PLEASE READ THESE LICENCE TERMS CAREFULLY
These Terms of Service provide that all disputes between you and Global Shares Ireland Limited will be resolved by binding arbitration. You agree to give up your right to go to court to assert or defend your rights under this contract (except for matters that may be taken to small claims court). Your rights will be determined by a neutral arbitrator and not a judge or jury and your claims cannot be brought as a class action. Please review the Arbitration Agreement below for the details regarding your agreement to arbitrate any disputes with Global Shares Ireland Limited.
These Terms of Service are a reference point for you so that you can have a more thorough understanding of how our Products and Services work. We will tell you about the kinds of data we collect, give you information about billing, how we interact with you and other useful details. We encourage you to revisit these Terms of Service when you have a question about the Products and Services or want to know how something works. We hope you enjoy your Global Shares Ireland Limited experience.
Acceptance of Terms of Service
By using, visiting, or browsing the Products and Services as a user or paid or unpaid member, you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms of Service, available at www.globalshares.com/terms-and-conditions/. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, you should not use the Products and Services, including our website and software. Violation of any terms will result in termination of your account. Questions about the Terms of Service may be sent to [email protected]
Changes to Terms of Service
Global Shares Ireland Limited can refuse registration or cancel an account at its sole discretion at any time.
You may not use the Products and Services for any illegal activity or to violate laws in your jurisdiction.
You may not use the Products and Services to distribute unsolicited email (“spam”) or malicious content such as viruses or worms.
You may not exploit the Products and Services to access unauthorised information.
Global Shares Ireland Limited reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Products and Services for any reason, with or without notice.
Abuse to the Global Shares Ireland Limited website or other Products and Services may result in the temporary or permanent suspension of your account’s access to the Products and Services. Global Shares Ireland Limited, at its sole discretion, will determine what constitutes abuse. Global Shares Ireland Limited will make a reasonable attempt via email to warn the account owner prior to suspension.
Global Shares Ireland Limited owns the intellectual property rights to any protectable part of the Products and Services, including but not limited to the design, artwork, functionality, and documentation. You may not copy, modify, or reverse engineer any part of the Products and Services owned by Global Shares Ireland Limited. For more details, see below the Intellectual Property section of these Terms of Service.
Any information communicated to Global Shares Ireland Limited belongs to the person who posted such content and they are responsible for its accuracy. You give Global Shares Ireland Limited a non-exclusive, free, worldwide license for the duration of the applicable author’s rights, to publish this Content through the platform. Global Shares Ireland Limited cannot control the Content posted by users to the Products and Services, including to our user interfaces, and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You agree that under no circumstances will Global Shares Ireland Limited be liable in any way for any Content, including any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any Content. You understand that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any Content, including any reliance on the content, integrity, and accuracy of such Content.
By accessing the Products and Services, including our website and other user interfaces, you agree to use the Products and Services, including all features and functionalities associated therewith, our website, other user interfaces and all content and software associated therewith in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, or other restrictions on use of the Products and Services or Content therein. In addition, you agree not to upload, post, email or otherwise send or transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment associated with the Products and Services. You also agree not to interfere with the servers or networks connected to any portions of the Products and Services or to violate any of the procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Products and Services. You also agree not to impersonate any other person while using the Products and Services, conduct yourself in a vulgar or offensive manner while using the Products and Services, or use the Products and Services for any unlawful purpose.
By using the Products and Services, you are consenting to receive certain communications from us. For example, Global Shares Ireland Limited may send you newsletters about new Global Shares Ireland Limited features, special offers, promotional announcements and customer surveys via email or other methods.
The member who created the Global Shares Ireland Limited account and whose Payment Method is charged is referred to here as the “Admin”. The Admin has access and control over the Global Shares Ireland Limited account. The Account Owner’s control is exercised through use of the Account Owner’s password and therefore to maintain exclusive control, the Account Owner should not reveal the password to anyone. In addition, if the Admin wishes to prohibit others from contacting Global Shares Ireland Limited Customer Service and potentially altering the Admin’s control, the Account Owner should not reveal the Payment Method details (for example, the last four digits of their credit or debit card) associated with their Global Shares Ireland Limited account. By adding users to the Global Shares Ireland Limited Admin account, the admin agrees to be responsible for assuring that the persons comply with the terms of service. The Admin is therefore responsible for the actions of other users.
To access any of our Products and Services, you must have access to the Internet and must create an account, either on a free or paid-subscription basis. To use our paid Products and Services, you must have a current valid accepted payment method as indicated during sign-up (“Payment Method”).
A valid credit card is required for paid subscription Products and Services.
When you subscribe to paid Products and Services, your credit card will be billed according to current Global Shares Ireland Limited rates for the selected subscription plan to prepay usage of Product and Services for the current period. For monthly plans you will be charged subsequently on the same day of each month. If the billing date is the 29th — 31st, and the billing month does not contain this date, then the billing date will be adjusted to the last day of the current calendar month. Annual plan renewals will be charged on same day of the following year to prepay usage of Product and Services for the next annual service period.
If you choose to downgrade your subscription by switching to a free subscription plan, Global Shares Ireland Limited will change your account immediately. No credit will be applied for the unused portion of service.
If you choose to upgrade or downgrade your subscription from one paid plan (“Old Plan”) to another paid plan (“New Plan”), your service will be switched immediately to the New Plan. The payment for the unused portion of service from your Old Plan will be credited toward the price of the New Plan. Your future monthly billing date will always remain the same. If the Plan change is a downgrade, credit will be applied to future months and your next monthly fee will be charged when the credit from the Old Plan has been used. If the Plan change is an upgrade, you will be charged the remaining portion for the current billing period immediately, and subsequent months will be charged on your previously existing billing date. Remaining credit from the current billing period will be calculated based on the number of remaining days in the current billing month. Questions about Global Shares Ireland Limited billing should be sent to [email protected] and they will be answered within 24 hours, Monday — Friday.
Global Shares Ireland Limited does not provide refunds for Products and Services.
European merchants who have not provided valid VAT ID will be charged VAT in addition to the base product price. VAT will be calculated based upon the merchant’s home country VAT rate.
You can cancel your paid subscription to Global Shares Ireland Limited Products and Services at any time by downgrading to a free plan. There will be no subsequent charges to your credit card after cancellation.
You may terminate your account by selecting “Close my account” option in your account. You need to cancel your paid subscription before you can close your account.
We reserve the right in our sole and absolute discretion to make changes from time to time and without notice in how we operate the Products and Services. Any description of how the Products and Services work should not be considered a representation or obligation with respect to how the Products and Services always will work. We are making constant adjustments to the Products and Services and often these Terms of Service do not capture these adjustments completely. We will continue to optimise our products and features to improve and increase the functionality and what we offer to you.
You are responsible for updating and maintaining the truth and accuracy of the information you provide to us relating to your account. You are also responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your Global Shares Ireland Limited account. If you disclose your password to anyone or share your account with other people, you take full responsibility for their actions. Where possible, users of public or shared networks should log out at the completion of each visit. If you find that you are a victim of identity theft and it involves a Global Shares Ireland Limited account, you should notify us at [email protected]. Then, you should report this instance to the relevant authorities in your area. Also, you should be mindful of any communication requesting that you submit credit card or other account information. Providing your information in response to these types of communications can result in identity theft. Always access your sensitive account information by going directly to the Global Shares Ireland Limited website and not through a hyperlink in an email or any other electronic communication, even if it looks official. Global Shares Ireland Limited reserves the right to place any account on hold anytime with or without notification to the member in order to protect itself and its partners from what it believes to be fraudulent activity.
UNLESS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT, Global Shares Ireland Limited MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER. Global Shares Ireland Limited DOES NOT WARRANT THE RESULTS OF USE OF ANY OF THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, AND ACCOUNT HOLDER ASSUMES ALL RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY WITH RESPECT THERETO.
