Terms of Service & Conditions
PLEASE CAREFULLY READ AND MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND THE “ARBITRATION AND WAIVER OF CLASS ACTIONS” PROVISION SET FORTH IN SECTION 29 OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, AS IT WILL REQUIRE YOU TO RESOLVE DISPUTES WITH US ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS THROUGH FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION. BY ACCESSING OR USING OUR WEBSITE, YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND HAVE TAKEN TIME TO CONSIDER THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE ARBITRATION AND WAIVER OF CLASS ACTIONS PROVISION SET FORTH IN SECTION 29 BELOW.
SECTION 29– ARBITRATION AND WAIVER OF CLASS ACTIONS
YOU AND GREEN TEMPTRESS AGREE THAT ANY DISPUTE, CLAIM OR CONTROVERSY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE BREACH, TERMINATION, ENFORCEMENT, INTERPRETATION OR VALIDITY THEREOF, INCLUDING THE DETERMINATION OF THE SCOPE OR APPLICABILITY OF THIS AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE, SHALL BE DETERMINED BY ARBITRATION BEFORE ONE ARBITRATOR. THE ARBITRATION SHALL BE ADMINISTERED BY VENDER FROM GREEN TEMPTRESS PURSUANT TO ITS COMPREHENSIVE ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EXPEDITED PROCEDURES IN THOSE RULES. Judgment on the Award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. This clause shall not prevent parties from seeking provisional remedies in aid of arbitration from a court of appropriate jurisdiction.
However, we agree that if your claim is small enough that the law allows you to file it in a small claims court, you may do so instead of submitting to binding arbitration. We will submit to binding arbitration in any event.
YOU AND GREEN TEMPTRESS AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. FURTHER, UNLESS BOTH YOU AND GREEN TEMPTRESS AGREE OTHERWISE, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S CLAIMS WITH YOUR CLAIMS, AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS PROCEEDING.
If a court refuses to enforce the waiver of class-wide arbitration, this entire arbitration provision shall be unenforceable and any claims brought on behalf of a putative class will proceed in court.
IF FOR ANY REASON A CLAIM PROCEEDS IN COURT RATHER THAN IN ARBITRATION WE EACH WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL.
The parties shall maintain the confidential nature of the arbitration proceeding and any award, including the arbitration hearing, except as may be necessary to prepare for or conduct the arbitration hearing on the merits, or except as may be necessary in connection with a court application for a preliminary remedy, a judicial challenge to an award or its enforcement, or unless otherwise required by law or judicial decision.
The arbitrator will conduct hearings, if any, by teleconference or videoconference, rather than by personal appearances, unless the arbitrator determines upon request by you or by us that an in-person hearing is appropriate. Any in-person appearances will be held at a location which is reasonably convenient to both parties with due consideration of their ability to travel and other pertinent circumstances. If the parties are unable to agree on a location, such determination should be made by Vendors by GREEN TEMPTRESS or by the arbitrator. The arbitrator’s decision will follow the terms of these Terms of Service and will be final and binding.
In any arbitration arising out of or related to this agreement, there shall be no interrogatories or requests to admit.
IN ANY ARBITRATION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, THE ARBITRATOR(S) ARE NOT EMPOWERED TO AWARD PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, EXCEPT WHERE PERMITTED BY STATUTE, AND THE PARTIES WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO RECOVER ANY SUCH DAMAGES. THE ARBITRATOR(S) MAY NOT AWARD ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS.
As stated in Section 19 of these Terms of Service, State of California law governs this entire agreement, but the parties acknowledge that this agreement evidences a transaction involving interstate commerce, and that notwithstanding Section 19, any arbitration conducted pursuant to the terms of this agreement shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act.
No waiver by us of any term, condition or provision set out in these Terms of Service shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term, condition or provision or a waiver of any other term, condition or provision, and our failure to exercise or enforce or delay in exercising and enforcing any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.