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DESCRIPTION OF GOGUIDES.ORG EXPRESS REVIEW SERVICE

GoGuides.Org Express Review is a fee-based service provided by GoGuides, LLC.(GOGUIDES) to expedite review consideration of your website for inclusion in GOGUIDES' directory of websites located at www.goguides.org.

Inclusion in the GoGuides.Org Directory is not guaranteed.

Every site is subject to the terms outlined by GOGUIDES and at GOGUIDES sole discretion. If your website is accepted for inclusion as part of, or not part of, the GoGuides.Org Express Review Service continued inclusion in the GoGuides.Org Directory will be subject to additional qualification reviews at random intervals. By signing up with GoGuides.Org Express Review Service, GOGUIDES will consider and respond to your request for inclusion in the Directory on an expedited basis. In consideration of your payment and participation in GoGuides.Org Express Review Service in accordance with this Agreement, GOGUIDES agrees that a member of GOGUIDES editorial staff will review your site, consider it for inclusion, and respond to you within two (2) business days from the date that you submit your site for consideration (excluding North American, United Kingdom, and Australian national or religious holiday periods observed by GOGUIDES and any delays due to problems processing your request). Response times are measured based on GOGUIDES servers.

For GOGUIDES to consider your site for inclusion in the GoGuides.Org Directory, you must submit a valid credit card number as part of the submission process. You agree that your credit card will be charged the then current, applicable NON-REFUNDABLE fee for initial consideration of your website in the GoGuides.Org Express Review Service.

GOGUIDES, however, reserves the right to remove your site if it fails to meet the minimum criteria as outlined in this Agreement and on the GoGuides.Org website.

If your site offers services on a subscription basis, you must provide GOGUIDES a trial password or subscription as part of the submission process. The password/subscription will be valid for a period of not less than 45 days and will be used by GOGUIDES solely as part of its evaluation of whether your site meets and maintains the minimum site criteria used by GOGUIDES.

The current fee for GoGuides.Org Express Review Service for initial consideration in the Directory is a NON-REFUNDABLE fee applicable for each website submitted. You acknowledge that the payment of this fee is for review of your site AND DOES NOT IN ANY WAY GUARANTEE THAT YOUR SITE WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE GOGUIDES.ORG DIRECTORY. Your payment only guarantees that GOGUIDES will review and respond to your request within two business days, by either accepting or not accepting your site. You expressly agree to pay to GOGUIDES such fee whether or not your site is accepted or denied inclusion in the GoGuides.Org Directory. If GOGUIDES is unable to charge your card successfully or if the charge is refused, your site will be removed.

NOTE THAT THERE IS NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT WHICH OBLIGATES GOGUIDES, INC. TO LIST, LINK TO, ACCEPT, PROMOTE OR OTHERWISE HOST YOUR SITE ANYWHERE ON GOGUIDES.ORG. IN ADDITION, IF YOUR SITE IS ACCEPTED, NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT OBLIGATES GOGUIDES TO PLACE YOUR SITE WITHIN A SPECIFIC CATEGORY OR SUBCATEGORY OF THE DIRECTORY, OR PROVIDE ANY COMMENTS OR ANNOTATIONS WITH THE LISTING OF YOUR SITE.

IF YOU SUBMIT CHANGE REQUESTS OR A SITE THAT IS CURRENTLY LISTED IN THE GOGUIDES.ORG DIRECTORY THROUGH GOGUIDES.ORG EXPRESS REVIEW SERVICE YOU WILL BE CHARGED THE THEN-CURRENT, APPLICABLE INITIAL CONSIDERATION FEE, AND THE CHANGES YOU SUBMIT MAY, OR MAY NOT, BE MADE. GOGUIDES WILL RE-REVIEW THE SITE ACCORDING TO OUR REVIEW GUIDELINES.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE EXPRESS SERVICE AGREEMENT

The GoGuides.Org Express Review Service, owned and operated by GOGUIDES, is provided to you ("you" or "Applicant") under the terms and conditions of this GoGuides.Org Express Review Service Agreement. GOGUIDES reserves and maintains the right, in its sole discretion, in the future, to change, modify, add or remove all or part of the GoGuides.Org Express Review Service Agreement at any time.

BY COMPLETING THE GOGUIDES.ORG EXPRESS REVIEW SERVICE SUBMISSION FORM AND CLICKING THE "SUBMIT" BUTTON, YOU REPRESENT AND VERIFY THAT YOU ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. YOU AGREE TO PROVIDE TRUE, ACCURATE, CURRENT AND COMPLETE INFORMATION (INCLUDING AN ACCURATE EMAIL ADDRESS) AS PROMPTED BY THE CURRENT SUBMISSION FORM, AND YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT.

