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Terms and Conditions

www.7billionideas.com is an online platform to share the everyday idea. We exist to inspire people to think big and dream big about their ideas.7billionideas ltd does not tolerate or take responsibility for any behaviour that falls outside of the spirit of the company. This includes any ideas, comments or profile pictures that infringe or offend.

It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that the content uploaded is not in anyway offensive. This platform is not being constantly monitored, however if the 7billionideas website team see or are made aware of such content, we will react. If we feel an individual is breaching any specific rights or being offensive and the 7billionideas team have visibility of this, we will react with deletion of the idea and possible removal of the user from the website. This can be done without warning and without appeal. Ideas which are not perceived to be an idea or suggestion will also be excluded. Our users can now press a report button on ideas and comments to help bring particular issues visible to 7billionideas and of course can use our ‘contact us’ field on our website.

7billionideas ltd is not responsible for the copyright or trade marking of an individual's idea. It is the responsibility of the individual to understand the impact of sharing their ideas on a global platform. 7billionideas ltd is not responsible for the loss of intellectual property caused by the user sharing their idea or a user sharing an idea of a third party. We encourage our users to think carefully before sharing on our platform. We take no responsibility for the copyright of an idea and advise our users to take the appropriate legal action, if they feel necessary, before publically displaying an idea that they want to protect the intellectual property of.

Scope and intent

You agree that by registering on 7billionideas, or by using the our website, including our mobile applications, developer platform, premium services, or other information provided as part of the 7billionideas services, you are entering into a legally binding agreement with 7billionideas ltd.

Individual users or a group profile administrators are responsible for the registering of ideas. If the name fields of your account reflect information other than your first and last name and we feel that it undermines the professional nature of our site and services, then you are at risk of removal. This includes pseudonyms, business names, associations, groups, email address or other characters when registering on our site. Any ideas shared, must be by the registered user and not on behalf of a perceived secondary party. On a 'Users' account, any profile picture which is perceived to be a company logo or promoting a business is not allowed.

Protecting other people's rights

We respect other people's rights and expect you to do the same.

  1. You will not post content or take any action on 7billionideas that infringes or violates someone else's rights or otherwise violates the law.
  2. We can remove any content or information you post on 7billionideas if we believe that it violates this statement without appeal.
  3. If you repeatedly infringe other people's intellectual property rights, we will disable your account.
  4. You will not use our copyrights or trademarks (including 7billionideas, 7billionideas.Com, think.write,like), or any confusingly similar marks, without our written permission.
  5. If you collect information from users, you will: obtain their consent, make it clear you (and not 7billionideas) are the one collecting their information, and post a privacy policy explaining what information you collect and how you will use it.
  6. You will not post anyone's identification documents or sensitive financial information on 7billionideas.
  7. You will not act or pretend to be anyone else apart from yourself or the administrator of your approved group. This could lead to deletion without appeal.

If anyone brings a claim against us related to your actions, content or information on 7billionideas, you will indemnify and hold us harmless from and against all damages, losses, and expenses of any kind (including reasonable legal fees and costs) related to such claim.

You are responsible for your use of the services, for any content you post to the services, and for any consequences thereof. The content you submit, post, or display will be able to be viewed by other users of the services and through third party services and websites. You should only provide content that you are comfortable sharing with others under these terms. What you say on 7billionideas may be viewed all around the world instantly.

7billionideas reserves the right to modify their terms and conditions at any time. This agreement, and any posted revision to this agreement, shall remain in full force and effect while you use 7billionideas. The latest version will always be visible online and it is our users responsibility to check.

The services that 7billionideas provides are always evolving and the form and nature of the services that 7billionideas provides may change from time to time without prior notice to you. In addition, 7billionideas may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the services (or any features within the services) to you or to users generally and may not be able to provide you with prior notice. We also retain the right to create limits on use and storage at our sole discretion at any time without prior notice to you.

The services may include advertisements, which may be targeted to the content or information on the services, queries made through the services, or other information. The types and extent of advertising by 7billionideas on the services are subject to change. In consideration for 7billionideas granting you access to and use of the services, you agree that 7billionideas and its third party providers and partners may place such advertising on the services or in connection with the display of content or information from the services whether submitted by you or others.

Passwords

You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access the services and for any activities or actions under your password. We encourage you to use "strong" passwords (passwords that use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols) with your account. 7billionideas cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above requirements.

When you sign up to become a 7billionideas user, you will also be asked to choose a password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You agree not to use the account, username, email address or password of another 7billionideas user at any time or to disclose your password to any third party. You agree to notify 7billionideas immediately if you suspect any unauthorised use of your account or access to your password and we will help to try and rectify the issue. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your account.

Content on the services

All content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such content. We may not monitor or control the content posted via the services and, we cannot take responsibility for such content. Any use or reliance on any content or materials posted via the services or obtained by you through the services is at your own risk.

We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any content or communications posted via the services or endorse any opinions expressed via the services. You understand that by using the services, you may be exposed to content that might be offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate, or in some cases, postings that have been mislabelled or are otherwise deceptive. Under no circumstances will 7billionideas be liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the services or broadcast elsewhere.

7billionideas reserve the right at all times (but will not have an obligation) to remove or refuse to distribute any content on the services and to terminate users or reclaim usernames at no warning.

Copyright policy

7billionideas respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects users of the services to do the same. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law and are properly provided to us. If you believe that your content has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information: (i) a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf; (ii) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; (iii) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; (iv) your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and an email address; (v) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

We reserve the right to remove content alleged to be infringing without prior notice and at our sole discretion. In appropriate circumstances, 7billionideas will also terminate a user’s account if the user is determined to be a repeat infringer.

The services are available "as-is"

7billionideas will not be responsible or liable for any harm to your computer system, loss of data, or other harm that results from your access to or use of the services, or any content. You also agree that 7billionideas has no responsibility or liability for the deletion of, or the failure to store or to transmit, any content and other communications maintained by the services. We make no warranty that the services will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained from 7billionideas or through the services, will create any warranty not expressly made herein. We encourage our users to keep a copy of their ideas.

Links

The services may contain links to third-party websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for: (i) the availability or accuracy of such websites or resources; or (ii) the content, products, or services on or available from such websites or resources. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by 7billionideas of such websites or resources or the content, products, or services available from such websites or resources. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources.

Waiver and severability

The failure of 7billionideas to enforce any right or provision of these terms will not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision. In the event that any provision of these terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these terms will remain in full force and effect.

You acknowledge that 7billionideas reserves the right to charge for any portion of 7billionideas and to change its fees (if any) from time to time in its discretion. If 7billionideas terminates your membership because you have breached the terms and conditions, you shall not be entitled to the refund of any unused portion of fees or payments (if any).

7billionideas may restrict, suspend or terminate the account of any user who they believe abuses or misuses the services provided by 7billionideas.Com. Upon the termination of your 7billionideas account, you lose access to the services.

Accounts & Deletion

We understand that our users situations might change over time and wish for their account to be deleted. If you would like to do this, please contact the 7billionideas team through the website and will endeavour to help in these situations.

Limitation on liability

In no event shall 7billionideas be liable to you or any third party for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, including, without limitation, lost profit damages arising from your use of 7billionideas or linked services, even if 7billionideas has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, 7billionidea's liability to you for any cause whatsoever and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to the amount paid, if any, by you to 7billionideas for the 7billionideas services during the term of membership.

Data Security

7billionideas takes the security of data very seriously. Data is captured to help provide the generic statistics to our users on their stats page. This is further explained in a pop up feature when you register. Data is secured on a 7billionideas database and is not distributed in any way. 7billionideas will only use this data to provide generic statistics around the platform in our marketing discussions e.g. 57% of our users are men, we have ‘x’ amount of women over the age of 50 using the platform.

Marketing

7billionideas retains the right to use our user’s names and their ideas in our marketing messages to promote the platform and highlight the interesting user generated content. 7billionideas has the right to use any content posted, included our users name/profile pictures in our marketing information. We must stress – We will not be re-selling ideas. Our purpose is to inspire action.

Age Restrictions

7billionideas is an open social media platform to everyone over the age of 13. Globally anyone can sign up from many different walks of life. In effort to keep our content interesting to all users and of high quality, 7billionideas has imposed an age restriction of 13 and above in line with many other social media networks. This is also to help protect minors from any ideas which might contain adult content or indeed comments/ideas which might be offensive that have not yet been reported by our 7billionideas users or deleted by 7billionideas. This is also implemented to prevent users signing up who do not understand the platforms vision and using it in a incorrect way, effecting our other users. 7billionideas encourages people off all ages to develop and work on their ideas, but believe that minors should be careful about their activity online. To add, 7billionideas will not tolerate any perceived bullying on our platform. This will lead to an official warning or indeed automatic deletion.

