Acceptable Use Policy
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
1. Right to Reject Content/Suspend Account
Simplified reserves the right to accept or reject video and any other content, and/or to suspend the account of any publisher, at Simplified’s sole discretion, at any time, whether or not such publisher’s content has previously been accepted into the Simplified Service. Please note that, as a self-service platform, Simplified will not review or screen content on a regular basis for compliance with these terms or applicable laws. Nevertheless, if Simplified has reasonable belief (which may be based on information provided by third parties) of conduct that may include or involve, without limitation: (i) violation of third party rights such as copyright, trademark and rights of privacy and publicity; (ii) violation of Simplified’s Prohibited Activities or restrictions on Prohibited Content (each as further described the AUP); (iii) interference with the proper functionality of any or all the Services; and/or (d) unlawful conduct in any local, state, federal or foreign jurisdiction. Simplified may reject such content and/or suspend the publisher’s account (although it undertakes no obligation to do any) at any time, without any notice.
2. Restrictions and Other Obligations
(a) Services Restrictions. You are expressly prohibited from: (i) selling, renting, leasing, sublicensing, assigning, or otherwise transferring or distributing any copies of the Services to third parties or otherwise exploiting the Services in any way not expressly permitted herein; (ii) modifying, translating, reverse engineering, decompiling, or disassembling the Services or altering any accompanying documentation; (iii) creating derivative works based upon the Services; (iv) altering, destroying or otherwise removing any proprietary notices, images or logos displayed, provided on or embedded within the Services; (v) restricting or inhibiting others use or enjoyment of the Services; (vi) gaining unauthorized access to other Accounts; (vii) impersonating or otherwise misrepresenting any person or entity, or making false or misleading indications of origin or fact; (viii) interfering with or disrupting the Services or Simplified’s servers or networks connected thereto, or disobeying any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Services; (ix) collecting or storing personally identifying information about other users for commercial or unlawful purposes; (x) impersonating any person or entity, including, but not limited to Simplified (or one of its vendors) officials, employees, or falsely stating or otherwise misrepresenting Your affiliation with a person or entity or employ misleading email addresses or falsify information in the header, footer, return path, or any part of any communication, including emails, transmitted through the Services; (xi) any activities that constitute or aid in software piracy, including but not limited to making available tools that can be used for no purpose other than for “cracking” software or other copyrighted Content and (x) engaging in any action that could reasonably interfere with the functionality or integrity of the Services. All of the foregoing prohibited activities set forth in this section are individually and collectively referred to herein as “Prohibited Activities”.
(b) Content Restrictions and Obligations. Nothing in this Acceptable Use Policy shall be construed to grant, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any third party Content accessed via the Services without the prior written permission of the content owner. Any and all rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to Simplified, its licensors, suppliers, resellers, or third party content owners. You are solely responsible for all matters arising out of or in connection with the Content including, without limitation, compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, and obtaining all third party consents and other rights, approvals, licenses, consents, waivers, and other permissions necessary for the Services to be utilized hereunder and Simplified is not responsible for the: (i) selection, acquisition, distribution and licensing of Content; or (ii) acquisition and payment of any third party licenses, rights clearances or other permissions needed from unions, guilds or other entities to use Content in the manner authorized by You in Your Account. You are solely responsible for maintaining copies of the Content and shall take precautionary measures to backup and protect it. Simplified has no obligation to provide You (or any third party) with backup or archival copies of any Content uploaded or distributed via the Services.
(c) Prohibited Circumvention of Publishers’ Ownership Rights. You may, in Your Account, indicate Your preference to distribute Content via one or more online publisher(s) (each a “Publisher”), and in such case You assume all risks and liabilities associated with the distribution of Content to such Publishers. You acknowledge and agree that Your rights to view the Publisher Content that You provide and/or access on or through the Services are strictly limited to the terms of those rights that You obtained in connection with Your acquisition of the Content itself. Except as permitted expressly by such rights, You may not copy, reproduce, modify, publish, transmit, transfer or sell, maintain, retain, create derivative works from, distribute or re-distribute, perform, link, display or in any way exploit any Content obtained through the Services, including, without limitation, by incorporating data and or Content from the Services into any e-mail, search, catalogue, directory, or other “white pages” products or service, whether browser-based, based on proprietary client-site applications, web-based, or otherwise. You understand, agree and acknowledge that engaging in any of the aforementioned conduct may constitute a crime and/or other form of unlawful behavior for which You may be held criminally and/or civilly liable.
