MARTINGALE LABS, INC.
Terms of Service
Effective: September 26, 2022
These Terms of Service constitute a legally binding agreement between you and Martingale Labs, Inc., a Delaware corporation (together with its affiliates, “Martingale”, “we,” “our” or “us”) governing your use of our products, services and website (the “Site” and collectively with the foregoing, the “Services”).
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, BY CLICKING ON THE “I AGREE” OR SIMILAR BUTTON OR ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICES, YOU ARE INDICATING THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE REGISTERED WITH THE SITE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, THEN YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES. These Terms of Service are effective as of the date you first click “I agree” (or similar button or checkbox), upload data onto the Services, or otherwise use or access the Services, whichever is earlier. If you accept or agree to these Terms of Service on behalf of your employer or another legal entity, you represent and warrant that (i) you have full legal authority to bind your employer or such entity to these Terms of Services; (ii) you have read and understand these Terms of Service and (iii) you agree to these Terms of Service on behalf of the party that you represent. In such event, “you” and “your” will refer and apply to your employer or such other legal entity.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS AGREEMENT GOVERNS HOW DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND MARTINGALE CAN BE RESOLVED. IT CONTAINS A BINDING AND FINAL ARBITRATION PROVISION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER (SECTION 14). PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AS IT AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING, IF APPLICABLE, YOUR RIGHT TO OPT OUT OF ARBITRATION.
1. Our Services
We help people interpret their genomic data to understand their disease risk and medicine response based on their genome.
2. Account, Password and Security
You may be asked to register with Martingale and you must provide an email address to Martingale to use the Services (an “Account”), and as part of that process, you may also be requested to provide certain information, including without limitation your name, full address and phone number. By using the Services, you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information as prompted, and to maintain and promptly update the Account information to keep it accurate, current and complete. You are the sole authorized user of your Account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any log in, password and Account number that may be provided by you or given to you by Martingale for accessing the Services. You are solely and fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or Account, even if not authorized by you. Martingale has no control over the use of any user’s Account and expressly disclaims any liability derived therefrom. Should you suspect that any unauthorized party may be using your Account or you suspect any other breach of security, you agree to contact Martingale immediately.
The person signing up for the Services, by uploading data onto the Services or otherwise, will be the contracting party (“Account Owner”) for the purposes of these Terms of Service and will be the person who is authorized to use any corresponding Account we provide to the Account Owner in connection with the Services; provided, however, that if you are signing up for the Services on behalf of your employer, your employer shall be the Account Owner. As the Account Owner, you are solely responsible for complying with these Terms of Service and only you are entitled to all benefits accruing thereto. Your Account is not transferable to any other person or account. You must immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or identification or any other breach or threatened breach of our security or the security of your Account.
3. Billing and Payment
Payment and any other expenses, if any, must be paid through the third party payment processing system (the “PSP”) as indicated on the Services. You may be required to register with the PSP, agree to terms of service of the PSP, provide your payment details to the PSP and go through a vetting process at the request of the PSP to set up an account with the PSP (the “PSP Services Agreement”). By accepting these Terms of Service, you agree that you have downloaded or printed, and reviewed and agreed to, the PSP Services Agreement, if so required. Please note that Martingale is not a party to the PSP Services Agreement, if any, and that you, the PSP and any other parties listed in the PSP Services Agreement are the parties to the PSP Services Agreement and that Martingale has no obligations, responsibility or liability to any user or any other party under the PSP Services Agreement.
If any prices and fees are displayed on the Service, such prices and fees are exclusive of applicable federal, provincial, state, local or other governmental sales, goods and services or other taxes, fees or charges now in force or enacted in the future (“Taxes”). Any applicable Taxes are based on the rates applicable to the billing address you provide to us, and will be calculated at the time a transaction is charged to your Account. Unless otherwise indicated, all prices, fees and other charges are in U.S. dollars, and all payments shall be in U.S. currency.
4. Your Content
You acknowledge and agree that all information, material, comments, data (including genomic and health data) and all other content uploaded, posted or transmitted by you through or to our Site (“User Information“) is your sole responsibility. You agree that: (1) your User Information is true, complete, accurate and non-infringing of any other person’s rights and you will promptly update or correct any Information on becoming aware of any errors or inaccuracies and will provide us with such assistance as we may reasonably require to identify and remedy any unauthorized use of User Information; (2) you have elected to transmit through, or otherwise upload material to, our Site in your sole discretion and you are solely responsible for any claims or allegations contained in any User Information transmitted or uploaded; (3) we may in our absolute discretion at any time and without notice to you remove, cause to be removed or decline to display any User Information on our Site and (4) we will be under no obligation to monitor or censor Information that appears on our Site, but we reserve the right to do so.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws, Martingale accepts no responsibility for any Information. If you become aware of any Information which contravenes or potentially contravenes the Terms, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We reserve the right to disclose your identity to any party claiming Information transmitted by you through, or uploaded by you to, our Site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights or of their right to privacy.
5. No Patient or Client Relationship; No Medical Advice
You should not change your health behaviors solely on the basis of information received from Martingale.
Our Site does not, and is not intended to, provide medical advice or diagnose any condition or disease, nor does it provide instruction on the appropriate use of the Service. Your use of our Site does not create a patient or client relationship between you and Martingale. The information presented on our Site should not be interpreted or construed in any way as a replacement or substitution for medical advice provided by your doctor or healthcare provider. You should not disregard, avoid or delay obtaining medical advice or treatment from your doctor or healthcare provider due to any information provided on our Site. Under no circumstances should you alter your existing medical treatment, medication regimen or any other related healthcare activities based on any information provided on our Site. It is important that you discuss your treatment options and any questions that you may have with your doctor or healthcare provider. If you require urgent care, you should contact your local emergency services immediately. Our Site may contain information regarding research studies, clinical trials and clinical treatments. This is informational only and does not constitute an endorsement of any kind by Martingale of the study, trial or treatment. Martingale assumes no responsibility for informing users regarding any such studies, trials and treatments and makes no guaranty as to the completeness or accuracy of such information. It is the responsibility of each user to request their doctor to contact the relevant investigators and pursue participation in a study, trial or treatment.
Please note, the Services are for research, informational and educational use only.
6. Representations and Warranties
You represent and warrant that: (i) you are 18 years of age or older or are at least of the legally required age in the jurisdiction in which you reside, and are otherwise capable of entering into binding contracts, and (ii) you have the right, authority and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by the terms and conditions of this Agreement and that you will so abide. Where you enter into this Agreement on behalf of a company or other organization, you represent and warrant that you have authority to act on behalf of that entity and to bind that entity to this Agreement.
You agree not to engage in any of the following prohibited activities, among others: (i) copying, distributing or disclosing any part of the Services in any medium other than as allowed by the Services and these Terms of Service; (ii) using any automated system (other than any functionalities of the Services), including without limitation “robots,” “spiders,” “offline readers,” etc., to access the Services; (iii) transmitting spam, chain letters or other unsolicited email or attempting to phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl or scrape; (iv) attempting to interfere with, compromise the system integrity or security or decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running the Services; (v) violating any international, federal, provincial or state regulations, rules, laws or local ordinances; (vi) conducting any unlawful purposes or soliciting others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (vii) uploading invalid data, viruses, worms or other software agents through the Services; (viii) infringing upon or violating our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others; (ix) impersonating another person or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity, conducting fraud, hiding or attempting to hide your identity; (x) harassing, insulting, harming, defaming, abusing, stalking, threatening, intimidating or otherwise violating the legal rights (such as of privacy and publicity) of any other users or visitors of the Services or staff member of Martingale; (xi) interfering with or any activity that threatens the performance, security or proper functioning of the Services; (xii) uploading or transmitting viruses or any other type of malicious code; (xiii) attempting to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software or algorithms used to provide the Services; (xiv) bypassing the security features or measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Services, including without limitation features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on use of the Services or the content therein; (xv) attempting to access unauthorized Accounts or to collect or track the personal information of others; (xvi) using the Services for any purpose or in any manner that infringes the rights of any third party or (xvii) encouraging or enabling any other individual to do any of the foregoing.
You hereby warrant and represent that, other than as fully and promptly disclosed to Martingale as set forth below, you do not have any motivation, status or interest which Martingale may reasonably wish to know about in connection with the Services, including without limitation, if you are using or will or intend to use the Services for any journalistic, investigative or unlawful purpose. You hereby warrant and represent that you will promptly disclose to Martingale in writing any such motivation, status or interest, whether existing prior to registration or as arises during your use of the Services.
7. Termination and Suspension
Unless otherwise agreed to in writing between you and Martingale, either party may terminate these Terms of Service for any or no cause, at any time. You may cancel and delete your Account at any time by either using the features on the Services to do so (if applicable and available) or by written notice to email@example.com. After cancellation, you will no longer have access to your Account, your profile or any other information through the Services. The provisions of these Terms of Service which by their intent or meaning intended to survive such termination, including without limitation the provisions relating to disclaimer of warranties, limitations of liability and indemnification, shall survive any termination of these Terms of Service and any termination of your use of or subscription to the Services and shall continue to apply indefinitely.
We reserve the right to refuse the Services to anyone for any reason at any time. Martingale may terminate or limit your right to use the Services in the event that we are investigating or believe that you have breached any provision of this Agreement, by providing you with written or email notice. Such termination or limitation will be effective immediately upon delivery of such notice. If Martingale terminates or limits your right to use the Services pursuant to this section, you are prohibited from registering and creating a new Account under your name, a fake or borrowed name or the name of any third party, even if you may be acting on behalf of the third party.
Even after your right to use the Services is terminated or limited, this Agreement will remain enforceable against you. Martingale reserves the right to take appropriate legal action, including but not limited to pursuing arbitration in accordance with Section 14 of these Terms of Service.
Martingale reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, all or any portion of the Services at its sole discretion. Martingale is not liable to you for any modification or discontinuance of all or any portion of the Services. Martingale has the right to restrict anyone from completing registration, if applicable, or using the Services if Martingale believes such person may threaten the safety and integrity of the Services, or if, in Martingale’s discretion, such restriction is necessary to address any other reasonable business concern.
Following the termination or cancellation of your Account (as defined below), we reserve the right to delete all your data, including any User Information, in the normal course of operation. Your data cannot be recovered once your Account is terminated or cancelled.
8. Links to Third-Party Websites
The Services may contain links (such as hyperlinks) to third-party websites. Such links do not constitute endorsement by Martingale or association with those websites, their content or their operators. Such links (including without limitation external websites that are framed by the Services as well as any advertisements displayed in connection therewith) are provided as an information service, for reference and convenience only. Martingale does not control any such websites, and is not responsible for their (i) availability or accuracy, or (ii) content, advertising, products or services. It is your responsibility to evaluate the content and usefulness of the information obtained from other websites. You acknowledge and agree that Martingale is not involved in the creation or development of third-party websites and disclaims any responsibility for third-party websites, and cannot be liable for claims arising out of or relating to third-party websites. Further, you acknowledge and agree that Martingale has no obligation to monitor, review, or remove links to third-party websites, but reserves the right to limit or remove links to third-party websites on the Services at its sole discretion.
The use of any website controlled, owned or operated by third parties is governed by the terms and conditions of use and privacy policies for those websites. You access such third-party websites at your own risk. Martingale expressly disclaims any liability arising in connection with your use and/or viewing of any websites or other material associated with links that may appear on the Services. You hereby agree to hold Martingale harmless from any liability that may result from the use of links that may appear on the Services.
9. Intellectual Property Rights
All text, graphics, editorial content, data (including results from interpreting the User Information), formatting, graphs, designs, HTML, look and feel, photographs, music, sounds, images, software, videos, designs, trademarks, logos, typefaces and other content (collectively “Proprietary Material”) that users see or read through the Services is owned by Martingale, excluding User Information, which users hereby grant Martingale, its affiliated companies, sublicensees and successors and assignees a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive license to host, reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, store, publicly display, distribute, reproduce, edit, reformat and create derivative works from any User Information that you submit, post or display on or through the Services. Proprietary Material is protected in all forms, media and technologies now known or hereinafter developed. Martingale owns all Proprietary Material, as well as the coordination, selection, arrangement and enhancement of such Proprietary Materials as a Collective Work under the United States Copyright Act, as amended. The Proprietary Material is protected by the domestic and international laws governing copyright, patents and other proprietary rights. You may not copy, download, use, redesign, reconfigure or retransmit anything from the Services without Martingale’s express prior written consent and, if applicable, the holder of the rights to the User Information.
Any use of such Proprietary Material, other than as permitted therein, is expressly prohibited without the prior permission of Martingale and, if applicable, the holder of the rights to the User Information.
The service marks and trademarks of Martingale, including without limitation Martingale and Martingale logos, are service marks owned by Martingale. Any other trademarks, service marks, logos and/or trade names appearing via the Services are the property of their respective owners. You may not copy or use any of these marks, logos or trade names without the express prior written consent of the owner.
Additionally, you may choose to, or we may invite you to submit comments, ideas or feedback about the Services, including without limitation about how to improve our services or our products (“Feedback”). By submitting any Feedback, you agree that your disclosure is gratuitous, unsolicited and without restriction and will not place Martingale under any fiduciary or other obligation, and that we are free to use the Feedback without any additional compensation to you, and/or to disclose the Feedback on a non-confidential basis or otherwise to anyone. You further acknowledge that, by acceptance of your submission, Martingale does not waive any rights to use similar or related Feedback previously known to Martingale, developed by its employees or obtained from sources other than you. You acknowledge that all email and other correspondence that you submit to us shall become our sole and exclusive property.
Martingale grants you a limited license to copy and distribute free of charge any information contained in the Services (such as data sheets, results, analysis, knowledge base articles and similar materials) purposely made available by Martingale for sharing or downloading from the Services; provided that you do not:
- Remove any proprietary notice language in all copies of such documents;
- Make modifications to any such information;
- Make any additional representations or warranties relating to such documents; and
- Use such information for your non-personal, commercial purpose(s).
10. Confidential Information
You acknowledge that Confidential Information (as defined below) is a valuable, special and unique asset of Martingale and agree that you will not disclose, transfer or use (or seek to induce others to disclose, transfer or use) any Confidential Information for any purpose other than using the Services in accordance with these Terms of Service. If relevant, you may disclose the Confidential Information to your authorized employees and agents; provided that they are also bound to maintain the confidentiality of Confidential Information. You shall promptly notify Martingale in writing of any circumstances that may constitute unauthorized disclosure, transfer or use of Confidential Information. You shall use best efforts to protect Confidential Information from unauthorized disclosure, transfer or use. You shall return all originals and any copies of any and all materials containing Confidential Information to Martingale upon termination of this Agreement for any reason whatsoever.
The term “Confidential Information” shall mean any and all of Martingale’s trade secrets, confidential and proprietary information and all other information and data of Martingale that is not generally known to the public or other third parties who could derive value, economic or otherwise, from its use or disclosure. Confidential Information shall be deemed to include technical data, know-how, research, product plans, products, services, customers, markets, software, developments, inventions, processes, formulas, technology, designs, drawings, engineering, hardware configuration information, marketing, finances, strategic and other proprietary and confidential information relating to Martingale or Martingale’s business, operations or properties, including information about Martingale’s staff, users or partners, or other business information disclosed directly or indirectly in writing, orally or by drawings or observation.
11. Disclaimer of Warranties
MARTINGALE MAINTAINS OUR SITE AS A SERVICE TO THE INTERNET COMMUNITY. OUR SITE IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SUBJECT MATTER PRESENTED.
THE SERVICES IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. MARTINGALE MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICES OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THE SERVICES AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY OR IN TORT FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICES, (III) ANY ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN AND (IV) EVENTS BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CONTROL.
IN ADDITION, ANY INFORMATION PRESENTED ON OUR SITE AS OF A PARTICULAR DATE MAY ONLY BE ACCURATE AS OF SUCH DATE AND MARTINGALE DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY TO UPDATE SUCH INFORMATION. MARTINGALE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACTION TAKEN THAT IS BASED ON THE INFORMATION PRESENTED ON OUR SITE, AND ALL USERS OF OUR SITE AGREE THAT ALL ACCESS AND USE OF OUR SITE, AND ANY AND ALL CONTENT PRESENTED ON OUR SITE, IS AT THE USER’S OWN RISK.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL MARTINGALE AND AFFILIATES OR THEIR CORPORATE PARTNERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, ECONOMIC, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE, SYSTEM FAILURE, FAILURE TO STORE ANY INFORMATION OR OTHER CONTENT MAINTAINED OR TRANSMITTED BY MARTINGALE OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES) ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THE SAME. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU IN THEIR ENTIRETY.
IF, NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS, IT IS DETERMINED THAT MARTINGALE AND AFFILIATES OR THEIR CORPORATE PARTNERS ARE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES, IN NO EVENT WILL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY, WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE LOWER OF (I) THE TOTAL FEES PAID BY YOU TO MARTINGALE DURING THE SIX MONTHS PRIOR TO THE TIME SUCH CLAIM AROSE; OR (II) ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100), TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Martingale and its officers, directors, employees, agents, attorneys, insurers, successors and assigns (the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all Liabilities incurred in connection with (i) your use or inability to use the Services, (ii) your breach or violation of this Agreement; (iii) your violation of any law, or the rights of any user or third party (including submitting User Information that belongs to anyone other than you) or (iv) any content submitted by you or using your Account to the Services, including, but not limited to the extent such content may infringe on the intellectual rights of a third party or otherwise be illegal or unlawful. You also agree to indemnify the Indemnified Parties for any Liabilities resulting from your use of software robots, spiders, crawlers or similar data gathering and extraction tools, or any other action you take that imposes an unreasonable burden or loan on our infrastructure. Martingale reserves the right, in its own sole discretion, to assume the exclusive defense and control at its own expense of any matter otherwise subject to your indemnification. You will not, in any event, settle any claim or matter without the prior written consent of Martingale.
13. Dispute Resolution – Arbitration & Class Action Waiver
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY — IT AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND GOVERNS HOW YOU AND MARTINGALE CAN BRING CLAIMS AGAINST EACH OTHER. THIS SECTION WILL, WITH LIMITED EXCEPTION, REQUIRE YOU AND MARTINGALE TO SUBMIT CLAIMS AGAINST EACH OTHER TO BINDING AND FINAL ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS.
You agree that, in the event any dispute or claim arises out of or relating to your use of the Services, you will contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and you and Martingale will attempt in good faith to negotiate a written resolution of the matter directly. You agree that if the matter remains unresolved for 30 days after notification (via email, certified mail or personal delivery), such matter will be deemed a “Dispute” as defined below. Except for the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief described under the “Binding Arbitration” section below, should you file any arbitration claims, or any administrative or legal actions without first having attempted to resolve the matter by mediation, then you agree that you will not be entitled to recover attorneys' fees, even if you may have been entitled to them otherwise.
Binding Arbitration. You and Martingale agree that any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to this Agreement or to your use of the Services (collectively “Disputes”) will be settled by binding arbitration, except that each party retains 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 party’s copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents or other intellectual property rights. This means that you and Martingale both agree to waive the right to a trial by jury. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may bring a claim against Martingale in “small claims” court, instead of by arbitration, but only if the claim is eligible under the rules of the small claims court and is brought in an individual, non-class and non-representative basis, and only for so long as it remains in the small claims court and in an individual, non-class and non-representative basis.
Class Action Waiver. You and Martingale agree that any proceedings to resolve Disputes will be conducted on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action. This means that you and Martingale both agree to waive the right to participate as a plaintiff as a class member in any class action proceeding. Further, unless you and Martingale agree otherwise in writing, the arbitrator in any Dispute may not consolidate more than one person’s claims and may not preside over any form of class action proceeding.
Arbitration Administration and Rules. The arbitration will be administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (the “AAA Rules”) then in effect, except as modified by this “Dispute Resolution’ section. (The AAA Rules are available at http://www.adr.org or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879).
