The Pruno Fund – Terms of Service
Last Updated Date: April 8, 2023
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT SECTION 15 (DISPUTE RESOLUTION) OF THIS AGREEMENT, BELOW, CONTAINS PROVISIONS GOVERNING HOW DISPUTES THAT YOU AND WE HAVE AGAINST EACH OTHER ARE RESOLVED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DISPUTES THAT AROSE OR WERE ASSERTED PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS AGREEMENT. IN PARTICULAR, IT CONTAINS AN ARBITRATION AGREEMENT WHICH WILL, WITH LIMITED EXCEPTIONS, REQUIRE DISPUTES BETWEEN US TO BE SUBMITTED TO BINDING AND FINAL ARBITRATION. UNLESS YOU OPT OUT OF THE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT: (1) YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO PURSUE DISPUTES OR CLAIMS AND SEEK RELIEF AGAINST US ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING; AND (2) YOU ARE WAIVING YOUR RIGHT TO PURSUE DISPUTES OR CLAIMS AND SEEK RELIEF IN A COURT OF LAW AND TO HAVE A JURY TRIAL.
ANY DISPUTE, CLAIM OR REQUEST FOR RELIEF RELATING IN ANY WAY TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE WILL BE GOVERNED AND INTERPRETED BY AND UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, CONSISTENT WITH THE FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT, WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY PRINCIPLES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE LAW OF ANY OTHER JURISDICTION. THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON CONTRACTS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS IS EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED FROM THIS AGREEMENT.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT SECTION 2.6 (TPF COMMUNICATIONS) OF THIS AGREEMENT, BELOW, CONTAINS YOUR OPT-IN CONSENT TO RECEIVE COMMUNICATIONS FROM US, INCLUDING VIA E-MAIL AND PUSH NOTIFICATION.
- 2.1 TPF Services. In pursuing our mission to help exonerated individuals succeed in transitioning from prison to life on the outside, we may from time to time run certain programs and Services. TPF may add, remove, update or modify any of these programs or Services in its absolute discretion. You acknowledge and agree that TPF may do so with or without notifying you. TPF may from time to time request applications from you prior to permitting you to participate in certain Services. You acknowledge that TPF has sole discretion to determine the criteria for admission to such Services, whether to admit you into any such Services and may refuse your participation for any reason.
- 2.2 Use of the Services. The Services, and the information and content available therein, are protected by copyright laws throughout the world. Subject to this Agreement, TPF grants you a limited license to reproduce portions of the Services for the sole purpose of using the Services for your personal or internal business purposes. Unless otherwise specified by TPF in a separate license, your right to use any and all of the Services is subject to this Agreement.
- 2.3 2.3 Application License. Subject to your compliance with the Agreement, TPF grants you a limited non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to download, install and use a copy of the Application on a single mobile device or computer that you own or control and to run such copy of the Application solely for your own personal or internal business purposes. Furthermore, with respect to any Application accessed through or downloaded from the Apple App Store (an “App Store Sourced Application”), you will only use the App Store Sourced Application (a) on an Apple-branded product that runs the iOS (Apple’s proprietary operating system) and (b) as permitted by the “Usage Rules” set forth in the Apple App Store Terms of Service. Notwithstanding the first sentence in this section, with respect to any Application accessed through or downloaded from the Google Play store (a “Google Play Sourced Application”), you may have additional license rights with respect to use of the Application on a shared basis within your designated family group.
- 2.4 Updates. You understand that the Services are evolving. As a result, TPF may require you to accept updates to the Services that you have installed on your computer or mobile device. You acknowledge and agree that TPF may update the Services with or without notifying you. You may need to update third-party software from time to time in order to use the Services.
- 2.5 Certain Restrictions. The rights granted to you in this Agreement are subject to the following restrictions: (a) you shall not license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, reproduce, distribute, host or otherwise commercially exploit the Services or any portion thereof, including the Website and Application; (b) you shall not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other Services (including images, text, page layout or form) of TPF; (c) you shall not use any metatags or other “hidden text” using TPF’s name or trademarks; (d) you shall not modify, translate, adapt, merge, make derivative works of, disassemble, decompile, reverse compile or reverse engineer any part of the Services except to the extent the foregoing restrictions are expressly prohibited by applicable law; (e) you shall not use any manual or automated software, devices or other processes (including but not limited to spiders, robots, scrapers, crawlers, avatars, data mining tools or the like) to “scrape” or download data from any web pages contained on the Services (except that we grant the operators of public search engines revocable permission to use spiders to copy materials from the Services for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials); (f) except as expressly stated herein, no part of the Services may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means; and (g) you shall not remove or destroy any copyright notices or other proprietary markings contained on or in the Services. Any future release, update or other addition to the Services shall be subject to this Agreement. TPF, its suppliers and service providers reserve all rights not granted in this Agreement. Any unauthorized use of any of the Services immediately terminates the licenses granted by TPF to you pursuant to this Agreement.
- 2.6 TPF Communications. By entering into this Agreement, you agree to receive communications from us, including via e-mail and push notifications. Communications from us and our affiliated companies may include, but are not limited to, operational communications concerning your Account or the use of the Services, updates concerning new and existing Services, communications concerning promotions run by us or our third-party partners, and news concerning TPF and industry developments. IF YOU WISH TO OPT OUT OF PROMOTIONAL EMAILS, YOU CAN UNSUBSCRIBE FROM OUR PROMOTIONAL EMAIL LIST BY FOLLOWING THE UNSUBSCRIBE OPTIONS IN THE PROMOTIONAL EMAIL ITSELF.
- 3.1 Registering Your Account. In order to access certain features of the Services you may be required to become a Registered User. For purposes of this Agreement, a “Registered User” is a user who has registered an account on the Services (“Account”) or has an account with the provider of the Application for the user’s mobile device.
- 3.2 Registration Data.
(a) In registering an account on the Services and/or applying for any Services, you agree to: (i) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the registration form (the “Registration Data”); and (ii) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.
(b) You represent that you are (i) at least eighteen (18) years old; (ii) of legal age to form a binding contract; and (iii) not a person barred from using the Services under the laws of the United States, your place of residence or any other applicable jurisdiction. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your Account. You agree that you shall monitor your Account to restrict use by minors, and you will accept full responsibility for any unauthorized use of the Services by minors.
(c) You may not share your Account or password with anyone, and you agree to (i) notify TPF immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or any other breach of security; and (ii) exit from your Account at the end of each session.
(d) If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or TPF has reasonable grounds to suspect that any information you provide is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, TPF has the right to suspend or terminate your Account and refuse your use of any and all current or future use of the Services (or any portion thereof). You agree not to create an Account using a false identity or information, or on behalf of someone other than yourself (although this does not prevent you from seeking the assistance of someone else to help set up your Account if needed).
(e) You agree that you shall not have more than one Account at any given time. You agree not to create an Account or use the Services if you have been previously removed by TPF, or if you have been previously banned from any of the Services.
- RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONTENT
- 4.1 Types of Content. You acknowledge that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags and/or other materials accessible through the services (collectively, “Content”), including the Services, is the sole responsibility of the party from whom such Content originated. This means that you, and not TPF, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available through the Services (“Your Content”), and that you and other Registered Users of the Services, and not TPF, are similarly responsible for all Content that you and they make available through the Services (“User Content”).
- 4.2 No Obligation to Pre-Screen Content. You acknowledge that TPF has no obligation to pre-screen Content (including, but not limited to, User Content), although TPF reserves the right in its sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse or remove any Content. By entering into this Agreement, you hereby provide your irrevocable consent to such monitoring. You acknowledge and agree that you have no expectation of privacy concerning the transmission of Your Content, including without limitation chat, text, or voice communications. In the event that TPF pre-screens, refuses or removes any Content, you acknowledge that TPF will do so for TPF’s benefit, not yours. Without limiting the foregoing, TPF shall have the right to remove any Content that violates this Agreement or is otherwise objectionable.
- 4.3 Storage. Unless expressly agreed to by TPF in writing elsewhere, TPF has no obligation to store any of Your Content that you make available on the Services. TPF has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or accuracy of any Content, including Your Content; the failure to store, transmit or receive transmission of Content; or the security, privacy, storage, or transmission of other communications originating with or involving use of the Services. Certain Services may enable you to specify the level at which such Services restrict access to Your Content. You are solely responsible for applying the appropriate level of access to Your Content. If you do not choose, the system may default to its most permissive setting. You agree that TPF retains the right to create reasonable limits on TPF’s use and storage of the Content, including Your Content, such as limits on file size, storage space, processing capacity, and similar limits described on the Services and as otherwise determined by TPF in its sole discretion.
- 5.1 Services. Except with respect to Your Content and User Content, you agree that TPF and its suppliers own all rights, title and interest in the Services (including but not limited to, any computer code, themes, objects, characters, character names, stories, dialogue, concepts, artwork, animations, sounds, musical compositions, audiovisual effects, methods of operation, moral rights, documentation, and TPF software). You will not remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying any of the Services.
- 5.2 Trademarks. The Pruno Fund and all related graphics, logos, service marks and trade names used on or in connection with any of the Services are the trademarks of TPF and may not be used without permission in connection with your, or any third-party, products or services. Other trademarks, service marks and trade names that may appear on or in the Services are the property of their respective owners.
- 5.3 Your Content. TPF does not claim ownership of Your Content. However, when you as a Registered User post or publish Your Content on or in the Services, you represent that you own and/or have a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license to use, license, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, derive revenue or other remuneration from, and communicate to the public, perform and display Your Content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any worldwide intellectual property right that may exist in Your Content.
- 5.4 License to Your Content. You grant TPF a fully paid, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right (including any moral rights) and license to use, license, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform, and publicly display Your Content (in whole or in part) for the purposes of operating and providing the Services to you and to our other Registered Users. Please remember that other Registered Users may search for, see, use, modify and reproduce any of Your Content that you submit to any “public” area of the Services. You warrant that the holder of any worldwide intellectual property right, including moral rights, in Your Content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to you the right to grant the license stated above. You agree that you, not TPF, are responsible for all of Your Content that you make available on or in the Services. Any Content posted by you in your profile may not contain nudity, violence, sexually explicit, or offensive subject matter as determined by TPF in its sole discretion. You may not post or submit for print services a photograph of another person without that person’s permission.
- 5.5 Username. Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, by submitting Your Content to any forums, comments, or any other area on the Services, you hereby expressly permit TPF to identify you by your username (which may be a pseudonym) as the contributor of Your Content in any publication in any form, media or technology now known or later developed in connection with Your Content.
- 5.6 Feedback. You agree that submission of any ideas, suggestions, documents, and/or proposals to TPF through its suggestion, feedback, wiki, forum, or similar pages (“Feedback”) is at your own risk and that TPF has no obligations (including without limitation obligations of confidentiality) with respect to such Feedback. You represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to submit the Feedback. You hereby grant to TPF a fully paid, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, and fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, perform, display, distribute, adapt, modify, re-format, create derivative works of, and otherwise commercially or non-commercially exploit in any manner, any and all Feedback, and to sublicense the foregoing rights, in connection with the operation and maintenance of the Services and/or TPF’s business.
- USER CONDUCT. As a condition of use, you agree not to use the Services for any purpose that is prohibited by this Agreement or by applicable law. You shall not (and shall not permit any third party) either (a) take any action or (b) make available any Content on or through the Services that: (i) infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity or other right of any person or entity; (ii) is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, tortious, obscene, offensive, or profane; (iii) constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail; (iv) involves commercial activities and/or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes without TPF’s prior written consent; (v) impersonates any person or entity, including any employee or representative of TPF; (vi) interferes with or attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of the Services or uses the Services in any way not expressly permitted by this Agreement; or (vii) attempts to engage in or engage in, any potentially harmful acts that are directed against the Services, including but not limited to violating or attempting to violate any security features of the Services, using manual or automated software or other means to access, “scrape,” “crawl” or “spider” any pages contained in the Services, introducing viruses, worms, or similar harmful code into the Services, or interfering or attempting to interfere with use of the Services by any other user, host or network, including by means of overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mail bombing,” or “crashing” the Services.
- PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT. It is TPF’s policy to terminate membership privileges of any Registered User who repeatedly infringes copyright upon prompt notification to TPF by the copyright owner or the copyright owner’s legal agent. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information: (a) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (b) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (c) a description of the location on the Services of the material that you claim is infringing; (d) your address, telephone number and e-mail address; (e) a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and (f) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. Contact information for TPF’s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement is as follows: Courtney Lance, Financial Director, The Pruno Fund, 1110 East 44th Street, Chicago, IL 60653.
- 8.1 Monitoring. TPF may, but is not obligated to, monitor or review the Services and Content at any time. Without limiting the foregoing, TPF shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to remove any of Your Content for any reason (or no reason), including if such Content violates this Agreement or any applicable law. Although TPF does not generally monitor user activity occurring in connection with the Services or Content, if TPF becomes aware of any possible violations by you of any provision of this Agreement, TPF reserves the right to investigate such violations, and TPF may, at its sole discretion, immediately terminate your license to use or participate in the Services, or change, alter or remove Your Content, in whole or in part, without prior notice to you.
- 8.2 TPF Actions. TPF reserves the right to: (a) remove or refuse to post any of your Content for any or no reason in our sole discretion; (b) take any action with respect to any of your Content that we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion, including if we believe that such Content violates this Agreement, infringes any intellectual property right or other right of any person or entity, threatens the personal safety of users of the Services or the public, or could create liability for the TPF; (c) disclose your identity or other information about you to any third party who claims that material posted by you violates their rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy; (d) take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Services; and/or (e) terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Services for any or no reason, including without limitation, any violation of this Agreement.
- 8.3 Enforcement. If TPF becomes aware of any possible violations by you of this Agreement, TPF reserves the right to investigate such violations. TPF is entitled, except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, to disclose any information or materials on or in the Services, including Your Content, in TPF’s possession in connection with your use of the Services, to: (a) comply with applicable laws, legal process or governmental request; (b) enforce this Agreement; (c) respond to any claims that Your Content violates the rights of third parties; (d) respond to your requests for customer service; or (e) protect the rights, property or personal safety of TPF, its Registered Users or the public, and all enforcement or other government officials, as TPF in its sole discretion believes to be necessary or appropriate.
- INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS.
- 9.1 User Responsibility. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Registered Users and any other parties with whom you interact, whether online or offline; provided, however, that TPF reserves the right, but has no obligation, to intercede in such disputes. You agree that TPF will not be responsible for any liability incurred as the result of such interactions. You agree to take all necessary and appropriate precautions when sharing your personal information and communicating and interacting with other Registered Users.
- 9.2 Content Provided by Other Users. The Services may contain User Content provided by other Registered Users. TPF is not responsible for and does not control User Content. TPF has no obligation to review or monitor, and does not approve, endorse or make any representations or warranties with respect to, User Content. You understand that TPF does not verify the identity, profile pictures, or any other User Content of Registered Users. You use all User Content and interact with other Registered Users at your own risk.
- 9.3 Compliance with Community Guidelines. By accessing or using the Application, you agree to comply with the Grapevine by The Pruno Fund Community Guidelines, which are incorporated herein by reference, located at prunofund.org/communityguidelines. If you violate these Guidelines, TPF has the right to suspend or terminate your Account and refuse your use of any and all current or future use of the Services, including the Application. TPF has the right to update these Guidelines without notice to you.
- INDEMNIFICATION. You agree to indemnify and hold TPF, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, partners, suppliers, and licensors (each, a “TPF Party” and collectively, the “TPF Parties”) harmless from any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of any and all of the following: (a) Your Content; (b) your use of, or inability to use, any of the Services; (c) your violation of the Agreement; (d) your violation of any rights of another party, including any Registered Users; or (e) your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. TPF reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with TPF in asserting any available defenses. This provision does not require you to indemnify any of the TPF Parties for any unconscionable commercial practice by such party or for such party’s fraud, deception, false promise, misrepresentation or concealment, or suppression or omission of any material fact in connection with the Services provided hereunder. You agree that the provisions in this section will survive any termination of your Account, the Agreement and/or your access to the Services.
- DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS.
- 11.1 General YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK, AND THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITH ALL FAULTS. TPF EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT ARISING FROM USE OF THE SERVICES. TPF PARTIES MAKE NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR CONDITION THAT: (1) THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (2) YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE; OR (3) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE. ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED FROM OR OTHERWISE ACCESSED THROUGH THE SERVICES IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND YOU SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM AND ANY DEVICE YOU USE TO ACCESS THE SERVICES, OR ANY OTHER LOSS THAT RESULTS FROM ACCESSING SUCH CONTENT. THE SERVICES MAY BE SUBJECT TO DELAYS, CANCELLATIONS AND OTHER DISRUPTIONS. TPF MAKES NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR CONDITION WITH RESPECT TO SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE QUALITY, EFFECTIVENESS, REPUTATION AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SERVICES. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM TPF OR THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.
- 11.2 No Services Guarantee. TPF DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL BE PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY SERVICE AND YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOU HAVE NO EXPECTATION OF BEING ACCEPTED INTO ANY SERVICE. IF YOU DO PARTICIPATE IN A SERVICE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT TPF DOES NOT MAKE ANY PROMISE, WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE THAT YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE SERVICES OR ANY USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE SUCCESSFUL OR HAVE ANY PARTICULAR RESULT.
- 11.3 No Liability for Conduct of Third Parties. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT TPF PARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE, AND YOU AGREE NOT TO SEEK TO HOLD TPF PARTIES LIABLE, FOR THE CONDUCT OF THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING OPERATORS OF EXTERNAL SITES, AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM SUCH THIRD PARTIES RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
- 11.4 No Liability for Conduct of Other Users YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF YOUR COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICES, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT TPF DOES NOT MAKE ANY ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF USERS OF THE SERVICES. TPF MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE GOODS OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS. TPF MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE QUALITY OF ANY SUCH GOODS OR SERVICES, OR THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, TRUTHFULNESS, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY USER CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES.
- 11.5 Third-Party Materials. As a part of the Services, you may have access to materials that are hosted by another party. You agree that it is impossible for TPF to monitor such materials and that you access these materials at your own risk.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
- 12.1 Disclaimer of Certain Damages. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TPF PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE OR DATA, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES OR COSTS DUE TO LOSS OF PRODUCTION OR USE, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, IN EACH CASE WHETHER OR NOT TPF HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, USE OF THE SERVICES, OR ANY COMMUNICATIONS, INTERACTIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICES, ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, RESULTING FROM: (a) THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES; (b) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (c) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICES; OR (d) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATED TO THE SERVICES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, COPYRIGHT, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL NOT APPLY TO LIABILITY OF A TPF PARTY FOR (i) DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY A TPF PARTY’S NEGLIGENCE; OR FOR (ii) ANY INJURY CAUSED BY A TPF PARTY’S FRAUD OR FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION.
- 12.2 Cap on Liability. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, TPF PARTIES WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR MORE THAN THE GREATER OF: (a) THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID TO TPF BY YOU, OR BY TPF TO YOU, DURING THE TWELVE-MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO THE ACT, OMISSION OR OCCURRENCE GIVING RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY; (b) $100; OR (c) THE REMEDY OR PENALTY IMPOSED BY THE STATUTE UNDER WHICH SUCH CLAIM ARISES. THE FOREGOING CAP ON LIABILITY SHALL NOT APPLY TO LIABILITY OF A TPF PARTY FOR: (i) DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY A TPF PARTY’S NEGLIGENCE; OR (ii) ANY INJURY CAUSED BY A TPF PARTY’S FRAUD OR FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION.
- 12.4 Exclusion of Damages. CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
- 12.5 Basis of the Bargain. THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN TPF AND YOU.
- TERM AND TERMINATION.
- 13.1 Term. This Agreement commences on the date when you accept them and remain in full force and effect while you use the Services, unless terminated earlier in accordance with this Agreement.
- 13.2 Termination of Services by TPF. If you have materially breached any provision of this Agreement, or if TPF is required to do so by law (e.g., where the provision of the Services is, or becomes, unlawful), TPF has the right to, immediately and without notice, suspend or terminate any Services provided to you. You agree that all terminations for cause shall be made in TPF’s sole discretion and that TPF shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your Account or access to the Services.
- 13.3 Termination of Services by You. . If you want to terminate the Services provided by TPF, you may do so by (a) notifying TPF at any time and (b) closing your Account for all of the Services that you use. Your notice should be sent, in writing, to TPF’s address set forth below.
- 13.4 Effect of Termination. Termination of any Service includes removal of access to such Service and barring of further use of the Service. Termination of all Services also includes deletion of your password and all related information, files and Content associated with or inside your Account (or any part thereof), including Your Content. Upon termination of any Service, your right to use such Service will automatically terminate immediately. You understand that any termination of Services may involve deletion of Your Content associated therewith from our live databases. TPF will not have any liability whatsoever to you for any suspension or termination, including for deletion of Your Content. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive, shall survive termination of Services, including without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, and limitation of liability. If your registration(s) with, or ability to access, the Services or any other TPF community, is discontinued by TPF due to your violation of any portion of this Agreement or for conduct otherwise inappropriate for the community, then you agree that you shall not attempt to re-register with or access the Services or any TPF community through use of a different member name or otherwise. In the event that you violate the immediately preceding sentence, TPF reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to immediately take any or all of the actions set forth herein without any notice or warning to you.
- THIRD-PARTY SERVICES.
- 14.1 Third-Party Services. The Services may contain links to third-party websites, applications and advertisements for third parties (collectively, “Third-Party Services”). When you click on a link to a Third-Party Service, we will not warn you that you have left the Services and are subject to the terms and conditions (including privacy policies) of another website or destination. Such Third-Party Services are not under the control of TPF. TPF is not responsible for any Third-Party Services. TPF provides these Third-Party Services only as a convenience and does not review, approve, monitor, endorse, warrant, or make any representations with respect to Third-Party Services, or any product or service provided in connection therewith. You use all links in Third-Party Services at your own risk. When you leave the Services, this Agreement and our policies no longer govern. You should review applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any Third-Party Services, and make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction with any third party.
- 14.2 App Stores. You acknowledge and agree that the availability of the Application and the Services is dependent on the third party from whom you received the Application license, e.g., the Apple App Store or Google Play (each, an “App Store”). You acknowledge that the Agreement is between you and TPF and not with the App Store. TPF, not the App Store, is solely responsible for the Services, including the Application, the content thereof, maintenance, support services, and warranty therefor, and addressing any claims relating thereto (e.g., product liability, legal compliance or intellectual property infringement). In order to use the Application, you must have access to a wireless network, and you agree to pay all fees associated with such access. You also agree to pay all fees (if any) charged by the App Store in connection with the Services, including the Application. You agree to comply with, and your license to use the Application is conditioned upon your compliance with all terms of agreement imposed by the applicable App Store when using any of the Services, including the Application. You acknowledge that the App Store (and its subsidiaries) are third-party beneficiaries of the Agreement and will have the right to enforce it.
- 14.3 Accessing and Downloading the Application from iTunes. The following applies to any App Store Sourced Application accessed through or downloaded from the Apple App Store:
(a) You acknowledge and agree that (i) the Agreement is concluded between you and TPF only, and not Apple, and (ii) TPF, not Apple, is solely responsible for the App Store Sourced Application and content thereof. Your use of the App Store Sourced Application must comply with the App Store Terms of Service.
(b) You acknowledge that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the App Store Sourced Application.
(c) In the event of any failure of the App Store Sourced Application to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Apple, and Apple will refund the purchase price for the App Store Sourced Application to you and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the App Store Sourced Application. As between TPF and Apple, any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty will be the sole responsibility of TPF.
(d) You and TPF acknowledge that, as between TPF and Apple, Apple is not responsible for addressing any claims you have or any claims of any third party relating to the App Store Sourced Application or your possession and use of the App Store Sourced Application, including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the App Store Sourced Application fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation.
(e) You and TPF acknowledge that, in the event of any third-party claim that the App Store Sourced Application or your possession and use of that App Store Sourced Application infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, as between TPF and Apple, TPF, not Apple, will be solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim to the extent required by the Agreement.
(f) You and TPF acknowledge and agree that Apple, and Apple’s subsidiaries, are third-party beneficiaries of the Agreement as related to your license of the App Store Sourced Application, and that, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of the Agreement, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce the Agreement as related to your license of the App Store Sourced Application against you as a third-party beneficiary thereof.
(g) Without limiting any other terms of the Agreement, you must comply with all applicable third-party terms of agreement when using the App Store Sourced Application.
- DISPUTE RESOLUTION. Please read the following arbitration agreement in this section (“Arbitration Agreement”) carefully. It requires users to arbitrate disputes with TPF and limits the manner in which you can seek relief from us
- 15.1 Applicability of Arbitration Agreement.You agree that any dispute, claim, or request for relief (each, a “Dispute”) relating in any way to your access or use of the Services, to any products sold or distributed through the Services, or to any aspect of your relationship with TPF, will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that (a) you may assert claims or seek relief in small claims court if your claims qualify; and (b) you or TPF may seek equitable relief in court for infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights (such as trademarks, trade dress, domain names, trade secrets, copyrights, and patents). This Arbitration Agreement shall apply, without limitation, to all disputes or claims and requests for relief that arose or were asserted before the effective date of this Agreement or any prior version of this Agreement.
- 15.2 Informal Dispute Resolution. There might be instances when a Dispute arises between you and TPF. If that occurs, TPF is committed to working with you to reach a reasonable resolution. You and TPF agree that good faith informal efforts to resolve Disputes can result in a prompt, low‐cost and mutually beneficial outcome. You and TPF therefore agree that before either party commences arbitration against the other (or initiates an action in small claims court if a party so elects), we will personally meet and confer telephonically or via videoconference, in a good faith effort to resolve informally any Dispute covered by this Arbitration Agreement (“Informal Dispute Resolution Conference”). If you are represented by counsel, your counsel may participate in the conference, but you will also participate in the conference. The party initiating a Dispute must give notice to the other party in writing of its intent to initiate an Informal Dispute Resolution Conference (“Notice”), which shall occur within 45 days after the other party receives such Notice, unless an extension is mutually agreed upon by the parties. Notice to TPF that you intend to initiate an Informal Dispute Resolution Conference should be sent by email or regular mail to the address set forth in Section 16.5 (“Notice”). The Notice must include: (1) your name, telephone number, mailing address, e‐mail address associated with your account (if you have one); (2) the name, telephone number, mailing address and e‐mail address of your counsel, if any; and (3) a description of your Dispute. The Informal Dispute Resolution Conference shall be individualized such that a separate conference must be held each time either party initiates a Dispute, even if the same law firm or group of law firms represents multiple users in similar cases, unless all parties agree; multiple individuals initiating a Dispute cannot participate in the same Informal Dispute Resolution Conference unless all parties agree. In the time between a party receiving the Notice and the Informal Dispute Resolution Conference, nothing in this Arbitration Agreement shall prohibit the parties from engaging in informal communications to resolve the initiating party’s Dispute. Engaging in the Informal Dispute Resolution Conference is a condition precedent and requirement that must be fulfilled before commencing arbitration. The statute of limitations and any filing fee deadlines shall be tolled while the parties engage in the Informal Dispute Resolution Conference process required by this section.
- 15.3 Waiver of Jury Trial. YOU AND TPF HEREBY WAIVE ANY CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY RIGHTS TO SUE IN COURT AND HAVE A TRIAL IN FRONT OF A JUDGE OR A JURY. You and TPF are instead electing that all disputes, claims, or requests for relief shall be resolved by arbitration under this Arbitration Agreement, except as specified in Section 15.1 (Applicability of Arbitration Agreement) above. An arbitrator can award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court and must follow this Agreement as a court would. However, there is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is subject to very limited review.
- 15.4 Waiver of Class or Other Non-Individualized Relief. YOU AND TPF AGREE THAT, EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED IN SECTION 15.1 (APPLICABILITY OF ARBITRATION AGREEMENT), EACH OF US MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT ON A CLASS, REPRESENTATIVE, OR COLLECTIVE BASIS, AND THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO HAVE ANY DISPUTE BE BROUGHT, HEARD, ADMINISTERED, RESOLVED, OR ARBITRATED ON A CLASS, COLLECTIVE, REPRESENTATIVE, OR MASS ACTION BASIS. ONLY INDIVIDUAL RELIEF IS AVAILABLE, AND DISPUTES OF MORE THAN ONE CUSTOMER OR USER CANNOT BE ARBITRATED OR CONSOLIDATED WITH THOSE OF ANY OTHER CUSTOMER OR USER. Subject to this Arbitration Agreement, the arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by the party’s individual claim. Nothing in this paragraph is intended to, nor shall it, affect the terms and conditions under Section 15.9 (“Batch Arbitration”). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Arbitration Agreement, if a court decides by means of a final decision, not subject to any further appeal or recourse, that the limitations of this subsection, “Waiver of Class and Other Non-Individualized Relief,” are invalid or unenforceable as to a particular claim or request for relief (such as a request for public injunctive relief), you and TPF agree that that particular claim or request for relief (and only that particular claim or request for relief) shall be severed from the arbitration and may be litigated in the state or federal courts located in the State of Illinois. All other Disputes shall be arbitrated or litigated in small claims court. This subsection does not prevent you or TPF from participating in a class-wide settlement of claims.
- 15.5 Arbitration Rules and Forum. The Agreement evidences a transaction involving interstate commerce; and notwithstanding any other provision herein with respect to the applicable substantive law, the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 1 et seq., will govern the interpretation and enforcement of this Arbitration Agreement and any arbitration proceedings. If the Informal Dispute Resolution Conference process described above does not resolve satisfactorily within sixty (60) days after receipt of your Notice, you and TPF agree that either party shall have the right to finally resolve the Dispute through binding arbitration. The arbitration will be administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), in accordance with the Consumer Arbitration Rules (the “AAA Rules”) then in effect, except as modified by this section of this Arbitration Agreement. The AAA Rules are currently available at https://www.adr.org/sites/default/files/Consumer%20Rules.pdf. A party who wishes to initiate arbitration must provide the other party with a request for arbitration (the “Request”). The Request must include: (1) the name, telephone number, mailing address, e‐mail address of the party seeking arbitration and the account username (if applicable) as well as the email address associated with any applicable account; (2) a statement of the legal claims being asserted and the factual bases of those claims; (3) a description of the remedy sought and an accurate, good‐faith calculation of the amount in controversy in United States Dollars; (4) a statement certifying completion of the Informal Dispute Resolution Conference process as described above; and (5) evidence that the requesting party has paid any necessary filing fees in connection with such arbitration. If the party requesting arbitration is represented by counsel, the Request shall also include counsel’s name, telephone number, mailing address, and email address. Such counsel must also sign the Request. By signing the Request, counsel certifies to the best of counsel’s knowledge, information, and belief, formed after an inquiry reasonable under the circumstances, that: (1) the Request is not being presented for any improper purpose, such as to harass, cause unnecessary delay, or needlessly increase the cost of dispute resolution; (2) the claims, defenses and other legal contentions are warranted by existing law or by a nonfrivolous argument for extending, modifying, or reversing existing law or for establishing new law; and (3) the factual and damages contentions have evidentiary support or, if specifically so identified, will likely have evidentiary support after a reasonable opportunity for further investigation or discovery. Unless you and TPF otherwise agree, or the Batch Arbitration process discussed in Section 15.9 is triggered, the arbitration will be conducted in the county where you reside. Subject to the AAA Rules, the arbitrator may direct a limited and reasonable exchange of information between the parties, consistent with the expedited nature of the arbitration. If the AAA is not available to arbitrate, the parties will select an alternative arbitral forum. Your responsibility to pay any AAA fees and costs will be solely as set forth in the applicable AAA Rules. You and TPF agree that all materials and documents exchanged during the arbitration proceedings shall be kept confidential and shall not be shared with anyone except the parties’ attorneys, accountants, or business advisors, and then subject to the condition that they agree to keep all materials and documents exchanged during the arbitration proceedings confidential.
- 15.6 Arbitrator. The arbitrator will be either a retired judge or an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and will be selected by the parties from the AAA’s roster of consumer dispute arbitrators. If the parties are unable to agree upon an arbitrator within thirty-five (35) days of delivery of the Request, then the AAA will appoint the arbitrator in accordance with the AAA Rules, provided that if the Batch Arbitration process under Section 15.9 is triggered, the AAA will appoint the arbitrator for each batch.
- 15.7 Authority of Arbitrator. The arbitrator shall have exclusive authority to (a) determine the scope and enforceability of this Arbitration Agreement; and (b) resolve any dispute related to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of this Arbitration Agreement including, but not limited to, any assertion that all or any part of this Arbitration Agreement is void or voidable. The arbitration will decide the rights and liabilities, if any, of you and TPF. The arbitrator shall have the authority to grant motions dispositive of all or part of any claim. The arbitrator shall have the authority to award monetary damages and to grant any non-monetary remedy or relief available to an individual under applicable law, the arbitral forum’s rules, and the Agreement (including the Arbitration Agreement). The arbitrator shall issue a written award and statement of decision describing the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based, including the calculation of any damages awarded. The arbitrator has the same authority to award relief on an individual basis that a judge in a court of law would have. The award of the arbitrator is final and binding upon you and us.
- 15.8 Attorneys’ Fees and Costs. The parties shall bear their own attorneys’ fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator finds that either the substance of the Dispute or the relief sought in the Request was frivolous or was brought for an improper purpose (as measured by the standards set forth in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(b)). If you or TPF need to invoke the authority of a court of competent jurisdiction to compel arbitration, then the party that obtains an order compelling arbitration in such action shall have the right to collect from the other party its reasonable costs, necessary disbursements, and reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred in securing an order compelling arbitration. The prevailing party in any court action relating to whether either party has satisfied any condition precedent to arbitration, including the Informal Dispute Resolution Conference process, is entitled to recover their reasonable costs, necessary disbursements, and reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs.
- 15.9 Batch Arbitration. To increase the efficiency of administration and resolution of arbitrations, you and TPF agree that in the event that there are one hundred (100) or more individual Requests of a substantially similar nature filed against TPF by or with the assistance of the same law firm, group of law firms, or organizations, within a thirty (30) day period (or as soon as possible thereafter), the AAA shall (1) administer the arbitration demands in batches of 100 Requests per batch (plus, to the extent there are less than 100 Requests left over after the batching described above, a final batch consisting of the remaining Requests); (2) appoint one arbitrator for each batch; and (3) provide for the resolution of each batch as a single consolidated arbitration with one set of filing and administrative fees due per side per batch, one procedural calendar, one hearing (if any) in a place to be determined by the arbitrator, and one final award (“Batch Arbitration”). All parties agree that Requests are of a “substantially similar nature” if they arise out of or relate to the same event or factual scenario and raise the same or similar legal issues and seek the same or similar relief. To the extent the parties disagree on the application of the Batch Arbitration process, the disagreeing party shall advise the AAA, and the AAA shall appoint a sole standing arbitrator to determine the applicability of the Batch Arbitration process (“Administrative Arbitrator”). In an effort to expedite resolution of any such dispute by the Administrative Arbitrator, the parties agree the Administrative Arbitrator may set forth such procedures as are necessary to resolve any disputes promptly. The Administrative Arbitrator’s fees shall be paid by TPF. You and TPF agree to cooperate in good faith with the AAA to implement the Batch Arbitration process including the payment of single filing and administrative fees for batches of Requests, as well as any steps to minimize the time and costs of arbitration, which may include: (1) the appointment of a discovery special master to assist the arbitrator in the resolution of discovery disputes; and (2) the adoption of an expedited calendar of the arbitration proceedings. This Batch Arbitration provision shall in no way be interpreted as authorizing a class, collective and/or mass arbitration or action of any kind, or arbitration involving joint or consolidated claims under any circumstances, except as expressly set forth in this provision.
- 15.10 30-Day Right to Opt Out. You have the right to opt out of the provisions of this Arbitration Agreement by sending written notice of your decision to opt out to: email@example.com, within thirty (30) days after first becoming subject to this Arbitration Agreement. Your notice must include your name and address, your TPF username (if any), the email address you used to set up your TPF account (if you have one), and an unequivocal statement that you want to opt out of this Arbitration Agreement. If you opt out of this Arbitration Agreement, all other parts of this Agreement will continue to apply to you. Opting out of this Arbitration Agreement has no effect on any other arbitration agreements that you may currently have, or may enter in the future, with us.
- 15.11 Severability, Expiration. Except as provided in Section 15.4 (Waiver of Class or Other Non-Individualized Relief), if any part or parts of this Arbitration Agreement are found under the law to be invalid or unenforceable, then such specific part or parts shall be of no force and effect and shall be severed and the remainder of the Arbitration Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. You further agree that any Dispute that you have with TPF detailed in this Arbitration Agreement must be initiated via arbitration within the applicable statute of limitation for that claim or controversy, or it will be forever time barred. Likewise, you agree that all applicable statutes of limitation will apply to such arbitration in the same manner as those statutes of limitation would apply in the applicable court of competent jurisdiction.
- 15.12 Survival of Agreement. This Arbitration Agreement will survive the termination of your relationship with TPF.
- 15.3 Modification. Notwithstanding any provision in this Agreement to the contrary, we agree that if TPF makes any future material change to this Arbitration Agreement, it will notify you. Unless you reject that change within thirty (30) days of such change becoming effective by writing to TPF at the address set forth in Section 15, your continued use of the Website and/or Service, including the acceptance of products and services offered on the Website following the posting of changes to this Arbitration Agreement, constitutes your acceptance of such changes. Changes to this Arbitration Agreement do not provide you with a new opportunity to opt out of the Arbitration Agreement if you have previously agreed to a version of this Agreement and did not validly opt out of arbitration. If you reject any change or update to this Arbitration Agreement, and you were bound by an existing agreement to arbitrate Disputes arising out of or relating in any way to your access to our use of the Service or of the Website, the provisions of this Arbitration Agreement as of the date you first accepted this Agreement (or accepted any subsequent changes to this Agreement) remain in full force and effect. TPF will continue to honor any valid opt outs of the Arbitration Agreement that you made to a prior version of this Agreement.
- GENERAL PROVISIONS
- 16.1 Electronic Communications. The communications between you and TPF may take place via electronic means, whether you visit the Services or send TPF e-mails, or whether TPF posts notices on the Services or communicates with you via e-mail. For contractual purposes, you: (a) consent to receive communications from TPF in an electronic form; and (b) agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that TPF provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were to be in writing. The foregoing does not affect your statutory rights, including but not limited to the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act at 15 U.S.C. §7001 et seq.
- 16.2 Assignment. This Agreement, and your rights and obligations hereunder, may not be assigned, subcontracted, delegated or otherwise transferred by you without TPF’s prior written consent, and any attempted assignment, subcontract, delegation, or transfer in violation of the foregoing will be null and void.
- 16.3 Questions, Complaints, Claims. If you have any questions, complaints or claims with respect to the Services, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to address your concerns. If you feel that your concerns have been addressed incompletely, we invite you to let us know for further investigation.
- 16.4 Governing Law and Venue THE TERMS AND ANY ACTION RELATED THERETO WILL BE GOVERNED AND INTERPRETED BY AND UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY PRINCIPLES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE LAW OF ANOTHER JURISDICTION. To the extent the parties are permitted under this Agreement to initiate litigation in a court, both you and TPF agree that all claims and disputes arising out of or relating to this Agreement will be litigated exclusively in the state or federal courts located in Cook County, Illinois.
- 16.5 Notice. Where TPF requires that you provide an e-mail address, you are responsible for providing TPF with your most current e-mail address. In the event that the last e-mail address you provided to TPF is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to you any notices required/ permitted by this Agreement, TPF’s dispatch of the e-mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice. You may give notice to TPF at the following address: 1110 East 44th Street Chicago, IL 60653. Such notice shall be deemed given when received by TPF by letter delivered by nationally recognized overnight delivery service or first class postage prepaid mail at the above address.
- 16.6 Waiver and Severability. Any waiver or failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement on one occasion will not be deemed a waiver of any other provision or of such provision on any other occasion. If any portion of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intention of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.
- 16.7 Entire Agreement. This Agreement is the final, complete and exclusive agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and merges all prior discussions between the parties with respect to such subject matter.