Terms and Conditions
Octoparse terms for web scraping, data extraction, web crawling
Welcome to Octoparse Data Inc. (“Octoparse,” “we,” “our,” or “us”). These Terms of Service govern your use of the services made available here (collectively, the “Service“). To access the Service, users must at all times agree to and abide by these Terms of Service. The Service allows you to submit, store, and access certain business data and other information related to you, your customers, or your business (collectively, “User Data”).
This Terms of Service is a legal contract between you, either an individual subscriber, customer, member, or user of at least 18 years of age, or a single company, organization, or entity (“you” or, collectively with other users, “Users”) and Octoparse regarding your use of the Service. Octoparse may have different roles with respect to different types of Users, and “you” as used in these Terms will apply to the appropriate type of User under the circumstances.
If you are using or opening an account with Octoparse on behalf of a company, entity, or organization (collectively, the “Subscribing Organization”) then you represent and warrant that you: (i) are an authorized representative of that entity with the authority to bind such entity to these Terms; (ii) have read these Terms; (iii) understand these Terms, and (iv) agree to these Terms on behalf of such Subscribing Organization.
Please read these Terms carefully to ensure that you understand each provision. This Agreement contains a mandatory individual arbitration and class action/jury trial waiver provision that requires the use of arbitration on an individual basis to resolve disputes, rather than jury trials or class actions. Users with an Enterprise subscription should also read ENTERPRISE SUBSCRIPTION TERMS OF SERVICE.
Subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms, Octoparse hereby grants you a limited, personal, non-transferable license to use the Service in the manner contemplated by these Terms solely for your internal business purposes. Users shall have no right to sub-license or resell the Service or any component thereof.
User privacy is important to us.
Consent to List as Customer.
By using the Service, you hereby grant, and represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to grant, Octoparse the right to include you and/or your Subscribing Organization as a customer or client of Octoparse.
THE SERVICE IS NOT AVAILABLE TO PERSONS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE OR TO ANY USERS PREVIOUSLY SUSPENDED OR REMOVED FROM THE SERVICE BY OCTOPARSE. Octoparse may terminate your account, delete any content or information that you have posted on the Service, and/or prohibit you from using or accessing the Service (or any portion, aspect, or feature of the Service) for any reason or no reason, at any time in its sole discretion, with or without notice. You agree that Octoparse, in its sole discretion and for any or no reason, may terminate any account (or any part thereof) you may have with Octoparse. Octoparse reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of the Service at any time, including the right to discontinue the display of any User Data. You agree that any termination of your access to the Service or any account you may have or portions thereof may be affected without prior notice, you agree that Octoparse will not be liable to you or any third party for such termination. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive, or illegal activity that may be grounds for termination of your use of the Service may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies Octoparse may have at law or in equity.
Account Activity Responsibility
5.1 User Accounts. In order to use certain aspects of the Service, you will have to register for the Service and create an account (“User Account“). When creating your account for the Service, you agree to provide true, accurate, current, and complete information. You further agree to maintain and update your personal information as needed to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. If you have reason to believe that your account is no longer secure (for example, in the event of a loss, theft or unauthorized disclosure or use of your ID, password, or any credit, debit or charge card number), you agree to immediately notify Octoparse. You may be liable for the losses incurred by Octoparse or others due to any unauthorized use of your User Account. You may not establish more than one User Account for the same entity without Octoparse’s written consent.
5.3 Account Information. You acknowledge and agree that Octoparse may access, preserve and disclose your account information and related contents if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce these Terms; (c) respond to claims that any User Data violates the rights of third parties; (d) respond to your requests for customer service; or (e) protect the rights, property or personal safety of Octoparse, its users, or the public.
Payment Terms; Charges and Taxes
6.1 You are responsible for paying any applicable fees as set forth on the pricing and payment terms provided to and agreed upon by you at the time of your order, such as on an e-mail order or invoice, and applicable taxes associated with the Service in a timely manner with a valid payment method. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in U.S. Dollars. All payments must be made by the methods specified within the Service. You agree that we may charge your selected payment method for any such fees owed. You are required to keep your billing information current, complete, and accurate (e.g., a change in billing address, credit card number, or expiration date) and to notify Octoparse if your selected payment method is canceled (e.g., for loss or theft). All fees and charges are earned upon receipt by us and are nonrefundable (and there are no credits) except (a) as expressly set forth herein, and/or (b) as required by applicable law.
6.2 You are responsible for all charges incurred under your account made by you or anyone who uses your account (including your employees, co-workers, colleagues, team members, etc.). If your payment method fails or you are past due on amounts owed, we may collect fees owed using other collection mechanisms. Your account may be deactivated without notice to you if payment is past due, regardless of the dollar amount. You are also responsible for paying any governmental taxes imposed on your use of the Service, including, but not limited to, sales, use, or value-added taxes. To the extent Octoparse is obligated to collect such taxes, the applicable tax will be added to your billing account.
6.3 Authorization to charge your chosen payment method account will remain in effect until you cancel or modify your preferences within the Service; provided, however, that such notice will not affect charges submitted before Octoparse could reasonably act. Your charges may be payable in advance, in arrears, per usage, or as otherwise described when you order the applicable service or as provided to you at the time of your order, such as on an e-mail order or invoice. You agree that charges may be accumulated as incurred and may be submitted as one or more aggregate charges during or at the end of the applicable billing cycle.
6.4 Octoparse reserves the right to change the amount of, or basis for determining, any fees or charges for the Service we provide, and to institute new fees, charges, or terms effective upon prior notice to our Users. You will receive notice of any fee changes at least fourteen (14) days before the scheduled date of the transaction and failure to cancel your account as set forth herein will constitute acceptance of such fee change. Any changes to fees will apply only on a prospective basis. If you do not agree to any such changes to fees, charges, or terms, your sole remedy is to cancel your subscription. Fees paid for any subscription term are paid in advance and are not refundable in whole or in part. If you have a balance due on any Service account, you agree that Octoparse can charge these unpaid fees to any payment method that you have previously provided.
6.5 Your Service will be automatically renewed and your credit card account (or other payment method account) will be charged as follows without further authorization from you: (a) every month for monthly subscriptions; (b) upon everyone (1) year anniversary for annual subscriptions; (c) such other periodic rate you have selected from among the options offered on the Service or agreed in an order. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR SUBSCRIPTION IS SUBJECT TO AUTOMATIC RENEWALS AND YOU CONSENT TO AND ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL RELATED RECURRING CHARGES TO YOUR APPLICABLE PAYMENT METHOD WITHOUT FURTHER AUTHORIZATION FROM YOU AND WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE UNLESS REQUIRED BY LAW. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE AMOUNT OF THE RECURRING CHARGE MAY CHANGE IF THE APPLICABLE TAX RATES CHANGE OR IF THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE IN THE APPLICABLE FEES.
6.6 For annual subscriptions, you will need to provide thirty (30) days’ notice, prior to the annual renewal date, to give notice that you want to cancel your subscription, and the subscription will be canceled upon receipt of such notification and no future charges will be made. For monthly or other subscriptions, you will need to provide seven (7) days’ notice, prior to the monthly renewal date, to give notice that you want to cancel your subscription, the subscription will be canceled upon receipt of such notification and no future charges will be made.
6.7 Unless otherwise specified, queries used above the licensed quantity may be charged at three cents per query in blocks of one hundred.
When using the Service, including uploading or making available any User Data, you agree not to:
7.1 Upload or transmit via the Service pornographic, threatening, embarrassing, hateful, racially or ethnically insulting, libelous, or otherwise inappropriate content;
7.2 Use the Service for any purpose that is unlawful or is otherwise prohibited by these Terms;
7.3 Use the Service in any manner that, in our sole discretion, could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Service;
7.4 Use the Service to access, connect to or retrieve data from any third-party system or services or Third Party Sites which are subject to terms of service prohibiting your manner of access to, connection to, or retrieval of data from the system, service, or site using the Service;
7.6 Use the Service in any manner that infringes on any copyright or other intellectual property, proprietary or moral right, or use the Service to circumvent any technological protection measure that controls access to or copying of copyrighted content;
7.7 Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Service, or any part of them, other User Accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Service, or any part of them, through hacking, password mining or any other means or interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service or any activities conducted on the Service;
7.8 Modify the Service in any manner or form, or use modified versions of the Service, including but not limited to for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Service;
7.9 Use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated means to access the Service for any purpose without our express written permission, or bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Service;
7.10 Impersonate another person or access another User’s User Account without that User’s permission or to violate any contractual or fiduciary relationships;
7.11 Share Octoparse-issued passwords with any third party or encourage any other User to do so;
7.12 Misrepresent the source, identity, or content of User Data;
7.13 Modify, adapt, translate or create derivative works based upon the Service;
7.14 Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Service, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation;
7.15 Rent, lease, loan, resell, sublicense, distribute, or otherwise transfer the Service to any third party; provide time sharing or similar services for any third party; or use the Service for any purpose other than your own internal business use;
7.16 Remove, circumvent, disable, damage, or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Service, features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any content accessible through the Service or Service, or features that enforce limitations on the use of the Service including, without limitation, creating multiple accounts in order to circumvent query limits or other restrictions based on your account type;
7.17 Access the Service if you are a direct competitor of Octoparse, except with Octoparse’s prior written consent, or for any other competitive purposes; or
7.18 Collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Service.
8.1 Use of User Data. By submitting User Data to Octoparse, you hereby grant, represent, and warrant that you have all rights necessary to grant, all rights and licenses to the User Data required for Octoparse and its subcontractors and service providers to provide the Service. Octoparse shall have no right to sublicense or resell User Data, except however, that you agree that Octoparse may collect, analyze, and use data derived from User Data, which may include Personal Data and/or information collected from or about an individual but which does not identify the individual personally, as well as data about you, and other Users’ access and use of the Service, for purposes of operating, analyzing, improving, or marketing the Service and any related services. If Octoparse shares or publicly discloses information (e.g., in marketing materials, or in application development) that is derived from User Data, such data will be aggregated or anonymized to reasonably avoid identification of a specific individual or the User. By way of example and not limitation, Octoparse may: (a) track the number of users on an anonymized aggregate basis as part of Octoparse’s marketing efforts to publicize the total number of Users of the Service; (b) analyze aggregated usage patterns for product development efforts; or (c) use anonymous data derived from User Data in a form which may not reasonably identify either a particular individual or the User to develop further analytic frameworks and application tools. You further agree that Octoparse will have the right, both during and after the term of these Terms, to use, store, transmit, distribute, modify, copy, display, sublicense, and create derivative works of anonymized, aggregated data.
8.3 Security Incidents. In the event that User Data is disclosed to or accessed by an unauthorized party, Octoparse will promptly notify you and use reasonable efforts to cooperate with your investigation of the incident; and if such incident triggers any third-party notice requirements under applicable laws, you agree that as the owner of the User Data, you will be responsible for the timing, content, cost, and method of any such notice and compliance with such laws.
8.4 No Responsibility for Backups. Octoparse will not be responsible for any backup, recovery, or other steps required to ensure that User Data is recoverable in the case of data loss. You are solely responsible for backing up your User Data on a regular basis and taking appropriate steps to safeguard and ensure the integrity of your User Data.
8.5 Rights to User Data. You own all rights, title, and interest (including all intellectual property rights) in and to your User Data.
Ownership; Proprietary Rights.
The Service is owned and operated by Octoparse. The visual interfaces, graphics, design, compilation, information, computer code, products, software, services, and all other elements of the Service provided by Octoparse, but expressly excluding any of the foregoing owned or licensed by and posted to the Service at the direction of Users (including without limitation User Data) (“Materials“) are protected by intellectual property and other applicable laws. Except for any technology licensed by Octoparse, which is owned by and provided by our third-party licensors, all Materials contained in the Service, including without limitation the intellectual property rights therein and thereto, are the property of Octoparse or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to Octoparse or its affiliates and/or third-party licensors. Except as expressly provided herein, nothing in these Terms shall be deemed to create a license in or under any such Materials or the intellectual property rights therein or thereto, you agree not to sell, license, distribute, copy, modify, publicly perform or display, transmit, publish, edit, adapt, create derivative works from, or otherwise make unauthorized use of the Materials.You may choose to or we may invite you to submit comments or ideas about the Service, including without limitation about how to improve the Service or our products (“Ideas“). By submitting any Idea, you agree that your disclosure is gratuitous, unsolicited and without restriction and will not place Octoparse under any fiduciary or other obligation, and that we are free to use the Idea without any additional compensation to you, and/or to disclose the Idea on a non-confidential basis or otherwise to anyone. You further acknowledge that, by acceptance of your submission, Octoparse does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to Octoparse, or developed by its employees, or obtained from sources other than you.
Third-Party Sites, Third-Party Information
10.1 You or the Service may call the servers of other websites or services solely at the direction of and as a convenience to You and/or other Users (“Third Party Sites“). Octoparse makes no express or implied warranties with regard to the information, or other material, products, or services that are contained on or accessible through Third-Party Sites. Access and use of Third Party Sites, including the information, material, products, and services on such sites or available through such sites, is solely at your own risk.
