Terms of Use

Last Updated February 2, 2015

These Terms of Use («Terms of Use») apply to your access to, and use of, the website of Public Reputation Management Services, LLC d/b/a Public Reputation («Company»), located at www.publicreputation.com (the «Site») and the information and other services provided therein (the «Services»). These Terms of Use do not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with the Company, or its subsidiaries, affiliates and/or partners, for products, services or otherwise. If you are using the Site on behalf of any entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to accept these Terms of Use on such entity’s behalf.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING, USING OR REGISTERING FOR THIS SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN AND ALL TERMS, AGREEMENTS, GUIDELINES AND DISCLOSURES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SITE.
1. Changes to the Terms of Use

The Company may change these Terms of Use at any time. Upon any change in these Terms of Use, the Company will post the amended Terms of Use on the Site. Your continued use of the Site and/or the Services following such posting shall constitute your affirmative acknowledgment of the Terms of Use, and any modification or amendment, and agreement to abide and be bound by the Terms of Use, as modified or amended.

2. Privacy Policy

Please refer to the Company’s Privacy Policy for information on how the Company collects, uses and discloses personally identifiable information from its users. The Privacy Policy can be foundhere.

3. Using the Site

a.Eligibility.You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to register as a member of the Site or use the Site. Membership of the Site is void where prohibited. By using the Site, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority and capacity to enter into these Terms of Use and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use.

b.Limited License.You are granted a limited, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to access and use the Site and the Services subject to the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms of Use.

c.Reputation Score. In order to receive your Reputation Score, you will need to provide certain information about your business. You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information about your business as may be prompted by any form on the Site.

d.Registration.In order to register for the Site, you will need to either log in using your credentials from Facebook or LinkedIn (each a «Social Site») or provide certain personal information about yourself. You agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Site («Registration Data»); (b) maintain the security of your password and identification; © maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to Company, to 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. If you log into the Site using your credentials from a Social Site you permit the Company to access certain information from your profile on that Social Site. The information that you permit the Company to access will vary by Social Site and is affected by the privacy settings you establish on that Social Site. By using the Site and the Services through a Social Site, you are authorizing the Company to collect, store, retain and use indefinitely, in accordance with the Company’s Privacy Policy, any information that you agreed the Social Site could share with the Company.

e.Communications from Company, Businesses and other Users. By using, accessing and/or registering for the Site, you agree and consent to receive certain communications in connection with the Site and the Services.

4. Ownership in Site Content

All content on the Site and available through the Services, including, without limitation, designs, text, graphics, pictures, video, information, applications, software, music, sound and other files, and their selection and arrangement (the «Site Content»), are the proprietary property of the Company or its licensors with all rights reserved. No Site Content may be modified, copied, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, scraped, displayed, posted, transmitted, or sold in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, without the Company’s prior written permission. Company also owns the copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade names, and other intellectual and proprietary rights throughout the world associated with the Site Content and the Site, which are protected by copyright, trade dress, patent, trademark laws and all other applicable intellectual and proprietary rights and laws.

5. User Conduct
  • You agree not to, and will not assist, encourage, or enable others to, use the Site or Services to:
  • Copy, modify, adapt, translate, or reverse engineer any portion of the Site, the Site Content and/or the Services;
  • Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Site and/or the Services or in or on any Site Content;
  • Harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other users from the Services or the Site by electronic or other means;
  • Use the Services or the Site in any unlawful manner or in any other manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Site;
  • Use automated scripts to collect information from or otherwise interact with the Service or the Site;
  • Impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself, your age or your affiliation with any person or entity (including the Company);
  • Solicit passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from anyone;
  • intimidate or harass another; and/or
  • Violate any applicable law.
6. User Content

The Site includes areas in which users may post content and information, including, without limitation, ratings and reviews, messages, comments, data, text, photos, graphics or other materials (the «User Content») and may include other interactive areas or services in which you or third parties may create, post, modify or store information, content, materials or other items on the Site. You are solely responsible for your use of the Site and your use is at your own risk. By using the Site, you agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Site any of the following:

