PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE CAREFULLY AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, REMEDIES AND OBLIGATIONS. THESE INCLUDE VARIOUS LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS, A CLAUSE THAT GOVERNS THE JURISDICTION AND VENUE OF DISPUTES, AND OBLIGATIONS TO COMPLY WITH APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
THE SITE, APPLICATION AND SERVICES COMPRISE AN ONLINE PLATFORM THROUGH WHICH FINDER MAY CREATE LISTINGS FOR CONNECTIONS AND CLIENTS MAY LEARN ABOUT AND REQUEST FOR CONNECTIONS DIRECTLY WITH THE FINDERS. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT TRIDGE IS NOT A PARTY TO ANY AGREEMENTS ENTERED INTO BETWEEN FINDERS AND CLIENTS, NOR IS TRIDGE AN AGENT, ADVISOR, BROKER OR INSURER. TRIDGE HAS NO CONTROL OVER THE CONDUCT OF FINDERS, CLIENTS AND OTHER USERS OF THE SITE, APPLICATION AND SERVICES OR ANY ACCOMMODATIONS, AND DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY IN THIS REGARD TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
"Tridge Content" means all Content that Tridge makes available through the Site, Application, or Services, including any Content licensed from a third party, but excluding Member Content.
"Request Period" means the time period starting from the time when a connection or advisory service is requested by a Client (as determined by Tridge in its sole discretion), within which a Finder may decide whether to confirm or reject that connection or advisory service request, as stated on the Site, Application or Services. Different Request Periods may apply in different target people.
"Collective Content" means Member Content and Tridge Content.
"Content" means text, graphics, images, music, software (excluding the Application), audio, video, information or other materials.
"Client" means a Member who requests from a Finder a Connection or Advice via the Site, Application or Services, or a Member who is connected and is not the Finder for such connection.
“Finder” means a Member who creates a Profile and Listing of connections or advisory services via the Site, Application or Services.
"Listing" means a personal connection or advisory service that is listed by a Finder as available for connecting via the Site, Application, or Services.
"Member" means a person who completes Tridge's account registration process, including but not limited to Finders and Clients, as described under "Account Registration" below.
"Member Content" means all Content that a Member posts, uploads, publishes, submits, transmits, or includes in their Listing or Member profile to be made available through the Site, Application or Services.
“Finder Profile” means a profile that a Finder posts about their own profile via the Site, Application or Services
“Request” means a request that a Client create to ask for a Finder to find a people, company, group or organization for a business purpose.
"Tax" or "Taxes" mean any sales taxes, value added taxes (VAT), goods and services taxes (GST) that connection providers may be required by law to collect and remit to governmental agencies, and other similar municipal, state, federal and national indirect or other withholding and personal or corporate income taxes.
Certain areas of the Site and Application (and your access to or use of certain aspects of the Services or Collective Content) may have different terms and conditions posted or may require you to agree with and accept additional terms and conditions. If there is a conflict between these Terms and terms and conditions posted for a specific area of the Site, Application, Services, or Collective Content, the latter terms and conditions will take precedence with respect to your use of or access to that area of the Site, Application, Services, or Collective Content.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE, APPLICATION OR SERVICES OR BY DOWNLOADING OR POSTING ANY CONTENT FROM OR ON THE SITE, VIA THE APPLICATION OR THROUGH THE SERVICES, YOU ARE INDICATING THAT YOU HAVE READ, AND THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS, WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE REGISTERED WITH THE SITE AND APPLICATION. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, THEN YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE, APPLICATION, SERVICES, OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT. If you accept or agree to these Terms on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that company or other legal entity to these Terms and, in such event, "you" and "your" will refer and apply to that company or other legal entity.
Tridge reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify the Site, Application or Services or to modify these Terms, including the Service Fees, at any time and without prior notice. If we modify these Terms, we will either post the modification on the Site or via the Application or otherwise provide you with notice of the modification. We will also update the "Last Updated Date" at the top of these Terms. By continuing to access or use the Site, Application or Services after we have posted a modification on the Site or via the Application or have provided you with notice of a modification, you are indicating that you agree to be bound by the modified Terms. If the modified Terms are not acceptable to you, your only recourse is to cease using the Site, Application and Services.
The Site, Application and Services are intended solely for persons who are 18 or older. Any access to or use of the Site, Application or Services by anyone under 18 is expressly prohibited. By accessing or using the Site, Application or Services you represent and warrant that you are 18 or older.
The Site, Application and Services can be used to facilitate the listing and request of personal connections ("Connections") and advisory services (“Advices”). Such Connections are included in Listings or separately asked via Request on the Site, Application and Services by Finders. You may view Listings as an unregistered visitor to the Site, Application and Services; however, if you wish to request a connection or create a Listing, you must first register to create a Tridge Account (defined below).
As stated above, Tridge makes available an online platform or marketplace with related technology for Clients and Finders to meet online and arrange for Connections and Advices directly with each other. Tridge is not an owner of connections or advisory services, including, but not limited to, business connections and advisory services, individual or personal connections and advisory services, other introduction information , nor is it a provider of connections or advisory services, including, but not limited to, business connections and advisory services, personal connections and advisory services, other introduction information, Connections or Advices and Tridge does not own, sell, resell, furnish, provide, manage and/or control connections or advisory services, including, but not limited to, business connections and advisory services, personal connections, other introduction information or Connections or meetings or business services. Unless explicitly specified otherwise in the Tridge platform, Tridge's responsibilities are limited to: (i) facilitating the availability of the Site, Application and Services and (ii) serving as the limited payment collection agent of each Finder for the purpose of accepting payments from Client on behalf of the Finder.
PLEASE NOTE THAT, AS STATED ABOVE, THE SITE, APPLICATION AND SERVICES ARE INTENDED TO BE USED TO FACILITATE FIDNERS AND CLIENTS CONNECTING AND REQUESTOING CONNECTIONS DIRECTLY WITH EACH OTHER. TRIDGE CANNOT AND DOES NOT CONTROL THE CONTENT CONTAINED IN ANY LISTINGS AND THE CONDITION, LEGALITY OR SUITABILITY OF ANY CONNECTIONS. TRIDGE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AND DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RELATED TO ANY AND ALL LISTINGS AND CONNECTIONS. ACCORDINGLY, ANY REQUEST WILL BE MADE OR ACCEPTED AT THE MEMBER'S OWN RISK.
In order to access certain features of the Site and Application, and to request a Connections or Advices, or create a Listing of Connections or Advices, you must register to create an account ("Tridge Account") and become a Member. You may register to join the Services directly via the Site or Application or as described in this section.
You can also register to join by logging into your account with certain third-party social networking sites ("SNS") (including, but not limited to, Facebook; each such account, a "Third-Party Account"), via our Site or Application, as described below. As part of the functionality of the Site, Application and Services, you may link your Tridge Account with Third-Party Accounts, by either: (i) providing your Third-Party Account login information to Tridge through the Site, Services or Application; or (ii) allowing Tridge to access your Third-Party Account, as permitted under the applicable terms and conditions that govern your use of each Third-Party Account. You represent that you are entitled to disclose your Third-Party Account login information to Tridge and/or grant Tridge access to your Third-Party Account (including, but not limited to, for use for the purposes described herein), without breach by you of any of the terms and conditions that govern your use of the applicable Third-Party Account and without obligating Tridge to pay any fees or making Tridge subject to any usage limitations imposed by such third-party service providers. By granting Tridge access to any Third-Party Accounts, you understand that Tridge will access, make available and store (if applicable) any Content that you have provided to and stored in your Third-Party Account ("SNS Content") so that it is available on and through the Site, Services and Application via your Tridge Account and Tridge Account profile page. Unless otherwise specified in these Terms, all SNS Content, if any, will be considered to be Member Content for all purposes of these Terms. Depending on the Third-Party Accounts you choose and subject to the privacy settings that you have set in such Third-Party Accounts, personally identifiable information that you post to your Third-Party Accounts will be available on and through your Tridge Account on the Site, Services and Application. Please note that if a Third-Party Account or associated service becomes unavailable or Tridge's access to such Third-Party Account is terminated by the third-party service provider, then SNS Content will no longer be available on and through the Site, Services and Application. You have the ability to disable the connection between your Tridge Account and your Third-Party Accounts, at any time, by accessing the "Settings" section of the Site and Application. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR THIRD-PARTY ACCOUNTS IS GOVERNED SOLELY BY YOUR AGREEMENT(S) WITH SUCH THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS. Tridge makes no effort to review any SNS Content for any purpose, including but not limited to for accuracy, legality or non-infringement and Tridge is not responsible for any SNS Content.
Your Tridge Account and your Tridge Account profile page will be created for your use of the Site and Application based upon the personal information you provide to us or that we obtain via an SNS as described above. You may not have more than one (1) active Tridge Account. You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information during the registration process and to update such information to keep it accurate, current and complete. Tridge reserves the right to suspend or terminate your Tridge Account and your access to the Site, Application and Services if you create more than one (1) Tridge Account, or if any information provided during the registration process or thereafter proves to be inaccurate, fraudulent, not current or incomplete. You are responsible for safeguarding your password. You agree that you will not disclose your password to any third party and that you will take sole responsibility for any activities or actions under your Tridge Account, whether or not you have authorized such activities or actions. You will immediately notify Tridge of any unauthorized use of your Tridge Account. Your Tridge Account and your Tridge Account profile page will be created for your use of the Site and Application based upon the personal information you provide to us or that we obtain via an SNS as described above. You may not have more than one (1) active Tridge Account. You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information during the registration process and to update such information to keep it accurate, current and complete. Tridge reserves the right to suspend or terminate your Tridge Account and your access to the Site, Application and Services if you create more than one (1) Tridge Account, or if any information provided during the registration process or thereafter proves to be inaccurate, fraudulent, not current or incomplete. You are responsible for safeguarding your password. You agree that you will not disclose your password to any third party and that you will take sole responsibility for any activities or actions under your Tridge Account, whether or not you have authorized such activities or actions. You will immediately notify Tridge of any unauthorized use of your Tridge Account.
As a Member, you may create Listings. To create a Listing, you will be asked a variety of questions about the Connection and Advices to be listed, including, but not limited to, the country, sort of relationship, company, title, rank and availability of the connection and pricing and related rules and financial terms. In order to be featured in Listings via the Site, Application and Services, all Connections and Advices must have valid identification and relationship with you. Listings will be made publicly available via the Site, Application and Services. Other Members will be able to request your Connections and Advices or request from you to find their targeted business counterparty or advisory services via the Site, Application and Services based upon the information provided in your Listing.
You acknowledge and agree that you alone are responsible for any and all Listings and Member Content you post. Accordingly, you represent and warrant that any Listing you post and the connection and advisory service that you provide upon a Request (i) will not breach any privacy law, and (ii) will be in compliance with all applicable laws, tax requirements, and rules and regulations that may apply to any Connection and Advices included in a Listing you post or provided upon a Request (including having all required permits, licenses and registrations)), and (b)not conflict with the rights of third parties. Please note that Tridge assumes no responsibility for a Finder’s compliance with agreements with or duties to third parties, applicable laws, rules and regulations. Tridge reserves the rights, at any time and without prior notice, to remove or disable access to any Listing for any reason, including Listings that Tridge, in its sole discretion, considers to be objectionable for any reason, in violation of these Terms or Tridge’s then-current Policies and Community Guidline, or otherwise harmful to the Site, Application or Services.
If you are a Finder, you understand and agree that Tridge does not act as an insurer or as your contracting agent. If a Client requests a service of your Connection or provision of your Advice, any agreement you enter into with such Client is between you and the Client and Tridge is not a party to it. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Tridge serves as the limited authorized payment collection agent of the Finder for the purpose of accepting, on behalf of the Finder, payment from Clients of such amounts stipulated by the Finder.
When you create a Listing, you may also choose to include certain requirements which must be met by the Members who are eligible to request a service of your Connections or provision of Advices, such as requiring Members to have a profile picture or verified phone number, in order to request Connections or Advices. Any Member wishing to request Connections or Advices from Finders with such requirements must meet these requirements. More information on how to set such requirements is available via the "Connecting" section of the Site, Application and Services.
If you are a Finder, Tridge makes certain tools available to you to help you to make informed decisions about which Members you choose to confirm or preapprove for requesting for your Connections and Advices. You acknowledge and agree that, as a Finder, you are responsible for your own acts and omissions and are also responsible for the acts and omissions of any individuals who you have connected with the Client.
Any references in the Site, Application or Services to a Member being "verified" (or similar language) only indicate that the Member has completed a relevant verification process, and does not represent anything else. Any such description is not an endorsement, certification or guarantee by Tridge about any Member, including of the Member's identity and whether the Member is trustworthy, safe or suitable. Instead, any such description is intended to be useful information for you to evaluate when you make your own decisions about the identity and suitability of others whom you introduction or interact with via the Site, Application and Services. We therefore recommend that you always exercise due diligence and care when deciding whether to request from a Finder or to accept a connection request from a Client, or to have any other interaction with any other Member. Except as provided in the Tridge Finder Guarantee Terms and Conditions ("Tridge Finder Guarantee"), which is an agreement between Tridge and Finders, we are not responsible for any damage or harm resulting from your interactions with other Members.
