Terms Of Service
This User Agreement (“Agreement”) is effective as of November 12, 2012, and describes the terms by which you will be bound when you use the services accessible at https://useremit.com/ (“Service”). Do not use the Service if you do not agree to be bound by these terms. By using the Service you agree to everything contained in this User Agreement.
As used throughout this Agreement, the terms “Useremit”, “Eversend Ltd”, “we”, “us”, and “our” refer to Eversend Ltd , d/b/a Useremit, together with its employees, directors, successors, and assignees. The terms “you” and “your” refer to users of the Service, whether as Senders or Recipients.
1. THE SERVICE
We recommend you use the Service to send money to friends and family and, therefore, you should not use the Service to send money to strangers.
The Service allows users to send payments from the United States Or United Kingdom to the Uganda. A “Sender” uses the Service to send money and a “Recipient” receives money through the Service. A “Transaction” refers to an order to send money through the Service. The “Transaction Amount” is the amount in US dollars that the Sender provides to Useremit for transmittal to the Recipient. The “Payout Amount” is the amount paid out to the Recipient, excluding any taxes or charges that may be levied under the laws of the Republic of the Uganda (the “Local Taxes”).
2. ELIGIBILITY FOR THE SERVICE
- Age and Capacity. You must be at least eighteen (18) years old to access or use the Service as a Sender. You must be able to form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Other restrictions may apply.
- Offer and Acceptance. If you submit a Transaction, you are requesting that we process your Transaction, an offer that we may accept or reject at our sole discretion.
3. PAYING FOR THE SERVICE
- Charges. With each Transaction you submit you are agreeing to pay us a service fee (“Service Fee”), in addition to the Transaction Amount. Payment in US dollars is due at the time the transaction is submitted for processing. If you submit a transaction that results in us being charged NSF fees, chargeback fees, or other similar costs, you agree to reimburse Useremit for all such fees.
- Payment. In order for us to process your transaction you authorize us to charge any of the payment instruments included in your payment profile ( “Payment Instrument” includes your credit card, debit card or bank account). If your payment fails you authorize us to re-try one or more times using the same Payment Instrument. You warrant that you are a lawful user of your Payment Instrument(s).
- Other Charges. We are not responsible for fees that may be imposed by financial institutions associated with your Payment Instruments. For example, some credit card issuers may treat the use of your credit card to use the Service as a “cash advance” and may impose additional fees and interest cost for the transaction. Useremit is not responsible for any NSF fees, chargeback fees, or other, similar charges that might be imposed on you by your bank, credit card issuer, or other provider.
4. RECEIVING A REMITTANCE
- Service Providers. We work with local banks and other third party outlets (each, a “Service Provider”) to make funds available to Recipients. As a Sender, you are appointing your Recipient as your agent for the purpose of receiving funds transmitted through the Service. We try to provide current information on our website about the location, availability, and hours of our Service Providers. However, we are not responsible for any inaccurate or incomplete information that may be posted on the website.
- Verification. Recipients will be required to prove their identities before receiving funds by presenting valid identification. Also, Recipients may be required to provide a reference number or another similar identifier associated with their Transactions.
5. IMPORTANT SERVICE RESTRICTIONS
- General. We may refuse any Transaction or limit the amount to be transferred, either on a per transaction or aggregated basis. These limits may be imposed on individual accounts or linked accounts. We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue all or any part of the Service.
- Delays. Your Transaction may be delayed by our effort to verify your identity and validate your Payment Instruments and otherwise comply with laws or manage our financial risk. You may be entitled to a refund in certain circumstances and you may cancel your transaction at any time while it is pending.
- Commercial Transactions. You should not use the Service to send money except to people that you know. We are not responsible for, the quality or delivery of goods or services that you pay for using the Service. You accept that using the Service to pay for goods and services is at your own risk.
- Unauthorized Transactions. You may not use the Service in violation of this User Agreement or applicable laws, rules or regulations. It is a violation of the User Agreement to use the Service for any of the following: sexually-oriented materials or services, gambling activities, fraud, money-laundering, the funding of terrorist organizations, or the purchase or sale of tobacco, firearms, prescription drugs, or other controlled substances; or to send money to a Recipient that has violated the User Agreement. If you use the Service in connection with illegal conduct, Useremit will report you to law enforcement.
- Ineligibility. Your Payment Instrument must be issued by a U.S. financial institution Or U.K. financial institution. We may refuse Transactions from certain Senders and to certain Recipients that are included on the Specially Designated Nationals list, Non-cooperative Countries and Territories list, and such other lists as issued by different government agencies.
- No Changes. We generally do not let you change the details of your Transaction once it's submitted to us for processing. It is your responsibility to make sure your Transaction details are accurate.
- Restricted Activities. In connection with your use of our website or the Service, or in the course
of your interactions with Useremit, a user or a third party, you will not:
- Breach this User Agreement, or any other agreement between you and Useremit;
- Provide false, inaccurate, or misleading information;
- Refuse to cooperate in an investigation or provide confirmation of your identity;
- Use an anonymizing proxy;
- Provide yourself a cash advance from your credit card (or help others to do so);
- Use any automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our website.
6. HOW AND WHY WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION
- Verifying information. You authorize us to make any inquiries, to you or to others, which are necessary to validate the information that you provide to us. This may include asking you for additional information, requiring you to take steps to confirm ownership of your email address or financial instruments, verifying your information against third party databases, or through other sources.
- General. Let us know at any time if you have any problems with the Service. You can contact us using the contact information at the bottom of this User Agreement.
- Refunds & Complaints. We typically do not give refunds unless we did something wrong. However,
we will consider your written request for a refund, submitted by email, fax, or U.S. mail
using the contact information at the bottom of this User Agreement. When doing so, you
should provide the Sender's full name, address, and phone number, along with the Transaction
reference number, Transaction Amount, and the reason for your refund request. If we do provide
you a refund, we will only refund the Transaction Amount if the Transaction was not paid out
to the Recipient. Refunds will be credited to the same Payment Instrument used to pay for
the Transaction. Refunds are only made in U.S. dollars. Refund amounts will not be adjusted
to account for changes in the value of the U.S. dollar or foreign currency from the time your
Transaction was submitted. Please note that residents of certain jurisdictions may have
certain refund rights and complaint procedures, as described here:
- As a Sender , you are entitled
to a refund of all moneys received for transmittal within thirty days of receipt of a written
request for refund unless any of the following occurs:
- The monies have been transmitted and delivered to the recipient prior to receipt of the written request for a refund;
- Instructions have been given committing an equivalent amount of money to the person designated by the customer prior to receipt of a written request for a refund;
- Useremit, or its authorized delegate has reason to believe that a crime has occurred, is occurring, or may potentially occur as a result of transmitting the money as requested by the customer or refunding the money as requested by the customer; or
- Useremit is otherwise barred by law from making a refund.
- As a Sender , you are entitled to a refund of all moneys received for transmittal within thirty days of receipt of a written request for refund unless any of the following occurs:
8. Useremit'S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
You acknowledge that the Service, including the content of this website, text, graphics, logos, and images, as well as all other Useremit copyrights, trademarks, logos, and product and service names are owned exclusively by Eversend Ltd, Inc. (the “Useremit Intellectual Property”). You agree not to display, use, copy, or modify the Useremit Intellectual Property in any manner. You are authorized solely to view and retain a copy of the pages of this website for your own personal, non-commercial use. You further agree not to: (i) use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated device to access the Service; (ii) remove or alter any author, trademark or other proprietary notice or legend displayed on this website (or printed pages thereof); or (iii) infringe Useremit's or any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy..
9. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
We make reasonable efforts to ensure that Transactions are processed in a timely manner, but we make no representations or warranties regarding the time needed to complete processing because the Service is dependent on many factors outside our control. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties, so the foregoing disclaimer may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other legal rights that vary state to state. In any event, you may have a right to a refund as expressly described herein.
You agree to indemnify and hold Useremit, Service Providers, and their respective subsidiaries, officers, agents, partners, and employees harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the User Agreement, or your violation of any rights of another.
11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL Useremit, SERVICE PROVIDERS, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, AGENTS, PARTNERS, OR EMPLOYEES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES BEYOND THE SUM OF $500.00 (IN ADDITION TO REFUNDING THE TRANSACTION AMOUNT AND SERVICE FEES), INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF Useremit HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) RESULTING FROM NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF Useremit, DISBURSEMENT PARTNERS, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, AGENTS, PARTNERS, OR EMPLOYEES.
12. DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND GOVERNING LAW
- Governing Law. This User Agreement shall be governed according to the laws of the State of Washington, and all activities performed in connection with the Service shall be deemed to have been performed in Washington. Any controversy, dispute, or claim arising out of or relating to the Service or User Agreement (a “Claim”) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Washington, except that body of law governing conflicts of law.
- Disputes with Useremit. If a dispute arises between you and Useremit, our goal is to learn about and address your concerns. If we are unable to address your concerns to your satisfaction, we will seek to provide you with a neutral and cost-effective means of resolving the dispute quickly. Disputes between you and Useremit regarding the Service may be reported online to via our online support; by telephone at +256783877133 or by mail at [email protected]
- Arbitration. For any claim (excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable relief) where the total amount of the award sought is less than $10,000.00 USD, the party requesting relief may elect to resolve the dispute in a cost-effective manner through binding non-appearance-based arbitration. If a party elects arbitration, that party will initiate such arbitration through an established alternative dispute resolution (ADR) provider mutually agreed upon by the parties. The ADR provider and the parties must comply with the following rules: a) the arbitration shall be conducted by telephone, online and/or be solely based on written submissions, the specific manner shall be chosen by the party initiating the arbitration; b) the arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties; and c) any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.
- Forum for Disputes. Except as otherwise agreed by the parties or as described in section 12(c) above, you agree that any claim or dispute you may have against Eversend Ltdmust be resolved by a court located in King County. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within King County, Washington for the purpose of litigating all such claims or disputes.
- Improperly Filed Litigation. All claims you bring against Useremit must be resolved in accordance with section 12 of this Agreement. All claims filed or brought contrary to section 12 shall be considered improperly filed, and a breach of this Agreement. Should you file a claim contrary to section 12, Useremit may recover attorneys' fees and costs (including in-house attorneys and paralegals) up to $1,000.00 USD, provided that Useremit has notified you in writing of the improperly filed claim, and you have failed to promptly withdraw the claim.
13. ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS
You acknowledge that this User Agreement shall be entered into electronically, and that the following categories of information (“Communications”) may be provided by electronic means: (i) this User Agreement and any amendments, modifications or supplements to it; (ii) your records of transactions through the Service; (iii) any initial, periodic or other disclosures or notices provided in connection with the Service, including without limitation those required by federal or state law; (iv) any customer service communications, including without limitation communications with respect to claims of error or unauthorized use of the Service; (v) any other communication related to the Service or Useremit.
The Service does not allow for Communications to be provided in paper format or through other non-electronic means. You may withdraw your consent to receive Communications electronically, but if you do, your use of the Service shall be terminated. In order to withdraw your consent, you must contact us using our contact information at the end of this User Agreement.
- Entire Agreement. The User Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Useremit and governs your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and Useremit.
- No Waiver. The failure of Useremit to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the User Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the User Agreement is found by an arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the arbitrator or court should endeavor to give appropriately valid effect to the intention of the User Agreement as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the User Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.
- Modification. We may modify this User Agreement from time to time without notice to you, except as may be required by law. You can review the most current version of the User Agreement at any time by reviewing this website. You may terminate your use of the Service if you do not agree with any modification or amendment. If you use the Service after the effective date of an amendment or modification, you shall be deemed to have accepted that amendment or modification. You agree that you shall not modify this User Agreement and acknowledge that any attempts by you to modify this User Agreement shall be void.
Your security is very important to Useremit, and we use a variety of security measures to make sure that your information is secure. We urge you to think carefully before sending money to anyone that you do not know well. In particular, you should be cautious of deals or offers that seem too good to be true. If you think you have been or might be a victim of fraud, please contact us immediately by telephone at +256783877133. If you are aware of anyone or any entity that is using the Service inappropriately, please email us at [email protected] . And if you receive any fake (phishing) emails, purporting to be from Useremit, please forward them to us at [email protected].
16. CONTACT INFORMATION
Questions, notifications, and requests for refunds or further information can be sent to Useremit, as follows:
online customer support; by telephone at +256783877133 or
3rd Floor, Guardian Building
67A, Spring Road