Last Updated February 2016
1. What this Covers.
2. When You May Use the Service.
You may use any public services immediately. Any private services for either contracted agents, employees, affiliates, or resellers may begin use as soon as you have completed the sign-up process.
3. How You May Use the Service.
In using the service, you will:
* obey the law;
* obey any codes of conduct or other notices we provide;
* obey the Afortus, LLC Anti-spam Policy, which is available on the Help page inside the Portal;
* keep your service account password secret; and
* promptly notify us if you learn of a security breach related to the service.
4. How You May Not Use the Service.
In using the service, you may not:
* use the service in a way that harms us or our affiliates, resellers, distributors, and/or vendors (collectively, the “Afortus, LLC parties”), or any customer of a Afortus, LLC party;
* use any portion of the service as a destination linked from any unsolicited bulk messages or unsolicited commercial messages (“spam”);
* use any unauthorized third-party software or service to access the Afortus, LLC Data Network;
* use any automated process or service to access and/or use the service (such as a BOT, a spider, periodic caching of information stored by Afortus, LLC, or “meta-searching”);
* use any unauthorized means to modify or reroute, or attempt to modify or reroute, the service;
* damage, disable, overburden, or impair the service (or the network(s) connected to the service) or interfere with anyone’s use and enjoyment of the service; or
* resell or redistribute the service, or any part of the service.
5. You Are Responsible For Your Service Account.
Only you may use your service account. For some parts of the service, we may notify you that you may set up additional member accounts that are dependent on your account (a “sub user”). You are responsible for all activity that takes place with your service account or an associated account. You may not authorize any third party to access and/or use the service on your behalf.
6. If You Are an Associated Account User.
If you are the user of an associated account, then the holder of the service account has full control over your associated account. This control includes the right to end the service, close or alter your associated account at any time, and, in some cases, to request and receive machine and service use information related to your associated account.
7. If You Pay Afortus, LLC.
This section 7 applies in all situations in which you directly pay us. If you pay a company other than us for the service, then the charges and billing terms are as stated by the other company. Even if you do not pay for the service, you may still incur charges incidental to using the service; for example, charges for Internet access, mobile text messaging, or other data transmission.
When you create a billing account, you enter your payment method. You must be authorized to use the payment method. You authorize us to charge you for the service using your payment method and for any paid feature of the service for which you choose to sign-up or use while this contract is in force. You will pay service charges in advance. We may charge you a different amount than what you approved. If it is a greater amount, we will tell you the amount and the date of the charge at least 10 days before we make the charge. Also, we may charge you up to the amount you have approved, and notify you in advance of the difference. We may bill you for more than one of your prior billing periods together. If we informed you that the service will be provided indefinitely or automatically renewed, we may automatically renew your service and charge you for any renewal term. If in the event you are unable to bring you account current by the up and coming pay cycle, and you’re a current W2 contracted employee, it will be automatically deducted from your salary.
7.3 Updates to Your Billing Account.
You must keep all information in your billing account current, including your billing address and the expiration date of your credit card. You can access your billing account from your Account Info located on your home page, then clicking Billing Info on the left side, where you can make changes to your billing account. If you tell us to stop using your payment method, we may cancel your service. Your notice to us will not affect charges we submit to your billing account before we reasonably could act on your request.
7.4 Trial Period Offers.
You may have received a limited time of free service or some other trial period offer. Unless we notify you otherwise, if you are participating in any trial period offer, you must cancel the service by the end of the trial period to avoid incurring charges. If you do not cancel your service, and we have informed you that the service will automatically be converted into a paid subscription at the end of the trial period, then you authorize us to charge your payment method for the service.
7.5 Prices and Price Increases.
The price for the service excludes all taxes and phone charges, unless stated otherwise. These taxes and charges are your responsibility. Currency exchange settlements are based on your agreement with your payment method provider. We may change the price of the service from time to time, but we will tell you before we do.
* If there is a specific time length and price for your service offer, then that price will remain in force for that time. After the offer period ends, your use of the service will be charged at the new price.
* If your service is on a period basis (for example, monthly), with no specific time length, then we will tell you the date of any price change. That date will be not less than 30 days after we tell you of the price change.
If you do not agree to these changes, then you must cancel and stop using the service before the changes take place. If you cancel your service, then your service ends at the end of your current service time length or, if we bill your account on a period basis, at the end of the period in which you cancelled.
7.6 Refund Policies.
Unless otherwise provided by law, all charges are non-refundable unless stated otherwise explicitly stated at the time of purchase. All costs of any returns will be at your expense.
7.7 Online Statement; Errors.
We will provide you with an online billing statement. This is the only billing statement that we provide. You may visit your Billing History from your Account Info page to view and print a statement, or request one directly at Billing@Afortus.com.
If you request a paper copy, you may be charged a retrieval fee. We will only provide paper copies for the past 120 days. If we make an error on your bill, we will correct it promptly after you tell us and we investigate the charge. You must tell us within 120 days after an error first appears on your bill. You release us from all liability and Afortus, LLC of loss resulting from any error that you do not report to us within 120 days after the error first appears on your online statement. If you do not tell us within this time, we will not be required to correct the error. We can correct billing errors at any time.
7.8 Canceling the service.
You may cancel the service at any time, with or without cause. Certain service offers may require cancellation charges, and you will pay all cancellation charges as specified in the materials describing the offer. Cancellation of the service by you will not alter your obligation to pay all charges made to your billing account.
7.9 Late Payments.
Except to the extent prohibited by law, we may assess a late charge if you do not pay on time. You must pay these late charges when we bill you for them. The late charge will be the lesser of 1% of the unpaid amount each month or the maximum rate that is permitted by law. We may use a third party to collect past due amounts. You must pay for all reasonable costs we incur to collect any past due amounts. These costs may include reasonable attorneys fees and other legal fees and costs. We may suspend or cancel your service if you fail to pay in full on time.
7.10 Internet Access service.
If the service does not include Internet access, then you are responsible for paying the fees charged by your Internet access provider. Those fees are in addition to the fees you pay us for the service. The rest of this section applies only if your service includes Internet access. If you use a dial-up modem, you are responsible for determining if the numbers you select will incur toll charges. To do this you must contact your telephone company first. Tell them the numbers you consider using. Your telephone company can tell you if using those numbers will trigger additional charges. Ask them if there are other telephone service charges you will incur using those numbers. You should contact your phone company even if we provided the number as an appropriate access number for you. We rely on others to provide us with that information. Unfortunately, sometimes it is wrong. If you incur any extra charges, then you must pay them. We will not reimburse you for them.
You also will pay any additional charges you incur if you connect to the service through a service telephone number while you are in a country that is not the country associated with your service account (“roaming charges”). Roaming charges are in addition to any long distance telephone charges you may incur when connecting to the service from another country. Please check the service information area to view the current rates for roaming charges. You may also incur additional charges if your usage of the service exceeds the number of hours covered by your service plan.
7.11 Payments to You.
Your right to any payment due you under a service is conditioned upon you promptly providing us with all information we require to properly make the payment (for example, bank account information for receiving the payment). We will use reasonable efforts to tell you what information we require in advance of your use of the applicable service. Even if we do not tell you in advance, you must provide us the information we request before your right to receive the payment accrues. You are responsible for the accuracy of the information you provide and any taxes you may incur as a result of receiving a payment. You must also comply with any other conditions we place on your right to any payment. If you receive a payment that was not due to you, we may reverse or seek return of the payment and you agree to cooperate with us in our efforts.
8. Your Materials.
You may be able to submit materials for use in connection with the service. Except for material that we license to you, we do not claim ownership of the materials you post or otherwise provide to us related to the service (called a “submission”). However, by posting or otherwise providing your submission, you are granting to the public free permission to:
* use, copy, distribute, display, publish and modify your submission, each in connection with the service;
* publish your name in connection with your submission; and
* grant these permissions to other persons.
This section only applies to legally permissible content and only to the extent that use and publishing of the legally permissible content does not breach the law. We will not pay you for your submission. We may refuse to publish, and may remove your submission from the service at any time. For every submission you make, you must have all rights necessary for you to grant the permissions in this section.
We consider your use of the service to be private. However, we may access or disclose information about you, your account and/or the content of your communications, in order to: (1) comply with the law or legal process served on us; (2) enforce and investigate potential violations of this contract; including use of this service to participate in, or facilitate, activities that violate the law; or (3) protect the rights, property, or safety of Afortus, LLC, its employees, its customers or the public. You consent to the access and disclosures outlined in this section.
We may use technology or other means to protect the service, protect our customers, or stop you from breaching this contract. These means may include, for example, filtering to stop spam or increase security. These means may hinder or break your use of the service. In order to provide you the service, we may collect certain information about service performance, your machine and your service use. We may automatically upload this information from your machine. This data will not personally identify you.
If you receive software from us as part of the service, your use of that software is under the terms of the license that is presented to you for acceptance for that software. If there is no license presented to you, then we grant you the right to use the software only for the authorized use of the service on that number of computers stated in your service offer. We reserve all other rights to the software.
We may automatically check your version of the software. We may automatically download upgrades to the software to your computer to update, enhance and further develop the service. Unless we notify you otherwise, your license to use the software will end on the date your service ends, and you must promptly uninstall the software. We may disable the software after the date the service ends.
You will not disassemble, decompile, or reverse engineer any software included in the service, except and only to the extent that the law expressly permits this activity.
The software is subject to United States export laws and regulations. You must comply with all domestic and international export laws and regulations that apply to the software. These laws include restrictions on destinations, end users and end use.
11. Afortus, LLC Authentication Network.
12. How We May Change the Contract.
If we change this contract, then we will tell you at least 30 days before the change takes place. If you do not agree to these changes, then you must cancel and stop using the service before the change takes place. If you do not stop using the service, then your use of the service will continue under the changed contract.
13. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY.
We provide the service “as-is,” “with all faults” and “as available.” We do not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of information available from the service. The Afortus, LLC parties give no express warranties, guarantees or conditions. You may have additional consumer rights under your local laws that this contract cannot change. We exclude any implied warranties including those of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, workmanlike effort and non-infringement.
14. LIABILITY LIMITATION.
You can recover from the Afortus, LLC parties only direct damages up to an amount equal to $1. You cannot recover any other damages, including consequential, lost profits, special, indirect, incidental or punitive damages.
This limitation applies to anything related to:
* the service,
* content (including code) on third party Internet sites, third party programs or third party conduct,
* viruses or other disabling features that affect your access to or use of the service,
* incompatibility between the service and other services, software and hardware,
* delays or failures you may have in initiating, conducting or completing any transmissions or transactions in connection with the service in an accurate or timely manner, and
* Afortus, LLC for breach of contract, breach of warranty, guarantee or condition, strict liability, negligence, or other tort.
It also applies even if:
* this remedy does not fully compensate you for any losses, or fails of its essential purpose; or
* Afortus, LLC knew or should have known about the possibility of the damages.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. They also may not apply to you because your province or country may not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental, consequential or other damages.
15. Changes to the Service; If We Cancel the Service.
We may change the service or delete features at any time and for any reason. We may cancel or suspend your service at any time. Our cancellation or suspension may be without cause and/or without notice. Upon service cancellation, your right to use the service stops right away. Once the service is cancelled or suspended, any data you have stored on the service may not be retrieved later. Our cancellation of the service will not alter your obligation to pay all charges made to your billing account. If we cancel the service in its entirety without cause, then we will refund to you on a pro-rata basis the amount of payments that you have made corresponding to the portion of your service remaining right before the cancellation.
16. Interpreting the Contract.
All parts of this contract apply to the maximum extent permitted by law. A court may hold that we cannot enforce a part of this contract as written. If this happens, then you and we will replace that part with terms that most closely match the intent of the part that we cannot enforce. The rest of this contract will not change. This is the entire contract between you and us regarding your use of the service. It supersedes any prior contract or statements regarding your use of the service. If you have confidentiality obligations related to the service, those obligations remain in force (for example, you may have been a beta tester). The section titles in the contract do not limit the other terms of this contract.
We may assign this contract, in whole or in part, at any time with or without notice to you. You may not assign this contract, or any part of it, to any other person. Any attempt by you to do so is void. You may not transfer to anyone else, either temporarily or permanently, any rights to use the service or any part of the service.
18. No Third Party Beneficiaries.
This contract is solely for your and our benefit. It is not for the benefit of any other person, except for permitted successors and assigns under this contract.
19. Claim Must Be Filed Within One Year.
Any claim related to this contract or the service may not be brought unless brought within one year. The one-year period begins on the date when the claim first could be filed. If it is not filed, then that claim is permanently barred. This applies to you and your successors. It also applies to us and our successors and assigns.
20. Your Notices to Us.
You may notify us as stated in the customer support or “help” area for the service.
21. Notices We Send You; Consent Regarding Electronic Information.
This contract is in electronic form. We have promised to send you certain information in connection with the service and have the right to send you certain additional information. There may be other information regarding the service that the law requires us to send you. We may send you this information in electronic form. You have the right to withdraw this consent, but if you do, we may cancel your service. We may provide required information to you:
* by e-mail at the e-mail address you specified when you signed up for your service;
* by access to an Afortus, LLC web site that will be designated in an e-mail notice sent to you at the time the information is available; or
* by access to an Afortus, LLC that will be generally designated in advance for this purpose.
Notices provided to you via e-mail will be deemed given and received on the transmission date of the e-mail. As long as you can access and use the service, you have the necessary software and hardware to receive these notices. If you do not consent to receive any notices electronically, you must stop using the service.
Notices and Procedure for Making Afortus, LLC of Copyright Infringement
Under Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to service provider’s designated agent. ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE WILL RECEIVE NO RESPONSE.
Copyright and Trademark Notices
All contents of the service are Copyright (c) Afortus, LLC and/or its suppliers, 10808 S River Front Parkway, Suite 3078, South Jordan, Utah 84095 U.S.A. All rights reserved. Copyright and other intellectual property laws and treaties protect any software or content provided as part of the service. We or our suppliers own the title, copyright, and other intellectual property rights in the software or content. AMC, Portal, Agent Support, and/or other Afortus, LLC products and services referenced herein may also be either trademarks or registered trademarks of Afortus, LLC in the United States and/or other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. The example companies, organizations, products, domain names, e-mail addresses, logos, people, places and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, product, domain name, e-mail address, logo, person, places or events is intended or should be inferred. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
Potentially Unwanted Software
If you remove or disable “spyware,” “adware” and other potentially unwanted software (“potentially unwanted software”), it may cause other software on your computer to stop working, and it may cause you to breach a license to use other software on your computer (such as where the other software installed the potentially unwanted software on your computer as a condition of your use of the other software). By using features of the service intended to help you remove or disable potentially unwanted software, it is possible that you will also remove or disable software that is not potentially unwanted software. If a feature of the service prompts you before removing or disabling potentially unwanted software, you are solely responsible for selecting which potentially unwanted software the service removes or disables. Before authorizing the removal of any potentially unwanted software, you should read the license agreements for the potentially unwanted software.
Afortus, LLC welcomes your comments regarding this term of service statement. If you have questions about this statement or believe that we have not adhered to it, please contact us directly at Support@afortus.com.
10808 South River Front Parkway, Suite 3078
South Jordan, Utah 84095