Ezoic Terms of Use

Ezoic Inc, a Nevada corporation (“Ezoic”) provides the website located at www.ezoic.com (“ezoic.com”), all the content under this domain, certain related software, and it’s services to you subject to the following terms and conditions. By using Ezoic you agree to be bound be the latest amended versions of this Agreement and Ezoic’s Privacy and Security Policy (see “Modifications” below).

SECTION 1: ACCEPTING THE TERMS

Ezoic optimizes, caches, alters, monetizes, collects data, and serves your website to end users. Services include but are not limited to analytics tools, reporting and optimization tools and services. By using the information, tools, features and functionality located on Ezoic.com, through any Ezoic APIs, or through any software or other websites that interface with Ezoic.com or its APIs, (collectively the “Service”), you agree to be bound by this Agreement, whether you are a “Visitor” (meaning you merely browse the Ezoic.com website) or you are a “Member” (meaning you have registered with Ezoic). The term “you” or “User” refers to a Visitor or a Member. If you wish to become a Member and make use of the Service you must read this Agreement and indicate your acceptance during the Registration process. If you accept this Agreement, you represent that you have the capacity to be bound by it or, if you are acting on behalf of a company or entity, that you have the authority to bind such entity.

SECTION 2: COPYRIGHTS

All content included on Ezoic.com, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, as well as the compilation of that content into one, coherent website, is the property of Ezoic and protected by United States and international copyright laws. Reproduction of the content of Ezoic.com without the written permission of Ezoic is prohibited.

SECTION 3: TRADEMARKS AND SERVICEMARKS

Ezoic, the Ezoic logo, and other Ezoic graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks, certification marks, service marks, or other trade dress of Ezoic or its subsidiaries. Ezoic’s trademarks, certification marks, service marks, and trade dress have inherent meaning and substantial value because of their restricted use. They may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Ezoic’s, in any manner without Ezoic’s permission. All other trademarks not owned by Ezoic or its subsidiaries that appear on Ezoic.com are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Ezoic or its subsidiaries.

SECTION 4: LICENSE TO ACCESS EZOIC.COM AND SERVICES AND AVAILABILITY

In consideration for accessing Ezoic.com and the Service, Ezoic grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of the website. This license prohibits your downloading (other than page caching) or modifying any portion of it, except with express, written consent of Ezoic. This license does not allow resale of Ezoic’s services without Ezoic’s written permission. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Ezoic.com without express written consent of Ezoic. You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing Ezoic’s name or trademarks without the express written consent of Ezoic. Any unauthorized use automatically terminates the permission or license granted by Ezoic and may incur legal liabilities for any damages. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to any non-password protected directories. You may not use any of Ezoic’s proprietary graphics or trademarks as part of the link without express written permission.

EZOIC MAKES NO GUARANTEE REGARDING THE LEVEL OF PAGEVIEWS OR AD IMPRESSIONS OR CLICKS OR THE AMOUNT OF PAYMENT MADE TO YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT. IN ADDITION, FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, EZOIC DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES OR DURING ANY DOWN TIME (i) CAUSED BY OUTAGES TO ANY PUBLIC INTERNET BACKBONES (ii) CAUSED BY ANY FAILURES OF YOUR EQUIPMENT, SYSTEMS OR SERVICES, (iii) FOR PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE (iv) CAUSED BY A TECHNICAL ERROR, CODING ERROR, UPDATES, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR (v) RELATING TO EVENTS BEYOND EZOIC’S CONTROL SUCH AS STRIKES, RIOTS, INSURRECTION, FIRES, FLOODS, EXPLOSIONS, WAR, GOVERNMENTAL ACTION, LABOR CONDITIONS, EARTHQUAKES, NATURAL DISASTERS OR INTERUPTIONS TO INTERNET SERVICES IN AN AREA WHERE EZOIC OR YOUR SERVERS ARE LOCATED OR CO-LOCATED. EZOIC RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SUSPEND OR INTERRUPT ACCESS TO THE SERVICE OR PORTIONS OF OUR WEBSITE, AT ANY TIME, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE.

