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Welcome to the NorthWatch Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

The Terms of Service and Privacy Policy (found below), are a legal agreements between Tech Creations Inc. and its related companies ("NorthWatch", “us”, “our”, or "we"), and you ("you", "user", or “your”). By using NothWatch, you agree to both legal agreements. We reserve the right to update the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service at any time, for reasons that include but are not limited to, complying with the law or reflecting new features and updates. If you object to the current Privacy Policy and/or Terms of Service, or any changes thereof, your recource is to immediaetly cease usage of NorthWatch.

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We will update the policies as needed, but you will not be notified of changes. If you have any questions, comments, or conserns, please send an email to [email protected].

Privacy Policy

Last updated 5/17/2020.

Information Collected

We collect everything you tell us, in addition to some data to help us improve NorthWatch. When you create an account, you give us your Email, your Name (First and Last), and you set a password. Once you have created your account, you are able to login and change settings. In addition to settings, whenever your account is accessed, we collect and store the IP address used to login to the account. This is visible in the Scambaiter Panel, and helps aid in the process of reporting scammers. Finally, we use an on-premise version of Countly, an Open Source analytics platform. Using countly, we collect information such as heatmaps, device types, and active users. We use this data strictly for the purposes of improving NorthWatch. As with all other data, we use IP addresses to help catch scammers using NorthWatch. By using NorthWatch, you agree to our usage of your data to help stop scammers from using the platform. All settings are stored, so we can use them later to improve your expirence.

Information Shared

We will ocassionally share some data with our partners in the interest of stopping scammers from using our platforms. Our partner platforms are Discommunications and Scambaiters United. Our partners do not have direct access to data in any way, shape, or form. Ocassionally, if there is a user suspected to be a scammer on one of our partner's platforms, a NorthWatch staff member will provide basic account (First/Last Name, Email, and IP addresses) data for lookup on our partner platforms. All of our partners agree to never share data, and to only use data provided in the interest of stopping Scammers from using their platforms. If a partner platform is found to be mishandling information, their access to information will be terminated. We share information with Stripe, our payment processor, if you choose to upgrade your account. This information is limited to the email address assosiated with your NorthWatch account. By purchasing NorthWatch PRO, you agree to Stripe's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. We do not collect addition information other than what Stripe provides to us, and we only use the information provided to us by Stripe to prevent fraud and scammers from using the platform. Finally, we use Cloudflare to stay online. Cloudflare logs IP addresses for the purposes of mitigating DDOS attacks, employing Rate Limiting, and blocking certain countries from using certain features. By using NorthWatch, you agree to Cloudflare's terms of service and privacy policy.

Terms of Service

Last updated 5/21/2020.

Introduction

By using NorthWatch, you agree that you are or are over the age of 13 years old, that you are or are over the minimum age of digital consent in your country, and that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, found on this page. Additionally, you agree to follow any applicable laws while using NorthWatch, including but not limited to Copyright, Trademark, and Fare Use.

Feedback, Suggestions, and Ideas

We love to hear from users, and you can leave suggestions on various platforms, including but not limited to, the Forums, or via email ([email protected]). By sending us feedback, you agree that, (i) we are under no obligation to act on the feedback provided, (ii) we are under no obligation of confidentiality, (iii) by providing feedback, you grant us an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide license to use, modify, prepare derivative works from, publish, distribute, and sublicense the Feedback, regardless of any termination to your account, or NorthWatch or sections thereof, (iiii) to your knowledge, your feedback does not violate the rights of any person or entity, and (iiiii) your feedback does not contain confidential information.

Intellectual Property and Branding

Unless otherwise noted, all rights (including but not limited to, graphics, designs, artwork, logos, images, sounds), referred to as "Branding Materials", are owned by NorthWatch and/or third party licensors. You agree that you will not use, modify, copy, distribute, frame, reproduce, republish, download, scrape, display, post, transmit, or sell in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, or otherwise exploit the NorthWatch Branding materials. Additionally, if you would like to promote NorthWatch, or use the NorthWatch Branding Materials, you must get expicit permission. To accuire permission, please email [email protected]. All rights not explicitly permitted in these terms are reserved for NorthWatch and third party licensors.

VPN and Proxy Checking Through ProxyNet

In the intrest of preventing scammers from using NorthWatch, we use the ProxyNet API to prevent usage of a VPN or Proxy on the Registration page(s), and the Scambaiter Panel access page. By visiting any of the above pages, you agree for your IP address to be sent to ProxyNet for analysis.

Your Rights to use NorthWatch

NorthWatch is a Fake Bank used to mess with refund scammers. Additionally, we have a Forum platform that allow user interaction. While we do moderate all sections of NorthWatch that contain user interaction to the best of our abilities, we are not responsible for user generated content. NorthWatch additionally allows you to purchase PRO, a digital upgrade to your NorthWatch account that allows you to access additional features and content. Subject to compliance with these terms, we grant all users a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to use and access NorthWatch. By using NorthWatch and subsequently agreeing to these terms, you agree not to (and not to attempt to) (i) use NorthWatch for any purpose other than as explicitly permitted by these terms, (ii) copy, adapt, change, create derivative works based upon, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display or perform, transmit, stream, broadcast, attempt to discover any source code, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, otherwise exploit, or (iii) use data mining, spiders, bots, or similar data gathering/extraction and tools on NorthWatch, other than our official API(s). No licenses or rights are ever granted by implication, all licenses and rights must be explitly stated. NorthWatch reserves the right to modify or discontinue NorthWatch (or any part thereof) at any time for any reason with or without notice. If you violate these terms, we reserve the right to respond in any way neccesary, including but not limited to, account closure/termination, warnings, or notifications. NorthWatch additionally reserves the right to refuse access to NorthWatch or terminate your NorthWatch account without notice for any reason, including but not limited to a violation of the Terms of Service.

Third-Party Content

We use third-party services to help provide NorthWatch, but such use does not indicate that we endorce said third party services. In addition, the NorthWatch may link to third-party websites. If you use these links, you leave NorthWatch, and you are thusgoverned by the applicable Terms of Service and Privacy Policy of said third party service. Finally, we are not responsible for any loss or damage caused, directly or indirectly, by a third party.

Your User Account

You are responsible for your login credentials, and actions taken by people logged in using your account. Upon going to the NorthWatch website (or launching the NorthWatch desktop/mobile application(s)), you will be prompted to create an account or register. You will be required to provide a First and Last Name, Email, Password, and Scambaiter Password. These do not need to be valid, and we do not check, confirm, or otherwise research user information. The storage and usage of user information is defined in our Privacy Policy. After registration, you may be prompted to set a Forum Displayname. We reserve the right to (i) reject any displayname or to terminate your displayname, or (ii) prevent use of a displayname in our sole discretion. You understand and agree that other users may have the same or similar displaynames as you. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your log-in credentials. You are additionally fully responsible for all activities that occur through the use of your credentials. By using NorthWatch, you agree that we will not be liable for any loss or damage from any use of your credentials, regardless of if the usage was authorised. You may terminate your NorthWatch account at any time for any reason by creating a Moderator Message (through the NorthWatch Forums "New Post" section) with the Title line of Account Termination, or by sending an email to [email protected] from the email assosiated with your account, with the subject of Account Termination. We attempt to follow all termination requests within 14 buisness days.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL NORTHWATCH, BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PERSON FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST DATA, ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE OR OTHER MATERIALS ON, ACCESSED THROUGH OR DOWNLOADED FROM THE SERVICE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT NORTHWATCH HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THESE DAMAGES. NORTHWATCH SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR MORE THAN THE GREATER OF (A) THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID TO US IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE TERMS IN THE THREE (3) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE ON WHICH YOU FIRST ASSERT A CLAIM OR (B) $100. THE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS IN THESE TERMS DO NOT PURPORT TO LIMIT LIABILITY OR ALTER RIGHTS THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHICH MEANS THAT SOME OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN THESE JURISDICTIONS, NORTHWATCH’S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Additionally, NorthWatch is not responsible for user-generated content, including but not limited to, Forum Posts.

Warranty Information

THE SERVICES AND THE SERVICE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. IN ADDITION, WHILE NORTHWATCH ATTEMPTS TO PROVIDE A GOOD USER EXPERIENCE, WE CANNOT AND DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES WILL ALWAYS BE SECURE OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE SERVICES WILL ALWAYS FUNCTION WITHOUT DELAYS, DISRUPTIONS, OR IMPERFECTIONS. THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS SHALL APPLY TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

Dispute Resolution

In the event that there is a dispute, controversy or claim between you and NorthWatch, the parties agree to submit the matter to confidential and binding arbitration. The arbitration will be conducted as follows:
(i) NorthWatch will select one (1) single arbitrator to conduct the hearing, (ii) The arbitration hearing shall be conducted by teleconference. NorthWatch may, in its discretion, allow the hearing to be conducted by another technology, so long as all the parties can communicate simultaneously. All notices, submissions, arguments and evidence will be submitted electronically by any method of electronic communication acceptable to the arbitrator and NorthWatch, (iii) Regardless of the fact that the arbitration is being conducted electronically, the seat of the arbitration will be deemed as Los Angeles, California, United States, (iiii) The language used shal be English, (iiiii) Any judgment, decision or award rendered by any arbitrator pursuant to this section is final and binding upon you and NorthWatch, and not be the subject of any further court proceedings except in connection.
In the event that the arbitration claim above gives rise to any legal proceedings for any purpose whatsoever, NorthWatch hereby elects the judicial courts Los Angeles, California, United States as the proper forum for the hearing of said claims.

Refund Policy

Except for any applicable rights of cancellation that you may have under applicable consumer protection laws, if you purchase anything from NorthWatch you cannot cancel it. Given the low cost of NorthWatch products, products purchased cannot be returned without express authorization from a NorthWatch representative.