Terms of Service
The following terms and conditions (the “Agreement”) govern all use of the www.mercanix.com website and subdomain sites (e.g. acmeco.mercanix.com), (the “Site”) and the products and services available at the Site (taken together with the Site, the “Service”). In this Agreement, “You” or “Your” means the person accepting this Agreement and the company (if any) on whose behalf he/she is acting, and “We,” “Us,” “Our,” or “mercanix” means mercanix, Inc. By using or accessing any part of the Service, You agree that You are at least eighteen (18) years old and have read, understand, and agree to be bound by all of these terms and conditions. If You do not agree to all of these terms and conditions, You must not use or access the Service. If You are entering into this Agreement on behalf of a company, You represent that You have the authority to bind that company to the terms of this Agreement. We reserve the right, in Our sole discretion, to modify or replace any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement at any time. Your continued use of the Service following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes Your acceptance of those changes and You are responsible for reviewing those terms as We notify You about them. Some products or services that become available at the Site may be subject to additional or different terms and conditions, and if those additional terms and conditions conflict with this Agreement, those additional terms and conditions will control.
1. What are the Basics About Accessing and Using the Service?
The Service is solely for Your business purposes and is offered and provided subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
As a condition to using some parts of the Service, You may be required to register with mercanix and select a password, user name (“mercanix User ID”) and a site name ("mercanix Site Name"). You may not (i) select or use as an mercanix User ID or mercanix Site Name a name of another person or company with the intent to impersonate that person or company; or (ii) use as an mercanix User ID or mercanix Site Name a name that You do not have permission to use. mercanix reserves the right to refuse registration of, or cancel an mercanix User ID or mercanix Site Name in its discretion. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your mercanix password and other account information. You agree that the information You provide mercanix will be accurate, complete, and up to date, and if We determine that the information does not meet those standards, or if You violate any of these requirements, We may immediately terminate the Agreement for Your breach and/or suspend Your use of the Service.
mercanix provides the Service only. You are responsible for providing whatever resources You need to access and use the Service.
2. Do You Have to Pay to Use the Service?
However, from time to time We may invite You to try, at no charge, Our products or services that are not generally available to Our customers ("Non-GA Services"). You may accept or decline any such trial in Your sole discretion. Any Non-GA Services will be clearly designated as beta, pilot, limited release, developer preview, non-production or by a description of similar import. Non-GA Services are provided for evaluation purposes and not for production use, are not supported, may contain bugs or errors, and may be subject to additional terms. NON-GA SERVICES ARE NOT CONSIDERED "SERVICES" HEREUNDER AND ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY. We may discontinue Non-GA Services at any time in Our sole discretion and may never make them generally available.
What Are the Fees for using mercanix?
The published fees for the Service may be found on the Pricing Details page. We may offer alternative fee structures, discounts, coupons or incentives, at our sole discretion and for any reason, and we are under no obligation to offer such alternatives to all users. The actual price you will pay for any Premium Services shall be the price listed in the Billing section of your account or by other agreement.
What are mercanix’s Payment Policies?
We bill by the calendar year (each, a “Subscription Period”), though We may choose to offer alternative billing periods, such as calendar quarter, or calendar year (each, also, a “Subscription Period”). Fees for each Subscription Period will be pre-paid at the start of the Subscription Period, charged to the credit card You provide prior to the start of such Subscription Period. If the credit card information You have provided is incorrect or incomplete, or mercanix is unable to complete a transaction due to Your error or omission, mercanix will attempt to contact You and inform You of the problem. If the problem is not corrected within five (5) days, it will be considered a breach of the Agreement and mercanix will terminate Your account. You will receive an email receipt upon each credit card charge, unless You and mercanix have agreed otherwise.
If You choose to “upgrade” any version to a more expensive option, any incremental cost will be prorated over the remaining term of the applicable Subscription Period and charged to Your credit card. If You “downgrade” any version to a less expensive option, any unused portion will be prorated over the remaining term of the applicable Subscription Period and a credit (toward future purchases) will be applied to your account but no refunds will be awarded.
Except as provided in this paragraph, all fees pre-paid by You are non-refundable. If You have chosen to be billed quarterly or annually, You will receive a partial refund of the fees You pre-paid if We terminate any of Your Subscriptions for any reason other than Your breach of this Agreement (or any other terms You have agreed to with mercanix). Your refund will consist of all pre-paid fees for each complete Month remaining in Your Subscription Period; You will not receive a refund for any portion of the Month in which We terminate this Agreement.
You are responsible for all taxes, duties, and other governmental assessments associated with Your activity in connection with the Service, whether or not You choose to purchase a Subscription from mercanix.
3. What Restrictions Govern Your Use of the Service?
You will not, nor permit anyone else to, directly or indirectly: (i) reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile or otherwise attempt to discover the source code or underlying algorithms of all or any part of the Service (except that this restriction will not apply to the limited extent Your local law prohibits restrictions on reverse engineering); (ii) modify or create derivatives of any part of the Service; (iii) rent, lease, or use the Service for timesharing or service bureau purposes, or otherwise use the Service for any commercial purpose; or (iv) remove or obscure any proprietary notices on the Service. mercanix (and not You) owns all title, ownership rights, and intellectual property rights in and to the Service, and any copies or portions thereof.
You will not use any “deep-link”, “page-scrape,” “robot,” “spider,” or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar manual process, to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the Service or any Content (as that term is defined in Section 4 below), or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Service or any Content, to obtain or attempt to obtain (through any means) any materials, documents or information that are not purposely made available as part of the Service.
You will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Service, or any other systems or networks connected to the Service or to any mercanix server, or to any of the services offered on or through the Service, by hacking, password “mining,” or any other illegitimate means.
You will not probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Service or any network connected to the Service, and You will not breach the security or authentication measures on the Service or any network connected to the Service.
You will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the Service or mercanix’s systems or networks, or any systems or networks connected to the Service or to mercanix.
You will not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service or any transaction being conducted on the Service, or with any other person’s use of the Service.
You will not forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or transmission You send to mercanix on or through the Service. You will not, in connection with the Service, pretend (e.g., through impersonation) that You are any other individual or entity.
You will not use the Service or any Content for any purpose or in any manner that is unlawful (including, without limitation, in any manner which violates the export or trade controls of the Canada, the U.S. or any other country) or prohibited by this Agreement, or which infringes the rights of mercanix or others.
Your use of the Service is subject to all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations. Without limitation, you represent and warrant and agree to not use the Service to upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available:
• any content or Item that victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
• any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any similar form of solicitation;
• any unauthorized private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;
• any content or Item that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
• any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
• any content or Item that is illegal under or otherwise violates or fails to comply with any local, state, national or international law or would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, or violate the rights of any party (including without limitation rights of privacy and publicity);
• any content or Item that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as private information, inside information, or proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); or
• any content that, in our sole judgment, may expose mercanix or its users to any harm or liability of any type.
4. Who Owns the Content You Access on the Service? What About Rights to Use Each Other’s Names and Logos?
You agree that all content (including without limitation text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, software, forum postings, and video) and materials (collectively, “Content”) delivered via the Service or otherwise made available by mercanix at the Site are the exclusive property of mercanix and are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights and laws. Content does not include Your User Data (as defined above), which is Your property. Except as expressly authorized by mercanix in writing, You agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works from such materials or content. However, You may print or download a reasonable number of copies of the Content on the Site for Your own informational purposes; provided, that You retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in that Content. Reproducing, copying or distributing any Content for any other purpose is strictly prohibited without the express prior written permission of mercanix. You may also use the mercanix name and/or logo, solely in accordance with mercanix’s Trademark Guidelines; provided, however, mercanix can revoke that privilege at any time.
You hereby consent that, if You choose to become a paying customer of mercanix or an authorized agent of mercanix, mercanix may identify You as an mercanix customer (using Your name and logo) and generally describe the products or services it provides to You in its promotional materials, presentations, and proposals to other current and prospective customers.
5. How Can mercanix Terminate this Agreement or Limit Your Use of the Service? Can You Cancel Your Account?
mercanix is constantly working to improve the Service, so it may make changes to the Service periodically (including discontinuing certain parts of the Service), but it will inform You about material changes via this site. If You don’t like the changes, Your only remedy is to stop using the Service. If mercanix decides to permanently stop offering the Service entirely, it will inform You of that in advance as well.
mercanix may terminate Your access to all or any part of the Service at any time if mercanix believes You are in breach of this Agreement or in breach of any additional terms mercanix may agree to with You. Termination will be effective upon notice thereof to You. Upon receiving notice of termination from mercanix, You will no longer access (or attempt to access) the Service. Some parts of the Service may be unavailable to You, depending on whether You have chosen to purchase a Subscription or in accordance with additional terms You may have agreed to with mercanix.
Some provisions of this Agreement are meant to survive termination; for example, the terms regarding ownership of the Content on the Site, the section where We tell You that the Service is provided “AS IS,” and the section where We limit Our liability to You. The provisions that a reasonable person would assume are meant to survive termination, including the examples above, will survive termination.
If You choose to cancel Your account, You will lose access to all of Your User Data or any other information associated with Your account, and mercanix may permanently delete Your User Data and information at that time. Your User Data and other information cannot be recovered after You cancel Your account, so don’t cancel Your account unless You are sure You no longer need Your User Data or information.
Unless you cancel Your account with 30 days notice in writing by emailing email@example.com with Cancellation in the Subject Line, mercanix will automatically renew Your subscription at the completion of Your subscription period and send a bill for the period.
6. How does mercanix Treat Information We Collect From You?
7. Does mercanix Offer Support?
mercanix offers technical support by email only and We do not make any promises regarding how fast We will respond to a request for support or that We will be able to fix any problems You may be having. We reserve the right to access any and all of Your User Data in order to respond to Your requests for support.
8. What Other Legal Terms Apply to the Service?
Indemnification: You are responsible for all User Data, and for Your activity in connection with the Service. You shall indemnify and hold harmless mercanix (and its affiliates), and each of its (and its affiliates) respective employees, contractors, directors, suppliers and representatives from all liabilities, losses, claims, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, that arise from (i) Your use or misuse of the Service; (ii) Your access of or to any part of the Service; (iii) any User Data; or (iv) Your violation of this Agreement or any additional terms You agree to with mercanix.
Warranty Disclaimer: The Service (including, without limitation, the Site and any software mercanix may provide to You) is provided on an "AS IS" basis, without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, implied warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. Neither mercanix nor mercanix’s vendors makes any warranty that (i) the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components; (ii) the Service will be error-free or uninterrupted (including, without limitation, interruptions that occur in the context of regularly scheduled maintenance); (iii) any information or advice obtained by You in connection with the Service will be accurate or complete; or (iv) the results of using the Service will meet Your requirements.
Limitation of Liability: In no event shall mercanix or its vendors be liable under contract, tort, strict liability, negligence or any other legal theory with respect to the Service (or any content or information available through the Service): (i) for any lost profits or special, indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever, even if foreseeable, (ii) for any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like (regardless of the source), (iii) for any errors or omissions in, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of Your use of, any Content or other information posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available at or through the Service, or (iv) for any direct damages in excess of (in the aggregate) $100.00 (U.S.), or, if You have purchased one or more Subscription(s), in excess of (in the aggregate) the fees paid or payable by You for such Subscription(s) for the six (6) month period preceding the claim that led to such damages. In addition, mercanix shall not be liable for any loss or liability resulting, directly or indirectly, from Your inability to access or otherwise use the Site or Service (including, without limitation, any delays or interruptions due to electronic or mechanical equipment failures, denial of service attacks, data processing failures, telecommunications or internet problems or utility failures). The foregoing limitations shall not apply to the extent that they are prohibited by Your local applicable law.
Other terms: This Agreement is void where prohibited by law, and Your right to access the Service is revoked in such jurisdictions. You certify that You are legally permitted to use the Service, and You take full responsibility for Your selection and use of the Service. The failure of either party to exercise (in any respect) any right provided for under this Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. mercanix shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations under this Agreement where such failure results from any cause beyond mercanix’s reasonable control (including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation, including "line-noise" interference). If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. This Agreement is not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by You except with mercanix’s prior written consent. mercanix may transfer, assign or delegate this Agreement and its rights and obligations without consent. Agreement shall be governed and interpreted and enforced in accordance with the substantive laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein which are applicable to contracts made and to be performed entirely in the Province of Ontario. Notwithstanding the foregoing sentence, (but without limiting either party’s right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief immediately, at any time, in any court of competent jurisdiction), any and all disputes, claims or controversies arising out of or in any way connected with or arising from this agreement, its negotiation, performance, breach, enforcement, termination, existence or validity, any failure of the Parties hereto to reach agreement with respect to matters provided for in this agreement and all matters of dispute relating to the rights and obligations of the Parties to this agreement, which cannot be amicably resolved, even if only one of the Parties hereto declares that there is a difference, shall be referred to and finally settled by private and confidential final binding arbitration held in Toronto, Ontario in English in accordance with the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (the “Rules”) then in force. Both parties agree that this Agreement is the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of this Agreement, and that all modifications must be in a writing signed by both parties, except as otherwise provided herein. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of this Agreement and You do not have any authority of any kind to bind mercanix in any respect whatsoever. Headings for each section have been included above for Your convenience, but such headings don’t have any legal meaning, and may not accurately reflect the provisions they precede.
Effective: January 1, 2012
Any questions regarding the Terms of Service should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org