Last Modified: August 15, 2023
- Your Acceptance
- User Information and Accounts
- Access and License Grant to You
After registering and properly paying where required, we grant you a personal, non-exclusive, revocable, limited license to access the Platform and to use any of our services. As a user, you do not receive any ownership interest in any portion of the Platform; you merely receive the aforementioned revocable access and license as stated. All rights not explicitly granted are reserved for The Hoth. If you breach any of our usage guidelines, as stated below, we may revoke your license or your access to use our Platform at our discretion. Additionally, we may revoke your license or restrict your access to our Platform if we believe that your actions may harm us, our business interests, or at our discretion. Failure by us to revoke your license or restrict access does not act as a waiver of your conduct.
Through the Platform, The Hoth may offer SEO services or other services. The Hoth uses reasonable efforts to provide these services to you; however, all services provided depend on innumerable factors and market variables that are outside of The Hoth’s direct control. For these reasons, all services offered are not guaranteed and are offered “as-is”. Where you decide to use any services offered by the Platform, you agree that we make no guarantees including but not limited to web placement, rankings, or any profits. You understand that the services offered may have variance, be inexact, cause negative effects, or be otherwise incorrect. An increase in search engine ranking, increase in business, or any other associated benefits are neither implied nor guaranteed. Website rankings or results may vary by region, search engine, or fluctuate based on factors outside of our control. Due to the nature of our services, you agree:
- The Hoth is not responsible for any changes made to a user’s website that adversely affects the search engine rankings of the user’s website.
- The Hoth has no control over the policies of search engines with respect to the type of sites and/or content that they accept now or in the future and user may be excluded from any directory or search engine at any time at the sole discretion of the search engine or directory.
- The Hoth cannot and does not guarantee any position change, fixed position, or position increase for any keyword, phrase, or search term.
- The Hoth makes no representations as to any profits or increased business as related to a user’s use of the services.
- The Hoth has no control over any actions or inaction by any search engines related to a user’s website or a website’s ranking.
You agree to release us from any liability that we may incur for providing you any services offered via Platform. You agree that any service or any other information found on the Platform may be inaccurate, unsubstantiated or possibly even incorrect. You agree to release us from any liability that we may have to in relation to your use of our Platform.
- User Obligations
For any users that wish to purchase any services offered via the Platform, you agree that you will promptly cooperate and provide to The Hoth access, software codes, data, documents, content, art, and/or other information needed by us to provide any services to you. Your failure to cooperate or assist us may prevent the completion of any services offered. Where you fail to cooperate with The Hoth, you agree that no refunds may be granted.
- Use of the Platform
When using our Platform, you are responsible for your and for any use of The Hoth made using your account and for your use of any services provided. You agree to the following:
- You may not copy, distribute or disclose any part of the Platform in any medium, including without limitation by any automated or non-automated “scraping”;
- You may not attempt to interfere with, compromise the system integrity or security of, or decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running the Platform;
- You may not use any robot, spider, crawler, scraper or other automated means or interface not provided by us to access the Platform or to extract data;
- You may not use automated bots or other software to send more messages through our Platform than humanly possible;
- You may not share your license or access with any other parties;
- You may not use the Platform on a computer that is used to operate nuclear facilities, life support, or other mission critical applications where life or property may be at stake;
- You may not decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, modify, rent, sell, lease, loan, distribute, or create derivative works or improvements to the Platform or any portion of it;
- You may not access our Platform in an attempt to build a similar or other competitive product;
- You may not use the Platform to store or transmit any health, medical, or sensitive financial information;
- You may not take any action that imposes, or may impose at our sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
- You may not collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Platform;
- You may not impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
- You may not violate or infringe other people’s intellectual property, privacy, or other contractual rights while using our Platform;
- You may not use the Platform for any purposes that are misleading, unlawful, defamatory, obscene, invasive, threatening, or harassing;
- You may not violate any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to The Hoth;
- You may not sell, lease, loan, distribute, transfer, or sublicense the Platform or access to it or derive income from the use or provision of the Platform unless enabled through the functionality of our Platform;
- You may not interfere with or disrupt the Platform;
- You may not violate any law or regulation and you solely are responsible for such violations;
- You agree that you will not hold The Hoth responsible for your use of our Platform; and
- You agree not to cause, or aid in, the disruption, destruction, manipulation, removal, disabling, or impairment of any portion of our Platform, including the de-indexing or de-caching of any portion of our Platform from a thirty party’s website, such as by requesting its removal from a search engine.
If you are discovered to be undertaking any of the aforementioned actions your privileges to use our Platform may at our discretion be terminated or suspended. Generally, we will provide an explanation for any suspension or termination of your use of any of our Platform, but The Hoth reserves the right to suspend or terminate any account at any time without notice or explanation.
- User Content
Your ability to submit or transmit any information through the Platform, including but not limited to data, information, images, references, or any other information will be referred to as “User Content” throughout this Agreement. Please be aware that we are not required to host, display, migrate, or distribute any of your User Content and we may refuse to accept or transmit any User Content. You agree that you are solely responsible for any User Content submitted and you release us from any liability associated with any User Content submitted. We provide industry standard security for our Platform but we cannot guarantee the absolute safety and security of any such User Content. Any User Content found to be in violation of this Agreement or that we determine to be harmful to the Platform may be modified, edited, or removed at our discretion.
When submitting any User Content to our Platform you represent and warrant that you own all rights to the User Content and you have paid for or otherwise have permission to use any User Content submitted. Furthermore, you represent and warrant that all User Content is legal and the User Content does not interfere with any third party rights or obligations.
When you submit any User Content to us, you grant The Hoth, its partners, affiliates, users, representatives and assigns a non-exclusive, limited, fully-paid, royalty-free, revocable, world-wide, universal, transferable, assignable license to display, distribute, store, broadcast, transmit, reproduce, modify, prepare derivative works, or use and reuse all or part of your User Content for the purposes of providing you any services associated with the Platform. Additionally, you grant to The Hoth a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free license to use and incorporate into the Platform any suggestion, enhancement request, recommendation, correction or other feedback provided by you relating to the operation of our Platform.
- Platform Availability
Although we try to provide continuous availability to you, we do not guarantee that the Platform will always be available, work, or be accessible at any particular time. Additionally, The Hoth is under no obligation to provide the services to any users and may suspend a user’s access to the Platform at any time and at our discretion. Only users who are eligible to use our Platform may do so and we may refuse service or terminate your access at any time. We cannot guarantee that anything found on our Platform will work to the functionality desired by you or give you any desired results.
- Modification of Platform
We reserve the right to alter, modify, update, or remove our Platform at any time. We may conduct such modifications to our Platform for security reasons, intellectual property, legal reasons, or various other reasons at our discretion, and we are not required to explain such modifications. For example, we may provide updates to fix security flaws, or to respond to legal demands. Please note that this is a non-binding illustration of how we might exercise our rights under this section, and nothing in this section obligates us to take measures to update the Platform for security, legal or other purposes.
Portions of the Platform or specific services offered may require payment and you agree to pay for all costs, fees, and taxes listed. User authorizes The Hoth or its third party payment processors to charge their method of payment at the time of purchase. Please be aware that purchases are completed via our third party payment processors. Where applicable, you must agree to our third party payment processors terms and conditions for processing payments. All information that you provide in connection with a purchase or transaction must be accurate, complete, and current. Where you have failed to pay or where payments are overdue, The Hoth may suspend or terminate your access to any services of the Platform, without liability to us.
All non-contracted HOTH X campaigns will include a monthly admin fee. This admin fee will be charged monthly at the time of the campaign renewal and is a $100.00 fee for campaigns under $1,000.00/month and/or 10% of the monthly payment for campaigns priced at $1,000 and higher monthly. The admin fee is non-refundable and will be charged until/unless the campaign is linked to an active contract. The admin fee is separate from the monthly renewal order cost.
Where The Hoth does not charge you taxes for any purchases, you agree to pay any and all applicable taxes for your use and purchase of the services. Additionally, where requested by us, you agree to provide us tax documentation to support any claims of on-time tax payment.
- Subscription Plans and Automatic Renewals
For your convenience some services offered by The Hoth may be made on a recurring subscription basis (“Paid Subscription”). Where you decide to purchase any Paid Subscriptions, your payment information shall be logged and you will be charged monthly for any Paid Subscriptions. YOU AUTHORIZE US TO BILL YOU ON A RECURRING BASIS AND AGREE THAT AT THE EXPIRATION OF YOUR INITIAL PAID SUBSCRIPTION, YOUR PAID SUBSCRIPTION SHALL AUTOMATICALLY RENEW FOR ADDITIONAL MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION PERIODS (OR FOR THE SAME PERIOD AS YOUR INITIAL PAID SUBSCRIPTION) UNTIL WE ARE NOTIFIED OTHERWISE. YOU AGREE THAT NO ADDITIONAL CONSENT IS REQUIRED BY YOU TO CHARGE YOUR PREFERRED PAYMENT METHOD AUTOMATICALLY AND ON A RENEWABLE BASIS FOR THE PAID SUBSCRIPTION PLAN SELECTED BY YOU. If you wish to cancel your Paid Subscription please cancel through your dashboard or notify us by submitting a ticket. If you are not under contract for your Paid Subscription, a 15-day cancellation notice is required. You must provide written notice of your intent to cancel at least 15 days prior to the upcoming subscription renewal cycle. Failure to comply with this notice period will result in the fulfillment of the most recent renewal prior to cancellation. The cancellation will take effect following the renewal cycle in which the notice was received. By utilizing our Paid Subscription services, you agree to abide by this 15-day cancellation notice policy.
- Pricing and Price Increases
The pricing for any services or Paid Subscriptions is listed on The Hoth Platform. The Hoth may increase the price of any Paid Subscriptions or services, at our discretion and we reserve the right to do so at any time. In the event of a price increase, The Hoth shall notify you and you will have the chance to accept or reject any price increase. Please notify us if you intend to reject a price increase. Where you have rejected a price increase, you may be unable to access portions of the Platform. You agree that The Hoth has no obligation to offer any services or Paid Subscriptions for the price originally offered to you at sign up.
As we offer online services, we cannot offer refunds for any Paid Subscriptions or any paid services. Please be aware that all purchases are final. However, The Hoth wants you to be satisfied with our services and thus we offer a 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee. If you are dissatisfied with any of our services, please contact us by submitting a ticket within thirty (30) days of receiving your order report. Once we have received your communication, we will communicate with you to understand your concerns and will assist in rectifying any dissatisfaction caused by our services. Please note, with our PPC Management service: while our satisfaction guarantee applies to the management fee, we are unable to offer refunds for any ad spend paid to Google. Once ad spend payments are made to Google, they are final.
When using the Platform, user may be entitled to receive press releases, blog posts, or other creative content (collectively the “Deliverables”) upon purchase of our services. Contingent on complete and timely payment, The Hoth shall assign to user all right, title, and ownership interest to any Deliverables purchased by the user. Where user has failed to pay for any Deliverable in a timely manner, The Hoth reserves the right to withhold or demand the return of any Deliverable from the user. Unused promotional and non-promotional Deliverables will expire after 1 year. If there are any discrepancies, please contact The HOTH by submitting a ticket.
Please be aware that some of our services provided may list estimated dates and timelines for delivery or completion (“Estimated Dates”). Although, The Hoth shall attempt to deliver all services by the Estimated Dates listed on the Platform, these Estimated Dates are merely good faith estimates and are non-binding in nature. The Hoth reserves the right to modify, alter, or extend any Estimated Dates at our discretion. The Hoth is not responsible or liable for any failure to provide any services before any Estimated Dates listed on the Platform. The HOTH reserves the right to automatically approve all types of orders waiting for client approval. Automatic approvals will vary with the product but will only occur after 10 days of inactivity with the order in question. Oral or written statements made by any agents, employees, or contractors of The Hoth regarding any Estimated Dates are non-binding and do not alter any contractual agreements between The Hoth and any users.
- Intellectual Property
The name “The Hoth”, www.thehoth.com, The Hoth Platform along with the design of The Hoth Platform and any text, writings, images, templates, scripts, graphics, interactive features and any trademarks or logos contained therein (“Marks”), are owned by or licensed to The Hoth, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under US and foreign laws and international conventions. The Hoth reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Platform. You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution anything contained within the Platform unless we have given express written permission.
- Idea Submission
The Hoth or any of its employees do not accept or consider unsolicited ideas, including but not limited to ideas relating to processes, technologies, product enhancements, or product names. Please do not submit any unsolicited ideas, content, artwork, suggestions, or other works (“Submissions”) in any form to The Hoth. The sole purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when The Hoth’s products or services might seem similar to ideas you submitted to The Hoth. If, despite our request that you not send us your ideas, you agree to the following: (1) your Submissions and their contents will automatically become the property of The Hoth, without any compensation to you; (2) The Hoth may use or redistribute the Submissions and their contents for any purpose and in any way; (3) there is no obligation for The Hoth to review the Submission; and (4) there is no obligation to keep any Submissions confidential.
THE PLATFORM AND ALL SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, NEITHER THE HOTH, NOR ANY OF OUR EMPLOYEES, MANAGERS, OFFICERS, ASSIGNS OR AGENTS MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO: (1) THE PLATFORM; (2) ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED VIA THE PLATFORM; (3) THE SERVICES, OR (4) SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO THE HOTH, OR VIA THE PLATFORM. IN ADDITION, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, LOST PROFITS, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, CUSTOM, TRADE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS.
THE HOTH DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE PLATFORM INCLUDING THE SERVICES WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE PLATFORM OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE PLATFORM AVAILABLE IS FREE FROM ANY HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE HOTH DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE SERVICES OFFERED ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR USEFUL. THE HOTH DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM IS LAWFUL IN ANY PARTICULAR JURISDICTION, AND THE HOTH SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY SUCH WARRANTIES.
- Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL The Hoth, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE HOTH IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM (1) YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PLATFORM OR ANY ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES FOUND WITHIN THE PLATFORM, (2) ANY PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR PLATFORM INCLUDING THE SERVICES, (3) ANY INTERRUPTION, MISINFORMATION, INCOMPLETE INFORMATION, OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR PLATFORM TO YOU, (4) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR PLATFORM VIA A THIRD PARTY, (5) ANY FAILURE OR DISRUPTION OF SERVICES WHETHER INTENTIONAL OR UNINTENTIONAL, OR (6) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH ANY THIRD PARTY COPYRIGHT OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERS. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OF CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. Specifically, in those jurisdictions not allowed, we do not disclaim liability for: (1) death or personal injury caused by The Hoth’s negligence or that of any of its officers, employees or agents; (2) fraudulent misrepresentation; or (3) any liability which it is not lawful to exclude either now or IN THE FUTURE. WHERE A TOTAL DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY IS DISALLOWED YOU AGREE THAT OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNTS YOU HAVE PAID IN THE PAST SIX (6) MONTHS TO USE OUR PLATFORM INCLUDING OUR SERVICES.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless The Hoth, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from:
- your use of and access to The Hoth Platform including any services;
- your violation of any term of this Agreement;
- your interactions with any other uses or third parties; or
- your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or contractual right.
This defense and indemnification obligation will survive this Agreement and your use of The Hoth Platform. You also agree that you have a duty to defend us against such claims and we may require you to pay for an attorney(s) of our choice in such cases. You agree that this indemnity extends to requiring you to pay for our reasonable attorneys’ fees, court costs, and disbursements. In the event of a claim such as one described in this paragraph, we may elect to settle with the party/parties making the claim and you shall be liable for the damages as though we had proceeded with a trial.
We take copyright infringement very seriously. If you believe that any content owned by you has been infringed upon please send us a message which contains:
- Your name.
- The name of the party whose copyright has been infringed, if different from your name.
- The name and description of the work that is being infringed.
- The location on our Platform of the infringing copy.
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted work described above is not authorized by the copyright owner (or by a third party who is legally entitled to do so on behalf of the copyright owner) and is not otherwise permitted by law.
- A statement that you swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information contained in this notification is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or have an exclusive right in law to bring infringement proceedings with respect to its use.
You must sign this notification and submit a ticket to our Copyright Agent: Copyright Agent of The Hoth.
In the event that you receive a notification from The Hoth stating content posted by you has been subject to a DMCA takedown, you may respond by filing a counter-notice pursuant to the DMCA. Your counter-notice must contain the following:
- Your name, address, email and physical or electronic signature.
- The notification reference number (if applicable).
- Identification of the material and its location before it was removed.
- A statement under penalty of perjury that the material was removed by mistake or misidentification.
- Your consent to the jurisdiction of a federal court in the district where you live (if you are in the U.S.), or your consent to the jurisdiction of a federal court in the district where your internet service provider is located (if you are not in the US).
- Your consent to accept service of process from the party who submitted the takedown notice.
Please be aware that we may not take any action regarding your counter-notice unless your notification strictly complies with the foregoing requirements. Please send this counter-notice in accordance with the takedown notice instructions above.
- Choice of Law
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws in force in the state of Florida. The offer and acceptance of this contract is deemed to have occurred in the state of Florida.
Any dispute relating in any way to your visit to the Platform or our Platform shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in St Petersburg, FL. Arbitration under this Agreement shall be conducted pursuant to the applicable Commercial Rules (“Rules”) then prevailing at the American Arbitration Association. Arbitration shall be conducted in English by one (1) arbitrator as selected pursuant to the Rules; the arbitrator’s award shall be final and binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. Each party shall be responsible for their own arbitration fees and costs. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this Agreement shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to this Agreement, whether through class action proceedings or otherwise. Where allowed by the Rules, The Hoth may make any and all appearances telephonically or electronically. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of, related to or connected with the use of the Platform or this Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever banned. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may seek equitable relief to protect its interests (including but not limited to injunctive relief), or make a claim for nonpayment, in a court of appropriate jurisdiction, and issues of intellectual property ownership or infringement may be decided only by a court of appropriate jurisdiction and not by arbitration. In the event that the law does not permit the abovementioned dispute to be resolved through arbitration or if this arbitration agreement is unenforceable, you agree that any actions and disputes shall be brought solely in a court of competent jurisdiction located within Pinellas County, FL.
- Class Action Waiver
You and The Hoth agree that any proceedings to resolve or litigate any dispute whether through a court of law or arbitration shall be solely conducted on an individual basis. You agree that you will not seek to have any dispute heard as a class action, representative action, collective action, or private attorney general action.
In the event that a provision of this Agreement is found to be unlawful, conflicting with another provision of the Agreement, or otherwise unenforceable, the Agreement will remain in force as though it had been entered into without that unenforceable provision being included in it.
If two or more provisions of this Agreement or any other agreement you may have with The Hoth are deemed to conflict with each other’s operation, The Hoth shall have the sole right to elect which provision remains in force.
We reserve all rights permitted to us under this Agreement as well as under the provisions of any applicable law. Our non-enforcement of any particular provision or provisions of this Agreement or the any applicable law should not be construed as our waiver of the right to enforce that same provision under the same or different circumstances at any time in the future.
- Assignment and Survival
You may not assign your rights and/or obligations under this Agreement to any other party without our prior written consent. We may assign our rights and/or obligations under this Agreement to any other party at our discretion. All portions of this Agreement that would reasonably be believed to survive termination shall survive and remain in full force upon termination, including but not limited to the Limitation of Liabilities, Representation and Warranties, Licensing, Indemnification, and Arbitration sections.
You may cancel your Paid Subscription or your account at any time via your The Hoth dashboard or by submitting a ticket. Any refunds are subject to the refund terms contained in this Agreement. Please be aware that upon termination of your account, access to portions of our Platform may be become immediately disabled. We may terminate this Agreement with you if we determine that: (1) you have violated any applicable laws while using our Platform; (2) if you have violated this Agreement or as permitted by the Platform; or (3) if we believe that any of your actions may legally harm The Hoth or our business interests, at our sole decision or discretion. In the event of termination, we will strive to provide you with a timely explanation; however, we are not required to do so.
- Entire Agreement
We may amend this Agreement from time to time. When we amend this Agreement, we will update this page and indicate the date that it was last modified or we may email you. You may refuse to agree to the amendments, but if you do, you must immediately cease using our Platform and our Platform.
- Electronic Communications
The communications between you and The Hoth use electronic means, whether you visit the Platform or send The Hoth e-mails, or whether The Hoth posts notices on the Platform or communications with you via mobile notifications or e-mail. For contractual purposes, you (1) consent to receive communications from The Hoth in an electronic form; and (2) agree that all terms, conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that The Hoth provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were to be in writing. The foregoing does not affect your statutory rights.
- Relationship of the Parties.
The parties are independent contractors. This Agreement does not create a partnership, franchise, joint venture, agency, fiduciary or employment relationship between you and The Hoth.
- Platform Issues and Support
Where you have any questions, issues, or if you are having trouble accessing or using the Platform, please contact us by submitting a ticket.
- California Users
Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1789.3, any questions about pricing, complaints, or inquiries about The Hoth must be sent to our agent by submitting a ticket.
Lastly, California users are also entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.
We occasionally offer upsell promotions during our check out process. These upsell opportunities are standalone offers and can not be combined with any other offers.
- SMS Text Messaging Terms & Conditions
By signing up for an account with Next Net Media, LLC d/b/a The HOTH (“The HOTH”) and providing your mobile phone number in any The HOTH service, technology, or platform that includes automated messaging technology (collectively, “The HOTH Program”):
- You acknowledge and represent to The HOTH that you are the current wireless service plan subscriber and/or an authorized user of the mobile phone number(s) that you link to (sign up to receive) the text alert/messages service or you have been granted permission by the wireless service plan subscriber and/or authorized user of the mobile phone number(s) to enroll the mobile phone number(s) in The HOTH Program;
- You grant The HOTH express permission to send automated text messages to the enrolled mobile phone number(s) through your wireless phone carrier unless and until such permission is revoked in accordance with these SMS Terms; and
- By granting such permission to The HOTH, you are hereby requesting to receive text messages in spite of the fact that your mobile phone number(s) may otherwise be on the federal, or a state’s, Do Not Call List and you agree that, to the maximum extent permitted by law, your request overrides any prior Do Not Call request for or related to The HOTH Program. The HOTH is committed to building user trust and confidence by promoting and complying with the use of business practices that help protect the privacy and the security of the customer and their data.
You may opt out of these communications at any time by replying STOP to any text message from The HOTH or by otherwise contacting The HOTH as indicated below. You can receive help at any time by replying HELP to any text message from The HOTH or by otherwise contacting The HOTH as indicated below. You are not required to sign up for The HOTH Program in order to purchase any products or services from The HOTH. Messaging and data rates may apply. By signing up for a HOTH account, you also accept and agree to be bound by these SMS Terms and any other applicable terms and agreements related to your use of The HOTH services.
The HOTH offers its text messaging program whereby The HOTH, and any applicable service providers, will send you text messages to provide you with information concerning your account activity with The HOTH and other The HOTH products, services, and promotions. The HOTH Program may include both marketing and non-marketing text messages.
Under The HOTH Program, the number of The HOTH text messages that you receive may vary depending upon your account activity and your communication with The HOTH.
The HOTH does not impose a separate fee for sending The HOTH text messages under The HOTH. However, standard message and data rates may apply to each text message sent or received in connection with The HOTH, as provided in your mobile telephone service rate plan. Please contact your mobile telephone carrier for pricing plans and information.
Supported Carriers; Interruption
The HOTH Program should be available through your equipment or mobile device when the equipment or device is within the operating range of your wireless service provider. The HOTH Program may not be available on all equipment/mobile devices, or through all wireless carriers, and not all functionalities of The HOTH Program are available on all equipment/mobile devices, or through all wireless carriers. The HOTH may, from time to time, in its discretion and without notice to you, limit the carriers that support The HOTH Program. Certain other carriers may not support The HOTH Program. Delivery of information and content to your equipment/mobile device may fail due to a variety of circumstances or conditions. The HOTH Program is subject to transmission limitation or interruption.
You understand and acknowledge that mobile network services are outside of The HOTH’s control, and The HOTH is not responsible or liable for issues arising therefrom, or the failure thereof, including, without limitation, technical, hardware, software, electronic, network, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, errors in transmission, traffic congestion, lost or unavailable network connections, telephone connections, wireless phone connections, website, Internet, or ISP availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate capture of entry information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed transmissions which may limit or restrict your ability to receive or send a message, including any injury or damage to your or any other person’s equipment/wireless device relating to or resulting from participating in or using The HOTH Program. If The HOTH Program is not available within your intended location, you agree that your sole remedy is to cease using The HOTH Program.
How to Opt Out
To stop receiving text messages from The HOTH, text STOP to the ten-digit long code from which the text messages are being sent. You will then receive confirmation of your opt-out of The HOTH text messaging program. You may also opt out by providing written notice to The HOTH at 111 2nd Ave NE #1500 Saint Petersburg FL, 33701 United States or by emailing The HOTH at email@example.com or calling The HOTH at 877-720-4684.
To request more information, text HELP to the ten-digit long code from which the text messages are being sent. You may also receive assistance by providing written notice to The HOTH at 111 2nd Ave NE #1500 Saint Petersburg FL, 33701 United States, by emailing The HOTH at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling The HOTH at 877-720-4684.
Copyrights and Trademarks
The HOTH Program, and all content available through The HOTH Program, is protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights. No portion of The HOTH Program may be copied, republished, transmitted, displayed or distributed in any way without The HOTH’s prior written consent. Any such use of The HOTH Program’s content for any purpose not authorized by The HOTH in writing is a violation of the copyrights of The HOTH. You agree to use The HOTH Program only as authorized by The HOTH. All trademarks, service marks, logos, and trade names on The HOTH Program, whether registered or unregistered, are proprietary to The HOTH. You may not reproduce, download or otherwise use any such trademarks, service marks, logos or trade names without the prior written consent of The HOTH.
Your Mobile Telephone Number
You agree to maintain accurate, complete, and up-to-date information with The HOTH regarding your use of The HOTH Program, including, without limitation, notifying The HOTH in writing immediately if you change, or cease being the regular user of, your mobile telephone number. You agree to indemnify The HOTH in full for all claims, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, related to or caused in whole or in part by your failure to notify The HOTH if you change your telephone number, or cease being the regular user of, including, but not limited to, all claims, expenses, damages, and costs related to or arising under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 et seq.
To receive The HOTH text messages or enroll in The HOTH Program, you must be a resident of the United States, eighteen (18) years of age or older, authorized to enroll the mobile phone number in The HOTH Program, and authorized to incur any mobile message or data charges incurred by participating. The HOTH reserves the right to require you to prove the foregoing to participate in The HOTH Program.
Changes to this SMS Terms
The HOTH may revise, modify, or amend these The HOTH SMS Terms or cancel The HOTH Program at any time, with or without notice to you, subject to your ability to reject changes to the Class Action Waiver and Binding Arbitration. Any such revision, modification, or amendment shall take effect when it is posted to The HOTH website. You agree to review these The HOTH SMS Terms periodically to ensure that you are aware of any changes. Your continued consent to receive The HOTH text messages will indicate your acceptance of those changes.
Termination of Text Messaging
The HOTH may suspend or terminate your receipt of The HOTH text messages if The HOTH believes you are in breach of these The HOTH SMS Terms. Your receipt of The HOTH text messages is also subject to termination in the event that your mobile telephone service terminates or lapses.
No Warranties; Limitation of Liability
THE HOTH PROGRAM IS PROVIDED AS IS, WHERE IS, AND WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, WRITTEN, ORAL OR ARISING UNDER CUSTOM OR TRADE. THE HOTH DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSES, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
In no event shall The HOTH be liable to you, or to any third party, for any losses or damages whatsoever arising out of or resulting from The HOTH Program, or your use thereof, regardless of the theory of recovery, including, without limitation, direct, indirect, consequential, incidental or special damages, lost profits, punitive damages, attorney’s fees or any damages arising out of or resulting from a statutory or regulatory violation, negligence, gross negligence, strict liability, tortious conduct, willful misconduct or fraud, breach of contract, or breach of warranty. To the extent, this damage waiver is contrary to applicable law, your or any third party’s maximum recovery for any losses or damages whatsoever arising out of or resulting from The HOTH Program, or your use thereof, regardless of the theory of recovery, is $10.00.
Arbitration/Class Action Waiver
ALL DISPUTES, MATTERS, OR CLAIMS BETWEEN YOU AND THE HOTH ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THESE SMS TERMS, ANY TEXT MESSAGES BETWEEN YOU AND THE HOTH OR ANYONE ACTING ON YOUR OR THE HOTH’S BEHALF, OR THE HOTH PROGRAM, REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY OR RECOVERY, MUST BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY ARBITRATION CONDUCTED EXPEDITIOUSLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION CONSUMER ARBITRATION RULES (“AAA RULES”) BY A SOLE ARBITRATOR SELECTED BY THE PARTIES TO THE DISPUTE FROM THE NATIONAL OR STATE OF FLORIDA PANEL OF ARBITRATORS.
THIS PROVISION MUST CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, AND THE ARBITRATION MUST BE GOVERNED BY, THE FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT (9 U.S.C. § One et seq.). ANY JUDGMENT UPON THE DECISION RENDERED BY THE ANY COURT HAVING JURISDICTION MAY ENTER ARBITRATOR. UNLESS OTHERWISE REQUIRED BY LAW, THE ARBITRATOR IS PROHIBITED FROM AWARDING DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THESE SMS TERMS. EITHER PARTY TO THIS AGREEMENT MAY COMMENCE ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS BY DELIVERING TO THE OTHER PARTY A WRITTEN NOTICE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AAA RULES. ANY ARBITRATION HEARING SHALL BE HELD IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, UNLESS THE PARTIES TO THE DISPUTE AGREE OTHERWISE. ANY JUDGMENT RENDERED BY ARBITRATION SHALL BE FINAL AND BINDING ON THE PARTIES, AND MAY BE ENTERED IN ANY COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY AAA RULES TO THE CONTRARY, THE AWARD OF THE ARBITRATOR MUST BE MADE NO LATER THAN THREE (3) MONTHS FOLLOWING THE DATE ON WHICH THE ARBITRATOR IS APPOINTED, UNLESS THE ISSUE IS THE SUBJECT OF LITIGATION BROUGHT BY A THIRD PARTY AND THE ARBITRATOR DEEMS IT APPROPRIATE TO DEFER ITS AWARD UNTIL THE LITIGATION IS RESOLVED.
