EFFECTIVE DATE: APRIL 2022
THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE, AS MAY BE MODIFIED OR AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME ("TERMS") ARE A BINDING CONTRACT BETWEEN PEOPLEPATH, INC. ("PEOPLEPATH"), SEYFARTH SHAW, LLP (“SEYFARTH SHAW”) AND YOU ("YOU"). FOR PURPOSES OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THE TERMS "WE," "US" AND "OUR" WILL MEAN PEOPLEPATH AND SEYFARTH SHAW, UNLESS THE CONTEXT INDICATES OTHERWISE.
BEFORE USING THE SEYFARTH SHAW ALUMNI NETWORK WEBSITE (THE "SITE"), PLEASE READ THESE TERMS RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE CAREFULLY. BY USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE THE SITE, IN WHICH CASE YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY EXIT AND CEASE USING THE SITE. WE MAKE THE SITE AVAILABLE TO YOU CONDITIONED UPON YOUR ACCEPTANCE, WITHOUT MODIFICATION, OF THE TERMS.
1. ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES
By using the Site, you agree to transact electronically through the Site. You agree that your electronic signature is the legal equivalent of your manual signature. You further agree that your use of a key pad, mouse or other device to select an item, button, icon or similar act/action, constitutes your signature as if actually signed by you in writing. You also agree that no certification authority or other third party verification is necessary to validate your electronic signature, and the lack of such certification or third party verification will not in any way affect the enforceability of your electronic signature.
By providing your telephone number, you are providing express written consent to receive communications from Seyfarth Shaw, (including its affiliates, agents, service providers, and affiliates for the purposes of defined herein) for any purpose, including but not limited to marketing various services from both Seyfarth Shaw. Additionally, you agree to receive communications from Seyfarth Shaw regarding or relating to your participation in the Network, as well as any information you may have obtained via your use of the Site. You agree that these communications include, but are not limited to, the use of an Automated Telephone Dialing System, prerecorded and/or artificial voice, SMS, MMS, text, fax, email or other similar means. Note, regardless of whether your phone number is registered on a state or federal Do Not Call list. You agree that Seyfarth Shaw, or its agent, is not responsible for any charges to you regarding these communications. Standard voice and data rates may apply. Further, you understand that you do not need to provide this consent to call as a condition to use the Site, in which case you will not provide your phone number.
3. DESCRIPTION OF SITE; MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT
The Site provides a way for You to stay connected with Seyfarth Shaw and other alumni with whom You previously worked. You must be at least 18 years old and a Seyfarth Shaw alumnus/a or employee to use this Site. Seyfarth Shaw may also from time to time impose other conditions on usage of this Site. We will notify You, if and when, these changes occur.
4. MODIFICATIONS TO TERMS
You agree that from time to time We may, at Our sole discretion, modify, add or remove any or all parts of these Terms. Such modifications will be effective immediately upon posting of the modified Terms to the Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to these Terms will mean that You accept those changes. To update the Terms, We will post both the changed version and its effective date on the Site. It is Your responsibility to check back regularly to review these Terms and any updates thereto. In addition, when using particular services, You are subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services that may be posted from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms.
5. MODIFICATIONS TO SITE
You may use the Site only when and as available. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Site, shall be subject to these Terms. We reserve the right from time to time to temporarily or permanently modify or discontinue, and restrict or block access to, the Site (or any part thereof) without notice.
To use the Site, You must first complete the Site registration process to create an account with a user name and password (the "Account"). You agree to provide accurate, current, and complete information during the registration process and when using the Site. You also agree that You will review, maintain, correct, and update such information in a timely manner to maintain its accuracy and completeness. If You provide any information that is inaccurate, not current, or incomplete or We have reasonable ground to suspect that such information is inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, We have the right without liability to suspend or terminate Your Account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site (or any portion thereof).