By using the Site, Application or Services, you agree that any legal remedy or liability that you seek to obtain for actions or omissions of other Members or other third parties will be limited to a claim against the particular Members or other third parties who caused you harm. You agree not to attempt to impose liability on or seek any legal remedy from Tridge with respect to such actions or omissions. Accordingly, we encourage you to communicate directly with other Members on the Site and Services regarding any Requests or Listings made by you. This limitation shall not apply to any claim by a Finder against Tridge regarding the remittance of payments received from a Client by Tridge on behalf of a Finder, which instead shall be subject to the limitations described in the section below entitled "Limitation of Liability".
"Connection Fees" means the amounts that are due and payable by a Client in exchange for introducing the Connection to that Client. The Finder alone, and not Tridge, is responsible for the Connection Fees for his or her Listing. The Finder may in his or her sole discretion decide to include in these amounts (i) expenses or any other fees permitted on the Tridge platform, or (ii) Taxes that the Finder determines that he or she has to collect.
“Advice Fees” means the amounts that are due and payable by a Client in exchange for providing the Advice to that Client. The Finder alone, and not Tridge, is not responsible for the Advice Fees for his or her Listing. The Finder may in his or her sole discretion decide to include in these amounts (i) expenses or any other fees permitted on the Tridge platform, or (ii) Taxes that the Finder determines that he or she has to collect.
"Client Fees" means the fee that Tridge charges a Client for the use of the Services, which is calculated as a percentage of the applicable Connection Fees. The Client Fees will be displayed to the Client when the Client is asked whether to send a connection request to a Finder.
"Finder Fees" means the fee that Tridge charges a Finder for the use of the Services, which is calculated as a percentage of the applicable Connection Fees or Advice Fees. The Finder Fees will be displayed to the Finder when the Finder is asked whether to confirm or reject a connection request from a prospective Client.
"Service Fees" means collectively the Client Fees and the Finder Fees.
"Total Fees" means collectively the Connection Fees and the Client Fees plus any Taxes.
If you are a Finder and a service of your Connection or Advice is requested via the Site, Application or Services, you will be required to either confirm or reject the request within the Request Period, otherwise the request will automatically expire. When a connection or advisory service is requested via the Site, Application or Services, we will share with you (i) the first and last name of the Client who has requested the introduction, (ii) a link to the Client's Tridge Account profile page, (iii) if the Client and Finder have both connected their Tridge accounts to SNS, the names of any members of an SNS with whom you are "friends" or associated on the SNS if such individuals are also "friends" or associated with the Client on such SNS, and (iv) an indication of whether or not the Client has provided other information to Tridge, such as a verified email address, connection to SNSs, or a government ID. If you are unable to confirm or decide to reject a connection or advisory service request within the Request Period, any amounts collected by Tridge for the requested connection or advisory service will be refunded to the applicable Client's credit card and any pre-authorization of such credit card will be released. When you confirm a service of connection or provision of advisory service requested by a Client, Tridge will send you an email, text message or message via the Application confirming such introduction or provision, depending on the selections you make via the Site, Application and Services.
Tridge will collect the Total Fees at the time of confirmation of connection introduction or advisory service provision (i.e. when the Finder confirms the introduction or advisory service request) and will initiate payment of the Connection Fees or Advice Fees (less Tridge's Finder Fees and any Taxes in respect of the Finder Fees, such as VAT in Europe and Withholding Tax in Korea) to the Finder within 5 days of when the Client receives the Services as provided by the Finder.
If you owe or agree to pay any amount to Tridge (whether as a result of your connection or advisory service request, or actions as a Client or otherwise), then Tridge may (but is not obliged to) withhold the amount from any payout amounts due to you as a Finder, and use the withheld amount to set off the amount owed by you to Tridge. If Tridge does so, then your obligation to pay Tridge will be extinguished to the extent of the amount withheld by Tridge, and Tridge will cease to owe to you any obligations (including, but not limited to, any obligation to pay you) with respect to the amount withheld. In addition to the amount due, if your account is delinquent or you otherwise have chargebacks on your account, you may be charged fees that are incidental to our collection of these delinquent amounts and chargebacks. Such fees or charges may include collection fees, convenience fees, or other third party charges. You hereby explicitly agree that all communication in relation to delinquent accounts will be made by electronic mail or by phone, as provided to Tridge by you. Such communication may be made by Tridge or by anyone on its behalf, including but not limited to a third party collection agent.
Each Finder hereby appoints Tridge as the Finder's limited payment collection agent solely for the purpose of accepting the Connection Fees and Advice Fees from Clients.
Each Finder agrees that payment made by a Client through Tridge, shall be considered the same as a payment made directly to the Finder, and the Finder will make the Connection or the Advice available to the Client in the agreed-upon manner as if the Finder has received the Connection Fees. Each Finder agrees that Tridge may, in accordance with the cancellation policy selected by the Finder and reflected in the relevant Listing, (i) permit the Client to cancel the introduction or advisory service provision and (ii) refund (via Tridge) to the Client that portion of the Connection Fees or Advice Fees specified in the applicable cancellation policy. Each Finder understands that as Tridge accepts payments from Clients as the Finder's limited payment collection agent and that Tridge' obligation to pay the Finder is subject to and conditional upon successful receipt of the associated payments from Clients. Tridge does not guarantee payments to Finders for amounts that have not been successfully received by Tridge from Clients. In accepting appointment as the limited authorized agent of the Finder, Tridge assumes no liability for any acts or omissions of the Finder.
Please note that Tridge does not currently charge fees for the creation of Listings. However, you as a Finder acknowledge and agree that Tridge reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to charge you for and collect fees from you for the creation of Listings. Please note that Tridge will provide notice of any Listing fee collection via the Site, Application and Services, prior to implementing such a Listing fee feature.
