These Terms & Conditions (these “Terms”) contain the terms and conditions on which we supply content, products or services listed on www.epitosoft.com (the “Website”), through our applications (the “Apps”) or via other delivery methods to you (the Website and such content, products, services and the Apps are collectively referred to herein as the “Product” or “Products”, which may be updated from time-to-time at the sole discretion of Epitosoft). Please read these terms and conditions, carefully before ordering any Products from the Website or third party App stores (e.g. the Apple App Store, the Android Play Store, etc.). The terms “Epitosoft”, “Petrix Maps”, “Petrix Maps - Oil and Well Finder”, “us” or “we” refers to Epitosoft Corporation. The term “Device” refers to the device which is used to access the Products including but not limited to computers, smart phones and tablets. The term “you” refers to the user of the Products. When you order (“Order”) any Products, or otherwise use or access the Products, you agree to be bound by these Terms and all applicable laws, rules and regulations. You may also be asked to click “I accept” at the appropriate place prior to your purchase of access to the Products. At such time, if you do not click “I accept”, you may not be able to complete such purchase or gain such access. By using the Products, you indicate that you accept these Terms and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these Terms, please refrain from using the Products.
Our contact email address is email@example.com. All correspondence to Epitosoft including any queries you may have regarding your use of the Products or these Terms should be sent to this contact email address.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE TERMS CONTAIN AN ARBITRATION CLAUSE. EXCEPT FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DISPUTES MENTIONED IN THE ARBITRATION CLAUSE, YOU AND EPITOSOFT AGREE THAT DISPUTES RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF THE PRODUCTS WILL BE RESOLVED BY MANDATORY BINDING ARBITRATION, AND YOU WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION.
(a) These Terms and the Order set out the whole agreement between you and us for the supply of the Products. In order to participate in certain Products, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions; those additional terms are hereby incorporated into these Terms. Where such terms are inconsistent with these Terms, the additional terms shall control.
(b) Please check that the details in these Terms and on the Order are complete and accurate before you use or commit yourself to purchase the Products. If you think that there is a mistake, please make sure that you ask us to confirm any changes in writing, as we only accept responsibility for statements and representations made in writing by an officer of Epitosoft.
(c) AS PART OF YOUR USE OF THE PRODUCTS, YOU AGREE TO THE PROCESSING AND STORAGE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN THE UNITED STATES, INCLUDING THE PROCESSING AND STORING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN THE UNITED STATES FOR THE PURPOSES OF PROCESSING PAYMENTS AND TRACKING INDIVIDUAL USE OF THE PRODUCTS. BY USING THE PRODUCTS, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE UNITED STATES MAY NOT HAVE THE SAME LEVEL OF PROTECTIONS FOR YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT EXISTS IN YOUR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE, AND YOU NONETHELESS CONSENT TO THE PROCESSING AND STORAGE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN THE UNITED STATES. WE WILL TAKE MEASURES AS REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH APPLICABLE LAW REGARDING THE TRANSFER, STORAGE AND USE OF CERTAIN PERSONAL INFORMATION.
Epitosoft reserves the right to change or update these Terms, or any other of our policies or practices, at any time, and will notify users by posting such changed or updated Terms on this page. Any changes or updates will be effective immediately upon posting to www.epitosoft.com. Your continued use of the Products constitutes your agreement to abide by the Terms as changed. Under certain circumstances we may also elect to notify you of changes or updates to our Terms by additional means, such as pop-up or push notifications within the Products or email.
(a) You may sign up as a registered user of the Products free of charge (a “Member”). To become a Member you need to go to the relevant section of the Products, then either submit your first name, last name and email address to us, and create a password to be used in conjunction with that email address or create an account via a popular federated identity provider like Google, Apple, Facebook, or Twitter. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your Device. You may not register for more than one Member account.
(c) By registering for a Petrix Maps account, the Products, you warrant that:
(i) You are legally capable of entering into binding contracts; (ii) All registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; (iii) You will maintain the accuracy of such information; and (iv) Your use of the Products does not violate any applicable law or regulation.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account, password and other User Information and for restricting access to your Device to further help protect such information. You are responsible for updating your User Information.
