Greatist Terms of Use

Last updated: May 23, 2018

Welcome to Greatist.com (the “Site”). The Site is owned and operated by GREATIST, INC. (“Greatist”). These Terms of Use (the “Agreement”) apply to your use of and access to the Site, our mobile device application (“App”), and our health, wellness and fitness content and related services offered on or through our Site and App. To make this Agreement easier to read, the Site, the App, and our content and related services are collectively called the “Services.”

PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND OUR PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE USING OR ACCESSING THE SERVICES. BY USING OR ACCESSING THE SERVICES, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR ASSENT TO THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT ASSENT TO THIS AGREEMENT, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SERVICES.

CHANGES TO AGREEMENT

Greatist may, at any time and in its sole discretion, amend, modify, delete or add (collectively “Amendments”) to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Your use of the Services after such Amendments have been posted constitutes your agreement with and acceptance of such Amendments.

CHANGES TO SERVICES

Greatist may, at any time and in its sole discretion, modify, add to, delete, suspend or terminate the Services and any content, services or material offered on or through the Services, for any or no reason, and with or without notice.

PRIVACY POLICY

Please refer to our Privacy Policy for information on how we collect, use and disclose information from our users. You acknowledge and agree that your use of the Services is subject to our Privacy Policy.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERSHIP

All information, materials, images, software, photographs, articles, functions, text and other content contained on or offered through the Services (collectively, “Content”) and all copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights in or relating to the Content are the sole property of Greatist, its licensors or content providers or other third parties. The Services and all of its Content and the selection and arrangement thereof, is protected as a compilation owned by Greatist under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. Greatist may change the Services or delete any Content or features of Services at any time, in any way, for any or no reason. Greatist reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Services and the Content.

Unless otherwise noted, Greatist and all other trademarks, service marks, trade names, and logos displayed on the Services are the trademarks, servicemarks, trade names, and logos of Greatist. All other trademarks, logos and service marks are the property of their respective owners. Nothing on the Services shall be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark, trade name, logo or service mark displayed on the Services without the owner's prior written permission. Unauthorized use of Greatist and all other trademarks, service marks, trade names, and logos displayed on the Services is strictly prohibited.

Content may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, re-delivered using framing technology, transmitted, displayed, performed, distributed or used in any way without Greatist's prior written permission; provided however, that users may download one copy of any Content on any single computer and print a copy of that Content solely for their personal, private, non-commercial use. No permission is granted to use the Site icons, addresses or other means to hyperlink other web sites with any page in the Site.

NO MEDICAL ADVICE

THE SERVICES MAY OFFER HEALTH, FITNESS, NUTRITIONAL AND OTHER SUCH INFORMATION, BUT SUCH INFORMATION IS DESIGNED FOR EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE SERVICES DOES NOT AND IS NOT INTENDED TO CONVEY MEDICAL ADVICE AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE. YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON THIS INFORMATION AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR, NOR DOES IT REPLACE, PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT. GREATIST IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACTIONS OR INACTION ON A USER'S PART BASED ON THE INFORMATION THAT IS PRESENTED ON THE SERVICES.

USE OF THE SERVICES

In order to bring our users interesting and engaging information on health, wellness and fitness the Content and related information made available through the Services comes from a variety of sources.  

Greatist Content

Greatist may from time to time (i) receive from third party vendors free products that we review and feature in our Content, and (ii) receive compensation for our review and discussion of the products featured in our Content and for the resulting advertisement and promotion of those products and the companies that sell them.

User Submissions

The Services may offer users the opportunity to post Content on the Services in the form of articles, comments, photographs, videos, artwork, and other materials (collectively, the “User Submissions”). By making a User Submission, you grant to Greatist an unrestricted, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Submission throughout the world in any and all media and formats, whether now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose whatsoever, without payment of compensation or acknowledgement of its source. You further agree that Greatist is free to use any ideas, concepts, or know-how that you or individuals acting on your behalf provide to Greatist without any monetary or other obligation to you.

You agree not to post on or transmit through the Services any User Submission or other material that:

  • is unlawful, libelous, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, profane, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable in any manner;
  • is an advertisement or promotion for any product or service that had not been approved in writing by Greatist;
  • is false, misleading, or constitutes an unfair or deceptive trade practice;
  • promotes the use of alcohol, tobacco, or any illegal substance;
  • constitutes a breach of your contractual and/or fiduciary obligations or an invasion of privacy;
  • infringes on any third party patent, trademark, trade name, corporate name, trade secret, copyright, publicity, or other proprietary or property rights; or
  • contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms or other code, scripts, routines, files or programs designed to alter, interrupt, impede, limit or destroy the performance and/or functioning of any software, hardware, or other equipment.

You further agree that any User Submission you provide does not contain any confidential, proprietary or trade secret information of any third party, and will not be treated as confidential by Greatist. Greatist shall have no obligation to store, keep copies of or return any User Submissions. Greatist further reserves the right (but does not have the obligation), in its sole discretion, to modify, delete or remove any User Submission from the Services that it deems to be in violation of the foregoing requirements.

