Terms and conditions
General Terms and Conditions
coworkHERS TERMS AND CONDITIONS (last updated (7/1/20)
coworkHERS Memberships are month-‐to-‐month. coworkHERS requires that members give 30-day notice by the last business day of the month if they do not wish to renew their membership.
There is member handbook available, please request a copy if you cannot find the binder on the bookcase at coworkHERS. Below are the Terms and Conditions of your membership agreement.
Eligibility. The Site and services it describes are available only to individuals who are at least 16 years old, unless we specify otherwise. No one under this age may access or use the Site or provide any personal information through the Site.
Content. The text, images, videos, audio clips, software, and other content generated, provided, or otherwise made accessible on or through the Site (collectively, “Content”) are contributed by us and our licensors. The Content and the Site are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. We and our licensors retain all proprietary rights in the Site and the Content made available on or through the Site, and, except as expressly set forth in these Website Terms, no rights are granted to any Content. Subject to these Website Terms, we grant each user of the Site a worldwide, non-‐ exclusive, non-‐sublicensable and non-‐transferable license to use (i.e., to download and display locally) Content solely for viewing, browsing and using the functionality of the Site. All Content is for general informational purposes only. We reserve the right, but do not have any obligation to monitor, remove, edit, modify or remove any Content, in our sole discretion, at any time for any reason or for no reason at all.
Disclaimer; Limitation of liability. To the extent permitted by law, we and our affiliates, parents, and successors and each of our and their employees, assignees, officers, agents and directors (collectively, the “coworkHERS Parties”) disclaim all warranties and terms, express or implied, with respect to the Site, Content or services (including third party services) on or accessible through the Site, including any warranties or terms of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, non-‐ infringement and any implied warranties, or arising from course of dealing, course of performance or usage in trade. In no event shall the coworkHERS Parties be liable under contract, tort, strict liability, negligence or any other legal or equitable theory with respect to the Site for (a) any special, indirect, incidental, punitive, compensatory or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever (however arising) or (b) damages in excess of (in the aggregate) US$100.
Miscellaneous. These Website Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Maine, excluding its conflicts of law rules, and the United States of America. These Website Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding the Site and supersedes and merges any prior proposals, understandings and contemporaneous communications. If any provision of these Website Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Website Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. In order for any waiver of compliance with these Website Terms to be binding, we must provide you with written notice of such waiver. The failure of either party to enforce its rights under these Website Terms at any time for any period will not be construed as a waiver of such rights.
Image Permissions. I hereby grant coworkHERS, its directors, officers, employees, agents, and designees, non-revocable permission to capture my image and likeness in photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, recordings, or any other media (collectively “Images”). I acknowledge that coworkHERS will own such Images and further grant the coworkHERS permission to copyright, display, publish, distribute, use, modify, print and reprint such Images in any manner whatsoever related to coworkHERS business, including without limitation, publications, advertisements, brochures, website images, or other electronic displays and transmissions thereof. I further waive any right to inspect or approve the use of the Image by the coworkHERS prior to its use. I forever release and hold the coworkHERS harmless from any and all liability arising out of the use of the Images in any manner or media whatsoever, and waive any and all claims and causes of action relating to use of the Images, including without limitation, claims for invasion of privacy rights or publicity.
Contact. If you have any questions, complaints, or claims with respect to the Site, you may contact us at Attn: Heather Ashby, c/o coworkHERS LLC., 411 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 14101, United States or [email protected]
Please read these Terms carefully, as they affect your legal rights. Among other things, these Terms include your agreement that except for certain types of disputes described in the “Governing Law; Arbitration and Class Action Waiver” section below, you agree that disputes between you and us will be resolved by binding, individual arbitration and you waive your right to participate in a class-action lawsuit or class-‐wide arbitration. If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact [email protected] By using the Services, you are agreeing to abide by and be bound by these Terms.
