THESE TERMS CONTAIN AN ARBITRATION CLAUSE AND A CLASS ACTION WAIVER CLAUSE. BY USING THE SITE, YOU ARE ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT AND, WHILE YOU MAY STILL PURSUE CLAIMS AGAINST MERIDITH BAER HOME, YOU ARE AGREEING THAT YOU MUST PURSUE YOUR CLAIMS IN A BINDING ARBITRATION PROCEEDING (AND NOT IN A COURT) AND ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL (AND NOT A CLASS ACTION) BASIS. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY TO UNDERSTAND YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES.
If you have any questions concerning these Terms or wish to exercise your rights as described below, please contact Meridith Baer Home at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. License to Use the Site
1.1. Subject to these Terms, Meridith Baer Home hereby grants you a personal, limited, terminable, revocable, non-exclusive, nontransferable, nonsublicenseable license to access and use the Site solely for use in accordance with these Terms. You shall be responsible, at your sole expense, for procuring, operating, and maintaining the computer system, mobile device, hardware, software, and other items necessary or appropriate to enable you to exercise your rights and licenses hereunder. Without limiting any other provisions of these Terms, all software and other materials, including the Site, made available to you are the copyrighted work of Meridith Baer Home or its licensors. Copying or distributing the Site or the Site Content (as defined below) is expressly prohibited.
2. Purpose and Content of the Site
2.1. All information and materials on the Site are presented solely for the purpose of providing general information on and promoting our products and services. Such information and materials do not constitute offers for our products and / or services or official retailers or other third parties, nor do they constitute advice or other instructions on the use of our products and / or services.
3.1. In order to access certain content, material, products or services on the Site, you may be asked to register and create an account. As part of the registration process, you may be asked to click to agree to these Terms or our service provider’s terms, and may then be asked to submit your email address and a password for your account. You may also be required to provide certain information about yourself including some types of personally identifiable information, including your legal name, phone number, birth date, address, and email address. You are responsible for ensuring that your password and account login are kept secret, safe, and secure at all times. Meridith Baer Home will not be held responsible or liable for any misuse of your account in the event that a third party has access to and uses your password and account login in any way.
3.2. You represent that the personal information you provide via the Site is true, valid, complete and up-to-date in all respects. Should any of the information you provide on the Site change, please login to your account and update such information directly on the Site.
4. General Restrictions on Use
4.1. You agree to use the Site only for purposes that are permitted by these Terms and in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and generally accepted practices or guidelines in the relevant jurisdictions.
4.2. You will not (and will not attempt to): (a) access the Site by any means other than through the interfaces that are provided by Meridith Baer Home; (b) gain unauthorized access to Meridith Baer Home’s computer system or engage in any activity that interferes with the performance of, or impairs the functionality or security of the Site or Meridith Baer Home’s networks and computer systems; (c) access the Site through any automated means or with any automated features or devices (including use of scripts or web crawlers, data mining, scraping, robots, spiders, or any other data gathering or extraction tools), except to the extent the Site is indexed by general purpose consumer-accessible search engines, such as Google or Bing; (d) access or collect any personally identifiable information, including any names, email addresses or other such information for any purpose, including, without limitation, commercial purposes; (e) reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, or resell any aspect of the Site for any purpose; (f) upload, post, or otherwise transmit, through the Site, any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” “phishing,” or any other form of solicitation, including the solicitation of users to become subscribers of other online services competitive with Meridith Baer Home; (g) stalk, harass, or otherwise disturb another person; (h) impersonate another person; or (i) infringe any intellectual property rights of any person or entity, including any trademark rights, rights of publicity, personality, or privacy of any person or entity, including as a result of the your failure to obtain consent to post personally identifying or otherwise private information about a person.
5. Content on the Site
5.1. As between you and Meridith Baer Home, Meridith Baer Home owns or licenses all information and materials, including logos, designs, titles, phrases, product names, images, illustrations, icons, photographs, and the copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade dress, and other intellectual property rights associated therewith, in or made available through the Site (“Site Content”), as well as the selection, coordination, arrangement, and organization and enhancement of the Site Content. All Site Content is protected pursuant to copyright, trademark, patent, and other applicable laws. You agree not to remove or alter any copyright notice or any other proprietary notice on any Site Content. As between you and Meridith Baer Home, all names, trademarks, symbols, slogans, or logos appearing on the Site are proprietary to Meridith Baer Home or its affiliates, licensors, or suppliers. Use or misuse of these trademarks is expressly prohibited and may violate federal and state trademark law. Under no circumstances will you have any rights of any kind in or to the Site Content, other than the right to use the Site Content in accordance with these Terms.
5.2. “Meridith Baer,” “Meridith Baer Home” and other trademarks, logos, characters, page headers, button icons, scripts, service names and other marks (collectively “Trademarks”) displayed on the Site are subject to the trademark and other rights of Meridith Baer Home. Our Trademarks may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Meridith Baer Home. Your use or misuse of Trademarks displayed on the Site, or of any other Site Content, except as provided for in these Terms, is strictly prohibited.
5.3. Please be aware that whenever you post information to the Site (e.g. a forum or guestbook) that information may be accessible for other users. You should therefore choose carefully the information you post and that you provide to other users.
5.4. Meridith Baer Home does not claim any ownership rights in the text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, feedback, works of authorship or any other materials that you may post (“User Content”) on the Site. After posting your User Content, you continue to retain all ownership rights in it, and you continue to have the right to use it in any way you choose. By posting your User Content on or through the Site, you hereby grant us a non-exclusive, sublicensable, transferable, irrevocable, fully paid-up, royalty-free and worldwide license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, create derivative works and distribute your User Content, in whole or in part, in all media formats and channels now known or hereafter devised, in any number of copies and without limit as to time, manner, and frequency of use, without further notice to you, with or without attribution, and all without any compensation to you whatsoever. For the avoidance of doubt, Meridith Baer Home shall be under no obligation: (1) to maintain any User Content in confidence; (2) to compensate you in any way for your User Content; or (3) to respond to any User Content.
5.5. By posting User Content, you represent that you have the full legal right to provide the User Content and that use of the User Content by Meridith Baer Home on the Site, and all other persons and entities, will not: (a) infringe any intellectual property rights of any person or entity or any rights of publicity, personality, or privacy of any person or entity, including as a result of your failure to obtain consent to post personally identifying or otherwise private information about a person; (b) violate any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or agreement; or (c) promote or provide instructional information about illegal activities, promote physical harm, or injury against any group or individual, or promote any act of cruelty to animals, including instructions on how to assemble bombs, grenades, and other weapons or how to use or obtain illegal drugs; (d) be defamatory, libelous or trade libelous, unlawfully threatening, or unlawfully harassing, or promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age; (e) impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise imply an affiliation with a person or entity, or include any falsified, composite, or otherwise non-authentic depictions of events, locations, landmarks, entities or persons; (f) contain or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (g) be obscene, child pornographic, or indecent; (h) violate any community or Internet standard; (i) constitute misappropriation of any trade secret or know-how; or (j) constitute disclosure of any confidential information owned by any third party.
5.6. You are solely responsible for the User Content that you post on the Site. You may not post, transmit, or share User Content on the Site that you did not create or that you do not have permission to post. User Content is not necessarily reviewed by Meridith Baer Home prior to posting and does not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of Meridith Baer Home. Meridith Baer Home makes no warranties, express or implied, as to User Content or the accuracy and reliability thereof or any material or information that you transmit to other users.
5.7. If you are posting a review of our products or services, you agree that you are not: (a) a director, employee, officer, or principal (“Interested Party”) of the business whose products or services are the subject of the post; (b) an Interested Party of a competitor of the business or individual whose products or services are the subject of the post; or (c) related in any way, including by blood, adoption or marriage, to the business or individual whose products or services are the subject of the post. You also agree that your review is truthful and based on your first-hand experience with the product or services described or referenced in your post. For the avoidance of doubt, you will not use the threat of posting and/or removing a post, including a review, to avoid payment for services provided by Meridith Baer Home or to demand payment from any business or individual.
5.8. Meridith Baer Home expressly reserves the right to remove any information or materials posted or transmitted for any reason or for no reason. Meridith Baer Home will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Meridith Baer Home to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials. We are not responsible for, and do not endorse or guarantee, the opinions, views, advice or recommendations posted or sent by users.
6. Errors, Inaccuracies, and Omissions
6.1. We have made every effort to display as accurately as possible the colors of the products and images that appear on this Site. However, since the actual colors you see depend upon your computer and monitor, we cannot generate that the display of any color will be completely accurate. Occasionally there may be information on the Site that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update information if any information on the Site is inaccurate at any time without prior notice. We cannot and do not review all communications or services made available on or through the Site, but, although not obligated to, may review, verify, make changes to or remove any User Content, Site Content, or the Site, including information submitted in connection with the Site Content or other features at any time, with or without notice in our sole discretion.
7.1. Meridith Baer Home expressly disclaims, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any express or implied warranties: (i) that the Site, Site Content, goods, services, advice, information or links provided or displayed on the Site will meet your requirements; (ii) that the Site will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or free from error or that any errors will be corrected; (iii) that defects in the operation or functionality of any software provided to you as part of the Site will be corrected; and (iv) regarding the Site, Site Content, goods, services, advice, information or links provided by any third parties or users. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from the Site shall create any warranty not expressly stated in these Terms.
7.2. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN, THE SITE, THE SITE MATERIALS AND USER CONTENT AND MATERIALS ON, IN, AND MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE, AND THE SERVICES, PRODUCTS, INFORMATION AND OTHER MATERIALS ON AND IN AND MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE ARE MADE AVAILABLE “AS IS” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS.” USE OF THE SITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE AND OUR LICENSORS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, AND DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, THE USER CONTENT, THE SITE MATERIALS, THE SERVICES, PRODUCTS, INFORMATION AND OTHER MATERIALS ON AND IN AND MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WRITTEN OR ORAL, ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, USAGE OF TRADE, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUALITY, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
7.3. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of any Site Content and User Content may be transferred unencrypted and involve transmissions over various networks and changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Please be advised that we do not guarantee that any information sent to or from our Site will be secure during transmission, nor can we guarantee the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to us via the Site or the Internet, including, for example, personal information such as your name or address. Meridith Baer Home reserves the right to interrupt or discontinue any or all of the functionalities of the Site. Meridith Baer Home assumes no responsibility for: (a) any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any communication; (b) any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or players due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on any of the Site, including any injury or damage to you or to any person’s computer related to or resulting from use of the Site; and (c) any damage to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of or browsing of the Site or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video or audio from the Site.
8. Links To and Features Provided by Third Parties
8.2. Framing of the Site by sites or site elements is not permitted. In-line linking or any other manner of incorporating parts of the Site on other sites is equally prohibited.
9. Service Access
9.1. While Meridith Baer Home endeavors to ensure that the Site is normally available 24 hours a day, it will not be liable if for any reason it is unavailable at any time or for any period. Access to the Site may be suspended temporarily and without notice in case of a system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control.
10. Limitation of Liability
IN AS MUCH AS PERMITTED BY LAW, AND EXCEPT FOR DAMAGE CAUSED BY WILLFUL INTENT OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE, MERIDITH BAER HOME AND ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND LICENSORS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS OR AGENTS OF ANY OF THEM, EXCLUDE ALL LIABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY AMOUNT OR KIND OF LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT MAY RESULT TO YOU OR A THIRD PARTY (INCLUDING ANY INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGE, OR ANY LOSS OF INCOME, PROFITS, GOODWILL OR DATA) IN CONNECTION WITH (A) THE USE OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OBTAINED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE; (B) THE SITE, SITE CONTENT, OR USER CONTENT IN ANY WAY; OR (C) THE USE, INABILITY TO USE OR THE RESULTS OF USE OF THE SITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THE SITE OR THE MATERIAL ON SUCH WEBSITES, INCLUDING LOSS OR DAMAGE DUE TO VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE, DATA OR OTHER PROPERTY ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF OR BROWSING OF THE SITE OR YOUR USE OF ANY SITE CONTENT OR ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THE SITE; ALL THE FOREGOING REGARDLESS OF LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER OR NOT YOU OR WE HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OR PROBABILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND EVEN IF THE REMEDIES OTHERWISE AVAILABLE FAIL OF THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF WE AND OUR AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND LICENSORS TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY IN CONNECTION WITH THE FOREGOING EXCEED THE PRICE PAID BY YOU DURING THE PRECEDING YEAR FOR USE OF THE SITE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF ANY PART OF THIS LIMITATION ON LIABILITY IS FOUND TO BE INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE FOR ANY REASON, THEN THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF US AND OUR AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10). IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS, OR FEEL WE HAVE BREACHED THESE TERMS, YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.
11.1. We care about your privacy and the protection of your personal data. Read our Privacy and Cookie Notice.
12.1. You will indemnify Meridith Baer Home and its affiliates, subsidiaries and licensors and their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders or agents (“Indemnitees”) against all claims, actions, suits, and other proceedings (“Claims”) arising out of or incurred in connection with the Site and your use of the Site or products or services obtained through the Site, your fraud, violation of law, negligence, willful misconduct, or any other use of the Site, the User Content, the Site Content, the services, products, information and other materials on, in and made available through the Site, (except to the extent attributable to us), or any breach by you of these Terms, and you will indemnify and hold the Indemnitees harmless from and against all judgments, losses, liabilities, damages, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and attorneys’ disbursements) arising out of or incurred in connection with such Claims. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms and your use of the Site. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you hereunder, and you shall cooperate in all reasonable respects in such defense. You may not settle any claim contemplated in this Section 12 without the prior written consent of Meridith Baer Home.
13. Complaint Procedures
13.1. If you believe that any content or postings on this Site violates your intellectual property or other rights, please send to us at email@example.com a comprehensive detailed message setting forth the following information: (a) your name and the name of your company, if any; (b) your contact information, including your e-mail address; (c) the nature and substance of your complaint, the specific rights at issue, and your basis for making the complaint, including the content or posting that is objectionable; and (d) the following statement: “The statements, representations, and assertions made in this message are true, complete, and accurate and I have the full legal authority to make each and every such statement, representation, and assertion and to make and be granted any demand made in this message.”
14. Dispute Resolution
14.1. Any dispute arising out of these Terms shall be resolved exclusively through final and binding arbitration conducted by the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”). Arbitration uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury, and court review of an arbitration award is very limited. However, an arbitrator can award the same damages and relief on an individual basis that a court can award to an individual; and an arbitrator must also follow the terms of these Terms, as a court would. All issues are for the arbitrator to decide, except that issues relating to arbitrability and the scope or enforceability of this agreement to arbitrate shall be for a court of competent jurisdiction to decide. Arbitration shall take place in Los Angeles, California unless We elect otherwise.
14.2. The arbitrator will decide the substance of all claims in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to any conflict-of-law rules or the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. The arbitrator shall not be bound by rulings in prior arbitrations involving different Site users, but is bound by rulings in prior arbitrations involving the same Site user to the extent required by applicable law. The arbitrator’s award shall be final and binding, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Payment of all filing, administration, and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA’s rules, unless otherwise stated in this Agreement to Arbitrate. If the value of the relief sought is $10,000 or less, at your request, we will pay all filing, administration, and arbitrator fees associated with the arbitration. Any request for payment of fees by Us should be submitted by mail to the AAA along with your demand for arbitration and We will make arrangements to pay all necessary fees directly to the AAA. If the value of the relief sought is more than $10,000 and you are able to demonstrate that the costs of accessing arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of accessing a court for purposes of pursuing litigation on an individual basis, we will pay as much of the filing, administration, and arbitrator fees as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the costs of accessing arbitration from being prohibitive. In the event the arbitrator determines the claim(s) you assert in the arbitration to be frivolous, you agree to reimburse Us for all fees associated with the arbitration paid by Us on your behalf that you otherwise would be obligated to pay under the AAA’s rules. If an arbitrator or court decides that any part of this agreement to arbitrate is invalid or unenforceable, the other parts of this agreement to arbitrate shall still apply.
14.3. You can choose to reject this agreement to arbitrate by mailing Us a written opt-out notice (“Opt-Out Notice”). The Opt-Out Notice must be postmarked no later than thirty days after the date you accept these Terms for the first time. You must complete the Opt-Out Notice form by providing the information called for in the form, including your name, address (including street number and address, city, state, and zip code), phone number, and the email address used to log in to the Meridith Baer Home account to which the opt-out applies. You must sign the Opt-Out Notice for it to be effective. This procedure is the only way you can opt out of the agreement to arbitrate. If you opt out of the agreement to arbitrate, all other parts of these Terms will continue to apply. Opting out of this agreement to arbitrate has no effect on any previous, other, or future arbitration agreements that you may have with Us.
15. Governing Law
15.1. Without limiting the terms of Section 14 of these Terms and use of the Site are governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to California conflict of laws rules. If the arbitration agreement is deemed unenforceable or void, you irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts in Los Angeles, California, for purposes of any legal action arising out of or related to the use of the Site or these Terms.
16.1. The Site is controlled and operated from within the United States. Without limiting anything else, we make no representation that the Site, Site Content, User Content, services, products, information or other materials available on, in, or through the Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to them from territories where they are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the Site from outside the United States do so on their own will and are responsible for compliance with applicable laws.
16.3. The failure of Meridith Baer Home to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms will not operate as a waiver of any such right or provision. The section titles in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of the Terms does not affect or impair in any way the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions contained herein. No person or entity not party to this agreement will be deemed to be a third party beneficiary of these Terms or any provision hereof. When used herein, the words “includes” and “including” and their syntactical variations shall be deemed followed by the words “without limitation.”
16.4. If you have any questions about the Terms, write to:
Meridith Baer Home
4100 Ardmore Avenue
South Gate CA 90280
Attn: Customer Service
Or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dated: December 31, 2019
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