Terms of Service

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TERMS OF SERVICE


Effective from: May 18, 2021


Last Update: July 1, 2021

 

1. ACCEPTANCE

These Terms of Service (the “Terms”) govern your use of BUP.bio (the “Platform”). These Terms have a force of a legally binding agreement, even if you are simply browsing without intention to contact us or register an account. The term "us," "we" or "our" refers to BUP, LLC which owns and operates this Platform. The term "you" refers to the viewer of the Platform. Privacy Policy https://www.bup.bio/page/privacy-policy is another important document that you should familiarize yourself with because it describes our practices with respect to your personal information. You cannot visit the Platform if you do not agree to these Terms or the Privacy Policy. Sometimes we modify these Terms. We don’t notify users about every change to the Terms but you can see the date of the last update at the top of this page. If you still wish to visit the Platform after said date, that constitutes your agreement to the updates.

 

IMPORTANT: review the “ARBITRATION” section below. Your use of the Platform constitutes your agreement to arbitrate disputes instead of having them resolved by a court. You hereby waive any right to a jury trial you may have had. You also waive your right to participate as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class action or representative proceeding against us.

 

2. NEUTRAL VENUE

a)   Venue. Our Platform is a neutral venue. WE SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR USERS’ DATA, TRANSACTIONS, INTERACTIONS AND INFORMATION.  We are not liable for the consequences of you disclosing your personal information to others.

b)   Interactive Features. This Platform includes interactive features that allow users to communicate with us and each other. You agree that, because of the limited nature of such communication, any guidance you may receive can be incomplete and may even be misleading. Therefore, any assistance you may receive using any our Platform’s interactive features does not constitute specific advice and should not be relied upon without further competent independent confirmation.

c)    DRIVING. DO NOT USE THE PLATFORM IN ANY MANNER THAT DISTRACTS YOU FROM DRIVING OR IS ILLEGAL (E.G., IN JURISDICTIONS THAT DO NOT ALLOW THE USE OF MOBILE DEVICES WHILE DRIVING). WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR YOUR COMPLIANCE WITH TRAFFIC LAWS.

d)   Third Parties. The Platform contains references to third party websites and rely on third party services for support. We shall not be liable for any third party venues and cannot guarantee their performance. We do not monitor all content submitted to the Platform. We shall not be liable for user submissions or any third party content on the Platform.

e)   No Professional Advice. Nothing on our Platform constitutes legal, career or any other type of professional advice on our part. Your use of the Platform does not form an attorney-client, employer-employee or any other professional relationship between you and us. If you engage anybody listed on our Platform, we are not a party to your interactions and transactions.

 

3. AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE

This Platform contains affiliate links. We receive a small percentage of a final sale if you buy something after following any of those affiliate links. But your trust is of utmost importance to us. That’s why, even though we sometimes receive affiliate compensation, we always provide only our honest ratings, reviews, opinions or experiences on everything you see on our Platform. We review all products we find useful, not just the affiliate ones. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be independently verified with the vendor, manufacturer, expert, service provider or other party in question.

 

4. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

a)   Our Intellectual Property. We and our content suppliers own all intellectual property rights in our Platform contents, logos, trademarks (whether registered or unregistered) and data. Our IP rights are protected by U.S. law and international IP conventions. By using our Platform you do not acquire any of our IP rights. Nevertheless, you can view and print out this Platform’s content for personal use. We reserve all rights that are not expressly granted under these Terms or other written agreements between you and us.

b)   Your Submissions. We do not claim ownership rights over your content. What’s yours remains yours. However, if you upload any content to the public areas of our Platform, you state that: (i) you have all necessary rights to that content, and (ii) we can display, transmit, modify and distribute this content without compensation to you. We can use and implement any feedback that you voluntarily provide, without compensation to you.

c)    Copyright Infringement. We take copyright infringement seriously. Report it to us if you see it on our Platform and we will investigate.  In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office website at http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf, we will promptly investigate claims of copyright infringement committed using our Platform if such claims are reported to legal@bup.bio. If you hold the copyright or are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright holder, you can report alleged copyright infringements as follows:

 

               i.        Identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed.

             ii.        Identify the material or link you claim is infringing.

            iii.        Provide your company affiliation (if applicable), mailing address, telephone number, and, if available, email address.

            iv.        Include both of the following statements in the body of your report:

-      “I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., as a fair use)”

-      “I hereby state that the information in this report is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of, the owner, of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed.”

             v.        Provide your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.


 

5. ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

By visiting this Platform, you represent and agree that:

a)   You are 18 years of age or older. You have the full capacity to enter into a legally binding agreement, such as these Terms.

b)   If purchasing anything, you are responsible for ensuring your payment method is valid. You will pay as agreed using only payment methods which you are authorized to use. You will not use a false identity.

c)    Occasionally our Platform contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions that may relate to pricing, charges and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).

d)   You will not let others use your account, except as may be explicitly authorized by us. Everything that happens under your account is your responsibility. Registering duplicate accounts is not allowed.

e)   If you make a submission, it shall be truthful and not misleading. We can terminate any account for writing untruthful reviews, comments or other content. We reserve the right to edit, reject or erase anything submitted to us without prior notice. You will not send spam, anything defamatory, vulgar, racist, abusive or hateful.

f)     You will not use our Platform in connection with any sexually explicit material, illegal drugs, promotion of alcohol to persons under 21 years of age, pirated computer programs, viruses or other harmful code, disclosure of anyone's private information without consent, pyramid schemes, multilevel-marketing, "get rich quick" offerings, encouragement of violence.

g)   You will ask for our permission before copying anything from our Platform for republication.

h)   You will not use our Platform for anything illegal.

i)     We reserve the right to terminate any account using our sole reasonable discretion and without notice or liability.

j)     Bots, crawlers, indexers, web spiders, harvesters or any similar automatic processes are not allowed on our Platform.

k)    You will not impede the proper functioning of the Platform.

 

6. CONFIDENTIALITY

You cannot use or disclose any confidential information relating to our business, users, operations and properties for any purpose without our express prior written authorization. You agree to take all reasonable measures to protect the secrecy of and avoid disclosure or use of our confidential information.

 

7. BREACH OF THESE TERMS

If any user violates these Terms or any law, we can, without limitation: (i) ban that user from the Platform; (ii) disclose the user’s identity to authorities and assist in investigations; (iii) delete or moderate the user’s content; (iv) take any other action available under law.

 

8. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

a)   EVERYTHING WE PROVIDE ON THIS PLATFORM IS ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, TO BE RELIED ON AT YOUR OWN RISK. DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH BEFORE RELYING ON ANYTHING ON THIS PLATFORM. WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUALITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, SAFETY, FREEDOM FROM DEFECTS OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, UNINTERRUPTED, VIRUS-FREE OR ERROR-FREE PERFORMANCE.

b)   WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS AND PROPERTY DAMAGE, EVEN IF WE WERE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, NOR SHALL WE BE HELD LIABLE FOR DELAY OR FAILURE IN PERFORMANCE RESULTING FROM CAUSES BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CONTROL. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED THE FEES WE RECEIVED FROM YOU, IF ANY. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

 

9. ACCURACY OF BILLING

We can refuse any order placed with us. We may, in our sole discretion, limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, per household or per order. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, and/or orders that use the same billing and/or shipping address. We will notify you by email if we change or cancel an order.

 

10. SUBSCRIPTIONS

a)   Some parts of the Service are billed on a subscription basis ("Subscription(s)"). You will be billed in advance on a recurring and periodic basis ("Billing Cycle"). Billing cycles are set either on a monthly or annual basis, depending on the type of subscription plan you select when purchasing a Subscription.

b)   At the end of each Billing Cycle, your Subscription will automatically renew under the exact same conditions unless you cancel it or BUP, LLC cancels it. You may cancel your Subscription renewal either through your online account management page or by contacting BUP, LLC's customer support team.

c)    A valid payment method, including a credit card, is required to process the payment for your Subscription. You shall provide BUP, LLC with accurate and complete billing information including full name, address, state, zip code, and valid payment method information. By submitting such payment information, you automatically authorize BUP, LLC to charge all Subscription fees incurred through your account to any such payment instruments.

d)   Should automatic billing fail to occur for any reason, BUP, LLC will issue an electronic invoice indicating that you must proceed manually, within a certain deadline date, with the full payment corresponding to the billing period as indicated on the invoice.

 

11. FREE TRIAL

BUP, LLC may, at its sole discretion, offer a Subscription with a free trial for a limited period of time ("Free Trial"). You may be required to enter your billing information in order to sign up for the Free Trial. If you do enter your billing information when signing up for the Free Trial, you will not be charged by BUP, LLC until the Free Trial has expired. On the last day of the Free Trial period, unless you canceled your Subscription, you will be automatically charged the applicable Subscription fees for the type of Subscription you have selected. At any time and without notice, BUP, LLC reserves the right to (i) modify the terms and conditions of the Free Trial offer, or (ii) cancel such Free Trial offer.

 

12. FEE CHANGES

BUP, LLC, in its sole discretion and at any time, may modify the Subscription fees for the Subscriptions. Any Subscription fee change will become effective at the end of the then-current Billing Cycle. BUP, LLC will provide you with reasonable prior notice of any change in Subscription fees to give you an opportunity to terminate your Subscription before such change becomes effective. Your continued use of the Service after the Subscription fee change comes into effect constitutes your agreement to pay the modified Subscription fee amount.

 

13. REFUND POLICY

There are no refunds for BŪP Bio subscriptions. We do not accept returns on BŪP Tags, but a refund may be approved with proof of receipt. You may be eligible for a refund if your BŪP Tag is scratched or damaged if photo proof is emailed to us within 72 hours of delivery. If your BŪP Tag doesn’t adhere well to your case or phone, you may be eligible for a replacement BŪP Tag, not a refund. Coupon codes will be provided to order replacement BŪP Tags. No refunds on sale items.

 

14. INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless our company, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Platform; (ii) your violation of any provision of these Terms; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that one of your user submissions caused damage to a third party.

 

15. ARBITRATION; CLASS ACTION WAIVER

a)   Arbitration. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms, or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its Commercial Arbitration Rules and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The arbitration shall be conducted by submission of documents only, without any personal appearances. The arbitration shall be governed by the laws of the State of Florida. Except as may be required by law, neither a party nor an arbitrator may disclose the existence, content, or results of any arbitration hereunder without the prior written consent of both parties. You understand that this Section means that, by using the Platform, you agree to arbitrate, thus, waiving your rights to sue in court and have a jury trial.

b)   Class Action Waiver. You acknowledge and agree that you waive your right to participate as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class action or representative proceeding. Further, unless both you and us otherwise agree in writing, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of any class or representative proceeding.

 

16. GENERAL

a)   Communications. You agree that we can communicate with you electronically, via SMS, push notifications, email or phone calls. All electronic communications shall have the same legal force as if they were in paper form.

b)   Relationship of the Parties. You and us are in an independent contractor relationship with respect to each other. That means that there is no partnership, joint venture, employer/employee or any similar arrangement.

c)    Force Majeure. We will not be liable for failure to perform any obligations to the extent that the failure is caused by a Force Majeure event such as, without limitation, act of God, riot, civil disturbances, acts of terrorism, fire, explosion, flood, epidemic, national mourning, theft of essential equipment, malicious damage, strike, lockout, weather, third party injunction, acts or regulations of national or local governments.

d)   Hyperlinks. Linking to our Platform is allowed, however, it must always be done in a way that does not adversely affect our business or implies some form of association when there is none.

e)   Severability. If any part of these Terms is found to be unenforceable, then only that particular portion, and not the entire Terms, will be unenforceable.

f)     Assignment. We have the right, at our sole discretion, to assign or subcontract our rights or obligations outlined in these Terms.

g)   Waiver. Our failure to exercise any of our rights under these Terms shall not be considered a waiver to exercise them in other instances. No waiver shall be effective unless it is in writing signed by us.

h)   Prevailing Language. If there are any inconsistencies or conflicts between the English original of these Terms and any foreign language translation, the English version shall prevail.


Last updated on: 2 July, 2021