THESE TERMS INCLUDE A CLASS ACTION WAIVER AND AN ARBITRATION PROVISION THAT GOVERNS ANY DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND FUTURE LETTER.
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Contents and Ownership
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Nothing in these Terms is intended to transfer to you any rights to the Contents or grant you any license to the Contents, except as specifically set forth in these Terms or the applicable license terms pertaining to certain Site features. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you do not have permission to copy, reproduce, make derivative works from, distribute, republish, download, display, perform, post electronically or mechanically, transmit, record, or mirror any of the Contents without the prior written permission of Future Letter. You may only display, download, and print in hard copy format the Contents for the purposes of using the Site as an internal or personal business resource. Only a duly authorized officer of Future Letter may grant permission or a license to use any of the Contents; any attempted grant or similar promise by anyone other than a duly authorized agent of Future Letter is invalid.
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Please do not send or provide any unsolicited ideas, works, materials, proposals, suggestions, artwork, content or the like, including for advertising campaigns, promotions, products, services, technologies, product enhancements, processes, marketing strategies, product names, content or creative materials (all of the foregoing “Unsolicited Submissions”) in any form to Future Letter or any of its employees or contractors. We often receive Unsolicited Submissions that duplicate efforts made previously by members of our own staff or by other third parties, or we may have already used Unsolicited Submissions similar to the material being submitted which was previously submitted by others. As a result of the legal and business complexities, we regret that it has become necessary for us to adopt a strict policy against accepting or considering any Unsolicited Submissions sent to us. The purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when our products, services, technologies, advertising, promotions, marketing strategies or content might seem similar to Unsolicited Submissions provided to Future Letter.
If, despite our request that you not send us your Unsolicited Submissions, you still submit them, then regardless of what your correspondence says, you understand and agree that the following terms will apply to your submissions: (i) your Unsolicited Submissions and their contents will automatically become the property of Future Letter, without any compensation to you; (ii) there is no obligation for Future Letter to review, consider, or otherwise use the Unsolicited Submissions; (iii) Future Letter may use or redistribute the Unsolicited Submissions and their contents for any purpose and in any way; and (iv) there is no obligation to keep any submissions confidential.
As a user of the Site, you have a revocable, nontransferable, nonexclusive license to access, view information contained on, and interact with the Site solely for your own personal or internal business use. Except for the express licenses granted herein, Future Letter does not grant you any right, title, or interest in the Contents. You agree to take such actions as Future Letter may reasonably request to perfect Future Letter’s rights to the Contents. By using the Site or features thereof, you represent and warrant that (a) any information you submit to us is truthful and accurate, (b) you will maintain the accuracy of that information, and (c) your use of the Site and its features does not violate any applicable law, rule or regulation. Any information that you provide to us will also be subject to our Privacy Notice.
You may not use the Site for any commercial purpose (except when transacting business with Future Letter) or for any unlawful or wrongful purpose. You agree not to rent, retransmit, disclose, publish, sell, assign, lease, sublicense, market or transfer the Site or any portion of it (including the Contents) or use it in any manner not expressly authorized by these Terms. You further agree not to copy, reverse engineer, translate, port, modify or make derivative works of any portion of the Site. Tampering with the Site, conducting fraudulent activities via the Site, and all other illegal activities are prohibited and may subject a user to legal action and/or termination of your access to the Site.
Accessing the Site does not authorize you to use any Contents in any manner other than specifically authorized by these Terms. You may not use our Contents for any purpose not expressly stated in these Terms, including in any way that might disparage us. The permissions described herein will terminate automatically if you breach any of these Terms. Any other use of the Contents on this Site, including reproduction for purposes other than as noted above, without the prior written permission of Future Letter is strictly prohibited. You are strictly prohibited from violating or trying to violate the security features of the Site, such as by:
- Accessing data not intended for you or logging onto a server or an account that you are not authorized to access.
- Attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of a system or network, or to breach security or authentication measures unless we expressly authorize that you do so in writing.
- Attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, such as by means of submitting a virus to the Site, overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mail bombing,” or “crashing.”
- Sending unsolicited email, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting.
You hereby agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or try to interfere with the proper working of, or any activity being conducted on, the Site. You further agree not to use or try to use any engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism (including browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate or search the Site other than the search engine and search agents that we make available on this Site and other than the generally available third-party web browsers. If you violate our system or network security, you may face civil or criminal liability. We will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations. We may involve or cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.
User Generated Material
In the course of using the Site, you may have the opportunity to provide, upload, submit or send to Future Letter your name, image, likeness, trademark(s) (including but not limited to registered and unregistered trademarks, trade names, service marks, logos, domain names and other designations owned, licensed to or used by you), Feedback, comments, photos, images, or other materials (collectively, “User Generated Material”). With respect to any User Generated Material posted by you, you represent that (a) you created and/or own the rights to the User Generated Material, or you have the owner’s express permission to post such content; and (b) the User Generated Material does not infringe any other person’s or entity’s rights (including, without limitation, copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity or privacy rights) or violate any applicable laws, rules or regulations, these Terms, or any of our other posted policies. Additionally, you understand and agree that User Generated Material must not:
- Contain any material that is false, defamatory, libelous, obscene, harassing, threatening, discriminatory, bigoted, hateful, violent, vulgar, profane, pornographic or otherwise offensive, inappropriate, damaging, unlawful, disruptive or harmful;
- Violate Future Letter’s or any other person’s or entity’s legal rights, contain any material that could give rise to civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations, or otherwise promote, advocate or assist any illegal activity or unlawful act;
- Create or threaten harm to any person or loss or damage to property;
- Include others’ Personal Information or any other information that may be used to track, contact, or impersonate that individual;
- Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual property or other proprietary rights of Future Letter or any other person, or violate the terms of any contract in respect of such intellectual property or proprietary rights;
- Seek to harm or exploit children by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for Personal Information or otherwise;
- Misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization;
- Seek to collect others’ email addresses, usernames, or passwords by any means;
- Seek to transmit chain letters, bulk or junk email, or to interfere with, disrupt or create an undue burden on Future Letter or the networks or services connected to the Site, or to install or attempt to install or promote spyware, malware or other computer code on our computers or equipment or the computers or equipment of third parties; or
- Be otherwise objectionable as determined by Future Letter at our sole discretion.
We reserve the right, but have no obligation to, monitor, review, screen, post, remove, reject, modify or store User Generated Material at any time and for any reason without notice. We may refuse, alter, or remove User Generated Material without notice for any reason at our sole discretion. We do not endorse any User Generated Material, and the User Generated Material posted does not reflect our opinions, views or advice. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any User Generated Material that you or a third party posts or sends on or through the Site, nor do we assume any liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications or content provided by any user or third party.
You understand that User Generated Materialmay be accessible and viewable by the public or others. You are solely responsible for your User Generated Material and the consequences of posting it online. You assume all risks associated with interacting with other users through the Site, and, to the extent the law permits, you release us from any claims or liability related to any User Generated Material posted to the Site and from any claims related to the conduct of any other users.
Future Letter does not claim ownership of User Generated Material that a user provides, uploads, submits or sends to Future Letter. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you hereby grant Future Letter an irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, fully-paid, sub-licensable, perpetual license to use, reproduce, make derivative works from, distribute, publish, display, or perform such User Generated Material in whole or in part, by any and all means and media, in connection with advertising, marketing and promoting Future Letter, its products and services. You further acknowledge that Future Letter may modify the User Generated Material for any purpose. However, Future Letter has no obligation to use any User Generated Material, and Future Letter’s use of any User Generated Material does not create or imply any endorsement of or affiliation with you. You acknowledge and agree that Future Letter will not compensate you for any User Generated Material.
Notification of Infringement
It is Future Letter’s policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement. This section explains the information that must be included in these notices and is designed to confirm with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Upon receipt of a DMCA compliant notice, Future Letter will expeditiously remove or disable access to the content that is the subject of the notice. If you are a copyright owner or an authorized agent thereof, and you wish to file a notice of infringement with us, then you may submit a notice to our Designated Copyright Agent at dream(at)futureletter.com with the following information in writing (you should speak with your legal counsel or See 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c)(3) to confirm these requirements):
- 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 on the Future Letter Site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
- 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 Future Letter to locate the material.
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit Future Letter to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted.
- 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.
- 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.
Please note that under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability. If you are unsure whether the material available online infringes your copyright, we suggest that you contact an attorney before sending us a notice.
The administrator of an affected site or the provider of affected content may make a counter notification under sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the DMCA. If you elect to send us a counter notice, to be effective it must be a written communication that includes the following (please consult your legal counsel or See 17 U.S.C. Section 512(g)(3) to confirm these requirements):
- A physical or electronic signature of the subscriber.
- 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 under penalty of perjury that the subscriber has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
- The subscriber’s name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the subscriber’s address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which Future Letter may be found, and that the subscriber will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.
Please note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.
Communications from Future Letter
If you request information about Future Letter, we may send you marketing communications by email, mail, or other means in compliance with your preferences and applicable law. As part of our policy to respect your privacy, we provide you the option of opting out from receiving marketing communications from us by unsubscribing from our emails or submitting a request to us as instructed in our Privacy Notice.
Future Letter may use your contact information you provide to us to communicate with you about your use of the Site. For example, we may send you service announcements or administrative communications by email, phone, text, or other means. You understand that you receive these communications as part of your use of the Site.
Consent to Do Business Electronically
By accessing our Site, registering with us, or typing your name into any of our electronic forms and indicating your acceptance or submission of information by clicking a box, you affirmatively consent to (a) Future Letter communicating with you electronically; (b) receiving all applications, notices, disclosures and authorizations (collectively, “Records”) from Future Letter electronically; and (c) entering into agreements and transactions using electronic Records and signatures. Please note that federal law treats electronic signatures as having the same legal force and effect as if they were signed on paper by hand, and online contracts have the same legal force as signing an equivalent paper contract in ink. You must have a computer or other web-enabled device, connection to the internet, an active email account, and the ability to receive and read PDF files to conduct business with us electronically. You agree to be responsible for keeping your own Records. You may print or download Records from the Site and keep them for your own reference. If you require assistance with your Records or if you wish to receive Records in paper format or to withdraw your consent to receiving electronic Records from us, please contact us at dream(at)futureletter.com Agreements and transactions executed prior to this request will remain valid and enforceable.
Disclaimer of Warranties
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TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL FUTURE LETTER BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, EXTRAORDINARY, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR FOR ANY LOSS OF DATA, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE, HOWEVER ARISING, EVEN IF FUTURE LETTER KNOWS THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL FUTURE LETTER BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY AMOUNTS THAT, TOGETHER WITH AMOUNTS ASSOCIATED WITH ALL OTHER CLAIMS, EXCEED THE AGGREGATE OF THE FEES PAID BY YOU TO FUTURE LETTER FOR MEMBERSHIP SERVICES DURING THE THREE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACT THAT GAVE RISE TO THE LIABILITY OR, IF NO FEES WERE PAID DURING SUCH THREE MONTH PERIOD, ONE HUNDRED US DOLLARS ($100), IN EACH CASE, WHETHER OR NOT FUTURE LETTER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Class Action Waiver
YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO COMMENCE OR PARTICIPATE IN ANY CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST FUTURE LETTER RELATED TO ANY CLAIM, DISPUTE OR CONTROVERSY, AND, WHERE APPLICABLE, YOU HEREBY AGREE TO OPT OUT OF ANY CLASS PROCEEDING AGAINST FUTURE LETTER OTHERWISE COMMENCED ON OR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THESE TERMS.
Please read this section carefully. This section affects rights that you may otherwise have. It provides for resolution of most disputes through arbitration instead of court trials and class actions.
YOU AGREE TO GIVE UP ANY RIGHTS 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. OTHER RIGHTS THAT YOU WOULD HAVE IF YOU WENT TO COURT, SUCH AS ACCESS TO DISCOVERY, ALSO MAY BE UNAVAILABLE OR LIMITED IN ARBITRATION.
Any controversy or claim between you and Future Letter arising out of or relating to: (a) these Terms, or the breach thereof, or (b) your access to or use of the Site, or (c) any alleged violation of any federal or state or local law, statute or ordinance (each such controversy or claim, a “Claim”), shall be resolved exclusively by a binding arbitration administered by the Arbitration Service of Portland in accordance with its Commercial Arbitration Rules, with the arbitration to be held in Multnomah Count, State of Oregon, USA. The arbitration shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act and by the internal laws of the State of Oregon, without regard to conflicts of laws principles. Claims shall be heard by a single arbitrator. The parties may choose for themselves whether to appear in person, by phone, or through the submission of documents. The prevailing party shall be entitled to an award of reasonable attorneys’ fees. In arbitration, the parties give up their right to have their Claim decided by a judge or jury, and their Claim is instead decided by an arbitrator. Discovery rights and appellate rights in arbitration are more limited than in court. The arbitrator shall issue a reasoned award in writing, including all findings of fact and law upon which the award was made.
YOU AND FUTURE LETTER AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING OR PARTICIPATE IN CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN THEIR RESPECTIVE INDIVIDUAL CAPACITIES, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS, CONSOLIDATED OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. UNLESS BOTH YOU AND FUTURE LETTER AGREE OTHERWISE IN WRITING, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN THE CLAIMS OF OTHER PERSONS OR PARTIES WHO MAY BE SIMILARLY SITUATED, AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS PROCEEDING. IF A CLAIM IMPLICATES THIS SECTION, AND IF THIS SECTION IS FOUND TO BE INVALID, UNENFORCEABLE OR ILLEGAL BY A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION, THEN SUCH CLAIM MUST BE ADJUDICATED BY A COURT AND NOT BY AN ARBITRATOR.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, IF ANY CLAIM IS NOT SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION, YOU HEREBY CONSENT TO THE PERSONAL AND EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION IN, AND THE EXCLUSIVE VENUE OF, THE STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS LOCATED WITHIN MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OREGON, WHICH IS THE PLACE OF PERFORMANCE OF THESE TERMS. Future Letter controls and operates the Site from its offices within the United States. If you choose to access the Site from another location, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. You acknowledge that you may not be able to access all or some of the Site outside of the United States, and that access thereto may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries.
You may not assign, delegate, or transfer these Terms or your rights or obligations hereunder in any way (by operation of law or otherwise) without prior written consent from Future Letter. We may transfer, assign, or delegate these Terms and our rights and obligations without consent. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. If any provision of these Terms is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, the provision shall be modified by the court and interpreted so as to best accomplish the objectives of the original provision to the fullest extent permitted by law, and the remaining provisions of these Terms shall remain in effect. Future Letter’s failure to enforce any provision of these Terms will not be deemed a waiver of that provision or any other provision of these Terms. If any provision of these Terms is held invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to accomplish, as nearly as possible, the objective thereof, or shall be severed from the document if, and solely, to the limited extent such construction is not possible, and the remaining portion of these Terms shall remain in full force and effect. No joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Future Letter as a result of these Terms or your use of the Site.
Changes to These Terms
We are constantly trying to improve our Site, so these Terms may need to change from time to time. We reserve the right to modify these Terms at any time by updating this posting without notice. All changes are effective immediately when posted. If you use the Site in any way after a change to the Terms is effective, that means you agree to all of the changes.
If you have any questions about these Terms or the Site, please contact us at dream(at)futureletter.com