Terms of service

Introduction

This document constitutes a legally-binding agreement ("Agreement") governing the terms of providing you with our service. We reserve the right to provide you with operating rules or additional terms that may govern your use of the Site generally, unique parts of the Site, or both ("Additional Terms"). Any Additional Terms that we publish or otherwise provide to you are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms. To the extent any Additional Terms conflict with these Terms, the Additional Terms will control.

BEFORE ACCESSING OR USING ANY PART OF THE SITE, YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY READ THESE TERMS. BY ACCESSING OR USING ANY PART OF THE SITE, REGISTERING AS A USER, DOWNLOADING OUR MOBILE APPLICATION, OR CLICKING THE "I AGREE" BUTTON, YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND OUR PRIVACY POLICY, THE TERMS OF WHICH ARE HEREBY INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE INTO THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SITE.

The material provided on the Site is protected by law, including but not limited to European Union copyright law and international treaties. We make no representation that the Site or its content is appropriate or available for use in locations other than the United States, and access to it from territories where its contents are illegal or otherwise regulated is prohibited. If you choose to access the Site from locations other than in the European Union, you do so at your own initiative, at your own risk, and are responsible for complying with all applicable local laws. We reserve the right to limit, in our sole discretion, the provision and quantity of any feature, product or service to any person or geographic area. Any offer for any feature, product or service made on the Websites is void where prohibited.

Throughout this document, the words "QuotesAcademy," "QuotesAcademy.com," "Quotes Academy" "us," "we," and "our," refer to us, as is appropriate in the context of the use of the words. Likewise, the words "you" and "your" refer to you, the person who is being presented with this document for your agreement.

Changes to the Site and Terms

We may update these Terms from time to time, and we may amend them at any time to incorporate additional terms specific to additional features, materials, products, opportunities, or services that we may make available on or through our Site. All such updates and amendments are effective immediately upon notice thereof, which we may give by any means, including, but not limited to, by posting a revised version of these Terms or other notice on the Site. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR REGULARLY REVIEWING THE SITE TO OBTAIN TIMELY NOTICE OF ANY SUCH UPDATES AND AMENDMENTS, AS YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE SITE SIGNIFIES YOUR CONTINUING CONSENT TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS. Such changes, updates, or amendments shall not serve to constitute a default or termination by QuotesAcademy of these Terms.

We also expressly reserve the right to make any changes that we deem appropriate from time to time to the Site or to any information, text, data, databases, graphics, images, logos, software, features, services, URLs, technology, documentation, or interactive features and other materials within the Site (all such materials, and any compilation, collection, or arrangement thereof, the "Content").

Description of Service and Disclaimer

The Site provides the probably the largest quotations website and offers a free, all-access pass to the world of quotations. QuotesAcademy is supported by ad revenue generated from ads that appear on our Site.

In keeping with our mission to share our knowledge with the world, Quotes Academy provides a hand-selected 'Quote of the Day' on our Quote of the Day page, on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+. You can 'Like' us, Follow us, +1 us, or sign up for our RSS feeds to receive our daily quote in your newsfeed.

We strive to source our quotes and review them to ensure their accuracy. However, we can't provide any 100% assurances about the quotes we post. That said, most people find our site enormously satisfying, and they love and adore our wonderful site.

Since fans share our unbridled enthusiasm for quotations, our QuotesAcademy submission form allows users to upload and submit quotes by famous people, provided that the user provides a reference URL as an accompanying source that verifies when, where and by whom the quote was spoken or written. While we appreciate submissions, we cannot and do not guarantee that we will publish them. Visitors can also email suggestions to us; we appreciate these, but there's no guarantee we will follow them. The Site does not enable users to upload or post quotes directly to our Site for public view. A human being reviews each and every submission and suggestion submitted. While we actively respond to submissions and suggestions by making appropriate additions, changes or enhancements to our site, we do not reply to individual submissions or suggestions.

The Site may enable access to third-party services and websites. Use of the Site or our services requires Internet access, which may require that you accept additional terms of service. We are not responsible for any such terms of service. You are solely responsible for complying with the terms of service and use of any third-party website.

Registration and Account Security

You are not required to register to use the Site, but may not be able to access some content or use certain services or features without registration, including the Subscription Service. To register as a user, you must provide a valid email address and select a unique username and password to be used in conjunction with your account ("Account"). If you become a registered user, you agree that you will provide true, accurate and complete registration information and, if such information changes, you will promptly update the relevant registration information. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and are fully responsible for all uses of your password and Account, whether by you or others. You agree to (a) keep your password confidential and not share it with anyone else; and (b) immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or Account or any other breach of security. We are not liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these obligations.

You acknowledge, consent and agree that QuotesAcademy may access, preserve and disclose your Account and user information as set forth in our Privacy Policy, including without limitation if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation, or disclosure is reasonably necessary: (a) to comply with legal process; (b) to enforce these Terms; (c) to respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; (d) to respond to your requests for customer service; (e) to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of QuotesAcademy, its users and the public; or (f) to investigate actual or alleged claims against us or our users.

License to Access and Use

You may access and use our Site only for your personal use. Any other access to or use of the Site or its content constitutes a violation of this Agreement and may violate applicable copyright, trademark, or other laws.

You may not access, use, or copy any portion of the Site or its content through the use of bots, spiders, scrapers, web crawlers, indexing agents, or other automated devices or mechanisms. You agree not to remove or modify any copyright notice or trademark legend, author attribution, or other notice placed on or contained within any of the Site's content. Except as expressly authorized by us in writing, in no event will you reproduce, redistribute, duplicate, copy, modify, distribute, transmit, create derivative works based upon, publicly display, publish, sell, resell, or exploit for any commercial purpose any portion of the Site or its Content or any access to or use of the Site or its Content.

Furthermore, you may not:

  • circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Site including, without limitation, any features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on the use of the Site;
  • transmit, distribute or upload programs or material that contain malicious code, such as viruses, timebombs, cancelbots, worms, trojan horses, spyware, or other potentially harmful programs or other material or information;
  • collect or harvest any personally identifiable information from the Site including, without limitation, user names, passwords, or email addresses;
  • attempt to or interfere with the proper working of the Site, or impair, overburden, or disable the same;
  • decompile, reverse engineer, or disassemble any portion of the Site;
  • use network-monitoring software to determine architecture of or extract usage data from the Site;
  • encourage conduct that violates any local, state or federal law, either civil or criminal, or impersonate another user, person, or entity;
  • affect us adversely or reflect negatively on us, the Site, our goodwill, name or reputation or cause duress, distress or discomfort to us or anyone else, or discourage any person, firm or enterprise from using all or any portion, features or functions of the Site, or from advertising, linking or becoming a supplier to us in connection with the Site;
  • engage in any conduct that restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the Website, App or Services.

Violation of any of these Terms may result in termination of your Account and access to the Site at any time without notice. We reserve the right to determine, in our sole discretion, what further action may be taken in the event of any discovered or reported violation of these Terms.

User Submissions

You can browse our website, at any time, and for any reason.If you wish to submit a quote for our consideration, we require that you submit information about the author and quotation. If you submit your name, we make no representations as to whether it will be published on the Site. If you have a great suggestion for us, you can submit your suggestion via email. QuotesAcademy does not and will not publish your email address on the Site. Information that you provide to us or that we collect about you and your access to and use of the Site is subject to our Privacy Policy. We encourage you to read and become familiar with our Privacy Policy.

By disclosing or offering any information to us, including quotes, ideas, suggestions or other information (each, a "Submission"), either through your use of the Site or otherwise, you authorize QuotesAcademy to make such copies thereof as we deem necessary, including to facilitate the posting and storage of the Submission on the Site. By making a Submission, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to QuotesAcademy an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, adapt, publish, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such Submission for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such Submission, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. You also grant us the right, but not the obligation to use your biographical information including, without limitation, your name, user name and general geographical location in connection with broadcast, print, online, or other use or publication of your Submission. You waive any and all claims you may now or later have in any jurisdiction to so-called "moral rights" or rights of "droit moral" with respect to the Submission.

By making a Submission, you represent and agree that all information that you provide to us in connection with your access to and use of the Site is true, accurate, and complete to the best of your knowledge and belief. You also agree that you will not post or transmit any material that violates Section before this one or:

  • violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, including, but not limited to, any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, or other intellectual property or proprietary right of any person or entity;
  • impersonates another or is unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane, pornographic, or otherwise objectionable;
  • includes personal information of others such as messages which identify phone numbers, social security numbers, account numbers, addresses, or employer references;
  • contains a formula, instruction, or advice that could cause harm or injury;
  • or
  • results in the transmission of junk e-mail, chain letters, duplicative or unsolicited messages, or so-called "spamming" and "phishing."

We reserve the right to display advertisements in connection with your Submission and to use your Submission for advertising and promotional purposes. You acknowledge and agree that your Submission may be included on the websites and advertising networks of our distribution partners and third-party vendors.

Children

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act prohibits us from collecting certain information from you, so don't submit any quotes to our website or email suggestions to us. Please also do not register for our Subscription Service. Our submission form permits uploaders to email suggestions to us, and our Subscription Service requires that you provide your email address, user name, and password which would mean we have your user name and your email address. If you're under 13, do not share your information with us!

Hyperlinks

This Site may include hyperlinks to other websites which are not maintained by QuotesAcademy. We are not responsible for the content of such external websites and we make no representations whatsoever concerning the content or accuracy of, opinions expressed in, or other links provided by such websites. The inclusion of any hyperlink to external websites does not imply endorsement by QuotesAcademy of those websites or any products or services referred to therein. The terms of service and privacy policies applicable to external websites may be different from those applicable to our Site. If you decide to access any external website through a link within our Site, you do so entirely at your own risk, and QuotesAcademy will have no liability for any loss or damage arising from your access or use of any external website. Since QuotesAcademy is not responsible for the availability of these websites, or their content, you should direct any concerns regarding an external website to the administrator of that website. You agree that you will bring no suit or claim against us arising from or based upon any such use of external websites. Hyperlinks to other websites that are provided on the Site are not intended to imply that: (a) we are affiliated or associated with any external website; or (b) any linked site is authorized to use any of our trademarks, trade names, logos, or copyrights.

Copyright (Yours & Ours)

We own the copyright to the arrangement of information on the Site.

PYou agree not to copy, distribute, display, disseminate, or otherwise reproduce any of the information on our Site, or our Site itself, without our prior written permission. This includes, but is not limited to, all original content (such as BUT NOT LIMITED TO! articles, photographs, biographies) and a prohibition on collecting aggregated information from our Site that is in the public domain and publishing it elsewhere. This prohibition does not extend to uses which would, if governed solely by the copyright law of the European Union, be considered a "fair use."

By accepting this Agreement, you can use our stuff for legitimate academic, research, and reporting projects, but you can't use it to copy and paste information provided on our Site on your own website. We don't pay for anything you submit to us via our submission form or suggestion email inbox simply because you provide it of your own volition. By submitting material to us, you acknowledge that you have the right to do so, and that you completely transfer to us any rights you might have had in the submission.

Also, all photographs published on QuotesAcademy, and on our QuotesAcademy social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+, are protected by copyright. Our photographs are watermarked. You agree not to copy, distribute, display, disseminate, or otherwise reproduce QuotesAcademy photographs, without our prior written permission. That said, there is one exception: You can share our photographs via social media as long as, and only if, they link back to QuotesAcademy or the Site. If you steal our images, publish them and link them back to your own website, we will find you... and that won't be good! Share our photographs, enjoy them, be inspired by them - do not infringe on them.

Termination of Access

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to terminate, restrict access to or discontinue service to the Site (or any portions, components, or features thereof) to you or anyone else, for any reason or for no reason ("Termination"), at any time, without notice or liability, including without limitation: (a) if we determine that you failed to comply with the letter or the spirit of the Terms, Additional Terms, or other agreements or guidelines; (b) in response to requests by law enforcement or government agencies; (c) at your request (self-initiated account deletions); (d) in connection with the discontinuance or material modification of the Site (or any part thereof); (e) in connection with unexpected technical or security issues or problems; or (f) following extended periods of inactivity. Termination of your access and/or Account(s) may include: (i) removal of access to the Subscription Services; (ii) at our sole discretion, the deletion of all of your Account information and other content associated with your Account (or any part thereof), including your Submissions; and (iii) barring further use of the Subscription Services.

Any Termination shall not affect your obligations to us under these Terms. The provisions of these Terms which by their nature should survive the suspension or Termination of your access to or use of the Site, your Account, or these Terms shall survive including, but not limited to the rights and licenses that you have granted hereunder, indemnities, releases, disclaimers, limitations on liability, provisions related to choice of law, arbitration and dispute resolution, no class action, no trial by jury, and all of the miscellaneous provisions set forth below.

Disclaimer

THE USE OF THIS SITE BY YOU IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ACCORDINGLY, THE SITE AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE," WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. ALL SUCH WARRANTIES ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES: (a) AS TO THE MERCHANTABILITY OF OUR SERVICE OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE; (b) THAT THE USE OF THIS SITE OR ANY THIRD PARTY WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; (c) THAT THE USE OF THIS SITE OR ANY SUCH THIRD PARTY WEBSITE WILL ALLOW YOU TO OBTAIN ANY PARTICULAR RESULTS WHATSOEVER; (d) THAT THE QUOTES OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THIS SITE OR ANY THIRD PARTY WEBSITE ARE OR WILL BE ACCURATE, CURRENT, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, OR OF ANY PARTICULAR VALUE OR QUALITY; (e) THAT ANY DEFECTS IN THE SITE OR ITS CONTENT WILL BE CORRECTED; OR (f) THAT THE SITE AND ITS CONTENTS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER DISABLING DEVICES OR HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION THAT THE SITE OR ITS CONTENTS IS APPROPRIATE OR AVAILABLE FOR USE IN LOCATIONS OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES. IF YOU CHOOSE TO ACCESS THIS SITE FROM LOCATIONS OTHER THAN IN THE UNITED STATES, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN INITIATIVE, AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLYING WITH APPLICABLE LOCAL LAWS.

WE ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TIMELINESS, DELETION, MIS-DELIVERY OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE ANY CONTENT OR TO STORE ANY PERSONALIZATION SETTINGS OR USER MATERIALS. ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE IS DOWNLOADED AND/OR USED AT YOUR SOLE DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OR USE OF ANY SUCH CONTENT. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM QUOTESACADEMY OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL QUOTESACADEMY, ITS CONTRACTORS, SUPPLIERS, CONTENT-PROVIDERS, AND OTHER SIMILAR ENTITIES, AND THE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AGENTS OF EACH OF THE FOREGOING (COLLECTIVELY, OUR "REPRESENTATIVES"), BE LIABLE TO YOU, OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, ALLEGED UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY IN RELATION TO OR ARISING FROM THIS AGREEMENT OR OUR SERVICE, FOR REASONS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, FAILURE OF OUR SERVICE, NEGLIGENCE, OR ANY OTHER TORT. TO THE EXTENT THAT APPLICABLE LAW RESTRICTS THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN DAMAGES, YOU AGREE THAT WE ARE ONLY LIABLE TO YOU FOR THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF DAMAGES THAT THE LAW RESTRICTS OUR LIABILITY TO, IF SUCH A MINIMUM EXISTS. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OF THE FOREGOING, IF QUOTESACADEMY OR ANY OF ITS REPRESENTATIVES IS FOUND LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY AS A RESULT OF ANY CLAIMS OR OTHER MATTERS ARISING UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, THE SITE, OR YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR ITS CONTENTS, THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY FOR ALL SUCH CLAIMS AND OTHER MATTERS WILL NOT EXCEED $100 IN ANY CALENDAR YEAR.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us and our Representatives harmless for any claims by you or any third party which may arise from or relate to this Agreement or the provision of our service to you, including any damages caused by your use of the Site, its content and any services available on or through the Site or acceptance of the offers contained on it or your breach of these Terms. You also agree that you have a duty to defend us against such claims, and we may require you to pay for an attorney(s) of our choice in such cases. However, we reserve, and you grant to us, the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you hereunder. You agree that this indemnity extends to requiring you to pay for our reasonable attorneys' fees, court costs, and disbursements. In the event of a claim such as one described in this paragraph, we may elect to settle with the party/parties making the claim, and you shall be liable for the damages as though we had proceeded with a trial.

Jurisdiction

This Agreement shall be governed by the laws in force in the European Union, without regard to conflict-of-law principles. The offer and acceptance of this contract is deemed to have occurred in the European Union. You agree that any dispute arising from or relating to this Agreement will be heard solely by a court of competent jurisdiction in the European Union.

You agree that we may move to have it dismissed, and that you will be responsible for our reasonable attorneys' fees, court costs.

You agree that the prevailing party is entitled to all of its reasonable attorneys' fees, court costs, and disbursements from the unsuccessful party in any dispute. To the victor go the spoils!

Force Majeure

You agree that we are not responsible to you for anything that we may otherwise be responsible for, if it is the result of events beyond our control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, war, insurrection, riots, terrorism, crime, labor shortages (including lawful and unlawful strikes), embargoes, attacks from outer space, postal disruption, communication disruption, failure or shortage of infrastructure, shortage of materials, or any other event beyond our control.

Waiver and Severability

Our waiver of any breach of this Agreement will not be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach. In the event that a provision of this Agreement is found to be unlawful, conflicting with another provision of the Agreement, or otherwise unenforceable, the Agreement will remain in force as though it had been entered into without that unenforceable provision being included in it.

Assignment

You may not assign your rights and/or obligations under this Agreement to any other party without our prior written consent. We may assign our rights and/or obligations under this Agreement to any other party at our discretion.

Privacy Policy

In addition to these Terms, we have established a Privacy Policy, to explain how we collect, use, disclose and secure certain information collected from or about you through our Site. By accessing, using or downloading the Site, you are also signifying your acknowledgement and agreement to that Privacy Policy.