Effective Date: July 21, 2020
Terms of Service
Alphonso Inc. interacts with consumers and businesses in several different ways. Alphonso owns and operates the website www.alphonso.tv (the “Site”). Alphonso develops and distributes certain software applications for automatic content recognition (“ACR”), which may include applications relating to smart televisions. Alphonso also develops and distributes a software development kit, including application programming interfaces, software, documentation and related materials (the “SDK”), which certain device manufacturers may elect to utilize in connection with developing and operating their own ACR applications. Additionally, some of Alphonso’s media partners may include an Alphonso web beacon (sometimes also known as a “pixel”) on their advertisements or web sites. These beacons allow Alphonso to assist partners in understanding the effectiveness of ads and to measure visitation to the websites. The Site, SDK and beacons, together with the data collection, storage, analysis and reporting tools, functions and services that are provided at or by the Site, SDK, or beacons, are collectively referred to as the “Service”.
The Service is offered and provided subject to acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained within these Terms of Service. This Terms of Service shall be deemed to include all other operating rules, conditions, policies and procedures that are referred to herein or that may otherwise be published by Alphonso, from time to time, at or through the Service, including without limitation, any policies found in the Alphonso Privacy Center (collectively, the “Policies”), located at https://alphonso.tv/privacy/.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, OR IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE OR AUTHORIZED TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT, THEN DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE. ACCESSING OR USING ALL OR ANY PART OF THE SERVICE WILL CONSTITUTE ACCEPTANCE OF, AND CREATE A LEGALLY ENFORCEABLE CONTRACT UNDER WHICH YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY, ALL OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, WITHOUT MODIFICATION.
Alphonso reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to update, modify or replace the Terms of Service, in whole or in part, at any time. Alphonso will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any material change approximately 30 days in advance of the effective date of any change. Change notices may be communicated by postings at or through the Site, e-mail or otherwise. In any case, you should periodically check the Policies and other Terms of Service for changes. Continued access or use of the Service following any change to the Terms of Service constitutes your acceptance of those changes. The Terms of Service may not otherwise be amended, except by a written agreement executed by you and Alphonso.
Alphonso may modify, suspend or terminate the Service, in whole or in part, at any time.
The Service is intended by Alphonso to be made available only to individuals who are at least 18 years old. If you do not qualify under these criteria, then you are prohibited from accessing, using or registering for the Service. Alphonso will not collect personally identifiable information from any person who is actually known to us to be under the age of 13. If we become aware that a person under 13 has provided personally identifiable information, Alphonso will take steps to remove such information and terminate that individual’s access and use of the Service.
Alphonso may refuse to offer or continue offering the Service to any person and may change its eligibility criteria from time to time.
Alphonso’s current Privacy Policies are available at https://alphonso.tv/privacy/.
The most current Privacy Policies will apply to any and all use of the Site and other aspects of the Service. For clarity, the Privacy Policies apply to data and information exchanged during interaction with the Service.
User Data and Analytics
Among other things, the Service is intended to record, collect, store, process and analyze data collected through the Service (“User Data”) and to produce analytics. Accordingly, whenever you interact with the Service, a variety of technologies are employed to automatically or passively record and collect User Data.
User Data may include: browser or device type; operating system; time of day; identification of the page served and preceding page views; or use of particular Service features or applications (such as, for example, viewing histories for television programs and advertisements).
You hereby authorize Alphonso to use your User Data in the manner and for the purposes described in the Terms of Service, including without limitation: to access, record, collect, copy, store, process, analyze and use User Data to provide the Service; to develop, improve, extend and test the Service (and underlying technology platform); to design, develop and produce analytics; and to disclose, distribute and transmit User Data to advertisers, advertising networks, content distributors and other of Alphonso’s customers, service providers and business partners (collectively, “Business Partners”).
Our Commitment to Participants
The Service incorporates and implements patented technologies. For more information visit https://alphonso.tv/patents/.
ALL ASPECTS OF THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”. ALL ASPECTS OF THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED WITHOUT REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, INTEGRATION, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, QUIET ENJOYMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ALL WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY ANY COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE, ALL OF WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. ALPHONSO AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND BUSINESS PARTNERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT: (A) THE SERVICE WILL BE SECURE OR AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR PLACE; (B) ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; (C) THE SERVICE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; OR (D) ANY RESULT OR OUTCOME CAN BE ACHIEVED. USE OF THE SERVICE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Limitation of Liability
You agree that Alphonso shall not be responsible or liable for any unauthorized access to, alteration or use of your account, transmissions or data, or for any material or data sent or received or not sent or received through the Service.
IN NO EVENT SHALL ALPHONSO (OR ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND BUSINESS PARTNERS) BE LIABLE CONCERNING ANY ASPECTS OF THE SERVICE, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ANY CLAIM OR ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE), FOR ANY (A) MATTER BEYOND ITS REASONABLE CONTROL, (B) LOSS OR INACCURACY OF DATA, LOSS OR INTERRUPTION OF USE, OR COST OF PROCURING SUBSTITUTE TECHNOLOGIES, GOODS OR SERVICES, (C) INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, RELIANCE, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUES, PROFITS OR GOODWILL, OR (D) DAMAGES, IN THE AGGREGATE, IN EXCESS OF US$100.00, EVEN IF ALPHONSO HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THESE LIMITATIONS ARE INDEPENDENT FROM ALL OTHER PROVISIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ANY REMEDY PROVIDED HEREIN.
SOME STATES AND OTHER JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Legal Terms and Conditions
Governing Law: A printed version of these terms and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
You and Alphonso agree that any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to the Service must be commenced within one year after the claim or cause of action arose, otherwise, such claim or cause of action is permanently barred.
This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, excluding its conflicts of law rules, and the United States of America. In the event of any conflict between US and foreign laws, regulations and rules, US laws, regulations and rules shall govern. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall not apply.
ANY ARBITRATION HEREUNDER WILL TAKE PLACE ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS; CLASS ARBITRATIONS AND CLASS ACTIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT BY ENTERING INTO THESE TERMS, YOU AND ALPHONSO ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY AND TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION.
Use of the Service is not authorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions hereunder, including without limitation, this section.
General Provisions: Your rights and obligations hereunder are personal to you, and are not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with Alphonso’s prior written consent. Alphonso may subcontract, delegate, assign or otherwise transfer any or all of its rights, licenses and obligations hereunder without your consent. All waivers, consents and modifications must be in a writing signed by both parties, except as otherwise provided herein. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment relationship is created, and neither party has any authority of any kind to bind the other in any respect. All notices will be in writing, in English and will be deemed to have been duly given when received, if personally delivered or sent by certified or registered mail or express courier, return receipt requested; or when receipt is electronically confirmed, if transmitted by facsimile or e-mail.
All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
Waiver: The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
Severability: If any provision of this agreement is held to be unenforceable, such provision shall be reformed only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable. In any event, the remaining provisions shall be enforced.
If you have any questions regarding these Terms of Service, any Policies or your dealings with the Service, please contact us at:
2440 W El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA 94040 USA
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org