The following Terms of Service (“Terms”) between you (“you” or “your”) and StyleTheory Private Limited (“we,” “our,” or “us,”) describes the terms and conditions on which you may access and use the website located at styletheory.co (the “Site”), the mobile app (the “App”) and related services (together with the Site, the App, and the Content, as defined below, the “Services”). By accessing or using any of the Services, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agreed to be bound by these Terms.
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY. THESE TERMS MAY HAVE CHANGED SINCE YOU LAST ACCESSED OR USED THE SERVICES. BY CLICKING “I AGREE” OR OTHERWISE ACCESSING OR USING ANY PART OF THE SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS.
April 1, 2016
Notice Of Agreement To Arbitrate And Class Action Waiver
By accepting these Terms, you are agreeing to the Arbitration Agreement (unless you follow the opt out procedure described below) and class action waiver described in Section 8 of these Terms to resolve any disputes with StyleTheory.
- About the Services
- Use of the Services
- Intellectual Property
- Disclaimer of Warranties; Limitation of Liability
- Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, and Class Action Waiver
ABOUT THE SERVICES
Through the Services, we aim to give you access to beautiful designer clothing and accessories, stylist advice and other content to help you decide which items are perfect for you.
To the extent you access the Services through a mobile or wireless device, your carrier’s standard charges, data rates and other fees may apply.
Children under the age of 14 may not use the Services and parents or legal guardians may not agree to these Terms on their behalf. Children under 18 years of age but at least 14 years of age may use the Site and App under the supervision of parents or legal guardians who agree to be bound by these Terms on their behalf, but such children may not rent any clothing (“Products”) via the Services. If you are a parent or legal guardian agreeing to these Terms for the benefit of a child between the ages of 14 and 18, you are fully responsible for his or her use of the Services and the rental of any Products, including all legal liability he or she may incur.
Modification Of The Services Or The Terms
StyleTheory may modify these Terms or modify, suspend, or discontinue the Services at any time for any reason. However, StyleTheory will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify you of material changes to these Terms by posting a notice on the Site and/or sending an email to the email address you provided to StyleTheory upon registration.
This Section 2(A) sets out terms and conditions that apply to your rental of any Product.
18 YEARS OR OLDER. Products may be rented for use by individuals under 18 years of age, but we rent only to adults, who may rent the Products with a payment card or other approved payment method. By using our service and thus agreeing to these Terms, you represent that you are 18 years or older and that you are authorized to use the chosen payment method (including, without limitation, credit cards) for the purpose of renting the Products as described in these Terms.
LIMITS. You acknowledge and agree that we may place limits on the rental of Products, including but not limited to restricting orders placed under a single customer account, payment card or billing or shipping address. We reserve the right to limit, cancel or prohibit any rentals of Products for any reason, including but not limited to availability concerns.
DELIVERY. All deliveries will be through StyleTheory's shipping partners, which may change from time to time at StyleTheory's discretion. The shipping method used will be at the discretion of StyleTheory.
COLLECTIONS. If you do not pay the amounts you owe to StyleTheory when due, then will need to institute collection procedures. You agree to pay StyleTheory's costs of collection, including without limitation reasonable attorneys' fees.
RETURN PACKAGING. With delivery of the Product, StyleTheory will provide you with a pre-paid, pre-addressed StyleTheory carrying case, box or mailing envelope (as the case may be) as well as instructions for your use in returning the Products to StyleTheory (“Return Packaging”). The StyleTheory carrying case or box is not yours to keep. If the StyleTheory carrying case or box is not returned you will be charged a $50 fee (details below under “Lost Return Label”).
RECEIPT OF THE PRODUCTS. Upon delivery, you bear responsibility for the Product(s). You acknowledge that a Secure Shipping Address is highly recommended. In the event that an un-secure shipping address is provided, StyleTheory does not bear liability for Products left unattended. Furthermore, you acknowledge that providing anything other than a Secure Shipping Address may result in delivery delays and additional delivery fees for which StyleTheory will not be liable. You will be liable for all such delays and additional delivery fees.
USE OF THE PRODUCTS. You agree to treat the Products with great care, as if it was borrowed from your close friend. You are responsible for loss, destruction or damage to the Products due to theft, mysterious disappearance, fire, major stains or any other cause, other than normal wear and tear. Normal wear and tear encompasses minor stains, rips, missing beads, stuck zippers or other minor damages. If you return a Product that is damaged beyond normal wear and tear, then you agree that we shall charge you, and you shall pay, for the price for repairing or replacing the Product, as determined in our discretion, up to the Retail Value for the Product.
LOST RETURN LABEL. If you lose the Return Label, you will be responsible for returning the item at your own expense, and providing StyleTheory with a tracking number. Also, if you lose or fail to return the StyleTheory carrying case or box you will be charged $50. If you still possess the StyleTheory carrying case or box, it is yours to keep, though on an “AS IS” basis without warranty of any kind.
LIMITED WARRANTIES. The following are the limited warranties StyleTheory provides in connection with the Products. StyleTheory's liability to you for failure to comply with any of these warranties is limited to timely delivery of Product conforming to the warranties as determined by StyleTheory. See Section 7(A) below.
TERMS AND Conditions
SUBSCRIPTION. You will be entitled to rent up to three (3) Products at any time from a range of Products designated on the Site, as more fully described here. Subject to your compliance with these Terms (including payment of fees) and our right to terminate the subscription, we do not impose any limitations on the time period during which you may keep any Product we have sent to you. Because subscription is a beta, membership is limited and may not always be available.
FEES. Upon subscription, StyleTheory will charge you a pre-paid subscription fee or a monthly subscription fee that will automatically renew and you will be billed every 30 days at the then current fee to your payment method on file. After a pre-pay period ends, your subscription membership will automatically renew and you will be billed every 30 days at the then current fee to your payment method on file. The current monthly subscription fee is set out here, but is subject to change at our discretion and any such change will be effective for any subsequent renewal subscription period. You hereby authorise StyleTheory or our third party payment processor to charge your payment card for the applicable subscription fee on a monthly or recurring pre-pay basis until you cancel. The subscription fees include shipping and limited insurance, covering minor mishaps but not significant damage, loss or theft. Subscription fees are non-refundable except as expressly set forth below. Taxes may apply on the subscription fees.
CANCELLATION OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP. There are no refunds to a pre-paid membership. Your monthly subscription automatically renews and you will be billed every 30 days. To cancel your monthly membership,email us at email@example.com. You must return your Products before the end of your current bulling period (located in account settings) to avoid additional fees. If StyleTheory does not receive your Products by the end of your billing period in which you want to cancel your membership, StyleTheory will charge you the full retail price of each Product.
DELIVERY. All deliveries will be through StyleTheory's shipping partners, which may change from time to time at our discretion. The shipping method used will be at the discretion of StyleTheory. We will provide you with information about estimated delivery and arrival times of Products through the Site or App. The Products we send to you will be professionally cleaned and delivered ready to wear. Our dry cleaning partner professionally cleans, sterilizes and inspects each Product we send to you, but use of the Products is at your own risk and StyleTheory or our dry cleaning partner shall not be held liable for any health-related complaints associated with any Product.
RETURNS. With each shipment of Products we send you, we will include one Return Packaging (which may be our StyleTheory box – as defined in section 2(b)), which you can use to return all of the Products you currently have. We will use reasonable efforts to send you new Products promptly upon processing your return, but you acknowledge that as a result of processing and delivery, there will be a delay between your return of a Product and receipt of a new Product. You agree to return the Products using the Return Packaging, including the StyleTheory box (as defined in Section 2(B)).
ADDITIONAL OBLIGATIONS. Without limiting the application of the rest of these Terms, all of your obligations set out under Sections 2(A) and (B), including but not limited to the obligations relating to receipt and care of Products, apply to your participation.
DAMAGE, FAILURE TO RETURN PRODUCTS. Unless you cancel your subscription, it will automatically renew on a monthly or recurring pre-pay basis. You expressly authorize us to collect the applicable subscription fee and any taxes, using any payment card on record for you, in connection with any such auto-renewal. You may cancel your subscription or find out more information about your subscription, including your monthly or recurring pre-pay renewal date, by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. As soon as you cancel, you will not be eligible to receive any additional Products. You may continue to keep Products you have already received, but you must return to StyleTheory all such Products on or before the last day of the applicable subscription period during which you cancel. If we don't receive your items on time, you will be charged up to the full retail price. You will not be entitled to any refund of subscription fees.
CHANGES TO AND TERMINATION OF SUBSCRIPTION. As subscription is a beta program, we reserve the right to modify (including the subscription fee) or terminate your subscription at our sole discretion. If we terminate your subscription, we will provide you with, as determined in our sole discretion, either (a) a prorated refund for the remainder of your current applicable subscription, or (b) continued access for the remainder of that applicable period, in accordance with these Terms. However, we will not give any refund for termination related to conduct that, in our discretion, violates any terms set out in these Terms or any applicable law. If we choose to provide you with continued access for the remainder of that applicable period of your subscription, you will continue to have access during that period, except that we will not send you any Products within ten (10) days of the end of that period. Prior to the end of that period (or, if we do not provide you with continued access, immediately upon our termination of your subscription), you must also return to StyleTheory all Products you have received.
