Terms of Service
Welcome to the Tap Water Watch! We are water testing service that strives to bring transparency to your tap water supply. Before using Tap Water Watch, please take some time to carefully read our Terms of Service below (“Terms,” Terms of Service,” or “Agreement”). The Terms below constitutes a binding contract between you and Tap Water Watch.
1. Acceptance of Terms
You agree to use the Services only for lawful purposes, and that you are responsible for your use of the Services and communications with us, all of which must comply with these Terms. You agree not to use the Services in any manner that interferes with its normal operation or with any other user’s use and enjoyment of the Services.
You represent and warrant to Tap Water Watch that: (i) all registration information you submit is accurate and truthful; (ii) you will maintain the accuracy of such information, and (iii) have full power and authority to enter into this Agreement and doing so will not violate any other agreement to which you are a party; (iv) will not violate any rights of Tap Water Watch, including intellectual property rights such as copyright or trademark rights; and (v) agree to provide at your cost all equipment, software, and internet access necessary to use the Services. This Agreement is void where prohibited by law, and the right to access the Services is revoked in such jurisdictions.
Tap Water Watch may, at its sole discretion, change these Terms from time to time. If changes to the Terms occur, we will notify you by posting the updated terms on the site or by email. It is your responsibility to check the Terms periodically for changes. Updated versions of the Terms will never apply retroactively and the updated Terms will give the exact date they go into effect. Your continued use of the Services following the posting of any changes to the Terms of Service means you accept those new terms. Therefore, you should review these Terms prior to each use. In addition, some services offered through the Service may be subject to additional terms and conditions adopted by Tap Water Watch. Your use of those services means you agree to be subject to those additional terms and conditions, which are incorporated into these Terms of Service by this reference.
2. Tap Water Watch Services
To receive a product refund or exchange, you must notify us at email@example.com within thirty (30) days of receipt of the Product. You will be responsible for all expenses shipping the Product back to us. The product must be in the same condition you received it, with no damage and fully functional, and may require inspection before we can provide a refund or exchange. Any refund will be issued to you within thirty (30) business days of receipt.
We warrant that for a period of the longer of (a) one (1) year from installation; or (b) the shortest period allowed under applicable local, state, federal, and international laws, rules, and regulations (“Applicable Law”), a Product will be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use in accordance with the documentation provided with the Product. In the event of a Product defect, please visit us at firstname.lastname@example.org for return instructions.
Our sole obligation under this Product warranty will be, at our option, to repair or replace the Product. Any repaired or replaced Product will be warranted for the remaining period of the original warranty. Replacement Products may contain new or refurbished parts.
This warranty does not apply to (a) Products damaged by misuse (b) any activity occurring outside of the point of entry of water into the Product to the point of exit; (c) accident, electrical disturbance or normal wear and tear; (d) issues caused by Product installation or maintenance; (e) Products where the original factory serial number has been removed, defaced or altered; or (f) Products purchased from an unauthorized distributor. The Product is not designed for or warranted against damage from use in areas subject to extreme temperature, excessive moisture, or other inherently hazardous environments.
3. Fees and Billing
You agree to pay Tap Water Watch the charges incurred in accordance with these Terms. If you dispute any charges, you must inform Tap Water Watch in writing within thirty (30) of being billed by Tap Water Watch. Additional information on prices and billing is provided above.
To pay for an order, you must provide Tap Water Watch with the information necessary to process such order including: (i) our shipping address, (ii) your billing address, and (iii) your payment method.
Authorization to Charge Your Account
By creating an account and submitting your payment information to Tap Water Watch, you authorize Tap Water Watch to store your payment information and to charge the billing source you have provided for your account according to the Service you selected until your account is terminated.
Unless otherwise stated, our charges do not include any taxes, levies, duties or similar governmental assessments, including value-added, sales, use or withholding taxes assessable by any local, state, provincial or foreign jurisdiction (collectively “Taxes”). You are responsible for paying Taxes except those assessable against Tap Water Watch based on its income. We will invoice you for such Taxes if we believe we have a legal obligation to do so.
4. Rules and Conduct
As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Services for any purpose that is prohibited by the Terms or law. You are responsible for all of your activity in connection with the Service.
You understand and agree that you will not use the Services to engage in the prohibited conduct below:
- You shall not use the Services for any illegal purpose, or in violation of any local, state, national, or international law, including, without limitation, laws governing intellectual property and other proprietary rights, data protection and privacy, and import or export control.
- You agree not to license, sublicense, sell, resell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, time share, or otherwise commercially exploit or make the Services available to any third party, other than as expressly permitted by the Terms;
- You shall not use the Services to Submit Content, or use as a User ID or any name or term that (i) is the name of another person, with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) is subject to any rights of another person, without appropriate authorization; or (iii) is offensive, vulgar, pornographic or obscene.
- You shall not post, store, send, transmit, or disseminate any information or material which infringes any patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, or any other proprietary or intellectual property rights.
- You shall not directly or indirectly: (i) decipher, decompile, remove, disassemble, reverse engineer, or otherwise attempt to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Services, security-related features of the Services, features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content accessible through the Services, or features that enforce limitations on use of the Services, except to the extent applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction; (ii) modify, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of any part of the Services; or (iii) copy, rent, lease, distribute, or otherwise transfer any of the rights that you receive hereunder. You shall abide by all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations.
- You shall not, and shall not permit any third party using your account to, take any action, or Submit Content, that constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material or any junk mail, spam, or chain letters; contains software viruses or any other computer codes, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, limit, or interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any system, data, password, or other information of Tap Water Watch or any third party; or that impersonates any person or entity, including any employee or representative of Tap Water Watch. Additionally, you shall not take any action that imposes or may impose (as determined by Tap Water Watch in its sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Tap Water Watch’s or its third-party providers’ infrastructure; interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service or any activities conducted on the Service; bypass any measures Tap Water Watch may use to prevent or restrict access to the Service (or other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to the Service); run Maillist, Listserv, or any form of auto-responder or “spam” on the Service; or use manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to “crawl” or “spider” any page of the Site.
If for any reason Tap Water Watch determines that you have failed to follow these rules, we reserve the right to terminate or suspend your Account, and prohibit any and all current or future use of the Site (or any portion thereof) and/or the Services by you. If we have reason to suspect, or learn that anyone is violating these Terms, we may investigate and/or take legal action as necessary including bringing a lawsuit for damages caused by the violation. We reserve the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, cooperating with and assisting law enforcement or government agencies in any resulting investigations of illegal conduct.
5. Termination of Usage
You may cancel your Account at any time; however, unless Tap Water Watch is in breach of this Agreement and does not cure said breach within thirty (30) days of receiving written notice from you of an actual breach, identifying specifically the nature of the breach, you are not entitled to any refunds. We may cancel your Account without notice or refund to you if you violate this Agreement. If your account is cancelled, Tap Water Watch reserves the right to remove your Account information along with any Account settings from our servers with NO liability or notice to you. Once your account information and account settings are removed, you will not be able to recover this data and you will lose access to all of your content (except that content stored/published to third-party websites, that data will remain on said third-party websites pursuant to those website’s terms and conditions).
You acknowledge and understand that these Terms survive termination of your Account, including our rights regarding any content you submitted to the website before your Account was terminated. All provisions of the Terms of Service that by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability.
6. Third-Party Sites
The Services may permit you to link to other websites or resources on the internet. Links on the Services to third party websites, if any, are provided only as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave the Services. The inclusion on another website of any link to the Services does not imply control of, endorsement by, or affiliation with Tap Water Watch. Your dealings with third parties through links to such third party websites are solely between you and such third parties. You agree that Tap Water Watch will not be responsible or liable for any content, goods or services provided on or through these outside websites or for your use or inability to use such websites. You will use these links at your own risk. You are advised that other websites on the Internet, including third party websites linked from the Services, might contain material or information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate; or that is inaccurate, untrue, misleading or deceptive; or that is defamatory, libelous, infringing of others’ rights or otherwise unlawful. Tap Water Watch expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content, legality, decency or accuracy of any information, and for any products and services, that appear on any third party website or application.
7. Intellectual Property and User Content
Through the Site, App, email, websites, and other media, the Services make accessible various content, including, but not limited to, videos, photographs, images, artwork, graphics, audio clips, comments, data, text, software, scripts, campaigns, other material and information, and associated trademarks and copyrightable works (collectively, “Content”). Users may have the ability to contribute, add, create, submit, distribute, facilitate the distribution of, collect, post, or otherwise make accessible (“Submit”) Content. “User Submissions” means any Content Submitted by Users.
Our content is protected in many ways, including copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, and other rights and laws. You agree to respect all legal notices, information, and restrictions contained in any content accessed through the Services. You also agree not to change, translate, or otherwise create derivative works based off our content.
You have a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferrable license to use the website and our content solely for legally permitted activities related to our Services as outlined in these Terms.
We, including third party partners and our affiliates, may ask you for Feedback (as further defined below) on your experience with the Services. We will become the owner of any reviews, comments, suggestions or other feedback regarding the Services posted to the Site or on our social media pages (collectively, “Feedback“) and it may share with any of its affiliates. We will not be required to treat any Feedback as confidential, and will not be liable for any Feedback posted on the Site or elsewhere. Without limitation, we will have exclusive ownership of all present and future existing rights to the Feedback of every kind and nature everywhere and will be entitled to use the Feedback for any commercial or other purpose whatsoever, without compensation to you or any other person sending the Feedback. You acknowledge that you are responsible for whatever material you submit, and you, not us, have full responsibility for the Feedback, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright.
To the extent that you decide to post any content (“User Content”), including Feedback, on the Services or on our social media pages, you agree not to, and shall not permit any third party using your account to, post or transmit any unlawful, infringing, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, indecent, harmful, offensive, hateful or racially, ethnically or otherwise unlawful or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including any material that encourages criminal conduct or conduct that would give rise to civil liability, is tortious, violates any law or contract, infringes others’ intellectual property rights or otherwise violates any applicable local, state, national or international law. Specifically, you agree that your User Content will not contain third-party copyrighted material, or material that is subject to other third-party proprietary rights, unless you have permission from the rightful owner of the material or you are otherwise legally entitled to post the material and to grant us all of the license rights granted herein. We may refuse to accept or transmit User Content. Additionally, we will have the right to delete, edit, modify, reformat, excerpt, or translate any of your User Content.
You specifically waive any “moral rights” in and to the User Content. The foregoing grant includes, without limitation, any copyrights and other intellectual property rights in and to your User Content. You represent and warrant that: you own the User Content posted by you on or through the Services or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this section; and the posting of your User Content on or through the Services does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person.
8. Claims of Copyright Infringement
Tap Water Watch complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). We will remove infringing materials in accordance with the DMCA if properly notified that Content infringes copyright. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify Tap Water Watch’s Copyright Agent by email at email@example.com. Please do not send notices or inquiries about anything other than alleged copyright infringement or other intellectual property claims to our Agent for Notice. Your email must contain the following information (please confirm these requirements with your legal counsel, or see the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3), for more information):
- an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
- information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an e-mail address;
- a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
- a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site, sufficient for us to locate the material; your address, telephone number, and email address;
- a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- a statement by you that the information in your notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
If you fail to comply with these notice requirements, your notification may not be valid. Under the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material is infringing or was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, we have adopted a policy of, in appropriate circumstances, terminating User accounts that are repeat infringers of the intellectual property rights of others. We may also terminate User accounts even based on a single infringement.
9. Warranty Disclaimer
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES AND THE MATERIALS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THESE TERMS, TAP WATER WATCH AND ITS AFFILIATED COMPANIES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES (COLLECTIVELY, “TAP WATER WATCH”) EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND PERTAINING TO THE SERVICES AND THE MATERIALS HEREIN, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, SECURITY, ACCURACY, AVAILABLITY, USE REASONABLE CARE AND SKILL, AND NONINFRINGEMENT, AS WELL AS WARRANTIES ARISING BY USAGE OF TRADE, COURSE OF DEALING, AND COURSE OF PERFORMANCE. TAP WATER WATCH MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (I) THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (II) THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE OR FREE OF VIRUSES OR BUGS, (III) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, AND (IV) ANY ERRORS IN OR ON THE SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED. ANY MATERIAL, CONTENT, OR INFORMATION DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED AND/OR USED THROUGH THE SERVICES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND 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 SUCH MATERIAL, CONTENT OR INFORMATION. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM TAP WATER WATCH ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
Electronic Communications Privacy Act Notice (18 USC §2701-2711): TAP WATER WATCH MAKES NO GUARANTY OF CONFIDENTIALITY OR PRIVACY OF ANY COMMUNICATION OR INFORMATION TRANSMITTED ON THE SERVICES OR ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO THE SERVICES. Tap Water Watch will not be liable for the privacy of email addresses, registration and identification information, disk space, communications, confidential or trade-secret information, or any other Content stored on the Tap Water Watch’s equipment, transmitted over networks accessed by the Services, or otherwise connected with your use of the Services.
