Last updated on 02.04.2017
IMPORTANT NOTICE: THIS AGREEMENT IS SUBJECT TO BINDING ARBITRATION AND A WAIVER OF CLASS ACTION RIGHTS AS DETAILED IN THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION SECTION.
Terms of Service
This website is owned and operated by Ring Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively “Ring,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). These Terms of Service (“Terms”) and our Privacy Notice govern your legal rights to use or access our services, software, mobile application, and our websites (the “Services”) and Ring hardware products or devices (“Products”). Please read these Terms and our Privacy Notice carefully before using the Products or Services. By using or accessing our Products or Services, you signify your acknowledgement and assent to the terms and conditions of use set forth below and our Privacy Notice, which is hereby incorporated by reference. These Terms and the Privacy Notice (together with other user agreements, where applicable) constitute a binding legal agreement between you and Ring (this “Agreement”). Please read these Terms closely because they contain important information about automatic renewal , a class action waiver , and an arbitration provision, requiring you to arbitrate any claims you may have against Ring on an individual basis. Please follow the instructions in the Dispute Resolution section below if you wish to opt out of the arbitration provision. ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS MEANS THAT YOU WILL NOT HAVE, AND YOU WAIVE, THE RIGHT FOR A JUDGE OR JURY TO DECIDE YOUR CLAIMS, AND THAT YOU MAY NOT PROCEED IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED, OR REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY.
*If you do not agree with these Terms, please do not use our Products or Services. *
This Agreement represents the entire understanding relating to your use of the Products and Services and prevails over any prior or contemporaneous, conflicting or additional communications between you and Ring. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by Ring.
Specific areas or pages of our websites may include additional or different terms relating to the use of our Products or Services. In the event of a conflict between such specific terms and these Terms, the specific terms shall control.
The term “you,” as used in these Terms, includes any person or entity who is the owner of the Product and creates an account associated with the Product (“Owner”), as well as any person or entity authorized to access or use the Owner’s Products and Services (“Authorized Users”). Authorized Users are responsible for their own actions in connection with the Products and Services, but Owner hereby agrees to be fully responsible for all actions taken by Authorized Users relating to the Owner’s Products, Services and account. As a result, if you are an Owner, you should authorize only those individuals that you trust to access your account, Products, and Services.
You represent and warrant that you are of legal age in your jurisdiction to form a binding contract (or if not, that you are over the age of 13 and you’ve received your parent’s or guardian’s permission to use the Services and gotten your parent or guardian to agree to these Terms on your behalf).
If you’re agreeing to these Terms on behalf of an organization or entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to agree to these Terms on that organization or entity’s behalf and bind them to these Terms (in which case, the references to “you” and “your” in these Terms, except for in this sentence, refer to that organization or entity).
CHANGES TO THIS AGREEMENT AND SERVICES
Except as set forth in the Dispute Resolution section, Ring is free to revise these Terms or any other part of this Agreement at any time by updating this page. If we make changes to these Terms that we consider material, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you by placing a notice on the ring.com website, notifying you through the Services, by sending you an email, and/or by some other means. By continuing to use our Services after such changes, you are expressing your acknowledgement and acceptance of the changes. Please check these Terms periodically for updates.
We’re always trying to improve the Products and Services, so they may change over time. We may suspend or discontinue any part of the Services, or we may introduce new features or impose limits on certain features or restrict access to parts or all of the Products or Services. Similarly, we reserve the right to remove any Content from the Services at any time, for any reason, in our sole discretion, and without notice.
We are also free to terminate (or suspend access to) your use of the Services or your account, for any reason in our discretion, including your breach of these Terms. We have the sole right to decide whether you are in violation of any of the restrictions set forth in this Agreement.
ACCESS AND USE; GUIDELINES FOR INSTALLATION AND USE
All right, title and interest in the Services and our content provided through the Products and Services (including without limitation information, documents, logos, graphics, designs and images) are owned by Ring, its licensors, or designated third parties. Subject to these Terms, Ring grants you a limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive right to access and use the Services for the sole purpose of monitoring and controlling the Products installed on your property and solely for your personal, non-commercial use.
Privacy and other laws applicable in your jurisdiction may impose certain responsibilities on you and your use of the Products and Services. You agree that it is your responsibility, and not the responsibility of Ring, to ensure that you comply with any applicable laws when you use the Products and Services, including but not limited to:
(1) any laws or regulations relating to the recording or sharing of video or audio content, and/or (2) any laws or regulations requiring that notice be given to or that consent be obtained from third parties with respect to your use of the Products or Services.
In addition, you agree (a) that installation of any Product which takes visual and/or audio recordings will be installed at such an angle that it does not take any recordings beyond the boundary of your property (including public pavements or roads); (b) to prominently display appropriate signage advising others that audio/visual recording is taking place; and (c) if you use your property as a workplace, to comply with laws governing the monitoring of employees.
If your use of the Services or any Products is prohibited by applicable laws, then you aren’t authorized to use the Services. We can’t and won’t be responsible for your using the Services or any Products in a way that breaks the law.
You may be required to sign up for an account, and select a password and user name (“User ID”). You promise to provide us with accurate, complete, and updated registration information about yourself. You may not select as your User ID a name that you don’t have the right to use, or another person’s name with the intent to impersonate that person. Also, you will not share your account or password with anyone, and you must protect the security of your account and your password. You’re responsible for any activity associated with your account.
You represent, warrant, and agree that you will not capture or contribute any Content (as defined below) or otherwise use the Services or Products or interact with the Services or Products in a manner that:
- Infringes or violates the intellectual property rights or any other rights of anyone else (including us);
- Violates any law, ordinance, or regulation, including privacy and other laws referenced above and any applicable export control laws;
- Is harmful, fraudulent, deceptive, threatening, harassing, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise objectionable;
- Jeopardizes the security of your Ring account or anyone else’s (such as allowing someone else to log in to the Services as you);
- Attempts, in any manner, to obtain the password, account, or other security information from any other user;
- Violates the security of any computer network, or cracks any passwords or security encryption codes;
- Runs Maillist, Listserv, any form of auto-responder or “spam” on the Services, or any processes that run or are activated while you are not logged into the Services, or that otherwise interfere with the proper working of the Services (including by placing an unreasonable load on the Services’ infrastructure);
- “Crawls,” “scrapes,” or “spiders” any page, data, or portion of or relating to the Services or Content (through use of manual or automated means);
- Copies or stores any significant portion of the Content; or
- Violates the Ring Neighborhoods Community guidelines, which are hereby incorporated by reference.
A violation of any of the foregoing is grounds for termination of your right to use or access the Products and Services.
TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS
Nothing on or in the Products or Services shall be construed as conferring any license under any intellectual property right, including any right in the nature of trademark or copyright, of Ring or any third party, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. All trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.
Except as otherwise noted, Ring is the owner of all trademarks and service marks on or in the Products and Services, whether registered or not, including, without limitation, Ring®, Ring ProtectTM and Ring NeighborhoodTM. Ring expressly forbids the unauthorized use of its logos, trademarks or other graphics to create links. All registered trademarks are registered in the United States of America (and/or other applicable jurisdictions).
What if I see something on the Services that infringes my copyright?
You may have heard of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”), as it relates to online service providers, like Ring, being asked to remove material that allegedly violates someone’s copyright. We respect others’ intellectual property rights, and we reserve the right to delete or disable Content alleged to be infringing, and to terminate the accounts of repeat alleged infringers. To review our complete Copyright Dispute Policy and learn how to report potentially infringing content, click here. To learn more about the DMCA, click here.
You may have the ability to publicly post or upload materials (including, without limitation, video, images, audio, commentary) (the “Content”) captured through or in connection with your use of the Products and Services.
You are solely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise disseminate using, or in connection with, the Products or Services (including Content you share through the Ring Neighborhoods feature) (collectively, “Shared Content”). You represent and warrant that:
(a) you own the intellectual property rights in Shared Content posted by you or otherwise have the right to post the Content and grant the license set forth below, and (b) the posting and use of your Shared Content on or through the Services does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, intellectual property rights or any other rights of any person.
You hereby grant Ring and its licensees an unlimited, irrevocable, fully paid and royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide right to re-use, distribute, store, delete, translate, copy, modify, display, sell, create derivative works from and otherwise exploit such Shared Content for any purpose and in any media formats in any media channels without compensation to you. You shall not use, reproduce, modify, upload, publish, transmit, distribute, display, or otherwise exploit for any purposes whatsoever any Content: (i) not owned by you without the express prior written consent of the respective owners, and (ii) in any way that violates any third party right. Ring reserves the right, but shall not be obligated, to remove any Content from the Services at any time in its sole and absolute discretion. If you see Content that you believe violates our Terms, please flag it in our mobile application or report it to us by emailing email@example.com.
RING PROTECT RECORDINGS AND NEIGHBORHOODS RECORDINGS
When you purchase our Products, you have the option of subscribing to a Ring Protect Subscription Plan (“Ring Protect Plan”). If you choose to subscribe to a Ring Protect Plan, it will automatically send to us for storage any video footage and/or audio recording captured by the Products installed on your property (“Ring Protect Recordings”), and allows you to later access your Ring Protect Recordings from your computers or compatible devices for a limited period of time after such Ring Protect Recording was created so long as you are enrolled in a Ring Protect Plan. Ring Protect Recordings that are deleted by you or your Authorized Users or that are deleted at the end of the storage period or due to the expiration of your Ring Protect Plan are no longer available to you and cannot be recovered.
If you are not subscribed to a Ring Protect Plan, your Ring device will automatically record for the limited purpose of allowing you to publicly share any video footage and/or audio recording captured by the Products installed on your property with other users through the Ring Neighborhoods feature during an answered motion or ring (a “Neighborhoods Recording”). If you do not subscribe to a Ring Protect Plan and do not choose to share such Neighborhoods Recording through the Ring Neighborhoods feature at the time captured, such Neighborhoods Recording is deleted, cannot be recovered and is no longer available to you.
Deleted Ring Protect Recordings and unshared Neighborhoods Recordings are permanently deleted in the ordinary course.
FREE TRIAL AND SUBSCRIPTIONS
You may enjoy our Ring Protect Plan in the following ways:
Free Trial. When you first set up your Product, you will be automatically enrolled in a free thirty (30) day trial of the basic Ring Protect Plan. If you do not enter into a paid subscription for a Ring Protect Plan before the end of your trial period, your Ring Protect Recordings will be deleted.
Paid Subscriptions. When you first set up your Product through the Services, or at any time after you begin using your Product, you may enjoy our Ring Protect Plan by enrolling in our monthly or annual subscription plan, which will continue until you cancel your subscription. These subscription plans entitle you to access our Ring Protect Plan for each payment period until such subscription is cancelled. Your paid subscription will automatically commence on the first day following the end of your trial period, on a monthly or annual basis depending on your election when you first set up your Product. By submitting your payment details in conjunction with the trial, you agree to this charge. To avoid this charge, you must cancel your Ring Protect Plan by either contacting us before the end of your trial period or discontinuing the Ring Protect Plan via the Ring website.
Subscription fees are billed or charged on the first day of the applicable subscription period. If any payment is returned unpaid or if any credit card or similar transaction is rejected or denied, Ring reserves the right to cancel your Ring Protect Plan subscription and to collect any rejection or insufficient funds fee and to process any such payment by the payment method you have submitted to us.
Auto-Renewal for Paid Subscriptions. Unless you opt out of auto-renewal, which can be done through your account settings by removing your payment information or by contacting us, any paid Services (for example, your Ring Protect Plan) you have signed up for will be automatically extended for successive renewal periods of the same duration as the subscription term originally selected, at the then-current non-promotional rate. To change or discontinue your paid Services at any time, go to account settings or contact us. If you terminate a paid Service, you may use your subscription until the end of your then-current term and your subscription will not be renewed after your then-current term expires. However, you won't be eligible for a prorated refund of any portion of the subscription fee paid for the then-current subscription period, except as set forth in the Refund Policy below. Your non-termination or continued use of a paid Service reaffirms that we are authorized to charge your payment method for that paid Service. We may submit those charges for payment and you will be responsible for such charges. This does not waive our right to seek payment directly from you. Your charges may be payable in advance, in arrears, or as otherwise described when you initially selected to use the paid Service.
RECORDINGS, SHARED CONTENT, AND PERMISSION FROM YOU
Ring does not claim ownership of your intellectual property rights in Ring Protect Recordings, Shared Content or Neighborhoods Recordings (collectively, the “User Recordings”). You own your User Recordings.
However, by purchasing or using our Products and Services, you give Ring the right, without any compensation or obligation to you, to access and use your User Recordings for the limited purposes of providing Services to you, protecting you, improving our Products and Services, developing new Products and Services, and as otherwise set forth in our Privacy Notice.
Additionally, by electing to publicly share your Shared Content (which includes your shared Neighborhoods Recordings), in addition to the license granted above, you give Ring the right, without any compensation or obligation to you, to access and use your Shared Content for the purposes of publicly sharing such recordings with current and future users and allowing those users to comment on the Shared Content. You also expressly consent and agree that Ring may share your Shared Content with any law enforcement agency that requests access to such Shared Content.
In addition to the rights granted above, you also acknowledge and agree that Ring may access, use, preserve and/or disclose your User Recordings and Shared Content to law enforcement authorities, government officials, and/or third parties, if legally required to do so or if we have a good faith belief that such access, use, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to:
(a) comply with applicable law, regulation, legal process or reasonable governmental request; (b) enforce these Terms, including investigation of any potential violation thereof; (c) detect, prevent or otherwise address security, fraud or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property or safety of Ring, its users, a third party, or the public as required or permitted by law.
Deleted Content and User Recordings may be stored by Ring in order to comply with certain legal obligations and are not retrievable without a valid court order.
CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS, AND PAYMENTS
Cancellation of Subscription Services
You may cancel your Ring Protect Plan by contacting us or through your Ring account, at any time, with or without cause. After your cancellation, you will continue to enjoy access to the Ring Protect Plan and your Ring Protect Recordings until the last day of your subscription period. After such subscription period ends, your Ring Protect Recordings will no longer be accessible to you.
Product Refund. If, for any reason, you decide to return Product that you purchased from us for a refund, you must notify us and return the Product to us within thirty (30) days from the date the Product was delivered. Unless the Product is faulty or not as described, you will be responsible for all costs associated with returning the Product to us (including uninstallation and the cost of shipping the Product back to us). We will refund the price you paid for the Product excluding original shipping charges.
Prorated Subscription Refund. If you cancel your annual Ring Protect Plan subscription at any time within the first ten (10) months of your subscription period, you will be charged the monthly subscription fee (i.e., for the monthly subscription plan) for each month of your annual subscription period prior to your cancellation, and you will be eligible for a refund for the remainder of your annual subscription fee. We will not issue a refund for any unused portion of your monthly subscription after the first ten (10) months of your subscription.
If we charge less than the correct or advertised amount on a transaction, we have the right for thirty (30) days after the original transaction date, to complete subsequent transaction attempts in order to rectify the incorrect payment or to cancel the order. Should this occur, you have the right to reject such charge and cancel your original transaction for a full refund in accordance with our Refund Policy.
THIRD PARTY SERVICES
You may be allowed to access or acquire products, websites, applications, content or services from third parties (“Third Party Services”) through our Services. A description or reference to any Third Party Service by or through our Services (including any description or reference via hyperlink) does not imply endorsement by Ring of such Third Party Service. These Third Party Services are the sole responsibility of such independent third parties, and your use thereof is solely at your own risk. Ring has no control over the content or policies of such Third Party Services, and we are not responsible for (and under no circumstances shall we be liable for) the contents, accuracy, reliability, quality or security of any such Third Party Service. Those who choose to access information provided by third parties (including any information obtained through our Services) are solely responsible for the compliance of such information with any applicable law.
From time to time, Ring may develop updates, upgrades, patches and other modifications to improve the performance of the Services and/or the Products or for other reasons in our sole discretion (“Updates”). You agree that Ring may automatically install such Updates without providing any additional notice to you or receiving any additional consent from you.