AUTOMOX COMMUNITY FORUM
Welcome to the Automox Community Forum (the “Forum”) operated by Automox Inc. (“Automox,” “we,” “our,” or “us”). Please read the following terms and conditions of use (these “Terms") carefully as they contain the legal terms and conditions that you agree to when you access, submit to, or use the Forum. For the purposes of these Terms, “you”, or “your” means the individual or business entity who registers for the Forum and accepts the terms and conditions of this Terms. If you are an individual acting on behalf of a business entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind such business entity to these Terms.
By using or accessing the Forum you agree to be bound by these Terms.
These Terms include a class action waiver and a waiver of jury trials and require binding arbitration on an individual basis to resolve disputes.
These Terms limit the remedies that may be available to you in the event of a dispute.
1. Your Use of the Forum.
1.1 Registering Your Account. In order to access certain features of the Forum, you may be required to register for an account (“Account”).
1.2 Eligibility. By registering for the Forum, you represent and warrant that your use of the Forum does not violate any applicable law or regulation, or any other obligation (including contractual obligation) you might have towards third parties (including your employer). Any Account you have created by registering on the Forum may be deleted without warning if we believe that any representation and warranty you make hereunder is breached or inaccurate or if you are improperly using the Forum.
1.3 License. Subject to these Terms, Automox grants you a personal, limited, revocable, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to access and use the Forum for your own individual purposes and those additional purposes enabled by Automox. You may not sublicense the use of the Forum. Automox and its licensors expressly retain all ownership rights, title and interest in and to all aspects of the Forum and all intellectual property rights therein, including, but not limited to, all current and future patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, know-how, and other proprietary rights included or embodied in the Forum.
1.5 Password. When you register for an Account, you will also be asked to choose a password for your Account. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You agree not to use the Account or password of another person at any time. You agree to notify us immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your Account or access to your password. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your Account.
1.6 Restrictions. You may not modify any part of the Forum, create derivative works of the Forum, or reverse engineer, reverse compile, reverse assemble or do any other operation with the Forum that would reveal any source code, trade secrets, know-how or other proprietary information. You may not remove or modify any notice of confidentiality, trade secret, trademark or copyright encoded or embodied in the Forum or displayed by, on, or in the Forum. You may use the Forum only while these Terms remain in effect. Under no circumstances shall you have any rights of any kind in or to any part of the Forum after any termination or expiration of your agreement to these Terms for any reason. In no event may you use the Forum for commercial endeavors without our prior written consent.
1.7 User Content. You and other Forum users may be provided the opportunity to participate in forums, discussions, or to otherwise submit content to the Forum. Automox does not claim ownership rights in any information, data, text, messages, or other materials or content Readers make available or use in connection with the Forum (“User Content”). By submitting your User Content: (i) you unconditionally grant to Automox a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, fully-paid, transferable right and license, with the right to sublicense through multiple levels of sublicensees, under all of your intellectual property rights in the User Content, to reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly display, digitally transmit, and otherwise use the User Content in any medium or format, whether now known or hereafter discovered; and (ii) you unconditionally grant to other users of the Forum a non- non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, fully-paid, transferable right and license under all of your intellectual property rights in the User Content, to reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly display, digitally transmit, and otherwise use the User Content in any medium or format, whether now known or hereafter discovered solely in connection with any such other users’ use of the products and services provided by Automox. You remain the owner of all User Content that you submit to the Forum and you represent and warrant to Automox that you are the owner of the copyright to the User Content you submit to the Forum or that you have permission from the copyright owner to submit such User Content. By making User Content available, you represent and warrant that:
(a) the downloading, copying and use of the User Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
(b) if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the User Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
(c) you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the User Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
(d) the User Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
(e) the User Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
(f) the User Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party; and
(g) you have, in the case of User Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by Automox or otherwise.
2. Fees. The Forum are initially made available without charge, however, Automox reserves the right to charge for the Forum, or any component thereof. Any fees for the Forum will be posted on the Automox website.
3. Third Party Software and Linking. Although we may make software, hyperlinks, and other products of third-party companies available to you, your use of such products is subject to the respective terms and conditions imposed by the third party owning, manufacturing or distributing such products, and the agreement for your use will be between you and such third party. Automox makes no warranty with regard to the products or websites of any other entity. Automox has no control over the content or availability of any third-party software or website. In particular, (a) Automox makes no warranty that any third-party software you download or web site you visit will be free of any contaminating or destructive code, such as viruses, worms or Trojan horses and (b) it is your responsibility to become familiar with any web site’s privacy and other policies and terms of service, and to contact that site’s webmaster or site administrator with any concerns.
4. User Conduct.
4.1 Code of Conduct. You expressly agree that you are solely responsible for any and all acts and omissions that occur through your use of the Forum, and you agree not to engage in any unacceptable uses of the Forum, which include, without limitation, use of the Forum to:
(a) interfere, disrupt or attempt to gain unauthorized access to other accounts on the Forum or any other computer network;
(b) use the Forum in connection with any commercial endeavors without Automox’ express written consent;
(c) create user accounts by automated means or under fraudulent or false pretenses;
(d) create or transmit unsolicited electronic communications such as spam to users or promote any products or Forum;
(e) collect and publish any information about any of our users;
(f) use any spider, robot, retrieval application, or any other device to retrieve any portion of the Site;
(g) reformat any of the pages that are part of the Site;
(h) disseminate, store or transmit viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other malicious code or program;
(i) encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal or civil offense;
(j) violate any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation;
(k) invade the privacy of any person, including but not limited to submitting personally identifying or otherwise private information about a person without their consent (or their parent’s consent in the case of a child under 13 years of age);
(l) submit false or misleading information to Automox, the Forum or other users; or
4.2 Other Users. We cannot and do not assure that other users are or will be complying with the requirements of these Terms, and, as between you and us, you hereby assume all risk of harm or injury resulting from any such lack of compliance. Under no circumstances shall Automox be liable for the acts or omissions of any user. Automox has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Forum, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects.
4.3 Automox Review. Automox reserves the right, but has no obligation, to review, test, or check any User Content. Irrespective of any indication that any User Content has been reviewed, tested, approved, certified, supported, or validated by or on behalf of Automox (“Validated Content”), Automox does not represent or imply that it endorses any User Content or that it believes such User Content to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. Validated Content may be reviewed in an environment that is very different from your environment or systems. As such, you are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Automox disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use of any User Content or Validated Content. User Content and Validated Content are not governed by any other agreement that you or your organization may have with Automox, and Automox will have no obligations with respect to them.
5. Disclaimer of Warranty. THE FORUM IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. AUTOMOX EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE FORUM, ANY USER CONTENT, OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE FOREGOING, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
6. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify, and hold Automox, its officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including without limitation reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with (a) your access to or use of the Forum; (b) your violation of these Terms; (c) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any intellectual property right or any publicity, confidentiality, property or privacy right; or (d) any claim that your use of the Forum or Your Content caused damage to a third party; or (e) any use of any User Content, regardless of whether it has been, or has been identified as, ‘tested’, ‘approved’, ‘certified’, ‘supported’, or ‘validated’ by or on behalf of Automox.
7. Limitation of Liability. YOU AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL AUTOMOX BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, IMAGES, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLES, EVEN IF AUTOMOX HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL AUTOMOX BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY AMOUNT IN EXCESS OF THE LESSER OF $50 AND THE FEES RECEIVED BY AUTOMOX FROM YOU IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE FORUM DURING THE THREE (3) MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY HEREUNDER.
8. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The Forum and the Automox website on which such is located are internet “service providers” under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Section 512 (“DMCA”). As required by the DMCA, Automox maintains specific contact information provided below for notifications of claimed infringement regarding materials posted to the Website. All notices should be addressed to the contact person specified below (our agent for notice of claimed infringement):
1401 Walnut Street, Suite 300
Boulder, CO 80302
Automox will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement committed on the Forum. In notifying Automox of alleged copyright infringement, the DMCA requires that you include the following information: (i) description of the copyrighted work that is the subject of claimed infringement; (ii) description of the infringing material and information sufficient to permit Automox to locate the alleged material; (iii) contact information for you, including your address, telephone number and/or e-mail address; (iv) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, or its agent, or by the operation of any law; (v) a statement by you, signed under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you have the authority to enforce the copyrights that are claimed to be infringed; and (vi) a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. Failure to include all of the above-listed information may result in the delay of the processing of your complaint.
9.1 Modification. Automox may modify these Terms at any time. Modifications become effective immediately upon your first access to or use of the Forum after the “Last Revised” date at the bottom of these Terms. Your continued access to or use of the Forum after the modifications have become effective will be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the modified Terms. If you do not agree with the modifications, do not access or use the Forum.
9.2 Applicable Law. These Terms shall be governed by the laws of the State of Colorado without giving effect to any conflict of laws principles that may require the application of the law of another jurisdiction.
9.3 Dispute Resolution.
(b) Notice Requirement and Informal Dispute Resolution. Before either party may seek arbitration, the party must first send to the other party a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”) describing the nature and basis of the claim or dispute, and the requested relief. A Notice to Automox should be sent to: 1401 Walnut Street, Suite 300, Boulder, CO 80302. After the Notice is received, you and Automox may attempt to resolve the claim or dispute informally. If you and Automox do not resolve the claim or dispute within thirty (30) days after the Notice is received, either party may begin an arbitration proceeding. The amount of any settlement offer made by any party may not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator has determined the amount of the award, if any, to which either party is entitled.
(c) Arbitration Rules. Arbitration shall be initiated through the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Forum, Inc. (“JAMS”), an established alternative dispute resolution provider (“ADR Provider”) that offers arbitration as set forth in this section. If JAMS is not available to arbitrate, the parties shall agree to select an alternative ADR Provider. The rules of the ADR Provider shall govern all aspects of the arbitration, including but not limited to the method of initiating and/or demanding arbitration, except to the extent such rules are in conflict with the Terms. The JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules governing the arbitration are available online at http://www.jamsadr.com/. The arbitration shall be conducted by a single, neutral arbitrator. Any claims or disputes where the total amount of the award sought is less than Ten Thousand U.S. Dollars (US $10,000.00) may be resolved through binding non-appearance-based arbitration, at the option of the party seeking relief. For claims or disputes where the total amount of the award sought is Ten Thousand U.S. Dollars (US $10,000.00) or more, the right to a hearing will be determined by the Arbitration Rules. Any hearing will be held in a location within 100 miles of your residence, unless you reside outside of the United States, and unless the parties agree otherwise. If you reside outside of the U.S., the arbitrator shall give the parties reasonable notice of the date, time and place of any oral hearings. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Each party shall bear its own costs (including attorney’s fees) and disbursements arising out of the arbitration and shall pay an equal share of the fees and costs of the ADR Provider.
(d) Additional Rules for Non-Appearance Based Arbitration. If non-appearance based arbitration is elected, the arbitration shall be conducted by telephone, online and/or based solely on written submissions; the specific manner shall be chosen by the party initiating the arbitration. The arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise agreed by the parties.
(e) Time Limits. If you or Automox pursue arbitration, the arbitration action must be initiated and/or demanded within the statute of limitations (i.e., the legal deadline for filing a claim) and within any deadline imposed under the JAMS Rules for the pertinent claim.
(f) Authority of Arbitrator. If arbitration is initiated, the arbitrator will decide the rights and liabilities, if any, of you and Automox, and the dispute will not be consolidated with any other matters or joined with any other cases or parties. The arbitrator shall have the authority to grant motions dispositive of all or part of any claim. The arbitrator shall have the authority to award monetary damages, and to grant any non-monetary remedy or relief available to an individual under applicable law, the JAMS Rules, and the Terms. The arbitrator shall issue a written award and statement of decision describing the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based, including the calculation of any damages awarded. The arbitrator has the same authority to award relief on an individual basis that a judge in a court of law would have. The award of the arbitrator is final and binding upon you and Automox.
(g) Waiver of Jury Trial. THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY RIGHTS TO GO TO COURT AND HAVE A TRIAL IN FRONT OF A JUDGE OR A JURY, instead electing that all claims and disputes shall be resolved by arbitration under this Arbitration Agreement. Arbitration procedures are typically more limited, more efficient and less costly than rules applicable in a court and are subject to very limited review by a court. In the event any litigation should arise between you and Automox in any state or federal court in a suit to vacate or enforce an arbitration award or otherwise, YOU AND AUTOMOX WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO A JURY TRIAL, instead electing that the dispute be resolved by a judge.
(h) Waiver of Class or Consolidated Actions. ALL CLAIMS AND DISPUTES WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT MUST BE ARBITRATED OR LITIGATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT ON A CLASS BASIS, AND CLAIMS OF MORE THAN ONE CUSTOMER OR USER CANNOT BE ARBITRATED OR LITIGATED JOINTLY OR CONSOLIDATED WITH THOSE OF ANY OTHER CUSTOMER OR USER.
(i) Confidentiality. All aspects of the arbitration proceeding, including but not limited to the award of the arbitrator and compliance therewith, shall be strictly confidential. The parties agree to maintain confidentiality unless otherwise required by law. This paragraph shall not prevent a party from submitting to a court of law any information necessary to enforce this Agreement, to enforce an arbitration award, or to seek injunctive or equitable relief.
(j) Severability. If any part or parts of this Arbitration Agreement are found under the law to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, then such specific part or parts shall be of no force and effect and shall be severed and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.
(k) Right to Waive. Any or all of the rights and limitations set forth in this Arbitration Agreement may be waived by the party against whom the claim is asserted. Such waiver shall not waive or affect any other portion of this Arbitration Agreement.
(l) Survival of Agreement. This Arbitration Agreement will survive the termination of your relationship with Automox.
(m) Small Claims Court. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either you or Automox may bring an individual action in small claims court.
(n) Emergency Equitable Relief. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may seek emergency equitable relief before a state or federal court in order to maintain the status quo pending arbitration. A request for interim measures shall not be deemed a waiver of any other rights or obligations under this Arbitration Agreement.
(o) Claims Not Subject to Arbitration. Notwithstanding the foregoing, claims of defamation, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and infringement or misappropriation of the other party’s patent, copyright, trademark or trade secrets shall not be subject to this Arbitration Agreement.
(p) Courts. In any circumstances where the foregoing Arbitration Agreement permits the parties to litigate in court, the parties hereby agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Denver, Colorado, USA, for such purpose.
9.4 Independent Contractors. No joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Automox as a result of these Terms or use of the Forum.
9.5 Enforcement. If any legal action is brought to enforce these Terms, the prevailing party will be entitled to reimbursement of its attorneys’ fees, court costs, and other collection expenses, in addition to any other relief it may receive from the other party.
9.6 Waiver. The failure of Automox to enforce any right or provision in these Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by Automox in writing.
9.7 Construction. The headings of Sections of these Terms are for convenience and are not to be used in interpretation.
9.8 Supplemental Terms. Your use of, and participation in, certain aspects of the Forum may be subject to additional terms, as noted in the Forum, and you hereby agree to such terms if you use those aspects of the Forum. For example, Automox allow you to participate in a contest, which will be subject to additional rules.
9.9 Contact. Automox is located in Boulder, Colorado, USA. Any questions, comments or suggestions, including any report of violation of these Terms should be provided to the Administrator as follows:
By E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Postal Mail: 1401 Walnut Street, Suite 300, Boulder, CO 80302
9.10 Entire Agreement. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Automox and govern your use of the Forum, superseding any prior agreements between you and Automox. The failure of Automox to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, you and Automox nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms shall remain in full force and effect.
Last updated: September 18, 2019