Respecting the law, third party rights and intellectual property
Conditions regarding intellectual property
The Quotes puts at users’ disposal a collection of quotes, configured in various forms, so that the users benefit from them, on their own and exclusive responsibility, in such a manner that it doesn’t violate the rights of any third party.
The website and its content are protected by international laws regarding copyright. The Quotes does not allow that by using the website, illegal activities should be undergone, including activities that violate intellectual property rights. Any violation of this condition will attract your exclusive legal or civil liability. The user has the responsibility for the legalism of using The Quotes and any materials put at his disposal on the website.
Using The Quotes logo or the association with the name The Quotes without a preliminary written permission are prohibited. The website The Quotes and its whole content, its whole collection of quotes in any of the forms found on the website, software, brands, logos, graphics, texts, video or audio files, photographs, drawings, programmes and databases, as well as any other materials posted on the website, are protected by copyright law and belong to The Quotes or its partners.
We ask you to make sure that once you take over and upload in any way any materials on the website, you do not violate an intellectual property right or other rights belonging to third parties. When the materials uploaded on The Quotes have been taken over from other websites, you subject yourselves and accept the policies of the respective websites regarding taking over and using the respective materials and data. We ask you to read and respect the terms and conditions, as well as any other documents regulating the conditions of using on the respective websites, on the contrary, you risk violating the conditions of taking over and using the respective data and materials and you risk being sanctioned. The legal conditions under which the data and the content taken from other websites can be used might vary according to the current laws in the user’s country or the laws that are applicable to the owner of the source website. You are obliged to inform yourselves about these legal aspects and respect them.
Unauthorized copying and any intervention, transformation or modification of the software that is at the base of the website, without the authorization of the copyright holder on the software are forbidden. Any intervention, transformation or modification of the materials copyrighted The Quotes (they can be easily identified since they are carrying ”The Quotes” logo), in other conditions than those stated in the present Terms and Conditions, is also forbidden. These can be shared and modified exclusively by keeping ”The Quotes” logo and the original link.
Some of the materials visible on the website are not owned by The Quotes, being taken over from several other websites, always by respecting the terms and conditions of the respective websites, the intellectual property right of their author and any other rights attached to the respective materials, as well as properly justifying the necessity of their usage. These materials are found on the website solely for serving an informational, educational and non-commercial purpose, as following:
- considering the fact that their author gives the public an limited right of use
- is in the public domain
- based on a creative commons license
- respecting the legal stipulations regarding ”Fair use”, without affecting the rights of their owners, without interfering with the normal exploitation of the work, citing their lawful author, mentioning the source and properly justifying the necessity of use (the image is used as the main way of visually identifying the subject of the article, it is a low-resolution image, improper for being used to produce counterfeit goods, the work is used in such a manner that the reader does not believe it is written or authorized by the work’s owner, it is a historically significant photograph of a famous person and cannot be replaced with a free image and of similar educational value, the work is used solely with informative purpose etc.)
- other cases stated in the currently valid laws.
These materials can be downloaded, modified or used only by strictly respecting the law and on your own responsibility. Reproducing the quotes and any other materials supplied by the website is limited to personal and non-commercial use, according to the terms of the present document. It is forbidden to reproduce (other than for personal use), publish, transmit, share, publicly display, rent or modify, create inspired work, sell or exploit in any way, fully or partially, directly or indirectly, of any of the supplied materials. You agree not to share, transfer or transmit any material to a third party. The user bears the full responsibility for the actions regarding the data downloaded from third party websites and uploaded in The Quotes. Any time the copyright on the uploaded content belongs to a third party, the conditions under which the respective work can be used and exploited must be previously agreed upon with the holder of rights on the uploaded or downloaded content.
Using The Quotes without respecting the current laws, especially those regarding intellectual property can lead to you being banned from accessing the services available on The Quotes, and you risk being fully banned from the website without any preliminary notice.
Notifying in case of copyright violation
Should you consider that your copyright has been violated by the improper usage of The Quotes, we encourage you to send us a notification in which you signal the copyright violation, offer specific data on the illegal use and evidence of the fact that the reported violation is regarding your copyright.
The notification must include data that would allow the identification of the copied work, the website/link from where you claim it was taken, brief but convincing evidence tat support the fact that you own copyrights on the work or evidence that you act on behalf of the copyright holder, as well as a statement of your own responsibility in which you take the risk to endure the sanctions imposed in case you are not acting in good faith. The notifications will be sent to [email protected].
Should the aforementioned notification be received, the administrator and/or owner of The Quotes will make best efforts to immediately fix the situation, remove the protected work and, if that’s the case, to identify the user that incorrectly used the product, thus removing the reported rights and will try and block future access of the respective user to The Quotes.
According to the international laws regarding copyrights, The Quotes is obliged to remove from the website the material that was the subject of the report in maximum 3 days since the notification is received. Should the notification turn out to be abusive, the material will be reuploaded on the website in maximum 7 days, and the responsible person will have restricted access to The Quotes.com, as well as any other sanctions that are applicable, according to the law.
Latest update: April 4, 2017.