Welcome to www.up.vote, the website and online service of UPVOTE LLC., d/b/a UPVOTE (“UPVOTE,” “we,” “our” or “us”). UPVOTE provides a place for employers and employees to manage their website, donations, blogging, events. emails, and other campaign resources—online, all in one place.
This Agreement applies to all visitors, users, and others who access the Service, whether on behalf of a company or on their own individual behalf, including but not limited to: (i) employers themselves; (ii) individuals purchasing products on behalf of their employers; (iii) and individuals otherwise using any aspect of the Service (collectively, “Users”). UPVOTE has different roles with respect to different types of Users and “you” as used in this Agreement will apply to the appropriate type of User under the circumstances.
PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY TO ENSURE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND EACH PROVISION. THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS A MANDATORY INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION/JURY TRIAL WAIVER PROVISION THAT REQUIRES THE USE OF ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS TO RESOLVE DISPUTES, RATHER THAN JURY TRIALS OR CLASS ACTIONS.
1. Use of Our Service
This is a contract between you and UPVOTE. You must read and agree to these terms before using the Service, and if you do not agree, you may not use the Service. You may use the Service only if you can form a binding contract with UPVOTE, and only in compliance with this Agreement and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations.
The products and services described on the Service are only available for persons in those jurisdictions in which they may legally be sold. Nothing on the Service shall be considered a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell anything to any person in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, purchase, or sale would be unlawful.
Any use of or access to the Service by anyone under 13 is strictly prohibited and in violation of this Agreement. Any use of or access to the Service by anyone under 18 is permitted only with the express written permission of such individual’s legal guardian, and you represent and warrant that you have received such permission (if necessary). Individuals under 18 may use the Service solely for themselves and may not make use the Service on behalf of their employers or other employees. The Service is not designed for use by or in connection with anyone under the age of 18, and you accept all responsibility that may arise from your use of the Service in connection with any minors.
The Service is designed for use by employers and employees in the United States, except for those other countries expressly supported for the onboarding function as reflected in the Service. Other than for expressly supported international onboarding, you are not authorized to use the other features of the Service for employees not located in the United States.
B. License for UPVOTE Service
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, UPVOTE grants you a non-exclusive, limited, non-transferable, freely revocable license to use the Service solely as permitted by the features of the Service we provide to you on a User-by-User basis. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in the Service and the UPVOTE Content (as defined below). We may terminate this license and your access to the Service at any time for any reason or no reason.
C. UPVOTE Accounts
Your UPVOTE account gives you access to the services and functionality that we may establish and maintain from time to time and in our sole discretion. We may maintain different types of accounts for different types of Users. If you open a UPVOTE account on behalf of a candidate, company, organization, or other entity, then (i) “you” includes you and that entity, and (ii) you represent and warrant that you are an authorized representative of the entity with the authority to bind the entity to this Agreement, and that you agree to this Agreement on the entity’s behalf.
You may never use another User’s account without permission. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information, and you must keep this information up to date. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. We encourage you to use “strong” passwords (passwords that use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols) with your account. You must notify UPVOTE immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account. UPVOTE will not be liable for any losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account.
By providing your email address you consent to using the email address to send you Service-related notices, including any notices required by law, instead of postal mail. We may also use your email address to send you other messages, such as changes to features of the Service and special offers.
In order to access or use certain aspects of the Service, we need your authorization to retrieve and manage information of yours maintained by certain third-party institutions, such as payment processing companies with which you have customer relationships, manage accounts, or engage in transactions. Further, in order for us to provide those aspects of the Service, you must provide us with all relevant information, signatures, data, passwords, usernames, PINs, and other information, materials, and content necessary for us to provide the Service to you. Collectively, the information described in this paragraph is “Account Information.”
You represent and warrant that the Account Information you provide us is accurate and complete, and that you are authorized to submit it to us without any obligations on UPVOTE, including but not limited to the payment of fees. We have no liability or other responsibility for inaccuracy or incompleteness, or your inability to use the Service due to such inaccuracy or incompleteness. You are responsible for the consequences of any instructions you provide us and that we follow.
In order to connect the Service with any third-party service, you designate UPVOTE as your agent and attorney-in-fact in connection with such services and further authorize us to: (i) store your Account Information; (ii) access the relevant service using the Account Information you provide us; (iii) use any signatures or other materials you provide us in order to provide you the Service; (iv) gather and export from such service any data or other information reasonably necessary for us to provide the Service to you; and (v) otherwise take any action in connection with such service as reasonably necessary for us to provide the Service to you, including but not limited to opening accounts on your behalf at third-party institutions and make changes on your behalf with such third-party institutions and services in order to manage your benefits programs. You agree that those third-party service providers are entitled to rely on the foregoing authorization, agency, and power of attorney granted by you. While the Service may be endorsed by the third-parties with whom your Account Information is held from time to time, you should not assume that we are working directly with the third-party or that the third-party has sponsored or endorsed the Service or UPVOTE’ interaction with the third-party’s services at your direction.
E. Service Rules
You agree not to engage in any of the following prohibited activities: (i) copying, distributing, or disclosing any part of the Service in any medium, including without limitation by any automated or non-automated “scraping”; (ii) using any automated system, including without limitation “robots”, “spiders”, “offline readers”, etc., to access the Service in a manner that sends more request messages to the UPVOTE servers than a human can reasonably produce in the same period of time by using a conventional on-line web browser (except that UPVOTE grants the operators of public search engines revocable permission to use spiders to copy publically available materials from UPVOTE.com for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials); (iii) transmitting spam, chain letters, or other unsolicited email; (iv) attempting to interfere with, compromise the system integrity or security or decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running the Service; (v) taking any action that may impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure, as determined by UPVOTE; (vi) uploading invalid data, viruses, worms, or other software agents through the Service; (vii) collecting or harvesting any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Service; (viii) using the Service for any commercial solicitation purposes; (ix) impersonating another person or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity, conducting fraud, hiding or attempting to hide your identity; (x) using the Service in order to obtain information about UPVOTE, the Service, or our customers for the purpose of competing with UPVOTE or otherwise replicating some or all of the Service for any reason; (xi) interfering with the proper working of the Service; (xii) accessing any content on the Service through any technology or means other than those provided or authorized by the Service; or (xiii) bypassing the measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Service, including without limitation features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on use of the Service or the content.
Without prior notice, we may: change the Service; stop providing the Service or features of it, to you or to Users generally; or create usage limits for the Service. We may permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend your access to the Service without notice and liability for any lawful reason, including if in our sole determination you violate any provision of this Agreement, or for no reason if lawfully permitted. Upon any such termination, you continue to be bound by this Agreement.
2. Our Proprietary Rights
Except for materials such as logos, trademarks, and service marks owned by our business partners or licensors, the Service and all materials therein or transferred thereby, including, without limitation, software, images, text, graphics, illustrations, logos, patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, photographs, audio, videos, and music (the “UPVOTE Content”), and all related Intellectual Property Rights, are the exclusive property of UPVOTE. Except as explicitly provided herein, nothing in this Agreement grants to you a license in or under any such Intellectual Property Rights, and you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works from any UPVOTE Content. Use of the UPVOTE Content for any purpose not expressly permitted by this Agreement is strictly prohibited.
You may choose to, or we may invite you to, submit comments or ideas about the Service, including without limitation about how to improve the Service or our products (“Ideas”). By submitting any Idea, you agree that your disclosure is gratuitous, unsolicited and without restriction and will not place UPVOTE under any fiduciary or other obligation, and that we are free to use the Idea without any additional compensation to you, and/or to disclose the Idea on a non-confidential basis or otherwise to anyone. By acceptance of your submission, we do not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to us, or developed by UPVOTE’ employees, or obtained from sources other than you.
3. Individual Service Agreements
Certain features of the Service (“Individual Services”) may have their own terms and conditions that you agree to when you sign up for that particular product, function, or service (“Individual Service Agreement”). An Individual Service Agreement supplements this Agreement – the terms and conditions of this Agreement also apply to your use of an Individual Service. If any term of this Agreement expressly conflicts with any term of an Individual Service Agreement, the conflicting term in the Individual Service Agreement will control. All other terms and conditions in both this Agreement and the Individual Service Agreement will remain in force.
4. Preferred Partners
For certain services provided directly to you by third parties chosen by you, such as payment processing products from a payment processing company, UPVOTE may highlight certain providers as "Preferred Partners" by UPVOTE. Our Preferred Partners have committed to delivering an exceptional product and customer experience, for example with system enhancements such as electronic data interchange to improve processing times and accuracy of client information, dedicated account managers to provide more hands-on service to UPVOTE accounts, and/or a comprehensive selection of quality plans that provide the best value at competitive prices. UPVOTE holds its preferred partners to high standards and is selective in establishing external partnerships with service providers. UPVOTE sometimes receives additional compensation from Preferred Partners.
5. Use of Vendors & Contractors
UPVOTE in its sole discretion may use vendors or contractors to help provide the Service to you, and we may change our use of vendors or contractors without notice to you.
6. Third-Party Services, Links, and Information
7. Privacy and Data Security
UPVOTE will implement and maintain commercially reasonable administrative, physical, and technical safeguards designed to prevent any unauthorized use, access, processing, destruction, loss, alteration, or disclosure of any Account Information, and other sensitive data or information you provide us. Such safeguards will include, without limitation and at a minimum, an information security program that meets the standards of industry practice to safeguard your Account Information and other sensitive data and information you provide us. UPVOTE will promptly notify you or your employer (as applicable) following discovery of a breach incident or the compromise of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of any of the data and information you provide us, including Account Information. UPVOTE will comply with all notification obligations, including as to the cost, timing, and content of providing notice to any affected individual, as may be required by relevant state and federal law.
8. Mobile Software
A. Mobile Software
From time to time, we may make available software to access the Service via a mobile device (“Mobile Software”). To use the Mobile Software you must have a mobile device that is compatible with the Mobile Software. We do not warrant that the Mobile Software will be compatible with your mobile device. You agree that you are solely responsible for any mobile data usage or other similar charges incurred by you in connection with the Mobile Software. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, UPVOTE grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to use a compiled code copy of the Mobile Software for one UPVOTE account on one mobile device owned or leased solely by you and in accordance with the features made available to you. You may not: (i) modify, disassemble, decompile or reverse engineer the Mobile Software, except to the extent that such restriction is expressly prohibited by law; (ii) rent, lease, loan, resell, sublicense, distribute or otherwise transfer the Mobile Software to any third party or use the Mobile Software to provide time sharing or similar services for any third party; (iii) make any copies of the Mobile Software; (iv) remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Mobile Software, features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content accessible through the Mobile Software, or features that enforce limitations on use of the Mobile Software; or (v) delete the copyright and other proprietary rights notices on the Mobile Software.
You acknowledge that UPVOTE may from time to time issue upgraded versions of the Mobile Software, and may automatically electronically upgrade the version of the Mobile Software that you are using on your mobile device. You consent to such automatic upgrading on your mobile device, and agree that the terms and conditions of this Agreement will apply to all such upgrades. Any third-party code that may be incorporated in the Mobile Software is covered by the applicable open source or third-party license EULA, if any, authorizing use of such code. The foregoing license grant is not a sale of the Mobile Software or any copy thereof, and UPVOTE or its third-party partners or suppliers retain all right, title, and interest in the Mobile Software (and any copy thereof). Any attempt by you to transfer any of the rights, duties or obligations hereunder, except as expressly provided for in this Agreement, is void.
B. Mobile Software from the Apple App Store
The following applies to any Mobile Software you acquire from Apple’s App Store (“App Store-Sourced Software”): You acknowledge and agree that this Agreement is solely between you and UPVOTE, not Apple, and that Apple has no responsibility for the App Store-Sourced Software or content thereof. Your use of the App Store-Sourced Software must comply with the App Store Terms of Service. You acknowledge that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the App Store-Sourced Software. In the event of any failure of the App Store-Sourced Software to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Apple, and Apple will refund the purchase price for the App Store-Sourced Software to you; to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the App Store-Sourced Software, and any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty will be solely governed by this Agreement and any law applicable to UPVOTE as provider of the software. You acknowledge that Apple is not responsible for addressing any claims of you or any third party relating to the App Store-Sourced Software or your possession and/or use of the App Store-Sourced Software, including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the App Store-Sourced Software fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation; and all such claims are governed solely by this Agreement and any law applicable to UPVOTE as provider of the software.
You acknowledge that, in the event of any third-party claim that the App Store-Sourced Software or your possession and use of that App Store-Sourced Software infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, UPVOTE, not Apple, will be solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim to the extent required by this Agreement. You and UPVOTE acknowledge and agree that Apple, and Apple’s subsidiaries, are third-party beneficiaries of this Agreement as relates to your license of the App Store-Sourced Software, and that, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce this Agreement as relates to your license of the App Store-Sourced Software against you as a third-party beneficiary thereof.
C. Mobile Software from Google Play Store
The following applies to any Mobile Software you acquire from the Google Play Store (“Google-Sourced Software”): (i) you acknowledge that the Agreement is between you and UPVOTE only, and not with Google, Inc. (“Google”); (ii) your use of Google-Sourced Software must comply with Google’s then-current Google Play Store Terms of Service; (iii) Google is only a provider of the Google Play Store where you obtained the Google-Sourced Software; (iv) UPVOTE, and not Google, is solely responsible for its Google-Sourced Software; (v) Google has no obligation or liability to you with respect to Google-Sourced Software or the Agreement; and (vi) you acknowledge and agree that Google is a third-party beneficiary to the Agreement as it relates to UPVOTE’ Google-Sourced Software.
9. No Professional Advice
If we provide you any professional information in the course of providing the Service, it is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional advice. No action should be taken based upon any such information without first seeking independent professional advice from a person who is licensed and/or qualified in the applicable area.
For clarity, you will be solely responsible for: (i) compliance with any and all applicable laws, rules, and regulations affecting your business; and (ii) any use you may make of the Service to assist in complying with any such laws, rules, or regulations. The Service does not include any legal, regulatory, accounting, or tax advice, and you will rely solely upon your own advisors with respect to such advice.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you elect to use UPVOTE for Insurance Services and you request and are provided with professional advice from a UPVOTE benefits advisor or licensed sales representative, then you are authorized to use and rely upon such professional advice.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless UPVOTE and its subsidiaries, agents, licensors, managers, and other affiliated companies, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Service, including any data or content transmitted or received by you; (ii) your violation of any term of this Agreement, including without limitation your breach of any of the representations and warranties above; (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any right of privacy, right provided by any labor or employment law, rule, or regulation, or Intellectual Property Right; (iv) your violation of any applicable law, rule or regulation; (v) any content or Account Information that is submitted via your account including without limitation misleading, false, or inaccurate information; (vi) your gross negligence or willful misconduct; or (vii) any other party’s access and use of the Service (or access and use of any third-party service via the Service) with your unique username, password or other appropriate security code (or, with respect to third-party services, your Account Information).
UPVOTE agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold you harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, losses, liabilities, damages, expenses, and costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of a third-party claim: (i) that the Service or any portion thereof infringe(s) or otherwise violate(s) such third-party’s U.S. intellectual property rights; or (ii) arising directly from UPVOTE’ gross negligence or willful misconduct (each a “Customer Claim”). In order to receive the benefit of the foregoing indemnity, you must give UPVOTE: (a) prompt written notice of a Customer Claim; (b) sole control to defend and settle any such Customer Claim; and (c) all reasonable cooperation, at UPVOTE’ request and expense, in UPVOTE’ defense and settlement of the Customer Claim.
If such a Customer Claim is asserted, or if UPVOTE believes in its sole discretion that such a Customer Claim is likely to be made, UPVOTE may, at its sole option and discretion: (x) procure a license from the third-party claiming or likely to claim the infringement; (y) modify the infringing component(s) to make them non-infringing; or (z) if (x) and (y) are not reasonably commercially available to UPVOTE, terminate your right to use the infringing component(s) effective immediately.
11. No Warranty
THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM ZENEFITS OR THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED HEREIN. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, ZENEFITS, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, ITS AFFILIATES, AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR CORRECT; THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION, UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE; THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE SERVICE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DOWNLOADED AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH DOWNLOAD OR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE.
ZENEFITS DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR SERVICE, AND ZENEFITS WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY MONITOR ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, EXCEPT IN THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH ZENEFITS EXPRESSLY AGREES TO BE A PARTY TO A TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.
FEDERAL LAW, SOME STATES, PROVINCES AND OTHER JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION AND LIMITATIONS OF CERTAIN IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS AGREEMENT GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. THE DISCLAIMERS AND EXCLUSIONS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
12. Limitation of Liability
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ZENEFITS, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ZENEFITS BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS OR INJURY RESULTING FROM HACKING, TAMPERING OR OTHER UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR USE OF THE SERVICE OR YOUR ACCOUNT OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ZENEFITS ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF THE SERVICE; (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICE; (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN; (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SERVICE; (V) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE THAT MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SERVICE BY ANY THIRD PARTY; (VI) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE SERVICE OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE; AND/OR (VII) ACCOUNT INFORMATION OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY. ZENEFITS, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS, AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY CLAIMS, PROCEEDINGS, LIABILITIES, OBLIGATIONS, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR COSTS IN AN AGGREGATE AMOUNT EXCEEDING THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO ZENEFITS HEREUNDER IN THE 12 MONTHS PRECEDING THE CLAIM THAT GAVE RISE TO THE LIABILITY.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, SOLELY AS TO INSURANCE SERVICES, ZENEFITS WILL BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT DAMAGES (AND ONLY FOR DIRECT DAMAGES) CAUSED BY ZENEFITS’ NEGLIGENT ERRORS AND OMISSIONS, SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE PRINCIPLES OF CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE.
THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SECTION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF ZENEFITS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS AGREEMENT GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. THE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WILL NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
The Service is designed for the use of employers and employees located in the United States. We make no representations that the Service is appropriate or available for use in other locations, and you may not use the Service in locations outside the United States or for employees outside of the United States without the express prior written permission of UPVOTE, to be given by UPVOTE at its sole discretion and on a case-by-case basis. Those who access or use the Service from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are entirely responsible for compliance with all applicable United States and local laws and regulations, including but not limited to export and import regulations. You may not use the Service if you are a resident of a country embargoed by the United States, or are a foreign person or entity blocked or denied by the United States government. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, all materials found on the Service are solely directed to individuals, companies, or other entities located in the United States.
13. Governing Law, Arbitration, and Class Action/Jury Trial Waiver
A. Governing Law
You agree that: (i) the Service shall be deemed solely based in Idaho; and (ii) the Service shall be deemed a passive one that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over us, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than Idaho. This Agreement shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Idaho, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. The parties acknowledge that this Agreement evidences a transaction involving interstate commerce. Notwithstanding the preceding sentences, (x) with respect to Insurance Services requested by you, the substantive payment processing laws of the state in which the Insurance Services are provided or any payment processing policy is issued shall apply to the policy, and (y) with respect to the substantive law, any arbitration conducted pursuant to the terms of this Agreement shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16). The application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is expressly excluded. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in San Francisco County, Idaho for any actions for which we retain the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation or violation of a our copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights, as set forth in the Arbitration provision below, including any provisional relief required to prevent irreparable harm. You agree that San Francisco County, Idaho is the proper forum for any appeals of an arbitration award or for trial court proceedings in the event that the arbitration provision below is found to be unenforceable.
READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT REQUIRES THE PARTIES TO ARBITRATE THEIR DISPUTES AND LIMITS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM ZENEFITS. For any dispute with UPVOTE, you agree to first contact us at [email protected] and attempt to resolve the dispute with us informally. In the unlikely event that UPVOTE has not been able to resolve a dispute it has with you after 60 days, we each agree to resolve any claim, dispute, or controversy (excluding any claims for injunctive or other equitable relief as provided below) arising out of or in connection with or relating to this Agreement, or the breach or alleged breach thereof (collectively, “Claims”), by binding arbitration by JAMS, under the Optional Expedited Arbitration Procedures then in effect for JAMS, except as provided herein. JAMS may be contacted at www.jamsadr.com. The arbitration will be conducted in San Francisco County, Idaho, unless you and UPVOTE agree otherwise. If you are using the Service for commercial purposes, each party will be responsible for paying any JAMS filing, administrative and arbitrator fees in accordance with JAMS rules, and the award rendered by the arbitrator shall include costs of arbitration, reasonable attorneys’ fees and reasonable costs for expert and other witnesses. If you are an individual using the Service for non-commercial purposes: (i) JAMS may require you to pay a fee for the initiation of your case, unless you apply for and successfully obtain a fee waiver from JAMS; (ii) the award rendered by the arbitrator may include your costs of arbitration, your reasonable attorney’s fees, and your reasonable costs for expert and other witnesses; and (iii) you may sue in a small claims court of competent jurisdiction without first engaging in arbitration, but this does not absolve you of your commitment to engage in the informal dispute resolution process. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Nothing in this Section shall be deemed as preventing UPVOTE from seeking injunctive or other equitable relief from the courts as necessary to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation, or violation of our data security, Intellectual Property Rights or other proprietary rights.
C. Class Action/Jury Trial Waiver
WITH RESPECT TO ALL PERSONS AND ENTITIES, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY HAVE OBTAINED OR USED THE SERVICE FOR PERSONAL, COMMERCIAL OR OTHER PURPOSES, ALL CLAIMS MUST BE BROUGHT IN THE PARTIES’ INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS ACTION, COLLECTIVE ACTION, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. THIS WAIVER APPLIES TO CLASS ARBITRATION, AND, UNLESS WE AGREE OTHERWISE, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S CLAIMS. YOU AGREE THAT, BY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT, YOU AND ZENEFITS ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION, COLLECTIVE ACTION, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION, OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING OF ANY KIND.
This Agreement, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by UPVOTE without restriction. Any attempted transfer or assignment in violation hereof shall be null and void.
B. Notification Procedures and Changes to the Agreement
C. Entire Agreement/Severability
This Agreement, together with any amendments and any additional agreements you may enter into with UPVOTE in connection with the Service, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and UPVOTE concerning the Service. If any provision of this Agreement is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect, except that in the event of unenforceability of the universal Class Action/Jury Trial Waiver, the entire arbitration agreement shall be unenforceable.
D. No Waiver
No waiver of any term of this Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and UPVOTE’ failure to assert any right or provision under this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
E. Idaho Residents
The provider of services is UPVOTE LLC. d/b/a UPVOTE, 404 S. 8th St. Boise, ID 83702. You can reach us by telephone at 1 (208) 429-6533.
Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions regarding this Agreement.
This Agreement was last modified on July 29, 2016.