Demeter Terms of Service

These Terms and Conditions (the “Terms”) set forth the mutual agreement as to your (“you”, the “User”) rights and responsibilities when you use Defining The Box Inc. dba Demeter’s (herein referred to as “the Company”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) websites (the “Site”), products, software, and services as accessed from time to time by the User (the “Services”).  

Demeter offers an online platform for users to design, communicate and market content creation events.

By using any of the Services you are agreeing to these Terms. Please read these documents carefully – they contain important information about your rights and your responsibilities when you use the Services.

Your privacy is important to us. Our Privacy Policy sets forth information on how we collect, process, use and share your data and is incorporated by reference herein. If you do not accept and agree to be bound by any of these Terms of Use, you are not authorized to access or otherwise use the Services. Your access to and use of the Services constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to abide by each of these terms and conditions set forth below.

1. Eligibility.

You must be at least 18 years old to register to use the Services. If you are registering to use the Service on behalf of a legal entity, you must be the authorized representative of such entity. Demeter may, in its sole discretion, refuse to offer the Services to any person or entity and may change the eligibility criteria at any time.

International Users
The Site is controlled, operated and administered by Demeter from our offices within the United States. If you access the Site from a location outside of the US, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the Services accessed through in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.

2. Use of the Services.

By using the Services, you agree to, acknowledge, and represent as follows:

  • You are solely responsible for all conduct, content, and transactions that are made through your user account;
  • You will not transmit through the Services any unlawful, harassing, libelous, privacy invading, abusive, threatening, defamatory, vulgar, racist, or otherwise harmful material of any kind, including without limitation any content that depicts nudity, sexual conduct or violence;
  • You will not upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available: (a) any content or material that infringes upon a third-party right, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, right of publicity or privacy, or any other intellectual property rights; (b) any advertisements for yourself, your content or your services; (c) any third-party advertisements, including banner exchange services; (d) any software viruses or any other malicious application or code; or (e) any content or material which may constitute or encourage conduct that is a criminal offense or civil wrong or otherwise violates any applicable law;
  • You will not violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, statute, ordinance, rule or regulation;
  • You will not scrape or otherwise use any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering or extraction methods (except as may be the result of standard search engine protocols or technologies used by a search engine with our express consent);
  • You will not solicit, create or submit unwanted email, comments, messages or other forms of commercial or harassing communications (“spam”) to any other user. For the purposes of clarity, once you have solicited a transactional request or submitted a product for purchase through the Site you may not attempt to engage in the same or substantially similar commercial transaction privately without the use of the Services;
  • You agree not to permit any third-party to do any of the foregoing. We reserve the right to terminate your account or prohibit you from using the Services or requests or remove any content that does not comply with these Terms of Use for any reason in our sole discretion.

3. Account Registration, Termination, and Renewal.

When using the Services the User agrees to provide true, accurate, current, and complete information as prompted by the Service for the purposes of registration and to maintain and promptly update such information to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, or if Demeter has a reasonable ground to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof). The Services are for use only in the state in which you reside. Through the use of the Services, you may create a password and account designation. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. If you allow third parties to access our website through your username and password, you will defend and indemnify Demeter and its affiliates against any liability, costs, or damages, including attorney fees, arising out of claims or suits by such third parties based upon or relating to such access and use.

We may limit, terminate, or suspend your access to the Services without a refund if you breach or act inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms. In such cases, the User will not be entitled to a refund of subscription fees for use of the Services.

4. Content Used in Connection with the Services.

You acknowledge that all content generated by the User (“User Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person from which such User Content originated. This means that you, and not Demeter, are entirely responsible for all User Content that you upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit via the Service.

You acknowledge that the content presented to you as part of the Services, whether original Demeter content or sponsored content within the Services, (the “Demeter Content”) is protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property rights that are owned by us and/or the sponsors who provide that content to Demeter (or by other persons or companies on their behalf). You may not modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, or create derivative works based on the this content (either in whole or in part) without the express permission of the content owner.

The User undertakes not to use the Services for the purposes of uploading, posting, emailing or in any other way processing or forwarding either User or Demeter Content in breach of applicable law (including but not limited to information that may be deemed to constitute incitement to racial hatred, child pornography, slander, insult, instigation of rebellion, unlawful description of violence, and/or violation of copyright or any intellectual property law or violations of the personal data act), content with nudity or that may in any other way be conceived as threatening, insulting, racist, offensive, vulgar and/or indecent or which involves infringement of a private individual’s personal sphere or the infringement of a third party trademark or copyright or other intellectual property right. The User is also obligated not to use Demeter’s trademarks or distinctive marks in any way other than has been explicitly consented to by Demeter.

By agreeing to these Terms of Service the User consents to our processing and storing of Personal Information and User Content (as further described in our Privacy Policy), and to disclosing Personal Information or User Content if we are obliged to do so by law, or if we, at our discretion consider it necessary to (a) comply with a legal obligation; (b) uphold these Terms of Service; (c) respond to statements that User Content and/or Personal Information constitute an infringement of a third party right or in any other way is in contravention with law; or (d) protect Demeter, its users or the public’s interests, rights, property or personal safety.

If a User finds that content available on the Site is in breach of the terms of this agreement, such User may file a complaint with our customer support. In the event of such complaint, we reserve the right to remove the content in question either temporarily or permanently.

5. Grant of License to User Content.

Any User that uploads content for sale on the Site (a “Seller”) hereby grants to Demeter a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable license (with right to sub-license) to use, reproduce, distribute and display as well as to grant to third parties and Demeter’s partners a right to sublicense, the content within the scope of the various functionalities of the Services from time to time and within the business of Demeter, including without limitation promoting Demeter or redistributing Demeter Content in any media formats and through any media channels (including promotion campaigns in social media), for as long as the content is made available by the User on the Site.

Demeter may from time to time grant to the operators of public search engines permission to use search engines or search spiders to copy content for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the content. Each User specifically allows for Demeter to grant access to the content for such search engines or spiders.

Any commercial use of any content by another User other than the Seller requires such User to purchase a license to the content (a “Content License”) as per the definition below.

For the avoidance of doubt, the grant of a perpetual license as set out below means that the Content License will remain in full force and effect even if the content to which the license refers has been removed or deleted from the Site. Thus, removal/deletion of any content from the Site does not affect Content Licenses sold prior to such removal/deletion.

By uploading User Content to the Site, the Seller agrees to have such User Content published for sale on the Site and on our partners’ platforms at such terms and prices that we or our partners apply at the time of license purchase.

We reserve the right in our sole discretion to set the Content Fee (as defined below) for all Content Licenses to any User Content published on the Site. We further reserve the right to adjust any such Content Fee upwards or downwards at our own discretion at any time, to run temporary promotional campaigns covering all or some of the User Content on the Site and to create bundles, compilations and portfolios of User Content and to set the prices for such campaigns, bundles, etc, at our own discretion.

6. Terms between Buyers and Sellers of Content Licenses.

For any purchase of Content Licenses (as defined below) executed through the Site, the Buyer agrees to pay the defined price stipulated on the Site for the relevant content (the “Content Fee”). The Content Fee consists of: (i) a one-time license fee paid by the Buyer to the Seller allowing for the Buyer to use the content purchased in accordance with the terms of this User Agreement (the “License Fee”); and (ii) a transaction fee paid by the Buyer to Demeter for its use of the Services to purchase the Content License (the “Transaction Fee”).

Subject to completion of the purchase process on the Site and the Buyer’s payment of the Content Fee, and in accordance with these Terms of Service, the Seller grants to the Buyer a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide and fully-paid right of use to the  content for any purpose, whether commercial or non-commercial, including the right to modify, reproduce, publish and display the content, and create derivative works thereof, in any manner (the “Content License”). However, the Buyer may not use the content for any uses that are prohibited according to the below (“Prohibited Uses”).

Prohibited Uses are:

  • any use in breach of applicable law (including without limitation incitement to racial hatred, child pornography, slander, insult, instigation of rebellion, unlawful description of violence),
  • any use that may in any other way be conceived as threatening, insulting, racist, offensive, vulgar and/or indecent or which involves infringement of a private individual’s personal sphere, including without limitation, use of Content for dating, pornographic or other sexual purposes, or any use that Demeter considers, in its own discretion, harms or may be harmful to Demeter’s brand and/or good reputation;
  • any use that constitutes infringement of a third party trademark or copyright or other intellectual property right or constitutes violation of relevant personal data protection regulations; or
  • any resale or sub-licensing.

Nothing in these Terms shall constitute or be construed as a transfer of ownership to the Buyer of any of the Seller’s intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights in and to the User Content.

All payments are final and binding and will not be refunded to a Buyer under any circumstances.

7. Model Consents.

The Seller confirms, through the uploading of any content to the Site, that the Seller has received all required consents from any and all private individuals pictured or recorded in such content. Upon request from Demeter, the Seller undertakes to provide such written or other evidence as we may reasonably require confirming such releases from participating individuals/models in the content. We retains the right to request additional releases or agreements for any uploaded content.

8. No Attribution Rights.

The Seller is aware and agrees that by granting a Content License under these Terms, the Seller waives all rights to be identified or attributed as photographer, author, or copyright holder of the User Content. Thus, the Buyer shall be free to use the content in accordance with the Content License without mentioning the Seller. However, the Buyer shall not be entitled to state or otherwise indicate that the Buyer is the copyright holder of the content, but may merely state that the Buyer uses the content under license.

9. Disputes between Users.

In the event of a breach by the Seller or Buyer of these Terms or in the event of any other claim directed by the Seller towards the Buyer or vice versa, such claims or disputes will need to be handled directly between the Seller and the Buyer.

In the event of such claim or dispute, Demeter may (but has no obligation to) release relevant information to the relevant party against which the Seller/Buyer has a claim. Each of the Seller and Buyer agrees to the release of such relevant information for the purposes of a dispute resolution. Apart from any such release of relevant information, Demeter shall not be part of any such dispute or have any responsibility in relation thereto and each of the Seller and the Buyer expressly disclaims any responsibility for Demeter in relation thereto.

10. Warranty.

To the maximum extent permitted by law, we disclaim all warranties express or implied, including the implied warranties of non-infringement, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose. We do not make any promises (a) about the Demeter Content, (b) about the specific functionality of the Services, (c) about the quality, accuracy, reliability, or availability of the Demeter Content or Services, or (d) that the Demeter Content or Services will be free from viruses or other harmful components.

11. Third-Party Interactions.

Your interactions with entities or individuals found on the Demeter services or through the use of the Demeter website, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such entities or individuals. The User is solely responsible for, and will exercise caution, discretion, common sense and judgment in, using the Services and disclosing any personal information.

You agree that Demeter is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage or resulting civil or criminal legal or administrative action(s) of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings. If there is a dispute between any of the third-parties or affiliates made available through the use of the Services, or with any other users of the site, you hereby release Demeter, its officers, employees, agents and successors in interest from claims, demand and damages (actual or consequential) of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes or the Site or the features and services therein. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which states:

“A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”

12. Modification.

We have the right to modify these Terms or any additional terms that apply to a Service at any time, including to reflect changes to the law or changes to our Services. We will notify you of any material changes by posting information through the Services or via email. Such material changes will not apply retroactively and will become effective thirty days after they are posted, except that changes addressing new functions in the Services or changes made for legal reasons will be effective immediately. Your continued use of the Services after a change to the Terms will mean you accept the changes.

13. Giveaway Policy.


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14. Copyright Policy.

Demeter respects the intellectual property rights of others. If a copyright owner believes that their copyright-protected content appears and/or is otherwise made available on the Site without authorization, the copyright owner may, per the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), initiate a “notice-and-takedown” procedure to have the content removed.

The following is an overview of how the DCMA notice-and-takedown procedure operates:

If a copyright owner believes that the Site includes infringing content, the copyright owner may send a corresponding Notification of Claimed Infringement to Demeter. Provided that the Notification of Claimed Infringement is effective, Demeter will: (i) promptly remove the content; and (ii) promptly provide the Notification of Claimed Infringement to the content owner and notify the content owner that the content has been removed.

If the content owner believes that the Notification of Claimed Infringement was wrongfully submitted (due to mistake or misidentification), the content owner may send a Counter-Notification to Demeter. If Demeter receives an effective Counter-Notification, then we will send a Reinstatement Notification to the copyright owner. This Reinstatement Notification will indicate that the removed content will be reinstated in not less than ten (10) business days and no more than fourteen (14) business days, unless Demeter first receives notice from the copyright owner that a legal action has been initiated by the copyright owner in relation to the content.

There are a number of items of information that a Notification of Claimed Infringement or a Counter-Notification must include in order to be effective; additionally, in order to be effective, the Notification of Claimed Infringement and Counter-Notification must be sent to a particular person designated for this purpose (Demeter’s “Designated Agent”). Information regarding the requirements for Notification of Claimed Infringement and Counter-Notification, as well as contact information for the Designated Agent, are provided below.

Under 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), a Notification of Claimed Infringement or Counter-Notification that includes a knowing material misrepresentation may subject the submitter of such Notification of Counter-Notification to damages, including costs and attorney’s fees.

Requirements for an Effective Notification of Claimed Infringement
For your Notification of Claimed Infringement to be effective, it must include substantially the following items of information:

  • Identification of the copyrighted work(s) claimed to have been infringed;
  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act for and on behalf of the copyright owner;
  • Identification of the content that is claimed to be infringing, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Demeter to locate the content (e.g., specific URLs where the content may be found);
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit Demeter to contact you, including an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or any law; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Requirements for an Effective Counter-Notification
For your Counter-Notification to be effective, it must include substantially the following items of information:

  • Your physical or electronic signature;
  • Identification of the content and the location (e.g., URL) at which the content appeared before it was removed;
  • A statement UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed as a result of mistake or misidentification;
  • Your name, address, and telephone number; and
  • A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district of Colorado and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided the Notification of Claimed Infringement or an agent of such person.

Contact Information for Designated Agent

As noted above, a Notification of Claimed Infringement or must be sent to Demeter’s Designated Agent to be effective. Demeter’s Designated Agent can be reached at:

15. Limitation on Liability.

We limit our liability to the fullest extent allowed by law. We will not be liable for any unintentional damage, any actual, incidental, or consequential damage, or for any loss or claim of any kind. Some jurisdictions do not allow us to have a broad limit on our liability. If you live in one of those jurisdictions, some of these limitations may not apply to you. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Services or with any statement in these Terms, your sole remedy is to stop using the Services. Our total liability in any matter related to the Services or these Terms is limited to the aggregate amount you paid us during the 12-month period preceding the event giving rise to the liability.

16. Indemnity.

You agree that you will indemnify and hold Demeter, our employees, and our agents harmless from any claims, damages, or other expenses (including attorney’s fees) that result from your use of the Services and (a) your violation of these Terms or other documents incorporated herein by reference; (b) your violation of another person’s rights; or (c) any claim related to your User Content, including a claim that your User Content caused damage to another person. This indemnification obligation will continue after you stop using the Services. In addition, you release us from all claims, demands, actions, or suits in connection with your User Content, including any liability related to our use or non-use of your User Content, claims for defamation, invasion of privacy, right of publicity, emotional distress or economic loss.

17. Controlling Law.

The laws of the State of Colorado and as applicable, those of the United States of America, govern these Terms and the use of the Services. Any and all claims brought will be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Colorado.

18. Dispute Resolution.

Any Disputes shall be resolved by final and binding arbitration under the rules and auspices of the American Arbitration Association, to be held in Boulder, Colorado, in English, with a written decision stating legal reasoning issued by the arbitrator(s) at either party’s request, and with arbitration costs and reasonable documented attorneys’ costs of both parties to be borne by the party that ultimately loses. Either party may obtain injunctive relief (preliminary or permanent) and orders to compel arbitration or enforce arbitral awards in any court of competent jurisdiction.

You may only resolve disputes with us on an individual basis, and may not bring a claim as a plaintiff or a class member in a class, consolidated, or representative action.

19. Notice to California Residents.

Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California residents are entitled to the following specific consumer rights information:

The provider of the website is Defining the Box Inc.

PO Box 19421

Boulder, CO 80308

By email:

To file a complaint or to receive further information regarding use of the Service, send a letter to the above address or contact us via email. You may also contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the Department of Consumer Affairs in writing at 400 R Street, Suite 1080, Sacramento, California 95814, or by telephone at 916.445.1254 or 800.952.5210.

20. Miscellaneous.

Entire Agreement: These Terms, including all rules, guidelines, and other documents incorporated herein by reference, state the entire agreement between you and Demeter regarding your use of the Services and supersede any prior agreements we may have relating to the Services.

Changes to the Services: We may contact you within the Services, via email or physical mail to inform you of changes to the Services or these Terms. You agree that contact in any of these ways will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that communication be in writing.

Assignment: We reserve the right to assign or transfer our rights and obligations under this Agreement. These terms are personal to you and, as a result, you may not, without the written consent of Demeter, assign or transfer any of your rights and obligations under this Agreement. There shall be no third-party beneficiaries to this Agreement.

Acquisitions: If Demeter or its businesses are acquired or transferred to another entity (in whole or part and including in connection with bankruptcy or similar proceedings), Demeter has the right to share your Personal Information and User Content with that entity. These Terms will continue to apply to the Services until you receive notification of changes to the Terms or Services.

Severability: The unenforceability of any particular section or clause in these Terms will not affect the enforceability of the remaining Terms. We may replace any unenforceable section or clause with a similar one that is enforceable.

No Waiver: Our failure to enforce any provision of these Terms is not a waiver of our rights under that provision.

These Terms of Service were last updated on October 14th, 2021.

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