TERMS OF SERVICE
1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
- By registering for and/or using the Services in any manner, including but not limited to visiting, browsing and using the Services to create a webpage, bundle weblinks, shorten & edit weblinks (“URL”), you agree to these Terms of Service and all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published from time to time on the Services by elink, each of which is incorporated by reference and each of which may be updated from time to time without notice to you.
- Certain of the Services may be subject to additional terms and conditions specified by elink from time to time; your use of such Services is subject to those additional terms and conditions, which are incorporated into these Terms of Service by this reference.
- These Terms of Service apply to all users of the Services, including, without limitation, users who are contributors of content, information, and other materials or services, registered or otherwise.
elink reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any of these Terms of Service, or change, suspend, or discontinue the Services (including without limitation, the availability of any feature, database, or content) at any time by posting a notice or by sending you notice through the Services or by e-mail. elink may also impose limits on certain features of the Services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Services without notice or liability. It is your responsibility to check these Terms of Service periodically for changes. Your use of the Services following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes.
You represent and warrant that you are at least 13 years of age. If you are under age 13, you may not, under any circumstances, use the Services. elink may, in its sole discretion, refuse to offer the Services to any person or entity and change its eligibility criteria at any time. You are solely responsible for ensuring that these Terms of Service are in compliance with all laws, rules and regulations applicable to you and the right to access the Services is revoked where these Terms of Service or use of the Services is prohibited or to the extent offering, sale or provision of the Services conflicts with any applicable law, rule or regulation. Further, the Services are offered only for your use, and not for the use or benefit of any third party.
4. FEES AND PAYMENT
If you select a paid Service, you must provide us with current, complete, accurate and authorized payment method information (e.g. credit card information). You authorize us to charge your provided payment method for the Services you have selected and for any paid feature(s) that you choose. We may bill: (a) in advance; (b) at the time of purchase; (c) shortly after purchase; or (d) if you have elected a subscription service, on a recurring basis. You may, however, cancel your subscription before the next billing cycle in accordance with these Terms, but no credits or refunds will be available. To the extent elink has not received your payment, in order to bring your account up to date, we may bill you simultaneously for both past due and current amounts. If you do not cancel your account, we may automatically renew your Service(s) and charge you for any renewal term. You understand that failure to pay any charges or fees may result in the suspension or cancellation of your Services.
- The primary Fee to use elink shall be the Subscription Fee, which is payable in advance (after any free trial period has expired) by the Customer for each Paid User Account (or a batch of Paid User Accounts, as applicable).
- The Subscription Fee applies to each Paid User of elink (or a batch of Paid User Accounts, as applicable) associated with a Customer Account in accordance with the pricing plans described on the Site.
- The Customer agrees to pay all Fees monthly in advance by credit card through elink. Without provision of a valid credit card, the Company reserves the right to refuse the Customer access to elink.
- The Company reserves the right to introduce or change any Fees from time-to-time by giving the User no less than 14 days’ written notice. Any new or changed Fees will apply to the next billing period after the Customer has been given such notice.
- If a Customer does not accept a change to any Fees, then it can simply terminate its Account.
In order to access certain areas of or participate in certain activities contained on the Websites and/or the Services, we may require you to create an account ("Account"). You acknowledge and agree that you have no ownership or other proprietary interest in the Account. To create an Account, we may ask or require you to provide us with certain personal information (e.g., your name and e-mail address). Providing us with your personal information is your choice. Each time you decide to provide us with your personal information, you agree to: (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by our registration form (including your current e-mail address), and (b) maintain and update your information (including your e-mail address) to keep it accurate, current and complete. You acknowledge that, if any information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we have the right to terminate your access to and use of the Websites and/or the Services (or any portion thereof) or your participation in any activity contained on or available through the Websites and/or any Third Party Platform.
6. ACCOUNT SECURITY
You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your Account, and for keeping your Account secure. You are not permitted to use another Account without permission. You must notify us immediately of any breach of security or other unauthorized use of your Account. You should never publish, distribute or post login information for your Account.
7. elink SERVICES
- elink The Services allow you to create a webpage, bundle links, shorten links, edit links, customize URLs and track URLs using the elink domain as the primary link. As long as you comply with these Terms of Service, you may use the Services for your personal, non-commercial purposes. Please contact us if you would like to use the Services for your business.
- Software Applications We provide browser plugins and software applications that you can download (to your computer or mobile device) to access and use the Services. As long as you comply with these Terms of Service, you have the right to use this software to access and use the Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use the Services, as permitted by these Terms of Service. You may not modify, re-distribute, or sell the software, nor may you decompile or attempt to extract the source code of that software. If you download software from the Apple App Store, Google Play or other app store (an “App Provider”), please note that:
- These Terms of Service are concluded between us, and not with the App Provider, and that we (not the App Provider), are responsible for the software.
- The App Provider has no obligation to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to that software or handle any warranty claims.
- The App Provider is not responsible for addressing any claims you have or any claims of any third party relating to the software, such as, product liability claims, consumer protection claims, intellectual property infringement claims, or any claim that the software fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement.
- The App Provider is a third party beneficiary of these Terms of Service as related to your license of the software, and the App Provider will have the right to enforce these Terms of Service as related to your license of the software against you.
- You must also comply with any applicable terms from any third party services that you access when using the software.
8. elink Analytics
- Definition Certain features of the Services allow elink to collect and track analytics, and generate analytics, relating to URLs shortened using the Services, bundles of URLs created using the Services, editing URLs created using the Services, and other analytics related to use of the Services (“elink Analytics”). elink Analytics include, but are not limited to:
- A history of all URLs shortened, bundled and edited by a particular Account.
- A history of all clicks on a shortened, bundled and edited URLs.
- A history of all sharing of a shortened, bundled and edited URL through third-party services such as Facebook and Twitter.
- A history of referral URLs for clicks of a shortened, bundled and edited URL.
- A history of IP addresses used to access a shortened, bundled and edited URL.
- Visual presentation of any or all of the above (excluding IP addresses).
- Ownership Rights You acknowledge and agree that all elink Analytics that are collected and/or generated are owned by elink, and that elink has the right to use, license, sell or otherwise dispose of elink Analytics for any purpose.
9. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND DMCA POLICY
As elink asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by elink violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify elink in accordance with elink Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Policy. elink will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. elink will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Service if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of elink or others. In the case of such termination, elink will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to elink.
- Definition For purposes of these Terms of Service, the term “Content” includes, without limitation, web pages, URLs, shortened URLs, curated web pages and URLs, edited URLs, bundles or packages of URLs, videos, audio clips, written posts and comments, information, data, text, photographs, software, scripts, graphics, and interactive features generated, provided, or otherwise made accessible on or through the Services.
- User Content All Content added, created, uploaded, submitted, distributed, or posted to the Services by users, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted (collectively “User Content”), is the sole responsibility of the user who originated it. You acknowledge that all Content accessed by you using the Services is at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss to you or any other party resulting therefrom. When you delete your User Content, it will be removed from the Services. However, you understand that (i) certain User Content (e.g., previously shortened URLs, bundled URLs and related elink Analytics) will remain available and (ii) any removed User Content may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time (but will not following removal be shared with others).
- elink Content The Services contain Content specifically provided by elink or its partners and such Content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights and laws. Such Content includes, but is not limited to, elink Analytics. You shall abide by and maintain all copyright notices, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Services. By having access to the Services, you agree that elink and its third party providers and partners may place advertisements on the Services. The types of advertisements are subject to change. The Services may become unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment, servers, or other reasons.
- Use License Subject to these Terms of Service, elink grants each user of the Services a worldwide, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable and non-transferable license to use the Content, solely for personal, non-commercial use as part of using the Services. Use, reproduction, modification, distribution or storage of any Content for other than personal, non-commercial use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from elink, or from the copyright holder identified in such Content’s copyright notice. If you would like to use the Services for commercial purposes, you must purchase a license for our elink Brand Tools, or contact us regarding other types of uses.
- License Grants
- License to elink By submitting User Content through the Services, you hereby do and shall grant elink a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully paid, sublicensable and transferable license to use, edit, modify, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, perform, and otherwise fully exploit the User Content in connection with the Services and elink’s (and its successors and assigns’) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Services (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels (including, without limitation, third party websites and feeds).
- License to Users You also hereby do and shall grant each user of the Services a non-exclusive license to access your User Content through the Services, and to use, edit, modify, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such User Content.
- No Infringement You represent and warrant that you have all rights to grant such licenses without infringement or violation of any third party rights, including without limitation, any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
- Availability of Content elink does not guarantee that any Content will be made available through the Services. Further, elink has no obligation to monitor the Services. However, elink reserves the right to (i) remove, edit or modify any Content in its sole discretion, at any time, without notice to you and for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such Content or if elink is concerned that you may have violated these Terms of Service), or for no reason at all and (ii) remove or block any Content from the Services.
11. RULES OF CONDUCT
- You promise not to use the Services for any purpose that is prohibited by these Terms of Service. You are responsible for all of your activity in connection with the Services.
- You shall not, and shall not permit any third party to, either (a) take any action or (b) upload, download, post, submit or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any Content (including User Content) on or through the Service that:
- infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity or other right of any other person or entity or violates any law or contractual duty;
- is unlawful, such as content that is threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, or tortuous;
- constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail (“spamming”);
- contains software viruses or any other computer codes, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, limit or interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any system, data, password or other information of elink or any third party;
- the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
- the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
- your Content is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, and websites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
- impersonates any person or entity, including any employee or representative of elink;
- includes anyone’s identification documents or sensitive financial information; or
- is otherwise determined by elink to be inappropriate at its sole discretion.
- You shall not: (i) take any action that imposes or may impose (as determined by elink in its sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on elink’s (or its third party providers’) infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Services or any activities conducted on the Services; (iii) bypass any measures elink may use to prevent or restrict access to the Services (or other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Services); (iv) run any form of auto-responder or “spam” on the Services; (v) use manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to “crawl” or “spider” any page of the Services; (vi) harvest or scrape any Content from the Services; or (vii) otherwise take any action in violation of elink’s guidelines and policies.
- You shall not (directly or indirectly): (i) decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any aspect, feature or part of the Services, except to the limited extent applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction; (ii) modify, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of any part of the Services; or (iii) copy, rent, lease, distribute, or otherwise transfer any of the rights that you receive hereunder. You shall abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations.
- elink also reserves the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as it reasonably believes is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; (ii) enforce these Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations hereof; (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; (iv) respond to user support requests; or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of elink, its users and the public. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and spam prevention.
12. THIRD PARTY SERVICES
The Services may permit you to link to other websites, services or resources on the Internet, such as Twitter and Facebook, and other websites, services or resources may contain links to the Services. When you access third party resources on the Internet, you do so at your own risk. These other resources are not under the control of elink, and you acknowledge that elink is not responsible or liable for the content, functions, accuracy, legality, appropriateness or any other aspect of such websites or resources. The inclusion of any such link does not imply endorsement by elink or any association with its operators. You further acknowledge and agree that elink shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such website or resource.
You may terminate your access to all or any part of the Services at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately, which may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with your Account. All provisions of these Terms of Service which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
14. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER
- elink has no special relationship with or fiduciary duty to you. You acknowledge that elink has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding:
- which users gains access to the Services;
- what Content you access via the Services;
- what effects the Content may have on you;
- how you may interpret or use the Content; or
- what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content.
- You release elink from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Services. The Services may contain, or direct you to websites containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. elink makes no representations concerning any Content contained in or accessed through the Services, and it will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Services.
- THE SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY ANY COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE, ALL OF WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. elink, AND ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS AND CONTENT PROVIDERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT: (I) THE SERVICES WILL BE SECURE OR AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; (II) ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; (III) ANY CONTENT OR SOFTWARE AVAILABLE AT OR THROUGH THE SERVICES IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; OR (IV) THE RESULTS OF USING THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
- ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS PRIVACY ACT NOTICE (18 USC 2701-2711): elink MAKES NO GUARANTY OF CONFIDENTIALITY OR PRIVACY OF ANY COMMUNICATION OR INFORMATION TRANSMITTED ON THE SERVICES OR ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO THE SERVICES. elink will not be liable for the privacy of e-mail addresses, registration and identification information, disk space, communications, confidential or trade-secret information, or any other Content stored on elink’s equipment, transmitted over networks accessed by the Services, or otherwise connected with your use of the Services.
You shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless elink, its affiliates and each of their respective employees, contractors, directors, suppliers and representatives from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, that arise from or relate to your use or misuse of, or access to, the Services, Content, or which otherwise arise from your User Content, violation of these Terms of Service, or infringement by you, or any third party using your Account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. elink reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will assist and cooperate with elink in asserting any available defenses.
16. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL elink, ITS AFFILIATES NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, PARTNERS, SUPPLIERS, REPRESENTATIVES OR CONTENT PROVIDERS, BE LIABLE UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES (I) FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, DATA LOSS, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES (HOWEVER ARISING); OR (II) FOR ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE (REGARDLESS OF THE SOURCE OF ORIGINATION). NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SUCH LIABILITY EXCEED ANY DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS ($100.00) IN THE AGGREGATE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
17. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION.
These Terms of Service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, including its conflicts of law rules, and the United States of America. You agree that any dispute arising from or relating to the subject matter of these Terms of Service shall be governed by the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts of San Francisco County, California.
18. DATA PROCESSING ADDENDUM.
If you are a subscriber to the Service, to the extent that Elink.io processes any Personal Information (as defined in the DPA) contained in User Content that is subject to the GDPR (as defined in the DPA), on your behalf, in the provision of the Service, the terms of the data processing addendum at https://elink.io/dpa ("DPA"), which are hereby incorporated by reference, shall apply and the parties agree to comply with such terms. For the purposes of the Standard Contractual Clauses attached to the DPA, when you are the data exporter, your agreeing to these Terms of Service shall be treated as signing of the DPA, including, without limitation, the Standard Contractual Clauses and their Appendices.
19. ENTIRE AGREEMENT AND SEVERABILITY.
These Terms of Service are the entire agreement between you and elink with respect to the Services and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and elink with respect to the Services. If any provision of these Terms of Service is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Terms of Service will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.
You hereby agree that Bit may reference You and Your use of the Services in private customer and prospect communications, and on Bit’s website. You also agree that Bit may reference You and Your use of Services in marketing and public relations materials, including a press release announcing You as a customer, inclusion of You as a customer in Bit’s company boilerplate, and, subject to the mutual agreement of the parties, a case study describing Your use of the Services. You hereby grant Bit a nonexclusive, worldwide license, during the Contract Term, to use and display Your trademarks, trade names and logos in connection with the foregoing uses.
- Force Majeure. elink shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond elink’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation.
- Assignment. These Terms of Service are personal to you, and are not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with elink’s prior written consent. elink may assign, transfer or delegate any of its rights and obligations hereunder without consent.
- Agency. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment relationship is created as a result of these Terms of Service and neither party has any authority of any kind to bind the other in any respect.
- Notices. Unless otherwise specified in these Term of Service, all notices under these Terms of Service will be in writing and will be deemed to have been duly given when received, if personally delivered or sent by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested; when receipt is electronically confirmed, if transmitted by facsimile or e-mail; or the day after it is sent, if sent for next day delivery by recognized overnight delivery service.
- No Waiver. The failure of elink to enforce any part of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of its right to later enforce that or any other part of these Terms of Service. Waiver of compliance in any particular instance, does not mean that we will do so in the future. In order for any waiver of compliance with these Terms of Service to be binding, elink must provide you with written notice of such waiver, provided by one of its authorized representatives.
- Headings. The section and paragraph headings in these Terms of Service are for convenience only and shall not affect their interpretation.
You may contact elink: by mail at HKSR Group, P.O Box 641222, San Francisco, California 94164; by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effective Date of Terms of Service: October 23, 2017.