TERMS OF SERVICE AND DISCLAIMERS
CIS Nationwide Terms of Service and Sale
Effective: August 5, 2009
PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS. IT ALSO CONTAINS A DISPUTE RESOLUTION CLAUSE.
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Legal and Enforceable Online Agreement
By utilizing any of the Websites OR when we successfully process your pending purchase order via your credit card or PaPayPal® account (“Purchase”), YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE ENTERED INTO A LEGAL AND ENFORCEABLE ONLINE AGREEMENT WITH CIS NATIONWIDE, AND ACCEPT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE AGREEMENTS AS POSTED CURRENTLY AT THE WEBSITES TO GOVERN YOUR PENDING USE AND/OR TRANSACTION WITH CIS NATIONWIDE.
Each time that you use any of the Websites, you reaffirm your acceptance of the then-current posted Agreements. If you do not wish to be bound by any of these Agreements, your sole remedy is to discontinue your use of all of the Websites. You cannot purchase any services offered at any of the Websites until you have accepted the terms and conditions of the Agreements.
We may change any of the terms of the Agreements at any time, in our sole discretion, with or without directly informing you of such changes. Any updates to the terms of the Agreements will be effective immediately upon posting such updates to the Websites, and you agree to such updated terms of the Agreements by continuing your use of the Websites. Please review the Agreements from time to time, as you are responsible for staying informed of any changes. If you do not agree with the updated terms of the Agreements, your only remedy is to discontinue using the Websites.
18 Years of Age to Purchase
To Purchase Data at any of the Websites, you must be 18 years of age or older. Any offers of sale presented on any of the Websites or our Associates’ websites are only intended for individuals who are 18 years of age or older. By Purchasing Data from any of the Websites, you affirm that you are 18 years of age or older.
Terms of Purchase
After you make a Purchase at any of the Websites, you will gain access to our Member’s area, a one stop source for all your information needs. The Member’s area combines the power of over 30 different searches, tools, and resources to help you in your investigation process. Our Member’s area is conveniently divided into two types of searches, Direct and Unlimited (as more fully described below). Your “Report and Membership Access” fee Purchase will grant you access to our Member’s area and such fee will also be held in escrow allocated as funds to be used by you for your Direct and Unlimited searches. You can use these funds to execute various Direct searches. Please note that your credit card or your PayPal® account is not charged each time you conduct Direct searches. The cost per each Direct search will be deducted from your Direct search balance. Should you run out of funds, you may purchase additional searches in our Member’s area. After the expenditure of your funds, your subsequent use of our products and services will be subject to our then-current rates. You can also purchase an “Unlimited Search Pass” for an additional fee which will grant you access to our “Unlimited” section of the Member’s area. Searches included with the Unlimited Search Pass will vary depending on the Website on which you originally signed up.
Direct searches may include: Bankruptcy Records search, Birth Records search, Business Records search, Comprehensive Background search, Court Records Search, Criminal Records search, Death Index search, Email search, Federal Records search, Legal/Civil Judgments search, Marriage/Divorce search, People Search, Person Report, Property Records, Relatives search, Reverse Cell Phone search, Reverse Landline Phone search, Reverse IP search, Sex Offender Search, SSN Validation search, SSN Records search, Vessel/Watercraft Records search, and Warrant search.
Unlimited reports may include: Address history, age, date of birth, marital status, phone number(s), possible relatives and associates, property records, business searches, neighborhood checks, reverse IP search, people searches by name, phone and address.
YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE INDICATED, YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR ANY DIRECT OR UNLIMITED SEARCH, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOUR SEARCH YIELDS ANY REPORTS OR RECORDS, AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER ANY SUCH REPORT OR RECORD CONTAINS INCORRECT INFORMATION OR NO INFORMATION AT ALL.
Data on the Websites
The Websites allow you to conduct searches of various public records, as described above. We do not create or have control over the quality of or accuracy of data presented as a result of these searches (the “Data”). Although we would not knowingly deliver to you inaccurate or incomplete Date, some Data may not always be accurate or complete. Please see the Warranties section below for more information. If you have questions about any Data, or wish to dispute the accuracy of any Data, you should request a Opt Out by going to our Opt Out Policy page.
Only individuals who are United States residents who are eighteen (18) years of age or older may create an account and conduct searches on the Websites. Accounts are for individual use and you are strictly prohibited from allowing third parties to use your account. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and you agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless CIS Nationwide for losses incurred by CIS Nationwide or another party due to any use of your account by a third party. You agree to notify us immediately if you become aware or suspect that any third party is using your account.
Use of Data
By conducting any searches on the Websites, or ordering one of our Expert Compiled Background Reports you represent and warrant that you will only use the Websites and Data for a lawful purpose. Examples of lawful purposes include, but are not limited to: (a) fraud prevention; (b) asset verification; (c) location of criminals, witnesses, beneficiaries, or heirs; (d) research for debt collection activities; (e) child support enforcement; and (f) compliance with federal, state, or local laws or regulations.
You represent and warrant that you shall not use the Websites or Data for any unlawful purpose. Examples of unlawful purposes include, but are not limited to: (a) stalking or harassing any individual; (b) requesting information under false pretenses; and (c) using Data for any other purpose prohibited by law (“Unlawful Purposes”).
You further agree that you shall not access, reproduce, duplicate, sell, resell, transfer, or exploit the Data for any commercial purposes.
NOTE: CIS Nationwide is not a “consumer reporting agency” as defined under the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"), 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq., as amended,
and the information in our databases has not been collected in whole or in part for the purpose of furnishing “consumer reports,” as defined in the FCRA. Rather, the information in our databases has been obtained by us as a result of such information being publicly available to us for our possession, use and dissemination, and You may not use the Websites or Data to: (a) establish a consumer's eligibility for personal credit or insurance; (b) assess risks associated with existing consumer credit obligations; or (c) evaluate an individual for employment, promotion, reassignment or retention (including employment of household workers such a nannies, housekeepers, or contractors) or in conjunction with assessing the merits of entering into any other personal business transaction with another individual (“Unauthorized Purposes”).
The CIS Nationwide Websites and Data may be used only for lawful purposes. Requesting, transmitting, distributing, considering, using, sharing, evaluating or storing of any Data in violation of any applicable law or regulation is prohibited. This includes, without limitation, any use of the Data for Unauthorized Purposes. Any violation of the above, which compromises the integrity of CIS Nationwide services or any of its vendors and affiliates, is strictly prohibited.
Copyrights and Trademarks
The Websites, and any information and materials contained therein, including but not limited to graphics and editorial content (“CIS Content”), are owned by CIS Nationwide and/or its licensors, and are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and/or other laws. CIS Nationwide and/or its licensors own and retain all rights, including the worldwide copyright, in the CIS Content solely and exclusively, for the duration of the rights in each country, in all languages, and throughout the universe. You agree that you shall not use the CIS Content in any way whatsoever except as in compliance with the terms of this Agreement. You agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, redistribute, or create derivatives works based on the CIS Content, and you shall not exploit the CIS Content in any unauthorized way whatsoever, including but not limited to by trespass or burdening network capacity. You agree not to alter or delete any proprietary notices from CIS Content downloaded or printed from the Websites.
All brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. You are prohibited from using any of the marks or logos appearing throughout the CIS Content without express permission from the trademark owner, except as permitted by applicable law.
We provide access to Data compiled and maintained by third parties. We do not create, review, verify, or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, appropriateness, or sufficiency of such Data. CIS Nationwide is not necessarily affiliated with, endorsed by, or compensated by these third parties.
THE DATA AND THE WEBSITES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. CIS NATIONWIDE MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAWS, CIS NATIONWIDE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, O OTHER VIOLATION OF RIGHTS. CIS NATIONWIDE DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE, VALIDITY, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF, OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF, OR OTHERWISE RESPECTING, THE DATA OR THE WEBSITES. YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITES AND DATA IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Limitation of Liability
Our entire liability and your exclusive remedy with respect to any dispute with CIS Nationwide, including its Websites and Data, is to discontinue your use of the Websites. We and our vendors shall not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or exemplary damage arising from your use of the Websites or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the Websites. These exclusions for indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or exemplary damages include, without limitation, damages for lost profits, lost data, loss of goodwill, work stoppage, computer failure or malfunction, or any other commercial damages or losses, even if we had been advised of the possibility thereof and regardless of the legal or equitable theory upon which the claim is based. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our and our vendors’ liability shall be limited to the extent permitted by law. The utilization of Data or Websites received by You from Your use of the Data and Websites are provided by CIS Nationwide to You at Your sole and absolute risk. CIS Nationwide specifically disclaims and denies any responsibility for the completeness, accuracy, or quality of such Data and Websites.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold CIS Nationwide, its directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, licensors, and subsidiaries harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of (i) your use of the Websites or Data in violation of this Agreement, (ii) your use of the Websites or Data for Unlawful Purposes or Unauthorized Purposes, and/or (iii) your breach of this Agreement or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
We reserve the right to terminate or restrict your account and/or access to the Websites for any reason, or no reason whatsoever, including, without limitation, if we, in our sole discretion, consider your use to be unacceptable, or in the event of any breach by you of the Terms of Service. We may, but shall be under no obligation to, provide you a warning prior to termination or restriction of your use of the Websites. We will not be liable to you or any third party for its termination or restriction of your account and/or access. We also reserve the right to terminate any Website or any part of any Website at any time, without notice or liability to you.
The Websites may contain hyperlinks to third-party websites as a convenience to you. We does not control or endorse these third-party sites or any goods or services sold on those sites. Some of these sites may contain materials that are objectionable, unlawful, or inaccurate. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for any content or other materials on these third party sites.
Use of Ideas Submitted
You hereby acknowledge and agree that we are free to use any comments, suggestions, information, concepts, reviews, techniques, or other information contained in any communication you may send to us or may have with a CIS Nationwide representative (the “Ideas”), and that we shall have no obligation to compensate you in any way for the Ideas, even if the Ideas are used by us for commercial purposes, including, but not limited to, use by us for improving the Websites or for developing and marketing any products or services.
Any dispute concerning the Data, the Websites, or this Agreement shall be settled by binding arbitration in Boston, Massachusetts, in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. Judgment upon the award made by the Arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. You acknowledge that agreeing to such binding arbitration constitutes a waiver of your right to a jury trial and that this agreement to arbitrate is voluntary and not legally required. If any arbitration or legal action or similar proceeding is instituted by either party concerning the payment of our fees or costs advanced hereunder, the prevailing party shall be entitled to collect its reasonable attorneys’ fees in addition to any other relief the party may obtain.
If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid by any court having any competent authority, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any provision in this Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision.
Data, materials, features, products and services may be added to or withdrawn from the Websites or otherwise changed without notice.
Neither we nor the Websites are affiliated with the United States Government or any Federal or State government agency.