Last Updated: February 3, 2020
The website located at www.DivorceForce.com and the mobile application called “Divorce Force” (the “App” and, together with the website, the “Site”) and the services offered through the Site (the “Services”) are copyrighted works belonging to DIVORCE FORCE LLC (“Company,” “us,” “our,” and “we”). Certain features of the Site or Services may be subject to additional guidelines, terms, or rules, which will be posted on the Site or Services in connection with such features. All such additional terms, guidelines, and rules are incorporated by reference into these Terms. In the event of a conflict between the additional terms and any provision in these Terms, the additional terms will prevail, but only with respect to the Service to which the additional terms apply.
Your Subscription will continue indefinitely until terminated by you. After your initial Subscription period (whether monthly, semi-annually, or annually depending on your Subscription selection), your Subscription will be automatically renewed for additional periods of the same duration as the initial Subscription period at Company’s then-current fee for such Services. If you do not wish for your Subscription to renew automatically, or if you want to change or terminate your Subscription, please email Community@DivorceForce.com if you have a Consumer Subscription, or ProConnect@DivorceForce.com if you have a ProConnect Subscription.
1. MEMBERSHIP AND SUBSCRIPTION
1.1 Membership and Subscription. Consumers 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 Services. 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 Services. 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 Services, including communicating with other members that are subscribers, and (ii) a subscriber, non-subscribing members will not be able to use the Services to communicate with you. A member profile (both subscribers and non-subscribers) may remain posted on the Site even if that member is not actively using the Services. You acknowledge that although a member’s profile may be viewed, you may not (even as a subscriber) be able to use the Services to communicate with that member if he or she is not then actively using the Services.
1.2 Account Creation. In order to use certain features of the Site or Services, you must register for an account (“Account”) and provide certain information about yourself as prompted by the account registration form. You represent and warrant that: (a) all required registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information. You may delete your Account at any time, for any reason, by following the instructions on the Site or Services or uninstalling the App. You may not have more than one Account. You agree not to create an Account or use the Site or Services if you have been previously removed by us or banned from any of the Services. Company reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend or terminate your Account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site or Services (or any portion thereof) at any time for any reason. You agree that Company will not be liable to you or to any third party for any suspension or termination of your Account or any refusal of any use of the Site or Services (or any portion thereof). Information on your profile (“Profile Information”) may include information and content you provide and/or upload as well as information we collect from your account with social networking sites (each an “SNS”). Company reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove Profile Information at any time for any reason. You agree that Company will not be liable to you or to any third party for such removal.
1.3 Account Responsibilities. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account login information and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your Account. You agree to immediately notify Company of any unauthorized use, or suspected unauthorized use of your Account or any other breach of security. Company cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above requirement.
1.4 Non-Commercial Use by Members. The Site and Services are for personal use only. You may not use the Services 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 Company or (ii) soliciting others to attend parties or other social functions, or networking, for commercial purposes. Users of the Site may not use any information obtained from the Services 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 Site or Services for any purpose. Company may investigate and take any available legal action in response to illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the Site, 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 Site.
1.5 Social Networking Sites. The Services may allow users to connect with various SNSs. By connecting your SNS account, you represent that you are entitled to grant us access to your SNS account without breach by you of any SNS terms and conditions and without obligating us to pay any fees or making us subject to any usage limitations. By granting Company access to your SNS account, you understand that we may access, make available, and store any information, content, or other materials that you have provided to or stored in your SNS account (“SNS Content”) accessible through the Site and Services so that it is available on your Account. Unless otherwise specified in the Terms, all SNS Content will be deemed your User Content (as defined below) for all purposes of the Terms. Please note that your relationship with each SNS is governed solely by your agreement(s) with such SNS, and we disclaim any liability for personally identifiable information that may be provided to us by an SNS in violation of the privacy settings that you have set in the SNS. Company makes no effort to review any SNS Content for any purpose, including but not limited to, for accuracy, legality or noninfringement, and Company is not responsible for any SNS Content.
2. ACCESS TO THE SITE AND SERVICES
2.1 License. Subject to these Terms, Company grants you a non-transferable, non-exclusive, revocable, limited license to use and access, solely for your own personal, noncommercial use (a) the App on any compatible device that you own or control, and (b) the other aspects of Site and Services. Furthermore, with respect to any App accessed through or downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store (each an “App Store” and references to the App Store include the corporate entity and its subsidiaries making the App Store available to you), you agree to comply with all applicable third party terms of the App Store (i.e., Apple App Store’s “Usage Rules”) (the “Usage Rules”) when using the App. To the extent the terms of these Terms provide for usage rules that are less restrictive than or otherwise in conflict with the Usage Rules, the more restrictive term applies.
2.2 Certain Restrictions. The rights granted to you in these Terms are subject to the following restrictions: (a) you shall not license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, host, or otherwise commercially exploit the Site or Services, whether in whole or in part, or any content displayed on the Site or Services; (b) you shall not modify, make derivative works of, disassemble, reverse compile or reverse engineer any part of the Site or Services; (c) you shall not access the Site or Services in order to build a similar or competitive website, product, or service; and (d) except as expressly stated herein, no part of the Site or Services may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means. Unless otherwise indicated, any future release, update, or other addition to functionality of the Site or Services shall be subject to these Terms. All copyright and other proprietary notices on the Site or Services (or on any content displayed on the Site or Services) must be retained on all copies thereof. Company makes no representation that the Site or Services are appropriate for use in locations other than the United States.
2.3 Modification. Company reserves the right, at any time, to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Site or Services (in whole or in part) with or without notice to you. You agree that Company will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuation of the Site or Services or any part thereof.
2.4 No Support or Maintenance; Updates. You acknowledge and agree that Company will have no obligation to provide you with any support or maintenance in connection with the Site or Services. You agree that Company is not obligated to create or provide any corrections, updates, upgrades, bug fixes, and/or enhancements of the Site or Services (each an “Update”). However, in the event Company decides to offer an Update, you agree that Company may amend these Terms in connection with such Update without specific notice to you and that your use of the Site or Services following such Update is conditioned upon your acceptance of any revised Terms. By using the Site or Services following an Update, you are representing that you have reviewed the then-current version of these Terms and agree to be bound by such version. All Updates will be governed by the version of these Terms published by Company as of the date you use the Site or Services following such Update.
2.5 Ownership. Excluding any User Content that you may provide (defined below), you acknowledge that (a) the Site and Services are and will remain the sole property of Company and is subject to protection under U.S. and foreign copyright laws and (b) all the intellectual property rights, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets, in the Site and Services and content made available through the Site and Services are owned by Company or Company’s suppliers. Company’s name, logo, and the product names associated with the Site or Services belong to Company (or its suppliers, where applicable), and no right or license is granted to use them by implication, estoppel or otherwise. Neither these Terms nor your access to the Site or Services transfers to you or any third party any rights, title or interest in or to such intellectual property rights, except for the limited access rights expressly set forth in Section 2.1. Company and its suppliers reserve all rights not granted in these Terms. There are no implied licenses granted under these Terms.
2.6 Feedback. You agree that submission of any ideas, suggestions, and/or proposals to us (“Feedback”) is at your own risk and that Company 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 Company 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 it deems appropriate, any and all Feedback, and to sublicense the foregoing rights. Company will treat any Feedback you provide to Company as non-confidential and non-proprietary. You agree that you will not submit to Company any information or ideas that you consider to be confidential or proprietary.
3. USER CONTENT
3.1 User Content. “User Content” means any and all information and content that a user submits to, or uses with, the Site or Services (e.g., content in the user’s profile or postings). You are solely responsible for your User Content. You assume all risks associated with use of your User Content, including any reliance on its accuracy, completeness or usefulness by others, or any disclosure of your User Content that personally identifies you or any third party. You hereby represent and warrant that your User Content does not violate our Acceptable Use Policy (defined in Section 3.3). You may not represent or imply to others that your User Content is in any way provided, sponsored or endorsed by Company. Because you alone are responsible for your User Content, you may expose yourself to liability if, for example, your User Content violates the Acceptable Use Policy. Company is not obligated to backup any User Content, and your User Content may be deleted at any time without prior notice. You are solely responsible for creating and maintaining your own backup copies of your User Content if you desire. Company has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or accuracy of any User Content; the failure to store, transmit, or receive transmission of User Content; or the security, privacy, storage, or transmission of other communications originating with or involving use of the Site or Services. You acknowledge that Company has no obligation to pre-screen User Content, although Company reserves the right in its sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, or remove any User Content at any time for any reason. Please make sure that you only provide information to the services that you are allowed to provide without violating any obligations you might have towards a third party, including any confidentiality obligations. Please do not provide any information that you are not allowed to share with others, including by contract or law; please note that any information you provide will be accessible by users of the site and services.
