Found ID™ Terms of Service

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS THROUGH USE

By accessing or using this site, or by purchasing services for you or others, you agree to all terms, conditions, and notices contained or referenced herein (the "Terms of Use"). If you do not agree to these Terms of Use please do not use this site or purchase the service. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to update or revise these Terms of Use. Please check the Terms periodically for changes. Your continued access to or use of this site following the posting of any changes to the Terms of Use constitutes acceptance of those changes.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

Found ID, Inc. helps people recover things they have lost and allows people to return things they find using the Found ID Online Network. Members receive a unique seven-digit ID number and ways to label their items. For example, stickers and tags can be harmlessly affixed to items such as school books, laptops, cell phones or keys. These IDs display their unique Found ID and instructions on how to report a found item. Once the Finder enters the unique ID into Found ID's system, Found ID instantly sends the member an email and/or text with the Finder's contact info and/or message.

Found ID is not an insurance policy. We are not responsible for lost or found items, nor are we responsible in any way for the retrieval of items or incidents that occur surrounding a lost or found event. Your personal safety is solely your responsibility. Please read our Safety page for tips. Found ID, Inc. makes every effort to protect your privacy and safety by providing a unique identifier to affix on your personal belongings and giving those who find lost, missing or stolen items and our Members the choice on how they want to contact each other and the ability to remain anonymous.

DEFINITION OF SERVICES

Found ID requires a one-time fee to gain membership into our system. Memberships are valid as long as FoundID.com is operating as a business online. Found ID may at times white-label our service to other entities by putting their branding on our ID tags and stickers, but still use the Found ID framework to do the found reporting to our members. These entities buy Found ID memberships and gift them (i.e. as a premium, thank you, benefit, renewal gift). The recipients of the gift are full Found ID members and enjoy all the benefits of membership. They will be treated with the care and diligence we give all our members and are bound to these Terms of Use.

FINDERS

People who return lost items are essential to our Found ID service. We believe that people are good and if we can make it easier to be good, then so much the better. We give our "Finders" multiple methods to report a lost or missing item and options to be contacted by our members. Finders can opt to be contacted by email, text, phone, or they can remain anonymous by sending the Found ID member a detailed message. To leave a message Finders must utilize the web site to send it to the Found ID member.

Found ID, Inc. will not contact the Finders in any marketing capacity. We feel they already know that our system works and hope the experience entices them to join. For the safety and security of our Found ID members, Found ID, Inc. will hold the Finder's information for 30 days and then will purge it.

Thank you Finders. We all have the ability to be like you!

RULES OF SERVICE

Found ID, Inc. expects all our users, both those who find missing items and members, to follow these simple principles:

  • Act in good faith when returning or receiving a lost item. (Golden rule. Play nice. Return unto others as you would have returned to you.)
  • Do not transmit any unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable or harmful information of any kind;
  • Do not transmit any information or software that contains a virus, worm, Trojan horse or other harmful or disruptive component; or
  • Do not transmit materials in violation of another party's copyright or other intellectual property rights.
  • Found ID, Inc. has the right to monitor the site and site-related services and to disclose any information necessary to operate the site properly, to protect itself and its sponsors and customers, and to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests.
  • All personal information you provide Found ID, Inc. is true, complete, and accurate. You are responsible to update it accordingly.
  • Found ID, Inc. reserves the right to prohibit any user who, in Found ID, Inc's sole discretion, violates the Code of Conduct or other terms of this Agreement from using the site and related services. Such prohibition may occur with or without notice to the user.

Access and Registration. Certain sections of our site require you to register. If registration is required, you agree to provide accurate and complete registration information. It is your responsibility to inform Found ID of any changes to that information. If we discover that you have registered using partially or entirely false information, we may immediately terminate your access to and use of our website, or any products or services without notice. Each registration is for a single person only, unless specifically designated otherwise on the registration page. Found ID does not permit a) any other person to use the registered sections under your name; or b) access through a single name being made available to multiple users on a network. You are responsible for preventing such unauthorized use. If you believe there has been unauthorized use, you must notify Found ID immediately by emailing support@FoundID.com. By accessing or registering on our site, you agree that you are responsible for protecting your password from compromise, release or discovery by any unauthorized person. If your password has been compromised, you must change it immediately.

General Restrictions. You agree to use our information only for appropriate, legal purposes, and in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Additionally, you agree that our databases, materials and information may not be used to bother, stalk, harass, threaten or embarrass any individual. You may not use the service to look up or attempt to contact celebrities or other public persons, or to locate individuals for purposes other than to return lost or missing items. Information shall not be provided or resold to any other person or entity without our prior written consent in each instance. All use of our site can be tracked, and (as noted below) you consent to such tracking and to the provision of all information about your use of our site to law enforcement and others as may be useful to respond to allegations that our service or information has been misused. Found ID generally reserves the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of these terms and conditions and to take any action we deem appropriate including but not limited to reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclosing any information necessary or appropriate to such persons or entities relating to user profiles, e-mail addresses, usage history, posted materials, IP addresses and traffic information.

Misuse. In the event that we believe that the site or any of our information or materials has been misused, we will contact relevant investigative and law enforcement agencies (as appropriate) and will provide them with all data needed to conduct an investigation. You consent to the provision of its information (including search key data) for such investigative purposes. You further agree to fully cooperate with all audits of our customers and our systems generally. Found ID systems and services may not be electronically accessed by automated programs or other data extraction systems without our prior written authorization. Found ID reserves the right to cancel or not offer its service to any user that it deems is inappropriately using its services.

TERMINATION

Found ID, Inc. reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to or use of all or part of this site, with or without notice at any time for any reason or no reason.

PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

You acknowledge and agree that all content and materials available on this site, including without limitation all text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, and software, are protected by U.S. and international copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights and laws. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement, and assembly) of all content on this site is the exclusive property of Found ID Inc., and is also protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Except as expressly authorized by Found ID Inc., you agree 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. Notwithstanding the above, you may print or download one copy of the materials or content on this site on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Systematic retrieval of data or other content from this site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory without written permission from Found ID Inc., is prohibited. In addition, use of the content or materials for any purpose not expressly permitted in these Terms and Conditions is prohibited. Found ID Inc., FoundId.com, and accompanying graphics, logos, and artwork, are trademarks of Found ID Inc., or of its subsidiaries or affiliates, in the United States and in other countries. These trademarks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not associated with Found ID, Inc., nor in any manner that may cause confusion among users and customers, nor in any manner that disparages or discredits Found ID Inc.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES; GRANT OF LIMITED LICENSE

Intellectual Property. Found ID's website and its products and services are the property of Found ID and are protected by applicable intellectual property laws. Found ID retains all title, ownership rights, and intellectual property rights in and to its website, products, services and features. You agree to abide by any copyright notice or other restriction contained in any individual information, software, or other material accessible through any of the same.

  • Copyrights: All of the content of Found ID's website, products and services, including text, art, graphics, logos, button icons, images, pictures, audio clips and software, is and shall remain the property of Found ID, our partners, affiliates, content providers or licensors, and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Except as granted in the limited license above, any other use of this content, including modification, transmission, presentation, distribution or republication, is prohibited without the express prior written consent of Found ID in each instance.
  • Service Marks and Trademarks: Found ID's website, products and services use and contain numerous service marks as denoted by the registration indicator ® or the designation "TM" or "SM". All service marks, trademarks, trade names, trade dress, and brand names of Found ID, whether registered or unregistered, are the property of Found ID and are protected by U.S. and international law. Except as granted in the limited license above, any use of these intellectual property assets is expressly prohibited without the express prior written consent of Found ID in each instance.
    Please be advised that Found ID and other owners of intellectual property licensed into any Found ID products or services actively and aggressively pursue their intellectual property rights to the maximum extent allowable by law.

By posting or submitting content to this site, you grant Found ID, Inc. the irrevocable and unconditional right and license to use, reproduce, display, perform, create derivative works, adapt, modify, distribute, have distributed, and promote the content in any form, anywhere and for any purpose, in any media now known or later devised, throughout the universe, free of all liens and encumbrances and subject to no obligation whatsoever to pay any royalties or other monies to you or any third party. You warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content and that public posting and use of your content by Found ID, Inc. will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party. You agree to indemnify and hold Found ID™, its directors, officers, employees, contractors representatives and agents harmless from any liability or damages (including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs) arising from or relating to any content you post or submit or cause to be posted or submitted to our site.

RISK OF LOSS

The risk of loss for any items or title thereto listed or described on the site remains at all times with you.

MISUSE OF FOUND ID™ STICKERS

You declare you are the legal owners of any item or animal for which the ID tags and service are being purchased. Found ID does not condone nor will be held liable for the purchase and use of tags for items or animals not owned by the Found ID Member. Found ID is also not responsible or liable for any lost or stolen stickers that are misused by a third party.

UNREGISTERED FOUND IDS

If you don't complete the full registration process, Found ID cannot contact you if your items are lost and then found by a good Samaritan. (Don't be lazy!)

FOUND ID MEMBER INFORMATION

The Found ID member is solely responsible for keeping their contact information current and correct. (If you don't update your email address and phone number, we can't be held responsible for not being able to contact you.)

THIRD PARTY SITES

The internet is a fantastic place, but also a place where sometimes other parties aren't as darn nice as we are. Some people are sometimes downright malicious, mean, and plain old icky. Third party sites are not our responsibility. They are not under the control of Found ID, Inc. and you understand and agree that Found ID, Inc. is not and cannot be responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of such sites. The inclusion of such a link does not imply endorsement of the site by Found ID, Inc. or any association with its operators.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

All content, materials, information, software, products (physical and virtual), and services included in or available through this site (the "Content") are provided "as is" and "as available" for your use. The Content is provided without representations or warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. There are no implied indemnities of any kind. Found ID, Inc., its subsidiaries, its affiliates, and its licensors and licensees do not represent or warrant that any Content is accurate, reliable or correct; that this site will be available at any particular time or location; that any defects or errors will be corrected; or that any Content is free of viruses or other harmful components. Your use of this site is solely at your risk. Because some jurisdictions do not permit the exclusion of certain warranties, these exclusions may not apply to you.

LIMITATIONS OF LOST & FOUND SERVICE

THE INFORMATION IN THIS SITE IS PROVIDED "AS-IS, WHERE-IS", WITH NO GUARANTEE OF COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, OR OF THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THIS INFORMATION, AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY IMPLIED INDEMNITIES. BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS SITE, YOU AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL FOUND ID, ITS RELATED COMPANIES OR CORPORATIONS, OR ITS AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MANAGERS, MEMBERS OR EMPLOYEES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR (1) ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OR OMITTED FROM ANY FOUND ID PRODUCT OR SERVICE OR THIS SITE, (2) ANY RELIANCE ON SUCH INFORMATION WHETHER OR NOT THE INFORMATION IS CORRECT, CURRENT OR COMPLETE (3) ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION IN THIS SITE. OR (4) FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, LOST PROFITS, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL FOUND ID, INC., ITS SUBSIDIARIES, OR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, REPRESENTATIVES, AGENTS, LICENSORS OR LICENSEES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS SITE. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF FOUND ID, INC. HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. FOUND ID, INC. IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INFORMATION THAT EITHER PARTY REVEALS TO EACH OTHER BEFORE, DURING, OR AFTER A LOST OR FOUND EVENT. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, FOUND ID, INC.'S LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

INDEMNIFICATION

Upon a request by Found ID, Inc., you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Found ID, Inc. and its subsidiary and other affiliated companies, and their employees, contractors, officers, and directors from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including attorney's fees, that arise from your use or misuse of this site or the Found ID, Inc. service. Found ID, Inc. reserves the right, at it own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with Found ID, Inc. in asserting any available defenses.

INTERNATIONAL USE

Although the site is accessible worldwide, not all products or services discussed or referenced in the site are available to all persons or in all geographic locations or jurisdictions. Found ID, Inc. Inc. makes no representation that materials on this site are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal or prohibited. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. Found ID, Inc. reserves the right to limit the provision of any product or service to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction it so desires, in its sole discretion, and to limit the quantities of any such product or service that it provides. Any offer for any product or service made in the site is void where prohibited. In accordance with the European Union Data Protection Directive and other similar regulations, you give your express permission for Found ID, Inc. to do the following:

  • Transfer your personal data across national boundaries,
  • Store this data in one or more countries,
  • Provide this data to law enforcement agencies, manufacturers, insurance companies, credit card processors, etc. as needed to provide the services for which the data was collected.
  • You also agree to update the data to ensure that the data stored is accurate.

CHOICE OF LAW AND FORUM

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington, excluding its conflicts of law rules. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions or your use of this site shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in King County in the State of Washington, and you further agree and submit to, and hereby waive any objection and challenge to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action.

Infringement Notification Policy.

If you believe that any material appearing on the site constitutes copyright or trademark infringement, you need to send a written notice to our designated agent at Lane Powell PC. In your written notice, you will need to include:

(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
(ii) Identification of the copyrighted or trademarked work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works or marks at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works or marks at that site.
(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material (e.g., a URL).
(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
(v) A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright or mark owner, its agent, or the law.
(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

SEVERABILITY AND INTEGRATION

Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Found ID, Inc. with respect to this site and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written, or electronic). Your use of the site, however, is subject to the additional disclaimers and caveats that may appear throughout the site. If any part of these Terms and Conditions is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. The failure of Found ID, Inc. to enforce any right or provision in these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by Found ID, Inc.

OTHER IMPORTANT LEGAL

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Found ID with respect to the general use of any Found ID products services, subject to any specialized agreements which you may be required to agree to, such as employment search products and services or enterprise products and services. Your use of Found ID products is also subject to our privacy policy. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software. Failure by either of us to insist on the strict performance of any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement in one or more cases shall not be considered a waiver or relinquishment for the future of any such term or condition or of any other term or condition. Found ID reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these terms and conditions of use, including but not limited to the right to block access from a particular internet address to any Found ID website, its products, services or features.

COMMUNICATION

Found ID primarily uses email to communicate with its customers. All purchase receipts, confirmation notices, and welcome messages are delivered through electronic communications. Found ID may periodically communicate service and other suitable updates with its customers via email.

YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD AND APPROVED OF THIS AGREEMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS TERMS.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED HEREIN REPRESENT AN AGREED ALLOCATION OF RISK WHICH IS REFLECTED IN THE OBLIGATIONS HEREUNDER SUCH AS THE DISCLAIMER OF ALL WARRANTIES AND THE LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY. FOUND ID COULD NOT PROVIDE ITS PRODUCTS OR SERVICES TO YOU AT THE CURRENT PRICING "BUT FOR" YOUR AGREEMENT TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

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