Last Revised: October 2019
THE SECTIONS BELOW TITLED “BINDING ARBITRATION” AND “CLASS ACTION WAIVER” CONTAIN A BINDING ARBITRATION AGREEMENT AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER. THEY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS. PLEASE READ THEM.
Modifications to the Terms of Service
INDY MAVEN, in its sole and absolute discretion, may make changes or modifications to the Site, the Directory, or to this Agreement (including any policies or agreements which are incorporated by reference herein) at any time and without prior notice to you, and such changes or modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting to this Site. You acknowledge and agree that (i) INDY MAVEN may notify you of such changes or modifications by posting them to this Site and (ii) your use of this Site, the Directory or the Services after such changes or modifications have been made (as indicated by the “Last Revised” date at the top of this page) shall constitute your acceptance of this Agreement as last revised. In addition, INDY MAVEN may occasionally notify you of upcoming changes or modifications to this Agreement by email. We therefore recommend that you keep your account information including, but not limited to, your email address, current.
Eligibility and Registration
This Site, the Directory and the Services are available only to Users who can form legally binding contracts under Directorylicable law. By using this Site, the Directory or the Services, you represent and warrant that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age.
If you are visiting this Site or the Directory from a country other than the country in which our servers are located, your communications with us may result in the transfer of information (including your registration or Personal information, as described below) across international boundaries. By visiting this Site or the Directory and communicating electronically with us, you consent to such transfers.
Your Use of the Site, the Directory and the Services
INDY MAVEN’s community, like any community, functions best when its Users follow a few simple rules. By accessing and/or using the Site, the Directory or any Services, you agree to comply with these community guidelines (the “Community Guidelines”) and that: Your use of the Site, the Directory and the Services including any content you submit, will comply with this Agreement and all Directorylicable local, state, national and international laws, rules and regulations; you will not impersonate another User or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, nor will you collect or harvest (or permit anyone else to collect or harvest) any User Content (as defined below) or any non-public or personally identifiable information about another User or any other person or entity without their express prior written consent; you will not use this Site, the Directory or the Services in a manner (as determined by INDY MAVEN in its sole and absolute discretion) that is illegal, infringing, defamatory, harassing, or abusive, that violates the privacy or publicity rights of another User or any other third party, or that is otherwise objectionable. You will not use this Site, the Directory or the Services for hate speech, hate crimes or violence. You will not use this Site, the Directory or the Services to send spam or other unsolicited bulk email, for computer or network hacking or cracking, or to transmit any viruses, worms, bugs, Trojan horses or other code, files or programs designed to, or capable of, disrupting, damaging or limiting the functionality or security of the Site, the Directory or the Services. You will not copy or distribute in any medium any part of the Site, the Directory or the Services, except where expressly authorized by INDY MAVEN. You will not access INDY MAVEN Content or User Content (as those terms are defined below) through any technology or means other than through this Site or Directory itself, or as INDY MAVEN may designate; you will not use this Site, the Directory or the Services, including any of INDY MAVEN’s related technologies, for any commercial use without INDY MAVEN’s express prior written consent, and you will not take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our technical infrastructure.
INDY MAVEN reserves the right to modify, change, or discontinue any aspect of this Site, the Directory or the Services at any time.
Sign-in Name and Password and Unique Identifiers
You may be asked to register in order to use certain Services including, but not limited to, INDY MAVEN’s newsletter. If required to register to use one of our Services, you must create an account, including a sign-in name (“Sign-In Name”), a password (“Password”), and perhaps certain additional information that will assist in authenticating your identity when you log-in in the future (“Unique Identifiers”). When creating your account, you agree to provide accurate, current and complete information about yourself and to promptly update this information to maintain its accuracy. Each Sign-In Name and corresponding Password can be used by only one user. You are solely responsible for the confidentiality and use of any information you provide, as well as for any use, misuse, or communications entered through the Site, the Directory or the Services using such information. You will promptly inform us of any need to deactivate a Password or Sign-In Name, or change any Unique Identifier. INDY MAVEN will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by any unauthorized use of your registration information. INDY MAVEN has the right to delete, change, suspend or terminate your registration, your Sign-In Name and Password, and/or this Agreement in our sole discretion at any time and for any reason, and to refuse any and all current or future use of the site or the Services if it suspects that such information is inaccurate or incomplete.
From time to time, INDY MAVEN may invite you to try pre-release services, products, features, or functionalities that are made available to you to use and evaluate (“Beta Features”). You may accept or decline any such trial in your sole discretion. An important part of this beta process is getting real-world testing of the Beta Features before a general release. If you agree to participate in a beta trial, the following additional terms and conditions will apply:
– You acknowledge that Beta Features are for evaluation purposes only and not for production use, are not considered part of the Services under this Agreement, are not supported, are provided “AS IS” with no warranties of any kind, and may be subject to additional terms.
– Unless otherwise stated, any Beta Feature trial period will expire upon the date that a version of the Beta Feature becomes generally available or we elect to discontinue such Beta Feature.
– We may discontinue Beta Features at any time at our sole discretion and may never make them generally available.
– WE WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY HARM OR DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH A BETA FEATURE, AND YOU USE ANY BETA FEATURE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
– You agree that we shall be free to use, reproduce, disclose, and otherwise exploit any and all such Feedback without compensation or attribution to you.
The content on this Site, the Directory and the Services as well as any content in the Beta Features, including without limitation the text (such as the articles found on our blog or in our newsletter), software, scripts, source code, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos and interactive features and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein (“INDY MAVEN Content”), are owned by or licensed to INDY MAVEN in perpetuity, and are subject to copyright, trademark, and/or patent protection in the United States and foreign countries, and other intellectual property rights under United States and foreign laws. INDY MAVEN Content is provided to you “as is”, “as available” and “with all faults” for your information and personal, non-commercial use only and may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any purposes whatsoever without the express prior written consent of INDY MAVEN. No right or license under any copyright, trademark, patent, or other proprietary right or license is granted by this Agreement. INDY MAVEN reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to INDY MAVEN Content, this Site, the Directory and the Services, and this Agreement does not transfer ownership of any of these rights.
If you violate any part of this Agreement, your permission to access and/or use INDY MAVEN Content and the Site, the Directory or the Services automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of INDY MAVEN Content.
The trademarks, service marks, and logos of INDY MAVEN (“INDY MAVEN Trademarks”) used and displayed on the Site, the Directory, the Services or on any Beta Features are registered and unregistered trademarks or service marks of INDY MAVEN. Other company, product, and service names located on the Site, the Directory, the Services or any Beta Features may be trademarks or service marks owned by others (the “Third-Party Trademarks,” and, collectively with INDY MAVEN Trademarks, the “Trademarks”). Nothing on the Site, the Directory, the Services or any Beta Features should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use the Trademarks, without our prior written permission specific for each such use. Use of the Trademarks as part of a link to or from any site is prohibited unless the establishment of such a link is approved in advance by us in writing. All goodwill generated from the use of INDY MAVEN Trademarks inures to our benefit.
The Site, the Directory, the Services and any Beta Features have been specially designed to present INDY MAVEN Content in a unique format and appearance. We are concerned about the integrity of INDY MAVEN Content when it is viewed in a setting created by a third party that includes advertising or other materials that we have not authorized to be displayed with our content. Elements of the Site, the Directory, the Services and the Beta Features are protected by trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other state and federal laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part, by any means, including, but not limited to, the use of framing or mirrors. Neither you nor any third party shall make use of INDY MAVEN Content in any manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights, including copyright, or that has not been authorized by us.
Our Use of User Content
Some of the features of this Site, the Directory or the Services, or on any Beta Features, may allow Users to view, post, publish or share their ideas, opinions, preferences or feedback (e.g., through a “like” or “comment” function) relating to INDY MAVEN’s news articles or current events (“On-Site User Content”). We may also make available interactive services through third-party websites and third party social media platforms (“Third Party Platforms”) (e.g., INDY MAVEN-designated hashtags, including #INDYMAVEN and #RealIndyMaven, and comment or posting sections on INDY MAVEN-related pages hosted on third party social media platforms) pursuant to which Users can post associated content (“Off-Site User Content,” together with On-Site User Content, “User Content”). By posting or publishing User Content to this Site, the Directory or to the Services, or on any Beta Features or to Third Party Platforms, you represent and warrant to INDY MAVEN that: (i) you have all necessary rights to distribute User Content, either because you are the sole author and owner of the User Content and have the right to distribute the same, or because you have the appropriate distribution rights, licenses, consents, and/or permissions to use, in writing, from the copyright or other owner of the User Content; and (ii) you do not violate the rights of any third party. You shall be solely responsible for any and all of your User Content and the consequences of, and requirements for, distributing it.
INDY MAVEN has no obligation, either express or implied, to treat your User Content as confidential, to develop or use your User Content and no compensation is due to you or to anyone else for any intentional or unintentional use of your User Content. You acknowledge and agree that INDY MAVEN may be working on the same or similar content, it may already know of such content from other sources, it may simply wish to develop this (or similar) content on its own, or it may have taken / will take some other action.
If you post or publish your User Content to this Site, the Directory, any Beta Features or Third-Party Platforms, you authorize INDY MAVEN to use the intellectual property and other proprietary rights in and to your User Content to enable inclusion and use of the User Content in the manner contemplated by this Site, the Directory, any Beta Features, the Third-Party Platforms and this Agreement. Accordingly, you hereby grant INDY MAVEN a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers), and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, combine with other works, display, and perform your User Content in connection with this Site, the Directory, the Third-Party Platforms and INDY MAVEN’s business, including without limitation for any Beta Features, promoting and redistributing all or part of this Site or the Directory in any media formats and through any media channels without restrictions of any kind and without payment or other consideration of any kind, or permission or notification, to you or any third party.
Our Monitoring of User Content
INDY MAVEN reserves the right (but has no obligation to) pre-screen User Content and decide whether any item of User Content is appropriate and/or complies with this Agreement. INDY MAVEN may remove any item of User Content (in the case of Off-Site User Content, remove any repost or publication of such Off-Site User Content from a Third-Party Platform, the Site or the Directory) and/or terminate a User’s access to this Site, the Directory or the Services for posting or publishing any material in violation of this Agreement, or for otherwise violating this Agreement (as determined by INDY MAVEN in its sole and absolute discretion), at any time and without prior notice. If INDY MAVEN terminates your access to this Site, the Directory or the Services INDY MAVEN may, in its sole and absolute discretion, remove and destroy any data and files stored by you on its servers.
INDY MAVEN has adopted the following general policy toward copyright infringement in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). It is INDY MAVEN’s policy to (a) block access to or remove material that it believes in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied and distributed by any of our advertisers, affiliates, content providers or Users; and (b) remove and discontinue service to repeat offenders.
If you believe that your content has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify our Copyright Agent by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. INDY MAVEN will respond to notices of alleged infringement regarding third-party material sent pursuant to and in accordance with the DMCA, which may include INDY MAVEN removing or disabling access to Third-Party material claimed to be the subject of infringement or other activity. All notices sent to INDY MAVEN regarding matters other than informing INDY MAVEN that a party’s copyrighted material may have been infringed as a result of third-party materials will not receive a response through this process. In order to be effective, your infringement notification must include the following:
– A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
– Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single website are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that website;
– Identification of the material (i.e., the third-party materials) that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit INDY MAVEN to locate the material;
– Information reasonably sufficient to permit INDY MAVEN to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
– A statement, as follows: “I have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law”; and
– A statement, as follows: “The information in this notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, I swear that I am the copyright owner or that I am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”
If you believe that your work has been removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, please notify our Copyright Agent by emailing us at email@example.com. To be effective, a Counter Notification must be a written communication that includes substantially the following:
– A physical or electronic signature of the User;
– Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
– A statement, as follows: “I swear under penalty of perjury that it is my good faith belief that the material identified above was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled”; and
– The User’s name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the User consents to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the User’s address is located, or if the User’s address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which INDY MAVEN may be found, and that the User will accept service of process from the person who provided notification or an agent of such person.
Upon receipt of a valid Counter Notification containing the information as outlined above, the DMCA provides that the removed material will be restored or access re-enabled and INDY MAVEN will comply with this requirement within a reasonable time (or as otherwise required by law), provided INDY MAVEN’s Copyright Agent has not received notice from the original complaining party that an action has been filed seeking a court order to restrain User from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on INDY MAVEN’s network or system.
To contact our Copyright Agent by regular mail, please write to:
INDY MAVEN, LLC
312 Gasoline Alley, Suite C
Indianapolis, IN 46222
Links to Third-Party Websites
This Site, the Directory and the Services may contain links to third-party websites that are not owned or controlled by INDY MAVEN. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and do not constitute an endorsement by INDY MAVEN of the content on such websites nor of the business practices of those operating those websites. INDY MAVEN has no control over and assumes no responsibility for the content, terms and conditions, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites. In addition, INDY MAVEN does not censor or edit the content of any third-party websites. By using this Site, the Directory or the Services, you expressly release INDY MAVEN from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website. Accordingly, INDY MAVEN encourages you to be aware when you leave this Site, the Directory or the Services and to review the terms and conditions, privacy policies, and other governing documents of each other site you may visit.
Fees and Payment
As INDY MAVEN grows and develops new products and features, we may charge fees in connection with certain Services or offerings, including Beta Features (“Fees”). We will notify you of any Fees associated with such Services or offerings so that you may choose whether to purchase or subscribe to the new Services, product, feature or Beta Feature. Fees and any applicable taxes will be due and payable as set forth below. INDY MAVEN may increase the Fees by providing you with written notice of such increase.
Payment by Credit or Debit Card
In the event you choose to purchase any product or Services for which INDY MAVEN charges a Fee, you authorize INDY MAVEN to charge your credit card, debit card or other payment instrument for the Fee and any applicable taxes. You further authorize INDY MAVEN to use a third party to process payments and hereby consent to the disclosure of you Billing Information to such third party.
Once you provide us with your Billing Information, you agree to keep your contact information, Billing Information, and credit card information (where applicable) up to date. Changes may be made on your billing page connected to the Services or Beta Feature.
Non-Cancelable and Non-Refundable
All Fees and applicable taxes payable under this Agreement and all payments made are non-refundable.
We may offer the Directory or some of our Services or Memberships on a subscription basis. By subscribing to the Directory or to any such Services, you authorize us to charge your credit card or debit card an initial payment at the time of signing up, and a monthly recurring payment which will take place on the next billing day of your billing cycle. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR A MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION, YOUR SUBSCRIPTION WILL AUTOMATICALLY RENEW UNTIL YOU CANCEL IT. YOU MAY CANCEL AT ANY TIME BY FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW OR ON OUR SITE OR Directory, AND THE CANCELLATION WILL TAKE EFFECT AT THE EXPIRATION OF THE THEN-CURRENT TERM. You may cancel your subscription at any time by contacting us directly and requesting a cancellation. You are responsible for any recurring charges that take place prior to cancellation. INDY MAVEN reserves the right to move your next billing day at any time without any further authorization from you. We may modify the fees at any time by posting such modification on our website, and any such modification shall go into effect thirty (30) days after it is so posted.
By subscribing to our prepaid membership subscription (12-month plans with payment due upfront), you authorize us to charge your credit card an initial prepayment at the time of signing up. At the end of your prepaid subscription period, your subscription will automatically cancel, unless you inform us that you would like to renew your subscription. Prepaid subscriptions are not refundable.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless INDY MAVEN, its and affiliates, and their directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, and licensors, from and against all claims, demands, disputes, losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of or in relation to your breach of these Terms or your misuse of the Site, the Directory, the Services, INDY MAVEN Content or any Beta Feature. INDY MAVEN reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under this Section. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
THE SITE, THE DIRECTORY, THE SERVICES, ALL BETA FEATURES AND ALL INDY MAVEN CONTENT ARE AVAILABLE “AS IS.” INDY MAVEN DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE, THE DIRECTORY, THE SERVICES, ANY BETA FEATURES OR ANY INDY MAVEN CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, AND INACCURACIES IN THE NEWS, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE, THE DIRECTORY, THE SERVICES, ANY BETA FEATURES OR ANY INDY MAVEN CONTENT.
WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, OR USAGE OF TRADE WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, THE DIRECTORY, THE SERVICES, ANY BETA FEATURES, ANY INDY MAVEN CONTENT OR ANY INFORMATION OR GOODS THAT ARE AVAILABLE OR ADVERTISED OR SOLD THROUGH THE SITE, THE DIRECTORY, THE SERVICES, ANY BETA FEATURES OR ANY INDY MAVEN CONTENT. WE DO NOT PROVIDE OR AUTHORIZE THE PROVISION OF MEDICAL, LEGAL, OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVICE THROUGH THE SITE, THE DIRECTORY, THE SERVICES, ANY BETA FEATURES OR ANY INDY MAVEN CONTENT, AND SO WE DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF MEDICAL, LEGAL, OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION THAT IS CONTAINED WITHIN THE SITE, THE DIRECTORY, THE SERVICES, ANY BETA FEATURES OR ANY INDY MAVEN CONTENT; RATHER THAN RELYING ON THIS INFORMATION, YOU SHOULD SEEK ADVICE FROM A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL. WE DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING, NOR DO WE ENDORSE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, OR RELIABILITY OF ANY ADVICE, OPINION, STATEMENT, OR OTHER MATERIAL OR DATABASE DISPLAYED, UPLOADED, OR DISTRIBUTED IN ANY BETA FEATURES, THE SERVICES, THE SITE, THE DIRECTORY OR AVAILABLE THROUGH LINKS IN THE FOREGOING. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CORRECT ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE SITE, THE DIRECTORY, THE SERVICES AND ANY BETA FEATURES. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT THE BETA FEATURES, THE SERVICES, THE SITE, THE DIRECTORY, OR MATERIALS THAT MAY BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE FOREGOING DO NOT CONTAIN VIRUSES, WORMS, “TROJAN HORSES,” OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE MATERIALS. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR HARM ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH FEATURES.
IN CONNECTION WITH ANY WARRANTY, CONTRACT, OR COMMON LAW TORT CLAIMS, INDY MAVEN, its affiliates, and their directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, and licensors: (I) SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO ACCESS AND USE THE PLATFORM OR THE CONTENT, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES; OR (II) ANY DIRECT DAMAGES THAT YOU MAY SUFFER AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE, THE DIRECTORY, THE SERVICES, ANY BETA FEATURE OR ANY INDY MAVEN CONTENT SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE MONIES YOU HAVE PAID US IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE FOREGOING DURING THE THREE (3) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EVENTS GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM.
Limitation of Liability in Certain States
CERTAIN STATE LAWS IN THE UNITED STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS ON WARRANTIES MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
Except for disputes arising from an alleged violation of intellectual property rights or breach of confidentiality, for which the injured party may suffer irreparable harm and may seek a restraining order, preliminary injunctive relief, an injunction, specific performance or other equitable relief and/or legal remedies, and actions to enforce the decisions of the arbitrators, for which action may be taken in any court of competent jurisdiction, in the County of Marion, in the State of Indiana, and you hereby consent to (and waive all defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens with respect to) to waive the right to trial by jury in any such action or proceeding that takes place relating to or arising out of this Agreement, all disputes arising out of or related to this Agreement, including the scope, the construction or application of this Agreement, shall be resolved by binding arbitration governed by the Federal Arbitration Act and in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (“JAMS”) then in force. NEITHER PARTY SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO LITIGATE SUCH DISPUTE IN COURT OR TO HAVE A JURY TRIAL. DISCOVERY AND APPEAL RIGHTS MAY ALSO BE LIMITED IN ARBITRATION. The arbitration hearings and all meetings pursuant to this section shall be held in Marion County, in the State of Indiana. If the parties cannot agree upon a single arbitrator within twenty (20) calendar days after demand by either of them, each party shall select one arbitrator knowledgeable about Internet commerce in Indiana, and notify the other of its selection, and such two arbitrators shall select a third from a list of arbitrators (with knowledge of the Internet industry) qualified by JAMS in Indiana. If this procedure for selecting arbitrators fails, then a neutral arbitrator based in Indiana with knowledge of Internet commerce in Indiana State shall be selected by JAMS to resolve the dispute. The arbitrator(s) shall conduct a hearing within sixty (60) days after their selection. A majority of the arbitrators (if there is more than one pursuant to this clause) shall determine the decision/award, which shall be rendered within ten (10) days after the completion of the hearing. The decision of the arbitrator(s) shall be final and binding upon the parties both as to law and fact, and shall not be applicable to any court in any jurisdiction. The parties shall share the expenses of the arbitrators equally. Nothing in any indemnification provision hereunder shall be construed as having any bearing on the award of attorneys’ fees or arbitrators’ fees under this section.
Class Action Waiver
You agree that any arbitration or proceeding shall be limited to the dispute between us and you individually. To the full extent permitted by law, (i) no arbitration or proceeding shall be joined with any other; (ii) there is no right or authority for any dispute to be arbitrated or resolved on a class action-basis or to utilize class action procedures; and (iii) there is no right or authority for any dispute to be brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf of the general public or any other persons. YOU AGREE THAT Any controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party, unless agreed to by INDY MAVEN at ITS sole discretion.
Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective heirs, successors and assigns. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Indiana without regard to conflict of laws principles. The titles and headings of this Agreement are for convenience and ease of reference only and shall not be utilized in any way to construe or interpret the agreement of the parties as otherwise set forth herein. This section and the sections entitled Beta Features, Intellectual Property, Indemnity, Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability, Binding Arbitration and Class Action Waiver shall survive the termination of this Agreement. Each covenant and agreement in this Agreement shall be construed for all purposes to be a separate and independent covenant or agreement. Neither the course of conduct between parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of this Agreement. This Agreement contains the entire agreement of the parties concerning the subject matter, and supersedes all existing agreements and all other oral, written or other communication between the parties concerning its subject matter.
If you have any questions about this Agreement, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or regular mail at the following address:
INDY MAVEN, LLC
Attn: Legal Department
312 Gasoline Alley, Suite C
Indianapolis, IN 46222