Who we are. We create online and physical communities for creators, freelancers and entrepreneurs. Who we are for the purposes of these Terms is coworkHERS LLC set forth on your invoice. We reserve the right to change the legal entity that charges you for the Services. The relevant entity with which you enter into these Terms shall be known in these Terms as “we,” “our” “us” or “coworkHERS”.
Who you are. References to “you,” “your” and similar words in these Terms refer to the individual or entity registering for any Services and agreeing to be bound by these Terms. If you are entering into these Terms on behalf of an entity, you represent and warrant that you have all necessary right, authority, and consent to bind such entity to these Terms.
For the avoidance of doubt, references to “Services” in these Terms refer to your access to and use of our online member network, member-‐only events, offerings, and space in coworkHERS and certain other related services and features we provide. The exact Services you receive will depend on (a) the product or services you have purchased; (b) the Services available, and (c) additional features and services selected by you, such as through a “Service Package”, which may be subject to additional guidelines, terms, conditions and/or rules (“Additional Terms”), including additional payment obligations.
“Services” do not include, and we are not involved in or liable for, the provision of products or services by third parties (“Third Party Services”) that you may elect to purchase in connection with your Membership, such as group health insurance, parking, gym memberships or payroll services. Third-Party Services are provided solely by the applicable third party (“Third Party Service Providers”) and pursuant to separate arrangements between you and the applicable Third Party Service Providers. These Third-Party Service Providers’ terms and conditions will control with respect to the relevant Third Party Services.
Some features of the Services may be subject to Additional Terms, which will be posted with those features or otherwise communicated to you. We will consider your use of those features your acceptance of the applicable Additional Terms, and those Additional Terms will be incorporated in these Terms by this reference.
How we might change our Services or these Terms. The availability and scope of the Services, as well as the availability and scope of benefits we offer in relation to Third Party Services, are subject to change from time to time in our sole discretion. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge that our Premises, and the Services we may offer at any of our Premises, are also subject to change from time to time. From time to time, we may also make modifications, deletions or additions to these Terms and will provide you with notice of changes to these Terms or to Services that apply to you, by emailing the last email address provided by you in your profile or by posting a notice on the coworkHERS Network. Most changes will be effective immediately upon notice, except that pricing and fee changes will be effective upon your next subscription period. If you don’t agree with the changes, you may cancel your Membership at any time, but note that there are no refunds for early cancellation.
Creating Your Membership
Passwords and pin codes. Do not reveal your account password or share your pin code or other access device or credentials to anyone else (or let them use your account), and don’t make any copies of any keys, keycards, or other means of entry to our Premises (each, an “Access Device”). You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and the security of your Access Device. You must promptly notify us if you suspect your password or Access Device has been compromised. Access Devices remain our property, and you must return them immediately upon termination or expiration of your Membership. You may be charged a replacement fee for any lost or damaged Access Devices.
Linking to a company. During the registration process, you may identify a Company (defined below) with whom your profile is associated. Alternatively, your individual profile may have been created by an authorized representative of your employer or other entity for which you provide services (a “Company”), and your profile will be associated with such a Company. You agree that you will not falsely represent your association with any Company, impersonate any third party, or otherwise submit or present any false or misleading information to us or the coworkHERS community. In the event your relationship with the Company in your profile changes or ends, you agree to promptly update your profile to reflect this, you may submit a request to do so at [email protected] If your Membership is provided by a Company, you may lose access to the Services upon termination or change in the status of your relationship with such Company. If you are an authorized representative of an entity receiving the Services, you hereby warrant and represent to us that (a) you have the proper authority to create, terminate and maintain the company account and to add and remove individual members to and from the account and (b) you have obtained all necessary consent from any applicable individuals for the creation of their accounts and the processing of individual information within and outside of the US. You agree to indemnify us for any loss we may suffer as a result of any breach of these warranties and representations.
