Terms of Service
Terms of Service
Updated July 26, 2017
THESE TERMS OF SERVICE (THESE “TERMS OF SERVICE”) DEFINE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BE CHIPPER INC (THE “COMPANY” OR “WE” OR “US” OR “OUR”) AND YOU, THE PERSON ACCESSING THE BE CHIPPER INC WEBSITE LOCATED AT WWW.CHIPPER.APP (THE “SITE”) AND/OR DOWNLOADING OUR MOBILE APPLICATION (THE “APPLICATION”) AND/OR REGISTERING FOR OUR SERVICES (“YOU” OR “YOUR”). YOU MAY USE THE SERVICES (DEFINED BELOW) ONLY IF YOU CAN FORM A BINDING CONTRACT WITH US AND ARE NOT A PERSON BARRED FROM RECEIVING SERVICES UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OR OTHER APPLICABLE JURISDICTION. IF YOU ARE ACCEPTING THESE TERMS OF SERVICE ON BEHALF OF A COMPANY, ORGANIZATION, GOVERNMENT, OR OTHER LEGAL ENTITY, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO DO SO. IF YOU CANNOT CONFIRM THE FOREGOING, THEN YOU MUST NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS OF SERVICE AND MAY NOT USE THE SITE, THE APPLICATION OR SERVICES. YOU MAY USE THE SERVICES ONLY IN COMPLIANCE WITH THESE TERMS OF SERVICE AND ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
We may amend these Terms of Service at any time by posting the revised Terms of Service on the Site and Application. We may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by suspending or terminating access to the Site, Application and/or Services and/or notifying you. You can see when these Terms of Service were last revised by referring to the “Updated” statement above. Your continued use of the Site, Application or Services after we have posted revised Terms of Service signifies your acceptance of such revised Terms of Service. No amendment or modification of these Terms of Service will be binding unless in writing and signed by our duly authorized representative or posted to the Site and Application by our duly authorized representative.
ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE OR CONTROVERSY OF WHATEVER NATURE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE SHALL BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCESS DESCRIBED IN THE SECTION TITLED “BINDING ARBITRATION AND APPLICABLE LAW” BELOW. PLEASE READ THE SECTION TITLED “BINDING ARBITRATION AND APPLICABLE LAW” CAREFULLY.
Description of Services
Use and Restrictions
Content and Materials All text, videos, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, sounds, artwork, algorithms, functionalities, features and computer code, including but not limited to design, structure, “look and feel” and arrangement of the content available on the Site or Application (collectively, “Content”) is owned, controlled or licensed by or to us, and is protected by trade dress, copyright, patent and trademark laws, and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws. The Content, the Site and the Application are owned by the Company and its Affiliates, and/or their licensors and suppliers (which may include lessors, lessees, owners, sellers, buyers, agents, brokers, multiple listing services, builders, service providers, content providers, vendors and others) (collectively, “Licensors and Suppliers”). Except as expressly provided in these Terms of Service, no part of the Site, the Application or the Content may be copied, reproduced, republished, posted, publicly displayed, translated, or distributed in any way. Subject to the limited rights to use the Site, the Application and Services pursuant to these Terms of Service, we retain all right, title and interest in and to the Site, the Application and Services, including all related intellectual property contained therein. Certain features of the Services allow you to upload, post, publish, share, store, or manage data or visual content (“Materials”). By posting or publishing Materials, you represent and warrant to us that you have all necessary rights to distribute such Materials to us, either because you are the author and have the right to distribute the same, or because you have the appropriate distribution rights, licenses, consents, and/or permissions to use, in writing, from the copyright or other owner of such Materials. You hereby grant to us and our authorized personnel a worldwide, royalty-free, fully-paid, exclusive, transferable, sublicensable (as necessary to perform the Services) license to copy, publicly perform, publicly display, publish, distribute, create derivative works of, and use Materials as we deem appropriate to perform the Services and in accordance with these Terms of Service. You acknowledge and agree that we will own all right, title, and interest in and to any Materials, content, or other works of authorship created by us or on our behalf and used in connection with the Services. All Materials are the sole responsibility of the person who originated such Materials whether publicly posted or privately transmitted. Any use or reliance on any Content or Materials of other users posted via the Services or obtained by you through the Services is at your own risk. We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any Content or Materials posted via the Services or endorse any opinions expressed via the Services. You understand that by using the Services, you may be exposed to Materials that might be offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate.
We respect the intellectual property of others and ask that users of our Site, Application and Services do the same. In connection with our Site, Application and Services, we have adopted and implemented a policy respecting copyright law that provides for the removal of any infringing Materials and for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of users of our Site, Application and Services who are repeat infringers of intellectual property rights, including copyrights. If you believe that one of our users is, through the use of our Site, Application and Services, unlawfully infringing the copyright(s) in a work, and wish to have the allegedly infringing Material removed, the following information in the form of a written notification (pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)) must be provided to our designated copyright agent: (a) your physical or electronic signature; (b) identification of the copyrighted work(s) that you claim to have been infringed; (c) identification of the Materials on our services that you claim is infringing and that you request us to remove; (d) sufficient information to permit us to locate such Material; (e) your address, telephone number, and email address; (f) a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the objectionable Materials are not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or under the law; and (g) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are either the owner of the copyright that has allegedly been infringed or that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. Please note that, pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), any misrepresentation of material fact (falsities) in a written notification automatically subjects the complaining party to liability for any damages, costs and attorney’s fees incurred by us in connection with the written notification and allegation of copyright infringement. Our designated copyright agent can be contacted via email at email@example.comLinks to Other Sites The Site, Application and Services contain links to other independent third-party web sites, and we provide links to third-party websites as part of the Services (in all cases “Linked Sites”). These Linked Sites are provided solely as a convenience to you and based upon your Client Information or the Content you elect to view. Such Linked Sites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for and do not endorse the content of such Linked Sites, including any products, information or materials contained on such Linked Sites. You will need to make your own independent judgment regarding your interaction with these Linked Sites. Some of the content served by us will be from merchant sites, and sales through these sites may generate a commission payable to us. We accept no responsibility for reviewing changes or updates to, or the quality, content, policies, nature or reliability of third party web sites, including, without limitation, Linked Sites and websites linking to the Site or Application. You should review applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of third party web sites, and should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction with any third party.
Disclaimer of Warranties
Binding Arbitration and Applicable Law (Continued from Section titled “Binding Arbitration” above)Arbitration shall be conducted by and submitted to a single arbitrator (“Arbitrator”) selected from and administered by the Austin, TX office of JAMS (“JAMS”), in accordance with its then-existing Comprehensive Arbitration Rules & Procedures. The Arbitrator shall be authorized to award compensatory damages, but shall NOT be authorized to award non-economic damages such as for emotional distress, or pain and suffering or punitive or indirect, incidental or consequential damages. Each party shall bear its own attorneys’ fees, cost and disbursements arising out of the arbitration, and shall pay an equal share of the fees and costs of the Arbitrator and JAMS; however, the Arbitrator may award to the prevailing party reimbursement of its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs (including, for example, expert witness fees and travel expenses), and/or the fees and costs of the Arbitrator. Within fifteen (15) calendar days after conclusion of the arbitration, the Arbitrator shall issue a written award and a written statement of decision describing the material factual findings and conclusions on which the award is based, including the calculation of any damages awarded. Each party shall fully perform and satisfy the arbitration award within fifteen (15) days of the service of the award. Judgment on the award may be entered by any court of competent jurisdiction. By agreeing to this binding arbitration provision, you understand that you are waiving certain rights and protections which may otherwise be available if a claim or dispute were determined by litigation in court, including, without limitation, the right to seek or obtain certain types of damages precluded by this arbitration provision, the right to a jury trial, certain rights of appeal, the right bring a claim as a class member in any purported class or representative proceeding, and the right to invoke formal rules of procedure and evidence.
YOU AGREE THAT, IF YOU DECIDE TO OPEN AN ACCOUNT IN THE PROGRAM, YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH US (AND WITH BE CHIPPER INC) WILL BE GOVERNED BY THE PRE-DISPUTE ARBITRATION CLAUSE IN THE AGREEMENTS. THE PRE-DISPUTE ARBITRATION CLAUSE IN THE AGREEMENTS PROVIDES FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY REGULATORY AUTHORITY. YOU FURTHER AGREE THAT, IF YOU DECIDE TO OPEN AN ACCOUNT IN THE PROGRAM, THE PRE-DISPUTE ARBITRATION CLAUSE IN THE AGREEMENTS SUPERSEDES THE ARBITRATION PROVISIONS OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE.These Terms of Service are governed by the laws of Texas without regard to conﬂicts of laws principles. Access or use of the Site and/or Application is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph.You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and the Company as a result of these Terms of Service or accessing or using the Site, the Application or their respective contents. The Company’s performance under these Terms of Service is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in these Terms of Service is in derogation of the Company’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your access or use of the Site and/or Application or information provided to or gathered by the Company with respect to such use.InterpretationIf any part of these Terms of Service is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations contained herein, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the Terms of Service shall continue in effect. A printed version of these Terms of Service and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to the Terms of Service to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. Except as otherwise specified in these Terms of Service, all notices, permissions and approvals hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been given upon: (i) personal delivery, (ii) the second business day after mailing, (iii) the second business day after sending by confirmed facsimile, or (iv) the first business day after sending by email. Notices to us must be sent in writing to the following address 1115 Kinney Ave #18 78704 or via email addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org and notices to you will be sent to the email address you provide to us, which addresses may be updated from time to time upon written notice to the other party. The Services, Content, other technology we may make available, and derivatives thereof may be subject to laws and regulations of the United States and other jurisdictions. No forbearance or delay by either party in enforcing its rights shall prejudice or restrict the rights of that party, and no waiver of any such rights or of any breach of any contractual terms shall be deemed to be a waiver of any other right or of any later breach. You may not assign any of your rights or obligations hereunder, whether by operation of law or otherwise. We may assign our rights and privileges under these Terms of Service (including your user registration), without your consent in connection with a merger, acquisition, corporate reorganization, or sale of all or substantially all of our assets, or to an affiliate, or in connection with a change in control. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms of Service shall bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their respective successors and permitted assigns.The term of these Terms of Service will continue for as long as we allow you access to and use of the Site, the Application and/or Services. Sections titled “Content and Materials,” “Warranties, Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability,” “Applicable Law and Jurisdiction,” “Interpretation,” and “Indemnification,” and this Section shall survive any termination or expiration of these Terms of Service.Questions? Contact us at email@example.com