DBA Mentor Program Website Terms of Use

DBA MENTOR PROGRAM TERMS OF USE

Last Updated: 2/16/2021

 

Acceptance of the Terms of Use.


These Terms of Use are entered into by and between you (“you” or “your”) and DBA Media, LLC and its affiliated subsidiaries and related entities (collectively, “Company,” “we”, “our”, or “us”). The following terms and conditions, together with any documents they expressly incorporate by reference (collectively, these “Terms of Use”), govern your access to and use of https://thedigitalbrandarchitects.com/ (“Website”), any other websites, and social media platforms owned or controlled by us, along with any content, functionality, and services offered through us (each a “Service,” collectively “Services”). You and Company each be referred to herein as a “Party”, and collectively as the “Parties.”

 

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before accessing or using our Services. By using the Services, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of use and our Privacy Policy found at https://thedigitalbrandarchitects.com/?page_id=1402&preview=true, incorporated herein by reference (“Privacy Policy”). 

 

BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE; IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THE SERVICES.

 

Children Under 13. The Services are offered and available to users who are at least 13 years of age or older. By using these Services, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract with the Company and meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use the Services. Users younger than 18 years old shall only access and use the Services upon specific and verifiable authorization from at least one of the parents or a legal guardian. We reserve the right to request proof of age of any user, at any time, to confirm if access and use are in compliance with these Terms of Use, as well as to cancel any noncompliant accounts.

 

Changes to Terms of Use.

Company reserves the right to amend or update these Terms of Use at any time with or without notice to users, and may also add new features or functionality to, or change or remove existing features or functionality from, the Service that will be subject to the Terms of Use. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event any changes to these Terms of Use shall materially change your rights, Company will provide you with prominent notice under the circumstances. Any user who continues to use the Service after any changes are made will be deemed to have agreed to those changes.

ARBITRATION NOTICE. AS FURTHER SET FORTH HEREIN, YOU AGREE THAT DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND COMPANY WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO RESOLVE ANY DISPUTES IN COURT (INCLUDING TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION).

 

Application Process for Black Influencer Mentorship Program.

If you decide to apply to our Black Influencer Mentorship Program the following rules will apply: 

  • How to Enter: 
    • Application Period: During the period beginning on 12:00pmPST/3:00pmEST on Feb. 16, 2021 through 8:59pmPST/11:59pmEST on Feb. 26, 2021, you may apply to the Black Influencer Mentorship Program. 
    • Application Contents: All applicants may apply through the Website with the following information: (i) name, (ii) address, (iii) e-mail address, (iv) social media handles, (v) at least one (1) month’s report of the analytic data associated with applicant’s existing social media channels.
    • (v) ER%, (vi) a media kit, (vii) general brand and interest statement as to why you’d like to participate in the program. All entries must comply with these Terms of Use. 
    • If you choose to apply, you agree to provide and maintain true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the application form. Application data and certain other information about you are governed by our Privacy Policy. 
    • Entries must be in English and shall not contain any elements that violate a third party’s copyrights, trademark rights, or personal, privacy, or other rights of any kind. Without limitation, entries should not depict, tag, or reference any individuals that have not granted permission to be featured and be bound by these Terms of Use. Entries must not contain any material that DBA deems inappropriate for public dissemination.
  • Eligibility: In order to enter, you must be (i) a legal resident of the United States of America and the District of Columbia (excluding Arizona), (ii) the age of majority in such state as of February 16, 2021, and (iii) have a public social media profile with between 25,000 and 90,000 followers. Employees of DBA and their advertising and promotion agencies, and any other entities participating in the design, marketing, administration or fulfillment of this program, as well as each of their parent corporations, subsidiaries and affiliated companies (collectively, the “Program Entities”), and each of their immediate families and members of their households are ineligible to participate in this program. Void where prohibited.
  • Selecting the Mentees and Notifications: 
    • We will review all applications and make our selections via a selection committee appointed by Company during the period of March 1 through March 5, 2021. Our decisions are final and binding in all respects. 
    • Beginning on or about March 8 through March 12, 2021, we will notify the selected mentees of their admission to the program via the contact information provided in the application. Once confirmed, we will send each mentee their pre-enrollment kit outlining the details of the program. Odds of selection depend on the number of eligible applications received. Failure of any selected applicant within 24 hours may result in disqualification and an alternate applicant may be selected. 
  • General Conditions: Except where prohibited by law, by applying to the program and/or accepting submission therein, each mentee hereby irrevocably grants to DBA and the Program Entities, and their licensees, affiliates, and assigns, the worldwide, royalty free right and license to use the your name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, for promotional or advertising purposes in connection with this program on a worldwide, in perpetuity basis, and in all forms of media, now or hereafter known, in perpetuity, without review, permission, or further compensation or consideration. 

 

Access and Use of the Services.

The Services, and any Company Content (defined below) viewed through our service, is solely for your personal and non-commercial use. With your participation we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, license to access the Company Content and view your course(s) through the service on a virtual livestreaming-only basis for that purpose. Except for the foregoing limited license, no right, title or interest shall be transferred to you. You agree not to use the service of Company Content for public performances. We may revoke your license at any time in its sole discretion. Upon such revocation, you must promptly destroy all Company Content downloaded or otherwise obtained through the service or Services, as well as copies of such materials, whether made in accordance with these Terms of Use or otherwise.

Unless otherwise noted, the Services as a whole or in part, and all materials that are part of the Services, including without limitation, the Company name, trademarks, designs, logos, copyright, materials, and other intellectual property, and products and services made available to users via the Services (collectively, “Company Content”) are copyrights, trademarks, trade dress or other intellectual Services owned, controlled, or licensed by Company or its subsidiaries and affiliates. Conditioned upon your compliance with these Terms of Use, you may only use Company Content and the Services for your personal, noncommercial use; any other use of the Company Content or Services without Company’s express written consent in each instance is strictly prohibited. No right, title, or interest in any Company Content is granted or transferred to you as a result of your access or use. Unless otherwise noted herein, you may not reproduce, publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derivative works from, sell, or participate in any sale of, or exploit in any way, any of the Company Content or Services. Unauthorized use of the Company Content is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties.

We welcome your comments and feedback regarding our courses, Services, products, and services. We do not, however, accept confidential or proprietary information. Thus, all comments, feedback, ideas, suggestions, materials, information, and other submissions disclosed, submitted or offered to Company using Services or otherwise (collectively, “Communications”) are not confidential and will become and remain Company’s property. The disclosure, submission, or offer of any Communications will constitute an assignment to Company of all worldwide rights, titles, and interests, and goodwill in the Communications without payment of any compensation. Additionally, Communications submitted by you must not violate any right of any third party, and must not contain any libelous, abusive, obscene, or otherwise unlawful material. If your Communications violate these Terms of Use, you may bear legal responsibility for such Communications.

We reserve the right to refuse access to the Services to anyone for any reason at any time. We reserve the right to modify or terminate the courses or any Service or your access to the Service for any reason, without notice, at any time, and without liability to you. Upon termination, unless subject to specific software or other Service licenses, all licenses and other rights granted to you in these Terms of Use will immediately cease. 

We are not responsible if information made available during the courses on the Services is not accurate, complete or current. The material presented during any courses and any of the Services is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk. The Services may contain certain historical information. Historical information, necessarily, is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of the Services at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on the Services. 

 

Conditions of Use.

You are solely responsible for all code, video, images, information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, messages or other materials (“User Content”) that you submit to us for use in connection with any course or Service. We reserve the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in our sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending User Content from the Service, suspending or terminating the account of such violators and reporting you to the law enforcement authorities. 

Any unauthorized use of the Services is expressly prohibited. For the avoidance of doubt, you hereby agree to the following:

  1. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the courses and Services. 
  2. You may not use the Services to participate in any activity that is in violation of any federal, state, or local law including without limitation, all regulatory, administrative and legislative authorities.
  3. You shall not disable, hack, circumvent or otherwise interfere with security related features of the Services or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Company Content or materials.
  4. You agree that you will not solicit, collect or use the login credentials or other confidential information of other users of the Services (each and collectively, “Third Party Users”).
  5. You must not defame, stalk, bully, abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate people or entities and you must not post private or confidential information via the Services, including, without limitation, your or any other person’s credit card information, social security or alternate national identity numbers, non-public phone numbers or non-public email addresses.
  6. You may not use the Services for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You agree to comply with all laws, rules and regulations (for example, federal, state, local and provincial) applicable to your use of the Services and your Communications, including but not limited to, copyright laws. You shall not destroy, interfere with or disrupt, or attempt to interfere with or disrupt (including scan, probe or test the vulnerability of), any web pages available on the Services, servers or networks connected to the Services or the technical delivery systems of Company’s providers or break any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Services. You must not interfere or disrupt the Services or servers or networks connected to the Services, including by transmitting any worms, viruses, spyware, malware or any other code of a destructive or disruptive nature. You may not inject content or code or otherwise alter or interfere with the way any of the Services are or Company Content is rendered or displayed in a Third Party User’s browser or device.
  7. You must not create or submit unwanted email, comments or other forms of commercial or harassing communications (a/k/a “spam”) to any Third Party Users.
  8. You must not access or use the Services through unauthorized means, including but not limited to, by using an automated device, script, bot, spider, crawler or scraper.
  9. You must not attempt to restrict any Third Party User from using or enjoying the Services and you must not encourage or facilitate violations of these Terms of Use or any other Company terms.
  10. You must not infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity or other right of any other person or entity.

You understand and agree that you use the Services at your own risk. If you violate the letter or spirit of these Terms of Use, or otherwise create risk or possible legal exposure for Company as Company may determine in its sole discretion, we can stop providing all or part of the Services to you.

 

Linked Sites and Third Party Websites.

You may access resources through our Services from Linked Sites (as defined in the Privacy Policy). All matters concerning the resources, events, and other information from such Linked Sites, including, but not limited to, reservations, purchase terms, warranties, guarantees, maintenance and delivery, are solely between you and the Linked Sites. We make no warranties or representations whatsoever with regard to any information, resources, articles, and products provided by the Linked Sites. You will not consider us, and we will not be construed as, a party to such transactions, whether or not we may have received some form of revenue or other remuneration in connection with such transactions, and we will not be liable for any costs or damages arising out of, either directly or indirectly, you or any other person involved or related to any such transactions. You acknowledge and agree that we have no responsibility for the information, content, products, services, advertising, code or other materials which may or may not be provided by or through Linked Sites (as defined in the Privacy Policy). Links to Linked Sites do not constitute an endorsement or sponsorship by us of such websites or the information, content, products, services, code or other materials presented on or through such websites. The inclusion of any link to such Linked Sites on our Services does not imply our endorsement or recommendation of that site and we do not represent or warrant that the contents of any third party website is accurate, compliant with state or federal law, or compliant with copyright or other intellectual property laws. Any access to or reliance on the contents of a third party website is done at your own risk. 

 

Territorial Restrictions.

The information provided within or in connection with the Services is not intended for distribution to or use by any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject Company to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country. We reserve the right to limit the availability of the Services or any portion of the Services, to any person, geographic area, or jurisdiction, at any time and in our sole discretion, and to limit the quantities of any content, program, product, Service or other feature that Company provides.

These Terms of Use were written in English (US). To the extent any translated version of these Terms of Use conflicts with the English version, the English version controls.

 

No Special Relationship.

Except as otherwise described in the Privacy Policy, as between you and Company, you acknowledge and agree that your relationship with Company is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other type of special relationship.

 

Disclaimer of Warranties

THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL SERVICES, COMPANY CONTENT (INCLUDING COMMUNICATIONS), FUNCTIONS, AND ALL OTHER MATERIALS PROVIDED OR DISPLAYED THROUGH THE SERVICES IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, NEITHER COMPANY NOR ITS PARENT COMPANY NOR ANY OF THEIR EMPLOYEES, MANAGERS, OFFICERS OR AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “COMPANY PARTIES”) MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,  INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION AS TO INFORMATION, DATA, DATA PROCESSING, UPTIME OR UNINTERRUPTED ACCESS, THE AVAILABILITY, USABILITY, ACCURACY, PRECISION, CORRECTNESS, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS, AND SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO COMPANY OR VIA THE SERVICES. THE COMPANY PARTIES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOREGOING WARRANTIES AS WELL AS THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, CUSTOM, TRADE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS. 

THE COMPANY PARTIES DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE SERVICE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE SERVICE AVAILABLE IS FREE FROM ANY HARMFUL COMPONENTS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, VIRUSES. THE COMPANY PARTIES DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE INFORMATION (INCLUDING ANY INSTRUCTIONS) ON THE SERVICES IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR USEFUL. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE COMPANY PARTIES DO NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS LAWFUL IN ANY PARTICULAR JURISDICTION, AND THE COMPANY PARTIES SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM SUCH WARRANTIES. SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED OR OTHER WARRANTIES SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU TO THE EXTENT SUCH JURISDICTION’S LAW IS APPLICABLE TO YOU AND THESE TERMS OF USE. 

BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICE YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOUR ACTIVITIES ARE LAWFUL IN EVERY JURISDICTION WHERE YOU ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE. 

THE COMPANY PARTIES DO NOT ENDORSE CONTENT AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE (WHETHER ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE), INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY OR OTHER CAUSE OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER BASED UPON OR RESULTING FROM ANY CONTENT. 

 

Limitation of Liability; Waiver

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE COMPANY PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, ECONOMIC, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSSES OR DAMAGES) THAT ARE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO: (A) THE SERVICES; (B) THE COMPANY CONTENT (INCLUDING COMMUNICATIONS); (C) YOUR USE OF, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICES; (D) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH AN INVESTIGATION BY THE COMPANY PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES REGARDING YOUR OR ANY OTHER PARTY’S USE OF THE SERVICES; (E) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH COPYRIGHT OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERS; (F) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE SERVICES’ OPERATION; OR (G) ANY DAMAGE TO ANY USER’S OR THIRD PARTY USER’S COMPUTER, MOBILE DEVICE, OR OTHER EQUIPMENT OR TECHNOLOGY INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGE FROM ANY SECURITY BREACH OR FROM ANY VIRUS, BUGS, TAMPERING, FRAUD, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER LINE OR NETWORK FAILURE OR ANY OTHER TECHNICAL OR OTHER MALFUNCTION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, WORK STOPPAGE, ACCURACY OF RESULTS, OR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE OR EVEN IF THE COMPANY PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WHETHER CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY NEGLIGENCE, ACTS OF GOD, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, OR THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF THE PROPERTY). IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY. YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT SOME OF THE EVENTS, ACTIVITIES OR ACTIONS TAKEN BY YOU WHETHER IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE OR OTHERWISE CARRY CERTAIN INHERENT AND SIGNIFICANT RISKS OF PROPERTY DAMAGE, BODILY INJURY OR DEATH AND THAT YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL KNOWN AND UNKNOWN RISKS ASSOCIATED THEREWITH EVEN IF CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY THE ACTION OR INACTION OR NEGLIGENCE OF COMPANY OR BY THE ACTION, IN ACTION OR NEGLIGENCE OF OTHERS. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT COMPANY DOES NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SUPERVISION, PREPARATION, OR CONDUCT OF ANY ACTIVITY. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY PARTIES’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES OR CAUSES OR ACTION EXCEED ONE HUNDRED UNITED STATES DOLLARS ($100.00 USD). 

YOU AGREE THAT IN THE EVENT YOU INCUR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURIES THAT ARISE OUT OF COMPANY’S ACTS OR OMISSIONS, THE DAMAGES, IF ANY, CAUSED TO YOU ARE NOT IRREPARABLE OR SUFFICIENT TO ENTITLE YOU TO AN INJUNCTION PREVENTING ANY EXPLOITATION OF ANY WEB SITE, PROPERTY, PRODUCT OR OTHER CONTENT OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY THE COMPANY PARTIES, AND YOU WILL HAVE NO RIGHTS TO ENJOIN OR RESTRAIN THE DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, ADVERTISING, EXHIBITION OR EXPLOITATION OF ANY WEB SITE, PROPERTY, PRODUCT, OR OTHER CONTENT OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY THE COMPANY PARTIES. 

BY ACCESSING THE SERVICES, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MAY BE WAIVING RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CLAIMS THAT ARE AT THIS TIME UNKNOWN OR UNSUSPECTED, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH WAIVER, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE, THE BENEFITS OF SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF CALIFORNIA, AND ANY SIMILAR LAW OF ANY STATE OR TERRITORY, WHICH PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS THAT THE CREDITOR OR RELEASING PARTY DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, THAT IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER WOULD HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR RELEASED PARTY.” 

COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS, CONTENT, INFORMATION, OR DATA OF THIRD PARTIES, AND YOU RELEASE US, OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM ANY CLAIMS AND DAMAGES, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY CLAIM YOU HAVE AGAINST ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES.

 

Indemnification.

You (and any third party for whom you operate an account or activity on the Services) agree to defend (at Company’s request), indemnify and hold the Company Parties harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including without limitation, reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with any of the following (including as a result of your direct activities in connection with the Services or those conducted on your behalf): (i) your User Content, Communications or your access to or use of the Services; (ii) your breach or alleged breach of these Terms of Use; (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation, any intellectual property right, publicity, confidentiality, property or privacy right; (iv) your violation of any laws, rules, regulations, codes, statutes, ordinances or orders of any governmental and quasi-governmental authorities, including, without limitation, all regulatory, administrative and legislative authorities; or (v) any misrepresentation made by you. You will cooperate as fully required by Company in the defense of any claim. Company reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, and you will not in any event settle any claim without the prior written consent of Company.

 

Disputes.

Unless expressly noted in these Terms of Use, we are ready to assist you and address your concerns via email at pingme@thedigitalbrandarchitects.com. When contacting us, we ask that you include your name, address, phone number and email address, and a description of your problem or concern and any specific relief you seek. 

If we are unable to address the problem or concern via e-mail, you unconditionally agree that any and all Disputes (as defined below) between you and Company (whether or not such Dispute involves a third party) with regard to your relationship with Company, including without limitation Disputes related to these Terms of Use, your use of the Services, and/or rights of privacy and/or publicity, will be resolved by binding, individual arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act (Title 9 of the United States Code), which shall govern the interpretation and enforcement of this arbitration agreement (“Arbitration Agreement”).  Arbitration shall be before JAMS (formerly known as Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services), www.jamsadr.com.  If you initiate arbitration, you shall have the choice as between these two arbitration forums; if Company initiates arbitration, it shall have the choice as between these two arbitration forums.  

WE EACH AGREE THAT, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THE DEFINITION OF DISPUTES BELOW, ANY AND ALL DISPUTES WHETHER PRESENTLY IN EXISTENCE OR BASED ON ACTS OR OMISSIONS IN THE PAST OR IN THE FUTURE, INCLUDING ALL ISSUES RELATING TO THE ENFORCEABILITY, INTERPRETATION, SCOPE, AND APPLICATION OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT (SUCH AS “GATEWAY” ISSUES OF ARBITRABILITY, WHETHER THE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT IS UNCONSCIONABLE OR ILLUSORY AND ANY DEFENSE TO ARBITRATION) WILL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY AND FINALLY BY BINDING ARBITRATION RATHER THAN IN COURT BY A JUDGE OR JURY, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT.

Judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having competent jurisdiction. Any provision of applicable law notwithstanding, the arbitrator will not have authority to award damages, remedies or awards that conflict with these Terms of Use. 

 

Class Action Waiver.

By using the Services, you agree that the arbitration of any Dispute shall be conducted on an individual, not a class-wide basis, and that no such arbitration proceedings may be consolidated with any other arbitration or other legal proceedings involving Company or any other person.  You may bring claims only on your own behalf. You further agree that you, and anyone asserting a claim through you, will not participate in a class action, be a class representative, or otherwise participate in a class, representative, or consolidated proceeding against Company or class-wide arbitration for any claims covered by these Terms of Use. You also agree not to participate in claims brought in a private attorney general or representative capacity, or consolidated claims involving another person’s account, if Company is a party to the proceeding. 

If the foregoing class action waiver (“Class Action Waiver”) or any portion thereof is found to be invalid, illegal, unenforceable, unconscionable, void or voidable, then the Arbitration Agreement will be unenforceable, and the Dispute will be decided by a court.  Any claim that all or part of the Class Action Waiver is invalid, illegal, unenforceable, unconscionable, void or voidable may be determined only by a court of competent jurisdiction and not by an arbitrator.

 

Definition of Dispute.

Except as described below, the term “Dispute” in this Arbitration Agreement and Class Action Waiver means any dispute, claim, or controversy between you and Company regarding any aspect of your relationship with Company, whether based in contract, statute, regulation, ordinance, tort (including without limitation fraud, misrepresentation, fraudulent inducement, negligence, gross negligence or reckless behavior), or any other legal, statutory or equitable theory, whether related to the access to and use of the Services or otherwise, and includes the validity, enforceability or scope of these Terms of Use, except for the scope, enforceability and interpretation of the Arbitration Agreement and Class Action Waiver.

However, “Disputes” SHALL NOT include claims that all or part of the Class Action Waiver is invalid, unenforceable, unconscionable, void or voidable, or any claim for public injunctive relief, i.e., injunctive relief that has the primary purpose and effect of prohibiting alleged unlawful acts that threaten future injury to the general public. Such claims may be determined only by a court of competent jurisdiction and not by an arbitrator.

 

How Will the Arbitration Work? 

Either you or Company may initiate arbitration proceedings.  The arbitration will be conducted before a single arbitrator.  The arbitration will be an individual arbitration, and shall in no event be commenced as a representative or class arbitration. The JAMS Comprehensive Arbitration Rules & Procedures and the JAMS Recommended Arbitration Discovery Protocols for Domestic, Commercial Cases will apply.  The JAMS rules are available at www.jamsadr.com or by calling 1-800-352-5267. 

If required for the enforceability of the Arbitration Agreement under the Federal Arbitration Act, Company will pay all arbitrator’s costs and expenses.  If not, those costs will be paid as specified in the above-referenced rules.

 

Where Will the Arbitration Be Held?

The parties agree to bring the arbitration in California in the County of Los Angeles.  As set forth in “Governing Law & Venue” section below, the arbitrator will apply California law.

 

Time Limitation on Claims.

You agree that any claim you may have arising out of or related to your relationship with Company must be filed within 1 year after such claim arose; otherwise, your claim is permanently barred. This provision expressly survives the termination of your relationship with Company. 

 

Governing Law & Venue.

The law applicable to the interpretation and construction of these Terms of Use and any transaction (including purchases made via the Services) using or relating to the Services, shall be the Federal Arbitration Act, applicable federal laws, and the laws of the state of California, USA, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, but subject to the Federal Arbitration Act and other federal law relating to the arbitrability of claims. You agree that all matters relating to your access to or use of the Service, including all disputes, will be governed by the laws of the United States and by the laws of the State of California AND WILL SPECIFICALLY NOT BE GOVERNED BY THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTIONS ON CONTRACTS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS, IF OTHERWISE APPLICABLE.

Severability. 

If any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable during arbitration or by a court of competent jurisdiction, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Company’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms of Use will not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. No waiver of any of these Terms of Use will be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition. Company reserves the right to change this dispute resolution provision, but any such changes will not apply to disputes arising before the effective date of the amendment. This dispute resolution provision will survive the termination of any or all of your transactions with Company. 

 

Entire Agreement.

If you are using the Service on behalf of a legal entity, you represent that you are authorized to enter into an agreement on behalf of that legal entity. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between You and Company and governs your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between You and Company. You will not assign the Terms of Use or assign any rights or delegate any obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, whether voluntarily or by operation of law, without the prior written consent of Company. Any purported assignment or delegation by you without the appropriate prior written consent of Company will be null and void. Company may assign these Terms of Use or any rights hereunder without your consent. Neither the course of conduct between the Parties nor trade practice will act to modify the Terms of Use. These Terms of Use do not confer any third-party beneficiary rights.

 

Contact Us. Questions regarding the Services, Privacy Policy, or the Terms of Use should be directed as follows: pingme@thedigitalbrandarchitects.com or 750 N. San Vicente Blvd, Suite 950, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

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