Last updated: June 12th, 2011
Welcome to BUMP.com. These Terms of Service (the "Terms") are a binding legal agreement between you and Bump Network, Inc. ("BUMP" or "we"), regarding your use of services available at the website at BUMP.com and our service available through our applications (the website and services are collectively referred to as the "Service"). Please read these Terms carefully. In addition, when using certain features of the Service, you also will be subject to the guidelines, terms, and agreements applicable to such features ("Policies"). All such Policies are incorporated by reference into these Terms. If these Terms are inconsistent with any Policy, the terms in the Policy will control. We may periodically make changes to these Terms, as the Service and BUMP are continually evolving. We will notify registered users by email of any material changes to these Terms, so please keep your registered email address current. By downloading and installing the application or accessing or using the Service, you accept these Terms and any modifications that we may make to these Terms. It is your responsibility to review the most recent version of the Terms frequently and remain informed of any changes to it. If you continue to use the Service after we modify these Terms, you will be deemed to have consented to terms of the modified Agreement for your use of the Service as of the date of the modification. If you do not agree to any provision of these Terms, you must not use the Service.
BUMP is a provider of cloud-based transaction, membership and communication technologies, including a social network utilizing license plate messaging and location couponing. BUMP provides an integrated web/mobile safety, communication and membership platform designed to allow you to connect with those you don't know yet.
You must be 13 years of age or older to use the Service. Use of the Service is void where prohibited. You represent and warrant that any profile information you submit is true and accurate and that you are 13 years of age or older and are fully able and competent to enter into, and abide by these Terms. The Services are not intended for those under the age of 13.
You must register to use certain features of the Services. When you register, you agree to:
(a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by registration forms on the Service ("Registration Data");
(b) maintain the security of any logins, passwords, or other credentials that you select or that are provided to you for use on the Service; and
(c) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to us, and to keep all such information accurate, current, and complete. You may log onto the Service via Facebook Connect or Twitter. If you log in via Facebook Connect or Twitter, the Facebook or Twitter profile information connected to the account you use to log into the Service, including your name, will be used as your username for the Service. You will notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may charge fees for certain services ("Paid Services"). BUMP reserves the right to implement fees or change the fees for certain Services at any time by providing you notice on the Service or otherwise. When you purchase any Paid Services, you authorize BUMP to charge or to direct its third party payment processors to charge the credit card identified by you (which you represent and warrant that you are authorized to use) all applicable fees for your purchase in US dollars, including all applicable taxes. If BUMP does not receive payment from your credit card provider, you agree to pay all amounts due upon demand and BUMP may suspend your access to the Services. You may cancel your account at any time. All sales are final and BUMP will not issue refunds, including for prepaid monthly fees.
You will not:
(a) use the Service for any commercial purpose except for features of the Service designated for commercial use (e.g., tagging your car for sale);
(b) use the Service to "stalk" or harass any person;
(c) access, monitor, or copy any content or information on the Service using any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated means or any manual process for any purpose without our express written permission;
(d) violate the restrictions in any robot exclusion headers on the Service or bypass or circumvent other measures employed to prevent or limit access to the Service;
(e) take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
(f) deep-link to any portion of the Service for any purpose without our express written permission;
(g) "frame," "mirror," or otherwise incorporate any part of the Service into any other website without our prior written authorization; or
(h) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law or regulation.
The Service may include interactive features and services, including social networking functionality, forums, message boards, ratings or review functionality, and similar services, in which you or third parties may send BUMP messages or BUMPs to Service users, and create, post, or store profile data, photographs, ratings or reviews, and other content on the Service ("Interactive Services"). You are solely responsible for your use of Interactive Services and use them at your own risk. By using any Interactive Services, you agree not to post, transmit, distribute, upload, or otherwise disseminate through the Service any of the following:
Material that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, or fraudulent; Material that misrepresents your ownership of a motor vehicle; Material that violates, or that causes us or our affiliates, subsidiaries, or partners to violate, any applicable law, regulation, or order of any governmental authority in any jurisdiction; Material that infringes or violates, or that may infringe or violate, any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party, or that you otherwise do not have the right to make available;
Private or confidential information of any person or entity, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, and any trade secrets or information for which you have any obligation of confidentiality or material that impersonates any person or entity, or misrepresents your affiliation with the Service or with any other person or entity; Comments that in any way refer to persons under 18 years of age; Viruses, corrupted data, or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files; or Material that, in our sole judgment of, is objectionable, restricts or inhibits any person or entity from using or enjoying any Interactive Services or other portions of the Service, or which may expose us or our users to harm or liability of any nature.
ANY MATERIAL THAT YOU SUBMIT OR UPLOAD TO PUBLIC OR COMMON AREAS OF THE SERVICE, INCLUDING YOUR PROFILE, YOUR LINKS, BUMP MESSAGES OR BUMPS, BUMP MESSAGES WITH ATTACHMENTS, CLAIMING YOUR LICENSE PLATE, AUDIO, PHOTOS, VIDEO UPLOADS, AND YOUR FEEDBACK, RATINGS, REVIEWS, AND COMMENTS WILL BE PUBLICLY AVAILABLE. IF YOU DO NOT WANT ANY MATERIAL TO BE AVAILABLE TO OTHERS, DO NOT UPLOAD THAT MATERIAL TO ANY PUBLIC OR COMMON AREA OF THE SERVICE. REGARDLESS OF YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS, BUMP MESSAGES DIRECTED TO A PLATE THAT YOU SUBMIT OR UPLOAD WILL BE PUBLICLY AVAILABLE.
We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any material posted, stored, or uploaded by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage to any of that material. Although we have no obligation to screen, edit, or monitor any material posted on or transmitted through the Service, we reserve the right, and have absolute discretion, to remove, screen, and edit any material posted, stored, or transmitted on or through the Service at any time and for any reason without notice.
If you post material on or through the Service, then, unless we indicate otherwise, you (a) grant us and our subsidiaries and affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display such material throughout the world in any media; (b) grant us and our affiliates, subsidiaries, and sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such material, if we choose; and (c) represent and warrant that you own and control all of the rights to the material that you post, or you otherwise have the right to post such material to the Service; and the use and posting of material you supply does not violate these Terms, will not violate any rights of or cause injury to any person or entity, and will not otherwise create any harm or liability of any type for us or for third parties.
You acknowledge and agree that BUMP may preserve any profile data, photographs, ratings or reviews, and other content ("Content") and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or if BUMP believes in good faith that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce these Terms; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of BUMP, its users or the public.
BUMP reserves the right to modify, discontinue, and restrict, temporarily or permanently, all or part of the Service without notice in our sole discretion. Neither we nor our suppliers or licensors will be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, discontinuance, or restriction of the Service.
Your account remains in effect unless you cancel it or unless BUMP terminates your account as provided by these Terms. To terminate your account, please email BUMP at email@example.com. Notwithstanding any provision of these Terms, we reserve the right, without notice and in our sole discretion, to terminate your account and to block, restrict, and prevent your future access to, and use of, the Service.
Any materials, including but not limited to comments, suggestions, ideas, or other information, provided by you in the form of email or other submissions to us (excluding material that you post on the Service in accordance with these Terms) (collectively "Submissions"), are non-confidential and you hereby grant to us and our subsidiaries and affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use your Submissions for any purpose without compensation or attribution to you.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and ask you to do the same. It is our policy to terminate the access privileges of those who repeatedly infringe the copyright or intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been posted on the Service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or infringement of your intellectual property (e.g., trademark infringement or right of publicity), please contact us at the address below and provide the following information: (1) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest or other intellectual property interest; (2) a description of the copyrighted work or other interest that you claim has been infringed, and identification of the time(s) and date(s) the material that you claim is infringing was displayed on the Service; (3) your address, telephone number, and email address; (4) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property right, its agent, or the law; and (5) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the owner's behalf.
If you believe that your user content that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner or the owner of the intellectual property, the 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 the copyright agent: (1) Your physical or electronic signature; (2) identification of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed or disabled; (3) a statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content; and (4) your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in San Diego, California 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 the copyright agent, we may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing this person that the removed content may be replaced or access to the content restored in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner or owner of the intellectual property files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at our sole discretion.
Our designated agent for notice of copyright infringement can be reached at:
BUMP Network, Inc.
Attn: William Rennie
1295 Prospect St., Suite 201
La Jolla, CA 92037
BUMP, the BUMP logo, and any other product or service name or slogan contained on the Service are trademarks or registered trademarks of BUMP and its suppliers or licensors, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of the applicable trademark holder. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned on the Service 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, or vice versa.
We, our affiliates, and our suppliers and licensors own all right, title, and interest, including all intellectual property rights, in and to the Services. Except for those rights expressly granted in these Terms, no other rights are granted, either express or implied, to you.
We may email or provide you coupons, offers, and other specials from BUMP or from third parties (collectively "Promotions"). BUMP is not responsible for the redemption, errors, omissions, or expiration of Promotions from third parties. Promotions may expire, and are otherwise subject to change without notice. We have no control over their legality or the ability of any third party to complete a Promotion (including the sale in accordance with the offer).
The Service may contain links to Web pages and content of third parties ("Third-Party Content") as a service to those interested in this information. We do not monitor, endorse, or adopt, or have any control over, any Third-Party Content. We undertake no responsibility to update or review any Third-Party Content and can make no guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness.
Additionally, if you follow a link or otherwise navigate away from the Service, please be aware that these Terms will no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any Third-Party Content provider to which you navigate from the Service. You access and use Third-Party Content at your own risk.
The Service may contain advertisements and promotions from third parties. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers other than us, and any terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party.
You will defend, indemnify and hold harmless BUMP, its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners and third-party advertisers and their respective directors, officers, agents, employees, licensors, and suppliers from and against any costs, damages, expenses, and liabilities (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or related to your use of the Service, your violation of these Terms, or your violation of any rights of a third party.
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE SERVICE AND YOUR INTERACTIONS AND DEALINGS WITH ANY SERVICE USERS, IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE, AND ALL CONTENT AVAILABLE ON AND THROUGH THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. BUMP AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. BUMP DOES NOT WARRANT UNINTERRUPTED USE OR OPERATION OF THE SERVICE OR YOUR ACCESS TO ANY CONTENT. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE SERVICE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY REGARDING BUMP THAT IS NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY PROHIBIT A DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.
NEITHER BUMP NOR ITS SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF BUMP OR ANY SUPPLIER OR LICENSOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THESE DAMAGES), ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF, OR YOUR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE, THE SERVICE OR ANY CONTENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
THE MAXIMUM TOTAL LIABILITY OF BUMP AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS TO YOU FOR ALL CLAIMS UNDER THESE TERMS, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, IS $100. EACH PROVISION OF THESE TERMS THAT PROVIDES FOR A LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, OR EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES IS TO ALLOCATE THE RISKS UNDER THESE TERMS BETWEEN THE PARTIES. THIS ALLOCATION IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN THE PARTIES. EACH OF THESE PROVISIONS IS SEVERABLE AND INDEPENDENT OF ALL OTHER PROVISIONS OF THESE TERMS. THE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION WILL APPLY EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
By using the Service, you consent to receiving electronic communications from us. These communications may include notices about your account and information concerning or related to the Service. You agree that any notices, agreements, disclosures, or other communications that we send to you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing.
Our failure to act in a particular circumstance does not waive our ability to act with respect to that circumstance or similar circumstances. Any provision of these Terms that is found to be invalid, unlawful, or unenforceable will be severed from these Terms, and the remaining provisions of these Terms will continue to be in full force and effect. The section headings and titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. Any provision in these Terms that by its nature should survive the termination of your license to access the Service or any termination of these Terms (including, without limitation, provisions governing indemnification, limitations on liability, disclaimers of warranty, and ownership of intellectual property) will continue to remain in full force and effect after any such termination.
These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of California, excluding conflict of laws principles. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Service or these Terms must be commenced within one year after the claim arose and will be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim will be arbitrated on an individual basis, and will not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration will be conducted in San Diego County, California and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into any court of competent jurisdiction. The award of the arbitrator will be final and binding upon the parties without appeal or review except as permitted by California law. Either party may seek any interim or preliminary injunctive relief from any court of competent jurisdiction, as necessary to protect the party's rights or property pending the completion of arbitration.
These Terms, including all Policies, constitute the entire agreement between you and BUMP concerning the Service. These Terms supersede all prior agreements or communications between you and BUMP regarding the subject matter of these Terms.
If you have any questions or concerns about the Service, or these Terms, you may contact BUMP through our website by going to http://www.bump.com/contact or writing us at:
BUMP Network, Inc.
1295 Prospect St., Suite A
La Jolla, CA 92037