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Linkto.be URL Shrinking Terms of Service

Effective Date: March 11, 2017

Thank you for your interest in the Linkto.be shrinking service which permits users to easily share their contents and links with family and friends through our URL shrinking and sharing services. These Terms of Service (Service Terms, Terms of Use) only apply to our URL shrinking service, and you are advised to read it carefully alongside our Privacy Policy and Disclaimer before using the shrinking service.

These Terms of Use provide the legally binding terms and conditions for the utility of our service.

1. Acceptance of Terms

    Registering for and/or using the Linkto.be Services in any way, including but not limited to visiting, browsing and utility of the shrinking service to shorten a uniform resource locator (“URL”), implies that you agree to these Terms of Service and all other operational conditions that may be published with frequent updates on the Services by Linked. Such updates might be without your notification.
    Some of our Services may be subject to further terms and conditions as specified by Linkto.be from time to time; your use of such Services is subject to them as incorporated into these Terms by this reference.
    These Service Terms apply to all users of this URL Shrinking Service, including, but not limited to users who are contributors of content, core information, and other relevant materials or services - whether registered or not.

2. Alteration

Linkto.be reserves the right, at its principal discretion, to alter or replace any of these Terms of Service, or suspend, or discontinue the Service (including without limitation, the accessibility of any content) at any time by posting a notification or by sending you a notice by e-mail. Linkto.be may also impose limits on certain features of the services or restrict user’s access to parts or its entire services without notifying you or incurring any liability. It is the user’s responsibility to check these Terms of Service periodically for modifications. Your use of our shrinking service after such posting of alterations to our Terms of Service translates into your acceptance of those changes.

3. Eligibility

You have to guarantee that you are at least 15 years of age. If you are under 15 years old, you may not, under any circumstance, use this service. Linkto.be may, in its sole discretion, decide not to offer its URL shrinking service to anyone or entity and change its criteria for eligibility at any time. It’s your sole responsibility to ensure that these Terms of Service are in compliance with all regulations that apply to you and the right to access this service is revoked where these service terms or use of the service is prohibited or conflicts with any applicable rule or regulation. Furthermore, this service is offered for your use alone, and not for the utility or benefit of any third party.

4. Registration

While some features of this URL shrinking service may be available to unregistered users, for broader access to the service, you must register with Linkto.be (i.e. create an "Account"). To register, you must provide a correct e-mail address and select a username. You can also decide to use your social account on Facebook, Twitter or other supported networks. You are responsible for updates to the provided e-mail address that’s associated with your Account. Concerning usernames, you shall not (a) choose or use as your username, someone else’s name with the intent to impersonating the person; (b) choose or use, as your username, a name that’s subject to any person's rights or entity other than you without the right authorization or (c) choose or use, as your username, an offensive, obscene or vulgar name.

5. Account Security

You are solely in charge of all activities that occur under your Account, and for keeping it secure. You are not allowed to use another Account without due permission. You must also notify us immediately of any security breach or unauthorized use of your Account. You must never publish, distribute or post the login information of your account.

6. Our Service

This service allows you to shorten and track your URLs using the Linkto.be domain as the link. So far you comply with these Terms of Service; you may use the Services to meet your personal, non-commercial objectives. Kindly contact our support team if you would like to use our URL shrinking services for business.

7. Linkto.be Metrics

i. Definitive Features

Some specific features of our service allow Linkto.be to collect and track metrics; as well as generate analytics that relates to the URLs shortened using our service. Linkto.be Metrics include, but are not limited to:

    A history of all the shortened URLs from a particular account.
    A history of all the clicks on shortened URLs.
    A record of all sharing of a shortened URL through third parties.
    A record of the referral URLs.
    A history of the IP addresses that are used to access a shortened URL.
    The visual presentation of any or all of the above (apart from IP addresses).

ii. Ownership Rights

You agree that all Linkto.be Metrics that are collected and/or generated are owned by Linkto.be, and that Linkto.be has the right to utilize, license, sell or otherwise dispose of Linkto.be metrics for whatsoever reason.

8. Content

    Under these Terms of Service, the term “Content” includes, but is not limited to URLs, shortened URLs, curated URLs, URL bundles or packages, audio and video clips. It also encompasses written posts and comments, scripts, graphics, data, software, interactive features and other relevant information generated, provided, or otherwise accessible via our service.
    All User Contents (whether publicly posted or privately transmitted) is the sole responsibility of the user who created it. You acknowledge that all materials accessed by you using our service are at your risk and you will be solely responsible for any loss or damage to you or any other party. When the User Content is deleted, it will be removed from our services. However, you understand that (a) certain user contents (e.g., previously shortened URLs and related Linkto.be Metrics) will remain available and (b) any removed user content may remain in the backup copies for a reasonable period.
    Our Services contain materials that are specifically provided by Linkto.be or its partners and such contents are protected by copyrights, trademarks, patents, service marks, trade secrets or any other proprietary rights and laws. Such Linkto.be Content includes, but is not limited to, Linkto.be Metrics. You shall comply with and maintain all copyright notices, and restrictions that are contained in any content accessed through our services.
    iv. Subject to these Terms of Service, Linkto.be grants each user of the service a non-exclusive, global, non-transferable and non-sublicensable license to use the content, solely for personal, non-commercial use. The use, reproduction, alteration, distribution or storage of any content for other purposes apart from a personal, non-commercial use is grossly prohibited without prior written permission from Linkto.be, or from the copyright holder that's identified in such Content's copyright notice. If you would like to use the Services for commercial purposes, you must purchase a license for our Linkto.be Enterprise, or get in touch with us concerning other utilities.