  • User Content that is false, misleading, unlawful, libelous, defamatory, infringing, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent, hateful, or otherwise objectionable, including, without limitation, any recommendation, endorsement, rating, or review of a business with whom you have not had a direct, personal experience;
  • User Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law;
  • User Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party. By posting any User Content, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to distribute and reproduce such User Content as provided under these Terms of Use;
  • User Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • Private or confidential information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;
  • Any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of the Site, the Services or any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  • Any answers, responses, comments, opinions, analysis or recommendations that you are not properly qualified to provide; and/or
  • User Content that, in the sole judgment of Company, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person or entity from using or enjoying the Site, or which may expose Company or its users to any harm or liability of any type.

Company takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content posted, stored or uploaded by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage thereto, nor is Company liable for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity or profanity you may encounter. Enforcement of the User Content or the conduct rules set forth in these Terms of Use is solely at Company’s discretion, and failure to enforce such rules in some instances does not constitute a waiver of Company’s right to enforce such rules in other instances.

Company is not liable for any statements, representations, responses, comments or other User Content provided by its users in any review, rating, forum, question, answer, guide or other area of the Site. Although Company has no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any of the User Content posted on the Site, Company reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit any User Content posted or stored on the Site at any time and for any reason without notice. Any use of the Site in violation of the foregoing violates these Terms of Use and may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Site and/or Services.

You grant Company and its partners and affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully assignable, transferable and sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display User Content throughout the world in any media whether now know or hereinafter created. You also grant Company and its partners, affiliates, assignees and sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such User Content.

You represent and warrant that (a) you own and control all of the rights to the User Content that you post or you otherwise have the right to post such User Content to the Site (b) you have the authority to grant the rights granted herein; © the User Content is accurate and not misleading; and (d) use and posting of the User Content you supply does not violate these Terms of Use and will not violate any rights of or cause injury to any person or entity.

7. Links to Third Parties

This Site may contain links to other websites for the convenience of Company’s users. These other sites have not been reviewed by the Company and are maintained by third parties over which the Company exercises no control. The Company expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content, policies and practices of these other websites and for the availability, accuracy, reliability, completeness, currency, quality, performance or suitability of the information, products and services available or advertised on or through these other websites. These links do not imply, directly or indirectly, Company’s endorsement of or affiliation with any other website or website owner, or any information, products or services provided by any third party. When leaving this Site, you should be aware that the Company’s terms and policies may no longer govern, and, therefore, you should review the applicable terms and policies of each linked website.

8. Services Agreement

If you access, use and/or register a business account with the Company, the Services Agreement will apply. In the event of any conflict between the Services Agreement and these Terms of Use, theServices Agreementwill prevail.

9. Indemnification

You (and also any third party for whom you operate an account or activity on the Service) agree to defend, indemnify and hold the Company and its partners, service providers, affiliates, officers, employees, and agents («Company Related Parties») harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including without limitation, reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with any of the following (including as a result of your direct activities on the Service or those conducted on your behalf): (i) your User Content or your access to or use of the Service; (ii) your breach or alleged breach of these Terms of Use; (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation, any intellectual property right, publicity, confidentiality, property or privacy right; (iv) your violation of any laws, rules, regulations, codes, statutes, ordinances or orders of any governmental and quasi-governmental authorities, including, without limitation, all regulatory, administrative and legislative authorities; and/or (v) any misrepresentation made by you. You will cooperate as fully required by Company in the defense of any claim. Company reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, and you will not in any event settle any claim without the prior written consent of Company.

10. Disclaimer of Warranties

THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, SITE CONTENT, IS PROVIDED ON AN «AS IS», «AS AVAILABLE» AND «WITH ALL FAULTS» BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, THE COMPANY AND THE COMPANY RELATED PARTIES DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO: (A) THE SERVICE; (B) THE SITE CONTENT; © THE USER CONTENT; OR (D) SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO COMPANY OR VIA THE SERVICE. THE COMPANY AND THE COMPANY RELATED PARTIES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, CUSTOM, TRADE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS.

THE COMPANY AND THE COMPANY RELATED PARTIES DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE SERVICE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE SERVICE AVAILABLE IS FREE FROM ANY HARMFUL COMPONENTS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, VIRUSES. THE COMPANY AND THE COMPANY RELATED PARTIES DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE INFORMATION (INCLUDING ANY INSTRUCTIONS) ON THE SERVICE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR USEFUL. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED OR OTHER WARRANTIES SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU TO THE EXTENT SUCH JURISDICTION’S LAW IS APPLICABLE TO YOU AND THESE TERMS OF USE.

THE COMPANY AND THE COMPANY RELATED PARTIES DO NOT ENDORSE CONTENT AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE (WHETHER ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE), INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY OR OTHER CAUSE OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER BASED UPON OR RESULTING FROM ANY CONTENT.

11. General Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY AND/OR THE COMPANY RELATED PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU (OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY CLAIMING UNDER OR THROUGH YOU) FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO (I) YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE AND/OR THE SERVICES OR (II) THESE TERMS OF USE. THESE EXCLUSIONS APPLY TO ANY CLAIMS FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, OR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE OR NEGLIGENCE OF PROVIDERS UTILIZED THROUGH USE OF THE SERVICE, EVEN IF WE KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES. IN SUCH STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, THE COMPANY AND/OR THE COMPANY RELATED PARTIES’ LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY AND/OR THE COMPANY RELATED PARTIES’ TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OF USE OR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES OR THE SITE, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, EXCEED THE GREATER OF: (A) THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF FEES, IF ANY, THAT YOU PAID TO THE COMPANY DURING THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE CLAIM OR (B) $100. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH SAYS «A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH, IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.»

12. Submissions

You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other information about the Site or the Service («Submissions») provided by you to Company are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of Company. Company shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these Submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.

13. Electronic Contracting and Notices

Your affirmative act of using this Site and/or registering for the Site or the Services constitutes your electronic signature to these Terms of Use, which includes our Privacy Policy, and your consent to enter into agreements with us electronically.

14. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice

If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible on this Site, please notify Company’s copyright agent, as set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). For your complaint to be valid under the DMCA, you must provide the following information in writing:

(i) An electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner; (ii) Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim is being infringed; (iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and where it is located on the Site; (iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the Company to contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; (v) A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or law; and (vi) A statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner.

The above information must be submitted to the following DMCA Agent: Public Reputation Management Services, LLC
Attn: DMCA Agent
999 Yamato Road, Suite 101
Boca Raton, FL 33431
legal@publicreputation.com

15. Termination

The Company may terminate and/or suspend your account immediately, without notice, if there has been a violation of these Terms of Use or other policies and terms posted on the Site by you or by someone using your account. The Company may also cancel or suspend your account for any other reason, including inactivity for an extended period. The Company shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Site and/or the Services.Sections 4-6, 8-13, and 16-18 shall survive termination or expiration of these Terms of Use.

16. Assignment

The Company may assign these Terms of Use at any time to any parent, subsidiary, or any affiliated company, or as part of the sale to, merger with, or other transfer of the Company to another entity. The Company will use reasonable efforts to notify you regarding any change of ownership. You may not assign, transfer or sublicense these Terms of Use to anyone else and any attempt to do so in violation of this section shall be null and void.

17. Choice of Law; Venue; Class Action Waiver

These Terms of Use shall be construed and enforced in accordance with and governed by the laws of the State of Florida (without giving effect to any conflicts or choice of laws or provisions thereof that would cause the application of the domestic substantive laws of any other jurisdiction). The parties expressly and irrevocably consent to the exclusive venue, and each further agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of, the Federal and State courts located in Palm Beach County, Florida relating to any disputes between them arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or their relationship. You may only resolve disputes with us on an individual basis, and may not bring a claim as a plaintiff or a class member in a class, consolidated, or representative action. Class arbitrations, class actions, private attorney general actions, and consolidation with other arbitrations are not allowed.

18. Entire Agreement

These Terms of Use and any supplemental terms, policies, rules and guidelines posted on the Site, including the Privacy Policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and the Company and supersede all previous written or oral agreements. If any part of these Terms of Use is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. The failure of the Company to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.