Last updated: June 2022
BY CLICKING “I ACCEPT” OR BY ACCESSING OR USING OUR SERVICES OR CREATING AN ACCOUNT, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, INCLUDING THE MANDATORY ARBITRATION PROVISION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER SET FORTH HEREIN, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES.
1. Eligibility to Use the Services.
To be eligible to use the Services you must meet the following criteria and, by agreeing to these Terms, represent and warrant that you: (a) are 18 years of age or older/of legal age to enter into a binding agreement; (b) have not been previously suspended or removed from the Services, or engaged in any activity that could result in suspension or removal from the Services; (c) will only maintain one Account at any given time; (d) have full power and legal authority to enter into these Terms and in doing so will not violate any other agreement to which you are a party, and will comply with these Terms at all times; and (e) agree to use your name and your email address when registering.
If you are accessing or using our Services on behalf of another person or entity, you represent that you are authorized to accept these Terms on that person or entity’s behalf and that the person or entity agrees to be responsible to us if you or the other person or entity violates these Terms.
2. Additional Terms.
Certain features of the Services may be subject to additional terms and conditions (“Additional Terms”). We may present Additional Terms to you when you activate or use a feature to which Additional Terms apply (either in the form of disclaimers or notices, or a separate document), and your use of any feature constitutes your acceptance of these Additional Terms before using such feature. Unless otherwise stated in the Additional Terms, all Additional Terms are incorporated into these Terms. If you do not agree with the Additional Terms, you will not have access to the feature to which they relate. These Terms and Additional Terms apply equally. If any Additional Term is inconsistent with any provision of these Terms, the Additional Term will prevail only for the feature(s) to which that Additional Term applies.
4. Accounts, Account Security and Communication Preferences.
You may need to register for a user account (“Account”) to access some or all of our Services. It is your responsibility to prevent disclosure of your username and password, and to change your password if you feel that its security has been compromised. You may change your password at any time. We shall not be liable or responsible for any damages that result from your failure to keep your username and/or password secure. You are responsible for all activity in your Account. If you permit others to use your Account credentials, you are responsible for the activities of such users that occur in connection with your Account.
As part of activating your Account, you are required to provide us with both a valid email address and phone number, and to update this information if you change your email account or phone number. By creating an Account, you also consent to receive electronic communications from EquineTrac (e.g., via email, text message, or by posting notices to the Services). These communications may include operational notices about your Account (e.g., password changes and other transactional information) and are part of your relationship with us. You agree that any notices, agreements, disclosures or other communications that we send to you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including, but not limited to, that such communications be in writing. You should maintain copies of electronic communications from us by printing a paper copy or saving an electronic copy.
5. User Data.
Our Services may obtain content or data directly or indirectly from or through you or your use of the Services (collectively, “User Data”). Except for the license you grant below, as between you and EquineTrac, you retain all rights in and to your User Data. You hereby grant EquineTrac a perpetual, nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, fully-paid, and sub-licensable license to (a) use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display your User Data in all media formats and channels now known or later developed without compensation to you; (b) use and analyze User Data to provide maintenance and support for the Services, and for research and development purposes (both internal and with EquineTrac third-party partners bound by a duty of confidentiality); (c) analyze User Data with similar data from other sources for identifying trends, patterns, relationships, and statistics (“Trend Data”); (d) summarize, aggregate, or otherwise consolidate User Data with similar data from other sources to develop data aggregates, abstracts, reports, or other descriptions (“Summary Data”); and (e) use and distribute to others User Data as it appears in Trend Data and Summary Data.
If you supply or transmit any User Data via the Services, you represent and warrant to us that you have the legal right necessary to grant us the license described above, and that such material will not violate any law or the rights of any person or entity (including, without limitation copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property right, or moral right or right of publicity). Any User Data posted publicly or sent privately is the sole responsibility of the person that submitted it. Although EquineTrac reserves the right to review or remove all User Data on the Services, we do not necessarily review all of it. As such, we do not take responsibility for any User Data provided through the Services.
6. Data Transfers to Third Parties.
We agree to transfer User Data to a third party that has been pre-approved by us (“EquineTrac Approved Third Party”) upon our receipt of a written or electronic request from you authorizing such a transfer (each, a “Data Transfer Authorization”). Upon our receipt of a Data Transfer Authorization, we shall be instructed and authorized by you to begin and continue transferring User Data to such EquineTrac Approved Third Party until we receive a written or electronic request stating that transfers to such EquinetTrac Approved Third Party should cease (each, a “Data Transfer Authorization Revocation”). We will cease transfer of User Data to such EquineTrac Approved Third Party within a reasonable period of time from the receipt of a Data Transfer Authorization Revocation. All transfers of User Data shall be performed at our sole discretion, including but not limited to, with respect to duration, frequency, file size, timing, and transfer speed. WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE AND YOU AGREE TO HOLD US HARMLESS FOR ANY EQUINETRAC APPROVED THIRD PARTY’S USE OF USER DATA AND FOR YOUR USE OF A EQUINETRAC APPROVED THIRD PARTY.
7. Appropriate Use of the Services.
You agree to use the Services in accordance with all applicable local, state, national and foreign laws, treaties and regulations. You will not violate any contract, intellectual property or other third-party right or commit a tort, and you are solely responsible for your conduct while accessing or using our Services. In addition, without limitation, you will not, directly or indirectly, do any of the following while using or accessing the Services:
- Engage in any harassing, threatening, intimidating, predatory or stalking conduct;
- Use or attempt to use another user’s Account without authorization from that user and EquineTrac;
- Copy, reproduce, sell, rent, lease, sublicense, assign, distribute, transfer, or otherwise make available the Services or Content, or any features or functionality of the Services, to any third-party for any reason, including by making the Services available on a network where it is capable of being accessed by more than one device at any time;
- Modify, translate, adapt, or otherwise create derivative works or improvements, whether or not patentable, of the Services or Content;
- Remove, alter or tamper with any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights or legal notices contained in any Content obtained from the Services;
- Decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or otherwise attempt to discover or derive any proprietary software code or information associated with the Services;
- Use the Services in any manner that could interfere in any way with the operation of the Services or any server, network or system associated with the Services, including, without limitation, by: hacking, mail-bombing, flooding, overloading, or making “denial of service” attacks; probing, scanning or testing the vulnerability of the Services or any server, network or system associated with the Services; breaching or circumventing firewall, encryption, security or authentication routines; or accessing data not intended for you;
- Use any automated program, tool or process (including, without limitation, data miners, web crawlers, robots, bots, spiders, and automated scripts) to access the Services or any server, network or system associated with the Services, or to extract, collect, harvest or gather content or information from the Services;
- Download (other than the page caching) any portion of the Services or Content, except as expressly permitted by us;
- Frame or otherwise create a browser or border environment around any page or content of the Services, or deep-link to any internal page or area of the Services; or
- Make any other use of the Services that violates these Terms or any applicable law or that is contrary to its intended purpose.
You may also only upload or otherwise share User Data that you have all necessary rights to disclose. You may not upload, store or share any User Data that:
- Is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory or fraudulent;
- Would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law;
- May infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party;
- Impersonates, or misrepresents your affiliation with, any person or entity;
- Contains any private or personal information of a third party without such third party’s consent;
- Contains any viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files or content; or
- Is, in our sole judgment, objectionable or that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying our Services, or that may expose EquineTrac or others to any harm or liability of any type.
If you access and use the Services on your smartphone, tablet or other mobile device, you must have wireless service through Wi-Fi or a participating wireless service provider and a compatible mobile device. You are responsible for all charges (including data and messaging charges) related to your use of the Services through your device. We do not guarantee that the Services are compatible with any particular operating system, browser, mobile device or other software or equipment.
8. Reservation of Rights.
We may modify, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the Services at any time without prior notice. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of any feature or component of the Services. In addition, we reserve the right, at any time and for any reason, with or without notice, and without liability to you or any other user, to: (a) restrict, limit, suspend or terminate your and/or any other user’s access to the Services; (b) monitor any user’s use of the Services to verify compliance with these Terms and/or any applicable law; (c) investigate any suspected or alleged misuse of the Services and cooperate with law enforcement and/or third-parties in such investigation; and (d) disclose information about any user’s use of the Services in connection with law enforcement investigation of alleged illegal activity, or in response to a lawful court order or subpoena.
9. Proprietary Rights.
Unless otherwise indicated in writing by us, the Services and all content and other materials contained therein, including, without limitation, the EquineTrac logo and all designs, text, graphics, pictures, information, data, software, sound files, other files and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, “Content”) are the proprietary property of EquineTrac or our licensors or users, as applicable, and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.
No exclusive rights are granted by these Terms. You acknowledge and agree that the Services and Content are provided under license, and not sold, to you. You do not acquire any ownership interest in the Services or Content under these Terms, or any other rights thereto other than to use the Services and Content in accordance with the license granted, and subject to all terms, conditions, and restrictions, under these Terms. EquineTrac reserves and shall retain its entire right, title, and interest in and to the Services and Content, including all patents, copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights therein or relating thereto, except as expressly granted to you in these Terms.
10. License to Access and Use Our Services and Content.
Subject to your compliance with these Terms, you are hereby granted a limited, nonexclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to access and use the Services and Content. Except for this limited licenses granted to you, we reserve all other rights. Any use of the Services or Content other than as specifically authorized herein, without our prior written permission, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws, including, without limitation, copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. This license is revocable at any time for any or no reason.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these Terms, the Services and Content may include software components provided by EquineTrac or a third party that are subject to separate license terms, in which case those license terms will govern such software components.
All trademarks, trade names, service marks and logos appearing on or through the Services (including, without limitation, the “EquineTrac” name, EquineTrac logo, and any other EquineTrac product or service names, logos, marks, slogans, or other identifiers) (collectively, the “Trademarks”) are owned or licensed by us, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. You may not use any metatags or other “hidden text” utilizing “EquineTrac” or any other Trademark of EquineTrac without our prior written permission. In addition, the look and feel of the Services (including, without limitation, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts) constitute the Trademark of EquineTrac. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product or service names and company names or logos mentioned on the Services are the property of their respective owners and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the permission of the applicable trademark holder. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information by name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by EquineTrac.
12. Third-Party Content and Links to Third Parties.
We may display content from third parties through the Services (collectively, “Third-Party Content”). We do not control, endorse or adopt any Third-Party Content, and we make no representations or warranties of any kind regarding such Third-Party Content, including, without limitation, regarding their accuracy, completeness, timeliness, validity, copyright compliance, legality, decency, quality, or any other aspect thereof. You acknowledge and agree that your interactions with third parties providing Third-Party Content are solely between you and such third parties.
Separate and apart from User Data, you can submit questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, original or creative materials or other information about EquineTrac or the Services (collectively, “Feedback”). Feedback is non-confidential and shall become the sole property of EquineTrac. EquineTrac shall own exclusive rights, including, without limitation, all intellectual property rights, in and to such Feedback and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of this Feedback for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.
14. Compliance with Law.
You warrant that you will use the Services for lawful purposes and will comply with any government law, regulation, or rule applicable hereto, including the laws of the U.S. and foreign trade control laws and regulations; and that you understand that the Services may be subject to export and other foreign trade controls restricting re-sales and/or transfers to other countries and parties, including U.S. Export Administration Regulations and/or the foreign trade control regulations of the U.S. Treasury Department. Any other provision of these Terms to the contrary notwithstanding, you agree that the Services shall not be resold, re-exported, or otherwise transferred. The Services remains subject to applicable U.S. laws.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you, on behalf of your heirs, executors, administrators, legal and personal representatives, hereby release, waive, acquit and forever discharge EquineTrac its affiliates, dealers, and third-party suppliers, and their officers, directors, personnel, agents, and representatives (collectively, the “EquineTrac Parties”) from and against, and covenant not to sue any such EquineTrac Party for, all claims you have or may have arising out of or in any way related to these Terms. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU HEREBY WAIVE YOUR RIGHTS UNDER CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE 1542, WHICH STATES “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR OR RELEASING PARTY DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE AND THAT, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER WOULD HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR RELEASED PARTY.”