LIMITATIONS ON REVERSE ENGINEERING, DECOMPILATION, AND DISASSEMBLY.

You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the Service or any software made available to you through ezoic.com, ezoic.net or it’s related services, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation.

SECTION 5: ACCOUNTS AND PASSWORDS

YOU MAY ONLY HAVE ONE EZOIC ACCOUNT. If you are issued an account, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. Ezoic reserves the right to, under its sole discretion, refuse service, suspend or terminate accounts, or otherwise restrict access to Ezoic.com and the Ezoic Service.

SECTION 6: ADVERTISING AND PAYMENT

If you designate another entity to be your representative, then that representative shall be (“Payee”).  In all other cases you are the (“Payee”)

You understand and agree that Ezoic will place advertisements or ad network code on your website. Unless otherwise agreed to by the parties in writing (including by electronic mail), payments to Payee shall be sent by Ezoic within approximately forty five (45) days after the end of each calendar month that you utilize the Ezoic Service and your balance is $20 or more. In the event the Agreement is terminated, Ezoic shall pay Payee’s earned balance to Payee within approximately ninety (90) days after the end of the calendar month in which the Agreement is terminated by you (following Ezoic’s receipt of your written request, including by email, to terminate the Agreement) or by Ezoic. In no event, however, shall Ezoic make payments for any earned balance less than $10. However, in the event that Ezoic is investigating your account for violations of these terms, Ezoic may withhold payment for up to (90) days while the investigation is pending and Ezoic is awaiting confirmation from ad networks of valid traffic and revenue.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, Ezoic shall not be liable for any payment based on: (a) any amounts which result from invalid queries, invalid Referral Events, or invalid clicks or impressions on Ads generated by any person, bot, automated program or similar device, as reasonably determined by Ezoic, including without limitation through any clicks or impressions (i) originating from Your IP addresses or computers under Your control, (ii) solicited by payment of money, false representation, or request for end users to click on Ads, or (iii) solicited by payment of money, false representation, or any illegal or otherwise invalid request for end users to complete referral events; (b) ads delivered to end users whose browsers have JavaScript disabled; (c) ads benefiting charitable organizations and other placeholder or transparent ads that Ezoic may deliver; or (d) clicks co-mingled with a significant number of invalid clicks described in (a) above, or as a result of any breach of this Agreement by you for any applicable pay period. Ezoic reserves the right to withhold payment or charge back Payee’s account due to any of the foregoing or any breach of this agreement by you, pending Ezoics’ reasonable investigation of any of the foregoing or any breach of this Agreement by you, or in the event that an advertiser or ad network whose ads are displayed in connection with your site defaults on payment for such ads to Ezoic. All revenue amounts shown in the Ezoic publisher area, including but not limited to your dashboard, Earnings section, Advanced Reporting and reported via the reporting API are estimated and are subject to change at any time.  You agree to pay all applicable taxes or charges imposed by any government entity in connection with your participation in the Program. Ezoic may change its pricing and/or payment structure at any time. If you dispute any payment, you must notify Ezoic in writing within thirty (30) days of any such payment; failure to so notify Ezoic shall result in the waiver by you of any claim relating to any such disputed payment. Payee shall receive a payment of 100% of the Net Revenue generated from the advertisements placed on your website for your benefit (“Your Website Ads”), less any adjustments for fraud, invalid traffic, traffic quality, website quality, click-fraud, ezoic improvement metrics and/or advertiser or ad network charge-backs, in each case as determined by Ezoic.  (“Net Revenue”) is 100% of the total amount paid by advertisers or ad networks to Ezoic originating from Your Website Ads, less any charges or fees related to the acquisition, targeting, delivery and serving of ads or pageviews.  By way of example, charges or fees may include items such as ad server fees, third party data fees, etc. Payment shall be calculated solely based on records maintained by Ezoic. No other measurements or statistics of any kind shall be accepted by Ezoic or have any effect under this Agreement. The payments made under this Agreement are for use by Payee and you only and may not be transferred or in any manner passed on to any third party (i.e., distributed to Properties managed by You that require separate payments) unless expressly authorized in writing by Ezoic (including by electronic mail).

