Effective Date: May 5, 2022.
EXCEPT FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DISPUTES DESCRIBED IN THE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE SECTION BELOW, YOU AGREE THAT ALL DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND USE WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION, AND YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION.
Agreement to Arbitrate. The parties acknowledge that any statutory or common law claims related to intellectual property may require forms of equitable relief that are best administered by courts; accordingly, the parties agree that except for statutory or common law claims related to intellectual property and disputes that qualify for small claims court, any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms or any aspect of the relationship between us, whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation or any other legal theory, will be resolved by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) in accordance with its “Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes.” Judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any federal or state court of competent jurisdiction located in the County of New York in the State of New York. For more information about arbitration, the AAA, and the arbitration process, please consult the American Arbitration Association web site at www.adr.org. You agree that by agreeing to these Terms, you and we are each waiving the right to trial by jury, except as otherwise stated above. All issues are for the arbitrator to decide, except those issues relating to the interpretation of the scope, application, and enforceability of this arbitration provision are for a court to decide. As stated in General section below, New York law applies to any arbitration under these Terms, but the parties acknowledge that the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision. This agreement to arbitrate shall survive termination of these Terms. This arbitration agreement does not preclude you from bringing issues to the attention of federal, state, or local agencies, and, if the law allows, they can seek relief against us for you.
Unless you and we agree otherwise, the arbitration will take place in the County of New York in the State of New York. For claims of $14,000 or less, you can choose whether you would like arbitration carried out based only on documents submitted to the arbitrator, or by a hearing in person, by phone, or via online video conference.
The arbitrator may award money or equitable relief in favor of only the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party’s individual claim. To reduce the time and expense of the arbitration, the arbitrator will not provide a statement of reasons for their award unless requested to do so by both parties. Unless both you and we agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.
Waiver of Class Actions. YOU AND COMPANY AGREE THAT EACH PARTY MAY BRING DISPUTES AGAINST THE OTHER PARTY ONLY IN AN INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, A FEDERAL OR STATE CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT.
Order Eligibility. Unless otherwise stated at the time of purpose, you may only purchase products and services for personal, non-commercial use. We may refuse any order that we have reason to believe is for onward sale other than through distribution channels approved by Company. We make no representation or guarantees that products or services available on the Websites are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States. Accessing the Websites from territories where its contents are illegal or unlawful is prohibited. It is your responsibility to ascertain and obey all applicable local, state, federal and international laws (including minimum age requirements) regarding the possession, use and sale of any product or service purchased from these Websites. Nothing on the Websites constitutes a binding offer to sell, distribute, or give away any products or services. In the event the products and services are listed at an incorrect price, we have the right to refuse or cancel orders placed at the incorrect price, regardless of whether the order has been confirmed or you have been charged. We reserve the right at any time after receipt of your order to accept or decline such order, or any portion thereof, or to not ship to particular addresses, even after your receipt of an order confirmation or after you have been charged.
Products and Services. Details of the products and services available for purchase are set out on the Websites. All prices are displayed and charged in US dollars. Applicable sales and other taxes may not be included and are in addition to the sale price. All online transaction totals reflect the estimated tax amount; the actual tax amount will be calculated based on your shipping location and many vary from the estimated tax. Discounts and sales prices may not be applied to previous orders. We reserve the right to shorten the duration of any special order or sales promotion. All features, content, specifications, products and prices of products and services described or depicted on these Websites are subject to change at any time without notice. The inclusion of any products or services on these Websites at a particular time does not imply or warrant that these products or services will be available at any time. Occasionally, the availability of a certain product or service may be delayed. Any terms and conditions of any offer disclosed to you when ordering is deemed part of these Terms.
Conferences and Events: Additional terms and conditions apply to attendance of conferences and events. Those additional terms will be available at the time of registration or in the event forum.
Electronic Receipts and Notices. By using our Websites or making a purchase you consent to receive notices, disclosures, agreements, policies, receipts, confirmations, transaction information, account information, other communications, and changes or updates to any such documents electronically. We will provide these by posting them on your account page or emailing them to the email address associated with your account or order. You agree that these electronic documents satisfy legal communication requirements, including but not limited to requirements that any such communications be in writing.
Shipping Limitations. The order will be shipped to an address designated by the purchaser if that shipping address is compliant with the shipping restrictions contained on these Websites. Risk of loss and title for items purchased from these Websites pass to you upon delivery of the items to the carrier. You are responsible for filing any claims with carriers for damaged or lost shipments. Signature may be required for delivers. Company does not guarantee any particular delivery date and is not responsible for any delays.
Returns and Refunds. Unless otherwise stated by us at the time of purchase, all sales are final and no refunds or credit will be issued. If we do allow a return or issue a refund or credit, we are under no obligation to issue the same or similar in the future. Certain jurisdictions may provide additional statutory rights. Nothing herein is meant to limit your return or cancellation rights under applicable local law.
Charges. For all charges for any products or services sold on the Websites, Company will bill your credit card or alternative payment method offered by Company. You agree to provide valid and updated payment information. In the event legal action is necessary to collect on balances due, you agree to reimburse Company for all expenses incurred to recover sums due, including attorneys’ fees and other legal expenses. You are responsible for purchase of, and payment of charges for, all Internet access services needed for use of these Websites and all fees charged to you by your financial institution related to the charges. Payment obligations are non-cancelable, and fees paid are non-refundable. Company may suspend or terminate your account, in addition to other rights and remedies, if any amount is past due. You shall provide Company with written notice of any disputed charges within ten (10) business days of the date of the charge. Notice of the dispute must provide in reasonable detail a statement of the basis for disputing the charge.
Promotional Codes. On occasion Company may issue promotion codes that may be redeemed at the time of check out. These codes are non-transferable and may only be used by the intended recipient; these codes have no cash value and are not redeemable for cash. We reserve the right to cancel any promotion code and limit redemption when the total value of the promotional code exceeds the price of the item. Multiple promotional codes may not be combined. When a promotion or promotional code has been communicated to a particular individual, the promotional code is non-transferable, and the name and email address provided during the checkout must be the same. We are not responsible for any financial loss arising out of our refusal, cancelation or withdrawal of a promotion or any failure or inability of a customer to use a promotional code for any reason.
Contest and Promotions. From time to time, we, our advertisers, or other parties may conduct promotions and other activities on, through or in connection with the Websites, including, without limitation, contests, and sweepstakes. In some case, you may be able to win a prize. Each promotion may have additional terms, rules, or eligibility requirements which will be posted or otherwise made available to you in connection therewith in accordance with applicable law.
Copyright, Trademark and Ownership. All the content displayed on the Websites, including without limitation text, graphics, photographs, images, moving images, sound, and illustrations (“Content”), is owned by Company, its licensors, agents, or the party credited as the provided of the Content. All elements of the Websites, including, without limitation, the Websites’ general design, Company’s trademarks, service marks, trade names (including the Company’s name, logos, the Websites’ names, and the Websites’ design), and other Content, are protected by trade dress, copyright, moral rights, trademark, and other laws relating to intellectual property rights. The Websites may only be used for the intended purpose for which it is being made available. Except as may be otherwise indicated on the Websites, you are authorized to view, play, print and download documents, audio and video found on our Websites for personal, informational, and non-commercial purposes only. You may not use, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, or modify the Content or the Company’s trademarks in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of materials on the Websites, without Company’s prior written consent. The use of Company trademarks on any other websites is not allowed. Company prohibits the use of our trademarks as a “hot” link on or to any other websites unless establishment of such a link is approved in advance. The Websites, its Content and all related rights shall remain the exclusive property of Company or its licensors unless otherwise expressly agreed. You will not remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices from material found on the Websites.
User Content. In designated areas, Company may allow users or members of the public to submit user published content or user content (e.g., comments to articles, participation in communities, etc) to Company for consideration in connection with the Websites (“User Content”). User Content remains the intellectual property of the individual user. By posting content on our Websites, you expressly grant Company a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up worldwide, fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, perform and display such content and your name, voice, and likeness as contained in your User Content, in whole or in part, and in any form throughout the world in any media or technology, whether now known or hereafter discovered, including all promotion, advertising, marketing, online and offline use, merchandising, publicity and any other ancillary uses thereof, and including the unfettered right to sublicense such rights, in perpetuity throughout the universe. All User Content is deemed non-confidential, and Company shall be under no obligation to maintain the confidentiality of any information, in whatever form, contained in any User Content. You agree that we may modify or alter your User Content without seeking further permission from you. To submit a request to have content that you have posted removed, please contact the designated community manager.
User Content does not represent the views of Company, or any individual associated with Company, and we do not control the User Content. In no event shall you represent or suggest, directly or indirectly, Company’s endorsement of User Content. Company does not vouch for the accuracy or credibility of any User Content on our Websites and does not take any responsibility or assume any liability for any actions you may take because of reading User Content on our Websites. Through your use of the Websites, you may be exposed to content that you may find offensive, objectionable, harmful, inaccurate, or deceptive. There may also be risks of dealing with underage persons or people acting under false pretense. By using our Websites, you assume all associated risks.
Company does not encourage and strongly discourages any User Content that results from any activity that: (a) may create a risk of harm, loss, injury, emotional distress, death, disability, disfigurement, or illness to you, to any other person, or to any animal; (b) may create a risk of any loss or damage to any person or property; or (c) may constitute a crime or create civil liability. You agree that you have not and will not engage in any of the foregoing activities in connection with producing your submission. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that in conjunction with your submission, you will not inflict emotional distress on other people, will not humiliate other people (publicly or otherwise), will not assault or threaten other people, will not enter onto private property without permission, and will not otherwise engage in any activity that may result in injury, death, property damage, or liability of any kind. Company may reject or remove any submissions that Company believes, in its sole discretion, include any inappropriate or prohibited material.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Notice. Third party materials that we do not own or control may be transmitted, stored, accessed, or otherwise made available using the Websites. Company has adopted a policy that provides for the removal of any content or the suspension of any user that is found to have repeatedly infringed on the copyright of a third party. If you believe any material available via the Websites infringes a copyright, you should notify us using the notice procedure for claimed infringement under the DMCA (17 USC Section 512). Your infringement notice should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make you sure that you specifically identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed by providing specific URL(s) and a precise description of where the copyrighted material is located on the page(s).
We may give notice to our users of any infringement notice by means of a general notice on any of our websites, electronic mail to a user’s e-mail address in our records, or by written communication sent to a user’s last known physical address in our records. If you receive such an infringement notice, you may provide counter-notification in writing. Please be advised that if you submit a counter-notification, that notice along with your identifying information included in the notice will be provided to the party that submitted the original claim of infringement.
Advertising Rights. Company reserves the right to sell and display any advertising, attribution, links, promotional and distribution rights, and Company and its licensors or affiliates will be entitled to retain all revenue generated from any sales of such advertising, attribution, links, or promotional or distribution rights. Nothing in these additional terms obligates or may be deemed to obligate Company to sell or offer to sell any advertising, promotion, or distribution rights.
Accuracy of Information. We attempt to ensure that information on these Websites is complete, accurate and current. Despite our efforts, the information on these Websites may occasionally be inaccurate, incomplete, or out of date. We make no representation as to the completeness, accuracy, or currency of any information on these Websites. For example, products included on these Websites may be unavailable, may have different attributes than those listed, or may carry a different price than that stated on these Websites. In addition, we may make changes in information about price and availability without notice. We reserve the right, without prior notice, to limit the order quantity on any product or service or to refuse service to any customer. We also may require verification of information prior to the acceptance or shipment of any order.
Links. Running or displaying these Websites or any information or material displayed on these Websites in frames or through similar means on another website without our prior written permission is prohibited. From time to time, these Websites may contain links to third-party websites that are not owned, operated, or controlled by Company or its affiliates. All such links are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave our Websites. We are responsible for any content, materials or other information located on or accessible from any third-party websites. We do not endorse, guarantee, or make any representations or warranties regarding any other websites, or any content, materials or other information located or accessible from any other websites, or the results that you may obtain from using any other websites. If you decide to access any other websites linked to or from these Websites, you do so entirely at your own risk.
