These Terms and Conditions (the "Terms") constitute a legally binding contract between you, the user, and marriage.com. Please take the time to read these Terms carefully as they explain the legal relationship between you and Marriage.com and will govern your use of the Site and the Services made available through it.
Marriage.com provides content for users and members to create content such as articles, blog posts, quizzes, polls, surveys, quotes, videos, Q&A, forum threads, and other services (the “Services”). This may include the ability for such businesses to market and broadcast themselves, via the Marriage.com website and domain name offered from time to time (collectively, the “Website”) and/or the Marriage.com mobile application (the “Application” and together with the Website, the “Marriage.com Service”).
Your use of the Marriage.com Service is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms of Service (the “Terms of Service”).
PLEASE READ THE TERMS OF SERVICE CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING ANY PART OF THE MARRIAGE.COM SERVICE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND TO ALL THE TERMS OF THE TERMS OF SERVICE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, EXIT THIS PAGE AND DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE MARRIAGE.COM SERVICE. USE OF THE MARRIAGE.COM SERVICE IS EXPRESSLY CONDITIONED UPON YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS OF SERVICE.
The Marriage.com Service is directed to those at least eighteen (18) years of age. Use of the Marriage.com Service by anyone under the age of eighteen (18) without permission of a parent or guardian is a violation of the Terms of Service. You may not use the Marriage.com Service if you are a competitor of the Marriage.com Service, or if we have previously banned you from use of the Marriage.com Service or closed your account.
1. Updates to Terms of Service; Integration
We may translate these Terms of Service into other languages for your convenience. Nevertheless, the English version governs your relationship with Marriage.com, and any inconsistencies among the different versions will be resolved in favor of the English version.
3. Service Availability
The Marriage.com Service may be modified, updated, interrupted, suspended or discontinued at any time without notice or liability.
5. Intellectual Property
You acknowledge that all materials on the Marriage.com Service, including the Website design, Application design, videos, infographics, quizzes, quotes, graphics, text, sounds, pictures, and other files and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, “Materials”), are the property of Marriage.com and/or its licensors, and are subject to and protected by United States and international copyright and other intellectual property laws and rights. All rights to Materials not expressly granted in these Terms of Service are reserved to their respective copyright owners. Marriage.com authorizes you to view, download and/or print the Materials only for personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Materials. Except as expressly authorized by the Terms of Service, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, republish, download, perform, display, post, transmit, scrape, copy, exploit, create derivative works or otherwise use any of the Materials in any form or by any means, without the prior written authorization of Marriage.com or the respective copyright owner. In an absence of a written agreement, you may not modify or adapt the Materials in any way or otherwise use them for any public or commercial purposes. The trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade dress and logos (collectively, “Marks”) contained or described at the Marriage.com Service are the sole property of Marriage.com and/or its licensors and may not be copied, altered or otherwise used, in whole or in part, without the prior written authorization of Marriage.com and/or its licensors. Marriage.com reserves the right to enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.
For the avoidance of doubt, your use of the Marriage.com Service is solely and exclusively under the limited license granted herein and you will not obtain any ownership interest therein through the Terms of Service or otherwise. All trademarks, service marks, trade names, domain names, slogans, logos, and other indicia of origin that appear on or in connection with any aspect of the Marriage.com Service are either the property of Marriage.com, its affiliates or licensors. Marriage.com retains the right to rescind and terminate the limited license granted hereunder at any point, for any reason. All rights not expressly granted herein by Marriage.com to you are fully reserved by Marriage.com, its advertisers and licensors.
Some of the company and product names, logos, brands, and other trademarks featured or referred to within the Marriage.com Service may not be owned by us, and are the property of their respective trademark holders. These trademark holders are not affiliated with, nor do they sponsor or endorse the Marriage.com Service.
6. Third Party Sites
Links provided via the Marriage.com Service to third party websites and services are provided only as a convenience. If you use these links, you may leave the Marriage.com Service. Marriage.com does not control nor endorse any such third party websites. You agree that the Marriage.com Parties, as defined below, will not be responsible or liable for any content, goods or services provided by such third party websites or for your use or inability to use such third party websites. You will use such links at your own risk. Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Marriage.com Service, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals. You are advised that other websites on the Internet, including third party websites linked from the Marriage.com Service, might contain material or information: that some people may find offensive or inappropriate; that is inaccurate, untrue, misleading or deceptive; or that is defamatory, libelous, infringing of others’ rights or otherwise unlawful. Marriage.com expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content, legality, decency or accuracy of any information, and for any products and services, that appear on any third party website.
7. Use of the Marriage.com Service
You may be required to establish an account in order to use the Marriage.com Service and/or take advantage of certain features. If so, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Marriage.com Service; (b) as permitted, maintain and promptly update such information. If you provide any information that is false, inaccurate or outdated, or Marriage.com has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is false, inaccurate or outdated, Marriage.com has the right to suspend or terminate your account and prohibit any and all current or future use of the Marriage.com Service by you; and (c) that your account is for your personal, non-commercial use only. By creating an account, you agree to receive certain communications in connection with the Marriage.com Service.
You understand that request or use of the Services may result in charges to you (“Charges”). Charges include service costs and other applicable fees, surcharges, and taxes as set forth in your market. Marriage.com has the authority and reserves the right to determine and modify pricing by posting applicable pricing terms to Marriage.com. You are responsible for all Charges incurred under your User account regardless of your awareness of such Charges or the amounts thereof.
- A. Facilitation of Charges
All Charges are facilitated through a third-party payment processing service (e.g., Stripe, Inc., or Braintree, a division of PayPal, Inc.). Marriage.com may replace its third-party payment processing services without notice to you. Charges shall only be made through the Marriage.com Platform.
- B. No Refunds
All Charges are non-refundable. This no-refund policy shall apply at all times regardless of your decision to terminate usage of the Marriage.com Platform, any disruption to the Marriage.com Platform or Services, or any other reason whatsoever.
All content found on the Marriage.com Website, including: text, images, audio, or other formats were created for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a physical or mental health condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Website. You may be offered access to a therapist through Marriage.com. Services provided by such therapists will be subject to a separate Agreement between yourself and the therapist. Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Marriage.com Service, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals. Under no circumstances shall Marriage.com or any of its owners, officers, agents, employees, or affiliates be in any way liable under any circumstances for any claim resulting from your engagement of a therapist.
- A. Find a Therapist
Marriage.com provides a directory of therapists called “Find a Therapist.” Inclusion in “Find a Therapist” (the “Directory”) cannot serve as a guaranteed indication that a particular therapist, physician, lawyer, or other expert is currently or properly licensed or has met educational requirements. Marriage.com cannot and does not warrant that the mental health care providers, medical providers, legal providers or any other type of providers listed in the Directory are currently or properly licensed. Under no circumstances should Marriage.com be used to verify the credentials of mental health care providers, medical providers, or any other type of providers. Please contact your State Professional Licensing Board to verify the licensure of an individual mental health provider or the correct state or federal agency to verify the licensure or certification of any physician. Furthermore, Marriage.com does not examine, determine, or warrant the competence of any mental health care provider, medical provider, or any other type of provider listed in the Directory.
- Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Marriage.com Service, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals.
- B. Verified Experts
Marriage.com publishes articles, videos, quotes, quizzes, and other resources from therapists and other professionals including doctors, coaches, authors, thought leaders, etc. (“Contributors”). In some cases, Marriage.com will provide the designation of “Verified Expert” (“Verification”) to certain Contributors. This Verification cannot serve as a guaranteed indication that a particular therapist, physician, lawyer, or other expert is currently or properly licensed or has met educational requirements. Marriage.com cannot and does not warrant that the mental health care providers, medical providers, legal providers or any other type of providers listed as “Verified Experts” are currently or properly licensed. Under no circumstances should Marriage.com be used to verify the credentials of mental health care providers, medical providers, or any other type of providers. Please contact your State Professional Licensing Board to verify the licensure of an individual mental health provider or the correct state or federal agency to verify the licensure or certification of any physician. Furthermore, Marriage.com does not examine, determine, or warrant the competence of any mental health care provider, medical provider, or any other type of provider listed in this Directory.
- Marriage.com makes available a “Verified Expert” image (the “Seal”) to certain Contributors for use on their personal and/or professional website. Once this Seal has been placed on a Contributor’s website or other online location, Marriage.com does not maintain the Seal and cannot and does not guarantee the therapist or other practitioner/service provider is currently or properly licensed or credentialed, nor guarantee that therapist or other practitioner/service provide is even a current Marriage.com Contributor. Marriage.com has no control of Seals that Contributors or former Contributors have placed on their own websites or other locations online. Thus, Marriage.com is unable to verify any Seal published elsewhere by Contributors or former Contributors. Marriage.com is also unable to forcibly remove any invalid Seals from a Contributor’s website or any other location online and outside of Marriage.com..
9. Medical Advice
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor, go to the emergency department, or call 911 immediately. Marriage.com does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, therapists, physicians, products, procedures, The Site may contain health or medical-related materials or discussions regarding opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on Marriage.com. Reliance on any information provided by Marriage.com or any of its employees, contracted writers, or medical professionals presenting content for publication is solely at your own risk.
10. Explicit Material
The Site may contain sexually explicit matters. If you find these materials offensive, you may not want to use our Site. The Site and its Content are provided on an "as is" basis.
11. Account Usage
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account. Your account is meant to be private and you shall not share accounts for any reason. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. You agree to be responsible for all charges resulting from the use of your account via the Marriage.com Service, including charges resulting from unauthorized use of your account.
You may not impersonate someone else (e.g., adopt the identity of a celebrity or an acquaintance), create or use an account for anyone other than yourself, provide an email address other than your own, or create multiple accounts. If you use a pseudonym, take care to note that others may still be able to identify you if, for example, you include identifying information in your posts, use the same account information on other sites, or allow other sites to share information about you with the Marriage.com Service.
You agree to use the Marriage.com Service only for lawful purposes and that you are responsible for your use of and communications and content you may post via the Marriage.com Service. You agree not to post or transmit any unlawful, infringing, threatening, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, indecent, offensive, hateful or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including any material that encourages criminal conduct or conduct that would give rise to civil liability, infringes upon others’ intellectual property rights, impersonates any individual or entity, or otherwise violates any applicable law. You agree not to solicit personal information from minors. You agree not to use the Marriage.com Service in any manner that interferes with its normal operation or with any other user’s use of the Marriage.com Service.
You may not do any of the following while accessing or using the Marriage.com Service: (i) access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Marriage.com Service, our computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of our providers; (ii) probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures; (iii) access or search or attempt to access or search the Marriage.com Service by any means other than through our currently available, published interfaces that are provided by us, unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with us; (iv) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting, or in any way use the Marriage.com Service to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information; or (v) interfere with, or disrupt, the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing the Marriage.com Service, or otherwise creating an undue burden on the Marriage.com Service.
You may not use manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to “crawl,” “scrape,” or “spider” any page of the Marriage.com Service. You will not decompile, reverse engineer, or otherwise attempt to obtain the source code of any part of the Marriage.com Service.
You further agree that you will not access the Marriage.com Service by any means except through the interface provided by Marriage.com for access to the Marriage.com Service. Running or displaying the Marriage.com Service, or any information or material displayed via the Marriage.com Service in frames or through similar means on another website or application without the prior authorization of Marriage.com is prohibited. Any permitted links to the Marriage.com Service must comply with all applicable laws, rule and regulations.
Marriage.com makes no representation that Materials contained, described or offered via the Marriage.com Service are accurate, appropriate or available for use in jurisdictions outside the United States, or that these Terms of Service comply with the laws of any other country. Visitors who use the Marriage.com Service and reside outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are solely responsible for compliance with all applicable law. You agree that you will not access the Marriage.com Service from any territory where its contents are illegal, and that you, and not the Marriage.com Parties, are responsible for compliance with applicable law.
Your use of the Marriage.com Service is at your own risk, including the risk that you might be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, objectionable, or otherwise inappropriate.
12. Suggestions and Improvements
By sending us any ideas, suggestions, documents or proposals (“Feedback”), you agree that (i) your Feedback does not contain the confidential or proprietary information of third parties, (ii) we are under no obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the Feedback, (iii) we may have something similar to the Feedback already under consideration or in development, and (iv) you grant us an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide license to use, modify, prepare derivative works, publish, distribute and sublicense the Feedback, and you irrevocably waive, and cause to be waived, against Marriage.com and its users any claims and assertions of any moral rights contained in such Feedback.
13. User Content
When using Marriage.com you may submit comments on articles, blog posts and other Content as well as participate in Forum discussions. All User Content is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such content. You acknowledge that all Content transmitted or accessed by you using the Marriage.com Service, is at your own risk and you will be solely responsible and liable for any damage or loss to you or any other party resulting therefrom. You remain solely responsible for all Content that you transmit in connection with the Marriage.com Service, and you warrant that you possess all rights necessary to provide such Content and that you do not violate any third party’s rights in providing such Content. We reserve the right to remove, and to allow certain users to remove, any objectionable Content in our sole discretion. You understand that by providing Content publicly in connection with the Marriage.com Service, you hereby grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable and transferable right to fully use such Content (including all related intellectual property rights) in connection with our business. For purposes of these Terms of Service, the term “Content” includes, without limitation, any comments on blog posts or articles, forum posts, information, data, photographs, software, scripts, graphics, and interactive features generated, provided, or otherwise made accessible through the Marriage.com Service. Marriage.com and its licensees may publicly display advertisements and other information adjacent to or included with your Content. You are not entitled to any compensation for such advertisements. The manner, mode and extent of such advertising are subject to change without specific notice to you.
14. Contributed Content
If you submit Content to Marriage.com, including articles, blog posts, videos, etc. you grant us an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide license to use, modify, prepare derivative works, publish, distribute and sublicense the Content.
We reserve the right to remove, and to allow certain users to remove, any objectionable Content in our sole discretion. You understand that by providing Content publicly in connection with the Marriage.com Service, you hereby grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable and transferable right to fully use such Content (including all related intellectual property rights) in connection with our business. For purposes of these Terms of Service, the term “Content” includes, without limitation, any articles, blog posts, information, text, reviews, videos, audio clips, comments, information, data, articles, blog posts, photographs, software, scripts, graphics, and interactive features generated, provided, or otherwise made accessible through the Marriage.com Service. Marriage.com and its licensees may publicly display advertisements and other information adjacent to or included with your Content. You are not entitled to any compensation for such advertisements. The manner, mode and extent of such advertising are subject to change without specific notice to you.
You may terminate your use of the Marriage.com Service at any time. You agree that Marriage.com may terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Marriage.com Service, with or without notice, in our reasonable discretion. Marriage.com reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Marriage.com Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. Following the termination or cancellation of your subscription to the Marriage.com Service and/or your account, we reserve the right to delete all your data in the normal course of operation.
You expressly represent, warrant, and/or acknowledge that:
- A. Marriage.com does not warrant or guarantee the suitability or availability of any Material or Content, including without limitation any local enrichment class, data, products or services, found through the Marriage.com Service.
- B. Marriage.com does not screen the authenticity or quality of any Material or Content or any provider of Material or Content, including without limitation any local enrichment class, data, products or services found through the Marriage.com Service.
- C. Marriage.com makes no representations or promises regarding any Material or Content, and that many of the Material or Content provided via the Marriage.com Service may be owned or licensed by third parties.
- D. Marriage.com is not a party to any transaction between you and any provider of products or services via the Marriage.com Service. Any dispute shall be resolved between yourself and the provider of such products or services.
- E. Any information, including any data, Materials, or Content on the Marriage.com Service, including on any Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page, are for informational purposes only.
- F. You assume all risk when using the Marriage.com Service, including all of the risks associated with any online or offline interactions with other users, providers of products and services, and from additional fees or charges from your mobile carrier.
- G. You are of legal age to form a binding contract and are at least 18 years or age or you have the authority of such legal entity to form a binding contract; all registration information you submit is accurate and truthful; you will maintain the accuracy of such information; and you are legally permitted to use and access the Marriage.com Service and take full responsibility for the selection and use of and access to the Marriage.com Service.
17. Warranties, Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
YOUR USE OF THE MARRIAGE.COM SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE MARRIAGE.COM SERVICE AND THE ASSOCIATED MATERIALS AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, MARRIAGE.COM, ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARY AND OTHER AFFILIATED COMPANIES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES (COLLECTIVELY, THE “MARRIAGE.COM PARTIES”), EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, THE MARRIAGE.COM PARTIES MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT: (I) THE MARRIAGE.COM SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (II) THE MARRIAGE.COM SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE; (III) INFORMATION THAT MAY BE OBTAINED VIA THE MARRIAGE.COM SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; (IV) THE QUALITY OF ANY AND ALL PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL, INCLUDING ALL MERCHANDISE, GOODS AND SERVICES, OBTAINED OR PURCHASED BY YOU DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY THROUGH THE MARRIAGE.COM SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS OR NEEDS; AND (V) ANY ERRORS IN THE MARRIAGE.COM SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED.
THE MARRIAGE.COM PARTIES SHALL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF, IN CONNECTION WITH OR RELATING TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE MARRIAGE.COM SERVICE, INCLUDING ANY LIABILITY: (I) AS A PUBLISHER OF INFORMATION; (II) FOR ANY INCORRECT OR INACCURATE INFORMATION OR ANY ‘BUG’ OF THE MARRIAGE.COM SERVICE; (III) FOR ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR DISCLOSURE OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (IV) FOR STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON OR VIA THE MARRIAGE.COM SERVICE; (V) FOR ANY DISPUTES BETWEEN USERS OF THE MARRIAGE.COM SERVICE OR BETWEEN A USER OF THE MARRIAGE.COM SERVICE AND A THIRD PARTY; OR (VI) FOR ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE MARRIAGE.COM SERVICE OR ANY THIRD PARTY. THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THAT APPLIES TO ALL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF AN INDIVIDUAL ADVISES THE MARRIAGE.COM PARTIES OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH HEREIN ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN MARRIAGE.COM AND YOU. THE PRODUCTS, INFORMATION AND SERVICES OFFERED ON AND THROUGH THE MARRIAGE.COM SERVICE WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED TO YOU WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, THE SOLE AND ENTIRE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF THE MARRIAGE.COM PARTIES FOR ANY REASON, AND YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY CAUSE OR CLAIM WHATSOEVER, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE CHARGES PAID BY YOU DIRECTLY TO MARRIAGE.COM VIA THE MARRIAGE.COM SERVICE FOR SERVICES PROVIDED SOLELY AND DIRECTLY BY MARRIAGE.COM TO YOU IN THE SIX MONTHS PRIOR TO SUCH CAUSE OR CLAIM.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Marriage.com Parties against all claims, demands, causes of action, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including any reasonable attorneys’ fees), resulting or arising from or relating to your use of the Marriage.com Service, any activity related to your account by you or any other person permitted by you, any Content that you submit to, post on or transmit through the Marriage.com Service, your breach of these Terms of Service, your infringement or violation of any rights of another, or termination of your access to the Marriage.com Service. We reserve the right to assume, at our sole expense, the exclusive defense and control of any such claim or action and all negotiations for settlement or compromise, and you agree to fully cooperate with us in the defense of any such claim, action, settlement or compromise negotiations, as requested by us.
19. Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
Your use of the Marriage.com Service is governed by and will be enforced under the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within Los Angeles County, California. You agree that printed copies of any and all agreements and/or notices in electronic form are admissible in any legal or regulatory proceedings. Any controversy, claim, suit, injury or damage arising from or in any way related to the Marriage.com Service or these Terms of Service shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association then in effect and before a single arbitrator chosen by Marriage.com. Any such controversy, claim, suit, injury or damage shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any controversy, claim, suit, injury or damage of any other party. Marriage.com may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in Los Angeles County, CA, necessary to protect its rights pending the completion of arbitration. Each party shall assume its own costs of arbitration. IN ANY CLAIM, ACTION OR PROCEEDING TO ENFORCE ANY RIGHT OR OBLIGATION OF THE PARTIES UNDER THE TERMS OF SERVICE INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE MARRIAGE.COM SERVICE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THIS WAIVER IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF THESE TERMS AND HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHT YOU MAY NOW HAVE OR HEREAFTER POSSESS TO A TRIAL BY JURY.
20. Procedure for Notifying the Company of Copyright Infringement
Those who believe that their copyrighted work has been infringed or are aware of other infringing material, should contact our Copyright Agent at the address listed below and provide us with the following information (the “Notice”):
- A. An electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyrighted work that has allegedly been infringed.
- B. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.
- C. Information describing where the allegedly infringing material is located on the Marriage.com Service.
- D. Your address, telephone number, and email address.
- E. A written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
- F. A statement by you that the above information in your notification is accurate and that, under penalty of perjury, you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
- G. The foregoing information may be mailed to our Copyright Agent at the following address:
PO Box 373
Pine Valley, CA 91962
Upon receipt of the Notice, Marriage.com will take such action as we, in our sole discretion, deem appropriate, including removal of the challenged use from the Marriage.com Website or cancellation or the registration for repeat offenders.
21. U.S. Export Controls
The Marriage.com Service may be subject to United States export controls. No part of the Marriage.com Service may be exported or re-exported into any country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods or to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders. By using the Marriage.com Service, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.
These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between Marriage.com and each user of the Marriage.com Service with respect to the subject matter of these Terms of Service.
If any provision of these Terms of Service shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions will not be affected.
The failure of the Marriage.com Parties to insist upon strict adherence to any term of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such term and shall not be considered a waiver or limit that party’s right thereafter to insist upon strict adherence to that term or any other term contained in these Terms of Service. You may not assign your obligations or rights hereunder to another entity or individual. We may transfer, assign or delegate these Terms of Service and its rights and obligations without your consent.
We shall have no liability to you hereunder if we are prevented from or delayed in performing our obligations, or from carrying on our business, by acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving the workforce of us or any other party), failure of a utility service or transport or telecommunications network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood or storm.
No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of these Terms of Service and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind us in any respect whatsoever.
No action arising out of these Terms of Service or your use of the Marriage.com Service, regardless of form or the basis of the claim, may be brought by you more than one (1) year after the cause of action has arisen (or if multiple causes, from the date the first such cause arose).
23. Customer Service
If you have any comments or questions regarding these Terms of Service, or wish to report any violation of these Terms of Service, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.