In these Terms, we call this web site, any successor web sites (together, the “Site”) and the software we provide the “Application”.
Please read these Terms carefully before using the Services. By accessing or using the Services you acknowledge that you have read and understood these Terms and agree to be legally bound by these Terms and all policies and guidelines incorporated by reference in these Terms. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms in their entirety, you may not use the Services.
BackupSheep reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter these Terms, or any policy or guideline applicable to the Services, at any time. If we do so, we will make reasonable efforts to communicate these changes to you via email at the email address you provide in your registration information, if any, or we will post a notice in the Application.
If you do not agree to the modified Terms, you must stop using the Services. You can cancel your account with us without further obligation, except for the amount due for the balance of the billing period in which you cancel your account (if your billing period is monthly, we will prorate your account to the nearest month-end after cancellation). If you have any questions about the Terms, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Services are for your use only. You may not resell, lease or provide them in any other way to anyone else, except as expressly permitted through the Application.
Registration Data & Account Security
If you register for an account on the Services, you agree to (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Services (“Registration Data”); and (b) promptly update the Registration Data and any other information you provide to BackupSheep, to ensure it remains true, accurate and complete.
You agree to keep your access credentials (such as passwords, API keys or other information required to access the Service) secure and confidential. You must immediately notify BackupSheep of any unauthorized use (or suspected unauthorized use) of your access credentials. You are responsible for all activity on your BackupSheep account, and for all charges incurred by your BackupSheep account. The access credentials are the property of BackupSheep and may be revoked if you share them with any third party (other than as allowed in the Terms), if they are compromised, if you violate these Terms.
Further, as a condition of using the Services, you must:
- not use, or misuse, the Application or Services in any way which may impair the functionality of the Application, or other systems used to deliver the Services or impair the ability of any other user to use the Services or Application;
- not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any materials other than those to which you have been given express permission to access or to the computer system on which the Application or Services are hosted;
Fees and any other charges for the use of the Application are described on the Site. They may change from time to time. If we change them, we will give you at least 30 days' notice. If they do change, your continued use of the Application after the change indicates your agreement with the new fees and charges after the effective date of the change. Any change to fees and other charges will not be applicable to the billing period in which the change occurs.
Although great care is taken in the production of the Site and description of the Services, typographical, illustrative or pricing errors may occur. We reserve the right to correct errors at any time. All prices are quoted and are payable in Canadian Dollars and, unless otherwise stated, are quoted before shipping charges, GST, PST, QST, HST or other applicable taxes which will be added on top of the quoted price, but itemized separately. You are responsible for all taxes applicable to the fees and charges in any applicable jurisdiction.
Ownership, Copyright and Trademarks
The Services, all Content and all software available on or in respect of the Services or used to create and operate the Services (including, without limitation, the Application) is the property of BackupSheep, and is protected by Canadian and international copyright laws, and all rights to the Services, such Content and such software are expressly reserved. All trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in 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 BackupSheep.
Your User Content is your responsibility. We have no responsibility or liability for it, or for any loss or damage your User Content may cause to you or other people. Although we have no obligation to do so, we have the sole discretion to remove, screen or edit without notice any User Content stored on the Services, and we may do this at any time and for any reason. You are solely responsible for maintaining copies of and replacing any User Content you post or store on the Services.
Providing a Reliable and Secure Service
We take reliability and security seriously, and put a great deal of effort into ensuring that our service operates all the time, and that it is a secure environment for your data. We use what we believe to be “best-of-class” hosting services and security technologies and services that we believe provide you with a secure and safe environment. More information about these services and technologies is available on the Site.
For example, to safeguard credit card information, we use Stripe. Stripe has been audited by a PCI-certified auditor and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry. To accomplish this, Stripe makes use of best-in-class security tools and practices to maintain a high level of security.
However, no system is perfectly secure or reliable, the Internet is an inherently insecure medium, and the reliability of hosting services, Internet intermediaries, your Internet service provider, and other service providers cannot be assured. When you use BackupSheep, you accept these risks, and the responsibility for choosing to use a technology that does not provide perfect security or reliability. When storing credit card information Subscribers acknowledge that they are aware of, and accept as satisfactory, BackupSheep’ credit card protection procedure.
No Responsibility for Third-Party Services, Sites or Content
BackupSheep may run advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Services. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers other than BackupSheep, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. BackupSheep is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of third-party advertisers on the Services.
YOUR USE OF THE SITE, SERVICES, SOFTWARE (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE APPLICATION AND THE BackupSheep API), AND CONTENT (COLLECTIVELY, THE “BackupSheep SOLUTION”), AND ANY THIRD PARTY MATERIALS OR THIRD PARTY SERVICES IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR RISK, AND EXCEPT AS DESCRIBED IN THIS AGREEMENT, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.” TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, BackupSheep, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND THEIR THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS, LICENSORS, DISTRIBUTORS OR SUPPLIERS (COLLECTIVELY “SUPPLIERS”) DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION THAT THE BackupSheep SOLUTION OR THIRD PARTY MATERIALS OR THIRD PARTY SERVICES ARE OR WILL (A) BE FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, (B) BE OF GOOD TITLE, (C) BE OF MERCHANTABLE QUALITY; OR THEY DO NOT OR WILL NOT INTERFERE WITH OR INFRINGE OR MISAPPROPRIATE ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. FURTHERMORE, THE SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY OF CONTENT IN OR LINKED TO THE BackupSheep SOLUTION. BackupSheep, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND ITS AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE BackupSheep SOLUTION IS OR WILL BE SECURE, FREE FROM BUGS, VIRUSES, INTERRUPTION, DATA LOSS, ERRORS, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION.
SOME PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM PROVINCE TO PROVINCE.
BackupSheep, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL SATISFY OR ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH ANY LEGAL OBLIGATIONS OR LAWS OR REGULATIONS.
Limitation of Liability
You waive and shall not assert any claims or allegations of any nature whatsoever against BackupSheep, its affiliates or subsidiaries, their sponsors, contractors, advertisers, vendors or other partners, any of their successors or assigns, or any of their respective officers, directors, agents or employees (collectively, the “Released Parties”) arising out of or in any way relating to your use of the BackupSheep Solution or any Third Party Materials or Third Party Services, including, without limitation, any claims or allegations relating to infringement of proprietary rights, or allegations that any Released Party has or should indemnify, defend or hold harmless you or any third party from any claim or allegation arising from your use or other exploitation of the BackupSheep Solution or any Third Party Materials or Third Party Services. You use the BackupSheep Solution or any Third Party Materials or Third Party Services at your risk.
Without limitation of the foregoing, neither BackupSheep nor any other Released Party shall be liable for any direct, special, indirect, incidental, exemplary, punitive, or consequential damages, or any other damages of any kind, including but not limited to loss of use, loss of profits or loss of data, whether in an action in contract, tort (including but not limited to negligence) or otherwise, arising out of or in any way connected with the use of or inability to use the BackupSheep Solution or any Third Party Materials or Third Party Services, including without limitation any damages caused by or resulting from your reliance on the BackupSheep Solution or any Third Party Materials or Third Party Services or other information obtained from BackupSheep or any other Released Party or accessible via the BackupSheep Solution or any Third Party Materials or Third Party Services, or that result from mistakes, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files or email, defects, viruses, delays in operation or transmission or any failure of performance, whether or not resulting from acts of god, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access to BackupSheep or any other Released Party’s records, programs or services.
In no event shall the aggregate liability of BackupSheep, whether in contract, warranty, tort (including negligence, whether active, passive or imputed), product liability, strict liability or other theory, arising out of or relating to the use of the BackupSheep Solution exceed any compensation paid by you for access to or use of the BackupSheep Solution during the three months prior to the date of any claim. In no event shall BackupSheep have or incur any liability, whether in contract, warranty, tort (including negligence, whether active, passive or imputed), product liability, strict liability or other theory, arising out of or relating to the use any Third Party Materials or Third Party Services.
You shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless BackupSheep and the other Released Parties from any loss, damages, liabilities, costs, expenses, claims and proceedings arising out of your use of the BackupSheep Solution or any Third Party Materials or Third Party Services. You agree to reasonably cooperate as requested by BackupSheep in the defense of any Indemnified Claims.
Notices that we give you may be provided in any number of ways, depending on the circumstances. For example, we may email you or telephone you at the contact information you provide in your Registration Data. Or we may post a notice to Subscribers and Customers in the dashboard area of your account on the Site, or post the notice elsewhere on the Site. When we post notices on the Site, we post them in the area of the Site suitable to the notice. It is your responsibility to periodically review the Site for notices.
Applicable Law and Venue
The Services are controlled by BackupSheep and operated by it from its offices in Hamilton, Ontario. You and BackupSheep both benefit from establishing a predictable legal environment in regard to the Services. Therefore, you and BackupSheep explicitly agree that all disputes, claims or other matters arising from or relating to your use of the Site, the Content or the Services will be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to these Terms.
Except where prohibited by applicable law, any claim, dispute or controversy (whether in contract or tort, pursuant to statute or regulation, or otherwise, and whether pre-existing, present or future) involving BackupSheep and arising out of or relating to (a) these Terms; (b) the Site, the Content, or the Services; (c) oral or written statements, advertisements or promotions relating to these Terms or to the Site, the Content, or the Services; or (d) the relationships that result from these Terms or the Site, the Content, or the Services (collectively, a “Claim”), will be referred to and determined by a sole arbitrator (to the exclusion of the courts). If you have a Claim, you should give written notice to arbitrate at the address specified below. If we have a Claim, we will give you notice to arbitrate at your address provided in your Registration Data. Arbitration will be conducted by one arbitrator pursuant to the commercial arbitration laws and rules in effect on the date of the notice in the Province of Ontario.
To the extent arbitration as described in the immediately preceding paragraph is prohibited by applicable law, you agree that all Claims will be heard and resolved in a court of competent subject matter jurisdiction located in Hamilton, Ontario. You consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts over you, stipulate to the fairness and convenience of proceeding in such courts, and covenant not to assert any objection to proceeding in such courts.
If you choose to access the Services from locations other than Ontario, you will be responsible for compliance with all local laws of such other jurisdiction and you agree to indemnify BackupSheep and the other Released Parties for your failure to comply with any such laws.
Termination/Modification of License and Site Offerings
Notwithstanding any provision of these Terms, BackupSheep reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, without any notice or liability to you, to (a) terminate your license to use the Services.
Questions and Comments
If you have any questions regarding these Terms or your use of the Services, please contact us here:
1300 Cornwall Road, Suite 201
L6J 7W5, Canada
+1 (905) 531-4339 (phone)