Terms of Service

Last Modified: October 12, 2015

Welcome to Slateplan!

Please read these Terms of Service (the "Terms") carefully because they govern your use of the Sympl Inc, dba Slateplan ("Slateplan") website located at www.Slateplan.com (the "Site"), our design and budgeting services available and accessible via our Site, our mobile device applications ("Apps"), and our software package (together with Apps, "Software"). To make these Terms easier to read, the Site, our services and Software are collectively called the "Services".


Agreement to Terms

By using our Services, you agree to be bound by these Terms and by our Privacy Policy. If you don’t agree to these Terms, do not use the Services. If you are accessing and using the Services on behalf of a company (such as your employer) or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that company or other legal entity to these Terms. In that case, “you” and “your” will refer to that company or other legal entity.


Changes to Terms or Services

We may modify the Terms at any time, in our sole discretion. If we do so, we’ll let you know either by posting the modified Terms on the Site or through other communications. It’s important that you review the Terms whenever we modify them because if you continue to use the Services after we have posted modified Terms on the Site, you are indicating to us that you agree to be bound by the modified Terms. If you don’t agree to be bound by the modified Terms, then you can’t use the Services anymore. Because our Services are evolving over time we may change or discontinue all or any part of the Services, at any time and without notice, at our sole discretion.


Who May Use the Services


You may use the Services only if you are 18 years or older or and are not barred from using the Services under applicable law.

Registration and Your Information

If you want to use certain features of the Services you'll have to create an account ("Account"). You can do this via the Site. We may also provide the option of creating an Account through your account with certain third-party social networking services such as Facebook or Twitter (each, an "SNS Account"). If you choose the SNS Account option we’ll create your Account by extracting from your SNS Account certain personal information such as your name and email address and other personal information that your privacy settings on the SNS Account permit us to access. If your Account is associated with a Company Account (see below) as contemplated in below in the next paragraph of this Section, then you agree to use the Services only as associated with the Company Account.

A company or other legal entity accessing the Services will have to create an Account for the entity ("Company Account"). A company designee may then register individual users under the Company Account to create individual Accounts associated with the Company Account. If you create your Account on your own, independent of the creation of a Company Account, we will associate your Account with the applicable Company Account depending on the email domain that you use when you create your Account and that of the applicable Company Account. The number of individual user Accounts that a Company Account may have depends on how many seats of individual user Accounts purchased by the Company Account holder.

It’s important that you provide us with accurate, complete and up-to-date information for your Account and you agree to update such information, as needed, to keep it accurate, complete and up-to-date. If you don’t, we might have to suspend or terminate your Account. You agree that you won’t disclose your Account password to anyone and you’ll notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your Account. You’re responsible for all activities that occur under your Account, whether or not you know about them.


Services and Fees

You may subscribe to the Services via a Free plan, or via a Paid monthly plan or annual plan.  If you subscribe to the Paid annual plan, your annual subscription will be automatically renewed and we will invoice you at the time when you create your Account and at the beginning of each subsequent year. You may pay your annual subscription by credit card or check. If you pay by credit card, we will charge you the annual subscription fee at the beginning of each year automatically. If you subscribe to the monthly plan, we will ask for your credit card information when you create your Account and automatically charge you the monthly fee at the beginning of each month. If you are an individual Account holder associated with a Company Account, you will only have to pay for the Services if your Company Account does not pay for your individual Account. We will invoice your Company Account for any individual user Accounts in excess of the number of individual user Account specified at the time of subscription. All fees are nonrefundable.

If for any reason you decide not to continue using our Services, please notify us via email and you will not be charged for the billing periods after the billing period in which you cancelled. If you are an individual Account holder associated with a Company Account, please note that if the Company Account holder cancels the subscription, you will no longer have access to the Services.

You may purchase additional cloud storage through us as an add-on service. We may offer features to support cloud-based storage provided by you using a third party provider approved by us in the future.



We welcome feedback, comments and suggestions for improvements to the Services ("Feedback"). You can submit Feedback by emailing us at support@Slateplan.com. You agree that all Feedback will be the sole and exclusive property of Slateplan. You assign and agree to assign to us all your right, title and interest in and to all Feedback, including all intellectual property rights in the Feedback. At our request and expense, you agree to execute documents and take such further acts as we may reasonably request to assist Slateplan to acquire, perfect and maintain its intellectual property rights and other legal protections for the Feedback.


Privacy Policy

Please refer to our Privacy Policy www.Slateplan.com/privacy-policy for information on how we collect, use and disclose information from our users.


Content and Content Rights

For purposes of these Terms: (i) "Content" means text, graphics, images, music, software, audio, video, works of authorship of any kind, information or other materials, and folders and files of the above materials that are posted, generated, provided or otherwise made available or submitted through the Services; and (ii) “User Content” means any Content that Account holders (including you) submit through the Services. Content includes without limitation User Content.


Ownership, Responsibility and Removal

You retain full ownership of your User Content. We do not claim any ownership rights in any User Content that you submit through the Services and nothing in these Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit your User Content. Subject to the foregoing, Slateplan and its licensors exclusively own all right, title and interest in and to the Services and Content, including all associated intellectual property rights. You acknowledge that the Services and Content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United States and foreign countries. You agree not to remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Services or Content.

Rights in User Content Granted by You

By using our Services and submitting any User Content through the Services, you hereby grant to Slateplan a non-exclusive, transferable, sublicenseable, worldwide, royalty-free license to host, store, copy, publicly display, modify as permitted by the Services, and distribute your User Content in connection with operating and providing the Services. For example, we will share your User Content with others at your direction. We may use trusted third parties to help us providing the Services so we will grant such third parties access to your User Content as appropriate such that the third party service providers can provide services to us. Subject to these Terms and the Privacy Policy, we will not share your User Content with others unless you direct us to.

You are solely responsible for all your User Content. You represent and warrant that you own all your User Content or you have all rights that are necessary to grant us the license rights in your User Content under these Terms. You also represent and warrant that neither your User Content, nor your use and provision of your User Content through the Services, nor any hosting, processing or any other activity related to your User Content by Slateplan on or through the Services will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.

You can remove your User Content by specifically deleting it. However, in certain instances, some of your User Content may not be completely removed and copies of your User Content may continue to exist on the Services. We are not responsible or liable for the removal or deletion of (or the failure to remove or delete) any of your User Content.

Sharing Your User Content

The Services may allow you to share your User Content with others or to make it public for anyone to access. If you share your User Content with another user, that user will be able to copy, download, modify or do other things to your User Content as permitted by the Services and otherwise outside of the Services. Please consider carefully before you share your User Content and with whom you share such content. We are not responsible for the actions of any third party with whom you choose to share your User Content, including the public.

Rights in Content Granted by Slateplan

Subject to your compliance with these Terms, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to download, view, copy, display, modify as permitted by the Services, and print the Content solely in connection with your permitted use of the Services and solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes.


Rights and Terms for Software

Rights in Software Granted by Slateplan

Subject to your compliance with these Terms, we grant you a limited non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicenseable and revocable license to download, install and use the Software on a mobile device, computer or computing device that you own or control solely in connection with your permitted use of the Services. You may not copy the Software, except for making a reasonable number of copies for backup or archival purposes. Except as expressly permitted in these Terms, you may not, may not attempt to, or may not assist or allow anyone else to: (i) copy, modify or create derivative works based on the Software; (ii) distribute, transfer, sublicense, lease, lend or rent the Software to any third party; (iii) reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the Software; or (iv) make the functionality of the Software available to multiple users through any means. We reserve all rights in and to the Software not expressly granted to you under these Terms. We may update the Software on your device automatically when a new version or update is available.