PREP NETWORK TERMS OF SERVICE
Effective Date: February 1st, 2020
This Terms of Service (“Terms”) is an agreement between you and Prep Network LLC (“Prep Network”, “us”, “our” or “we”) and sets forth the legally binding terms for your use of our websites https://www.prephoops.com/, https://www.prepgirlshoops.com/, https://www.prepdig.com/, https://www.northstarfootballnews.com/, https://www.prephockey.com/, https://www.recruitme.prephoops.com, https://www.recruitme.prepgirlshoops.com, https://events.prephoops.com/, https://events.prepgirlshoops.com/ and https://events.prepdig.com/ (and any of their sub-domains) or any other website which include a link to these Terms (the “Sites”), as well as in connection with any of our sales or marketing activities or other services available on our Sites or offline (“Services”).
These Terms apply to your use of the Sites and Services (however accessed and/or used, whether via personal computers, mobile devices or otherwise) or any other means or applications in which you connect with us and your use of our Sites or Services.
In some instances, both these Terms and separate guidelines or rules setting forth additional or different terms and/or conditions will apply to your use of our Services (“Additional Terms”). By way of example, our events or tournaments may require agreement to Additional Terms to participate in such program and those Additional Terms are incorporated into these Terms by this reference.
ARBITRATION NOTICE AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER: EXCEPT FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DISPUTES DESCRIBED IN SECTIONS 15 BELOW, YOU AGREE THAT DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND US WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION.
We recommend that you read these Terms in full to ensure you are fully informed. However, to make it easier for you to review those parts of these Terms which apply to you, we have divided up our Terms into the following sections:
- Who We Are
- Acceptance of Terms
- Account and Contact Information
- Payment and Cancellation Rights
- Your Use of the Sites and Services
- Proprietary Rights
- Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice
- Disclaimer of Warranties
- Limitation of Liability
- Your Legal Liability
- California Resident Rights
- Geographic Restrictions
- Changes to Terms of Service
- Third Party Links
- Arbitration / Dispute Resolution
- No Rights of Third Parties
- Contact Us
1. WHO WE ARE
Prep Network LLC is a U.S. based company that provides original content and rankings and aggregates third party content and rankings about high school players throughout the United States. We compile information from numerous public sources, including high school and club team websites, as well as athletic programs available at public athletic contests and provide such relevant information to our users. This compilation of information, plus all other analysis posted to our Sites, is promoted to interested parties and can aid college coaches in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes. By making this information and our database of athlete profiles available, including our RecruitMe Player Profile Databases which are created by athletes and which are available to college coaches, we strive to assist student athletes’ opportunities for free or discounted college tuition. We also run events such as tournaments and showcases around the country for club teams and individual players to provide additional opportunities for college coaches to recruit student-athletes.
2. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Agreement to the Terms. Each time that you access or use our Sites or Services you signify that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree to any of these Terms you must discontinue using the Sites and Services.
Eligibility. You must be at least 16 years old to use the Sites and Services or become a member and by registering with us you attest that you have reached the age of majority and have the legal capacity to be legally bound by these Terms. Any student under the age of 16 must have a profile posted by their parent or legal guardian. RecruitMe Player Profile Databases are intended to be accessible to college coaches. We may require verification.
Electronic Form/Communications. By accessing or using the Sites or Services you consent to having this agreement provided to you in electronic form and receiving communications from us electronically. We may communicate with you by postal mail, e-mail or by posting notices on the Sites. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirements that such communications be in writing.
3. ACCOUNT AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Access to the Sites and Services. You do not need to register as a subscriber in order to access and browse some sections of the Sites or Services, but you will not be able to access all of the content on our Sites or our Services unless you register to create an account and make payment for such access. If you are browsing the Sites or Services and have not yet registered with us your use of the Site or Services will still be subject to these Terms.
Account. You can create an account by submitting the information required (“Prep Network Account”). You’ll need to provide a valid email address and a password which you will be required to submit each time you log in. You must provide accurate, current and complete information during the registration process and keep your Prep Network Account up-to-date at all times. Any falsification of any information whatsoever may, at Prep Network’s option, result in immediate suspension or termination of your right to use the Services.
Security. If you use our Services you are responsible for restricting access to your Prep Network Account and ensuring that your computer and mobile device are free from all types of malicious content, including content that may track any data you enter via the Services. Your login ID and password, together with any number or other contact information you provide, form your “Account Information.” You understand and agree that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your password and other Account Information, and that you are solely responsible for all activities that occur on or through your Prep Network Account. You further agree to notify Prep Network immediately of any unauthorized access to your Prep Network Account or unauthorized use of your Account Information or any other security breach by emailing us at email@example.com.
Contacting You. When you provide us with contact information in connection with a particular activity or when using our Services, such as an email address or telephone number, you agree that this action constitutes a purchase or inquiry establishing a business relationship with us. You expressly consent to our communicating with you using contact information obtained directly from you or which is provided to us with your consent. You attest that you have the legal authority over any contact information provided to us and can provide us and/or third parties with the authorization to contact you. This means you may be contacted in person or by recorded message, by e-mail, telephone and/or mobile telephone number (including use of automated dialing equipment), text (SMS) message, IM messaging, or any other means of communication that your wireless or other telecommunications device may be capable of receiving), in accordance with applicable laws or regulations (“Applicable Laws”).
4. PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION RIGHTS
Purchasing our Products or Services. Please refer to the applicable offer for a description of our products and services or current subscription plans and pricing. Any terms and conditions of any offer disclosed to you when ordering is deemed part of these Terms. Prep Network reserves the right to change the fees for its products and Services and will provide notice of any increase prior to your being charged.
Orders. Any prices displayed on the Sites are quoted in U.S. dollars and are intended to be valid and effective only in the United States. We will add shipping and handling fees and applicable sales/use tax in accordance with our then-current policies. All orders are for personal use only and orders for resale are prohibited without prior written approval. Products or entrance to events displayed on this Sites are available only while supplies or availability lasts. We try to display the image of products available on our Sites, including colors, as accurately as possible but they may vary and the actual colors you see may depend upon your device display.
No Binding Offer. Nothing on the Sites or Services constitutes a binding offer to sell, distribute or give away any products or services. In the event products, tickets, entrance fees or services are listed at an incorrect price, we have the right to refuse or cancel orders placed at the incorrect price, regardless of whether the order has been confirmed or you have been charged.
Billing Information. When you provide payment information (“Billing Information”) to Prep Network or its authorized processor, you represent that you are an authorized user of the payment card, PIN, key, account or other payment method specified by you (“Payment Method”), and you authorize Prep Network to charge such Payment Method for the full amount of the transaction. The terms of your payment will be based on your Payment Method and may be determined by agreements between you and the financial institution, debit/credit card issuer or other provider of your chosen Payment Method (the “Payment Method Provider”). If Prep Network does not receive payment from your Payment Method Provider, you agree to pay all amounts due on your account upon demand. In the event we are advised of insufficient funds in your account or credit to cover your payment by your Payment Method, we may re-present such un-cleared or rejected payment, or any lessor amount thereof, to your Payment Method Provider. In the event we have to collect unpaid amounts you owe us, you will be liable for all collection costs, including attorneys’ and collection agency fees. Prep Network reserves the right to correct any errors or mistakes that it makes even if it has already requested or received payment and to update your information from available third-party sources. In the event Prep Network cannot charge the Payment Method you provide we reserve the right to terminate your order and invoice you for any unpaid amounts. You must promptly notify Prep Network if your Payment Method is canceled (e.g., for loss or theft). If you fail to notify us, you remain responsible for any continued charges to the Payment Method you provided.
Cancelation Rights. REGARDLESS OF THE TERMS OF AN OFFER YOU CAN RECEIVE A FULL REFUND FOR ANY ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP IF YOU CONTACT US TO CANCEL WITHIN THE FIRST THREE DAYS AFTER YOU ACCEPT THE OFFER. Just write to us specifically requesting this refund at Prep Network LLC, 6901 East Fish Lake Road, Suite 188, Maple Grove, MN 55369, Attention: Subscription Department.
How to Cancel Auto-Renewal. Our subscription plans are subject to automatic renewal and therefore you will be charged for the term you select on a recurring basis. You can cancel your subscription at any time to avoid future charges, or to receive a pro rata refund for an annual membership. To cancel any subscription and any corresponding charges go online to your account or contact customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free or Introductory Promotional Offer. If you enrolled for any of our Services under a special introductory offer (for example, a discounted trial or a subscription with free merchandise), you are subject to the terms of the offer you accepted and, unless you cancel within the time frame presented in the offer, the applicable regular fee for the Services you selected will be posted to your Payment Method after the introductory offer or trial period is completed. We reserve the right to limit any introductory or trial offer to one per person/household.
5. YOUR USE OF THE SITES AND SERVICES
Monitoring. Prep Network reserves the right to monitor all network traffic to the Sites or Services and anyone using the Sites or Services expressly acknowledges that such monitoring may occur. Prep Network may block unauthorized attempts or intrusions to upload or change information or cause damage to the Sites or Services in any fashion. You acknowledge that Prep Network has no general obligation to monitor User Content (as hereinafter defined) nor to actively seek facts or circumstances indicating illegal activity, but has the right to review, disable access to, or to edit any User Content in order to: (i) operate, secure and improve the security of the Sites or Services (including without limitation for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation and customer support purposes); (ii) ensure compliance with these Terms; (iii) comply with Applicable Laws or the order or requirement of a court, law enforcement, or other administration agency or governmental body; (iv) respond to User Content or user conduct that it determines is harmful or objectionable; or (v) as otherwise set forth in these Terms.
Posting of User Content. Some of our Sites allow you to create a recruitment profile and upload content into that profile, including contact and other player information, comments, photos and videos (“User Content”) for college coaches to access (“RecruitMe Player Profile Database”). The Recruiter Player Profile Database is designed to enable college coaches to recruit players and may contain ways for players and college coaches to communicate (“Communication Forums”). You agree that all User Content you submit, post, upload, embed, or display through the Services (“Submit” or “Submitting”) will comply with these Terms and with the Rules of Conduct set forth herein. You acknowledge and agree that when you Submit User Content it is available to college coaches, but such User Content also might be shared with others and that you have no expectation of privacy concerning your User Content. As a result, please exercise caution when you Submit any personal information in User Content. Prep Network has no obligation to monitor User Content but reserves the right to review and remove any User Content at any time, without notice, for any reason and in its sole discretion. Prep Network specifically disclaims any liability with regard to User Content and any actions resulting from your participation in any such Recruiting Player Profile Database. Prep Network IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY USER’S MISUSE OR MISAPPROPRIATION OF ANY USER CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU POST ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES.
Objectionable Content. If you encounter something you find objectionable and in violation of these Terms, you can report it to email@example.com.
License to User Content. All User Content must comply with these Terms. By Submitting your User Content on or through the Services, you automatically grant (and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant) to Prep Network, its licensees, and their respective successors and assigns, officers, directors, employees, licensees, agents, representatives and other users of the Services, a worldwide, sublicenseable, assignable, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, unlimited right and license to use, reproduce, publish, distribute, publicly display and perform, reformat, adapt, modify and delete your User Content in connection with the Services (“License”).
Representation of Ownership. You retain copyright and other intellectual property rights with respect to any User Content to the extent that you have such rights under Applicable Laws. By Submitting User Content through the Services you represent and warrant that (i) you own such User Content or otherwise have received permission from the copyright owner and any other persons depicted in the content and have the right to grant us the License set forth in these Terms, including having obtained permission from any player you are Submitting information for on that player’s behalf); (ii) the User Content is accurate and not confidential and your Submitting User Content and our use of your User Content on the Services is not in violation of any Applicable Law or contractual restrictions or other third party rights (including, without limitation, privacy, publicity, and intellectual property rights); and (iii) you are solely responsible for, and Prep Network will have no liability in connection with, your User Content or any other User Content you access through the Services. Your ownership in your User Content does not confer any rights to the Sites or Services, nor any rights to other User Content or Prep Network Content stored by or on behalf of Prep Network.
