Terms of Service

Terms of Service

The terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Verifact Tech Pty Ltd. Verifact Tech Pty Ltd offers this website, including all information, APIs, tools and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of these terms. By visiting our site and/or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms (“Terms of Service”, “Terms”).

You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes. As long as you comply with these Terms of Service, Verifact grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited privilege to enter and use the site.

Testing version

You agree and understand that this is a beta release of the product and points/tokens may be reset or changed at any time. Points are not worth anything and can't be redeemed for anything of value.

Age requirements

You must be at least 18 years old to use the Service.

If you are considered a minor in your country, you represent that you have your parent or guardian's permission to use the Service.

User content

You are legally responsible for the content you submit to the Service.

You agree to follow the commenting guidelines:
  1. Be kind.
  2. No name calling.
  3. Assume good faith.
Any content you submit must not include third-party intellectual property (such as copyrighted material) unless you have permission from that party or are otherwise legally entitled to do so.

If you are requesting a fact-check on a paywalled article, submit the link to the paywalled version. Don't send links that allow other users to bypass the paywall.

NOTE: In accordance with the Copyright Act 1968 (Australia) you may quote from copyrighted works, for the purpose of criticism or review, but you must ensure sufficient acknowledgement of the work is made.

Accuracy, completeness and timeliness of information

Verifact "Claims" and the resolutions of those claims are controlled by the users of this site. There is no guarantee that those decisions will always be correct, and those claims do not necessarily represent the opinons of Verifact Tech Pty Ltd or its employees. We try to make the process as effective and accurate as possible, but it is not a guaranteed process, so it shouldn't be used as the sole basis for making decisions. You should always analyse the facts and use reasonable judgement.

Personal Information

Your submission of personal information is governed by our Privacy Policy at https://verifact.io/privacy-policy.

Permissions and Restrictions

You are not allowed to:
  1. access, reproduce, download, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, alter, modify or otherwise use any part of the Service or any content except: (a) as expressly authorized by the Service; or (b) with prior written permission from us and, if applicable, the respective rights holders;
  2. use the Service to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code;
  3. use the Service to impersonate others or spam (Throwaway accounts are allowed for sensitive information, but please don't create accounts routinely);
  4. circumvent, or otherwise interfere with the security features of the Service.

Intellectual property on idea submissions

If you send us creative ideas, suggestions, proposals, plans, or similar, whether online, by email, by postal mail, or otherwise (collectively, 'submissions'), you agree that we may, at any time, without restriction, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any such submissions. We are and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any submissions in confidence; (2) to pay compensation for any submissions; or (3) to respond to any submissions. You agree that your submissions will not violate any right of any third-party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality or other personal or proprietary right.

Prohibited uses

In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.

Disclaimer of warranties; limitation of liability

We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that your use of our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free. We do not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable.You agree that from time to time we may remove the service for indefinite periods of time or cancel the service at any time, without notice to you.You expressly agree that your use of, or inability to use, the service is at your sole risk. The service and all products and services delivered to you through the service are (except as expressly stated by us) provided 'as is' and 'as available' for your use, without any representation, warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement. In no case shall Verifact Tech Pty Ltd, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the service or any products procured using the service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.

indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Verifact Tech Pty Ltd and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third-party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.

Severability

In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.

Termination

The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred prior to the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes. These Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Services, or when you cease using our site. If in our sole judgment you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and/or accordingly may deny you access to our Services (or any part thereof).

Entire agreement

The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to The Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service). Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party.

Governing law

These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Victoria, Australia.

Contact information

Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to anthony@verifact.io.