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Terms of Service – WPBeginner

Last updated on September 1, 2023

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING ANY WPBEGINNER TUTORIALS SHARED ON THIS SITE or OUR SOCIAL PROFILES, AS THESE TERMS AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS.

These Terms of Service set forth the terms and conditions that apply to your access and use of the internet website owned and operated by WPBeginner® and located at wpbeginner.com and *.wpbeginner.com. WPBeginner may update or modify this Terms of Service at any time and such updated versions will be posted on the Site. You are responsible for periodically checking the Terms of Service. This Agreement is legally binding between you, the person using this Site, and WPBeginner.​​ Terms such as “we,” “our” and “us” refer to WPBeginner.

YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO THIS AGREEMENT AND CONSENT TO WPBEGINNER’S PRIVACY POLICY LOCATED AT https://www.wpbeginner.com/privacy-policy/ (THE “PRIVACY POLICY”), BY DOING ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS: (1) VISITING THIS SITE; (2) MAKING A PURCHASE OR SUBMITTING CONTENT THROUGH THE SITE; (3) COMPLETING THE ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS BY CLICKING A BOX INDICATING YOUR ACCEPTANCE; OR (4) BY EXECUTING A SUBSCRIPTION THAT REFERENCES THIS AGREEMENT. If you are entering into this Agreement on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind such entity to these terms and conditions, in which case the terms “you” or “your” shall refer to such entity. If you do not have such authority, or if you do not agree with these terms and conditions, you must not accept this Agreement and may not use the services. 

On our Site, we may provide short summaries of the terms and conditions in this Agreement. Any such summaries are provided only for your convenience, are not legally binding and do not modify this Agreement in any way.

General Rules and Definitions

If you choose to use WPBeginner services displaying or otherwise governed by these Terms of Service, including WPBeginner.com (the “Site”), WPBeginner’s mobile sites and applications, any of the features of the Site, including but not limited to RSS feeds, APIs, and Software (as defined below) and other downloads, you will be agreeing to abide by all of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service between you and WPBeginner.

We may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Services at any time, including the availability of any Services feature, database, or content. We may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Services without notice or liability.

Being exposed to advertising is a condition of accessing the Services.

Ability to Enter into this Agreement

This Site and the Services are not designed for or directed at children 13 years of age or younger. In addition, in order to enter into this Agreement, you must be 18 years old or have otherwise reached the legal age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement, and to abide by and comply with this Agreement. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are legally eligible to enter into this Agreement under any laws applicable to you in your jurisdiction of residence or otherwise. If you accept this Agreement, you represent that you have the capacity to be bound by it.

You may not use the Services and may not accept this Agreement if (a) you are not of legal age to form a binding contract with WPBeginner, or (b) you are a person barred from receiving the Services under the laws of the United States or other countries including the country in which you are a resident or from which you use the Services.

Before you continue, you should print or save a local copy of this Agreement for your records.

Your Information

In order to access certain Services, you may be required to provide information about yourself (such as API, identification or contact details) as part of the registration process for the Service or as part of your continued use of the Services. You may also have to create passwords or other forms of authentication. You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself, and you may not misrepresent your profile information. You agree and understand that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any such information or passwords. Accordingly, you agree that you will be solely responsible to WPBeginner for all activities that occur under your account. If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or of your account, you agree to notify WPBeginner immediately.

Your right to access and use the Services is personal to you and is not transferable by you to any other person or entity. You agree not to disclose your password to any third party. You are solely responsible for all activities that occur under your Account or under your Profile Information. If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your Account or Profile Information, you are responsible for notifying WPBeginner immediately.

By providing us with your e-mail address, you agree to receive all required notices electronically to that e-mail address. It is your responsibility to update or change that e-mail address, as appropriate.

By providing us with your phone number, you agree to allow WPBeginner to contact you via that telephone number regarding all notices and/or inquiries (including, but not limited to: payment issues, billing discrepancies, declined/failed payments, and / or promotional services from our sister companies). It is your responsibility to update or change that phone number, as appropriate.

Content On The Services

The contents of the Services, including the Site, are intended for your personal, non-commercial use. All materials published or available on WPBeginner.com (including, but not limited to text, photographs, images, illustrations, designs, audio clips, video clips, “look and feel,” metadata, data, or compilations, all also known as the “Content”) are protected by copyright, and owned or controlled by WPBeginner LLC or the party credited as the provider of the Content. WPBeginner also owns copyright in the selection, coordination, compilation, and enhancement of such Content (“Arrangement”). You shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Service. Non-commercial use does not include the use of Content without prior written consent from WPBeginner LLC in connection with: (1) the development of any software program, including, but not limited to, training a machine learning or artificial intelligence (AI) system; or (2) providing archived or cached data sets containing Content to another person or entity.

The Services and Content are protected by copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, database rights, sui generis rights and other intellectual or proprietary rights in or to the Services and Content pursuant to U.S. and international laws. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce (except as provided in the section above of these Terms of Service), create new works from, distribute, perform, display (including framing and inline linking), communicate to the public or in any way exploit, any of the Content (or its Arrangement) or the Services (including Software) in whole or in part.

You may download or copy the Content and other downloadable items displayed on the Services for your personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained in the Content and other downloadable items. Copying or storing of any Content for other than personal use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from WPBeginner LLC, or the copyright holder identified in the copyright notice contained in the Content.

You acknowledge that any ideas, suggestions, concepts, processes or techniques which you provide to WPBeginner related to the Services, the Site or WPBeginner or its business (“Feedback”) shall become WPBeginner’s property without any compensation or other consideration payable to you by WPBeginner, and you do so of your own free will and volition. WPBeginner may or may not, in its sole discretion, use or incorporate the Feedback in whatever form or derivative WPBeginner may decide into the Site, its software, services, documentation, business or other products, or any future versions or derivatives of the foregoing. You hereby assign all rights on a worldwide basis in perpetuity to WPBeginner in any Feedback and, as applicable, waive any moral rights.

WPBeginner owns any test results, data information and other output generated by your use of the Site and/or the Services during the term of this Agreement.

User-Generated Content: Submissions, Including Comments and More

If you upload, post or submit any content on the Service, You shall not upload to, or distribute or otherwise publish to the Services any libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or otherwise illegal material. You shall not impersonate anyone else or otherwise misrepresent your identity, affiliation or status. You agree not to provide material and misleading information knowingly and with intent to defraud. You shall not upload to, or distribute or otherwise publish to the Services any malware, viruses, spyware, or other malicious software or files to the Services. You shall not use automated means to upload to, or distribute or otherwise publish to, the Services any content.

Be courteous. You agree that you will not threaten or verbally abuse other members, use defamatory language, or deliberately disrupt discussions with repetitive messages, meaningless messages or “spam.” Use respectful language. Like any community, the online conversation flourishes only when our members feel welcome and safe. You agree not to use language that abuses or discriminates on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual preference, age, region, disability, etc. Hate speech of any kind is grounds for immediate and permanent suspension of access to all or part of the Services.

By making a Submission, you are consenting to its display and publication on the Site.

Prohibited Use of The Services

You may not access or use, or attempt to access or use, WPBeginner to take any action that could harm us or a third party.

Without WPBeginner’s prior written consent, you shall not:

  1. Use robots, spiders, scripts, service, software or any manual or automatic device, tool, or process designed to data mine or scrape the Content, data or information from the Services, or otherwise use, access, or collect the Content, data or information from the Services using automated means.
  2. Use the Content for the development of any software program, including, but not limited to, training a machine learning or artificial intelligence (AI) system.
  3. Use services, software or any manual or automatic device, tool, or process designed to circumvent any restriction, condition, or technological measure that controls access to the Services in any way, including overriding any security feature or bypassing or circumventing any access controls or use limits of the Services.
  4. Cache or archive the Content (except for a public search engine’s use of spiders for creating search indices).
  5. Take action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our network or infrastructure.
  6. Do anything that could disable, damage or change the functioning or appearance of the Services, including the presentation of advertising.

Agreement to Governing Law and Jurisdiction

If there is any dispute between you and WPBeginner about or involving these Terms of Services, or the site, you hereby agree that the dispute shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Florida, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You hereby agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in Palm Beach County, Florida, with respect to any claim, proceeding or action relating to or otherwise arising out of this Agreement, the Site or the Services, howsoever arising, provided always that WPBeginner may seek and obtain injunctive relief in any jurisdiction.

For any questions, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]