Last updated on August 5, 2019
IMPORTANT NOTICE: THIS AGREEMENT IS SUBJECT TO BINDING ARBITRATION AND A WAIVER OF CLASS ACTION RIGHTS AS DETAILED IN THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION SECTION.
This website is owned and operated by Ring LLC and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively “Ring,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). These Terms of Service (“Terms”) govern your legal rights to use or access our services, software, mobile application, and our websites (the “Services”) and Ring hardware products or devices (“Products”). These Terms also govern your legal rights with respect to Third Party Services (defined below). Please read these Terms carefully before purchasing or using the Products or Services or purchasing or using Third Party Services. By using or accessing our Products or Services or purchasing or using Third Party Services, you signify your acknowledgement and assent to the terms and conditions of use set forth below. These Terms (together with other user agreements, where applicable) constitute a binding legal agreement between you and Ring (this “Agreement”). Please read these Terms closely because they contain important information about automatic renewal , a class action waiver , and an arbitration provision, requiring you to arbitrate any claims you may have against Ring on an individual basis. ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS MEANS THAT YOU WILL NOT HAVE, AND YOU WAIVE, THE RIGHT FOR A JUDGE OR JURY TO DECIDE YOUR CLAIMS, AND THAT YOU MAY NOT PROCEED IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED, OR REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY.
*If you do not agree with these Terms, please do not purchase or use our Products or Services or Third Party Services. *
This Agreement represents the entire understanding relating to your purchase or use of the Products and Services or Third Party Services and prevails over any prior or contemporaneous, conflicting or additional communications between you and Ring. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by Ring.
Specific areas or pages of our websites may include additional or different terms relating to the purchase or use of our Products and Services or Third Party Services. In the event of a conflict between such specific terms and these Terms, the specific terms shall control.
The term “you,” as used in these Terms, includes any person or entity who is the owner of the Product and creates an account associated with the Product (“Owner”), as well as any person or entity authorized to access or use the Owner’s Products and Services (“Authorized Users”). Authorized Users are responsible for their own actions in connection with the Products and Services, but Owner hereby agrees to be fully responsible for all actions taken by Authorized Users relating to the Owner’s Products, Services and account. As a result, if you are an Owner, you should authorize only those individuals that you trust to access your account, Products, and Services.
You represent and warrant that you are of legal age in your jurisdiction to form a binding contract (or if not, that you are over the age of 13 and you’ve received your parent’s or guardian’s permission to use the Services and gotten your parent or guardian to agree to these Terms on your behalf).
If you’re agreeing to these Terms on behalf of an organization or entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to agree to these Terms on that organization or entity’s behalf and bind them to these Terms (in which case, the references to “you” and “your” in these Terms, except for in this sentence, refer to that organization or entity).
Except as set forth in the Dispute Resolution section, Ring is free to revise these Terms or any other part of this Agreement at any time by updating this page. If we make changes to these Terms that we consider material, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you by placing a notice on the ring.com website, notifying you through the Services, by sending you an email, and/or by some other means. By continuing to use our Services after such changes, you are expressing your acknowledgement and acceptance of the changes. Please check these Terms periodically for updates.
We’re always trying to improve the Products and Services, so they may change over time. We may suspend or discontinue any part of the Services, or we may introduce new features or impose limits on certain features or restrict access to parts or all of the Products or Services. Similarly, we reserve the right to remove any Content from the Services at any time, for any reason, in our sole discretion, and without notice.
We are also free to terminate (or suspend access to) your use of the Services or your account, for any reason in our discretion, including your breach of these Terms. We have the sole right to decide whether you are in violation of any of the restrictions set forth in this Agreement.
All right, title and interest in the Services and our content provided through the Products and Services (including without limitation information, documents, logos, graphics, designs and images) are owned by Ring, its licensors, or designated third parties. Subject to these Terms, Ring grants you a limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive right to access and use the Services for the sole purpose of monitoring and controlling the Products installed on your property and solely for your personal, non-commercial use.
Privacy and other laws applicable in your jurisdiction may impose certain responsibilities on you and your use of the Products and Services. You agree that it is your responsibility, and not the responsibility of Ring, to ensure that you comply with any applicable laws when you use the Products and Services, including but not limited to:
(1) any laws or regulations relating to the recording or sharing of video or audio content, and/or (2) any laws or regulations requiring that notice be given to or that consent be obtained from third parties with respect to your use of the Products or Services.
