Terms of Service - AutoBody-Review.com
These terms and conditions (the "Terms" ) govern your access to and use of AutoBody-Review.com website and mobile application that link to or reference these Terms ( "Site" ). By accessing or using the Site, you are agreeing to these Terms, including a legally binding contract with Flash of Genius, LLC., a California limited liability company, headquartered in Chino, California ( "AutoBody-Review.com" ). Do not access or use the Site if you are unwilling or unable to be bound by the Terms.
"You" and "your" refer to you, as a user of the Site. A "user" is someone who accesses, browses, crawls, scrapes, or in any way uses the Site. "We," "us," and "our" refer to AutoBody-Review.com.
"Content" means text, images, photos, audio, video, location data, and all other forms of data or communication.
"Your Content" means Content that you submit or transmit to, through, or in connection with the Site, such as ratings, reviews, compliments, invitations, check-ins, messages, and information that you publicly display or displayed in your account profile.
"User Content" means Content that users submit or transmit to, through, or in connection with the Site.
"AutoBody-Review.com Content" means Content that we create and make available in connection with the Site.
"Third Party Content" means Content that originates from parties other than AutoBody-Review.com or its users, which is made available in connection with the Site.
"Site Content" means all of the Content that is made available in connection with the Site, including Your Content, User Content, Third Party Content, and AutoBody-Review.com Content.
Changes to the Terms of Service
Changes to the Terms of Service : We may modify the Terms from time to time. You understand and agree that your access to or use of the Site is governed by the Terms effective at the time of your access to or use of the Site. If we make material changes to these Terms, we will notify you by email or by posting a notice on the Site prior to the effective date of the changes. You should revisit these Terms on a regular basis as revised versions will be binding on you. Any such modification will be effective upon our posting of new Terms. You understand and agree that your continued access to or use of the Site after the effective date of modifications to the Terms indicates your acceptance of the modifications.
We may translate these Terms into other languages for your convenience. Nevertheless, the English version governs your relationship with AutoBody-Review.com, and any inconsistencies among the different versions will be resolved in favor of the English version.
Using the Site
To access or use the Site, you must be 18 years or older and have the requisite power and authority to enter into these Terms. You may not access or use the Site if you are a competitor of ours or if we have previously banned you from the Site or closed your account.
Permission to Use the Site
We grant you permission to use the Site subject to the restrictions in these Terms. Your use of the Site is at your own risk, including the risk that you might be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, objectionable, or otherwise inappropriate.
The Site may be modified, updated, interrupted, suspended or discontinued at any time without notice or liability.
You must create an account and provide certain information about yourself in order to use some of the features that are offered through the Site. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account password. You are also responsible for all activities that occur in connection with your account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your account. We reserve the right to close your account at any time for any or no reason.
Your account is for commercial use only. In creating it, we ask that you provide complete and accurate information about your business to build credibility as to the Site. You may not impersonate someone else (e.g., adopt the identity of another business or person), create or use an account for anyone other than yourself, provide an email address other than your own, or create multiple accounts.
The Service granted in this Agreement shall remain in force for the minimum term of one (1) month. Upon expiration of the term specified herein, Service shall automatically renew for successive minimum terms of one (1) month unless User gives AutoBody-Review.com notice of its intention not to renew the Service within ten (10) days prior to the expiration of the then term.
Communications from AutoBody-Review.com and other Users
By creating an account, you agree to receive certain communications in connection with the Site. For example, you might receive compliments or friend requests from other Users. You may also receive our weekly/monthly e-mail newsletter about happenings in your neighborhood. You can opt-out of non-essential communications.
Responsibility for Your Content
You alone are responsible for Your Content, and once published, it cannot always be withdrawn. You assume all risks associated with Your Content, including anyone's reliance on its quality, accuracy, or reliability, or any disclosure by you of information in Your Content that makes you personally identifiable. You represent that you own, or have the necessary permissions to use and authorize the use of Your Content as described herein. You may not imply that Your Content is in any way sponsored or endorsed by AutoBody-Review.com.
You may expose yourself to liability if, for example, Your Content contains material that is false, intentionally misleading, or defamatory; violates any third-party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; contains material that is unlawful, including illegal hate speech or pornography; exploits or otherwise harms minors; or violates or advocates the violation of any law or regulation.
Our Right to Use Your Content
We may use Your Content in a number of different ways, including publicly displaying it, reformatting it, incorporating it into advertisements and other works, creating derivative works from it, promoting it, distributing it, and allowing others to do the same in connection with their own websites and media platforms ( "Other Media" ). As such, you hereby irrevocably grant us world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, assignable, sub-licensable, transferable rights to use Your Content for any purpose. Please note that you also irrevocably grant the users of the Site and any Other Media the right to access Your Content in connection with their use of the Site and any Other Media. Finally, you irrevocably waive, and cause to be waived, against AutoBody-Review.com and its users any claims and assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to Your Content. By "use" we mean use, copy, publicly perform and display, reproduce, distribute, modify, translate, remove, analyze, commercialize, and prepare derivative works of Your Content.
As between you and AutoBody-Review.com, you own Your Content. We own the AutoBody-Review.com Content, including but not limited to visual interfaces, interactive features, graphics, design, compilation, including, but not limited to, our compilation of User Content and other Site Content, computer code, products, software, aggregate user review ratings, and all other elements and components of the Site excluding Your Content, User Content and Third Party Content. We also own the copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade names, and other intellectual and proprietary rights throughout the world ( "IP Rights" ) associated with the AutoBody-Review.com Content and the Site, which are protected by copyright, trade dress, patent, trademark laws and all other applicable intellectual and proprietary rights and laws. As such, you may not modify, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works or adaptations of, publicly display or in any way exploit any of the AutoBody-Review.com Content in whole or in part except as expressly authorized by us. Except as expressly and unambiguously provided herein, we do not grant you any express or implied rights, and all rights in and to the Site and the AutoBody-Review.com Content are retained by us.
AutoBody-Review.com and its licensees may publicly display advertisements and other information adjacent to or included with Your Content. You are not entitled to any compensation for such advertisements. The manner, mode and extent of such advertising are subject to change without specific notice to you.
We make some of the Site Content ( "Feed Content" ) available via Real Simple Syndication and Atom feeds ( "Feeds" ). You may access and use the Feeds in order to display Feed Content on your personal computer, website, or blog ( "Your Site" ), if (i) your display of the Feed Content links back to the relevant pages on AutoBody-Review.com's websites, and attributes AutoBody-Review.com as the source of the Feed Content, (ii) your use or display of the Feed Content does not suggest that AutoBody-Review.com promotes or endorses any third party causes, ideas, websites, products or services, including Your Site, (iii) you do not redistribute the Feed Content, and (iv) your use of the Feeds does not overburden AutoBody-Review.com's systems. AutoBody-Review.com reserves all rights in the Feed Content and may terminate the Feeds at any time.
User Content (including any that may have been created by users employed or contracted by AutoBody-Review.com) does not necessarily reflect the opinion of AutoBody-Review.com. We reserve the right to remove, screen, edit, or reinstate User Content from time to time at our sole discretion for any reason or no reason, and without notice to you. For example, we may remove a review if we believe it violates our Content Guidelines. We have no obligation to retain or provide you with copies of Your Content, nor do we guarantee any confidentiality with respect to Your Content.
We are under no obligation to enforce the Terms on your behalf against another user. While we encourage you to let us know if you believe another user has violated the Terms, we reserve the right to investigate and take appropriate action at our sole discretion.
You agree not to, and will not assist, encourage, or enable others to use the Site to:
Violate any applicable law;
Solicit personal information from minors, or submit or transmit pornography;
Send bulk emails, surveys, or other mass messaging, whether commercial in nature or not; engage in keyword spamming, or otherwise attempt to manipulate the Site's search results or any third party website;
Promote a business or other commercial venture or event, or otherwise use the Site for commercial purposes, except in connection with a Business Account and as expressly permitted by AutoBody-Review.com;
Threaten, stalk, harm, or harass others, or promote bigotry or discrimination;
Violate any third party's rights, including any breach of confidence, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; or
Violate our Content Guidelines for example, by writing a fake or defamatory review, trading reviews with other businesses, or compensating someone or being compensated to write or remove a review.
