ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
This Acceptable Use Policy (“AUP”) was last updated on February 16, 2021. We may update this AUP at any time. Please check back periodically for updates and changes. Revised versions of this AUP are effective immediately upon posting.
Slate takes no responsibility for any material created or accessible on or through the Platform. Slate is not obligated to monitor or exercise any editorial control over such material, but reserves the right to do so. In the event that Slate becomes aware that any such material may violate this AUP and/or expose Slate to civil or criminal liability, Slate reserves the right to block access to such material and suspend or terminate any User creating, storing or disseminating such material.
Users shall not use the Platform and Services to transmit, distribute or store material that is inappropriate, as reasonably determined by Slate, or material that is indecent, obscene, defamatory, fraudulent, pornographic, libelous, threatening, abusive, hateful, or violent.
Material accessible through the Platform may be subject to protection under privacy, publicity, or other personal rights and intellectual property rights, including but not limited to, copyrights and laws protecting patents, trademarks, trade secrets or other proprietary information. Users shall not use the Platform and Services in any manner that would infringe, violate, dilute or misappropriate any such rights or otherwise upload any content that the User does not have the right to reproduce.
Users shall not use the Platform and Services to transmit, distribute or store material that contains a virus, worm, Trojan horse, or other component harmful to the Platform and Services or other Users. Users shall not probe, scan, test the vulnerability of or breach the authentication measures of the Platform.
Users shall not use the Platform and Services to transmit or distribute any advertising or promotional materials that contain false, deceptive, or misleading statements, claims, or representations.
To access the Platform, Users will create and maintain log-in credentials. Users are responsible for all activities that occur under their account. Users are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their log-in credentials, and you agree not to disclose your log-in credentials to any other person. You shall immediately notify Slate of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of your Platform account.
Any User which Slate determines to have violated any element of this Acceptable Use Policy may be subject to a suspension or termination of service, and if Slate deems it necessary, immediate suspension or termination of such User’s access to the Platform and Service. Slate may take such further action as Slate determines to be appropriate under the circumstances to eliminate or preclude violations, and Slate shall not be liable for any damages of any nature suffered by any Customer, User, or any third party resulting in whole or in part from Slate’s exercise of its rights under this Acceptable Use Policy. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Slate may remove or disable access to any Submission, as that term is defined in the Slate Terms of Service, that violates this AUP or that Slate otherwise determines is inconsistent with the purposes of the Platform. Slate reserves the right to modify this AUP in its discretion at any time. Such modifications will be effective when posted to the Platform.
This AUP shall be governed by, and construed and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, United States of America, without regard to its conflicts of laws principles. User hereby consents to this choice of law, and to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts residing in Borough of Manhattan, New York City, New York, for all disputes arising out of or relating to this AUP.
If Slate receives a complaint against a User or Customer or believes there is a violation of this AUP, Slate may investigate and if appropriate, inform the applicable Customer or User of the complaint. The failure of Slate to enforce this AUP for whatever reason does not constitute a waiver of any right to do so at a later time.