You must be 18 years of age, or the age of majority in your province, territory or country, to sign up as a registered user of the Products. Individuals under the age of 18, or the applicable age of majority, may utilize the Products only with the involvement and consent of a parent or legal guardian, under such person's account and otherwise subject to these Terms.
As a Petrix Maps Member you will receive access to certain sections, features and functions of the Products that are not available to non-members. By agreeing to become a Member you may receive occasional special offer, marketing, and survey communication emails with respect to the Product. You can easily unsubscribe from Epitosoft commercial emails by following the opt-out instruction in these emails. Petrix Maps membership accounts and subscriptions are not transferable and therefore you agree to not sell, transfer, or exchange membership accounts or subscriptions in any way or under any circumstance. This expressly applies to any discounted, subsidized, or free accounts or subscriptions.
Please note that if you have purchased the subscription through Apple iTunes or Epitosoft iPhone application, the following conditions apply for Renewals of the Plans:
(a) Petrix Maps account holders may access the Products in two ways:
(b) You may access Premium via a monthly or annual subscription option. For the purposes of our monthly and yearly subscriptions, a month constitutes 30 calendar days and a year constitutes 365 calendar days.
(c) Our “Monthly” subscription is paid in monthly installments. For each month that your monthly subscription is active, you acknowledge and agree that Epitosoft is authorized to charge the same credit card as was used for the initial subscription fee or other payment method as set forth in section 2.5(h) (the “Payment Method”). The monthly renewal subscription fees will continue to be billed to the Payment Method you provided until cancelled. You must cancel your subscription before it renews in order to avoid billing of the next month’s subscription fee to the Payment Method you provided. Refunds cannot be claimed for any partial-month subscription period.
(d) Our “Yearly” subscription is paid for by an upfront payment with automatic annual renewals. You acknowledge and agree that Epitosoft is authorized to charge the Payment Method used for (i) the initial annual subscription fee at the rate secured at the time of purchase, and (ii) the non-discounted renewal subscription fee(s). You must cancel your subscription before it renews in order to avoid billing of the renewal subscription fee to the Payment Method you provided. Refunds cannot be claimed for any partial subscription period.
(e) You agree to promptly notify Epitosoft of any changes to the Payment Method you provided while any subscriptions remain outstanding. You are responsible for all applicable fees and charges incurred, including applicable taxes, and all subscriptions purchased by you.
(f) In the course of your use of the Products, Epitosoft and its third party payment service provider may receive and implement updated credit card information from your credit card issuer in order to prevent your subscription from being interrupted by an outdated or invalid card. This disbursement of the updated credit card information is provided to Epitosoft and Epitosoft’s third party payment service provider at the sole election of your credit card issuer. Your credit card issuer may give you the right to opt-out of the update service. Should you desire to do so, please contact your credit card issuer.
(g) Our obligation to provide the Products only comes into being when we take receipt of your Order, and we confirm your purchase to you by email. We shall confirm your Order and send you an email to confirm your access to the subscription purchased. Please quote the Order number in all subsequent correspondence with us. Prices in US Dollars include local taxes. You agree not to hold us responsible for banking charges incurred due to payments on your account. If payment is not received by us from the Payment Method you provided, you agree to pay all amounts due upon demand by us. You agree that you are not permitted to resell any Products purchased through Epitosoft for commercial purposes.
To enjoy Petrix Maps Apps via your smartphone or other Device, your Device must satisfy certain system requirements. These requirements can be found on the Website and the Google and Apple marketplaces.
Many consumer communities (corporations, universities, hospitals, etc.) (“Community” or “Communities”) purchase and introduce the Products to their employees and members. In some cases, these Communities may supplement these Terms with their own terms and conditions, which may include additional terms around subscription redemption, usage or supplementary payment for Premium access. In such event, these Community terms and conditions shall also apply to your use of the Products. In the event of any conflict with such additional terms and these Terms, the additional terms shall prevail.
