Expressboard Community Guidelines

 

Expressboard is a social platform for anyone to share creation, inspiration and foster collaboration. We strive to provide a pleasant experience for everyone. Please help us create a safe, open and authentic environment by posting only your own photos and videos and always follow the law. Respect everyone on Expressboard, and do not post nudity and sexual content.

We created the Community Guidelines so you can help us improve and protect this amazing community. By using Expressboard, you agree to these guidelines and our Terms of Use. We’re committed to these guidelines and we hope you are too. Overstepping these boundaries may result in a disabled account.

▪ Share only photos and videos that you have taken or have the right to share.
As always, you own the content you post on Expressboard. Remember to post authentic content, and do not post anything you have copied or collected from the Internet that you don’t have the right to post.

▪ Post photos and videos that are appropriate for a diverse audience (general public).
As a platform that is aiming to allow anyone to showcase their ideas, talents and skills, we know that there are times when people might want to share nude images that are artistic or creative in nature, but for a variety of reasons, we do not allow nudity and sexual content on Expressboard. This includes explicit sexual language, photos, videos, and some digitally-created content that show sexual intercourse, genitals, and close-ups of fully-nude buttocks. It also includes some photos of female nipples, but photos taken during pregnancy period and photos of post-mastectomy scarring are allowed. Nudity in photos of paintings and sculptures is alright.


People sometimes like to share photos or videos of their children. For safety reasons, there are times when we may remove images that show nude or partially-nude children. Even when this content is shared with good intentions, it could be used by others in unanticipated ways.

 

▪ Foster genuine and meaningful interaction on Expressboard. Please help us stay spam-free by not artificially collecting likes, followers, or shares, posting repetitive comments or content, or repeatedly contacting people for illegal or commercial purposes without consents of the content owners.

Aside from being a showcase platform, Expressboard is also a marketplace for creative work and DIY products. Therefore, in order to ensure a safe and secure shopping experience for our Expressboard users, we have a few guidelines for sellers and buyers to follow as described below. Please Contact us if you have any questions in these guidelines.

▪ Follow the law. Expressboard is not a place to support or praise terrorism, organize illegal gatherings, meetings and activities, crime, or hate groups. Offering sexual services, buying or selling illegal or prescription drugs (even if it’s legal in your region), as well as promoting recreational drug use is also not allowed. Remember to always follow the law when offering to sell or buy regulated goods, including firearms, alcohol, and tobacco. Accounts promoting online gambling, online real money games of skill or online lotteries must get our prior written permission before using any of our products.


We have zero tolerance when it comes to sharing nudity and sexual content involving minors or threatening to post intimate images of others.

▪ Please respect other members of the Expressboard community. We want to create a positive, creative and diverse global community. We remove content that contains credible threats or hate speech, personal information meant to blackmail or harass someone, and repeated unwanted messages and content that targets private individuals to degrade or shame them.

 

We do not encourage violence or attack anyone based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disabilities, or diseases. When hate speech is being shared to challenge it or to raise awareness, we may allow it. In those instances, we ask that you express your intent clearly.

 

Serious threats of harm to public and personal safety aren't allowed. This includes specific threats of physical harm as well as threats of theft, vandalism, and other financial harm. We carefully review reports of threats and consider many things when determining whether a threat is credible.

▪ Maintain the supportive environment by not posting distasteful, hateful and offensive comments.


The Expressboard community is the place for anyone to express their ideas and inspiration through their showcases. We try to do our part to maintain a positive and supporting environment for everyone. We encourage or urge everyone who visits and uses the site to respect each other, give constructive and useful comments in other member’s showcases, forum, discussions and other sections of the Site. To protect people, we may also remove offensive contents and comments from time to time.

▪ Be thoughtful when posting newsworthy events. We understand that many people use Expressboard to share important updates about themselves and their showcases periodically. Some of them may involve inappropriate graphic images and videos that contains intense and violence contents to make sure Expressboard stays appropriate for everyone. We understand that people sometimes share this kind of content to raise awareness. If you do share content for this reason, we encourage you to caption your photo with a warning about graphic violence. Sharing graphic images and videos for sadistic pleasure or to glorify violence is never allowed on Expressboard.

Expressboard Brand Guideline:

Below you will find general rules around using our brand assets and showcasing content on Expressboard. The rules apply to all media, including in-store signage, packaging, online and broadcast.

