7TextMe, Inc. End User License Agreement and Terms and Conditions (“T&Cs”)

Last updated on May 29, 2019

 

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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NO EMERGENCY CALLING: DO NOT USE THE OUTBOUND CALLING SERVICE TO CALL EMERGENCY SERVICES. YOU MUST HAVE ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATIONS SERIVCES AVAILABLE TO PLACE EMERGENCY CALLS.

 

THE CALLING SERVICES ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR TRADITIONAL WIRELINE OR WIRELESS SERVICES AND YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT USE THE OUTBOUND CALLING SERVICE TO PLACE EMERGENCY 911 CALLS.

 

THE TEXT MESSAGING SERVICE ENABLES USERS TO [INSERT DESCRIPTION]. NOTE THAT TEXT-TO-911 FUNCTIONALITY IS AVAILABLE IN LIMITED LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE U.S. PLACING EMERGENCY CALLS TO 911 IS NORMALLY A BETTER OPTION.

 

ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS OF CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

 

TextMe, Inc. provides a variety of internet application services that enable communications services, including, but not limited to, text messaging, inbound calling, outbound calling, and associated websites and mobile applications (“apps” that operate under the names of TextMe, FreeTone, and TextMeUp (collectively referred to as “Products and Services”). For purposes of these Terms and Conditions (referred to as “T&C” or “T&Cs”), TextMe, Inc., its subsidiaries, affiliates, and all product lines are interchangeably designated as “TextMe”, “We,” “Our” or “Us”. This T&C is a binding legal contract between you and TextMe and it explains your rights and obligations when you use or download any of Our Products and Services and any information, text, graphics, photos or other materials uploaded, downloaded, or appearing in the Products and Services whether user-generated, provided by Us or by third parties (hereafter “Content”).

 

Your acceptance of these T&Cs and our Privacy Policy, which are explicitly incorporated by reference (collectively referred to as “User Agreements”), is required in order to access and to use Our Content, Products and Services.  Please take time to read and familiarize yourself with these T&Cs as they will apply to your access and use of Our Content, Products and Services and constitute a binding legal agreement between you and Us. 

 

TextMe’s access to and use of Content in its Products and Services is described in the Privacy Policy, as well as other matters related to the access to and use of information provided to TextMe and derived from your usage of the Products and Services.  

 

Your usage of Our Content, Products and Services is subject to the guidelines described in the T&C.

 

If you are downloading one of Our apps, by clicking “register”, “agree to”, “sign up”, or similar language as part of the installation process, or if you visit one of Our websites, you acknowledge, accept and agree to be legally bound by our User Agreements. Additionally, you (a) represent to Us that you are not a person barred from using the Products and Services in the United States, nor pursuant to the laws or regulations applicable to you in any jurisdiction relevant to your access to and use of the Products and Services; and (b) agree with the User Agreements.

 

If at any time you do not agree with our User Agreements, or any amended or updated versions, or if you become dissatisfied with Our Products and Services in any way, your sole remedy is to discontinue the use of the Products and Services.  You can delete your account and uninstall any of the applications We provide in connection with the Products and Services from your device. If you need assistance, please contact Us at contact@go-text.me.

 

MODIFICATIONS, REVISIONS AND AMENDMENTS TO THE USER AGREEMENTS

 

The T&Cs and the User Agreements constitute the entire agreement between TextMe and you concerning the subject matter herein and the T&Cs or the User Agreements can only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of TextMe or by Our posting of a revised or amended version of the T&Cs or the relevant User Agreements. Neither a course of dealing or conduct between you and TextMe nor any trade practices shall be deemed to modify these T&Cs or the User Agreements. You agree that any notice, agreements, disclosure or any other communications that we send you electronically (including via text and email) pertaining to the Products and Services will satisfy any legal communication requirements and that it is your responsibility to maintain accurate user contact information. Your failure to update such contact information such that notices We send are not received by you will not change the effective date of any material changes described herein.

 

We may revise and update these T&Cs or the User Agreements at any time and, for non-material changes, without notice by publishing the new T&Cs.  Such non-material changes will be effective upon publication. To the extent that any of the changes to these T&Cs or Our User Agreements constitute material changes, we will provide you specific notice of such changes through a notice posted in the Products and Services.  The effective date of such material changes will be provided for in Our communication to you. Your continued use of the Products and Services after the effective date will constitute your explicit acceptance of the revised or amended material changes to these T&Cs, or Our User Agreements, or the websites associated with Our Products and Services. The version of the T&Cs most currently published supersedes any prior T&Cs, and can be viewed at: http://www.textmeinc.com/

 

LEGAL CAPACITY TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT

 

YOU MAY USE OUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ONLY IF YOU HAVE THE LEGAL CAPACITY TO FORM A LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT WITH TEXTME WHICH INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, AGE RESTRICTIONS AS DEFINED BY RELEVANT LAW.  IF YOU DO NOT SATISFY THE RELEVANT LEGAL CAPACITY REQUIREMENTS UNDER RELEVANT LAW OR AGREE TO THE TERMS OF SERVICE BELOW, YOU MAY NOT USE THE TEXTME WEBSITE, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OR DOWNLOAD ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.

 

For users located in the United States, you must be at least eighteen (18) years old in order to accept the T&C, and you must be at least thirteen (13) years old in order to use Our Products and Services.  If you are under the age of eighteen (18) years of age but over thirteen (10) years old, you must have your parent or legal guardian enter into this T&C and obtain permission from your parent or legal guardian to use or purchase any Products and Services and to accept the T&Cs. By accepting this T&C, you represent that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age and otherwise able to enter into a valid and binding legal agreement and acknowledge that the T&Cs constitute a valid, binding agreement between you and Us, under and pursuant to California law.  If you are under the age of thirteen (13) years old, you must not access or use Products or Services. If you are located outside of the United States, you must be of the relevant legal age to enter into a legally binding contracts to use Our Products and Services.

 

If We become aware that you are using any of the Products and Services in violation of the foregoing, or in violation of other T&Cs, We will delete your account or otherwise restrict your access to the Products and Services. If you are aware of someone using Our Products and Services that does not meet the requirements as set out in these T&Cs, please contact us at contact@go-text.me. 

 

ADVERTISING

 

A key component to Our Products and Services include advertisements, which may be targeted to the Content or information you provide, the Products and Services you use, other information generated by your use of the Products and Services, or from third party sources. The types and extent of advertising are subject to change. In consideration for your use and access to the Products and Services, you agree that We and our third party providers and partners may advertise in conjunction with your use of the Products and Services subject to the restrictions herein and in Our Privacy Policy.

 

RIGHT TO ADVERTISE  

 

You acknowledge and agree with the TextMe policy to provide you with advertisements, including targeted advertisements, either directly or via its partnerships with advertisement providers, such as ad networks, (thereafter “TextMe Commercial Partners” or “Commercial Partners”) to be displayed on any device you use to access and operate the TextMe Products and Services. You acknowledge and agree that TextMe cannot be held liable for any characteristic of the advertisement displayed by TextMe or any of Our Commercial Partners including accuracy, appropriateness, or compliance with any rule and regulation you may be subject to. 

 

Should you subscribe to any TextMe Product and Service with a “lifetime no ad” or “no ad” feature, TextMe’s right to advertise will lapse during your personal usage of the relevant TextMe product to which you have subscribed.  You acknowledge that TextMe’s right to advertise will remain unchanged on any Products and Services without the “lifetime no ad” or “no ad” feature to which you have subscribed. 

 

TEXTME’S AND TEXTME’S COMMERCIAL PARTNERS RIGHT TO DELIVER AND SEND COMMERCIAL MESSAGES

 

You agree to receive commercial messages from TextMe or TextMe Commercial Partners on any device you use to access and operate TextMe Products and Services and which may be based on characteristics derived from information explicitly or implicitly provided by you to TextMe, such as your location, and which will be treated according to our Privacy Policy.  See TextMe’s Privacy Policy at: Privacy Policy. You consent to allow TextMe to associate personal information such as contact names, aliases, telephone numbers, emails, or any unique identification tag from your device for messages you send and receive, provided that TextMe will not use such information for any other purpose, except as disclosed herein and in Our Privacy Policy. You consent to the disclosure of any such information to legal authorities pursuant to these T&Cs and the relevant User Agreements including our Privacy Policy.

 

Commercial messages are messages sent to your TextMe telephone number, account or email addresses for commercial purposes for TextMe or TextMe’s Commercial Partners’ products and services. Commercial messages sent by TextMe or TextMe’s Commercial Partners to your email address will include a one-click opt-out option and otherwise comply with relevant law applicable to such messages. 

 

To the extent that administrative texts are sent by TextMe to any group members relating to using and canceling TextMe’s group texting service, they are to be considered normal business communications under applicable law.

 

GRANT OF LIMITED LICENSE

 

Subject to these T&Cs and our relevant User Agreements, We hereby grant you a limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable license for access and use of Content, Products and Services. All Products and Services are licensed, not sold, to you. You acknowledge the use of this license is subject to these T&Cs as well as Our User Agreements, and that if you do not comply with any of these limitations, We may terminate the license without notice, at no cost to Us, and without any liability to Us.  

 

You shall not use the Content or any Products and Services for any purposes beyond the scope of the license granted in these T&Cs and our relevant User Agreements. Without limiting the foregoing and except as otherwise expressly set forth in these T&Cs or the relevant User Agreements, you shall not at any time, directly or indirectly: (i) copy, modify, or create derivative works of the Content or the Products and Services, in whole or in part; (ii) rent, lease, lend, sell, sublicense, assign, distribute, publish, transfer, or otherwise make available the Content or the Products and Services; (iii) reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, decode, adapt, or otherwise attempt to derive or gain access to the source code of the Products and Services, in whole or in part; (iv) remove any proprietary notices from the Content or the Products and Services; (v) circumvent any security features associated with the Content or the Products and Services; or (vi) use the Content or the Products and Services in any manner or for any purpose that infringes, misappropriates, or otherwise violates any intellectual property right or other right of any person, or that violates any applicable law.

 

TextMe reserves all rights not expressly granted to you in these T&Cs and the relevant User Agreements. Except for the limited rights and licenses expressly granted under these T&Cs and the relevant User Agreements, nothing in these T&Cs and User Agreements grant, by implication, waiver, estoppel, or otherwise, to you or any third party any intellectual property rights or other right, title, or interest in or to the Content or the Products and Services.

 

TextMe may distribute certain third-party products and services with Our Products and Services. For purposes of these T&Cs and relevant User Agreements, such third-party products are subject to their own license terms which will be presented to you at the relevant time. If you do not agree to abide by the applicable terms for such third-party products and services, then you will not be able to use the relevant third-party product or service and you may not be able to use Our Products and Services.

 

COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK AND OTHER PROPRIETARY INFORMATION

 

The TextMe Content, Products and Services provided by TextMe (including, but not limited to: all data, software, IP, design, image, audio, video, and business process) are protected by intellectual property rights, constitute the sole and exclusive intellectual property of TextMe, and protected by US and international laws. You may only use the content, names, and other intellectual property (including copyright and trademarks) provided by Us for purposes directly related to your role as a customer, current or prospective, of TextMe Products and Services.

 

You may not copy, display, modify or use any of the names, logos and trademarks of our Products and Services, including but not limited to those associated with the TextMe, FreeTone, or TopTopUp offerings, for commercial or non-commercial purposes without first obtaining prior express written permission from an authorized representative of TextMe. 

 

You are not authorized to use TextMe trademarks in any advertising, publicity, or in any other commercial or non-commercial manner without Our prior written consent or except as otherwise explicitly allowed by our User Agreements.

 

You are not authorized to copy or alter any of the TextMe or TextMe partners’ designs, notices, logos or any other proprietary rights displayed or used in the context of TextMe’s website, or Products and Services. 

 

By generating, downloading, uploading or transmitting any Content in or on TextMe Products and Services, you acknowledge that you have full legal and moral rights to use this content within TextMe Products and Services and you grant to TextMe the right to use this content in any manner TextMe chooses. 

 

Any opinion in any content generated, uploaded, downloaded or transmitted by you on TextMe Products and Services is solely your own and your sole responsibility.  You acknowledge and agree that TextMe cannot be held liable for any opinion generated, uploaded, downloaded or transmitted by you or any other parties on or through the TextMe Products and Services. 

 

TextMe reserves the right to remove, at no liability to you or any other party, any content posted on TextMe Products and Services in Our sole discretion. You also acknowledge that TextMe does not have any liability to you or any other parties for failing to remove any content from its Products and Services. 

 

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

 

We provide the following separate services where each may have distinct conditions associated with the service as detailed in these T&Cs or in the relevant User Agreements:

 

·      Inbound Calling Service (“Inbound Service”): with Our Inbound Service, you will be assigned a phone number that allows you to receive incoming phone calls from the public switched telephone network, the Inbound Service also allows for you to receive calls from other users of our Products and Services. You affirmatively opt into the Inbound Service when you agree to be assigned a phone number.  The Inbound Service may be subscribed to and used independently of the Outbound Service should you choose to not subscribe to, or otherwise affirmatively opt in to the Outbound Service.  You can opt out of the Inbound Service by visiting the Settings within Our Products and Services.  In order to access the Inbound Service, you will need a network connection of at least 64 kbps but a broadband internet access connection is not required.

·      Outbound Calling Service (“Outbound Service”): with Our Outbound Service, you will be able to place calls to other users of our Products and Services. You can also place outbound calls to the public switched telephone network. The Outbound Service may be subscribed to independently from the Inbound Service.  You opt in to the Outbound Service by placing an outbound call.  You may opt out of the Outbound Service by visiting the Settings within our Products and Services.  In order to access the Outbound Service you will need a network connection of at least 64 kbps but a broadband internet access connection is not required.

·      You may also elect to use and to subscribe to both the Inbound Service and the Outbound Service. In order to subscribe to both the Inbound Service and the Outbound Service you will need a network connection of at least 64 kbps but a broadband internet access connection is not required to use both services.

·      Limitations Applicable to the Inbound Service and the Outbound Service: You acknowledge and agree that the Inbound Service and the Outbound Service, used either independently or together, do not replace your wireline or wireless telephone. You further acknowledge that access to voice transmission networks is not provided by TextMe. 

·      Text Messaging Service (“Texting Service”): The Texting Service allows you to send and receive text messages, short message services (SMS) and multimedia message services (MMS).

·      In-app Communication Service (“In-App Service”): The In-App Service allows you to send and receive messages and calls with other users of the Products and Services.

·      As part of making the Products and Services available to you, we may need to provide you with certain communications, such as service announcements and administrative messages.  Charges may apply from your telephone operator/carrier, internet service provider, or other third-party service providers and We are not responsible for such charges. By downloading any of our Products and Services you are acknowledging and agreeing that we will provide you with such communications and the costs, if any, associated with such communications as may be charged by third parties are your sole responsibility and not included in any fees that you may pay to Us or in any credits that you may earn from Us.

·      Discrete Service Terms: Terms that apply to a specific service offering will be explicitly identified as such in these T&Cs or in the relevant User Agreements. Unless expressly identified as applicable to a specific service offering, the T&Cs or User Agreements apply generally to all services identified by these T&Cs or in the relevant User Agreements.

 

OUTBOUND SERVICE (UNITED STATES) – NO 911 CALLING FUNCTIONALITY

 

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE OUTBOUND SERVICE DOES NOT ALLOW FOR 911 OR EMERGENCY CALLING. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT EVEN IF SUCH CALLS COMPLETE, WHICH THEY MAY NOT, SUCH CALLS MAY NOT BE ROUTED TO THE APPROPRIATE EMERGENCY CALLING CENTER, THAT THE EMERGENCY CALL TAKER MAY NOT AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER OR ANY TELEPHONE NUMBER SUCH THAT THE EMERGENCY CALL TAKER WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CALL YOU BACK, AND MAY NOT RECEIVE ANY INFORMATION OR DATA WITH RESPECT TO YOUR LOCATION. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT RELY ON THE OUTBOUND SERVICE FOR EMERGENCY CALLS AND THAT THE OUTBOUND SERVICE IS NOT INTENDED TO REPLACE TRADITIONAL WIRELINE OR WIRELESS CALLING SERVICES. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL ISSUES WITH RESPECT TO RELYING ON THE OUTBOUND SERVICE FOR EMERGENCY CALLS AND FOR ANY THIRD PARTIES THAT MAY RELY ON IT FOR EMERGENCY CALLS.

 

OUTBOUND SERVICE (CANADA RESIDENTS AND USERS ONLY): 9-1-1 ALTERNATIVE SERVICE CANADA ONLY

 

This section is relevant for the usage of Outbound Service in Canada only.

 

THIS SECTION CONTAINS IMPORTANT PROVISIONS, INCLUDING THOSE REGARDING 9-1-1 SERVICE: 

 

Description:  VoIP services allow you to make or receive telephone calls over the Internet to or from the public switched telephone network.  The nature of VoIP telephone calls, while appearing similar to traditional telephone calling services, create unique limitations and circumstances, and you acknowledge and agree that differences exist between traditional telephone service and VoIP telephone services, including the lack of traditional 9-1-1 emergency services. 

 

9-1-1 service:  Because of the unique nature of VoIP telephone calls, emergency calls to 9-1-1 through your VoIP service will be handled differently than traditional telephone service.  The following provisions describe the differences and limitations of 9-1-1 emergency calls, and you hereby acknowledge and understand the differences between traditional 9-1-1 service and VoIP calls with respect to 9-1-1 calls placed to emergency services from your account as described below. 

 

Placing 9-1-1 calls:  When you make a 9-1-1 emergency call, the VoIP service will attempt to automatically route your 9-1-1 call through a third-party service provider to a Public Safety Answering Point (“PSAP”).  Your call may be forwarded to a third-party specialized call center that handles emergency calls.  This call center is different from the PSAP that would answer a traditional 9-1-1 call, and consequently, you will be required to provide your name, address, and telephone number to the call center. 

 

How your information is provided:  The dispatcher receiving the call will not be able to capture or automatically retain your name, telephone number, or physical location as this information is not provided by you to TextMe.  Therefore, when making a 9-1-1 emergency call, you must immediately inform the dispatcher of your location (or the location of the emergency, if different), and any other relevant information as required by the dispatcher.  If you are unable to speak, the dispatcher may not be able to locate you if your location information is not up to date. 

 

Disconnections:  You must not disconnect the 9-1-1 emergency call until told to do so by the dispatcher, as the dispatcher may not have your number or contact information.  If you are inadvertently disconnected, you must call back immediately.

 

Connection time:  For technical reasons, including network congestion, it is possible that a 9-1-1 emergency call will produce a busy signal or will take longer to connect when compared with traditional 9-1-1 calls. 

 

9-1-1 calls may not function:  For technical reasons, the functionality of 9-1-1 VoIP emergency calls may cease or be curtailed in various circumstances, including, but not limited to:  failure of service or your service access device—if your system access equipment fails or is not configured correctly, or if your VoIP service is not functioning correctly for any reason, including power outages, VoIP service outage, suspension or disconnection of your service due to billing issues, network or Internet congestion, or network or Internet outage in the event of a power, network or Internet outage. 

 

You may need to reset or reconfigure the system access equipment before being able to use the VoIP service, including for 9-1-1 emergency calls. 

 

Alternate services: TextMe recommends that you terminate the VoIP services or consider an alternate means for accessing traditional 9-1-1 emergency services. 

 

Inform other users:  You are responsible for notifying, and you agree to notify, any user or potential users of your VoIP services of the nature and limitations of 9-1-1 emergency calls on the VoIP services as described herein. 

 

TEXTING SERVICE – TEXT-TO-911 LIMITATIONS

 

Note that most consumers in the U.S. CANNOT access emergency 911 services by sending a text message from a phone. Even where it is possible to send a text message to emergency 911 services, it is preferable to place a call to emergency 911. Even if sending a text message to emergency 911 services is possible, the emergency call taker will not receive your location information automatically; instead, you will have to supply such information. If you attempt to send a text message to 911 and it cannot be processed, you will receive a “bounce back” message that the text message was not delivered.

 

PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT THE OUTBOUND SERVICE SHOULD NOT BE USED TO PLACE EMERGENCY 911 CALLS AND IT IS A VIOLATION OF THESE T&Cs TO RELY ON THE OUTBOUND SERVICE FOR PLACING 911 CALLS. SEE OUTBOUND SERVICE (UNITED STATES) – NO 911 CALLING FUNCTIONALITY FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

OUTBOUND SERVICE AND TEXTING SERVICE (UNIVERSAL APPLICABILITY) – 911 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION

 

Relying on the Outbound Service or Texting Service as an exclusive means for access to emergency services is a violation of these T&Cs. You acknowledge and agree that TextMe will not be liable for any service outage and/or inability to dial 9-1-1 using TextMe Products and Services or to access emergency service personnel due to the 9-1-1 dialing and messaging characteristics and limitations listed herein.  YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY HEREIN, TEXTME, ITS AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, COMMERCIAL PARTNERS AND UNDERLYING CARRIERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “TEXTME PARTIES”) WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIMS, DEMANDS, ACTIONS, INJURY, DEATH OR DAMAGE TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY, ARISING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY OUT OF, OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE PROVISION OR NON-PROVISION OF 9-1-1 AND/OR EMERGENCY 9-1-1 SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INABILITY ON YOUR PART TO ACCESS 9-1-1 AND/OR EMERGENCY 9-1-1 SERVICES, DEFECTIVE ACCESS TO 9-1-1 SERVICES, INFERIOR ACCESS TO EMERGENCY SERVICES AS COMPARED WITH OTHER TYPES OF CALLING OR TEXT MESSAGING SERVICES OR OTHER PROVIDERS, DELAYED ACCESS TO 9-1-1 SERVICES, IMPAIRED ACCESS TO 9-1-1 SERVICES, OR BLOCKED ACCESS TO 9-1-1 SERVICES, AND YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE TEXTME PARTIES, FROM ANY LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, DAMAGES, LOSSES ARISING DIRECTLY FROM THE PROVISION, INFERIOR OR DEFECTIVE PROVISION, OR NON-PROVISION OF 9-1-1 AND/OR EMERGENCY 9-1-1 SERVICE ASSOCIATED WITH THE OUTBOUND SERVICE AND THE TEXTING SERVICE.

 

INBOUND SERVICE LIMITATIONS

 

When you elect to subscribe to the Inbound Service, you may receive one telephone number attributed to your account by TextMe for the use of the Products and Services.  You agree to comply with all federal and state laws and regulations of the United States, as well as any law or regulation you may be subject to in any other country with respect to the use of the telephone number assigned to you by TextMe. 

 

You acknowledge and agree that the telephone number assigned to your account by TextMe may be ported outside of the Products and Services only with the explicit consent of TextMe and may not be ported. Number portability may result in additional fees being charged to your account.

 

TextMe may reclaim any telephone number it assigns to your account and discontinue its availability to you at any time and without liability whatsoever to TextMe.  Furthermore, in the event of termination or discontinuance of the Inbound Service for any reason, TextMe will reclaim, without notice and at no cost to TextMe, the telephone number associated with the Inbound Service account. 

 

TEXTING SERVICE LIMITATIONS

 

In certain countries, the Texting Service may enable TextMe users to send and receive SMS and MMS at no charge to TextMe users. We do not make any representations as to what occurs or is offered in other countries outside of the U.S.

 

ADDITIONAL LIMITATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE OUTBOUND SERVICE, INBOUND SERVICE AND TEXTING SERVICE

 

You acknowledge the right for TextMe to suspend all or part of the Outbound Service, Inbound Service or Texting Service at no liability to TextMe if your usage of TextMe Products and Services is inconsistent with normal use. Normal use will be determined by TextMe in a manner relevant to each separate service offering and subject to TextMe’s sole discretion. In some, but not all, cases, this may mean that services are measured compared to other TextMe users, to industry-wide averages or norms, or to traffic patterns consistent with human as opposed to machine operation. However, TextMe reserves the right to evaluate what it considers normal use according to any single or number of factors and in its sole discretion according to the disclosed or other factors. 

 

If We determine that your usage violates these T&Cs or other User Agreements with respect to usage limitations, we may: (a) notify you of the excessive use and demand that it cease immediately, and (b) unilaterally suspend temporarily or indefinitely your access to and use of the relevant service or to all Product and Services where TextMe shall not be liable for any costs, losses or other liabilities associated with such suspension; or (c) demand payment for such usage. 

 

RIGHT TO IMPOSE FEES OR CHARGES 

 

TextMe reserves the right to charge for its Products and Services in its sole discretion. TextMe reserves the right to change pricing and modify or discontinue any of its Products and Services, at any time and without notice. TextMe commits to notify you of the pricing at the time and before completion of purchase. By using the Products and Services, you are accepting the rates charged at the time of use.

 

PAYMENTS AND ACCOUNTS

 

In order to use TextMe Products and Services, you will be required to provide data about yourself (thereafter “Account Data”), including but not limited to your name, telephone number, email address, location, device type, and a password that you create.  It is your responsibility to keep your Account Data safe, secure, and confidential. It is your responsibility to select a password that is secure and strong.  We recommend choosing a password that is difficult for others to predict by creating an unlikely combination of letters, numbers, and symbols, and that is unique from other passwords you may use online.

 

You represent that any Account Data you provide is true, complete, accurate, and is not fraudulent.  You commit to update your Account Data as necessary. You acknowledge and agree that TextMe may unilaterally suspend your access to Our Products and Services, temporarily or indefinitely and at any time and in our sole discretion, if We suspect the provided Account Information is false, incomplete, or inaccurate, or if We suspect fraudulent use of such Account Information.

 

You consent to the disclosure of any such Account Information, Content or other information related to your use of Our Products and Services. See TextMe’s Privacy Policy.

 

TextMe is not responsible for the security of your Account Data or unauthorized or fraudulent use of your Account Data. In the case of any unauthorized use of your Account Data, including if the device from which you use the Products and Services is lost or stolen, you agree to notify TextMe of such occurrence immediately upon becoming aware.

 

When credits used with the Outbound Service, Inbound Service or Texting Service, such credits are applied and charged in increments of one minute, and are rounded up to the next minute regardless of what portion of the next higher minute is consumed.

 

The Inbound Service and Outbound Service are separately offered and subject to independent payment terms. We do not offer any payment plans where discounts or other favorable pricing is offered to users that subscribe to both the Inbound Service and Outbound Service. Instead, each service offering is independent of the other though you may elect independently to combine such offerings.

 

OUTBOUND SERVICE AND TEXTING SERVICE PAYMENT TERMS

 

Per call or per text fees will be displayed at the time of using the Outbound Service or the Texting Service.

 

In certain cases, our Outbound Service may offer unlimited outbound calls. Calls to Hawaii, Alaska, and some specific carriers or territories may be excluded from unlimited outbound calling offers. Any such limitations will be disclosed in connection with the relevant offer.

 

The Outbound Service and the Texting Service may be limited, suspended, blocked or restricted by geography, number, duration, or other criteria as determined solely by TextMe at any time and in its sole discretion.

 

SUBSCRIPTIONS

 

We may offer our Products and Services via subscription billing. 

 

Subscriptions will be offered in periodic intervals of time such as one week, one month, or one year.  The subscription interval will be displayed when you confirm your subscription.  After you confirm your subscription, the subscription will automatically renew on a periodic basis until canceled.

 

In order to cancel your subscription, you must login to the App Store or iTunes (for iOS users), or the Google Play Store (for Android users), or the Amazon Appstore (for Kindle users).  Once you have subscribed, you cannot cancel your subscription from within our Products and Services.

 

Subscriptions are billed on a prepaid basis.  Each auto-renewal of a subscription is an acceptance of the terms of the subscription for the prepaid period.   If you cancel your subscription, your access will end at the end of the prepaid period.  Subscriptions cannot be refunded or pro-rated.

 

If you have any questions regarding your subscription, please contact us at contact@go-text.me.

 

FRAUDULENT CHARGES

 

In the United States, we offer various enhanced Services for purchase.  In the event that you elect to make a purchase, your payment will be processed by the App Store or iTunes (for iOS users), or the Google Play Store (for Android users), or the Amazon Appstore (for Kindle users).  TextMe does not process payments, nor does TextMe store credit card numbers on Our servers for any purpose.  TextMe is not responsible for fraudulent use of your credit card under any circumstances.  Should a fraudulent charge be made with your Account Information, TextMe is not responsible to provide refunds. Please contact your credit card issuer, or the app store where you made your purchase (Google Play Store, Apple App Store, or the Amazon App Store). As between TextMe and you, you are responsible for any fraudulent use of the Products and Services.

 

MODIFICATIONS TO AND TERMINATION OF ALL OR PART OF THE SERVICES

 

TextMe reserves the right, without any liability of any kind to TextMe, to modify, block or terminate all or part of the Products and Services provided by TextMe to you at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. TextMe also reserves the right to periodically make updates or interrupt service as it deems appropriate.

 

If at any time you do not agree with or any of Our User Agreements, or any amended or updated versions thereof, or if you become dissatisfied with Our Products and Services in any way, your sole remedy is to discontinue the use of Our Products and Services.  You can delete your account and uninstall the TextMe application from your device.  If you need assistance please contact Us at contact@go-text.me.

 

USER RESPONSIBILITIES & CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

 

By use of the Content, Products and Services, you agree you will use TextMe Content, Products and Services only for yourself and for lawful non-solicitation of commercial activities purposes and in compliance with any relevant law applicable to you. You may only use the Content, Products and Services in the course of your normal usage as a customer, current or prospective.

 

Any Content or materials distributed by you or any other user is not representative of Our opinions including those of Our employees.  TextMe, in its sole discretion, may refuse or remove any Content or materials that in TextMe’s sole opinion violates any TextMe policy or is objectionable, or may terminate or deny your access to Our Products and Services.

 

You agree not to use any automatic device to access TextMe Products and Services, nor use any device or software to access TextMe Products and Services that may impair the proper usage of TextMe Products and Services. 

 

You acknowledge and agree that the Products and Services will not support short code numbers and/or reverse billing services. 

 

You agree not to:

 

·      Send automated queries to any website;

·      Use or landing any automated system, including without limitation, “robots,” “spiders,” “offline readers,” etc. or “load testers” such as wget, apache bench, mswebstress, httpload, blitz, Xcode Automator, Android Monkey, etc., that accesses the Products and Services in a manner that sends more request messages to Our servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using any of the Products and Services, and you are forbidden from ripping Content or other content associated with the Products and Services unless explicitly allowed in writing;

·      Generate, upload or transmit any kind of file containing a virus, worm, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content, or any data having for effect to impair, limit, or affect the usage of the Products and Services or any third-party product or services;

·      Engage in activities leading to, or intending to (a) collect data, including personal information regarding other users of the Products and Services without their consent, or TextMe partners without their consent, and more generally, any data stored within TextMe storage units and not made available to you by TextMe during the normal use of our Products and Services; (b) deny, disrupt or impair the usage of TextMe Contents, Products and Services by other TextMe users other than yourself; and (c) intercept content and material generated or transmitted to or from TextMe users and not destined to you;

·      Generate, download, upload or transmit any data, file or software which cannot be generated, downloaded, uploaded or transmitted within the United States or any relevant jurisdiction for your usage of the TextMe Products and Services;

·      Download Our Products and Services on any device that you do not own; or

·      Using the Contents, Product and Services while driving. 

 

USER RESPONSIBILITIES AND CODE OF CONDUCT FOR OUTBOUND CALLING, INBOUND CALLING AND TEXTING SERVICE

 

You will not use the Outbound Calling, Inbound Calling and Texting Service to do any of the following:

 

·      Transmit any communication, content, or message that is obscene, violent, harassing, indecent, fraudulent, defamatory, libelous, pornographic, or contains threats or incites violence towards any person or entity;

·      Violate any third-party’s legal rights such as, but not limited to, intellectual property, copyrights, rights of privacy or rights of publicity;

·      Operate under a false identity or by impersonating any person or third-party entity; 

·      Generate and distribute bulk mail, spam, chain-linked messages, calls or any similar content including any such activity that violates any Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communications Commission regulations, or state laws or regulations. 

·      Advocate illegal activities, and more generally discuss an intent to commit illegal activities including phishing or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);    

·      Generate, download, upload or transmit, whether by voice or text message, any kind of advertisement or solicitations of commercial activities; 

 

OUTBOUND SERVICE AND TEXTING SERVICE USER RESPONSIBILITIES

 

You agree not to use an automatic dialer in connection with the Outbound Service or an automated process to send and reply to text messages in connection with the Texting Service.  You further agree not to send any unsolicited text messages or unsolicited in-app messages, and you further agree not to place any unsolicited phone calls or unsolicited in-app calls, whether or not such messages or calls are commercial or non-commercial in nature.

 

Using the Outbound Service and Texting Service means that you will:

·      Only send messages or call people from whom you have received prior express consent to receive text messages or calls from you, including any members of any group; and

·      Comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

 

OUTBOUND SERVICE AND TEXTING SERVICE – TELEPHONE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT

 

You acknowledge and agree that neither the Outbound Service nor the Texting Service are to be used for solicitations of commercial activities of any kind. You further acknowledge and agree that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) prohibits placing commercial calls or send commercial text messages without the recipients’ prior express written consent. The TCPA also prohibits placing calls and sending non-commercial text messages to subscribers of wireless services without recipients’ prior express consent. You acknowledge and agree that for purposes of the TCPA you, and not TextMe, are the call or text message initiator such that if a claim is brought under the TCPA, you, as the call or text message initiator, would face potential liability for any alleged violations of the TCPA.

 

OUTBOUND SERVICE – TELEMARKETING

 

You acknowledge and agree that the Outbound Service is not to be used to for solicitations of commercial activities. Using the Outbound Service for telemarketing is a violation of these T&Cs. If We become aware of such use, We will terminate you access to and use of the Outbound Service and We reserve the right to also terminate your use of any other of the Products and Services. Telemarketing is regulated at the federal and state levels. Violations of relevant laws and regulations may subject you to legal liability. You acknowledge and agree that for purposes of telemarketing laws, you are initiator of such communications and exclusively responsible for such use in violation of these T&Cs.

 

OUTBOUND SERVICE AND TEXTING SERVICE – INDEMNIFICATION

 

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless TextMe, its related entities and subsidiaries, employees, agents, officers and directors, affiliates, licensors, successors, and suppliers, service providers, content providers, third-party providers and contractors, and Commercial Partners (collectively the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs, or expenses of whatever kind, including attorneys’ fees, that are incurred by the Indemnified Parties, arising out of or related to any third party claim, whether brought by private civil litigants, federal, state officials, or other governmental officials, based upon or related to the Outbound Service or the Texting Service, including but not limited to claims alleging violation of: (i) the Telephone Consumer Protection Act; (ii) federal telemarketing laws and regulations; (iii) state telemarketing laws and regulations; or (iv) other federal, state or international laws governing commercial voice or texts or transmitting communications to particular kinds of subscribers or devices.

 

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

 

Your use and access to Our Content, Products and Services is at your own risk.  You acknowledge and agree that Our Content, Products and Services are provided to you on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. 

 

TEXTME, ITS RELATED ENTITIES, AFFILIATES AND SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS AND CONTRACTORS, AND ITS PARTNERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “TEXTME PARTIES”) DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR ANY PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF ANY RIGHT, RULE, REGULATION, OR LAW, or any warranty arising by usage of trade, course of dealing or course of performance.  ADDITIONALLY, THE TEXTME PARTIES DO NOT WARRANT THAT the PRODUCTS OR service AND ALL ASSOCIATED software will be without failure, delay, interruption, error, omission, degradation of voice OR MESSAGING quality, or loss of content, data, or information. YOU ARE USING THESE SERVICES AND PRODUCTS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF DATA, DAMAGE OR HARM TO ANY OF YOUR DEVICES USED TO USE OR ACCESS TO TEXTME CONTENTS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.  NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM TEXTME OR THROUGH OR FROM ITS PRODUCTS OR SERVICES WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.  SOME STATES MAY PROHIBIT A DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.

 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

 

EXCEPT FOR AN “IP CLAIM,” WHICH IS SEPARATELY ADDRESSED HEREIN, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER TEXTME NOR ITS RELATED ENTITIES AND SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS AND CONTRACTORS, NOR ITS PARTNERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “TEXTME PARTIES”) SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOST PROFITS, GOODWILL, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, INCLUDING FAILING TO STORE, FAILING TO TRANSMIT, DELETING OR FAILING TO DELETE ANY INFORMATION GENERATED, DOWNLOADED, UPLOADED OR TRANSMITTED ON TEXTME PRODUCTS AND SERVICES.  THIS ALSO INCLUDES ANY ALLEGED DAMAGES ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF, OR FAILURE TO USE THE CONTENTS, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OF TEXTME OR ANY LINKED SITE.

 

EXCEPT FOR AN “IP CLAIM,” WHICH IS SEPARATELY ADDRESSED HEREIN, IN NO EVENT WILL THE COLLECTIVE LIABILITY OF THE TEXTME PARTIES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT (REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE ACTUALLY PAID TO TEXTME FOR THE APPLICABLE CONTENTS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES IN THE SIX (6) MONTHS PRECEDING THE LIABILITY OUT OF WHICH LIABILITY AROSE OR A MINIMUM OF TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS U.S. ($25).

 

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE TEXTME PARTIES DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DELETION, THE FAILURE TO STORE, THE MIS-DELIVERY, OR THE UNTIMELY DELIVERY OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY CONTENT.  WE ALSO DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY HARM OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM DOWNLOADING ANY CONTENT OR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES THROUGH TEXTME OR ITS APPS, BY USING ANY SUCH APPS.

 

THE LIMITS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ABOVE APPLY EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. TO THE EXTENT THAT IN ANY RELEVANT JURISDICTION ANY OF THE ABOVE TEXTME DISCLAIMERS OR LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY ARE NOT PERMITTED, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ANY LIABILITY (AND DAMAGES) ASSESSED TO TEXTME WILL BE LIMITED TO THE LOWEST AMOUNT AND SCOPE LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE IN THE RELEVANT JURISDICTION. 

 

GENERAL INDEMNIFICATION

 

Except for IP Claims, as defined herein, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless TextMe, its related entities and subsidiaries, employees, agents, officers and directors, affiliates, licensors, successors, and suppliers, service providers, content providers, third-party providers and contractors, and Commercial Partners (collectively the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs, or expenses of whatever kind, including attorneys’ fees, that are incurred by the Indemnified Parties, arising out of or related to any third party claim based upon or related to your use of TextMe’s Products and Services, including but not limited to any breach or violation of these T&Cs or any provisions of the relevant User Agreements.

 

IP CLAIMS INDEMNIFICATION

 

TextMe shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless you from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, and costs (”Losses”) incurred by you resulting from any third-party claim, suit, action, or proceeding that the Products or Services, or any use of the Products or Service in accordance with these T&Cs and the User Agreements, infringes or misappropriates such third party’s US patents, copyrights, or trade secrets (collectively “IP Claims”), provided that you promptly notifies TextMe in writing of the claim, cooperate with TextMe, and allows TexMe sole authority to control the defense and settlement of such claim.

 

If such an IP Claim is made or appears possible, you agree to permit TextMe, at TextMe’s sole discretion, to (a) modify or replace the Products or Services, or component or part thereof, to make it non-infringing, or (b) obtain the right for you to continue use. If TextMe determines in its sole discretion that none of these alternatives is reasonably available, TextMe may terminate this T&C and any other User Agreements, in its entirety or with respect to the affected component or part, in the sole discretion of TextMe effective immediately.

 

This shall not apply to the extent that the alleged infringement arises from: (a) use of the Products and Services in combination with data, software, hardware, equipment, or technology not provided by TextMe or explicitly authorized by TextMe in writing; (b) modifications to the Products and Services not made by TextMe; (c) use of any version other than the most current version of the Products or Services made available to you; or (d) concerns third-party products or services.

 

You shall indemnify, hold harmless, and, at TextMe’s option, defend TextMe from and against any Losses resulting from any third-party IP Claim based on your, or any user to which you provide access or use of the Products and Services: (i) negligence or willful misconduct; or (ii) use of, or access to, the Products and Services in a manner not authorized or contemplated by these T&Cs or the relevant User Agreements; (iii) use the Products and Services in combination with data, software, hardware, equipment or technology not provided by TextMe or authorized by TextMe in writing; (iv) modifications to the Products and Services not made by TextMe; or (v) use of any version other than the most current version of the Products and Services made available to you, provided that you may not settle any third-party IP Claim against TextMe unless such settlement completely and forever releases TextMe from all liability with respect to such third-party IP Claim or unless TextMe consents to such settlement, and further provided that TextMe will have the right, at its option, to defend itself against any such third-party IP Claim or to participate in the defense thereof by counsel of its own choice.

 

THIS SECTION SETS FORTH YOUR SOLE REMEDY AND TEXTME’S SOLE LIABILITY AND OBLIGATION FOR ANY ACTUAL, THREATENED, OR ALLEGED IP CLAIMS, I.E., THAT THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES INFRINGES, MISAPPROPRIATES, OR OTHERWISE VIOLATES ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY. THE LIMITS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ABOVE APPLY EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. TO THE EXTENT THAT IN ANY RELEVANT JURISDICTION ANY OF THE ABOVE TEXTME DISCLAIMERS OR LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY ARE NOT PERMITTED, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ANY LIABILITY (AND DAMAGES) ASSESSED TO TEXTME WILL BE LIMITED TO THE LOWEST AMOUNT AND SCOPE LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE IN THE RELEVANT JURISDICTION.   


INBOUND SERVICE – INDEMNIFICATION

 

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless TextMe, its related entities and subsidiaries, employees, agents, officers and directors, affiliates, licensors, successors, and suppliers, service providers, content providers, third-party providers and contractors, and Commercial Partners (collectively the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs, or expenses of whatever kind, including attorneys’ fees, that are incurred by the Indemnified Parties, arising out of or related to any third party claim based upon or related to the Inbound Service, including but not limited to: (i) claims alleging negligence (including any reckless or willful misconduct unless prohibited by relevant law), or (ii) claims alleging any bodily injury, death of any person, or damage to real or tangible personal property caused by the negligent or more culpable acts or omissions of Indemnifying Parties or personnel of the Indemnified Parties (including any reckless or willful misconduct unless prohibited by relevant law.

 

OUTBOUND SERVICE – INDEMNIFICATION

 

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless TextMe, its related entities and subsidiaries, employees, agents, officers and directors, affiliates, licensors, successors, and suppliers, service providers, content providers, third-party providers and contractors, and Commercial Partners (collectively the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs, or expenses of whatever kind, including attorneys’ fees, that are incurred by the Indemnified Parties, arising out of or related to any third party claim based upon or related to the Outbound Service, including but not limited to: (i) claims alleging negligence (including any reckless or willful misconduct unless prohibited by relevant law), or (ii) claims alleging any bodily injury, death of any person, or damage to real or tangible personal property caused by the negligent or more culpable acts or omissions of Indemnifying Parties or personnel of the Indemnified Parties (including any reckless or willful misconduct unless prohibited by relevant law), or (iii) claims related to any failure, impairment, delay, malfunction, misrouting, non-completion, insufficient data or information, lack of location or other information, related to emergency calls placed to emergency call takers, including calls placed to 911, in connection with the Outbound Service.

 

THIRD PARTY SERVICES AND PRODUCTS 

 

TextMe Products and Services may interface or be used with third-party products and services.  TextMe makes no representation or warranty as to the reliability, security, or performance of any third-party services or products.  TextMe does not endorse any of the contents, products or services made available by those third parties and you acknowledge TextMe cannot not be held liable for use, or failure to use, said contents, products or services. 

 

Your use of such third-party contents, products or services is subject to the relevant terms and conditions to be entered into with each of those third parties.  In the event action is needed to ensure continuity of those said third-party services, it is your sole responsibility to conduct those actions and you acknowledge TextMe cannot be held liable for failure to conduct those actions. 

 

THIRD PARTY RATE PLANS

 

TextMe is not responsible for voice, messaging, data, Internet, or WiFi charges assessed by mobile operators/carriers or Internet service providers and incurred when accessing TextMe Products and Services.  Such charges are the sole responsibility of the user.

 

CHOICE OF LAW, VENUE, SEVERABILITY, NO WAIVER AND PRECEDENCE

 

These T&Cs and all User Agreements and all matters arising out of or relating to these T&Cs, whether sounding in contract, tort, or statute are governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Delaware, United States of America (including its statutes of limitations and Delaware’s choice of law statutes, without giving effect to the conflict of laws provisions thereof to the extent such principles or rules would require or permit the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than those of the State of Delaware. The parties agree that the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to this Agreement. In the event of a conflict between these T&Cs and any of the provisions provided for in our User Agreements, the terms of these T&Cs shall prevail. In the event of a conflicts internal to these T&Cs where if it is determined that the general terms conflict with a provision specific to a Product or Service, the specific term shall prevail, provided that the intent of these T&Cs and User Agreements is that such terms and conditions must be interpreted cumulatively such that a specific term is in addition to general terms.  You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or dispute arising from the access to or use of the Content, Products or Services resides in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California or a superior court for the State of California located in San Francisco.  If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. TextMe’s failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive the TextMe’s right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. You may not assign or transfer any of the User Agreements or any rights hereunder, and any attempt to the contrary is void.  

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

TextMe operates under the laws of the United States. TextMe makes no representation that its Products and Services can be used outside the United States.  It is your responsibility to assess whether you can use Our Products and Services in any relevant jurisdiction and you agree to comply with the export and import laws and regulations of the United States and other applicable countries.

 

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and TextMe as a result of this agreement or use of the Products and Services.  A printed version of these T&Cs, User Agreements or Privacy Policy and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.