PigeonShip™ Terms of Service (“Agreement”)
Please read these Terms of Service (“Agreement”, “Terms of Service”) carefully before using www.PigeonShip.com™, our application, or any other related service we provide (together, “the Site”) operated by PigeonShip LLC or its affiliates (“us”, “we”, or “our”). This Agreement sets forth the legally binding Terms of Service between PigeonShip LLC and you for your use of the Site.
By accessing or using the Site in any manner, including, but not limited to, visiting or browsing the Site or contributing content or other materials to the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. Capitalized terms are defined in this Agreement.
These Terms of Service, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by us without restriction. Any attempted transfer or assignment in violation hereof shall be null and void.
Acceptance of Terms of Service and Amendments
Our web site and services provided to you on and through our web site on an “AS IS” basis. You agree that the owners of the Site exclusively reserve the right and may, at any time and without notice and any liability to you, modify or discontinue the Site and its services or delete the data you provide, whether temporarily or permanently. We shall have no responsibility or liability for the timeliness, deletion, failure to store, inaccuracy, or improper delivery of any data or information.
Your Responsibilities and Registration Obligations
In order to use the Site, you must register on our site, agree to provide truthful information when requested, and be at least the age of eighteen (18) or older. When registering, you explicitly agree to our Terms of Service and as may be modified by us from time to time and available here.
Registration and Password
You are responsible to maintain the confidentiality of your password and shall be responsible for all uses via your registration and/or login, whether authorized or unauthorized by you. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use or your registration, user account or password.
You agree that all information or data of any kind, whether text, software, code, music or sound, photographs or graphics, video or other materials (“Content”), publicly or privately provided, shall be the sole responsibility of the person providing the Content or the person whose user account is used. You agree that our web site may expose you to Content that may be objectionable or offensive. We shall not be responsible to you in any way for the Content that appears on the Site nor for any error or omission.
You explicitly agree, in using the Site or any service provided, that you shall not:
(a) provide any Content or perform any conduct that may be unlawful, illegal, threatening, harmful, abusive, harassing, stalking, tortuous, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, obscene, offensive, objectionable, pornographic, designed to or does interfere or interrupt the Site or any service provided, infected with a virus or other destructive or deleterious programming routine, give rise to civil or criminal liability, or which may violate an applicable local, national or international law;
(b) impersonate or misrepresent your association with any person or entity, or forge or otherwise seek to conceal or misrepresent the origin of any Content provided by you;
(c) collect or harvest any data about other users;
(d) provide or use the Site and any Content or service in any commercial manner or in any manner that would involve junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of unauthorized advertising without our prior written consent;
(e) provide any Content that may give rise to our civil or criminal liability or which may constitute or be considered a violation of any local, national or international law, including but not limited to laws relating to copyright, trademark, patent, or trade secrets.
For further conduct requirements for sending and delivering packages, see the paragraphs entitled “Pigeon Conduct” and “Sender Conduct” below.
Submission of Content on this Site
By providing any Content to our web site you agree to all of the following statements listed below:
(a) you agree to grant to us a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive right and license (including any moral rights or other necessary rights) to use, display, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, distribute, perform, promote, archive, translate, and to create derivative works and compilations, in whole or in part. Such license will apply with respect to any form, media, technology known or later developed;
(b) you warrant and represent that you have all legal, moral, and other rights that may be necessary to grant us with the license set forth in these Terms of Service;
(c) you acknowledge and agree that we shall have the right (but not obligation), in our sole discretion, to refuse to publish or to remove or block access to any Content you provide at any time and for any reason, with or without notice.
Third Party Services
Goods and services of third parties may be advertised and/or made available on or through the Site. Representations made regarding products and services provided by third parties are governed by the policies and representations made by these third parties. We shall not be liable for or responsible in any manner for any of your dealings or interaction with third parties.
You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless, our subsidiaries, affiliates, related parties, officers, directors, employees, agents, independent contractors, advertisers, partners, and co- branders from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney’s fees, that may be made by any third party, that is due to or arising out of your conduct or connection with the Site, your provision of Content, your violation of this Terms of Service or any other violation of the rights of another person or party.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND ANY SERVICES OR CONTENT PROVIDED BY THE SITE OR OTHERWISE BY THE COMPANY (THE “SERVICE”) IS MADE AVAILABLE AND PROVIDED TO YOU AT YOUR OWN RISK. IT IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” AND WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES
OF ANY KIND, IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
WE MAKE NO WARRANTY, IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, THAT ANY PART OF THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, VIRUS-FREE, TIMELY, SECURE, ACCURATE, RELIABLE, OF ANY QUALITY, NOR THAT ANY CONTENT IS SAFE IN ANY MANNER FOR DOWNLOAD. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NEITHER US NOR ANY PARTICIPANT IN THE SERVICE PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OF ANY KIND AND THAT USE OF SUCH ADVICE OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK AND WITHOUT OUR LIABILITY OF ANY KIND.
Some jurisdictions may not allow disclaimers of implied warranties and the above disclaimer may not apply to you only as it relates to implied warranties.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INDICENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSS (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF (I) THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, (II) THE COST TO OBTAIN SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND/OR SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY TRANSACTION ENTERED INTO ON THROUGH THE SERVICE, (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR DATA TRANSMISSIONS, (IV) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE, OR (V) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.
In some jurisdictions, it is not permitted to limit liability and therefore such limitations may not apply to you.
Regards to Communication
We do not make any representations or warranties as to the truth or accuracy of any statement made or materials posted on or through our site, forum, bulletin board, chat room, or any other user interactive area of our site. You agree and acknowledge that you assume the risk of any actions you take in reliance upon the information that may be contained in our site, forum, bulletin board, chat room, or any other user interactive area of our site.
We do not endorse or lend any credence for any statements that are made by any participant in our forum, bulletin board, chat room, or any other user interactive area of our site. Any opinions or views expressed by our site, forum, bulletin board, chat room, or any other user interactive area of our site participants are their own. We do not endorse or support or otherwise give any credence or reason for reliance on any such statements or opinions.
You are fully responsible for your own statements and materials that you post in our site, forum, bulletin board, chat room, or any other user interactive area of our site and any consequences, whether or not foreseen, to any party who may rely upon these statements. You agree that you will not take any action directed towards attempting to hold us responsible for any such materials or statements.
As a participant in our site, forum, bulletin board, chat room, or any other user interactive area of our site, you agree that we may remove any materials from our site, forum, bulletin board, chat room, or any other user interactive area of our site for any reason, in our sole discretion, or for no reason at all. This includes material which is disruptive, abusive, offensive, illegal, vulgar, pornographic, or any other material. You hold us harmless from and against any damage you or others may suffer as a result of our removal of any content from our forum, bulletin board, chat room, or any other user interactive area of our site or from the discontinuance of our forum, bulletin board, chat room, or any other user interactive area of our site at any time.
Important Communication Note: When opting to do shares through our sites social accounts we own based on the service you have subscribed to when you placed an order for your campaign may be shared through third party accounts. Moreover, please note since when shares are conducted through a 3rd part service we will not have the ability to access the amount of friends/followers one may have. In addition, our goals of the shares are to increase the productivity of your personal campaign through our crowdfunding platform by generating backlinks for the campaign from different sources. Our shares will increase the outlook of your campaign making it more attractive and active to people that are looking at your campaign.
For any disputes or discrepancies you may have with us, you agree to first contact us and attempt to resolve the dispute with us informally. Any controversies or disputes arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be resolved by binding arbitration in accordance with the then-current Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. The parties shall select a mutually acceptable arbitrator knowledgeable about issues relating to the subject matter of this Agreement. In the event the parties are unable to agree to such a selection, each party will select an arbitrator and the two arbitrators in turn shall select a third arbitrator, all three of whom shall preside jointly over the matter. The arbitrator shall take place at a location that is reasonably centrally located between the parties, or otherwise mutually agreed upon by the parties.
All documents, materials, and information in the possession of each party that are in any way relevant to the dispute shall be made available to the other party for review and copy no later than 30 days after the notice of arbitration is served.
The arbitrator(s) shall not have the authority to modify any provision of this Agreement or to award punitive damages. The arbitrator(s) shall have the power to issue mandatory orders and restraint orders in connection with the arbitration. The decision rendered by the arbitrator(s) shall be final and binding on the parties, and judgment may be entered in conformity with the decision in any court having jurisdiction. The agreement to arbitration shall be specifically enforceable under the prevailing arbitration law. During the continuance of any arbitration proceeding, the parties shall continue to perform their respective obligations under this Agreement.
Reservation of Rights
We reserve all of our rights, including but not limited to any and all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and any other proprietary right that we may have in our web site, its content, and the goods and services that may be provided. The use of our rights and property requires our prior written consent. We are not providing you with any implied or express licenses or rights by making services available to you and you will have no rights to make any commercial uses of our web site or service without our prior written consent.
Notification of Copyright Infringement
If you believe that your property has been used in any way that would be considered copyright infringement or a violation of your intellectual property rights, our copyright agent may be contacted at the following address:
WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE.
We take no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content that you or any other user or third party posts or transmits using our images, products or services. You understand and agree that you may be exposed to User Content that is inaccurate, objectionable, inappropriate for children, or otherwise unsuited to your purpose.
You agree that this Terms of Service and any dispute arising out of your use of the Site or our products or services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Utah law, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. By registering or using the Site you consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of Utah County, Utah.
(a) In the event that this Terms of Service conflicts with any law under which any provision may be held invalid by a court with jurisdiction over the parties, such provision will be interpreted to reflect the original intentions of the parties in accordance with applicable law, and the remainder of this Terms of Service will remain valid and intact;
(b) The failure of either party to assert any right under this Terms of Service shall not be considered a waiver of any that party’s right and that right will remain in full force and effect;
(c) You agree that without regard to any statue or contrary law that any claim or cause arising out of the Site or its services must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause arose or the claim shall be forever barred; and
(d) We may assign our rights and obligations under this Terms of Service and we shall be relieved of any further obligation.
In addition to the other points mentioned in these Terms & Conditions, if you are signed up or acting as a shipper by use of this Site (“Pigeon”), you agree to and acknowledge the following each time you act as a Pigeon:
(a) You are at least 18 years old and are able to enter into these Terms & Conditions;
(b) You are an independent contractor, and as such are responsible for paying your own federal and state income tax and your own Social Security and Medicare tax. You acknowledge that the Social Security and Medicare tax that you are responsible for paying is higher than it would be if you were an employee;
(c) You will use only the vehicle on file with us when acting as a Pigeon;
(d) You own or lease the vehicle that is on file with us and have the authority to use the vehicle for any shipment accepted on the Site;
(e) You have vehicle insurance as required by law and your insurance covers shipments made for hire such as acting as a Pigeon;
(f) You have a valid driver’s license and any other authorization needed for any shipment accepted through the Site;
(g) Your vehicle is safe and in good working order;
(h) Your vehicle meets all safety standards required by local or federal law including any state department of motor vehicle requirements for any shipment accepted through the Site;
(i) You are solely responsible for any liability that is alleged or results from acting as a Pigeon, including, but not limited to, any damage to the shipped item or the vehicle used, or any personal injury or death to the Sender, Pigeon or anyone else;
(j) You will not knowingly transport anything that is restricted by law or otherwise on the Prohibited Items list mentioned below;
(k) You are not required to physically pick up, carry or unload any item. The Sender should arrange for this on both ends of the shipment. If you lift or otherwise move an item, you do so at your and the Sender’s own risk, and we are not responsible for any resulting damage or injury;
(l) You will not misrepresent any information about us, the Site or otherwise to the Sender or anyone else in relation to acting as a Pigeon;
(m) You will follow our current training policies, for example, you will take a picture of the item before transporting it, and you will be courteous and present yourself in a professional manner;
(n) You will neither harass nor discriminate against any Sender, Pigeon, PigeonShip employee or anyone else you come in contact with through use of the Site based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law;
(o) Because of your experience with and relationship to PigeonShip, you will have access to and learn about a substantial amount of our customer information. “Customer Information” includes, but is not limited to, names, phone numbers, addresses, e-mail addresses, route and shipping history, route and shipping preferences, chain of command, pricing information and other information identifying facts and circumstances specific to people and business that use the Site to ship items.
You understand and acknowledge that loss of this customer relationship or goodwill will cause us significant and irreparable harm. You agree that for six months following the use of this Site by you, or the Sender in question, you will not directly or indirectly solicit, contact, attempt to contact or meet with our current, former or prospective customers for purposes of offering or accepting shipping services similar to or competitive with those we offer on the Site. This restriction shall only apply to customers or prospective customers who you contact in any way using the Site; or customers about whom you received trade secret or confidential information by using the Site, for example, shipping patterns or preferences.
In addition to the other points mentioned in these Terms & Conditions, if you use this Site in any way to send or receive items (“Sender”), you agree to and acknowledge the following each time you act as a Sender:
(a) You are at least 18 years old and are able to enter into these Terms & Conditions;
(b) You are solely responsible for any liability that is alleged or results from acting as a Sender, including, but not limited to, any damage to the Pigeon’s vehicle, or any personal injury or death to you, the Pigeon or anyone else from the result of (i) not properly packaging or describing a package, (ii) any breach of these Terms and Conditions, (iii) sending a Restricted Item as listed below;
(c) You will not knowingly ship anything that is restricted by law or otherwise on the Prohibited Items list mentioned below;
(d) You will arrange for someone to place the item in the Pigeon’s vehicle and take the item out of the Pigeon’s vehicle. If the Pigeon physically picks up or carries an item, it does so at your and its own risk, and we are not responsible for any resulting damage or injury;
(e) You will not misrepresent any information about PigeonShip, the Site or otherwise to the Pigeon or anyone else in relation to acting as a Sender;
(f) You will follow any current training policies, for example, you will have the Pigeon take a picture of the item before transporting it, and you acknowledge that this picture may be made public;
(g) You will neither harass nor discriminate against any other Sender, Pigeon, PigeonShip employee or anyone else you come in contact with through use of the Site based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law;
(h) We have expended and continue to expend significant time and expense in recruiting and training our Pigeons and employees, and you acknowledge that the loss of a Pigeon or employee would cause us significant and irreparable harm. Other than by normal course use of this Site, you agree not to directly or indirectly solicit, hire, recruit or attempt to hire or recruit any of our Pigeons or employees that have provided a service to you through the Site or with whom you have otherwise been introduced through the Site or our marketing efforts. This restriction will continue until six months after the use by you or any such Pigeon or employee of the Site.
You will not knowingly use the Site to transport any of the following items:
(a) Weapons or firearms of any kind, or any parts or ammunition of such items;
(b) Explosives of any kind including fireworks or anything that resembles an explosive;
(c) Gasoline or hazardous materials or waste as defined by state or federal law without proper license;
(d) Money or negotiable instruments;
(e) Loose diamonds or other precious stones or gold or other precious metal bullion;
(e) Prescription or illegal drugs or other illegal items;
(f) Cigarettes or other tobacco products;
(g) Wine, beer or other alcohol products;
(h) People or human remains; and
This Agreement was last modified on January 16, 2016