Terms and Conditions
Ripspot is a digital memorial platform designed to honor the loved ones of its users. Our services are designed to provide a lasting tribute to the departed, including friends, relatives, or pets of users. We want you to share the content you upload and feel free to express yourself, but not at the expense or safety of others. You therefore agree to the following terms.
When you use our Services you agree to all of these terms. Your use of our Services is also subject to our Privacy Notice and Cookie Notice, which covers how we collect, use, share, and store your personal information.
You are entering into this Contract with Ripspot (also referred to as “we” and “us”). This Contract applies to Ripspot.com, Ripspot-branded apps, and other Ripspot-related sites, apps, communications and other services that state that they are offered under this Contract (“Services”).
By using our Services, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract with Ripspot.
Members are account holders. You agree to (1) use a strong password and keep it confidential; (2) not transfer any part of your account and (3) follow the law. You are responsible for anything that happened through your account unless you close it or report misuse.
Rights and Limits
We take ownership and intellectual property very seriously. All content you upload, create, or share is yours and your responsibility and therefore You acknowledge that digital social media platforms are designed to share content. When you share your content with others, they may in turn share your content with their own networks — without your knowledge. For this reason, you own the content you upload and create, and you accept responsibility for its accuracy and authenticity.
As between you and Ripspot, you own the content and information that you submit or post to the Services, and you are only granting Ripspot the following non-exclusive license:
A worldwide, transferable and sublicensable right to use, copy, modify, distribute, publish and process, information and content that you provide through our Services and the services of others, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or others. These rights are limited in the following ways:
You can end this license for specific content by deleting such content from the Services, or generally by closing your account, except (a) to the extent you shared it with others as part of the Service and they copied, re-shared it or stored it and (b) for the reasonable time it takes to remove from backup and other systems.
While we may edit and make format changes to your content (such as modifying the size, layout or file type or removing metadata), we will not modify the meaning of your expression.
You and Ripspot agree that we may access, store, process and use any information and personal data that you provide in accordance with, the terms of the Privacy Notice.
You agree to only provide content or information that does not violate the law nor anyone’s rights (including intellectual property rights).
Sharing of Content
We have designed our platform with sharing in mind. We allow users to freely express themselves — in a respectful manner — paying tribute to their loved ones. As such, you adhere to the terms and conditions of not just our platform but the platforms you choose to share your Ripspot content with, namely Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and all similar social media platforms.
Intellectual Property Rights
Ripspot reserves all of its intellectual property rights in the Services. Trademarks and logos used in connection with the Services are the trademarks of their respective owners. Ripspot and other Ripspot trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used for our Services are trademarks or registered trademarks of Ripspot.
Reporting a Violation
We ask that you respect others’ intellectual property and copyrights. We do not allow the posting of content that violates others’ rights. If you feel that your rights or the rights of others have been violated, please contact Ripspot and bring such instances to our attention.
Likewise, if you find content that is inaccurate or misrepresentative of an individual, please bring this to our attention by contacting us. The same is true if you find content that is offensive or harmful.
We value the freedom of expression but recognize that some content may be inappropriate, harmful, or even unlawful. We reserve the right to remove such content and report offensive, harmful, or unlawful content to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.
We work hard to ensure that our users have a free and safe environment to pay tribute to their loved ones, and we will take all necessary measures to maintain this. Accordingly, we reserve the right to remove a user’s account in its entirety without reimbursement should they violate these terms and conditions. We do not monitor or moderate the content as it is uploaded. As a social media platform, we rely on our users to bring violations to our attention, and we make it easy for them to contact us.
You do not need an account to view a Ripspot. All Ripspot pins, corresponding names, and profile pictures are viewable by the general public.
Creating a Ripspot requires the creation of a user account. When you create a Ripspot, we ask that your username be the name you use in everyday life. We believe this is important for accountability and to help ensure the content’s authenticity.
We do not rely on advertising; therefore, we do not make your account information and data available to anyone. We work constantly to ensure that your user account and information is kept private. Your user profile and login credentials are yours alone, and up to you to safeguard. You may share your information with anyone you choose, but we also make it easy to transfer ownership of your account to a person of your choosing.
Please refer to our Privacy Notice for more details on our privacy practices.
Disclaimer, Limit of Liability, and Limit of Access
RIPSPOT MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY ABOUT THE SERVICES, INCLUDING ANY REPRESENTATION THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, AND PROVIDE THE SERVICES (INCLUDING CONTENT AND INFORMATION) ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, RIPSPOT DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTY, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF TITLE, ACCURACY OF DATA, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Limits on Liabilities
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, RIPSPOT WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES INCURRED AS THE RESULT OF CONTENT ON ITS PLATFORM OR YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM. ALL CONTENT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE USER WHO CREATED IT.
Limits on Access
By becoming a member of Ripspot and setting a Ripspot pin, you understand, acknowledge, and agree that you are provided with virtual visual access to the location of the pin. You also understand, acknowledge, and agree that said virtual visual access does not grant you a permission, license, or easement to access the actual physical location of the pin. You understand, acknowledge, and agree that pin locations may be located on public and/or private land, and that there may be no access, limited access, or restricted access to the physical location. Should you try to access the physical location of the pin (and we direct you not to do so), you understand, acknowledge, and agree that you may be subject to local laws of civil and/or criminal trespass. In the event that a landowner, municipality, or government entity rightfully requests that a pin be removed from a location, we reserve the right to remove the pin and notify you of the same. You also understand, acknowledge, and agree that the location of a pin may not be solely private, as there could be other members of Ripspot that choose the same pin location or a pin location adjacent to your pin location.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
Waiver and Severability