Terms and Conditions
Perk is pleased to release this version of our product (the "Software"). Except as otherwise indicated by Perk, the Software includes the desktop, browser add-on, mobile, tablet and any other versions of our product and any updates, new versions or new releases of the product.
Perk is managed under the creative commons license. More about Creative Commons can be learned about here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Perk is built on the Chromium Open Source project. More about Chromium and the copyrights and conditions can be learned about here: http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/trunk/src/LICENSE
Copyright (c) 2013 The Chromium Authors. All rights reserved.
THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ("AGREEMENT") GOVERN YOUR USE OF THE SOFTWARE.
Perk is willing to license the Software to you only upon the condition that you accept all the terms contained in this Agreement. You indicate your acceptance of this Agreement by clicking on the "I Agree" button (if one appears), or simply by downloading, installing or using the Software. By doing any of these actions you have indicated that you understand this Agreement and accept all of its terms. If you are accepting the terms of this Agreement on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that company or other legal entity to the terms of this Agreement, and, in such event, "you" and "your" will refer to that company or other legal entity. If you do not accept all the terms of this Agreement, then Perk is unwilling to license the Software to you, and you may not use it, and you must immediately remove the Software from any computers or devices upon which you have downloaded or installed it.
- User Representations and Warranties. By using the Software, you represent, warrant and covenant that you: (i) shall use the Software only as set forth in these Terms of Service; (ii) have the power and authority to enter into and be bound by the Terms of Service; and (iii) are thirteen years of age or older. If you are under the age of 13, you are not allowed to use the Software. Perk, the Perk Rewards Platform, and Perk points are only available in the United States at this time. Any points earned outside of the United States are not eligible for redemption. Perk is working on getting Perk to your country so bear with us!
- Information sharing. You acknowledge that the Software contains features designed to share select sites (URLs) you browse and other information. In some cases, sharing is explicitly invoked by you (e.g., when you click the Share button). You also acknowledge that your purchase information is shared between Perk partner stores and Perk for the purpose of maximizing your rewards and improving the Perk service.
- Grant of License. Subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Perk grants you a non-exclusive and non-transferable license to install and use the executable form of the Software on an unlimited number of computers or devices which are owned or controlled by you. Furthermore, with respect to any App Store Sourced Application (defined below), you will only use the App Store Sourced Application (i) on a Apple-branded product that runs the iOS operating system software provided by Apple; and (ii) as permitted by the "Usage Rules" set forth in the Apple App Store Terms of Service. Perk reserves all rights in the Software not expressly granted to you in this Agreement.
- Restrictions. Except as expressly specified in this Agreement, you may not: (a) copy or modify the Software; (b) transfer, sublicense, lease, lend, rent, or otherwise distribute the Software to any third party; or (c) make the functionality of the Software available to other users. You acknowledge and agree that portions of the Software, including, without limitation, the source code and the specific design and structure of individual modules or programs, constitute or contain trade secrets of Perk and its licensors. Accordingly, you agree not to disassemble, decompile, or otherwise reverse engineer the Software, in whole or in part, or permit or authorize a third party to do so, except to the extent such activities are expressly permitted by law notwithstanding this prohibition.
- Ownership. The Software is licensed, not sold. You own the media on which the Software is recorded (if any was provided to you), but Perk retains ownership of the copy of the Software itself, including all intellectual property rights therein, even if Perk incorporates any Feedback (defined below) into subsequent versions of the Software or otherwise uses such Feedback. The Software is protected by United States copyright law and international treaties. You will not delete or in any manner alter the copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights notices or markings appearing on the Software as delivered to you.
- External Content. Perk includes many features that are designed to allow you to import and share content from other parts of the web that are important to you (such as your social network profile and friends list) and gives you easy access to that information. You hereby grant Perk a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable, and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform this content for the sole purpose of providing you with these features, and you affirm, represent, and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, and consents to grant this license to Perk. You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold to content you submit, post or display through the Software. Furthermore, you understand that all content (without limitation, text, data files, web pages, software, extensions, audio and video files, and images) which you may have access to through the Software is the responsibility of the person or entity from which the content originated, not the responsibility of Perk. You understand that the Software may allow you to access content that is offensive or objectionable to you and that in this respect you use the Software at your own risk. Perk for desktop will drop additional shortcuts for popular sites like Facebook and YouTube on your desktop so you can quickly access those sites in the Perk browser.
- Updates and Upgrades; No Obligation. Perk is not obligated to maintain or support the Software, or to provide you with updates, upgrades or services related thereto. You acknowledge that Perk may from time to time in its sole discretion, issue updates or upgrades to the Software, and may automatically update or upgrade the version of the Software that you are using on your computer or device, either automatically or as a result of your request. These updates or upgrades may be designed to fix bugs, security issues, improve performance, add, remove, or update functionality, and generally improve the Software. You consent to such updating or upgrading on your computer or device, and agree that the terms and conditions of this Agreement will apply to all such updates or upgrades.
- Open-Source Software. The Software is distributed with certain independent code that is licensed under open source licenses ("Open Source Code") and the Open Source Code is licensed to you in accordance with the applicable open source licenses. To the extent that any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement conflict with any such open source licenses, the conflicting terms and conditions will not apply to the corresponding Open Source Code. Please see the LICENSE.txt file in the installation directory and the about:credits URL in the desktop version for important information regarding this Software.
- Software from Apple App Store. The following applies to any Software accessed through or downloaded from the Apple App Store ("App Store Sourced Application"):
- You acknowledge that: (i) this Agreement is concluded between you and Perk only, and not Apple; and (ii) as between Perk and Apple, Perk is solely responsible for the App Store Sourced Application and content therein. Your use of the App Store Sourced Application must comply with the App Store Terms of Service.
- You acknowledge that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the App Store Sourced Application.
- In the event of any failure of the App Store Sourced Application to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Apple, and Apple will refund the purchase price for the App Store Sourced Application to you and, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the App Store Sourced Application, and, as between Perk and Apple, any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty will be Perk’s sole responsibility.
- You and Perk acknowledge that, as between Perk and Apple, Apple is not responsible for addressing any claims by you or any third party relating to the App Store Sourced Application or your possession and use of the App Store Sourced Application, including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the App Store Sourced Application fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation.
- You and Perk acknowledge that, in the event of any third party claim, that the App Store Sourced Application or your possession and use of that App Store Sourced Application infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, as between Perk and Apple, Perk, not Apple, will be solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim to the extent required by this Agreement.
- You and Perk acknowledge and agree that Apple and Apple’s subsidiaries, are third party beneficiaries of this Agreement as related to your license of the App Store Sourced Application, and that, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce this Agreement as related to your license of the App Store Sourced Application against you as a third party beneficiary thereof.
- Without limiting any other terms of this Agreement, you must comply with all applicable third party terms of agreement when using the App Store Sourced Application.
- If you have any questions, complaints or claims with respect to any App Store Sourced Application, you may contact Perk by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feedback. We welcome and encourage you to provide feedback, comments and suggestions for improvements to the Software (whether written, verbal or in any other format or manner) ("Feedback"). You acknowledge and agree that all Feedback will be the sole and exclusive property of Perk and you hereby irrevocably assign to Perk and agree to irrevocably assign to Perk all of your right, title, and interest in and to all Feedback, including without limitation all worldwide patent rights, copyright rights, trade secret rights, and other proprietary or intellectual property rights therein. At Perk’s request and expense, you will execute documents and take such further acts as Perk may reasonably request to assist Perk to acquire, perfect, and maintain its intellectual property rights and other legal protections for the Feedback.
When you install the Perk Browser Application, mobile application, browser add-on, or any other Perk program, you are adding a whole new set of functions to your Web browser such as alerts whenever store sites that YOU choose have a sale, special or when their are Perk points available to earn. Once you install the Browser Application, for ease of use it will be visible in your Web browser window whenever you are connected to the Internet. The Application functionality is dependent on our Software which is designed to help ensure that you never miss an opportunity to earn points, coupons or special deals. When you enter the URL of an Affiliate Store's web site into your browser, the browser is designed to recognize the Affiliate Store's website to determine whether there are points and/or coupons available. If there are points and/or coupons available, you will see an alert on the Browser. You will then need to click on the alert which will open a second window with your tracking ticket and a new browsing session unless you specifically come from a Perk link. The Perk currency indicator will let you know when you are eligible to earn points indicated by the color green. Our Browser Application and Software are automatically updated regularly based on communications with our Affiliate Stores identified on our Site.
You may receive periodic updates to the Software that may include updates to our Affiliate Store database; and/or additions, changes or modifications to the Browser Application and Software; as well as the addition of other features that may enhance your browsing experience. We reserve the right to change, add to or discontinue any portion of our Browser Application and Software and our Affiliate Store database in any way, solely as a matter of our discretion. Please let us know of any questions, concerns or problems you have relating to the Software by contacting us at www.perk.com.
We may obtain information about you, either individually, or in the aggregate, from other sources, such as third party partners and affiliates. For example, if you navigate to one of our Partner Stores and have the Perk browser installed on your computer and make a purchase, our Partner Store will notify us that you have made a transaction. As part of this notification, we will obtain the name of the Partner Store from which you made a purchase, the amount of the purchase, the date of the purchase, in some cases, a description of the item purchased, and your unique tracking ticket. The Partner Store does not provide us with any credit card information. We are not responsible for the accuracy of any information that we obtain from third parties.
Perk Desktop Rewards is a desktop application which shows alerts when there are relevant messages, rewards, and earning opportunities. By downloading Perk Alerts you agree to add additional functionality to your computer. Perk Alerts also works for other browsers including Firefox® and Chrome™. By downloading Perk Alerts, you agree to install the Perk Alerts desktop application and browser add-on for Internet Explorer, Firefox® and Chrome™ when you download these new browsers. This is to ensure that you can continue to use our alerts technology even if you choose to use other browsers outside of Perk.
Perk Coupon Rewards is a desktop application, browser plug-in, and browser add-on which shows alerts when there are relevant coupons and earning opportunities. By downloading Perk Coupon Rewards you agree to add additional functionality to your computer. Perk Coupon Rewards is available for your desktop and also works for other browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox® and Chrome™. By downloading Perk Coupon Rewards, you agree to install the desktop application to your computer. If you download the browser add-on, you agree to alter the browser setting for your existing browser including Internet Explorer, Firefox® and Chrome™. Perk Coupon Rewards may be offered as an additional product solution to an existing app that you use through the Perk Coupon Rewards SDK & Partner Code. In the case you are accessing Perk services through a 3rd party application, you are bound to the terms of the 3rd party agreement and hold 3rd party fully liable for any claims.
You may also be eligible to earn points when searching on Perk search. Perk retains all rights, at it’s sole discretion, to suspend your account in the case that we think you are trying to game the system through forced searches and/or clicks, either manually or through any automated means. Rewards on search are awarded at random and we retain all rights to change any frequency or algorithms for rewarding searches at our sole discretion without notification to users.
One of the Services we offer is the use of the Perk.com start page and default search settings, which is generally installed and used through our software products or on your other browsers. We call this "Perking up your other browsers". We also make Perk your default browser. If you want to use our start page and to make Perk your default browser, we may need to change the settings on your PC, and you will grant us all necessary rights to change the default setting of your home page on any internet browser then installed on your computer as well as to make Perk your default browser settings. These can always be changed very easily by changing your search settings or home page. If you have any problems, please don’t hesitate to contact Perk support and we will promptly reply.
User Conduct. You agree that you will not engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the Perk Browser, Site or the Services (or the servers and networks which are connected to the Services) or use any service to manipulate your CPU to gain distinct advantage on any of our programs.
Unless you have been specifically permitted to do so in a separate agreement with us, you agree that you will not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade or resell the Services for any purpose.
Please note that at any time, we may, in our sole discretion, terminate our legal agreement with you and deny you use of our Services if:
- you have breached any provision of these terms (or have acted in manner which clearly shows that you do not intend to, or are unable to comply with the provisions of these terms); or
- we are required to do so by law (for example, where the provision of our services to you is, or becomes, unlawful); or
- the partner with whom we offered the Services to you has terminated its relationship with us or ceased to offer their services to you; or
- we are transitioning to no longer providing the Services to users in the country in which you are resident or from which you use the Services; or
- the provision of the Services to you is, in our opinion, no longer commercially viable.
You further agree that your use of the Services shall be lawful and that you will comply with the usage rules. In furtherance of the foregoing, and as an example and not as a limitation, you agree not to use the Service in order to:
- post, upload, transmit or otherwise disseminate information that is obscene, indecent, vulgar, pornographic, sexual, hateful or otherwise objectionable
- post spam links, and/or personal referral links in an aggressive, wanton, or otherwise inappropriate fashion both on Perk or on any other public site on the web
- defame, libel, ridicule, mock, stalk, threaten, harass, intimidate or abuse anyone, hatefully, racially, ethnically or, in a reasonable person's view, otherwise offensive or objectionable
- upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or transmit) files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files or data, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of the Service, other users' computers, or the access to or functionality of the Perk services
- violate the contractual, personal, intellectual property or other rights of any party including using, uploading, transmitting, distributing, or otherwise making available any information made available through the Service in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other right of any party (including rights of privacy or publicity)
- attempt to obtain passwords or other private information from other members
- improperly use support channels or complaint buttons to make false reports to the Company
- develop, distribute, or publicly inform other members of "auto" software programs, "macro" software programs or other "cheat utility" software program or applications in violation of the applicable License Agreements exploit, distribute or publicly inform other members of any error, miscue or bug that gives an unintended advantage
- exploit, distribute or publicly inform other members of any error, miscue or bug that gives an unintended advantage violate any applicable laws or regulations, or promote or encourage any illegal activity including, but not limited to, hacking, cracking or distribution of counterfeit software, or cheats or hacks for the Services
Accounts that have not been logged into for 12 months or more are deemed inactive Perk points earned in these accounts are null and void. "Perk Points" are non-transferable and are void if a transfer is attempted. "Perk Points" and/or rewards may not be bartered or sold unless part of a Perk sponsored program. Perk Points and Perk.com accounts are not transferable upon death or as part of a domestic relations matter or otherwise by operation of law.
Notification with respect to Children's Privacy (Users under the age of 13)
In response to concerns about protecting children's privacy online, Congress enacted the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 ("COPPA"), which sets forth rules and procedures governing the ways in which Web sites may collect, use and disclose any personal information for children under the age of 13. In accordance with the Company policy and COPPA regulations, we DO NOT:
- Request or knowingly collect personally identifiable information online or offline contact information from users under 13 years of age; or
- Knowingly use or share personal information from users under 13 years of age with third parties;
We request that children under the age of 13 not submit any Personal Information to us via the Perk.com Services. It is possible that by fraud or deception we may receive information given to us or pertaining to children under 13. If we are notified of this, as soon as we verify the information, we will immediately delete the information from our servers. Questions regarding children's privacy should be directed to: email@example.com
- Confidentiality. At times, we may make available to you pre-release versions of the Software. All the terms of this Agreement apply to such pre-release versions of the Software. In addition these pre-release versions are not for use by the general public or any person not participating in the pre-release program and subject to this Agreement.
- Term. The license to the Software granted under these Terms of Service remains in effect for a period of 75 years, unless earlier terminated by you or Perk in accordance with this provision. You may terminate the license at any time by destroying all copies of the Software in your possession or control. The license granted under this Agreement will automatically terminate, with or without notice from Perk, if you breach any term of this Agreement. Upon termination, you must cease all use of the Software and promptly destroy all copies of the Software in your possession or control.
- Changes to this Agreement. Perk reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify this Agreement, at any time and without prior notice. If we modify this Agreement, we will post the modification on our Web site or provide you with notice of the modification. By continuing to access or use the Software after we have posted a modification on the Web site or have provided you with notice of a modification, you are indicating that you agree to be bound by the modified agreement. If the modified Agreement is not acceptable to you, your only option is to stop using the Software and uninstall it from any computers or devices on which you have it installed.
- No Warranty; Disclaimer. The Software is provided "AS IS", without warranty of any kind. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, Perk EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ACCURACY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM Perk OR ELSEWHERE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT allow you to import and share content from other parts of the web that are important to you (such as your social network profile and friends list) and gives you easy access to that information. You hereby grant Perk a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable, and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform this content for the sole purpose of providing you with these features, and you affirm, represent, and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, and consents to grant this license to Perk. You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold to content you submit, post or display through the Software. Furthermore, you understand that all content (without limitation, text, data files, web pages, software, extensions, audio and video files, and images) which you may have access to through the Software is the responsibility of the person or entity from which the content originated, not the responsibility of Perk. You understand that the Software may allow you to access content that is offensive or objectionable to you and that in this respect you use the Software at your own risk.
- Limitation of Liability. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT Perk’S AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES’ AND AFFILIATES’, AND ITS LICENSORS’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FROM ALL CAUSES OF ACTION AND UNDER ALL THEORIES OF LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNTS PAID TO Perk BY YOU FOR THE SOFTWARE OR, IN THE EVENT THAT Perk HAS MADE THE SOFTWARE AVAILABLE TO YOU WITHOUT CHARGE, ANY SUCH TOTAL LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO TWENTY DOLLARS ($20). IN NO EVENT WILL Perk BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF USE, DATA, BUSINESS, PROFITS OR ABILITY TO EXECUTE) OR FOR the cost of procuring substitute products ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT OR THE EXECUTION OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY ARISES FROM ANY CLAIM BASED UPON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT Perk HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS WILL SURVIVE AND APPLY EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY SPECIFIED IN THIS AGREEMENT IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
- Government Users. The Software and accompanying documentation are "commercial computer software" and "commercial computer software documentation", respectively, as such terms are used in FAR 12.212. Any use, duplication or disclosure of the Software or the Documentation by or on behalf of the U.S. Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in this Agreement.
- Export Law. You agree to comply fully with all U.S. export laws and regulations to ensure that neither the Software nor any technical data related thereto nor any direct product thereof are exported or re-exported directly or indirectly in violation of, or used for any purposes prohibited by, such laws and regulations. By using the Software, you represent and warrant that (i) your are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a "terrorist supporting" country; and (ii) you are is not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
- General. This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to or application of conflicts of law rules or principles. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods will not apply. You may not assign or transfer this Agreement or any rights granted hereunder, by operation of law or otherwise, without Perk’s prior written consent, and any attempt by you to do so, without such consent, will be void and of no effect. Except as expressly set forth in this Agreement, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under this Agreement will be without prejudice to its other remedies under this Agreement or otherwise. All notices or approvals required or permitted under this Agreement will be in writing and delivered by electronic mail, confirmed facsimile transmission, by overnight delivery service, or by certified mail, and in each instance will be deemed given upon receipt. All notices or approvals will be sent to the email address we have on record for you (if any) for notices directed to you, or to info@Perk.com for notices directed to Perk. The failure by either party to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that or any other provision. Any waiver, modification or amendment of any provision of this Agreement will be effective only if in writing and signed by authorized representatives of both parties. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent possible and the other provisions will remain in full force and effect. This Agreement is the complete and exclusive understanding and agreement between the parties regarding its subject matter, and supersedes all proposals, understandings or communications between the parties, oral or written, regarding its subject matter, unless you and Perk have executed a separate agreement.
- Contact Information. If you have any questions regarding this Agreement, you may contact Perk at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our mailing address is: 720 Brazos, Suite 110, Austin, TX 78701
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE FOREGOING TERMS AND CONDITIONS YOU MAY NOT USE THE SOFTWARE AND YOU MUST UNINSTALL IT FROM ANY COMPUTERS OR DEVICES UPON WHICH YOU MAY HAVE DOWNLOADED OR INSTALLED THE SOFTWARE.