LAST UPDATE: 08/26/2020
Commonly Used Terms and their Definitions
All initial capitalized terms used in this Agreement shall have the meaning ascribed to such terms. In addition to the terms defined elsewhere in this Agreement, the following Terms shall have the meaning listed below:
- “Content” includes all information downloaded, uploaded or appearing on the Site and/or Services and which may become available for use or display, including without limitation all designs, text, graphics, pictures, video, animation, information, applications, software, programs, music, sound, audio, schematics, illustrations, diagrams, data, and other files and creative output, in whatever format and any of the foregoing that we permit you to upload or submit to the Site.
- “Intellectual Property Rights” means any writing, trade name, trademark, service mark, mask work or any other material registered or otherwise protected or protectable under state, federal, or foreign patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret or similar laws.
- “Non-LeakSmart®Product” means a product manufactured and/or controlled by a Person other than (a) LeakSmart, Inc. and (b) a Person owned or controlled by LeakSmart, Inc.
- “Person” means any individual, trust or legal entity.
- “Personally Identifiable Information” means information that can be reasonably linked to a specific User.
- “Proprietary Information” includes any scientific, technical, trade or business secrets of any person or entity and any scientific, technical, trade or business materials that a person or entity treats, or is obligated to treat, as confidential or proprietary, including, but not limited to, Inventions belonging to a person or entity and confidential information obtained by or given to a person or entity about or belonging to a third party.
- “User” is anyone that creates an account and is registered to provide content on the Services and includes all other Persons who participate on the Services other than the Company.
LeakSmart® Control of the Services
You acknowledge that LeakSmart® is a service provider that generally does not regulate the content of Users’ interactions with the Services. As a result, LeakSmart® has very little control, if any, over the quality, safety, morality, legality, truthfulness or accuracy of User Content provided by Users. Nonetheless, LeakSmart® reserves the right to monitor and/or limit any User Content provided by a User on the Services.
Service Interruptions and Changes to the Services; Disclaimer
LeakSmart® reserves the right to interrupt the Services with or without prior notice for any reason or no reason. You agree that LeakSmart® will not be liable for any interruption of the Services, delay or failure to perform. LeakSmart® has the right at any time for any reason or no reason to change and/or eliminate any aspect(s) of the Services as it sees fit in its sole discretion.
LeakSmart® shall have no liability for interruptions or omission in Internet, network, or hosting services, and does not warrant that the Services, the Site, or the services which make this Site available or electronic communications sent by LeakSmart® are free from viruses or any other harmful elements. Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of this Site is done at your own risk. You will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.
User Accounts; Registration Data; Account Security
In order to access and use the Services and other services available on this Site, you may be required to open and maintain an account with us. In consideration of your use of the Services, you agree at all times to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Services (“Registration Data”); (b) maintain the security of your password and identification; (c) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data and any other information you provide to Company, and keep it accurate, current and complete; and (d) be fully responsible for all use of your account and for any actions that take place using your account.
You understand and agree that, in addition to the foregoing restrictions, we reserve the right to change, remove, alter, or delete any account at any time and for any reason in our sole discretion. You will be responsible for the confidentiality and use of your username and password and agree not to transfer your right to use or access this Site via your username or password to any third person. You are responsible for any and all activities that are conducted through your account.
You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use, theft, or misappropriation of your account, username, or password. We shall not be liable for any loss that you incur as a result of someone else using your username or password, either with or without your knowledge.
Information submitted by users will be transmitted to and shared with third parties that may be located in other countries, in order to provide services to such users, including but not limited to transaction processing and fraud prevention.
Proprietary Rights in Content; Limited License
You irrevocably grant the users of the Site the right to access your User Content in connection with their use of the Site and the Services. You irrevocably waive, and cause to be waived, against LeakSmart® and its users, any claims and assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to your User Content.
Ownership of Content
The Company and each User that is a party to this Agreement acknowledges and agrees that, subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Users may retain any and all applicable Intellectual Property Rights with respect to any Content that a User creates or submits using the Services, to the extent such User has such rights under applicable law.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, you understand and agree that by submitting Content to any area of the Services, you automatically grant (and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant) to the Company: (a) a royalty-free, worldwide, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce and distribute your Content within the Services, as permitted by you through your interactions on the Services, (b) the perpetual and irrevocable right to delete any or all of your Content from Company owned, controlled or used servers and from the Services, for any reason or no reason, whether intentional or unintentional, and, without any liability of any kind to you or any other party; and (c) a royalty-free, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to copy, analyze and use any of your Content as the Company may deem necessary or desirable for purposes of debugging, testing and/or providing support services in connection with the Services.
You further understand and agree that: (i) you are solely responsible for understanding all copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret and other intellectual property or other laws that may apply to your Content hereunder, including without limitation, any rights or obligations you may or may not have concerning Open Source Software; (ii) you are solely responsible for, and the Company will have no liability in connection with, the legal consequences of any actions or failures to act on your part while using the Services, including without limitation any legal consequences relating to your or any other Person’s Intellectual Property Rights or Proprietary Information; and (iii) LeakSmart®’s acknowledgement hereunder of your Intellectual Property Rights in your Content does not constitute a legal opinion or legal advice, but is intended solely as an expression of the Company’s intention not to require Users of the Services to forego certain Intellectual Property Rights with respect to Content they submit to the Services, subject to the terms of this Agreement.
LeakSmart® retains ownership of User account data, regardless of any Intellectual Property Rights in User provided Content.
You agree that even though you may retain certain copyright or other Intellectual Property Rights with respect to Content that is submitted on the Services, you do not own the account you use to access the Services, nor do you own any data LeakSmart® stores on its servers (including without limitation any data representing or embodying any or all of your Content). Your Intellectual Property Rights in any Content, if any, do not confer any rights of access to the Services or any rights to data stored by or on behalf of the Company.
“LeakSmart®”, names of LeakSmart®-owned applications or software associated with the foregoing, and other associated graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names are registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress (collectively, the “Marks”) of LeakSmart, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. The Marks may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion or association or affiliation with LeakSmart® and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of the Company.
Conduct by Users; Prohibited Conduct
You agree that you shall not: (i) take any action or upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit to or via the Services any Content that infringes or violates any third party rights, including without limitation all Intellectual Property Rights, or that constitutes any other Person’s Proprietary Information; (ii) impersonate any Person without their consent, including, but not limited to, a LeakSmart, Inc. employee, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any Person; (iii) take any action or upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit to or via the Services any Content that violates any law or regulation; (iv) take any action or upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit to or via the Services any Content as determined by the Company at its sole discretion that is harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, causes tort, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (v) take any actions or upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit to or via the Services any Content that contains any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information; (vi) take any action or upload, post, email or otherwise transmit to or via the Services any Content that would violate any right or duty under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); (vii) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit to or via the Services any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, or promotional materials, that are in the nature of “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation that the Company considers in its sole discretion to be of such nature; (viii) interfere with or disrupt the Services or servers or networks connected to the Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Services; (ix) attempt to gain access to any other User’s account or password; or (x) “stalk”, abuse or attempt to abuse, or otherwise harass another user; (xi) charge any third party for use of the Services; or (xii) modify, adapt, reverse engineer, decompile or attempt to discover the source code of the Services. Any violation by you of the terms of the foregoing may result in immediate and permanent suspension or cancellation of your account.
LeakSmart® is not responsible or liable in any manner for any Content posted on the Services or in connection with the Services. We do not control and are not responsible for what Users post, transmit or share on the Services and are not responsible for any offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful or otherwise objectionable User provided Content you may encounter on the Services. The Company is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any User of the Services.
If you know or suspect that any of the materials on the Site have been used or copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please send notice to our designated agent identified below. According to the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3), your notice must comply with the following requirements:
- A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted;
- A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owners, its agent or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
The designated agent for notice of copyright infringement claims may be reached as follows: email@example.com . The preceding information is provided exclusively for notifying us that your copyrighted material may have been infringed. All other inquiries, such as product related questions and requests or concerns regarding improper posting and/or Content, will not receive a response through this process.
Disputes Between Users
As a condition of access to the Services, you release LeakSmart, Inc. (and shareholders, affiliates, directors, officers, subsidiaries, employees, and agents) from all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with any dispute you have or claim to have with one or more Users of the Services; including, without limitation, any claim that another User infringes upon your Intellectual Property Rights in any Content that you may provide. You further understand and agree that: (a) LeakSmart® will have the right but not the obligation to resolve disputes between Users relating to the Services, and LeakSmart’s resolution of any particular dispute does not create an obligation to resolve any other dispute; (b) to the extent LeakSmart® elects to resolve such disputes, it will do so in good faith based solely on the general rules and standards of the Services and will not make judgments regarding legal issues or claims; (c) LeakSmart’s resolution of such disputes will be final with respect to the Services, but will have no bearing on any real-world legal disputes in which Users of the Services may become involved; and (d) you hereby release LeakSmart, Inc. (and shareholders, affiliates, directors, officers, subsidiaries, employees, and agents) from all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with the Company’s resolution of disputes relating to the Services.
All Data on the Company’s Servers is subject to Deletion, Alteration or Transfer
When using the Services, you may accumulate Content, objects, items, scripts, or other value or status indicators that reside as data on the Company’s servers. THIS DATA, AND ANY OTHER DATA, ACCOUNT HISTORY AND ACCOUNT NAMES RESIDING ON LEAKSMART’s SERVERS, MAY BE DELETED, ALTERED, MOVED OR TRANSFERRED AT ANY TIME FOR ANY REASON IN LEAKSMART’S SOLE DISCRETION. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT, NOTWITHSTANDING ANY COPYRIGHT OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE WITH RESPECT TO CONTENT YOU PROVIDE ON THE SERVICES, AND NOTWITHSTANDING ANY VALUE ATTRIBUTED TO SUCH CONTENT OR OTHER DATA BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, LEAKSMART® DOES NOT PROVIDE OR GUARANTEE, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS (SUBJECT TO ANY UNDERLYING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN THE CONTENT), ANY VALUE, CASH OR OTHERWISE, ATTRIBUTED TO ANY DATA RESIDING ON THE COMPANY’S SERVERS.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT LEAKSMART® HAS THE RIGHT, BUT NOT THE OBLIGATION, TO REMOVE ANY CONTENT (INCLUDING YOUR CONTENT) IN WHOLE OR IN PART AT ANY TIME FOR ANY REASON OR NO REASON, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE AND WITHOUT ANY LIABILITY OF ANY KIND.
All Services and Products are Provided “as is” Without Express or Implied Warranties
LEAKSMART® PROVIDES THE SERVICES AND ANY PRODUCTS RELATED THERETO STRICTLY ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, PROVIDED AND ACCEPTED AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WRITTEN OR ORAL, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Without limiting the foregoing, the Company does not ensure continuous, error-free, secure or virus-free operation of the Services, the Services or your account, and you understand that you shall not be entitled to make any claim based on LeakSmart’s failure to provide any of the foregoing other than as explicitly provided in this Agreement. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties, and to that extent, the foregoing disclaimer may not apply to you.
LeakSmart’s liability to you is expressly limited, to the extent allowable under applicable law.
IN NO EVENT SHALL LEAKSMART, INC. OR ANY OF ITS SHAREHOLDERS, AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, ARISING (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE) OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ITS MODIFICATION OR TERMINATION), THE PURCHASE OR USE OF ANY PRODUCTS RELATED TO THE SERVICES OR PROVIDED TO YOU BY LEAKSMART, YOUR ACCOUNT (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ITS TERMINATION OR SUSPENSION) OR THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY MAY HAVE BEEN ADVISED THAT ANY SUCH DAMAGES MIGHT OR COULD OCCUR AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY REMEDY. IN ADDITION, IN NO EVENT WILL LEAKSMART INC.’S CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR DIRECT DAMAGES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS (U.S. $100.00).
Some jurisdictions do not allow the foregoing limitations of liability, so to the extent that any such limitation is impermissible, such limitation may not apply to you. You agree that LeakSmart, Inc. shall not be held responsible or liable for anything that occurs or results from accessing the Services, participating in the Services, or purchasing or using any products provided to you by LeakSmart®.
You hereby agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless LeakSmart, Inc., its shareholders, affiliates, directors, officers, subsidiaries, employees, agents, suppliers, licensees, distributors, successors and assigns and other Users of the Services, from all damages, liabilities, claims and expenses, including without limitation attorneys’ fees and costs, arising from or relating to: (1) any breach of this Agreement by you; (2) your use of the Services; (3) your violation of applicable law; or (4) your resale of any products purchased from Leaksmart. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Company, its shareholders, affiliates, directors, officers, subsidiaries, employees, agents, suppliers, licensees, and distributors, successors and assigns from all damages, liabilities, claims and expenses, including without limitation attorneys’ fees and costs, arising from or related to any claims by third parties that your activity on the Site and/or Services or your Content infringes upon, violates or misappropriates any of their Intellectual Property Rights or discloses their Proprietary Information.
The Services may enable your interaction with Non-LeakSmart® Products. These Non-LeakSmart® Products are outside LeakSmart®’s control and not covered by this Agreement. LeakSmart® makes no representations or warranties concerning such Non-LeakSmart® Products, nor shall LeakSmart® have any liability concerning such Non-LeakSmart® Products. You should contact the manufacturer of such Non-LeakSmart® Products for information regarding such Non-LeakSmart® Products.
The Services may contain links to non-LeakSmart® websites. These websites are outside LeakSmart®’s control and not covered by this Agreement. Except as set forth herein, LeakSmart® does not share your personal information with these sites, nor is LeakSmart® responsible for the privacy practices of these sites. LeakSmart® makes no representations or warranties concerning such websites, nor shall LeakSmart® have any liability concerning such websites. Should you choose to visit these third party sites, we encourage you to review their privacy policies.
Dispute Resolution; Governing Law; Venue and Jurisdiction
YOU AND THE COMPANY AGREE THAT THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE FORUM AND REMEDY FOR ANY AND ALL DISPUTES AND CLAIMS RELATING IN ANY WAY TO OR ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT, THE SERVICES (INCLUDING YOUR VISIT TO OR USE OF THE SERVICES) SHALL BE FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION, except that LeakSmart® may seek injunctive relief in state or federal court located in Cuyahoga County, Ohio concerning violation by a User of any of the User conduct rules set forth above, and in such case, the parties acknowledge that arbitration is not an adequate remedy at law and that injunctive or other appropriate relief may be sought.
Arbitration under this Agreement shall be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”) under its Commercial Arbitration Rules and, in the case of consumer disputes, the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (the “AAA Consumer Rules”) (collectively the “AAA Rules”). The location of the arbitration and the allocation of costs and fees for such arbitration shall be determined in accordance with such AAA Rules and shall be subject to the limitations provided for in the AAA Consumer Rules (for consumer disputes). The arbitrator’s award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction.
The Services are controlled and operated by LeakSmart® from its offices within the United States of America. The Company makes no representation that any aspect of the Services is appropriate or available for use in jurisdictions outside of the United States. Those who choose to access the Services from other locations are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. You must comply with all export and import laws and restrictions and regulations of any United States or foreign agency or authority relating to the Services and its use.
The Company’s failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive LeakSmart®’s right to act with respect to that breach or subsequent or similar breaches. No consent or waiver by LeakSmart® under this Agreement shall be deemed effective unless delivered in a writing signed by a duly appointed officer of the Company. All or any of LeakSmart®’s rights and obligations under this Agreement may be assigned to a subsequent owner or operator of the Services in a merger, acquisition or sale of all or substantially all of LeakSmart®’s assets. You may not assign or transfer this Agreement or any or all of your rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of the Company, and any attempt to do so is void. Notwithstanding anything else in this Agreement, no default, delay or failure to perform on the part of LeakSmart® shall be considered a breach of this Agreement if such default, delay or failure to perform is shown to be due to causes beyond the reasonable control of LeakSmart®.
This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between you and LeakSmart® with respect to the subject matter hereof. The section headings used herein, including descriptive headings, are for convenience only and shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement shall be held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then in such jurisdiction that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.
LeakSmart® may give notice to you by means of a general notice through the Services, by electronic mail to your e-mail address in our records for your Account, or by written communication sent by first class mail, postage prepaid, or overnight courier to your address on record for your Account. All notices given by you or required under this Agreement shall be mailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org unless otherwise provided in this Agreement.