Terms of Service

By signing up for the Sociavore services or any of the services of MyLocal Inc. or its affiliates (“Sociavore”) you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”). The services offered by Sociavore under the Terms of Service include various products and services to help you deliver digital hospitality to your guests, whether online (“Online Services”), in person (“Reservation Services”), or both. Any such services offered by Sociavore are referred to in these Terms of Services as the “Services”. Any new features or tools which are added to the current Services shall be also subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the current version of the Terms of Service at any time at https://www.sociavore.co/terms-of-service. Sociavore reserves the right to update and change the Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to the Sociavore website. You are advised to check the Terms of Service from time to time for any updates or changes that may impact you.

You must read, agree with and accept all of the terms and conditions contained in this Terms of Service agreement, including Sociavore’s Privacy Policy before you may become a Sociavore user.

Everyday language summaries are provided for convenience only and are not legally binding. Please read the “Terms of Service” for the complete picture of your legal requirements. By using Sociavore or any Sociavore services, you are agreeing to these terms. Be sure to occasionally check back for updates.

1. Account Terms

You must be 18 years or older or at least the age of majority in the jurisdiction where you reside or from which you use this Service.

To access and use the Services, you must register for a Sociavore account (“Account”) by providing your full legal name, current address, phone number, a valid email address, and any other information indicated as required. Sociavore may reject your application for an Account, or cancel an existing Account, for any reason, in our sole discretion.

You acknowledge that Sociavore will use the email address you provide as the primary method for communication.

You are responsible for keeping your password secure. Sociavore cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to maintain the security of your Account and password.

You are responsible for all activity and content such as photos, images, videos, graphics, written content, audio files, code, information, or data uploaded, collected, generated, stored, displayed, distributed, transmitted or exhibited on or in connection with your Account (“Materials”).

A breach or violation of any term in the Terms of Service, as determined in the sole discretion of Sociavore will result in an immediate termination of your services.

WHICH MEANS

You are responsible for your Account and any Materials you upload to the Sociavore Service. Remember that with any violation of these terms we will cancel your service.

If we need to reach you, we will send you an email.

2. Account Activation
2.1 Sociavore Account

Subject to section 2.1.2, the person signing up for the Service will be the contracting party (“Account Owner”) for the purposes of our Terms of Service and will be the person who is authorized to use any corresponding account we may provide to the Account Owner in connection with the Service.

If you are signing up for the Service on behalf of your employer, your employer shall be the Account Owner. If you are signing up for the Service on behalf of your employer, then you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind your employer to our Terms of Service.

2.2 Domain Names

Upon purchasing a domain name through Sociavore, domain registration will be preset to automatically renew each year so long as your Sociavore Account remains active. You acknowledge that it is your sole responsibility to deactivate the auto-renewal function should you choose to do so.

WHICH MEANS

The person signing up for the Sociavore Service is responsible for the account and is bound by these Terms of Service. If you signup on behalf of your employer, your employer owns the account and is also bound by our Terms of Service.

Any domain you purchase through us will automatically renew unless you opt out.

3. General Conditions

You must read, agree with and accept all of the terms and conditions contained in these Terms of Service, including the Privacy Policy before you may become a member of Sociavore.

Technical support is only provided to paying Account holders and is only available via email.

The Terms of Service shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein, without regard to principles of conflicts of laws. The parties irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario with respect to any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with the Terms of Service. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods will not apply to these Terms of Service and is hereby expressly excluded.

You acknowledge and agree that Sociavore may amend these Terms of Service at any time by posting the relevant amended and restated Terms of Service on Sociavore’s website, available at https://www.sociavore.co/terms-of-service and such amendments to the Terms of Service are effective as of the date of posting. Your continued use of the Services after the amended Terms of Service are posted to Sociavore’s website constitutes your agreement to, and acceptance of, the amended Terms of Service. If you do not agree to any changes to the Terms of Service, do not continue to use the Service.

You may not use the Sociavore service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws), the laws applicable to you in your customer’s jurisdiction, or the laws of Canada and the Province of Ontario. You will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations in your use of the Service.

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service without the express written permission by Sociavore.

You shall not purchase search engine or other pay per click keywords (such as Google AdWords), or domain names that use Sociavore or Sociavore trademarks and/or variations and misspellings thereof.

Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to [email protected].

You understand that your Materials (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit Card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.

You acknowledge and agree that your use of the Service, including information transmitted to or stored by Sociavore, is governed by its privacy policy at https://www.sociavore.co/privacy-policy

The Terms of Service may be available in languages other than English. To the extent of any inconsistencies or conflicts between these English Terms of Service and Sociavore’s Terms of Service available in another language, the most current English version of the Terms of Service at https://www.sociavore.co/terms-of-service will prevail.

WHICH MEANS

The Sociavore service belongs to us. You are not allowed to rip it off or use it for any illegal or sketchy purpose.

If a dispute arises the issue will be dealt with in the Province of Ontario.

Your Materials may be transferred unencrypted and may be altered, but credit card information is always encrypted.

4. Sociavore Rights

We reserve the right to modify or terminate the Service for any reason, without notice at any time.

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.

We may, but have no obligation to, remove Materials and suspend or terminate Accounts if we determine in our sole discretion that the goods or services offered via a website, or the Materials uploaded or posted to a website, violate our these Terms of Service.

Verbal or written abuse of any kind (including threats of abuse or retribution) of any Sociavore customer, Sociavore employee, member, or officer will result in immediate Account termination.

Sociavore does not pre-screen Materials and it is in our sole discretion to refuse or remove any Materials from the Service.

We reserve the right to provide our services to your competitors and make no promise of exclusivity in any particular market segment. You further acknowledge and agree that Sociavore employees and contractors may also be Sociavore customers/merchants and that they may compete with you, although they may not use your confidential information in doing so.

In the event of a dispute regarding Account ownership, we reserve the right to request documentation to determine or confirm Account ownership. Documentation may include, but is not limited to, a scanned copy of your business license, government issued photo ID, the last four digits of the credit card on file, etc.

Sociavore retains the right to determine, in our sole judgment, rightful Account ownership and transfer an Account to the rightful owner. If we are unable to reasonably determine the rightful Account owner, Sociavore reserves the right to temporarily disable an Account until resolution has been determined between the disputing parties.

WHICH MEANS

We can modify, cancel or refuse the service at anytime.

In the event of an ownership dispute over a Sociavore account, we can freeze the account or transfer it to the rightful owner.

5. Limitation of Liability

You expressly understand and agree that Sociavore shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses resulting from the use of or inability to use the service.

In no event shall Sociavore or our suppliers be liable for lost profits or any special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with our site, our services or these Terms of Service (however arising including negligence). You agree to indemnify and hold us and (as applicable) our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, Sociavore partners, officers, directors, agents, employees, and suppliers harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents it incorporates by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.

Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without any warranty or condition, express, implied or statutory.

Sociavore does not warrant that the Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free.

Sociavore does not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the Service will be accurate or reliable.

Sociavore does not warrant that the quality of any reservations, products, services, information, or other Materials purchased or obtained by you through the Service will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Service will be corrected.

WHICH MEANS

We are not responsible if you break the law, breach this agreement or go against the rights of a third party, especially if you get sued.

Service is “as is” so it may have errors or interruptions and we provide no warranties.

6. Waiver and Complete Agreement

The failure of Sociavore to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The Terms of Service and the documents it incorporates by reference constitute the entire agreement between you and Sociavore and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and Sociavore (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service).

WHICH MEANS

If Sociavore chooses not to enforce any of these provisions at any time, it does not mean that we give up that right later.

These terms of service make up the agreement that applies to you. This means that any previous agreements between you and Sociavore don’t apply if they conflict with these terms.

7. Intellectual Property and Customer Content

We do not claim any intellectual property rights over the Materials you provide to the Sociavore service. All Materials you upload remains yours. You can remove your Sociavore website at any time by contacting us and requesting a deletion of your Account.

By uploading Materials, you agree: (a) to allow other internet users to view the Materials you post publicly to your website; (b) to allow Sociavore to store, and in the case of Materials you post publicly, display, your Materials; and (c) that Sociavore can, at any time, review all the Materials submitted to its Service, although Sociavore is not obligated to do so.

You retain ownership over all Materials that you upload to a Sociavore website; however, by making your website public, you agree to allow others to view Materials that you post publicly to your website. You are responsible for compliance of the Materials with any applicable laws or regulations.

We will not disclose your confidential information to third parties, except as required in the course of providing our services. Confidential information includes any Materials or information provided by you to us which is not publicly known. Confidential information does not include information that: (a) was in the public domain at the time we received it; (b) comes into the public domain after we received it through no fault of ours; (c) we received from someone other than you without breach of our or their confidentiality obligations; or (d) we are required by law to disclose.

Sociavore shall have the non-exclusive right and license to use the names, trademarks, service marks and logos associated with your website to promote the Service.

WHICH MEANS

Anything you upload remains yours and your responsibility.

8. Payment of Fees

You will pay the Fees applicable to your subscription to Online Service and/or Reservation Services (“Subscription Fees”) and any other applicable fees, including but not limited to fees relating to the processing of transactions under your Account (“Transaction Fees”), and any fees relating to Themes, domain names or Third Party Services (“Additional Fees”). Together, the Subscription Fees, Transaction Fees and the Additional Fees are referred to as the “Fees”.

You must keep a valid credit card on file with us to pay for all incurred and recurring Fees. Sociavore will charge applicable Fees to the credit card account that you authorize (“Authorized Card”), and Sociavore will continue to charge the Authorized Card (or any replacement card) for applicable Fees until the Services are terminated, and any and all outstanding Fees have been paid in full. Unless otherwise indicated, all Fees and other charges are in U.S. dollars, and all payments shall be in U.S. currency.

Subscription Fees are paid in advance and will be billed in 30 day intervals (each such date, a “Billing Date”). Transaction Fees and Additional Fees will be charged from time to time at Sociavore’s discretion. You will be charged on each Billing Date for all outstanding Fees that have not previously been charged. Fees will appear on an invoice, which will be sent to the Account Owner via the email provided. As well, an invoice will appear on the Account page of your Sociavore administration console. Users have approximately two weeks to bring up and settle any issues with the billing of Subscription Fees.

All Fees are exclusive of applicable federal, provincial, state, local or other governmental sales, goods and services, harmonized or other taxes, fees or charges now in force or enacted in the future (“Taxes”).

If you are a resident of Canada, you are responsible for all applicable Taxes that arise from or as a result of your subscription to or purchase of Sociavore’s products and services. These Taxes are based on the rates applicable to the Canadian billing address you provide to us. Such amounts are in addition to the Fees for such products and services and will be billed to your Authorized Card. If you are exempt from payment of such Taxes, you must provide us with an original certificate that satisfies applicable legal requirements attesting to tax-exempt status. Tax exemption will only apply from and after the date we receive such a certificate.

If you are resident in the U.S., Taxes may apply to your subscription to or purchase of some or all of Sociavore’s products and services, including without limitation, your subscription to or purchase of Sociavore’s Online Services, Reservation Services, Themes and domains (“Taxable Offerings”). Any applicable Taxes are based on the rates applicable to the U.S. billing address you provide to us, and will be calculated at the time of purchase of the applicable Taxable Offerings. Such amounts are in addition to the Fees for the Taxable Offerings and will be billed to your Authorized Card. If you are exempt from payment of such Taxes, you must provide us with an original certificate that satisfies applicable legal requirements attesting to tax-exempt status. Tax exemption will only apply from and after the date we receive such a certificate.

To the extent that you are an individual and not a corporation or other legal entity, and your location of usage changes to a place in Canada or the U.S., you must advise us immediately by email to [email protected].

Sociavore does not provide refunds.

WHICH MEANS

For live payment gateways, a valid credit card is required. You will be billed for your Subscription Fees every 30 days and have 2 weeks to pay. Any Transaction Fees or Additional Fees will be charged to your credit card. If you’re exempt from Canadian or U.S. taxes, let us know by giving us your original exemption certificate and we’ll stop adding taxes to your bill. No refunds.

9. Cancellation and Termination

You may cancel your Account at anytime by emailing [email protected] and then following the specific instructions indicated to you in Sociavore’s response.

Upon termination of the Services by either party for any reason:

  • - Sociavore will cease providing you with the Services and you will no longer be able to access your Account;
  • - unless otherwise provided in the Terms of Service, you will not be entitled to any refunds of any Fees, pro rata or otherwise;
  • - any outstanding balance owed to Sociavore for your use of the Services through the effective date of such termination will immediately become due and payable in full; and your website will be taken offline.

If you purchased a domain name through Sociavore, upon cancellation your domain will no longer be automatically renewed. Following cancellation, it will be your sole responsibility to handle all matters related to your domain with the domain provider.

If at the date of termination of the Service, there are any outstanding Fees owing by you, you will receive one final invoice via email. Once that invoice has been paid in full, you will not be charged again.

We reserve the right to modify or terminate the Sociavore Service or your Account for any reason, without notice at any time.

Fraud: Without limiting any other remedies, Sociavore may suspend or terminate your Account if we suspect that you (by conviction, settlement, insurance or escrow investigation, or otherwise) have engaged in fraudulent activity in connection with the Site.

WHICH MEANS

To initiate a cancellation, email [email protected]. Sociavore will respond with specific information regarding the cancellation process for your account. Once cancellation is confirmed, domains purchased through Sociavore will no longer be automatically renewed. If you cancel in the middle of your billing cycle, you’ll have one last email invoice.

We may change or cancel your account at any time. Any fraud and we will suspend or cancel your account.

10. Modifications to the Service and Prices

Prices for using the Services are subject to change upon 30 days notice from Sociavore. Such notice may be provided at any time by posting the changes to the Sociavore Site (sociavore.co) or the dashboard of your Sociavore website via an announcement.

Sociavore reserves the right at any time, and from time to time, to modify or discontinue, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice.

Sociavore shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

WHICH MEANS

We may change or discontinue the service at anytime, without liability.

11. Account Access

In some cases, it is necessary for Sociavore employees to access your account and content in order to diagnose a problem. When you contact our support team, it is implied that you are allowing Help Scout employees to access your account if necessary, in order to be helpful. If you wish to receive assistance without granting permission to your account, please specify as much in your communication with our support team and those requests will be honored to the extent possible.

WHICH MEANS

It’s implied we can access your account to support you. Let us know explicitly if you don’t want us to.

12. Third Party Services

In addition to these Terms of Service, you also agree to be bound by the additional service-specific terms applicable to services you purchase from, or that are provided by, Sociavore’s partners or other third parties.

Sociavore may from time to time recommend, provide you with access to, or enable third party software, applications (“Apps”), products, services or website links (collectively, “Third Party Services”) for your consideration or use. Such Third Party Services are made available only as a convenience, and your purchase, access or use of any such Third Party Services is solely between you and the applicable third party services provider (“Third Party Provider”). Any use by you of Third Party Services offered through the Services or Sociavore’s website is entirely at your own risk and discretion, and it is your responsibility to read the terms and conditions and/or privacy policies applicable to such Third Party Services before using them.

We do not provide any warranties with respect to Third Party Services. You acknowledge that Sociavore has no control over Third Party Services, and shall not be responsible or liable to anyone for such Third Party Services. The availability of Third Party Services on Sociavore’s websites, or the integration or enabling of such Third Party Services with the Services does not constitute or imply an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or affiliation by or with Sociavore. Sociavore does not guarantee the availability of Third Party Services and you acknowledge that Sociavore may disable access to any Third Party Services at any time in its sole discretion and without notice to you. Sociavore is not responsible or liable to anyone for discontinuation or suspension of access to, or disablement of, any Third Party Service.

Sociavore strongly recommends that you seek specialist advice before using or relying on Third Party Services, to ensure they will meet your needs.

If you install or enable a Third Party Service for use with the Services, you grant us permission to allow the applicable Third Party Provider to access your data and to take any other actions as required for the interoperation of the Third Party Service with the Services, and any exchange of data or other interaction between you and the Third Party Provider is solely between you and such Third Party Provider. Sociavore is not responsible for any disclosure, modification or deletion of your data or other Materials, or for any corresponding losses or damages you may suffer, as a result of access by a Third Party Service or a Third Party Provider to your data or other Materials.

Google Maps is a Third Party Service that is used within the Services. Your use of the Service is subject to your acceptance of the Google Maps and Earth Enterprise Universal Acceptable Use Policy, as it may be amended by Google from time to time.

Under no circumstances shall Sociavore be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, punitive, extraordinary, exemplary or other damages whatsoever, that result from any Third Party Services or your contractual relationship with any Third Party Provider, including any Expert. These limitations shall apply even if Sociavore has been advised of the possibility of such damages. The foregoing limitations shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.

You agree to indemnify and hold us and (as applicable) our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, Sociavore partners, officers, directors, agents, employees, and suppliers harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of a Third Party Service or your relationship with a Third Party Provider.

WHICH MEANS

We are not responsible for third party services so use them at your own risk. If you use any third party services on the Sociavore platform, you permit us to send your data to those services. If you use them you agree that we do not provide a warranty, so get advice beforehand.

13. Miscellaneous

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Sociavore and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Sociavore, or by the posting by Sociavore of a revised version in accordance with this Agreement. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Service will be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the courts located in the City of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Sociavore may assign its rights and obligations under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns. You confirm that you prefer this Agreement and any related documents be in English. Vous confirmez préférer que cette convention et les documents s'y rattachant soient rédigés en anglais.

WHICH MEANS

If any parts of the Terms of Service can’t apply to you, the remainder of the Terms of Service will still apply. If you need to take us to court, it will be here in Kitchener, Ontario. We may show up, or send someone else in our place.

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