User Terms of Service
User Terms of Service
Please read these User Terms of Service carefully to ensure that you understand each provision. These User Terms of Service contains a mandatory individual arbitration and class action/jury trial waiver provision that requires the use of arbitration on an individual basis to resolve disputes, rather than jury trials or class actions.
1. USE OF OUR SERVICE
This is a contract between you and Otem. You must read and agree to these terms before using the Service. If you do not agree, you may not use the Service. You may use the Service only if you can form a binding contract with Otem, and only in compliance with these User Terms of Service and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations. Any use or access to the Service by anyone under 13 is strictly prohibited and in violation of these User Terms of Service. The Service is not available to any Users previously removed from the Service by Otem.
B. What is the Service?
The Service is a technology offering that makes it easier for our Customers to vet and verify information about individuals like you and to detect and deter any fraud or misuse. The Service allows our Customers to leverage the results of such vetting and verification (the “Verification Results”).
C. How Does the Service Work?
One of our Customers will direct you to use our Service to help vet and verify you online. We will let you know that we are working with them and require you to agree to these User Terms of Service in order to submit your information to us. After we vet and verify the information you submit to us, we will share that information back to our Customer.
The Service allows us to help our Customers more easily interact with individuals like you, but it does not change anything else about your relationship with the applicable Customer. You are ultimately responsible for your interactions with our Customers. Your provision of services to or for such Customer, or for third-parties via our Customers’ platforms, are governed by separate terms and conditions between you and such Customer, to which we are not a party.
D. Service Rules
You agree not to engage in any of the following prohibited activities:
copying, distributing, or disclosing any part of the Service in any medium, including without limitation by any automated or non-automated “scraping”;
using any automated system, including without limitation “robots,” “spiders,” “offline readers,” etc., to access the Service in a manner that sends more request messages to the Otem servers than a human can reasonably produce in the same period of time by using a conventional on-line web browser;
attempting to interfere with, compromise the system integrity or security or decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running the Service;
taking any action that imposes, or may impose at our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
providing or uploading invalid data through the Service;
collecting or harvesting any personally identifiable information from the Service;
using the Service for any commercial solicitation purposes;
impersonating another person or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity, conducting fraud, hiding or attempting to hide your identity;
interfering with the proper working of the Service;
accessing any content on the Service through any technology or means other than those provided or authorised by the Service; or
bypassing the measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Service, including without limitation features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on use of the Service or the content therein.
We may, without prior notice, change the Service; stop providing the Service or features of the Service, to you or to Users generally; or create usage limits for the Service. We may permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend your access to the Service without notice and liability for any reason, including if in our sole determination you violate any provision of these User Terms of Service, or for no reason. Upon termination for any reason or no reason, you continue to be bound by these User Terms of Service.
You may sign up to or agree to receive a one-time on-demand notification from us via text message or telephone call for authentication purposes. Standard message and data rates apply.
2. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
The Service and all materials therein or transferred thereby, including, without limitation, software, images, text, graphics, illustrations, logos, patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, photographs, audio, videos, and music (the “Otem Content”), and all intellectual property rights related thereto, are the exclusive property of Otem and its licensors. Except as explicitly provided herein, nothing in these User Terms of Service shall be deemed to create a license in or under any such intellectual property rights, and you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works from any Otem Content. Use of the Otem Content for any purpose not expressly permitted by these User Terms of Service is strictly prohibited.
You may choose to or we may invite you to submit comments or ideas about the Service, including without limitation about how to improve the Service or our products (“Ideas”). By submitting any Idea, you agree that your disclosure is gratuitous, unsolicited and without restriction and will not place Otem under any fiduciary or other obligation, and that we are free to use the Idea without any additional compensation to you, and/or to disclose the Idea on a non-confidential basis or otherwise to anyone. You further acknowledge that, by acceptance of your submission, Otem does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to Otem, or developed by its employees, or obtained from sources other than you.
3. PRIVACY AND SECURITY
Otem uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information and implement your privacy settings. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorised third parties will never be able to defeat our security measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. You should always use caution before sharing your sensitive personal information online.
The Service is controlled and operated from facilities in the United Kingdom. Otem makes no representations that the Service is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Service from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are entirely responsible for compliance with all applicable United Kingdom and local laws and regulations, including but not limited to export and import regulations. You may not use the Service if you are a resident of a country embargoed by the United Kingdom, or are a foreign person or entity blocked or denied by the United Kingdom government. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, all materials found on the Service are solely directed to individuals, companies, or other entities located in the United Kingdom.
4. THIRD-PARTY LINKS AND INFORMATION
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Otem and its subsidiaries, agents, licensors, managers, and other affiliated companies, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, 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:
your use of and access to the Service, including any data or content transmitted or received by you;
your violation of any term of these User Terms of Service, including without limitation your breach of any of the representations and warranties above;
your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any right of privacy or intellectual property rights;
your violation of any applicable law, rule or regulation;
your Otem Credentials or any other content that is submitted by you including without limitation misleading, false, or inaccurate information;
your wilful misconduct; or
any other party’s access and use of the Service with your unique username, password or other appropriate security code.
6. NO WARRANTY
The Service is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Use of the Service is at your own risk. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the Service is provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Otem or through the Service will create any warranty not expressly stated herein. Without limiting the foregoing, Otem, its subsidiaries, its affiliates, and its licensors do not warrant that the content is accurate, reliable or correct; that the Service will meet your requirements; that the Service will be available at any particular time or location, uninterrupted or secure; that any defects or errors will be corrected; or that the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components. Any content downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Service is downloaded at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or mobile device or loss of data that results from such download or your use of the Service.
Otem does not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any product or site advertised or offered by a third party through the Service or any hyperlinked website or site, and Otem will not be a party to or in any way monitor any transaction between you and third-party providers of products or services.
Some countries, states and other jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion and limitations of certain implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you. These User Terms of Service gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from country to country. The disclaimers and exclusions under these User Terms of Service will not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Otem, its affiliates, agents, directors, employees, suppliers or licensors be liable for any indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including without limitation damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses, arising out of or relating to the use of, or inability to use, this Service. Under no circumstances will Otem be responsible for any damage, loss or injury resulting from hacking, tampering or other unauthorised access or use of the Service or the information contained therein.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Otem assumes no liability or responsibility for;
any errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content;
any personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to or use of our site;
any unauthorised access to or use of our secure servers and/or any and all personal information stored therein;
any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the Service;
any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like that may be transmitted to or through our site by any third party;
any errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available through the Service; and/or
the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any third party. In no event shall Otem, its affiliates, agents, directors, employees, suppliers, or licensors be liable to you for any claims, proceedings, liabilities, obligations, damages, losses or costs in an amount exceeding the amount you paid to Otem.