Terms and Conditions of Service
1.1. Agreement. Welcome to DataStreet! Data Street LLC (“DataStreet” or “Company”) recommends that you read the following terms and conditions carefully. By checking the accept button on our registration page, or by otherwise accessing or using the DataStreet website, or the DataStreet Service, including any software applications made available by DataStreet, such as the DataStreet mobile device applications (together, the “Website” or “Service”), however accessed or used, you agree to be bound by these terms (the “Terms of Service” or the “Agreement”). By using the Service, you agree to be bound by this Agreement, constituting a legally binding agreement between DataStreet and you concerning your use of the Service. We encourage you to print the Agreement or save it to your computer for reference.
1.2 Effective Date. The effective date of this Agreement is when you check to box to agree to these terms upon signing up for Company’s Services, or when you otherwise first use the Website.
1.3. Paid Software. In addition to this Website, DataStreet provides paid-for software as a service for construction project management. Additional terms apply to this software. See Section 6 (Software as a Service) for full details.
1.6. Arbitration and Remedies. These terms contain a mandatory arbitration of disputes provision that requires the use of arbitration on an individual basis to resolve disputes, rather than jury trials or class actions, and also limits the remedies available to you in the event of a dispute. See Section 22 (Dispute Resolution) for full details.
4.1. By accessing and/or using the Service, including by doing so after accessing this Agreement, you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years old, and are otherwise legally qualified to enter into and form contracts under applicable law.
4.2. Corporate Use. If you are using the Service on behalf of a company, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so by the company. If you are signing for the service on behalf of a company, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to act and enter into contracts on behalf of that company.
- License. Subject to payment of all applicable fees (see Section 12 (Fees)) and your compliance with these Terms of Service, Company grants you a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, revocable as stated in this Agreement, non-transferable license to access the Company websites (located at the following URLs: https://datastreetapp.com/) and http://app.datastreetapp.com, and to use the Service, including the DataStreet mobile applications. No part of the Service, including the Website or mobile applications, may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, modified, sold, resold, distributed, transmitted, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without the prior express written consent of Company. All rights not expressly granted in this Agreement are reserved by Company. Without limitation, this Agreement grants you no rights to the intellectual property of Company or any other party, except as expressly stated in this Agreement. The license granted in this section is conditioned on your compliance with this Agreement. Your rights under this section will immediately terminate if, in the sole judgment of Company, you have breached any provision of this Agreement. This license is per-user; each authorized user must have a separate account, and must not share his or her account (see Section 10.4 (Account Security)).
- Software as a Service. Company provides software as a service for construction project management (the “SaaS”).
6.1. Software Updates. One major benefit of SaaS is that our software is continually updated. To deliver this benefit, Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to update, modify, or remove features, functionality, or other aspects of its SaaS at any time.
6.2. Downtime. While Company takes commercially reasonable measure to keep its SaaS continuously available, the SaaS may be subject to unscheduled downtime. This Agreement does not include a Service Level Agreement; see also Section 19.1 (No Warranties). In addition, Company may take the SaaS offline briefly for occasional maintenance. Company will notify subscribers of these scheduled downtimes in advance.
- Managing Contracts. The DataStreet SaaS includes features for managing contracts and the relationships between general contractors and subcontractors. Features include submitting and approving time-and-materials or fixed-price work authorizations (“Authorization”s), collecting data on work performed and materials used for open tickets under Authorizations (“Ticket”s), and finalizing and approving change order requests (“COR”s).
7.1. During project setup in the SaaS, each contract party designates individuals to approve Authorizations and CORs (“Authorized Signer”s). Contract parties are responsible for ensuring that the correct individuals are designated as Authorized Signers.
7.2. Other than Authorizations and CORs approved by valid Authorized Signers, nothing in the SaaS, and no communications done through it, shall be deemed to modify any contract.
7.3. DataStreet shall not be liable for any incorrect entry or modification of data related to Authorized Signer identity, contract terms, Authorizations, CORs, or Tickets.
