Effective: July 16, 2020
If our Terms ever change, this page will be reflected accordingly, and we will disseminate any theoretical change to the best of our ability on this Website.
We may, in our sole discretion and without any advanced notice, ban you from accessing our site for violating these Terms, or for any reason we see fit. We can also remove our own content or your User Content without any advanced notice, for any reason we see fit. We at divulge also do not assume any responsibility, nor endorse any user or User Content that may be published, even if a User is not banned or such User Content is not removed.
It is never permitted for users to interrupt the serving of our Website, introduce malicious code to our Website, assist anyone in misusing the Website in any way, or use the Website to violate the law or the safety or dignity of another person in any way.
About Our Content
Here at divulge we seek to be a public educational source, and in order to maintain and better ensure that our content can be used as such, some rules must be set in place. Whether you are planning to write an article, want to use our content, or are just browsing our site, these Terms will help establish what using our site entails.
Fair Use Notice
This Website may contain copyrighted material which has not always been specifically authorized to use by the copyright owner. Such material is being used to educate on issues pertaining to politics, economics, the environment, science, civil rights, and more. It is believed that this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 of the US Copyright Law.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (“COPPA”)
Due to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule, divulge cannot and will not allow submissions of any content from children under the age of 13. Divulge is not intended for users under the age of 13. No person under the age of 13 may create an account or use any part of our Website that requires the submission of personally identifiable information, like email or name. If we have knowledge that a user or any User Content was created by a person under the age of 13, then we will terminate their account and remove any User Content associated with that person.
CC: Sharing With Attribution
Unless otherwise indicated, all content on divulge is published with a Creative Commons License which permits sharing with attribution. This license permits anyone to reuse, adapt, or share our content, as long as you credit us or the creator of said content. Please read the official license to understand how our content can be used.
You Affirm That You Have the Right to Publish What You Post
By submitting and publicizing User Content on our site in comments, articles, or elsewhere, you affirm that you have the relevant copyright, trademark and intellectual property rights to use that work or have a sensible belief that using such content constitutes “fair use.” For legal and moral reasons please do not post content that you do not have the right to republish.
You Grant divulge the Right to Use Your Work
By submitting User Content, you grant us an unlimited license to use your content in any way we choose. This can include uses such as republishing works on other platforms, promotional reasons, creating copies for backups, and elsewhere. You also allow us to modify any such content as we see fit (such as making your content more user friendly). We also are not obliged to publish any user submitted content.
The only exception will be if the creator of any content (such as a submitted article), request that we edit or remove your work for safety or any other personal reasons. We will uphold such request to the best of our ability; however, we cannot guarantee the removal of other copies, republications, internet archives, or otherwise, that are not owned by us or not within our authority.
Because our servers are located remotely, and because User Content is retained indefinitely (unless you fall under the exception), you grant us these rights worldwide and irrevocably, and agree that we don’t owe you royalties for any use of your content based on these rights.
You Grant the Community the Right to Reuse Your Work
Additionally, when you make User Content available on divulge, you grant anyone a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License to it. Be mindful of this and read the license to understand how your content can be used by others.
This Website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by divulge.
As a convenience to users, we may provide links to third-party content, websites or services. We do not endorse, sponsor, control, or otherwise accept responsibility for this material, except to the extent that we otherwise control it.
We Do Not Endorse Site Content
Divulge takes no responsibility for, nor assumes any liability, and expressly does not endorse or share the opinion of any User Content.
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK: INDEMNITIES AND WARRANTIES
When you create content, you are solely responsible for it and the opinions that you express are your own. You will not hold us responsible [you indemnify us] for any User Content that violates any law or infringes the rights of any third party.
In the legal world, indemnify means you agree to hold divulge, its executives, members, volunteers, and agents, harmless from and defend them against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including without limitation reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, arising out of or in any way arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of the Website, Services, and all divulge and User Content, your violation of these Terms of Service, your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any intellectual property right, publicity, confidentiality, property or privacy right; or (iv) or any claim that your User Content caused damage to a third party.
DIVULGE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, WHETHER IN TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF THE DIVULGE WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, OR DATA.
Takedown of Copyrighted Material
If you believe that any content on our Website has been used unlawfully, we will remove such content from public view that we believe in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed by any of our members or users. It is also our policy to terminate the accounts of repeat offenders.
We will, at our discretion, deactivate or terminate the account of any user that infringes the copyright of others.
If you believe your copyrighted work has been published on divulge and constitutes copyright infringement, please send a notice to us at our email: [email protected] with information including; proof of ownership of such copyrighted work, what copyrighted work you claim has been infringed, a link or other description of where your claimed copyrighted material is located, and a means to contact you for correspondence.