Groupidea Inc. ("we" or "us"), is a corporation whose mission is to empower and engage people around the world to effectively collect, analyze, and disseminate information about global problems and goals, and brainstorm for solutions.
Groupidea Inc. is dedicated to developing, maintaining and hosting the groupidea.com website, and offering it to users as a service for online brainstorming, and for analyzing and sharing content about problems and goals that may span from personal, to company specific, to global ones. Our website allows users to share information within private groups, and/or publicly. Some features of the website are available for free, while others (such as administering private collaboration groups) require paid subscriptions, as described on https://groupidea.com/pricing.
There are a couple of things you should be aware of when considering our relationship to you:
We encourage you to be civil and polite in your interactions with others in the groupidea.com community, to act in good faith, and to make edits and contributions aimed at furthering the mission of Groupidea Inc.
Certain activities, whether legal or illegal, may be harmful to other users and violate our rules, and some activities may also subject you to liability. Therefore, for your own protection and for that of other users, you may not engage in such activities on our sites. These activities include:
You are responsible for safeguarding your own password and should never disclose it to any third party.
Although you have considerable freedoms for re-use of the content on groupidea.com, it is important that, at Groupidea Inc, we protect our trademark rights so that we can protect our users from fraudulent impersonators. Because of this, we ask that you please respect our trademarks. All Groupidea trademarks belong to Groupidea Inc. Trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, or domain names may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Groupidea Inc.’s, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers.
In regards to information submitted outside private groups, to grow the commons of free knowledge, all users publicly contributing to groupidea.com are required to grant broad permissions to the general public to re-distribute and re-use their contributions freely, so long as that use is properly attributed and the same freedom to re-use and re-distribute is granted to any derivative works. In keeping with our goal of providing free information to the widest possible audience, we require that when necessary all submitted content be licensed so that it is freely reusable by anyone who cares to access it.
You agree to the following licensing requirements:
Groupidea Inc. wants to ensure that the content that we host can be re-used by other users without fear of liability and that it is not infringing the proprietary rights of others. In fairness to our users, as well as to other creators and copyright holders, our policy is to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the formalities of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Pursuant to the DMCA, we will terminate, in appropriate circumstances, users and account holders of our system and network who are repeat infringers. However, we also recognize that not every takedown notice is valid or in good faith. In such cases, we strongly encourage users to file counter-notifications when they appropriately believe a DMCA takedown demand is invalid or improper.
If you are the owner of content that is being improperly used on groupidea.com without your permission, you may request that the content be removed under the DMCA. To make such a request, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you may make a request to our community, which often handles copyright issues faster and more effectively than prescribed under the DMCA. In that case, you can comment the post introducing the conflict explaining your copyright concerns.
Each member of any private collaboration group is responsible for following the rules set by the group’s administrators regarding the disclosure, licensing, and reuse of information shared in the group. Such rules can be set outside of the Groupidea website. Groupidea is not responsible for the rules set by each group administrator, or for enforcing them.
You are solely responsible for your use of any third-party websites or resources. Although groupidea.com contains links to third-party websites and resources, we do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for their availability, accuracy, or the related content, products, or services (including, without limitation, any viruses or other disabling features), nor do we have any obligation to monitor such third-party content.
To address any especially problematic user of groupidea.com, we reserve the right, but do not have the obligation to:
At Groupidea Inc, we do our best to provide high quality services, but your use of our services is at your sole risk. We provide these services on an "as is" and "as available" basis, and we expressly disclaim all express or implied warranties of all kinds, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. We make no warranty that our services will meet your requirements, be safe, secure, uninterrupted, timely, accurate, or error-free, or that your information will be secure.
Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through your use of our services is done at your own discretion and risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material. You agree that we have no responsibility or liability for the deletion of, or the failure to store or to transmit, any content or communication maintained by the service. We retain the right to create limits on use and storage at our sole discretion at any time with or without notice. Some states or jurisdictions do not allow the types of disclaimers in this section, so they may not apply to you either in part or in full depending on the law.
Groupidea Inc. will not be liable to you or to any other party for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data, or other intangible losses, regardless of whether we were advised of the possibility of such damage. In no event shall our liability exceed one thousand U.S. dollars (USD 1000.00) in aggregate. In the case that applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you, although our liability will be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.
You understand that, unless otherwise agreed to in writing by us, you have no expectation of compensation for any activity, contribution, or idea that you provide to us, the community, or groupidea.com.