Terms of Service

Terms of Service

The WhatInfo.net website (the “Website”) is operated by WhatInfo.net (“What Info”). These Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”) set forth the terms and conditions under which you are certified to use the Website. To the extent rules or guidelines affecting your use of the Website are found on other pages of the Website, those rules and guidelines are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use. By using the Website you (hereinafter either “you” or “User”) agree to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you may not use this Website.

As a condition of your right to use and contribute to the Website, you signify that you are of legal age to enter into a binding contract or that you have the permission of your parent or legal guardian to use and contribute to this Website, and that you are not a person barred from visiting the Website and retrieving the Content under the laws of the United States or your country.

1. Description of Service

The What Info website features vast assortments of intellectual property (set forth herein as “IP”) content, including but not limited to, articles, information, photos, audio, video, comments, and other content (collectively “Content“). When any new Content, services, or features are added to the Website in the future, they will also be subject to these Terms of Use.

2. Adjustments and Interruption to the Website

WhatInfo.net reserves the right to modify or discontinue all or any portion of the Website with or without notice to you. WhatInfo.net, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, other related entities, successors in interest of the foregoing, sponsors, content providers, service providers, licensors, and its or their respective officers, directors, employees or agents (collectively, the “WhatInfo.net Parties“) will not be liable to you or any third party should WhatInfo.ne exercise such right. You acknowledge and accept that WhatInfo.net does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to the Website, that operation of the Website will not be uninterrupted or error free, and that usage of our Website may be interfered with or adversely affected by numerous factors or circumstances outside of our control.

3. Registration on Our Website

If you wish to register on our Website (to become an active contributor, to partake in our community features, or otherwise) you agree to provide accurate, current and complete personal data and information about yourself (such as name, age, email address, etc.) as required by the applicable WhatInfo.net registration form, and you agree that you will update such data to keep it accurate, current and complete. WhatInfo.net reserves the right to suspend or terminate your use of the Website if it discovers, or has a reasonable basis to believe that any of the information you have provided is inaccurate, incomplete or untrue. If you obtain a username and password from this Website, you may not share your username and password with any other person or authorize any other person to use your username and password. You are accountable for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password and are fully accountable for all activities that occur under your username and password. You agree to notify WhatInfo.net straightaway of any known or suspected uncertified use of your username and password or any other breach of security. WhatInfo.net will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect the confidentiality of your username and password.

4. User-Submitted Content

Any Content uploaded, posted, submitted, or otherwise made available by individual users of the Website, including without limitation articles or other submissions by Active contributors, comments to articles, classified or self-service advertisements, or other Content which does not originate with WhatInfo.net(“User Content“), is the sole culpability of the person who made such User Content available on the Website. Under no circumstances will WhatInfo.net be liable in any way for any User Content made available through this Website by you or any third party.

Since WhatInfo.net does not control the User Content posted on the Website, it does not guarantee the truthfulness, brevity, suitability, or quality of that User Content, and it does not endorse such User Content. You also agree and recognize that by accessing the Website, you may encounter Content that you may consider to be objectionable. WhatInfo.net has no culpability for any User Content, including without limitation any errors or omissions therein. The WhatInfo.net Parties are not liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of any User Content on the Website.

User Content is owned by the author thereof, and WhatInfo.net does not claim ownership of original works created and posted by individual visitors to this Website. However, by uploading, posting, transmitting or otherwise making any User Content available on or through this Website, you are granting WhatInfo.net, and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and other related entities an irrevocable, nonexclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, transferrable, worldwide license to copy, reproduce, modify, publish, display, distribute publicly, perform, exploit, and prepare derivative works of such User Content (including your name, image, likeness, or information you have made publicly available in connection therewith) in any manner, media or format now existing or hereafter devised, without any moral duty of notice, attribution or compensation to you.

WhatInfo.net reserves the right (but has no moral duty) in its sole discretion to pre-screen, edit, refuse, move or remove any Content that is posted on the Website. You agree that the exercise by WhatInfo.net of such discretion shall not convert or transform User Content to Content owned or provided by WhatInfo.net, and the user who made such User Content available on the Website will retain ownership thereof as described below.