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless EquineTrac Parties from and against all actual or alleged EquineTrac Party or third party claims, damages, awards, judgments, losses, liabilities, obligations, penalties, interest, fees, expenses and costs of every kind and nature whatsoever, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, matured or unmatured, or suspected or unsuspected, in law or equity, whether in tort, contract or otherwise (collectively, “Claims”), including, but not limited to, damages to property or personal injury, that are caused by, arise out of or are related to (a) any use or misuse of the Services or Content by you or any third party you authorize to access or use such Services or Content, (b) any Feedback you provide, (c) your violation of these Terms, and (d) your violation of the rights of another. You agree to promptly notify EquineTrac of any third party Claims, cooperate with the EquineTrac Parties in defending such Claims and pay all fees, costs and expenses associated with defending such Claims (including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees and expenses, court costs, costs of settlement and costs of pursuing indemnification and insurance). You further agree that the EquineTrac Parties shall have sole control of the defense or settlement of any third party Claims. This indemnity is in addition to, and not in lieu of, any other indemnities set forth in a written agreement between you and EquineTrac.
17. Disclaimer of Warranties.
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICES AND CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. EQUINETRAC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, OPERABILITY, CONDITION, QUIET ENJOYMENT, VALUE, AND ACCURACY OF DATA. EQUINETRAC MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICES OR CONTENT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE; NOR DOES EQUINETRAC MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR CONTENT, OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SERVICES OR CONTENT WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES OR CONTENT WILL BE ACCURATE OR COMPLETE. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL AND/OR INFORMATION. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM EQUINETRAC OR THROUGH THE SERVICES OR CONTENT WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.
THE SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE A SUBSTITUTE FOR YOUR OWN SOUND AND REASONABLY PRUDENT JUDGMENT. PERSONS USING THE SERVICES AND CONTENT ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE USE OF THE SERVICES, CONTENT, MATERIALS AND OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED, AND AGREE THAT EQUINETRAC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, LOSS, OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM THEIR USE. YOUR RELIANCE ON THE SERVICES AND CONTENT OBTAINED OR USED BY YOU IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY LAW.
SOME STATES MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. BUT, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE EXCLUDE ALL WARRANTIES.
18. Limitations of Liability.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE EQUINETRAC PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF REVENUE, INCOME OR PROFITS, LOSS OF USE OR DATA, LOSS OR DIMINUTION IN VALUE OF ASSETS, PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, CROP LOSS, COST OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, LOSS OF GOODWILL, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICES OR CONTENT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, USER DATA, THIRD-PARTY CONTENT AND LINKED THIRD-PARTY SERVICES), OR OTHERWISE RELATED TO THESE TERMS (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE SERVICES OR CONTENT OR ANY EQUINETRAC PARTY OR THIRD PARTY, OR FROM EVENTS BEYOND THE EQUINETRAC PARTIES’ REASONABLE CONTROL, SUCH AS SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS, DELETIONS OF FILES, ERRORS OR OMISSIONS, DEFECTS, BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE EQUINETRAC PARTIES’ RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SYSTEMS), REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SIMPLE NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED) OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY (EVEN IF THE PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES WERE FORESEEABLE).
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE EQUINETRAC PARTIES (JOINTLY) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO ACCESS OR USE OF THE SERVICES OR CONTENT, EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO US FOR THE SERVICES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY EVEN IN THE EVENT YOUR REMEDIES HEREUNDER FAIL OF THEIR ESSENTIAL PURPOSE, AND THE FOREGOING SHALL CONSTITUTE THE EQUINETRAC PARTIES’ SOLE LIABILITY AND OBLIGATION IN RESPECT HEREOF, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SIMPLE NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY.
THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION 18 WILL NOT LIMIT OR EXCLUDE LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE DIRECTLY AND PROXIMATELY CAUSED BY OUR FRAUD, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, OR INTENTIONAL, WILLFUL, MALICIOUS OR RECKLESS MISCONDUCT.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SO SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
19. Dispute Resolution; Arbitration.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT REQUIRES YOU TO ARBITRATE CERTAIN DISPUTES AND CLAIMS WITH EQUINETRAC AND LIMITS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM US, INCLUDING A CLASS ACTION WAIVER. This Section 19 applies to all Disputes (unless excluded under Section 19.1) between you and the EquineTrac Parties.
19.1. Binding Arbitration.
EXCEPT FOR ANY DISPUTES, CLAIMS, SUITS, ACTIONS, CAUSES OF ACTION, DEMANDS OR PROCEEDINGS (COLLECTIVELY, “DISPUTES”) IN WHICH EITHER PARTY SEEKS TO BRING AN INDIVIDUAL ACTION IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT OR SEEKS INJUNCTIVE OR OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF FOR THE ALLEGED UNLAWFUL USE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COPYRIGHTS, TRADEMARKS, TRADE NAMES, LOGOS, TRADE SECRETS OR PATENTS, YOU AND EQUINETRAC AGREE (A) TO WAIVE YOUR AND EQUINETRAC’S RESPECTIVE RIGHTS TO HAVE ANY AND ALL DISPUTES ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS, OR THE SERVICES OR CONTENT, RESOLVED IN A COURT, AND (B) TO WAIVE YOUR AND EQUINETRAC’S RESPECTIVE RIGHTS TO A JURY TRIAL. INSTEAD, YOU AND EQUINETRAC AGREE TO ARBITRATE DISPUTES THROUGH BINDING ARBITRATION (WHICH IS THE REFERRAL OF A DISPUTE TO ONE OR MORE PERSONS CHARGED WITH REVIEWING THE DISPUTE AND MAKING A FINAL AND BINDING DETERMINATION TO RESOLVE IT INSTEAD OF HAVING THE DISPUTE DECIDED BY A JUDGE OR JURY IN COURT).
19.2. No Class Arbitrations, Class Actions or Representative Actions.
YOU AND EQUINETRAC AGREE THAT ANY DISPUTE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS OR THE SERVICES, OR CONTENT IS PERSONAL TO YOU AND EQUINETRAC AND THAT SUCH DISPUTE WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY THROUGH INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND WILL NOT BE BROUGHT AS A CLASS ARBITRATION, CLASS ACTION OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. You and EquineTrac agree that there will be no class arbitration or arbitration in which an individual attempts to resolve a Dispute as a representative of another individual or group of individuals. Further, you and EquineTrac agree that a Dispute cannot be brought as a class or other type of representative action, whether within or outside of arbitration, or on behalf of any other individual or group of individuals.
19.3. Federal Arbitration Act.
You and EquineTrac agree that these Terms affect interstate commerce and that the enforceability of this Section 19 shall be both substantively and procedurally governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 1 et seq. (the “FAA”), to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.
19.4. Notice; Informal Dispute Resolution.
You and EquineTrac agree that each party will notify the other party in writing of any arbitrable or small claims Dispute within thirty (30) days of the date it arises, so that the parties can attempt in good faith to resolve the Dispute informally. Notice to Equinetrac shall be sent by certified mail or courier to EquineTrac, LLC., 1130 Beach Circle NE., Huron SD 57350. Your notice must include (a) your name, postal address, telephone number, the email address you use or used for your Account and, if different, an email address at which you can be contacted, (b) a description in reasonable detail of the nature or basis of the Dispute, and (c) the specific relief that you are seeking. Our notice to you will be sent electronically in accordance with Section 4 and will include (x) our name, postal address, telephone number and an email address at which we can be contacted with respect to the Dispute, (y) a description in reasonable detail of the nature or basis of the Dispute, and (z) the specific relief that we are seeking. If you and EquineTrac cannot agree how to resolve the Dispute within thirty (30) days after the date notice is received by the applicable party, then either you or EquineTrac may, as appropriate and in accordance with this Section 19, commence an arbitration proceeding or, to the extent specifically provided for in Section 19.1, file a claim in court.
EXCEPT FOR DISPUTES IN WHICH EITHER PARTY SEEKS TO BRING AN INDIVIDUAL ACTION IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT OR SEEKS INJUNCTIVE OR OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF FOR THE ALLEGED UNLAWFUL USE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COPYRIGHTS, TRADEMARKS, TRADE NAMES, LOGOS, TRADE SECRETS OR PATENTS, YOU AND EQUINETRAC AGREE THAT ANY DISPUTE MUST BE COMMENCED OR FILED BY YOU OR EQUINETRAC WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR OF THE DATE THE DISPUTE AROSE, OTHERWISE THE UNDERLYING CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED (WHICH MEANS THAT YOU AND EQUINETRAC WILL NO LONGER HAVE THE RIGHT TO ASSERT SUCH CLAIM REGARDING THE DISPUTE). You and EquineTrac agree that (a) arbitration will be conducted confidentially by a single arbitrator in accordance with the commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) that are in effect at the time the arbitration is initiated, as modified by the terms set forth herein (“AAA Rules”), which are hereby incorporated by reference, and (b) that the seat of the arbitration shall be Beadle County, South Dakota and that state or federal courts of the State of South Dakota and the United States, respectively, sitting in Beadle County, South Dakota, have exclusive jurisdiction over any litigation in aid of arbitration and the enforcement of any arbitration awards. The parties shall attempt to agree on the single arbitrator to be appointed to resolve the dispute. If the parties are unable to reach agreement within 30 days after commencement of the arbitration with the AAA, the arbitrator selection process identified in the AAA Rules shall apply. You may also litigate a Dispute in the small claims court located in the county of your billing address if the Dispute meets the requirements to be heard in small claims court. Each party shall be responsible for its costs incurred in such arbitration, but the arbitrator shall not have the authority to re-allocate those costs in an award or otherwise. If you cannot afford to pay for the arbitration, you agree to provide us the option of paying the arbitrator before seeking to initiate any other form of dispute resolution, including litigation. As part of the arbitration, both you and EquineTrac will have the opportunity to reasonable discovery of non-privileged information that is relevant and material to the Dispute, including the ability to request from each other, and third parties, documents, information and testimony that is relevant and material to the Dispute.
19.6. Authority of Arbitrator.
As limited by the FAA, these Terms and the applicable AAA Rules, the arbitrator will have (a) the exclusive authority and jurisdiction to make all procedural and substantive decisions regarding a Dispute, including the determination of whether a Dispute is arbitrable, and (b) the authority to grant any remedy that would otherwise be available in court; provided, however, that the arbitrator does not have the authority to conduct a class arbitration or a representative action, which is prohibited by these Terms. The arbitrator may only conduct an individual arbitration and may not consolidate more than one individual’s claims, preside over any type of class or representative proceeding or preside over any proceeding involving more than one individual.
19.7. AAA Rules.
By agreeing to be bound by these Terms, you either (a) acknowledge and agree that you have read and understand the AAA Rules, or (b) waive your opportunity to read the AAA Rules and any claim that the AAA Rules are unfair or should not apply for any reason.
If any term, clause or provision of this Section 19 is held invalid or unenforceable, it will be so held to the minimum extent required by law, and all other terms, clauses and provisions of this Section 19 will remain valid and enforceable. Further, the waivers set forth in Section 19.2 are severable from the other provisions of these Terms and will remain valid and enforceable, except as prohibited by applicable law.
19.9. Opt-Out Right.
You have the right to opt out of binding arbitration within thirty (30) days of the date you first accepted the terms of this Section 19 by writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to be effective, the opt out notice must include your full name and clearly indicate your intent to opt out of binding arbitration. By opting out of binding arbitration, you are agreeing to resolve Disputes in accordance with Section 20.
20. Governing Law.
These Terms, and your access to and use of the Services shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of South Dakota, without regard to conflict of law rules or principles (whether of the State of South Dakota or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction. Any Dispute between the parties that is not subject to arbitration or cannot be heard in small claims court, shall be resolved on an individual basis in the state or federal courts of the State of South Dakota and the United States, respectively, sitting in Beadle County, South Dakota.
21. International Data Transfers
The Services are based in the United States and are subject to U.S. law. If you are accessing the Services from outside the United States, please be advised that U.S. law may not offer the same privacy protections as the laws of your jurisdiction. Further, regardless of where you are accessing the Services, data may be transferred to countries outside of the United States, for storage, review, analytics, or other processing, after which point it may be transferred back to the United States or other third countries. By accessing and using the Services, you consent to the transfer to and processing of your information, including personal data, in the United States or other third countries.
Either you or we may terminate our relationship at any time, with or without cause. In addition, we may deactivate, terminate or suspend your account at any time: (a) if we, in our sole discretion, determine that you are or have been in violation of these Terms; (b) if we, in our sole discretion, determine that you have created risk or possible legal exposure for EquineTrac; (c) in response to requests by law enforcement or other government agencies; (d) upon discontinuance or material modification of the Services, or (e) due to unexpected technical issues or problems. We may also stop providing the Services or create limits on use of the Services (in each case, whether specifically to you or generally).
These Terms automatically terminate when you fail to comply or if we reasonably believe that you have not complied with any term or condition of them.
Termination will not limit any of our other rights or remedies. Any provision that must survive in order to give proper effect to the intent and purpose of these Terms shall survive termination.
23. App Updates.
EquineTrac may from time to time, in its sole discretion (without obligation), develop and provide updates for our App, which may include upgrades, bug fixes, patches and other error corrections and/or new features (collectively, “Updates”). Updates may also modify or delete in their entirety certain features and functionality. You agree that EquineTrac has no obligation to provide any Updates or to continue to provide or enable any particular features or functionality.
Portions of the App may not properly operate if you do not install all Updates, so we encourage you to promptly install all updates. To that end, based on your mobile device settings, when your mobile device is connected to the Internet, either (a) the Updates will automatically download and install or (b) you may receive notice of or be prompted to download and install available Updates. For clarity, all Updates are part of the App and subject to these Terms.
24. Apple Device Additional Terms.
If you access an App via a mobile device or tablet branded by Apple, Inc. (“Apple”) and running Apple’s iOS (an “Apple Device”), the following terms (“Apple Device Additional Terms”) are hereby made part of these Terms:
- Conflicting Terms. If these Apple Device Additional Terms conflict with any other provision of these Terms, then the Apple Device Additional Terms shall control with respect to access and use of the Services via an Apple Device.
- Agreement with EquineTrac, Not Apple. You acknowledge that these Terms are an agreement between EquineTrac and you, and not with Apple. EquineTrac, not Apple, is solely responsible for any App you access via your Apple Device (“iOS App”) and the content thereof. If these Terms are less restrictive with respect to an iOS App or otherwise conflict with, the Apple App Store Terms of Service (the “App Store Terms of Service”), the App Store Terms of Service shall apply to the extent of any conflict.
- Scope of License. The license granted to use an iOS App is limited to a non-transferable license to use the App on an Apple Device that you own or control and as permitted by the usage rules set forth in the App Store Terms of Service.
- Maintenance and Support. You acknowledge that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to any iOS App. If EquineTrac decides (in its sole discretion) to provide support and maintenance services for an iOS App, EquineTract is solely responsible for providing such services.
- Warranty. In the event of any failure of an iOS App to conform to any applicable warranty provided by EquineTrac in these Terms, you may notify Apple and Apple will refund the purchase price for the iOS App (if any) and, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the iOS App and any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty is EquineTrac’s sole responsibility. Notwithstanding the foregoing, EquineTrac is not obligated to provide any warranty with respect to an iOS App and you acknowledge and agree that this paragraph will not have any effect on the warranty disclaimers provided in these Terms.
- Product Claims. You hereby acknowledge that EquineTrac, not Apple, is responsible for addressing your or any third-party claims relating to an iOS App and/or use of an iOS App, including, but not limited to: (a) product liability claims; (b) any claim that an iOS App fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (c) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation. Note that pursuant to the limitation of liability provision set forth in these Terms, these Terms will not limit EquineTrac’s liability beyond what is permitted by applicable law. Notwithstanding the foregoing, EquineTrac may not be liable for such claims pursuant to these Terms.
- Intellectual Property Rights. You acknowledge that, in the event of any third party claim that an iOS App or your possession and use (in accordance with these Terms) of an iOS App infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, EquineTrac, not Apple, is solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim. Notwithstanding the foregoing, EquineTrac is not obligated to provide any defense or indemnification for such claims.
- Legal Compliance. 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.
- Third Party Beneficiary. You hereby acknowledge and agree that Apple, and Apple’s subsidiaries, are third-party beneficiaries of these Terms with respect to any iOS App, and that, upon your acceptance of these Terms, Apple has the right (and deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce the Terms against you with respect to the iOS App as a third party beneficiary thereof.
- Questions or Complaints. Please address your questions, complaints or claims with respect to an iOS App to EquineTrac at email@example.com.
If any term, clause or provision of these Terms is held invalid or unenforceable, then that term, clause or provision will be severable from these Terms and will not affect the validity or enforceability of any remaining part of that term, clause or provision, or any other term, clause or provision of these Terms.
These Terms, and any other terms and policies incorporated herein, constitute the entire agreement between you and EquineTrac relating to your access to and use of the Services. These Terms, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you without the prior written consent of EquineTrac. No waiver of any provision of these Terms will constitute a waiver of such provision in any prior, concurrent or subsequent circumstance, and EquineTrac’s failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Except as otherwise provided herein, these Terms are intended solely for the benefit of the parties and are not intended to confer third party beneficiary rights upon any other person or entity.