October 30, 2014
Welcome! We’re happy to have you here, and hope you find Flipboard delightful to use.
Nobody enjoys legal fine print, but our lawyers insist, so we’ll try to make this as painless and simple as we can.
What you see on Flipboard may be protected by one or more laws regarding intellectual property. You’ll find a few different types of material on our service, so let’s break it down.
- Flipboard’s Service, Products, and Brand
Our service and products are protected by copyright, trademark, patent and other laws. Flipboard gives you a personal, worldwide, non-assignable license to use the software we provide you for your own personal, non-commercial use. This license lets you use Flipboard solely as permitted by these Terms.
Unauthorized use of any of Flipboard’s trademarks, logos, domain names or other distinctive brand features is prohibited.
- Service Use Guidelines
You promise to use the service only for lawful purposes, and to not violate the rights of third parties. Our Community Guidelines, which are part of these Terms, contain more information about acceptable and unacceptable uses of the service. Any unacceptable use, including posting or collecting content that is obscene, pornographic, gory, illegal, threatening or harassing, excessively violent or promoting the harm of self or others, may result in immediate termination of your account and suspension of service access in the future.
- Your Content
You can post your own content on Flipboard, including articles, photos, comments and other content.
You—and you alone—own the rights to the content you create and publish through Flipboard. By posting it, you give us permission to use your content to do what we reasonably believe necessary to provide our service both now and in the future including storing, displaying, reproducing and distributing your content. This might also include promoting your content with partner companies or services for broader broadcast, distribution or publication via Flipboard.
You’re responsible for the content you publish through Flipboard and assume all risk associated with it, including anyone else’s reliance on its accuracy or legal claims that might stem from publication. By posting content on Flipboard, you represent that you have the necessary rights to publish that material, and that doing so doesn’t conflict with any licenses you may have granted to others.
We don’t pre-screen anyone’s content. However, we have the right to review and remove or disable access to any content through Flipboard for any reason. We assume no liability for anything that you or anyone else publishes through Flipboard.
Flipboard also contains links to websites, services, content and advertisements that we don’t own or control. We don’t necessarily endorse or assume responsibility for that stuff, either.
We take the security of Flipboard very seriously. We use reasonable practices to protect the security of your account and data associated with it, but we can’t guarantee that someone won’t be able to defeat our security measures. Please let us know immediately if you discover any compromise of your account.
We are always on the lookout for security loopholes in Flipboard. If you discover a vulnerability in our service, we would be grateful for your report and encourage you to let us know immediately.
To report a vulnerability, please email email@example.com.
No Kids (Sorry!)
We love kids as much as anyone, but Flipboard is only for people 13 years old and older. If we learn a child under 13 is using our service, we’ll have to terminate the child’s account.
Flipboard complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. We respond to takedown notices and have a policy of terminating repeat infringers when appropriate. For more information, see our Copyright Policy.
Changes to Our Service
Flipboard is a dynamic product, always evolving and (hopefully) getting better. As a result, we may change, eliminate or restrict access to our products or any part of our service at any time, for any reason, with or without advance notice. And we may do so with respect to one, some or all of our users.
Flipboard is provided “as is” without any warranties, express or implied.
Flipboard disclaims all warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
Limitation of Liability
To the fullest extent allowed by law, Flipboard shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, or any loss of profits or revenues, whether incurred directly or indirectly, or any loss of data, use, goodwill or other intangible losses resulting from (A) your access to, use of, inability to access or inability to use Flipboard; (B) any third party conduct or content on Flipboard, including any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of third parties; or (C) any unauthorized access, use or alteration of your content.
If you become disgruntled with Flipboard for any reason, we’d like the opportunity to work out our differences informally. We strongly encourage you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll do our best to resolve the dispute in good faith. We’re reasonable people, really.
If we aren’t able to solve the problem that way, we both agree that we will resolve any claims arising from these Terms or the Flipboard service by final and binding arbitration through the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under the Commercial Arbitration Rules and Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes. If you win an arbitration award that’s more generous than any offer we made to settle the dispute, Flipboard will pay you $1,500 on top of the award.
The arbitration will take place in the United States county where you live or work, Palo Alto, California or another location we both agree upon. Either of us may file a lawsuit in court solely for injunctive relief against the other to stop misuse of Flipboard or intellectual property infringement without first going through arbitration.
You agree to resolve any dispute you have with us on an individual basis in arbitration, and not as a class arbitration, class action or consolidated proceeding of any kind.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms will be governed by the laws of the State of California, except for its conflict of laws principles.
For claims that aren’t subject to arbitration, we each agree that any such claims shall be litigated exclusively in a state court located in Santa Clara County, California or in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and you consent to personal jurisdiction in those courts.
These Terms may be modified from time to time. The date of the most recent revisions will always be at https://flipboard.com/terms, and older versions are available upon request. If we make changes that we believe will substantially alter your rights, we will notify you by posting a notice on our website. You agree to accept any changes or revisions to these Terms by continuing to use Flipboard.
We welcome all questions, concerns and feedback you might have about these terms. If you have suggestions for us, let us know at email@example.com.