Everything on Rouvou is based on ratings cast by you and other users. You can rate pages on an 9-point scale, based on how much you like the thing.
After you cast a rating, we take it and clump it together with all the other ratings in order to calculate Approval Ratings and other numbers. But before we can do that, we do two adjustments so that we're sure the numbers accurately represent the current opinions of society as a whole.
This is what makes Rouvou ratings so closely matched to society as a whole. Since our biggest concern is keeping our ratings unbiased, we adjust the ratings to make sure all facets of society are equally represented. We separate voters into groups, based on political leaning, age, gender, and race. Then we make sure each group is just represented as it is among the American population.
Society's opinions change all the time — fast. What was all the rage last year might not be quite as popular right now. Triumphs or scandals can boost or lower a public figures' public image. So, to stay current with trends, ratings on Rouvou depreciate in value over time. A rating starts out with a value* of 1, but every day, that value is multiplied by 0.996. So the vote will have a value of 0.97 after a week. After six months it'll be worth 0.48, after two years only 0.07, and so on. Not to worry, though — you can recast your rating any time, either to show you've changed your mind, or to reiterate your original opinion. Your old rating is erased and a new one with a value of 1 is created.
Here's the simple equation we use to calculate a vote's value:
Now the ratings have been adjusted for accuracy, it's time to calculate each page's scores.
This is the main rating used on Rouvou. As the name suggests, it's simply a page's average rating. It shows society's general opinion of a page. The total values of a page's votes are summed up, and then divided by the total number of votes.
Here's how we calculate it:A page's Approval is represented by a colored thumb. The higher the approval, the bluer the thumb is and the more it points upwards. The lower the approval, the redder the thumb is and the more it points downwards.
• If it's media (movies, books, songs, etc.), and the other page with the same name is also media, then put the
year it was released at the end in parentheses, like this: "The Day the World Stood Still (2014)"
• Otherwise, find the most useful tag from this list, and put it at the end in parentheses, like this: "Ryan Howard (character)" or this: "Ryan Howard (baseball player)"
Rouvou, LLC ("Our", "We") does not claim to own any images used to represent the subject of a page. Any such materials are added by third parties. Any and all parties are required to agree with Our Image Policy (below) before adding images or gifs ("Materials", "Works") to Rouvou.com.
We are compliant with U.S. copyright law, and it is against Our policy for users to submit Materials that infringe copyright, and/or are illegal in the United States (where the Rouvou servers are located).
We screen images to ensure that they are relevant to Rouvou.com, meet reasonable quality standards, and contain no obscene content. We do not screen images to ensure that they are fair use. We reserve the right to reject any image that does not meet our quality standards.
1.) This Work is legal to own in the United States.
2.) This Work is not intended to humiliate, shame, or otherwise harm anybody.
3.) At least one of these statements is true:
• You own the rights to the Work, and you authorize it to be used on Rouvou.com;
• The owner of this Work has given express authorization for it to be used on Rouvou.com; and/or
• This Work is in the public domain or carries a license which allows for its commercial use.
Last updated: April 04, 2015
Rouvou, LLC ("us", "we", or "our") operates the http://www.rouvou.com website (the "Service", "Rouvou").
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information when you use our Service.
Information Collection And Use
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your email address, or other information ("Personal Information").
We collect this information for the purpose of providing the Service, allowing you to log in to the Service, identifying and communicating with you, responding to your requests/inquiries, servicing your purchase orders, and improving our services.
We may email news, notifications, and offers to your email address only if you explicitly opt in to this service. Otherwise, we may send you emails in order to allow you to confirm your account or to change or recover your password.
When creating an account on our Service, you will be asked to provide a username, email address, unique URL, password, and your date of birth. We ask for your date of birth to verify that you are thirteen years of age or older, to ensure that you aren't exposed to any age-inappropriate material, and to calculate voting statistics. We ask that you choose a username so that you can have a identity on the Service. We ask that you choose a password so that you can verify your identity on the Service. We allow you to choose a unique URL so that you can have a page on the Service that fits your unique identity. Comments you post may be associated with your chosen username. Both the comment and the username may be publicly displayed, so that other users can read your thoughts, and so in the future you have a record of your past opinion. We will never share your unique URL or password with anyone. Your date of birth will be attached to your votes in order to calculate statistics, but without your consent we will never share it with anyone in a context that associates it with any of your other information, including anything that could be used to identify you.
The votes you cast with your account or with your IP address will be recorded. They will be used to calculate ratings, scores, and statistics; to ensure that you don't vote more than is allowed; and so in the future you have a record of your past opinions. We will never share any information about individual votes, including who cast them, with anyone, without your consent.
You will also be asked to provide personal information, including but not limited to, your gender and the region or country you grew up in. Providing these pieces of information is completely optional for you. If you choose to provide them, they will never be shared with anyone without your consent. The Service will use them only to calculate voting statistics. We are interested in knowing what kinds of votes are cast by what kinds of people.
We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service ("Log Data"). This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, device type, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.
In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics and Google AdWords that collect, monitor and analyze this type of information in order to increase our Service's functionality. These third party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. The Help feature on most browsers provide information on how to accept cookies, disable cookies or to notify you when receiving a new cookie.
If you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some features of our Service and we recommend that you leave them turned on.
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We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services and/or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform specific tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use your information for any other purpose.
Compliance With Laws
We will disclose your Personal Information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement or to protect the security or integrity of our Service.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, and we strive to implement and maintain reasonable, commercially acceptable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information we store, in order to protect it from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.
However, please be aware that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and we are unable to guarantee the absolute security of the Personal Information we have collected from you.
Your information, including Personal Information, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the information, including Personal Information, to United States and process it there.
Links To Other Sites
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
Only persons age 18 or older have permission to access our Service. Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 ("Children").
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you learn that your Children have provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will take steps to remove that information from our servers.
Last updated: April 04, 2015
Please read these Terms of Service ("Terms", "Terms of Service") carefully before using the http://www.rouvou.com website (the "Service") operated by Rouvou, LLC ("us", "we", or "our").
Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned upon your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who wish to access or use the Service.
By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you do not have permission to access the Service.
Creating An Account
You may create an account on the Service, in order to view your past comments and votes. To register, you must provide a username, email, password, and date of birth. We ask for your date of birth to verify that you are thirteen years of age or older, to ensure that you are not exposed to any age-inappropriate material, and to calculate voting statistics. We ask for your email address in order to verify your identity, and to commmunicate with you. You also have the option to choose a custom URL, so that you may create a unique identity on the Service.
You may also be asked to provide personal information, such as your gender and the region you grew up in. Providing these pieces of information is strictly optional for you. If you choose to provide them, they will never be associated with any of your other information without your consent, including anything that could be used to identify you. The Service will use them strictly to calculate demographics data. We are interested in knowing what kind of votes are cast by what kind of people.
Individuals using multiple accounts will result in skewed data. For this reason, you are only allowed to have one account.
We reserve the right to suspend your access to the service or delete your account or
accounts, if we have reason to suspect any violation of these Terms, including but not
1.) you have created multiple accounts for yourself,
2.) you have used the Service to harrass or abuse somebody, or
3.) you have used the Servive for illegal purposes or to commit a crime.
Links To Other Web Sites
Our Service may contain links to third party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by Rouvou, LLC.
Rouvou, LLC has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. We do not warrant the offerings of any of these entities/individuals or their websites.
You acknowledge and agree that Rouvou, LLC shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such third party web sites or services.
We strongly advise you to read the terms of service and privacy policies of any third party web sites or services that you visit.
We may terminate or suspend your access to the Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, under our sole discretion, for any reason whatsoever and without limitation, including but not limited to a breach of the Terms.
All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Rouvou, LLC and its licensee and licensors, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees), resulting from or arising out of a) your use and access of the Service, or b) a breach of these Terms.
Limitation Of Liability
In no event shall Rouvou, LLC, nor its directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, including without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from (i) your access to or use of or inability to access or use the Service; (ii) any conduct or content of any third party on the Service; (iii) any content obtained from the Service; and (iv) unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.
Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. The Service is provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or course of performance.
Rouvou, LLC, its subsidiaries, affiliates, and its licensors do not warrant that a) the Service will function uninterrupted, secure or available at any particular time or location; b) any errors or defects will be corrected; c) the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components; or d) the results of using the Service will meet your requirements.
We do not claim to own any images used to represent the subject of a page. Any such materials are added by third parties. Any and all parties are required to agree with Our Image Policy before adding materials to the Service.
We not necessarily condone or agree with any beliefs, opinions, or other statements or viewpoints expressed by third parties on the Service.
Only persons age 18 or older have permission to access our Service. Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 ("Children"). The Service may contain material that is inappropriate for Children.
The Service is not intended for international use. We shall not be held liable for circumstances that arise as a result of international use.
We reserve the right to delete any comment on the Service for any reason,
including but not limited to:
1.) the comment is spam or is promoting a scam,
2.) the comment contains sexually explicit language,
3.) the comment contains hate speech or graphic content,
4.) the comment is personally harassing or bullying another user of the Service, or
5.) the comment contains copyrighted material.
If you believe a comment deserves to be deleted, flag it, and select whichever of the above five options is closest to the reason you want it deleted. An administrator will then view it to determine whether or not it merits deletion.
We shall not be held liable for circumstances that arise as a result of you revealing information on the Service's domain. Never reveal personal or sensitive information in the comment section or anywhere else on the Service.
The title of any page on this site is not necessarily the legal or official title or name of the person, thing or organization represented by the page. We choose page titles based on the most recognizable term for that given thing. For example, if there was an actor named John Doe, who changed his name to Jake Doe, but most people still called him John Doe, we would give his page the title "John Doe". Similarly, we choose tags for the people, things and organizations represented on the Service based on that they are most widely known for. For examples, if a famous sports player plays a small role on a TV show, that does not necessarily mean he or she would qualify for the "Actor" tag.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the limitations above may not apply to you.
These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Minnesota, United States, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have had between us regarding the Service.
By continuing to access or use our Service after any revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, you are no longer authorized to use the Service.
If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.