Match Financing, LLC ("Match Financing", "we", "us" and terms of similar meaning) provides this web site (in these terms we call this site and any successor websites, and any software provided by Match Financing for use with the site, the "Site") to you subject to these terms and conditions of use (these "Terms"). Please read these Terms carefully before using the Site. By accessing or using the Site or by merely browsing the Site you agree to be legally bound by these Terms and all terms, policies and guidelines incorporated by reference in these Terms. If you do not agree with these Terms in their entirety, you may not use the Site.
This Site is not intended to be used by children. You must be at least 18 years old to use this Site.
In these Terms, our business community and their staff members to whom they give access to their Match Financing account are called "Borrowers", and our Lenders who use the Site (for example, to receive leads) are called "Lenders". In these Terms, users of the Site, whether they are Borrowers, Lenders, or casual browsers of the Site, are called "Users".
Match Financing reserves the right to change or modify any of the terms and conditions contained in these Terms, or any policy or guideline of the Site, at any time and in its sole discretion. If we do so, we will notify you at the email address you provide in your registration information, if any. If you do not agree with the changes, you can cancel your account with us without further obligation, except for the amount due for the balance of the billing period in which you cancel your account. Unless otherwise specified, any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting of the revisions on the Site, and your continued use of the Site after such time will constitute your acceptance of such changes or modifications. You should from time to time review the Terms and any policies and documents incorporated in them to understand the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Site. The Terms will always show the 'last updated' date at the top. If you do not agree to any amended Terms, you must stop using the Site. If you have any questions about the Terms, please email us at info@MatchFinancing.com.
The services we provide through the Site are for your own use only. You may not resell, lease or provide them in any other way to anyone else.
If you register for an account on the Site, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Site ("Registration Data"); (b) maintain the security of your password; (c) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to Match Financing, and keep it accurate, current and complete; and (d) accept all risks of unauthorized access to the Registration Data and any other information you provide to Match Financing. You are responsible for all activity on your Match Financing account, and for all charges incurred by your Match Financing account.
Joining Match Financing and submitting a financing request to Match Financing's lender network is free. We do charge lead generation fees to Lenders for any leads that are generated by and purchased through the Site. When you register and use the Site as a Lender, you have an opportunity to review and accept the fees that you will be charged based on our pricing schedule, which we may change from time to time with no prior notice. If they do change, your continued use of the Site after the change indicates your agreement with the new fees and charges after the effective date of the change. User acknowledges, understands and agrees that any fees charged by Match Financing are not for loan acquisition services related to any federally guaranteed small business loan program through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) that the client may obtain through the services of Match Financing. Additionally, no percentage of any SBA guaranteed small business loan will be assessed by Match Financing.
Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in U.S. Dollars. You are responsible for paying all fees and applicable taxes associated with the Site in a timely manner with a valid payment method. If your payment method fails or your account is past due, we may collect fees owed using other collection mechanisms. (This includes charging other payment methods on file with us, retaining collection agencies and hiring legal counsel.)
In these Terms, the content on the Site, including all information, data, logos, marks, designs, graphics, pictures, sound files, other files, and their selection and arrangement, is called "Content". Content provided by Users, whether they are Borrowers, Lenders or other Users, is called "User Content". For example, data provided by Lenders about financial products is User Content of that Lender and data provided by a Borrower about its business is User Content of that Borrower.
User Content is that User's property. Match Financing's only right to that User Content is the limited licenses to it granted in these Terms. Those licenses are described in Section 5 and Section 16 of these Terms.
Other than the User Content, the Site, all Content and all software available on the Site or used to create and operate the Site is the property of Match Financing or its licensors, and is protected by United States and international copyright laws, and all rights to the Site, such Content and such software are expressly reserved. All trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in the Site are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by Match Financing.
Your User Content is your responsibility. We have no responsibility or liability for it, or for any loss or damage your User Content may cause to other people. Although we have no obligation to do so, we have the absolute discretion to remove, screen or edit without notice any User Content posted or stored on the Site, and we may do this at any time and for any reason. You are solely responsible for maintaining copies of and replacing any User Content you post or store on the Site.
We do not claim any ownership interest in your User Content, but we do need the right to use your User Content to the extent necessary to operate the Site, and provide the services provided by the Site, now and in the future. For example, if a Borrower submits a business loan request to Match Financing, Match Financing will need the right to sublicense that User Content to locate and alert suitable Lenders for that purpose.
Therefore, by posting or distributing User Content to or through the Site, you (a) grant Match Financing and its affiliates and subsidiaries a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable right to use, display, perform, reproduce, distribute, publish, modify, adapt, translate, and create derivative works from such User Content on the Site, in the manner in and for the purposes for which the Site from time to time uses such User Content; (b) represent and warrant that (i) you own and control all of the rights to the User Content that you post or otherwise distribute, or you otherwise have the lawful right to post and distribute that User Content, to or through the Site; and (ii) the use and posting or other transmission of such User Content does not violate these Terms and will not violate any rights of or cause injury to any person or entity.
If your User Content is intended for the use of other Users, you also grant us and our affiliates and subsidiaries a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable right to sub-license such User Content to such Users for their use in connection with their use of the Site, as described in Section 5 of these Terms.
These licenses from you are non-exclusive because you have the right to use your User Content elsewhere. They are royalty-free because we are not required to pay you for the use of your User Content on the Site. And they are transferable because we need the right to transfer these licenses to any successor operator of the Site. Our rights to "modify, adapt, translate, and create derivative works from" are necessary because the normal operation of the Site does this to your User Content when it processes it for use in the Site.
Match Financing grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-sub license to access the Site and to view, copy and print the portions of the Content available to you on the Site. Such license is subject to these Terms, and specifically conditioned upon the following: (i) you may only view, copy and print such portions of the Content for your own use; (ii) you may not modify or otherwise make derivative works of the Site or the Content, or reproduce, distribute or display the Site or any Content (except for page caching) except as expressly permitted in these Terms; (iii) you may not remove or modify any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices that have been placed in the Content; (iv) you may not use any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; and (v) you may not use the Site or the Content other than for its intended purpose.
Except as expressly permitted above, any use of any portion of the Content without the prior written permission of its owner is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted in this Section, this Agreement and your account with us. Any such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws, including without limitation copyright and trademark laws. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Terms may be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppels, implication or otherwise. The license in this Section is revocable by Match Financing at any time.
You represent and warrant that your use of the Site and the Content will be consistent with this license and will not infringe or violate the rights of any other party or breach any contract or legal duty to any other parties, or violate any applicable law.
To request permission for uses of Content not included in this license, you may contact Match Financing at the address set out at the bottom of these Terms.
The Site may contain discussion forums, blogs, bulletin boards, review services or other forums in which you or third parties may post reviews or other content, messages, materials or other items on the Site ("Interactive Areas"). If Match Financing provides such Interactive Areas, you are solely responsible for your use of such Interactive Areas and use them at your own risk. User Content submitted to any public area of the Site will be considered non-confidential. By using any Interactive Areas, you expressly agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Site any of the following:
Finally, Match Financing has a "zero-tolerance" policy towards SPAM: you may not use the Interactive Areas or the Site generally to send commercial or other messages to any third-party if those messages are not solicited, authorized or welcomed by the third-party, and in your use of the Site you must comply with all applicable laws, including laws that apply in any jurisdiction to SPAM and marketing practices, and with any applicable marketing association guidelines on ethical marketing practices.
Any use of the Interactive Areas or other portions of the Site in violation of the foregoing violates these Terms and may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Interactive Areas and/or the Site.
If you have spent any time reviewing the Site, you will have noticed that we take reliability and security seriously. We put a great deal of effort into ensuring that our service operates all the time, and that it is a secure environment for your data. We use what we believe to be "best-of-class" hosting services and security technologies and services that we believe provide you with a secure and safe environment. More information about these services and technologies is available on the Site.
For example, Match Financing does not store credit card data on its servers and uses a third-party PCI compliant gateway to store a Lender’s credit card data and to process any transactions. In addition, Match Financing uses 256 bit SSL certificates to encrypt personal data transferred between you and the Site.
However, no system is perfectly secure or reliable, the internet is an inherently insecure medium, and the reliability of hosting services, internet intermediaries, your internet service provider, and other service providers cannot be assured. When you use Match Financing, you accept these risks, and the responsibility for choosing to use a technology that does not provide perfect security or reliability. In particular, Lenders who enable auto-billing and choose to store the credit card information through the Site accept these risks to the security of that credit card information.
When storing credit card information using the Match Financing Payment Information page, Lenders acknowledge that they are aware of, and accept as satisfactory, Match Financing's third-party service provider’s credit card protection procedures. Ultimately, credit card data is provided by Lenders and they are responsible for its protection.
The Site may contain links to third-party Web sites ("Third-Party Sites") and third-party content ("Third-Party Content") as a service to those interested in this information. Third-Party Sites include payment processors and other payment intermediaries that you may use in connection with your use of the Site. You use links to Third-Party Sites, and any Third-Party Content or service provided there at your own risk. Match Financing does not monitor or have any control over, and makes no claim or representation regarding, Third-Party Content or Third-Party Sites. Match Financing provides these links only as a convenience, and a link to a Third-Party Site or Third-Party Content does not imply Match Financing's endorsement, adoption or sponsorship of, or affiliation with, such Third-Party Site or Third-Party Content. Match Financing accepts no responsibility for reviewing changes or updates to, or the quality, content, policies, nature or reliability of Third-Party Content, Third-Party Sites, or Web sites linking to the Site. When you leave the Site, our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any Third-Party Site, and should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction with any third party.
Match Financing may run advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Site. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers other than Match Financing, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. Match Financing is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of third-party advertisers on the Site.
The Site, the Content and the services provided by the Site are provided to you on an "as is" basis without warranties from Match Financing of any kind, either express or implied. Match Financing expressly disclaims all other warranties, express or implied, including without limitation implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. Match Financing does not represent or warrant that Content is accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free, and expressly disclaims any warranty or representation as to the accuracy or proprietary character of the Site, the Content or any portion thereof.
While Match Financing attempts to make your access to and use of the Site safe, Match Financing does not represent or warrant that the Site or any Content are free of viruses or other harmful components.
MatchFinancing is not a broker and is not involved in the actual transaction between you and lenders. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more lenders, you hereby release MatchFinancing, its affiliates, officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries and employees from claims demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
You waive and shall not assert any claims or allegations of any nature whatsoever against Match Financing, its affiliates or subsidiaries, their sponsors, contractors, advertisers, vendors or other partners, any of their successors or assigns, or any of their respective officers, directors, agents or employees (collectively, the "Released Parties") arising out of or in any way relating to your use of the Site or the Content, including, without limitation, any claims or allegations relating to the alleged infringement of proprietary rights, alleged inaccuracy of Content, or allegations that any Released Party has or should indemnify, defend or hold harmless you or any third party from any claim or allegation arising from your use or other exploitation of the Site. You use the Site at your own risk.
Without limitation of the foregoing, neither Match Financing nor any other Released Party shall be liable for any direct, special, indirect or consequential damages, or any other damages of any kind, including but not limited to loss of use, loss of profits or loss of data, whether in an action in contract, tort (including but not limited to negligence) or otherwise, arising out of or in any way connected with the use of the Site or the Content, including without limitation any damages caused by or resulting from your reliance on the Site or other information obtained from Match Financing or any other Released Party or accessible via the Site, or that result from mistakes, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files or email, defects, viruses, delays in operation or transmission or any failure of performance, whether or not resulting from acts of god, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access to Match Financing or any other Released Party's records, programs or Services.
In no event shall the aggregate liability of Match Financing, whether in contract, warranty, tort (including negligence, whether active, passive or imputed), product liability, strict liability or other theory, arising out of or relating to the use of the Site exceed any compensation paid by you for access to or use of the Site during the three months prior to the date of any claim.
You shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless Match Financing and the other Released Parties from any loss, damages, liabilities, costs, expenses, claims and proceedings arising out of your use of the Site, and if you are a Borrower, from Lenders' use of the Site and from the use of the Site by any person to whom you give access to your account (including as staff), including any claims made by any person that any of your User Content infringes the rights, including the intellectual property rights, of any third party.
Notices that we give you (other than notice of amendment of these Terms, which is discussed in the introduction of these Terms) may be provided in any of the following ways. First, we may email you at the contact information you provide in your Registration Data. Second, we may post a notice to Borrowers and Lenders in the dashboard area of your account on the Site. Third, we may post the notice elsewhere on the Site. When we post notices on the Site, we post them in the area of the Site suitable to the notice. It is your responsibility to periodically review the Site for notices.
If a dispute arises between you and Match Financing, our goal is to provide you with a neutral and cost effective means of resolving the dispute quickly. Accordingly, you and Match Financing agree that we will resolve any claim or controversy at law or equity that arises out of these Terms or our services (a "Claim") in accordance with one of the subsections below.
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement and/or the services provided by Match Financing shall be resolved first by mediation. If controversy or claim is not resolved via mediation, Match Financing and you will then resolve the claim via binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. The venue for Arbitration shall be San Diego, CA.
Notwithstanding any provision of these Terms, Match Financing reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, without any notice or liability to you, to (a) terminate your license to use the Site, or any portion thereof; (b) block or prevent your future access to and use of all or any portion of the Site or Content; (c) change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site or Content; and (d) impose limits on the Site or Content.
If your account is inactive for at least 1 year, we may deactivate your account. Deactivated accounts are not deleted, they are placed in storage and can be restored. We will notify you by email if we decide to deactivate your account. If you know in advance that your account will be inactive at some time and don't want us to deactivate it, let us know in advance using the Contact form on the Site. If after your account has been deactivated it stays inactive and we don't hear from you, we may terminate it at any time and without notice. You and Match Financing may terminate these Terms and your use of the Site at any time. If you terminate your use of the Site you must pay the fees applicable for the balance of the then current billing period (if your billing period is monthly, we will prorate your account to the nearest month-end after termination). When your Match Financing account is terminated, your User Content will, shortly thereafter, not appear on the Site, except for User Content submitted to our forum or comments on our blog, which may remain on the Site after termination. We may also retain an archival copy of your User Content after termination, and you hereby grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable license to maintain such archival copy for our internal business purposes.
If these Terms expire or terminate for any reason, Sections 4, 8, 11, 12, 14, 16 and 17, and any representation or warranty you make in these Terms, shall survive indefinitely.
If any provision of these Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Match Financing may assign any or all of its rights hereunder to any party without your consent. You are not permitted to assign any of your rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of Match Financing, and any such attempted assignment will be void and unenforceable. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Match Financing regarding your use of the Site, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications whether electronic, oral or written between you and Match Financing regarding your use of the Site. The parties confirm that it is their wish that these Terms, as well as any other documents relating to this Terms, including notices, have been and shall be drawn up in the English language only.
Match Financing is located at 6690 Michaeljohn Dr. La Jolla, CA 92037. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. In our sole discretion, we may assign these Terms in accordance with the Notices Section. Headings are for reference purposes only and do not limit the scope or extent of such section. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. We do not guarantee we will take action against all breaches of these Terms.
We may amend these Terms at any time by posting the amended terms on this Site. Except as stated elsewhere, all amended terms shall automatically be effective 5 days after they are initially posted. Additionally, we will notify you through the Match Financing Messaging or Alert System. These Terms may not be otherwise amended except in a writing signed by you and us. These Terms sets forth the entire understanding and Terms between us with respect to the subject matter hereof. The following Sections survive any termination of these Terms: Fees and Services (with respect to fees owed for our services), Release, Content License, Liability, Indemnity and Resolution of Disputes.
You may report complaints in writing to our headquarters at 6690 Michaeljohn Dr. La Jolla, CA 92037. (888)551-0301.