Welcome to Alumni Alliances. Please read on to learn the rules and restrictions that govern your use of our Services (as defined below). If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding these terms or the Services, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR USE OF AND ACCESS TO OUR SERVICES (DEFINED BELOW) ARE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING, YOU MAY NOT USE OR ACCESS THE SERVICES IN ANY MANNER.
THESE TERMS INCLUDE A CLASS ACTION WAIVER AND WAIVER OF JURY TRIALS AND REQUIRE BINDING ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS TO RESOLVE DISPUTES.
Alumni Alliances provides a platform and related resources and services for alumni within your university or post-secondary education network to connect and foster relationships, including by matching entrepreneurs, job seekers, mentees, and other professionals seeking opportunities (collectively, “Professionals”) with potential investors, recruiters, mentors and other alumni willing to assist such Professionals (each, an “Advisor”), who are in the same alumni university or post-secondary education network, based on the specific needs and interests of such Professionals and skill sets and expertise of each Advisor (such services combined with the Website, the “Services”).
Advisors may provide peer-to-peer support, encouragement, education, instruction and practical tips designed to help Professionals grow their businesses.
The purpose of the Services is limited to providing you with an opportunity to network with fellow alumni and facilitate connections between Professionals and Advisors. We do not render or offer to render investment advice through this Website. Nothing on this Website constitutes or forms a part of any offer for sale or subscription of, or any invitation to offer to buy or subscribe for, any securities or other financial instruments, nor should it or any part of it form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, any contract or commitment whatsoever. The information provided on the Website is informational only and no assurance can be provided that any of the future events referenced herein will occur on the terms contemplated herein or at all. There is no implication that any information contained on this Website is accurate or that there has been no change in such information since the date first posted. Certain places on this Website may contain information created and published by institutions, individuals, or organizations independent of us. We do not endorse, approve, certify, or control these materials. In addition, we do not guarantee or assume responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness or correct sequencing of information in any material on our website. Use of such information is voluntary, and reliance on it should be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, efficacy, and timeliness. Finally, reference in this Website to any specific product, process, or service, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by us.
While we endeavor to find Professionals and Advisors we believe could foster a meaningful relationship, we make no representation or warranty as to whether any user will find another user’s communications, information, or materials relevant, useful, correct, satisfactory or suitable to your needs. We do not control the quality of the services or information provided by Advisors. We do not guarantee that any Advisor is categorized correctly or is suitably matched to any Professional or that any Advisor will make any investment in any Professional’s personal or professional activities or endeavors. We do not vet Advisors or Professionals and cannot and do not guarantee the verification of the skills, degrees, qualifications, licensure, certifications, credentials, competence or background of any Advisor or Professional. It is solely your responsibility to conduct independent verification regarding any Advisor or Professional or other user with whom you interact, and we strongly recommend that you conduct this verification prior to communication with any other user via the Services or on a continuous basis.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WEBSITE AND THE SERVICES ARE NOT ENDORSED BY, DIRECTLY AFFILIATED WITH MAINTAINED, AUTHORIZED, OR SPONSORED BY, OR IN ANY WAY OFFICIALLY CONNECTED WITH ANY UNIVERSITY OR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION. THE USE ON THIS WEBSITE OR ANY PROMOTIONAL PRINT OR VIDEO MATERIAL OF TRADEMARKED NAMES AND IMAGES IS STRICTLY FOR EDITORIAL AND DESCRIPTIVE PURPOSES, AND NO COMMERCIAL CLAIM TO THEIR USE, OR SUGGESTION OF SPONSORSHIP OR ENDORSEMENT, IS MADE BY ALUMNI ALLIANCES.
To use certain features of the Services, you first need to sign up with Alumni Alliances and create an account (“User Account”). When signing up, you are obligated to provide us with certain information, such as your name, address, university alma mater, year of graduation, and proof of graduation (in one (1) or more forms listed on the registration form, such as, for example, an uploaded photograph of your diploma or submission of your LinkedIn user profile URL) (“Registration Information”). Once we have conducted our own verification of whether we believe the Registration Information provided is active, we will e-mail you and provide you with a personal user account to access your alumni network.
