Ortingo's User Agreement

Effective February 22, 2022

1. Introduction

1A. Entry of Agreement
1AA. By using our site (the "site", the "platform", the "services", "us", "we", "our", "Ortingo"), whether or not you ("you", "your") are registered as a user, and whether or not you are authenticated (signed in) as a registered user, you are automatically and legally protected by, subject to, and consented to this user agreement (the "agreement", the "policy"), as this agreement, is, with accordance to, and depending on all pertaining and applicable local, city, county, state, provincial, and/or federal law(s) and/or regulation(s) pertaining to the jurisdiction of the usage of our site and/or your legal residence, a legally binding agreement.

2. Age Restrictions

2A. United States
2AA. The minimum age one is allowed to use Ortingo in a general manner, is 13 years. To view adult material, you must be at least 18 years of age. To view material containing mentions of alcohol and tobacco, you must be at least 21 years old.
2B. External Regions & Foreign Legislatures
2BA. Other, external regions and foreign legislatures may or may not allow for individuals of ages less or greater than the minimum age limits specified for the United States, to use our platform. You agree to abide by and comply with all pertaining and applicable local, city, county, state, provincial, and/or federal law(s) and/or regulation(s) pertaining to the jurisdiction of the usage of our site and/or your legal residence.

3. Code of Conduct

3A. General User Behavior
3AA. You are to treat users on this platform in a courteous, respectful, civil, friendly, open-minded and legal manner. Emotionally abusive, hateful, violent, defamatory acts including libel, and suspicious acts, as well as acts of disorderly conduct are never tolerated, and prohibited. Ortingo is a place where people find real, practical, useful, yet engaging content, both by entertainment, and education, that stimulates the mind in a positive way, and to deliver a non-toxic social environment — not otherwise. If someone on our platform commits any such acts towards you or anyone else in any way, please talk to us about the incident immediately. You can always reach out to us at Ortingo Support.
3B. Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
3BA. As a user on our platform, your posts should never contain personally identifiable information (PII). If you suspect someone is uploading PII, please contact us at Ortingo Support.
3C. Liability of Legal Advice
3CA. As a user on our platform, any advice you give to other users through public posts and private chat, is subject to all pertaining and applicable local, city, county, state, provincial, and/or federal law(s) and/or regulation(s) pertaining to the jurisdiction of the usage of our site and/or your legal residence, in which you are legally liable, responsible and accountable for consequences requiring legal action. Ortingo is not liable, responsible nor accountable for any legal consequences occuring as a result of advice not given by us.
3D. Copyright & Intellectual Property
3DA. As a user on our platform, your posts, being unique, are your copyright — the content in your posts should never infringe the copyright, trademark(s), and/or intellectual work or property of third-party entities. All and any trademarks belonging to all and any entity(ies) mentioned in your posts are subject to all pertaining and applicable local, city, county, state, provincial, and/or federal law(s) and/or regulation(s) pertaining to the jurisdiction of the usage of our site and/or your legal residence. In the event you want to include someone's work other than your own, it is mandatory that you utilize the correct and proper use of citations in your posts. We stand for original content, and their creators, as they deserve their credit in writing amazing posts to educate and entertain people on Ortingo.
3E. Ortingo Branding & Intellectual Property
3EA. Ortingo reserves full rights to its brand (the "brand") identity, i.e. the Ortingo name, logo, theme colors, and claimed fonts (if and where applicable on the site), etc. If you're interested in using our brand for commercial or non-commercial purposes, please contact us at Ortingo Support to discuss your proposal further.
If you suspect someone is misusing someone else's content, or our brand, please contact us at Ortingo Support.
3F. Use of Fictitious Names
3FA. Using a pseudonym or alias (unless otherwise clearly included alongside your real name), or fictitious, deceptive, deceitful, misleading, or simply "fake" name upon the creation of your account, or changing your name in your account settings, may be illegal, depending on all pertaining and applicable local, city, county, state, provincial, and/or federal law(s) and/or regulation(s) pertaining to the jurisdiction of the usage of our site and/or your legal residence, in which case you are required to use your real name, as registered in your personal legal documents and records, such as your birth certificate. In the same case, however, only one exception for using a pseudonym or alias is allowed — if you're the owner or operator of a business, company, or any other entity requiring the use of a name not pertaining to an individual, where their name cannot be used due to limiting circumstances.
3G. Artificial Users
3GA. The malevolent acts of spamming or scamming, which come from those known as artificial users, are never tolerated, and prohibited. If you suspect such acts are being committed on our site, please reach out to us at Ortingo Support, and we'll handle the situation. We highly recommend that you don't try or attempt to handle such situations yourself, other than reporting the situation to us.
3H. Automated Scripts & Bots
3HA. The operation of automated scripts (also known as "bots", "robots", "scrapers", "spiders", or "crawlers"), especially those of malevolent intent, i.e. distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, are never tolerated, and prohibited. If you engage in such action, however, with only an intent of good faith, you would be fully compliant with this agreement, with respect to the other sections of this agreement, however, only if complying with our robots.txt file, or Robots Exclusion Standard. As a search engine that engages in strict ethical operating standards, we operate our crawler, OrtingoBot, based on the legal and technical compliance pertaining to the numerous websites and web pages we crawl, and their operators, and would expect the same from you.

4. Transaction Policy

4A. Billing Policy
4AA. Upon the official issuance of an amount due for an Ortingo Creative project, or, for that matter, any product or service sold by Ortingo, payment in the full amount is due immediately for that product or service.
4B. Refund & Exchange Policy
4BA. Cancellation of an Ortingo plan can be done at any time, no questions asked. To cancel your Ortingo plan, please contact us at Ortingo Support, and we'll happily and promptly do so. However, once paid for, all Ortingo Creative sales are final and non-refundable.

5. Conclusion

5A. Revision of Policy
5AA. We reserve the right to make any changes to this policy, without prior notice. To stay updated on this policy, please revisit this page.