TIER1 DIGITAL USA, INC.

EMPLOYERS WEBSITE TERMS OF SERVICE

Last Updated: April 30, 2020

 

These Website Terms of Use (“Agreement” or “Terms of Use”) are a legally binding agreement between you (the “User,” “you,” or “your”) and Tier1 Digital USA, Inc. (“Tier 1,” “we,” “us,” “our”). You acknowledge and agree that your use of the Tier1 Digital USA platform (the “Platform”) through Tier1 Digital USA’s Website at www.tier1digital.co/ (the “Website”) or through Tier1 Digital USA’s application (the “App”) will be governed by this Agreement, our Privacy Policy, and any related terms.

If you are unsure as to the terms of this Agreement, please do not proceed further and contact us at careappinfo@tier1digital.co. Your use of our Platform shall constitute your acceptance of this Agreement and to all of the terms and conditions stated under this Agreement and our Privacy Policy referenced herein. Capitalized terms not defined herein shall have the same meaning ascribed to them under our Privacy Policy.

 

PLEASE READ THE TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY TO ENSURE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND EACH PROVISION. PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE TERMS CONTAIN A BINDING AND MANDATORY ARBITRATION PROVISION AND CLASS ACTION/JURY TRIAL WAIVER PROVISION THAT REQUIRES THE USE OF ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS TO RESOLVE DISPUTES, RATHER THAN JURY TRIALS OR CLASS ACTIONS AND LIMITS REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO YOU IN THE EVENT OF CERTAIN DISPUTES.

  1. INTRODUCTION TO TIER1 DIGITAL USA AND OUR WEBSITE AND PLATFORM

Tier1 Digital USA provides a Software as a Service (“SAAS”) based solutions for the Agriculture, Food Supply Chain, and other industries covering ERP, quality, online markers, food safety and more (our “Services”). In the light of the novel COVID-19 pandemic, our first application (the “Track+ Care App”) will allow businesses to monitor the safety of their employees and their environment by monitoring and recording temperatures, other symptoms and any possible contact with a COVID-19 patient. Your company has made arrangements for you to use our Track+ Care App to monitor your temperature and other symptoms to see if you might have COVID-19. By using the Track+ Care App, you are consenting to your company and Tier1 Digital USA to record, monitor, and compare your symptoms when you first report to work and other times during the day.

These Employer Terms of Services sets forth the general terms and conditions under which we will provide our Services and our Track+ Care App to business customers. The Employee Terms of Service sets forth the terms and conditions for your Employees to use our Services and/or Track+ Care App. None of your employees can access our platform, Services, or our Track+ Care App without your authorization and you will be liable for any damages suffered by us as a result of your employees access to our Platform or use our Services and/or our Track+ Care App. Please ensure that your employees use their Credentials (user name and password) properly and do not lose or give them to someone else. You are responsible for their use.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, we may require you to sign an offline SAAS agreement (the “Agreement”), which further sets forth the terms and conditions under which we will make our Services and/or Track+ Care App available to you. If there are any inconsistency between these Employer Terms of Service and the Agreement, the Agreement shall prevail.

You agree to fully comply with HIPAA and any other applicable privacy statute in the United States, any states thereof, or elsewhere in the world. You agree to fully protect any protected health information (“PHI”) and other Personal Information of your employees and to disclose such information without their prior written consent. You agree to be liable for and defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless from any and all damages and losses of whatever nature for a breach of this paragraph.

  1. TERRITORIAL RESTRICTION

We are currently authorized to provide our services in the United States and Canada. We are not yet authorized to provide our services in the European Union or Switzerland. If you reside in the European Union or Switzerland, please do not register for or use our services. When we determine that you are a resident in the European Union or Switzerland, we will terminate your service.

  1. PRIVACY POLICY

Our Privacy Policy describes how we handle the personal and business information you provide to us when you register for our Website or Platform. You understand that through your use of our Website or Platform, you consent to the collection and use (as set forth in the Privacy Policy) of this information, including the transfer of this information to the US, and/or other countries for storage, processing and use by Tier1 Digital USA and our affiliates.

  1. ELIGIBILITY & ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

To be eligible to register and use our Website or Platform, you must meet the following criteria and represent and warrant that you: (1) are 18 years of age or older; (2) are not currently restricted from accessing our Website or Platform, or not otherwise prohibited from having an account, (3) are not our competitor, or are not using our Website or Platform for reasons that are in competition with us; (4) will only maintain one registered account at any given time; (5) have full power and authority to enter into this Agreement and doing so will not violate any other agreement to which you are a party; (6) will not violate any of our rights, including intellectual property rights such as patent, copyright, and trademark rights; and (7) agree to provide at your cost all equipment, browser software, and internet access necessary to use our Website/App or Platform; and (8) you are an employee of one of our clients and you have been given access to the platform and to use our Services and/or our Track+ Care App. You warrant and represent that you have the authority to sign up and register on behalf of your company for our Services and the Track+ Care App and to bind your company to the terms and conditions of these Employee Terms of Service. By doing so, you acknowledge that your company is liable for all damages cause to us by the use of our Services and the Track+ Care App by your employees

  1. SERVICE LICENSE

Subject to your compliance with the terms of this Agreement, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, non-transferable, non-licensable, non-sublicensable license to access and use our Website and Platform to access, stream, and use content made available in or otherwise accessible through our Website, or Platform, strictly in accordance with this Agreement.

You will not use, copy, adapt, modify, prepare derivative works based upon our Website or Platform, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast or otherwise exploit our Website or Platform, except as expressly permitted in this Agreement.

When accessing our Website or Platform, you need to make sure that your internet connection is adequate. You are solely responsible for your internet connection including and not limited to the applicable charges, rates, tariffs, and other fees that might apply.

YOU AGREE THAT WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF OUR WEBSITE OR PLATFORM. WE PROVIDE NO WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY. THERE IS NO WARRANTY WHICH WILL EXTEND BEYOND THE DESCRIPTION ON THE FACE HEREOF. ANY DAMAGE ALLEGED FOR A LOSS OR INJURY IS LIMITED TO THE FEE, IF ANY, PAID TO TIER1 DIGITAL USA FOR THE ABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE OUR WEBSITE OR PLATFORM.

  1. ACCESS AND SERVICE RESTRICTIONS

You agree that our Platform, including but not limited to the Website, graphics, trademarks, and editorial content, contains proprietary content, information, and material, which are owned by Tier1 Digital USA and/or our licensors, including our customers, brands and agencies, and are protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws, including but not limited to copyright. You agree that you will not use such proprietary content, information or materials other than for your permitted use of our Platform or in any manner that is inconsistent with the terms contained in this Agreement.

You agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, or create derivative works based on our Website or Platform, in any manner, and you will not exploit our Website or Platform in any unauthorized way whatsoever, including but not limited to, using our Website or Platform to transmit any computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other malware, or by trespassing or burdening network capacity. You further agree not to use our Website or Platform in any manner to harass, abuse, stalk, threaten, defame or otherwise infringe or violate the rights of any other party, and that we are not in any way responsible for any such use by you, nor for any harassing, threatening, defamatory, offensive, infringing or illegal messages or transmissions that you may receive as a result of using our Website or Platform.

  1. RESERVATION OF RIGHTS

You acknowledge and agree that our Website and Platform are provided for your use. Except to the extent necessary to access and use our Website or Platform, nothing in this Agreement grants any title or ownership interest in or to any copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets or other proprietary rights in or relating to our Website or Platform, whether expressly, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise. Tier1 Digital USA and its licensors and service providers reserve and will retain their entire right, title, and interest in and to our Website and Platform, including all copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights therein or relating thereto, except as expressly granted to you in this Agreement.

  1. ACCESS RIGHTS

You can access and use our Website at www.covidbenefits.net. You agree that we have the right to disable your access and use rights, at any time if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of this Agreement and/or our Privacy Policy.  You agree to cooperate with us if the security of our Website or Platform is compromised by you or another person through the use of our Website or Platform.  We will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section 8.

We collect personal and business information (as set forth in our Privacy Policy), which we need, from you when you register to use our Website or Platform. This information is necessary for us to provide our Website or Platform to you and is stored on our servers to enable us to continue to provide our Website or Platform to you. Upon your written request, we will provide you with a list of all of the Personal Information that we store on you within sixty (60) days of receiving your request. Also, upon your prior written request, we will delete any such information within sixty (60) days of receiving your request. Notwithstanding, please note that, if you ask us to delete all such information, we will not be able to continue to provide our Website or Platform to you. Please send your requests to us at careappinfo@tier1digital.co.

  1. USER DO’S AND DON’T’S

As a condition to access our Website and/or Platform, you agree to this Agreement and to strictly observe the following Do’s and Don’ts:

  1. Do’s
  1. Comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, tax laws, export control laws and regulatory requirements;
  2. Provide accurate information to Tier1 Digital USA and update from time to time as may be necessary;
  3. Review our Privacy Policy; and
  4. Review and comply with notices sent by Tier1 Digital USA, if any, concerning our Website or Platform.
  1. Don’ts
  1. Duplicate, license, sublicense, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, sell, rebrand, otherwise transfer or commercially exploit our Website or Platform (excluding any user content);
  2. Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher, capture screen shots, or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for any underlying intellectual property used to provide our Website or Platform, or any part thereof;
  3. Utilize information, content or any data you view on and/or obtain from our Website or Platform to provide any service that is competitive with us;
  4. Imply or state, directly or indirectly, that you are affiliated with or endorsed by Tier1 Digital USA unless you have entered into a written agreement with us;
  5. Adapt, modify or create derivative works based on our Website or Platform or technology underlying our Website or Platform, or other Users’ content, in whole or in part;
  6. Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell access to our Website or Platform or any information therein, or the equivalent, in whole or part;
  7. Deep-link to our Website for any purpose, i.e. including a link to our proprietary web pages other than our home page;
  8. Access, reload, or “refresh” or make any other request to transactional servers that are beyond generally accepted usage of web-based applications;
  9. Use manual or automated software, devices, scripts robots, other means or processes to “scrape”, “crawl” or “spider” any web pages contained in the Website;
  10. Use automated methods to add contacts or send messages;
  11. Engage in “framing”, “mirroring”, or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of our Website;
  12. Attempt to or actually access our Website or Platform by any means other than through the interface provided by Tier1 Digital USA;
  13. Attempt to or actually override any security component included in or underlying our Website or Platform;
  14. Engage in any action that interferes with the proper working of or places an unreasonable load on our infrastructure, including but not limited to unsolicited communications, attempts to gain unauthorized access, or transmission or activation of computer viruses;
  15. Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on our Website or Platform, including those of both Tier1 Digital USA or any of our licensors; or
  16. Use any information obtained from our Website or Platform to harass, abuse or harm another User.
  1. TIER1 DIGITAL USA COMMUNICATIONS

You understand and agree that you may receive information and push notifications from Tier1 Digital USA via email, text message on your mobile device, or calls to your mobile number. You hereby consent to receive communications via email, text message or notifications on your mobile device, or calls to your mobile number. You acknowledge that you may incur additional charges or fees from your wireless provider for these communications, including text message charges and data usage fees, and you acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for any such charges and fees and not Tier1 Digital USA.

    1. Email Contact.  We may send promotional messages about us and our products and services related to our Website and Platform to your email.  When you send us a query email at careappinfo@tier1digital.co, you are providing us with consent to send emails to you for replying to your queries at your provided email address. By providing your email address, you agree with these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy.
    2. Push Notification.  You can opt out of receiving push notifications through your device settings. Please note that opting out of receiving push notifications may impact your use of our Website and Platform.
  1. PAYMENT

The prices for your access to our platform and use of our Services and/or the Track+ Care App is set forth in our pricing sheet and/or in the Agreement.

  1. INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Tier1 Digital USA and our officers, employees, managers, directors, customers, and agents (the “Indemnitees”) harmless from and against any and all costs, liabilities, losses and expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees) resulting from any claim, suit, action, demand or proceeding brought by any third party against Tier1 Digital USA and our Indemnitees arising from any of the following: (i) a breach of this Agreement; (ii) the negligence, fraud, or willful misconduct of you, agents, or contractors; (iii) incorrect information provided by you in your account or elsewhere; or (iv) a failure by you or your employees, agents, contractors or invitees to comply with applicable laws and regulations.

  1. DISCLAIMERS

Your access to and use of our Website and Platform or any content are at your own risk. You understand and agree that our Website and Platform are provided to you on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. Without limiting the foregoing, to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. We make no warranty or representation and disclaim all responsibility and liability for: (i) the completeness, accuracy, availability, timeliness, security or reliability of our Website/App or Platform or any content; (ii) any harm to your computer system, loss of data, or other harm that results from your access to or use of our Website or Platform or any content; (iii) the deletion of, or the failure to store or to transmit, any content and other communications maintained by our Website or Platform; and (iv) whether our Website or Platform will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained from us or through our Website or Platform, will create any warranty or representation not expressly made herein.

TIER1 DIGITAL USA DOES NOT REVIEW, VERIFY, REVISE, ENDORSE, OR OTHERWISE APPROVE ANY CONTENT CREATED OR POSTED BY OUR USERS, AND COMMUNICATED TO OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES VIA OUR WEBSITE/APP OR PLATFORM, BUT TIER1 DIGITAL USA WILL REMOVE CONTENT THAT VIOLATES ANY LAWS OR THIS AGREEMENT. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL TIER1 DIGITAL USA BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR ANY CONTENT CREATED OR POSTED BY OUR USERS FOR, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT, OR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF SUCH CONTENT. THE CONTENT IS SOLELY CREATED BY OUR USERS, AND TIER1 DIGITAL USA SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL ROLE WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO THE CREATION OR POSTING OF SUCH CONTENT. 

  1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

You acknowledge and agree that, in no event will Tier1 Digital USA be liable to you or any third party for any indirect, punitive, exemplary, incidental, special, or consequential damages whether in contract, tort (including negligence), or otherwise arising out of this Agreement, or the use of, or the inability to use, our Website  or Platform, including, without limitation, any information made available through our Website or Platform pursuant to this Agreement. In the event the foregoing limitation of liability is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, then the maximum liability for all claims of every kind will not exceed one times (1x) the aggregate of payments received under this Agreement. The foregoing limitation of liability will cover, without limitation, any technical malfunction, computer error or loss of data, and any other injury arising from the use of our Website or Platform.  Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. To the extent that Tier1 Digital USA may not disclaim any implied warranty or limit its liabilities, the scope and duration of such warranty and the extent of Tier1 Digital USA’s liability will be the minimum permitted under applicable law.

  1. TERMINATION

You may terminate this binding legal Agreement with Tier1 Digital USA by providing thirty (30) days prior written notice, with a possible termination charge. 

We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your account or cease providing you with access to all or part of our Website/App or Platform at any time for any or no reason, including, but not limited to, if we reasonably believe: (i) you have violated this Agreement or our Privacy Policy, (ii) you create risk or possible legal exposure for Tier1 Digital USA; or (iii) our provision of our Website/App or Platform to you is no longer commercially viable. We will make reasonable efforts to notify you of such termination by the email address associated with your account or the next time you attempt to access your account, depending on the circumstances. In all such cases, this Agreement shall terminate, including, without limitation, your license to use our Website/App or Platform.

All sections, which by their nature and context are intended to survive the termination of this Agreement, will survive.

  1. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT/DMCA NOTICE

If you believe that any content on our Website or Platform violates your copyright, and you wish to have the allegedly infringing material removed, the following information in the form of a written notification (pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA Takedown Notice”)) must be provided to our designated Copyright Agent.

  • Your physical or electronic signature;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work(s) that you claim to have been infringed;
  • Identification of the material on our Website or Platform that you claim is infringing and that you request us to remove;
  • Sufficient information to permit us to locate such material;
  • Your address, telephone number, and email address;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the objectionable material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or under the law; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are either the owner of the copyright that has allegedly been infringed or that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

Tier1 Digital USA’s Copyright Agent to receive DMCA Takedown Notices is Sri Sabesan, careappinfo@tier1digital.co, at Tier1 Digital USA, Attn: DMCA Notice, 16192 Coastal Highway,  Lewes, Delaware 19958 USA. You acknowledge that for us to be authorized to take down any content, your DMCA Takedown Notice must comply with all the requirements of this Section. Please note that, pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), any misrepresentation of material fact (falsities) in a written notification automatically subjects the complaining party to liability for any damages, costs and attorney’s fees incurred by Tier1 Digital USA in connection with the written notification and allegation of copyright infringement. 

  1. ASSIGNMENT

This Agreement is only for your benefit. You shall have no right to assign this Agreement or any benefits or obligation hereunder to any other party or legal entity. Any attempted assignment shall be void.

  1. ANTI-BRIBERY AND EXPORT COMPLIANCE

You agree not to promote, approach, use, distribute, transfer, provide, sub-license, share with, or otherwise offer our Website or Platform in violation of any laws or this Agreement, including, without limitation, the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act and similar anti-corruption statutes in all jurisdictions. Without limiting the foregoing, you will not knowingly directly or indirectly export, re-export, transfer, make available or release (collectively, “Export”) our Website or Platform to any destination, person, entity or end-use prohibited or restricted under the US law without prior US government authorization to the extent required by the applicable export control regulations, including without limitation, to any parties listed on any of the denied parties lists or specially designated nationals lists maintained under the Export Administration Regulations or the Security, and the Foreign Asset Control Regulations (31 CFR 500 et seq.) administered by the US Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control without appropriate US government authorization to the extent required by the applicable regulations.

