Terms of Service

This document is adapted from Automattic/legalmattic for the purpose of fiends.io, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. Parts of it has been adapted from Basecamp open-source policies, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution license.

Warning: heavy legalese ahead.

Last updated: 2021-03-18.

The Gist

We (the fiends.io guy) want to make it easier to find great metal reviews. We hope you love our search engine as much as we love creating and using it. These Terms of Service ("Terms") describe our commitments to you, and your rights and responsibilities when using our services. Please read them carefully and reach out to us if you have any questions. If you don’t agree to these Terms, don’t use our services. We’ve adapted these Terms from the Automattic and Bascamp Terms of Service, both available under a Creative Commons license, which means that you’re more than welcome to copy them, adapt them, and repurpose them for your own use. Just make sure to revise them so that your Terms of Service reflect your actual practices. You can grab a copy of these Terms and other legal documents on GitHub (see links above).

Terms of Service

These Terms govern your access to and use of the products and services we provide through fiends.io ("Services"). These Terms also govern visitors’ access to and use of the fiends.io website. Please read these Terms carefully before accessing or using our Services. By accessing or using any part of our Services, you agree to be bound by all of the Terms and all other operating rules, policies, and procedures that we may publish via the Services from time to time (collectively, the "Agreement"). You also agree that we may automatically change, update, or add on to our Services, and this Agreement will apply to any changes.

Who's Who

"You" means any individual or entity using our Services. If you use our Services on behalf of another person or entity, you represent and warrant that you’re authorized to accept the Agreement on that person’s or entity’s behalf, that by using using our Services you're accepting the Agreement on behalf of that person or entity, and that if you, or that person or entity, violates the Agreement, you and that person or entity agree to be responsible to us. "We" means Martin Angers.

Minimum Age Requirements

Our Services are not directed to children. Some content may be deemed offensive or inappropriate for children. Parental guidance is advised. You may use our Services only if you can legally form a binding contract with us. In other words, if you’re under 18 years of age (or the legal age of majority where you live), you can only use our Services under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who agrees to the Agreement.

Responsibility of Visitors and Users

We haven’t reviewed, and can’t review, all of the content (like text, photo, video, and other materials) posted to or made available through our Services by users, reviewers or anyone else ("Content") or on websites that link to, or are linked from, our Services. We’re not responsible for any use or effects of Content or third-party websites. So, for example:

  • We don’t have any control over third-party websites.
  • A link to or from one of our Services does not represent or imply that we endorse any third-party website.
  • We don’t endorse any Content or represent that Content is accurate, useful, or not harmful. Content could be offensive, indecent, or objectionable; include technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, or other errors; or violate or infringe the privacy, publicity rights, intellectual property rights, or other proprietary rights of third parties.
  • We aren’t responsible for any harm resulting from anyone’s access, use, purchase, or downloading of Content, or for any harm resulting from third-party websites. You’re responsible for taking the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content.
  • We are not a party to, and will have no responsibility or liability for, any communications, transactions, interactions, or disputes between you and the provider of any Content.
Please note that additional third-party terms and conditions may apply to Content you visit through the search results or via other links from our Services.

Feedback

We don't care so much about hearing from you but we are always looking to improve our Services. When you share comments, ideas, or feedback with us, you agree that we're free to use them without any restriction or compensation to you.

General Representation and Warranty

Our mission is to make it easy and fun to find great metal reviews, and our Services are designed to help you do that. We encourage you to explore freely, subject to a few requirements. In particular, you represent and warrant that your use of our Services:

  • Will be in strict accordance with the Agreement;
  • Will comply with all applicable laws and regulations;
  • Will not be for any unlawful purposes, to publish illegal content, or in furtherance of illegal activities;
  • Will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of fiends.io or any third party;
  • Will not overburden or interfere with our systems or impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure, as determined by us in our sole discretion;
  • Will not disclose the personal information of others;
  • Will not be used to send spam or bulk unsolicited messages;
  • Will not interfere with, disrupt, or attack any service or network;
  • Will not be used to create, distribute, or enable material that is, facilitates, or operates in conjunction with, malware, spyware, adware, or other malicious programs or code;
  • Will not involve reverse engineering, decompiling, disassembling, deciphering, or otherwise attempting to derive the source code for the Services or any related technology that is not open source; and
  • Will not involve renting, leasing, loaning, selling, or reselling the Services or related data without our consent.

Intellectual Property

The Agreement doesn’t transfer any fiends.io or third-party intellectual property to you, and all right, title, and interest in and to such property remains solely with the copyright owner. Trademarks, service marks, graphics, and logos used in connection with our Services may be the trademarks of other third parties. Using our Services doesn’t grant you any right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any fiends.io or third-party trademarks.

Third-Party Services

While using the Services, you may enable, use, or otherwise view content developed by a third party ("Third-Party Services"). If you use any Third-Party Services, you understand that:

  • Third-Party Services aren’t vetted, endorsed, or controlled by fiends.io.
  • Any use of a Third-Party Service is at your own risk, and we won’t be responsible or liable to anyone for Third-Party Services.
  • Your use is solely between you and the respective third party ("Third Party") and is governed by the Third Party’s terms and policies.
  • If you have questions or concerns about how a Third-Party Service operates or need support, contact the Third Party directly.

Changes

We may update, change, or discontinue any aspect of our Services at any time. Since we’re constantly updating our Services, we sometimes have to change the legal terms under which they’re offered. We’ll let you know when there are changes: we’ll post them here and update the "Last Updated" date. Your continued use of our Services after the new terms take effect will be subject to the new terms, so if you disagree with the changes in the new terms, you should stop using our Services.

Disclaimers

Our Services are provided "as is." We hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. We do not make any warranty that our Services will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, our Services at your own discretion and risk.

Liability

You expressly understand and agree that We shall not be liable, in law or in equity, to you or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, lost profits, special, consequential, punitive or exemplary damages, including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if We have been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to use the Services; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through or from the Services; (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the service; (v) or any other matter relating to this Terms of Service or the Services, whether as a breach of contract, tort (including negligence whether active or passive), or any other theory of liability.

Miscellaneous

The Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between fiends.io and you concerning our Services. If any part of the Agreement is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part is severable from the Agreement, and does not affect the validity or enforceability of the rest of the Agreement. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of the Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. We may assign its rights under the Agreement without condition. You may only assign your rights under the Agreement with our prior written consent.