Date of Last Revision: July 19, 2016
Welcome to Bitstrips!
These Terms of Service (which we call the “Terms”) form a legally binding contract between you and Bitstrips, Inc. (“Bitstrips”). So please read them carefully.
By using our websites, mobile applications, and other online products and services (collectively, our “Services”), you agree to these Terms. If you don’t agree with these Terms, then don’t use our Services.
ARBITRATION NOTICE: WE WANT TO LET YOU KNOW UP FRONT THAT THESE TERMS CONTAIN AN ARBITRATION CLAUSE A LITTLE LATER ON. EXCEPT FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DISPUTES MENTIONED IN THAT ARBITRATION CLAUSE, YOU AND BITSTRIPS AGREE THAT DISPUTES BETWEEN US WILL BE RESOLVED BY MANDATORY BINDING ARBITRATION, AND YOU AND BITSTRIPS WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION.
1. Who Can Use our Services
No one under 13 is allowed to create an account or access or use our Services. We may offer additional Services with additional terms that may require you to be even older to use them. So please read all terms carefully.
By using the Services, you state that:
If you are using our Services on behalf of a business or some other entity, you state that you are authorized to grant all licenses set forth in these Terms and to agree to these Terms on behalf of the business or entity.
2. Rights We Grant You
Bitstrips grants you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable, nonexclusive, revocable, and non-sublicensable license to access and use our Services. This license is for the sole purpose of letting you use our Services in a way that these Terms allow.
Any software that we provide you may automatically download and install upgrades, updates, or other new features. You may be able to adjust these automatic downloads through your device's settings.
You may not copy, modify, distribute, sell, or lease any part of our Services, nor may you reverse engineer or attempt to extract the source code of that software, unless applicable laws prohibit these restrictions or you have our written permission to do so.
3. Rights You Grant Us
Some of our Services let you create, upload, post, send, receive, and store content. When you do that, you retain whatever ownership rights in that content you had to begin with. But you grant us and our affiliates a worldwide, royalty-free, sublicensable, and transferable license to host, store, use, display, reproduce, modify, adapt, edit, publish, and distribute that content. You also grant us and our affiliates a perpetual license to create derivative works from, promote, exhibit, broadcast, syndicate, publicly perform, and publicly display your content in any form and in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed).
While we're not required to do so, we may access, review, screen, and delete your content at any time and for any reason, including if we think your content violates these Terms. You alone though remain responsible for the content you create, upload, post, send, or store through our Services.
Any feedback or suggestions you submit about Bitstrips or our products or Services are non-confidential and will become the sole property of Bitstrips. This means that we can use your feedback and suggestions without compensating you.
4. Content of Others
Some of the content on our Services is produced by users and other third parties. Whether that content is posted publicly or sent privately, the content is the sole responsibility of the person or organization that submitted it. Although Bitstrips reserves the right to remove any content that violates these Terms, we do not necessarily review all of it. So we cannot—and do not—take responsibility for any content that others provide through our Services.
6. Respecting Other People's Rights
Bitstrips respects the rights of others. And so should you. You therefore may not upload, post, send, or store content that:
You must also respect Bitstrips's rights. These Terms do not grant you any right to:
In short: You may not use our Services or the content on our Services in ways that are not authorized by these Terms. Nor may you help or enable anyone else in doing so.
7. Respecting Copyright
Bitstrips honors the requirements set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. We therefore take reasonable steps to expeditiously remove from our Services any infringing material that we become aware of. And if Bitstrips becomes aware that one of its users has repeatedly infringed copyrights, we will take reasonable steps within our power to terminate the user's ability to access or use our Services.
If you believe that anything on our Services infringes a copyright that you own or control, please file a notice with our designated agent:
Attn: Copyright Agent
2024-777 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6J 0C2
If you file a notice with our designated agent, it must comply with the requirements set forth at 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3). That means the notice must:
We try hard to keep our Services a safe place for all users. But we can't guarantee it. That's where you come in. By using our Services, you agree that:
9. Your Account
You are responsible for any activity that occurs in your account. So it's important that you keep your account secure. One way to do that is to select a strong password that you don't use for any other account.
By using our Services, you agree that, in addition to exercising common sense:
If you think that someone has gained access to your account, please immediately reach out to Bitstrips Support.
10. Data Charges
You are responsible for any mobile charges that you may incur for using our Services, including text-messaging and data charges. If you're unsure what those charges may be, you should ask your service provider before using our Services.
11. Third-Party Services
If you use a service, feature, or functionality that is operated by a third party and made available through our Services (including Services we jointly offer with the third party), each party's terms will govern the respective party's relationship with you. Bitstrips is not responsible or liable for those third party terms or actions taken under the third party's terms.
12. Modifying the Services and Termination
We may add or remove features, products, or functionalities, and we may also suspend or stop our Services altogether. We may take any of these actions at any time, and when we do, we may not provide you with any notice beforehand.
Bitstrips may terminate these Terms with you at any time, for any reason, and without advanced notice. That means that we may stop providing you with any Services, or impose new or additional limits on your ability to use our Services. For example, we may deactivate your account due to prolonged inactivity.
Regardless of who terminates these Terms, both you and Bitstrips continue to be bound by Sections 3, 6, 12-21 of the Terms.
You agree, to the extent permitted under applicable law, to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Bitstrips, our directors, officers, employees, and affiliates from and against any and all complaints, charges, claims, damages, losses, costs, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys' fees) due to, arising out of, or relating in any way to: (a) your access to or use of our Services; (b) your content; and (c) your breach of these Terms.
We try to keep our Services up and running and free of annoyances. But we make no promises that we will succeed.
OUR SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" AND TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN ADDITION, WHILE BITSTRIPS ATTEMPTS TO PROVIDE A GOOD USER EXPERIENCE, WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT: (A) OUR SERVICES WILL ALWAYS BE SECURE, ERROR-FREE, OR TIMELY; (B) OUR SERVICES WILL ALWAYS FUNCTION WITHOUT DELAYS, DISRUPTIONS, OR IMPERFECTIONS; OR (C) THAT ANY BITSTRIPS CONTENT, USER CONTENT, OR INFORMATION YOU OBTAIN ON OR THROUGH OUR SERVICES WILL BE TIMELY OR ACCURATE.
BITSTRIPS TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR ANY CONTENT THAT YOU, ANOTHER USER, OR A THIRD PARTY CREATES, UPLOADS, POSTS, SENDS, RECEIVES, OR STORES ON OR THROUGH OUR SERVICES. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU MAY BE EXPOSED TO CONTENT THAT MIGHT BE OFFENSIVE, ILLEGAL, MISLEADING, OR OTHERWISE INAPPROPRIATE, NONE OF WHICH BITSTRIPS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR.
15. Limitation of Liability
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, BITSTRIPS AND OUR MANAGING MEMBERS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, AND SUPPLIERS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR MULTIPLE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES, WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, USE, GOODWILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM: (A) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE OUR SERVICES; (B) THE CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES ON OR THROUGH OUR SERVICES; OR (C) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE, OR ALTERATION OF YOUR CONTENT, EVEN IF BITSTRIPS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL BITSTRIPS'S AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO OUR SERVICES EXCEED THE GREATER OF $100 USD OR THE AMOUNT YOU PAID BITSTRIPS, IF ANY, IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO SOME OR ALL OF THE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
16. Arbitration, Class Waiver, and Jury Waiver
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPHS CAREFULLY BECAUSE THEY REQUIRE YOU TO ARBITRATE DISPUTES WITH BITSTRIPS, AND LIMIT THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM US.
17. Exclusive Venue
To the extent the parties are permitted under these Terms to initiate litigation in a court, both you and Bitstrips agree that all claims and disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms or the use of our Services will be litigated exclusively in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. If, however, that court would lack original jurisdiction over the litigation, then all claims and disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms or the use of our Services will be litigated exclusively in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. You and Bitstrips consent to the personal jurisdiction of both courts.
18. Choice of Law
Except to the extent they are preempted by U.S. federal law, the laws of California, other than its conflict-of-laws principles, govern these Terms and any disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms or their subject matter, including tort claims.
If any provision of these Terms is found unenforceable, then that provision will be severed from these Terms and not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
20. Additional Terms for Specific Services
Given the breadth of our Services, we sometimes need to craft additional terms and conditions for specific Services. Those additional terms and conditions, which will be available with the relevant Services, then become part of your agreement with us if you use those Services.
21. Final Terms
Bitstrips welcomes comments, questions, concerns, or suggestions. Please send feedback to us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bitstrips, Inc. is located at 2024-777 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6J 0C2.