Terms and Conditions
This policy is intended to clarify the acceptable use of SolderPad.
Inappropriate and Illegal Use
SolderPad is intended for sharing electronics and hardware projects. It is not intended to be used as an all-purpose content hosting site. SolderPad may not be used for illegal purposes, for fraudulent purposes, for the purposes of phishing (obtaining account and password information) or for Spam. Projects or Users publishing inappropriate or illegal content, using deceptive means to generate revenue or traffic, or whose primary purpose is affiliate marketing, will be suspended.
Identity Theft and Privacy
Users that misleadingly appropriate the identity of another person are not permitted. Users may not post other people's personally identifying or confidential information, including but not limited to credit card numbers, Social Security Numbers, and driver's and other licence numbers. You may not post information such as other people's passwords, usernames, phone numbers, addresses and e-mail addresses unless already publicly accessible on the Web.
Hate Content, Defamation, and Libel
Hate speech and other objectionable content that is unlawful, defamatory, and fraudulent. Note that an allegation of defamatory expression, in and of itself, does not establish defamation. The truth or falsehood of a bit of expression is a key element in establishing defamation, and we are not in a position to make that sort of fact-based judgement. That said, if we have reason to believe that a particular statement is defamatory (a court order, for example), we will remove that statement.
Sexually Explicit Content
Accounts that use to host sexually explicit or pornographic material will be suspended.
Disruptions and Exploits
We will terminate accounts and block addresses of anyone who attempts unauthorized use of SolderPad.
Using copyrighted material does not constitute infringement in all cases. In general, however, users should be careful when using copyrighted content without the permission of those who created it. It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA").
Mass Registration and Automation
Accounts registered automatically or systematically will be permanently suspended.
If you are found to be in violation of any of the above policies, you will receive a notice via email. Unless you explain or correct your behaviour within 72 hours, your account will be suspended. We will do our best to work with you and ensure a fair outcome in all cases. We reserve the right to immediately suspend, without notice, any content, account, or IP address which we determine to be systematically generated, spam, or potentially damaging to our service or infrastructure. Public access to the content of a suspended account will be blocked, and the SolderPad pages replaced with a generic page, or redirected to the SolderPad front page. The ability to add/edit content will also be disabled.
SolderPad is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
SolderPad may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1st June 2011.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
name and job title
contact information including email address
demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
other information relevant to Website usage surveys
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
Internal record keeping.
We may use the information to improve our products and services.
We may periodically send emails about new services or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by e-mailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please e-mail us at: email@example.com.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
Terms of Service
With special thanks to WordPress.com for sharing the Terms of Service upon which these are based. In the same spirit the following Terms of Service are also made available under a Creative Commons Sharealike licence.
Terms and conditions for using the SolderPad website ("Service"). For the purposes of these terms and conditions the term Service also includes the API and any other data source supplying the website.
Agreement between the user and SolderPad Ltd
This is the website of SolderPad Ltd ("SolderPad", "we", "us" or "our" for short), a company registered in England and Wales (№ 07616331). Our registered office is at 145-157, St John Street, London, EC1V 4PW.
Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Service. By accessing or using any part of the Service, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Service or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by SolderPad, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms.
When using the Service to host projects, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and any projects, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with projects.
Your account must not be named in a manner that misleads other users of the Service into thinking that you are another person, organisation or company.
You must not describe or assign keywords to projects in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and SolderPad may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause SolderPad liability. You must immediately notify SolderPad of any unauthorized uses of your projects, your account or any other breaches of security. SolderPad will not be liable for any acts or omissions by You, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
Responsibility of Contributors
If you maintain a project, contribute to a project, post material to the Service, post links on the website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Service (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, a computer-aided design or computer-aided manufacturing file, an audio file, computer software or a programmable logic bitstream. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:
the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
you have fully complied with any third-party licences relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
your project is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
your project is not named in a manner that misleads other users of the Service into thinking that you are another person, organisation or company;
you have, in the case of Content that includes computer software and programmable logic code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by SolderPad or otherwise.
By submitting Content to SolderPad for inclusion in a Project, you grant SolderPad a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting the project.
Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, SolderPad has the right (though not the obligation) to, in SolderPad’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in SolderPad’s reasonable opinion, violates any SolderPad policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Service to any individual or entity for any reason, in SolderPad’s sole discretion. SolderPad will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.
Responsibility of all Users of the Service
SolderPad has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software and all other types of Content, hosted using the Service, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Service, SolderPad does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Service may host content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Service may also host material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. SolderPad disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use of the Service, or from any downloading by users of content there posted.
Content Posted on Other Websites
We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which the Service links, and that link to the Service. SolderPad does not have any control over those non-SolderPad websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-SolderPad website or webpage, SolderPad does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. SolderPad disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-SolderPad websites and webpages.
Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy
As SolderPad asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by the Service violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify SolderPad by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. SolderPad will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. SolderPad will terminate a user’s access to and use of the Service if, under appropriate circumstances, the user is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of SolderPad or others. In the case of such termination, SolderPad will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to SolderPad.
This Agreement does not transfer from SolderPad to you any SolderPad or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with SolderPad. SolderPad, SolderPad.com, the SolderPad logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with SolderPad.com, or the Service are trademarks or registered trademarks of SolderPad or SolderPad’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Service may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Service grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any SolderPad or third-party trademarks.
SolderPad reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Service following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. SolderPad may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Service (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
SolderPad may terminate your access to all or any part of the Service at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your SolderPad account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Service. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
Disclaimer of Warranties
The Service is provided “as is”. SolderPad and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither SolderPad nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Service will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Service at your own discretion and risk.
Limitation of Liability
In no event will SolderPad, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement or substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to SolderPad under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. SolderPad shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
General Representation and Warranty
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless SolderPad, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including legal fees, arising out of your use of the Service, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between SolderPad and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorised executive of SolderPad, or by the posting by SolderPad of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Service will be governed by the laws of England and Wales. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; SolderPad may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.