Last Updated: July 11, 2021
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This Website allows you to upload product concept submissions ("Inventor Submissions"). Before submitting any materials to TinkerTini, you must first enter into a submission agreement for that Inventor Submission either with TinkerTini or one of TinkerTini's clients. If you upload an Inventor Submission before entering into an applicable submission agreement, your Inventor Submission will be an Unsolicited Submission (see Unsolicited Submissions below).
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You agree not to upload any Inventor Submission which, in TinkerTini's sole and absolute discretion, (a) is infringing, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, abusive, violent, illegal, rude, harassing, or otherwise improper; (b) contains viruses, malware or other harmful items; or (c) otherwise violates or frustrates the purpose of or rules applicable to this Website. TinkerTini, in its sole and absolute discretion, may remove or delete any Inventor Submission at any time without any liability to you.
In order to store and share your Inventor Submissions on or through the Website, you hereby grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) to TinkerTini a royalty-free, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, publish, and distribute such materials. In addition, you warrant that all so-called "moral rights" and other rights recognized throughout the world (including without limitation, the European Economic Community) in those materials have been waived for the purposes of our use of such materials.
TinkerTini reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to adopt additional rules with respect to the uploading of Inventor Submissions and to condition access to such feature by any individual or group in accordance with age, geographic, or other criteria, to deny or restrict access by any individual or group who fails to meet that criteria or by anyone who fails to comply with our criteria or rules at any time, and to change or modify the criteria or rules at any time.
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Before submitting any materials to TinkerTini, you must first enter into a submission agreement either with TinkerTini or one of TinkerTini's clients. By submitting any ideas, concepts, proposals or other submissions without such an agreement (an "Unsolicited Submission"), you automatically grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) to TinkerTini a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, transferable, sublicensable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, and distribute your submission or incorporate your submission into any form, medium, or technology (now known or hereafter developed or devised) throughout the universe. In addition, you warrant that all so-called "moral rights" and other rights recognized throughout the world (including without limitation, the European Economic Community) in your submission have been waived and that TinkerTini has the unrestricted right to modify, edit, alter and change your submission without your or any other person's consent. There is no contract, implied or otherwise, that TinkerTini will compensate you for the use of your submission and, pursuant to the foregoing, TinkerTini will not compensate you for any such use.
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You agree that the Tinkerly innovation platform website and all materials provided to you about it and the means and methods by which TinkerTini performs its inventor relations services are the proprietary and confidential information of TinkerTini (collectively, the “TinkerTini Information”); that TinkerTini has developed the TinkerTini Information at significant cost; and that TinkerTini derives financial benefit from the TinkerTini Information not being known to its competitors. Accordingly, you agree that you shall not, directly or indirectly, use for your own benefit (other than to submit or receive Inventor Submissions) or the benefit of any third party or disclose to any third party any of the TinkerTini Information without the prior, written permission of Company. In particular, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, restriction, you shall not take or share a screenshot of any portion of the Tinkerly website or forward to any third party any training or other materials on how to use the Tinkerly website. TinkerTini Information includes all of the foregoing information, regardless of its form or whether it is identified as “confidential”, but does not include information that (i) is or becomes public knowledge without any action by, or involvement of, you; (ii) is documented as being known to you prior to its disclosure by TinkerTini; or (iii) is obtained by you without restrictions on use or disclosure from a third person who, to your knowledge, did not receive it, directly or indirectly, from TinkerTini.
You agree that following the first public disclosure of a product based on an Inventor Submission that was licensed by or from you through TinkerTini, TinkerTini shall be entitled to display the product and your name within the Tinkerly website to all registered inventors as an example of a licensed invention. In addition, TinkerTini shall be entitled to disclose within the Tinkerly website and in other communications with inventors a running count of the inventor option agreements and license agreements executed by each manufacturing company as a means of demonstrating the option and license of inventions by such company.
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We have put physical, electronic and managerial procedures into place in order to help safeguard and prevent unauthorized access, use and/or disclosure of your information and uploads. Although we use reasonable efforts to safeguard the security of your information, transmissions made on or through the internet and information and submissions stored on our servers or the servers of third parties that we use are vulnerable to attack and cannot be guaranteed to be secure. In addition, information provided and submissions made via email are not protected by encryption and are vulnerable to interception during transmission. We disclaim responsibility for all negligent acts that may result in the unauthorized use and/or disclosure of your information.
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