Last updated: September 28, 2022
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Grails NFTs are subject to the Grails Terms and Conditions located at https://collective.proof.xyz/terms/grails.
In the event any Additional Terms are inconsistent with these Terms as they relate to those other websites or NFT collections, those Additional Terms will control.
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PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY, AS THEY CONTAIN AN AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, REMEDIES, AND OBLIGATIONS. THE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE REQUIRES (WITH LIMITED EXCEPTION) THAT YOU SUBMIT CLAIMS YOU HAVE AGAINST US TO BINDING AND FINAL ARBITRATION, AND FURTHER (1) YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO PURSUE CLAIMS AGAINST PROOF ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING, (2) YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO SEEK RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE, AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, AND (3) YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO HAVE ANY CLAIMS YOU HAVE AGAINST US RESOLVED BY A JURY OR IN A COURT OF LAW.
A PROOF Collective NFT is a non-fungible Ethereum-based token that uses smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain (“Smart Contracts”). The Ethereum blockchain provides an immutable ledger of all transactions that occur on the blockchain. This means that all PROOF Collective NFTs are outside of the control of any one party, including PROOF, and are subject to many risks and uncertainties. PROOF neither owns nor controls MetaMask, WalletConnect, the Ethereum network, your browser, or any other third party site, product, or service (including third party wallets or marketplaces) that you might access, visit, or use for the purpose of enabling you to use the Services or to purchase, list, auction, or sell PROOF Collective NFTs (“Transaction”), and that, except with respect to transferring control of a PROOF Collective NFT to the initial purchaser through the Services (“Initial Purchaser”), PROOF has no responsibility with respect to any Transaction. PROOF will not be liable for the acts or omissions of any third parties, nor will PROOF be liable for any damage that you may suffer as a result of your transactions or any other interaction with any third parties. You understand that your Ethereum public address will be made publicly visible whenever you engage in a Transaction. Aside from transferring control of the PROOF Collective NFT to the Initial Purchaser, PROOF has no control over the transfer, storage, ownership or maintenance of the PROOF Collective NFT.
PROOF reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that PROOF will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Services, including in relation to any PROOF Collective NFT.
A Collector (as defined below) of a PROOF Collective NFT may receive special perks, experiences, or opportunities as determined by PROOF in its sole discretion (“Perks”) for a period of three (3) years after the PROOF Collective NFTs are first made available for sale (i.e., dropped) by PROOF. PROOF does not make any representation, warranty or guarantee that any Collector will receive any Perks or achieve any particular outcome as a result of owning any PROOF Collective NFT. PROOF reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to restrict, limit, or deny any Perks to any Collector, including to limit the period of time when a Perk is available, for any reason, at any time. Perks are not intended to be an endorsement of any project, creator, NFT, individual or any other thing, and PROOF makes no recommendation and provides no investment advice in connection with any Perks or otherwise as a result of holding or owning the PROOF Collective NFT.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, if any, and are fully responsible for any and all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to (a) immediately notify PROOF of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session when accessing the Services. PROOF will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.
In order to access and use the Services, including to engage in a Transaction, you must have and connect your digital wallet supported on MetaMask, WalletConnect or other wallet extensions or gateways as allowed on the Services (“Wallet”). Wallets allow you to purchase, store, and engage in transactions using the native Ethereum cryptocurrency, ETH. When you link your Wallet, you understand and agree that you are solely responsible for maintaining the security of your Wallet and your control over any wallet-related authentication credentials, including any seed phrase or private cryptocurrency keys, as well as NFTs or cryptocurrencies that are stored in or are accessible through your Wallet. Any unauthorized access to your Wallet by third parties could result in the loss or theft of PROOF Collective NFTs and/or other assets held in your Wallet and any associated wallets, including any linked financial information such as bank account(s) or credit card(s). PROOF is not responsible for managing and maintaining the security of your Wallet. PROOF has no responsibility or liability to you for any unauthorized access to or use of your Wallet or if you are unable to locate your credentials.
When each PROOF Collective NFT is sold for the first time, the agreement for sale is between PROOF and the Initial Purchaser. If the Initial Purchaser decides to sell a PROOF Collective NFT (“Secondary Sale”), then PROOF is not a party to any agreement between the applicable buyer, seller, or facilitator of the Secondary Sale.
If you or any owner of a PROOF Collective NFT (“Collector”) sells or transfers a PROOF Collective NFT to another collector, (a) then you, as Collector, represents and warrants that you will notify the subsequent collector of these Terms and require the subsequent collector to comply with these Terms, (b) the Collector License (as defined below) as set forth herein will automatically transfer to such subsequent collector, and such other collector will be deemed the “Collector” (for purposes of such PROOF Collective NFT and the Collector License to the underlying NFT IP (as defined below)) and will be subject to these Terms, and (c) you, as the seller or transferor of such PROOF Collective NFT, will cease to have any further rights to such PROOF Collective NFT or underlying NFT IP.
By placing an order on the Site or through the Services (including by bidding in an auction), you agree that you are submitting a binding offer to purchase a PROOF Collective NFT, you agree to pay all applicable fees associated with the Transaction, and you authorize PROOF to automatically charge and collect such fees from your payment instrument or Wallet. If you are an Initial Purchaser, then all amounts due are to be paid to PROOF. If you are not the Initial Purchaser of a PROOF Collective NFT, then amounts may be paid to the seller of such PROOF Collective NFT.
No refunds are permitted except with respect to any statutory warranties or guaranties that cannot be excluded or limited by law.
You are responsible for any and all sales, use, value-added and other taxes, duties, and assessments now or hereafter claimed or imposed by any governmental authority, associated with your use of the Services, Perks or PROOF Collective NFTs (including, without limitation, any taxes that may become payable as the result of your ownership, transfer, purchase, or sale of a PROOF Collective NFT).
You acknowledge and agree that the Services may contain content or features (“Services Content”) that are protected by copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by PROOF, you agree not to modify, copy, frame, scrape, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, or create derivative works based on the Services or the Services Content, in whole or in part. Any use of the Services or the Services Content other than as specifically authorized herein is strictly prohibited.
PROOF's name and logos, including the terms PROOF, MOONBIRDS, ODDITIES, as well as the Design of Owl Profile with Crescent Moon Over its Head, are trademarks and service marks of PROOF (collectively the “PROOF Trademarks”). Other company, product, and service names and logos used and displayed via the Services may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners who may or may not endorse or be affiliated with or connected to PROOF. All of these rights are expressly reserved in the name of PROOF and/or its affiliates. Nothing in these Terms or the Services should be construed as granting or waiving, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of PROOF Trademarks displayed on the Services, without PROOF's prior written permission in each instance. All rights in such intellectual property are reserved by PROOF and/or its affiliates, and all goodwill generated from the use of PROOF Trademarks will inure to our exclusive benefit.
You are not permitted to use PROOF Trademarks without express, written permission. You agree that you will not use or seek to register any PROOF names, brands, PROOF Trademarks or confusingly similar variations, or other trademark for any purpose without obtaining our prior written consent. Such approval shall be in PROOF’s entire and sole discretion. Nonresponse to a request for such approval shall not be deemed an approval.
You acknowledge and agree that PROOF (or, as applicable, its licensors) owns all legal rights, title and interest in all intellectual property rights of the content underlying PROOF Collective NFTs (“NFT IP”), including but not limited to copyrights and trademarks in the NFT IP. As the copyright owner, PROOF has the exclusive right to reproduce, prepare derivatives of, distribute, display, perform and otherwise exercise and exploit the NFT IP, subject to Collector Licenses.
Subject to continued compliance with these Terms, PROOF grants Collector a limited, worldwide, non-assignable and non-transferable (except as part of a Secondary Sale), non-sublicensable, royalty-free license to display the NFT IP solely for the Collector's non-commercial purposes (except as expressly permitted herein), including the right to display such NFT IP privately or publicly: (i) for the purpose of promoting or sharing the Collector's purchase of, ownership of, or interest in such PROOF Collective NFT, (ii) for the purpose of sharing, promoting, discussing, or commenting on such PROOF Collective NFT or NFT IP; (iii) on third party marketplaces, exchanges, platforms, or applications in association with a Transaction of the PROOF Collective NFT; and (iv) within decentralized virtual environments, virtual worlds, virtual galleries, virtual museums, or other navigable and perceivable virtual environments (the “Collector License”). While the Collector has the right to sell, trade, transfer, or use their PROOF Collective NFT, the Collector may not make commercial use of the NFT IP.
The information on this Site and any information provided in connection with the Services or Perks are provided to PROOF Collective NFT owners only and for information only and do not constitute, and should not be construed as, professional advice or a recommendation to purchase, sell, trade, or otherwise transact in any digital asset including any products or services or an invitation, offer or solicitation to engage in any purchase, sale, trade, or other transaction with respect to any digital asset.
The information on this Site and any information provided in connection with the Services or Perks provided to PROOF Collective NFT owners are provided solely on the basis that you will make your own transaction decisions, and PROOF does not take account of any person's financial or other objectives, particular needs, or financial situation. In addition, nothing on this Site or any information provided in connection with the Services or Perks provided to PROOF Collective NFT owners shall, or is intended to, constitute financial, legal, accounting or tax advice. It is strongly recommended that you seek professional advice before making any transaction decision. Any decision that you make should be based on an assessment of your risks in consultation with your professional adviser(s).
The digital assets about which information is provided on the Site and any information provided in connection with the Services or Perks provided to PROOF Collective NFT owners are not viewed by the issuer or sponsor of any such digital assets, or those buying or selling the digital asset, as securities under U.S. laws or relevant applicable laws. As a result, it is unlikely that fulsome disclosures from the issuer or sponsor, or any executive officer associated with the digital asset or related protocol have been provided, and others may have better or more information than the information made available to you via the Site, or any information provided in connection with the Services or Perks provided to PROOF Collective NFT owners or to which you may independently have access.
There are risks associated with purchasing and holding digital assets. Loss of the full amount of the purchase price is possible. Volatility is highly likely, and some of the protocols and platforms may fail entirely due to forking, flaws in the code, hacking or other malicious attacks.
THESE TERMS DO NOT REPRESENT A COMPLETE STATEMENT OF RISK FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DIGITAL ASSETS OR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT MAY BE VIEWED OR TRACKED ON THIS SITE OR THAT MAY BE FEATURED OR DISCUSSED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES OR PERKS FOR PROOF COLLECTIVE NFT COLLECTORS. YOU SHOULD CONSIDER THESE RISK WARNINGS CAREFULLY AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ADVICE BEFORE TAKING ANY DECISION TO PURCHASE, SELL, TRADE OR OTHERWISE TRANSACT IN A DIGITAL ASSET.
You agree that you will not, and will not permit any third party to, do or attempt to do any of the following without the PROOF's express prior written consent in each case:
interfere with or disrupt the Services or servers or networks connected to the Services in any manner that could negatively affect or inhibit other users from fully enjoying the Services or that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the functioning of the Services in any manner;
violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, or any regulations having the force of law, including but not limited to those of the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), or which would involve proceeds of any unlawful activity;
obtain or attempt to access or otherwise obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Services;
use the Services or any PROOF Collective NFT or NFT IP to advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any purpose that is not specifically authorized herein;
use the Services or any PROOF Collective NFT or NFT IP to further or promote any criminal activity or enterprise or provide instructional information about illegal activities, including for the purpose of concealing economic activity, laundering money, or financing terrorism; or
use the Services or any PROOF Collective NFT or NFT IP to carry out financial activities subject to registration or licensing, including but not limited to creating, listing, or buying securities, commodities, options, real estate, or debt instruments.
Please note the following risks in accessing, purchasing, selling or using PROOF Collective NFTs: The price and liquidity of blockchain assets, including PROOF Collective NFTs, are extremely volatile and may be subject to large fluctuations. Fluctuations in the price of other digital assets could materially and adversely affect PROOF Collective NFTs, which may also be subject to significant price volatility. Legislative and regulatory changes or actions at the state, federal, or international level may adversely affect the use, transfer, exchange, and value of PROOF Collective NFTs. PROOF Collective NFTs are not legal tender and are not backed by any government. Transactions of PROOF Collective NFTs may be irreversible, and, accordingly, losses due to fraudulent or accidental transactions may not be recoverable. Some Transactions of PROOF Collective NFTs shall be deemed to be made when recorded on a public ledger, which is not necessarily the date or time that you initiated the Transaction. The value of PROOF Collective NFTs may be derived from the continued willingness of market participants to exchange fiat currency or digital assets for PROOF Collective NFTs, which may result in the potential for permanent and total loss of value of a particular PROOF Collective NFT.
You agree and understand that you are solely responsible for determining the nature, potential value, suitability, and appropriateness of these risks for yourself, and that we do not give advice or recommendations regarding PROOF Collective NFTs, including the suitability and appropriateness of, and investment strategies for, PROOF Collective NFTs. You agree and understand that you access and use the Services, PROOF Collective NFTs, NFT IP, and Perks at your own risk; however, this brief statement does not disclose all of the risks associated with PROOF Collective NFTs and other digital assets. You agree and understand that PROOF will not be responsible for any communication failures, disruptions, errors, distortions or delays you may experience when using PROOF Collective NFTs, however caused.
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, PROOF COLLECTIVE NFTs, NFT IP AND PERKS IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED TO THE CONTRARY IN A WRITING BY PROOF, THE SERVICES, PERKS, SERVICES CONTENT, AND ANY AND ALL PROOF COLLECTIVE NFTs AND NFT IP ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
PROOF AND ITS AFFILIATES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, DIRECTORS AND AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, “REPRESENTATIVES”) MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (I) THE SERVICES, PROOF COLLECTIVE NFTs, NFT IP OR PERKS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (II) THE SERVICES, PROOF COLLECTIVE NFTs, NFT IP OR PERKS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (III) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES, PROOF COLLECTIVE NFTs, NFT IP OR PERKS WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, OR (IV) THE QUALITY OF ANY SERVICES, PROOF COLLECTIVE NFTs, NFT IP OR PERKS, OR ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICES, PROOF COLLECTIVE NFTs OR PERKS WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
PROOF AND ITS AFFILIATES AND ITS AND THEIR REPRESENTATIVES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF ANY KIND FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN OR TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON MATERIAL OR INFORMATION, CONTAINED ON THE SERVICES, PROOF COLLECTIVE NFTs, NFT IP OR PERKS. PROOF DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT SERVICES CONTENT IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE.
PROOF COLLECTIVE NFTs ARE INTANGIBLE DIGITAL ASSETS. THEY EXIST ONLY BY VIRTUE OF THE OWNERSHIP RECORD MAINTAINED IN THE ETHEREUM NETWORK. ANY TRANSFER OF TITLE THAT MIGHT OCCUR IN ANY UNIQUE DIGITAL ASSET OCCURS ON THE DECENTRALIZED LEDGER WITHIN THE ETHEREUM PLATFORM. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT PROOF CAN EFFECT THE TRANSFER OF TITLE OR RIGHT IN ANY PROOF COLLECTIVE NFT.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL PROOF OR ITS AFFILIATES OR ITS OR THEIR REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY LOST PROFIT OR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM THESE TERMS, THE SITE, THE SERVICES, SERVICES CONTENT, PROOF COLLECTIVE NFTs, NFT IP, PERKS OR THIRD PARTY SITES AND PRODUCTS, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES RELATED TO LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE AND EVEN IF THEY HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. ACCESS TO, AND USE OF, THE SITE, THE SERVICES, SERVICES CONTENT, PROOF COLLECTIVE NFT, NFT IP, PERKS OR THIRD PARTY SITES AND PRODUCTS ARE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR MOBILE DEVICE OR LOSS OF DATA RESULTING THEREFROM.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF PROOF OR ITS AFFILIATES OR ITS OR THEIR REPRESENTATIVES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THESE TERMS, THE ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE, THE SERVICES, SERVICES CONTENT, PROOF COLLECTIVE NFT, NFT IP OR PERKS EXCEED $100.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OR EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU OR BE ENFORCEABLE WITH RESPECT TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICES, PROOF COLLECTIVE NFTs, NFT IP OR PERKS OR WITH THESE TERMS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICES.
IF YOU ARE A USER FROM NEW JERSEY, THE SECTIONS TITLED “INDEMNIFICATION”, “DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES” AND “LIMITATION OF LIABILITY” HEREIN ARE INTENDED TO BE ONLY AS BROAD AS IS PERMITTED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY. IF ANY PORTION OF THESE SECTIONS IS HELD TO BE INVALID UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, THE INVALIDITY OF SUCH PORTION SHALL NOT AFFECT THE VALIDITY OF THE REMAINING PORTIONS OF THE APPLICABLE SECTIONS.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless PROOF and its affiliates and its and their Representatives (collectively, the “Indemnitees”), from and against all actual or alleged third party claims, damages, awards, judgments, losses, liabilities, obligations, penalties, interest, fees, expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys' fees and expenses) and costs (including, without limitation, court costs, costs of settlement and costs of pursuing indemnification and insurance), 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) your use or misuse of the Site or other Services, Services Content, PROOF Collective NFTs, NFT IP or Perks, (b) your violation of these Terms, or (c) your violation of the rights of a third party, including another User. You agree to promptly notify PROOF of any third party Claims and cooperate with the applicable Indemnitee in defending such Claims. You further agree that the Indemnitees shall have the right to 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 US.
You agree that PROOF, in its sole discretion, may suspend or terminate your account (or any part thereof) or use of the Services or Perks and remove and discard any content within the Services, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if PROOF believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity that may be grounds for termination of your use of the Services or Perks may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. PROOF may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Services or Perks, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Services or Perks under any provision of these Terms may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that PROOF may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the Services or Perks. Further, you agree that PROOF will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Services or Perks.
You agree that you are solely responsible for your interactions with any other Users and Collectors in connection with the Services, PROOF Collective NFTs, NFT IP or Perks, and PROOF will have no liability or responsibility with respect thereto. PROOF reserves the right, but has no obligation, to become involved in any way with disputes between you and any other User or Collector.
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY AS IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS.
This Dispute Resolution by Binding Arbitration section is referred to in these Terms as the “Arbitration Agreement.” You agree that any and all disputes or claims that have arisen or may arise between you and PROOF, whether arising out of or relating to these Terms (including any alleged breach thereof), the Services, PROOF Collective NFTs, NFT IP, Perks, any advertising, or any aspect of the relationship or transactions between us, will be resolved exclusively through final and binding arbitration, rather than a court, in accordance with the terms of this Arbitration Agreement, except that you may assert individual claims in small claims court, if your claims qualify. Further, this Arbitration Agreement does not preclude you from bringing issues to the attention of federal, state, or local agencies, and such agencies can, if the law allows, seek relief against us on your behalf. You agree that, by entering into these Terms, you and PROOF are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action. Your rights will be determined by a neutral arbitrator, not a judge or jury. The Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this Arbitration Agreement.
YOU AND PROOF AGREE THAT EACH OF US MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING. UNLESS BOTH YOU AND PROOF AGREE OTHERWISE, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN MORE THAN ONE PERSON'S OR PARTY'S CLAIMS AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A CONSOLIDATED, REPRESENTATIVE, OR CLASS PROCEEDING. ALSO, THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD RELIEF (INCLUDING MONETARY, INJUNCTIVE, AND DECLARATORY RELIEF) ONLY IN FAVOR OF THE INDIVIDUAL PARTY SEEKING RELIEF AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO PROVIDE RELIEF NECESSITATED BY THAT PARTY'S INDIVIDUAL CLAIM(S), EXCEPT THAT YOU MAY PURSUE A CLAIM FOR AND THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD PUBLIC INJUNCTIVE RELIEF UNDER APPLICABLE LAW TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED FOR THE ENFORCEABILITY OF THIS PROVISION.
PROOF is always interested in resolving disputes amicably and efficiently, and most customer concerns can be resolved quickly and to the customer's satisfaction by emailing PROOF at firstname.lastname@example.org. If such efforts prove unsuccessful, a party who intends to seek arbitration must first send to the other, by certified mail, a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”). The Notice to PROOF should be sent to PROOF - 5331 S Macadam Ave #258-202, Portland, OR 97239 (“Notice Address”). The Notice must (i) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute and (ii) set forth the specific relief sought. If PROOF and you do not resolve the claim within sixty (60) calendar days after the Notice is received, you or PROOF may commence an arbitration proceeding. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by PROOF or you will not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator determines the amount, if any, to which you or PROOF is entitled.
Arbitration will be conducted by a neutral arbitrator in accordance with the American Arbitration Association's (“AAA”) rules and procedures, including the AAA's Consumer Arbitration Rules (collectively, the “AAA Rules”), as modified by this Arbitration Agreement. For information on the AAA, please visit its website, http://www.adr.org. Information about the AAA Rules and fees for consumer disputes can be found at the AAA's consumer arbitration page, https://www.adr.org/consumer. If there is any inconsistency between any term of the AAA Rules and any term of this Arbitration Agreement, the applicable terms of this Arbitration Agreement will control unless the arbitrator determines that the application of the inconsistent Arbitration Agreement terms would not result in a fundamentally fair arbitration. The arbitrator must also follow the provisions of these Terms as a court would. All issues are for the arbitrator to decide, including issues relating to the scope, enforceability, and arbitrability of this Arbitration Agreement. Although arbitration proceedings are usually simpler and more streamlined than trials and other judicial proceedings, the arbitrator can award the same damages and relief on an individual basis that a court can award to an individual under these Terms and applicable law. Decisions by the arbitrator are enforceable in court and may be overturned by a court only for very limited reasons.
Unless PROOF and you agree otherwise, any arbitration hearings will take place in a reasonably convenient location for both parties with due consideration of their ability to travel and other pertinent circumstances. If the parties are unable to agree on a location, the determination will be made by AAA. If your claim is for $10,000 or less, PROOF agrees that you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules. If your claim exceeds $10,000, the right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA Rules. Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator will issue a reasoned written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based.
Payment of all filing, administration, and arbitrator fees (collectively, the “Arbitration Fees”) will be governed by the AAA Rules, unless otherwise provided in this Arbitration Agreement. To the extent any Arbitration Fees are not specifically allocated to either PROOF or you under the AAA Rules, PROOF and you shall split them equally; provided that if you are able to demonstrate to the arbitrator that you are economically unable to pay your portion of such Arbitration Fees or if the arbitrator otherwise determines for any reason that you should not be required to pay your portion of any Arbitration Fees, PROOF will pay your portion of such fees. In addition, if you demonstrate to the arbitrator that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, PROOF will pay as much of the Arbitration Fees as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive. Any payment of attorneys' fees will be governed by the AAA Rules.
All aspects of the arbitration proceeding, and any ruling, decision, or award by the arbitrator, will be strictly confidential for the benefit of all parties.
If a court or the arbitrator decides that any term or provision of this Arbitration Agreement (other than the subsection above titled “Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions and Non-Individualized Relief” above) is invalid or unenforceable, the parties agree to replace such term or provision with a term or provision that is valid and enforceable and that comes closest to expressing the intention of the invalid or unenforceable term or provision, and this Arbitration Agreement will be enforceable as so modified. If a court or the arbitrator decides that any of the provisions of subsection above titled “Prohibition of Class and Representative Actions and Non-Individualized Relief” are invalid or unenforceable, then the entirety of this Arbitration Agreement will be null and void, unless such provisions are deemed to be invalid or unenforceable solely with respect to claims for public injunctive relief. The remainder of these Terms will continue to apply.
Notwithstanding any provision in these Terms to the contrary, PROOF agrees that if it makes any future change to this Arbitration Agreement (other than a change to the Notice Address) while you are a User of the Services, you may reject any such change by sending PROOF written notice within thirty (30) calendar days of the change to the Notice Address provided above. By rejecting any future change, you are agreeing that you will arbitrate any dispute between us in accordance with the language of this Arbitration Agreement as of the date you first accepted these Terms (or accepted any subsequent changes to these Terms).
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, Users of the Services from California may be entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted (a) via email at email@example.com; (b) in writing at: Department of Consumer Affairs, Consumer Information Division, 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento, CA 95834; or (c) by telephone at (800) 952-5210 or (800) 326-2297 (TDD). Sacramento-area consumers may call (916) 445-1254 or (916) 928-1227 (TDD). You may contact us at PROOF, 5331 S Macadam Ave, #258-202, Portland, OR.
If any provision of these Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms remain in full force and effect.
You may not assign the Terms without the prior written consent of PROOF, but PROOF may assign or transfer these Terms, in whole or in part, without restriction.
These Terms will be governed by the laws of the State of Oregon without regard to its conflict of law provisions. With respect to any disputes or claims not subject to arbitration, as set forth above, you and PROOF submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located within Portland, Oregon.
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