Welcome to ClearChat. The website clearchat.com (the “Site”), and the ClearChat desktop and mobile applications (collectively, the “Applications”) and the online chat and file sharing services and the various other related features, functions, software, applications, websites and networks ( collectively, the “Services”) are provided and operated, and are being made available to your organization (the “Organization”) and you and the other users of the Site, the Applications and the Services (collectively, “Users”) by ClearChat, Inc. (“ClearChat”). All defined terms used herein shall have the meanings prescribed to these terms in these Terms of Service.
To access and use the Site, the Applications and the Services, you must be at least 18 years of age. BY REGISTERING FOR THE SITE, THE APPLICATIONS OR THE SERVICES, CLICKING “I AGREE” BUTTON OR BY DOWNLOADING, INSTALLING OR OTHERWISE USING THE SITE, THE APPLICATIONS OR THE SERVICES, YOU REPRESENT THAT:
Subject to your compliance with all the terms and conditions set out in these Terms, ClearChat hereby grants to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, freely revocable license during the term of your agreement with ClearChat (a) to install and use the Applications on your computers and mobile and other devices and (b) to access and use the Site and the Services as contemplated herein.
Any software that ClearChat provides you may automatically download updates and will prompt you to install them. Mobile users may install the updates automatically and you may be able to adjust these automatic updates through your device’s settings.
ClearChat reserves the right to exercise whatever lawful means it deems necessary to prevent unauthorized use of the Site, the Applications or the Services, including, but not limited to, technological barriers, IP mapping, and directly contacting your Internet Service Provider (ISP) regarding such unauthorized use.
ClearChat offers various service plans with different features and subscription terms for the Services (the “Service Plans”).
The subscription term of all Service Plans will automatically renew for periods equal to the initial subscription term (and charged at the then-current rates) unless the subscription is cancelled or a different Service Plan with a different subscription term is selected. If the subscription is terminated, it will terminate at the end of the then-current month, but there will not be any credits or refunds for amounts accrued or paid prior to such termination unless required by law.
ClearChat may change, modify, or eliminate any Service Plan at any time, with or without notice. You agree that ClearChat will bear no liability to you or any third party if ClearChat does so.
All fees (the “Fees”) associated with the Service Plans shall be automatically charged to a credit card and paid in U.S. dollars. ClearChat reserves the right to increase any such Fees at any time upon reasonable notice posted in advance on the Site, the Applications or the Services. Any such increase shall apply after the then current subscription term ends.
If your Organization upgrades or downgrades to a Services Plan for which the Fees are different than the Fees for the previous Services Plan, then the Fees shall be adjusted to reflect the then current Fees for any such new Services Plan. If your Organization downgrades to a less expensive Services Plan and has pre-paid any Fees that are still outstanding, then your Organization shall receive a credit against future Fees for any such pre-paid Fees.
ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, NON-CANCELLABLE AND NON-CREDITABLE UNLESS SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED OTHERWISE IN THESE TERMS OR THE APPLICABLE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR UNLESS REQUIRED BY LAW.
Your Organization is responsible for all sales, use, excise and other similar taxes (collectively, “Taxes”). To the extent that any such taxes are payable by ClearChat or an unaffiliated third party, your Organization must pay to ClearChat or such unaffiliated third party the amount of such taxes in addition to any other amounts owing for such Service Plans.
Payments or payment processing for the Fees are handled by unaffiliated third parties (e,g., companies that provide credit card processing services) (“Third Party Processors”).
If you are a person designated as an administrator for your Organization (an “Administrator”), you shall be responsible for signing-up for the Services, including any free trial. You may then send invitations to other potential users to enable them to be able to access and use the Services. You may also send invitations to other potential Administrators to enable them to perform the actions of an Administrator for your Organization including possibly revoking your status as an Administrator.
Subject to any free trial period, an Administrator may elect to access and use the Services for itself and the other Users, by selecting one of the Service Plans. An Administrator may also cancel or upgrade or downgrade the Services Plan. By selecting one of the Service Plans, you agree on behalf of yourself and your Organization to the terms and conditions associated with such Service Plan, including the applicable pricing and the subscription term of such Service Plan.
You agree to pay all Fees in accordance with the applicable terms and conditions. In addition, to the extent that any Taxes are payable by ClearChat or Third Party Processor in connection with the Service Plan selected by you, you and your Organization agree to pay to ClearChat or such Third Party Processor the amount of such taxes in addition to any other amounts owing for such Service Plan.
When you sign-up for any Service Plan, you will provide a credit card number and agree and authorize ClearChat to charge your credit card for the Fees, renewals, any related taxes and any other amounts due and owing to ClearChat. In making payments, you acknowledge that you are not relying on future availability of any Service Plans beyond the current subscription term or any upgrades or feature enhancements. If you change your Service Plan, ClearChat will charge for the difference between your current Service Plan and your new Service Plan.
An Administrator may do the following through the web control panel on the Site or the Mobile Applications:
Any other information may only be changed by contacting ClearChat at [email protected]
When using the Site, the Applications and the Services, you will be subject to any additional posted policies, guidelines or rules applicable to the Site, the Applications and Services and features which may be posted from time to time (the “Policies”). All such Policies are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms.
ClearChat respects the rights of others and so should you. You therefore may not post or send Content that:
You may decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive source code, algorithms, tags, specifications, architectures, structures or other elements of the Site, the Applications or the Services, in whole or in part provided that you adhere to the following restrictions:
Any source code that you derive shall be maintained as confidential and shall not be discloses to any other party.
Any vulnerabilities that you discover shall be promptly reported to ClearChat and ClearChat shall be allowed to fix the vulnerability before any disclosure of it publicly or privately. The time to fix any such vulnerability may range from two weeks to several months or longer depending on the difficulty of fixing the issue.
You shall not sell or otherwise receive any compensation from anyone else in exchange for the source code or any information describing vulnerabilities that you have discovered.
You shall not (a) interfere with the functioning of ClearChat’s production servers, (b) access, destroy, or leak customer information or interfere with the Services, (c) cause any financial loss to ClearChat or (d) use or otherwise exploit the vulnerabilities that you discover to affect other users including, decrypting the Content of other users or impersonating other users. ClearChat may in its sole discretion provide a set of “sandbox” servers and databases which you may attempt to hack freely.
The Applications and the Services were designed to enable Users to communicate and share files and Content with other Users on an end-to-end encrypted and private basis (the “End-to-End Encrypted Communications”). Some communications are encrypted using only SSL, are encrypted only in-transit, and are decrypted at the server . The following items are only encrypted using SSL:
Emails that ClearChat sends are not encrypted.
ClearChat does not have the ability to view or decrypt End-to-End Encrypted Communications. ClearChat will make a good faith effort to properly utilize encryption algorithms and will make critical source code which handles encryption and cryptographic signing available for public review. ClearChat’s goal is to give independent third parties an opportunity to point out flaws in the system. However, history shows that despite these efforts, vulnerabilities are sometimes found which could allow for the unauthorized decryption of End-to-End Encrypted Communications or Content and/or the unauthorized use of a User’s identity within the Application or the Services. You acknowledge and assume this risk.
ClearChat reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms at any time by posting the amended Terms to the Site, the Applications or the Services. If ClearChat updates these Terms, it will update the “last updated” date at the top of the Terms. Please check these Terms, including any Policies, periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Site, the Applications or the Services after the posting of changes constitutes your binding acceptance of such changes. In the event that a change to these Terms materially modifies your rights or obligations (including applicable fees), ClearChat will make reasonable efforts to notify you of such change. ClearChat may provide notice through a pop-up or banner within the Site or Services, by sending an email to any address you may have used to register for an account, or through other similar mechanisms. Additionally, if the changed Terms materially modify your rights or obligations, ClearChat may require you to provide consent by accepting the changed Terms. If ClearChat requires your acceptance of the changed Terms, changes are effective only after your acceptance. For all other changes, except as stated elsewhere by ClearChat, such amended Terms or fees will automatically be effective, replacing the previously-effective Terms or fees, thirty (30) days after they are initially posted on the Site, the Applications or the Services. IF AT ANY TIME YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATE YOUR USE OF THE SITE, THE APPLICATIONS AND THE SERVICES.
To the extent that any modifications to the Terms or Policies are not allowed under applicable laws, the prior most recent version of the Terms or Policies shall continue to apply.
It is ClearChat’s policy to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. For more information, please go to ClearChat’s DMCA Policy at http://clearchat.com/DMCA/ If you file a notice with our copyright agent, it must comply with the requirements set forth at 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3). ClearChat reserves the right to terminate without notice any User’s access to the Services if that User is determined by ClearChat to be a “repeat infringer.” In addition, ClearChat accommodates and does not interfere with standard technical measures used by copyright owners to protect their materials.
The Site, the Applications or the Services permit the submission and/or posting or linking of pictures, audio and video recordings, text, data, information and other input or any other content linked, posted, and/or submitted by you or other Users, in each case whether or not made available to other Users (“Content”). ClearChat does not have access to any Content that is uploaded, provided, posted, distributed or disseminated through End-to-End Encrypted Communications. By uploading, providing, posting, distributing or disseminating any Content that is not encrypted or is encrypted using SSL through the Site, the Applications or the Services, you hereby grant to ClearChat a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, sublicensable (through multiple tiers), assignable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, license to host, transfer, display, perform, reproduce and distribute this Content (and any copyrights, publicity, database and other proprietary rights therein), in connection with the Site, the Applications, the Services and ClearChat’s (and its successors’ and affiliates’) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Services (and derivative works thereof), in any media formats and/or through any media channels.
You hereby consent to the use of your Content by other Users that are authorized to access your Content in the manner contemplated by these Terms and the Services.
You are solely responsible for your Content and the consequences of posting or publishing them. By uploading and publishing your Content, you affirm, represent, and warrant that: (1) you are the creator and owner of or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and to authorize ClearChat and the Users to use and distribute your Content as necessary to exercise the licenses granted by you in this Section 12 and in the manner contemplated by ClearChat and these Terms; (2) your Content does not and will not: (a) infringe, violate, or misappropriate any third-party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right or (b) slander, defame, libel, or violate or invade the right of privacy, publicity or other rights of any person or entity; and (3) your Content does not contain any viruses, adware, spyware, worms, or other malicious code or any content or file that provides a method to access to potentially infringing content outside of the Services. Violators of these third-party rights may be subject to criminal and civil liability. ClearChat reserves all rights and remedies against any Users who violate these Terms.
You understand that when using the Site, the Applications or the Services you may be exposed to Content or other materials from a variety of sources, and that ClearChat is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such Content and other content. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to Content and other materials that are inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against ClearChat with respect thereto. ClearChat does not endorse any Content and other material or any opinion, recommendation or advice expressed therein, and ClearChat expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with Content and other materials. If notified by a User or a content owner of any Content or other content or materials that allegedly do not conform to these Terms, ClearChat may investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion whether to remove the Content or other content or materials, which it reserves the right to do at any time and without notice. For clarity, ClearChat does not permit copyright infringing activities on the Site, the Applications or the Services.
BY USING THE SITE, THE APPLICATIONS AND THE SERVICES YOU AGREE NOT TO:
Selling, reselling, leasing, renting, licensing or sublicensing, in whole or in part, the Services, or using the Services for hosting or time sharing services, or as part of a service bureau or outsourcing offering;
Prepare any derivative work of the Site, the Applications or the Services, or any other program based upon the Applications or the Services;
Reproduce (except as expressly permitted herein), modify, adapt, or otherwise make any changes to the Site, the Applications or the Services or any part thereof;
Copy, disclose, or distribute any data available on the Site, the Applications or the Services in any medium, including without limitation, by any automated or non-automated “scraping;”
Interfere with, circumvent or disable any security or other technological features or measures of the Site, the Applications or the Services or attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Applications or the Services or its related systems or networks except as described in section 7;
Use bots or other automated methods to access the Site; and
Use the Site, the Applications or the Services for any unlawful or inappropriate activities, such as gambling, obscenity, pornography, violence, transmission of deceptive messages, or harassment.
When you use the Site, the Applications or the Services or any applications, products, services, or information from ClearChat, you may be asked to provide an email address. The Application also generates encryption keys and a human-friendly text seed from which the encryption keys can be derived (the “Seed”). An individual who copies your encryption keys or your Seed can read your messages and use your identity within the Application. You are solely responsible for maintaining the security of your email account, your encryption keys, your Seed, and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account. You agree that the information you provide to ClearChat on registration and at all other times will be true, accurate, current, and complete. You also agree to make a good faith effort to ensure that this information is kept accurate and up-to-date. You may update or change most information that you provide to ClearChat through the settings panel on the Applications or the Site. Any other information may only be updated or changed by contacting ClearChat at [email protected]
If at any time you have reason to believe that your account is no longer secure (e.g., in the event of a theft of your email address password, your encryption keys, your Seed, or any credit, debit or charge card number), then you agree to immediately notify ClearChat. You may be liable for the losses incurred by ClearChat or others due to any unauthorized use of your Services account.
The Site, the Applications and the Services may include links or references to other web sites or services (“Third Party Sites”) solely as a convenience to Users. ClearChat does not endorse any such Third Party Sites or the information, materials, products, or services contained on or accessible through Third Party Sites. In addition, your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Site, the Applications or the Services are solely between you and such advertiser. Access and use of Third Party Sites, including the information, materials, products, and services on or available through Third Party Sites are solely at your own risk.
You are responsible for any mobile and data charges that you may incur for using the Site, the Applications and the Services. If you’re unsure what those charges may be, you should ask your service provider before using the Services.
You agree that ClearChat, in its sole discretion, for any or no reason, and without penalty, may terminate your use of the Services or any account (or any part thereof) you may have with ClearChat and remove and discard all or any part of your account, user profile, and any Content, at any time. ClearChat may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing access to the Services, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Services or any account you may have or portion thereof may be effected without prior notice, and you agree that ClearChat will not be liable to you or any third party for any such termination. ClearChat reserves the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing ClearChat to disclose the identity of anyone posting any e-mail messages, or publishing or otherwise making available any materials that are believed to violate these Terms. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies ClearChat may have at law or in equity. As discussed herein, ClearChat does not permit copyright infringing activities on the Site, the Applications or the Services, and shall be permitted to terminate access to Site, the Applications or the Services, and remove all Content or other content submitted by any Users who are found to be repeat infringers. BY ACCEPTING THESE TERMS, YOU WAIVE AND SHALL HOLD CLEARCHART HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY CLEARCHAT DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND/OR FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER CLEARCHAT OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
Your only remedy with respect to any dissatisfaction with (i) the Site, the Applications or the Services, (ii) any term of these Terms, (iii) any policy or practice of ClearChat in operating the Site, the Applications or the Services, or (iv) any Content transmitted through the Site, the Applications or the Services, is to terminate your account and your use of the Site, the Applications and the Services. You may terminate your use of the Site, the Applications and Services and your account at any time. After such termination, you must refrain from use of the Services until authorized by ClearChat.
The Site, the Applications and the Services are owned and operated by ClearChat. The visual interfaces, graphics, design, compilation, information, computer code (including source code or object code), products, software, services, intellectual property and all other elements of the Site, the Applications and the Services provided by ClearChat (the “Materials”) are protected by United States copyright, trade dress, patent, and trademark laws, international conventions, and all other relevant intellectual property and proprietary rights, and applicable laws. Except for any Content that are provided and owned by Users, all Materials contained on the Site, the Applications and the Services are the property of ClearChat or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and/or third-party licensors. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to ClearChat or its affiliates and/or third-party licensors. Except as expressly authorized by ClearChat, you agree not to sell, license, distribute, copy, modify, publicly perform or display, transmit, publish, edit, adapt, create derivative works from, or otherwise make unauthorized use of the Materials. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may, create, display and distribute screenshots of the Mobile Applications and otherwise use the Applications publicly subject to, and otherwise in accordance with, these Terms. ClearChat reserves all rights not expressly granted in these Terms.
You agree to indemnify, save, and hold ClearChat, its affiliated companies, contractors, employees, agents and its third-party suppliers, licensors, and partners harmless from any claims, losses, damages, liabilities, including legal fees and expenses, arising out of your use or misuse of the Site, the Applications, the Services, any of the Content, any violation by you of these Terms, or any breach of the representations, warranties, and covenants made by you herein. ClearChat reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify ClearChat, and you agree to cooperate with ClearChat’s defense of these claims. ClearChat will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action, or proceeding upon becoming aware of it.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, CLEARCHAT AND ITS AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD-PARTY PARTNERS, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “CLEARCHAT PARTIES”) DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, THE APPLICATIONS AND THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS AND WARRANTIES ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE OR TRADE PRACTICE. WITHOUT LIMITATION TO THE FOREGOING, CLEARCHAT PROVIDES NO WARRANTY OR UNDERTAKING, AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, THAT THE SITE, THE APPLICATIONS AND THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR ACHIEVE ANY INTENDED RESULTS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE CLEARCHAT PARTIES OR THROUGH THE SITE, THE APPLICATIONS AND THE SERVICES WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED HEREIN.
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE USE OF THE SITE, THE APPLICATIONS AND THE SERVICES ARE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SITE, THE APPLICATIONS, THE SERVICES AND ANY DATA, ASSESSMENTS, RESULTS, INFORMATION, THIRD-PARTY SOFTWARE, CONTENT, THIRD PARTY SITES, SERVICES, OR APPLICATIONS MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE SITE, THE APPLICATIONS OR THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”, “WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
THE CLEARCHAT PARTIES DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE DATA, ASSESSMENTS, RESULTS, CONTENT, FUNCTIONS, OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, THE APPLICATIONS, THE SERVICES, OR ANY THIRD PARTY SITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, OR FREE OF ERRORS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS AND DO NOT WARRANT THAT ANY OF THE FOREGOING WILL BE CORRECTED.
THE CLEARCHAT PARTIES DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SITE, THE APPLICATIONS, THE SERVICES OR ANY THIRD PARTY SITES IN TERMS OF CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU USE, ACCESS, DOWNLOAD, OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN INFORMATION, MATERIALS, ASSESSMENTS, RESULTS OR DATA THROUGH THE SITE, THE APPLICATIONS, THE SERVICES OR ANY THIRD PARTY SITES AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTY (INCLUDING YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM) OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OR USE OF SUCH MATERIAL OR DATA.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, WILL THE CLEARCHAT PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, RELIANCE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY UNSUCCESSFUL COURT ACTION OR LEGAL DISPUTE, LOST BUSINESS, LOST REVENUES OR LOSS OF ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY OR NON-PECUNIARY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR THAT RESULT FROM YOUR USE OR YOUR INABILITY TO USE THE MATERIALS, ASSESSMENTS, RESULTS OR CONTENT ON THE SITE, THE APPLICATIONS OR THE SERVICES OR ANY THIRD PARTY SITES, OR ANY OTHER INTERACTIONS WITH CLEARCHAT, EVEN IF CLEARCHAT OR A CLEARCHAT AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH CASES, CLEARCHAT’S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
IN NO EVENT WILL THE CLEARCHAT PARTIES’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF THE SITE, THE APPLICATIONS OR THE SERVICES OR YOUR INTERACTION WITH OTHER USERS (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WARRANTY, OR OTHERWISE), EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU (OR ON YOUR BEHALF), IF ANY, TO CLEARCHAT DURING THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE OF THE CLAIM OR TEN DOLLARS, WHICHEVER IS GREATER.
If you have a dispute with any other Users or other third parties, you release ClearChat and the other ClearChat Parties from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”
THESE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY YOU BY REASON OF ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES SOLD OR PROVIDED ON ANY THIRD PARTY SITES OR OTHERWISE BY THIRD PARTIES OTHER THAN CLEARCHAT AND RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE SITE, THE APPLICATIONS OR THE SERVICES OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY THIRD PARTY SITES.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT CLEARCHAT HAS OFFERED THE SITE, THE APPLICATIONS AND THE SERVICES, SET ITS PRICES, AND ENTERED INTO THESE TERMS IN RELIANCE UPON THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH HEREIN, THAT THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH HEREIN REFLECT A REASONABLE AND FAIR ALLOCATION OF RISK BETWEEN YOU AND CLEARCHAT, AND THAT THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH HEREIN FORM AN ESSENTIAL BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND CLEARCHAT. CLEARCHAT WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THE SITE, THE APPLICATIONS OR THE SERVICES TO YOU ON AN ECONOMICALLY REASONABLE BASIS WITHOUT THESE LIMITATIONS.
CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF YOU RESIDE IN SUCH A JURISDICTION, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS. THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS OF WARRANTIES, REMEDIES OR LIABILITY CONTAINED IN THESE TERMS APPLY TO YOU TO THE FULLEST EXTENT SUCH LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS ARE PERMITTED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE JURISDICTION WHERE YOU ARE LOCATED.
You agree to comply with all export laws and restrictions and regulations of the United States Department of Commerce or other United States or other sovereign agency or authority, and not to export, or allow the export or re-export of any software, technical data or any direct product thereof in violation of any such restrictions, laws or regulations, or unless and until all required licenses and authorizations are obtained with respect to the countries specified in the applicable United States Export Administration Regulations (or any successor supplement or regulations). The transfer of certain technical data and commodities may require a license from an agency of the United States government and/or written assurances by you that you will not export such software, technical data or commodities to certain foreign countries without prior approval of such agency. Your rights under these Terms are contingent on your compliance with this provision.
ClearChat may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to these Terms, by email, regular mail or postings on the Site, the Applications or the Services. Notice will be deemed given twenty-four hours after email is sent, unless ClearChat is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, ClearChat may give you legal notice by mail to a postal address, if provided by you through the Services. In such case, notice will be deemed given three days after the date of mailing. Notice posted on the Site, the Applications or the Services is deemed given 30 days following the initial posting.
The failure of ClearChat to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Any waiver of any provision of these Terms will be effective only if in writing and signed by ClearChat.
If a dispute arises between you and ClearChat, the goal is to provide you with a neutral and cost effective methods of resolving the dispute quickly. Accordingly, you and ClearChat agree that any dispute, claim or controversy at law or equity that arises out of this Agreement, the Site, the Applications or the Services (a “Claim”) will be resolved in accordance with this Section or as ClearChat and you otherwise agree in writing. Before resorting to these dispute methods, ClearChat strongly encourages you to first contact ClearChat directly to seek a resolution.
(a) Choice of Law. These Terms shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of New York as they apply to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within New York between New York residents, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. EACH PARTY IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY LEGAL ACTION, PROCEEDING, CAUSE OF ACTION OR COUNTERCLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO ANY CLAIM OR OTHERWISE IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS, THE SITE, THE APPLICATIONS OR THE SERVICES.
(b) Arbitration and Class Action Waiver.
PLEASE REVIEW AS THIS AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS.
(i) Arbitration. YOU AGREE THAT ALL CLAIMS BETWEEN YOU AND ClearChat (WHETHER OR NOT SUCH CLAIM INVOLVES A THIRD PARTY) IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS, THE SITE, THE APPLICATIONS OR THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOUR RIGHTS OF PRIVACY WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION UNDER THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION'S RULES FOR ARBITRATION OF CONSUMER-RELATED DISPUTES AND YOU AND CLEAR CHAT HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE TRIAL BY JURY. DISCOVERY AND RIGHTS TO APPEAL IN ARBITRATION ARE GENERALLY MORE LIMITED THAN IN A LAWSUIT, AND OTHER RIGHTS THAT YOU AND CLEAR CHAT WOULD HAVE IN COURT MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ARBITRATION. You may bring claims only on your own behalf.
Neither you nor ClearChat will participate in a class action or class-wide arbitration for any claims covered by this agreement to arbitrate. YOU ARE GIVING UP YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE AS A CLASS REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS MEMBER ON ANY CLASS CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST ClearChat INCLUDING ANY RIGHT TO CLASS ARBITRATION OR ANY CONSOLIDATION OF INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATIONS. You also agree not to participate in claims brought in a private attorney general or representative capacity, or consolidated claims involving another person's account, if ClearChat is a party to the proceeding.
This dispute resolution provision will be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act and not by any state law concerning arbitration. In the event the American Arbitration Association is unwilling or unable to set a hearing date within one hundred and sixty (160) days of filing the case, then either ClearChat or you can elect to have the arbitration administered instead by the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services. Judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having competent jurisdiction. Any provision of applicable law notwithstanding, the arbitrator will not have authority to award damages, remedies or awards that conflict with these Terms.
(ii) Judicial Forum for Disputes. In the event that the agreement to arbitrate under Section 22.3(b) is found not to apply to you or your claim, you and ClearChat agree that any judicial proceeding (other than small claims actions) must be brought solely and exclusively in, and will be subject to the service of process and other applicable procedural rules of, the federal or state courts of New York County, NY. Both you and ClearChat irrevocably consent to venue and personal jurisdiction there. Notwithstanding the foregoing, ClearChat may bring a claim for equitable relief in any court with proper jurisdiction.
(iii) This arbitration agreement will survive the termination of your use of the Site, the Applications or the Services or your relationship with ClearChat.
(c) Improperly Filed Claims. All claims you bring against ClearChat must be resolved in accordance with this Section 22.3. All claims filed or brought contrary to this Section 22.3 shall be considered improperly filed. Should you file a claim contrary to this Section 22.3, ClearChat may recover attorneys’ fees and costs up to $15,000, provided that ClearChat has notified you in writing of the improperly filed claim, and you have failed to promptly withdraw the claim.
If any provision of these Terms (including any Policies) is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be limited or eliminated from these Terms to the minimum extent necessary and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
These Terms and related Policies, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by ClearChat without restriction. Any assignment attempted to be made in violation of these Terms shall be void.
Upon termination of these Terms, your use of the Site, the Applications or the Services or your relationship with ClearChat, any provision which, by its nature or express terms should survive , will survive such termination or expiration, including, but not limited to, Sections 1, 2, and 8 -22.
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