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Ivy Terms of Use

Effective on October 18, 2018

Artsetters Inc. (doing business as Ivy, is referred to here as “Ivy,” “we,” “us” and “our”) provides services to you through www.ivymark.com or www.ivy.co and related services, sites and apps that are offered under these Terms of Use (collectively, the “Platform”).

The Platform is designed to provide interior designers, architects and other service providers (“Pros”) with tools to better manage their day-to-day business and workflow with clients and related parties (“Clients”) and third party vendors and suppliers (“Vendors”).  The Platform is also designed to improve the design experience for Clients, by allowing Clients to review and approve invoices from Pros and make payments online.

Please review these Terms of Use carefully. If you use the Platform or purchase Ivy products or services as a Pro, a Client or a Vendor, these Terms of Use will apply to you and set forth the legal agreement between you and Ivy, including your agreement to receive promotional text messages and calls through automatic telephone dialing systems, your grant of rights to your content, our limitation of liability to you and your agreement to resolve any disputes by individual arbitration and to waive the right to participate in a class action.

  1.  Contract
  2.  Legal Agreement.  These Terms of Use are legally binding terms governing your use of the Platform. We encourage you to read them carefully and not to use the Platform if you do not wish to be legally bound by these Terms of Use.
  3.  Modifications.  We reserve the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time. If we make material changes, we will provide you notice through the Platform, or by other means, to provide you the opportunity to review the changes before they become effective. Your continued use of the Platform after we publish or send a notice about the changes to these Terms of Use means that you are agreeing to the changes.
  4. Additional Terms.  In addition, when using certain services on the Platform, you will be subject to any additional terms applicable to such services that are made available on the Platform, including our Privacy Policy. All such terms are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use.
  5.  Platform
  6.  Eligibility.  You are allowed to use the Platform if you are at least 16 years of age or if older, the minimum age lawfully allowed to use the Platform without parental consent.
  7.  Accounts.  If you create an account on the Platform, you are responsible for keeping your password confidential and secure, and you agree to provide us with truthful and correct information about you as prompted and to keep this information updated (including contact information). You must notify us immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account. Accounts are not transferable.  We reserve the right to close an account for any reason we deem reasonable. We reserve the right to terminate accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time.
  8.  Transactions. The Platform may allow contracts and proposals to be made available for review and signature (including e-signature) and payments to be accepted or made. Ivy is not responsible for any contracts or proposals made available through the Platform. Ivy has no control over and does not guarantee the existence, quality, safety or legality of any goods or services advertised by Pros or Vendors; the truth or accuracy of any advertisements; the ability of Pros or Vendors to sell or provide goods or services; the ability of any user to pay for any goods or services; or the completion of any transaction on the Platform. Ivy does not warrant or guarantee that any goods or services offered through the Platform will meet your requirements. As a Pro or Vendor, you agree to deliver the items that have been purchased unless the material conditions of delivery are not met. Pros are 100% liable for all purchases made on behalf of Clients.
  9.  Communications.  By agreeing to these Terms of Use, you agree to receive certain communications from Ivy and its affiliates, including emails related to transactions. You are not required to agree to receive promotional texts, calls, pre-recorded messages, emails or push notifications as a condition of using the Platform. If you elect to submit your phone number to us, you agree to receive communications from Ivy and its affiliates, including via text messages, calls, pre-recorded messages, emails and push notifications, any of which may be generated by automatic telephone dialing systems.  These communications include, for example, operational communications concerning your account or use of the Platform, updates concerning new and existing features on the Platform, communications concerning promotions run by us or third parties, and news relating to the Platform and industry developments. Standard text messaging charges applied by your cell phone carrier will apply to text messages we send.  If you wish to stop receiving promotional text messages, please follow the instructions we provide.
  10.  Platform Modifications.  We reserve the right to modify or discontinue the Platform (or any aspect of the Platform), temporarily or permanently, with or without notice. You agree that we will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Platform.
  11.  Platform Limitations.  You acknowledge that Ivy may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Platform, including the maximum period of time that data or other content will be retained by the Platform and the maximum storage space that will be allotted to you.  Each pricing plan is subject to a maximum number of “activated” projects as further described here.
  12. User Disputes.  We are not a party to any agreement between our users, including Pros, Clients or Vendors. As a Pro, Client or Vendor, you release us from any liability for any agreements or interactions with any other Pros, Clients or Vendors. You agree that you are solely responsible for your interactions with any other user in connection with the Platform, and we will have no liability or responsibility with respect thereto. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to become involved in any way with disputes between you and any other user of the Platform. In entering into this release you expressly waive any protections, statutory or otherwise, that would limit the coverage of this release to include only those claims which you may know or suspect to exist in your favor at the time of agreeing to this release. The release in the preceding sentence includes California Civil Code Section 1542, which provides as follows: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
  13.  Payments
  14.  Fees and Costs.

(i) Pros and Vendors: As a Pro or Vendor, you will be required to pay for certain aspects of the Platform. Current fees related to our plans can be found here and fees related to our payment processing can be found here.  You agree to pay the fees associated with the initial plan you select and any subsequent changes (whether manual or automatic). Plan fees include automatically recurring fees and usage-based fees, as well as the transaction fees deducted automatically from payments made to you through the Platform and one-time fees that you may incur. Plan pricing may be based on the number of “activated” projects during the term of that plan. A project in your account on the Platform is considered “activated” when either a new invoice is created or a payment is received on the project. If you exceed the number of activated projects for your pricing tier, your account will be changed to the plan at the next pricing tier and, starting with your next billing period, you will be charged the fees for the next pricing tier.  The agreed upon fees for each pricing tier may be accessed through your account page in the Platform. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in U.S. Dollars (USD) and do not include federal, state and local sales, use, or excise taxes, where applicable. Ivy may add such taxes to invoices or sales orders, and you shall be responsible to pay or reimburse Ivy for any such applicable taxes associated with the Platform other than taxes based on Ivy’s net income.

(ii) Payments Generally:  You agree to pay us the applicable fees when they are due. If we are unable to collect any fees from you, we may limit your ability to use the Platform, and we may collect fees owed using any legal manner without prejudice to any other right or remedy we may be entitled to under these Terms of Use or by law.  All amounts paid are not refundable unless otherwise expressly provided by Ivy.

(iii) Automatic Payments and Renewal:  If you subscribe to a plan for the Platform, you will be charged (using the payment method associated with your account) the applicable fee at the beginning of each month of your plan. Plans will automatically renew at the end of each 12 month term at the pricing tier in place at the time of renewal. If you do not want your plan to renew, you must contact Ivy at least 30 days in advance of the end of the term. Otherwise, you are still responsible for paying for your plan for the renewal term.  In all cases, you are responsible for paying for the full current term of your plan.

(iv)  Payments from Clients:  To the extent that you receive payment from Clients through the Platform, payments will be disbursed to you according to the schedules listed here. Please note that all payments made through the Platform are facilitated through a third-party payment processor. Ivy does not take custody of your funds, nor can Ivy access such funds.

(iv) Payments by Clients: As a Client, you may pay Pros or Vendors for goods or services through the Platform by authorizing Ivy and our third-party payment processor to charge the method of payment associated with your account. You agree to pay the entire amount that you approve, including any taxes or fees. If such amounts are reversed and deducted from Ivy’s accounts, you agree to remit the amounts to Ivy and, if you fail to do so, you authorize Ivy and our third-party payment processor to collect the amounts from you, using any legal manner without prejudice to any other right or remedy we may be entitled to under these Terms or by law.

  1.  Payment Method.  To the extent the Platform or any aspect thereof is made available for any fee, or you are paying or receiving payment for goods or services via the Platform, you will be required to provide Ivy information regarding your credit card or other payment method or bank account. You represent and warrant to Ivy that (i) such information is true; (ii) you are authorized to use the payment method; (iii) you are authorized to provide such payment information to us; (iv) such action does not violate the terms and conditions applicable to your use of such payment method or applicable law; and (v) you authorize Ivy and our third-party payment processor to charge your payment method for the amount displayed through the Platform. You will promptly update your Account information with any changes (for example, a change in your billing address or credit card expiration date) that may occur. Ivy does not have access to information about your payment method, other than your name and contact information as required for customer service, but our payment processor may store and update your payment method, and we may continue billing your payment method (e.g. credit card) even after it has expired, to avoid interruptions in your use of the Platform and for other transactions you authorize through the Platform.
  2. Payment Disputes.  If you dispute any charges by Ivy you must let Ivy know within thirty (30) days after the date that Ivy charges you. If you dispute any charges by another user, you must contact the user directly. If you, as Pro, Client or Vendor, are involved in a credit card dispute involving a payment made through or in connection with the Platform, such as a chargeback, you agree to provide Ivy and Ivy’s third-party payment processor with all information relevant to the dispute. If any funds are withdrawn from Ivy’s accounts as a result of the dispute or chargeback, you agree to reimburse Ivy within 48-hours of the date the dispute was initiated. We may obtain reimbursement of any amounts owed to Ivy by instructing our payment processor to deduct such amounts from your account, deducting from future payments owed to you, reversing any credits to your account balance, charging your credit card, or through any other lawful means, including by using third-party collections services. You authorize us to use any or all of the foregoing methods to seek reimbursement. As a Pro or Vendor, if you agree to refund any fees to another party, you are responsible and will pay Ivy (and Ivy may retain) any transaction costs associated with such refund.
  3.  Price Changes.  We reserve the right to change our prices. If we change or update prices, we will provide notice of the change on the Platform or by email, at Ivy’s option, at least 30 days before the change takes effect. To the extent you continue to use the Platform after the price change becomes effective, such use constitutes your agreement to pay the prices as amended. We may choose to temporarily change our fees for promotional events or new services; these changes are effective when we announce the promotional event or new service and end the earlier of the date identified or 30 days after the initial announcement.
  4.  Intellectual Property Rights
  5.  Content. You may submit or transmit content (including data, text, information, screen names, graphics, photos, profiles, audio and other media, links) through the Platform (“Your Content”), for example, as part of registration, the listing process (which may include items, item descriptions, messaging text, newsletters, photographs, audio, video and descriptions), the messaging service, any public message area (including forums or feedbacks) or any email feature. The Platform allows messaging and sharing of information in many ways. Your Content that you share or post may be seen by other users. You are solely responsible for Your Content.
  6.  Rights Granted by You. As between you and us, you own Your Content, and you grant to us and our affiliates, without compensation or further consent or notice to you or others, a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up, worldwide, sublicensable license: (a) to use, reproduce, process, adapt, publicly perform, publicly display, modify, prepare derivative works, publish, transmit and distribute Your Content, or any portion thereof; (b) to use your trademark and logo; and (c) if you identify yourself by name or provide a picture or audio or video recording of yourself, to reproduce, print, publish and disseminate your name, voice and likeness; in each case, in any format, media or distribution method (whether now known or hereafter created), including in promotional campaigns, marketing materials and to identify you as a customer. Further, to the extent permitted under applicable law, you waive and release and covenant not to assert any moral rights that you may have in Your Content. By submitting suggestions or other feedback to Ivy, you agree that Ivy and its affiliates can (but are not required to) use and share such feedback for any purpose without compensation to you.
  7.  Platform.  Ivy reserves all of its intellectual property rights in the Platform. Using the Platform does not give you any ownership in the Platform or the content or information made available through the Platform. Trademarks and logos used in connection with the Platform are the trademarks of their respective owners. The Ivy name and logos and other Ivy trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used for the Platform are trademarks or registered trademarks of Ivy.
  8.  Conditions of Use
  9.  Compliance with Laws.  You agree to comply with all applicable domestic, local, state and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of our Platform and your listings, purchases, solicitation of offers, sale of items and Your Content, if and to the extent applicable.
  10.  Prohibited Conduct.   Any use of the Platform or the content other than as specifically authorized on the Platform (including these Terms of Use) is prohibited. The following are examples of content and use that is prohibited on the Platform.  You agree not to:
  • upload any content that (i) you do not have a right to upload under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; (ii) poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person; (iii) constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, commercial activities or sales, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” “contests,” “sweepstakes,” or any other form of solicitation; or in our sole judgment, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Platform, or which may expose us or our users to any harm or liability of any type;
  • solicit, harass, stalk, impersonate or abuse another user of the Platform;
  • be false, misleading, untruthful, inaccurate, defamatory, trade libelous, threatening, harassing, harmful, abusive or vulgar; promote violence, racial hatred terrorism or illegal acts;
  • be fraudulent or involved in the sale of illegal, counterfeit, stolen items or items which violate these Terms of Use in any way;
  • infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity or other right of any other person or entity;
  • be obscene or transmit pornography;
  • transmit software viruses, worms, trojan horses, time bombs, trap doors or any other computer code, files or programs or repetitive requests for information designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or to diminish the quality of, interfere with the performance of, or impair the functionality of the Platform;
  • interfere with or disrupt the Platform or servers or networks connected to the Platform, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Platform; impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your credentials or your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18;
  • create liability for us or cause us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our ISPs or other suppliers;
  • lead us to violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation, or these Terms of Use;
  • modify, adapt or hack the Platform or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with the Platform;
  • unless otherwise expressly authorized by us or in the Platform, display, distribute, license, perform, publish, reproduce, duplicate, copy, create derivative works from, modify, sell, resell, exploit, transfer, frame, scrape, rent, lease, loan, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of any portion of the Platform, use of the Platform, or access to the Platform (including Content in the Platform);
  • engage in or use any data mining, robots, scraping or similar data gathering or extraction methods;
  • implement any measures to circumvent restrictions to or within the Platform (e.g., by masking or blocking your IP address or using a proxy IP address).
  1.  Violations.  We reserve the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in our sole discretion, violates this provision, including removing the offending content from the Platform, suspending or terminating the account of such violators and reporting you to law enforcement authorities.  We have the right (but not the obligation) in our sole discretion to refuse or remove any content that is available via the Platform.
  2.  Other Content, Sites and Apps.

By using the Platform, you may encounter content or information that might be inaccurate, incomplete, delayed, misleading, illegal, offensive or otherwise harmful. We generally do not review content provided by our users or others. You agree that we are not responsible for others’ (including users’) content or information. We cannot always prevent misuse of the Platform, and you agree that we are not responsible for any such misuse.

You are responsible for deciding if you want to access or use third party apps or sites that link from the Platform. Third party apps and sites have their own legal terms and privacy policies, and you may be giving others permission to use your information in ways we would not. Except as may be required by applicable law, we are not responsible for these other sites and apps – use these at your own risk.

Payment processing services on the Platform are provided by Stripe and are subject to the Stripe Connected Account Agreement (available at: https://stripe.com/us/connect-account/legal), which includes the Stripe Terms of Service (collectively, the “Stripe Services Agreement”). By agreeing to these Terms of Use or continuing to use an account, you agree to be bound by the Stripe Services Agreement, as the same may be modified by Stripe from time to time. As a condition of our enabling payment processing services through Stripe, you agree to provide us with accurate and complete information about you and your business, and you authorize Ivy to share it and transaction information related to your use of the payment processing services provided by Stripe.

  1.  Copyright Infringement Policy.

Ivy is committed to protecting the rights of copyright rights holders and seeks to comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding the protection of intellectual property.

If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any user submission or other content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing our agent identified below with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3) for further detail):

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works within the Platform are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works that appear within the Platform;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Ivy will process any notices of alleged copyright infringement and will take appropriate actions under the DMCA. Upon receipt of notices complying with the DMCA, Ivy will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any material claimed to be infringing or claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any reference or link to material or activity that is claimed to be infringing.

Ivy may notify the owner or administrator of the affected content so that he or she can make a counter-notification pursuant to his or her rights under the DMCA. If you receive such a notice, you may provide counter-notification in writing to our agent identified below that includes the information below. To be effective, the counter-notification must be a written communication that includes the following:

  • Your physical or electronic signature;
  • Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled, and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
  • A statement from you under the penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
  • Your name, physical address and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of a Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your physical address is located, or if your physical address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which Ivy may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of allegedly infringing material or an agent of such person.

Notices of claimed infringement and counter-notifications should be directed to our agent by mailing all required documentation to: IVY 1 Little West 12th street, New York NY 10014 ATTN: COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT DESIGNATED AGENT or by email to support@ivymark.com with the words “Attn: Copyright Infringement Designated Agent” in the subject line.

  1.  Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Ivy, its affiliates, shareholders, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives and those that Ivy works with to provide the Platform (collectively, the “Ivy Entities”) harmless from and against any and all claims, loss, damage, tax, liability and expense, including but not limited to legal costs made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy or any other policy documents and community guidelines as may be posted on the Platform from time to time, or your violation of any law or the right of a third party.

  1.  Disclaimer of Warranties

THE IVY ENTITIES PROVIDE THE PLATFORM “AS IS” AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. THE IVY ENTITIES DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

THE IVY ENTITIES DO NOT BUY OR SELL OR REPRESENT ANY PRO OR ITEMS ON THE PLATFORM AND DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR THE SALE OR ATTEMPTED SALE OF ITEMS ON AND VIA THE PLATFORM. THE IVY ENTITIES DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE PLATFORM WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT THE PLATFORM WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT ANY DEFECTS IN THE PLATFORM WILL BE CORRECTED. THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS AND INTERRUPTIONS IN THE AVAILABILITY OF THE PLATFORM.

  1.  Limitation of Liability

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE IVY ENTITIES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFIT INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF AN IVY ENTITY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, RESULTING FROM: (I) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE PLATFORM; (II) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE PLATFORM; (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR LOSS OF YOUR CONTENT OR DATA; (IV) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE PLATFORM; OR (V) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE PLATFORM. IN NO EVENT WILL THE IVY ENTITIES’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES OR CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID IVY IN THE LAST SIX (6) MONTHS, OR, IF GREATER, ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100).

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 SET FORTH ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE PLATFORM OR WITH THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE PLATFORM.

  1.  Disputes and Governing Law
  2.  Governing Law.  These Terms of Use shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflict of law rules, and the laws of the United States of America.
  3.  Disputes.  In the event a dispute arises between you and Ivy, please email support@ivymark.com. You agree that any cause of action arising out or related to the Platform or these Terms of Use must begin within 12 months after the cause of action arose. Otherwise, the action is barred.
  4. Waiver of Class Action.  You acknowledge and agree that you and Ivy each are waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate as a plaintiff as a class member in any class action proceeding.
  5.  Arbitration. You and Ivy agree that any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to the these Terms of Use or to your use of the Platform (collectively “Disputes”) will be settled by binding arbitration, except that each party retains the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation or violation of a party’s copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents or other intellectual property rights. Further, unless you and Ivy agree otherwise in writing, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims and may not preside over any form class action proceeding. If this specific paragraph is held unenforceable, then the provisions below of this “Dispute Resolution” Section 9 will be deemed void. Except as provided in the preceding sentence, this “Dispute Resolution” Section 9 will survive any termination of these Terms of Use.
  6.  Arbitration Rules and Governing Law. The arbitration will be administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (the “AAA Rules”) then in effect, except as modified by this “Dispute Resolution’ section. (The AAA Rules are available at http://www.adr.org or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879). The Federal Arbitration act will govern the interpretation of this section.
  7.  Arbitration Process. A party who desires to initiate the arbitration must provide the other party with a written Demand for Arbitration as specified in the AAA Rules. The arbitrator will be either a retired judge or an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of California and will be selected by the parties from the AAA’s roster of consumer dispute arbitrators. If the parties are unable to agree upon an arbitrator within 7 days of delivery of the Demand for Arbitration, then the AAA will appoint the arbitrator in accordance with AAA Rules.
  8.  Arbitration Location and Procedure. Unless you and Ivy agree otherwise, the arbitration will be conducted in San Francisco, California. If your claim does not exceed $10,000, then the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents you and Ivy submit to the arbitrator, unless you request a hearing and the arbitrator then determines that a hearing is necessary. If your claim exceeds $10,000, your right to a hearing will be determined by AAA Rules. Subject to AAA Rules, the arbitrator will have the discretion to direct a reasonable exchange of information by the parties, consistent with the expedited nature of the arbitration. For claims that exceed $10,000 and involve a hearing, you may elect for the hearing be conducted by telephone.
  9.  Arbitrator’s Decision. The arbitrator will render an award within the timeframe specified in the AAA Rules. The arbitrator’s decision will include the essential findings and conclusions upon which the arbitrator based the award. Judgment on the arbitration may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Any award of damages by an arbitrator must be consistent with the “Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability” section above. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief in favor of the claimant only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by the claimant’s individual claim.
  10.  Fees. Your responsibility to pay any AAA filing, administrative and arbitrator fees will be as set forth in the AAA Rules.
  11.  Termination

Either you or Ivy may terminate these Terms of Use at any time with notice to the other. On the effective date of termination, you lose all right to access or use the Platform. You are responsible for making a copy of or otherwise retaining any of your data that you stored or created on the Platform prior to the effective date of termination.  The following shall survive any termination of these Terms of Use:

  • This Section 12
  • Sections 3, 4 and 8 through 11 of these Terms of Use regarding payments, intellectual property rights, indemnification, disclaimer of warranties, limitation of liability, disputes and governing law;
  • Any amounts owed by either party prior to termination remain owed after termination.

You agree that Ivy will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Platform. Neither your election to terminate your account nor any termination by Ivy for your material breach will entitle you to a refund of any payment or void your responsibility to pay for the full term of any paid plan that you agreed to purchase.

  1.  General

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and Ivy and govern your use of the Platform, superseding any prior agreements between you and Ivy with respect to the Platform. You may not assign these Terms of Use without the prior written consent of Ivy, but Ivy may assign or transfer these Terms of Use or delegate its responsibilities under these Terms of Use, in whole or in part, without restriction. If a court with authority over these Terms of Use finds any part of it not enforceable, you and us agree that the court should modify the terms to make that part enforceable while still achieving its intent. If the court cannot do that, you and us agree to ask the court to remove that unenforceable part and still enforce the rest of these Terms of Use. To the extent allowed by law, the English language version of these Terms of Use is binding and other translations are for convenience only.  These Terms of Use (including additional terms that may be provided by us when you engage with the Platform) is the only agreement between us regarding the Platform and supersedes all prior agreements for the Platform. If we don’t act to enforce a breach of these Terms of Use, that does not mean that we have waived our right to enforce these Terms of Use. There are no third party beneficiaries to these Terms of Use.

  1. Notice for California Users

Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, users of the Platform from California are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210. You may contact us at Ivy, Inc., (650) 924-0244, 539 Bryant St, Suite 210, San Francisco, CA 94107.

  1.  Questions? Concerns? Suggestions?

Please contact us at hello@ivymark.com to report any violations of these Terms of Use or to pose any questions regarding this Terms of Use or the Platform.

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