Roadmap.com Terms of Service

Effective: September 1, 2016

We created Roadmap.com for product builders and innovators. This site provides a forum for you to share what you know and ask many of the world’s best product strategists and managers to answer questions that you have about building products and companies that people love. It is a place for discussion. It is a place for learning. And it is a place that you might just find your next job. Please treat this place and community with respect. Spam, discrimination, personal attacks, and abusive language are not allowed here.

These Terms of Service ("Terms") govern your access to and use of the services on the Roadmap.com.com website offered by Aha! Labs Inc. ("Roadmap.com"). Your access to and use of Roadmap.com is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. By accessing or using Roadmap.com you agree to be bound by these Terms.

"Content" means any information, text, graphics, or other materials uploaded, downloaded or appearing on Roadmap.com. You retain ownership of all Content you submit, post, display, or otherwise make available on Roadmap.com.

Your License to Us

By submitting, posting or displaying Content on or through Roadmap.com, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, create derivative works from, publish, transmit, display and distribute such Content in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed).

You agree that this license includes the right for other users of Roadmap.com to modify your Content, and for Roadmap.com to make your Content available to others for the publication, distribution, syndication, or broadcast of such Content on other media and services, subject to our terms and conditions for such Content use. Such additional uses by Roadmap.com or others may be made with no compensation paid to you with respect to the Content that you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through Roadmap.com.

We may modify, adapt, or create derivative works from your Content in order to transmit, display or distribute it over computer networks and in various media and/or make changes to your Content as are necessary to conform and adapt that Content to any requirements or limitations of any networks, devices, services or media.

Additionally, by uploading content to the site, you warrant, represent and agree that you have the right to grant Roadmap.com the license described above. You also represent, warrant and agree that you have not and will not contribute any Content that (a) infringes, violates or otherwise interferes with any copyright or trademark of another party, (b) reveals any trade secret, unless the trade secret belongs to you or you have the owner's permission to disclose it, (c) infringes any intellectual property right of another or the privacy or publicity rights of another, (d) is libelous, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harassing, hateful, offensive or otherwise violates any law or right of any third party, (e) creates an impression that you know is incorrect, misleading, or deceptive, including by impersonating others or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity; (f) contains other people's private or personal information without their express authorization and permission, and/or (g) contains or links to a virus, trojan horse, worm, time bomb or other computer programming routine or engine that is intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information.

Roadmap.com's Licenses to You

Subject to these Terms, Roadmap.com gives you a worldwide, royalty-free, revokable, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to re-post any of the Content on Roadmap.com anywhere on the rest of the web, provided that the user who created the content has not explicitly marked the content as not for reproduction, and provided that you: (a) do not modify the Content; (b) attribute Roadmap.com by name in readable text and with a human and machine-followable link (an HTML <a> anchor tag) linking back to the page displaying the original source of the content on http://roadmap.com on every page that contains Roadmap.com content; (c) upon request, either by Roadmap.com or a user, remove the user's name from Content which the user has subsequently made anonymous; (d) upon request, either by Roadmap.com or by a user who contributed to the Content, make a reasonable effort to update a particular piece of Content to the latest version on http://roadmap.com; (e) upon request, either by Roadmap.com or by a user who contributed to the Content, make a reasonable attempt to delete Content that has been deleted or marked as not for reproduction on http://roadmap.com.

You may only use the attribution required by this Section in the manner set out above. In exercising these rights, you may not implicitly or explicitly assert or imply any connection with, sponsorship or endorsement by Roadmap.com, or any Roadmap.com user of you or your use of the work, without the separate, express prior written permission of Roadmap.com or the Roadmap.com user.

If you operate a search engine or robot, or you republish a significant fraction of all Roadmap.com Content (as we may determine in our reasonable discretion), you must additionally follow these rules:

  • You must use a descriptive user agent header.
  • You must follow robots.txt at all times.
  • You must make it clear how to contact you, either in your user agent string, or on your website if you have one.

Subject to these Terms, Roadmap.com gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, revocable, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use Roadmap.com as it is provided to you by Roadmap.com.

Your Content will be viewable by other users of Roadmap.com and through third party services and websites. You should only provide Content that you are comfortable sharing with others under these Terms.

All Content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such Content. We may not monitor or control the Content posted via Roadmap.com. Any use of or reliance on any Content or materials posted via Roadmap.com or obtained by you through Roadmap.com is at your own risk. We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any Content or communications posted via Roadmap.com or endorse any opinions expressed via Roadmap.com. You understand that by using Roadmap.com, you may be exposed to Content that might be offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate. Under no circumstances will Roadmap.com be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content made available via Roadmap.com or broadcast elsewhere.

You are responsible for your use of Roadmap.com, for any Content you provide, and for any consequences thereof, including the use of your Content by other users and third party partners. You understand that your Content may be republished and if you do not have the right to submit Content for such use, it may subject you to liability. Roadmap.com will not be responsible or liable for any use of your Content by Roadmap.com in accordance with these Terms.

We reserve the right at all times (but will not have an obligation) to remove or refuse to distribute any Content on Roadmap.com and to terminate users or reclaim usernames. We also reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information if we believed in good faith that it is reasonably necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request (for example, subpoenas or warrants), (ii) enforce or administer our agreements with users (such as these Terms), including investigation of potential violations hereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of Roadmap.com, its users and the public.

Use of Roadmap.com

You must provide us accurate information, including your real name, when you create your account on Roadmap.com.

You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access Roadmap.com and for any activities or actions under your password. We encourage you to use "strong" passwords (that use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols) with your account. Roadmap.com will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this instruction.

We may, without prior notice, change Roadmap.com; stop providing Roadmap.com or features of Roadmap.com, to you or to users generally; or create usage limits for Roadmap.com.

