Verified Credible Terms of Service

PLEASE READ THE TERMS OF SERVICE BELOW. THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, INCLUDING ANY REVISED AGREEMENTS THAT WE MAY POST FROM TIME TO TIME, STATE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH VERIFIED CREDIBLE & MEDIA PROVIDES YOU WITH VARIOUS SERVICES ON THE FOLLOWING WEB SITES: VERIFIEDCREDIBLE.COMAND VERIFIEDCREDIBLE.COM (EACH A "SITE" AND, COLLECTIVELY, THE "SITES"). ALL SERVICES PROVIDED BY VERIFIED CREDIBLE ON THE SITES ARE COLLECTIVELY REFERRED TO AS "VERIFIED CREDIBLE SERVICES". BY ACCESSING, BROWSING AND/OR USING OUR WEB SITES SYSTEMS AND/OR SERVICES POSTED ON THE WEB SITE, YOU ARE DEEMED TO ACCEPT THE TERMS OF SERVICE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT WITH RESPECT TO THE USE OF THAT WEB SITE. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT, PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS, BROWSE OR USE OUR WEB SITES OR ANY SERVICES WE PROVIDE.

Ownership of our Web Sites and Protection of Our Intellectual Property Rights

The contents of our Verified Credible System are intended for the personal and business use of our users. The Verifiedcredible.com ("Site") is owned by Verified Credible, Inc. All right, title and interest to the content displayed on our Sites, including but not limited to the Site's look and feel, data, information, text, graphics, images, sound or video materials, photographs, designs, trademarks, service marks, trade names, URLs and content provided by third parties, are the property of Verified Credible, Inc. or the respective third parties, and are protected by copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by Verified Credible, Inc. you agree not to copy, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, assign, distribute, perform, display, license, disassemble, decompile, clone, reverse engineer or create derivative works based on the Site or any Content (including without limitation any software) available through the Sites.

Ownership of Domain Names in Conjunction with the Verified Credible Local SEO Program

You agree that Verified Credible, Inc. shall own all Proprietary Rights in and to the Verified Credible Services provided to you. Proprietary Rights shall mean and include the right in and to the internet domain names selected for use by Verifiedcredible.com and you in connection with the Verified Credible Monthly Local SEO Packages provided through Verifiedcredible.com and leased local business profiles, all patents, copyrights, service marks, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets and other intangible rights used or developed in connection with Verifiedcredible.com. Verified Credible, Inc. hereby grants to each active user of Verifiedcredible.com a limited license to use the domain names, "Domain Names", associated with Verifiedcredible.com in conjunction with the Local SEO Program. At no time during the term of this Agreement shall any rights of title or ownership in the Domain Names pass from the owner of the Domain Names to you.

Changes to This Agreement

Verified Credible may make changes to this Agreement from time to time in its sole discretion. Each time changes are made to this Agreement, a revised Agreement will be posted on the home page. Your continued use of any of our Sites following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of any such changes. You can review the most current version of this Agreement here. Please check this page from time to time for current terms of use.

Our Privacy Policy

The information that we obtain through your use of any of our Sites, whether through the registration process or otherwise, is subject to the privacy policy posted on such site ("Privacy Policy"). Each Privacy Policy contains terms and conditions that govern our collection and use of the information you provide to us, including our respective rights relative to that information. Please review the applicable Privacy Policy before you use our Sites. If you are unwilling to accept the terms and conditions of the applicable Privacy Policy, please do not use our Sites.

Other Policies

Your use of each site is also subject to the other policies, disclaimers and guidelines we post on such site from time to time.

Your License to Access Content on Our Sites

You are hereby granted a personal, nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable, limited license to view, reproduce, print, cache, store and distribute content retrieved from our Sites via a generally available consumer web browser, provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Verified Credible Inc Services or remove or obscure the copyright notice or other notices displayed on the content. You may not reproduce, print, cache, store or distribute content retrieved from the Sites in any way, for any commercial use without the prior written permission of Verified Credible Inc or the copyright holder identified in the relevant copyright notice.  

You agree not to modify the Verified Credible Inc or Verified Credible Services in any manner or form, or to use modified versions of the Verified Credible Services, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Verified Credible Services or portions of the Services. You agree not to access the Verified Credible Services by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Verified Credible for use in accessing the Verified Credible System.

Except as expressly provided in this Agreement, nothing contained in this Agreement or on the Sites shall be construed as conferring any other license or right, expressly, by implication, by estoppel or otherwise, with respect to any of Verified Crucible’s Content or under any third party's Content. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. 

If you choose to forward content from the Sites via email through our Services, you agree that you will only forward such content to willing recipients known to you and that you will not use such Services for engaging in spam or other unauthorized conduct.

No Automated Querying

You may not send automated queries of any sort to our sites without express permission in advance from Verified Credible. Note that "sending automated queries" includes, among other things:

Posting Material on Our Sites

Certain Sites may allow users to post or upload information, data, text, photographs, graphics, messages and/or other content ("Postings"). You acknowledge and agree that Postings and any and all liability arising from Postings are the sole responsibility of the user who posted the content ("Poster"), and not Verified Credible. Verified Credible does not control the Postings and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of any Postings. You understand that by using the Verified Credible Services, you may be exposed to Postings that are offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will Verified Credible be liable in any way for any Postings, including, but not limited to, for any errors, omissions or misrepresentations in any Postings, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of, or arising from, any Postings. If you do choose to post content on one of our Sites, please do not do so unless you understand that your Postings will be available publicly. You should not assume that you are anonymous online and cannot be identified by your Postings. You agree that all of your Postings will comply with the requirements of this Agreement.

You agree not to use our Sites to:

You acknowledge that Verified Credible does not pre-screen Postings, but that Verified Credible has the right, but not the obligation, to refuse to make available, to modify or to remove any Postings or portions of Postings in its sole discretion and at any time without notice to the Poster/Submitter, regardless of whether those Postings violate the terms of this Agreement or are otherwise objectionable.

You agree that your use of any Posting is at your own risk, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the Posting. You agree that if you rely on any Posting submitted to Verified Credible, it is solely at your own risk.

If you choose to provide any Postings on our Sites, you agree that Verified Credible may copy, distribute, display, publish, modify or translate such Postings for any purpose and in any medium worldwide (including incorporating the Postings into Verified Credible databases or any other Verified Credible property, product or service) without any obligation to compensate you or any other third party in any way for any such use. Verified Credible may grant other parties these same rights as to the Postings.

Sites with Registration

Certain Sites require users to register to obtain certain Verified Credible. Registration is initially available to anyone of requisite age and citizenship and is limited to one registration per user. By registering for these services, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as requested by the Verified Credible registration form (the "Registration Information") and (b) maintain and update the Registration Information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. In addition to other grounds for suspension or termination of your use of the Verified Credible System, if you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Verified Credible has reasonable grounds to suspect that information you have provided is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Verified Credible has the right to suspend or terminate your access and refuse you any and all use of relevant Site. Registrants have the right to terminate their account at any time by sending an e-mail to an address provided on the relevant Site.

Passwords and Security

Access to certain Verified Credible Services require you to choose a user name (or nickname) and password. If you do so, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account and for logging out of your account at the end of each session. In selecting a user name, you agree that you will not (i) select or use a screen name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) use a name subject to the rights of any person without their authorization; or (iii) use a screen name that is offensive to people of ordinary sensitivities, illegal, or infringing. You are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree (a) to notify Verified Credible immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. Verified Credible cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this section.

Links to Other Web Sites

A central part of the Verified Credible Services includes links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because Verified Credible has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Verified Credible is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Verified Credible shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource. Finally, you acknowledge that such external sites usually have their own terms and conditions, including privacy policies, over which Verified Credible has no control and which will govern your rights and obligations with respect to the use of those Web sites.

You’re Contact with Advertisers or Third Party Vendors

Your dealings with advertisers and third party vendors found on or through the Verified Credible Services, including your participation in promotions, the purchase of goods, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such activities, are solely between you and the third party. Verified Credible does not make any representations or warranties with respect to any goods or web sites that may be obtained from such third parties, and you agree that Verified Credible will have no liability for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of any activities you undertake in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods, services, information or other materials available, or through such third parties, on our Sites. You acknowledge that such external sites usually have their own terms and conditions, including privacy policies, over which Verified Credible has no control and which will govern your rights and obligations with respect to the use of those Web sites.

Compliance with Laws

You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding your use of our Sites including, without limitation, all applicable laws (as well as associated licenses and approvals) regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

Modifications to Verified Credible Services

Verified Credible reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify, suspend, discontinue or terminate the Verified Credible Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Verified Credible will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, discontinuation or termination of the Verified Credible Services.

Certain Restrictions

Verified Credible subscribers shall not copy, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, copy, clone, modify, alter or otherwise attempt to derive source code or other trade secrets from Verified Credible Reviews Management, PPC software and other technologies created by Verified Credible. Any attempts to reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, copy, clone, modify, alter or otherwise attempt to derive source code or other trade secrets in any way from the Verified Credible Reviews Management and Verified Credible technologies without Verified Credible’s specific approval are strictly prohibited. Any information supplied by Verified Credible or obtained by Verified Credible subscribers may not be used by Verified Credible subscribers to create any software, service, or code which is substantially similar to any of the Verified Credible Reviews Management and Verified Credible technologies. In the event that Verified Credible and/or its affiliates are no longer in business this non-compete will be null and void.

Non-Circumvention/Non-Disparagement

The Parties and their firms, companies, associates, corporations, joint ventures, partnerships, divisions, subsidiaries, employees, agents, heirs, assigns, designees, or consultants will not contact, deal with, negotiate, or participate in any transactions with any of the Contacts without first entering a written agreement with the Introducing Party who provided such Contact unless the Introducing Party gives prior written permission. At all times, neither Party will engage in any activity harmful to the other Party, any of other Party’s brands, partners, and affiliates or through misleading or deceptive advertising. Both Party A and Party B agree not to make any statements, written or verbal, or cause or encourage others to make any statements, written or verbal, that defame, disparage or in any way criticize the personal or business reputation, practices, or conduct of either Party, either Party’s business, its employees, directors, and officers. Both Parties further agree that this prohibition extends to statements, written or verbal, publicly or privately, made to anyone, including but not limited to, the news media, investors, potential investors, any board of directors or advisory board or directors, industry analysts, competitors, strategic partners, vendors, employees (past and present), and clients.

Termination of Your Access to Verified Credible Services

You agree that Verified Credible, in its sole discretion, may terminate your access to any of the Verified Credible Services, and/or remove, discard or modify any Postings or content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if Verified Credible believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this Agreement. You agree that any termination of your access to the Verified Credible Services may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that Verified Credible may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the Verified Credible Services. If you use the Sites in violation of this Agreement, Verified Credible may, in its sole discretion, retain all data collected from your use of the Site. Further, you agree that Verified Credible shall not be liable to you or any third party for the discontinuation or termination of your access to the Verified Credible Services, or collection of information notwithstanding in the case of your violation of this Agreement, even if advised of a claim for damages.

Information Disclaimer and Disclaimer of Warranties

BY USING VERIFIED CREDIBLE SERVICES YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:

Limitation of Liability

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT VERIFIED CREDIBLE IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES, OR ANY OTHER INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, HOWSOEVER CAUSED, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY), OR OTHERWISE RESULTING FROM: (1) THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, VERIFIED CREDIBLE SERVICES, (2) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES, GOODS OR AND WEB SITES, (3) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, (4) THE STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON OUR SITES, (5) RELIANCE ON CONTENT OR POSTINGS ON OUR SITES, OR (6) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO OUR SITES OR VERIFIED CREDIBLE SERVICES. THESE LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY WHETHER OR NOT VERIFIED CREDIBLE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY. EXCEPT AS REQUIRED BY THE INDEMNITY PROVISIONS HEREIN, IN NO EVENT WILL VERIFIED CREDIBLE 'S DIRECT LIABILITY HEREUNDER EXCEED $100.00.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU

Indemnification of VERIFIED CREDIBLE, Inc.

You agree to indemnify and hold Verified Credible, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their officers, directors, employees and agents harmless from and against any and all liability, losses, claims, demands, disputes, damages or costs of any kind, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees and costs of litigation, resulting from or in any way connected with (a) Postings or other content you submit or that are submitted from your account, (b) your use of or reliance on Verified Credible Services, (c) your connection to our Sites, (d) your violation of this Agreement, or (e) your violation of any rights of another party.

Copyright and Trademark Notices

You acknowledge and agree to the copyright and trademark notices posted here.

No Other Agreements between Us

With the exception of our Privacy Policy, this Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Verified Credible for governing your use of our Sites and Services and supersedes any prior agreements between you and Verified Credible for that purpose, including any membership agreements or other similar agreements applying to our Sites or Verified Credible Services.

Law Applicable to Interpretations and Disputes

This Agreement and the relationship between you and Verified Credible are governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and Verified Credible agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Hillsborough County, Florida.

Severability of This Agreement

If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court or other binding authority to be invalid, you agree that every attempt shall be made to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in that provision, and the remaining provisions contained in this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

Limitation of Actions Brought Against Verified Credible

You agree that any claim or cause of action arising out of your use of our Sites or this Agreement must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or it shall forever be barred, notwithstanding any statute of limitations or other law to the contrary. Within this period, any failure by Verified Credible to enforce or exercise any provision of this Agreement or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns with respect to this Agreement or our Sites, you may contact a representative of Verified Credible at admin@verifiedcredible.com or by mail at:

Verified Credible Inc
Attention: Legal Department
8308 Summer Grove Rd
Tampa, FL 33647
admin@verifiedcredible.com

Effective date: April 18, 2013