Last Revised: September 1, 2015
For information regarding buying and selling experiences or other items using our Service and its commerce platform, please see our Sales Terms which are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms.
If you are using or opening an account on the Service on behalf of a company, entity or organization (including, but not limited to, a band) (each a “Subscribing Entity”), then you represent and warrant that you: (i) are an authorized representative of that Subscribing Entity with the authority to bind such entity to these Terms and (ii) agree to be bound by these Terms on behalf of such Subscribing Entity.
We operate an integrated checkout service (the “Integrated Checkout Service”), which allows you to add multiple items from various WorldArts Merchants to your shopping basket and check out all these items on and through the Website. This allows you to buy all of your favorite artist merchandise in one transaction.
WorldArts accepts a variety of payment options, including credit and debit cards. Our WorldArts Merchants will process payment using a payment processor determined by WorldArts (currently PayPal).
There are certain payment methods that you cannot use on the Integrated Checkout Service. We do not accept:
• Checks or postal orders
• Cash in any currency
• Purchase orders
• International wire transfers
• Direct debits or standing orders
• Bank transfers.
You must confirm that the credit/debit card that is being used is yours or that you have been specifically authorized by the owner of the credit/debit card to use it. All credit/debit card holders are subject to validation checks and authorization by the card issuer. If the issuer of your payment card refuses to authorize payment, we will not be liable for any delay or non-delivery.
Security. We take reasonable care to make the Service and the Integrated Checkout Service secure. All transactions made through the Integrated Checkout Service are processed using our secure systems. These details will be fully encrypted and only used to process transactions which you have initiated.
Customer Service. Each WorldArts Merchant is solely responsible for any and all issues related to products and services offered through the Service. We are not responsible, and have no liability, for transactions made with WorldArts Merchants, including for the fulfillment of your order. You should contact directly the WorldArts Merchant from whom you have bought any items with any queries you may have regarding the delivery, refund, exchange, or return of the items you buy. You may direct your questions regarding purchases directly to WorldArts Merchants through the Service.
Last updated: September 1, 2015
THESE TERMS OF SERVICE INCLUDE (1) YOUR AGREEMENT THAT THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTY (SECTION 17), (2) YOUR AGREEMENT THAT WORLDARTSHAS NO LIABILITY REGARDING THE SERVICE (SECTION 18), (3) YOUR CONSENT TO RELEASE WORLDARTSFROM LIABILITY BASED ON CLAIMS BETWEEN USERS (SECTION 4) AND GENERALLY (SECTION 18), (4) YOUR AGREEMENT TO INDEMNIFY WORLDARTSFROM CLAIMS DUE TO YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE (SECTION 19), (5) YOUR CONSENT THAT EITHER PARTY HAS THE RIGHT TO COMPEL ARBITRATION (SECTION 20), AND (6) YOUR CONSENT THAT NO CLAIMS CAN BE ADJUDICATED ON A CLASS BASIS (SECTION 20).
WACF is a feature of WorldArts the platform for enabling content creators to be able to fund their work. Through the Site, email, websites, and other media, the Service makes accessible various content, including, but not limited to, videos, photographs, images, artwork, graphics, audio clips, comments, data, text, software, scripts, projects, other material and information, and associated trademarks and copyrightable works (collectively, "Content"). Content Creators, Patrons, and other visitors to and users of the Service (collectively, "Users") may have the ability to contribute, add, create, upload, submit, distribute, facilitate the distribution of, collect, post, or otherwise make accessible ("Submit") Content. "User Submissions" means any Content Submitted by Users.
The Service is a communications platform for enabling connections between Users. WorldArts does not take part in the interaction between Users. WorldArts does not have control over the quality, timing, legality, failure to provide, or any other aspect whatsoever of any ratings provided by Users, Content provided by Users, nor of the integrity, responsibility or any of the actions or omissions whatsoever of any Users. WorldArts does not have control over the quality, timing or legality of Content delivered by its Users. WorldArts makes no representations about the suitability, reliability, timeliness, or accuracy of the Content requested and provided by Users identified through the Service whether in public, private, or offline interactions. WorldArts cannot confirm that each User is who they claim to be. WorldArts does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of this information or any information provided through the Service. When interacting with other Users you should exercise caution and common sense to protect your personal safety and property, just as you would when interacting with other persons whom you don’t know. NEITHER WORLDARTS NOR ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE, OF ANY USER OF THE SERVICE. WORLDARTSAND ITS AFFILIATES AND LICENSORS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, INJURY OR DAMAGE ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE.
Users of the Service sponsor other Users. WorldArts will not be a party to any contracts for services. WorldArts facilitates these contracts by supplying a medium for the exchange of money. Payment will be processed at the end of a completed content creation transaction on a monthly cycle. Content Creators who create rewards chosen by Users are required to provide those rewards. Any payment in cash outside of the Service are NOT subject to refunds. Any reimbursement expenses that are incurred by a User in connection with the completion of a service, however, may be paid in cash offline or through the Service.
For all purchases and payments for reimbursement costs, fees or expenses associated with a pledge, unless you use your account credits, WorldArts will charge your credit card according to the amount agreed upon between you and WorldArts for the use of the Service, and you hereby authorize us to charge your credit card for such amounts. WorldArts retains the right, in its sole discretion, to place a hold on any payment for Content.
WorldArts has no obligation to provide refunds or credits to payments already made to Content Creators, but may grant them in extenuating circumstances, as a result of specific refund guarantee promotions, or to correct any errors made by , in each case in WorldArts’s sole discretion.
You will be liable for all transaction taxes on the services provided under this Agreement (other than taxes based on WorldArts’s income).
The Service is only a venue for connecting Users. Because WorldArts is not involved in the actual contact between Users or in the completion of the Content Creation, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more Users, you release WorldArts (and our officers, directors, agents, investors, subsidiaries, and employees) from any and all claims, demands, or damages (actual or consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
WorldArts expressly disclaims any liability that may arise between Users of its Service.
The Service may contain profiles, email systems, blogs, message boards, applications, job postings, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities and/or other message or communication facilities ("Public Areas") that allow Users to communicate with other Users. You may only use such community areas to send and receive messages and material that are relevant and proper to the applicable forum. Without limitation, you may not:
You are the sole authorized user of your account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password and account number provided by you or WorldArts for accessing the Service. You are solely and fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. WorldArts has no control over the use of any User's account and expressly disclaims any liability derived therefrom. Should you suspect that any unauthorized party may be using your password or account or you suspect any other breach of security, you will contact WorldArts immediately.
Links (such as hyperlinks) from the Service to other sites on the Web do not constitute the endorsement by WorldArts of those sites or their content. Such links are provided as an information service, for reference and convenience only. WorldArts does not control any such sites, and is not responsible for their content. The existence of links on the Service to such websites (including without limitation external websites that are framed by the WorldArts Service as well as any advertisements displayed in connection therewith) does not mean that WorldArts endorses any of the material on such websites, or has any association with their operators. It is your responsibility to evaluate the content and usefulness of the information obtained from other sites.
