BlocDirect exists to propose a community designed to facilitate the buying and selling of real-estate apartment buildings. The platform has multiple components. These terms explain your rights and responsibilities when using BlocDirect. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also learn more at https://blocdirect.com/privacy.php. Thank you so much for choosing BlocDirect.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE TERMS INCLUDE A BINDING ARBITRATION PROVISION, INCLUDING A CLASS ACTION WAIVER. BY AGREEING TO BINDING ARBITRATION, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO LITIGATE DISPUTES THROUGH A COURT AND TO HAVE A JUDGE OR JURY DECIDE YOUR CASE.
1. Eligibility; Accounts. THE WEBSITE IS NOT AVAILABLE TO (A) ANY USERS PREVIOUSLY SUSPENDED OR REMOVED FROM THE WEBSITE BY BlocDirect OR (B) ANY PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 WHOSE REGISTRATION HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED BY A LEGAL PARENT OR GUARDIAN (OR, FOR SCHOOL ACCOUNTS, BY SCHOOL PERSONNEL AS PERMITTED UNDER THE TERMS).
1.1 General. By clicking the "I Agree" button or by otherwise using or registering an account for the Services, you represent that (i) you are a Canadian or US resident at least 18 years of age, or (ii) you are not a US or Canadian resident, and are of legal age of consent to open an account under the laws of your country of residence, or (iii) your use of the Services has been approved by your parent or legal guardian, or by your school or teacher for school use only. You also represent that you have not been previously suspended or removed from the Services by BlocDirect, and that your registration and your use of the Services is in compliance with any and all applicable laws.
1.2 Account. In order to use certain features of the Services, you must register for an account. You may be asked to provide a password in connection with your account. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You agree that the information you provide to BlocDirect, whether at registration or at any other time, will be true, accurate, current, and complete. You also agree that you will ensure that this information is kept accurate and up-to-date at all times. If you have reason to believe that your account is no longer secure (e.g., in the event of a loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure or use of your account ID or password), then you agree to immediately notify BlocDirect at email@example.com. You may be liable for the losses incurred by BlocDirect or others due to any unauthorized use of your Services account.
1.4 International Use. BlocDirect operates the Services in the United States and Canada. If you choose to access our Services from locations outside the United States and Canada, you consent to the collection, transmission, use, storage and processing of content and data (including your personal information) in the United States. You also agree to comply with and are solely responsible for ensuring compliance with all local laws, regulations, and rules in the jurisdiction in which you reside or access the Services, if and to the extent local laws are applicable to use of our Services. If you are under the age of 18, you confirm that you have received parental consent, if required in your jurisdiction, to open an account for Service and enter into these Terms. Unless we have entered into a separate, mutually executed written agreement with you that says otherwise, we do not represent that our Services are appropriate or available for use in jurisdictions outside the United States. The right to access and use the Services is not granted in jurisdictions, if any, where it may be prohibited, or where your use would render BlocDirect in violation of any applicable laws or regulations, including without limitation, Applicable Privacy Laws.
3. API Terms; Other guidelines.
3.1 API Terms. Users who utilize any of BlocDirect's application programming interfaces ("APIs") additionally agree to be bound by BlocDirect's API Terms of Service
3.2 Other Guidelines. When using the Services, you will be subject to any additional posted guidelines or rules applicable to specific services and features which may be posted from time to time (the "Guidelines"). All such Guidelines are hereby incorporated by reference into the Terms.
4. Modification of the Terms.
4.1 General. Upon opening an account, you accept the Terms in the form posted on our website. BlocDirect reserves the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of the Terms at any time. Please check the Terms and any Guidelines periodically for changes that are made after you open your account. Your continued use of the Services after the posting of changes constitutes your binding acceptance of such changes. For any material changes to the Terms, BlocDirect will make reasonable effort to provide notice to you of such amended Terms, such as by an email notification to the address associated with your account or by posting a notice on the Services, and such amended terms will be effective against you on the earlier of (i) your actual notice of such changes and (ii) thirty days after BlocDirect makes reasonable attempt to provide you such notice. However, changes addressing new functions for a service or changes made for legal reasons will be effective immediately. If you do not agree to the modified Terms, you must discontinue your use of the Services. Disputes arising under these Terms will be resolved in accordance with the version of the Terms in place at the time the dispute arose.
5. User Content License Grant
5.1 User Content and Ownership. BlocDirect may permit (a) the posting and/or publishing by you and other Users of notes, questions, comments, ratings, reviews, images, videos and other audio-visual materials and communications (collectively, "User Postings") and (b) the posting, creation, or modification by you and other users of computer code (including source code and object code) ("User Code") (User Postings and User Code, collectively, "User Content"). You understand that whether or not such User Content is published, BlocDirect does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any submissions. Consistent with Applicable Law, as between BlocDirect and you, you retain all ownership rights you have in any User Content you post or publish to the Services, and BlocDirect does not claim any ownership rights in or to such User Content. You acknowledge that are solely responsible for your User Content and the consequences of posting, creating, or publishing such User Content.
5.3 License Grant to Users.
(a) User Postings. By posting, submitting or distributing User Postings through the Services, you hereby grant to each User of the Services a non-exclusive license to access and use your User Postings in any manner permitted or made available by BlocDirect on or through the Services.
(b) User Code. By posting, submitting or distributing User Code through the Services, you hereby grant to each User of the Services a non-exclusive license to access, use, reproduce, and distribute your User Code as fully permitted under, and in accordance with the terms of, the MIT license (currently available at: the opensource license webpage) (the "MIT License")
(c) Downloadable Content. The Services may permit you to download mobile applications or certain digital educational content ("Downloadable Content"). Subject to your complete and ongoing compliance with all the terms and conditions set forth herein, BlocDirect grants you, a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to download, install, view and use the Downloadable Content, in object code form, on devices owned or controlled by you, solely for your personal, non-commercial purposes. You agree not to (i) modify or create derivative works of the Downloadable Content (ii) remove, disable, circumvent or otherwise create or implement any workaround to any copy protection, rights management, technical limitations or security features in or protecting the Downloadable Content, and (iii) remove any copyright and other proprietary notices on the Downloadable Content and all copies thereof.
5.4 Access to Your User Content. BlocDirect may permit Users to share their User Content with a select group of other Users, or make their User Content public for all (even non-Services users) to view. You acknowledge and agree that, although BlocDirect may provide certain features intended to allow you to restrict some User Content you create from others, BlocDirect does not guarantee that such User Content will never be accessible by others. In the event of unauthorized access, BlocDirect will use reasonable efforts to notify you pursuant to Section 15.1 below. BlocDirect HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO ANY RESTRICTED USER CONTENT.
5.5 User Content Disclaimer. You understand that when using the Services you will be exposed to User Content from a variety of sources, and that BlocDirect is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Content. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against BlocDirect with respect thereto. BlocDirect does not endorse any User Content or any opinion, recommendation or advice expressed therein, and BlocDirect expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Content.
6. Proprietary Materials; Licenses
6.1 Proprietary Materials. The Services are owned and operated by BlocDirect. The visual interfaces, graphics, design, compilation, information, computer code (including source code or object code), software, services, content, educational videos and exercises, and all other elements of the Services (the "Services Materials") are protected by Canadian and international copyright, patent, and trademark laws, international conventions, and other applicable laws governing intellectual property and proprietary rights. Except for any User Content provided and owned by Users and except as otherwise set forth in this Section, all Services Materials, and all trademarks, service marks, and trade names, contained on or available through the Services are owned by or licensed to BlocDirect, and BlocDirect reserves all rights therein and thereto not expressly granted by these Terms.
6.2 Intellectual property right. Except as otherwise indicated, any and all Content published on the Site or the Services is the exclusive property of BlocDirect. This property right is provided by Canadian and international copyright laws. All rights in respect of the Content are hereby expressly reserved. BlocDirect, its logo(s) and all other product or services names or slogans displayed on the Site and/or the Services are registered and/or common law trademarks of BlocDirect. Any violation of these Terms may result in a copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right infringement that may subject you to civil and/or criminal penalties. The look and feel of the Site and the Services, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts is the service mark, trademark, and/or trade dress of BlocDirect and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the express written permission of BlocDirect. You shall not copy, reproduce, make derivative works of, retransmit, sell, publish, communicate, broadcast, distribute, transmit, post, link, deep link, or otherwise modify any Content. Your further shall not: (a) Copy the Site and/or Services; (b) Post, publish or create derivative works based on the Site and/or the Services; (c) decompile or reverse engineer the Site or the Services or take any other action to discover the source code or underlying ideas or algorithm if any component thereof; (d) remove copyright notice, trade or service marks, brand names and the like from the Site and/or the Services or related documentation. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in the Terms may be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise.
