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By sending the dedicated keyword to the dedicated phone number you consent to receive marketing texts, offers, and coupons, sent through an automatic telephone dialing system from the business you’re signing up for, from the phone number you are sending the message to. You understand that consent is not a condition of purchase. You agree to the conditions listed. Your privacys is always respected and you can opt-out at any time by replying to a text message with the word “stop” or completing the opt-out form
Get Local SMS, LLC (here after will be referred to as GLS) – provides products and services for its text messaging service.
The following are the terms and conditions of use for access to this web site and use of the Products. By logging in to your GLS account, by accessing this web site or by accessing the GLS services via any API interface, you accept these Terms and Conditions of Use.
1. Copyright and Trademark Information
Copyright © 2014 GLS All Rights Reserved.
This web site, and the information which it contains, is the property of GLS and its affiliates and licensors, and is protected from unauthorized copying and dissemination by United States copyright law, trademark law, international conventions and other intellectual property laws. The absence of a product or service name or logo does not constitute a waiver of GLS’s intellectual property rights concerning that name or logo.
2. Site Access & User Conduct
GLS provides its “SMS Messaging Products” service solely to allow businesses and organizations a communication tool to collect user mobile numbers and to create, launch and manage text messaging services.
GLS grants you a limited license to access and make use only of the Site and related products. By completing the registration process, you agree to be bound by all of the Terms and Conditions herein. As a self-service application, you alone understand, acknowledge and agree, that you are not under the age of 18 and are in a position of authority to for legally binding contracts under applicable law. If you are using the website in your capacity as an employee, you must have the ability to bind your employer by your use of the Products.
You must complete the registration form in order to use the Products/Services.
You understand our Services are subject to subscription fees.
You are responsible for the contents of your text messages.
You certify that the mobile numbers in your subscriber list, those subscribers have given you permission to send them text messages. Plus, you are responsible for your subscribers, the management of them and are solely responsible for not sending messages to un-authorized subscribers.
You agree you will not access, upload, or otherwise use third party mobile phone lists or otherwise prepare or distribute unsolicited text messages using the GLS platform.
You agree to import, access or otherwise use only lists for which all listed parties have consented to receive correspondence from you (Permission Based Lists) in connection with your use of the GLS platform. Consent to receive text messages from you is evidenced by the respondent or registrant opting into your text message marketing campaign in the course of responding to your advertisements and promotions regarding your text message marketing campaign. You hereby covenant that you shall not use any other lists in connection.
You acknowledge and agree that you are the sole or designated “sender” of any text messages sent by you using the GLS platform.
You agree that any text message sent by you using the GLS platform will accurately and in a non-deceptive manner identify your organization, your product or your service to the full extent possible.
In your use of the GLS platform, you agree to represent you or your organization accurately and will not impersonate any other person, whether actual or fictitious.
You agree to not interfere with or disrupt this web site or any related GLS web site(s) or servers or networks connected to this web site or any related GLS web sites.
That GLS will not use contacts listed in your contact section or any other customer information for any other purposes than those intended with the service.
You will adopt and maintain the best practice recommendations.
You acknowledge and understand that delivery of text messages is not guaranteed, may not arrive by specific times, and is subject to carrier delays and maintenance.
You will adopt and maintain all advertising guidelines outlined by and in accordance with the CTIA and Mobile Marketing Association.
GLS or the partners of the company shall not be held liable for the content of the messages or the sending of the messages to un-authorized users. We have the right at any time to suspend your account if we believe you are in breach of the terms and conditions accepted by you or those you assign your password.
If you are accessing or using the GLS platform through a third party service or web site (a “Third Party Service”), you will abide by this Agreement regardless of anything to the contrary in your agreement with such third party. You shall not use such Third Party Service to avoid the restrictions set forth in this Agreement. You also agree and acknowledge that GLS is not responsible or liable for any actions of such third party or for any aspect or result of such Third Party Service. You use such Third Party Service at your own risk. You further agree and acknowledge that GLS may terminate such Third Party Service’s ability to interact with the Products at any time, with or without notice, and in GLS’s sole discretion, with no liability to you or to the third party.
