1. Acceptance of Terms
SocialCompany, Inc., a Wisconsin corporation (referred to as "Company", "us" or "we"), provides access to the SocialCompany.Com website (the "Site"), as well as the social media, communications tools, and other features and applications offered on the Site (collectively referred to as "Offerings"), subject to your compliance with the following Terms and Conditions of Use ("Terms"), as well as any other written agreement(s) between us and you.
We reserve the right to change these Terms from time to time with or without notice to you. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to periodically review this Site and these Terms. Your continued use of this Site and Offerings after such modifications will constitute your acknowledgement and acceptance of the modified Terms.
As used in these Terms, references to our "Affiliates" include our owners, licensees, assigns, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, officers, directors, suppliers, partners, sponsors, advertisers, and includes (without limitation) all parties involved in creating, producing, and/or delivering this Site and/or contents and Offerings available on this Site.
BY USING THIS SITE AND OFFERINGS ON THIS SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THE THESE TERMS, PLEASE EXIT THE SITE. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THIS SITE, PRODUCTS, OR OFFERINGS AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE, OR THESE TERMS IS TO CEASE USING THE SITE AND/OR THOSE PARTICULAR PRODUCTS, OR OFFERINGS. THESE TERMS ARE EFFECTIVE ONCE YOU CLICK THE "I AGREE" BUTTON BELOW.
Offerings. The Company provides a number of Offerings for users on its Site, including social media and communications tools, and other features and applications offered on the Site from time to time.
No Guarantee. Although the Company works hard to provide quality Offerings, you understand and acknowledge that we cannot promise or guarantee specific results from using the Site or the Offerings available on this Site.
Modifications. The Company reserves the right to modify, expand or discontinue Offerings or otherwise modify the Site from time to time in its sole discretion.
Temporary Interruptions. You understand and agree that temporary interruptions of the Site may occur as normal events that are out of our control. You also understand and agree that we have no control over the third-party networks or service(s) that we may use to provide you with Offerings. You agree that the Site and the Offerings available on this Site are provided "AS IS" and that we assume no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user communications, data or personalization settings.
Fees. From time to time, access to the Site or one or more of our Offerings may require payment of a fee. This can occur upon expiration of a free trial for the Site, or upon the introduction of premium Offerings. If you choose to purchase a membership to the Site or one or more of the Offerings provided on our Site that require payment of a fee, you agree to pay all fees associated with such membership and/or Offerings. The Company reserves the right to change its fees from time to time, in its sole discretion.
The Site does not process credit cards, or take other payment processing information. Payment processing is handled through third-party payment processing services. In the event you sign up for a membership or Offering that is ongoing and incurs reoccurring charges (such as a subscription), such charges will be billed in advance of service subject to the terms outlined by the payment processor.
Overdue Amounts. If, for any reason, your credit card company declines or otherwise refuses to pay the amount owed for the membership and/or Offerings you have purchased, you agree that we may, at our option, suspend or terminate access to the Site, performance of Offerings or delivery of products and may require you to pay any overdue amounts incurred (including any third-party chargeback fees or penalties) by other means acceptable to us. In the event legal action is necessary to collect on balances due, you agree to reimburse us for all expenses incurred to recover sums due, including attorney fees and other legal expenses.
4. Site Conduct, Posting Policies & Third Party Websites
User-Created Content Guidelines. Your use of the Site and the Offerings is subject to all applicable laws and regulations, and you are solely responsible for any comments or posts you leave on the Site or in connection with the Offerings. By posting information on the Site or in connection with any of the Offerings, or by otherwise using any communications service, message board, newsgroup, social media or other interactive service available on the Site or in connection with the Offerings, you agree that you will not post comments, messages, links, code or other information that:
- is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, deceptive, fraudulent, tortious, invasive of another's privacy, or includes graphic descriptions of sexual or violent content;
- victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
- infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any party;
- consists of unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk email (also known as "spam"), chain letters, any other form of unauthorized solicitation, or any form of lottery or gambling;
- contains any form of malicious code, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit the functionality of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or otherwise causes damage, or allows you to obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any third party;
- breaches the security of, compromises or otherwise allows access to secured, protected or inaccessible areas of this Site, or attempts to gain access to other network or server via your account on this Site or in connection with any Offerings;
- impersonates any person or entity, including any of our employees or representatives.
No Endorsement. Company neither endorses nor assumes any liability for any material uploaded or submitted by users on any part of the Site. Although we do not pre-screen, police or monitor comments posted on the Site, we and our agents reserve the right to remove any and all postings that we feel do not comply with these Terms and any other rules of user conduct for our Site, or are otherwise harmful, objectionable, or inaccurate. We are not responsible for any failure or delay in removing such postings.
Third-Party Sites and Information. This Site may redirect or link to other websites on the Internet, or may otherwise include references to information, products or services made available by unaffiliated third parties. While we make every effort to work with trusted, reputable providers, from time to time such sites may contain information, material or policies that some may find inappropriate or personally objectionable. You understand that we are not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, decency or legality of content hosted by third party websites, nor are we responsible for errors or omissions in any references made on those websites. The inclusion of such a link or reference is provided merely as a convenience and does not imply endorsement of, or association with the Site or party by us, or any warranty of any kind, either express or implied.
Promotions. From time to time, this Site may include advertisements offered by third parties. You may enter into correspondence with or participate in promotions of the advertisers showing their products on this site. Any such correspondence or promotions, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and services by those third parties, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated therewith, are solely between you and the advertiser. We assume no liability, obligation or responsibility for any part of any such correspondence or promotion.
5. Company Intellectual Property
Content. For purposes of these Terms, "content" is defined as any information, communications, software, published works, photos, video, graphics, music, sounds, or other material that can be viewed by users on our Site and is owned by the Company or its Affiliates.
Ownership of Content. By accepting these Terms, you agree that all content presented to you on this Site (including, without limitation, all Offerings) is protected by any and all intellectual property and/or other proprietary rights available within the United States, and is the sole property of Company or its Affiliates.
Limitations on Use of Content. You may not copy, reproduce, modify, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute any content from this Site or any Offerings in any form or by any means whatsoever without prior written permission from us. Any unauthorized use of Site or Offerings content violates our intellectual property interests and could result in criminal or civil penalties
No warranty for Third-Party Infringement. Neither we or our Affiliates warrant or represent that your use of materials displayed on, or obtained through, this Site or any Offerings will not infringe the rights of third parties.
6. Content You Create
We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and we ask you to do the same. In instances where we are notified of alleged infringing Company or User Content through our Designated Agent, a decision may be made to remove access or disable access to such materials, in compliance with the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. ยง 512(c) ("DMCA"). We may also make a good faith attempt to contact the person who submitted the affected material so that they may make a counter-notification.
If you believe that you or someone else's copyright has been infringed by the Company or User Content provided on this Site, you (or the owner or rights holder, collectively, "Rights Holder") should send notification to our Designated Agent immediately. Prior to sending us notice, the Rights Holder may wish to consult a lawyer to determine their rights and legal obligations under the DMCA and any other applicable laws. Nothing here or anywhere on this Site is intended as a substitute for qualified legal advice. To file a Notice of Infringing Material, we ask that the Rights Holder provide the following information:
- Reasonably sufficient details about the nature of the copyrighted work in question, or, in the case of multiple alleged infringements, a representative list of such works. This should include, title(s), author(s), any U.S. Copyright Registration number(s), URL(s) etc.;
- Reasonably sufficient details to enable us to identify and locate the material that is allegedly infringing the Rights Holders' work(s) (for example, file name or URL of the page(s) that contain(s) the material);
- The Rights Holder's contact information so that we can contact them (including for example, the Rights Holder's address, telephone number, and email address);
- A statement that the Rights Holder has a good faith belief that the use of the material identified above in 2 is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- A statement, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that the Rights Holder is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner; and
- The Rights Holder's electronic signature.
Notice may be sent to:
Attorney Michael E. Banks, DMCA Agent for SocialCompany, Inc. c/o Haus, Roman and Banks, LLP 148 E. Wilson St., Ste. 200 Madison, WI 53703
(608) 257-1383 ATTN: Michael E. Banks, DMCA Agent for SocialCompany, Inc.,
Counter-Notification. If material that you have posted to our Site has been taken down, you may file a counter-notification that contains the following details:
- Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
- A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material in question;
- Your name, address and telephone number;
- A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of federal district court in the judicial district in which your address is located, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification in compliance with section 512 (c)(1)(C) of the DMCA, or an agent of such person;
- Your physical or electronic signature.
Attorney Michael E. Banks, DMCA Agent for SocialCompany, Inc. c/o Haus, Roman and Banks, LLP 148 E. Wilson St., Ste. 200 Madison, WI 53703
(608) 257-1383 ATTN: Michael E. Banks, DMCA Agent for SocialCompany, Inc.,
We will send any complete counter-notifications we receive to the Rights Holder. The Rights Holder may elect to file a lawsuit against you for copyright infringement. If we do not receive notice that a lawsuit has been filed within ten (10) business days after we provide notice of your counter-notification, we will restore the removed materials. Until that time, your materials will remain removed.
7. Email Services & Data Stored on Our Servers
Spam Prevention. We use automated tools or techniques to protect our users from mass unsolicited mailings (also known as "spam") and/or other types of malicious or harmful content. However, such tools or techniques are not perfect, and we therefore are not responsible in cases where legitimate communications are accidentally blocked, or unsolicited communications get through to your Company supplied email account.
Storage Provided by Us. If you opt to store personal data of any kind on our servers, you understand and agree to abide by our general practices and limits concerning use of the Offerings available on our Site. You agree that we have no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any content maintained or transmitted on or through this Site. You acknowledge that we reserve the right to remove or terminate accounts which have not paid a subscription fee (if applicable), that remain inactive for longer than ninety (90) days, or in cases where you have violated one or more of these Terms.
8. Privacy & Security
Login Required. In order to access some of the Offerings on this site, or to post User Content, you may be asked to set up an account and password. Our account registration page requests certain personal information from you ("Registration Info"). You will have the ability to maintain and periodically update your Registration Info as you see fit. By registering, you agree that all information provided by you as Registration Info is true and accurate and that you will maintain and update this information as required in order to keep it current, complete and accurate.
Passwords & Security. If you register for an account on the Site, you agree that you are responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of your password, and that you are fully responsible for all activities or charges that are incurred under your account. Therefore, you must take reasonable steps to ensure that others do not gain access to your password and account. Our employees will never ask you for your password.
9. Warranties and Disclaimers
ALL CONTENT AND OFFERINGS ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR THE WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (A) THE CONTENT OR OFFERINGS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (B) THE CONTENT, OFFERINGS OR SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (C) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE CONTENT OR OFFERINGS OFFERED WILL BE EFFECTIVE, ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, OR (D) THE QUALITY OF ANY CONTENT OR OFFERINGS PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE SITE FROM US OR OUR AFFILIATES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS OR BE FREE FROM MISTAKES, ERRORS OR DEFECTS.
THIS SITE COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL OR OTHER MISTAKES, INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THE CONTENT AND OFFERINGS AT THIS SITE, INCLUDING THE PRICES AND DESCRIPTIONS OF ANY PRODUCTS OR OFFERINGS LISTED HEREIN, AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. THE CONTENT OR PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT THIS SITE MAY BE OUT OF DATE, AND WE MAKE NO COMMITMENT TO UPDATE SUCH CONTENT OR PRODUCTS.
THE USE OF THE OFFERINGS OR THE DOWNLOADING OR OTHER ACQUISITION OF ANY PRODUCTS OR CONTENT THROUGH THIS SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND WITH YOUR AGREEMENT THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH ACTIVITIES.
THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE SITE, YOU MAY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE IN COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS AND VENDORS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ALL TRANSACTIONS RELATING TO ANY PRODUCTS OR OFFERINGS PROVIDED BY ANY THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE PURCHASE TERMS, PAYMENT TERMS, WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES RELATING TO SUCH TRANSACTIONS, ARE AGREED TO SOLELY BETWEEN THE SELLER OF SUCH MERCHANDISE AND YOU.
WE MAKE NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY TRANSACTIONS EXECUTED THROUGH A THIRD PARTY, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE, AND YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT SUCH TRANSACTIONS ARE CONDUCTED ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. ANY WARRANTY THAT IS PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH ANY OFFERINGS OR CONTENT AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE FROM A THIRD PARTY IS PROVIDED SOLELY BY SUCH THIRD PARTY, AND NOT BY US OR ANY OTHER OF OUR AFFILIATES.
SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. PLEASE CONSULT THE LAWS IN YOUR JURISDICTION.
10. Limitation of Liability & Indemnification
Your exclusive remedy and our entire liability, if any, for any claims arising out of these Terms and your use of this Site shall be limited to the amount you paid us for Offerings purchased on the Site during the six (6) month period before the act giving rise to the liability.
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE OR OUR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFIT LOSS, WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS SITE OR OF ANY WEBSITE REFERENCED OR LINKED TO FROM THIS SITE.
FURTHER, WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR THIRD PARTY PROMISES REGARDING OUR OFFERINGS OR CONTENT OR FOR ASSISTANCE IN CONDUCTING COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS WITH THE THIRD PARTY THROUGH THIS SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE PROCESSING OF ORDERS.
SOME JURISDICTIONS PROHIBIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. PLEASE CONSULT THE LAWS IN YOUR JURISDICTION.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us and our Affiliates harmless from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including attorneys' fees that may arise from your use or misuse of this Site including, without limitation, any User Content or other materials you post or upload to the Site. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.
12. Termination of Use
Grounds for Termination. You agree that we may, at our sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Site with or without notice and for any reason, including, without limitation, breach of these Terms. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity may be grounds for barring your access to this Site, and reporting you to the proper authorities, if necessary.
No Right to Offerings Upon Termination. Upon termination and regardless of the reason(s) motivating such termination, your right to use the Offerings available on this Site will immediately cease. We shall not be liable to you or any third party for any claims for damages arising out of any termination or suspension or any other actions taken by us in connection therewith. Sections 1 and 3-11 of these Terms, as well as your liability for any unpaid fees, shall survive any termination.
13. Miscellaneous Provisions
International Use. Although this Site may be accessible worldwide, we make no representation that materials on this Site are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and at their own risk. If you choose to access this Site from outside the United States, you are responsible for compliance with local laws in your jurisdiction, including but not limited to, the taxation of products purchased over the Internet. Any offer for any product, Service, and/or information made in connection with this Site is void where prohibited.
Age Restriction. Use of the Site and Offerings is strictly limited to persons sixteen (16) years of age or older. If, at any time, we believe that you are under sixteen (16) years of age, we may immediately terminate your access to the Site without any liability to you.
Governing Law. This Site (excluding any Third Party websites) is controlled by us from our offices in Madison, Wisconsin. These Terms shall be interpreted and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Wisconsin, U.S.A., without application of its conflicts of law principles. For the purpose of any dispute arising under, or related in any way to, the subject matter of these Terms, the Site, or the Offerings, you agree that such dispute shall be heard exclusively by the State and Federal courts situated in Madison, Wisconsin, and hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of said courts and waive any objection to the jurisdiction and venue of such courts. You and the Company specifically disclaim application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.
Notices. All notices to a party shall be in writing and shall be made either via email, overnight mail or conventional mail. Notices to us must be sent to the attention of Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org, if by email, or to our address at SocialCompany, Inc., 10 East Doty Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703, if by conventional or overnight mail. You agree to allow us to submit notices to you either through the email address provided, or to the address we have on record. Any notices or communication under these Terms will be deemed delivered to the party receiving such communication (1) two (2) business days after deposit with a commercial overnight carrier, with written verification of receipt; (2) five (5) business days after the mailing date, if sent by U.S. mail, return receipt requested; or (3) on the delivery date if transmitted by email.
No Resale Right. You agree not to sell, resell, reproduce, duplicate, distribute, copy or use for any commercial or non-commercial purposes any portion of this Site, or use of or access to this Site or Offerings provided through this Site, beyond the limited rights granted to you under Section 5 of these Terms.
Force Majeure. In addition to any excuse provided by applicable law, we shall be excused from liability for non-delivery or delay in delivery of products and Offerings available through our Site arising from any event beyond our reasonable control, whether or not foreseeable by either party, including but not limited to: labor disturbance, war, fire, accident, adverse weather, inability to secure transportation, governmental act or regulation, and other causes or events beyond our reasonable control, whether or not similar to those which are enumerated above.
Savings Clause. If any part of these Terms is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.
No Waiver. Any failure by us to enforce or exercise any provision of these Terms or related rights shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision.
Entire Agreement. These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement and understanding between the parties concerning the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings of the parties with respect thereto. Notwithstanding the previous sentence, in the event you contract with the Company to design any custom software to be hosted on the Site ("Hosted Software"), the terms applicable to such Hosted Software shall be controlled by a separate agreement between you and the Company.