terms of use

1. Introduction

By clicking “I Agree” or by using the Service or any application software provided, You are entering into a legally binding agreement with DotHop Inc., doing business as (“DotHop”). This Agreement (“Agreement”) between You and DotHop consists solely of the DotHop Terms And Conditions Of Use For Advertisers, and any documents explicitly incorporated herein by reference.

2. Definitions

(a) (a) The “Service” or “Services” means the right to have a link to Your Website displayed in one of the three positions on DotHop and our network affiliates for the keyword(s) and number of click-thrus specified in Your Online Registration Form or Your Order Confirmation.
(b) “DotHop,” “We,” and “Our” shall mean DotHop, Inc., doing business as DotHop.
(c) “You” or “Your” means the individual or entity registering as an advertiser with the Service, and any individual(s) acting on Your behalf.
(d) “Your Online Registration Form” shall mean the order form You completed online, including the keywords, number of click-thrus and payment terms You selected, to the extent they are approved and accepted by DotHop. If You completed Your registration with the Service online, Your Online Registration Form is hereby incorporated by reference.
(e) “Your Order Confirmation” shall mean the order confirmation provided to You by DotHop, which lists the keywords, number of click-thrus and payment terms. If DotHop supplied an order confirmation, Your Order Confirmation is hereby incorporated by reference. If You completed Your registration online, however, You may not receive an order confirmation.
(f) “Your Website” shall mean the website You have registered to advertise with the Service.

3. Representation

You represent and warrant that:
(a) if You are a business entity, You are a corporation, partnership or other legal entity duly formed and in good standing;
(b) if You are not a business entity, You are 18 years of age or older;
(c) You are the owner of Your Website, or You are legally authorized to act on behalf of the owner of Your Website for the purposes of this Agreement and the Service;
(d) You have all necessary rights, powers, and legal authority to enter into this Agreement and to perform the acts required of You hereunder;
(e) all of the information You provided to DotHop to register for the Service is true, accurate, current, and complete, including all billing and other account information;
(f) You have complied with and will continue to comply with all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations in Your performance of the Agreement;
(g) Your enrollment with the Service will not violate the terms of this Agreement or any other agreements to which you may be a party; and
(h) Your enrollment with the Service will not infringe upon or otherwise violate the rights of any third party.

4. Account and Keyword Requirements

All accounts, including keyword choices, are subject to prior approval by DotHop. We reserve the right to refuse to accept any proposed account for any reason. We cannot guarantee that You will be able to register a desired keyword or keyword phrase, even if an inquiry indicates that the keyword or phrase is or may be available. The Service is designed to provide Internet users with a positive navigation experience, which includes relevancy. All keywords or keyword phrases that You have selected must be specifically related to a product, service, or information provided by Your Website.

We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to suspend or terminate Your account if we determine, in Our sole discretion, that the keywords You have registered with DotHop are not sufficiently related to Your Website. You may not, under any circumstance, advertise on the Service with a keyword that is protected by a trademark, copyright, patent or a celebrity’s commercial rights to his or her own name unless You can provide written documentation that You are the legal owner of the trademark, copyright, celebrity name, or product with a registered patent.

These keywords shall include the name of any city, county, state, or nation, which you may only register to advertise on the Service if you are a designated legal representative thereof. You shall assume full responsibility for the use of any keywords that violate in any way the rights of any third party. You understand and agree that You will assume all legal and/or financial liability arising out of any dispute with, or challenge by, a third party concerning or arising from Your use of the Service. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to suspend or terminate Your account in the event a dispute arises regarding Your alleged use of a trademark, copyright, patent, or celebrity name on the Service.

5. Abuse of Service

You agree not to use DotHop directly or indirectly to promote or otherwise display any pornographic, sexually-explicit, obscene, hate-related, or violent information, material, services or goods. You further agree that no pornographic, sexually-explicit, obscene, hate-related, or violent content, information or materials will appear on Your Website. We will be the sole judge of whether DotHop is being used to promote or display such information, goods, material or services. We reserve the right to terminate Your account immediately upon determining, in Our sole discretion, that You have violated this provision.

6. Your Website

You represent and warrant that Your Website and any material displayed, referenced, or linked therein:
(a) complies with all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations;
(b) has not resulted in and is not likely to result in any consumer fraud, product liability, tort, breach of contract, injury, damage, or harm of any kind to any person or entity;
(c) does not breach any duty toward or rights of any person or entity including, without limitation, rights of intellectual property, publicity, or privacy;
(d) is not false, deceptive, or misleading;
(e) is not defamatory, libelous, slanderous, or threatening; and
(f) will be free of viruses or any other computer programming routines that may potentially damage, interfere with, intercept, or expropriate any system data or personal information.
You agree that You are solely responsible and liable for Your Website, including all content, materials, maintenance and operation. We are not responsible or liable for any aspect of Your Website, or website(s) owned or operated by any third party. We are not obligated to provide notice to You in the event that any search results, links, or URLs found on DotHop’s search engine are not being displayed or operating properly. System Availability. You acknowledge and agree that, although You will generally have access to production files containing Your account information from the database service twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week (except in the event of a force majeure event), access to customer accounts and certain other services may not be available on a continuous basis and the database service will be subject to periodic downtime to permit hardware and/or software maintenance to take place.

6.A Data Storage

DotHop may, from time to time, delete, purge or otherwise dispose of Your account data which is over 120 days old. In addition, only a limited amount of data or information may be available online. Therefore, You are advised to print and download your account data, for record keeping purposes, on a periodic basis. You specifically agree that DotHop shall not be responsible for the deletion or disposal of your data or information from the database service.

7. Payment

You agree to pay DotHop for all charges to Your account, including any charges listed in Your Online Registration Form or in Your Order Confirmation. If We do not receive timely payment, or if You chargeback or reverse any payment:
(a) You agree to pay all amounts due on Your account upon demand, and
(b) We reserve the right to suspend or terminate Your account with DotHop. If You fail to make any payments to DotHop, as set forth herein, You agree to be responsible for all reasonable expenses (including attorneys’ fees) incurred by DotHop in collecting such amounts.

If You wish to dispute any charges to Your account, You must provide written notice to DotHop no later than 10 days of such charge. You are responsible for monitoring all charges to Your account on a timely basis. Failure to give written notice within 10 days of any charge to Your account, will result in a waiver by You of Your right to dispute any such charge. Refunds on Your account will only be granted in accordance with the provisions set forth in Section 13 and 14 of these Terms and Conditions. Notwithstanding the foregoing or anything to the contrary herein, You acknowledge and agree that You are not eligible, and no refunds will be paid, for undisputed charges beyond the 10-day window referenced above or for refund requests not in accordance with Sections 13 or 14 below.

8. Your Account

You agree that each time You log in to Your account, or each time someone acting on Your behalf logs in to Your account, will affirm Your agreement, as well as those acting on Your behalf, to be bound by all of the terms and conditions in the Agreement.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your password and any other information that gives You access to Your account with DotHop. You agree to be responsible and liable for any activity by any person who uses Your account. If You become aware that Your password or account is (or possibly is) being used without authorization, You agree to immediately change Your password and notify Us. We will not be liable for any loss that You may incur as a result of someone else using Your password, either with or without Your knowledge or consent.

You acknowledge and agree that all matters relating to this Agreement, Your account and the Services provided hereunder are confidential and that all matters, information, discussions, communications, disputes or disagreements between You and DotHop related to or arising out of this Agreement, or any other agreement with the Company related to your Account or the Service provided to You hereunder or thereunder, are and shall remain confidential, without exception. You further acknowledge and agree that Your obligations pursuant to this Section 8 are necessary and reasonable in order to protect the Company and its business, and You expressly acknowledge and agree that monetary damages would be inadequate to compensate the Company for any breach by You of these confidentiality provisions. Accordingly, You agree and acknowledge that any such violation or threatened violation of this Section 8 will cause irreparable injury to the Company and that, in addition to any other remedies that may be available, in law, in equity or otherwise, the Company shall be entitled to obtain injunctive relief against the threatened breach of this Agreement or the continuation of any such breach by You, without the necessity of proving actual damages.

9. No Warranties.

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE SERVICE AND ANY APPLICATION SOFTWARE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS-IS” BASIS, AND THAT YOUR USE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUSES. NEITHER WE NOR OUR AFFILIATES WARRANT THE ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONTAINED WITHIN OR LINKED FROM THE DOTHOP SEARCH ENGINE. WE DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE.

WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (a) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (b) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE; AND (c) ANY ERRORS IN THE TECHNOLOGY WILL BE CORRECTED. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THE CONNECTIVITY AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME OR AT ANY SPECIFIED SPEED. (d) WE CANNOT REPRESENT OR ASSURE YOU OF THE AMOUNT OF VISITORS OR TIME SPENT ON ANY SPECIFIC WEBSITE LINKED FROM DOTHOP. WHILE WE ATTEMPT TO FILTER DUPLICATE VISITORS, WE CANNOT PROVIDE ASSURANCE THAT YOUR WEBSITE WILL NOT RECEIVE DUPLICATE VISITORS FROM OTHER SOURCES THAT ARE NOT CONTROLLED BY DOTHOP.

ANY SOFTWARE PROVIDED OR MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH DOTHOP IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US, OUR EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, REPRESENTATIVES, RESELLERS, AGENTS, LICENSORS OR AUTHORIZED USERS WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE AGREEMENT.

10. Indemnity.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless DotHop, its affiliates, officers, employees, agents, representatives, and other partners (“Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, which the Indemnified Parties suffer as a result of claims that actually or allegedly arise from or relate to Your activities under, related to, or in connection with this Agreement, including but not limited to claims that allege or arise from:
(a) a violation a third party’s right of privacy, or infringement of a third party’s copyright, patent, trade secret, trademark, or other intellectual property rights;
(b) any breach of Your obligations, covenants, warranties or representations as set forth in this Agreement;
(c) any violation of applicable laws, rules, and regulations by You, including, without limitation, privacy laws;
(d) any breach of Your duties to a third party; (e) any breach of this Agreement; and (f) anything related to the content, material, or operation of Your Website.

11. Limitation of Liability.

ANY LIABILITY OF DOTHOP (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) FOR ANY MATTER UNDER, RELATED TO, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE AGREEMENT, TOGETHER WITH THE LIABILITY OF OUR AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND OTHER PARTNERS, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT DISPUTED BY YOU IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, AND UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL BE STRICTLY LIMITED TO AN AGGREGATE OF ONE THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS (US $1,000). IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR LOST REVENUES, LOST PROFITS, LOST BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES, OR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES. YOU AGREE THAT DOTHOP AND OUR AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, RESELLERS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND OTHER PARTNERS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS YOU MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR REGISTRATION IN THE EVENT THAT YOU HAVE FAILED TO PROMPTLY PAY APPLICABLE FEES. EACH PARTY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE OTHER PARTY HAS ENTERED INTO THE AGREEMENT RELYING ON THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY STATED HEREIN AND THAT THOSE LIMITATIONS ARE AN ESSENTIAL CONSIDERATION OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN THE PARTIES

12. Modifications and Updates.

We reserve the right, in Our sole discretion, to change all or part of this Agreement at any time, with or without notice to You. Such changes will be effective immediately upon posting at http://www.DotHop.com/termsofuse.html. You are responsible to check for updates to this Agreement. Your online acceptance of the updated terms, Your continued use of Your account, or Your continued participation in the Service after DotHop has updated the Agreement affirms Your acceptance of the then-current Agreement. If any future changes are unacceptable to You, Your sole remedy is to cancel Your Service. However, this Agreement cannot be modified by any prior, later, or concurrent oral statements.

13. Term.

The initial term of this Agreement will commence on the date You click “I Agree” (or the first date on which You use the Service, whichever comes first) and will remain effective for the period of time corresponding to the plan You select during the registration process (“Initial Term”). If You fail to notify DotHop of Your intent to renew, this Agreement will be terminated automatically after the last visitor is counted. If You should choose to renew for a period beyond the Initial Term (a “Renewal Term”), this Agreement will be renewed at the then-current rates and fees for the number of click-thrus You select during the renewal process. Except as set forth in the Agreement, neither party will be liable to the other for any termination or expiration of the Service or this Agreement in accordance with its terms.
You may cancel Your Service and terminate the Agreement at any time. If You cancel the Service before the end of the Initial or Renewal Term, Your Service and access to the Service will be discontinued immediately. You acknowledge and agree that under no circumstances will You be eligible for any refund for any payments You have made for the Service prior to the date of termination, unless such the payments relate to charges disputed by You within 10 days of such charge posting to Your account. Additionally, You acknowledge and agree that You will be eligible for a refund only if (i) it can be clearly documented that the Services were not provided by DotHop prior to Your termination notice, (ii) any monies provided by You to DotHop for the Services hereunder remain uncommitted or unused, in DotHop’s sole discretion, as of the date of termination and (iii) the termination was not initiated by DotHop as a Termination For Cause pursuant to Section 14 below.

