A paragraph of your customer relations statement indicates that I the creator of a site do NOT own it, that Yola does. Is this correct?

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A paragraph of your customer relations statement indicates that I the creator of a site do NOT own it, that Yola does. Is this correct? If it is, then I as the president of a business cannot safely use Yola to create a web site for my co. for Yola will own that web site and not my co.. Is this statement correct?
Thank you,
Walter Shwayder IDSA,
President
Toner Supply of ISO9001 Certified Print Supplies
toner9001@gmail.com
734 944 9258/
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Hi Walter,

Thank you for your post and for reviewing the Yola terms of service before building your sites. The purpose of our terms of service is to protect Yola from abuse by internet criminals and people with malicious intent. As such they are very broad in order to give us discretion to act appropriately when we need to do so.

If you intend to conduct business in a legal and ethical manner, then the Yola terms of service will most likely never be an issue to you. If you are prepared to exercise sound judgment, and operate within any laws that apply to you and your activities, then I cannot foresee any reason why you could not use our service to build your websites.

Perhaps the following statement from our Terms will clarify:

Intellectual Property Rights

You acknowledge that Yola owns all right, title, and interest in and to the Site, the Yola Toolset and/or any content on the Site not posted by a Yola User and/or an acknowledged third party, including all intellectual property rights (the "Yola IP"). Yola IP is protected by United States of America, South African and international intellectual property laws. Accordingly, you agree that you will not copy, reproduce, alter, modify, or create derivative works from the Yola Web Site or Yola IP. You also agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automated device or manual process to monitor or copy any content from the Yola Web Site or Yola IP.

Basically this means that we own the intellectual property rights for our own website (yola.com) and our software, and you own the intellectual property rights for any content that you post.

If you have any questions about whether a particular type of content or activity you are planning violates our terms of service, or any applicable law, please review our content policy and seek legal advice if you require further clarification.