Arbitration Process. A party who desires to initiate the arbitration must provide the other party with a written Demand for Arbitration as specified in the AAA Rules. The arbitrator will be either a retired judge or an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of New York and will be selected by the parties from the AAA’s roster of arbitrators with relevant experience. If the parties are unable to agree upon an arbitrator within seven days of delivery of the Demand for Arbitration, then the AAA will appoint the arbitrator in accordance with AAA Rules.
Arbitration Location and Procedure. Unless you and Martingale agree otherwise, the seat of the arbitration shall be in New York, New York. If your claim does not exceed USD$10,000, then the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents you and Martingale submit to the arbitrator, unless you request a hearing and the arbitrator then determines that a hearing is necessary. If your claim exceeds USD$10,000, your right to a hearing will be determined by AAA Rules. Subject to AAA Rules, the arbitrator will have the discretion to direct a reasonable exchange of information by the parties, consistent with the expedited nature of the arbitration. Hearings may be conducted by telephone or video conference, if requested and agreed to by the parties.
Arbitrator’s Decision and Governing Law. The arbitrator shall apply New York law consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act and applicable statutes of limitations, and shall honor claims of privilege recognized by law. The arbitrator will render an award within the timeframe specified in the AAA Rules. Judgment on the arbitration may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Any award of damages by an arbitrator must be consistent with the “Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability” section above. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief in favor of the claimant only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by the claimant’s individual claim.
Fees. Each party’s responsibility to pay the arbitration filing, administrative and arbitrator fees will depend on the circumstances of the arbitration and are set forth in the AAA Rules.
14. Export Control and Applicable Laws and Regulations
Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. Specifically, you agree (i) that providing your Information and data is not subject to any export ban or restriction in the country which you reside, (ii) that your Information and data may be transferred or processed outside the country in which you reside and (iii) that you will comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country from which you access the Services online.
15. Governing Law
Except as provided in Section 14 or expressly provided in writing otherwise, this Agreement and your use of the Services will be governed by, and will be construed under, the laws of the State of New York, without regard to choice of law principles. This choice of law provision is only intended to specify the use of New York law to interpret this Agreement.
16. No Agency; No Employment
No agency, partnership, joint venture, employer-employee or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.
17. General Provisions
Failure by Martingale to enforce any provision(s) of this Agreement will not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. This Agreement constitutes the complete and exclusive agreement between you and Martingale with respect to its subject matter, and supersedes and governs any and all prior agreements or communications. The provisions of this Agreement are intended to be interpreted in a manner which makes them valid, legal and enforceable. Except for the “Class Action Waiver” in Section 14, in the event any provision is found to be partially or wholly invalid, illegal or unenforceable, (i) such provision shall be modified or restructured to the extent and in the manner necessary to render it valid, legal and enforceable; or (ii) if such provision cannot be so modified or restructured, it shall be excised from the Agreement without affecting the validity, legality or enforceability of any of the remaining provisions. This Agreement may not be assigned or transferred by you without our prior written approval. We may assign or transfer this Agreement without your consent, including but not limited to assignments: (1) to a parent or subsidiary, (2) to an acquirer of assets or (3) to any other successor or acquirer. Any assignment in violation of this section shall be null and void. This Agreement will inure to the benefit of Martingale, its successors and assigns.
18. Changes to this Agreement and the Services
19. No Rights of Third Parties
None of the terms of this Agreement are enforceable by any persons who are not a party to this Agreement.
20. Notices and Consent to Receive Notices Electronically
You consent to receive any agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications (collectively, “Notices”) to which this Agreement refers electronically including without limitation by email or by posting Notices on this Site. You agree that all Notices that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. Unless otherwise specified in this Agreement, all notices under this Agreement will be in writing and will be deemed to have been duly given when received, if personally delivered or sent by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested; when receipt is electronically confirmed, if transmitted by facsimile or email; or the day after it is sent, if sent for next day delivery by a recognized overnight delivery service.
21. Contacting Us
If you have any questions about these Terms of Service or about the Services, please contact us by email at email@example.com or via the Site at https://martingalelabs.com/contact: