MakerHeart Terms of Service

Thank you for using MakerHeart!

MakerHeart’s products and services are provided by MakerHeart Inc.  These Terms of Service ("Terms") govern your use of MakerHeart's website, apps, and other products and services ("Services").  As some of our Services may be software that is downloaded to your computer, phone, tablet, or other device, you agree that we may automatically update this software, and that these Terms will apply to such updates.  Please read these Terms carefully, and contact us if you have any questions.  By using our Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms, including the policies referenced in these Terms (such as our Privacy Policy).

Using MakerHeart

Who May Use our Services

You may use our Services only if you can form a binding contract with MakerHeart, and only in compliance with these Terms and all applicable laws. When you create your MakerHeart account, and subsequently when you use certain features, you must provide us with accurate and complete information, and you agree to update your information to keep it accurate and complete. Any use or access by anyone under the age of 13 is prohibited, and certain courses may have additional requirements and/or restrictions. 

Our License to You

Subject to these Terms and our policies (including the Acceptable Use Policy, service-specific eligibility requirements, and other terms), we grant you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, and revocable license to use our Services.  You may download content from our Services only for your personal, non-commercial use, unless you obtain MakerHeart’s written permission to otherwise use the content.  You also agree that you will create, access, and/or use only one user account, and you will not share with any third party access to or access information for your account.  Using our Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in our Services or the content you access.

Your Content

User Content

The Services enable you to share your content, such as projects you submit, posts you make, and the like (“User Content”), with MakerHeart, our business partners, designers, and/or other users.  You retain all intellectual property rights in, and are responsible for, the User Content you share.

How MakerHeart and Others May Use User Content

To the extent that you provide User Content, you grant MakerHeart a fully-transferable, royalty-free, perpetual, sublicensable, non-exclusive, worldwide license to copy, distribute, modify, create derivative works based on, publicly perform, publicly display, and otherwise use the User Content.  This license includes granting MakerHeart the right to authorize its business partners to use User Content independent of the Services.  Nothing in these Terms shall restrict other legal rights MakerHeart may have to User Content, for example under other licenses.  We reserve the right to remove or modify User Content for any reason, including User Content that we believe violates these Terms.

Feedback

We welcome your suggestions, ideas, comments, and other feedback regarding the Services (“Feedback”). By submitting any Feedback, you grant us the right to use the Feedback without any restriction or any compensation to you.  By accepting your Feedback, MakerHeart does not waive any rights to use similar or related Feedback previously known to MakerHeart, developed by its employees or contractors, or obtained from other sources.

Security

We care about the security of our users. While we work to protect the security of your account and related information, MakerHeart cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security measures.  Please notify us immediately of any compromise or unauthorized use of your account by emailing [security@makerheart.com].

Third Party Content

Through the Services, you will have the ability to access and/or use content provided by our business partners, designers, other users, and/or other third parties and links to websites and services maintained by third parties.  MakerHeart cannot guarantee that such third party content, in the Services or elsewhere, will be free of material you may find objectionable or otherwise inappropriate or of malware or other contaminants that may harm your computer, mobile device, or any files therein.  MakerHeart disclaims any responsibility or liability related to your access or use of such third party content.

Copyright and Trademark Policy

MakerHeart respects the intellectual property rights of our users, business parties, designers, and other third parties and expects our users to do the same when using the Services.  We have adopted and implemented the MakerHeart Copyright and Trademark Policy in accordance with applicable law, including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Modifying and Terminating our Services

We are constantly changing and improving our Services. We may add or remove functions, features, or requirements, and we may suspend or stop a Service altogether.  Accordingly, MakerHeart may terminate your use of any Service for any reason.  None of MakerHeart and its business partners, contributors, and sponsors, and their employees, contractors, and other agents (the “MakerHeart Parties”), shall have any liability to you for any such action.  You can stop using our Services at any time, although we’ll be sorry to see you go.

Disclaimers

THE SERVICES AND ALL INCLUDED CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.  THE MAKERHEART PARTIES SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE.  THE MAKERHEART PARTIES FURTHER DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RELATED TO YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF THE SERVICES OR ANY RELATED CONTENT.  YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ANY ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICES OR SUCH CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE MAKERHEART PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES, WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, USE, GOODWILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM: (A) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES; (B) ANY CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF ANY PARTY OTHER THAN THE APPLICABLE MAKERHEART PARTY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT; OR (C) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE, OR ALTERATION OF YOUR CONTENT OR INFORMATION.  IN NO EVENT SHALL MAKERHEART’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR ALL CLAIMS RELATED TO THE SERVICES EXCEED TWENTY U.S. DOLLARS ($20) OR THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF FEES RECEIVED BY MAKERHEART FROM YOU FOR THE USE OF PAID SERVICES DURING THE PAST SIX MONTHS, WHICHEVER IS GREATER.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE DISCLAIMERS AND THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH IN THIS TERMS OF SERVICE REFLECT A REASONABLE AND FAIR ALLOCATION OF RISK BETWEEN YOU AND THE MAKERHEART PARTIES, AND THAT THESE LIMITATIONS ARE AN ESSENTIAL BASIS TO MAKERHEART’S ABILITY TO MAKE THE SERVICES AVAILABLE TO YOU ON AN ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE BASIS.

YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION RELATED TO THE SERVICES MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the MakerHeart Parties from any and all claims, liabilities, expenses, and damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, made by any third party related to: (a) your use or attempted use of the Services in violation of these Terms; (b) your violation of any law or rights of any third party; or (c) User Content, including without limitation any claim of infringement or misappropriation of intellectual property or other proprietary rights.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

The Services are managed by MakerHeart, which is located in Denton County, Texas.  You agree that any dispute related to these Terms will be governed by the laws of the State of Texas, excluding its conflicts of law provisions.  You further consent to the personal jurisdiction of and exclusive venue in the federal and state courts located in and serving Denton County, Texas as the legal forum for any such dispute.

Excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable relief, for claims related to the Services where the total amount sought is less than ten thousand U.S. Dollars ($10,000.00 USD), either you or MakerHeart may elect at any point during the dispute to resolve the claim through binding, non-appearance-based arbitration. The dispute will then be resolved using an established alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") provider, mutually agreed upon by you and MakerHeart.  The parties and the selected ADR provider shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses, unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties; rather, the arbitration shall be conducted, at the option of the party seeking relief, online, by telephone, or via written submissions alone.  Any judgment rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.

General Terms

Revisions to the Terms

We reserve the right to revise the Terms at our sole discretion at any time. Any revisions to the Terms will be effective immediately upon posting by us. For any material changes to the Terms, we will take reasonable steps to notify you of such changes. In all cases, your continued use of the Services after publication of such changes, with or without notification, constitutes binding acceptance of the revised Terms.

Severability; Waiver

If it turns out that a particular provision of these Terms is not enforceable, this will not affect any other terms.  If you do not comply with these Terms, and we do not take immediate action, this does not indicate that we relinquish any rights that we may have (such as taking action in the future).

Referenced Policies

  • Acceptable Use Policy
  • Copyright and Trademark Infringement Policy
  • Privacy Policy

Effective as of October 1, 2015