v. License Grants

    License to Linkto.be: By submitting the User Content to the Services, you at this moment shall give Linkto.be a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, fully paid, sublicensable and transferable license to use, edit, modify, reproduce, share, and prepare derivative works.
    License to Users: You shall also grant each user of the service a non-exclusive license to access your User Content through our service, and to utilize, edit, modify, reproduce, share, and prepare derivative works.
    No Infringement: You signify and warrant that you have all rights to grant such licenses without violation of any third party rights, including but not limited to any copyrights or rights of privacy, publicity, contract, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.

vi. Availability of Content: Linkto.be does not guarantee the supply of any content via our services. Linkto.be also has no obligation to monitor its services. However, Linkto.be reserves the right to (a) remove, edit or modify any content at any time and its sole discretion, without notifying you and for any or no reason at all and (b) remove or block any content from our services.

9. Rules of Conduct

    You pledge not to use our service for any purpose that contradicts these Service Terms. You are also responsible for all of your activity in connection with our URL shrinking services.
    As a User, you shall not allow any third party to, either (a) take any action or (b) download, upload, post, submit or otherwise share or facilitate the distribution of any content (including User Content) on or through the Linkto.be Service in any unlawful way.

10. Third Party Services

Our URL Shrinking Service may permit you to link to other websites, services or resources on the Internet, such as Facebook, Twitter, and other related sites. When you access third party resources on the Internet, you admit that you do so at your risk. Linkto.be does not control these other resources, and you acknowledge that Linkto.be is not accountable or responsible for the articles, functions, accuracy, legality, rightness or any other facet of such websites or resources. However, this does not mean that the inclusion of such links is sanctioned by Linkto.be or any affiliation with its operators. You also admit and agree that Linkto.be shall not be answerable or responsible, directly or indirectly, for any legal injury or loss caused or declared to be due to or in association with the use of or trust on any such activity.

11. Termination

Linkto.be may end your access to all or whatsoever part of the services at any time, with or without reason, with or without notice. This may result in the forfeit and wipeout of all data linked to your account. All provisions of these Service Terms which by their nature should pull through termination shall pull through termination, including but not limited to, ownership provisions, and indemnity as well as liability limitations.

12. Indemnification

You shall support, indemnify, and hold harmless Linkto.be, its affiliates and each of their individual employees, or associates from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including lawyers’ fees that arise from or relate to your use or abuse of or access to our services. Linkto.be holds the right to take on the exclusive defense and dominance of any matter subject to your indemnity, in which case you will help and cooperate with Linkto.be in maintaining any available defenses.

13. Limitation of Liability

Linkto.be, its associates or any of their affiliates shall not in any case be liable under contract, civil wrong, strict liability, carelessness or any other legal or equitable hypothesis with respect to the services (i) for any lost earnings, data loss, procurable cost of substitute goods or services, or exceptional, direct, indirect, peripheral, punitory, or eventful damages of any kind whatsoever, fill-in products or services; or (ii) for any bugs, viruses, or the likes (irrespective of the source of origination). Despite the preceding clauses, under no conditions shall such indebtedness exceed any damages over one hundred U.S. Dollars ($100.00) on aggregate. For those states which do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, these constraints and exclusions may not be applicable.

14. Governing Law and Jurisdiction.

These Service Terms shall be regulated by and interpreted in conformity with the laws of the United States of America. You agree that any contravention arising from or relating to the subject matter of these Terms of Use shall be governed by the unshared jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts of U.S.

15. Entire Agreement and Severability.

These Service Terms are the entire agreement between you and Linkto.be about the services and it supersedes all prior or contemporary communications and proposals (irrespective of the type) between you and Linkto.be concerning our services. If any of the term provisions is found to be unimplementable or invalid, such provision will be limited to the minimum level that’s necessary so that these Service Terms remain in full force and effect and enforceable.

16. Miscellaneous

    Force Majeure: Linkto.be shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations and where such failure occurs from any cause beyond Linkto.be’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation.
    Assignment: These Service Terms are personal to you, and are not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with Linkto.be’s prior written consent. Linkto.be may assign, transfer or delegate any of its rights and obligations hereunder without consent.
    Agency: No agency, joint venture, partnership, or employment relationship is created as a result of these Terms of Use, and neither party has any authority of any kind to bind the other in any respect.
    Notices: Unless otherwise stated in these Service Terms, all notices under this section will be in writing and deemed to have been duly given when received; if sent by certified or registered mail or personally delivered; the return receipt is requested.
    No Waiver: For any waiver of compliance with these Terms of Service to be binding, Linkto.be must provide you with written notice of such waiver, provided by one of its authorized representatives.
    Headings. The titles (section and paragraph) in these Terms of Service are for convenience only and shall not affect their interpretation.

You may contact Linkto.be: by mail at Contact@linkto.be ; or on Social Networks - Tweet

Effective Date of Terms of Service: March 11, 2017

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