We reserve the right to change our subscription plans or adjust pricing for our service or any components thereof in any manner and at any time as we may determine in our sole and absolute discretion. Except as otherwise expressly provided for in these Terms, any price changes or changes to your subscription plan will take effect following notice to you.
(a) You may cancel a Monthly subscription at any time. Cancellation is effective at the end of the applicable monthly period. Please make any such cancellation by visiting the subscriptions page on the appropriate App marketplace or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
(b) You may cancel a Yearly subscription plan at any time. Cancellation is effective at the end of the applicable annual period. Additionally, our Yearly subscription plan is offered with a 30-day money back guarantee, which entitles you to a full refund upon cancellation and emailing email@example.com to request a refund. Such refund requests must be made within the first 30 calendar days from your first date of payment. You are entitled to one refund only. After your refund, any future subscriptions will no longer qualify for the 30-day money back guarantee. No such refunds will apply to subsequent renewals of the Yearly subscription or subscriptions purchased through the Apple iTunes Store or our iPhone application, or the Google Play Store or our Android application.
(c) Please note that if you purchase a subscription through the Apple iTunes Store or our iPhone application, you may cancel your subscription by cancelling automatic renewal of paid In App Subscriptions by selecting Manage App Subscriptions in your iTunes Account settings and selecting the subscription you want to modify. If you purchase a subscription through the Google Play store you may cancel automatic renewals in account settings under Subscriptions in the Google Play app, or according to the current process outlined by Google Play.
We may suspend or terminate your use of the Products as a result of your fraud or breach of any obligation under these Terms. Such termination or suspension may be immediate and without notice. A breach of these Terms, includes without limitation, the unauthorized copying or download of our audio or video content from the Products.
Any promotion code or offer (including the Special Discount Pricing Options) provided by us may not be used in conjunction with any other promotion code or offer, past or present. Introductory offers are only available to new users of the Products, except where expressly stated otherwise. Previous users or trial users of the Products do not qualify as new users. No promotion code or discount will apply to corporate or other Community subscriptions. Unless otherwise set forth in the terms of any promotion, all pricing promotions or discounts will apply to the initial period of the subscription, and any renewals will be charged at the non-discounted rate for the type of subscription purchased.
4.1 You agree not to upload, post, email or otherwise send or transmit or introduce any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, harm, damage, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or equipment linked directly or indirectly with the Products or the Products themselves. You agree not to interfere with the servers or networks underlying or connected to the Products or to violate any of the procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Products. You may not access the Products in an unauthorized manner.
4.2 You agree not to impersonate any other person while using the Products, conduct yourself in an offensive manner while using the Products, or use the Products for any illegal, immoral or harmful purpose.
4.3 By breaching the provisions of this section 4, you may commit a criminal offense under applicable laws. We may report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we may cooperate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Products will cease immediately.
4.4 You agree not to use the Products for any purposes related to scientific research, analysis or evaluation of the Products without the express written consent of Epitosoft.
(a) All materials (including software and content whether downloaded or not) contained in the Products are owned by Epitosoft (or our affiliates and/or third party licensors, where applicable), unless indicated otherwise. You agree and acknowledge that the materials are valuable property and that other than any specific and limited license for use of such materials, you shall not acquire any ownership rights in or to such materials. The materials may not be used except as provided for in these Terms, and any other relevant terms and conditions provided to you without our prior written permission.
(b) Data or informative content from Petrix Maps not explicitly indicated as downloadable may not be downloaded or copied from the Products or any Device.
(c) The Products are not intended for your commercial use. You must not use any part of the data or materials used in or on the Products for commercial purposes without obtaining a written license to do so from us. Material and data from the Products may not be copied or distributed, or republished, or transmitted in any way, without our prior written consent. Any unauthorized use or violation of these Terms immediately and automatically terminates your right to use the Products and may subject you to legal liability. You agree not to use the Products for illegal purposes (including, without limitation, unlawful, harassing, libelous, invasion of another’s privacy, abusive, threatening or obscene purposes) and you agree that you will comply with all laws, rules and regulations related to your use of the Products. Appropriate legal action may be taken for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Products.
(d) You may not download, display, copy, reproduce, distribute, modify, perform, transfer, create derivative works from, sell or otherwise exploit any content, code, data or materials in the Products. If you make other use of the Products, or the content, code, data or materials thereon, except as otherwise provided above, you may violate copyright and other laws of the United States, other countries, as well as applicable state laws and may be subject to liability for such unauthorized use. Epitosoft will enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of criminal prosecution.
All intellectual property, other trademarks, logos, images, product and company names displayed or referred to on or in the Products are the property of their respective owners. Nothing grants you any license or right to use, alter or remove or copy such material. Your misuse of the trademarks displayed on the Products is strictly prohibited. Epitosoft will enforce its trademark rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of criminal prosecution.
6.1 Although we aim to offer you the best service possible, we make no promise that the Products will meet your requirements and we cannot guarantee that the Products will be fault free. If a fault occurs in the Products, please report it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will review your complaint and, where we determine it is appropriate to do so, correct the fault. If the need arises, we may suspend access to the Products while we address the fault. We will not be liable to you if the Products are unavailable for a commercially reasonable period of time.
6.2 Your access to the Products may be occasionally restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance or the introduction of new facilities or Products. We will restore the Products as soon as we reasonably can. In the event that the Products are unavailable, our usual Order and cancellation deadlines apply; please notify us of changes to your Order by emailing email@example.com.
7.1 We may provide links to other websites or services for you to access. You acknowledge that any access is at your sole discretion and for your information only. We do not review or endorse any of those websites or services. We are not responsible in any way for:(a) the availability of, (b) the privacy practices of, (c) the content, advertising, products, goods or other materials or resources on or available from, or (d) the use to which others make of these other websites or services. We are also not responsible for any damage, loss or offense caused or alleged to be caused by, or in connection with, the use of or reliance on such websites or services.
7.2 You may link to our home page, websites, and Apps, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you. The Products must not be framed on any other website, nor may you create a link to any part of the Products unless you have written permission to do so from Epitosoft. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission with written notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy. If you wish to make any use of material on or in the Products other than that set out above, please address your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information and data contained in the Products is for general information purposes only. While we endeavor to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the Products or the information contained on the Products for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
9.1 Petrix Maps is a provider of aggregated oilfield and well location data which we retrieve from multiple different sources across the United States. Petrix Maps attempts to maintain the highest accuracy of content and data on our Website and through our Apps. Any errors or omissions should be reported for investigation by emailing email@example.com.
9.2 Epitosoft makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the absolute accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of our Website and Apps and expressly disclaim liability for errors and omissions in the contents of our Website and Apps. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and freedom from computer/mobile device virus, is given with respect to the contents of our Website, Apps or our hyperlinks to other Internet resources. Reference in our Apps and Website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Epitosoft, or its employees or agents.
10.1 Subject to the terms of this license agreement (“License Agreement”), as set out in this section 10, and these other Terms, and your payment of applicable subscription fees, Epitosoft grants you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable license to search, download and make personal non-commercial use of the Products.
10.2 The Products contain or embody copyrighted material, proprietary material or other intellectual property of Epitosoft or its licensors. All right, title and ownership in the Products remain with Epitosoft or its licensors, as applicable. The rights to download and use the Products are licensed to you and are not being sold to you, and you have no rights in them other than to use them in accordance with this License Agreement and our other Terms.
10.3 You agree that you will not and you will not assist or permit any third party to:
(a) Copy, store, reproduce, transmit, modify, alter, reverse-engineer, emulate, de-compile, or disassemble the Products in any way, or create derivative works of the Products;
(b) Use the Products or any part of them to create any tool or software product that can be used to create software applications of any nature whatsoever;
(c) Rent, lease, loan, make available to the public, sell or distribute the Products in whole or in part;
(d) Tamper with the Products or circumvent any technology used by Epitosoft or its licensors to protect any content accessible through the Products;
(e) Circumvent any territorial restrictions applied to the Products; or
(f) Use the Products in a way that violates this License Agreement or the other Terms.
10.4 You may not make the Products available to the public. The Products made available (in whole or in part) are owned by Epitosoft or its licensors and your use of them must be in accordance with these Terms.
Epitosoft may transfer its rights and obligations under these Terms to any company, firm or person at any time if it does not materially affect your rights under it. You may not transfer your rights or obligations under these Terms to anyone else. These Terms are personal to you and no third party is entitled to benefit under these Terms except as set out here.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Epitosoft and its directors, officers, members, investors, managers, employees and agents harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising in any way from (i) your negligent, reckless, or willful misuse of the Products, (ii) your placement or transmission of any message, content, information, software, or other submissions through the Products, (iii) any third-party claims of bodily injury, death, or damage to real or tangible personal property caused by your negligent or more culpable acts or omissions related to your use of the Products; or (iv) your breach or violation of the law or of these Terms. Epitosoft reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and in such case, you agree to cooperate with Epitosoft defense of such claim.
(a) This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
(b) We warrant to you that any Product purchased from us will, on delivery, conform in all material respects with its description and be of reasonably satisfactory quality.
(c) We warrant that we will use reasonable skill and care in making the Products available to you during your subscription.
(d) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, you assume full responsibility for your own use of the Products. In no event shall Epitosoft be liable to you, your heirs, or assigns or to any third party for any loss, death, damage, or bodily injury that you suffer, or that you cause to any third party, in connection with your use of the Products or other activities you undertake in connection with your use of the Products, unless caused by Epitosoft’s gross negligence, recklessness, or willful misconduct.
(e) The Products and their content are otherwise provided on an “as is” basis and we make no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to them, including as to the accuracy, completeness or currency of the Products or their content. We assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Products, or any failures, delays, or interruptions in the provision of the Products. We disclaim and exclude any express or implied warranties or representations, including any warranties as to merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of the Products to the broadest extent permitted by law. We make no warranties or representations, express or implied, as to the timeliness, accuracy, quality, completeness or existence of the content and information posted on the Products. We make no warranties or representations, express or implied, for technical accessibility, fitness or flawlessness of the Products. We make no warranties or representations that your use of content and information posted on the Products will not infringe rights of third parties.
(f) All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity are, to the extent permitted by law, excluded.
If we delay exercising or fail to exercise or enforce any right available to us under these Terms, such delay or failure does not constitute a waiver of that right or any other rights under these Terms.
We will not be liable to you for any lack of performance, or the unavailability or failure, of the Products, or for any failure or delay by us to comply with these Terms, where such lack, unavailability or failure arises from any cause beyond our reasonable control.
In these Terms, unless the context requires otherwise: (i) any phrase introduced by the words “including”, “include”, “in particular”, “for example” or any similar expression shall be construed as illustrative only and shall not be construed as limiting the generality of any preceding words; and (ii) references to the singular include the plural and to the masculine include the feminine, and in each case vice versa.
(a) Applicable laws require that some of the information or communications we send to you should be in writing. When using the Products, you agree to transact with us electronically, and that communication with us will be mainly electronic. We will contact you by e-mail or provide you with information by posting notices on the Products. You agree to this electronic means of communication and you acknowledge that all contracts, notices, information and other communications that we provide to you electronically comply with any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
(b) In order to retain a copy, please select “Print,” and select the appropriate printer. If you do not have a printer, you can copy the text and the underlying agreement(s) and paste them into a new document in a word processor or a text editor on your computer and save the text.
(c) You have the right to receive a paper copy of the communications. To receive a paper copy, please request it by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
(d) We may charge you a reasonable service charge to mail you a paper copy of any communication. We will either include such service charge on our fee schedule or we will first inform you of the charge and provide you with the choice as to whether you still want us to send you a paper copy. Please be sure to state that you are requesting a copy of the particular communication.
(e) To receive and view an electronic copy of the communications you must have the following equipment and software:
• (i) A personal computer or other device which is capable of accessing the Internet. Your access to this page verifies that your system/device meets these requirements.
(f) To retain a copy, you must either have a printer connected to your personal computer or other device or, alternatively, the ability to save a copy through use of printing service or software such as Adobe Acrobat®. If you have a word processor or text editor program on your computer, then you can also copy the text and paste the text into a new document in the word processor or text editor and save the text.
(g) You can also contact us via email at email@example.com to unsubscribe from further communications. Unsubscribing from communication may impact your ability to use the Products.
(h) We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to discontinue the provision of your electronic communications, or to terminate or change the terms and conditions on which we provide electronic communications. We will provide you with notice of any such termination or change as required by law.
Unless otherwise specifically indicated, all notices given by you to us must be given to Epitosoft at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may give notice to you at the e-mail address you provide to us when you register, or in any of the ways specified in section 11.7 above. Notice will be deemed received and properly served immediately when posted on the Products or when an e-mail or other electronic communication is sent. In proving the service of any notice via email, it will be sufficient to prove that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.
These Terms and any document expressly referred to in them constitute the whole agreement between us and supersede all previous discussions, correspondence, negotiations, previous arrangement, understanding or agreement between us relating to their subject matter. We each acknowledge that neither of us relies on, or will have any remedies in respect of, any representation or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in these Terms or the documents referred to in them. Each of us agrees that our only liability in respect of those representations and warranties that are set out in this agreement (whether made innocently or negligently) will be for breach of contract. Nothing in this section limits or excludes any liability for fraud.
A person who is not party to these Terms will not have any rights under or in connection with these Terms.
(a) We will use reasonable endeavors to remedy faults in the Products. If we fail to comply with these Terms, your sole and exclusive remedies and our entire obligation and liability to you will in no circumstances exceed the actual amount paid by you for the Products in question. In addition, we will not be liable for:
• (i) Faulty operation of computers during the registration process or during completion of a subscription or during the transmission of any data and/or for incorrect or overly slow transmission of data by the internet provider and/or any damage that occurs due to information submitted by you not being received by us or not being received promptly or not being considered, as a consequence of technical faults with our software or hardware (whether or not they are within or outside of our control).
• (ii) Any loss or damage due to viruses or other malicious software that may infect your Device, computer equipment, software, data or other property caused by you accessing, using or downloading from the Products, or from transmissions via emails or attachments received from us.
• (iii) Any use of websites linked to the Products but operated by third parties.
(c) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, you assume full responsibility for your own use of the Products. In no event shall Epitosoft be liable to you, your heirs, or assigns or to any third party for any loss, death, damage, or bodily injury that you suffer, or that you cause to any third party, in connection with your use of the Products or other activities you undertake in connection with your use of the Products.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND BINDING ARBITRATION PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPHS CAREFULLY, AS THEY REQUIRE YOU TO ARBITRATE DISPUTES WITH EPITOSOFT, AND LIMIT THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM EPITOSOFT INCLUDING A LIMITATION ON THE RIGHT TO LITIGATE CLAIMS IN A COURT OR BEFORE A JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION WITH RESPECT TO A CLAIM.
(a) Applicability of Arbitration Agreement. All disputes arising out of, relating to, or in connection with these Terms or your use of the Products that cannot be resolved informally or in small claims court will be resolved through binding arbitration on an individual basis, except that you and Epitosoft are not required to arbitrate any dispute in which either party seeks equitable relief for the alleged unlawful use of copyrights, trademarks, trade names, logos, trade secrets, or patents.
(b) Arbitration Rules. The Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this dispute-resolution provision. Arbitration will be initiated through the American Arbitration Association ("AAA"). If the AAA is not available to arbitrate, the parties will select an alternative arbitral forum. The rules of the arbitral forum will govern all aspects of this arbitration, except to the extent those rules conflict with these Terms. The AAA Consumer Arbitration Rules (“AAA Rules”) governing the arbitration are available online at www.adr.org or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879. The arbitration will be conducted by a single neutral arbitrator.
If the claim is for $10,000 or less, the party initiating the arbitration may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted (1) solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator; (2) through a non-appearance based telephonic hearing; or (3) by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules in the county of your billing address. In the case of an in-person hearing, the proceedings will be conducted at a location which is reasonably convenient for both parties with due consideration of the ability to travel and other pertinent circumstances. If the parties are unable to agree on a location, the determination will be made by the arbitration institution.
Your arbitration fees and your share of arbitrator compensation will be limited to those fees set forth in the AAA Rules with the remainder paid by Epitosoft. If the arbitrator finds that either the substance of your claim or the relief sought in the arbitration is frivolous or brought for an improper purpose (as measured by the standards set forth in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(b)), then the payment of all fees will be governed by the AAA Rules. In such case, you agree to reimburse Epitosoft for all monies previously disbursed by it that are otherwise your obligation to pay under the AAA Rules. Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator shall issue a reasoned written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which the decision and award, if any, are based. The arbitrator may make rulings and resolve disputes as to the payment and reimbursement of fees or expenses at any time during the proceeding and upon request from either party made within 14 days of the arbitrator’s ruling on the merits.
(c) Authority of Arbitrator. The arbitrator will have exclusive authority to decide the jurisdiction of the arbitrator, including any unconscionability challenge or other challenge that the arbitration provision or the Agreement is void, voidable, or otherwise invalid. The arbitrator shall also have the exclusive authority to determine the rights and liabilities, if any, of you and Epitosoft. The dispute will not be consolidated with any other matters or joined with any other cases or parties. The arbitrator will have the authority to grant motions dispositive of all or part of any claim or dispute. The arbitrator will have the authority to award all remedies available under applicable law, the arbitral forum's rules, and the Terms. 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 Epitosoft.
(d) Jury Trial Waiver. Except where not permitted by law, you and Epitosoft waive any constitutional and statutory rights to go to court and have a trial in front of a judge or a jury. Rather, you and Epitosoft elect to have claims and disputes resolved by arbitration. In any litigation between you and Epitosoft over whether to vacate or enforce an arbitration award, you and Epitosoft waive all rights to a jury trial, and elect instead to have the dispute be resolved by a judge.
(e) Class Action Waiver. WHERE PERMITTED UNDER THE APPLICABLE LAW, YOU AND EPITOSOFT AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR OUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR CONSOLIDATED ACTION. If, however, this waiver of class or consolidated actions is deemed invalid or unenforceable, neither you nor Epitosoft are entitled to arbitration; instead all claims and disputes will be resolved in a court as set forth in section 11.13 below.
(f) Opt-out. YOU MAY OPT-OUT OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT. If you do so, neither you nor EPITOSOFT can force the other to arbitrate. To opt-out, you must notify Epitosoft in writing no later than 30 days after first becoming subject to this arbitration agreement. Your notice must include your name and address, and the email address you used to set up your Petrix Maps account (if you have one), and an unequivocal statement that you want to opt-out of this arbitration agreement. You must send your opt-out notice to one of the following physical or email addresses: Epitosoft Corporation, ATTN: Arbitration Opt-out, 601 E. Glenoaks Suite 201, Glendale, CA 91207; email@example.com
(g) Small Claims Court. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either you or Epitosoft may bring an individual action in small claims court.
(h) Public Injunction Exclusion. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may pursue a claim for public injunctive relief either in court or through arbitration.
(i) Arbitration Agreement Survival. This arbitration agreement will survive the termination of your relationship with Epitosoft.
To the extent the parties are permitted under these Terms to initiate litigation in a court, both you and Epitosoft agree that all claims and disputes arising out of or relating to the Terms or the use of the Products will be litigated exclusively in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. If, however, that court would lack original jurisdiction over the litigation, then all claims and disputes arising out of or relating to the Terms or the use of the Products will be litigated exclusively in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. You and Epitosoft consent to the personal jurisdiction of both courts.
Except to the extent they are preempted by U.S. federal law, the laws of California, other than its conflict-of-laws principles, govern these Terms and any disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms or their subject matter, including tort claims.
If any provision of these Terms is found unenforceable, then that provision will be severed from these Terms and not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.