Terms and Conditions

AppsOnline Terms and Conditions

PLEASE READ VERY CAREFULLY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND THE FAQ BEFORE REGISTERING FOR THE APPSONLINE PROGRAM. PARTICIPATION IN THE APPSONLINE PROGRAM INDICATES THAT YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR OR PARTICIPATE IN THE APPSONLINE PROGRAM.

Introduction. This agreement ("Agreement") between You and AppsOnline. ("AppsOnline") consists of these AppsOnline Program (the "Program") Terms and Conditions ("Terms and Conditions"). A description of the Program, as generally offered by AppsOnline, is available at the Program Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQ") URL, located at http://www.appsonline.co.za/, or such other URL as AppsOnline may provide from time to time. "You" or "Publisher" means any entity identified in an enrollment form submitted by the same or affiliated persons, and/or any agency or network acting on its (or their) behalf, which shall also be bound by the terms of this Agreement.

 
  1. Program Participation. Participation in the Program is subject to AppsOnline’s prior approval and Your continued compliance with the Program Policies ("Program Policies"), located at http://www.appsonline.co.za/privacypolicy.php, and/or such other URL as AppsOnline may provide from time to time. AppsOnline reserves the right to refuse participation to any applicant or participant at any time in its sole discretion. By enrolling in the Program, You represent that You are at least 18 years of age and agree that AppsOnline may serve (a) third party and/or AppsOnline provided advertisements and/or other content (such third party provided advertisements, AppsOnline provided advertisements and other content, collectively, "Ads"), provided, however, that if AppsOnline serves non-compensated content, You will have the ability to opt out of receiving such content as part of the Program, (b) related AppsOnline queries and/or Ad search box(es) (collectively, “Links”), (c) AppsOnline Web and/or Site search results (collectively, "Search Results"), and/or (d) AppsOnline referral Ads (“Referral Buttons”), each in connection with the Web site(s), media player(s), video content and/or mobile content that You designate, or such other properties expressly authorized in writing by AppsOnline (including by electronic mail) (such other properties, “Other Properties”), and the Atom, RSS, or other feeds distributed through such Web site(s) , media player(s), video content, mobile content and/or Other Properties (each such Web site, media player, video content, mobile content, Other Property or feed, a "Property"). For the avoidance of doubt, any reference in this Agreement or the Program Policies to an individual “Web page”, “Web site”, “Web site page” or the like that is part of the Property will also mean feeds and media players distributed through such Web site. Multiple accounts held by the same individual or entity are subject to immediate termination unless expressly authorized in writing by AppsOnline (including by electronic mail).  In some circumstances expressly authorized in writing by AppsOnline (including by electronic mail), You may enroll in the Program and create an account for the sole purpose of receiving payment from AppsOnline, and not, for purposes of clarification, for the purpose of displaying Ads, Links, Search Results and/or Referral Buttons on a Property.  If, however, You subsequently use your Account to participate in the Program (i.e. for the purpose of displaying Ads, Links, Search Results and/or Referral Buttons on a Property), then such use of the Program will be governed by the terms of this Agreement.  You must have and abide by an appropriate privacy policy that clearly discloses that third parties may be placing and reading cookies on your users’ browser, or using web beacons to collect information, in the course of ads being served on your website.  Your privacy policy should also include information about user options for cookie management.
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  3. Implementation and Operation of Ads, Search Results, and Referrals. You agree to comply with the specifications provided by AppsOnline from time to time to enable proper delivery, display, tracking, and reporting of Ads, Links, Search Results, Referral Buttons, and AppsOnline Brand Features (as defined in Section 12 below) in connection with Your Property(ies), including without limitation by not modifying the JavaScript or other programming provided to You by AppsOnline in any way, unless expressly authorized in writing by AppsOnline (including by electronic mail).
    1. for Search. If You have elected to receive Search Results, You will display on Your Property(ies) a AppsOnline search box (a "Search Box") in accordance with the specifications provided by AppsOnline. Except for related AppsOnline queries, all search queries (including queries entered into an Ad search box) must originate from individual human end users inputting data directly into a Search Box (or Ad search box, as applicable) on Your Property(ies). You will send any and all queries (without editing, filtering, truncating, appending terms to or otherwise modifying such queries individually or in the aggregate) to AppsOnline and AppsOnline will use commercially reasonable efforts to provide You with corresponding Search Results and/or Ads, as applicable and as available. Search Results and any accompanying Ads will be displayed on Web pages that may be hosted by AppsOnline (each, a "Search Results Page"), and the format, look and feel of those Web pages hosted by AppsOnline may be modified by AppsOnline from time to time.
    2. Referrals. If You have elected to use the AppsOnline Referrals feature, You will implement any Referral Buttons on Your Property(ies) in accordance with the specifications provided by AppsOnline. End users who click on a Referral Button will be directed to a Web page that may be hosted by AppsOnline (“Referral Page”), and the format, look and feel of those Web pages hosted by AppsOnline may be modified by AppsOnline from time to time. A “Referral Event” will be initiated when an end user clicks on a Referral Button from the Property and will be completed when the referral requirements for the relevant product are satisfied in accordance with this Agreement. Such referral requirements, along with the payment amount applicable to the Referral Event, are located at https://www.appsonline.co.za/, or such other URL as AppsOnline may provide from time to time. You agree to comply with the specifications provided by AppsOnline from time to time to enable proper tracking and reporting of Referral Events in connection with Your Property. You shall not promote or facilitate a Referral Event by any means other than displaying a Referral Button on the Property, unless expressly authorized in writing by AppsOnline (including by electronic mail).
    3. for Video. If you have elected to use for Video, Your participation is subject to your continued compliance with the for Video Program policies located at http://www.appsonline.co.za/ or the URL as AppsOnline may provide from time to time.  All Ads (including Ads served in response to end user clicks on and queries entered into Links, if any) shall be (1) grouped by AppsOnline and displayed with Links (where applicable) to end users of the Property(ies) as Ad Unit(s) or (2) pre-, post- or interstitial roll in connection with third party video content, in each case in standard formats as offered generally by AppsOnline from time to time, as may be further described in the applicable policies.  You acknowledge and agree that the Ads will be displayed on the Property in a video format approved by AppsOnline, and that such Ads: (i) shall only be displayed in connection with the Property(ies) and non-advertisement video content (collectively “Video Media”), all of which is subject to review and approval by AppsOnline in its discretion at any time; and (ii) shall only be requested in connection with end user initiated Video Media.  In addition, You agree that You may only display one (1) Ad Unit within Your media player at any single time, unless otherwise approved by AppsOnline in writing. 
    4. General; Serviced Pages; Filtering; Beta Features. You agree not to display on the same Web page in connection with which any Ad Unit, Ad, Link, Search Box, or Referral Button is displayed (a "Serviced Page") any advertisement(s) or content that an end user of Your Property(ies) would reasonably confuse with a AppsOnline advertisement or otherwise associate with AppsOnline. Certain AppsOnline services available as part of the Program may contain filtering capability, such as SafeSearch or AdSafe, that You may access through Your account. However, if You elect to enable any such filters, You acknowledge and agree that: (i) it is Your responsibility to enable such features in accordance with the specifications provided by AppsOnline, and (ii) AppsOnline does not and cannot commit that all results (including Ads, Links and Search Results) will be limited to results elected by enabling such filter(s). Some Program features are identified as “Beta” or otherwise unsupported (“Beta Features”).  To the fullest extent permitted by law, Beta Features are provided "as is" and at Your option and risk.  You shall not disclose to any third party any information from Beta Features, existence of non-public Beta Features or access to Beta Features.
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  5. Communications Solely With AppsOnline. You agree to direct to AppsOnline, and not to any advertiser, any communication regarding any Ad(s) or Link(s) displayed in connection with Your Property(ies).
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  7. Parties' Responsibilities. You are solely responsible for the Property(ies), including all content and materials, maintenance and operation thereof, the proper implementation of AppsOnline's specifications, and adherence to the terms of this Agreement, including compliance with the Program Policies. AppsOnline reserves the right to investigate, at its own discretion, any activity that may violate this Agreement, including but not limited to any use of a software application to access Ads, Links, Search Results, or Referral Buttons or to complete any Referral Event, or any engagement in any activity prohibited by this Agreement. AppsOnline is not responsible for anything related to Your Property(ies), including without limitation the receipt of queries from end users of Your Property(ies) or the transmission of data between Your Property(ies) and AppsOnline. In addition, AppsOnline shall not be obligated to provide notice to You in the event that any Ad, Link, Search Result, or Referral Button is not being displayed properly to, or Referral Event is not being completed properly by, end users of the Property(ies).
