Terms & Conditions



THIS DOCUMENT IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND Distinct Software Solutions, LLC. DBA CourseTrends (DSS CourseTrends) BY EITHER SIGNING A DSS COURSETRENDS AUTHORIZATION FORM OR BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE. DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SITE IF YOU ARE UNWILLING OR UNABLE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF SERVICE.YOU, PERSONALLY AND ON BEHALF OF ANY ENTITY YOU REPRESENT, AGREE AND ARE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS SET FORTH BELOW AND THAT THE PARTY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF CUSTOMER IS 18 YEARS OLD OR OLDER. You represent and warrant that you have the legal authority to bind the ENTITY OR ORGANIZATION that is to be the Customer hereunder and that you and the ENTITY OR organization you represent are not citizens, nationals, or residents of, and are not under control of, the government of Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Libya, North Korea, Syria, or any country to which the United States has prohibited export. YOU FURTHER REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT NEITHER YOU NOR THE ORGANIZATION YOU REPRESENT ARE listed on the United States Department of Treasury lists of Specially Designated Nationals, Specially Designated Terrorists, and Specially Designated Narcotic Traffickers, nor are you listed on the United States Department of Commerce Table of Denial Orders. YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT, ONCE YOU SIGN THE AUTHORIZATION FORM, LOGIN or CONTINUE ACCESSING THE SITE, ANY FEES PAID UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-RETURNABLE.

Terms and Conditions of Service
The terms "you" and "Customer" refer to the individual or, if applicable, legal entity (including its agents, employees, officers, directors and owners) identified in the registration information you provide to DSS CourseTrends.

Welcome to Distinct Software Solutions, LLC. DBA CourseTrends (DSS CourseTrends). Your access and use of our Services (as defined below) are subject to the following terms and conditions as well as any additional terms and conditions referenced on the DSS CourseTrends website at www.CourseTrends.com, including but not limited to the DSS CourseTrends Privacy Policy, as they may be amended from time to time with or without notice. These Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Policy are available at www.CourseTrends.com. You agree to the Terms of Service by accessing or using the Site or services. Do not access or use the Site or services if you are unwilling or unable to be bound by the Terms of Service.

1. Software and Services

1.1 DSS CourseTrends provides Software tools and/or Marketing Services to create, launch, and manage marketing campaigns across multiple platforms and channels. The Software provides individuals, corporations, small businesses, and communities the means to sign up visitors to their websites, collect and retrieve visitor sign-up data, and develop and execute simple interactive marketing communications with visitors. Your DSS CourseTrends Services begin at the moment of your first payment to DSS CourseTrends. By purchasing DSS CourseTrends’ services, you grant DSS CourseTrends the right to (1) create, access and manage multiple profiles, software and alternate applications, or websites in your name using DSS CourseTrends developed Content, Your Content, Third Party Content, and publicly available information; (2) post, at DSS CourseTrends’ discretion, Content to the above-mentioned profiles, applications, or websites in your name, including but not limited to Content that mentions, discusses, or promotes third parties; (3) access, collect, read, analyze, and otherwise use on your behalf the information available on the above-mentioned profiles, applications, or websites; and (4) host, using the resources of DSS CourseTrends or its affiliates, the above-mentioned profiles, applications, or websites.

Upon termination of your use of DSS CourseTrends’ services, you retain the right to access and control the above-mentioned profiles, applications, or websites not hosted by DSS CourseTrends or its affiliates, as well as Your Content. At any time, including upon termination of your use of DSS CourseTrends’ services, DSS CourseTrends may delete, disable, alter, remove, retain, or otherwise dispose of profiles, applications, or websites hosted by DSS CourseTrends or its affiliates.

1.2 DSS CourseTrends may provide reservation call center services for you and will answer inbound calls Originally intended for your main phone number. DSS CourseTrends will provide basic agreed information and book reservations for your customers.

1.3 The Software and Services are provided subject to these Terms and Conditions, and any operating and/or privacy policies that DSS CourseTrends may establish (such terms, conditions, and policies are referred to herein as the "Agreement"). DSS CourseTrends may modify or revise the Agreement at any time by updating the Terms and Conditions posting at www.CourseTrends.com. Customer's continued use of the Software and/or Services constitutes Customer's acceptance of any such changes.

1.4 The Services are available only to persons who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, the Services are not available to individuals under the age of 18. If you do not qualify, you are not authorized to use the Services.

1.5 Customer agrees to provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about Customer as requested in the Authorization Form, and agrees to update the information as needed. Customer agrees to provide an email address and password for Customer's DSS CourseTrends Software account. Customer is responsible for maintaining the security of the Customer account, password, and files, and for all uses of Customer's account and of the Software in Customer's name. DSS CourseTrends reserves the right to refuse a registration or to cancel an account, as DSS CourseTrends in its sole discretion deems appropriate.

1.6 Provide DSS with high-resolution digital images of Course’s course(s) (“Course Images”). Course hereby grants to DSS a nonexclusive, sub-licensable, worldwide right, for the term of the Agreement, to reproduce, modify, distribute and display the Course Images for purposes of marketing and promoting the services of Course and DSS. Course represents and warrants that the use by DSS of the Course Images will not infringe, violate or misappropriate the rights of any third party (including, without limitation, intellectual property rights or the rights of publicity or privacy).

2. Restrictions and Responsibilities

2.1 Customer will not, directly or indirectly: reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to discover the source code, object code, or underlying structure, ideas, or algorithms of the Software or any software, documentation, or data related to the Services or Software. Customer will not modify, translate, or create derivative works based on the Services or any Software, or copy (other than in connection with its authorized use of the Service or Software), distribute, pledge, assign, or otherwise transfer or encumber rights to the Services or any Software; use the Services or any Software for timesharing or service bureau purposes or otherwise for the benefit of a third party.

2.2 Customer acknowledges and agrees that DSS CourseTrends is the owner of all Intellectual Property rights associated with the Services and Software. DSS CourseTrends does not grant any rights to or ownership of the Services or Software to Customer by this Agreement. Customer is permitted to use the Services only as expressly authorized by DSS CourseTrends.

2.3 Customer further acknowledges that DSS CourseTrends retains all right, title and interest in the Services and Software and in all improvements, enhancements, modifications and derivative works of the Services and Software including all rights to patent, copyright, trade secret and trademark, regardless of the identity of the creating party.

2.4 Customer represents, covenants, and warrants that Customer will use the Services only in compliance with DSS CourseTrends' privacy policies as published at www.coursetrends.com or as may otherwise be furnished to Customer (the "Policy") and all applicable laws (including but not limited to applicable regulations and laws related to spamming, privacy, obscenity, and defamation).

2.5 Customer may not access or otherwise use third party mailing lists in connection with preparing or distributing unsolicited email to any third party unless Customer has the right to use such third party mailing lists. Customer hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless DSS CourseTrends against any damages, losses, liabilities, settlements, and expenses (including without limitation costs and reasonable attorneys fees) in connection with any claim or action that arises from an alleged violation of the foregoing or any breach by Customer of this Agreement.

2.6 Although DSS CourseTrends has no obligation to monitor the content provided by Customer or Customer's use of the Services, DSS CourseTrends may do so and may remove any such content or prohibit any use of the Services it believes may be (or that is alleged to be) in violation of the foregoing.

2.7 Customer acknowledges and agrees that an automatically generated identifying footer stating "Powered by DSS CourseTrends" or a similar message shall appear on every email message sent by Customer in connection with the Services.

2.8 During the Term of the Agreement and beginning after the Effective Date, Customer shall not use, license, sell, create, modify, distribute, support, maintain, or permit or assist others to use, license, sell, create, modify, distribute, support, maintain the Software or any similar product created by or for Customer or owned or controlled by Customer. Customer shall not license or disclose the Software to any person without an express written obligation imposed upon that person consistent with the terms of this section. Customer agrees that a monetary remedy for any breach of this Agreement would be inadequate, that DSS CourseTrends would be irreparably harmed in the event of such a breach, and that DSS CourseTrends may enforce this Agreement by specific performance and injunction.

2.9 You alone are responsible for Your Content. You assume all risks associated with Your Content, including anyone’s reliance on its accuracy, completeness or usefulness, or any disclosure by you of information in Your Content that makes you personally identifiable. You represent that you own, or have the necessary permissions to use, and authorize the use of, Your Content as described herein. You may not imply that Your Content is in any way sponsored or endorsed by DSS CourseTrends.

You may expose yourself to liability if, for example, Your Content violates any third-party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; contains material that is false, intentionally misleading, or defamatory; contains material that is unlawful, including illegal hate speech or pornography; exploits or otherwise harms minors; or violates or advocates the violation of any law or regulation.

3. Agreement Term

3.1 This Agreement will become effective upon the date Customer signs and transmits the DSS CourseTrends Authorization Form, (the "Effective Date"). The Term of the Agreement (the "Term") will commence upon delivery of the DSS CourseTrends solution (Live website, active social media profiles, receiving and answering of calls on the reservation center) to Customer. Upon delivery of the solution, Customer will have three (3) days to review the solution and respond in writing to DSS CourseTrends with any reasonable corrections or changes that are within the scope of the Solution. If there are no changes or corrections, the solution will be deemed accepted after the three (3) day review period has expired. If there are changes or corrections, the solution will be deemed accepted the day DSS CourseTrends completes the changes or corrections; such completion will be determined at DSS CourseTrends' sole discretion after a reasonable attempts to get approval from customer.

3.2 The Term of this Agreement will be for Twelve (12) months unless otherwise agreed. The pricing for this Agreement is reflected on the signed agreement by customer and DSS CourseTrends, unless otherwise agreed. Customer may terminate this Agreement or reduce the number of licenses, effective upon the expiration of the Term, by notifying DSS CourseTrends in writing or via email at least thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of the Term. Absent such written termination notice, and upon expiration of the Term, the Agreement will automatically renew for a rolling thirty (30) day Renewal Term (the "Renewal Term") unless otherwise agreed in writing. Customer may terminate the Agreement during the Renewal Term by notifying DSS CourseTrends in writing, which will set the expiration date of the Renewal Term thirty (30) days from the date of written notification.

3.3 In the event that Customer terminates this Agreement and is not in breach of this Agreement, DSS CourseTrends will make available to Customer a list of its Customer data within thirty (30) days of termination if Customer so requests at the time notice of termination is given. DSS CourseTrends reserves the right to impose a service fee in the event Customer requests an electronic file of Customer data.

3.4 Any breach of Customer's payment obligations or unauthorized use of the DSS CourseTrends technology, Software or Services will be deemed a material breach of this Agreement. DSS CourseTrends, in its sole discretion, may terminate Customer's password, account or use of the Services if DSS CourseTrends reasonably believes that Customer has breached or otherwise failed to comply with this Agreement. In addition, DSS CourseTrends may terminate an account if Customer does not first log on within thirty (30) days after registration or if ninety (90) days have passed since Customer last logged on. In addition, DSS CourseTrends may terminate the Agreement with at least 30 days notice, for convenience, at its sole discretion.

3.5 Customer agrees and acknowledges that DSS CourseTrends is not limited in its use of Customer data (Customer data is defined as information from Customer website and email databases) throughout the term of the Agreement, has no obligation to retain any Customer data after termination of this Agreement (but may, at its election, do so), and such information becomes DSS CourseTrends property and may be irretrievably deleted after thirty (30) days following termination.

4. Billing and Renewal

4.1 Customer agrees to deliver first payment on the Effective Date of the Agreement.

4.2 Customer agrees to make payments on the first business day of each month, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the parties.

4.3 DSS CourseTrends charges and collects in advance for use of the Services and Software. Customer authorizes DSS CourseTrends to, and DSS CourseTrends will automatically charge Customer's credit card or EFT (or issue an invoice if DSS CourseTrends approves such an arrangement) for the initial Term fee(s), and DSS CourseTrends will thereafter automatically bill Customer's credit card or EFT (or issue an invoice to Customer) for Renewal Term fee(s). The renewal fee(s) will be equal to the then-current Software or Service fee in effect at the time of such Renewal.

4.4 Unless otherwise stated, Our fees do not include any taxes, levies, duties or similar governmental assessments of any nature, including but not limited to value-added, sales, use or withholding taxes, assessable by any local, state, provincial, federal or foreign jurisdiction (collectively, " Taxes"). You are responsible for paying all Taxes associated with Your purchases hereunder or they may be added by Us to Our fees if required by State or federal laws.

4.5 Customer agrees to provide DSS CourseTrends with complete and accurate billing and contact information. This information includes Customer's legal company name, street address, email address, and name and telephone number of an authorized billing contact and license administrator. Customer agrees to update this information within thirty (30) days of any change to it. If the contact information Customer has provided is false or fraudulent, DSS CourseTrends reserves the right to terminate this Agreement and/or Customer's access to the Services in addition to any other legal or equitable remedies it may have.

4.6 For credit card payers, service fees shall accrue at the start of the initial Term, and Customer's credit card will be charged at that time. If Customer has been approved for payment by invoice, invoices will be generated at the start of the initial Term, and thereafter approximately one month in advance of the start of any Renewal Term, and shall be due within thirty (30) days. Customer's account will be considered delinquent (in arrears) if payment in full is not received within thirty (30) days of the date of the invoice.

4.7 If Customer believes that the bill is incorrect, Customer must notify DSS CourseTrends in writing within sixty (60) days of the invoice date of the invoice containing the amount in question to be eligible to receive an adjustment or credit.

4.8 In addition to any other rights granted to DSS CourseTrends herein, DSS CourseTrends reserves the right to suspend or terminate this Agreement and Customer's access to the Software if Customer's account becomes thirty (30) days or more delinquent (falls into arrears). Delinquent invoices (accounts in arrears) are subject to interest of 1.5% per month on any outstanding balance, or the maximum permitted by law, whichever is less, plus all expenses of collection, including attorney's fees. Customer will continue to be charged service fees during any period of suspension. If Customer or DSS CourseTrends initiates termination of this Agreement, Customer will be obligated to pay the balance due on Customer's account computed in accordance with the this Billing and Renewal section. Customer agrees that DSS CourseTrends may charge such unpaid fees to Customer's credit card or otherwise bill Customer for such unpaid fees. DSS CourseTrends reserves the right to impose a reconnection fee in the event Customer's account is suspended and thereafter requests access to the Services. Customer agrees and acknowledges that DSS CourseTrends has no obligation to retain Customer data and that such Customer data may be irretrievably deleted if Customer's account is 30 days or more delinquent.

5. Tee Time Policies

The DSS CourseTrends solution involves marketing tee times per the following policies, unless otherwise agreed in writing. Tee times are booked via the Golf18 booking engine, Golf18 Network website and additional 3rd party sites identified by DSS CourseTrends. DSS CourseTrends (and affiliates) will collect tax for tee times based on appropriate State Tax requirements. To the extent the Agreement involves trade and unless otherwise stated in writing: trade tee times are for eighteen holes including cart and greens fee, and are marketed via Customer website and email database; reasonable "blackout" days are available with compensating tee times that are comparable in time, rate, and day of week.

6. Warranty Disclaimer

Software and services are provided by DSS CourseTrends on an "as is" and "as available" basis. DSS CourseTrends makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the Software and the services it provides. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, DSS CourseTrends disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranty of non-infringement of third party rights, merchantability, or fairness for a particular purpose.

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9. Export of Services or Technical Data

Customer may not remove or export from the United States or allow the export or re-export of the Software, or any direct product thereof, including technical data, in violation of any restrictions, laws, or regulations of the United States or any other applicable country.

10. Notice

DSS CourseTrends may give notice by means of an update to this posting, a general notice on the DSS CourseTrends website, electronic mail to Customer's email address on record in DSS CourseTrends' account information, or by written communication sent by first class mail or pre-paid post to Customer's address on record in DSS CourseTrends' account information. Such notice shall be deemed to have been given upon the expiration of forty-eight (48) hours after mailing or posting (if sent by first class mail or pre-paid post) or twelve (12) hours after sending (if sent by email). Customer may give notice to DSS CourseTrends (such notice shall be deemed given when received by DSS CourseTrends) at any time by any of the following: letter delivered by nationally recognized overnight delivery service or first class postage prepaid mail to DSS CourseTrends at the following address: DSS CourseTrends, 9111 Jollyville Road, Suite 108, Austin, TX 78759 addressed to the attention of: Billing Department.

11. Miscellaneous

11.1 If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.

11.2 Both parties agree that this Agreement is the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications, and other understandings relating to the subject matter of this Agreement, and that all waivers and modifications must be in a writing signed by both parties, except as otherwise provided herein.

11.3 No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of this Agreement, and Customer does not have any authority of any kind to bind DSS CourseTrends in any respect whatsoever.

11.4 In any action or proceeding to enforce rights under this Agreement, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover its costs and attorneys fees.

11.5 This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas without regard to its conflict of laws' provisions. Exclusive venue for any litigation related hereto shall occur in Travis County, State of Texas.

11.6 DSS CourseTrends reserves the right to modify pricing and will notify Customer at least thirty (30) days in advance, by email, when this occurs.

11.7 Neither party has the right to assign this Agreement without the written consent of the other.

11.8 Customer understands and agrees to the Terms of this Agreement. You agree to the Terms of Service by accessing or using the Site or aforementioned services. Do not access or use the Site or continue to use the services if you are unwilling or unable to be bound by the Terms of Service.

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    Golf Marketing That Works For You

    CourseTrends Internet Marketing Solutions provide your golf facility with
    internet marketing tools to drive revenue, including:
    Customized in-depth web sites
    Email marketing
    Social media management
    Reservation call center
    Electronic tee sheet
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    Social Media Marketing
    Social Reputation
    Do you know what online reviewers say about your course? We can
    monitor, analyze and enhance your reputation across social media.
    Social Marketing
    CourseTrends can also help you use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,
    Golf Advisor and more to increase business at your course.
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    Tee Time Reservation Center
    24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week
    Our tee time reservation center can answer inquiries and bookings
    for your course
    Improve Customer Service
    Free up your staff so they can attend to important customers that are
    physically in front of the clubhouse or your pro shop
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    The Golf18 Network
    Tee Time Distribution
    Network of more than 3,000 golf courses in all 50 states
    Used by more than 3 million golfers
    Greater exposure for your underutilized inventory
    You control your inventory, including the times and prices.
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    Tools that evolve with your marketing
    CourseTrends has super charged golf course marketing, giving you
    the tools you need to transform your business.
    (DIME) Dynamic Intelligent Marketing System
    Integrate information collected from your POS, Tee Sheet, website
    and other networks to help you understand your customers.