Terms of Service
Welcome to connectfirst.com, a comprehensive and robust call/contact center platform 100% built not bought since 2005. Connect First is a business information management service that tracks and consolidates information about your business. This is an agreement (hereinafter, the "Agreement") between Connect First Inc. (hereinafter, "Connect First", "us" or "we") and you, the individual or legal entity you listed on the account and on whose behalf you are entering this Agreement ("you") and sets forth the terms and conditions which govern your use of connectfirst.com (the "Site") and/or any related services (hereinafter, the "Services") accessed through the Site.
PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE AND/OR SERVICES. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SITE OR SERVICES AND SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CEASE SUCH USE. 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.
- Limited License; Use of Services
Unless otherwise specified, Connect First grants to you a non-exclusive and non-transferable limited right and license to access the Site and use the Services for your personal use or for your internal business purposes (but not on behalf of any third party) provided that you agree with and comply fully with the provisions of this Agreement. Certain features of the Site or Services may be available only to registered users.
- Accounts, Passwords and Security
If any portion of the Site or Services require you to open an account, you must complete the registration process by providing Connect First with current, complete and accurate information, as prompted by the applicable registration form if you wish to have access to such features. You further agree to keep any registration information you provide to Connect First current, complete and accurate.
- Prohibited Activities
In connection with your use of the Sites and/or the Services, you acknowledge and agree that you will not:
copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, transfer or sell, create derivative works of, or in any way exploit any of the information, software, text, images, graphics, video files, audio files, ideas or other materials (collectively the "Content") of this Site not submitted or provided by you, including by use of any robot, spider, scraper, deep link or other similar automated data gathering or extraction tools, program, algorithm or methodology, unless you obtain our prior written consent; use any engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism to navigate or search the Site, other than the search engines and agents available through the Service and other than generally available third party web browsers; copy, reverse engineer, reverse assemble, otherwise attempt to discover the source code, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products or services obtained through the Site or the Services; access the Site or Services by any means other than through the standard industry-accepted or Connect First-provided interfaces; transmit any message, information, data, text, software, image, or other content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, or otherwise objectionable which may invade another's right of privacy or publicity; post or transmit any material that contains a virus, worm, Trojan horse, corrupted data, or any other contaminating or destructive feature; use any of the Site's or Service's communications features in a manner that adversely affects the availability of its resources to other users; post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail", "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation or any non-resume information such as opinions or notices, commercial or otherwise; violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law; upload or transmit any material that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any third party or violates a third party's right of privacy or publicity; manipulate or otherwise display the Site and/or the Services by using framing or similar navigational technology; register, subscribe, attempt to register, attempt to subscribe, unsubscribe, or attempt to unsubscribe any party for any Connect First product or Service if you are not expressly authorized by such party to do so; use the Site and/or the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms and conditions. You may not use the Site or the Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair Connect First's servers or networks, or interfere with any other user's use and enjoyment of the Site and/or the Services. Furthermore, you may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any of the Site, Services, accounts, computer systems or networks connected to Connect First through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Site or the Services; or knowingly provide any Content that is false or inaccurate or becomes false or inaccurate at any time.
- Third Party Content
A portion of the Content contained on the Site or Services may be supplied by third parties with your consent, such as our commerce platform partners or other users. Connect First is a distributor (and not a publisher) of such Content and has no more editorial control over such Content than does a public library, bookstore, or newsstand. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or Content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, are those of the respective authors or distributors, and not Connect First. Neither Connect First nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any Content. Furthermore, Connect First neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy and reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made on the Site or Services by any third party.
By using the Service, you expressly authorize Connect First to access your information maintained by identified third parties, including our commerce platform partners such as Salesforce, on your behalf as your agent. When you use the "Connect a Platform" feature of the Service, you will be directly connected to the website for the third party you have identified. Connect First will submit information including usernames and passwords that you provide to log you into the third party site. You hereby authorize and permit Connect First to use and store information submitted by you to the Service (such as account passwords and user names) to accomplish the foregoing and to configure the Service so that it is compatible with the third party sites for which you submit your information. For purposes of this Agreement and solely to provide the account information to you as part of the Service, you grant Connect First a limited power of attorney, and appoint Connect First as your attorney-in-fact and agent, to access third party sites, retrieve and use your information with the full power and authority to do and perform each thing necessary in connection with such activities, as you could do in person. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WHEN Connect First IS ACCESSING AND RETRIEVING ACCOUNT INFORMATION FROM THIRD PARTY SITES, Connect First IS ACTING AS YOUR AGENT, AND NOT AS THE AGENT OF OR ON BEHALF OF THE THIRD PARTY.
- Proprietary Rights
You understand and acknowledge that (i) the software, code, proprietary methods and systems used to provide the Site or Services, (ii) the design, look and feel of our template reports, (iii) the graphical elements of our template reports, (iv) the Content other than the Content submitted by you or on your behalf and (v) any intellectual property therein (collectively, "Our Intellectual Property") may not be copied, modified, reproduced, republished, posted, transmitted, sold, offered for sale, or redistributed in any way without our prior written permission and the prior written permission of our applicable licensors. You acknowledge and agree that Our Intellectual Property is the sole property of Connect First or its licensors. You must abide by all copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in or attached to any of Our Intellectual Property. Nothing in this Agreement grants you any right to receive delivery of a copy of Our Intellectual Property or to obtain access to Our Intellectual Property except as generally and ordinarily permitted through the Site according to this Agreement. Furthermore, nothing in this Agreement will be deemed to grant, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, a license to Our Intellectual Property. Certain of the names, logos, and other materials displayed on the Site or in the Services constitute trademarks, trade names, service marks or logos ("Marks") of Connect First or other entities. You are not authorized to use any such Marks. Ownership of all such Marks and the goodwill associated therewith remains with us or those other entities. Any use of third party software provided in connection with the Site or Services will be governed by such third parties' licenses and not by this Agreement.
You hereby authorize Connect First to use your company's name and Marks for the sole purpose of identifying your company as a customer of Connect First, including any listings on the Site or in other promotional materials.
In the event that you provide us any ideas, thoughts, criticisms, suggested improvements or other feedback related to our Site or Services (collectively "Feedback"), you agree we may use the Feedback to modify our products and services and that you will not be due any compensation, including any royalty related to the product or service that incorporates your Feedback. You grant to us a worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid, perpetual, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, modify, translate, distribute, perform, display, import, sell, offer for sale, make, have made and otherwise exploit the Feedback in any form, media, or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, and to allow others to do the same. This is true whether you provide the Feedback in the any Submission Materials, email or any other method of communication with us unless we have entered into a separate agreement with you that provides otherwise.
- Privacy and Security
Unless waived by Connect First in writing, all of the rights granted to you in this Agreement and all of Connect First's obligations are subject to your payment of the applicable then current Connect First monthly subscription fees. All fees are due and payable in advance with the first monthly subscription fee due upon the registration of your account. Your service term will be renewed automatically on a monthly basis. Connect First reserves the right to modify the fees at any time and such modified fees will be applicable to you upon thirty (30) days' notice.
All fees must be paid by credit card. By authorizing Connect First Inc. to charge a charge card or other credit card, you are authorizing Connect First Inc. or a designated representative or agent to automatically continue charging that card (or any replacement credit card account if the original card is renewed, lost, stolen, or changed for any reason by the credit-issuing entity, and such entity informs Connect First of such new replacement card account), financial account, or billing account for all fees and charges associated with the Services. If the credit card information you provided is not valid, or if your credit card can not be processed at the time of the renewal charge, Connect First reserves the right to immediately terminate or suspend your access to the Services, in the case of termination thereby terminating this Agreement and all of CONNECT FIRST's obligations hereunder.
Connect First reserves the right to stop accepting credit cards from one or more issuers. You hereby authorize Connect First (or a third-party payment processing service engaged by Connect First Inc.) to charge and/or place a hold on your credit card with respect to any unpaid charges for the Services. You authorize the issuer of the credit card to pay any amounts described herein without requiring a signed receipt, and you agree that this Agreement is to be accepted as authorization to the issuer of the credit card to pay all such amounts. You authorize Connect First and/or a third-party credit card processing service engaged by Connect First to continue to attempt to charge and/or place holds with respect to all sums described herein, or any portion thereof, to your credit card until such amounts are paid in full. You agree to provide Connect First with updated credit card information upon Connect First's request and any time the information you previously provided is no longer valid. You acknowledge and agree that neither Connect First nor any third-party payment processing service engaged by Connect First will have any liability whatsoever for any non-sufficient funds or other charges incurred by you as a result of such attempts to charge, and/or place holds on, your credit card.
If you believe you have been billed by Connect First in error in connection with the Services, you must notify Connect First within thirty (30) days of the billing date by contacting Customer Service about the error. Customer Service can be reached at the phone number provided on the Site. Connect First will not issue refunds or credits after the expiration of this 30-day period, except where required by law or regulation.
- Disclaimer of Warranties
THE SITE AND THE SERVICES, AND ANY CONTENT, TOOLS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES DISPLAYED, ACCESSED OR OBTAINED ON OR THROUGH THE SITES AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE", AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION, DATA ACCURACY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, CONNECT FIRST AND ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, AND AGENTS DO NOT WARRANT AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM THAT: (i) YOUR USE OF THE SITES AND/OR SERVICES AND ACCESS TO AND USE OF ALL OF THE TOOLS AND FEATURES THEREON WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, OR SECURE, (ii) THAT ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THEREIN IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR COMPLETE, (iii) THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, or (iv) THAT ANY SOFTWARE, SERVICES, SITES OR SERVER(S) ON WHICH THE SERVICES AND SITES ARE HOSTED ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND THE SERVICES AND ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIALS PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SITES AND SERVICES ARE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
- Limitation of Liability
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WE ARE ONLY WILLING TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO THE SITE AND TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES IF YOU AGREE TO CERTAIN LIMITATIONS OF OUR LIABILITY TO YOU AND TO THIRD PARTIES. NEITHER CONNECT FIRST NOR ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS OR SPONSORS ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY OR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO (i) THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITES OR THE SERVICES; (ii) ANY CONTENT CONTAINED ON THE SITES AND/OR THE SERVICES; (iii) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT POSTED OR MADE PUBLICLY AVAILABLE ON THE SITES AND/OR THE SERVICES; (iv) ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITES; (v) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN RESPONSE TO OR AS A RESULT OF ANY INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE SITES OR THE SERVICES; (vi) ANY DAMAGE CAUSED BY LOSS OF ACCESS TO, DELETION OF, FAILURE TO STORE, FAILURE TO BACK UP, OR ALTERATION OF ANY CONTENT ON THE SITES OR THE SERVICES, or (vii) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITES AND/OR THE SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL Connect First'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY AND ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE GREATER OF: (i) ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) OR (ii) THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID OR PAYABLE BY YOU TO US, IF ANY, FOR USING ANY OF THE SERVICES OR THE SITE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN TYPES OF LIABILITY. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. TO THE EXTENT THAT WE MAY NOT, AS A MATTER OF APPLICABLE LAW, DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR LIMIT LIABILITIES, THE SCOPE AND DURATION OF SUCH WARRANTY AND THE EXTENT OF OUR LIABILITY WILL BE THE MINIMUM PERMITTED UNDER SUCH APPLICABLE LAW.
- Professional Advice Disclaimer
NEITHER CONNECT FIRST NOR THE SERVICE IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE LEGAL, TAX OR FINANCIAL ADVICE. CONNECT FIRST IS NOT A FINANCIAL PLANNER, BROKER OR TAX ADVISOR. The Service is intended only to assist you in your financial organization and decision-making and is broad in scope. Your financial situation is unique, and any information and advice obtained through the Service may not be appropriate for your situation. Accordingly, before making any final decisions or implementing any financial strategy, you should consider obtaining additional information and advice from your accountant or other financial advisers who are fully aware of your individual circumstances.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Connect First and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, co-branders or other partners, employees, and representatives harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs or expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and disbursements) which arise directly or indirectly out of or from (i) your breach of this Agreement, (ii) any allegation that any materials that you submit to Connect First infringe or otherwise violate the copyright, trade secret, trademark or other intellectual property rights, or any other rights of a third party, or (iii) your access or use of the Site and/or the Services. This Section shall survive in the event this Agreement is terminated for any reason.
- Jurisdictional Issues
Connect First makes no representation or warranty that the content and materials on the Site and/or the Services are appropriate or available or appropriate for use in locations outside the United States. Those who choose to access the Site or use the Services from other locations do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent applicable. Connect First reserves the right, at any time in our sole discretion, to limit the availability and accessibility of the Site and/or the Services to any person, geographic area, or jurisdiction we so desire, and to limit the quantities of any such Service or products that we provide.
This Agreement shall remain effective until terminated in accordance with its own terms and conditions. You agree that Connect First, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, account (in whole or in part), or use of the Site or Services, and remove and discard any content within the Sites, at any time and for any reason. You agree that any actions taken under this Section may be effective without prior notice to you. YOU AGREE THAT WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY FOR ANY TERMINATION OF YOUR ACCESS TO THE SITE OR SERVICES OR DELETION OF YOUR ACCOUNT OR YOUR SUBMISSION MATERIALS. In the event of termination, however, those Sections in this Agreement which, by their nature, survive termination of the Agreement shall so survive.
- General Information
- Electronic Communications
We can only give you the benefits of our service by conducting business through the Internet, and therefore we need you to consent to our giving you Communications electronically. This Section 16 informs you of your rights when receiving Communications from us electronically. For contractual purposes, you (i) consent to receive communications from us in an electronic form; and (ii) agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, documents, disclosures, and other communications ("Communications") that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such Communications would satisfy if it were in writing. Your consent to receive Communications and do business electronically, and our agreement to do so, applies to all of your interactions and transactions with us. The foregoing does not affect your non-waivable rights. You may also receive a copy of this Agreement. You may withdraw your consent to receive Communications electronically by contacting us in the manner described below. If you withdraw your consent, from that time forward, you must stop using the Site and Services. The withdrawal of your consent will not affect the legal validity and enforceability of any obligations or any electronic Communications provided or business transacted between us prior to the time you withdraw your consent. Please keep us informed of any changes in your email or mailing address so that you continue to receive all Communications without interruption.
- Modification to Services
We reserve the right to modify or discontinue the Site or Services with or without notice to you. We will not be liable to you or any third party should we exercise our right to modify or discontinue the Site and/or Services. If you object to any such changes, your sole recourse will be to cease access to the Site or Services. Continued access to the Site or Services following notice of any such changes will indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and satisfaction with the Site or Services as so modified.
- Modification to this Agreement
Connect First may modify this Agreement at any time. If such change is material, we will post notice of the change on the Site's home page or by email to registered users. Your use of the Site following such notice shall be deemed your acceptance of such changes. You agree to review the Agreement periodically to be aware of such modifications.
We updated this on January 17, 2017. Your diligence is appreciated.