Group Profiles

7billionideas has now included group profiles which is a separate login in process. 7billionideas has the right to deny any group. All applications shall be reviewed upon receipt with no guarantee of a speedy or indeed a successful approval. 7billionideas is keen to keep the integrity of the platform to the highest level and this will come into consideration. 7billionideas has the right to limit the amount of ideas posted by a group, the frequency of posts and the amounts of likes/dislikes and comments a group can make. To apply for a group, an administrator will have to be nominated who must have permission of the group or business they represent. 7billionideas is not responsible for false identity. If a group feels they are being mis-represented on the website, they must contact 7billionideas through the website and 7billionideas will review the situation immediately. Miss-representation is something 7billionideas takes very seriously.

Success Stories

7billionideas has a success stories section on our website. This highlights stories submitted by our users and edited by 7billionideas where users or groups have been inspired to act on ideas they’ve shared or not shared on the platform. 7billionideas has the right to edit all success stories and our users have the right to submit any success story for a review by 7billionideas. 7billionideas will then always hold the decision on whether or not it will be published. We encourage success stories to be submitted as this is our purpose. If a user wishes that a success story is removed after it has been published, they must contact 7billionideas to raise their concerns and it will be reviewed. 7billionideas may publish a success story making reference to a users name without their permission. Only positive stories will be posted.

Advertising

A user deemed to be seen to advertising a company, website, forum or a product/service that 7billionideas disapproves off will see all comments/ideas deleted and they will receive a warning from 7billionideas. If they persist, they will be deleted. 7billionideas is an ideas platform, not an advertising platform.

Reporting

7billionideas has introduced a reporting feature for users to be able to flag up ideas or comments they believe are either not an idea or are rude. 7billionideas reviews every report. 7billionideas does not need to make acknowledgement of the report unless a user writes to enquiry@7billionideas.com and asks for it. 7billionideas will then make a decision on what the action should be. 7billionideas would like to thank it’s users for helping to keep 7billionideas the platform we envisage it becoming – fun, thoughtful, creative and clean from abuse or rudeness.

Privacy Policy

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Competition

  1. All prizes are subject to availability and 7billionideas reserves the right to replace the prize with an alternative product or colour of equal or higher value if necessary at the promoters' discretion.
  2. No purchase necessary.
  3. Prize draws and competitions are only open users aged 16 years or over.
  4. The promotions are not open to employees of 7billionideas (every Friday and Sunday)
  5. Winner(s) will be selected at random after the closing date by an independent judge from all entries received. The judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  6. Winner(s) will be notified by email (using the details provided at entry) within 1 week of the closing date. Following such notification, the winner will be required to send 7billionideas full details of their postal address to which the Prize will be delivered (if applicable).
  7. If 7billionideas cannot: (i) contact the winner (via the details provided at the date of entry) within a reasonable period of time (to be established at the sole discretion of 7billionideas); or (ii) the winner does not return details of its postal address to 7billionideas within 14 days of notification that they have won the Prize, 7billionideas reserves the right to re-draw a winner of the Prize Promotion and thereafter until a winner on these terms is found.
  8. Please allow 28 days for delivery of the Prize. 7billionideas accepts no responsibility for the Prize being lost, damaged or delayed in the post or thereafter. Replacements will not be issued.
  9. The prize will be selected by 7billionideas, is not exchangeable for another prize and no cash alternative is available.
  10. By entering any of 7billionideas online prize draws and competitions you agree to having your name, details and photo published online or in a social media post of 7billionideas’ prize draws and competitions.
  11. Free UK postage (non UK resident winner(s) will have to standard shipping fee.

 

Terms and Conditions Change History

  1. Version 1 – 30th March 2012 – Initial Version
  2. Version 2 – 28th September 2012 – Changes: Re-enforcement that you can not act as someone you or not or represent a group that you have not had their approval for (Point 7 of ‘Protecting Other Peoples Rights’). Sentence added to encourage users to keep a copy of their ideas (Service is available ‘as-in’). Age Restrictions, Marketing, Group Profiles, Data Security, Success Stories and Accounts & Deletion sections added.
  3. Version 3 – 16th May 2013 – Changes: Updated advertising comments. Introduction of the ‘Competitions’ section. Additional line added to the ‘Age restrictions’ section to address any potential issues around bullying. 'Reporting' section added.
  4. Version 4 - Competition terms and conditions updated. 

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