This user agreement, the documents set forth above, and any other services terms (collectively, the “Terms,” this “Agreement,” or the “User Agreement”) describe the terms and conditions on which Auction Sound, LLC DBA SellerVantage.com (“we” or “SellerVantage”) offers a user (“Customer” or “you” or “your”) access to our services and website. If you have a question about this Agreement, please contact us by sending email to email@example.com.
1. Acceptance of Terms
By using this website or any SellerVantage service you agree to the Terms. We may amend the Terms at any time. Subject to the ‘Changes to Fees’ Section, amended Terms will automatically be effective seven (7) days after we have posted the Amended Terms. Your continued use of our services will signify your acceptance of any amended Terms. If you do not agree to the changes, you may discontinue your registration by sending an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Terms may not be otherwise amended except in a writing signed by both parties. Throughout this Agreement, (i) the phrase “in our discretion” or “in its discretion” means in SellerVantageâ€™s sole and arbitrary discretion and (ii) the term “including” means including without limitation. SellerVantage reserves the right to reject this Agreement for any reason or no reason, prior to acceptance thereof by SellerVantage. Activation of any service shall indicate SellerVantageâ€™s acceptance of this Agreement, but does not obligate SellerVantage to provide access to any or all services, such access to be provided at the sole discretion of SellerVantage.
2. Eligibility; Registration
Use of our services is limited to parties that lawfully can enter into and form contracts under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, our services are not available to minors. Our services are not available to parties whose use of our services has been suspended or terminated.
By accepting this Agreement, you represent that (a) you are eighteen (18) or older and, if applicable, (b) you are authorized to sign for and bind the corporation, partnership or other legal entity that will be using our services. Your “Registration” includes your personal or corporate information, Pay Pal billing information, Company logo, your administration login name, email address, and password, and any services and related fees you select.
3. Website and Services
3.1. Right to Refuse Services
SellerVantage may refuse our services to anyone at any time, in our discretion. SellerVantage reserves the right to discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any or all of our services to anyone at any time, with or without notice. SellerVantage will refund you amounts it has charged you for each whole month of prepaid service for which SellerVantage refused or discontinued services, as such amounts are determined by SellerVantage only if (i) SellerVantage exercises its right to refuse service or discontinue under this section, and (ii) you have prepaid for the refused or discontinued services. SellerVantage shall not be liable to you or any thirdâ€party for any termination of your access to the Hosting Service except as set forth herein.
You grant us a nonâ€exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royaltyâ€free, sub licensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise the copyright and publicity rights (but no other rights) you have in any information you provide us, in any media now known or not currently known, for the purpose of offering our services.
3.4. Passwords and Security
You will at all times maintain the confidentiality of your user names and passwords. If you are a corporation, partnership or other legal entity, you are responsible for all activity and all charges by such employees. If there is a breach of security through your account, you must immediately change your password and notify us at email@example.com. You will be liable for any unauthorized use of our services until you notify us of the security breach.
3.5. Accurate and Complete Information
You will provide to SellerVantage only true, accurate, current and complete information, including, as applicable, your PayPal billing information, and will update that information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. SellerVantage, its agents, suppliers, and subcontractors have the right to recover from you any costs or losses incurred as a direct or indirect result of the inaccurate or incomplete information.
3.6. Post Sale Management
You will use SellerVantageâ€™s post sale management tools solely for the purpose of notifying vendors about the status of their auction and managing the fulfillment of your sales. You will not use the post sale management tool or any other SellerVantage service to send any (i) communications that include defamatory, libelous, unlawfully threatening or harassing statements or any material that would violate the letter or spirit of this Agreement, or (ii) unsolicited commercial email or ‘spam.’
3.7. Limited Agency
You authorize SellerVantage to access thirdâ€party marketplaces with which you have usage agreements, on your behalf, to retrieve and post information and materials necessary to provide our services to you, and you hereby appoint SellerVantage as your agent for this limited purpose. You permit SellerVantage to use such retrieved information and materials to accomplish the foregoing, and to communicate with your customers on your behalf. You acknowledge that our services may or may not provide all the information and functionality that you could obtain directly from the marketplaces.
3.8. General Compliance with Laws
You will comply with all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations in your use of our services.
3.9. Content for Terminated Customers
Any data, images or any other content of any kind hosted or used by SellerVantage or SellerVantageâ€™s content delivery network may be purged from SellerVantageâ€™s networks and servers without notice to Customers whose services are suspended, terminated or have not paid their applicable Fees for 90 days.
SellerVantage will charge you fees in accordance with the SellerVantage Fees Policy set forth at www.sellervantage.com. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in U.S. Dollars. You are responsible for paying all fees associated with using our service and our website and all applicable taxes.
4.2. Changes to Fees
SellerVantage may change the Fees Policy effective seven days after those changes have been posted on our website and may add new fees effective immediately upon posting the new fees. We may change temporarily our fees for promotional events (for example, free listing days) and such changes are effective when we post the temporary promotional event on the announcements board. If you have prepaid for services, SellerVantage will either maintain your existing service or refund your payment in accordance with section 3.1.
You will be required to provide SellerVantage with your Pay Pal account information. You will be billed a monthly finance charge of the lower of 1.5% or the highest amount permitted by applicable law if your account becomes past due. At SellerVantageâ€™s sole discretion, you may be billed via direct withdrawal from your bank account. If SellerVantage elects to make direct withdrawal, and you choose to continue to be billed via Pay Pal, then you will be responsible for all Pay Pal fees in addition to your monthly service fees. If SellerVantage makes this election, then you will provide all needed information within 3 days of request. Your account may be suspended for nonâ€payment. You may close your account by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request closure or sending us a request using the contact us form. You will reimburse SellerVantage for any costs arising from initiation of collections activity.
4.4. Billing Cycles
Your Pay Pal or bank account will be billed or debited for usage one month in advance. If your invoice is not paid within 5 days of the billing, the SellerVantage, in its sole discretion, will immediately terminate this agreement and access to our web site and services.
4.5. Discounts, Credits and Refunds
SellerVantage may, in its discretion, offer discounts, coupons or promotions that may reduce applicable fees. Users may request credits to their account by contacting SellerVantage customer service. Credits will be granted in SellerVantage’s discretion. Any refunds will be made in credits to your SellerVantage account. You will not be entitled to a refund in the event we cancel your services for a violation by you of these Terms and Conditions or if you have not used the services.
SellerVantage reserves the right to charge a $49.99 Reconnection fee as a result of your account being shut off after a 30 day nonâ€payment event.
5. SellerVantage Content
Content made available by SellerVantage, including software (collectively, “Content”) is the copyrighted work of SellerVantage and/or its suppliers. Your use of the Content is governed by the terms of this agreement, if any, which accompanies or is included with the Content (“License Agreement”). You may not install or use any Content that is accompanied by or includes a License Agreement unless you first agree to the License Agreement terms.
5.3. Intellectual Property
All Content is owned by SellerVantage and/or its suppliers and is protected by copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Any reproduction or redistribution of the Content is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible. Without limiting the foregoing, copying or reproduction of the Content to any other server or location for further reproduction or redistribution is expressly prohibited. The Content is warranted, if at all, only according to the terms of the license agreement â€and is subject to the disclaimers of these Terms.
5.4. Export Control Laws
You acknowledge that the Content, and any accompanying documentation and/or technical information, is subject to applicable export control laws and regulations of the USA. You agree not to export or reâ€export the Content, directly or indirectly, to any countries that are subject to USA export restrictions.
6. Copyright Policy
SellerVantage respects copyright law and expects our account holders to do the same. Unauthorized copying or distribution of copyrighted works is an infringement of the copyright holders’ rights. In our discretion and in appropriate circumstances, SellerVantage may terminate the accounts of users who infringe upon the copyright, or other intellectual property rights, of others.
6.2. Copyright Holders
If you are a copyright holder who believes that SellerVantage’s service is hosting infringing copies of your work, please let us know. Pursuant to 17 United States Code 512(c)(2) (Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998), our designated agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement appearing on our site is: Administrator Thatâ€™s Us Technologies, Inc. Email Address: email@example.com
6.3. Notice of Infringement
To file a notice of infringement with us, one needs to fulfill the requirements specified in Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998. The information that you should provide to us includes the following: a) an electronic or physical signature of the copyright holder or a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright holder; b) a description of the copyrighted work that is claimed to have been infringed; c) the location on our web site of the material that you claim to be infringing; d) your address, telephone number, and email address; e) a statement by you that you 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. fair use); and f) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
7. Indemnity and Disclaimer
You will, at your own expense, indemnify, defend and hold SellerVantage and our subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees harmless from and against any loss, cost, damages, liability, or expense arising out of or relating to (a) a thirdâ€party claim, action or allegation of infringement, misuse or misappropriation based on information, data, files or other content submitted by you to us; (b) any fraud, manipulation, or other breach of this Agreement by you; (c) any thirdâ€party claim, action or allegation brought against SellerVantage arising out of or relating to a dispute with you over the terms and conditions of an agreement or related to the purchase or sale of any goods or services; (d) your violation of any law or the rights of a third party; or (e) your use, or SellerVantageâ€™s provision, of our services or use of your account by any third party. SellerVantage will have the right to participate in its defense and hire counsel of its choice, at your expense. You will not settle any action or claims on SellerVantageâ€™s behalf without the prior written consent of SellerVantage.
At SellerVantage Discretion. In our discretion, we may immediately issue a warning, temporarily suspend, or terminate your registration, and delete information you have provided us if you breach any provision of this Agreement. This Section does not limit any other remedies that may be available to SellerVantage.
8.2. Third Party Services
SellerVantage services rely in part on the proper functioning and interaction of third party websites, services and software with the SellerVantage website and software. For example, our Customer Manager uses a third party to review emails for spam or viruses. Failure of, or changes to, or misconduct by such third parties or their websites, services or software may affect our provision of services. SellerVantage is not liable for any third party actions or omissions.
8.3. Third Party Agreements
You will comply with the terms and conditions of all agreements you have with third parties, including providers of marketplaces, as such terms and conditions relate to use of our services including terms and conditions related to types of items that may be sold or restrictions on concurrent sales. Your compliance is required for the user agreements on any website on which you use with LotVantage including the user agreements and/or terms and conditions as posted at http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/user-agreement.html and http://www.craigslist.org/about/terms.of.use and http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=footer_cou?ie=UTF8&nodeId=508088.
8.4. No Agency
Except for the limited purpose stated in the ‘Limited Agency’ Section, you and SellerVantage are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employeeâ€employer or franchisorâ€franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.
Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notices will be given by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (in the case of SellerVantage) or to the email address you provide to SellerVantage during the registration process (in your case), or such other address as the party will specify. Notice will be deemed given 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, we may give you notice by certified mail, postage prepaid and return receipt requested, to the address provided to SellerVantage during the registration process. In such case, notice will be deemed given 3 days after the date of mailing.
Any controversy or claim in any way arising out of or relating to this Agreement will be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration will be conducted in Tampa, Florida and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into any court having jurisdiction thereof. Either you or SellerVantage may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in California necessary to protect the rights or property of you or SellerVantage pending the completion of arbitration.
8.7. Governing Law
Florida law will govern this Agreement, except for the body of law relating to conflicts of law. Subject to the Arbitration Section, venue for any legal action will be the state courts of Hillsborough County, Florida, or the federal courts of the Middle District of Florida. The prevailing party in any litigation in connection with this Agreement will be entitled to recover from the other party its costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees and other expenses.
A party’s failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be a waiver of the provision or the right to enforce it at a later time.
8.9. Entire Agreement
This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect to the subject matter hereof. You agree that you are not entering into this Agreement in reliance on any statements or representations other than those set forth herein. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision will be struck and the remaining provisions will be enforced.
This Agreement and your usernames and passwords are not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you without SellerVantage’s prior written consent, and any such conveyance will be null and void.
8.11. Attorneys’ Fees
The prevailing party in any litigation in connection with this Agreement will be entitled to recover from the other party its costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees and other expenses.
Should any term or condition be in conflict between this Agreement and any document incorporated by reference into this Agreement, the terms of this Agreement will control. The use of headings is for convenience and will not affect the interpretation of this Agreement.
Terms of Service Last Updated: February 1, 2013