Terms of Use

Terms of Service

Last Updated: April 2016 


Blumble ("AllBlumble," "we," or "us") offers an online transcript editing and translation platform through its website located at AllBlumble.com (the "Blumble Site") and related domains, mobile applications, and desktop applications (collectively, the "Blumble Service," "Network"). By registering as a member or by using the Blumble Service in any way, you accept these Terms of Service ("Agreement"), which forms a binding agreement between you and Blumble. If you do not wish to be bound by this Agreement, do not use the Blumble Service.

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1. Access to the Blumble Service

Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Blumble may offer to provide the Services, as described more fully on the Network, and which are selected by User, solely for User’s own use, and not for the use or benefit of any third party. Services shall include, but not be limited to, any services Blumble performs for User, as well as the offering of any Content (as defined below) on the Network. Blumble may change, suspend or discontinue the Services at any time, including the availability of any feature, database, or Content. Blumble may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict User’s access to parts or all of the Services without notice or liability. Blumble reserves the right, at its discretion, to modify these Terms of Service at any time by posting revised Terms of Service on the Network and by providing notice via e-mail, where possible, or on the Network. User shall be responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any such modifications. Use of the Services by User following such modification constitutes User's acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement as modified.

User certifies to Blumble that User is an individual (i.e., not a corporate entity) at least 13 years of age. No one under the age of 13 may provide any personal information to or on Blumble (including, for example, a name, address, telephone number or email address). User also certifies that they are legally permitted to use the Services and access the Network, and takes full responsibility for the selection and use of the Services and access of the Network. This Agreement is void where prohibited by law, and the right to access the Network is revoked in such jurisdictions. Blumble makes no claim that the Network may be lawfully viewed or that Content may be downloaded outside of the United States. Access to the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If You access the Network from outside the United States, You do so at Your own risk and You are responsible for compliance with the laws of Your jurisdiction.

Blumble will use reasonable efforts to ensure that the Network and Services are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. However, there will be occasions when the Network and/or Services will be interrupted for maintenance, upgrades and repairs or due to failure of telecommunications links and equipment. Every reasonable step will be taken by Blumble to minimize such disruption where it is within Blumble’s reasonable control.

You agree that neither Blumble nor the Network will be liable in any event to You or any other party for any suspension, modification, discontinuance or lack of availability of the Network, the service, any User Content, or other Content. Blumble retains the right to create limits on use and storage in its sole discretion at any time with or without notice.

User shall be responsible for obtaining and maintaining any equipment or ancillary services needed to connect to, access the Network or otherwise use the Services, including, without limitation, modems, hardware, software, and long distance or local telephone service. User shall be responsible for ensuring that such equipment or ancillary services are compatible with the Services.

2. Network Content

The Network and its contents are intended solely for the use of the Network Users and may only be used in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. All materials displayed or performed on the Network, including, but not limited to text, graphics, logos, tools, photographs, images, illustrations, software or source code, audio and video, and animations (collectively, “Content”) (other than Content posted by User (“User Content”)) are the property of Blumble and/or third parties and are protected by United States and international copyright laws.

The Blumble API shall be used solely pursuant to the terms of the API Terms of Use.

All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to Blumble and/or third parties. User shall abide by all copyright notices, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Services.

The Network is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions, and other copyright laws. Other than as expressly set forth in this Agreement, User may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, upload, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce (except as provided in this Section), create derivative works based on, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit, any of the Content, software, materials, or Services in whole or in part.

User may download or copy the Content, and other items displayed on the Network for download, for personal use, provided that User maintains all copyright and other notices contained in such Content.

From time to time, Blumble may make available compilations of all the User Content on the Network (the “Creative Commons Data Dump”). The Creative Commons Data Dump is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license. By downloading The Creative Commons Data Dump, You agree to be bound by the terms of that license.

Any other downloading, copying, or storing any Content for other than personal, noncommercial use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from Blumble, or from the copyright holder identified in such Content's copyright notice. In the event You download software from the Network, the software, including any files, images incorporated in or generated by the software, and the data accompanying the software (collectively, the “Software”) is licensed to You by Blumble or third party licensors for Your personal, noncommercial use, and no title to the Software shall be transferred to You.

Blumble or third party licensors retain full and complete title to the Software and all intellectual property rights therein.

3. User Content

You agree that all User Content that You contribute to the Network is perpetually and irrevocably licensed to Blumble under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license. You grant Blumble the perpetual and irrevocable right and license to use, copy, cache, publish, display, distribute, modify, create derivative works and store such User Content and to allow others to do so in any medium now known or hereinafter developed (“Content License”) in order to provide the Services, even if such User Content has been contributed and subsequently removed by You. User warrants, represents and agrees User has the right to grant Blumble and the Network the rights set forth above. User represents, warrants and agrees that it will not contribute any User Content that (a) infringes, violates or otherwise interferes with any copyright or trademark of another party, (b) reveals any trade secret, unless User owns the trade secret or has the owner’s permission to post it, (c) infringes any intellectual property right of another or the privacy or publicity rights of another, (d) is libelous, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harassing, hateful, offensive or otherwise violates any law or right of any third party, (e) contains a virus, trojan horse, worm, time bomb or other computer programming routine or engine that is intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information, or (f) remains posted after User has been notified that such User Content violates any of sections (a) to (e) of this sentence. Blumble reserves the right to remove any User Content from the Network, re-post to the Network any User Content removed by any User or former User, suspend or terminate User’s right to use the Services at any time, or pursue any other remedy or relief available to Blumble and/or the Network under equity or law, for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such User Content or if Blumble is concerned that User may have breached the immediately preceding sentence), or for no reason at all.

