Terms and Conditions

1. Privacy

Our Data use Policyis designed to make important disclosures about how you can use Beanstring to share with others and how we collect and can use your content and information. 

2. Sharing Your Content and Information

You own all of the content and information you post on Beanstring. In addition:

1. For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Beanstring (IP License). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.

2. When you delete IP content, it is deleted in a manner similar to emptying the recycle bin on a computer. However, you understand that removed content may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time (but will not be available to others).

3. When you use an application, the application may ask for your permission to access your content and information as well as content and information that others have shared with you.  We require applications to respect your privacy, and your agreement with that application will control how the application can use, store, and transfer that content and information. 

4. When you publish content or information, it means that you are allowing everyone, including people off of Beanstring, to access and use that information, and to associate it with you (i.e., your name and profile picture).

5. We always appreciate your feedback or other suggestions about Beanstring, but you understand that we may use them without any obligation to compensate you for them (just as you have no obligation to offer them).
 

3. Safety

We do our best to keep Beanstring safe, but we cannot guarantee it. We need your help to keep Beanstring safe, which includes the following commitments by you:

1. You will not post unauthorized commercial communications (such as spam) on Beanstring.

2. You will not collect users' content or information, or otherwise access Beanstring, using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without our prior permission.

3. You will not engage in unlawful multi-level marketing, such as a pyramid scheme, on Beanstring.

4. You will not upload viruses or other malicious code.

5. You will not solicit login information or access an account belonging to someone else.

6. You will not bully, intimidate, or harass any user.

7. You will not post content that: is hate speech, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.

8. You will not develop or operate a third-party application containing alcohol-related, dating or other mature content (including advertisements) without appropriate age-based restrictions.

9. You will follow our Adverising and Promotions guidelinesand all applicable laws if you publicize or offer any contest, giveaway, or promotion on Beanstring.

10. You will not use Beanstring to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory.

11. You will not do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working or appearance of Beanstring, such as a denial of service attack or interference with page rendering or other Beanstring functionality.

12. You will not facilitate or encourage any violations of this Statement or our policies.
 

4. Registration and Account Security

Beanstring users provide their real names and information, and we need your help to keep it that way. Here are some commitments you make to us relating to registering and maintaining the security of your account:

1. You will not provide any false personal information on Beanstring, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission.

2. You will not create more than one account.

3.  If we disable your account, you will not create another one without our permission.

4. You will not use Beanstring if you are a convicted sex offender.

5. You will keep your contact information accurate and up-to-date.

6. You will not share your password or your secret key, let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account.

7. You will not transfer your account (including any Page or application you administer) to anyone without first getting our written permission.

 

5. Protecting Other People's Rights

We respect other people's rights, and expect you to do the same.

1. You will not post content or take any action on Beanstring that infringes or violates someone else's rights or otherwise violates the law.

2. We can remove any content or information you post on Beanstring if we believe that it violates this Statement or our policies.

3. If we remove your content for infringing someone else's copyright, and you believe we removed it by mistake, we will provide you with an opportunity to appeal.

4. If you repeatedly infringe other people's intellectual property rights, we will disable your account when appropriate.

5. You will not use our copyrights or trademarks (including Beanstring, the BeanstringLogo, Bean Mall, Bean Counter, Bean, Beanie, Stringedand Beaned), or any confusingly similar marks, except with our prior written permission.

6. If you collect information from users, you will: obtain their consent, make it clear you (and not Beanstring) are the one collecting their information, and post a privacy policy explaining what information you collect and how you will use it.

7. You will not post anyone's identification documents or sensitive financial information on Beanstring.

8. You will not tag users or send email invitations to non-users without their consent.
 

6. Mobile and Other Devices

1. We currently provide our mobile services for free, but please be aware that your carrier's normal rates and fees, such as text messaging fees, data usage fee etc., will still apply.

2. In the event you change or deactivate your mobile telephone number, you will update your account information on Beanstring within 48 hours to ensure that your messages are not sent to the person who acquires your old number.

3. You provide consent and all rights necessary to enable users to sync (including through an application) their devices with any information that is visible to them on Beanstring.
 

7. Payments

If you make a payment on Beanstring or use Beans, you agree to our Payment Terms.
 

8. Special Provisions Applicable to Social Plugins 

If you include our Social Plugins, such as the JOIN or COMMENT buttons on your website, the following additional terms apply to you:

1. We give you permission to use Beanstring's Social Plugins so that users can post links or content from your website on Beanstring.

2. You give us permission to use and allow others to use such links and content on Beanstring.

3. You will not place a Social Plugin on any page containing content that would violate this Statement if posted on Beanstring.
 

9. Special Provisions Applicable to Developers/Operators of Applications and Websites 

If you are a developer or operator of a Platform application or website, the following additional terms apply to you:

1. You are responsible for your application and its content and all uses you make of Platform. This includes ensuring your application or use of Platform meets our Platform policuesand our Advertising and Promotions Guidelines.

2. Your access to and use of data you receive from Beanstring, will be limited as follows:

1.You will only request data you need to operate your application.

2.You will have a privacy policy that tells users what user data you are going to use and how you will use, display, share, or transfer that data and you will include your privacy policy URL in the Developer Application.

3.You will not use, display, share, or transfer a user’s data in a manner inconsistent with your privacy policy.

4.You will delete all data you receive from us concerning a user if the user asks you to do so, and will provide a mechanism for users to make such a request.

5.You will not include data you receive from us concerning a user in any advertising creative.

6.You will not directly or indirectly transfer any data you receive from us to (or use such data in connection with) any ad network, ad exchange, data broker, or other advertising related toolset, even if a user consents to that transfer or use.

7.You will not sell user data.  If you are acquired by or merge with a third party, you can continue to use user data within your application, but you cannot transfer user data outside of your application. 

8.We can require you to delete user data if you use it in a way that we determine is inconsistent with users’ expectations.

9. We can limit your access to data.

10. You will comply with all other restrictions contained in our Beanstring Platform Policies.

3. You will not give us information that you independently collect from a user or a user's content without that user's consent.

4.You will make it easy for users to remove or disconnect from your application.

5.You will make it easy for users to contact you. We can also share your email address with users and others claiming that you have infringed or otherwise violated their rights.

6.You will provide customer support for your application.

7.You will not show third party ads or web search boxes on www.beanstring.comor the Beanstring Application.

8. We give you all rights necessary to use the code, APIs, data, and tools you receive from us.

9. You will not sell, transfer, or sublicense our code, APIs, or tools to anyone.

10.You will not misrepresent your relationship with Beanstring to others.

11. You may use the logos we make available to developers or issue a press release or other public statement so long as you follow our Platform Policies.

12. We can issue a press release describing our relationship with you.

13. You will comply with all applicable laws. In particular you will (if applicable):

1. have a policy for removing infringing content and terminating repeat infringers that complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

2. You represent that any disclosure to us will not be incidental to the ordinary course of your business.

14.We do not guarantee that Platform will always be free.

15. You give us all rights necessary to enable your application to work with Beanstring, including the right to incorporate content and information you provide to us into streams, timelines, and user action stories.

16.You give us the right to link to or frame your application, and place content, including ads, around your application.

17. We can analyze your application, content, and data for any purpose, including commercial (such as for targeting the delivery of advertisements and indexing content for search).

18.To ensure your application is safe for users, we can audit it.

19. We can create applications that offer similar features and services to, or otherwise compete with, your application.
 

10.About Advertisements and Other Commercial Content Served or Enhanced by Beanstring

Our goal is to deliver ads and commercial content that are valuable to our users and advertisers. In order to help us do that, you agree to the following:

1. We do not give your content or information to advertisers without your consent.

2. You understand that we may not always identify paid services and communications as such.
 

11. Special Provisions Applicable to Advertisers 

You can target your desired audience by buying ads on Beanstring or our publisher network. The following additional terms apply to you if you place an order through our online advertising portal (Order):

1. When you place an Order, you will tell us the type of advertising you want to buy, the amount you want to spend, and your bid. If we accept your Order, we will deliver your ads as inventory becomes available. When serving your ad, we do our best to deliver the ads to the audience you specify, although we cannot guarantee in every instance that your ad will reach its intended target.

2. In instances where we believe doing so will enhance the effectiveness of your advertising campaign, we may broaden the targeting criteria you specify.

3.You will pay for your Orders in accordance with our Payment Terms. The amount you owe will be calculated based on our tracking mechanisms.

4.Your ads will comply with our Advertising and Promotions Guidelines.

5.We will determine the size, placement, and positioning of your ads.

6.We do not guarantee the activity that your ads will receive, such as the number of clicks your ads will get.

7.We cannot control how clicks are generated on your ads. We have systems that attempt to detect and filter certain click activity, but we are not responsible for click fraud, technological issues, or other potentially invalid click activity that may affect the cost of running ads.

8.You can cancel your Order at any time through our online portal, but it may take up to 24 hours before the ad stops running.  You are responsible for paying for all ads that run.

9.Our license to run your ad will end when we have completed your Order. You understand, however, that if users have interacted with your ad, your ad may remain until the users delete it.

10.We can use your ads and related content and information for marketing or promotional purposes.

11.You will not issue any press release or make public statements about your relationship with Beanstring without our prior written permission.

12.We may reject or remove any ad for any reason.

13.If you are placing ads on someone else's behalf, you must have permission to place those ads, including the following:

1. You warrant that you have the legal authority to bind the advertiser to this Statement.

2. You agree that if the advertiser you represent violates this Statement, we may hold you responsible for that violation.
 

12.Special Provisions Applicable to Pages

If you create or administer a Page on Beanstring, you agree to our Page Terms.
 

13.Special Provisions Applicable to Software

1.If you download our software, such as a stand-alone software product or a browser plugin, you agree that from time to time, the software may download upgrades, updates and additional features from us in order to improve, enhance and further develop the software.

2. You will not modify, create derivative works of, decompile or otherwise attempt to extract source code from us, unless you are expressly permitted to do so under an open source license or we give you express written permission.

 

14. Amendments

1. We can change this Statement if we provide you notice and an opportunity to comment.  To get notice of any future changes to this Statement, visit ourTerms and Conditions pages

2. For changes to sections 7, 8, 9, and 11 (sections relating to payments, application developers, website operators, and advertisers), we will give you a minimum of three days notice. For all other changes we will give you a minimum of seven days notice.

3. If we make changes to policies referenced in or incorporated by this Statement, we may provide notice on the Site Governance Page.

4. We can make changes for legal or administrative reasons, or to correct an inaccurate statement, upon notice without opportunity to comment.

5. Your continued use of Beanstring following changes to our terms constitutes your acceptance of our amended terms.
 

15. Termination

If you violate the letter or spirit of this Statement, or otherwise create risk or possible legal exposure for us, we can stop providing all or part of Beanstring to you. We will notify you by email or at the next time you attempt to access your account. You may also delete your account or disable your application at any time. In all such cases, this Statement shall terminate, but some provisions will still apply.
 

16. Disputes

1. You will resolve any claim, cause of action or dispute (claim) you have with us arising out of or relating to this Statement or Beanstring exclusively in Mumbai, Maharashtra. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located in Mumbai, Maharashtra for the purpose of litigating all such claims.

2. If anyone brings a claim against us related to your actions, content or information on Beanstring, 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. Although we provide rules for user conduct, we do not control or direct users' actions on Beanstring and are not responsible for the content or information users transmit or share on Beanstring. We are not responsible for any offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful or otherwise objectionable content or information you may encounter on Beanstring. We are not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, or any user of Beanstring.

3. We try to keep beanstring up, bug-free, and safe, but you use it at your own risk. We are providing beanstring as is without any express or implied warranties including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. We do not guarantee that Beanstring will always be safe, secure or error-free or that Beanstring will always function without disruptions, delays or imperfections. Beanstring is not responsible for the actions, content, information, or data of third parties, and you release us, our directors, officers, employees, and agents from any claims and damages, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with any claim you have against any such third parties. We will not be liable to you for any lost profits or other consequential, special, indirect, or incidental damages arising out of or in connection with this statement or Beanstring, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Our aggregate liability arising out of this statement or Beanstring will not exceed the greater of tenIndian rupees (INR. 10). Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. in such cases, beanstring's liability will be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.
 

17. Definitions

1.By "Beanstring" we mean the features and services we make available, including through (a) our website at www.Beanstring.com and any other Beanstring branded or co-branded websites (including sub-domains, international versions, widgets, and mobile versions); (b) our Platform; (c) social plugins (d) other media, software (such as a toolbar), devices, or networks now existing or later developed.

2.By "Platform" we mean a set of APIs and services (such as content) that enable others, including application developers and website operators, to retrieve data from Beanstring or provide data to us.

3.By "information" we mean facts and other information about you, including actions taken by users and non-users who interact with Beanstring.

4.By "content" we mean anything you or other users post on Beanstring that would not be included in the definition of information.

5.By "data" or "user data" or "user's data" we mean any data, including a user's content or information that you or third parties can retrieve from Beanstring or provide to Beanstring through Platform.

6. By "post" we mean post on Beanstring or otherwise make available by using Beanstring.

7. By "use" we mean use, copy, publicly perform or display, distribute, modify, translate, and create derivative works of.

8. By "active registered user" we mean a user who has logged into Beanstring at least once in the previous 90 days.

9. By "application" we mean any application or website that uses or accesses Platform, as well as anything else that receives or has received data from us.  If you no longer access Platform but have not deleted all data from us, the term application will apply until you delete the data.
 

18. Other

1. This Statement makes up the entire agreement between the parties regarding Beanstring, and supersedes any prior agreements.

2. If any portion of this Statement is found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect.

3. If we fail to enforce any of this Statement, it will not be considered a waiver.

4. Any amendment to or waiver of this Statement must be made in writing and signed by us.

5.You will not transfer any of your rights or obligations under this Statement to anyone else without our written consent.

6. All of our rights and obligations under this Statement are freely assignable by us in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise.

7. Nothing in this Statement shall prevent us from complying with the law.

8. This Statement does not confer any third party beneficiary rights.

9. We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you.

10. You will comply with all applicable laws when using or accessing Beanstring.