These Terms of Services (the "Agreement") are a legal agreement between You as the user and Hotjar Limited, a private limited liability company registered under the Laws of Malta with company number C 65490, having its registered address situated at Level 2, St Julian's Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julian's STJ 1000, Malta ("Hotjar", or "We" "Our" or "Us"), that governs Your limited, non-exclusive and terminable right to the use of the Hotjar Site and Services as defined herein. By clicking on the "Start Using Hotjar" button, or otherwise making use of the Services, You agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement.
If You do not agree to this Agreement, You must not sign up for an account and shall not make use of any of the Services or the Site. By agreeing to this Agreement, you acknowledge that You have read this Agreement, understood it, and agree to be bound by its terms and conditions.
We may amend this Agreement from time to time. We will provide You with advance notice of the modifications via email to the email associated to Your account and by posting a written notice on Our Site and You hereby agree that this shall constitute adequate notice in this regard. All amended terms automatically take effect on the sooner of the day You use the Site and/or Services, or 30 calendar days after they are initially posted on the Site. Your use of the Site and/or Services following the effective date of any modifications to this Agreement will constitute Your acceptance of the Agreement, as modified.
"Account" shall mean an account with Hotjar to use the Services;
"Agreement" shall mean these Terms of Service, including any annexes thereto which form an integral part thereof and which in their totality, govern Your relationship with Hotjar;
"Applicable Law" shall mean the Laws of Malta;
"Confidential Information" shall mean all information provided by You or Us (the "Disclosing Party"), to the other party (the "Receiving Party"), whether orally or in writing, which information is designated as being confidential. Provided that for all intents and purposes, Confidential Information shall not be construed to include any information that is (a) publicly known at the time of disclosure or subsequently becomes publicly known through no fault of the Receiving Party; (b) discovered or created by the Receiving Party before disclosure by the Disclosing Party; (c) learned by the Receiving Party through legitimate means other than from the Disclosing Party or Disclosing Party's representatives; or (d) is disclosed by the Receiving Party with the Disclosing Party's prior written approval;
"Data" shall mean content, data, information, Know-How and Confidential Information relating to Your business, some of which may not be publicly available, including but not limited to technical and commercial information concerning Your, or any of Your parent company's or subsidiaries'' business, systems, processes, software and services, as the case may be;
"Intellectual Property Rights" shall mean the copyright, including the moral and related rights, rights to use, musical works, literary works, designs, databases or any other copyright protected works, trade names, protected business identifiers, patents, utility models and trademarks, and all other industrial and intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered, which currently subsist, or will subsist, now or in the future, in any part of the world;
"Know-How" shall mean unpatented information, knowledge, experience, formula, research, processes, studies, reports, data and designs developed by and/or in Your possession;
"Service/s" shall mean the software as a service (SaaS) offered by Hotjar and having a variety of resources including but not limited to heatmaps, visitor recordings, funnels and form analysis, feedback polls, surveys, recruiters and other functionalities as developed and introduced by Hotjar from time to time and as further described on the Site in Our Product Tour;
"Site/s" shall mean the website hotjar.com, in addition to any sub-pages that are integrated within this website;
"Subscription Plan" shall mean one of the different subscription packages through which You can use the Services as further described in Our Product Tour;
"Subscription Term" shall mean the period of time for which subscription to the Services shall be made available by Hotjar to You, subject to Your adherence to the obligations undertaken by virtue of this Agreement;
"Third Party/ies" shall mean any persons, whether legal or natural, which are neither You nor Hotjar;
"Trial Period" shall mean free access provided to You by Hotjar for a limited and established period of time, to the Services, which shall be granted at the sole discretion of Hotjar, which access may be revoked by Hotjar at any time without need of any prior notice;
"You" / "Your" shall mean a person, whether natural or legal, acting in the course of a trade or business, and who agrees to be bound by the terms contained in this Agreement.
2.1. To use the Site and benefit from Our Services, You must create an Account by completing a registration form, by providing Us with all required information and activating the "I accept the Terms of Service" check-box and clicking on the "Start Using Hotjar" button. You agree to provide Us with complete and accurate information upon registration and to keep such information accurate and up-to-date during Your course of use of Our Service. You are advised to keep Your login credentials strictly confidential and to refrain from disclosing these to anyone. We shall not be held responsible for unauthorized access to Your account arising from Your failure to keep Your login credentials safe and secure.
2.2. If You are using the Site or Services for and on behalf of a legal entity You may do so by creating a separate Account with Hotjar or by adding a new organization site to Your existing Account. Any such separate Account or new organization site to Your existing Account shall be governed by the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement and as further detailed in clause 2.6 hereunder. If You are using the Site or Service for and on behalf of a legal entity,You shall be, and shall be presumed to be empowered by and/or properly authorised for and on behalf of that legal entity and You and the legal entity shall be jointly and severally subject to this Agreement. If You no longer remain a duly authorised representative of the legal entity, You shall be responsible to immediately inform Hotjar, in which case the legal entity shall remain subject to the Agreement, and the legal entity shall contemporaneously proceed to inform Hotjar of the new authorised representative. Until a new authorised representative has been notified to Hotjar, You shall remain responsible as aforesaid. Hotjar shall not be held liable should a person without the necessary power /
2.3. We reserve the right for Us, Our contractors or Our employees, after obtaining Your prior consent, to access Your Account and the information that You have provided for support, maintenance and servicing purposes or for any security-related, technical or billing reasons.
2.4. It is Your responsibility to protect Your personal data and maintain the confidentiality of Your user information and passwords. You are also responsible for promptly notifying Hotjar of any unauthorized use of Your account, or breach of Your account information or password. To the extent that such loss has not been caused due to gross negligence, willful misconduct, fraud or bad faith by Hotjar, Hotjar will not be liable for any loss that You may incur as a result of someone else using Your username or password, either with or without Your knowledge. To the extent allowable by the Applicable Law, You shall be liable for any expenses, including usage charges and fines, fees, civil judgments, and reasonable attorney's fees for Your intentional or negligent failure to safeguard user and password information and/or promptly notifying Hotjar about any unauthorized use of Your account or breach of Your account information or password.2.5. If You are:
3.1. The extent of the Service(s) to which You may have access to may be dependent on the relevant Subscription Plan, Subscription Term and respective and timely payment of Service fees to Hotjar.
4.1. We offer several different Subscription Plans for Our Services. The applicable Subscription Term Plan depends on Your choice. Your Subscription Plan is selected during Your Account registration and You can choose to change Your plan at any time. Information about Our standard plans can be found on Our Pricing page. All fees quoted on Our site are exclusive of
4.2. Following Your current Subscription Term, We reserve the right to amend the Subscription Plans and/or Subscription Term at any time or introduce new fees and/or subscription levels or charges. We will provide You with thirty (30) calendar days' written notice in advance during which You will have the right to unsubscribe from, or change Your current Subscription Plan, should You not agree with these amendments.
5.1. Trial Period. The duration of the trial period is specified during the Account creation process. At the end of the trial period, You will be prompted to enter Your payment details if You have not already done so. If You've already updated Your payment details, Your credit card or PayPal account will be automatically charged on the displayed billing date on the billing section associated
5.2. Renewal Term. Unless Hotjar is notified in writing at least three business (3) days before the end of the conclusion of Your current Subscription Term (or any subsequent Renewal Term) that You do not intend to renew Your subscription, You will be enrolled into an automatic renewing cycle for the same term at the conclusion of the Subscription Term (the "Renewal Term"). This applies to all Subscription Plans involving
6.1. Either You or We may terminate this Agreement for cause
6.2. In the event this Agreement is terminated for cause by You due to Our uncured material breach, You shall be entitled to a
6.3. You may terminate this Agreement by requesting Your account to be deactivated and deleted while logged into the Service. Hotjar may also terminate Your right to use the Site and/or Services with or without cause at any time. Hotjar shall notify You via email to Your registered email account if We terminate Your Account. Your obligation to pay accrued charges and fees accrued up to the date of
6.4. Upon expiration of the Subscription Term, or termination, howsoever occasioned, Your Subscription Plan shall immediately terminate and consequently, You may make use of the free version of the Service.
7.1. Subject to this Agreement, Hotjar grants You a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable and non-assignable licence to use the Site and/or access the Services as a software as a service (SaaS) solution for enterprise, and commercial use subject to the other terms of this Agreement. You hereby agree not to resell any part of the Services. You shall not transfer, lease, sub-license, modify, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the Site and/or any part of the Services. You shall not copy, adapt, alter, modify, translate, or create derivative works of the Site and/or Services without
8.1. Except as otherwise stated herein, all rights, titles and interest in the Site and/or the Services and any content contained therein is the exclusive property of Hotjar, except as otherwise stated herein. Unless otherwise specified, the Services are for Your limited use only and if You copy or download any information from this Site and/or Service, You agree that You shall not remove or obscure any copyright or other notices or legends contained in any such information.
8.2. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, frame, create derivative works from, transfer, or otherwise use in any other way for commercial or public purposes, in whole or in part, any information, software, products or Services obtained from the Site and/or the Services, except for the purposes expressly provided herein, without Hotjar's prior written approval.
8.3. Except for those Intellectual Property Rights that are already owned, registered or vested in Your name, or those Intellectual Property Rights that are created by or for You during the duration of this Agreement, all Hotjar trademarks, trade names, Service marks, logos and other Intellectual Property Rights in and to the Site and Services are proprietary to Hotjar. Your use of any marks on the Site and Services in any manner other than as authorized in this Agreement, or as authorized in writing by Hotjar, shall be strictly prohibited.
8.4. All Your trademarks, trade names, service marks and logos are proprietary to You.
8.5. In the course of performing the Services, Hotjar will have access to some of Your Data. All rights, title and interest in the Data is Your exclusive property, except as otherwise provided for herein throughout this Agreement.
8.6. Hotjar shall not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, frame, create derivative works from, transfer, or otherwise use in any other way for commercial or public purposes, in whole or in part, any of Your Data belonging to You, except for the purposes of the provision of performing the Services expressly provided for herein, without any further prior need of approval or consent from You.
8.8. You acknowledge and agree that Hotjar may disclose any Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce this Agreement; (c) respond to claims that any of Your content and/or Data violates the rights of Third Parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Hotjar, the Site, the Services, its users, and the public.
8.9. In the event that You provide Hotjar with any feedback, suggestions, comments or improvements with respect to the Site and/or Services, You hereby grant Hotjar with a non-revocable, sub-licensable and
8.10. For the avoidance of doubt, all such rights to Hotjar to use Your Data shall be granted solely for the duration of this Agreement.
9.1. The person in receipt of Confidential Information (the "Receiving Party") shall hold and maintain the Confidential Information in strictest confidence for the sole and exclusive benefit of the other party (for the purposes of this section, the "Disclosing Party"). Receiving Party shall ensure restriction of access to Confidential Information to its employees, contractors and Third Parties as is commercially and reasonably required and shall require those persons to sign and abide by nondisclosure restrictions at least as protective as those contained within this Agreement. The Receiving Party shall not, without the prior written approval from the Disclosing Party, use for Receiving Party's own benefit, publish, copy, or otherwise disclose to others, or permit the use by others for their benefit or to the detriment of the Disclosing Party, any Confidential Information. The Receiving Party shall return to the Disclosing Party any Confidential Information and all records, notes, and other written, printed, or tangible materials in its possession pertaining to Confidential Information immediately where the Disclosing Party so requests in writing.
10.1. Hotjar warrants and represents to You that:
11.1. In no event shall Hotjar, its owners, suppliers or any of their respective owners, directors, employees, contractors and/or agents be liable to You or any Third Party for any direct, indirect, special, exemplary, punitive or other consequential or incidental damages (including but not limited to any lost profits or revenue, interruption, loss of programs or other information, or any other pecuniary loss) arising directly or indirectly from (i) Your use of or access to the Site and/or Services, or any content, products or services distributed on or provided through the Site and/or Services, (ii) for any failure or interruption of the Site and/or Services; whether arising out of errors, omissions, loss of data, defects, viruses, interruptions or delays in operations or transmission or any other cause, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, even if Hotjar or its suppliers have been expressly advised of the possibility of such damages.
11.2. In any event, and without prejudice to the above, Hotjar's total maximum aggregate liability under this Agreement, including any annexes herewith, or in respect of the use or exploitation of any part or all of the Site or Services, the content or user material in any manner whatsoever shall not exceed Your monthly subscription fee.
12.1. Hotjar commits to securely storing data on behalf of Our customers in accordance with their Subscription Plan and timeframes corresponding to each Subscription Plan. All data exceeding the stated timeframe will be routinely and permanently deleted from Our systems.
12.2. You expressly acknowledge and accept that Hotjar does not provide any archiving or backup services, and may delete Data that is no longer in use and exceeds the timeframes stipulated in the applicable Subscription Plan. Hotjar expressly disclaims all obligations with respect to archiving, storage and backup of Data.
13.1. You use the Internet solely at Your own risk and subject to all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations. While Hotjar has endeavoured to create secure and reliable Site and Services, Hotjar is not responsible for the security of any information outside of its control. Hotjar shall have no liability for interruptions or omissions in Internet, network or
13.2. You hereby declare that You are aware that as a result of the global nature of the Internet and World Wide Web, the Site and/or Services are available online and may generally be
14.1. The Site and/or Services may include links to certain websites, materials, or content developed by Third Parties. Hotjar has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Site and/or Services and shall not be responsible for the contents of any such linked material. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Hotjar of such material and Hotjar shall not be held liable in respect of any links contained therein. Use of any such linked material shall be at Your own risk. Hotjar reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to discontinue links to any other material at any time and for any reason.
15.1. Unless You specifically withdraw Your consent to this clause by sending an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, You hereby acknowledge and consent to Hotjar making use of any of Your marks, logos and trade names to identify You as Hotjar's customer on Hotjar's Site and/or Services, in addition to any other marketing material.
16.1. Actual or attempted unauthorized use of any of the Site and/or Services may result in the institution by Us of criminal and/or civil prosecution. For Your protection, we reserve the right to view, monitor, and record activity on the Site and/or Services without notice or further permission from You, to the fullest extent permitted by the Applicable Law, and only in accordance with this Agreement. This right extends to Our review of tracking activity and details pertaining to claimed violations by You. Any information obtained by monitoring, reviewing, or recording is subject to review by law enforcement organizations in connection with the investigation or prosecution of possible criminal activity on any of the Site and/or Services.
17.1. If any provision of this Agreement is found, by any court having competent jurisdiction, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be limited to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in effect to the maximum extent possible.
18.1. Our Indemnification Obligations: We agree to indemnify, defend, and hold You harmless from and against any claims brought by Third Parties arising from or relating to Our violation of a Third Party's Intellectual Property Rights directly arising out of Your use of the Services in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, We shall have no indemnification obligation with respect to any claims (i) arising out of or related to Your Data (ii) to Your violation of any applicable laws; (iii) Your violation, whether alleged or actual, of any Third Party rights, including but not limited to data protection and privacy rights.
18.2. Your Indemnification Obligations: You shall indemnify, hold harmless and defend Hotjar, including any of its subsidiaries, officers, owners, partners, directors, employees, contractors, agents, subsidiaries, shareholders, licensors, suppliers and other partners ("Hotjar Indemnified Parties"), to the maximum extent permitted, in full and in perpetuity, and at Your own cost, from any third party liabilities, claims, costs, expenses, obligations, losses or damages, excluding indirect damages and consequential loss that may arise from (i) Your unauthorised use of any material obtained through the Site and Services; (ii) Your use and access to the Site and Services which is not in accordance with this Agreement; and (iv) Your violation, whether alleged or actual, of any Third Party rights.
18.3. Indemnification Procedures: The parties' respective indemnification obligations above are conditioned
18.4. Infringement Remedy: If You are enjoined or otherwise prohibited from using any of the Services or a portion thereof based on a Third Party Intellectual Property infringement claim covered by Our indemnification obligations under this Clause above, then We will, at Our sole expense and option, either: (a) obtain for You the right to use the allegedly infringing portions of the Services; (b) modify the allegedly infringing portions of the Services so as to render them non-infringing without substantially diminishing or impairing their functionality; or (c) replace the allegedly infringing portions of the Services with non-infringing items of substantially similar functionality. If We determine that the foregoing remedies are not commercially reasonable, then We will promptly provide a prorated refund to You for any prepaid fees received by Us under this Agreement that correspond to the unused portion of the Term. The remedy set out in this Clause is Your sole and exclusive remedy for any actual or alleged infringement by Us of any Third Party Intellectual Property Rights in the event that You are enjoined or otherwise prohibited from using any of the Services or a portion thereof based on a claim covered by Our indemnification obligations under this Clause.
18.5. You shall be solely responsible with respect to defending any such claims, and for the payment of losses, costs, damages or expenses resulting from the foregoing to both a Third Party and to Hotjar in connection therewith. You shall not, without the prior express
19.1. This Agreement is governed
20.1. You and Hotjar waive their rights (if applicable) to a trial by jury relating to all claims and causes of action (including counterclaims) related to or arising out of this Agreement. This waiver shall also apply to any subsequent amendments or modifications to this Agreement.
21.1. All claims between the parties, including parent companies and subsidiaries mentioned in clauses 2.5 and 2.6 above, related to this Agreement will be litigated individually and you will not consolidate or seek class treatment for any claim with respect to the Services.
22.1. Our failure to enforce, at any time, any of the provisions, conditions or requirements of the Agreement, or the failure to require, at any time, performance by You of any of the provisions of the Agreement, shall in no way waive Your obligation to comply with any of the provisions of the Agreement or Our ability to enforce each and every such provision as written.
22.2. Any and all waivers by either party hereto of any provision, condition or requirement of the Agreement will only be effective against the other Party if it is in writing and signed by an authorized officer of that Party, and any such written waiver will not constitute a waiver of any future obligation to comply with such provision, condition or requirement.
23.1. Subject to the obtaining of Our prior consent in writing, You may assign or delegate any of the rights or obligations arising under the Agreement. Any purported assignment and delegation shall be ineffective if Our prior written consent has not been obtained. We may freely assign or delegate all rights and obligations under the Agreement, fully or partially without notice to You.
24.1. Subject to the contrary set forth herein, nothing contained in these Terms shall be interpreted or construed to create a partnership, agency, single employer, joint employer or any other type of employment relationship between the parties hereto, or to impose liability attributable to such relationship upon either party. Neither party will have any right, power or authority to enter into any agreement on behalf of, to incur any obligation or liability of, or to otherwise bind the other party."
25.1. Rights and obligations under this Agreement which by their nature are intended to survive termination, including without limitation the indemnification and liability limitations provisions set forth in this Agreement, shall remain in full effect after termination or expiration of the Agreement.
26.2. By accepting the terms contained within this Agreement, including its annexes, You acknowledge represent and warrant that You shall comply with all applicable laws, including but not limited to data protection and privacy laws and that you shall indemnify Hotjar Indemnified Parties against any Third Party claims related to violation of such applicable laws in the use of the Service.
THE MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE HOTJAR SITE AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS". OTHER THAN FOR THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES CONTAINED IN CLAUSE 10 OF THIS AGREEMENT, HOTJAR HEREBY MAKES NO FURTHER WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS AND NEGATES ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR OTHER VIOLATION OF RIGHTS INFRINGEMENT. FURTHER, HOTJAR DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS CONCERNING THE ACCURACY, LIKELY RESULTS, OR RELIABILITY OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS ON ITS SITE OR SERVICES, OR OTHERWISE RELATING TO SUCH MATERIALS OR ON ANY THIRD PARTY SITES OR SERVICES LINKED TO WITHIN THE SITE OR SERVICES OR THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR PROVIDE CERTAIN RESULTS.
YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT, UNDERSTOOD IT, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ITS TERMS.