3.2 License. You hereby grant (and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant) to Company an irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free and fully paid, worldwide license to reproduce, distribute, publicly display and perform, prepare derivative works of, incorporate into other works, and otherwise use and exploit your User Content, and to grant sublicenses of the foregoing rights, solely for the purposes of including your User Content in the Site and Services and operating and providing the Site and Services. You hereby irrevocably waive (and agree to cause to be waived) any claims and assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to your User Content.
3.3 Acceptable Use Policy. The following terms constitute our “Acceptable Use Policy”:
(a) You agree not to use the Site or Services to collect, upload, transmit, display, or distribute any User Content (i) that violates any third-party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; (ii) that is unlawful, harassing, abusive, tortious, threatening, harmful, invasive of another’s privacy, vulgar, defamatory, false, intentionally misleading, trade libelous, pornographic, obscene, patently offensive, promotes racism, bigotry, hatred, or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual or is otherwise objectionable; (iii) that is harmful to minors in any way; or (iv) that is in violation of any law, regulation, or obligations or restrictions imposed by any third party.
(b) In addition, you agree not to: (i) upload, transmit, or distribute to or through the Site or Services any computer viruses, worms, or any software intended to damage or alter a computer system or data; (ii) send through the Site or Services unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of duplicative or unsolicited messages, whether commercial or otherwise; (iii) use the Site or Services to harvest, collect, gather or assemble information or data regarding other users, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; (iv) interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on servers or networks connected to the Site or Services, or violate the regulations, policies or procedures of such networks; (v) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site or Services (or to other computer systems or networks connected to or used together with the Site or Services), whether through password mining or any other means; (vi) harass or interfere with any other user’s use and enjoyment of the Site or Services; or (vi) use software or automated agents or scripts to produce multiple accounts on the Site or Services, or to generate automated searches, requests, or queries to (or to strip, scrape, or mine data from) the Site or Services (provided, however, that we conditionally grant to the operators of public search engines revocable permission to use spiders to copy materials from the Site or 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, subject to the parameters set forth in our robots.txt file).
3.4 Enforcement. We reserve the right (but have no obligation) to review any User Content, and to investigate and/or take appropriate action against you in our sole discretion if you violate the Acceptable Use Policy or any other provision of these Terms or otherwise create liability for us or any other person. Such action may include removing or modifying your User Content, terminating your Account, and/or reporting you to law enforcement authorities.
3.5 Forum Guidelines. The Site or Services may include various areas that enable you to post information, provide feedback, recommendations, reviews, and comments, and otherwise interact with other users, either through postings or by interacting in real-time (the “Forums”). In connection with such Forums, you agree to abide by any rules that Company publishes in connection therewith, including but not limited to, the prohibition on use of the Site or Services for any unlawful purpose. Although Company may from time to time review the Forums, you acknowledge and agree that Company is under no obligation to monitor or control, and will have no liability for, any information available via the Forums. You acknowledge that any opinions, statement, recommendation, offers, advice or other information presented or disseminated on the Forums are those of their respective authors who are solely responsible and liable for their content. Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse to post or remove any material submitted or posted on the Forums. 3.6 Ownership. Each user owns its own User Content. By making available your User Content on or in the Site or Services, you represent that you own or have all rights necessary to make available your User Content.
4. APP STORES
You acknowledge and agree that the availability of the App is dependent on the App Store from which you received the App. You and Company acknowledge that these Terms are between you and Company and not with the App Store and that Company, and not the App Store, is responsible for the App and the content thereof. Company is responsible for providing any maintenance and support services with respect to the App and the App Store has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the App. Company is solely responsible for any product warranties, whether express or implied by law, to the extent not effectively disclaimed. In the event of any failure of the App to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify the App Store, and the App Store may refund the purchase price for the App to you; and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the App Stores will not have any other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the App, and any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty will be Company’s sole responsibility. You and Company acknowledge that Company, and not the App Store, is responsible for addressing any claims relating to the App or your possession and/or use of that App, including, but not limited to: (1) product liability claims; (2) any claim that the App fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (3) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation. You and Company acknowledge that, in the event of any third party claim that the App infringes or your possession and use of that App that third party’s intellectual property rights, Company, and not the App Store, will be solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim. You represent and warrant that (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties. You agree to comply with, and your license to use the App is conditioned upon your compliance with, all applicable third party terms of agreement (e.g., the App Store’s terms and policies and the Usage Rules) when using the App. Company and you acknowledge and agree that the App Stores and their subsidiaries, are third party beneficiaries of these Terms, and that, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of these Terms, the App Stores will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms against you as a third party beneficiary thereof.
5. FEES AND PURCHASE TERMS
5.1 Payment. You agree to pay all fees or charges for products and services purchased via the Site or Services in accordance with the fees, charges and billing terms in effect at the time a fee or charge is due and payable. Except as otherwise described herein or in our billing terms in effect at the time a fee or charge is due and payable, all fees are nonrefundable.
5.3 Payment Information. All payment information that you provide in connection with the Services must be accurate, current and complete. YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO USE ANY PAYMENT CARD(S) OR OTHER PAYMENT MEANS USED TO PAY ANY FEE OR CHARGE. By providing Company with your payment information, you agree that Company or Stripe is authorized to immediately invoice you for all fees and charges due and payable to Company hereunder and that no additional notice or consent is required. You agree to immediately notify Company and Stripe of any change to your payment information. Company reserves the right at any time to change its prices and billing methods, either immediately upon posting on the Site or Services or by e-mail delivery to you.
5.4 Taxes. You will be responsible for paying any applicable taxes relating to your payments and credits received and will indemnify and hold harmless Company and Stripe from any and all taxes, including sales tax, based on any payments made or received by you in connection with the Services. Any taxes imposed on payments will be your sole responsibility. Upon our request, you will provide Company or Stripe with official receipts issued by the appropriate taxing authority, or other such evidence that you have paid all applicable taxes.
5.5 Automatic Renewal (DivorceForcePRO). Your subscription to the Services will continue indefinitely until terminated by you in accordance with these Terms. After your initial subscription period (whether monthly, semi-annually, quarterly or annually depending on your subscription period), and again after any subsequent subscription period, your subscription will be automatically renewed for additional periods of the same duration as the initial subscription period at the Company’s then-current price for such subscription price you agreed to when subscribing. You agree that your Account will be subject to this automatic renewal feature unless you terminate your subscription prior to the end of your then-current subscription period. For example, if you signed up for an annual subscription to the Services on January 1st of a given year, you would need to terminate your subscription prior to December 31st of that year (according to Eastern Standard Time) in order for the termination to be effective for the then-current subscription term; otherwise, your subscription will be automatically renewed for additional subscription periods. If you do not wish your subscription to renew automatically, or if you want to change or terminate your subscription, please contact Company at ProConnect@DivorceForce.com 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 will not be eligible for a pro-rated refund of any portion of the subscription fee paid for the then-current subscription period. By subscribing, you authorize the Company to charge your method of payment now, and again at the beginning of any subsequent subscription period. Upon renewal of your subscription, if the Company does not receive payment, (i) you agree to pay all amounts due on your Account upon demand, and/or (ii) you agree that the Company may either terminate or suspend your subscription and continue to attempt to charge your method of payment 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).
You agree to indemnify and hold Company (and its officers, employees, and agents) harmless, including costs and lawyer’s fees, from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of (a) your use of, or inability to use, the Site or Services; (b) your violation of these Terms; (c) your violation of applicable laws or regulations; (d) your User Content; (e) your violation of any rights of another party, including any users; or (f) your interaction with any other user. Company reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims. You agree not to settle any matter without the prior written consent of Company. Company will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action or proceeding upon becoming aware of it.
7. THIRD-PARTY LINKS & ADS; OTHER USERS
7.1 Third-Party Links & Ads. The Site or Services may contain links to third-party websites and services, and/or display advertisements for third parties (collectively, “Third-Party Links & Ads”). Such Third-Party Links & Ads are not under the control of Company, and Company is not responsible for any Third-Party Links & Ads. Company provides access to these Third-Party Links & Ads only as a convenience to you, and does not review, approve, monitor, endorse, warrant, or make any representations with respect to Third-Party Links & Ads. You use all Third-Party Links & Ads at your own risk, and should apply a suitable level of caution and discretion in doing so. When you click on any of the Third-Party Links & Ads, the applicable third party’s terms and policies apply, including the third party’s privacy and data gathering practices. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction in connection with such Third-Party Links & Ads.
7.2 Other Users. Each user of the Site or Services is solely responsible for any and all of its own User Content. Because we do not control User Content, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for any User Content, whether provided by you or by others. We make no guarantees regarding the accuracy, currency, suitability, or quality of any User Content. Your interactions with other users of the Site or Services are solely between you and such users. You agree that Company will not be responsible for any loss or damage incurred as the result of any such interactions. If there is a dispute between you and any user of the Site or Services, we are under no obligation to become involved.
7.3 Release. You hereby release and forever discharge the Company (and our officers, employees, agents, successors, and assigns) from, and hereby waive and relinquish, each and every past, present and future dispute, claim, controversy, demand, right, obligation, liability, action and cause of action of every kind and nature (including personal injuries, death, and property damage), that has arisen or arises directly or indirectly out of, or that relates directly or indirectly to, the Site or Services (including any interactions with, or act or omission of, other users of the Site or Services or any Third-Party Links & Ads). If you are a California resident, you hereby waive California civil code Section 1542 in connection with the foregoing, which states: “a general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.”
You expressly acknowledge and agree that your use of the Site and Services is at your sole risk and that, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the Site and Services and any content, products, services or information provided by the Site or Services are provided on an “as-is” and “as available” basis, with all faults and without warranty of any kind, and company (and our suppliers) expressly disclaim any and all warranties and conditions of any kind, whether express, implied, or statutory, including all warranties and conditions with respect to the Site and Services and any content, products, services or information provided by the Site or Services either express, implied or statutory, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties and/or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, quiet enjoyment, accuracy, or non-infringement. We (and our suppliers) make no warranty that the Site or Services will meet your requirements, will be available on an uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free basis, or will be accurate, reliable, free of viruses or other harmful code, complete, legal, or safe. If applicable law requires any warranties with respect to the Site or Services, all such warranties are limited in duration to ninety (90) days from the date of first use. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
9. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
To the maximum extent permitted by law, in no event shall company (or our suppliers) be liable to you or any third party for any lost profits, lost data, costs of procurement of substitute products, or any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages arising from or relating to these terms or your use of, or inability to use, the Site or Services , however caused, whether based on breach of contract, tort (including negligence), proprietary rights infringement, product liability or otherwise, even if company has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Access to, and use of, the Site and Services is at your own discretion and risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your device or computer system, or loss of data resulting therefrom.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, our (and our suppliers’) liability to you for any damages arising from or related to these terms (for any cause whatsoever and regardless of the form of the action), will at all times be limited to a maximum of fifty us dollars (U.S. $50). The existence of more than one claim will not enlarge this limit. You agree that our suppliers will have no liability of any kind arising from or relating to these terms.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. The limitations of damages set forth above are fundamental elements of the basis of the bargain between company and you.
10. TERM AND TERMINATION
Subject to this Section, these Terms will remain in full force and effect while you use the Site or Services. You may terminate your Account at any time, for any reason, by following the instructions on the Site or Services or uninstalling the App. We may suspend or terminate your rights to use the Site and/or Services (including your Account) at any time for any reason at our sole discretion, including for any use of the Site or Services in violation of these Terms. Upon termination of your rights under these Terms, your Account and right to access and use the Site and Services will terminate immediately. You understand that any termination of your Account may involve deletion of your User Content associated with your Account from our live databases. Company will not have any liability whatsoever to you for any termination of your rights under these Terms, including for termination of your Account or deletion of your User Content. Even after your rights under these Terms are terminated, all provisions of these Terms which by their nature should survive, will survive, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, and limitations of liability.
11. COPYRIGHT POLICY
Company respects the intellectual property of others and asks that users of our Site and Services do the same. In connection with our Site 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 or 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 or 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:
- your physical or electronic signature;
- identification of the copyrighted work(s) that you claim to have been infringed;
- identification of the material on our services that you claim is infringing and that you request us to remove;
- sufficient information to permit us to locate such material;
- your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
- a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the objectionable material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or under the law; and
- 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 lawyer’s fees incurred by us in connection with the written notification and allegation of copyright infringement.
The designated Copyright Agent for Company is:
Designated Agent: Gregory C. Frank
Address of Agent: 54 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018
12.1 Changes. These Terms are subject to occasional revision, and if we make any substantial changes, we may notify you by sending you an e-mail to the last e-mail address you provided to us (if any), and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on our Site or Services. We will notify you of any changes to our Terms by posting the new Terms here: divorceforce.com/terms and updating the “Last Updated” date at the top of the Terms. You are responsible for providing us with your most current e-mail address. In the event that the last e-mail address that you have provided us is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to you the notice described above, our dispatch of the e- mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice of the changes described in the notice. Any changes to these Terms will be effective upon the earlier of thirty (30) calendar days following our dispatch of an e-mail notice to you (if applicable) or thirty (30) calendar days following our posting of notice of the changes on our Site or Services. These changes will be effective immediately for new users of our Site or Services. Continued use of our Site or Services following notice of such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.
