Blusimba Technologies Terms and Conditions

By signing up for a Blusimba Account (as defined in Section 1) or by using any Blusimba Services (as defined below), you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions (the “Terms of Service”).

As used in these Terms of Service, “we”, “us” and “Blusimba” means the applicable Blusimba Technologies Contracting Party (as defined in Section 4 below).

The services offered by Blusimba under the Terms of Service include various products and services designed to help you run your business digitally by enabling you to create and build your and operate your own business website. Any services offered by Blusimba are referred to in these Terms of Services as the “Services”. Any new features or tools which are added to the current Services shall be also subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the current version of the Terms of Service at any time at https://myblusimba.com/terms. Blusimba reserves the right to update and change the Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to the Blusimba website. You are advised to check the Terms of Service from time to time for any updates or changes that may impact you and your business.

You must read, agree with and accept all of the terms and conditions contained or expressly referenced in these Terms of Service, including Blusimba’s Privacy Policy before you may sign up for a Blusimba Account or use any Blusimba Service.

Everyday language summaries are provided for convenience only and appear in bold under each section, but these summaries are not legally binding. Please read the Terms of Service, including any document referred to in these Terms of Service, for the complete picture of your legal requirements. By using Blusimba or any Blusimba services, you are agreeing to these terms. Be sure to occasionally check back for updates.

  1. Account Terms
  2. To access and use the Services, you must register for a Blusimba account (“Account”) by providing your full legal name, current address, phone number, a valid email address, and any other information indicated as required. Blusimba may reject your application for an Account, or cancel an existing Account, for any reason, in our sole discretion.
  3. You must be legal age: (i) 18 years, or (ii) at least the age of majority in the jurisdiction where you reside and from which you use the Services to open an Account.
  4. You confirm that you are receiving any Services provided by Blusimba for the purposes of carrying on a business activity and not for any personal, household or family purpose.
  5. You acknowledge that Blusimba will use the email address you provide on opening an Account or as updated by you from time to time as the primary method for communication with you. You must monitor the primary Account email address you provide to Blusimba and your primary Account email address must be capable of both sending and receiving messages. Your email communications with Blusimba can only be authenticated if they come from your primary Account email address.
  6. You are responsible for keeping your password secure. Blusimba cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to maintain the security of your Account and password.
  7. You acknowledge that you are responsible for the creation and operation of your Blusimba Virtual Office.
  8. Blusimba is not a marketplace. Any contract of sale through your Blusimba Virtual Office is directly between you and your buyer and/or client.
  9. You are responsible for all activity and content such as photos, images, videos, graphics, written content, audio files, code, information, or data uploaded, collected, generated, stored, displayed, distributed, transmitted or exhibited on or in connection with your Account (“Materials”).
  10. A breach or violation of any condition in the Terms of Service as determined in the sole discretion of Blusimba may result in an immediate termination of your Services.

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B. Account Activation

2.1 Business Owner

  1. Subject to section 2.1(2), the person signing up for the Service by opening an Account will be the contracting party (“Business Owner”) for the purposes of our Terms of Service and will be the person who is authorized to use any corresponding Account we may provide to the Business Owner in connection with the Service. You are responsible for ensuring that the name of the Business Owner (including the legal name of the company, if applicable) is clearly visible on the Business website.
  2. If you are signing up for the Services on behalf of your employer, your employer shall be the Business Owner. If you are signing up for the Services on behalf of your employer, then you must use your employer-issued email address and you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind your employer to our Terms of Service.
  3. Your Blusimba Virtual Office or related services can only be associated with one Business Owner per time. A Business Owner may have multiple Business websites that is, the Blusimba Virtual Office or digital product(s) associated with the Account.

2.2 Staff Accounts

  1. Based on your Blusimba pricing plan, you can create one or more staff accounts (“Staff Accounts”) allowing other people to access the Account. With Staff Accounts, the Business Owner can set permissions and let other people work in their Account while determining the level of access by Staff Accounts to specific business information (for example, the Blusimba clients can grant 3rd party users access to their accounts at their discretion but  they are responsible for that access).
  2. The Business Owner is responsible and liable for the acts, omissions and defaults arising from use of Staff Accounts in the performance of obligations under these Terms of Service as if they were the Business Owner’s own acts, omissions or defaults.
  3. The Business Owner and the users under Staff Accounts are each referred to as a “Blusimba Client”.

2.3 PayPal Express Checkout and Blusimba Payments Accounts

  1. To complete the sign up process for the Service, the client will be expected to make payment to Blusimba via PayPal, Flutter, Stripe and other recognized gateways that are acceptable by Blusimba
  2. You acknowledge that PayPal Express Checkout and/or Blusimba Payments will be your default payment gateway(s) and that it is your sole responsibility as the Business Owner to activate and maintain these accounts. If you do not wish to keep either of the payment accounts active, it is your responsibility to deactivate them. For the avoidance of doubt, PayPal Express Checkout is a Third-party Service, as defined in Section 17 of these Terms of Service.

2.4 Domain Names

  1. Upon purchasing a domain name through Blusimba, domain registration will be preset to automatically renew each year so long as your Blusimba Account remains active. You acknowledge that it is your sole responsibility to deactivate the auto-renewal function should you choose to do so.

WHICH MEANS

Any domain you purchase through us will automatically renew unless you opt out.

C. General Conditions

You must read, agree with and accept all of the terms and conditions contained in these Terms of Service, including the Privacy Policy.

  1. You acknowledge and agree that Blusimba may amend these Terms of Service at any time by posting the relevant amended and restated Terms of Service on Blusimba’s website, available at https://myblusimba.com/terms and such amendments to the Terms of Service are effective as of the date of posting. Your continued use of the Services after the amended Terms of Service are posted to Blusimba’s website constitutes your agreement to, and acceptance of, the amended Terms of Service. If you do not agree to any changes to the Terms of Service, do not continue to use the Service.
  2. You may not use the Blusimba Services for any illegal or unauthorized purpose nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws), the laws applicable to you in your customer’s jurisdiction. You will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations in your use of the Service and your performance of obligations under the Terms of Service.
  3. The Blusimba Application Programming Interface (API) when activated will be governed by the License and Terms of Use at https://myblusimba.com/terms govern your access to and use of the Blusimba API (as defined therein). You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs using your API Credentials and for keeping your API Credentials secure.
  4. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Services, or access to the Services without the express written permission by Blusimba Technologies.
  5. You shall not purchase search engines or other pay per click keywords (such as Google Ads), or domain names that use Blusimba or Blusimba trademarks and/or variations and misspellings thereof.
  6. Questions about the Terms of Service should be sent to support@blusimba.com.
  7. You understand that your Materials (not including credit card information), may be transferred unencrypted and involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Credit card information is always encrypted during transfer over networks.
  8. The Services allow you to send certain communications to your customers by short message service (SMS) messaging (for example, sending order confirmation notifications via SMS) (the “SMS Services”).
  9. You acknowledge and agree that your use of the Services, including information transmitted to or stored by Blusimba, is governed by its privacy policy at https://www.blusimba.com/privacy
  10. All the terms and provisions of the Terms of Service shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties to the Terms of Service and to their respective heirs, successors, permitted assigns and legal representatives. Blusimba shall be permitted to assign these Terms of Service without notice to you or consent from you. You shall have no right to assign or otherwise transfer the Terms of Service, or any of your rights or obligations hereunder, to any third party without Blusimba’s prior written consent, to be given or withheld in Blusimba’s sole discretion.
  11. If any provision, or portion of the provision, in these Terms of Service is, for any reason, held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, then such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability will not affect any other provision (or the unaffected portion of the provision) of the Terms of Service, and the Terms of Service will be construed as if such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision, or portion of the provision, had never been contained within the Terms of Service.

D. Blusimba Rights

  1. We reserve the right to modify or terminate the Services for any reason, with or without notice at any time. Not all Services and features are available in every jurisdiction and we are under no obligation to make any Services or features available in any jurisdiction.
  2. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time.
  3. We may, but have no obligation to, remove Materials and suspend or terminate Accounts if we determine in our sole discretion that the goods or services offered via a Blusimba Virtual Office, or the Materials uploaded or posted to a Blusimba Virtual Office, violate our Privacy Policy or these Terms of Service.
  4. Verbal or written abuse of any kind (including threats of abuse or retribution) of any Blusimba customer, Blusimba employee, Blusimba member, or officer will result in immediate Account termination.
  5. Blusimba does not pre-screen Materials and it is in our sole discretion to refuse or remove any Materials from the Service, including your Blusimba Virtual Office.
  6. We reserve the right to provide our services to your competitors and make no promise of exclusivity in any particular market segment. You further acknowledge and agree that Blusimba employees and contractors may also be Blusimba customers/merchants and that they may compete with you, although they may not use your Confidential Information in doing so.
  7. In the event of a dispute regarding Account ownership, we reserve the right to request documentation to determine or confirm Account ownership. Documentation may include, but is not limited to, a scanned copy of your business license, government issued photo ID, the last four digits of the credit card on file, your status as an employee of an entity, etc.
  8. Blusimba retains the right to determine, in our sole judgment, rightful Account ownership and transfer an Account to the rightful Store Owner. If we are unable to reasonably determine the rightful Store Owner, without prejudice to our other rights and remedies, Blusimba reserves the right to temporarily disable an Account until resolution has been determined between the disputing parties.

WHICH MEANS

We can modify, cancel or refuse the service at any time. In the event of an ownership dispute over a Blusimba account, we can freeze the account or transfer it to the rightful owner, as determined by us.

E. Confidentiality

  1. “Confidential Information” shall include, but shall not be limited to, any and all information associated with a party’s business and not publicly known, including specific business information, technical processes and formulas, software, customer lists, prospective customer lists, names, addresses and other information regarding customers and prospective customers, product designs, sales, costs (including any relevant processing fees), price lists, and other unpublished financial information, business plans and marketing data, and any other confidential and proprietary information, whether or not marked as confidential or proprietary. Blusimba’s Confidential Information includes all information that you receive relating to us, or to the Services, that is not known to the general public including information related to our security program and practices.
  2. Each party agrees to use the other party’s Confidential Information solely as necessary for performing its obligations under these Terms of Service and in accordance with any other obligations in these Terms of Service including this Section.
  3. Each party agrees that it shall take all reasonable steps, at least substantially equivalent to the steps it takes to protect its own proprietary information, to prevent the duplication, disclosure or use of any such Confidential Information, other than by or to its employees, agents and subcontractors who must have access to such Confidential Information to perform such party’s obligations hereunder, who each shall treat such Confidential Information as provided herein, and who are each subject to obligations of confidentiality to such party that are at least as stringent as those contained herein; or as required by any law, regulation, or order of any court of proper jurisdiction over the parties and the subject matter contained in these Terms of Service, provided that, if legally permitted, the receiving party shall give the disclosing party prompt written notice and use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that such disclosure is accorded confidential treatment.
  4. Confidential Information shall not include any information that the receiving party can prove: (A) was already in the public domain, or was already known by or in the possession of the receiving party, at the time of disclosure of such information; (B) is independently developed by the receiving party without use of or reference to the other party’s Confidential Information, and without breaching any provisions of these Terms of Service; or (C) is thereafter rightly obtained by the receiving party from a source other than the disclosing party without breaching any provision of these Terms of Service.

WHICH MEANS

Both you and Blusimba agree to use the Confidential Information of the other only to perform the obligations in these Terms of Service. Confidential Information must be protected and respected.

F. Limitation of Liability

  1. You expressly understand and agree that, to the extent permitted by applicable laws, Blusimba shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses resulting from the use of or inability to use the Service.
  2. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, in no event shall Blusimba or its Partners be liable for lost profits or any special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with our site, our Services or these Terms of Service (however arising including negligence). You agree to indemnify and hold us and (as applicable) our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, Blusimba partners, officers, directors, agents, and employees harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents it incorporates by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
  3. Your use of the Services is at your sole risk. The Services are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without any warranty or condition, express, implied or statutory.
  4. Blusimba does not warrant that the Services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free.
  5. Blusimba does not warrant that the results that may be obtained from the use of the Services will be accurate or reliable.
  6. Blusimba is not responsible for any of your tax obligations or liabilities related to the use of Blusimba’s Services.
  7. Blusimba does not warrant that the quality of any products, services, information, or other materials purchased or obtained by you through the Services will meet your expectations, or that any errors in the Services will be corrected.

WHICH MEANS

We are not responsible if you break the law, breach this agreement or go against the rights of a third party, especially if you get sued.

Service is “as is” so it may have errors or interruptions and we provide no warranties and our liability is limited.

G. Waiver, Severability, and Complete Agreement

The failure of Blusimba to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms of Service, including all terms and conditions and other documents it incorporates by reference, is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, such provision shall be changed and interpreted so as to best accomplish the objectives of the original provision to the fullest extent allowed by law, and the remaining provision of the Terms of Service shall remain in full force and effect.

The Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between you and Blusimba and govern your use of the Services and your Account.

WHICH MEANS

If Blusimba chooses not to enforce any of these provisions at any time, it does not mean that we give up that right later.

These Terms of Service make up the agreement that applies to you. This means that any previous agreements between you and Blusimba do not apply if they conflict with these terms.

H. Intellectual Property and Customer Content

  1. We do not claim any intellectual property rights over the Materials you provide to the Blusimba Service. All Materials you upload to your Blusimba Virtual Office remains yours. You can remove your Blusimba Virtual Office at any time by deleting your Account.
  2. By uploading Materials, you agree: (a) to allow other internet users to view the Materials you post publicly to your Blusimba Virtual Office; (b) to allow Blusimba to store, and in the case of Materials you post publicly, display and use your Materials; and (c) that Blusimba can, at any time, review and delete all the Materials submitted to its Service, although Blusimba is not obligated to do so.
  3. You retain ownership over all Materials that you upload to the Blusimba Virtual Office; however, by making your Blusimba Virtual Office public, you agree to allow others to view Materials that you post publicly to your Blusimba Virtual Office. You are responsible for compliance of the Materials with any applicable laws or regulations.
  4. Blusimba shall have the non-exclusive right and license to use the names, trademarks, service marks and logos associated with your Store to promote the Service.

WHICH MEANS

Anything you upload remains yours and is your responsibility.

I. Virtual Office/Website

  1. You may establish the appearance of your Blusimba Virtual Office or Website with a design template from Blusimba’s Template database. If you download a Template, you are licensed to use it for a Website only.  You are not permitted to transfer or sell a Template to any other person’s Virtual Office on Blusimba or elsewhere. Multiple Stores require multiple downloads and each download is subject to the applicable fee.
  2. You may modify the Template to suit your Store. Blusimba may add or modify the footer in a Template that refers to Blusimba at its discretion. Blusimba may modify the Theme where it contains, in our sole discretion, an element that violates the provisions of the Terms of Service, even if you received the Template in that condition. Blusimba may modify the Template to reflect technical changes and updates as required.
  3. The intellectual property rights of the Template remain the property of the designer. If you exceed the rights granted by your purchase of a Template, the designer may take legal action against you and, without prejudice to our other rights or remedies. Blusimba may take administrative action such as modifying or deleting your Blusimba Virtual Office.
  4. Blusimba may offer technical support where and/or when needed in this regard.
  5. It is the responsibility of the Business Owner, and not Blusimba, to ensure that the installation of a new template does not overwrite or damage the current or preexisting template, or UI, of the user.

WHICH MEANS

You can purchase our Templates to use for one Blusimba Virtual Office at a time. Feel free to modify our Template, but respect that the designers own their Templates, so don’t infringe on their rights. Note that Templates may disappear over time and are subject to change.

J. Blusimba Email

You may generate or send email from your Account using the Blusimba Email marketing services (the “Email Service”). In addition to the terms applicable to the Services generally (including Blusimba’s Privacy Policy), the following terms apply to your access and use of the Email Services:

