This document outlines what constitutes acceptable use of the thestraighten.com web site, it’s associated web services, and server infrastructure. It also covers our content moderation policy and what you can expect regarding performance and availability.
If you have questions about what you are legally permitted to do with content found on this web site, please consult our Copyright Policy.
This web site is intended to be accessed via standard web browser software such as the ones present on our Compatible Browsers section, and similar products via direct interaction by a human. With the exception of publicly accessible RSS feeds provided in XML format, the web site and its associated files are not meant to be accessed via any automated means such as by scripts or bots or automated applications.
Be aware that if you utilize an automated means of accessing or downloading this web site, in whole or in part, your access to the site may be prevented, terminated, delayed, or slowed either temporarily or permanently, especially if you attempt to download too many large files simultaneously. This is necessary in order to protect the user-experience of the web site for those who access it in the manner envisioned by it’s authors.
Please understand that automated access to the site, via scripts, bots, or other similar means can have the effect of seriously degrading the performance of the web site or incurring significant additional costs to its operators without sufficient revenue generated to cover those costs. Keep in mind, that even minor infractions against this policy can have a large negative effect when combined with similar actions by other users.
We ask that you respect the above guidelines so that we may continue to offer the web site as a free resource to the world. We prefer to use our resources, both human and financial, to improve and expand the features and content of the web site. Your cooperation is essential.
Direct hyperlinking to images and other large files hosted by thestraighten.com is strictly prohibited without our permission. You may of course link directly to individual HTML or XML based web pages. Direct linking to our small preview images is permitted but not guaranteed.
With the exception of publicly available RSS feeds in XML format, no files or services hosted on this web site are to be integrated into any other online service or application without the expressed written permission of the operators of this web site.
thestraighten.com is a community supported web site, relying on its user community for the bulk of its primary content. Currently we accept content submissions in the form of desktop wallpapers. In order to maintain the quality of our content offerings, only a subset of submissions are selected to be published to publicly accessible portions of the web site.
Some of thestraighten.com’s content may be commented on publicly, with user-submitted text appearing directly on the site, associated with the appropriate content. It is the intention of the operators and architects of this site that the commenting feature be used only for constructive feedback and other discussions directly related to the content in question. It is not to be used for personal insults, explicit or implied, off-topic discussions, racially or culturally insensitive material, sexual content, or other material not suited for a family audience including small children. Additionally, we ask that personally identifiable information not be posted to the web site, regardless of whether it pertains to yourself or another individual. Children under the age of 13 shall only post comments or other content under the supervision of a parent, guardian, or other responsible adult.
We reserve the right to moderate the content posted on thestraighten.com, both during and after the submission process. The moderators may delete or edit content at any time, manually or via automated means including the use of user-generated data to determine what is and is not acceptable to our audience. Moderation criteria may vary over time.
The operators of the web site make a reasonable attempt to maintain the availability and performance of thestraighten.com and its associated services. However, uptime and accessibility cannot be guaranteed. The web site may occasionally be inaccessible, in whole or in part, due to planned or emergency maintenance, feature upgrades, bug fixes, server migrations, hardware upgrades and failures, or simply to prevent unauthorized use, hacking, or exploitation of the web site, or its resources.
thestraighten.com, its owners, employees, contractors, and partners shall not be held legally liable or financially responsible for any loss, damage, or injury incurred as a result of the use or existence of thestraighten.com, its associated sites, content, services or infrastructure.
That being said, if you have any concerns about the web site, please make them known to the operators via Contact us link.
Terms of Service
Last updated: August 03, 2016
Please read these Terms of Service (“Terms”, “Terms of Service”) carefully before using the https://thestraighten.com website (the “Service”) operated by thestraighten.com (“us”, “we”, or “our”).
Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned upon your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who wish to access or use the Service.
By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you do not have permission to access the Service.
Our Service allows you to post, link, store, share and otherwise make available certain information, text, graphics, videos, or other material (“Content”). You are responsible for the Content that you post on or through the Service, including its legality, reliability, and appropriateness.
By posting Content on or through the Service, You represent and warrant that: (i) the Content is yours (you own it) and/or you have the right to use it and the right to grant us the rights and license as provided in these Terms, and (ii) that the posting of your Content on or through the Service does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person or entity. We reserve the right to terminate the account of anyone found to be infringing on a copyright.
You retain any and all of your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or through the Service and you are responsible for protecting those rights. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for Content you or any third party posts on or through the Service. However, by posting Content using the Service you grant us the right and license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Content on and through the Service. You agree that this license includes the right for us to make your Content available to other users of the Service, who may also use your Content subject to these Terms.
thestraighten.com has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit all Content provided by users.
When you create an account with us, you guarantee that you are above the age of 18, and that the information you provide us is accurate, complete, and current at all times. Inaccurate, incomplete, or obsolete information may result in the immediate termination of your account on the Service.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, including but not limited to the restriction of access to your computer and/or account. You agree to accept responsibility for any and all activities or actions that occur under your account and/or password, whether your password is with our Service or a third-party service. You must notify us immediately upon becoming aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.
You may not use as a username the name of another person or entity or that is not lawfully available for use, a name or trademark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you, without appropriate authorization. You may not use as a username any name that is offensive, vulgar or obscene.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others. It is our policy to respond to any claim that Content posted on the Service infringes on the copyright or other intellectual property rights (“Infringement”) of any person or entity.
If you are a copyright owner, or authorized on behalf of one, and you believe that the copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please submit your claim via email to [email protected], with the subject line: “Copyright Infringement” and include in your claim a detailed description of the alleged Infringement as detailed below, under “DMCA Notice and Procedure for Copyright Infringement Claims”
You may be held accountable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) for misrepresentation or bad-faith claims on the infringement of any Content found on and/or through the Service on your copyright.
DMCA Notice and Procedure for Copyright Infringement Claims
You may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):
- an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright’s interest;
- a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, including the URL (i.e., web page address) of the location where the copyrighted work exists or a copy of the copyrighted work;
- identification of the URL or other specific location on the Service where the material that you claim is infringing is located;
- your address, telephone number, and email address;
- a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
You can contact our Copyright Agent via email at [email protected]
Links To Other Web Sites
Our Service may contain links to third party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by thestraighten.com.
thestraighten.com has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. We do not warrant the offerings of any of these entities/individuals or their websites.
You acknowledge and agree that thestraighten.com 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 use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such third party web sites or services.
We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third party web sites or services that you visit.
We may terminate or suspend your account and bar access to the Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, under our sole discretion, for any reason whatsoever and without limitation, including but not limited to a breach of the Terms.
If you wish to terminate your account, you may simply discontinue using the Service.
All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Turkish without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have had between us regarding the Service.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material we will provide at least 30 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.
By continuing to access or use our Service after any revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, you are no longer authorized to use the Service.
If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.