Terms of Service

Last Updated: December 5th, 2016

Protection provides virtual private networking ("VPN") and Anonymous internet protocol ("IP") addresses to its clients. You ("Client" or "Subscriber") (Protection and Subscriber collectively known as "Parties") acknowledge that Protection and/or any of its parent companies or constituents will not be held liable for any and all liability arising from your use of its services, website, and applications.

NOTE: THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS A BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER PROVISION IN "BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION" SECTION THAT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WITH RESPECT TO ANY "DISPUTE" (AS DEFINED BELOW) BETWEEN YOU AND Protection, ITS AFFILIATES, PARENTS OR SUBSIDIARIES (COLLECTIVELY, "Protection ENTITIES"). YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO OPT OUT OF THE BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER PROVISIONS AS DESCRIBED IN "BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION" SECTION.

Subscriber affirms that they are either more than eighteen (18) years of age, a valid legal entity, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Service, and to abide by and comply with these Terms and Conditions contained herein.

If you are under the age of eighteen (18) years of age and between thirteen (13) and seventeen (17) years of age, then you must find a legal parent or guardian to purchase and activate this service for you. If you are unable to find a legal parent or guardian to purchase and activate this service for you or if you are under thirteen (13) years of age, you are not permitted to use this website or its services and applications.

ACCEPTANCE

By using and/or visiting the Protection service and website (collectively, including but not limited to all services and webpages available through Protection, the website, and its applications) subscriber agrees in full to the terms and conditions provided herein and the terms and conditions of Protection's Privacy Policy found on this website, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) policy, in addition to all future amendments and modifications (collectively referred to as the "Agreement"). By entering this website and/or subscribing to the services, subscriber agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions. If subscriber does not agree to be bound to the terms and conditions contained herein, then access to the Protection website and/or its services is prohibited.

Mobile App. When you download our software app from the Apple App Store, Google Play or other app store or app distribution platform (an “App Store”), you acknowledge and agree that:

LICENSE

Protection grants you a limited, non-exclusive license to use an account to which you have access for your personal, private, commercial, non-transferable, limited uses solely as set forth herein and as set forth in any additional documentation and/or agreements applicable to the Services accessed by you. All intellectual property rights on Protection are owned by Byte Labs, LLC and are protected by United States and International copyright, trade dress, patent, and trademark laws, international conventions, and other laws protecting intellectual property and related proprietary rights. You may not copy or download any Content from the Protection website unless you are expressly authorized to do so. You agree not to remove, obscure, or alter copyright, patent, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices affixed to Protection Content. Your rights are subject to your compliance with these Terms of Service as well as any other agreements applicable to Protection. New or future services that may be offered by Protection will require a separate subscription or agreement. Subscriber understands that this Agreement is limited to VPN services only and do not include any other services herein.

CHANGES TO THIS AGREEMENT

Client understands that the present Terms of Service are subject to changes made by Protection at any time at its sole discretion, and you agree to be bound by any and all modifications, changes and/or revisions. You understand that it is your obligation to periodically review this webpage in order to account for any changes made, as they will be binding upon assent.

The terms and conditions herein apply to all users of Protection whether a 'visitor,' 'commercial user,' a 'subscriber,' or a 'client' and you are only authorized to use Protection if you agree to abide by all applicable federal and state laws and be legally bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

CONDUCT

You agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations in connection with use of this service. You must also agree that you nor any other user that you have provided access to will not engage in any of the following activities:

EXPORT CONTROLS

The Protection service offered as part of this Agreement is subject to all relevant United States export control laws and regulations. Company makes no representation that this Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations outside the United States. By using this Site, you represent and warrant that: (i) you are not listed on the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Denial Orders, the U.S. Treasury Department's lists of specially designated nationals, or otherwise denied the privilege of participating in transactions involving the export of U.S.-origin products and services; (ii) you are not located in a country that is subject to embargo by the United States (currently Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, or the Taliban Occupied Part of Afghanistan); (iii) you are not engaged, directly or indirectly, in the design, development, production, stockpiling, or use of nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons or missiles; and (iv) you will not, without prior authorization from the Bureau of Export Administration, (a) knowingly re-export the technical data received from you to any destination or (b) export the direct product of the technical data, directly or indirectly, to a country listed in Country Group D:1 or E:2 in Supplement No. 1 to Part 740 of the Export Administration Regulations (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cuba, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Macau, Moldova, Mongolia, North Korea, People's Republic of China, Romania, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, or Vietnam).

BREACH

Protection abides by a ZERO TOLERANCE policy relating to any activity which breaches or violates our terms and conditions.

Along with the ZERO TOLERANCE policy, Clients who materially breach the terms and conditions will have their account removed without any refund. Additionally, Client understands that Protection expressly reserves the right to hold the Client or any third-party using the service on Client’s behalf responsible for any and all financial damages and losses which may be incurred arising out of said breach or breaches, including, but not limited to attorneys fees, fees for expert witnesses, court costs, and other charges.

Subscriber understands that Protection reserves the right in its sole discretion to enforce breaches of this Agreement. Failure to comply with the present Terms of Service constitutes a material breach of the Agreement, and may result in one or more of these following actions:

Protection reserves the right to take any other actions deemed necessary to enforce and protect its rights. If you find that your Protection account has been suspended, then you may contact: support@getProtection.co

SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT

Service coverage, speeds, locations and quality are not guaranteed. While Protection will make every attempt to maintain the Service availability at all times, the Service may be subject to unavailability for numerous reasons including maintenance, emergencies, third party service failures, transmission errors, equipment failures, network issues, interference, natural disaster, amongst other reasons. Protection does not guarantee that data, messages, or packets will be delivered and shall not be held responsible in the event data, messages, or packets are lost, not delivered, delayed, misdirected or are otherwise inaccessible.

Additionally, we may impose usage limits to our services, suspend or block services, or cancel any and all services at our sole discretion at any time. Finally, we do not guarantee the accuracy and timeliness of any data received.

We make no guarantee that this service will be accessible at any time. However, we will do our best to keep the service up and running for our beloved clients.

CLIENT RESPONSIBILITIES

As a client of Protection, you are responsible for:

FEES

You acknowledge that Protection reserves the right to create a subscription service through one or more third party merchants. Unless you sign up for a free trial, payments will be charged on the day you sign up for service and will cover use of that service for the duration of one (1) month, six (6) months, or one (1) year depending on the service level plan. If the subscription plan includes a free trial, you will be charged immediately at the end of the trial period unless automatic renewal has been disabled. A subscription plan is an automatic payment recurring based on the service plan. All accounts are offered as is at the time of purchase. Future services offered by Protection and Byte Labs, LLC may not be included with the account. You may cancel the account subscription at anytime; the account will remain active for the remainder of your billing cycle.

Protection reserves the right to change the fees at anytime at its discretion. Subscriber understands that Protection is not obligated to honor errors due to typos and is not responsible for misinformation provided on third party websites or affiliates. Subscriber also understands that any gift-card based transactions for service are not subject to any reductions in price, discounts, promotional rates, or other lowered subscription rates.

OUR RIGHTS

Protection reserves the right to close your account at any given time without any given notice. While Protection will, at its best interest, attempt to provide full and complete service to its users, this right is reserved for reasons which may arise at a later date.

Subscriber understands that Protection also reserves the right to scale back or throttle bandwidth originating from subscriber accounts that may breach the present Agreement or in the event of excessive usage on the Protection network.

Subscriber also understands that Protection for reasons beyond its control may shut down and terminate services. If Protection ceases operations, subscribers will be notified with at least thirty (30) days advance notice. Subscribers will not be eligible for a pro-rated, partial, or complete refund in the event of a shut down.

WARRANTIES

Subscriber represents and warrants that all of the identifying information provided to Protection to use the Protection website or its applications is accurate and current and you have all necessary right, power, and authority to enter into this Agreement and to perform the acts required of you hereunder.

As a condition to using the Protection website or its services and applications, you must agree to the terms of Protection's privacy policy, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) policy, and any modifications and/or updates. You acknowledge and agree that the technical processing and transmission of the Website may involve transmissions over various networks; and changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. You further acknowledge and agree that other data collected and maintained by Protection with regard to its users may be disclosed in accordance with the Protection Privacy Policy.

WARRANTY DISCLAIMER

SUBSCRIBER UNDERSTANDS THAT THE Protection WEBSITE, APPLICATIONS AND SERVICE IS PROVIDED AS-IS. SUBSCRIBER AGREES THAT USE OF THE Protection WEBSITE AND APPLICATIONS SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, Protection, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE, APPLICATIONS, AND YOUR USE THEREOF. Protection MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, OR IMPLIED, NOR ANY REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS SITE'S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY:

Protection DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE Protection WEBSITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND Protection WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT Protection SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT SHALL Protection, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY

THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT Protection SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

INDEMNITY

Subscriber agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Protection, its parent corporation, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from:

This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Service and your use of the Protection Website and its Applications.

ASSIGNMENT

The Terms and Conditions contained herein and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Protection without restriction.

SERVERANCE

If any term, clause or provision of the present agreement is held invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the validity or operation of any term, clause or provision and such invalid term, clause or provision shall be deemed to be severed from this Agreement.

CHOICE OF LAW

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, county of Nassau, without regard to conflicts of law principles. The sole and exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any action or proceeding arising out of or related to this Agreement shall be in an appropriate state or federal court located in the State of New York, county of Nassau. You hereby submit to the jurisdiction and venue of said Courts. You consent to service of process in any legal proceeding.

If Subscriber agrees to all of the foregoing terms and conditions, Subscriber may gain access to and use the Protection VPN service.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at support@getProtection.co.