Welcome to The Common Thread Project’s website. Please read this Website User Agreement (this “Agreement”) carefully before using the Services (as defined below) of the www.tctproject.com website and other Company-owned or controlled websites (collectively, the “Sites”). THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH THE LEGALLY BINDING TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITES AND THE RELATED SERVICES, CONTENT OFFERED OR ANY PURCHASES YOU MAKE VIA THE SITES (collectively, “Services”).
By accessing or using the Services, (1) you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by this Agreement, and (2) you represent and warrant that you are of legal age and not prohibited by law from accessing or using the Services. THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS, AMONG OTHER THINGS, AN ARBITRATION PROVISION CONTAINING A CLASS ACTION WAIVER.
Company may update or revise this Agreement. You agree to review this Agreement periodically. Except as otherwise expressly stated by Company, any use of the Services is subject to the version of this Agreement in effect at the time of use. Please note that Company’s return policy, and the terms and conditions related to the availability of products and authorized payment methods are not the subject of this Agreement but are instead set forth separately on Company’s website.
GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Unless otherwise noted, the products and Services on the Sites are intended for personal, non–commercial purposes only. You agree to use the Sites only for lawful, noncommercial purposes and in compliance with all international, federal, state and local laws.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
The Sites, and all of its contents, including without limitation, text, photographs, images, illustrations, graphics, video material, audio material, , software, logos, titles, characters, names, graphics and button icons, (collectively “Proprietary Material”), are or may be protected by copyright, trademark and other laws of the United States, as well as international conventions and the laws of other countries. The Proprietary Material is owned or controlled by Company or by other parties that have provided rights thereto to Company.
You may not, and agree that you will not, use, publish, reproduce, display, distribute, or modify the Proprietary Material or any portion thereof, for any purpose or by any means, method, or process. Modification of the materials appearing on the Sites or use of such materials for any other purpose is a violation of our copyright and other proprietary rights.
CLAIMS REGARDING COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to Company’s designated agent. ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO THIS PROVISION WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE.
Our designated agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon receipt of notices complying or substantially complying with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), we will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any material claimed to be infringing or claimed to be the subject of infringing activity, and will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any reference or link to material or activity that is claimed to be infringing. We will take reasonable steps to promptly notify the user that we have removed or disabled access to such material.
The Sites may contain links to third party sites, such as those for our advertisers and sponsors, that are not owned or operated by Company. We do not control, recommend or endorse and are not responsible for these sites or their content, products, services or privacy policies or practices. In no event shall we be liable, directly or indirectly, to you or any other person or entity for any loss or damage arising from or occasioned by the creation or use of the third party sites or the information or material accessed through these third party sites.
VISITORS TO THE SITES AGREE THAT THEIR USE OF, AND RELIANCE ON ANY ADVICE OR INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH, THE SITES IS AT THEIR OWN SOLE RISK. THE SITES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” COMPANY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION: (i) ANY WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT OF THE SITES; AND (ii) ANY WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE: (1) THAT ANY PORTION OF THE SITES WILL BE FREE OF INFECTION BY VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, OR ANYTHING ELSE MANIFESTING CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES; OR (2) THAT ACCESS TO THE SITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
COMPANY IS NOT LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE AVAILABILITY, USE, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITES OR ANY CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS ON, ACCESSED THROUGH OR DOWNLOADED FROM THE SITES. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE CLAIMS OR FOR DISPUTES AGAINST US OR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES IS TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE SITES. NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE DEEMED TO EXCLUDE OR LIMIT YOUR LIABILITY IN RESPECT OF ANY INDEMNITY GIVEN BY YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT.
If any of the provisions, or portions thereof, of this Agreement is found to be invalid under any applicable statute or rule of law, the remainder of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect and such provision or portion thereof shall be deemed omitted.
Any and all controversies, disputes, demands, counts, claims, or causes of action (including the interpretation and scope of this clause, and the arbitrability of the controversy, dispute, demand, count, claim, or cause of action) between you and Company or its successors or assigns shall exclusively be settled through binding and confidential arbitration.
Arbitration shall be subject to the Federal Arbitration Act and not any state arbitration law. Unless otherwise agreed upon by the parties in writing, the arbitration will be conducted before one arbitrator and will be governed by the American Arbitration Association’s (“AAA”) Commercial Arbitration Rules and, if the arbitrator deems them applicable, the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (collectively, the “Rules and Procedures”).
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you and Company must abide by the following rules: (1) ANY CLAIMS BROUGHT BY YOU OR COMPANY MUST BE BROUGHT IN THE PARTY’S INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING; (2) THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S CLAIMS, MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS PROCEEDING, AND MAY NOT AWARD CLASS-WIDE RELIEF; (3) the arbitration shall be confidential, and neither you nor we may disclose the existence, content or results of any arbitration, except as may be required by law or for purposes of enforcement of the arbitration award; (4) the arbitrator may award any individual relief or individual remedies that are permitted by applicable law; and (5) each side pays its own attorneys’ fees and expenses unless there is a statutory provision that requires the prevailing party to be paid its fees and litigation expenses, and, in such instance, the fees and costs awarded shall be determined by the applicable law.
We control and operate the Sites from our offices in the State of New York, United States of America. We do not represent that materials on the Sites are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access the Sites from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
This Agreement is the entire agreement between you and Company with respect to the Sites, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and Company with respect to those matters. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment relationship is created as a result of this Agreement, and neither party has any authority of any kind to bind the other in any respect.