PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. All users of this site agree that access to and use of this site are subject to the following terms and conditions and other applicable law. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use this site.
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Note: Shopper Approved does NOT accept sites with the following types of content:
Shopper Approved is the sole judge of if a website is approved or rejected.Rating & Review Ownership
In order to maintain the independent, objective 3rd party standards necessary for Shopper Approved to officially validate and approve your customer ratings and reviews, in addition to allowing you to actively display the Shopper Approved brand via Trust Seals, Testimonial Widgets, Milestone Awards, and any other public association in conjunction with the customer ratings and reviews we collect on behalf of your company, all ratings and reviews collected by Shopper Approved immediately become the sole property of Shopper Approved. In order to protect the integrity of the Shopper Approved brand for everyone, we cannot allow you or any other third party to host or display any ratings collected by Shopper Approved without our direct consent. Unauthorized use of any Shopper Approved ratings or reviews, could cause serious damage to our reputation, and may be cause for legal action.
If for some reason, you decide that you would like to discontinue using our services, you can assume ownership of your ratings and reviews for a one-time processing and transfer fee of $197 (contact customer support for instructions). As part of the transfer, you agree to permanently remove any instance, relation, or association of the Shopper Approved name and/or brand from your ratings and reviews. Your transfer file will be in a .csv format and can take up to 7 business days to process.
While using our services you will be opted in to receive email updates pertaining to your account and the various services we provide. You may unsubscribe at anytime by clicking on the "Modify your subscription" link at the bottom of any email sent.Copyright
The entire content included in this site, including but not limited to text, graphics or code is copyrighted as a collective work under the United States and other copyright laws, and is the property of Shopper Approved. The collective work includes works that are licensed to Shopper Approved. Copyright 2010, Shopper Approved ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Permission is granted to electronically copy and print hard copy portions of this site for the sole purpose of placing an order with Shopper Approved or purchasing Shopper Approved products. Any other use, including but not limited to the reproduction, distribution, display or transmission of the content of this site is strictly prohibited, unless authorized by Shopper Approved. You further agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from the site.Trademarks
All trademarks, service marks and trade names of Shopper Approved used in the site are trademarks or registered trademarks of Shopper Approved.Warranty Disclaimer
This site and the materials and products on this site are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, Shopper Approved disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Shopper Approved does not represent or warrant that the functions contained in the site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that the defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes the site available are free of viruses or other harmful components. Shopper Approved does not make any warranties or representations regarding the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or otherwise. Some states do not permit limitations or exclusions on warranties, so the above limitations may not apply to you.Limitation of Liability
Shopper Approved shall not be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the services and products offered on this site, or the performance of the services and products. Shopper Approved does not guarantee or warranty any information that they gather or use.Typographical Errors
The content and materials on this site may contain inaccuracies and typographical errors. Shopper Approved does not warrant the accuracy of completeness of the materials or the reliability of any statement or other information displayed or distributed through the site. You acknowledge that any reliance on any such information shall be at your sole risk.Seal Removal/Account Cancellation
Due to the nature of the services provided, Shopper Approved reserves the right to remove seals from any website and/or cancel any account for any reason at their discretion without prior notice or notification.Term; Termination
These terms and conditions are applicable to you upon your accessing the site and/or completing the registration or shopping process. These terms and conditions, or any part of them, may be updated or terminated by Shopper Approved without notice at any time, for any reason. The provisions relating to Copyrights, Trademark, Disclaimer, Limitation of Liability, Indemnification and Miscellaneous, shall survive any termination.Notice
Shopper Approved may deliver notice to you by means of e-mail, a general notice on the site, or by other reliable method to the address you have provided to Shopper Approved.Google, Yahoo and Bing 3rd Party Syndication
As part of our rating and review service, we have a content syndication agreements with Google, Yahoo and Bing that allow us to directly syndicate and publicly display the ratings and reviews that we collect into multiple strategic locations in Google, Yahoo and Bing. In order to maintain your syndication feeds, you must be actively and consistently collecting ratings and reviews and be an active, paying member of Shopper Approved in good standing. Also, due to the nature of our service, additional search engines, social media sites, and other 3rd parties may syndicate and publicly display our clients ratings and reviews. Please note that any efforts to artificially inflate or manipulate your ratings and reviews in an effort to have your reviews syndicated into Google or any other 3rd parties will be immediate grounds for account cancellation.Affiliates
Each individual seal that you purchase is allotted 1,200,000 impressions per year. If a particular seal exceeds 1,200,000 impressions in a given year, Shopper Approved may at their discretion charge bandwidth overage fees at the rate of $15 per 100,000 impressions per seal. Shopper Approved has the right to charge accumulated overage fees at any time once a seal allotment has been exceeded.Guarantees
Shopper Approved Platinum member services come with a 30 day money back guarantee. This guarantee is explained below:30 day money back guarantee - In order to qualify for the 30 day money back guarantee, if you are unsatisfied with our services for any reason, simply contact our support staff within the first 30 days of your membership and we will give you a full refund.
Your use of this site shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the state of Utah, U.S.A., without regard to choice of law provisions, and not by the 1980 U.N. Convention on contracts for the international sale of goods. You agree that jurisdiction over and venue in any legal proceeding directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to this site (including but not limited to the purchase of Shopper Approved products) shall be in the state or federal courts located in Weber County, Utah. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the site (including but not limited to the purchase of Shopper Approved products) must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. Shopper Approved's failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any of these terms and conditions. Shopper Approved may assign its rights and duties under this Agreement to any party at any time without notice to you.Use of Site
Harassment in any manner or form on the site, including via e-mail, chat, or by use of obscene or abusive language, is strictly forbidden. Impersonation of others, including a Shopper Approved or other licensed employee, host, or representative, as well as other members or visitors on the site is prohibited. You may not upload to, distribute, or otherwise publish through the site any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable which may constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or which may otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law. You may not upload commercial content on the site or use the site to solicit others to join or become members of any other commercial online service or other organization.Participation Disclaimer
Shopper Approved does not and cannot review all communications and materials posted to or created by users accessing the site or using our services, and is not in any manner responsible for the content of these communications and materials. You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view and display user-generated content hosted on the site, Shopper Approved is merely acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any contents or activities on the site. However, Shopper Approved reserves the right to block or remove communications or materials that it determines to be (a) abusive, defamatory, or obscene, (b) fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading, (c) in violation of a copyright, trademark or; other intellectual property right of another or (d) offensive or otherwise unacceptable to Shopper Approved in its sole discretion.Indemnification
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Shopper Approved, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers (collectively the "Service Providers") from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of these terms and conditions or any activity related to your seals or account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the site using your account.Third-Party Links
In an attempt to provide increased value to our visitors, Shopper Approved may link to sites operated by third parties. However, even if the third party is affiliated with Shopper Approved, Shopper Approved has no control over these linked sites, all of which have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of Shopper Approved. These linked sites are only for your convenience and therefore you access them at your own risk. Nonetheless, Shopper Approved seeks to protect the integrity of its web site and the links placed upon it and therefore requests any feedback on not only its own site, but for sites it links to as well (including if a specific link does not work).