Terms of Service

BDSM.org (the "Service") and its associated sites or services (the "Services") is a platform managed and maintained by BDSM.org ("BDSM.org," "we," or "us"), providing educational resources retaining pertaining to certain topics to a worldwide audience on this site (the "Site").

Please read these terms (the "Agreement") carefully before accessing or using our Services. By accessing or using any part of our services, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access or use any of our services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by BDSM.org, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms.

Our Services contain age-restricted content. If an individual is under the age of 18 years, or under the age of majority in the location from where accessing our Services, the individual does not have authorization or permission to access any of its materials.

Responsibility of Visitors

BDSM.org has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including user-contributed content, posted to our Services, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating our Services, BDSM.org does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful, or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself from harmful, false, or destructive content. Our Services may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. Our Services may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. BDSM.org disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of our Services.

Responsibility of Users and Contributors

If you view material, comment on material, post material to BDSM.org, post links on BDSM.org, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available (any such material, “Content”), you are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content or your conduct. That is the case regardless of what form the Content takes, which includes, but is not limited to text, photo, video, audio, or other media. By using BDSM.org, you represent and warrant that your Content and conduct do not violate these terms or the User Guidelines. By submitting Content to BDSM.org for inclusion on our Services, you grant BDSM.org a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing, and promoting your Content. If you delete Content, BDSM.org will use reasonable efforts to remove it from BDSM.org, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable. Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, BDSM.org has the right (though not the obligation) to, in BDSM.org’s sole discretion, (i) reclaim your username due to prolonged inactivity, (ii) refuse or remove any content that, in BDSM.org’s reasonable opinion, violates any BDSM.org policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (iii) terminate or deny access to and use of BDSM.org to any individual or entity for any reason. BDSM.org will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid unless deemed appropriate by us.

Advertisements

BDSM.org reserves the right to display advertisements on our Services.

Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy

As BDSM.org asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by BDSM.org violates your copyright or trademark, you are encouraged to notify BDSM.org in accordance with BDSM.org’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Policy. BDSM.org will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. BDSM.org will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of BDSM.org or others. In the case of such termination, BDSM.org will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to BDSM.org unless deemed as appropriate by us.

Changes

We are constantly updating our Services, and that means sometimes we have to change the legal terms under which our Services are offered. If we make changes that are material, we will let you know by posting on one of our official channels, or by sending you an email or other communication. Your continued use of our Services will be subject to the new terms. However, any dispute that arose before the changes shall be governed by the Terms (including the binding individual arbitration clause) that were in place when the dispute arose.

Termination

BDSM.org may terminate your access to all or any part of our Services at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your BDSM.org account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using our Services. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Disclaimer of Warranties

Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

Limitation of Liability

General Representation and Warranty

You represent and warrant that (i) your use of our Services will be in strict accordance with the BDSM.org Privacy Policy, with this Agreement, and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of our Services will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless BDSM.org, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of our Services, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

Maintenance

BDSM.org may perform maintenance on services at any time. You acknowledge that such maintenance may require downtime, and contents or features on BDSM.org may not load during this time.

Last Revision

This Terms of Service was last updated on May 5th, 2017.

The gist:

We (the kinky folks at BDSM.org) manage a service that provides educational resources on a worldwide basis. Our service is free, and we offer paid upgrades for features such as the removal of ads, early access to updates, and so forth. Our website and it's platform is designed to give educators and teachers means to contribute their work, and for you to be able to access it without limtiation.

However, to maintain a safe atmosphere for all, the service is governed by our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and other legalese.