Use Restrictions

Your access to and usage of the Site are subject to the following Use Restrictions and Conduct Restrictions. By utilizing the Site, you agree not to:

  • Post any content that is deemed abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory, libelous, or racially, sexually, religiously, or otherwise offensive.
  • Employ the service for unlawful purposes or to promote illegal activities.
  • Engage in behavior that attempts to, or directly harasses, abuses, or harms another person or group.
  • Utilize another user’s Disqus account, the comment moderation service associated with Atreebutes, without explicit permission.
  • Provide false or inaccurate information when registering an account with Disqus.
  • Interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of the Service.
  • Engage in any automated use of the system or actions that may impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our servers or network infrastructure.
  • Circumvent any measures we employ to restrict access to the Service or use any software, technology, or device to scrape, spider, or crawl the Service or harvest or manipulate data.
  • Publish or link to malicious content intended to damage or disrupt another user’s browser or computer.

Posting and Conduct Restrictions

When leaving a comment on the website, you may contribute User Content. You bear sole responsibility for the User Content you post, upload, link to, or otherwise make available via the Site. It’s crucial to understand the following rules regarding User Content:

  • You are solely responsible for your Disqus or another commenting service account and the activity occurring while signed in or using your account.
  • Do not post information that is malicious, false, or inaccurate.
  • Refrain from submitting content that is copyrighted or subject to third-party proprietary rights, unless you are the rightful owner or have appropriate permission.

By transmitting User Content while using the Site, you agree:

  • We serve as a conduit for your online distribution and publication of your User Content.
  • We reserve the right to remove any User Content from the Site at our discretion.
  • We have the right to determine the appropriateness of your User Content submissions and to remove any and/or all of your submissions if they violate these Terms of Service.

Online Content Disclaimer

Opinions, advice, statements, offers, or other information made available through the Site by authors other than the Company should not necessarily be relied upon. The Company does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information on the Site, excluding content directly provided by the Company.

While we strive to enforce these Terms of Use, you may encounter User Content that is inaccurate or objectionable. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to monitor and/or record your interactions with the Site. We also reserve the right to take appropriate action against users who violate these Terms of Use or engage in unlawful, offensive, abusive, harmful, or malicious activities.

Links to Other Sites and/or Materials

The Company may provide links to third-party websites (“Third Party Sites”) and content or items originating from third parties (“Third Party Applications, Software, or Content”) as part of the Site. These links are provided as a courtesy, and the Company does not control Third Party Sites or Third Party Applications, Software, or Content. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy, or privacy practices of these sites. Users who choose to navigate to Third Party Sites do so at their own risk and should review the applicable terms and policies of those sites.

Copyright Complaints and Copyright Agent

The Company respects intellectual property rights and has implemented a policy for terminating user accounts that repeatedly infringe on copyrights. If you believe your copyrighted material has been infringed upon, you may file a complaint with our designated copyright agent.

License Grant

By posting User Content via the Site, you grant the Company a worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, distribute, and make derivative works of such User Content.

Intellectual Property

The Company and its licensors retain ownership of all intellectual property rights related to the Site. Users must obtain permission for any use of such intellectual property beyond what is explicitly granted in these Terms of Use.

Email Communication

Communications via the Site’s email and messaging system do not constitute legal notice to the Company. By using the Site, you consent to receive electronic communications from the Company. You may opt out of receiving certain emails by adjusting your account settings.

Warranty Disclaimer

The Site is provided “as is,” without warranty of any kind. The Company disclaims all warranties, including but not limited to, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and accuracy.

Limitation of Damages; Release

The Company is not liable for any loss or damage resulting from your use of the Site. Users release the Company from any claims arising from disputes with other users or third parties.

Modification of Terms of Use

The Company may amend these Terms of Use at any time. It is your responsibility to review them periodically for updates. Your continued use of the Site signifies your agreement to any revisions.

General Terms

If any part of these Terms of Use is deemed invalid, the remaining portions remain in full force and effect. The Company’s rights under these Terms of Use survive termination.