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Terms of Use

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Welcome to the Groupon Site (defined below). By using it, you are agreeing to these Terms of Use (defined below). Please read them carefully. If you have any questions, contact us here.

These Terms of Use were last updated on June 8, 2016.

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS OF USE

E-CityLife L.L.C (“E-CityLife” "we" or “us” or “our”) owns and operates the website, www.e-citylife.com, the mobile and touch versions and any sites we have now or in the future that reference these Terms of Use (collectively, "Site"). By using the Site and E-CtiyLife’s services through the Site, you agree to these Terms of Use (defined below) and any additional terms applicable to certain programs in which you may elect to participate. You also agree to our Privacy Statement, located at http://www.e-citylife.com/article/state.html?id=52, and acknowledge that you will regularly visit the Terms of Use (defined below) to familiarize yourself with any updates. The Privacy Statement, together with these terms of use, and any other terms contained herein or incorporated herein by reference, are collectively referred to as the "Terms of Use." The term "using" also includes any person or entity that accesses or uses the Site with crawlers, robots, data mining or extraction tools or any other functionality.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE, IMMEDIATELY STOP USING THE SITE AND DO NOT USE ANY E-CITYLIFE SERVIICE, PARTICIPATE IN ANY PROGRAM OR PURCHASE ANY VOUCHER, PRODUCT OR OTHER GOOD OR SERVICE OFFERED THROUGH THE SITE.

These Terms of Use are organized as follows:

1.      About the Site

2.      Ownership of the Site

3.      Use of the Site

4.      Access to the Site

5.      Modification

6.      Your Account

7.      Your Conduct

8.      Your Privacy

9.      Terms of Sale

10.  Special Programs

a.      E-CityLife Reserve

b.      E-CityLife Bucks

c.      Refer-A-Friend

d.      Coupons

e.      E-CityLife Games

f.       E-CityLife Points

g.      Card Linked Deals

11.  Copyright and Trademarks

12.  User Content

1. About the Site

The Site is a platform through which certain merchants (“Merchants”) sell vouchers for goods, services or experiences (“Vouchers”), sell travel goods and services (“Getaways”), sell gift cards (“Merchant Gift Cards”), sell goods and services directly to you (“Merchant Products”), make available coupons, promotional codes, giveaways, samples, and offers for software downloads (“Coupons”), and sell dining experiences for specific dates and times ("Reservations") (collectively, “Merchant Offerings”). Merchants are the sellers and issuers of the Merchant Offerings and are solely responsible to you for the care, quality, and delivery of the goods and services provided.

In addition, the Site also provides a platform through which you can purchase products from E-CityLife (“Products”) and participate in other available programs.

Certain Merchant Offerings, Products, other available programs and pricing on the Site may change at any time in E-CityLife’s sole discretion, without notice.

2. Ownership of the Site

The Site, any content on the Site and the infrastructure used to provide the Site are proprietary to us, our affiliates, Merchants and other content providers. By using the Site and accepting these Terms of Use: (a) E-CityLife grants you a limited, personal, nontransferable, nonexclusive, revocable license to use the Site pursuant to these Terms of Use and to any additional terms and policies set forth by E-CityLife; and (b) you agree not to reproduce, distribute, create derivative works from, publicly display, publicly perform, license, sell or re-sell any content, software, products or services obtained from or through the Site without the express permission of E-CityLife.

3. Use of the Site

As a condition of your use of the Site, you agree that:

·        You have reached the age of majority in the state or province in which you reside;

·        You are able to create a binding legal obligation;

·        You are not barred from receiving products or services under applicable law;

·        You will not attempt to use the Site with crawlers, robots, data mining or extraction tools or any other functionality;

·        Your use of the Site will at all times comply with these Terms of Use;

·        You will only make legitimate purchases that comply with the letter and spirit of the terms of the respective offers;

·        You will only make purchases on the Site for your own use and enjoyment or, as a gift for another person;

·        You have the right to provide any and all information you submit to the Site, and all such information is accurate, true, current and complete;

·        You will update and correct information you have submitted to the Site and ensure that it is accurate at all times (out-of-date information will invalidate your account); and,

·        You will only purchase a Merchant Offering, Product or participate in other available programs through the Site by creating an account on the Site, and any purchase will be subject to the applicable Terms of Sale set forth in these Terms of Use.

4. Access to the Site

E-CityLife retains the right, at our sole discretion, to deny service or use of the Site or an account to anyone at any time and for any reason. While we use reasonable efforts to keep the Site and your account accessible, the Site and/or your account may be unavailable from time to time. You understand and agree that there may be interruptions in service or events, Site access or access to your account due to circumstances both within our control (e.g., routine maintenance) and outside of our control.

5. Modification

We reserve the right at all times to discontinue or modify any part of these Terms of Use in our sole discretion. If we make changes that affect your use of the Site or our services we will post notice of the change on the Terms of Use page. Any changes to these Terms of Use will be effective upon our posting of the notice; provided that these changes will not apply to Merchant Offerings or Products purchased prior to the effective date of such changes. If you do not agree to the changes, you may close your account and you should not use the Site or any services offered through the Site after the effective date of the changes. We suggest that you revisit our Terms of Use regularly to ensure that you stay informed of any changes. You agree that posting notice of any changes on the Terms of Use page is adequate notice to advise you of these changes, and that your continued use of the Site or our services will constitute acceptance of these changes and the Terms of Use as modified.

6. Your Account

You may only create and hold one account on the Site for your personal use and must register using a valid credit card. You are responsible for updating and correcting information you have submitted to create or maintain your account. As part of your account settings, you have the option to: (a) save, edit or delete your personal information, including, without limitation, a valid credit card; and (b) opt-out of persistent login. You understand and agree that E-CityLife shall have no responsibility for any incident arising out of, or related to, your account settings. You must safeguard your password and supervise the use of your account. You are solely responsible for maintaining the security of your account and maintaining settings that reflect your preferences. We will assume that anyone using the Site or transacting through your account is you. You agree that you are solely responsible for any activity that occurs under your account.

The Site may permit you to make purchases without an account or without logging in to your account. If you make a purchase in this manner, we will create an account for you based on the information provided to us in connection with the transaction (e.g., your name, address, e-mail address, and other transaction information).

Your account is non-transferrable. You cannot sell, combine, or otherwise share it with any other person. Any violation of these Terms of Use, including, without limitation, failure to maintain updated and correct information about your account (e.g., valid credit card information) will cause your account to fall out of good standing and we may cancel your account in our sole discretion. If your account is cancelled, you may forfeit any pending, current or future account credits (e.g., E-CityLife Bucks), and any other forms of unredeemed value in your account. Upon termination, the provisions of these Terms of Use that are by their nature intended to survive termination (e.g., any disclaimers, all limitations of liability and all indemnities) shall survive. We also reserve the right to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of our services or the Site, including, without limitation, requirements for use.

7. Your Conduct

All interactions on the Site must comply with these Terms of Use. To the extent your conduct, in our sole discretion, restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying any part of the Site, we may limit or terminate your privileges on the Site and seek other remedies, including, without limitation, cancellation of your account or forfeiture of any forms of unredeemed value in your account.

The following activities are prohibited on the Site and constitute violations of these Terms of Use:

·        Submitting any content to the Site that:

o   Violates applicable laws (including, without limitation, but not limited to intellectual property laws, laws relating to rights of privacy and rights of publicity and laws related to defamation);

o   Contains personal information, except when we expressly ask you to provide such information;

o   Contains viruses or malware;

o   Offers unauthorized downloads of any copyrighted, confidential or private information;

o   Has the effect of impersonating others;

o   Contains messages by non-spokesperson employees of E-CityLife purporting to speak on behalf of E-CityLife or provides confidential information concerning E-CityLife;

o   Contains chain letters of any kind;

o   Is purposely inaccurate, commits fraud or falsifies information in connection with your E-CityLife account or to create multiple E-CityLife accounts; or

o   Is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark or other proprietary right.

·        Attempting to do or actually doing any of the following:

o   Accessing data not intended for you, such as logging into a server or an account which you are not authorized to access;

o   Scanning or monitoring the Site for data gathering purposes in an effort to track sales, usage, aggregate offering information, pricing information or similar data;

o   Scanning or testing the security or configuration of the Site or breaching security or authentication measures; or

o   Interfering with service to any user in any manner, including, without limitation, by means of submitting a virus to the Site or attempting to overload, “flood,” “spam,” “mail bomb” or “crash” the Site.

·        Using any of the following:

o   Frames, framing techniques or framing technology to enclose any content included on the Site without our express written permission;

o   Any Site content, including without limitation User Content (defined below), in any meta tags or any other “hidden text” techniques or technologies without our express written permission;

o   The Site or any of its contents to advertise or solicit, for any commercial, political or religious purpose or to compete, directly or indirectly, with E-CityLife; or

o   The Site or any of its resources to solicit consumers, Merchants or other third-parties to become users or partners of other online or offline services directly or indirectly competitive or potentially competitive with E-CityLife, including, without limitation, aggregating current or previously offered deals.

·        Collecting any of the following:

o   Content from the Site, including, without limitation, in connection with current or previously offered deals, and featuring such content to consumers in any manner that diverts traffic from the Site without our express written permission; or

o   Personal Information (defined in our Privacy Statement), User Content (defined in Section 12 below) or content of any consumers or Merchants.

·        Engaging in any of the following:

o   Tampering or interfering with the proper functioning of any part, page or area of the Site or any functions or services provided by E-CityLife;

o   Taking any action that places excessive demand on our services or imposes, or may impose, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our servers or other portion of our infrastructure (as determined in our sole discretion);

o   Reselling or repurposing your access to the Site or any purchases made through the Site;

o   Exceeding or attempting to exceed quantity limits when purchasing Merchant Offerings or Products, or otherwise using any E-CityLife account to purchase Merchant Offerings or Products for resale or for speculative, false, fraudulent or any other purpose not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use and the terms of a specific offer on the Site;

o   Accessing, monitoring or copying any content from the Site using any “robot,” “spider,” “scraper” or other automated means or any manual process for any purpose without our express written permission;

o   Violating the restrictions in any robot exclusion headers on the Site or bypassing or circumventing other measures employed to prevent or limit access to the Site;

o   Aggregating any current or previously-offered deals or content or other information from the Site (whether using links or other technical means or physical records associated with purchases made through the Site) with material from other sites or on a secondary site without our express written permission;

o   Deep-linking to any portion of the Site (including, without limitation, the purchase path for any Voucher) without our express written permission;

o   Hyperlinking to the Site from any other website without our initial and ongoing consent; or

o   Acting illegally or maliciously against the business interests or reputation of E-CityLife, our Merchants or our services.

8. Your Privacy

We take the privacy of your personal data seriously. We encourage you to carefully review our Privacy Statement for important disclosures about ways that we may collect, use, and share personal data and your choices. Our Privacy Statement is incorporated in these Terms of Use, and available here.

9. Terms of Sale

By purchasing or obtaining any Merchant Offering or Product via the Site, you agree to these Terms of Use, including, without limitation, the Terms of Sale, available here.

10. Special Programs

By participating in special programs offered by E-CityLife, such as E-CityLife Reserve, E-CityLife Bucks Refer-A-Friend, Coupons, E-CityLife Games, E-CityLife Points, or Card Linked Deals you agree to these Terms of Use and the additional terms of each program available here.

11. Copyright and Trademarks

The Site contains copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information, including, without limitation, text, software, photos, video, graphics, music and sound, and the entire contents of the Site are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws of the United States. E-CityLife owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content, as well as in the content original to it. You may not modify, distribute, publish, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part. Except as otherwise expressly stated under copyright law, no downloading, copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of the content without the express permission of E-CityLife or the copyright owner is permitted. If downloading, copying, redistribution, retransmission or publication of copyrighted material is permitted, you will make independent attribution and/or make no changes in or deletion of any author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material. Any violation of these restrictions may result in a copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right infringement that may subject you to civil and/or criminal penalties.

