Last updated: October 12, 2017
Please read these Terms of Service ("Terms", "Terms of Service") carefully before using the http://www.truthsetter.com website (the "Service") operated by TruthSetter ("us", "we", or "our").
Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned upon your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who wish to access or use the Service.
By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you do not have permission to access the Service.
When you create an account with us, you guarantee that you are above the age of 18, and that the information you provide us is accurate, complete, and current at all times. Inaccurate, incomplete, or obsolete information may result in the immediate termination of your account on the Service.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, including but not limited to the restriction of access to your computer and/or account. You agree to accept responsibility for any and all activities or actions that occur under your account and/or password, whether your password is with our Service or a third-party service. You must notify us immediately upon becoming aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.
When you create an account with us you are agreeing to accept and follow the Poynter generated code of ethics for fact-checking listed below and understand that failure to do so will result in your account being terminated and your access to our proprietary tools revoked.
A COMMITMENT TO NONPARTISANSHIP AND FAIRNESS Users fact-check claims using the same standard for every fact check. Users will not concentrate their fact-checking on any one side. Users follow the same process for every fact check and let the evidence dictate their conclusions. Users do not advocate or take policy positions on the issues they fact-check. For added measure, TruthSetter uses machine learning technology to help mitigate bias.
A COMMITMENT TO TRANSPARENCY OF SOURCES We want our readers to be able to verify user findings themselves and have provided the platform ability for users to upload url/link/citations to point readers to their factual findings and suitable evidence for corrections. Users will provide all sources via this capability in enough detail that readers can replicate their work, except in cases where a source’s personal security could be compromised. In such cases, users will provide as much detail as possible.
A COMMITMENT TO OPEN AND HONEST CORRECTIONS Registered users must utilize the fact-checking tools responsibly thereby highlighting only that text which is obviously errant within an article. Users must select the accurate corresponding Correction Type listed from the adjacent drop-down menu that most precisely classifies the error. Lastly, users must be able to explain the correction choice using the provided comment box, and provide a source url/link/citation that confirms the truthful and honest corrections. Violators will have their access to TruthSetter’s platform revoked. Random audits performed by our compliance department will ensure users adhere to TruthSetter’s open and honest corrections policy.
The Service and its original content, features and functionality are and will remain the exclusive property of TruthSetter and its licensors. The Service is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Our trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of TruthSetter.
Our Service may contain links to third party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by TruthSetter
TruthSetter has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. We do not warrant the offerings of any of these entities/individuals or their websites.
You acknowledge and agree that TruthSetter shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such third party web sites or services.
We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third party web sites or services that you visit.
We may terminate or suspend your account and bar access to the Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, under our sole discretion, for any reason whatsoever and without limitation, including but not limited to a breach of the Terms.
If you wish to terminate your account, you may simply discontinue using the Service.
All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Virginia, United States, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have had between us regarding the Service.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material we will provide at least 30 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.
By continuing to access or use our Service after any revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, you are no longer authorized to use the Service.
If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.