Terms & Conditions

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the Speaker Deck website and all content, services and products available at or through Speaker Deck. Speaker Deck is owned and operated by Speaker Deck LLC.

Speaker Deck is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, Speaker Deck’s Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site by Speaker Deck LLC. (collectively, the “Agreement”).

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using Speaker Deck. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access Speaker Deck or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Speaker Deck LLC, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. Speaker Deck is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.

1. Your Speaker Deck Account and Decks

If you upload a deck to Speaker Deck, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the presentation. You must immediately notify Speaker Deck LLC of any unauthorized uses of your account or any other breaches of security. Speaker Deck LLC will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.

2. Our Services

Service License: Subject to the terms hereof, we grant you access to our Services. This includes the right to:

  • View decks that you have the right to view;
  • Upload and store decks, subject to your plan;
  • Embed our embeddable deck player on third-party websites; and
  • Use all related functionality that we may provide.

Features: The features available to you will depend on your plan. We may change features from time to time.

3. Responsibility of Contributors

Speaker Deck is only for sharing presentation slide decks. If you upload a deck to Speaker Deck, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of Speaker Deck (any such material, “Content”), you are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:

3.1 Copyright Policy

You may only upload content that you have the right to upload and share. Copyright owners may send Speaker Deck a takedown notice as stated in our Copyright Policy if they believe Speaker Deck is hosting infringing materials. We will, in appropriate circumstances, terminate the accounts of persons who repeatedly infringe.

3.2 Content Restrictions

You may not submit any content that:

  • Infringes any third party’s copyrights or other rights (e.g., trademark, privacy rights, etc.);
  • Is sexually explicit or promotes a sexual service;
  • Is defamatory;
  • Is harassing or abusive;
  • Contains hateful or discriminatory speech;
  • Promotes or supports terror or hate groups;
  • Contains instructions on how to assemble explosive/incendiary devices or homemade/improvised firearms;
  • Exploits or endangers minors;
  • Depicts or encourages self-harm or suicide;
  • Depicts (1) unlawful real-world acts of extreme violence, (2) vivid, realistic, or particularly graphic acts of violence and brutality, (3) sexualized violence, including rape, torture, abuse, and humiliation, or (4) animal cruelty or extreme violence towards animals;
  • Promotes fraudulent or dubious money-making schemes, proposes an unlawful transaction, or uses deceptive marketing practices;
  • Contains false or misleading claims about (1) vaccination safety, or (2) health-related information that has a serious potential to cause individual or public harm;
  • Contains false or misleading information about voting or seeks to obstruct voting;
  • Contains (1) claims that a real-world tragedy did not occur; (2) false claims that a violent crime or catastrophe has occurred; or (3) false or misleading information (including fake news, deepfakes, propaganda, or unproven or debunked conspiracy theories) that creates a serious risk of material harm to a person, group, or the general public; or
  • Violates any applicable law.
  • Infringes on the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
  • You do not have express permission from your employer to post, if your content includes intellectual property that your employer has rights to. You confirm you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
  • Does not comply with any third-party licenses relating to the Content
  • Contains or installs any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
  • Is spam, is machine- or randomly-generated, or contains unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
  • Violates the privacy or publicity rights of any third party.

3.3 Code of Conduct

In using our Services, you may not:

  • Use an offensive screen name (e.g., explicit language) or avatar (e.g., containing nudity);
  • Act in a deceptive manner or impersonate any person or organization;
  • Harass or stalk any person;
  • Harm or exploit minors;
  • Distribute “spam” in any form or use misleading metadata;
  • Collect personal information about others without their authorization;
  • Access another’s account except as permitted herein;
  • Use or export any of our Services in violation of any U.S. law;
  • Engage in any unlawful activity;
  • Cause or encourage others to do any of the above

3.4 Prohibited Technical Measures

You will not:

  • Except as authorized by law or as permitted by us in writing: scrape, reproduce, redistribute, frame, mirror, create derivative works from, decompile, reverse engineer, alter, archive, or disassemble any part of our Services; or attempt to circumvent any of our security, rate-limiting, filtering, or digital rights management measures;
  • Remove or modify any logo, watermark, or notice of proprietary rights embedded on or in the Services or any output thereof without our permission;
  • Submit any malicious program, script, or code;
  • Submit an unreasonable number of requests to our servers; or
  • Take any other actions to manipulate, interfere with, or damage our Services.

By submitting Content to Speaker Deck for inclusion in your account, you grant Speaker Deck LLC a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your deck.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Speaker Deck LLC has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Speaker Deck LLC’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Speaker Deck LLC’s reasonable opinion, violates any Speaker Deck LLC policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of Speaker Deck to any individual or entity for any reason, in Speaker Deck LLC’s sole discretion. Speaker Deck LLC will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

4. Subscription Plans

Plan Types: We offer free memberships and paid subscriptions that allow you to upload and share decks. Advertised prices and features may change.