The Finders, not Tridge, are solely responsible for honoring any confirmed introduction or advisory service request and making available any Connections or Advices requested through the Site, Application and Services. If you, as a Client, choose to enter into a transaction with a Finder for the Services, you agree and understand that you will be required to enter into an agreement with the Finder and you agree to accept any terms, conditions, rules and restrictions associated with such Services imposed by the Finder. You acknowledge and agree that you, and not Tridge, will be responsible for performing the obligations of any such agreements, that Tridge is not a party to such agreements, and that, with the exception of its payment obligations hereunder, Tridge disclaims all liability arising from or related to any such agreements. You acknowledge and agree that, notwithstanding the fact that Tridge is not a party to the agreement between you and the Finder, Tridge acts as the Finder's payment collection agent for the limited purpose of accepting payments from you on behalf of the Finder. Upon your payment of the Total Fees to Tridge, your payment obligation to the Finder for the Connection Fees and the Advice Fees is extinguished, and Tridge is responsible for remitting the Connection Fees and Advice Fees (less the Finder Fees and any Taxes in respect of the Finder Fees, such as VAT in Europe), in the manner described in these Terms. In the event that Tridge does not remit any such amounts as described in these Terms, such Finder will have recourse only against such Tridge entity.
The Total Fees payable will be displayed to a Client before the Client sends a service request to a Finder. As noted above, the Finder is required to either confirm or reject the introduction request within the Request Period; otherwise, the requested introduction will be automatically cancelled. If a requested introduction is cancelled (i.e. not confirmed by the applicable Finder), any amounts collected by Tridge will be refunded to such Client, depending on the selections the Client makes via the Site and Application, and any pre-authorization of such Client's credit card will be released, if applicable.
You as a Client agree to pay Tridge for the Total Fees for any service requested in connection or advisory service with your Tridge Account if such requested services are confirmed by the applicable Finder. In order to establish a service pending the applicable Finder's confirmation of your requested service, you understand and agree that Tridge, on behalf of the Finder, reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to (i) obtain a pre-authorization via your credit card for the Total Fees or (ii) charge your credit card a nominal amount, not to exceed one dollar ($1), or a similar sum in the currency in which you are transacting (e.g. one euro or one British pound), to verify your credit card. As a general rule, Tridge will collect the Total Fees due once Tridge receives confirmation of your service from the applicable Finder; if necessary, Total Fees may instead be collected at a later point. Please note that Tridge cannot control any fees that may be charged to a Client by his or her bank related to Tridge's collection of the Total Fees, and Tridge disclaims all liability in this regard.
In consideration for the use of Tridge's online marketplace and platform, Tridge charges the Service Fees. Where applicable, Taxes (such as VAT in Korea) may also be charged in respect of the Finder Fees and Client Fees. Tridge deducts the Finder Fees from the Connection Fees before remitting the balance to the Finder as described in these Terms. Client Fees are, as noted above, included in the Total Fees.
Balances will be remitted by Tridge to Finders via check, PayPal, direct deposit or other payment methods, as described on the Site or via the Application, in the Finder's currency of choice, depending upon the selections the Finder makes via the Site, Application and Services. Amounts may be rounded up or down as described the "Rounding Off" section below.
Please note that Tridge, may impose or deduct foreign currency processing costs on or from any payments or payouts by Tridge in currencies other than U.S. dollars. More information on any such costs or deductions will be available via the Site and Application. More information on Services Fees can be found at www.tridge.com/help. Except as otherwise provided herein, Service Fees are non-refundable.
If, as a Client, you cancel your requested service before any form of the requested service is made by a Finder, Tridge will cancel any pre-authorization to your credit card and/or refund any nominal amounts charged to your credit card in connection with the requested service within a commercially reasonable time. If, as a Client, you wish to cancel a confirmed service made via the Site, Application and Services, either prior to or after receiving the Connection, the cancellation policy of the Finder contained in the applicable Listing will apply to such cancellation. Our ability to refund the Connection Fees and other amounts charged to you will depend upon the terms of the applicable cancellation policy. Details regarding refunds and cancellation policies are available via the Site and Application. The Client Fee is non-refundable regardless of the cancellation policy selected by the Finder.
If a Finder cancels a confirmed service made via the Site, Services, and Application, (i) Tridge will refund the Total Fees for such service to the applicable Client within a commercially reasonable time of the cancellation and (ii) the Client will receive an email or other communication from Tridge containing alternative Listings and other related information. If the Client requests a service from one of the alternative Listings and the Finder associated with such alternative Listing confirms the Client's requested service, then the Client agrees to pay Tridge the Total Fees relating to the confirmed service for the Connection in the alternative Listing, in accordance with these Terms. If a Finder cancelled a confirmed service and you, as a Client, have not received an email or other communication from Tridge, please service Tridge.
If, as a Finder, you cancel a confirmed service, you agree that Tridge may apply penalties or consequences to you or your Listing, including (i) publishing an automated review on your Listing indicating that a reservation was cancelled, (ii) keeping the calendar for your Listing unavailable or blocked for the dates of the cancelled service, or (iii) imposing a cancellation fee (to be withheld from your future payouts or charged to the credit card on file in your Tridge Account). You will be notified of the situations in which a cancellation fee applies before you decide to cancel.
In certain circumstances, Tridge may decide, in its sole discretion, that it is necessary or desirable to cancel a confirmed service made via the Site, Application and Services. This may be for reasons set forth in Tridge's Extenuating Circumstances policy or for any other reason. Tridge may also determine, in its sole discretion, to refund to the Client part or all of the amounts charged to the Client in accordance with the Client Refund Policy. You agree that Tridge and the relevant Client or Finder will not have any liability for such cancellations or refunds.
If, as a Finder, your Client cancels a confirmed service or Tridge decides that it is necessary to cancel a confirmed service, and Tridge issues a refund to the Client in accordance with the Client Refund Policy or other applicable cancellation policies, you agree that in the event you have already been paid Tridge shall be entitled to recover the amount of any such Client refund from you, including by subtracting such refund amount out from any future Connection Fees due to you.
In some instances, Clients may be required to make recurring, incremental payments toward the Total Fees owed for a confirmed service before beginning his or her stay at the applicable Connection (collectively, "Recurring Payments"). More information on Recurring Payments will be made available via the Site, Application and Services, if applicable. If Recurring Payments apply to a confirmed service, then the Client authorizes Tridge, on behalf of the Finder, to collect the Total Fees and the Finder agrees that such Tridge entity will initiate payouts to the Finder, in the increments and at the frequency associated with the applicable Recurring Payments, each as identified on the Site, Application and Services.
Tridge may, in its sole discretion, round up or round down amounts that are payable from or to Clients or Finders to the nearest whole functional base unit in which the currency is denominated (e.g. to the nearest dollar, euro or other supported currency); for example, Tridge will round up an amount of $101.50 to $102.00, and $101.49 to $101.00.
