Terms of Service
FILTERTIME may revise these Terms at any time. Your continued usage of the FILTERTIME Services will mean you accept those changes, and you agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. The materials provided on the FILTERTIME Services are protected by law, including, but not limited to, United States copyright laws and international treaties.
The terms “you,” “your,” “user,” and “users,” as used herein, refer to all individuals and/or entities accessing the FILTERTIME Services for any reason.
PLEASE NOTE: THESE TERMS CONTAIN AN ARBITRATION CLAUSE AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER, WHICH AFFECT HOW DISPUTES WITH FILTERTIME ARE RESOLVED. BY ACCEPTING THESE TERMS, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE ARBITRATION PROVISION (SECTION 12). PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY.
You must be 18 years of age or older to visit or use the FILTERTIME Services in any manner. By visiting the FILTERTIME Services or accepting the Terms, you represent and warrant to the Company that you are 18 years of age or older, and that you have the right, authority, and capacity to agree to and abide by these Terms. You also represent and warrant to the Company that you will use the FILTERTIME Services in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.
2. USE OF THE FILTERTIME SERVICES
2.1 Use Restrictions
The content on the FILTERTIME Services, such as information, text, images, graphics, interfaces, photographs, illustrations, audio and video clips, trademarks, trade names, service marks, logos, information obtained from FILTERTIME’s licensors, and any other materials displayed through the FILTERTIME Services (collectively, the “Contents”) is protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. Title to the Contents remains with FILTERTIME. Any use of the Contents not expressly permitted by these Terms is a breach of these Terms and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Except as stated herein, none of the Contents may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of FILTERTIME or its licensors.
FILTERTIME authorizes you to view and download and print a single copy of the Contents solely for your own lawful, personal, non-commercial use if you include the following copyright notice: “Copyright © 2018, FilterTime, LLC. All rights reserved” and retain other copyright and proprietary rights notices which were contained in the Contents. Any special rules for the use of other items provided on the FILTERTIME Services may be included elsewhere within the FILTERTIME Services and are incorporated into these Terms by reference. The use of the Contents on any other site or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to FILTERTIME and its licensors. If you violate any of these Terms, your permission to use the Contents automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Contents.
So long as you are in compliance with these Terms, the Company grants a non-exclusive limited, non-transferable license to use the FILTERTIME Services. You may not distribute or make the FILTERTIME Services available over a network where it could be used by multiple devices at the same time. You may not rent, lease, lend, sell, redistribute or sublicense the Services. You may not copy, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, attempt to derive the source code of, modify, or create derivative works of the Services, any updates, or any part thereof. Any attempt to do so is a violation of these Terms. If you breach this restriction, you may be subject to prosecution and damages. These Terms will govern any upgrades provided by the Company that replace and/or supplement the original FILTERTIME Services, unless such upgrade is accompanied by separate or updated Terms of Service. If you violate any of these Terms, your permission to use the Contents automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the Contents.
You may not, without FILTERTIME’s written permission, “mirror” any Contents contained in the FILTERTIME Services or any other server. You hereby represent and warrant that you will not, and will not induce any third party to use the FILTERTIME Services in any way that: (a) harasses, abuses, stalks, threatens, defames any person, or otherwise infringes or violates the rights of any person (including but not limited to rights of publicity or other proprietary rights); (b) is unlawful, fraudulent, or deceptive; (c) uses technology or other means to access unauthorized content or non-public spaces; (d) uses any “deep-link”, “page-scrape”, “robot”, “spider”, or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any comparable manual process, to access, acquire, copy, or monitor any portion of the Services or Content; (e) attempts to introduce viruses or any other harmful computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (f) attempt to disable or circumvent any security mechanisms used by the Services or Content or otherwise attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion of the Services or Content or any other systems or networks connected to the Site, or to any server of FilterTime or its third party service providers, by hacking, password “mining”, or any other illegal means; (g) attempts to gain unauthorized access to FILTERTIME’ user accounts; (h) encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, or that gives rise to civil liability; (i) use the Services or Content for, or in connection with, any illegal purpose, to solicit, facilitate, encourage, condone, or induce any illegal activity, or as otherwise prohibited by this Agreement or applicable laws, rules or regulation; (j) is unlawful or violates these Terms in any manner; or (k) fails to comply with applicable third-party terms and conditions or other third-party policies.
