Terms of Service-Intellectual Property Question

Hey guys,

I’m working on a startup that wants to use Glide to develop a demo version of the app we’re seeking funding to build. Would anything in the Glide terms of service mean that we’d be giving up intellectual property rights to the app idea?

Thanks everyone!


Glide team needs to give the official answer because no one can speak for them.

The short answer is NO. Glide is a utility that you either use with a free license and its limitations, or a PRO app which you pay for. There is no consideration due to Glide other than a payment for use of their platform - meaning that no rights to your IP etc. can be claimed under a simple scenario where you use their platform to build your apps. Hope this helps absolve concerns in the interim, but again, an official answer can only come from Glide.

From our terms: https://www.glideapps.com/legal

Glide does NOT claim ANY ownership rights in the text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, or musical works (collectively, “Your Content”) that you upload on or through the Services.

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@david This is also in your terms:

4. Your Content and Licenses

Glide performs technical functions necessary to offer the Services, including but not limited to reformatting Your Content to allow its use through the Services and using Your Content to make improvements to the Services and you hereby grant Glide a non-exclusive, perpetual, transferable, sublicensable, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, prepare derivative works of or otherwise fully exploit Your Content to provide these services and in accordance with this Agreement.

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This gives Glide a limited license to use and manipulate your data etc specifically to “PROVIDE THESE SERVICES…”, meaning to enable you to build your app, they need to rearrange and/or translate your data. They still would not have any rights to your IP or data outside of this exception which is necessary to enable them to deliver and improve the services and utility of the Glide platform to and for you. Glide can answer but your own lawyers should review these terms if it is critical for you and your investors to ensure the Glide terms are airtight in terms of your data and IP protection. I am answering as someone who has had the Glide T&Cs reviewed by our lawyers for the same purpose, but of course no one can give you legal advice except your own lawyers.

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