Terms of Use Agreement

Last Updated: [9/26/2016]

1.          Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

Welcome to Shopagon, Inc. (“Shopagon”) and our Terms of Use Agreement (the “Terms and Conditions”).  These Terms and Conditions are important and affect your legal rights, so please read them carefully.  

Note that Section 14 of these Terms and Conditions contains a mandatory arbitration provision that requires the use of arbitration on an individual basis and limits the remedies available to you in the event of certain disputes.

By accessing or using the website located at www.Shopagon.com (the “Site”) provided by Shopagon (“Shopagon”, “we” or “us”) that link to these Terms, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and all of the terms incorporated herein by reference.

By accepting these Terms and Conditions, you represent that you are 18 years of age or older and that, if you have accepted these Terms and Conditions on behalf of any person or entity, you represent that you have legal authority to do so and that such person or entity agrees to be responsible to us if you or such person or entity violates these Terms and Conditions.  

If you do not agree to every provision of these Terms and Conditions, you may not access or use the Site, or any services, made available through the Site.

By accessing or using the Site, you represent and warrant that you have not been previously suspended or removed from the Site, or engaged in any activity that could result in suspension or removal from the Site.

These Terms and Conditions may be revised at any time for any reason, and Shopagon may provide you notice of these changes by any reasonable means, including by providing notice through the Site.  You can determine when we last updated the Site by referring to the “Last Updated” legend at the top of these Terms and Conditions.  By continuing to access, browse or use the Site, you confirm your acceptance of the revised Terms and Conditions and all the terms incorporated herein by reference.  We strongly recommend that you periodically visit this page of the Site to review these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to the revised Terms, you may not access or use the Site.

2.           Site Content

The Site and all material on the Site or contained therein, all text, graphics, and other works on the Site, the Site’s design and coding, all computer programs used and licensed in connection with the Site, the look and feel of the Site, and all data and reports generated by the Site (collectively, the “Site Content”) are owned by us or a third party.  These materials are protected under copyright, trademark and other laws.  You may not copy, download, transmit, modify, distribute or republish the Site or any portion of the Site, including without limitation any of the Site Content without the prior written consent of Shopagon.  You may not sell, publicly display, create derivative works of, reverse engineer, assign, sub-license, transfer or otherwise exploit the Site or any Site Content.  Use of any Site Content is prohibited without the prior written permission of Shopagon.  As long as you comply with these Terms and Conditions, Shopagon grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicenseable right to access and make personal, non-commercial use of the Site in compliance with these Terms and Conditions.  You shall not, and shall not permit anyone else to, directly or indirectly: (i) remove or alter proprietary notices or labels on or in the Site or Site Content; (ii) engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the Site or Site Content; (iii) engage in any fraudulent activity or activity that facilitates fraud; or (iv) otherwise act in violation of these Terms and Conditions.  All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

3.           Shopagon Trademarks

The Shopagon logo, and any other Shopagon product or service names, trademarks, logos, or other indicia (“Marks”) that may appear on the Site are the property of Shopagon or its subsidiaries, affiliates or third parties, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission.  Nothing contained in the Site shall be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any such Mark without the prior written permission of Shopagon or such third party that may own such Mark.  Your misuse of any such Mark, or any other Content, is strictly prohibited.

4.           Registration

Each registration is for a single user only.  In consideration of your use of the Site, you agree to provide accurate, current and complete information about yourself or your company as requested on the Site registration form and to maintain and promptly update the information (including, in particular, your e-mail address) you provide from time to time as necessary to keep the information true, accurate, current and complete.  By accepting these Terms and Conditions, you represent and warrant that you are 18 years of age or older and that, if you have accepted these Terms and Conditions on behalf of any business (such as a corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other organization) or other entity, you represent and warrant that you have legal authority to do so.  

Any changes to your registration information should be made on the Site.  If you provide information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we may suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site.

After you register on the Site, you may receive a password for your use of the Site.  You are responsible for keeping your password confidential.  You will be responsible for all uses and activity that occurs through your password or account.  You will close the browser window for the Site at the end of each use, and you will immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password.  We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section 4.  

5.           Linked Sites

Shopagon has not reviewed all of the websites linked to the Site and is not responsible for the content of any third-party pages or any other websites linked to the Site.  Nothing in the Site, including, without limitation, any links to other websites, should be construed as an endorsement of any products, services or information of any other persons or companies by Shopagon.  Your choice to link to any other website is at your own risk, and you agree to comply with all terms and conditions relating to such websites.  Shopagon reserves the right not to link, or to remove the link, to a particular website at any time.  Any links to third party websites are provided as a convenience to you and are neither owned nor operated by Shopagon.  Shopagon has no control over these linked websites and makes no representations or warranties with respect to these linked websites.  Your viewing and use of any third party websites is at your sole discretion and risk.

6.           Legal Requirements

Where Shopagon has a good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, warrant, administrative order, civil investigative demand, subpoena, or other valid process, Shopagon   may disclose IP addresses, personal information, and any contents of the Site where it is legally compelled to do so.  Please see the Shopagon’s Website Privacy Statement  located at http://shopagon.com/privacy ]  for additional information relating to the privacy and security of information collected hereunder.  

7.           Your Use of the Site

You are solely responsible and liable for all data, information and other materials (“User Content”) that you submit, upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit (“Transmit”) in connection with the Site.  In addition, we have no control over, and shall have no liability for, any damages resulting from the use (including without limitation republication) or misuse by any third party of information made public through the Site.  IF YOU CHOOSE TO SUBMIT TO US, OR OTHERWISE MAKE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION OR OTHER INFORMATION PUBLICLY AVAILABLE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK AND SHOPAGON SHALL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY THEREFOR.

You agree that you will not, and will not permit anyone else to, directly or indirectly: (a) Transmit any User Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, hateful, obscene, harassing, tortious, defamatory, libelous, slanderous, pornographic, profane, vulgar, offensive, lewd, invasive of another’s privacy or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (b) use the Site to harm minors in any way or to stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the rights of others, including without limitation others’ privacy rights or rights of publicity, or harvest or collect personal information, including e-mail addresses, about other users of the Site; (c) Transmit any User Content: (i) that you do not have the right to Transmit, under any law or contractual or fiduciary relationships, including, without limitation, any inside information or proprietary or confidential information; (ii) that infringes any patent, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right or misappropriates any trade secret or right of privacy of any third-party; (iii) that constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional materials, “spam,” “chain letters,” or pyramid schemes; or (iv) that contains any software routine, code, instruction or virus that is designed to disable, delete, modify, damage or erase software, hardware or data; (d) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise any User Content Transmitted through the Site; (e) interfere with the Site or servers or networks used in connection with the Site; (f) interfere with the ability of others to use the Site; (g) copy, download, transmit,  modify, reproduce, sell, resell, sub-license, distribute, publish create derivative works of, reverse engineer, assign, transfer or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Site, the Site Content or any User Content contained therein; (h) conduct your business using the Site in a way that is unfair, unlawful, or constitutes a deceptive business practice; (i) use any robot, spider, or other automatic device to monitor or copy portions of the Site or the Site Content without Shopagon’s prior written permission; (j) include in any third party website any hypertext link to any page or location within the Site without Shopagon’s prior written permission; (k) mirror or display the Site or any portion thereof in frames without Shopagon’s prior written permission; or (l) impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, other users of the Site, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity, or express or imply that we endorse any statement you make.

You acknowledge and agree that Shopagon may disclose or use any User Content that you Transmit for purposes that include, but are not limited to: (a) enforcing these Terms and Conditions; (b) complying with any laws, regulations or rules of any federal, state or local government or agency; (c) responding to claims that any User Content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protecting the rights or property of Shopagon, its customers or the public.  With respect to User Content that you Transmit to the Site, you grant Shopagon a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use, copy, excerpt, reproduce, display, publish, modify, distribute and create derivative works of such User Content in any form or media, and to allow others to do so, however, Shopagon will only share personally identifiable information that you provide in accordance with Shopagon’s privacy statement at http://shopagon.com/misc/privacy.html .     As between the parties, we own all right, title, and interest in and to all intellectual property rights in all materials, products or services developed by us, or on behalf of us by third parties, based on or including as a component thereof any such information as described above, and all generalized knowledge, skill, know-how and expertise relating to such information.

Shopagon does not and cannot review all User Content posted to the Site, or created by users accessing the Site, and is not in any manner responsible for the content of any User Content. You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view and distribute user-generated content on the Site, Shopagon is merely acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any User Content or activities on the Site.  However, Shopagon reserves the right to block, remove, move or edit any of the submissions in its sole discretion.

8.           Special Admonitions for International Use

The Site is hosted in the United States and is intended for use by residents of the United States of America only.  All matters relating to the Site are governed exclusively by the laws of the State of North Carolina in the United States of America and not the jurisdiction in which you are located.  If you are located outside of the United States of America and you contact us, please be advised that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States of America and that by submitting information, you explicitly authorize such transfer.  

9.          Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Shopagon, its subsidiaries and affiliates, business partners, contractors, clients and service providers, and their respective officers, employees, agents and representatives from and against any claims, liabilities, costs or damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and paralegal fees through final appeals, made by any third party, relating to or arising from your use of the Site, any User Content that you Transmit to or through the Site, any violation of these Terms and Conditions by you, or any other act or omission by you, including your violation of any rights of another, arising from your use of the Site.

10.           Availability and Features

Availability and features of the Site are subject to change without notice.

11.           Termination  

You acknowledge and agree that Shopagon may terminate your access to use of the Site for any reason, including, without limitation, your violation of these Terms and Conditions.  You agree that Shopagon may terminate your access to and use of the Site without prior notice and without any liability to you or any third party.  You acknowledge and agree that Shopagon may modify, limit, suspend or discontinue the Site or any part of the Site at any time, without notice or liability to you.  Shopagon may also, from time to time, establish general rules and policies regarding use of the Site.  Shopagon will post such rules and policies on the Site, and you agree that your compliance with such rules and policies shall be a condition of your use or continued use of the Site.  Shopagon shall have no liability or responsibility with respect to any lost Site Content, User Content, or other data, such as the deletion of or failure to store Site Content, User Content, or other data.  All provisions of these Terms and Conditions that by their nature should survive termination of your right to access and use the Site shall survive (including, but not limited to, all limitations on liability, releases, indemnification obligations, disclaimers of warranties, and intellectual property protections and licenses).  Shopagon reserves the right to, but has no obligation to, store or keep copies of any Site Content, User Content, or other information, unless otherwise required by law or court order.

12.           Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability  

SHOPAGON IS PROVIDING THE SITE AND ALL FEATURES OF THE SITE CONTENT ON AN “AS-IS,” “AS-AVAILABLE” BASIS.  YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.  SHOPAGON DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND TO THE EXTENT THAT THEY MAY BE EXCLUDED BY LAW, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE.  SHOPAGON DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL OPERATE IN AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE MANNER.  SHOPAGON ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR AND MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY, CURRENTNESS, USEFULNESS, OR DECENCY OF THE SITE.  SHOPAGON MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE QUALITY, SAFETY, OR LEGALITY OF THE SITE, AND SHOPAGON DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS.

YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE.  ANY SITE CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE DONE TO YOUR COMPUTER OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH ACTIVITY.  

IN NO EVENT SHALL SHOPAGON, OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS (“AFFILIATED ENTITIES”) BE LIABLE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLES, INCOME OR PROFIT, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY OR CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES, EVEN IF SHOPAGON HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR RESULTING FROM (1) THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, ANY SERVICES, OR THE USER CONTENT; (2) ANY TRANSACTION CONDUCTED THROUGH OR FACILITATED BY THE SITE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IN CONNECTION WITH ANY THIRD PARTY SITES TO WHICH YOU ARE LINKED); (3) ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE SITE, ANY SERVICES AND/OR USER CONTENT; (4) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; OR (5) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE, ANY SERVICES, OR THE USER CONTENT.  YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE THAT SHOPAGON IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR UNLAWFUL, HARASSING, DEFAMATORY, ABUSIVE, THREATENING, HARMFUL, VULGAR, OBSCENE, SEXUALLY EXPLICIT, OR OTHERWISE OBJECTIONABLE CONDUCT OR SPEECH OF ANY OTHER PARTY ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, OR FOR ANY INFRINGEMENT OR VIOLATION OF YOUR RIGHTS BY ANY OTHER PARTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, RIGHTS OF PUBLICITY, OR RIGHTS OF PRIVACY. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE IS TO STOP USING THE SITE.  THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF SHOPAGON AND THE AFFILIATED ENTITIES FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE WILL BE THE TOTAL AMOUNT, IF ANY, PAID BY YOU TO SHOPAGON TO ACCESS AND USE THE SITE.  IF YOU LIVE IN A JURISDICTION WHOSE LAWS PREVENT YOU FROM TAKING FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, SHOPAGON’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY THE LAW OF THAT JURISDICTION.  

IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU HEREBY WAIVE YOUR RIGHTS UNDER CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE 1542, WHICH STATES “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”

13.          Governing Law and Jurisdiction  

Shopagon operates the Site from its offices in   the State of North Carolina, U.S.A.  These Terms and Conditions and the transactions they contemplate, including without limitation their interpretation, construction, performance and enforcement shall be governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina, U.S.A. without reference to conflict or choice of law provisions, as applicable to contracts made and performed entirely within such State.  The International Convention on the Sale of Goods, and other international treaties that are not mandatory with respect to contracts made and performed entirely in North Carolina, shall not apply.  Subject to the arbitration provision in Section 14, the exclusive forum for the resolution of any dispute relating to these Terms and Conditions shall be the state and Federal courts in Wake County, North Carolina, U.S.A., and you agree to personal jurisdiction of such courts over you with regard to any dispute relating to these Terms and Conditions and agree to service of process on you by e-mail to the address you have submitted on the Site, if any, and by any other means permitted by law.

14.          ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT REQUIRES YOU TO ARBITRATE CERTAIN DISPUTES AND CLAIMS WITH SHOPAGON AND LIMITS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM US.

YOU AND SHOPAGON AGREE THAT ANY DISPUTE, CLAIM OR CONTROVERSY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND THE SITE SHALL BE FINALLY DECIDED BY BINDING ARBITRATION UNDER THE RULES OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION GOVERNING CONSUMER DISPUTES.  Arbitration uses a single, neutral arbitrator to decide a dispute (instead of a judge or jury); arbitration allows for more limited discovery than in a court case; and the arbitration process and result is subject to very limited review by courts. In an arbitration you have the right, at your expense, to be represented by an attorney of your choosing.  Arbitrators can award the same damages and relief under these Terms and Conditions that a court can award under these Terms and Conditions. You and Shopagon agree that any in-person arbitral hearing would occur in the county in the United States where you reside.  Shopagon further agrees that your filing fee for an arbitration will be capped at the amount set by the American Arbitration Association.  You agree that, by agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision, and that you and Shopagon are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action. This arbitration provision shall survive termination of these Terms and Conditions and the termination of your use of the Site. REGARDLESS OF THE FORUM, YOU AND SHOPAGON AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, unless both you and Shopagon agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not join or consolidate more than one person’s claims with your claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. If this specific provision is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party’s individual claim.  

15.           Notice    

All notices, demands, or consents given by you under these Terms and Conditions will be in writing and will be deemed given when delivered to Shopagon at the following contact:   emailservice@shopagon.com

Any notices to you may be made either via e-mail to the address in Shopagon’s records or via positing on the Site.

Please report any violations of these Terms and Conditions to Shopagon at the contact listed above.  

16.           Miscellaneous

You may not assign, sublicense or otherwise transfer any of your rights under these Terms and Conditions.  If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect.  Headings in these Terms and Conditions are for convenience only and shall have no legal meaning or effect.  No action arising under this Agreement may be brought at any time more than twelve (12) months after the facts occurred upon which the cause of action arose.  These Terms and Conditions, and not the conduct between us or any trade practice, shall control the interpretation of these Terms and Conditions between the parties respecting the Site.  Shopagon’s failure to enforce a particular provision of these Terms and Conditions does not mean that Shopagon waives the right to enforce it in the future; Shopagon shall waive such a right only in writing.

These Terms and Conditions and all other written agreements duly executed between you and Shopagon in connection with your use of the Site constitute the entire agreement between you and Shopagon with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede any prior or contemporaneous proposals, discussions, communications, or oral agreements heretofore made.

17.           Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement  

We expect users of the Site to respect the intellectual property rights of others.  If you believe in good faith that any of the content on the Site infringes your copyright, please provide our copyright agent the written information specified below.  

(a)        An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;

(b)        A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

(c)        A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;

(d)        Your address, telephone number and email address; 

(e)        A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and

(f)        A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Shopagon’s copyright agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:  

Tamara Berg

510 N Greensboro St

Carrboro, NC 27510

copyright@shopagon.com

(646) 509-3361