Terms of Service
Last Updated: March 10, 2023
By accessing or using the applications and services owned or operated by Simtek, Inc., whether through our software app(s) or website (our "Services") or Hardware, you are accepting and agreeing to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth below (these "Terms").
We may modify the Terms at any time, in our sole discretion. If you don't agree to be bound by the modified Terms then you may no longer use the Services. Because our Services continue to evolve, we may change or discontinue all or any part of the Services, at any time and without notice, in our sole discretion.
Subject to your compliance with these Terms, Simtek grants you a limited non-exclusive, non-transferable license to download and install a copy of our software app (the "App") on a mobile device that you own or control and to run such copy of the App and use our Services solely for your own personal non-commercial purposes. We reserve all rights in and to the App and Services not expressly granted to you under these Terms. You may not: (i) copy, modify or create derivative works based on the App or Services; (ii) distribute, transfer, sublicense, lend or rent the App or Hardware to any third party; (iii) reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the App or Hardware or Software or (iv) make the functionality of the App or Services available to multiple users through any means.
Unauthorized Reselling Prohibition
Simtek products are intended for personal or internal use by our customers and authorized partners only. You are expressly prohibited from engaging in any form of unauthorized resale, distribution, or commercial exploitation of any Simtek product(s) without the explicit written consent of Simtek Incorporated. Any such unauthorized activities may result in legal action, including but not limited to injunctive relief, damages, and recovery of legal fees. We take the protection of our products and brand integrity seriously and will vigorously enforce this prohibition against unauthorized reselling.
Downloading Our App
When you download our App from the Apple App Store, Google Play or other app store or app distribution platform (an "App Store"), you acknowledge and agree that:
- These Terms are concluded between us, and not with the App Store, and that we (not the App Store), are solely responsible for our App.
- The App Store has no obligation to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to our App or handle any warranty claims.
- The App Store is not responsible for addressing any claims you have relating to our App, including product liability claims, consumer protection claims, intellectual property infringement claims, or any claim that our App fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement.
- The App Store is a third party beneficiary of these Terms and has the right to enforce these Terms against you (as it relates to your license of our App through their App Store). You must also comply with the App Store's terms of service when using our App.
Creating an Account
In order to use certain features of our Services, you must have an account with us. By creating an account, you represent that (a) all required information you provide is truthful and accurate; (b) you are of legal age to agree to these Terms; and (c) your use of our Services does not violate any applicable law or regulation or these Terms. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for any and all use of your account. You should notify us immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account or access to your password. You may not (a) use the account or username of any other user; (b) allow someone else to use your account or username; or (c) sell, lend, transfer, or otherwise share your account, temporarily or permanently, with someone else. If you violate these Terms, we reserve the right to issue you a warning, suspend or even terminate your account (along with your ability to access and use the Services).
To pay any fee, you must designate and provide information about your preferred payment method (e.g., credit card, online payment service, a third party, like iTunes or Google Play, or any other payment method made available by Simtek) (the “Payment Method”). If you provide your payment information, you authorize us and certain third party service providers, payment card networks and payment processors to receive, store and encrypt your payment information. You represent and warrant that you have the legal right to use your selected Payment Method and any payment information provided by you. You may switch to a different Payment Method or update your information by visiting the account portal in the Simtek mobile app. If your payment provider determines that there are fraudulent charges on your account resulting from use of your Payment Method at the Services, please contact us immediately via firstname.lastname@example.org You acknowledge and agree that we have no liability with respect to any act or omission by your payment provider.
Subscription Data Plan Fees
In order to access certain functionalities of the Hardware and Services, you are required to pay certain subscription fees (“Subscription Fees”). Subscription Fees, along with any required taxes, may be paid on a monthly or annual basis, as selected by you. All Subscription Fees are payable in advance. If you upgrade your subscription or add new categories of service to your account, such changes may result in a new billing date. You agree to pay the Subscription Fees, and other charges you incur in connection with your Simtek account, whether on a one-time or subscription basis. Simtek reserves the right to increase Subscription Fees, any associated taxes, or to institute new fees at any time upon notice. There are no refunds for already paid subscription data plan fees. You may cancel your subscription data plan at any time by emailing email@example.com which will take effect from the next billing date going forward. Until your subscription dataplan is cancelled, your hardware and services will continue to operate normally.
Data Plans and Simcards
Your sensor comes pre-installed with it's own Simtek simcard that Simtek operates. As part of your agreement with our terms of service and policies, you agree not to remove the simcard and agree not to use the simcard for any other purpose other than your hardware and agree not to accrue data, charges, sms, voice or other connections on the simcard. The simcard pre-installed with your Simtek sensor is to be only used in conjunction with that specific Simtek hardware; you are not allowed to install this simcard in other devices, period. Examples include your smartphone, car, tv, tablets, e-readers or any other similar device. Our simcards include unlimited data, but only for the Simtek sensor and not non-authorized devices. Simtek will be notified when a simcard is removed and starts on another device. Any breach of this clause may result in legal action, and you will be liable for any and all charges not related to your Simtek Hardware, in addition to further damages and penalties.
Subscription Fees will be billed automatically at the start of the monthly or annual period, as applicable. These fees will auto-renew until your Subscription Fees are cancelled. You may cancel your Subscription Fees at any time, as described below.
Cancellation of Simtek Subscription Fees
If you signed up for a monthly or annual subscription, you may cancel your Subscription Fees by by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the future, we may provide you an option to downgrade or cancel through our app or website, but this is currently not available. The cancellation of a Subscription will go into effect at the end of your current billing cycle. When your Subscription ends, your will still be able to use your Simtek products, but will need your own simcard. You can renew your subscription at any time without opening a new account, however, you acknowledge and agree that Subscription Fees may have increased meanwhile. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL SALES ARE FINAL. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A REFUND OF ANY PORTION OF THE SUBSCRIPTION FEES PAID FOR THE THEN CURRENT SUBSCRIPTION PERIOD (WHETHER MONTHLY OR ANNUAL) AT THE TIME OF CANCELLATION.
Your Subscription may start with a free trial. The free trial period for any subscription will last for the period of time specified when you signed up or purchased the product. Free trials may not be combined with certain other offers, as specified. If you begin your subscription with a free trial, we will begin billing your Payment Method for monthly or annual Subscription Fees at the end of the free trial period unless you cancel your membership prior to the end of the free trial period.
Alerts and Notification
As part of the Services we provide, you may (if enabled) receive push notifications, text messages, alerts, emails, or other types of messages directly sent to you outside or inside the App ("Push Messages"). You have control over the Push Messages settings, and can opt in or out of these Push Messages through the Services (with the possible exception of infrequent, important service announcements and administrative messages). Please be aware that third party messaging fees may occur for some of the Push Messages depending on the message plan you have with your wireless carrier.
Content You Provide
You are responsible for the content, such as any text, images, and other material and information, that you upload or post on or through our Services (your "Content"), and its legality, reliability, and appropriateness. You should only upload or post Content that you create or have the right to use and publish. By uploading or posting your Content you give us the right and license to store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works of, publish, distribute, transfer, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, and use your Content in connection with providing our Services. You agree that we can also make your Content available to other users of the Services, who may view and/or use your Content, subject to these Terms.
We have the right (but not the obligation) to review any or all portions of your Content and delete (or modify) any of your Content from our Services for any reason, including if we believe, in our sole judgment, your Content violates these Terms, or that we believe threatens the safety of, or harms any other person, or creates liability for us or any other person. We reserve the right (but have no obligation) to investigate and take appropriate action, including removing your Content from our Services (or modifying it), suspending or terminating your account and/or suspending or terminating the provision of our Services to you, and/or reporting you to law enforcement authorities, if you violate any provision of these Terms. In order to cooperate with governmental requests, subpoenas or court orders, to protect our systems, service providers, partners, and other users, or to ensure the integrity and operation of our business and systems, we may access and disclose any information or content we consider necessary or appropriate, including your account information (i.e. name, e-mail address, etc.), IP address and traffic information, usage history, your Content, and your conduct.
You agree not to do any of the following:
- Use the Services or Content for any commercial purpose or for the benefit of any third party or in any manner not permitted by these Terms. This includes any unauthorized reselling of the hardware, dataplan, products and services;
- Use the Services to track the location of, or collect any personally identifiable information from, any other person without their express permission;
- Intercept or "sniff" the communication packets between the Simtek hardware and mobile devices or attempt to reverse engineer the Simtek sensors or Simtek protocol;
- Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Services, Simtek's computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Simtek's providers;
- Interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the Services;
- Attempt to access or search the Services or Content or download Content from the Services through the use of any tool, device or mechanism (including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools or the like) other than the software and/or search agents provided by Simtek or other generally available third party web browsers;
- Submit or transmit any Content that: (i) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party's patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; (iv) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (v) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (vi) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any person or entity; or (vii) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances;
- Violate any applicable law or regulation, including by stalking , harassing , or tracking others for unlawful or criminal purposes.
- Encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing.
It is our policy to remove, or disable access to, material that infringes any copyright on our Services after we have been notified by the copyright owner or the copyright owner's legal agent. If you believe that your work has been copied and posted on through our Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our copyright agent with the following information:
- an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
- an identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
- a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on our Services;
- your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
- a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or law;
- a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
Notice of claims of copyright infringement should be sent to our Copyright Agent either via email at email@example.com
Third Party Links
Our Services may contain links to content or services provided by third parties ("Third Party Links"). These Third Party Links are not under our control, and we are not responsible for their content, services, performance, operation, availability, business practices or policies. We are providing these Third Party Links to you only as a convenience but we do not imply any endorsement or recommendation of their content or services, or of any association of us with such third parties. If you access any of these Third Party Links, you do this entirely at your own risk and any charges or obligations you incur in your dealings with these third parties, are your responsibility. The websites available through the Third Party Links are subject to their own terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices.
You acknowledge that all intellectual property rights in our Products, App and Services, including the underlying software and technology and the information and content available on our Services, are owned by us and our suppliers (including other users), and are protected by law throughout the world. If you provide any suggestions, ideas, feedback, or recommendations to us regarding our Products, App or Services ("Feedback"), we may use this Feedback for any purpose and without any obligation to you. By providing us with Feedback, you give us a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully-paid and royalty-free license to use and exploit in any manner any and all Feedback.
You can terminate your account at any time by deleting your device from your Simtek app and cancelling your data plan(s) and by providing notice of termination to us. We reserve the right to terminate or suspend your account or your access to any or all portions of the Services at any time, for any reason, including your violation or breach of any provision in these Terms. Upon termination, all rights and licenses granted to you in these Terms immediately end. If your account or access to our Services is terminated or suspended because you violated these Terms, you will not be entitled to any refund of any fees or payments and you will have no further right to access any of the foregoing or your account.
Simtek Hardware Limited Warranty
Simtek warrants that your Simtek hardware product ("the Product") will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of delivery to the original retail purchaser ("the Warranty Period"). If a defect in the Product arises within the Warranty Period, Simtek will, at its sole option and subject to applicable laws: (a) repair or replace it with a new or refurbished product or component; or (b) refund the original purchase price upon return of the defective Product. This Warranty does not apply to (v) Products that use non-Simtek simcards (w) Products you purchase from unauthorized resellers; (x) where the instructions for use and activation of the Product are not complied with; (y) where the Product is used with a jailbroken or rooted mobile device; or (z) where the Product is damaged as a result of abuse, accident, modification or other causes beyond our reasonable control. Simtek is not liable for any damages or problems that may occur as a result of product defects including but not limited to misuse of the product.
ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCTS ARE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THE APPLICABLE EXPRESS WARRANTY. ALL OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, ARE DISCLAIMED. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary by jurisdiction.
Disclaimer of Warranty for App and Services
We will use reasonable efforts to correct any discovered defects in the App or Services. However, your access to and use of our App and Services is at your own risk. We are not responsible for the content provided by, or the conduct of, any user and you bear the entire risk of using the App and Services and any interactions with other users. Our App and Services are provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis and we do not represent, warrant, or guarantee that the App and Services will be provided uninterrupted, error-free, virus-free, or that defects will be corrected. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES REGARDING THE APP AND SERVICES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. IMPORTANT: WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE APP AND THE SERVICES ARE DESIGNED SOLELY TO HELP YOU MONITOR YOUR PERSONAL ITEMS (SUCH AS LUGGAGE, SAFES, STORAGE UNITS). THEY ARE NOT DESIGNED TO PREVENT ACCESS, ACCIDENTS, THEFTS, SUICIDE NOR DO THEY PROVIDE ANY REAL-TIME TRACKING CAPABILITIES OR PREVENTATIVE CAPABILITIES. WE DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY RESULTING FROM ANY USE OF THE APP, THE PRODUCT AND/OR THE SERVICES FOR ANY PURPOSE OTHER THAN THEIR INTENDED DESIGN. If applicable law requires any warranties with respect to our App or Services, all such warranties are limited in duration to thirty (30) days from the date of your first use or the minimum duration allowed by law.
Limitation of Liability
EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED BY LAW, WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, REVENUES, OR DATA, COST OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, HOWEVER CAUSED AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY, RELATED TO OR ARISING OUT OF THESE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF THE PRODUCTS, APP OR SERVICE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, OUR TOTAL LIABILITY FOR ANY CLAIM RELATED TO OR ARISING OUT OF THESE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF THE PRODUCTS, APP OR SERVICE, IS LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR THE PRODUCT IN THE 12 MONTHS BEFORE THE CLAIM AROSE.
OUR PRODUCTS ARE NOT DESIGNED OR INTENDED TO PREVENT ACCESS, NOR TO PREVENT THEFT, SUICIDE, ACCIDENTS OR PREVENT ANYTHING. OUR PRODUCTS ARE DESIGNED TO MONITOR A SPACE AND BECOME MORE ALERT AND AWARE ABOUT SPACES BEING ACCESSED. HOWEVER, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THE APP, THE SERVICE, THE PRODUCT WILL WORK WITHOUT FAIL EVERY TIME, AND WE WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE IN THE EVENT FINANCIAL OR PHYSICAL HARM IS DONE BECAUSE OUR PRODUCT, APP, OR SERVICE WAS NOT PERFORMING. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ALWAYS BE SAFE AND TAKE THE APPROPRIATE STEPS TO SECURE YOUR BELONGINGS.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the above exclusions or limitations may not apply to you.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us with respect to the subject matter and supersedes any prior understandings and agreements. These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to or application of conflicts of law rules or principles. If any part of these Terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.
Third Party Trademarks
Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Google Play, the Google Play logo, and Android are trademarks of Google Inc. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Simtek, Inc. is under license. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.
If you have any questions about these Terms and how it affects you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.