FILTERTIME reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse, discontinue, block and/or terminate your use of, and access to, the FILTERTIME Services, or any portion thereof, at any time, for any reason or for no reason at all, without prior notice or any notice.
2.2 User Submissions
Except as provided under Submission of Ideas (Section 2.3 below), FILTERTIME does not claim ownership of any information or material a user provides to FILTERTIME or posts, uploads, input, submits, or transmits to the FILTERTIME Services (“Submission”). You agree that you will not make any Submission that is, in whole or in part, libelous; scandalous; inflammatory; discriminatory; defamatory; false; threatening; vulgar; obscene; pornographic; profane; abusive; harassing; invasive of another’s privacy; hateful or bashing; aimed at gender, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, religious views, or disability; in violation of local, state, national, or international law; or that infringes on, or violates, any right of any party. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (a) make any Submission that is an advertisement or solicitation of business; (b) disrupt the normal flow of dialogue or make a Submission unrelated to the topic being discussed (unless it is clear the discussion is free-form); (c) post a chain letter or pyramid scheme; impersonate another person; (d) distribute viruses or other harmful computer code; (e) harvest or otherwise collects information about others, including email addresses, without their consent; (f) post the same note more than once or “spamming”; or (g) engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the FILTERTIME Services, or which, in the judgment of FILTERTIME, exposes FILTERTIME or any of its licensors, partners, or customers to any liability or detriment of any type.
By making a Submission, you agree that such Submission is non-confidential, non-proprietary, and may be disseminated or used by FILTERTIME. If you make a Submission, you automatically grant—or warrant that the owner of such content has expressly granted—FILTERTIME a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the Submission in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. Notwithstanding the foregoing, FILTERTIME is not required to use any Submission.
You are solely responsible for your Submission, the consequences of making a Submission, and your reliance on any Submissions. FILTERTIME is not responsible for the consequences of any Submission. FILTERTIME is not responsible for screening or monitoring Submissions made to this FILTERTIME Services by users. If notified by a user of a Submission allegedly in violation of these Terms, FILTERTIME may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and its sole discretion whether to remove such Submission. FILTERTIME will have no liability or responsibility to users for performance or nonperformance of such activities.
FILTERTIME reserves the right (but is not obligated) to: (a) record the dialogue on the FILTERTIME Services; (b) investigate an allegation that a Submission does not comply with these Terms and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the Submission; (c) remove Submissions which are abusive, illegal, disruptive, or outdated, or that otherwise fail to comply with these Terms; (d) terminate a user’s access to any or all parts of the FILTERTIME Services upon any breach of these Terms or the law; (e) monitor, edit, or disclose any Submission; (f) edit or delete any Submission posted on the FILTERTIME Services, regardless of whether such Submission violates these Terms.
2.3 Submission of Ideas
Please do not submit any unsolicited ideas, original creative artwork, suggestions or other works (“Ideas”) in any form to FILTERTIME. FILTERTIME policy is to not accept, review, or consider unsolicited Ideas or suggestions (including, without limitation, ideas for new advertising campaigns, new promotions, new or improved products or technologies, product enhancements, processes, materials, marketing plans, new artwork or other works, or new product names). The sole purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when any of FILTERTIME’s products, services or marketing strategies might seem similar to ideas submitted to FILTERTIME.
Notwithstanding such policy, any Ideas that are offered or communicated to us through the FILTERTIME Services or otherwise shall be the property of FILTERTIME, and may be treated by FILTERTIME as non-confidential information. In such case, you agree that: (a) any Idea (including its complete contents) by you to FILTERTIME will automatically become the property of FILTERTIME, without any compensation to you; (b) FILTERTIME may use or redistribute any Ideas and its contents for any purpose and in any way, without any compensation to you; (c) FILTERTIME has no obligation to review any Idea; and (d) FILTERTIME has no obligation to keep any Idea confidential, and no confidential relationship may be established by or inferred from any such Idea to, or the consideration of your Ideas by, FILTERTIME.
2.4 Your Account
If you use the FILTERTIME Services, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. FILTERTIME reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts or subscriptions, remove or edit content, or cancel orders or shipments in its sole discretion.
3. TERMS OF SALE
FILTERTIME sells HVAC Filters, Air Filters, Furnace Filters, and other filtration products (the “Products”) to end-user customers who purchase a recurring subscription plan (“Subscribers”) to have the Products shipped regularly on a schedule of the Member’s choosing only for their own personal, non-commercial use (the “Subscription”). You may not purchase Products or Subscriptions for further distribution or resale or for any other commercial or business purpose. The Subscription and all rights and privileges conferred are personal and non-transferable.
3.2 Products and Product Pricing
The price that we will charge you for the Products and Subscription may be based on a tiered pricing structure that depends on number of filters chosen and the quality and frequency of filters in each subscriber’s shipment (each a “shipment”). Pricing for Products and Subscriptions (including any applicable shipping and handling fees) can be found on the FILTERTIME Services. Subscribers may view or customize the Products in each Shipment by visiting the “Shipment” page. By adding or removing Products from a Shipment, or changing your Subscription, this may change the price that we will charge you for the Products and Shipment. We reserve the right to change a Product’s price or the tiered pricing structure at any time, with appropriate notice to you. We do not provide price protection or refunds in the event of promotions or price decreases.
3.3 Subscriptions and Promotions
To view the specific details of your Subscription, including frequency of shipments and next ship date, visit our website and click on “Account.” To view your next Shipment price, Shipment contents, and ship date, click on “Shipment”.
FILTERTIME reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to withdraw or modify any Product, Subscription, offering, or promotion at any time without prior notice and with no liability. Any and all Products, Subscriptions, offers, or promotions advertised on the FILTERTIME Services are void where prohibited, and are subject to the posting of any official rules to such offers or promotions.
3.4 Processing Orders
If any problems arise with your order, or with the shipping address or Payment Method associated with your Subscription, and FILTERTIME is unable to resolve the problem, we may notify you via e-mail using the address associated with your Subscription. It is important that you keep your information current with an accurate email address that you regularly check. If problems arise with your order that we cannot resolve, your order may be cancelled and we may not be able to process future Shipments until the problem has been resolved.
If you are not satisfied with our service and wish to request a refund, your refund request must be made directly to FilterTime at email@example.com within one hundred (100) days of the date of the first shipment by FilterTime. FilterTime is not liable for products that are damaged or lost in transit to FilterTime. Promptly following FilterTime’s receipt of your refund request, FilterTime will credit the approved amount paid for the returned product to the credit card you used to make the original purchase. Notwithstanding the foregoing, FilterTime does not control when a specific credit card company processes a chargeback transaction. You are responsible for contacting your credit card company if you have questions about the status of the chargeback.
If you happen to order the wrong size filter you can simply contact us and we will send you a different size filter that fits just right. There will be a $7.15 shipping and handling charge to send you the new filter.
We will not provide a refund for a request that is received by FilterTime more than 100 days after the date of original shipment. We also do not provide a refund for returned Products that are damaged due to misuse, lack of care, mishandling, accident, abuse or other abnormal use.
4. SUBSCRIPTION TERMS AND CANCELLATION POLICY
4.1 Recurring Subscription; Automatic Renewal
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT EACH SUBSCRIPTION AUTOMATICALLY RENEWS UNLESS YOU CANCEL IT OR WE SUSPEND OR TERMINATE IT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE TERMS.
FILTERTIME will automatically renew your Subscription and charge your Payment Method depending on the Subscription and/or Shipment shipping frequency chosen by you and, as authorized by you by agreeing to the automatic renewal of your Subscription during the Subscriber sign-up process.
Your Payment Method will be charged at least one full business day prior to your next Shipment shipping date. We will charge your Payment Method with the applicable cost for your Shipment, along with any shipping and handling costs and sales or similar taxes that may be charged with your Subscription.
To avoid being charged, you must cancel your Subscription in accordance with Section 4.3. We will continue to bill your Payment Method on a recurring basis (depending on the Subscription and Shipment shipping frequency selected) until you cancel.
4.2 Pausing and Resuming Subscription; Shipping Frequency
Subscribers will be shipped a Shipment based on the shipping frequency and/or shipping date chosen in their account.
For some Subscribers, FILTERTIME may offer the ability to temporarily pause their Subscriptions (“Pause Period”). During the Pause Period, Subscribers will remain active subscribers, but they will not receive any FILTERTIME Products. A Subscriber’s Subscription may be placed on a Pause Period for either a one, two, or three month period. During the Pause Period, Subscribers will remain a subscriber of FILTERTIME, continue to receive communications from FILTERTIME via email, but will not be charged any maintenance or subscription fee. Subscribers who are in a Pause Period may resume receiving FILTERTIME Products by logging into their account and resuming shipping either immediately or on their original bill date. You may email any questions about the Pause Period to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Subscribers who do not have the option to temporarily pause their Subscription, FILTERTIME may offer such Subscribers the ability to change their Shipment ship date. By default, Shipments will be shipped every one (1), two (2) or three (3) months. These Subscribers can choose to decrease or increase their Shipment shipping frequency anywhere between one (1) and six (6) months through their Member account page. These Subscribers can also choose a specific shipping date for their next Shipment that is anywhere between two (2) business days and up to six months away. Subscribers that wish to retain their Subscription but have their Shipment shipped less often than six months must log in to their Member account page at least one full business day prior to your next Shipment shipping date to extend the shipping date for an additional period (up to six months) for the next Shipment.
4.3 Subscription Cancellation
You may cancel your Subscription at any time by emailing us at email@example.com with subject line Cancel. Cancellation requests submitted in this manner must be received at least one full business day prior to your next Shipment shipping date to avoid being charged for that Shipment. Cancellation requests received by FILTERTIME through other channels may take up to five (5) business days to process. If you have any problems, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
4.4 FILTERTIME Referral Program
- Qualified Referral. A Qualified Referral is defined as a purchase made at filtertime.com by a person (a "Referred Customer") who arrives to our website by clicking your Refer-a-Friend program link. You are limited to one Qualified Referral for each Referred Customer; in other words, additional/repeat purchases made by a Referred Customer are not counted as additional Qualified Referrals.
- Referred Customer. The Referred Customer and the Referrer cannot be the same person (for example, by using a different email address).
- Referral Rewards. For you to earn referral rewards as a Referrer, the Referred Customer must complete an order on the FilterTime website.
- Reward Payments. Rewards are payable in increments of $10 Third Party Gift Cards. As a Referrer, you are responsible for any and all tax liability resulting from Referral Rewards.
- Eligibility. Eligibility is limited to individuals only. FilterTime’s Refer-a-Friend Program cannot be used by businesses for affiliate lead generation as determined in FilterTime’s sole discretion. (Corporations are not people, my friend!)
- No Spam. You must comply with all up-to-date “SPAM” laws. For example, emails must be created and distributed in a personal manner and bulk email distribution is strongly discouraged. Any distribution of your referral link that could constitute unsolicited commercial email or "spam" under any applicable law or regulation is expressly prohibited and will be grounds for immediate termination of your account and exclusion from FilterTime’s Refer-a-Friend program.
- Right to Close Accounts. FilterTime reserves the right to close the account(s) of any Referrer and/or Referred Customer and to request proper payment if the Referrer and/or Referred Customer attempts to use the FilterTime Refer-a-Friend program in a questionable manner or breaches any of these Terms & Conditions or is in violation of any law, statute or governmental regulation.
Right to Cancel Program or Change Terms. FilterTime reserves the right to cancel the Refer-a-Friend Program or to change these Terms & Conditions at any time in its sole discretion. Any unclaimed referral rewards will be forfeited at that time.
5. LIABILITY OF FILTERTIME AND ITS LICENSORS AND PARTNERS
The use of the FILTERTIME Services and/or the Contents and filters are at your own risk. The Contents and filters in the FILTERTIME Services could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. FILTERTIME may make changes or improvements at any time.
THE CONTENTS IN THE FILTERTIME SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, FILTERTIME DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. FILTERTIME DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIAL WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE FILTERTIME SERVICES OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. FILTERTIME DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF OR THE RESULT OF THE USE OF THE CONTENTS IN THE FILTERTIME SERVICES IN RELATION TO THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT FILTERTIME) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
7. CONTACT WITH THIRD PARTIES AND THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
The FILTERTIME Services may contain hyperlinks to other websites and webpages (“Third-Party Pages”), as well as to text, graphics, videos, images, music, sounds, and information belonging to or originating from other third-parties (collectively, “Third-Party Applications”). The Company does not investigate, monitor, or review any Third-Party Pages or Third-Party Applications to ensure their accuracy, completeness, or appropriateness. The Company is not responsible for the Third-Party Pages or any Third-Party Applications accessed through the FILTERTIME Services. You agree that FILTERTIME shall have no liability with respect to any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of any dealings between you and any third party, or as a result of the presence of such third party on the FILTERTIME Services.
The inclusion of any hyperlinks to any Third-Party Pages or Third-Party Applications on the FILTERTIME Services does not indicate the Company’s approval or endorsement thereof. These links are provided solely as a convenience or benefit to users. Your interactions with a third party on the FILTERTIME Services, or based on such third party’s participation or presence on the FILTERTIME Services, are solely between you and the third party. FILTERTIME makes no representations or warranties with respect to the content, ownership, or legality of any such linked third party website. If you choose to leave the FILTERTIME Services to access any Third-Party Pages or Third-Party Applications, you do so at your own risk.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold FILTERTIME, its affiliates, licensors, suppliers, and third-party service providers, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, contractors, agents, successors, and assigns (collectively, the "FilterTime Parties") harmless from and against any claims, actions, demands, liabilities, and settlements including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your use of the FILTERTIME Services, products or Contents, or your violation of these Terms. FILTERTIME reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by the User, in which event the User will cooperate in asserting any available defenses.
9. MODIFICATION OR SUSPENSION OF THE FILTERTIME SERVICES
You agree that FILTERTIME may, in its sole discretion and at any time, modify, discontinue, or suspend its operation of the FILTERTIME Services, any part thereof or any Contents, temporarily or permanently, without notice or liability to you.
FILTERTIME makes no claims that the Contents are appropriate or may be downloaded outside of the United States of America. Access to the Contents may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the FILTERTIME Services from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. The following provisions survive the expiration or termination of these Terms for any reason whatsoever: Liability of FILTERTIME and its Licensors and Partners, Use Restrictions, User Submissions, Submission of Ideas, Indemnity, Choice of Law, Arbitration and Class Action Waiver, and Complete Agreement.
11. CHOICE OF LAW
These Terms are governed in accordance with the laws of the state of North Carolina, United States of America, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.
12. MANDATORY AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS; CLASS ACTION WAIVER
Please read this Section 12 (“Arbitration Agreement”) carefully. It is part of your contract with FilterTime and affects your rights. It contains procedures for MANDATORY BINDING ARBITRATION AND A CLASS ACTION WAIVER.
Most customer concerns can be resolved quickly and to a customer’s satisfaction by writing to our customer service department at email@example.com or FilterTime, LLC, Attn: Customer Service, 13016 Eastfield Rd, suite 200-234, Huntersville, NC 28078. In the unlikely event that our customer service department is unable to resolve a complaint you may have to your satisfaction, the terms of this Section 12 govern dispute resolution between us.
Applicable to the United States: Any and all controversies, disputes, demands, counts, claims, or causes of action (including the interpretation and scope of this clause, and the arbitrability of the controversy, dispute, demand, counts, claim, or cause of action) between you and the Company or the Company's employees, agents, successors, or assigns, shall exclusively be settled through binding and confidential arbitration, except that you or the Company may take claims to small claims court if the dispute qualifies for hearing by such a court. In addition, 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.
There is no judge or jury in arbitration and arbitration procedures are simpler and more limited than rules applicable in court. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, APART FROM THE NARROW EXCEPTIONS ABOVE, YOU AND THE COMPANY ARE EACH WAIVING YOUR RIGHTS TO SUE IN COURT, INCLUDING RIGHTS TO RECEIVE A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT, CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION, PRIVATE ATTORNEY-GENERAL ACTION, OR ANY OTHER REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.
Arbitration shall be subject to the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law, and shall be conducted by Judicial Arbitration Mediation Services, Inc. (“JAMS”) pursuant to the JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules & Procedures effective July 1, 2014 (the “JAMS Rules”) and as modified by this agreement to arbitrate. The JAMS Rules, including instructions for bringing arbitration, are available on its website at http://www.jamsadr.com/rules-streamlined-arbitration. The Minimum Standards are available at http://www.jamsadr.com/consumer-arbitration/.
You and the Company must abide by these rules: (a) the arbitration shall be conducted on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action and the arbitrator shall not award class-wide relief; (b) the Company will pay its arbitration costs as required by JAMS rules, and in the event that you are able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to costs of litigation, the Company will pay as much of your arbitration filing and hearing fees as the arbitrator deems is necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive as compared to the cost of litigation; (c) the arbitrator may award any individual relief or individual remedies that are permitted by applicable law; and (d) each side pays his, her or its own attorneys' fees and costs unless the claim(s) at issue permit the prevailing party to be paid its fees and litigation costs, and in such instance, the fees and costs awarded shall be determined by the applicable law.
With the exception of subpart (a) in the paragraph above, if any part of this arbitration provision is deemed invalid, unenforceable or illegal, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, or illegal provision were not contained. If, however, subpart (a) in the paragraph above is found invalid, unenforceable or illegal, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, the dispute shall be exclusively brought in state or U.S. federal court in California.
Applicable to Canada: After any dispute arises, the parties involved in the dispute may agree to resolve the dispute using Arbitration. If the parties elect to use arbitration, disputes shall be referred to ADR Institute of Canada. For a copy of the procedure to file a Claim, or for other information about this organization, contact them as follows: www.adrcanada.ca.
13. NOTICE AND TAKE DOWN PROCEDURES OR CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFORMATION
If you believe any Submission accessible on or from the FILTERTIME Services infringes your copyright, you should notify FILTERTIME of your infringement claim in accordance with the procedures below:
- Identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed. Please describe the work, and where possible include a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work;
- Identification of the Submission that you believe to be infringing and its location. Please describe the Submission, and provide us with its URL or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the Submission;
- Your name, address, telephone number, and (if available) email address;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the work is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- A statement that the information you have supplied is accurate, and indicating that “under penalty of perjury,” you are the copyright owner or authorized representative; and
- A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative.
We will process each notice of alleged infringement that FilterTime receives and take appropriate action in accordance with applicable intellectual property laws. A notification of claimed copyright infringement should be emailed to FilterTime’s copyright agent at firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: “DMCA Takedown Request”). You may also contact us by mail at:
Attention: Copyright Agent FilterTime, LLC.
13016 Eastfield Rd, suite 200-234
Huntersville, NC 28078
In an effort to protect the rights of copyright owners, FILTERTIME maintains a policy for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of users of the FILTERTIME Services who are repeat infringers.
If any of these Terms shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, those terms shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining terms. Failure of FILTERTIME to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision in that or any other instance.
15. COMPLETE AGREEMENT