Terms of Service

IMPORTANT! THESE TERMS OF SERVICE (TOS) GOVERN YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, WHICH IS PROVIDED BY MINUS INC. BY ACCESSING THIS SITE, YOU ARE INDICATING YOUR ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS OF USE. THESE TERMS OF USE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY MINUS INC AT ANY TIME IN ITS DISCRETION. YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AFTER SUCH CHANGES ARE IMPLEMENTED CONSTITUTES YOUR ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHANGES. PLEASE CONSULT THESE TERMS OF USE REGULARLY.

Minus Inc reserves the right to remove or replace any uploaded files, and assumes no liability for lost registration links or misplaced file URLs.

The following types of files constitute "abuse" and may not be uploaded under any circumstances, when using Minus Inc's services:

  • Files that violate any law or may be considered to violate any law.
  • Files that infringe on the copyrights of any entity excluding the user.
  • Non-image files. This includes archived non-image files.
  • Adult content and pornography.
  • Gore or "shock" images that are that are intended to be offensive, disgusting and/or disturbing to viewers.

Uploading abusive files may result in the immediate termination of the user's ability to use Minus Inc or any of its provided services. The Minus Inc website may not load, all Minus Inc-hosted files may not load, and all files related to the abusive files will be subject to deletion. Circumventing Minus Inc's ability to enforce the Minus Inc Terms of Service will result in prosecution.

The following are examples of the types of activity that constitute "abuse" when using Minus Inc's services:

  • Criminal or tortious activity, including, without limitation, child pornography, fraud, trafficking in obscene material, drug dealing, gambling, harassment, stalking, spamming, spimming, sending of viruses or other harmful files, copyright infringement, patent infringement, or theft of trade secrets.
  • Advertising to, or solicitation of, any Member to buy or sell any products or services through the unauthorized or impermissible use of the Minus Inc's Services. You may not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other Members. In order to protect our Members from such advertising or solicitation, Minus Inc reserves the right to restrict the number of messages which a Member may send to other Members in any 24-hour period to a number which Minus Inc deems appropriate in its sole discretion. If you breach this Agreement and send unsolicited bulk email, instant messages or other unauthorized commercial communications of any kind through the Minus Inc's Services, you acknowledge that you will have caused substantial harm to Minus Inc, but that the amount of such harm would be extremely difficult to ascertain. As a reasonable estimation of such harm, you agree to pay Minus Inc $100 for each such unsolicited email or other unauthorized commercial communication you send through the Minus Services
  • Any automated use of the system, such as, but not limited to, using scripts and bots to send messages or photos
  • Using any information obtained from the Minus Services in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person or entity, or attempting to do the same
  • Using the Minus Services in a manner inconsistent with any and all Applicable Law.

To report any type of abuse, please contact us. It may take up to 7 business days to process deletion requests.

Privacy

All private information provided by the user is strictly confidential. Minus Inc reserves the right to distribute public and aggregated demographic information provided by the user, but Minus Inc will never release any personal information about the user without permission. However, Minus Inc reserves the right to release user information if user has violated the Minus Inc Terms of Service, if the user has committed unlawful acts, if the information is subpoenaed, or if Minus Inc deems it necessary or appropriate.

Legal Policy

Minus Inc Terms of Service are subject to change without notice. All files are copyrighted © to their respective owners. Minus Inc directs full legal responsibility of files to their respective users. All other content copyright © Minus Inc 2010. Minus Inc is not responsible for the content any uploaded files, nor is it in affiliation with any entities that may be represented in the uploaded files.

Limitation of Liability

User agrees that the use of Minus Inc's services is entirely at User's own risk. Minus Inc's services are provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, constructive, or statutory, including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement or fitness for a particular purpose.

Minus Inc makes no guarantee of availability of service and reserves the right to change, withdraw, suspend, or discontinue any functionality or feature of Minus Inc's services. In no event shall Minus Inc be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages arising out of the use of or inability to use Minus Inc's services or any content thereon. This disclaimer applies, without limitation, to any damages or injury, whether for breach of contract, tort, or otherwise, caused by any failure of performance; error; omission; interruption; deletion; defect; delay in operation or transmission; computer virus; file corruption; communication-line failure; network or system outage; or theft, destruction, unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of any record.

Notification of Claims of Infringement

If you see anything on our site that you believe infringes your copyright rights, you may notify our Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") agent by sending the following information:

  • Identification of the copyrighted work or works claimed to have been infringed.
  • Identification of the material on our servers that is claimed to be infringing and that is to be removed, including the URL or other information to enable us to locate the material.
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by you as copyright owner, or by your agent, or by law.
  • A statement that the information in your notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner (or authorized to act on behalf of the owner) of the exclusive copyright right that is allegedly being infringed.
  • Your physical or electronic signature, or of someone authorized to act on your behalf. Instructions on how we may contact you: preferably email, but also address and phone.

Our agent to receive such notifications of claimed infringement is Carl Hu.

Email: info@minus.com or view full contact details listed here.

Indemnity

User agrees to indemnify and hold Minus Inc harmless from any loss, liability, claims, damages and expenses, including attorneys fees, arising from or related to the content, use, or deletion of User's Files or use of any other feature or service. This expressly includes:

  • User's responsibility for any and all liability arising from the violation or infringement of proprietary rights or copyrights.
  • Any defamatory or unlawful material contained within User's Files.

Waiver

These Terms of Use will be governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of Delaware, United States of America, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law. You specifically consent to personal jurisdiction in Delaware, in connection with any dispute between you and Company arising out of these Terms of Use or pertaining to the subject matter hereof. The parties to these Terms of Use each agree that the exclusive venue for any dispute between the parties arising out of these Terms of Use or pertaining to the subject matter of these Terms of Use will be in the state and federal courts in Delaware, . If any part of these Terms of Use is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement among the parties relating to this subject matter. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any additional terms and conditions on this site will govern the items to which they pertain. Minus Inc may revise these Terms of Use at any time by updating this posting.

Maintenance

Minus Inc may perform maintenance services as Minus Inc determines reasonably necessary. User acknowledges that such maintenance may require downtime. Minus Inc will attempt to provide prior notice of the maintenance downtime, except in the case that circumstances beyond Minus Inc's control limit the ability to do so.

Credits

Portions of the software on this site are courtesy of Glen Murphy's open source project.
Minus Inc

Guidelines for Law Enforcement Authorities

Law enforcement officials seeking records from Minus Inc. (“Minus,” “we,” or “us”) related to the use of this site and related services (collectively, the “Site”) should consult these operational guidelines. We disclose User records solely in accordance with our Terms of Service and applicable law.

US Legal Process Requirements

Minus responds to valid legal process issued in compliance with U.S. law.

International Legal Process Requirements

We will respond to requests that are issued via U.S. court pursuant to a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty or letter rogatory upon proper service of process.

Account Preservation

We will take steps to preserve account records in connection with official criminal investigations for 90 days pending our receipt of formal legal process. You may submit formal preservation requests by email or mail as indicated below.

Child Safety Matters

We report all apparent instances of child exploitation appearing on our site from anywhere in the world to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (“NCMEC”), including content drawn to our attention by government requests. NCMEC coordinates with the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children and law enforcement authorities from around the world. If a request relates to a child exploitation or safety matter, please specify those circumstances (and include relevant NCMEC report identifiers) in the request to ensure that we are able to address these matters expeditiously and effectively.

Data Retention and Availability

We will search for and disclose data exactly as specified in an appropriate form of legal process and which we are reasonably able to locate and retrieve. We do not retain data for law enforcement purposes unless we receive a valid preservation request before a user has deleted that content from our service.

Form of Requests

We will be unable to process overly broad or vague requests. All requests must identify requested records with specificity and include the following:

  • The name of the issuing authority, badge/ID number of responsible agent, email address from a law-enforcement domain, and direct contact phone number.
  • All relevant information about the Minus user including email address, user name and/or mobile number.

Notification

Minus reserves the right to notify Users of requests for their information prior to disclosure unless we are prohibited by law from doing so, or in exceptional circumstances, such as child exploitation cases, emergencies or when notice would be counterproductive. Law enforcement officials who believe that notification would jeopardize an investigation should obtain an appropriate court order or other appropriate process establishing that notice is prohibited. If your data request draws attention to an ongoing violation of our TOS, we will take action to prevent further abuse, including actions that may notify the user that we are aware of their misconduct.

Certification

Minus’ records are self-authenticating pursuant to law. If a special form of certification is required, please attach it to your records request.

Cost Reimbursement

We reserve the right to seek reimbursement for costs in responding to requests for information as provided by law. These fees apply on a per account basis. We may also charge additional fees for costs incurred in responding to unusual or burdensome requests.
We may waive these fees in matters investigating potential harm to children, Minus and Users, and emergency requests.

Submission of Requests

Email

info@minus.com

Mail

Minus Inc
535 8th Ave 4N
New York, NY 10018
Attention: Minus Security, Law Enforcement Response Team

Notes

  • Acceptance of legal process by any of these means is for convenience and does not waive any objections, including lack of jurisdiction or proper service.
  • We will not respond to correspondence sent by non-law enforcement officials to the addresses above.