Terms of Service & Privacy

Terms of Service Summary in Plain English

  • This is a legal document. If you use Stack55, you agree to the terms we've posted here. We will keep them up to date.
  • You can't use the service for any mischievous activities, do illegal stuff or to violate this agreement.
  • You promise not to give your Stack55 account or license to someone else.
  • You promise not to resell or distribute Stack55 or utilize our brand.
  • We reserve the right to end the service anytime.
  • We do our best to make sure things are running smoothly, but sometimes things break. We can't guarantee that you'll always be able to use the service, because we don't control the internet, or the devices you use. We'll do our best to make sure the service is available, but you use them at your own risk.
  • Stack55 isn't responsible if you lose money while using the Service.
  • If you do something that violates other people's right or this agreement, and you have to go to court, we're not responsible for any of your legal fees.


Terms of Service

Acceptance of Terms

The contract below outlines Stack55's terms of service ("the Agreement"). By downloading, installing and using Stack55 products and services (referred in this document as "the Services" or "the service") you agree and acknowledge that you have read and accept this Agreement in its entirety, and agree to be bound by its terms. These terms of service apply to all users of the Services, including users with paid accounts.

Stack55 LLC. ("Stack55") reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace the terms of this Agreement at any time. If the alterations constitute a material change, Stack55 will notify you by posting an announcement on the Stack55 website. What constitutes a material change will be determined at Stack55's sole discretion. You shall be responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any such modifications. Using our Services following notification of a material change to this Agreement shall constitute your acceptance of the Agreement as modified.


As a provider of an online service, we require users to provide certain information when registering to receive our Services. All information provided by Users is collected, used, maintained, shared and destroyed in accordance with Stack55's Privacy Policy, available below, and incorporated into this Agreement by reference.


Stack55 grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable right to use the service, solely for your own personal purposes. Stack55 owns rights to anything connected to the service we haven't given you specific permission to.

If you are a small business, you get a license to use the software and services you've subscribed to, on the same terms as above. In addition, only personnel employed by the small business entity may use the software and services and only for your internal business operations.

You agree that you will not sublicense, sell, resell, transfer, assign, distribute or otherwise commercially exploit or make available to any third party the Services in any way.

You may use the service only for personal purposes (unless you're on a Stack55 for Teams plan) and promise not to:

  • Send spam, infringing, obscene, threatening, libelous, or otherwise illegal material through Stack55's services.
  • Violate third party privacy rights; send or store anything containing software viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other harmful computer code, files, scripts, agents or programs.
  • Interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of the Service or the data contained therein.
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Service or its related systems or networks.


Stack55 is providing the Services "AS IS", as available, with all faults, without representation or warranty of any kind. Stack55 does not guarantee as to the continuous availability of the service or of any specific feature(s) of the service. Stack55 may change the Services, impose usage or service limits, suspend service, or block certain kinds of usage at our sole discretion. The security, accuracy and timeliness of data is not guaranteed; loss, errors, delays or omissions may occur.

The speed and quality of the Service may vary and the Service is subject to unavailability, including emergencies, third party service failures, transmission, equipment or network problems or limitations, interference, signal strength, and maintenance and repair, and may be interrupted, refused, limited or curtailed.


A computer or other equipment enabled to access the Internet ("Device") is required to utilize the Service. It's your responsibility to ensure your Device is capable of running and compatible with the Services.

The Services may not be used to misrepresent or to act on behalf of others. All messages you transmit through the Services shall identify You as the sender. You may not:

  • Alter the attribution of origin in electronic mail messages or posting
  • Use the Service for anything other than lawful purposes
  • Use the Services for commercial gain
  • Use the Services to mask their identity for illegal or malicious purposes
  • Distribute copyright-protected material through our servers
  • Take any action that results in an unreasonable load on our infrastructure
  • Use any third party software to interfere with or attempt to interfere with the Services

You agree to obey all applicable local, state, national and foreign laws, treaties and regulations in connection with your use of the Services, including those related to data privacy, international communications and the transmission of technical or personal data. If Stack55 is contacted with a complaint connected to, or because of your use of the Services, Stack55 will decide if your usage is in violation of this Agreement and may terminate your account without notice.


Stack55 graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of Stack55 LLC. Stack55's trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service without the prior written consent of Stack55. Stack55 images and icons may be used by third party sites in connection with providing appropriate links to the Stack55 website.


You agree that Stack55, for any or no reason, and without penalty, may discontinue in whole or in part, cancel or suspend your use of the Service at any time, with or without notice.


All amounts paid are non-refundable. Stack55 may consider in its discretion and on a case-by-case basis certain refund requests for subscriptions.


Stack55 makes no representation, warranty, or guarantee as to the reliability, timeliness, quality, suitability, availability, accuracy or completeness of the Services. Stack55 does not represent or warrant that:

  • The use of the Services will be secure, timely, uninterrupted or error-free or operate in combination with any other hardware, software, system or data.
  • The Service will meet your requirements or expectations.
  • Errors or defects will be corrected.
  • The Services are free of viruses or other harmful components.

The Service is provided by Stack55 on and "AS IS", as available, with all faults basis without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of third-party rights. Stack55 hereby disclaims all representations and warranties to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. Use of the Services is at your sole risk.


In no event shall Stack55 be liable under contract, tort, strict liability, negligence or any other legal theory with respect to the services for any lost profits or Special, indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall the total liability of Stack55, for all damages, losses and causes of action whether in contract, tort including negligence, or otherwise, exceed the aggregate dollar amount paid by the User claimant to Stack55 in the twelve months prior to the claimed loss, damages or other such alleged event giving rise to the basis of claim.

Our maximum cost is the fees you have paid unless applicable law states otherwise.


You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Stack55, its affiliated and associated companies, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, independent and dependent contractors, licensees, successors and assigns from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, direct, incidental, consequential, exemplary and indirect damages), and reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from or arising out of:

  • Breach of this Agreement
  • Violation of any rights of a third party
  • Use of the Services, by you or any person using your account


What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site and gather data when you participate in the forum by reading, writing, and evaluating the content shared here.

When registering on our site, you may be asked to enter your name and e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site without registering. Your e-mail address will be verified by an email containing a unique link. If that link is visited, we know that you control the e-mail address.

When registered and posting, we record the IP address that the post originated from. We also may retain server logs which include the IP address of every request to our server.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience — your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.
  • To improve customer service — your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
  • To improve our site — we continually strive to improve our site offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
  • To send periodic emails — The email address you provide may be used to send you information, notifications that you request about changes to topics or in response to your user name, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

What is your data retention policy?

We will make a good faith effort to:

  • Retain server logs containing the IP address of all requests to this server no more than 90 days.
  • Retain the IP addresses associated with registered users and their posts no more than 5 years.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow). These cookies enable the site to recognize your browser and, if you have a registered account, associate it with your registered account.

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our site, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our site. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

Our site, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. If this server is in the USA, and you are under the age of 13, per the requirements of COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), do not use this site.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our site and not to information collected offline.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our web site privacy policy.

Changes to our Terms of Service or Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

This document was last updated May 31, 2021.