Terms of Use

Revised November 25, 2014.

Welcome to Spire Inc.'s website, software applications, and related services (collectively, the "Sites, Apps, and Services"). These Terms of Use ("Terms" or "TOU") are the terms and conditions under which authorized users of the Sites, Apps, and Services (“you” or “User”) may use the functionality, content and services offered to you by Spire, Inc. ("Spire," "we," or "us") on or through the Sites, Apps, and Services.

Please read this document carefully. If you do not accept these Terms of Use, do not use these Sites, Apps, and Services. Your access to these Sites, Apps, and Services indicates your continuing acceptance of and agreement to be bound by these Terms, as amended and in effect from time to time. We may amend or modify these Terms at any time without notice to you, so you should visit this page periodically to review the most current version.

Who May Use the Sites, Apps, and Services?

These Sites, Apps, and Services are intended for use by individuals over the age of 18, and who agree to use the Sites, Apps, and Services in accordance also with our Privacy Policy. Please do not attempt to register or use our Sites, Apps, and Services if you do not meet these important qualifications. Should we learn that any underage user of has accessed the Sites, Apps, and Services without parental consent we may at our discretion delete that user’s information and limit or eliminate access to our Sites, Apps, and Services without further notice.

The Sites, Apps, and Services may only be accessed or used by individuals who register to use the Sites, Apps, and Services by providing accurate and truthful identifying information. Spire nevertheless reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to deny access by any User or to modify, suspend or terminate any User’s access to or use of the Sites, Apps, and Services at any time, for any reason or for no reason, without notice. In no event may this Sites, Apps, and Services be used or linked to by any party charging a fee for access to this Sites, Apps, and Services or for access to any information on the Sites, Apps, and Services without the prior written consent of Spire.

Each User may be assigned a unique password, permitting such User (and only such User) to access and use authorized portions of the Sites, Apps, and Services. No User shall create more than one account on the Sites, Apps, and Services without the prior written consent of Spire. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your password, and for any and all use of your password or registration, and all activities relating to your password or account. You agree (a) not to disclose or share your password with any third party, (b) to use your best efforts to prevent any third party from obtaining your password, and (c) to inform us immediately of any actual or potential unauthorized use of or access to your password or to the Sites, Apps, and Services. Passwords are subject to cancellation or suspension and Users may be subject to additional fees upon the misuse of any password.

Acceptable Use of the Sites, Apps, and Services

The Sites, Apps, and Services may only be used for lawful purposes, to obtain information about and to access Spire’s products and services. These Sites, Apps, and Services also provide a passive platform for those interested in learning about Spire’s unique and proprietary products and services, to store and retrieve their user data including as collected by various Spire products and services, and to interact with one another. The content accessed on this site is solely provided for your personal use, general information and convenience, and may not be used for any commercial purpose except as authorized by Spire.

The information contained in or conveyed by these Sites, Apps, and Services is for informational purposes only. Spire does not control, and is not responsible, for the accuracy of any information posted on this site by any User. Recipients of this information should not act upon it in any way without consulting their qualified personal medical advisors prior to undertaking any therapeutic program.

Legal Compliance ↦ Posting Limitations.

Users must use the Sites, Apps, and Services in accordance with all applicable international, federal, state and local laws, and may not post or transmit anything that would give rise to any civil or criminal liability for any party or otherwise violates any law. For example, Users specifically acknowledge and agree that they may not:

  • Post or transmit any message, information, data, text, software or images, or other materials (collectively, "Content") that violates the trademark, copyright, privacy, confidentiality, publicity, intellectual property, or any other proprietary rights of any person, or that reveals any information that should be known to the User to be confidential or a proprietary.
  • Post or transmit Content that is false, misleading, defamatory, obscene, indecent, threatening, harassing, harmful, tortuous or otherwise objectionable or that could constitute an incitement to unlawful conduct.
  • Impersonate any person or entity, including without limitation any Spire employee or agent, or an authorized user of Spire’s services, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity.
  • Post or transmit any Content that you do not have a right to reproduce, display or transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships.
  • Register an e-mail address that you do not own or for which you do not have the express permission of the owner to register.

Sites, Apps, and Services Security and Integrity.

Users may not violate or attempt to violate the security, efficiency, reliability, or integrity of the Sites, Apps, and Services or its Content in any way, including, without limitation:

  • Accessing content, data, features or functionality on the Sites, Apps, and Services for which your password is not authorized or accessing or logging into a server or account that you are not authorized to access.
  • Deleting or revising any Content (including, but not limited to, legal notices) posted by Spire.
  • Aggregating, copying or duplicating in any manner or framing of or linking to any of the Content available from the Sites, Apps, and Services.
  • Attempting to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way accessed as a part of the Sites, Apps, and Services.
  • Taking any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Sites, Apps, and Services’s infrastructure.
  • Attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization.
  • Using or attempting to use any engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate or search this Sites, Apps, and Services other than the search engine and search agents available from Spire on this Sites, Apps, and Services and other than generally available third-party web browsers or online search engines.
  • Forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or posting.

Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. Spire may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.

No Impermissible Commercial Activity.

These Sites, Apps, and Services may not be used for any commercial activity other than those described in the Section entitled "Acceptable Use of the Sites, Apps, and Services," without the prior written consent of Spire. Posting or transmitting any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, "spam," chain letters or any other form of solicitation without the prior written consent of Spire is strictly prohibited.

No Resale of Content or Services.

Users are strictly prohibited from, and agree to refrain from, reproducing, duplicating, copying, selling, reselling, trading or otherwise distributing or exploiting for any commercial purposes the Sites, Apps, and Services or their Content or any portion thereof, access to or use of the Sites, Apps, and Services or the Content or any portion thereof, or any of the related services offered on the Sites, Apps, and Services.

User Information & Privacy Policy.

When you register on the Sites, Apps, and Services and when you use the Sites, Apps, and Services, you may be asked to or choose to provide certain personally identifying information such as your name, e-mail address and similar information. All personally identifying information is secured by, protected under, and subject to Spire’s Privacy Policy, as amended and in effect from time to time.

We also gather and compile information and data about our Users and their usage of the Sites, Apps, and Services on an aggregate basis and in a manner that does not disclose or reveal any personally identifying information about individual Users. You understand, acknowledge and agree that we are the sole owners of all such aggregate data for all purposes, and have the unrestricted right to use such data and to disclose or distribute such data to third parties as we deem appropriate so long as it does not contain personally identifiable information about our Users.

User-Submitted Content.

Users are solely responsible for any and all content and communications that they post or transmit to the Sites, Apps, and Services or to any User of the Sites, Apps, and Services, as well as for the consequences of such postings and transmissions. Spire has no obligation to preview, screen, edit or monitor User-submitted content on the Sites, Apps, and Services. Spire has no control over and takes no responsibility for the truthfulness, accuracy, quality, safety, morality, desirability or legality of any User communications or User-submitted content on the Sites, Apps, and Services. You acknowledge that any reliance on any material or communication posted or transmitted by another User will be at your own risk and subject to your own discretion.

Spire may, in its sole discretion, reject, remove or edit any User-submitted content or communication appearing on the Sites, Apps, and Services for any reason, without notice. Spire reserves the right (but shall have no obligation to investigate any reported or suspected violation of these Terms of Use and to edit or remove any content or communication that violates these Terms of Use or that Spire may in its sole discretion determine to be inappropriate or objectionable for any reason whatsoever; provided, however, that Spire shall have no liability or responsibility to Users for performance or nonperformance of such activities. Any decision by Spire to edit or remove any content shall be final, binding and not subject to debate or refund. Spire reserves the right to expel Users and prevent their further access to the Sites, Apps, and Services for violating these Terms of Use or any applicable laws, and may take any action with respect to User-submitted information that it deems necessary or appropriate in its sole discretion if it believes it may create liability for Spire.

By submitting or posting any content to any area of the Sites, Apps, and Services, you grant Spire, including its affiliates, licensees, and assigns, the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable (through multiple tiers), non-exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, communicate to the public, perform and display the content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or later developed.

You also warrant that the holder of any rights, including moral rights in such content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to you the right to grant the license stated above. You also permit any User to access, display, view, store and reproduce such content for the purposes contemplated by the Sites, Apps, and Services. Subject to the foregoing, the owner of such content placed on the Sites, Apps, and Services retains any and all other rights that may exist in such content which are not otherwise limited or modified by the grant of this license.

Third Party Content and Links.

The Sites, Apps, and Services may provide content and material from, and links and references to, web sites of third parties and other third party resources not controlled by Spire; We may also rely on such Third Party Content for services to be rendered to You or Us (collectively, “Third Party Content”). Third Party Content specifically includes, but is not limited to, all information and postings by Users. You acknowledge and agree that Spire neither endorses nor is responsible or liable for the availability, accuracy, currency or reliability of any Third Party Content. Any concerns regarding such Third Party Content should be directed to the third party.

Under no circumstances will Spire be liable for any loss or damage caused by any use or reliance on Third Party Content or any purchase or use of goods or services from any third party referenced on the Sites, Apps, and Services. Nothing on the Sites, Apps, and Services shall be deemed to be a recommendation of any third party, Third Party Content or third party products or services, or to constitute any representation or warranty as to a third party’s qualifications, services, products, offerings, information or any other content. Spire does not provide, sell, license, or lease any of the Third Party Content other than those specifically identified as being provided by Spire subject to the Terms of Use.

Termination.

Spire may, in its sole discretion, terminate your password, account, or access to or use of the Sites, Apps, and Services, remove or discard any content within the Sites, Apps, and Services, or otherwise limit your access to this Sites, Apps, and Services and its Content or any parts thereof, for any reason, including, without limitation, if Spire believes that you have breached or violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms of Use or any agreement between you and Spire. Spire may also in its sole discretion discontinue Sites, Apps, and Services, any related services, or any part thereof, with or without notice.

You agree that We may terminate or limit your access to the Sites, Apps, and Services under these Terms of Use without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that Spire may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account, or bar further access to such files or the Sites, Apps, and Services. Further, you agree that Spire shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination or limitation of your access to the Sites, Apps, and Services or any related services. All fees and other amounts paid to Spire by any User for access to or use of the Sites, Apps, and Services, any features or functionality of the Sites, Apps, and Services or any related services are non-refundable, except as otherwise expressly provided herein or in any other written agreement between Spire and such User.

Proprietary Rights.

The Sites, Apps, and Services and its contents, including, but not limited to, the Sites, Apps, and Services look and feel, text, graphics, icons, logos, buttons and images and any and all software used on or incorporated in the Sites, Apps, and Services (collectively, the "Sites, Apps, and Services Content"), are protected under United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws. All Sites, Apps, and Services Content is the property of Spire.

The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly) of the Sites, Apps, and Services Content is the exclusive property of Spire and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. Unauthorized use of the Sites, Apps, and Services Content may violate copyright, trademark, patent and other laws. You must retain all copyright, trademark, service mark and other proprietary notices contained in the original Sites, Apps, and Services Content on any copy you make of such material. You may not (a) sell or modify the Sites, Apps, and Services Content; (b) modify, decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Sites, Apps, and Services, or (c) reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute, or otherwise use the Sites, Apps, and Services Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose. The use of the Sites, Apps, and Services Content on any other web site or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited.

SPIRE, MAKE EACH BREATH COUNT, and all other Spire trade and service marks, trade names, slogans, tag lines, product and service names, and logos are trade or service marks of Spire (collectively, the "Spire Marks"). You agree that you will not, without the prior written consent of Spire display or use any of Spire Marks in any manner.

Disclaimer of Warranties.

YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SITE AND ALL SITE CONTENT AND RELATED SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAWS, SPIRE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

SPIRE MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (I) THE SITE OR ANY RELATED PRODUCTS OR SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS, (II) THAT YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE OR ANY RELATED SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR FREE, (III) THAT ANY DEFECTS IN THE SITE WILL BE CORRECTED, OR (IV) THAT THE SITE OR ANY SERVER THROUGH WHICH YOU ACCESS THE SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. SPIRE DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF OR THE RESULT OF THE USE OF THE SITE OR ANY SITE CONTENT IN TERMS OF ITS CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE.

ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.

NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM SPIRE OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS OF USE.

Limitation of Liability.

IN NO EVENT SHALL SPIRE BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY CLAIMING THROUGH YOU FOR INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND – INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR LOSS OF DATA – ARISING OUT OF OR RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SPIRE WAS ADVISED, HAD OTHER REASON TO KNOW, OR IN FACT KNEW OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF. YOU AGREE TO HOLD SPIRE HARMLESS FROM, AND YOU COVENANT NOT TO SUE SPIRE FOR, ANY CLAIMS BASED ON YOUR USE OF, OR INABLITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Indemnification.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Spire and each of its officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any and all damages, liabilities, claims, demands, costs and expenses, including but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from your (i) use or misuse of the Sites, Apps, and Services, (ii) violation of these Terms of Use (as amended and in effect from time to time), (iii) conduct, communication, or interaction with any other User of the Sites, Apps, and Services or any of your other activities on the Sites, Apps, and Services, (iv) violation of the rights of any other User of the Sites, Apps, and Services or any other person or entity, or (v) any and all claims, liability, costs, or damages related to the rendering of any services, including advice, training, instruction, or interactions, based on any information obtained through this Sites, Apps, and Services. Use of this Sites, Apps, and Services is at your own risk.

Copyrights and Copyright Agent.

If you believe any content or material on the Sites, Apps, and Services infringes your copyright, you agree to abide by the notice and take down procedures of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by contacting our copyright agent and providing the following information:

  • A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  • A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Sites, Apps, and Services;
  • Your address, telephone number, and email address;
  • A 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;
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf; and
  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest.

General Terms.

These TOU shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the State of California without giving effect to the principles of conflicts of law and without application of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. No waiver of rights by either party shall constitute a subsequent waiver of any right under this Agreement and all waivers must be in writing. In the event that any term is held by a court to be unenforceable, such provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the remainder of these TOS shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. Licensee may not assign these TOU without the prior written consent of Spire at its sole discretion. This is the complete agreement between the parties hereto concerning the subject matter of this agreement and replaces any prior oral or written communications between the parties with respect thereto.

If you access the Website from a location outside of the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws of your jurisdiction. Spire makes no representation that materials on this site are appropriate or available for use in locations outsides of the United States, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited.

©2014 Spire, Inc. All rights reserved. Spire reserves the right to make changes in services, terms, and other information contained in this document without prior notice. The reader should in all cases consult Spire to determine whether any such changes have been made.