10.2 YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT OCTOPARSE DOES NOT MANAGE OR CONTROL THE USER DATA THAT YOU ACCESS, STORE, OR DISTRIBUTE THROUGH THE SERVICE, AND ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR THAT INFORMATION REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH USER DATA IS TRANSMITTED TO OR BY YOU IN BREACH OF THESE TERMS. OCTOPARSE MAKES NO WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO SUCH USER DATA YOU MAY ACCESS, STORE OR DISTRIBUTE THROUGH THE SERVICE. IN PARTICULAR, WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, Octoparse MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT SUCH USER DATA WILL BE FREE OF ANY VIRUS, WORM, TROJAN HORSE, EASTER EGG, TIME BOMB, CANCELBOT, OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE OR MALICIOUS CODE OR PROGRAMS. YOU AGREE TO WAIVE, AND HEREBY DO WAIVE, ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE RIGHTS OR REMEDIES YOU HAVE OR MAY HAVE AGAINST OCTOPARSE WITH RESPECT TO THIRD-PARTY AND/OR USER DATA THAT YOU CHOOSE TO ACCESS, STORE OR DISTRIBUTE, THROUGH THE SERVICE.
Security and Privacy Settings.
We have implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your User Data from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will ever be able to defeat those measures or use your User Data for improper purposes. You understand that internet technologies have the inherent potential for disclosure. You acknowledge that you are under no obligation to provide Personal Data or other sensitive information in order to use the Service and that you provide any such information at your own risk.
Disclaimers; No Warranties
12.1 THE SERVICE AND ANY THIRD-PARTY OR USER DATA, SOFTWARE, SERVICES, OR APPLICATIONS MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, OCTOPARSE, ITS SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS, AND PARTNERS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, STATUTORY, EXPRESS, OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS.
12.2 OCTOPARSE, ITS SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS, AND PARTNERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SERVICE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
12.3 OCTOPARSE, ITS SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS, AND PARTNERS DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SERVICE IN TERMS OF CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN A THIRD PARTY OR USER DATA, MATERIAL, OR DATA THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH THIRD PARTY OR USER PROVIDED INFORMATION, MATERIAL, OR DATA. Octoparse WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR THE DELETION, CORRECTION, DESTRUCTION, DAMAGE, LOSS, OR FAILURE TO STORE OR MAINTAIN ANY THIRD-PARTY OR USER DATA.
12.4 CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
Limitations of Liability
13.1 UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, WILL OCTOPARSE OR ITS AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR THIRD-PARTY PARTNERS, LICENSORS, OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, RELIANCE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOSSES OR LIABILITY RESULTING FROM LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF REVENUE, ANTICIPATED PROFITS, OR LOSS OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY) THAT RESULT FROM YOUR USE OR YOUR INABILITY TO USE THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS ON THE SERVICE, OR ANY OTHER INTERACTIONS WITH OCTOPARSE, EVEN IF OCTOPARSE OR A OCTOPARSE AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH CASES, OCTOPARSE’S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
13.2 IN NO EVENT WILL Octoparse’S OR ITS AFFILIATES’, CONTRACTORS’, EMPLOYEES’, AGENTS’, OR THIRD-PARTY PARTNERS’, LICENSOR’S, OR SUPPLIERS’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS, (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WARRANTY, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THE SERVICE DURING THE MONTH IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DAY THE ACT OR OMISSION OCCURRED THAT GAVE RISE TO YOUR CLAIM .
13.3 YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT OCTOPARSE HAS OFFERED ITS PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, SET ITS PRICES, AND ENTERED INTO THESE TERMS IN RELIANCE UPON THE DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTY AND THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH HEREIN, THAT THE DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTY AND THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH HEREIN REFLECT A REASONABLE AND FAIR ALLOCATION OF RISK BETWEEN THE PARTIES (INCLUDING THE RISK THAT A CONTRACT REMEDY MAY FAIL OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE AND CAUSE CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS), AND THAT THE DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTY AND THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH HEREIN FORM AN ESSENTIAL BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND OCTOPARSE.
14.1 Our Indemnity. Octoparse will indemnify, defend and hold you harmless from liabilities, losses, and damages finally awarded by a court of competent jurisdiction, based on a third-party claim that Octoparse’s proprietary software infringes the intellectual property rights of a third party; provided that such indemnity shall not apply if the alleged infringement results from (a) use of the software in conjunction with any website searches or any other data or the use thereof in connection with the software; or (b) unlicensed activities and so long as you promptly notify Octoparse in writing of any such third-party claim and Octoparse is permitted to control fully the defense and any settlement of such third-party claim as long as such settlement shall not include a financial obligation on you or implicate you in any alleged infringement action. You shall cooperate fully in the defense of a such third-party claim and may appear, at your own expense, through counsel reasonably acceptable to Octoparse. You shall not undertake any action in response to any infringement or alleged infringement of the software. Octoparse may settle any third-party claim on a basis requiring Octoparse to substitute for the software alternative substantially equivalent non-infringing programs. In the event that providing an acceptable alternative non-infringing program is either not available or practical in Octoparse’s sole reasonable discretion, the parties may agree to terminate the Agreement. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION 14.1 STATE THE SOLE, EXCLUSIVE, AND ENTIRE LIABILITY OF OCTOPARSE AND ITS LICENSORS TO YOU, AND IS YOUR SOLE REMEDY, WITH RESPECT TO THE INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS.
14.2 Your Indemnity. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Octoparse and its subsidiaries, agents, managers, and other affiliated companies, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, 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: (a) your use of and access to the Service, including any data or work transmitted or received by you; (b) your violation of any term of these Terms, including without limitation, your breach of any of the representations and warranties above; (c) your violation of or User Data violating any third-party right, including without limitation any right of privacy, publicity rights or intellectual property rights; (d) your violation of any law, rule or regulation of the United States or any other country; (e) any claim or damages that arise as a result of any of your User Data or any other data that are submitted via your account; or (f) any other party’s access and use of the Service with your unique username, password or other appropriate security code. Octoparse will have the right to control the defense, settlement, adjustment, or compromise of any such claims, actions, or proceedings by using counsel selected by Octoparse. Octoparse will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claims, actions, or proceedings upon becoming aware of the same.
Location of the Service.
The Service is hosted in the United States making use of third-party cloud servers. Octoparse makes no representations that the Service is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Service from other jurisdictions do so of their own volition and are entirely responsible for compliance with local law, including but not limited to export and import regulations. You may not use the Service if you are a resident of a country embargoed by the United States, or are a foreign person or entity blocked or denied by the United States government. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, all materials found on the Service are solely directed to individuals, companies, or other entities located in the U.S. By using the Service, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.
Governing Law; Arbitration; and Class Action/Jury Trial Waiver
16.1 Governing Law. You agree that: (a) the Service shall be deemed solely based in California; and (b) the Service shall be deemed a passive one that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over us, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than California. This Agreement shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of California, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. The parties acknowledge that these Terms evidences a transaction involving interstate commerce. Notwithstanding the preceding sentences with respect to the substantive law, any arbitration conducted pursuant to the terms of these Terms shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16). The application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is expressly excluded. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in Santa Clara County, California for any actions for which we retain the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation or violation of our copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights, as set forth in the Arbitration provision below, including any provisional relief required to prevent irreparable harm. You agree that Santa Clara County, California is the proper forum for any appeals of an arbitration award or for trial court proceedings if the arbitration provision below is found to be unenforceable.
16.2 Arbitration. READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT REQUIRES THE PARTIES TO ARBITRATE THEIR DISPUTES AND LIMITS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM Octoparse. For any dispute with Octoparse, you agree to first contact us at email@example.com and attempt to resolve the dispute with us informally. In the unlikely event that Octoparse has not been able to resolve a dispute it has with you after sixty (60) days, we each agree to resolve any claim, dispute, or controversy (excluding any claims for injunctive or other equitable relief as provided below) arising out of or in connection with or relating to these Terms, or the breach or alleged breach thereof (collectively, “Claims“) The arbitration will be conducted in Diamond Bar, California unless you and Octoparse agree otherwise. If you are using the Service for commercial purposes, each party will be responsible for paying any JAMS filing, administrative and arbitrator fees in accordance with JAMS rules, and the award rendered by the arbitrator shall include costs of arbitration, reasonable attorneys’ fees, and reasonable costs for expert and other witnesses. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Nothing in this Section shall be deemed as preventing Octoparse from seeking injunctive or other equitable relief from the courts as necessary to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation, or violation of our data security, intellectual property, or other proprietary rights.
16.3 Class Action/Jury Trial Waiver. WITH RESPECT TO ALL PERSONS AND ENTITIES, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY HAVE OBTAINED OR USED THE SERVICE FOR PERSONAL, COMMERCIAL, OR OTHER PURPOSES, ALL CLAIMS MUST BE BROUGHT IN THE PARTIES’ INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS ACTION, COLLECTIVE ACTION, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. THIS WAIVER APPLIES TO CLASS ARBITRATION, AND, UNLESS WE AGREE OTHERWISE, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S CLAIMS. YOU AGREE THAT, BY ENTERING INTO THESE TERMS, YOU AND OCTOPARSE ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION, COLLECTIVE ACTION, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION, OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING OF ANY KIND.
17.1 Notice and Modifications. Octoparse may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to Octoparse’s terms and conditions, by email, regular mail, or postings on the Service. Notice will be deemed given twenty-four hours after the email is sent unless Octoparse is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, we may give you legal notice by mail to a postal address, if provided by you through the Service. In such case, notice will be deemed given three days after the date of mailing. Notice posted on the Service is deemed given five (5) days following the initial posting. Octoparse reserves the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to our Users, provided that you may opt out of certain means of notification as described in these Terms. Octoparse is not responsible for any automatic filtering you or your network provider may apply to email notifications we send to the email address you provide us. Octoparse may, in its sole discretion, modify or update these Terms from time to time, and so you should review this page periodically. When we change the Agreement in a material manner, we will update the ‘last modified’ date at the bottom of this page and notify you that material changes have been made to the Agreement. Your continued use of the Service after any such change constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Service. If any such revision is unacceptable to you, your only remedy is to terminate your Octoparse User Account. If you do not agree to any of these terms or any future Terms of Service, do not use or access (or continue to access) the Service.
17.2 Waiver. The failure of Octoparse to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Any waiver of any provision of these Terms will be effective only if in writing and signed by Octoparse.
17.3 Severability. If any provision of these Terms is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be limited or eliminated from these Terms to the minimum extent necessary and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions; except that in the event of unenforceability of the universal Class Action/Jury Trial Waiver, the entire arbitration agreement shall be unenforceable.
17.4 Assignment. These Terms and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you but may be assigned by Octoparse without restriction.
17.5 Survival. Upon termination of these Terms, any provision which, by its nature or express terms should survive, shall survive such termination or expiration, including, but not limited to, Sections 3 and 8 through 21.
17.6 Headings. The heading references herein are for convenience only, do not constitute a part of these Terms, and will not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof.
17.7 Entire Agreement. This, including the agreements incorporated by reference, constitutes the entire agreement between you and Octoparse relating to the subject matter herein and will not be modified except in writing, signed by both parties or by a change made by Octoparse as set forth in these Terms.
17.8 Claims. YOU AND OCTOPARSE AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE SERVICE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
The Service is offered by Octopus Data Inc, 3333 South Brea Canyon Road, Suite 210, Diamond Bar, CA 91765, and can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a California resident, (a) you may have this same information emailed to you by sending a letter to the foregoing address with your email address and a request for this information, and (b) in accordance with Cal. Civ. Code §1789.3, you may report complaints to the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by contacting them in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112 Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210 or (916) 445-1254.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Information.
Octoparse respects the intellectual property rights of third parties and responds to allegations that copyrighted material has been posted, uploaded or shared on or through the Service without authorization from the copyright holder in accordance with the safe harbor set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Octoparse will also, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may infringe or repeatedly infringe the copyrights of others in accordance with the DMCA.
19.1 Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement. The DMCA provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you have a good faith belief regarding the use of materials on the Service infringing on your copyright, you may send to Octoparse a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it be blocked. If you believe that your work has been copied and made available through the Service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may send a written document to Octoparse’s Designated Agent (as set forth below) that contains the following (a “Notice”):
- A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed on and, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a list of all such works.
- Identification of the URL or other specific location that contains the material that you claim infringes your copyright described in Item 1 above. You must provide us with reasonably sufficient information to locate the allegedly infringing material.
- A physical or electronic signature of the copyright holder or a person authorized to act on his or her behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or applicable law.
- A statement by you that the information contained in your Notice is accurate and that you attest under the penalty of perjury that you are the copyright owner or that you are authorized to act on the owner’s behalf.
- Your name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address.
19.2 If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.loc.gov/copyright/ for details. Notices and counter-notices with respect to the Service should be sent to Octoparse’s designated agent via Email at email@example.com
19.3 Please note that you may be liable for damages, including court costs and attorneys fees, if you misrepresent that content uploaded by a Service user is infringing on your copyright. It is suggested that you consult with your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice.
19.4 Upon receiving a proper Notice, Octoparse will remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material. We will also advise the alleged infringer of the DMCA Counter-Notice Procedure described below by which the alleged infringer may respond to your claim and request that we restore this material.