Terms of Service
Last updated March 10th, 2020
Description of Service
In other words...
We make Sharpen.design so designers can practice design easier. We might make other things in the future, too.
Acceptance of Terms
By using Sharpen.design, you agree to all of these terms.
Modification of Terms
In addition, when using certain components of the Site, you will be subject to any additional terms, policies, rules or guidelines applicable to the Site or such components of the Site which your use thereof constitutes acceptance of such additional conditions.
The only constant is change.
We’ll notify you if any of these terms change through reasonable means.
Your access to and use of the Site and our Services may be interrupted from time to time as a result of technical malfunction, updating, maintenance or repair of the Site or any other reason within or outside of our control. Sharpen reserves the right to suspend or discontinue the availability of the Site, any Service and to remove any User Submitted Content at any time at its sole discretion and without prior notice. Sharpen will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from the Site having technical interruptions or being offline.
We’re only humans.
Stuff might break. If it does, rest assured we’ll work on fixing it asap.
Sharpen may also impose limits on certain features and Services or restrict your access to parts of or all of the Site and the Services without notice or liability, at its sole discretion. Sharpen makes no guarantee or promise that any User Submitted Content or data collected as part of using the Services will remain accessible for any amount of time unless explicitly and specifically listed as having such a guarantee or promise.
In plain English...
This entire site is subject to change.
Information we collect
Sometimes we need information, like your email address, for certain features on the site to function.
User account requirements
This one’s a no-brainer.
Some features require you to have an account. We might change the requirements of registering for an account in the future.
In creating a username as part of account registration, you may not use the name of another person or entity or that is not lawfully available for use, a name or trademark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you without appropriate authorization, or a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene. We reserve the right to disallow any username at the time of account creation, or to require any username to be changed, for any reason and at any time.
Just be yourself.
We reserve the right to enforce standards of password complexity for security purposes. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and Sharpen account, if you have a one or more, and are fully responsible for any and all activities and User Submitted Content that occur under your password or account. You agree to (i) immediately notify Sharpen of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (ii) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session when accessing the Site. Sharpen will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.
This one’s super important.
You’re responsible for everything that happens on your account, so use a strong password. We recommend using a password manager.
Access to the Site and Services are available to authorized representatives of legal entities and to persons who are at least 14 years old, and if under 18 years old, are authorized to access the Site by a parent or legal guardian. If you, as a parent or legal guardian, have authorized a minor to use the Site, you are responsible for the online conduct of such minor, and the consequences of any misuse of the Site by the minor. Parents and legal guardians are warned that the Site does not review any User Submitted Content prior to displaying to other users, and such content may contain material that some may find offensive or objectionable. If you are under 13 years of age, you are not authorized to register to use the Site.
If you’re a minor, your parents need to authorize you to use the site. Creativity is a dangerous thing, after all.
User submitted content
All User Submitted Content uploaded, posted, submitted, or shared to the Site, and any comments, critiques, messages, or other communications (“Communications”, with User Submitted Content and Communications collectively referred to as “Content”) is the sole responsibility of the account holder from which such Communications originates. You acknowledge and agree that you, and not Sharpen, are entirely responsible for all Content that is posted, or otherwise submitted to the Site by your account.
Sometimes people do weird stuff on the internet. If people use our site to do weird stuff, they’re responsible for it (not us).
Sharpen does not moderate, proactively oversee, or control User Submitted Content and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. While Content on the Site is ideally educational, wholesome, and shared with good intentions, you understand and agree that by using the Site you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. You agree to waive any rights to viewing strictly moderated content.
This basically means...
People are responsible for their own actions. We’ll take down anything abusive.
Conditions of use
As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms, or any other purpose not reasonably intended by Sharpen. If the Services or Site are used in a manner that violates the Terms in any way, Sharpen may at its sole discretion, but is not required to, suspend or terminate your account, disable your access to the Site and/or take any steps that it deems appropriate to address the situation.
In less words...
Please be nice to folks, or we will suspend your account.
Data storage and access policy
You acknowledge that Sharpen may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Site, including without limitation the maximum period of time that data or other content will be retained by the Site and the maximum storage space that will be allotted on Sharpen’s servers on your behalf. You agree that Sharpen has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any data or other content maintained or uploaded by the Site.
The amount of data you can store on our servers, such as when you save a prompt, is subject to change.
Sharpen reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Sharpen will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Site.
Take a deep breath for this one..
All things in this universe have a beginning and an end... sometimes including our features.
Sharpen respects the intellectual property rights of others. It is our policy to respond promptly any claim that Content posted on the Site infringes the copyright or other intellectual property rights (“Infringement”) of any person. Sharpen will use reasonable efforts to investigate notices of alleged Infringement and will take appropriate action under applicable intellectual property laws and these Terms where it believes an Infringement has taken place, including removing or disabling access to the Content claimed to be infringing and/or terminating accounts and access to the Site.