  1. Blusimba and its related service companies, employs certain controls to scan the content of emails you deliver using the Email Services prior to delivery (“Content Scanning”). Such Content Scanning is intended to limit spam, phishing, or other malicious content that contravenes these Terms of Service. By using the Email Services, you explicitly grant Blusimba the right to employ such Content Scanning. Blusimba does not warrant that the Email Services will be free from Threats, and each Business Owner is responsible for all content generated by their respective businesses.
  2. BY GENERATING OR SENDING EMAIL THROUGH THE EMAIL SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS (THE “EMAIL SERVICES REQUIREMENTS”). BLUSIMBA, OR ITS THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS, MAY SUSPEND OR TERMINATE YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE EMAIL SERVICES IF YOU DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE EMAIL SERVICES REQUIREMENTS.
    1. Your use of the Email Services must comply with all applicable laws. Examples of applicable laws include laws relating to spam or unsolicited commercial email (“UCE”), privacy, security, obscenity, defamation, intellectual property, pornography, terrorism, homeland security, gambling, child protection, and other applicable laws. It is your responsibility to know and understand the laws applicable to your use of the Email Services and the emails you generate or send through the Email Services.
    1. Your use of the Email Services must comply with Blusimba’s Privacy Policy. It is your responsibility to read and understand the Privacy Policy applicable to your use of the Email Services and the emails you generate or send through the Email Services.
    1. You will use commercially reasonable efforts not to send sensitive personal data, including information regarding an individual’s medical or health condition, race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or other sensitive data (collectively, “Sensitive Data”) through the Email Services. It is your responsibility to read and understand your obligations in relation to Sensitive Data.
    1. Your use of the Email Services must follow all applicable guidelines established by Blusimba. The guidelines below are examples of practices that may violate the Email Services Requirements when generating, or sending emails through the Email Services:
      1. using non permission-based email lists (i.e., lists in which each recipient has not explicitly granted permission to receive emails from you by affirmatively opting-in to receive those emails);
      1. using purchased or rented email lists;
      1. using third party email addresses, domain names, or mail servers without proper permission;
      1. sending emails to non-specific addresses (e.g., webmaster@domain.com or info@domain.com); 
      1. sending emails that result in an unacceptable number of spam or UCE complaints (even if the emails themselves are not actually spam or UCE); 
      1. failing to include a working “unsubscribe” link in each email that allows the recipient to remove themselves from your mailing list;
      1. failing to comply with any request from a recipient to be removed from your mailing list within 10 days of receipt of the request; 
      1. failing to include in each email a link to the then-current privacy policy applicable to that email; 
      1. disguising the origin or subject matter of any email or falsifying or manipulating the originating email address, subject line, headers, or transmission path information for any email; 
      1. failing to include in each email your valid physical mailing address or a link to that information; or
      1. Including “junk mail,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” incentives (e.g., coupons, discounts, awards, or other incentives) or other material in any email that encourages a recipient to forward the Email to another recipient.
  3. If You or a customer knows of or suspects any violations of the Email Services Requirements, please notify Blusimba at support@blusimba.com. Blusimba will determine compliance with the Email Services Requirements in its discretion.

K. Payment of Fees

  1. You will pay the Fees applicable to your subscription to Blusimba. Subscription Fees and any other applicable fees, including but not limited to applicable fees relating to the value of sales made through your Business , Transaction Fees, and any fees relating to your purchase or use of any Blusimba products or services such as Blusimba CRM, Blusimba Virtual Office, Blusimba Shared and Managed Webhosting, Web design, Templates  or domain names. Together, the Subscription Fees, Transaction Fees and the Additional Fees are referred to as the “Fees”.
  2. You must keep a valid payment method on file with us to pay for all incurred and recurring Fees. Blusimba will charge applicable Fees to any valid payment method  that you authorize (“Authorized Payment Method”), and Blusimba will continue to charge the Authorized Payment Method for applicable Fees until the Services are terminated, and any and all outstanding Fees have been paid in full. Unless otherwise indicated, all Fees and other charges are in U.S. dollars (for US, Europe and UK payments), Cedi (Ghana), and all payments shall be made in either of these currencies according to the location of the Business Owner and client.
  3. Subscription Fees are paid in advance and will mostly be billed in 30-day intervals (each such date, a “Billing Date”). Transaction Fees and Additional Fees will be charged from time to time at Blusimba’s discretion. You will be charged on each Billing Date for all outstanding Fees that have not previously been charged. Fees will appear on an invoice, which will be sent to the Business Owner via the email provided. As well, an invoice will appear on the Account page of your Virtual Office administration console. Users have approximately two weeks to bring up and settle any issues with the billing of Subscription Fees.
  4. If we are not able to process payment of Fees using an Authorized Payment Method, we will make a second attempt to process payment using any Authorized Payment Method 3 days later. If the second attempt is not successful, we will make a final attempt 3 days following the second attempt. If our final attempt is not successful, we may suspend and revoke access to your Account and the Services. Your Account will be reactivated upon your payment of any outstanding Fees, plus the Fees applicable to your next billing cycle. You may not be able to access your Account or your storefront during any period of suspension. If the outstanding Fees remain unpaid for 60 days following the date of suspension, Blusimba reserves the right to terminate your Account.
  5. You are responsible for all applicable Taxes that arise from or as a result of your subscription to or purchase of Blusimba’s products and services. To the extent that Blusimba charges these Taxes, they are calculated using the tax rates that apply based on the billing address you provide to us. Such amounts are in addition to the Fees for such products and services and will be billed to your Authorized Payment Method. If you are exempt from payment of such Taxes, you must provide us with evidence of your exemption, which in some jurisdictions includes an original certificate that satisfies applicable legal requirements attesting to tax-exempt status. Tax exemption will only apply from and after the date we receive evidence satisfactory to Blusimba of your exemption. If you are not charged Taxes by Blusimba, you are responsible for determining if Taxes are payable, and if so, self-remitting Taxes to the appropriate tax authorities in your jurisdiction.
  6. For the avoidance of doubt, all sums payable by you to Blusimba under these Terms of Service shall be paid free and clear of any deductions or withholdings whatsoever. Other than Taxes charged by Blusimba to you and remitted to the appropriate tax authorities on your behalf, any deductions or withholdings that are required by law shall be borne by you and paid separately to the relevant taxation authority. Blusimba shall be entitled to charge the full amount of Fees stipulated under these Terms of Service to your Authorized Payment Method ignoring any such deduction or withholding that may be required.
  7. You are responsible for all applicable Taxes that arise from or as a result of any sale on your Blusimba Virtual Office.
  8. You must maintain an accurate location in the administration menu of your Blusimba Virtual office. If you change jurisdictions you must promptly update your location in the administration menu.
  9. Blusimba does not provide refunds and this is because we provide free trials on most of our products so clients can experience the product before activating a paid account.

WHICH MEANS

A valid payment method (like a credit card) is required for all Virtual office subscriptions. You will be billed for your Subscription Fees every 30 days. Any Transaction Fees or Additional Fees will be charged to your payment method. If we are not able to process payment of Fees using your payment method, we will try again in 3 days. If we are unable to process payment of Fees on the second attempt, we will make a third and final attempt three days later. If payment of Fees is unsuccessful after three attempts, Blusimba may freeze your Virtual Office without any refunds.

Subscription Fees – means the amount the Customer is required to pay for the Subscription to the Product/Service, which may be billed monthly or annually. The Customer is required to pay the subscription fee in advance.

L. Cancellation and Termination

  1. You may cancel your Account and terminate the Terms of Service at any time by contacting Blusimba Support and then following the specific instructions indicated to you in Blusimba’s response.
  2. Upon termination of the Services by either party for any reason:
    1. Blusimba will cease providing you with the Services and you will no longer be able to access your Account;
    1. unless otherwise provided in the Terms of Service, you will not be entitled to any refunds of any Fees, pro rata or otherwise;
    1. any outstanding balance owed to Blusimba for your use of the Services through the effective date of such termination will immediately become due and payable in full; and
    1. Your Virtual Office website will be taken offline.
  3. If you purchased a domain name through Blusimba, upon cancellation your domain will no longer be automatically renewed. Following termination, it will be your sole responsibility to handle all matters related to your domain with the domain provider.
  4. If at the date of termination of the Service, there are any outstanding Fees owing by you, you will receive one final invoice via email. Once that invoice has been paid in full, you will not be charged again.
  5. We reserve the right to modify or terminate the Blusimba Service, the Terms of Service and/or your Account for any reason, without notice at any time (unless otherwise required by applicable law). Termination of the Terms of Service shall be without prejudice to any rights or obligations which arose prior to the date of termination.
  6. Fraud: Without limiting any other remedies, Blusimba may suspend or terminate your Account if we suspect that you (by conviction, settlement, insurance or escrow investigation, or otherwise) have engaged in fraudulent activity in connection with the use of the Services.

WHICH MEANS

To initiate a termination contact Support. Blusimba will respond with specific information regarding the termination process for your account. Once termination is confirmed, domains purchased through Blusimba will no longer be automatically renewed. If you cancel in the middle of your billing cycle, you’ll have one last email invoice.

We may change or terminate your account at any time. Any fraud and we will suspend or terminate your account.

M. Modifications to the Service and Prices

  1. Prices for using the Services are subject to change upon 30 days’ notice from Blusimba. Such notice may be provided at any time by posting the changes to the Blusimba Site (blusimba.com) or the administration menu of your Blusimba Virtual Office via an announcement.
  2. Blusimba reserves the right at any time, and from time to time, to modify or discontinue, the Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice (unless otherwise required by applicable law).
  3. Blusimba shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

WHICH MEANS

We may change or discontinue the service at any time, without liability.

N. Beta Services

From time to time, Blusimba may, in its sole discretion, invite you to use, on a trial basis, pre-release or beta features that are in development and not yet available to all merchants (“Beta Services”). Beta Services may be subject to additional terms and conditions, which Blusimba will provide to you prior to your use of the Beta Services. Such Beta Services and all associated conversations and materials relating thereto will be considered Blusimba Confidential Information and subject to the confidentiality provisions in this agreement. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you agree that you will not make any public statements or otherwise disclose your participation in the Beta Services without Blusimba’s prior written consent. Blusimba makes no representations or warranties that the Beta Services will function. Blusimba may discontinue the Beta Services at any time in its sole discretion. Blusimba will have no liability for any harm or damage arising out of or in connection with a Beta Service. The Beta Services may not work in the same way as a final version. Blusimba may change or not release a final or commercial version of a Beta Service in our sole discretion.

O. Feedback and Reviews

Blusimba welcomes any ideas and/or suggestions regarding improvements or additions to the Services.

Under no circumstances shall any disclosure of any idea, suggestion or related material or any review of the Services, Third-Party Services or any Third-Party Provider (collectively, “Feedback”) to Blusimba be subject to any obligation of confidentiality or expectation of compensation. By submitting Feedback to Blusimba (whether submitted directly to Blusimba or posted on any Blusimba hosted forum or page), you waive any and all rights in the Feedback and that Blusimba is free to implement and use the Feedback if desired, as provided by you or as modified by Blusimba, without obtaining permission or license from you or from any third party. Any reviews of a Third-Party Service or Third-Party Provider that you submit to Blusimba must be accurate to the best of your knowledge, and must not be illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable. Blusimba reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit Feedback of Third-Party Services or Third-Party Providers, but does not regularly inspect posted Feedback.

P. DMCA Notice and Takedown Procedure

Blusimba supports the protection of intellectual property and asks Blusimba Business Owners to do the same. It’s our policy to respond to all notices of alleged copyright infringement. If someone believes that one of our Business owners is infringing their intellectual property rights, they can send a DMCA Notice to Blusimba’s designated agent using our form. Upon receiving a DMCA Notice, we may remove or disable access to the Materials claimed to be a copyright infringement. Once provided with a notice of takedown, the Business owner can reply with a counter notification using our form if they object to the complaint. The original complainant has 14 business days to make a counter notification, otherwise we restore the material.

WHICH MEANS

Blusimba respects intellectual property rights and you should too. If we receive a DMCA Notice, we may disable access or remove the allegedly infringing content from your website. If you don’t think the claim is valid, you can proceed with a counter notification.

If you believe one of our merchants is infringing your intellectual property rights, you can send Blusimba a DMCA Notice. We will expeditiously disable access or remove the content and notify the merchant.

Q. Rights of Third Parties

Save for Blusimba and its affiliates, Blusimba Business owners or anyone accessing Blusimba Services pursuant to these Terms of Service, unless otherwise provided in these Terms of Service, no person or entity who is not a party to these Terms of Service shall have any right to enforce any term of these Terms of Service, regardless of whether such person or entity has been identified by name, as a member of a class or as answering a particular description. For the avoidance of doubt, this shall not affect the rights of any permitted assignee or transferee of these Terms.

WHICH MEANS

Only Blusimba, Blusimba Business owners and persons accessing Blusimba Services have any rights under these Terms of Service.

R. Privacy & Data Protection

Blusimba is firmly committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information and the personal information of your customers. By using the Service, you acknowledge and agree that Blusimba’s collection, usage and disclosure of this personal information is governed by our Privacy Policy.

WHICH MEANS

Blusimba’s use and collection of personal information is governed by our Privacy Policy.