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  9. Prohibited Uses. You shall not, and shall not authorize or encourage any third party to: (i) directly or indirectly generate queries, Referral Events, or impressions of or clicks on any Ad, Link, Search Result, or Referral Button  (including without limitation by clicking on “play” for any video Ad) through any automated, deceptive, fraudulent or other invalid means, including but not limited to through repeated manual clicks, the use of robots or other automated query tools and/or computer generated search requests, and/or the unauthorized use of other search engine optimization services and/or software; (ii) edit, modify, filter, truncate or change the order of the information contained in any Ad, Link, Ad Unit, Search Result, or Referral Button, or remove, obscure or minimize any Ad, Link, Ad Unit, Search Result, or Referral Button in any way without authorization from AppsOnline; (iii) frame, minimize, remove or otherwise inhibit the full and complete display of any Web page accessed by an end user after clicking on any part of an Ad ("Advertiser Page"), any Search Results Page, or any Referral Page; (iv) redirect an end user away from any Advertiser Page, Search Results Page, or Referral Page; provide a version of the Advertiser Page, Search Results Page, or Referral Page that is different from the page an end user would access by going directly to the Advertiser Page, Search Results Page, or Referral Page; intersperse any content between the Ad and the Advertiser Page, between the page containing the Search Box and the Search Results Page, or between the Referral Button and the Referral Page; or otherwise provide anything other than a direct link from an Ad to an Advertiser Page, from the page containing the Search Box to the Search Results Page, or from the Referral Button to the Referral Page; (v) display any Ad(s), Link(s), or Referral Button(s) on any Web page or any Web site that contains any pornographic, hate-related, violent, or illegal content; (vi) directly or indirectly access, launch, and/or activate Ads, Links, Search Results, or Referral Buttons through or from, or otherwise incorporate the Ads, Links, Search Results, or Referral Buttons in, any software application, Web site, or other means other than Your Property(ies), and then only to the extent expressly permitted by this Agreement; (vii) "crawl", "spider", index or in any non-transitory manner store or cache information obtained from any Ads, Links, Search Results, or Referral Events, or any part, copy, or derivative thereto; (viii) act in any way that violates any Program Policies posted on the AppsOnline Web Site, as may be revised from time to time, or any other agreement between You and AppsOnline (including without limitation the AppsOnline AdWords program terms); (ix) disseminate malware; (x) create a new account to use the Program after AppsOnline has terminated this Agreement with You as a result of your breach of this Agreement; or (xi) engage in any action or practice that reflects poorly on AppsOnline or otherwise disparages or devalues AppsOnline’s reputation or goodwill. You acknowledge that any attempted participation or violation of any of the foregoing is a material breach of this Agreement and that we may pursue any and all applicable legal and equitable remedies against You, including an immediate suspension of Your account or termination of this Agreement, and the pursuit of all available civil or criminal remedies.
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  11. Termination; Cancellation. Subject to any third party agreements You may have with other AppsOnline customers (e.g., Your Web hosting company), You may stop displaying Ads, Links, Search Boxes, or Referral Buttons on any Property in the Program with or without cause at any time by removing the AppsOnline JavaScript or similar programming from Your Properties. You may terminate this Agreement with or without cause at any time by sending written notice of your desire to cancel Your participation in the Program to support@appsonline.co.za. This Agreement will be deemed terminated within ten (10) business days of AppsOnline's receipt of Your notice. AppsOnline may investigate any activity that may violate this Agreement. AppsOnline may at any time, in its sole discretion, terminate all or part of the Program, terminate this Agreement, or suspend or terminate the participation of any Property in all or part of the Program for any reason. In addition, AppsOnline reserves the right to terminate without notice any account that has not generated a sufficient number of valid clicks on Ads or Referral Buttons or valid impressions of Ads (in each case as measured by AppsOnline) for a period of two (2) months or more. Upon termination of participation of any Property in the Program or termination of this Agreement for any reason, Sections 3, 6 through 10, and 14 through 17 shall survive termination.
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  13. Confidentiality. You agree not to disclose AppsOnline Confidential Information without AppsOnline's prior written consent. "AppsOnline Confidential Information" includes without limitation: (a) all AppsOnline software, technology, programming, specifications, materials, guidelines and documentation relating to the Program; (b) click-through rates or other statistics relating to Property performance in the Program provided to You by AppsOnline; and (c) any other information designated in writing by AppsOnline as "Confidential" or an equivalent designation. However, You may accurately disclose the amount of AppsOnline’s gross payments to You pursuant to the Program. AppsOnline Confidential Information does not include information that has become publicly known through no breach by You or AppsOnline, or information that has been (i) independently developed without access to AppsOnline Confidential Information, as evidenced in writing; (ii) rightfully received by You from a third party; or (iii) required to be disclosed by law or by a governmental authority.
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  15. No Guarantee. AppsOnline makes no guarantee regarding the level of impressions of Ads or clicks on any Ad or Referral Button, the timing of delivery of such impressions and/or clicks, the completion of Referral Events, or the amount of any payment to be made to You under this Agreement.  In addition, for the avoidance of doubt, AppsOnline does not guarantee the Program will be operable at all times or during any down time (i) caused by outages to any public Internet backbones, networks or servers, (ii) caused by any failures of Your equipment, systems or local access services, (iii) for previously scheduled maintenance or (iv) relating to events beyond AppsOnline’s (or its wholly owned subsidiaries’) control such as strikes, riots, insurrection, fires, floods, explosions, war, governmental action, labor conditions, earthquakes, natural disasters, or interruptions in Internet services to an area where AppsOnline (or its wholly owned subsidiaries) or Your servers are located or co-located.
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  17. No Warranty. APPSONLINE MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WITH RESPECT TO ADVERTISING, LINKS, SEARCH, REFERRALS, AND OTHER SERVICES, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS THE WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TO THE EXTENT ADS, LINKS, AND SEARCH RESULTS ARE BASED ON OR DISPLAYED IN CONNECTION WITH NON-APPSONLINE CONTENT, APPSONLINE SHALL NOT HAVE ANY LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE DISPLAY OF SUCH ADS, LINKS, AND SEARCH RESULTS.
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  19. Limitations of Liability; Force Majeure. EXCEPT FOR ANY INDEMNIFICATION AND CONFIDENTIALITY OBLIGATIONS HEREUNDER OR YOUR BREACH OF ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND/OR PROPRIETARY INTERESTS RELATING TO THE PROGRAM, (i) IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER PARTY BE LIABLE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY AND (ii) APPSONLINE'S AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO PUBLISHER UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FOR ANY CLAIM IS LIMITED TO THE NET AMOUNT PAID BY APPSONLINE TO PUBLISHER DURING THE THREE MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE OF THE CLAIM. Each party acknowledges that the other party has entered into this Agreement relying on the limitations of liability stated herein and that those limitations are an essential basis of the bargain between the parties. Without limiting the foregoing and except for payment obligations, neither party shall have any liability for any failure or delay resulting from any condition beyond the reasonable control of such party, including but not limited to governmental action or acts of terrorism, earthquake or other acts of God, labor conditions, and power failures.
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  21. Publicity. You agree that AppsOnline may use Your name and logo in presentations, marketing materials, customer lists, financial reports, Web site listings of customers, Search Results Pages, and Referral Pages. If You wish to use AppsOnline's trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features ("Brand Features"), You may do so, so long as such use is in compliance with this Agreement and in compliance with AppsOnline's then current Brand Feature use guidelines, and any content contained or referenced therein, which guidelines may be found at the following URL: http://www.appsonline.co.za/ (or such other URL AppsOnline may provide from time to time).
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  23. Representations and Warranties. You represent and warrant that (a) all of the information provided by You to AppsOnline to enroll in the Program is correct and current; (b) You are the owner of each Property or You are legally authorized to act on behalf of the owner of such Property(ies) for the purposes of this Agreement and the Program; (c) You have all necessary right, power, and authority to enter into this Agreement and to perform the acts required of You hereunder; and (d) You have complied and will continue to comply with all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations (including without limitation the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 and any relevant data protection or privacy laws) in Your performance of any acts hereunder. In addition, to the extent that Your Site is a media player (1) You represent and warrant that You have a valid license to use and distribute such media player (including all content therein, including without limitation any Ads or Ad Units) for the purposes of this Agreement and the Program; and (2) You shall ensure that any media player(s) that constitute the Site shall comply with the terms and conditions set forth herein. You further represent and warrant that each Property and any material displayed therein: (i) comply with all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations; (ii) do not breach and have not breached any duty toward or rights of any person or entity including, without limitation, rights of intellectual property, publicity or privacy, or rights or duties under consumer protection, product liability, tort, or contract theories; and (iii) are not pornographic, hate-related or otherwise violent in content.
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  25. Your Obligation to Indemnify. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold AppsOnline, its agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees, and applicable third parties (e.g. relevant advertisers, syndication partners, licensors, licensees, consultants and contractors) (collectively "Indemnified Person(s)") harmless from and against any and all third party claims, liability, loss, and expense (including damage awards, settlement amounts, and reasonable legal fees), brought against any Indemnified Person(s), arising out of, related to or which may arise from Your use of the Program, the Property(ies), and/or Your breach of any term of this Agreement.
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  27. AppsOnline Rights. You acknowledge that AppsOnline owns all right, title and interest, including without limitation all Intellectual Property Rights (as defined below), in and to the Program (including AppsOnline's ad serving technology, search technology, referral technology, and Brand Features, including implied licenses, and excluding items licensed by AppsOnline from third parties and excluding any third party media player that may comprise the Property), and that You will not acquire any right, title, or interest in or to the Program except as expressly set forth in this Agreement. You will not modify, adapt, translate, prepare derivative works from, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise attempt to derive source code from any AppsOnline services, software, or documentation, or create or attempt to create a substitute or similar service or product through use of or access to the Program or proprietary information related thereto. You will not remove, obscure, or alter AppsOnline's copyright notice, Brand Features, or other proprietary rights notices affixed to or contained within any AppsOnline services, software, or documentation (including without limitation the display of AppsOnline’s Brand Features with Ads, Links, Search Boxes, Search Results, and/or Referral Buttons, as applicable). "Intellectual Property Rights" means any and all rights existing from time to time under patent law, copyright law, semiconductor chip protection law, moral rights law, trade secret law, trademark law, unfair competition law, publicity rights law, privacy rights law, and any and all other proprietary rights, as well as, any and all applications, renewals, extensions, restorations and re-instatements thereof, now or hereafter in force and effect worldwide.
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  29. Information Rights. AppsOnline may provide information in response to valid legal process, such as subpoenas, search warrants and court orders, or to establish or exercise its legal rights or defend against legal claims. AppsOnline disclaims all responsibility, and will not be liable to You, however, for any disclosure of that information by any such third party. AppsOnline may share non-personally-identifiable information about You, including Property URLs, Property-specific statistics and similar information collected by AppsOnline, with advertisers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties. In addition, You grant AppsOnline the right to access, index and cache the Property(ies), or any portion thereof, including by automated means including Web spiders or crawlers.
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  31. Miscellaneous. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of South Africa, except for its conflicts of laws principles. Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this Agreement shall be adjudicated in South Africa. The parties specifically exclude from application to the Agreement the South Africa Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. Any modifications to this Agreement must be made in a writing executed by both parties, by your online acceptance of updated terms, or after Your continued participation in the Program after such terms have been updated by AppsOnline. The failure to require performance of any provision shall not affect a party's right to require performance at any time thereafter, nor shall a waiver of any breach or default of this Agreement constitute a waiver of any subsequent breach or default or a waiver of the provision itself. If any provision herein is held unenforceable, then such provision will be modified to reflect the parties' intention, and the remaining provisions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect. You may not resell, assign, or transfer any of Your rights hereunder. Any such attempt may result in termination of this Agreement, without liability to AppsOnline. Notwithstanding the foregoing, AppsOnline may assign this Agreement to any affiliate at any time without notice. The relationship between AppsOnline and You is not one of a legal partnership relationship, but is one of independent contractors.

2012-07-01