Terms & Policies

 

SPEC APP PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated February 16, 2019

Introduction

Spec (referred to as “we,” “us,” “our” or the “Company”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. This privacy notice (“Privacy Policy”) describes the types of information we may collect or that you may provide when you purchase, download, install, register with, access, or use the Spec App (the “App”), as well as our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect in the App and in email, text, and other electronic communications sent through or in connection with the App. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information that: (i) we collect offline or through any other means, including any other apps or websites that we may own or operate, including any third party websites you may access through the App; or (ii) you provide to or is collected by any third party (see “Third-Party Information Collection” section below). Other websites and apps are subject to their own privacy policies, which you should read before providing information on or through them.

Please read this ENTIRE Privacy Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, do not download, register with, ACCESS, or use the App. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time (see “Changes to This Privacy Policy” SECTION BELOW). ANY updates TO THIS POLICY WILL BE POSTED HERE.

Privacy Permissions Requested by the App

In order to provide certain services that you request from us through the App, we may require your permission to collect sensitive information from you, such as access to photos or the microphone on your phone, or access to your phone's geolocation functionality.

Photos and Camera

If you give us permission to access your photos or camera, we will only access them when you specifically choose to share your photos with us and their associated metadata, such as their file types and sizes. We will never scan or import your photo library or camera roll without authorization.  This functionality is used for accessing camera or capturing images from the device.  Users can grant us permission to capture or import the user’s photos in order to make them available to be viewed by other users within the App.

Phone

If you give us permission to access your phone, we will only access it for telephony features. For example, we may obtain read only access to your phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any phone accounts registered on the device. This, more specifically, allows the App to play audio and be muted when a phone call is incoming.

Microphone

Microphone permissions are required to play audio through the App. You can always refer to the settings on your device (or your manufacturer’s device manual for more details) to disable the microphone permission if you prefer not to make use of these features. The App will still otherwise work without having microphone permission for recording.

Geolocation

We may use GPS or similar technology available on your device to collect real-time information about the location of your mobile device, which may include your real-time location.  This may include: its precise past or present location using methods that include GPS, wireless networks, cell towers, Wi-Fi access points, and other sensors. We may collect and store information about your location by converting your IP address into a rough geo-location or by accessing your mobile device’s GPS coordinates or coarse location if you enable location services on your device.  We will not share your precise, real-time location with other users or our business partners, unless you have given us consent to do so.

Push Notifications

When you use the App, you may grant us permission to send you push notifications through our mobile applications. You may at any time opt-out from receiving these types of communications by changing the settings on your mobile device. We may also collect location-based information if you use our mobile applications.

If, at any time you wish to access, modify, grant, or remove permissions, you may do so using the App and you should also check your device settings to enable or disable any features related to those permissions.  The above permission requests are limited to the critical information necessary to implement the App.  Other than as described above, and with your express permission and consent to such use(s), we do not seek any other access to any phonebook, contact data, microphone, or camera on your mobile device.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to update, change, modify, add or remove portions of this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, we will post the new Privacy Policy on this page with a notice that the Privacy Policy has been updated and notify you by email to the email address specified in your account or an in-App alert the first time you use the App after we make the change. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date, active, and deliverable email address for you. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be in effect as of the “Last Modified” date referenced at the beginning of this document.  You are expected to, and you acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to, carefully review this Privacy Policy prior to using the App and from time to time so you are aware of any changes.

Children Under the Age of 18

The App is not intended for access or use by children under 18 years of age, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. If you are under 18, do not use or provide any information on the App or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, telephone number, email address or any screen name or user name you may use.  If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information within a reasonable timeframe. If you believe we might have received any information from or about a child under 18, please contact us at info@specapp.com.

Information We Collect and How We Collect It

We collect information from and about users of our App when they directly provide us with their information and automatically when they use the App.

  • Information You Provide to Us

  • When you download, register with, or use the App, we may ask you to provide information by which you may be personally identified, such as name (first and last), email address, username, password, and/or any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline so that you may use the App and we may properly support your use of the App (“personal information”). We may also collect information that is about you but individually does not identify you, including, but not limited to:

  • Information that you provide by filling in and submitting forms in the App. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use the App, subscribing to our service, posting material, and requesting other services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with the App.

  • Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses and phone numbers) with us, if any.

  • Details of transactions you carry out through the App.

  • When enabled by you, push notifications are used to send App messages to your device even when the App is not running.

Automatic Information Collection and Tracking

When you download, access, and use the App, it may use technology to automatically collect:

Usage Details. When you access and use the App, we may automatically collect certain details of your access to and use of the App, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on or through the App.

Mobile Device Information. We collect information from and about the devices you use. For example, we may collect: information about your hardware and software, such as the hardware model, operating system version, unique application identifiers, unique device identifiers, browser type, language, and time zone; information from device sensors, such as microphones; and information about your wireless and mobile network connections, such as mobile phone number, service provider, and signal strength.

Camera and Photos. Many of our services require us to collect images and other information from your device’s camera and photos. For example, you won’t be able to upload photos from your camera roll unless you have granted us permission to access your camera or photos.

Location Information. When you use the App, we collect real-time information about the location of your mobile device.  After we receive your permission to access such information, we may be able to view: your precise location using methods that include GPS, wireless networks, cell towers, Wi-Fi access points, and other sensors.

Log Information. We also collect log information when you use our App. That information includes, among other things: details about how you’ve used our services, device information, such as your web browser type and language, access times, pages viewed, IP address, identifiers associated with cookies or other technologies that may uniquely identify your device or browser, and pages you visited before or after navigating to our App.

If you do not want us to collect this information, do not download the App or delete it from your mobile device. For more information, see the “Your Choices About Our Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Your Information” section of this Policy.  Please note, however, that opting out of the App’s collection of location information will cause its location-based features to be disabled.

Information Collection and Tracking Technologies

At this time, the App does not use third party or first party advertising or related analytics.  If this changes, we will post an update here describing any changes and seek your consent to them before collecting any such data. 

Third-Party Information Collection

When you access or use the App or its content, certain third parties may use automatic information collection technologies to collect information about you or your mobile device. These third parties may include: your mobile device manufacturer, your mobile service provider, or your mobile network carrier.

These third parties may use tracking technologies to collect information about you when you access or use the App. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites, apps, and other online services.

We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about any technologies in use, you should contact the responsible provider directly. For information about how you can opt out of third party use by many providers, see the “Your Choices About Our Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Your Information” section of this Policy.

How We Use Your Information

We use information that we automatically collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information, to:

  • Administer, operate, protect the integrity and security of, and maintain the App and its contents, and any other information, products or services that you request from us.

  • Fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.

  • To help personalize your experience.

  • Give you notices about your account, including expiration and renewal notices.

  • Carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.

  • Respond to inquiries and requests from you and to provide you with information and access to resources that you have requested.

  • Analyze and aggregate statistics about your use of the App for trend monitoring purposes.

  • Send you important technical alerts, updates, security notifications, and administrative communications.

  • The usage information we collect helps us to improve our App and to deliver a better and more personalized experience by enabling us to:

  • Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.

  • Store information about your preferences.

  • Recognize you when you use the App.

We use location information we collect as part of your consent agreement.

We may also use your information to contact you about our own and third parties’ goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to use your information in this way, please unsubscribe from the email list using the link provided on any email we send you. For more information, see the “Your Choices About Our Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Your Information” section of this Policy.

Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual or mobile device, without restriction. In addition, we may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide:

  • To our subsidiaries and affiliates.

  • To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business.

  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of the Company’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by the Company about our App users is among the assets transferred.

  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.

  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.

  • With your consent.

  • To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.

  • To enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.

  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Company, our customers or others.

Your Choices About Our Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Your Information

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. This section describes mechanisms we provide for you to control certain uses and disclosures of your information.

  • Tracking Technologies. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you disable or refuse cookies, some parts of the App may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

  • Location Information. You can choose whether or not to allow the App to collect and use real-time information about your mobile device’s location through the device’s privacy settings or the App’s settings. If you block the use of location information, some parts of the App may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

  • Device Opt-out Options.  Your device may provide options to opt-out of receiving advertisements or to limit ad tracking.  Please refer to your device’s settings to determine the opt-out options available for your device.

  • Uninstallation.  You may opt-out of all information collection by uninstalling the App using the standard uninstall processes made available through your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network where you downloaded the App.

Data Retention

We will retain your personal information for as long as you use the App and only as needed to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and to comply with our business requirements and legal obligations, resolve disputes that may arise, protect our assets, provide our services, and enforce our agreements. When we no longer have a lawful purpose to retain your personal information, or upon your specific request, we will securely destroy your personal information in accordance with our security practices and applicable law.

 

Data Security

We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure through the use of administrative, physical, and technical safeguards. For example, your personal information is password-protected and restricted within our organization to employees and trusted partners that need access to your personal information in order to correspond with you and provide the products and/or services that you requested from us. The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to the App, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. Do not share your password with anyone.

Please be aware that, although we endeavor to provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches. The transmission of information via the internet and mobile platforms is not completely secure.  Therefore, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted through the App. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures we provide.

Linked Apps and Third Party Websites

This Privacy Policy is applicable only to the App and does not apply to any third-party apps or websites.  The App may contain links to, and media and other content from, other apps and websites.  In addition, such third-party media and content may also contain external links.  Because of the dynamic media capabilities of the App, it may not be clear to you which links are embedded in the App and which are embedded in third-party media and/or content.  The Company cannot and does not guarantee the privacy policies and practices of any third party.  The Company does not control, operate, or endorse any information, products, or services of any third-party apps or websites that may be reached through links from the App.  The Company is providing these links only as a convenience to you.

The use of any personal information provided by you to, or automatically collected from, a third party will be governed by that party's privacy policies.  If you are unsure whether an app or website is controlled, affiliated, or managed by the Company, you should review the privacy policies at each linked app or website to determine how that site treats your personal information.

Accessing and Correcting Your Personal Information

You can change your password by logging into the App and visiting your account profile page. If you need to delete your account or if you have any questions about, or need to change, any other personal information that may be retained by the Company, you may also contact us at info@specapp.com. The Company will use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that personal information we may be using or disclosing is accurate and complete.  We will use commercially reasonable efforts to respond to any such request and update your personal information, if necessary. We cannot delete your personal information except by also deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.

Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users of our App that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at info@specapp.com.  Please note, however, that we do not share personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes.

Governing Law; Located in the USA

This Privacy Policy and any disputes related thereto shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Tennessee exclusive of its choice of law rules. 

Our App and all services provided in connection with the App are located in the United States and are controlled, operated and administered by Spec from its offices within the United States of America. Please be aware that your information will be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located, and our central database is operated.

Contact information

To ask questions or comment about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices regarding the App, contact us at info@specapp.com.

SPEC APP TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Last Updated February 19,  2019

Introduction

Welcome to Spec, a B2B content library and e-learning platform for craft cocktail recipes and high-end bar knowledge. These terms and conditions, which are entered into by and between you and Spec (also referred to herein as “we,” “us,” “our” or the “Company”), together with any documents they expressly incorporated by reference (collectively, the “Terms of Use”), govern your access to and use of the Spec mobile application, including any pages, content, functionality, and services delivered through it (collectively, the “App”). 

Your Acceptance of These Terms of Use

 

Please read these BINDING Terms of Use, ALONG WITH OUR and our Privacy Policy, carefully before downloading, installing, registering with, or using the App AND PERIODICALLY THEREAFTER TO VIEW ANY CHANGES. THESE DOCUMENTS CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS AS WELL AS CERTAIN CONDITIONS, LIMITATIONS, AND EXCLUSIONS THAT APPLY TO YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE APP.  NOTE THAT THIS IS A LEGAL CONTRACT IS SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION.

WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT OR SUBMIT A FORM THROUGH THE APP THAT REFERENCES THIS AGREEMENT, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ACCEPT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE INCLUDING ANY TERMS OR POLICIES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE HEREIN (SUCH AS OUR PRIVACY POLICY). IF YOU ARE ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF A COMPANY OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BIND SUCH ENTITY TO THESE TERMS OF USE (IN WHICH CASE THE DEFINED TERMS "YOU" AND "YOUR" SHALL ALSO REFER TO SUCH ENTITY). IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SUCH AUTHORITY, OR IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS OF USE, YOU CANNOT ACCEPT THIS AGREEMENT AND ARE PROHIBITED FROM USING THE SERVICES.

Eligibility

The App is offered and available only for the personal use of individuals who are 18 years of age or older and who agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. By accessing or using the App, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract with the Company and meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use the App.

Geographic Restrictions

The Company is based in the State of Tennessee in the United States of America.  The Company makes no representations that the App and its Content are appropriate for use in all locations or may be downloaded outside of the United States.  Use of or access to the App may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries.  By accessing or using the App, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws and regulations of the jurisdiction from which you access or use the App.

By using or accessing the App, you consent to the transmission of your personal information, including your user id, password, and any other personal or non-personal information we may collect from you, to the United States, and you acknowledge and accept all liability and responsibility arising from the transmission of such information to the United States.

Accounts and Account Security

By establishing an account to use the App, you represent and warrant that you have the right and are authorized to provide the information required to register for the account.  It is a condition of your use of the App that all the information you provide when establishing an account is correct, current and complete.  You agree that all information you provide to the App when establishing an account or otherwise is governed by our Privacy Policy, and you consent to all actions we take with respect to your information consistent with our Privacy Policy. You may change your password in the account settings in the App. 

 

You are responsible for all activities occurring under your account and for keeping your password and account information confidential. Therefore, you should not disclose the user name, password, or any other confidential information associated with the App or your account to any other person or entity. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your user name or password or any other breach of security. If you suspect a breach of security, that someone is accessing or using your account without your permission, or if you need to change your account information, please notify the Company immediately by contacting info@specapp.com.  The Company reserves the right to terminate or suspend your account at any time for any reason without notice or explanation, including violation of these Terms of Use. 

 

Personal Information

Please refer to our Privacy Policy https://www.specapp.com/terms-policies for information on how we collect, use and disclose information from our App users.

 

Content and Intellectual Property

The Company, its licensors, or other third parties own all content, including text, graphics, images, videos, trademarks or service marks, written materials, and any other information appearing in or otherwise a part of the App ("Content"). These Terms of Use permit you to use the App exclusively for your personal and other non-commercial use. The App and all Content contained therein is protected by contract law and various intellectual property laws, including domestic and international copyright, trademark, and other applicable laws, regulations, and international treaties.  You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store or transmit any of the Content unless expressly permitted by the Company in writing, except that your mobile device may temporarily store copies of such Content incidental to your accessing and viewing it, and you may store files that are automatically cached by your browser or mobile device for display enhancement purposes. Subject to the restrictions set forth in these Terms of Use, and except for Content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution by the Company (e.g. by providing a print button or download button in connection with particular Content), you may print or download Content only for your personal and other non-commercial use, and not for further reproduction, publication or distribution, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. If we provide social media features with certain Content, you may use any actions that are enabled by such features. Any unauthorized use of any Content appearing on or otherwise a part of the App may subject you to civil and criminal penalties.

These Terms of Use do not grant you any right, title, interest, license (express or implied) to any patent, trademark, service mark, copyright, trade secret or other intellectual property right of the Company or the respective intellectual property owners.  Modification of any Content in the App is explicitly prohibited.  You are also prohibited from utilizing the App in any way that would damage its Content or visibility for other App users.  As between the Company and you, the Company has and retains exclusive and valid ownership of the App, the names and marks thereof, and all intellectual property, proprietary rights and documentation therein, and you acknowledge that the foregoing constitute valuable assets and may constitute trade secrets of the Company.  The Company, and its associated logos, and all page headers, custom graphics, and other icons are service marks, trademarks, registered service marks, or registered trademarks of the Company.  All other product names and company logos mentioned in the App or in the Content contained therein are trademarks of their respective owners.  In addition to complying with all applicable laws and regulations, you agree that you will not use any such trademarks, service marks, trade dress, or other logos from the App without the prior written authorization of the Company or the respective owners of such Content or intellectual property.  You agree that you will not remove, alter, or obscure any copyright, legal, or proprietary notices in or on any portions of the App or the Content contained therein.

