Thanks for using GetClose Networks! This agreement ("Agreement") is a contract between you and GetClose Networks, Inc. ("GETCLOSE NETWORKS"). By visiting or using the GETCLOSE NETWORKS web site (www.getclose.biz) or short code services (483353), the GETCLOSE NETWORKS Widgets, or Download/Subscription services (collectively, the "Services" or "GETCLOSE NETWORKS Services"), you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (the "Terms of Service" or "Terms").
To use GetClose, you must be 13 years of age or older and an authorized wireless account holder. Charges appear on wireless bill or deducted from prepaid balance. To opt out and cancel service, text STOP to GETCLOSE (483353). For more information, text HELP to GETCLOSE (483353).
GETCLOSE NETWORKS' current rates:
You must have an SMS-enabled cell phone or device in order to access the GETCLOSE NETWORKS services, including subscription and transactional services. Supported carriers include VerizonWireless, AT&T, Sprint, Nextel, Boost, Alltel, Cellular One, US Cellular, TMobile®, and Virgin.
Normal carrier charges and /or messaging fees may apply to any content or services you obtain from GETCLOSE NETWORKS. GETCLOSE NETWORKS is not responsible for any surcharges you incur from your cell phone or internet service provider as a result of the use of the GETCLOSE NETWORKS GETCLOSE Group Messaging website or services.
Purchasing GETCLOSE services Individually – You may purchase the GETCLOSE NETWORKS GETCLOSE services on a monthly subscription basis. By completing the registration process, you authorize GETCLOSE NETWORKS to charge the appropriate fees to the mobile phone number you provide to GETCLOSE NETWORKS during the registration process. You agree that normal carrier charges (WAP, MMS, GPRS, and SMS) may apply.
Right to Change Fees – All fees are subject to change upon notice from GETCLOSE NETWORKS. GETCLOSE NETWORKS will provide you with reasonable notice of such change through a service message to your device, a service email or by posting the change prominently on the website. If you do not agree to the new fees, you will have 10 days from such notice to cancel your Subscription.
Taxes – GETCLOSE NETWORKS reserves the right to collect applicable taxes for certain features of the Service.
GETCLOSE NETWORKS Widgets – From time to time, GETCLOSE NETWORKS offers applications , including applications that may access certain information from the GETCLOSE NETWORKS Service or facilitate the transmission of content to or from mobile devices, including for use on other platforms, such as the Facebook® Platform, (such applications and any accessible information, the "Widgets").
Cancellation will take effect immediately. GETCLOSE NETWORKS will send you a text message confirming the cancellation. If you have any questions about cancellation please contact our customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org
Except as set forth above with respect to inadvertent charges, in the event that your account or subscription is terminated or canceled, GETCLOSE NETWORKS will not refund any fees.
Termination – GETCLOSE NETWORKS reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to terminate your permission to access and use your GETCLOSE NETWORKS account and/or the GETCLOSE NETWORKS website for any reason at any time without notice, including in the event that GETCLOSE NETWORKS reasonably believes that you have breached or acted inconsistently with any provision of the Terms. You acknowledge and agree that GETCLOSE NETWORKS shall have no liability or responsibility to you for termination or suspension of your access or use, and that, in the event you breach these Terms, no portion of your fees will be refunded.
By downloading and/or using the GETCLOSE NETWORKS Downloads, Subscription Services and/or Widgets, you agree that GETCLOSE NETWORKS grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable right to use the Downloads, Services, or Widgets on your compatible device for your own personal, non-commercial use only. Your use of the GETCLOSE NETWORKS Services means you also agree to the following acceptable use policies:
Personal, Non-Commercial Use Only – The GETCLOSE NETWORKS Services are for your personal, non-commercial use only. You understand and agree that you may not resell, transmit or re-transmit, broadcast or re-broadcast or make any commercial use of the Service, including the Downloads, Subscriptions or Widgets. For example, you may not copy or distribute the Service, the Downloads, the Subscriptions, or the Widgets in any manner not expressly authorized by the Service. If you want to make commercial use of the GETCLOSE NETWORKS Services, you must enter into an agreement with GETCLOSE NETWORKS to do so in advance. Please contact us for more information.
Objectionable or Explicit Content – GETCLOSE NETWORKS may contain content or materials that you may find objectionable. GETCLOSE NETWORKS does not warrant, and makes no guarantee or representation, that you will not find all or part of any Download or Subscription to be objectionable. Parents should use appropriate parental discretion in determining whether you want to authorize minor children to access the service.
International Use – GETCLOSE NETWORKS is hosted in the United States and is intended only for use in the United States. You agree that you will use the Service only in the United States. At this time, GETCLOSE NETWORKS's services are not available to overseas visitors.
Intellectual Property Rights – The Downloads, the Text Services, and the Widgets made available as part of the Service are owned by GETCLOSE NETWORKS, its licensors, partners and affiliates and are protected by U.S. intellectual property laws. By using the GETCLOSE NETWORKS Services you understand and agree to abide by U.S. intellectual property laws and agree not to reproduce, modify, scrape, cache, frame, display, perform, transfer, distribute, create derivative works from, or otherwise use the Downloads, Text Services, the Widgets except as authorized in this Agreement, and agree not to authorize, encourage or allow such use by any other party. You agree that you will take all reasonable steps to prevent any unauthorized reproduction and use of the Downloads, Text Services or Widgets.
"Bots", Hacking and Other Unauthorized Use – Users of GETCLOSE NETWORKS may not attempt (or authorize, encourage or support others' attempts) to gain unauthorized access to any GETCLOSE NETWORKS Services, user accounts or computer networks through hacking, password mining or any other means, or to reverse engineer, decrypt, break or otherwise alter or interfere with the Service, including the Downloads, Widgets and the Subscriptions. You may not use any web robots (bots'), web crawlers, data-mining, or similar applications to submit, gather and extract data from, or otherwise use the GETCLOSE NETWORKS Services. You agree to advise GETCLOSE NETWORKS promptly of any such unauthorized use(s) or attempt(s). You may not interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on the Services or the networks or services connected to the Services, or act in a manner that negatively affects the ability of other users to use the Services.
Customer Support – Please direct any questions concerning the Service or any other GETCLOSE NETWORKS-related issue, to a GETCLOSE NETWORKS customer service representative by e-mail at: email@example.com.
General – Your use of the Service, Downloads, Subscriptions, and Widgets is under license; you will not obtain any ownership interest in any of the Services through this Agreement or otherwise. All content in the Service or on the GETCLOSE NETWORKS website, such as the Downloads, Subscriptions, Widgets, text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, data compilations, and software, is the property of GETCLOSE NETWORKS or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright and other intellectual property laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of GETCLOSE NETWORKS and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Your rights with respect to your use of the same are governed by these Terms, all applicable laws, including but not limited to intellectual property laws, and any applicable end-user license agreements.
Trademark Information – All trademarks, service marks, trade names, domain names, slogans, logos, and other indicia of origin that appear on or in connection with the Service are the property of GETCLOSE NETWORKS and/or its affiliates, licensors and/or licensees. Without GETCLOSE NETWORKS's prior permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner the GETCLOSE NETWORKS' marks.
Applicable Law – These Terms of Service and your use of the Service, including the Downloads and the Subscriptions, will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to conflicts of law principles. You expressly consent that the state or federal courts of San Francisco County, California shall have exclusive jurisdiction and venue over any dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms or any claim involving GETCLOSE NETWORKS or its partners, parents, licensors, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors or suppliers, and you hereby covenant that you will not bring suit in any other jurisdiction.
Severability of Terms – If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or portion of the Terms of Service to be unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remainder of the Terms of Service will continue in full force and effect.
Assignment of Terms – These Terms may not be assigned by any user of GETCLOSE NETWORKS. These Terms may be assigned by GETCLOSE NETWORKS and shall inure to the benefit of GETCLOSE NETWORKS, its successors and assigns.
No Right of Survivorship or Transferability – You agree that your GETCLOSE NETWORKS account, including any optional profiles you may create, is non-transferable and any rights to your account or the contents thereof terminate upon your death. Upon receipt of a copy of a death certificate, your account may be terminated and all contents therein permanently deleted.
GETCLOSE NETWORKS' Remedies – You agree that any unauthorized use of the Services, the Widgets or the Downloads would result in irreparable injury to GETCLOSE NETWORKS and/or its affiliates or licensors for which money damages would be inadequate. In such event GETCLOSE NETWORKS its affiliates and/or licensors, shall have the right to immediate injunctive relief against you, in addition to other remedies available at law and in equity. Nothing contained in these Terms shall be construed to limit remedies or relief available pursuant to statutory or other claims that GETCLOSE NETWORKS, its affiliates and/or licensors may have, including but not limited to, any claim for intellectual property infringement.
Indemnity – By using the GETCLOSE NETWORKS Services, you agree to indemnify and hold GETCLOSE NETWORKS, its affiliates, employees, directors, successors and assigns, harmless for any violation or against any third party claim, damages or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, relating to or arising out your use of the Service, including the Downloads, the Widgets, and the Subscriptions, your violation of these Terms, or your violation of any rights of another party.
You must be at least 13 years of age to create or participate in the GETCLOSE service.
Disclaimer of warranties – By using the GETCLOSE NETWORKS services you expressly understand and agree that: the GETCLOSE NETWORKS Services, and all downloads, materials, applications, information, products and services included in the GETCLOSE NETWORKS services are provided "as is" with no warranties by GETCLOSE NETWORKS or its agents, employees, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, business partners and/or suppliers (the "GETCLOSE NETWORKS entities"). GETCLOSE NETWORKS and the GETCLOSE NETWORKS entities expressly disclaim to the fullest extent permitted by law all express, implied, and statutory warranties, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of proprietary rights.
GETCLOSE NETWORKS and the GETCLOSE NETWORKS entities disclaim any warranties that the Services, the Downloads, the Widgets, or the Subscriptions will meet your requirements, or that your access to the same will be uninterrupted or error-free. GETCLOSE NETWORKS and/or the GETCLOSE NETWORKS entities, do not warrant, guarantee, or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the Services, the Downloads or the Subscriptions with respect to the accuracy, operability, availability, security, reliability, timelines, and performance of the GETCLOSE NETWORKS Services. GETCLOSE NETWORKS disclaims any responsibility for the deletion or failure to store any content.
You understand and agree that you download or otherwise obtain material or data through the use of the GETCLOSE NETWORKS services at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damages to your mobile phone, mobile phone service or computer system or loss of data that results from the download or use of such material or data. You will not hold GETCLOSE NETWORKS and/or the GETCLOSE NETWORKS entities responsible for any damages that result from you using the Services including, but not limited to, any infections or contaminations of your devices you use to access the same or to transfer downloads that may result from that use.
No oral or written information or advice given by any person shall create a warranty in any way whatsoever relating to GETCLOSE NETWORKS and/or the GETCLOSE NETWORKS entities as applicable. GETCLOSE NETWORKS and the GETCLOSE NETWORKS entities disclaim any warranties for services or goods received through or advertised on the GETCLOSE NETWORKS Services or received through any links provided by the GETCLOSE NETWORKS Services.
Limitation of liability – under no circumstances, shall GETCLOSE NETWORKS and/or the GETCLOSE NETWORKS entities as applicable are liable for any unauthorized use of the Services, the Downloads, or Subscriptions.
Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall GETCLOSE NETWORKS or the GETCLOSE NETWORKS entities be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, including, but not limited to, loss of data or profit, arising out of the use of, reliance on, or the inability to use, the Downloads or Services, or from the interruption, non-performance, suspension, or termination of the GETCLOSE NETWORKS Services (including such damages incurred by third parties), even if GETCLOSE NETWORKS and/or the GETCLOSE NETWORKS entities as applicable, have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
This limitation shall also apply with respect to damages incurred by reason of advice, information, services or goods received through, or advertised on the GETCLOSE NETWORKS Services or received through any links provided in the GETCLOSE NETWORKS Services.
Without limiting the foregoing, GETCLOSE NETWORKS or its licensors shall not be liable for any delay, interference or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts or conditions beyond its reasonable control, including without limitation, fire or other casualty or accident, internet failures, telephone equipment failures, acts of god, severe weather conditions, war or other violence, or any law, order, proclamation, regulation, ordinance, demand or requirement of any governmental agency.
Exclusions and limitations – some states or other jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages so the above exclusions may not apply to you. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state and jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
GETCLOSE NETWORKS respects the intellectual property rights of others. GETCLOSE NETWORKS may, in appropriate circumstances and at its sole discretion, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may be repeat copyright infringers. If you believe that your work has been used in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please send notice to GETCLOSE NETWORKS's Copyright Agent, including the following information:
Registered Copyright Agent
GetClose Networks, Inc.
1360 Chestnut St San Francisco CA 94123
phone : (866) 625-7679
GETCLOSE NETWORKS may modify or terminate its Services from time to time, for any reason, and without notice or liability to you, any other user or any third party. We reserve the right to revise these Terms of Service by updating this posting. Please review these Terms of Service from time to time so that you will be apprised of any changes. Use of this service following a change to the Terms of Service constitutes agreement to the new Terms. If you cannot comply with the amended Terms, your only remedy is to cancel your GETCLOSE NETWORKS Subscription and/or not use the Services.
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