Blogadise.com - Terms of Service

Introduction


Blogadise.com ("Blogadise") is a website where people can create and manage blogs ("Blogs").

This is the terms of service for Blogadise and its products and services ("Services"). It refers to all Services that can be found on Blogadise, and on the Blogs powered by Blogadise. By using Blogadise's ("our") Services you agree to these terms. Please read them carefully and make sure that you understand everything.

The Blogadise staff owns and operate this Website. This document governs your relationship with Blogadise ("Website"). Access to and use of this Website and the products and services available through this Website are subject to the following terms, conditions and notices (the "Terms of Service"). By using the Services, you are agreeing to all of the Terms of Service, as may be updated by us from time to time. You should check this page regularly to take notice of any changes we may have made to the Terms of Service.

Access to this Website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the Services without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason this Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts or all of this Website. This Website may contain links to other websites (the "Linked Sites"), which are not operated by Blogadise. Blogadise has no control over the Linked Sites and accepts no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. Your use of the Linked Sites will be subject to the terms of use and service contained within each such site.

If you ever notice that you or someone else is doing something that is not allowed on Blogadise and its services according to this terms of service, then please contact us.

If you do not follow the rules in this terms of service, or if you do anything illegal, in addition to any other legal rights that we may have, we will ban you from the website and its services, delete your account and Blogs, and report you to the authorities if necessary.

Our Services


You must follow any policies and restrictions for the Services. Do not misuse or try to circumvent our Services, and do not interfere with our Services or try to access them using a method other than the interface and the instructions that we provide. You need to use our Services only as permitted by law. We may suspend or stop providing our Services to you if you do not comply with our terms or policies or if we are investigating suspected misconduct.

Using our Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in our Services or the content you access. You may not use content from our Services unless you obtain permission from its owner or are otherwise permitted by law. These terms do not grant you the right to use any branding or logos used in our Services. Don’t remove, obscure, or alter any legal notices displayed in or along with our Services.

Our Services may display some content that is not Blogadise's. This content is the sole responsibility of the entity that makes it available. We may review content to determine whether it is illegal or violates our policies, and we may remove or refuse to display content that we reasonably believe violates our policies or the law. But that does not necessarily mean that we review content, so please don’t assume that we do. If you find any content that is illegal or violates our policies then please contact Blogadise.

Membership


A membership on Blogadise is free. But there are some special features that costs money, which you purchase through the shop when you are logged in. For example you can purchase a Premium Membership, which is a special membership that gives you access to some extra features.

At the moment you are restricted to upload 1 GB of images (about 4000 images) to your Blogs (this will probably be increased in the soon future). Each time you purchase a Premium mempership your maximum upload storage will increase by 1 GB.

Note that if your Premium membership expires your premium features (such as premium blog templates etc.) will not be removed (blogs with premium templates will be changed to use a free template instead). Then it is important to renew your Premium membership before it expires if you want to continue using the Premium features.

Your account and Blogs will get blocked if you do not login for a period of 12 months. If you then do not reclaim your account within 3 month by contacting Blogadise your account and Blogs (including your earnings, credits, and images) will be permanently deleted. Note that the 12 months period may be shorter if we suspect it is an account that will never be used again (e.g. accounts created for testing purposes only). If an account is blocked we will contact you using the email that you have assigned to your account.

Likes that people have done on comments in Blogs are deleted once a year.

To protect your Blogadise Account, keep your password confidential. You are responsible for the activity that happens on or through your Blogadise Account. Do not reuse your Blogadise Account password on third-party applications.

Your Content


Some of our Services allow you to upload, submit, store, send or receive content. You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. When you upload, submit, store, send or receive content to or through our Services, you give Blogadise a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content. The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving our Services, and to develop new ones. This license continues even if you stop using our Services. Some Services may offer you ways to access and remove content that has been provided to that Service. Make sure you have the necessary rights to grant us this license for any content that you submit to our Services.

Prohibited Content


The following content are prohibited on Blogadise and it's services. This is really important to have in mind when posting content to your Blogs.

  • Do not use copyeighted text, images or other content, unless you are the copyright owner, or if you have asked the copyright owner and got permissions to use the text or image. It is strictly prohibited to upload images or use texts that would break any copyright laws.
  • Illegal content that is related to for example weapons and drugs are prohibited.
  • Images, texts and other content that contains violently, sexual, obscenity, gore or objectionable content of any sort are strictly prohibited.
  • Images, texts and other content that is harassing, defamatory, threatening or that encourages illegality are strictly prohibited.
  • Images, texts and other content that contains demeaning of for example gender, race, religion, sexual orientation etc. are strictly prohibited.
  • Images, texts and other content that contains excessive swearing, and other bad language are prohibited.
  • It is prohibited to hotlink to adult content, file-sharing, torrent sites or any other sites that contains material that is prohibited according to Blogadise's terms of service.
  • If you are unsure about a specific image, textor other content, if it is allowed to use on Blogadise or not, then contact and ask us before using the content.
  • Spam is strictly prohibited. Do not create Blogs with spam content.

The staff on Blogadise reserves the rights to delete contents from the website and its services at any time that they think are inappropriate without any notice. Blogadise staff have the rights to delete any content, blogs and users permanently without any notice.

Earn Money and Payouts


To earn money you first need to activate this propert in your blog settings. Then some special advertisements ("Earn Money Advertisements") will be displayed on your blog, which are not the same advertisements as those that are always displayed on non-premium Blogs. When you have visitors on your blog and Earn Money Advertisements are displayed you will earn money. Note that you only earn money when an Earn Money Advertisement is displayed. There may be situations when they will not be displayed for different reasons. You will only get paid when Earn Money Advertisement are displayed to unique visitors on your Blog. Unique means that the same visitor only counts once each day. When an Earn Money Advertisement is displayed for a unique visitor you will get money to your Blogadise account.

Each time an Earn Money Advertisement is displayed you will earn 0.001 USD and each time one of your referrals (someone that provided your username as their referrer when they signed up) display an Earn Money Advertisement on one of their Blogs you will earn 0.0005 USD. If you have a Premium membership you will earn twice as much, i.e. 0.002 USD and 0.001 USD respectively. Your earnings will be added to your Blogadise account. When you have earned at least 100 USD you can request for a payout to your bank account or PayPal account. Your earnings are stored in USD, but you can choose to display your account balance in both USD, EUR, SEK or NOK. Blogadise updates the currency rate from time to time.

Swedish Note about SEK Currency: I skrivandets stund blir detta omräknat till svenska kronor, strax under 1 öre per unik annonsvisning, och strax under 0.5 öre från värvningars unika annonsvisningar. Och det dubbla för premium-medlemmar.

Note that it is strictly prohibited to try to generate false visits in any way to your blog. Such activity will be discovered and any money that you may have earned from this will be deleted. Further actions will also be taken since this activity is not allowed accoring to these terms.

Payouts are usually processed within a few days. We may contact you if we need more details from you before we can process the payout. We may also contact you after a payout, or at any other later time, if we need more information from you regarding your payment.

Note that the money in your Blogadise account are before taxes, employer contributions and social fees (Swedish: "arbetsgivaravgifter och andra sociala avgifter") has been payed. This means that from the money that you earn we will also pay for taxes in Sweden. For users in some regions we will also need to pay for employer contributions and other social fees. These are requirements from the authorities. This means that the amount of money that will be transfered to you may differ from the amount in your Blogadise account.

Blogadise needs to provide authorities (Swedish: t.ex. Skatteverket) with information about payouts.

Payment and Conditions


For any products or services purchased from Blogadise, and for every payment made by you to Blogadise or to you from Blogadise we refer to Swedish laws and policies, which shall always be followed.

Personal Data


Blogadise stores and treats members personal data in order to provide, manage and track members' use of the Services. IP-addresses are stored in some cases, for example when logging in and when posting comments.

Cookies


Blogadise use Cookies to give you a better user experience. For example we use Cookies to store information about your web browser language so that we can set Blogadise.com to use the correct language for you.

Cookies are small text files that is stored in the memory of your web browser or in your device when you visits a website. Cookies contain information about the the visitor, the device and the web browser. A Cookie usually contain letters and numbers.