7.4. Contract parties are responsible for ensuring that digital Authorizations, CORs, and Ticket data created through the SaaS will be deemed effective to amend their underlying contracts.
7.5. DataStreet is not a party to any contract managed through the SaaS.
- No Reliance on Third Party Content. Opinions, advice, statements, or other information made available through the Service by third parties are those of their respective authors, and should not necessarily be relied upon. Those authors are solely responsible for their content. Company does not: (i) guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any third-party information accessible on or through the Service; or (ii) adopt, endorse, or accept responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made by a third party through the Service. Under no circumstances will Company be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from your reliance on information or other content posted through the Service transmitted to or by any third party.
- Assumption of Risk; Release. You knowingly and freely assume all risk when using the Service. You, on behalf of yourself, your personal representatives, and your heirs, voluntarily agree to release, waive, discharge, hold harmless, defend, and indemnify DataStreet LLC and its stockholders, officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, consultants, representatives, sublicensees, successors, and assigns (collectively, the “Company Parties”) from any and all claims, actions, or losses for bodily injury, property damage, wrongful death, emotional distress, loss of privacy, or other damages or harm, whether to you or to third parties, that may result from your use of the Service.
- User Account, Accuracy, and Security.
10.1. User Account. To use the Service, you must register and create a user account (“Account”). During the Account creation process, you will be asked to provide information that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”).
10.3. No Pseudonyms. You must use your real name on DataStreet; pseudonyms are not allowed. Any use of a pseudonym violates Section 10.2 (Account Information Accuracy) and is cause for suspension or deletion of your Account.
10.4. Account Security. You will also be asked to provide a username, password, and possibly other information to secure your Account. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of this security information, including your password. You may not use the username or password of any other person, nor may you share your username and password, nor may you circumvent any authentication mechanism requiring the entry of usernames, passwords, or any other information to gain unauthorized access to the Service. You agree to notify Company immediately of any unauthorized use of your Account. Company shall not be liable for any loss that you incur because of someone else using your Account, either with or without your knowledge. You may be held liable for any losses incurred by Company, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives due to someone else’s use of your Account.
- Consent to Receive Electronic Communications from Company. By registering for the Service and providing your name, email address, or phone number through the Service, you expressly consent to receive electronic and other communications from Company, over the short term and periodically, including email and short-message service (“SMS” or “text message”) communications. These communications will be transactional messages about the Service, new product offers, promotions, and other matters. Other than transactional messages regarding the Service, you may opt out of receiving electronic communications at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions contained in each communication, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You agree that these electronic communications satisfy any legal requirements that communications or notices to you be in writing. Please note that the only way to opt of all communications from the Company is to cease use of the Service.
12.1. Subscription Fees. As discussed in Section 6 (Software as a Service), DataStreet is a paid service requiring a “Subscription”. Paying subscribers receive a license to use the DataStreet web-based software and downloadable mobile applications (see Section 5 (License)). Current pricing and available plans are listed at https://datastreetapp.com/pricing.
12.2. User Seats. Subscriptions are billed to a company on a per-user basis. Each individual using the Service must have a separate user account. A subscribing company may add or remove user seats at any time, for which seat license fees will be billed or credited on a monthly basis. (For example, if a company with a 10-user 12-month Subscription deletes one user seat in the second month, Company will credit 10 user-months toward the next monthly billing cycle.)
12.3. Automatic Billing. Company will bill your Subscription fees automatically to the payment method you designate when signing up. Monthly subscriptions are billed at the beginning of each month.
12.4. Automatic Renewal. Unless you cancel your Subscription (see Section 12.7 (Cancellation)), your Subscription will renew automatically at the end of its term. Please see Section 12.7 (Cancellation).
12.5. Nonpayment. If a billing attempt fails, DataStreet will deny access to the SaaS until payment is made.
12.6. Trial Period. At Company’s discrention, new customers may be eligible for a 30-day free trial of the Service. At the end of the 30-day trial, the customer may convert to a paid plan at Company’s then-current pricing (see Section 12.1 (Subscription Fees)). If the customer does not convert to a paid plan, all user accounts will be terminated and all data will be deleted after 60 days.
12.7.1. How to Cancel. You may cancel your SaaS Subscription from within the DataStreet app. Please see the Company FAQs and PDF step-by-step guide on how to cancel individual licenses or a Subscription. Cancellation of your Subscription is not effective until a Company representative confirms it.
12.7.2. Effect of Cancellation. There are two types of cancellations. A license may be canceled, which is when an administrator of your account removes a license from your account. And second, a Subscription may be canceled, which is when a company stops using the program and is refunded as per the agreement below.
- a) License Cancellations. Upon canceling a license, credit for funds paid for the license will be maintained and applied to future licenses.
- b) Subscription Cancellations. For Subscriptions, there is a cancellation fee of 3% of the entire amount due in your billing cycle, which will be either monthly or annually. Thus, if you are on a monthly billing cycle, your cancellation fee will be equal to the number of your licenses, times the cost of each license for the billing cycle, times 3%. If you are on an annual billing cycle, your cancellation fee will be equal to the number of licenses, times the monthly cost of each license, times twelve, times 3%. Company will be reimbursed the remaining funds left in the billing cycle, less the cancelation fee. The reimbursement will occur within 5-10 business days. The reimbursements are handled by Company’s payment processor, and thus Company does not have control over the exact timing of the reimbursement. Once your Subscription cancellation is confirmed by Company, your Subscription will be terminated, all data related to your account will be deleted, and all licenses will lose access to the app.
12.8. Reserved Rights for Company’s Fees.
12.8.1. Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the fees and charges in effect, or to add new fees and charges, by posting such changes or providing notice to you.
12.8.2. Company’s decision not to exercise any specific right or require performance of any specific obligation under this Agreement, including collecting regularly recurring fees from you, shall not affect Company’s later ability to exercise those rights or to require performance at any later time. Company’s waiver of your breach shall not constitute a waiver of any later breach by you, or by any other user of the Service. By using the Service, you authorize Company or its payment processor to charge Company’s fees to the payment method you provide, in addition to applicable sales and other taxes.
- Third Party Websites. The Service is linked with the websites of third parties (“Third Party Websites”), some of whom may have established relationships with Company and some of whom may not. Company does not have control over the content and performance of Third Party Websites. Company has not reviewed, and cannot review or control, all of the material, including computer software or other goods or services, made available on Third Party Websites. Accordingly, Company does not represent, warrant, or endorse any Third Party Websites, or the accuracy, currency, content, fitness, lawfulness, or quality of the information, material, goods, or services available through Third Party Websites. Company disclaims, and you agree to assume, all responsibility and liability for any damages or other harm, whether to you or to third parties, resulting from your use of Third Party Websites.
- User Content.
14.1. User Content Defined. “User Content” is any content, material, or information, not including personally identifiable information (e.g., first and last name, phone number, email address, etc.), that you submit, upload, and/or post to, or transmit, display, perform, or distribute through the Service, whether in connection with your use of the Service or otherwise. This includes, without limitation, information about contracts, change order requests, etc.
14.2. You Own Your User Content. Company does not claim ownership of any User Content. You retain all right, title, and interest, including without limitation all worldwide intellectual property rights, in and to your User Content.
14.3. License of User Content. By submitting, uploading, or posting User Content in any form with, through, or to the Service, you grant the Company Parties a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted, fully paid-up, worldwide, sublicensable, revocable (see Section 5 (License)), assignable license to copy or otherwise reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, distribute, enhance, transmit, publicly display or perform, reformat, and/or otherwise use User Content in connection with the operation of the Service, or any other similar or related business, in any medium now existing or later devised, including without limitation in advertising and publicity. You further agree that the Company Parties may publish or otherwise disclose your personal information in connection with their exercise of the license granted under this section. You agree to waive, and waive, any claims arising from or relating to the exercise by the Company Parties of the rights granted under this section, including without limitation any claims relating to your rights of personal privacy and publicity. You will not be compensated for any exercise of the license granted under this section.
14.4. Your Representations About User Content. You represent and warrant that you: (a) own all rights, title, and interest in and to all User Content you submit, or are otherwise authorized to grant the rights provided the Company Parties under this section; or (b) have written consent, release, and/or permission of every identifiable individual person in any User Content you submit to use the name and likeness of every identifiable person in the User Content. You agree that you will not submit any User Content that does not fully comply with Company’s prohibitions against Objectionable Content, as detailed in Section 16 (Objectionable Content).
14.5. Company’s Right to Reject User Content. Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject any User Content for any reason. The categories specified in Section 16 (Objectionable Content) and Section 17 (Prohibited Uses) are not exhaustive lists of content that Company reserves the right to remove or deny.
- Your Responsibility for Defamatory Comments.
15.1. If you post defamatory statements to the Service, persons harmed by those statements may sue you and seek damages. Under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 (47 U.S.C. Section 230, available at https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/47/230), Company cannot be held liable for your statements that are defamatory or otherwise legally actionable.
15.2. If you raise or file any claim against Company for conduct that a Court of Competent Jurisdiction later finds to constitute an “exercise of a publisher’s traditional editorial functions,” or the legal equivalent, you agree to fully and immediately compensate Company for all losses, liability, damages, costs, and expenses, including without limitation all attorneys’ fees and expenses in defending the action and resolving the matter. If you fail to compensate Company for any such claim, you agree and authorize Company to report your Personal Information, including without limitation your unpaid claim, to consumer credit reporting services, collection agencies, and others.
- Prohibited Uses. Company imposes certain restrictions on your use of the Service. Any violation of this section may subject you to civil and/or criminal liability. The following are expressly prohibited:
17.1. harassing or stalking any person, or contacting any person who has requested not to be contacted
17.2. providing false, misleading, or inaccurate information to Company or to any other person in connection with the Service
17.3. impersonating, or otherwise misrepresenting affiliation, connection, or association with, any person or entity
17.4. modifying any advertisement posted through the Service
17.5. harvesting or otherwise collecting information about users, including email addresses and phone numbers
17.6. without express written permission from Company, using or attempting to use any engine, software, tool, agent, or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars, or intelligent agents) to harvest or otherwise collect information from the Service for any use, including without limitation use on Third Party Websites
17.7. accessing content or data not intended for you, or logging into a server or account that you are not authorized to access
17.8. attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Service, or any associated system or network, or breaching security or authentication measures without proper authorization
17.9. interfering or attempting to interfere with the use of the Service by any other user, computer, or network, including (without limitation) by submitting malware or exploiting software vulnerabilities
17.10. using the Service to send unsolicited email, including without limitation promotions or advertisements for products or services
17.11. forging, modifying, or falsifying any network packet or protocol header or metadata in any connection with, or transmission to, the Service (for example, SMTP email headers, HTTP headers, or Internet Protocol packet headers)
17.12. while using the Service, using ad-blocking or other content-blocking software, browser extensions, or built-in browser options designed to hide, block, or prevent the proper display of online advertising
17.13. attempting to modify, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reduce or attempt to reduce to a human-perceivable form any of the source code used by the Company Parties in providing the Service, including without limitation any fraudulent effort to modify software or any other technological mechanism for measuring the number of impressions generated by individual content and/or the overall Service to determine and/or audit advertising revenues and payments, if applicable
17.14. creating additional accounts to promote your (or another’s) business, or causing others to do so
17.15. paying anyone for interactions on the Service
- Intellectual Property.
