Terms of Service
Last updated: April 4, 2016
Before using any Service, please read carefully the following Terms of Service. By accessing, browsing and/or using the Service, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by all the terms, conditions, consents and disclosures set forth in these Terms of Service, the applicable guidelines set forth on the website, and the applicable end user license agreement (if any) for any mobile apps you download. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, the applicable guidelines and/or the applicable end user license agreement (if any), then please do not use the Service.
The Service is available only for individuals who are 18 years or older. If you are under the age of 18, then you agree to review these Terms of Service with your parent or guardian to make sure that both you and your parent or guardian understand and agree to these Terms of Service. You agree to have your parent or guardian review and accept these Terms of Service on your behalf. If you are a parent or guardian agreeing to these Terms of Service for the benefit of anyone under 18, then you agree to and accept full responsibility for that person’s use of the Service, including all financial charges and legal liability that he or she may incur. If you are under 13 years of age, you are not authorized to use the Service.
SERVICE CONNECTS STYLISTS AND CLIENTS
The Service connects personal stylists employed by Company (“Stylists”) providing wardrobe and outfit styling services (the “Styling Services”) with clients seeking such services (“Clients”).
The Service may include certain paid features (each, a “Paid Feature”) that you may purchase on a one-off basis or as a part of a membership or subscription program offered by Company from time to time, which are subject to the applicable rules and/or terms identified at the time. You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase or use any Paid Feature.
PUBLIC AREAS; ACCEPTABLE USE
The Service may contain profiles, email systems, blogs, message boards, applications, job postings, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities and/or other message or communication facilities (“Public Areas”) that allow Clients and Stylists to communicate with one another. You may only use such community areas to send and receive messages and material that are relevant and proper to the applicable forum. Without limitation, while using the Service, you may not:
- Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as, but not limited to, rights of privacy and publicity) of others, including Company staff.
- Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
- Use the Service for any purpose in violation of local, state, national, or international law.
- Upload files that contain software or other material that violates the intellectual property rights (or rights of privacy or publicity) of any third party.
- Upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, corrupted files, or any other similar software that may damage the operation of another's computer.
- Post or upload any content to which you have not obtained any necessary rights or permissions to use accordingly.
- Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose through the Service which are not relevant to the services offered through the Service.
- Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, or chain letters.
- Impersonate another person or a Client or allow any other person or entity to use your identification to post or view comments.
- Post the same content repeatedly (“Spamming”). Spamming is strictly prohibited.
- Download any file posted by another Client that a Client knows, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed through the Service.
- Restrict or inhibit any other Client from using and enjoying the Public Areas.
- Imply or state that any statements you make are endorsed by Company, without the prior written consent of Company.
- Use a robot, spider, manual and/or automatic processes or devices to data-mine, data-crawl, scrape or index the Service in any manner.
- Hack or interfere with the Service, its servers or any connected networks.
- Adapt, alter, license, sublicense or translate the Service for your own personal or commercial use.
- Remove or alter, visually or otherwise, any copyrights, trademarks or proprietary marks and rights owned by Company.
- Upload content that is offensive and/or harmful, including, but not limited to, content that advocates, endorses, condones or promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any individual or group of individuals.
- Upload content that provides materials or access to materials that exploit people under the age of 18 in an abusive, violent or sexual manner.
- Use the Service in violation of this Agreement or any guidelines posted to the Site.
- Use the Service to solicit for any other business, website or service, or otherwise contact Clients for employment, contracting or any purpose not related to use of the Service as set forth herein.
- Use the Service to collect usernames and or/email addresses of Clients by electronic or other means.
- Register under different usernames or identities, after your account has been suspended or terminated.
You understand that all submissions made to Public Areas will be public and that you will be publicly identified by your name or login identification when communicating in Public Areas, and Company will not be responsible for the action of any Clients with respect to any information or materials posted in Public Areas.
TERMINATION AND SUSPENSION
Company may terminate or suspend your right, or any other Client’s right, to use the Service 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. Without limitation, Company may terminate or suspend your right to use the Service if you breach any term of this Agreement or any policy of Company posted through the Service from time to time, or if Company otherwise finds that you have engaged in inappropriate and/or offensive behavior. If Company terminates or suspends your account for any reason, you are prohibited from registering and creating a new account under your name, a fake or borrowed name, or the name of any third party, even if you may be acting on behalf of the third party. 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 Service is terminated or suspended, this Agreement will remain enforceable against you. You may terminate this Agreement at any time by ceasing all use of the Service. All sections that by their nature should survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect subsequent to and notwithstanding the expiration or termination of this Agreement.
ACCOUNT, PASSWORD, SECURITY AND MOBILE PHONE USE
You must register with Company and create an account to use the Service. You are the sole authorized user of your account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password and account number provided by you or Company for accessing the Service. You are solely and fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. Company has no control over the use of any Client’s account and expressly disclaims any liability derived therefrom. Should you suspect that any unauthorized party may be using your password or account or you suspect any other breach of security, you will immediately contact Company.
When you purchase a Paid Feature (each such purchase, a “Transaction”), you may be asked to supply additional information relevant to such Transaction, including, without limitation, your credit-card number, the expiration date of your credit card, and your address(es) for billing (such information, “Payment Information”). You represent and warrant that you have the legal right to use all payment method(s) represented by any such Payment Information, whether you provide it in the course of a Transaction or in connection with your account. You must provide current, complete and accurate information for your Payment Information. You must promptly update all information to keep your Payment Information current, complete and accurate (such as a change in billing address, credit card number, or credit card expiration date), and you must promptly notify us if your payment method is canceled (e.g., for loss or theft) or if you become aware of a potential breach of security, such as the unauthorized disclosure or use of your user name or password.
We use a third-party payment processor (the “Payment Processor”) to allow you to pay for Paid Features. The processing of payments will be subject to the terms, conditions and privacy policies of the Payment Processor in addition to this Agreement. We are not responsible for error by the Payment Processor. When you initiate a Transaction, you authorize us to provide your Payment Information to the Payment Processor so we can complete your Transaction and to charge your payment method for the type of Transaction you have selected; you may need to provide additional information to verify your identity before completing your Transaction (such information is included within the definition of Payment Information). By choosing to purchase a Paid Feature, you agree to pay through the Payment Processor all charges at the prices then in effect for your purchase in accordance with the applicable payment terms, and you authorize us, via the Payment Processor, to charge your selected payment provider. You agree to make payment using such payment provider. We reserve the right to correct any errors or mistakes that such payment provider makes even if it has already requested or received payment.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND NON-REFUNDABLE. If something unexpected happens in the course of providing the Service to you, we reserve the right to cancel your Transaction for any reason. If we cancel your Transaction, we will refund any payment you may already have remitted to us for any unused portion of the Paid Feature. Any such refunds are determined by Company and such determination is final.
Any credit balance (including any balance or value under a Rewards Program (as defined below) that may be offered by Company from time to time) will be automatically applied to your next purchase and the order of redemption of such credits will be determined by Company. To the extent your credits exceed the amount of your total purchase, the excess credit balance will remain in your account to be applied to your next purchase, subject to the foregoing terms and conditions. If your account is terminated for any reason, any credit balances in your account may be cancelled, except as prohibited by law. Account balances are determined by Company and such determination is final.
Company may from time to time provide certain promotional opportunities or programs (each, a “Rewards Program”) that allow you to receive certain rewards, credits or discounts (each, a “Reward”), which may not be identified to you in advance. Some Rewards Program may only be available to you if you are at least 18 years of age. Purchases may be required to earn certain Rewards and the Service may allow you to purchase certain Rewards with “real” money. Activities to earn Rewards under one Rewards Program do not count towards, and may not be combined with, activities described under other Rewards Programs. Activities tied to a specific Reward must be fully completed, as determined by Company, and will only result in one Reward regardless of the number of times the activities is performed. Some Rewards Programs may involve contests or other like activities, which are subject to the applicable rules and/or terms identified at the time. When earned, the Rewards will be identified and stored on your account page on the Service. Only one Reward may be redeemed per transaction in connection with the Service. Rewards may expire and be deemed forfeited if not used within allotted time frame. Rewards are subject to change or substitution without notice. Rewards may not be exchanged for cash, any cash equivalent or any other products or services, or combined with other discounts, coupons or programs made available by Company. You may not trade, sell or attempt to sell Rewards for cash or exchange Rewards for value of any kind outside the Service.
Company has no obligation to continue or expand any Rewards Program. Company may at any time in its sole discretion, change, modify, add to, supplement or delete the terms and conditions of any Rewards Program, including without limitation changing the name, fees and eligibility requirements to participate in such Rewards Program. Company will endeavor to notify you of any material changes by email, but will not be liable for any failure to do so. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT COMPANY IS NOT REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A REFUND FOR ANY REASON, AND THAT YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE MONEY OR OTHER COMPENSATION FOR UNUSED REWARDS WHEN AN ACCOUNT IS CLOSED, WHETHER SUCH CLOSURE IS VOLUNTARY OR INVOLUNTARY.
LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR USING SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS
You acknowledge and agree that the availability of the Service through a mobile application is dependent on the third party service or websites from which you download such Services (each, an “App Store”). You acknowledge that these Terms of Service are between you and Company and not with an App Store. Each App Store may have its own terms and conditions to which you must agree before downloading the Service from it. You agree to comply with, and your license to use the Service is conditioned upon your compliance with, such App Store terms and conditions. To the extent such other terms and conditions from such App Store are less restrictive than, or otherwise conflict with, the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service, the more restrictive or conflicting terms and conditions in these Terms of Service apply. Your use of the Service and the relating licenses granted hereunder are also conditioned upon your strict adherence to the letter and spirit of the various applicable guidelines and any end user licenses associated with your use of the Service. Company may modify such guidelines in its sole discretion at any time. Company reserves the right to terminate your account and access to the Service if it determines you have violated any such applicable guidelines.
YOUR INFORMATION AND LIKENESS
“Your Information” is defined as any information and/or materials you provide to Company or other Clients in connection with your registration for and use of the Service, including without limitation information or materials posted or transmitted for use in Public Areas. You are solely responsible for Your Information, and we act merely as a passive conduit for online distribution and publication of Your Information. The information and materials described in this Section, as provided by each Client, including without limitation Your Information, is collectively referred to herein as “User Generated Content.” You hereby represent and warrant to Company that Your Information (a) will not be false, inaccurate, incomplete or misleading; (b) will not be fraudulent or involve the sale of counterfeit or stolen items; (c) will not infringe any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary right or rights of publicity or privacy; (d) will not violate any law, statute, ordinance, or regulation (including without limitation those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising); (e) will not be defamatory, libelous, unlawfully threatening, or unlawfully harassing; (f) will not be obscene or contain child pornography or be harmful to minors; (g) will not contain any viruses, Trojan Horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information; and (h) will not create liability for Company or cause Company to lose (in whole or in part) the services of its Internet service providers or other partners or suppliers. The Service may host User Generated Content relating to reviews of specific Stylists. Such reviews are opinions and not the opinion of Company, have not been verified or approved by Company and each Client should undertake their own research to be satisfied that a specific Stylist is the right person for the Client. You agree that Company is not liable for any User Generated Content. You hereby grant Company a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise all copyright, publicity rights, and any other rights you have in Your Information, in any media now known or not currently known in order to perform, provide, and improve upon the Service. Each Client hereby waives all rights and releases Company from, and shall neither sue nor bring any proceeding against any such parties for, any claim or cause of action, whether now known or unknown, for defamation, invasion of right to privacy, publicity or personality or any similar matter, or based upon or relating to or in connection with the Service.
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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
All text, graphics, editorial content, data, formatting, graphs, designs, HTML, look and feel, photographs, music, sounds, images, software, videos, designs, typefaces and other content (collectively “Proprietary Material”) that Clients see or read through the Service is owned by Company, excluding User Generated Content that Company has the right to use. Proprietary Material is protected in all forms, media and technologies now known or hereinafter developed. Company owns all Proprietary Material, as well as the coordination, selection, arrangement and enhancement of such Proprietary Materials as a Collective Work under the United States Copyright Act, as amended. The Proprietary Material is protected by the domestic and international laws of copyright, patents, and other proprietary rights and laws. Clients may not copy, download, use, redesign, reconfigure, or retransmit anything from the Service without Company's express prior written consent and, if applicable, the holder of the rights to the User Generated Content. Any use of such Proprietary Material, other than as permitted therein, is expressly prohibited without the prior permission of Company and, if applicable, the holder of the rights to the User Generated Content. The service marks and trademarks of Company, including without limitation Company and the Company logos are trademarks and service marks owned by Company. Any other trademarks, service marks, logos and/or trade names appearing via the Service are the property of their respective owners. You may not copy or use any of these marks, logos or trade names without the express prior written consent of the owner.
COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS AND COPYRIGHT AGENT
Company respects the intellectual property of others, and expects Clients to do the same. If you believe, in good faith, that any materials provided on or in connection with the Service infringe upon your copyright or other intellectual property right, please send the following information to Company's Copyright Agent at: Snap+Style, Inc., 524 Broadway, Suite 11-116, NYC, 10012 or email@example.com:
- A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, including the URL (Internet address) or other specific location on the Service where the material you claim is infringed is located. Include enough information to allow Company to locate the material, and explain why you think an infringement has taken place;
- A description of the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists -- for example, the URL (Internet address) where it is posted or the name of the book in which it has been published;
- Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
- 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;
- A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf; and
- An electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
USE OF THE SERVICE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THE SERVICE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN. COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING AND COMPANY WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, OTHER THAN AS PROVIDED HEREIN. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER COMPANY NOR ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE ERROR-FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE, OR AS TO THE TIMELINESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS OR CONTENT OF ANY STYLING SERVICES OR SERVICE, INFORMATION OR MATERIALS PROVIDED THROUGH OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICE. NEITHER COMPANY NOR ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE, OF ANY CLIENT. COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES AND LICENSORS CANNOT AND DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY YOU WILL NOT BE MISAPPROPRIATED, INTERCEPTED, DELETED, DESTROYED OR USED BY OTHERS. COMPANY DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES REGARDING ANY STYLIST’S PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION, REGISTRATION OR LICENCE.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT COMPANY IS ONLY WILLING TO PROVIDE THE SERVICE IF YOU AGREE TO CERTAIN LIMITATIONS OF OUR LIABILITY TO YOU AND THIRD PARTIES. THEREFORE, YOU AGREE NOT TO HOLD COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES, ITS LICENSORS, OR ANY OF SUCH PARTIES’ AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, CORPORATE PARTNERS, OR PARTICIPANTS LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, SUITS, CLAIMS, AND/OR CONTROVERSIES (COLLECTIVELY, “LIABILITIES”) THAT HAVE ARISEN OR MAY ARISE, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, RELATING TO YOUR OR ANY OTHER PARTY’S USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY LIABILITIES ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONDUCT, ACT OR OMISSION OF ANY CLIENT (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION STALKING, HARASSMENT THAT IS SEXUAL OR OTHERWISE, ACTS OF PHYSICAL VIOLENCE, AND DESTRUCTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY), ANY DISPUTE WITH ANY CLIENT, ANY INSTRUCTION, ADVICE, ACT, OR SERVICE PROVIDED BY COMPANY OR ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS AND ANY DESTRUCTION OF YOUR INFORMATION. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES, ITS LICENSORS, OR ANY OF SUCH PARTIES’ AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, CORPORATE PARTNERS, OR PARTICIPANTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THE SAME. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. COMPANY DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE QUALITY OR FITNESS OF ANY STYLING SERVICES OR WORK PERFORMED VIA THE SERVICE. IF, NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS, IT IS DETERMINED THAT COMPANY OR ITS AFFILIATES, ITS LICENSORS, OR ANY OF SUCH PARTIES’ AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, CORPORATE PARTNERS, OR PARTICIPANTS IS LIABLE FOR DAMAGES, IN NO EVENT WILL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY, WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED 100 UNITED STATES DOLLARS.
You hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Company, its directors, officers, employees, agents, licensors, attorneys, independent contractors, providers, subsidiaries, and affiliates from and against any and all claim, loss, expense or demand of liability, including attorneys' fees and costs incurred, in connection with (i) your use or inability to use the Service, or (ii) any content submitted by you or using your account to the Service, including, but not limited to the extent such content may infringe on the intellectual rights of a third party or otherwise be illegal or unlawful. Company reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to your indemnification. You will not, in any event, settle any claim or matter without the written consent of Company.
INFORMAL NEGOTIATIONS. To expedite resolution and reduce the cost of any dispute, controversy or claim related to this Agreement (“Dispute”), you and Company agree to first attempt to negotiate any Dispute (except those Disputes expressly excluded below) informally for at least thirty (30) days before initiating any arbitration or court proceeding. Such informal negotiations will commence upon written notice. Your address for such notices is your billing address, with an email copy to the email address you have provided to Company. Company’s address for such notices is: Snap+Style, Inc., 524 Broadway, Suite 11-116, NYC, 10012, Attention: Legal. Any dispute arising from or relating to the subject matter of this Agreement shall be finally settled by arbitration in the District of Columbia, using the English language in accordance with the Arbitration Rules and Procedures of Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. (“JAMS”) then in effect, by one commercial arbitrator with substantial experience in resolving intellectual property and commercial contract disputes, who shall be selected from the appropriate list of JAMS arbitrators in accordance with the Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS. The prevailing party in any arbitration or other proceeding arising under this Agreement shall be entitled to receive reimbursement of its reasonable expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees, expert witness fees and all other expenses) incurred in connection therewith. Judgment upon the award so rendered may be entered in a court having jurisdiction or application may be made to such court for judicial acceptance of any award and an order of enforcement, as the case may be. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each party shall have the right to institute an action in a court of proper jurisdiction for injunctive or other equitable relief pending a final decision by the arbitrator. For all purposes of this Agreement, the parties consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the United States Federal Courts or state courts located in the District of Columbia. Use of the Site or the Service is not authorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of this Agreement, including without limitation, this Section. You and Company agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the Site, the Service, or this Agreement must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action arose; otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred. EXCEPTIONS TO ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION. Each party retains the right to bring an individual action in small claims court or to seek injunctive or other equitable relief on an individual basis in United States Federal Courts or state courts located in the District of Columbia with respect to any dispute related to the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation or violation of a party’s intellectual property or proprietary rights. WAIVER OF RIGHT TO BE A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN A PURPORTED CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. You and Company agree that any arbitration will be limited to the Dispute between Company and you individually. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU AND COMPANY ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, unless both you and Company otherwise agree, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of any class or representative proceeding. If this specific paragraph is held unenforceable, then the entirety of this “Dispute Resolution” Section will be deemed null and void.
You and Company agree that, other than as set forth under the subsection entitled “Waiver Of Right To Be A Plaintiff Or Class Member In A Purported Class Action Or Representative Proceeding” in Section 17 above, if any portion of Section 17 entitled “Dispute Resolution” is found illegal or unenforceable, that portion will be severed and the remainder of the section will be given full force and effect. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the subsection entitled “Exceptions to Alternative Dispute Resolution” in Section 17 is found to be illegal or unenforceable, neither you nor Company will elect to arbitrate any Dispute falling within that portion of that subsection that is found to be illegal or unenforceable and such Dispute will be decided by a court of competent jurisdiction within the District of Columbia, and you and Company agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of that court. Except as expressly provided otherwise, this Agreement will be governed by, and will be construed under, the laws of the District of Columbia, without regard to choice of law principles.
No agency, partnership, joint venture, employer-employee or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.
Failure by Company to enforce any provision(s) of this Agreement will not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Company with respect to its subject matter. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will be enforced to the fullest extent possible, and the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect. You may not assign or transfer this Agreement or any of your rights or obligations under this Agreement. Company may assign this Agreement at any time without notice to you. This Agreement will inure to the benefit of Company, its successors and assigns.
CHANGES TO THIS AGREEMENT AND THE SERVICE
Please send any questions or comments, or report violations of this Agreement, to Company at firstname.lastname@example.org or Snap+Style, Inc., 524 Broadway, Suite 11-116, NYC, 10012, Attention: Legal.