Terms of Service
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE AND THE SERVICE
This web site (“Site”) is owned and operated by ASSIGNACTIONS, which operates assignactions.com (collectively, “Provider”) and the services (“Services”) provided to you are subject to the following notices, terms, and conditions. You and provider may collectively be referred to as the “Parties.” Unless otherwise agreed in writing with Provider, your agreement with Provider will always include, at a minimum, the terms and conditions set out in this document. These terms form a legally binding agreement between you and Provider in relation to your use of Provider’s Services. It is important that you take the time to read them carefully. Collectively, this legal agreement is referred to below as the “Terms.” Provider may, from time to time, modify, amend, or supplement these Terms, and post those changes on the Terms of Service page. Such modifications, amendments or supplements shall automatically be effective seven (7) days after Provider has posted the modifications. If you do not agree to be bound by (or cannot comply with) these Terms as modified, you agree that your sole remedy is to cease using the Services by cancelling your account.
Both you and Provider agree, with the limited exceptions noted below and as further provided below, to resolve all disputes between you and the Company through BINDING ARBITRATION. ARBITRATION MEANS THAT YOU AND PROVIDER ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL AND TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION.
BILLING AND PAYMENTS
Provider offers multiple types of service plans, all of which are detailed at http://assignactions.com/pricing. Your monthly service fee will be calculated based on the service plan that you select during or immediately after Provider’s 30-day free trial period. In addition to this monthly service fee, you will be responsible for other transactional costs such as the purchase of postage and package insurance. Monthly service fees will be calculated and billed on the 1st day after completing the 30-day free trial period. The monthly billing cycle for your service fee begins on the first day that you activate your account, following the 30-day trial. For example, if your trial ends on March 8, the first monthly billing cycle will begin on or after March 9, depending on when you activate your account, and the second billing cycle will begin each month thereafter from your original date of activation. Provider bills at the beginning of the applicable billing cycle. Provider may maintain the availability of the service for a period after an activated account has been cancelled.
METHOD OF PAYMENT
You acknowledge that (i) content on the Site is protected by copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual and proprietary rights (“Rights”); (ii) these Rights are valid and protected in all media and technologies existing now or later developed; and (iii) except as explicitly provided otherwise, the Terms and applicable copyright, trademark and other laws govern your use of such content. The content and software on this site may be used as a selling management resource. Any other use, including but not limited to the reproduction, modification, distribution, transmission, republication, display, or performance, of the content on this Site is strictly prohibited.
Provider, ASSIGNACTIONS, and associated brand names and domain names are trademarks of Provider in the United States and/or other countries. Provider trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner can be interpreted as business disparagement. All marks not owned by Provider are the property of their respective owners. You may not use, and nothing contained on the Site or in these Terms grants, by implication, waiver, estoppel or otherwise, any right to use, any trademark displayed on the Site without the written permission of Provider or the respective owner of such trademark, service mark or logo.
USE OF SITE
This Site or any portion of this Site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose that is not expressly permitted by Provider. Provider reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, and/or cancel orders in its discretion, including, without limitation, if Provider believes that customer conduct violates applicable law or is harmful to the interests of Provider. Any use of content or descriptions; any derivative use of this Site or its contents; and any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools are strictly prohibited. In no event shall the user frame any portion of the Site or any content contained therein. By using this Site, you agree that you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including export and re-export control laws and regulations.
Provider respects the intellectual property of others. Copyright infringement will not be tolerated. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow our “Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement” below.
SOFTWARE AVAILABLE ON THE SITE
Software that is made available from the Site (“Software”) is the copyrighted work of Provider and/or its suppliers. Your use of the Software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement, if any, which accompanies or is included as part of access to the Software (“EULA”). You may not use any Software that is accompanied by or includes a EULA unless you first agree to the EULA terms. For any Software not accompanied by a EULA, Provider hereby grants to you, the user, a personal, non-transferable license to access the Software for viewing and otherwise using the Site in accordance with these Terms, and for no other purpose, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the Software. All Software is owned by Provider and/or its suppliers and is protected by copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Any reproduction or redistribution of the Software is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, COPYING OR REPRODUCTION OF THE SOFTWARE TO ANY SERVER OR OTHER LOCATION FOR REPRODUCTION OR REDISTRIBUTION IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED. THE SOFTWARE IS WARRANTED, IF AT ALL, ONLY ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF THE EULA. You acknowledge that the Software, and any accompanying documentation and/or technical information, is subject to applicable export control laws and regulations of the U.S. You agree not to export or re-export the Software, directly or indirectly, to any countries that are subject to U.S. export restrictions.
THIS SITE, SERVICES, AND SOFTWARE ARE PROVIDED BY PROVIDER ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. PROVIDER MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE OR SOFTWARE, THE SERVICES OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE AND THE SOFTWARE (“CONTENT”). TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, PROVIDER EXCLUDES ALL WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS AND GUARANTYS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, PROVIDER WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT LOSSES, DAMAGES, LIABILITIES, CLAIMS AND COSTS OF ANY KIND HOWSOEVER ARISING (INCLUDING IN NEGLIGENCE) FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS SITE, THE CONTENT, THE SERVICES, OR THE SOFTWARE. PROVIDER DOES NOT PROMISE OR GUARANTY UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE SERVICE.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN THE EVENT PROVIDER IS FOUND TO BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES IN ANY WAY RELATING TO THIS SITE, THE CONTENT, THE SERVICES, OR THE SOFTWARE THEN, SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH, YOU AGREE THAT PROVIDER’S LIABILITY TO YOU WILL NOT EXCEED YOUR PREVIOUS MONTH’S PLAN COSTS, WHEN APPLICABLE, FOR SERVICES DURING THE PERIOD IN WHICH YOU INCUR SUCH DAMAGES AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY REMEDY. PROVIDER IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, ECONOMIC OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OR LOSSES, INCLUDING ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES, REVENUE AND GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA OR USE, THE COST OF ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR ATTORNEYS’ FEES, EVEN IF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE WAS REASONABLY FORESEEABLE AND NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY REMEDY.
WHERE THE LAW IMPLIES A WARRANTY, CONDITION OR GUARANTY WHICH MAY NOT BE LAWFULLY EXCLUDED, PROVIDER’S LIABILITY FOR ANY BREACH OF SUCH WARRANTY, CONDITION OR GUARANTY IS LIMITED AT PROVIDER’S OPTION TO ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING: (A) IN THE CASE OF GOODS: THE REPLACEMENT OR REPAIR OF THE GOODS, OR THE SUPPLY OF EQUIVALENT GOODS; THE PAYMENT OF THE COST OF REPLACING OR REPARING THE GOODS, OR ACQUIRING EQUIVALENT GOODS; (B) IN THE CASE OF SERVICES: THE SUPPLY OF THE SERVICES AGAIN, OR PAYMENT OF THE COST OF HAVING THE SERVICES SUPPLIED AGAIN.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
The Provider and affiliated web sites may contain links to third party websites (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Provider and Provider is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Our links to the Linked Sites are provided for convenience only, and should in no way be construed as our endorsement, approval or recommendation of the owners or operators of the Linked Sites, or of the content, products or services contained on or referred to by the Linked Sites. You should contact the site administrator or webmaster for those Linked Sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or the content located on such Linked Sites.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION; ARBITRATION AGREEMENT; AND CLASS WAIVER
PRE-FILING MEDIATION. In the event of a dispute, prior to initiating arbitration, the party asserting the claim must first send to the other, by certified mail with return receipt requested (or any successor service), a written Notice of claim (“Notice”). If you are the claimant, the Notice to Provider must be addressed to: Legal Department – ASSIGNACTIONS, 616 Corporate Way, Suite 2-5864
Valley Cottage, NY 10989. If Provider is the claimant, the Notice must be addressed to the address used for your membership account. The Notice must (a) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (b) set forth the specific relief sought. Following receipt of the Notice, each party agrees to negotiate with the other in good faith about the claim. If the claim is not resolved to the satisfaction of the claimant within sixty (60) days after Notice is provided, the claimant may pursue the claim in arbitration or file a claim in small claims court.
ADDITIONAL ARBITRATION PROVISIONS:
Settlement Offers: During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by Provider or you shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator.
Initiating A Claim: The form required to initiate an arbitration can be printed or downloaded from www.adr.org. Alternatively, you can contact the arbitration administrator by calling 800-778-7879.
Fees for Initiating Arbitration: If you are required to pay a filing fee to initiate arbitration, after Provider receives notice of the initiation of arbitration, it will promptly reimburse you for your payment of the filing fee at the address we have for you on file (or the address provided in the Notice), unless your claim is for greater than US $10,000.
Applicable Rules; Administrator: The arbitration will be governed by the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (collectively, “AAA Rules”) of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as modified by this Agreement, and will be administered by the AAA. The AAA Rules and Forms are available online at www.adr.org, by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879. The arbitrator is bound by the terms of this Agreement. All issues are for the arbitrator to decide, including issues relating to the scope and enforceability of this Arbitration Agreement.
Location of Hearing: Unless Provider and you agree otherwise, any arbitration hearings will take place in the county (or parish) of your billing address. (If you reside outside of the United States, any arbitration hearings will take place in your country of residence at a location reasonably convenient to you, but will remain subject to the AAA Rules including the AAA rules regarding the selection of an arbitrator). If your claim is for US $10,000 or less, we agree 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 US $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 shall issue a written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based.
Award Enhancement: If the arbitrator issues you an award that is greater than the value of Provider’s last written settlement offer made before an arbitrator was selected (or if Provider did not make a settlement offer before an arbitrator was selected), then Provider will pay you the amount of the award or US $1,000, whichever is greater. Except as expressly set forth herein, the payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA Rules.
Class Waiver: Any proceedings to resolve or litigate any dispute in any forum will be conducted solely on an individual basis. Neither you nor Provider will seek to have any dispute heard as a class action or in any other proceeding in which either party acts or proposes to act in a representative capacity. No arbitration or proceeding will be combined with another without the prior written consent of all parties to all affected arbitrations or proceedings.
Injunctive Relief Limitation: The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party’s individual claim.
Small Claims Procedure Alternative: Notwithstanding the foregoing binding arbitration procedure, either party may bring an individual action in small claims court (provided the claim otherwise qualifies for such program) as an alternative to proceeding with arbitration.
NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE
As a condition of your use of this Site, you warrant to Provider that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may not use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided through the Site. Provider reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, at Provider’s sole discretion.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Provider, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from or in connection with: (i) your use of and access to the Site, Content, Services, and Software; (ii) your breach of any provision of these Terms; (iii) your infringement of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, other property, confidentiality or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that one of your submissions caused damage or loss to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms and your use of the Site.
MATERIALS PROVIDED TO THE SITE
Users of the Site may post comments, reviews, and other content and submit suggestions, ideas, or other information, provided the content does not contain any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, or hateful content or content which is racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, or content which infringes upon the rights of any third party. You agree not to impersonate any person and/or other entity or communicate under a false name or a name that you are not entitled or authorized to use. Provider has the right (but not the obligation) to remove, prohibit, edit or discontinue any content on the Site, including content that has been posted by users. Provider does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to Provider (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to Provider or its associated services (collectively “Submissions”). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting Provider, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees a nonexclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate, reformat, prepare derivative works of, and otherwise exploit your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission. No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Provider is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at anytime at Provider’s sole discretion. By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission, you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions and that your Submission is not based on, or derived from, the proprietary information or items of a third party.
The Services under these Terms are provided by Provider’s offices in the State of Texas. The Services and Software can be accessed from any of the 50 states in the United States and from other countries of the world. The laws of the State of Texas (or U.S. federal law, if applicable), without regard to conflicts of law provisions, will apply to all matters arising out of or in connection with the Site, the Services and the Software. By using the Site, Services and Software, you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of Texas courts and further agree that any cause of action arising out of or in connection with these Terms and/or your use of the Site and/or Services and/or Software shall be brought only in the federal or state courts in Travis County, Texas.
If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision will be deemed to be restated to reflect as nearly as possible the original intention in accordance with applicable law, and the remainder of the Terms will remain in full force and effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. Any waiver of any provision of the Terms will be effective only if in writing and signed by Provider. The failure to enforce any right under these Terms shall not be a waiver of the provision or the right to enforce it at a later time.
U.S. GOVERNMENT USERS RESTRICTED RIGHTS
Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in applicable laws and regulations. Use of the Site, Services and/or Software by the Government constitutes acknowledgment of Provider’s proprietary rights in them. The Site and Software may contain other proprietary notices and copyright information which should be observed.
NOTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Provider’s copyright agent the written information specified below. Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying Provider that you believe that your copyrighted material has been infringed upon. Please contact us via a support request.
You shall not transmit to Provider or upload to this Site or the Software any Harmful Code or use or misappropriate the data or content on this Site for your own commercial gain. “Harmful Code” shall mean any software (sometimes referred to as “viruses,” “worms,” “trojan horses,” “time bombs,” “time locks,” “drop dead devices,” “traps,” “access codes,” “cancelbots” or “trap door devices”) that: (a) is intentionally designed to damage, disrupt, disable, harm, impair, interfere with, intercept, expropriate or otherwise impede in any manner, any data, storage media, program, system, equipment or communication, based on any event, including for example but not limited to (i) exceeding a number of copies, (ii) exceeding a number of users, (iii) passage of a period of time, (iv) advancement to a particular date or other numeral, or (v) use of a certain feature; or (b) would enable an unauthorized person to cause such result; or (c) would enable an unauthorized person to access another person’s information without such other person’s knowledge and permission.
You may not use your password for any unauthorized purpose.
You may not use the Site, Services, or Software for activities that: