Terms of Service

Effective Date: March 1, 2018

These Terms of Service (“Terms”) are a contract between you and Peck, Inc. They govern your use of Peck’s sites, platform, services, mobile apps, voice apps, products, and content (“Services”).

By using Peck, you agree to these Terms. If you don’t agree to any of the Terms, you can’t use Peck.

We can change these Terms at any time. If a change is material, we’ll let you know. By using Peck on or after that effective date, you agree to the new Terms. If you don’t agree to them, you should delete your account before they take effect, otherwise your use of the site and content will be subject to the new Terms.

Content rights & responsibilities

You own the rights to the micro-apps (“voice apps”) you create on Peck.

By creating voice apps, you give Peck a nonexclusive license to host them on Peck Services, including anything reasonably related to publishing it (like storing, displaying, reformatting, and distributing it). In consideration for Peck granting you access to and use of the Services, you agree that Peck may enable advertising on the Services, including in connection with the display of your content or other information. We may also use your content to promote Peck, including its products and content.

You’re responsible for the content contained in your voice apps. This means you assume all risks related to it, including someone else’s reliance on its accuracy, or claims relating to intellectual property or other legal rights.

You’re welcome to include content in voice apps that you’ve published elsewhere, as long as you have the rights you need to do so. By including content in voice apps, you represent that doing so doesn’t conflict with any other agreement you’ve made.

By posting content you didn’t create in voice apps, you are representing that you have the right to do so. For example, you are posting a work like an image that’s in the public domain, used under license (including a free license, such as Creative Commons), or a fair use.

We can remove any content you post for any reason.

You can delete any of your voice apps, or your account, anytime. Processing the deletion may take a little time, but we’ll do it as quickly as possible. We may keep backup copies of your deleted voice apps or account on our servers for up to 14 days after you delete it.

Premium services

Peck offers various pay-for SaaS services including registration and hosting for custom voice apps for publication and distribution on third-party Voice platforms (e.g. Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Microsoft Cortana).

All sales are final and cancellation of service will be billed through the end of the term of the sale.

Canceling service for a voice app will result in either a) the abandonment of the voice app in which case the respective voice platforms will be notified of its abandonment; or b) the transfer of the voice app to the customer for a transfer fee per the terms of sale.

You are responsible for adhering to the Terms of Service for these third-party platforms including choice of custom names, copyright, and content publication. Peck or the third-party provider may suspend Voice applications for violations of these Terms. So please, be mindful and respect the rules to ensure uninterrupted service.

Detailed information from third-party providers:

Amazon

Google

Microsoft

Peck/Green Bird content and services

We reserve all rights to Peck’s look, feel and sound. Some parts of Peck are licensed under third-party open source licenses. We also make some of our own code available under open source licenses. As for other parts of Peck, you may not copy or adapt any portion of our code or visual design elements (including logos) without express written permission from Peck unless otherwise permitted by law.

You may not do, or try to do, the following: (1) access or tamper with non-public areas of the Services, our computer systems, or the systems of our technical providers; (2) access or search the Services by any means other than the currently available, published interfaces (e.g., APIs) that we provide; (3) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting, or in any way use the Services to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information; or (4) interfere with, or disrupt, the access of any user, host, or network, including sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing the Services, or by scripting the creation of content or accounts in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on the Services.

Crawling the Services is allowed if done in accordance with the provisions of our robots.txt file, but scraping the Services is prohibited.

We may change, terminate, or restrict access to any aspect of the service, at any time, without notice.

No children

Peck is only for people 13 years old and over. By using Peck, you affirm that you are over 13. If we learn someone under 13 is using Peck, we’ll terminate their account.

Security

If you find a security vulnerability on Peck, tell us. feedback at peck dot me.

Incorporated rules and policies

By using the Services, you agree to let Peck collect and use information as detailed in our Privacy Policy If you’re outside the United States, you consent to letting Peck transfer, store, and process your information (including your personal information and content) in and out of the United States.

By using Peck, you agree to follow these Rules and Policies. If you don’t, we may remove voice apps, content in voice apps, or suspend or delete your account.

Miscellaneous

Disclaimer of warranty. Peck provides the Services to you as is. You use them at your own risk and discretion. That means they don’t come with any warranty. None express, none implied. No implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, availability, security, title or non-infringement.

Limitation of Liability. Peck won’t be liable to you for any damages that arise from your using the Services. This includes if the Services are hacked or unavailable. This includes all types of damages (indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary). And it includes all kinds of legal claims, such as breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort, or any other loss.

No waiver. If Peck doesn’t exercise a particular right under these Terms, that doesn’t waive it.

Severability. If any provision of these terms is found invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, you agree that the court should try to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision and that other provisions of the Terms will remain in full effect.
Choice of law and jurisdiction. These Terms are governed by California law, without reference to its conflict of laws provisions. You agree that any suit arising from the Services must take place in a court located in San Francisco, California.
Entire agreement. These Terms (including any document incorporated by reference into them) are the whole agreement between Peck and you concerning the Services.

Questions? Let us know at feedback at peck dot me.