Rules for Use of Roadmap.com

Roadmap.com reserves the right in its discretion to remove any Content from the Site, suspend or terminate your account at any time, or pursue any other remedy or relief available under equity or law.

You must not do any of the following while accessing or using Roadmap.com: (i) use Roadmap.com for any unlawful purposes or for promotion of illegal activities; (ii) upload or post any Content (as defined above) in violation of the provisions contained in the "Your License to Roadmap.com" section of these terms; (iii) use Roadmap.com for the purpose of spamming anyone; (iv) access or tamper with non-public areas of Roadmap.com, Roadmap.com's computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Roadmap.com's providers; (v) probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures; (vi) access or search or attempt to access or search Roadmap.com by any means (automated or otherwise) other than through the currently available, published interfaces that are provided by Roadmap.com (and only pursuant to those terms and conditions), unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with Roadmap.com (crawling Roadmap.com is permissible in accordance with these Terms, but scraping Roadmap.com without the prior consent of Roadmap.com except as permitted by these Terms is expressly prohibited); (vii) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting, or in any way use Roadmap.com to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information; or (viii) interfere with or disrupt (or attempt to do so) the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing Roadmap.com, or by scripting the creation of Content in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on Roadmap.com.

Proprietary Rights

All right, title, and interest in and to Roadmap.com (excluding Content provided by users) are and will remain the exclusive property of Roadmap.com and its licensors. Roadmap.com is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Except as expressly provided herein, nothing in the Terms gives you a right to use the Roadmap.com name or any of the Roadmap.com trademarks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features. Any feedback, comments, or suggestions you may provide regarding Roadmap.com is entirely voluntary and we will be free to use such feedback, comments or suggestions as we see fit and without any obligation to you.

Roadmap.com may include advertisements, which may be targeted to the Content or information on Roadmap.com, queries made through Roadmap.com, or other information. The types and extent of advertising by Roadmap.com on Roadmap.com are subject to change. In consideration for Roadmap.com granting you access to and use of Roadmap.com, you agree that Roadmap.com and its third party providers and partners may place such advertising on Roadmap.com or in connection with the display of Content or information from Roadmap.com whether submitted by you or others.

Disclaimers

Your access to and use of Roadmap.com or any Content is at your own risk. Content is not a substitute for professional advice or good judgment. You understand and agree that Roadmap.com is provided to you on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. Without limiting the foregoing, ROADMAP.COM AND ITS PARTNERS DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. We make no warranty and disclaim all responsibility and liability for the completeness, accuracy, availability, timeliness, security or reliability of Roadmap.com or any content thereon. Roadmap.com will not be responsible or liable for any harm to your computer system, loss of data, or other harm that results from your access to or use of Roadmap.com, or any Content. You also agree that Roadmap.com has no responsibility or liability for the deletion of, or the failure to store or to transmit, any Content and other communications maintained by Roadmap.com. We make no warranty that Roadmap.com will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained from Roadmap.com or through Roadmap.com, will create any warranty not expressly made herein.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ROADMAP.COM AND ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS, DATA, USE, GOOD-WILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM (i) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE ROADMAP.COM; (ii) ANY CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON ROADMAP.COM, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES; (iii) ANY CONTENT OBTAINED FROM ROADMAP.COM; AND (iv) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER OR NOT ROADMAP.COM HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN IF A REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the limitations above may not apply to you.

Indemnity

If anyone brings a claim against us related to your actions or Content on Roadmap.com, or actions or Content by or from someone using your account, you will indemnify and hold us harmless from and against all damages, losses, and expenses of any kind (including reasonable legal fees and costs) related to such claim.

Copyright Policy

Roadmap.com respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects users of Roadmap.com to do the same. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law and are properly provided to us. If you believe that your Content has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our copyright agent with the following information in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act: (i) a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf; (ii) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; (iii) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; (iv) your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and an email address; (v) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

Our designated copyright agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement or other legal notices regarding Content appearing on Roadmap.com is:

Roadmap.com

Attn: Copyright Agent

20 Gloria Circle

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Email: support@roadmap.com

We reserve the right to remove Content alleged to be infringing or otherwise illegal without prior notice and at our sole discretion. In appropriate circumstances, Roadmap.com will also terminate a user's account if the user is determined to be a repeat infringer.

Privacy

Roadmap.com values your privacy. Please review our Privacy Policy to learn more about how we collect and use information about you via Roadmap.com.

Links

Roadmap.com may contain links to third-party websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for: (i) the availability or accuracy of such websites or resources; or (ii) the content, products, or services on or available from such websites or resources. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by Roadmap.com of such websites or resources or the content, products, or services available from such websites or resources. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources.

Miscellaneous

These Terms and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to or application of its conflict of law provisions or your state or country of residence. Unless submitted to arbitration as set forth in the following paragraph, all claims, legal proceedings or litigation arising in connection with Roadmap.com will be brought solely in San Mateo County, California, and you consent to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waive any objection as to inconvenient forum.

These Terms are the entire and exclusive agreement between Roadmap.com and you regarding Roadmap.com (excluding any services for which you have a separate agreement with Roadmap.com that is explicitly in addition or in place of these Terms), and these Terms supersede and replace any prior agreements between Roadmap.com and you regarding Roadmap.com.

The failure of Roadmap.com to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision. In the event that any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.

We may revise these Terms from time to time. The most current version will always be on this page (or such other page as Roadmap.com may indicate. By continuing to access or use Roadmap.com after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms.

Roadmap.com is operated and provided by Aha! Labs Inc. If you have questions about these Terms, please contact us at support@roadmap.com