Terms of Service
Last updated: November 7, 2023
About our Terms of Service
The following terms and conditions govern all access to and use of the Approveit Service including all content, services and products available at or through the Approveit.
The Approveit is owned and operated by Approveit, Inc. (“Approveit”, “we”, “our” or “us”). The Approveit Service is offered subject to your acceptance of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published from time to time on the Website (collectively, the “Agreement”).
Please read the Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Approveit Service. By accessing or using any part of the Approveit Service, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of the Agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of the Agreement, then you may not access or use the Approveit Service.
1. Description of the Approveit Service
The Approveit service allows you to create, approve and reject the approvals requests inside Slack.
Approveit may also, in the future, update current services and/or features or offer new services and/or features to the Approveit Service (including, the release of new tools). Such updated or new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the Agreement.
Access to the Approveit Service is permitted on a temporary basis. We reserve the right to modify or discontinue offering or updating the Approveit Service at any time without notice.
2. No association with Slack
Approveit and Slack Technologies Inc, the provider of the Slack communication service, (“Slack”) are different entities. There is no relationship between Approveit and Slack, other than Approveit being a licensee and user of the Slack API for the purpose of providing the Approveit. Slack is not responsible for the Approveit Service and will not provide support for the Approveit Service.
This Agreement does not apply to your use of the Slack services. Such use is governed by the Slack Terms of Service available on the website slack.com.
In order to use the Approveit Service, you must be 16 years of age or older. You must also have the power to enter into a binding contract with us and not be barred from doing so under any applicable laws.
4. Your Approveit Account and Personal Data
To use the Approveit Service, you add it to your workspace in Slack.
You are fully responsible for all activities that occur under when using Approveit Service and any other actions taken in connection with it, whether by yourself or other users. Approveit will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
To communicate with you about the Services: We use your contact information to send transactional communications via email and within the Services, including confirming your purchases, reminding you of subscription expirations, responding to your comments, questions and requests, providing customer support, and sending you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and administrative messages. We also send you communications as you onboard to Approveit to help you become more proficient in using that Service. These communications are part of the Services and you will find opt-out option within the communication itself or in your account settings.
4.1 Data Privacy
You have certain rights under laws such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), and EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) related to your personal data, including the right to access, delete, and restrict the selling or sharing of your personal data. To make a request related to your personal data, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will respond to verifiable data requests within 30 days as required by law. We may need to verify your identity before processing your request.
You may access and use the Approveit Service on any of our subscription plans:
Free Service: This subscription plan allows you to use the app in the team under 5 members for free; or
Paid Subscriptions: For teams bigger than 5. Different Paid Subscription levels may be available.
You may only use the Approveit Service within the limits of your subscription level. You may upgrade your subscription level.
5.1 Purchase of Paid Subscriptions
To purchase a Paid Subscription to the Approveit Service, you will be required to select a subscription level and provide accurate information regarding your credit card or other payment instrument. You agree to our third party service providers, including Stripe, storing and using your payment card information for the purpose of processing the payment.
You agree to pay Approveit all amounts specified in the applicable subscription plan in accordance with the Agreement.
By providing your payment instrument details, you authorize Approveit or companies who work on Approveit’s behalf, such as payment processors, to bill your payment instrument in advance for the relevant subscription fee on the date you purchase a Paid Subscription to the Approveit Service (the “Initial Billing Date”) and on each monthly or annual anniversary (as applicable, depending on your chosen subscription plan) of the Initial Billing Date (the “Subsequent Billing Date(s)”). The Initial Billing Date and any Subsequent Billing Dates are together referred to herein as the “Billing Date(s)”.
The relevant subscription fees:
- shall be payable in the US dollars;
- are, subject to clause 5.4, non-refundable;
- are exclusive of any applicable sales tax, which shall be added to the bill at the appropriate rate.
If, for any reason, we are unable to bill your payment instrument or process the payment of the relevant subscription fee within thirty (30) days of the Billing Date, and without prejudice to any of our other rights and remedies:
we may, without liability to you, disable your access to all or part of the Approveit Services and we shall be under no obligation to provide any or all of the Approveit Services; and
interest shall accrue on a daily basis on such due amounts at an annual rate equal to 3% over the then current base lending rate of HSBC from time to time, commencing on the due date and continuing until fully paid, whether before or after judgment.
If you dispute any charges you must let Approveit know within twenty (20) days after the Billing Date.
We reserve the right to change our prices for the Paid Subscriptions in the future. Price changes for existing Paid Subscriptions will take effect at the start of the next subscription period following the date of the price change. If we do change prices, we will provide you with at least one month’s notice of the change on the Website and in an email to you. Your continued use of the Approveit Service after the price change becomes effective constitutes your agreement to pay the new price.
5.2. Automatic Renewal
Your Paid Subscription will automatically renew at the end of every month or year (as applicable, depending on your chosen subscription plan) after the Billing Date, unless you cancel your Paid Subscription in accordance with clause 5.4.
5.3 Changes to level of Paid Subscription
Changes to your Paid Subscription level, including the reduction or addition of features and limitations on use of the Approveit Services, shall take effect immediately.
5.4. Cancellation of Paid Subscription
You may cancel your Paid Subscription by notifying us at email@example.com. The cancellation will take effect the day after the last day of the current subscription period, and you will be downgraded to the Free Service. Subject to the below paragraph, you will not receive a refund for subscription fees paid to us.
If you are a consumer residing in the European Union, and do not use the Approveit Service for business purposes, you have the right to cancel your Paid Subscription and receive a full refund within fourteen (14) days of purchase.
From time to time, Approveit may offer trials of a Paid Subscription for a specified period without payment (the “Trial”). Approveit reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to determine your eligibility for a Trial, and to withdraw or to modify a Trial at any time without prior notice and with no liability.
For some Trials, Approveit will require you to provide your payment details to start the Trial. At the end of such Trials, we may automatically start to bill you for the Paid Subscription on the first day following the end of the Trial in accordance with clause 5. By providing your payment details in conjunction with the Trial, you agree to this charge. If you do not want this charge, you must change your subscription to the Free Service by notifying us at firstname.lastname@example.org before the end of the Trial.
7. Money Back Guarantee
If the Approveit Service do not for any reason meet your expectations, you may request that Approveit immediately cancel your Paid Subscription and refund all subscriptions fees paid to Approveit up until that date, provided that:
- you request the refund from Approveit by contacting us at email@example.com within thirty (30) days after the date the Paid Subscription was initially purchased;
- the subject Paid Subscription is the first Paid Subscription for the Approveit Services you have purchased (including under a different Approveit Account);
- you have fully complied with the terms of the Agreement;
- you have not upgraded your Paid Subscription.
8. Intellectual Property
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Approveit Service and in the material published on it. We grant you: a limited, non-exclusive, revocable license to make use of the ApproveIt Service (excluding the Website) within the limits of the Subscription level you have purchased; and
This license shall terminate when the Agreement terminates in accordance with clause 12.
The Agreement does not transfer any of Approveit’s or any of Approveit’s licensors’ intellectual property to you. Title to such intellectual property will remain solely with Approveit or Approveit’s licensors (as applicable).
All Approveit trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, domain names, and any other features of the Approveit brand are the sole property of Approveit. Your use of the Approveit Service grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any of Approveit’s trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, domain names or any other features of the Approveit brand, whether for commercial or non-commercial use.
9. Approval requests
Approval requests by you and your team members from a Slack channel via the Slack services using the Approveit Service may contain proprietary and confidential information. By using the Approveit Services you grant us the right to transmit and store the information contained in the polls for the purpose of providing the Approveit Services and warrant that other team members have also consented to such use by us.
You warrant that you are the creator of, or have the authority from the creator(s) of, all intellectual property rights in the approval requests and that use of them in the approval requests by us as contemplated by the Agreement does not violate the terms of the Agreement, applicable law, or the intellectual property rights of others.
You will be liable to us and indemnify us for any loss or damage suffered as a result of your breach of the warranties contained in this clause 9.
10. Third Party Sites
The ApproveIt Service may contain links to other independent third-party websites (Third-party Sites). Third-party Sites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for and do not endorse their content or their privacy policies (if any). You will need to make your own independent judgement regarding your interaction with any Third-party Sites, including the purchase and use of any products or services accessible through them.
We reserve the right to change the Agreement at any time for any reason. Any changes we may make to the Agreement in the future will be notified to you by posting an updated version of the Agreement on this page. Your continued use of or access to the Approveit Service following the changes to the Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes.
ApproveIt may terminate the Agreement and suspend your access to all or any part of the Approveit Service immediately by contacting you at your email address on record if:
- you commit a breach of the Agreement, as determined by us in our discretion, or we suspect that may be the case; or
- we consider termination necessary to protect the integrity or security of the systems used by us at any time.
- If you wish to terminate the Agreement, you must seize usage of the Approveit service.
On termination of the Agreement by any party and for any reason all rights granted to you under the Agreement shall cease and you must immediately cease all activities authorized by the Agreement, including your use of the Approveit Service.
Upon termination, we will retain your personal data only as long as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce our agreements, and as required by data retention policies. You may request deletion of your personal data by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
13. Disclaimer of Warranties
To the maximum extent permitted by law, the Approveit Service is provided “as is” and “as available”. ApproveIt hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Approveit does not warrant that the Approveit Service will be complete, accurate, reliable, timely, secure, error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you are using the Approveit Service at your own discretion and risk.
The provisions in this clause do not affect your statutory or mandatory rights which cannot be excluded by applicable law.
14. Limitation of Liability
In no event will Approveit be liable with respect to any subject matter of the Agreement under contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable claim for: (i) any indirect, special, incidental or consequential loss or damages; (ii) loss of profit, business, revenue, anticipated savings, business opportunity; (iii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; or (iv) the cost of interruption of use or loss or corruption of data.
Our maximum aggregate liability under or in connection with the Agreement shall in all circumstances be limited to the fees paid by you to ApproveIt in the one (1) year under this Agreement prior to the cause of action.
ApproveIt shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond its reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
15. General Representation and Warranty
You represent and warrant that your use of the ApproveIt Service will be in strict accordance with the Agreement. In particular, you represent and warrant that:
- you will comply with the Slack Terms of Service at all times;
- you will provide us with accurate information (where required);
- you will not use the Approveit Service in the event of an emergency;
- you will not use the Approveit Service in any unlawful manner, for any unlawful purpose, or in any manner inconsistent with the Agreement, or act fraudulently or maliciously, for example, by hacking into or inserting malicious code, including viruses, or harmful data, into the Approveit Service;
- you will not infringe our intellectual property rights or those of any third party in relation to your use of the Approveit Service;
- you will not do any of the following in relation to your use of the Approveit Service:
- be obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory,
- defame any person,
- promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age,
- promote violence,
- promote any illegal activity,
- promote sexually explicit material,
- disclose the name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or any other personal data in respect of any individual without their consent,
- harass, upset, embarrass, threaten, alarm or annoy any other person,
- be likely to mislead or deceive any person,
- impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person,
- contain any advertising or promote any services or web links to other sites;
- you will not use the Approveit Service in a way that could damage, disable, overburden, impair or compromise our systems or security or interfere with other users;
- you will not collect or harvest any information or data from any content or our systems or attempt to decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running the Approveit Service.
In the event that you breach this clause 15, Approveit, Inc. may terminate your access to the Approveit Service immediately.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Approveit, Inc. and its respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Approveit Service, including but not limited to your violation of the Agreement.
17. Law and Jurisdiction
The Approveit, and any non-contractual obligations arising hereunder, will be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware. Any dispute arising from, or related to, the Agreement shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Delaware.
We comply with all applicable data privacy laws including CCPA, CPRA, and GDPR. If there is any conflict between the terms of this Agreement and applicable data privacy laws, the data privacy laws shall take precedence.
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The Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Approveit and you concerning the provision of the Approveit Services.
The Agreement is between you and us and is not intended to grant rights, including the right to enforce any of its terms, to any other person. Any failure or delay by us to enforce the Agreement or any provision thereof shall not waive our right to do so.
We may transfer our rights and obligations under the Agreement to a third party, but this will not affect your rights under the Agreement.
Each of the terms and conditions of the Agreement operate separately. If any court or competent authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining conditions will remain in full force and effect and will be construed as far as possible to give effect to the parties’ intentions as originally expressed in the Agreement.
If you have any questions, comments or requests regarding the Agreement, please email email@example.com