As part of the functionality of the Service, you may link your account with online accounts you may have with third party service providers (each such account, a "Third Party Account") by either: (i) providing your Third Party Account login information through the Service; or (ii) allowing WorldArts to access your Third Party Account, as is permitted under the applicable terms and conditions that govern your use of each Third Party Account. You represent that you are entitled to disclose your Third Party Account login information to WorldArts and/or grant WorldArts access to your Third Party Account (including, but not limited to, for use for the purposes described herein), without breach by you of any of the terms and conditions that govern your use of the applicable Third Party Account and without obligating WorldArts to pay any fees or making WorldArts subject to any usage limitations imposed by such third party service providers. By granting WorldArts access to any Third Party Accounts, you understand that (i) WorldArts may access, make available and store (if applicable) any content that you have provided to and stored in your Third Party Account (the "SNS Content") so that it is available on and through the Service via your account, including without limitation any friend lists, and (ii) WorldArts may submit and receive additional information to your Third Party Account to the extent you are notified when you link your account with the Third Party Account. Unless otherwise specified in these Terms of Service, all SNS Content, if any, shall be considered to be User Generated Content for all purposes of these Terms of Service. Depending on the Third Party Accounts you choose and subject to the privacy settings that you have set in such Third Party Accounts, personally identifiable information that you post to your Third Party Accounts may be available on and through your account on the Service. Please note that if a Third Party Account or associated service becomes unavailable or WorldArts access to such Third Party Account is terminated by the third party service provider, then SNS Content may no longer be available on and through the Service. You will have the ability to disable the connection between your account on the Service and your Third Party Accounts at any time. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR THIRD PARTY ACCOUNTS IS GOVERNED SOLELY BY YOUR AGREEMENT(S) WITH SUCH THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS. WorldArts makes no effort to review any SNS Content for any purpose, including but not limited to, for accuracy, legality or non-infringement, and WorldArts is not responsible for any SNS Content. You acknowledge and agree that WorldArts may access your e-mail address book associated with a Third Party Account and your contacts list stored on your mobile device or tablet computer solely for the purposes of identifying and informing you of those contacts who have also registered to use the Service. At your request made via e-mail to support@WorldArts.com WorldArts will deactivate the connection between the Service and your Third Party Account and delete any information stored on WorldArts servers that was obtained through such Third Party Account, except the username and profile picture that become associated with your account.
Without limitation, the Service may not be used to solicit for any other business, website or service. You may not solicit, advertise for, or contact in any form Users for employment, contracting, or any other purpose not related to the Service facilitated through WorldArts without express written permission from WorldArts.
You may not use the Service to collect usernames and/or email addresses of Users by electronic or other means without the express prior written consent of WorldArts.
"Your Information" is defined as any information and materials you provide to WorldArts or other Users in connection with your registration for and use of the Service, including without limitation that posted or transmitted for use in Public Areas. You are solely responsible for Your Information, and we act merely as a passive conduit for your online distribution and publication of Your Information. The information and materials described in this Section, as provided by each User, is collectively referred to herein as "User Generated Content." You hereby represent and warrant to WorldArts that Your Information (a) will not be false, inaccurate, incomplete or misleading; (b) will not be fraudulent or involve the sale of counterfeit or stolen items; (c) will not infringe any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary right or rights of publicity or privacy; (d) will not violate any law, statute, ordinance, or regulation (including without limitation those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising); (e) will not be defamatory, libelous, unlawfully threatening, or unlawfully harassing; (f) will not be obscene or contain child pornography or be harmful to minors; (g) will not contain any viruses, Trojan Horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information; and (h) will not create liability for WorldArts or cause WorldArts to lose (in whole or in part) the services of its ISPs or other partners or suppliers.
The Service hosts User Generated Content relating to reviews of specific Users. Such reviews are opinions and not the opinion of WorldArts, have not been verified by WorldArts and each User should undertake their own research to be satisfied that a specific Content Creator is someone that User is willing to sponsor. You agree that WorldArts is not liable for any User Generated Content.
You hereby grant WorldArts a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise all copyright, publicity rights, and any other rights you have in Your Information, in any media now known or not currently known in order to perform and improve upon the Service.
The Service is not an employment service and does not serve as an employer of any User. As such, WorldArts will not be liable for any tax or withholding, including but not limited to unemployment insurance, employer’s liability, social security or payroll withholding tax in connection with your use of Users’ services. You understand and agree that if WorldArts is found to be liable for any tax or withholding tax in connection with your use of Users’ services, then you will immediately reimburse and pay to WorldArts an equivalent amount, including any interest or penalties thereon.
WorldArts may terminate or suspend your right to use the Service at anytime for any or no reason by providing you with written or email notice of such termination, and termination will be effective immediately upon delivery of such notice.
Without limitation, WorldArts may terminate or suspend your right to use the Service if you breach any term of this Agreement or any policy of WorldArts posted through the Service from time to time, or if WorldArts otherwise finds that you have engaged in inappropriate and/or offensive behavior. If WorldArts terminates or suspends your right to use the Service for any of these reasons, you will not be entitled to any refund of unused balance in your account. In addition to terminating or suspending your account, WorldArts reserves the right to take appropriate legal action, including without limitation pursuing civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.
Even after your right to use the Service is terminated or suspended, this Agreement will remain enforceable against you.
You may terminate this Agreement at any time by ceasing all use of the Service. All sections which by their nature should survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect subsequent to and notwithstanding the expiration or termination of this Agreement.
All text, graphics, editorial content, data, formatting, graphs, designs, HTML, look and feel, photographs, music, sounds, images, software, videos, designs, typefaces and other content (collectively "Proprietary Material") that Users see or read through the Service is owned by WorldArts, excluding User Generated Content that WorldArts has the right to use. Proprietary Material is protected in all forms, media and technologies now known or hereinafter developed. WorldArts owns all Proprietary Material, as well as the coordination, selection, arrangement and enhancement of such Proprietary Materials as a Collective Work under the United States Copyright Act, as amended. The Proprietary Material is protected by the domestic and international laws of copyright, patents, and other proprietary rights and laws. Users may not copy, download, use, redesign, reconfigure, or retransmit anything from the Service without WorldArts express prior written consent and, if applicable, the holder of the rights to the User Generated Content. Any use of such Proprietary Material, other than as permitted therein, is expressly prohibited without the prior permission of WorldArts and, if applicable, the holder of the rights to the User Generated Content.
The service marks and trademarks of WorldArts, including without limitation WorldArts and the WorldArts logos are service marks owned by WorldArts. Any other trademarks, service marks, logos and/or trade names appearing via the Service are the property of their respective owners. You may not copy or use any of these marks, logos or trade names without the express prior written consent of the owner.
WorldArts respects the intellectual property of others, and expects Users to do the same. If you believe, in good faith, that any materials provided on or in connection with the Service infringe upon your copyright or other intellectual property right, please send the following information to WorldArts Copyright Agent at: WorldArts, Inc., 8500 Steller Drive Suite 7, Culver City, CA 90232 or support@WorldArts:
A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, including the URL (Internet address) or other specific location on the Service where the material you claim is infringed is located. Include enough information to allow WorldArts to locate the material, and explain why you think an infringement has taken place;
A description of the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists -- for example, the URL (Internet address) where it is posted or the name of the book in which it has been published;
Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
A 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;
A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf; and
An electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest.
You acknowledge that Confidential Information (as hereinafter defined) is a valuable, special and unique asset of WorldArts and agree that you will not disclose, transfer, use (or seek to induce others to disclose, transfer or use) any Confidential Information for any purpose other than disclosure to your authorized employees and agents who are bound to maintain the confidentiality of Confidential Information. You shall promptly notify WorldArts in writing of any circumstances which may constitute unauthorized disclosure, transfer, or use of Confidential Information. You shall use best efforts to protect Confidential Information from unauthorized disclosure, transfer or use. You shall return all originals and any copies of any and all materials containing Confidential Information to WorldArts upon termination of this Agreement for any reason whatsoever. The term "Confidential Information" shall mean any and all of WorldArts trade secrets, confidential and proprietary information and all other information and data of WorldArts that is not generally known to the public or other third parties who could derive value, economic or otherwise, from its use or disclosure. Confidential Information shall be deemed to include technical data, know-how, research, product plans, products, services, customers, markets, software, developments, inventions, processes, formulas, technology, designs, drawings, engineering, hardware configuration information, marketing, finances or other business information disclosed directly or indirectly in writing, orally or by drawings or observation.
USE OF THE SERVICE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WORLDARTSMAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THE SERVICE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN. WORLDARTS DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING AND WORLDARTS WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, OTHER THAN AS PROVIDED HEREIN. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER WORLDARTSNOR ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE ERROR-FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE, OR AS TO THE TIMELINESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS OR CONTENT OF ANY CONTENT CREATION OR SERVICE, INFORMATION OR MATERIALS PROVIDED THROUGH OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICE.
