Online Terms of Use

LOOPER-GOLF, LLC
WEBSITE AND APPLICATION TERMS OF USE

Effective as of February 15, 2016

SCOPE OF THESE TERMS

These Terms of Use ("Terms") define acceptable practices relating to the use of services (collectively the "Services") made available by LOOPER-GOLF, LLC (“LOOPER”), a Delaware limited liability company, to users (“Users”) of its website and online application (collectively the “Application”) available at www.looper.golf.  As used in this Policy, “we” refers to LOOPER and “you” refers to Users, and any reference to “Users” is intended to encompass, as applicable, individual golfers and caddies, as well as enterprise Users, including participating golf courses, and any End user golfers and caddies who may access the Application through such enterprise Users. 

CONTRACTUAL RELATIONSHIP

These Terms designed to protect the security, integrity and reliability of the Application and Services as well as the privacy of Users. By using, or continuing to use, the Application and Services, you agree that you and your End Users are contractually bound to comply with these Terms and you agree to take all reasonable steps to ensure that you and your agents and End Users, as applicable, do not misuse, abuse or fraudulently use the Services or the Application or otherwise violate these Terms. You are responsible for violations of these Terms by any User that accesses the Services through your account.  If you or any of your agents or End Users violate these terms, you may not access the Application or use the Services.

NATURE OF THE APPLICATION AND SERVICES; LICENSE

The Application provides a mobile information services, scheduling and financial transaction platform which facilitates the ability of interested golfers and qualified caddies to make mutually convenient appointments, and payments, for golf sessions at participating golf courses.  LOOPER does not directly sell or market golf courses or caddie services. All caddie services are provided by certified individual contractors qualified to provide caddie services on particular courses.
Caddies may establish a User Account on the Application, which includes the caddies’ name, experience, courses on which he or she is qualified to provide caddie services, and the specific caddie services offered including:

(i) “JR-LOOPER”, teenage caddies between the ages of 14-19 who carry one (1) bag;
(ii) “PRO-LOOPER” adults and more experienced caddies who carry up to two bags, or
(iii) “4-LOOPER” teenage or adult caddies who support four golfers who use a cart and do not carry any bags.

Golfers who are registered Users may request caddie services on a particular course for a specified date and time.  The Application will confirm the engagement between golfer and caddie and will process the golfer’s payment for the golf session. 

Participating courses are those golf courses that have signed a participation agreement with LOOPER to permit LOOPER to arrange golf sessions on the course with caddies that are qualified to provide such services on the course.

Subject to compliance with these Terms and any other applicable agreements, LOOPER hereby grants all Users a limited and revocable license (“License”) to access and utilize the Application on personal computers and mobile devices and to access and utilize the information and functions available through the Services for personal use.  The License is non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, and non-transferrable except as may be expressly permitted in a separate written contract between LOOPER and enterprise Users, and does not include any rights to use, display, modify or create any derivative works from LOOPER’s names, logos, designs, service names, trademarks or trade names.  Other than as expressly granted by this License or by separate written agreement, LOOPER remains the sole owner, and retains all right, title and interest in and to, the Application and Services.

Third Party Services and Content

Providers of mobile services and devices, including but not limited to Apple, Inc., Google, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, and Blackberry Limited, may be third party beneficiaries of these Terms if you access the Services using applications developed for Apple IOS, Android, Microsoft Windows or Blackberry-powered mobile devices, respectively.  These companies are not direct parties to these Terms, and are not responsible in any way for the provision of Services.  Similarly, LOOPER has no connection with or control over such third party services and content.  Your access of the LOOPER Services via such third party services is subject to such parties’ terms of service.

RIGHTS OF LOOPER

Suspension or Termination of Service

If any User engages in conduct that violates this Policy, or is otherwise illegal or improper, including without limitation repeated violations by a User whereby correction of individual violations does not in LOOPER’s sole discretion correct a pattern of the same or similar violations, LOOPER reserves the right to suspend and/or terminate the Service or the User's access to the Service and Application, including without notification if the provision of individual notice is not commercially reasonable or creates, in LOOPER’s sole reasonable judgment, an imminent risk of material damage to the Application.

Cooperation with Investigations

LOOPER reserves the right to disclose Customer and/or User information to the extent required by local, state, provincial, federal, national or international law, treaty, court order, ordinance, regulation or administrative rule. LOOPER will cooperate with appropriate law enforcement agencies and other parties involved in investigating claims of illegal or inappropriate activity and by accepting and using Services, you consent to our disclosure of Customer and/or User information in connection therewith, without the need for LOOPER to obtain a subpoena or court order.

Modifications to Terms

LOOPER reserves the right to modify these Terms at any time without notice. Any such modifications shall be effective and applied prospectively from the date of posting or such e-mail transmission.

REPRESENTATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF USERS

User Accounts

All individuals and enterprise Users must establish a unique User Account as provided below.  User Accounts are not transferrable or assignable.  To use the Services, golfers must be at least 18 years of age and caddies under 18 years of age must have written parental consent.  All Users must create a User Account by creating a unique user ID and password, and submitting personal information such as name, address, phone number, email address, and age. Golfers must also submit valid credit card information or other acceptable payment method.  Personal information is protected by LOOPER’s Privacy Policy, below.  The User is responsible for maintaining the accuracy of all account information and for protecting the secrecy and security of his or her ID and password.

User Content

Users remain solely and fully responsible for any content, including text, photos, graphics, videos, etc., uploaded to the Application or transmitted by the use of the Services, including but not limited to content provided on third-party websites linked to the LOOPER Application (“User Content”). Users will protect the privacy and legal rights of their own End Users under all applicable laws and will obtain any required End User consents to enable such End Users to access, upload, monitor, use, or disclose User data posted on or obtained via the Application as may be required by law.  Enterprise Users are responsible for maintaining appropriate policies, organizational measures, internal controls, and data security routines consistent with industry best practices to ensure that their End Users comply with this Policy.

Consent to Messaging

You acknowledge that, by creating a User Account, you consent to the receipt of messages from LOOPER via text (SMS) or email as part of your use of the Services. 

Network Access and Devices

Access to the Application and Services requires internet access and/or wireless data access.  You are responsible for acquiring all devices and paying all data messaging fees necessary to access the Application and use the Services.

Fees and Payment

All rates are posted online and on the Application and are subject to change at LOOPER’s discretion.  

PRIVACY POLICY

Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information

We take privacy very seriously and are committed to ensuring that our handling of personally identifiable information complies with applicable data protection and privacy laws.  The process of registering and creating a User Account requires the collection from the User of such information as name, company, mailing address, email address, cell phone number, and payment information which may include credit card information. A User also may post a detailed personal profile which may include contact information, biographical information and a photo (by adults only). Your submission of personally identifiable information to LOOPER constitutes your acknowledgement that you have read and understood this Policy and that you consent to our collection, processing, use, storage and disposal of your personally identifiable information in accordance with this Policy.  LOOPER does not collect any personally identifiable information from unregistered individuals browsing the public areas of the website or the Application.  However, the LOOPER website may log IP addresses for system administration, including to monitor traffic patterns, diagnose server problems, and facilitate delivery of content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Personally identifiable information will be used by LOOPER solely for the provision of the Services on the website and Application, including to process appointments, provide follow-up notifications and to process payments.  We will never sell or disclose your personally identifiable information to unrelated third parties for marketing or commercial purposes, unless we have your prior permission or are required by law.  However, in connection with our provision of Service to you, your personally identifiable information may be accessible by third-party service providers with whom we may subcontract for assistance in the provision of our Services, including hosting and maintaining our website, Application or our Services, or who provide billing and other out-sourced services to us. All such service providers commit to complying with our instructions and to keeping all personally identifiable information secure. 

Online Activity

Cookies. “Cookies” are text files, which may be encrypted, containing small amounts of information that a server may download to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website, use an application, or access an advertisement or widget on a website.  Personal information is not generated by the cookies, but rather by your input of information into website order forms, registration pages, payment pages, other online forms, and your use of the website or application.  When you return to a website or application, your browser retrieves and sends the information in the cookie to the server. Cookies facilitate efficient navigation, identify and remember individual user personal preferences gleaned from use, authenticate log-in information, and gather aggregated user information.  Some cookies, knowns as “Session Cookies,” store a session ID that is not personally identifiable, but only for a particular browsing session.  Such cookies store information about pages you view and allow you to easily navigate, but are deleted from your device when the session is over.  Other cookies, known as “Persistent or Tracking Cookies,” retain user preferences for future browsing sessions by the same user.  Such cookies assign a unique ID to the user’s browser and are not deleted when the browser is closed.  All of the cookies we use are deployed to help our website and Application function.  We do not use cookies to gather information for ad tracking or monetization purposes.  By using our Service, you consent to the use of these cookies and agree that we can place them on your device.  If you do not want our Service to place cookies on your device you can: (i) not use our Service; (ii) delete cookies that have been placed on your device following a browsing session; or (iii) adjust your browser settings to limit or disable cookies.  However, limiting or deleting cookies may adversely affect your ability to use the Service.

Hyperlinks.  Our website and Application may include hypertexts to other websites or applications.  We have no control over other websites or applications that we do not maintain.  These other websites and applications may be subject to different terms of use and privacy policies and you are fully responsible for becoming familiar with such terms and policies.

Consent to Collection of Service Information

By accepting and using the Service, you consent to allowing LOOPER to collect aggregate billing and usage data in the normal course of our business, and to use such information for the purpose of providing Service for the benefit of all Users.

Consent to Release of Personal Information

LOOPER may disclose your personal information collected via the Application or in the course of providing a Service to LOOPER’s insurance carrier and/or a claims processor as necessary to process a claim involving you that arises from or relates to any use of the Services.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

LOOPER’s Services, website and Application are not intended for use by children under the age of 13, and we abide by the provisions of the United States’ Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and other applicable laws relating to the use of children’s data.  We do not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.

California Customers

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 entitles California customers to request information concerning whether a business has disclosed personal information to any third parties for their direct marketing purposes. As stated in this Policy, we will not sell or share your personally identifiable information to third parties for direct marketing or other commercial purposes without your consent. California customers who wish to request further information about our compliance with this law or have questions or concerns about our privacy practices and policies may reach us at the Contact Information provided below.

Contact Information

By Mail:         

Privacy Inquiries
LOOPER-GOLF, LLC
5033 Burnside Farm Place
Haymarket, VA 20169

By Email:      

contact@loopergolf.com

RESTRICTIONS

A User will not, and will take all reasonable measures to ensure that any End Users do not, misuse or abuse the Services. The listing below of prohibited uses and activities is not exhaustive and LOOPER reserves the right to determine that any conduct that is or could be harmful to its business, the Application, Users or other third parties is in violation of these Terms, and to exercise any or all of the remedies contained in these Terms or otherwise available to LOOPER.

Illegal Content

The Services and Application shall be used only for lawful purposes and content. Use of the Services and Application for transmission, distribution, use, posting, retrieval, or storage of any information, data or other material for any illegal purpose or in violation of any applicable (at the time of such use) local, state, provincial, federal, national or international law, treaty, court order, ordinance, regulation, administrative rule or personal right is prohibited.

Infringement of Intellectual Property and Privacy Rights

The use or transmission of any data or material owned by LOOPER or any other party that is protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent or other intellectual property right, without proper authorization is prohibited.  This restriction applies, but is not limited to, removing, copying, modifying, distributing, transmitting or otherwise exploiting any LOOPER copyright, trademark or proprietary design, label or notice. The transmission of any material that constitutes an illegal threat, violates export control laws, or is obscene, defamatory or otherwise unlawful or that violates the privacy rights of any individual is likewise prohibited.

Unauthorized Access or Interference

A User may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Service or the Application by any means or device with the intent or result of: (i) avoiding payment or interfering with or compromising the normal functioning, operation or security of, any portion of the Application; (ii) accessing, monitoring or using any data, information, or communications collected and/or stored on the Application without authorization; (iii) decompiling, reverse engineering or disassembling the Services; (iv) destroying or altering the confidential or proprietary information or content posted by any other User; (v) linking to, mirroring, or framing any portion of the Services; (vi) causing the launch of any programs that scrape, index, survey, or otherwise mine data processed by the Application; (vii) transmitting or introducing files containing a computer virus or corrupted data or by launching a denial of service attack;  or (viii) reselling any features of the Services or Application without the express prior written consent of LOOPER.

Unsolicited Commercial Email/Spamming/Mailbombing

Violation of the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, or any other applicable law regulating e-mail services and prohibiting such practices as “spamming” or “mailbombing,” constitutes a violation of these Terms. Further, a User may not use the Service or Application to transmit any unsolicited commercial e-mail message(s) or deliberately send any excessively large attachment(s) to a recipient.  Use of the service of another provider to send unsolicited commercial email, spam or mailbombs, to promote a site hosted on or connected to the LOOPER Application, is similarly prohibited. Likewise, a User may not use the Service or Application to collect responses from mass unsolicited e-mail messages. 

Spoofing/Fraud

Any form of fraudulent use of the Service or Application is prohibited.  For example, a User may not post fraudulent information about himself or herself, or attempt to send e-mail messages or transmit any electronic communications using a name, address or profile of someone other than the User for purposes of deception. Any attempt to impersonate someone else is prohibited. Any attempt to fraudulently conceal, forge or otherwise falsify a User's identity in connection with use of the Service is prohibited.

CHOICE OF LAW; ARBITRATION

Choice of Law
The terms of this Policy shall be interpreted and enforced under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without regard to its conflict of interest laws, and applicable federal laws.

Arbitration

You agree that any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to this Policy or the user of the Services (“Disputes”) shall be resolved by binding arbitration before a single arbitrator and administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under the AAA’s then effective Rules of Commercial Arbitration and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes (see www.adr.org/arb_med).  The party who desires to initiate arbitration must provide the other party with a written Demand for Arbitration in accordance with the AAA Rules.  The arbitration shall be conducted in the county where the party initiating the arbitration resides or is domiciled.  If the parties cannot agree on the arbitrator, the AAA will appoint one.  If a claim does not exceed $10,000, the proceeding will not be conducted in person but will be conducted exclusively on the basis of documents, unless the party initiating the arbitration requests a hearing or the arbitrator determines that a hearing is necessary.  In any event, discovery, including depositions of witnesses, shall be minimized to the extent necessary, and will be limited to those individuals and facts that are directly pertinent to the resolution of the Dispute.  The arbitrator’s award will be final and binding, and may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.  The parties’ responsibilities for AAA filing, administrative and arbitrator fees shall be as specified in the AAA Rules.

DISCLAIMERS AND LIABILITY LIMITATIONS

Service Quality Disclaimer

The Services are provided on an “as is” basis.  LOOPER makes no guarantee of, and assumes no liability for, the availability of the Service, which may be subject to interruptions, interference and delays inherent in electronic communications.

Electronic Communications Privacy Act Notice and Content Disclaimer

EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED BY LAW OR GOVERNMENT REQUEST, LOOPER DOES NOT MONITOR AND DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SECURITY OR INTEGRITY OF ANY USER DATA UPLOADED TO OR AVAILABLE VIA THE APPLICATION AND DISCLAIMS LIABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR UNAUTHORIZED USE OR MISUSE OF ITS SERVICE. LOOPER does not operate or control ANY CONTENT ON the PUBLIC Internet OTHER THAN ON ITS OWN WEBSITE AND APPLICATION, and disclaims any responsibility or liability for such content THAT MAY BE ACCESSED VIA ITS APPLICATION.

Force Majeure.  LOOPER shall not be liable for any failure to perform as a result of causes beyond LOOPER’s reasonable control, including but not limited to: Acts of God or natural disasters; casualty by fire, flood or earthquake; governmental action; or the acts or omissions of third parties including strikes, riots, terror attacks, war, and disruption of utility or other essential services.

Limitation and Exclusion of Damages.  LOOPER’s liability to any User hereunder shall not exceed the amount actually paid by such User for any LOOPER services.  IN ANY EVENT, LOOPER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, PERSONAL INJURY, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE RELATED TO, IN CONNECTION WITH, OR OTHERWISE RESULTING FROM ANY USE OF OR RELIANCE UPON THE SERVICES OR THE UNAVAILABILITY OF THE SERVICES, EVEN IF LOOPER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

COMPLAINTS AND INCIDENT REPORTING

Users should notify LOOPER immediately if they become aware of an impending event that may negatively affect the Application. This includes, but is not limited to, extortion threats that involve threat of “denial of service” attacks, unauthorized access, or other security events.  Any complaints or notifications regarding violation of this Policy by a User shall include, where possible, details that would assist LOOPER in investigating and resolving the incident.  All such notices should be directed as follows:

By Mail:         

Incident Reports
LOOPER-GOLF, LLC
5033 Burnside Farm Place
Haymarket, VA 20169

By Email:      

contact@loopergolf.com

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CLAIMS

If you believe in good faith that the Service or the Application has been used to post, store or transmit material that infringes your copyright you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") to the LOOPER’ Copyright Agent, as follows:

By Mail:         

Copyright Claims
LOOPER-GOLF, LLC
5033 Burnside Farm Place
Haymarket, VA 20169

By Email:      

contact@loopergolf.com

A valid notice must be a written communication that includes the following:

  1. Signature of copyright owner or person authorized to act on behalf of the owner;
  2. Identification of copyrighted work claimed to be infringed;
  3. Identification of the material claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party (address, phone number and, if available, e-mail address);
  5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right allegedly being infringed.

If you believe that copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, you may submit counter notification to the LOOPER’ Copyright Agent specified above. A valid counter notification must be a written communication that includes the following:

  1. A physical or electronic signature;
  2. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
  3. A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification;
  4. Your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of federal district court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if your address is outside of the U.S., for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the complainant.

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