The ShortURL.com Redirect Service ("Service"), is owned and operated by DataTap Publishing Inc. ShortURL.com Redirect Service is provided to you ("Member") under the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service and any operating rules or policies that may be published by ShortURL.com. The Terms of Service comprises the entire agreement between Member and ShortURL.com and supersedes all prior agreements between the parties regarding the subject matter contained herein.
BY COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS AND CHOOSING THE "I ACCEPT" OPTION, YOU ARE INDICATING YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE TERMS OF SERVICE.
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE
The Service makes use of the Internet to receive and redirect requests for uniform resource locators ("URL"). ShortURL.com provides Members with a capability to use a URL via the World Wide Web and on ShortURL.com's own system. Member may use the URL to redirect the URL request to another URL of their choice provided it meets the guidelines of the Terms of Service.
REDIRECT FAILURE AND OTHER LIMITATIONS
ShortURL.com assumes no responsibility for the deletion or failure to redirect requests for uniform resource locators (URLs).
ShortURL.com has set no fixed upper limit on the number of redirects a Member may receive through the Service; however, ShortURL.com retains the right, at ShortURL.com's sole discretion, to determine whether or not Member's conduct is consistent with the letter and spirit of the Terms of Service and may terminate Service if a Member's conduct is found to be inconsistent with the Terms of Service.
ShortURL.com does not allow redirects to be integrated into a website's source code for the purpose of loading images, scripts, flash, etc, via the redirect. In other words, using a redirect URL as an "img src=", "java script src=", flash "embed src=" tag, or other sourcing tags is not allowed. Why? This can lead to an absurdly high volume of unnessary requests and bandwidth on our servers each and every time your page is loaded. And unless you're up to something fishy, this serves no purpose because you can use a long URL in your HTML without the need to use a shortened redirect -- so use the actual file location not a redirect to it. This will also ensure these elements on your pages load quickly without routing through our site.
ShortURL.com does not allow the use of redirects that are redirected to by other redirect URLs made at other redirection services. A few hundred hits a day is one thing but if you are routing a heavy number of hits through a shortURL via another redirect then we will likely shut down the short URL. An example of this would be creating a redirect with another service, lets called that, some-redirect-service.com/1234 and having that redirect to a shortURL at our services you made such as alturl.com/1234.
Member is solely responsible for the contents of his or her transmissions through the Service. Member's use of the Service is subject to all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations.
Member agrees: (1) to comply with US law regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States through the Service; (2) not to use the Service for illegal purposes; (3) not to interfere or disrupt networks connected to the Service; and (4) to comply with all regulations, policies and procedures of networks connected to the Service.
BR> The Service makes use of the Internet to receive and redirects requests for uniform resource locators; therefore, Member's conduct is subject to Internet regulations, policies and procedures. Member will not use the Service for chain letters, junk mail, spamming or any use of distribution lists to any person who has not given specific permission to be included in such a process.
ShortURL feels very strongly that the sending of unsolicited bulk email ("spamming") constitutes theft of service, and we do not condone or tolerate the use of our service for this purpose. If we receive complaints that a redirect url has been used for this purpose, we will investigate the complaints thoroughly, insure the member is infact spamming, and take legal action against the owner of this url.
Member agrees not to transmit through the Service any unlawful, harassing, libelous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, intimidating, obscene or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature. Member further agrees not to transmit any material that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation. Member shall not interfere with another Member's use and enjoyment of the Service or another entity's use and enjoyment of similar services. ShortURL.com may, at its sole discretion, immediately terminate Service should Member's conduct fail to conform with these terms and conditions of the Terms of Service.
MODIFICATIONS TO TERMS OF SERVICE
ShortURL.com may make change to the terms and conditions. Member's continued use of the Service constitutes an affirmative: (1) acknowledgment by Member of the Terms of Service and its modifications; and (2) agreement by Member to abide and be bound by the Terms of Service and its modifications.
MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE
ShortURL.com reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Service with or without notice to the Member. ShortURL.com Redirect Services shall not be liable to Member or any third party, should ShortURL.com exercise its right to modify or discontinue the Service for any reason.
MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD, AND SECURITY
Once you become a member of the Service, you shall receive a password and an account. You are entirely responsible if you do not maintain the confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities which occur under your account. You may change your password and information at any time by following instructions.
Member agrees to immediately notify ShortURL.com of any unauthorized use of Member's account or any other breach of security known to Member.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
Service is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. ShortURL.com expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
ShortURL.com makes no warranty that the service will meet Member's requirements, or that the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free; nor does ShortURL.com make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the service or as to the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained through the service or that defects in the software will be corrected.
No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by member from ShortURL.com or through the service shall create any warranty not expressly made herein.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
ShortURL.com shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, resulting from the use or the inability to use the service or for cost of procurement of substitute service or goods or for unauthorized access to or alterations of Member's account, transmissions, or data, including but not limited to damages for loss of profits, use, data or other intangible, even if ShortURL.com has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Member acknowledges and agrees that ShortURL.com neither endorses the contents of any Member sites or pages nor assumes responsibility for any threatening, libelous, obscene, harassing or offensive material contained therein, any infringement of third party intellectual property rights arising therefrom or any crime facilitated thereby.
BLATANT SEARCH ENGINE SPAMMING OF SHORTURLS
If a ShortURL is used for the purpose of creating a search engine link farm for redirecting traffic via multiple customized prefixes or paths such as: spammytext.user.shorturl.com or user.shorturl.com/spammytext/ then we will disable the subdomain in order to protect the SEO integrity and value our domains.
NO RESALE OF THE SERVICE
Member's right to use the Service is personal to Member. Member agrees not to resell the Service without the express consent of ShortURL.com
Member agrees to indemnify and hold ShortURL.com, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Member's use of the Service, the violation of the Terms of Service by Member, or the infringement by Member, or other user of the Service using Member's computer, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.
Either Member or ShortURL.com may terminate the Service with or without cause at any time and effective immediately. ShortURL.com shall not be liable to Member or any third party for termination of Service.
Should Member object to any terms and conditions of the Terms of Service or any subsequent modifications thereto or become dissatisfied with the Service in any way, Member's only recourse is to immediately: (1) discontinue use of the Service; and (2) terminate Service membership. Upon termination of the Service, Member's right to use the Service and Software immediately ceases. Member shall have no right and ShortURL.com will have no obligation thereafter to forward any requests for url's to Member or any third party.
All notices to a party shall be in writing and shall be made either via email or conventional mail. ShortURL.com may broadcast notices or messages through the Service to inform Member of changes to the Terms of Service, the Service, or other matters of importance; such broadcasts shall constitute notice to Member.
PARTICIPATION IN PROMOTIONS OF ADVERTISERS
If a Member enters into correspondence with or participates in promotions of an Advertiser listed on on ShortURL then any such correspondence or promotions, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such correspondence or promotions, are solely between the corresponding Member and the Advertiser. ShortURL.com assumes no liability, obligation or responsibility for any part of any such correspondence or promotion.
ShortURL.com may affiliatize a url during the redirection process if a URL is in no way already affiliated and loads a website
that participates in affiliate tracking with ShortURL.com. After ShortURL.com affiliates a URL, it may have extra tracking IDs appended to the original URL
and/or redirect first to an affiliate tracking service that partners with the destination website before redirecting to the destination website.
In general, any additional redirects add only small fractions of a second on to the redirection time and appear seamless to the visitor.