1. Welcome to IPD Group
Thanks for using our services (“Services”). The Services are provided by Internet Product Development Group, Inc., dba IPD Group (“IPD Group”, or “We”), an independent privately-held company in the state of Maryland with offices in Washington, DC, and Prague, Czech Republic. For information about how to contact IPD Group, please visit our contact page .
By using our Services, you (“You”) are agreeing to these Terms of Service (“Terms”). Please read them carefully.
2. Using our Services
You must follow any policies made available to you within the Services.
Using our Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in our Services or the content you access. You may not use content from our Services unless you obtain permission from its owner or are otherwise permitted by law. These Terms do not grant you the right to use any branding or logos used in our Services. Don’t remove, obscure, or alter any legal notices displayed in or along with our Services.
Our Services display some content that is not ours. This content is the sole responsibility of the entity that makes it available. We may review content to determine whether it is illegal or violates our policies, and we may remove or refuse to display content that we reasonably believe violates our policies or the law. But that does not necessarily mean that we review content, so please don’t assume that we do.
Don’t misuse our Services. For example, don’t interfere with our Services or try to access them using a method other than the interface and the instructions that we provide. You may use our Services only as permitted by law. We may suspend or stop providing our Services to you if you do not comply with our terms or policies or if we are investigating suspected misconduct.
In connection with your use of the Services, we may send you service announcements, administrative messages, and other information. You may opt out of some of those communications.
Some of our Services are available on mobile devices. Do not use such Services in a way that distracts you and prevents you from obeying traffic or safety laws.
3. Modifying and Terminating our Services
We are constantly changing and improving our Services. We focus on your satisfaction. We work tirelessly to ensure the best possible results and pledge that we will provide the highest quality of service in a timely and professional manner.
Though, we cannot guarantee search engine ranking results, specific placement or media usage of your press releases. Should you have concerns related to the performance of your press release, please contact us .
We may add or remove functionalities or features, and we may suspend or stop a Service altogether. We may also stop providing Services to you, or add or create new limits to our Services at any time.
You can stop using our Services at any time, although we’ll be sorry to see you go.
4. Your Account
You may need an IPD Group account in order to use some of our Services. You may create your own account (it’s free), or an account may be assigned to you by an administrator, such as your employer or educational institution.
To protect your account, keep your password confidential. You are responsible for the activity that happens on or through your account. Try not to reuse your password on third-party applications. If you learn of any unauthorized use of your password or your account, please contact us .
You agree to provide IPD Group with complete and accurate contact and billing information when required.
You may use some of our Services free-of-charge. Some of our Services, including but not limited to PR distribution, may require a clearly posted fee.
IPD Group reserves the right to modify its fees and charges and to introduce new charges at any time.
6. Privacy and Copyright Protection
Some of our Services allow you to submit or store content. You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours.
When you submit or store content to or through our Services, you give IPD Group (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, publish, publicly display and distribute such content. This license continues even if you stop using our Services.
7. Content Submission
You need an IPD Group account to submit or store content (including but not limited to press releases) to or through our Services.
You must follow any policies made available to you throughout the content submission process.
All submitted content must follow our Editorial Guidelines. They are subject to change at any time at our sole discretion.
You are responsible for the accuracy of all submitted content by you even if such copy has been reviewed, edited or written by IPD Group for you. We are not responsible for verifying any facts contained in the submitted content. We reserve the right to edit or reject the content or other information when necessary at our sole discretion.
You are responsible for taking all reasonable precautions to ensure that the submitted content does not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party (including, for example, copyrights, trademarks, privacy, or other personal or proprietary rights). IPD Group does not accept responsibility for any copyright infringement for any images or videos used in the submitted content.
You must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations related to content submitted including but not limited to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and laws relating to “spam”.
We reserve the right to impose a reasonable charge for any costs it may incur in connection with regulatory requests or subpoena pertaining to content submitted.
We reserve the right to remove credit(s) from a user's account at our discretion and without any compensation to the client, if the client has been notified of content submission violations and continues to post content that is materially identical to the content rejected.
Press release credits are valid for one year (365 days) from the date of purchase.
8. Content Syndication
Our Services are also designed to help you find news information that resides also on sites not owned or controlled by IPD Group. In particular, the Services provide links and brief descriptions of news stories to help you identify the stories of interest to you, including but not limited to links, descriptions, texts, images and other materials (“Links”). When you select a story, you will be linked to the news site on which that story appears. IPD Group owns and retains all intellectual property rights to the Service; but we do not claim ownership rights to the original news stories, which are instead held by the sites to which the Service links.
The Links may be protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights of IPD Group and/or third-party content providers (“Publishers”). You may not license, sublicense, sell, assign, transfer any of the Links provided without the express permission of the rights owner You agree that you will at all times conspicuously designate the Publisher as the source of the news content.
The Links may contain a link to the original Publisher’s website via an intermediate link through our website. You may not delete, disable, modify or hide this intermediate link and/or the code that we provide to you when using some of our Services which generates the Links or any of the Links, in whole or part.
We reserve the right to modify the presentation of the Links at its sole discretion, including but not limited to changing the look and/or format of the Links and inserting advertising and/or press releases with the Links.
The Links do not constitute any endorsements by IPD Group or its affiliates of any third-party site or any materials contained therein. IPD Group and its affiliates do not control and are not responsible for the availability or accuracy of such third-party sites or any information, content, products or services accessible from such third-party sites.
The Links may not be used on any sites that we determine to be unsuitable for any reasons that include but are not limited to those that: (a) promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age, (b) modify the names of the Publishers or fail to give proper source attribution without Publisher’s permission, (c) violate intellectual property rights.
If you are a Publisher and you do not want your content syndicated, indexed or linked to by IPD Group, please contact us and such Links may be removed on a case by case basis.
9. Our Warranties and Disclaimers
We provide our Services using a commercially reasonable level of skill and care and we hope that you will enjoy using them. But there are certain things that we don’t promise about our Services.
We disclaim any and all responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, reliability, or availability of information or materials displayed in our Services. We disclaim any responsibility for the deletion, failure to store, or delivery of any material, or for any harm resulting from accessing any material on the Internet through our Services.
Other than as expressly set out in these terms or additional terms, neither IPD Group nor its suppliers or distributors make any specific promises about the Services. For example, we don’t make any commitments about the content within the Services, the specific functions of the Services, or their reliability, availability, or ability to meet your needs. We provide the Services “as is”.
Some jurisdictions provide for certain warranties, like the implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all warranties.
10. Liability for our Services
When permitted by law, IPD Group and its suppliers and distributors will not be responsible for lost profits, revenues, or data, financial losses or indirect, special, consequential, exemplary, or punitive damages.
To the extent permitted by law, the total liability of IPD Group, and its suppliers and distributors, for any claims under these terms, including for any implied warranties, is limited to the amount you paid us to use the Services (or, if we choose, to supplying you the Services again).
In all cases, IPD Group, and its suppliers and distributors will not be liable for any loss or damage that is not reasonably foreseeable.
We recognize that in some countries, you might have legal rights as a consumer. If you are using the Services for a personal purpose, then nothing in these terms or any additional terms limits any consumer legal rights which may not be waived by contract.
11. Business Uses of our Services
If you are using our Services on behalf of a business, that business accepts these terms. It will hold harmless and indemnify IPD Group and its affiliates, officers, agents, and employees from any claim, suit or action arising from or related to the use of the Services or violation of these terms, including any liability or expense arising from claims, losses, damages, suits, judgments, litigation costs, and attorneys’ fees.
12. About these Terms
These Terms control the relationship between IPD Group and you. They do not create any third-party beneficiary rights.
We may modify these Terms or any additional terms that apply to a Service to, for example, reflect changes to the law or changes to our Services. You should look at the Terms regularly. We’ll post notice of modifications to these Terms on this page. Changes will not apply retroactively and will become effective no sooner than fourteen days after they are posted. However, changes addressing new functions for a Service or changes made for legal reasons will be effective immediately. If you do not agree to the modified terms for a Service, you should discontinue your use of that Service.
If you do not comply with these Terms, and we don’t take action right away, this doesn’t mean that we are giving up any rights that we may have (such as taking action in the future).
If it turns out that a particular term is not enforceable, this will not affect any other terms.
Interpretation and enforcement of these Terms shall be governed by the laws of the state of Maryland, USA. You consent irrevocably to personal jurisdiction in the federal and state courts of Maryland, USA for any action arising out of or relating to your use of our Services. The federal and state courts of Maryland shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all such actions. In any such action, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover all legal expenses incurred in connection with the action, including but not limited to its costs, both taxable and non-taxable, and reasonable attorney's fees.