Don’t be a jerk.
Stealing isn’t cool. If you infringe on the rights of others, we’ll investigate. Maybe law enforcement will tag along, idk.
To notify Sharpen of a possible Infringement you must submit your notice in writing to the attention of “Copyright Infringement” care of firstname.lastname@example.org and include in your notice a detailed description of the alleged Infringement sufficient to enable Sharpen to make a reasonable determination. Please note that you may be held accountable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) for misrepresenting that any User Submitted Content is infringing your copyright.
We got your back.
Let us know if someone stole your work and posted it on the site. Make sure to bring evidence.
If we remove or disable access to User Submitted Content in response to a notice of Infringement, we will make reasonable attempts to contact the user who posted the affected User Submitted Content. If you feel that your User Submitted Content is not infringing, you may provide Sharpen with a counter notice in writing to the attention of “Copyright Infringement Counter Notification” at email@example.com. You must include in your counter notice sufficient information to enable Sharpen to make a reasonable determination. Please note that you may be held accountable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that your firstname.lastname@example.org is not infringing the copyrights of others.
We still got your back.
Let us know if someone wrongfully accuses you of stealing their stuff on the site. Make sure to bring evidence.
Sharpen reserves the right to terminate or suspend any and all Services and/or your Sharpen account immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms. Upon termination of your account, your right to use the Services will immediately cease.
This one’s a no-brainer.
Since we operate this site, we can do things like suspend people who ruin the vibes for others.
Terminating your own account
If you wish to terminate your Sharpen account, you may do so at any time, from your user profile’s “Delete Account” function, or by emailing us at email@example.com. All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership and rights provisions and warranties, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
If you terminate your Sharpen account, all of your data will be deleted along with the account termination processes. We make no warranty or guarantee to save or preserve your data after your account is terminated. You acknowledge it is your responsibility to store your data prior to account deletion.
I mean, if you really feel that way...
You don’t have to use Sharpen if you don’t want to.
Getting a copy of your data
If you wish to receive a copy of your data on the Site, you must submit your notice in writing to the attention of “Data copy request” care of firstname.lastname@example.org and include in your notice sufficient proof of ownership of the account you’re requesting data in regards to. We reserve the right to determine what constitutes sufficient proof and change such a determination at our sole discretion. If we determine you are indeed the account owner, we will deliver a copy of all of your data by any deadline imposed by regional laws.
Idk why you would, but just so you know...
If for some reason you want a copy of all your Sharpen data, we can send it to you.
Inactive account termination
You acknowledge that Sharpen reserves the right to terminate accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that Sharpen reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice.
We can Marie Kondo your account.
If your account collects dust, it might get swept up.
Unless otherwise expressly authorized herein or in the Site, you agree not to display, distribute, license, perform, publish, reproduce, duplicate, copy, create derivative works from, modify, sell, resell, exploit, transfer or upload for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Site, use of the Site, or access to the Site.
Free means free.
Sharpen is a free-to-use tool. Please don’t abuse that good-will.
The Site may provide, or third parties may provide, links or other access to other sites and resources on the Internet or to third party applications. Sharpen has no control over such sites, resources or applications and Sharpen is not responsible for and does not endorse such sites, resources or applications. You further acknowledge and agree that Sharpen will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, events, goods or services available on or through any such sites, resources or applications. Any dealings you have with third parties found while using the Site are between you and the third party, and you agree that Sharpen is not liable for any loss or claim that you may have against any such third party.
We’re not sure who would ever assume this, but we don’t own or operate every site we link to. Sometimes we like to just share cool stuff we find. Like this video!
Generator content policy
The Generator is capable of creating millions of random design prompts by combining various inputs in a random fashion. As such, we have not reviewed every single end result the generator is capable of creating. Sharpen makes no guarantee to the contents of any prompt generated, and no design prompt that the Site displays is intended to be an endorsement, advertisement, or recommendation, unless formally and explicitly stated otherwise.
All content the Generator displays is for practice design exercise purposes only, and is not intended to be in a solicitation of your services, or the services of any entity or person that you represent. No offer or solicitation is being extended or made by using the Site unless explicitly and reasonably stated.
We’ve seen some weird prompts too.
The generator sometimes has a mind of its own and makes weird prompts. We’re sorry if it does - we’re always working on making it better.
It’s like a P.O. box for the internet.
If you want to reach out, you can.
Indemnity and release
If things go wrong, you agree that we’re not at fault.
“Sharpen” and the Sharpen wordmark are registered trademarks of Vault Labs, LLC. Our trademarks may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of Vault Labs, LLC.
We have the necessary stacks of 12pt Times New Roman legal documentation to officially protect our name.
Effective date of this policy.
This policy is effective as of March 10th, 2020.
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