Terms of Use

Welcome to FreeTheBlankets, the site that calls upon hotels to untuck all blankets ("FreeTheBlankets"). Please read carefully the following terms and conditions (the "Terms", or the "Terms of Use"). By using FreeTheBlankets, or by registering as a user with FreeTheBlankets, you agree to be bound by these Terms. if you do not agree with these Terms, you may not use FreeTheBlankets.

What's It All About

FreeTheBlankets is a community oriented international movement to be, that calls upon hotels, motels, hostels, guest-houses and any other kind of lodging facilities to untuck all blankets and set them free. As such, FreeTheBlankets includes a listing of hotels with free (untucked) blankets, enabling users to easily find, contribute and share related information with others, a petition that calls upon hotels to free the blankets and much more.

Acceptable use of FreeTheBlankets

Subject to these Terms of Use, and provided that you are at least 13 years old, you may access, use and upload content, and participate in the FreeTheBlankets online community.

You agree to abide by all applicable local and international laws, regulations and rules relating to your interaction with FreeTheBlankets. You further agree that you are solely responsible for all acts or omissions associated with your access and use of FreeTheBlankets and the access and use of FreeTheBlankets by anyone on your behalf.

When using FreeTheBlankets, You agree to refrain from willfully, or carelessly -

  • breaching these Terms or any other applicable rules and instructions that FreeTheBlankets may convey with respect to its use;
  • interfering with or disrupting the functionality of FreeTheBlankets;
  • circumventing or manipulating the operation, or functionality of FreeTheBlankets;
  • sending automated or machine generated search queries;
  • posting false, inaccurate, or misleading content;
  • posting content which is not compatible with the defined topics, or otherwise does not comply with these terms?;
  • using robots, crawlers and similar applications to collect and compile content from FreeTheBlankets, in such ways that might impair or disrupt FreeTheBlankets' functionality;
  • displaying FreeTheBlankets or any part thereof in an exposed or concealed frame, or linking to elements on FreeTheBlankets, such as images, independently from the web pages on which they originally appear;
  • impersonating any person or entity, or making any false statement pertaining to your identity, employment, agency or affiliation with any person or entity;
  • collecting or processing personal information of FreeTheBlankets users without their explicit consent;
  • posting commercial content, including advertisements, sponsorships, solicitations, endorsements and public relations material, except as expressly permitted and in designated zones only.
  • posting, disseminating, transmitting or otherwise communicating through, or to FreeTheBlankets, or making available any content on FreeTheBlankets, or when using FreeTheBlankets or any of the Services, content which may reasonably be deemed as:
  • infringing or violating intellectual property rights of other parties, including patents, copyrights and trademarks;
  • Abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, obscene, Threatening or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
  • Software viruses, Trojan Horses, Worms, Vandals, Spyware and any other Malicious Applications;
  • Encouraging, supporting, assisting, providing instructions or advising in the committing of a criminal offense, under the applicable laws;
  • Constituting a violation of a person's right for privacy or right of publicity;
  • Prohibited by any applicable law, including court restraining orders, to be posted, published, disseminated, or otherwise made available to the public;
  • Unsolicited commercial communications ('spam'), chain letters, or pyramid schemes.

User generated content

We encourage free speech and open discussion on FreeTheBlankets. However, you may post content on FreeTheBlankets only on its related issues and subject to these Terms.

we may review posted content and delete, remove block access to it, or refuse to post it on FreeTheBlankets, for any reason that we may consider to be justified in our sole discretion, including:

  • preventing misuse of the Services;
  • when we deem the content to be in breach of these Terms, or an infringement of any applicable law;
  • when your user account is canceled, either by yourself or by us;
  • when pursuant to these Terms, the owner of content that you have posted wishes it to be removed, whether as result of a person's complaint, or of our own initiative;

We encourage you to treat content posted on the internet, including the content posted by others on FreeTheBlankets, with caution and discretion. Such content is not posted on our behalf and we cannot guarantee its accuracy, credibility, authenticity, validity, integrity or legality.

We do not warrant or guarantee that any content that you wish to post on FreeTheBlankets will be posted or that we will post it indefinitely.

We may also delete content after a certain period of time from initial posting. Consequently, you might not find content that you or any other user previously posted on FreeTheBlankets.

Registration and User account

FreeTheBlankets serves all internet users. However, uploading content - and other services that we may designate from time to time -- may be available to registered users only.

By registering you represent and warrant that you are 13 years of age or older.

Registration with FreeTheBlankets in order to upload content is free of charge.

When you register with FreeTheBlankets or participate in any of its online activities (such as signing our petition) we will ask you to provide us with certain contact and personal details. Bear in mind that false, incorrect, or outdated information may prevent you from registering and impair our ability to contact you in case of need. We will explicitly indicate the fields for mandatory completion.

To login, you must use your username and password. We may also establish and require from time to time additional or different means of identification and authentication for logging in and accessing your account, or for accessing certain zones on FreeTheBlankets.

You agree to maintain your username and password in confidentiality and refrain from disclosing them to others. If you don't want to minimize the risk that someone will access your user account without your consent, make sure that you change your password frequently and at least once every three months.

You are fully accountable for any outcome resulting from your failure to provide true, accurate and complete details in the course of the registration process, and for any use or misuse of your account on FreeTheBlankets as a result of conveying your details to someone else.

Notwithstanding any remedies that may be available to us under any applicable law, we may temporarily or permanently deny, limit, suspend, or terminate your user account, prohibit you from accessing FreeTheBlankets, remove content that you have posted on FreeTheBlankets and take technical and legal steps to keep you off FreeTheBlankets, if we think that -

  • you have abused your rights to use FreeTheBlankets; or
  • you have breached these Terms; or
  • you deliberately submitted false content or information; or
  • you have performed any act or omission which is harmful or likely to be harmful to us, or any other third party, including other users of FreeTheBlankets; or,

Rankings

FreeTheBlankets includes rankings for both users and hotels. Rankings are subjective. They do not pertain to reflect an absolute truth. Those attached to users are allocated automatically by FreeTheBlankets computer-server, while those attached to hotels are made by FreeTheBlankets' users and reflect their accumulated subjective opinions. Such opinions are not made on behalf of FreeTheBlankets or any of its staff.

Intellectual property in Users' Content

We do not claim ownership over content, such as text and images that you upload to FreeTheBlankets. Ownership in such intellectual property is determined by the applicable law. However, when you submit content to FreeTheBlankets, you represent and warrant that you are the rightful owner of all rights to that content or that you are licensed by the rightful owners to post and use such content on FreeTheBlankets, in accordance with these Terms.

By submitting content, including data, images, sounds, text, ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques for posting on FreeTheBlankets, and including any and all communications that you make with other users on or through FreeTheBlankets, you grant us a royalty-free, worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual and irrevocable license, to copy, distribute, display publicly, make available to the public, adapt, sub-license, translate, combine with or incorporate into other content, modify and create derivative works on FreeTheBlankets, and in other communication and information networks, platforms, applications or services. You further waive all rights of attribution with respect to the use of your content.

By uploading your content to FreeTheBlankets you allow every user to use the content and benefit from it, in any available and legal way.

FreeTheBlankets' Intellectual property

All rights, title and interest in and to FreeTheBlankets (except for users' and third parties' content), including patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade names, service marks, trade secrets and other intellectual property rights, and any goodwill associated therewith, are owned by FreeTheBlankets operators.

Unless otherwise expressly permitted in these Terms, you may not copy, distribute, display or perform publicly, sublicense, decompile, disassemble, reduce to human readable form, execute publicly, make available to the public, adapt, make commercial use, process, compile, translate, sell, lend, rent, reverse engineer, combine with other software, modify or create derivative works of any of the content on FreeTheBlankets, which is subject to intellectual property or other proprietary rights, either by yourself or by a third party on your behalf, in any way or by any means, including, but not limited to electronic, mechanical or optical means, other than expressly permitted in these Terms.

You may not adapt or use otherwise any name, mark or logo that is identical, or confusingly similar to any of FreeTheBlankets trademarks, service marks and logos.

You must avoid any action or omission which may dilute, or tarnish our goodwill.

Requests to remove content

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. Any requests to remove copyright infringing content from FreeTheBlankets, or counter requests to repost content, on grounds of mistake or misidentification of the content, shall be made in accordance with FreeTheBlankets's Copyright Policy.

After receiving a request to remove or re-post content on FreeTheBlankets, we may act as we deem fit, in accordance with the applicable law.

Links to other sites

FreeTheBlankets contains links to third party websites and other contents available through the internet. We do not operate, or monitor these websites and contents. You may find them or the information and content posted therein not compatible with your requirements, or you may object to their content, or find such content to be annoying, improper, unlawful or immoral. By making available links to a certain website, FreeTheBlankets does not endorse or sponsor their content, or confirm their accuracy, credibility, authenticity, validity, integrity or legality. We assume no responsibility or liability for such third party websites or contents, or their availability.

FreeTheBlankets may include paid advertisements, sponsored links and commercial information (the "advertisements"). By clicking the advertisements you may be transferred to a website of an advertiser or receive any other messages, information or offers from the advertiser and from others. We are not responsible for any of the advertisers' practices including their privacy practices, or for the content of their websites, information, messages or offers.

Privacy

We respect your privacy. Our Privacy Policy explains the accepted privacy practices on FreeTheBlankets and is incorporated by reference to these Terms. We may change the terms of this Policy from time to time and therefore recommend that you read it periodically.

Changes in FreeTheBlankets

We may from time to time change FreeTheBlankets' layout, design or display, as well as the scope and availability of the content and Services, without giving prior notice. Changes of this type by their very nature may cause inconvenience or even malfunctions at first. You agree and acknowledge that we do not assume any responsibility with respect to, or in connection with the introduction of such changes or from any malfunctions or failures that may result therefrom.

Site and service availability

The availability and functionality of FreeTheBlankets depend on various factors and elements, including software, hardware and communication networks, and partially provided by third parties. These factors are not fault free. We do not warrant or guarantee that FreeTheBlankets will operate without disruption, errors or interruptions, or that it will be accessible, or available at all times, or immune from unauthorized access or error free.

Termination of operation

We may at all times, in our sole discretion, terminate the operation of FreeTheBlankets, or any part thereof, temporarily or permanently. We may not give any notice prior to the termination of FreeTheBlankets. At any time, we may block, remove or delete any content from FreeTheBlankets, without maintaining any backup copy.

You agree and acknowledge that we do not assume any responsibility with respect to, or in connection with the termination of FreeTheBlankets's operations and loss of any data as a result.

Amendments to these Terms

We may from time to time change these Terms, including any and all documents, forms and policies incorporated thereto. Substantial changes will take effect 10 days after we have posted an initial notification on FreeTheBlankets's homepage or any other relevant web pages on FreeTheBlankets, with respect to such changes. Other changes will take effect 5 days after their initial posting on FreeTheBlankets, unless we amend these Terms to comply with legal requirements. In such cases the amendments will become effective immediately upon their initial posting, or as required. ontinuing to use FreeTheBlankets shall indicate you acceptance of the amended terms. if you do not agree with any of the amended terms, then you must avoid any further use of FreeTheBlankets.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

FREETHEBLANKETS IS PROVIDED FOR USE AS IS. WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND REPRESANTATIONS, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO FREETHEBLANKETS, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUALITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, COMPATIBILITY, PERFORMANCE, SECURITY OR ACCURACY. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT FREETHEBLANKETS WILL OPERATE IN AN UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE MANNER OR THAT WILL ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE OR FREE FROM ALL HARMFULL COMPONENTS. YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE USE OF FREETHEBLANKETS IS ENTIRELY, OR AT THE MAXIMUM PERMITTED BY THE APPLICABLE LAW, AT YOUR OWN RISK.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

WE, INCLUDING OUR FOUNDERS AND STAFF, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE APPLICABLE LAW, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE, AND LOSS (INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFIT AND LOSS OF DATA), COSTS, EXPENSES AND PAYMENTS, EITHER IN TORT, CONTRACTUAL, OR IN ANY OTHER FORM OF LIABILITY, ARISING FROM, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE FREETHEBLANKETS, OR FROM ANY FAILURE, ERROR, OR BREAKDOWN IN THE FUNCTION OF FREETHEBLANKETS, OR FROM ANY FAULT, OR ERROR MADE BY FREETHEBLANKETS' USERS, STAFF OR ANYONE ACTING ON OUR BEHALF, OR FROM YOUR RELIANCE ON POSTED CONTENT ON FREETHEBLANKETS, OR FROM ANY COMMUNICATION WITH FREETHEBLANKETS, OR WITH OTHER USERS ON OR THROUGH FREETHEBLANKETS, OR FROM ANY DENIAL OR CANCELATION OF YOUR USER ACCOUNT, OR FROM RETENTION, DELETION, DISCLOSURE AND ANY OTHER USE OR LOSS OF YOUR CONTENT ON FREETHEBLANKETS. IN ANY EVENT, YOUR SOLE REMEDY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE CORRECTIONS OF SUCH ERRORS, OR MALFUNCTIONS.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless, us and anyone acting on our behalf, at your own expense and immediately after receiving a written notice from us, from and against any damages, loss, costs, expenses and payments, including reasonable attorney's fees and legal expenses, resulting from any complaint, claim, or demand, arising from, or in connection with your breach of these Terms.

Governing Law, Jurisdiction

The Terms and your use of FreeTheBlankets shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Israel. without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions which would result in the application of the laws of a jurisdiction other than the State of Israel.

You agree to resolve any dispute or claim that you may have against us and to submit to personal jurisdiction in the exclusive jurisdiction of courts in the District of Tel-Aviv-Jaffa, Israel.

General

The Terms of Use constitutes the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the use of FreeTheBlankets and supersedes any and all other agreements.

No waiver, concession, extension, representation, alteration, addition or derogation from these Terms by us, or pursuant to these Terms, shall be effective unless consented to explicitly and executed in writing by our authorized representative.

The Terms of Use shall take precedence over all documents, forms and policies incorporated thereto, which may conflict with these Terms of Use, unless specifically indicated in such documents that a certain provision is determined notwithstanding any of the provisions of these Terms of Use.

Failure on our part to demand performance of any provision in these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of any of our rights under these Terms.

The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the international Sale of Goods shall not govern these Terms.

Changes in Ownership

We may incorporate FreeTheBlankets as a separate company or transfer ownerships rights and title in FreeTheBlankets, to a third party, provided that your rights according to these Terms are not infringed by the transfer of ownership. In that case, all of your details and information pertaining to you will be passed on to the corporation receiving the rights in FreeTheBlankets and you hereby give your prior consent thereto.

No Assignment

Your rights and obligations under these Terms are not assignable.

Severability

If any provision of these Terms is held to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable by a competent court, then the provision shall be performed and enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law, and the remaining provisions of these Terms shall continue to remain in full force and effect.

Survival

The provisions of the intellectual property, disclaimer of warranty, limitation of liability and indemnification sections, shall survive the termination, or expiration of these Terms.

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