3.Fees and Payment
Monthly Accounts, You will be billed in advance one months service for the use of the Text Message Marketing Products. The fees are based on the product package and depending on your usage of the system. GLS will keep your credit card information on file, and your account will automatically renew unless GLS is notified by email within 2 business days of the renewal date. Access to the GLS platform will be disabled until payment is received upon account expiration. The monthly subscription fee is billed at the rate shown at time of sign up of the website, or at current pricing upon renewal. Your monthly subscription fee will not increase during the subscription period for the service subscribed to. All prices, including but not limited to inbound and outbound text message rates, are subject to change at anytime without notice. Payment for Services will be made by a valid credit card or bank debit card. Fees are payable in US dollars. When signing up, you hereby authorize GLS to charge your credit card for such amounts. Amounts paid for the Services are not refundable. You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for paying Fees for all text messages sent through GLS regardless of whether delivery of such messages to their intended recipients is delivered, prevented or possibly blocked by any third party. Additionally, you also acknowledge that additional compliance fees will apply based upon the spam complaint rate for each text message campaign you initiate as outlined in section
Text Message Spam Complaint Rate Compliance Fee
0 – 0.50% – $15 per complaint
0.51% – 1.0% – $30 per complaint
1.01% – 3.0% – $50 per complaint
3.01% – 100.0% – $100 per complaint and account termination
Account Renewal Date, accounts renew every 31 days.
4.Opt-Out, Permission Practices and Prohibited Content
Prohibited Content. GLS prohibits the use of the Products or web site by any person or entity that:
Provides, sells or offers to sell any of the following products or content (or services related to the same): pornography or illicitly pornographic sexual products, including but not limited to magazines, video and software; escort services; dating services; adult “swinger” promotions; illegal goods; illegal drugs; illegal drug contraband; pirated computer programs; instructions on how to assemble or otherwise make bombs, grenades or other weapons.
Displays or markets material that exploits children, or otherwise exploits children under 18 years of age. Provides, sells or offers products, services or content frequently associated with unsolicited commercial email, a.k.a. spam, such as online and direct pharmaceutical sales, including but not limited to health and sexual well-being products, work at home businesses, credit or finance management, including but not limited to credit repair and debt relief offerings and stock and trading tips, and mortgage finance offers, and odds making and betting/gambling services, including but not limited to poker, casino games, horse and dog racing and college and pro sporting events.
Provides material that is grossly offensive, including blatant expressions of bigotry, prejudice, racism, hatred or excessive profanity or post any obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing or otherwise objectionable content.
Posts or discloses any personally identifying information or private information about children without their consent (or their parents’ consent in the case of a minor).
Sells or promotes any products or services that are unlawful in the location at which the content is posted or received.
Introduces viruses, worms, harmful code and/or Trojan horses on the Internet or on mobile phone applications.
Promotes, solicits or participates in pyramid schemes or multi-level channel and/or network marketing (MLM) businesses, including but not limited to personal work-at-home offers promoting “get rich quick”, “build your wealth” and “financial independence” offerings.
Engages in any libelous, defamatory, scandalous, threatening, or harassing activity.
Posts any content that advocates, promotes or otherwise encourages violence against any governments, organizations, groups or individuals or which provides instruction, information or assistance in causing or carrying out such violence.
Markets to third party voter registration lists.
Provides content, including images, of authors, artists, photographers or others without the express written consent of the content owner.
GLS, at its own discretion, may immediately disable your account or remove all or a portion of your content, without refund, if GLS believes in its sole discretion that you have violated any of the policies listed above or in this Agreement.
While GLS has no obligation to monitor the site and is not responsible for your conduct, GLS reserves the right to suspend, prohibit, deny access, edit, or take other appropriate action with respect the services it believes may be (or is alleged to be) in violation of the terms and conditions foregoing to anyone at anytime. All persons are hereby notified that use of the site constitutes consent to such actions, monitoring and auditing including that of the individual carriers and the CTIA.
All messages sent from a specific account are tallied from that account whether they are generated by GLS or sent by the account user. This includes Stop, Help and the mandated opt-in messages.
Use of the widget is free and at your discretion. GLS is not responsible or liable for any issues that may arise from placement of the widget onto a website. GLS is not responsible for any non-deliveries of messages to numbers entered into the widget. Any uses of the widget that are found fraudulent may result in deactivation of your GLS account.
Advertising your keyword. Advertisement of your keyword and local number must be in accordance with the CTIA guidelines as outlined:
Must include type of messages to be received (coupons, alerts, etc.)
Must include message frequency (how many messages the user should expect to receive each month)
Must include Stop information in bold
Failure to to do so will result in; first a resolution period to correct infractions; if the infraction has not been corrected with the 5-day allotment, termination of the keyword will take place until the corrections are made
6.Unavailability of Service
GLS may require short periods of unavailability of services for numerous reasons such as to implement changes, upgrades and maintenance. We will use reasonable endeavors to perform the activities which requires the unavailability of the services, or which is reasonably likely to have an adverse effect upon the services during hours that GLS believes will have the least impact on our clients. In the case of un-planned maintenance or server related problems, GLS shall provide as much advance notice to clients as is reasonably practicable, if possible.
7.Restrictions, Responsibilities and Supported Carriers
GLS will not use your customer list or any other customer information for any other purposes than those intended with the service. Your customer information will not be shared with any other parties unless required by law. Upon termination of the account all names, phone numbers, and other subscriber information will be deleted/destroyed securely within 30 days.
The GLS text messaging system supports the following carriers: AT&T, CBW, Cricket, nTelos, Sprint, Nextel, Boost, US Cellular, Virgin Mobile, Verizon Wireless, T Mobile and Alltel. Not all subscribers of these carriers will be able to receive messages due to certain carrier company plans/settings.
No Rights in Software. This is an Agreement for services and access to this web site, and you are not granted a license to any software by this Agreement. You will not, directly or indirectly, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to discover the source code, object code, or underlying structure, ideas, or algorithms of, or found at or through the Products or any software, documentation, or data related to the Products (“Software”); remove any proprietary notices or labels from the Products or any Software, modify, translate, or create derivative works based on the Products or any Software; or copy, distribute, pledge, assign, or otherwise transfer or encumber rights to the Products or any Software.
Intellectual Property. You acknowledge and agree that the Services and the GLS company name and logos and all related product and service names, design marks and slogans, are the property of GLS or its affiliates or suppliers. You are not authorized to use any of the Names and Logos in any advertising, publicity or any other commercial manner without the prior written consent of GLS. Your use of the Services confers no title or ownership in the Services,the Software or the Names and Logos and is not a sale of any rights in the Services, the Software or the Names and Logos.
The Services may only be used for lawful purposes. Transmission or solicitation of any material that violates the Code of Conduct, the United States federal, state or other laws that may apply in this jurisdiction or your local area is prohibited.
Your Information. In using the varied features of the service, you may provide information about yourself or your employer (such as name, contact information, or other registration information) to GLS. GLS may use this information and any technical information about your use of the service to tailor its presentations to you, facilitate your movement through the platform, or communicate separately with you. If you accessed the platform as a result of solicitation by a marketing partner of GLS, GLS may share your information with the marketing partner and the marketing partner may share related information with GLS. Except as described above, GLS will not provide your information, including your contact and account information, to third parties who you have not authorized to receive such information, except (i) as required by law or court order, including without limitation judicial process and law enforcement, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with law or a court order or (ii) if your GLS account was terminated due to unsolicited commercial text messages being sent from your GLS account. GLS will never sell or rent your contact lists to anyonevand will never utilize your subscriber or contact list for internal marketing or promotional purposes or for any purpose other than providing the service. GLS acknowledges your ownership right in your subscriber lists. In the event GLS amends or revises the policy described in the immediately preceding sentence, it will provide advance notice of such amendment or revision.
The Services are available only to persons who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, the Services are not available to individuals under the age of 18. If you do not qualify, you are not permitted to use the Services. GLS is only available to customers whose principal business matters and subscribers reside in the United States.
This subscription agreement is effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate this agreement at any time by calling or emailing GLS customer support. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TERMINATING YOUR ACCOUNT AND THIS AGREEMENT AND GLS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR FAILURE TO PROPERLY TERMINATE YOUR ACCOUNT AND THIS AGREEMENT AND ANY CREDIT CARD CHARGES AND FEES YOU INCUR AS A RESULT OF YOUR FAILURE TO PROPERLY TERMINATE YOUR ACCOUNT AND THIS AGREEMENT. Refunds will only be issued on any unused portion of prepaid monthly subscription fees. No refunds will ever be issued if the code of conduct is not followed and GLS has to terminate your account for unlawful usage.
You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, account and files. You are also solely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You may change your password, or any other account information, at any time available in the account settings section of the GLS platform. GLS will accept the instructions of any individual who claims to be authorized to direct changes to your account so long as such person presents your username and password or provides other appropriate account identifying information as determined by GLS in its discretion, by email or by phone, or through a Third Party Service, if any, through which you access the Products.
