Effective: September 1, 2020

Sep 1, 2020 · 12min read


Thanks for using Medium. Our mission is to deepen people’s understanding of the world and spread ideas that matter.

These Terms of Service (“术语”) apply to your access to and use of the websites, mobile applications and other online products and services (collectively, the “Services“)由中等公司提供(”Medium” or “we“)。By clicking your consent (e.g. “Continue,” “Sign-in,” or “Sign-up,”) or by using our Services, you agree to these Terms, including the mandatory arbitration provision and class action waiver in the Resolving Disputes; Binding Arbitration Section.

我们的Privacy Policyexplains how we collect and use your information while ourRules使用我们的服务时概述您的职责。通过使用我们的服务,您同意受这些条款和规则的约束。请看我们Privacy Policy有关我们如何收集、使用、共享和以其他方式处理有关您的信息。

如果你有任何问题或对这些条款Services, please contact us atlegal@medium.com.

Your Account and Responsibilities



You may need to register for an account to access some or all of our Services. Help us keep your account protected. Safeguard your password to the account, and keep your account information current. We recommend that you do not share your password with others.

If you’re accepting these Terms and using the Services on behalf of someone else (such as another person or entity), you represent that you’re authorized to do so, and in that case the words “you” or “your” in these Terms include that other person or entity.

To use our Services, you must be at least 13 years old.


对于您提供给我们的个人信息(例如,作为时事通讯编辑),您可以代表和保证您合法地收集了个人信息,您或第三方提供了所有必要的通知,并在收集个人信息之前收集所有必需的同意。You further represent and warrant that Medium’s use of such Personal Information in accordance with the purposes for which you provided us the Personal Information will not violate, misappropriate or infringe any rights of another (including intellectual property rights or privacy rights) and will not cause us to violate any applicable laws.

User Content on the Services


Medium reserves the right to delete or disable content alleged to be infringing the intellectual property rights of others, and to terminate accounts of repeat infringers. We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement if they comply with the law; please report such notices using ourCopyright Policy.


You retain your rights to any content you submit, post or display on or through the Services.

Unless otherwise agreed in writing, by submitting, posting, or displaying content on or through the Services, you grant Medium a nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, fully paid, and sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly perform and display your content and any name, username or likeness provided in connection with your content in all media formats and distribution methods now known or later developed on the Services.


This type of license also is needed to distribute your content across our Services. For example, you post a story on Medium. It is reproduced as versions on both our website and app, and distributed to multiple places within Medium, such as the homepage or reading lists. A modification might be that we show a snippet of your work (and not the full post) in a preview, with attribution to you. A derivative work might be a list of top authors or quotes on Medium that uses portions of your content, again with full attribution. This license applies to our Services only, and does not grant us any permissions outside of our Services.

So long as you comply with these Terms, Medium gives you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, and non-assignable license to access and use our Services.

The Services are protected by copyright, trademark, and other US and foreign laws. These Terms don’t grant you any right, title or interest in the Services, other users’ content on the Services, or Medium trademarks, logos or other brand features.





Transfer and Processing Data

In order for us to provide our Services, you agree that we may process, transfer and store information about you in the US and other countries, where you may not have the same rights and protections as you do under local law.


To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you will indemnify, defend and hold harmless Medium, and our officers, directors, agents, partners and employees (individually and collectively, the“中等各方”) from and against any losses, liabilities, claims, demands, damages, expenses or costs (“Claims”(与您的违规行为,盗用或侵犯其他权利(包括知识产权或隐私权)或违反法律的违反行为而产生的。您同意及时通知任何第三方索赔的中等各方,与中等缔约方合作捍卫此类索赔,并支付与捍卫此类索赔相关的所有费用,费用和开支(包括律师费)。您还同意,中等各方将在任何第三方索赔中控制中等唯一期权的辩护或解决。

免责声明 - 服务是“原样”

媒体旨在为您提供伟大的服务,但我们无法保证一些事情。您使用我们的服务是您的唯一风险。您了解我们的服务和由服务的用户发布或共享的任何内容被提供“按原样”和“可用”,无论是表达还是暗示的任何愿望,包括默示的可商标性,特定目的的健身保修,标题和非侵权。此外,媒介不代表或保证我们的服务是准确的,完整,可靠,当前或无错误的。没有从中介或通过服务获得的建议或信息将在本段中明确提出任何保证或代表。媒体可以提供有关第三方产品,服务,活动或事件的信息,或者我们可能允许第三方在我们的服务或通过我们的服务中提供其内容和信息(集体,“Third-Party Content”). 我们不控制或认可任何第三方内容,也不就任何第三方内容作出任何陈述或保证。访问和使用第三方内容的风险由您自行承担。有些地方不允许本段中的免责声明,因此它们可能不适用于您。


We don’t exclude or limit our liability to you where it would be illegal to do so; this includes any liability for the gross negligence, fraud or intentional misconduct of Medium or the other Medium Parties in providing the Services. In countries where the following types of exclusions aren’t allowed, we’re responsible to you only for losses and damages that are a reasonably foreseeable result of our failure to use reasonable care and skill or our breach of our contract with you. This paragraph doesn’t affect consumer rights that can’t be waived or limited by any contract or agreement.


(一)Any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, punitive, or special damages, or any loss of use, data or profits, under any legal theory, even if Medium or the other Medium Parties have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

(二)Other than for the types of liability we can’t limit by law (as described in this section), we limit the total liability of Medium and the other Medium Parties for any claim arising out of or relating to these Terms or our Services, regardless of the form of the action, to the greater of $50.00 USD or the amount paid by you to use our Services.

Resolving Disputes; Binding Arbitration

We want to address your concerns without needing a formal legal case. Before filing a claim against Medium, you agree to contact us and attempt to resolve the claim informally by sending a written notice of your claim by email at legal@medium.com or by certified mail addressed to A Medium Corporation, P.O. Box 602, San Francisco, CA 94104. The notice must (a) include your name, residence address, email address, and telephone number; (b) describe the nature and basis of the claim; and (c) set forth the specific relief sought. Our notice to you will be sent to the email address associated with your online account and will contain the information described above. If we can’t resolve matters within thirty (30) days after any notice is sent, either party may initiate a formal proceeding.

Please read the following section carefully because it requires you to arbitrate certain disputes and claims with Medium and limits the manner in which you can seek relief from us, unless you opt out of arbitration by following the instructions set forth below. No class or representative actions or arbitrations are allowed under this arbitration provision. In addition, arbitration precludes you from suing in court or having a jury trial.


(二)Arbitration of Disputes.除了小额索赔纠纷,您或媒体寻求在您居住的县的小额索赔法院提起个人诉讼,或您或媒体寻求禁令或其他公平救济的涉嫌侵犯或挪用知识产权的纠纷,you and Medium waive your rights to a jury trial and to have any other dispute arising out of or related to these Terms or our Services, including claims related to privacy and data security, (collectively, “纠纷”) resolved in court.All Disputes submitted to JAMS will be resolved through confidential, binding arbitration before one arbitrator. Arbitration proceedings will be held in San Francisco, California unless you’re a consumer, in which case you may elect to hold the arbitration in your county of residence. For purposes of this section a “consumer“意味着一个使用服务的人为个人,家庭或家庭用途。您和中等同意纠纷将按照简化的仲裁规则和程序(“JAMS Rules“)。最新版本的JAMS规则可用JAMS websiteand are incorporated into these Terms by reference. You either acknowledge and agree that you have read and understand the JAMS Rules or waive your opportunity to read the JAMS Rules and waive any claim that the JAMS Rules are unfair or should not apply for any reason.

(c) 您和媒体同意这些条款影响州际贸易,本节的可执行性将在实质上和程序上受《联邦仲裁法》9 U.S.c.的管辖。§ 1,et seq.. (“这个”FAA”), to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. As limited by the FAA, these Terms and the JAMS Rules, the arbitrator will have exclusive authority to make all procedural and substantive decisions regarding any Dispute and to grant any remedy that would otherwise be available in court, including the power to determine the question of arbitrability. The arbitrator may conduct only an individual arbitration and may not consolidate more than one individual’s claims, preside over any type of class or representative proceeding or preside over any proceeding involving more than one individual.

(d) 仲裁将允许发现或交换与争议有关的非特权信息。仲裁员、媒体和您将对任何仲裁程序、判决和裁决,包括为仲裁目的收集、准备和提交的信息或与其中的争议有关的信息保密。除非法律有相反规定,仲裁员将有权作出适当裁决,以保护机密性。保密义务不适用于为准备或进行有关案情的仲裁听证所必需的披露、与法院申请初步补救有关的披露、与对仲裁裁决或其执行提出司法质疑有关的披露,或法律或司法决定要求披露的情况。



(g)你有权选择绑定arbitration within 30 days of the date you first accepted the terms of this section by sending an email of your request toyourfriends@medium.com.为了有效,退出通知必须包括您的全名和地址,并清楚地表明您的意图选择退出约束仲裁。通过选择仲裁仲裁,您同意根据“管理法律和地点”的下一部分来解决纠纷。

(h) 如果本节的任何部分因任何原因被认定为不可执行或非法,(1)不可执行或非法条款应与本条款分离(2) 不可执行或非法条款的终止对本节的剩余部分或双方根据本节强制对任何剩余索赔进行单独仲裁的能力没有任何影响;(3)如果任何索赔必须在集体、合并或代表的基础上进行,则此类索赔必须在有管辖权的民事法院进行诉讼,而不是在仲裁中进行,双方同意,在仲裁结果出来之前,这些索赔的诉讼应当中止。此外,如果发现本节的任何部分禁止寻求公共禁令救济的个人索赔,则该条款在允许从仲裁中寻求此类救济的范围内无效,本节的其余部分将可强制执行。

Governing Law and Venue






If any provision or part of a provision of these Terms is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision or part of the provision is deemed severable from these Terms and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.


Medium’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. These Terms, and the terms and policies listed in the Other Terms and Policies that May Apply to You Section, reflect the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior agreements, statements and understandings of the parties. The section titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. Use of the word “including” will be interpreted to mean “including without limitation.” Except as otherwise provided herein, these Terms are intended solely for the benefit of the parties and are not intended to confer third-party beneficiary rights upon any other person or entity. You agree that communications and transactions between us may be conducted electronically.


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