Welcome to BitLift! We’re thrilled to have you. The following outlines our terms for using our website and services. Please read it carefully and let us know if you have any questions.
1. Accepting These Terms
The Terms are a legally binding contract between you and Gerbz LLC currently doing business as BitLift. This contract is between you and Gerbz LLC. We’ll just refer to Gerbz LLC as “BitLift”.
Please note that Section 11. Disputes with BitLift, contains an arbitration clause and class action waiver. By agreeing to the Terms, you agree to resolve all disputes through binding individual arbitration, which means that you waive any right to have those disputes decided by a judge or jury, and that you waive your right to participate in class actions, class arbitrations, or representative actions.
This contract sets out your rights and responsibilities when you use bitlift.com, community.bitlift.com, and the other services provided by BitLift (we’ll refer to all of these collectively as our “Services”), so please read it carefully. By using any of our Services (even just browsing one of our websites), you’re agreeing to the Terms. If you don’t agree with the Terms, you may not use our Services.
2. Other Documents
If you use any of our Services, you agree to these Terms and the following policies. All of these policies are a part of our Terms, so be sure to read the ones that are relevant for you.
- Seller Policy – If you list any items for sale through our Services, these policies apply to you.
- Buyer Policy – If you use our Services to browse or shop, these policies apply to you.
- Third Party Policy – These policies apply to intellectual property owners, affiliates, and anyone requesting information from BitLift.
- Anti-Discrimination Policy – This policy explains the kind of behavior we prohibit on BitLift to ensure we all have a positive experience.
3. Your Privacy
Both BitLift and sellers process members’ personal information (for example, buyer name, email address, and shipping address) and are therefore considered separate and independent data controllers of buyers’ personal information under EU law. That means that each party is responsible for the personal information it processes in providing the Services. For example, if a seller accidentally discloses a buyer’s name and email address when fulfilling another buyer’s order, the seller, not BitLift, will be responsible for that unauthorized disclosure.
If, however, BitLift and sellers are found to be joint data controllers of buyers’ personal information, and if BitLift is sued, fined, or otherwise incurs expenses because of something that you did as a joint data controller of buyer personal information, you agree to indemnify BitLift for the expenses it occurs in connection with your processing of buyer personal information.
4. Your Account with BitLift
You’ll need to create an account with BitLift to use some of our Services. Here are a few rules about accounts with BitLift:
A. You must be 18 years or older to use our Services. Minors under 18 and at least 13 years of age are only permitted to use our Services through an account owned by a parent or legal guardian with their appropriate permission and under their direct supervision. Children under 13 years are not permitted to use BitLift or the Services. You are responsible for any and all account activity conducted by a minor on your account.
B. It’s prohibited to impersonate another person or company through your account.
C. You may not use language that is offensive, vulgar, infringes someone’s intellectual property rights, or otherwise violates these Terms within your account information.
D. You’re solely responsible for any activity on your account. If you’re sharing an account with other people, then the person whose information is on the account will ultimately be responsible for all activity. If you’re registering as a business entity, you personally guarantee that you have the authority to agree to the Terms on behalf of the business. Also, your accounts are not transferable.
E. Protect your password. As we mentioned above, you’re solely responsible for any activity on your account, so it’s important to keep your account password secure.
F. These Terms don’t create any agency, partnership, joint venture, employment, or franchisee relationship between you and BitLift.
5. Your Content
Content that you post using our Services is your content (so let’s refer to it as “Your Content”). We don’t make any claim to it, which includes anything you post using our Services (like shop names, profile pictures, listing photos, listing descriptions, reviews, comments, videos, usernames, etc.).
A. You understand that you are solely responsible for Your Content. You represent that you have all necessary rights to Your Content and that you’re not infringing or violating any third party’s rights by posting it.
B. Permission to Use Your Content. By posting Your Content through our Services, you grant BitLift a license to use it. We don’t claim any ownership to Your Content, but we have your permission to use it to help BitLift function and grow. That way, we won’t infringe any rights you have in Your Content and we can help promote your stuff. For example, you acknowledge and agree BitLift may offer you or BitLift buyers promotions on the Site, from time to time, that may relate to your listings
C. By posting Your Content, you grant BitLift a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, sub-licensable, perpetual license to use, display, edit, modify, reproduce, distribute, store, and prepare derivative works of Your Content. This allows us to provide the Services and to promote BitLift, your BitLift shop, or the Services in general, in any formats and through any channels, including across any BitLift Services, our partners, or third-party website or advertising medium. You agree not to assert any moral rights or rights of publicity against us for using Your Content. You also recognize our legitimate interest in using it, in accordance with the scope of this license, to the extent Your Content contains any personal information.
D. If content that you own or have rights to has been posted to the Services without your permission and you want it removed, please contact us. If Your Content is alleged to infringe another person’s intellectual property, we will take appropriate action, such as disabling it if we receive proper notice or terminating your account if you are found to be a repeat infringer.
E. You agree that you will not post any content that is abusive, threatening, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, or otherwise offensive or in violation of our policies. You also agree not to post any content that is false and misleading or uses the Services in a manner that is fraudulent or deceptive.
6. Your Use of Our Services
We grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, and revocable license to use our Services—subject to the Terms and the following restrictions in particular:
A. You agree that you will not violate any laws in connection with your use of the Services. This includes any local, state, federal, and international laws that may apply to you.
B. You are responsible for paying all fees that you owe to BitLift. Except as set forth below, you are also solely responsible for collecting and/or paying any applicable taxes for any purchases or sales you make through our Services.
C. You agree not to crawl, scrape, or spider any page of the Services or to reverse engineer or attempt to obtain the source code of the Services.
D. You agree not to interfere with or try to disrupt our Services, for example by distributing a virus or other harmful computer code.
E. The name “BitLift” and the other BitLift marks, phrases, logos, and designs that we use in connection with our Services, are trademarks, service marks, or trade dress of BitLift in the US and other countries.
F. Any unsolicited ideas or other materials you submit to BitLift (not including Your Content or items you sell through our Services) are considered non-confidential and non-proprietary to you. You grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, sub-licensable, perpetual license to use and publish those ideas and materials for any purpose, without compensation to you.
G. BitLift will provide you with certain legal information in writing. By using our Services, you’re agreeing to our Electronic Communications Policy, which describes how we provide that information to you. It says that we can send you information electronically (such as by email) instead of mailing you paper copies (it’s better for the environment), and that your electronic agreement is the same as your signature on paper.
You may terminate your account with BitLift at any time by simply contacting us. Terminating your account will not affect the availability of some of Your Content that you posted through the Services prior to termination and you’ll have to pay any outstanding bills.
We may terminate or suspend your account (and any related accounts) and your access to the Services at any time, for any reason, and without advance notice. If we do so, it’s important to understand that you don’t have a contractual or legal right to continue to use our Services. BitLift may refuse service to anyone, at any time, for any reason.
If you or BitLift terminate your account, you may lose any information associated with your account, including Your Content.
BitLift reserves the right to change, suspend, or discontinue any of the Services at any time, for any reason. We will not be liable to you for the effect that any changes to the Services may have on you, including your income or your ability to generate revenue through the Services.
The Terms will remain in effect even after your access to the Service is terminated, or your use of the Service ends.
8. Warranties and Limitation of Liability
You understand that BitLift does not manufacture, store, or inspect any of the items sold through our Services. We provide the venue; the items in our marketplaces are produced, listed, and sold directly by independent sellers, so BitLift cannot and does not make any warranties about their quality, safety, or even their legality. Any legal claim related to an item you purchase must be brought directly against the seller of the item. You release BitLift from any claims related to items sold through our Services, including for defective items, misrepresentations by sellers, or items that caused physical injury (like product liability claims).
You may come across materials that you find offensive or inappropriate while using our Services. We make no representations concerning any content posted by users through the Services. BitLift is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of content posted by users that you accessed through the Services. You release us from all liability relating to that content.
You can use the Services to interact with other individuals, either online or in person. However, you understand that we do not screen users of our Services, and you release us from all liability relating to your interactions with other users. Please be careful and exercise caution and good judgment in all interactions with others, especially if you are meeting someone in person.
By participating in a special offer or promotion, you agree that you may not later claim that the rules of that special offer or promotion were ambiguous.
Warranties – BitLift is dedicated to making our Services the best they can be, but we’re not perfect and sometimes things can go wrong. You understand that our Services are provided “as is” and without any kind of warranty (express or implied). We are expressly disclaiming any warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose, as well as any warranties implied by a course of performance, course of dealing, or usage of trade.
We do not guarantee that: (i) the Services will be secure or available at any particular time or location; (ii) any defects or errors will be corrected; (iii) the Services will be free of viruses or other harmful materials; or (iv) the results of using the Services will meet your expectations. You use the Services solely at your own risk. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
Liability Limits – To the fullest extent permitted by law, neither BitLift, nor our employees or directors shall be liable to you for any lost profits or revenues, or for any consequential, incidental, indirect, special, or punitive damages arising out of or in connection with the Services or these Terms. In no event shall BitLift’s aggregate liability for any damages exceed the greater of one hundred ($100) US Dollars (USD) or the amount you paid BitLift in the past twelve months. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
We hope this never happens, but if BitLift gets sued because of something that you did, you agree to defend and indemnify us. That means you’ll defend BitLift (including any of our employees) and hold us harmless from any legal claim or demand (including reasonable attorney’s fees) that arises from your actions, your use (or misuse) of our Services, your breach of the Terms, or your account’s infringement of someone else’s rights.
We reserve the right to handle our legal defense however we see fit, even if you are indemnifying us, in which case you agree to cooperate with us so we can execute our strategy.
10. Disputes with Other Users
If you find yourself in a dispute with another user of BitLift Services or a third party, we encourage you to contact the other party and try to resolve the dispute amicably.
Buyers and sellers who are unable to resolve a dispute related to a transaction on our websites or mobile apps may contact us. BitLift will attempt to help you resolve disputes in good faith and based solely on our interpretation of our policies, in our sole discretion; we will not make judgments regarding legal issues or claims. BitLift has no obligation to resolve any disputes.
You release BitLift from any claims, demands, and damages arising out of disputes with other users or parties.
11. Disputes with BitLift
A. Governing Law. The Terms are governed by the laws of the State of Nevada, without regard to its conflict of laws rules, and the laws of the United States of America. These laws will apply no matter where in the world you live, but if you live outside of the United States, you may be entitled to the protection of the mandatory consumer protection provisions of your local consumer protection law.
B. Arbitration. You and BitLift agree that any dispute or claim arising from or relating to the Terms shall be finally settled by final and binding arbitration, using the English language, administered by the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”) under its Consumer Arbitration Rules (the “AAA Rules”) then in effect (those rules are deemed to be incorporated by reference into this section, and as of the date of these Terms you can find the AAA Rules here), unless otherwise required by law. Arbitration will be handled by a sole arbitrator in accordance with those rules. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court that has jurisdiction. Any arbitration under the Terms will take place on an individual basis — class arbitrations and class actions are not permitted. You understand that by agreeing to the Terms, you and BitLift are each waiving the right to trial by jury or to participate in a class action or class arbitration. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each party shall have the right to bring an action in a court of proper jurisdiction for injunctive or other equitable or conservatory relief, pending a final decision by the arbitrator. You may instead assert your claim in “small claims” court, but only if your claim qualifies, your claim remains in such court, and your claim remains on an individual, non-representative, and non-class basis.
C. Costs of Arbitration. Payment for any and all reasonable AAA filing, administrative, and arbitrator fees will be in accordance with the Consumer Arbitration Rules. If the value of your claim does not exceed $10,000 USD, BitLift will pay for the reasonable filing, administrative, and arbitrator fees associated with the arbitration, unless the arbitrator finds that either the substance of your claim or the relief sought was frivolous or brought for an improper purpose.
D. Forum. We’re based in Reno, Nevada, so any legal action against BitLift related to our Services must be filed and take place in Reno. For all actions under the AAA Rules, the proceedings may be filed where your residence is, or in Reno, Nevada, and any in-person hearings will be conducted at a location which is reasonably convenient to both parties taking into account their ability to travel and other pertinent circumstances. For any actions not subject to arbitration, you and BitLift agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of a state court located in Washoe County, Nevada.
E. Government Exception. If you are a government agent or entity in the United States using the Services in your official capacity, and you are legally unable to agree to the clauses in this section, then those clauses do not apply to you. In that case, the Terms and any action related to the Terms will be governed by the laws of the United States (without reference to conflict of laws) and, in the absence of federal law and to the extent permitted under federal law, the laws of the State of Nevada.
F. Modifications. If we make any changes to this “Disputes with BitLift” section after the date you last accepted the Terms, those changes will not apply to any claims filed in a legal proceeding against BitLift prior to the date the changes became effective. BitLift will notify you of substantive changes to the “Disputes with BitLift” section at least 30 days prior to the date the change will become effective. If you do not agree to the modified terms, you may send BitLift a written notification (including email) or close your account within those 30 days. By rejecting a modified term or permanently closing your account, you agree to arbitrate any disputes between you and BitLift in accordance with the provisions of this “Disputes with BitLift” section as of the date you last accepted the Terms, including any changes made prior to your rejection. If you reopen your closed account or create a new account, you agree to be bound by the current version of the Terms.
12. Changes to the Terms
We may update these Terms from time to time. If we believe that the changes are material, we’ll definitely let you know by posting the changes through the Services and/or sending you an email or message about the changes. That way you can decide whether you want to continue using the Services. Changes will be effective upon the posting of the changes unless otherwise specified. You are responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any changes. Your use of the Services following the changes constitutes your acceptance of the updated Terms.
13. Some Finer Legal Points
The Terms, including all of the policies that make up the Terms, supersede any other agreement between you and BitLift regarding the Services. If any part of the Terms is found to be unenforceable, that part will be limited to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms will otherwise remain in full force and effect. Our failure to enforce any part of the Terms is not a waiver of our right to later enforce that or any other part of the Terms. We may assign any of our rights and obligations under the Terms.
14. Contact Information
If you have any questions about the Terms, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated on May 22, 2019