Welcome to our website ("heartsincars.com"). These General Terms of Service ("Terms") apply to visitors to this website, as well as registered users of all offerings provided by GirlBehindGlasses, Inc.
1.1 GirlBehindGlasses, Inc. ("GBG" or "we" or "our" or "us") is a State of Pennsylvania Corporation whose principal place of business is located at 230 Wood St., Bristol, PA 19007. GBG is the owner and operator of this Website. GBG, via our Website, provides our licensees ("Licensees") a service ("Service") in the form of products, services, and content specifically designed for persons or entities that want to expand their possibilities of online communication via a messaging platform with other registered users within our Service.
1.2 Registered Users may make a choice of opting into additional features of our Service by enhancing their online experience via receiving removable car magnet(s), and or window cling(s), or identifiers that have a unique four-digit alpha numeric code printed on them that is randomly generated by a database that correlates to the users/members online dating profile. These artifacts enable nonmembers and the public to visually identify Registered Users (e.g. in real time, real places, under real circumstances, and real situations), during their daily commute on the road, or at any time said identifier is placed or left on the Registered User's vehicle. Our Registered Users choose to place said artifacts on their vehicle at their own sole discretion.
1.3 Your use of GBG's products, software, services, servers and Website (referred to collectively as our "Service" in this document) is subject to the terms and conditions of a binding and enforceable agreement ("Agreement") between you and GBG, as defined herein. By using our Service, you acknowledge and agree that you have fully read and agree to be bound by the provisions of this Agreement. If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement in its entirety, then you must immediately stop using our Service.
1.4 PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE CAREFULLY AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING A USER'S LEGAL RIGHTS, REMEDIES AND OBLIGATIONS. THESE INCLUDE VARIOUS LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS, AND A DISPUTE RESOLUTION CLAUSE THAT GOVERNS HOW DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED. IT ALSO CLEARLY SPECIFIES THE MANNER BY WHICH ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT OCCURRS. THE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS CONTAINED HEREIN FORM AN ESSENTIAL BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND GBG.
1.5 GBG, at its sole discretion, may translate its Service into various languages, that notwithstanding, the language of this Agreement, or any agreement wherein this Agreement is included by reference, will not be translated into any other language and must be agreed to and accepted as defined herein.
2. General Terms.
2.1 The terms and conditions provided herein (the "General Terms") have two broad sections. The first section applies to all users of our Service, including the public at large ("Users"). The second section applies to that subset of Users who register on our Service as Licensees ("Registered Users"). Licensees will also be asked to accept a Licensee Agreement at the time they register. For the purposes of these General Terms, a Licensee is defined as a person or entity that has registered on our Service and paid the Subscription Fee. "You" means an individual member of the consuming public that is using our Website, whether you are a Licensee or not.
2.2 The General Terms contained herein are included by reference in subsequent agreements entered into between GBG and a Licensee ("Licensee Agreement"), and constitute the minimum terms and conditions controlling use of our Service. The term Agreement, as used herein, refers to these General Terms and to any agreement entered between a Licensee and GBG that includes these General Terms by reference.
2.3 Our Service and Website include all pages on our Website's domain (heartsincars.com) and all pages on any related sub-domains, all of which are controlled by this Agreement.
3. Limited License.
3.1 All content on our Service, as defined herein, including designs, text, graphics, pictures, video, information, applications, software, music, sound and other files, and their selection and arrangement (the "Information"), are the property of GBG or its licensors with all rights reserved.
3.2 If you meet the requirements of Eligibility, and have properly gained access to our Service as provided for in this Agreement, then you are granted a limited license to use our Service and the Information, and to download and print a copy of any portion of the Information for the purpose of which it is intended as defined in this Agreement, provided that you keep all copyright or other proprietary notices intact.
3.3 As pertaining to all the Information, except for User Content, you may not make available, in any form and by any mechanism, said Information on any public or private website or incorporate the Information in any other database or compilation.
3.4 Any use of the Information, other than as set forth herein, is strictly prohibited. This limited license allows you to use the Information only for lawful uses in accordance with the foregoing and does not allow you to sell the Information, use the Information for commercial use other than as provided for herein, or use any type of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering or extraction methods on our Service.
3.5 Absent prior written consent from GBG, you may not copy or imitate any elements of our Service, including but not limited to, graphics, digital images, logos, sounds, images, and buttons protected by trade dress and other laws. Absent prior written consent from GBG, you may not use framing, metatags, or hidden text techniques in association with our logo, trademark or other copyrighted or proprietary information.
3.6 Unless expressly stated in this Agreement, or in a subsequent agreement entered into by GBG and a Licensee, nothing herein shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, in any form or by any mechanism.
3.7 The GBG limited license is revocable at any time without notice and with or without cause, except as provided for in our Licensee Agreement.
4.1 As defined herein, transmissions ("Transmissions") may take the form of submissions, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback, notes, messages, e-mails, postings, letters, or other written materials about, or concerning, our Service, provided by you to GBG, other than User Content. You acknowledge that Transmissions by you to and from our Service may be non-confidential, and that others may read and/or intercept such Transmissions.
4.3 By using our Service, you thereby assign all right, title, and interest, including the copyright therein, in all Transmissions, to GBG. Accordingly, GBG shall own all intellectual property rights in the Transmissions and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Transmissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment, compensation, or liability to you. By submitting such Transmissions to our Service, you irrevocably waive all "moral rights" in such Transmissions.
5.1 Our Service may include hypertext links to other websites over which GBG has no control. GBG makes no representations of any kind regarding the content on such websites or the content on any website linked to such websites or to any changes or modifications made thereto.
5.2 You hereby acknowledge that by using any such hypertext link, you irrevocably waive all claims against GBG regarding such websites and must adhere to the usage and privacy policies governing such sites. GBG's usage of links does not imply our endorsement, or sponsorship, of any such websites.
6. User Content.
6.1 You retain all ownership rights to content which you are the lawful owner or licensee of ("User Content") and which you make available to our Service via whatever mechanism our Service provides, excluding such items defined as Transmissions herein and subject to any other rights granted to GBG under this Agreement.
6.2 User Content means content provided by a User to our Service. For example, photos, videos, presentations, and files related to existing or future multi-media formats.
6.3 By submitting User Content to our Service, you grant GBG a nonexclusive, worldwide, transferable and fully paid license to copy, crop, reproduce, reformat, translate, display, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute your User Content within our Service to the extent required to accomplish objectives directly or indirectly related to same.
6.4 In addition, the license you grant includes rights that allow GBG to create derivative works, or incorporate your User Content into other works, as GBG sees fit and as required by our Service. The license expires upon termination of this Agreement. You acknowledge and agree that GBG may retain archived copies of User Content for purposes related to our internal operations including but not limited to our compliance with applicable law.
6.5 You represent, warrant, and guarantee that you have the full right, ability, and authority to make User Content available on our Service. You further represent, warrant, and guarantee that by making available User Content on our Service you are not violating any obligation owed by you to a third party, including without limitation obligations of confidentiality, privacy, attribution or intellectual property rights including, but not limited to, rights related to patent, trademark, copyright, or trade secrets.
7. Intellectual Property Rights of Third Parties.
7.1 GBG respects the intellectual property rights of others and requires Users of our Service to do likewise. GBG prohibits Users from making available, in whatever form and by whatever mechanism, content on our Service that infringes upon any party's intellectual property rights.
7.2 GBG has the right to terminate the Account of any infringing Licensee and will take steps to do so immediately upon proper notification and in compliance with applicable law. You acknowledge and agree that a violation of the intellectual property rights of others on our Service triggers the Indemnification as provided for herein.
7.3 GBG will strictly comply with the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code Section 512(c)(2) ("DMCA"). If you believe your copyright has been violated by any content on our Service, then you may send a written notification of such infringement to our Designated Agent as set forth below.
7.4 GBG has designated an agent to the U.S. Copyright Office to receive notifications of alleged copyright infringement relating to our Service. You must submit all such notifications, in a manner consistent with the DMCA, to GBG's Designated Agent. Likewise, if you believe that your copyrighted content has been erroneously removed from our Service then you must send a counter notification to GBG's Designated Agent in a similar DMCA compliant manner.
Send all DMCA compliant notifications to: Content Provider: Girl Behind Glasses, Inc. Designated Agent: Michelle Schafer Address: 230 Wood St., Bristol, PA 19007 Phone: 215-500-9308 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
8.1 All trademarks used on our Service are the property of their respective owners and may not be used without permission therefrom.
8.2 Whether or not specifically designated as such, heartsincars.com and all other colors, graphics, logos, sounds, images, icons and buttons displayed on our Service are, or may be, trademarks of GBG or its affiliates.
8.3 Absent prior written consent from GBG, you may not copy, imitate, or use any portion of these marks.
9. User Conduct Restrictions: Impermissible Use and Activities.
9.1 You agree not to use our Service to transmit data or code which: (a) is unlawful, threatening or abusive; (b) encourages criminal or other activity that would reasonably give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, federal, or international law; (c) contains false or misleading information; (d) inhibits another User from use or enjoyment of our Service; (e) is defamatory, libelous or otherwise unlawful; (f) contains a virus or surreptitious code; (g) contains any type of commercial component or advertising;(h) is pornographic, sexually explicit, or indecent; or (i) allows for the harvesting of email addresses or other contact information, or the harvesting of information of any kind.
9.2 Furthermore, you agree not to use our Service to engage in the following kinds of activities: (a) transmit, upload, post, store, and share content of any kind, and by any other mechanism, that you are not the lawful owner or licensee of; (b) register for more than one Account or register an Account in the name of another; (c) impersonate a person or entity or make misrepresentations regarding affiliations of any kind; (d) engage in any kind of behavior that can reasonably be construed as SPAMMING; and (e) engage in any behavior likely to cause harm to GBG, our Service, its Users, or to the public at large.
9.3 Sex offenders, whether they are listed on a national sex offender list, are expressly prohibited from using our Service. Any person convicted of being a sex offender will, of their own accord, immediately cease and desist from participating on our Service. If GBG is notified of, or discovers, said conviction, we will terminate your Account as provided for herein.
10. Data Collection.
10.2 GBG does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information (or information of any other kind) directly from anyone under the age of 18, with or without parental consent, for its own use. If you have a good faith belief that GBG has inadvertently collected such information, please contact GBG at email@example.com. GBG will take immediate steps to remove such information from our Service and from any databases under GBG's control.
11. Governing Law.
12.1 Any claim or controversy arising among or between the parties hereto pertaining to our Service, or any claim or controversy arising out of, or with respect to, any matter contained in this Agreement, or any differences as to the interpretation or performance of this Agreement, other than those wherein either party has infringed or threatened to infringe the other party's intellectual property rights, or wherein you have violated our User Conduct Restrictions, shall be settled by arbitration in the State of Pennsylvania. Such arbitration shall be before three arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association (the "AAA") under its then prevailing rules.
12.2 Intellectual property rights, as defined herein, include patent, copyright, trademark or trade secrets. You and GBG jointly acknowledge that arbitration is not an adequate remedy at law for actual or threatened infringement of either party's intellectual property rights. Therefore, it is agreed that injunctive or other appropriate relief may be sought under these circumstances.
12.3 In any arbitration involving this Agreement, the arbitrators shall not make any award that will alter, change, cancel or rescind any provision in this Agreement, and their award shall be consistent with the provisions of this Agreement. Any such arbitration must be commenced no later than one (1) year from the date such claim or controversy arose, or the claim is waived.
12.4 The award of the arbitrators shall be final, and binding and judgment may be entered thereon in any court of competent jurisdiction.
14. Entire Agreement.
14.1 This Agreement contains all of the terms and conditions agreed to by you and GBG with respect your use of our Service. It supersedes all prior agreements, arrangements and communications between the parties dealing with same, whether oral or written.
15. Definitions and Constructions.
15.1 Unless otherwise specified, the terms "includes," "including," "e.g.,", "for example," and other similar terms are deemed to include the term "without limitation" immediately thereafter.
16. Acceptance and Modifications.
16.1 GBG reserves the right to change or revise this Agreement at any time by posting a notification on our Website. GBG, at its sole discretion, may provide a Licensee notification via other mechanisms, but is not required to do so.
16.2 You are required to affirmatively accept this Agreement when becoming a Licensee by reading this Agreement and clicking "I Agree." As a Licensee, you are also required to affirmatively accept any future revisions to this Agreement in a similar manner. GBG maintains a record of acceptance for each Licensee, including the version of this Agreement accepted by you whenever you click "I Agree."
16.3 GBG will notify you of revision dates to this Agreement by posting the "last revised date" preceding the first paragraph of this document. The revised Agreement will take effect immediately after it has been posted on our Website.
17.1 GBG requires, and enforces, strict compliance with our eligibility ("Eligibility") requirements, as defined herein. Our Service is not intended for individuals under the age of 18. It is intended solely for members of the consuming public that are of legal age and meet the definition of a qualified Licensee. Registration on our Service is reserved for qualified Licensees, and therefore, registration by any other person or entity is strictly prohibited, unauthorized, unlicensed, void, and in violation of this Agreement.
17.2 By registering on our Service, you assert and warrant that you are doing so to use our Service as a qualified Licensee. Registration for any other purpose violates this Agreement and is strictly prohibited. By registering on our Service, you further assert and warrant that you are of legal age and possess the legal capacity to enter into this Agreement,
18. Account Registration.
18.1 As a Licensee, you are required to provide us accurate, current, reliable and otherwise valid data when completing the registration forms that establish your account ("Account") on our Service. You further agree that such data must be kept current and revised in a timely manner when events occur that may alter its validity.
18.2 As a Licensee, you agree that you are solely responsible for the data and activities related to updating and maintaining your Account, notwithstanding the fact the GBG may, for technical or other reasons, assist you in making changes to your Account at your direct request, and after proper authentication.
18.3 Registration on our Service requires you to maintain security credentials that allow you access to your Account. These credentials include a user identifier and a corresponding password. You may also be required to establish additional credentials should GBG deem them necessary to protect the integrity of our Service. You agree that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of said credentials.
19.1 You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold GBG, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents and employees, its suppliers and their respective affiliates and agents harmless from all claims, liabilities, damages, and expenses (including attorneys' fees and expenses) arising out of or relating to your use of our Service, including but not limited to: (a) your submission to our Service of any Transmission; (b) your alleged breach of this Agreement; or (c) your infringement of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.
19.2 GBG acknowledges and agrees that the indemnification sought in 19.1 is limited to acts that are directly or indirectly under your control regarding your use of, or inability to use, our Service, and does not extend beyond that.
20. Limitations of Liability.
20.1 IN NO EVENT SHALL GBG BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE OUR SERVICE; OR FOR THE LOSS OF PROFITS OR DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM THEFT, DELAYS, omissions, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS, for any action INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, PROFITS, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLES WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE); OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF GBG HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES INCLUDING DEATH, DISMEMBERMENT AND/OR ANY ADVERSE UNWANTED ATTENTION THAT YOU MAY RECEIVE FROM USING OUR IDENTIFIER GBG ALSO EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY AS PROVIDED FOR HEREIN, RELATED TO USERS MEETING OTHER USERS, OR MEETING WITH THE PUBLIC AT LARGE, OUTSIDE OF THE CONFINES OF OUR SERVICE.
20.2 APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES. IN SUCH CASES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. TO THAT EXTENT, GBG'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION SHALL NOT BE GREATER THAN THE TOTALITY OF PAYMENTS MADE BY YOU TO GBG IN EXCHANGE FOR ALLOWING YOU TO USE OUR SERVICE DURING THE PAST THREE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF ANY LEGAL ACTION OR PROCEEDING, OR $100.00 USD, WHICHEVER IS LESS.
21.1 YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT OUR SERVICE AND THE INFORMATION THEREIN ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND THAT GBG MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING OUR SERVICE OR THE INFORMATION. GBG DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
21.2 BY USING, OR ATTEMPTING TO USE, OUR SERVICE, YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE THE FOLLOWING:
THE INFORMATION COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES AND/OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS;
GBG DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THE TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION;
GBG. DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT OUR SERVICE OR ANY RELATED SERVERS ON WHICH IT RESIDES ARE FREE OF ERRORS OR VIRUSES OR OTHER POTENTIALLY DAMAGING CONTENT.
GBG does not crossmatch our REGISTERED USERS with sex offender lists. or ANY LISTS OF ANY KIND and therefore does not proactively terminate REGISTERED USERS who qualify as sex offenders unless we are notified of same.
REGISTERED USERS are solely responsible for any interactions made with other users both online and off. users expressly acknowledge that they may receive both favorable and unfavorable attention FROM BOTH REGISTERED users AND THE PUBLIC AT LARGE DUE TO THE USE OF OUR IDENTIFIERS.
our service is not ENABLED for the visually or hearing impaired, nor does gbg make any commitment to enable our service for hearing orvisually impaired individualsin the future.
GBG expressly disclaims any liabiity with the use of our identifieRs on your vehicle, including, but not limited to, scratches, paint fading, type of use, distractions by whether visual, manual, or cognitive. gbg encourageS our registered users to check with local and state law prior to using or applying indentifiers to thier vehicles. gbg encourageS our registered users to store indentifiers in a safe, hidden location when not in use.
21.3 GBG MAY PERIODICALLY MAKE CHANGES TO ANY SERVICE CONTENT, INFORMATION, FEATURES OR FUNCTIONS. GBG RESERVES THE RIGHT TO IMPLEMENT SUCH CHANGES AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU, OTHER THAN THAT WHICH IS SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT AND OR TERMINATE (STOP, CANCEL, TAKE DOWN) THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT WITHIN THE SITE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION TO ITS REGISTERED USERS, OR USERS.
21.4 UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INDICATED IN WRITING TO THE CONTRARY, NO REFERENCE IN OUR SERVICE TO ANY PRODUCTS, PROCESSES, SERVICES OR OTHER INFORMATION BY TRADE NAME, TRADEMARK, MANUFACTURER, SUPPLIER, OR OTHERWISE, SHALL CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY GBG's ENDORSEMENT OR SPONSORSHIP THEREOF.
22.1 Either you or GBG may terminate this Agreement. You may terminate this Agreement by destroying all materials obtained from our Service and, if you are a Licensee, by providing a termination notice to GBG at firstname.lastname@example.org. GBG may terminate this Agreement immediately, without notice for any reason, or no reason, other than as provided for in our Licensee Agreement, and reserves the right to block or prevent your future access to our Service.
22.2 Should you or GBG decide to terminate this Agreement, then GBG will prevent access to your Account on our Service. GBG agrees to make a good faith effort to resolve an outstanding dispute between GBG and a Licensee, if any exist, prior to termination. GBG, at its sole discretion, may restore access to your Account if the dispute has been resolved to its satisfaction.
22.3 You acknowledge and agree that termination of this Agreement by either party pertains solely to your use of our Service and has no effect on other contractual obligations that may exist between the parties, which remain in full force and effect.