THIS USER AGREEMENT CONTAINS A MANDATORY ARBITRATION PROVISION, WHICH INCLUDES A CLASS ACTION, CLASS ARBITRATION, AND JURY TRIAL WAIVER. THESE PROVISIONS REQUIRE THE USE OF ARBITRATION TO RESOLVE DISPUTES, RATHER THAN JURY TRIALS OR CLASS ACTIONS. BY ACCEPTING THESE TERMS, YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE TO BE BOUND BY AND ABIDE BY THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING THE MANDATORY ARBITRATION PROVISION AND THE CLASS ACTION WAIVER PROVISION.
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Certain Services may be subject to additional terms and conditions specified by us from time to time; your use of such Services is subject to those additional terms and conditions, which are incorporated into this User Agreement by this reference.
This User Agreement applies to all users of the Services, including, without limitation, users who are contributors of content, information, and other materials or services, registered or otherwise.
MANDATORY ARBITRATION FOR U.S. USERS - CLASS ACTION, CLASS ARBITRATION, AND JURY TRIAL WAIVER
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ARBITRATION. YOU AND WE AGREE THAT ALL DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND US (WHETHER OR NOT SUCH DISPUTE INVOLVES A THIRD PARTY) WITH REGARD TO YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH US (INCLUDING DISPUTES RELATED TO THIS USER AGREEMENT, YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, AND/OR RIGHTS OF PRIVACY AND/OR PUBLICITY), WILL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION, EXCEPT THAT YOU MAY ASSERT CLAIMS IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT IF YOUR CLAIMS QUALIFY. YOU AND WE EACH AGREE THAT CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ARBITRATIONS, AS WELL AS CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTIONS, ARE NOT PERMITTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, AND THAT YOU AND WE ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR CLASS ARBITRATION.
You and we each agree that you and we are further waiving our respective rights to sue or go to court to assert or defend our rights under this User Agreement. You and we each agree that the Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision.
For all disputes, whether pursued in small claims court or arbitration, you must first give us an opportunity to resolve your claim by sending a written description of your claim to:
We each agree to negotiate your claim in good faith. If we are unable to resolve the claim within 60 days after we receive your written description, you may pursue your claim in arbitration. We each agree that if you fail to timely pay amounts due, we may assign your account for collection, and the collection agency may pursue, in small claims court, claims limited strictly to the collection of the past due amounts and any interest or cost of collection permitted by law or this User Agreement.
An arbitrator may award (on an individual basis) any relief that would be available in a court, including injunctive or declaratory relief and attorneys’ fees.
Sever-ability. If a court or arbitrator determines in an action between you and us that any of the provisions or prohibitions contained above is unenforceable, then all of the preceding language in this Mandatory Arbitration for U.S. Users section will be null and void.
This Mandatory Arbitration for U.S. Users will survive the termination of your relationship with us.
If you are below the age of consent under applicable law in the country in which you reside, then your parent or legal guardian must read and accept the terms and conditions of this User Agreement in your name and on your behalf.
In the U.S., you must be at least 16 years of age to use the Services. By using the Services, you represent and warrant that you are at least 16 years of age. If you are under age 16, you may not, under any circumstances or for any reason, use the Services. Our Sites are not targeted to nor meant for anyone under 16 years of age. If you become aware of anyone using the Services who is under the age of 16, please report this to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 16.
We may, in our sole discretion, refuse to offer the Services to any person or entity for any reason. We may also change this eligibility criteria at any time, in our sole discretion. You are solely responsible for ensuring that your use of the Services is in compliance with all laws, rules and regulations applicable to you. If you are a minor, you may wish to consult your parents about what portions of the Services are appropriate for you.
Further, the Services are offered only for your personal use, and not for the use or benefit of any third party.
You may register for an account on the Services (an "Account") or log in using your Facebook or Google login information. To use certain portions of the Services, you are not required to sign up for an Account. However, certain features of the Services, such as posting to community pages on the Site, require you to register for an Account.
When you register for an Account, you must provide accurate and complete information and keep your Account information updated. You shall not: (i) choose a username that is the name of another person, with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) choose a username that is subject to any rights of a person other than you without appropriate authorization; or (iii) choose a username that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene. You are solely responsible for all of the activity that occurs on your Account, and for keeping your Account password secure. You may never use another person's user account or registration information for the Services without their permission. You must notify us immediately of any change in your eligibility to use the Services (including any changes to or revocation of any licenses from state authorities), breach of security or unauthorized use of your Account. You should never publish, distribute or post login information for your Account. You shall have the ability to delete your Account.
For purposes of this User Agreement, the term "Content" includes, without limitation, any information, data, text, photographs and other images, videos, audio clips, written posts, articles, comments, software, scripts, graphics, and interactive features generated, provided, or otherwise made accessible on or through the Services. For the purposes of this Agreement, "Content" also includes all User Content (as defined below).
User Content. All Content added, created, uploaded, submitted, distributed, or posted to the Services by users (collectively "User Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such User Content. You represent to us that all User Content provided by you is accurate, complete, up-to-date, and in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. You acknowledge that all Content, including User Content, accessed by you using the Services is at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss to you or any other party resulting from your actions. We do not guarantee that any Content you access on or through the Services is or will continue to be accurate or available.
Intellectual Property Rights. The Services may contain Content specifically provided by us, our partners or our users, and such Content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights and laws. You shall abide by all copyright or other legal notices, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Services (“Protected Content”). The trademarks, logos, trade names, trade dress, and service marks, whether registered or unregistered (collectively the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Services are Trademarks of BuzzFeed and its third party partners. Nothing contained on the Services shall be construed as granting by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any Protected Content or Trademarks displayed on the Services without the written permission of BuzzFeed or such third party that may own the Protected Content or Trademarks.