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Terms of Service 2020-02-01 (LO) Terms of Service Last Updated: February 1, 2020.
These Terms of Service (the “TOS” or “Agreement”) form a binding, legal agreement between Connect Mobile Utilities (“TIS” or “we”) and you. By accepting this Agreement or using or accessing any Connect Mobile Utilities Service, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by all the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you do not agree with this TOS, you are not permitted to access or use any Connect Mobile Utilities Service(s) and must immediately stop doing so. TO THOSE THAT LICENSE OR USE THE CONNECT MOBILE UTILITIES SERVICES FROM WITHIN THE UNITED STATES THIS AGREEMENT INCLUDES A BINDING ARBITRATION PROVISION AND WAIVES YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN CLASS ACTION CLAIMS. PLEASE READ THOSE PROVISIONS CAREFULLY AS THEY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS. These Terms of Service are effective as of February 1, 2020.
1. Your Account. You may need to create a Connect Mobile Utilities account (“Account”) to place orders for or use certain Connect Mobile Utilities Services (or some of their features). You understand that we may send notices, e-mails, statements, announcements and other account-related information to you using the information on your Account, and you hereby consent to us doing so. You represent and warrant that your Account information is accurate and complete, and you agree to keep your Account information (including any payment information) up-to-date, accurate and complete. You are responsible for the security of your Account, including for keeping any access credentials (such as user IDs, passwords and other access credentials) secure. You must not share your access credentials with any other person or entity and, in case of any security breach, you must promptly notify Connect Mobile Utilities and change your access credentials immediately. You are solely responsible for all activities that occur on or through your Account, including any purchases. In no event will any Connect Mobile Utilities Entity (as defined below) be responsible for any activity, damages, liability or losses arising out of or resulting from the unauthorized use of your Account or from your failure to keep your Account information and access credentials secure, accurate and complete.
2. Use Rights.
2.1. Your Use Rights. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Connect Mobile Utilities grants you a personal, nontransferable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, limited, revocable license to use the Connect Mobile Utilities Service(s) that Connect Mobile Utilities makes accessible to you (either itself or through a Distributor), provided you use the Connect Mobile Utilities Service solely for your personal, noncommercial use and strictly in accordance with this Agreement and any applicable Guidelines, Documentation and Usage Limits (as defined below). You may use Connect Mobile Utilities’s mobile apps only on those mobile devices that you legally own and control, and you understand and agree that Connect Mobile Utilities may impose Usage Limits on your use as described below.
2.2. Paid Subscription. Connect Mobile Utilities may make certain Connect Mobile Utilities Services (such as our mobile apps or Paid features) available to you for a fee (each such Connect Mobile Utilities Service, a “Paid Subscription”). These Paid Subscription(s) are provided to you for a monthly, annual or other subscription term specified at the time you place your order (the “Subscription Term”). With respect to Paid Subscriptions, the rights granted to you above: (i) are subject to our receipt of payment of the applicable fees (either directly from you or from the Distributor through whom you purchased the product) and (ii) end when your Subscription Term is cancelled or terminated.
2.3. Documentation and Support. We may provide you with access to online FAQs, information, tips and other materials to help you use Connect Mobile Utilities Services (the “Documentation”, currently available here). Any additional Connect Mobile Utilities support services (such as email or phone support) are provided at our discretion, and you understand and agree that Connect Mobile Utilities may discontinue Terms of Service 2018-07-20 (LO) and/or change its support services (including by modifying support hours and communication channels) at any time without liability to you. To the extent permitted by applicable law all Documentation and support services are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind. Connect Mobile Utilities does not guarantee that errors will be resolved, that our Documentation or responses will be accurate or that responses will be timely. If you have obtained any Connect Mobile Utilities Services from one of Connect Mobile Utilities’s Distributors, that Distributor has no responsibility to provide you with any warranty, maintenance or support services with respect to the Connect Mobile Utilities Services or for otherwise addressing any issue or claim with Connect Mobile Utilities Services.
2.4. Usage Limits. You understand and agree that, from time to time and without liability to you, Connect Mobile Utilities may establish and/or modify its general practices and usage limits regarding the Connect Mobile Utilities Services (such practices and usage limits, the “Usage Limits”). Usage Limits may include the features included in a Paid Subscription package, limits on the number of devices that can be associated with an Account, the number of devices where our mobile app can be installed, and storage limits. The latest Usage Limits are generally available in our Documentation or in the Connect Mobile Utilities Service itself. These Usage Limits may vary depending on how you receive Connect Mobile Utilities Services, so please contact Connect Mobile Utilities’s support with any questions.
2.5. Updates and Product Changes. Unless otherwise specified by Connect Mobile Utilities in writing, this Agreement will also govern any bugfixes, patches, maintenance releases, upgrades and updates to Connect Mobile Utilities Services that Connect Mobile Utilities develops and makes available to you (“Updates”), and such Updates will be considered “Connect Mobile Utilities Services” under this Agreement. However, you understand and agree that Connect Mobile Utilities has no obligation to provide you with Updates and that any Updates may be made available for a fee or under different or additional terms and conditions, as determined by Connect Mobile Utilities. Connect Mobile Utilities Services consisting of installable software (such as our mobile app) may update automatically on your device once a new version or feature is available, and you consent to such automatic Updates. We are constantly changing and improving our Connect Mobile Utilities Services, so we reserve the right without liability to you to add or remove functionalities or features, to modify Connect Mobile Utilities Services and to suspend or stop a Connect Mobile Utilities Service altogether.
2.6. General Restrictions. You must not (and agree not to permit, induce, assist or encourage anyone else to): (i) rent, lease, sell, offer to sell, distribute, transfer or sublicense any Connect Mobile Utilities Service; (ii) permit anyone else to use or access your Account or any Connect Mobile Utilities Service licensed to you (including by sharing your access credentials or license keys); (iii) use any Connect Mobile Utilities Service (or any component thereof, including any results or output derived from a Connect Mobile Utilities Service) to power or support any other site, software, product or service, or otherwise for any other person or entity’s benefit; (iv) integrate, include or provide any Connect Mobile Utilities Service (or any component thereof, including any results or output derived from a Connect Mobile Utilities Service) in or as part of another site, software, product or service; (v) execute Connect Mobile Utilities’s mobile apps in any environment (including any emulated environment) other than on personal mobile device(s) that you legally own and control; (vi) modify, alter, tamper with or create any derivative work of any Connect Mobile Utilities Service (or any feature or component thereof), or use or access any Connect Mobile Utilities Service to attempt to create a substitute or similar product; (vii) attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or otherwise obtain the source code, underlying ideas, algorithms, file formats, or non-public APIs of any component of a Connect Mobile Utilities Service (including executable and configurable content or any data from Connect Mobile Utilities’s security cloud service), except where permitted by law (and then only with advance notice to Connect Mobile Utilities); (viii) without our prior written permission, perform tests on a Connect Mobile Utilities Service, publicly disseminate test-related information about a Connect Mobile Utilities Service, or otherwise use or access any Connect Mobile Utilities Service as a research tool or for competitive intelligence purposes (including to verify a set of known results); (ix) make more copies of any Connect Mobile Utilities installable software than are reasonably required to support your authorized use; (x) access or use a Connect Mobile Utilities Service in a way that avoids incurring applicable fees or hiding usage; (xi) re-download or re-access any Connect Mobile Utilities Services after we have terminated your license, subscription or Account; or (xii) obscure any proprietary or other notices contained in any component of the Connect Mobile Utilities Service (including any results or output). You understand and agree that any violations of these restrictions will constitute a breach of this Agreement and a violation of Connect Mobile Utilities’s intellectual property rights.
3. User Content, Data and Feedback.
3.3. Responsibility for User Data and User Content. You are solely responsible for User Content, User Data and your use of Connect Mobile Utilities Services. We do not endorse User Content or User Data, have no obligation to monitor any User Content or User Data, and assume no responsibility whatsoever for these materials. In all cases, Connect Mobile Utilities reserves the right to remove or disable access to any User Content or User Data without liability to you for any or no reason, including to account for changes to Connect Mobile Utilities Services or Usage Limits or to prevent breaches of this Agreement, harm to other users, or liability to third parties. Connect Mobile Utilities may take these actions without prior notification to you or any third party. Removal or disabling of access to these materials shall be at our sole discretion and to the extent permissible in the jurisdiction where the Connect Mobile Utilities Services are provided, we do not promise to remove or disable access to any specific User Content or User Data. You are solely responsible for maintaining additional backup of User Content and any User Data, and Connect Mobile Utilities is not responsible for loss or destruction of these materials.
3.4. DMCA. If you are the owner of content, please note that it is our policy to respect the legitimate rights of copyright and trademark owners and (in appropriate circumstances) terminate the Accounts of users who infringe the intellectual property of others, including repeat infringers. We will respond to clear notices of alleged infringement in accordance with our DMCA Policy.
4. Some Additional Rules.
4.1. Legal Consent. You may use a Connect Mobile Utilities Service only if you can form a binding contract with Connect Mobile Utilities and are not a person barred from receiving the Connect Mobile Utilities Service under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. You represent and warrant that: (i) you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent and (ii) are fully able and competent, and have the legal power, capacity and authority, to enter into this Agreement and to abide by and comply with it. In any event, if you are under 16, you are not permitted to use any Connect Mobile Utilities Service.
4.2. Acceptable Use. You agree to abide by our Acceptable Use Policy (available below) and represent and warrant that the User Data, User Content and your use of any Connect Mobile Utilities Service will not: (i) violate any local, state, federal or international law, rule or regulation; (ii) harm any person or entity; (iii) infringe any person or entity’s rights (including intellectual property, privacy, publicity and other rights); or (iv) violate this Agreement. You further represent and warrant that you have all rights, releases and permissions needed to: (x) permit you to use the Connect Mobile Utilities Services (including, where applicable, to manage multiple devices in a plan) and (y) grant us the licenses, rights and consents under this Agreement (including as provided in Section 4 above).
4.4. Third Party Products. Some Connect Mobile Utilities Services may link to, be installed on or be provided with products, apps, software, add-ons, extensions, websites, online services, features, functionality and/or content that is owned or controlled by third parties (such items, the “Third Party Products”). Third Party Products may be governed by terms of service, privacy policies, and other agreements between you and the provider of such products, and you agree to review and abide by such terms and policies.
4.5. Other Service-Specific Terms. Our Connect Mobile Utilities Services are very diverse, so sometimes we may post or provide additional terms, conditions and guidelines (collectively, the “Guidelines”) applicable to a particular Connect Mobile Utilities Service (or particular features). If you access or use such Connect Mobile Utilities Services, those Guidelines become part of your agreement with us and are incorporated by reference into this Agreement.
5. Payments Terms.
5.1. Fees. If you place an order for a Paid Subscription, you agree to pay the applicable fees upfront for the entire Subscription Term. All fees and charges are nonrefundable and non-creditable, and there are no refunds or credits for partially used Subscription Terms.
5.2. Billing Methods. If you order Paid Subscription from Connect Mobile Utilities using your credit card, we will automatically charge the applicable fees plus any applicable taxes to your credit card for the entire Subscription Term. If your credit card reaches its expiration date, your continued use of the Paid Subscription constitutes your authorization for us to continue billing that credit card and you remain responsible for any uncollected amounts. If you order any Connect Mobile Utilities Services from a Distributor (such as from your wireless operator using carrier billing, by purchasing our mobile app using app-store billing or by purchasing a license key from a Distributor), you may make applicable payments to the Distributor subject to the terms and conditions between you and that Distributor, but your use of Connect Mobile Utilities Services remains subject to this Agreement.
5.3. Trials. From time to time, we may offer trials of Paid Subscriptions for a specified period without payment or at a reduced rate (a “Trial”). Connect Mobile Utilities reserves the right, in its discretion, to determine your eligibility for a Trial, and, subject to applicable laws, to withdraw or to modify a Trial at any time without prior notice and with no liability, to the greatest extent permitted under the law. We may automatically start to charge you for the applicable Paid Subscription on the first day following the end of the Trial, unless you cancel as described in the “Automatic Renewals” section below.
5.4. Failure to Pay. If you fail to timely pay any fees, if we are unable to process your payment, or if we do not receive our corresponding payment from the Distributor from whom you purchased the Paid Subscription, Connect Mobile Utilities at its option may suspend or terminate your right to use the Paid Subscription, without liability to you. Regardless of such termination or suspension, you will be responsible for paying all past due amounts.
5.5. Automatic Renewals. To the extent not prohibited by applicable law and unless otherwise specified by us at the time you place your order Connect Mobile Utilities Paid Subscriptions are provided on a subscription basis for the monthly, annual or other subscription term you selected. You understand and agree that your subscription is autorecurring and will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off (as described below) at least twenty-four hours before the end of the current subscription term. Please note that we reserve the right to change the cost of your subscription effective on automatic renewal of your subscription, and we will notify you of any changes to the cost of your subscription before your subscription renews. When your subscription renews, your account will automatically be charged the then-applicable subscription price, and you hereby authorize us to charge the payment method on your account. Subscriptions may be managed, and auto-renewal may be turned off, by going to the Account Settings screen on your device (or through the account page on the applicable App Store) after your purchase. You may cancel your subscription during a subscription term, however there will be no refunds or credits for partial subscription terms. You agree to receive all communications electronically.
6. Termination and Suspension.
6.1. Termination and Suspension. We may terminate or suspend your Account and/or your access to the Connect Mobile Utilities Services, without prior notice and without liability, for any or no reason, including if we determine in good faith that: (a) you have violated this Agreement, (b) you have infringed third party rights or any applicable laws, rules or regulations, (c) you are no longer actively using the Connect Mobile Utilities Service, or (d) you have failed to pay fees owed to Connect Mobile Utilities. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies Connect Mobile Utilities may have at law, in equity or otherwise. We will make a reasonable attempt to notify you of any termination or suspension of your access to the Connect Mobile Utilities Services using the information on your Account Terms of Service 2018-07-20 (LO) or through the Connect Mobile Utilities Service itself. However, we reserve the right to terminate access to Connect Mobile Utilities Services at any time, with or without notice.
6.2. Effect of Termination. You acknowledge and agree that upon suspension, termination or expiration your ability to access User Content and/or User Data will cease and that Connect Mobile Utilities will have no obligation to store any such items or provide them to you. If we terminate your access to Connect Mobile Utilities Service(s), your license rights shall terminate and you must: (i) immediately cease any use the applicable Connect Mobile Utilities Service(s) and (ii) delete (or, at our request, return) any and all copies you have of the applicable Connect Mobile Utilities Service (if any).
6.3. Survival. All terms and conditions of this Agreement will survive any suspension, termination or expiration, except for the rights granted to you under Section 3.1 (Your Use Rights).
7. Intellectual Property Rights.
7.1. Connect Mobile Utilities Technology. Notwithstanding any use of the words “purchase”, “sale” or similar terms, the Connect Mobile Utilities Services are being licensed to you, not sold. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, Connect Mobile Utilities (or the Connect Mobile Utilities Entities, as applicable) retain all rights, title and interest (including all intellectual property rights) in and to the Connect Mobile Utilities Services, any content, data, results, information, analysis or output generated by or that you obtain from a Connect Mobile Utilities Service, and any Updates, modifications or derivative works of any of the foregoing, including as may incorporate any Feedback. Connect Mobile Utilities reserves any licenses not expressly granted herein.
7.2. Open Source. Sometimes Connect Mobile Utilities may provide you with software, such as mobile apps, that may include components subject to a so-called “open source” software license (such components, “Open-Source Components”). To the extent required by the license terms covering the Open-Source Components, those license terms will apply in lieu of the license terms and restrictions of Section 3; however, the remaining sections of this Agreement, including Section 9 (Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability), will continue to apply to all components of the Connect Mobile Utilities Services, including OpenSource Components.
8. Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability. Please read the following provisions carefully, as they limit the liability of Connect Mobile Utilities Entities. “Connect Mobile Utilities Entities” means: (i) Connect Mobile Utilities, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and related companies (collectively, the “Connect Mobile Utilities Companies”); (ii) the Connect Mobile Utilities Companies’ officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors and representatives; and (iii) the Connect Mobile Utilities Companies’ Distributors, licensors, suppliers, service providers and data providers (including without limitation our providers of hosted services and Identity Protection Services), and their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies, officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors, representatives and data providers.
