ShopResources.com User Agreement

Last Updated: October 6, 2009

The following is a user agreement created by our legal team to form a legal agreement between you and ShopResources.com, Inc. The agreement has been established in order to govern your participation on the ShopResources.com website. From this point on any use of ShopResources.com binds you to this agreement and makes you a party to all of the terms of this agreement. If there is any part of these terms and conditions that you do not agree with you should abstain from using shopresources.com

At times it will be necessary for ShopResources.com to amend this user agreement. When amendments occur ShopResources will notify you through email or by posting the new user agreement to our network. Amendments take effect only after notification has been publicized either through email or by posting it to our network. Any continued use of the ShopResources.com website by you after such amendments have taken effect will result in your automatic approval of such agreement.

About Minors

ShopResources.com is a website geared at those who are 18 and older. ShopResources.com was not created with the intention of targeting minors for any purpose. When you register for ShopResources.com you are agreeing that you meet our age requirement. If you are under the age of 18 please do not use ShopResources.com. In the event that we become aware that you do not meet our age requirement, we reserve the right to delete your membership.

ShopResources Content

ShopResources.com is a place for users to comparison shop and find great deals on desired products. In order to provide the most fulfilling shopping experience ShopResources includes information about products and the outside merchants, we also link you to those merchants selling the listed products to make purchasing quick and easy. However, be informed that listed items are sold by outside merchants, not directly by ShopResources.com itself.

By using ShopResources.com you acknowledge that we are not liable for the items sold, re-sold or licensed listed on our website; furthermore, we do not act as an agent of sale. The items listed on ShopResources.com are there simply to provide you with a variety of products and low prices to enhance and simplify your shopping experience. Reach the disclaimer for warranties below in order to find out more about liability and responsibility of products listed on our website. This user agreement also ensures that you will direct any claim, question or complaint about a merchant to that appropriate merchant. This includes but is not limited to any question, complaint or claim about their products, customer service, or delivery. ShopResources.com does not claim that the website content, including descriptions of products, editorial commentary or pricing, is completely accurate, reliable and/or current. Any content on the ShopResources website is there to provide our users with information about what is being sold, but does not represent an endorsement by ShopResources of any product, service or merchant. Please do not depend on this content to make any purchasing decisions. Keep in mind that ShopResources is not responsible for any loss that occurs as a result of inaccuracies in website content. This includes any inaccuracy in editorial content, search results, user ratings and other content on the ShopResources website. Please review the information on warranties and liability limits below.

ShopResources.com allows users to register and write reviews on consumer products. These users have personally decided to share information and experiences on our website. These reviews and ratings usually provide other users with helpful information on consumer products. However, keep in mind that these are reviews written by consumers whose connection to merchants or our website can be guaranteed.

It is possible for merchants and other outside parties to pay ShopResources to have their products or services placed higher in search results and purchase research from us. Payments do not affect our review or rating system in any way.

Shopping.com can be used for your personal and non-commercial use as long as it complies with the restrictions discussed in this agreement. Note that any content appearing on the ShopResources website is the exclusive property of ShopResources.com and its licensors. You are prohibited from modifying, reproducing or preparing other works based on ShopResources.com. You may not distribute, transfer, sell, publicly display, transmit or in another way use ShopResources.com content for your commercial use. Do not modify or copy the HTML code used in the generation of ShopResources web pages.

Copyright Infringement

ShopResources.com has copyrighted all content available on our website. You acknowledge that content including but not limited to ShopResources website design, graphics, text, interfaces and how they are arranged is copyrighted by ShopResources Ltd., with all rights reserved, and is therefore the property of ShopResources.

ShopResources also acknowledges your intellectual property. If there is content on ShopResources.com that you believe infringes upon your copyright, please send us a notice of the copyright infringement to a ShopResources Copyright Agent. In order for us to honor your notice please read and fulfill the following requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (as required under 17 U.S.C. 512):

  1. Include identification of the content in question, so that we can find it on our website
  2. Identify your copyrighted material
  3. Include your contact information telephone number, address and email
  4. Provide a statement that you have a good-faith belief that the content use was not authorized by the copyright agent, owner or the law.
  5. Include a statement written by you that the above information is accurate and made under penalty of perjury. You must be authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest involved so please include that you have authorization in your email.

Email your notice to:
Copyrightagent@shopresources.com
Once your notice has been reviewed, ShopResources.com will take all appropriate measures including removing the challenged content from our network.

Trademark Issues

ShopResources.com is not in the business of arbitration. We cannot get involved in a trademark dispute between those who hold trademarks and advertisers who use ShopResources.com. In the case that you have a dispute with an advertiser please contact that advertiser directly. We encourage this direct communication because these ads may be running on other websites as well as ShopResources.com.

ShopResources.com will not assume responsibility for the content that appears on an outside website. This includes any website that has been linked to and/or is accessible from ShopResources.com. Any trademark dispute with a third-party should be taken up with that party, not ShopResources.com.
In the case that you believe your Trademark rights have been violated, there is a limited amount of action that ShopResources.com can take. If we determine that your trademark complaint is reasonable we can perform a limited investigation.

Owners of registered trademarks, or those representing registered trademark owners, who believe that a portion of the ShopResources.com website infringes on their trademark rights can submit a complaint by including the following information in an email to one of our trademark agents.

Please include the following:

  1. Company Name
  2. Provide us with your contact information (including email)
  3. We require a Federal Trademark Registration Certificate to verify authentication. Please provide this and a list of all trademarks issues in question.
  4. Identify the advertisement(s) in question and indicate whether you have a general objection to all advertisers used or if there is a specific advertisement in question.
  5. In the case that you have given permission to affiliates or partners to use your trademark in their advertising content, include the list of all company names.
  6. The following must be written by you and included: "I have a good faith belief that use of the trademarks described above with the advertisements described above are not authorized by the trademark owner or its agent, nor is such use otherwise permissible under law."
  7. The following must be written by you and included in your email: "I represent that the information in this notification is true and correct and that I am authorized to act on behalf of the trademark owner."

Please send the above information to the following email address:
Trademarkcomplaints@shopresources.com

Once your email had been received our trademark agents will investigate the legitimacy of your trademark claim, including confirming the existence of the federal registration of the trademark in question. Once legitimacy has been established, ShopResources.com will take appropriate action. If the third party is able to provide proof of their own registered trademark or application that has been approved for the content in question ShopResources.com will not remove the content. However, if the third party cannot provide proof we will notify them of the trademark infringement and may remove the content in question.

In the case that a court order has been issued, ShopResources.com will comply with the terms stated within appropriately.

ShopResources.com Rules

This user agreement is your acknowledgement of the ShopResources.com laws and regulations related to your use and access of ShopResources.com. You are prohibited from yielding personal information from the ShopResources.com network, including email addresses. Please refrain from using email addresses that have been displayed on our sites to promote services. If you violate any of the terms of this agreement, ShopResources.com has the right to investigate and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. We will exercise the right to cooperate with law enforcement in order to prosecute those users who violate any of these terms. You agree that ShopResources.com is not obligated to monitor your use or any access of our network; however, we may monitor your usage if operational issues require it, in order to guarantee your cooperation with this User Agreement, or to cooperate with law enforcement, court authorities, administrative agencies or other governmental body. You acknowledge that you are prohibited from using any means to collect information from or gain access into the ShopResources.com Network, unless given an explicit written agreement prior to the act.

ShopResources.com Indemnity

By using ShopResources.com you agree to indemnify the website, its employees, officers, partners and agents, from all claims or damage. You acknowledge that this includes reasonable attorney's fees stemming from issues with content you submitted or posted using ShopResources.com, your use of the ShopResources.com Network, violation of this Agreement, and/or any violation of the rights of another.

ShopResources.com Release

You acknowledge that in the case of a dispute between you and one or more users of ShopResources.com, you (or anyone who works for or with you, or anyone representing you or your company) will discharge and release ShopResources.com, our employees, officers, predecessors, directors, agents, successors, and agents from and against any claims, actions, rights, causes of action, indemnification obligations, suits, liabilities, losses, cost and expenses of any kind, past, present and future. This includes any attorney's fees or court costs you may encounter through your dispute with a user of ShopResources.com. In order to guarantee that this release is enforceable by the fullest extent of the law, you hereby waive the protection you may have had in relation to §1542 of the California Civil Code. You also acknowledge that you are aware that the possibility of other protections under similar principles or statutes or in common law may exist and that you voluntarily waive the right to those protections

ShopResources.com Liability Limits

ShopResources.com is in no way liable for any damages suffered by you arising from any act in connection with ShopResources.com, including negligence, or if you suffer a loss in profits in connection to ShopResources.com or its affiliate, subsidiary or parent companies, this Agreement or any services. These terms do not apply to all U.S. states. If your state forbids the exclusion or limitation of specific damages, than the above does not apply to you.

ShopResources.com Disclaimer of Warranties

ShopResources.com comes without implied or expressed warranty. We disclaim any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, quiet enjoyment or non-infringement. ShopResources.com is presented "as is," we cannot guarantee that any part of the system or site will always work properly and that all the content provided is accurate, complete or always available. In order to provide users with a fulfilling experience, ShopResources.com will at times include links to third-party resources and websites. This User Agreement ensures that you agree that ShopResources.com is not liable or responsible for third-party sites linked to ShopResources.com. We cannot be held liable if the third-party website or resources are unavailable or if they are inaccurate in any way. ShopResources.com cannot be held liable for the products sold, services offered, or content provided by third-party websites. Linking a third-party website to ShopResources.com does not imply a ShopResources.com endorsement of that website, what they sell or offer, or the content provided. You agree to be held responsible for and will assume all of the risk that may arise from your use of such websites or resources. If you choose to correspond or participate in promotions offered by third-party merchants or advertisers found on ShopResources.com, you agree to not hold ShopResources.com liable for any loss or damage suffered as a result of any dealings between you and the third-party. ShopResources.com does not warrant, endorse or guarantee satisfaction of any products or services sold by any third-party through ShopResources.com including any points, rates or loan programs posted. According to Paragraph226.24 of Regulation Z of the Federal Truth in Lending Act, nothing on the ShopResources.com Network represents an advertisement for credit.

Limitations on Warranties are forbidden in certain states. If you live in such a state than the above disclaimers will not apply in your case, be aware that you may have additional rights depending on the state in which you live.

Automatic Assignment of these Terms

You acknowledge that this User Agreement, and all it details including the information provided is automatically assigned by ShopResources.com, at its sole discretion, to any outside party. However, you may not defer any of the obligations you have herein agreed upon to another entity.

Miscellaneous

This user agreement has been established to protect ShopResources rights as well as govern your participation on our website. This does not create a professional relationship between you and ShopResources.com. Creation of an agency, joint venture, partnership, employment or franchise relationship has not been agreed upon or established through this user agreement.

Your participation on our website or usage does not make you an employee, as such minimum wage laws do not apply to you. When a factor is beyond the control of ShopResources.com we are exempt. If any part of this agreement is held unenforceable by a court of law or invalid, provisions will be made. Only when a written document has been signed by a legitimate ShopResources.com representative, will a waiver of any provision be effective.

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