Terms of Service

This site, blog, forum, and related services are designed to educate and entertain, and we encourage you to express yourself freely. However, be responsible in what you write, and please be respectful. Being critical is fine, but rudeness and personal attacks are not. In particular, make sure that none of the prohibited items listed below appear in your writing or what you link to (things like spam, viruses, or hate content).

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the website. By accessing or using any part of the website, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Shred@, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms.

Our Services are not directed to children younger than 13, and access and use of our Services is only offered to users 13 years of age or older.

1. Responsibility of Visitors.

Responsibility of Website Visitors. Shred@ has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the website, Shred@ does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. Shred@ disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

2. Content Posted on Other Websites.

We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which www.shred.at links, and that link to www.shred.at. Shred@ does not have any control over those non-shred.at websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-shred.at website or webpage, Shred@ does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Shred@ disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-shred.at websites and webpages.

3. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy.

As Shred@ asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by Shred@ violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Shred@ in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Policy. Shred@ will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. Shred@ will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Shred@ or others. In the case of such termination, Shred@ will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Shred@.

4. Intellectual Property.

This Agreement does not transfer from Shred@ to you any Shred@ or third party intellectual property, and all right, title, and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Shred@. Trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with our Services may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of our Services grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Shred@ or third-party trademarks.

5. Termination.

Shred@ may terminate your access to all or any part of the website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this agreement, you may simply discontinue using the website. All provisions of this agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

6. Disclaimer of Warranties.

The website provided “as is”. Shred@ and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Shred@ nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that our services will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, our services at your own discretion and risk.

7. Limitation of Liability.

In no event will Shred@, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this Agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Shred@ under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. Shred@ shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

8. General Representation and Warranty.

You represent and warrant that (i) your use of our services will be in strict accordance with the Shred@ Privacy Policy, with this agreement, and with all applicable laws and regulations and (ii) your use of our services will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

9. Indemnification.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Shred@, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of our website, including but not limited to your violation of this agreement.

10. Translation.

These Terms of Service were originally written in English (US). We may translate these terms into other languages. In the event of a conflict between a translated version of these Terms of Service and the English version, the English version will control.

11. Miscellaneous.

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Shred@ and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Shred@, or by the posting by Shred@ of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of our services will be governed by the laws of Austria.

Thanks also to the good folks at Automattic (responsible for great creations like WordPress.com), who have made their more comprehensive Terms of Service available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license, which means that you can borrow some or all of their wording for your own Terms of Service. That’s exactly what we did.