LAST MODIFIED: December 13, 2017
SOCIAL SENTINEL, INC.
1. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE.
SSI may discontinue, modify or suspend any aspect of the Site without prior notice of any kind. SSI may impose limits on use of the Site, or suspend or discontinue access to all or part of the Site without prior notice of any kind. Please check this TOU Agreement every time you visit to view any changes.
2. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS.
You agree that your use of the Service and the Site is subject to the terms in this TOU Agreement. The terms “User” and “you” refer to any person who accesses the Site and uses the Service. You are authorized to use the Service and the Site only if you agree to abide by all applicable laws and to the terms in this TOU Agreement. Please read this TOU Agreement carefully. If you do not agree to the terms of this TOU Agreement, please immediately cease using the Service and the Site.
SSI reserves the right to, at any time, add to, change, update or modify this TOU Agreement simply by posting such change, update or modification on the Site and updating the “Last Modified” date at the top of this page. Any such change, update or modification will be effective immediately upon availability on the Site. You agree that your continued use of the Service and the Site shall constitute your acceptance of such revised TOU Agreement. Since this TOU Agreement may change from time to time, it is important that you regularly review the TOU Agreement to ensure that you are updated as to any changes.
This TOU Agreement, and any posted revisions to its terms, shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Service and the Site.
3. PRIVACY AND PROTECTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION.
4. CONTENT ON THE SITE.
4.1. Content on the Site. You are not permitted to use any Content or to reproduce the Content in any manner without the prior written consent of SSI.
4.2. Monitoring of Content. SSI and its agents and designees reserve the right to monitor, restrict access to, edit, modify or remove any Content on the Site. SSI reserves the right at all times to disclose any information SSI deems necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, modify, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in SSI’s sole discretion. THESE RIGHTS WILL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO CREATE ANY LIABILITY TO SSI IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CONTENT.
4.3. Materials uploaded to the Site may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.
5. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY.
The Site may contain links to third party websites. When you access third party websites, you do so at your own risk. Third party links published or posted by Users or sponsors do not constitute or imply an approval or endorsement by SSI of any information, materials, documents, services or products available on third party websites. SSI makes no representations about the suitability or accuracy of information, documents, materials, services or products published, posted or made available as part of the content, services or products offered by Users or sponsors for any purpose. ALL SUCH INFORMATION, MATERIALS, CONTENT, SERVICES AND PRODUCTS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND BY SSI.
SSI DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO INFORMATION, MATERIALS, CONTENT, SERVICES AND PRODUCTS, WHETHER PROVIDED BY SSI OR THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. IN NO EVENT SHALL SSI BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON THE SITE OR BY THIRD PARTIES, OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES BY SSI OR THIRD PARTIES, WHETHER OR NOT SSI KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
SSI DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT THE SITE FUNCTIONING WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR FREE OF ERRORS. SSI ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMMUNICATIONS LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, OR ALTERATION OF, ANY USER’S CONTENT OR ELECTRONIC DEVICE. SSI IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PROBLEMS OR TECHNICAL MALFUNCTION OF ANY TELEPHONE NETWORK OR LINES, COMPUTER ONLINE SYSTEMS, SERVERS OR PROVIDERS, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, MOBILE EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE, FAILURE OF ANY E-MAIL OR PLAYERS DUE TO TECHNICAL PROBLEMS ON THE INTERNET OR ON THE SITE OR COMBINATION THEREOF, INCLUDING ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE TO ANY USER’S ELECTRONIC DEVICE RELATED TO OR RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATION OR DOWNLOADING MATERIALS IN CONNECTION WITH USING THE SITE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SSI BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, RESULTING FROM USE OF THE SITE, FROM ANY USER CONTENT POSTED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, OR FROM THE CONDUCT OF ANY USERS OF THE SITE, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE.
IN ANY CASE, SSI’S TOTAL, CUMULATIVE LIABILITY UNDER THIS TOU AGREEMENT SHALL NOT EXCEED THE GREATER OF $500 OR ANY FEES/ PAYMENTS RECEIVED BY SSI FROM YOU FOR USING THE SITE, OR ADVERTISING ON THE SITE. THIS LIMITATION WILL APPLY, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER ANY REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER A CLAIM OR ACTION SOUNDS IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, CONTRIBUTION, INDEMNITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.
PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME OF THESE LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY MAY NOT BE ENFORCEABLE IN SOME STATES, AND IF SO, THEY ARE NOT APPLICABLE TO YOU. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
YOU HEREBY AGREE TO RELEASE SSI, ITS AFFILIATES AND AGENTS, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND DAMAGES (ACTUAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL) OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED AND UNSUSPECTED, DISCLOSED AND UNDISCLOSED (“CLAIMS”), ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH STATES, IN PART: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT SSI WOULD NOT HAVE POSTED THIS SITE BUT FOR THESE DISCLAIMERS OF LIABILITY, AND AGREE THAT THE TERMS ARE REASONABLE.
6. NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE.
As a condition of your use of the Site and the Service, you will not use the Site or Service for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by this TOU Agreement. SSI reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against any Users who violate this provision (as determined in SSI’s sole discretion), including, without limitation, removing, editing or modifying any offending Content, or denying, restricting, or suspending or terminating your access to all or any part of the Site, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability to SSI. SSI has no obligation to take any of the above-referenced actions, and is not responsible for the conduct of any Users who violate this provision.
You will not:
6.1. Use the Site or Service for any unlawful purpose.
6.2. Use the Site or the Service to monitor or surveil any individuals or small groups of individuals.
6.3. Use the Site or the Service for employment or credit check purposes.
6.4. Use the Site or the Service in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any of the Site’s servers or the network(s) connected to any of the Site’s servers, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site.
6.5. Attempt to gain unauthorized access to any part of the Site, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any Site server, through hacking, password mining or any other means.
6.6. Obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Site.
6.7. Use the Site in connection with surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk e-mail, spamming or any duplicative, exploitive or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise).
6.8. Advertise products of any kind that you or someone else manufacturers, supplies, distributes. This includes not publishing, posting, uploading, discussing, mentioning or listing the telephone numbers, addresses, facsimile numbers, e-mail addresses, domain names or Web links of your manufacturing, supply, retail, or wholesale business or any other business of this type.
6.9. Publish, post, upload, link to, discuss, disseminate, mention, or list your own personal contact information if it is for the purpose of advertising, distributing or selling products or services that you or someone else manufactures, supplies, distributes or sells.
6.10. Publish, post, upload, link to, discuss, disseminate, mention or list your or anyone else’s age or e-mail address anywhere on the Site.
6.11. Publish, post, upload, link to, discuss, disseminate, mention or list names, telephone numbers, addresses, e-mail addresses, facsimile numbers, domain names or websites of any other Users.
6.12. Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, offend, provoke, name call, or otherwise violate the legal rights (including the rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
6.13. Publish, post, upload, disseminate, use or make comments that are of an abusive, violent, inappropriate, vulgar, profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent, sexually explicit, pornographic, or otherwise objectionable or unlawful nature.
6.14. Publish, post, discuss, upload, disseminate or mention information that contains content intended to victimize, harass, degrade, or intimidate an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, race, ethnicity, age, disability, or sexual orientation. Hate speech of any kind is not permitted on the Site.
6.15. Publish, post, discuss, upload, disseminate or mention illegal activities of any kind, including, without limitation, references to illegal drug use, terrorist activities, making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone else’s privacy or child pornography.
6.16. Publish, post, upload, disseminate, post Web links to or otherwise make available any content that is obscene, lewd, violent, sexually explicit, pornographic or otherwise objectionable or illegal.
6.17. Publish, post, upload, use or otherwise make available, pass off as your own, or solicit for exchange, sale or purchase, any content protected by intellectual property laws, including, by way of example, and not as limitation, copyright or trademark laws (or rights of privacy or publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consent to do the same.
6.18. Post, upload, disseminate, link to, use, modify, copy, reproduce, republish, transmit or otherwise make available any content, which is made available through the Site in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other personal or proprietary right of any party.
6.19. Publish, post, upload, disseminate, use, link to or otherwise make available any image, photograph or picture of any other person or User without that person’s or User’s consent.
6.20. Solicit information of any kind from or exploit in any way Users who are under the age of 18.
6.22. Upload files to the Site that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer or property of another.
6.23. Harvest, solicit or otherwise collect personal information from or about other Users for any purpose.
6.24. Use the Site or the Service in any manner that is inconsistent with or violates any applicable laws or regulations.
6.25. Create a false identity on the Site or with the Service for the purpose of misleading others.
6.26. Publish, post, disseminate, link to, upload, use, copy or otherwise make available (whether or not for a fee) any directory of Users of the Site.
6.27. Register on the Site or with the Service under a new User name if SSI has restricted, suspended or terminated your use of the Site.
6.28. Register on the Site or with the Service with a User name that is offensive, deceptive or violates any other party’s rights.
6.29. Register on the Site or with the Service if you are under the age of 14.
6.30. Register on the Site or with the Service with a non-working or inactive e-mail address, or someone else’s e-mail address other than your own.
6.31. Publish, post, upload, disseminate, discuss, mention or insinuate false information about other Users.
6.32. Publish, post, upload, disseminate, discuss or mention the value, validity or effectiveness of products or services of sponsors if you have never owned or used such product or services.
6.33. Use the Site or the Service for any purpose other than to obtain Alerts regarding threats shared publicly on social media and blog streams.
7. SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIES’ TERMS OF SERVICE.
8. USER IDENTIFIED TERMS.
Through our Local+ Lists and Assets Configuration (“Lists”), you may identify potential targets of threats that are unique to your organization (“User Identified Items”). These Lists will pair User Identified Items with the Sentinel Search℠ Library so that you may receive alerts to threats regardless of whether the post was made inside or outside of a geofence. When you provide User Identified Items, we will assess whether they are appropriate additions to the Lists, including by examining whether they would create efficient, productive, and meaningful results, whether they accord with Social Media companies’ terms of service, and whether they constitute prohibited or unlawful use of the Site or the Service. We decide in our sole discretion whether to add any User Identified Items to the Lists.
9. FEEDBACK AND UNSOLICITED IDEA SUBMISSION POLICY.
SSI welcomes your comments and feedback about the Service and the Site. You agree that, by sharing such feedback with Social Sentinel, you grant to Social Sentinel a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free license to use and incorporate into the Service or Site any suggestions, enhancement requests, recommendations, corrections, or other feedback you provide relating to the Service.
Note that SSI does not accept or consider unsolicited submissions concerning its business or operations, including, but not limited to, original ideas for new advertising campaigns, promotions, products, services, technologies, processes, materials, marketing plans or new product/service names. Please do not send SSI such submissions. The purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when SSI’s Service, products or marketing strategies appear similar to ideas submitted to SSI. All such submissions to SSI are considered the property of SSI. SSI does not have an obligation to protect the confidentiality of any such submission. SSI will exclusively own all known or later-existing rights to such submission worldwide, and will be entitled to the unrestricted use of any such submission for any purpose, without compensation to you or any third party provider of such submission.
10. COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS.
Materials may be made available on the Site by third parties not within SSI’s control. SSI respects the intellectual property rights of others, and SSI asks the Users of the Site to do the same. It is SSI’s policy not to permit materials known by SSI to infringe another party’s copyright to remain on the Site. If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that the Site contains links or other references to another online location that contains material or activity that infringes your copyright rights, you may notify SSI by providing the following information (as required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512) to our copyright agent set forth below:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit SSI to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit SSI to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
- A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Liz Kleinberg, General Counsel
Social Sentinel, Inc.
128 Lakeside Ave., Suite 302
Burlington, VT 05401
11. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF SSI. The Site contains content protected by copyright, trademark, and other law, and SSI owns and retains all rights in this content.
12. COPYRIGHT NOTICE. Copyright © 2017 Social Sentinel, Inc. All rights reserved.
13. TRADEMARKS. SOCIAL SENTINEL, ASSESS ALERT AVERT, LOCAL+, SENTINEL SEARCH, PULSE, SCOUT, LANGUAGE OF HARM, RMAP are trademarks of Social Sentinel, Inc.
14. JURISDICTION AND DISPUTES. This TOU Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Vermont, USA, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions, the state and federal courts of which have sole and exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any actions or claims arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site, your breach of this TOU Agreement and/or arising from any breach of your representations and warranties set forth in this TOU Agreement. You submit to the jurisdiction of such courts for such purpose, and agree not to contest venue as appropriate in Vermont. The parties waive the right to trial by jury.
15. INDEMNITY. To the extent permissible by law, you agree to indemnify and hold SSI, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Site in violation of this TOU Agreement and/or from any breach of this TOU Agreement.
16. ORDER OF PRECEDENCE. If you are an SSI client, in the event of an inconsistency or conflict between this TOU Agreement and your Social Sentinel Services Agreement, your Social Sentinel Services Agreement shall govern.