5. Prohibited Content and Activities

You agree that you will not post to the Website, or use the Website to transmit or make available any content that:

  • violates any laws or regulations, contains any threats, is abusive, tortious, harassing, vulgar, obscene, indecent, violates any person’s rights of privacy or publicity, is defamatory, libelous, hateful, contains any disparaging statements or opinions regarding racial, gender or ethnic background, or is otherwise objectionable;
  • infringes any IP rights of any party, including, but not limited to any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights;
  • contains any private information about an identifiable person without that person’s permission, or any content soliciting any personal or private information from any individual;
  • you know or have reason to know is false, misleading, or fraudulent;
  • you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information or proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
  • contains any uncertified advertising, promotional materials, or material which can be characterized as “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” “Ponzi schemes” or similar material, any request for or solicitation of money, goods, or services for private gain, or any information (other than advertisements approved by WhatInfo.net) posted primarily for advertising, promotional, or other commercial purposes;
  • incorporates within it any software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs whose purpose or function is to interrupt, destroy or otherwise impair the operability of any software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  • contains links to any websites containing content violating any of the foregoing requirements, or links to any websites for purposes of disrupting the operations of such website, harassing the owners of such website, or other objectionable or illegal purposes.

You further agree not to use the Website to:

  • engage in any click fraud or other unethical means of receiving payment based on any Content posted to our Website (including without limitation payment to third parties for non-human traffic to any Content on our Website);
  • engage in any conduct which might be harmful to any individual;
  • impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise signify your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • engage in or facilitate any conduct that is deemed, or found by any court or similar agency, to constitute “stalking” or otherwise harassing conduct aimed at another person or entity;
  • engage in or transmit any material that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law or regulation.

In addition, you are prohibited from interfering with or disrupting the Website, or servers or networks connected thereto.

Certain contributors to our Website (Active contributors or individuals who post content in our community or otherwise) may choose to have their email address visible on the Website. Users of the Website are prohibited from using those email addresses for any purpose other than to contact the individual to communicate about the Content he/she has posted on our Website. You may not contact any Active contributors or other contributors to our Website for any commercial purpose, whether by email, through posts in our community, or otherwise in any manner through this Website, without obtaining the prior written permission of WhatInfo.net. You are prohibited from sending email communications to groups of individuals through our Website, and are only permitted to email Active contributors or other users of our Website on an individual basis.

6. Providing Feedback to WhatInfo.net

We welcome your comments and feedback about our Website. All information and materials submitted to WhatInfo.net through this Website or otherwise, such as any comments, feedback, ideas, questions, designs, data or the like regarding or relating to the Website or the business of WhatInfo.net (collectively, “Feedback”), will be considered NON-CONFIDENTIAL and NON-PROPRIETARY with regard to you, but WhatInfo.net reserves the right to treat any such Feedback as the confidential information of WhatInfo.net.

By submitting Feedback to WhatInfo.net, you assign to the WhatInfo.net Parties, free of charge, all worldwide rights, title and interest in all copyrights and other IP rights in such Feedback. The WhatInfo.net Parties will be entitled to use any Feedback you submit, and any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any such Feedback, for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products and services using such Feedback without restriction and without compensating you in any way. You are accountable for the information and other Content contained in any Feedback you submit to us, including, without limitation, its truthfulness and accuracy.

7. Disclaimer Regarding Accuracy of Content

Much of the Content on the Website, including without limitation User Content, has been provided by or obtained from parties other than WhatInfo.net. For example, content posted by “Active contributors” on our Website is written solely by the Active contributors (who are independent third parties, not employees of WhatInfo.net, and not under the control or direction of WhatInfo.net) and is posted to the Website by the Active contributors without review by WhatInfo.net. WhatInfo.net makes no promises or warranties as to the accuracy or reliability of any Content on the Website created or provided by third parties (including without limitation Active contributors). WhatInfo.net makes no warranties or promises whatsoever with regard to any product or service provided or offered by any vendor on the Website (including without limitation advertisers on the Website and individuals or entities placing classified advertisements on the Website) and you acknowledge that any reliance on promises and warranties provided by any party other than WhatInfo.net shall be at your own risk. You expressly agree to hold WhatInfo.net harmless for any claims of damage arising from any information, advice, product or service provided or promoted by any third party, including without limitation the active contributors.

Unless otherwise stated on this website, opinions expressed on this website are those of independent third party “active contributors” or other contributors to our website, and not of whatinfo.net, and are not endorsed by any of the whatinfo.net parties. Information available on this website should not be substituted for professional advice, and you are advised to consult your health care provider or other professional as applicable before engaging in any exercise program, medical treatment, diet modification, or taking any other course of action that could potentially impact your health, financial interests, or well-being in any other manner.

8. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by law, the whatinfo.net parties expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express, implied or statutory, including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement.

You expressly recognize and agree that your use of this website is at your sole risk. This website and all content, products and services offered through this website are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. The whatinfo.net parties are not accountable for the timeliness of delivery of content, any failures of delivery, or erroneous deletion or failure to store any of your personal settings or communications.

Under no circumstances, will the whatinfo.net parties be liable under any circumstances to you or to any person or entity claiming through you for any loss, injury, liability, damage or damages arising out of or in connection with your access to, use of, inability to use, or reliance on this website or any content, product or service provided to you through or in connection with this website. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all losses and damages of any kind whatsoever, whether direct or indirect, general, special, incidental, consequential, exemplary or otherwise, including without limitation, loss of data, goodwill, revenue or profits. This limitation of liability applies whether the alleged liability is based on contract, negligence, tort, strict liability or any other basis; even if an certified authority of any whatinfo.net party has been advised of or should have known of the possibility of such damages; and without regard to the success or effectiveness of other remedies.

If any part of this limitation of liability is found to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, then the aggregate liability of the whatinfo.net parties under such circumstances to you or any person or entity claiming through you for liabilities that otherwise would have been limited will not exceed one hundred dollars.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for certain types of damages. Accordingly, some of the above disclaimers of warranties and limitations of liability may not apply to you.

9. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold the WhatInfo.net Parties harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Website, including without limitation your actual or alleged violation of these Terms of Use, or infringement of a third party’s IP or other rights by you or another user of the Website using your computer or account

10. Copyright and Trademark Information

Copyrights in Content included or available on this Website (including without limitation Website design, text, graphics, interfaces, and the selection and arrangements thereof) are owned by WhatInfo.net or its licensors, with all rights reserved, and the Content is protected by the IP rights of those owners. Any use of Content on the Website, including without limitation reproduction for purposes other than those noted above, modification, distribution, or replication, any form of data extraction or data mining, or other commercial exploitation of any kind, without prior written permission of an certified officer of WhatInfo.net, is strictly prohibited. With the exception of search engines, you agree that you will not use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the Content contained therein without prior written permission of a certified officer of WhatInfo.net.

You may use the Content solely for your personal, non-commercial use, except that a commercial website is permitted to link to the Website provided that the website page on which such feeds or links are featured must be accessible to the general public and not provided through a subscription service or for a fee, unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing by WhatInfo.net. You may download or print a single copy of any portion of the Content solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from such Content. You may not use, republish, retransmit, reproduce, distribute, or otherwise make available any Content owned by any third parties which is available on WhatInfo.net, without the express consent of those third parties. All Content which qualifies for protection under Federal Copyright Law under the laws of the United States is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal Court System, whether registered or unregistered. Based on the presence of this notice of copyright ownership, any infringement of the protected Content of this Website will be deemed by WhatInfo.net to be an intentional infringement.

All trademarks displayed on the Website are the trademarks of their respective owners, and constitute neither an endorsement nor a recommendation of such parties. In addition, such use of trademarks or links to the websites of third parties is not intended to imply, directly or indirectly, that those third parties endorse or have any affiliation with WhatInfo.net.

11. Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement

In the event that you find Content posted on the Website which is believed to be an infringement of the copyright ownership or other IP rights of you or any third party, you are requested to straightaway contact WhatInfo.net’s Copyright Agent as described below. To report any alleged infringement, please contact us in writing by providing a signed statement containing the following information pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”):

  1. your name, address, telephone number, and email address, and if you are acting on behalf of the owner of the IP, the name of the owner;
  2. a statement, made under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner of the copyright or are certified to act on behalf of the owner;
  3. a detailed description of the copyrighted work or other IP that you claim has been infringed;
  4. if your claim is based on a registered work, the registration number, and the date of issuance of the registration;
  5. a description of the infringing material and the URL where such material is located on the Website, or a description of where on our Website you found such material;
  6. your written statement that you believe, in good faith, that the use of the work on our Website has not been certified by the true owner of the work, its agent, or as a matter of law; and
  7. a statement that all of the information you have provided is true.

Please send your notice of alleged infringement to:

By Mail addressed to:

Copyright Agent
607 ½ S Indiana Ave
Kokomo, IN 46901
E-mail: tips@whatinfo.net

In accordance with the DMCA, it is the policy of WhatInfo.net to terminate use of our Website by repeat infringers in appropriate circumstances.

