Creating An Account

Make sure your account information is accurate and that you keep your account safe. You’re responsible for your account and any activity on it. Also, you need to be at least 16 years old to use Minimal.

1.1. Signing Up.

To use many of the Services, you must first create an account (“Account”). You agree to provide us with accurate, complete and updated information for your Account. We may need to use this information to contact you.

1.2. Staying Safe.

Please safeguard your Account and make sure others don't have access to your Account or password. You're solely responsible for any activity on your Account and for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your password. We’re not liable for any acts or omissions by you in connection with your Account. You must immediately notify us if you know or have any reason to suspect that your Account or password have been stolen, misappropriated or otherwise compromised or in case of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of your Account.

1.3. Sixteen And Older.

The Services are not intended for and may not be used by children under the age of 16. By using the Services, you represent that you're at least 16. If you’re under the age of 18, depending on where you live, you may need to have your parent or guardian’s consent to this Agreement and they may need to enter into this Agreement on your behalf.

2. Your Content

When you upload content to Minimal, you still own it. You do, however, give us permission to use it in ways necessary to provide, improve, promote and protect our services. For example, when you upload a photo, you give us the right to save it and display it on your site at your direction. We also may promote or feature your site, but you can opt out if you don’t want us to do that.

2.1. Your User Content Stays Yours.

Users of the Services (whether you or others) may provide us with content, including without limitation text, photos, images, audio, video, code and any other materials (“User Content"). Your User Content stays yours, except for the limited rights that enable us to provide, improve, promote and protect the Services as described in this Agreement.

2.2. Your License To Us

When you provide User Content via the Services, you grant Minimal (including our third party hosting providers acting on our behalf) a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable right and license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works of (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that User Content works better with the Services), communicate, publish, publicly display, publicly perform and distribute User Content for the limited purposes of allowing us to provide, improve, promote and protect the Services. This Section does not affect any rights you may have under applicable data protection laws.

2.3. Featuring Your Site.

We may choose to feature sites you use the Services to create or publish (“Your Sites”) or names, trademarks, service marks or logos included on Your Sites. You grant us a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive right and license to use any version of Your Sites, or any portion of Your Sites, including without limitation names, trademarks, service marks or logos on Your Sites, for the limited purpose of Minimal marketing and promotional activities. For example, we may feature Your Sites on our Templates page, on the Customers sections of our sites or on our social media accounts. You waive any claims against us relating to any moral rights, artists’ rights or any other similar rights worldwide that you may have in or to Your Sites or names, trademarks, service marks or logos on Your Sites and any right of inspection or approval of any such use. You can opt out of being featured through your Account. This Section does not affect any rights you may have under applicable data protection laws.

3. Your Responsibilities

You’re responsible for the content you publish on Minimal, and you vouch to us that it’s all okay to use. We ask that you follow our rules and don’t do anything illegal with the services. Also, keep in mind that what you upload may be publicly viewable.

3.1. Only Use Content You’re Allowed To Use.

You represent and warrant that you own all rights to your User Content or otherwise have (and will continue to have) all rights and permissions to legally use, share, display, transfer and license your User Content via the Services and in the manner required by this Agreement. If we use your User Content in the ways described in this Agreement, you represent and warrant that such use will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including without limitation any copyrights, trademarks, privacy rights, publicity rights, contract rights, trade secrets or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights. Also, content on the Services may be protected by others' intellectual property, trade secret or other rights. Please don't copy, upload, download or share content unless you have the right to do so.

3.2. Follow The Law.

You represent and warrant that your use of the Services is not contrary to law, including without limitation applicable export or import controls and regulations and sanctions.

3.3. Share Responsibly.

The Services let you share User Content including without limitation on social media and the open web, so please think carefully about your User Content. We’re not responsible for what you share via the Services.

3.4. Comply With Our Acceptable Use Policy.

You must comply with our Acceptable Use Policy. You represent and warrant that all your User Content complies with our Acceptable Use Policy.

3.5. Your Sites And Your End Users Are Your Responsibility.

Your Sites may have their own visitors, customers and users (“End Users”). You understand and agree that Your Sites and your End Users are your responsibility, and you’re solely responsible for compliance with any laws or regulations related to Your Sites and/or your End Users. We’re not liable for, and won’t provide you with any legal advice regarding, Your Sites or your End Users. This does not limit or affect any liability we may have to you separately for any breach of the other provisions of this Agreement.

4. Third Party Services And Sites, User Content And Minimal Specialists

If you use or connect another service on or to Minimal, follow a link to another site or work with someone you find on Minimal (such as a specialist or Circle member), what happens is between you and them. We’re not responsible for it or what either of you does. There’s also a lot of content on Minimal uploaded by our users (like you). We’re not responsible for that either.

4.1. Third Party Services.

The Services are integrated with various third-party services and applications (collectively, “Third Party Services”) that may make available to you their content and products. Examples of Third Party Services include our domain registrar, social media platforms, Minimal Specialists (as defined below), eCommerce Payment Processors (as defined below), stock images and email service subscriptions for sale via the Services and other integration partners and service providers. These Third Party Services may have their own terms and policies, and your use of them will be governed by those terms and policies. We don't control Third Party Services, and we’re not liable for Third Party Services or for any transaction you may enter into with them, or for what they do. Your security when using Third Party Services is your responsibility. You also agree that we may, at any time and in our sole discretion, and without any notice to you, suspend, disable access to or remove any Third Party Services. We’re not liable to you for any such suspension, disabling or removal, including without limitation for any loss of profits, revenue, data, goodwill or other intangible losses you may experience as a result (except where prohibited by applicable law).

4.2. Third Party Sites.

The Services may contain links to third-party sites. When you access third party sites, you do so at your own risk. We don’t control and aren’t liable for those sites and what those third parties do.

4.3. User Content.

The Services or sites created using the Services may contain User Content: (a) that is offensive or objectionable; (b) that contains errors; (c) that violates intellectual property, trade secret, privacy, publicity or other rights or the good name of you or third parties; (d) that is harmful to your or others’ computers or networks; (e) that is unlawful or illegal; or (f) the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and policies of third parties or is protected by intellectual property, trade secret, privacy or other laws. By operating the Services, we don’t represent or imply that we endorse your or other users’ User Content, or that we believe such User Content to be accurate, useful, lawful or non-harmful. We’re not a publisher of, and we’re not liable for, any User Content uploaded, posted, published or otherwise made available via the Services by you or other users. You're responsible for taking precautions to protect yourself, and your computer or network, from User Content accessed via the Services.

4.4. Minimal Specialists.

Certain parts of the Services may provide directories of, and information about, independent third party Minimal users ("Minimal Specialists") who can help you use the Services. Minimal does not employ, is not affiliated with and does not endorse Minimal Specialists. Minimal Specialists are a Third Party Service, as defined in Section 4.1.

4.5. Minimal Logo.

Minimal Logo includes icons obtained from The Noun Project, Inc. (“Noun Project”). Noun Project is a Third Party Service, as defined in Section 4.1, and your use of its icons is subject to Noun Project’s terms.

4.6. Developer Terms.

Minimal may provide you with functionality to connect to, integrate or share information with a Third Party Service through Developer Tools (as defined in the Developer Terms). By accessing or using, or providing a Third Party Service with access to or use of, the Developer Tools, you agree to the Developer Terms. Any access to or use of such Third Party Services is at your own risk and is your responsibility, and is governed by the terms of Third Party Services in Section 4.1.

5. Our Intellectual Property

Minimal is protected by various intellectual property laws. This section summarizes what we own and how we share.

5.1. Minimal Owns Minimal.

The Services are protected by copyright, trademark and other US and foreign laws. This Agreement doesn't grant you any right, title or interest in the Services, others’ User Content, our trademarks, logos or other brand features or intellectual property or trade secrets or others’ content in the Services. You agree not to change, translate or otherwise create derivative works of the Services or others’ User Content.

5.2. We Can Use Your Feedback For Free.

We welcome your feedback, ideas or suggestions (“Feedback”), but you agree that we may use your Feedback without any restriction or obligation to you, even after this Agreement is terminated. This Section does not limit or affect any rights you may have under applicable data protection laws.

5.3. Our Demo Content.

We may provide templates or other products featuring demo content, including without limitation text, photos, images, graphics, audio and video (“Demo Content”), to provide you with ideas or inspiration. Unless we tell you otherwise, Demo Content (or any portion of it) may not remain on Your Site or be distributed, publicly displayed, publicly performed or otherwise published.

5.4. Our Betas Are Still In Beta.

We may release products and features that we’re still testing and evaluating. Those Services will be marked as beta, preview or early access (or a similar phrasing), and may not be as reliable as our other Services.

6. Our Rights

To operate effectively and protect the security and integrity of Minimal, we need to maintain control over what happens on our services.

6.1. Important Things We Can Do.

We reserve these rights, which we may exercise at any time and in our sole discretion, and without liability or notice to you (except where prohibited by applicable law): (a) we may change parts or all of the Services and their functionality; (b) we may suspend or discontinue parts or all of the Services; (c) we may terminate, suspend, restrict or disable your access to or use of parts or all of the Services; (d) we may terminate, suspend, restrict or disable access to your Account or parts, some or all of Your Sites; and (e) we may change our eligibility criteria to use the Services (and if such eligibility criteria changes are prohibited by law where you live, we may revoke your right to use the Services in that jurisdiction).

6.2. How We Handle Ownership Disputes.

Sometimes, ownership of an Account or site is disputed between parties, such as a business and its employee, or a web designer and a client. We try not to get involved in these disputes. However, we reserve the right, at any time and in our sole discretion, and without notice to you, to determine rightful Account or site ownership and to transfer an Account or site to such owner. Our decision in that respect is final. If we feel that we can’t reasonably determine the rightful owner, we reserve the right to suspend an Account or site until the disputing parties reach a resolution. We also may request documentation, such as a government-issued photo ID, credit card invoice or business license, to help determine the rightful owner.

6.3. HTTPS Encryption.

We may offer HTTPS encryption for Your Sites. By registering a custom domain via the Services, or pointing a custom domain to the Services, you authorize us to create and maintain a certificate for the limited purpose of providing HTTPS for Your Sites.

7. Privacy

Our Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use and share your personal information for our own purposes. Be sure to read it carefully, but note it is not part of this Agreement and can change. It is really important that you comply with data protection laws when using the services, such as when you collect others’ personal information or use cookies or similar technologies (including those we drop for you at your request, such as for web analytics). Our Data Processing Addendum explains how we handle, on your instructions, others’ personal information you collect using the services or any of your User Content which contains others’ personal information. Be sure to read that carefully also.