Appreci Terms and Conditions of Sevice
Welcome to Appreci. The Appreci website (the “Site”) provides information about Appreci and Appreci’s peer-to-peer recognition service (the “Service”). For Appreci registered users, the Site, together with Appreci’s mobile app (the “App”) and application programming interface (the “API”), also provides a platform and tools for using the Service and is considered a part of the Service.
- Acceptance of Terms and Conditions of Service.
Appreci Pty Ltd. (d/b/a “Appreci”) provides the Site and the Service, including the App, the API and any functionality and services, including but not limited to the Appreci Microsoft Teams application, offered on or through the Site and the Service, to you subject to these Terms and Conditions of Service (this “TOS”).
- Site Access and Account Security.
Appreci grants you a personal, limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the Site and, if you are a registered user, to access and use the Service through your browser, the App or an Integration (defined below), in each case accordance with this TOS and any Customer Agreement between your organisation and Appreci.
Appreci makes available to its customers and their users from time to time application programming interfaces, browser or other application plugins and related documentation and other related materials, which may include sample code (collectively, the “API”). If you are a registered user, or an administrator or developer on behalf of an organisation that is an Appreci customer, then you may use the API for your or such customer’s internal business purposes to develop or enable web or other software services or applications (“Integrations”) that will communicate and interoperate with the Service. Notwithstanding anything in this TOS or other agreement between you or your organisation and Appreci to the contrary, the API is provided “as is,” and Appreci makes no representation or warranty of any kind in connection with the API, including without limitation any representation or warranty that the API, Integrations, or any products or results of the use of the API or Integrations will meet your or your organisation’s requirements, achieve any intended result, be compatible or work with any of your or your organisation’s or any third party’s software, systems or other services.
If you are an administrator on behalf of an organisation that is a Appreci customer, then you may designate authorised users of your organisation’s account, and by using the Site and the Service, you confirm that you are authorised by your organisation to do so. Those authorised users will have the ability to access your organisation’s account and to take any actions that users are authorised to take under this TOS and any applicable Customer Agreement. If you establish or are given a user account as an employee or contractor of an organisation that has a Customer Agreement with Appreci, you represent that you are authorised by your organisation to do so, and you agree to use the Site and the Service solely as authorised by your organisation.
If you choose or are provided with a user name, password or any other information as part of the security features of the Site or the Service, you agree to treat such information as confidential, and you agree not to disclose it to any other person or entity. You user account, if applicable, is personal to you, and you agree not to provide any other person with access to the Site or the Service through your user account. You agree to notify Appreci immediately if you become aware of any unauthorised access or use of your user name, password or other security information.
Appreci reserves the right to bar access to the Site and the Service by any unauthorised user, or any user who Appreci has reason to believe is in breach of this TOS.
- Intellectual Property Rights; Trademarks.
Except as otherwise expressly stated in this TOS, the Site and the Service, and their entire contents, features and functionality (including, but not limited to, all information, software, text, displays, images, media, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof), are owned by Appreci, its licensors or other providers of such materials and are protected by Australian and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. No right, title or interest in or to the Site or any part of the Service is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted to you in this TOS are reserved by Appreci.
Without limiting the foregoing paragraph, the name Appreci, the Appreci logo and all other trademarks, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans (“Marks”) displayed on the Site or through the Service are trademarks of Appreci or its licensors. You must not use any Marks for any purpose without prior, written permission from Appreci or its applicable licensor.
- User Content.
Portions of the Site and the Service include interactive features, such as messaging functions (peer bonuses and other forms of employee recognition), comment features, personalised areas, and profiles that allow registered users to post, display or transmit messages, content and other materials (collectively, “User Content”).
Appreci is under no obligation to review any User Content and assumes no responsibility or liability relating to any User Content. Appreci may block, reject and/or remove any User Content at any time.
