Terms of Use

QUICK TERMS

StenoWatchdog allows users to rate and review products and services related to the court reporting community.

When you access StenoWatchdog, you are agreeing to the terms below. Please do not use the site if you are unwilling to be bound by these terms. Understand that we may change these terms, without notice, for any reason. You are using StenoWatchdog at your own risk, understanding you may view content that you find to be objectionable.

Inappropriate content: Please be descriptive in your reviews – as complete as possible – but please make sure your reviews are from your personal experience and not hearsay. Please avoid all cussing, threats, hate speeches or marketing other products in your review. You may not add links to your reviews.

Conflicts of interest: Because of the unique closeness of the steno community, it would be very limiting not to allow you to leave reviews for any employers or friends, so you are just asked to use your best judgment in that regard – be honest – don’t just leave good reviews to help a friend. And please DO NOT review your own business or product.

Responsibility: By leaving a review, you are taking complete responsibility for that review. StenoWatchdog does not inherit that responsibility. StenoWatchdog will remove reviews that are questionable in terms of ownership and authenticity. Generally, we will reach out to the reviewer first for confirmation before removal. DO NOT copy and paste review content from other sites or users.

LONGER TERMS

You must create an account and provide certain information about yourself in order to use some of the features that are offered through StenoWatchdog. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account password. You are also responsible for all activities that occur in connection with your account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your account. We reserve the right to close your account at any time for any reason. Your account is for your personal, non-commercial use only. In creating it, we ask that you provide complete and accurate information about yourself. You may not pretend to be someone else, create or use an account for anyone other than yourself, provide an email address other than your own, or create multiple accounts. If you use a fake name, take care to note that others may still be able to identify you if, for example, you include identifying information in your reviews, use that same account information on other sites, or allow other sites to share information about you with StenoWatchdog.

You alone are responsible for your account, your ratings and your reviews, and once published, it cannot always be withdrawn. You assume all risks associated with the content you provide, including anyone’s reliance on its quality, accuracy, or reliability, or any disclosure by you of information in the content you provide that makes you personally identifiable. You may not imply that the content you provide is in any way sponsored or endorsed by StenoWatchdog. You may expose yourself to liability if, for example, the content you provide contains material that is false, intentionally misleading, or defamatory; violates any third-party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; contains material that is unlawful, including illegal hate speech or pornography; exploits or otherwise harms minors; or violates or advocates the violation of any law or regulation.

We may use the content you provide in a number of different ways, including publicly displaying it, reformatting it, incorporating it into advertisements and other works, creating derivative works from it, promoting it, distributing it, and allowing others to do the same in connection with their own websites and media platforms. As such, you hereby irrevocably grant us world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, assignable, transferable rights to use the content you provide for any purpose. You irrevocably waive, and cause to be waived, against StenoWatchdog and its users any claims and assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to the content you provide.

StenoWatchdog may publicly display advertisements and other information next to or included with the content you provide. You are not entitled to any compensation for such advertisements.

All user content, including any that may have been created by users employed by StenoWatchdog, does not necessarily reflect the opinion of StenoWatchdog. We reserve the right to remove, edit, screen, or reinstate content you provide at our sole discretion for any reason or no reason, and without notice to you.

StenoWatchdog may include links to other websites or applications. We do not control and linked sites. You agree that we are not responsible for the availability or contents of such sites. Your use of linked sites is at your own risk.

We may close your account, suspend your ability to use certain portions of StenoWatchdog, or ban you from StenoWatchdog for any reason, and without notice or liability of any kind. Any action by StenoWatchdog could prevent you from accessing your account and your content as well as StenoWatchdog.

You agree to indemnify and hold StenoWatchdog, its owners, creators and employees harmless, including costs, liabilities and legal fees, from any claim or demand made by any third party arising out of (1) your access to or use of StenoWatchdog, (2) your violation of these Terms, (3) any products or services purchased or obtained by you in connection with StenoWatchdog, or (4) the infringement by you, or any third party using your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. StenoWatchdog does reserve the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and the control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us. You also agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims. You agree not to settle any such matters without the prior written consent of StenoWatchdog. StenoWatchdog will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action or proceeding upon us becoming aware of it.

StenoWatchdog is made available “AS IS,” and may not be monitored routinely for content. You are using StenoWatchdog with that understanding…now enjoy!!! (whew!)