12.2 Arbitration Agreement; Class Waiver; Waiver of Trial by Jury. Please read this Section (“Arbitration Agreement”) carefully. It is part of your contract with Company and affects your rights. It contains procedures for MANDATORY BINDING ARBITRATION AND A CLASS ACTION WAIVER.
(a) Applicability of Arbitration Agreement. All claims and disputes (excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable relief as set forth below) in connection with the Terms or the use of any product or service provided by the Company that cannot be resolved informally or in small claims court shall be resolved by binding arbitration on an individual basis under the terms of this Arbitration Agreement. Unless otherwise agreed to, all arbitration proceedings shall be held in English. This Arbitration Agreement applies to you and the Company, and to any subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, employees, predecessors in interest, successors, and assigns, as well as all authorized or unauthorized users or beneficiaries of services or goods provided under the Terms.
(b) Notice Requirement and Informal Dispute Resolution. Before either party may seek arbitration, the party must first send to the other party a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”) describing the nature and basis of the claim or dispute, and the requested relief. A Notice to the Company should be sent to: 54 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018. After the Notice is received, you and the Company may attempt to resolve the claim or dispute informally. If you and the Company do not resolve the claim or dispute within thirty (30) days after the Notice is received, either party may begin an arbitration proceeding The amount of any settlement offer made by any party may not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator has determined the amount of the award, if any, to which either party is entitled.
(c) Arbitration Rules. Arbitration shall be initiated through the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), an established alternative dispute resolution provider (“ADR Provider”) that offers arbitration as set forth in this section. If AAA is not available to arbitrate, the parties shall agree to select an alternative ADR Provider. The rules of the ADR Provider shall govern all aspects of the arbitration, including but not limited to the method of initiating and/or demanding arbitration, except to the extent such rules are in conflict with the Terms. The AAA Consumer Arbitration Rules (“Arbitration Rules”) governing the arbitration are available online at www.ADR.org or by calling the AAA at 1.800.778.7879. The arbitration shall be conducted by a single, neutral arbitrator. Any claims or disputes where the total amount of the award sought is less than Ten Thousand U.S. Dollars (US $10,000.00) may be resolved through binding non-appearance-based arbitration, at the option of the party seeking relief. For claims or disputes where the total amount of the award sought is Ten Thousand U.S. Dollars (US $10,000.00) or more, the right to a hearing will be determined by the Arbitration Rules. Any hearing will be held in a location within 100 miles of your residence, unless you reside outside of the United States, and unless the parties agree otherwise. If you reside outside of the U.S. the arbitrator shall give the parties reasonable notice of the date, time and place of any oral hearings. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. If the arbitrator grants you an award that is greater than the last settlement offer that the Company made to you prior to the initiation of arbitration, the Company will pay you the greater of the award or $2,500.00. Each party shall bear its own costs (including lawyer’s fees) and disbursements arising out of the arbitration and shall pay an equal share of the fees and costs of the ADR Provider.
(d) Additional Rules for Non-Appearance Based Arbitration. If non-appearance based arbitration is elected, the arbitration shall be conducted by telephone, online and/or based solely on written submissions; the specific manner shall be chosen by the party initiating the arbitration. The arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise agreed by the parties.
(e) Time Limits. If you or the Company pursue arbitration, the arbitration action must be initiated and/or demanded within the statute of limitations (i.e., the legal deadline for filing a claim) and within any deadline imposed under the AAA Rules for the pertinent claim.
(f) Authority of Arbitrator. If arbitration is initiated, the arbitrator will decide the rights and liabilities, if any, of you and the Company, and the dispute will not be consolidated with any other matters or joined with any other cases or parties. 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 AAA Rules, and the Terms. 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 the Company.
(g) Waiver of July Trial. THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY RIGHTS TO GO TO COURT AND HAVE A TRIAL IN FRONT OF A JUDGE OR A JURY, instead electing that all claims and disputes shall be resolved by arbitration under this Arbitration Agreement. Arbitration procedures are typically more limited, more efficient and less costly than rules applicable in a court and are subject to very limited review by a court. In the event any litigation should arise between you and the Company in any state or federal court in a suit to vacate or enforce an arbitration award or otherwise, YOU AND THE COMPANY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO A JURY TRIAL, instead electing that the dispute be resolved by a judge.
(h) Waiver of Class or Consolidated Actions. All claims and disputes within the scope of this Arbitration Agreement must be arbitrated or litigated on an individual basis and not on a class basis, and claims of more than one customer or user cannot be arbitrated or litigated jointly or consolidated with those of any other customer or user.
(i) Confidentiality. All aspects of the arbitration proceeding, including but not limited to the award of the arbitrator and compliance therewith, shall be strictly confidential. The parties agree to maintain confidentiality unless otherwise required by law. This paragraph shall not prevent a party from submitting to a court of law any information necessary to enforce this Agreement, to enforce an arbitration award, or to seek injunctive or equitable relief.
(j) Severability. If any part or parts of this Arbitration Agreement are found under the law to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, then such specific part or parts shall be of no force and effect and shall be severed and the remainder of this Arbitration Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.
(k) Right to Waive. Any or all of the rights and limitations set forth in this Arbitration Agreement may be waived by the party against whom the claim is asserted. Such waiver shall not waive or affect any other portion of this Arbitration Agreement.
(l) Survival. This Arbitration Agreement will survive the termination of your relationship with Company.
(m) Small Claims Court. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either you or the Company may bring an individual action in small claims court.
(n) Emergency Equitable Relief. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may seek emergency equitable relief before a state or federal court in order to maintain the status quo pending arbitration. A request for interim measures shall not be deemed a waiver of any other rights or obligations under this Arbitration Agreement.
(o) Claims Not Subject to Arbitration. Notwithstanding the foregoing, claims of defamation, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and infringement or misappropriation of the other party’s patent, copyright, trademark or trade secrets shall not be subject to this Arbitration Agreement.
(p) Courts. In any circumstances where the foregoing Arbitration Agreement permits the parties to litigate in court, the parties hereby agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Kings County, New York, for such purpose.
(q) Governing Law. These Terms and any action related thereto will be governed and interpreted by and under the laws of the State of New York, consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act, without giving effect to any principles that provide for the application of the law of another jurisdiction. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to these Terms.
12.3 Export. The Site and Services may be subject to U.S. export control laws and may be subject to export or import regulations in other countries. You agree not to export, reexport, or transfer, directly or indirectly, any U.S. technical data acquired from Company, or any products utilizing such data, in violation of the United States export laws or regulations.
12.4 Disclosures. Company is located at the address set forth below. If you are a California resident, you may report complaints to the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Product of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by contacting them in writing at 400 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.
12.5 Electronic Communications. The communications between you and Company use electronic means, whether you use the Site or Services or send us emails, or whether Company posts notices on the Site or Services or communicates with you via email. For contractual purposes, you (a) consent to receive communications from Company in an electronic form; and (b) agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that Company provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were be in a hardcopy writing. The foregoing does not affect your non-waivable rights.
12.6 Miscellaneous. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us regarding the use of the Site and Services. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. The word “including” means “including without limitation”. If any provision of these Terms is, for any reason, held to be invalid or unenforceable, the other provisions of these Terms will be unimpaired and the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed modified so that it is valid and enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by law. Your relationship to Company is that of an independent contractor, and neither party is an agent or partner of the other. These Terms, and your rights and obligations herein, may not be assigned, subcontracted, delegated, or otherwise transferred by you without Company’s prior written consent, and any attempted assignment, subcontract, delegation, or transfer in violation of the foregoing will be null and void. Company may freely assign these Terms. The terms and conditions set forth in these Terms shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon permitted assignees.
12.7 Force Majeure. Company shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting from causes outside its reasonable control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, war, terrorism, riots, embargos, acts of civil or military authorities, fire, floods, accidents, strikes or shortages of transportation facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials.
12.8 Copyright/Trademark Information. Copyright ©2015 DIVORCE FORCE LLC. All rights reserved. All trademarks, logos and service marks (“Marks”) displayed on the Site or Services are our property or the property of other third parties. You are not permitted to use these Marks without our prior written consent or the consent of such third party which may own the Marks.
12.9 Contact Information:
DIVORCE FORCE LLC
54 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018