Terms & Conditions

These Terms and Conditions (“Agreement”) concern the entity(ies) that links to this document as well as its website (together with its pages and features, the “Site”) and all associated services described further below (collectively, the “Services”). This Agreement is made and entered into by and between you (together with any person helping you visit, access, register with or use any of those online or digital properties, products or services, “you” or “your”) and the entity(ies) that links to this document. You and the entity(ies) that links to this document may be referred to herein, individually, as a “Party” and, together, as the “Parties.”

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Site or the Services because it constitutes a legally binding contract between you and us that applies to the Site and Services.  This includes the “Dispute Resolution” clause contained in this Agreement, which provides for binding arbitration and waivers of jury trials and class actions.

You are automatically accepting and agreeing to the most-recent version of this Agreement whenever you visit, access, or use the Site or the Services; and your continuing visit, access, or use of any of the foregoing reaffirms your acceptance and agreement in each instance.

If you do not accept and agree to this Agreement in its entirety, then you are strictly prohibited from visiting, accessing, or using the Site or the Services.

We may supplement, amend or otherwise modify this Agreement at any time.  Such modifications will be posted on this or another page of the Site as we deem appropriate in our sole discretion, and shall be deemed effective as of their stated effective or modification date.  It is your responsibility to carefully review this Agreement and your User Account (defined below) each time you visit, access, or use the Site or the Services.

1.      Eligibility. The Site and the Services are offered only to users eighteen (18) years of age or older, or otherwise the age of majority in their respective jurisdictions, and who have accepted this Agreement. By visiting, accessing, or using the Site or the Services, you represent and warrant to us that you meet these eligibility requirements. You agree to comply with all applicable laws for visiting, accessing, and using the Site and the Services.

2.      Privacy

a.       Privacy Policy. We respect the privacy of others. Our policies concerning the collection and use of your personal information in connection with the Site are set forth in our Privacy Policy, which you should carefully review each time you visit, access, or use the Site or the Services.

b.      Express Consent to Privacy Policy.  You hereby expressly consent to our and our business units collecting and using information about you (including your personal and non-personal information) as disclosed in our Privacy Policy.

3.      Description of Services. The following further describes the Services. We reserve the right, but not the obligation, to change or otherwise alter the operation, features and content of the Services as we see fit in our sole discretion from time-to-time.

4.      Your Devices.  Certain portions of the Site or the Services may be configured for, and we may offer the Site or the Services through, certain televisions, computers, tablets, smart phones or other electronic devices (“Device(s)”); and this Agreement shall apply with equal force and measure to your visit, access, and use of the Site and/or the Services through such Devices. You are responsible for obtaining and updating the Device, software, operating system, carrier and network access necessary to properly visit, access, and use the Site and the Services. We do not guarantee that the Site, the Services or any portions thereof will function on or in connection with any particular Device, software, operating system, carrier or network. If you visit, access, or use the Site or the Services through a particular Device, then you hereby acknowledge and agree that information about your use of the Site or the Services through that Device or its carrier or network (such as, by way of example only, the identity of your Device, or your Device’s carrier or network) may be communicated to us and/or certain third parties (such as, by way of example only, your Device’s carrier or network). All or any part of the voice, message and data fees, rates, charges and taxes of your Device’s carrier or network, or another third party, may apply to your visit, access, and/or use of the Site and/or the Services.  We are not responsible for, and you further accept full responsibility for, all Device carrier and network fees, rates, charges and taxes which may apply, if any.

5.      Ownership. The Site, the Services, and all elements and derivatives of the foregoing (including, without limitation, all content, information, source codes, object codes, data, instructions, documentation and expressions), as well as all copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and other intellectual properties of the foregoing, are owned, licensed or permissibly used by us.  In no event shall you have or retain any rights, titles or interests in or to the foregoing other than those limited rights expressly granted to you under this Agreement.  No rights or permissions granted to you under this Agreement are coupled with an interest.  Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed as a waiver or limitation of our or our licensors’ respective rights and remedies under applicable law.