11. No Endorsement
Links to other web sites do not imply an endorsement of the materials disseminated by publishers at those web sites, nor does the existence of a link to another site imply that the organization, person publishing at that site, or any of the content at that site is endorsed by GLS. GLS is not responsible for the materials contained at any web site linking to this site.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless GLS and their respective officers, directors, owners, agents, information providers and licensors (collectively “GLS Parties”) from and against any claims, liability, losses, costs and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys’ fees) incurred by any GLS Party in connection with any use or alleged use of this website under your password by any person, whether or not authorized by you, or any other violation of this Agreement by you. GLS reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control, at its own expense, of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you. In such case, you agree to cooperate with GLS in the defense of such claims.
GLS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENTS, WHICH ARE PROVIDED FOR USE “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” GLS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEBSITE, ANY WEBSITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED AND ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES SOLD THROUGH OR RECOMMENDED BY THIS WEBSITE. GLS DOES NOT WARRANT THE FUNCTIONS, INFORMATION OR LINKS CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE OR THAT ITS CONTENTS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, THAT THIS WEBSITE, OR ITS CONTENTS, ARE FIT FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THIS WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENTS, WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, CANCELBOTS OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU (AND NOT GLS) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. GLS DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS ON THIS WEBSITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THIS WEBSITE AND THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT IS ASSUMED SOLELY BY YOU. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Any reliance upon any advice, opinion, statement or other information displayed or distributed through the Site, or by GLS agents or employees, is at your sole risk. GLS reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without notice, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the Site or to deny access to the site to anyone at anytime. Neither GLS nor its affiliates shall have any liability arising from your reliance upon the information provided on the Site.
GLS reserves the right to change any and all content contained on this site at any time without notice. Reference to any products, services, processes, or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by GLS.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK. It is solely your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of all opinions, advice, services, merchandise and other information provided on–or–through the Site or on the Internet generally.
Neither GLS nor any of its affiliates shall have any liability to you for usage charges related to any device that you use to access the Site or use of GLS’s Services, including, without limitation, usage charges for mobile telephones, Palm OS devices, Windows CE devices, car navigation systems, pagers, Smartphones, Bluetooth and other devices, whether wireless, wireline, requiring cradle synchronization or otherwise.
This website is controlled and operated by GLS from its offices in Jenkintown, PA, United States of America. GLS makes no representation that materials on this website are appropriate or available for use outside the United States of America. Those who choose to access this website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. The Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Pennsylvania, USA without regard to its choice or law or conflict of laws provisions. All legal actions in connection with the Agreement shall be brought in the state or federal courts located in Jenkintown, PA.
15. Limitation of Liability
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY, TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, SHALL GLS OR ANY OF ITS UNDERLYING SERVICE PROVIDERS, BUSINESS PARTNERS, INFORMATION PROVIDERS, ACCOUNT PROVIDERS, LICENSORS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, DISTRIBUTORS OR AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY REFERRED TO FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION AS “GLS?) BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY MONEY DAMAGES, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, COVER, RELIANCE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR PROFIT, ARISING OUT OF THE USE, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE GLS PRODUCTS OR MATERIALS ON THIS SITE, EVEN IF GLS SHALL HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY OTHER PARTY. IN THE EVENT THAT, NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, GLS IS FOUND LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES FROM ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE), THE MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF GLS TO YOU ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID FOR THE PRODUCTS IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACCRUAL OF THE APPLICABLE CLAIM, LESS ANY DAMAGES PREVIOUSLY PAID BY GLS TO YOU IN THAT TWELVE (12) MONTH
PERIOD. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THIS LIMITATION AND EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
If any provision of the Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.
GLS and you agree that this Agreement is the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications, and other understandings relating to the subject matter of this Agreement, and that all waivers and modifications must be in writing signed by both parties, except as otherwise provided herein. No delay or omission by either party in exercising any right or remedy under this Agreement or existing at law or equity shall be considered a waiver of such right or remedy. Communications made through GLSG’s messaging system shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to GLS or any of its officers, employees, agents or representatives, with respect to any existing or potential claim or cause of action against GLS or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents or representatives, where notice to GLS is required by contract, or any federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.
No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of the Agreement, and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind GLS in any respect whatsoever.
In any action or proceeding to enforce rights under the Agreement, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover its costs and attorneys’ fees.
For questions or help with your text messaging needs, please contact GLS at 267-800-2494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.