Terms & Conditions
Silvergate Bank Website Terms and Conditions
(Effective June 3, 2013)
Your Use of this Site
Welcome to our website (“Site”). Your use of this Site and its services (“Services”) will be subject to the following terms and conditions. Please read them carefully. By accessing this Site or using any Service, you are agreeing to these terms, which represent an agreement between you and us (the “Agreement”). If you do not want to be bound by this Agreement, you should leave this Site.
Intellectual property laws protect original material that we post on this Site. You are granted a non-exclusive license to access the content on this Site and to print copies of any content only for your personal use. Except as expressly provided above, we reserve all rights to original material we post on this Site. Among other things, except to the extent required for the limited purpose of reviewing material on our Site, electronic reproduction, adaptation, distribution, performance or display is prohibited. Commercial use of any content is prohibited.
In this Agreement, the terms “our,” “we” and “us” refer to Silvergate Bank, its affiliates, and the companies that have helped to create and support this Site.
We reserve the right to change, add or delete any of the terms set forth below, as well as any of the Services. Certain Services may be subject to limitations that are not expressly stated below. Please check the other portions of this Site for additional details. We assume no responsibility if a Service becomes unavailable for any reason or fails to meet your requirements.
Your Compliance with Laws and Site Guidelines
You agree to comply with the laws that apply to your use of this Site and/or the Services. You also agree not to engage in any activities that: encourage a violation of any law or regulation by others; abuse, harass, stalk, defame, impersonate or invade the privacy of another; infringe the rights of any third party, including intellectual property, business, contractual and fiduciary rights; are in any way connected with the transmission of “junk mail,” “spam,” “pyramid scheme” solicitations, chain letters, or any other mass distribution of unsolicited e-mail; interfere with the functioning of the Site or any linked website; or involve sending abusive, obscene, hateful or otherwise offensive content by means of any Service. You also agree to comply with the rules of the internet service providers, networks, hosting and telecommunication services, servers, computer databases, and websites that you access or use in conjunction with this Site and/or the Services.
Your Privacy / Security
Please see our general Privacy Notice for details regarding the manner in which we collect and use information about you, maintain the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information, and use technology and procedures to maintain security.
You agree to: (a) notify us immediately if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your account, any breach in the confidentiality of your account records, or any breach or attempted breach of security involving the Site or the Services; and (b) avoid accessing or attempting to access the non-public areas of this Site or any other user’s password-protected information.
Linked Sites and Advertisements
You may be able to access websites operated by third parties from this Site. Unless we tell you otherwise in writing, we do not operate or control any of the information, products or services on such linked sites. You acknowledge and agree that: (a) you access such linked sites at your own risk; (b) we make no representation or warranty, and assume no responsibility for, any linked site or the actions or omissions of its owners or operators; (c) we make no endorsement of, and assume no responsibility for, any goods or services offered by the companies that “power” or support this Site or any other site; and (d) although we may have a contractual or other relationship with the operators of a linked site, we will not be responsible for the content, accuracy, integrity or operation of their site.
Third parties may offer goods and services to you through marketing that is made available at or through this Site. Unless we expressly state otherwise, we make no endorsement regarding such parties, and we make no representation, recommendation or warranty with respect to their goods, services or advertising. You agree to hold us harmless in connection with our selection of third-party advertisers, as well as their actions and omissions.
Limitation on Liability and Warranty Disclaimers
THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. NEITHER SILVERGATE BANK NOR ITS AFFILIATES OR SERVICE PROVIDERS MAKE ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REGARDING THIS SITE, ITS CONTENT, THE SERVICES, THE GOODS OR SERVICES ADVERTISED BY THIRD PARTIES VIA THIS SITE OR LINKED SITES, OR THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT. ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. WE ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE UNAVAILABILITY OF THIS SITE, FOR VIRUSES CREATED BY THIRD PARTIES, OR FOR INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES. NO CONTENT AVAILABLE AT OR THROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY.
EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT OTHERWISE REQUIRED BY LAW, WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE FORESEEABLE, INCLUDING CLAIMS FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, PROFITS, DATA, USE OF MONEY OR PRODUCTS, STOPPAGE OF WORK OR IMPAIRMENT OF ASSETS, WHETHER ARISING OUT OF BREACH OF EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, MISREPRESENTATION, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE.
Certain state laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. To the extent these laws apply to you, some of the provisions set forth in this Agreement may not apply.
We will not be liable to you for any failure or delay in performing the Services or making the Site available for your use if the failure or delay is due to: causes beyond our reasonable control; natural catastrophes; governmental actions or omissions; the application of any law, payment system rule, governmental guideline or regulation; terrorism; labor strikes or difficulties; communication system breakdowns; hardware or software failures; viruses introduced by third parties; our inability to confirm your identity or your authority to act; or our inability to procure supplies or materials or access the networks through which we operate the Services.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us, our affiliates, the vendors that assist us in providing Services, and our respective directors, officers, employees and agents harmless from and against all claims, actions, proceedings, damages and costs (including attorney’s fees) related to or arising out of: (i) your use of this Site or the Services; (ii) the actions or omissions of third parties who advertise at our Site or through linked sites; (iii) our reliance on instructions that are accompanied by your password or security code; or (iv) your breach of these terms.
You acknowledge and agree that the software used by us in the operation of this Site, and the copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret and all other proprietary rights in and to the technology, designs, graphics, marks and software used by us for this Site and the Services, are proprietary to us and our licensors. As such, you will not gain any ownership or other right, title or interest in or to them by reason of this Agreement or otherwise. You may not reverse engineer, modify, or de-compile any of the technology that we make available to you. You agree not to engage in the practice known as “screen-scraping” in an attempt to obtain a list of our Site users. You agree to comply with the terms of any license agreement we make available to you with any software.
We may terminate your use of the Site and any of the Services at any time without cause. The terms of this Agreement will continue to apply following its termination to any obligations incurred or arising prior to its termination.
Amendments. We may add to, delete from, or change the terms of this Agreement by posting a revised Agreement at the Site or by sending you a written or electronic notice. Your continued use of the Site or Services after such notice will be evidence of your agreement to the changes. As such, you should visit this page periodically.
Governing Law. The validity, interpretation and legal effect of this Agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of California, without reference to its conflict of law provisions. We make no representation that the materials in or the content of this Site are appropriate or available for use in all locations. If you are accessing this Site from outside the United States, for example, you agree to comply with any local laws that apply to your access and use of this Site or the Services.
Minors. We feel strongly about protecting the privacy of children and teenagers. As such, we do not use this Site to collect or use any personal information from persons we know to be under the age of majority, and will remove personally identifying information about such minors from our system.
Notices. You may send notices to us at 4250 Executive Square, Suite 300, La Jolla, CA 92037. We may send notices to you at your postal or e-mail address, or by posting a message on this Site.
Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement will continue in effect.
Waiver. Any waiver of the provisions of this Agreement by us must be in writing to be valid. No waiver will occur as a result of a usage of trade, custom, or practice.
If you have questions or problems regarding this website, you may call us at 1-800-595-5856, or write to us at the address set forth above for Notices.