Terms of Use

Effective Date:  November 22, 2016

THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS A BINDING ARBITRATION AGREEMENT AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER. IT AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS. PLEASE READ IT.

Introduction and Overview

Welcome!  You have arrived at www.sekisuidiagnostics.com and/or are otherwise interacting with our Service (defined below), which is owned and operated by Sekisui Diagnostics, LLC (“Sekisui,” “we,” “our,” or “us”).  These Terms of Service (“Terms”) govern your use of any online service location (e.g., website) that posts a link to these Terms (“Site” or “Service”), including both mobile and online versions, regardless of how you access or use it, whether via computer, mobile device or otherwise.  By using the Service, you acknowledge and accept the Service’s Privacy Policy   and consent to the collection and use of your data in accordance with the Privacy Policy .  By using the Service, you further agree that Sekisui may change, alter, or modify the settings or configurations on your Device (defined below) in order to allow for or optimize your use of the Service.  Consequently, by interacting with and/or using the Service, you signify your assent and agreement to these Terms.  If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not use the Service.

You should read these entire Terms; but here is a partial list of some of the terms that we want to bring to your initial attention (click on section references for details, which terms and not the headings or summaries govern) in the event you are on a smart phone or other device with a small screen.  Capitalized terms have the meanings given to them where defined in these Terms. 

•     Each time you use the Service, the Terms, and any applicable Additional Terms (defined below), then posted apply (subject to Section 10  ),to so you should check back each timed you return for any updates.

•     You may only use the Content (defined below) on the Service in connection with your permitted activities on the Service and not in an offline environment or in connection with another site or service. (Section 1 and Section 3  ). You grant us a broad license to content you submit or post. (Section 2  )

•     Except as set forth in the Privacy Policy   that applies to the Service, you and we do not have a confidential, fiduciary, or any other special relationship by virtue of your use of the Service or your communications to us through or related to the Service. (Section 2  )

•     You consent to our Privacy Policy   and our practices detailed in it.

•     As permitted by law, many types of disputes that may arise in connection with your access to and use of the Service are subject to mandatory arbitration – which includes your waiver of a right to a jury trial and to class action relief. (Section 6  )

•     We are providing the Service to you on an “as-is” basis, without any warranty of any kind, and our liability to you in connection with your use of the Service is very limited.  Many other limitations and disclaimers relate to your use of the Service.  (Section 7   and Section 10  )


If You Want to Use This Service,

then carefully read these entire Terms (including all links to details), as they constitute a written agreement between you and us and they affect your legal rights and obligations.  The summaries of provisions and section headings are provided for convenience only and shall not limit the full Terms.  If you are under the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence, you may use the Service only with involvement of a parent or guardian who agrees to these Terms and to be responsible for your use.

Each time you access and/or use the Service (other than to simply read these Terms), you agree to be bound by and comply with these Terms and any applicable Additional Terms then posted (subject to Section 10  ).  Therefore, do not use the Service if you do not agree.  The business realities associated with operating the Service are such that, without the conditions that are set forth in these Terms – such as your grants and waivers of rights, the limitations on our liability, your indemnity of us, and our arbitration of  certain disputes – we would not make the Service available to you.

In some instances, both these Terms and separate guidelines, rules, or terms of service or sale setting forth additional or different terms and/or conditions will apply to your use of the Service or to a service or product offered via the Service (in each such instance, and collectively “Additional Terms”).  To the extent there is a conflict between these Terms and any Additional Terms, the Additional Terms will control unless the Additional Terms expressly state otherwise.  Please also review the terms of the Service’s Privacy Policy  , which you accept by using the Service.

 Full Details of Terms of Service

1. Service Content, Ownership, Limited License, and Rights of Others

A. Content.  The Service contains a variety of: (i) materials and other items relating to Sekisui and its products and services, and similar items from our licensors and other third parties, including all layout, information, articles, posts, text, data, files, images, scripts, designs, graphics, button icons, instructions, illustrations, photographs, audio clips, music, sounds, pictures, videos, advertising copy, URLs, technology, software, interactive features, the “look and feel” of the Service, and the compilation, assembly, and arrangement of the materials of the Service and any and all copyrightable material (including source and object code); (ii) trademarks, logos, trade names, trade dress, service marks, and trade identities of various parties, including those of Sekisui (collectively,  “Trademarks”); and (iii) other forms of intellectual property (all of the foregoing, collectively “Content”). 

B.  Ownership.  The Service (including past, present, and future versions) and the Content are owned or controlled by Sekisui and our licensors and certain other third parties.  All right, title, and interest in and to the Content available via the Service is the property of Sekisui or our licensors or certain other third parties, and is protected by U.S. and international copyright, trademark, trade dress, patent and/or other intellectual property and unfair competition rights and laws to the fullest extent possible.  Sekisui owns the copyright in the selection, compilation, assembly, arrangement, and enhancement of the Content on the Service. 

C. Limited License.  Subject to your strict compliance with these Terms and the Additional Terms, Sekisui grants you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, non-assignable, personal, and non-transferable license to download (temporary storage only), display, view, use, play, and/or print one copy of the Content (excluding source and object code in raw form or otherwise, other than as made available to access and use to enable display and functionality) on a personal computer, mobile phone or other wireless device, or other Internet enabled device (each, a “Device”) and/or print one copy of the Content for your personal, non-commercial use only.  The foregoing limited license (i) does not give you any ownership of, or any other intellectual property interest in, any Content, and (ii) may be immediately suspended or terminated for any reason, in Sekisui’s sole discretion, and without advance notice or liability.  In some instances, we may permit you to have greater access to and use of Content, subject to certain Additional Terms. 

D.  Rights of Others.  In using the Service, you must respect the intellectual property and other rights of Sekisui and others.  Your unauthorized use of Content may violate copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, communications, and other laws, and any such use may result in your personal liability, including potential criminal liability.  Sekisui respects the intellectual property rights of others.

E.   Reservation of All Rights Not Granted As To Content and Service.  These Terms and any applicable Additional Terms include only narrow, limited grants of rights to Sekisui Content and to use and access the Service.  No right or license may be construed, under any legal theory, by implication, estoppel, industry custom, or otherwise.  All rights not expressly granted to you are reserved by Sekisui and its licensors and other third parties.  Any unauthorized use of any SekisuiContent or the Service for any purpose is prohibited.

2. User-Generated Content and Public Information

A.  General.  The Service may permit you to submit ideas, photographs, user profiles, writings, music, video, audio recordings, computer graphics, pictures, data, questions, comments, suggestions or other content, including Personal Information (collectively, “User Content”), such as on blogs and message boards.  We or others may store, display, reproduce, publish, distribute or otherwise use User Content online or offline in any media or format (currently existing or hereafter developed) and may or may not attribute it to you.  Others may have access to this User Content and may have the ability to share it with third parties.  Please think carefully before deciding what information you share, including Personal Information, in connection with your User Content.  Please note that Sekisui does not control who will have access to the information that you choose to make public, and cannot ensure that parties who have access to such publicly available information will respect your privacy or keep it secure.  We are not responsible for the privacy or security of any information that you make publicly available on the Service or what others do with information you share with them on the Service.  We are not responsible for the accuracy, use or misuse of any User Content that you disclose or receive from third parties through the Service. 

  1.  Name and Likeness.  We may also publish your name, voice, likeness and other Personal Information that is part of your User Content, and we may use the content, or any portion of the content, for advertising, marketing, publicity and promotional activities. 

3.  Service and Content Use Restrictions

A. Service Use Restrictions.  You agree that you will not: (i) aside from your purchase of goods or services offered for sale by Sekisui or its affiliates, use the Service for any political or commercial purpose (including, without limitation, for purposes of advertising, soliciting funds, collecting product prices, and selling products); (ii) use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing any Trademarks; (iii) engage in any activities through or in connection with the Service that seek to attempt to or do harm any individuals or entities or are unlawful, offensive, obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, threatening, harassing, or abusive, or that violate any right of any third party, or are otherwise objectionable to Sekisui; (iv) to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, reverse assemble, or modify any Service source or object code or any software or other products, services, or processes accessible through any portion of the Service; (v) engage in any activity that interferes with a user’s access to the Service or the proper operation of the Service, or otherwise causes harm to the Service, Sekisui, or other users of the Service; (vi) interfere with or circumvent any security feature of the Service or any feature that restricts or enforces limitations on use of or access to the Service, the Content, or the User-Generated Content; (vii) harvest or otherwise collect or store any information (including personally identifiable information about other users of the Service, including e-mail addresses, without the express consent of such users); (viii) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Service, other computer systems or networks connected to the Service, through password mining or any other means; or (ix) otherwise violate these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms.

B. Content Use Restrictions.  You also agree that, in using the Service: (i) you will not monitor, gather, copy, or distribute the Content (except as may be a result of standard search engine activity or use of a standard browser) on the Service by using any robot, rover, “bot”, spider, scraper, crawler, spyware, engine, device, software, extraction tool, or any other automatic device, utility, or manual process of any kind; (ii) you will not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any such Content (including any images, text, or page layout); (iii) you will keep intact all Trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property notices contained in such Content; (iv) you will not use such Content in a manner that suggests an unauthorized association with any of our or our licensors’ products, services, or brands; (v) you will not make any modifications to such Content; (vi) you will not copy, modify, reproduce, archive, sell, lease, rent, exchange, create derivative works from, publish by hard copy or electronic means, publicly perform, display, disseminate, distribute, broadcast, retransmit, circulate or transfer to any third party or on any third-party application or website, or otherwise use or exploit such Content in any way for any purpose except as specifically permitted by these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms or with the prior written consent of an officer of Sekisui or, in the case of Content from a licensor, the owner of the Content; and (vii) you will not insert any code or product to manipulate such Content in any way that adversely affects any user experience.

C. Availability of Service and Content.  Sekisui may immediately suspend or terminate the availability of the Service and Content (and any elements and features of them), in whole or in part, for any reason, in Sekisui’s sole discretion, and without advance notice or liability. 

D. Reservation of All Rights Not Granted as to Content and Service.  These Terms and any applicable Additional Terms include only narrow, limited grants of rights to make use of Content and to use and access the Service.  No right or license may be construed, under any legal theory, by implication, estoppel, industry custom, or otherwise.  All rights not expressly granted to you are reserved by Sekisui and its licensors and other third parties.  Any unauthorized use of any Content or the Service for any purpose is prohibited.Notices, Questions and Customer Service

You agree that: (1) we may give you notices of new, revised or changed terms and other important matters by prominently posting notice on the home page of the Service, or in another reasonable manner; and (2) we may contact you by mail or e-mail sent to the address provided by you.  All legal notices to us must be sent to Sekisui Diagnostics, LLC, Attn: VP Legal Affairs, 4 Hartwell Place, Lexington, MA 02421  USA

If you have a question regarding using the Service, you may contact Sekisui Customer Support by sending an e-mail to questions@sekisui-dx.com or calling 800-332-1042 or +1-781-652-7800.  You acknowledge that the provision of customer support is at Sekisui’s sole discretion and that we have no obligation to provide you with customer support of any kind.  We may provide you with customer support from time to time, at our sole discretion.

4.  Links By You To the Service

We grant you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, non-assignable, personal, and non-transferable license to create hyperlinks to the Service, so long as: (a) the links only incorporate text, and do not use any Trademarks, (b) the links and the content on your website do not suggest any affiliation with Sekisui or cause any other confusion, and (c) the links and the content on your website do not portray Sekisui or its products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter, and do not contain content that is unlawful, offensive, obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, threatening, harassing, or abusive, or that violate any right of any third party or are otherwise objectionable to Sekisui.  Sekisui reserves the right to suspend or prohibit linking to the Service for any reason, in its sole discretion, without advance notice or any liability of any kind to you or any third party.

5.  Third-Party Sites; Advertisements; Dealings with Third Parties

A.  Third-Party Content and Sites; Advertisements.  The Service may contain third party plug-ins and/or applications, and/or links to third-party websites that are not owned, controlled or operated by Sekisui, and the Service may also include links to third-party ads, tools and/or other content on the Service or otherwise, to or from third-party sites (collectively, “Third-Party Sites”), including websites operated by advertisers, licensors, licensees, and certain other third parties who may have business relationships with Sekisui.  This may include the ability to link to and to post content on this party sites and services such as facebook using their plug-ins made available on our Services.  We may also host our content, apps and tools on Third-Party Sites.  Sekisui may have no control over the content, operations, policies, terms, or other elements of Third-Party Sites, and Sekisui does not assume any obligation to review any Third-Party Sites.  Sekisuidoesnot necessarily endorse, approve, or sponsor any Third-Party Sites, or any third-party content, advertising, information, materials, products, services, or other items.  Furthermore, Sekisui is not responsible for the quality or delivery of the products or services offered, accessed, obtained by or advertised at such Third-Party Sites.  Finally, Sekisui will under no circumstances be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or special loss or other damage, whether arising from negligence, breach of contract, defamation, infringement of copyright or other intellectual property rights, caused by the exhibition, distribution or exploitation of any information or content contained within these Third-Party Sites.  Any activities you engage in connection with any of the same are subject to the privacy and other policies, terms and conditions of use and/or sale, and rules issued by the operator of the Third-Party Sites.  Sekisui DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.

