Peertal Terms of Use

“I wholly disapprove of what you say—and will defend to the death your right to say it.”

WE STAND FOR OUR FREEDOM OF SPEECH & EXPRESSION OF OPINION
While lovers of liberty in all lands have urged the necessity of freedom of speech, none put the case more pointedly than Voltaire as expressed above.

 

Revised: June 9, 2016

All opinions and views expressed in this program represent the sole opinions and views of the participants involved. As a platform we do not necessarily reflect or represent those of specific views. Our only view is that people should be free to extress their opinions & it's our duty to build a community to help humanities quest for self awareness.

 

These Terms of Use are effective immediately for non-Member visitors and Members registering accounts after the revision date. They will become effective for pre-existing Members within thirty (30) days of their receipt of email notification of this update.

These Terms of Use (the "Terms") govern your access to and use of our websites, emails and mobile applications ("Peertal"). These Terms also include our Privacy and Cookie Policy. By accessing and using Peertal, you agree to comply with these Terms. If you are using Peertal on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you agree to be bound by these Terms even if we have separate agreement with you. You may not use Peertal if you do not agree to the version of the Terms posted on Peertal at the time you access Peertal. (The terms "we" and "us" refer to Peertal, Inc., a Delaware corporation.)

Please note: These Terms require the use of arbitration on an individual basis to resolve disputes, rather than jury trials or class actions, and also limit the remedies available to you in the event of a dispute.

Eligibility to Use Peertal

To access or use Peertal, you must be 18 years of age or older and have the power and authority to enter into these Terms. Except as approved by us, Peertal is for your personal, non-commercial use. If you wish to make commercial use of Peertal, you must enter into an agreement with us to do so. You may not use Peertal if we have terminated your account or banned you.

Peertal Profiles

Peertal doesn't don't belong to a specific user, users create boards/profiles on which they can express opinions. The profile doesn't belong to a single user the same way a wikipedia page won't have an individual owner. Our platform & bots assist the development of community collaboration aimed at enabling people to freely express their opinions towards their environment. Anyone can create a profile for another user. In order validate a profile one can request a temporary password to be sent to the initially nominated email address. Other validation requirements may also apply to help improve your experience as each page can be moderated by other members through rating & reporting. You are solely responsible for any and all use of the infomration on the site. Your access is managed by sessions that are sent to your email & are subject to cancellation or suspension by Peertal at any time. 

Your Use of Peertal

Rules of Conduct. You will use Peertal solely for lawful purposes in a manner consistent with these Terms and any and all applicable laws, regulations, or other binding obligations (including contractual obligations) you may have towards third parties.

You will not:

Use any information obtained from Peertal in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any visitor without their prior explicit consent;
Introduce software or automated agents to Peertal, or access the Service so as to produce multiple accounts, generate automated messages, or to strip or mine data from Peertal;
Interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on Peertal or the networks or services connected to Peertal;
Interfere with, disrupt, modify, reverse engineer, or decompile any data or functionality of Peertal.

Links to Third-Party Websites. Peertal may contain links to third-party websites placed by us as a service to those interested in this information, or posted by other Members. Your use of all such links to third-party websites is at your own risk. We do not monitor or have any control over, and make no claim or representation regarding third-party websites. To the extent such links are provided by us, they are provided only as a convenience, and a link to a third-party website does not imply our endorsement, adoption or sponsorship of, or affiliation with, such third-party website. When you leave Peertal, our terms and policies no longer govern.

Third-Party Content on Peertal. Content from other Members, visitors, advertisers, and other third parties is made available to you through Peertal. ("Content") means any work of authorship or information, including salaries, company reviews, interview reviews, company photos, employer responses, job ads, employer profile information, advertisements, comments, opinions, postings, CVs, messages, text, files, images, photos, works of authorship, e-mail, or other materials you find on Peertal. Because we do not control such Content, you understand and agree that: (1) we are not responsible for, and do not endorse, any such Content, including advertising and information about third-party products and services, job ads, or the employer, interview and salary-related information provided anonymously by other Members; (2) we make no guarantees about the accuracy, currency, suitability, or quality of the information in such Content; and (3) we assume no responsibility for unintended, objectionable, inaccurate, misleading, or unlawful Content made available by other visitors, employers, advertisers, and third parties.

In accordance with Section 230 of the U.S. Communications Decency Act, we generally cannot be held liable for claims arising from the Content provided by third parties on Peertal.

Sharing Your Content on Peertal

Your Responsibility for Your Contribution. You are solely responsible for any and all Content that is posted through your account on Peertal ("Your Content"), as well as the representations you make to us about Your Content. You agree that by submitting Your Content to Peertal, have reviewed and agree to abide by our Community Guidelines.

