Welcome to Tekmetric. These Terms of Service (the “Terms of Service” or this “Agreement”) constitute a legally binding contract between you and Sparkplug Studios, LLC (d/b/a “Tekmetric,” “our” "we” or “us”) and, except as may be expressly provided in a written agreement between you and Tekmetric or one in which you are authorized to utilize the Services (e.g., a Software as a Service Agreement), govern the use of the technology-enabled services (“Services”) offered by us at and through the website www.tekmetric.com (“Website”), as well as the Tekmetric software and mobile application provided by Tekmetric, including, without limitation, all related software, hardware, algorithms, and technology, (such Services, applications, and the Website are collectively referred to as the “Platform”). You must agree to and accept the Terms of Service, or you do not have the right to use the Services, Website or Platform, as applicable.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THE TERMS OF SERVICE CAREFULLY. YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR PLATFORM CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF AND AGREEMENT TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN THE TERMS OF SERVICE AND YOUR REPRESENTATION THAT YOU ARE AN INDIVIDUAL WHO CAN FORM LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACTS UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. YOU MAY NOT USE THIS WEBSITE, SERVICES, OR PLATFORM IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: THE TERMS OF SERVICE CONTAIN PROVISIONS THAT GOVERN HOW CLAIMS YOU AND TEKMETRIC MAY HAVE AGAINST EACH OTHER ARE RESOLVED, INCLUDING AN AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE, WHICH WILL, WITH LIMITED EXCEPTION, REQUIRE YOU TO SUBMIT CLAIMS YOU HAVE AGAINST US TO BINDING AND FINAL ARBITRATION. YOU WILL BE PERMITTED TO PURSUE CLAIMS AGAINST US (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE, AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING.
THE SERVICES ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USERS UNDER THE AGE OF 13, AND SUCH USERS ARE EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED FROM SUBMITTING ANY PERSONAL DATA OR USING ANY ASPECT OF THE SERVICES, AND BY TAKING SUCH ACTIONS YOU AGREE, REPRESENT, AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE 13 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.
By engaging in any of the following actions, you acknowledge and agree that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the Terms of Service, located on the Website, as may be updated from time to time: (a) clicking an “accept” or similar button or checking a box captioned with acceptance language, (b) using or accessing the Website, the Services, or the Platform, (c) signing up for an account on the Website or Platform. We may amend the Terms of Service at any time without specific notice to you. If you are using the Website, Platform, or Services on behalf of a company or other legal entity, the term “you” through the Terms of Service shall refer to such entity, and the individual accepting the Terms of Service on behalf of such entity represents that he or she has authority to bind the entity to the Terms or Service.
The current version of the Terms of Service will be posted on the Website, and you should review the Terms of Service prior to using the Platform, Website or Services. Your continued use of the Platform after the effective date of any amendment of the Terms of Service constitutes your acceptance to the amended Terms of Service.
The Platform is protected by intellectual property laws, including, without limitation, copyright laws, trademark laws, and international treaties. Unauthorized reproduction or distribution of the Platform, or any portion thereof, may result in severe civil and criminal penalties, and will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible under the law. Any information or content found on our Platform, including any notifications or tools provided, are offered for informational and educational purposes only.
Signing Up For the Platform
In some instances, as determined in Tekmetric’s sole discretion, Users may be required to provide certain documentation, such as (by way of example) a photo ID or proof of professional licenses or state-required insurance policies (for example, regulatory licenses). To the extent you provide such documents, you represent and warrant that they are authentic and current. If you hold yourself out on the Platform in a particular professional role, you represent and warrant that you hold all valid licenses and permits for such role and that you satisfy all professional and regulatory requirements to conduct your business in the manner you represent.
Certain Users that have a subscription payment agreement with Tekmetric (including, for example, auto shop owners) (“Commercial Entities”) may be subject to additional sign-up requirements, including agreeing to other specific Tekmetric terms of service, such as the Payment Processing Terms of Service. Although Tekmetric may verify the Commercial Entities found on its Platform, it does not endorse, recommend, and is not otherwise affiliated with any Commercial Entity. All Users agree that we are not responsible for any User or Commercial Entity content found on the Platform, or for any materials, including all content, copy, images, URL names, and anything else provided by any User or Commercial Entity.
THE SERVICES AND PLATFORM ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO MINORS (PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION) OR USERS WHO HAVE HAD THEIR USER ACCOUNT TEMPORARILY OR PERMANENTLY DEACTIVATED. BY BECOMING A USER, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE (OR IF YOU ARE AN ENTITY, THAT ANY INDIVIDUAL ACCEPTING THE TERMS OR SERVICE ON YOUR BEHALF, IS) AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD (OR OTHER AGE OF MAJORITY IN YOUR JURISDICTION) AND THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT, AUTHORITY, AND CAPACITY TO ENTER INTO AND ABIDE BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE TERMS OF SERVICE.
Subscription Service and Fees
Many areas and features of the Platform are freely accessible. However, certain portions of the Services require a payment of fees for access and use (“Subscription Services ”). You are required to pay a monthly or annual fee for the Subscription Services (“Subscription Fees”) as published on our Website from time to time or as otherwise communicated to you at the time you register for Subscription Services. Tekmetric may in its sole and absolute discretion change its Subscription Fees at any time. Your continued use of the Subscription Service after such fee change constitutes your acceptance to such fee change. Tekmetric may charge or retain Subscription Fees if you do not fulfill your contractual obligations under the Terms of Service. All payments must be timely made in United States dollars via a payment method accepted by Tekmetric. If you are subject to the Payment Processing Services Terms, you authorize us or any third party provider to set off the amount due to Tekmetric pursuant to these Terms of Service from amounts otherwise due to you in connection with your receipt of the Payment Services (as defined in the Payment Processing Services Terms). All amounts not paid when due may incur an interest charge of 1.5% per month or the highest rate permitted by law, whichever is less. You may be subject to additional fees and/or penalties for late payments, returned checks, or declined payments due to insufficient funds. All fees listed are exclusive of taxes unless otherwise noted, and you agree to be responsible for and to indemnify, defend and hold Tekmetric harmless for any taxes levied by applicable governmental authorities (including without limitation sales and use taxes and value-added taxes, where applicable). Except as otherwise expressly provided, all payments are non-refundable and non-cancellable. Payments will be processed by Tekmetric’s designated payment processor. You hereby expressly authorize Tekmetric and its payment processor to charge or debit your designated payment method (e.g., credit card, debit card, bank account via ACH, as the case may be) for all fees and other amounts owed to Tekmetric or its affiliates. Such authorization shall remain in place for as long as you owe money to Tekmetric or until you cancel such authorization through a written request sent to [______]. With regard to your payment of fees and other amounts owed to Tekmetric via ACH, you agree to comply with the applicable, then-current rules, regulations, requirements, and procedural guidelines published by the National Automated Clearing House Association (“NACHA”), and/or all regional payment alliances associated with NACHA. You authorize Tekmetric to store your payment credentials and process transactions in the manner and at the times agreed to by the parties. You understand and agree that we share your payment information and other relevant information with our payment processor and other third-party service providers as necessary to provide the Services and process your payments for amounts due. For as long as you pay your Subscription Fees and your use of the Subscription Services has not been suspended or terminated by Tekmetric, Tekmetric grants you, during the term of this Agreement, a limited, revocable, non-transferrable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive license to use the Subscription Services, solely for your internal business use and solely in accordance with the usage policies, specifications, and/or other documentation made available by Tekmetric from time to time.
Access to Platform and Limited Right of Use
You are responsible for your use of the Website, Services and Platform. After registering and making payment for our Platform, we grant you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferrable, non-sublicensable, revocable, commercial, limited license to download our mobile application or other downloadable software. The viewing, printing, or downloading of any content, graphic, web-based form, or document from the Platform is not for republication, distribution, assignment, sublicense, sale, preparation of derivative works, or other use and you agree not to engage in any such conduct. No part of any content, web-based form, or document may be reproduced in any form or incorporated into any information retrieval system, electronic or mechanical, other than for your internal business use. The password-protected portions of the Platform are available only to those entities who have been provided with an Access Code, and the employees and authorized representatives of such entities on behalf of such entities.
All use of the Platform, including any application programming interfaces (“APIs”), are subject to the applicable documentation and specifications which may be posted and/or updated on the Platform from time to time in Tekmetric’s sole discretion. Tekmetric reserves the right to terminate or suspend any User’s use of the Platform for any reason, at any time, in its sole discretion. Tekmetric is not required to provide any explanation for its termination or suspension of any User of the Platform. With respect to your use of any part of the Platform as a User, you specifically agree not to:
This is not an all-encompassing list of restrictions. Tekmetric may revoke your license or restrict your access to our Platform if it believes in its sole discretion that your actions may cause it or any User harm. Failure by Tekmetric to revoke your license or restrict access does not act as a waiver of your conduct.
If you are discovered to be undertaking any of the aforementioned prohibited actions your privileges to use our Platform may, at our sole discretion, be terminated or suspended immediately and without notice. Generally, we will provide an explanation for any suspension or termination of your use of any of our Platform, but Tekmetric reserves the right to suspend or terminate any account at any time without notice or explanation.
SMS/Text Messages and Customer Opt In/Opt Out Rules.
You must comply with all applicable privacy laws and regulations, including 10DLC (10-digit long code) carrier regulations protecting end users from spam and unwanted messages when using the Platform. In furtherance thereof, you will be responsible for registration for 10DLC with the Platform’s carrier, Bandwidth [Insert contact information for Bandwidth], to ensure that all SMS/text messages sent through the Platform are sent with the recipients’ valid consent and include prescribed information and an effective “Unsubscribe” mechanism, to the extent required. Tekmetric will supply you with instructions on how to effectuate such registration. Additionally, you shall not use the Platform in violation of any advertising and marketing laws such as CAN-SPAM, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) and the CRTC Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules, including those that relate to (i) permitted calling times; (ii) customers’ consent to be contacted by telephone and/or text messages (including opt in/opt out consent where applicable and do not call lists); (iii) the required content of text messages and requirements for promptly implementing “Unsubscribe” requests; (iv) any registration requirements relating to do not call lists; and (v) any notices that need to be given to potential customers during telephone calls.
In order to operate the Platform, Tekmetric needs to make certain use of your content. Therefore, by posting, uploading, or submitting any information through the Platform, including but not limited to text, audio messages, videos, photos, images, or any other information (“User Content”), you represent and warrant that you own all rights to the User Content and you have paid for or otherwise have authorization to use any User Content submitted. You also hereby grant Tekmetric a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform, publicly display, store, broadcast, reproduce, modify, make derivative works of, and otherwise use such User Content in connection with the Platform and any services or products affiliated with the Platform, regardless of the form of media used or of whether such services or products now exist or are developed in the future. This license exists only for as long as you elect to continue to include such User Content on the Platform and will terminate at the time such User Content is removed from the Platform by you or by Tekmetric. Please be aware that Tekmetric is not required to host, display, migrate, or distribute any of your User Content, and we may refuse to accept or transmit any User Content. You agree that you are solely responsible for any User Content submitted and you release us from any liability associated with any User Content submitted. When you delete User Content, you understand that such removed User Content may persist in backup copies in accordance with our data retention policies. Additionally, you acknowledge and agree that Tekmetric owns all layouts, arrangement, metadata, and images that are used to render your User Content through our Platform.
You agree that you are solely responsible for any User Content submitted, and you release us from any liability associated with any User Content submitted by you. You understand that we cannot guarantee the absolute safety and security of any User Content, and that when you publish User Content, it means that everyone, including people outside of the Tekmetric community, will have access to that information, and we may not have control over what they do with it. Any User Content found to be in violation of this Agreement or that we determine to be harmful to the Platform may be modified, edited, or removed in our sole discretion. Tekmetric does not endorse and is not required to verify, monitor, or restrict any of its Users or any User Content submitted. You acknowledge and agree that any User Content or any other information may be inaccurate, unsubstantiated, or incorrect; provided however, you represent and warrant that you have made every available means to verify that such User Content is accurate, substantiated and correct.
Other User Content and Notifications
Other Users may be able to post or transmit content including but not limited to notifications, texts, video, audio, messages, photos, images, or any other information (“Other User Content”). Tekmetric is not responsible for any Other User Content or any errors in any Other User Content displayed or delays in displaying any Other User Content. All Other User Content on the Platform is either transmitted to Tekmetric from Other User owners or is obtained through public data sources. Tekmetric does not endorse and may not verify any of the Other User Content found via the Platform. You acknowledge and agree that any information or notifications from the Platform may be inaccurate, unsubstantiated, or incorrect. If you find any issues with any Other User Content, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, 840 Gessner Road, Suite 740, Houston, TX 77024 or (832) 864-9241.
Your Usage Information
Platform Availability and Modification of Platform
Although we will try to provide continuous availability to you, we do not guarantee that the Platform will always be available, accessible, or functional at any particular time, or that there will not be an outright discontinuance of the Platform. Specifically, we do not guarantee any uptime or specific availability of the Platform. We reserve the right to alter, modify, update, or remove our Platform at any time, with or without reason. We may conduct such modifications to our Platform for security, intellectual property, legal, or various other reasons at our discretion, and we are not required to explain such modifications.
Only Users who are eligible to use our Platform may do so, and we may refuse service or terminate your access at any time.
The name “Tekmetric”, the design of the Tekmetric Platform along with the Tekmetric created text, writings, images, templates, scripts, graphics, interactive features and any trademarks or logos contained therein ("Marks”), are owned by or licensed to Tekmetric, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States law, foreign law and international conventions. Title and ownership of all patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret and other intellectual property rights in and to the Website, Services, and Platform shall be owned exclusively by Tekmetric. Tekmetric reserves all rights not otherwise expressly granted in and to the Website, Services, and Platform. You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of anything contained within the Website, Services and Platform unless we have given express written permission. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, you acknowledge and agree that: (a) Tekmetric may generate, use, and share anonymous, de-identified, aggregated, or statistical data based on your use of the Subscription Services or Platform for development purposes, to improve the Subscription Services or Platform, and for other analytic and business purposes, so long as no individual is identified, and that such anonymous, de-identified, aggregated, or statistical data shall be the exclusive property of Tekmetric and shall be Tekmetric’s confidential information; and (b) Tekmetric shall be free to use any comments, suggestions, ideas, feature requests, or other feedback provided to Tekmetric related to any of Tekmetric’s products and services, in any manner and for any reason, including to improve such products and services or incorporate such feedback into future versions of such products and services or Tekmetric’s materials, with no obligation of confidentiality or compensation and without restriction of any kind
Tekmetric does not accept or consider unsolicited ideas, including but not limited to ideas relating to processes, technologies, product enhancements, or product names. Please do not submit any unsolicited ideas, content, artwork, suggestions, or other works (“Submissions”) in any form to Tekmetric. The sole purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when Tekmetric’s products might seem similar to ideas you submitted to Tekmetric. If you do send us Submissions, you agree to the following: (a) your Submissions and their contents will automatically become the property of Tekmetric, without any compensation to you; (b) Tekmetric may use or redistribute the Submissions and their contents for any purpose and in any way; (c) there is no obligation for Tekmetric to review the Submissions; and (d) there is no obligation to keep any Submissions confidential.
YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TEKMETRIC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE, OF ANY USER OF THE PLATFORM. TEKMETRIC IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO, AND DOES NOT ROUTINELY, SCREEN ITS USERS, INQUIRE INTO THE BACKGROUND OF ITS USERS, OR ATTEMPT TO VERIFY INFORMATION PROVIDED BY ANY USER. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT, BUT HAVE NO OBLIGATION, TO MONITOR DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND OTHER USERS. PLEASE CAREFULLY SELECT THE TYPE OF INFORMATION THAT YOU POST ON THE PLATFORM OR RELEASE TO OTHERS. WE DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, FOR THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF ANY USER OR OTHER PARTIES.
THE PLATFORM IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE" AND "WITH ALL FAULTS" BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, NEITHER TEKMETRIC, NOR ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES, MANAGERS, OFFICERS, ASSIGNS OR AGENTS MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO: (A) THE PLATFORM; (B) ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED VIA THE PLATFORM; OR (C) SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO TEKMETRIC OR VIA THE PLATFORM. IN ADDITION, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, CUSTOM, TRADE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS.
TEKMETRIC DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE OR ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICE, OR ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT OFFERED THROUGH THE SERVICE, WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, FREE OF ERRORS, VIRUSES, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, AND TEKMETRIC DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY OF THOSE ISSUES WILL BE CORRECTED. TEKMETRIC DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE INFORMATION (INCLUDING ANY INSTRUCTIONS) ON THE PLATFORM ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR USEFUL. TEKMETRIC DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM IS LAWFUL IN ANY PARTICULAR JURISDICTION, AND TEKMETRIC SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY SUCH WARRANTIES. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU USE ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTY (INCLUDING YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR MOBILE DEVICE USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE) OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, INCLUDING USER CONTENT. THE LIMITATIONS, EXCLUSIONS AND DISCLAIMERS IN THIS SECTION APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Additionally, Tekmetric will not be liable for any inconvenience, loss, liability, or damage resulting from any interruption of the Platform, directly or indirectly caused by, or proximately resulting from, any circumstances beyond our control, including, but not limited to, causes attributable to you; inability to access to the Platform; failure of a communications satellite; strike; labor dispute; riot or insurrection; war; explosion; malicious mischief; fire, flood, lightning, earthquake, wind, ice, extreme weather conditions, or other acts of God; failure or reduction of power; or any court order, law, act or order of government restricting or prohibiting the operation of or access to the Platform.
By using the Platform, you agree that any legal remedy or liability that you seek to obtain for actions or omissions of other users, Auto Shop Owners, or other third parties will be limited to a claim against the particular users, Auto Shop Owners or other third parties who caused you harm, and you agree not to attempt to impose liability on, or seek any legal remedy from Tekmetric with respect to such actions or omissions.
Limitation of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL TEKMETRIC, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT TEKMETRIC IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL TEKMETRIC HAVE ANY LIABILITY RESULTING FROM (A) YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PLATFORM OR ANY ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES FOUND WITHIN THE PLATFORM; (B) ANY PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR PLATFORM; (C) ANY SERVICES FACILITATED BY THE PLATFORM; (D) ANY INTERACTIONS BETWEEN USERS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY LIABILITIES ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONDUCT, ACT OR OMISSION OF ANY USER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION STALKING, HARASSMENT, ACTS OF PHYSICAL VIOLENCE, AND DESTRUCTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY) OR ANY DISPUTE WITH ANY USER; (E) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE PLATFORM; (F) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF THE PLATFORM OR YOUR DATA OR TRANSMISSIONS; (G) ANY INTERRUPTION, MISINFORMATION, INCOMPLETE INFORMATION, OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR PLATFORM TO YOU; (H) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR PLATFORM VIA A THIRD PARTY; (I) ANY FAILURES OR DISRUPTIONS WHETHER INTENTIONAL OR UNINTENTIONAL;(J) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH COPYRIGHT OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERS; OR (K) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE PLATFORM. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION. IN NO EVENT WILL TEKMETRIC’S TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE TERMS OF SERVICE WITH RESPECT TO ANY OTHER MATTER EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). THE EXISTENCE OF MULTIPLE CLAIMS WILL NOT ENLARGE THIS LIMIT.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OF CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. Specifically, in those jurisdictions not allowed, we do not disclaim liability for: (1) death or personal injury caused by Tekmetric’s negligence or that of any of its officers, employees, or agents; (2) fraudulent misrepresentation; or (3) any liability which it is not lawful to exclude either now or in the future. WHERE A TOTAL DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY IS DISALLOWED, YOU AGREE THAT OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNTS YOU HAVE PAID TO USE OUR PLATFORM. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY WILL SURVIVE THE TERMINATION OF THIS AGREEMENT AND YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Tekmetric, its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, agents and representatives, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorney's fees) arising from: (a) your use of and access to the Platform; (b) your violation of any term of this Agreement; (c) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, intellectual property, trade secret, or privacy right; (d) any services facilitated by the Platform; (e) any third-party claims or damages relating to death, personal injury, or emotional distress arising from or related to use of the Platform; and (f) any damage or loss caused by your negligence, fraud, dishonesty, or willful misconduct. This defense and indemnification obligations will survive the termination of this Agreement and your use of the Platform. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive this Agreement and your use of the Platform. You agree that this indemnity extends to requiring you to pay for our reasonable attorneys’ fees (of the attorney of our choosing), court costs, and disbursements. In the event of a claim such as one described in this Section, we may elect to settle with the party/parties making the claim, and you will remain liable for the damages as though we had proceeded with a trial.
If you believe that any content owned by you has been infringed upon, please send us a message which contains:
You must sign this notification and send it to our Copyright Agent: Copyright Agent of Tekmetric, email@example.com.
Choice of Law
This Website originates from the State of Texas. We make no representation that the content will be available or legal in other locations. You agree to comply with all applicable laws governing your use of the Website, Services and Platform. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws in force in the State of Texas, without regard to the rules or principles regarding conflicts of laws. The offer and acceptance of this contract is deemed to have occurred in the State of Texas. Except as set forth in the Arbitration provision below, any action or proceeding arising out of or relating to the Terms of Service must be brought exclusively in the state or federal courts located in the State of Texas, Harris County. EACH PARTY IRREVOCABLY CONSENTS AND WAIVES OBJECTION TO PERSONAL JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN, AND AGREES TO SERVICE OF PROCESS ISSUED BY, ANY SUCH COURT IN ANY SUCH ACTION OR PROCEEDING.
Dispute Resolution; Arbitration
We want to address your concerns without needing a formal legal case. Before filing a claim against Tekmetric, you agree to try to resolve the dispute informally by contacting us at [insert contact email address here]. We will try to resolve the dispute by contacting you via email, but if we are unable to resolve the dispute within thirty (30) days of submission, you and/or Tekmetric agree to resolve any claims related to the Terms of Service through final and binding arbitration, in Houston, Texas, except as expressly set forth below. Except in the event the claim meets the requirements for an exception as expressly stated below, any dispute between you and Tekmetric including any dispute relating in any way to your visit to the Website or use of the Platform shall be submitted to confidential arbitration. Arbitration under this Agreement shall be conducted pursuant to the applicable rules (“Rules”) then prevailing at the American Arbitration Association. Arbitration shall be conducted by one (1) arbitrator as selected pursuant to the Rules; the arbitrator's award shall be final and binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. Each party shall be responsible for their own arbitration fees and costs. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NO ARBITRATION UNDER THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE JOINED TO AN ARBITRATION INVOLVING ANY OTHER PARTY SUBJECT TO THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER THROUGH CLASS ACTION PROCEEDINGS OR OTHERWISE. Where allowed by the Rules, Tekmetric may make any and all appearances telephonically. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of, related to or connected with the use of the Platform or this Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. In the event that the law does not permit the aforementioned dispute to be resolved through arbitration or if this arbitration agreement is unenforceable, you agree that any actions and disputes shall be brought solely in a court of competent jurisdiction located within Harris County, Texas. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this arbitration provision does not prevent either party from filing a claim in small claims court in the State of Texas, if it qualifies. Either party may bring a lawsuit solely for injunctive relief to stop unauthorized use or abuse of the Services, breach of Tekmetric’s confidential information, or intellectual property infringement (for example, trademark, trade secret, copyright, and/or patent rights) without first engaging in arbitration and the informal dispute-resolution process described herein.
In the event that a provision of this Agreement is found to be unlawful, conflicting with another provision of This Agreement, or otherwise unenforceable, This Agreement will remain in force as though it had been entered into without that unenforceable provision being included in it. If two or more provisions of this Agreement or any other agreement you may have with Tekmetric are deemed to conflict with each other’s operation, Tekmetric shall have the sole right to elect which provision remains in force.
We reserve all rights permitted to us under this Agreement as well as under the provisions of any applicable law. Our non-enforcement of any particular provision or provisions of this Agreement or the any applicable law should not be construed as our waiver of the right to enforce that same provision under the same or different circumstances at any time in the future.
Assignment and Survival
You may not assign your rights and/or obligations under the Terms of Service to any other party without our prior written consent. We may assign our rights and/or obligations under the Terms of Services at any time and to any other party at our discretion. All portions of the Terms of Services that would reasonably be believed to survive termination shall survive and remain in full force upon termination, including but not limited to the Limitation of Liabilities, Representation and Warranties, Licensing, Indemnification, and Dispute Resolution sections.
You may cancel your account at any time via your Tekmetric dashboard or contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be aware that upon termination of your account, access to portions of our Platform may be become immediately disabled. In addition to our rights to terminate the Terms of Service or you access to the Platform as otherwise indicated herein, we may immediately terminate the Terms of Service with you and terminate your access to the Platform if: (a) we believe or suspect you have violated any applicable laws while using our Platform; (b) in our sole determination, you have violated this Agreement or any other of our Platform policies; (c) your account has remained inactive for an extended period of time; or (d) we believe or suspect that any of your actions may legally harm Tekmetric, at our sole decision or discretion. In the event of termination, we will strive to provide you with a timely explanation; however, we are not required to do so.
The Terms of Service and any incorporated terms or agreements constitute the complete and exclusive understanding and agreement between the parties regarding the subject matter herein and supersede all prior or contemporaneous agreements or understandings written or oral, relating to its subject matter.
The communications between you and Tekmetric use electronic means, whether you visit the Platform or send Tekmetric e-mails, or whether Tekmetric posts notices on the Platform or communications with you via mobile notifications or e-mail. By agreeing to the Terms of Service, you (a) consent to receive communications from Tekmetric in an electronic form; and (b) agree that all terms, conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that Tekmetric provides to you electronically has the same force and effect as hardcopy documents. The foregoing does not affect your statutory rights.
The Platform and the underlying information and technology may not be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported (a) into (or to a national or resident of) any country to which the U.S. has currently embargoed goods; or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using the Platform, you agree to the foregoing and you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list, and that you will otherwise comply with all applicable export control laws.
Third Party Websites
In accordance with California Civil Code Section 1789.3, if you have any questions about pricing, Tekmetric, or your use of the Services, or if you would like to file or resolve a complaint about Tekmetric or the Services, you may contact (a) Tekmetric directly at [insert phone number and address here] or email@example.com; or (b) the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs located at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.
Tekmetric is not responsible for any delay or failure in performance of the Website, Services, or Platform, in whole or in part, for any cause or circumstance outside Tekmetric’s reasonable control, including, without limitation: fires, floods, storms, earthquakes, civil disturbances, disruption of telecommunications, pandemics, epidemics, transportation, utilities, services or supplies, governmental action, computer viruses, corruption of data, failures of a third party provider, DDoS or other computer attacks, incompatible or defective equipment, software, or services, or otherwise.
Unless otherwise indicated, all notices required to be made of you to us must be in writing and sent to us at the following address:
Sparkplug Studios LLC d/b/a Tekmetric
840 Gessner Rd Suite 740,
Houston, TX 77024
Notices shall be deemed given: (a) upon personal delivery; or (b) when received by Tekmetric if sent by a nationally recognized overnight courier or certified mail via the United States Postal Service (in both instances, receipt requested).
Last updated January 23, 2023