Last modified February 27, 2015
Welcome to Prion!
You may use our Services only as permitted by law, including applicable export and re-export control laws and regulations. We may suspend or stop providing our Services to you if we suspect that you do not comply with our terms or policies.
You must be at least 13 years old to use the Service.
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.
In connection with your use of the Services, we may send you service announcements, administrative messages, and other information. You may opt out of some of those communications.
Some of our Services are available on mobile devices. Do not use such Services in a way that distracts you and prevents you from obeying traffic or safety laws.
We reserve the right in our sole discretion and without notice to you (1) to refuse to post any User Content, and (2) to delete or move User Content or have links removed. You may not use or allow others to use your Prion account to:
Post or transmit any content that is abusive, vulgar, obscene, hateful, fraudulent, threatening, harassing, defamatory, and libelous or which discloses private or personal matters concerning any person;
Post or transmit any material that you don't have the right to transmit under law (such as third-party copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, securities, or other proprietary rights) or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as nondisclosure agreements);
Post, transmit, or link to sexually explicit material or other material that is hateful or incites violence;
Impersonate any person, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
Intentionally violate any other applicable law or regulation while accessing and using the Service;
Deliberately disrupt discussions with repetitive messages, meaningless messages, or "spam";
Post or transmit any file that contains viruses, malicious code, corrupted files, "Trojan Horses," or any other contaminating or destructive features that may damage someone else's computer or mobile device.
You acknowledge and agree that any statements, actions or opinions expressed in User Content are those of the User posting such content, and do not necessarily represent the view or opinions of Prion.
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. We reserve the right to refuse, delete, or move any User Content if in our sole discretion it is inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, obscene, hateful, fraudulent, threatening, harassing, defamatory, libelous or is otherwise in violation of these Terms. We reserve the right to block any User who violates these Terms from posting User Content to the Service.
We reserve the right to refuse access to the Service to anyone for any reason at any time.
We reserve the right to force forfeiture of any username for any reason.
Our Services display some content that is not Prion’s. This content is the sole responsibility of the entity that makes it available. You agree to indemnify Prion and hold us harmless from any actions, claims, proceedings, or liabilities arising out of your violation of the Agreements. You are responsible for all statements made and acts that occur through the use of your user account.
If notified by a User that specific User Content does not conform to the Agreements, Prion may investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of the User Content. Prion has no liability or responsibility to Users for performance or nonperformance of such actions.
We reserve the right to modify or terminate the Service or your access to the Service for any reason, without notice, at any time, and without liability to you. If we terminate your access to the Service those materials and data you posted may persist and appear within the Service.
If you choose to leave a hashtag without deleting your content, this data will still be available to other members in the hashtag.
The admin of a hashtag has the right to remove content posted in that hashtag. The admin also has the right to remove a member from the hashtag at any time for any reason.
You agree that you are responsible for all data charges you incur through use of the Service.
You must not create or submit unwanted email, comments or other forms of commercial or harassing communications (a/k/a "spam") to any Prion users.
You must not interfere or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, including by transmitting any worms, viruses, spyware, malware or any other code of a destructive or disruptive nature. You may not inject content or code or otherwise alter or interfere with the way any Prion page is rendered or displayed in a user's browser or device.
We prohibit crawling, scraping, caching or otherwise accessing any content on the Service via automated means, including but not limited to, user profiles and photos (except as may be the result of standard search engine protocols or technologies used by a search engine with Prion's express consent).
You must not create accounts with the Service through unauthorized means, including but not limited to, by using an automated device, script, bot, spider, crawler or scraper.
When register for the Service by creating an account, you agree to provide accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as prompted by the appropriate registration form. You acknowledge that, if any information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, we reserve the right to terminate the Agreements and your use of the Service. You also agree to update your information as necessary to maintain its truth and accuracy at all times. We may refuse to grant you an account with a name that impersonates someone else, is or may be illegal, is or may be protected by trademark or other proprietary rights law, is vulgar or otherwise offensive, or may cause confusion, as determined by us in our sole discretion.
You are responsible for keeping your password confidential to protect your Prion Account. Try not to reuse your Prion Account password on third-party applications. If you learn of any unauthorized use of your password or Prion Account please reset it so nobody else can access your account.
You are responsible for the activity that happens on or through your Prion Account and you agree you will not sell, license, transfer or assign your account, username, or any account rights. With the exception of people or businesses that are expressly authorized to create accounts on behalf of their employers or clients, Prion prohibits the creation of and you agree that you will not create an account for anyone other than yourself.
You agree that you will not solicit, collect or use the login credentials of other Prion users.
Prion’s privacy policies explain how we treat your personal data and protect your privacy when you use our Services. By using our Services, you agree that Prion can use such data in accordance with our privacy policies. 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. In short, what belongs to you stays yours (including your photos that you upload to Prion). However, in order for Prion to provide its Service, Prion must have certain rights to use and to share your User Content.
Accordingly, you hereby grant Prion a world-wide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display and otherwise fully exploit your User Content, as well as your name, images and biographical information, to provide the Service and for any other purpose expressly permitted by the Agreements. In addition, you also hereby grant each user of the Service a non-exclusive license to access or receive your User Content through or from the Service, and to use, edit, modify, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform such User Content. Make sure you have the necessary rights to grant us this license for any content that you submit to our Services.
If you submit feedback or suggestions about our Services, we may use your feedback or suggestions without obligation to you.
When a Service requires or includes downloadable software, this software may update automatically on your device once a new version or feature is available. Some Services may let you adjust your automatic update settings.
You may not copy, modify, change, adapt, distribute, sell, or lease any part of our Services or included software, nor may you reverse engineer or attempt to extract the source code of that software, unless laws prohibit those restrictions or you have our written permission. Nor may you change, modify or alter another service so as to falsely imply that it is associated with the Service or Prion.
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.
You can stop using our Services at any time, although we’ll be sorry to see you go. Prion may also stop providing Services to you, or add or create new limits to our Services at any time.
We believe that you own your data and preserving your access to such data is important. If we discontinue a Service, where reasonably possible, we will give you reasonable advance notice and a chance to get information out of that Service.
THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, PRION CONTENT, IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE" AND "WITH ALL FAULTS" BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, NEITHER PRION NOR ITS PARENT COMPANY NOR ANY OF THEIR EMPLOYEES, MANAGERS, OFFICERS OR AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, THE "PRION PARTIES") MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO: (A) THE SERVICE; (B) THE PRION CONTENT; (C) USER CONTENT; OR (D) SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO PRION OR VIA THE SERVICE. IN ADDITION, THE PRION PARTIES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, CUSTOM, TRADE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS.
BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICE YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOUR ACTIVITIES ARE LAWFUL IN EVERY JURISDICTION WHERE YOU ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE.
THE PRION PARTIES DO NOT ENDORSE CONTENT AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE (WHETHER ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE), INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY OR OTHER CAUSE OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER BASED UPON OR RESULTING FROM ANY CONTENT.
Limitation of Liability; Waiver
THE PRION PARTIES, WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, ECONOMIC, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSSES OR DAMAGES) THAT ARE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO: THE SERVICE, USER CONTENT, THE PRION CONTENT, YOUR USE OF, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICE, ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH AN INVESTIGATION BY THE PRION PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES REGARDING YOUR OR ANY OTHER PARTY'S USE OF THE SERVICE, ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH COPYRIGHT OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERS, ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE SERVICE'S OPERATION, ANY DAMAGE TO ANY USER'S COMPUTER, MOBILE DEVICE, OR OTHER EQUIPMENT OR TECHNOLOGY INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGE FROM ANY SECURITY BREACH OR FROM ANY VIRUS, BUGS, TAMPERING, FRAUD, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER LINE OR NETWORK FAILURE OR ANY OTHER TECHNICAL OR OTHER MALFUNCTION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, WORK STOPPAGE, ACCURACY OF RESULTS, OR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE OR EVEN IF THE PRION PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WHETHER CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY NEGLIGENCE, ACTS OF GOD, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, OR THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF THE SERVICE). IN NO EVENT WILL THE PRION PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT WILL THE PRION PARTIES TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES OR CAUSES OR ACTION EXCEEDS NINETY-NINE UNITED STATES DOLLARS ($99.00).
YOU AGREE THAT IN THE EVENT YOU INCUR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURIES THAT ARISE OUT OF PRION'S ACTS OR OMISSIONS, THE DAMAGES, IF ANY, CAUSED TO YOU ARE NOT IRREPARABLE OR SUFFICIENT TO ENTITLE YOU TO AN INJUNCTION PREVENTING ANY EXPLOITATION OF ANY WEB SITE, SERVICE, PROPERTY, PRODUCT OR OTHER CONTENT OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY THE PRION PARTIES, AND YOU WILL HAVE NO RIGHTS TO ENJOIN OR RESTRAIN THE DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, ADVERTISING, EXHIBITION OR EXPLOITATION OF ANY WEB SITE, PROPERTY, PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR OTHER CONTENT OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY THE PRION PARTIES.
BY ACCESSING THE SERVICE, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MAY BE WAIVING RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CLAIMS THAT ARE AT THIS TIME UNKNOWN OR UNSUSPECTED, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH WAIVER, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE, THE BENEFITS OF SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF CALIFORNIA, AND ANY SIMILAR LAW OF ANY STATE OR TERRITORY, WHICH PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS: "A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR."
PRION 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.
If you are using our Services on behalf of a business, that business accepts these terms. It will hold harmless and indemnify Prion and its affiliates, officers, agents, and employees from any claim, suit or action arising from or related to the use of the Services or violation of these terms, including any liability or expense arising from claims, losses, damages, suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys’ fees.
Time Limitation on Claims
You agree that any claim you may have arising out of or related to your relationship with Prion must be filed within one year after such claim arose; otherwise, your claim is permanently barred.
We may modify these terms or any additional terms that apply to a Service to, for example, reflect changes to the law or changes to our Services. You should look at the terms regularly.
You agree that we may notify you of the Updated Terms by posting them on the Service, and that your use of the Service after the effective date of the Updated Terms (or engaging in such other conduct as we may reasonably specify) constitutes your agreement to the Updated Terms.
Unless we make a change for legal or administrative reasons, we will provide reasonable advance notice before the Updated Terms become effective. However, changes addressing new functions for a Service or changes made for legal reasons will be effective immediately. If you do not agree to the modified terms for a Service, you should discontinue your use of that Service.
If there is a conflict between these terms and the additional terms, the additional terms will control for that conflict.
These terms control the relationship between Prion and you. They do not create any third party beneficiary rights.
If you do not comply with these terms, and we don’t take action right away, this doesn’t mean that we are giving up any rights that we may have (such as taking action in the future).
If it turns out that a particular term is not enforceable, this will not affect any other terms.
The laws of Sweden will apply to any disputes arising out of or relating to these terms or the Services. All claims arising out of or relating to these terms or the Services will be litigated exclusively in the state courts of Stockholm, Sweden, and you and Prion consent to personal jurisdiction in those courts.