GEM Review Apps

TERMS OF SERVICE

Through this website, GEM Review Apps. (“GEM Review Apps” or “we”) offers a service that allows users who register with GEM Review Apps (each a “User”or “you”) to use GEM Review Apps’s proprietary software platform to build and host mobile review programs (the “Service”). By using the Service, you agree to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions (this “Agreement”), which we may change at any time. PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use the Service. Use of the Service is limited to those individuals and entities who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law, and without limiting the foregoing, the Service is not to be accessed or used by minors.

In addition, when using any particular Service option, you may be subject to additional guidelines or terms and conditions applicable to such service that may be posted on reviews-us.com from time to time, which are hereby incorporated into this Agreement.

Registration.
If you wish to become a User, you are required to register by creating an account. If you register, you represent and warrant to GEM Review Apps that: (i) you are of legal age to form a binding contract, and, if you are acting on behalf of an organization, you have the right to enter this Agreement on behalf of such organization; (ii) you will provide GEM Review Apps with accurate, current and complete registration information; (iii) your registration and your use of the Service is not prohibited by law; and (iv) you have all legal rights to publish and distribute mobile review program versions of the User blogs and websites you input into the Service (the “User Authorized Sites”). GEM Review Apps reserves the right to terminate or suspend your status as a User in the event that you breach any term of this Agreement.

Provision of Service.
During the period that you are a User in good standing (the “Term”), you are entitled to use the Service to create mobile review program versions of the User Authorized Sites (such mobile versions the “User Mobile Review Program”). As part of the Service, GEM Review Apps will host the User Mobile Review Program on its servers. User acknowledges that User Mobile Review Program are updated at regular intervals, so that the User Mobile Review Program will not immediately reflect changes to the User Authorized Sites. GEM Review Apps is not responsible for any errors or delays in the Service caused by any error or fault of User with the User Authorized Sites or the RSS feeds sent to GEM Review Apps. User will ensure that the User Authorized Sites do not contain any computer virus, code or other feature that may harm or impair the operation of the Service.

Licenses.
The Service includes the right for User to use (a) GEM Review Apps’s online tools to optimize the User Authorized Sites for mobile delivery; and (b) GEM Review Apps mobile tags on User Authorized Sites to alert end users to the User Mobile Review Program (such tools and tags the “GEM Review Apps Tools”). GEM Review Apps grants User a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable right and license to use the GEM Review Apps Tools during the Term in connection with User’s use of the Service. Except as expressly permitted herein, User shall not copy, modify, distribute, sublicense, make available, reverse engineer, reverse compile or otherwise use the GEM Review Apps Tools. No license is granted to User to GEM Review Apps Tools or any other proprietary technology or intellectual property of GEM Review Apps except as expressly stated herein, and GEM Review Apps reserves all rights therein.

User hereby grants to GEM Review Apps the limited, non-exclusive, right and license: (a) to use, copy and publish the User Authorized Sites to create User Mobile Review Program and to display such User Mobile Review Program to end-user. In addition, User hereby grants GEM Review Apps the limited, non-exclusive right and license to display an image of User Mobile Review Program (or any part thereof) in GEM Review Apps’s marketing materials and on GEM Review Apps’s websites. Users may opt out of such use of User Mobile Review Program by sending written notice to GEM Review Apps at jdemeo1@yahoo.com, and in the event of such opt out GEM Review Apps will cease use of your User Mobile Review Program promptly, subject to a reasonable transition period to allow GEM Review Apps to make changes to marketing materials and websites. Except for the limited licenses granted to GEM Review Apps in this Agreement, GEM Review Apps acquires no rights in or to the User Authorized Sites, and all such rights are retained and reserved exclusively by User.

GEM Review Apps Obligations.
The Service includes the following benefits: (a) GEM Review Apps shall use commercially reasonable efforts so that the Service is available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, subject to reasonable periodic maintenance and any necessary emergency maintenance; (b) GEM Review Apps shall use commercially reasonable efforts to supply access to analytics for the User Mobile Review Program 24 hours a day; and (c) GEM Review Apps shall use commercially reasonable efforts to allow you access to our proprietary mobile review program layout tool 24 hours a day. You may cancel your subscription at any time by going to the “billing settings” section of the platform and selecting Cancel Account. Your cancellation will take effect at the end of the then-current billing cycle. You are not entitled to any refund for the period from when you give notice to the end of the billing cycle.

Fees.
Use of the Service is subject to payment of the applicable fees listed on the GEM Review Apps website, which are paid by User by credit card or arranged invoice. If any credit card payment is dishonored or charged back to GEM Review Apps, the User remains liable to GEM Review Apps for the full amount of fees payable. GEM Review Apps reserves the right to collect interest at the maximum rate permitted by applicable law on overdue balances. If GEM Review Apps terminates your User status or use of the Service as a result of breach of this Agreement, you will not be entitled to any refund of fees paid. If any taxes, including sales, use or service taxes, are applicable to GEM Review Apps’s provision of the Service to you, you are responsible for payment of such taxes.

Rules of Conduct for the Service.
You shall not:
  • Use the Service for any purpose in violation of local, state, national or international laws;
  • Impersonate any person or entity, or forge or manipulate headers to disguise the origin of any User Authorized Site;
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses, without their consent;
  • Harvest or collect any data from reviews-us.com, or use any automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools or the like to download data from reviews-us.com or relating to the Service (other than Internet search engines operating on terms reasonably acceptable to GEM Review Apps);
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to GEM Review Apps’s computer systems; or
  • Engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Service, or which, in GEM Review Apps’s sole judgment, exposes GEM Review Apps to any liability or detriment of any type.
  • The Service may not be used to publish, distribute or otherwise make available any material that:
    • Is libelous, defamatory, threatening, abusive, scandalous, obscene or unlawful or that encourages a criminal offense;
    • Contains material from other copyrighted works without the written consent of the owner of such copyrighted material;
    • Infringes any copyright or violates any property rights, rights of privacy or publicity, or any other rights of any third party;
    • Contains any statement, formula, direction, recipe, prescription or other matter that involves a reasonably foreseeable risk of injury or damage to the material’s readers or others; or
    • Contains any software viruses or any other code, file or program that is designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware or telecommunications equipment.
  • GEM Review Apps reserves the right (but is not obligated) to do any or all of the following:
    • Investigate any allegation that any User Authorized Site does not conform to the terms and conditions of this Agreement; or
    • Disable access to the Service with respect to any User Authorized Site that is abusive, illegal or disruptive, or that otherwise fails to conform with the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
  • GEM Review Apps and GEM Review Apps Affiliates have no liability or responsibility to Users or any other person or entity for performance or nonperformance of the aforementioned activities.

Proprietary Rights.
All the text, images, marks, logos, compilations (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly of information) and other content on reviews-us.com, including any Submissions (as defined below) (collectively, the “Site Content”) are proprietary to us or to third parties. GEM Review Apps authorizes you to view, download, and use the Site Content solely in connection with your authorized use of the Service in accordance with this Agreement. Except as expressly permitted above, copying, modifying, reproduction, redistribution, republication, uploading, posting, transmitting, distributing or otherwise exploiting in any way the Site Content, or any portion of the Site Content, is strictly prohibited without the prior written permission of GEM Review Apps. In addition, you may not link to any part of the Site Content or frame or otherwise display in any manner the Site Content at any other web site or elsewhere without GEM Review Apps’s written consent.

All software used by GEM Review Apps to operate the Service is proprietary to us or to third parties, and except as may be required to use the Service in accordance with this Agreement, any use, copying, redistribution, sale, decompilation, reverse engineering, disassembly, translation or reduction of such software to human-readable form is prohibited.

The mark GEM Review Apps is proprietary to us, and it may not be used in connection with any service or products other than those provided by GEM Review Apps, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits GEM Review Apps. Any use of the GEM Review Apps mark, or any others displayed on the Service, will inure solely to the benefit of their respective owners.

Certain types of data and analytics are generated in connection with use of the Service: (a) “User Data”, meaning any data and analytics specific to User, including number of page views, the types of handsets of viewers of User Mobile Review Program, and the source of mobile traffic; and (b) “Aggregated Data”, meaning data generated by GEM Review Apps in connection with this Agreement that does not identify User, including aggregated traffic analysis, aggregated usage reports, and aggregated information about end-user access to mobile review programs. GEM Review Apps does not collect personally identifiable information from the Service. GEM Review Apps shall make the User Data available to User on reviews-us.com via a secured account and login in provided by GEM Review Apps. As between User and GEM Review Apps and to the extent permitted by law: (i) User owns and retains all rights to User Data, and GEM Review Apps e shall use User Data only for the purposes of this Agreement; and (ii) GEM Review Apps owns and retains all rights to Aggregated Data. You agree, and represent and warrant, that your use or other exploitation of the Service and the Site Content, or any portion thereof, will be consistent with the licenses, covenants and restrictions in this Agreement and will neither infringe nor violate the rights of any other party or breach any contract or legal duty to any other parties. In addition, you agree that you will comply with all applicable laws, regulations and ordinances relating to the Service, the Site Content or your use of them, and you will be solely responsible for your own individual violations of any of them.

You agree that GEM Review Apps may refer to or feature your User Mobile Review Program on its own websites or promotional materials at any time, in its discretion (although you may opt out of this by contacting GEM Review Apps in writing).

Warranty Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability.
If you have paid all fees due, GEM Review Apps covenants that it will deliver the Service in accordance with applicable industry standards. In the event of any breach of such covenant, or other failure or defect with respect to the Service, the sole and exclusive remedy of the User, and the sole and exclusive liability of GEM Review Apps, shall be, at GEM Review Apps option (a) to re-perform the Service to remedy the defect or failure or (b) to refund the amount paid for the period during which the Service was alleged to be defective.

Except as stated in the previous paragraph, GEM Review Apps and GEM Review Apps Affiliates make no representations or warranties of any kind regarding the Service and the Site Content, and GEM Review Apps and GEM Review Apps Affiliates EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT, AND ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING AND USAGE OF TRADE; THAT THE SERVICE OR THE SITE CONTENT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, WILL ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE, ACCESSIBLE, UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR OPERATE WITHOUT ERROR, AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE OPERATION, USE OR OTHER EXPLOITATION OF THE SERVICE OR THE SITE CONTENT, AND AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE SERVICE OR THE SITE CONTENT. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from GEM Review Apps, any of GEM Review Apps Affiliates or through the Service or Site Content will create any warranty not expressly stated herein.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL YOU BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER FROM GEM Review Apps OR GEM Review Apps AFFILIATES ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE OR SPECIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF USE), WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THE WEB SITE OR SITE CONTENT, EVEN IF GEM Review Apps OR GEM Review Apps AFFILIATES HAS BEEN INFORMED OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF GEM Review Apps AND GEM Review Apps AFFILIATES FOR ANY AND ALL DAMAGES INCURRED BY YOU SHALL BE THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO GEM Review Apps FOR THE SERVICE DURING THE PERIOD IN WHICH IT WAS ALLEGED TO BE DEFECTIVE.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF WARRANTIES OR OF LIABILITY, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Your Indemnity of GEM Review Apps and GEM Review Apps Affiliates; Termination of Use.
You agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and at their respective options, defend GEM Review Apps and GEM Review Apps Affiliates from all causes of action, claims and allegations (whether threatened or pending), costs, fees, charges, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ and professionals’ fees), judgments, damages, losses, and liabilities arising from or relating to the breach or alleged breach of your duties or obligations under this Agreement or your use of the Service or Site Content. For any indemnified matter, GEM Review Apps and GEM Review Apps Affiliates will have full control of the response thereto and the defense thereof, including any agreement relating to the settlement thereof, and you will cooperate fully with GEM Review Apps and GEM Review Apps Affiliates in such matter.

GEM Review Apps may, at its option, suspend or terminate any User’s access to any or all of the Service, including your password and account, at any time on notice to you. If such termination occurs due to breach of this Agreement by you, you will not be entitled to any refund on account of termination. If termination is not due to breach of this Agreement by you, termination will take effect at the end of the then-applicable billing cycle, and no further payments shall be due from you.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Compliance.
GEM Review Apps complies with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act applicable to internet service providers (17 U.S.C. §512, as amended). If any person has any complaints or objections to material posted on the Service or on any User Mobile Review Program hosted by the Service, you may contact our Designated Agent at the following address:

GEM Review Apps.
15424 Hugh Torance Parkway
Huntersville, NC, 28078
704-363-8162
jdemeo1@yahoo.com

Any notice alleging that materials on this Service or on any User Mobile Review Program hosted by the Service infringe intellectual property rights must include the following information:

  • an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other right being infringed;
  • a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  • a description of the material that you claim is infringing and where it is located on the Service;
  • your address, telephone number, and email address;
  • a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the use of the materials on the Site of which you are complaining is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  • a statement by you that the above information in your notice is accurate and that, under penalty of perjury, you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.

Minors.
This Service is not directed at users under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you are not permitted to register as a User or send any information about yourself to us.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction; Compliance.
The Service (excluding links) are controlled by GEM Review Apps and operated by GEM Review Apps from its offices in and around North Carolina. Because the Service is made available by means of the Internet it is accessible in all fifty states and other countries. As each of these places has laws that may differ from those of North Carolina and from each other, and as you and GEM Review Apps both benefit from establishing a predictable legal environment in which to operate, use or otherwise exploit the Service, by using the Service you and GEM Review Apps agree that all matters arising from or relating to the use and operation of the Service will be governed by the substantive laws of North Carolina, without regard to its conflicts of laws principles. You agree that all claims you may have arising from or relating to the operation, use or other exploitation of the Service will be heard and resolved in the federal and state courts located in North Carolina. You consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts over you, stipulate to the fairness and convenience of proceeding in such courts, and covenant not to assert any object to proceeding in such courts. If you choose to gain access to the Service from locations other than North Carolina, you will be responsible for compliance with all local laws of any such other location, and in no event will you use the Service or Site Content in violation of U.S. export laws or regulations.

Miscellaneous Provisions.
No delay or omission by GEM Review Apps in exercising any of its rights occurring upon any noncompliance or default by you with respect to any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement will impair any such right or be construed to be a waiver thereof, and a waiver by GEM Review Apps of any of the covenants, conditions or agreements to be performed by you will not be construed to be a waiver of any succeeding breach thereof or of any other covenant, condition or agreement hereof contained. As used in this Agreement, “including” means “including but not limited to.” If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, then this Agreement will remain in full force and effect and will be reformed to be valid and enforceable while reflecting the intent of the parties to the greatest extent permitted by law. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, this Agreement sets forth the entire agreement between you and GEM Review Apps regarding its subject matter, and supersedes all prior promises, agreements or representations, whether written or oral, regarding such subject matter. This Agreement may be assigned by GEM Review Apps to any successor to its business, whether by merger, change of control, or sale of all or substantially all of its assets. You agree that the electronic text of this Agreement constitutes a writing and your assent to the terms and conditions hereof constitutes a “signing” for all purposes.

Updated on 12/11/2012