MINIMUM SITE CRITERIA

Websites added to the GoGuides.Org Directory should be quality sites that add original content and value to the directory. Quality content is key. Sites which have one or more of the following qualities should not be listed:

Any site that offers for sale, or sell

What is Spam?

Most affiliate sites, multiple links to the same site, porn sites or websites that link to porn, hate sites, any sites which promote violence, and sites which violate international laws may be classified as spam. Below is a comprehensive list of what is considered spam by GOGUIDES standards.

  1. Multiple links to the same site, porn sites or websites that link to porn.
  2. Multiple submissions using different URL's; either unique or variations of one URL.
  3. Redirected sites including sites that redirect the main page and sites that redirect by clicking on any of the links on the main page.
  4. All affiliate, associate and authorized vendor or distributor websites.
  5. Hidden service website, the main page will display something totally different from what you get from the links. "Cloaked Page"
  6. Websites uniquely different with unique URL's but offering the same links or service. "Getting very popular and hard to detect"
  7. Excessive banners or popup advertising "over 1/3 of page displayed has banners or over 2 popup's on a single page". This includes the now frequently-used load-behind pages.
  8. Java bomb pages. Sites that load a page or pages every time you close a page. "Mostly used in adult sites"
  9. Sites that offer no original content. An example is a chat website that has no chatrooms of its own and redirects to other chat services. "The purpose of a site like this is normally to collect banner hits."
  10. Sites that promote violence or hate and sites that violate international laws.
  11. Websites that automatically change or try to change the users computer settings. "Auto download, make this your home page, and dial a phone number are the most popular."

THESE CRITERIA ARE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ONLY. GOGUIDES, INC., IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, MAY CONSIDER OR USE OTHER CRITERIA BEFORE ACCEPTING OR REJECTING A SUBMITTED SITE.

GOGUIDES reserves the right to decide whether, where, and how a site is listed in the Directory. If GOGUIDES accepts a site for inclusion in the GoGuides.Org Directory, GOGUIDES will consider your requested preferences, but reserves the right to list your site in any topic or subtopic that GOGUIDES considers appropriate, at its sole discretion.

Once GOGUIDES accepts a site for inclusion in the Directory, that site shall be treated as any other listing in the Directory. GOGUIDES reserves the right not to include any specific keywords, comments, or descriptions with the listing of a site in the GoGuides.Org Directory.

GOGUIDES also reserves the right with sole discretion, to move the listing to a different category or subcategory, remove your site from the GoGuides.Org Directory, and/or change or remove any keywords, comments, or descriptive annotations at any time, for any reason, including but not limited to, a change in the nature, business, goods, or services or content available on the site.

Any and all press releases and other public announcements (including forum announcements or postings) related to your inclusion or possible inclusion in the GoGuides.Org Directory, including the method and timing of such announcements, must be approved in advance by GOGUIDES in writing.

GOGUIDES reserves the right to withhold approval of any public announcement in its sole discretion. GOGUIDES will contact the submitter by e-mail describing whether the site has been accepted or rejected.

If the site is rejected, the Applicant is entitled to request one reconsideration, or appeal, of the site at no additional charge by sending an email to the address provided by GOGUIDES. GOGUIDES must receive the Applicant's e-mail within 20 days from the date that GOGUIDES transmits the rejection e-mail to the Applicant. If the request is received within that time frame, GOGUIDES will again review the Applicant's site in a reasonable time frame, and will then provide notification of its final decision regarding including the site in the GoGuides.Org Directory.

If GOGUIDES reaffirms its denial of the site, no further appeals or submissions will be considered. However, if a change of the site's content is made after an appeal decision has been provided, the Applicant may resubmit the site with the then current or applicable fees being charged to the Applicant.

If GOGUIDES accepts a suggested site, the Applicant is entitled to request one reconsideration of the placement of the site, comment fields, title, etc, at no additional charge by sending an email to the address provided by GOGUIDES. GOGUIDES must receive the Applicant's email within twenty days from the date that GOGUIDES transmits the acceptance email to the Applicant. If the request is received, GOGUIDES will again review the Applicant's site in a reasonable time frame and will then notify the Applicant of its final decision regarding the site. Once a site is included in the Directory, if Applicant makes any substantial changes to the site, Applicant must comply with GOGUIDES standard change process to make any changes to the listing.

PRIVACY POLICY

GOGUIDES requires and maintains information about Applicants on GOGUIDES servers including, but not limited to, the Applicant's submission information. The Applicant agrees that GOGUIDES may use such information for marketing or other promotional purposes. The Applicant agrees that GOGUIDES may disclose such information in the good faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary:

  1. to comply with the law or legal process;
  2. to enforce this Agreement; or
  3. to protect the rights or interests of GOGUIDES or others;

provided, however, that nothing in this section shall impose a duty on GOGUIDES to make any such disclosures. GOGUIDES may contact the Applicant regarding GoGuides Express Review Service using the Applicant's provided e-mail address during the site submission process or as needed as deemed reasonable by GOGUIDES. Such e-mail messages may contain opportunities for special offers and new services from GOGUIDES, its affiliates and/or its advertisers.

INDEMNIFICATION

The Applicant hereby agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless GOGUIDES, and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, members, editors, employees and agents, from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Applicant's use of or listing in the GoGuides Express Review Service, the acceptance or rejection of Applicant's suggested site, any alleged violation of this Agreement, or any alleged violation of any rights of others. GOGUIDES reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by Applicant, which shall not, and will not, excuse Applicant's indemnity obligations.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY AND LIABILITY.

THE SERVICE GOGUIDES IS PROVIDING IS ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. THIS INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NEITHER THIS AGREEMENT, NOR ANY DOCUMENTATION FURNISHED UNDER IT IS INTENDED TO EXPRESS OR IMPLY ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY OR ERROR-FREE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THESE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. GOGUIDES AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, EDITORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES OR LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORIES WHATSOEVER, FOR ANY LOSS OF BUSINESS, PROFITS OR GOODWILL, LOSS OF USE OR DATA, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS, OR FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY CHARACTER, EVEN IF GOGUIDES IS AWARE OF THE RISK OF SUCH DAMAGES THAT COULD RESULT IN ANY WAY FROM APPLICANT'S USE OF OR UN-USE OF THIS SERVICE, GOGUIDES.ORG'S ACCEPTANCE OR REJECTION OF A SUBMITTED SITE, OR GOGUIDES CONTINUED LISTING OF A SITE IN THE DIRECTORY. GOGUIDES LIABILITY TO APPLICANT SHALL NOT, FOR ANY REASON, EXCEED THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID BY APPLICANT TO GOGUIDES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.

GOGUIDES is not, and will not be, liable for any delay or failure in performance under the Agreement resulting directly or indirectly from acts of God, terrorism, or other causes beyond its reasonable control.

NOTICES

Any communications under this Agreement shall be by electronic mail and shall be deemed delivered upon receipt to the party to whom such communication is directed, at the addresses specified below. If to GOGUIDES, such notices shall be addressed to teamsupport@goguides.org. If to Applicant, such notices shall be addressed to the electronic address specified in Applicant's GoGuides.Org Express Review Service submission form. It is the Applicant's responsibility to provide an accurate address and to ensure that GOGUIDES is notified of any changes to Applicant's address.

CHARGEBACKS AND DISPUTES

Once you have submitted your website to GoGuides you agree to be bound by GoGuides In-House Dispute policy. You agree that you will not dispute your payment directly with PayPal, your bank, or your issuing Credit Card Company including but not limited to MASTERCARD, VISA, AMEX, DISCOVERY, and JCB. To dispute a service provided by GoGuides you must write teamsupport@goguides.org or call GoGuides, Inc. at 1-423-869-0688 to initiate the dispute process. All disputes will be processed in five business days. GoGuides reserves the right to have final judgment in all disputed cases.

AGREEMENT

This Agreement constitutes that the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the GoGuides.Org Express Review Service and supersedes all prior or contemporary proposals, both oral and written, representations, writings and all other communications between the parties with respect to such subject matter, excluding the GoGuides.Org Terms and Conditions and the GoGuides.Org Privacy Policy.

IN GENERAL

The Agreement and the relationship between Applicant and GOGUIDES are governed by the laws of the State of Tennessee in the United States of America without regard to that state's conflict of laws and rules. The Applicant and GOGUIDES hereby submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the United States Federal Court for the resolution of disputes arising from or in connection with this Agreement. GOGUIDES failure to exercise or to enforce any right or provision of the Agreement will not constitute a waiver of rights or provisions. If any provisions of the Agreement are determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision and in the Agreement, without presumptions against the drafter, and they agree that all other provisions of the Agreement will remain in full force and effect.

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