The resolution of any claims, matters, or disputes must proceed solely on an individual basis without the right for any claims, matters, or disputes to proceed on a class action or collective basis or on bases involving claims, matters, or disputes brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf of others. The arbitrator’s authority to resolve and make written awards is limited to claims, matters, and disputes between you and The HOTH alone. Claims, matters, or disputes may not be joined or consolidated unless agreed to in writing by all parties. No arbitration award or decision will have any preclusive effect as to issues, claims, matters, or disputes with anyone who is not a named party to the arbitration.
- MAIL A NOTICE OF DISPUTE FIRST. IF YOU HAVE A DISPUTE, YOU MUST SEND A NOTICE OF DISPUTE BY U.S. MAIL TO THE HOTH AT: 111 2ND AVE NE #1500 SAINT PETERSBURG FL, 33701 UNITED STATES
- ARBITRATION PROCEDURE. THE AAA WILL CONDUCT ANY ARBITRATION UNDER ITS COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION RULES (OR IF THE VALUE OF THE DISPUTE IS $75,000 OR LESS, ITS CONSUMER ARBITRATION RULES). IN A DISPUTE INVOLVING $25,000 USD OR LESS, ANY HEARING WILL BE TELEPHONIC UNLESS THE ARBITRATOR FINDS GOOD CAUSE TO HOLD AN IN-PERSON HEARING INSTEAD. ANY IN-PERSON HEARING WILL TAKE PLACE IN SAINT PETERSBURG, FL. THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD THE SAME DAMAGES TO YOU INDIVIDUALLY AS A COURT COULD, SUBJECT TO THE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS SET FORTH IN THESE SMS TERMS. THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD DECLARATORY OR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF ONLY TO YOU INDIVIDUALLY TO SATISFY YOUR INDIVIDUAL CLAIM, SUBJECT TO THE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS SET FORTH IN THESE SMS TERMS.
- MUST FILE WITHIN ONE YEAR. YOU AND THE HOTH MUST FILE IN ARBITRATION ANY DISPUTE (EXCEPT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DISPUTES) WITHIN ONE YEAR FROM WHEN IT FIRST COULD BE FILED. OTHERWISE, IT’S PERMANENTLY BARRED.
- REJECTING FUTURE ARBITRATION CHANGES. YOU MAY REJECT ANY CHANGE THE HOTH MAKES TO THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT (OTHER THAN ADDRESS CHANGES) BY SENDING US NOTICE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE CHANGE BY U.S. MAIL TO THE ADDRESS LISTED IN SECTION (B) ABOVE. IF YOU DO, THE MOST RECENT VERSION OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT BEFORE THE CHANGE YOU REJECTED WILL APPLY.
- SEVERABILITY. IF THE CLASS ACTION WAIVER IS FOUND TO BE ILLEGAL OR UNENFORCEABLE AS TO ALL OR SOME PARTS OF A DISPUTE, THOSE PARTS WON’T BE ARBITRATED BUT WILL PROCEED IN COURT, WITH THE REST PROCEEDING IN ARBITRATION. IF ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT IS FOUND TO BE ILLEGAL OR UNENFORCEABLE, THAT PROVISION WILL BE SEVERED BUT THE REST OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT STILL APPLIES.
- CONFLICT WITH AAA RULES. THIS AGREEMENT GOVERNS IF IT CONFLICTS WITH THE AAA’S COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION RULES OR CONSUMER ARBITRATION RULES.
- THE HOTH AFFILIATES ARE THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARIES. AFFILIATES OF THE HOTH ARE NOT PARTIES TO THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT BUT ARE INTENDED THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARIES OF YOUR AGREEMENT WITH US TO RESOLVE DISPUTES THROUGH ARBITRATION.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you expressly agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless The HOTH, its directors, officers, employees, servants, agents, representatives, independent contractors and affiliates from and against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, actions, causes of action, costs, expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), judgments or penalties of any kind or nature whatsoever arising from your use of The HOTH Program or receipt of text messages in connection with The HOTH Program, including, but not limited to, all claims, expenses, and damages related to or arising under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
The law of the State of Florida including its statutes of limitations and without reference to any conflict of laws principles, shall be applied to any claim, matter, or dispute between the parties or when governing, constraining, or enforcing these SMS Terms, The HOTH Program, or any text messages between you and The HOTH or anyone acting on your or The HOTH’s behalf, or any of the rights, duties, or obligations of the parties arising from or relating in any way to the subject matter of these SMS Terms.
If any of these terms or conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that term or condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining terms and conditions.
If you have questions regarding these SMS Terms, you may reach us by calling 877-720-4684, by mail at 111 2nd Ave NE #1500 Saint Petersburg FL, 33701 United States, or by email at email@example.com.