14. Termination.

You may not resell, assign, or transfer any of Your rights under the Agreement without the prior express written consent of DotHop. Any unauthorized attempt to assign Your rights may result in the immediate termination of this Agreement, without liability to DotHop. DotHop reserves the right to transfer this Agreement or any of its rights or obligations under the Agreement without Your consent.

16. Miscellaneous.

(a) This Agreement, and any documents explicitly incorporated by reference, is the entire agreement between the parties with regard to the subject matter covered herein.
(b) Each party agrees to be responsible for all costs associated with its own performance obligations under the Agreement.
(c) The relationship between You and DotHop under the Agreement is one of independent contractors.
(d) Except for Your indemnity obligations, there are no third party beneficiaries to this Agreement.
(e) If any provision herein is held unenforceable, illegal or invalid, that provision shall be enforced only to the extent that it is not in violation of law or is not otherwise unenforceable, and all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.
(f) The failure to require performance of any provision of the Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver or limitation on a party’s right subsequently to require performance of that provision, or any other provision in the Agreement.
(g) The Agreement’s headings are for reference purposes only and do not define, describe, limit, or construe the scope or extent of that section.
(h) Should any part of this Agreement be declared invalid for any reason, such invalidity shall not affect the validity of the remainder of this Agreement which shall continue in full force and effect as if this Agreement had been originally executed without including the invalid part. Further, to the extent any provision hereof is found to be unenforceable because it is overly broad or is too long in duration, it is the intent of the parties that such provision be enforceable to the limited extent the court finds it to be enforceable.
(i) The following provisions shall survive any conclusion or termination of the Agreement, no matter the reason(s) for the conclusion or termination hereof: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, and 19.

17. Legal Disputes.

This Agreement is governed by the laws of the state of Florida, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. You and We agree that any claim, controversy or dispute arising out of or related to this Agreement shall be within the exclusive jurisdiction of, and shall only be adjudicated in, the state court located in Hillsborough County, Florida, U.S.A. or the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division (collectively, the “Forum”). You hereby irrevocably waive any objection, including, without limitation, any objection to the agreed venue or jurisdiction based on the grounds of forum non-conveniens or personal jurisdiction, which You may now or hereafter have to the bringing of such action or proceeding in the Forum. You acknowledge that You are entering into a contract for services to be performed in the state of Florida, and payment is to be made to DotHop in the state of Florida.

You and We hereby waive any right to a trial by jury in any action or proceeding arising out of or related to the Agreement. Any claims against DotHop arising out of this Agreement shall be adjudicated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any proceeding with any claim or controversy of any other party. In any litigation, arbitration, or other proceeding in which one party:
(a) seeks to enforce its rights under this Agreement (whether in contract, tort, or both), or
(b) seeks a declaration of any rights or obligations under this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be awarded its reasonable attorney’s fees, costs, and expenses incurred.
Nowithstanding the foregoing or anything to the contrary herein, You shall be liable, without the right to setoff or relief, for any costs or fees incurred by DotHop including, but not limited to, costs and attorneys’ fees incurred by DotHop in any investigations, legal actions, trials, and appeals, arising out of or related to any actual or threatened breach by You of the confidentiality provisions of Section 8 above.

18. Notices.

Any and all notices, demands, or other communications required or desired to be given hereunder by any party shall be in writing and shall be validly given or made to another party if personally served, or if deposited in the United States mail, certified or registered, postage prepaid, return receipt requested, or if by electronic mail, to the e-mail address on record at DotHop.com.
Notices to DotHop shall be addressed to:
e-mail: info@dothop.com
United States Mail: DotHop, Inc
Po Box 340497
Tampa, FL 33694

19. Entire Agreement.

You acknowledge that You have read this Agreement, understand it and agree to be bound by its terms and conditions. This Agreement is the complete and exclusive statement of the Agreement between You and DotHop and supersedes any prior agreements, proposal, representation or warranty between You and DotHop regarding Your use of the service.

TO PROCEED WITH THE SERVICE, YOU MUST AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH ABOVE. IF YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, INDICATE YOUR AGREEMENT BY CLICKING THE FOLLOWING ACCEPTANCE ICON.

This Agreement will commence immediately upon Your clicking on I AGREE at the end of this screen or the activation of Your Account, whichever is first to occur. Thereafter, this Agreement will continue on a month to month basis unless and until either party terminates this Agreement as provided herein.