Terms of Use

Love Meow’s User Agreement, Last Updated on January 8, 2016

PLEASE READ THIS TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT (THE “TERMS OF USE” ) CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEBSITE OR ANY OTHER WEBSITES OF LOVE MEOW, ITS AFFILIATES OR AGENTS ( “LOVE MEOW” OR “WE” ) WITH LINKS TO THIS TERMS OF USE (COLLECTIVELY, THE “WEBSITE” ) IN ANY WAY, INCLUDING USING THE SERVICES AND RESOURCES AVAILABLE OR ENABLED VIA THE WEBSITE (EACH A “SERVICE” AND COLLECTIVELY, THE “SERVICES” ) BY LOVE MEOW OR USERS OF THE SITE ( “USERS” ), CLICKING ON THE “I ACCEPT” BUTTON, COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS, AND/OR MERELY BROWSING THE WEBSITE, YOU REPRESENT THAT (1) YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF USE, (2) YOU ARE OF LEGAL AGE TO FORM A BINDING CONTRACT WITH LOVE MEOW, AND (3) YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO THE TERMS OF USE PERSONALLY OR ON BEHALF OF THE COMPANY YOU HAVE NAMED AS THE USER, AND TO BIND THAT COMPANY TO THE TERMS OF USE. THE TERM “YOU” REFERS TO THE INDIVIDUAL OR LEGAL ENTITY, AS APPLICABLE, IDENTIFIED AS THE USER WHEN YOU REGISTERED ON THE WEBSITE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF USE, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES.

THE TERMS OF USE REQUIRE THE USE OF ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS TO RESOLVE DISPUTES, RATHER THAN JURY TRIALS OR CLASS ACTIONS, AND ALSO LIMIT THE REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO YOU IN THE EVENT OF A DISPUTE.

Your use of, and participation in, certain Services may be subject to additional terms ( “Supplemental Terms” ) and such Supplemental Terms will either be listed in the Terms of Use or will be presented to you for your acceptance when you sign up to use the supplemental Service. If the Terms of Use are inconsistent with the Supplemental Terms, the Supplemental Terms shall control with respect to such Service. The Terms of Use and any applicable Supplemental Terms are referred to herein as the “Terms.”

LOVE MEOW knows that your privacy is important. For this reason, we have created a privacy policy that describes our collection, use and disclosure practices regarding any personal information that you provide to us. The security of your personal information is important to us. While there is no such thing as "perfect security" on the Internet, we will take reasonable steps to help ensure the safety of your personal information. However, you understand and agree that such steps do not guarantee that the Website is invulnerable to all security breaches or immune from viruses, security threats or other vulnerabilities. We reserve the right to cooperate with local, state, provincial and national authorities in investigations of improper or unlawful activities and this may require the disclosure of your personal information.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TERMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY LOVE MEOW IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION AT ANY TIME. When changes are made, Love Meow will make a new copy of the Terms of Use available at the Website and any new Supplemental Terms will be made available from within, or through, the affected Service on the Website. We will also update the “Last Updated” date at the top of the Terms of Use. If we make any material changes, and you have registered with us to create an Account (as defined in Section 2.1 below), we will also send an email to you at the last email address you provided to us pursuant to the Terms. Any changes to the Terms will be effective immediately for new Users of the Website and/ or Services and will be effective thirty (30) days after posting notice of such changes on the Website for existing Users, provided that any material changes shall be effective for Users who have an Account with us upon the earlier of thirty (30) days after posting notice of such changes on the Website or thirty (30) days after dispatch of an email notice of such changes to Registered Users (defined in Section 2.1 below). Love Meow may require you to provide consent to the updated Terms in a specified manner before further use of the Website and/ or the Services is permitted. If you do not agree to any change(s) after receiving a notice of such change(s), you shall stop using the Website and/or the Services. Otherwise, your continued use of the Website and/or Services constitutes your acceptance of such change(s) PLEASE REGULARLY CHECK THE WEBSITE TO VIEW THE THEN-CURRENT TERMS.

1. Use of the Services and Love Meow Properties. The Software, the Website, the Services, and the information and content available on the Website and the Services (as these terms are defined below) (collectively, the “Love Meow Properties” ) are protected by copyright laws throughout the world. Subject to the Terms, Love Meow grants you a limited license to reproduce portions of Love Meow Properties for the sole purpose of using the Services for your personal or internal business purposes. Unless otherwise specified by Love Meow in a separate license, your right to use any Love Meow Properties is subject to the Terms.

1.1 Love Meow Software. Use of any software and associated documentation, other than the Application, that is made available via the Website or the Services ( “Software” ) is governed by the terms of the license agreement that accompanies or is included with the Software, or by the license agreement expressly stated on the Website page(s) accompanying the Software. These license terms may be posted with the Software downloads or at the Website page where the Software can be accessed. You shall not use, download or install any Software that is accompanied by or includes a license agreement unless you agree to the terms of such license agreement. At no time will Love Meow provide you with any tangible copy of our Software. Love Meow shall deliver access to the Software via electronic transfer or download and shall not use or deliver any tangible media in connection with the (a) delivery, installation, updating or problem resolution of any Software (including any new releases); or (b) delivery, correction or updating of documentation. For the purposes of this section tangible media shall include, but not be limited to, any tape disk, compact disk, card, flash drive, or any other comparable physical medium. Unless the accompanying license agreement expressly allows otherwise, any copying or redistribution of the Software is prohibited, including any copying or redistribution of the Software to any other server or location, or redistribution or use on a service bureau basis. If there is any conflict between the Terms and the license agreement, the license agreement shall take precedence in relation to that Software (except as provided in the following sentence). If the Software is a prerelease version, then, notwithstanding anything to the contrary included within an accompanying license agreement, you are not permitted to use or otherwise rely on the Software for any commercial or production purposes. If no license agreement accompanies use of the Software, use of the Software will be governed by the Terms. Subject to your compliance with the Terms, Love Meow grants you a nonassignable, nontransferable, nonsublicensable, revocable nonexclusive license to use the Software for the sole purpose of enabling you to use the Services in the manner permitted by the Terms. Some Software may be offered under an open source license that we will make available to you. There may be provisions in the open source license that expressly override some of these terms.

1.2 Updates. You understand that Love Meow Properties are evolving. As a result, Love Meow may require you to accept updates to Love Meow Properties that you have installed on your computer or mobile device. You acknowledge and agree that Love Meow may update Love Meow Properties with or without notifying you. You may need to update Third-Party software from time to time in order to use Love Meow Properties.

1.3 Certain Restrictions. The rights granted to you in the Terms are subject to the following restrictions: (a) you shall not license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, reproduce, distribute, host or otherwise commercially exploit Love Meow Properties or any portion of Love Meow Properties, including the Website, (b) you shall not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other Love Meow Properties (including images, text, page layout or form) of Love Meow; (c) you shall not use any metatags or other “hidden text” using Love Meow’s name or trademarks; (d) you shall not modify, translate, adapt, merge, make derivative works of, disassemble, decompile, reverse compile or reverse engineer any part of Love Meow Properties except to the extent the foregoing restrictions are expressly prohibited by applicable law; (e) you shall not use any manual or automated software, devices or other processes (including but not limited to spiders, robots, scrapers, crawlers, avatars, data mining tools or the like) to “scrape” or download data from any web pages contained in the Website (except that we grant the operators of public search engines revocable permission to use spiders to copy materials from the Website for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials); (f) access Love Meow Properties in order to build a similar or competitive website, application or service; (g) except as expressly stated herein, no part of Love Meow Properties may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means; and (h) you shall not remove or destroy any copyright notices or other proprietary markings contained on or in Love Meow Properties. Any future release, update or other addition to Love Meow Properties shall be subject to the Terms. Love Meow, its suppliers and service providers reserve all rights not granted in the Terms. Any unauthorized use of Love Meow Properties terminates the licenses granted by Love Meow pursuant to the Terms.

1.4 Third-Party Materials. As a part of Love Meow Properties, you may have access to materials that are hosted by another party. You agree that it is impossible for Love Meow to monitor such materials and that you access these materials at your own risk.

2. Registration.

2.1 Registering Your Account. In order to access certain features of Love Meow Properties you may be required to become a Registered User. For purposes of the Terms, a “Registered User” is a User who has registered an account with Love Meow ( “Account” ). We currently require you to have a valid account on a social networking service ( “SNS” ) to connect to the Services and become a Registered User (each such account, a “Third-Party Account” ).

2.2 Access Through a SNS. When you access the Services through a SNS, you will link your Account with Third-Party Accounts, by allowing Love Meow to access your Third-Party Account, as is permitted under the applicable terms and conditions that govern your use of each Third-Party Account. You represent that you are entitled to grant Love Meow access to your Third-Party Account (including, but not limited to, for use for the purposes described herein) without breach by you of any of the terms and conditions that govern your use of the applicable Third-Party Account and without obligating Love Meow to pay any fees or making Love Meow subject to any usage limitations imposed by such Third-Party service providers. By granting Love Meow access to any Third-Party Accounts, you understand that Love Meow may access, make available and store (if applicable) any information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags and/or other materials accessible through Love Meow Properties ( “Content” ) that you have provided to and stored in your Third-Party Account ( “SNS Content” ) so that it is available on and through Love Meow Properties via your Account. Unless otherwise specified in the Terms, all SNS Content shall be considered to be Your Content (as defined in Section 3.1) for all purposes of the Terms. Depending on the Third-Party Accounts you choose and subject to the privacy settings that you have set in such Third-Party Accounts, personally identifiable information that you post to your Third-Party Accounts may be available on and through your Account on Love Meow Properties. Please note that if a Third-Party Account or associated service becomes unavailable or Love Meow’s access to such Third-Party Account is terminated by the third-party service provider, then SNS Content will no longer be available on and through Love Meow Properties. You have the ability to disable the connection between your Account and your Third-Party Accounts at any time by accessing the “Settings” section of the Website. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR THIRD-PARTY ACCOUNTS IS GOVERNED SOLELY BY YOUR AGREEMENT(S) WITH SUCH THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, AND LOVE MEOW DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION THAT MAY BE PROVIDED TO IT BY SUCH THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS IN VIOLATION OF THE PRIVACY SETTINGS THAT YOU HAVE SET IN SUCH THIRD-PARTY ACCOUNTS. Love Meow makes no effort to review any SNS Content for any purpose, including but not limited to, for accuracy, legality or noninfringement, and Love Meow is not responsible for any SNS Content.

2.3 Registration Data. In registering for the Services, you agree to (1) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Services’ registration form (the “Registration Data”); and (2) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. You represent that you are (1) at least thirteen (13) years old; (2) of legal age to form a binding contract; and (3) not a person barred from using Love Meow Properties under the laws of the United States, your place of residence or any other applicable jurisdiction. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your Account. You agree that you shall monitor your Account to restrict use by minors, and you will accept full responsibility for any unauthorized use of Love Meow Properties by minors. You may not share your Account or password with anyone, and you agree to (1) notify Love Meow immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or any other breach of security; and (2) exit from your Account at the end of each session. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Love Meow has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Love Meow has the right to suspend or terminate your Account and refuse any and all current or future use of Love Meow Properties (or any portion thereof). You agree not to create an Account using a false identity or information, or on behalf of someone other than yourself. You agree that you shall not have more than one Account per platform or SNS at any given time. Love Meow reserves the right to remove or reclaim any usernames at any time and for any reason, including but not limited to, claims by a third party that a username violates the third party’s rights. You agree not to create an Account or use Love Meow Properties if you have been previously removed by Love Meow, or if you have been previously banned from any of Love Meow Properties.

2.4 Necessary Equipment and Software. You must provide all equipment and software necessary to connect to Love Meow Properties, including but not limited to, a mobile device that is suitable to connect with and use Love Meow Properties, 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 Love Meow Properties.

3. Responsibility for Content.

3.1 Types of Content. You acknowledge that all Content, including Love Meow Properties, is the sole responsibility of the party from whom such Content originated. This means that you, and not Love Meow, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available (“Make Available”) through Love Meow Properties (“Your Content”), and other Users of Love Meow Properties, and not Love Meow, are similarly responsible for all Content they Make Available through Love Meow Properties (“User Content”). Your Content includes Content from a third party that you Make Available on Love Meow Properties. For example, when you use APIs on our site to include videos from third-party services such as YouTube, we will consider such videos to be Your Content, even though a third party may have been the source of that information on its original third party website. Basically, make sure you have the right to add Content before you put that Content on our Service.

3.2 Our Role. Opinions and other statements expressed by account holders and third parties are theirs alone, not opinions of Love Meow. You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view and distribute User Content through our Service, Love Meow is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to the User Content. Love Meow and its affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders do not undertake or assume any duty to monitor our Service for inappropriate or unlawful User Content. To be clear, Love Meow and its affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders assume no responsibility or liability which may arise from the User Content thereof, including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, libel, slander, infringement, invasion of privacy and publicity rights, obscenity, pornography, profanity, fraud, or misrepresentation.

3.3 No Obligation to Pre-Screen Content. You acknowledge that Love Meow has no obligation to pre-screen Content (including, but not limited to, Your Content and User Content), although Love Meow reserves the right in its sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse or remove any Content. By entering into 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 Love Meow pre-screens, refuses or removes any Content, you acknowledge that Love Meow will do so for Love Meow’s benefit, not yours. Without limiting the foregoing, Love Meow shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the Terms or is otherwise objectionable.

3.4 Storage. Unless expressly agreed to by Love Meow in writing elsewhere, Love Meow has no obligation to store any of Your Content that you Make Available on Love Meow Properties. Love Meow has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or accuracy of any Content, including Your Content; the failure to store, transmit or receive transmission of Content; or the security, privacy, storage, or transmission of other communications originating with or involving use of Love Meow Properties. You agree that Love Meow retains the right to create reasonable limits on Love Meow’s use and storage of the Content, including Your Content, such as limits on file size, storage space, processing capacity, and similar limits described in the web pages accompanying the Services and as otherwise determined by Love Meow in its sole discretion.

4. Ownership.

4.1 Love Meow Properties. Except with respect to Your Content and User Content, you agree that Love Meow and its suppliers own all rights, title and interest in Love Meow Properties. You will not remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Website, the Services, or Love Meow Properties.

4.2 Trademarks. Love Meow and other related graphics, logos, service marks and trade names used on or in connection with Love Meow Properties or in connection with the Services are the trademarks of Love Meow and may not be used without permission in connection with any third-party products or services. Other trademarks, service marks and trade names that may appear on or in Love Meow Properties are the property of their respective owners.

4.3 Other Content. Except with respect to Your Content, you agree that you have no right or title in or to any Content that appears on or in Love Meow Properties.

4.4 Your Content. Love Meow does not claim ownership of Your Content. However, when you as a User post or publish Your Content on or in Love Meow Properties, you represent that you own and/or have a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license to use, license, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, derive revenue or other remuneration from, and communicate to the public, perform and display Your Content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any worldwide intellectual property right that may exist in Your Content.

4.5 License to Your Content. You grant Love Meow a fully paid, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right (including any moral rights) and license to use, license, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform, publicly display, derive revenue or other remuneration from, and communicate to the public, Your Content (in whole or in part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any worldwide intellectual property right, including moral rights, that may exist in Your Content Please remember that other Users may search for and see any of Your Content you upload to public areas of the Services. You warrant that the holder of any worldwide intellectual property right, including moral rights, in Your Content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to you the right to grant the license stated above. You agree that you, not Love Meow, are responsible for all of Your Content that you Make Available on or in Love Meow Properties. Please remember that even if you terminate your use of the Services, Love Meow and its users may retain and continue to use, store, display, reproduce, re-pin, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute any of your User Content that other users have stored or shared through Love Meow.

4.6 Promotion. You agree that the above license includes the right for Love Meow to provide, promote, and improve the Services and to make Content submitted to or through the Services available to other companies, organizations or individuals who partner with Love Meow for the syndication, broadcast, distribution or publication of such Content on other media and services. Such additional uses by Love Meow, or other companies, organizations or individuals who partner with Love Meow, may be made with no compensation paid to you with respect to Your Content. We may modify or adapt Your Content in order to transmit, display or distribute it over computer networks and in various media and/or make changes to Your Content as are necessary to conform and adapt that Content to any requirements or limitations of any networks, devices, services or media.

4.7 Username. Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, by submitting Your Content to any forums, comments or any other area on Love Meow Properties, you hereby expressly permit Love Meow to identify you by your username (which may be a pseudonym) as the contributor of Your Content in any publication in any form, media or technology now known or later developed in connection with Your Content.

4.8 Your Account. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, you acknowledge and agree that you shall have no ownership or other property interest in your Account, and you further acknowledge and agree that all rights in and to your Account are and shall forever be owned by and inure to the benefit of Love Meow.

4.9 Your Profile. Any Content posted by you in your profile may not contain nudity, violence, sexually explicit, or offensive subject matter. You may not post or submit for print services a photograph of another person without that person’s permission.

4.10 Feedback. You agree that submission of any ideas, suggestions, documents, and/or proposals to Love Meow through its suggestion, feedback, wiki, forum or similar pages (“Feedback”) is at your own risk and that Love Meow has no obligations (including without limitation obligations of confidentiality) with respect to such Feedback. You represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to submit the Feedback. You hereby grant to Love Meow a fully paid, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, and fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, perform, display, distribute, adapt, modify, re-format, create derivative works of, and otherwise commercially or non-commercially exploit in any manner, any and all Feedback, and to sublicense the foregoing rights, in connection with the operation and maintenance of Love Meow Properties.

5. User Conduct.

5.1 Commercial Activities. You agree that you will not, under any circumstances (except to the extent expressly authorized by the Terms):
(a) Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any commercial purpose any portion of Love Meow Properties (including your Account), or access to or use of Love Meow Properties;
(b) Upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;
(c) Use Love Meow Properties or any part thereof for any commercial purpose, including, but not limited to communicating or facilitating any commercial advertisement or solicitation;
(d) Engage in any chain letters, contests, junk email, pyramid schemes, spamming, surveys or other duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise); or
(e) Market any goods or services for any business purposes.

5.2 Unauthorized Use or Access. You agree that you will not, under any circumstances:
(a) Interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of Love Meow Properties or connect to or use Love Meow Properties in any way not expressly permitted by the Terms;
(b) Systematically retrieve data or other content from our Love Meow Properties to create or compile, directly or indirectly, in single or multiple downloads, a collection, compilation, database, directory or the like, whether by manual methods, through the use of bots, crawlers, spiders, or otherwise;
(c) Use, display, mirror or frame Love Meow Properties, or any individual element within Love Meow Properties, Love Meow’s name, any Love Meow trademark, logo or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page, without Love Meow’s express written consent;
(d) Use any unauthorized software that accesses, intercepts, “mines” or otherwise collects information from or through Love Meow Properties or that is in transit from or to Love Meow Properties, including, but not limited to, any software that reads areas of RAM or streams of network traffic used by Love Meow Properties;
(e) Intercept, examine or otherwise observe any proprietary communications protocol used by a client, a server or Love Meow Properties, whether through the use of a network analyzer, packet sniffer or other device;
(f) Make any automated use of Love Meow Properties, or take any action that imposes or may impose (in Love Meow’s sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure for Love Meow Properties;
(g) Bypass any robot exclusion headers or other measures Love Meow takes to restrict access to Love Meow Properties, or use any software, technology or device to send content or messages, scrape, spider or crawl Love Meow Properties, or harvest or manipulate data;
(h) Use, facilitate, create, or maintain any unauthorized connection to Love Meow Properties, including, but not limited to: (i) any connection to any unauthorized server that emulates, or attempts to emulate, any part of Love Meow Properties; or (ii) any connection using programs, tools or software not expressly approved by Love Meow;
(i) Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for any underlying software or other intellectual property used to provide Love Meow Properties, or to obtain any information from Love Meow Properties;
(j) Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through Love Meow Properties;
(k) Upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
(l) Solicit or attempt to solicit personal information from other Users of Love Meow Properties;
(m) Use Love Meow Properties to collect, harvest, transmit, distribute, post or submit any information concerning any other person or entity, including without limitation, photographs of others without their permission, personal contact information or credit, debit, calling card or account numbers;
(n) Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting, or in any way use Love Meow Properties to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information; or
(o) Upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit) any material that acts as a passive or active information collection or transmission mechanism, including, but not limited to, clear GIFs, 1x1 pixels, web bugs, cookies or other similar devices (sometimes referred to as “spyware,” “passive collection mechanisms” or “pcms”).

5.3 General. In connection with your use of Love Meow Properties, you shall not:
(a) Make Available any Content that (i) is unlawful, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (iv) is violent or threatening, or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any other person; or (v) promotes illegal or harmful activities;
(b) Harm minors in any way;
(c) Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, Love Meow personnel, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
(d) Make available any Content that you do not have a right to Make Available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under non-disclosure agreements);
(e) Make Available any Content that infringes the rights of any person or entity, including without limitation, any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, privacy, publicity or other proprietary or contractual rights;
(f) Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation, or any order of a court;
(g) Register for more than one Account or register for an Account on behalf of an individual other than yourself;
(h) Stalk or otherwise harass any other User of our Love Meow Properties; or
(i) Advocate, encourage or assist any third party in doing any of the foregoing activities in this section.

6. Investigations. Love Meow may, but is not obligated to, monitor or review Love Meow Properties and Content at any time. Without limiting the foregoing, Love Meow shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to remove any of Your Content for any reason (or no reason), including if such Content violates the Terms or any applicable law. Although Love Meow does not generally monitor user activity occurring in connection with Love Meow Properties or Content, if Love Meow becomes aware of any possible violations by you of any provision of the Terms, Love Meow reserves the right to investigate such violations, and Love Meow may, at its sole discretion, immediately terminate your license to use Love Meow Properties, or change, alter or remove Your Content, in whole or in part, without prior notice to you.

7. Interactions with Other Users.

7.1 User Responsibility. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Users of the Services and any other parties with whom you interact through the Services; provided, however, that Love Meow reserves the right, but has no obligation, to intercede in such disputes. You agree that Love Meow will not be responsible for any liability incurred as the result of such interactions. LOVE MEOW MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OF REGISTERED USERS OR THEIR COMPATIBILITY WITH ANY CURRENT OR FUTURE REGISTERED USERS. LOVE MEOW ALSO DOES NOT INQUIRE INTO THE BACKGROUNDS OF ITS REGISTERED USERS OR ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF ITS REGISTERED USERS.

7.2 Content Provided by Other Users. Love Meow Properties may contain User Content provided by other Users. Love Meow is not responsible for and does not control User Content. Love Meow has no obligation to review or monitor, and does not approve, endorse or make any representations or warranties with respect to User Content. You use all User Content and interact with other Users at your own risk, including Users you authorize as collaborators for Your Content.

8. Third-Party Services. Love Meow Properties may contain links to third-party websites (“Third-Party Websites”) and advertisements for third parties (collectively, “Third-Party Websites & Ads”). When you click on a link to a Third-Party Website or Ad, we will not warn you that you have left Love Meow Properties and are subject to the terms and conditions (including privacy policies) of another website or destination. Such Third-Party Websites are not under the control of Love Meow. Love Meow is not responsible for any Third-Party Websites & Ads. Love Meow provides these Third-Party Websites & Ads only as a convenience and does not review, approve, monitor, endorse, warrant, or make any representations with respect to Third-Party Websites & Ads, or their products or services. You use all links in Third-Party Websites & Ads at your own risk. When you leave our Website, our Terms and policies no longer govern. You should review applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any Third-Party Websites, and should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction with any third party.

9. Fees. We do not currently charge fees for the use of our Website or Services or any features thereof, but we reserve the right to do so in the future.

10. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold Love Meow, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, partners and licensors (collectively, the “Love Meow Parties”) harmless from any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of: (a) Your Content; (b) your use of, or inability to use, Love Meow Properties; (c) your violation of the Terms; (d) your violation of any rights of another party, including any Users; or (e) your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. Love Meow 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 Love Meow in asserting any available defenses. You agree that the provisions in this section will survive any termination of your Account, the Terms or your access to Love Meow Properties.

11. Disclaimer of Warranties.

11.1 As Is. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOUR USE OF LOVE MEOW PROPERTIES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK, AND LOVE MEOW PROPERTIES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITH ALL FAULTS. LOVE MEOW PARTIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
(a) LOVE MEOW PARTIES MAKE NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR CONDITION THAT: (1) LOVE MEOW PROPERTIES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (2) YOUR USE OF LOVE MEOW PROPERTIES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE; (3) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF LOVE MEOW PROPERTIES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; OR (4) ANY ERRORS IN LOVE MEOW PROPERTIES WILL BE CORRECTED.
(b) ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED FROM OR OTHERWISE ACCESSED THROUGH LOVE MEOW PROPERTIES IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND YOU SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTY OR PERSON, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM AND ANY DEVICE YOU USE TO ACCESS LOVE MEOW PROPERTIES, OR ANY OTHER LOSS THAT RESULTS FROM ACCESSING SUCH CONTENT.
(c) THE SERVICES MAY BE SUBJECT TO DELAYS, CANCELLATIONS AND OTHER DISRUPTIONS. LOVE MEOW MAKES NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR CONDITION WITH RESPECT TO SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE QUALITY, EFFECTIVENESS, REPUTATION AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS OF SERVICES.
(d) NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM LOVE MEOW OR THROUGH LOVE MEOW PROPERTIES WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.
(e) FROM TIME TO TIME, LOVE MEOW 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 LOVE MEOW’S SOLE DISCRETION. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION APPLY WITH FULL FORCE TO SUCH FEATURES OR TOOLS.

11.2 No Liability for Conduct of Third Parties. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT LOVE MEOW PARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE, AND YOU AGREE NOT TO SEEK TO HOLD LOVE MEOW PARTIES LIABLE, FOR THE CONDUCT OF THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING OPERATORS OF EXTERNAL SITES, AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM SUCH THIRD PARTIES RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

11.3 No Liability for Conduct of Other Users. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF YOUR COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF LOVE MEOW PROPERTIES. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT LOVE MEOW DOES NOT MAKE ANY ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF USERS OF LOVE MEOW PROPERTIES. LOVE MEOW DOES NOT OFFER MEDICAL ADVICE. ANY CONTENT ACCESSED THROUGH LOVE MEOW PROPERTIES IS FOR INFORMATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE USED DURING A MEDICAL EMERGENCY OR FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT OF ANY MEDICAL CONDITION.

12. Limitation of Liability.

12.1 Disclaimer of Certain Damages. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL LOVE MEOW PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH LOVE MEOW PROPERTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT LOVE MEOW HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL OR BODILY INJURY OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE TERMS, OR FROM ANY COMMUNICATIONS, INTERACTIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER USERS OF LOVE MEOW PROPERTIES, ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, RESULTING FROM: (1) THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE LOVE MEOW PROPERTIES; (2) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED FOR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH LOVE MEOW PROPERTIES; (3) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (4) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON LOVE MEOW PROPERTIES; OR (5) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATED TO LOVE MEOW PROPERTIES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, COPYRIGHT, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.

12.2 Cap on Liability. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL LOVE MEOW PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR MORE THAN FIFTY DOLLARS ($50).

112.3 User Content. LOVE MEOW PARTIES ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TIMELINESS, DELETION, MIS-DELIVERY OR FAILURE TO STORE ANY CONTENT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOUR CONTENT AND USER CONTENT), USER COMMUNICATIONS OR PERSONALIZATION SETTINGS.

12.4 Basis of the Bargain. THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN LOVE MEOW AND YOU.

12.5 EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES. CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

13. Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement. It is Love Meow’s policy to terminate membership privileges of any User who repeatedly infringes copyright upon prompt notification to Love Meow by the copyright owner or the copyright owner’s legal agent. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on Love Meow Properties in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information: (1) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (2) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (3) a description of the location on Love Meow Properties of the material that you claim is infringing; (4) your address, telephone number and e-mail address; (5) a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and (6) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. Contact information for Love Meow’s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement is as follows: [Include name or title, and physical address of Copyright Agent].
After removing material pursuant to a valid DMCA notice, Love Meow will attempt to notify the User responsible for the allegedly infringing material that it has removed or disabled access to the material. Love Meow reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to immediately terminate the account of any User who is the subject of repeated DMCA notifications. If you believe that Your Content that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the material in Your Content, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Copyright Agent: (A) your physical or electronic signature; (B) identification of the Content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the Content appeared before it was removed or disabled; (C) a statement that you have a good faith belief that the Content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the Content; and (D) your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in Illinois, and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement. If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, Love Meow may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed Content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the Content provider, member or user, the removed Content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at Love Meow’s sole discretion.

14. Term and Termination.

14.1 Term. The Terms commence on the date when you accept them (as described in the preamble above) and remain in full force and effect while you use Love Meow Properties, unless terminated earlier in accordance with the Terms.

14.2 Prior Use. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you used Love Meow Properties prior to the date you accepted the Terms, you hereby acknowledge and agree that the Terms commenced on the date you first used Love Meow Properties (whichever is earlier) and will remain in full force and effect while you use Love Meow Properties, unless earlier terminated in accordance with the Terms.

14.3 Termination of Services by Love Meow. Love Meow has the right to modify, suspend or terminate any Services provided to you at any time without or without reason. You agree that all terminations for cause shall be made in Love Meow’s sole discretion.

14.4 Termination of Services by You. If you want to terminate the Services provided by Love Meow, you may do so by notifying Love Meow at any time. Your notice should be sent, in writing, to Love Meow's address set forth below.

14.5 Effect of Termination. 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 Account (or any part thereof), including Your Content. Upon termination of any Service, your right to use such Service will automatically terminate immediately. You understand that any termination of Services may involve deletion of Your Content associated therewith from our live databases. Love Meow will not have any liability whatsoever to you for any suspension or termination, including for deletion of Your Content. All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive, shall survive termination of Services, including without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, and limitation of liability.

15. Remedies.

15.1 Violations. If Love Meow becomes aware of any possible violations by you of the Terms, Love Meow reserves the right to investigate such violations. If, as a result of the investigation, Love Meow believes that criminal activity has occurred, Love Meow reserves the right to refer the matter to, and to cooperate with, any and all applicable legal authorities. Love Meow is entitled, except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, to disclose any information or materials on or in Love Meow Properties, including Your Content, in Love Meow’s possession in connection with your use of Love Meow Properties, to (1) comply with applicable laws, legal process or governmental request; (2) enforce the Terms, (3) respond to any claims that Your Content violates the rights of third parties, (4) respond to your requests for customer service, or (5) protect the rights, property or personal safety of Love Meow, its Users or the public, and all enforcement or other government officials, as Love Meow in its sole discretion believes to be necessary or appropriate.

15.2 Breach. In the event that Love Meow determines, in its sole discretion, that you have breached any portion of the Terms, or have otherwise demonstrated conduct inappropriate for Love Meow Properties, Love Meow reserves the right to:
(a) Warn you via e-mail (to any e-mail address you have provided to Love Meow) that you have violated the Terms;
(b) Delete any of Your Content provided by you or your agent(s) to Love Meow Properties;
(c) Discontinue your registration(s) with the any of Love Meow Properties, including any Services or any Love Meow community;
(d) Notify and/or send Content to and/or fully cooperate with the proper law enforcement authorities for further action; and/or
(e) Pursue any other action which Love Meow deems to be appropriate.

15.3 No Subsequent Registration. If your registration(s) with or ability to access Love Meow Properties, or any other Love Meow community is discontinued by Love Meow due to your violation of any portion of the Terms or for conduct otherwise inappropriate for the community, then you agree that you shall not attempt to re-register with or access Love Meow Properties or any Love Meow community through use of a different member name or otherwise, and you acknowledge that you will not be entitled to receive a refund for fees related to those Love Meow Properties to which your access has been terminated. In the event that you violate the immediately preceding sentence, Love Meow reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to immediately take any or all of the actions set forth herein without any notice or warning to you.

16. International Users. Love Meow Properties 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 Love Meow intends to announce such Services or Content in your country. Love Meow Properties are controlled and offered by Love Meow from its facilities in the United States of America. Love Meow makes no representations that Love Meow Properties are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use Love Meow Properties from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.

17. General Provisions.

17.1 Electronic Communications. The communications between you and Love Meow use electronic means, whether you visit Love Meow Properties or send Love Meow e-mails, or whether Love Meow posts notices on Love Meow Properties or communicates with you via e-mail. For contractual purposes, you (1) consent to receive communications from Love Meow in an electronic form; and (2) agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that Love Meow provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were to be in writing. The foregoing does not affect your statutory rights.

17.2 Release. You hereby release Love Meow Parties and their successors from claims, demands, any and all losses, damages, rights, and actions of any kind, including personal injuries, death, and property damage, that is either directly or indirectly related to or arises from your use of Love Meow Properties, including but not limited to, any interactions with or conduct of other Users or third-party websites of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the Terms or your use of Love Meow Properties. If you are a California resident, you hereby waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which states, “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.

17.3 Assignment. The Terms, and your rights and obligations hereunder, may not be assigned, subcontracted, delegated or otherwise transferred by you without Love Meow’s prior written consent, and any attempted assignment, subcontract, delegation, or transfer in violation of the foregoing will be null and void.

17.4 Force Majeure. Love Meow shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting from causes outside its reasonable control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, war, terrorism, riots, embargos, acts of civil or military authorities, fire, floods, accidents, strikes or shortages of transportation facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials.

17.5 Compliance. If you believe that Love Meow has not adhered to the Terms, please contact Love Meow by emailing us at terms@lovemeow.com or LoveMeow.com Copyright Agent, 335 West Wise Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193. We will do our best to address your concerns. If you feel that your complaint has been addressed incompletely, we invite you to let us know for further investigation.

17.6 Limitations Period. YOU AND LOVE MEOW AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE TERMS, LOVE MEOW PROPERTIES OR THE CONTENT MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

17.7 Dispute Resolution.
(a) Any claim or dispute (excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable relief as set forth below) in connection with the Terms where the total amount of the award sought is less than Five Thousand U.S. Dollars (US $5,000.00) may be resolved in a cost effective manner through binding non-appearance-based arbitration, at the option of the party seeking relief. Such arbitration shall be initiated through an established alternative dispute resolution provider (“ADR Provider”) that offers arbitration as set forth in this section and under the rules of such ADR Provider, except to the extent such rules are in conflict with the Terms. The party demanding arbitration will propose an ADR Provider and the other party shall not unreasonably withhold consent to use such ADR Provider. The ADR Provider and the parties must comply with the following rules: (1) the arbitration shall be conducted by telephone, online and/or be solely based on written submissions, the specific manner shall be chosen by the party initiating the arbitration; (2) all arbitration proceedings shall be held in English; (3) the arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed to by the parties; and (4) any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Each party shall bear its own costs (including attorney fees) and disbursements arising out of the arbitration, and shall pay an equal share of the fees and costs of the ADR Provider. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Love Meow may seek injunctive or other equitable relief to protect its intellectual property rights in any court of competent jurisdiction. Please note that the laws of the jurisdiction where you are located may be different from Ilinois law, including the laws governing what can legally be sold, bought, exported, offered or imported. You shall always comply with all the international and domestic laws, ordinances, regulations and statutes that are applicable to your use of Love Meow Properties.
(b) Any other dispute (including whether the claims asserted are arbitrable) shall be referred to and finally determined by binding and confidential arbitration. Arbitration shall be subject to the Federal Arbitration Act and not any state arbitration law. The arbitration shall be conducted before one commercial arbitrator with substantial experience in resolving commercial contract disputes from the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”). As modified by the Terms, and unless otherwise agreed upon by the parties in writing, the arbitration will be governed by the AAA’s Commercial Arbitration Rules and, if the arbitrator deems them applicable, the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (collectively “Rules and Procedures”).
(c) You are thus GIVING UP YOUR RIGHT TO GO TO COURT to assert or defend your rights EXCEPT for matters that may be taken to small claims court. Your rights will be determined by a NEUTRAL ARBITRATOR and NOT a judge or jury. You are entitled to a FAIR HEARING, BUT the arbitration procedures are SIMPLER AND MORE LIMITED THAN RULES APPLICABLE IN COURT. Arbitrator decisions are as enforceable as any court order and are subject to VERY LIMITED REVIEW BY A COURT.
(d) You and Love Meow must abide by the following rules: (i) ANY CLAIMS BROUGHT BY YOU OR LOVE MEOW MUST BE BROUGHT IN THE PARTIES’ INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING; (ii) THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S CLAIMS, MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS PROCEEDING, AND MAY NOT AWARD CLASS-WIDE RELIEF; (iii) in the event that you are able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to costs of litigation, Love Meow will pay as much of your filing and hearing fees in connection with the arbitration as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive as compared to the cost of litigation; (iv) Love Meow also reserves the right in its sole and exclusive discretion to assume responsibility for all of the costs of the arbitration; (v) the arbitrator shall honor claims of privilege and privacy recognized at law; (vi) the arbitration shall be confidential, and neither you nor we may disclose the existence, content or results of any arbitration, except as may be required by law or for the purposes of enforcement of the arbitration award; (vii) the arbitrator may award any individual relief or individual remedies that are permitted by applicable law; and (viii) each side pays its own attorneys’ fees and expenses unless there is a statutory provision that requires the prevailing party to be paid its fees and litigation expenses, and then in such instance, the fees and costs awarded shall be determined by applicable law.
(e) The arbitral proceedings, and all pleadings and written evidence will be in the English language. Any written evidence originally in a language other than English will be submitted in English translation accompanied by the original or true copy thereof. The English language version will control. The arbitrator shall issue a written award and statement of decision describing the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based, including the calculation of any damages awarded. The arbitrator will not have authority to award damages in excess of the amount, or other than the types, allowed by Section 12 of the Terms. Judgment on the award of the arbitrator may be entered by any court of competent jurisdiction. The arbitrator also shall be authorized to grant any temporary, preliminary or permanent equitable remedy or relief it deems just and equitable and within the scope of the Terms, including, without limitation, an injunction or order for specific performance. The arbitration award shall be final and binding upon the parties without appeal or review except as permitted by Illinois law or United States federal law.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, either you or Love Meow may bring an individual action in small claims court. Further, claims of defamation, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and infringement or misappropriation of the other party’s patent, copyright, trademark, or trade secret shall not be subject to this arbitration agreement. Such claims shall be exclusively brought in the state or federal courts located in Illinois. Additionally, notwithstanding this agreement to arbitrate, either party may seek emergency equitable relief before the state or federal courts located in Illinois, in order to maintain the status quo pending arbitration, and hereby agree to submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Illinois for such purpose. A request for interim measures shall not be deemed a waiver of the right to arbitrate.
(f) With the exception of (d)(i) and (ii) above (prohibiting arbitration on a class or collective basis), if any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable, or illegal, or otherwise conflicts with the Rules and Procedures, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting provision were not contained herein. If, however, either (d)(i) or (ii) is found to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void, and neither you nor Love Meow shall be entitled to arbitration. If for any reason, a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, the dispute shall be exclusively brought in state or federal court in Illinois. By using Love Meow Properties in any manner, you agree to the above arbitration provision.
For more information on AAA, its Rules and Procedures, and how to file an arbitration claim, you may call AAA at 800-778-7879 or visit the AAA website at http://www.adr.org.

17.8 Governing Law. The Terms and any action related thereto will be governed and interpreted by and under the laws of the State of Illinois, consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act, without giving effect to any principles that provide for the application of the law of another jurisdiction. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to these Terms.

17.9 Choice of Language. It is the express wish of the parties that the Terms and all related documents have been drawn up in English. C’est law volone expresse des parties que la presente convention ainsi que les documents qui s’y rattacent soient rediges en anglais.

17.10 Notice. Where Love Meow requires that you provide an e-mail address, you are responsible for providing Love Meow with your most current e-mail address. In the event that the last e-mail address you provided to Love Meow is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to you any notices required/ permitted by the Terms, Love Meow’s dispatch of the e-mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice. You may give notice to Love Meow at the following address: terms@lovemeow.com or LoveMeow.com Copyright Agent, 335 West Wise Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193. Such notice shall be deemed given when received by Love Meow by letter delivered by nationally recognized overnight delivery service or first class postage prepaid mail at the above address.

17.11 Waiver. 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.

17.12 Severability. If any provision of the Terms is, for any reason, held to be invalid or unenforceable, the other provisions of the Terms will remain enforceable, and the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed modified so that it is valid and enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by law.

17.13 Export Control. You may not use, export, import, or transfer Love Meow Properties except as authorized by U.S. law, the laws of the jurisdiction in which you obtained Love Meow Properties, and any other applicable laws. In particular, but without limitation, Love Meow Properties may not be exported or re-exported (a) into any United States embargoed countries, or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Denied Person’s List or Entity List. By using Love Meow Properties, you represent and warrant that (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties. You also will not use Love Meow Properties for any purpose prohibited by U.S. law, including the development, design, manufacture or production of missiles, nuclear, chemical or biological weapons. You acknowledge and agree that products, services or technology provided by Love Meow are subject to the export control laws and regulations of the United States. You shall comply with these laws and regulations and shall not, without prior U.S. government authorization, export, re-export, or transfer Love Meow products, services or technology, either directly or indirectly, to any country in violation of such laws and regulations.

17.13 Entire Agreement. The Terms are the final, complete and exclusive agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and merges all prior discussions between the parties with respect to such subject matter.

18. International Provisions. The following provisions shall apply only if you are located in the countries listed below.

18.1 United Kingdom. A third party who is not a party to the Terms has no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any provision of the Terms, but this does not affect any right or remedy of such third party which exists or is available apart from that Act.

18.2 Germany. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 12, Love Meow is also not liable for acts of simple negligence (unless they cause injuries to or death of any person), except when they are caused by a breach of any substantial contractual obligations (vertragswesentliche Pflichten).

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