18.1. Compliance with Law.
18.1.1. You represent and warrant that, when using the Service, you will obey all applicable laws and respect the intellectual property rights of others. Your use of the Service is at all times governed by and subject to copyright and other intellectual property laws. You agree not to upload, post, transmit, display, perform, or distribute any content, information, or other materials in violation of any third party’s copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
18.1.2. You represent and warrant that you are the sole and exclusive owner of any User Content that you submit through the Service. You shall be solely responsible for any violations of any laws and for any infringements of third-party rights caused by your use of the Service. DataStreet users bear the sole burden of proving that content, information, or other materials do not violate any laws or third-party rights.
18.2. Trademarks. DataStreet and the DataStreet logo (collectively, the “Company Marks”) are trademarks or registered trademarks of Company. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics, logos, and domain names appearing anywhere on, through, or in connection with the Service may be the trademarks of third parties. Neither your use of the Service nor this Agreement grant you any right, title, or interest in, or any license to reproduce or otherwise use, the Company Marks or any third-party trademarks, service marks, graphics, logos, or domain names. You agree that any goodwill in the Company Marks generated as a result of your use of the Service will inure to the benefit of Company, and you agree to assign, and do assign, all such goodwill to Company. You shall not at any time, nor shall you assist others to, challenge Company’s right, title, or interest in, or the validity of, the Company Marks.
18.3. Copyrighted Materials; Copyright Notice. All content and other materials available through the Service, including without limitation the DataStreet logo, design, text, graphics, and other files, and their selection, arrangement, and organization, are either owned by Company or are the property of Company’s licensors and suppliers. Except as explicitly provided, neither your use of the Service nor this Agreement grant you any right, title, or interest in any such materials.
18.4. DMCA Policy.
18.4.1. As Company asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, Company respects the intellectual property rights of others. Company follows the notice and takedown procedures in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”).
18.4.2. If you believe content located on or linked to by the Service violates your copyright, please immediately notify Company by emailed DMCA takedown notice (“Infringement Notice”), providing the information described below. If Company takes action in response to an Infringement Notice, it will make a good faith attempt to contact the party who made the content available at the most recent email address that party provided to Company.
18.4.3. Under the DMCA, you may be held liable for damages based on material misrepresentations in your Infringement Notice. You must also make a good-faith evaluation of whether the use of your content is a fair use; fair uses are not infringing. (See 17 U.S.C. Section 107, available at https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/107, and Lenz v. Universal Music Corp., No. 13-16106 (9th Cir. Sep. 14, 2015), available at https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/2937139/stephanie-lenz-v-universal-music-corp/.) If you are not sure if content located on or linked to by the Service infringes your copyright, you should first contact an attorney.
18.4.4. The DMCA requires that all Infringement Notices must include the following:
188.8.131.52. A signature, electronic or physical, of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf;
184.108.40.206. An identification of the copyright claimed to have been infringed;
220.127.116.11. A description of the nature and location of the material that you claim to infringe your copyright, in sufficient detail to permit Company to find and positively identify that material;
18.104.22.168. Your name, address, telephone number, and email address; and
22.214.171.124. A statement by you: (i) that you believe in good faith that the use of the material that you claim to infringe your copyright is not authorized by law, or by the copyright owner or such owner’s agent; and, (ii) under penalty of perjury, that all of the information contained in your Infringement Notice is accurate, and that you are either the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf.
18.4.5. Infringement Notices should be sent to email@example.com with the subject line “DMCA Notice: (INSERT YOUR NAME OR YOUR COMPANY’S NAME)”.
18.4.6. Company will respond to all DMCA-compliant Infringement Notices, including, as required or appropriate, by removing the offending material or disabling all links to the offending material.
18.4.7. Disclosure. All received Infringement Notices may be posted in full to the Lumen database (https://lumendatabase.org/), previously known as the Chilling Effects Clearinghouse.
- Disclaimers; Limitation of Liability.
19.1. No Warranties. Company, on behalf of itself and its licensors and suppliers, expressly disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, regarding the Service, arising by operation of law or otherwise, including without limitation any and all implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, no encumbrance, or title, in addition to any warranties arising from a course of dealing, usage, or trade practice. Neither Company nor its licensors or suppliers warrants that the Service will meet your requirements, or that the operation of the Service will be uninterrupted or error-free. Company disclaims all implied liability for damages arising out of the furnishing of the Service pursuant to this Agreement, including without limitation, mistakes, omissions, interruptions, delays, tortious conduct, errors, representations, or other defects arising out of the failure to the furnish the Service, whether caused by acts of commission or omission, or any other damage occurring. Company shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or punitive damages (including without limitation damages for lost profits or lost revenues), whether caused by the acts or omissions of Company, Company Parties, or DataStreet users, or their agents or representatives.
19.2. Your Responsibility for Loss or Damage; Backup of Data.
19.2.1. You agree that your use of the Service is at your sole risk. You will not hold Company or its licensors and suppliers, as applicable, responsible for any loss or damage that results from your access to and/or use of the Service, including without limitation any loss or damage to any of your computers, mobile devices, including without limitations tablets and/or smartphones, or data. The Service may contain bugs, errors, problems, or other limitations.
19.2.2. Importantly, you acknowledge that a catastrophic disk failure or other similar event could result in the loss of all of the data related to your account. You agree and understand that it is your responsibility to keep backups of important data.
19.3. Limitation of Liability. In no event shall Company or its licensors or suppliers be liable to you for any claims arising from your use with the Service, including without limitation for special, incidental, or consequential damages, lost profits, lost data or confidential or other information, loss of privacy, costs of procurement of substitute goods or services, failure to meet any duty including without limitation of good faith or of reasonable care, negligence, or otherwise, regardless of the foreseeability of those damages or of any advice or notice given to Company or its licensors and suppliers arising out of or in connection with your use of the Service. This limitation shall apply regardless of whether the damages arise out of breach of contract, tort, or any other legal theory or form of action. You agree that this limitation of liability represents a reasonable allocation of risk and is a fundamental element of the basis of the bargain between Company and you. The Service would not be provided without such limitations.
19.4. Application of Disclaimers. The above disclaimers, waivers, and limitations do not in any way limit any other disclaimer of warranties or any other limitation of liability in any other agreement between you and Company or between you and any of Company’s licensors and suppliers. Some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of certain implied warranties or the limitation of certain damages, so some of the above disclaimers, waivers, and limitations of liability may not apply to you. Company’s licensors and suppliers are intended third-party beneficiaries of these disclaimers, waivers, and limitations. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you through the Service or otherwise shall alter any of the disclaimers or limitations stated in this section.
- Your Representations and Warranties. You represent and warrant that your use of the Service will be in accordance with this Agreement and any other Company policies, and with any applicable laws or regulations.
- Indemnity by You.
21.1. Without limiting any indemnification provision of this Agreement, you (the “Indemnitor”) agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Company and the Company Parties (collectively, the “Indemnitees”) from and against any and all claims, actions, demands, causes of action, and other proceedings (individually, “Claim”, and collectively, “Claims”), including but not limited to legal costs and fees, and providing sole and exclusive control of the defense of any action to Company, including the choice of legal counsel and all related settlement negotiations, arising out of or relating to: (i) the relationship between you and Company, whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation, or any other legal theory; (ii) your breach of this Agreement, including without limitation any representation or warranty contained in this Agreement; (iii) your access to or use of the Service; (iv) your provision to Company or any of the Indemnitees of information or other data; (v) your violation or alleged violation of any foreign or domestic, international, federal, state, or local law or regulation; or (vi) your violation or alleged violation of any third party’s copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
21.2. The Indemnitees each have the individual right, but not the obligation, to participate through counsel of their choice in any defense by you of any Claim as to which you are required to defend, indemnify, or hold harmless any, each, and/or all Indemnitees. You may not settle any Claim without the prior written consent of the concerned Company Parties.
21.3. Without limitation, the Indemnitor also agrees to compensate Company for any and all lost revenues, future lost profits, reasonable search costs, and any other reasonable expenses resulting from any Indemnitor violation of Section 17 (Prohibited Uses), including without limitation any suspension of affiliate accounts or affiliate payment attributable to fraudulent efforts to manipulate or otherwise modify reported impressions generated by the Company Parties under any affiliate advertising agreement.
- Dispute Resolution.
22.1. Binding Arbitration.
22.1.1. If you and Company cannot resolve a Claim through negotiations, either party may elect to have the Claim finally and exclusively resolved by binding arbitration. Any election to arbitrate by one party shall be final and binding on the other(s).
22.1.2. You acknowledge that without this provision, you would have the right to sue in court with a jury trial or to participate in a class action.
22.1.3. The language in this Agreement shall be interpreted in accordance with its fair meaning and not strictly for or against either party.
22.1.4. The arbitration shall be commenced and conducted under the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as modified by this Agreement, available at the AAA website www.adr.org or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879. Except as otherwise provided for in this Agreement, Company will pay the AAA filing, administration, and arbitrator fees. If, however, the arbitrator finds that either the substance of your claim or the relief sought is frivolous or brought for an improper purpose (as measured by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(b) standards), then you will pay the arbitrator fees, in addition to any amount that exceeds the filing fees. In that case, you also agree to reimburse Company for all payments disbursed that are your obligation to reimburse under the AAA Rules. The arbitrator is bound by the terms of this Agreement. All issues are for the arbitrator to resolve, except that issues relating to the enforceability of the arbitration provision are for a Court of Competent Jurisdiction to resolve. The arbitration may be conducted in person, through document submission, through telephone, or online. The arbitrator will issue a decision in writing, but need only provide a statement of reasons if requested by a party. The arbitrator must follow applicable law, and any award may be challenged if the arbitrator fails to do so. Company may litigate to compel arbitration in court, to stay proceedings pending arbitration, or to modify, confirm, vacate, or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator. The arbitrator shall award costs to the prevailing party (including, without limitation, fees, expenses, and reasonable attorneys’ fees) at any time during the proceeding and upon request from either party, within 14 days of the arbitrator’s ruling on the merits.
22.2. Restrictions Against Joinder of Claims.
22.2.1. You and Company agree that any arbitration shall be limited to each Claim individually. You and Company agree that each may only bring claims against the other in your or Company’s individual capacity and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative proceeding.
22.2.2. If this specific provision is found to be unenforceable in a Court of Competent Jurisdiction, the Claim will still be finally and exclusively resolved by binding arbitration upon the election of either party, and any election to arbitrate by one party shall be final and binding on the other(s). In addition: (1) no arbitration shall be joined with any other arbitration, and (2) there is no right for any Claim to be arbitrated on a class-action basis or to employ class action procedures, and (3) there is no right of authority for any dispute to be brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf either of the general public or any other individuals.
22.3. Remedies in Aid of Arbitration; Equitable Relief. This agreement to arbitrate will not preclude you or Company from seeking provisional remedies in aid of arbitration, including without limitation orders to stay a court action, compel arbitration, or confirm an arbitral award, from a Court of Competent Jurisdiction. Furthermore, this agreement to arbitrate will not preclude you or Company from applying to a Court of Competent Jurisdiction for a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction, or other interim or conservatory relief, as necessary. “Court of Competent Jurisdiction” means any federal or state court: (1) that has jurisdiction over the subject matter; and (2) that is located in the State of Arizona.
22.4. Venue for any Judicial Proceeding.
22.4.1. This Agreement, including without limitation this Agreement’s interpretation, shall be treated as though this Agreement were executed and performed in the State of Arizona, and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Arizona without regard to its conflict of law principles. The language in this Agreement shall be interpreted in accordance with its fair meaning and not strictly for or against either party.
