1. Acceptance of Terms
If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use the Services.
Important: Spending Aid may change these Terms from time to time, on a prospective basis, and modify, add or discontinue any aspect, content or feature of the Services, at its sole discretion. Your continued use or accessing of the Services following the posting of any changes to the Terms constitutes your acceptance of such changes. To the extent that an arbitrator or court of applicable jurisdiction determines that applying any changes to these Terms would render this an illusory or unenforceable contract, such changes shall be applicable on a prospective basis only, with respect to events or circumstances occurring after the date of such changes, to the extent necessary to avoid these Terms being deemed illusory or unenforceable.
Unauthorized access, distribution, reproduction, copying, retransmission, publication, sale, exploitation (commercial or otherwise), or any other form of transfer of any portion of the Site or Services, including but not limited to all content, services, digital products, tools or products, is hereby expressly prohibited.
2 User Generated Content
Spending Aid does not pre-screen or regularly review all contributed content. However, Spending Aid has the absolute right (though not the obligation) to remove, without notice, any content posted.
By posting any content, you represent and warrant (a) you have all right, title, and interest to such posted content, including but not limited to any consent, authorization, release, clearance or license from any third party (such as, but not limited to, any release related to rights of privacy or publicity) necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the posted content, or (b) such posted content is in the public domain, or (c) your use of such posted content constitutes fair use. You further represent and warrant that posting such content does not violate or constitute the infringement of any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of privacy, right of publicity, moral rights, or other intellectual property right recognized by any applicable jurisdiction of any person or entity, or otherwise constitute the breach of any agreement with any other person or entity.
You also agree not to post any of the following types of content to the Site: (a) adult content, pornography, explicit sexual images, or nude images; (b) content containing explicit, vulgar, or obscene language; (c) content promoting hate, abuse or destructive actions; (d) content promoting illegal activities; or primarily political, religious, psychic, or metaphysical content; (e) content promoting pirated software; (f) content intending for phishing or spreading malware; (g) content that is disparaging of any person or entity; (h) content that is in violation of any law or regulation; or (i) any other content that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable or offensive, all as determined by us.
2.1 License to Spending Aid
By posting or contributing content to the Services, or by providing any feedback, suggestions, ideas, and other submissions to Spending Aid, you are granting Spending Aid a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, and worldwide license to use your content in connection with the operation of the Services, including, without limitation, (a) the license rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your content, and/or to incorporate it into a collective work, and (b) the right to sublicense any or all of Spending Aid's license rights to others. You further waive any and all moral rights in and to such content in favor of Spending Aid. For greater certainty, this means that, among other things, Spending Aid has the right to use any and all ideas you submit (including ideas about our products, services, publications or advertising campaigns) in any manner that we choose, without any notice or obligation to you whatsoever.
2.3 Acts Against the Services
Spending Aid hereby grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, license to access and use the Services as provided by Spending Aid solely for your personal use and enjoyment in the manner permitted by these Terms. You shall not attempt or engage in potentially harmful acts that are directed against the Services including, without limitation, any one or more of the following:
(a) Using the Services in contravention of any other agreement to which you are a party, including without limitation any employment agreement to which you may be a party; (b) causing, allowing, or assisting any other person to impersonate you; (c) emulating or faking usage of the Services; (d) violating or attempting to violate any security features of the Services; (e) using manual or automated software, devices, scripts, robots, or other means or processes to access, "scrape," "crawl," or "spider" any pages contained in the Site; (f) introducing viruses, worms, software, Trojan horses, or other similar harmful code into the Services; (g) interfering or attempting to interfere with the use of the Services by any other user, host, or network, including without limitation by means of submitting a virus, overloading, "flooding," "spamming," "mail bombing," "pinging," or "crashing" the Services; (h) causing, allowing or assisting machines, bots, or automated services to access or use the Services without the express written permission of Spending Aid; (i) tampering with the operation, functionality, or the security of the Services; (j) attempting to override or circumvent any security or usage rules embedded into the Services that permit digital materials to be protected; (k) attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Services, or any associated system or network, or breach any security or authentication measures; (l) misusing, tricking, disrupting, or otherwise interfering with the functioning of the Services; (m) harvesting or collecting email addresses or other contact information of other users or clients from the Services by electronic or other means; (n) reverse engineering, decompiling, disassembling, deciphering, or otherwise attempting to derive the source code for any underlying intellectual property used to provide the Services; (o) engaging in "framing," "mirroring," or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Services; (p) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting; (q) deep-linking to any portion of this Services without our express written permission; (r) acting illegally or maliciously against the business interests or reputation of Spending Aid or the Merchants promoted via the Services; (s) hyperlinking to the Services from any other website without our initial and ongoing consent; (t) using the Services or any of its contents to advertise or solicit, for any other commercial, political or religious purpose, or to compete, directly or indirectly with Spending Aid; (u) reselling or repurposing your access to the Services or any purchases made through the Services; or (w) using the Services or any of its resources to solicit other users of the Services, Merchants or other business partners of Spending Aid to become users or partners of other online or offline services directly or indirectly competitive or potentially competitive with Spending Aid, including without limitation, aggregating current or previously offered coupons or deals.
Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. You agree that it is your responsibility to install anti-virus software and related protections against viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, or other computer programming routines or engines that are intended to damage, destroy, disrupt, or otherwise impair a computer's functionality or operation.
2.4 Parental Notice
Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230(d) as amended, Spending Aid hereby notifies you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filter services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Information identifying current providers of such protection is available on the Internet (e.g., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_content-control_software).
3.1 Information Accuracy
Spending Aid makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy or fitness for use of any offers, including, but not limited to, coupons, rebates, discounts, etc. posted via the Services or that any third party will honor or acknowledge any such offers, coupons, rebates, discounts, etc. posted via the Services. Spending Aid is not responsible for providing any value for any offers, coupons, rebates, discounts, etc. posted via the Services. Spending Aid is not responsible for the change of information at third party sites or stores including but not limited to rebate information, pricing, availability or fitness for use. You understand that Spending Aid does not and cannot review all material made available through websites linked or linking to any part of the Services. Spending Aid does not warrant that the Services or any functions contained in Spending Aid content available via the Services will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Services or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or bugs. IN NO EVENT SHALL SPENDING AID OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES (WHETHER CONSEQUENTIAL, DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR OTHERWISE) ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH, A THIRD PARTY'S OFFERS, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARE BASED ON CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, TORT OR OTHER THEORIES OF LIABILITY, AND ALSO REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SPENDING AID WAS GIVEN ACTUAL OR CONSTRUCTIVE NOTICE THAT DAMAGES WERE POSSIBLE.
3.3 Trademark Information
You agree that all of Spending Aid's trademarks, trade names, service marks, and other logos and brand features (including, without limitation, "Spending Aid") that are displayed via the Services are trademarks and the property of Spending Aid. Third-party trademarks are the property of their respective third-party owners. Presence of a third-party trademark on the Services does not mean that Spending Aid has any relationship with that third party or that such third party endorses the Services or Spending Aid.
3.4 Intellectual Property Ownership
All right, title and interest in the Services, including technology and trade secrets embodied therein and any custom developments created or provided in connection with or related to these Terms, including all copyrights, patents, trade secrets, trade dress and other proprietary rights, and any derivative works thereof, shall belong solely and exclusively to Spending Aid or its licensors, and you shall have no rights whatsoever in any of the foregoing. You acknowledge that the Services constitute a valuable trade secret and/or are the confidential information of Spending Aid or its licensors. Nothing in these Terms or otherwise will be deemed to grant to you an ownership interest in the Services, in whole or in part. All content and materials included as part of the Services, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, information, data, forms, photographs, graphs, videos, typefaces, graphics, music, sounds, and other material, and software are the property of Spending Aid, its licensors, or applicable third party rights holders (such as Merchants), and is protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights and these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereinafter developed. You understand and acknowledge that unauthorized disclosure, use or copying of the proprietary products and services provided pursuant to these Terms may cause Spending Aid and its licensors irreparable injury, which may not be remedied at law, and you agree that Spending Aid and its licensors' remedies for breach of these Terms may be in equity by way of injunctive or other equitable relief.
3.5 Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy
Notice and Takedown Procedure
It is our policy to expeditiously respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"). This section describes the information that should be present in these notices. The form of notice specified below is consistent with the form suggested by the DMCA (the text of which can be found at the U.S. Copyright Office Web Site, http://www.copyright.gov), but we will respond to notices of this form from other jurisdictions as well.
It is expected that all users of any part of the Services will comply with applicable copyright laws. If Spending Aid receives proper notification of claimed copyright infringement, our response to these notices will include removing or disabling access to material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity, regardless of whether we may be liable for such infringement under applicable law.
If we remove or disable access to the Services in response to such a notice, we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the owner or administrator of the affected site or content so that they may make a counter notification pursuant to Sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the DMCA. We may also document notices of alleged infringement on which we act.
4. Disclaimer, Release, & Limitation of Liability
THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY SPENDING AID ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. SPENDING AID MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICES OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS AVAILABLE VIA THE SERVICES. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, SPENDING AID DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SPENDING AID DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES, ITS SERVERS, OR E-MAIL SENT FROM SPENDING AID ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH MERCHANTS AND OTHER USERS OF THE SITE. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAWS, YOU HEREBY RELEASE SPENDING AID FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS OR LIABILITY RELATED TO ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE OF A MERCHANT, ANY ACTION OR INACTION BY MERCHANT, INCLUDING MERCHANT'S FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH APPLICABLE LAW, AND ANY CONDUCT OR SPEECH, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE, OF ANY OTHER USER.
IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE 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."
4.3 Limitation of Liability
SPENDING AID WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SERVICES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
THE LAWS OF CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
5. Dispute Resolution
5.1 Law and Forum for Legal Disputes
These Terms or any claim, cause of action or dispute ("claim") arising out of or related to these Terms shall be governed by the laws of the state of Romania regardless of your country of origin or where you access our services, and notwithstanding of any conflicts of law principles. You and Spending Aid agree that all claims arising out of or related to these Terms must be resolved exclusively by a state court located in Romania, except as otherwise agreed by the parties or as described in the Arbitration Option paragraph below. You and Spending Aid agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Romania for the purpose of litigating all such claims. Notwithstanding the above, you agree that Spending Aid shall still be allowed to apply for injunctive remedies (or an equivalent type of urgent legal relief) in any jurisdiction.
5.2 Arbitration Option
For any claim (excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable relief) where the total amount of the award sought is less than $10,000, the party requesting relief may elect to resolve the dispute in a cost effective manner through binding non-appearance-based arbitration. In the event a party elects arbitration, they shall initiate such arbitration through an established alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") provider mutually agreed upon by the parties. The ADR provider and the parties must comply with the following rules: (a) the arbitration shall be conducted by telephone, online and/or be solely based on written submissions, the specific manner shall be chosen by the party initiating the arbitration; (b) the arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties; and (c) any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator shall be final and may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.
You acknowledge and agree to indemnify and hold Spending Aid, its affiliates, officers, employees and agents, harmless, including costs and attorneys' fees, from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Services, your violation of these Terms, the infringement by you or made under your Account(s), of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity or arising out of or related to any products or services purchased by you in connection with the Services.
6.2 Termination of Service
Spending Aid disclaims all responsibility and liability for the availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Services. Spending Aid reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Services or access to the Services without any notice at any time and without any liability to you.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede and replace all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. However, Spending Aid may operate additional projects or services which require separate or additional terms. Such different terms are made available through the individual project or service and are not addressed further herein. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction or arbitrator to be illegal, void, or unenforceable, the unenforceable provision will be modified so as to render it enforceable and effective to the maximum extent possible in order to effect the intention of the provision; if a court or arbitrator finds the modified provision invalid, illegal, void or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Agreement will not be affected in any way.
6.5 Injunctive Relief
You acknowledge and agree that any violation or breach of the Terms may cause Spending Aid immediate and irreparable harm and damages. Accordingly, and notwithstanding any other provision of these Terms or other applicable legal requirements, you acknowledge and Spending Aid reserves the right to, in its discretion, immediately seek and obtain preliminary injunctive relief (including, without limitation, temporary restraining orders) and seek and obtain permanent injunctive relief regarding any violation or breach of these Terms. In addition to any and all other remedies available to Spending Aid in law or in equity, Spending Aid may seek specific performance of any term in these Terms, including but not limited to by preliminary or permanent injunction.
6.6 Damages For Violations Of Section 2.3(a)-(z)
In addition to any injunctive relief discussed above, if you are involved or cause others to be involved in behavior that violates Section 2.3(a)-(z) above, you agree to pay to Spending Aid the total amount of all actual damages (including but not limited to direct, indirect, consequential and incidental damages) caused by such a violation of these Terms for which you bear responsibility. Further, you acknowledge that, for violations of Section 2.3(a)-(z), actual damages would be extremely difficult or impossible to quantify. Accordingly, for violating Section 2.3(a)-(z), you agree to pay liquidated damages to Spending Aid as described in the schedule set forth in Section 6.7 below.
Furthermore, you agree that the amounts of liquidated damages described in Section 6.7 below are reasonable estimates of Spending Aid’s damages for violations of Section 2.3(a)-(z).
You further agree that, to the greatest extent permitted by applicable law, every remedy described by these Terms, including the liquated damages set forth in Sections 6.6 and 6.7, shall be cumulative and shall be in addition to every other remedy given hereunder or now or hereafter existing at law or in equity or by statute or otherwise.
6.7 Liquidated Damages Schedule For Violations Of Section 2.3(a)-(z)
For purposes of this schedule of liquidated damages, "Item of Content" means each and every offer coupon, rebate, deal, discount, etc. of any type featured on the Spending Aid website by Spending Aid or any user (or any other third party in any manner). Each single coupon, rebate, deal, discount, etc. that is featured on the Spending Aid website is a single Item of Content. Each Item of Content shall be considered and treated as an individual, discrete Item of Content even if it contains the same or substantially similar content as one or more other Items of Content.
For purposes of this schedule of liquidated damages, "Instance of Unauthorized Conduct," or "Act" means each individual time Spending Aid’s servers are accessed in connection with or in facilitation of a violation of Section 2.3(a)-(z). With respect to the Instances of Unauthorized Conduct enumerated in below, each day Spending Aid’s servers are accessed to facilitate one or more of the violations enumerated therein shall constitute one Instance of Unauthorized Conduct.
For each violation of Section 2.3(a)-(z), you agree to pay liquidated damages to Spending Aid in the amount specified below. You further acknowledge and agree that the imposition of liquidated damages for each such violation is independent and distinct, and that the assessment of total liquidated damages for multiple violations is cumulative and in addition to every other remedy given hereunder or now or hereafter existing at law or in equity or by statute or otherwise.
A. $50 Per Item of Content Copied in Violation of Section 2.3 in Violation of Section 2.3(e) or (h)
You agree to pay $50 per violation for each Item of Content accessed or obtained via Spending Aid (1) using manual or automated software, devices, scripts, robots, or other means or processes to access, "scrape," "crawl," or "spider" any pages contained in the Site of Spending Aid or (2) by causing, allowing or assisting machines, bots, or automated services to access or use the Services without the express written permission of Spending Aid.
B. $100 Per Instance of Unauthorized Conduct in Violation of Section 2.3(d)-(e)
You agree to pay $100 per violation for each (1) Act of logging onto a server or Account(s) that you are not authorized to access or (2) Act of creating more than one account, forging user names, manipulating identifiers, or otherwise impersonating any other person or misrepresenting your identity or affiliation with any person or entity as set forth in Section 2.3(d)-(e).
C. $1,000 Per Instance of Unauthorized Conduct in Violation of Section 2.3(f)-(g)
You agree to pay $1,000 per violation for each (1) Act of emulating or faking usage of the Services or (2) Act of violating or attempting to violate any security features of the Services as set forth in Section 2.3(f)-(g).
D. $10,000 Per Instance of Unauthorized Conduct in Violation of Section 2.3(h)-(z)
Certain technology can be misused to facilitate harm to Spending Aid, its users, and/or its affiliates on a massive scale.
You agree to pay $10,000 for each (1) Act of using manual or automated software, devices, scripts, robots, or other means or processes to access, "scrape," "crawl," or "spider" any pages contained in the Site; (2) Act of introducing viruses, worms, software, Trojan horses, or other similar harmful code into the Services; (3) Act of interfering or attempting to interfere with the use of the Services by any other user, host, or network, including without limitation by means of submitting a virus, overloading, "flooding," "spamming," "mail bombing," "pinging," or "crashing" the Services; (4) Act of causing, allowing or assisting machines, bots, or automated services to access or use the Services without the express written permission of Spending Aid; (5) Act of tampering with the operation, functionality, or the security of the Services; (6) Act of attempting to override or circumvent any security or usage rules embedded into the Services that permit digital materials to be protected; (7) Act of attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Services, or any associated system or network, or breach any security or authentication measures; (8) Act of misusing, tricking, disrupting, or otherwise interfering with the functioning of the Services; (9) Act of harvesting or collecting email addresses or other contact information of other users or clients from the Services by electronic or other means; (10) Act of reverse engineering, decompiling, disassembling, deciphering, or otherwise attempting to derive the source code for any underlying intellectual property used to provide the Services; (11) Act of engaging in "framing," "mirroring," or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Services; (12) Act of forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting; (13) Act of deep-linking to any portion of this Services without our express written permission; (14) Act of acting illegally or maliciously against the business interests or reputation ofSpending Aid or the Merchants promoted via the Services; (15) Act of hyperlinking to the Services from any other website without our initial and ongoing consent; (16) Act of using the Services or any of its contents to advertise or solicit, for any other commercial, political or religious purpose, or to compete, directly or indirectly with Spending Aid; (17) Act of reselling or repurposing your access to the Services or any purchases made through the Services; or (18) Act of using the Services or any of its resources to solicit other users of the Services, Merchants or other business partners of Spending Aid to become users or partners of other online or offline services directly or indirectly competitive or potentially competitive with Spending Aid, including without limitation, aggregating current or previously offered coupons or deals as set forth in Section 2.3 (f)-(z).