Terms and Conditions

Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions

Welcome to the website of Nice2CU. The following terms and conditions, together with any documents incorporated by reference herein (collectively, these “Terms of Use”), are a legal contract between you and the Company, and govern your access to and use of www.nice2cu.com/ (the “Website”), including any content, functionality and services or products offered on or through the Website, whether as a guest or a registered user.  These Terms of Use shall apply to any person (including any therapist, doctor, nurse, teacher or other professional) who guides and assists a user on the Website or with respect to any services or products offered on or through the Website.

NOTE: THESE TERMS CONTAIN A DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND ARBITRATION PROVISION, INCLUDING CLASS ACTION WAIVER THAT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THESE TERMS OF USE AND WITH RESPECT TO DISPUTES YOU MAY HAVE WITH THE COMPANY.  YOU MAY OPT OUT OF THE BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER AS PROVIDED BELOW.

Please read the Terms of Use carefully before you start to use the Website and any services or products offered on or through the Website. By using the Website, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms & Conditions and our Privacy Policy, found at www.nice2cu.com/privacy-policy (the “Privacy Policy”), incorporated herein by reference. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy, you must not access or otherwise use the Website or any information contained on the Website.

This Website is offered and available to users who are at least 18 years of age or older. By using this Website, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract with the Company and meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use the Website.

No Medical or Health Care Advice

THE WEBSITE AND THE SERVICES OR PRODUCTS OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE DO NOT PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE ADVICE.  NO CONTENT ASSOCIATED WITH THE WEBSITE AND THE SERVICES OR PRODUCTS OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE SHOULD BE CONSTRUED AS OR USED AS A SUBSTITUTE OR REPLACEMENT FOR ANY FORM OF MEDICAL OR HEALTH CARE ADVICE, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, OR RECOMMENDATIONS. THE WEBSITE AND THE SERVICES OR PRODUCTS OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE NOT INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE (I) THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE OR THE PROVISION OF HEALTHCARE DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT, (II) THE CREATION OF A DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP, OR (III) AN ENDORSEMENT, RECOMMENDATION, OR SPONSORSHIP FOR ANY MEDICAL SERVICES.

Changes to the Terms and Conditions

We may revise and update these Terms and Conditions from time to time in our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately when we post them, and apply to all access to and use of the Website and any services or products offered on or through the Website thereafter. Your continued use of the Website and any services or products offered on or through the Website following the posting of revised Terms and Conditions means that you accept and agree to the changes. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.  If you do not agree with any of the updated Terms and Conditions, you must stop using the Website.

Accessing the Website and Account Security

We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the Website and any services or products offered on or through the Website, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Website or any services or products offered on or through the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website or certain services or products offered on or through the Website, to users, including registered users.

You are responsible for:

  • Making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website and any services or products offered on or through the Website.

  • Ensuring that all persons who access the Website and any services or products offered on or through the Website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms of Use and comply with them.

To access the Website or some or all of the services or products offered on or through the Website, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. It is a condition of your use of the Website and any such services or products offered on or through the Website that all the information you provide to us is correct, current and complete. You agree that all information you provide to us register with the Website, any service or product or otherwise, including but not limited to through the use of any interactive features on the Website or any services or products offered on or through the Website, is governed by the Privacy Policy, and you consent to all actions we take with respect to your information consistent with our Privacy Policy.

If you choose, or are provided with, a user name, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity.  You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to the Website or any services or products offered on or through the Website using your user name, password or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your user name or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.

We have the right to disable any user name, password or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time in our sole discretion for any or no reason, including, without limitation, if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of these Terms and Conditions.

Intellectual Property Rights

The Website and its entire contents, features and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video and audio, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof) (collectively “Materials”) and any services or products offered on or through the Website, are owned by the Company, its licensors or other providers of such material and are protected by United Kingdom and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. Unless otherwise specified herein, all information and screens appearing on this Website, including documents, services, site design, text, graphics, logos, images and icons, as well as the arrangement thereof, are the sole property of the Company. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.  Except as otherwise required or limited by applicable law, any reproduction, distribution, modification, retransmission, or publication of any copyrighted material is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of the copyright owner or license.

Subject to these Terms of Use and your compliance thereof, we hereby grant you a personal, limited, non-commercial, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to use and to display the Materials and to use this Website solely for your personal use only. Except for the foregoing license, you have no other rights in the Website and you must not reproduce, copy, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, reverse engineer, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, delete or alter any proprietary rights notices from copies of Materials from this Website, store, transmit, or in any way exploit any of the material on the Website or any services or products offered on or through the Website.  If you breach any of the Terms of Use, the above license will automatically terminate, and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed Materials. If you wish to make any use of the Materials on the Website or any services or products offered on or through the Website other than that set out in this section, please address your request at the following form.

Submissions

Certain areas of the Website (e.g. blogs, chat rooms or customer ratings and review areas) may permit you to submit feedback information, data, text, software, messages, or other materials (each, a “User Submission”). You agree that you are solely responsible for all of your User submissions and that any such User Submission is considered both non-confidential and non-proprietary. Further, we do not guarantee that you will be able to edit or delete any User Submission you have submitted.

By submitting any User Submission, you are agreeing that:

  • You own all rights in your User Submissions (including, without limitation, all rights to the reproduction and display of your User Submissions) or, alternatively, you have acquired all necessary rights in your User Submissions to enable you to grant to us the rights in your User Submissions as described in these Terms of Use;

  • You have paid and will pay in full all license fees, clearance fees, and other financial obligations, of any kind, arising from any use or commercial exploitation of your User Submissions;

  • You voluntarily agree to waive all “moral rights” that you may have in your User Submission;

  • Any information contained in your User Submission is not known by you to be false, inaccurate, or misleading;

  • Your User Submission does not violate any law (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination, or false advertising);

  • You were not and will not be compensated or granted any consideration by any third party for submitting your User Submission;

  • Your User Submission does not incorporate materials from a third-party website, or addresses, email addresses, contact information, or phone numbers (other than your own);

  • Your User Submission does not contain any viruses, worms, spyware, adware, or other potentially damaging programs or files; and

  • Your User Submission does not contain any information that you consider confidential, proprietary, or personal.

By submitting a User Submission, you grant to us an irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, non-exclusive, fully-paid, worldwide, royalty-free license (sublicensable through multiple tiers) to:

  • Use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform, and publicly display your User Submissions (or any modification thereto), in whole or in part, in any format or medium now known or later developed;

  • Use (and permit others to use) your User Submission in any manner and for any purpose (including, without limitation, commercial purposes) that we deem appropriate in our sole discretion (including, without limitation, to incorporate your User Submission or any modification thereto, in whole or in part, into any technology, product, or service);

  • Display advertisements in connection with your User Submissions and to use your User Submissions for advertising and promotional purposes.

We may, but are not obligated to, pre-screen User Submissions or monitor any area of the Website through which User Submissions may be submitted. We are not required to host, display, or distribute any User Submissions on or through this Website and may remove at any time or refuse any User Submissions for any reason. We are not responsible for any loss, theft, or damage of any kind to any User Submissions. Further, you agree that we may freely disclose your User Submission to any third party absent any obligation of confidential treatment on the part of the recipient.

Electronic Communications

By using the Website and any services or products offered on or through the Website, you consent to receiving electronic communications from the Company.  These electronic communications may include notices about applicable fees and charges, transactional information and other information concerning or related to the Website and any services or products offered on or through the Website.  These electronic communications are part of your relationship with the Company.  You agree that any notices, agreements, disclosures or other communications that we send you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing.

Prohibited Uses

You may use the Website and any services or products offered on or through the Website only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use. You agree not to use the Website and any services or products offered on or through the Website in any of the following ways, which is a list of examples only, and is not a complete list or exclusive:

  • In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the UK or other countries).

  • For the purpose of exploiting, harming or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information or otherwise.

  • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which:

    • Contains any material which is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable.

    • Promotes sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.

    • Infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person.

    • Violates the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or contain any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy

    • Is likely to deceive any person.

    • Promotes any illegal activity, or advocates, promotes or assists any unlawful act.

    • Causes annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety or is likely to upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.

    • Impersonates any person, or misrepresents your identity or affiliation with any person or organization.

    • Involves commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes and other sales promotions, barter or advertising.

    • Gives the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity, if this is not the case.

    • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material without our prior written consent, including any “junk mail”, “chain letter” or “spam” or any other similar solicitation.

  • To impersonate or attempt to impersonate the Company, a Company employee, another user or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using e-mail addresses or screen names associated with any of the foregoing).

  • Upload any information comprised of “Protected Health Information” subject to and defined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

  • To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Website or any services or products offered on or through the Website, or which, as determined by us, may harm the Company or users of the Website or any services or products offered on or through the Website or expose them to liability.

Additionally, you agree not to:

  • Use the Website or any services or products offered on or through the Website in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the site or interfere with any other party’s use of the Website or any services or products offered on or through the Website, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Website or any services or products offered on or through the Website.

  • Use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automatic device, process or means to access the Website or any services or products offered on or through the Website for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Website or any services or products offered on or through the Website.

  • Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Website or any services or products offered on or through the Website or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent.

  • Use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Website or any services or products offered on or through the Website.

  • Introduce any viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.

  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt any parts of the Website or any services or products offered on or through the Website, the server on which the Website or any services or products offered on or through the Website is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to the Website or any services or products offered on or through the Website.

  • Attack the Website or any services or products offered on or through the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.

  • Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website or any services or products offered on or through the Website.

The Company may report to law enforcement authorities any actions that may be illegal, and any reports its receives of such conduct. When legally required or at the Company’s discretion, the Company will cooperate with law enforcement agencies in any investigations of alleged illegal activity on this Website or on the internet.

You agree to indemnify and hold the Company and its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, agents, licensors, and business partners harmless from and against any and all costs, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees and costs of defense) the Company or any other indemnified party suffers in relation to, arising from, or for the purpose of avoiding, any claim or demand from a third-party that your use of this Website violates any applicable law or regulation, or the copyrights, trademark rights, or other rights of any third-party.

Information About You and Your Visits to the Website

All information we collect on this Website is subject to our Privacy Policy. By using the Website or any services or products offered on or through the Website, you consent to all actions taken by us with respect to your information in compliance with the Privacy Policy.

Links to Third-Party Sites

This Website may be linked to other web sites that are not the Company sites (“Third-Party Sites”).  Certain areas of the Website may allow you to interact with such Third-Party Sites, and, if applicable, allow you to configure your privacy settings in your Third-Party Site account to permit your activities on this Website to be shared with your contacts in your Third-Party Site account and, in certain situations, you may be transferred to a Third-Party Site through a link but it may appear that you are still on this Website.  In any case, you acknowledge and agree that the Third-Party Sites may have different privacy policies and terms and conditions and/or user guides and business practices than the Company, and you further acknowledge and agree that your use of such Third-Party Sites is governed by the respective Third-Party Site privacy policy and terms and conditions and/or user guides.  You hereby agree to comply with any and all terms and conditions, users guides and privacy policies of any of Third-Party Sites.  The Company is providing links to the Third-Party Sites to you as a convenience, and the Company does not verify, make any representations or take responsibility for such Third-Party Sites, including, without limitation, the truthfulness, accuracy, quality or completeness of the content, services, links displayed and/or any other activities conducted on or through such Third-Party Sites. YOU AGREE THAT THE COMPANY WILL NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FOR ANY GOODS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, RESOURCES AND/OR CONTENT AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH ANY THIRD-PARTY SITES AND/OR THIRD-PARTY DEALINGS OR COMMUNICATIONS, OR FOR ANY HARM RELATED THERETO, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSS CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED BY OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OR RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT OR BUSINESS PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD-PARTY.

Fees

We reserve the right to charge a fee for any products or services offered on or through the Website and may change any such fees at any time.  Failure to pay any such fees may result in, among other things, immediate termination of any products or services offered on or through the Website or our exercise of any other rights available to us at law or in equity.

Geographic Restrictions

The Company controls and operates this Website from its headquarters in the United Kingdom and the products or services offered on or through the Website, as well as the Materials, may not be appropriate or available for use in other locations.  We make no claims that the Website or any of its content or any services or products offered on or through the Website is accessible or appropriate outside of the United Kingdom. . If you access the Website from outside the United Kingdom, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Disclaimer of Warranties

Your use of this Website, Materials, and any products or services offered on or through the Website, is at your own risk.  The Materials have not been verified or authenticated in whole or in part by the Company, and they may include inaccuracies or typographical or other errors.  The Company does not warrant the accuracy or timeliness of the Materials contained on this Website.  The Company has no liability for any errors or omissions in the Materials, whether provided by the Company, our licensors, or supplier or other users.

THE COMPANY, FOR ITSELF AND ITS LICENSORS, MAKES NO EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR GUARANTEES IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WEBSITE, THE SERVICES AND PRODUCTS OFFERED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, OR ANY MATERIALS RELATING TO THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL CONTAINED OR PRESENTED ON THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE MATERIALS.  UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPLICITLY STATED, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THIS WEBSITE, THE SERVICES AND PRODUCTS OFFERED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, AND THE MATERIALS, AND ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL CONTAINED OR PRESENTED ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” AND “WHERE-IS” BASIS WITH NO WARRANTY OF IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS.  THE COMPANY DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY WARRANTIES AGAINST VIRUSES, SPYWARE OR MALWARE THAT MAY BE INSTALLED ON YOUR COMPUTER.

Limitation on Liability and Damages

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, EQUITY HOLDERS, OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, THE MATERIALS, ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES OR ANY SERVICES, PRODUCTS OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES, INCLUDING ANY  INDIRECT, EXTRAORDINARY, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, REVENUE, PROFITS, OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE, HOWEVER ARISING, EVEN IF THE COMPANY KNOWS THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, AND TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN THE EVENT WE ARE FOUND LIABLE FOR DAMAGES TO YOU IN A COMPETENT LEGAL PROCEEDING, OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS OF USE, THE WEBSITE, MATERIALS, OR ANY SERVICES OR PRODUCTS OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS LIMITED TO THE LESSER OF (A) ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS ($100) OR (B) THE AMOUNTS PAID TO US FOR THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT ARE THE BASIS OF THE CLAIM IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS PRECEDING THE DATE OF THE CLAIM.  ANY CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR PRODUCTS OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR THESE TERMS OF USE MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CLAIM ARISES.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Company, its affiliates, licensors and service providers, and its and their respective equity holders, officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms of Use or your use of the Website or any services or products offered on or through the Website, including, but not limited to, your use of the Website’s content, services and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use or your use of any information obtained from the Website or any services or products offered on or through the Website.

Dispute Resolution and Arbitration; Class Action Waiver

Please read the following (this “Provision”) carefully. It affects your rights.

Most customer concerns can be resolved quickly and to a customer’s satisfaction by contacting us.  This Provision facilitates the prompt and efficient resolution of any disputes that may arise between you and the Company.  Arbitration is a form of private dispute resolution in which persons with a dispute waive their rights to file a lawsuit, to proceed in court and to a jury trial, and instead submit their disputes to a neutral third person (or arbitrator) for a binding decision.  You have the right to opt-out of this Provision (as explained below), which means you would retain your right to litigate your disputes in a court, either before a judge or jury.

Please read this Provision carefully.  It provides that all Disputes between you and the Company shall be resolved by binding arbitration.  Arbitration replaces the right to go to court.  In the absence of this arbitration agreement, you may otherwise have a right or opportunity to bring claims in a court, before a judge or jury, and/or to participate in or be represented in a case filed in court by others (including, but not limited to, class actions).  Except as otherwise provided, entering into these Terms constitutes a waiver of your right to litigate claims and all opportunity to be heard by a judge or jury.  There is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited.  The arbitrator must follow these terms and can award the same damages and relief as a court (including attorney’s fees).

For the purpose of this Provision, “the Company” means Nice2CU and its parents, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents.  The term “Dispute” means any dispute, claim, or controversy between you and the Company regarding, arising out of or relating to any aspect of your relationship with the Company, whether based in contract, statute, regulation, ordinance, tort (including, but not limited to, fraud, misrepresentation, fraudulent inducement, or negligence), or any other legal or equitable cause of action or claim for relief, and includes the validity, enforceability or scope of this Provision (with the exception of the enforceability of the Class Action Waiver clause below).  “Dispute” is to be given the broadest possible meaning that will be enforced, and shall include any claims against other parties relating to services or products provided or billed to you (such as the Company’s licensors, suppliers, dealers or third-party vendors) whenever you also assert claims against us in the same proceeding.

WE EACH AGREE THAT, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BELOW, ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, AS DEFINED ABOVE, WHETHER PRESENTLY IN EXISTENCE OR BASED ON ACTS OR OMISSIONS IN THE PAST OR IN THE FUTURE, WILL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY AND FINALLY BY BINDING ARBITRATION RATHER THAN IN COURT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PROVISION.

Pre-Arbitration Claim Resolution

For all Disputes, whether pursued in court or arbitration, you must first give the Company an opportunity to resolve the Dispute.  You must commence this process by mailing written notification to Nice2CU. That written notification must include (1) your name, (2) your address, (3) a written description of your Claim, and (4) a description of the specific relief you seek.  If the Company does not resolve the Dispute within 60 days after it receives your written notification, you may pursue your Dispute in arbitration.  You may pursue your Dispute in a court only under the circumstances described below.

Exclusions from Arbitration/Right to Opt Out

Notwithstanding the above, you or the Company may choose to pursue a Dispute in court and not by arbitration if (a) the Dispute qualifies, it may be initiated in small claims court; or (b) YOU OPT-OUT OF THESE ARBITRATION PROCEDURES WITHIN 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE THAT YOU FIRST CONSENT TO THESE TERMS (the “Opt-Out Deadline”).  You may opt out of this Provision by mailing written notification to Nice2CU .  Your written notification must include (1) your name, (2) your address, and (3) a clear statement that you do not wish to resolve disputes with the Company through arbitration.  Your decision to opt-out of this Arbitration Provision will have no adverse effect on your relationship with the Company.  Any opt-out request received after the Opt-Out Deadline will not be valid and you must pursue your Dispute in arbitration or small claims court.

Arbitration Procedures

If this Provision applies and the Dispute is not resolved as provided above (Pre-Arbitration Claim Resolution) either you or the Company may initiate arbitration proceedings.  The American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), www.adr.org, or JAMS, www.jamsadr.com, will arbitrate all Disputes, and the arbitration will be conducted before a single arbitrator.  The arbitration shall be commenced as an individual arbitration only, and shall in no event be commenced as a class arbitration or a consolidated or representative action or arbitration. All issues shall be for the arbitrator to decide, including the scope of this Provision.

For arbitration before AAA, for Disputes of less than $75,000, the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes will apply; for Disputes involving $75,000 or more, the AAA’s Commercial Arbitration Rules will apply.  In either instance, the AAA’s Optional Rules For Emergency Measures Of Protection shall apply.  The AAA rules are available at www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879.  For arbitration before JAMS, the JAMS Comprehensive Arbitration Rules & Procedures and the JAMS Recommended Arbitration Discovery Protocols For Domestic, Commercial Cases will apply.  The JAMS rules are available at www.jamsadr.com or by calling 1-800-352-5267.  This Provision governs in the event it conflicts with the applicable arbitration rules.  Under no circumstances will class action or representative action procedures or rules apply to the arbitration.

Because the Website and these Terms of Use concern interstate commerce, the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) governs the arbitrability of all Disputes.  However, the arbitrator will apply applicable substantive law consistent with the FAA and the applicable statute of limitations or condition precedent to suit.

Arbitration Award – The arbitrator may award on an individual basis any relief that would be available pursuant to applicable law, and will not have the power to award relief to, against or for the benefit of any person who is not a party to the proceeding.  The arbitrator will make any award in writing but need not provide a statement of reasons unless requested by a party or if required by applicable law. Such award will be final and binding on the parties, except for any right of appeal provided by the FAA or other applicable law, and may be entered in any court having jurisdiction over the parties for purposes of enforcement.

Location of Arbitration – You or the Company may initiate arbitration in either Maryland or the federal judicial district that includes your billing address.

Payment of Arbitration Fees and Costs – The Company will pay all arbitration filing fees and AAA or JAMS hearing fees and any arbitrator’s hearing fees, costs and expenses upon your written request to the arbitrator given at or before the first evidentiary hearing in the arbitration. You are responsible for all additional fees and costs that you incur in the arbitration, including, but not limited to, attorneys or expert witnesses.  Fees and costs may be awarded as provided pursuant to applicable law.  In addition to any rights to recover fees and costs under applicable law, if you provide notice and negotiate in good faith with the Company as provided in the section above titled “Pre-Arbitration Claim Resolution” and the arbitrator concludes that you are the prevailing party in the arbitration, you will be entitled to recover reasonable attorney’s fees and costs as determined by the arbitrator.

Class Action Waiver

Except as otherwise provided in this Provision, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a class or representative proceeding or claims (such as a class action, consolidated action, representative action, or private attorney general action) unless both you and the Company specifically agree to do so in writing following initiation of the arbitration.  If you choose to pursue your Dispute in court by opting out of the Arbitration Provision, as specified above, this Class Action Waiver will not apply to you.  Neither you, nor any other user of the Website can be a class representative, class member, or otherwise participate in a class, consolidated, or representative proceeding without having complied with the opt-out requirements above.

Jury Waiver

You understand and agree that by entering into these Terms of Use you and the Company are each waiving the right to a jury trial or a trial before a judge in a public court.  In the absence of this Provision, you and the Company might otherwise have had a right or opportunity to bring Disputes in a court, before a judge or jury, and/or to participate or be represented in a case filed in court by others (including class actions).  Except as otherwise provided below, those rights are waived.  Other rights that you would have if you went to court, such as the right to appeal and to certain types of discovery, may be more limited or may also be waived.

Severability

If any clause within this Provision (other than the Class Action Waiver clause above) is found to be illegal or unenforceable, that clause will be severed from this Provision, and the remainder of this Provision will be given full force and effect.  If the Class Action Waiver clause is found to be illegal or unenforceable, this entire Provision will be unenforceable and the Dispute will be decided by a court.

Continuation

This Provision shall survive the termination of your service with the Company or its affiliates.  Notwithstanding any provision in these Terms of Use to the contrary, we agree that if the Company makes any change to this Provision (other than a change to the Notice Address), you may reject any such change and require the Company to adhere to the present language in this Provision if a dispute between us arises.”

Waiver, Severability, and Entire Agreement

No waiver of by the Company of any term or condition set forth in these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of the Company to assert a right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

If any provision of these Terms of Use is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.

These Terms of Use are the entire agreement between you and the Company and supersede all prior or contemporaneous negotiations, discussions, or agreements between you and the Company about this Website.  The proprietary rights, disclaimer of warranties, representations made by you, indemnities, limitations of liability, dispute resolution, arbitration, and class action waiver shall survive any termination of these Terms of Use.

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If you send or transmit any communications, comments, questions, suggestions, or related materials to us, whether by letter, email, telephone, or otherwise (collectively, “Feedback”), suggesting or recommending changes to the Website or any services or products offered through the Website, all such Feedback is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary.  Except as prohibited by applicable law, you hereby assign all right, title, and interest in such Feedback to us, and we are free to use, without any attribution or compensation to you, any ideas, know-how, concepts, techniques, or other intellectual property and proprietary rights contained in the Feedback, whether or not patentable, for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, having manufactured, licensing, marketing, and selling, directly or indirectly, products and services using such Feedback.  Where the foregoing assignment is prohibited by law, you hereby grant Us an exclusive, transferable, worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid up license (including the right to sublicense) to use and exploit all Feedback as We may determine in our sole discretion.  You understand and agree that we are not obligated to use, display, reproduce, or distribute any such ideas, know-how, concepts, or techniques contained in the Feedback, and you have no right to compel such use, display, reproduction, or distribution.

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Last Modified: 08/26/2020