Terms & Conditions
CAREFULLY READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT BEFORE YOU CHECK THE BOX INDICATING THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS. BY CHECKING THE BOX OR USING THE WEBSITE IN ANY MANNER, YOU ARE AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY AND ARE BECOMING A PARTY TO THIS AGREEMENT. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT IN THE FUTURE AND ANY CHANGES WILL APPLY TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AFTER THE DATE OF SUCH CHANGE.
1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS; LEGAL COMPLIANCE
2. OPEN SOURCE ELEMENTS SUBJECT TO GNU (VERSION 3) LICENSE
Except for Materials and Services requiring registration of an Account on the Site, software and services on the Site which do not require registration or an Account are provided for free as open source software, which shall be governed by GNU General Public License (Version 3) to the extent that those terms conflict with the terms of this Agreement. The GNU License is accessible at: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.en.html.
3. MODIFICATION; AMENDMENTS
4. AGREEMENT TO COMPLY WITH APPLICABLE LAW
In using the Directus Materials or Services, you agree to comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Site, the Materials or Services.
5. ACCOUNT REGISTRATION
As a condition to your use of the Materials and Services provided by Directus you will be required to register for a user account (an “Account”) on the Site, following the account registration directions provided on the Site. There is no fee for merely maintaining a Directus Account.
By using the Site and/or setting up an Account you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving our Materials and Services under applicable laws. You also agree:
- that you will supply only complete and accurate information in registering for an Account;
- that you are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your Account, that you will keep your Account password secure at all times, and that we will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your Account; and
- that if your Account has been compromised for any reason, you will immediately notify us of the security breach or unauthorized use of your Account.
6. DATABASE INSTANCES; SERVICE PLANS
After you have registered for a user Account, you will be able to purchase service plans for a single or multiple database instances (each database instance, an “Instance” and collectively, “Instances”). You may subscribe for a single Instance or for multiple Instances, and each Instance is treated separately for subscription and termination purposes. For each Instance you will be required to select your service plan and make applicable payments, as directed on the Site. Directus offers several service plans for each Instance, with varying monthly subscription fees, as described in more detail on the Site.
When you subscribe for an Instance or Instances, you will be required to provide us with billing and account information for credit card, debit or other payment systems (each a “Payment Source”) for which you are authorized to approve charges. You authorize us to automatically and immediately bill the Payment Source when payments for subscription plans are due. The billing of all subscription service plans is made on a pre-paid basis. Each Instance subscribed for will have its own billing cycle and will be invoiced separately. Unless expressly provided otherwise on the Site, all payments and amounts are in United States Dollars.
We may amend and make changes to our service plans and to corresponding subscription fees at any time upon notice to you, and such changes shall take effects at the commencement of the next billing cycle for the subscription of each Instance unless you such Instance(s) prior to the next corresponding billing cycle. If applicable, we will charge you sales tax in addition to our subscription fee for each subscribed Instance, as required by law.
By selecting a particular plan, you represent to Directus that your proposed use for such Instance falls within the parameters described under your selected service plan. For example, if a selected plan is limited to 3 users, you agree that only 3 users will make use of the subscribed Instance, and you agree to upgrade your plan if additional users are added.
7. FREE TRIALS
For some of our service plans we may offer users a free trial period. Such free trials are provided at our sole discretion and we may discontinue such offering at any time without notice to you. To utilize a free trial, you will be required to register for an Account, in the same manner as is required for all other subscriptions. You will also be required to provide payment information. Unless provided otherwise on the Site, the trial period is 14 days. If you fail to terminate the subscription for the particular Instance prior to the expiration of the 14-day period we will, and you authorize us to, automatically charge your Payment Source the monthly subscription fee for the selected service plan/Instance(s). Unless you terminate the subscription, the subscription for the Instance(s) will automatically renew on a monthly basis (pursuant to Section 6 below) and you will be charged automatically upon each renewal.
8. AUTOMATIC RENEWALS
Directus offers monthly subscriptions and may also offer annual subscriptions. Unless terminated pursuant to this Agreement, the subscription term for each Instance will renew automatically at the end of the paid-for term for the same period as the original subscription term for the particular Instance. For example, if you subscribe for one Instance on a monthly subscription, then, unless terminated, the subscription for that Instance will renew automatically for additional month-long periods at the end of each successive month.
