Terms of Service

WiredTrust, Inc. Terms of Service

Terms of Service

Effective Date: March 23, 2011

WiredTrust.com (“WiredTrust” or the “Site”) is operated by WiredTrust, Inc. (“we”, “us” or “WiredTrust” and is designed to be a provider of risk management consulting services.

This Terms of Service sets out the rules and conditions that apply to your use of the Site or any of our services or features. It is a condition of your use of this Site that you agree to the terms hereof and our privacy policy in their entirety, creating a binding contract between you and WiredTrust. These terms apply to all users of the Site. By use of this Site, communications to or with us or use of any of our services, products or applications, you have evidenced your agreement to these terms. If you do not agree with any of these terms or our privacy policy please exit our Site and do not use our services, products or applications or Site or submit information to us in any way.

At all times, if there is a conflict, the terms and conditions in the WiredTrust Master Services Agreement (MSA), if you have entered into one, apply and supersede these terms. The terms and conditions in the MSA also apply to offline communications between you and WiredTrust.

In this Terms of Service "you" or "your" means any individual using the Site.

Permitted Users

Use of the Site is void where prohibited by applicable law. By using the Site, you represent and warrant that you have read and agree to the Terms of Service.

Amendments and Special Terms

We may amend or supplement this Terms of Service and our privacy policy at any time and from time to time. Please check this Terms of Service each time you access and use the Site, our products, services or applications, so that you will understand the terms that apply to your visit and use of the Site, products, services or applications. Sometimes we have special terms of use that apply to a feature, service or activity (such as a promotion or contest). If a special terms of use applies, it will be noted in connection with that feature, service or activity and will form a part of this Terms of Service for those purposes.

We may change or discontinue the Site, any features, products, applications or services at any time or from time to time, in any way, for any or no reason, in our sole and absolute discretion. And we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your account and your ability to use all or any part of the Site, our features or services or participate in any Site activities for failure to comply with this Terms of Service, our privacy policy or any special terms of service related to a particular feature or service, or for any other reason whatsoever in our sole and absolute discretion. We also reserve the right, but disclaim any obligation or responsibility, to remove, monitor, flag or modify any User Generated Content (“UGC”) for any and all reasons set forth herein, in any modification hereof, in our privacy policy as in effect from time to time, or otherwise in our sole and absolute discretion.

Permitted Use and Rights

The entire contents of the Site, including text, design, look and feel, interactives, compilations, arrangement and placement, videos, animations and images, games, information, materials, functions, coding and other content ("Content") contained on the Site or used in our features or services are copyrighted to us or to our licensors or licensees. All trademarks, service marks, trade names, and trade dress are proprietary to us and/or our licensors or licensees. Except as we expressly agree in writing, no Content may be reproduced, transmitted, distributed or otherwise used in any way other than as part of the Site or as expressly set forth herein or therein. Any commercial use, "re-mailing," "framing" or high-volume or automated use of the Site or any of our features or services is prohibited. You may not use or permit others to use any data mining, robots, scraping or similar data gathering or extraction methods.

Any information, including but not limited to, remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, user generated content of any type or other submissions submitted or communicated to WiredTrust through the publicly accessible portions of the Site, are deemed non-confidential and are the exclusive property of WiredTrust. We are entitled to use any information submitted for any purpose without restriction and without compensation to, or acknowledgment of, its source. This does not apply to personal data or identifiable information as covered in our privacy policy or content submitted through the designated Client only portions of the site which you must be logged into to access.

Accounts and Registrations

Certain activities, services, information and materials provided by us on or through the Site, our features, products, applications or services may be accessed and used without your having to register at the Site. Some features, services and access require that you login with a username and password. You agree to provide, maintain and update your e-mail address and any other information about yourself requested during the registration process. You agree to provide true and accurate information about yourself in the registration form and shall inform WiredTrust promptly about any changes relevant to the registration (e.g. change of name or e-mail address).

You agree not to impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or entity, including using another person's username, e-mail, password or other account information, or another person's name, likeness, image or photograph. You also agree to promptly notify us of any compromising of your username, password, other account information, or any other breach of security that you become aware of involving or relating to the Site, our features or services.

WiredTrust shall be entitled to access anything you post on, share or communicate through our technologies or features at any time and from time to time, and may deny access to password protected features or account by blocking your User ID and password, suspending or terminating your account at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever in our sole and absolute discretion.

Safety and Security

You acknowledge that WiredTrust will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose information or materials in our possession or otherwise disclose information in our possession that we believe should be disclosed for the safety, security and well-being of the public, ourselves or our users, as more fully disclosed in our privacy policy.

In addition, you agree not to use the Site or any of our services, products, applications, features or functions to:

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account information, and for all activities that occur through the use of your account, whether or not authorized by you. We are not liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to secure your account, user name and password, unauthorized access to your account or any actions by third parties.

Your user name and password give you access to the registered services and your account. If your user name or passwords are shared with or accessed by others without your authority, you and your account will be vulnerable to misuse. Therefore, you should select a password that is "easy to remember, but hard to guess" to protect your account from unauthorized use or takeover. (To learn more about password security, visit WiredSafety.org) If you believe that your user name and password or account have been compromised, report that to us immediately at webmaster@wiredtrust.com. We may require that you provide proof of identity and account ownership before we take action on your report.

We have security processes, policies and procedures to help safeguard and prevent unauthorized access, use and/or disclosure of your personally identifiable information. Note that no processes, policies or procedures are foolproof, however, and although we use reasonable efforts to safeguard the security of your account and personally identifiable information, transmissions and storage of account and personally identifiable information are vulnerable to attack and cannot be guaranteed to be secure.

User Accounts, usernames and passwords are not transferable.

Links to Other Websites

While we may provide links to other websites owned and/or operated by us, our affiliates or others, these sites are not part of this Site, and each has different terms of use and privacy practices. Please be sure to review the applicable agreements and policies carefully when visiting other websites or any third party websites to which we link. Links provided to our other sites or third party websites, are provided merely as a courtesy and convenience to our Site visitors. Our linking to those sites is not an endorsement of those websites or their practices or policies. While we have selected those websites for what we believe to be their value to our users at the time the link is created, note that you use those sites at your own risk and we are not responsible for any content or practices or policies at those sites. We also cannot be sure that the content is appropriate or has not changed.

For Residents of California

If you are a California resident, you waive any rights you may have under California Civil Code §1542, which states: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”



While WiredTrust has used its best efforts to provide accurate and timely information on this Site, it makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy or completeness. In no event shall WiredTrust or its affiliates, licensees, owners, agents, directors, officers, employees, representatives, sponsors, suppliers, partners, or related entities be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, punitive, special, exemplary damages, or any damages whatsoever, arising from or in any way connected or relating to the Site or access to accounts, products, services, applications, features, the use or inability to use any content or material of this Site, from downloading any information, software, functions or features or materials from this Site or that may result from loss or use of data, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. In addition, WiredTrust shall not be liable for any damages or injury caused by, including but not limited to, any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation of transmission, computer virus or line failure. In addition, WiredTrust cannot be held liable for any conduct of any user and any potentially resulting damage thereof.

The information, services and products available to you on this Site may contain errors and are subject to periods of interruption. While the Site does its best to maintain the information, services and products it offers on the Site, it cannot be held responsible for any errors, defects, lost profits or other consequential damages arising from the use of the Site.




General Provisions

If any provision of the terms or provisions of this Terms of Service shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Service and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Furthermore, if any provision of these Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision. The Site's failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by the Site.

Your Comments

We are interested in receiving any feedback, comments or ideas you might have about us, the Site, our services, features and activities. Contact us at: webmaster@wiredtrust.com.

Terms of Submission for Ideas and Suggestions

You agree that: (1) your submissions and their contents will automatically become the property of WiredTrust, without any compensation to you; (2) WiredTrust may use or redistribute the submissions and their contents for any purpose and in any way; (3) there is no obligation for WiredTrust to review the submission; and (4) there is no obligation to keep any submissions confidential.

Suspension or Termination of Accounts or Prohibited Use of the Site

We reserve the right to delete or suspend any account as we believe may be necessary (determined in our sole and absolute discretion) to protect the integrity of our Site, WiredTrust or its affiliates, or the safety, privacy and well-being of our users, ourselves and third-party providers or members of the public or which has had no activity for a period of 180 days or more. If your account has been deleted for any reason, you may not reactivate it and all data, are lost permanently. If you do not want your account deleted for inactivity, make sure you use it on a regular basis.


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless WiredTrust, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of the use of wiredtrust.com by you or your Account.


YOU AGREE THAT, EXCEPT AS MAY OTHERWISE BE PROVIDED IN REGARD TO SPECIFIC SERVICES ON THE SITE IN ANY SPECIFIC TERMS APPLICABLE TO THOSE SERVICES, THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE FORUM AND REMEDY FOR ANY AND ALL DISPUTES AND CLAIMS RELATING IN ANY WAY TO OR ARISING OUT OF THESE TERMS OF USE, THE SITE AND/OR THE SERVICE (INCLUDING YOUR VISIT TO OR USE OF THE SITE AND/OR THE SERVICE) SHALL BE FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION, except that: (a) to the extent that either of us has in any manner infringed upon or violated or threatened to infringe upon or violate the other party's patent, copyright, trademark or trade secret rights, or you have otherwise violated any of the user conduct rules set forth above or in the Code of Conduct then the parties acknowledge that arbitration is not an adequate remedy at law and that injunctive or other appropriate relief may be sought; and (b) no disputes or claims relating to any transactions you enter into with a third party through the Site, our features, services or activities may be arbitrated.

Arbitration under this Agreement shall be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (the "AAA") under its Commercial Arbitration Rules and, in the case of consumer disputes, the AAA's Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (the "AAA Consumer Rules") (collectively the "AAA Rules"). The location of the arbitration shall be New York, New York and the allocation of costs and fees for such arbitration shall be determined in accordance with such AAA Rules. The arbitrator's award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, NO ARBITRATION OR CLAIM UNDER THESE TERMS OF USE SHALL BE JOINED TO ANY OTHER ARBITRATION OR CLAIM, INCLUDING ANY ARBITRATION OR CLAIM INVOLVING ANY OTHER CURRENT OR FORMER USER OF THE SERVICE, AND NO CLASS ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS SHALL BE PERMITTED. In no event shall any claim, action or proceeding by you related in any way to the Site and/or the Service (including your visit to or use of the Site and/or the Service) be instituted more than [one (1) year] after the cause of action arose.

If you have entered into a Master Services Agreement with WiredTrust, then those terms will apply to disputes and arbitration and not these terms.

Special Provisions Applicable to Users Outside the United States.

The following provisions apply to users outside the United States: You consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. If you are located in a country embargoed by the United States, or are on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals you will not engage in commercial activities with this site.

What Our Clients are “Saying”

"WiredTrust is one of the most important leaders in the internet safety industry. We are proud to partner with them to help to educate kids and parents about this important topic."

- Dave Finnegan, Chief Information Bear
  Build-a-Bear Workshop Inc.

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