1. Acceptance of terms
You hereby represent and warrant that you are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations and warranties set forth in these terms and to abide by and comply with these terms. You must be at least 18 years of age to open an account, participate in contests, or win prizes offered by the Site. In jurisdictions, territories, and locations where the minimum age for permissible use of the Website is greater than 18 years old, you must meet the age requirement in your local jurisdiction or territory. You must be at least 19 years of age at time of contest registration if you are a legal resident of Alabama or Nebraska. Legal residents physically located in any of the 50 states and Washington DC, excluding Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, New York, Nevada, and Washington are eligible to open an account and participate in contests offered by the Website. You are a citizen or resident of Canada. You are not subject to backup withholding tax because: (a) you are exempt from backup withholding, or (b) you have not been notified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that you are subject to backup withholding as a result of a failure to report all interest or dividends, or (c) the IRS has notified you that you are no longer subject to backup withholding.
FanSlam employees may use the Service for the purpose of testing the user experience, but may not withdraw money or prizes. FanSlam consultants or promoters of the Service may play in contests without such limitation, but only if (i) their arrangement with FanSlam does not permit them to have any access to non-public Service data or any other data not made available to all players on the Service and (ii) they do not receive any other advantages in their play on the Service.
3. Conditions of participation
In order to participate in a contest on the Service, you must register for an account. By registering as a user of the Service, you agree to provide accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted (such information being the “Registration Data”) and maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or FanSlam has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is inaccurate, not current or incomplete, FanSlam may deny you access to areas requiring registration, or terminate your account, at its sole discretion.
At the time of registration for online account access, you must provide a valid email address and supply a Username and Password to be used in conjunction with your account. You may not use a Username that promotes a commercial venture or a Username that FanSlam in its sole discretion deems offensive. Many portions of the Service require registration for access (the "Restricted Areas"). You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Username and Password, and are fully responsible for all uses of your Username and Password, whether by you or others. You agree to (a) never to use the same Password for the Service that you use or have ever used outside of the Service; (b) keep your Username and Password confidential and not share them with anyone else; (c) immediately notify FanSlam of any unauthorized use of your Username and Password or account or any other breach of security; and (d) use only your own Username and Password to access the Service’s Restricted Areas. FanSlam cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.
You acknowledge and agree that FanSlam is authorized to act on instructions received through the use of your Username and Password, and that FanSlam may, but is not obligated to, deny access or block any transaction made through use of your Username and Password without prior notice if we believe your Username and Password are being used by someone other than you, or for any other reason.
FanSlam may require you to change your Username or may unilaterally change your Username.As a result of your registration for the Service, you may receive certain commercial communications from FanSlam. You understand and agree that these communications are part of your registration, and that, to the extent required by law, you may opt out of receiving these communications at any time by either using the unsubscribe functionality or sending an email to info [at] FanSlam [dot] com. Following such an opt-out, we may still communicate with you via email to the extent permitted by applicable law.
By entering into a Contest or accepting any prize, entrants, including but not limited to the winner(s), agree to indemnify, release and to hold harmless FanSlam, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and agents, as well as the officers, directors, employees, shareholders and representatives of any of the foregoing entities (collectively, the "Released Parties"), from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever, including but not limited to injuries, damages, or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with participation in the Contest, the receipt, ownership, use or misuse of any prize or while preparing for, participating in and/or travelling to or from any prize related activity, as well as any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.
FanSlam is not responsible for: any incorrect, invalid or inaccurate entry information; human errors; postal delays/postage due mail; technical malfunctions; failures, including public utility or telephone outages; omissions, interruptions, deletions or defects of any telephone system or network, computer online systems, data, computer equipment, servers, providers, or software (including, but not limited to software and operating systems that do not permit an entrant to participate in a Contest), including without limitation any injury or damage to any entrant's or any other person's computer or video equipment relating to or resulting from participation in a Contest; inability to access the Website, or any web pages that are part of or related to the Website; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries and/or images of any kind; data that is processed late or incorrectly or is incomplete or lost due to telephone, postal issues, computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on telephone lines or transmission systems, or the Internet, or any service provider's facilities, or any phone site or website or for any other reason whatsoever; typographical, printing or other errors, or any combination thereof.
FanSlam is not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected or stolen entries.
If for any reason the Service is not running as originally planned (e.g., if the Site becomes corrupted or does not allow the proper usage and processing of entries in accordance with the rules, or if infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes of any kind, in the sole opinion of FanSlam corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Service), FanSlam reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual implicated in or relating to the cause and/or to cancel, terminate, extend, modify or suspend the Service, and select the winner(s) from all eligible entries received. If such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension occurs, notification may be posted on the Site.
The failure of FanSlam to comply with any provision of these Terms due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of FanSlam (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations) or other force majeure event will not be considered a breach of these Terms.
FanSlam is not affiliated with the ATP or WTA or any of the individual players represented on the Site. By entering a contest, you consent to FanSlam’s and its service providers’ and business partners’ use of your name, voice, likeness, and photograph in connection with the development, production, distribution and/or exploitation (including marketing and promotion) of the selected contest and/or other FanSlam contests and FanSlam generally, unless otherwise prohibited by law. Contest winners agree that, from the date of notification of their status as a potential winner, and continuing until such time when notified that they no longer need to do so, they will make themselves available to FanSlam Inc for up to 50 hours (or a higher quantity where specified by the rules of particular contests) of publicity, advertising and promotional activities relating to the contest or other FanSlam products, services or events, without additional compensation. FanSlam, Inc. and its business partners reserve the right to make public statements about the entrants and winner(s), on-air, on the Internet, or otherwise, prior to, during, or following the contest. Entrants agree that FanSlam Inc may announce any winner's name on-air or on any of its websites or any other location at any time in connection with the marketing and promotion of FanSlam or other contests or games operated by FanSlam, Inc. You agree that participation in and (where applicable) the winning of a prize in connection with a contest constitute complete compensation for your obligations under this paragraph, and you agree not to seek to charge a fee or impose other conditions on the fulfillment of these obligations. The rules specific to certain contests may contain additional publicity obligations or may require a written signature on a separate publicity waiver.
4. Game Rules
Game of Skill
FanSlam is a game of skill. Winners are determined by the criteria stated in each contest's rules. For each contest, winners are determined by the individuals who use their skill and knowledge of relevant professional sports information and fantasy sports rules to accumulate the most fantasy points. Fantasy points are accumulated through the performance of the tennis players across multiple sports events. The Site and Contests may not be used for any form of illicit gambling.
Each FanSlam contest has an entry fee listed in US dollars. When you opt to participate in a contest, that amount in US dollars will be debited from your FanSlam account. Then, follow the links and instructions provided for entry. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the person in whose Username the entry was submitted, or if possession of the Username itself is contested and in FanSlam’s opinion sufficiently uncertain, the name in which the email address on file was registered with the email service provider. FanSlam reserves the right not to award a prize to an individual it believes in its sole discretion did not submit the winning entry.
FanSlam offers contests for professional tennis events generally taking place for the duration of the professional tennis tournament (between 1-2 weeks).
After each contest ends, the tentative winners are announced (generally by the following day) but remain subject to final verification. The players in each contest who accumulate the most fantasy points and comply with eligibility requirements and applicable rules will win prizes as set out in the posted contest details. Prizes are added to the winning team's account balance.
In the event of a tie, the following rules apply to competitions with money prizes:
· For a “Winner-take-all” competition, the players tied for first-place will evenly divide the first-place winnings
· For a “Top 3” competition:
o If two players are tied for first-place, they will evenly divide the first-place and second-place winnings
o If three players are tied for first-place, they will evenly divide the first-place, second-place, and third-place winnings.
o If two players are tied for second-place, the second-place winners will evenly divide the second-place and third-place winnings.
· For all other types of contests, prizes will be evenly divided amongst winners unless otherwise stated.
For ties that occur in contests that do not have money prizes, FanSlam will determine an equitable division of the prizes or determine tiebreaker rules. Tiebreakers will generally follow these rules:
· The team which spent the lesser amount of salary in constructing their team will prevail over a team with equal points which spent more salary in constructing their team,
· If two teams have an equal number of points and an equal number of salary, the team which selected the player with the highest individual point total will prevail,
· If two teams have identical rosters, the team who entered the contest first will prevail.
FanSlam offers a number of different types of contests. For each contest, we announce the entry fees and prizes in advance on the contest page. For a summary of entry fees and prizes for currently open contests please login and visit the main lobby.
Contest results and prize calculations are based on the final statistics and scoring results at the completion of the last professional sports game of each individual Contest. Once Contest results are reviewed and graded, prizes are awarded. The scoring results of a Contest will not be changed regardless of any official statistics or scoring adjustments made by the leagues at later times or dates, except in FanSlams' sole discretion.
FanSlam reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to deny any contestant the ability to participate in head-to-head contests for any reason whatsoever. Further, FanSlam may, in its sole and absolute discretion, invalidate any head-to-head contest result for the purposes of preventing abusive and/or any unfair or potentially unlawful activity, or in the event that there is a risk of any such abusive, illegal, or unfair activity.
No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted. All taxes associated with the receipt or use of any prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. In the event that the awarding of any prizes to winners of the Contest is challenged by any legal authority, FanSlam reserves the right in its sole discretion to determine whether or not to award or adjust such prizes. In all disputes arising out of the determination of the winner of FanSlam contests, FanSlam, Inc. is the sole judge and its actions are final and binding.
Winners are generally posted on the Site after the conclusion of each contest within 24 hours of the completion of the contest. Winners may be requested to return via email or regular mail an affidavit of eligibility, a publicity agreement and appropriate tax forms by a specified deadline. Failure to comply with this requirement can result in disqualification. Any prize notification returned as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.
As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms, or any other purpose not reasonably intended by FanSlam. Violation of our rules may result in the removal of your Content from the Service and/or the canceling of your account. You acknowledge and agree that FanSlam may remove any User Content and terminate any FanSlam account at any time for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such User Content).
By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree not to:
· abuse, harass, impersonate, intimidate or threaten other FanSlam users;
· post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any Content that are infringing, libelous, defamatory, abusive, offensive, obscene, pornographic or otherwise violates any law or right of any third party;
· use the Service for any unauthorized purpose, or in violation of any applicable law, including intellectual property laws;
· post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain password, account, or private information from any FanSlam user;
· create or submit unwanted email ("Spam") to any other FanSlam users;
· infringe upon the intellectual property rights of FanSlam, its users, or any third party;
· submit comments linking to affiliate programs, multi-level marketing schemes, sites repurposing existing stories or off-topic content;
· post, email, transmit, upload, or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed or functioning to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
· use any robot, spider, scraper, sniping software or other automated means to access the Service for any purpose (except for RSS feed access) without our express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (1) take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (2) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service or any activities conducted on the Service; or (3) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Service;
· use artificial means, including creating multiple user accounts, to inflate your position and standing with the FanSlam leader boards and community;
· advertise to, or solicit, any user to buy or sell any products or Service, or use any information obtained from the Service in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any user without their prior explicit consent;
· sell or otherwise transfer your profile;
· attempt to influence the play in any sports event that is the subject of a competition on FanSlam in which you are involved or in which you have a direct or indirect interest.
You understand that all Content made available on the Service by a user (“User Content”), including but not limited to profile information and communications with other users, whether privately transmitted or made publicly available, is the sole responsibility of the person from which such User Content originated. This means that you, not FanSlam, are entirely responsible for all User Content that you upload, post, share, email, transmit, or otherwise make available via the Service. Under no circumstances will FanSlam be liable in any way for any User Content.
You acknowledge that FanSlam may or may not pre-screen User Content, but that FanSlam and its designees have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, permanently delete, undelete, modify and/or move any User Content available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, FanSlam and its designees shall have the right to remove any User Content that violates these Terms or is otherwise objectionable in FanSlam's sole discretion. You understand that by using the Service, you may be exposed to User Content that you may consider to be offensive or objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use or disclosure of any User Content. You further acknowledge and agree that you bear the sole risk of reliance on any Content available on or through the Service.
With respect to User Content you submit or otherwise make available on or to the Service, you grant FanSlam an irrevocable, fully sub-licensable, perpetual, world-wide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display such User Content (in whole or in part), and to incorporate such User Content into other works, in any format or medium now known or later developed.
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Service. FanSlam reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users.
7. Disclaimer of Warranties
THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL CONTENT, SOFTWARE, AND FUNCTIONS MADE AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH OR SENT FROM THE WEBSITE, ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE," AND "WITH ALL FAULTS." TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, THE COMPANY AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTIES OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (EXPRESS OR IMPLIED) ABOUT: (A) THE WEBSITE; (B) THE CONTENT AND SOFTWARE ON AND PROVIDED THROUGH THE WEBSITE; (C) THE FUNCTIONS MADE ACCESSIBLE ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE WEBSITE; (D) THE MESSAGES AND INFORMATION SENT FROM THE WEBSITE BY USERS; (E) ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED VIA THE WEBSITE OR HYPERTEXT LINKS TO THIRD PARTIES; AND/OR (F) SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF SENSITIVE INFORMATION THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR ANY LINKED SITE. THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE, ANY OF THE WEBSITES' FUNCTIONS OR ANY CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE WEBSITES OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKES THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR ACTIVITIES OR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS LAWFUL IN ANY PARTICULAR JURISDICTION AND, IN ANY EVENT, THE COMPANY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS SUCH WARRANTIES. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY USING ANY OF THE FEATURES OF THE WEBSITE, YOU ACT AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOUR ACTIVITIES ARE LAWFUL IN EVERY JURISDICTION WHERE YOU ACCESS OR USE THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT. FURTHER, THE COMPANY AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND TITLE.
THE COMPANY, ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND THE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES OF EACH OF THEM, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE USE OF THE WEBSITE INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE CONTENT AND ANY ERRORS CONTAINED THEREIN. SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED OR OTHER WARRANTIES SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT SUCH JURISDICTION'S LAW IS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT.
8. Limitation on liability
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ANY INFORMATION YOU SEND OR RECEIVE DURING YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICE MAY NOT BE SECURE AND MAY BE INTERCEPTED OR LATER ACQUIRED BY UNAUTHORIZED PARTIES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. RECOGNIZING SUCH, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER FANSLAM NOR ITS SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER TANGIBLE OR INTANGIBLE LOSSES OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER THEORY (EVEN IF FANSLAM HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM THE SITE OR SERVICE; THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR SERVICE; UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SITE OR SERVICE; ANY ACTIONS WE TAKE OR FAIL TO TAKE AS A RESULT OF COMMUNICATIONS YOU SEND TO US; ANY INCORRECT, ILLEGIBLE, MISDIRECTED, STOLEN, INVALID OR INACCURATE ENTRY INFORMATION; HUMAN ERRORS; TECHNICAL MALFUNCTIONS; FAILURES, INCLUDING PUBLIC UTILITY OR TELEPHONE OUTAGES; OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, LATENCY, DELETIONS OR DEFECTS OF ANY DEVICE OR NETWORK, PROVIDERS, OR SOFTWARE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THOSE THAT DO NOT PERMIT AN ENTRANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SERVICE); ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE TO COMPUTER EQUIPMENT; INABILITY TO FULLY ACCESS THE SITE OR SERVICE OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE; THEFT, TAMPERING, DESTRUCTION, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, OR ALTERATION OF, ENTRIES, IMAGES OR OTHER CONTENT OF ANY KIND; DATA THAT IS PROCESSED LATE OR INCORRECTLY OR IS INCOMPLETE OR LOST; TYPOGRAPHICAL, PRINTING OR OTHER ERRORS, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF; OR ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE OR SERVICE. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, FANSLAM'S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO FANSLAM FOR GENERAL USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICE DURING THE TERM OF YOUR REGISTRATION FOR THE SITE, NOT INCLUDING ANY ENTRY FEES FOR CONTESTS COMPLETED PRIOR TO THE CIRCUMSTANCES GIVING RISE TO THE CLAIM.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you.
9. Intellectual property rights
All title, ownership and intellectual property rights in and to the Service are owned by FanSlam or its licensors. You acknowledge and agree that the Service contains proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. Except as expressly authorized by FanSlam, you agree not to copy, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, perform, display or create derivative works based on the Service, in whole or in part.
The Service provides, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because FanSlam has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that FanSlam is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that FanSlam shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
11. Termination and effect of termination
The following provisions of the Terms survive any termination of these Terms: CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION (except for Registration and Account Password and Security); GAME RULES (only Bonuses and Promotions); CONDUCT (only User Content); INDEMNITY; WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS; LIMITATION ON LIABILITY; OUR PROPRIETARY RIGHTS; LINKS; TERMINATION; NO THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES; BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER; GENERAL INFORMATION.
12. No third party beneficiaries
You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms, there shall be no third party beneficiaries to the Terms.
13. Arbitration and class action waiver
Initial Dispute Resolution
The parties shall use their best efforts through the Customer Support Service (which can be contacted at email@example.com or by using the form at http://www.fanslam.us/contact.php) process to settle any dispute, claim, question, or disagreement and good faith negotiations which shall be a condition to either party initiating a lawsuit or arbitration.
If the parties do not reach an agreed upon solution within a period of 30 days from the time informal dispute resolution under the Initial Dispute Resolution provision, then either party may initiate binding arbitration as the sole means to resolve claims, subject to the terms set forth below. Specifically, all claims arising out of or relating to these Terms (including their formation, performance and breach), the parties’ relationship with each other and/or your use of the Service shall be finally settled by binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with the provisions of its Commercial Arbitration Rules and the supplementary procedures for consumer related disputes of the American Arbitration Association (the “AAA”), excluding any rules or procedures governing or permitting class actions.
The arbitrator, and not any federal, state or local court or agency, shall have exclusive authority to resolve all disputes arising out of or relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of these Terms, including, but not limited to any claim that all or any part of these Terms are void or voidable, or whether a claim is subject to arbitration. The arbitrator shall be empowered to grant whatever relief would be available in a court under law or in equity. The arbitrator’s award shall be written, and binding on the parties and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction.
The Commercial Arbitration Rules governing the arbitration may be accessed at www.adr.org or by calling the AAA at +1.800.778.7879. To the extent the filing fee for the arbitration exceeds the cost of filing a lawsuit, FanSlam will pay the additional cost. If the arbitrator finds the arbitration to be non-frivolous, FanSlam will pay all of the actual filing and arbitrator fees for the arbitration, provided your claim does not exceed $75,000. The arbitration rules also permit you to recover attorney’s fees in certain cases. The parties understand that, absent this mandatory provision, they would have the right to sue in court and have a jury trial. They further understand that, in some instances, the costs of arbitration could exceed the costs of litigation and the right to discovery may be more limited in arbitration than in court.
If you are a resident of the United States, arbitration will take place at any reasonable location within the United States convenient for you. For residents in Canada, arbitration shall be initiated in the County of New York, State of New York, United States of America, and you and FanSlam agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of any federal or state court in New York County, New York, in order to compel arbitration, to stay proceedings pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator.
Class Action Waiver
The parties further agree that any arbitration shall be conducted in their individual capacities only and not as a class action or other representative action, and the parties expressly waive their right to file a class action or seek relief on a class basis. YOU AND FANSLAM AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. If any court or arbitrator determines that the class action waiver set forth in this paragraph is void or unenforceable for any reason or that an arbitration can proceed on a class basis, then the arbitration provision set forth above shall be deemed null and void in its entirety and the parties shall be deemed to have not agreed to arbitrate disputes.
Exception - Litigation of Intellectual Property and Small Claims Court Claims
Notwithstanding the parties' decision to resolve all disputes through arbitration, either party may bring an action in state or federal court to protect its intellectual property rights (“intellectual property rights” means patents, copyrights, moral rights, trademarks, and trade secrets, but not privacy or publicity rights). Either party may also seek relief in a small claims court for disputes or claims within the scope of that court’s jurisdiction.
30-Day Right to Opt Out
You have the right to opt-out and not be bound by the arbitration and class action waiver provisions set. The notice must be sent to FanSlam headquarters within 30 days of your first use of the Service, otherwise you shall be bound to arbitrate disputes in accordance with the terms of those paragraphs. If you opt-out of these arbitration provisions, FanSlam also will not be bound by them.
For any dispute not subject to arbitration you and FanSlam agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of and venue in the federal and state courts located in New York, NY, USA. You further agree to accept service of process by mail, and hereby waive any and all jurisdictional and venue defenses otherwise available.
The Terms and the relationship between you and FanSlam shall be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware without regard to conflict of law provisions.
14. APPLICATION LICENSE
Subject to your compliance with these Terms, FanSlam grants you a limited non-exclusive, non-transferable license to download and install a copy of the app on a single device that you exclusively control and to run such copy of the app solely for your own personal use. FanSlam reserves all rights in and to the app not expressly granted to you under these Terms.
If you have downloaded our app, you agree to promptly download and install any new version that we make available through the iTunes App Store or Google Play store, as applicable. Some new versions may contain updated Terms. Some new versions may contain security fixes and service improvements, whether or not we disclose that they do; accordingly, failure to promptly update your version of the App may in some cases expose you to increased security risks or Service malfunctions.
15. GENERAL INFORMATION
These Terms (and any additional terms, rules and conditions of participation in particular contests that FanSlam may post on the Service) constitute the entire agreement between you and FanSlam with respect to the Service and supersedes any prior agreements, oral or written, between you and FanSlam. In the event of a conflict between these Terms and the additional terms, rules and conditions of participation in particular contests, the latter will prevail over the Terms to the extent of the conflict. If any provision of the Terms is found by an arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the arbitrator or court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect.
FANSLAM AND OTHER TRADEMARKS CONTAINED ON THE WEBSITE ARE TRADEMARKS OR REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF FANSLAM IN THE UNITED STATES AND/OR OTHER COUNTRIES. THIRD PARTY TRADEMARKS, TRADE NAMES, PRODUCT NAMES AND LOGOS MAY BE THE TRADEMARKS OR REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS. YOU MAY NOT REMOVE OR ALTER ANY TRADEMARK, TRADE NAMES, PRODUCT NAMES, LOGO, COPYRIGHT OR OTHER PROPRIETARY NOTICES, LEGENDS, SYMBOLS OR LABELS ON THE WEBSITE.
Statute of Limitations
You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to the use of the Service or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
The section titles in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
Users with questions, complaints or claims with respect to the Service may contact us using the relevant contact information set forth above.