  1. MODIFICATIONS

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change or modify this Agreement at any time. In the event, we modify the terms of this Agreement, such modifications shall be binding on you only upon your acceptance of the modified Agreement. We will inform you about the modifications via email, on our Platform by posting a modified version of this page, or by a comparable means within a reasonable time period.  Your continued use of our Website or Platform shall constitute your consent to such changes.

  1. RELATIONSHIP OF PARTIES

The parties hereto are independent contractors, and nothing contained herein shall be interpreted as creating any relationship other than that of independent contracting parties. The parties shall not be construed as being partners, joint ventures, shareholders, employer/employee, or agent/servant. The User has no power or authority to bind Tier1 Digital USA to any obligation, agreement, debt or liability. The User shall not hold itself out as an agent or representative of Tier1 Digital USA.

  1. GOVERNING LAW

This Agreement shall be governed by the law of the State of Delaware, without respect to its conflicts of laws principles.  Each of the parties to this Agreement consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located Orange County in the State of California for any actions not subject to Dispute Resolution and Arbitration provisions as set forth in Section 22.

  1. DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND ARBITRATION

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT REQUIRES YOU TO ARBITRATE CERTAIN DISPUTES AND CLAIMS WITH TIER1 DIGITAL USA AND LIMITS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM US.

  1. Binding Arbitration

Except for any disputes, claims, suits, actions, causes of action, demands or proceedings (collectively, “Disputes”) in which either party seeks to bring an individual action in small claims court or seeks injunctive or other equitable relief for the alleged unlawful use of intellectual property, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademarks, trade names, logos, trade secrets or patents, you and Tier1 Digital USA agree (a) to waive your and Tier1 Digital USA’s respective rights to have any and all Disputes arising from or related to this Agreement, use of our Website or Platform, resolved in a court, and (b) to waive your and Tier1 Digital USA’s respective rights to a jury trial. Instead, you and Tier1 Digital USA agree to arbitrate Disputes through binding arbitration (which is the referral of a Dispute to one or more persons charged with reviewing the Dispute and making a final and binding determination to resolve it instead of having the Dispute decided by a judge or a jury in court).

  1. No Class Arbitrations, Class Actions or Representative Actions

You and Tier1 Digital USA agree that any Dispute arising out of or related to these Terms of Use or use or access of our Website or Platform is personal to you and Tier1 Digital USA and that such Dispute will be resolved solely through individual arbitration and will not be brought as a class arbitration, class action or any other type of representative proceeding. You and Tier1 Digital USA agree that there will be no class arbitration or arbitration in which an individual attempts to resolve a Dispute as a representative of another individual or group of individuals. Further, you and Tier1 Digital USA agree that a Dispute cannot be brought as a class or other type of representative action, whether within or outside of arbitration, or on behalf of any other individual or group of individuals.

  1. Federal Arbitration Act

You and Tier1 Digital USA agree that these Terms of Use affect interstate commerce and that the enforceability of this Section 22 shall be both substantively and procedurally governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 1 et seq. (the “FAA”), to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.

  1. Notice; Informal Dispute Resolution

You and Tier1 Digital USA agree that each party will notify the other party in writing of any arbitral or small claims Dispute within thirty (30) days of the date it arises, so that the parties can attempt in good faith to resolve the Dispute informally. Notice to Tier1 Digital USA shall be sent by certified mail or courier to Tier1 Digital USA, Attn: Sri Sabesan, 16192 Coastal Highway,  Lewes, Delaware 19958 USA . Your notice must include (a) your name, postal address, telephone number, the email address you use or used for your Tier1 Digital USA account and, if different, an email address at which you can be contacted, (b) a description in reasonable detail of the nature or basis of the Dispute, and (c) the specific relief that you are seeking. Our notice to you will be sent electronically in accordance with this Agreement and will include (x) our name, postal address, telephone number and an email address at which we can be contacted with respect to the Dispute, (y) a description in reasonable detail of the nature or basis of the Dispute, and (z) the specific relief that we are seeking. If you and Tier1 Digital USA cannot agree how to resolve the Dispute within thirty (30) days after the date notice is received by the applicable party, then either you or Tier1 Digital USA may, as appropriate and in accordance with this Section 22 commence an arbitration proceeding.

  1. Process

EXCEPT FOR DISPUTES IN WHICH EITHER PARTY SEEKS TO BRING AN INDIVIDUAL ACTION IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT OR SEEKS INJUNCTIVE OR OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF FOR THE ALLEGED UNLAWFUL USE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COPYRIGHTS, TRADEMARKS, TRADE NAMES, LOGOS, TRADE SECRETS OR PATENTS, YOU AND Tier1 Digital USA AGREE THAT ANY DISPUTE MUST BE COMMENCED OR FILED BY YOU OR Tier1 Digital USA WITHIN (1) YEAR OF THE DATE THE DISPUTE AROSE, OTHERWISE THE UNDERLYING CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED (WHICH MEANS THAT YOU AND Tier1 Digital USA WILL NO LONGER HAVE THE RIGHT TO ASSERT SUCH CLAIM REGARDING THE DISPUTE). You and Tier1 Digital USA agree that  (a) any arbitration will occur in the State of California, (b) arbitration will be conducted confidentially by a single arbitrator in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (the “AAA Rules”) then in effect, except as modified by this “Dispute Resolution” section, and (c) that the state or federal courts of the State of California, have exclusive jurisdiction over any appeals and the enforcement of an arbitration award. You may also litigate a Dispute in the small claims court located in the county of your billing address if the Dispute meets the requirements to be heard in small claims court.

  1. Authority of Arbitrator

As limited by the FAA, these Terms of Use and the applicable AAA rules, the arbitrator will have (a) the exclusive authority and jurisdiction to make all procedural and substantive decisions regarding a Dispute, including the determination of whether a Dispute is arbitral, and (b) the authority to grant any remedy that would otherwise be available in court; provided, however, that the arbitrator does not have the authority to conduct a class arbitration or a representative action, which is prohibited by these Terms of Use. The arbitrator may only conduct an individual arbitration and may not consolidate more than one individual’s claims, preside over any type of class or representative proceeding, or preside over any proceeding involving more than one individual. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or the applicable AAA rules, discovery in the arbitration shall be limited to one set of interrogatories, one set of requests for admissions, and one set of requests for production of documents.

The arbitrator’s award of damages must be consistent with the terms of the “Limitation of Liability” section above as to the types and amounts of damages for which a party may be held liable. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the claimant and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by the claimant’s individual claim. If you prevail in arbitration you will be entitled to an award of attorneys’ fees and expenses, to the extent provided under applicable law. We will not seek and hereby waive all rights we may have under applicable law to recover, attorneys’ fees and expenses if we prevail in arbitration.

  1. Rules of AAA

The AAA Rules are available at www.adr.org/arb_med or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879. By agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use, you either (a) acknowledge and agree that you have read and understand the rules of AAA, or (b) waive your opportunity to read the rules of AAA and any claim that the rules of AAA are unfair or should not apply for any reason.

  1. Severability

If any term, clause or provision of this Section 22 is held invalid or unenforceable, it will be so held to the minimum extent required by law, and all other terms, clauses and provisions of this Section 22 will remain valid and enforceable. Further, the waivers set forth herein are severable from the other provisions of this Agreement and will remain valid and enforceable, except as prohibited by applicable law. 

  1. Opt-Out Right

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OPT OUT OF BINDING ARBITRATION WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS OF THE DATE YOU FIRST ACCEPTED THE TERMS OF THIS SECTION 26 BY WRITING TO: Tier1 Digital USA, RE: OPT-OUT, 16192 Coastal Highway,  Lewes, Delaware 19958 USA. IN ORDER TO BE EFFECTIVE, THE OPT OUT NOTICE MUST INCLUDE YOUR FULL NAME AND CLEARLY INDICATE YOUR INTENT TO OPT OUT OF BINDING ARBITRATION. BY OPTING OUT OF BINDING ARBITRATION, YOU ARE AGREEING TO RESOLVE DISPUTES IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 22.  

  1. MISCELLANEOUS

This Agreement along with our Privacy Policy constitutes the entire agreement between you and Tier1 Digital USA and supersedes any prior agreements between you and Tier1 Digital USA with respect to the subject matter herein. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, we both nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to our intentions as reflected in this provision, and the other provisions of this Agreement to remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of our Website or Platform or this Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. A party’s failure to act with respect to a breach by the other party does not constitute a waiver of the party’s right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. All the sections intended to survive the termination of this Agreement shall survive. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notices to Tier1 Digital USA shall be given by certified mail, postage prepaid and return receipt requested to Tier1 Digital USA at 16192 Coastal Highway,  Lewes, Delaware 19958 USA. Any notices to you shall be provided to you through our Website or Platform or given to you via the email address or physical address you provide to Tier1 Digital USA during the registration process.

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