Updated as of August 2020

 

Terms of Service

 

Introduction

 

Thank you for choosing Handlebikes, Inc. (“Company”) for your business.  The Company provides sales and operations of turnkey micromobility programs, as well as bicycle sales and maintenance.  The Company refers to the foregoing products and/or services herein collectively as “Services.”

 

These Terms of Service (“Agreement”) apply to any use of and access to our Services and/or our website located at www.handlebikes.com (“Website”) by you and/or your agents (collectively, “you”).  When you use our Services, you are agreeing to our terms, so please carefully read the Terms of Service and the Privacy Policy, incorporated herein, as these documents contain important information regarding your legal rights and obligations. 

 

THIS DOCUMENT, THE TERMS OF SERVICE, IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE COMPANY AND YOU WHICH GOVERNS YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND THE WEBSITE.  YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND THE WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF AND AGREEMENT TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, HANDLEBIKES MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT AND THE PRIVACY POLICY INCORPORATED HEREIN; AND YOUR REPRESENTATION THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 16 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.  IF YOU OBJECT TO ANYTHING IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO USE THE SERVICES.  If you accept these Terms of Service and use the Services on behalf of a company, organization, or other legal entity, you represent and warrant to the Company that you have full power and authority to do so. 

 

Effective Date.   This Agreement is effective (“Effective Date”) on the date you first access or use the Services and/or the Website, whichever is earlier.

 

End User License Agreement.   For clarity, the following provisions govern the use of the Company’s web application (the “Application”), which may be further governed by a separate End User License Agreement accessible through the app:

By continuing to use the Application, you agree as follows:

  • You understand and intend that this Agreement is a legally binding agreement and the equivalent of a signed, written contract;

  • You will use the Application in a manner consistent with applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with the terms and conditions in this Agreement as it may be amended by the Company from time to time; and

  • You understand, accept, and have received this Agreement and its terms and conditions, and acknowledge and demonstrate that you can access this Agreement.

If you do not agree with the terms and conditions in this Agreement, please discontinue all further use of the Application.

  • The Company’s License to You.  The Company grants you a single, non-exclusive, non-transferable and limited personal license to access and use the Application. This license is conditioned on your continued compliance with the terms and conditions in this Agreement. You may not rent, lease, lend, sell, transfer, redistribute, or sublicense the Application and, if you sell or otherwise transfer a device on which the application is installed to a third party, you must remove the Application from such device before doing so. You may not copy, decompile, reverse-engineer, disassemble, attempt to derive the source code of, modify, or create derivative works of the Application, any updates, or any part thereof (except as and only to the extent that any foregoing restriction is prohibited by applicable law or to the extent as may be permitted by the licensing terms governing use of any open-sourced components included with the Application).

  • Your License to the Company.  Any communications or material of any kind that you email, post, or otherwise transmit to the Company using the Application, including data, questions, comments, or suggestions (your “Communications”) will become the property of the Company. You hereby grant a license to the Company to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in your Communications for any purpose including, but not limited to, developing and marketing products using such information.

  • Electronic Signatures.  You agree to be bound by any affirmance, assent, or agreement you transmit to the Company using the Application, including but not limited to any consent you give to receive communications from the Company solely through electronic transmission. You agree that, when in the future you click on an “I agree,” “I consent” or other similarly worded “button” or entry field in the Application, your agreement or consent will be legally binding and enforceable and the legal equivalent of your handwritten signature.  Furthermore, you hereby waive any rights or requirements under any laws or regulations in any jurisdiction that require an original (non-electronic) signature or delivery or retention of non-electronic records, to the extent permitted under applicable law.

  • Carrier Charges.  Company does not charge for the Application, but your carrier’s data rates may apply to your use of the Application.

  • Use of the Company Services.  In addition to all provisions set forth elsewhere in the Terms of Service, the following requirements apply to your use of the Application:

    • You will not collect or store personal data about other users of the Application.

    • You will not use the Application for any commercial purpose not expressly approved by the Company in writing.

    • You will not upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any material that contains viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs which might interrupt, limit, or interfere with the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.

    • You will not use the Application when you are driving a motor vehicle, even if doing so is legally permitted in your location.

    • You will comply with all terms set forth in the Handlebikes Membership Agreement.

  • Security of Data Transmission and Storage.  Electronic communications using the Application may not always be encrypted. You acknowledge that there is a risk that data, including email, electronic communications, and personal data, may be accessed by unauthorized third parties when communicated between you and the Company or between you and other parties.  Company and its affiliates, and agents are permitted, but not obligated, to review or retain your Communications. The Company may monitor your Communications to evaluate the quality of service you receive, your compliance with the Agreement, the security of the Application, or for other reasons. You agree that such monitoring activities will not entitle you to any cause of action or other right with respect to the manner in which the Company or its affiliates or agents monitor your Communications and enforces or fails to enforce the terms of the Agreement. In no event will the Company or any of its affiliates or agents be liable for any costs, damages, expenses, or any other liabilities incurred by you as a result of monitoring activities by the Company or its affiliates or agents.

  • Hyperlinks. The Application may contain links to other sites. The Company does not control such other sites, and the Company and its affiliates and agents make no representations whatsoever concerning the content, accuracy, security or privacy of those sites. The fact that the Company has provided a link to a site is not an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or affiliation with respect to such site, its owners or its providers. There are risks in using any information, software, or products found on the Internet, and the Company cautions you to make sure you understand these risks before retrieving, using, relying upon, or purchasing anything via the Internet. You agree that under no circumstances will you hold the Company or its affiliates or agents liable for any loss or damage caused by use of or reliance on any content, goods, or services available on other sites.

  • Trademarks and Copyrights. The Application is owned by the Company or its affiliates or agents, and is protected by United States copyright laws and international treaty provisions. All content, trademarks, services marks, trade names, logos, and icons are proprietary to the Company or its affiliates or agents. Nothing contained in the Application should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark displayed in the Application without the written permission of the Company or such third party that may own the trademarks displayed in the Application. Your use of the trademarks displayed in the Application, or any other content in the Application, except as provided herein, is strictly prohibited.  Images displayed through the Application are either the property of, or used with permission by the Company or its affiliates or agents. You are prohibited from using or authorizing the use of these images unless specifically permitted under the Agreement. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, or other regulations and statutes.

Membership and Use of the Services. In order to use the Company’s Services, you will be required to apply for membership and enter into a separate Handlebikes Membership Agreement.  No one may use the Services without a valid, signed Handlebikes Membership Agreement that is current and not expired as of the date of your use of the Services.

 

Fees.   Upon notice to you, the Company may increase any fees specified in connection with its Services.  Fees do not include any taxes, levies, duties or similar governmental assessments of any nature, including, for example, value-added, sales, use or withholding taxes, assessable by any jurisdiction (collectively, “Taxes”).  You are responsible for paying all Taxes associated with purchases and transactions under this Agreement. 

 

You may pay by credit card by way of the Company’s third-party payment processor.   You agree not to file a credit or debit card chargeback with regard to any amount of fees charged in connection with the Services.  Instead, you agree to abide by the dispute resolution procedures outlined herein, below.

Account.   By creating an online account with the Company on its Website or App ("Account"), you are granted a right to use the Services provided by the Company subject to the restrictions set forth in these Terms of Service, Handlebikes Membership Agreement, and the Privacy Policy, provided that you have also been approved for membership by Handlebikes and that you have completed the Handlebikes Membership Agreement, each of which (the Terms of Service, Handlebikes Membership Agreement, and Privacy Policy) are incorporated by reference herein. 

 

Our Account registration process will ask you for information including your name, email and or physical address, phone number, etc. (hereinafter, collectively referred to as “Personal Information,” as previously defined in our Privacy Policy).  By registering for an Account, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the registration process.  You further agree that you will not knowingly omit or misrepresent any material facts or information, and that you will promptly enter corrected or updated information in your Account, or notify us in writing regarding your corrected or updated information. 

 

We may verify your provided information, as required for your use of and access to the Services.  We may also decline your request for Handlebikes membership in connection with the Handlebikes Membership Agreement, for any reason or no reason at all.  You agree to maintain your Account solely for your own use.  You agree that you will not allow another person to use your Account.  We reserve the right to suspend or terminate the Account of any User who provides inaccurate, untrue, or incomplete information, or who fails to comply with the account registration requirements.

 

You are solely and entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account, and for any charges, damages, liabilities or losses incurred or suffered as a result of your failure to do so.  Furthermore, you are solely and entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your Account, including any charges incurred relating to the Services.

 

The Company is not liable for any harm caused by or related to the theft of your Account, your disclosure of your Account, or your authorization to allow another person to access or use the Services using your Account.  You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your Account or any other breach of security known to you.  You acknowledge that the complete privacy of your data and messages transmitted while using the Services and/or the Website cannot be guaranteed in the event of breach.

 

Links to Third-Party Accounts.   As part of the functionality of the Services, and pursuant to our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated herein, we offer you the option to link your Account with online accounts you may have with third parties such as Facebook, Google, etc. ("Third Party Account") by either: (i) providing your Third Party Account login information through the Services; or (ii) allowing the Company to access your Third Party Account, as is permitted under the applicable terms and conditions that govern your use of each Third Party Account.

 

You represent that you own and are entitled to disclose your Third Party Account login information to the Company and/or grant the Company access to your Third Party Account (including, but not limited to, for use for the purposes described herein), without breach by you of any of the terms and conditions that govern your use of the applicable Third Party Account.  The Company will not pay any fees or be subject to any usage limitations imposed by such third party service providers.

 

By granting the Company access to any Third Party Accounts, you understand that (i) the Company may access, make available and store (if applicable) any content that you have provided to and stored in your Third Party Account (the "SNS Content") so that it is available on and through the Services via your Account, including without limitation any friend lists, and (ii) the Company may submit and receive additional information to your Third Party Account to the extent you are notified when you link your Account with the Third Party Account.  Please note that if a Third Party Account or associated service becomes unavailable or the Company's access to such Third Party Account is terminated by the third party service provider, then SNS Content may no longer be available on and through the Services.

 

Depending on the Third Party Accounts you choose to link with the Website, and subject to the privacy settings that you have set in the Third Party Accounts, personally identifiable information that you post to your Third Party Accounts may be available on and through your Account on the Website.  Depending on your privacy settings, the Company may access your contacts associated with a Third Party Account, solely for the purposes of identifying and informing you of those contacts who have also registered to use the Services and/or Website, unless you expressly tell us not to do so in writing.

 

Finally, you will have the ability to disable the connection between your Account and your Third Party Accounts at any time.  PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR THIRD PARTY ACCOUNTS IS GOVERNED SOLELY BY YOUR AGREEMENT(S) WITH SUCH THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS.  The Company makes no effort to review Simple Notification Service push notification content (“SNS Content”) by any Third Party Accounts for any purpose, including but not limited to, for accuracy, legality or non-infringement, and the Company is not responsible for any SNS Content by Third Party Accounts.

 

Termination.   The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your Account if you violate these Terms of Service or for any reason or no reason at any time.  We may also suspend your access to the Services and/or Website, and your Account if you: (a) have violated the terms of these Terms of Service, any other agreement you have with the Company; (b) pose an unacceptable credit or fraud risk to us or Users; (c) provide any false, incomplete, inaccurate, or misleading information or otherwise engage in fraudulent or illegal conduct; or (d) for any other reason in the Company's sole discretion.

 

If your Account is terminated or suspended for any reason or no reason, you agree: (a) to continue to be bound by these Terms of Service; (b) to immediately stop using the Services, (c) that any licenses granted to you under these Terms of Service shall end; (d) that we reserve the right (but have no obligation) to hide or delete all of your information and account data stored on our servers; and (e) that the Company shall not be liable to you or any third party for termination or suspension of access to the Services or for deletion or hiding of your information or account data.  You agree that the Company may retain and use your information and account data as needed to comply with investigations and applicable law, and as indicated in the Company’s Privacy Policy.

 

However, we will not be liable to you for compensation, reimbursement, or damages in connection with your use of the Services, or in connection with any termination or suspension of the Services.  Any termination of these Terms of Service does not relieve you of any obligations to pay any Fees or costs accrued prior to the termination and any other amounts owed by you to us, as provided in these Terms of Service.

 

Fees/Payment Processing.   Users of the Services will be required to provide their credit card or bank account details to the Company to process payment(s).  The Company collects, analyzes and relays information to allow the service provider to process these payment(s). 

 

You authorize us to process payment(s) for the Services, using the payment information you have supplied.  Specifically, you will be required to provide your credit card or bank account details to the Company and/or the third-party service provider, and/or register with the third-party service provider to process payment(s) for the Services.  You agree to provide the Company and/or the third-party service provider with accurate and complete information about you and/or your business; and you authorize the Company to share it and any transaction information related to your use of the Services and/or Website with the third-party service provider for the purpose of processing payment(s), including but not limited to the service fees owed to Company for the use of the Service. 

 

The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion (but not the obligation), to: (i) place on hold any payment and out of pocket expenses; and/or (ii) refund, provide credits or arrange for the third-party service provider to do so, as necessary. 

 

If you believe a payment has been processed in error, you must provide written notice to the Company within thirty (30) days after the date of payment specifying the nature of the error and the amount in dispute.  If notice is not received by the Company within such thirty (30) day period, the payment will be deemed final and valid.

 

The Company is not liable for any losses relating to chargebacks, fraudulent charges, or other actions by any User that are deceptive, fraudulent or otherwise invalid.  By using the Services, you hereby release the Company from any liability arising from fraudulent actions. You will also use best efforts to promptly notify the Company of any fraudulent actions which may affect the Services.  The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate the account of any User that engages in, or enables any other User to engage in, fraudulent actions.

 

While the Company takes what it believes to be reasonable efforts to ensure secure transmission of your information to the third-party service provider that assesses and processes payment(s), the Company is not responsible for any fees or charges assessed by third party service providers, or any errors in the processing of payment(s) by third party service providers, including any errors that result from third-party negligence, improper transmission of payment information, your mistaken submission of payment information, or your submission of erroneous payment information.  Your sole recourse is with the third-party service provider which processed the payment(s).

 

Links to Other Websites.   As described in the Privacy Policy, incorporated herein, the Services may contain links to third party websites, such as but not limited to Instagram, Facebook, Amazon, and Movatic, that are not owned or controlled by the Company.  The Company has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites.  In addition, the Company will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party site.  By using the Services, you expressly relieve the Company from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website that is referenced or linked on our Website.

 

Links to this Website.   We grant you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, non-assignable, personal, and non-transferable license to create hyperlinks to the Website and/or Services, so long as: (a) the links only incorporate text, and do not use any trademarks, (b) the links and the content on your website do not suggest any affiliation with the Company or cause any other confusion, and (c) the links and the content on your website do not portray the Company or its products or Services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter, and do not contain content that is unlawful, offensive, obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, threatening, harassing, or abusive, or that violate any right of any third party or are otherwise objectionable to the Company.  The Company reserves the right to suspend or prohibit linking to the Website and/or Services for any reason, in its sole discretion, without advance notice or any liability of any kind to you or any third party.

 

Intellectual Property Rights.   As discussed in the Company’s Privacy Policy, incorporated herein, the Company owns all right, title and interest in and to the Services, the Company Data and Aggregated Data, including, without limitation, all intellectual property rights therein.  Subject to the limited rights expressly granted to you under this Agreement and the Privacy Policy, the Company reserves all rights, title and interest in and to the Services, the Company Data and Aggregated Data, including, without limitation, all related intellectual property rights.  The Company’s service marks, logos and product and service names are owned by the Company. You agree not to display or use any of the Company marks in any manner without the Company’s express prior written permission. 

 

In addition, any trademarks, service marks and logos associated with a Third Party Offering may be the property of the third party provider, and you should consult with their trademark guidelines before using any of their marks.

 

Any information and data that you submit to the Website or in connection with the Services must not violate the intellectual property rights of third parties.

 

Finally, as specified in the Company’s Privacy Policy, you grant us a license to use your customer feedback in connection with providing the Services and for general marketing purposes, unless you notify us otherwise in writing.

 

No Submission of Unsolicited Ideas and/or Materials.   In your communications with the Company, please keep in mind that we do not seek any unsolicited ideas or materials for products or services, or even suggested improvements to products or services, including, without limitation, ideas, concepts, inventions, or designs for music, websites, apps, books, scripts, screenplays, motion pictures, television shows, theatrical productions, software or otherwise (collectively, "Unsolicited Ideas and Materials"). Any Unsolicited Ideas and Materials you post on or send to us via the Website are deemed User Content and licensed to us as set forth below. In addition, the Company retains all of the rights held by members of the general public with regard to your Unsolicited Ideas and Materials. The Company’s receipt of your Unsolicited Ideas and Materials is not an admission by the Company of their novelty, priority, or originality, and it does not impair the Company’s right to contest existing or future intellectual property rights relating to your Unsolicited Ideas and Materials.

 

Data Ownership and Usage.   As specified in the Company’s Privacy Policy, incorporated herein, we will own all Aggregated Data, and the Privacy Policy will govern how we collect and use Personal Information that is submitted through the Services. By accessing or using the Services, you agree that you have read and accept our Privacy Policy.

 

As explained in our Privacy Policy, we have controls in place to prevent outside parties from stealing or accessing your data and Personal Information, but they are not foolproof.  Please exercise caution when disclosing any Personal Information while using our Website.  We will notify one another if either of us becomes aware that your data and/or Personal Information has been compromised.

 

You are solely responsible for resolving disputes regarding ownership or access to your data, including those involving any current or former owners, co-owners, employees or contractors of your business.  You acknowledge and agree that the Company has no obligation whatsoever to resolve or intervene in such disputes.

 

Personal Information.   As outlined in the Company’s Privacy Policy, incorporated herein, we will protect your Personal Information and disclose it only in a limited number of circumstances.  We have implemented measures designed to secure your Personal Information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, or disclosure.  However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to thwart those measures, or use your Personal Information for improper purposes.  You acknowledge that you provide your Personal Information at your own risk.

 

HIPAA.  Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) imposes rules to protect certain personal health information.  You should not share any protected health information, or any information that relates to the past, present or future physical or mental health or condition of an individual; the provision of health care to an individual; or the past, present or future payment for the provision of health care to an individual.  The Services and this Website are not intended to be used to communicate protected health information, nor comply with HIPAA. If you do share any protected health information, you do so at your own risk.

 

Disclaimer/No Warranties.   TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES AND/OR THIS WEBSITE.

 

THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND/OR THIS WEBSITE WILL BE SECURE, TIMELY, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, OR THAT THE SERVICES ARE OR WILL REMAIN UPDATED, COMPLETE OR CORRECT, OR THAT THE SERVICES AND/OR WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE SYSTEMS THAT MAKE THE SERVICES AVAILABLE (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE INTERNET, OTHER TRANSMISSION NETWORKS, AND YOUR LOCAL NETWORK AND EQUIPMENT) WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

 

THE SERVICES AND ANY PRODUCTS AND THIRD PARTY MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND SOLELY FOR YOUR USE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS AGREEMENT. 

 

ALL DISCLAIMERS OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING IN THIS SECTION AND ELSEWHERE IN THIS AGREEMENT) ARE MADE ON BEHALF OF BOTH THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SHAREHOLDERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, CONTRACTORS, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “COMPANY PARTIES”).

 

Indemnification.   You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Company from and against any and all third party claims alleged or asserted against any of the Company, and all related charges, damages and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees and costs) arising from or relating to: (a) any actual or alleged breach of any provisions of these Terms; (b) any actual or alleged violation by you, an affiliate, or end user of the intellectual property, privacy, property or other rights of the Company or a third party; and (c) any dispute between you and another party regarding ownership of or access to your data or Personal Information submitted to the Company via its Website.

 

No Liability.   THE COMPANY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY AND WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSS CAUSED, OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED, BY THE TRANSMISSION OF CARDHOLDER DATA PRIOR TO ITS ENCRYPTION AND RECEIPT BY SERVER(S) OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY THE COMPANY.  THE EXCLUDED DAMAGES WILL INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES RESULTING FROM FRAUD, EMBEZZLEMENT, THEFT, IDENTITY THEFT, OR INVASION OF PRIVACY.

 

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY PARTIES’ AGGREGATE LIABILITY, COLLECTIVELY, FOR ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE FEES PAID PRECEDING THE DATE OF THE INCIDENT.  ALL LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING IN THIS SECTION AND ELSEWHERE IN THIS AGREEMENT) APPLY WITH RESPECT TO BOTH THE COMPANY AND THE COMPANY PARTIES.

 

IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, HOWEVER CAUSED, OR FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF USE, DATA OR OPPORTUNITIES, COST OF DATA RECONSTRUCTION, COST OR PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE SERVICES OR THIRD PARTY OFFERINGS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, ANY INTERRUPTION, INACCURACY, ERROR OR OMISSION, EVEN IF THE COMPANY, ITS LICENSORS OR SUBCONTRACTORS HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGES.

 

THE COMPANY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY THAT MAY ARISE BETWEEN USERS OR MEMBERS RELATED TO OR ARISING FROM USE OF THE SERVICES.  YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, DAMAGES (ACTUAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL) OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, CONTINGENT OR LIQUIDATED, ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO ANY DISPUTE OR INTERACTIONS WITH ANY OTHER USER, WHETHER ONLINE OR IN PERSON, WHETHER RELATED TO THE PROVISION OF  SERVICES OR OTHERWISE.

 

THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

 

Choice of Law.   These Terms of Service and the relationship between you and the Company shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Dispute Resolution.  

  • Informal Dispute Resolution.   We want to address your concerns without needing a formal legal case. Before filing a claim against the Company, you agree to try to resolve the Dispute informally by contacting info@handlebikes.com.  We'll try to resolve the Dispute informally by contacting you through email. If a dispute is not resolved within 15 days after submission, you or the Company may bring a formal proceeding.

  • We Both Agree To Arbitrate.   You and the Company agree to resolve any Disputes through final and binding arbitration, except as set forth under Exceptions to Agreement to Arbitrate below.

  • Opt-out of Agreement to Arbitrate.   You can decline this agreement to arbitrate by contacting info@handlebikes.com within 30 days of first accepting these Terms of Service and stating that you (include your first and last name) decline this arbitration agreement.

  • Arbitration Procedures: The American Arbitration Association (AAA) will administer the arbitration under its Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes. The arbitration will be held in San Francisco, California, or any other location we agree to.

  • Arbitration Fees.   The AAA rules will govern payment of all arbitration fees. The Company will pay all arbitration fees for claims less than $75,000. The Company will not seek its attorneys' fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines that your claim is frivolous.

  • Exceptions to Agreement to Arbitrate.  Either you or the Company may assert claims, if they qualify, in small claims court in San Francisco (CA) or any United States county where you live or work.  Either party may bring a lawsuit solely for injunctive relief to stop unauthorized use or abuse of the Company’s products or the Company Service, or infringement of intellectual property rights (for example, trademark, trade secret, copyright or patent rights) without first engaging in arbitration or the informal dispute-resolution process described above.

  • No Class Actions.   You may only resolve Disputes with the Company 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 aren't allowed under this Agreement.

  • Judicial Forum for Disputes.   In the event that the agreement to arbitrate is found not to apply to you or your claim, you and the Company agree that any judicial proceeding (other than small claims actions) will be brought in the federal or state courts of San Francisco County, California.  Both you and the Company consent to venue and personal jurisdiction there.  We both agree to waive our right to a jury trial.

Miscellaneous Provisions

 

  • Relationship of the Parties.   This Agreement does not, and will not be construed to, create any partnership, joint venture, employer-employee, agency or franchisor-franchisee relationship between you and the Company.

  • Entire Agreement.   These Terms of Service and Privacy Policy referenced herein constitute the entire agreement between you and the Company concerning the subject matter herein and the use of the Services and/or Website.  They supersede any and all previous agreements, written or oral, between you and the Company, including previous versions of these Terms of Service and/or Privacy Policy.

  • Modification.   The Company reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to change, modify, add to, supplement or delete any of these Terms of Service and/or Privacy, and any and all referenced and/or incorporated exhibits or policies, programs and guidelines.  The Company will endeavor to notify you of any material changes by email, but will not be liable for any failure to do so.  If any future changes to these Terms of Service and/or Privacy Policy are unacceptable to you or cause you to no longer be in compliance with these Terms of Service, you must terminate, and immediately stop using, the Services.  Your continued use of the Services following any revision to these Terms of Service constitutes your complete and irrevocable acceptance of any and all such changes.

  • Assignment.   The Company may assign these Terms of Service, Handlebikes Membership Agreement and/or Privacy Policy in whole or part at any time.  However, you may not assign, delegate or transfer this Agreement in whole or in part, without the Company’s prior written consent.

  • No Waiver.   Any failure of the Company to enforce or exercise a right provided in these Terms of Service and/or the Privacy Policy is not a waiver of that right.

  • Severability.   Should any provision of these Terms of Service be found invalid or unenforceable, the remaining terms shall still apply.

  • Force Majeure.   Neither Party will be liable for any failure or delay in performance under this Agreement (other than for delay in the payment of money due and payable hereunder) for causes beyond that Party’s reasonable control and occurring without that Party’s fault or negligence, including, but not limited to, acts of God, acts of government, flood, fire, civil unrest, acts of terror, strikes or other labor problems (other than those involving the Company’s or your employees, respectively), computer attacks (by government/nation entities or otherwise) or malicious acts, such as attacks on or through the Internet, any Internet service provider, telecommunications or hosting facility.  Dates by which performance obligations are scheduled to be met will be extended for a period of time equal to the time lost due to any delay so caused.

  • Electronic Communications and Signatures.   You agree to the use of electronic communication in order to enter into agreements and place orders, and to the electronic delivery of notices, policies and records of transactions initiated or completed through the Services.  Furthermore, you hereby waive any rights or requirements under any laws or regulations in any jurisdiction that require an original (non-electronic) signature or delivery or retention of non-electronic records, to the extent permitted under applicable law.

  • Notices.   Any notices provided by the Company under this Agreement, the Handlebikes Membership Agreement and/or the Privacy Policy may be delivered to you to the email address(es) we have on file for your Account.  You hereby consent to receive notice from us through the foregoing means, and such notices will be deemed effective when sent if on a business day, and if not sent on a business day then on the next business day.  Except as otherwise specified in the Agreement, any notices to the Company under this Agreement must be delivered either via email to info@handlebikes.com or via first class registered U.S. mail, overnight courier, to:  Handlebikes, Inc., 388 Market St. STE 1300 San Francisco, CA 94111.

 

I HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE FOREGOING TERMS OF SERVICE, INCLUDING THE COMPANY'S PRIVACY POLICY AND HANDLEBIKES MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT, AND AGREE THAT MY USE OF THE SERVICES IS AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF MY AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, HANDLEBIKES MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT AND THE COMPANY’S PRIVACY POLICY INCORPORATED HEREIN.

XI.        Do Not Track  

 

Your browser setting may allow you to automatically transmit a "Do Not Track" signal to websites you visit.  The Company’s Website does not respond to "Do Not Track" signals or other mechanisms from a visitor's browser.  If, in the future, we create a program or protocol to respond to such web browser "Do Not Track" signals, we will inform you of the details of that protocol in this Privacy Policy.  To find out more about "Do Not Track," please visit https://www.allaboutdnt.com.

 

XII.       Advertising/Google Ads

 

On this Website, the Company has integrated Google Ads. Google Ads is a service for Internet advertising that allows the advertiser to place ads in Google search engine results and the Google advertising network. Google Ads allows an advertiser to pre-define specific keywords with the help of which an ad on Google’s search results only then displays when the user utilizes the search engine to retrieve a keyword-relevant search result. In the Google Advertising Network, the ads are distributed on relevant web pages using an automatic algorithm, taking into account the previously defined keywords.

 

The operating company of Google Ads is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.

 

The purpose of Google Ads is the promotion of our website by the inclusion of relevant advertising on the websites of third parties and in the search engine results of the search engine Google and an insertion of third-party advertising on our website.

If a data subject reaches our website via a Google ad, a conversion cookie is filed on the information technology system of the data subject through Google. The definition of cookies is explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after 30 days and is not used to identify the data subject. If the cookie has not expired, the conversion cookie is used to check whether certain sub-pages, e.g, the shopping cart from an online shop system, were called up on our website. Through the conversion cookie, both Google and the controller can understand whether a person who reached a Google Ads ad on our website generated sales, that is, executed or canceled a sale of goods.

 

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie is used by Google to create visit statistics for our website. These visit statistics are used in order to determine the total number of users who have been served through Google Ads ads to ascertain the success or failure of each Google Ads ad and to optimize our Google Ads ads in the future. Neither our company nor other Google Ads advertisers receive information from Google that could identify the data subject.

 

The conversion cookie stores personal information, e.g. the Internet pages visited by the data subject. Each time we visit our Internet pages, Personal Information, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These Personal Information are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these Personal Information collected through the technical procedure to third parties.

 

The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as stated above, by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from placing a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie set by Google Ads may be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

 

The data subject has a possibility of objecting to the interest based advertisement of Google. Therefore, the data subject must access from each of the browsers in use the link www.google.com/settings/ads and set the desired settings.

 

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

 

XIII.      Analytics

 

Google Analytics.  We and our third party tracking-utility partners use log files on our Service to automatically gather certain information, including but not limited to internet protocol (“IP”) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data, for analytics purposes.  Specifically, we analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements around the Website, and gather demographic information about our user base as a in the aggregate.  We and our third party tracking-utility partners use log files on our Service to automatically gather certain information, including but not limited to internet protocol (“IP”) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data, for analytics purposes.  Specifically, we analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements around the Website, and gather demographic information about our user base as a in the aggregate. 

 

On this Website, the Company has integrated the component of Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics is the collection, gathering, and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, inter alia, data about the website from which a person has come (the so-called referrer), which sub-pages were visited, or how often and for what duration a sub-page was viewed. Web analytics are mainly used for the optimization of a website and in order to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

 

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.

 

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the traffic on our website. Google uses the collected data and information, inter alia, to evaluate the use of our Website and to provide online reports, which show the activities on our websites, and to provide other services concerning the use of our Internet site for us.

 

Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and into which a Google Analytics component was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject will automatically submit data through Google Analytics component for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions to Google. During the course of this technical procedure, the enterprise Google gains knowledge of Personal Information, such as the IP address of the data subject, which serves Google, inter alia, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks, and subsequently create commission settlements.

 

The cookie is used to store Personal Information, such as the access time, the location from which the access was made, and the frequency of visits of our Website by the data subject. With each visit to our Internet site, such Personal Information, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the data subject, will be transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These Personal Information are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these Personal Information collected through the technical procedure to third parties.

 

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our Website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Google Analytics from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by Google Analytics may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.

 

In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a collection of data that are generated by Google Analytics, which is related to the use of this Website, as well as the processing of this data by Google and the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose, the data subject must download a browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and install it. This browser add-on tells Google Analytics through a JavaScript, that any data and information about the visits of Internet pages may not be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-ons is considered an objection by Google. If the information technology system of the data subject is later deleted, formatted, or newly installed, then the data subject must reinstall the browser add-ons to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on was uninstalled by the data subject or any other person who is attributable to their sphere of competence, or is disabled, it is possible to execute the reinstallation or reactivation of the browser add-ons.

 

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html. Google Analytics is further explained under the following Link https://www.google.com/analytics/.

 

Facebook Analytics.   The Company also utilizes Facebook Analytics, which allows us to analyze data, trends and charts related to your use of our mobile app, including but not limited to data related to your launching, viewing content, searching or purchasing.  You can learn more about how Facebook Analytics by visiting: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/analytics/faq

 

Facebook is a social network.  A social network is a place for social meetings on the Internet, an online community, which usually allows users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network may serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences, or enable the Internet community to provide personal or business-related information. Facebook allows social network users to include the creation of private profiles, upload photos, and network through friend requests.

 

The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States. If a person lives outside of the United States or Canada, the controller is the Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

 

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this App, which is operated by the controller and into which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-ins) was integrated, the web browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download display of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook through the Facebook component. An overview of all the Facebook Plug-ins may be accessed under https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. During the course of this technical procedure, Facebook is made aware of what specific part of the App was visited by the data subject.

 

If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Facebook, Facebook detects with every call-up to our App by the data subject—and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site—which specific sub-site of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Facebook component and associated with the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Facebook buttons integrated into our App, e.g. the “Like” button, or if the data subject submits a comment, then Facebook matches this information with the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.

 

Facebook always receives, through the Facebook component, information about a visit to our website by the data subject, whenever the data subject is logged in at the same time on Facebook during the time of the call-up to our App. This occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If such a transmission of information to Facebook is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their Facebook account before a call-up to our App is made.

 

The data protection guideline published by Facebook, which is available at https://facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. In addition, it is explained there what setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. In addition, different configuration options are made available to allow the elimination of data transmission to Facebook, e.g. the Facebook blocker of the provider Webgraph, which may be obtained under http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/. These applications may be used by the data subject to eliminate a data transmission to Facebook.

XIV.     Your California Privacy Rights  

California “Shine the Light” Law

Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California customers are entitled to request information relating to whether a business has disclosed Personal Information to any third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes.  This code section applies to businesses with 20 or more full or part-time employees. 

You may request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, certain information about the Personal Information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year.  If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of Personal Information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year.  If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to info@handlebikes.com.

California Consumer Privacy Act

If you are a California resident, the processing of certain personal data about you may be subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and other applicable California state privacy laws. As of January 1, 2020, the CCPA gives you certain rights with respect to the processing of your personal data (known as “personal information”, as described under the CCPA).

RIGHT TO KNOW REQUEST - Under the CCPA, you may have a right to request information about our collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information over the prior 12 months, and ask that we provide you with the following information:

Categories of and specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you.

Categories of sources from which we collect personal information.

Purposes for collecting, using, or selling personal information.

Categories of third parties with which we share personal information.

Categories of personal information disclosed about you for a business purpose.

If applicable, categories of personal information sold about you and the categories of third parties to which the personal information was sold, by category or categories of personal information for each third party to which the personal information was sold.

RIGHT TO DELETE REQUEST - You may also have a right to request that we delete personal information, subject to certain exceptions.

DISCLOSURES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR BUSINESS PURPOSE - In the preceding 12 months, we have disclosed certain personal information to the categories of recipients listed in Section III of this Privacy Policy for one or more business purposes.

If you are a California resident and would like to make a verifiable request for information about the personal information we have collected about you or a request for deletion of such personal information, please submit your request in writing to info@handlebikes.com.

 

Do Not Sell My Personal Information

 

If you are a California resident, you may make your Do Not Sell My Personal Information (“DNS”) request(s) below. Before you do, we hope you will read this for additional context.

 

For advertising and other business purposes, we may  collect data as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy.

 

This data does not typically identify you by name or other directly identifiable means. Rather, data about the content and advertising you view on our Website, how you arrived at the Website, and your general location is added to unique online profiles about your browser and device maintained by us and third party advertising, social media and analytics businesses. This data is used by each of us to help understand how our site or sites are used, to personalize our content, and to tailor advertising on our sites and across the internet to your perceived interests.

 

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) considers the sharing of some of this data, particularly when used for the third-party’s commercial advertising purposes, to be a “SALE” of personal data even if no money is exchanged. If you want us to stop “selling” your data, please submit your request in writing to info@handlebikes.com. You can also click on “Cookies Details” to make specific choices about the data “sold” on the site by controlling which cookies load on your visit.

 

We will continue to share data with service providers, who use the data on our behalf, after you make a DNS request, meaning you may still see advertising. This advertising may include interest-based advertising data about your visit and data from third parties. To learn more about interest-based advertising across sites and additional opt-out choices you can visit one of the following industry sources: (http://optout.aboutads.info/#/, http://optout.networkadvertising.org/#, and http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices).

XV.      Open ID Providers/Facebook Connect

You may log into your account on our Website and/or access our Services using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider.  These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain Personal Information with us, such as your name and email address to pre-populate our registration form.  Services, like Facebook Connect, give you the option to post information about your activities on this Website to your profile page to share with others within your network if you so choose.

XVI.     Referrals  

If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our Services by email, we will ask for your friend’s email address, and send your friend a one-time email inviting them to visit our Website and inform them of our Services.  We will only store your friend’s email address for the sole purpose of sending this one-time message and tracking the success of the referral program. Your friend may contact us at info@handlebikes.com to request that we remove this information from our database at any time.

 

If you submit any Personal Information relating to other people to us or to our service providers in connection with our Services, you represent that you have the authority to do so and to permit us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. 

 

XVII.    Testimonials, Ratings and Reviews  

 

If you submit testimonials, ratings, or reviews of the Services directly on our Website, any Personal Information you include will be displayed on the Website.  We may also partner with third-party service providers to collect and display ratings and review content on our Website.  If you provide our third-party service providers with your Personal Information in the process of submitting your rating and review, the content and Personal Information collected by a third party will be posted on our Website, absent your express instruction not to do so.  If you want your testimonial, rating, or review removed from our Website at any time, please contact us at info@handlebikes.com.

 

XVIII.   Changes  

 

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason, at our sole discretion.  We will notify you of any material changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy on our Website and emailing you a copy of the revised Privacy Policy or a link to it.  You are advised to consult our Website regularly for any changes.

 

XIX.     Incorporation into Terms of Service

 

By using or accessing the Website or the Services, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy, and you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy and as amended by us. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into, and considered a part of, the Company’s Terms of Service.

 

XX.      Opt-Out Policy   

 

If, at any time after registering, you change your mind about receiving information from us or about the use of information volunteered by you, or if you prefer that we do not share your Personal Information with third parties for marketing purposes, please contact us at info@handlebikes.com.

 

XXI.     Contact Us   

 

If you have any questions or concerns relating to our use of your Personal Information, please email info@handlebikes.com.  Additionally, you may reach us by postal mail at:

 

Handlebikes, Inc.

388 Market St. STE 1300

San Francisco, CA 94111

 

[1] Processing.   “Processing” covers a wide range of operations performed on personal data, including by manual or automated means. It includes the collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction of personal data.  See Article 4(2) and (6) of the GDPR.

[2] Personal Information.   “Personal Information” may include, but is not limited to information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable person, such as name, postal address, telephone number, email address, etc.  The Company does not collect any Personal Information from visitors to its website that is not voluntarily provided.  The Company only collects your Personal Information if you register for an account with the Company’s Website, when you use the Company’s Services, and when you send the Company communications in connection with your use of the Services. 

[3] Third Party Personal Information.   We may obtain your Personal Information from third parties, such as third parties with whom we affiliate in providing the Company’s services.  If you provide the Company with Personal Information about third parties, you warrant to the Company that any Personal Information that you provide to the Company about any third party individuals was obtained by you with full consent, that you have the legal authority to provide us with such information, and that the individual has not communicated to you that they wish to opt out of receiving communications from the Company or having the Company collect information about him or her.

[4] You may email us with requests at info@handlebikes.com.

[5] Third Party Personal Information.   We may obtain your Personal Information from third parties, such as third parties with whom we affiliate in providing the Company’s services.  If you provide the Company with Personal Information about third parties, you warrant to the Company that any Personal Information that you provide to the Company about any third party individuals was obtained by you with full consent, that you have the legal authority to provide us with such information, and that the individual has not communicated to you that they wish to opt out of receiving communications from the Company or having the Company collect information about him or her.

[6] Personal Information.   “Personal Information” may include, but is not limited to information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable person, such as name, postal address, telephone number, email address, etc.  The Company does not collect any Personal Information from visitors to its website that is not voluntarily provided.  The Company only collects your Personal Information if you register for an account with the Company’s Website, when you use the Company’s Services, and when you send the Company communications in connection with your use of the Services. 

[7] Process.   “Processing” covers a wide range of operations performed on personal data, including by manual or automated means. It includes the collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction of personal data. 

[8] Authorized service providers are companies that perform certain services including, but not limited to, fulfilling orders, processing credit card payments, delivering packages, providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analyses, supporting the functionality of the Services, and supporting contests, sweepstakes, surveys and other features we offer, on our behalf.  These service providers may have access to your Personal Information, but to the extent necessary to perform or fulfill their business purpose.  We do not permit them to share or use any of your Personal Information for any other purpose.

[9] Affiliate businesses are those businesses with whom we may affiliate to sell our products or Services.  We may share information we collect, including Personal Information, with affiliated businesses.  Sharing such information with our affiliates enables us to provide you with information about a variety of products and Services that might interest you.  We instruct all affiliated businesses to comply with applicable privacy and security laws and, at a minimum, in any commercial email they send to you, to give you the opportunity to choose not to receive such email messages in the future.

[10] Business partners are typically merchants offering the products, services, promotions, contests and/or sweepstakes in connection with or somehow related to our own products and Services.  We will not share your Personal Information with business partners unless you choose to participate in their offer or program.  When you choose to engage in a particular offer or program, you authorize us to share your email address and other Personal Information with the relevant business partner.