10. Limitation of Liability
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED IN NO EVENT SHALL TAP WATER WATCH, NOR ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS, SUPPLIERS, OR CONTENT PROVIDERS, BE LIABLE UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE (I) FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, DATA LOSS, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES (HOWEVER ARISING), (II) FOR ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE (REGARDLESS OF THE SOURCE OF ORIGINATION), OR (III) FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF (IN THE AGGREGATE) ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS ($100.00). SOME STATES OR COUNTRIES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN THESE JURISDICTIONS, TAP WATER WATCH’S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
In the unlikely event that it is not possible to provide an analysis or that an error in the analysis occurs, liability by Tap Water Watch’s or related companies and individuals is disclaimed and damages in any event are limited to the payment actually received by Tap Water Watch for the specified analysis at issue.
11. Dispute Resolution and Arbitration
It is Tap Water Watch’s goal that the Services meet your expectations and live up to our promises to you. However, there may be instances when you feel that we have not fulfilled our obligations or you may have a different type of problem or dispute that needs special attention. In those instances, we are committed to working with you to reach a reasonable resolution that satisfies you; however, we can only do this if we know about and understand your issue. Therefore, for any problem or dispute that you may have with Tap Water Watch, you acknowledge and agree that you will first give us an opportunity to resolve your problem or dispute. In order to initiate this dispute resolution process, you must first send us a written description of your problem or dispute within thirty (30) days of the Services being performed by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org You then agree to negotiate with us in good faith about your problem or dispute.
The Terms are personal to you, and are not assignable, transferable, or sublicensable by you. Any assignment in violation of this section shall be null and void. Tap Water Watch may assign, transfer, or delegate any of its rights and obligations hereunder without consent.
13. Indemnity clause
14. Notice Policy and Your Consent
Under these Terms you are contracting with FracTest LLC, a Texas limited liability company.
Notice should be addressed to: email@example.com.
For the avoidance of doubt, we are entering into this Agreement as principal and not as agent for any other company. Subject to any permitted assignment, the obligations owed by us under this Agreement shall be owed to you solely by us and the obligations owed by you under this Agreement shall be owed solely to us.
We may give notice by means of a general notice on the Site, App, electronic mail to your email address in your Account, text message, or by written communication sent by first class mail or prepaid post to your address in your Account. Such notice shall be deemed to have been given upon the expiration of 48 hours after mailing or posting (if sent by first class mail or pre-paid post) or 12 hours after sending (if sent by email or text). You may give notice to us, with such notice deemed given when received by us, at any time by first class mail or pre-paid post to the address set forth above or at such other address as we may advise from time to time, pursuant to this provision.
15. Geographic Limits of Service
We make no representation that materials contained on the Services or products described or offered on or via the Site are appropriate or available for use in jurisdictions outside the United States, or that these Terms comply with the laws of any other country. Accessing the Service is prohibited from territories where the Content is illegal. If you access the Service from other locations, you do so at your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. You agree that you will not access the Services from any territory where the contents are illegal, and that you, and not Tap Water Watch, are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.
Tap Water Watch reserves the right, at any time in our sole discretion, to limit the availability and accessibility of the Services to any person, geographic area, or jurisdiction we so desire.
16. Governing Law
These Terms of Service (and any further rules, policies, or guidelines incorporated by reference) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas and the United States, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law, and without application of the Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act or the United Nations Convention of Controls for International Sale of Goods.
You agree that Tap Water Watch and its Services are deemed passive and do not give rise to personal jurisdiction over Tap Water Watch or its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers or shareholders, either specific or general, in any jurisdiction other than the State of Texas. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms, or your use or non-use of the Services, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Dallas County in the State of Texas and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. You irrevocably waive any right you may have to trial by jury in any dispute, action, or proceeding.
17. Integration, Severability, and Survival
These Terms and other referenced material constitutes the entire agreement between you and Tap Water Watch with respect to the Services, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations, warranties, and understandings (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and Tap Water Watch with respect to the Services and govern the future relationship. If a court in any final, unappealable proceeding holds any provision of these Terms or its application to any person or circumstance invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the remainder of these Terms, shall not be affected, and shall be valid, legal and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Sections 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, and 18 will survive any termination of these Terms.
18. No Waiver
The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder.
19. State Specific Terms
There may be additional state specific rights and obligations relating to the provision of the Services. Such rights and obligations shall supersede any terms to the contrary otherwise contained in these Terms.
If you have any questions regarding these Terms, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 12, 2016
Tap Water Watch brings peace of mind back to the Tap. We are the only nationwide team of water professionals that focuses on detecting lead in drinking water, enabling customers to visualize their data and remediate any issues. Water samples are analyzed in a state and/or NELAC-certified water testing laboratory. Tap Water Watch works hand-in-hand with utilities, schools and homeowners to ensure safe, lead-free drinking water.