22.4.2. The proper venue for any judicial action arising out of, relating to, or in connection with this Agreement will be the state and federal courts located in or nearest to Phoenix, Arizona. The parties stipulate to, and agree to waive any objection to, the personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts, and further expressly submit to extraterritorial service of process.
23.1. By Company. Without limiting any other provision of this Agreement, Company reserves the right to, in Company’s sole discretion and without notice or liability, deny use of the Service to any person for any reason or for no reason at all, including without limitation for any breach or suspected breach of any representation, warranty, or covenant contained in this Agreement, or of any applicable law or regulation.
23.2. Automatic Termination Upon Breach by You. This Agreement shall automatically terminate if you breach any of this Agreement’s representations, warranties, or covenants. This termination is automatic, and does not require any action by Company.
23.3. By You. You may terminate this Agreement and your rights under it at any time, for any or no reason at all, by providing to Company notice of your intention to do so, in the manner required by Section 24 (Notices).
23.4. Effect of Termination.
23.4.1. Any termination of this Agreement automatically terminates all rights and licenses granted to you under this Agreement, including all rights to use the Service. Upon termination, Company may, but has no obligation to, in Company’s sole discretion, rescind any services and/or delete from Company’s systems all your Personal Information and any other files or information that you made available to Company or that otherwise relate to your use of the Service. Upon termination, you shall stop any use of the Service.
23.4.2. After termination, Company reserves the right to exercise whatever means it deems necessary to prevent your unauthorized use of the Service, including without limitation technological barriers such as IP blocking and direct contact with your Internet Service Provider.
23.5. Legal Action. If Company takes legal action against you in connection with any actual or suspected breach of this Agreement, Company will be entitled to recover from you as part of such legal action, and you agree to pay, all reasonable costs and attorneys’ fees. The Company Parties will have no legal obligation or other liability to you or to any third party arising out of or relating to any termination of this Agreement.
- Notices. All notices required or permitted to be given under this Agreement must be in writing.
24.1. Company shall give any notice by email sent to the most recent email address, if any, provided by the intended recipient to Company. You agree that any notice received from Company electronically satisfies any legal requirement that such notice be in writing.
24.2. You bear the sole responsibility of ensuring that your email address on file with Company is accurate and current, and notice to you shall be deemed effective upon the sending by Company of an email to that address.
24.3. You shall give any notice to Company by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
25.1. Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Company and you concerning your use of the Service.
25.2. Partial Invalidity. Should any part of this Agreement be declared invalid, void, or unenforceable by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of any remaining portion of this Agreement, which shall remain in full effect, and the parties acknowledge and agree that they would have executed the remaining portion without including the part so declared by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction to be invalid, void, or unenforceable.
25.3. Amendments. This Agreement may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Company, or by the unilateral amendment of this Agreement by Company along with the posting by Company of that amended version.
25.4. No Waiver. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement, or any breach, in any one instance, will not waive that term or condition or any later breach.
25.5. Assignment. This Agreement and all of your rights and obligations under it will not be assignable or transferable by you without the prior written consent of Company. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors, and permitted assigns.
25.6. Independent Contractors. You and Company are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, or employee-employer relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.
25.7. No Third Party Beneficiaries. There are no third-party beneficiaries to this Agreement, with the following exceptions: the Company Parties; Company’s licensors and suppliers (to the extent expressly stated in this Agreement); and to the extent stated in the following Sections: Section 8 (No Reliance on Third Party Content), Section 13 (Third Party Websites), Section 19.4 (Application of Disclaimers).
25.8. Injunctive Relief. You acknowledge and agree that any actual or threatened breach of this Agreement or infringement of proprietary or other third-party rights by you would cause irreparable injury to Company and Company’s licensors and suppliers, and would therefore entitle Company or Company’s licensors or suppliers, as the case may be, to injunctive relief.
25.9. Headings. The headings in this Agreement are for convenience only, and shall have no legal or contractual effect.