TERMS OF SERVICE
EFFECTIVE AS OF December 15, 2015
THESE TERMS OF SERVICE (“TERMS”) GOVERN YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, THE QUID® SERVICES AND ANY DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE APPLICATION COMPONENTS USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE QUID SERVICES. If You have entered into a separate executed agreement with Quid, and there is any inconsistency between the terms of that agreement and the terms of these Terms, to the extent of a conflict, the conflicting terms in such executed agreement will control.
1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
1.1 Quid, Inc. (“Quid,” “We” or “Our”) provides this website, its Services (as defined below) and the Apps (as defined below) to You through its web site located at www.Quid.com (the “Site”), subject to these Terms.
1.2 By accepting these Terms online or in an order form incorporating these Terms, or by accessing or using the Services, Site or Apps, You represent and acknowledge that You have read, understood, and agree to be bound by these Terms, and that the information You provide in registering for the Services is accurate, complete, and is Yours or within Your right to use. If You are entering into these Terms on behalf of a company or another legal entity, You represent that You have the authority to bind such entity and its affiliates to these Terms, in which case the terms “You,” “Your” or related capitalized terms herein shall refer to such entity and its affiliates. If You do not have such authority, or if You do not agree with these Terms, You must not accept these Terms and may not use the Services or the Apps.
1.3 You acknowledge that these Terms constitute a contract between You and Quid, even though it is electronic and is not physically signed by You and Quid, and that these Terms govern Your use of the Services, Site and the Apps and supersede any other agreements between You and Quid.
2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
2.1 The “Services” include (a) the Site, (b) the Quid on-demand services and applications, and (c) the other services provided to You through the Site, including all data, text, images, sounds, videos, and other content made available through the Site, or developed via your use of the Services (collectively, “Content”). The Apps mean any Quid desktop or downloadable applications. Any new features added to or augmenting the Services or the Apps are also subject to these Terms.
2.2 The Services do NOT include support of the Services or the Apps and Quid makes no guarantee as to the availability of the Services or the Apps.
3. GENERAL CONDITIONS/ACCESS AND USE OF THE SERVICES
3.1 Subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms, Quid hereby grants You a non-exclusive, non-transferable limited license to access and use the Services only for: (i) Your internal business use if You have purchased a subscription to the Services for the period of time for which You have paid Quid (“Subscription Period”); or (ii) Your internal evaluation of the Services if You have received a free trial license to the Services (“Free Trial License”) for a period as agreed with Quid (“Free Trial Period”). Any trial license for which You have paid Quid will be treated as a subscription license for a Subscription Period hereunder.
Quid hereby grants to You a non-exclusive, non-transferable limited license to download and use the Apps solely in conjunction with Your authorized use of the Services. The Apps may include certain open source code licensed by third parties. All such open source code is licensed pursuant to separate open source license terms and not these Terms.
Subject only to Your limited right to access and use the Services and Apps as expressly granted to You here, all rights, title and interest in and to the Services and the Apps and their components, including all related intellectual property rights, will remain with and belong exclusively to Quid and its third-party vendors.
3.2 You agree not to (a) license, sublicense, sell, resell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, time share or otherwise commercially exploit or make the Services or Apps available to any third party, other than as expressly permitted by these Terms; (b) use the Services or Apps to process data on behalf of any third party, (c) modify, adapt or “hack” the Services or the Apps to falsely imply any sponsorship or association with Quid, or otherwise attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Services or its related systems or networks; (d) use the Services or the Apps in any unlawful manner, including but not limited to violation of any persons privacy rights, infringing any person’s intellectual property rights, or sending spam or otherwise duplicative or unsolicited messages in violation of applicable law, (e) use the Services in any manner that interferes with or disrupts the integrity or performance of the Services and their components; (f) attempt to decipher, decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise discover the source code of any software making up the Services or the Apps; (g) use the Apps or the Services to knowingly post, upload, link to, send or store any content that is unlawful, racist, hateful, obscene, discriminatory, or contains any viruses, malware, Trojan horses, time bombs, or any other similar harmful software; or (h) try to use, or use the Services in violation of these Terms.
3.3 You are responsible for all information, data, text, messages or other materials that You post or is otherwise transmit through the Apps or via the Services on your behalf. You hereby grant to Quid a non-exclusive license to use Your data as necessary to provide You with the Services. You retain ownership of Your data. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your login and account, if any, and are fully responsible for any and all activities that occur under Your login or account. You agree and acknowledge that Your login may only be used by one (1) person, and that You will not share a single login among multiple people.
