Last Updated: April 2022
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Our Intellectual Property Rights
All names, logos, text, designs, graphics, trade dress, characters, interfaces, code, software, images, sounds, videos, photographs, and other content appearing in or on the Sites (the “Content”) are protected intellectual property of, or used with permission or under license by, our Company. Such Content may be protected by copyright, trademark, patent or other proprietary rights and laws. This includes the entire Content of each Site, copyrighted, and protected as a collective work. All intellectual property rights associated with the Sites, and related goodwill, are proprietary to us or our licensors. You do not acquire any right, title, or interest in any Content by accessing or using the Sites. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Except as set forth below, the use of any Content available on a Site is strictly prohibited.
Subject to your compliance with this Agreement, we grant you a limited license to access and use the Sites and their Content for personal, informational, and shopping purposes. No Content from the Sites may be copied, reproduced, republished, performed, displayed, downloaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way without written permission of the rights owner, except that you may download or print one copy of specific Content or software made available for your downloading or printing for your personal, non-commercial home use, subject to your compliance with this Agreement and retain the same solely for as long as you continue to be permitted to access the Sites. To use Content under such an exception, you must (1) keep any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices intact, (2) use such Content pursuant to any licenses associated with such Content, (3) not copy or post such Content on any networked computer or broadcast it in any media, (4) make no modifications to any such Content, and (5) make no additional representations or warranties relating to such Content. Except as otherwise expressly authorized herein or in writing by us, you agree not to reproduce, modify, rent, lease, perform, display, transmit, loan, sell, distribute, or create derivative works based (in whole or in part) on all or any part of a Site or the Content.
Your Authorized Use of Our Sites
While using a Site, you are required to comply with all applicable statutes, orders, regulations, rules, and other laws. You may not use a Site for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose, and you may not take any action to interfere with a Site or any other party’s use of a Site. In addition, we expect users of the Sites to respect the rights and dignity of others. For example, you may not do any of the following without our consent:
Post, upload, share, transmit, distribute, facilitate distribution of or otherwise make available to or through a Site any content that is unlawful, harmful, harassing, defamatory, threatening, intimidating, fraudulent, tortious, vulgar, obscene, hateful, pornographic, spam, discriminatory, violative of privacy or publicity rights, infringing of intellectual property or other proprietary rights, or otherwise objectionable in our sole discretion, including unauthorized or unsolicited advertising;
Post to or transmit through the Sites any sensitive personally identifiable information about yourself or third parties, such as social security, credit card or bank account numbers, health or medical information, or other information concerning personal matters, unless specifically requested by us;
Reproduce, duplicate, copy, publicly display, frame, mirror, sell, resell, or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of, use of, or access to a Site;
Impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity in connection with a Site, or express or imply that we endorse any statement you make;
Violate, or attempt to violate, the security of a Site;
Disseminate on a Site any viruses, worms, spyware, adware, or other malicious computer code, file or program that is harmful or invasive or is intended to damage or hijack the operation of, or monitor the use of, any hardware, software, or equipment;
Reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, or otherwise attempt to derive the method of operation of the Sites;
Build a competitive product or service using the Sites, build a product or service using similar ideas, features, functions, or graphics as the Sites or determine whether the Sites are within the scope of any patent;
Interfere in any manner with the operation or hosting of the Sites or monitor the availability, performance, or functionality of the Sites;
Use any data mining, bots, spiders, automated tools, or similar data gathering and extraction methods, directly or indirectly, on a Site or to collect any information from a Site or any other user of a Site; or
Assist or permit any persons in violating this Agreement or other applicable laws or rules governing the use of the Sites.
Linking: You are granted a limited, non-exclusive right to create text hyperlinks to the Sites for informational purposes, provided such links do not portray us in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner and provided that the linking Site does not contain any material that is unlawful, harmful, harassing, defamatory, threatening, intimidating, fraudulent, tortious, vulgar, obscene, hateful, pornographic, spam, discriminatory, violative of privacy or publicity rights, infringing of intellectual property or other proprietary rights, or otherwise objectionable in our sole discretion, including unauthorized or unsolicited advertising. Additionally, notwithstanding the foregoing, and subject to compliance with any instructions posted in the robots.txt file located in a Site’s root directory, we grant to the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy Content from the Site for the sole purpose of (and solely to the extent necessary for) creating publicly available, searchable indices of such Content, but not caches or archives of such Content. We may revoke these permissions at any time.
Content Submitted by You
You are responsible for any information, text, reviews, posts, images, videos or other materials or content that you post on a Site, upload to us, or transmit through our Sites (“User Content”). You agree, represent and warrant that any User Content you post on a Site or transmit through our Sites is truthful, accurate, not misleading and offered in good faith, and that you have the right to transmit such User Content. You shall not upload, post, or otherwise make available on or through a Site any User Content protected by copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right of any third party without the express written permission of the owner of such right(s). You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyright, trademark, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such User Content.
PLEASE DO NOT POST OR SEND US ANY USER CONTENT, IDEAS, SUGGESTIONS, OR OTHER USER CONTENT THAT YOU WISH TO KEEP PRIVATE OR PROPRIETARY OR FOR WHICH YOU EXPECT TO RECEIVE COMPENSATION. By sending any ideas, concepts, know-how, proposals, techniques, suggestions or other User Content to us, you agree that: (i) we are free to use such User Content for any purpose, (ii) such User Content will be deemed not to be confidential or proprietary (iii) we may have something similar already under consideration or in development, and (iv) you are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind from us under any circumstances unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing by us. Be aware that we have no obligation to keep User Content confidential unless explicitly stated.
Sharing Site Content: Our Sites may also allow you to make recommendations or send Content to others, for example through an “email this” feature that will send content to the email address you provide. Only provide contact information for individuals who have told you they want to receive the Content. By providing someone’s contact information, you represent and warrant that they have confirmed to you that they want to receive the Content.
Interactive Chat and Chatbots
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You agree to notify us of any unauthorized use of your Registered User username, log-in ID, password or any other breach of security that you become aware of involving or relating to a Site by contacting us as soon as possible. We reserve the right to take any and all actions we deem necessary or reasonable to maintain the security of our Sites and your Account, including without limitation, terminating your Account, changing your password, or requesting information to authorize transactions on your Account. WE EXPLICITLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR ANY AND ALL LOSSES AND DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS SECTION.
Descriptions, Testimonials, Opinions
Our Sites may present you with information on events, charitable causes, and the like. This is presented for informational purposes only and should not be considered our endorsement of same.
Our Sites and Social Media Pages (as defined below) may allow you to leave product reviews, opinions, or testimonials, all of which is User Content. If you leave a review on another website, we may (but are not required to) reach out with a separate agreement to further define our rights in the User Content.
Descriptions and graphic representations of products on Sites are for informational purposes only and may not completely reflect the current product or services, or their respective packaging or appearances. We reserve the right to change product and service descriptions and depictions at any time, and we are not responsible for variations between a product description, visual representations of products or services, and the actual products or services. Technological issues, such as your device settings, may alter how a products or other elements of the services appear on a Site.
WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY CONTAINED IN ANY REVIEW, TESTIMONIAL, BLOG, DESCRIPTION, OR OPINION POSTED ON ANY SITE TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR, DO NOT INVESTIGATE, AND HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY OBLIGATION TO INVESTIGATE ANY CLAIMS, REPRESENTATIONS, OR WARRANTIES CONTAINED IN ANY REVIEW, TESTIMONIAL, BLOG, DESCRIPTION, OR OPINION POSTED TO ANY SITE OR THIRD PARTY WEBSITE.
Third-Party Content and Links
Any information, statements, opinions, or other information provided by third parties and made available on our Sites are those of the respective author(s) and not us. We do not guarantee the validity, accuracy, completeness, or reliability of any opinion, advice, service, offer, statement or other third party Content on our Sites.
We may provide on the Sites, solely as a convenience to users, links to websites, social media pages, mobile applications or other services operated by other entities. If you click these links, you will leave our Sites. If you decide to visit any external link, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. We do not make any warranty or representation regarding, or endorse or otherwise sponsor, any linked websites or the information appearing thereon or any of the products or services described thereon. Links do not imply that we are legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo, or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links; or that any linked website is authorized to use any of our trademarks, logos, or copyright symbols.
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES, APPLICATIONS, SERVICES, AND RESOURCES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, DATA, ADVERTISING, PRODUCTS, OR OTHER MATERIALS ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH SUCH THIRD PARTIES, IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE APPLICABLE TO SUCH SITES AND RESOURCES.