6.      Rights, Permissions, and Consents.

a.       License of the Site. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, personal, freely-revocable, non-transferable and non-sub-licensable license to access and view the various publicly displayed pages of the Site, and to view the information and content found thereon. Your unauthorized use of the Site or the Services, or any breach by you of this Agreement, automatically terminates this license.

b.      License of the Services. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, personal, freely-revocable, non-transferable and non-sub-licensable license to access and use the Services made available on or through the Site for your personal, non-commercial use only, with such use being limited to those geographic areas where we offer the applicable Services.  For the avoidance of doubt, the foregoing license does not grant you any right to reproduce (other than our-permitted downloads, if any), publicly perform, publicly display, publish, distribute, transmit or create derivatives of the Services or any elements or derivatives thereof (including, without limitation, any content, information, source codes, object codes, data or documentation found thereon or therein, in whole or in part), and you are prohibited from engaging in any such activities.  For the further avoidance of doubt, we may, from time-to-time, conduct certain audit, repair, modification or testing activities in relation to the Site and/or the Services for purposes of developing, operating, improving, researching, troubleshooting, repairing, updating or modifying the foregoing; and we reserve the right, but not the obligation, to perform such activities without notice to you, and to exclude you from those activities without notice to you.  In the event of the termination of this Agreement or your sale or otherwise transfer to a third party of a Device containing any downloads from the Services, whichever is earlier, you must remove from all of your Devices all downloads from the Services to those Devices upon such termination or cancellation or before the time of such sale or other transfer.  Your unauthorized use of the Site or the Services, or any breach by you of this Agreement, automatically terminates this license.

c.       License of User Materials.  All names, photographs, information, communications and any other content that you submit to or publish on, through or in relation to the Site or the Services, including those which you submit to or publish on any online social media account (e.g., Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, Instagram) that you own and link or otherwise associate with the Site, if any and as applicable, is hereinafter defined as the “User Materials.” You hereby grant us an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully-paid, transferable, sub-licensable, perpetual and universe-wide license for us to host, store, reproduce, transmit, distribute, sell, resell, license, sublicense, market, modify, adapt, create derivative works, communicate, publish, syndicate, publicly perform, publicly display, archive and otherwise use and exploit all or any part of such User Materials and any elements and derivatives thereof in any manner, medium or form, whether now known or hereinafter devised, as we see fit in our sole discretion.

d.      Reservation of Rights.  Nothing in this Agreement shall restrict or limit our rights, titles or interests in or to the Site, the Services, the User Materials or any elements or derivatives of the foregoing.

e.       Warnings; Disclaimers.  Please note that the User Materials might become the subject of public disclosure. Thus, we are not responsible for, and expressly disclaim any liability arising from or in connection with, its use of any User Materials in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

7.      Suspension or Termination of Services; Disclaimer. We have the right, but not the obligation, to suspend or terminate the function or existence of all or any part of the Site, the Services and/or your User Account at any time, and without notice or recourse, as we deem advisable in our sole discretion.  we shall not be liable to you or any third party(s) for any loss or damage that is caused by or arises from or in connection with any such suspensions or terminations (including, without limitation and by way of example only, refunds, lost profits, lost opportunities, monetary damages, disruption in or loss of service or loss of content).

8.      Electronic Communications.

a.       Express Consent. You hereby expressly consent to our and our business units sending you any type of electronic message (including, without limitation, advertising, telemarketing, or other commercial emails and text messages, informational emails or text messages, and electronic notices, updates, and newsletters), whether through the Site or the Services, or by personal communication, email, text message, automatic telephone dialing system, or artificial or prerecorded voice, online social media or any other electronic media means or forms. By giving such consent, you agree that no such communication shall violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the CAN-SPAM Act, or any other applicable laws, rules or regulations.  Voice, message, and data fees, rates, charges and/or taxes may apply to you, and you are responsible for payment of the same.  You are not required to grant the foregoing consent as a condition for the use of the Site or the Services.

b.      Opt-Out. You may opt-out of receiving any electronic messages from us as described in Section 10(a) above any time by any reasonable means, including, without limitation and by way of example, by sending an email to with a subject line of “Opt-Out of Electronic Communications.” You acknowledge that opting out of receiving any such communications may impact your receipt, the success, and/or the performance of all or any part of the Site, our products or services (including, without limitation, the Services) and/or your ability to receive certain messages and/or notifications from us.

9.      Submissions. We do not accept unsolicited materials or ideas for content, and you acknowledge and agree that neither us nor any of our content providers are responsible or liable for the similarity of any information or content made available on, through or in relation to the Site or the Services.

