Terms of Service
WHP Global TERMS OF SERVICE
Last updated: June 29, 2020
WH Buyer, LLC d/b/a WHP Global and/or its affiliated entities (collectively, “WHP,” “we,” “us” or “our”) make this website, mobile application, and other websites that display this Privacy Statement (collectively, this “Site”) available to you (“Customer”, “you”, or “your”) for your use subject to the terms and conditions in this Terms of Service Agreement (the “Agreement”).
By accessing or using this Site in any way, you agree to be bound by this Agreement. If you do not accept any of the terms of this Agreement and/or you do not meet or comply with its provisions, you may not use this Site. The disclaimers, terms, and conditions in this Agreement are of general application and may be supplemented by additional policies, procedures, disclaimers, guidelines, rules, terms, and conditions of specific application that we disclose.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS SUBJECT TO AN ARBITRATION PROVISION IN SECTION 9 OF THIS AGREEMENT, REQUIRING ALL CLAIMS TO BE RESOLVED BY WAY OF BINDING ARBITRATION. Please carefully review Section 9 of this Agreement for more information.
- WHP’s Rights in and to WHP Materials. This Site, our systems, our databases, and any and all other information, data, documents, materials, works and other content, devices, methods, processes, hardware, software and other technologies and inventions, including any technical or functional descriptions, requirements, plans, specifications, or reports, that are provided or used by WHP or any subcontractor engaged by WHP in connection with this Site or otherwise comprise or relate to this Site, the designs of each of the foregoing, and any and all intellectual property rights in the foregoing (collectively, the “WHP Materials”) shall at all times remain the exclusive property of WHP and its third-party licensors. Any third-party software included in this Site is licensed subject to the additional terms of the applicable third-party license.
- Grant of License. On the condition that you comply with all your obligations under this Agreement, and subject to additional terms of any third-party licenses applicable to third-party software included in this Site, we hereby grant to you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable, right to access and use this Site solely for your personal purposes. We reserve all rights not otherwise expressly granted by this Agreement. If you do not comply with this Agreement, we reserve the right to revoke any license granted in this Agreement and limit your access to this Site. Any use of this Site that exceeds the rights expressly granted in this Agreement is strictly prohibited and constitutes a violation of this Agreement, which may result in the termination of your right to access and use this Site. You are not acquiring any rights in or to the WHP Materials other than a non-exclusive right to access and use this Site solely in accordance with the term of this Agreement.
- Modification. We may discontinue or alter any aspect of this Site, restrict the time this Site is available, and restrict the amount of use permitted at our sole discretion and without prior notice or liability to you. We may also install bug fixes, updates, patches, and other upgrades to this Site without prior notice or liability to you. Your only remedy is to discontinue using this Site if you do not want a modification we make to this Site.
- Removal of Access. Your access to this Site is provided on a temporary basis with no guarantee for future availability. You agree that we may immediately suspend or terminate your access to this Site or any part thereof. Cause for such measures include, without limitation: (1) breach or violation of this Agreement or other incorporated agreements or guidelines; (2) discontinuance or material modification to this Site; (3) unexpected technical or security issues or problems; (4) extended periods of inactivity; or (5) your engagement in fraudulent or illegal activities. You further agree that such measures may be taken in our sole discretion and without liability to you or any third party.
- Defects and Availability. We use commercially reasonable efforts to maintain this Site, but we are not responsible for any defects or failures associated with this Site, any part thereof, any Feedback you provide, or any damages (such as consequential or indirect damages) that may result from any such defects or failures. This Site may be inaccessible or inoperable for any reason, including, without limitation: (1) equipment malfunctions; (2) periodic maintenance procedures or repairs which we may undertake from time to time; or (3) causes beyond our reasonable control or which we could not reasonably foresee. You understand that this Site is provided over the Internet, so the quality and availability of this Site may be affected by factors outside of our control. This Site is not intended to be available 100% of the time and we do not make any representations, warranties, or guarantees regarding the reliability or availability of this Site. We do not represent, warrant, or guarantee that this Site will always be completely free of human or technological errors. We will not be liable to you or any third party for damages or losses related to this Site being unavailable.
- Restrictions. You may not: (1) license, sublicense, sell, resell, transfer, assign, distribute, or otherwise commercially exploit or make available to any third party any portion of this Site in any way; (2) copy, modify, adapt, alter, translate, create derivative works, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to learn the source code, structure, or ideas upon which this Site is based; (3) use this Site or WHP IP to develop a competing service or product; (4) use any device, software, or routine intended to damage or otherwise interfere with the proper functioning of this Site, servers, or networks connected to this Site or take any other action that interferes with any other person’s use of this Site; (5) decrypt, transfer, create Internet links to this Site, or “frame” or “mirror” this Site on any other server or wireless or Internet-based device; (6) use or merge this Site or any component thereof with other software, databases, or Site not provided or approved by us; (7) circumvent or attempt to circumvent any electronic protection measures in place to regulate or control access to this Site; (8) use this Site for unlawful purposes; (9) develop, distribute, or sell any software or other functionality capable of launching, being launched from, or otherwise integrated with this Site; (10) use any bot, spider, or other automatic or manual device or process for the purpose of harvesting or compiling information on this Site for any reason; (11) access or attempt to access any other user’s account; (12) use any WHP IP made available through this Site in any manner that misappropriates any trade secret or infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, rights of publicity, or other proprietary right of any party; (13) introduce into this Site any virus, rogue program, Trojan horse, worm or other malicious or intentionally destructive code, software routines, or equipment components designed to permit unauthorized access to or disable, erase, or otherwise harm this Site, or perform any such actions; (14) introduce into this Site any back door, time bomb, drop dead device, or other software routine designed to disable a computer program automatically with the passage of time or under the positive control of an unauthorized person; (15) delete, modify, hack, or attempt to change or alter this Site, WHP Content, or notices on this Site; (16) connect to or access any WHP computer system or network other than this Site; or (17) impersonate any other person or entity to use or gain access to this Site. We reserve the right to investigate and prosecute violations of any of the above to the fullest extent of the law. We may involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who violate this Agreement.
Content and materials on this Site
- WHP Content. This Site may include or provide access to information, software, photos, videos, text, graphics, music, sounds, and other material or information provided by us or third parties (collectively, the “WHP Content”) that are protected by copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, or other intellectual property laws. You understand and agree that these rights in any WHP Content are valid and protected in all forms, media, and technologies existing now or developed in the future. You may not obscure or remove any proprietary rights notices contained in or on the WHP Content.
- User Content. This Site may allow you to upload, download, store, or transmit user-generated data or information, including personal information such as your name, photo, or contact details (“User Content”). By submitting User Content to this Site or by interacting with this Site through social media platforms (such as, for example, using a promoted hashtag), you grant WHP a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, assignable, sublicensable, perpetual right and license to use, copy, and display User Content in connection with WHP’s operation of this Site. You further grant WHP a nonexclusive, perpetual, assignable, sublicensable, worldwide, royalty-free right and license to use, copy, display, reproduce, modify, edit, adapt, publish, translate, display, distribute, sell, transfer, sublicense, create derivative works of, and compilations incorporating, User Content to provide benchmarking, performance improvement, marketing and advertising, and other lawful purposes in connection with the operation of WHP’s business, including without limitation as it relates to the design, manufacture, distribution, sale and/or promotion of any goods and/or services branded under any intellectual property owned by WHP. YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL EVALUATE AND BEAR ALL RISK RELATED TO THE USE OF, OR ANY ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH, USER CONTENT THAT YOU POST OR PROVIDE THROUGH THIS SITE. THE RESULTS OF ANY ACTIONS YOU TAKE BASED ON USER CONTENT, WHP CONTENT, OR OTHER CONTENT YOU FIND ON THIS SITE IS SOLELY YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for User Content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the transmission of any of User Content through this Site.
- User Content Restrictions. You may not upload, post, or transmit any User Content that: (1) would violate or infringe the proprietary, privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights of WHP or any third party; (2) is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, libelous, hateful, or harmful to any other person or entity; (3) violates any applicable law, statute, ordinance, or regulation; (4) puts in jeopardy the security of your account, WHP, or this Site; or (5) promotes or displays any of the following content: (a) pornography; (b) violence; (c) racial intolerance or advocacy against any individual, group, or organization; (d) profanity; (e) hacking or cracking; (f) illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia; (g) sale of alcohol, tobacco, or tobacco-related products; or (h) the sale of weapons or ammunition. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to pre-screen, review, flag, filter, modify, refuse, and remove any and all User Content. We cannot and do not assume any responsibility for your use or misuse of WHP Content, User Content, or any other information transmitted, monitored, stored, or received while using this Site. We reserve the right to amend or delete any WHP Content (along with the right to terminate or restrict use of or access to this Site) that in our sole discretion violates any of the above. By providing User Content via this Site, you further understand and agree that you do so at your own risk and that we are not responsible for the damage or loss of any such User Content. You agree that we are not liable for any legal violation caused by your use or misuse of WHP Content or other information transmitted, monitored, stored, or received while using this Site.
- Feedback. We welcome your comments, feedback, information, or materials regarding this Site or any of the Products (collectively, “Feedback”). Your Feedback will become our property upon your submission to us. By submitting your Feedback to us, you agree to assign, and hereby irrevocably assign to us, all right, title, and interest in and to the Feedback and all copyrights and other intellectual property rights embodied in such Feedback on a worldwide basis. We will be free to use, copy, distribute, publish and modify your Feedback on an unrestricted basis, without compensation to you. Moreover, you hereby assign or waive, as the case may be, any moral rights that you may have in or to the Feedback.
- Ownership of Intellectual Property. WHP or its licensors exclusively own all right, title and interest in and to this Site, the WHP Materials, the WHP Content, and Feedback, including but not limited to, all ideas, inventions, inferences, discoveries, source and object software code, developments, derivative works, enhancements, upgrades, fixes and patches, formats and processes, and all images, trademarks, service marks, logos and icons displayed or related therein or thereto (collectively, “WHP IP”). Except as expressly provided herein, you have no right, license, or authorization with respect to any of the WHP IP. You shall not assert any claims to the contrary or otherwise do anything inconsistent with the allocation of ownership herein, including, but not limited to, challenging the validity of the authorizations or any intellectual property rights granted herein. In the event you are ever deemed to be the owner of any of the WHP IP, you shall immediately take all necessary steps to evidence, transfer, perfect, vest, or confirm WHP’s right, title and interest in the WHP IP. WHP is not transferring or granting to you any right, title, or interest in or to (or granting you any license or other permissions in or to) any WHP IP. The sole exception of the foregoing reservation of rights is the limited, non-exclusive, and non-transferable authorization explicitly granted in Section 1.2, and which shall automatically terminate upon expiration or termination of this Agreement. Any unauthorized use of any WHP IP, whether owned by us or other parties, may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, privacy and publicity laws and communications regulations and statutes. Trademarks owned by third parties are the property of those respective third parties.
- Registration. Access to certain features on this Site may require you to be registered with us via a WHP-generated registration form. This form will require you to provide certain requested information, including personal information. Upon successful completion of this form, you will be provided with an account and login information including a username and password to successfully complete the registration process. You are the only person authorized to access and use your account. For more information about our collection of personal data about you in connection with account registration on this Site, please review our Privacy Statement.
- Unauthorized Use and Information Changes. You must immediately notify us if your registration information changes or you learn of or have reason to suspect any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your username and password. You also agree that you will provide truthful and accurate information during the registration process. We may refuse to grant you a particular username for any reason, including, without limitation, if we have reason to believe that such username impersonates someone else, is protected by trademark or other proprietary rights, or is vulgar or otherwise offensive.
- Storing Credentials. This Site may allow you to store your login credentials in your web browser so that you can be automatically logged in each time you access this Site. If someone else has access to your computer or web browser, the automatic login feature will allow that person to have access to your account. You are responsible for any damages to WHP or this Site resulting from unauthorized access to this Site from your account and we will have no liability to you or any third party for damages or loss related to such unauthorized access or use.
ACCESS THROUGH MOBILE DEVICES
- Mobile Use. Your contract with your mobile network provider (“Mobile Provider”) will continue to apply when accessing or using this Site on your mobile, handheld device (“Mobile Device”). You understand that your Mobile Provider may charge you fees for your use of its network connection Site while accessing or using this Site, for data downloading, e-mail, text messages, for roaming, and other Mobile Provider or third party charges. YOU ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL MOBILE PROVIDER FEES. Please review our Privacy Statement for more information on how we administer SMS text messaging, including details on how to opt-out.