Feedback/Idea Submissions. Prep Network does not accept unauthorized idea submissions. Any ideas disclosed to Prep Network are not confidential and Prep Network may develop, use and freely disclose or publish similar ideas without compensating you or accounting to you. All comments or materials Submitted to us, including testimonials, images, reviews, questions, comments, or suggestions (collectively, “Feedback”), is received and treated by us on a non-confidential and unrestricted basis. If you provide Prep Network with any Feedback, you hereby grant Prep Network a non-exclusive, fully-paid, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, transferable, sublicensable license to reproduce, distribute, modify, prepare derivative works based on, publicly perform, publicly display, make, have made, use, sell, offer to sell, import, and otherwise exploit that Feedback for any purposes, for all current and future methods and forms of exploitation throughout the world. If any such rights may not be licensed under Applicable Laws (such as moral and other personal rights), you hereby waive and agree not to assert all such rights. You understand and agree that Prep Network is not required to make any use of any Feedback that you provide. You agree that if Prep Network makes use of your Feedback, Prep Network is not required to credit or compensate you for your contribution. You represent and warrant that you have sufficient rights in any Feedback that you provide to Prep Network to grant Prep Network and other affected parties the rights described above. This includes but is not limited to intellectual property rights and other proprietary, privacy or other personal rights.
Termination. Prep Network may terminate your access to its Sites or Services immediately or disable any user name, password or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by Prep Network, at any time without notice, if, in Prep Network’s sole opinion, you have violated any provision of these Terms. Termination will not limit any of Prep Network’s rights or remedies at law or in equity.
Data Collection Policy. No party unaffiliated with Prep Network may collect or use, or direct, authorize or assist other persons or entities to collect or use any data from a user, or a computer or device operated by a user, while accessing our Sites or Services without our prior express written permission.
Modification to Services. Prep Network has the right to modify its Services (and products and services accessible through its Services), and its Sites at any time in its sole discretion which may include upgrades, bug fixes, patches, other error corrections, and/or new features (collectively, including related documentation, “Updates”). Updates may also modify or delete in their entirety certain features and functionality. You agree that Prep Network has no obligation to provide any Updates or to continue to provide or enable any particular features or functionality or other aspects of its Sites or Services. Your only right with respect to any dissatisfaction with any modifications made to its Sites or Services, or any policies or practices of Prep Network in providing its Services is to cancel your account and/or stop using the Sites or Services.
Injunctive Relief. You expressly acknowledge and agree that there may be no adequate remedy at law for a breach of this Section, that such a breach may irreparably harm Prep Network and Prep Network is entitled, without limiting any of its other remedies at law or equity, to seek injunctive relief (temporary and permanent) from any court of competent jurisdiction immediately upon request and without the need to post a bond or security, with respect to any such breach or potential breach of these Terms.
6. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
Ownership of Content and Marks. The Sites and Services, and all content published on or accessible through the Sites and Services (‘Content”), is owned by Prep Network, its affiliates or its licensors, and is protected by laws governing copyrights patents, trademarks, trade secrets and/or other proprietary rights. Prep Network owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such Content and a copyright in the Sites. All trademarks, logos, service marks, trade names, and trade dress appearing on the Content and Sites, including without limitation, Prep Hoops, Prep Girl Hoops, Prep Dig, Northstar Football News, Prep Hockey and RecruitMe (“Marks”), are proprietary to Prep Network, its affiliates, or its licensors. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any Content or Marks downloaded or accessed from the Sites or Services. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any Marks or Content (including images, text, page layout, or form) nor use any Meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing Prep Network, its affiliates’, or its licensors’ name or Marks without the prior express written consent of Prep Network. You agree not to copy, reproduce, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, sell, create derivative works of, or in any way exploit, the Sites, Services, Marks or Content, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent or Prep Network.
Our Limited License to You. You acknowledge and agree that the Sites, Services and Content are provided under license, and not sold, to you and your use. You do not acquire any ownership interest in the Sites, Services or Content under these Terms, or any other rights thereto other than to use the Sites, Services and Content in accordance with the license granted, and subject to all terms, conditions, and restrictions under these Terms. Prep Network grants you a limited, personal, non-commercial, non-exclusive, revocable, non-assignable, and non-transferable license to access (but not through scraping, spidering, crawling or other technology or software used to access data) and display the Content (excluding any software code) solely for your personal use in connection with accessing and using the Services as reasonably necessary to use them for their intended purpose. You may not insert any code or product to manipulate the Content, Sites or Services in any way that affects any user’s experience. Prep Network and its licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to its respective Sites, Services, Marks and Content. You may not use the Sites, Services, Marks or Content in a manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights or that has not been authorized by us. More specifically, unless explicitly authorized in these Terms you may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, translate, sell, create derivative works, exploit, or distribute in any manner or medium (including by email or other electronic means) any material from the Sites or Services. You may, however, from time to time, download copies of individual pages from the Services for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices intact.
7. DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT NOTICE
Filing a Complaint. If you are a user in the United States, Prep Network has designated an agent with the United States Copyright Office in accordance with the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and avails itself of the protections under the DMCA. We reserve the right to remove any User Content on the Sites which allegedly infringes another person’s copyright. We are under no obligation to scan content posted for any violations of third party rights. However, we respect the copyright interests of others and it is our policy not to permit materials known by us to infringe another party’s copyright to remain on the Sites. If you believe any materials on any Site infringes a copyright, you should provide us with a written request to takedown the allegedly infringing material in the form of a written letter, sent by regular mail only, (“DMCA Takedown Notice”) that at a minimum includes:
- Identification of the URL of the Site and the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
- Your name, address, telephone number and email address (if available);
- 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;
- 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; and
- The signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right to ignore a DMCA Takedown Notice that is not in compliance with the DMCA.
Filing a Counter-Notice. If your material has been removed or blocked by us as a result of our receipt of a DMCA Takedown Notice, you may send us a request asking for the allegedly infringing material to be restored in the form of a written letter, sent by regular mail only (“DMCA Counter-Notice”) that at a minimum includes:
- Identification of the copyrighted work (or works) that was removed by Prep Network and the URL of the Site(s) with the location at which the works appeared before they were removed. The information must be reasonably sufficient to permit us to identify the copyrighted work;
- Your name, address, telephone number and email address (if available);
- A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or the State of Minnesota if your address is outside of the United States;
- A statement that you will accept service of process from the person (or an agent of such person) who provided the DMCA Takedown Notice to us;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that the allegedly infringing material identified above as the copyrighted work was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
- A signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyrighted work that was taken down.
When we receive the DMCA Counter-Notice, we will send a copy of the DMCA Counter-Notice to the party who originally sent us the DMCA Takedown Notice requested the removal of the allegedly infringing material and we will reinstate the allegedly infringing material, unless that party obtains a court order supporting removal of the allegedly infringing material.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right to ignore a DMCA Counter-Notice that is not in compliance with the DMCA.
Both the DMCA Takedown Notice and the DMCA Counter-Notice must be sent to our designated DMCA designated agent addressed as follows:
Prep Network LLC
6901 East Fish Lake Road, Suite 188
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Attention: Jake Phillips
8. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE THE SITES OR SERVICES, YOU DO SO VOLUNTARILY AND AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE CONTENT AND INFORMATION OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE SITES OR SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION OUR RANKINGS, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.” TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAWS, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OR OTHER TERMS OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR TERMS OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE DO NOT WARRANT: THAT THE SITES OR SERVICES, OR ANY OF THEIR FUNCTIONS, WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; THAT ANY PART OF THE SITES OR SERVICES, OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE THEM AVAILABLE, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS ,INCLUDING WHETHER UPDATES WILL AUTOMATICALLY DOWNLOAD WHEN INSTALLED OR THAT DEPENDING ON YOUR DEVICE WHETHER UPDATES WILL BE AVAILABLE TO YOU. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SITES OR SERVICES OR CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN WITH REGARD TO THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY, APPROPRIATENESS FOR ANY PURPOSE, OR OTHERWISE. ALTHOUGH WE ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE LEGITIMACY OF COLLEGE COACHES ON OUR SITES, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THE IDENTIY OF OUR USERS. DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE INTERNET, PREP NETWORK CANNOT GUARANTEE THE CONTINUOUS AND UNINTERRUPTED AVAILABILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY OF THE SITES OR SERVICES. PREP NETWORK MAY RESTRICT THE AVAILABILITY OF THE SITES OR SERVICES OR CERTAIN AREAS OR FEATURES IF NECESSARY, IN VIEW OF CAPACITY LIMITS, THE SECURITY OR INTEGRITY OF ITS SERVERS, OR TO CARRY OUT MAINTENANCE MEASURES THAT ASSIST IN THE PROPER OR IMPROVED FUNCTIONING OF THE SITES OR SERVICES. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY OF THE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN THE SITES OR SERVICES, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USE OF OUR SITES OR SERVICES.
9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
You acknowledge and agree that, to the maximum extent permitted by law, the entire risk arising out of your access to and use of the Sites, Services, Content and User Content, and your posting of any User Content remains with you. Neither Prep Network nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the Sites or Services, Content or User Content will be liable for any incidental, special, exemplary or consequential damages, including lost profits, loss of data or loss of goodwill, service interruption, computer damage or system failure or the cost of substitute products or services, or for any damages for personal or bodily injury or emotional distress arising out of or in connection with these Terms or from the use of or inability to use the Sites or Services, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence), product liability or any other legal theory, and whether or not Prep Network has been informed of the possibility of such damage, even if a limited remedy set forth herein is found to have failed its essential purpose. In no event will Prep Network’ aggregate liability arising out of or in connection with these Terms and your use of the Sites or Services, exceed the amounts you have paid to Prep Network in the twelve month period prior to the event giving rise to the liability, or $50USD if no such payments have been made, as applicable. The limitations of damages set forth above are fundamental elements of the basis of the bargain between Prep Network and you. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
10. YOUR LEGAL LIABILITY
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Prep Network and its shareholders, partners, affiliates, directors, officers, subsidiaries, employees, agents, suppliers, and licensors from and against all damages, losses, liabilities, claims, and costs (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs including costs to respond to regulatory inquiries, actions or subpoenas) related to all third party claims, charges, and investigations, arising from, relating to, or caused by User Content you Submit or your failure to comply with these Terms.
11. CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS RIGHTS
If you are a California resident and in connection with the foregoing releases, you hereby waive California Civil Code Section 1542 (and any similar provision in any other jurisdiction) which states:
“A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”
12. GEOGRAPHIC RESTRICTIONS
Prep Network will provide the Sites and Services with reasonable care and skill but makes no representations that they are appropriate for use from locations outside the United States or compliant with laws outside the United States. If you access the Sites or Services from outside the United States, you are responsible for compliance with local laws in relation to your use of the Sites or Services.
13. CHANGES TO TERMS OF SERVICE
Prep Network will review and may update these Terms periodically and will note the new effective date if any changes are made. If we make material changes to these Terms we may choose to notify you by prominently posting a notice of a new Terms of Service update on the Sites for a period of time in our discretion but we encourage you to review these Terms and make note of the “effective date” frequently. Your continued use of the Sites and Services after we post any changes to the Terms signifies your agreement to any such changes. If you do not agree to these Terms, you must discontinue using the Sites and Services.
14. THIRD PARTY LINKS
You may be able to access other websites, mobile applications or resources through links accessed on the Sites or Services. Because Prep Network has no control over such websites or mobile applications you acknowledge and agree Prep Network is not responsible for the availability of such external websites, mobile applications or resources accessible from those third parties, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, services, or other materials available from such websites or mobile applications, nor does Prep Network endorse any such websites, mobile applications or resources, or the products or services assessable on such websites or mobile applications.
15. ARBITRATION / DISPUTE RESOLUTION FOR U.S. RESIDENTS
Governing Law. These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota without application of conflict of laws rules, except that these Arbitration provisions shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act.
Resolution of Any Dispute. In the event a dispute arises between you and Prep Network (“Dispute”), we want to provide you with an efficient, neutral and cost-effective means of resolving the dispute. Most customer concerns can be resolved quickly and to the customer’s satisfaction by contacting us by writing to Prep Network LLC, 6901 East Fish Lake Road, Suite 188, Maple Grove, MN 55369. If, however, the Dispute cannot be resolved by the personnel directly involved, the parties shall first attempt in good faith to resolve the Dispute promptly by negotiation between duly appointed executive officers or other representatives of such parties, with full authority to negotiate and settle the Dispute. If a Dispute has not been resolved by negotiations within 90 days as provided hereinabove, such Dispute shall be submitted to JAMS, or its successor (collectively, “JAMS”), for mediation as provided hereinbelow. Any party involved in the Dispute may commence mediation by providing to JAMS and each other party involved in the Dispute a written request for mediation, setting forth the subject of the Dispute and the relief requested. The parties will cooperate with JAMS and with one another in selecting a mediator from JAMS’ panel of neutrals and in scheduling the mediation proceedings. The parties covenant that they will participate in the mediation in good faith, and that they will share equally in its costs. All offers, promises, conduct and statements, whether oral or written, made in the course of the mediation by any of the parties, their agents, employees, experts and attorneys, and by the mediator and any JAMS employees, are confidential, privileged and inadmissible for any purpose, including impeachment, in any litigation or other proceeding involving the parties; provided, however, that evidence that is otherwise admissible or discoverable shall not be rendered inadmissible or non-discoverable as a result of its use in the mediation. None of the parties may commence arbitration or a civil action with respect to the matters submitted to mediation until after the completion of the initial mediation session, or 30 business days after the date of filing the written request for mediation, whichever occurs first. Mediation may continue after the commencement of arbitration or a civil action, if the parties so desire.
Limitation of Legal Remedies. IF THERE IS A DISPUTE THAT REMAINS UNRESOLVED AFTER MEDIATION, INSTEAD OF SUING IN COURT, YOU AND PREP NETWORK EACH AGREE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW TO ARBITRATE DISPUTES THROUGH BINDING ARBITRATION PURSUANT TO THE JAMS ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES, ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, WITHOUT CLASS RELIEF, EXCEPT FOR DISPUTES PERTAINING TO PREP NETWORK’S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND STATUTORY CLAIMS THAT PURSUANT TO LAW ARE NOT ARBITRABLE. This agreement to arbitrate is intended to be broadly interpreted. It includes claims based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation or any other legal theory (“Claim(s)”). The arbitrator’s decision and award are final and binding, with some exceptions under the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. 1, et seq., and judgment on the award may be entered in any court with jurisdiction.
Jury Trial Waiver. YOU AND PREP NETWORK EACH VOLUNTARILY WAIVE THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN RESOLVING ANY DISPUTE BETWEEN US ARISING OUT OF THESE TERMS OR THE SITES OR SERVICES.
Class Action Waiver. YOU AND PREP NETWORK EACH AGREE THAT CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER MAY ONLY BE BROUGHT IN AN INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT IN A CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. All arbitrations under these Terms must be conducted on an individual (and not a class-wide) basis, and an arbitrator will have no authority to award class-wide relief. You acknowledge and agree that these Terms specifically prohibit you from commencing any legal proceedings as a representative of others, participating in a class, representative, or collective action as a class representative, class member or an opt-in party, acting as a private attorney general, or joining or consolidating Claims with claims or proceedings brought by any other person (“Class Action Waiver”).
Arbitration Procedures. A party who intends to seek arbitration must first send to the other a written Notice of Dispute describing the nature and basis of the Claim and setting forth the specific relief sought (“Notice”). All Notices to Prep Network must be sent to the following address: Prep Network LLC, 6901 East Fish Lake Road, Suite 188, Maple Grove, MN 55369. Our notice to you will be sent to you based on the most recent contact information that you provide us but if no such information exists or if such information is not current, then we have no obligation under this Section. Upon receipt of such Notice, the receiving party will have a 60-day period in which it may satisfy the Claim against it by fully curing the Claim, providing all the relief requested in the Notice, or entering into a settlement to resolve the Claim to the mutual satisfaction of the parties. After the expiration of such 60-day cure period, you or Prep Network may commence an arbitration proceeding. Unless otherwise agreed to by you and Prep Network in writing, the arbitration will be governed and conducted by JAMS before a single arbitrator with substantial experience in the internet industry and shall follow substantive law in adjudicating the Dispute. This Section shall be construed as a written agreement to arbitrate pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”). You and Prep Network agree that this Section satisfies the writing requirement of the FAA. The arbitration of any claim will be conducted in the State of Minnesota, and for any non-frivolous claim that does not exceed $5,000.00, you shall have the choice as to whether the hearing is conducted in person or by telephone. Each party will pay the fees and costs of its own counsel, experts and witnesses. The JAMS rules are available on its website at www.jamsadr.com. To the extent that this dispute resolution Section conflicts with JAMS minimum standards for procedural fairness, the JAMS rules and/or minimum standards for arbitration procedures in that regard shall control. Neither party shall sue the other party other than as provided herein or for enforcement of this clause or for the arbitrator’s award; and any such suit may be brought only in Federal District Court or, if any such court lacks jurisdiction, in any state court that has jurisdiction. The arbitrator, and not any federal, state, or local court, shall have exclusive authority to resolve any Dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, unconscionability, arbitrability, or enforceability of these Terms including any claim that all or any part of these Terms are void or voidable. However, the preceding sentence shall not apply to the clause entitled “Class Action Waiver”.
Exception to Arbitration. Only disputes or actions pertaining to Prep Network LLC’s intellectual property rights, or statutory claims that pursuant to law are not arbitrable, are exempt from arbitration.
Survival. This arbitration provision shall survive termination of these Terms.
Severability. If any provision of this Section is declared or found by a court of competent jurisdiction or arbitrator to be unlawful, unenforceable or void, such provision will be ineffective only to the extent that it is found unlawful, unenforceable or void, and the remainder of the provision and all other provisions will remain fully enforceable, except that if the Class Action Waiver for any Claim cannot be enforced, then the provision to arbitrate will not apply.
16. NO RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES
You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms, there are not third-party beneficiaries to these Terms.
These Terms, and policies incorporated herein, are the entire agreement between you and Prep Network. They supersede any and all prior or contemporaneous agreements between you and Prep Network relating to your use of the Sites or Services. If these Terms expire or are terminated for any reason, the provisions which by their nature should continue after termination including Proprietary Rights, Disclaimer of Warranties, Limitation of Liability, Your Legal Liability, Arbitration/Dispute Resolution, No Rights of Third Parties, and Miscellaneous shall survive any such expiration or termination. If any provision of these Terms is declared or found by a court of competent jurisdiction or arbitrator to be unlawful, unenforceable or void, such provision will be ineffective only to the extent that it is found unlawful, unenforceable or void, and the remainder of the provision and all other provisions will remain fully enforceable, except that if the Class Action Waiver for any Claim cannot be enforced, then the provision to arbitrate will not apply. You may not assign your rights under your Prep Network Account or this agreement to any third party without Prep Network’s prior written permission. Prep Network may assign these Terms, in whole or in part, at any time. Headings in the Terms are for convenience of reference only and shall not affect the interpretation or construction of this agreement. The failure of Prep Network to partially or fully exercise any rights or the waiver of Prep Network to enforce any breach of these Terms by you, shall not prevent a subsequent exercise of such right by Prep Network or be deemed a waiver by Prep Network of any subsequent breach by you of the same or any other term of these Terms. The rights and remedies of Prep Network under these Terms and any other applicable agreement between you and Prep Network shall be cumulative, and the exercise of any such right or remedy shall not limit Prep Network’ right to exercise any other right or remedy. In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between any of these Terms any other terms or conditions applicable to the Services, we shall determine which rules, restrictions, limitations, terms and/or conditions shall control and prevail in our sole discretion, and you specifically waive any right to challenge or dispute such determination.
18. CONTACT US
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to us at: Prep Network LLC, 6901 East Fish Lake Road, Suite 188, Maple Grove, MN 55369 if you have any questions about these Terms.
When contacting us, please include your full name, address, phone number, and email address, and indicate the specific nature of your request or inquiry.