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NOTICE REGARDING LIABILITY, ARBITRATION, AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER
These terms contain important information regarding limitations of our liability, your indemnification obligations, the law governing, and mandatory dispute resolution procedures related to, your application and/or participation in the Event(s). These terms also include a class action waiver and require binding arbitration on an individual basis to resolve disputes, rather than lawsuits in court and jury trials.
Certain Products and Services available on or through this Site are available only to persons who have purchased or subscribed to them under a paid or trial subscription agreement with Company (the “Subscribers”) or persons evaluating the Products and/or Services.
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Third Party Products. In addition to the Products and/or Services offered by Company, this Site also advertises, offers, or makes available information, products and/or services provided by third parties (collectively, the “Third Party Products”). Third Party Products are governed by separate agreements or licenses with those third parties. Company offers no guarantees and assumes no responsibility or liability of any type with respect to the Third Party Products, including any liability resulting from incompatibility between Third Party Products and the products and/or services provided by Company. You agree that you will not hold Company responsible or liable with respect to the Third Party Products or seek to do so.
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- Any rights granted to you by Company constitute a license and not a transfer of title.
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User Conduct. In using the Site, including all Third Party Content, Products and Services available through the Site, you agree as follows:
- not to disrupt or interfere with any other user’s use or enjoyment of the Site or affiliated or linked sites
- not to upload or otherwise transmit through the Site any viruses or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files
- not to create a false identity
- not to use or attempt to use another’s account, password, services, or systems to access the Site
- not to use any high volume or automated mechanisms (including, without limitation, robots, spiders, offline readers, harvesting bots or other mechanism) to retrieve, download, store, mine or reproduce the Site or its contents
- not to attempt to download and/or transmit any content which you are not authorized to transmit and/or infringes on any third party’s rights, including, without limitation, the Third Party Content
- not to disrupt or interfere with the security of, or otherwise cause harm to, the Site, or any Products and Services, Site Materials, Third Party Content, system resources, accounts, passwords, servers, or networks connected to or accessible through the Site or any affiliated or linked sites
- not to post any content that libels, defames, invades privacy, or is indecent, obscene, pornographic, abusive, threatening, illegal, solicits or engages in gambling.
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Use and Protection of Account Number and Password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any of your Site related account numbers, account names, and/or passwords.
WARRANTIES AND DISCLAIMERS. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED OTHERWISE IN A WRITTEN AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND COMPANY, THIS SITE, AND ALL SITE MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, PERFORMANCE, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR THE WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE SITE MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (ii) THE SITE MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, ALWAYS AVAILABLE, OR ERROR-FREE; (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES WILL BE EFFECTIVE, ACCURATE, OR RELIABLE; (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY SITE MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES PURCHASED OR ACCESSIBLE BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS; AND (v) ANY ERRORS IN THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OBTAINED FROM OR USED THROUGH THE SITE, OR ANY DEFECTS IN THE SITE, THE SITE MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES, WILL BE CORRECTED.
THIS SITE COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL OR OTHER MISTAKES, INACCURACIES, OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. COMPANY MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THE SITE MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, AND/OR SERVICES AT THIS SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE PRICES AND DESCRIPTIONS OF ANY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES LISTED HEREIN, AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. THE SITE MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, AND/OR SERVICES AT THIS SITE MAY BE OUT OF DATE, AND COMPANY MAKES NO COMMITMENT TO UPDATE SUCH SITE MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, AND/OR SERVICES. YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT (i) COMPANY DOES NOT CONTROL, ENDORSE, OR ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY CONTENT, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES OFFERED AND/OR PERFORMED BY THIRD PARTIES THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTY VENDORS OR THOSE ACCESSIBLE THROUGH LINKS ON THE SITE; (ii) COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER ABOUT ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES, THEIR THIRD PARTY CONTENT, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES; (iii) ANY DEALINGS YOU MAY HAVE WITH SUCH THIRD PARTIES ARE AT YOUR OWN RISK; AND (iv) COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONTENT, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES OFFERED AND/OR PERFORMED BY THIRD PARTIES.
SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY MAY LAST, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. TO THE EXTENT PERMISSIBLE, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED TO NINETY (90) DAYS.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL COMPANY, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, ATTORNEYS, EMPLOYEES, PARTNERS, LICENSORS, OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INJURIES AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR SUCH DAMAGES ARE FORESEEABLE, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE, THE SITE MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES, THE STATEMENTS OR ACTIONS OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, ANY DEALINGS WITH VENDORS OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES, ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, ANY INFORMATION THAT IS SENT OR RECEIVED OR NOT SENT OR RECEIVED, ANY FAILURE TO STORE OR LOSS OF DATA, FILES, OR OTHER CONTENT, ANY SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE THAT ARE DELAYED OR INTERRUPTED, OR ANY WEB SITE REFERENCED OR LINKED TO FROM THIS SITE. YOU AGREE THAT COMPANY’S LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF ANY KIND OF LEGAL CLAIM IN ANY WAY CONNECTED TO THIS SITE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO COMPANY FOR THE USE OF THE SITE.
SOME JURISDICTIONS PROHIBIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, THE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS SET FORTH ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Arbitration. Company is committed to customer satisfaction, so if you have a problem or dispute, we will try to resolve your concerns. But if we are unsuccessful, you or we may pursue claims as explained in this section.
You and Company agree that any and all Claims will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that you and we may assert Claims on an individual basis in small claims court if they qualify. This includes any Claims you assert against us, our subsidiaries, or any companies offering Products and/or Services through us (which are beneficiaries of this arbitration agreement).
Arbitrations will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its rules, including the AAA Consumer Rules. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA’s rules, except as provided in this section. You will not be responsible for paying any other fees for the arbitration, other than the filing fee; all other fees or expenses charged by AAA will be paid by Company (unless the arbitrator finds that either the substance of your Claim or the relief sought is frivolous or brought for an improper purpose). Further, if AAA determines that you are unable to pay any part of the filing fee, then Company will pay that part too.
Any and all proceedings to resolve Claims will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated, or representative action. The arbitrator will have authority to decide issues as to the scope of this arbitration agreement and the arbitrability of Claims. If for any reason a Claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, you and Company each waive any right to a jury trial.
To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your Claim(s) to “SXSW: General Counsel,” at CT Corporation System, 1999 Bryan Street, Suite 900, Dallas, TX, 75201. If we request arbitration against you, we will give you notice at the email address or street address you have provided. The AAA’s rules and filing instructions are available at www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879. This arbitration agreement shall be governed by and enforced in accordance with the Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law. An arbitration decision may be confirmed by any court with competent jurisdiction.
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Export Control Laws; Notice to U.S. Government Users. The export and re-export of Company Products and/or Services are controlled by the United States Export Administration Regulations, and such Products and/or Services may not be exported or re-exported to any country to which the United States embargoes goods. In addition, Company Products and/or Services may not be distributed to persons on the Table of Denial Orders, the Entity List, or the List of Specially Designated Nationals. By using, installing, and/or downloading any Company Product or Service you are certifying that, no matter where you currently reside, you are not a national or resident of any country to which the United States embargoes goods and that you are not a person on the Table of Denial Orders, the Entity List, or the List of Specially Designated Nationals.
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