The following terms and conditions (the “Agreement”) govern all use of the app.busbank.com (together, the “Site”) and the products and services available on or at the Site and via any applications made available by Global Charter Services, Inc. (taken together with the Site, the “Service”). The Service is owned and operated by Global Charter Services, Inc. (d/b/a “BusBank,” hereinafter "BusBank," “we,” “our,” or “us”). Part of the Service allows individuals (referred to as “Customers” as defined below) to search for and contact Transportation Providers (as defined below) via BusBank’s database. Transportation Providers may also register, verify, or modify their information contained in the Service, and accept or “farm out” bookings submitted by Customers, as described in greater detail below. The Service is offered subject to your (whether you are a Customer or a Transportation Provider, the “User” or “you”) acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published from time to time on the Site by BusBank. BY USING OR ACCESSING ANY PART OF THE SERVICE, YOU AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED HEREIN; IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE SERVICE.
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, BusBank will provide User with the Services – for use by User only in accordance with all instructions provided by BusBank (including, without limitation, as may be posted by BusBank on the Site). BusBank may change, suspend or discontinue the Services at any time, including the availability of any feature, database, or content. BusBank may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict User’s access to parts or all of the Services without notice or liability. BusBank reserves the right, at its discretion, to modify this Agreement at any time by posting a notice on the Service. User shall be responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any such modifications. Use of the Service by User following such notification constitutes User’s acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement as modified.
In addition to allowing individuals to search for Transportation Provider contact information and submit requests to book the services of such Transportation Providers, the Service allows such Transportation Providers to register for the Services and verify or modify their information and accept or “farm out” bookings submitted by Customers. In order to do this, such Transportation Providers must register for an Account (see Section 5 of this Agreement).
User certifies to BusBank that if User is an individual (i.e., not a corporation) User is at least 16 years of age (provided that, if User is located in a state in which 16 is under the age of majority, then User represents he/she has the legal consent of a legal guardian to enter this Agreement). User also certifies that it is legally permitted to use the Service, and takes full responsibility for the selection and use of the the Service. This Agreement is void where prohibited by law, and the right to access the Service is revoked in such jurisdictions.
2. SERVICE CONTENT
User agrees that all content (e.g. data and metrics) and materials (collectively, “Content”) delivered via the Service or otherwise made available by BusBank at the Site are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by BusBank in writing, User agrees not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works from such materials or content. However, User may print or download a reasonable number of copies of the materials or content at the Site for User’s own informational purposes; provided , that User retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein. Reproducing, copying or distributing any content, materials or design elements on the Site for any other purpose is strictly prohibited without the express prior written permission of BusBank.
Use of Content for any purpose not expressly permitted in this Agreement is prohibited. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
3. USER CONTENT
User acknowledges and agrees that if User uses the Service to contribute Content (for example, commentary, reviews, or, if User is a Transportation Provider, any information pertaining to such Transportation Provider and its fleet) to the Service (“User Content”), BusBank (and its successors) is hereby granted a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable right to fully exploit such User Content (including all related intellectual property rights), for any purpose, and to allow others to do so. For clarity, the foregoing license grant does not affect User’s ownership rights in User Content. BusBank reserves the right to remove any User Content from the Service at any time, for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such User Content), or for no reason at all.
User represents and warrants that (i) it has all right, power and authority, to contribute all of his/her User Content to the Service and grant the foregoing license, (ii) such content will not infringe the rights of any third party, (iii) User’s contribution will not be in conflict with any obligations User has to any third party, and (iv) neither such content, nor the contribution thereof, will violate any laws of regulations. If User is a Transportation Provider, User also represents and warrants that it has obtained and possesses all required permits or licenses for such User to operate its business, and shall immediately notify BusBank if any such state or federal permit or license expires or is revoked or terminated.
Transportation Provider Ratings and Customer Comments. The Services allow (i) Transportation Providers to rate the quality of Customers with whom they have done business through the Services, and (ii) Customers to submit comments and ratings evaluating the Transportation Providers with whom they have done business through the Services. User hereby acknowledges and agrees that such ratings and comments are supplied directly by Transportation Providers and Customers, as applicable, and that BusBank does not provide and takes no responsibility for such ratings and comments. User hereby releases BusBank from any and all liability regarding such ratings and comments on the Services.
User shall not use any “deep-link”, “page-scrape”, “robot”, “spider” or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the Service or any Content, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Service or any Content, to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information through any means not purposely made available through the Service. BusBank reserves the right to bar any such activity.
User shall not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Service, or any other systems or networks connected to the Service or to any BusBank server, or to any of the services offered on or through the Service, by hacking, password “mining”, or any other illegitimate means.
User shall not probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Service or any network connected to the Service, nor breach the security or authentication measures on the Service or any network connected to the Service. User shall not reverse look-up, trace or seek to trace any information on any other user of or visitor to the Service, or any other customer of BusBank, including any BusBank account not owned by User, to its source, or exploit the Service or any service or information made available or offered by or through the Service, in any way where the purpose is to reveal any information, including but not limited to personal identification or information, other than User’s own information, as provided for by the Service.
User shall not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the Service or BusBank’s systems or networks, or any systems or networks connected to the Service or to BusBank.
User shall not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service or any transaction being conducted on the Service, or with any other person’s use of the Service.
User shall not forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or transmittal User sends to BusBank on or through the Service. User shall not, in connection with the Service, pretend (e.g. through impersonation) that User is any other individual or entity.
User shall not use the Service or any Content for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by this Agreement, or which infringes the rights of BusBank or others.
5. REGISTRATION & SECURITY
Registration. For both (i) a User that is an individual seeking to book a Transportation Provider through the Service (a “Customer”) and (ii) a User that is a transportation provider wishing to avail itself of the ability to verify and modify its information on the Services and accept or “farm out” bookings by Customers (a “Transportation Provider”), as a condition to using certain features of the Service, such User will be required to register with BusBank (an “Account”) and select a password and User name (which may be a User’s email address) (“BusBank User ID”). In each instance, User shall provide BusBank with accurate, complete, and updated registration information. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of this Agreement, which may result in immediate termination of User’s Account. User may not (a) select or use as a BusBank User ID a name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; or (b) use as a BusBank User ID a name subject to any rights of a person other than User without appropriate authorization. BusBank reserves the right to refuse registration of, or cancel a BusBank User ID in its discretion. User shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of User’s BusBank password and other Account information.
Customers. When a Customer registers for an Account, Customer shall be able to use the Service to send a request to book the services of a Transportation Provider (each a “Trip”). By using the Services, each Customer agrees to review all safety information regarding a Transportation Provider available through the Services prior to booking. Furthermore, Customer acknowledges and agrees that the Services may not be a complete and accurate representation of Transportation Provider’s information, and it is Customer’s responsibility to perform its own independent review of Transportation Provider’s services. By using the Services, Customer hereby releases BusBank from any and all loss, damage, and liability arising from Customer’s selection and use of a Transportation Provider through the Services.
Transportation Provider. When a Transportation Provider registers for an Account, the Transportation Provider must add BusBank as an additional insured on Transportation Provider’s vehicle liability insurance policy and the coverage must be primary and non-contributory to any insurance held by BusBank. Such insurance coverage must be provided by an insurance company with a rating of “A-” or better by A.M. Best Company or its equivalent, and provide a waiver of subrogation in favor of BusBank. As part of the registration process, the Transportation Provider must provide BusBank with a Certificate of Insurance evidencing that such coverage is primary and non-contributory and includes BusBank as an additional insured with a waiver of subrogation. As part of the registration process, the Transportation Provider must also provide certain requested information regarding Transportation Provider’s insurance and applicable permits, including, but not limited to, permit numbers and expiration dates of insurance policies and permits. A Transportation Provider must immediately notify BusBank of any change in its insurance coverage, and BusBank reserves the right to immediately terminate the Transportation Provider’s Account for any failure to do so. For the sake of clarity, failure of Transportation Provider to maintain insurance does not remove or otherwise affect Transportation Provider’s indemnification obligations hereunder. Furthermore, a Transportation Provider must provide BusBank, on an annual basis, with sufficient written evidence of the Transportation Provider’s compliance with applicable safety regulations and required permits, licenses, and insurance certificates. BusBank reserves the right, but does not have the obligation, to independently verify any and all information provided by a Transportation Provider to BusBank, and each Transportation Provider shall cooperate with BusBank in connection with any such verification.
Transportation Provider Warranties and Driver Policy. By using the Services, Transportation Provider represents and warrants that (i) all inventory displayed by Transportation Provider through the Services is provided by and operated by Transportation Provider and not a third party, (ii) it is Transportation Provider’s sole responsibility to ensure that any and all vehicles provided by Transportation Provider are in accordance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, and that all drivers engaged by Transportation Provider to provide services possess all necessary licenses and permits and meet all requirements under applicable law, and (iii) it is Transportation Provider’s sole responsibility to ascertain what laws apply to it in its performance under this Agreement and it shall only accept and perform Trips as allowed under applicable law.
Deactivation Policy. If a User elects to deactivate the User’s Account, User acknowledges and agrees that, while the Account will not be active, BusBank may retain information pertaining to such Account in the event such User wishes to reactivate the Account at a later date. By registering for an Account, User hereby consents to the foregoing.
6. BOOKING POLICY
Booking. The Service allows a Customer to build an itinerary and search for and contact a Transportation Provider for that Trip. When a Customer identifies a Transportation Provider, the Customer can send a request to book a Trip with that company through the Services. The Customer’s request is sent to the applicable Transportation Provider to, in Transportation Provider’s sole discretion, accept or “farm out” the Trip to another Transportation Provider, as described in greater detail below. Within a reasonable time thereafter, the Customer will receive a form of notification indicating whether the request has been accepted or “farmed out.”
Farm Out Policy. If the Transportation Provider “farms out” the Trip, this means it has chosen to refer the Customer’s request to a central “farm out exchange,” where the Trip will be made available to other Transportation Providers on the Service to independently decide whether or not to accept the Trip. For the sake of clarity, all “farming out” occurs via the central “farm out exchange” mechanism on the Services, and neither BusBank nor the Transportation Provider that initiated the “farm out” chooses or assigns another Transportation Provider for Customer. This “farming out” process must be done through BusBank’s Service, and only a verified Transportation Provider that meets the eligibility requirements of the applicable Trip and possesses an Account may accept such a Trip.
In the event a Transportation Provider “farms out” a request to a verified Transportation Provider and that Transportation Provider accepts the request for a Trip, such verified Transportation Provider shall be obligated to perform the Trip in accordance with this Agreement. If a Transportation Provider accepts a “farmed out” Trip and then “farms out” the Trip again, such Transportation Provider may be assessed a penalty.
No binding obligation between Customer and Transportation Provider exists until the applicable Transportation Provider accepts Customer’s request. Customer acknowledges and agrees that (i) BusBank is in no way selecting Transportation Providers for Customer, but is merely acting as a convenient method through which Customer selects and hires a Transportation Provider, and (ii) BusBank reserves the right to decline provision of services in the event a worthy Transportation Provider cannot be confirmed.
Inventory Policy. When a Trip is accepted, BusBank shall use reasonable efforts to ensure that the vehicle type and passenger capacity of the vehicle(s) ordered by Customer are reasonably similar to the vehicle type and passenger capacity of the vehicle(s) Transportation Provider provides on the day of the Trip. However, Customer acknowledges and agrees that BusBank cannot guarantee the exact inventory (e.g., type of vehicle or passenger capacity) Customer ordered will be provided or that a Customer’s Trip will be booked with the exact Transportation Provider requested by Customer. Users acknowledge and agree that each Transportation Provider, not BusBank, is solely responsible for ensuring that all vehicles are in good condition, that all necessary permits and licenses have been obtained, and that Transportation Provider is in compliance with all applicable regulations, safety standards, and laws.
Recommended Transportation Providers. The Services may include a feature through which certain Transportation Providers are “recommended” to Customers based on selected criteria, which may include, but are not limited to, Department of Transportation safety data and other performance metrics. User acknowledges that such “recommendations” (i) are not an endorsement, guarantee, or warranty by BusBank, (ii) are determined by certain pre-set equations and metrics of BusBank’s, and (iii) are merely provided as a convenience to assist Customers in making a decision and are just one of many criteria a Customer should consider when choosing a Transportation Provider. User hereby releases BusBank from any and all liability regarding using the recommendation feature of the Services. For additional detail about recommendations, please see the FAQ at app.busbank.com/faq.
Customer Relationship Management Policy (“CRM Policy”). The Services may allow Transportation Providers to enter Customer information into and/or create Customer Accounts on the Services (e.g., when a customer calls the Transportation Provider, who then enters the Customer’s information directly into the Services). Transportation Provider agrees that this feature is being offered as a convenience only and BusBank is in no way liable for (and Transportation Provider hereby releases BusBank from) any losses, including but not limited to lost business, lost revenue, lost customers, or other losses attributable to using the Services in this way (e.g., if customers of a Transportation Provider elect to use other Transportation Providers through the Services).
7. PAYMENTS AND BILLING
General User Payment Terms. The following payment terms apply to all Users.
Payment Processing and Direct Deposit. We use a third-party payment processor (the “ Payment Processor ”) to process payments through a payment account linked to your Account on the Services (your “ Billing Account ”) for use of the Paid Services. The processing of payments will be subject to the terms, conditions and privacy policies of the Payment Processor in addition to this Agreement. We are not responsible for error by the Payment Processor. Transportation Providers may also receive payment via direct deposit to such Transportation Provider’s pre-authorized bank account. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement (including, but not limited to, a Customer’s right to dispute certain charges as set forth herein), seven (7) days after a Transportation Provider “closes” a Trip, the fees due to Transportation Provider shall be authorized for direct deposit into Transportation Provider’s pre-authorized bank account. We reserve the right to correct any errors or mistakes that are made even if the Payment Processor has already requested or received payment, and to provide any necessary refunds or adjustments, including by making direct deposits, debits, or credits to a pre-authorized bank account as applicable (e.g., BusBank reserves the right to credit or debit a Transportation Provider’s pre-authorized bank account in order to correctly reflect the fees due after necessary adjustments are made).
Current Information Required. YOU MUST PROVIDE CURRENT, COMPLETE AND ACCURATE INFORMATION FOR YOUR BILLING ACCOUNT. YOU MUST PROMPTLY UPDATE ALL INFORMATION TO KEEP YOUR BILLING ACCOUNT CURRENT, AND YOU MUST PROMPTLY NOTIFY US OR OUR PAYMENT PROCESSOR IF YOUR PAYMENT METHOD IS CANCELED (E.G., FOR LOSS OR THEFT) OR IF YOU BECOME AWARE OF A POTENTIAL BREACH OF SECURITY, SUCH AS THE UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE OR USE OF YOUR USER NAME OR PASSWORD. CHANGES TO SUCH INFORMATION CAN BE MADE AT app.busbank.com/CUSTOMERS FOR CUSTOMER AND app.busbank.com/COMPANIES FOR TRANSPORTATION OPERATORS.
Change in Amount Authorized. If the amount to be charged to your Billing Account varies from the amount you preauthorized (other than due to the imposition or change in the amount of state sales taxes), you have the right to receive, and we shall provide, notice of the amount to be charged and the date of the charge. Any agreement you have with your payment provider will govern your use of your Payment Method. You agree that we may accumulate charges incurred and submit them as one or more aggregate charges during or at the end of each billing cycle.
Disputed Payments, Refunds, and Damage Payments. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Customers may dispute charges submitted by a Transportation Provider through the Service and may request a refund for use of the Services. In such instances, a User acknowledges and agrees that (i) BusBank is merely acting as a mediator between Customer and the Transportation Provider, in order to provide a convenience to Customer, (ii) each such instance is handled on a case by case basis, and (iii) there is no guarantee that Customer shall receive a refund or be entitled to a decrease in fees charged. Each Transportation Provider acknowledges and agrees that BusBank may, in its sole discretion, choose to refund fees to certain Customers, and that BusBank shall have no liability to Transportation Provider for any refunds BusBank elects to make. Furthermore, each Transportation Provider hereby acknowledges and agrees that BusBank may, in its sole discretion, elect to modify damage payments and additional expenses submitted by Transportation Provider, and that BusBank shall have no liability to Transportation Provider therefor.
Customer Payment Terms. The following payment terms apply to Customers.
Customer Cancellation Policy. If a Customer submits a booking through the Service and cancels the booking prior to the date of a Trip, certain charges may apply. If the Customer cancels a booking prior to seven (7) calendar days before the date of the Trip, the Customer shall not be charged. If the Customer cancels within seven (7) calendar days before the date of the Trip, the Customer shall be charged fifty percent (50%) of the fees quoted. If the Customer cancels within 24-hours of the Trip, the Customer shall be charged one hundred percent (100%) of the fees quoted. A change of date shall be deemed a cancellation.
Adjusted Costs Post-Trip. After completion of a Trip, additional expenses and costs may be incurred, and the initial fee quoted to a Customer may change to account for such expenses and costs. The Transportation Provider may adjust fees after a Trip to account for any extra costs (e.g., tolls or parking charges) or damages incurred during the Trip. In such event, Transportation Provider shall submit such adjustments to BusBank, and Customer will be charged and receive a notice of such adjustments when a Transportation Provider “closes” a Trip via the Services. For seven (7) days from the date of such notice, BusBank (in BusBank’s sole discretion) or Customer shall have the right to dispute such extra charge(s) in accordance with this Agreement. If neither BusBank nor Customer disputes the extra charge(s), such fees shall remain charged to Customer after such seven (7) day period, and Customer waives any right to dispute such fees thereafter.
Transportation Provider Payment Terms. The following payment terms apply to Transportation Providers.
Transportation Provider Rates. Unless otherwise agreed between BusBank and the applicable Transportation Provider, Transportation Providers shall charge the Customer at the same rates as Transportation Provider charges other persons not referred by the Service.
8. THIRD PARTY SITES
The Services may permit User to link to other websites or resources on the Internet, and other websites or resources may contain links to the Service (such as websites operated by Transportation Providers). These other websites are not under BusBank’s control, and User acknowledges that BusBank is not responsible or liable for any products or services available through such websites. The inclusion of any such link does not imply endorsement by BusBank. User further acknowledges and agrees that BusBank shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, products, information, or services available on or through any such website or resource.
User is responsible for all of its activity in connection with the Service. User shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless BusBank, its affiliates and each of its, and its affiliates’ employees, contractors, directors, suppliers and representatives from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, that arise from User’s (i) use or misuse of the Service; (ii) access to any part of the Service, (iii) User Content, (iv) violation of this Agreement, and (v) Customer’s final selection of a Transportation Provider. Furthermore, if a Transportation Provider (a) enters information regarding a user that is not a Customer into the BusBank Services, or (b) “farms out” a Trip to a company that is not a verified BusBank Transportation Provider, such Transportation Provider agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless BusBank, its affiliates and each of its, and its affiliates employees, contractors, directors, suppliers and representatives from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, that arise from (a) or (b).
10. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER
THE SERVICE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY AND ALL THIRD PARTY INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE) IS PROVIDED BY BUSBANK ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. BUSBANK MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (I) THE SERVICE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR (II) THE RESULTS OF USING THE SERVICE WILL MEET USER’S REQUIREMENTS. PARTICULARLY, BUSBANK MAKES NO WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE ACCURACY OF ANY VEHICLE INFORMATION OR DATA PRESENTED VIA THE SERVICE, AND BUSBANK EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES THAT MIGHT OTHERWISE PASS THROUGH FROM USER (IF SUCH USER IS A TRANSPORTATION PROVIDER) TO A USER ACCESSING SUCH COMPANY’S INFORMATION VIA THE SERVICES OR OTHERWISE ENGAGING SUCH COMPANY. USER’S USE OF THE SERVICE IS SOLELY AT USER’S OWN RISK.
11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL BUSBANK, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, VENDORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE (OR ANY DATA OR OTHER INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE – INCLUDING TRANSPORTATION VEHICLE RELATED INFORMATION): (I) FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE, (II) FOR ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE (REGARDLESS OF THE SOURCE OF ORIGINATION), (III) FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY DATA OR INFORMATION OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF USER’S USE OF ANY DATA OR INFORMATION POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE AT OR THROUGH THE SERVICE, (IV) FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM A USER’S USE OF A TRANSPORTATION PROVIDER’S SERVICES OR ANY TRANSPORTATION PROVIDER “FARMING OUT” A TRIP TO A COMPANY THAT IS NOT A VERIFIED BUSBANK TRANSPORTATION PROVIDER OR (V) FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF (IN THE AGGREGATE) $100.00 (U.S.) (PROVIDED THAT, IF USER HAS PAID FOR A SERVICE OR FEATURE, AND SUCH PAYMENT IS MORE THAN $100.00 (U.S.) THE LIABILITY CAP SHALL BE INCREASED TO SUCH AMOUNT). IN ADDITION, BUSBANK SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR LIABILITY RESULTING, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM USER’S INABILITY TO ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THE SERVICE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DELAYS OR INTERRUPTIONS DUE TO ELECTRONIC OR MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT FAILURES, DENIAL OF SERVICE ATTACKS, DATE DATA PROCESSING FAILURES, TELECOMMUNICATIONS OR INTERNET PROBLEMS OR UTILITY FAILURES). CUSTOMER HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT NEITHER BUSBANK NOR A TRANSPORTATION PROVIDER SHALL HAVE ANY RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER FOR ANY PERSONAL PROPERTY OF THE CUSTOMER. CUSTOMER’S PERSONAL PROPERTY SHALL BE CARRIED SUBJECT TO AVAILABLE ACCOMMODATIONS (AS DETERMINED SOLELY BY THE TRANSPORTATION PROVIDER). THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS SHALL NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
BusBank may terminate User’s access to all or any part of the Service at any time, with or without cause, effective upon notice thereof to User (provided that, if BusBank determines there may be an immediate threat to BusBank, it may terminate such access without notice). Furthermore, BusBank may allow a Transportation Provider to cancel a Trip (i) in response to a Customer’s prior cancellation of a Trip or (ii) if the Transportation Provider “farms out” the Trip to another Transportation Provider. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers and limitations of liability. After the termination of a User’s access to the Services, BusBank may retain all historical information associated with such User’s Account.
13. EXPORT AND TRADE CONTROLS
User agrees not to import, export, re-export, or transfer, directly or indirectly, any part of the Service or any information provided on or pursuant to the Service except in full compliance with all United States, foreign and other applicable laws and regulations.
All content included in connection with the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of BusBank or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content in connection with the Service is the exclusive property of BusBank and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used in connection with (or provided through) the Service is the property of BusBank or its software suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws.
16. ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS
When User visits the Site or sends e-mails to BusBank, User is communicating with BusBank electronically. User hereby consents to receive communications from BusBank electronically. BusBank will communicate with User by e-mail or by posting notices on the Service. User agrees that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that BusBank provides to User electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
17. APPLE DEVICE TERMS
In the event User is using the Services in connection with a device provided by Apple, Inc. (“Apple”) or a company application obtained through the Apple App Store (collectively, such uses are henceforth the “Application”), the following shall apply:
17.1 Both User and BusBank acknowledge that this Agreement is concluded between User and BusBank only, and not with Apple, and that Apple is not responsible for the Application or the Content;
17.2 The Application is licensed to you on a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferrable, non-sublicensable basis, solely to be used in connection with the Service for User’s private, personal, non-commercial use, subject to all the terms and conditions of this Agreement as they are applicable to the Service;
17.3 User will only use the Application in connection with an Apple device that User owns or controls;
17.4 User acknowledges and agrees that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Application;
17.5 In the event of any failure of the Application to conform to any applicable warranty, including those implied by law, User may notify Apple of such failure; upon notification, Apple’s sole warranty obligation to User will be to refund to you the purchase price, if any, of the Application;
17.6 User acknowledges and agrees that BusBank, and not Apple, is responsible for addressing any claims User or any third party may have in relation to the Application;
17.7 User acknowledges and agrees that, in the event of any third party claim that the Application or your possession and use of the Application infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, BusBank, and not Apple, will be responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such infringement claim;
17.8 User represents and warrants that User is not located in a country subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country, and that User is not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties;
17.9 Both User and BusBank acknowledge and agree that, in User’s use of the Application, User will comply with any applicable third party terms of agreement which may affect or be affected by such use; and
17.10 Both User and BusBank acknowledge and agree that Apple and Apple’s subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of this Agreement, and that upon User’s acceptance of this Agreement, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce this Agreement against you as the third party beneficiary hereof.
The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. BusBank shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond BusBank’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation (including "line-noise" interference). If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. This Agreement is not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by User except with BusBank’s prior written consent. BusBank may transfer, assign or delegate this Agreement and its rights and obligations without consent. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of New York, as if made within New York between two residents thereof, and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and Federal courts located in New York City, New York. Notwithstanding the foregoing sentence, (but without limiting either party’s right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief immediately, at any time, in any court of competent jurisdiction), any disputes arising with respect to this Agreement shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the rules and procedures of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. (“JAMS”). The arbitrator shall be selected by joint agreement of the parties. In the event the parties cannot agree on an arbitrator within thirty (30) days of the initiating party providing the other party with written notice that it plans to seek arbitration, the parties shall each select an arbitrator affiliated with JAMS, which arbitrators shall jointly select a third such arbitrator to resolve the dispute. The written decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding on the parties and enforceable in any court. The arbitration proceeding shall take place in New York City, New York using the English language. Both parties agree that this Agreement is the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of this Agreement, and that all modifications must be in a writing signed by both parties, except as otherwise provided herein. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of this Agreement.
WHAT DOES THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT COVER?
This Privacy Statement covers BusBank’s treatment of personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") that BusBank gathers when you access/use the Service.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DOES BUSBANK COLLECT?
BusBank collects information you voluntarily submit to the Service, such as, the information we collect when you register for an Account: your name or email address. For individuals using the Service (i.e., Customers), BusBank may also collect any information about your itinerary that you elect to submit to the Service. For Transportation Providers using the Service, BusBank may collect various contact information, driver information, insurance information, information regarding permits and licenses, and rate structures that such companies elect to submit to the Service.
In addition, we may automatically receive and store certain, anonymous types of information whenever you interact with the Service. Such information may include the user's IP address, domain server, and type of Internet browser. This information helps us, among other things, analyze trends and administer the Service. This information is anonymous and contains no personally identifiable data.
To the extent you voluntarily opt to use any of our Services that are based on your location and which may report on the locations of other users’ current locations (the “Location-Based Services”), we may collect and store information about your location at the time you use those Location-Based Services. This information can come from a variety of sources depending on the client you use to access the Services; for example, a mobile phone may report its GPS location at the time the Location-Based Services are used.
