Terms of Service

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE AND THE SERVICE

This web site, including all content made available through the web site, (“Site”) is owned and operated by Auctane LLC d/b/a ShipStation and its affiliates (collectively, “Provider”) and the services and products (“Services”) provided to you are subject to the following notices, terms, and conditions. Unless otherwise agreed in writing with Provider, your agreement with Provider will always include, at a minimum, the terms and conditions set out in this document. These terms form a legally binding agreement between you and Provider in relation to your use of Provider’s Services. It is important that you take the time to read them carefully. Collectively, this legal agreement is referred to below as the “Terms.” Provider may, from time to time, modify, amend, or supplement these Terms, and post those changes on the Terms of Service page. Such modifications, amendments or supplements shall automatically be effective seven (7) days after Provider has posted the modifications. If you do not agree to be bound by (or cannot comply with) these Terms as modified, you agree that your sole remedy is to cease using the Services by canceling your account. Your continued use of the Services constitutes your agreement to be bound by the amended Terms.

CONTENT COPYRIGHT

You acknowledge that (i) content on the Site and content available through the Services is protected by copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual and proprietary rights (“Rights”); (ii) these Rights are valid and protected in all media and technologies existing now or later developed; and (iii) except as explicitly provided otherwise, the Terms and applicable copyright, trademark and other laws govern your use of such content. Any other use, including but not limited to the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display, or performance, of the content on this Site is strictly prohibited.

PATENTS

Covered by and/or for use with U.S. Patents 7,216,110; 7,236,956; 7,359,887; 7,421,400; 7,458,612; 7,490,065; 7,774,285; 7,818,267; 7,831,524; 7,844,553; 8,027,926; 8,041,644; 8,103,647; 8,240,579; 8,255,337; 8,374,970; 8,392,391; 8,600,910; 8,626,673; 8,626,674; 8,762,290; 8,768,857; and 8,954,355.

TRADEMARKS

Provider, [the Provider logo,] and associated brand names and domain names are trademarks of Provider in the United States and/or other countries. Provider trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner can be interpreted as business disparagement. All marks not owned by Provider are the property of their respective owners. You may not use, and nothing contained on the Site or in these Terms grants, by implication, waiver, estoppel or otherwise, any right to use, any trademark displayed on the Site without the written permission of Provider or the respective owner of such trademark, service mark or logo.

USE OF SITE

This Site, any portion of this Site, and any materials made available by Provider through the Site, may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose that is not expressly permitted by Provider. Provider reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, and/or cancel orders in its discretion, including, without limitation, if Provider believes that customer conduct violates applicable law or is harmful to the interests of Provider. Any use of content or descriptions; any derivative use of this Site or its contents; and any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools are strictly prohibited. In no event shall the user frame any portion of the Site or any content contained therein. By using this Site, you agree that you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including U.S. export and re-export control laws and regulations.

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Provider respects the intellectual property of others. Copyright infringement will not be tolerated. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow our “Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement” below.

SOFTWARE AVAILABLE ON THE SITE

Software that is made available from the Site (“Software”) is the copyrighted work of Provider and/or its suppliers. Your use of the Software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement, if any, which accompanies or is included as part of access to the Software (“EULA”). You may not use any Software that is accompanied by or includes a EULA unless you first agree to the EULA terms. For any Software not accompanied by a EULA, Provider hereby grants to you, the user, a personal, nontransferable license to access the Software for viewing and otherwise using the Site in accordance with these Terms, and for no other purpose, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the Software. All Software is owned by Provider and/or its suppliers and is protected by copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Any reproduction or redistribution of the Software is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, COPYING OR REPRODUCTION OF THE SOFTWARE TO ANY SERVER OR OTHER LOCATION FOR REPRODUCTION OR REDISTRIBUTION IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED. THE SOFTWARE IS WARRANTED, IF AT ALL, ONLY ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF THE EULA. You acknowledge that the Software, and any accompanying documentation and/or technical information, is subject to applicable export control laws and regulations of the U.S. You agree not to export or re-export the Software, directly or indirectly, to any countries that are subject to U.S. export restrictions.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IN THE EVENT PROVIDER IS FOUND TO BE RESPONSIBLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES IN ANY WAY RELATING TO THIS SITE, THE SERVICES, OR THE SOFTWARE, YOU AGREE THAT PROVIDER’S LIABILITY TO YOU WILL NOT EXCEED YOUR PREVIOUS MONTH’S PLAN COSTS, WHEN APPLICABLE, FOR SERVICES DURING THE PERIOD IN WHICH YOU INCUR SUCH DAMAGES AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY REMEDY. PROVIDER IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (SUCH AS LOST PROFITS OR LOST BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES), PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, THE COST OF ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, OR ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY REMEDY.

DISCLAIMER

THIS SITE, SERVICES, AND SOFTWARE ARE PROVIDED BY PROVIDER ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. PROVIDER MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE OR SOFTWARE, OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE AND THE SOFTWARE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, PROVIDER DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. PROVIDER WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, THE SERVICES, OR THE SOFTWARE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. PROVIDER DOES NOT PROMISE OR GUARANTY UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE SERVICE.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The Provider and affiliated web sites may contain links to third party web sites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Provider and Provider is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. You should contact the site administrator or webmaster for those Linked Sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or the content located on such Linked Sites.

CLASS ACTION WAIVER

Any proceedings to resolve or litigate any dispute in any forum will be conducted solely on an individual basis. Neither you nor Provider will seek to have any dispute heard as a class action or in any other proceeding in which either party acts or proposes to act in a representative capacity. No arbitration or proceeding will be combined with another without the prior written consent of all parties to all affected arbitrations or proceedings.

API TERMS

Provider may make an API (Application Program Interface) available to Customers in Provider’s sole discretion. Customers may access their ShipStation or ShipEngine account data via an API. Any use of the API, including use of the API through a third-party product that accesses ShipStation or ShipEngine, is bound by the terms of this agreement plus the following specific terms:

  1. You expressly understand and agree that Provider shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if Provider has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from your use of the API or third-party products that access data via the API.
  2. Abuse or excessively frequent requests to ShipStation or ShipEngine via the API may result in the temporary or permanent suspension of your account’s access to the API. Provider, in its sole discretion, will determine abuse or excessive usage of the API. Provider will make a reasonable attempt via email to warn the account owner prior to suspension.
  3. Provider reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, your access to the API (or any part thereof) with or without notice.
  4. Customer expressly understands and agrees that ShipStation and ShipEngine API are for the purpose of printing shipping labels to fulfill orders. As a condition of use of the API, Customer will not transfer, resell, lease, license or otherwise make available the ShipEngine services or documentation to third parties.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition of your use of this Site, you warrant to Provider that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may not use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided through the Site. Provider reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, at Provider’s sole discretion.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Provider, 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: (i) your use of and access to the Site, Services, and Software; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that one of your submissions caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms and your use of the Site.

MATERIALS PROVIDED TO THE SITE

Users of the Site may post comments, reviews, and other content and submit suggestions, ideas, or other information, provided the content does not contain any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, or hateful content or content which is racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, or content which infringes upon the rights of any third party. You agree not to impersonate any person and/or other entity or communicate under a false name or a name that you are not entitled or authorized to use. Provider has the right (but not the obligation) to remove, prohibit, edit or discontinue any content on the Site, including content that has been posted by users.

Provider does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to Provider (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to Provider or its associated services (collectively “Submissions”). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Provider, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicenseable (through multiple tiers) right to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate, reformat, prepare derivative works of, and otherwise exploit your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission. No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Provider is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time at Provider’s sole discretion. By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission, you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions and that your Submission is not based on, or derived from, the proprietary information or items of a third party.

SOFTWARE AVAILABLE ON THE PROVIDER OR AFFILIATED WEB SITE

Software that is made available to download from the Provider Web Sites, (“Software”) is the copyrighted work of Provider and/or its suppliers. Your use of the Software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement, if any, which accompanies or is included with the Software (“License Agreement”). You may not install or use any Software that is accompanied by or includes a License Agreement unless you first agree to the License Agreement terms. For any Software not accompanied by a license agreement, Provider hereby grants to you, the user, a personal, nontransferable license to use the Software for viewing and otherwise using the particular Provider Web Site in accordance with these Terms, and for no other purpose provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. All Software is owned by Provider and/or its suppliers and is protected by copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Any reproduction or redistribution of the Software is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, COPYING OR REPRODUCTION OF THE SOFTWARE TO ANY OTHER SERVER OR LOCATION FOR FURTHER REPRODUCTION OR REDISTRIBUTION IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED. THE SOFTWARE IS WARRANTED, IF AT ALL, ONLY ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENT. You acknowledge that the Software, and any accompanying documentation and/or technical information, is subject to applicable export control laws and regulations of the U.S. You agree not to export or re-export the Software, directly or indirectly, to any countries that are subject to U.S. export restrictions.

GOVERNING LAW

The Services under these Terms are provided by Provider’s offices in the State of Texas. The Services and Software can be accessed from any of the 50 states in the United States and from other countries of the world. The laws of the State of Texas (or U.S. federal law, if applicable), without regard to conflicts of law provisions, will apply to all matters arising out of or in connection with the Site, the Services and the Software. By using the Site, Services and Software, you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of Texas courts and further agree that any cause of action arising out of or in connection with these Terms and/or your use of the Site and/or Services and/or Software shall be brought only in the federal or state courts in Travis County, Texas.

MISCELLANEOUS

If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision will be deemed to be restated to reflect as nearly as possible the original intention in accordance with applicable law, and the remainder of the Terms will remain in full force and effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. Any waiver of any provision of the Terms will be effective only if in writing and signed by Provider. The failure to enforce any right under these Terms shall not be a waiver of the provision or the right to enforce it at a later time.

U.S. GOVERNMENT USERS RESTRICTED RIGHTS

Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in applicable laws and regulations. Use of the Site, Services and/or Software by the Government constitutes acknowledgment of Provider’s proprietary rights in them. The Site and Software may contain other proprietary notices and copyright information which should be observed.

NOTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Provider’s copyright agent the written information specified below. Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying Provider that you believe that your copyrighted material has been infringed upon. Please contact us via a support request.

An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;
Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES

You shall not transmit to Provider or upload to this Site or the Software any Harmful Code or use or misappropriate the data on this Site for your own commercial gain. “Harmful Code” shall mean any software (sometimes referred to as “viruses,” “worms,” “trojan horses,” “time bombs,” “time locks,” “drop dead devices,” “traps,” “access codes,” “cancelbots” or “trap door devices”) that: (a) is intentionally designed to damage, disrupt, disable, harm, impair, interfere with, intercept, expropriate or otherwise impede in any manner, any data, storage media, program, system, equipment or communication, based on any event, including for example but not limited to (i) exceeding a number of copies, (ii) exceeding a number of users, (iii) passage of a period of time, (iv) advancement to a particular date or other numeral, or (v) use of a certain feature; or (b) would enable an unauthorized person to cause such result; or (c) would enable an unauthorized person to access another person’s information without such other person’s knowledge and permission.

You may not use your password or API keys for any unauthorized purpose.

You may not use the Site, Services, or Software for activities that:

violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation
relate to sales of (a) narcotics, steroids, certain controlled substances or other products that present a risk to consumer safety, (b) drug paraphernalia, (c) items that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity, (d) items that promote hate, violence, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime, (e) items that are considered obscene, (f) items that infringe or violate any copyright, trademark, right of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary right under the laws of any jurisdiction, (g) certain sexually oriented materials or services, or (h) ammunition, firearms, or certain firearm parts or accessories, or (i) ,certain weapons or knives regulated under applicable law
relate to transactions that (a) show the personal information of third parties in violation of applicable law, (b) support pyramid or ponzi schemes, matrix programs, other “get rich quick” schemes or certain multi-level marketing programs, (c) are associated with purchases of real property, annuities or lottery contracts, lay-away systems, off-shore banking or transactions to finance or refinance debts funded by a credit card, (d) are for the sale of certain items before the seller has control or possession of the item, (e) are by payment processors to collect payments on behalf of merchants, (f), are associated with the following Money Service Business activities: the sale of traveler’s checks or money orders, currency exchanges or check cashing, or (g) provide certain credit repair or debt settlement services
involve the sales of products or services identified by government agencies to have a high likelihood of being fraudulent
violate applicable laws or industry regulations regarding the sale of (a) tobacco products, or (b) prescription drugs and devices
involve gambling, gaming and/or any other activity with an entry fee and a prize, including, but not limited to casino games, sports betting, horse or greyhound racing, lottery tickets, other ventures that facilitate gambling, games of skill (whether or not it is legally defined as a lottery) and sweepstakes unless the operator has obtained prior approval from PayPal and the operator and customers are located exclusively in jurisdictions where such activities are permitted by law.

TERMS REGARDING 3RD PARTY SHIPPING INSURANCE

Provider provides shipping insurance through a third party company. You agree to in no way hold Provider accountable for any issues or claims that arise from purchasing or using Shipsurance. All claims will be filed through Shipsurance and will be enforced by the coverage, terms, conditions, and exclusions which are provided and accepted in the Provider Shipping Manager application. You agree that Provider is in no way responsible for any loss, liability, claim, or demand that relates to insurance. Any issues must go through Shipsurance directly.

You are solely responsible for ensuring that listings you add insurance to are covered under the Shipsurance coverage, terms, conditions, and exclusions.