Last Revised: 12 October 2017
PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY, AS IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.
This Website Builder Service Agreement (this “Agreement”) is entered into by and between GoDaddy.com, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company ("GoDaddy") and you, and is made effective as of the date of electronic acceptance. This Agreement sets forth the terms and conditions of your use of GoDaddy’s Website Builder services (“Website Builder” or the “Services”), and represents the entire agreement between you and GoDaddy concerning the subject matter hereof.
Your electronic acceptance of this Agreement signifies that you have read, understand, acknowledge and agree to be bound by this Agreement, along with (i) GoDaddy’s Universal Terms of Service Agreement, and (ii) any plan limits, product disclaimers or other restrictions presented to you on the Website Builder landing page of the GoDaddy website (this “Site”), both (i) and (ii) of which are incorporated herein by reference.
The terms “we”, “us” or “our” shall refer to GoDaddy. The terms “you”, “your”, “User” or “customer” shall refer to any individual or entity who accepts this Agreement and/or uses the Services. Unless otherwise specifically provided in this Agreement, nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.
You acknowledge and agree that (i) GoDaddy, in its sole and absolute discretion, may change or modify this Agreement, and any policies or agreements which are incorporated herein, at any time, and such changes or modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting to this Site, and (ii) your use of this Site or the Services found at this Site after such changes or modifications have been made (as indicated by the “Last Revised” date at the top of this page) shall constitute your acceptance of this Agreement as last revised. If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement as last revised, do not use (or continue to use) this Site or the Services found at this Site. In addition, GoDaddy may occasionally notify you of changes or modifications to this Agreement by email. It is therefore very important that you keep your shopper account (“Shopper Account”) information, including your email address, current. GoDaddy assumes no liability or responsibility for your failure to receive an email notification if such failure results from an inaccurate or out-of-date email address.
2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
Website Builder is a cloud-hosted tool that enables you to design, create, and build an online presence for your specific objectives by incorporating website, hosting, security, social media presence, and other GoDaddy offered services and products into one offering. In addition, you can sell products online, perform email marketing, and execute on digital marketing using additional capabilities all within the tool.
The standard Services incorporate other GoDaddy products and services, and are subject to the terms and conditions of each, including GoDaddy’s (i) Marketing Applications and (ii) Email Marketing Services.
Your electronic acceptance of this Agreement signifies that you have read, understand, acknowledge and agree to be bound by this Agreement, along with the individual product-specific agreements for all GoDaddy products and services included with the standard Services, which are hereby incorporated by reference: (i) Marketing Applications Agreement and (ii) Email Marketing Service Agreement.
3. STOREFRONT SERVICES (NOT AVAILABLE IN ALL TERRITORIES)
With Website Builder, you have the option to create, manage and maintain an online storefront (“Storefront”), which allows you to:
- add, access, manage and maintain a catalog of products and/or services and present said catalog on the Internet through a compiled storefront rendered as a domain (web site) or sub-domain;
- engage in the selling of physical and downloadable goods over the Internet;
- arrange for the collection of payment related to applicable tax and shipping fees;
- collect credit card and personal information for the purpose of conducting transactions;
- perform order management and processing activities; and
- generate business reports related to Storefront business activity
You shall be solely responsible for providing, updating, uploading and maintaining Your Storefront and any and all files, pages, data, works, information and/or materials on, within, displayed, linked or transmitted to, from or through Your Storefront, including, without limitation, trade or service marks, images, photographs, illustrations, graphics, audio clips, video clips, email or other messages, meta tags, domain names, software and text. You are responsible for ensuring Your web site conforms to all local, state, federal, and international laws. Your web site content shall also include any registered domain names provided by You or registered on behalf of You in connection with the Services. You affirmatively acknowledge GoDaddy is relying on Your representation concerning Your proper use of all content on any web site You create or control.
Availability of Storefront Services
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, GoDaddy shall attempt to provide the Services for twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week throughout the term of this Agreement. You agree that from time to time, the Services may be inaccessible or inoperable for any reason, including, without limitation: (i) equipment malfunctions; (ii) periodic maintenance procedures or repairs which GoDaddy may undertake from time to time; or (iii) causes beyond the control of GoDaddy or which are not reasonably foreseeable by GoDaddy, including, without limitation, interruption or failure of telecommunication or digital transmission links, hostile network attacks network congestion or other failures. You agree that GoDaddy has no control over the availability of the Services on a continuous or uninterrupted basis.
