Privacy, Terms & Legal Stuff

Congratulations! You are one of the few that actually reads this stuff. These are the kinds of documents you will have time to read once you are using ShareMyToolbox and no longer waste time running around looking for tools. Now that you’re here, I won’t bore you with legal mumbo jumbo. I’ve taken the legal/privacy/terms statement from the prior company that owned ShareMyToolbox and boiled it down to a few statements that are easy to understand. Here goes:

Commercial Terms

Free Enterprise Trial Subscription. Customers can sign up for a free 14 day trial subscription  and no credit card is required. The free trial is limited to 5 user connections, but all other functionality is not limited. At the trial expiration enterprise functionality is turned off. The customer can continue to use the free version of the software or convert the trial into a paid subscription.

Paid Subscription. The customer can subscribe to ShareMyToolbox on a monthly or annual basis. This means you pay monthly or annually with no long-term commitment required. Typically we offer an annual subscription at a discounted rate, otherwise, why would you want to pay us in advance? We reserve the right to change our rates at anytime.

Subscription Upgrades. If you upgrade your subscription, i.e., add more user connections, your subscription rate will be prorated for the remainder of your term. If you have trouble doing that math, don’t worry because we calculate it onscreen when you upgrade.

Subscription Downgrades. You can downgrade your subscription, i.e., reduce user connections, at anytime. However, downgrades will go into effect at the end of your current subscription term, so you ain’t getting any money back. If you downgrade your subscription you will need to delete user connections for the downgrade to take effect.

Subscription Cancellation. We want to be as clear as possible on cancellations. The customer subscribes online and must cancel online via their login on our website. Do not call us to do this for you. When you cancel a subscription, it will go into effect at the end of the current subscription term. You will still be able to access your subscription until the cancellation goes into effect. Your credit card on file will be charged on a recurring basis until you cancel your subscription.

Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

The www.sharemytoolbox.com website contains information about our products, services and other stuff and anyone can use it. If you don’t agree with anything here, we’re not twisting your arm to stay. Please leave.

Modification/Suspension/Discontinuance of the Website and/or Your Access. We can change, delete, suspend or do whatever we want to the website without letting you know and we have no liability for doing so. That would be stupid, but whatever.

Username and Password. You’re responsible for your user name and password if you have a website login. Use some common sense and don’t write this on a rest area bathroom wall. Let us know if this happens.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use. Do not use our website or the ShareMyToolbox database for anything even remotely illegal. Also, do not interfere with anyone else’s use. If you do, we reserve the right to tattle to the NSA, Secret Service, FBI or local Sheriff’s department.

Privacy Policy. We don’t disclose your personal information to anyone outside of our company or authorized agents. We might use some things, but nothing that identifies you. We think it might be interesting to know how many drills are in the database or something like that, but not much more.

Intended Users. If you’re using our stuff, you agree that you’re over 18 years old. We don’t want anyone younger cataloging their tools, not that they have any. OK, maybe they catalog and share video games. Why this is a legal problem I don’t know. If they do for some reason, we won’t market anything to them, not that we would want to because they have no money anyway.

Posting Content and Interacting with Other Users. ShareMyToolbox allows you to interact with other users we call “connections” or you might make comments on our blog. Perhaps in the future we will add a forum. Nevertheless, here are some rules for this:

(a) Rules Regarding Posting Content. You’re responsible for your posts. Don’t do stupid or illegal stuff. If you do, we may delete it or turn you over to the NSA, etc. etc.

(b) Ownership of Content. ShareMyToolbox owns whatever you post, particularly if it’s the next million-dollar idea.

We ain’t paying you for anything you post.
Don’t post other people’s stuff (meaning secrets, trademarks, etc.) or violate their privacy. If you do, it’s your problem, not ours, although we’ll make every effort to remove it promptly. This includes us complying with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, another bureaucratic infringement on small businesses.
(c) Retention and Storage. We might save the stuff you post or we might not. Even if you don’t post it we might still save it.

Use of Website Materials and Trademarks. Our website and other materials are ours. Don’t copy, reproduce or distribute anything unless it somehow makes us more money. If you do use our materials then you have to mark it with this:

“© 2015 ShareMyToolbox, LLC. All rights reserved”

If you do choose to violate this provision, we’ll turn you over to the Bureau of Copyright Infringement or whatever other useless government agency that handles such matters.

Links to Third-Party Sites. Our website might have links to other places. Where they take you is not our problem.

Viruses. We try to make sure we don’t have viruses. It would be stupid for us to give paying customers or potential customers a virus. Again, hopefully you have taken common sense measures, such as anti-virus software, to protect yourself. If not, it ain’t our problem.

Warranty Disclaimer. We don’t claim that anything we do is accurate, otherwise known as the Warranty Disclaimer, and we “expressly disclaim” that it will meet anyone’s requirements. Geez, I can’t believe the lawyers make us say this.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. Like we said before (to the extent the law will allow) we’re not liable for anything. If you lose data, get a virus, the website goes down or you’re not satisfied with the website, it’s not our problem. Our lawyers say this is the “limitation of liability” clause. Your sole remedy is to quit using our stuff.

Limitations to the Previous Two Sections. Our lawyers also said that sometimes we can’t limit our liability and make it your problem. If one of those circumstances applies to you, our liability is limited to what you paid us.

Indemnification. If you violate any of our Terms of Use, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless and our officers, directors, employees, agents, successors, and assigns (blah, blah, blah) from and against any and all claims, causes of action, or demands, including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs.

Termination/Access Restriction. We think we said this already, but our lawyer is paid by the word and he insists on stating it again. If you violate any of these Terms of Use, we might terminate your access to the Website, and any related products and services. Anything that happens is not our problem and we won’t return any money. If we terminate you, your account will be disabled and you may not be granted access to your account or any files or other content contained in your account. We might keep a copy for backup purposes though.

Discontinued Use/Survival. If you quit using our stuff for whatever reason, the Terms of Use will still apply.

Modification to Terms of Use. We can change our Terms of Use anytime, so you had better check back here frequently. If we make a big change, we will also notify you by email. Any changes take effect immediately, but we’ll keep old versions for your review.

Contact Us. If you have comments, questions or wish to put us on your Christmas card list, you can reach us here:

Address: 15127 Wyndham Oaks Drive, Charlotte, NC 28277
E-mail: info@sharemytoolbox.com
Phone: (866) 768-TOOL

Severability. If any of our Terms of Use are found to be invalid that doesn’t make everything invalid.

General. (The lawyer needed money for a boat payment on this one). These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina, U.S.A., and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts, both federal and state, in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of our products and services. Use of our stuff is unauthorized in any place that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms of Use. You agree that your only relationship to us is as a customer and nothing else as a result of these Terms of Use or your use of our stuff. Nothing contained in these Terms of Use is in derogation of our right to comply with governmental, court, and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of our stuff or information provided to or gathered by us with respect to such use. If we fail to act with respect to your breach or default of any of these Terms of Use, we are not waiving our right to act with respect to any subsequent and/or similar breach or default. You may not assign, delegate, or transfer your rights or obligations under these Terms of Use, but we might without your permission. Unless otherwise specified in these Terms of Use or agreed by you and us in writing, these Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to our stuff. A printed version of these Terms of Use and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms of Use or your use of our stuff to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. Any rights not expressly granted in these Terms of Use are reserved by ShareMyToolbox.

ShareMyToolbox’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy

ShareMyToolbox, LLC (“SMTB”) has adopted this policy in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA”).

Infringement Policy. If you think we have violated a copyright, let us know and we will respond and remove such material. This doesn’t mean we think we are guilty. This applies to users as well and we may terminate their accounts.

Designated Agent. Our Designated Agent to handle copyright notices is:

ShareMyToolbox, LLC
Attn: DMCA Agent
Address: 15127 Wyndham Oaks Drive, Charlotte, NC 28277
E-mail: info@sharemytoolbox.com
Phone: (866) 768-TOOL

Infringement Notification. If you believe your stuff has been displayed or otherwise used by us in a manner that infringes your copyright, you should send us a snail mail or email to our Designated Agent. If you make a claim that isn’t true, you may be liable for wasting our time and several of our attorney’s boat payments. If you are unsure whether your work has been infringed, we recommend that you contact your attorney before sending notice to our Designated Agent.

You must use the following format for your written notification:

(a) We’re not the brightest people, so make sure you identify in sufficient detail your copyrighted work that you believe we have infringed;

(b) Identify what stuff of ours that you claim infringes your copyrighted work. You must identify everything that you believe infringes, describe how it infringes your work, and describe where it is located with sufficient detail so that we can find it and remove it, proving that we believe that we have infringed on the infringement;

(c) Provide your contact information, including your full name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, date of birth, name of your first-born, mother’s maiden name, social security number and 3 major credit cards (just kidding on the last few);

(d) You must include a statement that, under the penalty of perjury and 20 lashes with a wet noodle, you have a good-faith belief that use of our stuff in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;

(e) You must include a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury and a loss of 15 yards, that you are the copyright owner or that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; and

(f) You must sign the written notification physically, metaphysically or electronically.

In addition to the foregoing, it would help if you included a copy of the copyright Certificate of Registration for your work, if any, or other information that supports your claim that the work is protected by copyright and that you are the owner of that copyright.

Review of Infringement Notices. After the Designated Agent receives your infringement notice, we will review it. If your notice contains the required information as explained above and if we have a good-faith belief that our stuff is infringing your copyright, we will remove or disable access to the infringing stuff.

Counter Notification. The provider of affected stuff may make a counter notification pursuant to the DMCA. Follow the same procedures as the original notification above.

Review of Counter Notification. After the Designated Agent receives your counter notification, we will review it and follow the same procedures as the original notification above.

Other ShareMyToolbox Web Sites. We don’t have any so this doesn’t apply.

Notice. We don’t collect any personal information about you when you visit our website unless you put it in yourself.

Sharemytoolbox.com is a general audience Web site and does not knowingly collect any personal information from children. I would be surprised if children we even remotely interested in tools anyway. We maintains all of the information collected through our website in the United States.

DoubleClick. We use Google Analytics remarketing codes to log when users view specific pages or take specific actions on a website. This allows us to hit you with zillions of ShareMyToolbox ads on every website you visit in the future. If you do not wish to receive this type of advertising from us you can opt out using the DoubleClick opt-out pageor the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Methods of Data Collection. We collect data in the following ways:

  • In registration screens and online forms
  • In the process of sales inquiries
  • In emails sent to us from users
  • From SMTB resellers and distribution partners
  • Choice

If we ever decide to disclose your Personal Information to a third party or use it in a nefarious way, we’ll give you the option to tell us to kiss off. Generally, we would only disclose your Personal Information to a third party that collects or uses it under our instructions or on our behalf.

Security. We will take reasonable precautions to protect your Personal Information.

Data Integrity. We will not process your Personal Information in a way that is incompatible with the purposes for which it has been collected or subsequently authorized by you. We will be reasonable in making sure we use your information for its intended purpose.

Access. We will provide you with reasonable access to your Personal Information (usually just your registration profile) and will undertake reasonable steps to permit you to fix that information that is inaccurate or incomplete.

Transfer to Third Parties. If we transfer information to a third party that is acting as our agent, we’ll make sure that they protect your Personal Information but we are not liable for actions of a third party.

Enforcement. We’ll audit our privacy practices periodically and if we find anyone in violation of our policy we’ll fire their butt. If you have any questions about this, contact info@sharemytoolbox.com.

Dispute Resolution. Any questions or concerns regarding the use or disclosure of personal information should be directed to the Owner at 534 West John St, Suite 210, Matthews, NC 28105. We will look into it and try to resolve your complaints. For complaints that cannot be resolved between you and us, we will use the services of the American Arbitration Association.

How We Use Cookies. Another way that we help to make your experience using our Website constructive and easy is through the use of various technologies, including one called “cookies”. If you want to know what a cookie is, then Google it. (Note, it’s not the chocolate chip variety).

Information Sharing and Disclosure. We might share your personal information with agents of ShareMyToolbox. This will only be done in the necessary normal course of business, such as with third-party developers.

Also, as part of conducting transactions, we may need to share some of this information (address, etc.) with fulfillment houses, credit card clearing houses, and other similarly situated third parties that are required to complete a transaction.

Changes to this Policy. This Policy may be amended from time to time, consistent with the requirements of the Safe Harbor.

Contact Us. Contact us through any of the means listed below if you have any comments or questions about this Privacy Policy or the use of your information, or to report any violations of this Privacy Policy.

Address: 15127 Wyndham Oaks Drive, Charlotte, NC 28277
E-mail: info@sharemytoolbox.com
Phone: (866) 768-TOOL

GDPR Policy Adjustment

We do not currently solicit business from or with members of the European Union. However, should a citizen covered under European privacy law visit ShareMyToolbox or our affiliated entities we welcome you and intend to process your private data in alignment with all rights and restrictions assigned. Please understand that by visiting our website or using our app, you acknowledge and accept that we and our affiliated entities may collect and track your personal data and use that data for the purpose of selling and supporting our software products and services. We as the data controller will use this data until such time that you revoke consent through a written mailed letter to our address included in our privacy policy. Use of our website, app and software products constitutes understanding and acceptance of this policy.

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