10.  Prohibited Activities. You shall not engage in any of the following activities at any time with respect to the Site or the Services:  (a) the impersonation of any person or entity; (b) any act that infringes or otherwise violates the intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights of any person or entity (including, without limitation, the copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets held by us or our licensors with respect to the Site or the Services); (c) the reproduction of the Site or the Services or any communications, information or content found thereon or therein, in whole or in part, or the creation of any derivative works of the foregoing (unless expressly authorized by us herein); (d) the publication of any content that is objectionable or illegal (including, without limitation, content that is indecent, obscene, infringing, an invasion of privacy, defamatory, disparaging, false, deceptive, misleading, untruthful, fraudulent, threatening or abusive); (e) the publication of a person’s or entity’s personal information or private facts without his/her/its prior written consent; (f) the publication of any machine, computer or randomly generated content; (g) supplying or publishing any information or statements on, through or in relation to the Site that is false, misleading, deceptive or incorrect; (h) any act intended or designed to drive traffic to or boost the search rankings of third-party websites, networks, platforms, servers or applications; (i) the systematic retrieval or copying of any information or content found on, through or in relation to the Site, the Services or their servers to directly or indirectly create or compile, in whole or in part, a collection, compilation, database or directory; (j) the use of any software, program, process, device, application or routine (including, by way of example only, robots, scrapers, spiders, viruses, spyware and malware) to monitor, copy, disrupt, damage, injure, interfere with or impermissibly access, in whole or in part, the Site, the Services or their servers; (k) any act that involves or concerns decrypting, security bypassing or circumventing, hacking, data mining, data scraping, data harvesting, reverse engineering, decompiling, disassembling, attempting to derive source code, modifying, copying or the like on, through or in relation to the Site, the Services, or their servers; (l) any act that overloads, unreasonably disrupts, or unreasonably interferes with the infrastructure of the Site, the Services, or their servers; (m) any act that gains or attempts to gain unauthorized access to computer systems, networks, information or materials on, through or in relation to the Site, the Services, or their servers; or (n) any other act that we become aware of and believe in good faith is improper, illegal or harmful to the Site, the Services, their servers or any person, entity or property.

11.  Links to Other Sites, Networks, Platforms and Servers.

a.       Linked Technologies. The Site, the Services, and/or any communications sent on, through or as a function thereof may contain links to third-party websites, networks, platforms, servers, and/or applications, and, similarly, third-party websites, networks, platforms, servers, applications and/or communications may contain links to the Site and/or the Services (collectively, “Linked Technologies”).  The Linked Technologies are not under our control.  The Site, the Services and any such communications contain the outgoing links as a convenience to you, if for any purpose.

b.      Disclaimer About Linked Technologies. We are not responsible for any information, content, goods, services, promotions, advertisements, programs, codes or other items which may be found on or excluded from the Linked Technologies (including, without limitation and by way of example only, malicious software, spyware programs, inaccurate information and illegal content).  We do not make, nor have we made, any representations or warranties (express, implied or otherwise) concerning the terms of use or service, privacy policies, agreements, information, content, goods, services, promotions, advertisements, programs, codes or other items which may be found on or excluded from the Linked Technologies; nor shall the fact that the Site may link to or from any Linked Technologies constitute an affiliation with, association with or endorsement of such Linked Technologies or any information, content, goods, services, promotions, advertisements, programs, codes or other items which may be found on or excluded from such Linked Technologies.  If you decide to access any Linked Technologies, then you do so at your own risk.

12.  Take Down. We reserve the right, but not the obligation, to take down or otherwise exclude from the Site, without notice or recourse, any communications, names, photographs, information and/or content made or submitted by you or others on or through the Site which we believe at any time and in our sole discretion to be infringing or otherwise in violation of the proprietary, privacy or publicity rights of any person or entity; plagiarizing; defamatory; disparaging; embarrassing towards any person or entity; disclosing of confidential, private or personal information about or belonging to any person or entity; profane; indecent; obscene; racist, sexist, or otherwise derogatory in terms of race, nationality, religion, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation or otherwise; threatening; abusive; illegal; false; misleading; deceptive; inciting violence; hate speech; and/or a political attack on a group or individual.

13.  User Representations, Warranties, and Covenants. You represent, warrant and covenant to us that: (a) you are a natural person and of eighteen (18) years of age or older, or otherwise the age of majority in your jurisdiction; (b) you have read and understand this Agreement in its entirety; (c) you have the full right and authority to enter into and abide by the terms and conditions of this Agreement; (d) you understand and acknowledge that by accepting this Agreement you are giving up certain legal rights and remedies; (e) you voluntarily accept and agree to, and will fully comply with, the terms and conditions of this Agreement; (f) you will not violate any applicable international, federal, state, or local laws which may concern the Site, the Services, their servers, or any information, communications, or content found on or through them; (g) you are the exclusive owner of all rights, titles, and interests in and to the User Materials (including, without limitation, all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, rights of publicity, and rights of privacy) and/or, if applicable, have secured all necessary rights and permissions from all subjects depicted in, and all persons and entities who contributed to, the User Materials to allow for your performance and grant of rights hereunder; (h) the User Materials are wholly original to you; (i) the User Materials do not and will not infringe upon or otherwise violate the proprietary, publicity or privacy rights of any person or entity; (j) the User Materials do not and will not defame, disparage, embarrass or disclose confidential, private or personal information about or belonging to any person or entity; (k) nothing contained in the User Materials is or will be, or contains or will contain links to material that is, profane, indecent, obscene, threatening, abusive, illegal, false, misleading or any form of spam, malware, virus, bug, bot, spyware or other malicious or tracking technology; (l) we are not required to seek the permission of or compensate any third party(s) to exercise any of the rights granted by you under this Agreement; (m) no obligation, disability, agreement or adverse claim exists that may restrict your performance or grant of rights hereunder; (n) all information you provide to us in connection with your access or use of the Site and the Services is truthful and accurate; and (o) you are not listed on any United States government list of prohibited or restricted parties.

14.  Disclaimers and Limitations.

a.       General Disclaimer. Your visit, access, or use of the Site and/or any products or services made available to you on, through or in relation to the Site (including, without limitation, the Services) in any way is done at your own risk. The Site, those products and services, the success or performance of the Site or those products and services and all information, communications, content and features offered, marketed, sold, provided, licensed or made available on, through or in relation to the Site or those products and services are provided to you on an “as is,” “where is,” “as available,” and “with all faults” basis. we do not make, nor have we made, any representations or warranties of any kind or nature (whether direct or indirect, oral or written or express or implied) to you with respect to the Site, those products and services, any such information, communications, content and features or their success, performance, functionality, quality, completeness, accuracy, reliability, marketability or safety. we expressly disclaim any and all express warranties, implied warranties (including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, good faith and fair dealing, title, non-infringement, performance, functionality, quality, completeness, accuracy, reliability and safety) and warranties arising from conduct, course of dealing, custom and usage in trade with respect to the Site, those products and services, any such information, communications, content or features and their success, performance, functionality, quality, completeness, accuracy, reliability, marketability and safety.  we do not make, nor have we made, any affirmation of fact, promise or warranty (express, implied or otherwise) relating to the Site, the Services, any such information, communications, content or features or their success, performance, functionality, quality, completeness, accuracy, reliability, marketability or safety that extends beyond the face of this Agreement or that has become any basis of any bargain.

b.      Disclaimer About Products and Services.  All descriptions, images, references, features, content, specifications, products and prices of any products or services offered on, through or in relation to the Site (including, without limitation, the Services) are subject to change at any time and without notice to you.  The inclusion of any products or services on, through or in relation to the Site (including, without limitation, the Services) does not imply or warrant that they are or will be available. We reserves the right, with or without prior notice to you, to do any one or more of the following:  (i) limit the available quantity of or discontinue any such product or service; and (ii) refuse to provide you with any such product or service.

c.       Disclaimer About System Delays. You understand and acknowledge that the Site and/or the Services may be subject to limitations, delays and other problems inherent in the use of third-party communication networks and facilities that are outside of our control. Accordingly, we shall not be responsible for, and expressly disclaim, any delays, failures, losses, injuries, liabilities or damages associated with the Site and/or the Services which result from any system delays, downtimes, interruptions or other failures of or problems with the Site and/or the Services which are outside of our control (including, without limitation, scheduled maintenance or network failure).

d.      Disclaimer About Certain Information, Communications and Content. Any opinions, advice, reviews, statements, offers or other information, communications or content found on, through or in relation to us, the Site, the Services or any third-party providers (including, without limitation, online forums, other websites, advertisements, and social media pages) are those of their respective authors, and not necessarily ours; thus, they should not necessarily be relied upon. Such authors are solely responsible for the accuracy of such information, communications or content. We do not guarantee, adopt or endorse the accuracy, completeness, reliability or usefulness of any such information, communications or content, even if we are the author.  We are not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, reliability or usefulness of any such information, communications or content.  Under no circumstances shall we be liable to you or any third parties for any loss or damage caused by or arising from or in connection with your reliance on any such information, communications or content.

e.       Limitation of Liability.  In no event shall we or any of our officers, directors, members, managers, owners, partners, agents, employees, representatives, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, business units, successors, trustees, assigns, transferees, contractors, vendors or licensees be held liable to (or be obligated to indemnify) you or any third party for any direct, indirect, punitive or special damages (including, without limitation, legal costs, attorney fees, lost profits, replacement costs or repair costs) caused by or arising from or in connection with:  (i) your visit, access, or use of the Site or the Services, or your inability to visit, access, or use the Site or the Services; (ii) any products or services made available on, through or in relation to the Site (including, without limitation, the Services); (iii) any statements, content or conduct of any third party on, through or in relation to the Site or any such products or services; (iv) any unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information; (v) any hacking, denial of service attacks, data security breaches or other third-party conduct that may lead to a compromise of your personal information or damage to your Device(s), software, operating system(s), file(s), carrier(s), network(s) or User Account; (vi) any transmission, download or infection of any software, system, program, file, process, device, application or routine (including, without limitation and by way of example only, robots, scrapers, spiders, viruses, spyware and malware) that may lead to a compromise of your personal information or damage to your Device(s), software, operating system(s), file(s), carrier(s), network(s) or User Account; (vii) the fact that you have relied on any information, content or communications published on, through or in relation to the Site or any such products or services; or (viii) any acts, errors or omissions of any third-party providers.  If you are dissatisfied with the Site or any products or services offered or made available on, through, or in relation to the Site (including, without limitation, the Services), then your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue your access and use of the Site and such products and services.

f.        No Injunctive Relief.  If we breach or otherwise violate this Agreement, then you shall not be entitled to seek or obtain, and you do hereby waive, any type of injunctive relief against the Site and/or any products or services made available on, through or in relation to the Site (including, without limitation, the Services) as a result of such breach or other violation. For the avoidance of doubt, the foregoing limitation on injunctive relief does not limit your ability to seek or recover any monetary remedies authorized by law in the event of any such breach or other violation (except for those which are otherwise expressly precluded by this Agreement).

g.      Limitation of Remedies. If we breach or otherwise violate this Agreement, then in no event shall you be entitled to recover any special, incidental, consequential, speculative or punitive damages arising out of or in relation to such breach or other violation, even if we have been notified of the possibility of such damages; and in no event shall our liability under this Agreement exceed the amount of any fees that you have actually paid directly to us within the six (6) month period immediately preceding the date of such breach, if any, or other violation of this Agreement.

h.      Consumer Protections.  The disclaimers and limitations set forth in this Section 14 are not intended to limit liability or alter your rights as a consumer that cannot be limited or altered under applicable law.

15.  General Release of Claims. You hereby release us and hold us harmless as well as our officers, directors, members, managers, owners, partners, agents, employees, representatives, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, business units, successors, trustees, assigns, transferees, contractors, vendors and licensees from and against all claims that you have or may have against them for infringement, violation of the rights of privacy or publicity, defamation, disparagement, personal injury, property damage, negligence and/or any other legal theory arising from or in connection with the Site, the products or services made available on, through or in relation to the Site (including, without limitation, the Services) and/or the rights and privileges granted or conveyed by you under this Agreement (including, without limitation, those rights and privileges relating to the User Materials and/or any elements, derivatives or marketing of the foregoing). Further, you waive your right to, and in no event shall you seek to, enjoin us, any of our officers, directors, members, managers, owners, partners, agents, employees, representatives, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, business units, successors, trustees, assigns, transferees, contractors, vendors or licensees, or exercise any of the rights or privileges granted or conveyed by you under this Agreement (including, without limitation, the User Materials).

16.  Indemnification. You hereby agree to indemnify, release and hold us harmless as well as our officers, directors, members, managers, owners, partners, agents, employees, representatives, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, business units, successors, trustees, assigns, transferees, contractors, vendors and licensees from and against any and all liabilities, claims, suits, demands, actions, judgments, losses, damages, fines, penalties and expenses (including costs and reasonable outside attorneys’ fees) incurred by such indemnitees, or asserted against such indemnitees by third parties, arising out of or in connection with (a) your acts, errors or omissions, (b) your use of the Site or any products or services made available on, through or in relation to the Site (including, without limitation, the Services) in any manner contrary to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, (c) your violation of the rights of or other injury to any third party, and/or (d) your breach of all or any part of this Agreement.

17.  Term; Termination; Survival.  This Agreement shall continue and remain in effect until it is terminated in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. We may terminate this Agreement at any time, for any or no reason, and without notice to you (including, without limitation, if we believe that you have violated or acted inconsistently with any term or condition of this Agreement). You may terminate this Agreement at any time and for any or no reason by ceasing your use of the Site and the Services. If this Agreement is terminated for any reason, then all rights granted to you under this Agreement shall automatically revert back to us, and the following shall survive in perpetuity:  (a) all defined terms under this Agreement; (b) all rights and privileges under this Agreement which were granted to and/or accrued in our favor and/or in favor of any of our officers, directors, members, managers, owners, partners, agents, employees, representatives, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, business units, successors, trustees, assigns, transferees, contractors, vendors or licensees as of the date of this Agreement’s termination; (c) all payments which accrued as of the date of termination; (d) all disclaimers, limitations of liability and limitations of remedies; and (e) all representations, warranties, covenants, certifications, releases, indemnifications and promises made by you under this Agreement.

18.  Governing Law. This Agreement, the additional terms, conditions and policies referenced herein (including our Privacy Policy), your visit, access, or use of the Site or the Services, the Parties’ relationship and all disputes, controversies and claims arising from or in connection with any of the foregoing (whether grounded in contract, tort, statute, law, or equity) shall be governed, interpreted, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas in the United States of America and applicable federal law of the United States of America, regardless of its place of execution, its place of performance, and any conflicts of law analysis.  For the avoidance of any doubt, the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall have no application whatsoever.

19.  Dispute Resolution.

a.       Binding Arbitration; Waiver. Each Party hereby irrevocably submits all disputes, controversies and claims arising from or concerning this Agreement, any additional terms, conditions or policies referenced in this Agreement (including our Privacy Policy), your visit, access, or use of the Site or the Services and/or the Parties’ relationship (whether grounded in contract, tort, statute, law or equity) (collectively, the “Dispute(s)”) to binding arbitration administered by Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. (a/k/a JAMS) or its successor (“JAMS”) for the resolution thereof, and such arbitration shall be the sole and exclusive method for resolving the Disputes.  The arbitration shall be binding, final and confidential.  Each Party acknowledges and agrees that he/she/it is waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate as the member of a class in any purported class action proceeding.

b.      Arbitration Rules.  The arbitration shall be conducted before a single arbitrator under the then-current JAMS Comprehensive Arbitration Rules & Procedures (the “JAMS Rules”), as supplemented by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence if and where applicable as a gap-filler. If there is any conflict between a provision of the JAMS Rules, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence, or this Agreement, then the conflicting provision of this Agreement shall control and govern over the JAMS Rules, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence; and the JAMS Rules shall control and govern over the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence.  The construction, interpretation, and enforcement of this Section 19 is governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq.

c.       Arbitration Process, Location, and Procedures. The Party initiating the arbitration proceeding shall serve a written notice of arbitration on the other Party in accordance with the JAMS Rules. The arbitration shall be held in Houston, Texas, United States of America.  The arbitration shall be conducted in the English language. The arbitrator shall be selected in accordance with the JAMS Rules, unless otherwise agreed to by the parties to the arbitration.  All issues or questions concerning either the scope of this arbitration clause or the arbitrability of any of the Disputes shall be referred to and finally decided by the arbitrator.  The arbitrator may construe or interpret, but shall not vary or ignore, the terms and conditions of this Agreement and shall be bound by applicable law.

d.      Arbitration Decisions and Awards. The arbitrator shall render a written final decision on the subject Dispute as soon as practicable and in any event not more than forty-five (45) days after the close of evidence and briefing. The arbitrator’s decision shall be written, shall be in accordance with applicable law, and shall be supported by written findings of fact and conclusions of law setting forth the basis for his/her decision. The arbitrator shall have no authority to award punitive, exemplary or consequential damages, unless such an award is authorized by applicable law. The arbitrator shall have the authority to award attorney fees and expenses if such an award is permitted under this Agreement or applicable law. Subject to any applicable rights of appeal, the final decision of the arbitrator shall be binding and conclusive upon all of the Parties who have been served with proper written notice of the arbitration proceeding as required by this Section 19.  Judgment on any award rendered by the arbitrator may be confirmed in any state or federal court having jurisdiction thereof that is located in the State of Texas, and may be entered in and enforced by any domestic, foreign, or international court having appropriate subject matter jurisdiction.  Any decision, judgment, ruling, finding, award or other determination of the arbitrator and any information disclosed in the course of any arbitration hereunder shall be kept confidential by the Parties, and any court order to enforce the decision, judgment, ruling, finding, award or other determination of the arbitrator shall be filed under seal.

e.       Arbitration Fees and Expenses. JAMS’s administrative and filing fees, the arbitrator’s fees and expenses and all other fees and expenses charged by JAMS and/or the arbitrator to administer or conduct the arbitration shall be shared equally among all parties to the arbitration; provided, however, that the prevailing party of the arbitration may recover an award of its share of such fees and expenses if such an award is permitted under this Agreement or applicable law.

f.        Litigation; Waiver.  In the event a particular Dispute is not subject to arbitration (whether by decision of an arbitrator with binding authority, or otherwise according to this Agreement or applicable law), each Party hereby irrevocably submits to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts of the State of Texas in Harris County, Texas, United States of America, for the litigation of said Dispute, and covenants and agrees that neither of the foregoing is an inconvenient venue or forum.

g.      Waiver of Jury Trial and Class Action.  Regardless of whether a particular dispute is subject to arbitration or litigation, each Party does hereby waive his/her/its right to a trial by jury, to participate as the member of a class in any purported class action or other proceeding or to name unnamed members in any purported class action or other proceedings.

20.  Notice. Unless otherwise expressly stated in this Agreement, we may give or deliver all other notices to you by means of a general notice posted on this or another page of the Site by email to the email address associated with your User Account or by posting to your User Account, and shall be deemed effective as of their stated effective dates.

21.  Relationship. In no event shall this Agreement, the performance of a Party’s rights or obligations under this Agreement, the Site, the Services or a Party’s visit to, access of, registration with, subscription to or use of the Site and/or the Services create any type of fiduciary, franchise, agency, employment, independent contractor, partnership or joint venture relationship between us and you.

22.  Miscellaneous.

a.       Electronic Signatures.  If your acceptance of this Agreement is further evidenced by your affirmative assent to the same (e.g., by a “check the box” acknowledgment procedure), then that affirmative assent is the equivalent of your electronic signature to this Agreement.  However, for the avoidance of doubt, your electronic signature is not required to evidence or facilitate your acceptance and agreement to this Agreement, as you agree that the conduct described in this Agreement as relating to your acceptance and agreement to this Agreement alone suffices.

b.      Excused Performance. We are hereby excused for any failure to perform under this Agreement to the extent that our performance is prevented by any reason outside of our reasonable control or that may be characterized as a force majeure event.

c.       Assignment and Delegation. You shall not assign, delegate, or otherwise transfer any of your rights or obligations under this Agreement without our prior written consent in each instance.

d.      Construction and Interpretation.  This Agreement shall be construed to have been drafted by all of the Parties, so that any rule of construction or interpretation that construes or interprets ambiguities against the drafter shall have no force or effect.

e.       Headings.  Section headings are inserted in this Agreement for reference and convenience only and shall not interpret, define, limit or describe the scope, intent, terms or conditions of this Agreement.

f.        Severability. If any term or condition of this Agreement is deemed invalid or unenforceable by the arbitrator or (if applicable) a court of law with binding authority, then the remaining terms and conditions shall not be affected, and said arbitrator or court of law shall reform the invalidated or unenforceable term or condition to the maximum extent permitted under the law and consistent with the intent of this Agreement.

g.      Entire Agreement.  This Agreement, together with those additional terms, conditions, and policies referenced herein and/or made available herein by hyperlink (including our Privacy Policy), constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between the Parties with respect to the subject matter hereof; supersedes any prior agreements and understandings, if any, between the Parties with respect to such subject matter; and shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the Parties and their respective successors and assigns.

23.  Contact Us.  Please direct any questions you may have about the Site, the Services or this Agreement to , with a subject line of “Website Question.”  The foregoing contact information may change from time-to-time by supplementation, amendment, or modification of this Agreement.

24.  Last Modified.  This Agreement was last modified on November 12, 2021.