Terms and Conditions

By using Standard Notes and its services, you agree to these Terms of Service. These Terms apply to all current and future features of Standard Notes. Standard Notes is operated by Standard Notes Ltd., located in the United States. Use of Standard Notes includes registering an account, keeping it active, and accessing our website or applications. Please read these Terms carefully. By using Standard Notes, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you don't agree, you should not use Standard Notes. These Terms apply each time you use Standard Notes.

If you're using Standard Notes on behalf of an entity, you confirm you have the authority to agree to these Terms on behalf of that entity. If you don’t have such authority, you must not use the services.

1. Users of the Services

Standard Notes services are available to individuals who are at least 13 years old. Minors under this age must have consent from a parent or legal guardian to use our services.

Our services are intended for use by either individuals or legal entities. We do not allow accounts created by automated methods, such as "bots." These accounts will be terminated.

Users are responsible for all activities conducted through their Standard Notes account.

2. Authorized Use of the Services

You must not use Standard Notes for any illegal or prohibited activities. This includes:

  • Disrupting our service operations.
  • Handling illegal content, such as child exploitation material.
  • Violating intellectual property rights.
  • Engaging in harassment or harmful behaviors.
  • Improperly trading or transferring your account.
  • Promoting or instructing illegal activities.
  • Creating multiple accounts for deceptive purposes.
  • Using stolen or fraudulent payment methods.
  • Sharing content that violates laws or third-party rights.
  • Unauthorized hacking or probing of devices.

Accounts involved in these activities will be suspended. We may also limit resources for free accounts if their usage negatively impacts other users.

3. Limited Warranties and Liability

Standard Notes does not provide warranties regarding the reliability of its services or the security of user data, despite best efforts. Our services are offered "as is" and "as available," without any express or implied warranties.

We are not obligated to store or forward contents of terminated accounts or contents exceeding storage quotas. We are not liable if confidential material is unintentionally released due to a security failure.

To the extent permitted by law, our liability for damages related to your account or services is limited to the amount you paid us. This limitation applies even if the remedy does not fully compensate for your loss or if it fails its essential purpose.

4. Indemnification

You agree to protect Standard Notes and its affiliates (officers, directors, employees, agents, and contractors) from any third-party claims, demands, or damages related to your use of your account or our services. This includes covering all losses, damages, costs, and legal fees associated with such claims. You also agree that Standard Notes and its affiliates are not liable for these third-party claims.

5. Intellectual Property

All trademarks, service marks, logos, and trade names related to Standard Notes are the exclusive property of Standard Notes Ltd. This includes any registered trademarks in the U.S. or other countries. These Terms do not grant any right or license to use Standard Notes' trademarks without our prior written permission. Any goodwill from the use of our trademarks benefits Standard Notes Ltd exclusively.

6. Terms of Payment

Subscriptions to Standard Notes are available on yearly or 5-year terms. Subscriptions automatically renew unless you cancel or modify them.

You can cancel within 15 days for Productivity plans and 90 days for Professional plans of initial purchase for a refund. Past this window, refunds are at our discretion and not available for accounts terminated for violating these Terms.

If Standard Notes ceases operations before your subscription ends, you are not entitled to a refund for the remaining term. We refund only in the original payment method and currency. Failure to pay will result in the revocation of access to certain features. Chargebacks waive your right to refunds from us and may incur additional costs.

7. Modification to the Terms of Service

Standard Notes reserves the right to change these Terms at any time within applicable law. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms as long as you use our services. Continued use of your account or services, including not deleting your account after changes, means you accept these changes. The most recent Terms apply to any future disputes or issues.

8. Severability

If any part of these Terms is found to be void or unenforceable by a competent authority, that part will be minimized or removed and replaced with a valid provision that reflects the original intent of these Terms. This ensures the rest of the Terms remain effective and enforceable.

9. Applicable Law and Language

For Standard Notes:

  • For business users and consumers: These Terms are governed by the laws of the United States. Any disputes will be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in the United States where Standard Notes is headquartered.
  • For consumer users in the USA: Disputes, if brought within the USA, will be governed by the laws of your state of residence. Arbitration provisions, if applicable, will be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act and relevant arbitration rules.

A printed version of these Terms is as valid as an electronic form in legal proceedings.

10. Class Action Waiver

You and Standard Notes agree that each may bring claims against the other only in your or its individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative proceeding. If disputes are resolved through arbitration, the arbitrator shall not consolidate another person's claims with yours and may not preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. If this specific provision is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of the dispute resolution section of these Terms shall be null and void.

11. Miscellaneous

Notices to you will be sent to the address associated with your Standard Notes user account. We may communicate with you electronically about administrative, security, and other issues related to your use of the Services. Electronic communications from us will meet legal requirements for written communications.

If any part of this Agreement is deemed illegal or unenforceable, the remaining parts remain valid. Failure to enforce any part of this Agreement is not a waiver of our right to enforce it.

Only the parties to this Agreement have rights under it, excluding any third parties. The Agreement supersedes all prior discussions and agreements regarding its subject matter. Changes to this Agreement are valid only if made in writing by both parties or as outlined in these Terms.