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In resolving a claim for arbitration, the arbitrator shall apply Florida law consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act and applicable statutes of limitations, and shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law. In the event that the claimant is able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, R.O. Writer will pay as much of the claimant’s filing and hearing fees in connection with the arbitration as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive. If any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal (other than that claims will not be arbitrated on a class or representative basis), or otherwise conflicts with the rules and procedures established by JAMS, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting provision were not contained herein. If, however, the portion that is deemed invalid, unenforceable or illegal is that claims will not be arbitrated on a class, representative, or collective basis, or as a private attorney general on behalf of other persons similarly situated, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void, and neither claimant nor R.O. Writer shall be entitled to arbitrate their dispute. Upon filing a demand for arbitration, all parties to such arbitration shall have the right of discovery, which discovery shall be completed within sixty days after the demand for arbitration is made, unless further extended by mutual agreement of the parties. Disputes regarding the arbitrability of any claim shall be resolved by the arbitrator.
THE ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. YOU MAY NOT BRING ANY CLAIM AS A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ON BEHALF OF OTHER SIMILARLY SITUATED PERSONS. THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN THE CLAIMS OF OTHER PERSONS OR PARTIES WHO MAY BE SIMILARLY SITUATED. BY AGREEING TO THE ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES AS SET FORTH HEREIN, YOU AGREE THAT YOU ARE WAIVING YOUR RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL AND LIMITING YOUR RIGHT TO APPEAL. DO NOT USE THIS PLATFORM IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE FOREGOING BINDING ARBITRATION PROVISIONS.
R.O. WRITER CONTENT
Content on this Platform that is provided by R.O. Writer or its licensors, including certain graphics, photographs, images, screen shots, text, articles, digitally downloadable files, trademarks, logos, product and program names, slogans, and the compilation of the foregoing (“R.O. Writer Content”) is the property of R.O. Writer and its licensors, and is protected in the U.S. and internationally under trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property laws.
You agree not to download, display or use any R.O. Writer Content located on the Platform for use in any publications, in public performances, on websites other than this Platform for any other commercial purpose, in connection with products or services that are not those of R.O. Writer , in any other manner that is likely to cause confusion among consumers, that disparages or discredits R.O. Writer and/or its licensors, that dilutes the strength of R.O. Writer ‘s or its licensor’s property, or that otherwise infringes R.O. Writer ‘s or its licensors’ intellectual property rights. You further agree to in no other way misuse any R.O. Writer Content or third party content that appears on this Platform.
USE OF THE PLATFORM
The following requirements apply to your use the Platform: (a) you will not use any electronic communication feature of the Platform for any purpose that is unlawful, tortious, libelous, defamatory, harassing, abusive, obscene, vulgar, sexually explicit, intrusive on another’s privacy, or inappropriate with respect to race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, or other intrinsic characteristic; (b) you will not upload, post, reproduce, or distribute any information, software, or other material protected by copyright or any other intellectual property right (as well as rights of publicity and privacy) without first obtaining the permission of the owner of such rights; (c) you will not collect or store personal data about other users; (d) you will not use the Platform for any commercial purpose not expressly approved by R.O. Writer in writing; (e) you will not upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any advertising or promotional materials or any other form of solicitation or unauthorized communication; (f) you will not upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any material that contains viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs which might interrupt, limit, or interfere with the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.
R.O. Writer assumes no liability for any information removed from our Platform, and reserves the right to permanently restrict access to the Platform. For example, any information provided to click to chat/live chat participants is informational only and should not be relied on as the sole basis for making a decision with respect to products, services, or repairs. R.O. Writer and its subsidiaries, parents, related entities and affiliates are not liable for any information provided (and/or the consequences thereof) via a click to chat/live chat session. R.O. Writer does not endorse, verify, evaluate or guarantee any information provided by users and nothing shall be considered as an endorsement, verification or guarantee of any user content. You shall not create or distribute information, including but not limited to advertisements, press releases or other marketing materials, or include links to any sites which contain or suggest an endorsement by R.O. Writer without the prior review and written approval of R.O. Writer.
You agree to indemnify and hold R.O. Writer , its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, related entities and it and their officers, employees, and website contractors and each of their officers, employees and agents harmless from any claims, damages and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, related to your violation of these Terms, including the posting policy, or any violations thereof by your dependents or which arises from the use of user content you submitted, posted, or otherwise provided to R.O. Writer or this Platform.
ACCOUNTS, PASSWORDS, AND SECURITY
Certain areas of the Platform require registration or otherwise ask you to provide information to participate in certain features or access certain content. If you elect not to provide such information, you may not be able to access certain content or participate in certain features of the Platform, or any features at all. Users of the click to chat/live chat session should not provide personally identifiable information (such as date of birth, social security number, credit card number, or other payment information) to R.O. Writer during the click to chat/live chat. Any user who does so hereby does so at his or her own risk and agrees to release R.O. Writer and its subsidiaries and/or affiliates from any liability, damages, or causes of action relating thereto.
If the Platform requires you to create an account or otherwise submit information, you must complete the specified process by providing us with current, complete, and accurate information as requested by the applicable registration form. It is your responsibility to maintain the currency, completeness, and accuracy of your registration data, and any loss caused by your failure to do so is your responsibility. During the registration process, you will be asked to enter your name and valid e-mail address and choose a password. It is entirely your responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of your password and account. Additionally, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify R.O. Writer immediately of any unauthorized use of your account. You further agree not to email, post, or otherwise disseminate any user ID, password, or other information which provides you access to the Platform. R.O. Writer is not liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge, and is not responsible for any delay in shutting down your account after you have reported a breach of security to us.
REPRESENTATIONS, AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
R.O. Writer makes no representations about the reliability of the features of this Platform, the R.O. Writer Content, or any other Platform feature, and disclaims all liability in the event of any service failure. You acknowledge that any reliance on such material or systems will be at your own risk. R.O. Writer makes no representations regarding the amount of time that any R.O. Writer Content or other content will be preserved.
The Internet may be subject to breaches of security. R.O. Writer is not responsible for any resulting damage to any user’s device or computer from any such security breach, or from any virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer line failure or any other technical or other malfunction. You should also be aware that e-mail and other submissions over the Internet may not be secure, and you should consider this before e-mailing R.O. Writer any information or posting information to the Platform. R.O. Writer makes no representation or warranty whatsoever regarding the suitability, functionality, performance, availability or operation of the Platform. This Platform may be temporarily unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment.
THIS PLATFORM IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS, AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE MADE WITH RESPECT TO THIS PLATFORM OR ANY INFORMATION OR SOFTWARE THEREIN. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL R.O. WRITER, ITS PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES , RELATED ENTITIES, AND AGENTS, AND IT AND THEIR EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AND OWNERS (COLLECTIVELY “PAS”) BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (COLLECTIVELY, “DAMAGES”) THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS PLATFORM, NOR SHALL PASBE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES, ERRORS, DEFECTS, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE WHETHER OR NOT CAUSED BY EVENTS BEYOND PAS’ REASONABLE CONTROL, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS LINE FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THIS PLATFORM’S RECORDS, PROGRAMS, OR SERVICES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO A NEGLIGENT ACT, WILL PASOR ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, RELATED ENTITIES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OF ANY KIND THAT RESULTS FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE PLATFORM, EVEN IF PAS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR OTHER DAMAGES; AS A RESULT, THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU AND THE FOREGOING PARAGRAPH SHALL NOT APPLY TO A RESIDENT OF NEW JERSEY TO THE EXTENT DAMAGES TO SUCH NEW JERSEY RESIDENT ARE THE RESULT OF PAS’ NEGLIGENT, FRAUDULENT OR RECKLESS ACT(S) OR INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCT. ANY PRODUCTS AND/OR SERVICES DESCRIBED ON THE PLATFORM ARE OFFERED IN JURISDICTIONS WHERE THEY MAY BE LEGALLY OFFERED FOR SALE. THE INFORMATION ON THE PLATFORM IS NOT AN OFFER OR SOLICITATION BY ANYONE IN ANYONE IN ANY JURISDICTION IN WHICH AN OFFER OR SOLICITATION CANNOT LEGALLY BE MADE, OR TO ANY PERSON TO WHOM IT IS UNLAWFUL TO MAKE A SOLICITATION.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES, APPLICATIONS, AND SERVICES
This Platform may hyperlink to other third-party services, websites, applications, software, and other content from third-party providers such as social media partners, wireless carriers, and third-party software application developers (“Third-Party Services”). Third-Party Services are not maintained by or related to R.O. Writer. Hyperlinks are provided as a service to users and are not sponsored by or affiliated with this Platform or R.O. Writer, and R.O. Writer makes no representations or warranties about the content, completeness, or accuracy of those Third-Party Services. R.O. Writer is not responsible for the availability of such Third-Party Services, and does not endorse nor is responsible or liable for any content or other materials on or available from such Third-Party Services. Your use of the Third-Party Services may be subject to additional terms, including software license terms, of those third parties.
Both you and R.O. Writer acknowledge and agree that no partnership is formed and neither of you nor R.O. Writer has the power or the authority to obligate or bind the other. These Terms operate to the fullest extent permissible by law.
The failure of R.O. Writer to comply with these Terms because of an act of God, war, fire, riot, terrorism, earthquake, actions of federal, state or local governmental authorities or for any other reason beyond the reasonable control of R.O. Writer, shall not be deemed a breach of these Terms.
If R.O. Writer fails to act with respect to your breach or anyone else’s breach on any occasion, R.O. Writer is not waiving its right to act with respect to future or similar breaches.
These Terms constitute a binding agreement between you and R.O. Writer, as defined herein, and is accepted by you upon your use of the Platform or your account. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and R.O. Writer/PAS regarding the use of the Platform and your account. By using the Platform you represent that you are capable of entering into a binding agreement, and that you agree to be bound by these Terms.
(Last updated: 12.30.2019)