Terms of Service

Effective from September 26, 2021

Greetings for showing your interest in the products and services of Virtunus Inc. When you click “I ACCEPT,” or download, install, access, or use our “Services”, you are accepting the terms and conditions preserved by us. Please take your time to read them properly. DO NOT USE THE SERVICES IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND, LIKE, OR AGREE TO OUR TERMS.

These terms apply to your use of Virtunus’ products. They are, in reality, a legal agreement between Virtunus Inc. and you. The terms will remain in effect unless we expressly state separate terms and conditions.

1. Virtunus User Account and Content

  • When you build your Virtunus account, you must provide the correct details.

  • You are accountable for the protection of your password and all of your activities while using your account. Without any delay, you must let us know if you sense any security breach or illegal practice of your account.

  • It is strictly prohibited not to use another user’s account without having proper authorization.

  • A human being must create your account. Bots or other automated methods of account registration are not allowed.

  • You should not use the Service in any way that is unlawful or unauthorized. You acknowledge to obey all laws, rules, and regulations of our Service and your Content.

  • We will not refund the fees (if you are a paid account holder) in case you cancel the account before the expiry date of the 30-days money-back guarantee period. You agree to pay all relevant fees when they are due, and if you want to pay by credit card or other electronic means, you allow us to charge your chosen payment method. Customer accounts will be renewed automatically by default. If you do not change the setting before the renewal date, you will be charged. We reserve the right to adjust the fee rates for the Service at any time, and we will send you an email notice of any changes at least thirty (30) days before your Service renewal date.

    You are responsible for providing Virtunus with correct and full billing details. Your permission to use our “Service” will be canceled if you do not pay your fees before the expiry date. You are responsible for all taxes ( the taxes on our net income is not your concern), and if the law requires, we may charge tax.

  • We offer a satisfaction guarantee on all provided services for paying accounts. Simply notify us within 30 days if you are not pleased for whatever reason, and we will gladly issue a full refund.

2. To Use the Services of Virtunus

Any rules made available to you inside the Services must be followed.

  • And don’t abuse our services. For instance, don’t mess with our Services or try to use a method other than the interface and instructions we provide to access them. Maintaining the export and re-export control laws and regulations, you can use our Services. If you do not agree with our terms and conditions, or if we are examining alleged wrongdoings, we can suspend or stop providing our Services to you.

  • You are not permitted to acquire any intellectual property rights in our Services by using them. Unless you seek permission from the content’s owner or are otherwise allowed by statute, you can not use content from our Services. These terms do not permit you to use any of our Services’ branding or logos. Any legal notices shown in or along with our Services should not be removed, obscured, or altered.

  • We can send you service announcements, administrative messages, and other information in connection with your use of the Services. You have the option of opting out of any of those communications.

  • You are requested not to use such Services that may distract and prevent you from following traffic or safety laws.

3. Your Virtunus Account

To use any of our services, you will need a Virtunus Account. Keep your password private to secure your Virtunus account. You will hold responsible for all the operations on or through your Virtunus Account. Avoid reusing your Virtunus Account password on third-party apps.

4. Privacy and Copyright Safety

The Virtunus “Privacy Policy” outlines how we handle and secure your personal data while you use our services. You accept that Virtunus will use such data in compliance with our privacy policy if you use our Services.

5. Contents You Provide in Our Services

You can make, upload, apply, save, send, and receive content using any of our Services. Any intellectual property rights you have in the material are yours to keep. In other words, everything you own remains yours.

More specifics about how Virtunus uses and stores content can be found in the “Privacy Policy” or the additional terms for specific Services. If you provide us with feedback or suggestions about our Services, we can use them without your permission.

6. About Software of Virtunus Services

When we release a new version or feature of any software, it will be updated automatically on your device. You may be able to change the settings for automatic updates on certain Services.

Virtunus grants you a non-exclusive, personal, worldwide, royalty-free license to use the software offered by Virtunus as part of the Services. The purpose of this license is to permit you to use and profit from the Virtunus Services preserved by these terms. Without the permission of laws or our written permission, you may not copy, change, distribute, sell, or lease any portion of our Services or software.

7. Modification and Termination of Our Services

We may change these terms that apply to a Service to, for instance, reflect changes to the law or changes to our Services. Every day have a look at the terms and conditions. We’ll post notice of changes to the terms on this page. The modifications will not be effective after 14 days of being posted. 

However, new functions for a Service or changes made for legal reasons will not be ineffective. If you do not agree to the modified terms for a Service, you should not continue the use of our Service.

If there is an issue between these terms and the additional terms, the additional terms will take precedence.

8. Virtunus Warranties and Disclaimers

 We give our Services using a commercially reasonable level of skill and care and we are optimistic that you will enjoy using them. But there are certain things that we don’t promise about the Services we provide. 

Besides as expressly set out in these terms or additional terms, neither virtunus nor its suppliers or distributors make any specific promises about the services.

Some jurisdictions give for certain warranties, like fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement or the implied warranty of merchantability. To the extent permitted by law, we do not accept all warranties.

  • All information, media, images, videos, infographics published on this website are user-owned. Virtunus is only acting as a platform to publish these. The user is responsible for the accuracy, precision, and authenticity of the published information.

If you find any information which is inconsistent, inaccurate, and incorrect, please report it to us at [email protected] and we will take appropriate action.

VIRTUNUS WEBSITE AND APP Do NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. The information, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material contained on this website and app are for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on Virtunus website or app.

9. Rights

  • Ownership. For purposes of the Terms we provided:

  1. Content describes any information, data, text, files, tips, usernames, pictures, profiles, images, photos, flow chart, audio and videos, musical works, sounds, works of authorship, applications, links, generated activities and associated information, text, files, and other articles.

  2. User Content refers to any Content that Account holders give to be made available through the Services.

 

  • Content Ownership of the Content We Make

    Unless otherwise specified, all resources found on or inside the Services, including but not confined to text, graphics, images, code, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, video clips, and written and other materials (collectively, “Virtunus Content”), along with their selection and arrangement, are protected under copyright law, trademark, trade dress, patent, and/or other intellectual property rights. As per our terms and conditions described here, we will never permit you to use our material that will in any way violates our rules and regulations. Except as expressly specified in these Terms, you will not misuse Virtunus products. You agree that the Services and Content are covered under the United States or other foreign countries’ copyright, trademark, and other rules.


  • Rights in User Content

    We hold no ownership rights in the Content that you send or build in your Virtunus Service account. Any content that you own remains your property. Except for the limited rights required for us to provide the Virtunus Service to you, these Terms of Service do not give us any licenses or rights to your Content. Despite the above, we can access Content in order to assess how we can enhance our Service and to gauge customer satisfaction.

    Likewise, any reporting data we receive as a result of your use of the Virtunus Service is yours to keep. Through using the Virtunus Service, you accept that we will use this data to provide the Virtunus Service to you and that we can combine this data with the anonymized data of other organizations to provide benchmarking, public reports, or otherwise use it to provide the Virtunus Service, as long as the data is anonymized and does not identify you

  • Alerts and Notification

    1. We may send you “Notifications” including text messages, alerts, emails, or other types of messages to inform you of our latest services. You have complete control over the Notifications settings, and you can opt-in or out of them through the Services (with the possible exception of infrequent, important service announcements and administrative messages).

    2. You agree that we may put ads and promotions on the Service combined with your Content if any of the Services is funded by advertising revenue. Without prior notice to you, the manner, mode, and extent of such ads and promotions can alter.

    3. You agree that subscription programs, supported content, and commercial messages can not always be identified as such.

    4. You acknowledge and agree that: (i) you own or otherwise have the right to grant the rights and licenses set out in these Terms of Use to your Content; (ii) Your Content in the Service does not breach the rights of any third party, including, its privacy policy; and (iii) the posting and use of your Content on or through the Service does not violate, misappropriate.

    5. The Virtunus name and logo are the trademarks of Virtunus Inc, and they can not be reproduced, imitated, or used in whole or in part without our written approval. None can copy, imitate, or use the whole or any part of our page headers, button icons,  custom graphics, scripts, or any other content without our written authorization because all of them are our service trademarks.

    6. While we strive to keep the Service up and running as much as possible, there may be times when it is unavailable, such as for planned maintenance or updates, emergency repairs, unscheduled downtime, system and server failures, or telecommunications connection and/or equipment failure. As a result, we recommend that you keep a copy of your Content on your own device. To put it another way, we do not provide a backup service, and you accept not to depend on us for storing or keeping your content’s backup. We will not be held accountable if any of your Content is lost.

    7. You acknowledge and accept that we are not liable for, and do not support, any Content posted through the Service. We are not obligated to screen, track, edit, or delete any Content. You can be held legally responsible for the Content if it breaches these Terms.

    8. Except as otherwise specified in the Service’s Privacy Policy, all Content will be non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we will not be responsible for its use or disclosure. We will not be obligated to keep any of your Content confidential, and we will not be responsible for any use or disclosure of any Content you provide.

    9. We permit you a non-transferable, non-exclusive, and revocable restricted license to utilize the Service completely for its designed goals, subject to your consent and continued compliance with these Terms and any other applicable policies. You agree not to use the Service for any other reason other than what it was designed for.

    This license can be terminated at any time. The following items are not included in this license:

    • Our Content’s dissemination, public output, or public display
    • Making any derivative use of the Services or Our Content, in whole or in part
    • Scraping, data mining, robots, or other related data collection or extraction methods are prohibited
    • Except as specifically permitted on the Services, downloading (other than page caching) any portion of the Services, Our Content, or any information found therein
    • Using an unauthorized or third-party client to access our API
    • Any use of the Services or Our Content other than for the purposes for which they were created
    • The use of our Content or Service is strictly banned without our league authentication and the license will be terminated if we find such inconveniences

    10. Our policy does permit you to provide such content that we have not requested and to which some particular terms and conditions may apply. This is to avoid any misconceptions if your thoughts are similar to those we have developed independently. You select to agree to the following while sending us content, suggestions, ideas, information, or other materials

    We will disclose, reproduce, use, change, adapt, create derivative works from, display, publish, and distribute any User Submissions you give for any purpose without issue in any way. We shall be under no obligation to maintain any User Submissions in confidence and to pay to user any compensation for any User Submissions, or to respond to any User Submissions.

10. Limitation of Timing on Claims

You accept that any claim you may have arising out of or relating to your partnership with us must be lodged within one year of the occurrence of the claim; otherwise, your claim will be forever banned.

11. Legal Issues & Venue

These terms are construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, without providing effect to any principles of conflicts of law, AND WILL NOT BE ADMINISTERED BY THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTIONS ON CONTRACTS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SALE OF PRODUCTS, IF OTHERWISE APPLICABLE. You agree to solve any dispute you have with us exclusively in a state or federal court dotted in Delaware, DE, and to submit to the individual jurisdiction of the courts located in Delaware for any action.

12. Term for Termination

The ending of this agreement can happen any time, with or without notice, for any valid cause.

13. Severability and No Waiver

If any clause of these Terms is found to be unconstitutional, invalid, or unenforceable for any cause by an arbitrator or a court of competent jurisdiction, that provision will be considered severable from the rest of the Terms and will not impact the validity and enforceability of the remaining clauses. Any failure by us to insist on or enforce strict compliance with these Terms will not be construed as a waiver of that clause or right. Any waiver will not be depicted as a further or continuing waiver of that or any other term and condition.

14. Comprehensive Agreement

Usage of the Services on behalf of a legal entity represents that you are authorized to enter into an agreement on behalf of that legal entity. These are the overall consent. The Terms also govern your use of the Service, superseding any beginning agreements between you and us. 

You will not assign the Terms without the prior written consent of us. When our appropriate prior written consent is not taken by you, any purported delegation will be null and void.

15. Restrictions Based on Territory

The information contained in the Service is not designed for dissemination to or use by any individual or agency in any jurisdiction or country where such dissemination or use would be prohibited by law or regulation, or where we would be required to register under the laws of that jurisdiction or country. We reserve the right to limit the access to this company or any part of this support, to any individual, geographic area, or authority, and also to limit the amounts of any application, material, service, product, or another feature that we provide.

Export controls can apply to software connected to or made available by the Service in the United States. As a result, our, used, Service can be downloaded accessed, exported, or re-exported to any country that is banned by the Government of the United States. You assure that you are not a citizen of such a country to use our Service. 

These Terms of Service were written in the English language (US). If any inconvenience occurs between a translated version of these Terms of Use and the English edition, the issue will be resolved in favor of the English version.

16. Regarding The Violations Of Our Rules

Virtunus is an open platform to share experiences and tips from people who have used these techniques to be successful in their lives.

We welcome thoughtful and civil discussion from a broad spectrum of viewpoints. Nevertheless, to maintain a safe and welcoming environment for a wide range of people to engage in meaningful experiences, we prohibit certain conduct.

Each participant in our community is responsible for maintaining these standards.

In deciding whether someone has violated the rules, we will take into account things like share worthiness, the context and nature of the posted information, the likelihood and severity of actual or potential harms, and applicable laws.

Violations of our rules may result in consequences such as account restrictions, limited distribution of your posts, and suspension of your account. Virtunus has the sole authority and final decision as to whether content or behavior violates our rules.

If you find a post or account on Virtunus that you believe violates these rules, please report it. You can use this form to provide more detail or to report other conduct you believe violates our rules. Additionally, you can send an email to [email protected]

Conducts that are prohibited:

Threats of violence and incitement

We do not allow content or actions that threaten, encourage, or incite violence against anyone, directly or indirectly.

Hateful content

We do not allow content that constitutes or promotes violence, harassment, or hatred against people based on characteristics like race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, caste, disability, disease, age, sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity.

We do not allow posts or accounts that glorify, celebrate, downplay, or trivialize violence, suffering, abuse, or deaths of individuals or groups. This includes the use of scientific or pseudoscientific claims or misleading statistics to pathologize, dehumanize, or disempower others. We do not allow calls for intolerance, exclusion, or segregation based on protected characteristics, nor do we allow the glorification of groups that do any of the above.

We do not allow hateful text, images, symbols, or other content, including in your username, profile, or bio.

Harassment

Virtunus exists to share and discuss experiences from successful people. We don’t tolerate harassment, which includes:

Bullying, threatening, mocking, or shaming someone, or posting things likely to encourage others to do so

Engaging in a repetitive or targeted campaign of harassment against someone or a group of people

Using derogatory language, racial slurs, or obscenities to disparage or attack someone or a group of people

Using Virtunus features in a way that attempts to or does annoy or harass someone, or to draw inorganic attention to your content on Virtunus

Reviewing businesses or products in a gratuitously harmful or abusive manner

Privacy and Reputation

We do not allow the following:

Posting images of, transcripts of, copies of, or links to private communications between private individuals without the explicit consent of all parties to the communication. Redacting names or other information does not supplant the need to secure permissions

Doxing, which includes not only private or obscure personal information but also the aggregation of publicly available information to target, shame, blackmail, harass, intimidate, threaten, or endanger a person or group of people

Posting intimate or explicit images taken or posted without the subject’s express consent

Content that violates others’ privacy or personal safety, including sensitive or confidential information such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, non-public phone numbers, physical addresses, email addresses, or other similar information

 

Restricted categories

We do not allow posts or accounts that engage in the following restricted categories of activity:

Promotion of controversial, suspect, or extreme content

Facilitation of gambling or betting

Facilitation of buying or selling social media interactions, including off-platform

Facilitation of sexual services

Facilitation of copyright or other intellectual property violation

Facilitation or evidence of violating the terms of service of Virtunus or third party(s)

Facilitation of illegal hacking (e.g., stealing credentials, compromising personal data)

We do not allow the use of pseudoscience, disinformation, or other content that is contrary to public health or safety

Related conduct

We do not allow content or accounts that engage in on-platform, off-platform, or cross-platform campaigns of targeting, harassment, hate speech, violence, or disinformation. We may consider off-platform actions in assessing a Virtunus account and restrict access or availability to that account.

Graphic content

We do not allow posting, linking to, or otherwise promoting pornographic images or videos. We do allow erotic writing and non-graphic erotic images.

We do not allow gratuitously graphic or disturbing media, regardless of subject matter.

Exploitation of minors

We do not allow content promoting the sexual, violent, or other exploitation of minors, including the sexualization of fictional minors.

Promotion and glorification of self-harm

We do not allow content or activities that encourage, promote, or glorify acts of self-harm, such as cutting, eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia, and suicide. If you encounter users contemplating or threatening self-harm,  [email protected]

Duplicate Content

We do not allow posting duplicate copies of the same content to Virtunus, whether from a single account or across multiple accounts, either publicly or as an unlisted story. (You are allowed to cross-post content from your blog to Virtunus, provided you own the rights for the content.)

Spam or Site Misuse

We do not allow spam or misuse of Virtunus. All spam or misuse will be immediately removed from Virtunus without notification. Examples of spam or misuse include:

Posting content primarily to drive traffic to, or increase the search rankings of, an external site, product, or service

Scraping and reposting content from other sources for the primary purpose of generating revenue or other personal gains

Posting duplicate content, whether from a single account or across multiple accounts

Performing a disproportionately large number of interactions, particularly by automated means. This includes bulk or indiscriminate interactions, such as following of other accounts (follow spam) clapping, highlighting, or leaving notes

Repeatedly using responses or other interactions as a method of promotion or marketing

Participating in bounty campaigns or brigades to artificially inflate rankings for posts, accounts, businesses, or products

Use or re-use content templates with slight modifications across multiple posts and accounts

For each of these behaviors, when we talk about “content,” we mean not only posts but also any other feature that allows you to add your own text or media. When we talk about “interactions,” we mean any feature that allows one user to interact with another person or post.

Copyright and trademark infringement

Respect the copyrights and trademarks of others. Per our Terms of Service, we require users to have permission to post the content they publish on Virtunus. Additionally, we have specific policies around plagiarism, to which all Virtunus accounts are held. Users found in violation of our copyright rules are not eligible for appeal or restoration.

We respond to notices of alleged infringement as described in our Terms of Service, Copyright and DMCA Policy, and Trademark Policy.

Deceptive conduct

We do not allow deceptive conduct on Virtunus. This includes:

Posting content or impersonating a person or organization in a way likely to deceive people. Parody and satire are fine, but make clear that is what you’re doing. Our Username Policy has specific requirements for parody accounts

Using Virtunus for phishing or fraud. Don’t use tags, links, titles, or other metadata in a misleading way. Don’t link to or embed malicious or harmful code or software in your posts

Don’t use deception to generate revenue or traffic

If you have received free goods or services, or anything of value in connection with the topic of a post, you must make this clear.

Ads, Promotions, and Marketing

Third-party advertising and sponsorships are not allowed. While you may promote your own business, you may not advertise or promote third-party products, services, or brands through Virtunus posts, publications, or letters. This includes images that indicate brand sponsorship in a post or letter, or as part of a publication name or logo.

Images functioning as third-party ads are not allowed. Inline images or embeds that link out and function as banner ads for third-party brands are not allowed.

You must disclose affiliate links. Affiliate links, such as link out to Amazon with your code, or any other link out where you will receive a commission or other value, are allowed in posts. But, you must disclose somewhere in the post that it includes affiliate links. If you have received payment, goods or services, or something else of value in exchange for writing a post, you must still disclose this fact in writing within your post (as per FTC Rules and Guides).

Embedded Content and Collection of Personal Information

To ensure the data privacy and security of our users, embedded content must comply with the following requirements. An “embed” includes a link, form, or a request for information or other content.

Embeds directly collecting data through Virtunus form fields, comments, or other onsite means are not allowed. This includes embeds that facilitate the submission of email addresses, credit card information, or other personal information. If you want to collect information from your readers, you will need to follow these requirements:

If you link out from your post on Virtunus to a form hosted elsewhere, that form must make it clear to a user that they are no longer in the Virtunus network and the information they disclose is subject to the third-party’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy,

If the link directs users to your own platform to subscribe to your newsletter, blog, or other content you create, then in your Virtunus content immediately next to the link you must disclose that the link will take the user offsite outside of Virtunus

If your content includes a form that sends user information to you or a third-party, immediately next to or within the form you must disclose that the form will send the user’s information to an offsite third-party outside of Virtunus that is subject to that offsite third-party’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, or offsite outside of Virtunus, to you directly. 

How to report a violation

If you find a post or account on Virtunus that violates these rules, please report it. You can send us an email to [email protected]

If you break the rules

We strive to be fair, but we reserve the right to suspend accounts or remove content, without notice, for any reason, particularly to protect our services, infrastructure, users, or community. If you attempt to evade suspension by creating new accounts or posts, we will suspend your new accounts and posts.

Notice

Upon investigating or disabling content associated with your account, we will notify you, unless we believe your account is automated or operating in bad faith, or that notifying you is likely to cause, maintain or exacerbate harm to someone.

Appeals

If you believe your content or account has been restricted or disabled in error, or believe there is relevant context we were not aware of in reaching our determination, you can write to us at [email protected] We will consider all good faith efforts to appeal.

Government Takedown Requests

If Virtunus receives a request from a government actor to restrict access to content associated with your account, we will notify you unless we are prohibited by law or believe doing so may endanger others. Where applicable, we will work to limit legally-ordered content restrictions to jurisdictions where we have a good faith belief that we are legally required to restrict the content. Virtunus submits to the Lumen database government requests to restrict access to content (redacted where appropriate to protect privacy or prevent harm to a person).

We may enforce, or not enforce, these policies at our sole discretion. These policies don’t create a duty or contractual obligation for us to act. We also may change these rules at any time.

17. These Terms and You

The terms above control the relationship between Virtunus and you. If you do not comply with the terms depicted above, and we don’t take action right away, this doesn’t mean that we are giving up any rights that we may have like taking action in the coming days. A particular term that is not enforceable will not affect any other terms.

For more information, please contact [email protected]