Terms of use

Thank you for using Viewbound. These Terms of Service (“Terms”) apply to your access to and use of the websites, mobile applications and other online products and services (the “Services”) provided by Viewbound AB (“Viewbound” or “we”). By clicking your consent or by using our Services, you agree to these Terms, our Content Guidelines as well as the Privacy Policy (together the “Terms”). Please see our Privacy Policy for information about how we collect, use, share and otherwise process information about you.

Your Account and Responsibilities

You may need to register for an account to access some or all of our Services. Help us keep your account protected, including to safeguard your password to the account and keep your account information up to date.

We want our Service to be as open and inclusive as possible, but we also want it to be safe, secure, and in accordance with the law. So, we need you to commit to a few restrictions in order to be part of the Viewbound community.

  • You must be at least 13 years old.
  • You must not be prohibited from receiving any aspect of our Service under applicable laws or engaging in payments related Services if you are on an applicable denied party listing.
  • We must not have previously disabled your account for violation of law or any of our policies.

If you’re accepting these Terms and using the Services on behalf of someone else (such as another person or a company), you represent that you’re authorized to do this, and in that case the words “you” or “your” in these Terms include such other person or company. To use our Services, you must be at least 13 years old.

You’re responsible for your use of the Services and any content you provide, including compliance with applicable laws. Pictures, text, sounds, videos and other content on the Services  (“Content”) as well as the Service as such is protected by our or others’ intellectual property rights. Please don’t copy, upload, download, or share Content unless you have the right to do so. You may also provide information to the Services regarding individuals (“Personal Information”), which is protected and regulated by privacy laws.

For Content and Personal Information you provide to us, you represent and warrant that you have lawfully collected the Content and Personal Information and that you or a third party has provided all required notices and collected all required consents before providing the Content and collecting the Personal Information. You further represent and warrant that Viewbound’s use of such Content and Personal Information in accordance with the purposes for which you provided us the Personal Information will not violate, misappropriate or infringe any rights of another (including intellectual property rights or privacy rights) and will not cause us to violate any applicable laws.

You are not allowed to use the Services to collect Personal Information about other Viewbound users. You are, of course, not allowed to sell or use any Personal Information for marketing.

Viewbound may review your conduct and Content for compliance with these Terms. We reserve the right to remove any Content. Viewbound reserves the right to delete or disable Content alleged to be infringing the intellectual property rights of others, and to terminate accounts of repeat infringers.

Rights and Ownership

You retain your rights (whether owned or licensed) to any Content you submit, post or display on or through the Services.

Unless otherwise agreed in writing, by submitting, posting, or displaying Content on or through the Services, you grant Viewbound a nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, fully paid, and sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly perform and display your Content and any name, username or likeness provided in connection with your Content in all media formats and distribution methods now known or later developed on the Services.

Viewbound needs this license because you own (or license) your Content and Viewbound therefore can’t display it without your permission. For example, if you post a picture on Viewbound, it is reproduced as versions on both our website and app, and distributed to multiple places within Viewbound, such as the homepage or lists. A modification might be that we show a snippet of your work in a preview. A derivative work might be a list of top authors on Viewbound that uses portions of your Content. This license applies to our Services only, and does not grant us any permissions outside of our Services.

As long as you comply with these Terms, Viewbound gives you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, and non-assignable license to access and use our Services.

The Services are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws. These Terms don’t grant you any right, title or interest in the Services, other users’ Content on the Services, or Viewbound trademarks, logos or other brand features.

We welcome feedback, comments, ideas and suggestions you have about our Services. We may use this feedback for any purpose, in our sole discretion, without any obligation to you. We may treat feedback as non-confidential.

Discontinuance and Termination

We may stop providing the Services, or change or cancel any of its features within our sole discretion. We also retain the right to create limits on use and storage and may remove or limit Content distribution on the Services.

You’re free to stop using our Services at any time. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to the Services with or without notice.

Availability, Errors and Inaccuracies

We are constantly updating our offerings of products and services on the Service. The products or services available on our Service may be mispriced, described inaccurately, or unavailable, and we may experience delays in updating information on the Service and in our advertising on other web sites.

We cannot and do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information, including prices, product images, specifications, availability, and services. We reserve the right to change or update information and to correct errors, inaccuracies, or omissions at any time without prior notice.

Copyright Policy

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. It is our policy to respond to any claim that Content posted on the Service infringes the copyright or other intellectual property infringement ("Infringement") of any person.

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 that is taking place through the Service, you must submit your notice in writing to the attention of "Copyright Infringement" of [email protected] and include in your notice a detailed description of the alleged Infringement.

You may be held accountable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) for misrepresenting that any Content is infringing your copyright.

Intellectual Property

The Service and its original content (excluding Content provided by Users or non Viewbound Creators), features and functionality are and will remain the exclusive property of Viewbound AB and its licensors. The Service is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both Sweden and foreign countries. Our trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of Viewbound AB.

Transfer and Processing Data

In order for us to provide our Services, you agree that we may process, transfer and store information about you to other countries, where you may not have the same rights and protections as you do under local law.

Indemnification

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you will indemnify, defend and hold harmless Viewbound, and our officers, directors, agents, partners and employees (individually and collectively, the “Viewbound Parties”) from and against any losses, liabilities, claims, demands, damages, expenses or costs (“Claims”) arising out of or related to your violation, misappropriation or infringement of any rights of another (including intellectual property rights or privacy rights) or your violation of the law. You agree to promptly notify Viewbound Parties of any third-party Claims, cooperate with Viewbound Parties in defending such Claims and pay all fees, costs and expenses associated with defending such Claims (including attorneys’ fees). You also agree that the Viewbound Parties will have control of the defense or settlement, at Viewbound’s sole option, of any third-party Claims.

Disclaimer — Service is “As Is”

Viewbound aims to give you a great Service but there are some things we cannot guarantee you. Your use of our Services is at your own risk. You understand that our Services and any Content posted or shared by users on the Services are provided “as is” and “as available” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. In addition, Viewbound doesn’t represent or warrant that our Services are accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. No advice or information obtained from Viewbound or through the Services will create any warranty or representation not expressly made in this paragraph. Viewbound may provide information about third-party products, services, activities or events, or we may allow third parties to make their content and information available on or through our Services (collectively, “Third-Party Content”). We do not control or endorse, and we make no representations or warranties regarding, any Third-Party Content. You access and use Third-Party Content at your own risk. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimers in this paragraph and so they might not apply to you.

Limitation of Liability

We do not exclude or limit our liability to you where it would be illegal to do so. This includes any liability for gross negligence, fraud or intentional misconduct of Viewbound or the other Viewbound Parties in providing the Services.

In countries where the following types of exclusions aren’t allowed, we are responsible to you only for losses and damages that are a reasonably foreseeable result of our failure to use reasonable care and skill or our breach of our contract with you.

In countries where exclusions or limitations of liability are allowed, Viewbound and Viewbound Parties won’t be liable for:

(a) Any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, punitive, or special damages, or any loss of use, data or profits, under any legal theory, even if Viewbound or the other Viewbound Parties have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

(b) Other than for the types of liability we can’t limit by law (as described in this section), we limit the total liability of Viewbound and the other Viewbound Parties for any claim arising out of or relating to these Terms or our Services, regardless of the form of the action, to the greater of Euro 50 or the amount paid by you to use our Services.

This paragraph does not affect consumer rights that can’t be waived or limited by any contract or agreement.

Governing Law and Resolving Disputes

These Terms and any dispute that arises between you and Viewbound will be governed by Swedish law except for its conflict of law principles.

We want to address your concerns without needing a formal legal case. Before filing a claim against Viewbound, you agree to contact us and attempt to resolve the claim informally by sending a written notice of your claim by email at [email protected]. If we can’t resolve matters within thirty (30) days after any notice is sent, either party may initiate a formal proceeding.

Any dispute shall be resolved by Swedish Courts. Some countries have laws that require agreements to be governed by the local laws of the consumer’s country. This paragraph doesn’t override those laws.

You and Viewbound agree that any dispute arising out of or related to these Terms or our Services is personal to you and Viewbound. Any dispute will be resolved solely through individual action, and will not be brought as a class action or any other type of representative proceeding.

Amendments

We may make changes to these Terms from time to time. If we make changes, we’ll provide you with notice. Unless we say otherwise in our notice, the amended Terms will be effective immediately, and your continued use of our Services after we provide such notice will confirm your acceptance of the changes. If you don’t agree to the amended Terms, you must stop using our Services.

Severability

If any provision or part of a provision of these Terms is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision or part of the provision is deemed severable from these Terms and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Miscellaneous

Viewbound’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. These Terms reflect the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior agreements, statements and understandings of the parties. You agree that communications and transactions between us may be conducted electronically.