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Terms & Conditions

E-Bration LLC Terms of Use

Effective as of December 6th, 2019

 

Welcome to E-Bration’s Terms of Use agreement. For purposes of this agreement, “Company” refers to E-Bration LLC and  “Site” refers to the Company’s website, which can be accessed at http://www.beta.ebration.com “Service” refers to the Company’s services accessed via the Site, in which users can utilize electronic services in the form of cards, gifts, invitations, thank you cards, and books. The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the Company. “You” refers to you, as a user of our Site or our Service. 

 

The following Terms of Use apply when you view or use the Service via our website located at http://www.beta.ebration.com

 

Please review the following terms carefully. By accessing or using the Service, you signify your agreement to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms of Use in their entirety, you may not access or use the Service.  

 

PRIVACY POLICY

 

The Company respects the privacy of its Service users. Please refer to the Company’s Privacy Policy (found here: https://beta.ebration.com/home/privacy-policy) which explains what personal data is collected, how it is collected, how the data will be used and protected, whether the data will be shared with affiliates or third parties, your rights and choices, opt-out or opt-in procedures, how cookies are used, and the effective date of the policy.  When you access or use the Service, you signify your agreement to the Privacy Policy as well as these Terms of Use.

 

ABOUT THE SERVICE

 

The Service allows you to electronically distribute cards, gifts, invitations and thank you cards for non-commercial purposes. Event guests can customize one of our e-cards with their own content and photos, type out their own personalized message, and elect to give a cash gift through our website. Event hosts (ie newlyweds) can set up a profile page for their guests to see, manage their guest list, send out e-invitations which can be customized with their own content and photo, and digitally track RSVPs. After the event, they can log into their account to see all of their cards, messages and gifts. They can transfer their cash gifts through PayPal. They can send out e-thank you cards which can be customized with their own content and photo, as well as a personalized message to each guest. Lastly, they can upload photos of each guests and order an e-book of all of their cards and messages that match up with their corresponding photo.

 

REGISTRATION; RULES FOR USER CONDUCT AND USE OF THE SERVICE

 

You must be at least 13 years old and a resident of the United States to register for and use the Service.

If you are a user who signs up for the Service, you will create a personalized account which includes a unique username and a password to access the Service and to receive messages from the Company. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your password and/or account. The Company will not be responsible for any liabilities, losses, or damages arising out of the unauthorized use of your member name, password and/or account.

 

ACCEPTABLE USE POLICIES

 

Your permission to use the Site is conditioned upon the following use, posting and conduct restrictions: 

You agree that you will not under any circumstances:

·    access the Service for any reason other than your personal, non-commercial use solely as permitted by the normal functionality of the Service,

·    collect or harvest any personal data of any user of the Site or the Service 

·    use the Site or the Service for the solicitation of business in the course of trade or in connection with a commercial enterprise;

·    distribute any part or parts of the Site or the Service without our explicit written permission (we grant the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of creating publicly-available searchable indices but retain the right to revoke this permission at any time on a general or specific basis);

·    use the Service for any unlawful purpose or for the promotion of illegal activities;

·    attempt to, or harass, abuse or harm another person or group;

·    use another user’s account without permission;

·    intentionally allow another user to access your account; 

·    provide false or inaccurate information when registering an account;

·    interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of the Service;

·    make any automated use of the Site, the Service or the related systems, or take any action that we deem to impose or to potentially impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our servers or network infrastructure;

·    bypass any robot exclusion headers or other measures we take to restrict access to the Service, or use any software, technology, or device to scrape, spider, or crawl the Service or harvest or manipulate data; 

·    circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with any security-related features of the Service or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of content, or enforce limitations on use of the Service or the content accessible via the Service; or 

·    publish or link to malicious content of any sort, including that intended to damage or disrupt another user’s browser or computer.

  • Disclose any company proprietary information.

In addition, You agree to report any detection of suspicious or unauthorized activity on the site.

 

Failure to adhere to the Company’s Acceptable Use Policies may result in one or more of the following manners (if and as applicable): (1) suspension or termination of your account, (2) reporting of illegal activity to local authorities, (3) verbal or written warnings, and (4) seeking of injunctive relief and/or monetary damages.
 

 

POSTING AND CONDUCT RESTRICTIONS

 

When you create your own personalized account, you may be able to provide a photo to be incorporated with your event profile page, e-card, e-invitation, e-thank you, or e-book.  For the purposes of this Service, photographs, artwork, music, drawings, literary works, and graphics that you incorporate into your profile or digital creations are defined as user content (“User Content”). You are solely responsible for the User Content that you post, upload, link to or otherwise make available via the Service. 

 You agree that we are only acting as a passive conduit for your online distribution and publication of your User Content. The Company, however, reserves the right to remove any User Content from the Service at its sole discretion.

We grant you permission to use and access the Service, subject to the following express conditions surrounding User Content. You agree that failure to adhere to any of these conditions constitutes a material breach of these Terms and may result in immediate termination of the Services.

By transmitting and submitting any User Content while using the Service, you agree as follows:

·    You are solely responsible for your account and the activity that occurs while signed in to or while using your account;

·    You will not post information that is malicious, libelous, false or inaccurate;

·    You will not post any information that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory, libelous, or racially, sexually, religiously, or otherwise objectionable and offensive;

·    You retain all ownership rights in your User Content but you are required to grant the following rights to the Site and to users of the Service as set forth more fully under the “License Grant” and “Intellectual Property” provisions below: When you upload or post User Content to the Site or the Service, you grant to the Site a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform that Content in connection with the provision of the Service; and you grant to each user of the Service, a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to access your User Content through the Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such Content to the extent permitted by the Service and under these Terms of Use;

·    You will not submit content that is copyrighted, trademarked or subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy, publicity, trade secret, or others, unless you are the owner of such rights or have the appropriate permission from their rightful owner to specifically submit such content; and

·    You hereby agree that we have the right to determine whether your User Content submissions are appropriate and comply with these Terms of Service, remove any and/or all of your submissions, and terminate your account with or without prior notice.

 

You understand and agree that any liability, loss or damage that occurs as a result of the use of any User Content that you make available or access through your use of the Service is solely your responsibility. The Site is not responsible for any public display or misuse of your User Content. 

The Site does not, and cannot, pre-screen or monitor all User Content. However, at our discretion, we, or technology we employ, may monitor and/or record your interactions with the Service or with other Users.

 

ONLINE CONTENT DISCLAIMER

 

Opinions, advice, statements, offers, or other information or content made available through the Service, but not directly by the Site, are those of their respective authors, and should not necessarily be relied upon. Such authors are solely responsible for such content. 

 

We do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information on the Site or the Service nor do we adopt nor endorse, nor are we responsible for, the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made by other parties. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any User Content that you or any other user or third party posts or sends via the Service. Under no circumstances will we be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from anyone’s reliance on information or other content posted on the Service, or transmitted to users.

Though we strive to enforce these Terms of Use, you may be exposed to User Content that is inaccurate or objectionable when you use or access the Site or the Service. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor the materials posted in the public areas of the Site or the Service or to limit or deny a user’s access to the Service or take other appropriate action if a user violates these Terms of Use or engages in any activity that violates the rights of any person or entity or which we deem unlawful, offensive, abusive, harmful or malicious. [E-mails sent between you and other participants that are not readily accessible to the general public will be treated by us as private to the extent required by applicable law.] The Company shall have the right to remove any material that in its sole opinion violates, or is alleged to violate, the law or this agreement or which might be offensive, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of users or others.  Unauthorized use may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution under Federal, State and local law. If you become aware of a misuse of our Service or violation of these Terms of Use, please contact us at info@ebration.com

 

LINKS TO OTHER SITES AND/OR MATERIALS

The Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by the Company. The company has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that the Company shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such websites or services.

We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.  The following third-party services are presently available to you: Amazon Web Services, Pay Pal, Canva and Flip HTML5. Links to the third-parties’ websites where you may find their respective terms and conditions and privacy policies are below:  

www.amazon.com

www.paypal.com

www.canva.com

www.fliphtml5.com

 

 

COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS AND COPYRIGHT AGENT

 

(a) Termination of Repeat Infringer Accounts. We comply with the intellectual property rights of others and require that the users do the same. Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 512(i) of the United States Copyright Act, we have adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of users of the Service who are repeat infringers. We may terminate access for participants or users who are found repeatedly to provide or post protected third party content without necessary rights and permissions.

(b) DMCA Take-Down Notices.  If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe, in good faith, that any materials provided on the Service infringe upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (see 17 U.S.C 512) (“DMCA”) 

 

1.   The date of your notification;

2.   A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

3.   A description 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;

4.   A description of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and information sufficient to enable us to locate such work;

5.   Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and/or email address;

6.   A statement that you have 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

7.   A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

(c) Counter-Notices. If you believe that your User Content that has been removed from the Site is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the content in your User Content, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to our copyright agent using the contact information set forth above:

 

1.   Your physical or electronic signature;

2.   A description of the content that has been removed and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed;

3.   A statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content; and

4.   Your name, address, telephone number, and email address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in Connecticut and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.

If a counter-notice is received by our copyright agent, we may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing such person that it may reinstate the removed content in ten (10) business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may (in our sole discretion) be reinstated on the Site in ten (10) to fourteen (14) business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice.

 

LICENSE GRANT

 

By posting any User Content via the Service, you expressly grant, and you represent and warrant that you have a right to grant, to the Company a royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, list information regarding, edit, translate, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, and make derivative works of all such User Content and your name, voice, and/or likeness as contained in your User Content, if applicable, in whole or in part, and in any form, media or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, for use in connection with the Service.

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

 

You acknowledge and agree that we and our licensors retain ownership of all intellectual property rights of any kind related to the Service, including applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary rights. Other product and company names that are mentioned on the Service may be trademarks of their respective owners. We reserve all rights that are not expressly granted to you under these Terms of Use.

 

EMAIL MAY NOT BE USED TO PROVIDE LEGAL NOTICE

 

Communications made through the Service’s email and messaging system will not constitute legal notice to the Site, the Service, or any of its officers, employees, agents or representatives in any situation where legal notice is required by contract or any law or regulation. Legal notice may be sent via the United States Postal Service by certified mail.

 

USER CONSENT TO RECEIVE COMMUNICATIONS IN ELECTRONIC FORM

 

For contractual purposes, you: (a) consent to receive communications from us in an electronic form via the email address you have submitted; and (b) agree that all Terms of Use, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were in writing. The foregoing does not affect your non-waivable rights.

OPT-OUT CLAUSE 

 

We may also use your email address to send you other messages, including information about the Site or the Service and special offers. You may opt out of such email by changing your account settings, using the “Unsubscribe” link in the message, or by sending an email to info@ebration.com 

Opting out may prevent you from receiving messages regarding the Site, the Service or special offers.

 

WARRANTY DISCLAIMER

 

THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, REGARDING THE SERVICE INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, SECURITY, ACCURACY AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE MAKE NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION THAT ACCESS TO OR OPERATION OF THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK OF LOSS RESULTING FROM YOUR DOWNLOADING AND/OR USE OF FILES, INFORMATION, CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED FROM THE SERVICE. SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT PERMIT DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTY, SO THIS PROVISION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

 

LIMITATION OF DAMAGES; RELEASE

 

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE SITE, THE SERVICE, ITS AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OR EMPLOYEES, OR ITS LICENSORS OR PARTNERS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, USE,  OR DATA, OR FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, HOWEVER ARISING, THAT RESULT FROM: (A) THE USE, DISCLOSURE, OR DISPLAY OF YOUR USER CONTENT; (B) YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (C) THE SERVICE GENERALLY OR THE SOFTWARE OR SYSTEMS THAT MAKE THE SERVICE AVAILABLE; OR (D) ANY OTHER INTERACTIONS WITH USE OR WITH ANY OTHER USER OF THE SERVICE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN IF A REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT PERMIT DISCLAIMERS OF LIABILITY, SO THIS PROVISION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

 

If you have a dispute with one or more users or a merchant of a product or service that you review using the Service, you release us (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. 

If you are a California resident using the Service, you may specifically waive California Civil Code §1542, which says: “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.”

 

MODIFICATION OF TERMS OF USE

 

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material, we will make reasonable efforts to provide at least 15 days' notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.

By continuing to access or use our Service after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, in whole or in part, please stop using the website and the Service.”

 

GENERAL TERMS

 

If any part of this Terms of Use agreement is held or found to be invalid or unenforceable, that portion of the agreement will be construed as to be consistent with applicable law while the remaining portions of the agreement will remain in full force and effect. Any failure on our part to enforce any provision of this agreement will not be considered a waiver of our right to enforce such provision. Our rights under this agreement survive any transfer or termination of this agreement.

 

You agree that any cause of action related to or arising out of your relationship with the Company must commence within Connecticut’s civil statute of limitations. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.

 

These Terms of Use and your use of the Site are governed by the federal laws of the United States of America and the laws of the State of Connecticut, without regard to conflict of law provisions.

 

We may assign or delegate these Terms of Service and/or our Privacy Policy, in whole or in part, to any person or entity at any time with or without your consent. You may not assign or delegate any rights or obligations under the Terms of Service or Privacy Policy without our prior written consent, and any unauthorized assignment or delegation by you is void.

 

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THESE TERMS OF USE, UNDERSTAND THE TERMS OF USE, AND WILL BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THESE TERMS OF USE TOGETHER WITH THE PRIVACY POLICY AT https://beta.ebration.com/home/privacy-policy REPRESENT THE COMPLETE AND EXCLUSIVE STATEMENT OF THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN US AND THAT IT SUPERSEDES ANY PROPOSAL OR PRIOR AGREEMENT ORAL OR WRITTEN, AND ANY OTHER COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN US RELATING TO THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT.