Terms of Service

Last Updated: July 05, 2018

Please read these Terms of Service (“Terms”, “Terms of Service”) carefully before using https://digitaldesigns.com/ (the “Service”) operated by Northern Hills Ventures, Inc. D.B.A. Digital Designs (“Digital Designs”, “us”, “we”, or “our”).

Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned upon your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who wish to access or use the Service.

You agree that by accessing or using the Service, you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by all of these Terms of Service. If you do not agree with all of these Terms, then you do not have permission to access the Service and you must discontinue use immediately.

We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Last Updated” date of this Terms of Service. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Terms of Service, and you waive the right to receive specific notice of each such change or modification. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to and will be deemed to have accepted the changes in any revised Terms of Service by your continued use of the Service after the date such revised Terms of Service is posted.

Persons who choose to access the Service do so on their own initiative and are solely responsible for compliance with local laws in their region, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

The Service is intended for users who are at least 18 years old. Persons under the age of 18 are not permitted to use the Service.

All users who are minors in the jurisdiction in which they reside (generally under the age of 18) must have the permission of, and be directly supervised by, their parent or guardian to use the Service. If you are a minor, you must have your parent or guardian read and agree to these Terms of Service prior to using the Service.

Intellectual Property

Unless otherwise indicated, the Service is our proprietary property and all source code, databases, functionality, software, website designs, audio, video, text, photographs, and graphics on the Service (collectively, the “Content”) and the trademarks, service marks, and logos contained therein (the “Marks”) are owned or controlled by us or licensed to us, and are protected by copyright and trademark laws and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws of the United States, foreign jurisdictions, and international conventions.

The Content and the Marks are provided on the Service “AS IS” for your information and personal use only. Except as expressly provided in these Terms of Service, no part of the Service and no Content or Marks may be copied, reproduced, aggregated, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted, distributed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose whatsoever, without explicit consent via written permission.

Provided that you are eligible to use the Service, you are granted a limited license to access and use the Service and to download or print a copy of any portion of the Content to which you have properly gained access solely for your personal, non-commercial use. We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you in and to the Service, the Content and the Marks.

User Representations

By using the Service, you represent and warrant that:

  1. All information you submit will be true, accurate, current, and complete.
  2. You will maintain the accuracy of such information and promptly alert us of any updates to information as necessary.
  3. You have the legal capacity and you agree to comply with these Terms of Service.
  4. You are not under the age of 18.
  5. You are not a minor in the jurisdiction in which you reside, or if a minor, you have received parental permission to use the Service.
  6. You will not access the Service through automated or non-human means, whether through a bot, script, or otherwise.
  7. You will not use the Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose.
  8. Your use of the Service will not violate any applicable law or regulation.
  9. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate partnership with us and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof).

Prohibited Activities and Usage

You may not access or use the Service for any purpose other than that for which we make the Service available. The Service may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by us.

As a user of the Service, you agree not to:

  1. Systematically retrieve data or other content from the Service to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database, or directory without written permission from us.
  2. Make any unauthorized use of the Service, including collecting client names by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email, or completing our forms by automated means or under false pretenses.
  3. Use the Service to advertise or offer to sell goods and services.
  4. Circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Service, including features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on the use of the Service and/or the Content contained therein.
  5. Engage in unauthorized framing of or linking to the Service.
  6. Trick, defraud, or mislead us and our users.
  7. Make improper use of our support services or submit false reports of abuse or misconduct.
  8. Engage in any automated use of the system, such as using scripts to send inquiries through our forms, or using any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.
  9. Interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on the Service or the networks or services connected to the Service.
  10. Attempt to impersonate another user or person.
  11. Use any information obtained from the Service in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person.
  12. Use the Service as part of any effort to compete with us or otherwise use the Service and/or the Content for any revenue-generating endeavor or commercial enterprise.
  13. Decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Service.
  14. Harass, annoy, intimidate, or threaten any of our employees or agents engaged in providing any portion of the Service to you.
  15. Delete the copyright or other proprietary rights notice from any Content.
  16. Copy or adapt the Service’s software, including but not limited to Flash, PHP, HTML, JavaScript, or other code.
  17. Upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit) viruses, Trojan horses, or other material, including excessive use of capital letters and spamming (continuous posting of repetitive text), that interferes with any party’s uninterrupted use and enjoyment of the Service or modifies, impairs, disrupts, alters, or interferes with the use, features, functions, operation, or maintenance of the Service.
  18. Upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit) any material that acts as a passive or active information collection or transmission mechanism, including without limitation, clear graphics interchange formats (“gifs”), 1×1 pixels, web bugs, cookies, or other similar devices (sometimes referred to as “spyware” or “passive collection mechanisms” or “pcms”).
  19. Except as may be the result of standard search engine or Internet browser usage, use, launch, develop, or distribute any automated system, including without limitation, any spider, robot, cheat utility, scraper, or offline reader that accesses the Service, or using or launching any unauthorized script or other software.
  20. Disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Service.
  21. Use the Service in a manner inconsistent with any applicable laws or regulations.

User-Generated Contributions

The Service may invite you to contribute to Content, and may provide you with the opportunity to create content and materials for use on the Service. For example, client feedback. Contributions may be viewable by other users of the Service and through third-party websites. As such, any Contributions you submit may be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. When you submit any Contributions, you thereby represent and warrant that:

  1. The creation, distribution, transmission, public display, and the accessing, downloading, or copying of your Contributions do not and will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or moral rights of any third party.
  2. You are the creator and owner of or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, releases, and permissions to use and to authorize us, the Service, and other users of the Service to use your Contributions in any manner contemplated by the Service and these Terms of Service.
  3. You have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person mentioned in your Contributions to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of your Contributions in any manner contemplated by the Service and these Terms of Service.
  4. Your Contributions are not false, inaccurate, or misleading.
  5. Your Contributions are not unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, pyramid schemes, chain letters, spam, mass mailings, or other forms of solicitation.
  6. Your Contributions are not obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, harassing, libelous, slanderous, or otherwise objectionable (as determined by us).
  7. Your Contributions do not ridicule, mock, disparage, intimidate, or abuse anyone.
  8. Your Contributions do not advocate the violent overthrow of any government or incite, encourage, or threaten physical harm against another.
  9. Your Contributions do not violate any applicable law, regulation, or rule.
  10. Your Contributions do not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party.
  11. Your Contributions do not contain any material that solicits personal information from anyone under the age of 18 or exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner.
  12. Your Contributions do not violate any federal or state law concerning child pornography, or otherwise intended to protect the health or well-being of minors.
  13. Your Contributions do not include any offensive comments that are connected to race, national origin, gender, sexual preference, or physical handicap.
  14. Your Contributions do not otherwise violate, or link to material that violates, any provision of these Terms of Service, or any applicable law or regulation.

Contribution License

By posting your Contributions to any part of the Service or making Contributions accessible to the Service by linking your account from the Service to any of your social networking accounts, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to us an unrestricted, unlimited, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free, fully-paid, worldwide right, and license to host, use, copy, reproduce, disclose, publish, broadcast, retitle, archive, store, cache, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, transmit, excerpt (in whole or in part), and distribute such Contributions for any purpose, besides commercial and advertising, and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such Contributions, and grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. The use and distribution may occur in any media formats and through any media channels.

This license will apply to any form, media, or technology now known or hereafter developed, and includes our use of your name, company name, and franchise name. You waive all moral rights in your Contributions, and you warrant that moral rights have not otherwise been asserted in your Contributions.

We do not assert any ownership over your Contributions. You retain full ownership of all of your Contributions and any intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights associated with your Contributions. We are not liable for any statements or representations in your Contributions provided by you in any area on the Service.

You are solely responsible for your Contributions to the Service and you expressly agree to exonerate us from any and all responsibility and to refrain from any legal action against us regarding your Contributions.

We have the right, in our sole and absolute discretion, to:

  1. Edit, redact, or otherwise change any Contributions.
  2. Re-categorize any Contributions to place them in more appropriate locations on the Service.
  3. Pre-screen or delete any Contributions at any time and for any reason, without notice.

Guidelines For Submitting Feedback

We may provide you areas on the Service to submit feedback. When submitting feedback, you must comply with the following criteria:

  1. You should have firsthand experience with the person/entity being reviewed.
  2. Your feedback should not contain offensive profanity, or abusive, racist, offensive, or hate language.
  3. Your feedback should not contain discriminatory references based on religion, race, gender, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability.
  4. Your feedback should not contain references to illegal activity.
  5. You should not be affiliated with competitors if submitting negative feedback.
  6. You should not make any conclusions as to the legality of conduct.
  7. You may not submit any false or misleading statements.
  8. You may not organize a campaign encouraging others to submit feedback, whether positive or negative.

We may accept, reject, or remove feedback in our sole discretion. We have absolutely no obligation to screen feedback or to delete feedback if anyone considers feedback objectionable or inaccurate. Feedback is not endorsed by us, and do not necessarily represent our opinions or the views of any of our affiliates or partners.

We do not assume liability for any feedback or for any claims, liabilities, or losses resulting from any feedback. By submitting feedback, you hereby grant to us a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, fully-paid, assignable, and sublicensable right and license to reproduce, modify, translate, transmit by any means, display, perform, and/or distribute all content relating to feedback.

Availability, Errors, and Inaccuracies

We are constantly updating service offerings on the Service. We may experience delays in updating information on the Service and in our advertising on other media channels. The information found on the Service may contain errors or inaccuracies and may not be complete or current. Services may have outdated descriptions, or be unavailable on the Service and we cannot guarantee the recency of any information found on the Service.

We therefore reserve the right to change or update information and to correct errors, inaccuracies, or omissions at any time without prior notice.

Any promotions (“Promotions”) made available through the Service may be governed by rules that are separate from these Terms of Service. If you participate in any Promotions, please review the applicable rules as well as our Privacy Policy. If the rules for a Promotion conflict with these Terms of Service, the Promotion rules will apply.

Corrections

There may be information on the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions that may relate to the Service, including descriptions, pricing, availability, and various other information. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions and to change or update the information on the Service at any time, without prior notice.

Copyright Policy

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. It is our policy to respond to any claim that Content posted on the Service infringes on the copyright or other intellectual property rights (“Infringement”) of any person or entity.

If you are a copyright owner, or authorized on behalf of one, and you believe that the copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please submit your claim via our contact form, with the message field: “Copyright Infringement” and include in your claim a detailed description of the alleged Infringement as detailed below, under “DMCA Notice and Procedure for Copyright Infringement Claims”.

You may be held accountable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) for misrepresentation or bad-faith claims on the infringement of any Content found on and/or through the Service on your copyright.

DMCA Notice and Procedure for Copyright Infringement Claims

Notification

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that any material available on or through the Site infringes upon any copyright you own or control, please immediately notify us using the contact information provided below (“Notification”).

A copy of your Notification will be sent to the person who posted or stored the material addressed in the Notification. Please be advised that pursuant to federal law you may be held liable for damages if you make material misrepresentations in a Notification. Thus, if you are not sure that material located on or linked to by the Site infringes your copyright, you should consider first contacting an attorney.

All Notifications should meet the requirements of DMCA 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3) and include the following information:

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works on the Site are covered by the Notification, a representative list of such works on the Site.
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
  • A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed upon.

Counter Notification

If you believe your own copyrighted material has been removed from the Site as a result of a mistake or misidentification, you may submit a written counter notification to [us/our Designated Copyright Agent] using the contact information provided below (a “Counter Notification”).

To be an effective Counter Notification under the DMCA, your Counter Notification must include substantially the following:

  1. Identification of the material that has been removed or disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or disabled.
  2. A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court in which your address is located, or if your address is outside the United States, for any judicial district in which we are located.
  3. A statement that you will accept service of process from the party that filed the Notification or the party's agent.
  4. Your name, address, and telephone number.
  5. A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material in question was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
  6. Your physical or electronic signature.

If you send us a valid, written Counter Notification meeting the requirements described above, we will restore your removed or disabled material, unless we first receive notice from the party filing the Notification informing us that such party has filed a court action to restrain you from engaging in infringing activity related to the material in question.

Please note that if you materially misrepresent that the disabled or removed content was removed by mistake or misidentification, you may be liable for damages, including costs and attorney's fees. Filing a false Counter Notification constitutes perjury.

Links to Third-party Websites and Content

The Service may contain, or you may be sent via the Service, links to other websites ("Third-Party Websites") as well as articles, photographs, text, graphics, pictures, designs, video, information, applications, software, and other content or items belonging to or originating from third parties ("Third-Party Content"). Please note that these are not owned or controlled by Digital Designs.

Digital Designs has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites or services. We do not warrant the offerings of any of these entities/individuals or their websites. We are not responsible for any Third-Party Websites accessed through the Service or any Third-Party Content posted on or available through the Service, including the content, accuracy, opinions, privacy practices, or other policies of or contained in the Third-Party Websites or the Third-Party Content.

We strongly advise you to read the terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any website to which you navigate from the Service or relating to any applications you use or install from the Service. Any purchases you make through Third-Party Websites will be through other websites and from other companies, and we take no responsibility whatsoever in relation to such purchases which are exclusively between you and the applicable third party.

You agree and acknowledge that Digital Designs does not endorse the products or services offered on Third-Party Websites and you shall hold us harmless from any harm caused by your purchase of their products or services. Additionally, you shall hold us harmless from any losses sustained by you or harm caused to you relating to or resulting in any way from any Third-Party Content or any contact with Third-Party Websites.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Digital Designs and its licensee and licensors, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees), resulting from or arising out of a) your use and access of the Service, by you or any person using your account and password; b) a breach of these Terms, or c) Content posted on the Service.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall Digital Designs, nor its directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, including without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from (i) your access to or use of or inability to access or use the Service; (ii) any conduct or content of any third party on the Service; (iii) any content obtained from the Service; and (iv) unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.

Disclaimer

Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. The Service is provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or course of performance.

Digital Designs, its subsidiaries, affiliates, and its licensors do not warrant that a) the Service will function uninterrupted, secure or available at any particular time or location; b) any errors or defects will be corrected; c) the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components; or d) the results of using the Service will meet your requirements.

We reserve the right, but not the obligation, to:

  1. Monitor the Service for violations of these Terms of Service.
  2. Take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in our sole discretion, violates the law or these Terms of Service, including without limitation, reporting such user to law enforcement authorities.
  3. In our sole discretion and without limitation, refuse, restrict access to, limit the availability of, or disable (to the extent technologically feasible) any of your Contributions or any portion thereof.
  4. Otherwise manage the Service in a manner designed to protect our rights and property and to facilitate the proper functioning of the Service.

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that any material available on or through the Service infringes upon any copyright you own or control, please immediately notify us using the contact information provided below. A copy of your Notification will be sent to the person who posted or stored the material addressed in the Notification.

Please be advised that pursuant to federal law you may be held liable for damages if you make material misrepresentations in a Notification. Thus, if you are not sure that material located on or linked to by the Service infringes your copyright, you should consider first contacting an attorney.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless, including our subsidiaries, affiliates, and all of our respective officers, agents, partners, and employees, from and against any loss, damage, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses, made by any third party due to or arising out of:

  1. Your Contributions.
  2. Use of the Service.
  3. Breach of these Terms of Service.
  4. Any breach of your representations and warranties set forth in these Terms of Service.
  5. Your violation of the rights of a third party, including but not limited to intellectual property rights.
  6. Any overt harmful act toward any other user of the Service with whom you connected via the Service.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate, at your expense, with our defense of such claims. We will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action, or proceeding which is subject to this indemnification upon becoming aware of it.

Privacy Policy

We care about data privacy and security. Please review our Privacy Policy here. By using the Service, you agree to be bound by our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into these Terms of Service. Please be advised the Service is hosted in the United States.

If you access the Service from the European Union, Asia, or any other region of the world with laws or other requirements governing personal data collection, use, or disclosure that differ from applicable laws in the United States, then through your continued use of the Service, you are transferring your data to the United States, and you expressly consent to have your data transferred to and processed in the United States.

Further, we do not knowingly accept, request, or solicit information from children or knowingly market to children. Therefore, if we become aware that anyone under the age of 18 has provided personal information to us without the requisite and verifiable parental consent, we will delete that information from the Service as quickly as is reasonably practical.

User Data

We will maintain certain data that you submit to the Service for the purpose of managing the Service, as well as data relating to your use of the Service. Although we perform regular routine backups of data, you are solely responsible for all data that you submit or that relates to any activity you have undertaken using the Service. Learn more in our Cookie Policy.

You agree that we shall have no liability to you for any loss or corruption of any such data, and you hereby waive any right of action against us arising from any such loss or corruption of such data.

Exclusions

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the limitations above may not apply to you.

Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of South Dakota, United States, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have had between us regarding the Service.

Term and Termination

These Terms of Service shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Service. Without limiting any other provision of these Terms of Service, we reserve the right to, in our sole discretion and without notice or liability, deny access to and use of the Service, including blocking IP addresses, to any person for any reason. This includes without limitation for breach of any representation, warranty, or covenant contained in these Terms of Service or of any applicable law or regulation. We may terminate your use or participation in the Service or delete any content or information that you've submitted at any time, without warning, in our sole discretion.

We reserve the right to take appropriate legal action, including without limitation pursuing civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.

Electronic Communications

Visiting the Service, sending us emails, and completing online forms constitute electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications, and you agree that all agreements, notices, and other communications we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Service, satisfy any legal requirement that such communication be in writing.

You hereby agree to the use of electronic signatures, contracts, orders, and other records, and to electronic delivery of notices, and policies.

You hereby waive any rights or requirements under any statutes, regulations, rules, ordinances, or other laws in any jurisdiction which require an original signature or delivery or retention of non-electronic records, or to payments or the granting of credits by any means other than electronic means.

Miscellaneous

These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on the Service constitute the entire agreement and understanding between you and us. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision.

These Terms of Service operate to the fullest extent permissible by law. We may assign any or all of our rights and obligations to others at any time. We shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage, delay, or failure to act caused by any cause beyond our reasonable control.

If any provision or part of a provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that provision or part of the provision is deemed severable from these Terms of Service and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

There is no joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship created between you and us as a result of these Terms of Service or use of the Service. You agree that these Terms of Service will not be construed against us by virtue of having drafted them.

You hereby waive any and all defenses you may have based on the electronic form of these Terms of Service and the lack of signing by the parties hereto to execute these Terms of Service.

Changes to the Terms of Service

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time.

By continuing to access or use our Service after any revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, you are no longer authorized to use the Service.

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If you have any questions and would like further information about these Terms of Service, please feel free to reach out.

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