Terms of Service
Terms of Service (TOS) Effective Date of this version: November 29, 2020.

If you would like to contact us about this TOS, all legal issues can be addressed at [email protected]

Overview

This Terms of Service ("TOS") is a legally binding contract (the "Contract") between Shared Domains ("We," "Our," "Us," "the Company," or "Shared Domains") and you ("You," "you," "the Customer," "Customers"), as a subscriber to shared.domains website ("the Website"), a single legal entity or user of Our services ("Our Services," "the Services"). The most current version of TOS supersedes and replaces all prior versions of the same.

Shared Domains is an Estonia-based online subscription service that operates the Website and offers businesses and individuals access to backlinks placement and management for the sole purpose of search engine optimization (SEO), digital marketing, and online local business listing management.

By accessing or using the Website in any way, including via Our Telegram bot, and/or by purchasing Our Services on the Website, you hereby expressly acknowledge and agree to be bound by this TOS. Should you have any objections, you must stop using Our Website immediately.

By accessing the Website you also agree to Our Refund Policy, Membership Restrictions, Privacy, Disclaimer of Liability, Payments, Taxes, Termination, and legal documentation of PayPal, VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Apple Pay, Stripe, PayPro, and other credit card processing or payment gateway providers used by the Website.
Definitions & Terms
  • Link building is a strategy for getting backlinks from quality resources, preferably not used by other link builders, and the process of increasing the number of inbound links to a certain website in such a way that it will increase its SEO rankings.
  • Anchor text is clickable text of a hyperlink, that is, not the link itself to the site, but the text visible to the user. Anchor text should be as close in meaning to the page with which it resonates, to which the hyperlink leads. Anchor text is a clickable keyword or phrase consisting of keywords or sentences that directly relate to the subject of the website. Anchors help the user to know the approximate content of an external or internal page before the user actually visits it.

  • Hyperlinks are active components of a hypertext document, serving as an interactive bridge between the quoted and referenced parts of the document.

  • Hypertext is a term referring to a system of text pages that are cross-referenced, composed both vertically and horizontally. Examples of hypertext are encyclopedias, computer networks, and websites where you can navigate from one page to another and perform keyword searches.

  • DoFollow links are links that search engine bots use to see how websites "interact" with each other. These links travel from one site to another for ranking (your web page's placement in the SERPs) purposes, providing link juice flow. A link without rel="nofollow" is a DoFollow link.

  • NoFollow links are links that are not beneficial for a web page. They do not boost Google PageRank (a system for ranking web pages that determines the "page value" by looking at the quantity and quality of other pages linked to the page) and do not improve a page's position in the SERPs. NoFollow links are created with the NoFollow link HTML tag, as follows:
<a href="http://www.website.com/" rel="nofollow">Link Text</a>

  • Link juice is a slang term used to measure and explain the benefit received from a link, i.e. how much power a backlink provides to another site, consequently making it more valuable. If a website references another with a DoFollow link, it transmits its positive properties to an extent (e.g. PageRank, TrustRank) and therefore gives a recommendation from the search engine's point of view. The more link juice comes to a linked site, the more emphatic the recommendation is.

1. MEMBERSHIP RESTRICTIONS
You may not use the Website in connection with any Service, transaction, or any other related activity that involves:

  • Sexually-oriented or pornographic products or services;
  • Products/services that promote violence, harassment, or abuse in any form;
  • Weapons and munitions;
  • Prescription drugs, illegal drugs, or substances produced to mimic illegal drugs;
  • Multi-level marketing or pyramid schemes;
  • Stolen goods, including digital goods;
  • Items that infringe or violate any copyright, trademark, publicity/privacy rights, or any other proprietary rights under the laws of any jurisdiction;
  • Ransomware, warez, spyware, malware, or any other unlicensed and illegal software, service, or product;
  • Websites related to actions that reveal any kind of personal information of third parties;
  • Any kind of massive email/message senders, scam/fraud services, or any other similar services;
  • Selling fake goods;
  • Websites that facilitate or are in any way related to spreading viruses, trojan horses, bugs, or any other malicious software that may cause damage to other websites;
  • Any other illegal products and services.

You hereby agree to not use any apps, software, and/or automatic systems/devices, including and without limitation, "deep-links", "page-scrapers", "bots", "robots," "crawls", "Internet agents," "indexes," "spiders," "offline readers," or other programs, algorithms, or technologies that can access, acquire, use, and copy information or the Services on the Website, generate impressions, input/store information, search, generate search requests, or monitor any section of the Website.

You may not in any way display, reproduce, copy, distribute, or publish links, purchased through the Website, neither may you disclose any information about other Customers of the Website. Any information, text, images, videos, graphics, and any other content within the Website is not to be reproduced in any way or form without written permission from Shared Domains.

All Customers of the Website are responsible for maintaining the privacy of their personal information, including passwords and logins. All Customers are responsible for all statements and actions that occur through the use of their personal accounts. If a Customer's password has been stolen, lost, or compromised in any way, the Customer should contact Shared Domains immediately.

If you follow a link from the Website to another site or service outside shared.domains, this TOS will no longer apply.
2. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
  1. Company will not have any duty to control the content that Customer or any other users make available through the Site, and Company is not liable for the accuracy of any content displayed through its Site. Customer assumes all risk related to its published content. Customer releases the Company from all liability related to the publication of its content through the Site. Customer assumes all knowledge of applicable law and is responsible for compliance with any such laws. Customers may not use the Service in any way that violates applicable state, federal, or international laws, regulations or other government requirements.

  2. SEO link indexing, ranking or rise in SERPs are NOT guaranteed under ANY condition. It is common for search engines to analyze over 220 on-page and off-page ranking factors and, as such, Shared Domains cannot control every aspect of yours or a third-party SEO or results.

  3. Shared Domains or its owners shall not be not responsible or make any representations with regard to any SEO theory such as 'sandboxing', 'Google dance', de-indexing, de-ranking or any other known or unknown possible negative impact from using the services offered by Shared Domains.

  4. In no event will Shared Domains be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with any use of this Service.

  5. Facts and information at this website are believed to be accurate at the time they were placed on the website/s. Changes may be made at any time without prior notice. All data provided on our websites is to be used for information purposes only. The information contained on this website and pages within, is not intended to provide specific legal, financial or tax advice, or any other advice, whatsoever, for any individual or company and should not be relied upon in that regard. The services described on this website are only offered in jurisdictions where they may be legally offered. Information provided in our website is not all-inclusive, and is limited to information that is made available to Shared Domains and such information should not be relied upon as all-inclusive or accurate.

3. PRIVACY
We reserve the right to use the information (the "Personal Data") we collect about you, i.e. the Personal Data that you provide to us voluntarily, in order to provide you with information you request from us or to fulfill any other purposes including without limitation enhancing your experience, providing individualized content, processing your orders, provide content on the Website and our Services to you in the best possible way, to send you notifications about your subscriptions on the Website, e.g. expiration and renewal notices, notify you about any changes related to the Website, for any other purpose with your consent.


The Personal Data can be collected automatically (via cookies) to personalize and improve our Services, e.g. improving the Website so you don't have to re-enter your Personal Data the next time you visit the Website; monitor and analyze the effectiveness of the Website; study various metrics on the Website, e.g. the number of visitors and pages viewed. Such information may include usage details, email address, IP address, and the Personal Data collected through other tracking technologies we use on the Website.


We may use your email address and Personal Data in any way that we describe to you, once you provide such data to us, or for any other purpose with your consent. We may also use information about your use of the Website to study and analyze trends and preferences, improve the Website, fraud detection, and data security.


If we are required to disclose any information to an official third party or authority, we will do so when we are legally obliged to.

CCPA


California residents, please be informed. The California Consumer Privacy Act codified at Cal. Civ. Code §1798.100 et seq., including all its future amendments as well as all final implementing regulations adopted by the State of California Department of Justice Office of The Attorney General (together, "CCPA"), also protects the Personal Data that identifies, describes, or can be associated with, or reasonably linked with an individual or household located in California.


Cal. Civ. Code Section § 1798.83, sometimes referred to as California's "Shine the Light" law, permits California residents that use our Website to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Data to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to [email protected] We would like to remind our Customers that Shared Domains never sell your Personal Data or provide it to anyone for their own and exclusive marketing purposes.


California privacy rights requests must include the reference "Request for California Privacy Information" on the subject line and in the body of the email for Us to send Our response. This request must not be made more than once per calendar year.

GDPR


For Customers located in Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), applicable as of 25 May 2018, applies to Personal Data about you that Shared Domains may collect. In that case, and under GDPR, you are defined as a "Data Subject," Shared Domains is a "Data Controller" for Personal Data that Shared Domains obtains and processes. This TOS explains your rights with respect to that Personal Data.


Under GDPR, this policy also applies to Personal Data to the extent that you, as a Data Subject under GDPR, provide that Personal Data to or it is automatically collected from you on the Website.


The Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age generally, and specifically for children under 16 years of age who are subject to GDPR (collectively, "Minors"). No Minors may provide any information to or on the Website. We do not voluntarily collect any Personal Data from Minors.


Under GDPR, Shared Domains may only Process Personal Data of a Data Subject legally if Shared Domains has at least one lawful base for processing the Personal Data. Currently, under this version of TOS, Shared Domains relies on at least one of the following legal bases to process Personal Data under GDPR:


  • To perform one or more legal agreements or contracts with you in accordance with law;

  • With your consent;

  • Pursuant to a Legitimate Interest, in which Shared Domains considers the purpose it has for processing your Personal Data, whether the Processing is necessary for that purpose, and whether your own personal interests, as a Data Subject, outweigh Shared Domains' purpose in processing your Personal Data.


We collect three types of Personal Data from Customers of our Website and users of our Services, including the following data:


  • Personal Data by which you may be personally recognized (name, PO address, email or phone number ;

  • Personal Data about you, which does not necessarily identify you (your company name, job title, position);

  • Information about your Internet connection and software/equipment you use to access our Websites.

If you have made a request to have your Personal Data deleted or due to any statute of limitation under applicable laws, pursuant to GDPR, once there is no lawful basis or legal obligation to store or process your Personal Data, we will securely erase all of it.


4. PAYMENTS
As an express condition of your use of and access to the Shared domains Services, you agree to pay all applicable fees, any other fees for additional services you may purchase, and any applicable taxes in connection with your use of our Services.

Customers agree to submit any disputes regarding any charge to their account in writing to Share.domains within ten (10) days of such charge, otherwise such dispute will be waived and such charge will be final and not subject to challenge.

If the account remains inactive for 180 days, the balance in the account will be charged as an inactive fee. If Customer fails to make payment as set forth herein, Customer will be responsible for all reasonable expenses (including attorneys' fees) incurred by Shared.domains in collecting such amounts.

Before proceeding to payment for links and Services, you have to keep in mind the following:

PayPal Express Checkout. If you select this payment type, we'll start auto-charging to keep your backlinks active. Our system will notify you how much money you need to run your SEO campaign. Every time you add funds to your balance, our system automatically generates a Billing Agreement. If you want to cancel auto-charging, cancel a Billing Agreement each time you pay for your backlinks manually.

PayPal Subscription. This type of payment for links is set by default, unless you cancel it. PayPal Subscription automatically charges the same amount of money on a monthly basis.

Credit card. Paying for backlinks with your credit card, you get a Billing Agreement automatically generated. Once you accept it, you opt for the auto-charging.

Customers' continued enrollment after any modifications constitutes their acceptance of the terms of the payment method as modified. Customers understand that all the active backlinks may be removed if the credit card or other payment source does not allow additional charges or rejects any charges made by Shared.domains in cases when their account equals or exceeds their budget amount. Customer's non-termination or continued use of the Service reaffirms that Shared.domains is authorized to charge you. Shared.domains may submit those charges for payment and Customer will be responsible for such charges.
5. TAXES
All prices are in United States dollars and do not include taxes that may be assessed by any jurisdiction. If withholding taxes or any other taxes are imposed by any jurisdiction on the transactions pursuant to this Agreement, Customer shall pay such taxes to ensure that Shared.domains receives the full amount invoiced to them without offset or deduction. It is the Customer's responsibility to determine what, if any, taxes apply to the payments they make or receive, and it is their responsibility to collect, report and remit the correct tax to the appropriate tax authority. Payment gateways providers are not responsible for determining whether taxes apply to Customer's transaction, or for collecting, reporting or remitting any taxes arising from any transaction.
6. REFUND POLICY
We provide a full 72 hours money-back guarantee on our services. You may use the services for a full 72 hours prior to your payment date and you may receive a full refund if you are not 100% satisfied with the service provided. After the initial 72 hours are over, you will not be eligible for a refund.

If you use a promo code or discount to place your order, you will not be eligible for a refund.

No refunds If your server IP address is banned for spamming any reason, you will not receive a refund under any circumstances.

If you have made a payment in error after cancelling a service, you will need to contact us within 72 hours of your payment to receive a refund. If you contact us after 72 hours you will receive a credit in your account and not a refund.

Shared Domains guarantees that the page where the backlink is placed won't have such attributes as "noindex" or "nofollow", unless Customer wants it to have these attributes by checking the appropriate checkbox or letting Shared Domains know in writing.

Shared Domains guarantees that the purchased ad link will contain the anchor text provided by Customer during the order placement.

Please note that in case with a Preapproved Payment you Authorize us to directly charge your Account on a one-time, regular, or sporadic basis. Preapproved Payments are sometimes called "express checkout", "subscriptions", "recurring payments", "preauthorized payments", "preauthorized transfers" or "automatic payments". By using our services you agree to voluntarily create Preapproved Payments. You will be informed about the creation of such payment before you complete it. If either Customer or Shared Domains terminates the Services and notifies the other party by any means, any fees paid hereunder are non-refundable and non-cancelable.

7. TERMINATION
Either party may terminate the Services at any time by notifying the other party by any means. Any fees paid hereunder are non-refundable and non-cancelable.

You can close your Shared Domains account from your Account Settings screen by yourself or you can contact our Support team with the corresponding request.

In case you're using Shared Domains to promote illegal websites, your account will be permanently banned and no refund shall be provided under no circumstance for any of the services you have purchased with Shared Domains.

If the Customer violates the Terms of Service or Privacy Policy or User Agreement of Shared Domains, PayPal, Stripe, VISA, Mastercard, American Express, PayPro or terms of any other credit card processing or payment gateway providers used by Shared Domains, the customer waives their right to qualify for payout and any fees paid hereunder are non-refundable and non-cancelable.