Representations Regarding Your Content. You represent and warrant that:

You own Your Content or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in these Terms;

Your Content does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyright rights, or other rights of any person;

By providing or posting Your Content, you do not violate any binding confidentiality, non-disclosure, or contractual obligations you might have towards a third party, including your current or former employer or any potential employer;
Any information you provide in a salary, company review, interview review, company photo, employer response, job ad, or employer profile is correct;
Any information you provide about your current, past or potential status as an employee of a certain employer is correct and complete.
Any CV you upload is accurate and submitted on your own behalf.
Please do not provide any information that you are not allowed to share with others, including by binding contractual obligation or by law, because any information you provide will be accessible by every visitor of Peertal.

Prohibited Content. You agree that you will not post any Content that:

Is offensive or promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual, or is pornographic or sexually explicit in nature; bullies, harasses or advocates stalking, bullying, or harassment of another person;

Involves the transmission of "junk mail", "chain letters", or unsolicited mass mailing, or "spamming";

Is false or misleading or promotes, endorses or furthers illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;

Promotes, copies, performs or distributes an illegal or unauthorised copy of another person's work that is protected by copyright or trade secret law, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacturer-installed copy-protection devices, or providing pirated music, videos, or movies, or links to such pirated music, videos, or movies;

Is involved in the exploitation of persons under the age of eighteen (18) in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under eighteen (18);

Provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses and other harmful code;

Contains identification information such as social security number, passport number, national identification number, insurance number, driver's licence number, immigration number, or any other similar number, code, or identifier;

Solicits passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other visitors;

Except as expressly approved by us, involves commercial activities and/or promotions such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, pyramid schemes, advertising, affiliate links, and other forms of solicitation;

Contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or similar software;

Posts or distributes information which would violate any binding confidentiality, non-disclosure or other contractual restrictions or rights of any third party, including any current or former employers or potential employers;

Implies a Peertal endorsement or partnership of any kind; or

Otherwise violates these Terms, the terms of your agreements with us, or creates liability for us.

Enforcement by Peertal

Removal of Content. As it stands today Peertal has no ability to moderate specific content. The aim of the platform is for people to express their opinions & to allow the public community to moderate accordingly. We strongly disagree with the role of an OP member & are running this system in hope of seeing peoples humility come through when in need. If you see any Content on Peertal that you believe violates our policies, please do your bit to help restore the balance & feel free to share with your peers, friends & family as a good citizen. You understand and agree that if we choose not to remove or edit Content that you find objectionable, that decision will not constitute a violation of these Terms or any agreement we have with you.

Copyright Policy. Peertal has adopted the following policy toward copyright infringement on Peertal in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the "DMCA"). It is our policy to terminate membership privileges of any Member who repeatedly infringes copyright upon prompt notification to us by the copyright owner or the copyright owner's legal agent. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied in violation of DMCA and used on Peertal in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information:

An electronic or physical signature of the person authorised to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;

An identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on Peertal;

Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;

A written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorised to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

If you feel that content has been taken down inappropriately please contact our Copyright Agent who will provide information on the requirements and procedure for filing a counter-notification with us.

Contact information for our Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement is as follows:

e-mail: support@Peertal.com

Other Enforcement Actions. While we have no obligation to do so, we reserve the right to investigate and take appropriate action in our sole discretion against you if you violate these Terms, including without limitation: removing Content from Peertal (or modifying it); suspending your rights to use Peertal; terminating your membership and account; reporting you to law enforcement, regulatory authorities, or administrative bodies; and taking legal action against you.

 Defending Our Members. While we have no obligation to do so, we reserve the right to take appropriate action to protect the anonymity of our Members against the enforcement of subpoenas or other information requests that seek a Member's electronic address or identifying information.

 Rights to Your Content

We do not claim ownership in any Content that you submit to Peertal, but to be able to legally provide Peertal to our visitors, we have to have certain rights to use such Content in connection with Peertal, as set forth below. By submitting any Content to Peertal, you hereby grant to us an unrestricted, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully-paid and royalty-free, licence (with the right to sublicense through unlimited levels of sublicensees) to use, copy, perform, display, create derivative works of, and distribute such Content in any and all media (now known or later developed) throughout the world. No compensation will be paid with respect to the Content that you post through Peertal. You should only submit Content to Peertal that you are comfortable sharing with others under the terms and conditions of these Terms.

Rights to Peertal Content

Peertal contains Content provided by us and our licensors. We and our licensors (including other visitors) own and retain all proprietary (and intellectual property) rights in the Content we each provide and Peertal owns and retains all property rights in Peertal. If you are a visitor, we hereby grant you a limited, revocable, non-sublicensable licence under the intellectual property rights licensable by us to download, view, copy and print Content from Peertal solely for your personal use in connection with using Peertal. Except as provided in the foregoing, you agree not to: (1) reproduce, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, publicly perform or display, sell, or create derivative works based on Peertal or the Content (excluding Your Content); or (2) rent, lease, loan, or sell access to Peertal. Peertal ® is a registered trademark of Peertal, Inc. The trademarks, logos and service marks ("Marks") displayed on Peertal are our property or the property of other third parties. You are not permitted to use these Marks without our prior written consent or the consent of the third party that owns the Mark.

 Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us, our subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by any third party due to or arising from your use of Peertal and due to or arising from your breach of any provision of these Terms.

 Disclaimers and Limitation on Liability

The disclaimers and limitations on liability in this section apply to the maximum extent allowable under applicable law. Nothing in this section is intended to limit any rights you have which may not be lawfully limited.

You are solely responsible for your interactions with advertisers and other visitors and we are not responsible for the activities, omissions, or other conduct, whether online or offline, of any advertiser or visitor of Peertal. We are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate Content (including any information in profiles) posted on Peertal, whether caused by visitors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised in Peertal. We assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to, or alteration of, any communication with other visitors. We are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any hardware and software due to technical problems on the Internet or on Peertal or combination thereof, including any injury or damage to visitors or to any person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading materials in connection with Peertal. Under no circumstances shall we be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from use of Peertal or from any Content posted on Peertal or transmitted to visitors, or any interactions between visitors of Peertal, whether online or offline.

Peertal is provided "as-is" and as available. We expressly disclaim any warranties and conditions of any kind, whether express or implied, including the warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, quiet enjoyment, accuracy, or non-infringement. We make no warranty that: (1) Peertal will meet your requirements; (2) Peertal will be available on an uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free basis; or (3) the results that may be obtained from the use of Peertal will be accurate or reliable.

You hereby release us, our officers, employees, agents and successors from any and all claims, demands, and losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind that are either directly or indirectly related to or arises from: (1) any interactions with other visitors to or users of Peertal, or (2) your participation in any of our offline events.

IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY LOST PROFIT OR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF PEERTAL, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, WHERE PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU AGREE THAT OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF PEERTAL (FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION), WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS ($100).

 

Termination

You are free to stop using Peertal at any time however the content on the site is subject to community moderation. Inorder to maintain a non biased opinion & to avoid over power, all content from the site can be removed once items are reported 30% of the times by the community. You are also free to change your views or comments at any point however we do not nessesarly delete data that was created by others. We will have no liability whatsoever to you for any creation, termination or related deletion of your information.

Changes to Terms

We may revise these Terms from time by posting an updated version on Peertal and you agree that the revised Terms will be effective thirty (30) days after the change is posted. Your continued use of Peertal is subject to the most current effective version of these Terms.

Dispute Resolution

Governing Law. This Agreement and any and all claims or disputes by or between you or us, including but not limited to any such claims or disputes that are in any way related to or arising under this Agreement or your access to or use of Peertal, shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without giving effect to any conflict-of-laws principles that may otherwise provide for the application of the law of another jurisdiction. For any claim or dispute not subject to the Arbitration provision below, the claim or dispute shall be brought and litigated exclusively in the state courts located within Marin County, California or the federal courts in the Northern District of California, as appropriate, and you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of each of these courts for the purpose of litigating such claims or disputes.

PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY. IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS. YOU AGREE THAT BY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT, YOU AND PEERTAL ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION. YOU AND PEERTAL AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. ANY ARBITRATION WILL TAKE PLACE ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS; CLASS ARBITRATIONS AND CLASS ACTIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED.

 Arbitration. Except for a claim that we may have against you, any and all disputes between you and Peertal arising under or related in any way to this Agreement must be resolved through binding arbitration as described in this section. This agreement to arbitrate is intended to be interpreted broadly. It includes, but is not limited to, all claims and disputes relating to your use of Peertal. The arbitration will be governed by the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA"), as modified by this section. For any claim where the total amount of the award sought is $10,000 or less, the AAA, you and Peertal must abide by the following rules: (a) the arbitration shall be conducted solely based on telephone or online appearances and/or written submissions; and (b) the arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties. If the claim exceeds $10,000, the right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA rules, and the hearing (if any) must take place in San Francisco, California. The arbitrator's ruling is binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. In the event this agreement to arbitrate is held unenforceable by a court, then the claims or disputes that would otherwise have been arbitrated shall be exclusively brought in the state courts located in Marin County, California or federal courts located in the Northern District of California, as appropriate, and you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of each of these courts for the purpose of litigating such claims or disputes. Claims of infringement or misappropriation of Peertal's patent, copyright, trademark, or trade secret shall be brought and litigated exclusively in the state courts located in Marin County, California or federal courts located in the Northern District of California, as appropriate, and you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of each of these courts for the purpose of litigating such claims.

Others

Except as specifically stated in another agreement we have with you, these Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us regarding the use of Peertal and these Terms supersede all prior proposals, negotiations, agreements, and understandings concerning the subject matter of these Terms. You represent and warrant that no person has made any promise, representation, or warranty, whether express or implied, not contained herein to induce you to enter into this agreement. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, then only that provision shall be modified to reflect the parties' intention or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The Terms, and any rights or obligations hereunder, are not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with Peertal's prior written consent, but may be assigned or transferred by us without restriction. Any attempted assignment by you shall violate these Terms and be void. The section titles in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect; as used in the Terms, the word "including" means "including but not limited to." Please contact us with any questions regarding these Terms. Please contact us with any questions regarding these Terms by contacting us here.