You represent and warrant that you own or control all rights in and to all User Content that you post, display or transmit through the Site or the Service and that you have the right to grant the license granted below to us and our licensees, successors and assigns. You also represent and warrant that all of your User Content does and will comply with this TOS. You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Content you submit or contribute, and you, not Appreci, shall be liable for such User Content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy and appropriateness.
Any User Content you post, display or transmit through the Site or the Service may be visible to other authorised users within your organisation’s account. By providing any User Content, you grant to Appreci and its licensees, successors and assigns the right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, and distribute any such User Content, but only for (i) purposes of operating and providing the Site and the Service to you and to your organisation and other authorised users in your organisation, if applicable according to your account settings or the terms of your organisation’s Customer Agreement, and (ii) Appreci’s internal business purposes, including without limitation for analysing usage of and improving its Site and the Service.
- Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination.
You understand and acknowledge that Appreci has the right to:
- Remove or refuse to post or transmit any User Content for any or no reason in its sole discretion.
- Take any action with respect to any User Content that Appreci deems necessary or appropriate in its sole discretion, including if Appreci believes that such User Content violates this TOS, infringes any intellectual property right or other right of any person or entity, threatens the personal safety of users of the Site or the Service or could create liability for Appreci or its customers or other users.
- Disclose your identity or other information about you to any third party who claims that material posted by you violates their rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy.
- Take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorised use of the Site or the Service.
- Terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Site or the Service, including for any violation of this TOS, subject to the termination provisions of any applicable Customer Agreement between your organisation and Appreci.
Without limiting the foregoing, Appreci has the right to cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Appreci to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the Site or the Service.
- Prohibited Uses.
In accessing and using the Site and the Service, you agree not to reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store or transmit any portion of the Site or any material on the Site, except that (i) your computer or device may temporarily store copies of such materials in memory incidental to your accessing, viewing or posting such materials, (ii) you may store files that are automatically cached by your browser for display purposes, (iii) if Appreci provides you with a mobile or other application for download, you may download a single copy to your computer or device solely for your own personal use, subject to this TOS, and (iv) if Appreci provides you with access to interactive features of the Site and the Service, you may take such actions as are enabled by such features.
In addition, in connection with your use of the Site and the Service you agree not to:
- Download or copy the Site or any content or account information for the benefit of another vendor or any other third party.
- Cache or create, post or transmit any unauthorised hypertext links to the Site or frame any part of the Site or any content.
- Post, transmit or link to any User Content that you do not have a right to make available (such as material that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property rights or any other person).
- Post, transmit or link to 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.
- Use any data mining, robots, spiders or other automatic devices, processes or means to access, monitor or copy any part of the Site or any materials made available on the Site or through the Service.
- Bypass any measures used by Appreci to prevent or restrict access to the Site or the Service.
- Post, transmit or link to any material that is deceptive, defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, sexually explicit, discriminatory or otherwise objectionable.
- Violate any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding data privacy or the export of data or software to and from Australia or other countries).
- Post, transmit or link to any confidential, personal data not otherwise specifically required to use any feature of the Site or the Service,
- Exploit, harm or attempt to exploit or harm minors in any way.
- Use the Site or the Service in any way to express or comment on any political point of view or to contact or communicate with anyone who does not know you or would be unlikely to recognize you as a known contact.
- Post, transmit or link to any advertising or promotional material, except solely in connection with the peer-recognition functionality of the Site and the Service to other users in your organisation, to the extent intended by Appreci and your organisation.
- Post, transmit or link to chain letters or other repetitive communications, comments or materials, including without limitation communications to distribution lists, newsgroup aliases or group aliases.
- Impersonate or attempt to impersonate Appreci, an Appreci employee, another user or any other person or entity, or create any impression of endorsement by Appreci, or any other person without such person’s express written consent.
- Engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Site or the Service, or which, as determined by Appreci, may harm Appreci or other users of the Site or the Service.
- Use the Site or the Service in any manner that, in Appreci’s sole determination, could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Site or the Service or interfere with any other party’s use of the Site or the Service.
- Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website.
- Disclaimer of Warranties; Limitation of Liability.
APPRECI WILL USE COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE EFFORTS CONSISTENT WITH PREVAILING INDUSTRY STANDARDS TO MAINTAIN THE SITE AND THE SERVICES IN A MANNER WHICH SEEKS TO MINIMISE ERRORS AND INTERRUPTIONS TO THE SERVICES. EXCEPT FOR THE FOREGOING LIMITED WARRANTY, AND ANY WARRANTY CONTAINED IN YOUR ORGANISATION’S CUSTOMER AGREEMENT, IF ANY, YOUR USE OF THE SITE, ITS CONTENT, AND THE SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE OR THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND THE SITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY OTHER WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER APPRECI NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH APPRECI MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER THE APPRECI NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH APPRECI REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE SITE, ITS CONTENT, THE SERVICE OR ANY ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE OR THE SERVICE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVICE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.
APPRECI HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN YOUR ORGANISATION’S CUSTOMER AGREEMENT, IF ANY, AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL APPRECI, ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE, THE SERVICE, OR ANY CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE ON THE SITE OR THROUGH THE SERVICE, INCLUDING ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION (INCLUDING TORT AND BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE), EVEN IF FORESEEABLE, AND WHETHER OR NOT APPRECI HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPRECI’S LIABILITY FOR DIRECT DAMAGES, IF ANY, SHALL IN THE AGGREGATE BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO APPRECI IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACT THAT GAVE RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Appreci (and its officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, contractors, licensors, suppliers, successors and assigns) from and against any claims, demands, liabilities, damages, judgements, awards, losses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), arising out of or relating to your breach of this TOS, including, but not limited to, your User Content, your violation of any applicable law or the rights of a third party, or your use of the Site or the Service other than as expressly authorised by Appreci.
- Electronic Communication.
You consent to receive communications electronically from Appreci and its affiliates and partners. Appreci will communicate with you by email or by posting notices on the Site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that are provided to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
The Site or third parties may provide links to other Websites or resources. Because Appreci has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Appreci is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Appreci shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
- Changes to this TOS.
Appreci reserves the right to revise this TOS at any time and in Appreci’s sole discretion. Appreci will indicate at the top of this TOS the date it was last revised. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting the revised version (or such later effective date as may be indicated at the top of the revised TOS). It is your responsibility to regularly check the Site to determine if there have been changes to this TOS and to review such changes. Your continued use of the Site and/or the Service following the posting of any changes to this TOS will constitute your acceptance of any such changes. If you do not agree to the changes, you must stop using the Site and the Service.
- Procedure for Claims of Copyright Infringement.
Appreci respects the intellectual property of others, and we expect our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact Appreci’s Copyright Agent at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the following information:
- an electronic or physical signature of the person authorised to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
- a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
- a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;
- your address, telephone number, and email address;
- a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorised to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.
- Appreci’s agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:
By email: email@example.com
If any provision of this TOS is deemed by a competent court to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, the parties agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the applicable provision, and any unenforceable provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provision. From time to time Appreci may offer special promotional offers which may or may not apply to your Appreci account. Headings are for reference purposes only and do not limit the scope or extent of such section. This TOS and the relationship between you and Appreci will be governed by the laws of the state of Queensland Australia without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and Appreci agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in the state of Queensland with respect to any legal proceedings that may arise in connection with this TOS. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this TOS, or any general legal principles to the contrary, any provision of this TOS that imposes or contemplates continuing obligations on a party will survive the expiration or termination of this TOS. Any failure of Appreci to act with respect to a breach by you or others shall not serve as a waiver of its right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this TOS, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries to this TOS. Except for the applicable terms of any Customer Agreement between your organisation and Appreci, this TOS constitutes the entire agreement between you and Appreci with respect to the Site and the Service, superseding any prior understandings, representations, and agreements between you and Appreci with respect to the Site and the Service.