B. Dealings with Third Parties.  Any interactions, correspondence, transactions, and other dealings that you have with any third parties found on or through the Service (including on or via Third-Party Sites or advertisements) are solely between you and the third party (including issues related to the content of third-party advertisements, payments, delivery of goods, warranties (including product warranties), privacy and data security, and the like).  Sekisui disclaims all liability in connection therewith.

6. Dispute Resolution

Certain portions of this Section 6 are deemed to be a “written agreement to arbitrate” pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act.  You and Sekisui agree that we intend that this Section 6 satisfies the “writing” requirement of the Federal Arbitration Act and/or the New York Convention of 1958.  This Section 6 can only be amended by mutual agreement in writing signed by both parties.

A. First – Try to Resolve Disputes.  Each of us will attempt to resolve disputes as follows.  As used herein, the following disputes will be “Arbitration Disputes”: any controversy, allegation, or claim that arises out of or relates to data collection, data privacy or security, data breach, text messaging, or collection, use or disclosure of individual or aggregate consumer information and data whether personally identifiable or otherwise, and which is connected to the provision or use of the Service. Any other dispute, however arising, that is not an Arbitration Dispute is an “Excluded Dispute”.  In the event of either an Arbitration Dispute or an Excluded Dispute you and we agree to send a written notice to the other providing a reasonable description of the Arbitration Dispute or Excluded Dispute, along with a proposed resolution of it.  Our notice to you will be sent to you based on the most recent contact information that you provide us.  But if no such contact information exists or if such information is not current, then we have no obligation under this Section 6(A).  Your notice to us must be sent to: Sekisui Diagnostics, LLC, Attn: VP Legal Affairs,  4 Hartwell Place, Lexington, MA 02421.  For a period of sixty (60) days from the date of receipt of notice from the other party, Sekisui and you will engage in a dialogue in order to attempt to resolve the Arbitration Dispute or Excluded Dispute, though nothing will require either you or Sekisui to resolve the Arbitration Dispute or Excluded Dispute on terms with respect to which you and Sekisui, in each of our sole discretion, are not comfortable.

B. Binding Arbitration.  If we cannot resolve an Arbitration Dispute as set forth in Section 6(A) (or agree to arbitration in writing with respect to an Excluded Dispute) within sixty (60) days of receipt of the notice, then ANY AND ALL ARBITRATION DISPUTES ARISING BETWEEN YOU AND SEKISUI MUST BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION.  THIS INCLUDES ANY AND ALL ARBITRATION DISPUTES WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, STATUTE, REGULATION, ORDINANCE, TORT - INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, FRAUD, ANY OTHER INTENTIONAL TORT OR COMMON LAW, CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISION, RESPONDEAT SUPERIOR, AGENCY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY - AND WHETHER ARISING BEFORE OR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THESE TERMS.  The Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) shall govern the arbitrability of all Arbitration Disputes between Sekisui and you regarding these Terms (and any Additional Terms) and the Service, including the No Class Action Matters section below.  BY AGREEING TO ARBITRATE, EACH PARTY IS GIVING UP ITS RIGHT TO GO TO COURT AND HAVE ANY ARBITRATION DISPUTE HEARD BY A JUDGE OR JURY. Sekisui and you agree, however, that Massachusetts or federal law shall apply to and govern, as appropriate, any and all claims or causes of action, remedies, and damages arising between you and Sekisui regarding these Terms and the Service, whether arising or stated in contract, statute, common law, or any other legal theory, without regard to Massachusetts’s choice of law principles. 

An Arbitration Dispute will be resolved solely by binding arbitration in accordance with the then-current Commercial Arbitration Rules (“Rules”) of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), except as modified herein, and in accordance with the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes.  The arbitration will be administered by the AAA, with one arbitrator appointed.  If an in-person arbitration hearing is required, then it will be conducted in the “metropolitan statistical area” (as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau) where you are a resident at the time the Arbitration Dispute is submitted to arbitration.  You and we will pay the administrative and arbitrator’s fees and other costs in accordance with the applicable arbitration rules; but if applicable arbitration rules or laws require Sekisui to pay a greater portion or all of such fees and costs in order for this Section 6 to be enforceable, then Sekisui will have the right to elect to pay the fees and costs and proceed to arbitration.  The arbitrator will apply and be bound by these Terms and any Additional Terms, and will determine any Arbitration Dispute according to applicable law and facts based upon the record and no other basis, and will issue a short reasoned award only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent to provide relief warranted by that party’s individual claim.  Issues relating to the enforceability of the arbitration and class action waiver provisions contained herein are for the court to decide.  This arbitration provision shall survive termination of these Terms or the Service. You can obtain AAA procedures, rules, and fee information as follows:  800.778.7879 and http://www.adr.org.

C. Limited Time to File Claims.  TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IF YOU OR WE WANT TO ASSERT AN ARBITRATION DISPUTE (BUT NOT AN EXCLUDED DISPUTE) AGAINST THE OTHER, THEN YOU OR WE MUST COMMENCE IT (BY DELIVERY OF WRITTEN NOTICE AS SET FORTH IN SECTION 7(A)) WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE ARBITRATION DISPUTE ARISES -- OR IT WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.  Commencing means, as applicable (a) by delivery of written notice as set forth above in Section 6(A); (b) filing for arbitration with the AAA as set forth in Section 6(B); or (c) filing an action in state or Federal court.  The parties expressly waive any contrary statute of limitations or time bars, both legal and equitable, to the Arbitration Disputes.

D. Injunctive Relief.  The foregoing provisions of this Section 6 will not apply to any legal action taken by Sekisui to seek an injunction or other equitable relief in connection with, any loss, cost, or damage (or any potential loss, cost, or damage) relating to the Site, any Content, your User-Generated Content and/or Sekisui’ intellectual property rights (including such Sekisui may claim that may be in dispute), Sekisui’s operations, and/or Sekisui’s products or services. 

E.  No Class Action Matters.  YOU AND SEKISUI AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING OR AS AN ASSOCIATION.  Arbitration Disputes will be arbitrated only on an individual basis and will not be joined or consolidated with any other arbitrations or other proceedings that involve any claim or controversy of any other party.  There shall be no right or authority for any Arbitration Dispute to be arbitrated on a class action basis or on any basis involving Arbitration Disputes brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf of the general public, or other persons or entities similarly situated.  But if, for any reason, any court with competent jurisdiction holds that this restriction is unconscionable or unenforceable, then our agreement in Section 6(B) to arbitrate will not apply and the Arbitration Dispute must be brought exclusively in court pursuant to Section 6(F).  Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section 6 or applicable rules of the AAA, any and all issues relating to the scope, interpretation and enforceability of the class action waiver provisions contained herein (described in this “No Class Action Matters” section), are to be decided only by a court of competent jurisdiction, and not by the arbitrator.  The arbitrator does not have the power to vary these class action waiver provisions.

F.  Small Claims Matters Are Excluded From Arbitration Requirement.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, either of us may bring qualifying claim of Arbitration Disputes (but not Excluded Disputes) in small claims court of competent jurisdiction.

G. Federal and State Courts in or for Boston, Massachusetts.  Except where arbitration is required as above, small claims actions, or with respect to the enforcement of any arbitration decision or award, any action or proceeding relating to the Site and/or these Terms may only be instituted in state or Federal court in or for Boston, Massachusetts.  Accordingly, you and Sekisui consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts for such matters.

7.  DISCLAIMER OF REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. 

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE”, AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS.  Therefore, to the fullest extent permissible by law, Sekisui Diagnostics, LLC, its direct and indirect parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and each of their respective employees, directors, members, managers, shareholders, agents, vendors, licensors, licensees, contractors, customers, successors, and assigns (collectively, “Sekisui Parties”) hereby disclaim and make no representations, warranties, endorsements, or promises, express or implied, as to:

(a) the Service (including the Content and the User-Generated Content);

(b)the functions, features, or any other elements on, or made accessible through, the Service;

(c)any products, services, or instructions offered or referenced at or linked through the Service;

(d)security associated with the transmission of your User-Generated Content transmitted to Sekisui or via the Service;

(e) whether the Service or the servers that make the Service available are free from any harmful components (including viruses, Trojan horses, and other technologies that could adversely impact your Device);

(f) whether the information (including any instructions) on the Service is accurate, complete, correct, adequate, useful, timely, or reliable;

(g) whether any defects to or errors on the Service will be repaired or corrected;

(h) whether your access to the Service will be uninterrupted;

(i) whether the Service will be available at any particular time or location; and

(j) whether your use of the Service is lawful in any particular jurisdiction. 

EXCEPT FOR ANY SPECIFIC WARRANTIES PROVIDED HEREIN OR IN ADDITIONAL TERMS PROVIDED BY A SEKISUI PARTY, SEKISUI PARTIES HEREBY FURTHER DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR MISAPPROPRIATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES, TITLE, CUSTOM, TRADE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION, AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS.

Some jurisdictions limit or do not allow the disclaimer of implied or other warranties so the above disclaimers may not apply to the extent such jurisdictions’ laws are applicable, and you may have additional rights.

8.  LIMITATIONS OF OUR LIABILITY

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY SEKISUI PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, including personal injury or death or for any direct, indirect, economic, exemplary, special, punitive, incidental, or consequential losses or damages of any kind, including without limitation loss of profits, that are directly or indirectly related to:

(a) the Service (including the Content and the User-Generated Content);

(b) your use of or inability to use the Service, or the performance of the Service;

(c) any action taken in connection with an investigation by Sekisui Parties or law enforcement authorities regarding your access to or use of the Service;

(d)any action taken in connection with copyright or other intellectual property owners or other rights owners;

(e)  any errors or omissions in the Service’s technical operation; or

(f) any damage to any user’s computer, hardware, software, modem, or other equipment or technology, including damage from any security breach or from any virus, bugs, tampering, fraud, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer line, or network failure or any other technical or other malfunction, including losses or damages in the form of lost profits, loss of goodwill, loss of data, work stoppage, accuracy of results, or equipment failure or malfunction.

The foregoing limitations of liability will apply even if any of the foregoing events or circumstances were foreseeable and even if Sekisui Parties were advised of or should have known of the possibility of such losses or damages, regardless of whether you bring an action based in contract, negligence, strict liability, or tort (including whether caused, in whole or in part, by negligence, acts of god, telecommunications failure, or destruction of the Service). 

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages of the sort that are described above, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you, and you may have additional rights.

EXCEPT AS MAY BE PROVIDED IN ANY APPLICABLE ADDITIONAL TERMS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL SEKISUI PARTIES’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU, FOR ALL POSSIBLE DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE AND YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THESE TERMS, EXCEED AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID SEKISUI IN CONNECTION WITH THE TRANSACTION(S) THAT UNDERLIE THE CLAIM(S); PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THIS PROVISION WILL NOT APPLY IF A COURT OR TRIBUNAL WITH APPLICABLE JURISDICTION FINDS SUCH TO BE UNCONSCIONABLE.  FOR PURPOSES OF CLARITY, THE PRIOR SENTENCE DOES NOT EXPAND OR LIMIT ANY EXPRESS, WRITTEN PRODUCT WARRANTY THAT IS PROVIDED BY SEKISUI OR A MANUFACTURER OF A PHYSICAL PRODUCT.

9. Waiver of Injunctive or Other Equitable Relief

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IF YOU CLAIM THAT YOU HAVE INCURRED ANY LOSS, DAMAGES, OR INJURIES IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, THEN THE LOSSES, DAMAGES, AND INJURIES WILL NOT BE IRREPARABLE OR SUFFICIENT TO ENTITLE YOU TO AN INJUNCTION OR TO OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF OF ANY KIND.  THIS MEANS THAT, IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR CLAIM, YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT SEEK, AND THAT YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN, ANY COURT OR OTHER ACTION THAT MAY INTERFERE WITH OR PREVENT THE DEVELOPMENT OR EXPLOITATION OF ANY WEBSITE, APPLICATION, CONTENT, USER-GENERATED CONTENT, PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNED, LICENSED, USED OR CONTROLLED BY SEKISUI (INCLUDING YOUR LICENSED USER-GENERATED CONTENT) OR A LICENSOR OF SEKISUI.

10. Updates to Terms.  These Terms (or if applicable Additional Terms), in the form posted at the time of your use of the applicable services to which it applies, shall govern such use (including transactions entered during such use).  AS OUR SERVICE EVOLVES, THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH WE OFFER THE SERVICE MAY PROSPECTIVELY BE MODIFIED AND WE MAY CEASE OFFERING THE SERVICE UNDER THE TERMS OR APPLICABLE ADDITIONAL TERMS FOR WHICH THEY WERE PREVIOUSLY OFFERED.  ACCORDINGLY, EACH TIME YOU SIGN IN TO OR OTHERWISE USE THE SERVICE YOU ARE ENTERING INTO A NEW AGREEMENT WITH US ON THE THEN APPLICABLE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND YOU AGREE THAT WE MAY NOTIFY YOU OF ADDITIONAL TERMS BY POSTING THEM ON THE SERVICE (OR IN ANY OTHER REASONABLE MANNER OF NOTICE WHICH WE ELECT), AND THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE AFTER SUCH NOTICE CONSTITUTES YOUR GOING FORWARD AGREEMENT TO THE ADDITIONAL TERMS FOR YOUR NEW USE AND TRANSACTIONS.  Therefore, you should review the posted Terms and any applicable Additional Terms each time you use the Service (at least prior to each transaction or submission).  The applicable Additional Terms will be effective as to new use and transactions as of the time that we post them, or such later date as may be specified in them or in other notice to you.  However, the Terms (and any applicable Additional Terms) that applied when you previously used the Service will continue to apply to such prior use and any specific term to which we previously committed to apply those terms (if applicable) (i.e., changes and additions are prospective only) unless mutually agreed.  In the event any notice to you of new, revised or additional terms is determined by a tribunal to be insufficient, the prior agreement shall continue until sufficient notice to establish a new agreement occurs.  You should frequently check the home page, for notices, all of which you agree are reasonable manners of providing you notice.  You can reject any new, revised or Additional Terms by discontinuing use of the Service and related services. 

11. General Provisions

A. Sekisui’s Consent or Approval.  As to any provision in these Terms or any Additional Terms that grants Sekisui a right of consent or approval, or permits Sekisui to exercise a right in its “sole discretion,” Sekisui may exercise that right in its sole and absolute discretion.  No Sekisui consent or approval may be deemed to have been granted by Sekisui without being in writing and signed by an officer of Sekisui. 

B.  Applicable Law.  These Terms and any applicable Additional Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with, and any Arbitration Dispute and Excluded Dispute will be resolved in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions.

C. Indemnity.  You agree to, and you hereby, defend, indemnify, and hold Sekisui Parties harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs, investigations, liabilities, judgments, fines, penalties, settlements, interest, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) that directly or indirectly arise from or are related to any claim, suit, action, demand, or proceeding made or brought against any Sekisui Party, or on account of the investigation, defense, or settlement thereof, arising out of or in connection with, whether occurring heretofore or hereafter: (i) your User-Generated Content; (ii) your use of the Service and your activities in connection with the Service; (iii) your breach or alleged breach of these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms; (iv) your violation or alleged violation of any laws, rules, regulations, codes, statutes, ordinances, or orders of any governmental or quasi-governmental authorities in connection with your use of the Service or your activities in connection with the Service; (v) information or material transmitted through your Device, even if not submitted by you, that infringes, violates, or misappropriates any copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, patent, publicity, privacy, or other right of any person or entity; (vi) any misrepresentation made by you; and (vii) Sekisui Parties’ use of the information that you submit to us (including your User-Generated Content) (all of the foregoing, “Claims and Losses”).  You will cooperate as fully required by Sekisui Parties in the defense of any Claim and Losses.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, SekisuiParties retain the exclusive right to settle, compromise, and pay any and all Claims and Losses.  SekisuiParties reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any Claims and Losses.  You will not settle any Claims and Losses without, in each instance, the prior written consent of an officer of a Sekisui Party.

D.Operation of Service; Availability of Products and Services; International Issues.  Sekisuicontrols and operates the Service from its U.S.-based offices in the U.S.A., and Sekisui makes no representation that the Service is appropriate or available for use beyond the U.S.A.  If you use the Service from other locations, you are doing so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws regarding your online conduct and acceptable content, if and to the extent local laws apply.  The Service may describe products and services that are available only in the U.S.A. (or only parts of it) and are not available worldwide.  We reserve the right to limit the availability of the Service and/or the provision of any content, program, product, service, or other feature described or available on the Service to any person, entity, geographic area, or jurisdiction, at any time and in our sole discretion, and to limit the quantities of any content, program, product, service, or other feature that we provide.  You agree that the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to these Terms or to any sale of goods carried out as a result of your use of the Service.

E.  Export Controls.  Software related to or made available by the Service may be subject to export controls of the U.S.A.  To the extent permissible under applicable domestic laws, no software from the Service may be downloaded, exported, or re-exported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) any country or other jurisdiction to which the U.S.A. has embargoes (which, as of the effective date of these Terms, includes Cuba, North Korea, Iran, Sudan, and Syria), or (ii) 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, or (iii) to anyone on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security Entities List as published in the Export Administration Regulations (including entities engaged in weapons of mass destruction proliferation in various countries and persons and entities that are suspected of diverting U.S. origin items to embargoed countries or terrorist end-uses).  You are responsible for complying with all applicable trade regulations and laws both foreign and domestic.  Except as authorized by law, you agree and warrant not to export or re-export the software to any county, or to any person, entity, or end-user subject to U.S. export controls or sanctions, including, without limitation, as set forth in subsections (i) – (iii) above.

F.  Severability; Interpretation.  If any provision of these Terms, or any Additional Terms, is for any reason deemed invalid, unlawful, void, or unenforceable by a court or arbitrator of competent jurisdiction, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms or the Additional Terms, and the invalidity of the provision will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of these Terms or the applicable Additional Terms (which will remain in full force and effect).  To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to waive, and you hereby waive, any applicable statutory and common law that may permit a contract to be construed against its drafter.  Wherever the word “including” is used in these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms, the word will be deemed to mean “including, without limitation.”  The summaries of provisions and section headings are provided for convenience only and shall not limit the full Terms.

G.  Communications.  When you communicate with us electronically, such as via e-mail and text message, you consent to receive communications from us electronically.  We will try to promptly respond to all inquiries, but we are not obligated to do so.  You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

H.  Investigations; Cooperation with Law Enforcement; Termination; Survival.  Sekisui reserves the right, without any limitation, to: (i) investigate any suspected breaches of its Service security or its information technology or other systems or networks, (ii) investigate any suspected breaches of these Terms and any applicable Additional Terms, (iii) investigate any information obtained by Sekisui in connection with reviewing law enforcement databases or complying with criminal laws, (iv) involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in investigating any of the foregoing matters, (v) prosecute violators of these Terms and any applicable Additional Terms, and (vi) discontinue the Service, in whole or in part, or, except as may be expressly set forth in any applicable Additional Terms, suspend or terminate your access to it, in whole or in part, including any user Accounts or registrations, at any time, without notice, for any reason and without any obligation to you or any third party.   Any suspension or termination will not affect your obligations to Sekisui under these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms.  Upon suspension or termination of your access to the Service, or upon notice from Sekisui, all rights granted to you under these Terms or any Additional Terms will cease immediately, and you agree that you will immediately discontinue use of the Service.  The provisions of these Terms and any applicable Additional Terms, which by their nature should survive your suspension or termination will survive, including the rights and licenses you grant to Sekisui in these Terms, as well as the indemnities, releases, disclaimers, and limitations on liability and the provisions regarding jurisdiction, choice of law, no class action, and mandatory arbitration.

I.Assignment.  Sekisui may assign its rights and obligations under these Terms and any applicable Additional Terms, in whole or in part, to any party at any time without any notice.  These Terms and any applicable Additional Terms may not be assigned by you, and you may not delegate your duties under them, without the prior written consent of an officer of Sekisui. 

J. No Waiver.  Except as expressly set forth in these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms, (i) no failure or delay by you or Sekisui in exercising any of rights, powers, or remedies under will operate as a waiver of that or any other right, power, or remedy, and (ii) no waiver or modification of any term of these Terms or any applicable Additional Terms will be effective unless in writing and signed by the party against whom the waiver or modification is sought to be enforced.

K. U.S. Government Restricted Rights.  If you are a U.S. government end user, then this provision applies to you.  The Service provided in connection with these Terms has been developed entirely at private expense, as defined in FAR section 2.101, DFARS section 252.227-7014(a)(1) and DFARS section 252.227-7015 (or any equivalent or subsequent agency regulation thereof), and is provided as “commercial items,” “commercial computer site” and/or “commercial computer site documentation.”  Consistent with DFARS section 227.7202 and FAR section 12.212 and to the extent required under U.S. federal law, the minimum restricted rights as set forth in FAR section 52.227-19 (or any equivalent or subsequent agency regulation thereof), any use, modification, reproduction, release, performance, display, disclosure or distribution thereof by or for the U.S. Government shall be governed solely by these Terms and shall be prohibited except to the extent expressly permitted by these Terms.

L.Connectivity.  You are responsible for obtaining and maintaining all Devices and other equipment and software, and all internet service provider, mobile service, and other services needed for your access to and use of the Service and you will be responsible for all charges related to them.

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