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Velnota congregates people with ideas to grow society, interweave opinions, and connect with different thinking neighbors. These Terms of Service ("Terms" ) govern your access to and use of the Velnota website, APIs, and widgets (" Velnota" or the "Services"), except where we expressly state that separate terms (and not these) apply. These Services are provided to you by Velnota LLC ("Velnota", "we ", "us", or "our"). By accessing or using Velnota, you agree to be bound by these Terms.

1. The service we provide

Our goal is to aggregate ideas by converging different-minded people, collaborating on each others’ ideas, products, services, and possibilities. We do this not only by showing things we think are interesting to you or others, but also allowing you to build communities via Walls to help you filter and organize the materials that interest you.

To provide our Service, we need to be able to identify you and your interests. Some of the things we show you are promoted by advertisers. As part of our service, we try to show relevant, promoted content that may interest you. You can identify promoted content because it will be clearly labeled.

2. How our services are funded

Instead of paying to use Velnota and the other products and services we offer, but using the Services covered by these Terms, you agree that we can show you ads -- interwoven into other content on Velnota just like any other content on Velnota -- that businesses and organizations pay us to promote on and off Velnota Services. We use your personal data and inputted data, such as your posted content and joined walls, to show you ads that are more relevant to you. You may then be able to interact with the content which may mutually benefit you and the promoter like any other content on Velnota.

We don’t sell your personal data. We allow advertisers to tell us things like their business and the kind of audience they want to see their ads (for example, people who like sci-fi movies). We don’t share information that directly identities you (information such as your email address that by itself can be used to contact you or identifies who you are) unless you give us specific permission.

We collect and use your personal data in order to provide the products described above to you.

3. Using Velnota and Account Security

Children under the age of 13 are not allowed to create an Account or otherwise use the Services. Additionally, you must be over the age required by the laws of your country to create an account or otherwise use the Services, or we need to have received verifiable consent from your parent or legal guardian.

Additionally, if we’re previously disabled your account for violations of our Terms or Policies or you are a convicted sex offender, you are prohibited from receiving our products, services, or software under applicable laws.

We believe privacy matters but accountability is valued as well, letting our community be safer. For this reason, you must:

You are solely responsible for the information associated with your Account and anything that happens related to your Account. You must maintain the security of your Account and immediately notify Velnota if you discover or suspect that someone has accessed your Account without your permission. We recommend that you use a strong password.

4. Your content

The Services may contain information, text, links, graphics, photos, videos, or other materials ("Content"), including Content created or submitted to the Services by you or through your Account ("Your Content"). We take no responsibility for and we do not expressly or implicitly endorse, support, or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of Your Content or communications posted via the Services.

You understand that by using the Services, you may be exposed to Content that might be offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate or in some cases, postings that have been mislabeled or are otherwise deceptive. All Content is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such Content. We may not monitor or control the Content posted via the Services and, we cannot take responsibility for such Content.

You are responsible for your use of the Services and for any Content you provide. You should only provide Content that you are comfortable sharing with others. You retain any ownership rights you have in Your Content, but you grant Velnota the license to use that Content:

When Your Content is created with or submitted to the Services, you grant us a worldwide royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, transferable, and sublicensable license to use, copy, modify, adapt, prepare derivative works of, distribute, store, perform, and display Your Content and any name, username, voice, or likeness provided in connection with Your Content in all media formats and channels now known or later developed anywhere in the world. This license includes the right for us to make Your Content available for syndication, broadcast, distribution or publication by other companies, organizations, or individuals who partner with Velnota. You also agree that we may remove metadata associated with Your Content, and you irrevocably waive any claims and assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to Your Content.

You own the intellectual property rights (things like copyright or trademarks) in any such content that you create and share on Velnota and the other Velnota Services that you use. Nothing in these Terms takes away the rights you have to your own content. However, to provide our services, we need you to give us some legal permissions (known as a ‘license’) to use this content. This is solely for the purposes of providing and improving our Products and services as described in Section 1 above.

Any ideas, suggestions, and feedback about Velnota or our Services that you provide are entirely voluntary, and you agree that Velnota may use such ideas, suggestions, and feedback without compensation or obligation to you.

Although we have no obligation to screen, edit, or monitor Your Content, we may, in our sole discretion, delete or remove Your Content at any time and for any reason, including for violating these Terms or if you otherwise create or are likely to create liability for us.

To help support our community, we encourage you to report content or conduct that you believe violates your rights (including intellectual property rights) or our terms and policies.

You can delete content individually. When you delete content, it’s no longer visible to other users, however, it may continue to exist elsewhere on our systems where:

In which case, the content will be retained for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it has been retained (the exact duration will vary on a case-by-case basis). In each of the above cases, this license will continue until the content has been fully deleted.

5. Moderators

Moderating a wall is an unofficial, voluntary position that may be available to users of the Services. We are not responsible for actions taken by moderators. We reserve the right to revoke or limit a user’s ability to moderate any time and for any reason or no reason, including for a breach of these Terms.

You are not, and may not represent that you are, authorized to act on behalf of Velnota. You may not enter into any agreement with a third party on behalf of Velnota, or any wall that you moderate, without our written approval. You may not perform moderation actions in return for any form of compensation, consideration, gift, or favor from third parties. If you have access to non-public information as a result of moderating a wall, you will use such information only in connection with your performance as a moderator. You may create and enforce rules for the walls you moderate, provided that such rules do not conflict with these Terms.

Velnota reserves the right, but has no obligation, to overturn any action or decision of a moderator if Velnota, in its sole discretion, believes that such action or decision is not in the interest of Velnota or the Velnota community.

6. General Terms

We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you, and you agree to receive legal notices electronically if that’s what we decide. We may revise these Terms from time to time and the most current version will always be posted on our website. If a revision, in our discretion, is material, we’ll notify you. By continuing to access or use Velnota after revision becomes effective, you agree to be bound by the new Terms. If you don’t agree to the new terms, please stop using Velnota.

7. The End of these Terms

You may end your legal agreement with Velnota by deactivating your account. We may suspend or terminate your account or cease providing you with all or part of the Services at any time for any or no reason, including, but not limited to, if we reasonably believe you have violated these Terms. If you stop using the Services without deactivating your Account, your Account may be deactivated due to prolonged inactivity.

The following sections will survive any termination of these Terms or of your Account: 4 (Your Content), 8 (Indemnity), 9 (Disclaimers), 10 (Limitation of Liability).

8. Indemnity

Except to the extent prohibited by law, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, third-party service providers, and licensors (the "Velnota Entities") harmless from any claim, suit, proceeding, dispute, demand, liability, damage, loss, cost, and expense, including, without limitation, costs and attorneys’ fees, made by any third party in any way related to (i) your use of the Services, (ii) your violation of these Terms, (iii) your violation of applicable laws or regulations, or (iv) Your Content. We reserve the right to control the defense of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims.

9. Disclaimers

The services are provided to you on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, title, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. Velnota entities do not warrant that the services are accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error free. Velnota does not control, endorse or take responsibility for any third party or user, including moderators. While Velnota attempts to make your access to and use of our services safe, we do not represent or warrant that our services or servers are free of viruses or other harmful components. Velnota entities do not warrant the deletion of, or the failure to store or to transmit. Any Content and other communications maintained by the Services. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained from the Velnota Entities or through the Services, will create any warranty or representation not expressly made herein.

10. Limitation of Liability

We work hard to provide the best Services we can and to specify clear guidelines for everyone who uses them. Our Services, however, are provided "as is," and we make no guarantees that they always will be safe, secure, or error-free, or that they will function without disruptions, delays, or imperfections.

IN NO EVENT AND UNDER NO THEORY OF LIABILITY, INCLUDING CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE, WILL THE VELNOTA ENTITIES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR LOST PROFITS ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR THE SERVICES, INCLUDING THOSE ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE ON THE SERVICES THAT IS ALLEGED TO BE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE VELNOTA ENTITIES HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN IF A REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE VELNOTA ENTITIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES, WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, USE GOODWILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM (i) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES; (ii) ANY CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES; (iii) ANY CONTENT OBTAINED FROM THE SERVICES; OR (iv) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OF CONTENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE VELNOTA ENTITIES EXCEED THE GREATER OF ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS OR THE AMOUNT YOU PAID VELNOTA, IF ANY, IN THE PAST SIX MONTHS FOR THE SERVICES GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM.

Effective 26 December 2020