Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions
Elite Time Solutions Terms of Service version 1.00 (2015-07-01)
All customers agree to the following terms and conditions. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. BY INDICATING YOUR ACCEPTANCE, YOU ARE AGREEING THAT YOU OR YOUR COMPANY OR OTHER ENTITY YOU REPRESENT WILL BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS, YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO USE THE SERVICES.
Customer Service Agreement
This Customer Service Agreement (this "Agreement") is by and between Aaron Brown & Associates, Inc., a Florida corporation ("Elite Time Solutions") and you or the company or other entity you represent acknowledging this Agreement ("Customer").
- Provision of Service.
(a) Elite Time Solutions will provide Customer access to Elite Time Solutions's Internet-based service (the "Service") which will permit the processing, retrieval, and transmission of transaction data submitted by Customer (the "Customer Data") pursuant to the terms of this Agreement. Elite Time Solutions reserves the right at any time and in its sole discretion to change Service features and functionality, as well as the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Such modification of the Service and amended terms and conditions of this Agreement will be effective immediately and incorporated into this Agreement. Your continued use of the Service thereafter will be deemed acceptance of such changes.
(b) Customer is responsible for its own compliance with this Agreement, including without limitation the compliance of its employees, officers, agents, and any third party Customer invites to participate in the Service.
- Fees, Payments & Refunds.
(a) Customer's use of the Service will result in fees as set forth on Elite Time Solutions. The Service fees and charges may be changed by Elite Time Solutions from time to time by sending Customer notification, in electronic, paper or any other form, or by posting an updated fee schedule on Elite Time Solutions’ website (www.elitetimesolutions.com) thirty (30) days prior to changes. Customer agrees that Elite Time Solutions will charge said fees and charges each month directly to Customer's credit card. Customer will be notified of any credit card billing failure via electronic mail, invoice, or any other means available to Elite Time Solutions, and agrees to pay on all amounts due within thirty (30) days of receipt of such notice that have not been disputed specifically in writing. Customer will be liable for attorneys' and collection fees arising from Elite Time Solutions's efforts to collect unpaid balances.
(b) The Service is billed in arrears on a monthly basis and is non-refundable. There will be no refunds or credits for partial months of service, upgrade/downgrade refunds, or refunds for months unused with an open account. In order to treat everyone equally, no exceptions will be made.
(c) All fees are exclusive of all taxes, levies, or duties imposed by taxing authorities, and Customer shall be responsible for payment of all such taxes, levies, or duties, excluding only United States (federal or state) taxes.
(d) You must provide current, complete and accurate payment information. You must promptly update all payment information to keep Customer's account current, complete and accurate (such as a change in billing address, card number or expiration date), and you must promptly notify Elite Time Solutions if your Payment Method is canceled (including if you lose your card or it is stolen), or if you become aware of a potential breach of security (such as an unauthorized disclosure or use of your name or password). Changes to such information can be made by notifying Elite Time Solutions in writing. If you fail to provide Elite Time Solutions any of the foregoing information, you agree that you are responsible for fees accrued on your account. In addition, you authorize us to obtain updated or replacement expiration dates and card numbers for you credit or debit card(s) as may be provided by your card issuer or other means.
- Limitations on Use of Service and Service Software.
(a) As used herein, "Software" refers to any software incorporated into the Service. Customer will not, and will not permit, assist, or allow others to, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, re-engineer, or otherwise discover, recreate, or attempt to discover or recreate the Software or its source code. Customer will not modify or attempt to modify the Software or sublicense or charge others to use or access the Software or the Service. Customer will not use the Software or the Service in any way not expressly authorized by this Agreement. Customer shall have no right, title or interest in and to the Software which rights of ownership will always be held by Elite Time Solutions.
(b) Customer acknowledges that the Services is not intended for permanent storage and agrees not to use the Service for archiving or back-up purposes. Customer will not store "mission critical" data on the Service, including without limitation data pertaining to power generation, military or national security, or any function to sustain or rescue the health or well-being of any person.
