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Joinesty, Inc.
Terms of Use
Version 6.0
Effective Date: 1/21/15
Last Updated Date: 4/29/18
 

PLEASE READ THIS TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT (THE “TERMS OF USE”) CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEBSITE OR ANY OTHER WEBSITES OF JOINESTY, INC., ITS AFFILIATES OR AGENTS (“COMPANY”) WITH LINKS TO THIS AGREEMENT (COLLECTIVELY, THE “WEBSITE”) IN ANY WAY, INCLUDING USING THE SERVICES AND RESOURCES AVAILABLE OR ENABLED VIA THE WEBSITE (EACH A “SERVICE” AND COLLECTIVELY, THE “SERVICES”) BY THE COMPANY OR USERS OF THE SITE (“USERS”), CLICKING ON THE “I ACCEPT” BUTTON, COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR AN ACCOUNT (AS DEFINED BELOW), AND/OR MERELY BROWSING THE WEBSITE, YOU REPRESENT THAT (1) YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF USE, (2) YOU ARE OF LEGAL AGE TO FORM A BINDING CONTRACT WITH THE COMPANY, AND (3) YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO THE TERMS OF USE PERSONALLY OR ON BEHALF OF THE COMPANY YOU HAVE NAMED AS THE USER, AND TO BIND THAT COMPANY TO THE TERMS OF USE.  THE TERM “YOU” REFERS TO THE INDIVIDUAL OR LEGAL ENTITY, AS APPLICABLE, IDENTIFIED AS THE USER WHEN YOU REGISTERED ON THE WEBSITE.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF USE, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THIS WEBSITE, THE APPLICATION, OR THE SERVICES.

THE TERMS OF USE INCLUDE (1) YOUR AGREEMENT THAT COMPANY HAS NO LIABILITY REGARDING THE SERVICES (SECTION 17); (2) YOUR AGREEMENT THAT THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY (SECTION 16); (3) YOUR CONSENT TO RELEASE COMPANY FROM LIABILITY BASED ON CLAIMS BETWEEN USERS (SECTION 7) AND GENERALLY (SECTION 24.2); AND (4) YOUR AGREEMENT TO INDEMNIFY COMPANY FOR YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES (SECTION 15).

THE TERMS OF USE INCLUDE A CLASS ACTION WAIVER AND A WAIVER OF JURY TRIALS, AND REQUIRE BINDING ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS TO RESOLVE DISPUTES.

THE TERMS OF USE LIMIT THE REMEDIES THAT MAY BE AVAILABLE TO YOU IN THE EVENT OF A DISPUTE.

Your use of, and participation in, certain Services may be subject to additional terms (“Supplemental Terms”) and such Supplemental Terms will either be listed in the Terms of Use or will be presented to you for your acceptance when you sign up to use the supplemental Service.  If the Terms of Use are inconsistent with the Supplemental Terms, the Supplemental Terms shall control with respect to such Service.  The Terms of Use and any applicable Supplemental Terms are referred to herein as the “Terms.”

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TERMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY THE COMPANY IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION AT ANY TIME.  When changes are made, the Company will make a new copy of the Terms of Use available at the Website and any new Supplemental Terms will be made available from within, or through, the affected Service on the Website.  We will also update the “Last Updated” date at the top of the Terms of Use. Any changes to the Terms will be effective immediately for new Users of the Website and/or Services and will be effective thirty (30) days after posting of notice of such changes on the Website for existing Users, provided that any material changes shall be effective for Users who have an Account with us upon the earlier of thirty (30) days after posting of notice of such changes on the Website or thirty (30) days after dispatch of an e-mail notice of such changes to Registered Users (defined in Section 4.1 below).  The Company may require you to provide consent to the updated Terms in a specified manner before further use of the Website and/or the Services is permitted.  If you do not agree to any change(s) after receiving a notice of such change(s), you shall stop using the Website and/or the Services.  Otherwise, your continued use of the Website and/or Services constitutes your acceptance of such change(s).  PLEASE REGULARLY CHECK THE WEBSITE TO VIEW THE THEN-CURRENT TERMS.

1.              Services Connect Businesses and Customers.  The Company provides a marketplace that allows Users to offer, refer and obtain Deals (as defined in Section 2 below).  As a marketplace, we do not own or sell any items, and we do not make, offer, issue or honor any Deals ourselves.  We simply enable Users seeking to offer Deals (“Businesses”) and Users seeking to obtain or share Deals (“Customers”) to connect with one another, so the actual agreement establishing a Deal is between the relevant Business(es) and Customer(s). 

2.              Company Only Provides a Venue.  While the Company provides information regarding Deals as part of the Services, such information is solely informational.  We do not take part in any interactions between Users.  A Business may post a deal, special discount, coupon or other promotional offer (“Business Deal”) directly through its Account or may request the Company to post a Business Deal that it submits to us for posting.  In some instances the Company may independently and in its sole discretion post deals, special discounts, coupons or other promotional offers offered by Users that were not directly submitted by such Users (“User Deals”) or deals, special discounts, coupons or other promotional offers offered by third parties that are not Users and are available through third-party websites or other sources (“Third-Party Deals”) (Business Deals, User Deals and Third-Party Deals are referred to collectively as “Deals”). The Company has no control over and is not responsible for the content, accuracy, or any other aspect of Deals.  We do not have control over (a) the quality, timing, legality, failure to provide, or any aspect whatsoever of any ratings provided by Users, Deals, Deal referrals made by Customers, or (b) the integrity, responsibility, or any actions of any Users.  When interacting with other Users you should exercise caution and common sense to protect your personal safety and property, just as you would when interacting with other persons whom you don't know. NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE, OF ANY USER OF THE SERVICES.  THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES AND LICENSORS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, INJURY OR DAMAGE ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE COMPANY PROPERTIES.

3.              Use of the Services and Company Properties.  The Widget (as defined below), the Website, the Services, and the information and content available on the Website and the Services (as these terms are defined below) (collectively, the “Company Properties”) are protected by copyright laws throughout the world.  Subject to the Terms, the Company grants you a limited license to reproduce portions of the Company Properties for the sole purpose of using the Services for your personal or internal business purposes. Unless otherwise specified by the Company in a separate license, your right to use any Company Properties is subject to the Terms.

3.1           Company SoftwareUse of any software and associated documentation, other than the Application, that is made available via the Website or the Services (“Software”), to the extent applicable, is governed by the terms of the license agreement that accompanies or is included with the Software, or by the license agreement expressly stated on the Website page(s) accompanying the Software. These license terms may be posted with the Software downloads or at the Website page where the Software can be accessed.  You shall not use, download or install any Software that is accompanied by or includes a license agreement unless you agree to the terms of such license agreement.  At no time will Company provide you with any tangible copy of our Software.  Company shall deliver access to the Software via electronic transfer or download and shall not use or deliver any tangible media in connection with the (a) delivery, installation, updating or problem resolution of any Software (including any new releases); or (b) delivery, correction or updating of documentation.  For the purposes of this section tangible media shall include, but not be limited to, any tape disk, compact disk, card, flash drive, or any other comparable physical medium.  Unless the accompanying license agreement expressly allows otherwise, any copying or redistribution of the Software is prohibited, including any copying or redistribution of the Software to any other server or location, redistribution or use on a service bureau basis.  If there is any conflict between the Terms and the license agreement, the license agreement shall take precedence in relation to that Software (except as provided in the following sentence).  If the Software is a pre-release version, then, notwithstanding anything to the contrary included within an accompanying license agreement, you are not permitted to use or otherwise rely on the Software for any commercial or production purposes.  If no license agreement accompanies use of the Software, use of the Software will be governed by the Terms.  Subject to your compliance with the Terms, Company grants you a non-assignable, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable non-exclusive license to use the Software for the sole purpose of enabling you to use the Services in the manner permitted by the Terms.    Some Software may be offered under an open source license that we will make available to you. There may be provisions in the open source license that expressly override some of these terms.

(a)           Use of WidgetsOur widgets are Software tools that you may place on your website or within emails that you send to customers or potential customers to permit your visitors to access our Website (each, a “Widget”).  Subject to your compliance with the Terms, we hereby grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to use and display the Widget on your website for your own personal or internal business purposes.  You may not use the Widget for any other purpose without our prior written consent, and nothing in the Terms shall be deemed to grant you any right, title or interest in the Widget.  In addition, you may not:

(i)             Use the Widget to offer or promote, or otherwise use the Widget in association with, any products or services for sale;

(ii)           Use the Widget (or any content displayed in connection or with or through it) in any manner that would constitute an endorsement by us of any product, service, activity or brand contained on your website;

(iii)          Place the Widget on any website that includes content that is offensive, harassing, threatening, abusive, discriminatory, vulgar, pornographic, or otherwise inappropriate, as determined by us in our sole discretion; or

(iv)          Use the Widget in any manner that prevents the end users of your website from linking directly to our Website.

We reserve the right to discontinue providing any Widget at any time, or to direct you to cease displaying, or otherwise using, any Widget for any or no reason, without liability to you or any third-party.

3.2           Updates.  You understand that the Company Properties are evolving.  You acknowledge and agree that the Company may update the Company Properties with or without notifying you.  You may need to update third-party software from time to time in order to receive the Services or use the Company Properties.

3.3           Certain Restrictions.  The rights granted to you in the Terms are subject to the following restrictions: (a) you shall not license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, reproduce, distribute, host or otherwise commercially exploit the Company Properties or any portion of the Company Properties, including the Website, (b) you shall not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other Company Properties (including images, text, page layout or form) of the Company; (c) you shall not use any metatags or other “hidden text” using the Company’s name or trademarks; (d) you shall not modify, translate, adapt, merge, make derivative works of, disassemble, decompile, reverse compile or reverse engineer any part of the Company Properties except to the extent the foregoing restrictions are expressly prohibited by applicable law; (e) you shall not use any manual or automated software, devices or other processes (including but not limited to spiders, robots, scrapers, crawlers, avatars, data mining tools or the like) to “scrape” or download data from any web pages contained in the Website (except that we grant the operators of public search engines revocable permission to use spiders to copy materials from the Website for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials); (f) you shall not access the Company Properties in order to build a similar or competitive website, application or service; (g) except as expressly stated herein, no part of the Company Properties may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means; and (h) you shall not remove or destroy any copyright notices or other proprietary markings contained on or in the Company Properties. Any future release, update or other addition to the Company Properties shall be subject to the Terms.  The Company, its suppliers and service providers reserve all rights not granted in the Terms.  Any unauthorized use of the Company Properties terminates the licenses granted by the Company pursuant to the Terms.

3.4           Third-Party Materials.   As a part of the Company Properties, you may have access to materials that are hosted by another party.  You agree that it is impossible for the Company to monitor such materials and that you access these materials at your own risk.

4.              Registration.

4.1           Registering Your Account.  In order to access certain features of the Company Properties you may be required to become a Registered User.  For purposes of the Terms, a “Registered User” is (i) a User who has registered a personal user account on the Website and/or (ii) a user who claims a business account on the Website (each an “Account”).

4.2           Access Through an SNS.  You may link your Account with a valid account on a social networking service (“SNS”) (such account a “Third-Party Account”), by allowing Company to access your Third-Party Account, as is permitted under the applicable terms and conditions that govern your use of each Third-Party Account.  You represent that you are entitled to disclose your Third-Party Account login information to the Company and/or grant the Company access to your Third-Party Account (including, but not limited to, for use for the purposes described herein) without breach by you of any of the terms and conditions that govern your use of the applicable Third-Party Account and without obligating the Company to pay any fees or making the Company subject to any usage limitations imposed by such third-party service providers.  By granting the Company access to any Third-Party Accounts, you understand that the Company may access, make available and store (if applicable) any information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags and/or other materials accessible through the Company Properties (“Content”) that you have provided to and stored in your Third-Party Account (“SNS Content”) so that it is available on and through the Company Properties via your Account.  Unless otherwise specified in the Terms, all SNS Content shall be considered to be Your Content (as defined in Section 8.1) for all purposes of the Terms.  Depending on the Third-Party Accounts you choose and subject to the privacy settings that you have set in such Third-Party Accounts, personally identifiable information that you post to your Third-Party Accounts may be available on and through your Account on the Company Properties. Please note that if a Third-Party Account or associated service becomes unavailable or Company’s access to such Third-Party Account is terminated by the third-party service provider, then SNS Content will no longer be available on and through the Company Properties.  You have the ability to disable the connection between your Account and your Third-Party Accounts at any time by accessing the “Account Settings” section of the Website.  PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR THIRD-PARTY ACCOUNTS IS GOVERNED SOLELY BY YOUR AGREEMENT(S) WITH SUCH THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, AND COMPANY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION THAT MAY BE PROVIDED TO IT BY SUCH THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS IN VIOLATION OF THE PRIVACY SETTINGS THAT YOU HAVE SET IN SUCH THIRD-PARTY ACCOUNTS.  The Company makes no effort to review any SNS Content for any purpose, including but not limited to, for accuracy, legality or noninfringement and the Company is not responsible for any SNS Content.

4.3           Registration Data.  In registering for the Services, you agree to (1) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Services’ registration form (the “Registration Data”); and (2) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.  You represent that you are (1) at least eighteen (18) years old; (2) of legal age to form a binding contract; and (3) not a person barred from using the Company Properties under the laws of the United States, your place of residence or any other applicable jurisdiction. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your Account.  You agree that you shall monitor your Account to restrict use by minors, and you will accept full responsibility for any unauthorized use of the Company Properties by minors.  You may not share your Account or password with anyone, and you agree to (1) notify Company immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or any other breach of security; and (2) exit from your Account at the end of each session.  If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or the Company has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, the Company has the right to suspend or terminate your Account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Company Properties (or any portion thereof).  You agree not to create an Account using a false identity or information, or on behalf of someone other than yourself.  You agree that you shall not have more than one Account per platform or SNS at any given time.  The Company reserves the right to remove or reclaim any usernames at any time and for any reason, including but not limited to, claims by a third-party that a username violates the third-party’s rights.  You agree not to create an Account or use the Company Properties if you personally have or the business you claimed has been previously removed by the Company, or if you have been previously banned from any of the Company Properties.

4.4           Necessary Equipment and Software.  You must provide all equipment and software necessary to connect to the Company Properties.  You are solely responsible for any fees, including Internet connection or mobile fees, that you incur when accessing the Company Properties.

5.              Business Conditions.  When listing a Business Deal, you agree to comply with our rules for listing and that:

5.1           You are responsible for the accuracy and content of the listing and Business Deal offered.  You may modify any Deal already listed through your Account. 

5.2           Your listing may not be immediately searchable by keyword or category for several hours (or up to 24 hours in some circumstances).

5.3           We strive to create a marketplace where Customers can find what they are looking for.  Therefore, the appearance or placement of a listing in search and browse results will depend on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to:

(a)           Customer’s location, search query, browsing sites, and history;

(b)           Location associated with the Business Deal, listing format, content, terms of service, start and/or end time, history, and relevance to the User query.

(c)           Business’s history, Customer ratings and feedback; and

(d)           Number of listings matching the Customer’s query.  To drive a positive User experience, a listing may not appear in some search and browse results regardless of the sort order chosen by the Customer.

6.              Customer Conditions.  When selecting, accepting or referring a Deal, you agree that:

6.1           You are responsible for reading the full Deal listing and any and all details and conditions on the offering party’s website or other reference materials before selecting, accepting or referring a Deal.

6.2           The Deal may have an expiration date or other associated terms and conditions in order to use the Deal.

6.3           Any Deal that contains a third party link is subject to Section 14, Third-Party Websites and Ads.

7.              Release.  The Company expressly disclaims any liability that may arise between Users of its Services.  The Services are only a venue for connecting Users and for connecting Customers with Deals. Company does not itself issue, obtain, refer or honor Deals.  In the event that you have a dispute with one or more Users or with a third party in relation to a Deal, you release Company (and our officers, directors, agents, investors, subsidiaries, and employees) from any and all claims, demands, or damages (actual or consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

8.              Responsibility for Content.

8.1           Types of Content.  You acknowledge that all Content, including the Company Properties, is the sole responsibility of the party from whom such Content originated.  This means that you, and not Company, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise share or make available (“Make Available”) through the Company Properties, including Business Deals (“Your Content”), and that you and other Users of the Company Properties, and not the Company, are similarly responsible for all Content they Make Available through the Company Properties (“User Content”). 

8.2           No Obligation to Pre-Screen Content.  You acknowledge that the Company has no obligation to pre-screen Content (including, but not limited to, User Content or Deals), although the Company reserves the right in its sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse or remove any Content.  By entering into the Terms, you hereby provide your irrevocable consent to such monitoring.  You acknowledge and agree that you have no expectation of privacy concerning the transmission of Your Content, including without limitation messages that you send using the Services.  In the event that the Company pre-screens, refuses or removes any Content, you acknowledge that the Company will do so for the Company’s benefit, not yours.  Without limiting the foregoing, the Company shall have the right to remove any Content or Deal that violates the Terms or is otherwise objectionable.

8.3           Storage.  Unless expressly agreed to by the Company in writing elsewhere, the Company has no obligation to store any of Your Content that you Make Available on the Company Properties.  The Company has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or accuracy of any Content, including Your Content; the failure to store, transmit or receive transmission of Content; or the security, privacy, storage, or transmission of other communications originating with or involving use of the Company Properties.  Certain Services may enable you to specify the level at which such Services restrict access to Your Content.  You are solely responsible for applying the appropriate level of access to Your Content.  If you do not choose, the system may default to its most permissive setting.  You agree that the Company retains the right to create reasonable limits on the Company’s use and storage of the Content, including Your Content, such as limits on file size, storage space, processing capacity, and similar limits described in the web pages accompanying the Services and as otherwise determined by the Company in its sole discretion.

9.              Ownership.

9.1           Company Properties.  Except with respect to Your Content and User Content, you agree that the Company and its suppliers own all rights, title and interest in the Company Properties (including but not limited to, any computer code, themes, objects, characters, character names, stories, dialogue, concepts, artwork, animations, sounds, musical compositions, audiovisual effects, methods of operation, moral rights, and documentation).  You will not remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Website, the Services, or the Company Properties.

9.2           Trademarks.  and other related graphics, logos, service marks and trade names used on or  in connection with the Company Properties are the trademarks of the Company and may not be used without permission in connection with any third-party products or services.  Other trademarks, service marks and trade names that may appear on or in the Company Properties are the property of their respective owners.

9.3           Other Content.  Except with respect to Your Content, you agree that you have no right or title in or to any Content that appears on or in the Company Properties.

9.4           Your Content.  The Company does not claim ownership of Your Content.  However, when you as a User post or publish Your Content on or in the Company Properties, you represent that you own and/or have a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license to use, license, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, derive revenue or other remuneration from, and communicate to the public, perform and display Your Content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any worldwide intellectual property right that may exist in Your Content. 

9.5           License to Your Content.  Subject to any applicable account settings that you select, you grant the Company a fully paid, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right (including any moral rights) and license to use, license, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform, and publicly display, Your Content (in whole or in part) for the purposes of operating and providing the Company Properties to you and to our other Users.  Please remember that other Users may search for, see, use, modify and reproduce any of Your Content that you submit to any “public” area of the Company Properties.  You warrant that the holder of any worldwide intellectual property right, including moral rights, in Your Content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to you the right to grant the license stated aboveYou agree that you, not the Company, are responsible for all of Your Content that you Make Available on or in the Company Properties.

9.6           Username.  Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, by submitting Your Content to any forums, comments or any other area on or in the Company Properties, you hereby expressly permit the Company to identify you by your username (which may be your name, initials, or a pseudonym) as the contributor of Your Content in any publication in any form, media or technology now known or later developed in connection with Your Content.

9.7           Your Account.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, you acknowledge and agree that you shall have no ownership or other property interest in your Account, and you further acknowledge and agree that all rights in and to your Account are and shall forever be owned by and inure to the benefit of the Company.

9.8           Your Profile.  Any Content posted by you in your profile may not contain nudity, violence, sexually explicit, or offensive subject matter.  You may not post or submit for print services a photograph of another person without that person’s permission.

9.9           Feedback.  You agree that submission of any ideas, suggestions, documents, and/or proposals to the Company through its suggestion, feedback, wiki, forum or similar pages (“Feedback”) is at your own risk and that the Company has no obligations (including without limitation obligations of confidentiality) with respect to such Feedback.  You represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to submit the Feedback.  You hereby grant to the Company a fully paid, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, and fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, perform, display, distribute, adapt, modify, re-format, create derivative works of, and otherwise commercially or non-commercially exploit in any manner, any and all Feedback, and to sublicense the foregoing rights, in connection with the operation and maintenance of the Company Properties.

9.10        ReviewsThe Services host User Content that is related to reviews of certain Users.  Such reviews are opinions and are not the opinion of Company, have not been verified by Company, and each User should undertake his or her own research to be satisfied concerning any specific User.  You agree that Company is not liable for such User Content.

10.           User Conduct.  While using or accessing the Company Properties you agree that you will not, under any circumstances:

(a)           Breach or circumvent any laws, third party rights or our systems, policies, or determinations of your Account status;

(b)           Interfere with or damage Company Properties, including, without limitation, through the use of viruses, cancel bots, Trojan horses, harmful code, flood pings, denial-of-service attacks, packet or IP spoofing, forged routing or electronic mail address information, or similar methods or technology;

(c)           Fail to honor any Deal offered by you, unless the Customer fails to follow the posted terms;

(d)           Manipulate the contents or terms of any Deal or interfere with other Users’ listings;

(e)           Post false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory or libelous content;

(f)            Take any action that may undermine our feedback or ratings systems;

(g)           Transfer your Account and username to another party without our express consent;

(h)           Bypass our robot exclusion headers, interfere with the working of the Company Properties, or impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;

(i)             Upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;

(j)             Use the Company Properties to collect, harvest, transmit, distribute, post or submit any information concerning any other person or entity, including without limitation, photographs of others without their permission, personal contact information or credit, debit, calling card or account numbers; or

(k)           Make Available any Content that (i) is unlawful, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (iv) is violent or threatening, or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any other person; or (v) promotes illegal or harmful activities;

11.           No Solicitation.  The Services may not be used to solicit for any other business, website or services. You may not solicit, advertise for, or contact in any form Users for employment, contracting, or any other purpose not related to the Services facilitated through the Company Properties.  You may not use the Services to collect usernames and/or email addresses of Users by electronic or other means without the express prior written consent of Company.

12.           Investigations.  The Company may, but is not obligated to, monitor or review the Company Properties and Content at any time.  Without limiting the foregoing, the Company shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to remove any of Your Content for any reason (or no reason), including if such Content violates the Terms or any applicable law.  Although the Company does not generally monitor user activity occurring in connection with the Company Properties or Content, if the Company becomes aware of any possible violations by you of any provision of the Terms, the Company reserves the right to investigate such violations, and the Company may, at its sole discretion, immediately terminate your license to use the Company Properties, or change, alter or remove Your Content, in whole or in part, without prior notice to you.

13.           Interactions with Other Users.

13.1        User ResponsibilityYou are solely responsible for your interactions with other Users of the Company Properties and any other parties with whom you interact through the Company Properties; provided, however, that the Company reserves the right, but has no obligation, to intercede in such disputes. 

13.2        Content Provided by Other Users.  The Company Properties may contain User Content provided by other Users.  The Company is not responsible for and does not control User Content.  The Company has no obligation to review or monitor, and does not approve, endorse or make any representations or warranties with respect to User Content.  You use all User Content and interact with other Users at your own risk.

14.           Third-Party Websites & Ads.  The Company Properties may contain links to third-party websites, which may include Deals (“Third-Party Websites”) and advertisements for third parties (“Third-Party Ads”) (collectively, “Third-Party Websites & Ads”).  When you click on a link to a Third-Party Website or a Third-Party Ad, we will not warn you that you have left the Company Properties and are subject to the terms and conditions (including privacy policies) of another website or destination.  Such Third-Party Websites are not under the control of the Company.  The Company is not responsible for any Third-Party Websites & Ads.  The Company provides these Third-Party Websites & Ads only as a convenience and does not review, approve, monitor, endorse, warrant, or make any representations with respect to Third-Party Websites & Ads, or their products or services.  You use all links in Third-Party Websites & Ads at your own risk. When you leave our Website, our Terms and policies no longer govern.  You should review applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any Third-Party Websites, and should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction with any third-party.

15.           Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold the Company, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, partners and licensors (collectively the “Company Parties”) harmless from any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of: (a) Your Content; (b) your use of, or inability to use, the Company Properties; (c) your violation of the Terms; (d) your violation of any rights of another party, including any User; or (e) your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations.  The Company reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with the Company in asserting any available defenses.  You agree that the provisions in this section will survive any termination of your Account, the Terms, or your access to the Company Properties.

16.           Disclaimer of Warranties.

16.1        As Is.  YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOUR USE OF THE COMPANY PROPERTIES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK, AND THE COMPANY PROPERTIES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITH ALL FAULTS.  THE COMPANY PARTIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

(a)           THE COMPANY PARTIES MAKE NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR CONDITION THAT: (1) THE COMPANY PROPERTIES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (2) YOUR USE OF THE COMPANY PROPERTIES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE; (3) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE COMPANY PROPERTIES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; OR (4) ANY ERRORS IN THE COMPANY PROPERTIES WILL BE CORRECTED.

(b)           ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED FROM OR OTHERWISE ACCESSED THROUGH THE COMPANY PROPERTIES IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND YOU SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTY OR PERSON, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM AND ANY DEVICE YOU USE TO ACCESS THE COMPANY PROPERTIES, OR ANY OTHER LOSS THAT RESULTS FROM ACCESSING SUCH CONTENT.

(c)           THE SERVICES MAY BE SUBJECT TO DELAYS, CANCELLATIONS AND OTHER DISRUPTIONS.  THE COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR CONDITION WITH RESPECT TO SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE QUALITY, EFFECTIVENESS, REPUTATION AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS OF SERVICES.

(d)           NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM THE COMPANY OR THROUGH THE COMPANY PROPERTIES WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.

(e)           FROM TIME TO TIME, THE COMPANY MAY OFFER NEW “BETA” FEATURES OR TOOLS WITH WHICH ITS USERS MAY EXPERIMENT.  SUCH FEATURES OR TOOLS ARE OFFERED SOLELY FOR EXPERIMENTAL PURPOSES AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND MAY BE MODIFIED OR DISCONTINUED AT COMPANY’S SOLE DISCRETION.  THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION APPLY WITH FULL FORCE TO SUCH FEATURES OR TOOLS.

16.2        No Liability for Conduct of Third Parties.  YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE COMPANY PARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE, AND YOU AGREE NOT TO SEEK TO HOLD THE COMPANY PARTIES LIABLE, FOR THE CONDUCT OF THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING OPERATORS OF EXTERNAL SITES, AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM SUCH THIRD PARTIES RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

16.3        No Liability for Conduct of Other Users.  YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF YOUR COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE COMPANY PROPERTIES. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE COMPANY DOES NOT MAKE ANY ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF USERS OF THE COMPANY PROPERTIES. THE COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OF USERS OF THE COMPANY PROPERTIES.  YOU AGREE TO TAKE REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS IN ALL COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE COMPANY PROPERTIES.

(a)           YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, SUBJECT TO THESE TERMS, WE WILL POST BUSINESS DEALS AS REQUESTED BY BUSINESSES AND THAT WE MAY ALSO POST USER DEALS AND THIRD-PARTY DEALS BUT THAT WE HAVE NO LIABILITY IF A DEAL POSTED THROUGH THE SERVICES IS, OR SUBSEQUENTLY BECOMES, INCORRECT OR INVALID OR OTHERWISE INACCURATE (E.G., DUE TO A MISTAKE IN DEAL DESCRIPTION OR TO EXPIRATION OF THE DEAL).  THE COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT DEALS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS.  THE COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, TRUTHFULNESS, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY USER CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH THE COMPANY PROPERTIES.

(b)           WE ARE NOT INVOLVED IN ANY ACTUAL TRANSACTION BETWEEN BUSINESSES AND CUSTOMERS RELATED TO BUSINESS DEALS OR USER DEALS OR BETWEEN CUSTOMERS AND THIRD PARTIES RELATED TO THIRD-PARTY DEALS.  WHILE WE MAY HELP FACILITATE THE RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES AMONG USERS THROUGH VARIOUS PROGRAMS, WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER AND DO NOT GUARANTEE THE QUALITY, SAFETY OR LEGALITY OF DEALS ADVERTISED, THE TRUTH OR ACCURACY OF USERS’ CONTENT, LISTINGS, OR REFERRALS, THE ABILITY OF BUSINESSES TO OFFER DEALS, THE ABILITY OF CUSTOMERS TO OBTAIN, ACCEPT OR REFER THEM, OR THAT A BUSINESS WILL ACTUALLY HONOR, OR A CUSTOMER WILL ACTUALLY REFER OR USE, A DEAL.

17.           Limitation of Liability.

17.1        Disclaimer of Certain Damages.  YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE COMPANY PROPERTIES OR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL OR BODILY INJURY OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE TERMS, OR FROM ANY COMMUNICATIONS, INTERACTIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE COMPANY PROPERTIES OR THIRD PARTIES, ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, RESULTING FROM: (1) THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE COMPANY PROPERTIES; (2) ANY DEALS OFFERED THROUGH THE SERVICES; (3) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED FOR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE COMPANY PROPERTIES; (4) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (5) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD-PARTY ON COMPANY PROPERTIES; OR (6) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATED TO THE COMPANY PROPERTIES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, COPYRIGHT, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.

17.2        Cap on Liability.  UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE COMPANY PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR MORE THAN THE AMOUNT RECEIVED BY THE COMPANY AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE COMPANY PROPERTIES IN THE SIX MONTHS PRECEEDING THE DATE ON WHICH YOU FIRST ASSERT YOUR CLAIM.  IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID COMPANY ANY AMOUNTS IN THE SIX MONTHS PRECEEDING THE DATE ON WHICH YOU FIRST ASSERT ANY SUCH CLAIM, THE COMPANY’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO FIFTY DOLLARS ($50).

17.3        Exclusion of DamagesCERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES.  IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS  MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

17.4        User Content.  THE COMPANY PARTIES ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TIMELINESS, DELETION, MIS-DELIVERY OR FAILURE TO STORE ANY CONTENT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOUR CONTENT AND USER CONTENT), USER COMMUNICATIONS OR PERSONALIZATION SETTINGS.

17.5        Basis of the Bargain.  THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN THE COMPANY AND YOU.

18.           Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.  It is the Company’s policy to terminate membership privileges of any User who repeatedly infringes copyright upon prompt notification to the Company by the copyright owner or the copyright owner’s legal agent.  Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Company Properties in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information: (1) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (2) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (3) a description of the location on the Company Properties of the material that you claim is infringing; (4) your address, telephone number and e-mail address; (5) a written 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; (6) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.  Contact information for the Company’s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement is as follows:

Joinesty, Inc.

Attn: Stephen Yoskowitz

320 W. Ohio St., #3W

Chicago, IL 60654  

 

19.           Term.

19.1        Term.  The Terms commence on the date when you accept them (as described in the preamble above) and remain in full force and effect while you use the Company Properties, unless terminated earlier in accordance with the Terms.

19.2        Prior Use.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you used the Company Properties prior to the date you accepted the Terms, you hereby acknowledge and agree that the Terms commenced on the date you first used the Company Properties (whichever is earlier) and will remain in full force and effect while you use the Company Properties, unless earlier terminated in accordance with the Terms.

20.           Termination or Suspension of Services by Company. Company may terminate or suspend your right to use the Company Properties at any time for any or no reason by providing you with written or email notice of such termination, and termination will be effective immediately upon delivery of such notice.  We may cancel unconfirmed Accounts or Accounts that have been inactive for a long time, or modify or discontinue our Services.  Without limitation, the Company may terminate or suspend your right to use the Company Properties if you breach any provision of the Terms or any policy of the Company posted through the Company Properties from time to time; if the Company otherwise finds that you have engaged in inappropriate and/or offensive behavior; if Company believes you are creating problems or possible legal liabilities; if the Company believes such action will improve the security of our community or reduce another User’s exposure to financial liabilities; if the Company believes you are infringing the rights of third parties; if the Company believes you are acting inconsistently with the spirit of these Terms; or if despite our reasonable endeavors, the Company is unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide.  In addition to terminating or suspending your Account, Company reserves the right to take appropriate legal action, including without limitation pursuing civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.  Even after your right to use the Services is terminated or suspended, these Terms will remain enforceable against you.

20.1        Termination of Services by YouIf you want to terminate the Services provided by the Company, you may do so by closing your Account for all of the Services that you use.

20.2        Effect of Termination.  Termination of any Service includes removal of access to such Service and barring of further use of the Service.  Termination of all Services also includes deletion of your password and all related information, files and Content associated with or inside your Account (or any part thereof), including Your Content.  Upon termination of any Service, your right to use such Service will automatically terminate immediately.  You understand that any termination of Services may involve deletion of Your Content associated therewith from our live databases.  Please note that we may be required to keep such information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements).  When we delete any information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives.  We may also retain your information for fraud or similar purposes. The Company will not have any liability whatsoever to you for any suspension or termination, including for deletion of Your Content.  All provisions of the Terms that by their nature should survive, shall survive termination of Services, including without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, and limitation of liability.

21.           Remedies.

21.1        Violations.  If the Company becomes aware of any possible violations by you of the Terms, the Company reserves the right to investigate such violations.  If, as a result of the investigation, the Company believes that criminal activity has occurred, the Company reserves the right to refer the matter to, and to cooperate with, any and all applicable legal authorities.  The Company is entitled, except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, to disclose any information or materials on or in the Company Properties, including Your Content, to (1) comply with applicable laws, legal process or governmental request; (2) enforce the Terms; (3) respond to any claims that Your Content violates the rights of third parties; (4) respond to your requests for customer service; (5) protect the rights, property or personal safety of the Company, its Users or the public; or (6) in connection with all enforcement actions or investigations or other government officials, as the Company in its sole discretion believes to be necessary or appropriate.

21.2        Breach.  In the event that the Company determines, in its sole discretion, that you have breached any portion of the Terms, or have otherwise demonstrated conduct inappropriate for the Company Properties, the Company reserves the right to:

(a)           Warn you via e-mail (to any e-mail address you have provided to the Company) that you have violated the Terms;

(b)           Delete any of Your Content provided by you or your agent(s) to the Company Properties;

(c)           Discontinue your registration(s) with any of the Company Properties, including the Services or any Company community;

(d)           Notify and/or send Content to, and/or fully cooperate with, the proper law enforcement authorities for further action; and/or

(e)           Pursue any other action that the Company deems to be appropriate.

21.3        No Subsequent Registration.  If your registration(s) with or ability to access the Company Properties, or any other Company community is discontinued by the Company due to your violation of any portion of the Terms or for conduct otherwise inappropriate for the community, then you agree that you shall not attempt to re-register with or access the Company Properties or any Company community through use of a different member name or otherwise.  In the event that you violate the immediately preceding sentence, the Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to immediately take any or all of the actions set forth herein without any notice or warning to you.

22.           International Users.  This Website can be accessed from countries around the world and may contain references to Company Properties and Content that are not available in your country.  These references do not imply that the Company intends to announce such Company Properties or Content in your country.  The Company Properties are controlled and offered by the Company from its facilities in the United States of America.  The Company makes no representations that the Company Properties are appropriate or available for use in other locations.  Those who access or use the Company Properties from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.

23.           Arbitration Agreement. 

Please read this Arbitration Agreement carefully.  It is part of your contract with Company and affects your rights.  It contains procedures for MANDATORY BINDING ARBITRATION AND A CLASS ACTION WAIVER.

(a)           Applicability of Arbitration Agreement.  All claims and disputes (excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable relief as set forth below) in connection with the Terms or the use of any product or service provided by the Company that cannot be resolved informally or in small claims court shall be resolved by binding arbitration on an individual basis under the terms of this Arbitration Agreement.  Unless otherwise agreed, all arbitration proceedings will be held in English.  This Arbitration Agreement applies to you and the Company, and to any subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, employees, predecessors in interest, successors, and assigns, as well as all authorized or unauthorized users or beneficiaries of services or goods provided under the Terms.

(b)           Notice Requirement and Informal Dispute Resolution.  Before either party may seek arbitration, the party must first send to the other party a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”) describing the nature and basis of the claim or dispute, and the requested relief.  A Notice to the Company should be sent to:

Joinesty, Inc.

Attn: Stephen Yoskowitz

30 East Huron St., #4509,

Chicago, IL 60611 

After the Notice is received, you and the Company may attempt to resolve the claim or dispute informally.  If you and the Company do not resolve the claim or dispute within thirty (30) days after the Notice is received, either party may begin an arbitration proceeding.  The amount of any settlement offer made by any party may not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator has determined the amount of the award, if any, to which either party is entitled.

(c)           Arbitration Rules.  Arbitration shall be initiated through JAMS, an established alternative dispute resolution provider (“ADR Provider”) that offers arbitration as set forth in this section.  If JAMS is not available to arbitrate, the parties shall agree to select an alternative ADR Provider.  The rules of the ADR Provider shall govern all aspects of the arbitration, including but not limited to the method of initiating and/or demanding arbitration, except to the extent such rules are in conflict with the Terms.  The JAMS Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures governing the arbitration are available online at http://www.jamsadr.com/ or by calling JAMS at 1-800-352-5267.  The arbitration shall be conducted by a single, neutral arbitrator.  Any claims or disputes where the total amount of the award sought is less than Ten Thousand U.S. Dollars (US $10,000.00) may be resolved through binding non-appearance-based arbitration, at the option of the party seeking relief.  For claims or disputes where the total amount of the award sought is Ten Thousand U.S. Dollars (US $10,000.00) or more, the right to a hearing will be determined by the Arbitration Rules.  Any hearing will be held in a location within 100 miles of your residence, unless you reside outside of the United States, and unless the parties agree otherwise.  If you reside outside of the U.S., the arbitrator shall give the parties reasonable notice of the date, time and place of any oral hearing.  Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.  If the arbitrator grants you an award that is greater than the last settlement offer that the Company made to you prior to the initiation of arbitration, the Company will pay you the greater of the award or $2500.  Each party shall bear its own costs (including attorney’s fees) and disbursements arising out of the arbitration and shall pay an equal share of the fees and costs of the ADR Provider.

(d)           Additional Rules for Non-Appearance Based Arbitration.  If non-appearance based arbitration is elected, the arbitration shall be conducted by telephone, online and/or based solely on written submissions; the specific manner shall be chosen by the party initiating the arbitration.  The arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise agreed by the parties.

(e)           Time Limits.  If you or the Company pursue arbitration, the arbitration action must be initiated and/or demanded within the statute of limitations (i.e., the legal deadline for filing a claim) and within any deadline imposed under the JAMS Rules for the pertinent claim.

(f)            Authority of Arbitrator.  If arbitration is initiated, the arbitrator will decide the rights and liabilities, if any, of you and the Company, and the dispute will not be consolidated with any other matters or joined with any other cases or parties.  The arbitrator shall have the authority to grant motions dispositive of all or part of any claim.  The arbitrator shall have the authority to award monetary damages, and to grant any non-monetary remedy or relief available to an individual under applicable law, the JAMS Rules, and the Terms.  The arbitrator shall issue a written award and statement of decision describing the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based, including the calculation of any damages awarded.  The arbitrator has the same authority to award relief on an individual basis that a judge in a court of law would have.  The award of the arbitrator is final and binding upon you and the Company.

(g)           Waiver of Jury Trial.  THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY RIGHTS TO GO TO COURT AND HAVE A TRIAL IN FRONT OF A JUDGE OR A JURY, instead electing that all claims and disputes shall be resolved by arbitration under this Arbitration Agreement.  Arbitration procedures are typically more limited, more efficient and less costly than rules applicable in a court and are subject to very limited review by a court.  In the event any litigation should arise between you and the Company in any state or federal court in a suit to vacate or enforce an arbitration award or otherwise, YOU AND THE COMPANY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO A JURY TRIAL, instead electing that the dispute be resolved by a judge.

(h)           Waiver of Class or Consolidated Actions.  ALL CLAIMS AND DISPUTES WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT MUST BE ARBITRATED OR LITIGATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT ON A CLASS BASIS, AND CLAIMS OF MORE THAN ONE CUSTOMER OR USER CANNOT BE ARBITRATED OR LITIGATED JOINTLY OR CONSOLIDATED WITH THOSE OF ANY OTHER CUSTOMER OR USER. 

(i)             Confidentiality.  All aspects of the arbitration proceeding, including but not limited to the statement of decision and award of the arbitrator and compliance therewith, shall be strictly confidential.  The parties agree to maintain confidentiality unless otherwise required by law.  This paragraph shall not prevent a party from submitting to a court of law any information necessary to enforce this Agreement, to enforce an arbitration award, or to seek injunctive or equitable relief.

(j)             Severability.  If any part or parts of this Arbitration Agreement are found under the law to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, then such specific part or parts shall be of no force and effect and shall be severed and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

(k)           Right to Waive.  Any or all of the rights and limitations set forth in this Arbitration Agreement may be waived by the party against whom the claim is asserted.  Such waiver shall not waive or affect any other portion of this Arbitration Agreement.

(l)             Survival of Agreement.  This Arbitration Agreement will survive the termination of your relationship with Company. 

(m)         Small Claims Court.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, either you or the Company may bring an individual action in small claims court.

(n)           Emergency Equitable Relief.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may seek emergency equitable relief before a state or federal court in order to maintain the status quo pending arbitration.  A request for interim measures shall not be deemed a waiver of any other rights or obligations under this Arbitration Agreement.

(o)           Claims Not Subject to Arbitration.  This provision applies only to Businesses and not to Customers.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, claims of defamation, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and infringement or misappropriation of the other party’s patent, copyright, trademark or trade secrets shall not be subject to this Arbitration Agreement.

(p)           Courts.  In any circumstances where the foregoing Arbitration Agreement permits the parties to litigate in court, the parties hereby agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within San Francisco City & County, California, for such purpose.

24.           General Provisions.

24.1        Electronic Communications.  The communications between you and the Company use electronic means, whether you visit the Company Properties or send Company e-mails, or whether the Company posts notices on the Company Properties or communicates with you via e-mail.  For contractual purposes, you (1) consent to receive communications from the Company in an electronic form; and (2) agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that the Company provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were to be in writing.  The foregoing does not affect your statutory rights.

24.2        Release.  You hereby release the Company Parties and their successors from claims, demands, any and all losses, damages, rights, and actions of any kind, including personal injuries, death, and property damage, that is either directly or indirectly related to or arises from your use of the Company Properties, including but not limited to, any interactions with or conduct of other Users or third-party websites of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the Terms or your use of the Company Properties.  If you are a California resident, you hereby waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which states, “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.

24.3        Assignment.  The Terms, and your rights and obligations hereunder, may not be assigned, subcontracted, delegated, or otherwise transferred by you without the Company’s prior written consent, and any attempted assignment, subcontract, delegation, or transfer in violation of the foregoing will be null and void.

24.4        Force Majeure.  The Company shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting from causes outside its reasonable control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, war, terrorism, riots, embargos, acts of civil or military authorities, fire, floods, accidents, strikes or shortages of transportation facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials.

24.5        Questions, Complaints, Claims.  If you have any questions, complaints or claims with respect to the Company Properties, please contact us at questionsconcernscomments@joinesty.com.  We will do our best to address your concerns.  If you feel that your concerns have been addressed incompletely, we invite you to let us know for further investigation.

24.6        Limitations PeriodYOU AND THE COMPANY AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE TERMS, THE COMPANY PROPERTIES OR THE CONTENT MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES.  OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

24.7        Governing Law.  The Terms and any action related thereto will be governed and interpreted by and under the laws of the State of California consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act, without giving effect to any principles that provide for the application of the law of another jurisdiction. 

24.8        Choice of Language.  It is the express wish of the parties that the Terms and all related documents have been drawn up in English.  C’est law volone expresse des parties que la presente convention ainsi que les documents qui s’y rattacent soient rediges en anglais.

24.9        Notice.  Where the Company requires that you provide an e-mail address, you are responsible for providing the Company with your most current e-mail address.  In the event that the last e-mail address you provided to the Company is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to you any notices required/ permitted by the Terms, the Company’s dispatch of the e-mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice.  You may give notice to the Company at the following address: 

Joinesty, Inc.

Attn: Stephen Yoskowitz

30 East Huron St., #4509,

Chicago, IL 60611 

Such notice shall be deemed given when received by the Company by letter delivered by nationally recognized overnight delivery service or first class postage prepaid mail at the above address.

24.10     Waiver.  Any waiver or failure to enforce any provision of the Terms on one occasion will not be deemed a waiver of any other provision or of such provision on any other occasion.

24.11     Severability.  If any provision of the Terms is, for any reason, held to be invalid or unenforceable, the other provisions of the Terms will remain enforceable, and the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed modified so that it is valid and enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by law.

24.12     Export Control.  You may not use, export, import, or transfer the Company Properties except as authorized by U.S. law, the laws of the jurisdiction in which you obtained the Company Properties, and any other applicable laws.  In particular, but without limitation, the Company Properties may not be exported or re-exported (a) into any United States embargoed countries; or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Denied Person’s List or Entity List. By using the Company Properties, you represent and warrant that (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties. You also will not use the Company Properties for any purpose prohibited by U.S. law, including the development, design, manufacture or production of missiles, nuclear, chemical or biological weapons.  You acknowledge and agree that products, services or technology provided by the Company are subject to the export control laws and regulations of the United States.  You shall comply with these laws and regulations and shall not, without prior U.S. government authorization, export, re-export, or transfer the Company products, services or technology, either directly or indirectly, to any country in violation of such laws and regulations.

24.13     Consumer Complaints.  In accordance with California Civil Code §1789.3, you may report complaints to the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by contacting them in writing at 400 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.

24.14     Entire Agreement.  The Terms are the final, complete and exclusive agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and merges all prior discussions between the parties with respect to such subject matter.

25.           International Provisions.  The following provisions shall apply only if you are located in the countries listed below.

25.1        United Kingdom.  A third-party who is not a party to the Terms has no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any provision of the Terms, but this does not affect any right or remedy of such third-party which exists or is available apart from that Act.

25.2        Germany.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 17, the Company is also not liable for acts of simple negligence (unless they cause injuries to or death of any person), except when they are caused by a breach of any substantial contractual obligations (vertragswesentliche Pflichten).

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