Terms of Service

Last Update: 30th June, 2012

In order to use the GAP API (the "GAP API" or "API"), access the information contained on the GAP website (the "Website") or make use of the services provided by GAP (the "Service" or "Services"), you (hereinafter referred to as "You") must first read this agreement (the "Agreement") and accept it. You may not use the GAP API, Website or Services if You do not accept this Agreement and the terms therein. You understand and agree that we will treat Your use of the Services as acceptance of the terms from the moment you are granted access. BY USING GAP AND THE GAP WEBSITE, YOU CONSENT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE PLEASE DO NOT USE THE WEBSITE AND/OR SERVICES.

By accessing the API or any other Service, You represent that You have read and agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, which also include and incorporate GAP’s Acceptable Use Policy, General Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. These terms and conditions will remain in effect throughout Your use of the Services and continue after this Agreement expires, cancels or is terminated. These terms and conditions are legally binding should You choose to register for the Service. You may not use the API or Services and may not accept the terms if (a) You are not of legal age to form a binding contract with us, or (b) You are a person barred from receiving the Services under the laws of the United Kingdom or other countries including the country in which You are resident or from which You use the Services. You agree to incorporate these GAP policies into Your own products and policies and ensure that Your customers adhere to GAP’s policies.

If You are accepting on behalf of Your employer or another entity, You represent and warrant that: (i) You have full legal authority to bind your employer, or the applicable entity, to these terms of service; (ii) You have read and understand this Agreement; and (iii) You agree, on behalf of the party that You represent, to this Agreement. If You don’t have the legal authority to bind Your employer or the applicable entity, please do not use GAP’s Services.

We reserve the right to change these Terms of Service from time to time without notice by posting them to GAP website. When we do, we will also revise the "last update" date of these Terms of Service. Your continued use of the Service after such posting will constitute acceptance by You of such amendments.

1. Grant of Rights to Use Services

1.1 Subject to Your acceptance of and compliance with this Agreement and with the payment requirements for the Services, GAP hereby grants You a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicenseable, revocable right and license during the Term of this Agreement in and under our intellectual property rights, to access and use the Services, solely in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features provided by GAP that augment or enhance the current Services shall also constitute “Services” and shall be subject to these terms and conditions. You may not, nor allow any third party to, copy, distribute, sell, disclose, lend, transfer, convey, modify, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer the Services for any purpose whatsoever. You may not allow any unauthorized third party to access the Services for any purpose whatsoever. All rights not expressly granted under this Agreement are retained by GAP.

1.2 You may write a software application or website (an "Application") that interfaces with the Services. You acknowledge that we may change, deprecate or republish APIs for any Service or feature of a Service from time to time, and that it is Your responsibility to ensure that calls or requests You make to or via our Service are compatible with then-current APIs for the Service. GAP will attempt to inform You of any changes with reasonable notice so You can adjust Your Application, but we are under no obligation to do so.

1.3 You and any Applications that You may build, distribute, or otherwise create may send messages or requests to the Services at any time that the Services are available provided that those requests do not violate the terms of the Acceptable Use Policy or other terms of this Agreement.

1.4 You may not remove, obscure, or alter any notice of any GAP trademark, service mark or other intellectual property or proprietary right appearing on the Website or contained within the Services.

1.5 Provided that You comply with the terms of this Agreement and our policies and procedures including the Acceptable Use Policy, You may use the Services to execute Applications owned or lawfully obtained by You. You are solely responsible for Your Applications, including any data, text, images or content contained therein.

1.6 You are personally responsible for all traffic originating from Your Applications using Your account credentials to the Services. As such, You should protect Your authentication keys and security credentials. Actions taken using Your credentials shall be deemed to be actions taken by You, with all consequences including service termination, civil and criminal penalties.

1.7 We may make available to You, for Your installation, copying and/or use in connection with the Services, from time to time, a variety of software, data and other content and printed and electronic documentation (the "GAP Properties"). Subject to Your acceptance of and compliance with this Agreement, ongoing compliance with its terms and conditions with respect to the subject Service, and payment if and as required for Your right to use the subject Service, GAP hereby grants to You a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license during the Term of this Agreement in and under our intellectual property rights in the GAP Properties, only to install, copy and use the GAP Properties solely in connection with and as necessary for Your use of such Services, solely in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

(a) The GAP Properties may include, without limitation:

  • The GAP Website;
  • The GAP API; and
  • Specifications describing the operational and functional capabilities, use limitations, technical and engineering requirements, and testing and performance criteria relevant to the proper use of a Service and its related APIs and technology.

(b) GAP may make available under another license agreement, such as an open source agreement, additional content or software. Any such content or software will be clearly marked with such a license indicating the usage rights available for that content or software. For such content or software released pursuant to an open license, GAP encourages You to modify, alter, tamper with, repair and/or create derivative works consistent with such license. Such content or software may include:

  • Developer tools, such as software development kits or sample code, for use in connection with the APIs; and
  • Articles and documentation for use in connection with the use and implementation of the APIs (collectively, "Documentation").

(c) Except as may be expressly authorized under this Agreement:

  • You may not, and may not attempt to, modify, alter, tamper with, repair, or otherwise create derivative works of any software included in the GAP Properties.
  • You may not, and may not attempt to, reverse engineer, disassemble, or decompile the GAP Properties or the Services or apply any other process or procedure to derive the source code of any software included in the GAP Properties.

1.8 For purposes of this Agreement, GAP hereby grants to You a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sub-licenseable, revocable license during the Term of this Agreement to display the trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, domain names of GAP (each, a “GAP Mark”) for the purpose of promoting or advertising that You use the Services, solely in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. In return You hereby grant GAP a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicenseable license during the Term of this Agreement to display Your trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, domain names and the like for the purpose of promoting or advertising that You use the Services. In using GAP Marks, You may not: (i) display a GAP Mark in any manner that implies a relationship or affiliation with, sponsorship, or endorsement by GAP; (ii) use GAP’s Marks to disparage GAP or its products or services; or (iii) display a GAP Mark on a site that violates any law or regulation. Notwithstanding the above, GAP may determine in its sole discretion whether its marks may be used in connection with Your Application. Furthermore, we may modify any GAP Marks provided to You at any time, and upon notice, You will use only the modified GAP Marks and not the old GAP Marks. Other than as specified in this Agreement, You may not use any GAP Mark unless You obtain our prior written consent. All uses of the GAP Trademarks and goodwill associated therewith shall inure to the benefit of GAP.

1.9 The rights granted by us in this Agreement with respect to the GAP Properties, the GAP Marks and the Services are nonexclusive, and we reserve the right to: (i) act as a developer of products or services related to any of the products that You may develop in connection with the GAP Properties or via Your use of the Services; and (ii) appoint third parties as developers or systems integrators who may offer products or services which compete with Your Application.

1.10 Subject to our commercially reasonable efforts and so long as Your account remains in good standing, data generated by Your use of the Service such as message records will remain available via our API for at least six months from the date such data was generated. Notwithstanding the above and without limitation to Section 7, we shall have no liability whatsoever for any damage, liabilities, losses (including any loss of data or profits) or any other consequences that You may incur with respect to loss of data associated with Your account and data therein.

2. Term, Termination and Suspension

2.1 The term (“Term”) of this Agreement will commence once You accept this Agreement as provided above. The Agreement will remain in effect until terminated by You or GAP in accordance with this Section 2.

2.2 You may terminate this Agreement for any reason or no reason at all, at Your convenience, by closing Your account for any Service for which we provide an account closing mechanism.

2.3 We may suspend Your right and license to use any or all Services or terminate this Agreement in its entirety (and, accordingly, cease providing all Services to You), for any reason or for no reason, at our discretion at any time by providing You thirty (30) days' advance notice in accordance with the notice provisions set forth in Section 10 below. If GAP determines that providing advance notice would negatively impact GAP’s ability to provide Services, GAP may suspend Your right and license to use any or all Services or terminate this Agreement in its entirety (and, accordingly, cease providing all Services to You), with no notice.

2.4 We may suspend Your right and license to use the Service or terminate this Agreement in its entirety (and, accordingly, Your right to use the Service), for cause effective as set forth below:

2.4.1 Immediately upon our notice to You in accordance with the notice provisions set forth in Section 10 below if (i) You violate any provision of the Acceptable Use Policy or we have reason to believe that You have violated the Acceptable Use Policy, (ii) there is an unusual spike or increase in Your use of the Services for which there is reason to believe such traffic or use is fraudulent or negatively impacting the operating capability of the Service; (iii) we determine, in our sole discretion, that our provision of any of the Services to You is prohibited by applicable law, or has become impractical or unfeasible for any legal or regulatory reason; or (iv) subject to applicable law, upon Your liquidation, commencement of dissolution proceedings, disposal of Your assets, failure to continue Your business, assignment for the benefit of creditors, or if You become the subject of a voluntary or involuntary bankruptcy or similar proceeding.