6.3 Licensed Educational Content. BlocDirect may make available on the Services certain educational videos, exercises, and related supplementary materials that are owned by BlocDirect or its third-party licensors (the "Licensed Educational Content"). BlocDirect grants to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access and use the Licensed Educational Content as made available on the Services by BlocDirect solely for your personal, non-commercial purposes. Unless expressly indicated on the Services that a particular item of Licensed Educational Content is made available to Users under alternate license terms, you may not download, distribute, sell, lease, modify, or otherwise provide access to the Licensed Educational Content to any third party.
(a) Alternate Licenses. In certain cases, BlocDirect or its licensors may make available Licensed Educational Content under alternate license terms, such as a variant of the Creative Commons License (as defined below) (each, an "Alternate License"). Where expressly indicated as such on the Services, and subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms, the applicable Licensed Educational Content is licensed to you under the terms of the Alternate License. By using, downloading, or otherwise accessing such Licensed Educational Content, you agree to comply fully with all the terms and conditions of such Alternate License.
(b) Creative Commons License. Unless expressly otherwise identified on the Services with respect to a particular item of Licensed Educational Content, any reference to the "Creative Commons", "CC" or similarly-phrased license shall be deemed to be a reference to the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License (available at creativecommons.org/licenses/) (the "Creative Commons License").
6.4 Licensed Educational Code. BlocDirect may make available, or allow Users to create and make available, on or through the Services certain educational, user-readable source code in connection with the "Computer Science" modules or exercises available on the Services (the "Licensed Educational Code"). Unless otherwise indicated, all Licensed Educational Code is the property of BlocDirect or third-party licensors and, subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms, is licensed to you under the terms of the MIT License. By downloading or otherwise accessing such Licensed Educational Code, you agree to comply with all the terms of the MIT License.
6.5 Non-Commercial Use. The Licensed Educational Content and Licensed Educational Code are intended for personal, non-commercial use only. Without limiting the foregoing, and notwithstanding the terms of any Alternate License for such Licensed Educational Content, the Licensed Educational Content may not be used, distributed or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose, commercial advantage or private monetary compensation, unless otherwise previously agreed in writing by BlocDirect.
(a) Impermissible Uses. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the following are types of uses that BlocDirect expressly defines as falling outside of "non-commercial" use:
(i) the sale or rental of (1) any part of the Licensed Educational Content, (2) any derivative works based at least in part on the Licensed Educational Content, or (3) any collective work that includes any part of the Licensed Educational Content;
(ii) providing training, support, or editorial services that use or reference the Licensed Educational Content in exchange for a fee; and
(iii) the sale of advertisements, sponsorships, or promotions placed on the Licensed Educational Content, or any part thereof, or the sale of advertisements, sponsorships, or promotions on any website or blog containing any part of the Licensed Educational Material, including without limitation any "pop-up advertisements".
(b) Use Characterization. Whether a particular use of the Licensed Educational Content is "non-commercial" depends on the use, not the user. Thus, a use of the Licensed Educational Content that does not require that users pay fees and that does not provide an entity with a commercial advantage is "non-commercial," even if this use is by a commercial entity. Conversely, any use that involves charging users in connection with their access to the Licensed Educational Content is not "non-commercial," even if this use is by a non-profit entity. As an example, a for-profit corporation's use of the Licensed Educational Content for internal professional development or training of employees is permitted, so long as the corporation charges no fees, directly or indirectly, for such use. Conversely, as another example, a non-profit entity's use of the Licensed Educational Content in connection with an fee-based training or educational program is NOT "non-commercial" and is not permitted.
7. Proprietary Materials; Licenses
7.YOU AGREE NOT TO:
7.1 use the Services for any commercial use or purpose unless expressly permitted by BlocDirect in writing, it being understood that the Services and related services are intended for personal, non-commercial use only;
7.2 except as expressly permitted under Sections 5.3 and 6 of these Terms, rent, lease, loan, sell, resell, sublicense, distribute or otherwise transfer the licenses for any Services Materials;
7.3 post, upload, or distribute any defamatory, libelous, or inaccurate User Content or other content;
7.4 post, upload, or distribute any User Content or other content that is unlawful or that a reasonable person could deem to be objectionable, offensive, indecent, pornographic, harassing, threatening, embarrassing, distressing, vulgar, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or otherwise inappropriate;7.4 post, upload, or distribute any User Content or other content that is unlawful or that a reasonable person could deem to be objectionable, offensive, indecent,
7.5 use the Services in any manner that is harmful to minors, or in any manner that violates BlocDirect's Community Guidelines;
7.6 impersonate any person or entity, falsely claim an affiliation with any person or entity, or access the Services accounts of others without permission, or perform any other fraudulent activity;
7.7 delete the copyright or other proprietary rights notices on the Services or on any Licensed Educational Content, Licensed Educational Code, or User Content;
7.8 assert, or authorize, assist, or encourage any third party to assert, against BlocDirect or any of its affiliates or licensors any patent infringement or other intellectual property infringement claim regarding any Licensed Educational Content, Licensed Educational Code, or User Content you have used, submitted, or otherwise made available on or through the Services;
7.9 make unsolicited offers, advertisements, proposals, or send junk mail or spam to other Users of the Services (including, but not limited to, unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or other solicitation material, bulk mailing of commercial advertising, chain mail, informational announcements, charity requests, and petitions for signatures);
7.10 use the Services for any illegal purpose, or in violation of any local, state, national, or international law, including, without limitation, laws governing intellectual property and other proprietary rights, and data protection and privacy;
7.11 defame, harass, abuse, threaten or defraud Users of the Services, or collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about Users or third parties without their consent;
7.12 remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Services, Licensed Educational Content, Licensed Educational Code, or User Content, features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content accessible through the Services, or features that enforce limitations on the use of the Services, Licensed Educational Content, Licensed Educational Code, or User Content;
7.13 reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Services or any part thereof, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation;
7.14 modify, adapt, translate or create derivative works based upon the Services or any part thereof, except and only to the extent expressly permitted by BlocDirect herein or to the extent the foregoing restriction is expressly prohibited by applicable law; or
7.15 intentionally interfere with or damage operation of the Services or any user's enjoyment of it, by any means, including without limitation by participation in any denial-of-service type attacks or by uploading or otherwise disseminating viruses, adware, spyware, worms, or other malicious code.
8. Third-Party Sites, Products and Services; Links. The Services may include links or references to other web sites or services solely as a convenience to Users ("Reference Sites"). BlocDirect does not endorse any such Reference Sites or the information, materials, products, or services contained on or accessible through Reference Sites. ACCESS AND USE OF REFERENCE SITES, INCLUDING THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH REFERENCE SITES, IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
9. Term and Termination.
9.1 Term. These Terms shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Services unless your account is terminated as provided in these Terms, in which case you no longer have the right to use the Services.
9.2 Intellectual property right. BlocDirect, in its sole discretion, for any or no reason, and without penalty, may suspend or terminate any account (or any part thereof) you may have with BlocDirect or your use of the Services and remove and discard all or any part of your account, User profile, and User Content, at any time. BlocDirect may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing access to the Services, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Services or any account you may have, or portion thereof, may be affected without prior notice, and you agree that BlocDirect will not be liable to you or any third party for any such termination. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies BlocDirect may have at law or in equity. As discussed herein, BlocDirect does not permit copyright, trademarks, or other intellectual property infringing activities on the Services, and will terminate access to the Services, and remove all User Content or other content submitted, by any Users who are found to be repeat infringers.
9.3 Termination by You. Your only remedy with respect to any dissatisfaction with (i) the Services, (ii) any term of these Terms of Service, (iii) Guidelines, (iv) any policy or practice of BlocDirect in operating the Services, or (v) any content or information transmitted through the Services, is to terminate the Terms and your account. You may terminate these Terms at any time (prospectively only) by deleting your login account with the Services and discontinuing use of any and all parts of the Services.
9.4 Termination of School Personnel, Child and Student Accounts. Certain Users (e.g., Parent Users and School Personnel) may terminate these Terms with respect their account or to a Child or Student User account that was created by them or at their direction, as provided in this Section.
9.5 Responsibility for Pre-Termination activity. Termination of the Terms as to any User account will not limit BlocDirect's rights and remedies regarding any breach of these Terms occurring prior to such termination.
10. Representations and Warranties. You warrant, represent and agree that you will not provide any User Content or otherwise use the Services in a manner that (i) infringes, violates or misappropriates another's intellectual property rights, rights of publicity or privacy, or other rights; (ii) violates any international, federal, state or local law, statute, ordinance or regulation or which would render BlocDirect in violation of any applicable laws or regulations, including without limitation, Applicable Privacy Laws (collectively, "Applicable Law"); (iii) is harmful, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, or otherwise objectionable; or (iv) jeopardizes the security of your account or the Services in any way, such as allowing someone else access to your account or password or submitting User Content that contains viruses. Additionally, you represent, warrant and agree that (i) you possess all rights necessary to provide your User Content and grant Company the rights in these Terms; (ii) you will comply with Applicable Laws in connection with your use of the Service; and (iii), if you are School Personnel, you understand that you are solely responsible for providing notices and obtaining consents required by Applicable Laws for students to use the Services or to provide User Content, including compliance with the applicable provisions of FERPA and COPPA when using School Consent.
11. Indemnification. You agree, to the extent permissible under your state's laws, to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless BlocDirect, and its parent, successors, affiliated companies, contractors, officers, directors, employees, agents and its third-party suppliers, licensors, and partners ("BlocDirect Parties") from and against all losses, damages, liabilities, demands, judgments, settlements, costs and expenses of any kind (including legal fees and expenses), from any claim or demand made by any third-party relating to or arising out of (i) your access to, use or misuse of the Services; (ii) your breach or alleged breach of these Terms, or any violation of the Terms; (iii) any breach of the representations, warranties, and covenants made herein, whether by you; (iv) your failure to comply with Applicable Laws (including any failure to obtain or provide any necessary consent or notice); (v) the infringement by you or any third-party using your account of any intellectual property, privacy, or other right of any person or entity, including in connection with your User Content, or (vi) your breach or alleged breach of any interaction, agreement, or policy between you and any other Users. BlocDirect reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify BlocDirect, and you agree to cooperate with BlocDirect's defense of these claims. You agree not to settle any such matter without the prior written consent of BlocDirect. BlocDirect will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action, or proceeding upon becoming aware of it.
12. Disclaimers; No Warranties
12.1 No Warranties. THE WEBSITE, AND ALL DATA, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, WEBSITE MATERIALS, CONTENT (WHETHER OWNED OR LICENSED), USER CONTENT, REFERENCE SITES, SERVICES, OR APPLICATIONS MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE (THE "BlocDirect OFFERINGS"), ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE," AND "WITH ALL FAULTS" BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, BlocDirect PARTIES DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY, AVAILABILITY, QUIET ENJOYMENT, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM BlocDirect OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED HEREIN.
12.2 Content. BlocDirect, AND BlocDirect PARTIES, DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE OR ANY DATA, USER CONTENT, FUNCTIONS, OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, OR FREE OF ERRORS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, AND DO NOT WARRANT THAT ANY OF THE FOREGOING WILL BE CORRECTED. BlocDirect AND BlocDirect PARTIES MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT (1) BlocDirect OFFERINGS WILL (A) MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS, OR BE TO YOUR LIKING, OR (B) WILL BE TIMELY, SECURE, ACCURATE, FREE FROM ERRORS OR LOSS, OR UNINTERRUPTED, (2) THAT THE SERVICES ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR (3) THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED. SOME FEATURES MAY BE NEW OR EXPERIMENTAL AND MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TESTED IN ANY MANNER.
12.3 Harm to Your Computer. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE, ACCESS, DOWNLOAD, OR OTHERWISE OBTAINING OF CONTENT, WEBSITE MATERIALS, SOFTWARE, OR DATA THROUGH THE WEBSITE (INCLUDING THROUGH ANY API'S) IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTY (INCLUDING YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM) OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS THEREFROM.
12.4 Limitations by Applicable Law. SOME STATES OR OTHER JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE AND JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.
13. Limitation of Liability and Damages.
13.1 Limitation of Liability. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, WILL BlocDirect OR BlocDirect PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, RELIANCE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY UNSUCCESSFUL COURT ACTION OR LEGAL DISPUTE, LOST BUSINESS, LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY OR NON-PECUNIARY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER) EVEN IF BlocDirect OR A BlocDirect PARTIES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING (i) TO THE TERMS; (ii) YOUR USE OF (OR INABILITY TO USE) THE WEBSITE OR BlocDirect OFFERINGS, OR (iii) ANY OTHER INTERACTIONS WITH BlocDirect OR ANY THIRD-PARTY THROUGH OR IN CONNECTION WITH BlocDirect OFFERINGS, INCLUDING OTHER USERS. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH CASES, BlocDirect'S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
13.2 Limitation of Damages. IN NO EVENT WILL BlocDirect'S OR BlocDirect PARTIES' TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR YOUR INTERACTION WITH OTHER WEBSITE USERS (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), WARRANTY, OR OTHERWISE), EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO BlocDirect, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THE WEBSITE DURING THE TWELVE MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE OF THE CLAIM OR ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100), WHICHEVER IS GREATER.
13.3 Basis of the Bargain. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT BlocDirect HAS OFFERED THE WEBSITE AND ENTERED INTO THE TERMS IN RELIANCE UPON THE DISCLAIMERS AND THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH HEREIN, THAT THE DISCLAIMERS AND THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH HEREIN REFLECT A REASONABLE AND FAIR ALLOCATION OF RISK BETWEEN YOU AND BlocDirect, AND THAT THE DISCLAIMERS AND THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH HEREIN FORM AN ESSENTIAL BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND BlocDirect. BlocDirect WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THE WEBSITE TO YOU ON AN ECONOMICALLY REASONABLE BASIS WITHOUT THESE LIMITATIONS.
13.4 User Interactions and Release.
(a) User Disputes. BlocDirect is not responsible for the actions, content, information or data of other third parties, including other Users. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Services, and any other parties with whom you interact through the Service. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline interaction with any other person. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to become involved in any way with these disputes.
(b) Release. If you have a dispute with one or more Users, you release us (and BlocDirect Parties) from all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes, including damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, privacy or data. If you are a California resident, you waive your rights under California Civil Code §1542, which says: "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 settlement with the debtor." And, if you are not a California resident, you waive your rights under any applicable statutes of a similar effect, to the fullest extent permissible under applicable law.
14. Proprietary Materials; Licenses
14.1 Notice. BlocDirect may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the Terms, by email, regular mail, postings on the Services, or other reasonable means. Notice will be deemed given twenty-four hours after email is sent, unless BlocDirect is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, we may give you legal notice by mail to a postal address, if provided by you through the Services. In such case, notice will be deemed given three days after the date of mailing. Notices posted on the Services are deemed given 30 days following the initial posting. Any notices directed to BlocDirect shall be sent by first class Canada Post to BlocDirect at 101-1749 Claire-Bonenfant, Quebec, CA, G2K 0N4 and also via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
14.2 Waiver. The failure of BlocDirect to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Any waiver of any provision of the Terms will be effective only if in writing and signed by BlocDirect.
14.3 Governing Law. The Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Quebec, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law that would cause the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction.
14.4 Dispute Resolution and Arbitration. PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS. BY AGREEING TO BINDING ARBITRATION, YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO LITIGATE DISPUTES THROUGH A COURT AND TO HAVE A JUDGE OR JURY DECIDE YOUR CASE.
(a) Generally. In order to expedite and control the cost of disputes, BlocDirect and you agree that any legal or equitable claim, dispute, action or proceeding arising from or related to your use of the Services or these Terms ("Dispute") will be resolved as follows to the fullest extent permitted by law.
(b) Notice of Dispute. In the event of a Dispute, you or BlocDirect must give the other a written statement that sets forth the name, address, and contact information of the party giving it, the facts giving rise to the Dispute, and a proposed solution (a "Notice of Dispute"). You must send any Notice of Dispute by first class Canada Post to BlocDirect at 101-1749 Claire-Bonenfant, Quebec, CA, G2K 0N4 and also via e-mail to email@example.com. BlocDirect will send any Notice of Dispute to you by first class Canada Post to your address if BlocDirect has it, or otherwise to your e-mail address. You and BlocDirect will attempt in good faith to resolve any Dispute through informal negotiation within sixty (60) days from the date the Notice of Dispute is sent. After sixty (60) days, you or BlocDirect may commence arbitration.
(c) Binding Arbitration. Any Dispute which has not been resolved by negotiation as provided herein within sixty (60) days or such time period as you and BlocDirect may otherwise agree, shall be finally resolved by binding arbitration as described in this Section 14.4. You are giving up the right to litigate (or participate in as a party or class member) all Disputes in court before a judge or jury. Instead, all Disputes will be resolved before a neutral arbitrator, whose decision will be final except for a limited right of appeal under the Federal Arbitration Act. The place of arbitration shall be City of Quebec, Quebec. Any court with jurisdiction over the parties may enforce the arbitrator's award.
(d) Class Action Waiver. Any proceedings to resolve or litigate any Dispute in any forum will be conducted solely on an individual basis. Neither you nor BlocDirect will seek to have any Dispute heard as a class action or in any other proceeding in which either party acts or proposes to act in a representative capacity. No arbitration or proceeding will be combined with another without the prior written consent of all parties to all affected arbitrations or proceedings.
(e) Arbitration Procedures Any arbitration will be conducted by JAMS under the JAMS Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures ("JAMS Rules") in effect at the time the Dispute is filed. You may request a telephonic or in-person hearing by following the JAMS Rules. In a dispute involving $10,000 or less, any hearing will be telephonic unless the arbitrator finds good cause to hold an in-person hearing instead. To the extent the forum provided by JAMS is unavailable, BlocDirect and you agree to select a mutually agreeable alternative dispute resolution service and that such alternative dispute resolution service shall apply the JAMS Rules. The arbitrator may award the same damages to you individually as a court could. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief to you only individually, and only to the extent required to satisfy your individual claim.
(f) Arbitration Fees. Whoever files the arbitration will pay the initial filing fee. If BlocDirect files, then BlocDirect will pay; if you file, then you will pay unless you get a fee waiver under the applicable arbitration rules. Each party will bear the expense of that party's attorneys, experts, and witnesses, and other expenses, regardless of which party prevails, but a party may recover any or all expenses from another party if the arbitrator, applying applicable law, so determines.
(g) Filing Period. To the extent permitted by law, any Dispute under these Terms must be filed within one (1) year in an arbitration proceeding. The one-year period begins when the events giving rise to the Dispute first occur. If a Dispute is not filed within one year, it is permanently barred.
(h) Venue. In the event that any Dispute cannot be resolved by binding arbitration in accordance with this Section 14.4, you agree that such Dispute will be filed only in the state or federal courts in and for Quebec City, Quebec, and each of you and BlocDirect hereby consent and submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such action. Notwithstanding this, BlocDirect shall still be allowed to apply for injunctive or other equitable relief to protect or enforce its intellectual property rights in any court of competent jurisdiction.
14.5 Severability. If any provision of the Terms or any Guidelines is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be limited or eliminated from the Terms to the minimum extent necessary and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
14.6 Assignment. The Terms and related Guidelines, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you without BlocDirect's prior written consent, but may be assigned by BlocDirect without consent or any restriction. Any assignment attempted to be made in violation of the Terms shall be null and void.
14.7 Survival. Upon termination of the Terms, any provision which, by its nature or express terms should survive, will survive such termination or expiration, including, but not limited to, Sections 2, 4 through 6, 7.1, 7.4, 7.5, and 9 through 14.
14.8 Headings. The heading references herein are for convenience purposes only, do not constitute a part of the Terms, and will not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof.
14.10 Disclosures. The Services are hosted in the Canada, and the services provided hereunder are offered by BlocDirect: 101-1749 Claire-Bonenfant, Quebec, CA, G2K 0N4; firstname.lastname@example.org.
14.11 Notice Regarding Apple. You acknowledge that these Terms are between you and BlocDirect only, not with Apple, and Apple is not responsible for the Services and the content thereof. Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Services. In the event of any failure of the Services to conform to any applicable warranty, then you may notify Apple and Apple will refund the purchase price for the applicable mobile application to you, if any; and, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple has no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the Services. Apple is not responsible for addressing any claims by you or any third party relating to the Services or your possession and/or use of the Services, including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the Services fail to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation. Apple is not responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any third-party claim that the Services or your possession and use of the Services infringes that third party's intellectual property rights. You agree to comply with any applicable third-party terms, when using the Services. Apple, and Apple's subsidiaries, are third-party beneficiaries of these Terms, and upon your acceptance of the Terms, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce the Terms against you as a third party beneficiary of the Terms. You hereby represent and warrant that (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a Canadian Government embargo, or that has been designated by the Canadian Government as a "terrorist supporting" country; and (ii) you are not listed on any Canadian Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
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