3. IdeaGist Acceptable Use Policy

IdeaGist Acceptable Use Policy


IdeaGist is used by a large number of people, and we are proud of the trust placed in us. In exchange, we trust you to use our services responsibly.


You agree not to misuse the IdeaGist services. For example, you must not, and must not attempt to, use the services to do the following things:

·       Act dishonestly or unprofessionally, including by posting inappropriate, inaccurate, or objectionable content;

·       Add content that is not intended for, or inaccurate for, a designated field (e.g. submitting a telephone number in the “title” or any other field, or including telephone numbers, email addresses, street addresses or any personally identifiable information for which there is not a field provided in Ideagist Profile);

·       Use an image that is not your likeness or a head-shot photo for your profile;

·       Create a false identity on Ideagist;

·       Misrepresent your current or previous positions and qualifications;

·       Misrepresent your affiliations with a person or entity, past or present;

·       Misrepresent your identity, including but not limited to the use of a pseudonym;

·       Create a Member profile for anyone other than yourself (a real person);

·       Invite people you do not know to join your network;

·       Use or attempt to use another’s account;

·       Harass, abuse or harm another person;

·       Send spam or other unwelcomed communications to others;

·       Scrape or copy profiles and information of others through any means (including crawlers, browser plugins and add-ons, and any other technology or manual work);

·       Act in an unlawful, libelous, abusive, obscene, discriminatory or otherwise objectionable manner;

·       Disclose information that you do not have the right to disclose (such as confidential information of others (including your employer));

·       Violate intellectual property rights of others, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights;

·       Violate the intellectual property or other rights of Ideagist, including, without limitation, using the word “Ideagist” or our logos in any business name, email, or URL except as provided in the Brand Guidelines;

·       Use Ideagist Connection Requests to send messages to people who don’t know you or who are unlikely to recognize you as a known contact;

·       Post any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation unauthorized by Ideagist;

·       Send messages to distribution lists, newsgroup aliases, or group aliases;

·       Post anything that contains software viruses, worms, or any other harmful code;

·       Manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or post transmitted through the Services;

·       Create profiles or provide content that promotes escort services or prostitution.

·       Creating or operate a pyramid scheme, fraud or other similar practice;

·       Copy or use the information, content or data of others available on the Services (except as expressly authorized);

·       Copy or use the information, content or data on Ideagist in connection with a competitive service (as determined by Ideagist);

·       Copy, modify or create derivative works of Ideagist, the Services or any related technology (except as expressly authorized by Ideagist);

·       Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the Services or any related technology, or any part thereof;

·       Imply or state that you are affiliated with or endorsed by Ideagist without our express consent;

·       Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell access to the Services or related any information or data;

·       Sell, sponsor, or otherwise monetize an Ideagist Community or any other feature of the Services, without paid subscription, unless authorized by Ideagist through a clear consent;

·       Deep-link to our Services for any purpose other than to promote your profile or Community on Ideagist (as set forth in the Brand Guidelines), without Ideagist’s consent;

·       Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on our Service;

·       Remove, cover or obscure any advertisement included on the Services;

·       Collect, use, copy, or transfer any information obtained from Ideagist without the consent of Ideagist;

·       Share or disclose information of others without their express consent;

·       Use manual or automated software, devices, scripts robots, other means or processes to access, “scrape,” “crawl” or “spider” the Services or any related data or information;

·       Use bots or other automated methods to access the Services, add or download contacts, send or redirect messages;

·       Monitor the Services’ availability, performance or functionality for any competitive purpose;

·       Engage in “framing,” “mirroring,” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Services;

·       Access the Services except through the interfaces expressly provided by Ideagist, such as its mobile applications, ideagist.com and special community URLs;

·       Override any security feature of the Services;

·       Interfere with the operation of, or place an unreasonable load on, the Services (e.g., spam, denial of service attack, viruses, gaming algorithms); and/or

·       Violate Community Guidelines for the communities you are member of.




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