Welcome! Cake’s mission is to help you have better conversations about the topics that fascinate you. Our goal in creating these terms is to accommodate the broadest range of self-expression possible, while balancing the need to keep the Service safe and enjoyable.
By accessing Cake through our website or mobile apps (the "Service"), you agree to be bound by these terms ("Terms of Service"). These Terms of Service affect your legal rights and obligations. If you do not agree to be bound by all of these Terms of Service, do not use the Service.
You must be at least 13 years of age to use Cake’s services.
You are solely responsible for your conduct and any data, text, files, information, usernames, images, graphics, photos, profiles, audio and video clips, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, applications, links and other content or materials (collectively, "Content") that you post on the Service.
You may not post content on the service that appears, in our judgment, to be excessively violent, discriminatory, illegal, hateful, pornographic or sexually suggestive. We do our best to be fair, consistent, and to consider context with real people making these judgments.
We may, but have no obligation to, remove, edit, or block Content or accounts containing Content that we determine in our sole discretion violates these Terms of Service.
You agree that Cake is not responsible for, and does not endorse, Content posted within the Service. Cake does not have any obligation to prescreen, monitor, edit, or remove any Content. If your Content violates these Terms of Service, you may bear legal responsibility for that Content.
You may not threaten, defame, bully, stalk, abuse, harass, impersonate or intimidate people or entities.
You are solely responsible for your interaction with other users of the Service, whether online or offline. You agree that Cake is not responsible or liable for the conduct of any user. Cake reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor or become involved in disputes between you and other users.
You may not post private or confidential information via the Service, including, without limitation, anyone’s credit card information, social security or alternate national identity numbers, non-public phone numbers or non-public email addresses.
You may not use the Service for illegal purposes. You agree to comply with all laws, rules and regulations (for example, federal, state, local and provincial) applicable to your use of the Service and your Content (defined below), including but not limited to, copyright laws.
You may not post any unwanted form of commercial promotions ("spam") to any Cake users.
You may not solicit, collect or use the login credentials of other Cake users.
You may not disrupt the Service or networks connected to the Service. You may not transmit any worms, viruses, spyware, malware or any other code of a destructive or disruptive nature. You may not inject content or code or otherwise alter or interfere with the way any Cake page is rendered or displayed in another user’s browser or device.
You may not create accounts with the Service through unauthorized means, including but not limited to, using an automated device, script, bot, spider, crawler or scraper.
We reserve the right to refuse access to the Service to anyone for any reason at any time.
We reserve the right to force forfeiture of any username for any reason.
If you are using the Service on behalf of a legal entity, you represent that you are authorized to enter into an agreement on behalf of that legal entity.
Some of the Service may display advertisements and promotions. You hereby agree that Cake may place advertising and promotions on the Service or in conjunction with your Content. The manner, mode and extent of such advertising and promotions are subject to change without specific notice to you.
You acknowledge that we may not always identify paid services, sponsored content, or commercial communications as such.
The Service contains content owned or licensed by Cake ("Cake Content"). Cake Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws. Cake owns and retains all rights in Cake Content and the Service. You may not remove, alter or conceal any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying Cake Content.
Although our intent is for the Service to be always available, there will be occasions when the Service may be interrupted, including, without limitation, for scheduled maintenance or upgrades, for emergency repairs, and failures.
Violation of these Terms of Service may, in Cake’s sole discretion, result in termination of your Cake account. You understand and agree that Cake cannot and will not be responsible for the Content posted on the Service and you use the Service at your own risk. If you violate the letter or spirit of these Terms of Service, or otherwise create risk or possible legal exposure for Cake, we can stop providing all or part of the Service to you.
We reserve the right to modify or terminate the Service or your access to the Service for any reason, without notice, at any time and without liability to you.
THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CAKE CONTENT, IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE" AND "WITH ALL FAULTS" BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, NEITHER CAKE NOR ANY OF OUR EMPLOYEES, MANAGERS, OFFICERS OR AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, THE "CAKE PARTIES") MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO: (A) THE SERVICE; (B) CAKE CONTENT; (C) USER CONTENT; OR (D) SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO CAKE OR VIA THE SERVICE. IN ADDITION, THE CAKE PARTIES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, CUSTOM, TRADE AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS.
These Terms of Service are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California. The effective date of these Terms of Service is September 28, 2017.
If any provision of these Terms of Service is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable during arbitration or by a court of competent jurisdiction, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms of Service and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Cake’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms will not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. No waiver of any of these Terms will be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.