Last modified: September 3, 2015
Welcome to Dudepins! We will refer to our business as Dudepins (“Dudepins”) which operates dudepins.com (“site”) and other related mobile applications.
Dudepins is an online and social sharing platform. Registered users, visitors and others who access our service (“users”) have the ability to share and collect thoughts and images known as a “montage”. Users can view and share these montages through the site, mobile applications and through third party applications. We call all the services on the site, whether accessed directly or through another application, as the “service(s)”.
By accessing, browsing or using this site and mobile applications, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Service (“Terms of Service”) and all applicable laws and regulations. If you do not agree with any part of these Terms of Service, you shall not use or access this site and our services.
We have added a little description at the top of each section to make it easier to understand the content.
Dudepins may revise these Terms of Service, site and any services.
We may revise these Terms of Service at any time and in our sole discretion by posting the relevant modified Terms of Service on the site which come into immediate effect. We reserve the right to modify, suspend or terminate the site and/or any portion thereof, including any service or product available through the site, at any time for any reason with or without notice to you.
By continuing to access or use the site and services, you are indicating that you agree to be bound by the modified Terms of Service. If you do not agree to continue to use the site and/or services on basis of the modified Terms of Service, please cease to use our site and/or services.
When modified Terms of Service come into effect, the modified Terms of Service shall supersede the previous version of the Terms of Service.
Please respect these Terms of Service and any applicable laws and regulations if you want to enjoy our site and services.
Use of our Services:
- You may use our services in the manner permitted by these Terms of Service.
- Use of our site and services, any content or materials on the site for any purpose not expressly permitted in these Terms of Service is prohibited. You must not:
- use this site or its contents for any non-authorized commercial purpose;
- use the site and its contents in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity as defined by any applicable laws and regulations;
- use the site in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to Dudepins or impairment of the performance, availability or accessibility of the site;
- download, send, transmit or in any other way post and/or distribute any content that is illegal, harmful, slanderous, unethical or violates intellectual property rights, promotes hatred and/or racial, ethnic, sexual, religious or social discrimination or is insulting to any persons and/or organizations;
- violate third party rights, including without limitation, agents, partners of Dudepins;
- use our site to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software;
- download, send, transmit or otherwise post and/or distribute unauthorized advertising information, spam (including spamdexing), lists of e-mail addresses of other people, pyramid schemes, multilevel marketing (MLM), Internet earning systems and e-mail businesses, chain letters as well as use the site for participation in any of the above;
- conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to our site without our express written consent;
- access or otherwise interact with our site using any robot, spider or other automated means;
- collect and store personal information of other users without their proper authorization;
If we have reasons to believe that your use of this site is fraudulent and/or illegal, we are entitled in our sole discretion to block, suspend or terminate your account or deny the use of any services.
This part talks about how to properly share content. We want people to share content but we also want people to get credit for their work. So if you don’t own the content give who ever does the credit. It’s only fair.
On our site you are able to share content, including images, photos, comments, links and other materials (the “User Content”).
You agree that you are solely responsible for (and that Dudepins has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) the User Content that you create, transit, or display while using the site and for the consequences of your actions (including any loss or damage which Dudepins may suffer) by doing so.
Once User Content has been shared on Dudepins you understand that you are granting Dudepins a worldwide, royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable license to use, store, display, reformat, re-pin, modify, perform, create derivative works, excerpt or distribute such User Content for the purpose of operating, developing, providing and using our services and other products available on the site.
Dudepins reserves the right (but shall have no obligation) to pre-screen, review, flag, filter, modify, refuse or remove any or all User Content from the site for any reason.
Following termination or deactivation of your account, or if you remove any User Content from the site, we may retain your User Content for a commercially reasonable period of time for backup, archival, or audit purposes. Furthermore, Dudepins and its users may retain and continue to use, store, display, reproduce, re-pin, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute any of your User Content that other users have stored or shared through Dudepins.
