Terms

Welcome to https://www.grouperusa.com/ (“GrouperUSA.com”). We provide this Internet site, Apps, and related Services (the “Services”) to you (“you” or the “User”) at our Web site (“Site”) found at https://www.grouperusa.com/, subject to the following Terms of Use.

This is an agreement/contract formed between you and GrouperUSA, LLC, for the use of GrouperUSA.com Services. Unless expressly stated otherwise, these Terms of Use shall apply to any use of the GrouperUSA.com Site, the App, the Services, and any service, application, component, functionality, plug-in or program created or made available by GrouperUSA.com. By visiting GrouperUSA.com you represent and warrant that you have read, understand, have the legal capacity to, and hereby agree to be legally bound by these Terms of Use. Your initial and continued use of the Site evidences your agreement.

1. MODIFICATIONS TO THIS AGREEMENT

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change or modify these Terms of Use at any time. You can find the most recent version of these Terms of Use at https://www.GrouperUSA.com/terms. All modifications shall become effective immediately upon the posting thereof. All users must review this agreement on a regular basis. If you do not agree to the revised Terms of Use, your sole recourse is to immediately stop all use of the Services. Your continued use of the Services following the posting of modifications will constitute your acceptance of the revised Terms of Use. Should you have any questions regarding the use of our site, please contact us at: support@grouperusa.com.

2. YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS

We provide the Services for the personal use by individual Users and business usage by our Advertisers. We make no claims of accuracy regarding any information found on the Site. To become a member and use the Services and Information found on GrouperUSA.com, you will be required to register with GrouperUSA.com by completing a registration form and designating a username and password. When registering with GrouperUSA.com you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service’s registration form (such information being the “Registration Data”) and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or we have grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we may suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Services (or any portion thereof).

You may not authorize any third party to access or use the Services on your behalf. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your username or password. You agree to immediately notify GrouperUSA.com of any unauthorized use of your username or password or any other breach of security. GrouperUSA.com cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from any unauthorized use of your account.

3. CONSENT TO ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS AND SOLICITATION

By registering with GrouperUSA.com, you understand that we may send you communications or data from GrouperUSA.com regarding the Services, including but not limited to (i) notices about your use of the Services, including any notices concerning violations of use, (ii) updates, and (iii) promotional information and materials regarding GrouperUSA.com products, services, or those of our advertisers via electronic mail as well as “Push” and text messaging through the GrouperUSA.com App.

4. USER CONDUCT POLICY

You may not use the Services in any way that violates applicable federal, state, or international law, or for any unlawful purpose. You may not use the Services to send, receive, or download messages or materials that are inappropriate or violate the intellectual property rights of GrouperUSA.com or others. To the extent that the Services provide Users an opportunity to post, store and exchange information, materials, data, files, programs, website links, photographs, concepts, communications, footage, ideas and opinions (“User Content”), you agree to and hereby do grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, GrouperUSA.com, its contractors, and the users of GrouperUSA.com an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully sub-licensable, fully paid up, worldwide license to use, copy, publicly display, and distribute such content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such content, including a User’s likeness. This license does not grant GrouperUSA.com general rights to sell User Content or otherwise distribute it outside of GrouperUSA.com Services. GrouperUSA.com may distribute User Content that the user or up-loader has designated as viewable by a private group, public group, or the public in general, as part of marketing efforts in our services or those of our partners. GrouperUSA.com does not claim any ownership rights in any User Content; all users uploading images continue to retain all ownership rights in such User Content. Content posted by users and other non-GrouperUSA.com contributors are generally not reviewed by GrouperUSA.com. GrouperUSA.com shall have the right, but not the obligation, to reject, refuse to post, or otherwise monitor all content displayed by users, and may remove or require users to remove all content that GrouperUSA.com, in its sole discretion, deems to be (a) inconsistent with GrouperUSA.com’s strategic mission and vision (including but not limited to content that contains undesirable images of or links or references to pornography, profanity, violence, objectionable or prejudicial content) and/or these Terms of Use; or (b) possibly in violation of applicable law. In addition, GrouperUSA.com has the right to remove any content if GrouperUSA.com has reason to believe that displaying such content may infringe the rights of a third party. Please notify us at support@grouperusa.com of any content that you believe might violate applicable law or your intellectual property rights or contain undesirable images of or links or references to pornography, profanity, violence, prejudicial content, or content that is obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable.