You agree the performance of Your Storefront may begin to slow at varying number of products depending on potential physical and practical constraints, including (but not limited to): system architecture, system capacity, system load, end-user internet connectivity and end-user computer configurations. You agree GoDaddy has no control over potential physical and practical constraints You may experience at an uncertain number of products in a category.
End Customer Payment and Taxes
You understand You are responsible for collecting, and managing all end customer payments. Similarly, You are responsible for the payment of all applicable state, federal or international taxes on products You sell using the Services. It is Your responsibility to read, enter into, and agree to all End User License Agreements required for use of Your selected Payment Methods and Tax options. GoDaddy is not responsible for the accuracy of information obtained through the Payment Method and Tax options. You are responsible for any additional taxes and duties imposed on the transaction. You may be subject to foreign tax obligations by selling to buyers. You are solely responsible for complying with all domestic and foreign tax, shipping, and export laws with respect to the sale of Your items to purchasers internationally.
Storage and Security
At all times, You shall bear full risk of loss and damage to Your web site and all of Your web site content. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your password and account information. You agree You are solely responsible for all acts, omissions and use under and charges incurred with Your account or password or in connection with the site or any of Your web site content displayed, linked, transmitted through or stored on the Server. You shall be solely responsible for undertaking measures to: (i) prevent any loss or damage to Your web site content; (ii) maintain independent archival and backup copies of Your web site content; (iii) ensure the security, confidentiality and integrity of all Your web site content transmitted through or stored on GoDaddy's servers; and (iv) ensure the confidentiality of Your password. GoDaddy's servers and hosting services are not an archive and GoDaddy shall have no liability to You or any other person for loss, damage or destruction of any of Your content. If Your password is lost, stolen or otherwise compromised, You shall promptly notify GoDaddy, whereupon GoDaddy shall suspend access to Your web site by use of such password and issue a replacement password to You or Your authorized representative. GoDaddy will not be liable for any loss You may incur as a result of someone else using Your password or account, either with or without Your knowledge. However, You could be held liable for losses incurred by GoDaddy or another party due to someone else using Your account or password.
Sample Terms and Conditions
Sample Terms and Conditions are provided for reference purposes only. GoDaddy is not responsible for Your use of the sample terms and conditions -- You use them at Your own risk. The default terms and conditions provided through the Terms and Conditions page can be used with the following disclaimer: The descriptions and suggestions are not legal, tax or financial advice. GoDaddy does not guarantee the legality of any phrasing or provisions offered or derived from these descriptions and suggestions. You should consult with an attorney to ensure Your terms and conditions are sufficient to meet Your needs, appropriate for Your jurisdiction and are legally binding on Your customers.
4. FACEBOOK PAGE DESIGNER (NOT AVAILABLE IN ALL TERRITORIES)
With Website Builder, you have access to a Facebook page designer (the “Facebook Page Designer”) that allows you to create customized Facebook pages designed to complement your website. The number of Facebook pages allowed varies depending on your Services plan, and is in addition to the number of site pages included with your Services plan.
In order to use the Facebook Page Designer, you will need to (i) set up a Facebook account (if you do not have one already) and (ii) activate a public page from within your Facebook account. After you finish designing your Facebook pages, you will need to link the Facebook pages to your Facebook account in order for the Facebook pages to be navigable. Please note that your Facebook pages will be built on the same hosting account (and accessible via the same control panel) as your website. Accordingly, at least one page of your website must be published before your Facebook pages can be published.
If you access the Facebook Page Designer, you specifically acknowledge and agree that:
- You shall not use it to launch a Facebook page that promotes, provides content referencing, facilitates, contains, or uses any of the following:
You must ensure that you own or have secured all rights necessary to copy, display, distribute, deliver, render and publicly perform all content of or within your application to Facebook users in all countries where you make the content available.
- Alcohol-related content, or sale of tobacco products, ammunition and/or firearms;
- Content that infringes upon the rights of any third party, including intellectual property rights, privacy, publicity, moral or other personal or proprietary rights, or that is deceptive or fraudulent;
- Gambling, including without limitation, any online casino, sports books, bingo or poker;
- Illegal activity and/or illegal contests, pyramid schemes, sweepstakes or chain letters (if you run, reference, or facilitate a legally permissible sweepstakes, contest, or other promotion you are subject to Facebook's Promotions Guidelines located here); or
- Content that is hateful, threatening, defamatory, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.
5. INTEGRATION WITH HOSTING PLATFORM; OWNERSHIP OF WEBSITES
The websites created using Services are built on and integrated with GoDaddy’s hosting platform, and any attempt to migrate or otherwise transfer any such website to another hosting provider is a violation of this Agreement.
Except for the content provided by you, the websites created using Services belong to GoDaddy, and all such websites (including all copies thereof) are subject to copyright, trademark, patent, and other intellectual property laws of the United States and foreign countries. GoDaddy grants you an unrestricted license in the website for the duration of your Services subscription. Cancellation of your Services subscription for any reason terminates your license to the website thereafter. You agree to prevent any unauthorized copying of the websites created using Services. Unless otherwise specifically provided in this Agreement, no right or license under any copyright, trademark, patent, or other intellectual property right or license is granted by this Agreement. GoDaddy reserves all rights not expressly granted herein.
By uploading content for your website, you grant GoDaddy an unrestricted license (i) to use the content for the purpose of including in your website, and (ii) to display screenshots of any website created using Services, in marketing materials, or in other manners as determined by GoDaddy in its sole and absolute discretion. In addition, you represent and warrant to GoDaddy that (a) you have all necessary rights to distribute such content, either because you are the author of the content and have the right to distribute the same, or because you have the appropriate distribution rights, licenses, consents, and/or permissions to use, in writing, from the copyright or other owner of the content, and (b) you do not violate the rights of any third party. As used herein, “content” shall include without limitation any text, software, widgets, applications, scripts, source code, API, photographs, illustrations, images, graphics, sounds, music, audio, video and interactive features (and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein). You acknowledge and agree that content you upload into Services may be immediately available. Content provided may also be cached for up to one year and deleting content from Services does not remove cached versions of the content.
6. OTHER BUNDLING OPTIONS
You will be provided the option to bundle the Services with other products and services we offer, such as (i) Domain Name Registration Services, (ii) Domain Name Proxy Services, (iii) Microsoft Office, and/or (iv) other products and services that may be offered for bundling from time to time. In such case, your purchase of Website Builder will also be subject to the terms and conditions of the bundled product(s) or service(s), the applicable agreement(s) for which will be provided to you in the shopping cart at the time of checkout.
TLDs. You acknowledge and agree that your website will be subject to any and all content (or other) restrictions specific to the top level domain (“TLD”) with which it is associated. Only the Website Builder account associated with the TLD in question will be affected by such limitations.
Coming Soon Pages. Website Builder offers a “Coming Soon Page” option for customers who are not yet ready to build their website. You acknowledge and agree that if you select the “Coming Soon Page” option, you will have a more limited selection of design and color combinations than those available in the Website Builder template library.
Obligation to Maintain Subscription. Provision of Services is dependent upon your active subscription to (and payment for) Website Builder. Failure to maintain your subscription at any time will result in termination of Services. Recurring billing for your Services plan will begin on the date of purchase. Fees paid for Services are not transferable to other Website Builder accounts (or other GoDaddy accounts) other than the account initially associated with Services on the date of purchase.
9. FREE TRIAL
The Free Trial is an opportunity for you to use the Service free of charge for one (1) month, beginning on the date that you accept the Free Trial offer. The Free Trial will expire one (1) month from the date you accept the Free Trial offer, regardless of whether or not you use the Service during the Free Trial period.
You acknowledge and agree that we may withdraw or modify the Free Trial, or exchange the Service or offer for a similar service or offer, at any time, in our sole discretion. You will be charged then-current rates for the Product if we determine that you are not eligible for the Free Trial.
Upon expiration of the Free Trial, you will not be charged and the Service will not renew UNLESS you were asked to add or confirm or volunteered to include a future payment method during or at the end of your Free Trial, in which case the Service will automatically renew at its then-current renewal price with no further action from you, until cancelled. You may cancel the Free Trial or the automatic renewal of the Service at any time prior to the end of the Free Trial by visiting your account and turning off the auto-renewal feature (“cancel renewal”), or by contacting customer service. If you choose to cancel the Service during the Free Trial, or not to purchase or renew the Service following the Free Trial, any content or data you have entered into the Service will be lost and will not be recoverable.
Where a Free Trial is renewed, whether as a paid monthly plan or annual plan, you may request a full refund in accordance with our Refund Policy.
Residents of certain countries may not be eligible to participate in a Free Trial offer.
10. GoDaddy'S RIGHTS
GoDaddy explicitly reserves the right and sole discretion to:
- modify its pricing through email notification;
- terminate Your use of the Service for unsolicited, commercial e-mailing (i.e., spam, sending email to subscribers who have not "opted-in"); illegal access to other computers or networks (i.e., hacking); distribution of Internet viruses or similar destructive activities; non-payment of fees; activities designed to defame, embarrass, harm, abuse, threaten, slander or harass third parties; activities prohibited by the laws of the United States and/or foreign territories in which You conduct business; activities designed to encourage unlawful behavior by others, such as hate crimes, terrorism and child pornography; activities that are tortuous, vulgar, obscene, invasive of the privacy of a third party, racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable; activities designed to impersonate the identity of a third party; and activities designed to harm minors in any way, and other activities whether lawful or unlawful that GoDaddy determines to be harmful to its other customers, operations, or reputation;
- terminate Your use of the Service if Your use of the Service results in, or is the subject of, legal action or threatened legal action, against GoDaddy or any of its affiliates or partners, without consideration for whether such legal action or threatened legal action is eventually determined to be with or without merit; and
- terminate Your Service if You have not accessed or logged into it for ninety (90) days.
If GoDaddy terminates Your Service, it may, at its own option, remove and destroy data and files stored by You on its servers. GoDaddy has no obligation to monitor Your use of the Service, but reserves the right in its sole discretion to do so.
You acknowledge and agree that upon expiration or termination of your Services, you must discontinue use of the Services and relinquish use of the IP addresses and server names assigned to you in connection with Services, including pointing the domain name system (“DNS”) for your domain name(s) away from our servers.
11. THIRD-PARTY IMAGES AND SOFTWARE
Definitions and Scope. As part of Website Builder, you may be allowed to use certain (i) photographs, illustrations, or other images (“Images”) and/or (ii) software, widgets, or other applications (“Software”) developed, owned, or licensed by third-party providers as GoDaddy may contract with from time to time. You acknowledge and agree that your use of the Images/Software is subject to our agreement(s) with the third-party providers. If the Images/Software are accompanied by or require consent to a license agreement from the third-party provider, your use of the Images/Software is subject to the terms and conditions of such license agreement, which are in addition to (not in lieu of) the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
Terms and Conditions Applicable to all Images/Software. You acknowledge and agree that (i) the Images/Software are neither sold nor distributed to you and you may use the Images/Software solely as part of Services; (ii) you may not remove, modify, or obscure any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices that are contained in or on the Images/Software; and (iii) you may not sell, modify, re-use reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, reverse compile, create derivative works of or attempt to derive the source code from the Images/Software.
GoDaddy may provide your personal information to third-party providers as required to provide the third-party Images/Software, including, but not limited to, the domain name associated with the Website Builder page. GoDaddy reserves the right to modify, change, or discontinue provision of the Images/Software at any time, and you agree to cooperate in performing any steps necessary in connection therewith.
GoDaddy makes no representations or warranties about any third-party Images/Software offered in connection with Services, and expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility regarding the same.
You acknowledge and agree that you will protect, defend, indemnify and hold harmless GoDaddy from and against any and all claims imposed upon or incurred by GoDaddy directly or indirectly arising from your use or misuse of the third-party Images/Software. You acknowledge and agree that the providers of the third-party Images/Software are third-party beneficiaries to this Agreement for purposes of enforcing their rights under this Agreement.
Additional Terms and Conditions Applicable to Mapbox. You acknowledge and agree that your use of 1) Mapbox is subject to the terms of service located here; or 2) Google Maps is subject to the terms of service located here, and that whichever such terms are applicable are hereby incorporated by reference.
You acknowledge and agree that the third-party providers (and their affiliates and suppliers) make no representations or warranties about any Images/Software offered in connection with the Services, and expressly disclaim any liability or damages (whether direct, indirect, or consequential) arising from the use of the Images/Software. You acknowledge and agree that the Images/Software will be supported by us and not by the third-party providers (or their affiliates or suppliers).
12. TITLES AND HEADINGS; INDEPENDENT COVENANTS; SEVERABILITY
The titles and headings of this Agreement are for convenience and ease of reference only and shall not be utilized in any way to construe or interpret the agreement of the parties as otherwise set forth herein. Each covenant and agreement in this Agreement shall be construed for all purposes to be a separate and independent covenant or agreement. If a court of competent jurisdiction holds any provision (or portion of a provision) of this Agreement to be illegal, invalid, or otherwise unenforceable, the remaining provisions (or portions of provisions) of this Agreement shall not be affected thereby and shall be found to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.
13. DEFINITIONS; CONFLICTS
Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Universal Terms of Service Agreement. In the event there is a conflict between the provisions of this Agreement and the provisions of the Universal Terms of Service Agreement, the provisions of this Agreement shall control.