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1. You are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older;
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- Except as permitted herein, collect, obtain, compile, gather, transmit, reproduce, delete, revise, view, or display any material or information, whether personally identifiable or not, submitted, provided, or made available by or concerning any other person, firm, or enterprise made available on or through the Site, including, without limitation, by Posting someone else’s private information without their consent;
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- Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site.
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On notice, we will act expeditiously to remove Content that infringes the copyright rights of others and we will use reasonable efforts to disable use of our Site by anyone who repeatedly infringes the rights of others. If you believe our Site contains elements that infringe any copyright of yours or anyone else’s, please follow the procedures set forth below in our Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.
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We do not endorse, warrant, or guarantee any such Third-Party Resources, or the resources, products, or services offered by Third-Party Resources, and we are not responsible or liable for the actions or inactions of such Third-Party Resources, including, without limitation, the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, independent policies of, privacy practices of, or the availability of any information offered by or through such Third-Party Resources. If we provide links to social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, and you choose to visit those websites through our links, please note that the personal information you post, transmit, or otherwise make available on those websites may be viewed by the general public. We do not control User Content on social media homepages and are not responsible for any third-party use of your PII that you have posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available there.
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The Indemnified Parties have the right, at any time, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any Claim and all negotiations for settlement and compromise and you agree to cooperate with the Indemnified Parties in any such defense.
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ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER
You agree to first contact us at [email protected] for any dispute or controversy so as to attempt to resolve the dispute or controversy informally. Any controversy or claim arising out of or related to the use of the Site or Service that cannot be resolved through such informal process or through negotiation within one-hundred and twenty (120) days shall be settled by binding, confidential arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its Consumer Arbitration Rules, and judgment on the award shall be binding and rendered may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The arbitration will be conducted in the English language in the city of San Diego, California by a single neutral arbitrator. The arbitration may proceed telephonically in the event the total amount does not exceed Two Thousand and Five Hundred U.S. Dollars ($2,500) if the claimant so chooses. The testimony, evidence, ruling, and all documentation regarding any arbitration shall be considered confidential information. Neither party may use, disclose, or divulge any information unless otherwise required by law or as needed to enforce or challenge an arbitration award.
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NOTICE FOR CALIFORNIA USERS
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users of the Site are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N. 112, Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210.
With respect to data that is shared with our credit scoring partner, Trust Science, the following terms also apply. In accordance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act and Canadian credit reporting and privacy laws, Trust Science allows you to request a disclosure of the Personal Information we maintain about you, dispute Personal Information in your Trust File, ask a question, submit a complaint, request us to place a security alert in your file or block information resulting from fraud or identity theft, and request information regarding our policies and practices. In addition to viewing and requesting Trust Reports and submitting requests through the App or Sites, you can contact the us at [email protected] US residents can call us toll-free at 1.866.687.8789, and Canadian residents can call us toll-free at 1.866.687.8789.