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February 2019

Website Terms of Use

Effective Date: Feb 4, 2019

Last Updated Date: Feb 4, 2019

PLEASE READ THIS TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT (THE “AGREEMENT”) CAREFULLY.  THIS AGREEMENT IS A LEGAL CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND SPARK NEURO, INC. (“SPARK NEURO,” “WE” OR “US”).

SECTION 10 OF THIS AGREEMENT IS AN ARBITRATION CLAUSE THAT REQUIRES MOST DISPUTES BETWEEN US TO BE RESOLVED ON AN INDIVIDUAL, NON-CLASS ACTION BASIS THROUGH BINDING AND FINAL ARBITRATION INSTEAD OF IN COURT. SEE SECTION X FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THIS ARBITRATION CLAUSE, AND HOW TO OPT OUT.

By accessing or using the SPARK Neuro website at https://sparkneuro.com/ (“Site”) or accessing or using any content, information, services, features or resources available or enabled via the Site (the “Services), or clicking on a button or taking any other action to signify your acceptance of this Agreement, you: (1) agree to be bound by this Agreement and any future amendments and additions to this Agreement as published from time to time through the Site; (2) represent you are of legal age in your jurisdiction of residence to form a binding contract with SPARK Neuro; and (3) represent that you have the authority to enter into this Agreement personally and, if applicable, on behalf of any company, organization or other legal entity on whose behalf you use the Services and to bind that entity to this Agreement. References to “you,” “User” and “Users” in this Agreement refer to all individuals and other persons who access or use the Services, including, without limitation, any companies, organizations or other legal entities that access or use the Services through their respective employees, agents or representatives. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED HEREIN, IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF USE, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES.

Please note that, subject to Section X of this Agreement, SPARK Neuro reserves the right to modify this Agreement or its policies relating to the Services at any time, effective upon posting of an updated version of this Agreement. You should regularly review this Agreement, as your continued use of the Services after any such changes constitutes your agreement to such changes.

  1. OWNERSHIP OF AND LICENSE TO USE SERVICES.
    • Use of the Services. SPARK Neuro and its suppliers own all rights, title and interest in the Services. The Services are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws throughout the world.  Subject to this Agreement, SPARK Neuro grants you a limited license to use the Services solely for your personal non-commercial purposes. Any future release, update or other addition to the Services shall be subject to this Agreement. SPARK Neuro, its suppliers and its service providers reserve all rights not granted in this Agreement.
    • Trademarks. SPARK Neuro and all related graphics, logos, service marks and trade names used on or in connection with the Services are the trademarks of SPARK Neuro and may not be used without permission in connection with your or any third-party products or services. Other trademarks, service marks and trade names that may appear on or in the Services are the property of their respective owners. You will not remove, alter or obscure any copyright notice, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompany the Services.
  2. FEEDBACK. You agree that submission of any ideas, suggestions, documents, and/or proposals to SPARK Neuro through its suggestion, feedback, wiki, forum or similar pages (“Feedback”) is at your own risk and that SPARK Neuro has no obligations (including without limitation obligations of confidentiality) with respect to such Feedback.  You represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to submit the Feedback.  You hereby grant to SPARK Neuro a fully paid, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, and fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, perform, display, distribute, adapt, modify, re-format, create derivative works of, and otherwise commercially or non-commercially exploit in any manner, any and all Feedback, and to sublicense the foregoing rights.
  3. RESTRICTION ON USE OF THE SERVICES. The rights granted to you in this Agreement are subject to the following restrictions: (a) you shall license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, reproduce, distribute, host or otherwise commercially exploit Services or any portion of Services; (b) you shall not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other Services (including images, text, page layout or form); (c) you shall not use any metatags or other “hidden text” using SPARK Neuro’s name or trademarks; (d) you shall not modify, translate, adapt, merge, make derivative works of, disassemble, decompile, reverse compile or reverse engineer any part of Services except to the extent the foregoing restrictions are expressly prohibited by applicable law; (e) you shall not use any manual or automated software, devices or other processes (including, but not limited to, spiders, robots, scarpers, crawlers, avatars, data mining tools or the like) to “scrape” or download data from the Services; (f) you shall not access Services in order to build similar or competitive products or services; (g) except as expressly stated herein, no part of Services may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means; (h) you shall not remove or destroy any copyright notices or other proprietary markings contained on or in the Services; (i) you shall not circumvent, remove, alter, deactivate, degrade, or thwart any of the protections of the Services; (j) you will not take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole determination) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our technical infrastructure; and (k) you will not interfere with or attempt to interrupt the proper operation of the Services through any virus, device, information collection or transmission mechanisms, software or routine, or access or attempt to gain access to any data, files, or passwords related to the Services through hacking, password or data mining, or any other means. Any future release, update or other addition to the Services shall be subject to this Agreement. SPARK Neuro reserves all rights not granted in this Agreement. Any unauthorized use of the Services terminates the licenses granted by SPARK Neuro pursuant to this Agreement. The foregoing is not exclusive of any other rights or remedies that may be available to SPARK Neuro under law, equity, statute or otherwise.
  4. THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES, APPLICATIONS AND ADS. The Services may contain links to third-party services, such as third-party websites, applications or ads (“Third-Party Links”). When you click on such a link, we will not warn you that you have left the Services. SPARK Neuro does not control and is not responsible for Third-Party Links. SPARK Neuro provides these Third-Party Links only as a convenience and does not review, approve, monitor, endorse, warrant or make any representations with respect to them, or any content, products or services accessible through such links. Your use of all Third-Party Links is at your own risk.
  5. INDEMNIFICATION. You agree to indemnify and hold SPARK Neuro, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, partners, suppliers, and licensors (collectively, the “SPARK Neuro Parties”) harmless from any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of: (a) your misuse of the Services; (b) your violation of the Agreement; (c) your violation of any rights of another party; or (d) your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations.  SPARK Neuro reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with SPARK Neuro in asserting any available defenses.  You agree that the provisions in this Section will survive any termination of the Agreement or your access to the Services.
  6. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS.
    • As Is. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK, AND THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITH ALL FAULTS. THE SPARK NEURO PARTIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
    • SPARK NEURO PARTIES MAKE NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR CONDITION THAT: (1) THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS OR REQUIREMENTS; (2) THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, AND DATA ON THE SERVICES ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR CURRENT; (3) YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE; (4) ANY ERRORS IN THE SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED; (5) YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL NOT EXPOSE YOUR HARDWARE OR NETWORKS TO ADDITIONAL SECURITY RISK; OR (6) THE SERVICES WILL BE COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR DEVICES.
    • YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE SPARK NEURO PARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE, AND YOU AGREE NOT TO SEEK TO HOLD THE SPARK NEURO PARTIES LIABLE FOR THE CONDUCT OF THIRD PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROME SUCH THIRD PARTIES RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
  7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
    • Disclaimer of Certain Damages. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SPARK NEURO PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUE OR FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES OR COSTS DUE TO LOSS OF DATA, PRODUCTION, OR USE, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, WHETEHR OR NOT SPARK NEURO HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
    • Basis of the Bargain. THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN SPARK NEURO AND YOU.
  8. At its sole discretion, SPARK Neuro may modify or discontinue the Services, or may modify, suspend or terminate your access to the Services, for any reason, with or without notice to you and without liability to you or any third party. In addition to suspending or terminating your access to the Services, SPARK Neuro reserves the right to take appropriate legal action, including, without limitation, pursuing civil, criminal or injunctive redress. Even after your right to use the Services is terminated, this Agreement will remain enforceable against you and unpaid amounts you owe to SPARK Neuro for any purchases will remain due.
  9. INTERNATIONAL USERS. Services can be accessed from countries around the world and may contain references to services and content that are not available in your country.  These references do not imply that SPARK Neuro intends to announce or promote the availability of such services or content in your country.  Services are controlled and offered by SPARK Neuro from its facilities in the United States of America. SPARK Neuro makes no representations that the Services are appropriate or available for use in other locations.  Those who access or use the Services from other countries do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.
  10. DISPUTE RESOLUTION. Please read the following arbitration agreement in this Section (“Arbitration Agreement”)   It requires you to arbitrate disputes with SPARK Neuro and limits the manner in which you can seek relief from us.
    • Applicability of Arbitration Agreement. You agree that any dispute or claim relating in any way to your use of the Services, or this Agreement, will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that (1) you and SPARK Neuro may assert claims in small claims court if your claims qualify; and (2) you or SPARK Neuro may seek equitable relief in court for infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights (such as trademarks, trade dress, domain names, trade secrets, copyrights, and patents).  This Arbitration Agreement shall apply, without limitation, to all claims that arose or were asserted before the effective date of this Agreement or any prior version of this Agreement.
    • Arbitration Rules and Forum. The Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this Arbitration Agreement.  To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claim to 80 8th Ave, Suite 202, New York NY, 10011.  The arbitration will be conducted by JAMS, an established alternative dispute resolution provider.  Disputes involving claims and counterclaims under $250,000, not inclusive of attorneys’ fees and interest, shall be subject to JAMS’s most current version of the Streamlined Arbitration Rules and procedures available at http://www.jamsadr.com/rules-streamlined-arbitration/; all other claims shall be subject to JAMS’s most current version of the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures, available at http://www.jamsadr.com/rules-comprehensive-arbitration/.  JAMS’s rules are also available at www.jamsadr.com or by calling JAMS at 800-352-5267.  If JAMS is not available to arbitrate, the parties will select an alternative arbitral forum.  If the arbitrator finds that you cannot afford to pay JAMS’s filing, administrative, hearing and/or other fees and cannot obtain a waiver from JAMS, SPARK Neuro will pay them for you.  In addition, Company will reimburse all such JAMS’s filing, administrative, hearing and/or other fees for claims totaling less than $10,000 unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous.

You may choose to have the arbitration conducted by telephone, based on written submissions, or in person in the country where you live or at another mutually agreed location.  Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.

  • Authority of Arbitrator. The arbitrator shall have exclusive authority to (a) determine the scope and enforceability of this Arbitration Agreement and (b) resolve any dispute related to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of this Arbitration Agreement including, but not limited to, any claim that all or any part of this Arbitration Agreement is void or voidable.  The arbitration will decide the rights and liabilities, if any, of you and SPARK Neuro.  The arbitration proceeding will not be consolidated with any other matters or joined with any other cases or parties.  The arbitrator shall have the authority to grant motions dispositive of all or part of any claim. The arbitrator shall have the authority to award monetary damages and to grant any non-monetary remedy or relief available to an individual under applicable law, the arbitral forum’s rules, and the Agreement (including the Arbitration Agreement). The arbitrator shall issue a written award and statement of decision describing the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based, including the calculation of any damages awarded.  The arbitrator has the same authority to award relief on an individual basis that a judge in a court of law would have.  The award of the arbitrator is final and binding upon you and us.
  • Waiver of Jury Trial. YOU AND SPARK NEURO HEREBY WAIVE ANY CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY RIGHTS TO SUE IN COURT AND HAVE A TRIAL IN FRONT OF A JUDGE OR A JURY.  You and SPARK Neuro are instead electing that all claims and disputes shall be resolved by arbitration under this Arbitration Agreement, except as specified in Section 10.1 above.  An arbitrator can award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court and must follow this Agreement as a court would.  However, there is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is subject to very limited review.
  • Waiver of Class or Other Non-Individualized Relief. ALL CLAIMS AND DISPUTES WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT MUST BE ARBITRATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT ON A CLASS OR COLLECTIVE BASIS, ONLY INDIVIDUAL RELIEF IS AVAILABLE, AND CLAIMS OF MORE THAN ONE CUSTOMER OR USER CANNOT BE ARBITRATED OR CONSOLIDATED WITH THOSE OF ANY OTHER CUSTOMER OR USER.  If a decision is issued stating that applicable law precludes enforcement of any of this subsection’s limitations as to a given claim for relief, then the claim must be severed from the arbitration and brought into the State or Federal Courts located in the State of New York.  All other claims shall be arbitrated.
  • 30-Day Right to Opt Out. You have the right to opt out of the provisions of this Arbitration Agreement by sending written notice of your decision to opt out to: info@sparkneuro.com. within thirty (30) days after first becoming subject to this Arbitration Agreement.  Your notice must include your name and a clear statement that you want to opt out of this Arbitration Agreement. If you opt out of this Arbitration Agreement, all other parts of this Agreement will continue to apply to you.  Opting out of this Arbitration Agreement has no effect on any other arbitration agreements that you may currently have, or may enter in the future, with us.
  • Severability. Except as provided in subsection 10.5, if any part or parts of this Arbitration Agreement are found under the law to be invalid or unenforceable, then such specific part or parts shall be of no force and effect and shall be severed and the remainder of the Arbitration Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.
  • Survival of Agreement. This Arbitration Agreement will survive the termination of your relationship with SPARK Neuro.
  • Modification. Notwithstanding any provision in this Agreement to the contrary, we agree that if Company makes any future material change to this Arbitration Agreement, you may reject that change within thirty (30) days of such change becoming effective by writing Company at the following address: 80 8th Ave, Suite 202, New York NY, 10011.
  1. GENERAL PROVISIONS.
    • Electronic Communications. The communications between you and SPARK Neuro use electronic means, whether you visit the Services or send SPARK Neuro e-mails, or whether Company posts notices on the Services or communicates with you via e-mail.  For contractual purposes, you (a) consent to receive communications from SPARK Neuro in an electronic form; and (b) agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that SPARK Neuro provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were to be in writing.  The foregoing does not affect your statutory rights.
    • Assignment. The Agreement, and your rights and obligations hereunder, may not be assigned, subcontracted, delegated or otherwise transferred by you without SPARK Neuro’s prior written consent, and any attempted assignment, subcontract, delegation, or transfer in violation of the foregoing will be null and void.
    • Force Majeure. SPARK Neuro shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting from causes outside its reasonable control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, war, terrorism, riots, embargos, acts of civil or military authorities, fire, floods, accidents, strikes or shortages of transportation facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials.
    • Questions, Complaints, Claims. If you have any questions, complaints or claims with respect to the Services, please contact us at info@sparkneuro.com.  We will do our best to address your concerns.  If you feel that your concerns have been addressed incompletely, we invite you to let us know for further investigation.
    • Exclusive Venue. To the extent the parties are permitted under this Agreement to initiate litigation in a court, both you and SPARK Neuro agree that all claims and disputes arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the Services will be litigated exclusively in the state courts located in New York County, New York or federal courts located in the Southern District of New York.
    • Governing Law. THE TERMS AND ANY ACTION RELATED THERETO WILL BE GOVERNED AND INTERPRETED BY AND UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, CONSISTENT WITH THE FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT, WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY PRINCIPLES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE LAW OF ANOTHER JURISDICTION. THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON CONTRACTS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS DOES NOT APPLY TO THE AGREEMENT.
    • Notice. Where SPARK Neuro requires that you provide an e-mail address, you are responsible for providing SPARK Neuro with your most current e-mail address.  In the event that the last e-mail address you provided to SPARK Neuro is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to you any notices required/ permitted by the Agreement, SPARK Neuro’s dispatch of the e-mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice.  You may give notice to SPARK Neuro at the following address: 80 8th Ave, Suite 202, New York NY, 10011.  Such notice shall be deemed given when received by SPARK Neuro by letter delivered by nationally recognized overnight delivery service or first class postage prepaid mail at the above address.
    • Waiver. Any waiver or failure to enforce any provision of the Agreement on one occasion will not be deemed a waiver of any other provision or of such provision on any other occasion.
    • Severability. Subject to Section 10.7, if any portion of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intention of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.
    • Export Control. You may not use, export, import, or transfer Company Properties except as authorized by U.S. law, the laws of the jurisdiction in which you obtained Company Properties, and any other applicable laws.  In particular, but without limitation, Company Properties may not be exported or re-exported (a) into any United States embargoed countries, or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Denied Person’s List or Entity List. By using Company Properties, you represent and warrant that (y) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country and (z) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties. You also will not use Company Properties for any purpose prohibited by U.S. law, including the development, design, manufacture or production of missiles, nuclear, chemical or biological weapons.  You acknowledge and agree that products, services or technology provided by Company are subject to the export control laws and regulations of the United States.  You shall comply with these laws and regulations and shall not, without prior U.S. government authorization, export, re-export, or transfer Company products, services or technology, either directly or indirectly, to any country in violation of such laws and regulations.
    • Consumer Complaints. In accordance with California Civil Code §1789.3, you may report complaints to the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by contacting them in writing at 400 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.
    • Entire Agreement. The Agreement is the final, complete and exclusive agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and merges all prior discussions between the parties with respect to such subject matter.

 

END OF AGREEMENT

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