Paying for Your Membership
By signing up for a coworkHERS Membership, or any other Services (including any Service Packages or Daily Desk or Conference Room reservations) and providing your payment information, you agree to pay us the recurring or nonrecurring fees associated with the particular Services you are purchasing, as displayed to you at the time you create your account and/or sign up for the relevant Services, or as updated by us from time to time upon notice to you. You acknowledge and agree that the payment method provided by you will be automatically charged the fees and any other amounts you may incur or be liable for (including for damages caused to any of our Premises or property) in connection with the Services. Only a single payment method may be used at any given time to make payments for all Services you purchase in a single transaction. You must keep your payment information up-‐to-‐date and accurate. Recurring fees, which may include recurring membership fees (“Membership Fees”) and any other recurring fees you have agreed to in connection with the Services will be charged on the first (1st) of each month unless we notify you otherwise. Overage fees and other non-‐recurring fees will be charged within thirty (30) days of you accruing such fees. If payment for your Membership Fee or any other accrued and outstanding fee is not made by the tenth (10th) of the month in which such payment is due, you will be responsible for paying the then-‐current late charge. The current late fee schedule is listed in the coworkHERS membership packet. Your use of the Services may be immediately suspended, and eventually terminated, if we are unable to charge your payment instrument for any reason. When we receive funds from you, we will ﬁrst apply the funds to any balances which are in arrears and to the earliest month due to ﬁrst. Once past balances are satisﬁed, any remaining portion of the funds will be applied to current fees due. The fees applicable to your account may be subject to modification from time to time, and such modifications will become effective upon your next subscription period. Your continued use of the Services following notice of any such modifications, and through the next payment date, constitutes your agreement to such modified fees. You may at any time cancel your account as set forth below if you do not agree to any modified fees. If we have charged you VAT (Value Added Tax) and if, according to law, the Services provided by us to you pursuant to these terms are at any time found to be exempt from VAT, then we will credit the VAT charged to you and collected by us. In addition, in such an event, the fee charged to you will be retroactively increased by an amount equal to the VAT amount that is to be credited to you. Such credits and accompanying fee increase will offset each other and the total amount paid to us by you will remain the same.
Using and Terminating the Services
House Rules. coworkHERS has its own House Rules governing the expected behavior in such Premises, which you can find at such Premises and which you must comply with while using Services in such Premises. The House Rules or use Services are hereby incorporated into these Terms. House Rules may be revised from time to time. In general, we expect that you will not perform any activity that is reasonably likely to be disruptive, damaging, or dangerous to us, our employees or agents, other members, any guests, or any other third parties or any pets or property of any of the foregoing. If you have questions about the guidelines for any of our Premises, please inquire at [email protected]
Service Restrictions. Your Membership and/or account, to the extent applicable, is specific to you. You cannot add additional members to your account or share your account credentials or Access Device with any other individual. Furthermore, you must not use any Services or any space you reserve or occupy in any Premises in a “retail,” “medical,” or other nature involving frequent use by or visits from members of the public.
Security. You may be required to present valid, government-‐issued photo identification in order to gain access to our Premises. For security purposes, we may regularly record via video certain areas of our Premises. If we deem it reasonably necessary, we may disclose information about you to satisfy applicable law, rule, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to protect us, our members, or other individuals, or any of our or their property. It is your obligation to notify any of your guests about this policy.
Additional Services. Additional Services may be available to you, either in connection with specific Premises or pursuant to special or additional features, Service Packages, or other offerings. For more information about additional Services that may be available to you, please submit a request at [email protected] or contact the applicable community team at any Premises. Additional Terms may apply to the additional Services, and to the extent you are receiving any additional Services, the applicable Additional Terms are hereby incorporated into these Terms by this reference.
Conference Rooms and Workspaces. You may use workspaces or conference rooms or other Services subject to the availability of such workspaces or conference rooms. The use of our workspaces and conference rooms in excess of any credits would be subject to the standard fees for such Services. Such Fees are subject to change from time to time.
Mail. You may elect to receive mail and packages at our location. If you choose to do so, we will accept mail and deliveries on your behalf during such Premises’ Regular Business Hours on such Premises’ Regular Business Days. We have no obligation to store such mail or packages for more than thirty (30) days of our receipt or if we receive mail or packages after you terminate your Membership. This feature is meant to allow you to accept business correspondence from time to time. It is not meant for an address for the receipt of merchandise or personal goods. As such, we have no obligation to accept bulk or oversized mail or packages.
Property. We are not responsible for any property you leave behind in any of our Premises. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have retrieved all of your personal items prior to leaving. Prior to the termination or expiration of your coworkHERS Membership you must remove all of your property from the coworkHERS Premises. After providing you with reasonable notice, we will be entitled to dispose of any property remaining in any of our Premises, and you waive any claims or demands regarding such property or our handling of such property. You will be responsible for paying any fees reasonably incurred by us regarding such removal.
Damage. You may be held liable (and do hereby authorize us to charge you) for the repair cost for all damage to our Premises and items therein caused by you or your guests, invitees, or where permitted, pets.
Common areas. If you are accessing our space pursuant to these terms, common spaces in our Premises are to be accessed by you, and to the extent we permit, your guests, starting from the time immediately prior to your reserved time in the Premises and ending at the time immediately following your reserved time in the Premises. Common spaces are for temporary use and not as a place for continuous, everyday work.
Intellectual Property of others. You must not directly or indirectly take, copy or use any information or intellectual property belonging to other members or member companies or any of their guests, including without limitation personal names, likenesses, voices, business names, trademarks, service marks, logos, trade dress, other identifiers or other intellectual property, or modified or altered versions of the same.
Technology Release. We may need to install software onto your computer, tablet, mobile device, or other electronic equipment to provide you with the Services. You acknowledge that your refusal to install such software may affect your ability to properly receive the Services you have purchased. We may also provide you with technical support at your request. You agree that we (a) are not responsible for any damage to any of your electronic equipment or systems related to such technical support or software installation; (b) do not assume any liability or warranty in the event that any manufacturer warranties are voided; and (c) do not offer any verbal or written warranty, either expressed or implied, regarding the success of any technical support. Furthermore, you acknowledge that you have no expectation of privacy with respect to coworkHERS’s internet connection, networks, telecommunications systems or information processing systems (including any stored computer files, email messages, and voice messages), and your activity and any files or messages on or using any of those devices or systems may be monitored at any time without notice, including for security reasons and to ensure compliance with our policies, regardless of whether such activity occurs on equipment owned by you or us.
Pets. You may only bring pets into Premises with proof of vaccination for such pets in a form satisfactory to us. You must accompany your pet at all times, unless it is in an enclosed space that you have reserved. You will be responsible for any injury or damage caused by any pet you or any of your employees, invitees or guests bring into any Premises. We will not be responsible for any injury to any pets. We reserve the right to restrict any member’s or other individual’s right to bring a pet into the Premises at any time in our sole discretion.
You and the other members. We do not control and are not responsible for the actions of other members or any other third parties (including any pets). If a dispute arises between members or their invitees, guests, or pets, we shall have no responsibility or obligation to participate, mediate, or indemnify any party.
Account termination. If you fail, or if we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms, or at any other time when we in our reasonable discretion see ﬁt to do so, we may, at our sole discretion, restrict your access to your account and the Services and/or terminate your account with immediate effect and possibly without prior notice to you. In addition, we may decline to renew your subscription for any or all Services at the end of your subscription period for any reason or for no reason. We may also at any time terminate your account and/or Membership. You can cancel your account with a 30-day notice by submitting a request to [email protected] Please note that if your individual account was created by a Company, (a) an authorized representative of such Company may at any time terminate your individual account by contacting us, and (b) we may terminate your account, even if the Company’s account remains active, and even if you continue to be employed or engaged by such Company. Cancellation will be effective on the last day of the month following the 30-day notice of cancellation. For example, if you cancel on March 1st you will owe for the month of March and your membership will end on March 31st. If you cancel after March 1st (for example March 15th) you will owe payment for both March and April and your membership will end on April 30th. We do not provide refunds upon termination or cancellation of your account with respect to amounts already paid. You will remain liable for past due amounts, and we may exercise our rights to collect due payment, despite termination or expiration of your coworkHERS Membership and/Daily Desk.
Using the Mobile App
License. If you download any coworkHERS mobile device application (the “Application”), then, subject to your compliance with these Terms, we grant you a limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable license to install and use the Application on a compatible mobile device that you own or control for your use, in each case in the manner enabled by us, for so long as you remain in good standing with your coworkHERS Membership or Daily Desk program.
Other Application Terms. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for data usage fees and any other fees that your wireless service carrier may charge in connection with your use of the Application. As between you and us, we own all worldwide right, title and interest, including all intellectual property and other proprietary rights, in and to (a) the Application; (b) all related software and technology used by us to provide Application features and functionality and (c) all usage and other data generated or collected in connection with the use thereof. Except as expressly set forth herein, you agree not to license, distribute, copy, modify, publicly perform or display, transmit, publish, edit, adapt, create derivative works from, or otherwise make any unauthorized use of any of the foregoing. In addition, you agree not to reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to discover the source code or underlying ideas, algorithms, or trade secrets of the Application or any other software or technology of ours, except to the extent expressly required by applicable statutory law.
Apple Device and Application Terms. In the event you are accessing the Services via the Application on a device provided by Apple Inc. (“Apple”) or an application obtained through the Apple App Store, the following shall apply:
Both you and coworkHERS acknowledge that these Terms are concluded between you and coworkHERS only, and not with Apple, and that Apple is not responsible for the Application or any content made available through the Application; The Application is licensed to you on a limited, non-‐ exclusive, non-‐transferrable, non-‐sublicensable basis, solely to be used in connection with the Services for your private, personal, non-‐commercial use, subject to all the terms and conditions of these Terms as they are applicable to the Services; You will only use the Application in connection with an Apple device that you own or control; You acknowledge and agree that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Application; In the event of any failure of the Application to conform to any applicable warranty, including those implied by law, you may notify Apple of such failure; upon notification, Apple’s sole warranty obligation to you will be to refund to you the purchase price, if any, of the Application; You acknowledge and agree that coworkHERS, and not Apple, is responsible for addressing any claims you or any third party may have in relation to the Application; You acknowledge and agree that, in the event of any third party claim that the Application or your possession and use of the Application infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, coworkHERS, and not Apple, will be responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such infringement claim; You represent and warrant that you are not located in a country subject to a US Government embargo, or that has been designated by the US Government as a “terrorist supporting” country, and that you are not listed on any US Government list of prohibited or restricted parties; Both you and coworkHERS acknowledge and agree that, in your use of the Application, you will comply with any applicable third party terms of agreement which may affect or be affected by such use; and Both you and coworkHERS acknowledge and agree that Apple and Apple’s subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of these terms, and that upon your acceptance of these terms, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these terms against you as the third party beneficiary hereof.
Advertisements, Endorsements and Testimonials
Advertisements. In using the Services, you may encounter advertisements from Third Party Service Providers and our other business partners, which may be targeted to you based on certain information you provide to us or that we collect based on your use of the Services. The types and extent of advertising are subject to change. In consideration for us granting you access to and use of the Services, you agree that we, such Third Party Service Providers and our other business partners may provide you with such advertising from time to time.
Endorsements and Testimonials. From time to time, we may also publish testimonials by users and members related to their experiences with the Services. These testimonials are the users’ subjective opinions, and they represent individual results. We neither verify them nor claim that they are typical results that others will generally achieve. Names, locations, dates, and other information may have been changed to protect the privacy of the individuals involved. All other testimonials and endorsements of any type, format, or nature posted by users are not verified by us, and we make no warranty or representation as to their accuracy. You should be cautious when relying on any testimonials or endorsements, and you should assume the results described therein are not typical.
Use of the COWORKHERS Name; Photos of the Premises. You may not take, copy or use for any purpose the name “coworkHERS” or any of our other business names, trademarks, service marks, logos, trade dress, other identifiers or other intellectual property or modified or altered versions of the same, or take, copy or use for any purpose any pictures or illustrations of any portion of any coworkHERS properties, without our prior consent.
Limitations of Liability
Waiver and Release of claims. To the extent permitted by law, you, on your own behalf and on behalf of your employees, agents, guests, and invitees, waive any and all claims and rights against us and our landlords at the Premises and our affiliates, parents, and successors and each of our and their employees, assignees, officers, agents and directors (collectively, the “coworkHERS Parties”) resulting from injury or damage to, or destruction, theft, or loss of, any property, person or pet (“Claims”) and release the coworkHERS Parties from any such Claims.
We are not liable for the actions of other individuals. We do not control and are not responsible for the actions of other individuals or pets using the Services or at our Premises. You should be aware that other users or members may not be who they claim to be. We do not perform background checks on our users or members nor do we guarantee that our users’ or members’ profiles are accurate. We do not endorse, support, or verify the facts, opinions, or recommendations of our users or members.
We do not have liability for third party products or services. The Services may provide you with access to third-party products or services. The Services may also provide you with access to advertisements from our other third-party business partners. We are not responsible for the content of these advertisements or any links, products, services or other materials relating to any third party products, services, advertisements, or other materials. In no event will we be liable, directly or indirectly, to anyone for any damage or loss relating to any use of or reliance on any advertisement on the Services or any products, services or other materials relating to any advertisement. You agree that our making available access to or discounts for these third party services does not constitute the provision of such third party services by us, and you will look solely to the applicable third party for provision of the applicable third-party services and for compensation for any claims, damages, liabilities or losses you may incur in connection with such third party services.
Limitation of Liability. To the extent permitted by law, the aggregate monetary liability of any of the coworkHERS Parties to you or your employees, agents, guests or invitees for any reason and for all causes of action, whether in contract, tort, breach of statutory duty, or other legal or equitable theory will not exceed the total amounts paid by you to us under these Terms for the product or service from which the claim arose in the twelve (12) months prior to the claim arising. None of the coworkHERS Parties will be liable under any cause of action, for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential, reliance or punitive damages, including loss of profits or business interruption, or for the cost of any substitute goods, services or technology. You acknowledge and agree that you may not commence any action or proceeding against any of the coworkHERS Parties, whether in contract, tort, breach of statutory duty, or other legal or equitable theory, unless the action, suit, or proceeding is commenced within one (1) year of the cause of action’s accrual.
For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in these Terms will exclude our liability for (a) death or personal injury caused by our negligence; (b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation or (c) any breach of any implied terms which cannot lawfully be excluded.
Disclaimer of warranties and implied terms. The Services are provided “AS IS”. To the extent permitted by law, we disclaim all warranties and terms, express or implied, with respect to the Services, including warranties, terms or representations as to the availability, operation, performance and/or use of our Services, or any other materials on or accessed via the Services, including any warranties or terms of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, non-‐ infringement and any implied warranties, terms or indemnification arising from course of dealing, course of performance or usage in trade.
Exclusions. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the exclusions and limitations above may not apply to you. In such event, such exclusions and limitations shall apply to the maximum extent allowed under applicable law.
You agree to hold us harmless. You will indemnify and hold harmless the coworkHERS Parties from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, and expenses (“Claims”) including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any breach of these Terms by you or your employees or guests, or your or their invitees or pets or any of your or their actions or omissions, and coworkHERS will have sole control over the defense of any such Claims. You are responsible for the actions of and all damages caused by all persons and pets that you or your guests invite to enter any of the Premises. You shall not make any settlement that requires a material act or admission by any of the
coworkHERS Parties, imposes any obligation upon any of the coworkHERS Parties or does not contain a full and unconditional release of the coworkHERS Parties, without our written consent. None of the coworkHERS Parties shall be liable for any settlement made without its prior written consent.
You agree to cooperate with us. From time to time, we may investigate any actual, alleged, or potential violations of these Terms. You agree to cooperate fully in any of these inquiries. You waive any and all rights against the coworkHERS Parties, and agree to hold them harmless in connection with any claims relating to any action taken by us as part of our investigation.
Governing Law; Arbitration and Class Action Waiver
Governing Law. These Terms and the transactions contemplated hereby shall be governed by and construed under: The law of the State of Maine, U.S.A. and the United States without regard to conflicts of laws provisions thereof and without regard to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods or Maine’s or any other implementation of the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act.
Venue. Except that either party may seek equitable or similar relief from any court of competent jurisdiction, any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in relation to these Terms, or at law, or the breach, termination or invalidity of these Terms, that cannot be settled amicably by agreement of the parties to these Terms shall be finally settled: If you are based in the U.S., in accordance with the arbitration rules of JAMS then in force, by one or more arbitrators appointed in accordance with said rules. The place of arbitration shall be Portland, Maine, U.S.A.
Proceedings; Judgment. The proceedings shall be confidential and in English. The award rendered shall be final and binding on both parties. Judgment on the award may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. In any action, suit or proceeding to enforce rights under these Terms, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover, in addition to any other relief awarded, the prevailing party’s reasonable attorneys’ fees and other fees, costs and expenses of every kind in connection with the action, suit or proceeding, any appeal or petition for review, the collection of any award or the enforcement of any order, as determined by the arbitrator(s) or court, as applicable. These Terms shall be interpreted and construed in the English language, which is the language of the official text of these Terms.
Class Action Waiver. Any proceeding to resolve or litigate any dispute in any forum will be conducted solely on an individual basis. Neither you nor we will seek to have any dispute heard as a class action or in any other proceeding in which either party acts or proposes to act in a representative capacity. No proceeding will be combined with another without the prior written consent of all parties to all affected proceedings. You and we also agree not to participate in claims brought in a private attorney general or representative capacity, or any consolidated claims involving another person's account, if we are a party to the proceeding. You are giving up your right to participate as a class representative or class member on any class claim you may have against us including any right to class arbitration or any consolidation of individual arbitrations.
What if some of these Terms are not enforceable? These Terms as well as our House Rules and any feature-‐specific guidelines, terms, or rules that may be posted or provided to you constitute the entire agreement between us regarding the Services and supersedes and merges any prior proposals, understandings, and contemporaneous communications. If any provision of these Terms and/or any feature-‐specific guidelines, terms or rules that may be posted or provided to you are held to be unenforceable, then that provision is to be interpreted either by modifying it to the minimum extent necessary to make it enforceable (if permitted by law) or disregarding it (if not). If an unenforceable provision is modified or disregarded in accordance with this paragraph, the rest of these Terms and/or any feature-‐specific guidelines, terms or rules that may be posted or provided to you are to remain in effect as written, and the unenforceable provision is to remain as written in any circumstances other than those in which the provision is held to be unenforceable. The failure of either party to enforce its rights under these Terms at any time for any period will not be construed as a waiver of such rights, and the exercise of one right or remedy will not be deemed a waiver of any other right or remedy.
Nature of these Terms. Notwithstanding anything in these Terms to the contrary, these Terms in no way shall be construed as to grant you any title, lease, easement, lien, possession or related rights in our business, Premises or anything contained in our Premises. These Terms create no tenancy interest (including any security of tenure), leasehold estate, or other real property interest. Neither party will in any way misrepresent our relationship.
OFAC. You hereby represent and warrant that you are not, nor will you be at any time while you are a member, an entity or individual listed on the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List published by the U.S. Department of Treasury, as updated from time to time.
Contacting us. If you have any questions relating to these Terms, please contact us at [email protected]