The services that Ascente Services (“Ascente”) provides to you are subject to the following Terms of Use (“Terms of Use” or “Agreement”).  Ascente reserves the right to update the Terms of Use at any time without notice to you.  The most current version of the Terms of Use can be reviewed by clicking on the “Terms of Use” hypertext link located at the bottom of this website (“Site”).

By enrolling and using Ascente’s services, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to these terms and conditions.

THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS AN ARBITRATION CLAUSE AND A CLASS ACTION WAIVER.

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY USING ASCENTE’S SERVICES AND/OR THIS SITE, YOU ARE PROVIDING “WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS” TO ASCENTE AND ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, THIRD PARTY DATA SOURCES AND SUPPLIERS, AND ALL OTHER CREDIT REPORTING AGENCIES UNDER THE FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT (FCRA), AS AMENDED, TO ACCESS YOUR CREDIT FILES FROM EACH NATIONAL CREDIT REPORTING AGENCY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TRANSUNION, EXPERIAN AND EQUIFAX AND ANY AFFILIATES OF SUCH ENTITIES) AND TO EXCHANGE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU WITH EACH SUCH NATIONAL CREDIT REPORTING AGENCY AND OTHER THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS IN ORDER TO VERIFY YOUR IDENTITY AND TO PROVIDE THE PRODUCTS AND/OR SERVICES TO YOU, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ADDRESS HISTORY REPORTS, NAME AND ALIAS REPORTS, CRIMINAL OR SEX OFFENDER REPORTS, AND TO PROVIDE MONITORING AND/OR ALERTS TO YOU.

1. Terms of Use

Notice: Your use of this service means that you have accepted these terms in their entirety.  If you do not agree with these terms in their entirety, you should not proceed with enrollment for this service.  This Agreement identifies what you can expect from Ascente and what Ascente expects from you.  These Terms of Use apply to your purchase of any products and/or services offered or provided by Ascente and govern the relationship between Ascente and you, even if you have agreed to other or conflicting terms and conditions of third parties associated with this business relationship or the provision of such services and/or products.

2. Introduction

Please read the following information carefully before using any of the products or services (the “Services”) provided by this Site.  By accessing or using any of the Services, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to these Terms of Use and to follow all applicable laws and regulations.  If you do not agree with the Terms of Use, do not use the Services.  We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to modify or update these Terms of Use at any time, and we may refuse to provide you the Services for any reason or no reason at all.  Please check the Terms of Use each time you visit this Site for the most current information.  New York residents are excluded from the Identity Theft Expense Reimbursement Benefit product. Products and services provided by your subscription apply only to identity theft or identity fraud events that occur on or after your subscription start date and only while your subscription with Ascente is current.

3. Privacy and Information Sharing

Since it affects your use of the Services, please review our Privacy Policy. We collect, use and disclose information about you as provided in our Privacy Policy.  Our Privacy Policy is located on the Site and is incorporated into this Agreement, and you agree to accept the terms of the Privacy Policy as a condition to your acceptance of this Agreement.

You agree and authorize Ascente, its agents and employees, to provide your personally identifiable information (or information about your child you have enrolled) to third parties from time to time as provided in our Privacy Policy. You waive any and all claims against Ascente, its agents and employees for the acts or omissions of these third parties with regard to the use or disclosure of such information.  You further authorize Ascente, its agents and employees to obtain various information and reports about you (or about your child that you have enrolled) in order to perform our services, including, but not limited to, address history reports, name and alias reports, criminal reports, and all other relevant reports.

4. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

  1. NOTHING IN THESE TERMS OF USE, INCLUDING SECTIONS 4 AND 5, WILL EXCLUDE OR LIMIT OUR WARRANTY OR LIABILITY FOR LOSSES WHICH MAY NOT BE LAWFULLY EXCLUDED OR LIMITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.  SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR BREACH OF IMPLIED TERMS, OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.  ACCORDINGLY, ONLY THE LIMITATIONS WHICH ARE LAWFUL IN YOUR JURISDICTION WILL APPLY TO YOU AND OUR LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
  2. OUR SITE, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT, MEMBERSHIPS, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THIS SITE, IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS”.  TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER ASCENTE NOR ITS AFFILIATES MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER AS TO THE CONTENT, MEMBERSHIPS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, THAT A USER WILL HAVE CONTINUOUS, UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE ACCESS TO OUR SITE, MEMBERSHIPS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OR THAT OUR SITE, MEMBERSHIPS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES WILL BE ERROR-FREE.  IN ADDITION, ASCENTE AND ITS AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND INFORMATIONAL CONTENT.  THEREFORE, YOU AGREE THAT YOUR ACCESS TO, AND USE OF, OUR SITE, MEMBERSHIPS, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE AT YOUR OWN RISK.  BY USING OUR SERVICES AND OUR SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT NEITHER ASCENTE NOR ITS AFFILIATES HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU (WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE) FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SITE, CONTENT, MEMBERSHIPS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), INCLUDING LIABILITY ASSOCIATED WITH ANY VIRUSES WHICH MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT.
  3. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICES WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.
  4. We are not a credit repair organization, or similarly regulated organization under other applicable laws, and do not provide credit repair advice.
  5. Our credit monitoring offerings monitor only the credit file associated with the purchasing consumer, and do not monitor, compare or cross-reference the credit file associated with the purchasing consumer to any other credit file(s) maintained by the applicable credit bureau(s).

5. Limitation of Liability

  1. SUBJECT TO SECTION 4 ABOVE, YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WE AND OUR SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND OUR LICENSORS WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR:
    1. ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES WHICH MAY BE INCURRED BY YOU, HOWEVER CAUSED AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY.  THIS WILL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, ANY LOSS OF PROFIT (WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY), ANY LOSS OF GOODWILL OR BUSINESS REPUTATION, ANY LOSS OF DATA SUFFERED, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSS; OR
    2. ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE WHICH MAY BE INCURRED BY YOU, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OR DAMAGE AS A RESULT OF:
      1. ANY RELIANCE PLACED BY YOU ON THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY OR EXISTENCE OF ANY ADVERTISING, OR AS A RESULT OF ANY RELATIONSHIP OR TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND ANY ADVERTISER OR SPONSOR WHOSE ADVERTISING APPEARS ON THE SERVICES OR SITE;
      2. ANY CHANGES WHICH WE MAY MAKE TO THE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY PERMANENT OR TEMPORARY CESSATION IN THE PROVISION OF THE SERVICES (OR ANY FEATURES WITHIN THE SERVICES);
      3. THE DELETION OF, CORRUPTION OF, OR FAILURE TO STORE, ANY CONTENT AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS DATA MAINTAINED OR TRANSMITTED BY OR THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES;
      4. YOUR FAILURE TO PROVIDE US WITH ACCURATE ACCOUNT INFORMATION; OR
      5. YOUR FAILURE TO KEEP YOUR PASSWORD OR ACCOUNT DETAILS SECURE AND CONFIDENTIAL.
  2. IN NO EVENT WILL ASCENTE’S LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT OR WITH RESPECT TO YOUR USE OR RECEIPT OF THE SERVICES EXCEED THE TOTAL SUBSCRIPTION FEES YOU PAID TO ASCENTE DURING YOUR FULL SUBSCRIPTION PERIOD.  AND AS SUCH, OUR GUARANTEE IS LIMITED TO A REFUND OF ALL SUBSCRIPTION FEES PAID TO ASCENTE DURING YOUR FULL SUBSCRIPTION PERIOD.
  3. THE LIMITATIONS ON OUR LIABILITY TO YOU IN SECTIONS 4 AND 5 ABOVE WILL APPLY WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH LOSSES ARISING.

6. Payment and Billing

You authorize us to bill your credit card unless you tell us in advance to cancel your order.  Annual fees and renewal fees will be billed at the rate agreed to at purchase.  At cancellation, your Ascente account will be inactivated and you will no longer be able to log into our Site and/or have any access to the Services.

If you are not entirely satisfied with the service for any reason, you may cancel your subscription.  If you cancel a monthly subscription, your subscription will remain in force for the period for which you have already paid and you will not receive any further charges.  If you cancel an annual subscription, you will receive a refund for the unused full-months portion of your subscription.  Partial month refunds will not be given.

7. Unsolicited Idea Submission Policy

When you provide us with comments, suggestions, or ideas (collectively, “Feedback”), such Feedback is not considered confidential and becomes the property of Ascente.  We are not obligated to you if you provide such Feedback.  We are free to use, copy, or distribute the Feedback to others for any purpose.

8. International Use

Because you can access this Site and use the Services internationally, you agree to follow all local rules about the Internet, data, e-mail, and privacy. Specifically, you agree to follow all laws that apply to transmitting technical data exported from the United States or the country of your residence.

9. Fair Credit Reporting Act

The Fair Credit Reporting Act allows you to obtain from each credit reporting agency a disclosure of all the information in your credit file at the time of the request.  Full disclosure of information in your file at a credit reporting agency must be obtained directly from such credit reporting agency.  The credit reports provided or requested through our Site are not intended to constitute the disclosure of information by a credit reporting agency as required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act or similar laws.

Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act you are entitled to receive an annual free disclosure of your credit report from each of the national credit reporting agencies.  To request your free annual report under the FCRA, you must go to www.annualcreditreport.com.  You can also contact the central source to request this free annual disclosure by calling toll free (877) 322-8228 or by using the mail request form available at the central source website.

You are entitled to receive a free copy of your credit report from a credit reporting agency if:

  • You have been denied or were otherwise notified of an adverse action related to credit, insurance, employment, or a government granted license or other government granted benefit within the past sixty (60) days based on information in a credit report provided by such agency.
  • You have been denied house/apartment rental or were required to pay a higher deposit than usually required within the past sixty (60) days based on information in a credit report provided by such agency.
  • You certify in writing that you are unemployed and intend to apply for employment during the sixty (60) day period beginning on the date on which you made such certification.
  • You certify in writing that you are a recipient of public welfare assistance
  • You certify in writing that you have reason to believe that your file at such credit reporting agency contains inaccurate information due to fraud.

In addition, if you reside in the state of Colorado, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, or Vermont, you are entitled to receive a free copy of your credit report once a year and if you reside in the state of Georgia, you are entitled to receive a free copy of your credit report twice a year.  For Illinois residents, credit reporting agencies are required by law to give you a copy of your credit record upon request at no charge or for a nominal fee.  Otherwise, a consumer reporting agency may impose a reasonable charge for providing you with a copy of your credit report.

The Fair Credit Reporting Act provides that you may dispute inaccurate or incomplete information in your credit report.  YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PURCHASE YOUR CREDIT REPORT FROM ANY OF THE CREDIT BUREAUS IN ORDER TO DISPUTE INACCURATE OR INCOMPLETE INFORMATION IN YOUR REPORT OR TO RECEIVE A COPY OF YOUR REPORT FROM EQUIFAX, EXPERIAN OR TRANSUNION, THE THREE NATIONAL CREDIT REPORTING AGENCIES, OR FROM ANY OTHER CREDIT REPORTING AGENCY.

It may be the policies of Equifax, Experian and/or TransUnion to provide a complimentary copy of the consumer credit report under circumstances other than those described above.  If you wish to contact Equifax, Experian or TransUnion to obtain a copy of your credit report directly from such agency or if you wish to dispute information contained in an Equifax, Experian or TransUnion credit report file, please contact such entities as follows:

Experian: 1-800-EXPERIAN (1-888-397-3742)

Equifax: 1-800-685-1111

TransUnion: 1-800-916-8800

10. Applicable Law

We perform the Services through our corporate headquarters located in the State of Colorado.  This Agreement will be governed, interpreted, and enforced according to the laws of the State of Colorado, regardless of Colorado conflict of laws.  Subject to Section 11 below (which provides for arbitration of claims between us to the maximum extent possible), you irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in Denver County, Colorado for any dispute or litigation arising out of, relating to, or the use or purchase of Services from Ascente.

11. Arbitration

Notwithstanding any other agreement to arbitrate or other agreement between you and any third party associated with this relationship or the provision of the Services, both Ascente and you agree that any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of, or relating to this Agreement or the relationship contemplated hereby, or any interpretation, construction performance or breach of this Agreement or the Services provided by Ascente will be settled by confidential arbitration, in accordance with the American Arbitration Association’s (“AAA”) Commercial Arbitration Rules (including without limitation the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes) as then in effect.  All arbitration hearings will be held in the State of Colorado.  The arbitrator may grant injunctions or other relief in such dispute or controversy.  A single arbitrator with knowledge of electronic commerce will conduct the arbitration and the parties will mutually agree upon such arbitrator.  In the event that the parties have not agreed upon an arbitrator within thirty (30) days of the date of the notice of intention to arbitrate, the arbitrator will be selected by AAA from its list of arbitrators.  The arbitrator will conduct a single hearing no longer than one day in duration for the purpose of receiving evidence and will, if practicable, render a decision within fifteen (15) days after the conclusion of the hearing.  The decision of the arbitrator will be final, conclusive and binding on all the parties to the arbitration.  Judgment may be rendered on the arbitrator’s decision in any state or federal court.  Although the cost of the filing fee for the arbitration will be borne equally by you and Ascente, all other expenses of the arbitration will be paid by the party who incurred them.  In addition to, and separate and apart from, the above agreement to arbitrate, you also agree that you will not participate in any way in any class action in connection with any dispute, controversy or claim, either as a class representative plaintiff or as a member of a putative class.

12. Indemnification

YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS ASCENTE, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, AND ASCENTE’S THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS OF INFORMATION OR SERVICES TO THE SITE FROM AND AGAINST ALL LOSSES, EXPENSES, DAMAGES AND COSTS, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, RESULTING FROM ANY VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE OR YOUR VIOLATION OF APPLICABLE LAWS, RULES OR REGULATIONS.  IN THE EVENT THAT WE ARE SUBJECT TO ANY CLAIM FOR WHICH WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE INDEMNIFIED BY YOU, WE WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO, AT YOUR EXPENSE, ASSUME THE EXCLUSIVE DEFENSE AND CONTROL OF ANY SUCH CLAIM, AND YOU WILL NOT IN ANY EVENT SETTLE ANY CLAIM WITHOUT OUR PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT.

13. Your Passwords and Account Security

You agree and understand that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of passwords associated with any account you use to access the Services.  Accordingly, you agree that you will be solely responsible to us for all activities that occur under your account.  If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or of your account, you agree to notify us immediately.

14. Termination of Relationship

  1. These Terms of Use will continue to apply until terminated by either you or us as set out below.
  2. If you want to terminate your legal agreement with us, you may do so, with or without cause, by (a) notifying us at any time and (b) closing your accounts for all of the Services which you use, where we have made this option available to you.  Please contact us to close your account.
  3. We may at any time terminate our legal agreement with you with or without cause (and for any or no reason).  We may also terminate our legal agreement with you if, among other reasons:
    1. You have breached any provision of the Terms of Use (or have acted in a manner which clearly shows that you do not intend to, or are unable to comply with the provisions of the Terms of Use);
    2. We are required to do so by law (for example, where the provision of the Services to you is, or becomes, unlawful); or
    3. The provision of the Services to you by us is, in our opinion, no longer commercially viable.
  4. If we terminate your Service without cause, Ascente will refund to you a pro rata portion of any fees already paid directly to Ascente for the Services that have yet to be provided.  If this Agreement has not been terminated, it will continue indefinitely, and you will pay the corresponding fees for the Services.  When this Agreement terminates, all of the legal rights, obligations and liabilities that you and we have benefited from, been subject to (or which have accrued over time while the Agreement has been in force) or which are expressed to continue indefinitely, will be unaffected by this termination and/or cessation, and the provisions of Sections 4, 5, 6 and 10-15, inclusive, will continue to apply to such rights, obligations and liabilities indefinitely.

15. Miscellaneous

  1. No waiver of any breach of any provision of these Terms of Use or of any agreement with us will constitute a waiver of any prior, concurrent, or subsequent breach of the same or other provisions.  All waivers must be in writing.  If any arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction finds any part or provision of these Terms of Use or of any other agreement between you and us to be invalid or unenforceable, such findings will have no effect on any other part or provision of these Terms of Use or any other agreement between you and us.  All waivers must be in writing.
  2. We are not responsible for delay or failure to perform due to causes beyond our reasonable control.
  3. The Terms of Use constitute the whole legal agreement between you and us and govern your use of the Services (but excluding any services which we may provide to you under a separate written agreement), and completely replace any prior agreements between you and us in relation to the Services.
  4. You may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any Ascente trademark, logo or other proprietary information, including the images found at the Site, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page without Ascente’s express written consent.  Except as noted above, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel, or otherwise in or under any patent, trademark, copyright, or proprietary right of Ascente or any third party.
  5. The Site contains many of the valuable trademarks, service marks, names, titles, logos, images, designs, copyrights and other proprietary materials owned, registered and used by Ascente and/or its service providers.  Any unauthorized use of same is strictly prohibited.  Other products and company names mentioned in the Site may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
  6. No part of Ascente’s Site may be reproduced, modified, or distributed in any form or manner without the prior written permission of Ascente.
  7. The images, text, screens, web pages, materials, data, content and other information (“Content”) used and displayed on the Site are the property of Ascente or its service providers or licensors and are protected by copyright, trademark and other laws.  In addition to our rights in individual elements of the Content within the Site, Ascente owns copyright or patent rights in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such Content.  You may copy the Content from the Site for your personal or educational use only, provided that each copy includes any copyright, trademark or service mark notice or attribution as they appear on the pages copied.  Except as provided in the preceding sentence, none of the Content may be copied, displayed, distributed, downloaded, licensed, modified, published, reposted, reproduced, reused, sold, transmitted, used to create a derivative work or otherwise used for public or commercial purposes without the express written permission of Ascente or the owner of the Content.
  8.  Except as otherwise provided, we may send any notices to you to the most recent e-mail address you have provided to us or, if you have not provided an e-mail address, to any e-mail or postal address that we believe is your address.  If you wish to update your registration information, please log in to your account and update your information.

Effective Date: January 15, 2014

Copyright 2014 Ascente Services. All rights reserved.

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