Terms & Conditions
- Overview and Acceptance of Use
Welcome to BetterWorld! BetterWorld Inc. (“BetterWorld”) is a curated wholesale online marketplace connecting creative brands with retailers, accessible through its websites (collectively, the “Site”) and mobile applications (collectively, the “Application”) (together, the “Services”). Throughout these Terms of Service (“Terms”), the terms “BetterWorld”, “our”, “us”, and/or “we” refer to BetterWorld. The terms “you” and/or “your” refer to any visitor of the Site and/or the Application and any user of the Services. These Terms govern your access to and use of the Services and Collective Content (defined below), and constitute a binding legal agreement between you and BetterWorld.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICES (INCLUDING BY DOWNLOADING OR POSTING ANY CONTENT FROM OR ONTO THE SERVICES), YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND ALL OTHER TERMS AND POLICIES REFERENCED IN THESE TERMS. THIS APPLIES WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE REGISTERED ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, THEN YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT.
THESE TERMS REQUIRE THE USE OF ARBITRATION TO RESOLVE INDIVIDUAL DISPUTES, RATHER THAN JURY TRIALS OR CLASS ACTIONS, AND ALSO LIMIT THE REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO YOU SHOULD THERE BE A DISPUTE. YOUR AGREEMENT TO THESE TERMS INDICATES YOUR EXPRESS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND AGREEMENT THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND HOW THE ARBITRATION PROVISION SET FORTH IN SECTION 26 BELOW WORKS.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion to modify, suspend, discontinue or terminate the Services or any content, feature or material we provide thereon, or to modify these Terms, at any time and without prior notice, and have no obligation to update any information thereon. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Services is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some or all parts of the Services to users. If we modify these Terms we will post the modification on the Site or via the Application and/or provide you with notice of the modification. By continuing to access or use the Services thereafter, you are indicating that you agree to be bound by the modified Terms. If the modified Terms are not acceptable to you, your only recourse is to cease using the Services.
- Key Definitions
- “Collective” means, collectively, BetterWorld Content and Member Content.
- “Content” means text, graphics, images, music, software (excluding the Application), audio, video, information or other materials.
- “BetterWorld Content” means Content that BetterWorld makes available through the Services including any Content licensed from a third party, but excluding Member Content.
- “Member” means a business that completes BetterWorld’s account registration process, as described under the “Account Registration” section below.
- “Member Content” means Content that a Member posts, uploads, publishes, submits or transmits to BetterWorld to be made available through the Services.
- Account Registration
To access certain features of the Services and to post any Member Content thereon, you must register to create an account (“Account”). BetterWorld offers two types of Accounts, a “Retailer Account” and a “Brand Account”. A “Retailer Account” for buyers who purchase goods through the Services for the purpose of resale (“Retailers”). A “Brand Account” for sellers who offer to sell and/or sell their goods to Retailers through the Services (“Brand”).
You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information during the registration process and to update such information to keep it accurate, current and complete. We reserve the right suspend or terminate your Account if any information provided during the registration process or thereafter proves to be inaccurate, not current or incomplete. You are responsible for safeguarding your password and you agree that you will not disclose it to any third party. You agree that you are solely responsible for any activities or actions under your Account, whether you authorized them or not. You will immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your Account. We have the right to disable any user name, password or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time in our sole discretion for any or no reason, including if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of these Terms.
- Account Levels
By submitting payment details in conjunction with registering for a Retailer Account and/or purchasing goods, you agree to pay for the goods purchased and any applicable taxes and other fees that may accrue, and authorize us to charge the payment method with the information you have supplied to us, and/or to credit such payment method to make any adjustments if necessary. We reserve the right to correct any errors in pricing. We, and the Brand, have the right to refuse any order.
The Services and Collective Content are each protected by copyright, trademark and other laws of the United States and foreign countries. You acknowledge and agree that the Services and Collective Content, excluding your specific Member Content, including all associated intellectual property rights, are the exclusive property of BetterWorld, its licensors and/or other providers of such material. Other than expressly stated herein, there are no implied licenses granted under these Terms. You will not remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Services or Collective Content. Additionally BetterWorld is the owner of pending, registered and/or unregistered trademarks, trade dress and trade name appearing on the Services, including the BetterWorld name and logo, and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans. You agree to not use such marks without BetterWorld’s prior written permission. Any other trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names and any other proprietary designations are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective parties.
- License Granted by BetterWorld
- License Grant. Subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms, BetterWorld grants you: (a) a non-transferable, non-exclusive, revocable, limited license, with no right to sublicense, to use and access the Services, and to view any Collective Content to which you are permitted access solely for the purposes set forth in these Terms; and (b) a limited non-exclusive, revocable, non-transferable license to download and install a copy of the Application on your device solely in connection with your use of the Services.
- Restrictions. Except as otherwise stated, the rights granted herein are subject to the following restrictions: (a) you shall not license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, host or otherwise commercially exploit the Services or Collective Content; (b) you shall not copy, reproduce, disseminate, distribute, modify, adapt, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, stream, broadcast, republish, download, disassemble, reverse compile, reverse engineer, store, post or transmit any of the material or content on our Services; and (c) you shall not interfere with or circumvent any feature of the Services, including any security or access control mechanism, in whole or in part, except as permitted in these Terms. Except as expressly granted in these Terms, no licenses or rights are granted to you by implication or otherwise under any intellectual property rights owned or controlled by BetterWorld, its licensors or others. If you violate the rights of BetterWorld, its licensors or others, your right to use the Services will stop immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.
- License Granted by Member
In order to get the most out of the Services, Members can provide or otherwise make Member Content available to us for use in connection with the Services. For these purposes, you hereby grant to BetterWorld a worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, sublicensable, royalty-free license to use, view, copy, adapt, modify, distribute, publicly display and publicly perform (through any means necessary) such Member Content on, through or by means of the Services and/or any of BetterWorld’s advertising, marketing, publicity or other initiatives or events. BetterWorld does not claim any ownership rights in any Member Content and nothing in these Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit any Member Content.
You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for any and all Member Content that you make available through the Services. Accordingly, you represent and warrant that: (a) you either are the sole and exclusive owner of all such Member Content or you have all rights, licenses, consents and releases necessary to grant to BetterWorld the rights in such Member Content as contemplated under these Terms; and (b) neither the Member Content or any portion thereof nor your posting, uploading, publication, submission or transmittal of the Member Content or BetterWorld’s use of the Member Content (or any portion thereof) on, through or by means of the Services and/or third party platforms will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or contain libelous, misleading, or otherwise unlawful, abusive, harassing or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Services, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation. You agree that you will not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself or otherwise mislead us or third parties as to the origin of any posts. You are solely responsible for any Member Content you make and its accuracy. BetterWorld takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any Member Content posted by you or any third party, and you agree to indemnify BetterWorld per the terms of the Indemnification section herein.
- Content from Social Media and Networking Sites
As a Brand, you may link your social media accounts to your Brand store (collectively, “Social Media Accounts”). You represent that you are entitled to grant BetterWorld access to, or otherwise make available, your Social Media Accounts and the content therein for the purposes described herein, without breach by you of any of the terms and conditions that govern your use of the applicable Social Media Account, and without obligating BetterWorld to pay any fees or making BetterWorld subject to any usage limitations imposed by such social media service providers. Depending on the Social Media Accounts you choose and subject to the privacy settings that you have set in such Social Media Accounts, personally identifiable information that you post to your Social Media Accounts will be available on and through your Brand Account on the Services.
Please note that if a Social Media Account or associated service becomes unavailable for any reason, then the Social Media Account Content that was available from such Social Media Account will no longer be available on and through the Services. You have the ability to unlink your Brand Account and your Social Media Accounts, at any time, by contacting BetterWorld. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SOCIAL MEDIA SERVICE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS IS GOVERNED SOLELY BY YOUR AGREEMENT(S) WITH SUCH SOCIAL MEDIA SERVICE PROVIDERS. BetterWorld makes no effort to review any Social Media Account Content for any purpose, including for accuracy, legality or non-infringement and BetterWorld is not responsible for any Social Media Account Content. BetterWorld may, however, at any time and without prior notice, screen, remove, disable or block any Social Media Account Content that in BetterWorld’s sole judgment violates these Terms or is otherwise objectionable.
We welcome and encourage you to provide feedback, comments and suggestions for improvements to the Services (“Feedback”). You acknowledge and agree that if you submit any Feedback to us (through any communication channel), you hereby grant to us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully-paid, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable license under any and all intellectual property rights that you own or control to use, copy, modify, create derivative works based upon and otherwise exploit the Feedback for any purpose.
- Reliance on Information Posted
The information presented on or through the Services is made available solely for general information purposes. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the Site or user of the Services, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
The Services include content provided by third parties, including materials provided by other users, Members, bloggers and third party licensors. All statements and opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other Content, other than the Content provided by BetterWorld, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of BetterWorld. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.
- Links to Third Party Websites
The Services may contain links to third-party websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that BetterWorld is not responsible or liable for: (a) the availability or accuracy of such websites or resources; or (b) the Content, products or services on or available from such websites or resources. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by BetterWorld of such websites or resources or the Content, products or services available from such websites or resources. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources or the Content, products, or services on or available from such websites or resources. Also, Apple Inc. (“Apple”) and Google, Inc. will be a third party beneficiary to these Terms if you access the Services using applications developed for Apple iOS or Android, respectively. These third party beneficiaries are not parties to these Terms and are not responsible for the provision or support of the Services in any manner. Your access to the Services using these applications or devices is subject to terms set forth in their respective terms of service and privacy policies.
- Notice Regarding Apple
This Section only applies to the extent you are using our mobile application on an iOS device. You acknowledge that these Terms are between you and BetterWorld only, not with Apple, and Apple is not responsible for the Services or the content thereof. Apple has no obligation to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Services. If the Services fails to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Apple and Apple will refund any applicable purchase price for the mobile application to you; and, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple has no other warranty obligation with respect to the Services. Apple is not responsible for addressing any claims by you or any third party relating to the Services or your possession and/or use of the Services, including: (a) product liability claims; (b) any claim that the Services fail to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; or (c) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation. Apple is not responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any third party claim that the Services and/or your possession and use of the Services infringe a third party’s intellectual property rights. You agree to comply with any applicable third party terms when using the Services. Apple and Apple’s subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of these Terms, and upon your acceptance of these Terms, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms against you as a third party beneficiary of these Terms.
- Prohibited Uses
You agree not to do any of the following
- Post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any Content that: (a) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (b) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (c) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; (d) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (e) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (f) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any person or entity; or (g) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances.
- Use, embed, display, mirror or frame the Site or Application, or any individual element within the Services, BetterWorld’s name, any BetterWorld trademark, logo or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page, without BetterWorld’s express written consent or as enabled by features made available by BetterWorld (e.g., widgets) (you may link to BetterWorld’s homepage, so long as you do not imply or suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our behalf without our express written consent but you may not link to the Site in a libelous, misleading or otherwise unlawful manner, or in any manner that violates these Terms);
- Access, tamper with or use non-public areas of the Site or Application, BetterWorld’s computer systems or the technical delivery systems of BetterWorld’s providers;
- Attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any BetterWorld system or network or breach any security or authentication measures;
- Avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by BetterWorld or any of BetterWorld’s providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Services or Collective Content;
- Attempt to access or search the Services or Collective Content or download Collective Content from the Services through the use of any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism (including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools or the like) other than the software and/or search agents provided by BetterWorld or other generally available third party web browsers;
- Send any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, email, junk mail, spam, chain letters or other form of solicitation to, through, or with any assistance from, the Services;
- Use any meta tags or other hidden text or metadata utilizing a BetterWorld trademark, logo URL or product name without BetterWorld’s express written consent;
- Use the Services or Collective Content in any manner not permitted by these Terms;
- Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, or in any way use the Services or Collective Content to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;
- Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software or algorithms used to provide the Services or Collective Content;
- Interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host or network, including sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming or mail-bombing the Services;
- Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
- Violate any applicable law or regulation; or
- Encourage or enable any other third party to do any of the foregoing.
BetterWorld will have the right to investigate and prosecute violations of any of the above to the fullest extent of the law. BetterWorld may involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who violate these Terms. You acknowledge that BetterWorld has no obligation to monitor your access to or use of the Services or Collective Content, or to review or edit any Collective Content, but has the right to do so for the purpose of operating the Services, to ensure your compliance with these Terms, to investigate a complaint or to comply with applicable law or the order or requirement of a court, administrative agency or other governmental body. BetterWorld reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove or disable access to any Member Content or Collective Content that BetterWorld, in its sole discretion, considers to be in violation of these Terms or otherwise harmful to the Services. BetterWorld reserves the right to cooperate fully with law enforcement, and to involve and share information with law enforcement, governmental agencies or other oversight bodies if BetterWorld suspects illegal activity may be taking place.
- Text Messages and Telephone Calls
BetterWorld, and those acting on BetterWorld’s behalf, may contact you by telephone or text message (including through use of an automatic telephone dialing system) at the phone numbers you have provided to us. These messages may include operational messages about your use of the Service. You understand that you are not required to consent to communications as a condition of purchasing any property, goods or services. You may opt out of receiving telephone calls or text messages from us at any time, either by texting the word “STOP” in response to a text message received from us using the mobile device that is receiving the messages. You may continue to receive text messages for a short period while BetterWorld processes your request, and you may also receive text messages confirming the receipt of your opt-out request. Opting out of receiving operational text messages may impact the functionality of the Services. Standard data and message rates may apply whenever you send or receive such messages, as specified by your carrier.
16.Procedure for Claiming Intellectual Property Infringement – DMCA Notice
BetterWorld respects intellectual property laws and expects its users to do the same. It is BetterWorld’s policy to terminate, in appropriate circumstances, Members or other account holders who infringe or are believed to be infringing the intellectual property rights of others.
- Information We Collect About You
- Termination and Account Cancellation
If you breach any of these Terms, BetterWorld will have the right to suspend or disable your Account or terminate these Terms, in its sole discretion and without prior notice to you. BetterWorld reserves the right to revoke your access to and use of the Services and Collective Content at any time, with or without cause. In the event BetterWorld terminates these Terms for your breach, you will remain liable for all amounts due hereunder. You may cancel your Account at any time by sending an email to email@example.com.
THE SERVICES AND COLLECTIVE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, BETTERWORLD EXPLICITLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. BETTERWORLD MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICES OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE BASIS. BETTERWORLD MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES OR THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, TRUTHFULNESS, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM BETTERWORLD OR THROUGH THE SERVICES OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT, WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.
YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF YOUR COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICES AND WITH OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BETTERWORLD DOES NOT SCREEN OR INQUIRE INTO THE BACKGROUND OF ANY USERS OF THE SERVICES, NOR DOES BETTERWORLD MAKE ANY ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF USERS OF THE SERVICES. BETTERWORLD MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OF USERS OF THE SERVICES OR THEIR COMPATIBILITY WITH ANY CURRENT OR FUTURE USERS OF THE SERVICES. YOU AGREE TO TAKE REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS IN ALL COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICES AND WITH OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, PARTICULARLY IF YOU DECIDE TO MEET OFFLINE OR IN PERSON.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold BetterWorld, and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, successors, and assigns, and each of their owners, members, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, contractors, subcontractors, licensors, service providers and third party content providers, harmless from any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable legal and accounting fees) made by any third party due to or arising out of your violation of these Terms, and/or any law or the rights of a third party, and/or your use of the Services, including your Member Content.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICES AND COLLECTIVE CONTENT REMAINS WITH YOU. NEITHER BETTERWORLD NOR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DELIVERING THE SITE, SERVICES, APPLICATION OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA OR LOSS OF GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL OR BODILY INJURY OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT, OR FROM ANY COMMUNICATIONS, INTERACTIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICES OR OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT BETTERWORLD HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, EVEN IF A LIMITED REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
IN NO EVENT WILL BETTERWORLD’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT EXCEED US$100. THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN BETTERWORLD AND YOU. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
- Controlling Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue of any action or court proceeding permitted under these Terms will be the state and federal courts located in the Southern District of New York and each of the parties hereto waives any objection to jurisdiction and venue in such courts.
- Export Control
You agree to comply fully with all U.S. and foreign export laws and regulations to ensure that neither the Application nor any technical data related thereto nor any direct product thereof is exported or re-exported directly or indirectly in violation of, or used for any purposes prohibited by, such laws and regulations. You represent and warrant that: (a) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (b) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without BetterWorld’s prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms without such consent will be null and of no effect. BetterWorld may assign or transfer these Terms in its sole discretion without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.
Any notices or other communications permitted or required hereunder, including those regarding modifications to these Terms, will be in writing and given: (a) by BetterWorld via email (in each case to the primary account email address that you provide); (b) by posting to the Site; or (c) via the Application. For notices made by email, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.
- DISPUTE RESOLUTION – ARBITRATION
PLEASE READ THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS.
You and BetterWorld agree that any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to these Terms or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof or the use of the Services (collectively, “Disputes”) will be settled by binding arbitration, except that each party retains the right to: (a) bring an individual action in small claims court; (b) the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation or violation of a party’s copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents or other intellectual property rights; (c) pursue an enforcement action through the applicable federal, state or local agency if that action is available; and (d) seek injunctive relief in a court of law in aid of arbitration.YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU AND BETTERWORLD ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.Further, unless both you and BetterWorld otherwise agree in writing, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of any class or representative proceeding. If this specific paragraph is held unenforceable, then the entirety of this “Dispute Resolution” section will be deemed void. Except as provided in the preceding sentence, this “Dispute Resolution” section will survive any termination of these Terms.
Arbitration Rules and Governing Law. The arbitration will be administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules (the “AAA Rules”) then in effect, except as modified by this “Dispute Resolution” section. The parties agree that the Federal Arbitration Act applies and will govern the interpretation and enforcement of this Arbitration Agreement.
Arbitration Process. A party who desires to initiate arbitration must provide the other party with a written Demand for Arbitration as specified in the AAA Rules. The arbitrator will be either a retired judge or an experienced (15+ years practicing) attorney licensed to practice law in the state of New York.
Arbitration Location and Procedure. Unless you and BetterWorld otherwise agree, the arbitration will be conducted in the county where you reside. If your claim does not exceed US$10,000, then the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents you and BetterWorld submit to the arbitrator, unless you request a hearing or the arbitrator determines that a hearing is necessary. If your claim exceeds US$10,000, your right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA Rules. Subject to the AAA Rules, the arbitrator will have the discretion to direct a reasonable exchange of information by the parties.
Arbitrator’s Decision. The arbitrator will render an award within the time frame specified in the AAA Rules. The arbitrator’s decision will include the essential findings and conclusions upon which the arbitrator based the award. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The arbitrator’s award damages must be consistent, to the extent permitted by law, with the terms of the “Limitation of Liability” section above as to the types and the amounts of damages for which a party may be held liable.
Fees. Your responsibility to pay any AAA filing, administrative and arbitrator fees will be solely as set forth in the AAA Rules. If applicable arbitration rules or laws require us to pay a greater portion or all of such fees and costs in order for this Dispute Resolution provision to be enforceable, then we will have the right to elect to pay the fees and costs and proceed to arbitration.
Changes. Notwithstanding the provisions of the “Modification” section above, if BetterWorld changes this “Dispute Resolution” section after the date you first accepted these Terms (or accepted any subsequent changes to these Terms), you may reject any such change by sending us written notice (including by email to hello@BetterWorld.com) within 30 days of the date such change became effective, as indicated in the “Last Updated Date” above or in the date of BetterWorld’s email to you notifying you of such change. By rejecting any change, you are agreeing that you will arbitrate any Dispute between you and BetterWorld in accordance with the arbitration provisions of this “Dispute Resolution” section (however entitled) as of the date you first accepted these Terms or accepted any subsequent changes to these Terms.
- Entire Agreement
These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between BetterWorld and you regarding the Services and Collective Content, and these Terms supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between BetterWorld and you regarding the Services and Collective Content.
The failure by BetterWorld to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of BetterWorld. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect. Throughout these Terms, the word “include” or “including” means “including, but not limited to”. Provisions that by their nature are intended to survive the termination of these Terms or your use of the Services will survive.