(c) Customer may not use the Service (i) in violation of this Agreement; (ii) to infringe on, violate, dilute or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party or any rights of publicity or privacy; (iii) to violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation; (iv) to store or post defamatory, inflammatory, trade libelous, threatening, or harassing data; (v) to store or post obscene, pornographic or indecent content or data; or (vi) to introduce or propagate any unauthorized data, malware, viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, worms, other malicious or harmful code. Customer may not use the Service in any application that may involve risks of death, personal injury, property damage or environmental damage. Customer may not interfere with or attempt to interfere with or disrupt the integrity, security, functionality or proper working of the Service. Customer may access the Service only through the interfaces and protocols provided or authorized by Elite Time Solutions. Customer may not compile or use the Elite Time Solutions provided materials or any other information obtained through the Service or the Elite Time Solutions website for the purpose of unsolicited direct marketing, spamming, unsolicited contacting of customers, or other impermissible advertising, marketing or other activities, including, without limitation, any activities that violate anti-spamming laws and regulations.
- Security, Privacy, and Access.
(a) Each party will promptly notify the other of any unauthorized access to or use of Customer Data or passwords. The parties will use reasonable efforts to take remedial measures to address any such unauthorized access.
(1) Pursuant to the terms of Section 5 below, Elite Time Solutions will not be liable for any damages (direct, incidental or consequential of any kind) incurred by Customer arising out of or related to use of the Service, including without limitation in connection with any unauthorized access to or disclosure of Customer Data, resulting from the actions of Customer, any third party, or from the failure of electronic or other security measures.
(2) Customer acknowledges and agrees that notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section 4(a), Elite Time Solutions may transfer Customer Data to any successor in interest of Elite Time Solutions under this Agreement.
(b) Elite Time Solutions has no obligation to monitor the Service. Elite Time Solutions has the right to monitor the Service and to disclose any information arising out of it, including without limitation Customer Data, as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation, or demand of government or of internal auditors or to protect Elite Time Solutions or its customers. Elite Time Solutions may remove or refuse to post any materials that it finds, at its sole discretion, to be offensive, undesirable, in violation of this Agreement, or otherwise unacceptable. However, Elite Time Solutions has no obligation to remove any such materials.
(c) Customer will not use the Service to transmit or store any data that may be considered obscene or pornographic, that contains defamatory material, or that violates federal, state, or local law.
(d) Customer will not disclose any account passwords to any third party not authorized to use the Service.
- General Representations and Warranties.
(a) Each party hereto represents and warrants that (i) it has the full right, power and authority (including corporate right, power and authority, as applicable) to enter into this Agreement, (ii) the acceptance of this Agreement and the performance of its obligations and duties hereunder do not and will not violate any agreement to which it is a party or by which it is bound, and (iii) when accepted this Agreement will constitute the legal, valid and binding obligation of such party, in accordance with its terms.
(b) In connection with the subject matter of this Agreement, Customer agrees to comply with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations.
(c) Customer represents, warrants and covenants: (i) that Customer is solely responsible for its Customer Data, including without limitation, the security of such Customer Data; (ii) that Customer has the necessary rights and licenses, consents, permissions, waivers and releases to use its Customer Data.
(d) Customer represents and warrants that: (i) the information Customer provides in connection with registering for the Service is accurate, complete and in compliance with the requirements hereunder; (ii) if Customer is registering for the Service as an individual, that Customer is at least eighteen (18) years of age and has the legal capacity to enter into this Agreement; and (iii) if registering for the Service as an entity or organization, (1) such entity or organization is duly authorized to do business in the country or countries where it operates, (2) the individual accepting this Agreement and completing the registration for the Service on behalf of the Customer meets the requirements of clause (d)(ii) above and is an authorized representative of such entity or organization , and (3) the employees, officers, representatives and other agents of such entity or organization accessing the Service are duly authorized to access the Service and to legally bind such entity or organization to this Agreement.
- No Warranty; Limitation of Liability.
(a) Elite Time Solutions MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, RELATED TO THE SERVICE AND PERFORMANCE THEREOF, AND WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE AND Elite Time Solutions's PERFORMANCE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Elite Time Solutions DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR DOWNTIME OR BE ERROR FREE.
(b) With respect to Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) compliance issues, due to the evolving nature of federal regulations, Elite Time Solutions cannot make, and DOES NOT MAKE, any warranty, express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, that the Service will be DCAA compliant and Customer is encouraged to seek advice and proper counsel from persons specializing in DCAA audit and compliance matters to insure Customer compliance with DCAA requirements.
(c) Furthermore, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION Elite Time Solutions's NEGLIGENCE, WILL Elite Time Solutions BE LIABLE TO CUSTOMER OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS, OR OTHER INDIRECT, SPECIAL, COVER, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT OR TO THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE.
(d) IN NO EVENT WILL Elite Time Solutions's TOTAL LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES, CAUSES OF ACTION, AND RELATED ATTORNEY FEES, WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR EQUITY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION NEGLIGENCE, EITHER JOINTLY OR SEVERALLY, EXCEED THE AGGREGATE DOLLAR AMOUNT PAID BY CUSTOMER TO Elite Time Solutions IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS PRIOR TO THE CLAIMED INJURY OR DAMAGE.
(e) Elite Time Solutions is not liable for the accuracy, truthfulness, or validity of any data entered by Customer or provided through the Service. Elite Time Solutions is not liable for the loss of any Customer Data.
(f) Customer's sole and exclusive remedy, if it is dissatisfied with the Service or with any terms, conditions, rules, policies, guidelines, or practices of Elite Time Solutions is to discontinue using the Service.
Customer will indemnify and hold harmless Elite Time Solutions and its affiliates, employees, officers, directors, agents, licensors, successors and assigns from all damages and liability, including without limitation reasonable attorneys' fees, incurred as a result of:
(a) Customer's violation of its obligations under this Agreement,
(b) the negligent or willful acts of Customer, or
(c) the violation by Customer of Elite Time Solutions's or any third party's rights, including without limitation privacy rights, other property rights, trade secret, proprietary information, trademark, copyright, or patent rights, and claims for libel, slander, or unfair trade practices in connection with the use or operation of the Service. Customer's obligation to indemnify will survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement by either party for any reason.
- Termination and Cessation of Service.
(a) Either party may terminate this agreement at any time. The following obligations will survive the termination of the Agreement for any reason: (i) indemnification obligations set forth in Section 7 above; (ii) obligations to make payments of amounts that become due under this Agreement before termination; and (iii) any other provision hereof where the context of such provision indicates an intent that it will survive the term or termination of this Agreement.
(b) Elite Time Solutions may deny or may temporarily suspend Customer access to all or part of the Service without notice if Elite Time Solutions believes, in its sole discretion, that Customer may have violated any of the terms of this Agreement.
(c) Upon termination of this Agreement, Elite Time Solutions will store and retain Customer Data for any period that may be necessary under the terms of this Agreement and may, in its discretion, store and retain such data for any longer period as may be allowed by applicable law. While such data is stored post-termination of this Agreement, Elite Time Solutions will not willingly disclose the data to any third-party unless authorized by Customer, or as may be permitted by this Agreement.
- Interruption of Service.
(a) Elite Time Solutions WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO INTERRUPTION OF, OR DEFECTS IN TRANSMISSION OF, THE SERVICE, including without limitation interruptions or defects due to inability to access the Internet or any part thereof, equipment modifications, upgrades, relocations, or repairs. No reduction of payments will be made in the case of temporary interruption of or defects in transmission of the Service.
(b) Elite Time Solutions will not be liable for interruption of or delays in transmission of the Service caused by acts of God, fire, water, riots, acts of Government, acts or omissions of Internet backbone providers, or any other causes beyond Elite Time Solutions's control.
(a) This Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between Elite Time Solutions and Customer regarding the subject matter hereof and expressly supersedes any prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements between the parties regarding the subject matter hereof, including without limitation any offer, purchase order, or other similar instrument in writing. This Agreement may not be amended, altered, or changed except by a written agreement signed by the duly authorized representatives of both parties.
(b) In the event that any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable, such provision will be construed as nearly as possible to reflect it original intent and the remainder of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect.
(c) Customer's rights in this Agreement are personal and are not assignable. Elite Time Solutions may assign its rights and obligations under this Agreement to third parties.
(d) Elite Time Solutions is controlled, operated and administered by Elite Time Solutions primarily from its offices within the USA. Elite Time Solutions makes no representation that materials at Elite Time Solutions are appropriate or available for use at other locations outside of USA and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Customer may not use Elite Time Solutions or export the Materials in violation of USA export laws and regulations. If Customer accesses Elite Time Solutions from locations outside of USA, Customer is responsible for compliance with all local laws.
(e) These Terms and Conditions of use shall be governed by the laws of the state of Florida, USA, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions.
(f) If for any reason an arbitration panel or a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of the Agreement or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effectuate the intent of the Agreement, and the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.
(g) The parties agree that any claim, controversy, or dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement will be settled by binding arbitration in Martin County, Florida, USA, before a panel of three arbitrators, with Elite Time Solutions selecting one arbitrator, the Customer selecting one arbitrator, and the two chosen arbitrators each agreeing to select a third arbitrator. The terms and conditions of the arbitration shall be as agreed to by the parties and arbitrators, and if they cannot so agree, then the rules of the American Arbitration Association then existing shall apply; however, the cost of the arbitrator's fees shall be equally borne by the parties. Any decision rendered by the arbitration panel can be entered by any party as a judgment on the arbitration award in the state and federal courts of Martin County, Florida and Customer agrees to submit to the subject matter and personal jurisdiction of such courts. The arbitration panel and the court entering any judgment on an arbitration award may award the prevailing party its reasonable attorney's and expert witness fees. The decision of the arbitrators will be binding; provided, however, that Elite Time Solutions may bring an action in a court of competent jurisdiction for injunctive or other equitable or extraordinary relief as may be necessary to enforce the terms of this Agreement before arbitration may occur.
(h) The remedies provided in this Agreement and at law or in equity are cumulative and not exclusive. The failure by either party to exercise any right or remedy under this Agreement or otherwise available at law or in equity will not be deemed a waiver of any subsequent right or remedy.
(i) No person or entity who is not a party to this Agreement will derive any rights whatsoever hereunder as a third party beneficiary of this Agreement.
(j) As an added benefit of the services provided by Customer, Elite Time Solutions will provide Customer with a monthly e-newsletter at no charge. Customer may elect not to receive such e-newsletter.
(k) Customer acknowledges that Elite Time Solutions is not a payroll system and Customer agrees to take full responsibility to validate the accuracy of data produced by the Service when used by Customer for its own payroll or billing purposes. Customer accepts sole responsibility for ensuring compliance with State and Federal labor laws and reporting and holds Elite Time Solutions harmless and indemnifies Elite Time Solutions from any and all payroll, tax and labor compliance liabilities. Certain features of the Service, including multiplying hours tracked by a monetary figure supplied by Customer, are provided for convenience and Customer's reference only and do not and will not reflect the actual calculation of any payment payable by Customer to any person or entity and can never be relied on as such and are not warranted or guaranteed by Elite Time Solutions to be a payroll calculation or any other payment calculation.
The parties acknowledge that they have read the terms and conditions of this Agreement and hereby agree to be bound thereby. This Agreement will become effective upon Customer's acceptance by electronic acknowledgment on Elite Time Solutions sign-up form.