We will not...
- Share your data with marketers or advertisers.
- Contact your customers.
- Identify you to other Sift customers as the source of any data in our models.
- Claim ownership of your data.
- Use your data to discover relevant fraud patterns for you and other Sift customers.
- Add the fraud patterns we discover to our global model so that we can better prevent fraud for you and other Sift customers.
- Pursue opportunities to enrich our global model, including using third party services.
- Publish aggregated fraud patterns for informational purposes, like this blog post.
- Protect data as described in our agreement.
You need to...
- Comply with all applicable laws.
- Comply with all of your commitments to third parties.
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This highlight is not a substitute for reading the Terms of Service. We provide these Key Points to help answer frequently asked questions about our Terms of Service. Please note, however, that these Key Points are qualified by the actual Terms of Service, which you should read in its entirety.
Sift Science Terms of Service
Last updated: October 17, 2018
Sift provides a cloud-based, machine learning platform that is used to predict user intent and prevent fraudulent activity in real time (the "Sift Service"). The Sift Service identifies patterns in data, using custom and global models that leverage both the specific customer’s data and the data provided by all other customers. The Sift Service enables companies to streamline and automate their user review to help prevent misuse of their assets and services.
Sift provides the Sift Service subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service (this "Agreement"). To obtain the Sift Service, this Agreement must be reviewed and accepted by the party that will use the Sift Service ("Customer"). Acceptance by Customer is indicated by clicking on the "I Accept" button or other click-through mechanism provided.
Please review the terms of this Agreement carefully. Once accepted, this Agreement becomes a legally-binding commitment for both Customer and Sift.
Please review the terms of this Agreement carefully. Once accepted, this Agreement becomes a legally-binding commitment for both Customer and Sift.
In consideration of the foregoing and the terms below, the parties hereby agree as follows:
1. Sift Service
1.1 Service Generally. Customer wishes to use the Sift Service in connection with its services and properties (the "Customer Properties"). Sift will provide the Sift Service in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. Sift will provide Customer application programming interfaces, SDKs and other technologies (collectively, the "APIs") to enable Customer to access and implement the Sift Service in connection with the Customer Properties. Through the APIs and management console, Customer may submit data and information to the Sift Service as agreed by Customer (collectively, the "Raw Data"). Based on Sift’s analysis of the Raw Data alone and in combination with other data in the Sift Service, Sift will provide Customer with analytical results (the "Analytical Results").
1.2. Protection of Data.
General. As between the parties, Customer owns the Raw Data and Sift owns the Analytical Results. Sift will use Raw Data only as described in this Agreement and will maintain appropriate administrative, technical, organizational and physical security measures to protect Raw Data against unauthorized access, disclosure and loss. Sift will notify Customer promptly of any suspected or actual breach of the security of Customer’s account. Sift will not collect any data or information through the APIs or otherwise through any Customer Properties, other than as agreed by Customer. Sift will notify Customer promptly in the event it becomes aware of any Breach. "Breach" means a breach of security leading to the accidential or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to, Raw Data.
Additional Use of Raw Data. Additional Use of Raw Data. Subject to the terms of this Section, Customer agrees that Sift may use the Raw Data for as long as reasonably necessary for the limited purpose of providing fraud detection and prevention services to third-party customers of the Sift Service, as determined by Sift in its reasonable discretion. In connection with such use, the Raw Data will be aggregated with raw data from the other customers of the Sift Service. In addition, results provided to other third party customers of the Sift Service will not include any identifiers of Customer as the source of any data.
Data Protection Agreement. If the parties enter into any separate agreement or addendum concerning data protection, then such terms will be governed by this Agreement and, in the event of any conflict between such and this Agreement, this Agreement will control. In any event, Customer acknowledges that Sift does not merely process data but controls the means and purpose of the data processing contemplated by this Agreement.
Deletion of Data. Upon termination of this Agreement, Customer may request deletion of the Raw Data. Subject to the provisions of Section 1.2(b) (Additional Use of Raw Data), Sift will perform such deletion within ninety days.
1.3 Marketing. Subject to Customer’s consent and any trademark usage guidelines provided by Customer, Sift may use Customer’s name and logo in any customer list promoting the Sift Service.
2. Customer Commitments
2.1 Restrictions. Restrictions. Customer will use the Sift Service (for clarity, including the Analytical Results) only: (a) for its internal fraud detection and prevention purposes; (b) in accordance with the terms of this Agreement; and (c) in accordance with Sift’s reasonable instructions, including compliance with the Acceptable Use Policy located here, which Sift may update reasonably from time to time. Customer will not engage in any activity that violates any contractual or other rights of any third parties or that disrupts the Sift Service, including circumvention of any access or use restrictions. Customer will not transfer, resell, license or otherwise make the Sift Service available to third parties. For clarity, the foregoing limitation applies to the Analytics Results and any other information derived from use of the Sift Service, as well as the service itself. Customer will be solely responsible for all use of the Sift Service under its account, including the acts and omissions of its users. Customer will notify Sift immediately if Customer becomes aware of any unauthorized use or other compromise of Customer’s account.
2.2 Compliance. In connection with its activities hereunder, Customer will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations (collectively, "Applicable Laws") and any contractual or other obligation Customer has to any third party. Customer is solely responsible for ensuring that its use of the Sift Service does not violate the Applicable Laws of the jurisdictions in which Customer does business. Customer will not use the Sift Service for purposes not contemplated by this Agreement, such as background checks, decisions concerning the extension of credit or offer of employment to any individual or in any other way where such use may cause Sift to violate any Applicable Law. Customer will ensure that the Raw Data does not include any sensitive personal information, such as, full financial account information, full government identification numbers, account passwords, health-related information or any other information that deemed “sensitive” under applicable law.
3.1 Fees and Payment Terms. Unless otherwise agreed in writing by the parties, Customer will pay the fees further described at siftscience.com/pricing as such may be modified by Sift from time to time (the "Fees"). All Fees, including any monthly minimum Fees paid by Customer, are non-refundable. Minimum Fees paid may not be rolled into any future time period. Sift may charge interest on any unpaid amount due at the rate of one percent per month, or at the maximum rate permitted by law, whichever is lower, from the date such payment was due until the date it is paid. In the event Sift pursues collection of any overdue Fees payable hereunder, Customer will reimburse all reasonable third party costs and fees incurred by Sift in connection with those collection activities.
3.2 Taxes. The Fees do not include any local, state, federal, VAT or other taxes, levies or duties of any nature. Customer is responsible for paying any such taxes, excluding taxes based on Sift's income, payable by Sift without regard to the transactions contemplated by this Agreement. If applicable, Sift reserves the right to gross up any Fees, if any required withholding prevents Sift from receiving the full amount of the Fees.
4.1 Definitions. "Confidential Information" means information provided to the receiving party ("Receiving Party") that is designated by the disclosing party ("Disclosing Party") as "confidential" or "proprietary" or that a reasonable person would understand to be confidential given the nature of the information and the circumstances of the disclosure. "Confidential Information" does not include information that: (a) is or becomes generally known to the public through no fault of the Receiving Party; (b) is in the Receiving Party’s possession prior to receipt from the Disclosing Party; (c) is acquired by the Receiving Party from a third party without breach of a confidentiality obligation; or (d) is independently developed by Receiving Party without reference to the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information. Customer’s Confidential Information includes the Raw Data. Sift’s Confidential Information includes the APIs, the Analytical Results and all documentation provided to Customer hereunder.
4.2 Confidentiality Obligations. Receiving Party will use Confidential Information solely as contemplated by this Agreement and will disclose such information only to its employees, agents, vendors, and contractors who are bound by obligations of confidentiality at least as strict as those contained in this Section. Receiving Party will use reasonable care to protect Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information and to prevent unauthorized disclosure of Confidential Information. Confidential Information is and will remain the exclusive property of the Disclosing Party. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Receiving Party will, upon written request, destroy all copies of the Disclosing Party’s Confidential Information that are in its possession or control.
4.3 Product Input. Notwithstanding any provision in this Agreement to the contrary, Sift may use, develop and implement any information, suggestions, comments or other input provided by Customer or any of its users (collectively, "Input") in connection with the development, operation, marketing and sale of the Sift Service, in its discretion and with no compensation to any person providing Input. Customer represents that it has not, and will not, knowingly provide Input that is subject to any third party intellectual property rights.
Customer will defend, indemnify and hold harmless Sift, its officers, directors and employees against any third party claim, demand, suit, investigation or proceeding relating to any violation or alleged violation by Customer of the terms of this Agreement.
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THIS AGREEMENT, THE SIFT SERVICE AND ALL RELATED SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" AND ANY PROMISES CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT ARE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, ALL OF WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. SIFT DOES NOT REPRESENT THAT THE SIFT SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE OR MEET CUSTOMER’S REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE ANALYTICAL RESULTS WILL BE ACCURATE OR COMPLETE. CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT, AS A SAAS-BASED SERVICE, THE FUNCTIONALITY AND INTERFACES OF THE SIFT SERVICE MAY CHANGE OVER TIME.
7. Limitation of Liability
EXCEPT AS DESCRIBED IN THIS PARAGRAPH, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER IN TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, WILL EITHER PARTY BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY CHARACTER, INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOST PROFITS, LOST SALES OR BUSINESS, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, LOST DATA, OR FOR ANY AND ALL OTHER SIMILIAR DAMAGES OR LOSSES, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED, KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS WILL NOT APPLY TO ANY BREACH OF SECTION 2 (CUSTOMER COMMITMENTS), SECTION 4 (CONFIDENTIALITY) OR ANY AMOUNTS PAYABLE TO A THIRD PARTY UNDER SECTION 5 (INDEMNIFICATION).
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER IN TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, WILL SIFT BE LIABLE TO CUSTOMER FOR ANY DAMAGES, COSTS, OR LIABILITIES IN AGGREGATE IN EXCESS OF THE AMOUNTS PAID BY CUSTOMER IN THE TWELVE MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO THE CUSTOMER’S INITIAL CLAIM.
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION ALLOCATE THE RISKS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES, AND THE PARTIES HAVE RELIED ON THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH HEREIN IN DETERMINING WHETHER TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT.
8. Term and Termination
8.1 Term and Termination. The term of this Agreement will commence on the Effective Date and will continue until terminated by either party as provided in this Section. Customer may terminate this Agreement at any time subject to the termination instructions provided by Sift. Sift may terminate this Agreement for its convenience on fifteen days notice to Customer. Either party may terminate this Agreement immediately on written notice to the other party if the other party files for bankruptcy; becomes or is declared insolvent, or is subject to any proceedings related to its liquidation, insolvency or the appointment of a receiver or similar officer for it; makes an agreement for the benefit of all or substantially all of its creditor; or enters into an agreement for the cancellation, extension, or readjustment of substantially all of its obligations.
8.2 Suspension of Sift Service. Notwithstanding any provision herein to the contrary, Sift may temporarily suspend the Sift Service in the event of any activity by Customer or any of its users that has (or in Sift’s reasonable assessment is likely to have) an adverse effect on the operation of the Sift Service.
8.3 Survival. The provisions of this Section and the following Sections will survive any termination of this Agreement: Section 1.2 (Protection of Data), Section 2 (Customer Commitments), Section 3 (Payment), Section 4 (Confidentiality), Section 5 (Indemnification), Section 6 (Disclaimer), Section 7 (Limitation of Liability) and Section 9 (General).
9.1 Ownership. Sift and its third party licensors will retain all ownership interest in and to the Sift Service and its underlying systems. Customer’s rights under this Agreement are limited to those expressly stated in herein.
9.2 Force Majeure. Neither party will be liable under this Agreement for non-performance caused by events or conditions beyond that party's control if the party makes reasonable efforts to perform.
9.3 Notices. Marketing and business-related notices may be delivered by email. Any legal notices relating to this Agreement must be in writing and sent to each party at its then-current primary place of business or such other address provided by the recipient. All notices will be sent by major commercial delivery courier service or mailed in a manner that requires signature by the recipient.
9.4 Governing Law. This Agreement and any disputes hereunder will be governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflict of law principles, and any litigation concerning this Agreement will be submitted to and resolved by a court of competent jurisdiction in San Francisco, California.
9.5 Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties concerning the subject matter herein and supersedes any and all prior communications and agreements whether written or oral concerning the subject matter hereof, including any previously executed Non-Disclosure Agreement. Each party hereby acknowledges that no reliance is placed on any representation made but not referenced in this Agreement. No purchase order or other text that purports to modify or supplement the printed text of this Agreement will add to or vary the terms of this Agreement.
9.6 Interpretation. The term "including" as used through this Agreement is intended to mean "including without limitation."
9.7 Modifications; Severability. Except as expressly provided herein, any modification to this Agreement must be made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of each party. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable, such provision will be reformed to the extent necessary to make it enforceable, and such holding will not impair the enforceability of the remaining provisions.
9.8 Waiver. The failure by a party to exercise any right hereunder or enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not waive such party's right to exercise that or any other right in the future.
9.9 No Agency. Nothing herein will be construed to create a partnership, joint venture or any type of agency relationship between Sift and Customer.