Terms of Service

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The following terms and conditions govern all use of the paperless-home.com website (the “Website”) and all content, services and products available at or through the Website, including, but not limited to, the Paperless-ngx software ("Software") and the paperless-home.com hosted service ("Hosted Service"), (collectively, the “Services”). The Services are owned and operated by the Paperless-Home (Paperless-Home, "we", "us" or "our"). The Services are offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, Paperless-Home's privacy policy and cookie policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on the Website by Paperless-Home and which are incorporated herein by reference (collectively, the "Agreement").

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing the Website or using the Services. By accessing the Website or using the Services or any part thereof, 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 the Website or use any Services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Paperless-Home, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website and Services are available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.

Violation of any of the terms below will result in the termination of your account. You agree to use the Website and Services at your own risk.

1. Your Paperless-Home Account

If you create a user account to avail yourself of the Services, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account. If you create a hosted Paperless-ngx instance (your Paperless or your site) using our Services, you must not choose a subdomain for your site in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and Paperless-Home may at its sole and unfettered discretion change or remove any subdomain that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause Paperless-Home liability. You must immediately notify Paperless-Home of any unauthorized access to or activity on your account, your Paperless, or any other breaches or suspected breaches of security. Paperless-Home will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you or in connection with your Paperless and your account, whether authorized or unauthorized, including any actions, proceedings, claims, damages, liabilities, charges, losses, or costs and expenses (including without limitation, legal costs and expenses and costs of other professionals and any penalties or other amounts levied).

  1. You must be a human. Accounts registered by "bots" or other automated methods are not permitted.
  2. You must provide a valid email address and any other information requested in order to complete the signup process.
  3. Your login may only be used by one person - a single login shared by multiple people is not permitted.
  4. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and password. Paperless-Home cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation.

2. Responsibility of Users

2.1 User-Uploaded Documents

Paperless-Home allows users to upload and save documents using its Services. Documents include but are not limited to text files, images, PDF files, photographs, information, data records, and any other form of digital or electronic files or data.

If you operate a site, add documents, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of our Services, e.g. using the share function, you are creating, storing or making available Content (“Your Content”).

Rights to Your Content: You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise have all the necessary rights to provide Your Content submitted to the Services, whether directly or indirectly, and represent and warrant that Your Content is accurate, non-confidential, and that it does not and will not infringe any intellectual property rights or personal data rights of any third party.

Deletion of Content: If you delete Your Content, e.g. by unsharing it, Paperless-Home will use reasonable efforts to remove it from your site, but you acknowledge that caching or references to Your Content may not be made immediately unavailable.

Backups: You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your Documents.

Exclusion of liability: You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, your shared documents. We take no responsibility and shall assume no liability for Your Content.

2.2 Prohibitions

By using any Service, you agree not to do, or permit others to do, any of the following:

  1. Through the Website, your Paperless, or using our Services, transmit, distribute, post, store, link, or otherwise traffic in Content that you believe or have reasonable grounds to suspect:

    1. infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity;

    2. invades any individual’s rights of privacy;

    3. violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil or criminal liability;

    4. is fraudulent, false, misleading, deceptive, untruthful or inaccurate;

    5. is defamatory or libellous;

    6. is offensive, profane, contains or depicts pornography that is in breach of applicable laws and regulations;

    7. promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment, abuse or harm against any individual or group;

    8. is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any other person;

    9. promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances in breach of applicable laws and regulations

  2. Send any unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, email, junk mail, spam, chain letters or other form of solicitation;

  3. Use, display, mirror or frame any Service or any individual element within a Service, the Paperless-Home name, the name of any Service, any Paperless-Home trademark or trademark of any Service, logo or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page, without Paperless-Home’s express written consent;
  4. Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of any Service, Paperless-Home’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Paperless-Home or our providers;
  5. Attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any Service or Paperless-Home’s network, or breach any of Paperless-Home’s security or authentication measures;
  6. Attempt to or make use of any Service in a way that places excessive burdens on the network & systems or interferes with our ability to provide services to other customers, including, but not limited to, the repeated use of a Hosted Service for, at Paperless-Home’s sole and unfettered discretion, an excessive amount of time on average per day;
  7. Avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by Paperless-Home or any of our providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Services or data stored on our Services (including Content);
  8. Attempt to access or search any Service, or download without authorization data (including Content) from any Service through the use of any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism (including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools or the like) other than the Software and/or search agents provided by Paperless-Home or by other generally available third-party web browsers;
  9. Use any meta tags, hidden text or metadata utilizing a Paperless-Home or Service trademark, logo, URL, or product name without Paperless-Home’s express written consent;
  10. Use any Service or the Content for any commercial purpose or the benefit of any third party or in any manner not permitted by this Agreement;
  11. Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email, http request or newsgroup posting, or in any way use any Service to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;
  12. Except as authorized, attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software or systems used to provide the Services;
  13. Interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing Paperless-Home or the Services;
  14. Collect or store any personal data from the Services or Paperless-Home, or from other users of our Services, for any reason whatsoever, including anyone’s identification documents or sensitive financial information;
  15. Impersonate any person or entity, or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity, including any of Paperless-Home’s employees or representatives;
  16. Violate any applicable law or regulation;
  17. Carry out any act that is otherwise inappropriate as determined by Paperless-Home in its sole and unfettered discretion; or
  18. Encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing.

2.3 Reserved Rights

Without prejudice to any other rights that Paperless-Home may have at law or in equity, Paperless-Home has the right (though not the obligation) to, in its sole and unfettered discretion:

  1. Refuse or remove any Content (including Your Content) that, in Paperless-Home’s opinion, violates any Paperless-Home policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable;
  2. Remove or disable your access to the Services if, in Paperless-Home’s opinion, you have violated the terms of this Agreement, or harm has or will be done to Paperless-Home or the Services;
  3. Investigate and prosecute any violations of the prohibited actions at clause 2.2 (Prohibitions) above to the fullest extent of applicable law;
  4. At any time, involve and cooperate with enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who violate the terms of this Agreement;
  5. Cancel unconfirmed accounts or accounts that have been inactive for a long time;
  6. Modify or discontinue the Services;
  7. Disclose your identity to any third party claiming that Your Content constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their rights to privacy, on reasonable grounds;
  8. Terminate or deny access to and use of the Services to any individual or entity at any time and for any reason.

Paperless-Home will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

Paperless-Home shall have no obligation to monitor your access to or use of the Services or Content, or to review or edit any Content. However, we shall have the right to review, edit, delay, or remove Your Content for the purpose of operating the Services, to ensure your compliance with the terms of this Agreement, or to comply with the law or the order or requirement of a court, administrative agency or other governmental body.

3. Payment and Renewal

3.1. General Terms

Optional paid services such as extra storage are available as "Plan" bundles on the Website (any such service bundle, a "Plan"). By selecting a Plan you agree to pay Paperless-Home the monthly or annual subscription fees indicated for that service. Payments will be charged on a pre-pay basis on the day you sign up for a Plan and will cover the use of that service for a monthly or annual subscription period as indicated. Plan fees are not refundable.

3.2. Automatic Renewal

Unless you notify Paperless-Home before the end of the applicable subscription period that you want to cancel a Plan, your Plan subscription will automatically renew and you authorize us to collect the then-applicable annual or monthly subscription fee for such Plan (as well as any taxes) using any credit card or other payment mechanism we have on record for you. Plans can be cancelled at any time in your account on paperless-home.com.

3.3 Refund Policy

Unless indicated otherwise at the explicit discretion of Paperless-Home, all sales are final and no refunds are provided for any products or services provided.

4. Responsibility of your Paperless' Visitors

Paperless-Home does not and cannot review or scan all of the documents saved or made available through our Services, and cannot therefore be responsible for that documents. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive files.

Your Paperless may contain Content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as Content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. Your Paperless 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. Paperless-Home disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of your Paperless, or from any downloading, copying or use by those visitors of Content there saved or shared. The views expressed by other users on our Website or through our Services do not represent our views or values.

5. Content Posted on Other Websites

We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through third party websites and webpages to which paperless-home.com links, or that link to paperless-home.com. Paperless-Home does not have any control over third party websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or use. By linking to a third party website or webpage, Paperless-Home does not represent, warrant, guarantee, or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Paperless-Home disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your access or use of third party websites and webpages.

As Paperless-Home 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 paperless-home.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Paperless-Home via our contact page. Paperless-Home will respond to all valid notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. Paperless-Home will terminate a user's access to and use of our Services if the user is determined, at Paperless-Home’s sole and unfettered discretion, to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Paperless-Home or others.

7. Changes

Paperless-Home reserves the right, at its sole and unfettered discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to your Paperless following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. Paperless-Home may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through your Paperless (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

8. Termination

Paperless-Home may terminate your access to all or any part of your Paperless at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your paperless-home.com account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website and our Services. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions including ownership of intellectual property rights, warranty disclaimers, indemnities and limitations of liability.

9. Disclaimers

The Services are provided "as is". Paperless-Home and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all representations and warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Paperless-Home nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Services will be accurate, error free, or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you use, download from, or otherwise obtain benefits through, the Services at your own discretion and risk.

10. Limitation of Liability

In no event will Paperless-Home, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this Agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; or (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data. Paperless-Home shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond its reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

Without prejudice to the above and to the extent permitted by law, in the event that Paperless-Home is found to be liable to you in any way, such liability will be limited to the amount of fees paid by you to Paperless-Home under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action.

11. General Representation and Warranty

You represent and warrant that (i) your use of your Paperless will be in strict accordance with this Agreement, including the Paperless-Home Privacy Policy, 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 data exported from your country of residence) and (ii) your use of the Services will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

12. Indemnification

You hereby agree to indemnify Paperless-Home and its contractors, licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents, against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses (including but not limited to any direct, indirect or consequential losses, loss of profit, loss of reputation and all interest, penalties and legal costs (calculated on a full indemnity basis) and all other professional costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by Paperless-Home arising out of or in connection with any breach of the warranties contained in this Agreement, your breach or negligent performance or non-performance of this Agreement, the enforcement of this Agreement, and any claim made against Paperless-Home (including but not limited to actual or alleged infringement of a third party's intellectual property rights) arising out of or in connection with your Content.

13. Miscellaneous

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Paperless-Home and you concerning the subject matter hereof. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the remaining terms and provisions shall not be affected by such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability, and shall remain in full force and effect, and such invalid, illegal, or unenforceable term or provision shall be deemed not to be part of these terms. The failure of either party to enforce at any time a term or condition of this Agreement shall in no way be interpreted as a waiver of such term or condition, or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that agrees to the terms of this Agreement in writing; Paperless-Home may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.