We are happy to have you promote your Expressboard content. When your advertising or marketing materials reference Expressboard, just make sure they don’t suggest Expressboard is sponsoring your promotion or is formally affiliated with it.

LOGO

  • Are you only using the Expressboard badge (not the wordmark)?
  • Does the badge appear before a call to action and include your Expressboard URL?
  • Does the height of the badge appear proportionate to the CTA copy?

PRODUCT SHOTS

  • Does the treatment include your Expressboard URL somewhere?
  • Is the UI true to the device (i.e. a mobile view uses mobile UI, etc.)?

LANGUAGE

Acceptable phrases: Find us on Expressboard, Follow us on Expressboard (all followed by the business Expressboard URL)

Not acceptable phrases: Trending on Expressboard

Marks

Our elements and marks include the Expressboard name, logos, graphics and any word, phrase, image or other designation that identifies Expressboard as the source of any showcase, product or service. Please use these elements consistently.

Please do not use our wordmark.

 

Product shots

If you want to show any part of Expressboard in your marketing, including Showcases, Showcase Shops and the grid view, make sure the interface is accurately depicted based on the device shown.

Note: Partners are responsible for obtaining all rights to any imagery represented on their display.

 

Language

Words and phrases: Our marks also include these words as they relate to social media: Showcase, Showcase shop.

Naming and visuals for your apps and services:

If you are creating an app, website or other service designed to be used with Expressboard, develop your own distinct branding that doesn't use the Expressboard brand.

  • Don’t use “Expressboard” or any variations of “Expressboard” in your name or domain name.
  • Don’t use any Expressboard marks, logos, graphics or similar variations as part of your logo or branding.

 

Media-specific rules

Broadcast

The general rules above still apply for broadcast.

Our badge can be used in broadcast but should never be used without a clear link back to the partner’s presence on Expressboard. Partners should be driving people back to their presence on Expressboard with the use of our badge followed by their profile URL. Use of our badge without a link implies a partnership, sponsorship or endorsement.

In order to use Expressboard in video, television or film, potential partners must submit a request form to their partner manager at Expressboard who will need to review each use. Please reach out at least 10 business days in advance to avoid production delays.

 

Help us keep the community strong:

 

▪ Each of us is an important part of the Expressboard community. If you see something that you think may violate our guidelines and policies, please do not hesitate to tell us. We have a global team that reviews these reports and works as quickly as possible to remove content that doesn’t meet our guidelines. Even if you or someone you know doesn’t have an Expressboard account, you can still let us know. When you send us a report about a problem or an issue, please try to provide as much information as possible, such as links, usernames, and descriptions of the content, so we can find and review the content quickly.

▪ You may find content you don’t like, but doesn’t violate the community guidelines. If that happens, you can unfollow or block the person who posted it, and if there's something you don't like in a comment on one of your posts, you can delete that comment.

▪ Many disputes and misunderstandings can be resolved directly between members of the community. If one of your photos or videos was posted by someone else, you could try commenting on the post and asking the person to take it down. If that doesn’t work, you can always file a copyright report so we can investigate. Or, if you believe someone is violating your trademark, you can file a trademark report. Don't target the person who posted it by posting screenshots and drawing attention to the situation because that may be classified as harassment.

▪ To help keep the community safe, there are times when we work with law enforcement including when we believe that there’s risk of physical harm or threat to public safety.

 

Seller's Policy

Aside from being a showcase platform, Expressboard is also a marketplace where you can sell your DIY and creative work directly to buyers around the world. We want to make sure that you and your buyers have a positive experience on Expressboard. Please read on to find out more about your rights, as well as what is expected of you, as a seller.

By opening an Expressboard shop, you’re agreeing to this policy and our Terms of Use.

What Can be Sold on Expressboard

Expressboard is a unique marketplace. Buyers come to Expressboard to purchase items that they might not find anywhere else. Everything listed for sale on Expressboard must be original and created by the showcase owner / seller or the item is allowed to sell with permission from the owner of the work.

 

Original items are items that are made by you, the seller, or are designed by you and made with the help of a legitimate outside manufacturer.

 

If you sell in the Handmade category, you must be able to demonstrate that:

  1. All items listed are made or designed by you or you have obtained the right to sell from the original owner of the work.
  2. You accurately describe every person involved in the making of an item in your shop in your item detail page.
  3. You are using your own photographs-- not stock photos, artistic renderings, or photos used by other sellers or sites.

If you are selling Custom Items, you agree that:

  1. All custom item listings are available for purchase.
  2. Each custom listing has a set price.
  3. If you are using photographs of previous work with options for customization (like color choices) included in the listing, it is clear in your description that the photos shown are just examples.

What Can't be Sold on Expressboard

Even if they otherwise meet our original work criteria, prohibited items, services, and items that violate our intellectual property policies are not allowed to be sold on Expressboard.

 

Reselling is not allowed on Expressboard. Reselling refers to selling an item when you were not involved in the creation process. In short, you may not resell items that you were not involved in designing or making.

 

Keep in mind that members may flag listings that appear to violate our policies for Expressboard's review. Expressboard may remove any listings that violate our policies. Expressboard may also suspend or terminate your account for any violations. You’ll still be on the hook to pay any outstanding fees on your Expressboard bill. You can find more information in our Fees & Payments Policy.

 

Representing Yourself, Your Showcase Shop, and Your Listings Honestly

One of Expressboard’s core values is transparency. Transparency means that you honestly and accurately represent yourself, your items, and your business.

 

By showcasing your work and / or selling on Expressboard, you agree that you will:

  1. Provide honest, accurate information in your profile page and your item content page, should you choose to complete it.
  2. Honor your shop policies, should you choose to publish them.
  3. Accurately describe your items in showcases, that includes any contents and photos in the showcase.
  4. Respect the intellectual property of others. If you feel someone has violated your intellectual property rights, you can report it by sending an email to Expressboard: contact@expressboard.com.
  5. Not engage in fee avoidance.
  6. Not create duplicate showcase shops.

Communicating with Other Expressboard Members

Conversations

You can leave comments and questions (collectively, “Conversations”) for Expressboard members under their showcases. Conversations are a great way communicate with others who are interested in your work or buyers who are interested in buying an item from you.

 

Conversations may not be used for the following activities:

  1. Sending unsolicited advertising or promotions, requests for donations, or spam;
  2. Harassing or abusing another member;
  3. Contacting someone after they have explicitly asked you not to; or
  4. Interfering with a transaction or the business of another member.

Interference

Interference occurs when a member intentionally interferes with another member’s shop in order to drive away their business. Interference is strictly prohibited on Expressboard. Examples of interference include:

  1. Contacting another member via Expressboard Conversations to warn them away from a particular member, shop, or item
  2. Posting in public areas to demonstrate or discuss a dispute with another member
  3. Purchasing from a seller for the sole purpose of leaving a negative review.

Harassment

Any use of Expressboard Conversations to harass other members is strictly prohibited. Similarly, Conversations may not be used to support or glorify hatred toward, or otherwise demean people based upon: race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, or sexual orientation. If you receive a Conversation that violates this policy, please let us know right away.

Emails

You may receive a buyer’s email address or other information as a result of entering into a transaction with that buyer. This information may only be used for Expressboard-related communications or for Expressboard-facilitated transactions. You may not use this information for unsolicited commercial messages or unauthorized transactions. Without the buyer’s explicit consent, you may not add any Expressboard member to your email or physical mailing list or store or misuse any payment information. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

 

Creating and Uploading Content

As a member of Expressboard, you have the opportunity to create and upload a variety of content, like usernames, listings, text, photos, and videos. In order to keep our community safe and respectful, you agree that you will not upload content that is:

  1. Abusive, threatening, defamatory, or harassing;
  2. Obscene or vulgar;
  3. In violation of someone else’s privacy or intellectual property rights; or
  4. False, deceptive, or misleading.

Building a Positive Reputation Through our Rating System

Ratings are a great way for you to build reputation on Expressboard. Buyers can leave a comment, including a one to five star rating of their purchase. On the rare occasion you receive an unfavorable review, you can reach out to the buyer or, if the review is less than 3 stars, leave a response.

Reviews and your response to reviews may not:

  1. Contain private information (Full names; home or other physical addresses; Email or other online contact information; telephone numbers; credit card numbers; social security numbers and the content of a private email or conversation with another member or Expressboard Admin);
  2. Contain obscene, racist, or harassing language or imagery;
  3. Contain prohibited medical drug claims;
  4. Contain advertising or spam;
  5. Be about things outside the seller’s control, such as a shipping carrier, Expressboard or a third party; or
  6. Undermine the integrity of the Rating system.

Extortion

Extortion is not allowed on Expressboard. Any attempt to manipulate ratings through threats, intimidation, or bribery is considered extortion and is strictly prohibited on Expressboard. Extortion includes when a seller offers a buyer additional goods, services, or compensation in exchange for a positive rating.

 

Shilling

Shilling is strictly prohibited on Expressboard. Shilling is the fraudulent inflation of a showcase shop’s reputation by use of an alternate account. The intent of shilling is to make a seller look more desirable by increasing the shop’s number of sales and overall review score. Not only does it violate our core value of transparency, but it is considered to be a deceptive business practice by the US Federal Trade Commission. Ratings must reflect the honest, unbiased opinions, findings, beliefs, or experience of the buyer.

 

Providing Great Customer Service

We expect our sellers to provide a high level of customer service. By selling on Expressboard, you agree to:

  1. Honor your store policies, that include returning, shipping and process time of a sold item. Sellers are obligated to ship an item or otherwise complete a transaction with a buyer in a prompt manner, unless there is an exceptional circumstance. Please be aware that legal requirements for shipping times vary by country.
  2. Respond to buyer’s questions in a timely manner.
  3. Honor the commitments you make in your showcase shop policies.
  4. Resolve disagreements or disputes directly with the buyer. In the unlikely event that you can’t reach a resolution, our Trust and Safety team can help through our case system.
  5. If you are unable to complete an order, you must notify the buyer and cancel the order.

Responding to Requests for Cancellations, Returns, and Exchanges

Please be aware that in addition to this policy, each country has its own laws surrounding shipping, cancellations, returns, and exchanges. Please familiarize yourself with the laws of your own country and those of your buyers’ countries.

 

European Union Right of Withdrawal

Buyers in the European Union (EU) may be entitled to a 14-day “right of withdrawal” after receiving an item, during which they may return an item for any reason. The details of this right vary by EU member state. The right of withdrawal does not apply to custom items or certain perishable goods. Rights with respect to digital items vary by EU member state.

 

Cancellations

If you are unable to complete a transaction, you must notify the buyer via Expressboard Conversations and cancel the transaction. If the buyer already submitted payment, you must issue a full refund. You are encouraged to keep proof of any refunds in the event a dispute arises.

You may cancel a transaction under the following circumstances:

  1. The buyer did not pay.
  2. Both you and the buyer agree to cancel the transaction prior to shipment, and you have issued the buyer a full refund.
  3. You have decided to refuse service to the buyer, and if the buyer has already paid, you have issued a full refund, including shipping.
  4. The buyer did not receive the item(s) ordered, even though you provided proof of shipping, and you have issued a refund for the item.
  5. Both you and the buyer agreed that the buyer could return the item for a refund, you have received the returned item and issued a refund to the buyer for the item.

 

Buyer's Policy

Aside from being a showcase platform, Expressboard is also a marketplace where you can purchase creative work and unique goods directly from sellers around the world. Whether you are looking for digital creative work, DIY goods or handcrafted designs, we want you to have a positive experience shopping on Expressboard. Please read on to find out more about your rights, as well as what is expected of you, as a buyer.

 

This policy is a part of our Terms of Use. By shopping on Expressboard, you’re agreeing to this policy and our Terms of Use.

Understanding Expressboard’s Limitations as a Venue

Expressboard provides a venue for buyers to find, learn about, and enter into transactions with sellers around the world. It is important to note, however, that Expressboard is not a part of that transaction. By shopping on Expressboard, you understand that:

  1. You are not buying directly from Expressboard, but from one of the many talented sellers on Expressboard;
  2. Expressboard does not pre-screen sellers and therefore does not guarantee or endorse any items sold on Expressboard or any content posted by sellers (such as photographs or language used in listings or shop policies); and
  3. Each seller on Expressboard accepts different payment methods and has their own processing times, shipping methods, and shop policies.

As a member of the community, you have the opportunity to flag an item that violates any of Expressboard’s policies. Flagging is confidential.

 

Purchasing an Item on Expressboard

When you buy a showcase item on Expressboard, you’re directly supporting an independent business, each with its unique listings, policies, processing times, and payment systems. By making a purchase from a seller on Expressboard, you agree that you:

  1. Have read the item description and shop policies before making a purchase;
  2. Have submitted appropriate payment for item(s) purchased; and
  3. Have provided accurate shipping information to the seller.