- Additional Terms Applicable on the Android Market/Google Play. WHP and you both agree and acknowledge that neither Google Inc., nor any of its subsidiaries or affiliates (“Google”), are a party to this Agreement, and you will look to WHP for any recourse, and not Google. You agree to be bound by the then-current Android Market Terms of Site as found on Google’s website: http://www.google.com/mobile/android/market-tos.html and the Google Play Terms of Service: https://play.google.com/about/play-terms.html. You acknowledge that Google has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to this Site. To the extent there is a conflict between any of the terms contained herein and those set forth in either the Android Market Terms of Service or Google Play Terms of Service, the Android Market Terms of Service or Google Play Terms of Service, whichever is applicable, will prevail and govern.
- Additional Terms Applicable to iOS Devices. WHP and you both agree and acknowledge that neither Apple Inc., nor any of its subsidiaries or affiliates (“Apple”), are a party to this Agreement, and you will look to WHP for any recourse, and not Apple. You agree to be bound by the then-current Apple Media Service Terms and Conditions as found on Apple’s website: https://www.apple.com/ca/legal/internet-Site/itunes/ca/terms.html. You acknowledge that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to this Site. To the extent there is a conflict between any of the terms contained herein and those set forth in the Apple Media Service Terms and Conditions, the Apple Media Service Terms and Conditions will prevail and govern.
- This Section governs your purchase of products made available through this Site (each, a “Product”) and offered for sale directly from WHP through our network of authorized retailers, partners, licensors and fulfillment centers (collectively, “Partners”). All Products offered via this Site are subject to availability and prices for Products are subject to change without notice at any time. All orders for Products (each, an “Order”) placed by you are subject to acceptance by us and/or our Partners. Our Partners may sell direct to you from time-to-time. All Orders shall, at a minimum, identify the Products purchased, quantities, price, shipping costs, and taxes. Once placed by you, WHP will use commercially reasonable efforts to secure title to the Product from our Partner and determine the date and time for shipment. WHP reserves the right to cancel or refuse any Order for any reason at any time prior to shipment, including after an Order has been submitted, whether or not the Order has been confirmed. We may attempt to contact you if all or a portion of your Order is cancelled, or if additional information is needed to complete and accept your Order. Products may be made available for reservation and pre-order via this Site. If you pre-order a Product that is not yet available for sale, we may, depending on the offer, charge your credit card for the cost of the Product plus any applicable charges for taxes and shipping, and will ship you the Product once it is available.
- Product Purchasing. To purchase a Product, you will be required to provide information regarding your credit card or other payment instrument (“Payment Method”) to our third party e-commerce platform provider, Shopify, Inc., a PCI-DSS compliant e-commerce merchant services provider (“Provider”). You represent and warrant to WHP, our Partners, and our Provider that the information pertaining to your Payment Method is true and that you are an authorized user of the Payment Method. You hereby authorize us through our Provider to bill to your Payment Method in accordance with the terms of the Order for the Products you are purchasing. If any bank or other financial institution refuses to honor any payment of yours, we may charge you a fee up to the maximum amount permitted under applicable law and seek any other damages or remedies available. When providing a Payment Method, our Provider may allow you to keep such Payment Method on file in order to facilitate future Orders (WHP does not retain, store, or otherwise manage credit card information). If you want to use a different Payment Method than the one you signed up to use during registration or when you placed an Order, you may edit your Payment Method information by logging into your account management tools on this Site, which securely connects to our Provider. If your Payment Method expires and you do not edit your Payment Method information or cancel your account, we may reject your Order. If we do not reject your Order, you authorize us to charge you for any Product purchases you make, and you will remain responsible for any uncollected amounts.
- Taxes. You are responsible for, and agree to pay, all taxes, fees, and any other duties or surcharges set by any governmental agency or taxing authority. You agree to indemnify and hold WHP and our Partners harmless for any liability for taxes owed in connection with the sale of a Product.
- Billing Details. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to receive more detailed account history or billing information, if you believe there are any billing errors, or if you have any other questions related to your account history or bill. You must notify us at email@example.com or change your information via your online account immediately in the event of any change in your name, billing address, service address, email address, telephone number, credit or debit card, or other account information. You can dispute your account history or bill by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Unless otherwise provided by law, you must still pay any disputed charges until the dispute is resolved.
