256 Kilobytes

Terms of Service

For information on stored data, reference the privacy policy.

Definitions

The following terms and conditions (“Terms”) govern all use of the 256 Kilobytes website and all content, services, and products available at or through the website (taken together, our “Services”). By using our products and services, viewing any information and/or content published by 256 Kilobytes, and when you, the user, contribute information including but not limited to forum posts, articles, edits to wikis, and comments, you agree that you have read, understand, and agree to abide by our public terms of service and privacy policy.

The company reserves the right to modify these terms at any time. It is the user’s responsibility to familiarize yourself with and adhere to these policies.

If further information is needed about the Website, Company, or Services, the company should be contacted as indicated on the staff page.

Copyright

All content, logos, code, and other materials that are displayed publicly on the 256 Kilobytes website are the intellectual property of 256 Kilobytes.

Exceptions apply to user-generated content (as described below).

User-Submitted Code

By posting on this website, you agree that any code snippets posted are available to the public under the terms of the WTFPL license. A copy of these terms is shown below:

PUBLIC LICENSE TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR COPYING, DISTRIBUTION AND MODIFICATION

  1. You just DO WHAT THE FUCK YOU WANT TO.

This means that you agree that any code posted shall be free to use and modify--including for commercial purposes--by anyone for any purpose, and that such use includes no requirement for attribution.

User-Generated Content

By submitting content to the website in any form, including, but not limited to, articles, forum posts, comments, edits to wikis, and user account settings and bios, you irrevocably grant 256 Kilobytes with the non-exclusive right to distribute, edit, access, and otherwise use such content.

These rights may be used for commercial purposes free of royalties and without monetary or other compensation. These rights apply even in the case that the submitted content has been deleted or removed from the 256 Kilobytes website.

These rights are non-exclusive. Users are free to use and publish their submitted content elsewhere.

Age Requirements for Use of the Website

To access the 256 Kilobytes website, to create an account, or to otherwise use any of services or materials associated with 256 Kilobytes, you must meet the following age requirements:

  • If you are located in the United States, you must be at least 13 years of age.
  • If you are located in the European Union, you must be at least 16 years of age.

If you do not meet these age requirements, you must not use the website or any associated services. Further, you must not provide 256 Kilobytes with any personal information.

Prohibited Activity

The following activity is prohibited:

  • Any and all criminal activity
  • The posting of spam and/or any other other intrusive content.
  • Sending unsolicited advertisements or other commercial messages to other users via the 256 Kilobytes platform, including by private message.   
  • Any material that interferes with normal operation or use of the website.

This list is non-exhaustive. The company may bar any activity at its sole discretion.

Company Response to Prohibited Activity

In the case that users engage in such prohibited activity, the company reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary including, but not limited to:

  • Deleting, editing, relocating, or otherwise modifying the infringing material
  • Banning, deleting, or otherwise restricting access or permissions for user accounts associated with such infringement
  • In the case that 256 Kilobytes has a good faith reason to believe that activity has occurred that is in violation of civil or criminal law, the company may pursue legal action at its discretion, including providing evidence of such activity to relevant law enforcement agencies.

This list is non-exhaustive and the company may take any action deemed appropriate at its sole discretion.

Disclaimers

Disclaimer of Liability

The website is available to users as-is. The company does not guarantee that the website will meet particular guidelines or requirements. We shall not be held liable for harms caused by changes made to the website. We shall not be held liable for harms caused in the case that the website is unavailable due to disruption of service or other issues.

The company is not responsible or liable to you or to any other entities for issues pertaining to use of the website and any associated services. The website is not liable for harms due to events outside of our reasonable control, nor shall the company be held responsible for unforeseeable damages and losses. This includes injuries and damages associated or connected to usage of our services and technological issues related to using our services.

This disclaimer of liability is not intended to limit, restrict, or exclude liability that cannot be limited or excluded by law. This includes liability such as liability for death or injury due to negligence and liability due to fraudulent misrepresentation.

Hold Harmless

Through the use of the website and/or through any contracts made with the company, you agree to hold 256 Kilobytes, our employees, contractors, shareholders, moderators, administrators, authors, contributors, users, the website, our partners and affiliates, and others involved with the company harmless.

None of these entities shall be considered liable or responsible for harms caused because of unauthorized, inappropriate, illegal, irresponsible, unethical, prohibited, or otherwise wrongful usage of our services. You are fully responsible for harms that arise because of such improper use.

You shall hold the company and the other entities listed as being harmless from claims, lawsuits, demands, attorney's fees, and other such harms.

Warranty Disclaimer

256 Kilobytes does not provide any warranties related to the website and the materials therein, expressly or implied, arising by law or otherwise. This includes, but is not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement or any implied warranty arising out of course of performance, course of dealing, or usage of trade.

Further, no warranties are provided with regards to the continued operation of service of the website. Continued and uninterrupted operation of the Website is not guaranteed.

Advertisements and Affiliate Disclosure

256 Kilobytes is funded in part by advertising deals, as well as commission-based sales for goods and services. These advertisements are labeled where shown on the website in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.

Reporting Abuse or Violations of Your Rights

Copyright and/or Trademark Infringement

In the case that you have a good faith reason to believe that content hosted on the 256 Kilobytes website is in violation of your copyright and/or trademark rights, contact the company as indicated on the staff page.

To ensure your claim can be handled expediently and accurately, when submitting a copyright claim, include:

  • Your full contact information.
  • A description of the material for which you hold the copyright.
  • A description of the material that you are asserting is in violation of your rights, as well as a link to the URL at which the material can be located.
  • A written assertion that you have a good faith reason to believe that your rights are being violated, that your submitted claim is accurate, and that--under penalty of perjury--you are the copyright owner or are an agent authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

Other Infringements of Your Rights

To report other infringements of your rights, such as violations of laws regarding defamation, contact the company as indicated on the staff page. Please include a copy of information comparable to what is requested for copyright claims (as outlined above).

Fair Use

Note that under fair use doctrine, limited use of unlicensed works is permitted in certain circumstances. As outlined by the U.S. Copyright Office, this is dependent on factors including considerations regarding:

  • [The] purpose and character of the use, including whether the use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes
  • [The] nature of the copyrighted work
  • [The] amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole
  • [The] effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work

Note: More information on fair use doctrine can be found at the following URL titled “More Information on Fair Use,” provided courtesy of the U.S. Copyright Office:

256 Kilobytes is a Platform

Note that the 256 Kilobytes website is a publicly accessible platform subject to and protected by--among other legislation--47 U.S. Code § 230, which dictates that:

“No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall not be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”

Note: A copy of the full text of 47 U.S. Code § 230 - Protection for private blocking and screening of offensive material can be found at the following URL, courtesy of Cornell University: