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©2019 by Spreadit Ltd.

Spread-it Terms and Conditions

Last Updated: August 22, 2019

 

Welcome to Spread-it Limited

 

By accessing the Spread-it application or the website found at spreadit.today whether through a mobile device, mobile application or computer (collectively, the "Service") you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use (this "Agreement"), whether or not you create a Spread-it account. If you wish to create a Spread-it account and make use of the Service, please read these Terms of Use.

 

These Terms govern your rights and obligations (whether as a guest or a registered user) regarding the access and/or use of Spread-it' website, mobile application or any Internet service (including any associated software supplied by Spread-it) (collectively referred to as "Platform") under Spread-it's control or ownership. These Terms constitute a legally binding agreement between Spread-it Limited (including all its subsidiaries, related and/or associated companies) (these entities are collectively referred to as "Spread-it", "we", "us" or "our"), the proprietor of all rights in and to the Platform and/or Service, and you, the user of the Platform and/or Service.

 

1. Definitions and Interpretation

1.1 In these terms and conditions, the following definitions and rules of interpretation apply unless otherwise defined or the context requires otherwise:

 

"App" shall mean Spread-it, the software provided by Spread-it Limited, supplied by us and downloaded and installed by you on your mobile device through which you may obtain the Services.

 

"Brands" shall mean a company/brand who has signed up to our services, can purchase a marketing package.

 

"Spreadians" shall mean a user who has signed up to our services, passed the basic requirements set forth by Spread-it  to prove his or her ability to provide services to Spread-it’s clients and generate content for Spread-it’s clients.

 

"Hong Kong" shall mean Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

1.2 Headings are for convenience only and do not affect interpretation. The singular includes the plural and the masculine shall include the feminine and neuter and vice versa.

 

1.3 A reference to a person, corporation, trust, partnership, unincorporated body or other entity includes any of them.

 

2. License of App

2.1 Subject to your compliance with these Terms, we grant you a limited non-exclusive, non-transferable licence to download and install one copy of the App on your mobile device and to run such copy of the App solely for your own personal use.

 

2.2 Your use of Spread-it grants you no rights in relation to our intellectual property rights (including, without limitation, copyright, trade marks, logos, graphics, photographs, animations, videos and text or rights in and to the App and applications) or the intellectual property of our retail or advertising partners, other than the non-transferable, personal right to use and receive the Services in accordance with these Terms.

 

2.3 You must not

  1. license, sublicense, sell, resell, transfer, assign, distribute or otherwise commercially exploit or make available to any third party the Services or the App in any way;

  2. modify or make derivative works based upon the Services or App;

  3. create Internet "links" to the Services or "frame" or "mirror" any App on any other server or wireless or Internet-based device;

  4. reverse engineer or access the App in order to

    • design or build a competitive product or service,

    • design or build a product using similar ideas, features, functions or graphics of the Services or App, or

    • copy any ideas, features, functions or graphics of the Services or App, or

  5. launch an automated program or script, including, but not limited to, web spiders, web crawlers, web robots, web ants, web indexers, bots, viruses or worms, or any program which may make multiple server requests per second, or unduly burdens or hinders the operation and/or performance of the Services or App

  6. remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices from any portion of the Services

  7. attempt to gain unauthorized access to or impair any aspect of the Services or its related systems or networks.

 

3. Services

 

Your access to and use of the Services are conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. By accessing or using the Services you agree to be bound by these Terms.

 

For Brands:

  • Spread-it is for Spreadians  - -Micro-Influencers, storytellers, opinion formers and tastemakers - not celebrities. You may not recognize them but their followers do. It can be more powerful to have one hundred Spreadians with a thousand followers, than one Spreadian with a hundred-thousand followers - so be open.

  • Spreadians invest a lot of time into creating post submissions for you. Responding to each one quickly will prevent Spreadians from having a negative experience with your brand.

  • Resist the urge to micro-manage. Everything from bad grammar to shaky footage makes up a unique dialect a Spreadian has crafted with their audience over thousands of posts. If you change the language, you’ll change the Spreadians anticipated response.

 

For Spreadian:

  • If you wouldn't recommend the brand for free - don't recommend it for money. Spread-it is for discovers who love sharing cool stuff, and brands they are passionate about.

  • Spread-it is a platform and different countries have different rules about disclosure so be safe and be transparent. Add #spon #ambassador #brandambassador, #ad or similar in your description tags so that your followers can identify a sponsored post.

  • Post must stay on the top of your feed for minimum 5 hours and on your platform for 21 days. Spread-it will automatically check your post remains live and exactly as it was when approved by the Brand before paying you commissions.

  • We invite and approve Spreadians who’ve organically grown their audience. If we find you’re misrepresenting the organic nature and size of your audience we will delete your account.

  • If you’re seen to be recommending competing brands in quick succession or over-populating your feed with sponsored posts, you’ll lose credibility with Brands and your followers. Stay cool, stay on brand and play nice.

 

4. Ethics

 

4.1 At Spread-it we believe that consumers always come first with sponsored posts. Therefore both Brands and Spreadians need to ensure that no campaign or post is false or misleading.

4.2 Spread-it mandates that users comply with the Trade Descriptions Ordinance, Chapter 362, Laws of Hong Kong and all applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to the Trade Descriptions Ordinance.

 

5. Term and Termination

 

This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use the Service and/or have a registered account with Spread-it. The Company may terminate or suspend your account at any time without notice if the Company believes that you have breached this Agreement, or for any other reason, with or without cause, in its sole discretion. Upon such termination or suspension, you will not be entitled to any refund of unused fees for in app purchases. The Company is not required to disclose, and may be prohibited by law from disclosing, the reason for the termination or suspension of your account.  After your account is terminated for any reason, all terms of this Agreement survive such termination, and continue in full force and effect, except for any terms that by their nature expire or are fully satisfied.

 

6. Your Responsibility

 

6.1 You are responsible for your use of the Services, for any Content you post to the Services, and for any consequences thereof. Most Content you submit, post, or display through the Service will be able to be viewed by other users and others that you may share it with. You should only provide Content that you are comfortable sharing with others under these Terms.

 

6.2 You may use the Services only if you can form a binding contract with Spread-it and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of Hong Kong or other applicable jurisdiction. You agree that you are at least 16 years old. If you are accepting these Terms and using the Services on behalf of a company, organization, government, or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so. You may use the Services only in compliance with these Terms and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations.

 

6.3 The Services that Spread-it provides are always evolving and the form and nature of the Services that Spread-it provides may change from time to time without prior notice to you. In addition, Spread-it may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the Services (or any features within the Services) to you or to users generally and may not be able to provide you with prior notice. We also retain the right to create limits on use and storage at our sole discretion at any time without prior notice to you.

 

7. Campaigns

7.1 Participating Brands create and launch campaign invites ("Campaigns") which are displayed in the Spread-it mobile application. Spreadians who have downloaded the Spread-it mobile application have the opportunity to receive compensation in exchange for creating and/or distributing sponsored social content and/or performing an action through their social network.

 

7.2 All Campaigns accepted by the Spreadians must comply with the requirements set forth by the Brand (herein referred to as the "Requirements") in the Campaign. Each Campaign listing should contain a complete and final description of the requirements.

 

7.3 Unless the Campaign is for a Cause or Charity (in which case the Spreadian can ‘donate’ a post) the Spreadian’s create content in accordance with the Campaign requirements and Spread-it will be providing the corresponding reward as depicted specifically at each Campaign.

 

8. Terms for Spreadians

Any person over the age of 15 years may register for an Account, but in order to receive an invite, have submissions to Campaigns approved, and earn compensation via the Spread-it Marketplace, Spreadians must meet the following minimum standards:

  1. At least 500 real followers on the Spreadians’ Channels relevant to the channels required by the Brand; and

  2. Spreadian’s Channels may not contain content that is contrary to these Terms of Use.

  3. If you do not meet the minimum standard in conditions set forth above, you may not be able to participate in Campaigns or access the full functionality of the Application.

  4. To register an Spreadian Account, Spreadian must download the Application and sign in to the Application with their Facebook and/or Instagram accounts in the manner required.

  5. By signing in with your Facebook and/or Instagram account, you are granting Spread-it permission to publish Posts directly to your Channels in accordance with these Terms of Use.

  6. Once a Post has been approved by a Brand, you are required to publish the Post to your relevant Channel through the Spread-it platform in the manner required within 24 hours of the Post being approved (unless the date and time of the post has been specifically requested by the Brand in which case you must publish the post at that time or within a maximum of 15 mins either side of the specified time).

  7. You will not have an opportunity to edit a submission after a Brand has approved the Post. You agree you are solely responsible for the publication of Posts. Spread-it merely provides a service allowing Brands to approve Posts before publication, but the publishing of Posts remains your responsibility.

  8. Before receiving any Payments, you will be asked to provide financial details including your nominated bank account, Payoneer or PayPal account details.

  9. After an approved Post is published, you will be entitled to be paid the Post Fee, subject to your compliance with these Terms of Use. If you do not comply, you will not be paid. Spread-it will pay the Post Fee via your PayPal account (as supplied by you via the Application in the manner required) on behalf of the Brand within 30 days from the end date of the Campaign.

  10. You acknowledge and agree that the relevant Brand, not Spread-it, will be solely liable for Payment of the applicable Post Fee for the approved Post. Spread-it merely facilitates such Payment on behalf of the Brand and, while Spread-it may remit payment to the Spreadian directly to the account details provided by Spreadian, under no circumstances does Spread-it accept liability for Payment of the Post Fee. You agree that you will not pursue any actions, legal or otherwise, against Spread-it for any non-payment, and that this provision constitutes a bar to any such proceedings.

  11. Posts must adhere to the requirements contained in these Terms of Use and any additional requirements imposed as part of a Campaign and advised to the Spreadian at the time of submitting the Post for approval.

  12. Posts which do not comply with this condition may be removed from Spread-it at Spread-it’s absolute discretion.

  13. Spreadians must clearly disclose in sponsored Posts their relationship with the Brand. Spread-it requires that you make such disclosures in such a way so that it is clear to the ordinary consumer viewing your Channels that there is a commercial relationship between you and the Brand. This may be achieved through the use of hashtags such as #sponsored, #spon, #advertisement #spreadittoday or #ad or through other means suitable to your particular circumstances, Community and Channels.

  14. Spread-it reserves the right, but is in no way obliged, to review and monitor the disclosure practices of all Spreadians in relation to particular Post or your Channels generally and to require greater levels of disclosure (at Spread-it’s sole discretion) in particular Posts or across your Channels generally or, if you do not agree to the required levels of disclosure, to remove you from the Spread-it Platform.

  15. You warrant, in respect of each Post you upload to the Application, submit to a Brand for approval, or publish to a Channel via the Spread-it Platform, that: you are aged over 15 years, you own the Intellectual Property Rights in the relevant Post and have the right to licence the Post to Spread-it and the Brand in the manner set out in these Terms of Use; the relevant Post does not violate the privacy rights, contract rights or other rights (including Intellectual Property Rights) of any person, corporation or entity; the relevant Post does not contain any misrepresentation or suggestion that you or any entity has the approval or sponsorship of any other entity which you or it does not have; any and all opinions and views stated in the relevant Post are genuinely held by you; and any and all statements in the relevant Post regarding your use and experience of the Brand or the Brand’s products or services are true and correct and fairly represent that use and experience and you will promptly notify Spread-it if your opinion of the Brand changes from that which you have expressed to date;

  16. The relevant Post does not contain any representations or material which you know or suspect (or ought reasonably to have known or suspected) to be false, misleading or deceptive; the relevant Post is original and does not contain materials that have been previously broadcast, streamed, published or otherwise communicated to the public by you in any way and does not contain materials that have been used in previous marketing materials or promotions for any third party; if you are a member of any guild, union or industrial organization, you have not entered into any other agreement, arrangement or understanding which would or may prevent or limit you from adhering to these Terms of Use, performing your obligations or granting the rights and benefits set forth herein, or result in a conflict of interest; if the relevant Post contains images or references to third parties or third party property, that the third party (or third party property owner) has been informed and agrees in writing that such images or references may be used by the Brand in accordance with these Terms of Use without remuneration or compensation to the third party (or third party property owner) for the purpose of promoting the Brand; and the mere use of the Post and the exercise of the Intellectual Property Rights in the relevant Post by the Brand and Spread-it will not infringe any legal rights, copyright or other Intellectual Property Rights of any person or entity nor give rise to a liability to pay compensation.

  17. You acknowledge and agree that the Brand and Spread-it has the right at any time to moderate any Post after publication to a Channel and that you will immediately make any reasonable modification or amendment requested by Spread-it or the relevant Brand to the Post, subject to compliance with these Terms of Use. You also acknowledge and agree that if you post an incorrect Post, the Brand or Spread-it may request that you post the correct approved Post and that you will immediately comply with such a request.

  18. You acknowledge and agree that the Brand and Spread-it has the right at any time to request that you remove any approved Post from you Channels and that you will comply with such a request immediately upon receipt of notification, subject to Payment in full to you of the Post Fee in accordance with these Terms of Use.

  19. Spread-it and the relevant Spreadian and Brand acknowledge and agree that any necessary public relations announcements regarding the removal or modification of a Post, as the case may be, will be agreed by Spread-it and the relevant Spreadian and Brand before publication.

  20. All right, title and interest in all Intellectual Property Rights in Posts will remain or be vested in the Spreadian. Nothing in these Terms of Use will be taken to constitute a transfer, assignment or grant of any ownership rights in the Posts to any other party, including Spread-it or the Brand.

  21. In consideration of Payment of the Post Fee, the Spreadian agrees to grant in respect of each and every Post: to Spread-it (and its agents) the right to edit and reformat the Post into such formats or versions for use by Spread-it in such media as Spread-it requires in accordance with this clause; to Spread-it (and its agents): a royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, unconditional, non-exclusive, transferable licence to use the Post for the purpose of marketing and promoting Spread-it (and its products and services) in any manner, without further notification to or consent of the Spreadian or any further compensation payable to the Spreadian; the right to use the Spreadian’s Identity and performances in the Post and to communicate the Post to the public in all languages, in all media including but not limited to: all online paid media (including but not limited to digital banners); in all online owned media (including but not limited to the website of Spread-it and internal communications of Spread-it); in all social media (including but not limited to the social media channels of Spread-it); and in any earned media or public relations activity published by a third party (including but not limited to print, digital and/or social media); to the relevant Brand (and its agents): the right to share, comment upon and re-post the relevant Post in the social media channel upon which the Post was published, for a period of twenty-one (21) days expiring at 11:59pm on the twenty-one day after the Post was first published; and the right to use the Spreadian’s Identity and performances in the Post and to communicate the post to the public in accordance with conditions above and in any earned media or public relations activity published by a third party (including but not limited to print, digital and/or social media).

  22. You acknowledge and agree that the relevant Brand will not be required to remove from its social media channels any Post or any comment, share or re-post of a Post after the post has been shared.

  23. As a Spreadian, in respect of each Post, you consent to the relevant Brand and its successors, licensees, and assigns, and anyone authorized by them, changing, copying, adding to, taking from, adapting or translating, in any manner or context or doing any other act in respect of the Post notwithstanding that such conduct may infringe your moral rights or performer’s rights (or similar laws in any territory or jurisdiction) in the Post, and, to the extent possible, your grant a waiver of all moral rights and performer’s rights in each Post. As an Spreadian, you agree that you will not: for a period of five (5) hours after a Post is published, post, share, re-tweet or re-gram any other posts or content to that Channel where the effect of publishing such additional posts or content would be to reduce the prominence of the Post; remove the Post from your Channels for a period of 21 days after the Post is published, expiring at 11:59pm on the thirtieth calendar day after the Post is published (temporary posts must remain in your Channels for a period of 24 hours); edit any approved Post after it has been published other than in accordance with these Terms of Use; parody, disparage or make fun of the Brand or its products of services generally in any way; create any contextual or surrounding posts or other material on a Channel that in any way detracts from, dilutes the effect of, or undermines a Post or the Brand or its products or services; and grant any further rights in a Post to a Brand without the written permission of Spread-it and appropriate fees being negotiated on a reasonable basis. Spread-it will charge a reasonable service fee for negotiating any use extensions between you and a Brand.

  24. You acknowledge that the restrictions contained in the clause above are reasonable in scope and duration having regard to the interests of the Brand and Spread-it and that these Terms of Use go no further than is reasonably necessary to protect the interests of the Brand and Spread-it.

  25. As a Spreadian , you will at all times perform your obligations and provide Posts to Spread-it and the Brand as an independent contractor and not in the capacity of an employee, partner or agent or in any other capacity. You agree that neither Spread-it nor the Brand will be obliged to pay to you or recover from you any amount as a result of you being deemed to be an employee of either Spread-it or the Brand, including in respect of annual leave, superannuation, withholding tax, income tax, workers compensation contributions or any similar payments or deductions.

  26. You agree that you must not at any time claim or assert that any portrayal, representation, impersonation or depiction of you in the Posts constitutes a violation of any of your rights, including any right of privacy, publicity, false light or a right to bring proceedings for defamation, whether such portrayal, representation, impersonation, depiction or exploitation is by the Brand, Spread-it or any their respective successors or licensees. You hereby release the Brand, Spread-it and their respective agents, employees, successors and licensees, from any and all claims by you or under your authority arising out of or in connection with any portrayal, representation, impersonation or depiction of you under these Terms of Use.

  27. You acknowledge that Spread-it has not made any warranties in respect of the success of a Post or that a Post will be approved by a Brand or in respect of your business or commercial performance or otherwise. You agree that you (and your agents) will not negotiate terms or payment from Brands outside the Spread-it Platform. Any attempt to circumvent the Spread-it Marketplace will result in the removal of you from the Spread-it Platform in Spread-it’s sole discretion.

  28. You acknowledge that Spread-it has the right to request for additional information from you, including but not limited to your legal full name, HKID, address etc, for the compliance of any legal, labor and taxation ordinance set forth by the Hong Kong government. It is your responsibility to provide such information upon request; and in the case that Spread-it is not able to receive the appropriate information upon request, you acknowledge Spread-it has fulfilled its fiduciary and legal duty and it is your sole-responsibility to fulfil any legal requirements set forth by the Hong Kong government.

 

9. Terms for Brands

To start a campaign, you must contact our Business Development staff and describe the details of the campaign.

  1. Spread-it may, at its sole discretion, implement a minimum spend for Brand Accounts. You will be notified in writing of any such minimum spend and the minimum spend will only apply to Campaigns launched after you have been notified in writing.

  2. Brand agrees to grant in respect of all Content uploaded to the Spread-it Platform as part of a Campaign: to Spread-it (and its agents), a royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, unconditional, non-exclusive, transferable licence to use the Content for the purpose of marketing and promoting Spread-it (and its products and services) in any manner, without further notification to or consent of the Brand or any compensation payable to the Brand; and to the relevant Spreadian, a royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, unconditional, non-exclusive, transferable licence to post, share, comment upon and re-post the relevant Content across their Channels as part of any approved Post in accordance with these Terms of Use.

  3. You agree to pay Spread-it all fees and charges made to your Brand Account for agreed Post Fees and use of the Spread-it Platform, in accordance with these Terms of Use.

  4. You must pay all charges as advised by Spread-it in writing. Payment must be made by cheque or bank transfer to Spread-it. Spread-it reserves the right to charge an admin surcharge in case of any changes made to the Campaign brief. If a surcharge is applicable you will be notified in writing by email.

  5. Brands and Media Agencies may request that Spread-it issue an invoice for fees and charges expected to be incurred by the Brand or Media Agency during the course of a Campaign (“Invoice”), prior to the commencement of the Campaign. Spread-it reserves the right to refuse any Invoice request in its sole discretion.

  6. Where no terms of payment are stated on an Invoice or otherwise agreed with Spread-it in writing, the following standard payment terms apply: 30 days from end date of the campaign for approved Brands

  7. Media Agencies using the Spread-it Platform acknowledge and agree Spread-it is a cost of good and is non-commissionable. No agency rebates will be given.

  8. Spread-it in its sole discretion reserves the right to reject Campaigns that do not comply with these Terms of Use.

  9. You agree that you will not negotiate terms or payment to Spreadians outside the Spread-it Platform. Any attempt to circumvent the Spread-it Platform may result in the removal of the Brand from the Spread-it Platform in Spread-it’s sole discretion.

  10. You must not attempt to instruct, coerce or manipulate Spreadian to hide the commercial relationship between you and the Spreadian. Such attempts may result in Brand being immediately removed from the Spread-it Platform.

  11. You warrant that: you own the Intellectual Property Rights in Content you upload to the Spread-it Platform and have the right to licence the Content to Spread-it and Spreadians in the manner set out in these Terms of Use; or you have the right to licence the Content to Spread-it and Spreadians in the manner set out in these Terms of Use; and you will not encourage or facilitate any misrepresentation or suggestion that the Brand or any entity has the approval or sponsorship of any other entity which the Brand or entity does not have; and any Content you upload to the Spread-it Platform does not contain any representations or material which you know or suspect (or ought reasonably to have known or suspected) to be false, misleading or deceptive.

  12. In the event a Spreadian meets the requirements outlined in a Campaign and you approve the Post, you will not deny Payment to Spread-it for the Post. Spread-it will make payment of the Post Fee to the Spreadian withinin 30 days after the end date of the campaign, and our system has confirmed that the post met the exact requirements specified when the post was purchased by the brand, unless the Spreadian has otherwise breached these Terms of Use.

  13. Spread-it is not responsible for identifying any breach of these Terms of Use by an Spreadian.

  14. Brand agrees that Spread-it is not responsible for any aspect of the Brand’s Content to be reviewed, shared, sponsored or advertised by Spreadians. Brand acknowledges and agrees that Spread-it is not responsible or liable for the content of any Post.

  15. Brand acknowledges that Spreadians are independent third parties and not directly controlled by Spread-it. As a consequence, any Posts will inherently risk negative or unflattering comments about Brand’s content, products or services. Brand specifically acknowledges and agrees that Spread-it has no control over any Post that may be published and that Brand is solely responsible (and assumes all liability and risk) for determining whether such Post are acceptable and appropriate to the Brand.

  16. You acknowledge that Spread-it has not made any warranties in respect of the success of any Campaign in respect of your business or commercial performance or otherwise of any Post, Campaign, Channel or other media, marketing communications channel, marketing or advertising campaign, promotion or advertisement.

 

10. Approvals Relating to Payment to the Spreadian

Final approval and payment to the Spreadian will occur if the post is active 10 days after the end date of the campaign and remains unaltered from the original approved submission. Spread-it will automatically check for active posts and make payments to the Spreadian on behalf of the Brand.

 

If Spread-it fails to locate required the required elements, images, tags, location description, required destination links, time of post and disclosure, no payment will be made to the Spreadian.

 

11. Privacy

Any information that you or other users provide to Spread-it is subject to our Privacy Policy, which governs our collection and use of your information. You understand that through your use of the Services you consent to the collection and use (as set forth in the Privacy Policy) of this information, including the transfer, storage, processing and use by Spread-it. As part of providing you the Services, we may need to provide you with certain communications, such as service announcements, notifications and administrative messages. These communications are considered part of the Services and your account, which you may not be able to opt-out from receiving.

 

12. Log-in and Passwords

12.1 You agree that you shall take all steps necessary to protect your login details (username and password) for the Service and keep them secret. We encourage you to use “strong” passwords (passwords that use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols) with your account. You agree that you shall not give your login details to anyone else or allow anyone else to use your login details or account.

12.2 If you fail to keep your login details secret, or if you share your login details or account with someone else (whether intentionally or unintentionally), you accept full responsibility for the consequences of this (including any unauthorized purchases or sales) and agree to fully compensate us for any losses or harm that may result.

12.3 We will not be responsible to you for any loss that you suffer as a result of an unauthorized person accessing your account and using our Services and we accept no responsibility for any losses or harm resulting from its unauthorized use, whether fraudulently or otherwise.

 

13. Content on the Services

All Content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such Content. We may not be able to monitor or control every piece of Content posted via the Services and, we cannot take responsibility for such Content. Any use or reliance on any Content or materials posted via the Services or obtained by you through the Services is at your own risk.

 

We cannot and do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any Content or communications posted via the Services or endorse any opinions expressed via the Services. You understand that by using the Services, you may be exposed to Content that might be offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate, or in some cases, postings that have been mislabeled or are otherwise deceptive. Under no circumstances will Spread-it be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Services or broadcast elsewhere.

 

You are responsible for your use of the Services, for any Content you provide, and for any consequences thereof. Spread-it will not be responsible or liable for any use of your Content in accordance with these Terms. You represent and warrant that you have all the intellectual and property rights, power and authority necessary to grant the rights granted herein to any Content that you submit.

 

14. Your Rights

You retain your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or through the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying Content on or through the Services, you grant Spread-it a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, process, transmit, and distribute such Content in association with the marketing and promotion of the Spread-it Services. We will never license or sublicense your work without your express permission.

 

15. Your License To Use the Services

Spread-it gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the software that is provided to you by Spread-it as part of the Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services as provided by Spread-it, in the manner permitted by these Terms.

 

16. Disclaimer and Exclusion of Liability

You acknowledge that:

16.1 - In accessing the Services, you have relied on your own skill and judgment in the use in determining its sufficiency for the use and results which you intend.

16.2 - No promise, representation or warranty has been made by Spread-it in respect of the profitability, benefits or any other consequence in the use of the Site, or in respect of the suitability of the Site to the operations, business or needs of.

16.3 - The Services are provided "as is," and Spread-it hereby expressly disclaims any and all warranties of any kind or nature, whether express, implied, or statutory. Spread-it does not warrant or represent that the Site will be free from bugs or that the use of Site will be uninterrupted or error free, and Spread-it does not make any other representations regarding the use, or the results of use, of the Site in terms of accuracy, reliability, or otherwise.

16.4 - Spread-it shall not be liable for any loss of use or goodwill, interruption of business, loss or inaccuracy of business information or data, lost profits, cost of procurement of substitute services, or any indirect, special, incidental, exemplary, or consequential damages of any kind regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), strict product liability, or otherwise, even if it has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

16.5 In no event shall Spread-it, its agents, successors, subsidiaries, affiliates or assigns, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees be liable to any User of the Site or any other person or entity for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive, consequential or exemplary damages (including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, loss of data, or loss of use) arising out of the use or inability to use the Site or any information or images contained thereon or stored or maintained by Spread-it , whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or otherwise, even if Spread-it has been advised of or should have known of the possibility of such damages or losses.

16.6 - In no event shall the total liability of Spread-it, its agents, successors, subsidiaries, affiliates or assigns, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, for all damages, losses, and causes of action resulting from User’s use of the Site, whether in contract, tort (including, but not limited to negligence) or otherwise, exceed the amount paid to Spread-it for the applicable license. Without limiting the foregoing, in no event shall Spread-it, its divisions, agents, successors, subsidiaries, affiliates or assigns, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, have any liability for any damages or losses arising out of or otherwise incurred in connection with the loss of any image or data or information contained in a User Account or otherwise stored by or on behalf of Spread-it.

16.7 - The rights and obligations of each of the parties under this paragraph (Disclaimer and Exclusion of Liability) will survive expiration or termination of these Terms of Use.

 

17. Governing law and jurisdiction

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Hong Kong. Both you and us agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Hong Kong as regards any dispute or matter arising under these Terms.

Spread-it Privacy Policy

Last Updated: September 11, 2017

 

Our Commitment to Your Privacy

 

The Spread-it website and services are owned and operated by Spread-it Limited. (“Spread-it,” “we,” “our,” or “us”). At Spread-it, we understand that you value your privacy, and we want to help make your experience with our site and services (referred to in this policy collectively as our “Services”) satisfying and safe. This policy describes our collection of information, including personal information, in connection with our Services, and explains how we use and disclose this information.

 

Personal Information

 

“Personal information,” as used in this policy, is information that may be used to identify an individual, such as a person’s name, email address, or credit card number.

 

How We Collect Personal Information

 

We collect personal information in the course of providing our Services to you, including through your voluntary, optional submissions, such as information that you provide to us at the time of registering for our Services, or through your use of our Services. When you register with us for an account, we may collect information such as your name and email address. You may also provide personal information to us in other ways, such as by requesting user support.

We may receive personal information from third parties about their users, and may combine this information with other personal information we maintain about you. If we do so, this policy also governs the combined information.

How We Use Personal Information

 

We use personal information we collect to provide, improve, and develop our Services, to tailor your user experience, to respond to your inquiries or requests, to prevent or investigate fraudulent or inappropriate usage of our Services, for research and development, to analyze trends, and for the other purposes described in this policy.

In addition, we may use your email address to deliver product information and marketing messages. You may opt-out from receiving these marketing messages by following the instructions provided in the messages to unsubscribe from email communication or by emailing the address provided at the end of this policy.

 

How We Share Personal Information

 

We may also provide personal information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, and other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of providing our Services and for our other purposes described in this policy. We limit the personal information shared with these third parties to that which is necessary to carry out those functions.

We may share personal information with third parties (including regulatory or law enforcement authorities) in order to carry out a user’s request or if we believe that doing so is legally required or is in our interest to protect our property or other legal rights (including, but not limited to, enforcement of our agreements), or the rights or property of others.

If you post any of your information to a public area of our Services, please be aware that it is no longer “personal information” for the purposes of this policy, and we or anyone else may use such information without restriction. If you provide access to personal or other information , including your email address or name, to a limited set of other users through any of our privacy controls or other settings, please understand that Spread-it has no control over how others may collect, use, or disclose such information.

 

Non-Personal Information We Collect, and How We Use It

 

We may also collect information that is not personally identifiable, and may aggregate personal information or otherwise render it anonymous (that is, non-personally identifiable). We may use non-personally identifiable information we collect to provide, improve, and develop our Services and otherwise to tailor your user experience, to prevent or investigate fraudulent or inappropriate usage of our Services, for research and development, and for the other purposes described in this policy. We may use this anonymous information for various purposes and may share it with third parties. Below are some examples of the types of non-personal information we collect and some specific examples of how we use this information:

·       Usage tracking. We may collect non-personal information from your use of our Services. For example, we may collect information about user traffic and usage patterns throughout our site, and similar information regarding the use of our Services. We may also track click-through information, such as IP addresses, from the messages we send to our users. We use the information we collect in these manners to, for example, improve our Services, to develop new products and services, to gauge the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns, to discourage and address abusive and fraudulent use of our Services, and to help our users with troubleshooting issues.

·       Methods of collection. We collect non-personal information passively using technologies such as standard server logs, cookies, and clear GIFs (also known as “Web beacons”). When you visit our site or use our Services, we may send one or more cookies – a small file containing a string of characters – to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser or recognizes a cookie that is already on your machine. We use cookies to improve the quality of our Service by storing user preferences and tracking user trends, and to customize your experience. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some Services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled. Also, please be aware that third parties may set cookies on your hard drive or use other means of passively collecting information about your use of their services or content. We do not have access to, or control over, these third-party means of passive data collection.

 

If we directly combine any non-personal information gathered through passive means with personal information, we treat the combined information as personal information under this policy. Otherwise, we use information collected by passive means in aggregated or other non-personally identifiable forms.

 

Our Commitment to Data Security

 

In an effort to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Please be aware, however, that no data transmissions over the Internet or other networks can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security or integrity of any information you transmit to us. You transmit information to us at your own risk. Once we receive personal information, we make reasonable efforts to protect it from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. But we cannot represent or guarantee that personal information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed.

If Spread-it learns of a security systems breach we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Spread-it may post a notice through the Services if a security breach occurs. If this happens, you will need a web browser enabling you to access the Services. Spread-it may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.

 

Third-Party Sites and Services

 

Our Services may contain links to and interoperate with third-party sites and services. Any links to or interoperability with third-party sites or services are provided for your convenience only, and we do not have control over the content or privacy and security practices and policies of such third parties. Any personal information that you provide to any other third party is subject to that third party’s privacy practices and policies, not this policy. We encourage you to learn about their privacy and security practices and policies before providing them with personal information.

 

Business Transfers

 

Information about our users, including personal information, may be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of company assets, or similar transaction, as well as in the unlikely event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which personal information would be transferred as one of our business assets.

 

International Visitors

 

The Services are hosted in and provided from Hong Kong. If you use our Services from other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from Hong Kong. law, please note that you are transferring your personal data to Hong Kong. By providing your personal information, you consent to the transfer of your personal data to the Hong Kong  and the use of your personal information, in accordance with this policy.

 

Information Retention and Disposal

 

We may retain personal information for as long as we have a business need for it or as applicable laws or regulations or government orders require us to retain it. Additionally, the Service may enable you (or other users) to save information including information that you have made public or allowed certain users to access or see.

 

Changes and Updates

 

We may occasionally update this policy. When we do, we will also revise the “last updated” date at the top of this policy. We encourage you to review this policy periodically to stay informed about our collection, use, and disclosure of personal information.

 

How to Contact Us

 

Should you have other questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please contact us using the following contact information:

Spread-it Limited

1207-1209, 12/F,

Tins Enterprises Centre,

777 Lai Chi Kok Road,

Kowloon, Hong Kong