FAILURE TO PAY FEES. We reserve the right to pursue any amounts you fail to pay in accordance with these Terms.
USE OF THE SERVICES
CONTENT PROVIDED “AS IS.” All content and information available through the Services, including but not limited to product descriptions and specifications, product photos, advice from stylists and photos and comments from other users (“StyleTheory Content”) is available to you on an “as is” basis and is to be used for general information purposes only. Such information is provided on a blind-basis, without any knowledge as to your identity or specific circumstances. The StyleTheory Content is provided with the understanding that such information does not constitute professional advice or services. As such, you agree not to rely upon or use any StyleTheory Content as a substitute for consultation with professional advisors. As used in these Terms, the Services include the StyleTheory Content.
UPDATES. We may update the StyleTheory Content, including Product descriptions and specifications, as we deem appropriate and without notice to you. If you have any questions about the existence of more current information, please send those questions to email@example.com. We take your questions and requests for information seriously, and we will use reasonable efforts to respond in a timely manner. However, we cannot guarantee a prompt response in all cases.
Third Party Content
LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES. The Services may contain links or references to non-StyleTheory websites, products, services or other materials or content (“Third Party Content”). This Third Party Content is provided to you as a convenience, and StyleTheory is not responsible for any Third Party Content or the actions of those that provide or use such Third Party Content. Any Third Party Content is independent from StyleTheory, and StyleTheory has no control over the Third Party Content. In addition, a link to any Third Party Content does not imply that StyleTheory endorses, approves of or accepts any responsibility for the Third Party Content or its provider, or vice versa.
Acceptable Use Policy
USE OF STYLETHEORY CONTENT. No part of the Services, including the StyleTheory Content, may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, except that StyleTheory authorizes you to view, copy, download, and print StyleTheory Content (such as press releases and FAQs) that is available on the Site, provided that: (a) you use the StyleTheory Content solely for your personal, noncommercial, informational purposes; (b) you do not modify the StyleTheory Content; and (c) you do not remove any copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices on the StyleTheory Content.
USE OF THE SERVICES. You may not use the Services to: (i) transmit any content, information or other materials that are, or which StyleTheory considers in its sole discretion to be, unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, offensive, obscene, pornographic, hateful or threatening to any group defined by race, religion, gender, national origin or sexual orientation, obscene, lewd, lascivious, violent, harassing or otherwise objectionable, including without limitation expressions of bigotry, prejudice, racism, hatred or profanity; (ii) sell or promote any products or services, including any controlled pharmaceutical substances, tobacco, fire arms, or alcoholic beverages; (iii) introduce viruses, worms, Trojan horses and/or harmful code; (iv) display material that exploits children under 18 years of age; (v) post any content, information or other materials that infringe, misappropriate or violate any intellectual property or other right of any third party; (vi) promote or solicit any business or promote, solicit or participate in multi-level marketing or pyramid schemes; impersonate any other person, including but not limited to, a StyleTheory representative; (vii) post, collect or disclose any personally identifying information (including account names) or private information about children or any third parties without their consent (or their parent's consent in case of a child under 14 years of age); (viii) post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or any other forms of solicitation, including without limitation solicitations of credit card numbers, solicitations for sponsors, or promotion of raffles or contests; or (ix) violate any applicable local, state, national or international laws or regulations. You also agree that you will not (and will not attempt to or permit any third party to): reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, translate, derive the source code for, interfere with, rent, sell or lease the Services, any part thereof or access thereto.
INDEMNIFICATION FOR BREACH. By using the Services, you agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend StyleTheory and its officers, directors, agents and affiliates from any claims, damages, losses, liabilities, and all costs and expenses of defense, including but not limited to, attorneys' fees, resulting directly or indirectly from a claim by a third party that is based on your use of the Services in violation of these Term. Indemnification for Breach. By using the Services, you agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend StyleTheory and its officers, directors, agents and affiliates from any claims, damages, losses, liabilities, and all costs and expenses of defense, including but not limited to, attorneys' fees, resulting directly or indirectly from a claim by a third party that is based on your use of the Services in violation of these Terms.
If you post, upload or make available to StyleTheory or the Services, or otherwise submit to or through StyleTheory as part of your use of the Services, including the Site or App, any information, data, text, images, files, links, software, chat, communication or other materials, including but not limited to photos and reviews relating to your use of the Products (“Your Content”), you hereby grant to StyleTheory a perpetual, non-exclusive, irrevocable, fully-paid, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable (in whole or part) worldwide license to use, reproduce, transmit, display, exhibit, distribute, index, comment on, modify, create derivative works based upon, perform and otherwise exploit Your Content and your name, image, voice, likeness and/or other biographical information or material in connection with Your Content, in whole or in part, in all media formats and distribution methods now known or hereafter devised (including on the Site and App, in email and other promotional campaigns and on third party sites promoting the Services) in connection with the Services, including but not limited to advertising, promoting, and marketing the Services, all without further notice to you, with or without attribution, without limitation as to frequency, and without the requirement of any permission from or payment to you or to any other person or entity. You waive any right to inspect or approve any of Your Content or any use of Your Content. By submitting Your Content, you represent and warrant that Your Content and your communication thereof conform to these Terms, including Section 4(C), and that you own or have the necessary rights, licenses, consents and permissions, without the need for any permission from or payment to any other person or entity, to exploit, and to authorise StyleTheory to exploit, Your Content in all manners contemplated by these Terms. You waive all moral rights in Your Content which may be available to you in any part of the world and confirm that no such rights have been asserted. None of Your Content will be subject to any obligation, whether of confidentiality, attribution or otherwise, on our part and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Your Content.
Access to parts of the Services requires the creation of a user account, including a user name and password that you choose upon registration. You are solely responsible and liable for any authorized or unauthorized access to your account by any person. You agree to bear all responsibility for the confidentiality of your account information and all use or charges incurred from use of the Services with your account. You agree to notify StyleTheory promptly of any unauthorized use of your account or password.
There may be delays, omissions, or inaccuracies in the Services, including the StyleTheory Content. The Service may become unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment or other reasons.
StyleTheory may list open employment positions on or through the Services. These postings are for informational purposes only and are subject to change without notice. You should not construe any information on or made available through the Services as an offer for employment or promotion or solicitation for employment not authorized by the laws and regulations of your locale.
Ownership Of The Services
The Services, including the StyleTheory Content, including all intellectual property rights in and to the Services and any changes, modifications or corrections thereto, are the property of StyleTheory and its affiliates and licensors, and are protected from unauthorized copying and dissemination by Singapore copyright law, trademark law, international conventions and other intellectual property laws. By way of example only, and not as a limitation, “StyleTheory” and the logo are registered trademarks of StyleTheory Pte Ltd., under the applicable laws of the Singapore and/or other countries. Other StyleTheory product or service names or logos appearing on or through the Services are either trademarks or registered trademarks of StyleTheory and/or its affiliates. All other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. StyleTheory and its affiliates and licensors reserve all rights in and to the Services not granted expressly in these Terms.
Nothing shall be construed as granting to you, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use the Services or any StyleTheory Content, through the use of framing or otherwise, except: (a) as expressly permitted by these Terms; or (b) with the prior written permission of StyleTheory or such third party that may own such StyleTheory Content.
Subject to your compliance with these Terms, StyleTheory grants to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the Services for your personal, non-commercial purposes.
Subject to the terms of these Terms, StyleTheory grants to you a limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive, revocable license to download, install and use one copy of the App in object code form only on an interactive wireless device that you own or control.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT. The following terms and conditions apply to you only if you are using the App from the Apple App Store. To the extent the other terms and conditions of these Terms are less restrictive than, or otherwise conflict with, the terms and conditions of this paragraph, the more restrictive or conflicting terms and conditions in this paragraph apply, but solely with respect to App from the Apple App Store. You acknowledge and agree that these Terms are solely between you and StyleTheory, not Apple, and that Apple has no responsibility for the App or content thereof. Your use of the App must comply with the App Store Terms of Service. You acknowledge that Apple has no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the App. In the event of any failure of the App to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Apple, and Apple will refund the purchase price, if any, for the App to you; to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the App, and any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty will be solely governed by these Terms. You and StyleTheory acknowledge that Apple is not responsible for addressing any claims of you or any third party relating to the App or your possession and/or use of the App, including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the App fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation. You and StyleTheory acknowledge that, in the event of any third-party claim that the App or your possession and use of that App infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, StyleTheory, not Apple, will be solely responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim to the extent required by these Terms. You must comply with applicable third party terms of agreement when using the App. You and StyleTheory acknowledge and agree that Apple, and Apple’s subsidiaries, are third party beneficiaries of these Terms as they relate to your license of the App, and that, upon your acceptance of the Terms, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms against you as a third party beneficiary thereof.
By sending us any feedback, ideas, suggestions, documents or proposals (“Feedback”), you grant to us an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide license to use, modify, prepare derivative works of, publish, distribute, sublicense and otherwise exploit the Feedback, and you waive all moral rights in the Feedback which may be available to you in any part of the world and confirm that no such rights have been asserted. You represent and warrant that the Feedback does not contain any confidential or proprietary information of any third party, and that StyleTheory may use your Feedback without restriction or obligation to you or any third party.
Notice And Take Down Procedures; Copyright Agent
If you believe any StyleTheory Content infringes your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) by contacting StyleTheory's copyright agent (identified below) and providing the following information: identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed, including a description of the work, and where possible a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work; identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location, including a description of the material and its URL or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the material; your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address; a statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a statement that the information that you have supplied is accurate, and indicating that “under penalty of perjury,” you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf; and a signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative.
Regarding any copyright issues relating to the Services, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In an effort to protect the rights of copyright owners, StyleTheory maintains a policy for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of subscribers and account holders of the Services who are repeat infringers.
Termination By You
You may deactivate your account and discontinue your use of the Services at any time. In order to deactivate your account, please contact us at email@example.com. You understand that Your Content may continue to exist and be used on or through the Service even after such deactivation.
Termination By STYLETHEORY
Any violation of these Terms, including any of the prohibitions in Section 4(C), may result in suspension or termination of your access to the Services and/or removal of Your Content. StyleTheory may also terminate your account if StyleTheory determines that your conduct poses a risk or liability to StyleTheory, or for any other reason as determined by StyleTheory in its sole discretion.
Effects Of Termination
In each of these cases, the Terms will terminate, including your license to use the Services, except that the following sections shall continue to apply: 2(A) (Collections), 2(B) (Lost Return Label), 3(A) (Failure to Pay Fees), 4(A)-(D), 5(A), 5(C) (Acknowledgment), 5(D), 6(C), and 7-9.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The limited warranties set out in Section 2(B) for return apply only to you and may not be assigned, sold or transferred to any third party. No other warranties are granted by StyleTheory in connection with the Services or Products. The limited warranties shall not apply to any matters arising from your violation of these Terms.
Your sole and exclusive remedy and StyleTheory's sole and exclusive liability for a breach by StyleTheory of the limited warranties set out in Section 2(B) shall be, at StyleTheory option, StyleTheory use of its commercially reasonable efforts to replace the non-conforming Product in a timely manner.
Disclaimer Of Warranties
EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTIES SET OUT IN SECTION 2(B), THE SERVICES AND PRODUCTS, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE. SPECIFICALLY, BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, STYLETHEORY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT: (I) THE SERVICES, INCLUDING THE STYLETHEORY CONTENT, ARE CORRECT, ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR COMPLETE; (II) THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; (III) DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, (IV) THE SERVICES OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKES THE SERVICES AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR (V) THE PRODUCTS WILL BE FIT FOR YOUR INTENDED PURPOSE OR OTHERWISE ACCORD WITH YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
Limitation Of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL STYLETHEORY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, MULTIPLE OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICES AND/OR THE PRODUCTS, EVEN IF STYLETHEORY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY HEREUNDER SHALL BE AS SET FORTH UNDER SECTION 7(A) OR TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND TERMINATE THESE TERMS.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION, ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER
Informal Process First
You agree that in the event of any dispute between you and StyleTheory, you will first contact StyleTheory and make a good faith sustained effort to resolve the dispute before resorting to more formal means of resolution, including without limitation any court action.
After the informal dispute resolution process any remaining dispute, controversy, or claim (collectively, “Claim”) relating in any way to your use of StyleTheory's Services and/or Products, or relating in any way to StyleTheory's communications with you, will be finally resolved by binding arbitration. This mandatory arbitration agreement applies equally to you and StyleTheory. However, this arbitration agreement does not (a) govern any Claim by StyleTheory for infringement of its intellectual property or access to the Services that (including the Site and App) that is unauthorized or exceeds authorization granted in these Terms or (b) bar you from making use of applicable small claims court procedures in appropriate cases. IF YOU ARE AN INDIVIDUAL YOU MAY OPT OUT OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS OF THE FIRST OF THE DATE YOU ACCESS THIS SITE OR APP OR THE DATE YOU RECEIVE ANY SERVICES BY FOLLOWING THE PROCEDURE DESCRIBED BELOW.
Arbitration is more informal than a lawsuit in court. There is no judge or jury in arbitration. Instead, the dispute is resolve by a neutral arbitrator. Court review of an arbitration award is limited. Except to the extent the parties agree otherwise, arbitrators can award the same damages and relief that a court can award. You agree that the Singapore Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision, and that you and StyleTheory are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action. This arbitration provision shall survive any termination of these Terms.
If you wish to begin an arbitration proceeding, after following the informal dispute resolution procedure, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claim to StyleTheory Private Limited. The arbitration shall be administered by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) under its rules including, if you are an individual, the SIAC's Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes. If you are not an individual or have used the Services on behalf of an entity, the SIAC's Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes will not be used. The SIAC's rules are available at www.siac.org.sg.
The number of arbitrators shall be one. 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 location. The arbitration will be conducted in the English language. Singapore law shall apply. Judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the SIAC's rules. If you are an individual and have not accessed the Services on behalf of an entity, we will reimburse those fees for claims totaling less than $10,000, unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous, and we will not seek attorneys’ fees and costs in arbitration unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous. The arbitrator shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, unconscionability, arbitrability, enforceability, or formation of this arbitration agreement, including any claim that all or any part of this arbitration agreement is void or voidable. However, the preceding sentence shall not apply to Section 8(C) below.
If you do not want to arbitrate disputes with StyleTheory and you are an individual, you may opt out of this arbitration agreement by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org within thirty (30) days of the first of the date you access the Site or App or the date you receive any Services.
Class Action Waiver
Any Claim must be brought in the respective party’s individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class, collective, representative, multiple plaintiff, or similar proceeding (“Class Action”). The parties expressly waive any ability to maintain any Class Action in any forum. If the Claim is subject to arbitration, the arbitrator shall not have authority to combine or aggregate similar claims or conduct any Class Action nor make an award to any person or entity not a party to the arbitration. Any claim that all or part of this Class Action Waiver is unenforceable, unconscionable, void, or voidable may be determined only by a court of competent jurisdiction and not by an arbitrator. The parties understand that any right to litigate in court, to have a judge or jury decide their case, or to be a party to a class or representative action, is waived, and that any claims must be decided individually, through arbitration.
If this class action waiver is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of the Arbitration Agreement, if otherwise effective, shall be null and void. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party's individual claim. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, you and StyleTheory each waive any right to a jury trial.
This Section 8 includes an arbitration agreement and an agreement that all claims will be brought only in an individual capacity (and not as a class action or other representative proceeding). Please read it carefully. You may opt out of the arbitration agreement by following the opt out procedure described below.
JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES. StyleTheory makes no representation that the Services are appropriate or available for use outside Singapore. Those who choose to access the Services or any part thereof from outside Singapore do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. The Services may contain references or cross references to products or services that are not available or approved by the appropriate regulatory authorities in your country. Such references do not imply that StyleTheory intends to announce or make available such products or services to the general public, or in your country. Contact StyleTheory at email@example.com to determine which products and services may be available to you.
EXPORT LAWS. The laws of Singapore prohibit the export of certain software and data to particular persons, territories, and foreign states. You agree not to export the Services, including the StyleTheory Content, or any part thereof, in any way, in violation of Singapore law.
GOVERNING LAW AND VENUE. These Terms are governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of Singapore, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law. Any disputes in connection with these Terms that result in court action, in accordance with these Terms, will be resolved exclusively by a court located in Singapore, and you specifically consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts and waive any claim of forum non conveniens.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT. These Terms are the entire agreement between you and StyleTheory relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except by StyleTheory in accordance with these Terms, or as otherwise agreed in writing by you and StyleTheory. No employee, agent or other representative of StyleTheory has any authority to bind StyleTheory with respect to any statement, representation, warranty or other expression not specifically set forth in these Terms.
SEVERABILITY AND WAIVER. If any part of these terms is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. The failure of a party to require performance of any provision will not affect such party’s right to require performance at any time thereafter, nor shall a waiver of any breach or default of these Terms or any provision of these Terms constitute a waiver of any subsequent breach or default or a waiver of the provision itself.
ASSIGNMENT. You may not assign or transfer these Terms or any of your rights or obligations under these Terms. StyleTheory may assign these Terms at any time without notice to you.
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