GrouperUSA.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine whether and what action to take in response to each such notification, and any action or inaction in a particular instance shall not dictate or limit GrouperUSA.com response to a future complaint. You acknowledge and agree that GrouperUSA.com shall not assume or have any liability for any action or inaction by GrouperUSA.com with respect to any User Content. Users shall remain solely responsible for User Content, and any material or information transmitted to other Users for interaction with other Users. Additionally, GrouperUSA.com reserves the right to terminate your access to and use of the Services, if, in our view, your conduct fails to align with our strategic mission and vision. GrouperUSA.com reserves the right, at any time, in its sole and absolute discretion and for any reason or no reason, to delete any User Content that is objectionable in nature, (any such User Content being "Objectionalbe Content") or to terminate access to and use of the Services by any User who posts Objectionable Content. The Site and the Services may from time to time include features or information some may deem as Objectionable Content. GrouperUSA.com reserves the right, at any time, in its sole and absolute discretion and for any reason or no reason, to change, add, remove or selectively allow User Content or require the usage of Site Services by any User who desires to post Objectionable Content, be terminated. GrouperUSA.com’s code of conduct includes but is not limited to the following:

  • A You may not attempt to harm, disrupt, or otherwise engage in activity that diminishes or degrades, the GrouperUSA.com Site, computer systems and network, or the Services.
  • B You may not attempt to interfere with any other person’s use of the Services.
  • C You may not misrepresent your identity or impersonate any person, or use the account, username, or password of another User at any time.
  • D You may not attempt to gain access to any account, computers or networks related to the Services without authorization.
  • E You may not attempt to obtain any data through any means from the Services, except if we intend to provide or make it available to you.
  • F You may not use the Services to participate in, plan, or disseminate information related to potentially objectionable activities or activities that are illegal.
  • G You may not engage in any illegal or unauthorized copying of another person’s copyrighted or copyrightable work, including, but not limited to, (1) pirated computer programs or links to them, (2) information which circumvents manufacturer-installed, copy-protect devices, (3) advertiser logo’s, images or other information shown in advertisements, or (4) otherwise violates another person’s proprietary rights.
  • H You may not use the Services to send, either directly or indirectly, any unsolicited bulk e-mail or communications or unsolicited commercial e-mail or communications.
  • I You may not use the Services to exploit people in a sexual or violent manner.
  • J You may not use the Services to solicit passwords or personal identifiable information for commercial or unlawful purposes.
  • K You may not use the Services for defaming, abusing, harassing, ridiculing, stalking, threatening or otherwise violating the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • L You may not use the Services to send or otherwise make available, any material protected by intellectual property laws unless you own or control the rights to such material or have received all necessary consents.
  • M You may not use the Services to send or otherwise making available any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, corrupted files, or any other similar software that may damage the operation of another’s computer or property.
  • N You may not use the Services to download any material sent by a GrouperUSA.com party or another User of the Services that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
  • O You may not use the Services to violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable to the Services, the App, or the Site.
  • P You may not use the Services to harvest or otherwise collect information about others.

All judgments concerning the applicability of these guidelines shall be at the sole and exclusive discretion of GrouperUSA.com. Should your access to and use of the Services be terminated, you have the right to appeal such termination by writing to support@GrouperUSA.com.

5. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND NOTICES

All contents of the GrouperUSA.com Site, App, and Services including but not limited to design, text, software, configurations, advertisements, graphics, other files, and their selection and arrangement (“Content”) are: Copyright © 2017 GrouperUSA, LLC and/or the proprietary property of GrouperUSA, LLC’s advertisers, suppliers, affiliates, or licensors. Content may not be reproduced, modified, derivative works created from, displayed, performed, published, distributed, disseminated, broadcasted or circulated to any third party (including, without limitation, the display and distribution of the material via a third party Web sites or other networked computer environment) without the express prior written consent of GrouperUSA.com and/or it advertisers, suppliers, affiliates, or licensors. All rights reserved. GrouperUSA.com, the GrouperUSA.com logo, and GrouperUSA, LLC, are including without limitation, either trademarks, service marks or registered trademarks of GrouperUSA, LLC, and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without GrouperUSA, LLC’s prior written permission or that of our advertisers, suppliers or licensors. Other product and company names may be trade or service marks of their respective owners.

GrouperUSA, LLC may have patents, patent applications, trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property rights covering subject matter in its site that are part of the Services. Unless we have granted you licenses to our intellectual property in these Terms of Use, our providing you with such Web pages and App usage does not give you any license to our intellectual property. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

6. NOTICES AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

GrouperUSA.com respects copyright law and expects Users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide GrouperUSA.com’s Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement (“Agent”) the written information specified below: (1) An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (2) A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon; (3) A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Web site; (4) Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; (5) A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (6) A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

GrouperUSA.com's Agent can be reached at:
Attn: GrouperUSA.com Copyright Agent
GrouperUSA, LLC
4025 Cattlemen Road, #180
Sarasota, FL 34233
E-mail: support@grouperusa.com

7. THIRD PARTY CONTENT, SITES AND SERVICES

The Services provide access to User Content and contain features and functionalities that may link you or provide you with certain information or functionality and access to other third party content, including Web sites, directories, servers, networks, systems, information and databases, applications, software, programs, independent contractors and their products or services, and the Internet as a whole. We may also provide some content to you as part of the Services. We are not responsible for any User Content or other third party content you access with the Services, and you irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to such sites and User Content or other third party content. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before relying on any User Content or information provided on the GrouperUSA.com site by any GrouperUSA.com Party before proceeding with any transportation, travel plans, or online/offline transaction with any of these third parties. You are solely responsible for your use of any User Content or information provided on the site GrouperUSA.com by any GrouperUSA.com Party and for your dealings with any third party related to the Services, including the delivery of and payment for goods and services.

8. PRIVACY

You acknowledge and agree that GrouperUSA.com may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, to enforce these Terms of Use, or, in its sole discretion, to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of GrouperUSA.com, its employees, users and third parties, and the public.

9. GrouperUSA.com MAKES NO WARRANTIES

GrouperUSA.com intends for the information contained on its Site and Services to be accurate and reliable; however, errors sometimes may occur. In addition, Site and App content are User provided so GrouperUSA.com cannot and will not attempt to ascertain the correctness of such content. GrouperUSA.com may make changes and improvements to the information provided herein at any time.

GROUPERUSA.COM PROVIDES ITS SITE AND SERVICES “AS IS,” “WITH ALL FAULTS” AND “AS AVAILABLE,” AND THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY, AND EFFORT IS WITH YOU. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, GROUPERUSA.COM, ITS ADVERTISERS, AFFILIATES, RESELLERS, DISTRIBUTORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS AND/OR SUPPLIERS (EACH, A “GROUPERUSA.COM PARTY,” AND COLLECTIVELY, THE “GROUPERUSA.COM PARTIES”) MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. THE GROUPERUSA.COM PARTIES DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS, STATUTORY AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION (1) WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WORKMANLIKE EFFORT, ACCURACY, TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, NO ENCUMBRANCES, NO LIENS AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, (2) WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS ARISING THROUGH COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE, AND (3) WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS THAT ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEB SITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES THAT EXTEND BEYOND THE FACE OF THIS CONTRACT.

10. LIABILITY LIMITATION; YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY

IN NO EVENT WILL ANY GROUPERUSA.COM PARTY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF, BASED ON, OR RESULTING FROM THIS CONTRACT, YOUR USE OF THE SOFTWARE, SERVICE, MAPS, DRAWINGS, OR YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION ON THE GROUPERUSA.COM SITE PROVIDED BY ANY GROUPERUSA.COM PARTY, USER OR OTHER THIRD PARTY, EVEN IF SUCH GROUPERUSA.COM PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT IS INDEPENDENT OF YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AND SURVIVES IN THE EVENT SUCH REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OR IS OTHERWISE DEEMED UNENFORCEABLE. THESE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS APPLY WITHOUT REGARD TO WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM (1) BREACH OF CONTRACT, (2) BREACH OF WARRANTY, (3) NEGLIGENCE, OR (4) ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION, TO THE EXTENT SUCH EXCLUSION AND LIMITATIONS ARE NOT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SERVICE, YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY PART OF THIS CONTRACT, OR YOU HAVE ANY OTHER DISPUTE OR CLAIM WITH OR AGAINST ANY GROUPERUSA.COM PARTY WITH RESPECT TO THIS CONTRACT OR THE SERVICE, THEN YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SERVICE.

11. CHANGES TO THE SERVICE; ADDITIONAL LIABILITY LIMITATION

WE MAY CHANGE THE APP, SOFTWARE, AND SERVICE OR DELETE FEATURES AT ANY TIME AND FOR ANY REASON. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERAL NATURE OF THIS AGREEMENT, THE GROUPERUSA.COM PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR (1) ANY CONTENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INFRINGING, INACCURATE, OBSCENE, INDECENT, THREATENING, OFFENSIVE, DEFAMATORY, TORTIOUS, OR ILLEGAL CONTENT, OR (2) ANY THIRD PARTY CONDUCT, TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA. GROUPERUSA.COM IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR (1) ANY VIRUSES OR OTHER DISABLING FEATURES THAT AFFECT YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SOFTWARE AND SERVICES, (2) ANY INCOMPATIBILITY BETWEEN THE SOFTWARE AND SERVICES AND OTHER WEB SITES, SERVICES, SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE, (3) ANY DELAYS OR FAILURES YOU MAY EXPERIENCE IN INITIATING, CONDUCTING OR COMPLETING ANY TRANSMISSIONS OR TRANSACTIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE AND SERVICES IN AN ACCURATE OR TIMELY MANNER, OR (4) ANY DAMAGES OR COSTS OF ANY TYPE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE AND SERVICES AVAILABLE FROM THIRD PARTIES THROUGH LINKS. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

12. INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless, GrouperUSA.com, its advertisers, affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, representatives, and third party providers, to and from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of these Terms of Use by you. GrouperUSA.com reserves the right to assume, at its sole expense, the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with GrouperUSA.com in asserting any available defenses.

13. TERMINATION OF SERVICE

We may terminate or suspend your access to the Services at any time, in our sole discretion, without cause and/or without notice. Upon termination, your right to use the Services stops immediately. ONCE THE SERVICES ARE CANCELLED OR SUSPENDED, ANY DATA YOU HAVE STORED ON GROUPERUSA.COM’S SYSTEMS MAY NOT BE RETRIEVED LATER.

14. CHOICE OF LAW AND LOCATION FOR RESOLVING DISPUTES

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, excluding its conflicts-of-law principles. Please note that your use of the Services may be subject to other local, state, national, and international laws. You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or dispute with GrouperUSA.com or relating in any way to your use of the Services resides in the courts of Florida and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of Florida in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving GrouperUSA.com or its advertisers, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers and content providers.

15. NOTICES TO GROUPERUSA.COM

You may notify us by e-mail at support@grouperusa.com or by postal mail at:
GrouperUSA.com
4025 Cattlemen Road, #180
Sarasota, FL 34233

16. OTHER TERMS

If any part of these Terms of Use are determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision, and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in effect. A printed version of these Terms of Use and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms of Use to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

17. MISCELLANEOUS

GrouperUSA.com may assign this contract, in whole or in part, at any time with or without notice to you. You may not assign this contract, or any part of it, to any other party. Any attempt by you to do so is void. ANY CLAIM RELATED TO THIS CONTRACT OR THE SOFTWARE AND SERVICE MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN ONE YEAR. THE ONE-YEAR PERIOD BEGINS ON THE DATE WHEN THE CLAIM FIRST COULD BE FILED. IF IT IS NOT, THEN THAT CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED. THIS APPLIES TO YOU AND YOUR SUCCESSORS. IT ALSO APPLIES TO US AND OUR SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS. THE FAILURE OF GROUPERUSA.COM TO EXERCISE OR ENFORCE ANY RIGHT OR PROVISION OF THE TERMS OF USE SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A WAIVER OF SUCH A RIGHT OR PROVISION. THE SECTION TITLES IN THE TERMS OF USE ARE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE ONLY AND HAVE NO LEGAL OR CONTRACTUAL EFFECT.