Terms of Service
If you do not agree to be bound by these terms, do not use the site or the Bidmachine Services.
If you are an individual user, in order to utilize and register for Bidmachine Services, you must be at least 18 years old. By using Bidmachine Services, you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years old.
We reserve the right to modify the Terms at any time. Such modified Terms will become effective and will apply to your use of the Bidmachine Services upon our posting such Terms to the Website. Your continued use of our Bidmachine Services after a modification has been posted shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by you of any modified Terms. It is your sole obligation to review the Terms and to be aware of any modifications.
1. Description of the Bidmachine Services
Bidmachine provides an in-app bidding solution aimed at optimizing mobile advertisements for publishers and software developers on end users’ mobile applications (collectively, the “Bidmachine Services”). Bidmachine Services allow You, as a Publisher Partner, to offer and sell elements of an application that You designate for placement of ads (“Your Inventory”) to any advertiser, demand side platform, or advertising network, that bids to buy Inventory listed by You.
2. Your Account
Your account is for your personal use only. You are responsible for the confidentiality of your login information, including your username and password, via whatever method you choose to access the Bidmachine Services, and for all use of the Bidmachine Services by users using your login information. You may not authorize others to use your account, and you may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You will immediately notify Bidmachine of any unauthorized use of your login information, or any unauthorized access to your account. You acknowledge that Bidmachine is not responsible for third-party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your user names and passwords.
3. Conditions, Restrictions, and Obligations for Publisher Partners.
You will not provide inaccurate, misleading, or false information to Bidmachine. If the information provided to Bidmachine subsequently becomes inaccurate, misleading, or false, you will promptly notify Bidmachine of such change. You will not harass, annoy, intimidate, or threaten any Bidmachine employees or agents engaged in providing any portion of the Bidmachine Services to you.
Your right to use the Bidmachine Service is subject to any limitations, conditions, and restrictions established by us from time to time, at our sole discretion. We may alter, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Bidmachine Services at any time. In addition, we may impose limits on certain features and aspects of the Bidmachine Services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Bidmachine Services without notice or liability and for any reason. Bidmachine reserves the right to terminate your use of the Bidmachine Services if you misuse the Bidmachine Services in any way, or act in an inappropriate, unlawful or illegal manner, in our sole and absolute discretion.
You shall not authorize or encourage any third party to generate fraudulent impressions of or fraudulent clicks on any advertisement, including but not limited to, through repeated manual clicks, the use of robots or other automated query tools and/or computer-generated search requests, and/or the fraudulent use of other search engine optimization Bidmachine Services and/or software. You must have an active application that is currently published in the App Store, Google Play. If at any point the application is removed from those platforms, but impressions generated from Bidmachine ads continue, You acknowledge, understand, and agree that You may not receive earnings derived from such impressions.
You may list assets including but not limited to mobile sites, applications, and device platforms (“Mobile Properties”) and make them available for advertisement. You hereby grant Bidmachine the right to access, index, store, and cache requests made from your mobile websites (“Mobile Property”) to Bidmachine Services, including by automated means. You allow Bidmachine to access your applications to serve Bidmachine’s personalized advertisements. You are prohibited from using the Bidmachine Services in an app that offers any real monetary value to the end users. You will have the ability to block any offers and/or advertisements before they are made available to Users.
Subject to your compliance with these Terms, Bidmachine will pay you a portion of the revenues actually received by Bidmachine from advertisers for Advertisements displayed on your advertising inventory via the Bidmachine Services (“Net Revenue Share”). The Net Revenue Share is determined dynamically for each impression and is net of any agency commissions, carrier and/or partner fees, platform fees . Payments will be calculated solely based on records maintained by Bidmachine, and no other measurements or statistics of any kind will be accepted or have any effect. Payments to you may be withheld to reflect or adjusted to exclude any amounts refunded or credited to advertisers and any amounts arising from invalid activity, as determined by Bidmachine in its sole discretion. Invalid activity is determined by Bidmachine in all cases and includes, but is not limited to, (i) spam, invalid impressions, or invalid clicks on ads generated by any person, bot, automated program, or similar device, including through any clicks or impressions originating from your IP addresses or computers under your control; (ii) clicks solicited or impressions generated by payment of money and false representation; (iii) clicks or impressions co-mingled with a significant amount of the activity described in (i) and (ii) above, or (iv) any breach of these Terms by you.
6. Terms of payment
During the term of the Bidmachine Services, Bidmachine will enable you to access online reports, which include the Net Revenue Share updated to the previous day’s UTC. If you dispute any payment made in connection with Bidmachine Services, you must notify Bidmachine in writing within forty-five (45) days of any such payment. Failure to notify Bidmachine shall result in the waiver by you of any claims related to such disputed payment. To ensure proper payment, you are solely responsible for providing and maintaining accurate contact and payment information associated with your account. You agree to pay all applicable taxes or charges imposed by any government entity in connection with your use of the Bidmachine Services.
Regular payouts, which are the standard payouts we issue every month by default, Bidmachine agrees to issue the payment on a net 60 (sixsty) term basis. This payout includes revenue calculated at the last second of the last day of the month.
You must have an active application that is currently published in the App Store, Google Play. If at any point the application is removed from those platforms, but impressions generated from Bidmachine ads continue, You acknowledge, understand, and agree that You may not receive earnings derived from such impressions.
7. Incentivized Traffic
Incentivized traffic is when a publisher compensates end users for watching an Advertisement and/or taking a particular action by providing a virtual benefit – from in-app currency to redeemable points and artifacts.
As a publisher using Bidmachine’s Services, You agree that the sole and exclusive format for Incentivized Traffic shall be rewarded ad format. All other reward formats are prohibited. In addition, publishers are prohibited from using rewarded ads to offer monetary rewards of any kind, including, but not limited to, cash or gift cards. Under no circumstances may end users be rewarded by any “real world” monetary value unless allowed in writing by Bidmachine on a case-by-case basis, subject to screening requirements, special economic terms, and additional contractual terms, and provided that such monetary value will never:
- Involve cash, in any currency, or cryptocurrencies;
- Incentivize and reward the download of other applications.
8. Disclaimer of Warranties, No Warranty/AS-IS
You are solely responsible for the content or information you post, upload, publish, or display in connection with the Bidmachine Services, or transmit to other users (“User Content”). We do not and cannot review all User Content posted or sent by users of the Bidmachine Services. We are not responsible for any User Content. We reserve the right but are not obligated to, delete, move, or edit User Content that we, in our sole discretion, deem to be in violation of the guidelines set forth herein or any other applicable content guidelines or deem to be otherwise unacceptable.
Bidmachine is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Website or of the Bidmachine Services. Bidmachine is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, or failure of email on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to your or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the Website and/or in connection with the Bidmachine Services. Under no circumstances will Bidmachine or any of its affiliates, advertisers, promoters, or distribution partners be responsible for any loss or damage, resulting from anyone’s use of the Website or the Bidmachine Services. Bidmachine does not represent or warrant that the Bidmachine Services are reliable, accurate, complete, or otherwise free from defects, and any use thereof will be undertaken solely at Your own risk. The Website and the Bidmachine Services are provided “AS-IS” and Bidmachine expressly disclaims any and all warranties including without limitation the warranty of merchantability, the warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, or the warranty of non-infringement. For the avoidance of doubt, Bidmachine does not guarantee the results of the Bidmachine Services or that the Bidmachine Services will be correct, uninterrupted, or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Bidmachine Services are free of viruses or other harmful components, that the Bidmachine Services will be operable at all times or during any down time (i) caused by outages to any public Internet backbones, networks or servers, (ii) caused by any failures of Your equipment, systems or local access Bidmachine Services, (iii) for previously scheduled maintenance or (iv) relating to events beyond Bidmachine’s (or its wholly owned subsidiaries or affiliates) control such as strikes, riots, insurrection, fires, floods, explosions, war, governmental action, labor conditions, earthquakes, natural disasters, or interruptions in Internet Bidmachine Services to an area where Bidmachine (or its wholly owned subsidiaries or affiliates) or Your servers are located or co-located.
From time to time, Bidmachine may offer new “beta” features or tools with which its users may experiment on the Bidmachine Services. Such features or tools are offered solely for experimental purposes and without any warranty of any kind and may be modified or discontinued at Bidmachine’s sole discretion. The provisions of this Disclaimer of Warranties section apply with full force to such features or tools.
9. Proprietary Information
All intellectual property rights in and to the Bidmachine Services are and shall be owned exclusively by Bidmachine. Those rights include but are not limited to, database rights, copyright, design rights (whether registered or unregistered), patents, trademarks (whether registered or unregistered), and other similar rights, wherever existing in the world, together with the right to apply for protection of the same. All other trademarks, logos, service marks, company or product names set forth in the Bidmachine Services are the property of their respective owners. No right or license to use any patent, copyright, trademark, service mark, trade secret, or other intellectual property contained in the Bidmachine Services, or in any software, systems, designs, or processes related to the Bidmachine Services, is granted to or otherwise conferred upon you as a result of your use of the Bidmachine Services, and all such rights are reserved to and shall remain the exclusive property of Bidmachine, its affiliates or third party licensors.
The Website is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions, and other copyright laws. You hereby acknowledge and agree that Bidmachine is the owner of highly valuable proprietary information, including, but not limited to its technology and templates (collectively, “Confidential Information”). Bidmachine owns and hereby retains all proprietary rights in the Bidmachine Services and the Website, including but not limited to, all Confidential Information. You will not post, copy, modify, transmit, disclose, show in public, create any derivative works from, distribute, make commercial use of, or reproduce in any way any (i) Confidential Information or (ii) other copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information accessible via the Bidmachine Services, without first obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights.
If You provide any feedback or suggestions to Bidmachine in connection with this Agreement or the Bidmachine Service (“Feedback”), You agree to assign and hereby do assign all rights, title, and interest in and to such Feedback to Bidmachine.
10. Privacy & Data Use
11. Software End User License (“SDK”)
In order for Bidmachine to provide you with the Bidmachine Services, you are required to download the Bidmachine SDK, which is subject to the terms contained therein. The SDK end-user license terms are incorporated by reference into this Terms of Service and can be found here.[a]
12. Third-Party Links
13. Representation and Warranties
You represent and warrant to Bidmachine that (i) you are the owner of each Mobile Property you designate in connection with the use of Bidmachine Services or that you are legally authorized to act on behalf of the owner of such Mobile Property for the purposes of these Terms, and (ii) you have all necessary right, power, and authority to enter into these Terms and to perform the acts required of you hereunder. You further represent and warrant to Bidmachine that each of your Mobile Properties, any material displayed therein, and the Service Data: (a) complies with all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations, including without limitation all applicable data privacy laws and regulations; (b) does not breach and has not breached any duty toward or rights of any person or entity including, without limitation, rights of intellectual property, publicity or privacy, or rights or duties under consumer protection, product liability, tort, or contract theories; (c) does not contain any hate-related in content; and (d) will not introduce viruses or other malware to the Bidmachine Services or Bidmachine systems or end users.
You specifically acknowledge and agree that Bidmachine has no control over (and is merely a passive conduit with respect to) any content that may be submitted or published by any advertiser, and that you are solely responsible (and assume all liability and risk) for determining whether or not such content is appropriate or acceptable to you.
14. Limitation of Liability
In no event will Bidmachine be liable for any incidental, special, consequential, or indirect damages arising out of or relating to the use or inability to use the website or the Bidmachine Services, including, without limitation, damages for loss or corruption of data or programs, service interruptions and procurement of substitute Bidmachine Services, even if Bidmachine knows or has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Under no circumstances will Bidmachine’s aggregate liability, in any form of action whatsoever in connection with these terms or the use of the Bidmachine Services or the website, exceed the net amount paid by Bidmachine to you during the three-month period immediately preceding the date of the relevant claim, or, if no amount has been paid, the amount of $50.00.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will Bidmachine be liable for any damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental, arising out of or relating to the conduct of you or anyone else in connection with the use of the website or the Bidmachine Services, including without limitation, bodily injury, emotional distress, and/or any other damages resulting from communications with other registered users of the Bidmachine Services. This includes any claims, losses, or damages arising from the conduct of users who have registered under false pretenses or who attempt to defraud or harm you.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Bidmachine, its officers, members, managers, directors, and employees, for any losses, costs, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of or from (a) Your use of or inability to use the Website or Bidmachine Services (b) your violation of any terms of these Terms or your violation of any rights of a third party, (c) Your indemnification obligations under this Agreement; or (d) Your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations including without limitation applicable data privacy laws and regulations. Bidmachine reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with Bidmachine in asserting any available defenses.
16. Term and Termination
These Terms will become effective upon your acceptance of the Terms by your use of the Website or the Bidmachine Services and will remain in effect in perpetuity unless terminated hereunder. Either you or Bidmachine may terminate your account at any time, for any reason or no reason, without explanation, effective upon sending written notice to the other party. Bidmachine reserves the right to immediately suspend or terminate your access to any of the Bidmachine Services, without notice, for any reason or no reason. We also reserve the right to remove your account information or data from our Bidmachine Services and any other records at any time at our sole discretion. Any fees paid hereunder are non-refundable and non-cancelable. You may terminate your account by following the instructions on the Website, or by sending a notice of cancellation to: [email protected]. Upon termination of your account, your right to use the Bidmachine Services will immediately cease and you will remove all Bidmachine codes from your Mobile Properties. Following any termination of use of the Bidmachine Services, Bidmachine reserves the right to send a notice thereof to other registered users with whom you have corresponded. The termination or expiration of these Terms shall not affect any of the provisions of these Terms which are expressly or by their nature should continue in force after such termination or expiration.
17. Copyright Infringement Claims – Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice
If you believe that any material or content distributed by Bidmachine constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information: (a) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (b) identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (c) identification of where, within the Application, the offending material is located; (d) your address, telephone number and email address; (e) a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (f) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. The above information should be submitted to Bidmachine at: [email protected][b]
18. General Provisions
You agree that California law (without giving effect to its conflicts of law principles) will govern these Terms, the Website, and the Bidmachine Services and that any dispute arising out of, from, or relating to these Terms, the Website, or the Bidmachine Services will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts located in the Northern District of California. You acknowledge and agree that any violation of these Terms may cause Bidmachine irreparable harm, and therefore agree that Bidmachine will be entitled to seek extraordinary relief in court, including but not limited to temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, and permanent injunctions without the necessity of posting a bond or other security, in addition to and without prejudice to any other rights or remedies that Bidmachine may have for a breach of these Terms.
Last update: May 23, 2023