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Terms of Use === By approving these terms of use (“Terms of Use”) or, alternatively, by using the HackMD website (“HackMD”) the customer (the “Customer”) agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If the Customer enters into this agreement on behalf of a company or other legal entity, it represents that it has the authority to bind such entity and all users who access the HackMD through the Customer’s account. If the Customer does not have such authority, or if it does not agree with these Terms of Use, it must not accept these Terms of Use and may not use the HackMD. The HackMD is owned and controlled by [Max Wu](https://github.com/jackycute). Thank you for reading these Terms of Use. [Privacy Policy](./privacy) – How we maintain and protect your personal information in HackMD. Although we may attempt to notify you via email when major changes are made, you should visit this page periodically to review the terms. HackMD may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these terms and conditions and policies at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. If you do not accept and abide by this Agreement, you may not use HackMD. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third party rights or benefits. 1. Description of Service. HackMD serves as a realtime collaborative markdown notes (the “Service”). You understand and agree that the Service is provided on an AS IS and AS AVAILABLE basis. HackMD disclaims all responsibility and liability for the availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Service. HackMD also reserves the right to modify, suspend or discontinue the Service with or without notice at any time and without any liability to you. 2. Personal Use. The Service is made available to you for your personal use only. You must be at least thirteen (13) years of age to use this Service. You must provide current, accurate identification, contact, and other information that may be required as part of the registration process and/or continued use of the Service. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Service password and account, and are responsible for all activities that occur thereunder. HackMD reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at any time without notice for any reason. 3. Proper Use. You agree that you are responsible for your own communications and for any consequences thereof. Your use of the Service is subject to your acceptance of and compliance with the Agreement, or such other URL or policy as HackMD may provide from time to time. You agree that you will use the Service in compliance with all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations, including any laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from your country of residence. You shall not, shall not agree to, and shall not authorize or encourage any third party to: (i) use the Service to upload, transmit or otherwise distribute any content that is unlawful, defamatory, harassing, abusive, fraudulent, obscene, contains viruses, or is otherwise objectionable as reasonably determined by HackMD; (ii) upload, transmit or otherwise distribute content that infringes upon another party’s intellectual property rights or other proprietary, contractual or fiduciary rights or obligations; (iii) prevent others from using the Service; or (iv) use the Service for any fraudulent or inappropriate purpose. Violation of any of the foregoing may result in immediate termination of this Agreement, and may subject you to penalties and other legal consequences. HackMD reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to investigate your use of the Service in order to determine whether a violation of the Agreement has occurred or to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. 4. Content of the Service. HackMD takes no responsibility for third party content (including, without limitation, any viruses or other disabling features), nor does HackMD have any obligation to monitor such third party content. HackMD reserves the right at all times to remove or refuse to distribute any content on the Service, such as content which violates the terms of this Agreement. HackMD also reserves the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as it reasonably believes is necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (b) enforce this Agreement, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (d) respond to user support requests, or (e) protect the rights, property or safety of HackMD, its users and the public. HackMD will not be responsible or liable for the exercise or non-exercise of its rights under this Agreement. 5. Intellectual Property Rights. HackMD’s Intellectual Property Rights. You acknowledge that HackMD owns all right, title and interest in and to the Service, including without limitation all intellectual property rights (the “HackMD Rights”), and such HackMD Rights are protected by international intellectual property laws. Accordingly, you agree that you will not copy, reproduce, alter, modify, or create derivative works from the Service. You also agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automated device, or manual process to monitor or copy any content from the Service. The HackMD Rights include rights to (i) the Service developed and provided by HackMD; and (ii) all software associated with the Service. 6. Your Intellectual Property Rights. HackMD does not claim any ownership in any of the content that you upload, transmit or store in your HackMD account. We will not use any of your content for any purpose except to provide you with the Service. 7. Representations and Warranties. You represent and warrant that (a) all of the information provided by you to HackMD to participate in the Services is correct and current; and (b) you have all necessary right, power and authority to enter into this Agreement and to perform the acts required of you hereunder. 8. Privacy. As a condition to using the Service, you agree to the terms of the HackMD Privacy Policy as it may be updated from time to time. HackMD understands that privacy is important to you. You do, however, agree that HackMD may monitor, edit or disclose your personal information, if required to do so in order to comply with any valid legal process or governmental request (such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order), or as otherwise provided in these Terms of Use and the HackMD Privacy Policy. 9. Account Inactivity. After a period of inactivity, whereby a user fails to login to an account for a period of six months, HackMD reserves the right to disable or terminate the account. If an account has been deactivated for inactivity, the username and URLs associated with that account may be given to another user without notice to you or such other party. 10. Termination; Cancellation. You may cancel your use of the Services and/or terminate this Agreement with or without cause at any time by providing notice to HackMD at hackmdio@gmail.com; provided, however, that a terminated account may continue to exist for up to two business days before such cancellation takes effect. HackMD may at any time and for any reason terminate the Services, terminate this Agreement, or suspend or terminate your account. In the event of termination, your account will be disabled and you may not be granted access to your account or any files or other content contained in your account although residual copies of information may remain in our system. Except as set forth above or unless HackMD has previously canceled or terminated your use of the Services (in which case subsequent notice by HackMD shall not be required), HackMD will notify you via email of any such termination or cancellation, which shall be effective immediately upon HackMD’s delivery of such notice. Sections 3, 4, 5, 7, and 9 – 11 of the Agreement shall survive expiration or termination. 11. Indemnification. You agree to hold harmless and indemnify HackMD, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and employees from and against any third party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of the Service, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys’ fees, of every kind and nature. In such a case, HackMD will provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action. 12. Choice of Law; Jurisdiction. These Terms of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Republic of China(Taiwan), without regard to choice or conflicts of law principles. The Terms of Use will specifically not be governed by the United Nations Conventions on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, if otherwise applicable. The Customer and HackMD agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Taiwan Taipei District Court to resolve any dispute, claim or controversy that arises in connection or relating to these Terms of Use. Effective as from May 30, 2016.