TERMS OF SERVICE

aka Don’t spam our media contacts (i.e. send irrelevant or inappropriate messages) and please don’t sue us – Claude is too busy to spend time in court.

Pamela Ogang, Founder of PR Hound

These Terms of Service describe the legally binding terms and conditions that oversee your use of the Site.  BY LOGGING INTO THE SITE, YOU ARE BEING COMPLIANT THAT THESE TERMS and you represent that you have the authority and capacity to enter into these Terms. IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ALL OF THE PROVISION OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT LOG INTO AND/OR USE THE SITE.

The website located at prhound.com is a copyrighted work belonging to PR Hound. Certain features of the Site, prhound.com, may be subject to additional guidelines, terms, or rules, which will be posted on the Site in connection with such features.  All such additional terms, guidelines, and rules are incorporated by reference into these Terms.

1. Access to the Site

Subject to these Terms, PR Hound grants you a non-transferable, non-exclusive, revocable, limited license to access the Site.

Certain Restrictions

The rights approved to you in these Terms are subject to the following restrictions:

(a) you shall not sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, host, or otherwise commercially exploit the Site;
(b) you shall not change, make derivative works of, disassemble, reverse compile or reverse engineer any part of the Site;
(c) you shall not access the Site in order to build a similar or competitive website; and (d) except as expressly stated herein, no part of the Site may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means unless otherwise indicated, any future release, update, or other addition to functionality of the Site shall be subject to these Terms.  All copyright and other proprietary notices on the Site must be retained on all copies thereof.

PR Hound reserves the right to change, suspend, or cease the Site with or without notice to you.  You approved that PR Hound will not be held liable to you or any third-party for any change, interruption, or termination of the Site or any part. You agree that PR Hound will have no obligation to provide you with any support in connection with the Site.

2. Accounts

Account Creation

For you to use the Site, you have to start an account and provide information about yourself. You warrant that:

(a) all required registration information you submit is truthful, up-to-date and accurate;
(b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information.
(c) You may delete your Account at any time by following the instructions on the Site.
(d) PR Hound may suspend or terminate your Account in accordance with Section

Account Responsibilities

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account login information and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your Account. You approve to immediately notify PR Hound of any unauthorized use, or suspected unauthorized use of your Account.  PR Hound cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above requirements.

3. User Content

“User Content” means any and all information and content that a user submits to the Site. You are exclusively responsible for your User Content. You bear all risks associated with use of your User Content.  You may not represent or imply to others that your User Content is in any way provided, sponsored or endorsed by PR Hound.

Because you alone are responsible for your User Content, you may expose yourself to liability. PR Hound is not obliged to backup any User Content that you post; also, your User Content may be deleted at any time without prior notice to you. You are solely responsible for making your own backup copies of your User Content if you desire. You hereby certify that your User Content does not violate our Acceptable Use Policy. 

Acceptable Use Policy

You agree not to use the Site to collect, upload, transmit, display, or distribute any User Content

(i) that violates any third-party right or any intellectual property or proprietary right;
(ii) that is unlawful, harassing, abusive, tortious, threatening, harmful, invasive of another’s privacy, vulgar, defamatory, false, intentionally misleading, trade libelous, pornographic, obscene, patently offensive, promotes racism, bigotry, hatred, or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
(iii) that is harmful to minors in any way; or
(iv) that is in violation of any law, regulation, or obligations or restrictions imposed by any third party.

In addition, you agree not to:

(i) upload, transmit, or distribute to or through the Site any software intended to damage or alter a computer system or data;
(ii) send through the Site unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of duplicative or unsolicited messages;
(iii) use the Site to harvest, collect, gather or assemble information or data regarding other users without their consent;
(iv) interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on servers or networks connected to the Site, or violate the regulations, policies or procedures of such networks;
(v) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site, whether through password mining or any other means;
(vi) harass or interfere with any other user’s use and enjoyment of the Site; or
(vii) use software or automated agents or scripts to produce multiple accounts on the Site, or to generate automated searches, requests, or queries to the Site.

We reserve the right to review any User Content, and to investigate and/or take appropriate action against you in our sole discretion if you violate the Acceptable Use Policy or any other provision of these Terms or otherwise create liability for us or any other person. Such action may include removing or modifying your User Content, terminating your Account and/or reporting you to law enforcement authorities.

If you provide PR Hound with any feedback or suggestions regarding the Site, you hereby assign to PR Hound all rights in such Feedback and agree that PR Hound shall have the right to use and fully exploit such Feedback and related information in any manner it believes appropriate.  PR Hound will treat any Feedback you provide to PR Hound as non-confidential and non-proprietary.

4. Cookies and Web Beacons

Like many other websites, prhound.com uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

5. Third-Party Links & Ads

The Site may contain links to third-party websites and services, and/or display advertisements for third-parties.  Such Third-Party Links & Ads are not under the control of PR Hound, and PR Hound is not responsible for any Third-Party Links & Ads.  PR Hound provides access to these Third-Party Links & Ads only as a convenience to you, and does not review, approve, monitor, endorse, warrant, or make any representations with respect to Third-Party Links & Ads.  You use all Third-Party Links & Ads at your own risk, and should apply a suitable level of caution and discretion in doing so. When you click on any of the Third-Party Links & Ads, the applicable third party’s terms and policies apply, including the third party’s privacy and data gathering practices.

6. Disclaimers

The site is provided on an “as-is” and “as available” basis, and company and our suppliers expressly disclaim any and all warranties and conditions of any kind, whether express, implied, or statutory, including all warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, quiet enjoyment, accuracy, or non-infringement. We and our suppliers make not guarantee that the site will meet your requirements, will be available on an uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free basis, or will be accurate, reliable, free of viruses or other harmful code, complete, legal, or safe.  If applicable law requires any warranties with respect to the site, all such warranties are limited in duration to ninety (90) days from the date of first use.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.  Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.

Limitation on Liability

To the maximum extent permitted by law, in no event shall PR Hound or our suppliers be liable to you or any third-party for any lost profits, lost data, costs of procurement of substitute products, or any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages arising from or relating to these terms or your use of, or incapability to use the site even if company has been advised of the possibility of such damages.  Access to and use of the site is at your own discretion and risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your device or computer system, or loss of data resulting therefrom.

Term and Termination

As a User, you are entitled to terminate your account within 14 days and receive a full refund. After 14 days, it is at the discretion of PR Hound to give you a full, partial or no refund. Monthly Users must terminate their account before the 1st of the month to avoid charges.

We may suspend or terminate your rights to use the Site at any time for any reason at our sole discretion, including for any use of the Site in violation of these Terms. Upon termination of your rights under these Terms, your Account and right to access and use the Site will terminate immediately. You understand that any termination of your Account may involve deletion of your User Content associated with your Account from our live databases.

Intellectual Property Policy

PR Hound respects the intellectual property of others and asks that users of our Site do the same. All trademarks, logos and service marks displayed on the Site are our property or the property of other third-parties. You are not permitted to use these Marks without our prior written consent or the consent of such third party which may own the Marks.

Electronic Communications

The communications between you and PR Hound use electronic means, whether you use the Site or send us emails, or whether PR Hound posts notices on the Site or communicates with you via email. For contractual purposes, you

(a) consent to receive communications from PR Hound in an electronic form; and
(b) agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that PR Hound provides to you electronically satisfy any legal obligation that such communications would satisfy if it were in a hard copy writing.

Confidentiality

PR Hound cannot guarantee complete confidentiality or security for information that is transmitted electronically. By accessing the Site, you acknowledge that PR Hound is not responsible for any damages or losses you may suffer as a result of your electronic transmission of confidential or sensitive information to us. Please refer to our privacy policy for more information.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold PR Hound and its officers, employees, and agents harmless, including costs and attorneys’ fees, from any claim or demand made by any third-party due to or arising out of

(a) your use of the Site,
(b) your violation of these Terms,
(c) your violation of applicable laws or regulations or
(d) your User Content.

 

Company reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims.  You agree not to settle any matter without the prior written consent of Company.  Company will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action or proceeding upon becoming aware of it.

Final Remarks

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us regarding the use of the Site. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these terms and conditions is found to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed to be severed from the rest of these terms and conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein, excluding any conflict of laws which would lead to the application of any other laws. By accessing the Site, you hereby irrevocably submit and attorn to the provincial and federal courts located in the City of Toronto, Ontario for any disputes or matters arising from, connected with, or relating to the Site, this agreement or any related matters.

For any inquiries or complaints, email PR Hound at hound@prhound.com. We will acknowledge your inquiry or complaint in writing, as soon as possible, typically within 5 business days of receiving your inquiry or complaint. We may ask you to provide clarification or more information to help us address your concerns.

Updated April 6, 2017