Information Collected Using Cookies:
Most browsers have an option for turning off the cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software) allowing you to decide on acceptance of each new cookie in a variety of ways. We strongly recommend that you leave cookies active, because they enable you to take advantage of the most attractive features of the Services.
At least two (2) days prior to a Trip, the applicable Transportation Provider must provide BusBank with the applicable driver’s name and phone number. Transportation Provider acknowledges and agrees that this information will be shared with the Customer that booked the Trip, and that Transportation Provider has obtained the applicable driver’s consent therefor.
WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN?
The safety and privacy of children is extremely important to us. Every Service member must be over 13 years of age. Minors younger than 13 are prohibited from signing up or using the Service in any way. If you receive information that a member is under 13, we require the member to provide evidence of being over 13. If such evidence is not provided in a timely manner, we terminate the user’s Account and nullify all personally identifiable information displaying on the Service and collected from such user.
HOW DOES BUSBANK USE THE INFORMATION IT COLLECTS?
Provide the Service : Your information will be used primarily to provide you with the Service.
Improve the Service : Your information may be used by us internally to improve the Service and develop new products, services and features.
Financial Services : As stated above, we do not currently collect financial information, as that information is collected and stored by our Payment Processor. However, we may from time to time request and receive some of your financial information from our Payment Processor for the purposes of completing transactions you have initiated through the Service, enrolling you in discount, rebate, and other programs in which you elect to participate, protecting against or identify possible fraudulent transactions, and otherwise as needed to manage our business.
Deactivation Policy : If a User elects to deactivate the User’s Account, User acknowledges and agrees that, while the Account will not be active, BusBank may retain information pertaining to such Account in the event such User wishes to reactivate the Account at a later date. By registering for an Account, User hereby consents to the foregoing.
Other Uses : Your information may also be used by us as set forth in the next section.
WILL BUSBANK SHARE ANY OF THE PERSONAL INFORMATION IT RECEIVES?
To the limited extent we collect Personal Information – we neither rent nor sell your Personal Information to anyone. We share your Personal Information only as described below.
Public Information : Some of your activity on and through the Service is public by default. This may include, but it not limited to, content you have posted publicly on the Service. We therefore urge you to think carefully about including any specific information that you may deem private in content that you create or information that you submit through the Service.
Service Providers and Agents : We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf. For example, we may decide to use a third party payment processing company to process payments you make through the Service. In addition, parts of the Service may be hosted by a third party on our behalf. Your information may be accessed by such providers/agents, in the event that we need to share your information with them to provide our services or customer support to you. Unless we tell you differently, BusBank’s agents do not have any right to use Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us.
Driver Information : As set forth above, a Transportation Provider’s driver’s name and phone number for an applicable Trip may be shared with the Customer that booked the Trip.
Business Transfers : In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, customer information is typically one of the business assets that are transferred. Moreover, if BusBank, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that BusBank goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, customer information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of BusBank may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this policy.
Protection of BusBank and Others : We may release Personal Information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with the law; enforce or apply our conditions of use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of BusBank, our employees, our users, or others.
With Your Consent : Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your Personal Information may be shared with third parties, and will be able to prevent the sharing of this information.
CONDITIONS OF USE
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES/SERVICES
The Site may permit you to link to other websites on the Internet, and other websites may contain links to the Site. These other websites are not under BusBank’s control, and such links do not constitute an endorsement by BusBank of those other websites or the services offered through them. The privacy and security practices of websites linked to or from the Service are not covered by this Privacy Statement, and BusBank is not responsible for the privacy or security practices or the content of such websites.
CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
BusBank may amend this Privacy Statement from time to time. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Statement in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes in the way we use Personal Information, we will notify you by posting an announcement on our website, or via the Service, or sending you an email. Users are bound by any changes to the Privacy Statement when he or she uses the Service after such changes have been first posted.
QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS
If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy, please send us a detailed message at email@example.com. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.
Effective Date: October 24, 2018
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