These Terms and Conditions( "Agreement" )are a legally binding agreement between the user or subscriber of the Service ("User" or "you") and SEO Science, a brand of Billion Media Limited, located at Liverpool Innovation Park, Edge Lane, Liverpool L7 9NJ ("SEO Science", "we" or "us").
By registering for the Service or by accessing or using the Service or Website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to the terms of this Agreement.
If you are entering into this Agreement on behalf of a business or other legal entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind such an entity to this Agreement, in which case the terms “User”, “you” or “your” shall refer to such entity.
If you do not have such authority, or if you do not agree with the terms of this Agreement, you must not accept this Agreement and may not use the Service. You acknowledge that this Agreement is a contract between you and SEO Science, even though it is electronic and is not physically signed by you, and it governs your use of the Service.
The "Service" consists of a package of online marketing and management tools for search engine optimisation ("SEO") and digital marketing located at www.seoscience.com or another URL we designate (the "Website"), which includes tools for research and analysis, tracking of search engine performance, and website auditing.
2. Updates and the inclusion of Additional Services.
The Service includes all updates, modifications and enhancements that SEO Science elects to introduce to its users at no additional charge (“Updates”). All Updates shall be subject to the terms of this Agreement. You may subscribe to additional products and services from SEO Science, which shall be subject to the terms of this Agreement, including any supplementary terms made applicable to such additional products and services, or to separate terms and conditions to be accepted by you prior to subscribing to such additional products and services.
3. Third Party Sites, Services and Products.
1. Visitors and Users.
You can visit the Website in a visitor (non-registered) capacity. To use the Service, you must register as either a paid or unpaid User. As an unpaid User, you will have access only to certain limited functionality that SEO Science elects to make available on an unpaid trial or free basis (“Unpaid Services”). As a paid User you will have access to certain additional features, which may include, without limitation, reporting and the ability to save your preferences and other settings (“Paid Services”).
2. Right to Use Services.
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, SEO Science hereby grants you permission to access and use the Service and the Website solely for your own internal business purposes in accordance with this Agreement and the limitations of the subscription plan that you select when subscribing to the Service (“Subscription Plan”). You represent and warrant that: (a) all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information; (c) you are at least 18 years of age and have the capacity and authority to enter into this Agreement; and (d) your use of the Service does not and will not violate any applicable law or regulation. If you are under 18, you may not register or attempt to register for the Service.
You may not, directly or indirectly, (a) sublicense, resell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, time share or otherwise commercially exploit or make the Service or any portion of it available to any third party; (b) use the Service for any purpose or in any manner that is unlawful (including without limitation in violation of any data, privacy, anti-bribery or export control laws) or is prohibited by this Agreement; (c) read or attempt to read or derive the source code of the Service or the software underlying the Service (except as permitted by law); (d) work around any technical limitations in the Service; (e) interfere or attempt to interfere with or disrupt the integrity, security, functionality or performance of the Service or its components; (f) use the Service in any manner that damages or impairs the Website or interferes with any other party’s use of the Service; (g) modify, translate, adapt, create or attempt to create any derivative works of the Service; (h) access the Service if you are a competitor of ours or use the Service to build a similar or competitive work; (i) hack or otherwise attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Service or its related systems or networks; or (j) use or launch any automated system, including, "robots," "spiders," or "offline readers," 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 a conventional browser. You will promptly notify Us if you learn of any unauthorised use or breach of security related to the Services.
You are solely responsible for all data, information, suggestions, text, content and other materials that you upload, post, deliver, provide or otherwise transmit or store (hereinafter, “post(ing)”) to or in connection with the Service (“Content”). By posting Content to or through the Service, you grant SEO Science a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid, sublicensable and transferable licence to use, modify, reproduce, distribute, display, publish and perform such Content in connection with its provision of the Service. SEO Science has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the Content, the Services and your use thereof. You agree that we may remove or disable any Content that we in good faith determine violates any applicable law, the terms of this Agreement, or any third party right (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of any claim or allegation by a third party or governmental or regulatory authority relating to such Content) and we may disclose such Content and other information about your use of the Service if legally required to do so provided we will notify you (if not legally prohibited from doing so) in advance of such disclosure of Content which is not already public (through no fault of Ours). You understand that the Service, including any Content, may be unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices; and (c) transmission to SEO Science’s third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to operate and maintain the Service. You acknowledge and agree that you bear sole responsibility for adequate security, protection and backup of the Content that you post to the Service and you warrant and represent that your Content and your use of your Content will not violate any applicable law or any third party right. SEO Science will have no liability for any unauthorised access or use of any of your Content, or any corruption, deletion, destruction or loss thereof. You understand and agree that we may monitor your use of the Service as well as the use of the Service by all of our users and that we may use the information gathered in an aggregated and anonymous manner. You agree that we may use and publish such aggregate and anonymised information, provided that such information does not identify you. In addition, we may use the information that you submit to the Service without identifying you for purposes of improving the Service.
To register as a User of Unpaid Services or Paid Services, you must create a user account (“User Account”) by following the registration procedures and instructions set out on the Website. There is no cost to create the User Account, however, to access the functionality within the Paid Services, you will be required to provide billing details. Each User Account is intended and designed for use by an individual user, unless otherwise stated in your Subscription Plan.
2. User Responsibilities.
You are solely responsible for (a) each Authorised User’s compliance with the terms of this Agreement; (b) maintaining accurate account information at all times, including a valid email address and billing information, if applicable, and updating such information as necessary; and (c) obtaining, maintaining and supporting at your own expense all hardware, software and services necessary to access the Service, including, but not limited to, internet service providers, telecommunications providers, and web browsers. You are also responsible for maintaining the security of all of your User Accounts, including, but not limited to, your User login and password, and for all activity occurring under your User Accounts.
Users of Paid Services will be charged the fees set forth in the relevant Subscription Plan or as otherwise agreed with SEO Science in a written ordering document or other form of written agreement signed by SEO Science and you. You agree to pay the Fees monthly or annually in advance according to your Subscription Plan, or as otherwise agreed between you and us, by credit card or another payment method accepted on the Website. If you decide to pay for the Service according to the invoice(s), you agree to pay all undisputed invoices within thirty (30) days, unless otherwise mutually agreed between you and us in writing. You agree that we may charge interest of 1.5% per month for past due invoices, or the highest rate permitted by law, and you are liable for reasonable legal fees and collection costs arising from our efforts to collect on past due amounts. If you fail to pay an invoice, we reserve the right to cancel your subscription and access to the Service, and any data associated with your subscription or the Service. You can access the details of your Subscription Plan by accessing your User Account. Any bank fees and charges shall be borne solely by you. Unless otherwise stated, all payment obligations are non-cancellable and all Fees paid are non-refundable. If you demonstrate a pattern of repeated registrations for our paid Service followed by cancellation and request for refund, we may, in our sole discretion, withhold further registrations and/or refuse a further refund.
All Fees are exclusive of taxes, which we will charge as applicable. You agree to pay any taxes applicable to your use of the Service. If you are located in the European Union, all Fees are exclusive of any VAT and you represent that you are registered for VAT purposes in your member state. At our request, you will provide us with the VAT registration number under which you are registered in your member state. If you do not provide us with a VAT registration number prior to your transaction being processed, we will not issue refunds or credits for any VAT that was charged. If you are subject to GST, all Fees are exclusive of GST. If you are required to deduct or withhold any tax, you must pay the amount deducted or withheld as required by law and pay us an additional amount so that we receive payment in full as if there were no deduction or withholding.
3. Change in Fees.
We reserve the right to monitor the number of Users using your User Account. You agree to pay additional Fees if you exceed the limits of your Subscription Plan. You also agree to pay the Fees applicable to any additional Service you add or any changes you make to your Subscription Plan during your subscription term. Such additional Fees will become effective as of the date of such addition or change and may not be decreased during the term of your Subscription Plan. If you are a Paid User, we may change the Fees and introduce new charges applicable to your use of the Service, which (unless otherwise agreed in writing with SEO Science) will become effective as of the first day of the renewal of your subscription term. We may increase the Fees upon notice if we make changes to the Service at your request.
1. Proprietary Rights.
You agree that all rights, title, and interest in and to the Website, Service, the technology underlying it, all modifications and any work product we create relating thereto, and all intellectual property rights in each of the foregoing, including, without limitation, patent, copyright, trademark, database rights, moral rights, rights in know-how and trade secrets (and any licences in connection with any of them) throughout the world, whether or not registered or capable of registration, and whether subsisting in any specific country or countries or any other part of the world, are and will remain the sole and exclusive property of SEO Science, its licensors or affiliates. Except for access to the Services, no other rights are granted to you with respect to the Website or Services. SEO Science reserves all rights not expressly granted in this Agreement.
2. SEO Science trademark.
SEO Science is the trademarks or service marks of Billion Media Limited. You may not use the SEO Science trademark, including in metatags or any “hidden text”, without our prior written permission. You may not use SEO Science Marks in any manner that disparages SEO Science or its products or services or portrays the brand in a false, competitively adverse or poor light. Your use of SEO Science Marks is subject to the usage guidelines made available from time to time. You agree not to contest the ownership of the SEO Science Marks or to register or attempt to register any confusingly similar mark in any jurisdiction for any reason.
You hereby grant to SEO Science, its affiliates and other partners that resell and/or distribute the Service on behalf of SEO Science ("Partners") to end users permission to use your name, logo and other proprietary marks for SEO Science's and its Partners' promotional, informational and advertising purposes. You may revoke your consent by sending a request to email@example.com
You are under no obligation to give SEO Science any ideas, suggestions, comments or other feedback related to the Website, the Service, or SEO Science (“Feedback”). If you elect to provide any Feedback, you agree that all such Feedback is non-confidential and that we own all rights to use and incorporate such Feedback into the Service, or any other product or service, without payment or attribution to you.
5. Claims of Copyright Infringement.
If you believe that your work has been used related to the Website or the Service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please notify Us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Us at Billion Media Limited, Liverpool Innovation Park, Edge Lane, Liverpool L7 9NJ. You must provide all of the following in writing: identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works, then a representative list of such works); identify the content on the Website or Service that you claim is infringing with enough detail so that We may locate it; your statement that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; your statement declaring that the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the exclusive owner of the copyright interest involved or that you are authorised to act on behalf of the exclusive owner; information reasonably sufficient to permit SEO Science to contact you, i.e. address, telephone number, and email address; and your physical or electronic signature. On receiving the notification containing all of the information set forth above, SEO Science will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, which may include notification to the alleged infringer, removal of the disputed use from the Website or Service or termination of the posting account.
Unless otherwise stated by SEO Science in writing, this Agreement starts from the first day you visit the Website and remains in effect for as long as you access or use the Service or the Website.
2. Subscription Term and Renewal.
If you are a Paid User, your initial subscription term will be specified in your Subscription Plan and, unless otherwise agreed by Us in writing, your subscription will automatically renew for the same period on the then-current terms. You may prevent renewal of the subscription by sending us a notice of non-renewa to email@example.com before the last day of your then-current subscription term.
3. Subscription Cancellation by You
You may cancel your subscription at any time according to the terms of our Cancellation Policy by sending written notice of cancellation to firstname.lastname@example.org and providing the information requested in the Cancellation Policy. Cancellations of subscriptions to Paid Services shall take effect at the end of your pre-paid subscription period; cancellations of Unpaid Services shall take effect within 7 days of receipt of your request including the required information in accordance with the Cancellation Policy. Except as otherwise set forth in the Cancellation Policy, cancellation does not entitle you to a refund of any prepaid or unused Fees and you agree to promptly pay all unpaid Fees due through the end of the applicable subscription period.
You may delete your User account at any time by sending a request to email@example.com If you delete your User account, We may delete all your data and information stored on Our servers and SEO Science will bear no responsibility for the deletion or loss of such data or information. Even if you delete your User account, you agree to pay all Fees incurred prior to de-registration until paid in full.
5. Termination for Cause
Either party may terminate this Agreement for cause, as to the Service: (i) thirty (30) days’ notice to the other party of a material breach if such breach remains uncured at the expiration of such period, or (ii) immediately, if the other party becomes the subject of a petition in bankruptcy or any other proceeding relating to insolvency, cessation of business, liquidation or assignment for the benefit of creditors. We may also terminate Agreement for cause (i) on thirty (30) days’ notice if we determine that you are acting, or have acted, in a way that has or may negatively reflect on or affect us, our prospects, or our customers; or (ii) immediately without notice, if you the Section 9 of the Agreement. If you terminate this Agreement for cause, we will promptly refund any prepaid but unused Fees covering use of the Service after the effective date of termination. If we terminate this Agreement for cause, you will promptly pay all unpaid Fees due through the end of the applicable subscription term and no refund shall be due to you.
SEO Science reserves the right to monitor compliance with this Agreement. We may, without prejudice to our rights under this Agreement or applicable law, suspend the Service, effective immediately upon notice (which be electronic) if (a) SEO Science determines in good faith that your use of the Service violates any applicable law, the terms of this Agreement or the rights of any third party; (b) we are prohibited by court order or order of another governmental authority from providing access to the Service; or (c) we reasonably determine that the Service is being used for any abusive, illegal or fraudulent activity; (d) that the Service is subject to a security incident, denial of service attack, or other event that impacts the security of the Service or any Content. Such suspension may apply to specific jurisdictions, lines of business, a specific customer or customers, or a group of users. If you are a Paid User, We will use commercially reasonable efforts to give you thirty (30) days after notice of suspension to back up your data stored in the Service, after which we may remove it entirely from our servers. If you have any amounts due that remain unpaid for ten (10) days following your receipt of notice of non-payment, or if we are unable to process payment through your billing account record, we may suspend your access to the Service, provided we will not suspend the portion of the Service for which you are disputing the applicable charges reasonably and in good faith and are cooperating diligently to resolve the dispute. If the Service, or portion thereof, are suspended for non-payment, we may charge a reactivation fee to reinstate the Service. Nothing in this section limits our right to terminate this Agreement for cause as outlined above.
7. Suspension and Termination of Unpaid Services.
We may suspend, limit, or terminate Unpaid Services for any reason at any time without notice. We may terminate your subscription to the Unpaid Services due to your inactivity.
8. Effect of Termination.
Upon expiration or termination of this Agreement, including by your cancellation, or if you deregister your User account, all rights of the User with respect to the use of the Service shall terminate immediately. User acknowledges and agrees that SEO Science may erase all User data and information stored on Our servers within reasonable period of time (not less than thirty (30) days) following expiration or termination of the Agreement or de-registration of your User account, provided that SEO Science may retain copies of such data and information to the extent required by law, for archival purposes or as created by automatic computer backup and archived as part of normal computerised archiving systems, maintaining necessary technical and organisational measures.
Upon any termination of this Agreement for any reason, all provisions regarding indemnification, warranty, liability and limits thereon, and any provisions which expressly or by their nature are required to survive such termination in order to achieve their purpose, shall so survive until it shall no longer be necessary for them to survive in order to achieve their purpose.
Except where prohibited by law, the Service and Website are provided “as-is” and available” and We expressly disclaim any warranties and conditions of any kind, whether express or implied, including the warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, quiet enjoyment, accuracy, and non-infringement. We make no warranty that the Service or Website (a) will meet your requirements; (b) will be available on an uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free basis; (c) will be appropriate or available for use in all locations; or (d) will be accurate, reliable, free of viruses or other harmful code, complete, legal, or safe. We further make no warranties or representations regarding the accuracy or completeness of the content on any sites to which the Website or the Service is linked.
2. Limitation of Liability.
With the exception of any indemnification obligations stated herein, in no event will either party and its respective affiliates, officers, directors, employees, or agents be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages or loss of profits, revenue, data or business opportunities arising out of or related to this Agreement, whether an action is in contract or tort and regardless of the theory of liability whatsoever arising from or related to either this Agreement or use of the Service or Website. Our maximum aggregate liability to you for any damages arising from or related to this Agreement is limited to the greater of (a) fifty Great British pound (£50) or (b) amounts you have paid to us under this Agreement within the prior 12 months. You understand and agree that if you do not agree to this limitation of liability, we would not provide the Service to you. The foregoing limitation of liability shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by law.
3. Warranty Disclaimer With Regard To Third Party Sites, Third Party Services and Products.
SEO Science and its affiliates disclaim any liability with respect to any Third Party Sites, your access to any Third Party Sites, and any Third Party Services and Products that you use and for any claim arising out of SEO Science’s authorised use of your Content.
4. Forward-Looking Statements.
This website contains express or implied forward-looking statements, which are based on current expectations of management. These statements relate to, among other things, our expectations regarding management’s plans, objectives, and strategies. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, and which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in these forward-looking statements. SEO Science assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements appearing on this website in the event of changing circumstances or otherwise, and such statements are current only as of the date they are made.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless SEO Science and its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to solicitor’s fees) arising from (a) your breach or other violation of this Agreement, (b) your Content, (c) your use of and access to the Service and the Website, or (d) your violation of applicable law or any third party right, including without limitation any privacy, intellectual property or other proprietary right. This defence and indemnification obligation will survive the termination of this Agreement and your use of the Service and the Website. SEO Science reserves the right to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter which is subject to indemnification under this section. In such a case, you agree to cooperate with any reasonable requests assisting SEO Science’s defence of such a matter.
You may not assign or transfer this Agreement, or rights or obligations under it, without Our prior written consent. We may assign this Agreement, in whole or in part, without restriction. Any assignment or transfer in violation of the foregoing shall be deemed void and of no effect. Subject to the foregoing, the provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns.
3. Force Majeure.
We shall not be liable for failure or delay of performance of our obligations resulting from any condition beyond our reasonable control, including but not limited to, third party equipment or services, communications failure, governmental action, war, acts of terrorism, earthquake, fire, flood or other acts of God, labor conditions, power failures, and Internet disturbances.
4. Governing Law and Jurisdiction.
If you are located in the European Economic Area (EEA), Switzerland or the United Kingdom, this Agreement is governed by the laws of the Republic of Ireland and jurisdiction and the venue shall be Dublin, Ireland. Governing law is without regard to any conflicts of law principles. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods will not apply to this Agreement.
Notices to you shall be given to the email address on file associated with your account. To change the email address on file in your account, you must notify SEO Science at firstname.lastname@example.org. You agree to receive communications from us in an electronic form. All notices to you will be deemed received when sent. We may, but are not obligated to, provide communications in paper format. Notices to us shall be given to email@example.com.
6. Entire Agreement.
This Agreement is the entire agreement between you and SEO Science concerning your use of the Website and the Service and supersedes all other proposals and agreements, whether in oral, written or electronic form. In the event of any conflict between the terms of this Agreement and the terms on the Website or any other document, the terms of this Agreement shall prevail. No terms in any purchase order or in any order documentation are incorporated into or form any part of this Agreement. If you have ordered the Service through our reseller, the terms of this Agreement shall apply to the exclusion of all other varying terms and conditions. Resellers are not authorised to make any promises or commitments on our behalf, and we are not bound by any obligations to you other than what we specify in this Agreement.
We may change the terms of this Agreement from time to time by posting the updated Agreement on the website. The revised Terms and Conditions will become effective immediately after we post the updated text on the Website. If you use the Service after such date, such use will constitute acceptance of the revised Terms and Conditions. We also reserve the right to modify the Service from time to time in our sole discretion. If any change to this Agreement is not acceptable to you, or if any change we make to the Service is a material reduction in functionality, you may, as your sole remedy for such change, stop using the Service and send a cancellation request email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You agree that this Agreement is written in the English language and that the English language version of this Agreement and any related document (including notices) shall prevail. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you are located in a country whose laws require that contracts be in the local language in order to be enforceable, then the version of this Agreement that governs is the local language version that is produced by SEO Science within a reasonable time following your written request to us.
9. No Waiver.
No failure or delay by SEO Science to exercise any right or remedy will be a waiver of such right or remedy or any other right or remedy. A waiver on one occasion will not be a waiver of any right or remedy on any future occasion.
If any provision of this Agreement is found by any court or other authority of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, this shall not impair the operation of this Agreement or affect the other provisions which are valid.
11. Relationship of the Parties.
This Agreement does not create or imply any agency, partnership or franchise relationship. Nothing in this Agreement, express or implied, is intended to or shall confer on any third party any right, benefit or remedy of any nature whatsoever.
12. No Third Party Beneficiaries.
Nothing in this Agreement is intended to or shall confer upon any person other than the parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns any legal or equitable right, benefit or remedy of any nature under or by reason of this Agreement.
13. U.S. Government End Users.
The Services and its underlying software are commercial computer software developed at private expense as defined in FAR 2.101 or DFAR 252.227-7014. If you are an agency, department or other entity of the U.S. Government, the use, duplication, reproduction, release, modification, disclosure or transfer of the software or any technical data is restricted only to those rights customarily provided to the public as set forth in this Agreement.