You will be solely responsible and liable for, and will indemnify Greatist and its officers, directors, employees and agents (“Released Parties”) from and against any losses, expenses, liabilities, claims, costs, and damages (“Claims”) arising from your Submission, including, but not limited to, any Claim arising out of breach of this Agreement or any Claim for infringement of copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary rights.

Third Party Content

Greatist may from time to time post Content supplied by third parties and users (collectively “Third-Party Content”). In addition, if you register to receive our free newsletters and e-mails that promote the Services (“Newsletters”), you may receive Newsletters containing Third-Party Content or advertising that was sponsored by third parties.

Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties in the Third-Party Content are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of Greatist. Greatist does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any Third-Party Content, nor its merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Additional disclaimers and limitation of liability are noted below.

SUBSCRIPTION AND PAYMENT

Subscriptions

You may be required to purchase a subscription (“Subscription”) to use certain portions of the Services. When you purchase a Subscription (each purchase, a “Transaction”), you expressly authorize us (or our third-party payment processor or the App Provider (defined below)) to charge you for such Transaction. We may ask you to supply additional information relevant to your Transaction, including your credit card number, the expiration date of your credit card and your email and postal addresses for billing and notification (such information, “Payment Information”). You represent and warrant that you have the legal right to use all payment method(s) represented by any such Payment Information. When you initiate a Transaction, you authorize us to provide your Payment Information to third parties so we can complete your Transaction and to charge your payment method for the type of Transaction you have selected (plus any applicable taxes and other charges). You may need to provide additional information to verify your identity before completing your Transaction (such information is included within the definition of Payment Information).

Payments

If you purchase a Subscription, you will be charged the Subscription fee, plus any applicable taxes, and other charges (“Subscription Fee”), at the beginning of your Subscription and each subscription period (e.g., monthly or annually, as specified when you purchase such Subscription) thereafter, at the then-current Subscription Fee. If you purchase a Subscription, we (or our third-party payment processor or applicable App Provider) will automatically charge you each period on or about the applicable anniversary of the calendar day of the commencement of your Subscription, using the Payment Information you have provided until you cancel your Subscription. In the event your Subscription began on a day not contained in a given month, your payment method will be charged on a day in the applicable month or such other day as we (or our third party payment processor or App Provider) deem appropriate (for example, if you started a monthly Subscription on January 31st, your next payment date is likely to be February 28th, and your payment method would be billed on or about that date).   By agreeing to this Agreement and electing to purchase a Subscription, you acknowledge that your Subscription has recurring payment features and you accept responsibility for all recurring payment obligations prior to cancellation of your Subscription by you or Greatist. Your Subscription continues until cancelled by you or we terminate your access to or use of the Services or Subscription in accordance with this Agreement.

Cancelling Subscription

If you purchased a Subscription through your App Provider account on the App, you may cancel your Subscription at any time by disabling the auto-renewal settings in the App Provider settings provided by your App Provider. Your subscription will then terminate at the end of your current Subscription period. HOWEVER, ANY TRANSACTION YOU INITIATE IS FINAL AND YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CANCEL THE PURCHASE AND/OR RECEIVE A REFUND OF YOUR SUBSCRIPTION FEE AT ANY TIME. If something unexpected happens in the course of completing a Transaction, we reserve the right to cancel your Transaction for any reason; if we cancel your Transaction we’ll refund any payment you have already remitted to us for such Transaction. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A REFUND OF ANY PORTION OF THE SUBSCRIPTION FEE PAID FOR THE THEN CURRENT SUBSCRIPTION PERIOD AT THE TIME OF CANCELLATION.  You will be responsible for all Subscription Fees (plus any applicable taxes and other charges) incurred for the then-current Subscription period. If you cancel, your right to use the Services will continue until the end of your then current subscription period and will then terminate without further charges.

Free Trials

We may offer Subscriptions on a free trial basis (“Free Trial”) for a specified period of time. If we offer you a Free Trial, the specific terms of your Free Trial will be provided at signup and/or in the promotional materials describing the Free Trial and your use of the Free Trial is subject to your compliance with such specific terms. Free Trials may not be combined with any other offer. Except as may otherwise be provided in the specific terms for the Free Trial offer, Free Trials are only available to users who have not previously subscribed to the Service in connection with which the Free Trial is being offered. When you agree to a Free Trial, you are also agreeing to sign up for a Subscription as described above and, consequently, unless you cancel your Subscription prior to the end of your Free Trial, we (or our third party payment processor or App Provider) will begin charging your payment method on a recurring basis for the Subscription Fee (plus any applicable taxes) until you cancel your Subscription. Instructions for cancelling your Subscription are stated above in the “Cancelling Subscription” section. We reserve the right to modify or terminate Free Trials at any time, without notice and in our sole discretion.  It is very important to understand that you may not receive a notice that your free trial has ended and that payment for your Subscription is due. TO PREVENT ANY CHARGES AFTER YOUR FREE TRIAL EXPIRES, YOU MUST TURN OFF AUTO-RENEWAL OF YOUR SUBSCRIPTION IN YOUR APP PROVIDER SETTINGS PRIOR TO THE LAST DAY OF YOUR FREE TRIAL PERIOD IF YOU SUBSCRIBED THROUGH YOUR APP PROVIDER ACCOUNT ON THE APP.

RIGHTS AND TERMS FOR APPS

Rights in App Granted by Greatist

Subject to your compliance with this Agreement, Greatist grants to you a limited non-exclusive, non-transferable license, with no right to sublicense, to download and install a copy of the App on a mobile device or computer that you own or control and to run such copy of the App solely for your own personal non-commercial purposes. You may not copy the App, except for making a reasonable number of copies for backup or archival purposes. Except as expressly permitted in this Agreement, you may not: (i) copy, modify or create derivative works based on the App; (ii) distribute, transfer, sublicense, lease, lend or rent the App to any third party; (iii) reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the App; or (iv) make the functionality of the App available to multiple users through any means. Greatist reserves all rights in and to the App not expressly granted to you under this Agreement.

Accessing App from App Store

The following terms apply to any App accessed through or downloaded from any app store or distribution platform (like the Apple App Store or Google Play) where the App may now or in the future be made available (each an “App Provider”). You acknowledge and agree that:

  • This Agreement is concluded between you and Greatist, and not with the App Provider, and Greatist (not the App Provider), is solely responsible for the App.
  • The App Provider has no obligation to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the App.
  • In the event of any failure of the App to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify the App Provider, and the App Provider will refund the purchase price for the App to you (if applicable) and, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the App Provider will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the App. Any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty will be the sole responsibility of Greatist.
  • The App Provider is not responsible for addressing any claims you have or any claims of any third party relating to the App or your possession and use of the App, including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the App fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation.
  • In the event of any third party claim that the App or your possession and use of that App infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, Greatist will be solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim to the extent required by this Agreement.
  • The App Provider, and its subsidiaries, are third-party beneficiaries of this Agreement as related to your license to the App, and that, upon your acceptance of this Agreement, the App Provider will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce this Agreement as related to your license of the App against you as a third-party beneficiary thereof.
  • You represent and warrant that (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a terrorist-supporting country; and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
  • You must also comply with all applicable third party terms of service when using the App.

DISCLAIMERS/LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

While Greatist uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up to date information on the Services, Greatist makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of our Content or the Third Party Content made available through our Services. Greatist assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the Content of the Services.

THE MATERIALS ON, OR ACCESSIBLE FROM, THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, GREATIST DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. GREATIST DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE ACCESS TO THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SERVICES OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE THE SERVICES AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. GREATIST DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE, OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE, OF THE CONTENT, USER SUBMISSIONS AND OTHER MATERIALS ON, OR ACCESSED THROUGH, THE SERVICES IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

IN NO EVENT WILL GREATIST BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES RESULTING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES, THEIR CONTENT, OR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THEIR TECHNICAL OPERATION OR CONTENT, EVEN IF GREATIST HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

By using the Services, you agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend the Released Parties from any claims, damages, losses, liabilities, and all costs and expenses of defense, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, resulting directly or indirectly from a claim by a third party that is based on your use of the Services in violation of this Agreement.

THIRD PARTY SITES

Certain links on the Services may lead to Web sites, Web pages, and resources (“Third-Party Sites”) maintained by third parties over whom Greatist has no control. Greatist accepts no liability or responsibility for any material supplied or contained on such Third-Party Sites or any use of personal information by such third parties. Greatist makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy or any other aspect of the information on such Third-Party Sites.

COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS

Greatist respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is located on the Services, you may submit a notification of claimed infringement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) containing the following information:

  • a. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  • b. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  • c. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
  • d. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as your address, telephone number and e-mail address;
  • e. A statement that your claim of infringement is based on a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • f. A statement that the information you have provided is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with substantially all of the above requirements of this section your DMCA notice may not be valid and we may not be able to remove infringing content. All notices of claimed infringement shall be sent to Greatist's copyright agent, whose contact information is noted below:

Greatist Inc.
Attention: Chief Executive Officer
30 Vandam Street, Floor 3
New York, NY 10013
Email Address: admin@greatist.com

COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS

You shall comply with all applicable laws, including, but not limited to, as applicable, the EU General Data Protection Regulation and its requirements related to capturing verifiable consent, obtaining parental consent, responding to data subject requests, complying with international data transfer laws and other requirements relating to personal information, data localization, cookies and recordkeeping requirements.

OTHER PROVISIONS

This Agreement shall be governed by, and construed and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its conflicts of law principles.

If any provision of this Agreement shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This Agreement represents the entire agreement between Greatist and users of the Services relating to the subject matter contained herein. No delay or failure by Greatist to take action under this Agreement will constitute a waiver of any of the provisions contained herein, or rights provided hereby, unless expressly waived in writing by Greatist. No single waiver will constitute a continuing or subsequent waiver.

You agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the Services or this Agreement must be commenced within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.