Copyright Infringement Notices
It is our policy to expeditiously respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"). This section describes the information that should be present in these notices and the take down procedure we follow with respect to allegedly infringing material. If we receive proper notification of claimed copyright infringement, our response to these notices may include removing or disabling access to the allegedly infringing material and/or terminating or suspending users. If we remove or disable access in response to such a notice, we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the provider of the allegedly infringing content so that they may make a counter notification pursuant to the DMCA. It is our policy to accommodate and not interfere with standard technical measures used by copyright owners to identify or protect their copyrighted works that we determine are reasonable under the circumstances.
If you believe that any Content on a Site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may send a written notification to our designated copyright agent (the “Designated Agent”), identified below, with the following information:
A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed, with sufficient detail so that we can identify the alleged infringing material;
The URL or other specific location on the Site that contains the alleged infringing material described in (a) above, with reasonably sufficient information to enable us to locate the alleged infringing material;
Your name, mailing address, telephone number and email address;
The electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or a person authorized to act on the owner’s behalf;
A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
A statement by you that the information contained in your notice is accurate and that you attest under penalty of perjury that you are the copyright owner or that you are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf
Designated Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Address: 1144 15th Street, Suite 3300, Denver, CO 80206
To notify the provider of the allegedly infringing material to which we have removed or disabled access, we may forward a copy of your infringement notice, including your name and email address to the provider of the allegedly infringing material.
We may terminate users who, in our sole discretion, are deemed to be repeat infringers. Knowingly misrepresenting in a notification that material is infringing can subject you to damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred by us or the alleged infringer. If you receive an infringement notification from us, you may file a counter notification pursuant with our Designated Agent pursuant to the DMCA. To file a counter notification, please provide our Designated Agent with the following information:
Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access was disabled;
Your name, mailing address, telephone number and email address;
The following statement: “I consent to the jurisdiction of [insert one of the following: (1) “the Federal District Court in which my mailing address is located”, or (2) if you reside outside of the United States, “the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey”];";
The following statement: "I will accept service of process from [insert the name of the person who submitted the infringement notification] or his/her agent";
The following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the affected material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled"; and
Your signature, in physical or electronic form.
Upon receipt of valid counter notification, we will promptly provide the person who provided the original infringement notification with a copy of your counter notification and inform that person that we will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it in ten (10) business days. Further, we will replace the removed material and cease disabling access to it not less than ten (10), nor more than fourteen (14), business days following receipt of your counter notice, unless Designated Agent first receives notice from the person who submitted the original infringement notification that such person has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain you from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on the Site.
Updates to this Agreement
We may revise or otherwise change or update this Agreement from time to time. We will use reasonable efforts to notify you of such changes. However, please check the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page to see when this Agreement was last revised. When changes are made to this Agreement, they will become immediately effective when published on this page unless otherwise noted. We encourage you to periodically review this Agreement―there may have been changes to our policies that may affect you. If you do not agree to the Agreement as modified, then you must immediately discontinue your use of our Sites. Your continued use of a Site will signify your continued agreement to this Agreement as revised. We will make reasonable efforts to notify you of material changes to this Agreement. Such efforts might include posting notice on the Site, an email to the address we have on file, or a message in your Account.
We may assign this Agreement at any time with or without notice to you. You may not assign or sublicense this Agreement or any of your rights or obligations under this Agreement without our prior written consent.
This Agreement applies exclusively to your access to, and use of, the Sites and does not alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with us for products, services, or otherwise. Additional policies and terms may apply to use of specific portions of a Site and to the purchase of certain merchandise or services and are included as part of this Agreement whether they reference this Agreement or not.
Other types of agreements and policies that you may be subject to include, but are not limited to:
Policies for franchisees,
Contest and sweepstake rules
Event and Catering Services Terms
Custom Confections Order Terms
Other policies and agreements are typically found by navigating the Site, typically by checking Site headers and footers and by reviewing hyperlinked terms at the point of sale.
Any sweepstakes, contests, discounts, coupons, or other promotions made available through a Site may be governed by specific rules that are separate from this Agreement. By participating in any such promotion, you will become subject to those rules, which may vary from the terms set forth herein and which, in addition to describing such promotion, may have eligibility requirements, such as certain age or geographic restrictions. It is your responsibility to read the applicable rules to determine whether your participation, registration, submission and/or entry are valid; you agree to read and abide by the applicable rules.
Should we employ you, none of the materials provided on a Site constitute or should be considered part or of an employment contract or an offer for employment.
Important LEGAL Terms
The Sites and this Agreement are in effect until terminated by you or us. We may terminate this Agreement by notifying you using any contact information we have about you or by posting such termination on a Site, including in your Account. You may terminate this Agreement by providing written notice of termination, including your detailed contact information and any Account information or other Site credentials, to us using the information in the Contact Us section. In addition to any right or remedy that may be available to us under applicable law, we may suspend, limit, or terminate all or a portion of your access to a Site or any of its features at any time with or without notice and with or without cause, including without limitation, if we believe that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this Agreement. We may be protected for liability from these actions under the Communications Decency Act, 47 U.S.C. § 230.
The provisions of this Agreement concerning protection of intellectual property rights, authorized use, user submitted content, disclaimers, limitations of liability, indemnity, and disputes, as well as any other provisions that by their nature should survive, shall survive any such termination.
Upon any such termination, (i) you must destroy all Content obtained from the Sites and all copies thereof; (ii) you will immediately cease all use of and access to the Sites; (iii) we may delete or disable access to any of your User Content at any time; (iv) and we may delete your Registered User Account at any time. You agree that if your use of a Site is terminated pursuant to this Agreement, you will not attempt to use that Site under any name, real or assumed, or any guest credentials, and further agree that if you violate this restriction after being terminated, you will indemnify and hold us harmless from any and all liability that we may incur therefore. Your use of a Site after termination will be a violation of this Section, which survives any termination.
Even after the termination of this Agreement or of your Account or access to a Site, any User Content you have posted or submitted may remain on a Site indefinitely.
Our Sites are not designed to appeal to minors, and we do not knowingly attempt to solicit or receive any information from children under thirteen (13) years of age. YOU MUST BE AT LEAST THIRTEEN (13) YEARS OF AGE TO ACCESS AND USE OUR SITES. If you are under the age of majority in your home state, which is eighteen (18) years in most states, you may not establish a registered Account with us, and you should use our Sites only with the supervision of a parent or guardian who agrees to be bound by this Agreement. Additionally, certain Sites or sections of our Sites, as well as promotions, services, and commerce we may offer on a Site, may be explicitly limited to people over the age of majority. If you are not old enough to access our Sites or certain sections or features of our Sites, you should not attempt to do so.
Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230(d) as amended, we hereby notify you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Information identifying current providers of such protections is available at OnGuard Online. Please note that we do not endorse any of the products or services listed at such Sites.
Disclaimer of Warranty
WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE, VALIDITY, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF THE CONTENT AVAILABLE ON A SITE OR ANY OTHER SITES OR THIRD PARTY WEBSITES LINKED TO OR FROM A SITE. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE, VALIDITY, ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF THE SITES THEMSELVES, OR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE DESCRIBED ON THE SITE. DOWNLOADING OR OTHERWISE OBTAINING ANY CONTENT THROUGH A SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE CONTENT OF A SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND ON AN “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
Limitation of Liability
WE AND OUR AFFILIATES, FRANCHISEES, AND OTHER RELATED COMPANIES AS WELL AS OUR AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, AND SERVICE PROVIDERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELEASEES”) WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE A SITE, A SITE’S CONTENT OR EXTERNAL LINKS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RELATED TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DEFECTS, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY COMPUTER VIRUS OR FAILURE.
RELEASEES WILL ALSO NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY LOSS OF DATA OR PROFITS, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. RELEASEES ALSO SHALL NOT HAVE ANY LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ACTS, OMISSIONS OR CONDUCT OF ANY USER OR OTHER THIRD PARTY.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
REGARDLESS OF THE PREVIOUS SENTENCES, IF WE ARE FOUND TO BE LIABLE, OUR LIABILITY TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF THE ACTUAL TOTAL AMOUNT RECEIVED BY US FROM YOU OR THE LOWEST LIABILITY LIMITATION ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and the Releasees and all of our directors, officers, employees, agents, shareholders, successors, assigns, and contractors harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, suits, actions, liabilities, judgments, losses, costs (including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees) or other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from (i) your breach of any provision of this Agreement; (ii) your activities in connection with a Site; or (iii) the Content or other information you provide to us through a Site. We reserve the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims. We will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action, or proceeding upon becoming aware of it.
New Jersey Residents
If you are a consumer residing in New Jersey, the following provisions of this Agreement do not apply to you (and do not limit any rights that you may have) to the extent that they are unenforceable under New Jersey law: (a) Disclaimer of Warranty; (b) Limitation of Liability; (c) Indemnity; and (d) under Disputes, the Arbitration and Class Action Waiver and the governing law provisions (solely to the extent that your rights as a consumer residing in New Jersey are required to be governed by New Jersey law). According to N.J.S.A. 56:12-16, you may have additional rights if you are a New Jersey resident and other provisions of this Agreement are found to violate an established legal right.
Consent to Communication
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, it shall be replaced in interpretation by a valid and enforceable term that most closely aligns with the intent of the original provision. If that is not possible, the provision shall be removed, and the rest of the Agreement will be enforceable.
Disputes, Arbitration and Class Action Waiver
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY – IT MAY SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN COURT.
ARBITRATION USES A NEUTRAL ARBITRATOR INSTEAD OF A JUDGE OR JURY, ALLOWS FOR MORE LIMITED DISCOVERY THAN IN COURT, AND IS SUBJECT TO VERY LIMITED REVIEW BY COURTS. YOU MAY CHOOSE TO BE REPRESENTED BY A LAWYER IN ARBITRATION OR PROCEED WITHOUT ONE. THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION SHALL SURVIVE TERMINATION OF THIS AGREEMENT.
No Class Actions: YOU AND WE AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR OUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, unless both you and we agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims with your claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. If this specific provision is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall 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.
Seeking Arbitration: If you elect to seek arbitration or file a small claim court action, you must first send to us, by certified mail, a written notice of your claim (“Notice”). The Notice to us must be addressed to: 7 Bergen Street, Westwood, New Jersey 07675. If we initiate arbitration, we will send a written Notice to an email address you have previously provided to us, if available. We may also use any other means to contact you, including a message in your Account. A Notice, whether sent by you or by us, must (a) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (b) set forth the specific relief sought (“Demand”). If you and we do not reach an agreement to resolve the claim within thirty (30) days after the Notice is received, you or us may commence an arbitration proceeding or file a claim in small claims court. Arbitration forms can be downloaded from www.jamsadr.com. If you are required to pay a filing fee, after we receive Notice that you have commenced arbitration, we will promptly reimburse you for your payment of the filing fee, unless your claim is for greater than US$10,000 or the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous, in which event you will be responsible for filing fees.
Hearing: If your claim is for US$10,000 or less, we agree that you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a telephonic or video hearing, or by an in-person hearing as established by the JAMS Rules. If your claim exceeds US$10,000, the right to a hearing will be determined by the JAMS Rules. In the event that the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of submitted documents, the arbitrator’s decision and award will be made and delivered within six (6) months of the selection of the arbitrator, unless extended by the arbitrator. Except as expressly set forth herein, the payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the JAMS Rules.
Award: In the event arbitration awards you damages of an amount at least $100 greater than our last documented settlement offer, we will pay your awarded damages or $2,500, whichever is greater.
Injunctive Relief: Notwithstanding the foregoing, you and we both agree that you or we may sue in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights or in other scenarios where injunctive relief is appropriate. In the event a court or arbitrator having jurisdiction finds any portion of this Agreement unenforceable, that portion shall not be effective, and the remainder of the Agreement shall remain effective. No waiver, express or implied, by either party of any breach of or default under this Agreement will constitute a continuing waiver of such breach or default or be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default.
Confidentiality: The parties shall maintain the confidential nature of the arbitration proceeding and the award, including the hearing, except as may be necessary to prepare for or conduct the arbitration hearing on the merits, or except as may be necessary in connection with a court application for a preliminary remedy, a judicial challenge to an award or its enforcement, or unless otherwise required by law or judicial decision.
Governing Law and Rules: This Agreement and the rights of the parties hereunder shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, exclusive of its conflict or choice of law rules. The parties acknowledge that this Agreement evidences a transaction involving interstate commerce. Notwithstanding the provision in the preceding paragraph with respect to applicable substantive law, any arbitration conducted pursuant to the terms of this Agreement shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C., Secs. 1-16). In any arbitration arising out of or related to this Agreement, the arbitrator is not empowered to award punitive or exemplary damages, except where permitted by statute, and the parties waive any right to recover any such damages. In any arbitration arising out of or related to this Agreement, the arbitrator may not award any incidental, indirect or consequential damages, including damages for lost profits. The parties adopt and agree to implement the JAMS Optional Arbitration Appeal Procedure (as it exists on the effective date of this Agreement) with respect to any final award in an arbitration arising out of or related to this Agreement.
If you have questions about this Agreement, have any questions or comments about our Company or our products, have other customer service needs, or if you have technical questions about the operation of a Site, please contact us by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at (888) 422-6398.
Additionally, under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users are entitled to the following consumer rights notice: California residents may reach the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by mail at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.