You should also read our “Safe Dating Tips” featured on our www.ACasualThing.com website and always take caution whenever meeting someone for the first time. If you do not accept and agree to be bound by all of the terms of this Agreement, including our “Safe Dating Tips” we ask that you not use the Website or the Service. Please contact us with any questions regarding this Agreement.
2 Eligibility and Obligations: You must be at least 18 years of age to access and use the Service(s) on ACT however we are an “Adult” focused business and request, without making it a requirement, that you be at the age of 18 years old or above. You must also be single, in an open relationship, separated, widowed from your spouse to use the Services provided by ACT. Any use of the Service is void where prohibited. By accessing and using the Website, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you become a Member, you represent and warrant that you have never been convicted of a felony and that you are not required to register as a sex offender with any government entity. Using the Service may be prohibited or restricted in certain countries. If you use the Service from outside of the United States, you are responsible for complying with the laws and regulations of the territory from which you access or use the Website or Service.
3 Membership, Use and Subscription Requirements: You may register as a Member at no cost. As a Member, you may use some, but not all, of the features and services available within the Service. To access or use additional features and services, including the ability to communicate with other Members that are subscribers, you must become a paying subscriber to the Service (aka: Member or holder or a Membership). On the Website, we sometimes refer to subscribing as “upgrading”. Please see the “Upgrade” (or similar) page on the Website for a description of the current subscription plans and their prices. The subscription policies that are disclosed to you in subscribing to the service are a part of this Agreement. Absent special offers, you acknowledge and agree that if you are (i) not a subscriber, you will not be able to use all the features and services available within the Service, including communicating with other Members, and (ii) a subscriber, non-subscribing Members will not be able to use the Service to communicate with you. A Member profile (both subscribers and non-subscribers) may remain posted on the Website even if that Member is not actively using the Service. You acknowledge and agree that although a Member’s profile may be viewed, you may not (even as a subscriber) be able to use the Service to communicate with that Member if he or she is not then actively using the Service.
4 Term and Termination.
a This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use the Service and/or are a Member.
b You may cancel your membership at any time, for any reason, by following the instructions on the cancel pages on your “Account Status” page. You may cancel your subscription at any time online by clicking through “My Account” and then clicking on “Account Status History” and following the directions on that page. You may also cancel your membership by sending the Company/ACT written notice of cancellation our published mailing address and/ or email notice of cancellation to Customer Care using the Contact Us form on our website or support@ACasualThing.com . If you cancel your membership via the Website, we may ask you to provide a reason for your cancellation. If you cancel your membership and you are a subscriber, your subscription will also be cancelled in accordance with the terms set forth herein. If you cancel your subscription, the Company/ACT requires a reasonable amount of time to process the action. If you cancel a subscription, you will enjoy subscription benefits until the end of your thencurrent subscription commitment, following which your subscription benefits will expire. However, in no event, will you be eligible for a refund of any portion of the subscription fees paid for the then-current subscription commitment. If you paid for your subscription using a multi-payment option, you must make all payments even if you cancel your subscription prior to the end of your then existing subscription commitment period. In addition, by signing up for a Membership/Subscription you formally acknowledge and agree that ACT does not provide any for of refund for the month of Service that is current upon your request, however if you pay for a multi-month or annual Membership or Subscription you will be entitled to a pro-rated refund that is subject to you last login date referencing that monthly period of last use, with all future use “time” being refunded and all billing cancelled at your request.
c Canceling a subscription does not automatically cancel your membership. If you are a subscriber and you cancel your subscription but not your membership, unless you elect to delete or hide your profile you will continue to be a Member in the Service and others may view your profile. If you hide your membership, your profile will be hidden and other Members will not be able to view your profile until you reactivate your membership. If you delete your membership, your profile will be removed and other Members will not be able to view your profile and you will not be able to reactivate your membership. Members can hide or delete their profile at any time by following the instructions contained on the “My Account” of “My Profile” page within your Membership portal on the Website.
d The Company/ACT may terminate or suspend your subscription and/or membership in the Service at any time without notice if you breach, or if the Company/ACT believes that you have breached, this Agreement. Upon such termination or suspension, you will not be entitled to any refund of unused bscription fees and, if applicable, all unpaid subscription amounts and other fees you owe will immediately be due. The Company/ACT is not required to isclose, and may be prohibited from disclosing, the reason for the termination or suspension of your account.
e After your membership or subscription is terminated for any reason, all terms of this Agreement survive such termination, and continue in full force and effect, except for any terms that by their nature expire or are fully satisfied.
5 Non-commercial Use by Members: The Website and Service is for personal use only. Members may not use the Service in connection with any commercial endeavors, such as (i) advertising or soliciting any user to buy or sell any products or services not offered by the Company or (ii) soliciting others to attend parties or other social functions, or networking, for commercial purposes. Users of the Website may not use any information obtained from the Service to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any other user without his or her prior explicit consent. Organizations, companies, and/or businesses may not use the Service or the Website for any purpose. The Company/ACT may investigate and take any available legal action in response to illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the Website, including collecting usernames and/ or email addresses of members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email and unauthorized framing of or linking to the Website.
6 Account Security as a Member: You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password you designate during the registration process, and you are solely responsible for all activities that occur under your username and password. You agree to immediately notify the Company/ACT of any disclosure or unauthorized use of your username or password or any other breach of security, and ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session.
7 Your Interactions with Other Member(s) on www.ACasualThing.com :
a YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE COMPANY/ACT CURRENTLY DOES NOT CONDUCT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS OR SCREENINGS ON ITS MEMBERS. THE COMPANY ALSO DOES NOT INQUIRE INTO THE BACKGROUNDS OF ALL OF ITS MEMBERS OR ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF ITS MEMBERS. THE COMPANY/ACT MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OF MEMBERS OR THEIR COMPATIBILITY WITH ANY CURRENT OR FUTURE MEMBERS. THE COMPANY/ACT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CONDUCT ANY CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK OR OTHER SCREENINGS (SUCH AS SEX OFFENDER REGISTER SEARCHES), AT ANY TIME AND USING AVAILABLE PUBLIC RECORDS. IN ADDITION THE COMPANY/ACT MAY, AT ANYTIME, OFFER MEMBER(S) AND/OR SUBSCRIBER(S) A SERVICE TO COMPLETE A PERSONAL VERIFICATION OF THEIR BACKGROUND AND POSSIBLY THE BACKGROUNDS OF OTHER MEMBER(S) AND/OR SUBSCRIBER(S) AS A “PAID” SERVICE.
b The Company/ACT is not responsible for the conduct of any Member. As noted in and without limiting Sections 16 and 18 below, in no event shall the Company/ACT be liable (directly or indirectly) for any losses or damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental, arising out of or relating to the conduct of you or anyone else in connection with the use of the Website or Service including, without limitation, death, bodily injury, emotional distress, and/or any other damages resulting from communications or meetings with other ember(S) and/or Subscriber(s) or any other person(s) you meet through the Service.
You agree to take all necessary precautions in all interactions with other Members, particularly if you decide to communicate off the Website or meet in person, or if you decide to send money to another Member. In addition, you agree to review the Company’s/ ACT’s “Safe Dating Tips” located on the Website, prior to using the Service. You understand that the Company/ACT makes no guarantees, either express or implied, regarding your ultimate compatibility with individuals you meet through the Service. You should not provide your financial information (for example, your credit card or bank account information), or wire or otherwise send money, to other Members.
8 Data Ownership and Proprietary Rights: The Company/ACT owns and retains all proprietary rights in the Website and the Service, to include all forms of data and content and in all content, trademarks, trade names, service marks and other intellectual property rights related thereto. The Website contains the copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information of the Company/ACT and its licensors. You agree to not copy, modify, transmit, disclose, use, create any derivative works from, make commercial use of, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, trade names, service marks, other intellectual property or proprietary information accessible on the Website or through the Service, without first obtaining the prior written consent of the Company/ACT or, if such property is not owned by the Company/ACT, the owner of such intellectual property or proprietary rights. You agree to not remove, obscure or otherwise alter any proprietary notices appearing on any content, including copyright, trademark and other intellectual property notices.
9 Content Posted by You on the Website:
a You are solely responsible for the content and information that you post, upload, publish, link to, transmit, record, display or otherwise make available (hereinafter, “post”) on the Service or transmit to other Members, including emails, videos (including streaming videos), photographs, voice notes, recordings or profile text, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted (collectively, “Content”). You may not post on the Website or as part of the Service, or transmit to the Company/ACT or any other Member(s) and/or Subscriber(s) (either on or off the Website), any offensive, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, intimidating, harassing, racially offensive, or illegal material, or any material that infringes or violates another person's rights (including intellectual property rights, and rights of privacy and publicity). You represent and warrant that all information that you submit upon registration is accurate and truthful and that you will promptly update any information provided by you that subsequently becomes naccurate, misleading or false.
b You understand and agree that the Company/ACT may, but is not obligated to, monitor or review any Content you post on the Website or as part of a Service. The Company/ACT may delete any Content, in whole or in part, that in the sole judgment of the Company/ACT violates this Agreement or may harm the reputation of the Website or the Company/ACT. The Company/ACT may restrict the number of emails which a Member may send to other Members in any 4-hour period to a number which we deem appropriate in our sole discretion.
c By posting Content on the Website or as part of the Service, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to the Company/ACT and/or its affiliates, licensees and successors, an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid-up, worldwide right and license to (i) use, copy, store, perform, display, reproduce, record, play, adapt, modify and distribute such Content, (ii) prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such Content, and (iii) grant and authorize sub-licenses of the foregoing in any media now known or hereafter created. You represent and warrant that any posting and use of your Content by the Company/ACT will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party.
d In addition to the types of Content described in Section 9(a) above, the following is a partial list of the kind of Content that is prohibited on the Website. You may not post, upload, display or otherwise make available Content that:
e The Company/ACT reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who violates this provision, including removing the offending communication from the Website or Service and terminating or suspending the membership of such violators.
f Your use of the Website and Service, including all Content you post on the Website or as part of the Service, must be in accordance with any and all applicable laws and regulations, including all applicable export and import laws and regulations. You agree that the Company/ACT may access, preserve and disclose your account information and Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary, such as to: (i) comply with legal process; (ii) enforce this Agreement; (iii) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties; (iv) respond to your requests for customer service or allow you to use the Website in the future; or (v) protect the rights, property or personal safety of the Company/ACT or any other person.
g You may not post any telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, URL(s) or email addresses in areas of your Member profile that may be viewed by other Members. You agree that any Content you place on the Website to be viewed by other Member(s) and/or Subscriber(s) may be viewed by any person visiting the Website or participating in the Service.
10 Prohibited Activities to be avoided by Members: The Company/ACT reserves the right to investigate and/or terminate your membership if you have misused the Service, or behaved in a way which could be regarded as inappropriate, unlawful or illegal, including actions or communications the occur off the Website but involve Member(s) and/or Subscriber(s) you meet through the Service. The following is a partial list of the type of actions that you may not engage in with respect to the Service. You will not:
11 Customer Service Access: The Company/ACT provides assistance and guidance through its customer care representatives via email primarily and by phone whenever necessary. When communicating with our customer care representatives (whether over the telephone, or via email or letter), you may not be abusive, obscene, profane, offensive, sexist, threatening, harassing, racially offensive, or otherwise behave inappropriately. Telephone calls between you and our customer care representatives may be recorded for quality assurance purposes. If we feel that your behavior towards any of our customer care representatives or other employees is at any time threatening or offensive, we reserve the right to immediately terminate your membership and you will not be entitled to any refund of unused subscription fees to include any form of fee paid and you, as a Member and/or Subscriber formally agree to these terms unconditionally as a prerequisite for using our Website(s), Blog(s) and Service(s).
12 Subscriptions; Charges on Your Billing Account.
a The Company/ACT bills you through an online account (your “Billing Account”) for use of the Service. You agree to pay the Company all charges at the prices you agreed to for any use of the Service by you or other persons (including your agents) using your Billing Account, and you authorize the Company/ACT to charge your chosen payment provider (your “Payment Method”) for the Service. You agree to make payment using that selected Payment Method. The Company/ACT may correct any billing errors or mistakes that it makes even if it has already requested or received payment. This Section 12 includes any agreements you made with the Company/ACT on the Website when becoming a Member or subscribing to the Service. The terms of your payment will be based on your Payment Method and may be determined by agreements between you and the financial institution, credit/ debit/pre-paid card issuer or other provider of your chosen Payment Method. If you initiate a chargeback or otherwise reverse a payment made with your Payment Method, the Company/ACT may in its discretion erminate your account immediately. If the Company successfully disputes the reversal, and the reversed funds are returned, you are not entitled to a refund or to have your account or subscription reinstated and the Company/ACT may choose to litigate in court to recover any damages or losses due to your claim(s) nd/or reversal of charges as a breach of contract and a violation of your unconditional acceptance of these terms, conditions, requirements and/or statements equiring your agreement before using our Service(s).>
b Your subscription will continue indefinitely until cancelled by you. After your initial subscription commitment period, and again after any subsequent subscription period, your subscription will automatically continue for an additional equivalent period, at the price you agreed to when subscribing. You agree that your account will be subject to this automatic renewal feature. If you do not wish your account to renew automatically, or if you want to change or terminate your subscription, please log in and go to “My Account” on the Website and follow the directions contained therein. If you cancel your subscription, you may use your subscription until the end of your then-current subscription term; your subscription will not be renewed after your then-current term expires. However, you won’t be eligible for a prorated refund of any portion of the subscription fee paid for the then-current subscription period. By subscribing, you authorize the Company/ ACT to charge your Payment Method now and again at the beginning of any subsequent subscription period. You also authorize the Company/ACT to charge you for any sales or similar taxes that may be imposed on your subscription payments. Upon the renewal of your subscription, if the Company/ACT does not receive payment from your Payment Method provider, (i) you agree to pay all amounts due on your Billing Account upon demand, and/or (ii) you agree that the Company/ACT may either terminate or suspend your subscription and continue to attempt to charge your Payment Method provider until payment is received (upon receipt of payment, your account will be activated and for purposes of automatic renewal, your new subscription commitment period will begin as of the day payment was received).
c You must provide current, complete and accurate information for your Billing Account. You must promptly update all information to keep your Billing Account current, complete and accurate (such as a change in billing address, card number or expiration date), and you must promptly notify the Company if your Payment Method is canceled (including if you lose your card or it is stolen), or if you become aware of a potential breach of security (such as an unauthorized disclosure or use of your name or password). Changes to such information can be made at “My Account” and/or “My Profile” page or related links within and/or on the Website. If you fail to provide the Company/ACT any of the foregoing information, you agree that you are responsible for fees accrued under your Billing Account. In addition, you authorize us to obtain updated or replacement expiration dates and card numbers for you credit or debit card as provided by your credit/debit/pre-paid card issuer.
13 Modifications to Service(s): The Company/ACT reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Website or the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that the Company/ACT shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service. To protect the integrity of the Website or the Service, the Company/ACT reserves the right at any time in its sole discretion to block users from certain IP addresses from accessing the Website or Service.
14 Copyright Policy; Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement or IP (intellectual property) Infringement: You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information:
Notice of claims of copyright infringement should be provided to the Company/ACT via email at support@ACasualThing.com, via our Contact Us page form or at our address by mail using the address provided on our Contact Us page of this website.
15 Communications and Test or Temporary Profiles: When you become a Member, you agree and consent to receive email messages from us. These emails may be transactional or relationship communications relating to the Service and/or Service(s), such as administrative notices and service announcements or changes, or emails containing commercial offers, promotions or special offers from us. From time to time, employees of the Company/ACT (or its parent or affiliated companies) may create test dating profiles for the purpose of testing the functionality of our Service and website processes to improve service quality for our Members. Telephone calls between you and our customer care representatives may be recorded for quality assurance purposes.
16 Disclaimers and Notifications:
a You acknowledge and agree that the Company/ACT is not responsible for and shall not have any liability, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, as a result of or alleged to be the result of (i) any incorrect or inaccurate Content posted on the Website or provided in connection with the Service, whether caused by users of the Website or Service, including Member(s) and/or Subscriber(s), or any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Website or Service; (ii) the timeliness, deletion or removal, incorrect delivery or failure to store any Content, communications or personalization settings; (iii) the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Website or Member of the Service; (iv) any error, omission or defect in, interruption, deletion, alteration, delay in operation or transmission, theft or destruction of, or unauthorized access to, any user or Member communications; or (v) any problems, failure or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to users and/or Member(s) and/or Subscriber(s) or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the Web and/or in connection with the Service. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE COMPANY PROVIDES THE WEBSITE AND THE SERVICE ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND GRANTS NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE OR THE WEBSITE (INCLUDING ALL CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN), INCLUDING (WITHOUT LIMITATION) ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE COMPANY/BAAC DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, SECURE OR THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS ON THE WEBSITE OR IN THE SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED.
b ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR WEBSITE IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR AND HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION WITH RESPECT TO ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM, INTERNET ACCESS, DOWNLOAD OR DISPLAY DEVICE, OR LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA THAT RESULTS OR MAY RESULT FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO DOWNLOAD OR OBTAIN ANY MATERIAL THROUGH THE SERVICE OR WEBSITE.
c From time to time, the Company/ACT may make third party opinions, advice, statements, offers, or other third party information or content available on the Website and/or through the Service (“Third Party Content”). All Third Party Content is the responsibility of the respective authors thereof and should not necessarily be relied upon. Such third party authors are solely responsible for such content. THE COMPANY/ACT DOES NOT: (I) GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY THIRD PARTY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE, OR (II) ADOPT, ENDORSE OR ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE, OR STATEMENT MADE BY ANY PARTY THAT APPEARS ON THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE COMPANY/ACT OR ITS AFFILIATES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM YOUR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OR OTHER CONTENT POSTED ON THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE, OR TRANSMITTED TO OR BY ANY MEMBERS.
d In addition to the preceding paragraph and other provisions of this Agreement, any advice that may be posted on the Website or through the Service is for informational and entertainment purposes only and is not intended to replace or substitute for any professional financial, medical, legal, or other advice. The Company/ACT makes no representations or warranties and expressly disclaims any and all liability concerning any treatment, action by, or effect on any person following the information offered or provided within or through the Website or Service. If you have specific concerns or a situation arises in which you require professional or medical advice, you should consult with an appropriately trained and qualified specialist.
17 Link(s): The Website may contain, and the Service or third parties may provide, advertisements and promotions offered by third parties and links to other web sites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that the Company/ACT is not responsible for the availability of such external websites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, information, statements, advertising, goods or services, or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, third parties found on or through the Website or Service, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You further acknowledge and agree that the Company/ACT shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of, or reliance upon, any such content, information, statements, advertising, goods or services or other materials available on or through any such website or resource.
18 Limitation on Liability including Risk: TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY/ACT, ITS AFFILIATES, BUSINESS PARTNERS, LICENSORS OR SERVICE PROVIDERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, RELIANCE, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA OR PROGRAMS, SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS AND PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES, EVEN IF THE COMPANY/ACT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, THE COMPANY’S/ACT’S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO THE COMPANY FOR THE SERVICE DURING THE TERM OF MEMBERSHIP. YOU AGREE THAT REGARDLESS OF ANY STATUTE OR LAW TO THE CONTRARY TOWARDS, FOR, AGAINST, INCLUDING, ETC… THE COMPANY/ACT, ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO USE OF THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE OR THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT MUST BE FILED WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER SUCH CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION AROSE OR BE FOREVER BARRED.
19 Arbitration and Applicable Governing Law(s)
a Arbitration Agreement. The exclusive means of resolving any dispute or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement (including any alleged breach thereof), the Service, or the Website shall be BINDING ARBITRATION administered by the American Arbitration Association. The one exception to the exclusivity of arbitration is that you have the right to bring an individual claim against the Company/ACT in a small-claims court of competent jurisdiction. But whether you choose arbitration or small-claims court, you may not under any circumstances commence or maintain against the Company/ACT any class action, class arbitration, or other representative action or proceeding.
b Notice of Rights. By using the Website or the Service in any manner, you agree to the above arbitration agreement. In doing so, YOU GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO GO TO COURT to assert or defend any claims between you and the Company/ACT (except for matters that may be taken to small-claims court). YOU ALSO GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR OTHER CLASS PROCEEDING. Your rights will be determined by a NEUTRAL ARBITRATOR, NOT A JUDGE OR JURY. You are entitled to a fair hearing before the arbitrator. The arbitrator can grant any relief that a court can, but you should note that arbitration proceedings are usually simpler and more streamlined than trials and other judicial proceedings. Decisions by the arbitrator are enforceable in court and may be overturned by a court only for very limited reasons.
c Court Proceedings. Any proceeding to enforce this arbitration agreement, including any proceeding to confirm, modify, or vacate an arbitration award, may be commenced in any court of competent jurisdiction. In the event that this arbitration agreement is for any reason held to be unenforceable, any litigation against the Company/ACT (except for small-claims court actions) may be commenced only in the federal or state courts located in the origination geographic location selected by the Company/ACT. You hereby irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of those courts for such purposes.
d Governing Law. This Agreement, and any dispute between you and the Company/ACT, shall be governed by the laws of The United States of America and/or a predetermined state elected by the Company/ACT within the United States of America without regard to principles of conflicts of law, provided that this arbitration agreement shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act AND APPLICABLE INTERNATIONAL LAW.
20 Indemnity by You or any Representing Party: You agree to indemnify and hold the Company/ACT, its subsidiaries, affiliates, and its and their officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorney’s fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of (a) your breach of or failure to comply with this Agreement (including any breach of your representations and warranties contained herein), (b) any postings or Content you post on the Website or as a result of the Service, and (c) the violation of any law or regulation by you. The Company/ACT reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with the Company/ACT in connection therewith.
21 Notice(s) and Notifications: The Company/ACT may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to this Agreement, using any reasonable means now known or hereafter developed, including by email, regular mail, SMS, MMS, text message or postings on the Website. Such notices may not be received if you violate this Agreement by accessing the Service in an unauthorized manner. You agree that you are deemed to have received any and all notices that would have been delivered had you accessed the Service in an authorized manner.
23 Amendment and/or Addendum(s): This Agreement is subject to change by the Company/ACT at any time. If you are a non-subscribing Member at the time of any change, the revised terms will be effective upon posting on the Website and your use of the Service after such posting will constitute acceptance by you of the revised Agreement. If you are a subscribing Member at the time of any change, the then-existing Agreement will continue to govern your membership until such time that you renew your subscription as contemplated by Section 12. If you continue your subscription, your renewal will constitute acceptance by you of the revised Agreement. Alternatively, if you terminate your subscription at such time, your use of the Service after your termination will constitute acceptance by you of the Agreement.
24 Special State Terms: The following provisions are added to this Agreement for Arizona, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin subscribers: You, the buyer, may cancel this agreement, without penalty or obligation, at any time prior to midnight of the original contract seller's third business day following the original date of this contract, excluding Sundays and holidays. To cancel this agreement, mail or deliver a signed and dated notice which states that you, the buyer, are canceling this agreement, or words of similar effect. This notice shall be sent to the address provided on the Contact Us page of this website and/or via email at support@ACasualThing.com. Please include your www.ACasualThing.com username and email address in any correspondence or your refund may be delayed. If you cancel, the Company/ACT will return, within thirty days of the date on which you give notice of cancellation, any payments you have made. If you send or deliver the notice to cancel your subscription agreement within such three day period, we will refund the full amount of your subscription. In the event that you die before the end of your subscription period, your estate shall be entitled to a refund of that portion of any payment you had made for your subscription which is allocable to the period after your death. In the event that you become disabled (such that you are unable to use the services of ACT and/or its affiliate and/or Parent companies) before the end of your subscription period, you shall be entitled to a refund of that portion of any payment you had made for your subscription which is allocable to the period after your disability by providing the Company/ACT notice at the same address as listed ON THE CONTACT US PAGE of our website.
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