Copyright. The Products and Services, including all content included on our user interfaces, or delivered to members as part of the Products and Services, including, but not limited to, source code, data compilations, and software, are the property of Global Shares Ireland Limited. While the Products and Services include open-source software available for free, the compilation of all content and any software or other materials provided by Global Shares Ireland Limited, or in connection with the Products and Services are the exclusive property of Global Shares Ireland Limited and its licensors and are protected by the copyright and trade secret laws in the territories in which the Products and Service operate and by international treaty provisions. Content shall not be reproduced or used without express written permission from Global Shares Ireland Limited. You agree to adhere to the restrictions set forth in these Terms of Service. You agree not to decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible from Global Shares Ireland Limited, not to insert any code or product into or manipulate the content of the Products and Services in any way, and not to use any data mining, data gathering or extraction method. Global Shares Ireland Limited reserves the right to terminate your membership hereunder if Global Shares Ireland Limited in its sole and absolute discretion, believes that you are in violation of Global Shares Ireland Limited software restrictions, restrictions against copying the Products and Services provided to you by us, or other unauthorized copying or use of our proprietary content in violation of the copyrights of Global Shares Ireland Limited. Global Shares Ireland Limited does not promote, foster or condone the copying of third party products or categories or any other infringing activity.
The Products and Services, including but not limited to their graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts and service belong to Global Shares Ireland Limited. These may not be used or reproduced without prior written approval from Global Shares Ireland Limited and may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not affiliated with Global Shares Ireland Limited in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, in any manner that dilutes the rights of Global Shares Ireland Limited, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Global Shares Ireland Limited. Global Shares Ireland Limited holds patents and trademarks pending that apply to the Products and Services and our operations.
Global Shares Ireland Limited is free to use any comments, information, ideas, concepts, reviews, or techniques or any other material contained in any communication you may send to us (“Feedback”), including responses to questionnaires or through postings to the Products and Services, including the Global Shares Ireland Limited website and user interfaces, without further compensation, acknowledgement or payment to you for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products and creating, modifying or improving the Products and Services. Furthermore, by posting any Feedback on our site, submitting Feedback to us, or in responding to questionnaires, you grant us a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free irrevocable license, including the right to sublicense such right, and right to display, use, reproduce or modify the Feedback submitted in any media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future.
From time to time, we test various aspects of our Products and Services, including our website, other user interfaces, service levels, plans, promotions, features, delivery, and pricing, and we reserve the right to include you in or exclude you from these tests without notice.
You must be 18 years of age or older to use Global Shares Ireland Limited Products and Services. In certain jurisdictions, the age of majority may be older than 18, in which case you must satisfy that age in order to become a member. While individuals under the age of 18 may use the Products and Services, they may do so only with the involvement of a parent or legal guardian, under such person’s account and otherwise subject to these Terms of Service. Unless otherwise specified, we grant you a limited, non exclusive, non transferable, license to access the Products and Services. Except for the foregoing limited license, no right, title or interest shall be transferred to you. You may not download (other than through page caching necessary for personal use, or as otherwise expressly permitted by these Terms of Service), modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, duplicate, publish, license, create derivative works from, or offer for sale any information contained on, or obtained from or through, the Products and Services, without our express written consent. You may not frame or utilise any framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Global Shares Ireland Limited without our express written consent. Any unauthorised use of the Products and Services or its contents will terminate the limited license granted by us and will result in the cancellation of your subscription.
Global Shares Ireland Limited may from time to time recommend or enable third party apps, software, products, services or websites links for your consideration or use. Such apps, software, products, services, and links are provided only as a convenience to you and does not constitute or imply an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or affiliation by or with Global Shares Ireland Limited with respect to any third party, any third party’s party apps, software, products, services or websites. These Terms of Service do not apply to such third party apps, software, products, services or websites and you should review such third party the agreements relates to such third party apps, software, products, services or websites they may be different than these Terms of Service and it is your sole responsibility to comply with such third party terms. Your use or access to any third party’s apps, software, products, services or websites is at your own risk. GLOBAL SHARES IRELAND LIMITED MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THIRD PARTY APPS, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR WEBSITES AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR YOUR USE OF ANY THIRD PARTY APPS, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS SERVICES OR WEBSITES.
These Terms of Service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Ireland without regard to conflict of laws provisions. If any provision or provisions of these terms shall be held to be invalid, illegal, unenforceable or in conflict with the law of any jurisdiction, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby, and shall remain in full force and effect.