Terms & Conditions
Search Control provides its services to you subject to the following Terms of Service (TOS) which may be updated from time to time. You can receive the most current version of the TOS at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org and requesting the most recent version.
You are purchasing a monthly recurring service which requires maintaining the campaign for a MINIMUM OF THREE (3) MONTHS. By submitting your credit card information, a check for payment, or initiating a PayPal subscription you agree to the TOS and to be automatically charged on a monthly basis for the campaign. You must contact Search Control if you wish to discontinue your campaign or for any other issue by submitting a support ticket to Search Control at: https://www.SearchControl.com
BY PROVIDING SEARCH CONTROL WITH A PAYMENT METHOD YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO THE TOS.
You agree to be pre-billed for the total number of links and/or websites that you order prior to the campaign beginning. In addition, our web campaigns require a MINIMUM OF THREE (3) MONTHS for them to begin to provide value to your site. We therefore require that you agree to purchase your links for a minimum of three (3) months for links from the date of placement. Your campaign’s begin date will be determined by our workload and may take up to fifteen (15) days from the date your payment has been received for the links to begin placing. All campaigns are assumed to be monthly recurring campaigns unless otherwise agreed to in writing by Search Control and you, the client.
You agree that your payments are due and/or automatically billed to your account the same day each month, on the day determined by Search Control as described above. If we attempt to charge your account on your billing date and we are unsuccessful for any reason, we will make two (2) attempts to contact you via phone and email. If we are unable to obtain resolution within four (4) business days from your billing date, Search Control reserves the right to immediately remove your websites and links and you will be responsible for the full remaining payment.
This Agreement shall be interpreted and construed under the laws of The State of Arizona, USA. The parties agree that any action brought by either party against the other shall be brought in The State of Arizona, USA and the parties do hereby waive all questions of personal jurisdiction or venue for carrying out this provision.
- Adult sites: Sites that display nudity or are sexually explicit.
- Gambling sites: Sites that require customers to pay money to win money. Some exceptions do exist such as raffles. For additional information please contact us at email@example.com or your Account Manager, if you are uncertain.
- Pharmaceutical: Any site that sells prescription medications, including but not limited to, sites featuring drug brand names such as Viagra, Phentermine, etc.
You also agree not to knowingly link to any sites involving Adult, Pharmaceuticals or Gambling unless your site is directly related to these topics. You understand that linking to off-topic Gambling, Pharmaceutical, or Pornography sites puts you at extremely high risk of receiving a Google penalty and/or criticism from the visitors to family-friendly sites that form the bulk of our inventory partners. You understand that if your site incurs a Google penalty during the link term – indicated by a drop to PageRank of zero and accompanied by questionable SEO practices – we will remove your link and you will be given no refund. Please do not engage in activities that will get you banned. If you are unsure what activities will get you banned, we suggest you research this prior to purchasing your links.
Because we work with a “live” inventory there will be times one or more of the sites in your order may need a replacement for various reasons (i.e. the search engine changes, webmaster has rejected your site for content reasons, the PR has changed, the page you are ordering has become full, etc.). We will always do our best to ensure the replacement(s) selected will be 1) as closely related as possible 2) the same PR 3) the same or close to the same pricing of your original order.
You agree not to contact the webmaster or inventory/marketing partner of the site where your advertisement, press release or website is displayed for any reason whatsoever during the term hereof and for a period of two (1) year from the date your campaign has been terminated. All communications, negotiations, and contact must go through Search Control. If for any reason you are directly contacted by any Inventory Partner which your sites are placed or by anyone previously affiliated with Search Control you agree to inform them of your contractual obligations and notify us immediately. Our inventory partners and anyone previously affiliated with us have also agreed to the same said terms.
Changes to Site after Acceptance
Your site or created campaign is originally accepted on the grounds that we deem it acceptable for the specific site(s) that your page(s) will be placed on. Once we accept your site for placement, you may not change material elements of the site in a way that can be construed as using questionable SEO techniques that may cause your site and more importantly our inventory partner’s sites to possibly get penalized. In addition, you may not add Adult, Gambling, Pharmaceutical links or content on your site if it was not originally an Adult, Gambling, or Pharmaceutical site when it was accepted.
If we find that you have changed your site to use what we deem as questionable SEO techniques (meaning it would lead to a penalty by Google) or add Adult, Gambling, Pharmaceutical links, we will allow you seven (7) business days to change it or we will be forced to remove your links and you will not be entitled to a refund of any payments we have received up to that point.
Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability
You agree that Search Control are not liable or responsible for any penalties, lost income, or legal matters that may arise due to your linking campaign. We cannot control what Google or other search engines consider to be acceptable at any given time.
IN NO EVENT SHALL SEARCH CONTROL BE LIABLE WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE OR THE SERVICES (I) FOR ANY AMOUNT IN THE AGGREGATE IN EXCESS OF THE AGREED FEES PAID FOR THE PREVIOUS MONTH SERVICES; OR (II) FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM PLACING LINKS ON YOUR BEHALF FOR YOUR SITE.
It is the responsibility of the client to notify us in writing at least SEVEN (7) days prior to your next bill date at www.searchcontrol.com/support of your desire to cancel any portion of your campaign. Otherwise you will be responsible for the full months cost of your campaign. If you cancel your campaign after your billing date, you will be charged for that month in full and are NOT entitled to a refund waive your right to a chargeback.
Any Guarantee stated in the offer/ agreement, is agreed to as written in this document and supersedes any and all other communications whether electronic, written or verbal.
Search Control does not tolerate spamming techniques! Our Inventory/Marketing Partners maintain the right to remove your link if you violate our Spamming policy. This includes but is not limited to the following techniques: Bait and Switch, Cloaking, Hidden Text, Keyword Stuffing, Automatically Generated Doorway Pages, Duplicate Content, etc.
Each party acknowledges that it may directly or indirectly disclose Confidential Information to the other party in the course of negotiation of and performance of this Agreement. All such Confidential Information disclosed hereunder shall remain the sole property of the disclosing party (or other third party), and the receiving party shall have no interest in, or rights with respect thereto, except as set forth herein. Each party agrees to treat such Confidential Information with the same degree of care and security as it treats its most confidential information. Each party may disclose such Confidential Information to employees and agents who require such knowledge to perform services under this Agreement. Except as otherwise contemplated by this Agreement, neither party shall disclose the Confidential Information of the other party to any third party without the prior written consent of the disclosing party, and the duty of confidentiality created by this section shall survive any termination of the Agreement.
‘Confidential Information’ means all proprietary, secret, or confidential information or data relating to either party and its affiliates, operations, employees, products or services, clients, customers or potential customers. Confidential Information shall include customer lists, card member account numbers, pricing information, computer access codes, instruction and/or procedural manuals, and the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Information shall not be considered Confidential Information to the extent, but only to the extent, that such information is: (i) already known to the receiving party free of any restriction at the time it is obtained; (ii) subsequently learned from an independent third party free of any restriction and without breach of this Agreement; (iii) or becomes publicly available through no wrongful act of the receiving party; (iv) independently developed by the receiving party without reference to any Confidential Information of the other; or (v) required to be disclosed by law.
The suppliers, customers, marketing methods, marketing slogans, marketing materials and other promotional material are hereby deemed to be Confidential Information and may not be disclosed or used in any way by the client without the prior express written consent of Search Control.
STARTING YOUR SEARCH CONTROL CAMPAIGN
Upon receipt of payment you will be provided with an Search Control questionnaire. We require that you reply with your responses within two (2) business days of receipt in order to ensure the immediate start of you campaign.
If you are purchasing a combination of products in addition, after thirty (30) days from the date your payment was received we will review your account to charge in accordance with the Billing standards stated above. If your order in not complete charge you for the remainder of your order and adjust your billing once your order is complete.