Last updated on March 4, 2020
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 (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. However, to the extent your use of a Product or Service involves or is integrated with products or services of affiliated companies, any terms and policies covering those products or services may also apply.
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 must be at least 13 years old to use the Products and Services. If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, you may use our Products and Services only under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who agrees to be bound by these Terms. If you are a parent or legal guardian of a user between the ages of 13 and 18, you are fully responsible for the acts of such user in relation to our Products and Services.
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 collectively to you personally and 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, or by some other means. By continuing to use our Products and 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 make personal and non-commercial use of the Products and Services Notwithstanding the foregoing, businesses may purchase Products and use the Services for their own internal, lawful business purposes (such as using Products on their business premises or enabling tenants to use the Products); however, this license does not include any right to resell Products or Services, or otherwise make the Products or Services available for third parties.
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, (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 (for example, laws or regulations requiring you to display appropriate signage advising others that audio/visual recording is taking place), and/or (3) any laws or regulations requiring (a) that installation of any Product which takes visual and/or audio recordings be installed at such an angle that it does not take any recordings beyond the boundary of your property (including public pavements or roads); and (b) that, if you use your property as a workplace, you 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 or Products. 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.
Some of our Products facilitate access to a property. If you are installing one of these Products at a property owned, operated or managed by a third party or where other individuals live, work or are otherwise present (collectively, “Other Parties”), you represent and warrant to us that you have notified those Other Parties, to the extent required by law, and obtained all approvals, permissions, consents and authorizations, if and as required from such Other Parties, for installation and operation of the Product at the installation location, use of the Product to facilitate individuals, including delivery drivers, to have unaccompanied access to the location for deliveries to you and others, and removal of the Product.
You further represent and warrant to us that the location where the Product is installed is safe for individuals who access the property, including those who access by using the Product, and that the installation of the Product at that location will not disrupt or negatively affect any other systems, locks, or other protections or infrastructure of the property.
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 are solely responsible for all of your Content (including Content you share through the Ring Neighbors feature or application). “Content” means all audio, video, images, text, or other types of content captured by our Products or provided to us (including content posted by you) in connection with the Services. You represent and warrant that:
(a) you own the intellectual property rights in 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 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, fee free and royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide right to use, distribute, store, delete, translate, copy, modify, display, and create derivative works from such Content that you share through our Services including, without limitation, the Ring Neighbors feature or application, the Ring Community, or via a share link, for any purpose and in any media format. 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. You agree that you will indemnify Ring for all claims and resulting from Content you share through our Services, including, without limitation, the Ring Neighbors feature or application or Ring Community. If you see Content that you believe violates our Terms, please flag it in our mobile application or report it to us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you choose to subscribe to a Ring Protect Subscription Plan (“Ring Protect Plan”), we will automatically receive for storage any video and/or audio Content captured by your Products that are associated with your Ring Protect Plan (“Ring Protect Recordings”). For more information on the Ring Protect Plan, please see Ring Protect Subscription Plans and Privacy.
You may enjoy our Ring Protect Plan in the following ways:
Free Trial. When you first set up your Product, you will be automatically enrolled in a free thirty (30) day trial of the Ring Protect Plan. If you do not enter into a paid subscription for a Ring Protect Plan before the end of your trial period, your Ring Protect Recordings will be deleted.
Paid Monthly and Annual Subscriptions. When you first set up your Product through the Services, or at any time after you begin using your Product, you may enjoy our Ring Protect Plan by enrolling in our monthly or annual subscription plan, which will continue until you or we cancel your subscription. These subscription plans entitle you to access our Ring Protect Plan for each payment period until such subscription is cancelled. Your paid subscription will automatically commence on the first day following the end of your trial period, and will automatically renew on a monthly or annual basis depending on your election when you first set up your Product. By submitting your payment details in conjunction with the trial, you agree to this charge. To avoid this charge, you must cancel your Ring Protect Plan by either contacting us before the end of your trial period or discontinuing the Ring Protect Plan via the Ring website.
Subscription fees are billed or charged on the first day of the applicable subscription period. If any payment is not received, is returned unpaid or if any credit card or similar transaction is rejected or denied, Ring reserves the right to cancel your Ring Protect Plan subscription and to collect any rejection or insufficient funds fee and to process any such payment by the payment method you have submitted to us.
To the extent applicable, if you choose to pay by direct debit, you agree that we may take the charge as early as the first day of the applicable subscription period. If you enroll for a paid subscription on or after the expiry of your free trial, we may take charge on the same day as you enroll. We will confirm the mandate by email once you have enrolled and will give you advance notice of future charges after the initial charge.
Auto-Renewal for Paid Monthly and Annual Subscriptions. Unless you opt out of auto-renewal, which can be done through your account settings by removing your payment information or by contacting us, any paid Services (for example, your Ring Protect Plan) you have signed up for will be automatically extended for successive renewal periods of the same duration as the subscription term originally selected, at the then-current non-promotional rate. Your non-termination or continued use of a paid Service reaffirms that we are authorized to charge your payment method for that paid Service. We may submit those charges for payment and you will be responsible for such charges. This does not waive our right to seek payment directly from you. Your charges may be payable in advance, in arrears, or as otherwise described when you initially selected to use the paid Service.
Lifetime Plans. Certain Products are sold with a lifetime subscription plan (for example, the applicable Products sold in X Line bundles). For more information on applicable devices and how a lifetime subscription plan works, including how to cancel the plan, see here and here.
Ring does not claim ownership of your intellectual property rights in your Content . Other than the rights you grant to us under these Terms, you retain all rights you have in your Content.
However, by purchasing or using our Products and Services, you give Ring the right, without any compensation or obligation to you, to access and use your Content for the limited purposes of providing Services to you, protecting you, improving our Products and Services, developing new Products and Services, and as otherwise set forth in our Privacy Notice.
Additionally, by electing to publicly share your Content via our Services to other users or the general public , in addition to the license granted above, you give Ring the right, without any compensation or obligation to you, to access and use your Content and related location information for the purposes of publicly sharing such recordings and information with current and future users and allowing those users to comment on the Content.
In addition to the rights granted above, you also acknowledge and agree that Ring may access, use, preserve and/or disclose your Content to law enforcement authorities, government officials, and/or third parties, if legally required to do so or if we have a good faith belief that such access, use, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to:
(a) comply with applicable law, regulation, legal process or reasonable governmental request; (b) enforce these Terms, including investigation of any potential violation thereof; (c) detect, prevent or otherwise address security, fraud or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property or safety of Ring, its users, a third party, or the public as required or permitted by law.
Deleted Content and User Recordings may be stored by Ring in order to comply with certain legal obligations and are not retrievable without a valid court order.
Cancellation of Subscription Services
You may cancel your paid monthly or annual Ring Protect Plan by contacting us or through your Ring account, at any time, with or without cause. After your cancellation, you will continue to enjoy access to the Ring Protect Plan and your Ring Protect Recordings until the last day of your subscription period. After such subscription period ends, your Ring Protect Recordings will no longer be accessible to you. For more information about canceling your Ring Protect Plan, please see Upgrading, Changing, or Canceling your Ring Protect Plan.
For more information about cancelling a lifetime subscription plan, please see here
Risk of Loss
All purchases of physical items from Ring are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier.
If, for any reason, you decide to return Product that you purchased from us for a refund, you must notify us and return the Product to us within thirty (30) days from the date the Product was delivered.* Items purchased at Ring.com between November 1 and December 31, may be returned through January 31 of the immediately following year. Ring does not take title to returned items until the item arrives at our fulfillment center. At our discretion, a refund may be issued without requiring a return. In this situation, Ring does not take title to the refunded item. For more information about our returns and refunds, please see the Return Policy.
Order Limits / End-User Customers Only
Ring reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse or cancel any order and limit order quantity. Ring may also require additional qualifying information prior to accepting or processing any order. Ring.com sells products to end-user customers only, and we reserve the right to refuse or cancel your order if we suspect you are purchasing products for resale.
You may be allowed to access or acquire third party products, websites, applications, content or services from third parties (“Third Party Services”) through our Services. A description or reference to any Third Party Service by or through our Services (including any description or reference via hyperlink) does not imply endorsement by Ring of such Third Party Service. These Third Party Services are the sole responsibility of such independent third parties, and your use thereof is solely at your own risk. Ring has no control over the content or policies of such Third Party Services, and we are not responsible for (and under no circumstances shall we be liable for) the contents, accuracy, reliability, quality or security of any such Third Party Service. Third Party Services may be subject to their own warranties, terms of service, and privacy policies. You may be required to agree to those third party terms to use the Third Party Services. Please review all information about Third Party Services before purchasing them through Ring. Those who choose to access information provided by third parties (including any information obtained through our Services) are solely responsible for the compliance of such information with any applicable law.
From time to time, Ring may develop updates, upgrades, patches and other modifications to improve the performance of the Services and/or the Products or for other reasons in our sole discretion (“Updates”). You agree that Ring may automatically install such Updates without providing any additional notice to you or receiving any additional consent from you.