You also agree not to, and will not assist, encourage, or enable others to:
Remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with any security-related features of the Site, features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of Site Content or features that enforce limitations on the use of the Site;
Use the Site to violate the security of any computer network, crack passwords or security encryption codes; disrupt or interfere with the security of, or otherwise cause harm to, the Site or Site Content;
Use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Site, or otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site;
Use the Site or any Site Content to transmit any computer viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses or other items of a destructive nature (collectively, "Viruses" );
Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site, user accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Site through hacking, password mining or any other means;
Take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on AutoBody-Review.com's technology infrastructure or otherwise make excessive traffic demands of the Site;
Reformat or frame any portion of the Site;
Access, retrieve or index any portion of the Site for purposes of constructing or populating a searchable database of business reviews;
Record, process, or mine information about other users;
Remove or modify any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notice that appears on any portion of the Site or on any materials printed or copied from the Site;
Reverse engineer any portion of the Site;
Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other automated device, process or means to access, retrieve, scrape, or index any portion of the Site or any Site Content;
Modify, adapt, appropriate, reproduce, distribute, translate, create derivative works or adaptations of, publicly display, sell, trade, or in any way exploit the Site or Site Content (other than Your Content), except as expressly authorized by AutoBody-Review.com; or
Violate the Terms
The restrictions above only apply to the extent permissible under applicable law. Nevertheless, you agree not to act contrary to them (even if permissible under applicable law) without providing 30 days' prior written notice to us here, together with any information that we may reasonably require giving us an opportunity to provide alternative remedies or otherwise accommodate you at our sole discretion.
Guidelines and Policies
You represent that you have read and understood our Content Guidelines.
take action regarding suspected illegal activities;
comply with legal process or other government inquiry, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on us; or
protect our rights, reputation, and property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public.
If you use the Site outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.
Suggestions and Improvements
your Feedback does not contain the confidential or proprietary information of third parties,
we are under no obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the Feedback,
we may have something similar to the Feedback already under consideration or in development, and
you grant us an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide license to use, modify, prepare derivative works, publish, distribute and sublicense the Feedback, and you irrevocably waive, and cause to be waived, against AutoBody-Review.com and its users any claims and assertions of any moral rights contained in such Feedback.
The Site may include links to other websites or applications (each, a "Third Party Site" ). We do not control or endorse any Third Party Site. You agree that we are not responsible for the availability or contents of such Third Party Sites. Your use of Third Party Sites is at your own risk.
Some of the services made available through the Site may be subject to additional third party or open source licensing terms and disclosures, including the ones posted here and incorporated herein by reference.
We have in place certain legally mandated procedures regarding allegations of copyright infringement occurring on the Site. We have adopted a policy that provides for the immediate suspension and/or termination of any User who is found to have infringed on our rights or those of a third party, or otherwise violated any intellectual property laws or regulations. Our policy is to investigate any allegations of copyright infringement brought to our attention. If you have evidence, know, or have a good faith belief that your rights or the rights of a third party have been violated and you want us to delete, edit, or disable the material in question, you must provide us with all of the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works; (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringed or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; (d) information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted; (e) a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. For this notification to be effective, you must provide it to us at:
Richard Pannazzo, Chief Operations Officer
15342 El Prado Rd, Chino CA 91710
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold AutoBody-Review.com, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, any related companies, suppliers, licensors and partners, and the officers, directors, members, managers, employees, agents and representatives of each of them (collectively, the " AutoBody-Review.com Entities ") harmless, including costs, liabilities and legal fees, from any claim or demand made by any third party arising out of or relating to
your access to or use of the Site,
your violation of the Terms,
any products or services purchased or obtained by you in connection with the Site, or
the infringement by you, or any third party using your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.
AutoBody-Review.com reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims. You agree not to settle any such matter without the prior written consent of AutoBody-Review.com. AutoBody-Review.com will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action or proceeding upon becoming aware of it.
Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY SINCE IT LIMITS THE LIABILITY OF THE AUTOBODY-REVIEW.COM ENTITIES TO YOU. EACH OF THE SUBSECTIONS BELOW ONLY APPLIES UP TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. NOTHING HEREIN IS INTENDED TO LIMIT ANY RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE WHICH MAY NOT BE LAWFULLY LIMITED. IF YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT THIS OR ANY OTHER SECTION OF THESE TERMS, PLEASE CONSULT WITH A LEGAL PROFESSIONAL PRIOR TO ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE TO THESE TERMS, INCLUDING THIS SECTION. YOU ARE GIVING UP SUBSTANTIAL LEGAL RIGHTS BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS.
THE SITE IS MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU ON AN "AS IS", "WITH ALL FAULTS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITH THE EXPRESS UNDERSTANDING THAT THE AUTOBODY-REVIEW.COM ENTITIES MAY NOT MONITOR, CONTROL, OR VET USER CONTENT. AS SUCH, YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK.
