Content: All Website content, including, without limitation, all text, graphics, audio, video, music, icons, images, hyperlinks, displays, products, HTML code and scripts (collectively, the “Website Content”), and the collection, arrangement and assembly of the Website Content, is the property of the Company and its sponsors, distributors, or licensors, and is protected by copyright law and other U.S. and international laws and treaties. The User is granted no right, title or interest in or to the Website Content other than the limited license expressly set forth in these Terms and Conditions. The User may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, incorporate into a website or in any way exploit the Website Content, or any portion thereof, without the express written permission of the Company.
Use of Website Content: The Website, including all Website Content, is provided as a resource for Users to learn more about the Company and its products and services. Subject to these Terms and Conditions, the User is hereby granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited, revocable license to access and use the Website and the Website Content for the User’s own purposes. All rights not expressly granted are reserved by the Company and its licensors. This limited license may be revoked at any time for any reason or no reason.
Links: The Website may include links to third party websites not operated by the Company. These links are provided for the User’s convenience and in no way signify any endorsement of any such websites or the content thereof. ACCESS TO ANY SUCH LINKED SITE IS AT THE USER’S OWN RISK, AND THE COMPANY WILL NOT HAVE ANY LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO SUCH SITES AND/OR THEIR CONTENT, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSS CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED BY OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY USE OF OR RELIANCE ON ANY SUCH CONTENT, OR ANY GOODS OR SERVICES, AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH ANY SUCH SITE.
Third Party Content: The User understands and agrees that the Company does not control and is not responsible for any Content made available on the Website by other users. The User’s use of, or reliance on, any information contained in such third party Content is at the User’s sole risk. Under no circumstances will the Company be liable for any such third party Content or for any loss or damage resulting from the User’s use of, or reliance on, such third party Content.
Disclaimers: THE COMPANY AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE WEBSITE CONTENT OR REPRESENT THAT THE WEBSITE OR THE WEBSITE CONTENT IS ERROR-FREE OR CAPABLE OF OPERATING ON AN UNINTERRUPTED BASIS. THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWABLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Limitation of Liability: USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT THE USER’S OWN RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWABLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THE COMPANY AND ITS LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO: (I) USE OR MISUSE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE WEBSITE CONTENT; (II) INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE WEBSITE OR THE WEBSITE CONTENT; (III) ANY LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA OR INFORMATION SUBMITTED VIA THE WEBSITE; (IV) ANY COMMUNICATIONS OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY, OR REQUESTED FROM, THE COMPANY VIA THE WEBSITE; OR (V) ANY PERSONAL INJURY (INCLUDING DEATH) OR PROPERTY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY WHETHER THE CLAIM IS BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Changes to Website: At any time and without notice to the User, the Company may change or modify the Website, or any features or functions thereof, or may suspend or discontinue the Website, or stop supporting the Website, or any aspect thereof. Any such termination, change, suspension or discontinuance shall be without liability to the User.
Agreement to Arbitrate: Any civil action, claim, dispute or proceeding arising out of or relating to access to or use of the Website will be resolved exclusively through final and binding arbitration, before a single arbitrator, rather than in court. The arbitrator, and not any federal, state or local court or agency, will have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute arising out of access to or use of the Website, and to arbitrate any part of these Terms, including any claim that all or any part of the this section or these Terms is void or voidable.
The arbitration will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”) exclusively in Oakland County, Michigan, under the AAA’s rules and procedures, as modified by this section. The AAA’s rules are available at www.adr.org. A form for initiating arbitration proceedings is available on the AAA’s site at http://www.adr.org.
You and we will select the arbitrator, and if you and we are unable to reach agreement on selection of the arbitrator within 30 days after the notice of arbitration is served, then the AAA will select the arbitrator. Arbitration will not commence until the party requesting arbitration has deposited U.S. $1,000 with the arbitrator for the arbitrator’s fees and costs. The party requesting arbitration will advance such sums as are required from time to time by the arbitrator to pay the arbitrator’s fees and costs until the prevailing party is determined or the parties have agreed in writing to an alternate allocation of fees and costs.
The arbitrator will decide the substance of all claims exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan, including recognized principles of equity, and will honor all claims of privilege recognized by law. The arbitrator will not be bound by rulings in prior arbitrations involving our other Users, but is bound by rulings in prior arbitrations involving the same User to the extent required by applicable law. Judgment upon any award rendered by the arbitrator is final, binding and conclusive upon you and us and your and our respective administrators, executors, legal representatives, successors and assigns, and may only be entered in the state or federal courts of record for Oakland County, Michigan.
Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions and Non-Individualized Relief: EACH OF US MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT AS PART OF ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING. UNLESS BOTH YOU AND WE AGREE OTHERWISE IN WRITING, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S OR PARTY’S CLAIMS, AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A CONSOLIDATED, REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS PROCEEDING. THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ONLY IN FAVOR OF THE INDIVIDUAL PARTY SEEKING RELIEF AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO PROVIDE RELIEF NECESSITATED BY THAT PARTY’S INDIVIDUAL CLAIM(S). ANY RELIEF AWARDED CANNOT AFFECT OTHER USERS.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act: If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing the Company’s DMCA Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
You may direct copyright infringement notifications to the Company’s DMCA Agent email@example.com. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements detailed above, your DMCA notice may not be valid.
If you believe that your content that was removed from the Website (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the material in your content, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to the DMCA Agent:
- Your physical or electronic signature;
- Identification of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed or disabled;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content; and
- Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in Oakland County, Michigan and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
If a counter-notice is received by the DMCA Agent, the Company may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider or user, the removed Content may be replaced, or access to it restored, after receipt of the counter-notice, at the Company’s sole discretion.
Contact: Any questions, complaints, or claims regarding the Website may be directed to our customer service department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.