Terms of Use

Last Modified on July 28, 2019

IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THE TERMS of USE CAREFULLY BEFORE CONTINUING TO USE THIS MOBILE APPLICATION OR ASSOCIATED SERVICES. 

PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY.

This Terms of Use (the “Agreement”) is a legal agreement between you as an individual and Going Gold Workshop (“GG Workshop”). It governs the terms and conditions relating to our operation and your use of the mobile application known as “SoCAL AR” (the “App”), which includes: (i) the SoCAL AR mobile application and associated software components; (ii) graphic and audio elements; (iii) media; (iv) the GG Workshop website located at www.gg-workshop.com (the “Site”); (v)the websites of third party businesses in the Business Directory (“Business Directory”) of SoCAL AR; (vi) your use of the Specials Offers (“Special Offers”) features of SoCAL AR; (vii) other associated mobile applications; (viii) online or electronic documentation; and (ix) other elements that may be added from time to time.

By using the App, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. If you do not agree to the terms of this Agreement, you are not authorized to download or use the App.

GG Workshop reserves the right to update this Agreement at any time, by posting the most current version of the Agreement on the Site, with a new Effective Date shown. All changes in the Agreement are effective as of the Effective Date. Your continued use of the App after we post any changes to the Agreement signifies your agreement to those changes. If you do not agree to the then-current Agreement, you must immediately stop using the App.

Your use of the App is solely controlled by this Agreement, which cannot be changed except by a written agreement signed by both you and an authorized representative of GG Workshop. The App is licensed, not sold.


During usage of the App, please be aware of your surroundings and engage with the App safely.


ANY VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT MAY RESULT IN THE TERMINATION OF YOUR ACCOUNT OR ANY PRIVILEGES ASSOCIATED WITH THE APP, AS DETAILED BELOW.

Description of App: Grant of License

Welcome to SoCAL AR!

The SoCAL AR App is an augmented business card for small businesses that uses Push Notifications and Special Offers feature to inform you of special events, promotions, deals, and news about local businesses. SoCAL AR uses augmented reality technology to project customized images that you can interact with when using to view the name, logo, trademark and/or other authorized images of the businesses who are listed in the Business Directory and/or Special Offers Menu.

The app is licensed to you by GG Workshop for personal use on your mobile smartphone device or other authorized devices. All other uses are prohibited.

By downloading the app, you authorize GG Workshop to contact you by recorded message, by e-mail, telephone and/or mobile telephone number (including use of automated dialing equipment), text (SMS) message, push notifications, or any other means of communication that your device may be capable of receiving, in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Data Charges. You agree that you are responsible for all/any data charges you incur through use of the app.

User Conduct and Content

Conduct Policy. You are responsible for your conduct as a user of the app. 

You agree that you will not engage in conduct or communication in connection with the app which:

is threatening, bullying, defamatory, abusive, obscene, lewd, sexually provocative or suggestive, pornographic, or which in any manner could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable law; is or could be taken as slurs, hate speech, or attacks on individuals or groups on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual preferences, or gender identity; constitutes spam (sending the same message multiple times or to multiple people, or sharing or sending the same content multiple times, will be treated as spam); is a solicitation or advertisement for any lewd or inappropriate personal conduct, commercial product, or activity; encourages or constitutes behavior that does not support a safe and comfortable environment for all users, which conduct may include but not be limited to bullying, vigilantism, engaging in any conduct or activity that is threatening, harmful, harassing, abusive, vulgar, hateful, defamatory, lewd, sexually provocative, suggestive, or explicit, inflammatory, profane, racially or ethnically objectionable or discriminatory, or in any manner encourages inappropriate, disrespectful, abusive, or unlawful conduct or otherwise makes the app an uncomfortable experience for anyone; restricts, inhibits, or discourages any other user from using the App; hacks, modifies or otherwise makes use of automation software (bots) or any other unauthorized third-party software designed to modify the app experience; violates any local, state, federal, or international laws or gives rise to civil liability; violates or infringes any rights of third parties (including but not limited to copyright, trademark, rights of privacy or publicity, defamation or any other proprietary right); imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the app or otherwise interferes with the app; is a “chain letter,” or constitutes “junk mail”; specifies or claims that you are affiliated with GG Workshop when you are not, including without limitation an “Administrator,” “Moderator,” or any other employee or agent of GG Workshop; requests account login information from other users;
“spoofs” (use of any means to disguise your online identity or alter original attribute information, including, but not limited to duplicate accounts); uses programs to “crack” the App or other Internet security tools; contains, or uploads files that contain, viruses, Trojan horses, worms, corrupted files or data, or any other similar software or programs that may damage or inhibit the operation of the app; or anything else that GG Workshop, in its sole determination, deems harmful to the app or to GG Workshop’s integrity or business. 

User Generated Content. Any information, material, and content which you and other users post, contribute, share, or otherwise submit is generally known as “user generated content,” or “UGC” for short. Your UGC includes any posts, uploaded or shared audio, video, or images, or comments posted on any chats, forums, comments sections, or other public and non-public venues.

By posting UGC, you represent (i) that you are the owner of the UGC or have all of the necessary rights to share the content, and (ii) give GG Workshop permission to use, re-use, copy, adapt, abridge, amend, distribute, modify, translate, publish, perform, display, develop, reproduce, communicate to the public and to make your UGC otherwise available in any form and/or by any media (whether now known or hereafter devised), including through any on-demand or broadcast service, whether on a commercial or non-commercial basis anywhere in the world. This will include, for example, permission to make your UGC available through the App to other users or to use it in our advertising. You are granting to every other user of the App unlimited, non-terminable, and free permission to use all or any part of your UGC for non-commercial purposes.

YOU AGREE THAT GG WORKSHOP HAS THE RIGHT TO DISABLE ANY UGC, CONTENT, OR LINK THAT YOU HAVE POSTED, WITHOUT ANY NOTICE TO YOU.


Discoverability of UGC. GG Workshop does not guarantee the privacy of any UGC. If you post any UGC to another user’s UGC, or interact with the App in any way, it may potentially be visible to anyone.


Safe Usage of the App; Liability; Disputes. You agree that your use of the App is at your own risk, and that it is your responsibility to obtain and maintain any insurance policies (including health, liability, personal injury, medical, life, and others), that are reasonably necessary for any injuries sustained while using the App. You agree not to violate (or encourage any third party to violate) any laws or regulations, including trespass-related laws, while using the App. 

Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that you will not (i) assault or threaten any third party, (ii) enter any third party’s private property without permission, (iii) or engage in any other activity which may reasonably result in injury, death, damage to property, or any other kind of legal liability. If there is a dispute between you and any other user of the App or other third party regarding your use of the App, you hereby release GG Workshop, their officers, directors, agents, partners, parents and subsidiaries, and employees from all claims, demands, and damages (whether actual or consequential) of all kinds, which arise out of or are connected in any way with such disputes.

App Content

Access to Content. App content, including yours and other users’ UGC, GG Workshop content, and all other text, videos, images, audio, push notifications and other content contained within the App (the “Content”), is provided to you AS-IS. You may access this Content for your information and personal use solely as intended through the provided functionality of the App and as permitted under this Agreement. 

You may not copy, download, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any Content for any other purposes without the prior written consent of GG Workshop or the respective licensors of the Content, except as permitted under this Agreement. GG Workshop and its licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the App and the Content.

Exposure to Content. You understand that when using the App, you may be exposed to Content from a variety of sources, and that GG Workshop is not responsible for such Content, nor for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such Content. 

You understand that GG Workshop is not responsible for the conduct of any user of the App.

Advertising. The App is supported by advertising revenue and may display advertisements and promotions and push notifications within the App. You understand that when using the App, you will be exposed to those advertisements and promotional materials, either on their own or in conjunction with your UGC and other users’ UGC. The way these materials are presented to you, including time, placement, appearance, and frequency, may change without any notice to you. These advertisements and promotions, along with other sponsored content and commercial communications, may not be identified as such.

Service Availability, Updates to the Services or Software

The service(s), GG Workshop is not liable should third-party services, materials or products offered through SoCAL AR become unavailable from time to time, suffer from occasional disruptions and outages.

GG Workshop may/will at times make updates to SoCAL AR, SoCAL AR services, SoCAL AR features, software. Such updates are subject to this Agreement and Terms. Additionally, there may be times that GG Workshop will need to remove or change features or functionality for SoCAL AR or stop providing a service all together.


Other Rights and Limitations

Maintenance of Copyright and Trademark Notices. You agree not to remove or alter any copyright or trademark notices that appear anywhere within the App.


Distribution. The license granted under this Agreement is non-transferable. The App and your account are licensed for your use only and only on a mobile smartphone device or other authorized device. You may not distribute the App to any third party.


Prohibition on Reverse Engineering. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the App, or take any steps to recreate or recover the source code of the App.

Support Services. GG Workshop may, in its sole discretion, provide you with support services related to the App (“Support Services”). GG Workshop is not required to provide Support Services, unless otherwise required by applicable law. No failure to provide Support Services will be a default of GG Workshop under this Agreement.

GG Workshop support may be reached via email at: support@gg-workshop.com 

Compliance with Applicable Laws. You agree to fully comply with all applicable laws regarding your use of the App.

Terms, Termination, Modification of Terms of Use

The term of this Agreement begins when you download the App, and continues for as long as you have any copies of the App in your possession or control. Without prejudice to any other of its rights, GG Workshop may unilaterally terminate or modify this Agreement at any time and for any reason or for no reason, with no notice to you. 

For example, GG Workshop may elect to terminate this Agreement if GG Workshop, in its sole determination, discontinues the App, stops supporting or maintaining the App, ceases to provide updates, no longer offers the App for license, or believes you have failed to comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. 

In the event of termination, (i) no refunds will be made; and (ii) you must promptly destroy, uninstall, or delete all copies of the App in your possession. If modification of the Agreement by GG Workshop materially affects your rights in connection with the App, as determined by GG Workshop in its sole determination, GG Workshop may, but is under no obligation to, notify you by sending an email message to your last email address known to GG Workshop or through the App. GG Workshop has no liability if you do not receive GG Workshop’s notification.

Termination of this Agreement can only occur after the deletion of all copies of the App in your possession, if any, by notifying us at info@gg-workshop.com 

Links

The App, or third parties (including other App users), may provide links within the App to other websites, apps, content, or resources (the “Linked Services”), which are not maintained by, or related to GG Workshop or the App.


Links to the Linked Services are provided as a service to our users and are not sponsored by, endorsed, or otherwise affiliated with GG Workshop. GG Workshop has no control over these Linked Services and any content on them, and makes no representations or warranties about the content, completeness, quality, or accuracy of any such Linked Service.

Because of this, you acknowledge and agree that GG Workshop is not responsible for the availability of such links, resources, and content, and that GG Workshop does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials made available on or from these Linked Services. You also acknowledge and agree that GG Workshop is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused by the use of any content, goods, or services offered through these Linked Services or any failures or disruption to your device that results from your use of any such Linked Services, or for any intellectual property or other third party claims relating to your posting or using such Linked Services. 

Your conduct and business dealings between you and any third parties found through the App are solely between you and that third party.

GG Workshop Copyright and Trademark

As between you and GG Workshop, all rights in and to the App and any copies of the App, are owned by GG Workshop. As between you and GG Workshop, all title and intellectual property rights in and to the Content which may be accessed through use of the App is the property of GG Workshop or its respective rights holders, and may be protected by applicable copyright or other intellectual property laws and treaties. This Agreement grants you no rights to use such content except in and in connection with the App, as set forth in this Agreement. All rights not expressly granted are reserved by GG Workshop.


The GG Workshop and SoCAL AR name and logo are the exclusive copyright and trademarks of GG Workshop, and may not be copied or used, in whole or in part, without GG Workshop’s prior written permission.

No Warranties

GG Workshop expressly disclaims any warranty in, to, or for the App. The App is provided “AS IS,” without any express or implied warranty of any kind.


GG WORKSHOP EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR CONTINUOUS OPERATION.

You assume the entire risk associated with your operation of the App. GG Workshop does not warrant or assume responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any information, text, graphics, links, or other items contained within the App. GG Workshop makes no warranties respecting any harm that may be caused by the transmission of a computer virus, worm, time bomb, logic bomb, or other such computer program. GG Workshop further expressly disclaims any warranty or representation to any third party who may operate or otherwise utilize the App. GG Workshop cannot guarantee the integrity of the App or that it will be free from attacks by third parties that may result in incomplete or erroneous results from operation, or damage to hardware devices in which the App is loaded and operating.

Limitation of Liability

In no event will GG Workshop be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, direct, special, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages, lost profits, business interruption, or lost information) rising out of your use of, or inability to use, the App, or the use or inability to use the App by any party that may have access to the App by or through you, even if GG Workshop has been advised of the possibility of such damages, and without regard to whether such damages, or claims of damages arise based in contract, tort or otherwise.


GG Workshop has no liability with respect to user conduct, UGC, the Content of the App, or any part of the App, including but not limited to, errors or omissions, libel, infringements of rights of publicity, privacy, trademark rights, business interruption, personal injury, loss of privacy, moral rights or the disclosure of confidential information. The limitation of liability set forth here may not be enforceable in certain jurisdictions, or under certain circumstances, as a matter of local law, and is not intended to replace or supersede local law.


GG Workshop has no liability with respect to any third-party content, including but not limited to advertisements, videos, images, or other content displayed as part of the App.


GG Workshop is not a backup service, and you agree and acknowledge that GG Workshop has NO LIABILITY to keep backups or archive copies of your Content or any Content, and you agree not to rely on GG Workshop to do so. GG Workshop is NOT LIABLE for any loss of Content whatsoever.


TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF GG WORKSHOP FOR ANY CLAIM UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING FOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IS LIMITED TO ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS (US $100.00).

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold GG Workshop, its subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, content providers, service providers, employees, agents, officers, directors, and contractors (the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from any breach of these Agreement by you, including any use of UGC or Content other than as expressly authorized in these Agreement. You agree that the Indemnified Parties will have no liability in connection with any such breach or unauthorized use, and you agree to indemnify any and all resulting loss, damages, judgments, awards, costs, expenses, and attorneys’ fees of the Indemnified Parties in connection with that breach or unauthorized use. You will also indemnify and hold the Indemnified Parties harmless from and against any claims brought by third parties arising out of your use of the App.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. In an effort to preserve your privacy, GG Workshop agrees that it will treat any personally identifying information that you submit through the App in accordance with the terms outlined in its Privacy Policy

Disclosures Required by Law

At all times, GG Workshop reserves the right to disclose any information, including personally identifiable information about you, as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. GG Workshop reserves the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing GG Workshop to disclose the identity of anyone publishing or otherwise making available any materials that are believed to violate this Agreement.


BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT YOU WAIVE ALL RIGHTS AND AGREE TO HOLD GG WORKSHOP HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY GG WORKSHOP DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS OR FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER GG WORKSHOP OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.

Dispute Resolution and Governing Law

Except to the extent that the applicable laws and regulations of your jurisdiction mandate otherwise, this Agreement is governed by and will be construed under the laws of California. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Los Angeles, California to resolve all disputes arising from or related to this Agreement.

Binding Arbitration

Agreement to Arbitrate Disputes. You and GG Workshop agree that all disputes arising from or related to this Agreement (each a “Claim”), will be finally and exclusively resolved by binding arbitration, which may be initiated by either party by sending a written notice requesting arbitration to the other party. Any election to arbitrate by one party will be final and binding on the other.


Arbitration Procedures. You may seek any non-injunctive remedies available to you under federal, state, or local laws in an arbitration action. As part of the arbitration, both you and GG Workshop will have the opportunity for discovery of non-privileged information that is relevant to the Claim. The arbitrator will provide a written statement of their decision regarding the Claim, the award given, and the arbitrator’s findings and conclusions on which the decision is based. The determination of whether a Claim is subject to arbitration will be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act and determined by a court, rather than an arbitrator. 

Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, (i) you and GG Workshop may litigate in court to compel arbitration, stay proceedings pending arbitration, or confirm, modify, vacate or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator; and (ii) the arbitrator’s decision will be final, binding on all parties and enforceable in any court that has jurisdiction, provided that any award may be challenged if the arbitrator fails to follow applicable law. 

BY AGREEING TO THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU AND GG WORKSHOP WAIVE THE RIGHT TO SUE IN COURT AND HAVE A JURY TRIAL.

Location. The arbitration will be conducted in Los Angeles, California, unless the parties agree to video, phone, or internet connection appearances.


Limitations. You and GG Workshop agree that any arbitration will be limited to the Claim between GG Workshop and you individually. YOU AND GG WORKSHOP AGREE THAT (i) THERE IS NO RIGHT OR AUTHORITY FOR ANY DISPUTE TO BE ARBITRATED ON A CLASS-ACTION BASIS OR TO UTILIZE CLASS ACTION PROCEDURES; (ii) THERE IS NO RIGHT OR AUTHORITY FOR ANY DISPUTE TO BE BROUGHT IN A PURPORTED REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY OR AS A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL; AND (iii) NO ARBITRATION WILL BE JOINED WITH ANY OTHER ARBITRATION.


Exceptions to Arbitration. You and GG Workshop agree that the following Claims are not subject to the above provisions concerning binding arbitration: (i) any Claim seeking to enforce or protect, or concerning the validity of, any of you or GG Workshop’s intellectual property rights; (ii) any Claim related to, or arising from, allegations of theft, piracy, invasion of privacy or unauthorized use; and (iii) any claim for equitable relief. In addition to the foregoing, either party may assert an individual action in small claims court for Claims that are within the scope of such court’s jurisdiction in lieu of arbitration with the other party’s consent.

Arbitration Fees. The party seeking the Claim is responsible for the initial fees. All other fees and costs of the arbitration will be apportioned accordingly

Severability

You and GG Workshop agree that if any portion this Section is found illegal or unenforceable that portion will be severed and the remainder of the Section will be given full force and effect. Such Claim will be exclusively decided by a court of competent jurisdiction within the City of Los Angeles, California, and you and GG Workshop agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of that court.

California Residents: General Release

If you are a California resident, you agree to waive California Civil Code Section 1542, and any similar provision in any other jurisdiction (if you are a resident of such other jurisdiction), which states: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”

Miscellaneous Terms

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and GG Workshop and governs the terms and conditions of your use of the App, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and GG Workshop with respect to the App. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may also be subject to additional terms and conditions, posted policies (including but not limited to the Privacy Policy), guidelines, or rules that may apply when you use certain elements of the App, affiliate or advertiser services, third-party content, or third-party software.

No Waiver. The failure of GG Workshop to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement will not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. Any waiver of this Agreement by GG Workshop must be in writing and signed by an authorized representative of GG Workshop.


Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision and the other provisions of this Agreement remain in full force and effect.


Section Titles. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.


No Partnership. Nothing contained in the Agreement will be construed to constitute either party as a partner, joint venturer, employee or agent of the other party, nor may either party hold itself out as such. Neither party has any right or authority to incur, assume or create, in writing or otherwise, any warranty, liability or other obligation of any kind, express or implied, in the name of or on behalf of the other party, it being intended by both parties that each will remain independent contractors responsible for its own actions.