If you print, copy, modify, download or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to any part of the App in breach of these Terms of Use, your right to use the App will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the Content you have made. Any use of the App not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark and other laws.  All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to the Company and its licensors.

 

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

The Company accommodates and does not interfere with standard technical measures used by copyright owners to protect their materials.  Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Section 512 as amended by Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the "Act"), upon receipt of a notice which complies with the DMCA, the Company reserves the right to terminate your use of the App or remove any Content contained therein if we determine in our sole and absolute discretion that you are involved in infringing activity, regardless of whether such alleged infringement is a first-time or repeat occurrence and/or whether the material or activity is ultimately determined to be infringing. If you believe that any User Contributions violate your copyright, please send a notice of copyright infringement to info@specapp.com.

Please note that this Section is intended to inform you and copyright owners of procedures under the DMCA and to comply with Company's rights and obligations under the DMCA. This Section does not constitute legal advice, and it may be advisable to contact an attorney concerning your rights and obligations under the DMCA and any other applicable laws. For an overview of the DMCA's notice and takedown procedures for allegedly infringing material, please see http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf.

Informational Content

The Company makes a conscientious effort to display and describe the features available in the App accurately and completely. However, your interaction with the App depends upon a number of factors, including your mobile device and internet connection. The Company may change, update or remove features at its discretion. Therefore, the Company cannot guarantee the availability or accuracy of any or all features in the App. You agree that technical information, opinions, recommendations and other information made available to you in the App are for your convenience only.

The Company uses reasonable efforts to update the information in the App.  However, the Content of the App is subject to change without notice.  We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other user of the App, or by anyone who may be informed by any of its contents.

Please contact us at info@specapp.com if you have questions about the information presented in the App.

Prohibited Uses

You agree to use the App only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use.  Specifically, you agree:

  • not to use the App in any way that violates federal, state, local or international law or regulation, or generally accepted practices or guidelines in relevant jurisdictions (including any laws or regulations regarding the export of data or software to and from the United States or other relevant countries);

  • that you will not use the App to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications;

  • that you will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, disrupt or circumvent any of the security features of any part of the App (or the servers, networks, and databases which are connected to the App);

  • not to introduce any spyware, viruses, Trojan horses, worms, keystroke loggers, rootkits, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful to the App (or the servers, networks, and databases which are connected to the App);

  • that you will not edit or otherwise modify any content in the App other than your own User Contributions;

  • that you will not engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the App (or the servers, networks, and databases which are connected to the App);

  • that you will not impersonate or attempt to impersonate the Company, a Company employee, another user or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using email addresses associated with any of the foregoing);

  • that you will not reproduce, redistribute, republish, duplicate, copy, display, sell, rent, sub-license, trade or resell any content or other aspect of the App for any commercial purpose (except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution); and

  • that you are solely responsible for (and that the Company has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any breach of your obligations under these Terms of Use and for the consequences (including any loss or damage which you may suffer) of any such breach.

User Contributions

The App may contain messaging functions, personal profiles, surveys and other interactive features (collectively, “Interactive Services”) that allow users to post, submit, publish, display or transmit to other users or other persons (hereinafter, “post”) content or materials (collectively, “User Contributions”) on or through the App. All User Contributions must comply with these Terms of Use.

Any User Contribution you post through the App will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing any User Contribution in the App, you grant us and our affiliates and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors and assigns the right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, distribute and otherwise disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose.  You also grant us the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

You represent and warrant that: (i) you own or control all rights in and to the User Contributions and have the right to grant the license granted above to us and our affiliates and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors and assigns; and (ii) all of your User Contributions do and will comply with these Terms of Use.

You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Contributions you submit or contribute, and you, not the Company, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy and appropriateness.  We are not responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any User Contributions posted by you or any other user of the App.

            Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination

We have the right to:

  • remove or refuse to post any User Contributions for any or no reason in our sole discretion.

  • take any action with respect to any User Contribution that we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion, including if we believe that such User Contribution violates these Terms of Use, including our Content Standards, infringes any intellectual property right or other right of any person or entity, threatens the personal safety of users of the App or the public or could create liability for the Company.

  • disclose your identity or other information about you to any third party who claims that material posted by you violates their rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy.

  • take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the App.

  • terminate or suspend your access to the App for any violation of these Terms of Use.

Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials through the App. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSEES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY ANY OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER SUCH PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.

We do not, however, undertake to review all material before it is posted through the App, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.

            Content Standards

These content standards apply to any and all User Contributions and use of Interactive Services.  User Contributions must in their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User Contributions must not:

  • contain any material which is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable.

  • promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.

  • infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person.

  • violate the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or contain any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy.

  • be likely to deceive any person.

  • promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act.

  • impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization.

  • give the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity, if this is not the case.

Third Party Sites and Content

The App may contain links to other websites or resources that our business partners and other third parties own or operate. Your access to and use of each of those websites is at your own risk and is subject to the terms and conditions, if any, that each of those websites have posted. We have no control over third party websites and we are not responsible for any changes to or content on them. Our inclusion of any Content is not an endorsement of that material or link or the companies that own or operate the material or linked websites.

The App may include Content provided by third parties.  All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, and all Content other than the Content provided by the Company, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing such Content.  These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Company. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.

Social Media Features and Linking to the App

The App may provide certain social media features that enable you to:

  • view certain social media Content from within the App.

  • link from your own social media accounts to certain content in the App.

  • send emails or other communications with certain Content, or links to certain Content, in the App.

  • cause limited portions of Content available within the App to be displayed or appear to be displayed on your own social media accounts.

You may use these features solely as they are provided by us and solely with respect to the Content they are displayed with. Subject to the foregoing, you must not:

  • establish a link from any website or social media account that is not owned by you.

  • otherwise take any action with respect to the Content in the App that is inconsistent with any other provision of these Terms of Use.

We may disable all or any social media features and any links at any time without notice in our discretion.

Modifications and Interruption of Service

The Company reserves the right to suspend or terminate your use of the App at any time for any reason and to delete any corresponding profile(s). The Company also reserves the right to change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the App and any products and services available in or through the App at any time without notice and without liability to you or any third party. We do not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to the App. The operation of the App may be interfered with or adversely affected by numerous factors or circumstances outside of our control or through acts of God. 


We may modify these Terms of Use from time to time in our sole discretion. We will provide notice by, at a minimum, updating this posting.  You are expected to carefully review these Terms of Use from time to time so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.  However, if we make material changes to these Terms of Use, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us or by means of an in-App alert the first time you use the App after we make the changes. Your continued use of or access to the App following the posting of any changes to these Terms of Use constitutes your binding acceptance of those changes.  If any part of these Terms of Use or any future changes to these Terms of Use are not acceptable to you, you must not use or access the App. The Company may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the App.  Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use.


Warranty Disclaimers

THE APP, ITS CONTENT, ITS INTERACTIVE SERVICES, AND ANY OTHER SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE APP ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” AND WITH ALL FAULTS AND YOUR USE OF THE FOREGOING IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE COMPANY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. 

WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION THAT (A) THERE WILL BE NO INTERFERENCE WITH YOUR USE OF THE APP; (B) THE APP WILL FULFILL ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NEED, REQUIREMENT, SPECIFICATION, OR EXPECTATION; (C) THE APP, ITS CONTENT, INTERACTIVE SERVICES, AND ANY ADVICE, SERVICES, OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE APP WILL BE ACCURATE OR COMPLETE; (D) YOUR APPLICATION TO RECEIVE SERVICES WILL BE ACCEPTED OR HONORED ACCORDING TO YOUR SCHEDULE OR ANY STATED SCHEDULE; (E) THE APP WILL BE AVAILABLE, SECURE OR ERROR FREE; (F) ANY ERROR OR DEFECTS IN THE APP WILL BE CORRECTED; (G) THE APP OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; OR (H) THE APP IS LAWFUL, APPROPRIATE, OR AVAILABLE FOR USE IN ANY PARTICULAR LOCATION. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE APP. THE COMPANY WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR MOBILE DEVICE OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR USE OF THE APP.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY, ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SERVICE PROVIDERS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE APP, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THE APP, ANY CONTENT, INTERACTIVE SERVICES, OR ANY OTHER SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE APP OR OTHER WEBSITES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY OR WRONGFUL DEATH, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, OR REPUTATIONAL DAMAGE, WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE OR IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

General Representation and Warranty

You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the App will be in strict accordance with our Privacy Policy, these Terms of Use, and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside), and (ii) your use of the App will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Company and its parents, subsidiaries, officers, directors, predecessors, successors, assigns, affiliates, service providers, suppliers, employees, and agents from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of applicable law or these Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy, or your use of the App, including, but not limited to, any use of the App’s Content, Interactive Services, or other services or information other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use.

Termination and Survival

We may terminate your access to the App at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. Except as otherwise provided in these Terms of use, all provisions of these Terms of Use, which by their nature should survive termination, shall survive termination and continue in full force and effect until they are satisfied or by their nature expire, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Severability; No Waiver

If any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable for any reason, then the unlawful, void, or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms of Use shall continue in effect.  No waiver by the Company of any term or condition set forth in these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition, and any failure by the Company to assert a right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. 

 

Assignment

You may not assign your rights under these Terms of Use without our prior written consent.  Any purported assignment or delegation in violation of this prohibition on assignment is null and void and shall not relieve you of any of your obligations under these Terms of Use. The Company may assign its rights under these Terms of Use without condition.  These Terms of Use will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

Governing Law

To the fullest extent permitted by law, these Terms of Use and any claim or dispute arising out of or related to these Terms of Use will be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the State of Tennessee, without regard to its choice of laws principles. Except as otherwise prohibited by law, any claim or dispute must be brought within one (1) year from the date such cause of action arises. All disputes arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be finally resolved by arbitration conducted in Tennessee under the rules of commercial arbitration of the American Arbitration Association. Both parties shall bear equally the cost of arbitration (exclusive of legal fees and expenses). All decisions of the arbitrator(s) shall be final and binding on both parties and enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction.


Notice

We may provide any notice to you under these Terms of Use by: (i) sending a message to the email address you provide or (ii) by means of an in-App alert. Notices sent by email will be effective when we send the email and notices we provide by in-App alert will be effective the first time you use the App after we post the alert in the App. It is your responsibility to keep your email address current.  To give us notice under these Terms of Use, you must contact us using the contact information provided below.

Entire Agreement

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and the Company relating to your use of the App and shall supersede any other agreement between you and the Company with respect to the subject matter of these Terms of Use.  These Terms of Use may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of the Company, or by the Company posting a revised version of these Terms of Use in the App.


Miscellaneous

Each party shall perform its obligations under these Terms of Use in compliance with all international, federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances. These Terms of Use do not create any fiduciary relationships between you and the Company, service providers or other companies that assist with making the App available. These Terms of Use do not create any relationship of principal and agent, partnership or other similar relationship. Where appropriate in context, the conjunctive shall include the disjunctive, any shall include all, the singular shall include the plural, and vice versa. Section headings provided in these Terms of Use are for convenience only and shall have no legal or contractual effect. Some states do not allow exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. In such states, our liability and that of our third party service providers and their respective agents shall be limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.

Contact Information

All feedback, comments, requests for technical support and other communications relating to the App should be directed to the Company at info@specapp.com