For your convenience all of our policies are found on this page, each separated by a line.
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Adopted 20 March 2018
Effective: 29 April, 2018
How we collect, use and handle your information when you use our websites, software and services (“Services”).
What & Why
We collect and use the following information to provide, improve and protect our Services:
Account. We collect, and associate with your account, information like your basic biographical information, email address, etc that you provide through our various forms and contact pages. All information you submit to us becomes the sole property of TDWise, LLC.
Services. When you use our Services, we store, process and transmit your information and information related to them (for example answering your queries requires that we process your contact info).
Usage. We collect information from and about the devices you use to access the Services. This includes things like IP addresses, the type of browser and device you use, the web page you visited before coming to our sites, and identifiers associated with your devices. Your devices (depending on their settings) may also transmit location information to the Services.
Cookies and other technologies. We use technologies like cookies and pixel tags to provide, improve, protect and promote our Services. For example, cookies help us with things like remembering which articles you have read for your next visit, understanding how you are interacting with our Services, and improving them based on that information. You can set your browser to not accept cookies, but this may limit your ability to use the Services.
We may share information as discussed below, but we won’t sell it to advertisers or other third-parties.
Other users. We may, at our discretion, display basic biographical information next to any information you send to us for other users to see such as Brad S., Army.
Law & Order. We may disclose your information to third parties if we determine that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) comply with the law; (b) protect any person from death or serious bodily injury; (c) prevent fraud or abuse of TDWise, LLC or our users; or (d) protect TDWise, LLC’s property rights.
Stewardship of your data is critical to us and a responsibility that we embrace. We believe that our users’ data should receive the same legal protections regardless of whether it’s stored on our services or on their home computer’s hard drive. We believe privacy is important and will protect yours within the limits of the law.
Retention. We’ll retain information you store on our Services for as long as we need it to provide you the Services. If you delete your account, we’ll also delete this information. But please note: (1) there might be some latency in deleting this information from our servers and back-up storage; and (2) we may retain this information if necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, improve our services, or enforce our agreements.
Around the world. To provide you with the Services, we may store, process and transmit information in locations around the world – including those outside your country. Information may also be stored locally on the devices you use to access the Services.
If you have questions or concerns about TDWise, LLC, our Services and privacy at any time, please contact us at TheGuys@tdwise.com
Terms of Service
Effective: 29 April, 2018
Your Information & Your Permissions
When you use our Services, you provide us with things like images, contacts, suggestions, questions to answer, and so on (“Shared Information”). Shared information, once sent to us becomes the property of TDWise, LLC. We reserve the right to use this information in future posts with or without attribution and without any payment to you. By submitting, sharing, or otherwise communicating information with TDWise, LLC via our website or any other service or medium, you transfer all copyright ownership of said information to TDWise, LLC. This information may also be shared with select third parties.
You’re responsible for your conduct and may not abuse our Services. Content in the Services may be protected by others’ intellectual property rights. Please don’t copy, upload, download or share content unless you have the right to do so.
Please safeguard your password to the Services, make sure that others don’t have access to it, and keep your account information current.
Finally, our Services are not intended for and may not be used by people under the age of 13. By using our Services, you are representing to us that you’re over 13.
Some of our Services may allow you to download client software (“Software”) which may update automatically. So long as you comply with these Terms, we give you a limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable license to use the Software, solely to access the Services. To the extent any component of the Software may be offered under an open source license, we’ll make that license available to you and the provisions of that license may expressly override some of these Terms. Unless the following restrictions are prohibited by law, you agree not to reverse engineer or decompile the Services, attempt to do so, or assist anyone in doing so.
The Services are protected by copyright US and foreign laws. These Terms don’t grant you any right, title or interest in the Services, others’ content in the Services, TDWise, LLC trademarks, logos and other brand features. We welcome feedback, but note that we may use comments or suggestions without any obligation to you.
We respect the intellectual property of others and ask that you do too. We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement if they comply with the law, and such notices should be reported using our customer service email TheGuys@tdwise.com. We reserve the right to delete or disable content alleged to be infringing and terminate accounts of repeat infringers.