NEITHER WORLDARTSNOR ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE, OF ANY USER.
NEITHER WORLDARTS NOR ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE IS FREE FROM VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
WORLDARTS AND ITS AFFILIATES AND LICENSORS CANNOT AND DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY YOU WILL NOT BE MISAPPROPRIATED, INTERCEPTED, DELETED, DESTROYED OR USED BY OTHERS.
IN ADDITION, NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FEATURE A USER MAY USE TO EXPEDITE CONTENT CREATOR SELECTION, EACH USER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SELECTING THEIR CONTENT CREATOR AND NEGOTIATING TERMS OF WORK AND WORLDARTSDOES NOT WARRANT ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED BY A USER AND DOES NOT RECOMMEND ANY PARTICULAR CONTENT CREATOR. WORLDARTS DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES REGARDING ANY CONTENT CREATOR'S PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION, REGISTRATION OR LICENCE.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WORLDARTS IS ONLY WILLING TO PROVIDE THE SERVICE IF YOU AGREE TO CERTAIN LIMITATIONS OF OUR LIABLITY TO YOU AND THIRD PARTIES. THEREFORE, YOU AGREE NOT TO HOLD WORLDARTS, ITS AFFILIATES, ITS LICENSORS, OR ANY OF SUCH PARTIES’ AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, CORPORATE PARTNERS, OR PARTICIPANTS LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, SUITS, CLAIMS, AND/OR CONTROVERSIES (COLLECTIVELY, "LIABILITIES") THAT HAVE ARISEN OR MAY ARISE, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, RELATING TO YOUR OR ANY OTHER PARTY’S USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY LIABILITIES ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONDUCT, ACT OR OMISSION OF ANY USER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION STALKING, HARASSMENT THAT IS SEXUAL OR OTHERWISE, ACTS OF PHYSICAL VIOLENCE, AND DESTRUCTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY), ANY DISPUTE WITH ANY USER, ANY INSTRUCTION, ADVICE, ACT, OR SERVICE PROVIDED BY WORLDARTSOR ITS AFFILIATES OR LICENSORS AND ANY DESTRUCTION OF YOUR INFORMATION.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL WORLDARTS, ITS AFFILIATES, ITS LICENSORS, OR ANY OF SUCH PARTIES’ AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, CORPORATE PARTNERS, OR PARTICIPANTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THE SAME. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
WORLDARTS DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE QUALITY OR FITNESS OF ANY WORK PERFORMED VIA THE SERVICE.
IF, NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS, IT IS DETERMINED THAT WORLDARTS OR ITS AFFILIATES, ITS LICENSORS, OR ANY OF SUCH PARTIES’ AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, CORPORATE PARTNERS, OR PARTICIPANTS IS LIABLE FOR DAMAGES, IN NO EVENT WILL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY, WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE TOTAL FEES PAID BY YOU TO WORLDARTSDURING THE SIX (6) MONTHS PRIOR TO THE TIME SUCH CLAIM AROSE.
You hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless WorldArts, its directors, officers, employees, agents, licensors, attorneys, independent contractors, providers, subsidiaries, and affiliates from and against any and all claim, loss, expense or demand of liability, including attorneys' fees and costs incurred, in connection with your use or inability to use the Service. WorldArts reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to your indemnification. You will not, in any event, settle any claim or matter without the written consent of WorldArts.
INFORMAL NEGOTIATIONS. To expedite resolution and reduce the cost of any dispute, controversy or claim related to this Agreement ("Dispute"), you and WorldArts agree to first attempt to negotiate any Dispute (except those Disputes expressly excluded below) informally for at least thirty (30) days before initiating any arbitration or court proceeding. Such informal negotiations will commence upon written notice. Your address for such notices is your billing address, with an email copy to the email address you have provided to WorldArts. WorldArts address for such notices is WorldArts, Inc., 8500 Steller Drive Suite 7 Culver City, CA 90232 Attention: Legal.
BINDING ARBITRATION. If you and WorldArts are unable to resolve a Dispute through informal negotiations, all claims arising from use of the Service (except those Disputes expressly excluded below) finally and exclusively resolved by binding arbitration. Any election to arbitrate by one party will be final and binding on the other. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT IF EITHER PARTY ELECTS TO ARBITRATE, NEITHER PARTY WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO SUE IN COURT OR HAVE A JURY TRIAL. The arbitration will be commenced and conducted under the Commercial Arbitration Rules (the "AAA Rules") of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") and, where appropriate, the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes ("AAA Consumer Rules"), both of which are available at the AAA website www.adr.org. Your arbitration fees and your share of arbitrator compensation will be governed by the AAA Rules (and, where appropriate, limited by the AAA Consumer Rules). If your claim for damages does not exceed $10,000, WorldArts will pay all such fees unless the arbitrator finds that either the substance of your claim or the relief sought in your Demand for Arbitration was frivolous or was brought for an improper purpose (as measured by the standards set forth in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(b)). The arbitration may be conducted in person, through the submission of documents, by phone or online. The arbitrator will make a decision in writing, but need not provide a statement of reasons unless requested by a party. The arbitrator must follow applicable law, and any award may be challenged if the arbitrator fails to do so. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, you and WorldArts may litigate in court to compel arbitration, stay proceeding pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator.
EXCEPTIONS TO ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION. Each party retains the right to bring an individual action in small claims court or to seek injunctive or other equitable relief on an individual basis in a federal or state court in Los Angeles County, California with respect to any dispute related to the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation or violation of a party’s intellectual property or proprietary rights.
WAIVER OF RIGHT TO BE A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN A PURPORTED CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. You and WorldArts agree that any arbitration will be limited to the Dispute between WorldArts and you individually. YOU ACKNOLWEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU AND WORLDARTSARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, unless both you and WorldArts otherwise agree, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of any class or representative proceeding. If this specific paragraph is held unenforceable, then the entirety of this "Dispute Resolution" Section will be deemed null and void.
LOCATION OF ARBITRATION. Arbitration will take place in Los Angeles County, California. You and WorldArts agree that for any Dispute not subject to arbitration (other than claims proceeding in any small claims court), or where no election to arbitrate has been made, the California state and Federal courts located in Los Angeles, California have exclusive jurisdiction and you and WorldArts agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts.
You and WorldArts agree that, other than as set forth under the subsection entitled "Waiver Of Right To Be A Plaintiff Or Class Member In A Purported Class Action Or Representative Proceeding" in Section 20 above, if any portion of Section 20 entitled "Dispute Resolution" is found illegal or unenforceable, that portion will be severed and the remainder of the section will be given full force and effect. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the subsection entitled "Exceptions to Alternative Dispute Resolution" in Section 20 is found to be illegal or unenforceable, neither you nor WorldArts will elect to arbitrate any Dispute falling within that portion of that subsection that is found to be illegal or unenforceable and such Dispute will be decided by a court of competent jurisdiction within Los Angeles, California, and you and WorldArts agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of that court.
Except as expressly provided otherwise, this Agreement will be is governed by, and will be construed under, the laws of the State of California, without regard to choice of law principles.
WorldArts may from time to time provide certain promotional opportunities, sweepstakes and contests to Users. All such promotions will be run at the sole discretion of WorldArts, and can be activated, modified or removed at anytime by WorldArts without advance notification.
No independent contractor, agency, partnership, joint venture, employer-employee or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.
Failure by WorldArts to enforce any provision(s) of this Agreement will not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and WorldArts with respect to its subject matter. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will be enforced to the fullest extent possible, and the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect. This Agreement will inure to the benefit of WorldArts, its successors and assigns.
I HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE FOREGOING TERMS OF SERVICE AND AGREE THAT MY USE OF THE SERVICE IS AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF MY AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT.