Last Updated: 3/14/2017
Did you ever wonder what exactly "intellectual property" really is? It's basically just things like names, images, symbols, and inventions that are created by the mind and that can be owned as property--in contrast with regular old property, such as cars, tables, and computers.
Why is that relevant here? Well, we put a lot of time and effort into creating Slimbox to improve the email experience, and we want to protect the Slimbox brand, just as anyone else would. We own all of the Slimbox site and functionality (including text, images, design, etc.), and it is protected by laws of intellectual property, including copyright, trademark, and patent laws. The name "Slimbox" and our cool little "Slimdog" logos are our property and trademarks and cannot be used without our permission. (Just like you can't take someone else's real dog without their permission, even if the dog is really friendly.)
Of course, you are permitted to use Slimbox (that's the whole point!). You just can't exploit any part of it for your own commercial purposes.
Could it be that, at some time, a website or app is unavailable? Of course. We've all experienced that, and we will not be liable if Slimbox is unavailable or not working properly for some period of time. Rest assured, if Slimbox isn’t operating properly, we will be working to solve the problem. And remember another cool thing about Slimbox: If it temporarily stops working for some reason, all that typically means is that your emails will continue to come to you as they always did before.
Feel free to link to Slimbox--whether in a tweet, email, on facebook, or wherever you like. Here, too, rules of common sense apply. You can link to Slimbox so long as it's done in a way that is fair and legal and does not improperly damage our reputation or take advantage of it. Also, you can't link in such a way as to suggest that Slimbox is endorsing or approving something if that is not the case.
We might provide links to other sites for your convenience. Of course, we likely have nothing to do with those sites, so we can't be responsible for their content or privacy practices.
We are always looking to improve Slimbox, and that means it will be updated and changed from time to time, at our discretion and perhaps without notice (we need to be able to make changes quickly and efficiently). And while we hope Slimbox will become something that helps many people use their email more efficiently, we also have the right to close it down.
In more plain English, this disclaimer basically says that, while we have worked to create what we believe is a terrific product, we are are not providing a binding legal guarantee (or warranty) regarding any aspect of Slimbox or your use of it.
Another way of saying this is that, just as with almost every website or app you use, your use of Slimbox is at your own risk. In legal terms, Slimbox is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. We do not represent or warrant that Slimbox or its content will be accurate, error-free, uninterrupted, virus free, or otherwise meet your needs or expectations. Like many similar services, we disclaim all warranties of any kind (express or implied), except for warranties that cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
"Liability" basically means what someone is legally responsible for, typically in terms of damage someone else says was caused. And you know what "limitations" are. So this section explains the limitations on our liability, and it reflects essentially the same position as almost any other site or app that is providing you a service: We are not liable for damages arising out of your use of, or inability to use, Slimbox. Stated another way: In no event will D2MP Media, LLC, or its officers and directors, employees, or agents be liable for damages of any kind under any legal theory arising out of or in connection with your use, or inability to use Slimbox. We also will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by viruses, technologically harmful material, or denial-of-service attacks. But none of this paragraph limits any liability that cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
And this is where we need to spell it out in one of those super-long legal sentences: In no event will D2MP Media, LLC, its affiliates, service providers, employees, agents, officers, or directors be liable for damages of any kind, under any legal theory, arising out of or in connection with your use, or inability to use, Slimbox, any sites linked to it, including any movement, modification of, or deletion of, your email messages, and including any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages, including but not limited to, personal injury, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of revenue, loss of profits, loss of business or anticipated savings, loss of use, loss of goodwill, loss of data, and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable. We also will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by viruses, technologically harmful material, or denial-of-service attacks. But none of the above affects any liability that cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
We may update these terms from time to time, and the top of this page will show when it was updated. If anything major changes, we'll also let you know through email or twitter.
You can email us with questions or comments at email@example.com. If you've read this far, we are impressed with your attention to detail and hope that you found these terms straightforward and understandable. (They really were written by a lawyer.)