Thank you for using Pinsburgh!

These Terms of Service (“Terms”) govern your access to and use of the Pinsburgh website www.pinsburgh.com. By accessing or using our website, you agree to be bound by these Terms.

1. Using Pinsburgh

Anyone can use Pinsburgh unless you’re under 13. Also, you may not use Pinsburgh for business purposes..

2. Your Content

a. Posting content

If you post your content on Pinsburgh, it still belongs to you but we can show it to people and others can re-pin it.

b. Use of your content

You grant Pinsburgh and its users a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sub licensable, worldwide license to use, store, display, reproduce, re-pin, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute your User Content on www.pinsburgh.com solely for the purposes of operating, developing, providing, and using Pinsburgh. Nothing in these Terms shall restrict other legal rights Pinsburgh 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 or our policies.

c. How long we keep your content

Following termination or deactivation of your account, or if you remove any User Content from Pinsburgh, we may retain your User Content for a commercially reasonable period of time for backup, archival, or audit purposes.

More simply put:

Copies of content shared with others may remain even after you delete the content from your account.

e. Feedback you provide

We value hearing from our users, and are always interested in learning about ways we can make Pinsburgh better.  If you choose to submit comments, ideas or feedback, you agree that we are free to use them without any restriction or compensation to you. By accepting your submission, Pinsburgh does not waive any rights to use similar or related Feedback previously known to Pinsburgh or obtained from sources other than you.

f.  Pornography, Violence, Abusive Language,  Harassment, and Spamming

Pinsburgh does not condone any form of pornography, graphic violence, harassment, abusive language, or spamming. While we cannot initially control such occurrences, should they be reported or discovered by Pinsburgh, content may be removed and the user may be deleted and banned from the site.

3. Copyright Policy

We respect copyrights. You should, too.

4. Security

We care about the security of our users. While we work to protect the security of your content and account, Pinsburgh 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.

5. Third-Party Links, Sites, and Services

Pinsburgh posts and pages may contain links to third-party websites, advertisers, services, special offers, or other events or activities that are not owned or controlled by Pinsburgh. We do not endorse or assume any responsibility for any such third-party sites, information, materials, products, or services. If you access any third party website, service, or content from Pinsburgh, you do so at your own risk and you agree that Pinsburgh will have no liability arising from your use of or access to any third-party website, service, or content.

More simply put:

Links to content off of (away from / external to) www.pinsburgh.com. Most of that stuff is awesome but we’re not responsible when it’s not.

6. Termination

Pinsburgh may terminate or suspend this license at any time, with or without cause or notice to you. Upon termination, you continue to be bound by Sections 2 and 6-11 of these Terms.

More simply put:

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. This includes terminating users privileges for squatting or intentional impersonation.

7. Indemnity

If you use our site for commercial purposes in violation of Section 1, as determined in our sole and absolute discretion, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Pinsburgh from and against any claims, suits, proceedings, disputes, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees (including costs of defense of claims, suits or proceedings brought by third parties), in any way related to (a) your access to or use of our website, (b) your User Content, or (c) your breach of any of these Terms.

More simply put:

If we are sued because of something your business does on Pinsburgh, you have to pay our costs. Also, you should have agreed to our commercial terms in the first place.

8. Disclaimers

The Products and all included content are provided on an “as is” basis without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied.

Pinsburgh SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS 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.

Pinsburgh takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content that you or any other user or third party posts or transmits using our Products. You understand and agree that you may be exposed to User Content that is inaccurate, objectionable, inappropriate for children, or otherwise unsuited to your purpose.

More simply put:

Unfortunately, people post bad stuff on user-generated content sites like Pinsburgh.com. We take that kind of thing seriously but you still might run into it before we have a chance to take it down. If you see bad stuff, please report it to us.

9. Limitation of Liability

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, PINSBURGH 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, GOOD-WILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM (A) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE PRODUCTS; (B) ANY CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE PRODUCTS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES; OR (C) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR CONTENT.

More simply put:

We are building the best service we can for you but we can’t promise it will be perfect. We’re not liable for various things. If you think we are, let’s try to work it out like adults.

10. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms shall be governed by the laws of the State of Pennsylvania, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. We each agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of a state court located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania or the United States District Court for Western Pennsylvania.

Pinsburgh is controlled and operated from the United States, and we make no representations that they are appropriate or available for use in other locations.

11. General Terms

Notification Procedures and changes to these Terms. Pinsburgh reserves the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you, and you agree to receive legal notices electronically if we so choose. We may revise these Terms from time to time and the most current version will always be posted on our website. If a revision, in our sole discretion, is material we will notify you. By continuing to access or use the Products after revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using Pinsburgh.