Prohibitions


You must not misuse this Website. You will not: commit or encourage a criminal offense; transmit or distribute a virus, trojan, worm, logic bomb or any other material which is malicious, technologically harmful, in breach of confidence or in any way offensive or obscene; hack into any aspect of the Service; corrupt data; cause annoyance to other users; infringe upon the rights of any other person's proprietary rights; send any unsolicited advertising or promotional material, commonly referred to as "spam"; or attempt to affect the performance or functionality of any computer facilities of or accessed through this Website. Breaching this provision would constitute a criminal offense and Blogadise will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and disclose your identity to them. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of this Website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Intellectual Property, Software and Content


The intellectual property rights in all software and content (including photographic images) made available to you on or through this Website remains the property of Blogadise or its licensors and are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved by Blogadise and its licensors. You are not permitted to publish, manipulate, distribute or otherwise reproduce, in any format, any of the content or copies of the content supplied to you or which appears on this Website nor may you use any such content in connection with any business or commercial enterprise.

Modifying our Services


We are constantly changing and improving our Services. We may add or remove functionalities or features, and we may suspend or stop a Service altogether. We may also stop providing Services to you, or add or create new limits to our Services at any time. If we for some reason need to remove the feature that let users earn money, for example because of restrictions by law, then we will not be liable to pay you any of the money in your Blogadise account.

Warranties and Disclaimers


Other than as expressly set out in these terms or additional terms, neither Blogadise nor its suppliers or distributors make any specific promises about the services. We do not make any commitments about the content within the services, the specific functions of the services, or their reliability, availability, or ability to meet your needs. We provide the services "as is". To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all warranties.

Links from this Website

We do not monitor or review the content of other party’s websites which are linked to from this website. Opinions expressed or material appearing on such websites are not necessarily shared or endorsed by us and should not be regarded as the publisher of such opinions or material. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices, or content, of these sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of these sites. You should evaluate the security and trustworthiness of any other site connected to this site or accessed through this site yourself, before disclosing any personal information to them. Blogadise will not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage in whatever manner, howsoever caused, resulting from your disclosure to third parties of personal information.

Liability for our Services


When permitted by law, Blogadise, and Blogadise's suppliers and distributors, will not be responsible for lost profits, revenues, or data, financial losses or indirect, special, consequential, exemplary, or punitive damages. To the extent permitted by law, the total liability of Blogadise, and its suppliers and distributors, for any claims under these terms, including for any implied warranties, is limited to the amount you paid us to use the services (or, if we choose, to supplying you the services again). In all cases, Blogadise, and its suppliers and distributors, will not be liable for any loss or damage that is not reasonably foreseeable.

Indemnity


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Blogadise, its directors, officers, employees, consultants, agents, and affiliates, from any and all third party claims, liability, damages and/or costs (including, but not limited to, legal fees) arising from your use this Website or your breach of the Terms of Service.

Variation


Blogadise shall have the right in its absolute discretion at any time and without notice to amend, remove or vary the Services and/or any page of the Blogadise website.

Invalidity


If any part of the Terms of Service is unenforceable (including any provision in which we exclude our liability to you) the enforceability of any other part of the Terms of Service will not be affected all other clauses remaining in full force and effect. So far as possible where any clause/sub-clause or part of a clause/sub-clause can be severed to render the remaining part valid, the clause shall be interpreted accordingly. Alternatively, you agree that the clause shall be rectified and interpreted in such a way that closely resembles the original meaning of the clause /sub-clause as is permitted by law.

Log Files


We use IP addresses to analyse trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Additionally, for systems administration, detecting usage patterns and troubleshooting purposes, our web servers automatically log standard access information including browser type, access times/open mail, URL requested, and referral URL. By using this Website, you consent to the processing described therein and warrant that all data provided by you is accurate

Copyright Notice


Copyright and other relevant intellectual property rights exists on all text, images and other content relating to the Services and the full content of this website.

About the Terms of Service


The Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement of the parties and supersede any and all preceding and contemporaneous agreements between you and Blogadise. The laws of Sweden govern these terms and conditions. By accessing this website [and using our services/buying our products] you consent to these terms and conditions and to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Swedish courts in all disputes arising out of such access. If any of these terms are deemed invalid or unenforceable for any reason (including, but not limited to the exclusions and limitations set out above), then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be severed from these terms and the remaining terms will continue to apply. Failure of Blogadise to enforce any of the provisions set out in these Terms and Conditions and any Agreement, or failure to exercise any option to terminate, shall not be construed as waiver of such provisions and shall not affect the validity of these Terms and Conditions or of any Agreement or any part thereof, or the right thereafter to enforce each and every provision. These Terms and Conditions shall not be amended, modified, varied or supplemented except in writing and signed by duly authorised representatives of Blogadise.

Most important: Be nice when using our website and its services.

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