Please read this carefully before using our site, services, or products. This is a contract between you and Fandomers. 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!
. Accepting the Terms of Service
Please read these Terms of Service and our Community Guidelines (collectively, the "Agreement") carefully before using (the "Site") and/or the other domains, websites, products, applications, mobile applications, services, and/or Content provided by us, Inc. (all of those collectively with the Site, the "Services") and a wholly-owned subsidiary of . By using or accessing the Services, you ("Subscriber" or "you") agree to be bound by all the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you don't agree to all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you shouldn't, and aren't permitted to, use the Services. Processing of the information you share is essential to the personalized Services which we provide and which you expect, including personalized Content (as described below) and ads, and is a necessary part of our performance of the agreement we have with you.
We’re just letting you know, here, that is now part of Automattic, a technology company that empowers people to build beautiful websites, tell their stories, and find and grow their audience and these Terms of Service, which apply to your use , have been updated to reflect this change. This section also includes an agreement where you're agreeing to agree to the terms of this Agreement.
Modifications to this Agreement
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 Dashboard or in our mobile applications). Modifications will not apply retroactively. You are responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any modifications to this Agreement.
We may sometimes ask you to review and to explicitly agree to (or reject) a revised version of this Agreement. In such cases, modifications will be effective at the time of your agreement to the modified version of this Agreement. If you do not agree at that time, you are not permitted to use the Services.
In cases where we do not ask for your explicit agreement to a modified version of this Agreement, but otherwise provide notice as set forth above, the modified version of this Agreement will become effective fourteen days after we have posted the modified Agreement and provided you notification of the modifications. Your use of the Services following that period constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement as modified. If you do not agree to the modifications, you are not permitted to use, and should discontinue your use of, the Services.
Use of the Services
You may not use the Services, provide any personal information, or otherwise submit personal information through the Services (including, for example, a name, address, telephone number, or email address) if you are under the Minimum Age. The Minimum Age is (i) thirteen (13), or (ii) for users in the European Union, sixteen (16) (or the lower age that your country has provided for you to consent to the processing of your personal data) . You may only use the Services if you can form a binding contract with us and are not legally prohibited from using the Services.
You have to be the Minimum Age to use. We're serious: it's a hard rule. “But I’m, like, almost old enough!” you plead. Nope, sorry. If you're not old enough, don't use it. Ask your parents for a Playstation 4, or try books.
Don't do bad things to Fandomers or to other users. Some particularly egregious examples of "bad things" are listed in this section.
Registration, Fandomers URLs, and Security
As a condition to using certain of the Services and in order for us to provide them to you, you may be required to create an account (an "Account"), provide your age and an email address and select a password and Fandomers username, which will serve as a default link to your default Fandomers blog of the form [username].( URL"). You must select a different Fandomers URL for each new blog you create.
You agree to provide us with accurate, complete, and updated registration information, particularly your email address.
It's really important that the email address associated with your 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 us immediately of any actual or suspected loss, theft, or unauthorized use of your Account or Account password.
6. Content and Subscriber Content
For purposes of this Agreement: (1) the term "Content" means a creative expression and includes, without limitation, video, audio, photographs, images, illustrations, animations, logos, tools, written posts, replies, comments, information, data, text, software, scripts, executable files, graphics, Themes (as defined below), and interactive features, 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. Content includes, without limitation, all Subscriber Content.
Your Rights in Subscriber Content:
Subscribers retain ownership and/or other applicable rights in Subscriber Content, and fandomers and/or third parties retain ownership and/or other applicable rights in all Content other than Subscriber Content.
You retain ownership you have of any intellectual property you post
Subscriber Content License:
When you provide Subscriber Content through the Services, you grant a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sublicensable, 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 confirm 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. The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purposes of allowing to operate the Services in accordance with their functionality, improve and promote the Services, and develop new Services. The reference in this license to "creat[ing] derivative works" is not intended to give a right to make substantive editorial changes or derivations, but does, for example, enable reblogging, which allows Subscribers to redistribute Subscriber Content from one blog to another in a manner that allows them to add their own text or other Content before or after your Subscriber Content.
When you upload your creations, you’re giving us permission to make them available in all the ways you would expect us to (for example, via your blog, RSS, Dashboard, etc.). We never want to do anything with your work that surprises you.
Something else worth noting: Countless blogs have gone on to spawn books, films, albums, brands, and more. Any royalties or reimbursement you get for your creations are, needless to say, entirely yours. It's your work, and we're proud to be a part (however small) of what you accomplish.
You also agree that this license includes the right to make all publicly-posted Content available to third parties selected 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 partner for distribution or analysis would be licensing the "firehose," a live feed of all public activity
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 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.
Content License to You:
As a Subscriber of the Services, we grant you a worldwide, revocable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, and non-transferable license to download, store, view, display, perform, redistribute, and create derivative works of Content solely in connection with your use of, and in strict accordance with the functionality and restrictions of, the Services (including, without limitation, Paid Services, as defined below). This means, for example, that we license Content to you for purposes of reblogging.
Compliance with Community Guidelines:
You agree that you won't violate Community Guidelines.
Termination and Deletion:
7. Special Provisions for Application Developers
If you develop software or services based on the Services or any Content, whether using the Application Programming Interface or not, you will agree to and comply with the Application Developer and API License Agreement.
8. Use of Trademarks
Any use of trademarks, branding, logos, and other such assets in connection with the Services shall use Tumblr’s approved branding and shall be in accordance with the Trademark Guidelines.