1. INFORMATION COLLECTION PRACTICES
a. Traffic Data. VF automatically gathers information of the sort that browsers automatically make available, including: (i) IP addresses; (ii) domain servers; (iii) types of computers accessing the Website; and (iv) types of Web browsers accessing the Website (collectively " Traffic Data"). Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify You.
c. Web Beacons. "Web Beacons" (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags or web bugs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to Cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users or to access Cookies. Unlike Cookies which are stored on the user’s computer hard drive, Web Beacons are embedded invisibly on web pages (or in e-mail). Web Beacons may be used to deliver or communicate with Cookies, to count users who have visited certain pages and to understand usage patterns. For additional information on VF’s uses of Web Beacons, see the section concerning Information Use and Disclosure Practices/Traffic Data and Information Gathered Using Cookies & Web Beacons, below.
d. Mobile Device Data. When users download, install and use the Applications on their mobile phone or other wireless telecommunications device, VF may automatically gather information, including without limitation, carrier providers, a unique device identifier, geo-location information (if allowed by the user), the types of mobile devices accessing the Application, and the types of operating systems accessing the Applications (collectively, " Mobile Device Data"). A unique device identifier is a string of alphanumeric characters (similar to a serial number) used to uniquely identify and distinguish each mobile phone or other wireless communications device. Location services can be enabled or disabled at anytime, through the mobile device settings. VF may use Mobile Device Data to understand usage patterns and to improve the Applications. For additional information on VF’s uses of Mobile Device Data, see the section concerning Information Use and Disclosure Practices/Traffic Data and Information Gathered Using Cookies, Web Beacons, and Mobile Device Data, below.
e. Personal Information. VF may ask you to provide certain information related to You ("Personal Information"). Personal Information includes, without limitation"Contact Data" (personally identifiable information about You, such as Your name and email addressThe Personal Information you provide is used for such purposes as allowing you to set up a user account and profile, providing the Website and/or Applications and related services, monitoring and improving the content and usage of the Website and/or Applications, communicating with you about new features and other news, and any other purpose for which the information was collected. We may also draw upon this Personal Information in order to adapt the Website and/or Applications to your needs, to research the effectiveness of our Website and/or Applications, and to develop new tools for our members.
You are under no obligation to provide Personal Information, however, not providing this information may prevent You from using certain features of the Services.
f. Third Party Services. If you create an account using Your login/ID from a Third Party Service, like Facebook, VF will use Your login/ID to access and collect the information that Your privacy settings on that Third Party Service permits VF to access so that VF can create Your account.
2. INFORMATION USE AND DISCLOSURE PRACTICES
a. Traffic Data and Information Gathered Using Cookies, Web Beacons & Mobile Device Data.
VF analyzes Traffic Data and information gathered using Cookies, Web Beacons and Mobile Device Data to help VF better understand who is using the Website and/or Applications and how they are using the Website and/or Applications. By identifying patterns and trends in usage, VF is able to better design the Website and Applications to improve Your experience, and to serve You more relevant and interesting content and advertisements. From time to time, VF may release Traffic Data and information gathered using Cookies, Web Beacons and Mobile Device Data in the aggregate, such as by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the Website. In addition, VF may share Traffic Data and Mobile Device Data and information gathered using Cookies and Web Beacons with: (1) third-party analytics companies so that such third-parties may help VF better understand who is using the Website and/or Applications and how they are using the Website and/or Applications; (2) service providers so that we can personalize, provide and improve our Services to Your use and interests.
b. Personal Information
3. Contact Data. VF uses Your Contact Data to send You information about VF and VF’s products and services, and to contact You when necessary in connection with the Services.
4. Demographic Data. VF uses Your Demographic Data to customize and tailor Your experience on the Website and/or Applications. As with Traffic Data and Mobile Device Data and information gathered using Cookies and Web Beacons, from time to time VF may release or share Demographic Data with third parties in anonymous form and/or in the aggregate, for industry analysis, research, demographic profiling and other similar purposes
a. Other Disclosure Practices
5. EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS FROM VIRTUAL FOUNDATIONS
In providing the Services, You may receive periodic email communications from VF regarding the Services, which are part of the Services and which You cannot opt out of receiving.
6. SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
VF has implemented and maintains reasonable security procedures and practices designed to protect against the unauthorized access, use, modification, destruction or disclosure of Your Personal Information, however, despite these efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. In the event that Your Personal Information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, VF will promptly notify You if Your Personal Information has been compromised as required by applicable law.
7. USER ABILITY TO ACCESS, UPDATE, AND CORRECT PERSONAL INFORMATION
If You have an account, You can access and modify Your Personal Information through Your account, at any time. If you completely delete all such information You will not be able to access or use the Website and/or Applications correctly. If You would like VF to delete Your Personal Information from its system, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a request that we delete Your Personal Information from its database. VF will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor Your request; however, VF may retain an archived copy of Your records as required by law or for other legitimate business purposes.
VF wants Your Personal Information to be complete and accurate. By using the Website and/or Applications, You represent and warrant that all information You provide on any registration form or otherwise in connection with Your use of the Website and/or Applications and Services will be complete and accurate, and that You will update that information as necessary to maintain its completeness and accuracy. To confirm the completeness and accuracy of, or make changes to, Your Personal Information, please visit Your personal profile.
8. THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES/APPLICATIONS
10. CHILDREN'S PRIVACY
VF does not solicit or knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If VF obtains actual knowledge that it has collected personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13, VF will promptly delete such information from its database.
11. INTERNATIONAL USERS
3. CHANGES TO AGREEMENT
VF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THIS AGREEMENT AT ANY TIME UPON NOTICE TO YOU, TO BE GIVEN BY: (I) THE POSTING OF A NEW VERSION; AND/OR (II) A CHANGE NOTICE ON THE WEBSITE OR APPLICATION. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO REVIEW THIS AGREEMENT PERIODICALLY. You will be deemed to have agreed to any such modification or amendment by Your decision to continue using the Services following the date in which the modified or amended Agreement is posted.
BY USING THE SERVICES, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AND ARE OTHERWISE LEGALLY QUALIFIED TO ENTER INTO AND FORM CONTRACTS UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. This Agreement is void where prohibited.
Subject to Your compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, VF grants You a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, revocable, non-transferable license to use the Services through the Website or by downloading and installing our Applications. THE SERVICES ARE FOR YOUR PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE. The Services, including the Website and the Applications, or any portion thereof, may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, modified, sold, resold, distributed, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without the express written consent of VF. Except as expressly set forth herein, this Agreement grants You no rights in or to the intellectual property of VF or any other party. The license granted in this section is conditioned on Your compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. In the event that You breach any provision of this Agreement, Your rights under this section will immediately terminate.
When accessing the Services through the Applications that were downloaded from an app store or app distribution platform, such as the Apple App Store or Google Play, (the “App Provider”), You acknowledge and agree that: (a) this Agreement are concluded between us, and not with the App Provider, and that we are solely responsible for the Applications (not the App Provider); (b) the App Provider has no obligation to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Applications; (c) in the event of any failure of the Applications to conform to any applicable warranty, (i) you may notify the App Provider and the App Provider will refund the purchase price for the Applications to you (if applicable), (ii) to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the App Provider will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the Applications, and (iii) any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty will be our responsibility; (d) the App Provider is not responsible for addressing any claims you have or any claims of any third party relating to the Applications or your possession and use of the Applications, including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the app fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation; (e) in the event of any third party claim that the Applications or your possession and use of that Applications infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, we will be responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim to the extent required by this Agreement; (f) the App Provider, and its subsidiaries, are third party beneficiaries of this Agreement as it relates to your license of the Applications, and that, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the App Provider will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce this Agreement as related to your license of the Applications against you as a third party beneficiary thereof; and (g) you must also comply with all applicable third party terms of service when using the Applications.
6. THE SERVICE DOES NOT PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OR ADVICE; NO DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP
Joornal provides the Services for informational purposes only. THE SERVICES DO NOT CONTAIN OR CONSTITUTE, AND SHOULD NOT BE INTERPRETED AS, ADVICE OR OPINION. Joornal is not a medical or counseling professional, and Joornal does not provide medical or counseling services or render medical or counseling advice. The Services are not a substitute for the advice of a medical or counseling professional, and the information made available on or through the Services should not be relied upon when making medical decisions, or to diagnose or treat a physical or mental medical or health condition. If you require medical or counseling advice or services, You should consult a medical or counseling professional. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES DOES NOT CREATE A HEALTH PROFESSIONAL-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND JOORNAL.
7. RELIANCE ON THIRD-PARTY CONTENT
Opinions, advice, statements, or other information, including, without limitation, journaling templates, made available by means of the Services by third parties, are those of their respective authors, and should not necessarily be relied on. Such authors are solely responsible for such content. VF DOES NOT: (I) GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY THIRD-PARTY INFORMATION ON THE SERVICE; OR (II) ADOPT, ENDORSE OR ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT MADE BY A THIRD-PARTY BY MEANS OF THE SERVICES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL VF BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE RESULTING FROM YOUR RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OR OTHER CONTENT POSTED ON THE SERVICES OR TRANSMITTED TO OR BY ANY THIRD-PARTY. You also understand that by accessing and using the Services, You may encounter information, materials and subject matter that You or others may deem offensive, or objectionable. You agree to use the Services at Your sole risk and that VF and its affiliates, partners, suppliers and licensors shall have no liability to You for information, material or subject matter that is found to be offensive, indecent, or objectionable.
8. RISK ASSUMPTION
YOU KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL RISK WHEN USING THE WEBSITE, APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES. YOU, ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF, YOUR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES AND YOUR HEIRS, HEREBY VOLUNTARILY AGREE TO RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE, HOLD HARMLESS, DEFEND AND INDEMNIFY VF AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, REPRESENTATIVES, SUBLICENSEES, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, ACTIONS OR LOSSES FOR BODILY INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, WRONGFUL DEATH, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF SERVICES OR OTHER DAMAGES OR HARM, WHETHER TO YOU OR TO THIRD PARTIES, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES.
9. USER INFORMATION; PASSWORD PROTECTION
You will also be asked to provide a user name and password in connection with Your use of certain of the Services. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your password. You may not use the account, user name, or password of any other Member at any time. You agree to notify VF immediately of any unauthorized use of Your account, user name, or password. VF shall not be liable for any loss that You incur as a result of someone else using Your password, either with or without Your knowledge. You may be held liable for any losses incurred by VF, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives due to someone else’s use of Your account or password.
10. PREMIUM VERSIONS OF THE WEBSITES AND/OR APPLICATIONS
VF offers certain premium versions of the Websites, Applications or Services (the “Premium Services”) in exchange for the payment of fees. The Premium Services provide you access to certain enhanced features and functionality (e.g., premium graphs and analysis, an ad-free browsing experience, etc.). By signing up for and using the Premium Services, you agree to pay any fees due for and incurred by you in your usage of the Premium Services.
When you sign up for the Premium Services, you must designate and provide information about your preferred payment method (“Payment Method”). You may switch to a different Payment Method or update your information by visiting the “Settings” page within the Websites and Applications.
You may elect to make payment for the Premium Services on a monthly or annual subscription basis. All fees due for the Premium Services are payable in advance. Fees due for the Premium Services will be billed automatically to the Payment Method at the start of the monthly or annual subscription period, as applicable, and will auto-renew until you elect to cancel your access to Premium Services. The subscription renewal fees will be the same as the initial charges unless you are otherwise notified in advance. You expressly authorize us to charge your Payment Method for the appropriate fees charged for the Premium Services and for any other purchases you elect to make via VF.
We will administer and apply payments you transmit for the Premium Services via the online billing mechanisms of any of our affiliated websites and third party providers in a timely and commercially reasonable manner.
We reserve the right to terminate your access to a Premium Service for any nonpayment of associated charges. If you want to discontinue a Premium Service, then you must cancel that Premium Service per applicable cancellation procedure set out here. The cancellation of a Premium Service will go into effect at the end of your current billing cycle, and you will have the same level of access to the Premium Service through the remainder of such billing cycle. For example, if you are billed on a monthly subscription basis and cancel during a given month, you will be charged for the entirety of that month and maintain access to the Premium Services through the end of that month. ALL PURCHASES OF PREMIUM SERVICES ARE FINAL, AND NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN FOR UNUSED PORTIONS OF ANY PREMIUM SERVICES UPON TERMINATION OR CANCELATION.
We reserve the right to increase fees charged for the Premium Services or to institute new fees at any time upon reasonable notice posted in advance on the Websites and/or Applications. Your only remedy regarding the increase of fees or imposition of new fees in connection with the Premium Services is to cancel the Premium Services per the cancellation procedure set out above.
11. CONSENT TO RECEIVE EMAIL FROM VF
In providing the Services, You may receive periodic email communications regarding the Services, new product offers and information regarding the Services, which are part of the Services and which You cannot opt out of receiving. You will not receive solicitations from Joornal.
12. THIRD-PARTY SERVICES
13. USER CONTENT
"User Content" is any content, materials or information (e.g., any text, information, and other content and material) that You enter by means of, the Services, whether in connection with Your use of Website, Application. You represent and warrant that, when using the Website, Applications and Services, You will obey the law and respect the intellectual property rights of others. Your use of the Website and Services is at all times governed by and subject to laws regarding copyright ownership and use of intellectual property generally. You agree not to upload, post, transmit, display, perform or distribute any content, information or other materials in violation of any third party’s copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights. YOU SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY VIOLATIONS OF ANY LAWS AND FOR ANY INFRINGEMENTS OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS CAUSED BY YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES. YOUR BEAR THE SOLE BURDEN OF PROVING THAT CONTENT, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIALS DO NOT VIOLATE ANY LAWS OR THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS.
14. OBJECTIONABLE CONTENT
You represent and warrant that you shall not use the Services to upload any content, information or materials that: (a) are libelous, defamatory, abusive, or threatening, excessively violent, harassing, obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, or pornographic; (b) constitute child pornography; (c) solicit personal information; (d) incite, encourage or threaten physical harm against another; (e) promote or glorify racial intolerance, use hate and/or racist terms, or signify hate towards any person or group of people; (f) glamorize the use of hard core illegal substances and drugs; (g) advertise or otherwise solicit funds or constitute a solicitation for goods or services; (h) violate any provision of this Agreement or any other VFagreement, guidelines or policy; or (i) is generally offensive or in bad taste, as determined by VF (collectively, "Objectionable Content"). VF DISCLAIMS ANY PERCEIVED, IMPLIED OR ACTUAL DUTY TO MONITOR THE CONTENTS OF THE SERVICES AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR INFORMATION PROVIDED HEREON. Without limiting any of its other remedies, VF reserves the right to terminate Your use of the Services or Your uploading of Objectionable Content. VF, in its sole discretion, may delete any Objectionable Content from its servers. VF intends to cooperate fully with any law enforcement officials or agencies in the investigation of any violation of this Agreement or of any applicable laws.
15. PROHIBITED USES
VF imposes certain restrictions on Your use of the Services. You represent and warrant that you will not: (a) "stalk" or otherwise harass any person, or contact any person who has requested not to be contacted; (b) provide false, misleading or inaccurate information to VF; (c) impersonate, or otherwise misrepresent affiliation, connection or association with, any person or entity; (d) harvest or otherwise collect information about VF users, including email addresses and phone numbers; (e) use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent, or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars, or intelligent agents) to harvest or otherwise collect information from the Website for any use, including without limitation use on third-party websites; (f) access content or data not intended for You, or log onto a server or account that You are not authorized to access; (g) attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Services, the Website, the Applications, or any associated system or network, or breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (h) interfere or attempt to interfere with the use of the Website, the Applications or the Services by any other user, host or network, including, without limitation by means of submitting a virus, overloading, "flooding," "spamming," "mail bombing," or "crashing"; (i) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or in any uploading or posting to, or transmission, display, performance or distribution by means of, the Services; (j) attempt to modify, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise reduce or attempt to reduce to a human-perceivable form any of the source code used by the VF Parties in providing the Website or Applications. Any violation of this section may subject You to civil and/or criminal liability.
16. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
You acknowledge and agree that the Applications and all intellectual property rights associated therewith are, and shall remain, the property of VF. Furthermore, You acknowledge and agree that the source and object code of the Applications and the format, directories, queries, algorithms, structure and organization of the Applications are the intellectual property and proprietary and confidential information of VF and its affiliates, licensors and suppliers. Except as expressly stated in this Agreement, You are not granted any intellectual property rights in or to the Applications by implication, estoppel or other legal theory, and all rights in and to the Applications not expressly granted in this Agreement are hereby reserved and retained by VF.
The Applications may utilize or include third party software that is subject to third party license terms ("Third Party Software"). You acknowledge and agree that Your right to use such Third Party Software as part of the Applications is subject to and governed by the terms and conditions of the third party license applicable to such Third Party Software. In the event of a conflict between the terms of this Agreement and the terms of such third party licenses, the terms of the third party licenses shall control with regard to Your use of the relevant Third Party Software.
VF, Joornal.Geneca.com, m-joornal.geneca.com and the Joornal logo (collectively, the "VF Marks") are trademarks or registered trademarks of VF. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics, logos and domain names appearing on the Services may be the trademarks of third-parties. Neither Your use of the Services, nor this Agreement, grant You any right, title or interest in or to, or any license to reproduce or otherwise use, the VF Marks or any third-party trademarks, service marks, graphics, logos or domain names. You agree that any goodwill in the VF Marks generated as a result of Your use of the Services will inure to the benefit of VF, and You agree to assign, and hereby do assign, all such goodwill to VF. You shall not at any time, nor shall You assist others to, challenge VF’s right, title, or interest in or to, or the validity of, the VF Marks.
c. Copyrighted Materials; Copyright Notice
All content and other materials available through the Website and Services, including without limitation the Joornal logo, design, text, graphics, and other files, and the selection, arrangement and organization thereof, are either owned by VF or are the property of VF’s licensors and suppliers. Except as explicitly provided, neither Your use of the Services nor this Agreement grant You any right, title or interest in or to any such materials.
d. DMCA Policy
If you have evidence, know, or have a good faith belief that your rights or the rights of a third party have been violated and you want VF to delete, edit, or disable the material in question, you must provide VF with all of the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works; (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringed or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit VF to locate the material; (d) information reasonably sufficient to permit VF to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted; (e) a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. For this notification to be effective, you must provide it to VF’s designated agent at:
17. DISCLAIMERS; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
a. NO WARRANTIES.
VF, ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND ITS THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS, HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES. THE WEBSITE, APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE." TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, VF, ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND ITS THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS, EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. NEITHER VF NOR ITS THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS WARRANTS THAT THE WEBSITE, APPLICATIONS OR THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, THAT THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE, APPLICATIONS OR THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.
b. YOUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE; BACKUP OF DATA
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. YOU WILL NOT HOLD VF OR ITS THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS, AS APPLICABLE, RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE TO ANY OF YOUR COMPUTERS OR DATA. THE WEBSITE, APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES MAY CONTAIN BUGS, ERRORS, PROBLEMS OR OTHER LIMITATIONS.
IMPORTANTLY, YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT A CATASTROPHIC SERVER FAILURE OR OTHER EVENT COULD RESULT IN THE LOSS OF ALL OF THE DATA RELATED TO YOUR ACCOUNT. YOU AGREE AND UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO BACKUP YOUR DATA TO YOUR PERSONAL COMPUTER OR EXTERNAL STORAGE DEVICE AND TO ENSURE SUCH BACKUPS ARE SECURE.
c. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THE LIABILITY OF VF AND ITS THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS IS LIMITED. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL VF OR ITS THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR CONFIDENTIAL OR OTHER INFORMATION, LOSS OF PRIVACY, COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, FAILURE TO MEET ANY DUTY INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION OF GOOD FAITH OR OF REASONABLE CARE, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHERWISE, REGARDLESS OF THE FORESEEABILITY OF THOSE DAMAGES OR OF ANY ADVICE OR NOTICE GIVEN TO VF OR ITS THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, APPLICATIONS OR SERVICES. THIS LIMITATION SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE OUT OF BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY OR FORM OF ACTION. ADDITIONALLY, THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF VF AND ITS THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS TO YOU UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES WILL BE $50.00. YOU AGREE THAT THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY REPRESENTS A REASONABLE ALLOCATION OF RISK AND IS A FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN VF AND YOU. THE WEBSITE, APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS.
THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, WAIVERS AND LIMITATIONS DO NOT IN ANY WAY LIMIT ANY OTHER DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES OR ANY OTHER LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IN THIS AGREEMENT, ANY OTHER AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND VF OR BETWEEN YOU AND ANY OF VF’S THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, WAIVERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. UNLESS LIMITED OR MODIFIED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS, WAIVERS AND LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED, EVEN IF ANY REMEDY FAILS ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. VF’S THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS ARE INTENDED THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARIES OF THESE DISCLAIMERS, WAIVERS AND LIMITATIONS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICES OR OTHERWISE SHALL ALTER ANY OF THE DISCLAIMERS OR LIMITATIONS STATED IN THIS SECTION.
18. YOUR REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
You represent and warrant that Your use of the Website, Applications and Services will be in accordance with this Agreement and any other VF policies and guidelines, and with any applicable laws or regulations.
19. INDEMNITY BY YOU
Without limiting any indemnification provision of this Agreement, You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless VF and its officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, representatives, sublicensees, successors, assigns, and Third-Party Service Providers (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") from and against any and all claims, actions, demands, causes of action and other proceedings (collectively, " Claims"), including but not limited to legal costs and fees, arising out of or relating to: (i) Your breach of this Agreement, including without limitation any representation or warranty contained in this Agreement; (ii) Your access to or use of the Website, Applications or Services; (iii) Your provision to VF or any of the Indemnified Parties of information or other data; (iv) Your violation or alleged violation of any foreign or domestic, federal, state or local law or regulation; or (v) Your violation or alleged violation of any third party’s copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
The Indemnified Parties will have the right, but not the obligation, to participate through counsel of their choice in any defense by You of any Claim as to which You are required to defend, indemnify or hold harmless the Indemnified Parties. You may not settle any Claim without the prior written consent of the concerned Indemnified Parties.
20. GOVERNING LAW; JURISDICTION AND VENUE
This Agreement, including without limitation this Agreement's interpretation, shall be treated as though this Agreement were executed and performed in Chicago, Illinois and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to its conflict of law principles. ANY CAUSE OF ACTION BY YOU ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE SERVICES, OR THIS AGREEMENT MUST BE INSTITUTED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION AROSE OR BE FOREVER WAIVED AND BARRED. ALL ACTIONS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN ABOVE. The language in this Agreement shall be interpreted in accordance with its fair meaning and not strictly for or against either party.
a. Requirement of Arbitration.
You agree that any dispute, of any nature whatsoever, between You and VF arising out of or relating to this Agreement, shall be decided by neutral, binding arbitration in Chicago, Illinois (unless You and VF mutually agree to a different location and arbitrator), who shall render an award in accordance with the substantive laws of Illinois. A final judgment or award by the arbitrator may then be duly entered and recorded by the prevailing party in the appropriate court as final judgment. The arbitrator shall award costs (including, without limitation, the reasonable attorney’s fees) to the prevailing party.
b. Remedies in Aid of Arbitration; Equitable Relief.
This agreement to arbitrate will not preclude You or VF from seeking provisional remedies in aid of arbitration, including without limitation orders to stay a court action, compel arbitration or confirm an arbitral award, from a court of competent jurisdiction. Furthermore, this agreement to arbitrate will not preclude You or VF from applying to a court of competent jurisdiction for a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction, or other interim or conservatory relief, as necessary. THE PROPER VENUE FOR ANY ACTION PERMITTED UNDER THIS SUBSECTION REGARDING “EQUITABLE RELIEF” WILL BE THE FEDERAL AND STATE COURTS LOCATED IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS; THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE ANY OBJECTION TO THE VENUE AND PERSONAL JURISDICTION OF SUCH COURTS.
a. Termination; Survival
Either party may terminate this Agreement and its rights hereunder at any time, for any or no reason at all, by providing to the other party notice of its intention to do so in accordance with this Agreement. This Agreement shall automatically terminate in the event that You breach any of this Agreement’s representations, warranties or covenants. Such termination shall be automatic, and shall not require any action by VF. Upon termination, all rights, licenses and obligations created by this Agreement will terminate, except that Sections 1-4, 6-13, 16-30 will survive any termination of this Agreement.
b. Effect of Termination
Any termination of this Agreement automatically terminates all rights and licenses granted to You under this Agreement, including all rights to use the Website, Applications and Services. Subsequent to termination, VF reserves the right to exercise whatever means it deems necessary to prevent Your unauthorized use of the Website, Applications and Services, including without limitation technological barriers such as IP blocking and direct contact with Your Internet Service Provider.
c. Legal Action
If VF, in VF’s discretion, takes legal action against You in connection with any actual or suspected breach of this Agreement, VF will be entitled to recover from You as part of such legal action, and You agree to pay, VF’s reasonable costs and attorneys’ fees incurred as a result of such legal action. The VF Parties will have no legal obligation or other liability to You or to any third party arising out of or relating to any termination of this Agreement.
All notices required or permitted to be given under this Agreement must be in writing. VF shall give any notice by email sent to the most recent email address, if any, provided by You to VF. You agree that any notice received from VF electronically satisfies any legal requirement that such notice be in writing. YOU BEAR THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF ENSURING THAT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS ON FILE WITH VF IS ACCURATE AND CURRENT, AND NOTICE TO YOU SHALL BE DEEMED EFFECTIVE UPON THE SENDING BY VF OF AN EMAIL TO THAT ADDRESS. You shall give any notice to VF by means of: (1) U.S. mail, postage prepaid, to Virtual Foundations, 1 Tower Lane – Suite 200, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, 60181; or (2) email to: email@example.com. Notice to VF shall be effective upon receipt of notice by VF.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between VF and You concerning Your use of the Services. This Agreement may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of VF or by the unilateral amendment of this Agreement by VF and by the posting by VF of such amended version. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. VF may assign or transfer this Agreement at any time, with or without notice to You. This Agreement and all of Your rights and obligations hereunder will not be assignable or transferable by You without the prior written consent of VF. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns. You and VF are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture or employee-employer relationship is intended or created by this Agreement. Except for the VF Parties and the Indemnified Parties as and to the extent set forth in Sections 18, 21, 25 and 28(c), and VF’s licensors and suppliers as and to the extent expressly set forth in Section 23, there are no third-party beneficiaries to this Agreement. You acknowledge and agree that any actual or threatened breach of this Agreement or infringement of proprietary or other third party rights by You would cause irreparable injury to VF and VF’s licensors and suppliers, and would therefore entitle VF or VF’s licensors or suppliers, as the case may be, to injunctive relief. The headings in this Agreement are for the purpose of convenience only and shall not limit, enlarge, or affect any of the covenants, terms, conditions or provisions of this Agreement.