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Terms of Service

Terms of Service

These Terms of Service (“Terms”) are a contract between you and Oralvault. They govern your use of Oralvault’s sites, services, mobile apps, products, and content (“Services”).

By using Oralvault, you agree to these Terms. If you don’t agree to any of the Terms, you can’t use Oralvault.

We can change these Terms at any time. If a change is a material, we’ll let you know before they take effect. By using Oralvault on or after that effective date, you agree to the new Terms. If you don’t agree to them, you should delete your account before they take effect, otherwise, your use of the site and content will be subject to the new Terms.

Content rights & responsibilities

You own the rights to the content you create and post on Oralvault.

By posting content to Oralvault, you give us a nonexclusive license to publish it on Oralvault Services, including anything reasonably related to publishing it (like storing, displaying, reformatting, and distributing it). In consideration for Oralvault granting you access to and use of the Services, you agree that Oralvault may enable advertising on the Services, including in connection with the display of your content or other information. We may also use your content to promote Oralvault, including its products and content. We will never sell your content to third parties without your explicit permission.

You’re responsible for the content you post. This means you assume all risks related to it, including someone else’s reliance on its accuracy, or claims relating to intellectual property or other legal rights.

You’re welcome to post content on Oralvault that you’ve published elsewhere, as long as you have the rights you need to do so. By posting content to Oralvault, you represent that doing so doesn’t conflict with any other agreement you’ve made.

By posting content you didn’t create to Oralvault, you are representing that you have the right to do so. For example, you are posting a work that’s in the public domain, used under license (including a free license, such as Creative Commons), or fair use.

We can remove any content you post for any reason.

You can delete any of your posts, or your account, anytime. Processing the deletion may take a little time, but we’ll do it as quickly as possible. We may keep backup copies of your deleted post or account on our servers for up to 14 days after you delete it.

Our content and services

We reserve all rights in Oralvault look and feel. Some parts of Oralvault are licensed under third-party open-source licenses. We also make some of our own code available under open source licenses. As for other parts of Oralvault, you may not copy or adapt any portion of our code or visual design elements (including logos) without express written permission from Oralvault unless otherwise permitted by law.

You may not do, or try to do, the following: (1) access or tamper with non-public areas of the Services, our computer systems, or the systems of our technical providers; (2) access or search the Services by any means other than the currently available, published interfaces (e.g., APIs) that we provide; (3) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting, or in any way use the Services to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information; or (4) interfere with or disrupt, the access of any user, host, or network, including sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing the Services, or by scripting the creation of content or accounts in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on the Services.

Crawling the Services is allowed if done in accordance with the provisions of our robots.txt file, but scraping the Services is prohibited.

We may change, terminate, or restrict access to any aspect of the service, at any time, without notice.

A. All information, materials, and other content, other than Oralvault Content, that is added, created, uploaded, submitted, distributed, or posted to the Services by users (collectively “User Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person or entity who so added, created, uploaded, submitted, distributed, or posted such User Content on the Services. For the purpose of these Terms, “Oralvault Content” means any audio, music, videos or other content or material that is made available to you or other users by the Oralvault platform, including through the use of its tools.

You represent that all User Content provided by you is in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, including, but not limited to, copyright laws. You acknowledge that your access to all User Content and Oralvault Content through the Services is at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss to you or any other party resulting therefrom. We do not pre-screen User Content and do not guarantee that any User Content you access on or through the Services is or will continue to be accurate.

We do not guarantee that any User Content or Oralvault Content will be made available through the Services. You acknowledge that we may establish general practices and limits concerning the use of the Services, including without limitation the maximum period of time that User Content will be retained by the Services and the maximum storage space that will be allotted on our servers on your behalf. You agree that we have no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any User Content maintained or uploaded by the Services. We reserve the right to, but do not have any obligation to, (a) remove any User Content in our sole discretion, at any time, without notice to you and for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such User Content or if we are concerned that you may have violated these Terms), or for no reason at all and (b) to remove or block any User Content from the Services.

Explainer: You’re responsible for making sure the content you create or post on Oralvault does not breach any laws or regulations and does not infringe on anyone else’s rights whatsoever.

You retain ownership of your User Content. Using Oralvault Live Services does not automatically cause you to lose ownership of your content.

Explainer: You own your content. Oralvault Live prides itself on empowering creators, and we have no intention to take ownership of your content in any way.

In order to host and assist you in monetizing your User Content, we do need to obtain certain non-exclusive rights from you. By submitting User Content, including any Provided Content (defined below), through the Services, you hereby grant to us a non-exclusive license to use, edit, modify, create derivative works from (such as transcriptions of User Content), aggregate, reproduce, distribute, make available, transmit, display, and perform, the User Content in connection with the operation of the Services, the promotion, advertising or marketing of the Services, and the operation of Oralvault (and its successors’ and affiliates’) business. This license is worldwide, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers), and transferable. 

Explainer: In order to use Oralvault Live, you are giving us permission to use, host, and distribute the content you create. For example, this license allows us to syndicate your content to other platforms so that your audience can hear your podcast anywhere they choose. We believe strongly in creators’ rights, and in no way does this license take away the ownership rights you have in your content.

You agree that this license includes, without limitation, the right for Oralvault to provide, promote, and improve the Services. We may also use this license to make User Content available to other companies, organizations, or individuals who partner with Oralvault for the syndication, broadcast, distribution, transmission, or publication of such User Content on other media and services.

Explainer: One of the best parts of Oralvault Live is the ability to create in one place and optionally let us handle the hassle of distributing your podcast everywhere. This language allows us to distribute your content on your behalf so that you can focus on creating and leave the technical headache of podcast distribution to us. You are also welcome to distribute your podcast to other platforms manually if you prefer.

For the avoidance of doubt, such license includes any and all rights in or to the User Content, including, without limitation, copyright, rights of privacy, or rights of publicity. Where applicable and permitted under applicable law, you also agree to waive and not enforce any “moral rights” or rights, such as your right to be identified as the author of your User Content, including Feedback, and your right to object to derogatory treatment of such User Content. If such moral rights are not waivable, then you at least agree not to sue us for failure to identify you as the author of any User Content or for any use of your User Content on or in connection with the Service.

You represent and warrant that you have all rights to grant such licenses to us without infringement or violation of any third party rights, including without limitation, any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights. You also agree that, if you create your User Content with one or more collaborators, you will ensure that each such collaborator either (a) has an Account and has agreed to these Terms or (b) has granted to you all of the rights that you need in order for you to grant the licenses that you grant to us herein in such User Content.

Explainer: By using Oralvault Live, you are representing that your User Content does not infringe anyone else’s rights, and you are granting us the rights we need to provide the Services, including to share your User Content on Oralvault Live and other distribution platforms.

Membership Guidelines

Objectionable Content. Oralvault respects intellectual property rights and expects you to do the same. We’ve established a few ground rules for you to follow when using the Services or submitting User Content to the Service, to make sure the Service stays enjoyable for everyone. The current rules are listed below, but these may be updated, or we may provide you with additional rules, from time to time. You agree to follow these rules.

The following is not permitted for any reason whatsoever:

  1. copying, redistributing, reproducing, “ripping”, recording, transferring, performing or displaying to the public, broadcasting, or making available to the public any part of the Services or User Content, or otherwise making any use of the Services or User Content which is not expressly permitted under the Terms or applicable law or which otherwise infringes the intellectual property rights (such as copyright) in the Services or User Content or any part of it;
  2. using the Services to distribute, reproduce, record, perform or display any music content for which you do not have all necessary rights;
  3. using the Services to import or copy any local files you do not have the legal right to import or copy in this way;
  4. transferring copies of cached User Content or Oralvault Live Content from an authorized terminal device to any other device via any means;
  5. reverse-engineering, decompiling, disassembling, modifying, or creating derivative works based on the Services or User Content or any part thereof unless permitted by applicable law;
  6. circumventing any technology used by Oralvault, its licensors, or any third party to protect Oralvault, the Services or User Content;
  7. selling, renting, sub-licensing, or leasing of any part of the Services or User Content;
  8. circumventing any territorial restrictions applied by Oralvault or its licensors;
  9. manipulating the Services by using a script or other automated process;
  10. taking any action that imposes an unreasonable load on the Services;
  11. removing or altering any copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property notices contained on or provided through the Services (including for the purpose of disguising or changing any indications of the ownership or source of any User Content);
  12. crawling” the Services or otherwise using any automated means (including bots, scrapers, and spiders) to collect information from Oralvault or the Services, provided that, and subject to compliance with any instructions posted in the robots.txt file located in the root directory associated with the Services, Oralvault (i) grants to the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the Services for the sole purpose of (and solely to the extent necessary for) creating publicly available, searchable indices of such materials (excluding the audio content included within an audio file), but not caches or archives of such materials, and (ii) reserves the right to revoke such permission at any time and without notice;
  13. framing or linking to any of the materials or information available on Oralvault ’s website or the Services; or
  14. deleting or altering any Oralvault Live Content, or any material Oralvault or any other user makes available on the Services;Please respect Oralvault, the owners of the User Content, yourself, and other users of the Services. Don’t engage in any activity, submit any User Content, or register and/or use a username, which is or includes material that:
  15. would violate any agreement to which you are a party, such as, by way of example and not limitation, an exclusive recording agreement or publishing agreement;
  16. is offensive, abusive, defamatory, pornographic, threatening, obscene, or advocates or incites violence;
  17. is illegal, or intended to promote or commit an illegal act of any kind, including but not limited to violations of intellectual property rights, privacy rights, or proprietary rights of Oralvault or a third party;
  18. includes your password or purposely includes any other user’s password or purposely includes personal data of third parties or is intended to solicit such personal data;
  19. includes malicious content such as malware, Trojan horses, or viruses, or otherwise interferes with any user’s access to the Services;
  20. is intended to or does harass or bully other users;
  21. impersonates or misrepresents your affiliation with another user, person, or entity, or is otherwise fraudulent, false, deceptive, or misleading;
  22. artificially promotes content;
  23. involves the transmission of unsolicited mass or commercial electronic mail or text messages or other forms of spam;
  24. involves commercial or sales activities or pyramid schemes, that are not expressly authorized by Oralvault ;
  25. exposes confidential or proprietary information of a third party or personal information about yourself that you do not wish to make available to people around the world;
  26. interferes with or in any way disrupts the Services, tampers with, breaches, or attempts to probe, scan, or test for vulnerabilities in the Services or Oralvault ’s computer systems, network, usage rules, or any of Oralvault ’s security components, authentication measures or any other protection measures applicable to the Services, the User Content or any part thereof; or
  27. conflicts with the Terms, as determined by Oralvault, collectively (“Objectionable Content”).

You agree that you will not assist any person in engaging, or permit or encourage any person to engage, in any Objectionable Content.

You acknowledge and agree that posting any Objectionable Content may result in immediate termination or suspension of your Oralvault Live account. Oralvault may also reclaim your username for any reason, including, but not limited to, for the purpose of giving your username to another user of the Services, and Oralvault will have no liability to you if it does so. Oralvault has a set of Oralvault Live Community Guidelines that further govern the conduct of all users of the Service. You will also comply with other such guidelines incorporated herein by reference.

Please be thoughtful about how you use the Services and what you submit. The Services include the ability to post User Content and make certain information about you public. Remember that shared or publicly available information may be used and re-shared by other users on the Services or across the web and may live on in perpetuity once posted, so please submit User Content on the Services carefully. Oralvault has no responsibility for your choices to post User Content on the Services.

We also reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce these Terms, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of us, our users and the public.

Explainer: There are various types of content that are strictly forbidden on Oralvault Live, like content that is stolen, dangerous, abusive, harmful, or illegal. Use common sense and you’ll be fine!

No children

Oralvault is only for people 15 years old and over. By using Oralvault, you affirm that you are over 15. If we learn someone under 15 is using Oralvault, we’ll terminate their account.


If you find a security vulnerability on Oralvault, tell us. We will dive to sources, immediately.

Incorporated rules and policies

By using the Services, you agree to let Oralvault collect and use information as detailed in our Privacy Policy. You, therefore, consent to letting Oralvault transfer, store, and process your information (including your personal information and content) through international windows.

By using Oralvault, you agree to follow these Rules and Policies. If you don’t, we may remove content, or suspend or delete your account.


Disclaimer of warranty. Oralvault provides the Services to you as is. You use them at your own risk and discretion. That means they don’t come with any warranty. None expressed, none implied. No implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, availability, security, title, or non-infringement.

Limitation of Liability. Oralvault won’t be liable to you for any damages that arise from your using the Services. This includes if the Services are hacked or unavailable. This includes all types of damages (indirect, incidental, consequential, special, or exemplary). And it includes all kinds of legal claims, such as breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort, or any other loss.

No waiver. If Oralvault doesn’t exercise a particular right under these Terms, that doesn’t waive it.

Entire agreement. These Terms (including any document incorporated by reference into them) are the whole agreement between Medium and you concerning the Services.