Terms & Conditions

Site Usage and Policies

TERMS OF USE

last updated December 14, 2016

Please read this statement carefully before using www.socialmediarepublic.org (the “Site”). Your access to and use of the Site is subject to the following terms and conditions and any and all applicable laws and regulations (collectively, “Terms of Use”).

By proceeding to use the Site you are agreeing and consenting to the Terms of Use and other posted policies on the Site, including the Privacy Policy located here which have the same force and effect as if you had physically signed an agreement containing these Terms of Use.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE, THEN DO NOT USE THE SITE.

References to “you” or “your” shall apply to you individually and “we” and “our” shall apply to Social Media Republic (“Social Media Republic”).

Modification and Termination

Social Media Republic reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use without notice and at anytime and/or to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Site, including without limitation, hours of availability of content and products available.  Any modifications are effective and become a part of the Terms of Use when they are posted.  It is your responsibility to review these Terms of Use prior to each use of the Site. Social Media Republic may terminate these Terms of Use and/or access to the Site and the provision of Site services at any time, for any reason, with or without notice to you.  You agree that Social Media Republic shall not be liable to you or any third party for the termination of these Terms of Use and/or access to the Site.

Copyright

You acknowledge that all of the materials, information, publications, including without limitation, software, code, texts, photographs, videos, stills, graphics, music and sound, on this Site, including Site Code (“Content”) is protected by copyright and other proprietary rights, including without limitation, the compilation of Content, design, organization, graphics, advertising and the “look and feel” of the Site.  “Site Code” means any and all underlying elements of the Site, including without limitation, source code, scripts, object code, software and other material contained on the Site.

All Content is and shall remain the property of Social Media Republic or any of its licensors.  No reproduction, modification, transmission, publication, sale, transfer, upload, download, copy or derivative work creation, distribution, performance, display, any other exploitation or any other use of the Content in any media now known or hereafter developed without prior written consent of Social Media Republic is prohibited.  Such use may be a violation of the intellectual property rights of Social Media Republic or any of their licensors in the Content.

Trademarks

The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively, the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Site, including, but not limited to, “Social Media Republic” are registered and unregistered trademarks of Social Media Republic and their third-party licensors. You may not use the Trademarks without the written permission of Social Media Republic.

Use of the Site

The Content may be used by you only for your personal, noncommercial use as provided in these Terms of Use.  It may not be taken out of context or presented in a false, misleading, derogatory, discriminatory or otherwise offensive manner. Nothing contained in these Terms of Use shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any licence or right to use any trademark, patent, registered design, design right, copyright or other intellectual property right of Social Media Republic in the Site.  Modification of the Content or use of the Content in any manner that directly or indirectly suggest an association with Social Media Republic is strictly prohibited.

By posting or contributing content on the Site, you are granting Social Media Republic a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, and worldwide license to use your content in connection with the operation of the Site, including, without limitation, the license rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your content, and/or to incorporate it into a collective work.

You are solely responsible for providing access to the Site, including providing your own internet access, software, modems and related connectivity hardware or software.

Prohibited Conduct

It is a condition of your use of this Site and any Forum (defined below) that you do not:

  • post or transmit any fraudulent, unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, scandalous, inflammatory, obscene, racist, vulgar, pornographic, hateful, profane, criminal or offensive material of any kind, including any material that would violate any local, state, national or international law or give rise to any civil or criminal liability
  • post or transmit any material that violates or infringes the rights of others, including material that is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or that infringes on any intellectual property or contractual right
  • post or transmit any material containing software viruses or similar disabling devices
  • post or transmit any unsolicited advertising or spam
  • disrupt, overwhelm, overload, attack, modify impair the operation of or interfere with the Site or its associated software, hardware and/or servers in any manner, and you agree not to impede or interfere with the use of the Site by other persons nor alter or tamper with any content or information associated with the Site
  • impersonate any person or entity, falsely claim an affiliation with any person or third party or submit false, misleading or inaccurate information pertaining to your identity

 

Forum

The Site may provide services through which you can communicate with other members of the Social Media Republic community (“Forum”).  You agree only to use the Forum to post, receive or send messages in connection with Social Media Republic’ products and services.

Social Media Republic has no obligation to monitor the Forum, but reserves the right to review comments posted to the Forum and to remove any comments at any time, without notice, and for any reason and in its sole discretion.  Statements made by users in the Forum reflect only the view of their authors and Social Media Republic specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Forum and any actions resulting from your participation in the Forum.  Social Media Republic is not responsible for information that you choose to communicate to other users via the Forum, or for the actions of other users.

Accounts

You may have the opportunity to create an account (“Free Account”) to access some of the goods and services provided by the Site, or to purchase a fee-based membership (“Membership Account”) to the site (collectively, an “Account”).

To create an Account you will select a password and user name. You are solely responsible for the confidentiality of your user name and password.  You should not share your user name or password with any person or entity.  Should you believe that the security of your user name and/or password has been compromised or is no longer secure, you agree to immediately notify Social Media Republic at contact@socialmediarepublic.org.

The information you submit to the Site in connection with your Account is subject to the Social Media Republic Privacy Policy located here.

Should you elect to purchase a Membership Account, you agree to pay all fees and charges associated therewith.  Social Media Republic may change the amount of fees and charges for any Membership Account in its sole discretion upon thirty (30) day prior written notice to you.  Any such changes will be on a prospective basis only.  Should you not wish to agree to any such changes, your sole remedy will be to terminate your Membership Account.

Social Media Republic may terminate your Account at any time for any reason.

Purchases

When making a purchase on the Site you may be asked to supply certain information relevant to your purchase including, without limitation, your name, Paypal login/payment gateway information, your credit card number, the expiration date of your credit card, and your billing address. YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO USE ANY CREDIT CARD(S) OR OTHER PAYMENT METHOD(S) UTILIZED IN CONNECTION WITH ANY TRANSACTION. Social Media Republic uses a third-party payment processor.  By submitting such information, you grant to Social Media Republic the right to provide such information to third parties for purposes of facilitating the completion of purchases initiated by you or on your behalf. Verification of information may be required prior to the acknowledgment or completion of any purchase.  Please read our Privacy Policy here.

There will be NO REFUNDS once payment has been made for a product or service. However, in some instances transfers or credits for future purchases may be permitted in the sole discretion of Social Media Republic.

Availability and Inaccuracies

Our acknowledgement of an order means that your order request has been received; it does not mean that your order has been accepted or delivered or that the price or availability of an item has been confirmed. We diligently attempt to describe and display the Content, products, and services as accurately as possible. There are times, however, when despite our diligent efforts, some content on the Site may be mispriced, described inaccurately, or unavailable.  As a result, we cannot and do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information, including prices, product images, specifications, availability, and services.

Hyperlinks & Third Parties

For your convenience and information, we may post hyperlinks on the Site to other sites on the internet maintained by third parties. These hyperlinks do not indicate Social Media Republic’s endorsement or sponsorship of, or our affiliation with, such sites, and neither Social Media Republic has control over, nor is responsible for, such content.  We advise you to educate yourself about the privacy policy and terms of use of any website that you visit.

Please be mindful that when you click on a link and leave our Site you will be subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of the other website that you are going to visit.

You assume complete responsibility in your use of any external site. You should direct any concerns regarding any external link to that site’s administrator or webmaster.

Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Site, including payment and delivery of goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals.  You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties.

Disclaimers of Warranties and Limitations of Liability

Social Media Republic AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS (COLLECTIVELY “SOCIAL MEDIA REPUBLIC PARTIES”) MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS, EITHER EXPRESSLY OR BY IMPLICATION, REGARDING THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND MATERIAL PROVIDED ON THIS SITE, OR ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES THAT ARE AVAILABLE, ADVERTISED, OR SOLD THROUGH THIS SITE. THIS SITE AND ALL INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WARRANTIES OF RELIABILITY, ACCURACY, TITLE OR INFRINGEMENT, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF WARRANTY, GUARANTEE OR REPRESENTATION, WHETHER ORAL, IN WRITING OR IN ELECTRONIC FORM.   IN NO EVENT SHALL THE SOCIAL MEDIA REPUBLIC PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED IN ANY WAY WITH THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, ANY MATERIAL ON THIS SITE EVEN IF THE SOCIAL MEDIA REPUBLIC PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

FURTHER, THE SOCIAL MEDIA REPUBLIC PARTIES MAKE NO WARRANTIES AS TO UNINTERRUPTED SERVICE, OR ERROR FREE SERVICE, LOSS OF TRANSMITTED INFORMATION, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE FREE FROM SECURITY BREACHES OR THAT NO VIRUSES OR HARMFUL COMPONENTS WILL BE TRANSMITTED ON THE SITE.

THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOST REVENUE OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, DATE DATA PROCESSING FAILURES, COMPUTER VIRUS, MECHANICAL FAILURES, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORDS, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION.

YOU USE THIS SITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE, FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIALS, DATA, TEXT, IMAGES, VIDEO, OR AUDIO FROM THE SITE.  Social Media Republic MAKES NO WARRANTIES AS TO THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SITE BY YOU.

THE SOCIAL MEDIA REPUBLIC PARTIES MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR PROMISES TO DEVELOP, PROVIDE OR MARKET ANY SOFTWARE, SERVICE OR PRODUCT DISCUSSED ON THIS SITE, AND YOU SHALL NOT RELY ON THE INFORMATION PROVIDED OR THE PROSPECT OF AVAILABILITY OF ANY SOFTWARE, SERVICE OR PRODUCT CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT OR CURRENTLY ANTICIPATED TO BE MADE AVAILABLE IN THE FUTURE.

CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.  HOWEVER, IN ALL EVENTS, THE SOCIAL MEDIA REPUBLIC’S LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Indemnification

You hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Social Media Republic Parties, their affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and third party service providers, and to defend and hold each of them harmless, from any and all claims and liabilities (including attorneys fees) which may arise from your unauthorized use of material obtained through the Site, from your breach of these Terms of Use, or from any acts through your use of and access to the Site.

Privacy Policy

Social Media Republic is committed to protecting your privacy and security. We have explained in detail the steps we take to do so in our privacy policy here.

Children’s Online Privacy

This Site is not intended for use by anyone under the age of 13.  Social Media Republic complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, as more fully described in the Privacy Policy here.

Legal Disclaimer

The Contents of this Site contain information for the convenience the Site users. The Content is not offered for nor should be construed as advice, including but not limited to business or legal advice, or a substitute for consultation with legal counsel or business professionals for specific advice.

Notice for California Residents

Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users are entitled to the following consumer rights notice: If you have a question or complaint regarding the Site, please send an email to contact@socialmediarepublic.org. You may also contact us by writing to 12715 Montague Street, Pacoima, CA 91331, or by calling us at 602-412-8899. California residents may reach the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by mail at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.

Governing Law and Dispute Resolution

These Terms of Use will be construed in accordance with the laws of the United States of America and the State of California, without regard to its conflict of laws principles.  Any and all disputes between the parties arising from or related to these Terms of Use will be heard and determined by binding, non-appealable arbitration before a single arbitrator, and judgment upon the award(s) rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.  The arbitrator shall be named by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”).  Arbitration proceedings will be held in Los Angeles, CA under the Rules of Commercial Arbitration and under the institutional supervision of the AAA, and the parties irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of the Federal and State courts located in California incident to any such arbitral proceeding.  Witnesses and parties residing outside of the State of California may testify telephonically or via such other audio/visual means as the arbitrator approves.

PRIVACY POLICY

Social Media Republic (“Social Media Republic”) takes your privacy seriously.  This Privacy Policy describes what information is collected, and how it is used, when you visit www.socialmediarepublic.org (“Site”).  If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not visit the Site.

We may amend or revise this Privacy Policy from time to time.  Please review it periodically.  Your continued use of the site after any change in this Privacy Policy will signify your acceptance of such change.

Personal Information

The only personal information we collect is what you give us.  When you leave a comment, or communicate with us by email, you may elect to give us personal information such as your name, email address, geographic location, or other information which could be used to locate or contact you.

When you make a purchase through the Site, you will be submitting personal information to our third-party payment processor, Paypal.  The collection and use of your personal information by Paypal is governed by its privacy policy here https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.  Social Media Republic is not responsible for information provided through any third-party payment processor it may use now or in the future.

Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), the Site is not intended for use by anyone under the age of 13. Social Media Republic does not knowingly collect personal information from children through the Site. If we learn that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.  If you believe we have collected personal information from someone under 13, please contact us at contact@socialmediarepublic.org.

Non-Personal Information

Our website host, third-party payment processor, and other affiliates (“Affiliates”) may collect non-personal information such as your IP address, the type of browser you are using, the referring website, the operating system you are using, your Internet service provider, the search terms you use on our Site, the specific web pages you visit, and the duration of your visits.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns.  Cookies collect certain types of non-personal information such as the search terms you use on our Site, the specific web pages you visit, the duration of your visits, and your preferences.  Social Media Republic does not use cookies, but one or more of our Affiliates may.  Please note that our Affiliates’ use of cookies is governed by their own privacy policies.

Information Use

We do not sell, license, or rent your personal information. If you sign attend a workshop or other event, we may share your name and email with the sponsors of that event. We may share non-personal information with third parties.

We may disclose personal and non-personal information if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to comply with the law or with legal process, such as to comply with a subpoena, protect and defend our rights and property, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Site, or to protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public.

Our Affiliates may use non-personal information to help analyze site traffic, understand customer needs and trends, and carry out targeted promotional activities.   They may use non-personal information by itself or aggregate it with information they have obtained from others to produce research reports and other information and data, and may share such information with third parties.

Link to Other Sites

We may provide links to other websites from time to time.  We are not responsible for the content or information use at any of those sites, and you should review each site’s privacy policy.

User Accounts

Only you may access and use Downloads through your account.

You will be responsible for tracking all activity on your account, and you agree to: (1) maintain the security of all passwords and usernames; (2) notify Social Media Republic immediately of any unauthorized use or other breach of security; and (3) accept all responsibility for activity that occurs under your account. Social Media Republic reserves the right to monitor downloads and user activity to ensure compliance with the terms of this agreement. If Social Media Republic determines that you are in breach, it may suspend access to your account and seek further legal remedies.

Refunds

Refunds for Downloads will only be issued if there is a technical problem preventing the successful download of your product. This may include a corrupt file, unexpected removal of file, or site technical difficulties. Refunds cannot be issued for your technical problems, including browser, compatibility, or connectivity issues.

CONTACT

If you have any questions about our policies, please contact us at contact@socialmediarepublic.org

 

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