These Terms of Service (“Terms”) are a contract between you and LeftRight.News (“LRN”). They govern your use of LRN’s sites, services, mobile apps, products, and content (“Services”).
By using LRN, you agree to these Terms. If you don’t agree to any of the Terms, you are strictly prohibited from using LRN.
LRN unilaterally reserves the right to revise these Terms at any time. Be advised that LRN maintains a historical record of all changes to our Terms. When a material revision is made, LRN will inform you prior to the revised terms taking effect. Continuing to utilize LRN on or after that effective date, you agree to the revised Terms. In the event that you do not agree to the revised terms, you must delete your account before the revised forms take effect, otherwise your continued use of the site and content will be subject to the new Terms.
Content rights & responsibilities
You own the rights to the content you create and post on LRN.
Posting content to LRN authorizes LRN to a nonexclusive license to publish the posted content on LRN Services, including anything reasonably related to publishing it (Examples, but limited to: storing, displaying, reformatting, and distributing it). In consideration for LRN granting you access to and use of the Services, you agree that LRN may enable advertising on the Services, including in connection with the display of your content or other information. We may also use your content to promote LRN, including its products and content. We will never sell your content to third parties without your explicit permission.
You are unilaterally responsible for the content you post. This means you assume all risks related to it, including someone else’s reliance on its accuracy, or claims relating to intellectual property or other legal rights.
You may post content on LRN that you have published elsewhere, as long as you have the rights you need to do so. By posting content to LRN, you represent that doing so does not conflict with any other agreement you have made.
By posting content on LRN that you did not create, you are representing that you have the right to do so. For example, you are posting a work that’s in the public domain, used under license (including a free license, such as Creative Commons), or a fair use.
We reserve the unilateral right to remove any content you post for any reason.
You can delete any of your posts, or your account, anytime. Processing a deletion may take a little time, but we will process the deletion as quickly as possible. However, we may maintain backup copies of your deleted post or account on our servers for up to 14-days after you delete it.
Our content and services
LRN reserves all rights in regard to content and services. Parts of LRN are licensed under third-party open source licenses. We also make some of our own code available under open source licenses. As for other parts of LRN, you may not copy or adapt any portion of our code or visual design elements (including logos) without express written permission from LRN unless otherwise permitted by law.
You may not do, or try to do, the following: (1) access or tamper with non-public areas of the Services, our computer systems, or the systems of our technical providers; (2) access or search the Services by any means other than the currently available, published interfaces (e.g., APIs) that we provide; (3) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting, or in any way use the Services to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information; or (4) interfere with, or disrupt, the access of any user, host, or network, including sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing the Services, or by scripting the creation of content or accounts in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on the Services.
Crawling the Services is allowed if done in accordance with the provisions of our robots.txt file, but scraping the Services is prohibited.
LRN may change, terminate, or restrict access to any aspect of the service, at any time, without notice.
LRN is only for people 13 years old and over. By using LRN, you affirm that you are over 13. If we learn someone under 13 is using LRN, we’ll terminate their account.
If you find a security vulnerability on LRN, tell us. We have a bug bounty disclosure program.
Incorporated rules and policies
To enable a functioning community, we have Rules. To ensure usernames are distributed and used fairly, we have a Username Policy. Under our DMCA Policy, we’ll remove material after receiving a valid takedown notice. Under our Trademark Policy, we’ll investigate any use of another’s trademark and respond appropriately.
By using LRN, you agree to follow these Rules and Policies. If you violate these rules and policies, LRN may remove content, or suspend or delete your account.
Disclaimer of warranty. LRN provides the Services to you as is. You use them at your own risk and discretion. That means they do not come with any warranty. None expressed, none implied. No implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, availability, security, title or non-infringement.
Limitation of Liability. LRN shall not be liable to you for any damages that arise from your using the Services. This includes if the Services are hacked or unavailable. This includes all types of damages (indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary). And it includes all kinds of legal claims, such as breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort, or any other loss.
No waiver. If LRN doesn’t exercise a particular right under these Terms, that doesn’t waive it.
Severability. If any provision of these terms is found invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, you agree that the court should try to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision and that other provisions of the Terms will remain in full effect.
Choice of law and jurisdiction. These Terms are governed by New York law, without reference to its conflict of laws provisions. You agree that any suit arising from the Services must take place in a court located in New York City, New York.
Entire agreement. These Terms (including any document incorporated by reference into them) are the whole agreement between LRN and you concerning the Services.
Government use. If you’re using LRN for the U.S. Government, this Amendment to LRN Terms of Service applies to you.
Questions? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.