- Order Fulfillment. WHP does not guarantee shipping or delivery times and is not liable for the actions or conduct of our Partners or shipping carriers. A delayed delivery of any part of an Order does not entitle you to cancel other deliveries. WHP is not liable for failure to fulfill its obligations for any accepted Order or for delays in delivery due to causes beyond WHP’s, our Partner’s, or our shipping carrier’s reasonable control including, but not limited to, acts of God, natural or artificial disaster, riot, war, strike, delay by carrier, shortage of Product, acts or omissions of other parties, acts or omissions of civil or military authority, government priorities, changes in law, material shortages, fire, strikes, floods, epidemics, quarantine restrictions, acts of terrorism, delays in transportation or inability to obtain labor, materials or Products through its regular sources (“Force Majeure”). In the event of Force Majeure condition, WHP’s time for performance shall be extended for a period equal to the time lost as a consequence of the Force Majeure condition without subjecting WHP to any liability or penalty. WHP may, at its option, cancel the remaining performance, without any liability or penalty, by giving notice of such cancellation to you.
- Returns; Exchanges; and Refunds. Only Products originally purchased through this Site may be considered for return, refund, or exchange. To return a Product or request a refund or exchange, contact us at email@example.com. WHP does not offer returns or exchanges for all Products at all times and exclusions may apply. For example, occasionally we may designate certain Products as non-cancelable, non-returnable (“NC/NR”) and the sale of such Products shall be final. Products listed as NC/NR status are identified on this Site and via the Order acknowledgement.
- Limited Warranty. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED BY WHP OR OUR PARTNERS IN CONNECTION WITH A PRODUCT, WHP MAKES NO WARRANTIES REGARDING THE PRODUCTS AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS (WHETHER STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE) ARE EXCLUDED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IN PARTICULAR, WHP MAKES NO WARRANTY RESPECTING THE MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRODUCTS OR THEIR SUITABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS AND WARRANTIES AGAINST LATENT DEFECTS.
- Limitation of Liabilities. WHP SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUE, PROMOTIONAL OR MANUFACTURING EXPENSES, OVERHEADS, LOSS OF DATA, INJURY TO REPUTATION, PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE RELATED TO A PRODUCT OR AN ORDER. YOUR RECOVERY FROM WHP FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL NOT EXCEED THE LESSER OF THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR THE AFFECTED PRODUCT OR ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($00 USD) IRRESPECTIVE OF THE NATURE OF THE CLAIM, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, WARRANTY, OR OTHERWISE. You acknowledge that use of ANY Product is at your sole risk AND you agree that WHP is not liable, in whole or in part, for any claim or damage arising from your use of the Product. YOU WILL INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD WHP, OUR PARTNERS, AND OUR PROVIDER HARMLESS FROM ANY all claims, damages, losses, costs, expenses and liabilities arising out of or in connection with (a) YOUR PURCHASE AND USE OF THE PRODUCT AND COMPLIANCE WITH THE PRODUCT DESIGNS, SPECIFICATIONS, OR INSTRUCTIONS, (b) MODIFICATION OF A PRODUCT (INTENTIONAL OR UNINTENTIONAL), or (c) USE IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER PRODUCTS.
- Systems Representations. You represent that you shall, at all times during the term, procure, set up, maintain, and operate in good repair, at your sole cost and expense, all equipment, resources, technology, or systems, including computer hardware and equipment, any Internet access, third party software, and telecommunications Site, necessary for you to access and use this Site (collectively, the “Customer Systems”). You further represent that in connection with your Customer Systems, you shall employ all physical, administrative, and technical controls, screening and security procedures, and other safeguards necessary to securely administer the distribution and use of this Site, and protect against any unauthorized access to or use of this Site.
- Feedback Representations. In the event you provide any Feedback via this Site, you hereby make the following additional representations and warranties to us: (1) you are owner of such Feedback or otherwise have the right to grant us the licenses or assignments granted pursuant to this Agreement; (2) you have secured any and all consents necessary to provide the Feedback and to grant the foregoing licenses or assignments; (3) the Feedback does not violate the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, the intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights of any third party, and such Feedback does not contain any personally identifiable information about third parties in violation of such parties’ rights; (4) the use of any Feedback will not result in harm or personal injury to any third party; and (5) all factual information contained in the Feedback is true and accurate.
