Effective date: November 16, 2020
Your Agreement with Us
These terms and conditions (Terms) form part of a binding agreement between Global File Systems, Inc., a Delaware corporation (GFS, we, us, our), and you (our Website visitors and Rewards Program Members), governing your use of the services we provide to you in connection with our Website, Platform and/or the ADFREEWAY Rewards Program Services, (collectively, our Services).
We may change these Terms at any time and will notify you of a material change when you next access our Services (we may also email you about any material changes to these Terms). The new terms may be displayed on-screen and you may be required to agree to them to continue your use of our Services. The date these Terms were last updated appears at the top of these Terms. If you do not agree to these changes, or otherwise do not wish to continue using our Services, you may terminate these Terms by deregistering your Account (defined below) by Contacting Us.
For users from the United States or South Africa: By agreeing to these Terms, you expressly agree to the arbitration of all Disputes as further described below. Any controversy, allegation, or claim that arises out of or relates to the Services, these Terms, or any additional terms, whether heretofore or hereafter arising (collectively, a “Dispute”), except for any controversy, allegation, or claim that arises out of or relates to our actual or alleged intellectual property rights (an “Excluded Dispute”), shall be finally resolved by arbitration. The parties agree to arbitrate solely on an individual basis, and that these Terms do not permit class arbitration or any claims brought as a plaintiff or class member in any class or representative arbitration proceeding. The arbitrator or arbitral panel may not consolidate more than one person's claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. In the event the prohibition on class arbitration is deemed invalid or unenforceable, then the remaining portions of the arbitration provisions will remain in force.
Although our Services may be available via Affiliate or other third-party WiFi networks, we do not operate or own these networks and are not responsible for their availability.
In these Terms:
Our Services are only available in authorized locations. Despite our best compliance efforts, your Device may erroneously receive our Services while located elsewhere. You agree not to knowingly use or continue to use our Services outside the following authorized locations:
Please Contact Us if your Device is receiving our Services outside of the above locations.
You must be over 16 years of age in order to access or otherwise use the Services.
Your Access to the Services
When accessing the Services on your mobile, laptop, desktop or other device (Device), you acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for: (i) providing a Device that you own, (ii) maintaining Internet access for your Device through a Wi-Fi or LTE data communication network, and (iii) any Internet connection and telecommunications fees and charges that you incur. We are not responsible for the operation of your Device. You are responsible for ensuring the system functions of your Device are in working order when accessing the Services, including, but not limited to screen display operation features of your Device.
Access to the Services may be suspended temporarily and without notice (a) in the event of system failure, (b) for maintenance or repair, (c) where we reasonably suspect there has been a breach of these Terms, (d) for reasons reasonably beyond our control, or (e) as otherwise explained in these Terms.
In order to be eligible to earn Rewards with us, you must become a Member during Voting Activity Registration or sign-up on our Website. When you become a Member, you'll be provided with an ADFREEWAY Rewards Program user account (Account). All use of your Account is deemed to be use of your Account by you for the purposes of these Terms. You are solely responsible for the use of your Account, must ensure that you keep all login details and passwords secure and must only use your Account and our Platform in accordance with these Terms.
When signing-up and using our Services, you must provide and maintain accurate and complete information, immediately inform us of any changes to that information (including your email address) by updating your details in your Account. Your failure to maintain accurate, complete, and up-to-date Account information may result in your inability to access or use our Services.
You are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your Account and for ensuring that all use of our Services by you complies fully with these Terms. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of our Services or any breach of security. We are not liable for any loss that you incur as a result of someone using the Account created for you, either with or without your knowledge.
Advertisement Optimization Technology
In order to curate and improve your online experience, our Platform may substitute selected ads with other ads that may be more relevant based on your Voting Activity and other information you share with us.
If you register as a Member by accessing or logging-in to an Affiliate app, website or network through a third-party social media service, we may collect and use your user ID and/or user name associated with that social media service, any information or content you have permitted the third-party social media service to share with the Affiliate or us, such as your profile picture, email address, followers or friends lists, and any information you have disclosed in connection with that social media service. If you do not want your personal information collected, stored, used or disclosed in this way, please do not log-in through a third-party social media service. We do not collect your passwords from these third-party social media services.
In addition to using your Device Data to curate and improve your online experience, we may analyze, aggregate and/or disclose Device Data to Affiliates.
By signing-up to use our Services, you consent to:
Active Members are eligible to be awarded Tokens calculated in accordance with the applicable Earning Rules that apply to the relevant advertisement.
Tokens are only redeemable during eligibility periods for product types and quantities by Redemption Partners specified by applicable Earning Rules. You must pay for any additions or variations to a product type or quantity (including any additional products being purchased alongside a Reward) being redeemed via Tokens, if applicable.
Tokens may not be transferred, exchanged nor redeemed for cash or credit and must be used by each earning Member on their enrolled Device before the expiration date for the relevant Tokens in accordance with applicable Earning Rules.
You can obtain Rewards by presenting a digital voucher (displayed to you after voting on an eligible ad and/or stored in your Account on our Website) to the Redemption Partner (for the required number of redemption Tokens in accordance with applicable Earning Rules). Rewards must be redeemed by the Redemption Partner subject to validation from our Platform.
Rewards redeemable directly from adfreeway.com are provided by ADFREEWAY on behalf of Redemption Partners. We do not accept any liability or responsibility for product postal delivery, use, performance, reliability, safety or any other consumer concern.
Reward redemptions are provided at the sole discretion of ADFREEWAY and its Redemption Partners. We reserve the right to modify, substitute or withdraw a Reward redemption opportunity at any time.
You must only use our Services in a lawful, ethical and courteous manner. You must not:
Our Website, Services and Platform are protected by Intellectual Property Rights.
Unless indicated otherwise, all rights (including copyright) in our Services, and compilation of our Website (including but not limited to text, graphics, logos, button icons, video images, audio clips, website, code, scripts, design elements and interactive features) and Platform are owned or controlled for these purposes and are reserved by GFS, or our contributors.
All trademarks, service marks and trade names used on our Website and/or Platform (including inter alia ADFREEWAY ADFREEWAY ADGRAPH, ADFREEWAY BLOCKCHAIN, ADFREEWAY PLAYLIST, ADFREEWAY PROXY and ADFREEWAY VOTE. EARN. REDEEM.) are owned, registered, and/or licensed by GFS.
Subject to these Terms, we hereby grant you a limited, non-exclusive, royalty-free, personal, non-transferrable, non-sublicensable, non-assignable, revocable license to access and participate in the Services, solely for your individual and personal use on a Device that you own or control.
We do not grant to you any other rights whatsoever in relation to our Website, Platform, Services or any of our other intellectual property. All other rights are expressly reserved by GFS, including all right, title and interest in, and to, our Website, Platform, Services and any related services.
Unless indicated otherwise, all materials made available via our Services are protected as copyright, trade names, trademarks or are other intellectual property owned by us, our Affiliates and/or other parties that have licensed their material or trademarks to us. Other than viewing and/or downloading content via our Services for purposes expressly permitted by these Terms, you do not have the right to use these Intellectual Property Rights without our written permission. You agree not to use our Services for any unlawful or improper purpose. You will not violate or attempt to violate the security of the Service, Website or Platform. All rights not expressly granted are reserved.
Any feedback or suggestions you provide tWE PROVIDE THE SERVICES ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.
To the extent permitted by law and subject to any applicable non-excludable rights implied by Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (Australian Consumer Law):
Linked Content and Advertisements
We may provide links to websites and/or display advertisements of third-parties, such as from our Affiliates (Linked Content) to you. To the extent permitted by law (including any applicable non-excludable guarantees of Australian Consumer Law):
Your use of Linked Content will be governed by third-party terms and conditions and privacy policies (if any) (Third-Party Terms). It is your responsibility to read and comply with Third-Party Terms.
By agreeing to these Terms or using our Services, you agree to receive communications from us, including via email, text message (to the extent permitted by applicable law), calls, and push notifications. Communications from us may include responses to your inquiries, or operational communications concerning your Account or use of the Services, including marketing purposes. Standard text messaging charges applied by your cell phone carrier will apply to the text messages we send. If you wish to opt-out of promotional emails, you can unsubscribe from our promotional email list by following the unsubscribe options in the promotional email itself. If you wish to opt-out of promotional calls or texts, you may respond with “STOP” to any text message you receive from us, which will then stop messages of that type. You acknowledge that you are not required to consent to receive promotional texts or calls as a condition of using the Services, however you acknowledge that opting out of receiving all texts may impact your use of the Services.
You can deregister your Account at any time by Contact Us. As noted below, any Tokens and/or Rewards in your Account will be forfeited upon deactivation.
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE, OR OUR RESPECTIVE REDEMPTION OR OTHER BUSINESS PARTNERS, LICENSEES, LICENSORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS ("INDEMNIFIED PARTIES") BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, ANY BREACH OF SECURITY OR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR DEVICE, LOST DATA, PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR LOSSES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE SERVICES, OR YOUR INABILITY TO ACCESS THE SERVICES) ARISING FROM, RELATING TO, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO, PARTICIPATION IN, OR THE PERFORMANCE OF OUR SERVICES, OR THESE TERMS, ARISING AND WHETHER FRAMED IN CONTRACT OR TORT, REGARDLESS OF THE NEGLIGENCE (EITHER ACTIVE, AFFIRMATIVE, SOLE, OR CONCURRENT) OF GFS, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Your sole remedy for dissatisfaction with the Services is to stop accessing or otherwise using the Services.
In the event the foregoing exclusions of liability are determined, in whole or in part, to be invalid or unenforceable, then the Indemnified Parties’ liability arising in connection with the Services or under these Terms whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, shall not exceed, under any circumstances the total amount of $100 (One Hundred Dollars). You agree that any claim or cause of action arising under these Terms or the performance or non-performance of the Services must be brought within one year after such claim or cause of action arises or be forever barred.
THE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS IN THESE SECTIONS DO NOT PURPORT TO LIMIT LIABILITY OR ALTER YOUR RIGHTS AS A CONSUMER THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, GFS’ LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. THIS PROVISION SHALL HAVE NO EFFECT ON GFS’ CHOICE OF LAW PROVISION SET FORTH BELOW.
For example, nothing in these Terms is intended to exclude, restrict or modify your non-excludable consumer protection rights conferred by Australian Consumer Law (which may confer rights and remedies which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified). Nevertheless, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you agree that we will not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense you may suffer, due to:
As noted above, you acknowledge that Linked Content made available to you via our Services and Platform is based upon information supplied by third-parties and is not verified, endorsed or supported by us, does not necessarily reflect our opinions, policies or views, and we are not liable or otherwise responsible, whatsoever, for any such Linked Content, including the products or services advertised therein.
You agree to fully compensate and hold harmless the Indemnified Parties from and against reasonable liability, loss, damage, costs and expense (including, without limitation, reasonable legal expenses) and penalties suffered or incurred by any them arising out of:
To avoid any doubt, the indemnity set out above will extend to any loss that we may suffer as a result of the use by third-parties of your Account, except in circumstances where you can demonstrate that the third-party gained access to and used your Account without your consent and through no fault of your own.
You may deregister via our Website or by Contact Us to cancel your Membership and opt-out of our Services resulting in the automatic forfeit of your unredeemed Tokens.
We may terminate your Membership and access to our Services, with or without notification, and with the forfeiture of any Tokens and/or Rewards, if:
The law that governs these Terms, and the place in which you can resolve your Disputes with GFS, depends on where you are using the Services.
Governing Law; Jurisdiction. These Terms are governed by California law, without regard to conflict of laws principles. The application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is expressly excluded. You and GFS agree that, except as otherwise provided below, the state and federal courts located in the County of Los Angeles, California will have exclusive jurisdiction of all Disputes arising out of or related to these Terms or your use of the Services and agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction and venue of these courts. Notwithstanding the foregoing, GFS shall be allowed to apply for equitable remedies (including injunctions) in any jurisdiction.
These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of New South Wales, Australia, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales and waive, without limitation, any claim or objection based on absence of jurisdiction or inconvenient forum.
The parties must comply with this clause before resorting to external Dispute resolution mechanisms, such as court proceedings, to resolve Disputes concerning any matter relating to this Agreement.
A party may commence negotiations by giving the other party written notice of a Dispute, following which the parties must use reasonable endeavours to resolve the Dispute. If the parties are unable to resolve the Dispute within fourteen (14) days of either providing notice of the Dispute to the other party, either party may commence the mediation procedure through the service of a mediation notice on the other party.
The parties shall appoint a mediator within seven (7) days of the service of a mediation notice. If the parties do not agree within that time as to the mediator to be appointed, they will apply to the Australian Disputes Centre (ADC) to ask the ADC to nominate a mediator for the parties. The mediation will be conducted in accordance with the ADC's mediation rules as amended from time to time. The parties agree to take part in the mediation and will endeavour to resolve the Dispute through the mediation prior to commencing court proceedings.
In the event that the parties cannot resolve the Dispute via the mediation process within forty-five (45) days of the mediation notice or such other period as may be agreed, either party may refer the matter to court proceedings. Nothing in this clause will prevent a party from taking immediate steps to seek interlocutory or interim relief before an appropriate court.
The rights granted to you under these Terms may not be assigned without GFS' prior written consent, and any attempted unauthorized assignment by you shall be null and void. We may transfer our rights and obligations under these Terms to another organization, but this will not affect your rights or our obligations under these Terms.
These Terms (including any documents referred to herein) constitute the entire agreement between the parties about its subject matter and supersedes all other representations, arrangements, understandings, agreements and communications.
A reference to the singular form of a noun includes the plural form of that noun. The word "including" is to be read as "including, without limitation".
If a provision of these Terms is invalid or unenforceable in a jurisdiction:
Our failure to enforce any provision of these Terms shall in no way be construed to be a waiver of such provision, nor in any way affect our right to enforce the same provision at a later time. An express waiver by GFS of any provision, condition or requirement of these Terms shall not be understood as a waiver of your obligation to comply with the same provision, condition or requirement at a later time
Global File Systems, Inc
13351 Riverside Drive
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 USA
Effective date: November 16, 2020
Although our Services may be available via Affiliate (defined below) or other third-party WiFi networks, we do not operate or own these networks.
What personal information do we collect?
The types of personal information we collect about you may include:
How do we collect personal information?
We may collect your personal information relating to our Services including when you:
We may also collect personal information from third-parties including:
GFS is committed to protecting the online privacy of children. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16 or allow them to create an account.
How do we hold and protect your personal information?
We maintain personal information in a combination of our secure online systems, paper-based files and other records, both at our own premises and with the assistance of service providers located in Australia and/or the United States.
In doing so, we take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from misuse, interference and loss, and unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information as it is transmitted to us.
Consequences if you do not provide us with your personal information
You are not required to provide any personal information to us, however, if you do not provide your personal information, we may not be able to provide products, services or benefits in connection with the Rewards Program. For example, if you have not provided your name and email address, we will not be able to create a member account and you will not be able to participate in the Rewards Program.
Why do we collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information?
We handle your personal information for the purposes of providing, administering, improving and personalizing the Rewards Program, our products and services, and the products and services of other Redemption Partners. This can include registering you to participate in the Rewards Program; enabling you to access the Rewards Program platform; providing Rewards Program benefits; procuring ads and online content matching your interests and voting feedback; verifying your identity, communicating with you (including through direct marketing, where we are permitted to do so); understanding your interests and preferences to help us tailor our communications and offers to your needs; handling your queries and complaints; assessing the performance of the Rewards Program website and platforms and improving their operation; analyzing data; conducting surveys, market and product research; producing analytics to improve their advertising and marketing services; otherwise providing goods, services and benefits you have requested or are eligible to receive in connection with the Rewards Program; working with our service providers; and any other purposes which we have notified to you at the time of collection of the information, or to which you have provided consent.
We may also handle your personal information:
Direct marketing choices
Where we have your consent or are otherwise permitted by law to do so, we may also use and disclose your personal information to provide you with marketing communications and targeted advertising on an ongoing basis by sending electronic messages (such as SMS or email), through our Services and by other means.
These communications may relate to the products and services we, other Rewards Program participants (such as our Redemption Partners) and other group companies provide, promotions run by us or for which there is automatic entry for Rewards Program members, and other products or developments which may be of interest to you.
You may opt-out of receiving future electronic and telephone direct marketing communications through the unsubscribe function that will be made available to you with each direct marketing communication. Please Contact Us to understand the consequences of unsubscribing from email communications.
To whom do we disclose your personal information?
ADFREEWAY may disclose your personal information to:
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Device Data and other technologies
Our ad optimization technology relies upon information we collect (including your preferences and Device Data) to curate the ads you receive to improve your online experience. Our platform may block, re-prioritise or substitute ads that you would have otherwise received based on your Voting Activity, Device Data and other information we have collected about you.
By using our Services, you consent to:
The Rewards Program website may use cookie data to track user traffic patterns and to provide better service when you revisit our website. A cookie is a small data file that a website may write to your hard drive when you visit it. A cookie file can contain information, such as a session ID which the website uses to track the pages you have visited. Other technologies we use include web beacons. We allow cookies and other digital technologies to be used:
Whenever a URL or ad is accessed via the Rewards Program platform, information is recorded such as the time, date, URL hash, ad and Voting Activity.
Additional Disclosures for Australian Users
As applicable, this Policy is subject to and does not limit the rights and/or exceptions available to ADFREEWAY under the Australian Privacy Principles of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act).
ADFREEWAY discloses personal information, for some of the purposes described above, to organizations located in Australia and in other countries, including New Zealand, the United States, United Kingdom, Israel and South Africa. We or our service providers may also make personal information held in Australia or the other countries listed above remotely available for processing by service provider personnel located in other countries, such as New Zealand, United States, United Kingdom, Israel and South Africa. We take reasonable steps to ensure that overseas recipients of your personal information do not breach the privacy obligations relating to your personal information, and only use it for the purpose for which it was disclosed.
At your request, ADFREEWAY will provide a copy of any personal information we hold about you, unless an exception under the Privacy Act applies. We may charge reasonable fees for retrieving this information, in which case we will obtain your prior consent.
When your personal information is no longer required, we take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify the information.
We will promptly acknowledge and investigate any complaint about the way we manage personal information.
We will take reasonable steps to remedy any issues resulting from our failure to comply with privacy obligations. If our response to you does not satisfactorily address your concerns, you may have the right to make a complaint to a competent regulator (e.g. Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at oaic.gov.au).
California Do-Not-Track Disclosures
GFS respects your privacy, but we do not alter the information we collect or change our services upon receiving “do-not-track” signals, as the term appears in Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code §§ 22575(b)(5). For more information about DNT signals, visit http://allaboutdnt.com.
How you can access and correct your personal information
We will take reasonable steps to make sure that the personal information we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete and up-to-date. You can ensure certain personal details (i.e., name, address, email, phone, etc) are updated in your account settings on ADFREEWAY.com or Contact Us.
How to contact us
All capitalized terms included but not defined herein, are defined in the ADFREEWAY Terms & Conditions.
During an eligible ADFREEWAY Rewards Campaign, you can enroll your device to earn Tokens redeemable for Rewards by completing the following steps: