Notice Regarding Dispute Resolution
Our Intellectual Property Rights.
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Our Management of the Site; User Misconduct A.
B. Our Right to Terminate Users.
Legal Disputes and Arbitration Agreement Please Read This Following Clause Carefully ” It May Significantly Affect Your Legal Rights, Including Your Right to File a Lawsuit in Court
A. Initial Dispute Resolution.
We are available”by email at [email protected]”to address any concerns you may have regarding your use of the Site. Most concerns may be quickly resolved in this manner. Each of you and the Company agree to use best efforts to settle any dispute, claim, question, or disagreement directly through consultation and good faith negotiations which shall be a precondition to either party initiating a lawsuit or arbitration.
The AAA”s rules governing the arbitration may be accessed at”www.adr.org”or by calling the AAA at 1.800.778.7879. To the extent the filing fee for the arbitration exceeds the cost of filing a lawsuit, we will pay the additional cost. A request for payment of fees should be submitted to AAA along with your form for initiating the arbitration, and we will make arrangements to pay all necessary fees directly to AAA. The arbitration rules also permit you to recover attorney”s fees in certain circumstances. The parties understand that, absent this mandatory provision, they would have the right to sue in court and have a jury trial. They further understand that, in some instances, the costs of arbitration could exceed the costs of litigation and the right to discovery may be more limited in arbitration than in court.
C. Class Action and Class Arbitration Waiver.
You and the Company each further agree that any arbitration shall be conducted in your respective individual capacities only and not as a class action or other representative action, and you and the Company each expressly waive your respective right to file a class action or seek relief on a class basis. If any court or arbitrator determines that the class action waiver set forth in this paragraph is void or unenforceable for any reason or that an arbitration can proceed on a class basis, then the arbitration provision set forth above in Section 7(B) shall be deemed null and void in its entirety and the parties shall be deemed to have not agreed to arbitrate disputes.
D. Exception – Small Claims Court Claims.
Notwithstanding the parties” agreement to resolve all disputes through arbitration, either party may seek relief in a small claims court for disputes or claims within the scope of that court”s jurisdiction.
E. 30 Day Right to Opt Out.
You have the right to opt-out and not be bound by the arbitration and class action waiver provisions set forth in Sections 7(B), 7(C), and 7(D) by sending written notice of your decision to opt-out by email to [email protected] The notice must be sent within thirty (30) days of commencing use the Site, otherwise you shall be bound to arbitrate disputes in accordance with the terms of those sections. If you opt-out of these arbitration provisions, we also will not be bound by them.
F. Exclusive Venue for Litigation.
To the extent that the arbitration provisions set forth in Section 7(B) do not apply, the parties agree that any litigation between them shall be filed exclusively in state or federal courts located in Miami, Florida (except for small claims court actions which may be brought in the county where you reside). The parties expressly consent to exclusive jurisdiction in Miami, Florida for any litigation other than small claims court actions.
G. Applicable Law.
Warranty Disclaimers; Limitation on Liability A.
General Disclaimer of Warranties Relating to the Site