Your use of the Snips Media (Sni.ps) web site, its tools, and resources represents your agreement to comply with all terms, including notices, of this site. Snips Media may change these terms at any time and your use is subject to the changes. If you do not accept these terms, do not use this web site. Use or reproduction of the content or materials for any purpose not expressly permitted is prohibited. Snips Media reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to all or part of this site, with or without notice.
All materials, information and services included in or available through this site are provided "as is" and "as available" for your use. Snips Media disclaims all warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. Snips Media does not warrant that the content of this web site is accurate, reliable or correct; that this web site will be available at any particular time or location; that any defects or errors will be corrected; or that the content is free of viruses or other harmful components. Your use of this web site is solely at your risk. Because some jurisdictions do not permit the exclusion of certain warranties, these exclusions may not apply to you.
a. Do not promote or advertise Snips Media, or post Snips links directly on any form of traffic exchange website, pay-to-click website, or any website that promotes such activities.
b. Do not place Snips links anywhere that may contain adult material.
c. Do not create links to any website URLs that contain adult material.
d. Do not create links to any hacked websites, illegal content or software, or any malicious data or software, such as viruses, malware, Trojans, or spam.
e. Do not create links to any digital content, software, or data that would violate or infringe upon DMCA copyright laws (http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/legislation/dmca.pdf).
f. Do not offer any incentive for a visitor to click the Snips link, including gifts, points, or cash.
g. Do not ask/beg people to click on a Snips link simply to generate revenue; they must want to visit the destination website.
h. Do not create links to websites through any other link shortner or HTTP redirect. Only the direct link to the website may be used.
i. Do not create “redirect loops” with similar services to generate revenue.
j. Do not create spam with Snips links anywhere, including forums, chats, comments, blogs or social media.
k. Do not participate in click “rings” in which you click on Snips links in return for others to click yours.
l. Do not use proxy servers or software that alter or hide your IP address or browser to generate revenue.
m. Do not open a Snips link in a popup, floating frame, iframe, or any manner that would disrupt a visitor's navigation or decieve a visitor.
n. Do not open a Snips link in any hidden window or iFrame that is not completely visible to the visitor.
o. Only the Snips link must be opened when a user clicks on the link. No other links or windows may be opened.
q. The only legitimate way to open a Snips link is with a mouse click on the actual link.
r. You may click on your own Snips links 1 time to test them. You may not click on your own link multiple times to generate revenue. You may not create links solely to “test”.
s. We reserve the right to not pay for advertising views generated by the owner of the Snips Media account on their own links if we identify fraud or misuse.
t. You will be paid for a visitor that clicks on a Snips link, providing they meet the following criteria:
i. They must view a paying advertisement for at least 5 seconds.
iii. In some cases, they must have Adobe Flash installed and enabled.
a. You may not use, create, or generate Popups or Popunders.
b. You may not introduce malware, spyware, exploits, viruses or any malicious code changes the visitor’s computer in any way or affects their computer, either maliciously or with ill intent.
c. You may not install any software or modify a visitor’s computer without their knowledge and consent.
d. You many not implement Cookie stuffing, or create a third-party cookie from an entirely different website without the user being aware of it.
e. You may not advertise adult themed content. What is considered “adult themed content” is at the discretion of Snips Media.
f. You may not use any form of frame breaking scripts or hacking techniques to get around cross-domain policies. Our Snips Media header must always remain intact.
g. You may not participate in anything related to or considered illegal activity.
h. You may not utilize any software, service or anything that may “trick” the visitor.
i. We reserve the right to decline any advertisement on Snips Media, with a full refund.
j. You will be charged for a visitor that views your advertisement by clicking on a Snips link, providing the visitor meets the following criteria:
i. The advertisement link or code was placed on the page that was viewed by a visitor and the advertisement was downloaded.
ii. If the advertisement is slow in loading, and the user clicks the Skip Ad button before loading has completed, you will still be charged in such instances.
iii. The visitor’s IP address is located in the country that you are targeting.
iv. You will only be charged for each impression shown to visitors, unless you specify that you would like your ad capped for each unique individual at a particular interval within a 24 hour period.
The term “SNIP.PS” or “us” or “we” or “our” refers to the owner of the website “SNIP.PS”. The term “you” or “your” or “yours” or “Publisher” or “Publishers” or “user” or “users” refers to the user or viewer of our website. The term “Content” refers to the website you are using in conjunction with the Service.
1. Acceptance of Terms
Each time you use or cause access to this website, you agree to be bound by these Terms & Conditions. These Terms & Conditions may be amended from time to time with or without notice to you. If you are using a particular service on or through this website, you will be subject to any rules or guidelines applicable to those services, and they shall be incorporated by reference into these Terms of Service.
2. Service Description
Snips Media currently provides users with access to a collection of resources, including various communication tools, forums, shopping services, personalized content, and its network of properties (the "Service"). You understand and agree that the Service may include advertisements and that these advertisements are necessary for Snips Media to provide the Service. You understand and agree that the Service may include non-personally-identifiable data collection, and that this non-personally-identifiable data collection is necessary for Snips Media to provide the Service. You understand and agree that the service may include certain communications from Snips Media, such as service announcements, administrative messages and the Snips Media Newsletter, and that these communications are considered part of Snips Media membership and you will not be able to opt out of receiving them. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features added to the current Service, including the release of new Snips Media properties, shall be subject to the Terms & Conditions. You understand and agree that the Service is provided "AS-IS" and that Snips Media assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, misdelivery, or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings.
In consideration of your use of the Service, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract, and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdictions. You also agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service's registration form (such information being the "Registration Data"), (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete and (c) agree to create only one account per person. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Snips Media has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Snips Media has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof).
4. Account Security
You will receive a password and account designation upon completing the Service's registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to immediately notify Snips Media of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. Snips Media cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section 4.
5. User Conduct
You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials ("Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that you, and not Snips Media, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the Service. Snips Media does not control the Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will Snips Media be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Service.
You agree to not use the Service to:
a. link to, upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is adult in nature, unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
b. harm minors in any way;
c. impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Snips Media official, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
d. forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service;
e. link, upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (including but not limited to inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
f. link, upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any party;
g. link, upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas that are designated for such purpose;
h. link, upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
i. disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to "scroll" faster than other users of the Service are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges;
j. interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;
k. intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including but not limited to, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ, and any regulations having the force of law;
l. "stalk" or otherwise harass another; or
m. collect or store personally-identifiable data about other users.
n. attempt to falsify traffic in order to earn revenue, not limited to using automated 'computer' traffic, disguising traffic through anonymous proxy servers.
o. register more than one account per person, except when one is a Publisher account and one is an Advertiser account.
p. offer any form of incentive to users who click on a Snips link, not limited to points, bonus, money, gifts, traffic, or link exchange.
You acknowledge that Snips Media may or may not pre-screen Content, but that Snips Media and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to prescreen, refuse, or move any Content (or Account) that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, Snips Media and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content or Accounts that violates the Terms & Conditions or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content or Accounts, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any Content or Accounts created by Snips Media or submitted to Snips Media, including without limitation information in Snips Media message boards, and in all other parts of the Service.
You acknowledge, consent and agree that Snips Media may access, preserve, and disclose your account information and Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the Terms & Conditions; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; (d) respond to your requests for customer service; or (e) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Snips Media, its users and the public.
You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your Content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
You understand that the Service and software embodied within the Service may include security components that permit digital materials to be protected, and use of these materials is subject to usage rules set by Snips Media and/or content providers who provide content to the Service. You may not attempt to override or circumvent any of the usage rules embedded into the Service. Any unauthorized reproduction, publication, further distribution or public exhibition of the materials provided on the Service, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited.
The Services allow you to either (i) shorten and track URLs using the Snips Media domain as the link or (ii) provide a one or more custom URLs that will be used for shortened. By using the Service, users will be able to create, share and track shortened URLs from your website or other website(s) using the Custom URL.
8. Submitted Content
With respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Service, you grant Snips Media the following world-wide, royalty free and non-exclusive license(s), as applicable:
"Publicly accessible" areas of the Service are those areas of Snips Media that are intended by Snips Media to be available to the general public. By way of example, publicly accessible areas of the Service would include Snips Media news and resources that are open to both members and visitors. However, publicly accessible areas of the Service would not include portions of Snips Media that are limited to members, Snips Media services intended for private communication such as private messages, or areas off of Snips Media such as portions of World Wide Websites that are accessible through via hypertext or other links but are not hosted or served by Snips Media.
Payments from Snips Media are made through PayPal (http://www.paypal.com), check, or other payment services after the first Monday of every Month. Please allow at least 15 business days to process payments. The minimum amount required for an online payment is $1.00, and check payment is $10.00. However, Snips Media may elect to send smaller payments.
Snips Media will pay you, the Publisher, 50% of the revenue generated through advertisements displayed on the Service associated with your Account. If you are responsible for signing up any other Publisher(s), Snips Media will pay you, the referring Publisher, 20% of the revenue generated through advertisements displayed on the Service associated with the Account of the Publisher(s) you referred. The balance and earnings for each shortened URL is only an estimate of the actual value earned. Descrepancies may arise in your balance and earnings listed on the Snips Media website and those published by the advertisers. Snips Media reserves the right to review and adjust your earnings at any time based on actual data that it acquires from advertisers.
If there are no advertisers on the Service for your traffic demographics then a “default” advertisement will be shown, or in some cases, no advertisement will be shown at all. In such cases, the Publisher will not receive any earnings for the advertisement or lack thereof.
12. Service URLs
Snips Media will not remove any URLs or links associated with your account, unless one of the Terms & Conditions stated is broken. In such circumstances, advertisements may be disabled on the link, or the link may be disabled entirely.
You agree to indemnify and hold Snips Media, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post, transmit or make available through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the Terms & Conditions, or your violation of any rights of another.
14. No resale of Service
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service (including your Snips Media I.D.), use of the Service, or access to the Service.
15. Modification of Service
Snips Media reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Snips Media shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
You agree that Snips Media may, under certain circumstances and without prior notice, immediately terminate your Snips Media account and access to the Service. Cause for such termination shall include, but not be limited to, (a) breaches or violations of the Terms & Conditions or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) a request by you, (d) discontinuance or material modification to the Service (or any part thereof), (e) unexpected technical or security issues or problems, and (f) extended periods of inactivity. Termination of your Snips Media account includes (i) removal of access to all offerings within the Service, including but not limited to Snips Media message boards, (ii) deletion of your password and all related information, files and content associated with or inside your account (or any part thereof), and (iii) potentially barring further use of the Service. Further, you agree that all terminations for cause shall be made in Snips Media' sole discretion and that Snips Media shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your account, any associated email address, or access to the Service.
17. Disclaimer of Warranties
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
18. Limitation of Liability
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT SNIP.PS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU 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 (EVEN IF SNIP.PS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.
Please report any violations of these Terms & Conditions to the website Contact form.
You may contact Snips Media by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or on the website Contact form.
Snips expressly prohibits users from uploading, posting, or otherwise distributing through the Snips Advertising Platform any content which may violate another party's privacy, publicity, intellectual property, or other rights. If any user believes in good faith that any content on the Service violates or otherwise infringes upon any user’s rights, you are encouraged to contact Snips immediately to request that the allegedly offending content (“Offending Content”) to be removed from the Service. To make such a request ("Take-Down Request"), you should submit the following informaiton to Snips:
If you believe in good faith that material appearing on this Snips Advertising Platform infringes your copyright, provide notification, pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)(A), to: email@example.com.
Similarly, the DMCA provides that if you, in good faith, believe that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongfully filed against you, you may send to our Copyright Agent a counter notice, subject to the requirements set forth in 17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(3) (2006).
Lastly, it should be noted that individuals making misrepresentations made in alleging that material appearing on this Snips Advertising Platform constitutes copyright infringement may be liable for damages pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(f) (2006).
Snips will process proper Take-Down Requests, will promptly remove or disable access to any offensive or infringing content, and will terminate the accounts of repeat infringers.
Effective Date of Terms of Service: January 1, 2015.