 

Leaving a Rating of an Item

Ratings are a great way to learn about a seller’s items and reputation, help good sellers build a strong reputation, or help warn other buyers about a poor experience.

You can leave a one to five star rating and a photograph of your purchase. By leaving a rating or coment of an item, you acknowledge that:

1) Your rating and/or photograph and profile information will be publicly displayed on the seller's listing and review pages.

2) Ratings and comments about an item may not:

  1. Contain private information;
  2. Contain obscene, racist, or harassing language or imagery;
  3. Contain prohibited medical drug claims;
  4. Contain advertising or spam;
  5. Be about things outside the seller’s control, such as a shipping carrier, Expressboard or a third party; or
  6. Undermine the integrity of the Reviews system.

3) Extortion is not allowed on Expressboard. Any attempt to manipulate reviews through threats, intimidation, or bribery is considered extortion and is strictly prohibited on Expressboard. Examples of extortion include the following:

  1. A buyer leaves a negative review in an attempt to force the seller into providing additional items that were not agreed upon in the original transaction.
  2. A buyer leaves a negative rating and / or comment in an attempt to force the seller into providing a refund when a refund is not warranted.

Shilling is not allowed on Expressboard. Shilling is the fraudulent inflation of a shop’s reputation by use of an alternate account. The intent of shilling is to make a seller look more desirable by increasing the shop’s number of sales and overall review score. Not only does it violate our core value of transparency, but it is considered to be a deceptive business practice by the US Federal Trade Commission. Reviews must reflect the honest, unbiased opinions, findings, beliefs, or experience of the buyer.

 

By uploading a photograph to Expressboard’s website or mobile app, you warrant that:

  1. You own the photograph or you have the rights or permission to use the photograph; and
  2. You understand that, as stated in Expressboard’s Terms of Use, Expressboard has license to use any content you provide to Expressboard.

 

Sellers may respond to ratings of three or fewer stars. Sellers’ responses to ratings must also comply with this policy. Sellers may hide photographs that they do not feel accurately represent their brand, or they may report reviews that violate our Terms of Use.

We reserve the right to remove ratings or photographs that violate our policies or Terms of Use.

 

Creating and Uploading Content

As a member of Expressboard, you have the opportunity to create and upload a variety of content, like usernames, Conversations, text, photos, and videos. In order to keep our community safe and respectful, you agree that you will not upload content that is:

  1. Abusive, threatening, defamatory, or harassing;
  2. Obscene or vulgar;
  3. In violation of someone else’s privacy or intellectual property rights; or
  4. False, deceptive, or misleading.

 

Reporting a Problem with an Order or Returning an Item

Sometimes, there are problems with an item or order. When a problem or an issue arises during or after a transaction, please communicate directly and openly with the persons involved in the transaction about the problem or issue. Please send us an email at support@expressboard.com If you need help at any point of conversation.

 

Requesting a Cancellation

Only sellers may cancel transactions. Buyers may request that a seller cancel an order via Expressboard comments.

Returning an Item

Each seller has his or her own return policies, which should be outlined in their Shop Policies. Not all sellers accept returns. If you reside in the European Union, you may be entitled to a 14-day “cooling off period,” or a “right of withdrawal,” during which you may return an item for any reason.

 

About Trademark

A trademark is a word, slogan, symbol or design (like a brand name or a logo) that distinguishes the products or services offered by one party from those offered by others. Generally, trademark law seeks to prevent confusion among consumers about who provides or is affiliated with a product or service. The owner of a trademark may be able to prevent others from using its trademark (or a similar trademark) in a way that would confuse people into thinking that there’s a relationship between the trademark owner and a person who isn’t authorized to use the trademark or that the trademark owner endorses that other person’s products or services.

The owner of a trademark may claim rights to a trademark through registration with a recognized trademark office. In certain countries and in certain situations, rights for an unregistered trademark may be created through actual use of the trademark in commerce or business. Keep in mind that just registering a company with a government office or getting a business permit may not by itself create trademark rights.

To learn more about trademarks, visit the World Intellectual Property Organization's website. For a list of trademark offices in other countries, please visit the WIPO's trademark directory.

 

Reporting Trademark Infringements

If you believe someone is using your trademark without your permission, please submit a claim of trademark infringement to us is to submit a form that includes the following information. Keep in mind that you don’t need an Expressboard account to submit a report.

 

The easiest way to submit Your complete contact information (full name, mailing address, and phone number). Note that we regularly provide your contact information, including your email and the name of your organization or client, and/or the contents of your report to the person who posted the content you are reporting. You may wish to provide a professional or business email address for contact by users.

  • The specific word, symbol, etc., in which you claim trademark rights.
  • The basis for your claim of trademark rights (such as a national or community registration), including registration number, if applicable.
  • The country or jurisdiction in which you claim trademark rights.
  • The category of goods and/or services for which you assert rights.
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material on our site. The easiest way to do this is by providing a website link (URLs) leading directly to the allegedly infringing content.
  • A description of how you believe this content infringes your trademark.
  • If you are not the rights holder, an explanation of your relationship to the rights holder.
  • A declaration that:
  1. You have a good faith belief that use of the trademark as described above, in the manner you have complained of, is not authorized by the trademark owner, its agent, or the law.
  2. The information in your notice is accurate.
  3. You declare, under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of a trademark that is allegedly infringed.
  • Your electronic signature or physical signature.

Frequently Asked Questions About Trademark

 

How do I know whether my copyright is being infringed by content that someone shared on Instagram?

According to Expressboard’s Terms of Use, people on Instagram may not post copyrighted content to Instagram unless they own or are allowed to post the copyrighted content. If a someone has shared your original work (ex: photo you took) without your permission, you may want to seek legal guidance to find out if your rights have been infringed.

Please keep in mind that you don't own the copyright to a photo just because you appear in it. For example, if someone else takes a photo of you that you don't like and posts it to Instagram, that isn't a violation of your copyright under most circumstances.

 

How do I report a claim of copyright infringement?

Submitting a claim of copyright infringement is a serious matter with legal consequences. Before you report a claim of copyright infringement to us, you may want to reach out to the person posting the content. You may be able to resolve the issue simply by bringing it to their attention without contacting Expressboard at all.

 

If you're not sure whether the content you're reporting is infringing your legal rights, you may want to seek legal guidance. Keep in mind that submitting intentionally misleading reports of infringement may be punishable under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in the United States or similar laws in other countries.

 

If you believe your copyright is being infringed, please submit a copyright claim with the information mentioned above. You do not need an Expressboard account to fill out this form. Alternatively, you can choose to use traditional (and slower) methods, such as mail.

 

What happens if I receive a warning for violating someone else’s trademark rights?

When we receive a report from someone claiming that content on the site infringes their trademark, we may need to immediately remove that content from Expressboard without contacting you first.

 

If we remove your content because of a trademark claim, you will receive a warning from Expressboard that includes the contact information of the person or company who made the report. If you believe the content should not have been removed, you can follow up with them directly to try to resolve the issue.

 

If the content is removed based on United States trademark rights, you will also be able to contact Expressboard directly if you believe the content should not have been removed. In that event, we will include instructions for how to contact us in the warning message we send you. Our team will review your submission, and if we determine that your content should not have been removed, we will restore it and notify the reporting party that we have restored that content.

It’s our policy to disable the accounts of people who repeatedly infringe others’ intellectual property rights when appropriate. Please make sure that all content you’ve posted and will post in the future doesn’t violate or infringe the rights of others.

 

How can I resolve a trademark dispute on Expressboard?

Submitting a claim of trademark infringement is a serious matter with potential legal consequences.

 

Before you report a claim of trademark infringement to us, you may want to reach out to the person posting the content. You may be able to resolve the issue simply by bringing it to their attention without contacting Expressboard at all.

 

Please submit a completed claim of trademark infringement to Expressboard. You don’t need an Expressboard account to submit a report. If you’re not sure whether the content you’re reporting is infringing your legal rights, you may want to seek legal guidance.

 

Cookies & Tracking Technologies

We use a variety of technologies to help us better understand how you use Expressboard.com (the "Site"), Expressboard's mobile applications (the "Apps") and our services (collectively, "Expressboard"). Expressboard adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance's Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising. As part of our commitment to upholding a high standard of transparency in our Privacy Policy and practices, we've created this guide to explain the tracking technologies we use on the Site.

Types of tracking technologies

There are three common types of tracking technologies used on Expressboard:

  1. Cookies: This is a small data file sent from a server to your web browser or mobile device that is stored on your browser cache or mobile device. You can configure your browser's settings to reflect your preference to accept or reject cookies (see Managing Cookies below).
  2. Clear gifs, web beacons, web bugs: These are tiny graphics with a unique identifier similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not tie the information gathered by clear gifs to your personally identifiable information.
  3. Flash cookies, local shared objects (LSOs): Flash cookies are used to collect and store information, but differ from browser cookies in the amount, type and manner in which data is stored. Expressboard uses Flash cookies in order to facilitate services such as fraud prevention. Expressboard does not tie the information gathered by Flash cookies to your personally identifiable information.

 

Tracking technologies have two different lifespans:

  1. Persistent means it remembers certain information about your preferences for viewing the site, and allows Expressboard to recognize you each time you return. Persistent cookies are stored on your browser cache or mobile device until you choose to delete them.
  2. Session, on the other hand, is specific to a particular visit to the site, to carry information as you view different pages on Expressboard so you don’t have to re-enter information. Session cookies expire and delete themselves automatically when you leave the Site or close your web browser.

Purposes

Expressboard uses tracking technologies for a few general purposes:

  1. Strictly necessary: Vital to ensuring that Expressboard works properly for visitors and members.
  2. Performance: Help us understand how the Site or the Apps are functioning so that we can improve our services.
  3. Functionality: Retain your personal preferences as you use the Site or the Apps to enhance your experience.
  4. Marketing and Advertising: Gather data to help deliver advertising content relevant to your interests.

 

Expressboard uses cookies to record what purchases members and visitors are interested in making and to make it easier for you to browse the Site whenever you visit.

 

Expressboard sometimes partners with third-party services who may use various tracking technologies to provide certain services or features, including targeted online marketing. These technologies allow a partner to recognize your computer or mobile device each time you visit Expressboard, but do not allow access to personally identifiable information from Expressboard. Expressboard does not have access or control over these third-party technologies, and they are not covered by our Privacy Policy.

 

Third-parties may choose to include Expressboard widgets on their websites. When you load a website that has chosen to include our widgets, we receive analytics information through a cookie that may be used to enhance our data or to improve our services.

Examples

The table below contains examples of the cookies and tracking technologies we use:

Purpose

Name

Location

Specific Use

Functionality

Expressboard Analytics Cookie

All of Expressboard

Similar to the Google Analytics cookie, but for internal use only. Keeps track of first, last visit information, and from what site you were referred from.

Functionality

Facebook, Twitter, Gmail

All of Expressboard

Used to enable functionality to connect to Facebook in order to suggest showcases and showcase shop items, events to friends, follow another member's public site activity, etc.

Strictly Necessary

Auth Cookie

Expressboard Site users for signed in members

Keeps track of your session information when you are logged into Expressboard.

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Expressboard User Cookie

All of Expressboard

Contains information relevant to your current session, including language, country, currency, and persistent login preferences.

Advertising

BrightTag

Expressboard Site Users

Manages delivery of certain advertising-related third-party tracking technologies used by Expressboard.

Advertising

Google Analytics

All of Expressboard

Allows us to keep track of where visitors to the site are coming from (via search engines, blogs, etc.) provides general site usage metrics (such as long how they stayed on the site), as well as relevant search/purchase information.

Opting-Out and Managing Cookies

You can change your web browser's settings to reflect your cookie preferences. Each browser is a little different, but usually these settings are under the "options" or "preferences" menu. The links below provide information about cookie settings for the browsers supported by Expressboard:

 

If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based advertisements, you may opt-out by clicking here (or if located in the European Union click here). Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertisements. You will continue to receive generic advertisements. You may opt out of the use of cookies by Google Analytics here. Please note that if you reject or block all cookies in your browser settings, you will not be able to take full advantage of Expressboard's services as some cookies are necessary for the site to function properly.

 

Intellectual Property Policy

As a venue for artists, designers, and makers, Expressboard takes intellectual property rights very seriously. We comply with intellectual property laws and industry best practices in order to maintain the integrity of our creative showcase platform and marketplace. This Intellectual Property Policy explains how we address allegations of infringement, how authorized parties can submit proper notices of infringement regarding content on our showcase platform marketplace, and how Expressboard sellers can respond when their listings or shops are affected by a notice.

