Terms of Service

Effective date: 5/02/2024

Please read these Terms of Service ("Terms", "Terms of Service") carefully before using the https://ghntinyurl.com website ("Service") operated by GHN Url Shortener ("us", "we", or "our").

These Terms apply to all visitors, users, and others who wish to access or use the Service (“you,”your,”yourself”). If you disagree with these Terms, please do not use or access the Services. Access to and use of the Service is conditioned upon the customer’s acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms constitute the entire agreement and legally binding instrument between you and us regarding the use of Services and determining your rights when it comes to the use of Services.

1. Services

While you may freely access our website, in order to receive full access to our Services, you are required to create an account. 

When you are creating an account, you represent to us that you are at least 18 years old or have the legal majority and capacity where you reside to enter into these Terms. When you are creating an account on behalf of a legal entity (when you are a business owner or using Services on behalf of your employer), you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind the respective legal entity that you represent to these Terms, and such legal entity to be referred “you” and “your” as well as yourself.

Upon creation of an account, you warrant that:

  • Information that you provided during account registration is up to date, accurate, true, and current, and you will update such information from time to time when it becomes outdated;
  • If Services are to be used by a legal entity, you are authorized to bind the respective legal entity to these Terms, and you have received all the required permissions to do so;
  • You will be responsible for the use of Services by third parties to whom you may grant access and all the activity that may occur under sub-accounts created by you for third parties;
  • You will use Services in compliance with all the applicable laws, regulations, and rules;
  • You will maintain your password and account credentials in confidentiality;
  • You will immediately notify us in case of unauthorized access to your account or any breach of Services security;
  • You will not create multiple different accounts for yourself with Services functionality.

By default our Services functionality allows to create an owner account where one remains in control of Subscription, domain names connected and accesses of team members.

Persons who already have their own account with Services may be connected as team members to their existing owner account and may use all the benefits of owner account Subscription. Such connection will only be limited to purchases within the owner account (Subscription and domain names) and will not apply to domain names and Subscription available within a third-party account, which is connected as a team member.

You may utilize the Services by interconnecting your and your personnel accounts and granting them access to your Subscription benefits. You may also connect your personnel who do not have an account with Services with SSO login technology, where a SAML based account will be created.

You may delete your account in the Services settings dashboard. Should you disconnect a third-party account in your account dashboard or completely remove your own account, all access granted to third parties will be closed. Due to technology specifics, disconnected SAML-based accounts will be temporarily suspended. If you have a SAML-based account, it may be restored or completely removed by contacting our support.

2. License to use the Services

Upon creation of an account, we grant you a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable limited license during the term of the subscription to use and utilize Services solely for your own personal and business purposes, provided that neither you nor third parties authorized by you to access or use the Services via account that you created shall not:

  • Decompile, reverse engine, or otherwise attempt to access and discover Services source code, structure, and databases in order to copy, reproduce, modify any part of Services or otherwise create derivative works on the basis of the Services;
  • Use Services for commercial purposes, namely to rent, sublicense, distribute or sell part of the Services or access to the Services to third parties.

You agree that Services, and all images, source code, designs, ideas, inventions, patents, trademarks, service marks, processes or other intellectual property embodied in the Services belong solely and exclusively to us or to our licensors, and are protected by copyright, trademark laws and patent laws. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

3. Subscriptions

Access to the  Service is provided on the basis of different subscription plans ("Subscription(s)"). We will determine the exact services included in each Subscription. Should you select a paid Subscription, you will be billed in advance on a recurring and periodic basis ("Billing Cycle"). Billing cycles are set either on a monthly or annual basis, depending on the type of Subscription. Please note that your access to some parts of the Service may be limited due to the type of Subscription that you have purchased. At the end of each Billing Cycle, your Subscription will automatically renew under the exact same conditions unless you cancel it or we terminate your account in case of breach of these Terms. You may cancel your Subscription renewal either through your online account management page or by contacting our customer support team.

A valid payment method, including credit card, is required to process the payment for your Subscription. You shall provide us with accurate and complete billing information including full name, address, state, zip code, telephone number, and a valid payment method information. By submitting such payment information, you automatically authorize us  to charge all Subscription fees incurred through your account to any such payment instruments.

Should automatic billing fail to occur for any reason, we will issue an electronic invoice indicating that you must proceed manually within a certain deadline date, with the full payment corresponding to the billing period as indicated on the invoice.

Should you fail to make payment of the Subscription fee, we reserve our right to suspend the Services available under paid Subscription or terminate your account.

4. Domains and purchases

Services allow you to use free domains for testing purposes or to connect your own domain names. All such free domains are our sole and exclusive property. Your right to use the free domain will be limited only to the test period determined in the subscription description.

You may connect domain names that you own to the Services. In such a case, you warrant you are the owner of the domain name or that you are authorized to connect the domain name to the Services.

You may also purchase a new domain name by using our embedded functionality. Domain name prices are relevant on the date of purchase and may be changed from time to time. Such purchase will be subject to Amazon Web Services terms (https://aws.amazon.com/ru/route53/domain-registration-agreement/). The domain name that you’ve purchased will be temporarily retained by us and may be transferred to your Amazon Web Services account within 14 days from the purchase date or to your third-party domain name services within 60 days from the purchase date. 

Upon purchase, you have certain rights and responsibilities, all of which are set out in the ICANN Registrants’ Benefits and Responsibilities policy. When you are making a purchase on behalf of a third party, you warrant that you are authorized to do so, and you are authorized to use the purchased domain name in connection with Service.

5. Payments

We use Stripe to process your payment. Stripe is an internet payment processing platform that allows easy payment processing. Please note that upon making payment with Stripe, you expressly agree to the Stripe Connected Account Agreement.

6. Fee Changes

We endeavor to maintain the subscription plan fees we offer at the same rate for as long as possible. However, we cannot guarantee that we will never change our fees. Our operational expenses may increase due to inflation, legislation changes, changes in the employment market, or contractor fee changes. In any case, any Subscription fee change will become effective at the end of the then-current Billing Cycle. We may, at our sole discretion and at any time, add new subscription plans. 

We will provide you with a reasonable prior notice of any change in Subscription fees to give you an opportunity to terminate your Subscription before such change becomes effective.

Your continued use of the Service after the Subscription fee change comes into effect constitutes your agreement to pay the modified Subscription fee amount.

7. Refunds

Certain refund requests for Subscriptions may be considered by us on a case-by-case basis and granted in our sole discretion.

8. Links To Other websites

Our Service may contain links to third-party websites or services that we do not own or control.

We have  no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. We do not warrant the offerings of any of these entities/individuals or their websites.

You acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services available on or through any such third party web sites or services.

We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party websites or services that you visit.

9. Acceptable Use Policy

General. You will use Services in compliance with requirements set out in this Terms of Service. You accept and agree not to use any part of the Services or any part of our social media pages (Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook) to display, redirect to, upload, distribute, or transmit any content, webpages, messages, images, video files, texts, audio files, articles (collectively “Content”) that: 

  • violates any law, regulation, act, or code imposed by the government, authority, court, or any other authorized US body, including sanctions;
  • violates any third party intellectual property rights, including copyright, trademark, patent, or trade secret;
  • violates any moral rights, privacy rights, or right to publicity;
  • is pornographic, promoting racism, intolerance, bigotry, hateful, promoting physical harm against any group of individuals,  unlawful, defamatory, libelous, false harassing, abusive, tortious, vulgar, or harmful for minors in any way;
  • promotes or contains child sexual exploitation or abuse;
  • promotes, contains, or encourages any serious harm, terrorism, or violence;
  • distributes or makes available any fraudulent, phishing, or impersonation content, computer viruses, trojan horses, worms, or any other harmful software;
  • send unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk emails, promotional materials, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes-related messages, or any other form of duplicative or unsolicited messages, whether commercial or otherwise; 
  • interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on servers or networks connected to the Services or violate the regulations, policies, or procedures of such networks;

Is fraudulent, phishing, and impersonating a third party. 

10. Termination

We may, at our own discretion, and without any liability to you, terminate or suspend your account and bar access to the Service or part of the services immediately, without prior notice or liability, should:

  • you breach these Terms or warranties that you provide;
  • you breach the law applicable to you where your use of Services puts us at risk of being or becoming infringer of law or third party rights (including but not limited to, copyright, trademark law);
  • you breach your commitments and obligations you have as a domain name owner under the ICANN Registrants’ Benefits and Responsibilities policy;
  • we determine that your use of the Service contradicts our Acceptable Use Policy.

If you wish to terminate your account, you may do so in your account settings.

All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

11. Indemnification

Subject to the Limitation of Liability section below, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless us, our licensors, and our employees, contractors, agents, officers, and directors from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees), resulting from or arising out of a) your use and access of the Service, by you or any person using your account and password, or b) a breach of these Terms.

12. Limitation Of Liability

In no event shall either party, or its respective directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages, including without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from (i) your access to or use of or inability to access or use the Service; (ii) any conduct or content of any third party on the Service; (iii) any content obtained from the Service; and (iv) unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.

Except for liability that cannot be limited by law, each Party’s total aggregate liability, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence), or any other legal theory arising out of or in connection with these Terms, will be limited to an amount equal to the Subscription fees paid by you to us during the preceding 12 month period from the date of the claim of liability.

13. Disclaimer

Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. The Service is provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or course of performance.

GHN Url Shortener,  its subsidiaries, affiliates, and its licensors do not warrant that a) the Service will function uninterrupted, secure or available at any particular time or location; b) any errors or defects will be corrected; c) the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components; or d) the results of using the Service will meet your requirements.

14. Exclusions

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the limitations above may not apply to you.

15. Governing Law

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have had between us regarding the Service.

16. Changes

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. We may publish notifications on our website regarding such updates. If a revision is material, we will provide at least 30 days' notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion. 

By continuing to access or use our Service after any revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, you are no longer authorized to use the Service.

17. Notices

All the notices may be sent via email or regular mail to the address you provided to us during registration. This includes notices related to your use of Services or Subscriptions. If you wish to contact us, you may do so by sending an email to [email protected]

18. General

Any feedback or feature request that you submit to us will be considered non-proprietary and non-confidential to you. Upon submitting your feedback regarding Services via email, our website chat bot, or by phone, you automatically grant us a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free license to utilize and use the suggested feedback for any purpose whatsoever without compensation of any kind.

Should we fail to enforce any part of these Terms, such action will not constitute a waiver of the right to enforce it later or enforce any other part of these Terms. 

Should any provision of these Terms be found invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.