These Terms of Service ("Terms") govern your access to and use of the websites ("Sites") provided by SamacSys, Ltd. ("SamacSys,""we,"or "us") and the services made available through the Sites (“Services” and together with the Sites, the “SamacSys Offerings”). PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SAMACSYS OFFERINGS, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE of legal age to form a binding contract with SAMACSYS AND YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT. If you are entering into these Terms on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind such entity to these Terms, in which case “you” or “your” shall refer to such entity. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT OR YOU ARE UNDER the legal age to form a binding contract with SAMACSYS OR YOU DO NOT HAVE AUTHORITY TO BIND SUCH ENTITY, YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ACCESS OR USE THE SAMACSYS OFFERINGS.
THIS AGREEMENT REQUIRES THE USE OF ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS TO RESOLVE DISPUTES, RATHER THAN JURY TRIALS OR CLASS ACTIONS, AND ALSO LIMITS THE REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO YOU IN THE EVENT OF A DISPUTE.
3. DEFINITIONS. Capitalized terms shall have the meanings set forth in this section or in the section where they are first used.
3.1 “Content” means any and all information, data, results, ideas, plans, sketches, texts, files, links, images, photos, video, sound, inventions (whether or not patentable), notes, works of authorship, articles, feedback, or other materials.
3.2 “Intellectual Property Rights”; means any and all now known or hereafter existing (a) rights associated with works of authorship, including copyrights, mask work rights, and moral rights; (b) trademark or service mark rights; (c) trade secret rights; (d) patents, patent rights, and industrial property rights; (e) layout design rights, design rights, and other proprietary rights of every kind and nature other than trademarks, service marks, trade dress, and similar rights; and (f) all registrations, applications, renewals, extensions, or reissues of the foregoing, in each case in any jurisdiction throughout the world.
3.3 “Service Content”; means any Content provided by SamacSys and any Third Party Content made available through the Services.
3.4 “Third Party Content”; means any Content, other than User Content, provided, imported or uploaded to the Services by an entity other than SamacSys.
3.5 “User Content”; means any Content provided, imported or uploaded to the Services by you, on your behalf, or at your direction via the SamacSys Offerings.
4. LICENSE GRANT AND RESTRICTIONS.
4.1 License Grant. Subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms, SamacSys grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the Services during the Term.
4.2 Limitations. You agree that you will not: (a) permit any entity to access and/or use the SamacSys Offerings; (b) rent, lease, loan, or sell access to the SamacSys Offerings to any third party; (c) interfere with, disrupt, alter, translate, or modify the SamacSys Offerings or any part thereof, or create an undue burden on the SamacSys Offerings or the networks or services connected to the SamacSys Offerings (including, without limitation, any third party websites that are linked to via the SamacSys Offerings); (d) reverse engineer or access the SamacSys Offerings in order to (i) build a competitive product or service, (ii) build a product using similar ideas, features, functions or graphics of the SamacSys Offerings, or (iii) copy any ideas, features, functions or graphics of the SamacSys Offerings; (e) introduce software or automated agents or scripts to the SamacSys Offerings so as to produce multiple accounts, generate automated searches, requests and queries, or to strip or mine data from the SamacSys Offerings; (f) perform or publish any performance or benchmark tests or analyses relating to the SamacSys Offerings or the use thereof; or (g) cover or obscure any page or part of the SamacSys Offerings via HTML/CSS, scripting, or any other means. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, no express or implied license or right of any kind is granted to you regarding the SamacSys Offerings or any part thereof.
4.3 License to Service Content. Subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms, SamacSys hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to view, download and print Service Content, subject to the following conditions: (a) you may access and use the Service Content solely for informational and internal purposes, in accordance with these Terms; (b) you may not modify or alter the Service Content; (c) you may not distribute or sell, rent, lease, license or otherwise make the Service Content available to others; (d) you may not remove any copyright or other proprietary notices contained in the Service Content; and (d) you may not copy or distribute any photos, graphics, audio or video in the Service Content apart from their accompanying text. SamacSys reserves the right to revoke the authorization to view, download and print the Service Content at any time, and any such use shall be discontinued immediately upon notice from SamacSys.
4.4 Usernames and Passwords. You may be required register for an account ("Account") to use the SamacSys Offerings. When you create an Account, you will be asked to select a unique username, or provide a valid e-mail address (in which case we will assign you a unique username), and create a password. We may require you to submit certain additional information to complete your registration. You represent and warrant that: (a) all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate, (b) that you will maintain the accuracy of such information, and (c) your use of the SamacSys Offerings does not violate any applicable laws. SamacSys reserves the right to change or update your username and password in SamacSys’s sole discretion from time to time. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password, and are solely responsible for all activities that occur under your username. You agree (a) not to allow a third party to use your Account, username or password at any time; and (b) to notify SamacSys promptly of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of your Account, username or password, or any other breach or suspected breach of these Terms. SamacSys reserves the right to terminate any username and password, which SamacSys reasonably determines may have been used by an unauthorized third party.
4.5 Third Party Accounts. You may also link your Account with certain third party sites, including, but not limited to, Facebook or Twitter, (“Third Party Account”) by either (i) providing your Third Party Account login information to us; or (ii) allowing us to access your Third Party Account, as is permitted under the applicable terms and conditions that govern your use of each Third Party Account. You represent that you are entitled to disclose your Third Party Account login information to us and/or grant us access to your Third Party Account without breach by you of any of the terms and conditions that govern your use of the applicable Third Party Account and without obligating us to pay any fees or making us subject to any usage limitations imposed by such third party service providers. You have the ability to disable the connection between your Account and your Third Party Accounts at any time through your Account settings. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR THIRD PARTY ACCOUNTS IS GOVERNED SOLELY BY YOUR AGREEMENT(S) WITH SUCH THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS.
4.6 Modification of SamacSys Offerings. SamacSys reserves the right, at any time, to modify, suspend, or discontinue the SamacSys Offerings or any part thereof with or without notice. You agree that SamacSys will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the SamacSys Offerings or any part thereof.
4.7 IP Ownership. As between you and us, the Sites, the Services, the Service Content, and any of SamacSys’s proprietary technology, and all Intellectual Property Rights in each of the foregoing, including software, hardware, products, processes, algorithms, user interfaces, know-how, technologies, designs and other tangible or intangible technical material or information made available to you by SamacSys in providing the SamacSys Offerings (the “SamacSys Technology”) is the exclusive property of SamacSys or its suppliers. Except as expressly set forth herein, no express or implied license or right of any kind is granted to you regarding the Sites, the Services, the Service Content or the SamacSys Technology, or any part thereof, including any right to obtain possession of any source code, data or other technical material relating to the SamacSys Technology. All rights not expressly granted to you are reserved to SamacSys.
4.8 Feedback. In consideration for use of the SamacSys Offerings, you hereby irrevocably (and without lapse for any reason) and unconditionally assign to SamacSys all suggestions, ideas, enhancement requests, feedback, recommendations or other information provided by you related to the SamacSys Offerings, the Service Content or the SamacSys Technology including all worldwide Intellectual Property Rights thereto. If, as a matter of law, the foregoing rights cannot be assigned to SamacSys, you irrevocably and unconditionally waive the enforcement of such rights and all claims and causes of action of any kind against SamacSys with respect to such rights.
5. USER CONTENT AND CONDUCT.
5.2 Acceptable Content. As between you and us, you are in the best position to know if it is legally allowed for your User Content to be imported, provided, uploaded, or otherwise used in connection with the Services. Accordingly, you agree that your User Content will not violate the rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, Intellectual Property Rights, privacy rights, and rights of publicity. Please carefully consider whether or not to import, provide, upload, or otherwise use any User Content in connection with the Services, including whether or not to share or make such User Content publicly viewable. You represent and warrant that any User Content shall not (a) be deceptive, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (b) contain any viruses, worms or other malicious computer programming codes able to damage the SamacSys Offerings or any data of the Services; or (c) violate any law, regulation, or contractual obligation.
5.3 Acceptable Conduct. You agree not to use, or encourage or permit others to use, the SamacSys Offerings to (i) stalk and/or harass another; (ii) harm minors in any way; (iii) impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (iv) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers to disguise the origin of any Content posted on or transmitted through the SamacSys Offerings; (v) use the SamacSys Offerings or Content such that it will mislead a third party into believing that he or she is interacting directly with SamacSys or the Services; (vi) engage in any chain letters contests, junk email, pyramid schemes, spamming, surveys or other duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise); (vii) use any SamacSys domain name as a pseudonymous return email address; (viii) access or use the SamacSys Offerings in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair any SamacSys server or the networks connected to any SamacSys server; or (ix) market any goods or services for any business purposes (including advertising and making offers to buy or sell goods or services), unless specifically allowed to do so by SamacSys.
5.4 Content Loss. You are solely responsible to keep and maintain your own copy of all User Content that is provided to the Services and SamacSys. SamacSys is not obligated to back up any User Content that is posted on the Services. SamacSys therefore recommends that you create backup copies of any User Content posted on the Services at your sole cost and expense. You agree that SamacSys may (but has no obligation to), in SamacSys’s sole discretion, remove or modify any User Content which it deems to violate your representations and warranties in Section 5.2. You agree and acknowledge that SamacSys has no obligation to retain the User Content, and may delete such User Content, at any time.
6. THIRD PARTIES.
6.1 Links to Third Party Services. The SamacSys Offerings may contain links to advertisements, web sites and services operated by third parties ("Third Party Service"). Such third party advertisements, web sites and services are not under the control of SamacSys. SamacSys is not responsible for the content of any third party web site or any link contained in a Third Party Service. SamacSys provides these links only as a convenience and does not review, approve, monitor, endorse, warrant, or make any representations with respect to Third Party Services. When you leave our Sites, our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any Third-Party Service, and should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction with any third party.
6.2 Other Users. The SamacSys Offerings may contain Content provided by other users ("Other User Content"). SamacSys is not responsible for and does not control Other User Content. SamacSys has no obligation to review or monitor, and does not approve, endorse, or make any representations or warranties with respect to Other User Content. You acknowledge that by using the Services you may be exposed to Content that you may find offensive, indecent or objectionable and that, in this respect, you use the Services at your own risk. You use all Other User Content and interact with other users at your own risk. Your interactions with other users are solely between you and the other users, provided that, we reserve the right, but we are under no obligation, to monitor any disputes between you and other users. You agree that SamacSys will not be responsible for any liability incurred as the result of any such interactions.
6.3 Release. You hereby irrevocably and unconditionally release and forever discharge SamacSys (and its suppliers) from any and all claims, demands, and rights of action, whether now known or unknown, which relates to any interactions with, or act or omission of, any Third Party Service or other users of the Services.
7. SAMACSYS USE OF INFORMATION. SamacSys collects information and data on how the SamacSys Offerings are used by users (such as, but not limited to, content stored by users or how users store User Content) and reserves the right to disclose to and share such information and data with third parties in an anonymous and aggregated form at its discretion. SamacSys may also share data with other Companies for commercial follow-up purposes.
8. COPYRIGHT POLICY. SamacSys reserves the right to terminate its agreement with any customer or user who repeatedly infringes third party copyright rights upon prompt notification to SamacSys by the copyright owner or the copyright owner’s legal agent. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that a copyrighted work has been copied and posted via the SamacSys Offerings in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you shall provide SamacSys with the following information: (a) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyrighted work; (b) an identification and location in connection with the SamacSys Offerings of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (c) a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the owner, its agent, or the law; (d) your name and contact information, such as telephone number or email address; and (e) a statement by you that the above information in your notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. Contact information for SamacSys’s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement is as follows:
Attn: Copyright Agent
20-21 Market Place
9.1 Disclaimer. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SAMACSYS OFFERINGS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” AND SAMACSYS MAKES NO (AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL) WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, OR CONDITIONS, WHETHER WRITTEN, ORAL, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THE USE, MISUSE, OR INABILITY TO USE THE SAMACSYS OFFERINGS (IN WHOLE OR IN PART) OR ANY OTHER PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED TO YOU BY SAMACSYS. SAMACSYS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ALL ERRORS CAN BE CORRECTED, OR THAT OPERATION OF THE SAMACSYS OFFERINGS SHALL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.
9.2 Internet Delays. THE SAMACSYS OFFERINGS MAY BE SUBJECT TO LIMITATIONS, DELAYS, AND OTHER PROBLEMS INHERENT IN THE USE OF THE INTERNET AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS. SAMACSYS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DELAYS, DELIVERY FAILURES OR OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM SUCH PROBLEMS.
10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
10.1 Types of Damages. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL SAMACSYS, OR ITS SUPPLIERS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY LOST PROFITS, INCLUDING ANY SUCH DAMAGES OR COSTS DUE TO LOSS OF DATA, USE OR GOODWILL, PERSONAL OR PROPERTY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH SAMACSYS’S PERFORMANCE HEREUNDER OR THE USE, MISUSE, OR INABILITY TO USE THE SAMACSYS OFFERINGS OR OTHER PRODUCTS OR SERVICES HEREUNDER, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION OR THE THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF SAMACSYS HAS BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE LIKELIHOOD OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL SAMACSYS BE LIABLE FOR PROCUREMENT COSTS OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.
10.2 Amount of Damages. THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF SAMACSYS ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED TO THE SAMACSYS OFFERINGS OR THESE TERMS SHALL NOT EXCEED FIFTY POUNDS (£50). THE EXISTENCE OF ONE OR MORE CLAIMS UNDER THESE TERMS WILL NOT INCREASE SAMACSYS’S LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT SHALL SAMACSYS’S SUPPLIERS HAVE ANY LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED TO THESE TERMS.
10.3 Basis of the Bargain. The parties agree that the limitations of liability set forth in this section shall survive and continue in full force and effect despite any failure of consideration or of an exclusive remedy. The parties acknowledge that the SAMACSYS would not be willing to provide the SAMACSYS Offerings without these limitations of liability and that all such limitations form an essential basis of the bargain between the parties.
10.4 Additional Rights. Certain states and/or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of liability for incidental, consequential or certain other types of damages, so the exclusions set forth above may not apply to you.
11. INDEMNIFICATION. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless SamacSys (and its suppliers) from and against any claims, suits, losses, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) brought by third parties resulting from or relating to: (i) your use of the SamacSys Offerings, (ii) your User Content, or (iii) your violation of these Terms. SamacSys reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify SamacSys and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims. You agree not to settle any matter without the prior written consent of SamacSys. SamacSys will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action or proceeding upon becoming aware of it.
12. TERM; TERMINIATION. These Terms will continue to apply until terminated by either you or SamacSys as set forth below (the "Term"). We may terminate these Terms at any time for any reason or no reason by sending you an e-mail to the address of record in your account. In addition, these Terms will automatically terminate upon any breach of these Terms by you. You may terminate these Terms with respect to a particular SamacSys Offering at any time by (a) notifying SamacSys at any time; and (b) closing your account for such SamacSys Offering. Upon any termination of these Terms with respect to a particular SamacSys Offering, you shall promptly discontinue use of such SamacSys Offering and your account and right to access and use such SamacSys Offering will terminate immediately, including access to your User Content. However, the sections titled IP Ownership, User Content, Release, Disclaimer, Limitation of Liability, Indemnification, Term; Termination and Miscellaneous of these Terms will survive any termination of the Terms. You agree that we will have no liability to you for any costs, expenses, losses, damages, or liabilities relating to such termination.
13.1 Dispute Resolution.
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY. IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS.
Except for either party’s claims of infringement or misappropriation of the other party’s patent, copyright, trademark, or trade secret, any and all disputes between you and SamacSys arising under or related in any way to these Terms, must be resolved through binding arbitration as described in this section. This agreement to arbitrate is intended to be interpreted broadly. It includes, but is not limited to, all claims and disputes relating to the Sites, Service Content, User Content or Services.
YOU AGREE THAT BY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT, YOU AND SAMACSYS ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION. YOU AND SAMACSYS AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. ANY ARBITRATION WILL TAKE PLACE ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS; CLASS ARBITRATIONS AND CLASS ACTIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED.
All disputes arising out of or in connection with the present contract shall be finally settled under the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce by one or more arbitrators appointed in accordance with the said Rules.
13.2 Notices. You are responsible for updating your data to provide SamacSys with your most current email address. In the event that the last email address you have provided to SamacSys is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to you any notices required by these Terms, SamacSys’s dispatch of the email containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice of the changes described on the notice. Any notice provided to SamacSys pursuant to these Terms should be sent to SamacSys, Ltd., 20-21 Market Place, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 0AD, United Kingdom
13.3 General. The parties are independent contractors. You may not assign these Terms, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of SamacSys. SamacSys may freely assign these Terms, in whole or in part. If any provision of these Terms is unenforceable, such provision will be changed and interpreted to accomplish the objectives of such provision to the greatest extent possible under applicable law and the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect. All waivers by SamacSys will be effective only if in writing. Any waiver or failure by SamacSys to enforce any provision of these Terms on one occasion will not be deemed a waiver of any other provision or of such provision on any other occasion. You acknowledge that the SamacSys Offerings contain valuable trade secrets and proprietary information of SamacSys, that any actual or threatened breach of Section 4 (License Grant and Restrictions) of these Terms will constitute immediate, irreparable harm to SamacSys for which monetary damages would be an inadequate remedy, and that injunctive relief is an appropriate remedy for such breach. The headings of Sections of these Terms are for convenience and are not to be used in interpreting these Terms. “Includes” and “including” are not limiting. These Terms constitute the final, complete, and exclusive agreement between the parties regarding the subject hereof and supersede all prior or contemporaneous agreements, understandings, and communication, whether written or oral.
Questions or Suggestions.
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our Terms of Service please contact us by sending us an e-mail to legal@SamacSys.com.