9. CANCELLATION OF INSTANCES; TERMINATION OF ACCOUNT
You may, at any time, terminate any of Instances for which you subscribed by going to the “Instance Dashboard” and selecting “Destroy Instance,” thereby discontinuing any future automatic renewal for that particular Instance. Because each Instance is a stand-alone subscription, you may terminate some or all of your Instance subscriptions in this manner. No refunds will be made for unused portions of subscription periods.
You may also terminate your entire Account by making the appropriate selection on your Account dashboard. Deleting an Account has the effect of deleting all Instances under the Account. No refunds will be made for unused portions of subscription periods.
10. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY; LIMITED LICENSE
In addition to the Materials and Services offered by us, this Site, or our sponsors/affiliates, may make available materials, links, information, products and/or services provided by third parties (collectively, the “Third Party Products and Services”). The Third Party Products and Services are governed by separate agreements that accompany such products or services. We offer no guarantees and assume no responsibility or liability of any type with respect to the Third Party Products and Services. You agree that you will not hold us responsible or liable with respect to the Third Party Products and Services or seek to do so, even if we promote and/or recommend particular goods or services.
We grant you a limited non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and make personal use of the Site, Materials and Services and not to download or modify it, as part or as a whole. This license does not grant you the right to resell or otherwise commercialize the Site, Materials or Services. We may terminate your license at any time and for any reason upon notice to you.
11. TRADEMARK INFORMATION
The trademarks, logos, and service marks, including the “Directus” trademark (the “Marks”) displayed on this Site are the property of Directus or other third parties. You are not permitted to use the Marks without the prior written consent of Directus or such third party that may own the Mark.
12. PROHIBITED USE OF THE WEBSITE
You may not access or use the Site, Materials or Services for any other purpose other than that for which we make it available. In using the Site, including all Services and Materials available through it, you agree to not engage in any prohibited activities. A prohibited activity includes, but is not limited to:
- criminal or tortious activity, including fraud, harassment, stalking, spamming, or copyright or trademark infringement; and
- using the Site, Materials or Services in a manner inconsistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.
13. PROHIBITED CONTENT
You understand that you are entirely responsible for your data and content (collectively “content”) and any harm resulting from your content. When you upload any content you thereby represent and warrant that:
- the creation, distribution, transmission, public display and performance, accessing, downloading and copying of your content does not and will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights of any third party;
- you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to your content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to viewers any required terms;
- your content does not contain any viruses, malicious code or other harmful or destructive content;
- your content is not obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing or otherwise objectionable, libelous or slanderous, does not incite, encourage or threaten immediate physical harm against another, does not violate any applicable law, regulation, or rule, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
- your content does not contain material that solicits personal information from anyone under 18 or exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, and does not violate any applicable child pornography law or otherwise intended to protect the health or wellbeing of minors;
- your content does not violate any applicable law designed to regulate electronic advertising;
- your content does not constitute, contain, install or attempt to install or promote spyware, malware or other computer code designed to enable you or others to gather information about or monitor the online or other activities of another party on or through the Site;
- your content does not contain any defamatory material; and
14. PERSONAL INFORMATION AND PRIVACY
15. WARRANTIES AND DISCLAIMERS
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED OTHERWISE IN A WRITTEN AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND US, THIS SITE, AND ALL MATERIALS AND SERVICES ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THIS SITE, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR THE WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (I) THE SERVICES OR MATERIALS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (II) THE SERVICES AND MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, OR ERROR-FREE; (III) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR MATERIALS WILL BE EFFECTIVE, ACCURATE, OR RELIABLE; (IV) THE QUALITY OF ANY SERVICES OR MATERIALS OBTAINED OR ACCESSIBLE BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS; AND (V) ANY ERRORS IN THE SERVICES OR MATERIALS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, OR ANY DEFECTS IN THE SITE, ITS SERVICES OR MATERIALS, WILL BE CORRECTED.
The use of the Services or the downloading or other use of any Materials through the Site is done at your own discretion and risk and with your agreement that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system, loss of data, or other harm that results from such activities. We assume no liability for any computer virus or other similar software code that is downloaded to your computer from the Site or in connection with any Services or Materials offered through the Site.
16. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL DIRECTUS OR ITS OFFICERS, OWNERS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY UNDER ANY CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE OR UNDER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFIT DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND ANY OF THE MATERIALS OR SERVICES, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, OUR TOTAL LIABILITY FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU ACTUALLY PAID TO US IN SUBSCRIPTION FEES DURING THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE DATE ON WHICH THE CAUSE OF ACTION AROSE.
18. GOVERNING LAW, JURISDICTION AND ARBITRATION
This Agreement is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of New York. You accept and consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the courts in New York, New York. You and Directus agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the Site and any of our Services or Materials or related to this Agreement must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action arose; otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred. Any controversy or claim shall be litigated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. Notwithstanding anything else to the contrary in this Agreement, you shall only be allowed to raise an objection to a bill/charge within ninety days starting from the day of the charge. If the objection is not raised within that time, the charge is deemed accepted by you and you are thereafter permanently barred from initiating a cause of action based on such charge(s).
1. What information do we collect from you?
In order to better provide you with our services, we collect two types of information about our users: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Our primary goal in collecting information from you is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience while using our Site.
Personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are, such as (without limitation) your name, email address and payment information. For example, when you engage in certain activities on this Site, such as registering for an account on the Site to subscribe for Database Instances, we will ask you to provide certain personally identifiable information.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. We gather certain information about you based upon where you visit on our Site in several ways. This information is compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis. This information may include, for example (and without limitation), the Site’s Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) that you just came from, which URL you go to next, what browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address.
2. Where do we collect information from you and how do we use it?
We do not collect any Personally Identifiable Information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. You provide certain Personally Identifiable Information to us when you register for an account.
In addition, we may also collect, or our third party ad server and/or content server may collect, certain Non-Personally Identifiable Information. We use your IP address to diagnose problems with our servers, software, to administer our Site and to gather demographic information.
We may use Personally Identifiable Information to deliver information to you and to contact you regarding administrative notices, such as account status and billing.
3. With whom do we share your information?
We do not sell, trade, or rent your Personally Identifiable Information to others. We may utilize the services of third parties and provide some of our services through contractual arrangements with affiliates, services providers, partners and other third parties, and to facilitate such arrangements we reserve the right to share with such third parties Personally Identifiable Information, provided that such third party agree to not share the information. We and our service providers and partners use your Personally Identifiable Information to operate our Sites and to deliver products and services.
Occasionally we may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide Personally Identifiable Information to the appropriate governmental authorities. We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful.
We may also provide Non-Personally Identifiable Information about our customers’ traffic patterns, and related Site information to third party advertisers, but these statistics do not include Personally Identifiable Information.
4. Changes to Personally Identifiable Information?
We encourage you to promptly update your Personally Identifiable Information (especially your email address) if it changes.
5. What are your choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information?
We may, from time to time, send you email regarding updates to our website and services or about the services of affiliates or marketing/advertising partners. You may unsubscribe from receiving promotional communications by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link in such email communication.
6. What security precautions are in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information?
At our Site you can be assured that your Personally Identifiable Information is secure, consistent with current industry standards. The importance of security for all Personally Identifiable Information associated with our users is of utmost concern to us. Your Personally Identifiable Information is protected in several ways. Access by you to your Personally Identifiable Information is available through a password and unique user ID selected by you. This password is encrypted. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. In addition, your Personally Identifiable Information resides on a secure server that only selected personnel and contractors have access to via password. We encrypt your Personally Identifiable Information and thereby prevent unauthorized parties from viewing such information when it is transmitted to us.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) the security, integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.
7. Do we use “cookies”?
When you use our Site we may store cookies on your computer in order to facilitate and customize your use of our site. A cookie is a small data text file, which a website stores on your computer’s hard drive (if your Web browser permits) that can later be retrieved to identify you to us. The cookies make your use of the Site easier, make the Site run more smoothly and help us to maintain a secure site. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our Site may not work properly in that case.
8. What should you know about privacy policies and data collection at any third party sites accessible from our Site?
9. What else should you know about your privacy online?