(d) Prohibited Content. You shall not use the Services to upload, download, post, e-mail, transmit, transfer, distribute, display or link to Content that: (i) promotes illegal activity, or provides instructions for illegal activity; (ii) exploits images or discloses personally identifiable information of children under eighteen (18) years of age or otherwise harms minors in any way; (iii) You do not have the right to use for the purposes of the Services, including to Content that You do not have a right to transmit under any law or regulation or under contractual or fiduciary relationships including but not limited to inside information and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment or agency relationships or pursuant to nondisclosure agreements; (iv) is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, violent, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, hateful or racially, sexually, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (v) infringes the intellectual property or proprietary rights of any third party or contributes to inducing or facilitating such infringement.; (vi) is in any way related to any raffle, sweepstakes, contest or game requiring a fee by participants; (vii) directly or indirectly is used for “junk mail”, “spam”, “chain letters”, “pyramid schemes”, or any other like form of solicitation; (viii) contains any malicious or invasive software, or that could diminish the quality of, interfere with the performance of, or impair the functionality of the Services; or (ix) contains advertising, offers for sale, or sells any item You are prohibited from advertising or selling by any applicable local, state, national, or international law, including regulations having the force of law, or advertising, offers for sale, or sales any of the following items: any firearms, explosives, or weapons; any food that is not packaged or does not comply with all laws governing the sale of food to consumers by commercial merchants; any alcoholic beverages; any tobacco products for human consumption, including, without limitation, cigarettes and cigars, any items that are indecent or obscene, that are hateful or racially, sexually, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, that contain child pornography, that are otherwise pornographic in nature; any controlled substances or pharmaceuticals; any items that are counterfeit or stolen; any dangerous items; any goods or services that do not, in fact, exist; any registered or unregistered securities; any items that violate or infringe the rights of other parties; any items that You do not have the legal right to sell; any items where doing so through Simplified or the Services would cause Simplified to violate any law. All of the foregoing prohibited uses set forth in this section are individually and collectively referred to herein as “Prohibited Content”.
(e) As a condition to using the Services, You will be required to register with Simplified and select a password. You shall provide Simplified with accurate, complete, and updated registration information, including your email address. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of this Agreement, which may result in immediate termination of your account. You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Simplified password. You are solely responsible for any use of or action taken under your password and accept full responsibility for all activity conducted through your account and agree to and hereby release Simplified from any and all liability concerning such activity. You agree to notify Simplified immediately of any actual or suspected loss, theft, or unauthorized use of your account or password. Simplified will take reasonable security precautions when using the internet, telephone or other means to transport data or other communications, but expressly disclaims any and all liability for the accessing of any such data communications by unauthorized persons or entities.
(f) Other Legal Restrictions. The Services may not be used to intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, without limitation, regulations promulgated by the United States of America Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including, without limitation, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ, and any regulations having the force of law or use Simplified or the Services to sell, purchase, or offer to sell or purchase any registered or unregistered securities, or upload, post, email, otherwise transmit, or post links to any material that is false, misleading, or designed to manipulate any equity, security, or other market. You agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations that apply to their use of the Services. You, and not Simplified, shall be responsible for ensuring that Your use of the Service does not constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable law, regulation or ordinance, including, without limitation, United States of America law, regarding the transmission of copyrighted, trademarked Content or personally identifiable information or controlled technical data. You shall not (i) fail to complete any transaction after submitting an order to purchase any goods or services, subject to any specific terms and conditions governing such transactions, (ii) submit any order to purchase goods or services where You do not intend to complete the transaction, or (iii) purchase any goods or services that You are prohibited from purchasing or possessing by any law applicable to You in Your jurisdiction. The responsibility for ensuring compliance with all such laws shall be the user’s alone. By submitting an order to purchase goods or services, You represent and warrant that You have the legal right to purchase such goods or services.
(g) Age Restriction for Simplified and Responsibility for Minors. Use of the Services is not intended for persons under the age of 18 (“Minors”). Minors are not authorized by Simplified to use the Services, even if Minors set up an Account or accept the terms of any agreement. Parents or guardians may authorize Minors between the ages of 13 and 17 to use the Services, provided they assume all responsibility and legal liability for the conduct of such Minor including, without limitation, monitoring the Minor’s access and use of the Services. If Simplified learns that anyone under the age of 13 is using the Services, Simplified will require verified parental or guardian consent, in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”).