7. MEMBER ACCOUNT; PASSWORD; SECURITY
You agree to safeguard Your user name and password, and You authorize Us to accept any use of the Site through Your Account as being used by You or someone authorized to act for You. You agree to be liable for any transactions associated with Your Account. You agree that We can rely upon the contact and other information that is supplied to Us using Your Account and that We will rely upon such information. You agree to (a) immediately, and in any event, within no longer than 5 business days, notify Us of any unauthorized use of Your password or Account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that You exit from Your Account at the end of each session. You agree and acknowledge that Your Account is non-transferable and non-assignable. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from Your failure to comply with this Section.
8. PRIVACY STATEMENT
For more information, please see Our Privacy Statement.
9. POSTING CONTENT
You are entirely responsible for all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, or other materials ("Content") that You upload, post, email or otherwise transmit via the Site. We do not claim ownership of the Content You upload, post, email or otherwise transmit via the Site unless otherwise specified. However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting Content, You are granting Us, Our affiliated companies, necessary sub-licensees, and successors and assigns a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-revocable license to use Your Content in connection with the operation of the Site, including, without limitation, the rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat Your Content and to publish Your name in connection with Your Content. You acknowledge and agree that We may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce these Terms; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of any Us, Our agents and employees, Our users, and the public. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Site, including Your Content, may involve transmissions over various networks, and changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
10. PROHIBITED CONTENT
You agree not to upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit through the Site any Content or any other materials whatsoever that are or could appear to be: (a) untrue, misleading, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive to another person's privacy or protected data, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (b) infringing or alleged to be infringing upon a third-party's intellectual property rights, including any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary rights of any party, including, without limitation, any Content that is the subject of any third-party claim of infringement; (c) of a type that You do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships, such as inside information and proprietary and confidential information; (d) unsolicited, undisclosed or unauthorized advertising; (e) software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (f) data or information obtained through access that was not authorized by the owner of the data or information, or with respect to which such posting would constitute unauthorized use; (g) in violation of any applicable local, state, national or international law, regulation, or statute (including export laws); or (h) inconsistent with the purposes or objectives of this Site, as determined in good faith by Us.
11. PROHIBITED CONDUCT
You agree not to do, or attempt to do, any of the following: (a) access or use the Site in any way that violates or is not in full compliance with any applicable law, regulation, or statute (including export laws), contracts, intellectual property rights, or constitutes the commission of a tort, or for any purpose that is harmful or unintended (by Us), or other than in full compliance with these Terms; (b) access, tamper with, or use the Site in a manner not authorized; (c) "stalk" or otherwise harass another user of the Site; (d) alter information obtained from or available through the Site; (e) tamper with postings, registration information, profiles, submissions or Content of other users; (f) use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means or interface not provided by Us to access the Site; (g) extract data or gather or use information available through the Site through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site; (h) transmit any unsolicited advertising, "junk mail," "spam," or "chain letters;" (i) advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services except as expressly permitted by a specific area of the Site; (j) frame any part of the Site, or link to the Site, or otherwise make it look like You have a relationship to Us or that We have endorsed You or Your Content for any purpose except as expressly permitted in writing by Us; (k) impersonate or misrepresent Your affiliation with any person or entity; (l) manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of Content transmitted through the Site; (m) reverse engineer any aspect of the Site or do anything that might discover source code, or bypass or circumvent measures employed to prevent or limit access to any area, Content or code of the Site (except as otherwise expressly permitted by law); (n) send to or otherwise impact Us or the Site (or anything or anyone else) with harmful, illegal, deceptive or disruptive code such as a virus, "spyware," "adware," or other code that could adversely impact the Site or any recipient; (o) interfere with or disrupt the Site or server or network connected to the Site, take any action that might impose a significant burden (as determined by Us) on the Site's infrastructure or computer systems, or otherwise interfere with the ordinary operation of the Site; or (p) use the Site in any manner that is inconsistent with the purposes or objectives of this Site, as determined in good faith by Us.
12. RESERVATION OF RIGHTS
The Site and content provided on or through the Site are the intellectual property and copyrighted works of Seyfarth Shaw or a third party provider. All rights, title, and interest not expressly granted with respect to the Site and content provided on or through the Site are reserved. All content is provided on an "As Is" and "As Available" basis, and Seyfarth Shaw reserves the right to terminate the permissions granted to You at any time.
13. MONITORING OF CONTENT
We are under no obligation to restrict or monitor Content in any way. YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE DO NOT REGULARLY MONITOR THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR QUALITY OF CONTENT. Notwithstanding the foregoing, We reserve the right to modify or remove any Content at any time. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or Content expressed or made available by third-parties, including other users, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not Ours. We do not endorse and are not responsible for the accuracy, reliability, or quality of any opinion, advice, information, or statement made through the Site. You understand that by using the Site, You may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, or objectionable. You agree that You must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. Under no circumstances will We be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, or otherwise transmitted via the Site.
As a condition of Your access to and use of the service, You agree to hold Us, and Our directors, officers, employees, agents, attorneys, subsidiaries, affiliates, independent contractors, advertisers, partners, co-branders and sub-licensees and each of their respective successors and assigns harmless from, and indemnify them for, all damages, costs, expenses and other liabilities, including but not limited to attorneys' fees and expenses, relating to any claim arising out of or related to: (i) Your access to and use of the Site and the Content therein; (ii) Your violation of these Terms, the Privacy Statement, any applicable law or the rights of another person or party; (iii) any dispute You have or claim to have with one or more users of the Site; (iv) Our resolution (if any) of any dispute You have or claim to have with one or more users of the Site; (v) Your improper authorization for Us to collect, use, or disclose any data or Content provided by You; and (vi) any disclosures made with Your permission (including, without limitation, Your consent that We disclose Your personal information and other information collected as set forth in Our Privacy Statement). Furthermore, You fully understand and agree that: (a) We will have the right but not the obligation to resolve disputes between users relating to the Site and Our resolution of a particular dispute does not a create an obligation to resolve any other dispute; and (b) Our resolution of a dispute will be final with respect to the Site.
15. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND THOSE ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, TRADE, USAGE OR PERFORMANCE AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE OR THE INFORMATION OR CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE.
B. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, ERROR-FREE OR VIRUS-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, OR (v) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.
ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS.
ALWAYS USE CAUTION WHEN GIVING OUT ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION ABOUT YOURSELF OR ANYONE ELSE. WE DO NOT CONTROL OR ENDORSE THE CONTENT, MESSAGES, OR INFORMATION FOUND ON THE SITE AND, THEREFORE, WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY WITH REGARD TO THE SITE AND ANY OTHER ACTIONS RESULTING FROM YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE SITE.
16. EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU AGREE THAT WE, AND OUR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR SUPPLIERS WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU AND/OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUE, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF PRIVACY, LOSS OF GOODWILL OR ANY OTHER LOSSES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE SITE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND EVEN IN THE EVENT OF FAULT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR STRICT OR PRODUCT LIABILITY. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT WILL OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY OR THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND SUPPLIERS TO YOU EXCEED, IN TOTAL, THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO US.
17. EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF SECTIONS 13 AND 14 MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
18. NO RESALE OF SITE
Unless otherwise specified, You agree not to display, distribute, license, perform, publish, reproduce, duplicate, copy, create derivative works from, modify, sell, resell, exploit, transfer, or transmit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Site, use of the Site, or access to the Site.
19. USE AND STORAGE
You acknowledge that We may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Site, including without limitation the maximum number of days that email messages, message board postings or other uploaded Content will be retained by the Site, the maximum disk space that will be allotted on Our servers on Your behalf, and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) You may access the Site in a given period of time. You agree that We have no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other Content maintained or transmitted by the Site. You acknowledge that We reserve the right to log off accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that We reserve the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in Our sole discretion, with or without notice.
You agree that We may, at any time and at Our sole discretion, with or without cause or any notice to You, terminate these Terms, Your access to the Site, and/or Your Account, or suspend or block Your access to the Site. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive, or illegal activity that may be grounds for termination of Your use of service may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. If Your Account is terminated, You may no longer have access to the copies of material or other Content available through the Site. We may also in Our sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Site, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of Your access to the Site under any provision of these Terms may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that We may immediately deactivate or delete Your account and all related information and files in Your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the Site. Further, You agree that We shall not be liable to You or any third-party for any termination of Your access to the Site. The provisions entitled "Posting Content," "Indemnification," "Disclaimer of Warranties," "Exclusion of Damages; Limitation of Liability," and "Additional Terms" will survive termination of these Terms. For the avoidance of doubt, Our license rights to Content will survive any termination of these Terms and will not be limited, restricted, reduced or otherwise negatively affected by any termination or other action described in this paragraph.