You may NOT click on ads on your own website or cause, solicit or encourage others to click on ads on your website.

Participation in Services is subject to your acceptance and continued compliance with this agreement and with the Google Adsense Advertising Policies outlined at https://www.google.com/adsense/policies. You agree that Ezoic is not, and can not, under any circumstances be held responsible for the removal or banning of your site by Google Adsense or any other online advertising program.

You authorize Ezoic to represent you and/or act as an agent on your behalf in dealings with ad networks.  Ezoic may represent your website’s inventory, setup your website and domain(s) and complete other such actions in order to get approved and to get ads running from such network.

Ezoic may charge fees for the use of the Services or part of them and may include advertisements or other commercial content in an Ezoic product or page including such which have been created by users unless stated otherwise.

You acknowledge that the use of Ezoic Services may, under certain circumstances, raise or lower the cost of your ad serving, web hosting, analytics or other third-party services. Ezoic is in no way responsible for any change in costs associated with the Service.

SECTION 7: YOUR CONTENT AND COPYRIGHTS

You retain full copyrights in any of your materials served through Ezoic. Ezoic a You acknowledge that Ezoic will modify the content of your site, including but not limited to changing the layout, colors, removing content and adding content. Ezoic is not responsible for any search engine ranking changes or other traffic changes to your site. You hereby grant to Ezoic a nonexclusive, worldwide license (a) to sell (if you authorize Ezoic to do so on your behalf), deliver, publish, republish, display, distribute; (b) to reproduce and store the content on Ezoic’s computers and servers, and make back-ups of the content for disaster recovery purposes; (c) to reformat, edit, display, market, transmit, distribute, and otherwise digitally make available to end users all or any portion of the content for download, access, and viewing on a portable electronic device, making any modifications as needed to optimize how the content is displayed on a portable electronic device; and (d) to display excerpts of the content for marketing purposes. Ezoic retains full copyrights to all website layouts created by Ezoic. Should you discontinue Services, you agree that you will not utilize, copy or attempt to copy the layouts or modifications made to your site by Ezoic, however you will retain full copyrights of all of your original website content.  You hereby agree that if you shall notify Ezoic if you have any legal obligations to show specific content are advertisements on your site and that you hold You agree to indemnify and hold Ezoic, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of the removal or failure to display such content or advertisements.

SECTION 8: DEVICE APPLICATIONS

You acknowledge and agree that, if you opt in, Ezoic will create native applications for device platforms such as iOS and/or Android. The application will be the sole property of Ezoic Inc. and you grant Ezoic a nonexclusive license to reproduce and store your content on such applications. Mobile applications will only update their content if you have Ezoic enabled for mobile and tablet devices and showing at least 50% Ezoic versions. If you choose to discontinue the Ezoic service, turn off mobile or tablet or to show less than 50% Ezoic version on those platforms, the content in your application may stop updating. However, due to the nature of applications, users that have already installed such application will continue to have access to the outdated content and new users may install the applications using application stores such as the Apple App store, Google Play or similar. If you would like the application removed from those stores, please notify us in writing and we notify the participating app stores.

SECTION 9: RECORDS OF EZOIC.COM VISITOR USE AND ABUSE

As a visitor to Ezoic.com and a user of the Ezoic Service, you consent to having your Internet Protocol address recorded and your activities monitored to prevent abuse.

SECTION 10: PRIVACY & GDPR

Details of Ezoic’s privacy policy and compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation can be found in the Privacy and GDPR tabs of this page.

SECTION 11: LIMITATION ON CACHING

You acknowledge that Ezoic’s Service is offered as a platform to optimize, cache and serve web pages and websites and is not offered for other purposes, such as remote storage. Accordingly, you understand and agree to use the Service solely for the purpose of optimizing, hosting and serving web pages as viewed through a web browser or other application and the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) protocol or other equivalent technology. Ezoic’s Service is also a shared web caching service, which means a number of customers’ websites are cached from the same server. To ensure that Ezoic’s Service is reliable and available for the greatest number of users, a customer’s usage cannot adversely affect the performance of other customers’ sites. Additionally, the purpose of Ezoic’s Service is to proxy web content, not store data. Using an account primarily as an online storage space, including the storage or caching of a disproportionate percentage of pictures, movies, audio files, or other non-HTML content, is prohibited. You further agree that if, at Ezoic’s sole discretion, you are deemed to have violated this SECTION, or if Ezoic, in its sole discretion, deems it necessary due to excessive burden or potential adverse impact on Ezoic’s systems, potential adverse impact on other users, server processing power, server memory, abuse controls, or other reasons, Ezoic may suspend or terminate your account without notice to or liability to you.

SECTION 12: INVESTIGATION

Ezoic reserves the right to investigate you, your business, and/or your owners, officers, directors, managers, and other principals, your sites, and the materials comprising the sites at any time. These investigations will be conducted the benefit of Ezoic and/or Ezoic’s partners, and not for your benefit or that of any third party. If the investigation reveals any information, act, or omission, which in Ezoic’s sole opinion, constitutes a violation of any local, state, federal, or foreign law or regulation, this Agreement, or is otherwise deemed harm the Service, Ezoic may immediately shut down your access to the Service. You agree to waive any cause of action or claim you may have against Ezoic for such action, including but not limited to any disruption to your website. You acknowledge that Ezoic may, at its own discretion, reveal the information about your web server to alleged copyright holders or other complainants who have filed complaints with us.

SECTION 13: INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify and hold Ezoic, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the Terms of Service, or your violation of any rights of another.

SECTION 14: DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

EZOIC.COM, THE EZOIC SERVICE, AND DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE ARE PROVIDED BY EZOIC ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. EZOIC MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF EZOIC.COM, THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ITS SERVICES, OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON EZOIC.COM. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF EZOIC.COM, THE EZOIC SERVICE, AND ANY DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, EZOIC DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL EZOIC BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF EZOIC.COM, THE EZOIC SERVICE, OR DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. EZOIC MAKES REASONABLE EFFORTS, BUT DOES NOT WARRANT THAT EZOIC.COM, THE EZOIC SERVICE, ANY DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE, THE EZOIC SERVERS, OR EMAIL SENT FROM ANY OF ITS DOMAINS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. EZOIC WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE EZOIC.COM, THE EZOIC SERVICE, OR EZOIC DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. EZOIC WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE REMOVAL, TERMINATION OR TERMINATION OF SERVICE FROM ANY THIRD PARTY SERVICE USED ON YOUR WEBSITE OR IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE EZOIC SERVICE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SEARCH ENGINES (SUCH AS Google, Bing, Yahoo), AD NETWORKS OR EXCHANGES (Such as Google Adsense, ValueClick, InfoLinks).

SECTION 15: TERMINATION

Ezoic’s policy is to investigate violations of these Terms of Service and terminate repeat infringers. You agree that Ezoic may, under certain circumstances and without prior notice, immediately terminate your Ezoic account, any associated email address, and access to Ezoic.com and associated Services. Cause for such termination shall include, but not be limited to: (a) breaches or violations of the Terms of Service or other incorporated agreements or guidelines; (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies; (c) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions); (d) discontinuance or material modification to the Service (or any part thereof); (e) unexpected technical or security issues or problems; (f) extended periods of inactivity; (g) you have engaged or are reasonably suspected to be engaged in fraudulent or illegal activities; (h) having provided false information as part of your account; (i) having failed to keep your account complete, true, and accurate; (j) any use of the Service deemed at Ezoic’s sole discretion to be prohibited; (k) use of fraudulent payment methods; and/or (l) nonpayment of any fees owed by you in connection with Ezoic.com and associated Services. Further, you agree that all terminations for cause shall be made in Ezoic’s sole discretion and that Ezoic shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your account, access to the Service, or any disruption to your services such a termination may cause. You expressly agree that in the case of a termination for cause you will not have any opportunity to cure. You further acknowledge and agree that notwithstanding any termination, your obligations to Ezoic set forth in Sections 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 23, 24, 25 and 26 shall survive such termination.

SECTION 16: DMCA & ABUSE REPORTS

Ezoic is a pass-through network and, at most, caches content for a limited period in order to improve network performance. Ezoic automatically removes content from our caches within seven days of when it has been removed from our customer’s origin web server. Ezoic is not a hosting provider and has no way of removing abusive content on third party hosting services. Individuals or copyright holders concerned with content served through Ezoic’s network may submit a complaint for investigation to: https://www.ezoic.com/abuse.php. Ezoic does not accept abuse complaints submitted over the telephone. If you would prefer not to use our complaint submission form, you may mail your complaint to:
Ezoic, Inc.
Attn: Abuse Department
5870 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, California
92008
Please provide detailed information supporting your complaint as well as an affidavit attesting to its validity. By submitting a complaint, you acknowledge that, at Ezoic’s sole discretion, copies of the complaint may be provided to the Ezoic user, the user’s hosting provider, posted on Ezoic’s website, and/or provided to third party services such as ChillingEffects.org.

SECTION 17: MODIFICATIONS

Ezoic may modify this Agreement from time to time. Any and all changes to this Agreement will be posted on Ezoic.com. In addition, the Agreement will indicate the date it was last revised. You are deemed to accept and agree to be bound by any changes to the Agreement when you use the Service after those changes are posted.

SECTION 18: LINKS

The Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other websites or resources. Because Ezoic has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Ezoic 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 Ezoic 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.

SECTION 19: PUBLICITY AND CONFIDENTIALITY

Ezoic shall be permitted to identify you as a customer, to use your website’s name in connection with proposals to prospective customers, to hyperlink to your website’s home page, to display your logo on the Ezoic’s web site, and to otherwise refer to you in print or electronic form for marketing or reference purposes. Ezoic may utilize information gathered from the Mediation App and the Adsense Certified Program (“Mediation Information”) for it’s own purposes and for providing generalized statistics and optimizations. Ezoic may not disclose Mediation Information to any third-party other than authorized third parties. Authorized parties may include app developers, industry partners, channel partners and investment partners – provided that they have a privacy and non-disclosure agreement in place with Ezoic. You may not disclose or cause to be disclose, Ezoic Confidential Information without Ezoic’s prior written consent. “Ezoic Confidential Information” include without limitation: (a) all Ezoic software, technology programming, specifications, materials, guidelines and documentation relating to the Ezoic Service; (b) rpmv, cpms, click-through rates or other statistics relating to your site’s performance in Ezoic Service; (c) screenshots, pictures, drawings or other representations or descriptions of Ezoic Service, including the entire Ezoic publisher area, reporting area, setting pages and (d) any other information designated in writing by Ezoic as “Confidential” or an equivalent designation. However, you may disclose the amount of Ezoic’s gross payments to you from the Service.

SECTION 20: NO THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES

You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in this Terms of Service, there shall be no third party beneficiaries to this Agreement.

SECTION 21: WAIVER

The failure of Ezoic to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms of Service 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, and the other provisions of the Terms of Service remain in full force and effect.

SECTION 22: SEVERABILITY OF TERMS

If any provision of the Terms of Service 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, and the other provisions of the Terms of Service remain in full force and effect.

SECTION 23: NON-TRANSFERABILITY OF ACCOUNTS

You agree that your Ezoic account is non-transferable except with the written consent of Ezoic.

SECTION 24: TIME LIMITATIONS FOR CLAIMS

You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of Ezoic.com must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

SECTION 25: APPLICABLE LAW

By visiting Ezoic.com, you agree that the laws of the United States and, specifically, those of the state of California, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Ezoic or its affiliates. Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this Agreement shall be adjudicated in San Diego County, California, USA.

SECTION 26: ARBITRATION

In the case of any disputes under this Agreement, the parties shall first attempt in good faith to resolve their dispute informally, or by means of commercial mediation, without the necessity of a formal proceeding. Any controversy or dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement, or the breach thereof, which cannot otherwise be resolved as provided above shall be resolved by arbitration conducted in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitral tribunal may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The arbitration tribunal shall consist of a single arbitrator mutually agreed by the parties, or in the absence of such agreement within thirty (30) calendar days from the first referral of the dispute to the AAA, designated by the AAA. The place of arbitration shall be San Diego, California, U.S.A., unless the parties shall have agreed to another location within fifteen (15) calendar days from the first referral of the dispute to the AAA. The arbitral award shall be final and binding. The parties waive any right to appeal the arbitral award, to the extent a right to appeal may be lawfully waived. Each party retains the right to seek judicial assistance: (i) to compel arbitration; (ii) to obtain interim measures of protection prior to or pending arbitration, (iii) to seek injunctive relief in the courts of any jurisdiction as may be necessary and appropriate to protect the unauthorized disclosure of its proprietary or confidential information, and (iv) to enforce any decision of the arbitrator, including the final award. The arbitration proceedings contemplated by this Section shall be as confidential and private as permitted by law. To that end, the parties shall not disclose the existence, content or results of any proceedings conducted in accordance with this Section, and materials submitted in connection with such proceedings shall not be admissible in any other proceeding, provided, however, that this confidentiality provision shall not prevent a petition to vacate or enforce an arbitral award, and shall not bar disclosures required by law.

SECTION 27: VERSIONS

The authoritative version of Ezoic’s Terms of Service is available at: www.ezoic.com/terms.php. While translations of these terms may be provided in multiple languages for your convenience, the English language version hosted at the link above is binding for all users of Ezoic.com, the Ezoic Service, and any Ezoic Downloadable Software.

SECTION 28: HEADINGS

The headings and section titles in the Terms of Service are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION AND WEBSITE

As you may know, the European Union will begin enforcing new data protection legislation in May 2018 called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is a huge step forward in holding service providers accountable for how they store and use your personal data in the European Union. Most of our policies are already aligned with the GDPR’s requirements, but we did need to make a few changes to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Ezoic is committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect lawfully in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679).

Our principal activities are:

  • Website analytics
  • Website personalization
  • Website hosting

Our privacy policy covers Ezoic Inc., Ezoic Limited and it’s Website:

Ezoic Inc.

5870 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, California, United States

Ezoic Limited

Toffee Factory, Lower Steenbergs Yard, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 2DF United Kingdom

DATA

In order to provide our products and services and related support, it is necessary for Ezoic to transfer your personal data outside of the European Union.  In such case, the data controller for this data for EU residents is Ezoic Inc. having it’s registered offices at 5870 El Camino Real Carlsbad, California, United States.  All questions of requests regarding the processing of data may be addresses to data@ezoic.com

PROVIDING VISITORS WITH ANONYMOUS ACCESS

If you do not consent to such collection, you can access our website at ezoic.com without disclosing your personal data.

AUTOMATIC COLLECTION OF INFORMATION

As part of the Ezoic Service, Ezoic will record the traffic to certain websites. In doing so, you acknowledge that Ezoic acts as your limited agent (and data controller in the EU context) to you for the purpose of providing Internet data and optimization services. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to ensure that the use of Ezoic’s Service is permitted under the laws of your jurisdiction and you agree to indemnify and hold Ezoic harmless if your use of the Service is in violation of local law. You agree to post an easily accessible privacy policy on your website that, at a minimum, discloses any and all uses of personal information that you collect from users including any information collected via the Service and that your privacy policy will link to an Ezoic privacy policy generated for your site. You agree to indemnify and defend Ezoic from and against any and all claims stemming from your failure to comply with this provision and/or your failure or refusal to abide by the terms and provisions of any applicable privacy policies. You acknowledge that Ezoic may use this data to improve its service or enable other services (e.g., using visitor traffic logs or data posted through the service to improve the optimization of other websites).

Personal Information

As part of Ezoic Service, Ezoic may collect personal information as defined in GDPR (such as IP address and a unique id in a cookie) about visitors to your website for the purposes of statistics, analytics and personalization.  You may be required to disclose this collection of information to visitors from the European Union and it’s uses. You may also be required to ask visitors to your website for consent for the tracking and storage of such information.  In addition, Ezoic works with numerous third parties for the collection and storage of data and the providing of analytics and advertising services.  A detailed list of the cookies set on your domain, their purpose, and the third parties that Ezoic works with can be found in the Consent Management section of your Ezoic account.  Ezoic also provides tools to help you obtain and manage the consent of your users.  These tools are provided to assist you with compliance with GDPR, but in no way ensure compliance.

Use of Personal Information

Purpose/ActivityType(s) of DataLawful basis for processig
 To initially engage with you to discuss requirements
  •  Identity
  • Contact
 Consent
 To process applications for Ezoic Service
  •  Identity
  • Contact
  • Financial
  • Transaction
  • Technical
  • Marketing & Comms
 Your information is used to provide our products and services and order processing as well as to conduct security and fraud measures and to conduct business transactions such as payments and billings.
 To improve customer service
  •  Identity
  • Contact
  • Profile & Usage
  • Technical
  • Marketing & Comms
 Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your pre and post sales requests and provide technical and business support.
 To send periodic emails
  •  Identity
  • Contact
  • Profile & Usage
  • Technical
  • Marketing & Comms
 We may send you periodic company newsletters, new service updates, security updates, related product or service information, status updates, service availability notices and maintenance window information.
 To tell your about our products and services
  •  Identity
  • Contact
  • Profile & Usage
  • Technical
  • Marketing & Comms
 We may send you information about our products and services that may be of interest to you based on your use of other Ezoic products and services.
 To deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure and understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you
  •  Identity
  • Contact
  • Profile & Usage
  • Technical
  • Marketing & Comms
 Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products and services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy)
 To use data analytics and machine learning to improve our website, products and services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences.
  • Identity
  • Profile & Usage
Necessary for our legitimate interests (to analyse customer usage, update our website, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy)

 

PROCESSING OF DATA AND CONSENT

We will process your data for the purpose of performance of our contract with you or the legitimate interest of our business. In other cases, we will request your consent for the processing of the personal data you may submit. Your refusal to provide personal data to us for certain products and services may hinder us from fulfilling your order for those products or services. Also, if you deny or withdraw your consent to use personal data or opt out of receiving information about Ezoic’s products and services this may result in you not being made aware of sales promotions, renewal notices, periodic company newsletters, new service updates, security updates, related product or service information, and status updates on maintenance windows or service availability.

USE OF APPLICATION LOGS

Our servers automatically record information (“Application Log Data”) created by your use of our services. Application Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device and application IDs, search terms, and cookie information. We use this information to diagnose and improve our services. Except as stated in section (Data Retention), we will either delete the Application Log Data or remove any account identifiers, such as your username, full IP address, or email address, after 48 months.

DATA RETENTION

The personal information we collect is retained for no longer than necessary to fulfil the stated purposes in section “PROCESSING OF DATA AND CONSENT” above or for a period specifically required by law or regulation that Ezoic is obligated to follow. Personal data used to fulfil verification of certain types of services such as SSL certificate, payments, and billing will be retained for a minimum of 5 years depending on the class of product or service and may be retained in either a physical or electronic format. Even if you request deletion or erasure of your data, we may retain your personal data to the extent necessary and for so long as necessary for our legitimate business interests or performance of contractual obligations. After the retention period is over, Ezoic securely disposes or anonymizes your personal information in order to prevent loss, theft, misuse, or unauthorized access.

CONFIDENTIALITY / SECURITY

We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from: unauthorized access improper use or disclosure unauthorized modification unlawful destruction or accidental loss. All our employees and data processors, who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors’ personal data. We ensure that your personal data will not be disclosed to State institutions and authorities except if required by law or other regulation

 

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a privacy and data protection regulation in the European Union (EU) and will be enforceable from May 25 2018 and requires no enabling legislation so automatically becomes binding and applicable on that date.

