Terms of Service: Group Greets from Our Family Lives

Last Updated: December 19, 2018

Here's what you'll find reading our Terms of Service:

What we will do – make our service the best it can be and protect your personal information

• What we might do – actually bring you closer together with others

• What we won't do – give away any personal information about you, your family, your friends, or anyone you know that is shared with us

• What we expect of you – please do not use or make a purchase from our Groups Greets Service if you do not agree to these terms

In no way should this summary serve as a substitute for the information on the following pages. Please read it and keep a copy for reference.

Please know that we revise our terms from time to time with the date of the most recent update provided at the top. We live by the Golden Rule but sometimes we run into customers who don’t share this same philosophy. The following terms, including our refund and no content/no send policy, are a direct result of only a few customers who don’t share our values. (Our attorney made us change our Terms).

In a nutshell, we provide the software service and it’s all on you for adding content to it. And like almost all paid software services, GG operates under a “use it or lose it” principle once we set up your place. However, if our Service functionally fails in any way, we can guarantee that we’ll make it right for you.

1. Agreement.

This agreement (the "Agreement") is entered into by and between you and Group Greets (GG), a division of iOBJX regarding your use of the Group Greets website, mobile application or associated products. By using GG, you are entering into this Agreement with GG and indicating that you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, please do not use the GG Service.

In human words:

You agree to ALL of the following if you choose to use or make a purchase from GG.

2. Proper Use.

You agree that you will use the Service in compliance with all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations. You shall not, shall not agree to, and shall not authorize or encourage any third party to: (a) use the service to harass other users; (b) prevent others from using the Service; (c) use the Service for any fraudulent or inappropriate purpose. Any violation of the above may result in immediate termination of this Agreement, and may subject you to state and federal penalties and other legal consequences. GG reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to investigate your use of the Service in order to determine whether a violation of the Agreement has occurred or to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.

In human words:

You will ensure that using GG is legal where you are (can't imagine why it won't be though).

3. Personal Use.

The Service is made available to you for your personal use only. You must provide current, accurate identification, contact, and other information that may be required as part of the purchase or registration process and/or continued use of the Service. If a username and password is added for security purposes, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Service password and account, and are responsible for all activities that occur thereunder. You may only display the content of the Service for your own personal use (i.e., non-commercial use) and may not otherwise copy, reproduce, alter, modify, create derivative works, or publicly display any content, without the prior written permission of GG.

In human words:

GG is for your personal private use.

4. Purchase of a Group Greets

The Service is available to purchase, create, and share a group greeting between you, the participants you choose, and the recipient(s). The number of participants and recipients may vary from time to time depending on the business strategy of the Group Greets company. By completing the order process form, you acknowledge you are solely responsible for the accuracy of the information you provide which includes any participant emails, the recipient(s) email address(es), and date the recipient(s) is/are to receive the Group Greet notification. As of November 28, 2017, the purchase price for the online Group Greet is $19.95 (USD).

All purchases you make at GG are NONREFUNDABLE since we supply the platform (which we can control) and you and your group provide the content (which we CANNOT control). GG relies on you for the accuracy of the information you provide GG. In the unlikely case that our servers are down (not likely) and GG is unable to provide the Group Greet online or it is unavailable to be viewed as a direct fault of ours, GG will happily refund your money. Note, you will have access to your Group Greet via an online link within 24 hours of placing your order which you can share with others who will be contributing to your order.

In human words:

For your Group Greets, you are fully responsible for all content plus the accuracy of any contacts (emails) you provide and timing information.

5. Group Greets Content

Like any software service, it’s your responsibility to take advantage of its availability. Whereas GG provides the software platform and makes the Service available for your use, YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL CONTENT for your Group Greets. This includes but is not limited to any digital video files, photo files, text files, and audio files that you or those you invite to participate may or may not upload to your Group Greets. Rotated photos (an Apple device problem) or unaccepted file types are not the responsibility of the GG Service.

ALL PURCHASES YOU MAKE ON GG ARE NON REFUNDABLE AND THIS INCLUDES GROUP GREETS WITH NO CONTENT. GG CANNOT CONTROL WHETHER YOU OR YOUR SELECTED PARTICIPANTS CONTRIBUTE AND UPLOAD ANY DIGITAL CONTENT/FILES TO YOUR GG.

In human words:

You are solely responsible for whether content is or is not added to your Group Greets. We WILL NOT REFUND your money should you and your group fail to add any content to your Group Greets.

6. Delivery and Non-Delivery of Group Greets

GG will send an email to the recipient(s) on the date you specify but is not responsible for delivery confirmation. The delivery email includes and copies the purchasing customer and any participants that has been shared with GG. All online Group Greets are available for up to seven (7) days following the receipt date. This 7-day window time period allows for lagging participants to contribute and the time necessary to create a digital copy of your Group Greet (“Video Keepsake”) if it is made available by the company.

From time to time, the company may offer a free Group Greet at no cost. The terms for this complimentary offer will be identical to the terms and conditions for a purchased Group Greet.

GG WILL NOT DELIVER A GROUP GREETS TO THE RECIPIENT(S) IF NO CONTENT HAS BEEN ADDED TO IT BY YOU AND YOUR GROUP.

In human words:

We’ll deliver the Group Greet to your recipient(s) and copy you but it’s up to you to ensure they receive it. You have 7 days to enjoy. Group Greets WILL NOT deliver your greeting if doesn’t have anything in it. Nobody wants to receive an empty greeting.

7. Submitted Content (Videos, Photos and Other Digital Media)

GG does not claim ownership of any materials you make available through the Service or used in your Group Greet. You hereby represent, warrant and covenant that any materials you provide do not include anything (including, but not limited to, text, images, music, audio or video) to which you do not have the full right to grant the license specified in this Section 5. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any submitted content posted in your Group Greet or submitted by you. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not make a purchase or provide us with any submitted content. You agree that you are fully responsible for the content you submit. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Service: (i) any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or other material or content that would violate rights of publicity and/or privacy or that would violate any law; (ii) any commercial material or content (including, but not limited to, solicitation of funds, advertising, or marketing of any good or services); and (iii) any material or content that infringes, misappropriates or violates any copyright, trademark, patent right or other proprietary right of any third party. You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any violation of the foregoing restrictions, or any other harm resulting from your posting of content using the Service.

In human words:

You promise you are not violating the rights of others by uploading or providing any of the materials or information you are making available through this Service.

8. Children's Online Privacy.

Due to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, you must be at least thirteen (13) years of age to purchase this Service.

In human words:

You are old enough to use Facebook, even if you no longer use or like Facebook.

9. User Representations and Warranties.

You represent and warrant that (a) all of the information provided by you to make a purchase or participate in the Service is correct and current; (b) you have all necessary right, power and authority to enter into this Agreement and to perform the acts required of you hereunder.

In human words:

You are who you say you are.

10. Access To Password Protected/Secure Areas

Access to and use of any password protected and/or secure areas of the Service, when implemented, is restricted to authorized users only. Unauthorized individuals attempting to access these areas of the Service may be subject to prosecution.

In human words:

Our Service is for users who are legit.

11. Refusal of Service; Termination; Suspension.

GG reserves the right in its sole discretion to refuse, suspend, or terminate the Service to anyone at any time without notice for any reason.

In human words:

If you start causing any trouble, we may have to ask you to leave.

12. Privacy.

As a condition to using the Service, you agree to the terms of the GG Privacy Policy as it may be updated from time to time. We understand that privacy is important to you. You do, however, agree that the Company may monitor, edit or disclose your personal information, including the content of your emails, if required to do so in order to comply with any valid legal process or governmental request (such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order), or as otherwise provided in these Terms of Service and the GG Privacy Policy.

In human words:

See our Privacy Policy here (we are actually really nice people who live by the Golden Rule)

13. Warranty.

GG does not represent that the Service is reliable, accurate, complete, or otherwise valid. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND AND YOU USE THE SERVICE AT YOUR OWN RISK. GG EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE SERVICE, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL GG BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF THE SERVICE WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL GG BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY AMOUNT FOR SERVICES RENDERED PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT.

In human words:

We try our best to create a Service that delights you. But if it goes wrong somehow, it’s tough to file a lawsuit against us.

14. Indemnification.

You agree to hold harmless and indemnify the Company (GG), and its employees, agents and representatives, from and against any third party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of the Service, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys’ fees, of every kind and nature.

In human words:

If someone tries to sue you, we will try to help but we won't be responsible.

15. Electronic Communication.

When you use the Service or send emails to GG, you are communicating with GG electronically. You consent to receive communications from GG electronically. GG will communicate with you by email or by posting notices on the Service. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

In human words:

You are cool with us emailing you.

16. Links.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you hereby release, and waive all claims against GG and its employees and agents from any and all liability for claims, damages (actual and consequential), costs and expenses (including litigation costs and attorneys' fees) of every kind and nature, arising out of or in any way connected with use of the Service.

In human words:

Sometimes there are links to other sites; we are not responsible for any of them or the policies they administer.

17. Liability.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you hereby release, and waive all claims against GG and its employees and agents from any and all liability for claims, damages (actual and consequential), costs and expenses (including litigation costs and attorneys' fees) of every kind and nature, arising out of or in any way connected with use of the Service.

In human words:

Seriously, we are not liable if something goes really wackadoodle.

18. Trademarks

The trademarks, logos and service marks (“Marks”) displayed on the Site are the property of Our Family Lives LLC. Users are prohibited from using any Marks for any purpose including, but not limited to use as metatags on other pages or websites without the written permission of Our Family Lives LLC. All information and content including any software programs available on or through the Site (“Content”) is protected by copyright. Users are prohibited from modifying, copying, distributing, transmitting, displaying, publishing, selling, licensing, creating derivative works or using any Content available on or through the Site for commercial or public purposes.

In human words:

Please respect our trademarks, copyrights, logos and brands.

19. Procedure for Claims of Intellectual Property Infringement

GG respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. GG may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may be infringing the intellectual property of a third party. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide GG’s Copyright Agent the following information: (i) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest; (ii) a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed; (iii) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Service; (iv) your address, telephone number, and email address; (v) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; or (vi) 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 copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.

GG’s agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:

GG may update this mailing address from time to time. You agree that changes to this mailing address shall not constitute a modification to this TOS for the purposes of Section 17.

In human words:

If someone is publicly disrespecting your copyright, let us know!

20. Modifications to the Agreement.

The Company (GG) shall have the right to modify the terms of this Agreement at any time. The new agreement shall be effective immediately.

In human words:

We may change this from time to time.

21. General.

Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Agreement, or any general legal principles to the contrary, any provision of this Agreement that imposes or contemplates continuing obligations on a party will survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement.

If any of these conditions are deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, the parties agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the unenforceable condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition. Headings are for reference purposes only and do not limit the scope or extent of such section.

This agreement and the relationship between you and GG will be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and GG agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in San Francisco, California with respect to any legal proceedings that may arise in connection with this Agreement. The failure of GG to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive its right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. GG does not guarantee it will take action against all breaches of this Agreement. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries to this Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between you and GG and governs your use of the Site and Service, a purchase, or redistribution of a purchase from Group Greets superseding any prior agreements between you and GG  with respect to the Service.

In human words:

If things get complicated, let's work it out in San Francisco, California.

Thanks so much.