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Thanks™ Terms of Use

Please read these Terms carefully before using the Thanks™ Service. By using the Thanks™ Service (the "Service"), the user ("You") has accepted these Terms of Use. If You do not accept these Terms of Use, do not use the Service. By using this Service, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract with Vandie Studios Ltd.

Vandie Studios Ltd. ("Vandie Studios") may modify all or any part of these Terms of Use from time to time and may not provide notice to You. You are encouraged to check back often so You are aware of your current rights and responsibilities. Your continued use of this Service after changes to the Terms of Use have been published constitutes your binding acceptance of the updated Terms of Use. If at any time the Terms of Use are no longer acceptable to You, You should immediately cease all use of this Service.

Statement of Purpose

The Thanks™ Service has been built to allow organisation to reward their employees. For this purpose, the Service has been set up to allow employees of a registered organisation to give their gratitude to one another and thus allow their thanks to be collated and processed to offer analytics and reward recomendations to the employer.

User Behavior Rules

To foster an open, welcoming, contributory environment within your workplace, you agree to obide by the following rules: - You must only post thanks that are true and relevent to the workplace - You may not perform any kind of spam or abuse of the Service, for example, by mass posting thanks, asking people to post false thanks to increase your chances of winning a reward, or otherwise using the Thanks™ Service in a way other than intended - You may not post thanks that are threatening, abusive, defamatory, libelous, derogatory, violent, harassing, bigoted, hateful, profane, obscene, lewd, lascivious, pornographic or otherwise objectionable, that gives rise to civil or criminal liability, or otherwise violates any applicable law - You may not intentionally make false or misleading posts - You may not disclose information that you do not lawfully possess the right to do so to - You may not restrict or inhibit any other user from using or enjoying this Service, for example, by cracking, DOSing, spoofing, defacing, or impairing functionality - You may not use the Service as a platform for political campaigning

You are solely responsible for the content You provide. Vandie Studios has the right, but not the duty, to pre-screen, refuse, edit, move or remove any content that violates these Terms of Use or that is unlawful. Vandie Studios may remove a thank, user or organisation if, in its sole discretion, they abuse the service, they use the service as a platform for hate as apposed to gratitude, or otherwise offend the sensibilities of the Vandie Studios Staff. Vandie Studios further has the right to limit or terminate any registration with, or access to, the Service (which may include termination of access by anyone at your IP address) for breach of these Terms or Use or for conduct that, in Vandie Studios' sole discretion, subjects Vandie Studios to unreasonable legal risk. Vandie Studios reserves the right to use any post or content provided to the Service in the use of marketing or analytical materials for both internal and public use.

User and Organisation Registration

Registration at gothank.me is optional but encouraged. If you are registered at gothank.me, Vandie Studios will be able to contact you with information that may be relevant to users, the registration will facilitate your ability to send and receive thanks, and will allow us to provide you (in the case that you are an organisation) or your employer with an increased number of statistics .

You may not register any account or organisation that impersonates some other person or business, is or may be unlawful, is protected by trademark or other proprietary rights, is vulgar or offensive, or may cause confusion. You agree not to sell or transfer your use of or access to this Service (Unless it as a part of a an organisational merger, acquisition or sale) or permit anyone else whose account was suspended or terminated to use this Service through your username or password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account and for all activity that occurs on your account. Vandie Studios reserves the right to reject or remove any user or organisation that does not meet these requirements or that is used in breach of these Terms of Use.

Trademarks

The trademarks, logos and service marks ("Marks") displayed on gothank.me (this "Website") are the property of Vandie Studios or other parties. You may not use Vandie Studios Marks or any confusingly similar mark as a trademark for your product or services, or use the trademark in any other manner that might cause confusion in the marketplace, including but not limited to in advertising, on auction sites, or on software or hardware. Vandie Studios does not claim any exclusive right to use the phrases "thanks", "reward" or "gratitude".

Linked Sites

The Website may contain links to other websites and resources. These links are provided for convenience only. The inclusion of any link to a website does not imply agreement with or endorsement by Vandie Studios of the website, the statements on it, or their entities, products or services. Vandie Studios has not reviewed the linked websites and is not responsible for the content or availability of any linked websites. If you decide to access any of the linked third-party websites from this Website, you do this entirely at your own risk.

Lawful Use Only

Your use of this Service is subject to all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations. Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage this Website is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Vandie Studios reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

International Issues

Vandie Studios administers this Website and Service from Liverpool, United Kingdom. Vandie Studios makes no representation that this Website or Service is appropriate or available for use outside of the United Kingdom and access to this Website or Service from territories where its contents are illegal or restricted is prohibited. If you choose to access this Website from outside the United Kingdom, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

Indemnification

Any person or organisation submitting content to this Service agrees to defend, indemnify and hold Vandie Studios and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, shareholders, predecessors, successors in interest, employees, agents and licensors harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities and expenses (including attorneys' fees) (i) related to your breach of this Agreement or (ii) related to or arising out of such submitted content, including without limitation claims made by third parties for tort, breach of contract, false advertising, product liability, and patent, copyright or trademark infringement, even if such content is reviewed by Vandie Stuiod prior to publishing on the Service.

LIMITATION ON LIABILITY

THIS WEBSITE, SERVICE AND ALL CONTENT, MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. VANDIE STUDIOS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, VANDIE STUDIOS IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL,CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED ORDERS, OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE, EVEN IF VANDIE STUDIOS HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN ADVISED OF, OR REASONABLY COULD HAVE FORESEEN, THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, HOWEVER THEY ARISE, WHETHER IN BREACH OF CONTRACT OR IN TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES DUE TO (a) THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE; (b) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO, THROUGH OR FROM THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE; ( c) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, MALICIOUS OR CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR, OR FALSE OR FRAUDULENT TRANSACTIONS, OR (d) CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU MAY DOWNLOAD, USE, MODIFY OR DISTRIBUTE. VANDIE STUDIOS MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT, (i) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (ii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iii) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, CONTENT, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIALS OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, (iv) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT, AND THE SERVER ON WHICH THE WEBSITE AND CONTENT ARE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ANY MATERIAL (INCLUDING CONTENT) DOWNLOADED OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY MATERIAL. INFORMATION CREATED BY THIRD PARTIES THAT YOU MAY ACCESS ON THIS WEBSITE, SERVICE OR THROUGH LINKS IS NOT APPROVED, ADOPTED OR ENDORSED BY VANDIE STUDIOS AND REMAINS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE THIRD PARTY.

TO THE EXTENT ANY JURISDICTION DOES NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF DIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, PORTIONS OF THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY.

Privacy

See the Privacy Policy located at https://gothank.me/privacy.

Jurisdiction.

These Terms of Use and all claims relating to the relationship between the parties are governed by the laws of the United Kingdom. without regard to choice of law provisions. You and Vandie Studios agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts located within the United Kingdom.

Waiver and Severability.

Vandie Studios's failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If one or more of the provisions contained in this Agreement is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect by any court of competent jurisdiction, such holding will not impair the validity, legality, or enforceability of the remaining provisions.

No Third Party Beneficiary.

These Terms of Use do not confer any third-party beneficiary rights.

Entire Agreement.

These Terms of Use supersede all previous agreements, understandings, and arrangements between the parties, whether oral or written, and constitutes the entire agreement between the parties regarding the subject matter herein.

Language.

These Terms of Use are in the English language only, which language shall be controlling in all respects, and all versions of this Agreement in any other language shall be for accommodation only and shall not be binding.

Section Headings.

The section heading of these Terms of Use are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide the following information in writing to the Vandie Studios support team listed below:

  • A physical or electronic (scanned) signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit Vandie Studios to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
  • A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

To file a counter notification with us, please provide the following information to the Vandie Studios support team listed below:

  • Your physical or electronic (scanned) signature.
  • Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.
  • A statement under penalty of perjury that You have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
  • Your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that You consent to the jurisdiction of United Kingdom and that You will accept service of process from the person or entity that claimed Your work was infringing or an agent of such person or entity.

The Vandie Studios Support Team can be contacted at: [email protected]