Some currencies are denominated in large numbers. In those cases, Tridge may determine the functional base unit in which those currencies are denominated to be 10, 100 or 1,000 of the currency; the corresponding examples for such currencies would be for Tridge to round up an amount of 1,045 up to 1,050 and 1,044 down to 1,040, or 35,450 up to 35,500 and 35,449 down to 35,400, or 837,500 up to 838,000 and 837,499 down to 837,000.
We will take steps to rectify any payment processing errors that we become aware of. These steps may include crediting or debiting (as appropriate) the same payment method used for the original payout to or payment by you, so that you end up receiving or paying the correct amount.
Some Finders may pledge to donate a portion of the funds they receive from confirmed services made via the Site, Application and Services to a particular cause or charity. We do not take any responsibility or liability for whether the Finder does in fact make the donation he or she pledged to make. In such cases, the Finder in question is responsible for his or her own compliance with all laws and regulations applicable to such pledges and/or fund-raising.
Tax regulations may require us to collect appropriate tax information from our Finders, or to withhold taxes from payouts to Finders, or both. You as a Finder are solely responsible for keeping the information in your tax forms current, complete and accurate. If you as a Finder fail to provide us with documentation that we determine to be sufficient to alleviate our obligation (if any) to withhold taxes from payments to you (e.g. where you are a US Finder and you fail to provide us with a completed IRS Form W-9), we reserve the right in our sole discretion to freeze all payouts to you until resolution, to withhold such amounts as required by law, or to do both.
You as a Finder understand and agree that you are solely responsible for determining (i) your applicable Tax reporting requirements, and (ii) the Taxes that should be included, and for including Taxes to be collected or obligations relating to applicable Taxes in Listings. You are also solely responsible for remitting to the relevant authority any Taxes included or received by you. Tridge cannot and does not offer Tax-related advice to any Members.
Where applicable, or based upon request from a Finder, Tridge may issue a valid VAT invoice to such Finder.
Tridge's online platform facilitates services between Clients and Finders who may prefer to pay and to receive payments in different currencies, which may require foreign currency conversions to accommodate these differing currency preferences.
"Display Currency" means the currency in which users view Listing prices on the Tridge platform. Clients may choose and change the Display Currency in order to view the pricing for a Listing in a number of different supported currencies.
"Introduction Currency" means the currency in which a Client has to pay for his or her service. At the time the Client submits a service request, the Tridge platform will select the Introduction Currency, based on the Client's country of origin and the payment methods available for that country. Tridge supports only a certain number of currencies as Introduction Currencies. The Introduction Currency for a service may be different from the relevant Listing Currency.
"Listing Currency" means the currency in which a Listing's price is set. The Listing Currency is set by the Finder.
"Payout Currency" means the currency in which a Finder's payout will be paid to the Finder. The Payout Currency is set by the Finder.
"Base Exchange Rate" means a system-wide rate used by Tridge for foreign currency conversion that is in effect at the time the foreign currency conversion is processed, and does not include any fee or mark-up by Tridge. Tridge establishes the Base Exchange Rate using data from one or more third parties such as OANDA (http://www.oanda.com).
"Adjusted Exchange Rate" means a rate for foreign currency conversion that is calculated by adding a mark-up to the Base Exchange Rate. This mark-up represents a charge imposed by Tridge for its holding costs and foreign currency risks.
The Display Currency is different from the Listing Currency when a user views a Listing: Tridge will calculate the estimated Total Fees in the Display Currency, by applying either the Base Exchange Rate or the Adjusted Exchange Rate at the time of the view to the estimated Total Fees in the Listing Currency. The Adjusted Exchange Rate will be applied if the Display Currency is a supported Introduction Currency, and it is different from the Listing Currency. Otherwise, the Base Exchange Rate will be applied.
You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for compliance with any and all laws, rules, regulations, and Tax obligations that may apply to your use of the Site, Application, Services and Collective Content. In connection with your use of the Site, Application, Services and Collective Content, you may not and you agree that you will not:
violate any local, state, provincial, national, or other law or regulation, or any order of a court, including, without limitation, zoning restrictions and Tax regulations;
use manual or automated software, devices, scripts, robots, backdoors or other means or processes to access, "scrape," "crawl" or "spider" any web pages or other services contained in the Site, Application, Services or Collective Content;
use the Site, Application, Services or Collective Content for any commercial or other purposes that are not expressly permitted by these Terms;
copy, store or otherwise access or use any information contained on the Site, Application, Services or Collective Content for purposes not expressly permitted by these Terms;
interfere with or damage our Site, Application or Services, including, without limitation, through the use of viruses, cancel bots, Trojan horses, harmful code, flood pings, denial-of-service attacks, backdoors, packet or IP spoofing, forged routing or electronic mail address information or similar methods or technology;
interfere with or damage our Site, Application or Services, including, without limitation, through the use of viruses, cancel bots, Trojan horses, harmful code, flood pings, denial-of-service attacks, backdoors, packet or IP spoofing, forged routing or electronic mail address information or similar methods or technology;
use our Site, Application or Services to transmit, distribute, post or submit any information concerning any other person or entity, including without limitation, photographs of others without their permission, personal service information or credit, debit, calling card or account numbers;
use our Site, Application, Services or Collective Content in connection with the distribution of unsolicited commercial email ("spam") or advertisements unrelated to lodging in a private residence;
"stalk" or harass any other user of our Site, Application, Services or Collective Content, or collect or store any personally identifiable information about any other user other than for purposes of transacting as an Tridge Client or Finder;
offer, as a Finder, any Connection that you do not yourself own or have permission to refer as a referrer;
register for more than one Tridge Account or register for an Tridge Account on behalf of an individual other than yourself;
service a Finder for any purpose other than asking a question related to an introduction, such Finder's Connections or Listings;
introduction a Client for any purpose other than asking a question related to a service or such Client's use of the Site, Application and Services;
recruit or otherwise solicit any Finder or other Member to join third-party services or websites that are competitive to Tridge, without Tridge's prior written approval;
impersonate any person or entity, or falsify or otherwise misrepresent yourself or your affiliation with any person or entity;
use automated scripts to collect information from or otherwise interact with the Site, Application, Services or Collective Content;
use the Site, Application, Services or Collective Content to find a Finder or Client and then complete a service of a Connection independent of the Site, Application or Services, in order to circumvent the obligation to pay any Service Fees related to Tridge's provision of the Services or for any other reasons;
as a Finder, submit any Listing with false or misleading price information, or submit any Listing with a price that you do not intend to honor;
post, upload, publish, 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 other person; or (vii) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances;
systematically retrieve data or other content from our Site, Application or Services to create or compile, directly or indirectly, in single or multiple downloads, a collection, compilation, database, directory or the like, whether by manual methods, through the use of bots, crawlers, or spiders, or otherwise;
use, display, mirror or frame the Site, Application, Services or Collective Content, or any individual element within the Site, Application, Services or Collective Content, Tridge's name, any Tridge trademark, logo or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page in the Site, Application or Services, without Tridge's express written consent;
access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Site, Application or Services, Tridge's computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Tridge's providers;
attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any Tridge system or network or breach any security or authentication measures;
avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble, or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by Tridge or any of Tridge's providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Site, Services, Application or Collective Content;
forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, or in any way use the Site, Services, Application or Collective Content to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;
attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Site, Services, Application or Collective Content; or
advocate, encourage, or assist any third party in doing any of the foregoing.
accept or make a payment for Connection Fees outside Tridge. If you do so, you acknowledge and agree that you: (i) would be in breach of these Terms; (ii) accept all risks and responsibility for such payment, and (iii) hold Tridge harmless from any liability for such payment.
Tridge has the right to investigate and prosecute violations of any of the above to the fullest extent of the law.
Tridge may access, preserve and disclose any of your information if we are required to do so by law, or if we believe in good faith that it is reasonably necessary to (i) respond to claims asserted against Tridge or to comply with legal process (for example, subpoenas or warrants), (ii) enforce or administer our agreements with users, such as these Terms and the Tridge Finder Guarantee, (iii) for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation, customer support, product development and de-bugging purposes, or (iv) protect the rights, property or safety of Tridge, its users, or members of the public. You acknowledge that Tridge has no obligation to monitor your access to or use of the Site, Application, Services or Collective Content or to review or edit any Member Content, but has the right to do so for the purpose of operating and improving the Site, Application and Services (including without limitation for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation and customer support purposes), to ensure your compliance with these Terms, to comply with applicable law or the order or requirement of a court, administrative agency or other governmental body, to respond to content that it determines is otherwise objectionable or as set forth in these Terms. Tridge reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove or disable access to any Collective Content that Tridge, at its sole discretion, considers to be objectionable for any reason, in violation of these Terms or otherwise harmful to the Site, Application or Services.
The Site, Application, Services, and Collective Content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the Republic of Korea and foreign countries. You acknowledge and agree that the Site, Application, Services and Collective Content, including all associated intellectual property rights, are the exclusive property of Tridge and its licensors. You will not remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Site, Application, Services, or Collective Content.
Our Services have different products and offerings, so sometimes additional terms or product requirements may apply to your use of those products. For example, additional terms apply if you refer new users to Tridge ("Referral Program") or participate in our Home Safety program. If additional terms are available for the relevant product or Services you use, those additional terms become part of these Terms.
Tridge Travel Credits may only be redeemed for confirmed introductions via the Site, Application and Services and after you accrue Tridge Travel Credits, such Tridge Travel Credits will be automatically applied to your next confirmed introduction made via the Site, Application and Services. Tridge Travel Credits are credit only and have no cash value nor can they be refunded or exchanged for cash. You may only redeem Tridge Travel Credits after the Tridge Travel Credits are reflected in your Tridge Account. The scope, variety, and type of services and products that you may obtain by redeeming Tridge Travel Credits can change at any time.
Subject to your compliance with these Terms, Tridge grants you a limited non-exclusive, non-transferable license to download and install a copy of the Application on each mobile device or computer that you own or control and run such copy of the Application solely for your own personal use. Furthermore, with respect to any App Store Sourced Application (defined below), you will only use the App Store Sourced Application (i) on an Apple-branded product that runs the iOS (Apple's proprietary operating system) and (ii) as permitted by the "Usage Rules" set forth in the Apple App Store Terms of Service. Tridge reserves all rights in the Application not expressly granted to you by these Terms.
Subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions of these Terms, Tridge grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license, to (i) access and view any Tridge Content solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes and (ii) access and view any Member Content to which you are permitted access, solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes. You have no right to sublicense the license rights granted in this section.
You will not use, copy, adapt, modify, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, broadcast or otherwise exploit the Site, Application, Services, or Collective Content, except as expressly permitted in these Terms. No licenses or rights are granted to you by implication or otherwise under any intellectual property rights owned or controlled by Tridge or its licensors, except for the licenses and rights expressly granted in these Terms.
We may, in our sole discretion, permit you to post, upload, publish, submit or transmit Member Content. By making available any Member Content on or through the Site, Application and Services, you hereby grant to Tridge a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual (or for the term of the protection), non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, to use, view, copy, adapt, modify, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast, access, view, and otherwise exploit such Member Content on, through, by means of or to promote or market the Site, Application and Services. Tridge does not claim any ownership rights in any such Member Content and nothing in these Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit any such Member Content.
You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for all Member Content that you make available through the Site, Application and Services. Accordingly, you represent and warrant that: (i) you either are the sole and exclusive owner of all Member Content that you make available through the Site, Application and Services or you have all rights, licenses, consents and releases that are necessary to grant to Tridge the rights in such Member Content, as contemplated under these Terms; and (ii) neither the Member Content nor your posting, uploading, publication, submission or transmittal of the Member Content or Tridge's use of the Member Content (or any portion thereof) on, through or by means of the Site, Application and the Services will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party's patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other proprietary or intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.
The Site, Application and Services may contain links to third-party websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that Tridge is not responsible or liable for: (i) the availability or accuracy of such websites or resources; or (ii) the content, products, or services on or available from such websites or resources. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by Tridge of such websites or resources or the content, products, or services available from such websites or resources. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources or the Content, products or services on or available from such websites or resources.
All trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names and any other proprietary designations of Tridge used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Tridge. Any other trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names and any other proprietary designations are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective parties.
We welcome and encourage you to provide feedback, comments and suggestions for improvements to the Site, Application and Services ("Feedback"). You may submit Feedback by emailing us, through the "Introduction" section of the Site and Application, or by other means of communication. You acknowledge and agree that all Feedback you give us will be the sole and exclusive property of Tridge and you hereby irrevocably assign to Tridge and agree to irrevocably assign to Tridge all of your right, title, and interest in and to all Feedback, including without limitation all worldwide patent, copyright, trade secret, moral and other proprietary or intellectual property rights therein, and waive any moral rights you may have in such Feedback. At Tridge's request and expense, you will execute documents and take such further acts as Tridge may reasonably request to assist Tridge to acquire, perfect, and maintain its intellectual property rights and other legal protections for the Feedback.
