ConnectScale Terms of Service.
Effective Date: April 7, 2018
Welcome to ConnectScale. We want you to know and understand your rights and our rights relating to the provision of the Services (as defined below). Please review them carefully. Here are a few highlights:
- You can cancel your membership or deactivate your account at any time.
- You own your content, but give us a right to use it.
- We expect our members to act with integrity and promote conservation.
- ConnectScale is not liable for your activities and no warranties are made by ConnectScale.
- We can cancel your account if you act inappropriately.
- We want your feedback, and you allow us to use it.
- You agree to arbitrate if there is a dispute between us.
- There are easy ways to reach us if you have questions or need help.
Terms of Service
If you access or use the Services on behalf of a company or other entity, you represent that you have authority to bind such entity and its affiliates to these Terms and that it is fully binding on them. In such case, the term “you” will refer to such entity and its affiliates. If you do not have authority, you may not access or use the Services. These Terms contain disclaimers of warranties and limitations on liability that may be applicable to you.
Notice Regarding Dispute Resolution: These Terms contain provisions that govern how disputes between you and ConnectScale are resolved, including an agreement to arbitrate, which will, with limited exception, require you to submit claims you have against us to binding and final arbitration and limit you to claims against ConnectScale on an individual basis, unless you opt-out in accordance with the instructions below.
Registration and Accounts
The Services are intended solely for persons who are 13 years old or older. If you are under the legal age to form a binding contract in your jurisdiction, you represent that your legal guardian has reviewed and agreed to these Terms.
To use the Services, you must register. You agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself (“Member Data”) and (b) maintain and promptly update the Member Data. You agree that ConnectScale may use your Member Data to provide Services for which you have expressed interest and as otherwise set forth in these Terms. If you provide any information that is inaccurate or not current, or ConnectScale has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is inaccurate or not current, ConnectScale has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse current or future use of the Services. In consideration of your use of the Services, you represent that you are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of any applicable jurisdiction.
You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password associated with your account and for restricting access to your password, your computer and mobile device while logged into the Services. You accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or from your computer and mobile devices. We endeavor to use reasonable security measures to protect against unauthorized access to your account. We cannot, however, guarantee absolute security of your account, your Content (as defined below) or the personal information you provide, and we cannot promise that our security measures will prevent third-party “hackers” from illegally accessing the Services or its contents. You agree to immediately notify ConnectScale of any unauthorized use or your account or password, or any other breach of security, and to accept all risks of unauthorized access to the Member Data and any other information or content you provide to ConnectScale.
You may register for or log-in to your account via a third-party network, such as Facebook or Google. If you do so, you hereby authorize ConnectScale to pre-populate the registration and other relevant information fields of your account and/or to use such third-party credentials to log you into your account. If you connect your account to a third-party network, you agree to comply with the terms and conditions and policies applicable to such third party.
Payments and Fees
To pay any fee, you must designate and provide information about your preferred payment method (e.g., credit card, online payment service, a third party, like iTunes or Google Play, or any other payment method made available by ConnectScale) (the “Payment Method”). If you provide your payment information, you authorize us and certain third party service providers, payment card networks and payment processors to receive, store and encrypt your payment information. If you signed up through the Google Play or iTunes store, you may change your Payment Method through the corresponding store account. No refunds or credits will be provided by ConnectScale, other than as set forth in these Terms. If your payment provider determines that there are fraudulent charges on your account resulting from use of your Payment Method at the Services, please contact us immediately via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to access certain functionality of the Services, you may be required to pay Premium membership fees. Premium membership fees, along with any required taxes, may be paid on a monthly or annual basis. All membership fees are payable in advance. Members changing from monthly to annual memberships will have the annual rates take effect at the beginning of the next billing date. If you upgrade your membership or add new categories of service to your account, such changes may result in a new billing date. You agree to pay the membership fees, and other charges you incur in connection with your ConnectScale account, whether on a one-time or subscription basis. ConnectScale reserves the right to increase membership fees, any associated taxes, or to institute new fees at any time upon reasonable advance notice.
Premium membership fees will be billed automatically at the start of the monthly or annual period, as applicable. These fees will auto-renew until your Premium membership is downgraded or terminated. Your membership fee will be the same as your initial charges unless you are otherwise notified in advance. You may cancel your Premium membership at any time, as described below.
If you reside outside the United States, you may be entitled to change your mind and receive a full refund within fourteen (14) days (the “Cooling-off Period”), provided that you have not logged in or otherwise redeemed or started to use the Services as a ConnectScale Premium member during the Cooling-off Period.
Cancellation of ConnectScale Premium
If you signed up through the Google Play or iTunes store, you may cancel your Premium membership by downgrading through the corresponding store. The cancellation of a membership will go into effect at the end of your current billing cycle. When your Premium membership ends, your account will remain and become a free membership. You can renew your subscription at any time without opening a new account, provided that Premium membership fees may have increased.
You may deactivate your account and you may request deletion of your personally identifiable information by contacting us at email@example.com Once deactivated, your account, activities and place on leaderboards cannot be reinstated.
Your Premium membership may start with a free trial. The free trial period for any subscription will last for the period of time specified when you signed up. Free trials may not be combined with certain other offers, as specified. If you begin your subscription with a free trial, we will begin billing your Payment Method for monthly membership fees at the end of the free trial period of your subscription unless you cancel your membership prior to the end of the free trial period. Your Payment Method will be authorized for up to approximately one month of service as soon as you register for a free trial. In some instances, your available balance or credit limit may be reduced to reflect the authorization; however, no charges will be made against the Payment Method unless you do not cancel prior to the end of your free trial period. You may cancel your membership at any time by going to your account settings.
Member Content and Conduct
You own the information, data, text, software, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, posts, tags, or other materials you make available in connection with the Services (“Content”), whether publicly posted, privately transmitted, or submitted through a third party API. You grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any Content that you post on or in connection with the Services. This license ends when you delete your Content or your account unless your Content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.
You understand that you, and not ConnectScale, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the Services. ConnectScale does not control, screen or monitor the Content posted to the Services by others and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. ConnectScale may, in its sole discretion, screen, monitor, refuse or remove any Content, or remove any Content that violates the Terms or is otherwise objectionable. You understand that by using the Services, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will ConnectScale be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content made available on the Services. You agree to bear all risks associated with the use of any Content available in connection with the Services, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content.
The Services are for your personal and noncommercial use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer or sell for any commercial purposes any portion of the Services, use of the Services or access to Content. You may not use the Service, or assist or encourage any other party, to engage in any of the following Prohibited Activities:
- Copying, framing or mirroring any part of the Services;
- Accessing the Services to monitor its availability, performance or functionality;
- Permitting any third party to access the Services;
- Using, copying, modifying, creating a derivative work of, reverse engineering, decompiling or otherwise attempting to extract the source code of the software underlying the Services or any part thereof, unless expressly permitted or required by law, and in any case, without providing prior written notice to ConnectScale;
- Publishing, transmitting, distributing or storing content, material, information or data that: (1) is illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, or hateful or that advocates violence; (2) is harmful to or interferes with the Services or any third party’s networks, equipment, applications, services or websites (e.g., viruses, worms, Trojan horses, etc.); (3) infringes, dilutes, misappropriates or otherwise violates any privacy, intellectual property, publicity or other personal rights including, without limitation, copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets or other proprietary information (including unauthorized use of domain names); or (4) is fraudulent or contains false, deceptive or misleading statements, claims or representations (such as “phishing”);
- Attempting to disrupt, degrade, impair or violate the integrity or security of the Services or the computers, services, Accounts or networks of any other party (including, without limitation, “hacking,” “denial of service” attacks, etc.), including any activity that typically precedes attempts to breach security such as scanning, probing or other testing or vulnerability assessment activity, or engaging in or permitting any network or hosting activity that results in the blacklisting or other blockage of ConnectScale internet protocol space;
- Avoiding payment of charges or fees payable by you with respect to the Services;
- Committing any act that may be harmful to minors;
- Distributing, or disclosing any part of the Services in any medium, including without limitation by any automated or non-automated “scraping”;
- Using any automated system, including, without limitation, “robots,” “spiders,” “offline readers,” etc., to access the Services in a manner that sends more request messages to ConnectScale than a human can reasonably produce in the same period of time by using a conventional web browser;
- Taking any action that imposes, or may impose, at our sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
- Collecting or harvesting any personally identifiable information, including account names and information about users of the Services, from the Services;
- Using the Services for any commercial solicitation purposes;
- Accessing any content on the Services through any technology or means other than those provided or authorized by the Services;
- Submitting to the Services or to ConnectScale any personally identifiable information, except as necessary for the establishment and operation of your account;
- Submitting to the Services or to ConnectScale any information that may be protected from disclosure by applicable law;
- Bypassing the measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Services, including, without limitation, features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on use of the Services or the content therein;
- Violating any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation, or encouraging any conduct that could constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability;
- Removing any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Services; or
- Executing any form of network monitoring or running a network analyzer or packet sniffer or other technology to intercept, decode, mine or display any packets used to communicate between the Service’s servers or any data not intended for you.
You are granted a limited, non-exclusive right to create a text hyperlink to the Services for non-commercial use only, provided such link does not portray ConnectScale or any of its products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner, and provided further that the linking site does not contain any pornographic, illegal, offensive, harassing or otherwise objectionable material. You are further granted a right to implement any RSS feeds located on the Services for your personal, non-commercial use, solely as described on the Services. We reserve the right to revoke these licenses generally, or your right to use specific links or RSS feeds, at any time, with or without cause.
You understand that you are responsible for any charges associated with sending communications via your device. You hereby acknowledge that you have the right to communicate with your contacts via the Services.
You represent and warrant that: (i) you are authorized to create your account, whether individually or on behalf of an organization; (ii) you own the Content posted by you on or through the Services or otherwise have the right to grant the rights and licenses set forth in these Terms; (iii) the posting and use of your Content on or through the Services does not and will not violate, misappropriate or infringe on the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark and/or other intellectual property rights; and (iv) you agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owed by reason of Content you post on or through the Services.
Interactions with Members
The Services function as a venue to connect members in a virtual information place. As a neutral facilitator, ConnectScale is not directly involved in the actual interactions between members of the Services. As a result, ConnectScale has no control over the truth, accuracy, quality, legality, or safety of postings made by members of the Services. ConnectScale shall have no responsibility to confirm the identity of members. ConnectScale shall also have no responsibility to confirm or verify the qualifications, background, or abilities of members of the Services. You shall at all time exercise common sense and good judgment when dealing with any member of the Services.
Third party products and services made available on the Services are made and offered directly by the applicable third party. When you pursue or purchase any such product or service, you acknowledge that you are contracting directly with such third party and not with ConnectScale. Your interaction with, or participation in promotions of, third parties found on or through the Services, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, are solely between you and such third party. You are not obligated to use or transact business with any third party that appears on the Services. YOU AGREE THAT CONNECTSCALE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCURRED BY YOU AS THE RESULT OF ANY OF YOUR DEALINGS WITH THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS OR ADVERTISERS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES.
ConnectScale or third parties may provide links to other internet sites or resources through the Services. ConnectScale does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that ConnectScale is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources.
The Services may provide you with the ability to send or post messages to forums or chat rooms, speak via internet voice connections or send similar messages and communications to third party service providers, advertisers, your personal contacts, other members and/or ConnectScale. You agree to use communication methods available on the Services only to send communications and materials related to the subject matter for which ConnectScale provided the communication method, and you further agree that all such communications by you shall be deemed your Content and shall be subject to and governed by the Terms. By using communications methods available on the Services, you agree that (a) all communications methods constitute public, and not private, means of communication between you and the other party or parties, (b) communications sent to or received from third party service providers, advertisers or other third parties are not be endorsed, sponsored or approved by ConnectScale (unless expressly stated otherwise by ConnectScale) and (c) communications are not pre-reviewed, post-reviewed, screened, archived or otherwise monitored by ConnectScale in any manner, though ConnectScale reserves the right to do so at any time at its sole discretion. You agree that all notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically shall satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
You acknowledge and agree that the Services, any necessary software used in connection with the Services (if any), any aggregated data based on Content on the Services, and any Content available or made available on the Services contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. Except as expressly permitted by applicable law or authorized by ConnectScale or applicable third party service providers or advertisers, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Services, the software or Content available on the Services (other than Content that you may submit), in whole or in part.
ConnectScale grants you a personal, revocable, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to access and use the Services; provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work from, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Services. You agree not to access the Services by any means other than through the interfaces that are provided by ConnectScale.
The term CONNECTSCALE, the ConnectScale logo and other ConnectScale logos and product and service names are the exclusive trademarks of, and are owned by, ConnectScale, LLC., and you may not use or display such trademarks in any manner without ConnectScale’s prior written permission. Any third party trademarks or service marks displayed on the Services are the property of their respective owners.
ConnectScale reserves all rights not expressly granted hereunder.
Claims of Infringement
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. ConnectScale also reviews claims of trademark infringement. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by ConnectScale infringe your copyright or trademark rights, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. The notice must include the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work or trademark claimed to have been infringed (or, if multiple copyrighted works or trademarks located on the Services are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works); (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow ConnectScale to locate the material on the Services; (d) the name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address (if available) of the complaining party; (e) a statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright or trademark owner, its agent, or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. Please be advised that ConnectScale will not respond to complaints that do not meet these requirements. If ConnectScale determines that the materials alleged to infringe your copyright or trademark rights do not require removal, ConnectScale will remove those materials only pursuant to a court order declaring the content or use of the materials unlawful.
If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send us a counter-notice. Counter-notices must include the following information: (a) your name, address, and telephone number; (b) the source of the content that was removed; (c) a statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good-faith belief that the content was removed in error; (d) a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located; or, if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which ConnectScale may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided the original complaint; and (e) a physical or electronic signature (for example, typing your full name).
Notices and counter-notices with respect to the Services must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA (see http://copyright.gov/title17/92appb.html) and should be sent to the agent identified below. We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice. Also, be aware that there may be penalties for false claims under the DMCA.
Agent to Receive Notices of Claimed Infringement:
ConnectScale Copyright Agent
104 Cardinal Pt
Blountville, TN 37617
We welcome your comments, feedback, suggestions, and other communications regarding the Services and the information and services we make available through the Services (collectively, “Feedback”). If you provide Feedback, you hereby grant to ConnectScale a worldwide, non-exclusive, transferrable, assignable, sub-licensable, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free license to copy, distribute, create derivative works of, publicly display and perform and otherwise exploit such Feedback and to use, make, have made, sell, offer for sale, import and export products and services based on such Feedback. For this reason, we ask that you not send ConnectScale any Feedback that you do not wish to license to us as set forth above.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY. CONNECTSCALE AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND CONTENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. CONNECTSCALE AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT: (a) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (b) YOUR CONTENT WILL BE AVAILABLE OR THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE; (c) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; (d) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS; AND (e) ANY ERRORS IN THE SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED.
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR ACTIVITIES ON OR NEAR THE WATER CARRY CERTAIN INHERENT AND SIGNIFICANT RISKS OF PROPERTY DAMAGE, BODILY INJURY OR DEATH AND THAT YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL KNOWN AND UNKNOWN RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THESE ACTIVITIES EVEN IF CAUSED IN WHOLE OR PART BY THE ACTION, INACTION OR NEGLIGENCE OF CONNECTSCALE OR BY THE ACTION, INACTION OR NEGLIGENCE OF OTHERS.
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT CONNECTSCALE DOES NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE INSPECTION, SUPERVISION, PREPARATION, OR CONDUCT OF ANY TOURNAMENT, CONTEST, CHALLENGE, OR GROUP ACTIVITY THAT UTILIZES THE SERVICES, INCLUDING ANY THAT ARE ORGANIZED BY A CLUB ADMINISTRATOR.
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE TO RELEASE CONNECTSCALE, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, EMPLOYEES, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS (THE “RELEASED PARTIES”) FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR ACTIVITIES AND/OR USE OF THE CONNECTSCALE WEBSITES, MOBILE APPLICATIONS, CONTENT, SERVICES OR PRODUCTS, AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE THE RELEASED PARTIES FOR ANY CLAIMS, ACTIONS, INJURIES, DAMAGES, OR LOSSES ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH USE. YOU ALSO AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH (a) YOUR USE OR MISUSE OF THE SERVICES, (b) YOUR USE OR MISUSE OF EQUIPMENT OR PROGRAMS CREATED OR LICENSED BY CONNECTSCALE WHILE ENGAGED IN ACTIVITIES, (c) YOUR DEALINGS WITH THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS OR ADVERTISERS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES, (d) ANY DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES EXPERIENCED BY YOU, OR (e) ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF CONNECTSCALE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN ENTERING INTO THIS RELEASE, 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, COUNTRY OR TERRITORY), WHICH PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS: “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.”
CONNECTSCALE DOES NOT ENDORSE YOUR CONTENT OR ANY OTHER MEMBER’S CONTENT AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE (WHETHER ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE), INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY OR OTHER CAUSE OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER BASED UPON OR RESULTING FROM ANY CONTENT ON THE SERVICES.
THE COMPANY’S MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU PURSUANT TO THESE TERMS SHALL NOT EXCEED THE GREATER OF EITHER (a) FIFTY DOLLARS ($50) OR (b) THE AMOUNT OF FEES PAID BY YOU TO CONNECTSCALE IN THE 12-MONTHS PRIOR TO DATE THE CLAIM.
You agree to indemnify and hold ConnectScale and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, representatives, employees, partners and licensors harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post, transmit or otherwise seek to make available through the Services, your use of the Services, your activities which generate the Content you post or seek to post on the Services (including, but not limited to, athletic activities in connection with any contests, challenges, or other events which ConnectScale sponsors, organizes, participates in, or whose Services are used in connection with), your connection to the Services, your violation of the Terms, or your violation of any rights of another person or entity.
Notice for California Members
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California Services members are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 N. Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento, California 95834, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.
The parties shall use their best efforts to settle any dispute, claim, question, or disagreement directly through good-faith negotiations, which shall be a precondition to either party initiating a lawsuit or arbitration. Except for disputes relating to the ConnectScale’s intellectual property (such as trademarks, trade dress, domain names, trade secrets, copyrights, and patents) or if you opt out of this agreement to arbitrate, any claims will, by agreement, be subject to binding arbitration in the state of Tennessee, pursuant to Tennessee law. The arbitrator, and not any court or agency, shall have exclusive authority to resolve all disputes arising out of or relating to this Agreement, including, but not limited to, any claim that all or any part of this Agreement is void or voidable. The arbitrator shall be empowered to grant whatever relief would be available in a court; provided, however, that the arbitrator will not have authority to award damages, remedies, or awards that conflict with this Agreement. The arbitrator’s award shall be binding on the parties and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the extent the filing fee for the arbitration exceeds the cost of filing a lawsuit, ConnectScale will pay the additional cost. You and ConnectScale hereby expressly waive trial by jury. 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 ConnectScale is a party to the proceeding. This dispute resolution provision will be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act.
The parties understand that, absent this mandatory provision, they would have the right to sue in court and have a jury trial. They further understand that, in some instances, the costs of arbitration could exceed the costs of litigation and that the right to discovery may be more limited in arbitration than in court.
The parties further agree that any arbitration shall be conducted in their individual capacities only, and not as a class action or other representative action. If any court or arbitrator determines that the class-action waiver set forth in this section is void or unenforceable for any reason, or that an arbitration can proceed on a class basis, then the arbitration provision set forth above shall be deemed null and void in its entirety and the parties shall be deemed to have not agreed to arbitrate disputes.
Exception—Litigation of Small-Claims-Court Claims
Notwithstanding the parties’ decision to resolve all disputes through arbitration, either party may also seek relief in a small claims court for disputes or claims within the scope of that court’s jurisdiction.
Thirty-Day Right to Opt Out
You have the right to opt out and not be bound by the arbitration- and class-action-waiver provisions set forth in this section by sending written notice of your decision to opt out to the following address: ConnectScale, Inc., Attn: Legal Department, 104 Cardinal Pt, Blountville TN 37617. The notice must be sent within 30 days of registering to use the Services; otherwise, you shall be bound to arbitrate disputes in accordance with these Terms. If you opt out of these arbitration provisions, ConnectScale also will not be bound by them. In addition, if you elect to opt out of these arbitration provisions, ConnectScale may terminate your use of the Services.
Time Limitation on Claims
You agree that any claim you may have arising out of or related to your relationship with ConnectScale and these Terms must be filed within one year after such claim arose; otherwise, your claim is permanently barred.
Choice of Law and Forum
Any action related to the Terms, Content, the Services, and your relationship with the ConnectScale shall be governed by, and construed and interpreted in accordance with, the laws of the State of Tennessee without regard to its conflict of laws principles AND WILL SPECIFICALLY NOT BE GOVERNED BY THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTIONS ON CONTRACTS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS, IF OTHERWISE APPLICABLE. Subject to the Section entitled “Dispute Resolution”, the parties irrevocably consent to bring any action to enforce this Agreement in the federal or state courts embracing Blountville, Tennessee and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal or state courts embracing Blountville, Tennessee. If any party hereto brings any suit or action against another for relief, declaratory or otherwise, arising out of these Terms, the prevailing party will have and recover against the other party, in addition to all court costs and disbursements, such sum as the court may adjudge to be reasonable attorneys’ fees. Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, the parties agree that any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Services or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
United States Operation
This Services are controlled by ConnectScale from its offices within the United States of America. ConnectScale makes no representation that the Content or the Services are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Access to or use of the Content or the Services from territories where such access or use is illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the Services from locations outside of the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. You may not use or export the Content in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations.
You agree that ConnectScale may, under certain serious circumstances and without prior notice, immediately terminate your account and/or access to the Services. Cause for such termination shall include, but not be limited to, (a) breaches or violations of the Terms or other incorporated agreements, policies or guidelines, (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions), (d) discontinuance or material modification to the Services (or any portion thereof), (e) unexpected technical or security issues or problems, (f) extended periods of inactivity, and/or (g) nonpayment of any fees owed by you in connection with the Services. Termination of your account may include (x) removal of access to all offerings within the Services, (y) deletion of your information, files and Content associated with your account, and (z) barring of further use of the Services. Further, you agree that all terminations for cause shall be made in ConnectScale’s sole discretion and that ConnectScale shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your account or access to the Services. The following Sections shall survive termination of your account and/or the Terms: Member Content Submitted to the Services, Proprietary Rights, Your Feedback, Disclaimer of Warranties and Liability, Indemnity, Applicable Laws and General.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between you and ConnectScale as a result of the Terms or your use of the Services. The Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and ConnectScale with respect to your use of the Services. The failure of ConnectScale to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect. You may not assign, delegate or otherwise transfer your account or your obligations under these Terms without the prior written consent of ConnectScale. ConnectScale has the right, in its sole discretion, to transfer or assign all or any part of its rights under these Terms and will have the right to delegate or use third party contractors to fulfill its duties and obligations under these Terms and in connection with the Services. ConnectScale’s notice to you via email, regular mail or notices, posts, or links on the Services shall constitute acceptable notice to you under the Terms. A printed version of the Terms and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to the Terms to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. Section titles and headings in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
Modification of the Terms and Services
Certain provisions of the Terms may be supplemented or superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages on the Services. ConnectScale reserves the right to update the Terms at any time and for any reason in its sole discretion. ConnectScale will notify you of any material changes to the Terms or to any service or other features of the Services. By continuing to access or use the Services after we have provided you with notice of a modification, you are agreeing to be bound by the modified Terms. If the modified Terms are not acceptable to you, your only recourse is to cease using the Services.
ConnectScale and its third party service providers may make improvements and/or changes in the Services, products, services, mobile applications, features, programs, and prices described at any time and for any reason in its sole discretion. The mobile application may download and install upgrades, updates and additional features in order to improve, enhance, and further develop the Services. ConnectScale reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services or any portion thereof with or without notice. You agree that ConnectScale shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Services.
Support and Questions
We will respond to any questions regarding the Services and these Terms via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We generally respond support requests within 7-10 days after the request is placed.
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