It is imperative that you provide accurate and truthful Registration Information about your identity during the registration process and answer any questionnaires or additional optional questions truthfully and accurately, so that we can identify Advisors or Professionals of interest on your behalf. By filling in the User Account information requested you represent and warrant to Alumni Alliances that all of the Registration Information you provide during this process is true, current, complete and correct, and will promptly update such information to ensure that it remains true, current, complete and correct. Alumni Alliances reserves the right to refuse or cancel your User Account or your use of the Services if Alumni Alliances determines that you have not provided true, current, complete and accurate Registration Information.
You must be 18 years of age or older and reside in a jurisdiction in which the Services are provided, to use the Services. If you reside in a jurisdiction that restricts the use of the Services because of age or restricts the ability to enter into contracts such as this one due to age, you must abide by such age limits and you must not use the Services. You represent that you are of legal age to enter into a binding contract.
You also agree that you will not choose or use a user name that: (i) belongs to another person or is used with the intent of impersonating another person; or (ii) is subject to any rights of a person other than you without appropriate authorization. You may never use another person’s User Account or log in details to access the Services.
You may only use the Services for your own internal, personal, use, and not on behalf of or for the benefit of any third party, and only in a manner that complies with all laws that apply to you. If your use of the Services is prohibited by applicable laws, then you aren’t authorized to use the Services. We can’t and won’t be responsible for your using the Services in a way that breaks the law.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password that you designate during the User Account registration process and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your username and password. You agree that you will not share your username or password with anyone, and you must protect the security of your User Account and your password. You also acknowledge that you’re responsible for any activity associated with your User Account. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your username or password or any other breach of security relating to your User Account. Alumni Alliances will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this provision. You acknowledge and agree that you have been informed of the risks of transmitting your personal information by an unsecured means.
As a condition of use, you agree not to use the Services for any purpose that is prohibited by the Terms or by applicable law. You may not (and shall not permit any third party to):
Unless otherwise specified in writing, the Services are for your personal and non-commercial use. The Services, including, without limitation, the Website, content, metadata, design, organization, compilation, look and feel, the source, object and HTML code and all other protectable intellectual property available through the Services (the “Proprietary Materials”) are the property of Alumni Alliances or the property of our licensors and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws throughout the world. Subject to the Terms , Alumni Alliances grants you a limited license to reproduce portions of the Proprietary Materials for the sole purpose of using the Services for your personal use. Unless otherwise specified by Alumni Alliances in a separate license, your right to use any and all Proprietary Materials is subject to the Terms. All rights regarding the Proprietary Materials not expressly granted in these Terms are reserved by Alumni Alliances, its suppliers and service providers. Unless you have our prior written consent, you agree not to: (i) copy, reproduce, sell, publish, distribute, display, retransmit or otherwise provide access to the Proprietary Materials to anyone; (ii) rearrange, modify, create derivative works using, reverse engineer, translate, adapt, merge, disassemble, decompile or reverse compile any part of the Proprietary Materials; (iii) create, scrape or display our content for any purpose; or (iv) post any content from the Services to weblogs, newsgroups, mail lists or electronic bulletin boards.
By using the Services, you agree that your use:
You must provide all equipment and software necessary to connect to the Services, including but not limited to, a mobile device that is suitable to connect with and use the Services, in cases where the Services offer a mobile component. You are solely responsible for any fees, including Internet connection or mobile fees, that you incur when accessing the Services. By providing your cellphone number and using the Services, you hereby affirmatively consent to our use of your cellphone number for calls and texts in order to perform and improve upon the Services. Alumni Alliances will not assess and charge for any calls or texts, but standard message charges or other charges from your wireless carrier may apply. You may opt out of receiving text messages from us by emailing email@example.com.
You acknowledge that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags and/or other materials accessible through the Services (collectively, “Content”), including the Proprietary Materials, is the sole responsibility of the party from whom such Content originated. This means that Alumni Alliances has no responsibility for the Content provided, uploaded, posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available through the Services by you (“Your Content”).
You acknowledge that Alumni Alliances has no obligation to pre-screen Content, although Alumni Alliances reserves the right in its sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse or remove any Content. By agreeing to the Terms, you hereby provide your irrevocable consent to such monitoring. You acknowledge and agree that you have no expectation of privacy concerning the transmission of Your Content, including without limitation chat, text, or voice communications. In the event that Alumni Alliances pre-screens, refuses or removes any Content, you acknowledge that Alumni Alliances will do so for Alumni Alliances’ benefit, not yours. Without limiting the foregoing, Alumni Alliances shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the Terms or is otherwise objectionable.
The Services enable users to create postings for job opportunities, the opportunity to purchase goods or services, or other opportunities (“Opportunity Postings”), that are accessible by others. You agree that you will not, or permit any third party to create any Opportunity Posting that: (i) contains any URLs or other links to third party websites; (ii) infringes upon or misappropriates, or otherwise violates any third party’s intellectual property rights, including copyrights, trademarks, and/or trade secrets, or rights of privacy/publicity; (iii) uses any key words, metatags or other “hidden text” that infringes upon any third party’s trademark rights or which are otherwise irrelevant to the Opportunity Posting; (iv) is discriminatory, or promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (v) is violent or threatening, or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any other person; (vi) is unlawful, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (vii) is disparaging, embarrassing or offensive to any other person or entity; or (viii) contains any false, inaccurate, fraudulent or misleading information, opinions or notices (commercial or otherwise).
Opportunity Postings must contain sufficient detail to convey to other users, in a clear manner, the nature, details, and requirements of the opportunity. One Opportunity Posting may be posted for each opportunity, and you agree that you shall not advertise or promote more than one opportunity per Opportunity Posting.
You agree that, in connection with any Personal Information you receive from Alumni Alliances about its users in connection with any Opportunity Posting, that you will promptly take such actions and provide such information as Alumni Alliances may request to help it fulfill requests of individuals to exercise their rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) and other applicable privacy laws, including, without limitation, requests to access, delete, opt out of the sale of, or receive information about the processing of, Personal Information pertaining to them. [To the extent that Alumni Alliances informs you that a user has requested to opt out of the sale of their Personal Information, you/You] agree that you will not (a) Sell such Personal Information or (b) retain, use, or disclose any Personal Information for any purpose other than in connection with and for the specific purpose of the Opportunity Posting. For the purposes of this paragraph, the terms “Personal Information” and “Sell” shall have the meanings set forth in the CCPA.
You acknowledge that Alumni Alliances has no obligation to pre-screen any Opportunity Posting, although Alumni Alliances reserves the right in its sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse or remove any Opportunity Posting that Alumni Alliances determines, in its sole discretion, violates this Section 6, is in the best interests of users or otherwise detracts from the user experience.
Except with respect to Your Content, you agree (i) that you have no right, title, or interest in or to any Content that appears on or in the Proprietary Materials, and (ii) that Alumni Alliances and its suppliers and service providers own all rights, title and interest in the Proprietary Materials (including but not limited to, any titles, computer code, themes, objects, concepts, artwork, animations, sounds, musical compositions, audiovisual effects, methods of operation, moral rights, documentation, or chat transcripts). You agree not to remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying any Proprietary Materials.
and all related graphics, logos, service marks and trade names used on or in connection with any Proprietary Materials or in connection with the Services are the trademarks of Alumni Alliances and may not be used without permission in connection with your or any third-party products or services. Other trademarks, service marks and trade names that may appear on or in the Proprietary Materials are the property of their respective owners.
Currently, there is no charge to create a User Account.
We reserve the right to introduce a fee in the future for registering with us. If we decide to introduce such a fee, we will inform you accordingly and allow you to either continue or terminate your User Account.
We may charge you for advertising your products or services on the Website. If you are interested in doing so, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. While all transactions for products and services are conducted offline, we will charge your User Account the amounts we agree to pursuant to an insertion order or such other order or agreement for our advertisement of your products and services. You agree to pay all fees or charges to your User Account in accordance with the fees, charges and billing terms in effect at the time a fee or charge is due and payable. You must provide Alumni Alliances with a valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or any other issuer accepted by us) (“Payment Provider”), as a condition to signing up for the Services. Your Payment Provider agreement governs your use of the designated credit card and you must refer to that agreement and not the Terms to determine your rights and liabilities. By providing Alumni Alliances with your credit card number and associated payment information, you agree that Alumni Alliances is authorized to immediately invoice your User Account for all fees and charges due and payable to Alumni Alliances hereunder and that no additional notice or consent is required. You agree to immediately notify Alumni Alliances of any change in your billing address or the credit card used for payment hereunder. Alumni Alliances reserves the right at any time to change its prices and billing methods, either immediately upon posting on Website or by e-mail delivery to you.
If you choose to cancel your User Account or your Services, all you have to do is email email@example.com. If you cancel your User Account, you will not be eligible for a refund of any portion of the Services you have purchased.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE TERMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY ALUMNI ALLIANCES IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION AT ANY TIME. We are constantly trying to improve our Services, so these Terms may need to change along with the Services. Alumni Alliances reserves the right to modify or change the Terms at any time. The most current copy of the Terms will be posted and available for review on the Website. We will also update the “Last Updated” date at the top of the Terms. If you do not agree with the new Terms after receiving notice of changes, you are free to reject them; unfortunately, that means you will no longer be able to use the Services. If you use the Services in any way after a change to the Terms is effective, that means you agree to all of the changes. Except for changes by us as described here, no other amendment or modification of these Terms will be effective unless in writing and signed by both you and us. PLEASE REGULARLY CHECK THE WEBSITE TO VIEW THE THEN-CURRENT TERMS.
These Terms will commence as of the date you first accept them (as described in the preamble) and remain in full force and effect while you use the Services, unless terminated earlier in accordance with these Terms. If you want to terminate these Terms you may do so by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may terminate these Terms and/or suspend your access to the Services upon notice to you, in the event you breach any material term herein, your User Account remains inactive until you provide us with a reason for your breach, or if we are required to do so by law (e.g. where the provision of the Website or the Services is or becomes unlawful). Alumni Alliances also has the right to terminate the You agree that all terminations for cause shall be made in Alumni Alliances’ sole discretion and that Alumni Alliances shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your User Account.
Termination of any Service includes removal of access to such Service and barring of further use of the Service. Termination of all Services also includes deletion of your password and all related information, files, and content associated with or inside your User Account. Upon termination of any Service, your right to use such Service will automatically terminate immediately. You understand that termination of Services may involve deletion of your information and content in your User Account. All provisions of these Terms, which by their nature should survive, shall survive termination of Services, including without limitation ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers and limitations of liability.
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users with you interact with through the Services; provided, however, we reserve the right, but have no obligation, to intercede in such disputes. You agree that Alumni Alliances is not responsible for any liability incurred as the result of such interactions.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALUMNI ALLIANCES, ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS, SUPPLIERS, AND LICENSORS (EACH, A “ALUMNI ALLIANCES PARTY” AND COLLECTIVELY, THE “ALUMNI ALLIANCES PARTIES”) DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL FIND THE SERVICES RELEVANT, USEFUL, CORRECT, SATISFACTORY OR SUITABLE TO YOUR NEEDS. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT ANY ADVISOR OR PROFESSIONAL IS CATEGORIZED CORRECTLY OR WILL BE CORRECTLY MATCHED TO YOU OR THAT ANY TRANSACTION, AGREEMENT, UNDERSTANDING, COMMUNICATION, INTERACTION, OR OTHER RELATIONSHIP WILL RESULT FROM SUCH A MATCH. THE ALUMNI ALLIANCES PARTIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS OR EFFICACY OF THE CONTENT OF THE SERVICES, AND ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO YOU OR ANY MINOR FOR WHOM YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES IN SUCH CONTENT OR IN THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY ALUMNI ALLIANCES, OR INFORMATION AND ADVICE PROVIDED BY AN ADVISOR OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOUR ACCESS TO, AND USE OF, THE SERVICES, AND THE CONTENT AND SERVICE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE FOREGOING IS ON AN “AS-IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITH ALL FAULTS, AND THE ALUMNI ALLIANCES PARTIES SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. ALUMNI ALLIANCES DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE PRODUCTS, OFFERINGS, CONTENT, AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE AVAILABILITY, USE, OR RESULTS OF INFORMATION, CONTENT, PRODUCT, OR SERVICE PROVIDED BY ANY ADVISOR OR PROFESSIONAL. ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED FROM OR OTHERWISE ACCESSED THROUGH THE SERVICES IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND YOU SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM AND ANY DEVICE YOU USE TO ACCESS THE SERVICES, OR ANY OTHER LOSS THAT RESULTS FROM ACCESSING SUCH CONTENT.
FROM TIME TO TIME, ALUMNI ALLIANCES MAY OFFER NEW “BETA” FEATURES OR TOOLS WITH WHICH ITS USERS MAY EXPERIMENT. SUCH FEATURES OR TOOLS ARE OFFERED SOLELY FOR EXPERIMENTAL PURPOSES AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND MAY BE MODIFIED OR DISCONTINUED AT ALUMNI ALLIANCES’ SOLE DISCRETION. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION APPLY WITH FULL FORCE TO SUCH FEATURES OR TOOLS
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE ALUMNI ALLIANCES PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS, OR THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INFORMATION OR DATA MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES OR ANY SERVICES PERFORMED BY ANY ADVISORS THAT YOU CONNECT WITH VIA THE SERVICES (INCLUDING CLAIMS OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE), EVEN IF WE ARE ADVISED BEFOREHAND OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN THE EVENT THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS DETERMINED BY A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION TO BE UNENFORCEABLE, THEN THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF THE ALUMNI ALLIANCES PARTIES FOR ALL CLAIMS (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE)) OF EVERY KIND ARISING OUT OF THESE OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS WILL NOT EXCEED (A) THE AMOUNT OF FEES PAID DURING THE PRECEDING 12 MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO THE ACT, OMISSION OR OCCURRENCE GIVING RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY, OR (B) THE REMEDY OR PENALTY IMPOSED BY THE STATUTE UNDER WHICH SUCH CLAIM ARISES. IF ANY PORTION OF THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS FOUND TO BE INVALID, THE ALUMNI ALLIANCES PARTIES’ LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
You agree to indemnify and hold the Alumni Alliance Parties harmless from any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of any and all of the following: (a) Your Content; (b) your use of, or inability to use, the Services; (c) your violation of these Terms; (d) your violation of any rights of another party, including any Advisors or Professionals; or (e) your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. Alumni Alliances reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with Alumni Alliances in asserting any available defenses. This provision does not require you to indemnify any of the Alumni Alliance Parties for any unconscionable commercial practice by such party or for such party’s fraud, deception, false promise, misrepresentation or concealment, suppression or omission of any material fact in connection with any Services provided hereunder. You agree that the provisions in this section will survive any termination of your User Account, the Terms and/or your access to the Services.
You may not assign, delegate or transfer these Terms or your rights or obligations hereunder, or your User Account, in any way (by operation of law or otherwise) without Alumni Alliances’ prior written consent. Alumni Alliances may assign its rights and obligations under these Terms. These Terms will inure to the benefit of Alumni Alliances’ successors, assigns, and licensees. The failure of either party to insist upon or enforce the strict performance of the other party with respect to any provision of these Terms, or to exercise any right under these Terms, will not be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of such party’s right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance; rather, the same will be and remain in full force and effect.
You agree that these Terms, as well as any and all claims arising from these Terms, will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, United States of America applicable to contracts made entirely within California and wholly performed in California, consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act, without regard to any conflict or choice of law principles. The sole and exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any litigation arising out of these Terms or in any way related to the Service will be an appropriate federal or state court located in Santa Clara County, California. These Terms will not be governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.
Any dispute or claim relating in any way to your use of the Services will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that you may assert claims in small claims court if your claims qualify. The Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law apply to these Terms.
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 the terms of these Terms as a court would.
To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claim to Alumni Alliances, 7373 Doubletree Ranch Road, Suite 200, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258. The arbitration will be conducted by JAMS under its rules. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the JAMS' rules. Alumni Alliances will not seek attorneys' fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous. You may choose to have the arbitration conducted by telephone, based on written submissions, or in person in the county where you live or at another mutually agreed on location. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.
YOU AND ALUMNI ALLIANCES AGREE THAT ALL CLAIMS AND DISPUTES WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT MUST BE ARBITRATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT ON A CLASS OR COLLECTIVE BASIS, ONLY INDIVIDUAL RELIEF IS AVAILABLE, AND CLAIMS OF MORE THAN ONE CUSTOMER OR USER CANNOT BE ARBITRATED OR CONSOLIDATED WITH THOSE OF ANY OTHER CUSTOMER OR USER. If a decision is issued stating that applicable law precludes enforcement of any of this subsection’s limitations as to a given claim for relief, then the claim must be severed from the arbitration and brought into the State or Federal Courts located in the State of California. All other claims shall be arbitrated.
If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration YOU AND ALUMNI ALLIANCES HEREBY WAIVE ANY CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY RIGHTS TO SUE IN COURT AND HAVE A TRIAL IN FRONT OF A JUDGE OR A JURY. You and Alumni Alliances also both agree that you or we may bring suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights.
You have the right to opt out of the provisions of this Arbitration Agreement by sending written notice of your decision to opt out to the following address: Alumni Alliances, 7373 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Suite 200, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258, email@example.com within 30 days after first becoming subject to this Arbitration Agreement. Your notice must include your name and address, your User Account username (if any), the email address you used to set up your User Account (if you have one), and an unequivocal statement that you want to opt out of this Arbitration Agreement. If you opt out of this Arbitration Agreement, all other parts of this Agreement will continue to apply to you. Opting out of this Arbitration Agreement has no effect on any other arbitration agreements that you may currently have, or may enter in the future, with us.
In accordance with California Civil Code §1789.3, you may report complaints to the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by contacting them in writing at 400 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.
The Services can be accessed from countries around the world and may contain references to Services and Content that are not available in your country. These references do not imply that Alumni Alliances intends to announce such Services or Content in your country. The Services are controlled and offered by Alumni Alliances from its facilities in the United States of America. Alumni Alliances makes no representations that the Services are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Services from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.
These Terms constitutes the entire agreement between us and you with respect to the subject matter contained in these Terms and supersede all previous and contemporaneous agreements, proposals and communications, written or oral, related to that subject matter. We may discontinue or change the Services, or its/their availability to you, at any time. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use the products or services of a third party that are available through the Services. In the event of any conflict between any such third-party terms and conditions and these Terms, these Terms will govern. If any provision of these Terms is found to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Any waiver or failure to enforce any provision of the Terms on one occasion will not be deemed a waiver of any other provision or of such provision on any other occasion. These Terms are not intended to benefit any third party, and do not create any third party beneficiaries except as set forth in these Terms. Accordingly, these Terms may only be invoked or enforced by you or us. Any and all provisions of these Terms that would reasonably be expected to be performed after the termination or expiration of these Terms shall survive and be enforceable after such termination or expiration including, without limitation, provisions relating to ownership, indemnification, limitation of liability and governing law.