Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Grove, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.
Your Grove Account and Site.
If you create a channel or organization on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account, organization and channels, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the channel. You must not describe or assign keywords to your channel or organization in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and Grove may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause Grove liability. You must immediately notify Grove of any unauthorized uses of your channel, your account or any other breaches of security. Grove will not be liable for any acts or omissions by You, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
Responsibility of Contributors.
If you operate a channel, comment on a channel, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, "Content"), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:
By submitting Content to Grove for inclusion on your Website, you grant Grove a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your channel. If you delete Content, Grove will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.
Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Grove has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Grove's sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Grove's reasonable opinion, violates any Grove policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in Grove's sole discretion. Grove will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.
Responsibility of Website Visitors.
Grove has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material's content, use or effects. By operating the Website, Grove does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. Grove disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.
Content Posted on Other Websites.
We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which grove.io links, and that link to grove.io. Grove does not have any control over those non-Grove websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-Grove website or webpage, Grove does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Grove disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-Grove websites and webpages.
Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy.
As Grove asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by grove.io violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Grove in accordance with The Digital Millenium Copyright Act of 1998 ("DMCA"). Grove will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. In the case of a visitor who may infringe or repeatedly infringes the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Grove or others, Grove may, in its discretion, terminate or deny access to and use of the Website. In the case of such termination, Grove will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Grove.
This Agreement does not transfer from Grove to you any Grove or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Grove. Grove, grove.io, the grove.io logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with grove.io, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of Grove IO, LLC or Grove IO, LLC's licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Grove or third-party trademarks.
Grove reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. Grove may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
Payment, Refunds, Upgrading and Downgrading Terms
All paid plans must enter a valid credit card. During any free trial period, a credit card number is not required. The Service is billed in advance on a monthly basis and is non-refundable. For any upgrade or downgrade in plan level, the credit card that you provided will automatically be charged the new rate on your next billing cycle. The difference in plan cost will be pro-rated for the next payment. There are no refunds for cancelled accounts. In order to treat everyone equally, no exceptions will be made. Downgrading your Service may cause the loss of Content, features, or capacity of your Account. Grove does not accept any liability for such loss. All fees are exclusive of all taxes, levies, or duties imposed by taxing authorities, and you shall be responsible for payment of all such taxes, levies, or duties, excluding only United States (federal or state) taxes.
You are solely responsible for properly canceling your account. An email or phone request to cancel your account is not considered cancellation. You can cancel your account at any time by clicking on the Settings link in the global navigation bar at the top of the screen. The Settings screen provides a simple no questions asked cancellation link. If you cancel the Service before the end of your current paid up month, your cancellation will take effect immediately and you will not be charged again. Grove may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. Grove reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
Disclaimer of Warranties.
The Website is provided "as is". Grove and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Grove nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.
Limitation of Liability.
In no event will Grove, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement or substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Grove under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. Grove shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
General Representation and Warranty.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Grove, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Grove and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Grove IO, LLC, or by the posting by Grove of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the state of California, U.S.A., excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in San Francisco County, California. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. ("JAMS") by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in San Francisco, California, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys' fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties' original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Grove may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.
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Last updated: February 1, 2013