- Disclaimers of Warranty
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THIS SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE,” AND AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
WITHOUT LIMITATION, WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THIS SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, THAT USE OF THE FOREGOING WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, THAT THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE FOREGOING OR ANY INFORMATION OR CONTENT FOUND ON THIS SITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, THAT DEFECTS IN THE OPERATION OR FUNCTIONALITY OF THIS SITE WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT THIS SITE AND ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION FOUND ON THIS SITE WILL BE VIRUS-FREE, OR THAT THE QUALITY OF ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, OR OTHER MATERIALS OBTAINED THROUGH THIS SITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
ANY CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THIS SITE IS DONE AT YOUR SOLE RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. FURTHER, PLEASE NOTE THAT NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THIS SITE OR ANY PRODUCT WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY PROVIDED FOR IN THIS AGREEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Indemnity; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
- Indemnity. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless WHP, our officers, members, managers, employees, partners, and agents from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, demands, or expenses, including attorney’s fees and costs and expenses, arising out of or in any way connected with: (a) your use of this Site, (b) your violation of this Agreement, (c) any USER CONTENT you provide through this Site, (d) your violation of any law or the rights of any third party, and (e) your negligence or willful misconduct.
- Limitation of Liability. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL WHP BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT LOSSES OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THIS SITE, OR WITH THIS AGREEMENT, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THIS SITE. IN ANY EVENT, THE TOTAL MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT FOR THE USE OF ANY OR ALL PARTS OF THIS SITE IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER SHALL BE LIMITED TO ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00 USD).
- For California Residents. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT OR COULD OTHERWISE CLAIM THE PROTECTIONS OF CALIFORNIA LAW, YOU FURTHER EXPRESSLY WAIVE THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 1542 OF THE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE, WHICH READS AS FOLLOWS: "A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO THE 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 ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND SECTION 1542 OF THE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE, AND YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE AND RELINQUISH ALL RIGHTS AND BENEFITS UNDER THAT SECTION AND ANY LAW OF ANY JURISDICTION OF SIMILAR EFFECT WITH RESPECT TO YOUR RELEASE OF ANY CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST WHP.
Dispute Resolution and Governing Law, Jurisdiction and Costs
- Governing Law. This Agreement will be governed by and construed, interpreted, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without reference to its conflicts or choice of law principles. Any arbitration or court proceeding will take place in New York City, New York, and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state or federal courts in New York County, New York. You irrevocably submit and consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts.
- Dispute Resolution. To the extent feasible, the parties desire to resolve any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to your use of or access to this Site or WHP Materials, this Agreement or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation, or validity of this Agreement, including the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitration (a “Dispute”) through discussions and negotiations between each other. The parties agree to attempt to resolve any Disputes by negotiation with the other party (by phone, electronic correspondence, or written correspondence). If we are not able to resolve any Dispute ourselves, you and WHP agree to resolve such Dispute through confidential binding arbitration as set forth below.
- Binding Arbitration. If you and WHP are unable to resolve a Dispute through informal negotiations, either you or WHP may elect to have the Dispute (except those Disputes expressly excluded below) finally and exclusively resolved by binding arbitration. Any election to arbitrate by one party shall be final and binding on the other. The arbitration shall be commenced and conducted under the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) and, where appropriate, the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (“AAA Consumer Rules”) both of which are available at the AAA website www.adr.org. The determination of whether a Dispute is subject to arbitration shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act and determined by a court rather than an arbitrator. Your arbitration fees and your share of arbitrator compensation shall be governed by the AAA rules and, where appropriate, limited by the AAA Consumer Rules. The arbitration may be conducted in person, through the submission of documents, by phone or online. The arbitrator will make a decision in writing, but need not provide a statement of reasons unless requested by a party. The arbitrator must follow applicable law, and any award may be challenged if the arbitrator fails to do so. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement you and WHP may litigate in court to compel arbitration, stay proceeding pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator.
- Waiver of Rights. You hereby agree that you understand the consequences of agreeing to binding arbitration under this Section, including giving up any constitutional rights to have the Dispute determined by a court of law or by a jury and any right that you may have under Article 13 of the State Bar Act to have a trial de novo by a court after nonbinding arbitration of a dispute concerning fees or costs; that discovery of information in arbitration may be limited; and that the arbitration decision will be final and binding, except to the limited extent that judicial review might be available. ALL CLAIMS AND DISPUTES WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THIS AGREEMENT MUST BE ARBITRATED OR LITIGATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT ON A CLASS BASIS. CLAIMS OF MORE THAN ONE USER CANNOT BE ARBITRATED OR LITIGATED JOINTLY OR CONSOLIDATED WITH THOSE OF ANY OTHER USER.
- Term. This Agreement is effective upon your acceptance and will continue in full force until terminated by you or us. You may terminate this Agreement at any time by immediately discontinuing all access to this Site. Termination or cancellation of this Agreement will not affect any right or relief to which we may be entitled at law or in equity. We reserve the right to terminate this Agreement at any time and for any reason without prior notice to you. Further, you agree that we will not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination or suspension of your access to this Site or any part thereof.
- Independent Contractors. You understand and expressly agree that you and WHP are independent contractors and not agents or employees of the other party. Neither you nor WHP has any right, power, or authority to act or create any obligation, express or implied, on behalf of the other party.
- Consent to Do Business Electronically. We use and rely upon electronic records and electronic signatures for the execution and delivery of this Agreement and any other agreements, undertakings, notices, disclosures or other documents, communications or information of any type sent or received in accordance with this Agreement and in performing our obligations and exercising our rights under this Agreement. Neither you nor WHP will prevent or inhibit in any way the other party from printing, saving, or otherwise storing electronic records sent or otherwise made available to the other party. You agree not to contest the authorization for, or validity or enforceability of, electronic records and electronic signatures, or the admissibility of copies thereof, under any applicable law relating to whether certain agreements, files, or electronic records are to be in writing or signed by you to be bound thereby. You will bear your own costs and expenses in conducting business electronically, and will undertake all steps necessary, including software, hardware, and other equipment upgrades and purchases, in order to be able to conduct business electronically.
- Equitable Relief. You agree that breach of the provisions of this Agreement would cause irreparable harm and significant injury to us which would be both difficult to ascertain and which would not be compensable by damages alone. As such, you agree that we have the right to enforce the provisions of this Agreement by injunction (without necessity of posting bond), specific performance, or other equitable relief without prejudice to any other rights and remedies we may have for your breach of this Agreement.
- Privacy. We collect, store, and use data collected from you in accordance with our Privacy Statement.
- Entire Agreement. This Agreement and any hyperlinked policies and procedures constitute the entire agreement between you and WHP with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior agreements, both oral and written, with respect to the subject matter hereof. We may revise and update this Agreement from time to time, and will post the updated Agreement to the portal. UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED IN THE AMENDED VERSION OF THIS AGREEMENT, ANY CHANGES TO THIS AGREEMENT WILL APPLY IMMEDIATELY UPON POSTING. Although we are not obligated to provide you with notice of any changes, any changes to this Agreement will not apply retroactively to events that occurred prior to such changes. Your continued use of this Site will constitute your agreement to any new provisions within the revised Agreement.
- Waiver; Severability. Our failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not be deemed to be a waiver of our right to enforce them. If any term or provision of this Agreement will be held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the remaining terms and provisions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect, and such invalid, illegal, or unenforceable term or provision will be deemed not to be part of this Agreement.
- Assignment. You may not assign, transfer, or sell (voluntarily or by operation of law) your rights or obligations under this Agreement, nor delegate your duties hereunder to any other person, without our prior written consent. Any purported assignment without our consent will be void and will constitute a breach of this Agreement. We may assign this Agreement or delegate or subcontract our obligations under this Agreement at any time.
- Survival. The provisions of this Agreement that by their content are intended to survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement, including, without limitation, provisions governing ownership and use of intellectual property, representations, disclaimers, warranties, liability, indemnification, governing law, jurisdiction, venue, remedies, rights after termination, and interpretation of this Agreement, will survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement for their full statutory period.
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