 

This policy is a part of our Terms of Use.

Reporting

If you would like to submit a notification of alleged infringement, counter a notice of copyright infringement submitted against you, or withdraw a notification of infringement that you submitted, please send the notification and proof of ownership of the alleged infringement to legal@expressboard.com

Learning

If material was removed from your shop due to a notification of infringement or if you would like to learn more about intellectual property issues in general, please write to us: legal@expressboard.com

 

Policy

Expressboard adopted this intellectual property policy in accordance with industry best practices, general U.S. intellectual property laws, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Notices of Intellectual Property Infringement

Expressboard strives to respond quickly when we receive proper notice of intellectual property infringement by removing or disabling access to the allegedly infringing material. When Expressboard removes or disables access in response to a notice, Expressboard makes a reasonable attempt to contact the allegedly infringing party, provide information about the notice and removal, and, in cases of alleged copyright infringement, provide information about counter notification. Expressboard may also provide a copy of the notice to the allegedly infringing party.

Counter Notification

If Expressboard receives a DMCA counter notification, the removed material may be replaced or access to it may be restored 10 business days after receipt of the counter notice, unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the allegedly infringing party and informs Expressboard of this action. Expressboard sends a copy of the counter notice to the original complaining party.

Repeat Infringement

Expressboard terminates account privileges of members that are subject to repeat notices of intellectual property infringement in appropriate circumstances and at Expressboard’s discretion.

 

Electronic Communications Policy

Expressboard is required to provide you with certain information in writing. This Electronic Communications Policy describes how we will provide that information to you.

This policy is a part of our Terms of Use. By using any of Expressboard’s services, you are agreeing to this policy and our Terms of Use.

1. Information Expressboard Will Send You

Expressboard will sometimes need to send you important messages about your use of Expressboard’s website, mobile apps or other services (collectively, our “Services”). This policy covers all of those messages, including the terms, policies and user agreements applicable to your use of the Services, billing statements, transaction information, privacy disclosures, tax statements and other legal documents that will be provided to you electronically (collectively, the “Electronic Communications”).

2. Communications Will Be Sent Electronically

Under this policy, you give your consent for Expressboard to provide you with the Electronic Communications (including all legal terms and legally-required disclosures) electronically. You also agree that your agreement with electronic terms and disclosures has the same legal effect as if you had signed an agreement on paper. For example, if you click a button on Expressboard’s website electronically, and language appearing next to the button informs you that you will agree to certain terms by clicking the button, then your click of the button will have the same legal effect as signing an agreement on paper.

3. Delivery of Information

Expressboard may provide you with Electronic Communications (a) by emailing them to you at the email address listed in your Expressboard account, (b) by posting them on the Expressboard website or mobile applications, or (c) by making them available via a website designated in an email notice to you.

4. Technical Requirements to Receive Electronic Communications

In order to receive Electronic Communications, you must have the following:

  • A computer or mobile device;
  • A connection to the Internet;
  • An internet browser that supports 128 bit encryption, with cookies enabled;
  • An active email address; and
  • Sufficient electronic storage space on your computer's hard drive or other data storage unit and/or an installed printer to print disclosures.

5. Withdrawing Consent for Electronic Communications

You may withdraw your consent to receive Electronic Communications at any time by submitting a request to us at:

 

Youronce, Inc.

Attn: Legal

95-60 Queens Blvd #318

Rego Park, New York, 11374

 

Note that if you withdraw your consent to receive Electronic Communications, such withdrawal will only be effective after Expressboard has had a reasonable period of time to process your withdrawal (usually 3 months). Additionally, if you withdraw your consent to receive Electronic Communications, and Expressboard is required to send you paper copies of communications, Expressboard may cancel your access to the Services.

In order for Expressboard to send you paper copies, you must have a current mailing address on file in your Expressboard account. Expressboard reserves the right to charge you reasonable fees to cover the costs of sending you paper copies of Electronic Communications.

6. Updating Your Contact Information

To ensure that you receive Electronic Communications, you should make sure that the contact information in your Expressboard account is accurate. Expressboard is not responsible for your failure to receive Electronic Communications if you failed to update your contact information.

For more information, check out our Terms of Use.

Thank you for helping us create one of the best communities in the world!

The Expressboard Team