Account Registration and Security. You understand that you may need to create an account to have access to parts of the Websites. Accounts are limited to one per individual and multiple accounts may not share the same wallet. In consideration of your use of the Websites, you will: (a) provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Websites’ registration process and (b) maintain and promptly update your information to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete. If Company suspects that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current, incomplete, or that you maintain multiple accounts, Company has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse all use of the Websites. You are entirely responsible for the security and confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for all activities that occur under your account. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security of which you become aware. You are responsible for taking precautions and providing security measures best suited for your situation and intended use of the Websites. Please note that anyone able to provide your username and password will be able to access your account so you should take reasonable steps to protect this information.
Access and Interference. You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated means to access the Websites for any purpose without our express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (a) take any action that imposes or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our or our vendors systems; (b) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the site or any activities conducted on the Websites; or (c) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Websites.
Force Majeure. Company is not responsible for damages, delays, or failures in performance resulting from acts or occurrences beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation: fire, lightning, explosion, power surge or failure, water, acts of God, public health emergency, war, revolution, civil commotion or acts of civil or military authorities or public enemies: any law, order, regulation, ordinance, or requirement of any government or legal body or any representative of any such government or legal body; or labor unrest, including without limitation, strikes, slowdowns, picketing, or boycotts; inability to secure raw materials, transportation facilities, fuel or energy shortages, or acts or omissions of other common carriers.
Representations and Warranties. You affirm, represent and warrant the following: (a) you are old enough in your location to enter into a binding contract with Company and have the right and authority to enter into this agreement, and are fully able and competent to satisfy the terms, conditions and obligations herein; (b) you have obtained all consents, and possess all copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret and any other proprietary rights, or the necessary licenses thereto, for any content you have provided to us; (c) if applicable, you have the written consent of each and every identifiable natural person to use such persons name or likeness in the manner contemplated by the Websites and these Terms, and each such person has released you from any liability that may arise in relation to such use; (d) you have read, understood, agree with, and will abide by the terms and conditions of this agreement; (e) you are not, and have not been an agent of Company and were not and are not acting on behalf of, or as a representative of, Company or any other party; (f) Company use of any information you have submitted as contemplated by the Terms and the Websites will not infringe any rights of any third party, including but not limited to any intellectual property rights, privacy rights and rights of publicity; (g) you are not located in a country that is subject to a government embargo or that has been designated as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (h) your User Content does not contain: (1) material falsehoods or misrepresentations that could harm Company or any third party; (2) content that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or violate any law; (3) advertisements or solicitations of business; or (4) impersonations of third parties.
DISCLAIMERS. YOUR USE OF THESE WEBSITES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON, THROUGH, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITES OR OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY US ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SECURITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS, OR WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITES AND OUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES. WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITES OR ANY INFORMATION OR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES WE PROVIDE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE WEBSITES IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WE DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, USEFULNESS, TIMELINESS OR RELIABILITY OF THE WEBSITES OR ANY INFORMATION OR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES WE PROVIDE, OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITES MAY BE OUT OF DATE, AND NEITHER COMPANY NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES MAKES ANY COMMITMENT OR ASSUMES ANY DUTY TO UPDATE SUCH INFORMATION, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES DO NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES LISTED ON OR PURCHASED ON OR THROUGH THESE WEBSITES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, WE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY FOR PRODUCT DEFECT OR FAILURE, CLAIMS THAT ARE DUE TO NORMAL WEAR, PRODUCT MISUSE, ABUSE, PRODUCT MODIFICATION, IMPROPER PRODUCT SELECTION, NON-COMPLIANCE WITH ANY CODES, OR MISAPPROPRIATION. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES TO THOSE DEFINED AS “CONSUMERS” IN THE MAGNUSON-MOSS WARRANTY-FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION IMPROVEMENTS ACT. THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES DO NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM COMPANY OR THROUGH COMPANY’S WEBSITES, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT WILL COMPANY, OR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, NOR ANY PARTY INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION OR TRANSMISSION OF THESE WEBSITES, BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE RESULTS OF USE OF THESE WEBSITES, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THESE WEBSITES, OR THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER CONTENT OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY, AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY DO NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
IN THE EVENT OF ANY PROBLEM WITH THE WEBSITES OR ANY CONTENT OR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO CEASE USING THE WEBSITES OR THE CONTENT OR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE EXCEED THE GREATER OF (A) TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS (US $25.00) OR (B) THE VALUE OF YOUR PURCHASES ON THE WEBSITES FOR THE SIX (6) MONTHS PRIOR TO YOU MAKING A CLAIM.
If you are a California resident and in connection with the foregoing releases, you hereby waive California Civil Code Section 1542 (and any similar provision in any other jurisdiction) 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.”
Indemnity. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Company, each of our parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates and the successors of each of the foregoing, and the officers, directors, agents, and employees of each of the foregoing, harmless from any and all liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, related to or in connection with (a) your use of the Websites or your placement or transmission of any message or information on these Websites by you or your authorized users; (b) your violation of any term or condition of these Terms, including without limitation, your breach of any of the representations and warranties; (c) your violation of any third-party rights, including without limitation any right of privacy, publicity rights or intellectual property rights; (d) your violation of any law, rule or regulation of the United States or any other country; (e) any claim or damages that arise as a result of any information or material that you provide to Company; or (f) any other party’s access and use of the Websites with your unique username, password or other appropriate security code.
Release. If you have a dispute with another user or other party related to the Websites, you release Company (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures, and employees) from all claims, demands and damages (actual and 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.
Termination. You or we may suspend or terminate your account or your use of these Websites at any time, for any reason or for no reason. You are personally liable for any orders placed or charges incurred prior to termination. We may also block your access to our Websites if (a) you breach these Terms; (b) we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us; (c) we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for our users or us; or (d) or as otherwise provided herein or in another incorporated policy. You understand that any termination of your account, by you or Company, may involve the permanent deletion of your data. Company will not have any liability whatsoever to you for any suspension or termination, including for deletion of your data.
General. Any claim arising out of or relating to the use of, these Websites and the materials contained herein is governed by the laws of the State of New York as an agreement wholly performed therein without regard to its choice of law provisions and the United Nations Conventions on Contracts (if applicable). You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in New York, New York. You hereby irrevocably consent to such venue and to the exclusive jurisdiction of any such court over any such dispute. A printed version of these Terms will be admissible in judicial and administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms to the same extent as other business documents originally generated and maintained in printed form. You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations regarding your use of the Websites.
If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. You agree that these Terms and all incorporated agreements may be assigned by Company in our sole discretion. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. Except for additional terms and conditions that are provided at the time of purchase, including but not limited to additional terms associated with our events, these Terms are the entire agreement between you and Company with respects to the subject matter hereof and supersede any prior understandings or agreements (written or oral). Any provision that must survive to give proper effect to its intent (e.g., indemnity, general, any perpetual license, limitations on liability, disclaimers, representations, and warranties, etc) shall survive the expiration or termination of these Terms.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
We collect, process, and retain information from you and any devices you may use when you use or interact with our Websites, and in other ways described below.
Information You Give Us: We receive and store information provided to us or given to us in any other way, including your: name, mailing address, phone number, email address, picture, date of birth, payment information, registration information, social media and messaging platform handle, optional biographic and demographic information, processional and licensure information, information for wallets you create or connect via our Websites, survey responses, and any other information that you voluntarily provide. This includes information that you share with us on third-party websites and platforms.
If you apply for a job on our Websites, we will collect your name, contact information, resume/CV and cover letter, information from your LinkedIn Profile or website, and whether you require sponsorship for employment within the U.S. You will also have the opportunity to provide voluntary demographic and self-identification information; this information is not required and is not used for any employment decisions.
Information We Automatically Collect: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you use our Websites. Our Websites may use “cookies,” tagging and other tracking technologies to help enable us to enhance or personalize your online experience. This information includes computer and connection information such as statistics on your page views, traffic to and from our Websites, referral URL, ad data, your IP address, device identifiers, transaction history, and your web log information. When you have any DESK tokens or a wallet connected to your account, we will also have information on the associated transfers, balances, transactions, and ledger.
Location Information: When you visit our Websites or interact with our online services, we may receive information about your location and your device, including a unique identifier for your device. Location information allows us to provide location-based services, such as advertising and other personalized content. In addition, if you scan one of our QR codes, we will know the event, venue, or business associated with that code and, thus, your location at the time you scan the QR code.
Information From Social Media: When you interact with us or our Websites on a social media platform, we may collect the personal information that you make available to us, including your account ID, username, and other information included in your posts. If you choose to log into your account with or through a social networking service, we and that service may share certain information about you and your activities. When you give us permission, we may also collect information from your social media account on your behalf.
Information From Other Sources: We may supplement the information we collect with information offline or from third parties.
HOW WE USE INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM OR ABOUT YOU
We use the information we collect from or about you to help us personalize and continually improve your experience on the Websites, including providing our services and conferences, responding to requests for information, analyzing and compiling trends and statistics, and communicating with you. For information about how to manage information about you and the choices you have, see the Your Choices section below.
We also may use information about you to: provide, maintain, and improve the Websites and for internal or other business purposes; run and administer our virtual and in-personal conferences; fulfill your requests for information; communicate with you; detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be fraudulent or illegal; optimize, perform analysis, or improve our Websites, products, services, and operations; provide, produce, and ship the products that you order or the services you request; provide customer support; send you offers or other communications about our products and services, such as special or promotional events, including services, products, or events for which we collaborate or co-offer with a third party; administer contests, sweepstakes, promotions, and surveys; and to post user generated content provided by users.
HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH OTHERS
We share information we collect from or about you with third parties as described below. In addition, we may share information that does not personally identify you, such as aggregate information, de-identified information, device identifiers, or other unique identifiers with third parties. For information about how to manage information about you and the choices you have, see the Your Choices section below.
Third-Party Service Providers: We engage third-party service providers to perform functions on our behalf such as: hosting, content syndication, content management, technical integration, marketing, analytics, customer service, fraud protection, payment processing, fulfillment, and shipping. These third parties may have access to information about you when needed to perform their functions.
Business Partners: We may share information that personally identifies you with business partners who provide products and services that we think you may be interested in.
Law Enforcement, Legal Process, and Emergency Situations: We may also use or disclose information we collect from or about you if required to do so by law or on the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or our Websites; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the Websites, or our users; (c) respond to a third party that alleges that you have infringed their intellectual property rights; or (d) act to protect the personal safety of us, users of the Websites, or the public.
Public Areas, Interactive Features and Activities: Please remember that any information you share in public areas, including in your public profile, or on social sharing features becomes public and anyone may take and use that information. Please be careful about what you disclose and do not post any information that you expect to keep private. Please consult the applicable guidelines, if any, for use of these features. We cannot control who views information that you post in public areas of the Websites or on third-party messaging platforms, like Discord, and are not responsible for how third parties, including other users may use or disclose information that you post or otherwise share with other users or third parties. If you are under the age of eighteen and a registered user, you may have a content or information you have posted removed from public display by deleting the message yourself or contacting the community manager.
At Your Direction: Our Websites may give you the ability to share certain information with other users or other third parties, such as by scanning your “My Code.” When you engage these features on our Websites, you are authorizing us to share your information. Once shared, we have no control how those third parties will use or further disclose your information.
HOW TO ACCESS AND UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION
If you have an account with us, you can update information you have provided by logging into your account and editing the information. Please note that you may not be able to change some information, like your username or email, after your account is established. You may be required to provide us with sufficient information to verify your identity prior to accessing any records containing information about you. We may not accommodate a request to change information about you if we believe doing so would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
Like many websites, we use tracking technologies such as cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to record your preferences, track the use of our Websites, your interactions with our emails, and measure exposure to our online advertisements. We may also use these technologies to monitor traffic, improve the Websites, and make it easier to use and more relevant. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can usually modify your browser setting to disable or reject cookies. In addition, you may also render some web beacons unusable by rejecting or removing their associated cookies. If you delete your cookies or if you set your browser to decline cookies, some features of the Websites may not work or may not work as designed.
We work with third-party companies who also use these technologies to provide advertisements on our Websites and other third-party websites. These third parties may use these technologies to collect information about you when you use the Websites. They may collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may also use persistent identifiers to track your Internet usage across other websites in their networks beyond our Websites. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based advertising or other targeted content. While we do not knowingly provide these entities with information that personally identifies you, such third parties may, with sufficient data from other sources, be able to personally identify you, unknown to us. More information about how to opt-out of these cookies is available in the Choices section below.
The cookies used on our Websites are divided into four general categories:
Necessary: Cookies that are essential to make our Websites usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation, access to secures areas of the Website, and whether you have opted-out of certain non-necessary cookies. The Websites cannot function properly without these cookies. These mandatory cookies cannot be de-selected from our consent manager.
Preferences: Cookies that enable our Websites to remember information that changes the way the Websites behaves or looks, like your preferred language or region that you are in.
Analytics and Statistics: Cookies that help us understand how visitors interact with our Websites by collecting and reporting about your device’s interactions.
Marketing: Used to track devices across websites to display ads that are relevant and engaging to our visitors to show you our ads on third-party websites. You may also deny or delete these cookies via your browser settings.
Some content, applications, and advertisements on the Websites may be served by unaffiliated third parties. We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices on any website not operated by us to which our Websites links or that links to our Websites.
YOUR CHOICES ABOUT HOW INFORMATION ABOUT YOU IS USED AND SHARED
In many instances, you have choices about the information you provide and how we use that information. These choices are described below. California residents and data subjects in Europe have additional rights as set forth in the sections entitled Notice to Residents of California and Notice to Residents of the European Economic Area, Switzerland, and United Kingdom below.
Marketing Emails: By providing us with an e-mail address, you acknowledge that we may use your e-mail address to communicate with you. While you cannot opt-out of receiving notifications and other service-related communications regarding your account or your transactions, you can opt-out of receiving promotional and other marketing emails from us by using the “unsubscribe” feature in our marketing e-mails.
Text Messages: If you have opted-in to one of our text messages programs, you can opt-out at any time by replying “STOP” at any time.
Interest-Based Advertising Choices: You also have choices related to interest-based advertising. Many browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser’s setting to decline cookies if you prefer. Note that if you choose to remove cookies, you may remove opt-out cookies that affect your advertising preferences.
Many of the third-party advertisers that place tracking tools on our Websites are members of programs that offer you additional choices regarding the use of information about you for advertising. You can learn more about the options available to limit these third parties’ use of your information by visiting the websites for the Network Advertising Initiative and the Digital Advertising Alliance.
Similarly, you can learn about your options to opt-out of mobile app tracking by certain advertising networks through your device settings. For more information about how to change these settings, see the support information for Apple, Android or Windows devices.
Please note that opting-out of participating advertising networks services does not mean that you will not receive advertising while using our Websites or on other websites, nor will it prevent the receipt of interest-based advertising from third parties that do not participate in these industry programs.
NOTICE TO RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA
Identifiers: Name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, IP address, email address, account name, or other similar identifiers. This information is provided by you, automatically collected when you interact with our Website, or is provided by a third party.
Customer records: Name, address, telephone number, education, employment, or payment account number. This information is provided by you, automatically collected when you interact with our Website, or is provided by a third party.
Protected classifications: Race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. This information is provided by you, such as voluntarily disclosed as part of job application.
Commercial information: Records of products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies. This information is automatically collected based on your interactions with our Website, your purchases, and your subscriptions.
Internet or other electronic network activity information: Browsing history, search history, and information regarding interactions with our Website or advertisements. This information is automatically collected when you interact with our Website, or is provided by a third party, such as an advertising or analytics provider.
Geolocation: General or precise location information. This is provided by you when you provide you address or other location information, scan a QR code or check-in at a location, or inferred based on your IP address.
Professional and education data: Employer, title, professional license numbers, work history, and educational background. This information is provided by you, such as your conference registration or job application, or is provided by a third party.
Inferences: Information about your preferences, characteristics, predisposition, demographic info, attitudes, and favorites. This information is provided by you, automatically collected when you interact with our Website, or is provided by a third party.
We collect and use the above categories of personal information for the purposes described above in the sections entitled How We Use Information We Collect From or About You, How We Share Your Information with Others, and Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies. We limited disclosures of personal information for business purpose to services providers, as described above.
Sale of Personal Information and Right to Opt Out: State law requires companies to include certain disclosures including a “Do Not Sell My Personal Info” links on their websites. We do not knowingly sell the personal information of consumers under 16 years of age. To opt out of the sale to third parties, please sending us an email at privacy@Sharkscan.com and using the cookie manager on our Website to disable non-necessary cookies. Please note that your right to opt out does not apply to our sharing of data with service providers, with whom we work and who are required to use the data on our behalf.
The following categories of personal information that are disclosed for a business purpose or “sold” and the related categories of third parties:
Identifiers: Name, email, unique personal identifiers, online identifiers, IP address, or other similar identifiers to affiliates, business partners, advertising and marketing companies, data analytics providers, and social networks.
Internet or other electronic network activity information: info regarding your interaction with an internet website, application, or advertisement to affiliates, business partners, advertising and marketing companies, data analytics providers, and social networks.
Rights Requests: As noted above, you have the right to request that we disclose what personal information we collect, use, and sell, as well as the right to request that we delete certain personal information that we have collected from you. You or your authorized agent may submit a request to exercise these rights by sending us an email at contact@Sharkscan.com. We will require you to verify your identity before we can act on your request. You are required to provide your name and email address, your cell phone number if you have sign-up to received text messages from us, or wallet address if you have linked that with your account to start the verification process. If you are asking for access on behalf of someone else, we will require verification of your identity, as well as proof of authorization by the individual whose personal information you wish to access. There may be information that we will not return in response to you request, such as information that would affect the privacy of others or interfere with legal obligations. Similarly, there may be reasons why we cannot comply with your deletion request, such as the need to keep your personal information to provide you service or to fulfil a legal obligation.
Financial Incentives: We may run promotions from time to time and ask you to share personal information with us. We will always give you clear notice about these types of programs when you sign up, and participation is always voluntary. If you change your mind, you will be able to opt out, and if you do not participate, you will still be able to use our services.
California “Shine the Light” Rights: If you are a California resident and customer, California law permits you to request certain information regarding the disclosure of your information about you by us and our related companies to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please sending us an email at contact@Sharkscan.com.
NOTICES TO RESIDENTS OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA, SWITZERLAND, AND UNITED KINGDOM
Legal Basis: We have several different legal grounds on which we collect and process personal data, including (a) as necessary to perform a transaction (such as registering for a conference, subscribing to our newsletters, inquiring about employment, or responding to your requests); (b) as necessary to comply with a legal obligation; (c) where you have provided consent; and (d) necessary for legitimate interest when such processing is reasonably expected by you and does not unduly and negatively affect your privacy rights. If you would like to withdraw your consent, please use the options that are described in the Your Choices section above. Please keep in mind that additional basis my still exist for processing that is not based on your consent.
Transfers: Your personal data may be transferred to and processed in the United States or elsewhere in the world that may not provide the same level of data protection as your home country. We will ensure that transfers of personal data are subject to appropriate safeguards in accordance with applicable legal requirements to ensure that your data is adequately protected.
Your Rights: You have certain rights under applicable law. These rights include (1) to obtain information about the processing of your personal data and a copy of your personal data that we store; (2) to request that we update your personal data if it is inaccurate or incomplete; (3) to request the deletion of your personal data if it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or if you withdraw consent and no other legal basis for processing exists; (4) to restrict the processing if you contest the accuracy of your personal data, if our processing is deemed unlawful and you oppose deletion, or if we no longer need the personal data but must store it to comply with our legal obligations; (5) to receive your personal data and to transfer it to another controller; (6) to object to our processing when we process your personal data based on legitimate interest; and (7) to lodge a complaint about our collection or processing of your personal data with your Data Protection Authority (DPA).
If you would like to exercise rights (1) through (6), please sending us an email at contact@Sharkscan.com. To verify your identity, we may require you to provide us with personal data prior to accessing any records about you. If you would like to file a complaint with your DPA, contact details for the DPAs in the EEA and UK are available at ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm and for Switzerland at https://www.edoeb.admin.ch/edoeb/en/home/the-fdpic/links/data-protection—switzerland.html.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Users Under Thirteen: Our Websites are intended for users ages thirteen and older only. If we become aware of information in our database that was collected from a child under thirteen, we will delete such information.
Users Outside of the United States: If you use our Websites outside of the United States, you understand and consent to the transfer of information we collect from or about you to, and the collection, processing, and storage of information about you in, the United States and elsewhere. The laws in the U.S. and these countries may be different than the laws of your country.
All rights not granted herein are expressly reserved to Sharkscan, Inc.