PATENTAREA GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Updated April 12, 2019
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY. By using the website (“Website”) made available by Patentarea LLC (“Patentarea”), or using one or more of the services made available via the Website (the “Services”), you agree to the following terms and conditions (the “Agreement”). The Agreement is a binding legal contract entered into by you and Patentarea. Both you and Patentarea may be referred to herein individually as a “Party”, and collectively as the “Parties”.
1. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE.
1.1. No Use by Minors. The Website and Services are available only to individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Patentarea’s Services are not available to persons under the age of majority in their jurisdiction, and in no case to persons under the age of 18.
1.2. Account Credentials. You shall use no less than reasonable efforts to maintain the security of your Service credentials. You agree not to transfer your account to any third-party. You shall be solely responsible for use of your credentials and/or your account by any third-party. You must notify Patentarea upon becoming aware of any breach or suspected breach of the security of your account.
1.3. Appropriate Conduct. You agree not to use the Services for any illegal or unauthorized purpose and agree to comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations relating thereto. You further warrant and agree that your use of the Website and Services does not violate any relevant laws, regulations, legislation, or other applicable rules of any applicable authority. You agree not to (attempt to) modify, adapt, or hack the Website. You agree not to engage in any activities that would create a false association with the Website. You agree not to solicit, harass, or impersonate other Website members. You agree that Patentarea has sole and absolute discretion with respect to the determination of whether your use of the Website and/or Services is legal and authorized.
1.4. Sole Responsibility. You are solely responsible for any data, text, information, graphics, photos, profiles, audio clips, video clips, links, or other content that you submit, post, display, or otherwise make available on the Website.
1.5. Third Party Services. You acknowledge and agree that links that you come across via the Website and Services may point to content outside of Patentarea’s control. Patentarea shall have no liability whatsoever for any such content, or any third-party fees you may incur by accessing such content.
1.6. Consent to E-mail. By providing Patentarea your e-mail address, you consent to our using the e-mail address to send you Service-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail.
1.7. Promotions. From time and time, Patentarea may offer individuals special offers or promotions (“New Account Promotions”) to create an account. Such New Account Promotions may contain usage restrictions and limitations that will be indicated with such promotion. Failure to comply with such restrictions will result in the reversal or cancellation of any offered incentive without notice, and may also result in the levy of an additional administrative or related fee as indicated.
1.8. Taxes. You agree to pay all applicable taxes or charges imposed by any government entity in connection with your use of the Service.
2. WARRANTY, DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
2.1. Warranty Disclaimer. The Website and Services are provided to you without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied. PATENTAREA SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDES AND DISCLAIMS WARRANTIES OF TITLE, THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, AND THE WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
2.2. Damages Limitation. IN NO EVENT SHALL PATENTAREA BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES HOWEVER CAUSED AND WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCTS LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUES, LOST SAVINGS, COSTS OF CAPITAL, COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, DOWNTIME COSTS, LOSS OR IMPAIRMENT OF DATA AND OTHER BUSINESS LOSS. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER MARCARIA KNOWS OR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY STATED HEREIN.
2.3. Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF PATENTAREA ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, TO YOU OR ANY THIRD-PARTY, ON WHATEVER BASIS, EXCEED THE GREATER OF $500 AND THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO PATENTAREA FOR THE SERVICES IN THE THREE (3) MONTHS PRIOR TO THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY. THIS IS AN AGGREGATE LIMIT.
2.4. Risk Allocation. The provisions herein allocate risks of loss or failure between you and Patentarea. The provisions contained in this Agreement reflect this allocation of risk and the disclaimer and limitations of liability contained herein.
3.1. Payment. All paid Services shall be provided on an advanced payment basis. You shall not be entitled to use the paid Services prior to your account being properly funded. Any funds spent on Services shall be non-refundable unless expressly designated as otherwise.
If, for any reason, Patentarea is unable to charge your payment method for the full amount owed, or if Patentarea receives notification of a chargeback, reversal, payment dispute, or are charged a penalty for any fee previously charged to your payment method, you agree that Patentarea may pursue all available lawful remedies in order to obtain reimbursement of such payment and/or penalties, including but not limited to, cancellation of your Services and/or any domain names registered or renewed on your behalf using the Services.
Patentarea also reserves the right to charge you reasonable “administrative fees” or “processing fees” for (i) tasks Patentarea may perform on your behalf outside the normal scope of its Services, (ii) additional time and/or costs Patentarea may incur in providing its Services to you, and/or (iii) costs resulting from your noncompliance with this Agreement (as determined by Patentarea in its sole and absolute discretion). These administrative fees or processing fees will be billed to the payment method you have on file with M Patentarea.
3.2. Taxes. Listed fees for the Services do not include any applicable sales, use, revenue, excise or other taxes imposed by any taxing authority. You shall be responsible for the payment of any such applicable taxes.