In the event that You post or otherwise use User Content outside of the Network or Services, with the exception of content entirely created by You, You agree that You will follow the attribution rules of the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license as follows:

You will ensure that any such use of User Content visually displays or otherwise indicates the source of the User Content as coming from the Blumble Network. This requirement is satisfied with a discreet text blurb, or some other unobtrusive but clear visual indication.

You will ensure that any such Internet use of User Content includes a hyperlink directly to the original question on the source site on the Network (e.g., http://www.allBlumble.com/123456789)

You will ensure that any such Internet use of User Content Hyperlink directly to the Blumble domain, in standard HTML (i.e. not through a Tinyurl or other such indirect hyperlink, form of obfuscation or redirection), without any “nofollow” command or any other such means of avoiding detection by search engines, and visible even with JavaScript disabled.

4. Restrictions

User is responsible for all of its activity in connection with the Services and accessing the Network. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity or any use of the Services or Content in violation of this Agreement may be grounds for termination of User’s right to Services or to access the Network. User may not post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain password, account, or private information from any Network or Service user.

User is responsible for all of its activity in connection with the Services and accessing the Network. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity or any use of the Services or Content in violation of this Agreement may be grounds for termination of User’s right to Services or to access the Network. User may not post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain password, account, or private information from any Network or Service user.

Use of the Network or Services to violate the security of any computer network, crack passwords or security encryption codes, transfer or store illegal material including that are deemed threatening or obscene, or engage in any kind of illegal activity is expressly prohibited. Under no circumstances will User use the Network or the Service to (a) send unsolicited e-mails, bulk mail, spam or other materials to users of the Network or any other individual, (b) harass, threaten, stalk or abuse any person or party, including other users of the Network, (c) create a false identity or to impersonate another person, or (d) knowingly post any false, inaccurate or incomplete material.

5. Warranty disclaimer

Blumble has no special relationship with or fiduciary duty to User. User acknowledges that Blumble has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gains access to the Network; which Content User accesses via the Network; what effects the Content may have on User; how User may interpret or use the Content; or what actions User may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content. Much of the Content of the Network is provided by and is the responsibility of the user or User who posted the Content. Blumble does not monitor the Content of the Network and takes no responsibility for such Content. User releases Blumble from all liability for User having acquired or not acquired Content through the Network. The Network may contain, or direct User to sites containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. Blumble makes no representations concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Network, and Blumble will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Network.

Although Blumble and the Network will make reasonable efforts to store and preserve the material residing on the Network, neither Blumble nor the Network is responsible or liable in any way for the failure to store, preserve or access User Content or other materials you transmit or archive on the Network. You are strongly urged to take measures to preserve copies of any data, material, content or information you post or upload on the Network.

The Services, Content, Network and any Software are provided on an "as is" basis, without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. Blumble makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to the Network, the Services, including any representation or warranty that the use of the Network or Services will (a) be timely, uninterrupted or error-free or operate in combination with any other hardware, software, system or data, (b) meet your requirements or expectations, (c) be free from errors or that defects will be corrected, (d) be free of viruses or other harmful components. To the fullest extent allowed by law, Blumble disclaims any liability or responsibility for the accuracy, reliability, availability, completeness, legality or operability of the material or services provided on this Network. By using this Network, you acknowledge that Blumble is not responsible or liable for any harm resulting from (1) use of the Network; (2) downloading information contained on the Network including but not limited to downloads of content posted by Users; (3) unauthorized disclosure of images, information or data that results from the upload, download or storage of content posted by Users; (4) the temporary or permanent inability to access or retrieve any User Content from the Network, including, without limitation, harm caused by viruses, worms, trojan horses, or any similar contamination or destructive program.

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to User.

6. Third party websites

Users of the Network may gain access from the Network to third party sites on the Internet through hypertext or other computer links on the Network. Third party sites are not within the supervision or control of Blumble or the Network.

Unless explicitly otherwise provided, neither Blumble nor the Network make any representation or warranty whatsoever about any third party site that is linked to the Network, or endorse the products or services offered on such site. Blumble and the Network disclaim: (a) all responsibility and liability for content on third party websites and (b) any representations or warranties as to the security of any information (including, without limitation, credit card and other personal information) You might be requested to give any third party, and You hereby irrevocably waive any claim against the Network or Blumble with respect to such sites and third party content.

7. Registration and security

As a condition to using Services, User may be required to register with Blumble and select a password and profile name. User shall provide Blumble with accurate, complete, and updated registration information, including User’s e-mail address. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of this Agreement, which may result in immediate termination of User's account. User may not (a) select or use as a profile name a name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; or (b) use as a profile name a name subject to any rights of a person other than User without appropriate authorization.

Blumble reserves the right to refuse registration of, or cancel a profile name in its discretion. User shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of User's password. User is solely responsible for any use of or action taken under User’s password and accepts full responsibility for all activity conducted through User’s account and agrees to and hereby releases the Network and Blumble from any and all liability concerning such activity. User agrees to notify Blumble immediately of any actual or suspected loss, theft, or unauthorized use of User’s account or password. The Network will take reasonable security precautions when using the internet, telephone or other means to transport data or other communications, but expressly disclaims any and all liability for the accessing of any such data communications by unauthorized persons or entities.

8. Indemnity

User will indemnify and hold Blumble, its directors, officers, employees, agents, consultants, contractors, partners, vendors and service providers (including, without limitation, hosting and telecommunications providers) harmless, including costs and attorneys' fees, from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of User’s access to the Network, use of the Services, the violation of this Agreement by User, or the infringement by User, or any third party using the User's account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

9. Limitation of liability

In no event shall Blumble, its directors, officers, shareholders, employees, members, agents, consultants, contractors, partners, vendors and service providers (including, without limitation, hosting and telecommunications providers) be liable with respect to the Network or the Services for (a) any indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever; (b) damages for loss of use, profits, data, images, User Content or other intangibles; (c) damages for unauthorized use, non-performance of the Network, errors or omissions; or (d) damages related to downloading or posting Content. Blumble's and the Network's collective liability under this agreement shall be limited to three hundred United States Dollars. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to User.

10. Fees and payment

Some of the Services require payment of fees. All fees are stated in U.S. dollars. User shall pay all applicable fees, as described on the Network in connection with such Services selected by User, and any related taxes or additional charges. All fees are non-refundable unless expressly stated otherwise on the Network. User represents to Blumble that User is the authorized account holder or an authorized user of the chosen method of payment used to pay for the paid aspects of the Services. All fee-based Services and virtual goods are provided “AS IS” with no warranties of any kind. Blumble may modify and/or eliminate such fee-based Services at its discretion. User understands and agrees that the payment for virtual goods grants User a limited license to use the virtual goods as specified on the Network.

Blumble may change its prices at any time but will provide you reasonable notice of any such changes by posting the new prices on the Network and by sending you email notification. If you do not wish to pay the new prices, you may cancel the services prior to the change going into effect.

11. Termination

Either party may terminate the Services at any time by notifying the other party by any means. Blumble may also terminate or suspend any and all Services and access to the Network immediately, without prior notice or liability, if User breaches any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement. Upon termination of User's account, User’s right to use the Services, access the Network, and any Content will immediately cease. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, and limitations of liability. Termination of Your access to and use of the Network and the Services shall not relieve User of any obligations arising or accruing prior to such termination or limit any liability which User otherwise may have to Blumble or the Network, including without limitation any indemnification obligations contained herein.

12. Privacy

Please review our Privacy Policy, which governs the use of personal information on the Network and to which User agrees to be bound as a user of the Network.

13. Miscellaneous

This Agreement (including the Privacy Policy), as modified from time to time, constitutes the entire agreement between You, the Network and Blumble with respect to the subject matter hereof. This Agreement replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding the subject matter hereof. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. Blumble shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond Blumble’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. This Agreement is not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by User except with Blumble’s prior written consent. Blumble may assign this Agreement in whole or in part at any time without User’s consent. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of California without regard to the conflict of laws provisions thereof. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of this Agreement and User does not have any authority of any kind to bind Blumble in any respect whatsoever. Any notice to the Network that is required or permitted by this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed effective upon receipt, when sent by confirmed e-mail to team@allBlumble.com.

14. Copyright Policy

Blumble has adopted the following policy toward copyright infringement with respect to the Network in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Reporting Copyright Infringements

If You believe that content residing or accessible on the Network infringes a copyright, please send a notice of copyright infringement containing the following information to us by completing our DMCA form (all received notices will be posted in full to Chilling Effects Clearinghouse):

Identification of the work or material being infringed.

Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing, including its location, with sufficient detail so that Blumble is capable of finding and verifying its existence.

Contact information about the notifying party (the Notifying Party), including name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.

A statement that the Notifying Party has a good faith belief that the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or law.

A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided in the notice is accurate and that the Notifying Party is authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the copyright owner.

The Notifying Party's physical or electronic signature.

After the Designated Agent receives notification of an alleged infringement that meets all of the requirements above, Blumble shall:

Disable access to or remove material that it has a reasonable, good faith belief is copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed by any User to the Network.

Blumble will then immediately notify the User responsible for the allegedly infringing material (the Offending User) that it has removed or disabled access to the material.

Blumble reserves the right, at its discretion, to immediately terminate the account of any User who is the subject of repeated takedown notices.