Automotive Mechanic Terms of Service
Effective as of October 18, 2017
Welcome to Automotive Mechanic!
Automotive Mechanic is a cloud-based contents platform. Since our products are cloud based, you can access them through the web and through any number of device types (e.g., desktop, laptop, tablets, and smartphone devices) that you choose.
This document, the Automotive Mechanic Terms of Service (“Terms”), outlines the terms regarding your use of our services. These Terms are a legally binding contract between you and Automotive Mechanic so please read carefully. If you do not agree with these Terms, do not register or use any of the Services.
By using, accessing or browsing the Automotive Mechanic Service, platform and products including applications, mobile, software, websites or other properties owned or operated by Automotive Mechanic or by registering for a Automotive Mechanic account ( “Services”) you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms for the Services provided by Automotive Mechanic (“Automotive Mechanic” or “we”).
If you are using the Services on behalf of an organization, you are agreeing to these Terms for that organization and promising to Automotive Mechanic that you have the authority to bind that organization to these Terms (in which event, “you” and “your” will refer to that organization) unless that organization has a separate paid contract in effect with us, in which event the terms of that contract will govern your use of the Services.
2. CHANGES TO THESE TERMS
We reserve the right to modify these Terms. We will post the most current version of these Terms at www.automotivemechanic.org (the “Site”). If we make material changes to these Terms, we will notify you via the Services and/or by email to the address associated with your account. If you do not accept the changes, you must stop using and cancel your account by emailing email@example.com. Your continued use of our Services after we publish or send a notice about our changes to these Terms means that you are consenting to the updated terms.
3. YOUR ACCOUNT
Certain aspects of the Services may require you to obtain an account by completing a registration form and designating a user ID and password. When registering with Automotive Mechanic you must: (a) provide true, current and complete information about yourself on the registration form and (b) maintain such information so it continues to be true, current and complete.
You are entirely responsible for all materials and information that you upload, post or otherwise transmit via the Services (please also see our Acceptable Use Policy in Section 10). Only you may use your Automotive Mechanic account and you are responsible for your account. If you become aware of any unauthorized use of the Services or your account, or have any questions about your account please contact Automotive Mechanic Support via our Automotive Mechanic Community Page.
4. EMAIL SELECTED FOR YOUR ACCOUNT
You get to choose what email address(es) you register for an account. Please be aware, however, that if the domain of the email address associated with your account is owned or controlled by an organization (such as your work or school) and that organization establishes a direct relationship with us and wishes to add your account to such relationship, then you may be rolled into that organization’s account after notification. Following that notice, if you choose not to change the email address associated with your account, your account will be controlled by the organization.
If an organization provided you with your account (e.g., an employer or school), you understand that this organization has rights to your account and may: (a) manage your account (including suspending or canceling); (b) reset your password; (c) view your usage and profile data, including how and when your account is used; and (d) manage the Content in your account.
5. CONSENT TO ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS AND SOLICITATION
By registering with Automotive Mechanic or signing up for Services, you understand that we may send you (including via email) information regarding the Services, such as: (a) notices about your use of the Services, including notices of violations of use; (b) updates to the Services and new features or products; and (c) promotional information and materials regarding Automotive Mechanic ‘s services. Please review your settings in your account to control the messages you receive from us or unsubscribe by following the instructions in the message.
Notices emailed to you will be considered given and received when the email is sent. If you don’t consent to receive notices (other than promotional materials) electronically, you must stop using the Services.
We call all the electronic documents that you upload and store on your account “Content”. All Content uploaded by you into your account is yours! We don’t control, verify, or endorse the Content that you or others put on the Services. You are responsible for: (a) all Content you place in your Automotive Mechanic account(s) and share through the Services and (b) making sure that you have all the rights you need to the Content. In addition, by storing, using or transmitting Content you cannot and will not violate any law or these Terms (please also see the Acceptable Use Policy in Section 10).
You agree to provide Automotive Mechanic (as well as agents or service providers acting on Automotive Mechanic’s behalf to provide the Services) the right to transmit, process, use and disclose Content and other information which we may obtain as part of your use of the Services but only: (i) as necessary for us to provide the Services, (ii) as otherwise permitted by these Terms, (iii) as otherwise required by law, regulation or order, or (iv) to respond to an emergency.
7. COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS AND REMOVAL POLICY
Automotive Mechanic respects the intellectual property of others and will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the law. We reserve the right to delete or disable Content alleged to violate copyright laws or these Terms and reserve the right to terminate the account(s) of violators.
If you believe there has been a violation of your intellectual property rights, please complete our copyright compliant form; which can also be found here: https://www.automotivemechanic.org/am/copyright-complaint-form
Or contact our designated copyright agent by email:
8. CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
During your use of the Services, Automotive Mechanic may share with you information that is confidential, sensitive or should be kept secret. For example, if we tell you about our product roadmaps, product designs and architecture, technology and technical information, provide you with security audit reviews, business and marketing plans, or share with you our business processes, these should always be considered confidential to Automotive Mechanic.
Similarly, we agree that your Content, credit card/banking information and information contained in your account is confidential to you.
Also, if either of us provide any documents to the other that are labeled “confidential” (or something similar), or provide information (either in writing or verbal) that is of a type that a reasonable person should understand to be confidential such information is to be treated as confidential information.
However, if you tell us information that: (a) we already know at the time you tell us; (b) was told to us by a third party who had the right to tell us; (c) is generally available to the public; or (d) was independently developed by us without using any of your confidential information, then that information will not be considered confidential. The same goes for information that we tell you that falls into any of these categories.
Lastly, we both agree that: (i) we will treat each other’s information with the same degree of care that we treat our own confidential information; (ii) will use each other’s confidential information only in connection with these Terms and the Services; (iii) only share the information with others who have a need to know and who have agreed in writing to treat it as confidential (as we’ve outlined in this section); and (iv) not share the information with any third party except as allowed in these Terms or through the Services. Of course, confidential information will always remain the property of its owner.
9. CONTENT STORAGE
The Services are provided from the United States. By using and accessing the Services, you understand and agree to the storage of Content and any other personal information in the United States. However, you understand that you (or other people that you collaborate with) can access the Services (including Content) from outside of the United States (subject to applicable law) and that nothing prohibits the processing of other information outside of the United States. Automotive Mechanic does offer products that enable storage and/or processing of Content outside of the United States and those products are subject to the Automotive Mechanic Zones specific terms in Section 25.
10. ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY
You agree you will not, nor will you encourage others or assists others, harm the Services or use the Services to harm others. For example, you must not use the Services to harm, threaten, or harass another person, organization or Automotive Mechanic and/or to build a similar service or website. You must not: (a) damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Service (or any network connected to the Services); (b) resell or redistribute the Services or any part of it; (c) use any unauthorized means to modify, reroute, or gain access to the Services or attempt to carry out these activities; (d) use any automated process or service (such as a bot, a spider, or periodic caching of information stored by Automotive Mechanic) to access or use the Services; (e) use the Services beyond the features allocation and amounts provided in that Service or in violation of our fair use policy; (f) use the Services to violate any law of distribute malware or malicious Content; or (g) distribute, post, share information or Content you don’t have the right to or is illegal.
As part of our efforts to protect the Service, protect our customers, or to stop you from breaching these Terms we retain the right to block or otherwise prevent delivery of any type of file, email or other communication to or from the Services.
We also reserve the right to deactivate, change and/or require you to change your Automotive Mechanic user ID and any custom or vanity URLs, custom links, or vanity domains you may obtain through the Services.
11. SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION OF THE SERVICE
We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to the Service at any time in our sole discretion. You understand that if your account is suspended or terminated, you may no longer have access to the Content that is stored with the Services.
Upon termination you may request access to your Content, which we will make available, except in cases where we have terminated your account due to your violation of these Terms or the Acceptable Use Policy terms in Section 10. You must make such request within 14 days following termination otherwise, any Content you have stored with the Services may not be retrievable and we will have no obligation to maintain Content stored in your account after this 14-day period.
12. UPDATES TO THE SERVICE
We can make necessary deployments of changes, updates or enhancements to the Services at any time. We may also add or remove functionalities or features, or we may suspend or stop the Services altogether.
13. THIRD PARTY SERVICES
Automotive Mechanic may make available to you optional third-party applications, services or products, for use in connection with the Services (“Third-Party Products”). These Third-Party Products are not necessary for the use of the Services and your use (and any exchange of any information, license, payments etc., are between you and the third party provider) is solely between you and the applicable third party provider. Automotive Mechanic makes no warranties of any kind and assumes no liability of any kind for your use of such Third-Party Products.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Third-Party Products, then please contact the applicable third party provider.
14. AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
All contents of the Site and Services including but not limited to logo, design, text, software, technical drawings, configurations, graphics, other files, and their selection and arrangement and Automotive Mechanic Confidential Information belong to Automotive Mechanic, and/or its suppliers, affiliates, or licensors.
Automotive Mechanic or its licensors own and reserve all right, title and interest in and to the Services and all hardware, software and other items used to provide the Services, other than the rights we expressly grant to you to use the Services and Automotive Mechanic Confidential Information. No title to or ownership of any proprietary rights related to the Services or Automotive Mechanic Confidential Information is transferred to you pursuant to these Terms.
If you provide comments, suggestions and recommendations to Automotive Mechanic about a Service (e.g., modifications, enhancements, improvements) (collectively, “Feedback”), you are automatically assigning this Feedback to Automotive Mechanic.
15. NO WARRANTY OR CONDITIONS
TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC AND ITS AFFILIATES (AND ASSOCIATED SERVICE PROVIDERS) (A) PROVIDE THE SERVICES “AS IS”, “WITH ALL FAULTS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”, (B) MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (E.G. WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT), AND (C) DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR FREE OF HARMFUL COMPONENTS, THAT THE CONTENT WILL BE SECURE OR NOT OTHERWISE LOST OR DAMAGED.
IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICE OR WITH THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICES.
To the extent not prohibited by law, you will defend Automotive Mechanic against any cost, loss, damage, or other liability arising from any third party demand or claim that any Content or information provided by you, or your use of the Services: (a) infringes a registered patent, trademark, or copyright of a third party, or misappropriates a trade secret (to the extent that such misappropriation is not the result of Automotive Mechanic’s actions); or (b) violates applicable law or these Terms. Automotive Mechanic will reasonably notify you of any such claim or demand that is subject to your indemnification obligation.
17. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC, ITS AFFILIATES, RESELLERS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR: ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, COVER OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, REVENUE, GOODWILL, USE OR CONTENT) HOWEVER CAUSED, UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CONTRACT, TORT, WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC HAS BEEN ADVISED AS TO THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC AND ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, RESELLERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS, RELATING TO THE SERVICES WILL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF: (A) ONE AND A HALF (1.5) TIMES THE MOST RECENT MONTHLY OR YEARLY FEE THAT YOU PAID FOR THAT SERVICE; OR (B) ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100 U.S.D.). THE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS ALSO APPLY IF THIS REMEDY DOES NOT FULLY COMPENSATE YOU FOR ANY LOSSES OR FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES. IN SUCH AN EVENT, THIS LIMITATION WILL NOT APPLY TO YOU TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY LAW.
18. DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND GOVERNING LAW
You must comply with all domestic and international export laws and regulations that apply to your use of the Services, such as software. These laws include restrictions on destinations, end users, and end use.
If you reside in the United States, you agree that the Terms, and your relationship with Automotive Mechanic will be governed by the laws of the State of California, U.S.A. regardless of conflict of laws principles. We both agree that the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act does not apply to these Terms. We both agree that all of these claims can only be litigated in the federal or state courts in Santa Clara County, California, USA and we each agree to personal jurisdiction in those courts. However, you agree that Automotive Mechanic can apply for injunctive remedies in any jurisdiction.
If you reside outside of the United States, you agree that the Terms, and your relationship with Automotive Mechanic, shall be governed by the laws of the England and Wales without regard to its conflict of laws rules. We both agreed that the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act do not apply. We both agree that all claims can only be litigated in London, England and we each agree to personal jurisdiction of the courts located within London, England. However, you agree that Automotive Mechanic can apply for injunctive remedies in any jurisdiction.
19. AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC SUBSCRIPTION SPECIFIC TERMS
If you are purchasing a Automotive Mechanic subscription plan, the following additional terms apply to you:
You: (a) are required to have a Automotive Mechanic account for each user, (b) will only receive the features and functionality that are included in the specific subscription plan that you have purchased, (c) are responsible for setting your configurations of the Automotive Mechanic Service, and (d) are responsible for managing any of your devices and/or any systems that you use to access the Automotive Mechanic Service.
20. GENERAL TERMS
20.1 Severability; Entire Agreement. These Terms apply to the maximum extent permitted by relevant law. If a court holds that we cannot enforce a part of these Terms as written, you and we will replace those terms with similar terms to the extent enforceable under the relevant law, but the rest of these Terms will remain in effect. This is the entire contract between you and us regarding the Service. It supersedes any prior contract or oral or written statements regarding your use of the Services.
20.2 Assignment and transfer. We may assign, transfer, or otherwise dispose our rights and obligations under this contract, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. You may not assign this contract or transfer any rights to use the Service, unless we allow you to do so in writing.
20.3 Independent Contractors; No third-party beneficiaries. Automotive Mechanic and you are not legal partners or agents; instead, our relationship is that of independent contractors. This contract is solely for your and our benefit. It is not for the benefit of any other person, except for permitted successors.
20.4 Waiver. The failure of either of us to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any of the provisions of these Terms or to exercise any rights or remedies under these Terms will not be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of such right to assert or rely upon any such provision, right or remedy in that or any other instance; rather, the same will remain in full force and effect.
20.5 Government Terms. If Customer is a U.S. government entity or if this Agreement otherwise becomes subject to the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Customer acknowledges that elements of the Automotive Mechanic Service constitute software and documentation and are provided as “Commercial Items” as defined at 48 C.F.R. 2.101, and are being licensed to U.S. government User as commercial computer software subject to the restricted rights described in 48 C.F.R. 2.101 and 12.212.