Tridge respects copyright law and expects its users to do the same. It is Tridge's policy to terminate in appropriate circumstances the Tridge Accounts of Members or other account holders who repeatedly infringe or are believed to be repeatedly infringing the rights of copyright holders. Please see Tridge's Copyright Policy for further information.
We may, in our discretion and without liability to you, with or without cause, with or without prior notice and at any time, decide to limit, suspend, deactivate or cancel your Tridge Account. If we exercise our discretion under these Terms to do so, any or all of the following can occur with or without prior notice or explanation to you: (a) your Tridge Account will be deactivated or suspended, your password will be disabled, and you will not be able to access the Site, Application, Services, your Tridge Account, your Member Content, or receive assistance from Tridge Customer Service, (b) any pending or accepted future introductions as either Finder or Client will be immediately terminated, (c) we may communicate to your Clients or Finders that a potential or confirmed introduction has been cancelled, (d) we may refund your Clients in full for any and all confirmed reservations, irrespective of preexisting cancellation policies, (e) we may introduction your Clients to inform them about potential alternate Connections with other Finders that may be available on the Site, Application and Services, and (f) you will not be entitled to any compensation for reservations or introductions (even if confirmed) that were cancelled as a result of a suspension, deactivation or termination of your Tridge Account. You may cancel your Tridge Account at any time via the "Cancel Account" feature of the Services or by sending us an email. Please note that if your Tridge Account is cancelled, we do not have an obligation to delete or return to you any Content you have posted to the Site, Application and Services, including, but not limited to, any reviews or Feedback.
IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE THE SITE, APPLICATION, SERVICES OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT OR PARTICIPATE IN THE REFERRAL PROGRAM, YOU DO SO AT YOUR SOLE RISK. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT TRIDGE DOES NOT HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO CONDUCT BACKGROUND OR REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER CHECKS ON ANY MEMBER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLIENTS AND FINDERS, BUT MAY CONDUCT SUCH BACKGROUND OR REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER CHECKS IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION. THE SITE, APPLICATION, SERVICES, COLLECTIVE CONTENT AND REFERRAL PROGRAM ARE PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, TRIDGE EXPLICITLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. TRIDGE MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE, APPLICATION, SERVICES, COLLECTIVE CONTENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE LISTINGS OR ANY ACCOMMODATIONS, OR THE REFERRAL PROGRAM WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS. TRIDGE MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE QUALITY OF ANY LISTINGS, ACCOMMODATIONS, FINDERS, CLIENTS, YOUR ACCRUAL OF TRIDGE TRAVEL CREDITS, THE SERVICES OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT OR THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, TRUTHFULNESS, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY COLLECTIVE CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, APPLICATION, SERVICES OR REFERRAL PROGRAM.
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM TRIDGE OR THROUGH THE SITE, APPLICATION, SERVICES OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT, WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.
YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF YOUR COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SITE, APPLICATION OR SERVICES AND WITH OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE, APPLICATION OR SERVICES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY FINDERS OR CLIENTS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT TRIDGE DOES NOT MAKE ANY ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF USERS OF THE SITE, APPLICATION OR SERVICES OR TO REVIEW OR VISIT ANY CONNECTIONS. TRIDGE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OF USERS OF THE SITE, APPLICATION OR SERVICES OR THEIR COMPATIBILITY WITH ANY CURRENT OR FUTURE USERS OF THE SITE, APPLICATION OR SERVICES. YOU AGREE TO TAKE REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS IN ALL COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SITE, APPLICATION OR SERVICES AND WITH OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE, APPLICATION OR SERVICES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLIENTS AND FINDERS, PARTICULARLY IF YOU DECIDE TO MEET OFFLINE OR IN PERSON REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH MEETINGS ARE ORGANIZED BY TRIDGE. NOTWITHSTANDING TRIDGE'S APPOINTMENT AS THE LIMITED PAYMENT COLLECTION AGENT OF THE FINDERS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACCEPTING PAYMENTS FROM CLIENTS ON BEHALF OF THE FINDERS, TRIDGE EXPLICITLY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY ACT OR OMISSION OF ANY CLIENT OR OTHER THIRD PARTY.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE, APPLICATION, SERVICES AND COLLECTIVE CONTENT, YOUR LISTING OR REQUEST OF ANY CONNECTIONS VIA THE SITE, APPLICATION AND SERVICES, YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE REFERRAL PROGRAM, AND ANY CONTACT YOU HAVE WITH OTHER USERS OF TRIDGE WHETHER IN PERSON OR ONLINE REMAINS WITH YOU. NEITHER TRIDGE NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SITE, APPLICATION, SERVICES, COLLECTIVE CONTENT OR THE REFERRAL PROGRAM WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA OR LOSS OF GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL OR REPUTATIONAL INJURY OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS, FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, APPLICATION, SERVICES OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT, FROM ANY COMMUNICATIONS, INTERACTIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SITE, APPLICATION, OR SERVICES OR OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE, APPLICATION, SERVICES, OR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE REFERRAL PROGRAM OR FROM YOUR LISTING OR REQUEST OF ANY CONNECTIONS VIA THE SITE, APPLICATION AND SERVICES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT TRIDGE HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, EVEN IF A LIMITED REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
EXCEPT FOR OUR OBLIGATIONS TO PAY AMOUNTS TO APPLICABLE FINDERS PURSUANT TO THESE TERMS OR AN APPROVED PAYMENT REQUEST UNDER THE TRIDGE FINDER GUARANTEE, IN NO EVENT WILL TRIDGE'S AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS AND YOUR USE OF THE SITE, APPLICATION AND SERVICES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, FROM YOUR LISTING OR REQUEST OF ANY CONNECTION VIA THE SITE, APPLICATION AND SERVICES, OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, APPLICATION, SERVICES, OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT OR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE REFERRAL PROGRAM AND IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CONNECTION OR INTERACTIONS WITH ANY OTHER MEMBERS, EXCEED THE AMOUNTS YOU HAVE PAID OR OWE FOR REQUEST VIA THE SITE, APPLICATION AND SERVICES AS A CLIENT IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY, OR IF YOU ARE A FINDER, THE AMOUNTS PAID BY TRIDGE TO YOU IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY, OR ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS (US$100), IF NO SUCH PAYMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE, AS APPLICABLE. THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN TRIDGE AND YOU. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You agree to release, defend, indemnify, and hold Tridge and its affiliates and subsidiaries, and their officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way connected with (a) your access to or use of the Site, Application, Services, or Collective Content or your violation of these Terms; (b) your Member Content; (c) your (i) interaction with any Member, (ii) introduction of a Connection, or (iii) creation of a Listing; (d) the use, condition or offering of a Connection by you, including but not limited to any injuries, losses, or damages (compensatory, direct, incidental, consequential or otherwise) of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of a service or use of a Connection; and (e) your participation in the Referral Program or your accrual of any Tridge Travel Credits.
If you are requested by or introduce anyone who you feel is acting or has acted inappropriately, including but not limited to anyone who engages in corruptive, illegal or ethically inappropriate behavior, you should immediately report such person to the appropriate authorities and then to Tridge by introductioning us with your police station and report number; provided that your report will not obligate us to take any action beyond that required by law (if any) or cause us to incur any liability to you.
These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between Tridge and you regarding the Site, Application, Services, Collective Content, and any introductions or Listings of Connections made via the Site, Application and Services, and these Terms supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between Tridge and you regarding introductions or listings of Connections, the Site, Application, Services, and Collective Content.
You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without Tridge's prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null and of no effect. Tridge may assign or transfer these Terms, at its sole discretion, without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.
Any notices or other communications permitted or required hereunder, including those regarding modifications to these Terms, will be in writing and given by Tridge (i) via email (in each case to the address that you provide) or (ii) by posting to the Site or via the Application. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.
You and Tridge agree that any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to these Terms or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof, or to the use of the Services or use of the Site or Application (collectively, "Disputes") will be settled by binding arbitration, except that each party retains the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation or violation of a party's copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, or other intellectual property rights. You acknowledge and agree that you and Tridge are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class action or representative proceeding. Further, unless both you and Tridge otherwise agree in writing, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of any class or representative proceeding. If this specific paragraph is held unenforceable, then the entirety of this "Dispute Resolution" section will be deemed void. Except as provided in the preceding sentence, this "Dispute Resolution" section will survive any termination of these Terms.
These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of Republic of Korea without regard to its choice of law rules. Any disputes arising out of or in connection with this contract shall be finally settled by arbitration in Seoul in accordance with the International Arbitration Rules of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board. The ruling of the arbitrators will be final and binding on both Parties, and no appeal may be taken.
Unless you and Tridge otherwise agree, the arbitration will be conducted in the county where you reside. If your claim does not exceed $10,000, then the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents you and Tridge submit to the arbitrator, unless you request a hearing or the arbitrator determines that a hearing is necessary. If your claim exceeds $10,000, your right to a hearing will be determined by the Korean Arbitration Rules. Subject to the Korean Arbitration Rules, the arbitrator will have the discretion to direct a reasonable exchange of information by the parties, consistent with the expedited nature of the arbitration.
Changes. Notwithstanding the provisions of the "Modification" section above, if Tridge changes this "Dispute Resolution" section after the date you first accepted these Terms (or accepted any subsequent changes to these Terms), you may reject any such change by sending us written notice (including by email) within 30 days of the date such change became effective, as indicated in the "Last Updated Date" above or in the date of Tridge's email to you notifying you of such change. By rejecting any change, you are agreeing that you will arbitrate any Dispute between you and Tridge in accordance with the provisions of this "Dispute Resolution" section as of the date you first accepted these Terms (or accepted any subsequent changes to these Terms).
The failure of Tridge to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of Tridge. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise. If for any reason an arbitrator or a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.
The Tridge Referral Program allows registered Tridge users (a “Tridge User”) to earn Tridge Credits toward future expertise service by referring friends to Tridge.
To participate, Tridge Users must agree to these terms, which become part of the Tridge Terms of Service. Capitalized terms that are not defined here will have the same meaning given to them in the Tridge Terms of Service.
Tridge Users can earn Tridge Credits towards future Tridge expertise service if: (i) a referred friend clicks on their referral link to create a valid Tridge account that complies with our Terms of Service; and (ii) the referred friend completes a Qualifying Expertise Service either as a client or as a finder. Neither the Tridge User may be the finder nor the client on the Qualifying Expertise Service booked by the referred friend.
The referring Tridge User will be credited with the Tridge Credit amount described in the accompanying promotional materials. Users may earn a maximum of $1,000 USD Tridge Credit per account.
A Qualifying Expertise Service must have a total value (excluding client fees or taxes) of at least US$ 80.00 (or its local currency equivalent* if we support it). It must be booked and paid for via the Tridge platform, and the referred friend must complete the service before the Tridge User can receive Tridge Credits.
Tridge Credits will automatically appear as a coupon on the checkout page, and must be used on a Qualifying Expertise Service within one year from the date they are issued. After one year, the Tridge credits will expire. Tridge Credits may not be combined with additional coupons. Tridge Credits may not transferred or exchanged for any cash or money.
Tridge Credits may not be earned by creating multiple Tridge Accounts. Tridge Credits accrued in multiple Tridge accounts may not be combined into one Tridge account.
Referrals should only be used for personal and non-commercial purposes, and only shared with personal connections that will appreciate receiving these invitations. Referral links should not be published or distributed where there is no reasonable basis for believing that all or most of the recipients are personal friends (such as coupon websites, Reddit, or Wikipedia).
Referred friends that have signed up using a valid referral link will also receive a Tridge Credit toward their next Qualifying Expertise Service on Tridge. The standard Tridge Credit is US$ 10.00 (or its local currency equivalent* if we support it), but may vary in some cases if the referred friend signed up as part of a special promotion. Varying credit amounts and additional terms will be shown in the referral invitation or accompanying promotional materials.
A referred friend may only use one referral link. If a referred friend receives referral links from multiple Tridge Users, only the corresponding Tridge User of the referral link used by the referred friend will receive Tridge Credit.
If any provision in these terms are held to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, such provision (or the part of it that is making it invalid, void or unenforceable) will be struck and not affect the validity of and enforceability of the remaining provisions.
Tridge may suspend or terminate the Referral Program or a user’s ability to participate in the Referral Program at any time for any reason.
We reserve the right to suspend accounts or remove Tridge Credits if we notice any activity that we believe is abusive or fraudulent. We reserve the right to review and investigate all referral activities and to suspend accounts or modify referrals as deemed fair and appropriate.
We can update these terms at any time without prior notice. If we modify these terms, we will post the modification on the Tridge.com website, applications, or services, which are effective upon posting. Continued participation in the Referral Program after any modification shall constitute consent to such modification.
* The referral’s local currency equivalent credit amount will be calculated using a system-wide rate, known as the base exchange rate, for currency conversion using data from one or more third parties, such as OANDA. We regularly update the base exchange rate, but it may not be identical to the real-time market rate.