Alc connect plus Terms of user

Thanks for checking us out and (hopefully!) using our products and services.

By using our Services, you are agreeing to these terms. We're required to tell you that if you don't agree to the terms below, you can't use or access the Services in any manner.

Effective date: April 15, 2018

Please read on to learn the rules and restrictions that govern your use of our website(s), products, services, mobile applications, IoT plug-ins and other software (collectively, the "Services"). If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding these terms or our Services, please contact us.

These Terms of Use (the "Terms") are a binding contract between you and Alc connect plus. You must agree to and accept all of the Terms, or you don't have the right to use the Services. Your use of the Services in any way means that you agree to all of these Terms, and these Terms will remain in effect while you use the Services.

Will these Terms ever change?

We are constantly trying to improve our Services, so these Terms may need to change along with the Services. We reserve the right to change the Terms at any time, but if we do, we will bring it to your attention by placing a notice on the Services and/or by sending you an email.

If you don't agree with the new Terms, you are free to reject them; unfortunately, that means you will no longer be able to use the Services. If you use the Services in any way after a change to the Terms is effective, that means you agree to all of the changes.

Except for changes by us as described here, no other amendment or modification of these Terms will be effective unless in writing and signed by both you and us.

What about my privacy?

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") requires that online service providers obtain parental consent before they knowingly collect personally identifiable information online from children who are under 13. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from children under 13; if you are a child under 13, please do not attempt to register for the Services or send any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn we have collected personal information from a child under 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.

What are the basics of using Alc connect plus?

In order to use the Services, you may be required to sign up for an account, provide a verifiable email address, provide your name, and select a password or PIN number and user name (which may be your email address) ("Alc connect plus User ID"). You promise to provide us with accurate, complete, and updated registration information about yourself. You may not select as your Alc connect plus User ID a name that you don't have the right to use, or another person's name with the intent to impersonate that person. You may not transfer your account to anyone else without our prior written permission.

You represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract (or if not, you've received your parent's or guardian's permission to use the Services and gotten your parent or guardian to agree to these Terms on your behalf). If you're agreeing to these Terms on behalf of an organization or entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to agree to these Terms on that organization or entity's behalf and bind them to these Terms. You will only use the Services for your personal, non-commercial use, and only in a manner that complies with all laws that apply to you. If your use of the Services is prohibited by applicable laws, then you aren't authorized to use the Services. We can't and won't be responsible for your using the Services in a way that breaks the law.

As part of using the Services, you may create connections between various physical devices (which may be provided by Alc connect plus or by others), third party services, and the Services. You acknowledge and agree that you will not connect any physical devices or third party services to the Services (or otherwise use the Services) in a manner that could be dangerous to you or to others, or which could cause damage to or loss of any property (whether real, personal, tangible or intangible).

Your use of the Services is subject to the following additional restrictions:

You represent, warrant, and agree that you will not contribute any User Submission (as defined below) or otherwise use the Services or interact with the Services in a manner that:

  1. Infringes or violates the intellectual property rights or any other rights of anyone else (including Alc connect plus);
  2. Violates any law or regulation;
  3. Is harmful, fraudulent, deceptive, threatening, harassing, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise objectionable;
  4. Jeopardizes the security of your Alc connect plus account or anyone else's (such as allowing someone else to log on as you on the Services);
  5. Attempts, in any manner, to obtain the password, PIN number, account, or other security information from any other user;
  6. Violates the security of any computer network, or cracks any passwords, PIN numbers or security encryption codes;
  7. Copies or stores any significant portion of the Content (as defined below);
  8. Decompiles, reverse engineers, or otherwise attempts to obtain the source code of the Services (except (i) for sample or tutorial code examples that we provide on the Services which are clearly marked as such, or (ii) to the extent such restriction is prohibited by applicable law). In addition, if you connect any video or audio recording devices to the Services (e.g., video cameras), you understand and acknowledge that (i) Alc connect plus use of any information collected from such devices, including audio/video information, is subject to Alc connect plus' Privacy Policy, and (ii) you are responsible for obtaining (and you represent and warrant that you have obtained), any and all consents that may be required under applicable local law from all individuals who will be recorded by such devices. Without limiting any other remedy available to Alc connect plus, a violation of any of the foregoing is grounds for termination of your right to use or access the Services.

Will Alc connect plus ever change the Services?

We're always trying to improve the Services, so they may change over time. We may suspend or discontinue any part of the Services, or we may introduce new features or impose limits on certain features or restrict access to parts or all of the Services. In some cases, the changes we make to the Services may cause older hardware devices, third party services, software configurations or setups to no longer work with the Services, and you may be required to upgrade or change these devices, services, configurations or setups in order to continue using the Services. We'll try to give you notice when we make a material change to the Services that would adversely affect you, but this isn't always practical. Similarly, we reserve the right to remove any Content (including any SmartApps or device or external service connections provided by Alc connect plus or by third parties) from the Services at any time, for any reason (including, but not limited to, if someone alleges you contributed that Content in violation of these Terms), in our sole discretion, and without notice.

What are the restrictions to Content in the Services?

The materials displayed or performed on the Services, including, but not limited to, applications, software and/or services that are designed to operate with the Services ("SmartApps"), text, graphics, articles, photos, images, illustrations, User Submissions, and so forth (all of the foregoing, the "Content") are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. You promise to abide by all copyright notices, trademark rules, information, and restrictions contained in any Content you access through the Services, and you won't use, copy, reproduce, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, upload, display, license, sell or otherwise exploit for any purpose any Content not owned by you, (i) without the prior consent of the owner of that Content or (ii) in a way that violates someone else's (including Alc connect plus's) rights.

You understand that Alc connect plus owns the Services. You won't modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce (except as expressly provided in this Section), create derivative works based on, or otherwise exploit any of the Services.

The Services may allow you to copy or download certain Content; please remember that just because this functionality exists, doesn't mean that all the restrictions above don't apply.

What about information and data that I provide to the Service or that the Service collects?

You may post, upload, share, store, or otherwise provide Content, information, or data to or through the Services in various ways. Any Content, information, materials or data that you provide to us in any way through the Services is referred to as your "User Submission." In addition, when you connect various hardware devices (such as sensors), third party services, or applications (such as SmartApps) with the Services, those hardware devices and applications will in most cases provide information or data to the Services, often in an automated fashion, and we refer to this information and data as "Device Data". You own your User Submissions and Device Data, and Alc connect plus does not claim any ownership over your User Submissions or Device Data.