8.1. Disclaimers. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, EACH CONNECT MOBILE UTILITIES SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND EACH CONNECT MOBILE UTILITIES ENTITY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES (WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE), INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE CONNECT MOBILE UTILITIES ENTITIES (AND EACH OF THEM) DO NOT REPRESENT, WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THAT ANY CONNECT MOBILE UTILITIES SERVICE (INCLUDING ANY CONTENT, DATA, RESULTS, INFORMATION OR OUTPUT THEREIN OR OBTAINED THEREFROM): (A) WILL BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, TIMELY, CURRENT, SECURE (INCLUDING FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS), RELIABLE, UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR MAINTAINED WITHOUT LOSS OR (B) WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS. YOU AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, CONNECT MOBILE UTILITIES AND THE OTHER CONNECT MOBILE UTILITIES ENTITIES WILL NOT BE LIABLE IN WHOLE OR IN PART FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY ARISING OUT OF OR CAUSED BY YOUR USE OF A CONNECT MOBILE UTILITIES SERVICE OR THE CONTENT, DATA, RESULTS, INFORMATION OR OUTPUT THEREIN OR OBTAINED THEREFROM. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATIONS ON APPLICABLE STATUTORY RIGHTS OF A CONSUMER, SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
8.2. Limitations of Liability. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (A) IN NO EVENT WILL CONNECT MOBILE UTILITIES OR ANY OTHER CONNECT MOBILE UTILITIES ENTITY BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF USE, PROFITS OR BUSINESS; DAMAGE INVOLVING ANY DEVICE, EQUIPMENT, SYSTEM, CONTENT OR DATA (INCLUDING FOR LOSS, THEFT OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO SUCH ITEMS); COSTS OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES; REPUTATIONAL HARM; OR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, RELIANCE, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, HOWEVER CAUSED, EVEN IF THE CONNECT MOBILE UTILITIES ENTITY KNOWS OF THE Terms of Service 2018-07-20 (LO) POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND (B) WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, CONNECT MOBILE UTILITIES’S AND THE OTHER CONNECT MOBILE UTILITIES ENTITIES’ TOTAL, COLLECTIVE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT AND THE CONNECT MOBILE UTILITIES SERVICES, IF ANY, SHALL NOT EXCEED IN AGGREGATE THE GREATER OF FIFTY U.S. DOLLARS ($50 US) OR THE FEES ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU FOR THE APPLICABLE CONNECT MOBILE UTILITIES SERVICE IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS PRECEDING THE CLAIM. MULTIPLE CLAIMS WILL NOT EXPAND THIS LIMITATION.
8.3. Third Party Products. THE CONNECT MOBILE UTILITIES ENTITIES: (A) DO NOT ENDORSE, WARRANT OR SUPPORT THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS AND (B) DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY (INCLUDING FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL AND OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY TYPE) ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS OR THEIR BEHAVIOR, FEATURES OR CONTENT.
8.4. Other Terms. THE DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY IN THIS SECTION 9 APPLY IN NEW JERSEY (U.S.) BUT MAY NOT APPLY IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY THOSE JURISDICTION’S LAWS IN THE U.S. OR OTHERWISE. IF THOSE JURISDICTION’S LAWS ARE FOUND TO APPLY TO THIS AGREEMENT, THIS SECTION 9 SHALL APPLY ONLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY SUCH APPLICABLE LAW. WARRANTIES REQUIRED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, IF ANY, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE SHORTEST PERIOD AND MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THIS SECTION 9 WILL SURVIVE AND APPLY TO ANY CLAIMS, DAMAGES AND LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT AND ANY CONNECT MOBILE UTILITIES SERVICES, REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY (CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE), AND EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
You agree to indemnify and hold Connect Mobile Utilities and the Connect Mobile Utilities Entities harmless from and against any third-party claims, proceedings and demands and related losses, costs, damages, liabilities and expenses (including defense costs and reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of or related to: (a) your use or misuse of Connect Mobile Utilities Service(s); (b) your breach of any provision of this Agreement; or (c) your violation or alleged violation of any law or third-party right (including without limitation any intellectual property, privacy, publicity or other right). You further agree to defend Connect Mobile Utilities and the Connect Mobile Utilities Entities against any such claims at our request, but we have right to assume the exclusive defense and control of such claims. You must notify us of any such claims immediately and cooperate with Connect Mobile Utilities in any defense. When you are defending a claim, Connect Mobile Utilities may participate in the defense through counsel of our own choosing and you must not make any admissions, take positions adverse to Connect Mobile Utilities or settle any claim without our prior written consent.
10. Arbitration and Class Action Waiver (U.S. Residents only). PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY. IT AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN COURT. You and Connect Mobile Utilities agree that this Agreement affects interstate commerce and that the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of these arbitration provisions. This Section is intended to be interpreted broadly and governs any and all disputes including but not limited to claims arising out of or relating to this Agreement, any Connect Mobile Utilities Services, and/or any aspect of the relationship between us, whether such claims are based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation or any other legal theory, arose before this Agreement or any prior agreement, or arose after the termination of this Agreement. The only exceptions to this mandatory arbitration provision are described in the “Exceptions” subsection below. By agreeing to this Agreement or using any Connect Mobile Utilities Service, you agree to resolve any and all disputes with Connect Mobile Utilities as follows:
10.1. Initial Dispute Resolution: Most disputes can be resolved without resorting to litigation. Before initiating an arbitration, the parties agree to use their best efforts to settle any dispute, claim, question, or disagreement directly through consultation with the Connect Mobile Utilities support department. You can reach Connect Mobile Utilities’s support department at support@Connect Mobile Utilities.com.
10.3. Class-Action Waiver. The parties further agree that the arbitration shall be conducted in their individual capacities only and not as a class action or other representative action, and the parties expressly waive their right to file a class action or seek relief on a class basis. YOU AND CONNECT MOBILE UTILITIES 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. The parties further agree that the JAMS Rules referenced above shall exclude any rules or procedures governing or permitting class actions. If any court or arbitrator determines that the class action waiver set forth in this paragraph is void or unenforceable for any reason or that an arbitration can proceed on a class basis, then the arbitration provisions set forth in this Arbitration and Class Action Waiver section shall be deemed null and void in their entirety and the parties shall be deemed to have not agreed to arbitrate disputes.
10.4. Costs. To the extent the filing fee for the arbitration exceeds the cost of filing a lawsuit, Connect Mobile Utilities will pay the additional cost. If the arbitrator finds the arbitration to be non-frivolous, Connect Mobile Utilities will pay the fees invoiced by JAMS, including the filing fees and arbitrator and hearing expenses they invoice. You are responsible for your own attorneys’ fees unless the arbitration rules and/or applicable law provide otherwise.
10.5. Location of Arbitration. If you are a resident of the United States, any arbitration hearings may take place in the county where you reside at the time of filing or in another location mutually agreed by the parties. For residents outside the United States, any arbitration shall be initiated in the State of California, United States of America, and you and Connect Mobile Utilities agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of any federal or state court in San Francisco County, California in order to compel arbitration, to stay proceedings pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate, or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator. If your claim is for $50,000 or less, either party may choose to attend a hearing telephonically, videographically or in person. Hearings may also take place telephonically or videographically as provided for in the applicable JAMS Rules.
10.7. 30-Day Right to Opt Out: You have the right to opt out and not be bound by this Arbitration and Class Action Waiver section by sending (from the email address registered to your Account) written notice of your decision to opt out to legal@Connect Mobile Utilities.com with the subject line, “ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER OPT-OUT” and your full legal name. The notice must be sent within thirty (30) days of your first use of the Connect Mobile Utilities Services, otherwise you shall be bound to arbitrate disputes in accordance with the terms of this mandatory arbitration provision. If you opt out of these arbitration provisions, Connect Mobile Utilities also will not be bound by them.
10.8. Changes to This Section: If you have not opted-out of this Arbitration and Class Action Waiver section and Connect Mobile Utilities makes any future change to this section (other than a change to our notice address), you may reject any such change within 30 days of the change by sending us written notice (from the email address registered to your Account) to legal@Connect Mobile Utilities.com with the subject line “OPT OUT OF CHANGES TO ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER” and your full legal name. If you opt out of changes to this section, Connect Mobile Utilities also will not be bound by those changes, and the parties agree to arbitrate any dispute in accordance with the Arbitration and Class Action Waiver section in effect prior to such rejected change. If a court or arbitrator decides that this paragraph is not enforceable or valid, then this paragraph shall be severed from the rest of this Arbitration and Class Action Waiver section, and the court or arbitrator shall apply the first Arbitration and Class Action Waiver section in existence after you began using the Connect Mobile Utilities Services.
10.9. Additional Terms. The parties understand that, absent this mandatory arbitration provision, they would have the right to sue in court and have a jury trial. They further understand that, in some instances, the costs of arbitration could exceed the costs of litigation and the right to discovery may be more limited in arbitration than in court. This Arbitration and Class Action Waiver section shall survive any termination of your Account, the Connect Mobile Utilities Services or this Agreement.
Terms of Service 2020-02-01 (LO)
11.1. Governing Law and Jurisdiction. This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of California and the United States, without regard to choice or conflict of law rules thereof. The terms of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the Sale of Goods do not apply to this Agreement. The Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA) shall not apply to this Agreement regardless of when or where adopted. Except for the claims specified in Section 11.6 (Exceptions) above, any claim or dispute that is not subject to arbitration must be resolved by the state or federal courts for San Francisco County, California, and the parties hereby submit to the jurisdiction of such courts and waive any jurisdictional and venue defenses otherwise available.
11.2. Entire Agreement. Connect Mobile Utilities’s Acceptable Use Policy and any applicable Guidelines are a part of and hereby incorporated into this Agreement. This Agreement (including those policies and guidelines) is the entire agreement between you and Connect Mobile Utilities relating to the Connect Mobile Utilities Services or any other subject matter covered by this Agreement, and it supersedes all other oral or written communications, proposals, discussions and representations with respect to Connect Mobile Utilities Services.
11.3. Amendments. Connect Mobile Utilities reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify this Agreement, at any time and without prior notice. If we modify this Agreement, we will post the modification on the Connect Mobile Utilities website and/or provide you with notice of the modification. We will also update the “Last Updated Date” at the top of this Agreement. By continuing to access or use the Connect Mobile Utilities Services after we have posted a modification on the Connect Mobile Utilities Services or have otherwise provided you with notice of a modification, you are indicating that you agree to be bound by the modified Agreement. If the modified Agreement is not acceptable to you, your only recourse is to cease using the Connect Mobile Utilities Services. Notwithstanding the foregoing, changes to Section 11 (Arbitration and Class Action Waiver) shall be governed by Section 11.8 (Changes to this Section).
11.4. Waivers. The failure of Connect Mobile Utilities to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Agreement is found by an arbitrator court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the arbitrator or court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Agreement remain in full force and effect.
11.5. Assignments. This Agreement (and any rights and licenses granted herein) may not be assigned by you, and any assignment by you is void. Connect Mobile Utilities may assign or delegate this Agreement without restriction, including to an affiliate or in connection with a merger, acquisition, corporate reorganization, or sale of all or substantially all of its assets.
11.8. U.S. Government Use. The Connect Mobile Utilities Services are commercial computer software. If you are an agency, department, or other entity of the United States Government, the use, duplication, reproduction, release, modification, disclosure, or transfer of the Connect Mobile Utilities Services, or any related documentation of any kind, including technical data and manuals, is restricted by the terms of this Agreement in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 12.212 for civilian purposes and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement 227.7202 for military purposes. The Connect Mobile Utilities Services were developed fully at private expense. All other use is prohibited.
11.9. Export Restrictions. The Connect Mobile Utilities Services are subject to export restrictions by the United States government and import restrictions by certain foreign governments, and you agree to comply with all applicable export and import laws and regulations in your access to or use of the Connect Mobile Utilities Services. You shall not (and shall not allow any third-party to) remove or export from the United States or allow the export or re-export of any part of the Connect Mobile Utilities Services or any direct product thereof: (a) into (or to a national or resident of) any embargoed or terrorist-supporting country; (b) to anyone on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Denial Orders or U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals; (c) to any country to which such export or re-export is restricted or prohibited, or as to which the United States government or any agency thereof requires an export license or other governmental approval at the time of export or re-export without first obtaining such license or approval; or (d) otherwise in violation of any export or import restrictions, laws or regulations of Terms of Service 2018-07-20 (LO) the United States or any foreign government, agency or authority. You represent and warrant that (i) you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such prohibited country or on any such prohibited party list and (ii) that none of User Content or User Data is controlled under the US International Traffic in Arms Regulations. The Connect Mobile Utilities Services may not be used for the design or development of nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons or missile technology without the prior permission of the United States government.
11.10. Third Party Rights. This Agreement is between you and Connect Mobile Utilities only, not with any of our Distributors, and our Distributors are not responsible for the Connect Mobile Utilities Services or the content thereof. However, you acknowledge and agree that Connect Mobile Utilities Entities are intended beneficiaries of the Agreement and have the right to enforce the Agreement directly against you. Except as specified in this Section, there are no third-party beneficiaries of this Agreement.
11.11. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, then the provision shall be performed and enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law, and the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall continue to remain in full force and effect.
11.12. Miscellaneous. As used herein “including” means “including without limitation” and examples are provided for clarification only and are not intended to be restrictive. Except where this Agreement expressly states that a remedy is exclusive, all remedies under this Agreement, including termination or suspension, are cumulative and not exclusive of any other rights or remedies that may be available to a party. Acceptable Use Policy Last Update:1 February 2020 This document is our Acceptable Use Policy. It is part of our Terms of Service (currently available at www.Connect Mobile Utilities.com/legal/ terms) and applies to all Connect Mobile Utilities Services (as that term is defined in our Terms of Service). By accepting our Terms of Service or using or accessing any Connect Mobile Utilities Service, you agree to comply with this policy. In connection with your use of any Connect Mobile Utilities Service, you agree not to:
- Post, use or transmit abusive messages, defamatory, libelous, false or misleading statements, hate speech, or messages that incite or threaten violence;
- Post, use or transmit any content that is unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable;
- Harass, annoy, intimidate or threaten other users of the Connect Mobile Utilities Services or employees, contractors or agents of Connect Mobile Utilities or its service providers;
- Transmit spam, chain letters, or other unsolicited email;
- Impersonate another person, misrepresent your affiliation with another person or entity, engage in fraud, or hide or attempt to hide your identity;
- Access any part of the Connect Mobile Utilities Service that you are not authorized to access;
- Access any part of the Connect Mobile Utilities Service, or any content or data therein, through any technology or means other than those expressly provided to you by Connect Mobile Utilities;
- Access any part of the Connect Mobile Utilities Service, or any content or data therein, through technologies such as “scraping tools,” “robots,” “spiders” or “offline readers,” or through any system that sends more request to Connect Mobile Utilities’s servers than a human can reasonably produce in the same period of time;
- Use a Connect Mobile Utilities Service in a manner that interferes or may interfere with the normal functioning, security, integrity or operation of the Connect Mobile Utilities Service;
- Upload or transmit invalid data, viruses, worms, harmful code, malware, or other software agents;
- Decipher or decrypt transmissions from any Connect Mobile Utilities Service, circumvent or disable (or attempt to circumvent or disable) any access, authentication, copy restrictions or other feature of any Connect Mobile Utilities Service, attempt to access or use the Connect Mobile Utilities Services through means other than those we expressly provide to you, or otherwise attempt to compromise or violate the security of any Connect Mobile Utilities Service or its components (including another user’s account);
- Attempt to identify, probe, scan or test any vulnerability of any part of the Connect Mobile Utilities Service(s) without Connect Mobile Utilities’s signed, written authorization;
- Attempt to modify, or gain unauthorized use of or access to, another user’s account(s), website(s), application(s), system(s), equipment or data;
- Collect or harvest any personally identifiable information (including account names) from any other user; Terms of Service 2018-07-20 (LO)
- Use any Connect Mobile Utilities Service in violation of any applicable law or regulation, including intellectual property and privacy laws in applicable jurisdictions;
- Post, use or transmit any content, data or materials that violate applicable laws or regulations or any third party rights (including any intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights); and/or
- Attempt or facilitate violations of any of the foregoing. Without limiting any other remedies available to it, Connect Mobile Utilities may in its sole discretion suspend or terminate access to the Connect Mobile Utilities Service for violations of this Acceptable Use Policy (as determined by Connect Mobile Utilities), to prevent harm to other parties, or to preserve our security, availability or integrity. Connect Mobile Utilities respects intellectual property rights and expects its users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide Connect Mobile Utilities’s Copyright Agent a notice containing the following information: (i) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest that has allegedly been infringed; (ii) specific identification of each copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed; (iii) identification of where the allegedly infringement material resides on the Connect Mobile Utilities Service, (please be as detailed as possible and include an URL where applicable); (iv) contact information for the complaining party, including name, address, telephone number and email address; (v) 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; and (vi) a statement by you that the above information in your notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf. You may send your claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement to Connect Mobile Utilities’s Copyright Agent: (a) by mail to Connect Mobile Utilities – Copyright Agent, 1 Front St #3100, San Francisco, CA 94111 or (b) by email to email@example.com, ATTN: COPYRIGHT AGENT.