12. Links to the Website and RSS Feeds

Unless otherwise prohibited under these Terms of Use, you are granted a license to create hyperlinks to Content on the Website, provided that the hyperlink accurately describes the Content as it appears on the Website. You are further granted a license to implement the RSS feeds offered by our Website, in the manner described on our Website. RSS feeds include the headline and only a preview introduction to an article. Display of the RSS feed articles is limited to the content provided through the RSS feed and must link directly to the article on the WhatInfo.net website without requiring any additional clicks. The RSS feed license use is limited to personal, desktop viewing purposes. Users are prohibited from separately downloading any photos included in the RSS feed and are prohibited from reproducing, redistributing or reposting any RSS feeds. WhatInfo.net reserves the right to revoke these licenses generally, or your right to use specific links or RSS feeds, at any time, with or without cause. Under no circumstances may you “frame” the Website or any of its Content or copy portions of the Website to a server, except as part of an Internet service provider’s incidental caching of pages. When a page of our Website is accessed from a link (including RSS feeds) featured on your website, each page within our Website must be displayed in full (including all trademarks, branding, advertising and promotional materials), without any accompanying frame, border, margin, design, branding, trademark, advertising, or promotional materials not originally displayed on the page within the Website.

13. Mobile Devices

If you access the versions of our Website or Content designed for use on mobile devices, you recognize that your mobile carrier’s standard charges will apply. If you use our Website to send any Content to a friend’s mobile device, you recognize that your friend may incur standard messaging charges according to your friend’s mobile plan.

14. Advertisements

Submission of an advertisement for publication on our Website does not constitute a commitment on the part of WhatInfo.net to publish the advertisement, and publication of an advertisement does not constitute an agreement from WhatInfo.net for continued publication. WhatInfo.net reserves the right to edit, reclassify, revise, reject or cancel any advertisement at any time, in its sole discretion. Rates and specifications are subject to change. Advertisements purchased on our website may be subject to their own applicable terms and conditions.

15. Terminating Permission to Use Our Website

We reserve the right to terminate your access to or use of our Website for any reason or no reason, in our sole discretion, with or without notice to you. In addition, pursuant to the DMCA, it is our policy to terminate use of our Website by repeat infringers in appropriate circumstances (including Active contributors or other users who have posted Content to our Website). You agree that the WhatInfo.net Parties will have no liability to you or any third party with regard to such termination. We reserve the right to feature any Content you have posted to our Website on our Website in perpetuity, even after we terminate your right or ability to access or use our Website.

16. Third Party Websites

Our Website may include links to other websites on the Internet that are owned and operated by third parties. We are not accountable for the content located on or the practices of, any third party website. Your use of those third party websites is subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of each website, and we are not accountable for the actions of these websites. We encourage our users to review the terms of use and privacy policies of third parties’ websites.

17. User Disputes

You are solely accountable for your postings on our Website and any disputes you may encounter with other users of our Website as a result of such postings or otherwise. WhatInfo.net has no moral duty to become involved in or resolve any disputes between users of our Website (whether Active contributors or other users). However, WhatInfo.net reserves the right to take any actions it deems appropriate with regard to such disputes.

18. Compliance with Laws

You assume all knowledge of applicable law and you are accountable for compliance with any such laws. You may not use the Website in any way that violates applicable state, federal, or international laws, regulations or other government requirements.

19. Other Terms

We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, alter, or update these Terms of Use without prior notice, and any revisions will be posted on this page. You are encouraged to check the Website regularly for changes to the Terms of Use. Adjustments shall become effective straightaway upon being posted at the Website, without further notice to you. Your continued use of the Website after such adjustments are posted establishes an acknowledgement and acceptance of such adjustments. Except as provided in this paragraph, these Terms of Use may not be amended.

Our Website is operated and governed in the State of Indiana. As such, we are subject to the laws of Indiana, and such laws will govern these Terms of Use, without giving effect to any choice of law rules. We make no promises that our Website is appropriate, legal or available for use outside of the continental United States. Accordingly, if you choose to admit yourself to our Website you agree to do so subject to the internal laws of Indiana. The state and federal courts of Indiana shall serve as the venue for any actions brought, or claims made, arising out of your use of this Website.

If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be unlawful, devoid or unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of these Terms of Use will remain valid and enforceable to the maximum extent of the law, and an enforceable provision as close as possible to the intent and economic effect of the invalid provision will be substituted therefor. You agree that these Terms of Use and any other agreements referenced herein may be assigned by WhatInfo.net, in our sole discretion, to a third party in the event of a merger or acquisition. You agree and recognize that these Terms of Use together with any other click-through agreements you may have entered with WhatInfo.net, constitute the entire agreement between you and WhatInfo.net regarding your use of the Website.

Any failure by WhatInfo.net to exercise its rights under these Terms of Use or to enforce the terms hereof shall not constitute a waiver of those rights. If any term of these Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, the parties agree that the court in any event should try to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and that all of the other provisions of these Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect.

You agree that notwithstanding of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action stemming out of or related to use of the Website or relating to the terms of these Terms of Use must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

This version of the WhatInfo.net Terms of Use is effective as of July 21, 2014