At this time our services are free and you will not be billed for them.
You’re free to stop using our Services at any time. We also reserve the right to suspend or end the Services at any time at our discretion and without notice. For example, we may suspend or terminate your use of the Services if you’re not complying with these Terms, or use the Services in a manner that would cause us legal liability, disrupt the Services or disrupt others’ use of the Services.
Services “AS IS”
We strive to provide great Services, but there are certain things that we can’t guarantee. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, TDWISE, LLC AND ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS AND DISTRIBUTORS MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ABOUT THE SERVICES. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.” WE ALSO DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. Some states don’t allow the disclaimers in this paragraph, so they may not apply to you.
Limitation of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL TDWISE, LLC, ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS OR DISTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR (A) ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY LOSS OF USE, DATA, BUSINESS, OR PROFITS, REGARDLESS OF LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER OR NOT TDWISE, LLC HAS BEEN WARNED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND EVEN IF A REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE; (B) AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO THE SERVICES MORE THAN THE GREATER OF $20 OR THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO TDWISE, LLC FOR THE PAST 12 MONTHS OF THE SERVICES IN QUESTION. Some states don’t allow the types of limitations in this paragraph, so they may not apply to you.
Let’s Try To Sort Things Out First. We want to address your concerns without needing a formal legal case. Before filing a claim against TDWise, LLC, you agree to try to resolve the dispute informally by contacting TheGuys@tdwise.com. We’ll try to resolve the dispute informally by contacting you via email. If a dispute is not resolved within 15 days of submission, you or TDWise, LLC may bring a formal proceeding. We Both Agree To Arbitrate. You and TDWise, LLC agree to resolve any claims relating to these Terms or the Services through final and binding arbitration, except as set forth under Exceptions to Agreement to Arbitrate below.
Arbitration Procedures. The American Arbitration Association (AAA) will administer the arbitration under its Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes. The arbitration will be held in the United States county of Val Verde, TX or any other location we agree to.
Arbitration Fees and Incentives. The AAA rules will govern payment of all arbitration fees. TDWise, LLC will pay all arbitration fees for claims less than $50,000. TDWise, LLC will not seek its attorneys’ fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines that your claim is frivolous.
Exceptions to Agreement to Arbitrate. Either you or TDWise, LLC may assert claims, if they qualify, in small claims court in Val Verde (TX). Either party may bring a lawsuit solely for injunctive relief to stop unauthorized use or abuse of the Services, or intellectual property infringement (for example, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or patent rights) without first engaging in arbitration however, you must first engage in the informal dispute-resolution process described above.
No Class Actions. You may only resolve disputes with us on an individual basis, and may not bring a claim as a plaintiff or a class member in a class, consolidated, or representative action. Class arbitrations, class actions, private attorney general actions, and consolidation with other arbitrations aren’t allowed.
Judicial forum for disputes. In the event that the agreement to arbitrate is found not to apply to you or your claim, you and TDWise, LLC agree that any judicial proceeding (other than small claims actions) will be brought in the federal or state courts of Johnson County (WY). Both you and TDWise, LLC consent to venue and personal jurisdiction there.
These Terms will be governed by Wyoming law except for its conflicts of laws principles.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and TDWise, LLC with respect to the subject matter of these Terms, and supersede and replace any other prior or contemporaneous agreements, or terms and conditions applicable to the subject matter of these Terms. These Terms create no third party beneficiary rights.
Waiver, Severability & Assignment
TDWise, LLC’s failure to enforce a provision is not a waiver of its right to do so later. If a provision is found unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the Terms will remain in full effect and an enforceable term will be substituted reflecting our intent as closely as possible. You may not assign any of your rights under these Terms, and any such attempt will be void. TDWise, LLC may assign its rights to any of its affiliates or subsidiaries, or to any successor in interest of any business associated with the Services.
We may revise these Terms from time to time, and will always post the most current version on our website. If a revision meaningfully reduces your rights, at TDWise, LLC’s sole discretion, we will notify you (by, for example, sending a message to the email address associated with your account, posting on our blog or on this page). By continuing to use or access the Services after the revisions come into effect, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms.