Terms of Service
Please read these Terms of Service ("Terms") carefully as they are the legal terms and conditions that you agree to when you use the online photo and video sharing services provided to you by DropShots through www.dropshots.com (collectively, the "Service").
By using our Service you agree to be bound by Part A of these Terms that contains provisions applicable to all users of our Service, including casual visitors. If you choose to register as a member of, or make a purchase through, our Service, you will be asked to check a box to indicate that you have also read and agree to be bound by the additional wording set out in Part B of these Terms.
Part A: Provisions applicable to all Users of the Service (Whether Registered or Not)
This Service is operated by WebMinds, Inc. ("DropShots"), a company incorporated under the laws of the State of Florida whose principal business address is 8540 Dayton Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33907 U.S.A.
DropShots is also referred to in these Terms as "we" and "us".
Purpose of the Service
DropShots offers a digital photo and video online sharing service to view, store and share digital images through a range of electronic devices including personal computers and hand-held devices.
DropShots uses reasonable endeavors to ensure that the Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, there will be occasions when the Service will be interrupted for maintenance, upgrades and emergency repairs or due to failure of telecommunications links and equipment that are beyond the control of DropShots. Every reasonable step will be taken by DropShots to minimize such disruption where it is within the reasonable control of DropShots. You agree that DropShots shall not be liable to you for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service. Additionally, we reserve the right to modify or terminate the DropShots service for any reason and without notice at any time.
All brand, product and service names used in this Service that identify DropShots or third parties and their products and services are proprietary marks of DropShots and/or the relevant third parties. Nothing in this Service shall be deemed to confer on any person any license or right on the part of DropShots or any third party with respect to any such image, logo or name.
DropShots is, unless otherwise stated, the owner of all copyright and database rights in the Service and its contents. You may not publish, distribute, extract, re-utilize or reproduce any such content in any material form (including photocopying or storing it in any medium by electronic means) other than in accordance with the limited use license set out in our copyright notice.
Reporting Violations of Your Copyrights
If you believe the copyright in your work has been violated through this Service, please contact DropShots's agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement, at or at DropShots 8540 Dayton Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33907 U.S.A.. You must provide our agent with the following information, which DropShots may then forward to the alleged infringer:
- identify the material on the Service that you believe infringes your work with enough detail, so that we may locate it on the Service;
- provide your address, telephone number, and email address;
- provide a statement that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- provide a statement that (i) the information you have provided to us is accurate, and (ii) you are the owner of the copyright interest involved or you are authorized to act on behalf of that owner; and
- provide your physical or electronic signature. Upon receiving your complaint, DropShots may remove the content that you believe infringes your copyright. In addition, DropShots may terminate the account of the member who appears to be infringing your intellectual property rights.
From time to time DropShots may provide links that will take you to other, third party websites. These links are provided for your convenience. If you decide to access linked websites, you do so at your own risk. DropShots does not endorse or take responsibility for the content on other websites or the availability of other websites, and you agree that DropShots is not liable for any loss or damage that you may suffer by using other websites.
Amendment of the Terms
Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida. Any disputes arising under or in connection with these Terms shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of the State of Florida.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between DropShots and you with respect to your use of the Service. DropShots's failure to enforce any right or provision in these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If a court should find that one or more rights or provisions contained in these Terms is invalid, you agree that the remainder of the Terms shall be enforceable.
If you have any comments or questions about the Service please contact us by email .
Part B: Provisions Applicable to Registered Members and Customers
To purchase from or register as a member of the Service you must be 18 years or over. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
You agree that the information you provide to us on registration and at all other times will be true, accurate, current and complete. You also agree that you will ensure that this information is kept accurate and up to date at all times. This is especially important with respect to your email address, since that is the primary way in which we will communicate with you about your account and your orders.
When you register as a member you will be asked to provide a password. As you will be responsible for all activities that occur under your password, you should keep your password confidential. You must notify DropShots immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or if you believe that your password is no longer confidential. We reserve the right to require you to alter your password if we believe that your password is no longer secure.
Formation of a Binding Contract
No contract will exist between you and DropShots for the supply of any services or products unless and until DropShots accepts your order by a confirmatory e-mail, SMS/MMS message or other appropriate means of communication.
Copyright in Your Images
DropShots does not claim ownership rights for any image contained in your account. For the sole purpose of enabling us to display your images through the Service and fulfilling any orders for you or those you have shared your images with, you grant to DropShots a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, copy, distribute, and display those images. Please note that when you share images, you allow the recipients to share and make photographic prints from those images.
You are responsible for all of the images you upload, share or copy using the Service. You must have the legal right to copy and display each image that you upload, share or print. Professional images that are provided to you by professional photographers or made available through websites, magazines, books or other resources, are protected by copyright and should not be uploaded, shared or copied using the Service.
You agree not to use the Service:
- for any unlawful purposes;
- to upload, post, order for print, email or otherwise transmit or communicate any material that is obscene, offensive, blasphemous, pornographic, unlawful, threatening, menacing, abusive, harmful, an invasion of privacy or publicity rights, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, illegal or otherwise objectionable;
- to upload, post, order for print, email or otherwise transmit or communicate any material that you do not have a right to transmit or communicate under any contractual or fiduciary relationship or which infringes any copyright, trade mark, patent or other intellectual property right or any moral right of any party including, but not limited to DropShots;
- to harm minors in any way, including, but not limited to, content that violates child pornography laws, child sexual exploitation laws and laws prohibiting the depiction of minors engaged in sexual conduct;
- to forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the Service;
- to upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any material that is likely to cause harm to DropShots or anyone else's computer systems, including but not limited to that which contains any virus, code, worm, data or other files or programs designed to damage or allow unauthorized access to the Service, which may cause any defect, error, malfunction or corruption to the Service;
- to make images hosted by DropShots available for viewing by the general public through a publicly posted link to the image or otherwise;
- for any professional or corporate purpose. DropShots is intended for personal use and not as a generic photo or video hosting service.
Violation of any of these agreements will result in the termination of your DropShots account. While DropShots prohibits such conduct and content on its site, you understand and agree that DropShots cannot be responsible for the Content posted on its web site and you nonetheless may be exposed to such materials and that you use the DropShots service at your own risk.
You further agree that you shall not:
a. interfere with or disrupt (or attempt to interfere with or disrupt) this Service or servers or networks connected to this Service, or to disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to this Service; or b. provide any information to DropShots that is false or misleading, that attempts to hide your identity or that you do not have the right to disclose. b. make duplicate user accounts to bypass account restrictions.
Monitoring of Content
DropShots does not control the content of members' accounts and does not have any obligation to monitor such content for any purpose. You acknowledge that you are solely responsible for all content and activity that occurs on your user account.
Suspension and Termination of Access and Membership
You agree that DropShots may at any time without notice:
- refuse to accept your application to become a member of DropShots;
- move or suspend any part of the Service; or
- refuse to fulfill any order, or any part of any order or terminate your account and delete any content stored in your account if, in DropShots's sole discretion, you fail to comply with any of these Terms or if a competent regulatory authority requires DropShots to do so.
DropShots provides online storage of media to its members. If your account becomes inactive for a period of 12 months, DropShots may, at its option, terminate access to the account altogether (including deletion of any account information held by DropShots). DropShots may change this policy at any time, upon reasonable notice to you.
DropShots is offering a lifetime subscription. The specific terms associated with lifetime subscriptions are described in this section. Lifetime subscribers are also bound by all of the general terms specified by the DropShots Terms document, unless specifically addressed here in the Lifetime Subscriptions section.
A lifetime subscription entitles a user to utilize the DropShots services that are currently available for the lifetime of the user or the service. It is possible that new features will become available, that could require an additional fee for their use; however, presently no plans exist for such features. Lifetime subscriptions are not transferable.
The price for a lifetime membership is $99.95. Lifetime membership pricing is subject to change at any time without notice. Any price changes that may occur will not affect existing lifetime membership subscribers in any way (negatively or positively).
- User Termination - The user may cancel their account at any time without refund.
- Termination Due to Inactivity - DropShots will close and purge all lifetime membership accounts that are unused for a period of 5 years. All pictures and comments will be permanently deleted at this time and will not be available for future retrieval. The term unused is defined as: no new pictures or videos being uploaded to the user's account for the specified period.
- DropShots Elected Termination - Although it is not planned or anticipated, there may become a reason or need for DropShots to terminate its service to lifetime account members in the future. If this were to take place, DropShots will not provide lifetime subscribers with a refund for any part of their subscription payment.
Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation of Liability
DropShots agrees that all services will be carried out with reasonable skill and care, and any goods supplied will be of satisfactory quality and reasonably fit for their purpose.
THE SERVICE, DROPSHOTS'S SITES AND ALL RELATED PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY DROPSHOTS "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DROPSHOTS DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND PERFORMANCE OF THIS SERVICE.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE SUBMISSION OF ANY DIGITAL CONTENT OR FILM IMAGE TO DROPSHOTS, AND THE DOWNLOAD OR UPLOAD OF ANY MATERIAL THROUGH THE SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE TO YOUR CONTENT OR IMAGE OR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT MAY RESULT IN THE DOWNLOAD OR UPLOAD OF ANY MATERIAL. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING BACK-UPS OF YOUR DIGITAL CONTENT.
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPH, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, DROPSHOTS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OR PROVISION OF THE SERVICE, DROPSHOTS'S SITE AND ALL RELATED PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, EVEN IF DROPSHOTS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS, WAIVERS AND LIMITATIONS SHALL. APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY.