Terms Of Service Agreement

Terms of Service:

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the Detroitinternetmarketing.com website and all content, services and products available at or through the website (taken together, the Website). The Website is owned and operated by Detroit Internet Marketing, LLC ("Detroit Internet Marketing"). The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, Detroit Internet Marketing Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site by Detroit Internet Marketing (collectively, the "Agreement").

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Detroit Internet Marketing, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.

  1. Your Detroitinternetmarketing.com Account and Site. If you create a blog/site on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and blog, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the blog. You must not describe or assign keywords to your blog in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and Detroit Internet Marketing may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause Detroit Internet Marketing liability. You must immediately notify Detroit Internet Marketing of any unauthorized uses of your blog, your account or any other breaches of security. Detroit Internet Marketing will not be liable for any acts or omissions by You, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
  2. Responsibility of Contributors. If you operate a blog, comment on a blog, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, "Content"), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:
    • the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
    • if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
    • you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
    • the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
    • the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
    • the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
    • your blog is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
    • your blog is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your blog's URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own; and
    • you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by Detroit Internet Marketing or otherwise.

    By submitting Content to Detroit Internet Marketing for inclusion on your Website, you grant Detroit Internet Marketing a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your blog. If you delete Content, Detroit Internet Marketing will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.

    Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Detroit Internet Marketing has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Detroit Internet Marketing sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Detroit Internet Marketing reasonable opinion, violates any Detroit Internet Marketing policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in Detroit Internet Marketing sole discretion. Detroit Internet Marketing will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

  3. Payment and Renewal.
    • General Terms.
      By selecting a product or service, you agree to pay Detroit Internet Marketing the one-time and/or monthly or annual subscription fees indicated (additional payment terms may be included in other communications). Subscription payments will be charged on a pre-pay basis on the day you sign up for an Upgrade and will cover the use of that service for a monthly or annual subscription period as indicated. Payments are not refundable.
    • Automatic Renewal.
      Unless you notify Detroit Internet Marketing before the end of the applicable subscription period that you want to cancel a subscription, your subscription will automatically renew and you authorize us to collect the then-applicable annual or monthly subscription fee for such subscription (as well as any taxes) using any credit card or other payment mechanism we have on record for you. Upgrades can be canceled at any time by submitting your request to Detroit Internet Marketing in writing.
  4. Services.
    • Fees; Payment. By signing up for a Services account you agree to pay Detroit Internet Marketing the applicable setup fees and recurring fees. Applicable fees will be invoiced starting from the day your services are established and in advance of using such services. Detroit Internet Marketing reserves the right to change the payment terms and fees upon thirty (30) days prior written notice to you. Services can be canceled by you at anytime on thirty (30) days written notice to Detroit Internet Marketing.
    • Support. If your service includes access to priority email support. "Email support" means the ability to make requests for technical support assistance by email at any time (with reasonable efforts by Detroit Internet Marketing to respond within one business day) concerning the use of the VIP Services. "Priority" means that support takes priority over support for users of the standard or free Detroitinternetmarketing.com services. All support will be provided in accordance with Detroit Internet Marketing standard services practices, procedures and policies.
  5. Responsibility of Website Visitors. Detroit Internet Marketing has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material's content, use or effects. By operating the Website, Detroit Internet Marketing does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. Detroit Internet Marketing disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.
  6. Content Posted on Other Websites. We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which Detroitinternetmarketing.com links, and that link to Detroitinternetmarketing.com. Detroit Internet Marketing does not have any control over those non-Detroit Internet Marketing websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-Detroit Internet Marketing website or webpage, Detroit Internet Marketing does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Detroit Internet Marketing disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-Detroit Internet Marketing websites and webpages.
  7. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy. As Detroit Internet Marketing asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by Detroitinternetmarketing.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Detroit Internet Marketing in accordance with Detroit Internet Marketing Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") Policy. Detroit Internet Marketing will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. Detroit Internet Marketing will terminate a visitor's access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Detroit Internet Marketing or others. In the case of such termination, Detroit Internet Marketing will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Detroit Internet Marketing.
  8. Intellectual Property. This Agreement does not transfer from Detroit Internet Marketing to you any Detroit Internet Marketing or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Detroit Internet Marketing. Detroit Internet Marketing, Detroitinternetmarketing.com, the Detroitinternetmarketing.com logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with Detroitinternetmarketing.com, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of Detroit Internet Marketing or Detroit Internet Marketing licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Detroit Internet Marketing or third-party trademarks.
  9. Advertisements. Detroit Internet Marketing reserves the right to display advertisements on your blog unless you have purchased an ad-free account.
  10. Attribution. Detroit Internet Marketing reserves the right to display attribution links such as 'Blog at Detroitinternetmarketing.com,' theme author, and font attribution in your blog footer or toolbar.
  11. Partner Products. By activating a partner product (e.g. theme) from one of our partners, you agree to that partner's terms of service. You can opt out of their terms of service at any time by de-activating the partner product.
  12. Domain Names. If you are registering a domain name, using or transferring a previously registered domain name, you acknowledge and agree that use of the domain name is also subject to the policies of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN"), including their Registration Rights and Responsibilities.
  13. Changes. Detroit Internet Marketing reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. Detroit Internet Marketing may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
  14. Termination. Detroit Internet Marketing may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your Detroitinternetmarketing.com account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you have a paid services account, such account can only be terminated by Detroit Internet Marketing if you materially breach this Agreement and fail to cure such breach within thirty (30) days from Detroit Internet Marketing notice to you thereof; provided that, Detroit Internet Marketing can terminate the Website immediately as part of a general shut down of our service. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
  15. Disclaimer of Warranties. The Website is provided "as is". Detroit Internet Marketing and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Detroit Internet Marketing nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.
  16. Limitation of Liability. In no event will Detroit Internet Marketing, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Detroit Internet Marketing under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. Detroit Internet Marketing shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
  17. General Representation and Warranty. You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the Detroit Internet Marketing Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.
  18. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Detroit Internet Marketing, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.
  19. Miscellaneous. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Detroit Internet Marketing and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Detroit Internet Marketing, or by the posting by Detroit Internet Marketing of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the state of Michigan, U.S.A, excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in Oakland County, Michigan. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. ("JAMS") by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in Troy, Michigan, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys' fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties' original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Detroit Internet Marketing may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

Internet Marketing Agreement for All Clients

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the Recitals and the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, the receipt and adequacy of consideration being hereby acknowledged, the parties agree and promise as follows:

1. Assignment of Rights. For the purposes of receiving professional online marketing services and/or data based marketing, or print/design materials,  Client will provide, transfer, and assign these rights to DIM for the following, and through the term of the Agreement:

  • Necessary access and admin control of the website for uploading new web pages, and making changes on the web pages, etc. for the purpose of on-page optimization and marketing.
  • Full access to existing/new website traffic statistics for analysis and tracking purposes; like access to Google Analytics, etc.
  • Permission and rights to use client official email address for the purposes of requesting links.
  • Use of all Client’s logos, trademarks, website images and content for use in creating informational pages and any other uses as deemed necessary by DIM for search engine optimization, AdWords (if applicable) and social media use.
  • Access, control, and rights to the domain account(s), hosting account, ftp access and WordPress access, or other online website platform if applicable.

2. Google AdWords. Any and all Google AdWords purchased and/or managed by DIM on behalf of Client shall be purchased and/or managed through DIM’s Google Adwords account with Google. Client shall not have access to DIM’s Google Adwords account. Client shall authorize a credit card to be charged on a monthly basis by Google for any Google Adwords purchased through DIM with Google.

3. Disclaimers. Client acknowledges the following with respect to SEO services, email marketing, print materials, graphic design, other services performed, and online marketing from DIM:

  • All payments are non-refundable.
  • DIM has no control over the policies and ranking algorithms of search engines with respect to the type of sites and/or content that they accept now or in the future. Client’s website may be excluded from any search engine or directory at any time at the sole discretion of the search engine or directory.
  • Due to the competitiveness of some keywords/phrases, ongoing changes in search engine ranking algorithms, and other competitive factors, DIM does not guarantee positions for any particular keyword, phrase, or search term.
  • DIM assumes no liability for ranking, traffic, or indexing issues related to any search engine.

4. Default. If any party to this Agreement fails to perform any of its duties or obligations described in this Agreement, or if any representation, assignment or warranty made under this Agreement is breached or materially inaccurate, and such failure, breach or material inaccuracy causes material harm to the other party, such failure will be a default under this Agreement. The defaulting party shall have 15 days after receiving written notice specifying the default to cure each such event of default. Upon Client’s failure to remedy the default, DIM may accelerate and collect the total amount due and owing under this agreement through the end of the agreement’s term, plus DIM’s reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in enforcing this agreement and collections. DIM reserves the right to withhold delivery and any transfer of ownership of any current work if accounts are not current or overdue invoices are not paid in full. All grants of any license to use or transfer of ownership of any intellectual property rights under this Agreement are conditioned upon receipt of payment in full which shall be inclusive of any and all outstanding invoices.

5. DIM Employees and Agents. Client shall not directly or indirectly contract with any DIM employee, agent or contractor, or request any DIM employee, agent or contractor to perform services outside the scope of this Agreement without prior express written consent from Company.

6. Miscellaneous Provisions.

            6.1       No Waiver. No failure by either party to take any action or assert any right hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of such right in the event of the continuation of repetition of the circumstances giving rise to such right.

            6.2       Assignment. No party shall assign this Agreement, or any interest in it, without the prior written consent of the other.

            6.3       Parties in Interest.  This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of, and be binding on, the named parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns, but not any other person.

            6.4     Severability.  If any term, covenant, condition or provision hereof is illegal, or the application thereof to any person or in any circumstance will to any extent, be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement, or the application of such terms, covenant, condition or provision to persons or in circumstances other than those with respect to which it is held invalid or unenforceable, will not be affected thereby, and each term, covenant, condition and provision of this Agreement will be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

            6.5       Interpretation.  No provision of this Agreement shall be interpreted or construed against any party because that party or his or its legal representative drafted the Agreement or such provision.

            6.6       Choice of Law. This Agreement shall be governed, construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan, without regard to conflict of laws principles of that state.

            6.7      Venue.  The following courts shall have exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue over any lawsuit, arbitration, mediation, or dispute of any kind arising out of or with respect to this Agreement: (a) all courts included within the state court system of the State of Michigan, located in Oakland County; and (b) the federal Eastern District Court, Southern Division, State of Michigan.  Each party waives any defense or claim of lack of personal jurisdiction, forum non conveniens, or alternative forum, as to these courts. 

            6.8       Counterparts. This Agreement may be signed in any number of counterparts with the same effect as if the signature on each counterpart were on the same instrument.

            6.9       Entire Agreement. This Agreement represents the entire understanding and agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter and supersedes all prior agreements or negotiations between the parties. This Agreement may be amended, supplemented, or changed only by an agreement in writing that makes specific reference to this Agreement or the agreement delivered pursuant to it and that is signed by the party against whom enforcement of any such amendment, supplement, or modification is sought.


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