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Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy – Prepare to Fork

Like any hackers, we like reuse and dislike unnecessarily re-inventing the wheel*. So when we were writing our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for Caliper, we wanted to make sure that we created documents that were under the Creative Commons license, so other startups could save time by re-using our work.

We also hate most legal docs, so our other goal was to make the docs readable. We tried our best to reduce the legalese and shorten the documents so it’s actually possible to read them and understand what they say.

In order to give our documents a permanent home, we recently put both our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy on GitHub’s Gist. Bonus: if you have an improvement, you can just fork and modify. Enjoy!

* To be fair, hackers like re-inventing the wheel if the project in question is fun or intellectually stimulating to write. But legal docs definitely do not qualify.

Written by Ben

April 28, 2010 at 9:37 am

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  1. Awesome, still some awesome stuff coming out of the devver crew.

    Justin Smestad

    April 28, 2010 at 4:54 pm

  2. Isn’t this a double negative, due to the “”Neither/nor” with “is not”?

    “Neither Heroku, Inc. nor Google, Inc. is not connected with and does not sponsor or endorse [COMPANY] or its use of the work.”


    December 22, 2011 at 12:32 am

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