E-CityLife owns trademarks, registered and unregistered, in many countries and "GROUPON," the E-CityLife logos and variations thereof found on the Site are trademarks owned by E-CityLife, Inc. or its related entities and all use of these marks inures to the benefit of E-CityLife. “GROUPON” is a trademark registered in the following countries: Algeria, Antigua, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, the European Union, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, O.A.P.I., Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Vietnam. A non-exhaustive list of E-CityLife’s trademarks can be found here.

Other marks on the site not owned by E-CityLife may be under license from the trademark owner thereof, in which case such license is for the exclusive benefit and use of E-CityLife unless otherwise stated, or may be the property of their respective owners. You may not use E-CityLife's name, logos, trademarks or brands, or trademarks or brands of others on the Site without E-CityLife's express permission.

12. User Content

The Site may provide registered users and visitors various opportunities to submit or post reviews, opinions, advice, ratings, discussions, comments, messages, survey responses and other communications, as well as files, images, photographs, video, sound recordings, musical works, and any other content or material submitted or posted to the Site (collectively, "User Content") through forums, bulletin boards, discussion groups, chat rooms, surveys, blogs or other communication facilities that may be offered on, through, or in connection with the Site from time to time. You may be required to have a E-CityLife account to submit User Content.

If you contribute any User Content, you will not upload, post or otherwise make available on the Site any material protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark or other proprietary right. E-CityLife does not have any express burden or responsibility to provide you with indications, markings or anything else that may aid you in determining whether the material in question is copyrighted or trademarked. You will be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, trademarks, proprietary rights or any other harm resulting from such a submission. In addition, if you contribute any User Content, you represent and warrant that: (a) you are the creator of the User Content; or (b) if you are acting on behalf of the creator, that you have (i) express, advance authority from the creator to submit or post the User Content, and that they have waived any moral rights in such User Content, and (ii) all rights necessary to grant the licenses and grants in these Terms of Use. You further represent and warrant (or, if you are acting on behalf of the creator of the User Content, you have ensured that the creator represents and warrants) that the use and sharing of the User Content for the purposes you have selected will not violate or infringe any copyrights, trademarks or any other intellectual property rights or rights of third parties, including, without limitation, the rights of publicity or privacy. You represent and warrant that you will not upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available User Content that is unlawful, harmful, tortious, threatening, abusive, harassing, hateful, racist, infringing, pornographic, obscene, violent, misleading, defamatory or libelous, invasive of the privacy of another person or violative of any third-party rights; and that you will not upload, post, transmit, or otherwise make available User Content that contains any material that harbors viruses or any other computer codes, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any software or computer equipment.

E-CityLife shall have the sole and absolute right, but not the obligation, to review, edit, post, refuse to post, remove, monitor the User Content and disclose the User Content and the circumstances surrounding its transmission to any third-party, at any time, for any reason, including, without limitation, to determine compliance with these Terms of Use and any operating rules established by E-CityLife, as well as to satisfy any applicable law, regulation or authorized government request. Without limiting the foregoing, E-CityLife shall have the right to remove any material from the Communities or any other E-CityLife controlled sites, in its sole discretion. E-CityLife assumes no liability for any User Content or other information that appears or is removed from the Site or elsewhere. E-CityLife has no obligation to use User Content and may not use it at all.

In some instances and from time to time, it may be possible to modify or remove the User Content submitted or posted through your account. E-CityLife makes no representations or warranties that the User Content you modify or remove will be modified or removed from the Site or elsewhere, or that the User Content will cease to appear on the Internet, in search engines, social media websites, or in any other form, media or technology.

The provisions of these Terms of Use apply equally to and are for the benefit of E-CityLife, its subsidiaries, affiliates, Merchants and its third-party content providers and licensors, and each shall have the right to assert and enforce such provisions directly.