BY USING OUR Slidecast SERVICE, YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS (THE “AGREEMENT”) GOVERNING YOUR USE OF Slidecast’S ONLINE SERVICE (a service provided by Slidecast) (THE “SERVICE”). IF YOU ARE ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF A COMPANY OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BIND SUCH ENTITY TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, IN WHICH CASE THE TERMS “YOU” OR “YOUR” SHALL REFER TO SUCH ENTITY. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SUCH AUTHORITY, OR IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU MAY NOT USE THE SERVICE.
As part of the Service, Slidecast will provide you with use of the Service, including a browser interface and data encryption, transmission, access and storage. Your registration for, or use of, the Service shall be deemed to be your agreement to abide by this Agreement including any materials available on the Slidecast website incorporated by reference herein, including but not limited to Slidecast’s privacy and security policies. For reference, a Definitions section is included at the end of this Agreement.
1. PRIVACY & SECURITY; DISCLOSURE
Slidecast’s privacy and security policies may be viewed at here and here. Slidecast reserves the right to modify its privacy and security policies in its reasonable discretion from time to time. Note that because the Service is a hosted, online application, Slidecast occasionally may need to notify all users of the Service (whether or not they have opted out as described above) of important announcements regarding the operation of the Service. If you become a paying customer of the Service, you agree that Slidecast can disclose the fact that you are a paying customer and the edition of the Service that you are using.
2. LICENSE GRANT & RESTRICTIONS
3. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
You are responsible for all activity occurring under your User accounts and shall abide by all applicable local, state, national and foreign laws, treaties and regulations in connection with your use of the Service, including those related to data privacy, international communications and the transmission of technical or personal data. You shall: (i) notify Slidecast immediately of any unauthorized use of any password or account or any other known or suspected breach of security; (ii) report to Slidecast immediately and use reasonable efforts to stop immediately any copying or distribution of Content that is known or suspected by you or your Users; and (iii) not impersonate another Slidecast user or provide false identity information to gain access to or use the Service.
4. ACCOUNT INFORMATION & DATA
Slidecast does not own any data, information or material that you submit to the Service in the course of using the Service (“Customer Data”). You, not Slidecast, shall have sole responsibility for the accuracy, quality, integrity, legality, reliability, appropriateness, and intellectual property ownership or right to use of all Customer Data, and Slidecast shall not be responsible or liable for the deletion, correction, destruction, damage, loss or failure to store any Customer Data. In the event this Agreement is terminated (other than by reason of your breach), Slidecast will make available to you a file of the Customer Data within 30 days of termination if you so request at the time of termination. Slidecast reserves the right to withhold, remove and/or discard Customer Data without notice for any breach, including, without limitation, your non-payment. Upon termination for cause, your right to access or use Customer Data immediately ceases, and Slidecast shall have no obligation to maintain or forward any Customer Data.
5. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERSHIP
Slidecast alone (and its licensors, where applicable) shall own all right, title and interest, including all related Intellectual Property Rights, in and to the Slidecast Technology, the Content and the Service and any suggestions, ideas, enhancement requests, feedback, recommendations or other information provided by you or any other party relating to the Service. This Agreement is not a sale and does not convey to you any rights of ownership in or related to the Service, the Slidecast Technology or the Intellectual Property Rights owned by Slidecast. The Slidecast name, the Slidecast logo, and the product names associated with the Service are trademarks of Slidecast or third parties, and no right or license is granted to use them.
6. CHARGES AND PAYMENT OF FEES
You shall pay all fees or charges to your account in accordance with the fees, charges, and billing terms in effect at the time a fee or charge is due and payable. The initial charges will be equal to the current number of total User licenses requested times the User license fee currently in effect in addition to the any initial setup fees. Payments may be made annually or monthly, consistent with the Initial Term, or as otherwise mutually agreed upon. You are responsible for paying for all User licenses ordered for the entire License Term, whether or not such User licenses are actively used. You must provide Slidecast with valid credit card or approved purchase order information as a condition to signing up for the Service. An authorized License Administrator may add licenses by using the Upgrade Wizard in the Account Settings Module. Added licenses will be subject to the following: (i) added licenses will be coterminous with the preexisting License Term (either Initial Term or renewal term); (ii) the license fee for the added licenses will be the then current, generally applicable license fee; and (iii) licenses added in the middle of a billing month will be charged a prorated amount calculated at the daily rate from the day the user/s are added to the next billing cycle date. Slidecast reserves the right to modify its fees and charges and to introduce new charges at any time, upon at least 30 days prior notice to you. This notice may be provided by e-mail. All pricing terms are confidential, and you agree not to disclose them to any third party. Additional fees may apply to accounts where the number of contacts and/or leads exceeds the maximum number allowable.
7. BILLING & RENEWAL
Slidecast charges and collects in advance for use of the Service. Slidecast will automatically renew and bill your credit card or issue an invoice to you (a) every month for monthly licenses, (b) every monthly for annual licenses that are billed monthly, (c) each year on the subsequent anniversary for annual licenses billed annually, or (d) as otherwise mutually agreed upon. Annual contracts automatically renew unless written notification is received from the account holder a minimum of 5 business days before the contract is due to renew. The renewal charge will be equal to the then-current number of total User licenses times the license fee in effect during the prior term, unless Slidecast has given you at least 30 days prior written notice of a fee increase, which shall be effective upon renewal and thereafter. Fees for other services will be charged on an as-quoted basis. Slidecast’s fees are exclusive of all taxes, levies, or duties imposed by taxing authorities, and you shall be responsible for payment of all such taxes, levies, or duties, excluding only United States (federal or state) taxes based solely on Slidecast’s income. You agree to provide Slidecast with complete and accurate billing and contact information. This information includes your legal company name, street address, e-mail address, and name and telephone number of an authorized billing contact and License Administrator. You agree to update this information within 30 days of any change to it. If the contact information you have provided is false or fraudulent, Slidecast reserves the right to terminate your access to the Service in addition to any other legal remedies. If you believe your bill is incorrect, you must contact us in writing within 60 days of the invoice date of the invoice containing the amount in question to be eligible to receive an adjustment or credit.
8. NON-PAYMENT & SUSPENSION
In addition to any other rights granted to Slidecast herein, Slidecast reserves the right to suspend or terminate this Agreement and your access to the Service if your account becomes delinquent (falls into arrears). Delinquent invoices (accounts in arrears) are subject to interest of 5% per month on any outstanding balance, or the maximum permitted by law, whichever is less, plus all expenses of collection, including but not limited to court costs and attorney’s fees. You will continue to be charged for User licenses during any period of suspension. If you or Slidecast initiates termination of this Agreement, you will be obligated to pay the balance due on your account computed in accordance with the Charges and Payment of Fees section above. You agree that Slidecast may charge such unpaid fees to your credit card or otherwise bill you for such unpaid fees. Slidecast reserves the right to impose a reconnection fee in the event you are suspended and thereafter request access to the Service. You agree and acknowledge that Slidecast has no obligation to retain Customer Data and that such Customer Data may be irretrievably deleted if your account is 30 days or more delinquent.
9. TERMINATION UPON EXPIRATION/REDUCTION IN NUMBER OF LICENSES
This Agreement commences on the Effective Date. For Slidecast licenses, the Initial Term will be as you elect during the online subscription process or as otherwise mutually agreed upon, commencing on the date you agree to pay for the Service by completing the online subscription form or otherwise. Upon the expiration of the Initial Term, this Agreement will automatically renew for successive renewal terms equal in duration to the Initial Term (or one year, if the Initial Term is greater than one year) at Slidecast’s then current fees. Either party may terminate this Agreement or reduce the number of licenses, effective only upon the expiration of the then current License Term, by notifying the other party in writing at least five (5) business days prior to the date of the invoice for the following term. In the event this Agreement is terminated (other than by reason of your breach), Slidecast will make available to you a file of the Customer Data within 30 days of termination if you so request at the time of termination. You agree and acknowledge that Slidecast has no obligation to retain the Customer Data, and may delete such Customer Data, more than 30 days after termination. If a termination request is made prior to the expiration of the current Licensing term, a termination fee will be charged that is equal to all monthly fees remaining of the current term.
10. BREACH OF AGREEMENT
Any breach of your payment obligations or unauthorized use of the Slidecast Technology or Service will be deemed a material breach of this Agreement. Slidecast, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, account or use of the Service if you breach or otherwise fail to comply with this Agreement. You agree and acknowledge that Slidecast has no obligation to retain the Customer Data, and may delete such Customer Data, if you have materially breached this Agreement, including but not limited to failure to pay outstanding fees, and such breach has not been cured within 30 days of notice of such breach.
11. REPRESENTATIONS & WARRANTIES
Each party represents and warrants that it has the legal power and authority to enter into this Agreement. Slidecast represents and warrants that it will provide the Service in a manner consistent with general industry standards reasonably applicable to the provision thereof and that the Service will perform substantially in accordance with the online Slidecast help documentation under normal use and circumstances. You represent and warrant that you have not falsely identified yourself nor provided any false information to gain access to the Service and that your billing information is correct.
You shall indemnify and hold Slidecast, its licensors and each such party’s parent organizations, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, attorneys and agents harmless from and against any and all claims, costs, damages, losses, liabilities and expenses (including attorneys’ fees and costs) arising out of or in connection with: (i) a claim alleging that use of the Customer Data infringes the rights of, or has caused harm to, a third party; (ii) a claim, which if true, would constitute a violation by you of your representations and warranties; or (iii) a claim arising from the breach by you or your Users of this Agreement, provided in any such case that Slidecast (a) gives written notice of the claim promptly to you; (b) gives you sole control of the defense and settlement of the claim (provided that you may not settle or defend any claim unless you unconditionally release Slidecast of all liability and such settlement does not affect Slidecast’s business or Service); (c) provides to you all available information and assistance; and (d) has not compromised or settled such claim. Slidecast shall have no indemnification obligation, and you shall indemnify Slidecast pursuant to this Agreement, for claims arising from any infringement arising from the combination of the Service with any of your products, service, hardware or business process(s).
12. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
Slidecast AND ITS LICENSORS MAKE NO REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, OR GUARANTY AS TO THE RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SERVICE OR ANY CONTENT. Slidecast AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT (A) THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE SECURE, TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR OPERATE IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, SYSTEM OR DATA, (B) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS, (C) ANY STORED DATA WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (D) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS, (E) ERRORS OR DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR (F) THE SERVICE OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKE THE SERVICE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE SERVICE AND ALL CONTENT IS PROVIDED TO YOU STRICTLY ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. ALL CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW BY Slidecast AND ITS LICENSORS.
13. INTERNET DELAYS
SLIDECAST SERVICES MAY BE SUBJECT TO LIMITATIONS, DELAYS, AND OTHER PROBLEMS INHERENT IN THE USE OF THE INTERNET AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS. Slidecast IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DELAYS, DELIVERY FAILURES, OR OTHER DAMAGE RESULTING FROM SUCH PROBLEMS.
14. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL SLIDECAST AGGREGATE LIABILITY EXCEED THE AMOUNTS ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU IN THE THREE (3) MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO SUCH CLAIM. IN NO EVENT SHALL SLIDECAST AND/OR ITS LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO ANYONE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY TYPE OR KIND (INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE) ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THIS SERVICE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, OR FOR ANY CONTENT OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH THE SERVICE, ANY INTERRUPTION, INACCURACY, ERROR OR OMISSION, REGARDLESS OF CAUSE IN THE CONTENT, EVEN IF THE PARTY FROM WHICH DAMAGES ARE BEING SOUGHT OR SUCH PARTY’S LICENSORS HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
15. ADDITIONAL RIGHTS
This site provides services and uses software and technology that may be subject to United States export controls administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the United States Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control, and other U.S. agencies and the export control regulations of the European Union. The user of this site (“User”) acknowledges and agrees that the site shall not be used, and none of the underlying information, software, or technology may be transferred or otherwise exported or re-exported to countries as to which the United States and/or the European Union maintains an embargo (collectively, “Embargoed Countries”), or to or by a national or resident thereof, or any person or entity on the U.S. Department of Treasury’s List of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Table of Denial Orders (collectively, “Designated Nationals”). The lists of Embargoed Countries and Designated Nationals are subject to change without notice. By using the Service, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of an Embargoed Country or Designated National. You agree to comply strictly with all U.S. and European Union export laws and assume sole responsibility for obtaining licenses to export or re-export as may be required. This site may use encryption technology that is subject to licensing requirements under the U.S. Export Administration Regulations, 15 C.F.R. Parts 730-774 and Council Regulation (EC) No. 1334/2000 Slidecast and its licensors make no representation that the Service is appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you use the Service from outside the United States of America and/or the European Union, you are solely responsible for compliance with all applicable laws, including without limitation export and import regulations of other countries. Any diversion of the Content contrary to United States or European Union (including European Union Member States) law is prohibited. None of the Content, nor any information acquired through the use of the Service, is or will be used for nuclear activities, chemical or biological weapons, or missile projects, unless specifically authorized by the United States government or appropriate European body for such purposes.
Slidecast may give notice by means of a general notice on the Service, electronic mail to your e-mail address on record in Slidecast’s account information, or by written communication sent by first class mail or pre-paid post to your address on record in Slidecast’s account information. Such notice shall be deemed to have been given upon the expiration of 48 hours after mailing or posting (if sent by first class mail or pre-paid post) or 12 hours after sending (if sent by email). You may give notice to Slidecast (such notice shall be deemed given when received by Slidecast) at any time via e-mail: email@example.com (Attn: Chief Legal Officer)
17. MODIFICATION OF TERMS
Slidecast reserves the right to modify the terms and conditions of this Agreement or its policies relating to the Service at any time, effective upon posting of an updated version of this Agreement on the Service. You are responsible for regularly reviewing this Agreement. Continued use of the Service after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.
18. ASSIGNMENT; CHANGE IN CONTROL
This Agreement may not be assigned by you without the prior written approval of Slidecast but may be assigned without your consent by Slidecast to (i) a parent or subsidiary, (ii) an acquirer of assets, or (iii) a successor by merger. Any purported assignment in violation of this section shall be void. Any actual or proposed change in control of you that results or would result in a direct competitor of Slidecast directly or indirectly owning or controlling 50% or more of you shall entitle Slidecast to terminate this Agreement for cause immediately upon written notice.
With respect to U.S. Customers, this Agreement shall be governed by Illinois law and controlling United States federal law, without regard to the choice or conflicts of law provisions of any jurisdiction, and any disputes, actions, claims or causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or the Service shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Chicago, IL. No text or information set forth on any other purchase order, preprinted form or document (other than an Order Form, if applicable) shall add to or vary the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, then such provision(s) shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the invalid or unenforceable provision(s), with all other provisions remaining in full force and effect. No joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Slidecast as a result of this agreement or use of the Service. The failure of Slidecast to enforce any right or provision in this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by Slidecast in writing. This Agreement, together with any applicable Order Form, comprises the entire agreement between you and Slidecast and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous negotiations, discussions or agreements, whether written or oral, between the parties regarding the subject matter contained herein.
20. Slidecast COMMUNICATIONS STANDARDS POLICY
Permission policy stating the types of contacts you can add to Slidecast
Slidecast allows you to import lists of your contacts into your account. However, there are a few rules to be aware of when it comes to the types of email addresses and phone numbers you’ll be able to engage by Email, SMS, MMS and VoiceMail Drops.
Who You Can ENGAGE
At Slidecast, we want our customers sending communications that their contacts truly want to receive. That’s why we require you to have permission from all your contacts in order to engage with them.
There are two types of permission:
Express Permission is when an individual has opted-in or specifically requested to get your communications. Some examples of this are:
Anyone who goes through a double opt-in or confirmed opt-in process.
Someone who signs up to receive your communications from your webpage.
- People who sign up using a form with the specific purpose of being added to a mailing list.
Implied Permission happens through a client or customer relationship. For example, you may get implicit permission through:
The exchange of business cards.
A verbal request.
A fishbowl collection where no consent to email is asked.
The sale of a product or service.
An inquiry about a product or service.
A donation to your nonprofit.
Membership in your organization.
Who You Can’t ENGAGE
On the other hand, you are never allowed to engage:
Any purchased, rented, or appended list of email addresses and/or phone numbers from any source, no matter what the source claims.
Any shared list of email addresses and/or phone numbers that haven’t given you direct permission to engage, such as a:
trade show attendee list
affiliated company contact list
Any non-specific or role email addresses. Some examples of role addresses:
Any distribution list or mailing list. These are lists where an email address will connect or mail to several others, like:
a voter registration list
membership association contacts
chamber of commerce
Any collected email addresses and/or phone numbers obtained by surfing the internet or “scraping” web pages.
Any email addresses and/or phone numbers obtained through social media connections where the contact has not explicitly requested mailings. This includes:
Important: Adding or importing names that go against the permission policy or anti-spam policy may result in the termination of your account.
If you have questions regarding this Policy or wish to obtain additional information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.