Last Updated on November 16, 2019
IMPORTANT – PLEASE CAREFULLY READ AND UNDERSTAND THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE & SALE BEFORE ACCESSING, USING, OR SUBSCRIBING OR PLACING AN ORDER OVER WWW.FILLCONNECT.COM. THESE TERMS CONTAIN DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITIES (see Sections 13 and 14). THESE TERMS FORM AN ESSENTIAL BASIS OF OUR AGREEMENT. PLEASE PRINT AND RETAIN A COPY OF THIS AGREEMENT FOR YOUR RECORDS.
The use of www.fillconnect.com (hereafter “Website”), which is owned and maintained by Fill Connect Inc. (“Fill Connect,” “we,” “our,” “us”), is governed by the terms and conditions set forth below. We offer the Website, including all information, tools, and services available from the Website to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms and conditions stated here. By accessing, using, subscribing, or placing an order over the Website, you and your business agree to the terms set forth herein. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions in their entirety, you are not authorized to use the Website in any manner or form whatsoever.
THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER PROVISIONS THAT WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO A COURT HEARING, RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL, AND RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION. ARBITRATION IS MANDATORY AND IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY AND ALL DISPUTES UNLESS SPECIFIED BELOW IN SECTION 15.
Fill Connect reserves the right to update and change, from time to time, these Terms and all documents incorporated by reference by posting updates and/or changes to our Website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. You can find the most recent version of these Terms at https://www.fillconnect.com/terms. Use of the Website after such changes constitutes acceptance of such changes. Any new features or tools which are added to the current Website shall also be subject to the Terms.
Table of Contents
- Website User Conduct and Restrictions-License Terms
- Information You Provide; Registration; Passwords; Prohibition Against Hosting Third-Party Agency Accounts
- Order Placement and Acceptance
- TRIAL OFFER, AUTOMATIC ENROLLMENT AND PAYMENT, AND CANCELLATION
- SUBSCRIPTION TERMS AND AUTOMATIC PAYMENT
- Shipping Fees
- Products, Services, and Prices Available on the Website
- Your Responsibilities in Running Your Business
- Commision Program and Independent Fill Connect Affiliate Program
- Testimonials, Reviews, and Pictures/Videos
- COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAW, INCLUDING COMMITMENT AGAINST HARASSMENT AND INTERFERENCE WITH OTHERS
- DISCLAIMERS OF OTHER WARRANTIES
- LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITIES
- DISPUTE RESOLUTION BY MANDATORY BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER
- Additional Remedies
- Notice and Takedown Procedures; Copyright Agent
- Third-Party Links
- No Waiver
- Governing Law and Venue
- Force Majeure
- Electronic Signature
- Changes to the Agreement
- Your Additional Representations and Warranties
- Entire Agreement
SECTION 1 – WEBSITE USE
The Website is intended for businesses operated by adults. If you use the Website, you are affirming that you are at least 18 years old or the legal age of majority in your state or province of residence (whichever is greater), operate a business, have the legal capacity to enter into a binding contract with us, and have read this Agreement and understand and agree to its terms.
SECTION 2 – WEBSITE USER CONDUCT AND RESTRICTIONS-LICENSE TERMS
All aspects of our Website are protected by Canada and international copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws, including all content, information, design elements, text material, logos, taglines, metatags, hashtags, photographic images, testimonials, personal stories, icons, video and audio clips, and downloads. No material on the Website may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, uploaded, displayed, posted, or transmitted in any way whatsoever. The Fill Connect trademark and logo are proprietary marks of Fill Connect Inc., and the use of those marks is strictly prohibited. Nothing herein gives you the right to use, copy, register as a domain name, reproduce, or otherwise display any logo, tagline, trademark, trade name, copyrighted material, patent, trade dress, trade secret, or confidential information owned by Fill Connect Inc.
Subject to your continued strict compliance with all Terms, Fill Connect provides to you a revocable, limited, non-exclusive, royalty-free, non-sublicenseable, non-transferrable license to use the Website. You acknowledge and agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any material protected by intellectual property laws.
If you purchase a subscription to Fill Connect Software over the Website, Fill Connect provides to you a revocable, limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicenseable, non-transferrable license to use the software. You acknowledge and agree that: (1) the software is copyrighted material under Canada and international copyright laws that is exclusively owned by Fill Connect; (2) you do not acquire any ownership rights in the software; (3) you may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, or create derivative works from the content of the software; (4) except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, you may not copy, redistribute, publish, display or commercially exploit any material from the software without the express written permission of Fill Connect; and (5) in the event of any permitted copying (e.g., from the Website to your computer system), no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark, legend or copyright notice shall be made.
You agree not to use or attempt to use the Website or any software provided by Fill Connect, whether alone, or in conjunction with other software or hardware, in any unlawful manner or a manner harmful to Fill Connect. You further agree not to commit any harmful or unlawful act or attempt to commit any harmful or unlawful act on or through the Website or through use of any software or hardware including, but not limited to, refraining from:
A. HARMFUL ACTS. Any dishonest or unethical business practice; any violation of the law; infliction of harm to Fill Connect’s reputation; hacking and other digital or physical attacks on the Website; and the violation of the rights of Fill Connect or any third party;
B. “SPAMMING” AND UNSOLICITED COMMUNICATIONS. We have zero tolerance for spam and unsolicited communications. Any communications sent or authorized by you reasonably deemed “spamming,” or any other unsolicited solicitations (including without limitation postings on social media or third party blogs) will be deemed a material threat to Fill Connect’s reputation and to the rights of third parties. It is your obligation, exclusively, to ensure that all business communications comply with international and local anti-spamming or analogous laws.
C. OFFENSIVE COMMUNICATIONS. Any communication sent, posted, or authorized by you, including without limitation postings on any website operated by you, or social media or blog, which are: sexually explicit, obscene, vulgar, or pornographic; offensive, profane, hateful, threatening, harmful, defamatory, libelous, harassing, or discriminatory; graphically violent; or solicitous of unlawful behavior.
D. SENSITIVE INFORMATION. You will not import, or incorporate into, any contact lists or other content you upload to any website, software, or other electronic service hosted, provided by or connected to Fill Connect, any of the following information: social security numbers, national insurance numbers, credit card data, passwords, security credentials, bank account numbers, or sensitive personal, health or financial information of any kind.
E. ILLEGAL BUSINESS ACTIVITY. Any promotion of illegal business activity, including without limitation promoting the sale or use of unverified or contaminated fill and hazardous material or promoting and using unlicensed land for fill or dump sites.
In addition to the foregoing, Fill Connect requires you to follow these best practices when sending electronic communications:
Only contact site users regarding their active listings.
Do not engage in spamming. Any complaints about unsolicited emails to members of our site will result in termination of your account.
Do not disguise the origin, or subject matter of, any electronic communications or falsify or manipulate the originating message address, subject line, header, or transmission path information for any electronic communication.
Do not send offers to obtain or attempt to obtain personal information, or generate leads, for third parties.
Do not send “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or other types of electronic messages that encourage the recipient to forward the content to strangers.
Do not employ sending practices, or have overall message delivery rates, which may cause harm to our services or other users of our services.
Do not send messages that may be considered junk mail. Some examples of these types of messages include, but are not limited to, messaging related to additional services, products or offers that are not related to a Fill Connect listing.
You further agree to conduct yourself and all of your businesses in full compliance with all applicable laws, whether through the use of Fill Connect or otherwise.
SECTION 4 – INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE; REGISTRATION; PASSWORDS; PROHIBITION AGAINST HOSTING THIRD-PARTY AGENCY ACCOUNTS
As a Fill Connect user, you will be required to create an account with Fill Connect. You warrant that the information you provide us is truthful and accurate, and that you are not impersonating another person. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password you may use to access your Fill Connect user account, and you agree not to transfer your password or user name, or lend or otherwise transfer your use of or access to your user account, to any third party. So called “agency accounts,” or accounts in which you host listings for third parties, are prohibited. Should your usage data indicate, in Fill Connect’s sole and exclusive discretion, that you are operating an agency account, you will be subject to cancellation of your Fill Connect user account or enhanced pricing for your Fill Connect user account, at Fill Connect’s sole and exclusive discretion. You are fully responsible for all transactions with, and information conveyed to, Fill Connect under your user account. You agree to immediately notify Fill Connect of any unauthorized use of your password or user name or any other breach of security related to your user account. You agree that Fill Connect is not liable, and you will hold Fill Connect harmless, for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with any of the foregoing obligations. Please see Section 17 below for additional information.
SECTION 5 – ORDER PLACEMENT AND ACCEPTANCE
If you order a service or product, payment must be received by us before your order is accepted. We may require additional information regarding your order if any required information was missing or inaccurate, and may cancel or limit an order any time after it has been placed. Your electronic order confirmation, or any form of confirmation, does not signify our acceptance of your order. You must contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to modify or cancel your pending order. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to amend your order in accordance with your instructions.
All items are subject to availability. We will notify you if any item is not available, the expected availability date, and may offer you an alternative product or service. If the availability of any product or service is delayed and you do not wish to substitute the product or service, upon your request, we will cancel your order and if previously charged, your payment card will be fully refunded for that specific order. We reserve the right to limit the sales of our products and services to any person, geographic region, or jurisdiction. We may exercise this right on a case-by-case basis at our sole and exclusive discretion.
Your purchase order of products and other services is conditioned on you re-affirming your acceptance of this Agreement.
All advertised prices are in, and all payments shall be in, Canadian Dollars.
SECTION 6 - TRIAL OFFER, AUTOMATIC ENROLLMENT AND PAYMENT, AND CANCELLATION
Where we offer you a free trial of Fill Connect, such free trial will start immediately after your registration and continue for the free trial offer period as indicated on the Website at the time you register. Free trial subscriptions are only available to new subscribers of Fill Connect and for the limited periods as set out on the Website. Previous subscribers or those subscribers who have already benefited from a free trial subscription to Fill Connect do not qualify for a further free trial period.
If you do not want to continue your subscription after your free trial comes to an end, you must contact us at least 24 hours before your free trial period ends by submitting a cancellation request to us via our support email address email@example.com, or by cancelling your free trial through your Account Dashboard. If you do not contact us at least 24 hours before your free trial period ends to cancel, your subscription will automatically continue and the payment card that you provided at the time of enrolment online will be charged the full Fill Connect monthly or annual membership subscription rate provided at the time of enrollment each month until you cancel.
Fill Connect can change the monthly membership subscription rate at any time. If the membership subscription rate changes after you subscribe, we will notify you by email and give you an opportunity to cancel.
If you wish to cancel your Fill Connect subscription at any time after a free trial or discounted period ends, you must submit a cancellation request to us via our support email address firstname.lastname@example.org or through your Account Dashboard. For monthly subscriptions, we require at least ten (10) days’ notice of cancellation by email. If you provide such notice less than ten (10) days before the first day of your next subscription month, your credit card may still be charged. You will not be entitled to pro-rate your last month’s use, nor will you be entitled to any refund for any payments to Fill Connect.
SECTION 7 – SUBSCRIPTION TERMS AND AUTOMATIC PAYMENT
A Fill Connect user is responsible for paying all sums due to Fill Connect in connection with their monthly or annual subscription in accordance with these Terms. The first fee payable in accordance with these Terms is due when the user account is set up and payment of the monthly fee is a condition of access, or after your free trial ends and you have not canceled the automatic subscription with us. Every calendar month or year (based on your membership plan), your account will be charged the subscription fee plus applicable tax for the following month’s subscription, together with any other fees for the following month’s subscription plus any accumulated charges for the past period (collectively, “Fees”). Failure by the Fill Connect user to use any of the services available through the service provided by Fill Connect does not relieve the Fill Connect user of their payment obligations under these Terms.
Potential users can pay by credit card. Payment details shall be collected by us through our secure financial data collection mechanism. You acknowledge and agree that we hold data relating to the transaction, including the last four digits and the expiration date of the card used to purchase the products or services together with details on when payment is due. You further acknowledge and agree that payments are due on a recurring basis in accordance with the payment terms for the specific service purchased (unless the subscription is cancelled in accordance with these Terms) and therefore authorize the automatic payment collection terms applicable to that specific service (e.g., on a monthly or annual basis and for a specific amount).
IF YOU ARE A FILL CONNECT USER WITH A MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION AND YOU HAVE PROVIDED US WITH A VALID CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD NUMBER OR AN ALTERNATE PAYMENT METHOD, EACH PAYMENT WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY PROCESSED AT THE TIME OF YOUR DESIGNATED PAYMENT DATE (MONTHLY) AND WILL BE BILLED TO THE PAYMENT METHOD YOU PROVIDED TO US AT THE TIME OF YOUR ENROLLMENT. IF YOU WISH TO CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION TO FILL CONNECT, YOU MAY DO SO THROUGH YOUR ACCOUNT DASHBOARD OR BY EMAILING SUPPORT@FILLCONNECT.COM AT LEAST TEN (10) DAYS BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF YOUR NEXT SUBSCRIPTION MONTH.
Fill Connect reserves the right to immediately terminate a user’s account and/or service for any unpaid (in whole or part) period of the subscription (with or without notice). Termination of service in no way relieves or excuses the user from any obligation to pay outstanding charges or expenses. In the event Fill Connect starts collection processes of any type, you will be liable for all collection costs, including legal fees and expenses, as provided in Section 17 below.
In addition to any Fees, Fill Connect may also charge applicable value added or other tax.
SECTION 8 – SHIPPING FEES
Unless otherwise stated on the Website at the time of purchase, if we ship you a physical product, documents or reports, we reserve the right to add applicable shipping and handling fees to your order. Unless otherwise stated, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to fulfill your order within a reasonable time after receipt of your properly completed and verified order. Accurate shipping address and phone number information is required. Although we may provide delivery or shipment timeframes or dates, such dates are good-faith estimates and are subject to change. If your order will be delayed, we will contact you at the email address you provided when placing your order. If we are unable to contact you or you would like to cancel your order, we will cancel the order and refund the full amount charged. We shall not be liable for any loss, damage, cost, or expense related to any delay in shipment or delivery caused by any third party carrier or other delivery service not owned or controlled by us. The risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to any third party carrier.
SECTION 9 – PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND PRICES AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE
Products, services, and prices are generally posted at the following URL, but are subject to change: https://www.fillconnect.com. Fill Connect reserves the right, without notice, to discontinue products or services or modify specifications and prices on products and services without incurring any obligation to you. Except as otherwise expressly provided for in these Terms, any price changes to your subscription or purchase of product(s) or services will take effect following email notice to you.
Price changes are effective on the first day of the month after the price change is posted. By accessing, using, subscribing or placing an order over the Website, you authorize Fill Connect to charge your account in the amount indicated for the value of the services you select, including any future price changes. If you request a downgrade in services, the downgrade (and corresponding price reduction) will become effective on the first day of the month following your requested downgrade. By your continued use of Fill Connect services, and unless you terminate your subscription as provided herein, you agree that Fill Connect may charge your credit card monthly for the products and services you have selected, and you consent to any price changes for such services after email notice has been provided to you.
Fill Connect takes reasonable steps in an effort to insure that the prices set forth on the Website are correct, and to accurately describe and display the items available on the Website. If the correct price of our product is higher than its stated price, we will, at our discretion, either contact you for instructions or cancel your order and notify you of such cancellation.
When ordering products or services, please note that Fill Connect does not warrant that product or service descriptions are accurate, complete, current, or error-free, or that packaging will match the actual product that you receive. All sales are deemed final. Fill Connect’s descriptions of, or references to, products or services not owned by Fill Connect are not intended to imply endorsement of that product or service, or constitute a warranty by Fill Connect.
SECTION 10 – YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES IN RUNNING YOUR BUSINESS
You agree that you and your business will only use Fill Connect’s products and services for lawful purposes and that you shall not use such products or services, whether alone or in connection with other software, hardware, or services, for any unlawful or harmful purpose. You are solely and exclusively responsible for complying with any and all applicable laws and regulations in running your business, including, but not limited to, all laws governing advertising, listing, exchange, sales of land fill material and related services.
Fill Connect shall have no liability for your violation of any laws. You are solely and exclusively responsible for your listings, communication, exchange, sales and business activities including the verification of material, obtaining the proper licensing for use of land, collecting and reporting any and all sales and use tax, and any other taxes, which may apply to sales of products or services by your business. Fill Connect shall not be responsible to collect or report any taxes which may apply to your business or sales of products or services by your business. You agree to indemnify Fill Connect as set out in Section 17 below in the event that you and/or your business violates any law and a claim is threatened or asserted against Fill Connect as a result.
SECTION 11 – COMMISSIONS PROGRAM AND INDEPENDENT FILL CONNECT AFFILIATE PROGRAM
The Fill Connect Affiliate program is currently available by invitation only. Affiliate commissions and terms are further discussed in the Fill Connect Affiliate Agreement.
SECTION 12 – TESTIMONIALS, REVIEWS, AND PICTURES/VIDEOS
Fill Connect is pleased to hear from users and customers and welcomes your comments regarding our services and products. Fill Connect may use testimonials and/or product reviews in whole or in part together with the name, city, and province of the person submitting it. Testimonials may be used for any form of activity relating to Fill Connect’s services or products, in printed and online media, as Fill Connect determines in its sole and exclusive discretion. Testimonials represent the unique experience of the participants and customers submitting the testimonial, and do not necessarily reflect the experience that you and your business may have using our services or products. Your business results will vary depending upon a variety of factors unique to your business and market forces beyond Fill Connect’s control. Note that testimonials, photographs, and other information that you provide to us will be treated as non-confidential and nonproprietary, and, by providing them, you grant Fill Connect a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive and irrevocable license to use them.
Additionally, Fill Connect reserves the right to correct grammatical and typing errors, to shorten testimonials prior to publication or use, and to review all testimonials prior to publication or use. Fill Connect shall be under no obligation to use any, or any part of, any testimonial or product review submitted.
SECTION 13 – COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAWS, INCLUDING COMMITMENT AGAINST HARASSMENT AND INTERFERENCE WITH OTHERS
As a Fill Connect user, you must comply with all laws, both in Canada and foreign, including, but not limited to, laws prohibiting deceptive and misleading advertising and marketing, email marketing laws, laws governing testimonials, use of land, providing services, and/or any similar laws, laws relating to intellectual property, privacy, security, terrorism, corruption, environment or trade laws. You are solely responsible for ensuring their compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and court orders of any kind of any jurisdiction applicable to you and your business, and any recipient to whom you send digital messages using our products or services. You have the responsibility to be aware of, understand, and comply with all applicable laws and ensure that you and all users of your account comply with such applicable laws at all times.
If you use any messaging software, including any Fill Connect-provided messaging software now existing or which may in the future be created, or any other messaging system or other software or hardware provided by you or a third-party, you agree that you will follow all applicable laws with respect to sending messages. You further agree to indemnify and defend Fill Connect from any claims, damages, losses, and lawsuits of any kind or nature that may be made or brought against Fill Connect relating in any way to your violation of law or third-party rights by use or misuse of any messaging software or hardware, whether or not provided by Fill Connect. You further understand and agree that Fill Connect has no control over, and therefore cannot be responsible for, the functionality or failures of any third party software, including without limitation messenger and internet browser notifications.
SECTION 14 – DISCLAIMERS OF OTHER WARRANTIES
EXCEPT WHERE OTHERWISE INAPPLICABLE OR PROHIBITED BY LAW:
THE WEBSITE AND ALL CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE MAKE NO, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES AS TO THE RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, QUALITY, SUITABILITY, AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, AND/OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE. WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM THAT: (A) THE USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY SOFTWARE WILL BE SECURE, TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR OPERATE IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, SYSTEM OR DATA, (B) THE WEBSITE, SOFTWARE, OR SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS, (C) ANY STORED DATA WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (D) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS, (E) ERRORS OR DEFECTS IN THE WEBSITE WILL BE CORRECTED, OR (F) THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKE THE WEBSITE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ALL CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
SECTION 15 – LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITIES
THIS INCLUDES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES OR PRODUCTS, OR ANY OTHER INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR OTHER DAMAGES. THIS APPLIES REGARDLESS OF THE MANNER IN WHICH DAMAGES ARE ALLEGEDLY CAUSED, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY), WARRANTY, OR OTHERWISE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL FILL CONNECT’S LIABILITY TO YOU OR YOUR BUSINESS EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF THREE (3) TIMES THE PAYMENTS PAID BY YOU TO FILL CONNECT FOR THE MONTH PRECEDING THE DATE IN WHICH THE FACTS GIVING RISE TO A CLAIM AGAINST FILL CONNECT OCCURRED OR ONE-THOUSAND CDN DOLLARS ($1,000), WHICHEVER IS GREATER.
SECTION 16 – DISPUTE RESOLUTION BY MANDATORY BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER
PLEASE READ THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION CAREFULLY TO UNDERSTAND YOUR AND YOUR BUSINESS’ RIGHTS. EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS AGREE THAT ANY CLAIM THAT YOU OR YOUR BUSINESS MAY HAVE IN THE FUTURE MUST BE RESOLVED THROUGH FINAL AND BINDING CONFIDENTIAL ARBITRATION. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS ARE WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY. THE RIGHTS THAT YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS WOULD HAVE IF YOU WENT TO COURT, SUCH AS DISCOVERY OR THE RIGHT TO APPEAL, MAY BE MORE LIMITED OR MAY NOT EXIST. YOU AGREE THAT YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS MAY ONLY BRING A CLAIM IN AN INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF (LEAD OR OTHERWISE) OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. YOU FURTHER AGREE THAT THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE PROCEEDINGS OR CLAIMS OR OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS PROCEEDING.
THERE IS NO JUDGE OR JURY IN ARBITRATION, AND COURT REVIEW OF AN ARBITRATION AWARD IS LIMITED. HOWEVER, AN ARBITRATOR CAN AWARD ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS THE SAME DAMAGES AND RELIEF AS A COURT (INCLUDING INJUNCTIVE AND DECLARATORY RELIEF OR STATUTORY DAMAGES), AND MUST FOLLOW THESE TERMS AS A COURT WOULD.
Payment of all filing, administration, and arbitrator fees will be governed by the ICDR’s Rules. In all other respects, the parties shall each pay their own additional fees, costs, and expenses, including, but not limited to, those for any attorneys, experts, documents, and witnesses.
The arbitrator shall follow the substantive law of the Province of British Columbia without regard to its conflicts of laws principles. Any award rendered shall include a confidential written opinion and shall be final, subject to appeal under the Commercial Arbitration Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. 17 (2nd Supp.)), as amended. Judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.
You and Fill Connect agree that disputes will only be arbitrated on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated, on a class wide, representative basis, or with any other arbitration(s) or other proceedings that involve any claim or controversy of any other party. You and Fill Connect expressly waive any right to pursue any class or other representative action against each other.
Failure or any delay in enforcing this arbitration provision in connection with any particular claim will not constitute a waiver of any rights to require arbitration at a later time or in connection with any other claims except that all claims must be brought within 1 year after the claim arises (the 1 year period includes the 120-day informal resolution procedures described above).
This arbitration provision sets forth the terms and conditions of our agreement to final and binding confidential arbitration and is governed by and enforceable Commercial Arbitration Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. 17 (2nd Supp.)), as amended. This provision survives termination of your account or relationship with Fill Connect, bankruptcy, assignment, or transfer. If the class action waiver is deemed unenforceable (i.e., unenforceability would allow arbitration to proceed as a class or representative action), then this entire arbitration provision shall be rendered null and void and shall not apply. If a portion of this arbitration provision (other than the class action waiver) is deemed unenforceable, the remaining portions of this arbitration provision shall remain in full force and effect.
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS WOULD HAVE HAD A RIGHT TO LITIGATE THROUGH A COURT, TO HAVE A JUDGE OR JURY DECIDE YOUR CASE, AND TO BE PARTY TO A CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION. HOWEVER, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO HAVE ANY CLAIMS DECIDED INDIVIDUALLY AND ONLY THROUGH BINDING, FINAL, AND CONFIDENTIAL ARBITRATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION.
SECTION 17– FILL CONNECT’S ADDITIONAL REMEDIES
In order to prevent or limit irreparable injury to Fill Connect, in the event of any breach or threatened breach by you of the provisions of this Agreement or any infringement or threatened infringement by you of the intellectual property of Fill Connect or a third-party, Fill Connect shall be entitled to seek a temporary restraining order and preliminary and permanent injunctions or other equitable relief from a court of competent jurisdiction located in Vancouver, British Columbia restraining such breach, threatened breach, infringement, or threatened infringement. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as prohibiting Fill Connect from pursuing in court any other remedies available to it for such breach, threatened breach, infringement, or threatened infringement, including the recovery of monetary damages from you and your business. You and your business hereby irrevocably consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of, and exclusive venue in, the courts of British Columbia for all such claims, and forever waive any challenge to said courts’ exclusive jurisdiction or venue.
SECTION 18 – INDEMNIFICATION
To the fullest extent permitted by law, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Fill Connect, its directors, officers, employees, shareholders, licensors, independent contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, and agents from and against any and all claims, actions, loss, liabilities, damages, expenses, demands, and costs of any kind, including, but not limited to attorneys’ fees and costs of any litigation or other dispute resolution, arising out of, resulting from, or in any way connected with or related to (1) your use, misuse, or attempt to use the Website, software, products, or services, (2) information you submit or transmit through the Website, (3) your breach of these Terms, the documents they incorporate by reference, the Agreement, or the representations and warranties provided by you in this Agreement, or (4) your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.
SECTION 19 – NOTICE AND TAKEDOWN PROCEDURES; COPYRIGHT ACT
If you believe that materials or content available on the Website infringes any copyright you own, you or your agent may send Fill Connect a notice requesting that Fill Connect remove the materials or content from the Website. If you believe that someone has wrongly filed a notice of copyright infringement against you, you may send Fill Connect a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices should be sent to Fill Connect to email@example.com.
SECTION 20 – THIRD-PARTY LINKS
SECTION 21 – TERMINATION
This Agreement will take effect (or shall re-take effect) at the time you click “ACTIVATE MY ACCOUNT NOW,” “PAY NOW,” “ORDER NOW”, “SUBMIT”, “BUY NOW”, “PURCHASE”, “I ACCEPT”, “I AGREE” or similar links or buttons, otherwise submit information through the Website, respond to a request for information, begin installing, accessing, or using the Website, complete a purchase, select a method of payment, and/or enter in payment method information, whichever is earliest. If, in our sole discretion, you fail, or we suspect that you have failed, to comply with any term or provision of the Agreement or violated any law, whether in connection with your use of Fill Connect or otherwise, we may terminate the Agreement or suspend your access to the Website at any time without notice to you. Sections 12 through 17, and 21 through 29 of this Agreement, as well as any representations, warranties, and other obligations made or undertaken by you, shall survive the termination of this Agreement and/or your account or relationship with Fill Connect.
Upon termination, you remain responsible for any outstanding payments to Fill Connect.
SECTION 22 – NO WAIVER
No failure or delay on the part of Fill Connect in exercising any right, power or remedy under this Agreement may operate as a waiver, nor may any single or partial exercise of any such right, power, or remedy preclude any other or further exercise of such right, power, or remedy, or the exercise of any other rights, power, or remedy under this Agreement. A waiver of any right or obligation under this Agreement shall only be effective if in writing and signed by Fill Connect.
SECTION 23 – GOVERNING LAW AND VENUE
SECTION 24 – FORCE MAJEURE
Fill Connect will not be responsible to you for any delay, damage, or failure caused or occasioned by any act of nature or other causes beyond our reasonable control.
SECTION 25 – ASSIGNMENT
Fill Connect may assign its rights under this Agreement at any time, without notice to you. Your rights arising under this Agreement cannot be assigned without Fill Connect’s (or its assigns’) express written consent.
SECTION 26 – ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE
All information communicated on the Website is considered an electronic communication. When you communicate with Fill Connect through or on the Website or via other forms of electronic media, such as email, you are communicating with the company electronically. You agree that we may communicate electronically with you and that such communications, as well as notices, disclosures, agreements, and other communications that we provide to you electronically, are equivalent to communications in writing and shall have the same force and effect as if they were in writing and signed by the party sending the communication.
SECTION 27 – CHANGES TO THE AGREEMENT
SECTION 28 – YOUR ADDITIONAL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
You hereby further represent and warrant: (1) that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age, or the legal age of majority in your jurisdiction, whichever is greater; (2) that you own, operate, and/or have the right to bind the business for which you are using the Website; (3) have read this Agreement and thoroughly understand and agree to the terms contained in this Agreement; and (4) that you will not re-sell, re-distribute, or export any product or service that you order from the Website. You further represent that Fill Connect has the right to rely upon all information provided to Fill Connect by you, and Fill Connect may contact you and your business by email, telephone, or postal mail for any purpose, including but not limited to (i) follow-up calls, (ii) satisfaction surveys, and (iii) inquiries about any orders you placed, or considered placing, on or through the Website.
You further represent and warrant that there are no prior or pending government investigations or inquiries of, or prosecutions against you, or any business related to you, by any other federal or provincial governmental agency, or any industry regulatory authority, anywhere in the world, nor any prior or pending private lawsuits against you. If at any time during the life of the Agreement you, or any business related to You, becomes the subject of a government investigation, inquiry, or prosecution by any federal or provincial governmental agency, or any industry regulatory authority anywhere in the world, or the subject of any lawsuit, you will notify Fill Connect of the same within 24 hours. Fill Connect, at its sole discretion, may terminate the Agreement based on any investigation, proceeding, or lawsuit identified pursuant to this paragraph or otherwise discovered by Fill Connect without incurring any obligation or liability to you.
SECTION 29 – SEVERABILITY
If any provision of this Agreement is found by the arbitrator or (if proper) a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall not be affected thereby and shall continue in full force and effect and such provision may be modified or severed from this Agreement to the extent necessary to make such provision enforceable and consistent with the remainder of the Agreement.
SECTION 30 – ENTIRE AGREEMENT
These Terms, the Agreement, and any policies or operating rules posted by us on the Website or in respect to the Website constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and your business and Fill Connect and governs your access to and use of the Website and your ordering, purchasing, and use and/or attempted use of any service or product, and supersedes and replaces any prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations, communications, and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and Fill Connect. We may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website. Such new features and/or services shall also be subject to these Terms, the Agreement, and any policies or operating rules posted by us on the Website. Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms or the Agreement shall not be construed against the drafting party.
SECTION 31 – CONTACTING US
We encourage our customers to contact us with questions or comments about our products and services. Please feel free to do so by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions or inquiries concerning any of the Terms, you may contact Fill Connect by email at email@example.com