Terms of Service
PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. IT SETS FORTH THE LEGALLY BINDING TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE.
Introduction and Overview
Welcome! You have arrived at www.VerifyThem.com and/or are otherwise interacting with our Service (defined below), which is owned and operated by Apex Media LLC.
Each section below includes a brief introductory summary and a link to the full explanation. Please note that the complete provisions, and not the headings or summaries shall govern. You can click on the headings and “More” buttons to be taken to the full explanation.
We only grant you a limited revocable license to use the Service for your own non-commercial use subject to rules and limitations.
You grant us a broad license, which we may sublicense, to the content you submit, which you represent you have the right to allow us to use. You, however, retain ownership of and responsibility for, your content.
Your use of our Service is subject to various restrictions designed to protect the Service and our users. We may change or discontinue our Service in whole or in part.
You may have the opportunity to open, revise and close your Accounts subject to certain rules. We may offer you the ability to make choices regarding how and to whom some aspects of your Account are used and seen, but these may not be completely effective.
Click here to contact us for customer service or questions. You agree we may provide you notices, including of new terms and conditions, by posting notice on the home page or by other reasonable means, such as to the email you provided.
Terms may change and errors may occur. Consult applicable Additional Terms regarding each product.
Your purchase and billing is subject to certain requirements.
You may link to our Service, subject to some basic requirements.
We are not responsible for third parties or their content, advertisement(s), apps or sites. This may include the ability to post content on third party sites and services using their plug-ins made available on our Services. Use caution when dealing with third parties.
Wireless carrier charges may apply to use of the Service via wireless networks or Devices geo-location details for which you will be responsible. Our Service may include location-based features that use geo-location tools to identify where you are.
To the extent permitted by applicable laws, you agree to arbitrate disputes and waive jury trial and class actions.
We disclaim most warranties and provide the Service “As Is”.
Our liability is greatly limited as more fully explained in this section.
You waive equitable or injunctive relief.
These Terms and applicable Additional Terms posted on the Service at each time of use apply to that use, and the Terms may be prospectively updated as our Service evolves. Posting of new Terms on the Service is notice to you thereof.
You agree to various other terms and conditions, which you should read here, including regarding (a) our control and discretion; (b) the law that governs these Terms; (c) your indemnity of us; (d) accessing the Service from outside of the United States; (e) restriction on the Service for those countries subject to U.S. export controls; (f) enforcement and interpretation of these Terms; (g) communications with us; (h) investigations, cooperation with law enforcement, termination and survival; (i) limit on assignment and delegation of rights and obligations; (j) how waivers may be made; (k) special terms for U.S. government users; (l) your responsibility for your connectivity and access; (m) California consumers rights and notices; and (n) restrictions on your use of the Service for certain consumer purposes.
Service Content, Ownership, Limited License, and Rights of Others.
The Service contains a variety of: (i) materials and other items relating to VerifyThem and its products and services, and similar items from our licensors and other third parties, including all layout, information, databases, articles, posts, text, data, files, images, scripts, designs, graphics, button icons, instructions, illustrations, photographs, audio clips, music, sounds, pictures, videos, advertising copy, URLs, technology, software, interactive features, the “look and feel” of the Service, and the compilation, assembly, and arrangement of the materials of the Service and any and all copyrightable material (including source and object code); (ii) trademarks, logos, trade names, trade dress, service marks, and trade identities of various parties, including those of VerifyThem (collectively, “Trademarks”); and (iii) other forms of intellectual property (all of the foregoing, collectively “Content”).
The Service (including past, present, and future versions) and the Content are owned or controlled by VerifyThem and our licensors and certain other third parties. All right, title, and interest in and to the Content available via the Service is the property of VerifyThem or our licensors or certain other third parties, and is protected by U.S. and international copyright, trademark, trade dress, patent and/or other intellectual property and unfair competition rights and laws to the fullest extent possible. VerifyThem owns the copyright in the selection, compilation, assembly, arrangement, and enhancement of the Content on the Service.
Subject to your strict compliance with these Terms and the Additional Terms, VerifyThem grants you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, non-assignable, personal, and non-transferable license to (i) download (temporary storage only), display, view, use, play, and/or print one copy of the Content (excluding source and object code in raw form or otherwise, other than as made available to access and use to enable display and functionality) on a personal computer, mobile phone or other wireless device, or other Internet enabled device (each, a “Device”) and/or print one copy of the Content for your personal, non-commercial use only, and (ii) to use certain Content that we may from time to time make available on the Service explicitly for you for use as part of your User-Generated Content (defined below) (“VerifyThem Licensed Elements”), but only for such purposes as may be explicitly stated at the time that the VerifyThem Licensed Elements are made available on the Service; but we and our licensors and certain other third parties, as the case may be, retain ownership of such VerifyThem Licensed Elements. The foregoing limited license (i) does not give you any ownership of, or any other intellectual property interest in, any Content, and (ii) may be immediately suspended or terminated for any reason, in VerifyThem’s sole discretion, and without advance notice or liability. In some instances, we may permit you to have greater access to and use of Content and/or VerifyThem Licensed Elements, subject to certain Additional Terms.
Rights of Others.
In using the Service, you must respect the intellectual property and other rights of VerifyThem and others. Your unauthorized use of Content may violate copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, communications, and other laws, and any such use may result in your personal liability, including potential criminal liability. VerifyThem respects the intellectual property rights of others.
Reservation of All Rights Not Granted As To Content and Service.
These Terms and any applicable Additional Terms include only narrow, limited grants of rights to Content and to use and access the Service. No right or license may be construed, under any legal theory, by implication, estoppel, industry custom, or otherwise. All rights not expressly granted to you are reserved by VerifyThem and its licensors and other third parties. Any unauthorized use of any Content or the Service for any purpose is prohibited.
Content You Submit.
VerifyThem may now or in the future offer users of the Service the opportunity to post, transmit or otherwise make available on or submit to or through the Service, or otherwise submit to us, messages, text, illustrations, files, images, graphics, photos, comments, responses, information, content, data, questions, suggestions, or other information or materials and the ideas contained therein (collectively, “User-Generated Content”). VerifyThem may allow you to do this through your account, profile, forums, blogs, message boards, contact us tools, e-mail, and other communications functionality. Subject to the rights and license you grant in these Terms, you retain whatever legally cognizable right, title, and interest that you have in your User-Generated Content and you remain ultimately responsible for it.
Non-Confidentiality of Your User-Generated Content.
You agree that (a) your User-Generated Content will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary by us – regardless of whether you mark it “confidential,” “proprietary,” or the like – and will not be returned, and (b) to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, VerifyThem does not assume any obligation of any kind to you or any third party with respect to your User-Generated Content. Upon VerifyThem’s request, you will furnish us with any documentation necessary to substantiate the rights to such content and to verify your compliance with these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms. You acknowledge that the Internet and mobile communications may be subject to breaches of security and that you are aware that submissions of User-Generated Content may not be secure, and you will consider this before submitting any User-Generated Content and do so at your own risk.
License to VerifyThem of Your User-Generated Content.
Except as otherwise described in any applicable Additional Terms (such as a contest official rules), which specifically govern the submission of your User-Generated Content, you hereby grant to VerifyThem, and you agree to grant to VerifyThem, the non-exclusive, unrestricted, unconditional, unlimited, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, and cost-free right and license to use, copy, record, distribute, reproduce, disclose, sell, re-sell, sublicense (through multiple levels), display, publicly perform, transmit, publish, broadcast, translate, make derivative works of, and otherwise use and exploit in any manner whatsoever, all or any portion of your User-Generated Content (and derivative works thereof), for any purpose whatsoever in all formats, on or through any means or medium now known or hereafter developed, and with any technology or devices now known or hereafter developed, and to advertise, market, and promote the same. Without limitation, the granted rights include the right to: (a) configure, host, index, cache, archive, store, digitize, compress, optimize, modify, reformat, edit, adapt, publish in searchable format, and remove such User-Generated Content and combine same with other materials, and (b) use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any User-Generated Content for any purposes whatsoever, including developing, producing, and marketing products and/or services. You understand that in exercising such rights metadata, notices and content may be removed or altered, including copyright management information, and you consent thereto and represent and warrant you have all necessary authority to do so. In order to further effect the rights and license that you grant to VerifyThem to your User-Generated Content, you also hereby grant to VerifyThem, and agree to grant to VerifyThem, the unconditional, perpetual, irrevocable right to use and exploit your name, persona, and likeness in connection with any User-Generated Content, without any obligation or remuneration to you. Except as prohibited by law, you hereby waive, and you agree to waive, any moral rights (including attribution and integrity) that you may have in any User-Generated Content, even if it is altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you. To the extent not waivable, you irrevocably agree not to exercise such rights (if any) in a manner that interferes with any exercise of the granted rights. You understand that you will not receive any fees, sums, consideration, or remuneration for any of the rights granted in this Section 2.C.
VerifyThem’s Exclusive Right to Manage Our Service.
VerifyThem may, but will not have any obligation to, review, monitor, display, post, store, maintain, accept, or otherwise make use of, any of your User-Generated Content, and VerifyThem may, in its sole discretion, reject, delete, move, re-format, remove or refuse to post or otherwise make use of User-Generated Content without notice or any liability to you or any third party in connection with our operation of User-Generated Content venues in an appropriate manner. Without limitation, we may do so to address content that comes to our attention that we believe is offensive, obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, harassing, threatening, abusive, illegal or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate, or to enforce the rights of third parties or these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms. Such User-Generated Content submitted by you or others need not be maintained on the Service by us for any period of time and you will not have the right, once submitted, to access, archive, maintain, or otherwise use such User-Generated Content on the Service or elsewhere.
Representations and Warranties Related to Your User-Generated Content.
Each time you submit any User-Generated Content, you represent and warrant that, as to that User-Generated Content, (a) you are the sole author and owner of the intellectual property and other rights to the User-Generated Content, or you have a lawful right to submit the User-Generated Content and grant VerifyThem the rights to it that you are granting by these Terms and any Additional Terms, all without any VerifyThem obligation to obtain consent of any third party and without creating any obligation or liability of VerifyThem; (b) the User-Generated Content is accurate; (c) the User-Generated Content does not and, as to VerifyThem’s permitted uses and exploitation set forth in these Terms, will not infringe any intellectual property or other right of any third party; and (d) the User-Generated Content will not violate these Terms (including the Rules) or any applicable Additional Terms, or cause injury or harm to any person.
VerifyThem has no obligation to monitor or enforce your intellectual property rights to your User-Generated Content, but you grant us the right to protect and enforce our rights to your User-Generated Content, including by bringing and controlling actions in your name and on your behalf (at VerifyThem’s cost and expense, to which you hereby consent and irrevocably appoint VerifyThem as your attorney-in-fact, with the power of substitution and delegation, which appointment is coupled with an interest).
Alerting Us of Violations.
If you discover any content that violates these Terms, then you may report it to us at [email protected]
In your communications with VerifyThem, 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 submit are deemed User-Generated Content and licensed to us as set forth below. In addition, VerifyThem retains all of the rights held by members of the general public with regard to your Unsolicited Ideas and Materials. VerifyThem’s receipt of your Unsolicited Ideas and Materials is not an admission by VerifyThem of their novelty, priority, or originality, and it does not impair VerifyThem’s right to contest existing or future intellectual property rights relating to your Unsolicited Ideas and Materials.
Service and Content Use Restrictions.
Service Use Restrictions
. You agree that you will not: (i) use the Service for any political purpose; (ii) use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing any Trademarks; (iii) engage in any activities through or in connection with the Service that seek to attempt to or do harm any individuals or entities or are 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 VerifyThem; (iv) to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, reverse assemble, or modify any Service source or object code or any software or other products, services, or processes accessible through any portion of the Service; (v) engage in any activity that interferes with a user’s access to the Service or the proper operation of the Service, or otherwise causes harm to the Service, VerifyThem, or other users of the Service; (vi) interfere with or circumvent any security feature of the Service or any feature that restricts or enforces limitations on use of or access to the Service, the Content, or the User-Generated Content; (vii) harvest or otherwise collect or store any information (including personally identifiable information about other users of the Service, including e-mail addresses, without the express consent of such users); (viii) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Service, other computer systems or networks connected to the Service, through password mining or any other means; or (ix) otherwise violate these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms.
Content Use Restrictions
. You also agree that, in using the Service: (i) you will not monitor, gather, copy, or distribute the Content (except as may be a result of standard search engine activity or use of a standard browser) on the Service by using any robot, rover, “bot”, spider, scraper, crawler, spyware, engine, device, software, extraction tool, or any other automatic device, utility, or manual process of any kind; (ii) you will not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any such Content (including any images, text, or page layout); (iii) you will keep intact all Trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property notices contained in such Content; (iv) you will not use such Content in a manner that suggests an unauthorized association with any of our or our licensors’ products, services, or brands; (v) you will not make any modifications to such Content (other than to the extent of your permitted use of the VerifyThem Licensed Elements, if applicable); (vi) you will not copy, modify, reproduce, archive, sell, lease, rent, exchange, create derivative works from, publish by hard copy or electronic means, publicly perform, display, disseminate, distribute, broadcast, retransmit, circulate or transfer to any third party or on any third-party application or website, or otherwise use or exploit such Content in any way for any purpose except as specifically permitted by these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms or with the prior written consent of an officer of VerifyThem or, in the case of Content from a licensor, the owner of the Content; and (vii) you will not insert any code or product to manipulate such Content in any way that adversely affects any user experience.
Availability of Service and Content.
VerifyThem may immediately suspend or terminate the availability of the Service and Content (and any elements and features of them), in whole or in part, for any reason, in VerifyThem’s sole discretion, and without advance notice or liability.
Reservation of All Rights Not Granted as to Content and Service
.These Terms and any applicable Additional Terms include only narrow, limited grants of rights to make use of Content and to use and access the Service. No right or license may be construed, under any legal theory, by implication, estoppel, industry custom, or otherwise. All rights not expressly granted to you are reserved by VerifyThem and its licensors and other third parties. Any unauthorized use of any Content or the Service for any purpose is prohibited.
Accounts and Profiles
Your profile may not include any form of prohibited User-Generated Content. Without limiting the foregoing, profiles may not include content that you are attempting to sell through the Service, and cannot be used to conduct commercial activities, including, but not limited to, transactions, advertising, fundraising, contests or other promotions absent our prior written consent. We may offer you the ability to set preferences relating to your profile or Service activities, but settings may not become effective immediately or be error free, and options may change from time-to-time. We assume no responsibility or liability for users’ profile material.
Profiles may only be set up by an authorized representative of the individual that is the subject of the profile. We do not review profiles to determine if they were created by an appropriate party, and we are not responsible for any unauthorized profiles that may appear on the Service. If there is any dispute as to whether a profile has been created or is being maintained by an authorized representative of the individual who is the subject of that profile, then we shall have the sole right, but are not obligated, to resolve such dispute as we determine is appropriate in our sole discretion. Such resolution may include, without limitation, deleting or disabling access to profile, or any portion thereof, at any time without notice.
If you register for any feature that requires a password and/or username, then you will select your own password at the time of registration (or we may send you an e-mail notification with a randomly generated initial password) and you agree that: (i) You will not use a username (or e-mail address) that is already being used by someone else, may impersonate another person, belongs to another person, violates the intellectual property or other right of any person or entity, or is offensive. We may reject the use of any password, username, or e-mail address for any other reason in our sole discretion; (ii) You will provide true, accurate, current, and complete registration information about yourself in connection with the registration process and, as permitted, to maintain and update it including on your profile, continuously and promptly to keep it accurate, current, and complete; (iii) You are solely responsible for all activities that occur under your account, password, and username – whether or not you authorized the activity; (iv) You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for restricting access to your Device so that others may not access any password protected portion of the Service using your name, username, or password; (v) You will immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account, password, or username, or any other breach of security; and (vi) You will not sell, transfer, or assign your account or any account rights.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage (of any kind and under any legal theory) to you or any third party arising from your inability or failure for any reason to comply with any of the foregoing obligations.
If any information that you provide, or if we have reasonable grounds to suspect that any information that you provide, is false, inaccurate, outdated, incomplete, or violates these Terms, any applicable Additional Terms, or any applicable law, then we may suspend or terminate your account. We also reserve the more general and broad right to terminate your account or suspend or otherwise deny you access to it or its benefits – all in our sole discretion, for any reason, and without advance notice or liability.
