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Fieldguide Terms of
Service & Privacy Policy


This is a legally binding contract between you and Fieldguide. Please make sure you read it, because it’s important. We’ve tried to make it as clear as possible, but we welcome your feedback to support@fieldguide.net


1. Definitions

We’re going to use some shorthand to make this easier to read. When we say “app,” we mean the Fieldguide iPhone app and the services offered through that product. When we say “we,” “us,” or “our,” we mean Change Theory, Inc, a Delaware corporation. When we say “your content,” we mean any images, text, sound, graphics or other material which you post, upload, or otherwise share on the app, similarly, when we say “Fieldguide content,” we mean the copyrightable text, sound, graphics, and other material owned by Change Theory, Inc. And when we say “terms,” we mean these terms of service.


2. Accepting these terms

Please read these terms before using the app. If you do not agree to these terms, you may not register for the app. If we make material changes to these terms, we’ll let you know either through the app or by email (at the email address you provide). If you do not agree to those changes, you may send a request to cancel your account to support@fieldguide.net  If we do not hear from you within ten days, the revised terms will apply to you.


3. Privacy policy

When you register with the app, you will be asked to provide certain personal information, including your name and email address. We will store your personal information, but will not share it with any third parties, except as necessary to provide the services offered, to monitor usage, and to improve the service. For example, we may store your personal information along with your files and data on a third party server such as Amazon Web Services, or we may use a third party analytics tool to learn how you are using Fieldguide, and how we can improve that experience. We also use your personal information to send you notifications about the service and to respond to customer support requests. We will never share your personal information with advertisers or send you promotions for unrelated services. You can access and change your personal information or cancel your account by logging in to your account settings page.


We may be required to disclose your personal information in order to

If we must disclose your personal information in order to comply with the law or legal process, we will inform you (at the email address you provide) as soon as practicable, provided that it is lawful for us to do so.


We will also aggregate user information and perform statistical analyses of the collective behavior of our userbase, to measure overall demographics, and to analyze how to improve our service. We may share this information with third parties, but such aggregate information does not contain personal information other than IP addresses. In addition, we may compile and disclose aggregate information about our users for promotional or other purposes. For example, we might want to disclose that a certain percentage of our users are located within a particular geographic area or work most frequently in the mornings.


We will communicate with you by email, to the email address you provide to us. Some communications, such as emails informing you of new features, may be unsubscribed to via the unsubscribe link in the email. If you would like to cease all communications from us, please send an email to support@fieldguide.net and we will cancel your account.


4. Permitted users

Fieldguide is designed for use by adults. You must be eighteen years of age or older to use it. Some of our content, such as posts about alcoholic beverages, requires you to be twenty one years of age or older. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a person under the age of eighteen, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a person under the age of eighteen, please contact us at support@fieldguide.net  When you use app, you represent and warrant that you have the legal capacity to form a binding contract with us, and are doing so by your agreement to these terms.


5. Intellectual property

We own our stuff. You own yours.


You retain ownership of all content you post, upload to, or otherwise share on the app. However, by posting, uploading, or sharing your content, you grant us a non-exclusive, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to access, use, and display your content in connection with the app and services we provide to you. This license permits us to perform the services that you registered for, for example, it permits us to store your content on redundant data servers, but it does not permit us to sell your content to advertisers or display your content other than to those you have authorized to view it, nor does it transfer the copyright to us. This license ends when you delete the material or your account.


In addition, the app provides features that allow you to share your content with others. There are many things that others may do with that content, including copying it, modifying it, and re-sharing it. So, please consider carefully what you choose to share and with whom, we take no responsibility for that activity.


When you delete your account, any comments or content that you contributed to someone else’s documents will remain on the app, and will not be deleted.


All Fieldguide content, the selection, compilation, arrangement and presentation of all materials, and the overall design of the app are copyrighted by us, and are protected by US and international laws. Use of our content without our express prior written permission is strictly prohibited.


Fieldguide, fieldguide.net and the Fieldguide logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Change Theory, Inc, in the United States and other foreign countries. Our trademarks may not be used in connection with any product or service without our express written permission.


6. Copyright infringement

Fieldguide deals with copyright infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).


You may not post, upload, or otherwise place any content or information on the app that belongs to a third party, unless you have the legal right to do so. If you believe that any such information or content has been posted on the app, please send a notice of copyright infringement containing the following information to the designated agent at the address below


Upon notification of claimed infringement, we will respond expeditiously to remove, or disable access to, the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity. We will also notify the person who posted, uploaded, or otherwise placed the allegedly infringing material on the app that we have removed or disabled access to such material.


If you believe that material has been removed improperly, you must send a written counter notification to the agent, and include:


Upon receipt of a counter notification complying with these requirements, we will promptly provide the original reporter with a copy of the counter notification, and inform that person that we may replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it if we do not receive notice within ten business days that the original reporter is seeking a court order to prevent further infringement of the material at issue.


7. Fieldguide rules

Fieldguide is designed to help people catalog and share things they love, as such, we have some ground rules which you must adhere to when using the app. You agree not to do any of the following


You further agree that you are responsible for your actions in relation to the app, and for any communications transmitted under your account, that you will comply with all laws relating to the transmission of technical data or software exported from the United States, and that you will comply with all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations, including without limitation those related to privacy, data collection, and email creation and delivery.


If it appears you have violated any of these rules, we may, in our sole discretion, remove any offending material or immediately limit or terminate your account.


8. Canceling your account

You can cancel your account at any time by sending an email to support@fieldguide.net. If you like, you may export your posts prior to canceling your account. Upon canceling your account, your files will be marked for deletion in sixty days, and will be deleted upon expiration of that sixty-day period.


9. Disclaimer of warranties

We will strive to prevent interruptions to the service and be good stewards of your data. However, the app and our services are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. We disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. We do not make any warranty that the app or our services will meet your requirements, or that the services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free, or that defects, if any, will be corrected. You understand that you download from or otherwise obtain content or services through the app at your own discretion and risk.


10. Limitations of liability

Under no circumstances — including, without limitation, negligence — shall we be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, resulting from (1) the use or the inability to use the app, (2) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services, (3) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data, (4) loss of profits, use, data or other intangibles, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

11. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless us, our officers, directors, employees, members, partners, agents, and suppliers, and their respective affiliates, officers, directors, employees, members, shareholders, partners, and agents, from any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the app, including but not limited to your violation of this agreement. We may, at our sole discretion, assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you. The assumption of such defense or control by us, however, shall not excuse any of your indemnity obligations.


12. Right to terminate

We may at any time decide to alter, amend, modify, or terminate the app, any functionality or portion of it, all in our sole discretion, and you understand that there is no guarantee that the app or any portion or functionality of it will continue to operate or be available for any particular period of time.


13. General

These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Delaware, without giving effect to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that you will bring any claim or cause of action arising out of your use of the app in the courts located within Delaware, and you also agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of those courts. You agree that any claim or cause of action arising out of your use of the app or these terms must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or it shall be forever barred, notwithstanding any statute of limitations or other law to the contrary. If any provision contained in these terms is determined unenforceable, then such provision will be severed and replaced with a new provision that most closely reflects the intent of the original provision, and the remaining provisions of these terms will remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any provision of these terms shall be effective except pursuant to a written instrument signed by us expressly waiving compliance, and any such waiver shall be effective only in the specific instance and for the specific purpose stated in such writing. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and us as a result of these terms and/or your use of the app. You may not assign any right, interest, or benefit provided under these terms or through the app without our express prior written consent. These terms set forth the entire agreement between you and us, and supersede any and all prior communications, agreements and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and us with respect to the app and our services. A printed version of these terms and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these terms and/or your use of the app to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.