(ONLINE MARKETING SERVICES / TERMS AND CONDITIONS)

 

PocketHive Technologies provides a range of marketing modules.  All Order Forms are subject to acceptance by PocketHive Technologies, in its sole discretion. The Order Form, the Marketing Services Terms, and the documents and/or links referenced in such documents are together referred to as "the Agreement" products and services for businesses.  The Order Form sets forth which Marketing Services are being purchased by the client who signed the Order Form, the costs for such Marketing Services, and other relevant details. These Online Marketing Services Terms and Conditions are incorporated by reference into and made a part of any Order Form submitted to PocketHive Technologies and govern the relationship between you and PocketHive Technologies. These Marketing Services Terms also apply to any Marketing Services you may sign-up for without an Order Form, such as free trials or other limited-time offers.

 

If you are accepting on behalf of your employer or another entity, you represent and warrant that (i) you have full legal authority to bind your employer or such legal entity to this Agreement, (ii) you have read and understand this Agreement and (iii) you agree, on behalf of the Client, to this Agreement.

 

PLEASE REVIEW THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY, INCLUDING THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROVISION IN SECTION 15, WHICH DESCRIBES HOW CERTAIN DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED BETWEEN US, AND THAT NO CLASS ACTIONS MAY BE BROUGHT UNDER THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU WANT TO OPT-OUT OF THIS DISPUTE RESOLUTION PARADIGM, SECTION 15 BELOW DESCRIBES THE PROCEDURES YOU MUST FOLLOW TO DO SO.

 

1. Marketing Services. The Marketing Services include, but are not limited to the following products:

 

Marketing Modules and or Product Packages (which includes: (DIB) Data Informed Branding™, (CIM) Client Identity Management Services™, PocketSocial™, Vista Analytics™, PocketPlaces™, PocketSpaces™ or PocketLandmarks™, PocketCoupons™, Standard Package, Pro Package, Enterprise Package)

 

 

2. Fees.

 

a) Identification of Fees. You agree to pay the amounts set forth in the Order Form in accordance with Section 3 or as may be further explained in the Product Terms (the "Fees"). The Fees are and can generally, not always, divided into product fees, service fees and set-up fees. Product fees are the recurring fees that you will be charged for the specific product you have purchased as shown on the Order Form. Service fees are for the delivery of any premium services that PocketHive Tehnologies may, from time to time, offer. Set-up fees are one-time fees for the set-up of campaigns or other services. PocketHive Technologies  reserves the right to change any of the Fees at any time, provided that such changes will not take effect until a new Order Form has been executed and delivered to PocketHive Technologies by you.

 

b) Promotional Credits. If PocketHive Technologies offers any special promotions that provide you with a credit or other incentives in connection with purchasing Marketing Services or Product Packages (the "Promotional Credits"), and you cancel one or more of the Marketing Services prior to completion of the Initial Term (other than for cause, as set forth below), then in addition to any other cancellation penalties you may be subject to, you will be required to repay to PocketHive Technologies the full amount of the Promotional Credit(s).

 

3. Payment Terms.

 

General. Once an Order Form has been accepted by PocketHive Technologies, you will be responsible for payment in full of all Fees, except as may otherwise be provided in Section 4(c) hereof. The Fees shown are not inclusive of sales, use or similar taxes which may be applicable. If applicable, sales, use and similar taxes shall be your sole responsibility and may be assessed on the invoice. Please note that the sales tax shown on an Order Form is only an estimate. The actual amount of sales tax will be determined at the time that payment is made. All payments are due in U.S. dollars.

Payment. You shall pay for all amounts payable under this Agreement either by credit card (the "Client Card"), ACH (electronic debit from your bank account) or such other form of payment as PocketHive may, in its sole discretion, permit.  You will be required to agree to the applicable payment authorization form(s), which also permit PocketHive to recover any Promotional Credits (as set forth above) and collect any Cancellation Fees (as defined below) in the authorized manner. With PockeHive Technologies prior approval, under certain circumstances you may pay by check. In the case of payment through ACH, no amounts owing are considered paid until the electronic debit has been received by PocketHive Technologies bank.

 

Timing of Payment.  Fees, as identified on the Order Form, are due in advance of each month.  Many of our programs and packages are month-to-month as more fully described in the Product Terms.  If there are Set-Up Fees (as set forth on the Order Form), such Fees shall be paid in advance together with all amounts owed for the first month. PocketHive Technologies shall have the right to charge the Client Card or debit from your account through ACH for Fees in accordance with these Marketing Services Terms and the Product Terms. You understand and acknowledge that all amounts owed must be paid in advance and that, in addition to being in breach of your contractual obligations, your campaign or service may be paused or terminated if timely payment is not received.

 

4. Term/Termination.

 

Term. The Agreement shall commence upon execution of an Order Form and, unless otherwise provided in the Product Terms, shall continue until cancelled in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. Free trials and other limited time offers signed up for without an Order Form have limited terms and will automatically conclude unless the Marketing Service is purchased via an Order Form at the beginning or end of the trial period.

 

Cancellation. Unless otherwise provided in the Product Terms, you may cancel any Marketing, Product, Module or Service Agreement at any time for any reason.  We require 15-day notice in writing.  You can do this by emailing us at info@pockethive.com. 

 

i. If you have not completed the entire month set forth on the Order Form (the "Initial Term"), cancellation will be effective at the time email confirmation is received by our office.  Your remaining balance will be your responsibility and shall be calculated by adding all remaining days in calendar month from whence cancellation was communicated plus 15 days.  

ii. If you have completed the Initial Term, cancellation will be effective after PocketHive Technologies receives your Cancellation Request (for example if you request cancellation while you are in the middle of the 3rd Month, the cancellation will be effective after completion (and payment) through and including the 3rd Month plus 15 days).

PocketHive Technologies may cancel at any time for any reason on written notice to you via email, upon the conclusion of a Month.

 

a) Cancellation Fee. Unless otherwise provided in the Product Terms, if you wish to cancel any Marketing Service immediately without completing the applicable term described above, you may do so without any fees or penalty incurred. 

 

b) Termination for Cause. Either you or PocketHive Technologies may terminate the Agreement (which will terminate all current Order Forms) on 15 days prior written notice (the "Notice Period") if the other party is in material breach of its obligations hereunder and such breach has not been materially cured by the conclusion of the Notice Period. For the avoidance of doubt, PocketHive Technologies makes no guarantees with respect to the performance of any campaign or any other service and therefore such performance shall not be a basis for termination pursuant to this Section.

 

c) Campaign Pauses.  PocketHive Technologies may pause a campaign at any time for operational reasons. You may also request a pause in a campaign, however, it will be in PocketHive Technologies sole discretion to determine if a campaign pause is appropriate. If you request to pause your campaign and the campaign is paused for more than 30 days, you will have to pay an additional Campaign set-up Fee of $150.00 to restart the campaign.  PocketHive Technologies may charge the Client Card or shall be permitted to cause payment to be made through ACH for the Cancellation Fee or PocketHive Technologies may invoice you for such additional set-up Fee, which invoice must be paid within fifteen (15) business days after the invoice date.

 

d) No Refunds. You understand and agree that you will not be entitled to any refunds of amounts already paid to PocketHive Technologies, unless you properly terminate under Section 4(e) or PocketHive Technologies terminates under the last sentence of Section 4(b), in which case you shall only be entitled to a refund for the unspent balance of the then applicable Monthly Payment (as defined in the applicable Product Terms) or equivalent, which shall be your sole remedy.

 

e) Collection of Amounts Owed. Any amounts not paid by you when due shall bear interest at the rate of 1.5% per month (or the highest rate permitted by law, if less). You agree to pay all costs of collection (including attorneys' fees and costs and all other legal and collection expenses) incurred by PocketHive Technologies in connection with its enforcement of its rights under the Agreement.

 

f) Effect of Termination; Survival. You understand and acknowledge that due to the nature of the Internet, certain information regarding you that was posted on the Internet as part of the Marketing Services may continue to be available on the Internet following termination of Marketing Services and/or the Agreement. All provisions of the Agreement that by their sense or nature should survive termination of the Agreement (including, without limitation, all limits of liability, indemnity obligations, and confidentiality obligations) shall survive. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in the event of any termination, you shall remain liable for any amounts due to PocketHive Technologies as of the effective date of termination.

 

5. PocketHive Technologies Platform.

 

a) Your Data. As part of the campaign initiation process and from time to time during the campaign, you will provide certain information to PocketHive Technologies, which we may input into its proprietary platform (the "Platform"). Accordingly, you hereby permit PocketHive Technologies to input your contact information, credit card or ACH information, and campaign information into the Platform.  PocketHive Technologies will only use such information in connection with the fulfillment of the Marketing Services, as otherwise permitted by the Agreement and as may be legally necessary. In addition, you agree that PocketHive Technologies may, from time to time, use your data to send you emails regarding Platform updates, campaign updates, payment reminders, and marketing opportunities relating to PocketHive Technologies and its commercial partners.

 

b) License to Access Vista Analytics™- coming soon.  You will be sent analytics each month until your access is granted.  Once completed and upon sign-up for a Marketing Service and for so long as your account is in good standing or until you cancel all Marketing Services, you will be granted a revocable, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive, limited license to access our online reporting and marketing services platform, including, if applicable, additional reporting systems. Your access shall be password protected and you agree that you may not share your password with third parties or otherwise provide access to Vista Analytics to third parties. If the security of your username(s) or password(s) is compromised in any way, or if you or one of your agents suspects that it may be, you shall immediately contact PocketHive Technologies.  PocketHive Technologies is not responsible for any loss or damage suffered by the compromise of any password. You acknowledge and agree that you do not have, nor will you claim any right, title or interest in Vista Analytics™, the Platform, software, data, applications, methods of doing business or any elements thereof, or any content provided therein. You may only access our reporting UI via a Web browser, a mobile application or in a manner otherwise approved by PocketHive Technologies. You will not attempt in any way to reverse engineer, alter, modify, eliminate, conceal, or otherwise render inoperable or ineffective the reporting UI.  PocketHive Technologies may terminate the foregoing license, at any time and for any reason.

 

6. Privacy Considerations. You shall, at all times, post a privacy policy on your native web site (the "Existing Site") and comply with such privacy policy. The privacy policy must comply with all applicable laws. You shall ensure that your privacy policy does not contain provisions that are inconsistent with the nature of the services being provided by PocketHive Technologies. In that regard, please see the PocketHive Technologies Privacy Policy for a description of the privacy implications of PocketHive Technologies products and services.

 

7. Intellectual Property Matters.

 

a) License to PocketHive Technologies. You hereby grant to PocketHive Technologies and the Publishers and Commercial partners a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, copy, modify (as permitted herein), publicly perform, display, broadcast and transmit during the term of this Agreement  (i) any text, images, logos, trademarks, service marks, promotional materials, product or service information, comments, reviews, photos, audio and video clips and other information ("Client Content") you provide in connection with any Marketing Service and (ii) the Existing Site, to the extent necessary for PocketHive Technologies to perform the Marketing Services. Except as set forth in any Product Terms and this Agreement, title to and ownership of all intellectual property rights of all Client Content shall remain with you or your third-party licensors. You agree that PocketHive Technologies may, during the term of this Agreement and thereafter, include your name (including any trade name, trademark, service mark and logo) on PocketHive Technologies client list, and in its marketing materials, sales presentations and any online directories or use cases that PocketHive Technologies may, from time to time, publish.

 

b) PocketHive Technologies Creative Services. Except as may be otherwise provided in any of the Product Terms, if you request that PocketHive Technologies provide any creative services, you will remain fully responsible for any content you provide to PocketHive Technologies. With respect to any content created by PocketHive Technologies, as between you and PocketHive Technologies, PocketHive Technologies shall retain ownership of the design elements of such content, excluding any of your trade names, trademarks, service marks or logos or other proprietary elements that may be included within such content, but that predate the creation of the content.

 

8.  Your Representations, Warranties and Covenants. 

 

You represent and warrant that you have all necessary rights and authority to enter into the relationship with PocketHive Technologies contemplated by the Agreement. You represent, warrant and covenant that the Existing Site, any content linked to the Existing Site and any content or materials that you provide to PocketHive Technologies, do not and will not: (a) infringe on any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, moral right or other proprietary rights or right of publicity or privacy; (b) violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation, including, without limitation, laws and regulations governing export control, false or misleading advertising or unfair competition; (c) be defamatory or libelous; (d) be pornographic or obscene; or (e) contain viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other similar harmful or deleterious programming routines. You further represent, warrant and covenant that the product or service that is being (or will be) promoted through any campaign is (i) lawful and (ii) not the subject of any ongoing investigation by any local, state or federal regulatory or quasi-regulatory authorities and in strict IAB compliance.

 

9.  Indemnification.

 

You will indemnify, defend (with counsel reasonably acceptable to PocketHive Technologies) and hold harmless PocketHive Technologies, any and all of it’s Commercial Partners, the Publishers, their subsidiaries, affiliates and parent companies and each of their respective directors, officers, agents and employees and each of their successors and assigns from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, expenses, fees of any kind (including without limitation reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses) incurred in connection with any claim, action or proceeding arising from or relating to: (i) any breach by you of any representation, warranty, covenant or other obligation contained in these Marketing Services Terms or in any of the Product Terms; (ii) the violation of any rights of any third party, including intellectual property, privacy, publicity or other proprietary rights by you or anyone using your account; (iii) the sale, license, supply or provision of your goods or services; or (iv) any other act, omission or misrepresentation by you.  PocketHive Technologies reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you. If PocketHive Technologies does assume the defense of such a matter, you will reasonably cooperate with PocketHive Technologies in such defense. You will not enter into any settlement or compromise of any such claim, which settlement or compromise would result in any liability to, or any admission of wrongdoing by, any indemnified person or entity, without PocketHive Technologies prior written consent.  PocketHive Technologies will indemnify, defend, and hold you harmless from and against any loss, damage, cost, liability or expense (including reasonable legal fees) arising out of any claim that any PocketHive Technologies technology used in connection with its provision of the Marketing Services infringes the copyright, patent, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any third party, provided that notice is given to PocketHive Technologies promptly of such claims and that you provide such assistances as may be reasonably required in the defense of such matters.

 

10.  Agency.

 

In the event you are purchasing advertising on behalf of another company, you represent and warrant that you have been authorized by each such company to act as its agent in all respects relating to the Agreement, including, without limitation, the making of any elections or giving of any consents. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you agree on behalf of each such company that such company has been made aware of, and agrees to be bound by these Marketing Services Terms. You and each such company shall be jointly and severally liable for fulfillment of obligations under this Agreement, including all payment obligations.

 

11. Confidentiality. Except as may be required by applicable law, you shall not disclose the contents of the Agreement to any third party (other than its employees and representatives who are made aware of and agree to this restriction) without PocketHive Technologies prior written consent. Except as otherwise expressly herein permitted, no party may issue a press release concerning the existence or terms of the Agreement without the prior written consent of the other party. In addition, except as may be required by applicable law, you may not disclose any Confidential Information regarding PocketHive Technologies. "Confidential Information" means information about PocketHive Technologies (or its suppliers') business, products, technologies (including the Platform or Vista Analytics™), strategies, financial information, operations or activities that is proprietary and confidential, including without limitation all business, financial, technical and other information disclosed by PocketHive Technologies. Confidential Information will not include information that you can establish is in or enters the public domain without breach of these confidentiality obligations.

 

12.  DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. POCKETHIVE TECHNOLOGIES PROVIDES ALL MARKETING SERVICES PERFORMED HEREUNDER ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND AND WITHOUT ANY GUARANTEE OF CONTINUOUS OR UNINTERRUPTED AVAILABILITY. IF THE MARKETING SERVICES ARE INTERRUPTED OR DELAYED, POCKETHIVE TECHNOLOGIES SOLE OBLIGATION WILL BE TO RESTORE SUCH SERVICES AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, POCKETHIVE TECHNOLOGIES DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE. POCKETHIVE TECHNOLOGIES WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY: (i) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT OR INFORMATION; (ii) CLAIMS RELATING TO INFRINGEMENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY'S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (OTHER THAN BY THE PLATFORM) OR DEFAMATION; (iii) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF ANY OF THE MARKETING SERVICES; (iv) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF POCKETHIVE TECHNOLOGIES SERVERS OR OF ANY PERSONAL OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION; (v) INTERRUPTION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE MARKETING SERVICES; (vi) BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED ON OR THROUGH THE MARKETING SERVICES BY ANY THIRD PARTY; (vii) LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, E-MAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE MARKETING SERVICES; OR (viii) MATTERS BEYOND POCKETHIVE TECHNOLOGIES REASONABLE CONTROL. POCKETHIVE TECHNOLOGIES DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY ON OR THROUGH THE OFFERINGS OR ANY LINKED WEB SITE.  NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM POCKETHIVE TECHNOLOGIES OR THROUGH THE MARKETING SERVICES WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE IN THESE MARKETING SERVICES TERMS. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, POCKETHIVE TECHNOLOGIES MAKES NO GUARANTEES WITH RESPECT TO THE PERFORMANCE OF ANY CAMPAIGN OR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE.

 

13. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY.

 

A) NO CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER PARTY SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT OR WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE OR STRICT LIABILITY), OR FOR INTERRUPTED COMMUNICATIONS, LOSS OF USE, LOST BUSINESS, LOST DATA OR LOST PROFITS (EVEN IF SUCH PARTY WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING), ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT. THE FOREGOING EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY WILL NOT APPLY TO (I) EITHER PARTY'S INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATIONS, INCLUDING ANY AMOUNTS PAYABLE IN CONNECTION THEREWITH; (II) TO YOUR CONFIDENTIALITY OBLIGATIONS; AND/OR (III) EITHER PARTY'S WILLFUL MISCONDUCT.

 

B) LIMITATION ON DAMAGES. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL POCKETHIVE TECHNOLOGIES CUMULATIVE, AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY EXCEED THE AMOUNTS RECEIVED BY POCKETHIVE TECHNOLOGIES FROM YOU DURING THE 12-MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE INCIDENT GIVING RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY. IN LIEU OF REFUND, POCKETHIVE TECHNOLOGIES SHALL BE PERMITTED, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, TO PROVIDE "MAKE-GOOD" MARKETING SERVICES, PROVIDED SUCH "MAKE-GOOD" MARKETING SERVICES ARE PROVIDED WITHIN A REASONABLE PERIOD OF TIME AFTER THE LIABILITY HAS ACCRUED.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations and disclaimers may not apply to you. To the extent PocketHive Technologies may not, as a matter of applicable law, disclaim any implied warranty or limit its liabilities, the scope and duration of such warranty and the extent of PocketHive Technologies liability will be the minimum permitted under such law.

 

C) Acknowledgement. Each party acknowledges that the other party has entered into the Order Form in reliance upon the limitations of liability set forth herein and that the same is an essential basis of the bargain between the parties.

 

14. Third Party Beneficiaries. You understand and acknowledge that the Publishers are intended third-party beneficiaries of Sections 7, 8, 9 and 13.

 

15. Dispute Resolution

 

Informal Dispute Resolution. Except for any controversy or claim relating to an Intellectual Property Right (as defined below in Section 15(c)), the parties agree that with respect to any matters, disputes, or claims between Client and PocketHive Technologies arising from or related to this Agreement or the parties’ relationship, PocketHive Technologies and Client shall negotiate in good faith to informally resolve the problem or dispute. If the problem or dispute is not resolved satisfactorily within 60 days after PocketHive Technologies or Client receives notice in accordance with Section 16(d) (if PocketHive Technologies), or to the address identified on the Order Form (if Client), either party can submit the dispute to binding arbitration in accordance with this arbitration provision.

 

16. Arbitration. 

 

Except for any controversy or claim (1) relating to the ownership by either party of any Intellectual Property Rights (as defined below in Section 15(c)), or (2) properly filed and pursued in small claims court on an individual basis, any claim, dispute or controversy between the parties arising from or relating to this Agreement or the relationships which result from this Agreement that remain unresolved after the parties attempt to informally resolve such claim, dispute or controversy shall be resolved by binding arbitration brought on an individual basis as a “Common Claim” before the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) pursuant to the Code of Procedure then in effect (or such other arbitration provider as is mutually-agreeable to the parties) in a manner consistent with the terms in this Agreement. Parties shall submit all available documents that support their claims, counterclaims or defenses at the time of submission of the initial claim or response thereto. Formal discovery will only be permitted upon a showing of good cause and subject to the arbitrator’s approval. The arbitration shall take place in the state and county in which Client is located or in Chicago, Illinois in accordance with the initiating party’s (“Claimant’s”) preference. The Client and PocketHive Technologies shall each pay their own arbitration and hearing fees, costs, and expenses, including but not limited to fees, costs and expenses for attorneys, experts, discovery, and witnesses (as applicable). The arbitration shall be conducted by a single arbitrator. The arbitration may be held by telephone or by written submissions if Client and PocketHive Technologies so elect. The arbitrator shall issue a written award. Any award of the arbitrator may be entered as a judgment in any court having jurisdiction. Information may be obtained at www.adrforum.com and claims may be filed electronically at file@adrforum.com. After an arbitration is commenced, if the Claimant makes a written offer of settlement that is rejected by the other party (“Respondent”), and Claimant is the prevailing party in arbitration and recovers an amount equal to or greater than Claimant’s offer of settlement, Claimant shall recover his, her or its reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses incurred in investigating, preparing for, and pursuing a claim in arbitration up to $25,000. After an arbitration is commenced, if the Respondent makes a written offer of settlement that is rejected by the Claimant, and Claimant either does not prevail in arbitration or does not recover more in the arbitration than Respondent’s offer of settlement (exclusive of attorneys’ fees or costs awarded to Claimant by the arbitrator), then Respondent shall recover his, her or its reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses incurred in investigating, preparing for, and defending the claim in arbitration up to $25,000. This agreement to arbitrate shall be governed by and interpreted under the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. Sections 1-16.

 

a) Exceptions.  This agreement to arbitrate does not apply to any of the following: (1) any claim, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to a patent, copyright, trademark, or trade secret right of Client, PocketHive Technologies or any affected third party (collectively, “Intellectual Property Rights”); or (2) claims filed on an individual basis in small claims court properly within that court’s jurisdiction and proceeding on an individual (non-class) basis.  The parties expressly agree that arbitration shall proceed solely on an individual basis without the right for any claims to be arbitrated on a class-action basis or on bases involving claims brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf of others.  The arbitrator’s authority to resolve and make written awards is limited to claims between Client and PocketHive Technologies.  Claims may not be joined or consolidated unless agreed to in writing by all parties.  No arbitration award or decision will have any preclusive effect as to issues or claims in any dispute with anyone who is not a named party to the arbitration.  Notwithstanding any other provision in this Agreement, if any portion of this “Exceptions” provision is deemed invalid or unenforceable, then the entire Dispute Resolution Provision (other than this sentence) shall not apply.  If a party improperly brings a claim, action or proceeding in a court of law that is properly arbitrable in accordance with Section 15(b), or brings a claim, action or proceeding in arbitration that is not properly arbitrable based on the exceptions identified in this Section 15(c), the other party may seek relief in a court located in the jurisdiction in which the underlying action was commenced and, if prevailing, shall be entitled to his, her or its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs.

 

b) Amendment.  PocketHive Technologies reserves the right to amend this arbitration provision at any time and will notify Client of such amendments.  Client’s continued use of the services after receiving notice of any changes to this Section 15 is affirmation of Client’s consent to such changes.

 

c) Opt-Out.  Advertiser shall have the right to opt-out of this arbitration provision by sending an email to info@pockethive.com within 30 days of signing the first Order Form with PocketHive Technologies or receipt of any notification of changes to this agreement to arbitrate.  Any opt-out received after 30 days shall be ineffective and this arbitration provision shall remain in full force and effect.

 

d) Voluntary and Knowing Waiver.  BY ENTERING INTO THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, CLIENT ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT IT IS WAIVING THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY FOR ANY CLAIM SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION.  CLIENT FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT IT MAY ONLY BRING A CLAIM IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT IN ANY REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY.  OTHER RIGHTS THAT CLIENT WOULD HAVE IF IT WENT TO COURT, SUCH AS DISCOVERY OR THE RIGHT TO APPEAL, MAY BE MORE LIMITED OR MAY NOT EXIST

 

16. Miscellaneous.

 

Governing Law. The Agreement will be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois without giving effect to conflict of laws principles.

Timing of Claims. You agree that, regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, the dispute resolution process identified in Section 15 applicable to any claim, dispute or controversy arising out of or related to the Agreement must be commenced within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred; provided that this section shall not in any way limit the time in which claims for infringement or misappropriation of Intellectual Property Rights may be brought.

 

a) Entire Agreement. The Agreement (which includes the Order Form,  all applicable Product Terms and any payment authorization forms) sets forth the entire agreement of the parties and supersedes any and all prior oral or written agreements or understandings between the parties as to the subject matter hereof. It may be changed only by a writing signed by both parties. With respect to changes to Order Forms then in effect, such writing may include email, provided that such changes are limited to a change in the term of the Order Form or the amounts being paid under the Order Form.

 

b) Notices. Any written notices to PocketHive Technologies required under the Agreement shall be provided by electronic mail to info@pockethive.com

 

c) Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions will continue in full force without being impaired or invalidated in any way.

 

d) Assignment. You may not assign any Order Form or the Agreement without the prior written consent of PocketHive Technologies. The parties' rights and obligations will bind and inure to the benefit of their respective successors, heirs, executors and joint administrators and permitted assigns.

 

e) Independent Contractors. The parties to the Agreement are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture or employee-employer relationship is intended or created by the Agreement.

 

f) Third-Party Services. Some of the Marketing Services may incorporate third-party products and services and PocketHive Technologies may do so without your consent, provided that PocketHive Technologies remains primarily liable for the performance of its obligations to you.

 

g) Referrals. You acknowledge that PocketHive Technologies may provide incentives to third parties to introduce potential clients to PocketHive Technologies or to direct PocketHive Technologies to potential clients.

 

h) Force Majeure. Neither party shall have any liability for any failure or delay (other than with respect to payment obligations) resulting from any governmental action, fire, flood, insurrection, earthquake, power failure, riot, explosion, embargo, strikes whether legal or illegal, labor or inventory shortage, unavailability of currency, transportation interruption of any kind, work slowdown or any other condition affecting production or delivery in any manner beyond the reasonable control of such party.

 

Last updated on January 1, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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