Terms and Conditions

Welcome to TaoTribes. PLEASE CAREFULLY REVIEW THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE BEFORE USING THIS SITE. ANY USE OF THIS WEBSITE CREATES A BINDING AGREEMENT TO COMPLY WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, YOU SHOULD EXIT THIS SITE IMMEDIATELY.

The following are terms of a legal agreement (the "Agreement") between you (“You") and the TaoTribes ("TaoTribes", "we", or "us") that set forth the conditions for your use of this web site or its mobile application (the "Site") and all content they contain and provide. Content ("Content") subject to the terms of this Agreement includes, but is not limited to: text, images, photos, audio, video, software, source code, articles, design and all other forms of data or communication created, posted, displayed or transmitted by us or submitted, posted, displayed or transmitted to, or used, by You or any third party user.

This Site is provided to You expressly subject to this Agreement. By accessing, browsing and/or using this Site, You acknowledge that You have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement, and the TaoTribes Privacy Policy, is incorporated by reference into the terms of this Agreement and made a part hereof, and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

We reserve the right to amend, modify or revise this Agreement at any time, including without limitation the TaoTribes Privacy Policy, by posting the amended terms on this Site at: http://www.taotribes.com You agree that your use of The TaoTribes Site, after the date on which the terms of this Agreement are changed, will constitute your acceptance of the updated Agreement, and that you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. Unless stated otherwise, our updated Agreement shall apply to all information that we have about you and your account.

We may terminate, suspend, change, or restrict access to all or any part of this Site without notice or liability. We takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

You understand that The TaoTribes is not the seller of the goods and services advertised on the Site. The TaoTribes is a service provider and advertiser of third-party vendor offers. The third-party vendors, not The TaoTribes, are the sellers and providers of the goods and services advertised on the Site.

The TaoTribes is not the agent of any third-party vendor and takes no responsibility for the services or products advertised on the Site. The TaoTribes makes no warranty as to the quality, safety, usability, or other aspect of the product or service advertised on the Site. Some services advertised on the Site may involve activities that could lead to potential bodily harm. The TaoTribes is not liable for any costs, harm or damages that occur as a result of, either directly or indirectly, these, or any other service or activity advertised. You are responsible for your own actions in utilizing the third-party services or products that are advertised on the Site.

You and TaoTribes are independent contractors, and nothing in this Agreement creates a partnership, employment relationship or agency. There are no third-party beneficiaries of this Agreement. You may not assign this Agreement or your rights and obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, to any third party without our prior written consent, and any attempt by you to do so will be invalid. Should any part of this Agreement be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion will be construed consistent with applicable law and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. Our failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not be considered a waiver of the right to enforce such provision. Our rights under this Agreement will survive any termination of this Agreement.

Conditional Use of Our Site and Services

Your permission to use TaoTribes is conditioned upon your agreement that you:

  1. are 13 years of age or older, but are 18 years of age or older to purchase any Deal;
  2. will comply with these Terms of Service;
  3. will not copy or distribute any part of TaoTribes in any medium without TaoTribes' prior written authorization;
  4. will provide accurate information when creating an account or registering for our Services;
  5. are solely responsible for your User ID and the activity that occurs while signed in to or while using TaoTribes using your User ID;
  6. will not use TaoTribes to collect any personally identifiable information, including account names, email addresses, or other such information, for commercial purposes;
  7. will not use the communication systems provided by or contacts made on TaoTribes for any commercial solicitation purposes;
  8. are solely responsible for your Content submissions, including discussion posts, profile information and links, pictures, and other such content;
  9. represent that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, permissions, and consents to use and authorize TaoTribes to use any and all Content submitted by you to TaoTribes in accordance with the licenses granted in this Agreement;
  10. hereby grant each TaoTribes user, whether using TaoTribes or an application authorized by TaoTribes but developed via a third-party developer, a non-exclusive license to access the Content you submit through TaoTribes and to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such Content as permitted through TaoTribes' functionality and under these Terms of Service;
  11. will not submit Content that is copyrighted or subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy, publicity, trade secret, etc., unless you are the owner of such rights or have the appropriate permission from their rightful owner to specifically submit such Content to TaoTribes; and
  12. hereby affirm we have the right to determine whether any of your Content submissions are appropriate and comply with these Terms of Service, edit or remove any and/or all of your submissions, and terminate your account with or without prior notice.

Your Account and TaoTribes Profile

You will need to register by creating an account with TaoTribes in order to publish Content on the Site or obtain access to certain Services, including Deals. If you choose to create an account on TaoTribes with us, you agree to provide only accurate, complete registration information, and you will keep that information up-to-date if it changes. When you register, your email address will be the unique log-in credentials (a “User ID”). Access to the TaoTribes Site and Services is not authorized by any other person or entity using your User ID and you are responsible for preventing such unauthorized use. Individuals and entities whose privilege to access the Site or use the Services has previously been terminated by TaoTribes may not register for an account, nor may you designate any of those individuals to use your account on your behalf.

TaoTribes relies on User IDs to know whether users accessing the Site and using our Services are authorized to do so. If someone accesses our Site or Services using a User ID that we’ve issued to you, we will rely on that User ID and will assume that access has been made by you. You are solely responsible for any and all access to the Site or use of the Services by persons using your User ID. Please notify us immediately if you become aware that your User ID is being used without authorization.

Non-Confidentiality, Security and Privacy

You understand that much of the information that you submit to us is submitted precisely for the purpose of disclosure in a variety of ways by TaoTribes, and therefore such information is not subject to any confidentiality obligation. Other information, such as credit card information provided in connection with the purchase of a Deal, is maintained with appropriate privacy and security protections. You agree that information provided to us in connection with the purchase of a Deal, other than your credit card information, may be disclosed by us to the TaoTribes Merchant for their commercial purposes including to provision the Deal.

Any communications between you and TaoTribes, such as email or other correspondence, in which you offer suggestions or comments for improving or modifying our Services will be deemed by us to be non-confidential and non-proprietary, and you agree that such information may be used by us without any limitation whatsoever.

Rules Regarding Information and other Content

When you use the Site, you can publish and obtain access to various kinds of information and materials, all of which we call "Content." Content also includes information and materials posted to the Site by you. You agree not to revise or obscure Content posted by others (including advertising and promotions authorized by TaoTribes), and you agree not to post or use any Content in any manner that:

  1. infringes the copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property or proprietary right of others,
  2. violates the privacy, publicity, or other rights of third parties,
  3. is unlawful, defamatory, discriminatory, libelous, pornographic, obscene, abusive, threatening, harassing, pornographic, hateful, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate, as determined by TaoTribes in its sole discretion,
  4. is false or inaccurate, or
  5. could damage our company, parent company, sister companies, affiliates, advertisers, or other parties.

Though we strive to enforce these rules with all of our users, you may be exposed through the Site or Services to Content that violates our policies or is otherwise offensive. You may use the Site and Services at your own risk. We may, but are not obligated to, terminate user accounts and/or remove Content from the Site if we determine or suspect that those accounts or Content violate the terms of this Agreement or the applicable agreement with the offending user(s). We take no responsibility for your exposure to Content on the Site whether it violates our content policies or not.

General Rules of User Conduct

It is our goal to make the use of our Site and Services a good experience for all of our users, so you agree not to do any of the following:

  1. conduct or promote any illegal activities while using the Site or Services;
  2. upload, distribute or print anything that may be harmful to minors;
  3. attempt to reverse engineer or jeopardize the correct functioning of the Site or Services, or otherwise attempt to derive the source code of the software (including the tools, methods, processes, and infrastructure) that enables or underlies the Site;
  4. attempt to gain access to secured portions of the Site or Services to which you do not possess access rights;
  5. upload or transmit any form of virus, worm, Trojan horse, or other malicious code;
  6. use the Site or Services to generate unsolicited email advertisements or spam;
  7. use any automatic or manual process to search or harvest information from the Site or Services, or to interfere in any way with the proper functioning of the Site and Services; or
  8. impersonate another user.

Links to Third Party Sites

We do not have control over websites that TaoTribes may link to. TaoTribes may contain links to third party websites that are not owned, operated, or controlled by TaoTribes. Therefore, we cannot and do not assume responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of such websites or the companies that own them. Additionally, we cannot and will not censor or edit the content of any third party site. By using TaoTribes you expressly relieve us from any and all liability arising from your use of any third party website.

Deals

TaoTribes provides consumers with opportunities to purchase products and services from third party merchants ("Merchants") with a time limited promotional added value (a "Deal"). Merchants are willing to offer attractive promotionals in order to reach the TaoTribes community.

1. How It Works

By purchasing an order for a given Deal, you make a reservation to purchase the Deal you have selected on the terms, restrictions and conditions associated with the Deal. Once you’ve reserved your order, you will receive a confirmation of the Deal and your credit card(we use credit cards, debit cards, and PayPal account for payment, the processing and your information are protect by PayPal) will be charged for the amount of the Reservation. We will email you the Voucher (defined below) or you can print out the Voucher in your account. You are required to create an account in order to purchase any Deal. An account is required so we can collect information to allow you to reserve your Deals and provide you with easy access to print your Deals, view your past purchases, request refund, and modify your preferences. And you need to make purchase at least one time every year to keep your account active, and updated.

2. The Voucher

Each Deal combines two separate portions that make up the Deal: (i) a paid portion equal to the amount your credit card is charged and similar to a down payment (the "paid portion"); and (ii) a promotional portion for the balance of the value of the Deal if used by the promotional expiration date on the Voucher (the "promotional portion") (together, the paid and promotional portions of the Deal are presented in a "Voucher"). In the event you redeem your Voucher for less than the full amount stated on the Voucher, your purchase will be allocated first against the paid portion until it has a balance of zero dollars ($0.00) and then against the promotional portion that is remaining.

3. Expiration Dates

The expiration date for a Voucher is as printed on the Voucher.

If the expiration of the paid value of the Voucher as of the date printed on the Voucher is prohibited under the law of the jurisdiction in which the Merchant is located, then the Voucher shall expire as follows: the promotional portion of the Voucher will expire on the date printed on the Voucher, and the paid portion of the Voucher will expire 90 days from the date the Voucher is issued, except to the extent applicable law requires that the Merchant extend the period in which the Voucher may be redeemed. The Merchant is obligated to honor the Voucher in compliance with law. If the Merchant refuses to honor the Voucher before the legally permitted expiration date, then TaoTribes will refund the paid portion of your Voucher.

4. TaoTribes Rewards

"TaoTribes Rewards" are a form of TaoTribes currency that can be earned by our scouts. TaoTribes Rewards will not expire. TaoTribes Rewards can be redeemed for cash, one TaoTribes Reward is equal to one U.S. Dollar when you make purchase in U.S., minimal redeem amount may be required. Resale of TaoTribes Rewards is strictly prohibited. You need to have a confirmed PayPal account under your name to join our TaoTribes scouts program. It's your responsibility to report this income. For more information about PayPal, please check the website: https://www.paypal.com.

5. Deal Specific Terms

Each Deal has specific terms associated with the Deal, which will be presented to you at the time you commit to purchase the particular Deal. Deal specific terms supersede any inconsistent terms in this Agreement, except to the extent such terms are prohibited by applicable law.

6. Global Terms

Unless otherwise stated in the Voucher or required by law, the following additional terms apply to all Vouchers:

  1. no cash value for any Voucher,
  2. no cash back will be issued for partial redemption of the paid portion of a Voucher, except as required by law,
  3. no cash back or credit will be issued for partial redemption of the promotional portion of a Voucher,
  4. use of a Voucher for alcoholic beverages is at the sole discretion of the Merchant (which may be limited by applicable state or provincial law), unless otherwise noted on the Voucher,
  5. Vouchers cannot be combined with any other coupons or promotions unless otherwise noted in the Voucher,
  6. Vouchers cannot be used for taxes, tips, prior balances, shipping or handling, as applicable,
  7. neither TaoTribes nor the Merchant is responsible for lost or stolen Vouchers or Voucher reference numbers,
  8. duplicate use, sale or trade of a Voucher is prohibited, except as required by law,
  9. unless otherwise stated at the time a Voucher is purchased, the Voucher price does not include sales, value added or use taxes, which may be charged to you separately by the Merchant at the time you redeem the Voucher.

7. Merchant Responsibility

The Merchant is the issuer of the Voucher. As issuer of the Voucher, the Merchant shall be fully responsible for any and all injuries, illnesses, damages, claims, liabilities and costs suffered by or in respect of a customer, caused in whole or in part by the Merchant or its products and services, as well as for any unclaimed property liability arising from unredeemed or partially redeemed Vouchers. By purchasing a Deal, a customer acquires the right to print a Voucher issued by the participating Merchant and to use the Voucher according to its terms and the terms of this Agreement. Whether you choose to print and/or redeem the Voucher is within your sole control and at your sole discretion. When a customer has used the voucher at the participating Merchant, the Merchant needs to give the reservation fee back to the customer according to this Agreement.

8. Products Available for Sale

The Site can be accessed from countries around the world. You understand that some or all products or services provided on the Site may not be available for purchase to persons residing in certain jurisdictions or geographic areas. TaoTribes reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to exclude or otherwise limit the provision of a Voucher for any product or service to a person residing in any jurisdiction or geographical area. TaoTribes does not represent or warrant that any product or service promoted on the Site will be available for purchase by any particular person.

10. Refunds

TaoTribes will provide a refund of the reservation paid by you for any Deal in 90 days after the purchase date, or before the expiration day of the voucher. If your deal expires before you've had a chance to use it, there's nothing we can do. We reserve the right to investigate any suspicious returns. If you're constantly buying and returning deals, we will find out and we will take the necessary steps to prevent it from continuing.

11. Playing Nicely

Some of the Deals are provided for a limited number of purchasers or a limited number of purchases, as specified for the particular Deal. Any attempt by a purchaser to obtain more than the permitted number of Vouchers specified for a particular Deal by using multiple or different identities, credit cards, forms, registrations, addresses or any other method will void that person's purchases. TaoTribes will be the arbiter, in its discretion, as to whether purchase characteristics indicate a violation of these rules.

Termination

We may change or discontinue the Site or any of the Services at any time without prior notice. We reserve the right to terminate this Agreement at our election and for any reason, without prior notice, and this Agreement will automatically terminate in the event that you violate any of the terms and conditions set forth below. In the event of any termination, you will immediately cease access to the Site and Services. Any Voucher issued prior to termination will be honored according to its terms and the terms of this Agreement specifically applicable to such Voucher.

Disclaimers of Warranty

We provide the Site and Services "as is," "with all faults" and "as available." We and our suppliers and Merchants make no express warranties or guarantees about the Site, Services or Deals. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE AND OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, VENDORS, AND MERCHANTS DISCLAIM IMPLIED WARRANTIES THAT THE SITE AND SERVICES ARE MERCHANTABLE, OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, ACCURATE, TIMELY, FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NEED, OR NON-INFRINGING. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT TAOTRIBES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, IS ERROR-FREE, RELIABLE, WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF TAOTRIBES, INCLUDING ANY SERVICES OR DEALS, WILL BE EFFECTIVE, RELIABLE, ACCURATE OR MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES AS TO PRIVACY AND SECURITY OTHER THAN AS EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE PRIVACY POLICY. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE OR SERVICES AT TIMES OR LOCATIONS OF YOUR CHOOSING. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY AN TAOTRIBES REPRESENTATIVE SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY. You may have additional consumer rights under your local laws that this contract cannot change.

Limitations of Liability

YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY DISPUTE WITH US IS TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF TAOTRIBES. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR LIABILITY, OR THE LIABILITY OF OUR AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, VENDORS, OR MERCHANTS, FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO THE USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICES EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF FEES THAT YOU PAID US DURING THE PREVIOUS ONE-YEAR PERIOD FOR THE SPECIFIC SERVICE AT ISSUE. WE, OUR AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, VENDORS, AND MERCHANTS, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF, INABILITY TO USE, OR RELIANCE UPON THE SITE AND SERVICES. THESE EXCLUSIONS APPLY TO ANY CLAIMS FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, EVEN IF WE KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IF ANY JURISDICTION DOES NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH JURISDICTION, OUR LIABILITY, AND THE LIABILITY OF OUR AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, VENDORS, AND MERCHANTS, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless TaoTribes, its parent company, 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 reasonable attorney's fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to TaoTribes; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Service; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that any Content submitted by you causes damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Service and your use of TaoTribes.

Reservation of Rights and Release

TaoTribes reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor, or take any action TaoTribes deems appropriate regarding disputes that you may have with other customers of ours or any Merchants. To the extent the law permits, you release us from any claims or liability related to any Content posted on the Site and from any claims related to the conduct of any other customers of ours or any Merchants. You hereby waive California Civil Code Section 1542 (if you are a California resident), and any similar provision in any other jurisdiction (if you are a resident of such jurisdiction), which states: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."

Intellectual Property

You acknowledge and agree that we and our licencors retain ownership of all intellectual property rights of any kind related to the Site and Services, including applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary rights. We are not granting any license to you under any of those intellectual property rights by virtue of this Agreement, except for the limited right to use the Site and Services in accordance with this Agreement. “TaoTribes” is our trademark. Other product and company names that are mentioned on the Site or provided as part of the Services may be trademarks of their respective owners. We reserve all rights that are not expressly granted to you in this Agreement.

The Content on TaoTribes, excluding all intellectual property of other sites obtained by way of API and linking and Content posted by our customers, is owned by TaoTribes. This includes, without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, interactive features and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein ("Marks"). The Marks are owned or licensed to TaoTribes, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States law, the law of the jurisdiction where you reside, and and international conventions. Content provided by TaoTribes is provided to you “AS IS” for your information and personal use only and may not be used, copied, reproduced, modified, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the Site and Services.

As between you and TaoTribes, you retain any intellectual property rights in any copyrighted materials and trademarks that are contained in Content that you post to the Site. You grant us an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully paid, worldwide license, with rights to sublicense through multiple levels of sublicensees, to reproduce, make derivative works of, translate, distribute, publicly perform and publicly display in any form or medium, whether now known or later developed, make, use, sell, import, offer for sale, otherwise commercially exploit and exercise any and all such rights, under any and all of your intellectual property rights related to the Content in any manner we choose. If you have any rights to the Content that cannot be licensed to us (such as moral rights in some countries), you unconditionally and irrevocably waive the enforcement of such rights, and all claims and causes of action of any kind against us or related to our customers and partners anywhere in the world, with respect to such rights.

Copyright Notice

We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask you to do the same. If you are a copyright owner or an owner's agent and find Content that infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification according to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. To do so, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail) in writing: (1) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (2) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site; (3) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material; (4) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail; (5) A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (6) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. TaoTribes' designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement can be reached at help@taotribes.com. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this Section, your DMCA notice may not be valid.

Electronic Communications

The communications between you and TaoTribes use electronic means, whether you visit the Site or send us emails, or whether TaoTribes posts notices on the Site or communicates with you via email. For contractual purposes, you (a) consent to receive communications from TaoTribes in an electronic form; and (b) agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that TaoTribes provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were in writing. The foregoing does not affect your non-waivable rights.

Entire Agreement, Changes to this Agreement and Waivers

These Terms of Service, together with the Privacy Policy and any other legal notices published by TaoTribes on the Site or any Deal Voucher, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and TaoTribes concerning TaoTribes. We may change the terms of this Agreement from time to time on a going-forward basis, and any such modifications become effective immediately upon being posted to the Site. It is your sole responsibility to check the Site from time to time to view any such changes in the Agreement. If you do not agree to any changes, if and when such changes may be made to the Agreement, you must cease use of the Site and Services. Your use of the Site and Services after any modifications to the Agreement indicates that you agree to such modified Agreement. Any changes to this Agreement (other than as set forth in this paragraph) or waiver of TaoTribes’ rights hereunder shall not be valid or effective except in a written agreement bearing the physical signature of an officer of TaoTribes. No purported waiver or modification of this Agreement by TaoTribes via telephonic or email communications shall be valid.

Last updated: April 15th, 2017