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User terms of use

Terms of Use

Effective Starting:  2018-05-03 (view archived versions).

The Terms of Use form part of the agreement between Men & Mice ehf. (“Men & Mice,” or "we" or "us") and you ("You", "Your" or "User").

The Terms of Use governs access to, and use of the Men & Mice website (“Site”, “Service” or “Services”) including any content, functionality, and services offered on or through the Service.

BY USING THE SERVICE, YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF USE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF USE, YOU CANNOT USE THE SERVICE.

1. User Age

This website is not intended for persons under the age of 16.  You represent and warrant that you are 16 years of age or older and that your use of the Service will not violate any applicable law or regulation.

2.Privacy and Cookies

We are committed to safeguarding your privacy. For information about how we handle and treat your personal data and other information about you in connection with our Services, please see our Privacy Notice.  For information about how we handle cookies, please see our Cookie Policy.

3. Intellectual Property Rights

3.1 Copyright.

All content (including without limitation any pictures, logos, images, videos, documents, text and podcasts) appearing on the Service is our property or the property of our licensors or suppliers and is protected by copyright law. You agree not to use, display, reproduce, retransmit, modify, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish, create derivative works of, broadcast, circulate, display or in any way exploit any such content (including any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information), in whole or in part, whether by e-mail or by any other means.

3.2 Trademarks.

Unless otherwise indicated, all names, graphics, designs, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, commercial markings, trade dress, and service names included on the Service are our trademarks or trademarks of our licensors, or sponsors (collectively, the “Trademarks”) and are protected by trademark law, in Iceland and other countries. The Trademarks may not be used in any manner that is likely to cause confusion to, or in any manner that disparages or discredits us.

3.3 Copyright Take Down Notice.

We comply with Icelandic Copyright Act no. 73/1972 and Icelandic Law no. 30/2002.  If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide send the following information to us at copyright@menandmice.com

  1. the name of the person or entity sending the notice, mailing address, telephone number, and email address;
  2. the name of the copyright holder, mailing address, telephone number, and email address;
  3. identification and location of the information for which removal or disablement of access is requested (include screenshot);
  4. identification of the intellectual property forming the basis for the takedown notice;
  5. a statement that all of the information in the notice is correct;
  6. a statement that the sender is the copyright holder, or is authorized to act on the copyright holder’s behalf; and
  7. an electronic or physical signature of the person or entity sending the notice.

4.Links to Third-Party Websites.

We may provide links to other websites of possible interest to you. Because we have no control over unaffiliated websites, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such websites and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, services, products, or other materials on or available from such websites. You also acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, advertising, services, products, or other materials on or available from such websites. All such websites shall be subject to the policies and procedures of the owner of such websites.

5.User Account.

5.1 Creating an Account.

You may create only one Account (“Account”) on our Services. We will use and retain your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Notice .  By creating an account, you represent and warrant that all information you provide is current, complete and accurate.  You agree to maintain and promptly update your information so that it remains current, complete and accurate.  You should treat all Account information (such as user names, passwords, and other related information) as confidential.

5.2 Personal Account.

You are solely responsible for all uses of your Account. Your Account is personal to you or the organization creating the Account and you agree not to allow others access or use of your Account. You will immediately notify us of any unauthorized access to your Account or any other security breach of your Account.

5.3 Account Termination.

  1. You may terminate your account at any time by following the instructions we provide.
  2. Men & Mice may terminate your account if you violate any term in the Terms of Use. We reserve the right to hold you liable for any damage we or our users may suffer, to pursue legal action through all available law enforcement authorities, and to notify your Internet Service Provider of any fraudulent activities associated with you or with your use of the Services.
  3. Upon termination of your account, any personal information will be disposed of per the terms of our Privacy Notice. Any non-personal information created or contained in the Services will remain on our Services.

6.User Submissions.

6.1. Submissions.

Our website allows you to post comments to the blog feature of our website and post questions or comments on our support forum (collectively, “Submissions”). You acknowledge and agree that we have no obligation to screen or review Submissions, and that therefore we cannot ensure that harmful, inaccurate, deceptive, offensive, threatening, defamatory, unlawful or otherwise objectionable Submissions will not appear on our website. However, we reserve the right to screen or review, alter, edit, refuse to post or remove any Submissions, in whole or in part, for any reason or for no reason, in our sole discretion, and you agree that we do not have any obligation to use or respond to any Submissions.

6.2 Submitter’s personal information.

In order to post a Submission, you may need to provide us with certain personal information such as, your name or email address, which will be protected under the terms of our Privacy Notice. You agree to provide us with accurate and current information.

6.3 Restrictions on Submissions.

By posting a Submission to our website, you warrant and represent that (i) you own the proprietary rights to such Submission, and (ii) such Submission does and will not infringe any party’s intellectual property, publicity, privacy, or other rights and that such Submission is and will not be defamatory or libelous. Furthermore, you agree not to post or otherwise submit to our website any Submission that:

  1. is fraudulent;
  2. is designed to interrupt, or destroys or limits the functionality of, any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or interferes with or disrupts our website, services connected to our website, or otherwise interferes with operations or services of our website in any way;
  3. infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party; including the promoting of an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work;
  4. is offensive, such as content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual or which harasses or harms, or advocates the harassment or harming of another person;
  5. involves the transmission of “junk mail”, “chain letters,” or unsolicited mass mailing or “spamming”, or solicits PII from other visitors to our website;
  6. promotes information that is false or misleading, or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
  7. links to materials or other content, directly or indirectly, to which the user posting such material does not have a right to link or which competes in any manner with our website;
  8. violates a person’s rights of publicity and/or privacy; or
  9. violates any applicable local, state, national, or international law.

You acknowledge that Submissions posted to our website may be subject to size and usage limitations, and that you are responsible for adhering to such limitations.

6.4 Grant of License to Submissions.

By posting a Submission to our website, you automatically grant, and represent and warrant that you have the right to grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicensable (through multiple tiers), assignable, fully paid, royalty free, worldwide license to use, copy, modify, adapt, publish, make, sell, create derivative works of or incorporate into other works such Submission, derive revenue or other remuneration from, communicate to the public, distribute (through multiple tiers), perform or display such Submission (in whole or in part) and/or to incorporate such Submission in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing through multiple tiers of sublicensees, including the right to exercise the copyright, publicity, and any other rights over any of the materials contained in such Submissions for any purpose, including for purposes of advertising and publicity on our website and elsewhere. No Submissions shall impose any obligation on us, whether of attribution or otherwise, and we shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any such Submissions.

6.5 No Endorsement.

We do not endorse any opinion, advice, or statement or other material contained in a Submission. Submissions do not in any way reflect our opinion, advice or statements.

7.DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.

7.1 OUR SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”.

7.2 EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THE TERMS OF USE, WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND TO YOU, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, CONCERNING THE ACCURACY, APPROPRIATENESS, AVAILABILITY, CORRECTNESS, COMPLETENESS, QUALITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY SUBMISSIONS) APPEARING ON OUR SERVICES AND ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY INFORMATION (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY SUBMISSIONS) APPEARING ON OUR SERVICES.

7.3 NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH THE WEBITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.

8.LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.

8.1 IN NO EVENT SHALL WE, OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENCIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE SERVICES, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE.

8.2 UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL WE BE LIABLE FOR: (i) ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR RELIANCE ON CONTENT (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY SUBMISSIONS) OBTAINED THROUGH OUR SERVIES OR CAUSED BY THE CONDUCT OF VISITORS TO OUR SERVICES; OR (ii) ANY DAMAGE, LOSS OR INJURY RESULTING FROM HACKING, TAMPERING OR OTHER UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR USE OF THE SERVICE OR YOUR ACCOUNT OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN.

8.3 OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF OUR SERVICES IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IS LIMITED TO FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00).

8.4 SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENCIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

9.Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us, our affiliates, officers, directors and employees harmless from any claim, expense or demand, including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use or misuse of our Services, or the uploading, posting, publishing, emailing, reproduction, distribution or transmission of any content or other materials by you or users authorized by you or any violation of these Terms of Use by you, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party. You agree that under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for the accuracy, reliability, or quality of any Submission, and that you shall hold us harmless for (i) any errors or omissions in any Submission posted by you, or (ii) any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Submission posted by you.

We reserve the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defense.

10.Governing Law; Venue

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Iceland. You hereby submit to exclusive jurisdiction in the Icelandic Courts. You agree to receive service of process through e-mail, certified mail or by other means sanctioned by law, and you expressly waive any claim of improper venue and any claim that such courts are an inconvenient forum.

We control and operate the Service from Iceland. We do not represent that the materials on the Service are appropriate or available for use outside of Iceland. Persons who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

Please note that your use of the Service may be subject to other local, state, national, and international laws.

11.General Terms

If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. You agree that this Agreement may be automatically assigned by us, in our sole discretion, to a third party. Section headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect to the subject matter hereof. The provisions of this Agreement will survive termination or expiration to the extent necessary to carry out the intentions of the parties. No waiver of any term of this Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and our failure to assert any right or provision under this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

12.Modifying Terms of Use

We may change the Terms of Use from time to time. If we change the Terms of Use, we will notify you by revising the “Effective Starting” date at the top of this agreement and, in some cases, where appropriate we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a banner notification or sending an email notification). We encourage you to review the Terms of Use whenever you use our Services. Your continued use of the Services after any changes to this Agreement will constitute your acceptance of such modification. If you disagree with any changes to this Agreement, you must stop using our Services.

13.Contact Us.

We are:

Men & Mice ehf

Hlidasmari 15

Kopavogur IS-201,

Iceland

If you have any questions or comments, please email us at info@menandmice.com.