Handle Terms of Service
Last modified: August 28, 2015
Welcome to Handle!
Thanks for using our products and services (“Services”). The Services are provided by Handle, Inc. (“Handle”), located at 500 Third Street, Suite 235, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States.
By using our Services, you are agreeing to these terms. Please read them carefully.
Using our Services
You must follow any policies made available to you within the Services.
Don’t misuse our Services. For example, don’t interfere with our Services or try to access them using a method other than the interface and the instructions that we provide. You may use our Services only as permitted by law, including applicable export and re-export control laws and regulations. We may suspend or stop providing our Services to you if you do not comply with our terms or policies or if we are investigating suspected misconduct.
Using our Services does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in our Services or the content you access. You may not use content from our Services unless you obtain permission from its owner or are otherwise permitted by law. These terms do not grant you the right to use any branding or logos used in our Services. Don’t remove, obscure, or alter any legal notices displayed in or along with our Services.
Our Services display some content that is not Handle’s. This content is the sole responsibility of the entity that makes it available. We may review content to determine whether it is illegal or violates our policies, and we may remove or refuse to display content that we reasonably believe violates our policies or the law. But that does not necessarily mean that we review content, so please don’t assume that we do.
In connection with your use of the Services, we may send you service announcements, administrative messages, and other information.
Your Handle Account
You will need a Handle Account in order to use our Services which you may create yourself. If you learn of any unauthorized use of your password click here to change your password. If you use your Google account to login you will need to change your Google password.
Privacy and Copyright Protection
We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement and terminate accounts of repeat infringers according to the process set out in the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
We provide information to help copyright holders manage their intellectual property online. If you think somebody is violating your copyrights and want to notify us, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Handle name, logos and slogans contained on the Site (or made available via the Services) are trademarks of Handle and its suppliers or licensors, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Handle or the applicable trademark holder. You may not use any metatags or any other “hidden text” utilizing “Handle” or any other name, trademark or product or service name of Handle without our prior written permission. In addition, the look and feel of the Site and the Services, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, is the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of Handle and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned on the Site (or made available via the Services) are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by us.
Third Party Accounts
In order to take advantage of the Services, you will be asked to provide third party account credentials or login information, or otherwise allow us to access your third party account (e.g. Gmail). If you choose to provide Handle with your credentials or login information, or allow Handle to access a third party account, the information that Handle will have access to will be dictated by the third party . You represent and warrant that you are entitled to disclose your third party account credentials to Handle, disclose your login information to Handle, or grant Handle access to your third party account (including, but not limited to, for the purposes described herein), without breach by you of any of the terms and conditions that govern your use of the applicable third party account and without obligating Handle to pay any fees or making Handle subject to any usage limitations imposed by such service providers. By granting Handle access to any third party accounts, you understand that: (a) Handle will access, make available and store (if applicable) any content that you have provided to and stored in your third party account so that it is available on and through Handle via your Handle account; and (b) Handle may submit and receive additional information to your third party account to the extent you are notified when you link your Handle account with such third party account.
If you decide that you no longer want to provide Handle with access to your credentials or login information, you can to terminate your use of our Services. However, for some third parties, the only way to actually revoke Handle’s access to your account is for you to remove Handle’s authorization through the third party directly. You acknowledge that in some instances you are personally responsible for revoking Handle’s access to your credentials with a third party.
Your Content in our Services
Some of our Services allow you to submit content. You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours. We also do our best to ONLY make the content available only to those you intend, including yourself, your collaborators, or the public. However, your data lives in the cloud (Heroku and Google specifically) and if a hack occurs despite our best efforts to prevent theft and loss, we cannot be held liable.
When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Handle (and those we work with) a worldwide license to host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, and distribute such content across devices and cloud services required to deliver the experience including the display to other Handle users or publicly as specified. The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, and improving our Services, and to develop new ones. This license continues even if you stop using our Services). Some Services may offer you ways to access and remove content that has been provided to that Service. Also, in some of our Services, there are terms or settings that narrow the scope of our use of the content submitted in those Services. Make sure you have the necessary rights to grant us this license for any content that you submit to our Services.
About Software in our Services
Handle gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the software provided to you by Handle as part of the Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services as provided by Handle, in the manner permitted by these terms. You may not copy, modify, distribute, sell, or lease any part of our Services or included software, nor may you reverse engineer or attempt to extract the source code of that software, unless laws prohibit those restrictions or you have our written permission.
Modifying and Terminating our Services
We are constantly changing and improving our Services. We may add or remove functionalities or features, and we may suspend or stop the Service altogether.
You can stop using our Services at any time, although we’ll be sorry to see you go. Handle may also stop providing Services to you, or add or create new limits to our Services at any time.
We believe that you own your data and preserving your access to such data is important. If we discontinue our Service, where reasonably possible, we will give you reasonable advance notice and a chance to get information out of that Service.
Premium Service and Payments
You may choose our free Service or paid Service (“Premium”) depending on your need. We do not guarantee when, if ever, Premium features will be available in the free Service. You can upgrade from free Service to Premium at any time on our Pricing Page ("Pricing"). All prices shown on Pricing are exclusive of any applicable sales taxes, levies, value-added taxes, or duties imposed by taxing authorities, and you are responsible for payment of all such taxes, levies, or duties.
BY PURCHASING PREMIUM YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO OUR REFUND POLICY:
WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS OF YOUR PREMIUM PAYMENT DATE AS SHOWN ON YOUR PAYMENT BILL, YOU CAN REQUEST A FULL REFUND BY CONTACTING US. NO REFUND OF ANY KIND WILL BE PERMITTED AFTER THIRTY (30) DAYS OF YOUR PREMIUM PAYMENT DATE.
Our Warranties and Disclaimers
We provide our Services using a commercially reasonable level of skill and care and we hope that you will enjoy using them. But there are certain things that we don’t promise about our Services.
OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY SET OUT IN THESE TERMS OR ADDITIONAL TERMS, NEITHER HANDLE NOR ITS SUPPLIERS OR DISTRIBUTORS MAKE ANY SPECIFIC PROMISES ABOUT THE SERVICES. FOR EXAMPLE, WE DON’T MAKE ANY COMMITMENTS ABOUT THE CONTENT WITHIN THE SERVICES, THE SPECIFIC FUNCTION OF THE SERVICES, OR THEIR RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, OR ABILITY TO MEET YOUR NEEDS. WE PROVIDE THE SERVICES “AS IS”.
SOME JURISDICTIONS PROVIDE FOR CERTAIN WARRANTIES, LIKE THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE EXCLUDE ALL WARRANTIES.
Liability for our Services
WHEN PERMITTED BY LAW, HANDLE AND HANDLE’S SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST PROFITS, REVENUES, OR DATA, FINANCIAL LOSSES OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF HANDLE, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, FOR ANY CLAIM UNDER THESE TERMS, INCLUDING FOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID US TO USE THE SERVICES (OR, IF WE CHOOSE, TO SUPPLYING YOU THE SERVICES AGAIN).
IN ALL CASES, HANDLE, AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS, WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT IS NOT REASONABLY FORESEEABLE.
Business uses of our Services
If you are using our Services on behalf of a business, that business accepts these terms. It will hold harmless and indemnify Handle and its affiliates, officers, agents, and employees from any claim, suit or action arising from or related to the use of the Services or violation of these terms, including any liability or expense arising from claims, losses, damages, suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys’ fees.
About these Terms
We may modify these terms or any additional terms that apply to our Services to, for example, reflect changes to the law or changes to our Services. You should look at the terms regularly. We’ll post notice of modifications to these terms on this page. Changes will not apply retroactively and will become effective no sooner than fourteen days after they are posted. However, changes addressing new functions for our Service or changes made for legal reasons will be effective immediately. If you do not agree to the modified terms for a Service, you should discontinue your use of that Service.
If there is a conflict between these terms and the additional terms, the additional terms will control for that conflict.
These terms control the relationship between Handle and you. They do not create any third party beneficiary rights.
If you do not comply with these terms, and we don’t take action right away, this doesn’t mean that we are giving up any rights that we may have (such as taking action in the future).
If it turns out that a particular term is not enforceable, this will not affect any other terms.
The laws of California, U.S.A., excluding California’s conflict of laws rules, will apply to any disputes arising out of or relating to these terms or the Services. All claims arising out of or relating to these terms or the Services will be litigated exclusively in the federal or state courts of San Francisco County, California, USA, and you and Handle consent to personal jurisdiction in those courts.
If you need to contact us at Handle, please email email@example.com.