PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE CREATING AN ACCOUNT. BY CREATING AN ACCOUNT You accept the terms and conditions in this Agreement. If you do not agree to the terms in this Agreement, DO NOT CREATE AN ACCOUNT or OTHERWISE ATTEMPT TO SUBSCRIBE TO or use the Blaze Service.
1. Creating an Account.
You must provide Atlantic BT with the following information in order to open an account: email address, your name, password, and billing information. The Blaze Service is for U.S. based websites, which are subject to the laws of the U.S., only. If you wish to use the Blaze Service s for a foreign website, please speak with our customer service representative to set up an account. By creating an account you represent and warrant that your website is based in the U.S., subject to the laws of the U.S., and your use of the Blaze Service will not subject Atlantic BT to the laws of any foreign jurisdiction. It is your responsibility to keep your account information up to date. We will use this information to provide you with the Blaze Service.
It is your responsibility to protect your username and password. You are solely responsible for activities that occur under or through your account, including activities initiated by third parties, whether or not such activities are authorized by you. If you suspect someone has accessed your account without your authorization, you must contact Atlantic BT immediately.
2. Subscription to the Blaze Service.
Subject to the payment of fees in Section 3, and the other terms and conditions of this Agreement, Atlantic BT hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable subscription to the Blaze Service during the Subscription Term. The Subscription Term will start after you have created an account and after we have approved your access to the Blaze Service and processed your billing information. The Subscription Term will continue indefinitely until you cancel or we terminate this Agreement pursuant to Section 5. The Blaze Service is subject to ongoing modifications by Atlantic BT to improve the service. If, however, Atlantic BT deems such modifications materially reduce the value of the Blaze Service , Atlantic BT will notify you of when such modifications take effect, and you may cancel the Agreement within in fifteen (15) days from when such modifications take effect, and we will reimburse you pro-rata for any time remaining on your subscription before your renewal fee is due.
You agree that you will: (a) provide Atlantic BT with: (i) all necessary cooperation in relation to this Agreement; and (ii) all necessary access to such information as may be required by Atlantic BT in order to render the Blaze Service , including, but not limited to, your Data (as defined in Section 4); (b) comply with all applicable laws and regulations with respect to your activities under this Agreement; (c) carry out all other responsibilities set out in this Agreement in a timely and efficient manner; (d) obtain and maintain all necessary licenses, consents, and permissions necessary for Atlantic BT to perform its obligations under this Agreement; (e) ensure that your computer hardware, network and systems comply with the relevant specifications provided by Atlantic BT from time to time; and (f) be solely responsible for procuring and maintaining your network, network connections, and telecommunications links from your systems to Atlantic BT’s servers, and all problems, conditions, delays, delivery failures and all other loss or damage arising from or relating to your network, network connections, or telecommunications links or caused by the internet.
2.3 Intellectual Property.
You agree that Atlantic BT owns all intellectual property rights in the Blaze Service. Except as expressly stated herein for the Subscription Term, this Agreement does not grant you any rights to, or in, patents, copyrights, database rights, trade secrets, trade names, trademarks (whether registered or unregistered), or any other rights or licenses with respect to the Blaze Service. You further agree that you will not: (a) attempt to copy, modify, duplicate, create derivative works from, frame, mirror, republish, download, display, transmit, or distribute all or any portion of the Website or the Blaze Service in any form or media or by any means; (b) attempt to reverse compile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise reduce to human-perceivable form all or any part of the Website or the Blaze Service; or (c) access all or any part of the Website or the Blaze Service in order to build a product or service which competes with the Blaze Service.
3. Payment and Fees.
Atlantic BT offers several subscription plans to the Blaze Service, as described on the Website payable on a monthly or annual subscription cycle. You agree to pay to Atlantic BT the Subscription Fees associated with the plan you choose (your “Plan”). You can change your Plan during the current subscription cycle, and such changes will take effect at the beginning of the next subscription cycle. Changing your Plan may result in loss of features, content, or capacity.
The Subscription Fees for your Plan are billed in advance, are non-refundable, and automatically renew at the end of each subscription cycle. The Subscription Fees are subject to change at any time, and such changes will be effective thirty (30) days after such changes have been posted on the Website or after you have received Notice (as defined in Section 11) from Atlantic BT of such changes.
We will bill fees due under your Plan to the credit card you provide to Atlantic BT during registration (or to a different credit card if you change your payment information). You authorize the card issuer to pay any amounts described herein and authorize Atlantic BT (or a billing agent acting on our behalf) to continue charging all such amounts to your credit card account until you cancel or we terminate this Agreement, as provided in Section 5 of this Agreement. You must provide current, complete and accurate billing and credit card information. You must promptly update all billing information (such as billing address, card number and expiration date) to keep your account current, complete and accurate, and you must promptly notify Atlantic BT if your credit card is lost or stolen, or if you become aware of a potential breach of security (such as an unauthorized disclosure or use of your username or password). You authorize Atlantic BT to obtain updated or replacement expiration dates for your credit card if the credit card you provided Atlantic BT expires. We reserve the right to charge any renewal card issued to you as a replacement. If payment is not received from your credit-card issuer, you agree to pay all amounts due upon demand. You agree to pay all costs of collection, including attorney’s fees and costs, on any outstanding balance. In certain instances, the issuer of your credit card may charge you a foreign transaction fee or related charges, which you will be responsible to pay. Please check with your bank and credit-card issuer for details.
We reserve the right to deactivate your access to the Blaze Service for failure to pay applicable fees as described in this Agreement. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are stated in U.S. Dollars.
As between you and Atlantic BT, you shall retain ownership of any information that we obtain from your website. The Blaze Service operates by accessing documents on servers, websites, including any webpages accessible through the website, and social media accounts (“Documents”). You determine which Documents to give the Blaze Service access to. For all such Documents you give the Blaze Service access to, either explicitly by identifying such Documents when you sign up for your Plan or implicitly by leaving such Documents available to access by the Blaze Service, you hereby grant Atlantic BT a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual and irrevocable, limited right and license to access such Documents and to collect any information and content relating to such Documents, including hyperlinks and metadata, information about visitor’s actions or activities with respect to your Documents, and any data or other information you provide to Atlantic BT, such as your Google Analytics account and information contained therein (collectively, your “Data”) for (i) providing you with reports and other functions related to the Blaze Service; (ii) analyzing and improving the Blaze Service; or (iii) compiling statistics, metrics, insights and general trend data about the Blaze Service for, among other things, marketing and promotional purposes. You further hereby grant Atlantic BT a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual and irrevocable license to reproduce, adapt, distribute, perform or publicly display all or any portion of any software, information, data, databases, music, audio, video or audiovisual files, photographs, images, documents, text, digital files, forum messages, reviews, comments or other material (collectively, “Copyrighted Content”) published on your website for use in connection with the Blaze Service. You further hereby authorize Atlantic BT to identify you as a client of the Blaze Service on the Website, or anywhere else Atlantic BT deems appropriate, and to use your name, trade name, trademarks, and logos for such identification.
5. Cancellation and Termination.
You can cancel this Agreement at any time by sending Atlantic BT Notice, pursuant to Section 11. All fees that have been billed to your credit card are non-refundable, so we must receive such Notice at least five (5) days before your renewal fee is due to avoid billing your credit card.
We may terminate this Agreement immediately upon any material breach by you of any of the terms in this Agreement. We also may terminate this Agreement without cause on thirty (30) days advance Notice to you, in which case we will reimburse you pro-rata for any time remaining on your subscription before your renewal fee is due. Atlantic BT will have no other liabilities for exercising its right to terminate this Agreement under this Section 5.
On cancellation or termination of this Agreement for any reason: (i) your subscription to the Blaze Service , as well as all permissions, subscriptions, and licenses granted to you by Atlantic BT under this Agreement and the Subscription Term will immediately terminate, and you will make no further use of the Blaze Service; (ii) Atlantic BT may immediately destroy or otherwise dispose of any of your Data and Copyrighted Content in its possession; and (iii) Atlantic BT’s accrued rights to payment, as well as Sections 2.3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 will survive termination or cancellation of this Agreement, however arising.
You agree to hold confidential all information Atlantic BT discloses to you that is marked “Confidential” or the like, and, unless required by law, not make Atlantic BT’s Confidential Information available to any third party, or use Atlantic BT’s Confidential Information for any purpose other than the implementation of this Agreement. You agree to take reasonable steps to ensure that Atlantic BT’s Confidential Information is not disclosed or distributed by your employees or agents in violation of the terms of this Agreement, and to promptly return or destroy all such Confidential Information promptly upon Atlantic BT’s request.
7. Your Representations and Warranties.
You represent and warrant to Atlantic BT that: (i) you have all necessary permissions to create an account and give Atlantic BT and the Blaze Service access to your website, or any other accounts you authorize Atlantic BT to access; (ii) you have all rights, licenses, and consents required to license your Data to Atlantic BT on these terms, and further represent and warrant that such license does not infringe the rights of any third party or violate any applicable law or regulation; (iii) that you own all rights to such Copyrighted Content and that such license does not infringe the rights of any third party or violate any applicable law or regulation; and (iv) all such Data and Copyrighted Content, as well as any other information Atlantic BT may obtain from your website is not libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable, which may constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or, which may otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law. All of the representation and warranties by you in this Agreement will survive termination or cancellation of this Agreement, however arising.
8. Disclaimer of Warranties.
Atlantic BT does not and cannot warrant that the Blaze Service will operate without errors, or that the Blaze Service will be available and operational at all times or that you will always have access to the Blaze Service. We do not warrant that our services or the Internet will be available on a specified date or time or have the capacity to meet your demands during specific hours. Atlantic BT will not be liable for any damage, loss, or cost that you may suffer arising out of use of, or inability to use, the Blaze Service, even if the Atlantic BT had notice of the possibility of such damage, loss, or cost, regardless of whether such damage or event occurs as a result of the Atlantic BT’s negligence. Atlantic BT will not be liable for unauthorized access to Atlantic BT’s transmission facilities or premises or equipment or for unauthorized access to or alteration, theft or destruction of your Data or Copyrighted Content, user names, pass words, programs, procedures or information through accident, fraudulent means or devices or any other method, regardless of whether such damage or event occurs as a result of the Atlantic BT’s negligence.
ATLANTIC BT EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL representations and WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT WILL ATLANTIC BT OR ANY OF ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS OR LOSS OF BUSINESS) RESULTING FROM THE PERFORMANCE OR NON-PERFORMANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER DUE TO A BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, OR THE NEGLIGENCE OF ATLANTIC BT OR ANY OTHER PARTY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF THE ATLANTIC BT IS ADVISED BEFOREHAND OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
9. Limitation of Liability.
In no event will Atlantic BT’s liability for the performance or non-performance of its obligations under this Agreement exceed the amount actually paid to Atlantic BT by you under your Plan. The foregoing is intended as a complete allocation of the risks between Atlantic BT and you. Because the bargain struck and the price paid reflect such allocation this limitation upon remedies will not have failed of its essential purpose.
You will indemnify and hold harmless Atlantic BT, its officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claim, liability, damage, assessment, or expense (including expenses of investigation and defense, and reasonable attorney fees and expenses) of any nature whatsoever sustained, suffered or incurred for or on account of, or arising from or in connection with, any breach by you of any representation, warranty or covenant set forth in this Agreement, or resulting from any act or omission by you.
Atlantic BT may deliver notice to you under this Agreement by electronic mail, a general or specific notice on the Website, a communication to your account or by written communication delivered by first class U.S. mail to your address on record.
Notices to Atlantic BT must be in writing and will be deemed given when (a) delivered personally, (b) sent by email to the following email address: Eileen.Allen@www.blazecontent.com, or (c) sent to address below, in which case notice is deemed given upon receipt:
Atlantic BT, Inc.
4509 Creedmoor Road, 3rd Floor
Raleigh, NC 27609
Atlantic BT may at any time assign, transfer, charge, sub-contract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights or obligations under this Agreement. You will not, without the prior written consent of Atlantic BT, assign, transfer, charge, delegate, sub-contract or deal in any other manner with all or any of your rights or obligations under this agreement.
13. No Partnership or Agency.
Nothing contained in this Agreement will be construed to place Atlantic BT and you in a relationship as partners, joint venturers, or principal and agent, respectively.
This Agreement comprises the entire agreement between you and Atlantic BT with respect to your use of the Website and the Blaze Service and any other service purchased through the Website, and supersedes all prior agreements between the parties regarding the subject matter contained herein.
Atlantic BT will have no liability to you under this Agreement if it is prevented from or delayed in performing its obligations under this Agreement, or from carrying on its business, by acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving the workforce of Atlantic BT or any other party), failure of a utility service or transport or telecommunications network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of machines, fire, flood, storm or default of suppliers, sub-contractors, or service providers.
This Agreement shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of North Carolina, without regard to its conflicts of law principles. You agree to promptly and voluntarily submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the North Carolina state courts located in Raleigh, North Carolina or the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina located in Raleigh, North Carolina, with respect to any legal proceedings arising out of this Agreement, waiving all defenses with respect to jurisdiction, forum and venue. Any claim by you relating to this Agreement must be brought within one year of the date on which the claim arises. In the event that any provision of this Agreement becomes or is declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, unenforceable or void, this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect without said provision.
You agree that money damages would not be a sufficient remedy for breach of Section 2 of this Agreement, and Atlantic BT shall be entitled to specific performance and other equitable relief for any such breach, without the necessity of posting any bonds, in addition to any other remedies available to it at law or in equity. No waiver or amendment of any term in this Agreement shall be binding on Atlantic BT unless made in a writing expressly stating that it is such a waiver or amendment and signed by an authorized agent of Atlantic BT.
Last updated: 04/25/2017