In addition, you agree (a) that installation of any Product which takes visual and/or audio recordings will be installed at such an angle that it does not take any recordings beyond the boundary of your property (including public pavements or roads); (b) to prominently display appropriate signage advising others that audio/visual recording is taking place; and (c) if you use your property as a workplace, to comply with laws governing the monitoring of employees.
If your use of the Services or any Products is prohibited by applicable laws, then you aren’t authorized to use the Services. We can’t and won’t be responsible for your using the Services or any Products in a way that breaks the law.
You may be required to sign up for an account, and select a password and user name (“User ID”). You promise to provide us with accurate, complete, and updated registration information about yourself. You may not select as your User ID a name that you don’t have the right to use, or another person’s name with the intent to impersonate that person. Also, you will not share your account or password with anyone, and you must protect the security of your account and your password. You’re responsible for any activity associated with your account.
You represent, warrant, and agree that you will not capture or contribute any Content (as defined below) or otherwise use the Services or Products or interact with the Services or Products in a manner that:
A violation of any of the foregoing is grounds for termination of your right to use or access the Products and Services.
Nothing on or in the Products or Services shall be construed as conferring any license under any intellectual property right, including any right in the nature of trademark or copyright, of Ring or any third party, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. All trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.
Except as otherwise noted, Ring is the owner of all trademarks and service marks on or in the Products and Services, whether registered or not, including, without limitation, Ring, Ring Protect and Ring Neighbors. Ring expressly forbids the unauthorized use of its logos, trademarks or other graphics to create links. All registered trademarks are registered in the United States of America (and/or other applicable jurisdictions).
What if I see something on the Services that infringes my copyright?
You may have heard of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”), as it relates to online service providers, like Ring, being asked to remove material that allegedly violates someone’s copyright. We respect others’ intellectual property rights, and we reserve the right to delete or disable Content alleged to be infringing, and to terminate the accounts of repeat alleged infringers. To review our complete Copyright Dispute Policy and learn how to report potentially infringing content, click here. To learn more about the DMCA, click here.
You may have the ability to publicly post or upload materials (including, without limitation, video, images, audio, commentary) (the “Content”), including, without limitation, Content captured through or in connection with your use of the Products and Services.
You are solely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise disseminate using, or in connection with, the Products or Services (including Content you share through the Ring Neighbors feature or application) (collectively, “Shared Content”). You represent and warrant that:
(a) you own the intellectual property rights in Shared Content posted by you or otherwise have the right to post the Content and grant the license set forth below, and (b) the posting and use of your Shared Content on or through the Services does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, intellectual property rights or any other rights of any person.
You hereby grant Ring and its licensees an unlimited, irrevocable, fully paid and royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide right to re-use, distribute, store, delete, translate, copy, modify, display, sell, create derivative works from and otherwise exploit such Shared Content for any purpose and in any media formats in any media channels without compensation to you. You shall not use, reproduce, modify, upload, publish, transmit, distribute, display, or otherwise exploit for any purposes whatsoever any Content: (i) not owned by you without the express prior written consent of the respective owners, and (ii) in any way that violates any third party right. Ring reserves the right, but shall not be obligated, to remove any Content from the Services at any time in its sole and absolute discretion. If you see Content that you believe violates our Terms, please flag it in our mobile application or report it to us by emailing email@example.com.
When you purchase our Products, you have the option of subscribing to a Ring Protect Subscription Plan (“Ring Protect Plan”). If you choose to subscribe to a Ring Protect Plan, it will automatically send to us for storage any video footage and/or audio recording captured by the Products installed on your property (“Ring Protect Recordings”), and allows you to later access your Ring Protect Recordings from your computers or compatible devices for a limited period of time after such Ring Protect Recording was created so long as you are enrolled in a Ring Protect Plan. Ring Protect Recordings that are deleted by you or your Authorized Users or that are deleted at the end of the storage period or due to the expiration of your Ring Protect Plan are no longer available to you.
If you are not subscribed to a Ring Protect Plan, your Ring device will automatically record for the limited purpose of allowing you to publicly share any video footage and/or audio recording captured by the Products installed on your property with other users through the Ring Neighbors feature or application during an answered motion or ring (a “Neighbors Recording”). If you do not subscribe to a Ring Protect Plan and do not choose to share such Neighbors Recording through the Ring Neighbors feature or application at the time captured, such Neighbors Recording is deleted and is no longer available to you.
Deleted Ring Protect Recordings and unshared Neighbors Recordings are permanently deleted in the ordinary course.