2.4.2 Immediately and without notice if You are in default of any payment obligation with respect to any of the Services or if any payment mechanism You have provided to us is invalid or charges are refused for such payment mechanism.

2.4.3 Five (5) days following our provision of notice to You in accordance with the notice provisions set forth in Section 10 below if You breach any other provision of this Agreement and fail, as determined by us, in our sole discretion, to cure such breach within such 5-day period.

2.5 Effect of Suspension or Termination.

2.5.1 Upon our suspension of Your use of any Services, in whole or in part, for any reason: (i) fees will continue to accrue for any Services that are still in use by You, notwithstanding the suspension; (ii) You remain liable for all fees, charges and any other obligations You have incurred through the date of suspension with respect to the Services; and (iii) all of Your rights with respect to the Services shall be terminated during the period of the suspension.

2.5.2 Upon termination of this Agreement for any reason: (i) You remain liable for all fees, charges and any other obligations You have incurred through the date of termination with respect to the Services; and (ii) all of Your rights under this Agreement shall immediately terminate.

2.6 In the event this Agreement expires or is cancelled or terminated for any reason, Sections 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 and any applicable definitions will survive any such expiration, cancellation or termination.

2.7 Following the suspension or termination of Your right to use the Services by us or by You for any reason other than a termination for cause, You shall be entitled to take advantage of any post-termination assistance we may generally elect to make available with respect to the Services such as data retrieval arrangements. We may also endeavor to provide You with unique post-suspension or post-termination assistance, but we shall be under no obligation to do so. Your right to take advantage of any such assistance, whether generally made available with respect to the Services or made available uniquely to You, shall be conditioned upon Your acceptance of and compliance with any fees and terms we specify for such assistance.

3. Downtime and Service Suspensions; Security

3.1 In addition to our rights to terminate or suspend Services to You as described in Section 2 above, You acknowledge that: (i) Your access to and use of the Services may be suspended for the duration of any unanticipated or unscheduled downtime or unavailability of any portion or all of the Services for any reason, including as a result of power outages, system failures or other interruptions; and (ii) we shall also be entitled, without any liability to You, to suspend access to any portion or all of the Services at any time, on a Service-wide basis: (a) for scheduled downtime to permit us to conduct maintenance or make modifications to any Service; (b) in the event of a denial of service attack or other attack on the Service or other event that we determine, in our sole discretion, may create a risk to the applicable Service, to You or to any of our other customers if the Service were not suspended; or (c) in the event that we determine that any Service is prohibited by applicable law or we otherwise determine that it is necessary or prudent to do so for legal or regulatory reasons (collectively, "Service Suspensions"). Without limitation to Section 7, we shall have no liability whatsoever for any damage, liabilities, losses (including any loss of data or profits) or any other consequences that You may incur as a result of any Service Suspension. To the extent we are able, we will endeavor to provide You notice of any Service Suspension in accordance with the notice provisions set forth in Section 10 below and to post updates regarding resumption of Services following any such suspension, but shall have no liability for the manner in which we may do so or if we fail to do so.

3.2 We strive to keep information You provide to us secure, but cannot guarantee that we will be successful at doing so. Accordingly, without limitation to Section 7 below, You acknowledge that You bear sole responsibility for adequate security, protection and backup of Your content including all audio recordings associated with Your account. We strongly encourage You, where available and appropriate, to use encryption technology to protect Your content from unauthorized access and to routinely archive Your content. We will have no liability to You for any unauthorized access or use, corruption, deletion, destruction or loss of any of Your content.

4. Promotional Credits

4.1 We may award credits, points or any of our other virtual currencies (each individually or collectively referred to as “Promotional Credits”) in connection with promotions or other giveaways. Acquisition of Promotional Credits provides only a limited, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to use such Promotional Credits to access Services that we expressly make available for use with the Promotional Credits. Promotional Credits have no monetary value and do not constitute currency or property of any type. Promotional Credits may not be sold or transferred, and cannot be exchanged for cash or for any other goods or services, except for Services. We may cancel any Promotional Credits transferred, assigned or sold in violation of this Agreement.

4.2 During the term of Your license to Promotional Credits, You have the right to redeem Promotional Credits for selected Services. We neither guarantee the availability of particular Services nor that particular Services will be offered for any particular time.

4.3 The term of Your Promotional Credits license starts when You acquire such Promotional Credits and, subject to this Agreement, expires upon the earlier of (a) twelve months from the date of award (as the context requires and applicable to each individual award); or (b) the date that Your access to the Services is expired, suspended, cancelled or terminated as set forth herein. If You do not use Your account for twelve months, or if You delete Your account, any remaining Promotional Credits may be redeemed, cancelled or expired by us. Once Promotional Credits are redeemed for Services, such Services are not returnable, exchangeable or refundable for Promotional Credits or any other virtual currency, or for cash or goods or services.

4.4 Promotional Credits may only be held by legal residents of countries where access to and use of the Services and Promotional Credits are permitted. Promotional Credits may only be awarded by us or through means we provide on the Website or otherwise expressly authorize. We can cancel or suspend Your access to Promotional Credits in our sole discretion and without prior notice, if (a) You fail to comply with this Agreement; or (b) if we otherwise suspect fraud or misuse of Promotional Credits. We have no obligation or responsibility to, and will not reimburse You for, any Promotional Credits lost due to such cancellation or suspension.

4.5 We have the absolute right to offer, manage, regulate, modify and/or eliminate Promotional Credits or any portion thereof, at any time, without any liability to You.

5. Fees

In its sole discretion, GAP shall determine whether You are eligible for a free trial subscription to its Services, which terms of the free trial are set forth here. Free trials are limited to one per person, and if we find that You have created multiple free trial accounts, we reserve the right to suspend those accounts and take actions to prevent additional violations.

5.1 In its sole discretion, GAP shall determine whether You are eligible for a free trial subscription to its Services, which terms of the free trial are set forth here. Free trials are limited to one per person, and if we find that You have created multiple free trial accounts, we reserve the right to suspend those accounts and take actions to prevent additional violations.

5.2 To the extent the Services or any portion thereof are made available for any fee, You agree to pay all applicable fees (including any minimum subscription fees) as set forth here. You agree to pay any carrier costs, such as messages transported into or out of the Services. We may increase or add new fees for any existing Service or Service feature by giving You 30 days' advance notice. All fees payable by You are exclusive of applicable taxes and duties, including, without limitation, VAT and applicable sales tax. You will provide such information to us as reasonably required to determine whether we are obligated to collect VAT from You. You are responsible for any charges imposed on GAP by a carrier related to government fees for telecommunications, if applicable.

5.3 We may specify the manner in which You will pay any fees, and any such payment shall be subject to our general accounts receivable policies from time to time in effect. All amounts payable by You under this Agreement will be made without setoff or counterclaim and without deduction or withholding. If any deduction or withholding is required by applicable law, You shall notify us and shall pay such additional amounts to us as necessary to ensure that the net amount that we receive, after such deduction and withholding, equals the amount we would have received if no such deduction or withholding had been required. Additionally, You shall provide us with documentation that the withholding and deducted amounts have been paid to the relevant taxing authority.

5.4 Should You have any dispute as to fees associated with Your account, please contact us at support@globalalerting.com within 90 days of the date of the activity that generated such dispute, and we will attempt to resolve the matter. Any and all refunds issued to resolve such a dispute shall be issued as credits to Your account, but in no event shall there be any cash refunds. Disputes older than 90 days shall not be entitled to any refunds or credits.

6. Intellectual Property

6.1 Other than the limited use and access rights and licenses expressly set forth in this Agreement, we reserve all right, title and interest (including all intellectual property and proprietary rights) in and to: (i) the Services; (ii) the GAP Properties; (iii) the GAP Marks; and (iv) any other technology and software that we provide or use to provide the Services and the GAP Properties. You do not, by virtue of this Agreement or otherwise, acquire any ownership interest or rights in the Services, the GAP Properties, the GAP Marks, or such other technology and software, except for the limited use and access rights described in this Agreement.

6.2 GAP may, at its discretion, offer certain Software Development Kits, tools, application samples, or documentation under an open source license. Any such products will be marked with copyright details, and those copyrights will apply to those and only those documents. GAP reserves all rights to any documents, tools, services, technologies and the like not designated with an open license.

6.3 Other than the rights and interests expressly set forth in this Agreement and excluding any and all works derived from GAP Properties, You reserve all right, title and interest (including all intellectual property and proprietary rights) in and to: (i) content and data You may send to us or use as part of Your use of any Services ("Your Content"); and (ii) Your Applications.

6.4 In the event You elect, in connection with any of the Services, to communicate to us suggestions for improvements to the Services, the GAP Properties or the GAP Marks (collectively, "Feedback"), we shall own all right, title, and interest in and to the same, even if You have designated the Feedback as confidential, and we shall be entitled to use the Feedback without restriction. Furthermore, any other content or information You post or provide to GAP via comments, forums, emails and the like (collectively, “Communications”) shall be considered the property of GAP. You hereby irrevocably assign all right, title and interest in and to the Feedback and Communications to us and agree to provide us such assistance as we may require to document, perfect, and maintain our rights to the Feedback and Communications.

6.5 During and after the Term of the Agreement, with respect to any of the Services that You elect to use, You will not assert, nor will You authorize, assist, or encourage any third party to assert, against us or any of our customers, end users, vendors, business partners (including third party sellers on websites operated by or on behalf of us), sub-licensees or transferees, any patent infringement or other intellectual property infringement claim with respect to such Services.

6.6 GAP respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If You believe that Your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that Your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, You should notify GAP of Your infringement claim in accordance with the procedure set forth below.

7. Representations and Warranties; Disclaimers; Limitations of Liability

7.1 You represent and warrant that You will not use the Website, Services, GAP Properties, GAP Marks, Your Application or Your Content in a manner that violates the Acceptable Use Policy. To this effect, we ask that You take reasonable precautions to promote best practices. Although GAP does not assume the duty or obligation to monitor any materials created, posted or uploaded by You or any third parties, GAP reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to monitor any and all materials posted or uploaded by You or any third parties at any time without prior notice to ensure that they conform to any usage guidelines or policies (including our Acceptable Use Policy) relating to our Website or Services.

7.2 You also acknowledge and understand that we do NOT currently allow You to send messages of any type to any recognised emergency service (e.g. traditional 999, 112, 911, E911, or similar) without an explicit written contract us. The Services are not intended to replace any primary phone service, such as a traditional landline or mobile phone, that may be used to contact emergency services.

7.3 You represent and warrant: (i) that You are solely responsible for the development, operation, and maintenance of Your Application and for Your Content, including without limitation, the accuracy, appropriateness and completeness of Your Content and all product-related materials and descriptions; (ii) that You have the necessary rights and licenses, consents, permissions, waivers and releases to use and display Your Application and Your Content; (iii) that neither Your Application nor Your Content (a) violates, misappropriates or infringes any rights of us or any third party, (b) constitutes defamation, invasion of privacy or publicity, or otherwise violates any rights of any third party, or (c) is designed for use in any illegal activity or promotes illegal activities, including, without limitation, in a manner that might be libelous or defamatory or otherwise malicious, illegal or harmful to any person or entity, or discriminatory based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age; (iv) that neither Your Application nor Your Content contains any harmful components; and (v) to the extent to which You use any of the GAP Marks, that You will conduct Your business in a professional manner and in a way that reflects favorably on the goodwill and reputation of GAP. You also represent and warrant that You are responsible for any charges incurred by virtue of Your use of the Application, no matter whether the Application acted in error.

7.4 You understand and agree that following the termination of this Agreement for any reason, your account number(s) may be re-assigned to another customer. You agree that GAP will not be liable for damages (including consequential or special damages) arising out of any such re-assignment and You hereby waive any claims with respect to any such re-assignment, whether based on contractual, tort or other grounds, even if GAP has been advised of the possibility of damages.

7.5 You represent and warrant that You have read and understood the Acceptable Use Policy, Privacy Policy and General Terms and Conditions, and You agree to abide by their terms, where applicable, including as incorporated by reference herein. You further agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national, foreign and international laws and regulations and that You will be solely responsible for all acts or omissions that occur under Your account or password, including the content of Your transmissions through the Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, You agree not to violate any provisions of the Acceptable Use Policy.

7.6 You represent and warrant that without GAP’s express written consent You will not use, and will not authorize any third party to use, any Public Software (as defined below) in connection with the Services in any manner that requires, pursuant to the license applicable to such Public Software, that any GAP Properties or Services be (a) disclosed or distributed in source code form, (b) made available free of charge to recipients, or (c) modifiable without restriction by recipients. With respect to any Feedback or Communications, You represent and warrant that such Feedback and Communications, in whole or in part, contributed by or through You, (i) is legally distributable by You, either because You own the copyright or because You have fully complied with any copyright terms associated with the software or content, (ii) contains no third party software or any software that may be considered Public Software and (iii) does not violate, misappropriate or infringe any intellectual property rights of any third party. "Public Software" means any software, documentation or other material that contains, or is derived (in whole or in part) from, any software, documentation or other material that is distributed as free software, open source software (e.g., Linux) or similar licensing or distribution models, including, but not limited to software, documentation or other material licensed or distributed under any of the following licenses or distribution models, or licenses or distribution models similar to any of the following: (i) GNU's General Public License (GPL), Lesser/Library GPL (LGPL), or Free Documentation License, (ii) The Artistic License (e.g., PERL), (iii) the Mozilla Public License, (iv) the Netscape Public License, (v) the Sun Community Source License (SCSL), (vi) the Sun Industry Standards License (SISL), (vii) the BSD License and (viii) the Apache License.

7.7 You represent and warrant that: (i) the information You provide in connection with Your registration for the Services is accurate and complete; (ii) You are duly authorized to do business in the jurisdiction where You operate; and (iii) You are an authorized representative of Your entity duly authorized to access the Services and to legally bind You to this Agreement and all transactions conducted under Your account.

7.8 GAP PROPERTIES, THE GAP MARKS, THE SERVICES AND ALL TECHNOLOGY, SOFTWARE, FUNCTIONS, CONTENT, IMAGES, MATERIALS AND OTHER DATA OR INFORMATION PROVIDED BY US OR OUR LICENSORS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH (COLLECTIVELY THE "SERVICE OFFERINGS") ARE P ROVIDED "AS IS." WE AND OUR LICENSORS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE WITH RESPECT TO THE GAP PROPERTIES, THE GAP MARKS, THE SERVICES OR THE PROMOTIONAL CREDITS. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE AND OUR LICENSORS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF ANY COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. WE AND OUR LICENSORS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES OR WEBSITE WILL FUNCTION AS DESCRIBED, WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, OR FREE OF HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT THE DATA YOU STORE WITHIN THE SERVICES WILL BE SECURE OR NOT OTHERWISE LOST OR DAMAGED. WE AND OUR LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SERVICE OR WEBSITE INTERRUPTIONS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, POWER OUTAGES, SYSTEM FAILURES OR OTHER INTERRUPTIONS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR FROM ANY THIRD PARTY OR THROUGH THE SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.

7.9 In addition to the foregoing, we specifically disclaim all liability, and You shall be solely responsible for the development, operation, and maintenance of Your Application and for all materials that appear on or within Your Application and Your Content and You agree that You shall, without limitation, be solely responsible for:

7.9.1 the technical operation of Your Application and all related equipment;

7.9.2 the accuracy and appropriateness of any materials posted on or within Your Application or Your Content (including, among other things, any product-related materials);

7.9.3 ensuring that any materials posted on Your site or within Your Application do not violate our Acceptable Use Policy, are not illegal and do not promote illegal activities, including without limitation any activities that might be libelous or defamatory or otherwise malicious, illegal or harmful to any person or entity, or discriminatory based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age;

7.9.4 ensuring that Your Application accurately and adequately discloses, either through a privacy policy or otherwise, how You collect, use, store, and disclose data collected from visitors, including, where applicable, that third parties (including advertisers) may serve content and/or advertisements and collect information directly from visitors and may place or recognize cookies on visitors' browsers; and

7.9.5 any of Your users' or customers' claims relating to Your Application or Your Content or any Services utilized in connection with Your Application.

7.10 NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR LICENSORS SHALL BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER LOSSES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY SUCH DAMAGES RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE GAP PROPERTIES, THE GAP MARKS, THE SERVICES OR PROMOTIONAL CREDITS; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES; OR (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR CONTENT. IN ANY CASE, OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU TO US HEREUNDER FOR THE SERVICES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

7.11 THE SERVICES DO NOT AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO SUPPORT OR CARRY OR TRANSPORT EMERGENCY MESSAGES TO ANY EMERGENCY SERVICES. "EMERGENCY SERVICES SHALL MEAN SERVICES THAT ALLOW A USER TO CONNECT WITH EMERGENCY SERVICES PERSONNEL OR PUBLIC SAFETY ANSWERING POINTS SUCH AS 999, 112, 911 OR E911 SERVICES." NEITHER GAP NOR ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AFFILIATES MAY BE HELD LIABLE WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER FORM OF LIABILITY FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGE, OR LOSS (AND YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL SUCH CLAIMS OR CAUSES OF ACTION), ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO YOUR INABILITY TO USE GAP OR ITS SERVICES TO CONTACT ANY EMERGENCY SERVICES, OR YOUR FAILURE TO MAKE ADDITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS TO ACCESS EMERGENCY SERVICES.

7.12 Third Party Materials: Certain content, products, and services available via the GAP website (or links contained therein) may include materials, software, plug-ins, applications and other resources from third parties and access to third party websites (collectively "Third Party Materials"). You acknowledge and agree that GAP is not responsible for examining or evaluating the content or accuracy of any such Third Party Materials and that GAP does not warrant or endorse and does not assume (and will not have) any liability or responsibility for any Third Party Materials or any damage or loss resulting therefrom. The availability of Third Party Materials is provided solely as a convenience to you. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Third Party Materials, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness thereof. Please also remember that all use of the GAP website and service is subject to the GAP Terms of Service.

8. Indemnification

8.1 You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us, our affiliates and licensors, each of our and their business partners (including third party sellers on websites operated by or on behalf of us) and each of our and their respective employees, officers, directors and representatives, harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, liabilities, judgments, penalties, fines, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys fees), arising out of or in connection with any claim arising out of (i) Your use of the Services, GAP Properties and/or GAP Marks in a manner not authorized by this Agreement, and/or in violation of the applicable restrictions, the Acceptable Use Policy, and/or applicable law, (ii) Your Application, Your Content, or the combination of either with other applications, content or processes, including but not limited to any claim involving infringement or misappropriation of third-party rights and/or the use, development, design, manufacture, production, advertising, promotion and/or marketing of Your Application and/or Your Content, (iii) Your violation of any term or condition of this Agreement, the Acceptable Use Policy or any applicable additional policies, including without limitation, Your representations and warranties, or (iv) You or Your employees' or personnel's negligence or wilful misconduct.

8.2 We agree to promptly notify You of any claim subject to indemnification; provided that our failure to promptly notify You shall not affect Your obligations hereunder except to the extent that our failure to promptly notify You delays or prejudices Your ability to defend the claim. At our option, You will have the right to defend against any such claim with counsel of Your own choosing (subject to our written consent) and to settle such claim as You deem appropriate, provided that You shall not enter into any settlement without our prior written consent and provided that we may, at any time, elect to take over control of the defence and settlement of the claim.

9. Disputes

9.1 Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, we may seek injunctive or other relief in any state, federal, or national court of competent jurisdiction for any actual or alleged infringement of GAP’s or any third party's intellectual property rights and/or proprietary rights. You further acknowledge that our rights in the GAP Services, GAP Properties and the GAP Marks are of a special, unique, extraordinary character, giving them peculiar value, the loss of which cannot be readily estimated and may not be adequately compensated for in monetary damages.

9.2 By using the Services, You agree that the laws of the United Kingdom, without regard to principles of conflicts of laws, will govern this Agreement and any dispute of any sort that might arise between You and us.

10. Notices

10.1 Notices made by us under this Agreement for You or Your account specifically (e.g., notices of breach and/or suspension) will be provided to You via a via the email address provided to us in Your registration for the Services or in any updated email address You provide to us in accordance with standard account information update procedures we may provide from time to time. It is Your responsibility to keep Your email address current and You will be deemed to have received any email sent to any such email address, upon our sending of the email, whether or not You actually receive the email.

10.2 For notices made by You to us under this Agreement and for questions regarding this Agreement or the Services, You may contact GAP by mail as follows: AWS Ltd, Broomvale Business Centre, Bramford Road, Ipswich IP8 4JU, Unitied Kingdom, or by contacting us at support@globalalerting.com

11. Miscellaneous Provisions

11.1 Responsibility. If You authorize, assist, encourage or facilitate another person or entity to take any action related to the subject matter of this Agreement, You shall be deemed to have taken the action Yourself.

11.2 Severability. If any portion of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining portions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect, and any invalid or unenforceable portions shall be construed in a manner that most closely reflects the effect and intent of the original language. If such construction is not possible, the provision will be severed from this Agreement, and the rest of the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

11.3 Message Routing. You may not use phone numbers provided by GAP ("GAP Phone Numbers") to route SMS messages over any other provider's network. All SMS messages must be sent and received via GAP's Services.

11.4 Waivers. The failure by us to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall in no way be construed to be a present or future waiver of such provision nor in any way affect our right to enforce such provision thereafter. All waivers by us must be in writing to be effective.

11.5 Successors and Assigns. This Agreement will be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective successors and assigns.

11.6 Entire Agreement. This Agreement incorporates by reference all policies and guidelines posted on the GAP Website and as may be modified thereafter (including the Acceptable Use Policy, the General Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy) and constitutes the entire agreement between You and us regarding the subject matter hereof and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous representation, understanding, agreement, or communication between You and us, whether written or oral, regarding such subject matter.

11.7 No Endorsement. You understand and acknowledge that we are not certifying nor endorsing, and have no obligation to certify or endorse, any of Your Applications or Your Content.

11.8 International Sale of Goods; Export and Import Control Laws and Regulations. You and GAP hereby agree to opt out from and expressly exclude any applicability of the Uniform Information Transactions Act (UCITA). Services, Content, and product derived or obtained from GAP’s Services may be subject to the U.K. export laws and the export or import laws of other countries. You agree to comply strictly with all such laws and, in particular, shall: (a) obtain any export, reexport, or import authorizations required by the U.K. or your local laws; (b) not use Services, Content, or direct product from GAP’s Services to design, develop or produce missile, chemical/biological, or nuclear weaponry; and (c) not provide Services, Content, or direct product from GAP’s Services to prohibited countries and entities identified in the U.K. export regulations.

11.9 No Agency. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as creating a partnership, contract of employment, agency, joint venture or franchise relationship between GAP with you.

11.10 No Third Party Beneficiary. You acknowledge and agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in the Terms, there shall be no third party beneficiary to this agreement.

GAP is a trading style of Active Web Solutions Ltd

Fair Use Policy

AWS' Global Alerting Platform (GAP) is a multi-tenanted system capable of supporting many thousands of messaging devices. Access to GAP is granted subject to a Fair Use Policy designed to ensure that excessive use of GAP's messaging features by a minority of users does not adversely affect the service levels provided to the majority.

The following activities are not permitted within GAP:

  1. Unlawful, fraudulent, criminal or otherwise illegal activities.
  2. Sending, receiving, distributing, disseminating, encouraging the receipt of, uploading, downloading, or using any material which is offensive, abusive, defamatory, indecent, obscene, unlawful, harassing or menacing or a breach of the copyright, trademark, intellectual property, confidence, privacy or any other rights of any person.
  3. Use for commercial purposes.
  4. Sending unsolicited emails, advertising or promotional materials, offering to sell any goods or services, or conducting or forwarding surveys, contests or chain letters.
  5. Activities that invade another's privacy, cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any person.
  6. Activities that are in breach of any other third party's rights.
  7. Anything that may disrupt or interfere with the GAP platform or services.
  8. Granting access to GAP services to others.
  9. Making excessive use of, or placing unusual burdens on, the GAP platform, for example by sending or receiving large volumes of email.
  10. Addition of more than 30 contact addresses within each Address Book group.
  11. Circumventing GAP's authentication mechanism.
  12. Monitoring or recording the actions of any person entitled to be in your home or business premises without their knowledge or any person or thing outside of your home or premises including, without limitation, any public highway or roadway or another person's home or business premises.

Contractual arrangements with device resellers typically provide packaged bundles, where a device is permitted a fixed data allowance on a monthly basis. The data used by each device on the GAP platform will be monitored each month and where usage exceeds the contractual allowance, AWS reserves the right to take remedial action including, but not limited to, the following:

  • warning offending users of their excessive data usage
  • limiting functionality available to offending users
  • moving offending users onto higher cost / higher data allowance packages
  • charging for excessive data usage on a per-byte basis

Following a warning, if a user continues to exceed his data allowance, AWS reserves the right to remove the user account from the GAP platform.