Listing & Submission Terms
Affiliate Marketing, MLM, direct selling, product distribution, etc… listings are not allowed on Gongago’s site due to the likelihood of duplicate listings from different individuals or entities for the same product or site. Listings submitted for these types of marketing products or services will not be published or approved. If you think your product or service may fall into this category, please contact us first so we may review it before submitting a listing to Gongago. All decisions by Gongago as to whether a listing falls into this category are deemed final and non-negotiable.
Online only businesses are not allowed in this directory and listing submissions will not be approved. Please add it to our online directory here: Online Directory
Your business must have a physical brick & mortar “relating to or being a traditional business serving customers in a building as contrasted to an online business; a brick–and–mortar store” location or you must provide a service in the city for which you are submitting a listing to, or be in a suburb of a major metropolitan city (within 75 miles). For example: if your business is in Hollywood, you would submit your listing to Gongago LA, since Los Angeles is a major metropolitan area and Hollywood is a suburb of LA. A list of currently available cities is viewable here: Local Cities
Gongago reserves the right to determine if a listing is submitted to the correct directory (online or local). Listings submitted to an incorrect directory will not be published in that directory. The submission may be moved to the correct directory by Gongago at its discretion, or not published at all. All decisions made by Gongago are deemed final.
If you provide a service, you must generate a map marker and include a city and zip for your primary service area. If you provide service in more than one city or area, you may give details of this in your listing description. For example: “Serving all of Los Angeles area” or “We provide service in cities A, B, and C”
If you are adding more than one location, YOU CAN NOT generate a location marker on the map for a location that has a separate Gongago directory(published or unpublished). Your listing has to be submitted separately to that directory. For example if you have offices in LA and New York, you need to submit listings separately to Gongago LA and Gongago New York, respectively. YOU CAN however provide details for additional locations in your listing description. For example: “We also have offices in City B and City C, located at…” or “Be sure to visit our second location at…”, etc. The # of locations(map markers) included with your listing is for this directory only. You agree Gongago reserves the right to determine if locations you have included with your listing submission meet these guidelines and locations that don’t will not be included in this listing and furthermore that all decisions made by Gongago are final. You can view a list of cities to determine if it has a current separate Gongago site (published or unpublished) and submit a separate listing here: Local Cities
• If you don’t see your city(s) but would like to, please contact us using the form at the bottom of any page and we will be happy to consider adding it.
• Not adhering to these guidelines may result in your listing being delayed or denied (all decision made by Gongago are final).
Locations generated on the map outside of 75 miles will not be included in Gongago’s search results.
Affiliate Marketing listings are not allowed on Gongago’s site due to the likelihood of duplicate listings from different individuals or entities for the same product or site. Listings submitted for affiliate marketing products or services will not be published or approved. If you think your product or service may fall into this category, please contact us first so we may review it before submitting a listing to Gongago. All decisions by Gongago as to whether a listing falls into this category are deemed final.
“Featured” listings will appear on one of the Featured pages (Food, Fun, Shop, or Health) as well as the listings directory. “Standard” and “Upgraded” listings will only appear in the listings directory. Although Featured listings include “unlimited” categories, categories selected should pertain to the type of business. Selecting additional categories that do not, simply to increase site exposure is not allowed and will be removed. Please only select categories that customers would naturally select for your type of business. Thank you!
“Gongago” deals are not required, although they are strongly encouraged for listing businesses or services. Users will be able to sort by “Gongago” deals and listings that don’t include one will be shown AFTER listings that do or towards the bottom of the sorted page, giving your business or service a disadvantage. It may be something as small as a %5 discount, $1 off, free drink with any purchase, kids eat free on every 3rd Thur. of months that end in Y, free upgrade, sticker, pencil, crayon, complimentary widget, anything. Gongago’s business model is based on providing deals and discounts for local customers and “Gongago” deals are considered beneficial to both the listing business and Gongago in helping generate a “buzz” and encouraging repeat customers and business. Obviously, the better the deal, the more buzz it will generate however. It is your responsibility to provide up to date and clear specifications regarding the details of your deals and how customers may redeem them, either in the Gongago field or in your listing details. Gongago will not mediate or bear any responsibility for misunderstandings or disagreements between the listing business and it’s customers regarding discounts or deals or for any damages or losses to either party regarding such. You may change and edit (or remove if desired) your discounts at any time from you account located under “Account” in the main menu.
After submitting your listing it will not be published until it is approved and the payment process is completed. It is recommended to wait for listing approval before completing the payment process. Gongago reserves the right to deny, at it’s sole discretion, any listing it sees fit, for any reason it sees fit. All decisions are final and non negotiable. Payments are billed annually and are for a period of one year and are not prorated. You may complete the payment process, view all of your listings, make changes to your listing(s), or cancel it at any time from your account located under “Account” in the main menu (you must be logged in). Listings pertaining to illegal activities, of a nature that may be considered distasteful, and/or related to sexual activities, gambling, drugs, or other related activities of an immoral or unlawful nature may be denied. It is understood and agreed that Gongago will be the sole authority and decision maker and will at its discretion decide if a submitted listing is unfit to be published. All decisions will be deemed absolute and final. If it is a new or renewal listing, the listing will be denied and/or not published until corrective measures have been met. If it is an edited or modified listing that is already published in the directory, the listing will become unpublished or removed from the directory until corrective measures are met. These measures will be solely determined by Gongago and will be non-negotiable. Partial or full refunds will not be issued for failing to meet these corrective measures. Repeat or continuous offenses may result in the users account being blocked and/or removed. If the listing business or service does not agree with these terms they may cancel their listing or submission at any time(without refund). If you are unsure if your listing will be approved we suggest waiting for approval before completing your payment. Once your listing is approved and the payment process is complete, your listing will appear in the Gongago directory. Please allow approximately 1-2 days for listing approval.
Gongago may as it sees fit make corrective measures or enhancements to the listing content. Some examples of this would be, but not limited to, fixing grammatical errors, inaccurate information, correcting technical syntax such as website addresses or e-mail addresses, placing information or items in the correct location, removing incorrect category choices, and/or adding additional images or information to increase the listings appeal. Gongago will not, however, make changes to your “Gongago” deals except to remove items that are deemed inappropriate or misleading. If we do so, you will be given an opportunity to take corrective measures. If you feel that these changes are a detriment to your listing you may request them to be returned to their original state. It is agreed that it is at Gongago’s sole discretion to do so however.
To complete payment, after submitting your listing go to your account, select the invoices tab and choose your payment method.
Listing upgrades and downgrades are not prorated. If you choose to upgrade your listing at anytime, the full difference between listing levels is due at that time, regardless of how long your original listing has been active. We will however, reset the expiration date for your upgraded listing for one full year from the date of the upgrade. In this sense you only pay for the upgraded level at the current price. We will not however provide a partial or full refund for the unused or remaining time left for the portion of your listing at the previous level. If requested, Gongago may, at it’s discretion, provide additional time to the upgraded listing, at a rate equal or lesser than, that of the current level, for the unused portion of time of the listing at the previous level. If you downgrade at any time there will not however, under any circumstances, be a full or partial refund for the unused portion of time remaining for the listing purchased at the prior level, regardless of when it would have originally expired before the downgrade. It is agreed that these terms are non negotiable and accepted by the listing business at time of upgrading or downgrading and that all decisions made by Gongago or deemed to be fair and final.
Ratings and Reviews are not monitored by Gongago beyond the extent of using industry standard software that employs complex algorithms to remove and prohibit spam, comments that use foul language, or promote illegal activities or other agenda unrelated to providing a review of the business or service. We do however, try to review each comment to make sure they don’t fall into any of those categories before being publishing. It is agreed however, Gongago is not required to do so and will only do so at it’s discretion, and may automatically publish comments that have not been flagged as spam by the software. Gongago strives to provide honest reviews to it’s end-users and does not show favoritism toward any particular business. As long as a comment is aimed at providing a legitimate review of the business it will be published, despite whether it is perceived to be positive or negative by you or your business. Gongago may at it’s discretion however, provide contact info for the reviewer to allow you or your business an attempt to try to resolve any disputes or negative reviews that appear to be out of the ordinary and made with the sole extent of damaging or harming a businesses reputation. However, if a business or service appears to consistently receive low reviews or ratings, Gongago is less likely to do so. Again this will be at Gongago’s sole discretion and it is understood Gongago is not in the practice of trying to mediate or improve your businesses reputation or practice. If an agreeable resolution is obtained between the business and reviewer, Gongago will allow the reviewer an opportunity, but is not required, to provide another, more favorable review, while not publishing the original, less favorable one. Gongago will not remove reviews that have been published unless you can show it was made falsely and with malice and intent to harm a businesses reputation. This decision will be solely made by Gongago and all decisions will be deemed final. If you do not agree with the decision, your only remedy is to remove your listing from Gongago’s directory, without a full or partial refund. You also agree and understand that ratings are not able to be changed by Gongago or anyone else. Gongago uses a complex software algorithm that prevents this to ensure ratings are not manipulated by Gongago, or anyone else, in order to provide unbiased ratings to it’s users. Gongago has no method, or desire, to change or remove any ratings left for your business. Once a rating is placed it can’t and won’t be undone. It is agreed this is fair and acceptable. Your only sole remedy, if you do not want your ratings published or shown on Gonagago’s site is to remove your listing from Gongago’s directory. No refunds will be provided upon doing so. Removing your listing and resubmitting a new listing in an attempt to “reset” your ratings will not be allowed or published, and the listing submission will be denied. You may request to have your listing temporarily unpublished if you so desire, but the expiration date will not be reset or paused, and you forfeit any time that your listing is not published by choosing to do so. If you choose to reinstate your listing, the ratings will be the same as they were previously. Also, it is understood and agreed that Gongago is not liable or responsible for any reviews or ratings provided and left on it’s website and will not be held accountable for such under any circumstances whatsoever. It is agreed that these terms are non negotiable and accepted by you and/or the listing business.
Promo codes: It is agreed that listing promo codes provided by Gongago may only be used one time and for one listing per user, unless mentioned otherwise. It is also agreed that Gongago may retire the use of any promo codes it has provided at any time, regardless of whether an expiration date was provided or not with the code, and if they do so may, at their discretion, decide not to honor the code after that point. At certain times Gongago may reinstate previous codes, but doing so does not reinstate any privileges for that code that have been previously redeemed by a user. Gongago may create and retire promo codes as they see fit and all decisions regarding whether or not they will be granted to a particular user are at Gongago’s sole discretion. All decisions are deemed final.
By uploading a file or other content, including but not limited to: photos, logos, images, designs, illustrations, adcopy, descriptions, tags, taglines, titles, descriptions, creative ideas or material, or by making a comment, you represent and warrant to us that (1) doing so does not violate or infringe anyone else’s rights; and (2) you created the file or other content you are uploading, or otherwise have sufficient intellectual property rights to upload the material consistent with these terms. With regard to any file or content you upload to the public portions of our site, you grant Gongago a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable worldwide license (with sublicense and assignment rights) to use, to display online and in any present or future media, to create derivative works of, to allow downloads of, and/or distribute any such file or content. To the extent that you delete any such file or content from the public portions of our site, the license you grant to Gongago pursuant to the preceding sentence will automatically terminate, but will not be revoked with respect to any file or content Gongago has already copied and sublicensed or designated for sublicense. Also, of course, anything you post to a public portion of our site may be used by the public pursuant to the following paragraph even after you delete it.
USE OF GONGAGO CONTENT
By downloading an image or copying other user-generated content (UGC) from Gongago, you agree that you do not claim any rights to it. The following conditions apply:
You may use UGC for personal, non-commercial purposes.
You may use UGC for anything that qualifies as fair use under copyright law, for example journalism (news, comment, criticism, etc.), but please include an attribute (“Gongago” or “courtesy of Gongago”) next to where it is displayed.
You may not use UGC for non-journalistic commercial purposes.
Your use of UGC is at your own risk. GONGAGO MAKES NO WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, and you will indemnify and hold Gongago harmless from any copyright infringement claims arising out of your use of the UGC. (See our general disclaimers below.)
You may not copy or use any portions of our site that are not UGC except within the limits of fair use.
NOTICES OF CLAIMED COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT (OR OTHER TYPES OF INFRINGEMENT)
If you see anything on our site that you believe infringes your copyright rights, you may notify our Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) agent by sending the following information:
Identification of the copyrighted work or works claimed to have been infringed.
Identification of the material on our servers that is claimed to be infringing and that is to be removed, including the URL or other information to enable us to locate the material.
A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by you as copyright owner, or by your agent, or by law.
A statement that the information in your notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner (or authorized to act on behalf of the owner) of the exclusive copyright right that is allegedly being infringed.
Your physical or electronic signature, or of someone authorized to act on your behalf.
Instructions on how we may contact you: preferably email, but also address and phone.
Our agent to receive such notifications of claimed infringement is the site administrator: email@example.com
Use the same procedure for any claimed trademark violations or other infringements. If we receive a DMCA takedown demand for material you posted that we believe constitutes fair use, we will attempt to notify you if we have your contact info; otherwise we are under no obligation to notify you regarding the removal. We reserve the right to refuse to remove any material that in our view constitutes fair use. If we identify you as a “repeat infringer,” we will block or remove your images and terminate any accounts you have with us. (If we notify you of a DMCA removal and you respond with a legitimate counter-notice, that won’t count toward being a repeat infringer) Keep in mind that we reserve the right to remove any content at any time whether or not it infringes or violates any of our policies.
Disclaimer of Warranties, Limitations of Remedies, Indemnity
Although of course we strive to make Gongago as dependable as possible, Gongago’s services are provided on an AS IS – WITH ALL FAULTS basis. Your use of our service is entirely at your own risk. We do not guarantee the availability of our service at any given time, or the reliability of our service when it is running. We do not guarantee the integrity of, or the continued availability of, files on our servers. Whether we make backups, and if so, whether restoration of those backups will be available to you, is at our discretion. GONGAGO DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS AND MERCHANTABILITY. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING ELSE STATED IN THESE TERMS, AND IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER GONGAGO TAKES OR DOES NOT TAKE MEASURES TO REMOVE INAPPROPRIATE OR HARMFUL CONTENT FROM ITS SITE, GONGAGO HAS NO DUTY TO MONITOR ANY CONTENT ON ITS SITE. GONGAGO DOES NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, APPROPRIATENESS, OR HARMLESSNESS OF ANY CONTENT APPEARING ON ITS SITE THAT IS NOT PRODUCED BY GONGAGO, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO USER CONTENT, ADVERTISING CONTENT, REVIEWS OR COMMENTS, OR OTHERWISE.
Your sole remedy for the loss of any services and/or of any images or other data you may have stored on GONGAGO’s service is to discontinue your use of our service. Partial or full refunds will not be issued under any circumstances. GONGAGO WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, GONGAGO’S SERVICES, EVEN IF GONGAGO HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR REASONABLY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NO CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF GONGAGO’S SERVICES MAY BE BROUGHT MORE THAN ONE YEAR AFTER IT OCCURS.
YOU WILL INDEMNIFY AND HOLD GONGAGO AND ALL OF ITS PERSONNEL HARMLESS FROM ALL LOSS, LIABILITY, CLAIMS, DAMAGES AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY FEES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS, YOUR INFRINGEMENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY’S RIGHTS, AND ANY HARM CAUSED TO ANY THIRD PARTY AS A RESULT OF YOUR UPLOADING OF FILES, COMMENTS, OR ANYTHING ELSE TO OUR SERVERS.
Listing businesses or services agree to hold harmless for any loss or damages that may arise out of using Gongago for it’s business listing service under any and all circumstances. It further agrees that Gongago is an online service that provides information only, is not responsible for the information provided or it’s accuracy, and that any loss or damages that may arise to the listing business or service or to any of it’s consumers or employees are not the liability of Gongago under any and all circumstances. It further agrees that it is responsible for maintaining the accuracy of any and all information in its listing at all times.
By submitting your listing, you consent to these terms.
Changes to our Use Terms
Gongago may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time. Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of this website from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on this website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version. A link to the most current version is available from your Account page. If we decide to change our listing & submission terms, we will post those changes on this page, send an email notifying you of any changes, and/or update the Listing & Submission Terms modification date below.
This policy was last modified on 8/3/2018
If there are any questions regarding these terms you may use the contact form on this site, e-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (804)-Gongago.
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