3.3. Pricing. All fees for the Services shall be in accordance with Patentarea’s fee schedule then in effect, the terms of which are incorporated herein by reference, and shall be due at the time you order the Services, unless otherwise noted. You may pay for the Services via any accepted payment method as indicated at the time of your purchase. Patentarea may, at our option, require that you pay fees through a specific payment means. Charges will be billed to your chosen payment method.
Patentarea expressly reserves the right to change or modify its prices and fees at any time, , and effective immediately without need for further notice to you. If you have purchased or obtained Services on a subscription basis, changes or modifications in prices and fees shall be effective when the Services in question come up for renewal as further described below.
4. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES BY YOU.
4.1. Accuracy of Information. You hereby acknowledge, agree, represent, and warrant that all information submitted to Patentarea in connection with this Agreement is accurate, current, and complete, and that you will keep your account information up to date at all times. Patentarea may suspend or terminate your account if it has a reasonable suspicion that information you have provided is inaccurate. Patentarea is not responsible for any lapse in Services arising from or related to or arising from: a.) your contact information being inaccurate; or b.) your failure to provide information or documentation necessary for Services completion. Lapses in Services covered by the foregoing include, but are not limited to, lapsed patent registrations.
4.2. No Third-Party Personal Data. You hereby acknowledge, agree, represent, and warrant that you shall not, in connection with the Website or any Services, handle or otherwise have access to the personal data of any third-party, including but not limited to any Personal Data (as that term is defined in Regulation (EU) 2016/679, generally known as the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR).
4.3. International Data Transfer. If you are visiting this site and/or using the Services from a country other than the country in which our servers are located, your communications with us may result in the transfer of information (including Your Account information) across international boundaries. By visiting this site, using our Services and communicating electronically with us, you hereby consent to such transfers. To the extent that you reside in the EU, or will otherwise transfer your Personal Data (as that term is defined in Regulation (EU) 2016/679, generally known as the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR) outside of the EU, you agree to execute a separate data processing addendum with Patentarea which governs such Processing (as that term is defined in the GDPR) of Personal Data. Failure to adhere to the foregoing shall be a material breach of these terms.
5. RIGHTS OF PATENTAREA.
5.1. Changes to the Service. Patentarea may, at its sole discretion, change or remove some or all of Service and Website at any time. Patentarea reserves the right to interrupt the Service with or without prior notice for any reason or no reason. You agree that Patentarea will not be liable to you for any interruption of the Service, delay or failure to perform.
5.2. Change to the Agreement. Patentarea reserves the right to amend this Agreement at any time. If amendments constitute a material change to the Agreement, to be determined at the sole discretion of Patentarea, Patentarea will notify you via e-mail or via a conspicuous notice on the Website.
5.3. Refusal of Service. Patentarea reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason at any time. Patentarea may permanently or temporarily terminate, suspend, or otherwise refuse to permit your access to the Service without notice and liability for any reason, including if in Patentarea’s sole determination you violate any provision of this Agreement, or for no reason.
5.4. Ownership of IP. With respect to all content on the Website and the Services we offer, as between Patentarea and yourself, all right, title and interest in and to all (i) registered and unregistered trademarks, service marks, and logos; (ii) patents, patent applications, and patentable ideas, inventions, and/or improvements; (iii) trade secrets, proprietary information, and know-how; (iv) all divisions, continuations, reissues, renewals, and extensions thereof now existing or hereafter filed, issued, or acquired; (v) registered and unregistered copyrights including, without limitation, any forms, images, audiovisual displays, text, software, and (vi) all other intellectual property, proprietary rights, or other rights related to intangible property which are used, developed, comprising, embodied in, or practiced in connection with any of the Services identified herein (“IP rights”) are owned by Patentarea, its licensors, and/or, where applicable, its partners and Affiliates. You agree to make no claim of interest in or ownership of any such IP rights. You acknowledge that no title to the IP rights is transferred to you and that you do not obtain any rights, express or implied, in the Website or Services, other than the rights expressly granted in this Agreement.
Content provided via the Website and Services is provided to you “as is”, “as available”, and “with all faults”, for your information and personal, non-commercial use only and may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any purposes whatsoever without Patentarea’s express prior written consent. No right or license under any copyright, trademark, patent, or other proprietary right or license is granted by this Agreement. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to such, the Website, and the Services.
6. ADDITIONAL TERMS AND GUIDELINES.
6.2. Access and Interference. You agree that you will not: (i) take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (ii) copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute or publicly display any content from the Website without the prior expressed written permission of Patentarea and the appropriate third-party, as applicable; (iii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website or any activities conducted on the Website; or (iv) bypass any measures Patentarea may use to prevent or restrict access to the Website and/or Services.
6.3. DMCA Notices. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA“) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by Patentarea infringe upon your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. The notice must include the following information as required by 17 USC § 512(c)(3)(A): (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works located on the site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works); (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow Indeed to locate the material on the site; (d) the name, address, telephone number, and email address (if available) of the complaining party; (e) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send Patentarea a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA. Notices and counter-notices should be sent in writing to [email protected]. Subject: Copyright Notice. Please be aware that there are penalties for false claims under the DMCA.
7.1. Indemnity. YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD PATENTAREA AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, AND EMPLOYEES, HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIM OR DEMAND, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, MADE BY ANY THIRD-PARTY DUE TO OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT OR THE DOCUMENTS IT INCORPORATES BY REFERENCE, YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY LAW OR THE RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD-PARTY, OR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES.
“Affiliate” means, with respect to any entity, any other entity that, directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with, such entity. The term “control” (including the terms “controlled by” and “under common control with”) means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such entity, whether through ownership of voting securities, by contract, or otherwise.
8. TERM AND TERMINATION.
8.1. Term of Agreement. This Agreement shall be effective from the moment you first access the Website until your use of the Service has completely ceased.
8.2. Termination of the Agreement. You may terminate this Agreement by ceasing all use of the Website and Services, and remitting any balances due.. Patentarea may retain your account information and records in accordance with applicable laws. Any such information shall be treated as confidential information.
8.3. Survival Provisions. Termination of the Agreement shall not relieve either Party from its continuing obligation to protect the confidential information and the proprietary rights of the other Party. In addition, the rights and obligations of the Parties under Sections 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 shall survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement.
9.1. Relationship Between Parties. Neither Party shall be deemed to be an employee, agent or partner of the other in connection with this Agreement. Neither Party shall have any right or authority to assume or create any obligation or responsibility, either express or implied, on behalf of the other Party. The Parties shall be and remain independent contractors with respect to this Agreement.
9.2. Governing Law. This Agreement shall in all respects be interpreted, construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the State of Delaware without regard to conflict of laws and principles contained therein. The Parties specifically exclude the application of the 1980 United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, if otherwise applicable.
9.3. Venue and Jurisdiction Provisions. In the event of any litigation between the Parties, the Parties agree that the sole and exclusive venue and jurisdiction for any such action shall be in the courts of competent jurisdiction located in the State of Delaware. The Parties agree that the above referenced courts shall have personal and exclusive jurisdiction over the Parties for any dispute arising out of this Agreement that is not covered by the arbitration provisions set forth herein.
9.4. Severability. In the event that any one or more of the provisions of this Agreement is for any reason held to be illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such illegality or unenforceability shall not affect the other provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect.
9.5. Force Majeure. Neither Party will be liable for any failure to perform due to unforeseen circumstances or causes beyond such Party’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, acts of God, war, riot, acts of civil or military authorities, delay in delivery by vendors, fire, flood, accident, strikes, inability to secure communication or transportation facilities or labor or materials. In the event of a force majeure event, such Party’s time for delivery or other performance will be extended for a period equal to the duration of the delay caused thereby.
9.6. Entire Agreement. This Agreement, the policies incorporated by reference hereto, and the agreements covering the individual services offered pursuant to the terms herein reflect the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the matters therein, and supersede all proposals, prior agreements, and commitments, whether oral or written, and all negotiations, conversations, or discussions between the Parties relating thereto.
9.7. Modifications. Except as otherwise allowed per the terms of this Agreement, this Agreement may be modified only by a writing signed by each Party.
9.8. Headings. Headings included in this Agreement are for convenience only and are not to be used to interpret the provisions of the Agreement between the Parties.
9.9. Assignment. You may not assign or delegate the rights and obligations of this Agreement without the prior express written permission of Patentarea. Patentarea may unilaterally assign or delegate the rights and obligations of this Agreement at its sole discretion. The terms of this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the Parties and their successors and permitted assigns.
9.10. Waiver. The failure of either Party to enforce at any time any of the provisions hereof shall not be construed to be a waiver of the right of such Party thereafter to enforce any such provisions.
9.11. Benefit. This Agreement is made for the benefit of each of the Parties and not for the benefit of any other persons.
9.12. Attorneys’ Fees. In any litigation or arbitration between the Parties, the prevailing Party shall be entitled to reasonable attorney fees and all costs incurred in connection with such proceedings.
9.13. No Presumption. There shall be no presumption applied against any Party on the ground that such Party was responsible for preparing this Agreement or any part of it.
9.14. Conflict With Terms of Service or Other Policies. Should any conflict arise between this Agreement and any agreement covering a specific Service (a “Service Agreement”), said Service Agreement shall prevail with respect to matters arising from or related to that specific Service.
9.15. Translations. Translations of our contracts and policies are provided for your convenience and to fulfill local requirements, in the event of a dispute between the English and non-English versions, the English version shall govern.
9.16. Notices. Patentarea will deliver any notices to any of your email addresses used to contact Patentarea. You are responsible for ensuring that your email address is kept up to date.
Contact Information. If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints about our Services or anything under this Agreement or other Agreements with us, please contact us at the following email address or telephone number:
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