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Contact Hero Terms of Service

Last Updated: July 21, 2008

Welcome to Contact Hero. By using the ContactHero.com web site (“Service”), or any services of VDG Group (“VDG Group”), you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”).

IMPORTANT—READ CAREFULLY: IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, DO NOT CLICK ON THE "ACCEPT" BUTTON AND DO NOT USE THE SITE OR SERVICE. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE ACKNOWLEDGES THAT YOU HAVE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, UNDERSTAND THEM, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF SERVICE.

VDG Group reserves the right to update and change the Terms of Service from time to time without notice. Any new features that augment or enhance the current Service, including the release of new tools and resources, shall be subject to the Terms of Service. Continued use of the Service after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time at: http://www.contacthero.com/terms_of_service.

Violation of any of the terms below will result in the termination of your Account. You agree to use the Service at your own risk.

Account Terms

  1. You must be 13 years or older to use this Service, and you may not use the Service to solicit or collect any information from children under the age of 13.
  2. You must be a human. Accounts registered by “bots” or other automated methods are not permitted.
  3. You must provide your legal full name, a valid email address, and any other information requested in order to complete the signup process.
  4. Your login may only be used by one person – a single login shared by multiple people is not permitted.
  5. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and password. VDG Group cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation. VDG Group is in no way responsible for any loss or damages that you may incur as a result of any unauthorized use of your account information.
  6. You are responsible for all Content posted and activity that occurs under your account.
  7. One person or legal entity may not maintain more than one free account.
  8. You may not use the Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You must not, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).
  9. Personal information you provide to VDG Group is governed by VDG Group's privacy policy. Click here to view the Privacy Policy.

Payment, Refunds, Upgrading and Downgrading Terms

  1. All paid plans must enter a valid credit. Free accounts are not required to provide a credit card number.
  2. An upgrade from the free plan to any paying plan will immediately bill you.
  3. The Service is billed in advance on a monthly basis and is non-refundable. There will be no refunds or credits for partial months of service, upgrade/downgrade refunds, or refunds for months unused with an open account. In order to treat everyone equally, no exceptions will be made.
  4. All 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.
  5. For any upgrade or downgrade in plan level, your credit card that you provided will automatically be charged the new rate on your next billing cycle.
  6. Downgrading your Service may cause the loss of Content, features, or capacity of your Account. VDG Group does not accept any liability for such loss.

Cancellation and Termination

  1. You are solely responsible for properly canceling your account. An email or phone request to cancel your account is not considered cancellation. You can cancel your account at any time by clicking on the Account link in the global navigation bar at the top of the screen. The Account screen provides a simple no questions asked cancellation link.
  2. All of your Content will be immediately deleted from the Service upon cancellation. This information can not be recovered once your account is cancelled.
  3. If you cancel the Service before the end of your current paid up month, your cancellation will take effect immediately and you will not be charged again.
  4. VDG Group, in its sole discretion, has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service, or any other VDG Group service, for any reason at any time. Such termination of the Service will result in the deactivation or deletion of your Account or your access to your Account, and the forfeiture and relinquishment of all Content in your Account. VDG Group reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.

Modifications to the Service and Prices

  1. VDG Group reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice.
  2. Prices of all Services, including but not limited to monthly subscription plan fees to the Service, are subject to change upon 30 days notice from us. Such notice may be provided at any time by posting the changes to the ContactHero Site (Contact Hero.com) or the Service itself.
  3. VDG Group shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

Disclaimer of Warranties

  1. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND THAT VDG GROUP EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
  2. VDG GROUP DOES NOT WARRANT THAT (I) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS, (II) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (III) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (IV) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (V) ANY ERRORS IN THE SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED.

Limitation of Liability

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT VDG GROUP SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF VDG GROUP HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (I) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (II) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (IV) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; (V) OR ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE. IN NO EVENT WILL VDG GROUP’S TOTAL CUMULATIVE DAMAGES EXCEED US$ 100.

General Conditions

  1. You understand and agree that Contact Hero may include advertisements and that these advertisements are necessary for VDG Group to provide the Service.
  2. You understand that VDG Group uses third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run the Service.
  3. You must not modify, adapt or hack the Service or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with the Service, VDG Group, or any other VDG Group service.
  4. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service without the express written permission by VDG Group.
  5. We may, but have no obligation to, remove Content and Accounts containing Content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.
  6. Verbal, physical, written or other abuse (including threats of abuse or retribution) of any VDG Group customer, employee, member, or officer will result in immediate account termination.
  7. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your Content, may be transfered unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
  8. You must not upload, post, host, or transmit unsolicited email, SMSs, or “spam” messages.
  9. You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
  10. If your bandwidth usage significantly exceeds the average bandwidth usage (as determined solely by VDG Group) of other Contact Hero customers, we reserve the right to immediately disable your account or throttle your access until you can reduce your bandwidth consumption.
  11. The failure of VDG Group to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The Terms of Service constitutes the entire agreement between you and VDG Group and govern your use of the Service, superceding any prior agreements between you and VDG Group (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).
  12. Governing Law; Jurisdiction. These Terms of Service are governed by the laws of California, excluding its choice of law provisions. You agree to bring and defend any actions related to these Terms of Service exclusively in the state of federal courts located in Santa Clara County, California.
  13. Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent via email to customercare at contacthero.com.