Accessing the Website and Account Security
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this Website, and any service or material we provide on the Website, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, to users, including registered users.
You are responsible for both:
- Making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website.
To create an account on the Website, you will be asked to provide your first name, last name, email address, and to create a password. It is a condition of your use of the Website that all the information you provide on the Website is correct, current, and complete. You agree that all information you provide to register with this Website or otherwise, including, but not limited to, through the use of any interactive features on the Website, is governed by our Privacy Notice, and you consent to all actions we take with respect to your information consistent with our Privacy Notice.
If you choose a password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to this Website or portions of it using your password or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.
Intellectual Property Rights
The Website and its entire contents, features and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video and audio, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof), are owned by the Company, its licensors or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
- Your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials.
- You may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes.
- If we provide certain content through our third party social media platforms, you may take such actions as are enabled by such features.
You must not:
- Modify copies of any materials from this Website.
- Use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from the accompanying text.
- Delete or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from this Website.
You must not access or use for any commercial purposes any part of the Website or any services or materials available through the Website. If you wish to make any use of material on the Website other than that set out in this section, please address your request to E-Mail: email@example.com.
The Company name and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans that are trademarks of the Company or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of the Company. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans on this Website are the trademarks of their respective owners.
- In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries).
- For the purpose of exploiting, harming or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information or otherwise.
- To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material without our prior written consent, including any “junk mail,” “chain letter,” “spam,” or any other similar solicitation.
- To impersonate or attempt to impersonate the Company, a Company employee, another user or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using e-mail addresses associated with any of the foregoing).
- To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Website, or which, as determined by us, may harm the Company or users of the Website, or expose them to liability.
Additionally, you agree not to:
- Use the Website in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Website or interfere with any other party’s use of the Website, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Website.
- Use any robot, spider or other automatic device, process or means to access the Website for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Website.
- Use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Website.
- Introduce any viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.
- Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt any parts of the Website, the server on which the Website is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to the Website.
- Attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
- Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website.
User Content on the Website
Any User Content posted to the Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing any User Content to the Company, you grant us and our affiliates and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors and assigns the right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, distribute and otherwise disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose.
You represent and warrant that:
- You own or control all rights in and to the User Content and have the right to grant the license granted above to us and our affiliates and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors and assigns.
You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Content you submit or contribute, and you, not the Company, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy and appropriateness. We are not responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any User Content posted by you or any other user of the Website.
Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination
We have the right to:
- Remove or refuse to post any User Content for any or no reason in our sole discretion.
- Disclose your identity or other information about you to any third party who claims that material posted by you violates their rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy.
- Take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Website.
Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the Website. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSEES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY ANY OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER SUCH PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
We assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.
These content standards apply to any and all User Content and use of Interactive Services. User Content must in their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User Content must not:
- Contain any material which is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable.
- Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
- Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person.
- Be likely to deceive any person.
- Promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act.
- Cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
- Impersonate any person or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization.
- Involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes and other sales promotions, barter or advertising.
- Give the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity, if this is not the case.
Reliance on Information Posted
The information presented on or through the Website is made available solely for general information purposes. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the Website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
This Website includes content provided by third parties, including materials provided by other users (User Content), bloggers and third-party licensors, syndicators, aggregators and/or reporting services. All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by the Company, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Company. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.
Changes to the Website
We may update the content on this Website from time to time, but its content is not necessarily complete or up-to-date. Any of the material on the Website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
Information About You and Your Visits to the Website
All information we collect on this Website is subject to our Privacy Notice. By using the Website, you consent to all actions taken by us with respect to your information in compliance with the Privacy Notice.
Linking to the Website and Social Media Features
You may link to our homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part without our express written consent.
This Website may provide certain social media features that enable you to:
- Link from your own or certain third-party websites to certain content on this Website.
- Send e-mails or other communications with certain content, or links to certain content, on this Website.
- Cause limited portions of content on this Website to be displayed or appear to be displayed on your own or certain third-party websites.
You may use these features solely as they are provided by us and solely with respect to the content they are displayed with. Subject to the foregoing, you must not:
- Establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
- Cause the Website or portions of it to be displayed, or appear to be displayed by, for example, framing, deep linking or in-line linking, on any other site.
- Link to any part of the Website other than the homepage.
Links from the Website
If the Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. This includes links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.
For information on our commitment to making the Website accessible by all, please refer to our Accessibility Statement.
The owner of the Website is based in the State of California in the United States. We make no claims that the Website or any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Website may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Website from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
Disclaimer of Warranties
THE COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE OR ANY LINKED SITE OR ITS CONTENT, INCLUDING THE PRODUCT CONTENT, USER CONTENT, INFORMATION AND MATERIALS ON THE WEBSITE OR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE CONTENT, INFORMATION AND MATERIALS. FURTHER, THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT OR REPRESENT THAT YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY LINKED SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR FREE OF ERRORS OR OMISSIONS, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR ANY LINKED SITE IS FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, ALL CONTENT AND MATERIALS ON THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED TO USERS “AS IS,” WITH NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, SECURITY, ACCURACY, COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE. THE “AS IS” CONDITION OF CONTENT IS EXPRESSLY MADE A CONDITION OF ANY TRANSACTION ARISING THROUGH OR AS A RESULT OF THE WEBSITE. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties.
- Limitation on Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE COLLECTIVE LIABILITY OF THE COMPANY AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, AND DIRECTORS, TO ANY PARTY (REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED $1,000. The foregoing limitation of liability does not apply to liability resulting from our gross negligence or willful misconduct, nor does it affect any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU HEREBY WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542 IN CONNECTION WITH THE FOREGOING, WHICH STATES: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR OR RELEASING PARTY DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE AND THAT, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER, WOULD HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR RELEASED PARTY.”
IF YOU ARE ACCESSING THE WEBSITE FROM NEW JERSEY, YOU (A) ASSUME ALL RISKS OF LOSSES OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE; (B) IRREVOCABLY WAIVE ALL LOSSES OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) THAT MAY OCCUR AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE; AND (C) EXPRESSLY AGREE TO RELEASE AND DISCHARGE THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUCCESSORS, OR ASSIGNS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS OR CAUSES OF ACTION RESULTING, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE; AND (D) YOU VOLUNTARILY GIVE UP OR WAIVE ANY RIGHT THAT YOU MAY OTHERWISE HAVE TO BRING A LEGAL ACTION AGAINST THE COMPANY FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY, INCLUDING ANY CLAIM BASED ON ALLEGED NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF THE COMPANY AND ITS AGENTS AND EMPLOYEES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS “WAIVER AND RELEASE” AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY.
Any limitations on liability will survive the expiration or termination of these Terms for any reason.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION – ARBITRATION AGREEMENT AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER
This agreement to arbitrate is intended to be interpreted broadly. YOU AND WE AGREE THAT “CLAIMS” AND “DISPUTES” SUBJECT TO THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION THEREFORE ARE TO BE GIVEN THE BROADEST POSSIBLE MEANING AND INCLUDE CLAIMS OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INITIAL CLAIMS, COUNTERCLAIMS, CROSS-CLAIMS, AND THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS, AND CLAIMS BASED ON ANY FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL CONSTITUTION, STATUTE, REGULATION, ORDINANCE, WARRANTY, COMMON LAW RULE (INCLUDING RULES RELATING TO CONTRACTS, TORTS, NEGLIGENCE, FRAUD, OR ANY OTHER INTENTIONAL WRONGS), AND EQUITY. THEY INCLUDE CLAIMS AND DISPUTES THAT SEEK RELIEF OF ANY TYPE—INCLUDING ACTUAL, STATUTORY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES AND/OR INJUNCTIVE, DECLARATORY, OR OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.
There is no judge or jury in arbitration. Generally, arbitration procedures are simpler and more limited than rules applicable in court, and review by a court is limited. Neither you nor we will be able to have a court or jury trial or participate in a class action or class arbitration. You and the Company each understand and agree that by agreeing to resolve any dispute through individual arbitration, YOU AND THE COMPANY ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A COURT OR JURY TRIAL. ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE ARBITRATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, AND NOT AS A CLASS ACTION, REPRESENTATIVE ACTION, CLASS ARBITRATION, OR ANY SIMILAR PROCEEDING. The arbitrator may not consolidate or combine the claims or arbitrations of multiple parties.
In the event of a dispute, and before initiating an arbitration proceeding under this section, you and we agree that the party alleging a dispute must send to the other party a notice of dispute, which is a written statement that sets forth the name, address, and contact information of the party giving the notice, a brief summary the facts giving rise to the dispute, and the relief requested.
You must send any notice of dispute to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send any notice of dispute to you at the contact information we have for you. You and we agree to attempt to resolve a dispute through informal negotiation within sixty (60) days from the date the notice of dispute is sent. After that sixty (60) day period and not before, you or we may commence an arbitration proceeding in accordance with this section.
If you and the Company do not resolve a dispute by informal negotiation, the dispute shall be resolved by binding individual arbitration before a neutral arbitrator whose decision will be final except for a limited right of appeal under the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act. The arbitration will be governed by the JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures (“JAMS Rules”), as modified by this section. The arbitration will be conducted by JAMS using one arbitrator with substantial experience in resolving commercial contract disputes, who shall be selected from the appropriate list of JAMS arbitrators in accordance with the JAMS Rules. If JAMS is unable or unwilling to arbitrate a dispute, then the dispute may be referred to any other arbitration organization or arbitrator that you and we both agree upon in writing or that is appointed pursuant to section 5 of the Federal Arbitration Act.
For any claim where the total amount of the award sought is $10,000 or less, the arbitrator, you, and we must abide by the following rules: (a) the arbitration shall be conducted solely based on telephone or online remote appearances and/or written submissions (or some combination thereof); and (b) the arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties. If the claim exceeds $10,000, the right to a hearing will be determined by the JAMS Rules and the hearing (if any) will be conducted under the JAMS Rules in person (at a mutually-agreeable location) or virtually by conference call, videoconference, or using other communications technology with participants in one or more geographical places, or in a combined form. The arbitrator’s ruling is binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction, or application may be made to such court for judicial acceptance of any award and an order of enforcement, as the case may be.
The JAMS Rules and instructions about how to initiate an arbitration are available at www.jamsadr.com or 1-800-352-5267.
This arbitration agreement involves interstate commerce and, therefore, shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16 (“FAA”), and not by state law. THE ARBITRATOR WILL FOLLOW APPLICABLE SUBSTANTIVE LAW TO THE EXTENT CONSISTENT WITH THE FAA, APPLICABLE STATUTES OF LIMITATION, AND APPLICABLE PRIVILEGE RULES, AND SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO AWARD ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE IN AN INDIVIDUAL LAWSUIT UNDER APPLICABLE SUBSTANTIVE LAW, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COMPENSATORY, STATUTORY, AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES, AS WELL AS, DECLARATORY, INJUNCTIVE, AND OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF—INCLUDING PUBLIC INJUNCTIVE RELIEF AND ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COSTS.
In accordance with the JAMS Rules, the party initiating the arbitration (either you or the Company) is responsible for paying the filing fee. However, if the arbitrator issues you an award of damages and: (a) that award is greater than the amount of our last written settlement offer; or (b) if we did not make a settlement offer, then in addition to paying for any JAMS Case Management Fees and all professional fees for the arbitrator’s services, we will reimburse you for the filing fees you incurred. Further, if you demonstrate that paying the arbitrator’s costs and fees would be prohibitively expensive for you, we shall pay those costs and fees regardless of whether you prevail in the arbitration—unless the arbitrator determines that your claim was frivolous.
Notwithstanding any provision in these terms to the contrary, you and we agree that if the class action waiver above is deemed invalid or unenforceable, neither you nor we are entitled to arbitration and any proceeding shall be brought and proceed exclusively in the state courts of competent jurisdiction located in Los Angels, California.
AN INTENDED BENEFICIARY OF THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION MAY ENFORCE IT IN FULL WITH RESPECT TO ANY CLAIMS BETWEEN THEM ON THE ONE HAND AND YOU ON THE OTHER ARISING FROM OR IN ANY WAY RELATING TO THESE TERMS, OUR DEALINGS WITH YOU, OR THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION.
INTENDED BENEFICIARIES ARE OUR AGENTS, PRINCIPALS, REPRESENTATIVES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, SHAREHOLDERS, GOVERNORS, MANAGERS, AND MEMBERS. INTENDED BENEFICIARIES ALSO ARE OUR PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, LICENSEES, ATTORNEYS, PREDECESSORS, SUCCESSORS, JOINT VENTURERS, CONTRACTORS, ASSIGNS, DESIGNEES, VENDORS, SERVICERS, AND SERVICE PROVIDERS. A SERVICE PROVIDER IS ANY THIRD-PARTY PROVIDING US OR ANY INTENDED BENEFICIARY ANY GOODS OR SERVICES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATING TO OUR DEALINGS WITH YOU OR THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY PROVIDER THAT SENDS THE COMPANY’S TEXT MESSAGES. INTENDED BENEFICIARIES INCLUDE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE PERSONS LISTED IN THIS PARAGRAPH. THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION MAY BE ENFORCED BY OR AGAINST ANY PERSON OR ENTITY PURPORTING TO BRING CLAIMS ON YOUR BEHALF, INCLUDING ANY AGENT, REPRESENTATIVE, GUARDIAN, OR TRUSTEE. THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION MAY ALSO BE ENFORCED BY OR AGAINST ANY PERSON OR ENTITY WHO ACQUIRES ANY RIGHT OR INTEREST THAT, BUT FOR THE TRANSFER OF THE RIGHT OR INTEREST, WOULD HAVE BELONGED TO US OR AN INTENDED BENEFICIARY OF THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION. YOU ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU SHALL BE ESTOPPED FROM DENYING AN OBLIGATION TO ARBITRATE COVERED DISPUTES WITH AN INTENDED BENEFICIARY.
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