Botdb Terms Of Service


Last Modified: 2016-02-23

Hello! Welcome to Botdb’s Terms of Service. These terms of service apply to botdb.net, the robotics database. We've also included several annotations that aren't a part of the contract itself, but are intended to emphasize key sections and help you follow the text. We’ve tried to be fair and straightforward. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions!

1. Accepting the Terms of Service


Please read these Terms of Service (collectively, the "Agreement") carefully before using botdb.net (the "Site") and/or the other domains, websites, products, applications, mobile applications, services, and/or Content provided by Botdb. (All of those collectively with the Site, we're going to call the "Services", and, incidently, we're going to refer to Botdb, the database website, as "Botdb," "we," or "us") sometimes. But you were probably expecting that. By using or accessing the Services, you ("Subscriber" or "you") agree to be bound by all the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If y ou don’t agree to all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you shouldn't, and aren't permitted to, use the Services. Botdb reserves the right to modify this Agreement by (1) posting a revised Agreement on and/or through the Services and (2) providing notice to you that this Agreement has changed, generally via email where practicable, and otherwise through the Services (such as through a notification on your Botdb Dashboard or in our mobile applications). You are responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any modifications to this Agreement.

2. Liability & Affiliate Disclosure

All information provided by Botdb is not intended to be, or available as, a substitute for private paid research or professional advice. The information presented by Botdb is provided to readers who agree to these terms and conditions as general entertainment. Botdb does not claim accuracy of the information provided, although we do make every attempt to make the information useful. By using the information provided by Botdb, you disclaim any responsibility on behalf of Botdb. The information is used at your own risk and you agree that in no event shall Botdb be held liable for damages related to your use of the information provided.

Botdb does not endorse any brand, product, model, service, or other information provider that exist in the information or on advertisements displayed on Botdb.

Botdb participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, the eBay Partner Network, and the Walmart Affiliate Program. These participations do not imply endorsement of services and have no effect on the information provided. By participating in these programs, Botdb receives commission based advertising fees that do not impact product pricing to the consumer.

3. Use of the Services

Eligibility:

No individual under the age of thirteen (13) may use the Services, provide any personal information to Botdb, or otherwise submit personal information through the Services (including, for example, a name, address, telephone number, or email address). You may only use the Services if you can form a binding contract with Botdb and are not legally prohibited from using the Services.

You have to be at least 13 years old to use Botdb. We're serious: it's a hard rule, based on U.S. federal and state legislation. “But I’m, like, 12.9 years old!” you plead. Nope, sorry. If you're younger than 13, don't use Botdb. Ask your parents for a Playstation 4, or try books.

Service Changes and Limitations:

The Services change frequently, and their form and functionality may change without prior notice to you. Botdb retains the right to create limits on and related to use of the Services in its sole discretion at any time with or without notice. Botdb may also impose limits on certain Services or aspects of those Services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Services without notice or liability. Botdb may change, suspend, or discontinue any or all of the Services at any time, including the availability of any product, feature, database, or Content (as defined below). Botdb may also terminate or suspend Accounts (as defined below) at any time, in its sole discretion.

Botdb is an ever-evolving platform. With new products, services, and features launching all the time, we need flexibility to make changes, impose limits, and occasionally suspend or terminate certain offerings (like features that flop). We can also terminate or suspend any account at any time. That sounds harsh, but we only use that power when we have a reason, as outlined in these Terms of Service, or our quite stirring Privacy Policy.

Limitations on Automated Use:

You may not, without express prior written permission, do any of the following while accessing or using the Services: (a) tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Services, or the computer or delivery systems of Botdb and/or its service providers; (b) probe, scan, or test any system or network (particularly for vulnerabilities), or otherwise attempt to breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures; (c) access or search or attempt to access or search the Services by any means (automated or otherwise) other than through our currently available, published interfaces that are provided by Botdb (and only pursuant to those terms and conditions) or unless permitted by Botdb's robots.txt file or other robot exclusion mechanisms; (d) scrape the Services, and particularly scrape Content (as defined below) from the Services; (e) use the Services to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information, including without limitation by forging TCP-IP packet headers or email headers; or (f) interfere with, or disrupt, (or attempt to do so), the access of any Subscriber, host or network, including, without limitation, by sending a virus to, spamming, or overloading the Services, or by scripted use of the Services in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on the Services.

4. Registration, Botdb URLs, and Security

As a condition to using certain of the Services, you may be required to create an account (an "Account") and select a password and Botdb username.

You agree to provide Botdb with accurate, complete, and updated registration information, particularly your email address.

It's really important that the email address associated with your Botdb account is accurate and up-to-date. If you ever forget your password - or worse, fall victim to a malicious phishing attack - a working email address is often the only way for us to recover your account.

You are also responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account password and for the security of your Account, and you will notify Botdb immediately of any actual or suspected loss, theft, or unauthorized use of your Account or Account password.

5. Privacy

For information about how Botdb collects, uses, and shares your information, please review our Privacy Policy. You agree that by using the Services you consent to the collection, use, and sharing (as set forth in the Privacy Policy) of such information, including the transfer of this information to the United States and/or other countries for storage, processing, and use by Botdb and the Botdb Affiliates (as defined below).

6. Content and Subscriber Content

Definitions:

For purposes of this Agreement: (1) the term "Content" means a visual creative expression and includes, without limitation, video, audio, photographs, images, illustrations, animations, logos, any of which may be generated, provided, or otherwise made accessible on or through the Services; (2) the term "Subscriber Content" means Content that a Subscriber submits, transfers, or otherwise provides to the Services.

Your Rights in Subscriber Content:

Subscribers retain ownership and/or other applicable rights in Subscriber Content, and Botdb and/or third parties retain ownership and/or other applicable rights in all Content other than Subscriber Content, and BotDb retains ownserhip of any written content or data submitted to the website.

Subscriber Content License to Botdb:

When you provide Subscriber Content to Botdb through the Services, you grant Botdb a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sublicensable, perpetual, transferable right and license to use, host, store, cache, reproduce, publish, display (publicly or otherwise), perform (publicly or otherwise), distribute, transmit, modify, adapt (including, without limitation, in order to conform it to the requirements of any networks, devices, services, or media through which the Services are available), and create derivative works of, such Subscriber Content.

You also agree that this license includes the right for Botdb to make all publicly-posted Content available to third parties selected by Botdb, so that those third parties can syndicate and/or analyze such Content on other media and services.

An example of what it means to "make all publicly-posted Content available" to a Botdb partner for distribution or analysis would be licensing the Botdb "firehose," a live feed of all public activity on Botdb, to partners like search engines.

Note also that this license to your Subscriber Content continues even if you stop using the Services, primarily because of the social nature of Content shared through Botdb’s Services - when you post something publicly, others may choose to comment on it, making your Content part of a social conversation that can’t later be erased without retroactively censoring the speech of others.

One thing you should consider before posting: When you make something publicly available on the Internet, it becomes practically impossible to take down all copies of it.

You also agree that you will respect the intellectual property rights of others, and represent and warrant that you have all of the necessary rights to grant us this license for all Subscriber Content you transfer to us.

Your access to and use of the Services or any Content is at your own risk. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, Botdb DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Botdb makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to the Services, including any representation or warranty that the use of the Services will (a) be timely, uninterrupted or error-free or operate in combination with any other hardware, software, system, or data, (b) meet your requirements or expectations, (c) be free from errors or that defects will be corrected, or (d) be free of viruses or other harmful components. Botdb also makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to Content; Subscriber Content, in particular, is provided by and is solely the responsibility of, the Subscribers providing that Content. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained from Botdb or through the Services, will create any warranty not expressly made herein.

13. Time Limitation on Claims and Releases From Liability

You agree that any claim you may have arising out of or related to this Agreement or your relationship with Botdb must be filed within one year after such claim arose; otherwise, your claim is permanently barred.

You further release, to the fullest extent permitted by law, Botdb and its employees, agents, consultants, directors, shareholders, any other person or entity that directly or indirectly controls, is under common control with, or is directly or indirectly controlled by, Botdb (the “Botdb Affiliates”) from responsibility, liability, claims, demands, and/or damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown (including but not limited to claims of negligence), arising out of or related to the following:

  • Disputes between Subscribers, including those between you and other Subscribers.
  • The acts of third parties generally (i.e., individuals or entities who are not Botdb or a Botdb Affiliate), including third party sites and services.
  • Disputes concerning any use of or action taken using your Account by you or a third party.
  • Claims relating to the unauthorized access to any data communications relating to, or Content stored under or relating to, your Account, including but not limited to unauthorized interception, use, or alteration of such communications or your Content. For the sake of clarity, this includes any and all claims related to the security of your Account credentials.
  • If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code § 1542, which says: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."

    14. Limitation of Liability

    TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, Botdb AND THE Botdb AFFILIATES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR: (A) ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER; (B) LOSS OF: PROFITS, REVENUE, DATA, USE, GOODWILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES; (C) DAMAGES RELATING TO YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES; (D) DAMAGES RELATING TO ANY CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY OR SUBSCRIBER USING THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OR CONTENT; AND/OR (E) DAMAGES IN ANY MANNER RELATING TO ANY CONTENT. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES TO ALL CLAIMS, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER OR NOT Botdb HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, AND FURTHER WHERE A REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

    TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF Botdb AND THE Botdb AFFILIATES, FOR ANY CLAIM UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING FOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IS LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS (US $100.00) OR THE AMOUNT YOU PAID US TO USE THE APPLICABLE SERVICE(S).

    15. Exclusions to Warranties and Limitation of Liability

    Some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the exclusion/limitation of liability as set forth in Section 14, so the limitations above may not apply to you.

    16. Termination

    Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time by notifying the other party. Botdb may terminate or suspend your access to or ability to use any and all Services immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason or no reason, including but not limited to if you breach any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement. In particular, Botdb may immediately terminate or suspend Accounts that have been flagged for repeat copyright infringement.

    Upon termination of your access to or ability to use a Service, including but not limited to suspension of your Account on a Service, your right to use or access that Service and any Content will immediately cease. All provisions of this Agreement that by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, and limitations of liability. Termination of your access to and use of the Services shall not relieve you of any obligations arising or accruing prior to such termination or limit any liability that you otherwise may have to Botdb or any third party.

    17. Choice of Law and Venue

    You and Botdb agree that we will resolve any claim or controversy at law or equity that arises out of this Agreement or the Services in accordance with this Section or as you and Botdb otherwise agree in writing. Before resorting to formal dispute resolution, we strongly encourage you to contact us to seek a resolution.

    Law and Forum for Legal Disputes:

    This Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of California as they apply to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within California between California residents, without regard to conflict of law provisions. You agree that any claim or dispute you may have against Botdb must be resolved exclusively by a state or federal court located in Los Angeles County, California, except as otherwise agreed by the parties. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Los Angeles County, California for the purpose of litigating all such claims or disputes.

    If you are (a) a United States federal, state, or local government agency or body, (b) using the Services in your official capacity, and (c) legally unable to accept the clauses in this Section, then this Section doesn’t apply to you. For such entities, this Agreement and any related action will be governed by the laws of the United States of America, without regard to conflict of law provisions, and, in the absence of federal law and to the extent permitted under federal law, the laws of the State of California, excluding choice of law.

    18. Miscellaneous

    This Agreement, as modified from time to time, constitutes the entire agreement between you and Botdb with respect to the subject matter hereof. This Agreement replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding the subject matter hereof and constitutes the entire and exclusive agreement between the parties. The failure of either party to exercise, in any way, any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain enforceable and in full force and effect. This Agreement is not assignable, transferable, or sublicensable by you except with Botdb's prior written consent. Botdb may assign this Agreement in whole or in part at any time without your consent. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of this Agreement and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind Botdb in any respect whatsoever.

    19. Special Provisions for Subscribers Located Outside of the United States

    Botdb provides global products and services and enables a global community for individuals to share and follow the things they love. Botdb's servers and operations are, however, located in the United States, and Botdb's policies and procedures are based on United States law. As such, the following provisions apply specifically to Subscribers located outside of the United States: (1) you consent to the transfer, storage, and processing of your information, including but not limited to Subscriber Content and any personal information, to and in the United States and/or other countries; and (2) if you are using the Services from a country embargoed by the United States, or are on the United States Treasury Department's list of "Specially Designated Nationals," you agree that you will not engage in financial transactions, or conduct any commercial activities using or through the Services (for example, purchasing Premium Themes).

    20. DMCA Copyright Policy

    Botdb has adopted the following policy toward copyright infringement on the Services in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the "DMCA"). The address of Botdb's Designated Agent for copyright takedown notices ("Designated Agent") is listed below. You may submit a notice under the DMCA: contact us to file a DMCA notice.

    Reporting Instances of Copyright Infringement:

    If you believe that Content residing or accessible on or through the Services infringes a copyright, please send a notice of copyright infringement containing the following information to the Designated Agent at the address below:

    1. Identification of the work or material being infringed.
    2. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing, including its location, with sufficient detail so that Botdb is capable of finding it and verifying its existence.
    3. Contact information for the notifying party (the "Notifying Party"), including name, address, telephone number, and email address.
    4. A statement that the Notifying Party has a good faith belief that the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or law.
    5. A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided in the notice is accurate and that the Notifying Party is authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the copyright owner.
    6. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright that has been allegedly infringed.

    Please also note that the information provided in a notice of copyright infringement may be forwarded to the Subscriber who posted the allegedly infringing content. After removing material pursuant to a valid DMCA notice, Botdb will immediately notify the Subscriber responsible for the allegedly infringing material that it has removed or disabled access to the material. Botdb will terminate, under appropriate circumstances, the Accounts of Subscribers who are repeat copyright infringers, and reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate any Subscriber for actual or apparent copyright infringement.

    Submitting a DMCA Counter-Notification:

    If you believe you are the wrongful subject of a DMCA notification, you may file a counter-notification with Botdb by providing the following information to the Designated Agent at the address below:

    • The specific URLs of material that Botdb has removed or to which Botdb has disabled access.
    • Your name, address, telephone number, and email address.
    • A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located (or the federal district courts located in Los Angeles County, California if your address is outside of the United States), and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided the original DMCA notification or an agent of such person.
    • The following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled."
    • Your signature.

    Upon receipt of a valid counter-notification, Botdb will forward it to Notifying Party who submitted the original DMCA notification. The original Notifying Party (or the copyright holder he or she represents) will then have ten (10) days to notify us that he or she has filed legal action relating to the allegedly infringing material. If Botdb does not receive any such notification within ten (10) days, we may restore the material to the Services.

    Designated Agent

    Attn: Copyright Agent

    Botdb
    6130 Glen Alder St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90068
    United States
    contact us