21. DEALINGS WITH MERCHANTS; LINKS
Advertisements, offers, or links to other websites and resources of third-parties that We do not control may be found on or through the Site. Such advertisements and information may or may not be or remain wholly accurate. You acknowledge and agree that We are not responsible or liable for (i) the availability or accuracy of such sites or resources; or (ii) the Content, advertising, or products or services on or available from such sites or resources. The inclusion of any link through the Site does not imply that We endorse the linked site. You use the links at Your own risk. Once You choose to link to another website, You should read and understand that website's privacy statement before disclosing any personal information.
Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, third-party merchants or advertisers that are found on or through the Site or which provide links on or through the Site, including, for example, "click to purchase" and other similar programs, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between You and such merchant or advertiser. You waive any claim against Us and agree to hold Us harmless from any loss or damage of any kind incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such merchants or advertisers on or through the Site.
22. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
You acknowledge and agree that the Site and any necessary software used in connection with the Site contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to You through the Site or advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Software, if any, that is made available to download from the Site, excluding software that may be made available by end-users through the Site, ("Software") is the copyrighted work of Us and/or Our suppliers. Except as expressly authorized by Us or advertisers, You agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Site or the Software, in whole or in part. Your use of the Software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement, if any, which accompanies or is included with the Software ("License Agreement"). You may not install or use any Software that is accompanied by or includes a License Agreement unless You first agree to the License Agreement terms.
For any Software not accompanied by a License Agreement, We grant You a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the object code of its Software on a single computer; provided that You do not (and do not allow any third-party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. You agree not to modify the Software in any manner or form, or to use modified versions of the Software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Site. You agree not to access the Site by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Us for use in accessing the Site. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
23. TRADEMARK INFORMATION
Seyfarth Shaw Alumni Network, Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, PeoplePath Inc., and other Seyfarth Shaw and PeoplePath logos and product and service names are trademarks of Seyfarth Shaw or PeoplePath (the "Marks") respectively. Without Seyfarth Shaw's or PeoplePath prior permission as applicable, You agree not to display or use the Marks in any manner whatsoever.
24. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
If You believe Your work has been reproduced in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, You may provide a notice to Our copyright agent. We respect the intellectual property rights of others and requests that the people who use the Site do the same. If You believe that Your work has been copied and is accessible through the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, You may notify Us by providing Our copyright agent with the following information in writing:
the electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on the owner's behalf;
identification of the copyrighted work that You claim has been infringed;
identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit Us to locate the material (for example, by providing a URL to the material);
Your name, address, telephone number, and email address;
a statement by You that You have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
a statement that the information in Your notification is accurate and a statement, made under penalty of perjury, that You are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
Our designated agent to receive notification of claimed infringement can be reached by:
- Email at: email@example.com
- Written Notice at:
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Attention: Marketing and Business Development
233 South Wacker Drive, Suite 8000
Chicago, IL 60606-6448
25. NOTICES AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Except as otherwise provided in these Terms, We will give You any notices by posting them on the Site. You agree to check the Site for notices, and that You will be considered to have received a notice when it is made available to You by posting on the Site. You authorize Us to provide notice (including without limitation notice of subpoenas or other legal process, if any) to any email or other address that You provide during registration. You agree to keep Your address current and that notice provided by Us to the address that You have most recently provided will constitute effective notice. We receive many emails and not all of Our employees are trained to deal with every kind of communication, so You agree to send Us any notice by mailing it to Our email address for Legal Notices related to the Site which is: firstname.lastname@example.org. If You would like more information or have a complaint about Our Site, please contact Us at: email@example.com.
26. ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY - IT AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND GOVERNS HOW YOU AND SEYFARTH SHAW CAN BRING CLAIMS AGAINST EACH OTHER. THIS SECTION WILL, WITH LIMITED EXCEPTION, REQUIRE YOU AND SEYFARTH SHAW TO SUBMIT CLAIMS AGAINST EACH OTHER TO BINDING AND FINAL ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. THIS MEANS THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BRING A CLASS, COLLECTIVE, OR REPRESENTATIVE LAWSUIT IN A COURT OF LAW BEFORE A JUDGE OR JURY CONCERNING ANY DISPUTE THAT MAY ARISE WHICH IS COVERED BY THE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT AND ARE INSTEAD AGREEING TO SUBMIT ANY SUCH DISPUTE SOLELY ON YOUR OWN BEHALF TO AN IMPARTIAL ARBITRATOR.
You and Seyfarth Shaw mutually agree to forego the delay and expense of using a court of law and choose instead to benefit from the speedy, economical, and impartial dispute resolution procedure of using binding arbitration for any disputes that arise between You and Seyfarth Shaw, its related and affiliated companies, and/or any current or former employee, officer, or director of Seyfarth Shaw or any related or affiliated company as it relates to Your use of the Site and these Terms and Conditions. You and Seyfarth Shaw agree that this Arbitration and Class Action Waiver is governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 1 et seq., and will survive even after these Terms and Conditions terminate. Any revision to or termination of the Terms and Conditions that modify or terminate this Arbitration and Class Action Waiver shall not apply to a pending arbitration, to any claim that accrued prior to the modification or termination, or to any claim that the asserting party knew about prior to the modification or termination, except as may be required by applicable law.
To initiate arbitration, the party desiring to pursue a legal dispute must prepare a written demand setting forth the claim(s) and deliver the written demand within the applicable statute of limitations period by hand or first class mail to the representatives of the other party. You and Seyfarth Shaw agree that the arbitration shall be administered by American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) before a single arbitrator mutually agreed upon by the parties, and if the parties cannot agree within thirty (30) days after names of potential arbitrators have been proposed, then by a single arbitrator who is chosen by the AAA. Except to the extent that they are modified by the rules below, if You are an individual person, the AAA Consumer Arbitration Rules that are in effect at the time of the filing of the demand will apply.
The parties agree that the applicable AAA rules are modified as follows:
- Any arbitrator must be neutral as to all parties. Standards for the recusal of an arbitrator shall be the same standards under which trial judges are recused under Ohio state law.
- No party is entitled to its attorneys’ fees, except as may be awarded in a matter authorized by and consistent with applicable law.
- All discovery shall be subject to any and all objections available under FRCP 26(b). Each party shall avoid broad or widespread collection, search, and production of documents, including electronically stored information (“ESI”). If a compelling need is demonstrated by the requesting party, the production shall: (i) be narrowly tailored in scope; (ii) only come from sources that are reasonably accessible without undue burden or cost; and (iii) be produced in a searchable format, if possible without undue burden or cost, and which is usable by the receiving party and convenient and economical for the producing party. Where the costs and burdens of the requested discovery outweigh its likely benefit, considering the needs of the case, the amount in controversy, and the importance of the discovery in resolving the issues, the arbitrator shall deny such requests or order production on condition that the requesting party advance to the producing party the reasonable costs involved in making the production, subject to the allocation of costs in the final award.
- The arbitrator shall have the authority to award the same damages and other relief that would have been available in court pursuant to the law governing the dispute(s).
- Either party shall have the right to file motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment/adjudication.
- The arbitrator shall have the authority to issue an award or partial award without conducting a hearing on the grounds that there is no claim on which relief can be granted or that there is no genuine issue of material fact to resolve at a hearing.
- The Federal Rules of Evidence shall apply to all arbitration proceedings.
- The arbitrator must issue a decision in writing, setting forth in summary form the reasons for the arbitrator’s determination and the legal basis therefor.
- The arbitrator’s authority shall be limited to deciding the case submitted by the parties to the arbitration. Therefore, no decision by any arbitrator shall serve as precedent in other arbitrations except to preclude the same claim from being re-arbitrated between the same parties.
- The parties may settle any dispute on a mutual basis without involvement of the arbitrator.
- If you are an individual asserting of defending claims under this section, You will pay the first $250, and Seyfarth Shaw will pay all other filing, administrative, or hearing fees. If Seyfarth Shaw initiates arbitration, Seyfarth Shaw will pay all filing, administrative, and hearing fees. Regardless of which party initiates arbitration, You will remain responsible for Your attorneys’ fees and costs unless the law governing the Covered Claim provides for an award of attorneys’ fees and costs and the arbitrator determines as part of the arbitration award that You may recover a certain amount of attorneys’ fees and costs.
Except as otherwise required under applicable law, You and Seyfarth Shaw agree to arbitrate any disputes only on an individual basis and hereby waive any right to bring, participate in, or receive money or any other relief from any representative, class, or collective proceeding (“Class Action Waiver”). No party may bring a claim on behalf of other individuals, and no arbitrator hearing any claim under these Terms and Conditions may: (a) without the consent of all parties, combine more than one individual’s claim or claims into a single case; (b) order, require, participate in, or facilitate production of class-wide contact information or notification of others of potential claims; or (c) arbitrate any form of a class, collective, or representative proceeding.
27. ADDITIONAL TERMS
Agreement to Conduct Transactions Electronically. You agree that all of Your transactions with or through the Site may, at Our option, be conducted electronically from start to finish. If We decide to proceed non-electronically, those transactions will still be governed by the remainder of these Terms unless You enter into different terms on a form provided by Us. If the law allows You to withdraw this consent or if We are ever required to deal with You non-electronically, We reserve the right to charge or increase fees and You agree to print or make an electronic copy of the Terms and any other contract or disclosure that We are required to provide to You.
Compliance with Laws. You are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws, keeping in mind that access to the Site by certain persons or in certain countries may not be legal.
No Agency; No Third-Party Beneficiary. No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship is intended or created by these Terms. Neither You nor We intend that any third-party will be a beneficiary of or entitled to rely on any part of these Terms.
Severance. If any part of the Terms is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, the invalid or unenforceable part will be given effect to the greatest extent possible and the remainder will remain in full force and effect, provided that the allocation of risks described herein is given effect to the fullest extent possible.
No Assignment. These Terms are personal to You and You may not transfer, assign or delegate these Terms to anyone without Our express written permission. Any attempt by You to assign, transfer or delegate these Terms without Our express written permission will be null and void. We shall have the right to transfer, assign and/or delegate these Terms to one or more third-parties without Your permission.
Jurisdiction; Choice of Law; Export Limitations. The Site is controlled and operated by Us from offices within the United States of America. You are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. You may not use or export anything from the Site in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations, other applicable laws or regulations, or the Terms. These Terms and all performances and claims of every nature (including without limitation, contract, tort and strict liability) relating in any way to any aspect of the Site will be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, USA, without regard to any conflicts of laws principles that would result in the application of the law of a different jurisdiction. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the State of Illinois, USA.
Limitations on Actions. Any action concerning any dispute You may have with respect to the Site must be commenced within one year after the cause of the dispute arises, or the cause of action is barred.
Paragraph Headings. The paragraph headings in these Terms are included to help make these Terms easier to read and have no binding effect.
Entire Agreement. These Terms (including terms incorporated into them (e.g., the Privacy Statement)), as well as any additional terms or conditions contained on the Site for particular activities, and disclosures provided by Us and consents provided by You on the Site comprise the entire agreement (the "Entire Agreement") between You and Us with respect to the use of the Site and supersedes all prior agreements between the parties regarding the subject matter contained herein, and neither party has relied on any representations made by the other that are not expressly set forth in the Entire Agreement.
No Waiver. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms, including any failure to act with respect to a breach, will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision or Our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. We suggest that You print out a copy of these Terms for Your records.
28. CONTACT INFORMATION
If You have any questions regarding these Terms and Conditions, please contact Seyfarth Shaw at: firstname.lastname@example.org
29. ADA TERMS
Seyfarth Shaw is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualifying candidates with physical and/or mental disabilities and to assisting them with applying for employment and the application process. Reasonable accommodations may be sought by contacting email@example.com.