3.4 Quid’s failure to enforce at any time any provision of these Terms does not constitute a waiver of that provision or of any other provision of these Terms.
3.5 If You purchase a paid subscription for a Subscription Period, You are expressly agreeing that Quid is permitted to bill You the applicable fees, any applicable tax and any other charges You may incur with Quid in connection with your purchase of a license to the Services (“Charges”). Charges do not include taxes, if applicable, and You will pay any taxes imposed on You. The Charges will be invoiced to You and payable net 30 days from the invoice date or will be billed to the credit card account You provide in accordance with the billing terms in effect at the time the Charges are due and payable. If payment is not received or cannot be charged to your credit card account for any reason, Quid reserves the right to either suspend or terminate your access to the Site and/or the Services and terminate these Terms. All purchases are non-cancellable and all charges are non-refundable except as expressly set forth herein.
3.6 By using the Services, You consent to receiving electronic communications from Quid. These electronic communications may include notices about applicable fees and charges, transactional information and other information concerning or related to the Services. These electronic communications are part of your relationship with Quid and You receive them as part of your purchase. You agree that any notices, agreements, disclosures or other communications that we send You electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing.
3.7 You acknowledge and agree that Quid will automatically charge your credit card account on record with Quid upon the commencement of any renewal Subscription Period.
5. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
5.1 Quid retains all right, title and interest in and to all of its patents, inventions, copyrights, trademarks, domain names, trade secrets, know-how and any other intellectual property and/or proprietary rights (collectively, “Intellectual Property Rights”). The rights granted to You to use the Services under these Terms do not convey any additional rights in the Services or in any Intellectual Property Rights associated therewith.
5.2 Quid shall have, and You hereby grant to Quid, a royalty-free, worldwide, transferable, sub-licensable, irrevocable and perpetual license to incorporate into the Services or otherwise use any suggestions, enhancement requests, recommendations or other feedback Quid receives from You. Quid and Quid’s product and service names and logos used or displayed on the Services or the Apps are registered or unregistered trademarks of Quid (collectively, “Marks”). You may only use such Marks to identify yourself as a customer and user of the Services subject to any trademark usage guidelines provided by Quid to You from time to time; provided You do not attempt, now or in the future, to claim any rights in the Marks, degrade the distinctiveness of the Marks, or use the Marks to disparage or misrepresent Quid, its services or products. Any goodwill arising out of Your usage of the Quid Marks shall inure to the benefit of Quid.
6. THIRD PARTY SERVICES
The Services may contain links to, or otherwise may allow You to connect to and use certain third party products, services or software under separate terms and conditions (collectively, “Other Services”) in conjunction with Our Services. If You decide to access and use such Other Services, be advised that Your use is governed solely by the terms and conditions of such Other Services, and We do not endorse, are not responsible for, and make no representations as to such Other Services, their content or the manner in which they handle Your data. Quid is not liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with Your access or use of any such Other Services, or Your reliance on the privacy practices or other policies of such Other Services.
7. LIMITED WARRANTIES AND DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
THE APPS, THE SERVICES, INCLUDING THE SITE AND CONTENT, AND ALL SERVER AND NETWORK COMPONENTS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AND QUID EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT QUID DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE APPS OR THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, ERROR-FREE OR VIRUS-FREE, AND NO INFORMATION OR ADVICE OBTAINED BY YOU FROM QUID OR THROUGH THE APPS OR THE SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS.
8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
8.1 NO CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) WILL EITHER PARTY TO THESE TERMS, OR SUCH PARTY’S AFFILIATES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER PARTY OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHER SIMILAR DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOST SALES OR BUSINESS, LOST DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR ANY OTHER LOSS INCURRED BY SUCH PARTY IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR THE SERVICES, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF OR COULD HAVE FORESEEN SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING WILL NOT LIMIT YOUR PAYMENT OBLIGATIONS HEREUNDER.
8.2 LIMITS ON MONETARY DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY IN THESE TERMS, QUID’S (INCLUDING ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES) AGGREGATE LIABILITY, FOR DAMAGES (MONETARY OR OTHERWISE) UNDER THESE TERMS CLAIMED BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY ARISING FROM THE SERVICES OR THE APPS: (I) WITH RESPECT TO A PAID SUBSCRIPTION SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE LESSER OF (I) ACTUAL DAMAGES INCURRED, OR (II) ANY PAYMENTS (IF ANY) MADE BY YOU FOR THE SERVICES DURING THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS PRECEDING THE CLAIM AND (II) WITH RESPECT TO A FREE TRIAL LICENSE, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS.
THE PARTIES ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION 8.2 IS TO ALLOCATE THE RISKS UNDER THESE TERMS BETWEEN THE PARTIES AND LIMIT THEIR POTENTIAL LIABILITY GIVEN THE FEES CHARGED UNDER THESE TERMS, IF ANY, WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN SUBSTANTIALLY HIGHER IF QUID WERE TO ASSUME ANY FURTHER LIABILITY OTHER THAN AS SET FORTH HEREIN. THE PARTIES HAVE RELIED ON THESE LIMITATIONS IN DETERMINING WHETHER TO ENTER INTO THESE TERMS.
8.3 Some states do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, which means that some of the above limitations may not apply to You. IN THESE STATES, QUID’S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Quid from and against any claims, actions or demands, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and professional services fees, arising or resulting from Your breach of these Terms, or Your and Your end users’ access to, use, misuse or illegal use of the Services or arising from Your data. Quid will provide You notice of any such claim, suit, or proceeding. Quid reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter which is subject to indemnification under this section, in which case You agree to cooperate with any reasonable requests to assist Quid’s defense of such matter.
10. ASSIGNMENT; ENTIRE AGREEMENT; CHANGES TO TERMS
10.1 You shall not assign these Terms to any third party except upon Quid’s prior written consent. Any purported assignment in violation of this section shall be void. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms and each and all of the provisions hereof bind and benefit the parties and their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns.
10.2 Quid may alter the Terms at any time, so please review them frequently. If a material change is made, Quid may notify You in the Services, by email, by means of a notice on the Services, or other places we think appropriate. A "material change" will be determined at Quid’s sole discretion, in good faith, and using common sense and reasonable judgment.
If any provision in these Terms is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, such provision shall be modified by the court and interpreted so as to best accomplish the original provision to the fullest extent permitted by law, and the remaining provisions of these Terms shall remain in effect.
12. EXPORT COMPLIANCE AND USE RESTRICTIONS
Certain Content, the Apps and software components of the Services may be subject to U.S. export control and economic sanctions laws. If You are subject to U.S. laws, You agree to comply with all such laws and regulations as they relate to the Apps, software and Content, and access and use of the Services. You shall not access or use the Apps or the Services if You are located in Burma (Republic of the Union of Myanmar), Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria (the “Prohibited Jurisdictions”), and You shall also not provide access to the Apps or the Services to any government, entity or individual located in the Prohibited Jurisdictions.
13. RELATIONSHIP OF THE PARTIES
The parties are independent contractors. These Terms do not create a partnership, franchise, joint venture, agency, fiduciary or employment relationship among the parties.
14. TERM; TERMINATION AND SURVIVAL
14.1 Each Subscription Period will automatically renew for additional periods equal to the expiring Subscription Period at Quid’s then-current rates, unless You or Quid give the other party written notice of non-renewal at least thirty (30) days before the end of the relevant Subscription Period. You may terminate these Terms at any time by ceasing use of the Services and the Apps but You will not receive any refund of prepaid fees for the current Subscription Period, if applicable. Quid may terminate these Terms at any time for any reason or for no reason, with or without notice, during the Free Trial Period. Quid additionally may terminate these Terms on thirty (30) days written notice to You if You breach any of these Terms and the breach remains uncured at the end of such thirty (30) day period. On any termination of these Terms You will cease using the Services and the Apps.
14.2 Section 3.2, Section 5 (Intellectual Property Rights), the disclaimers in Section 7, and Sections 8 (Limitation of Liability) through 16 (Federal Government End Use Provisions) will survive any termination of these Terms.
15. DISPUTE RESOLUTION
These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California applicable to agreements made and performed in California, excluding the application of the conflict of laws provisions. You agree that any action or suit brought by a party to enforce or adjudicate Your rights under this Agreement shall be brought in the federal or state courts located in San Francisco County, California.
16. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT END USE PROVISIONS
If You are a U.S. federal government end user, the Services are “Commercial Items” as that term is defined at 48 C.F.R. §2.101, consisting of “Commercial Computer Software” and “Commercial Computer Software Documentation”, as those terms are used in 48 C.F.R. §12.212 or 48 C.F.R. §227.7202. Consistent with 48 C.F.R. §12.212 or 48 C.F.R. §227.7202-1 through 227.7202-4, as applicable, the Services are licensed to You with only those rights as provided under the terms and conditions of these Terms.