The GDPR imposes new obligations on organisations that control or process relevant personal data and introduces new rights and protections for EU data subjects.

The GDPR applies to data processing carried out by organisations operating within the EU. It also applies to organisations outside the EU that offer goods or services to individuals in the EU.

Ezoic places a high importance on information security and within our company we already comply with a number of standards that also focus on information data security.

Ezoic will be complying with the GDPR as a processor and controller of data and have been planning and developing a program of works which will deliver what is required by the legislation. This will involve working with our suppliers and partner organisations to ensure they can meet these obligations.

As we work towards compliance, we have engaged an external advisor to ensure we deliver best practice in compliance, and our program up to May 2018 falls into these areas:

Customer Contracts: we will review our Terms and Conditions to addresses GDPR compliance.

Policy Development: we will review/ refresh and develop our range of policies including Data Breach Policy, Business Continuity Plans, DPO appointment, Subject Access Requests, Individuals Rights, ICO Good Practice

Website Data Collection & Consent, Privacy Policy: we will provide an updated framework and privacy policy to incorporate the GDPR obligations. This will include legal framework gap analysis arising from the reviews we undertake as the plan progresses.

Data Impact Assessments & Data Inventory: we are already undertaking a systematic review of the data we store, manage, maintain, collect, process and control. . Assessments of the data will review information flow, any data transfers, risk reviews, and structural position in relation to Lawfulness, Purpose, Minimization, Accuracy, Consent, Limitation, Integrity & Confidentiality, Record Keeping and Accountability.

Training & Awareness: we will undertake training across the company on the GDPR and its impact on the new policies, procedures, and responsibilities of staff & stakeholders in this new regime.

Controls & Gap Analysis: running alongside the work already underway, we will be reviewing the controls in place, or required.

Supplier & Partner relationships: where relevant and related, we will be using all reasonable endeavours to ensure that our third party and suppliers are complying with the GDPR.

Technology: we will be reviewing our technology platforms to analyse their operation, security, compliance in order to ensure that they meet the standards we have laid down and identify any gaps and risks.

 

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 ezoab_###Used by the analytics and personalization company, Ezoic, to split test different features and functionality.
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 ezohwUsed by the analytics and personalization company, Ezoic, to store the pixel size of your browser to help personalize your experience and ensure content fits.
 ezopvc_###Used by the analytics and personalization company, Ezoic, to store the number of pages that you have viewed on this site in this session.
 ezoref_###Used by the analytics and personalization company, Ezoic, to store the referring domain (the website you were at before you can to this website).
 ezostid_###Used by the analytics and personalization company, Ezoic, to test different features and functionality and to record which features and functionality are available to you so you receive a consistent experience.
 ezosuigenerisUsed by the analytics and personalization company, Ezoic, to uniquely identify you across different websites on the internet so your experience can be customized.
 ezouid_###Used by the analytics and personalization company, Ezoic, to uniquely identify you as a visitor on this website. Used for analytics and personalization of your experience.
 ezovid_###Used by the analytics and personalization company, Ezoic, to uniquely identify a visit by you to this website. Used for analytics and personalization of your experience.
 ezovuuid_###Used by the analytics and personalization company, Ezoic, to uniquely identify a visit by you to this website. Used for analytics and personalization of your experience.
 ezovuuidtime_###Used by the analytics and personalization company, Ezoic, to record the time of your visit to this website so different visits can be differentiated from each other.
 ezux_et_###Used by the analytics and personalization company, Ezoic, to record the amount of time that you engaged with content on this website. Used for analytics purposes to improve user experience.
 ezux_ifep_###Used by the analytics and personalization company, Ezoic, to record whether you have engaged with the content on this site.  Used for analytics purposes to improve user experience.
 ezux_lpl_###Used by the analytics and personalization company, Ezoic, to record the time that you loaded the last page on this website.
 ezux_tos_###Used by the analytics and personalization company, Ezoic, to record the amount of time you have spent on this website.
 ezoawesome_###Used by the analytics and personalization company, Ezoic, for fraud and invalid activity detection.

Last Updated Jul 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am Pacific Time