Notices, Questions and Service
You agree that: (1) we may give you notices of new, revised or changed terms and other important matters by prominently posting notice on the home page of the Service, or in another reasonable manner; and (2) we may contact you by mail or email sent to the address provided by you. All legal notices to us must be sent to: P.O. Box 705, Attention: Legal Counsel, Ashburn, VA 20147. If you have a question regarding using the Service, you may contact VerifyThem Customer Support by sending an email to [email protected] or calling us at (800) 673-9481. You acknowledge that the provision of support is at VerifyThem’s sole discretion and that we have no obligation to provide you with customer support of any kind. We may provide you with support from time to time, at our sole discretion.
Product Specifications; Pricing; Typographical Errors
We do our best to describe every product or service offered on this Service as accurately as possible. However, we are human, and therefore we do not warrant that product specifications, pricing, or other content on the Service is complete, accurate, reliable, current, or error-free. In the event of any errors relating to the pricing or specifications, VerifyThem shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders in its sole discretion. If we charged your credit card or other account prior to cancellation, we will issue a credit to your account in the amount of the charge. Applicable Additional Terms may apply. If a product you purchased from VerifyThem is not as described, your sole remedy is to return it to cancel the purchase and receive a credit for the purchase price.
Terms of Purchase
Payment of fees for purchases of VerifyThem.com services must be made with current and valid payment method information ("Payment Information"). If your Payment Information is insufficient, or not accurate, current, and complete, and you do not notify us promptly when such information changes, we may refuse your use of VerifyThem.com and, where applicable, suspend or terminate your subscription.
We may offer you access to either free or paid trial uses of VerifyThem.com services. If you choose a paid trial, the trial fee will be immediately billed to the payment method provided as part of your Payment Information. Your subscription will begin following the expiration of the free or paid trial period, and fees for your subscription will be billed to the payment method provided as part of your Payment Information on a recurring monthly basis. To cancel your subscription before incurring your first recurring charge, contact us within the trial period by clicking here.
Fees will be billed to the payment method provided as part of your Payment Information. For subscriptions, fees will be billed on a recurring monthly basis. For single report and one-time billing package purchases, fees will be billed on a one-time basis. You agree and understand that, except as may otherwise be indicated, you will be billed whether or not any report you purchase yields any results, and whether or not the results contain incorrect information or no information at all. If you have purchased a subscription service, you may cancel your subscription at any time. To do so, clicking here. Please note that subscription fees are billed monthly in advance; we will not refund the unused portion of your monthly subscription. The searches available to you are determined by the trial period or subscription level you choose. They may include Background Report, Arrest/Warrant Search, Criminal Records Search, Sex Offender Search, People Search by Name, People Search by Address, Reverse Phone Lookup, Reverse Email Lookup, Reverse IP Search, Birth Records Search, Marriage/Divorce Records Search, Death Records Search, Inmate Search, Relative Search, Neighborhood Check, Property Records Lookup, Asset Search, and Business Name Search. Please note that the available searches may change without notice.
Links By You To the Service
We grant you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, non-assignable, personal, and non-transferable license to create hyperlinks to the Service, 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 VerifyThem or cause any other confusion, and (c) the links and the content on your website do not portray VerifyThem 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 VerifyThem. VerifyThem reserves the right to suspend or prohibit linking to the Service for any reason, in its sole discretion, without advance notice or any liability of any kind to you or any third party.
Third-Party Sites; Advertisements; Dealings with Third Parties
Third-Party Content and Sites; Advertisements.
The Service may contain third party plug-ins, applications, ads, tools and/or other content, and/or links to third-party websites or other services that are not owned, controlled or operated by VerifyThem (collectively, “Third-Party Sites”), including services operated by advertisers, licensors, licensees, and certain other third parties who may have business relationships with VerifyThem. We may also host our content, apps and tools on Third-Party Sites. VerifyThem may have no control over the content, operations, policies, terms, or other elements of Third-Party Sites, and VerifyThem does not assume any obligation to review any Third-Party Sites. VerifyThem does not necessarily endorse, approve, or sponsor any Third-Party Sites, or any third-party content, advertising, information, materials, products, services, or other items. Furthermore, VerifyThem is not responsible for the quality or delivery of the products or services offered, accessed, obtained by or advertised at such Third-Party Sites. Finally, VerifyThem will under no circumstances be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or special loss or other damage, whether arising from negligence, breach of contract, defamation, infringement of copyright or other intellectual property rights, caused by the exhibition, distribution or exploitation of any information or content contained within these Third-Party Sites. Any activities you engage in connection with any of the same are subject to the privacy and other policies, terms and conditions of use and/or sale, and rules issued by the operator of the Third-Party Sites. VerifyThem DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.
Dealings with Third Parties.
Any interactions, correspondence, transactions, and other dealings that you have with any third parties found on or through the Service (including on or via Third-Party Sites or advertisements) are solely between you and the third party (including issues related to the content of third-party advertisements, payments, delivery of goods, warranties (including product warranties), privacy and data security, and the like). VerifyThem disclaims all liability in connection therewith.
Wireless and Location-Based Features
The Service may offer certain features and services that are available to you via your wireless Device. These features and services may include the ability to access the Service’s features and upload content to the Service, receive messages from the Service, and download applications to your wireless Device (collectively, “Wireless Features”). Standard messaging, data, and other fees may be charged by your carrier to participate in Wireless Features, for which you are responsible. Fees and charges may appear on your wireless bill or be deducted from your pre-paid balance. Your carrier may prohibit or restrict certain Wireless Features and certain Wireless Features may be incompatible with your carrier or wireless Device. You should check with your carrier to find out what plans are available and how much they cost. Contact your carrier with questions regarding these issues.
Terms of Wireless Features.
You agree that as to the Wireless Features for which you are registered for, we may send communications via such features or apps to your wireless Device regarding us or other parties. Further, we may collect information related to your use of the Wireless Features. If you have registered via the Service for Wireless Features, then you agree to notify VerifyThem of any changes to your wireless contact information (including phone number) and update your accounts on the Service to reflect the changes.
Certain portions of this Section 10 are deemed to be a “written agreement to arbitrate” pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act. You and VerifyThem agree that we intend that this Section 10 satisfies the “writing” requirement of the Federal Arbitration Act. This Section 10 can only be amended by mutual agreement.
First – Try to Resolve Disputes and Excluded Disputes.
If any controversy, allegation, or claim arises out of or relates to the Site, the Content, these Terms, or any Additional Terms, whether heretofore or hereafter arising (collectively, “Dispute”), or to any of VerifyThem’s actual or alleged intellectual property rights (an “Excluded Dispute”), then you and we agree to send a written notice to the other providing a reasonable description of the Dispute or Excluded Dispute, along with a proposed resolution of it. Our notice to you will be sent to you based on the most recent contact information that you provide us. But if no such information exists or if such information is not current, then we have no obligation under this Section 10.A. Your notice to us must be sent to: VerifyThem, Attention: Legal Counsel, P.O. Box 705, Ashburn, VA 20147. For a period of sixty (60) days from the date of receipt of notice from the other party, VerifyThem and you will engage in a dialogue in order to attempt to resolve the Dispute or Excluded Dispute, though nothing will require either you or VerifyThem to resolve the Dispute or Excluded Dispute on terms with respect to which you and VerifyThem, in each of our sole discretion, are not comfortable.
If we cannot resolve a Dispute as set forth in Section 10.A (or agree to arbitration in writing with respect to an Excluded Dispute) within sixty (60) days of receipt of the notice, then ANY AND ALL DISPUTES ARISING BETWEEN YOU AND VerifyThem (WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, STATUTE, REGULATION, ORDINANCE, TORT – INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO FRAUD, ANY OTHER INTENTIONAL TORT, OR NEGLIGENCE – COMMON LAW, CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION, RESPONDEAT SUPERIOR, AGENCY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY), WHETHER ARISING BEFORE OR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THESE TERMS, MUST BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION. THIS INCLUDES ANY AND ALL DISPUTES BASED ON ANY PRODUCT, SERVICE OR ADVERTISING CONNECTED TO THE PROVISION OR USE OF THE SERVICE. The Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), not state law, shall govern the arbitrability of all disputes between VerifyThem and you regarding these Terms (and any Additional Terms) and the Service. VerifyThem and you agree, however, that New York or federal law shall apply to and govern, as appropriate, any and all claims or causes of action, remedies, and damages arising between you and VerifyThem regarding these Terms and the Service, whether arising or stated in contract, statute, common law, or any other legal theory, without regard to New York’s choice of law principles that might apply other states’ laws.
Limited Time To File Claims.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IF YOU OR WE WANT TO ASSERT A DISPUTE (BUT NOT AN EXCLUDED DISPUTE) AGAINST THE OTHER, THEN YOU OR WE MUST COMMENCE IT (BY DELIVERY OF WRITTEN NOTICE AS SET FORTH IN SECTION 10.A) WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE DISPUTE ARISES – OR IT WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The foregoing provisions of this Section 10 will not apply to any legal action taken by VerifyThem to seek an injunction or other equitable relief in connection with, any loss, cost, or damage (or any potential loss, cost, or damage) relating to the Site, any Content, and/or VerifyThem’s intellectual property rights (including such VerifyThem may claim that may be in dispute), VerifyThem’s operations, and/or VerifyThem’s products or services.
No Class Action Matters.
Disputes will be arbitrated only on an individual basis and will not be joined or consolidated with any other arbitrations or other proceedings that involve any claim or controversy of any other party. YOU AND VerifyThem AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. There shall be no right or authority for any Dispute to be arbitrated on a class action basis or on any basis involving Disputes brought to a purported representative capacity on behalf of the general public, or other persons or entities similarly situated. But if, for any reason, any court with competent jurisdiction holds that this restriction is unconscionable or unenforceable, then our agreement in Section 10.B to arbitrate will not apply and the Dispute must be brought exclusively in court pursuant to Section 10.F. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section 10, any and all issues relating to the scope, interpretation and enforceability of this Section 10.E, including the class action waiver provisions contained herein, are to be decided only by a court of competent jurisdiction, and not by the arbitrator.
Federal and State Courts in New York.
Except to the extent that arbitration is required in Section 10.B, and except as to the enforcement of any arbitration decision or award, any action or proceeding relating to any Dispute or Excluded Dispute may only be instituted in state or Federal court in New York, New York. Accordingly, you and VerifyThem consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts for such matters.
Small Claims Matters Are Excluded From Arbitration Requirement.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, either of us may bring qualifying claims or Disputes (but not Excluded Disputes) in small claims court, subject to Section 10.F.
Disputes will be resolved solely by binding arbitration in accordance with the then-current commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”). If a party properly submits the Dispute to the AAA for formal arbitration and the AAA is unwilling or unable to set a hearing date within sixty (60) days of the filing of a “demand for arbitration,” then either party can elect to have the arbitration administered by the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services Inc. (“JAMS”) using JAMS’ streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures, or by any other arbitration administration service that you and an officer or legal representative of VerifyThem consent to in writing. If an in-person arbitration hearing is required, then it will be conducted in the “metropolitan statistical area” (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau) where you are a resident at the time the Dispute is submitted to arbitration. You and we will pay the administrative and arbitrator’s fees and other costs in accordance with the applicable arbitration rules; but if applicable arbitration rules or laws require VerifyThem to pay a greater portion or all of such fees and costs in order for this Section 10 to be enforceable, then VerifyThem will have the right to elect to pay the fees and costs and proceed to arbitration. The arbitrator will apply applicable law and the provisions of these Terms and any Additional Terms, will be bound by these Terms and any Additional Terms, will determine any Dispute according to the applicable law and facts based upon the record and no other basis, and will issue a reasoned award only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent to provide relief warranted by that party’s individual claim. All issues are for the arbitrator to decide, except that issues relating to the scope and enforceability of the arbitration and class action waiver provisions are for the court to decide. This arbitration provision shall survive termination of these Terms or the Service.
Disclaimer of Representations and Warranties
YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE”, AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS. Therefore, to the fullest extent permissible by law, VerifyThem and its direct and indirect parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and each of their respective employees, directors, members, managers, shareholders, agents, vendors, licensors, licensees, contractors, customers, successors, and assigns (collectively, “VerifyThem Parties”) hereby disclaim and make no representations, warranties, endorsements, or promises, express or implied, as to:
the Service (including the Content and the User-Generated Content);
the functions, features, or any other elements on, or made accessible through, the Service;
any products, services, or instructions offered or referenced at or linked through the Service;
security associated with the transmission of your User-Generated Content transmitted to VerifyThem or via the Service;
whether the Service or the servers that make the Service available are free from any harmful components (including viruses, Trojan horses, and other technologies that could adversely impact your Device);
whether the information (including any instructions) on the Service is accurate, complete, correct, adequate, useful, timely, or reliable (the Content and the Service may not be 100% accurate, complete, or up to date, so do not use it as a substitute for your own due diligence, especially if you have concerns about a person's criminal history. VerifyThem does not make any representation or warranty about the character or the integrity of the person, business, or entity about which you inquire);
whether any defects to or errors on the Service will be repaired or corrected;
whether your access to the Service will be uninterrupted;
whether the Service will be available at any particular time or location; and
whether your use of the Service is lawful in any particular jurisdiction.
EXCEPT FOR ANY SPECIFIC WARRANTIES PROVIDED HEREIN OR IN ADDITIONAL TERMS PROVIDED BY A VerifyThem PARTY, THE VerifyThem PARTIES HEREBY FURTHER DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR MISAPPROPRIATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES, TITLE, CUSTOM, TRADE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION, AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS.
Some jurisdictions limit or do not allow the disclaimer of implied or other warranties so the above disclaimers may not apply to the extent such jurisdictions’ laws are applicable, and you may have additional rights.
Limitations of Our Liability
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY VerifyThem PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, including personal injury or death or for any direct, indirect, economic, exemplary, special, punitive, incidental, or consequential losses or damages of any kind, including loss of profits, that are directly or indirectly related to:
the Service (including the Content and the User-Generated Content);
your use of or inability to use the Service, or the performance of the Service;
any action taken in connection with an investigation by the VerifyThem Parties or law enforcement authorities regarding your access to or use of the Service;
any action taken in connection with copyright or other intellectual property owners or other rights owners;
any errors or omissions in the Service’s technical operation; or
any damage to any user’s computer, hardware, software, modem, or other equipment or technology, including damage from any security breach or from any virus, bugs, tampering, fraud, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer line, or network failure or any other technical or other malfunction, including losses or damages in the form of lost profits, loss of goodwill, loss of data, work stoppage, accuracy of results, or equipment failure or malfunction.
The foregoing limitations of liability will apply even if any of the foregoing events or circumstances were foreseeable and even if VerifyThem Parties were advised of or should have known of the possibility of such losses or damages, regardless of whether you bring an action based in contract, negligence, strict liability, or tort (including whether caused, in whole or in part, by negligence, acts of god, telecommunications failure, or destruction of the Service).
ome jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages of the sort that are described above, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you, and you may have additional rights.
EXCEPT AS MAY BE PROVIDED IN ANY APPLICABLE ADDITIONAL TERMS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE VerifyThem PARTIES’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU, FOR ALL POSSIBLE DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE AND YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THESE TERMS, EXCEED AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID VerifyThem IN CONNECTION WITH THE TRANSACTION(S) THAT UNDERLIE THE CLAIM(S); PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THIS PROVISION WILL NOT APPLY IF A COURT OR TRIBUNAL WITH APPLICABLE JURISDICTION FINDS SUCH TO BE UNCONSCIONABLE. FOR PURPOSES OF CLARITY, THE PRIOR SENTENCE DOES NOT EXPAND OR LIMIT ANY EXPRESS, WRITTEN PRODUCT WARRANTY THAT IS PROVIDED BY VerifyThem OR A MANUFACTURER OF A PHYSICAL PRODUCT.
Waiver of Injunctive or Other Equitable Relief
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IF YOU CLAIM THAT YOU HAVE INCURRED ANY LOSS, DAMAGES, OR INJURIES IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, THEN THE LOSSES, DAMAGES, AND INJURIES WILL NOT BE DEEMED IRREPARABLE OR SUFFICIENT TO ENTITLE YOU TO AN INJUNCTION OR TO OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF OF ANY KIND. THIS MEANS THAT, IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR CLAIM, YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT SEEK, AND THAT YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN, ANY COURT OR OTHER ACTION THAT MAY INTERFERE WITH OR PREVENT THE DEVELOPMENT OR EXPLOITATION OF ANY WEBSITE, APPLICATION, CONTENT, USER-GENERATED CONTENT, PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNED, LICENSED, USED OR CONTROLLED BY VerifyThem (INCLUDING YOUR LICENSED USER-GENERATED CONTENT) OR A LICENSOR OF VerifyThem.
Updates to Terms
These Terms (or if applicable Additional Terms), in the form posted at the time of your use of the applicable services to which it applies, shall govern such use (including transactions entered during such use). We may change these Terms at any time. WE MAY ALSO CEASE OFFERING THE SERVICE UNDER THE TERMS OR APPLICABLE ADDITIONAL TERMS FOR WHICH THEY WERE PREVIOUSLY OFFERED. ACCORDINGLY, EACH TIME YOU SIGN IN TO OR OTHERWISE USE THE SERVICE YOU ARE ENTERING INTO A NEW AGREEMENT WITH US ON THE THEN APPLICABLE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND YOU AGREE THAT WE MAY NOTIFY YOU OF NEW TERMS BY POSTING THEM ON THE SERVICE (OR IN ANY OTHER REASONABLE MANNER OF NOTICE WHICH WE ELECT), AND THAT You are bound by the new Terms if you continue to use the Service. You can review the most recent Terms by clicking the “Terms of Service” hyperlink on the Service. Any new Terms or Additional Terms will be effective as to new use and transactions as of the time that we post them, or such later date as may be specified in them or in other notice to you. However, the Terms (and any applicable Additional Terms) that applied when you previously used the Service will continue to apply to such prior use and any specific term to which we previously committed to apply those terms (if applicable) (i.e., changes and additions are prospective only) unless mutually agreed. In the event any notice to you of new, revised or additional terms is determined by a tribunal to be insufficient, the prior agreement shall continue until sufficient notice to establish a new agreement occurs. You should frequently check the home page and any email you have supplied to us, all of which you agree are reasonable manners of providing you notice. You can reject any new, revised or additional terms by discontinuing use of the Service and related services.
VerifyThem’s Consent or Approval.
As to any provision in these Terms or any Additional Terms that grants VerifyThem a right of consent or approval, or permits VerifyThem to exercise a right in its “sole discretion,” VerifyThem may exercise that right in its sole and absolute discretion. No VerifyThem consent or approval may be deemed to have been granted by VerifyThem without being in writing and signed by an officer of VerifyThem.
These Terms and any applicable Additional Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with, and any Dispute and Excluded Dispute will be resolved in accordance with, the laws of New York, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions that might apply the laws of another jurisdiction.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold the VerifyThem Parties harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs, investigations, liabilities, judgments, fines, penalties, settlements, interest, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) that directly or indirectly arise from or are related to any claim, suit, action, demand, or proceeding made or brought against any VerifyThem Party, or on account of the investigation, defense, or settlement thereof, arising out of or in connection with, whether occurring heretofore or hereafter: (i) your User-Generated Content; (ii) your use of the Service and your activities in connection with the Service; (iii) your breach or alleged breach of these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms; (iv) your violation or alleged violation of any laws, rules, regulations, codes, statutes, ordinances, or orders of any governmental or quasi-governmental authorities in connection with your use of the Service or your activities in connection with the Service; (v) information or material transmitted through your Device, even if not submitted by you, that infringes, violates, or misappropriates any copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, patent, publicity, privacy, or other right of any person or entity; (vi) any misrepresentation made by you; and (vii) the VerifyThem Parties’ use of the information that you submit to us (including your User-Generated Content) (all of the foregoing, “Claims and Losses”). You will cooperate as fully required by the VerifyThem Parties in the defense of any Claim and Losses. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the VerifyThem Parties retain the exclusive right to settle, compromise, and pay any and all Claims and Losses. The VerifyThem Parties reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any Claims and Losses. You will not settle any Claims and Losses without, in each instance, the prior written consent of an officer of a VerifyThem Party.
Operation of Service; Availability of Products and Services; International Issues.
VerifyThem controls and operates the Service from the U.S.A., and VerifyThem makes no representation that the Service is appropriate or available for use beyond the U.S.A. If you use the Service from other locations, you are doing so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws regarding your online conduct and acceptable content, if and to the extent local laws apply. The Service may describe products and services that are available only in the U.S.A. (or only parts of it) and are not available worldwide. We reserve the right to limit the availability of the Service and/or the provision of any content, program, product, service, or other feature described or available on the Service to any person, entity, geographic area, or jurisdiction, at any time and in our sole discretion, and to limit the quantities of any content, program, product, service, or other feature that we provide. You agree that the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to these Terms or to any sale of goods carried out as a result of your use of the Service.
Software related to or made available by the Service may be subject to export controls of the U.S.A. To the extent permissible under applicable domestic laws, no software from the Service may be downloaded, exported, or re-exported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) any country or other jurisdiction to which the U.S.A. has embargoes, or (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders, or (iii) to anyone on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security Entities List as published in the Export Administration Regulations (including entities engaged in weapons of mass destruction proliferation in various countries and persons and entities that are suspected of diverting U.S. origin items to embargoed countries or terrorist end-uses). You are responsible for complying with all applicable trade regulations and laws both foreign and domestic. Except as authorized by law, you agree and warrant not to export or re-export the software to any county, or to any person, entity, or end-user subject to U.S. export controls or sanctions, including, as set forth in subsections (i) – (iii) above.
If any provision of these Terms, or any Additional Terms, is for any reason deemed invalid, unlawful, void, or unenforceable by a court or arbitrator of competent jurisdiction, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms or the Additional Terms, and the invalidity of the provision will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of these Terms or the applicable Additional Terms (which will remain in full force and effect). To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to waive, and you hereby waive, any applicable statutory and common law that may permit a contract to be construed against its drafter. Wherever the word “including” is used in these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms, the word will be deemed to mean “including, without limitation.” The summaries of provisions and section headings are provided for convenience only and shall not limit the full Terms.
When you communicate with us electronically, such as via email and text message, you consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will try to promptly respond to all inquiries, but we are not obligated to do so. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
Investigations; Cooperation with Law Enforcement; Termination; Survival.
VerifyThem may assign its rights and obligations under these Terms and any applicable Additional Terms, in whole or in part, to any party at any time without any notice. These Terms and any applicable Additional Terms may not be assigned by you, and you may not delegate your duties under them, without the prior written consent of an officer of VerifyThem.
Complete Agreement; No Waiver.
These Terms, and any applicable Additional Terms, reflect our complete agreement regarding the Service and supersede any prior agreements, representations, warranties, assurances or discussion related to the Service. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms, (i) no failure or delay by you or VerifyThem in exercising any of rights, powers, or remedies under will operate as a waiver of that or any other right, power, or remedy, and (ii) no waiver or modification of any term of these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms will be effective unless in writing and signed by the party against whom the waiver or modification is sought to be enforced.
U.S. Government Restricted Rights.
If you are a U.S. government end user, then this provision applies to you. The Service provided in connection with these Terms has been developed entirely at private expense, as defined in FAR section 2.101, DFARS section 252.227-7014(a)(1) and DFARS section 252.227-7015 (or any equivalent or subsequent agency regulation thereof), and is provided as “commercial items,” “commercial computer site” and/or “commercial computer site documentation.” Consistent with DFARS section 227.7202 and FAR section 12.212 and to the extent required under U.S. federal law, the minimum restricted rights as set forth in FAR section 52.227-19 (or any equivalent or subsequent agency regulation thereof), any use, modification, reproduction, release, performance, display, disclosure or distribution thereof by or for the U.S. Government shall be governed solely by these Terms and shall be prohibited except to the extent expressly permitted by these Terms..
You are responsible for obtaining and maintaining all Devices and other equipment and software, and all internet service provider, mobile service, and other services needed for your access to and use of the Service and you will be responsible for all charges related to them.
California Consumer Rights and Notices
Residents of California are entitled to the following specific consumer rights information: you may contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the Department of Consumer Affairs by mail at: 400 R St., Suite 1080, Sacramento, California, 95814, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254. Their website is located at: www.dca.ca.gov.
Not a Consumer Reporting Agency
VerifyThem is not a consumer-reporting agency ("Consumer Reporting Agency") as defined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. ("FCRA") and the Service and any reports provided by the Service do not constitute "consumer reports," "consumer credit information," or "consumer report information" as those terms are defined in the FCRA. The information provided by the Service does not bear on any consumer's creditworthiness, credit standing, credit capacity, character, general reputation, personal characteristics, or mode of living. VerifyThem has not collected or used the Content or other information on the Service, and does not offer or provide the Content or the Service, in whole or in part, for the purpose of serving as a factor in establishing any consumer's eligibility for (A) credit or insurance to be used primarily for personal, family, or household purposes; (B) employment purposes; or (C) any other purpose authorized under section 1681b of FCRA. VerifyThem does not regularly engage in whole or in part in the practice of assembling or evaluating consumer credit information or other information on consumers for the purpose of furnishing consumer reports to third parties; VerifyThem does not prepare or furnish consumer reports as defined under FCRA; and VerifyThem does not expect the information on the Service to be used for any consumer purpose. You agree that you will not collect, use or provide the Content or the Service, in whole or in part:
In connection with establishing a consumer's eligibility for credit or insurance to be used primarily for personal, family or household purposes or in connection with assessing risks associated with existing credit obligations of a consumer.
For employment purposes, including without limitation for the purpose of evaluating a consumer for employment, promotion, reassignment or retention as an employee;
For any tenancy verification or in connection with any application to rent real property;
In connection with a determination of a consumer's eligibility for a license or other benefit that depends on an applicant's financial responsibility or status;
As a potential investor or servicer, or current insurer, in connection with a valuation of, or assessment of credit or prepayment risks associated with, an existing credit obligation;
In connection with any information, service or product sold or delivered to a "Consumer" (as that term is defined in the FCRA) that constitutes or is derived in substantial part from a consumer report;
For the preparation of a consumer report or in such a manner that may cause such data to be characterized as a consumer report;
For any other purpose authorized under section 1681b of FCRA.
You agree that you do not and will not engage in whole or in part in the practice of assembling or evaluating consumer credit information or other information on consumers for the purpose of furnishing consumer reports to third parties, that you do not prepare or furnish consumer reports as defined under FCRA, and that you do not expect the information on or provided by the Service to be used for any consumer purpose. You agree not to take any "adverse action" (as that term is defined in the FCRA), which is based in whole or in part on the Service, against any Consumer.
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