Fees: You shall pay all fees (plus any taxes) during your subscription period and any renewal periods. We may adjust fees from time to time. We will attempt to notify you in advance of any such fee changes prior to your next billing cycle. If you do not wish to accept a fee change, you may cancel your subscription in accordance with this Agreement.

Free Trials and Discounts: We may offer free-trial or discounted subscriptions. When a free-trial period ends, your paid subscription begins (unless you have canceled before the end of the free-trial period), and you must pay the full monthly or annual fee. If we provide a discount for the first subscription period, you must pay the discounted fee; in any renewal, you must pay the full fee.

Refund Policy: Subject to the terms hereof, Self-Serve subscribers who purchase plans directly from Speaker Deck may cancel and receive a pro-rated refund of their initial purchase within thirty (30) days after purchasing an annual plan and five (5) days after purchasing a monthly plan. Our refund policy does not apply to:

  • Fees charged immediately after a free-trial period ends;
  • Attempted abuse of the refund policy (i.e., by subscribing and requesting refunds repeatedly);
  • Subscription renewals or migrations to other plans;
  • Requests made after the specified periods;
  • Customers who have breached this Agreement or whose accounts were terminated in accordance with our Copyright Policy;
  • Customers who joined using a promotion that expressly disclaimed our refund policy; or
  • Customers who have initiated a chargeback dispute.

Automatic Renewal: To the extent permitted by applicable law, Self-Serve subscription plans automatically renew at the end of each subscription period unless canceled at least one day before the renewal date listed in your Billing Settings. Monthly plans renew for 30-day periods. Annual plans renew for one-year periods. You must pay the annual or monthly fee (plus any taxes) when each renewal period starts.

How to Cancel Renewal: Self-Serve subscribers may cancel automatic renewal in their Billing Settings. Any cancellation or notice of non-renewal will not affect the current subscription period. Speaker Deck may decline renewals.

Lapse Policy: When a subscription ends, the account will, at Speaker Deck’s option, revert to a free membership or be deleted. Any content in the account may be deleted to comply with the limitations of the new account status. You are responsible for archiving your content. Speaker Deck is not responsible for the loss of any content. We may publish additional guidelines regarding the treatment of lapsed subscriptions. These guidelines describe current practices only and do not require Speaker Deck to provide any level of post-subscription account status.

Resale: You may not sell, resell, rent, lease, or distribute any plan or any other aspect of our Services to any third party unless authorized by us in writing. We may suspend or terminate accounts sold via authorized resellers for non-payment to the reseller or any violation of the restrictions set forth in this Agreement.

5. Intellectual Property

This Agreement does not transfer from Speaker Deck LLC to you any Speaker Deck LLC or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Speaker Deck LLC. Speaker Deck LLC, Speaker Deck, the Speaker Deck logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with Speaker Deck are trademarks or registered trademarks of Speaker Deck LLC or Speaker Deck LLC’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with Speaker Deck may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of Speaker Deck grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Speaker Deck LLC or third-party trademarks.

6. Changes

Speaker Deck LLC reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to Speaker Deck following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. Speaker Deck LLC may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through Speaker Deck (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

7. Termination

Speaker Deck LLC may terminate your access to all or any part of Speaker Deck at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your Speaker Deck account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using Speaker Deck. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you have a paid subscription account, such account can only be terminated by Speaker Deck LLC if you materially breach this Agreement and fail to cure such breach within thirty (30) days from Speaker Deck LLC’s notice to you thereof; provided that, Speaker Deck LLC can terminate Speaker Deck immediately as part of a general shut down of our service. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

8. Disclaimer of Warranties

Speaker Deck is provided “as is”. Speaker Deck LLC and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Speaker Deck LLC nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that Speaker Deck will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, Speaker Deck at your own discretion and risk.

9. Limitation of Liability

In no event will Speaker Deck LLC, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement or substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Speaker Deck LLC under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. Speaker Deck LLC shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

10. General Representation and Warranty

You represent and warrant that (i) your use of Speaker Deck will be in strict accordance with the Speaker Deck Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of Speaker Deck will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

11. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Speaker Deck LLC, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of Speaker Deck, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

12. Miscellaneous

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Speaker Deck LLC and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and it may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Speaker Deck LLC, or by the posting by Speaker Deck LLC of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, and any access to or use of Speaker Deck will be governed by the laws of the state of Indiana, U.S.A., and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in St. Joseph County, Indiana. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. (“JAMS”). The arbitration shall take place in South Bend, Indiana, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Speaker Deck LLC may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.