Terms of Service

These terms were last updated on January 22, 2016, and may change from time to time. If you have any questions or comments about our terms, We can be reached at support.ideator.com

The Ideator Terms of Use

Thanks for reading our terms of use. We hope you enjoy it!

When you use Ideator, Inc. (Ideator) you’re agreeing to all the rules on this page. We don’t use legal language. Just plain-old English. By using this website and services offered by Ideator, you’re agreeing to these legally binding rules.

We may change these terms from time to time. If we do, we’ll let you know about any material changes, either by notifying you on the Site or by sending you an email.

Creating an account

To sign up for an Ideator account, you need to be 18 or over. You’re responsible for your account and all the activity on it.

You cannot access the Ideator community without creating an account. You’ll need to register, provide your name, and set a password. When you do that, the information you give us has to be accurate and complete. You’re responsible for all the activity on your account, and for keeping your password confidential. If you find out that someone’s used your account without your permission, you should report it to info@ideator.com.

Your IP is always yours

We don’t own anything that you post on Ideator. It’s yours. And we will protect it vigorously.

Your idea starts completely private. You will always have control over who can see your idea on the platform. Aside from a few (clearly labeled) areas of your idea, you need to add team members to your idea to give access. Once added, they will have access to your most intimate details. You can remove them at any time.

We will not access any of the details in your idea. Ever. Unless, of course, you want to invite one of us to your team.

A few things you shouldn’t do

Ideator is building a community to help people with the difficult task of succeeding in business.

We expect everyone to behave in a professional manner. We hope you will join in building this into a positive and helpful place. Please do not do the following:

  • Don’t break the law.
  • Don’t lie to people.
  • Don’t post Ideas or content that is illegal.
  • Don’t steal someone else’s idea. We mean it!
  • Don’t share intellectual property that is not your own.

We are going to make money

Let’s be honest. This is a for profit business and we are here to make money. Fortunately, our success is directly tied to your success and the fortunes of the community as a whole.  If we can help you win, we win. It is as simple as that.

We will not:
Sell your information in any way. Securing your personal information and your ideas will always be the #1 priority for us as a company. Our platform will not succeed without the communities trust in us. We won’t let you down.

We will:
Tightly control who has access to the platform. We will not let this product become the world’s next recruiting free-for-all. Or the world’s first crowdsourced job board. That’s not us.

Build a free, amazing and (somewhat) curated community. With tools and resources to help the motivated entrepreneur. For now, we are not charging for access. In the future, we may start to charge. But, as an early adopter, you will always have free access to our platform. Thanks 😉

Build tools for helping guide you through the early stages of setting up your business. And if we get an opportunity for referral revenue, we are going to take it. This means, if you click on a link to something on our site, like to LegalZoom.com for example, we will take advantage of their affiliate program. We will potentially make a buck or two. And you will benefit from getting better rates, and a great referral.

Give back. We have personally participated in the salesforce.com 1-1-1 model, and have seen how that model benefits everyone from customers and employees to the community. We are proud to give back and may be somewhat obnoxious about promoting the model to others.

We won’t get in the middle

When a dispute arises between users on the platform, Ideator will not get involved. The users will have to resolve the dispute using their own means. Just like everywhere else, be really careful who you share your information with.  Don’t overshare.

Our deal with copyright

We believe firmly in the protection of intellectual property rights. But, we are not sure yet how we will deal with copyright issues when they occur. We will keep you posted when our lawyer makes us come up a solution for dealing. Hopefully not soon.

Deleting your data

You can delete an idea at any time. The data will be unaccessible by you and the team. This cannot be undone. Your data is gone. Really.


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Our disclaimer

We work hard to provide you with great services. But, we can’t guarantee everything will always work perfectly. This site is presented as-is, without warranties. Our success is built on your success as an Ideator. We will continue to build a secure and quality product to make sure the community thrives.

Limitation of liability

This part is important!! We can’t afford to get sued. And want to spend our time helping others. But if we do, we at least want to say this:

To the fullest extent permitted by law, in no event will Ideator, its directors, employees, partners, suppliers, or content providers be liable for any indirect, incidental, punitive, consequential, special, or exemplary damages of any kind, including but not limited to damages (i) resulting from your access to, use of, or inability to access or use the Services; (ii) for any lost profits, data loss, or cost of procurement or substitute goods or services; or (iii) for any conduct of content of any third party on the Site.

Dispute resolution

We’re located in California and any disputes with us have to be handled in California under California law.

We encourage you to contact us if you’re having an issue, before resorting to the courts. We can be reached at (415) 275-1910. In the unfortunate situation where legal action does arise, these Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California and the United States.

You’re done

That’s it! These are the official terms. If you hear anything different somewhere else, please check back here for the truth. You win a gold star for reading this far! We hope you enjoy using Ideator.