You may enjoy the content contained on our site, however, please keep in mind that our site and services are the intellectual property of Dudepins.
The site and services excluding User Content are the intellectual property of Dudepins (“Dudepins Content”). Dudepins is the sole owner and lawful licensee of all rights, title and interests available on the site as well as software required for our services. You acknowledge and agree that the site and services contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other worldwide laws. All title, ownership and intellectual property rights on the site and Dudepins Content shall remain with Dudepins, our affiliates or licensors of the site content, as the case may be. All rights not otherwise claimed under the Terms of Service or by Dudepins are hereby reserved.
You further acknowledge and agree that content contained in advertisements or information presented to you through the services or by advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks (whether registered or being under registration), service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly permitted by applicable law or as authorized by Dudepins or the applicable licensor (such as an advertiser), you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, transmit, broadcast, publicly perform or create derivative works based on the services, such content or the site, in whole or in part.
You agree not to modify the site and its software in any manner or form, nor to use modified versions of the site and software, including, without limitation, for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the site and services. You agree not to access the services by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Dudepins for use in accessing the services.
We may use services of third parties involved in the provision of the services. You may not violate proprietary rights and use any trademark, service mark or logo of such independent third parties without prior written approval from such parties.
You can use Dudepins unless you are under 13.
By registering an account on our site, you represent and warrant that you have reached the age of 13 and have the full legal capacity to make the transaction. Use of the site and service is strictly prohibited for those under the age of 13.
You may use our services and site only as permitted by applicable law, including laws and regulations of your country of residence. We are not responsible for any use of our services and site in any way or manner by entities that are not permitted to do so by applicable law.
You agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.
Hopefully you want to join the Dudepins community so you can start creating montages and checking out dude stuff. Below we explain what creating an account or signup for the site means.
When registering an account you must provide us with accurate and complete contact details and other information. By registering for the service through a third party such as Twitter and Facebook you grant permission for us to access and use your information from that service as permitted by the service.
You are solely responsible for the activity of your account and so we encourage you to keep your login details confidential and select a strong password. If your account becomes compromised please notify Dudepins immediately at
This is a very important section about copyright and trademark policy. Please give it a read.
Copyright and Trademark Policy:
These Terms of Service are subject to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 as amended from time to time. Dudepins respects copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights of others. Thus, we will thoroughly investigate any claims of copyright infringement committed on our site.
If you are a copyright owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please report alleged copyright infringement taking place on or through the site. Upon receiving the request Dudepins will take whatever action it deems to be appropriate in its sole discretion.
- identification of the copyrighted work that has been infringed. If more than one piece of your work has been infringed please send one list including all infringed material.
- identification of a place where the infringed material can be found on the site, including URL link.
- your full and accurate contact information, including your mailing address, telephone number, email address, etc.
- your full legal name to be accompanied with you electronic or physical signature.
- both of the following statements in the body of the notice:
“I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material or reference or link to such material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.”
“I hereby state that the information in this notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed.”
Copyright Infringement Notice:
If Dudepins has reasons to believe that you have committed a copyright infringement, we may send you a notice of copyright infringement. If your account receives too many copyright infringement complaints your account may be disabled and your User Content may be removed.
If you feel that the User Content has been removed in error, you have the option to counter the claim. In order to file a counter claim, you shall:
- Reply to the notification email you received.
- Include all of the following information:
- Your full legal name, address, and telephone number.
- The source address of the content that was removed.
- Include the following statement:
- “Under penalty of perjury I have a good faith bepef that the content was removed in error.”
- Sign the claim electronically or physically.
When you submit the counter claim, you agree to the jurisdiction of the State of Illinois.
When we receive a valid counter claim we will forward a copy to the person who filed the original complaint. If we do not hear back from the original filler of the notice within 10 business days that they are going to seek a court order to prevent further infringements then we will remove the complaint from your account. Please understand there are legal consequences to your actions.
We are not responsible for third party links contained on our site.
Third party website involvement:
This site contains links to third party websites that are not under the control of Dudepins. We do not control such websites and are not responsible for their contents or the privacy or other practices of such websites. Further, it is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever links you select or software you download (whether from our site or third party websites) is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojan horses, defects and other items of a destructive nature. Our inclusion of links to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators.
Here comes the hardcore legal but don’t worry this is standard stuff you will find on any website.
You acknowledge and agree that all access and use of the site is at your own risk. We cannot guarantee and do not warrant that such content and/or information is error-free, free of viruses, worms, free of harmful, illegal or other inappropriate language.
We do not warrant that the site or services will always be accessible and useable. We shall not be liable to you if the site or services are inaccessible or unusable in whole or in part, for any reason. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, we will not be liable to you if the site or services are inaccessible or unavailable in whole or in part for any reason beyond our reasonable control or because we are carrying out maintenance, upgrades, developments or the like. Please install and keep up to date virus-checking software for your hardware and software systems.
All content, including software, products, services, images, information, text and related graphics contained within or available through the site are provided “as is” and “as available”. Under no circumstances shall we be liable for any errors or omissions in the content or information on the site. Dudepins makes no representations or warranties of any kind, either express or implied, as to the operation of this site or the information, content or materials included on this site. Dudepins cannot guarantee and do not warrant that such content and/or information is error-free, free of viruses, worms, free of harmful, illegal or other inappropriate language. Dudepins does not warrant or make any representations regarding suitability, availability, accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of any material of any kind contained within the site for any purpose, including software, products, services, images, information, text and related graphic content. We cannot ensure that information and materials provided on the site is accurate, correct, reliable, exhaustive or complete on every subject. The user is solely responsible for use of any reliance on this information.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Dudepins and its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, suits, proceedings, disputes, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees (including costs of defense of claims, suits or proceedings brought by third parties), arising out of or in any way related to (i) your access to or use of the services or Dudepins content, (ii) your user content, or (iii) your breach of any of these Terms of Service.
This is a heads up that since we allow any dude to share dude stuff you might come across some stuff you don’t like.
Limitation of Liability:
You acknowledge that any use of or reliance on this site is completely at your own risk. You agree that Dudepins will not be responsible or liable for any loss, damages, claims or liabilities whatsoever (including without limitation, direct, indirect, special, punitive or consequential damages or damages for harm to business, loss of information or programs or data, loss of profit, loss of savings or loss of revenue), arising from or in connection with the use of or access to, or the inability to use or access, this site and the information provided (whether arising in contract, tort, negligence, equity, common law or otherwise) even if Dudepins has been advised of the possibility of such damage or loss. Dudepins assumes no liability or responsibility for any (i) personal injury, property, bodily, or material damage of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of the site, (ii) any unauthorized access to or use of our servers and/or any and all personal information stored therein, (iii) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from our site, (iv) any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like which may be transmitted to or through the site, and/or (v) any errors or omissions in any information, including without limitation the content.
We are from the State of Illinois, the USA.
These Terms of Service and the use of this site shall be governed and operated by the laws of the State of Illinois. The laws of the State of Illinois will control the terms and conditions provided in these Terms of Service, without giving effect to any principles of conflict of laws. If a court of competent jurisdiction finds that any provision of these Terms of Service is invalid or unenforceable, you agree that the other provisions of these Terms of Service will remain in full force and effect.
You irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in the State of Illinois.
Dudepins makes no representations that the site is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the site from other jurisdictions do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with local law.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Dudepins as a result of these Terms of Service or your use of this site.
These Terms of Service, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Dudepins without restriction. Any attempted transfer or assignment in violation hereof shall be null and void.
These Terms of Service, as well as any other documents relating to these Terms of Service, including notices, schedules and authorizations have been and shall be drawn up in the English language only.