THE AUTOBODY-REVIEW.COM ENTITIES MAKE NO CLAIMS OR PROMISES ABOUT THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF THE SITE, ITS SAFETY OR SECURITY, OR THE SITE CONTENT. ACCORDINGLY, THE AUTOBODY-REVIEW.COM ENTITIES ARE NOT LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT MIGHT ARISE, FOR EXAMPLE, FROM THE SITE'S INOPERABILITY, UNAVAILABILITY OR SECURITY VULNERABILITIES OR FROM YOUR RELIANCE ON THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF THE BUSINESS LISTINGS, RATINGS, REVIEWS, METRICS OR REVIEW FILTER FOUND ON, USED ON, OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE. THE AUTOBODY-REVIEW.COM ENTITIES MAKE NO CLAIMS OR PROMISES WITH RESPECT TO ANY THIRD PARTY, SUCH AS THE BUSINESSES OR ADVERTISERS LISTED ON THE SITE OR THE SITE'S USERS. ACCORDINGLY, THE AUTOBODY-REVIEW.COM ENTITIES ARE NOT LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT MIGHT ARISE FROM THEIR ACTIONS OR OMISSIONS, INCLUDING, FOR EXAMPLE, IF ANOTHER USER OR BUSINESS MISUSES YOUR CONTENT, IDENTITY OR PERSONAL INFORMATION, OR IF YOU HAVE A NEGATIVE EXPERIENCE WITH ONE OF THE BUSINESSES OR ADVERTISERS LISTED OR FEATURED ON THE SITE. YOUR PURCHASE AND USE OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED BY THIRD PARTIES THROUGH THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK.
THE AUTOBODY-REVIEW.COM ENTITIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES AS TO THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED BY BUSINESSES LISTED ON THE SITE, AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE PROVIDED TO YOU BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF ONE OF THE AUTOBODY-REVIEW.COM ENTITIES SHALL CREATE A REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY.
YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE RIGHT AND REMEDY IN CASE OF DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE, RELATED SERVICES, OR ANY OTHER GRIEVANCE SHALL BE YOUR TERMINATION AND DISCONTINUATION OF ACCESS TO, OR USE OF THE SITE. THE AUTOBODY-REVIEW.COM ENTITIES' MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES THAT YOU SUFFER IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE OR THESE TERMS IS LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF
THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO THE AUTOBODY-REVIEW.COM ENTITIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACTION GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY, OR
THE AUTOBODY-REVIEW.COM ENTITIES DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR ANY
INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, RELIANCE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES,
LOSS OF PROFITS,
REPUTATIONAL HARM, OR
LOSS OF INFORMATION OR DATA.
THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS TO AND LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY ON WHICH LIABILITY IS ALLEGEDLY BASED.
Choice of Law and Venue
California law will govern these Terms, as well as any claim, cause of action or dispute that might arise between you and AutoBody-Review.com (a "Claim" ), without regard to conflict of law provisions. FOR ANY CLAIM BROUGHT BY EITHER PARTY, YOU AGREE TO SUBMIT AND CONSENT TO THE PERSONAL AND EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION IN, AND THE EXCLUSIVE VENUE OF, THE STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED WITHIN ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.
We may close your account, suspend your ability to use certain portions of the Site, and/or ban you altogether from the Site for any or no reason, and without notice or liability of any kind. Any such action could prevent you from accessing your account, the Site, Your Content, Site Content, or any other related information.
In the event of any termination of these Terms, whether by you or us, Sections regarding Definitions, Service Period, Service Fee, Service Fee Increases, Restrictions, Indemnity, Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability, Choice of Law and Venue, Termination, and General Terms will continue in full force and effect, including our right to use Your Content as detailed in the Content section.
Effect of Termination
Upon termination of the Service granted hereunder, AutoBody-Review.com’s obligations under this Agreement shall cease. User’s representations and warranties and obligations to indemnify shall survive until all applicable statute of limitations entitling any third person or entity to bring any claim have expired. User’s obligations to complete all payments of the initial installments and become current and pay in full any and all other charges or fees survive the termination of this Agreement.
Grounds for Automatic Termination
The Service granted by this Agreement shall be terminated automatically and without further notice upon the occurrence of any of the following:
Expiration of the term specified in this Agreement or of any optional renewal term in the absence of a subsequent renewal in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
Assignment of the Service to a third party, or a third party’s use of the Service whether directly permitted by User or indirectly and whether inadvertently, permitted or otherwise.
Refusal by User to pay any periodic Service Fee, or any increase in those fees provided for in this Agreement.
Cessation of business by User or any successor or assign to whom the Service has been legitimately transferred.
Commission by User of an event of default as defined herein.
Events of Default
We reserve the right to modify, update, or discontinue the Site at our sole discretion, at any time, for any or no reason, and without notice or liability.
We may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the Terms by email, regular mail or communications through the Site.