Welcome to ETIP! We provide a software platform for cashless mobile tipping – anywhere, anytime.
Description of the Services
ETIP is a software application centered around mobile, cashless tipping. It allows employees to receive and manage their day-to-day tips and track their overall earnings, and allows customers to tip whomever they please. Merchants can also sign up for ETIP to be enabled in their respective establishments, manage their employees and learn about their tips, reviews and ratings. ETIP allows you to accept tips from customers with the scanning of a personalized QR code - even if they have not downloaded the application themselves. We may come out with new features from time to time in the future, which we will communicate to you through our website and mobile application.
Your ETIP Account
When you first create an ETIP account, we ask that you register using your Facebook, Google or LinkedIn account. In the future, we may allow you to create an account directly with ETIP. We may add third party payment platforms such as Apple Pay, and add or remove different sign in features. We have the right to import data such as contacts when we are logging in through connected third party applications.
We then ask that you input your name, and indicate whether you would like to give or receive tips. You can then add your jobs, including the name and location of your place of work.
Once you create and login to your ETIP account you will have access to your balance. It will state the tips you’ve given, received, cash you’ve added from accounts, and cash you’ve taken out.
You may add cash or cash out by linking your bank account, debit card, credit card or third-party payment app such as PayPal, Venmo, Apple Pay, and Google Pay. In the future, we may remove these payment methods, or add additional ones.
You may terminate your account at any time through our Services, or you can contact us at [email protected].
Your Use of the Services
(i) You must not copy, rip or capture, or attempt to copy, rip or capture, any Content from the Services or any part of the Services, other than by means of download or sharing in circumstances where we have elected to permit downloads and sharing of the relevant Content.
(ii) You must not employ scraping or similar techniques to aggregate, repurpose, republish or otherwise make use of any Content.
(iii) You must not alter or remove, attempt to alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other proprietary or legal notices contained in, or appearing on, the Services or any Content appearing on the Services (other than your Content).
(iv) You must not, and must not permit any third party to, copy or adapt the object code of the Website or any of the Services, or reverse engineer, reverse assemble, decompile, modify or attempt to discover any source or object code of any part of the Services, or circumvent or attempt to circumvent or copy any copy protection mechanism or access any rights management information pertaining to Content other than your Content.
(v) You must respect the wishes of other users. If you are blocked by another user, you agree to not attempt to contact them on ETIP either from the account you were blocked from or any other account.
(vi) You must not use the Services to upload, post, store, transmit, display, copy, distribute, promote, make available or otherwise communicate to the public:
- any Content that is offensive, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, racist, ethnically or culturally offensive, indecent, that promotes violence, terrorism, or illegal acts, incites hatred on grounds of race, gender, religion or sexual orientation, or is otherwise objectionable in the Company’s reasonable discretion;
- any information, Content, or other material that violates, plagiarizes, misappropriates, or infringes the rights of third parties including, without limitation, copyright, trademark rights, rights of privacy or publicity, confidential information or any other right; or
- any Content that violates, breaches, or is contrary to any law, rule, regulation, court order, or is otherwise is illegal or unlawful in the Company’s reasonable opinion;
- any material of any kind that contains any virus, Trojan horse, spyware, adware, malware, bot, time bomb, worm, or other harmful or malicious component, which actually or potentially could overburden, impair or disrupt the Services or servers or networks forming part of, or connected to, the Services, or which actually or potentially could restrict or inhibit any other user's use and enjoyment of the Services; or
- any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional messages, spam or any other form of solicitation.
(vii) You must not commit or engage in, or encourage, induce, solicit or promote, any conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law or regulation.
(viii) You must not deliberately impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity, for example, by registering an account in the name of another person or company or sending messages or making comments using the name of another person.
User License Grant to ETIP
- improve the Service or the functionality of ETIP;
- to respond to user inquiries or technological issues or problems;
- for external and internal marketing purposes;
- to comply with applicable laws; for example, to respond to regulatory authorities responsible for oversight of government benefit programs or our operations; to parties or courts in the course of judicial or administrative proceedings; to law enforcement officials during an investigation
Intellectual Property Rights
The Services and its entire contents, features, and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video, and audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof) are owned by the Company, its licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
All related names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans are trademarks of the Company or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of the Company. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans on this Website are the trademarks of their respective owners.
Copyright Infringement and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Safe Harbor
We take the intellectual property rights of others seriously and require that users of ETIP do the same. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) established a process for addressing claims of copyright infringement that we have implemented for our services. If you own a copyright or have authority to act on behalf of a copyright owner and want to report a claim that a third party is infringing that material on or through ETIP, please send a notice to our copyright agent that includes all of the items below and we will expeditiously take appropriate action:
- A description of the copyrighted work that you claim is being infringed;
- A description of the material you claim is infringing and that you want removed or access to which you want disabled and the URL or other location of that material;
- Your address, telephone number, and email address;
- The following statement: “I have a good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted material I am complaining of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., as a fair use)”;
- The following statement: “The information in this notice is accurate, under penalty of perjury, I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed”; and
- An electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or a person authorized to act on the owner's behalf.
Our designated copyright agent to receive such claims can be reached at [email protected].
We may, in appropriate circumstances, disable or terminate the accounts of users who may be repeat infringers.
This process does not limit our ability to pursue any other remedies we may have to address suspected infringement.
Reviews and Ratings
ETIP may share reviews and ratings of businesses with third party aggregators such as Google, Yelp, TrustPilot and others. ETIP will not be responsible for the content of the ratings and reviews provided by users of the Services. ETIP cannot make any changes to the reviews and ratings provided by users of the Services. Rating and reviews may only be edited by the posting user. ETIP expressly disclaims any liability associated with the ratings and reviews of users of the Services.
Billing, Payment, Taxes and Fees
All financial transactions will be performed through Stripe, Plaid and Square, all third-party billing and payment platforms. We charge an all-encompassing 'convenience fee' of 15 cents on every dollar tip. Additional payment platforms may be included in the future.
ETIP does not charge users who use the Services to tip, but businesses and individuals may see the latest pricing schedule on ETIP’s website. ETIP may increase, modify or add new fees and charges for any of the Services from time to time by posting such changes on the website with at least 3 days notice. You agree to pay all amounts due in your account, quote or invoice and in accordance with ETIP’s payment terms and, if applicable, those of any payment processor. If any payment is not made on time, ETIP may deactivate your access to the Services.
Receivers of payment via ETIP will receive an ACH transfer. Payments made under the Agreement shall be made without deduction or set-off for any withholding taxes, levies, imports, duties, charges and/or fees imposed by any governmental taxing authority except as required by law. If you are compelled to make any such deduction, you will pay to ETIP such additional amounts as are necessary to ensure receipt of the full amount that ETIP would have received but for the deduction.
You will be responsible for, and agree to promptly pay, all taxes or duties of any kind (including but not limited to sales, use and withholding taxes) associated with any purchase or your receipt or use of the Services, except for taxes based on ETIP’s net income. ETIP does not withhold taxes on tips issued to users. ETIP users are solely responsible for their individual tax responsibilities.
All tips are considered as reportable income. Employers & employees, please consult with your tax advisor for any tax-related advice. For IRS resources, click here.
Etip does not provide business, tax, or legal advice or representation to anyone. Etip goes to great lengths to ensure the information it provides is accurate and useful but strongly recommends that all users consult an outside lawyer, CPA and obtain professional advice and representation that is appropriate to his/her particular situation.
Please consult your tax attorney or CPA with questions about your tax responsibilities. In the event that ETIP is required to collect any tax for which you are responsible, you will pay such tax directly to ETIP or its payment processor. ETIP reserves the right to collect any applicable sales, use or value added tax.
ETIP is for sending and receiving tips only. Use of the Services for processing payments other than tips may cause ETIP to revoke the payment and/or charge additional processing fees at our sole discretion.
All sales are final and there shall be no refunds except as required by law. Further, ETIP will not allow changes to your purchase after you complete it. ETIP may disable all access to the Services you have licensed to in the event you fail to make all payments when due.
You acknowledge and agree that any estimates of fees and charges provided to you by ETIP are solely estimates based on assumptions and that you are fully responsible for the actual fees and charges that accrue.
Electronic Record and Signature Disclosure
From time to time, ETIP may be required by law to provide certain written notices or disclosures. Described below are the terms and conditions for providing to you such notices and disclosures electronically.
By selecting the “I Accept” checkbox, you are signing this Agreement electronically. You agree your electronic signature is the legal equivalent of your manual signature on this Agreement. By selecting “I Accept” you consent to be legally bound by this Agreement’s terms and conditions. You further agree that your use of a key pad, mouse or other device to select an item, button, icon or similar act/action, or to otherwise provide ETIP instructions or in accessing or making any transaction regarding any agreement, acknowledgement, consent terms, disclosures or conditions constitutes your signature (hereafter referred to as “E-Signature”), acceptance and agreement as if actually signed by you in writing.
At any time, you may request from us a paper copy of any record provided or made available electronically. To request delivery from us of paper copies of the notices and disclosures previously provided by us to you electronically, please email us at [email protected].
If you decide to receive notices and disclosures from us electronically, you may at any time change your mind and tell us that thereafter you want to receive required notices and disclosures only in paper format. To do so, please send an email to [email protected].
By accepting these terms and conditions related to Electronic Record and Signature Disclosure, you confirm that you can access and read this document, you can print out a copy for future reference, and you will receive only electronic notices, disclosures, authorizations and other documents as required by law unless you request paper copies by contacting us at [email protected].
Third Party Websites and Services
The Services may provide you with access to and/or integration with third party websites, databases, networks, servers, information, software, programs, systems, directories, applications, products or services (hereinafter “External Services”).
The Company does not have or maintain any control over External Services and is not and cannot be responsible for their content, operation or use. By linking or otherwise providing access to any External Services, the Company does not give any representation, warranty, or endorsement, express or implied, with respect to the legality, accuracy, quality or authenticity of content, information or services provided by such External Services.
You are solely responsible for taking the precautions necessary to protect yourself from fraud when using External Services, and to protect your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content and material that may be included on or may emanate from any External Services.
The Company disclaims any and all responsibility or liability for any harm resulting from your use of External Services, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against the Company with respect to the content or operation of any External Services.
THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WEBSITE, ONLINE PLATFORM AND ALL CONTENT AND SERVICES ACCESSED THROUGH OR VIA THE WEBSITE, ONLINE PLATFORM OR OTHERWISE, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE,” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS.”
YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ASSUME FULL, EXCLUSIVE, AND SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE USE OF AND RELIANCE ON THE SERVICES, AND YOU FURTHER AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE SERVICES IS MADE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS WHILE USING THE SERVICE.
WHILE THE COMPANY USES REASONABLE ENDEAVOURS TO CORRECT ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE SERVICES AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE ONCE THEY HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO THE COMPANY’S ATTENTION, THE COMPANY MAKES NO PROMISES, GUARANTEES, REPRESENTATIONS, OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (EXPRESS OR IMPLIED) REGARDING THE SERVICES, OR ANY PART OR PARTS THEREOF, ANY CONTENT, OR ANY LINKED SERVICES OR OTHER EXTERNAL SERVICES. THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SERVICES OR ANY PART OR PARTS THEREOF, THE CONTENT, OR THE SERVERS ON WHICH THE SERVICES OPERATES ARE OR WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY TRANSMISSION OF CONTENT UPLOADED TO THE SERVICES WILL BE SECURE OR THAT ANY ELEMENTS OF THE SERVICES DESIGNED TO PREVENT UNAUTHORISED ACCESS, SHARING OR DOWNLOAD OF CONTENT WILL BE EFFECTIVE IN ANY AND ALL CASES, AND DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS LAWFUL IN ANY PARTICULAR JURISDICTION.
ETIP. DOES NOT PROVIDE BUSINESS, TAX, OR LEGAL ADVICE OR REPRESENTATION TO ANYONE. ETIP GOES TO GREAT LENGTHS TO ENSURE THE INFORMATION IT PROVIDES IS ACCURATE AND USEFUL BUT STRONGLY RECOMMENDS THAT ALL USERS CONSULT AN OUTSIDE LAWYER, CPA AND OBTAIN PROFESSIONAL ADVICE AND REPRESENTATION THAT IS APPROPRIATE TO HIS/HER PARTICULAR SITUATION.
THE COMPANY AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS AND SHAREHOLDERS, SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ALL OF THE FOREGOING WARRANTIES AND ANY OTHER WARRANTIES NOT EXPRESSLY SET OUT HEREIN TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES REGARDING NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
WHERE THE LAW OF ANY JURISDICTION LIMITS OR PROHIBITS THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED OR OTHER WARRANTIES AS SET OUT ABOVE, THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS SHALL NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT THAT THE LAW OF SUCH JURISDICTION APPLIES TO THIS AGREEMENT.
Limitation of Liability
THE COMPANY’S AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS AND SHAREHOLDERS, LIABILITY TO YOU IS LIMITED. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL OR BUSINESS REPUTATION, ANY COST TO PROCURE SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR ANY INTANGIBLE LOSS, REGARDLESS OF THE FORESEEABILITY OF THOSE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, OR ANY OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED TO YOU BY THE COMPANY.
This limitation shall apply regardless of whether the damages arise out of breach of contract, tort, any form of error, or breakdown in the function of the service, or any other legal theory or form of action.
ALTHOUGH NOT AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST AND WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE COMPANY AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS AND SHAREHOLDERS, SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR:
- ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM:
(A) YOUR RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, CONTENT ORIGINATING FROM THIRD PARTIES, OR FROM ANY COMMUNICATION WITH THE SERVICES;
(B) YOUR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES OR ANY PART OR PARTS THEREOF, INCLUDING DELETION OR CORRUPTION OF, OR FAILURE TO STORE, ANY CONTENT AND OTHER DATA MAINTAINED OR TRANSMITTED BY OR THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, OR YOUR ABILITY TO ACCESS ANY CONTENT OR ANY EXTERNAL SERVICES VIA THE SERVICES;
(C) ANY CHANGES THAT THE COMPANY MAY MAKE TO THE SERVICES OR ANY PART THEREOF, OR ANY TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT SUSPENSION OR CESSATION OF ACCESS TO THE SERVICES OR ANY CONTENT IN OR FROM ANY OR ALL TERRITORIES;
(D) ANY ACTION TAKEN AGAINST YOU BY THIRD PARTY RIGHTS HOLDERS WITH RESPECT TO ANY ALLEGED INFRINGEMENT OF SUCH THIRD PARTY’S RIGHTS RELATING TO YOUR CONTENT OR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, OR ANY ACTION TAKEN AS PART OF AN INVESTIGATION BY THE COMPANY OR ANY RELEVANT LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY REGARDING YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES;
(E) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE SERVICES’S TECHNICAL OPERATION, OR FROM ANY INACCURACY OR DEFECT IN ANY CONTENT OR ANY INFORMATION RELATING TO CONTENT;
(F) YOUR FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE COMPANY WITH ACCURATE OR COMPLETE INFORMATION, OR YOUR FAILURE TO KEEP YOUR ACCOUNT LOGIN INFORMATION SUITABLY CONFIDENTIAL;
(G) ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE, ANY LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE FROM ANY SECURITY BREACH;
(H) ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, INCLUDING THOSE CAUSED BY YOUR RELIANCE ON THE SERVICES, OR ANY LOSS YOU SUFFER WHETHER OR NOT IT IS FORESEEABLE.
ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES MUST BE NOTIFIED TO THE COMPANY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH CASES, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT SUCH LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS REFLECT A REASONABLE AND FAIR ALLOCATION OF RISK BETWEEN YOU AND THE COMPANY AND ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND THE COMPANY, AND THAT THE COMPANY’S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED ENTIRELY, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Company, its successors, assigns, affiliates, agents, directors, officers, employees, and shareholders from and against any and all claims, obligations, damages, losses, expenses, and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from:
(ii) any activity related to your account, be it by you or by any other person accessing your account with or without your consent.
Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
If a dispute arises between you and ETIP, our goal is to provide you with a neutral and cost-effective means of resolving the issue quickly. In the event of a dispute, we encourage you to contact us first to resolve your problem directly with us. You may contact us regarding any complaints or disputes in the “Contact us” section below in these Terms.
BY ENTERING INTO THESE AGREEMENTS, YOU ARE WAIVING YOUR RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY, CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS AND AGREEING TO BINDING ARBITRATION.
ANY DISPUTE, CLAIM OR CONTROVERSY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE BREACH, TERMINATION, ENFORCEMENT, INTERPRETATION OR VALIDITY THEREOF, INCLUDING THE DETERMINATION OF THE SCOPE OR APPLICABILITY OF THIS AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE, SHALL BE DETERMINED BY ARBITRATION IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA BEFORE ARBITRATOR(S). THE ARBITRATION SHALL BE ADMINISTERED BY JAMS PURSUANT TO ITS COMPREHENSIVE ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EXPEDITED PROCEDURES IN THOSE RULES OR PURSUANT TO JAMS’ STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES. JUDGMENT ON THE AWARD MAY BE ENTERED IN ANY COURT HAVING JURISDICTION. THIS CLAUSE SHALL NOT PRECLUDE PARTIES FROM SEEKING PROVISIONAL REMEDIES IN AID OF ARBITRATION FROM A COURT OF APPROPRIATE JURISDICTION.
Data Protection, Privacy, and Cookies
Availability of Services
ETIP may discontinue or change our Services at any time with or without prior notice and without liability to you. We make no guarantee that our Services will be available at all times or without interruption.
You agree that ETIP may terminate your account at any time for your violation of any of the provisions of these Terms.
If you are dissatisfied with the ETIP Services, please let us know by emailing us at [email protected]. Your only other remedy with respect to any dissatisfaction with (a) the Services, (b) any portion of these Terms, (c) any policy or practice of ETIP in providing the Services, or (d) any content or information transmitted through the Services, is to terminate the Services and your account. You may terminate the Services at any time by discontinuing your use of any and all parts of our Services and providing ETIP notice of termination by emailing us at [email protected].
For questions or comments about the Terms, please email us at [email protected].
Last Update: September 19, 2021