Terms of Service
Thank you for using Waldo.
Waldo is a research service company operated by Curiosities, Inc. (“Waldo", “we”, “us” and/or “our”). Our services, and information about our company, are accessed by our users (“you”, “your”) through our website www.waldo.fyi and related software (the “Site” or the “Application”, and together with the related services, the “Services”).
These Terms of Service (“Terms”) govern your access to and use of the Services, so please read them carefully before using the Services. Your access and use of the Services constitutes your agreement to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, you may not access or use the Services. As our business grows and we add new functionality to the Services, we may revise these Terms periodically. If we do, we will post the changes here and will indicate at the top of this page the date these Terms were last revised. Your continued use of the Services after any changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms.
In order to access or use the Services, you may be required to provide current, accurate, identification, contact and other information. You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy and completeness of this information and also for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password. We encourage you to use "strong" passwords (passwords that use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols) with your account. You will be fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account, including activities of others to whom you have provided your username or password, so please notify Waldo immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security.
You may use the Services only if you can form a binding contract with Waldo and are not a person barred from receiving the Services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. If you are accepting these Terms and using the Services on behalf of a company, organization, government, or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so. You may use the Services only in compliance with these Terms and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations.
The Services may include advertisements, which may be targeted to the information on the Services, queries made through the Services, patterns and behavior, or other information. The types and extent of advertising by Waldo on the Services are subject to change. In consideration for Waldo granting you access to and use of the Services, you agree that Waldo and its third party providers and partners may place such advertising on the Services.
The Services may change over time as we add more features. We may modify, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services (or a part of the Services) from time to time without prior notice to you. We also retain the right to create limits on use and storage at our sole discretion at any time without prior notice to you. Please backup your data as Waldo has no responsibility for the deletion or failure to store any data or other content maintained or transmitted by the Services. Waldo reserves the right to terminate accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time.
You must be 13 years of age to use the Services, with or without registering.
You acknowledge and agree that we may use data capture, analysis and other similar tools to track, extract, compile, aggregate and analyze any data or information resulting from use of the Services. If you object to any of the foregoing, your sole recourse is to stop using the Services.
You agree to not use the Services to post or transmit any content that is unlawful, threatening, contains software viruses or in a way that, in the sole judgment of Waldo, restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Services, or which may expose Waldo or its users to any harm or liability of any type. You also agree to provide accurate, up-to-date information.
Intellectual Property Rights
The Services contain content (“Services Content”) that is protected by copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by Waldo or these Terms, you agree not to modify, copy, frame, scrape, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Services or the Services Content, in whole or in part. You are not permitted to use any data mining, robots, scraping or similar data gathering or extraction methods. Any use of the Services or the Services Content other than as authorized by these Terms is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted here. The technology and software underlying the Services is the property of Waldo, our affiliates and our partners (the “Software”). You agree not to reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code version of the Software. We reserve all right, title and interest in and to the Software and Services Content, except for the limited rights expressly granted in these Terms.
The Waldo and Curiosities names and logos are trademarks and service marks of Waldo (collectively the “Waldo Trademarks”). Other company, product, and service names and logos used and displayed via the Services may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners who may or may not endorse or be affiliated with or connected to Waldo. You may not use any of Waldo Trademarks without our prior written permission.
If you are eligible to use the Services, you are granted a limited license to access and use the Services and the Services Content, provided that you keep all copyright or other proprietary notices intact. Provided you comply with the provisions of these Terms, you do not need pre-approval to quote Services Content, provided, however, that the following disclaimer must be included in any quote, excerpt, graphic or copy of the Services Content, in a format that is prominent, legible and can be readily viewed by the reader thereof:
All statements herein attributable to Waldo (waldo.fyi) (Waldo”) represent [Enter User’s Name] interpretation of data, research or viewpoints published as part of a paid service by Waldo, and have not been reviewed by Waldo. Each Waldo publication speaks as of its original publication date (and not as of the date of this [_______]).
Quotes, excerpts, graphics and copies must be attributed to research published on the Site, with a hyperlink to the source of such quote, excerpt, graphic or copy on the Site. Quotes found in media or third-party sources are not allowed. All excerpts must be lifted verbatim, in their entirety, without paraphrasing, and appear accurately with all relevant context. Waldo research may not be used to endorse a vendor, product or service, or to criticize a vendor's competitor. Only quote from published research that is less than 12 months old. Quotes, excerpts, graphics and copies may contain no more than the greater of one paragraph of Services Content or 150 words.
While "Waldo" may appear in the title/sub-title of your press release, newsletter or email subject line, you may not use these phrases in your title or subject line: "Waldo Says" or "According to Waldo" or any text that implies Waldo is providing an endorsement.
You are solely responsible for the content and other materials you upload, publish, post or otherwise transmit on or through the Services, including text notes, photos, labels, and page tags (collectively, “User Content”). You may not post any content that you did not create or that you do not own. By posting User Content you hereby grant and will grant Waldo and its affiliated companies a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty free, fully paid up, transferable, sublicenseable, perpetual, irrevocable license to copy, display, transmit, distribute, store, modify and otherwise use your User Content in connection with the operation, advertising or marketing of the Service, in any form now known or later developed.
We always welcome your comments, questions, suggestions and feedback about the Site or the Services (“Submissions”). But be aware that any comments or suggestions you make to Waldo are non-confidential and become the property of Waldo, which will be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these Submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.
Waldo will not be liable for any content posted by third parties or at the direction of users; you must evaluate the accuracy and usefulness of this content. Waldo does not pre-screen third-party content, but Waldo and its designees will have the right (but not the obligation) to refuse or remove any content that is available via the Services, including the right to remove any content that violates the Terms or is deemed by Waldo to be objectionable.
Waldo respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. Waldo will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable intellectual property laws with respect to any alleged or actual infringement. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information:
Waldo's Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:
In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, Waldo has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at Waldo's sole discretion, members who are deemed to be repeat infringers. Waldo may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Services and/or terminate the memberships of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
Third Party Links and Content
The Services may provide, or third parties may provide, links or otherwise direct users to sites and resources on the Internet. Waldo has no control over such sites and resources and Waldo is not responsible for and does not endorse such sites and resources. Waldo will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, events, goods or services available on or through such site or resource.
By using the Services you agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Waldo and its subsidiaries and affiliates (the “Waldo Entities”) from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, actions of any kind and injury (including death) arising out of or relating to the Services or any act or omission by any person, including without limitation, any dispute between you and any other person or regarding any content posted on the Site. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code §1542, which says: “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.” This release includes, without limitation, any claim resulting from delay and the criminal acts of others.
You agree to indemnify and hold Waldo and the Waldo Entities harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of or relating to the Services, including without limitation, any content posted to or transmitted through the Services, or publicly distributed on the web, your use of the Services, your connection to the Services, your violation of the Terms or your violation of any rights of another.
Disclaimer of Warranties
Waldo is an online service and research tool used for educational purposes only. Any services, content or information provided by Waldo is provided on an "as is" basis and should not be relied upon as medical, legal, financial, technical, or any other professional advice or expertise. Waldo will not provide you with any legal, financial, medical or other professional advice or services.
Any information obtained from Waldo or any of our individual researchers is intended to provide a basic foundation for knowledge and a starting point for additional in-depth research. Our researchers are researchers only and are not substitutes for professional advisors of any kind. Any conclusions drawn from the relied-upon sources are to summarize the sources for expedient, generalized answers to your questions and research requests.
In addition, we make no representations or warranties about the accuracy, completeness, quality, authenticity, timeliness, or relevancy of the sources relied upon by our researchers. It is your responsibility to determine whether, how and to what extent your intended use of the information provided by Waldo will be possible in the areas of the world and the individual situations in which you intend to use them. Before acting on any information provided by Waldo, you should consider obtaining additional information and professional advice from professionally licensed individuals who are familiar with your local or individual circumstances.
Limitations of Liability
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WALDO AND THE WALDO ENTITIES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF WALDO HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, RESULTING FROM: (I) THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES; (II) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; OR (III) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICES. IN NO EVENT WILL WALDO'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES OR CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100).
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICES OR WITH THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICES.
You agree that Waldo, in its sole discretion, may suspend or terminate your account (or any part thereof) or use of the Services and remove and discard any content within the Services, for any reason. If we suspect fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity, we may refer content or accounts to law enforcement authorities. Waldo will not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Services.