2. TERMS APPLICABLE TO THE SITE
b. Restrictions on Use. You agree that you will not use the Site, or any proprietary content, information, or other materials published on the Site, except as authorized in writing by us. You agree that you will not directly or indirectly: (i) distribute, sell, assign, encumber, transfer, rent, lease, loan, sublicense, modify, time-share or otherwise exploit the Site in any unauthorized manner, including but not limited to by trespass or burdening network capacity; (ii) use the Site in any service bureau arrangement; (iii) copy, reproduce, adapt, create derivative works of, translate, localize, port or otherwise modify the Site, in whole or in part, or any updates to the Site in any form or manner or by any means; (iv) harvest or scrape any content or data from the Site, or (v) permit any third party to engage in any of the acts described in clauses (i) through (iv).
c. Unlawful Use. You further agree that you are not permitted to: (i) remove or alter any copyright or other proprietary rights’ notice or restrictive rights legend contained or included in the Site; (ii) decompile, disassemble, reverse compile, reverse assemble, reverse translate or otherwise reverse engineer any part of the Site in whole or in part, or any updates to the Site; or (iii) otherwise circumvent any functionality that controls access to or otherwise protects the Site. Any attempt to do any of the foregoing is a violation of our rights. If you breach these restrictions, you may be subject to prosecution and damages. You further agree not to use the Site in any manner to harass, abuse, stalk, threaten, defame or otherwise infringe or violate the rights of any other party, and that we are not in any way responsible for any such use by you, nor for any harassing, threatening, defamatory, offensive or illegal messages or transmissions that you may receive as a result of using the Site.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials available on the Site infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a written notice by mail or by e-mail requesting that we remove such material or block access to it. If you believe in good faith that someone has wrongly submitted a notice of copyright infringement to us involving content that you made available through the Site, the DMCA permits you to send us a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA.
e. We, and our licensors, reserve the right to change, suspend, remove, or disable access to the Site at any time without notice. In no event will we be liable for the removal of or disabling of access to any such Site. We may also impose limits on the use of or access to the Site, in any case and without notice or liability.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REMOVE ANY CONTENT, MATERIAL, OR SUBMISSION FOR ANY REASON, INCLUDING IF WE DETERMINE IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION VIOLATES ANY LAW OR RIGHT OF ANY PERSON, INFRINGES THE RIGHTS OF ANY PERSON, OR IS OTHERWISE INAPPROPRIATE FOR POSTING ON THE SITE.
g. Third-Party Materials. The Site may display, include, or make available content, data, information, applications or materials from third parties (“Third-Party Materials”) or provide links to certain third-party web sites. By using the Site, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, validity, copyright compliance, legality, decency, quality or any other aspect of such Third-Party Materials or web sites. We do not warrant or endorse and do not assume and will not have any liability or responsibility to you or any other person for any Third-Party Materials or web sites, or for any other materials, products, or services of third parties. Third Party Materials and links to other web sites are provided solely as a convenience to you.
3. Collection and Use of Data
b. Any and all (i) suggestions for correction, change and modification to the Site and other feedback (including but not limited to quotations of written or oral feedback), information and reports provided to us by you (collectively “Feedback”), and all (ii) improvements, updates, modifications or enhancements, whether made, created or developed by us or otherwise relating to the Site and/or Service (collectively, “Revisions”), are and will remain our property. You agree that any contribution of Feedback or Revisions does not and will not give or grant you any right, title or interest in the Site or in any such Feedback or Revisions. You agree to assign to us any and all right, title and interest (including, but not limited to, any patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, show-how, know-how, moral rights and any and all other intellectual property right) that you may have in and to any and all Feedback and Revisions.
5. Disclaimer of Warranties & Limitation of Liability
a. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SITE. YOU AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY AND EFFORT IS WITH YOU. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY THIRD PARTY MATERIALS) ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE AND THE SITE (INCLUDING THE USE, PERFORMANCE AND SUPPORT OF THE SITE), EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND/OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OF ACCURACY, OF QUIET ENJOYMENT, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, INTERFERENCE WITH ENJOYMENT, COMPLETENESS, INTEGRATION, FREEDOM FROM DEFECTS OR DISABLING DEVICES, THAT ACCESS TO THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR VIRUS- OR ERROR-FREE, AND ALL WARRANTIES IMPLIED FROM ANY COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE.
6. ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER
This Section includes an arbitration agreement and an agreement that all claims will be brought only in an individual capacity (and not as a Class Action or other representative proceeding). Please read it carefully. You may opt out of the arbitration agreement by following the opt out procedure described below.
a. Informal Process First. You agree that in the event of any dispute between you and us, you will first contact us and make a good faith sustained effort to resolve the dispute before resorting to more formal means of resolution, including without limitation any court action.
Class Action Waiver
Any Claim must be brought in the respective party’s individual capacity, and not as a participant or class member in any purported class, collective, representative, multiple plaintiff, or similar proceeding (“Class Action”). The parties waive any ability to maintain any Class Action in any forum. If the Claim is subject to arbitration, the arbitrator will not have authority to combine or aggregate similar claims or conduct any Class Action nor make an award to any person or entity not a party to the arbitration. Any claim that all or part of this Class Action Waiver is unenforceable, unconscionable, void, or voidable may be determined only by a court of competent jurisdiction and not by an arbitrator. The parties understand that any right to litigate in court, to have a judge or jury decide their case, or to be a party to a class or representative action, is waived, and that any claims must be decided individually, through arbitration.
If this Class Action waiver is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of the Arbitration Agreement, if otherwise effective, will be null and void. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party’s individual claim. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, you and us each waive any right to a jury trial.
7. GENERAL PROVISIONS
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users of the Site receive the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Service of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112 Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.