Terms of use

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Last updated: April 15th, 2019

Agreement. Welcome to Boteval (“we,” “us,” or “our”), and thank you for your interest in becoming a user of Boteval. Boteval helps beauty consumers make informed decisions on cosmetics through providing unbiased product analyses and product match recommendations. Such services may be accessed through Boteval website (“Site”), its applications (“Apps”), and content available on the Site, Apps, Emails, or Social Media Posts (“Content”) (collectively, the “Services”). The following terms and conditions (collectively, these “Terms of Use”) apply to your use of Boteval including any content, functionality, and services offered on or via the Boteval Sites, Apps, Emails, or Social Media Posts.
We are happy to have you on board. Please take the time to carefully read our Terms of Use, Disclaimers, and our Privacy Policy first before you start using Boteval. The Privacy Policy terms and Disclaimers are incorporated into, and considered a part of, this agreement. By accessing and/or using the Services, you accept and agree to follow and be legally bound by these Terms of Use, and you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into the agreement. You must be at least 18 years old to access and/or use the Services offered by Boteval. If you are not at least 18 years old, or if you disagree with or do not wish to be bound by any of the following terms, please stop using the Site, Apps, and our Services immediately.

Personal Use. The Services are provided solely for your personal and non-commercial use. You may not develop or derive for commercial sale any data in machine-readable or other form that incorporates or uses any part of Boteval’s Services. In particular, you may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, translate, sell, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, exploit, or distribute in any manner or medium any material from Boteval’s Services. You cannot transfer to or store any data residing or exchanged via Boteval’s Services for use by anyone other than yourself.

Ownership of Intellectual Property. You acknowledge that all the intellectual property rights, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets, in the Services are owned by Boteval. The provision of the Services does not transfer to you or any third party any rights, title or interest in or to such intellectual property rights. Boteval reserves all rights not granted in this Agreement.

Trademark Information. All trademarks, logos and service marks (“Marks”) displayed on the Services are our property or the property of other third parties. You are not permitted to use these Marks without our prior written consent or the consent of such third parties who may own the Marks.

Links to third party sites. We may make available a link to a third party's website. These links will let you leave the Site. The linked sites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. We are not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. We provide the links to you only as a convenience. We do not endorse the site or its use or contents.

Use at Your Own Risk. By accessing the Services, you acknowledge that any reliance upon any advice, opinion, statement or other information displayed or distributed through the Services is at your sole risk.
Boteval will have no responsibility for any harm to your computing system, loss of data, or other harm to you or any third party, including, without limitation, any bodily harm, that results from your access to or use of the Services, or reliance on any information or advice with respect to any cosmetic products.

Accuracy of Information. Boteval works hard to ensure the accuracy of the information it provides throughout its Services. However, we rely on data obtained from many sources, therefore we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information or any analysis that uses such information.
Boteval does not assume any liability for inaccuracies about products, whether based on manufacturer information, third party information, Boteval users’ information, or on ratings and assessments generated by us. You should carefully read all information provided by the manufacturers of the products, whether online or on the actual product packaging and labels, including the ingredients, health claims, and allergen information before using a product. For additional information about a product, please contact the manufacturer directly. We also encourage you to conduct the appropriate research and obtain the necessary medical advice to determine the best cosmetic product for your needs.
The product analyses, match recommendations, ratings, images, conclusions, and findings that appear on Boteval’s Services reflect Boteval’s research at the time of publication. Please be advised that this information frequently relies on data obtained from many sources, and accordingly, Boteval cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided or any analysis based thereon. Moreover, in light of evolving regulatory and market conditions, subsequent product reformulations, and other factors, this information may no longer be current.
We reserve the right to correct any errors, omissions, or publish updates on any portion of our Services without notice.

Assessments and Opinions. Our assessments of “controversial” ingredients and “-friendly” or “clean” products are simply opinions that we have formed based on peer-reviewed scientific papers, data obtained from various governmental and non-governmental organizations, and from consumer insights. The determinants “clean,” and “-friendly” (and other similar terms) should not be considered a factual representation or warranty about a product or manufacturer.

Dynamic Database. Boteval’s Services are dynamic. This means that product ratings, ingredient controversies, analyses, match recommendations and % matching may change based on evolving science, new information, or other factors, as well as that the contents of e-mail messages and social media posts may not reflect Boteval's current analysis and recommendation of products. Boteval makes no representations or warranties about any of the products evaluated in its Services, and we cannot guarantee the accuracy of such information at any given point in time.
Boteval hereby disclaims all warranties with regard to the products analyzed and recommended through its Services including express warranties, statutory warranties, implied warranties of merchantability, or warranties of fitness for a particular purpose.
Boteval does not recommend that companies create marketing materials based on the ratings, analyses, and assessments offered by us, and we make no representations or warranties about any of the products contained in our dynamic database.

Risk Warning. By accessing Boteval’s Services, you acknowledge that any reliance upon any advice, opinion, statement, recommendation, or other information displayed or distributed through Boteval’s Services is at your sole risk. Boteval reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without notice, to correct any errors, omissions, or publish any update in any portion of Boteval’s Services. You further acknowledge and agree that Boteval is not responsible for any materials posted by other users of Boteval’s Services.

Modification Of Services and Technology Limitations. Boteval will make reasonable efforts to keep the Services operational, but technical difficulties and/or ongoing maintenance may result in temporary interruptions to the Services. We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Services with or without notice. We reserve the right to integrate into a different web service, migrate to a different URL, modify or discontinue, restrict or block access to, the Services without notice to you. Boteval may modify or remove any Content from the Services at any time without notice to you. We are not liable for any such modification, suspension, discontinuance or removal. You agree that Boteval will not be liable to you or to any third party for any changes to or removals of the Services.

No Warranties. Boteval Services and User Content are provided “as is,” without warranty or condition of any kind, either express or implied. Without limiting the above, Boteval explicitly disclaims any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, quiet enjoyment or non-infringement.
No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained from Boteval or through the Site, Apps, Content, User Content, or Services, will create any warranty not expressly made in this Agreement or create any liability for Boteval.

Term and Termination. If you violate any of these Terms of Use, your permission to use the Site, Apps, Content, and Services will be automatically terminated. Boteval reserves the right to revoke your access to and use of the Site, Apps, Content, and Services at any time, with or without cause.

General. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between us (you and us) and govern the use of Boteval Services. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms of Use is found 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 the other provisions of the Terms of Use remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Site or the Terms of Use must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles in the Terms of Use are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

Changes to Terms of Use. Boteval reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time without notice. By continuing to access or use the Site, Apps, Content, or Services after Boteval makes any such changes, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms of Use.

Severability of Provisions. In the event that any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use will remain in full force and effect.

Entire Agreement. This Agreement (which includes the Disclaimer and Privacy Policy) make up the entire and exclusive agreement between Boteval and you regarding the Services and User Content. These Terms of Use take the place of any prior agreements between Boteval and you regarding the Site, Content, Apps, Content, User Content, and Services.
You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software.

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, please contact Boteval at hello@boteval.com

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