SECTION 13 OF THIS AGREEMENT IS AN ARBITRATION CLAUSE THAT REQUIRES MOST DISPUTES BETWEEN YOUAND US TO BE RESOLVED ON AN INDIVIDUAL, NON-CLASS ACTION BASIS THROUGH BINDING AND FINALARBITRATION INSTEAD OF IN COURT. SEE SECTION 13 FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THIS ARBITRATIONCLAUSE, AND HOW TO OPT OUT.
By accessing or using taxtaker.com, or any other website with an authorized link to this Agreement (“Website”),registering an account or accessing or using any content, information, services, features or resources available or enabled via the Website (collectively, the “Services”), or clicking on a button or taking another action to signify your acceptance of this Agreement, you: (1) agree to be bound by this Agreement and any future amendments and additions to this Agreement as published through the Services; (2) represent you are of legal age in your jurisdiction of residence to form a binding contract; and (3) represent that you have the authority to enter into this Agreement personally and, if applicable, on behalf of any company, organization or other legal entity on whose behalf you use the Services. Except as otherwise provided herein, if you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement, you may not access or use the Services.
IF YOU SUBSCRIBE TO THE SERVICES FOR A TERM (THE “INITIAL TERM”), THEN THE TERMS WILL BEAUTOMATICALLY RENEWED FOR ADDITIONAL PERIODS OF THE SAME DURATION AS THE INITIAL TERM ATTAXTAKER’S THEN-CURRENT FEE FOR SUCH SERVICES UNLESS YOU OPT OUT OF THE AUTO-RENEWAL / DECLINETO RENEW YOUR SUBSCRIPTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 7.5 (AUTOMATIC RENEWAL) BELOW.
Subject to Section 13.9 of this Agreement, TaxTaker reserves the right to modify this Agreement or its policies relating to the Services at any time, effective upon posting of an updated version of this Agreement or any applicable Supplemental Terms on the applicable Services. You should regularly review this Agreement, as your continued use of the Services after any such changes constitutes your agreement to such changes.
1. USE OF THE SERVICES AND TAXTAKER PROPERTIES.
1.1 TaxTaker Properties. The Website, the Services, and the information and content available on the Website and the Services (as these terms are defined herein) (each, a “TaxTaker Property” and collectively, the “TaxTaker Properties”) are protected by copyright laws throughout the world. Subject to the Agreement, TaxTaker grants you a limited license to reproduce portions of TaxTaker Properties for the sole purpose of using the Services for your personal or internal business purposes. Unless otherwise specified by TaxTaker in a separate license, your right to use any and all TaxTaker Properties is subject to the Agreement.
1.2 Eligibility. You may only use the Service if you meet all of the following eligibility requirements: (i)you must be a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident; (ii) you must be at least eighteen (18) years old; and (iii) you must be eligible to file U.S. federal and/or state taxes. In order to access and use the Services, you must allow TaxTaker, through its third-party service provider, to access certain of your payroll documentation.
1.3 Updates. You understand that TaxTaker Properties are evolving. As a result, TaxTaker may require you to accept updates to TaxTaker Properties that you have installed on your computer or mobile device. You acknowledge and agree that TaxTaker may update TaxTaker Properties with or without notifying you. You may need to update third-party software from time to time in order to use TaxTaker Properties.
1.4 Certain Restrictions. The rights granted to you in the Agreement are subject to the following restrictions: (a) you shall not license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, reproduce, distribute, host or otherwise commercially exploit TaxTaker Properties or any portion of TaxTaker Properties, including the Website; (b) you shall not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other TaxTaker Properties (including images, text, page layout or form) of TaxTaker; (c) you shall not use any metatags or other “hidden text” using TaxTaker’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 TaxTaker 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, datamining 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) except as expressly stated herein, no part of TaxTaker 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 TaxTaker Properties. Any future release, update or other addition to TaxTaker Properties shall be subject to the Agreement. TaxTaker, its suppliers and service providers reserve all rights not granted in the Agreement. Any unauthorized use of any TaxTaker Property terminates the licenses granted by TaxTaker pursuant to the Agreement.
2.1 Registering Your Account. In order to access certain features of TaxTaker Properties you may be required to become a Registered User. For purposes of the Agreement, a “Registered User” is a user who has registered an account on the Website (“Account”).
2.2 Registration Data. In registering an account on the Website, you agree to (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the registration form (the “Registration Data”); and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. You represent that you are (i) at least eighteen (18) years old; (ii) of legal age to form a binding contract; and (iii) not a person barred from using TaxTaker 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 TaxTaker Properties by minors. You may not share your Account or password with anyone, and you agree to (y) notify TaxTaker immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or any other breach of security; and (z) exit from your Account at the end of each session. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or TaxTaker has reasonable grounds to suspect that any information you provide is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, TaxTaker has the right to suspend or terminate your Account and refuse any and all current or future use of TaxTaker 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. TaxTaker 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 TaxTaker Properties if you have been previously removed by TaxTaker, or if you have been previously banned from any of TaxTaker Properties.
2.3 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 TaxTaker.
2.4 Necessary Equipment and Software. You must provide all equipment and software necessary to connect to TaxTaker Properties, including but not limited to, a mobile device that is suitable to connect with and use TaxTaker 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 TaxTaker Properties.
3. RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONTENT.
3.1 Types of Content. You acknowledge that all Content, including TaxTaker Properties, is the sole responsibility of the party from whom such Content originated. This means that you, and not TaxTaker, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available (“Make Available”)through TaxTaker Properties (“Your Content”), and that you and other Registered Users of TaxTaker Properties, and not TaxTaker, are similarly responsible for all Content that you and they Make Available through TaxTaker Properties(“User Content”).
3.2 No Obligation to Pre-Screen Content. You acknowledge that TaxTaker has no obligation top re-screen Content, although TaxTaker reserves the right in its sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse or remove any Content. By entering into the Agreement, 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 TaxTaker pre-screens, refuses or removes any Content, you acknowledge that TaxTaker will do so for TaxTaker’s benefit, not yours. Without limiting the foregoing, TaxTaker shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the Agreement or is otherwise objectionable.
3.3 Storage. Unless expressly agreed to by TaxTaker in writing elsewhere, TaxTaker has no obligation to store any of Your Content that you Make Available on TaxTaker Properties. TaxTaker 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 TaxTaker Properties. Certain Services may enable you to specify the level at which such Services restrict access to Your Content. You are solely responsible for applying the appropriate level of access to Your Content. If you do not choose, the system may default to its most permissive setting. You agree that TaxTaker retains the right to create reasonable limits on TaxTaker’s use and storage of the Content, including Your Content, such as limits on file size, storage space, processing capacity, and similar limits described on the Website and as otherwise determined by TaxTaker in its sole discretion.
4.1 TaxTaker Properties. Except with respect to Your Content and User Content, you agree that TaxTaker and its suppliers own all rights, title and interest in TaxTaker Properties. You will not remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying any TaxTaker Properties.
4.2 Trademarks. TaxTaker and all related graphics, logos, service marks and trade names used on or in connection with any TaxTaker Properties or in connection with the Services are the trademarks of TaxTaker and may not be used without permission in connection with your, or any third-party, products or services. Other trademarks, service marks and trade names that may appear on or in TaxTaker Properties are the property of their respective owners.
4.3 Your Content. TaxTaker does not claim ownership of Your Content. However, when you as a Registered User post or publish Your Content on or in TaxTaker 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.
4.4 License to Your Content. Subject to any applicable account settings that you select, you grant TaxTaker 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, and publicly display Your Content (in whole or in part) for the purposes of operating and providing TaxTaker Properties to you and to our other Registered Users. Please remember that other Registered Users may search for, see, use, modify and reproduce any of Your Content that you submit to any “public” area of TaxTaker Properties. 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 TaxTaker, are responsible for all of Your Content that you Make Available on or in TaxTaker Properties.
4.5 Username. Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, by submitting Your Content to any forums, comments, or any other area on TaxTaker Properties, you hereby expressly permit TaxTaker 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.
4.6 Feedback. You agree that submission of any ideas, suggestions, documents, and/or proposals to TaxTaker through its suggestion, feedback, wiki, forum, or similar pages (“Feedback”) is at your own risk and that TaxTaker 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 TaxTaker 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 fore going rights, in connection with the operation and maintenance of TaxTaker Properties and/or TaxTaker’s business.
5. TAX CREDIT CALCULATIONS.
5.1 Calculating Projected Credits. TaxTaker will use Your Content to calculate your projected tax credit, if any. Any projected tax credit is based on Your Content, as provided to TaxTaker by you or on your behalf, and you are solely responsible for verifying the accuracy of such information. If the Services determine that you are projected to receive a tax credit at the end of the tax year, you can adjust your tax withholding amount which may increase your take-home pay. In some cases, the adjustments may be made through the Services, or the Services will provide you with the applicable Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) forms and instructions on how to adjust your paycheck tax withholdings. It is your responsibility to carefully review any IRS forms that you use to ensure they contain accurate information.
(a) THIS SERVICE IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE, SUCH AS LEGAL,ACCOUNTING, TAX ADVICE, OR OTHER FINANCIAL ADVICE THAT IS TAILORED TO YOUR FINANCIAL PLANNING,GOALS, OR SITUATION. YOU SHOULD SEEK SUCH PROFESSIONAL SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR PROFESSIONAL TAX,FINANCIAL OR BUSINESS ADVICE CUSTOMIZED TO YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS.
(b) YOU HAVE THE SOLE AND FINAL RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE ACCURATE ANDCOMPLETE INFORMATION FOR US TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES IN WHOLE OR IN PART. THIS RESPONSIBILITYINCLUDES PROVIDING THE SERVICES AND TAXTAKER WITH TIMELY AND COMPLETE ACCESS TO ANY APPLICABLEINFORMATION. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING THE ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION THAT ISPROVIDED TO US DIRECTLY BY YOU OR IMPORTED FROM ANY RELEVANT THIRD PARTY.
(c) YOUR PROJECTED TAX CREDIT IS AN ESTIMATE. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACYOF YOUR PROJECTED CREDIT. WE CALCULATE YOUR PROJECTED TAX CREDIT BASED ON CURRENTLY AVAILABLEINFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU OR ON YOUR BEHALF, AS WELL AS TAX LAW GUIDANCE AS IT CURRENTLY EXISTS.CHANGES TO YOUR FINANCIAL SITUATION OR TAX LAW (INCLUDING CURRENT IRS INTERPRETATIONS), AND OTHERSIMILAR FACTORS, MAY CHANGE THE ULTIMATE OUTCOME OF YOUR TAX CREDIT.
6. USER CONDUCT.
As a condition of use, you agree not to use TaxTaker Properties for any purpose that is prohibited by this Agreement or by applicable law. You shall not (and shall not permit any third party)either (a) take any action or (b) Make Available any Content on or through TaxTaker Properties that: (i)infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity or other right of any person or entity; (ii) is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, tortious, obscene, offensive, or profane; (iii) constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail; (iv) involves commercial activities and/or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes without TaxTaker’s prior written consent;(v) impersonates any person or entity, including any employee or representative of TaxTaker; (vi) interferes with or attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of TaxTaker Properties or uses TaxTaker Properties in any way not expressly permitted by this Agreement; or (vii) attempts to engage in or engage in, any potentially harmful acts that are directed against TaxTaker Properties, including but not limited to violating or attempting to violate any security features of TaxTaker Properties, using manual or automated software or other means to access, “scrape,” “crawl” or “spider” any pages contained in TaxTaker Properties, introducing viruses, worms, or similar harmful code into TaxTaker Properties, or interfering or attempting to interfere with use of TaxTaker Properties by any other user, host or network, including by means of overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mail bombing,” or “crashing” TaxTaker Properties.
7. FEES AND PURCHASE TERMS.
7.1 Payment. You agree to pay all fees or charges to your Account in accordance with the fees, charges and billing terms in effect at the time a fee or charge is due and payable. You must provide TaxTaker with a valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or any other issuer accepted by us) or account of a payment provider(“Payment Provider”) such as PayPal or Stripe, or purchase order information, as a condition to signing up for the Services. Your Payment Provider agreement governs your use of the designated credit card or Payment Provider account, and you must refer to that agreement, not this Agreement, to determine your rights and liabilities. By providing TaxTaker with your credit card number or Payment Provider account and associated payment information, you agree that TaxTaker is authorized to immediately invoice your Account for all fees and charges due and payable to TaxTaker hereunder and that no additional notice or consent is required. You agree to immediately notify TaxTaker of any change in your billing address or the credit card or Payment Provider account used for payment hereunder. TaxTaker reserves the right at any time to change its prices and billing methods, either immediately upon posting on TaxTaker Properties or by e-mail delivery to you.
7.2 Service Subscription Fees. You will be responsible for payment of the applicable fee for any Services (each, a “Service Subscription Fee”) at the time you create your Account and select your annual package(each, a “Service Commencement Date”). Except as set forth in the Agreement, all fees for the Services are non-refundable. No contract will exist between you and TaxTaker for the Services until TaxTaker accepts your order by a confirmatory e-mail, SMS/MMS message, or other appropriate means of communication.
7.3 Taxes. The payments required under Section 7.2 of this Agreement do not include any Sales Tax that may be due in connection with the services provided under this Agreement. If TaxTaker determines it has a legal obligation to collect a Sales Tax from you in connection with this Agreement, TaxTaker shall collect such Sales Tax in addition to the payments required under Section 7.2 of this Agreement. If any services, or payments for any services, under the Agreement are subject to any Sales Tax in any jurisdiction and you have not remitted the applicable Sales Tax to TaxTaker, you will be responsible for the payment of such Sales Tax and any related penalties or interest to the relevant tax authority, and you will indemnify TaxTaker for any liability or expense TaxTaker may incur in connection with such Sales Taxes. Upon TaxTaker’s request, you will provide it with official receipts issued by the appropriate taxing authority, or other such evidence that you have paid all applicable taxes. For purposes of this section, “Sales Tax” shall mean any sales or use tax and any other tax measured by sales proceeds that is the functional equivalent of a sales tax where the applicable taxing jurisdiction does not otherwise impose a sales or use tax.
7.4 Withholding Taxes. You agree to make all payments of fees to TaxTaker free and clear of, and without reduction for, any withholding taxes. Any such taxes imposed on payments of fees to TaxTaker will be your sole responsibility, and you will provide TaxTaker with official receipts issued by the appropriate taxing authority, or such other evidence as we may reasonably request, to establish that such taxes have been paid.
7.5 Automatic Renewal. Your subscription will continue indefinitely until terminated in accordance with the Agreement. After your initial annual subscription period, and again after any subsequent annual subscription period, your subscription will automatically commence on the first day following the end of such period (each a “Renewal Commencement Date”) and continue for an additional equivalent period, at TaxTaker’s then-current price for such subscription. You agree that your Account will be subject to this automatic renewal feature unless you cancel your subscription at least thirty (30) days prior to the Renewal Commencement Date(or in the event that you receive a notice from TaxTaker that your subscription will be automatically renewed, you will have thirty (30) days from the date of the TaxTaker notice), or notifying TaxTaker that you would like to “Change/Cancel Membership”. If you do not wish your Account to renew automatically, or if you want to change or terminate your subscription, please contact TaxTaker at email@example.com or log in and go to the “Change/Cancel Membership” page on your “Account Settings'' page. If you cancel your annual subscription, you may use your subscription until the end of your then-current subscription term; your annual subscription will not be renewed after your then-current term expires. However, you will not be eligible for a prorated refund of any portion of the subscription fee paid for the then-current annual subscription period. By subscribing, you authorize TaxTaker to charge your Payment Provider now, and again at the beginning of any subsequent annual subscription period. Upon renewal of your annual subscription, if TaxTaker does not receive payment from your Payment Provider, (a) you agree to pay all amounts due on your Account upon demand and/or (b) you agree that TaxTaker may either terminate or suspend your subscription and continue to attempt to charge your Payment Provider until payment is received (upon receipt of payment, your Account will be activated and for purposes of automatic renewal, your new subscription commitment period will begin as of the day payment was received).
You agree to indemnify and hold TaxTaker, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, partners, suppliers, and licensors (each, a “TaxTaker Party” and collectively, the “TaxTaker Parties”) harmless from any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reason able attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of any and all of the following: (a) Your Content; (b) your use of, or inability to use, any TaxTaker Property; (c) your violation of the Agreement; (d) your violation of any rights of another party, including any Registered Users; or (e) your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. TaxTaker 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 TaxTaker in asserting any available defenses. This provision does not require you to indemnify any of the TaxTaker Parties for any unconscionable commercial practice by such party or for such party’s fraud, deception, false promise, misrepresentation or concealment, or suppression or omission of any material fact in connection with the Website or any Services provided hereunder. You agree that the provisions in this section will survive any termination of your Account, the Agreement and/or your access to TaxTaker Properties.
9. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS.
9.1 As Is. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BYAPPLICABLE LAW, YOUR USE OF TAXTAKER PROPERTIES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK, AND TAXTAKER PROPERTIES AREPROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITH ALL FAULTS. TAXTAKER PARTIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FORA PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT ARISING FROM USE OF THE WEBSITE.
(a) TAXTAKER PARTIES MAKE NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR CONDITION THAT: (1)TAXTAKER PROPERTIES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (2) YOUR USE OF TAXTAKER PROPERTIES WILL BEUNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE; OR (3) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OFTAXTAKER PROPERTIES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE.
(b) ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED FROM OR OTHERWISE ACCESSED THROUGH TAXTAKERPROPERTIES IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND YOU SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TOYOUR PROPERTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM AND ANY DEVICE YOU USE TOACCESS TAXTAKER PROPERTIES, OR ANY OTHER LOSS THAT RESULTS FROM ACCESSING SUCH CONTENT.
(c) THE SERVICES MAY BE SUBJECT TO DELAYS, CANCELLATIONS AND OTHER DISRUPTIONS.TAXTAKER MAKES NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR CONDITION WITH RESPECT TO SERVICES, INCLUDING BUTNOT LIMITED TO, THE QUALITY, EFFECTIVENESS, REPUTATION AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS OF SERVICES.
(d) NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROMTAXTAKER OR THROUGH TAXTAKER PROPERTIES WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.
(E) FROM TIME TO TIME, TAXTAKER MAY OFFER NEW “BETA” FEATURES OR TOOLS WITHWHICH ITS USERS MAY EXPERIMENT. SUCH FEATURES OR TOOLS ARE OFFERED SOLELY FOR EXPERIMENTALPURPOSES AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND MAY BE MODIFIED OR DISCONTINUED ATTAXTAKER’S SOLE DISCRETION. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION APPLY WITH FULL FORCE TO SUCH FEATURES ORTOOLS.
9.2 No Liability for Conduct of Third Parties. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT TAXTAKERPARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE, AND YOU AGREE NOT TO SEEK TO HOLD TAXTAKER PARTIES LIABLE, FOR THE CONDUCTOF THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING OPERATORS OF EXTERNAL SITES, AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM SUCH THIRDPARTIES RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
9.3 Third-Party Materials. As a part of TaxTaker Properties, you may have access to materials that are hosted by another party. You agree that it is impossible for TaxTaker to monitor such materials and that you access these materials at your own risk.
10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
10.1 Disclaimer of Certain Damages. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENTPROVIDED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL TAXTAKER PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE ORDATA, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES OR COSTS DUE TO LOSS OFPRODUCTION OR USE, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, INEACH CASE WHETHER OR NOT TAXTAKER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, ARISINGOUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE AGREEMENT OR ANY COMMUNICATIONS, INTERACTIONS OR MEETINGSWITH OTHER USERS OF TAXTAKER PROPERTIES, ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, RESULTING FROM: (A) THE USE ORINABILITY TO USE TAXTAKER PROPERTIES; (B) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICESRESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED; OR MESSAGESRECEIVED FOR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH TAXTAKER PROPERTIES; (C) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TOOR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (D) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ONTAXTAKER PROPERTIES; OR (E) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATED TO TAXTAKER PROPERTIES, WHETHER BASED ONWARRANTY, COPYRIGHT, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGALTHEORY. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL NOT APPLY TO LIABILITY OF A TAXTAKER PARTY FOR (I)DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY A TAXTAKER PARTY’S NEGLIGENCE; OR FOR (II) ANY INJURY CAUSED BY ATAXTAKER PARTY’S FRAUD OR FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION.
10.2 Cap on Liability. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, TAXTAKER PARTIES WILL NOT BELIABLE TO YOU FOR MORE THAN THE GREATER OF (A) THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID TO TAXTAKER BY YOU DURING THEONE-MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO THE ACT, OMISSION OR OCCURRENCE GIVING RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY; (B) ONEHUNDRED DOLLARS ($100); OR (C) THE REMEDY OR PENALTY IMPOSED BY THE STATUTE UNDER WHICH SUCHCLAIM ARISES. THE FOREGOING CAP ON LIABILITY SHALL NOT APPLY TO LIABILITY OF A TAXTAKER PARTY FOR (I)DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY A TAXTAKER PARTY’S NEGLIGENCE; OR FOR (II) ANY INJURY CAUSED BY ATAXTAKER PARTY’S FRAUD OR FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION.
10.4 Exclusion of Damages. CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATIONOF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONSMAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.10.5 Basis of the Bargain. THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTALELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN TAXTAKER AND YOU.
If TaxTaker becomes aware of any possible violations by you of the Agreement, TaxTaker reserves the right to investigate such violations. If, as a result of the investigation, TaxTaker believes that criminal activity has occurred, TaxTaker reserves the right to refer the matter to, and to cooperate with, any and all applicable legal authorities. TaxTaker is entitled, except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, to disclose any information or materials on or in TaxTaker Properties, including Your Content, in TaxTaker’s possession in connection with your use of TaxTaker Properties, to (i) comply with applicable laws, legal process or governmental request; (ii) enforce the Agreement, (iii) respond to any claims that Your Content violates the rights of third parties, (iv) respond to your requests for customer service, or (v)protect the rights, property or personal safety of TaxTaker, its Registered Users or the public, and all enforcement or other government officials, as TaxTaker in its sole discretion believes to be necessary or appropriate.
12. TERM AND TERMINATION.
12.1 Term. The Agreement commences on the date when you accept them (as described in the preamble above) and remain in full force and effect while you use TaxTaker Properties, unless terminated earlier in accordance with the Agreement.
12.2 Termination of Services by TaxTaker. You will have thirty (30) days from the Service Commencement Date, or any Renewal Commencement Date, for any Services hereunder, to cancel such Service, inwhich case TaxTaker will refund your Service Subscription Fee, if already paid pursuant to Section 7.1 or 7.2, for the applicable Service. Except as set forth above, the Service Subscription Fee for any Service shall be non-refundable. If timely payment cannot be charged to your Payment Provider for any reason, if you have materially breached any provision of the Agreement, or if TaxTaker is required to do so by law (e.g., where the provision of the Website or the Services is, or becomes, unlawful), TaxTaker has the right to, immediately and without notice, suspend or terminate any Services provided to you. You agree that all terminations for cause shall be made in TaxTaker’s sole discretion and that TaxTaker shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your Account.
12.3 Termination of Services by You. If you want to terminate the Services provided by TaxTaker, you may do so by (a) notifying TaxTaker at any time and (b) closing your Account for all of the Services that you use. Your notice should be sent, in writing, to TaxTaker’s address set forth below. THE SERVICES WILL CONTINUE AT THEEND OF EACH SUBSCRIPTION PERIOD UNLESS YOU CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEPROCEDURE SET FORTH IN SECTION 7.5 (AUTOMATIC RENEWAL).
12.4 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. TaxTaker will not have any liability whatsoever to you for any suspension or termination, including for deletion of Your Content. All provisions of the Agreement which by their nature should survive, shall survive termination of Services, including without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, and limitation of liability.
12.5 No Subsequent Registration. If your registration(s) with, or ability to access, TaxTaker Properties or any other TaxTaker community, is discontinued by TaxTaker due to your violation of any portion of the Agreement or for conduct otherwise inappropriate for the community, then you agree that you shall not attempt tore-register with or access TaxTaker Properties, and you acknowledge that you will not be entitled to receive are fund for fees related to those TaxTaker Properties to which your access has been terminated. In the event that you violate the immediately preceding sentence, TaxTaker 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.
13. DISPUTE RESOLUTION.
Please read the following arbitration agreement in this section (“Arbitration Agreement”) carefully. It requires users to arbitrate disputes with TaxTaker and limits the manner in which you can seek relief from us.
13.1 Applicability of Arbitration Agreement. You agree that any dispute, claim, or request for relief relating in any way to your access or use of the Website, to any products sold or distributed through the Website, or to any aspect of your relationship with TaxTaker, will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that (a) you may assert claims or seek relief in small claims court if your claims qualify; and (b) you or TaxTaker may seek equitable relief in court for infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights (such as trade marks, trade dress, domain names, trade secrets, copyrights, and patents). This Arbitration Agreement shall apply, without limitation, to all disputes or claims and requests for relief that arose or were asserted before the effective date of this Agreement or any prior version of this Agreement.
13.2 Arbitration Rules and Forum. The Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this Arbitration Agreement. To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your dispute or claim or request for relief to our registered agent: Ari Palmer, 1401Lavaca Street #645, Austin, Texas 78701. The arbitration will be conducted by JAMS, an established alternative dispute resolution provider. Disputes involving claims, counterclaims, or request for relief under $250,000, not inclusive of attorneys’ fees and interest, shall be subject to JAMS’s most current version of the Streamlined Arbitration Rules and procedures available at http://www.jamsadr.com/rules-streamlined-arbitration/; all other disputes shall be subject to JAMS’s most current version of the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures, available at http://www.jamsadr.com/rules-comprehensive-arbitration/. JAMS’s rules are also available atwww.jamsadr.com or by calling JAMS at 800-352-5267. If JAMS is not available to arbitrate, the parties will select an alternative arbitral forum. If the arbitrator finds that you cannot afford to pay JAMS’s filing, administrative, hearing and/or other fees and cannot obtain a waiver from JAMS, TaxTaker will pay them for you. In addition, TaxTaker will reimburse all such JAMS’s filing, administrative, hearing and/or other fees for disputes, claims, or requests for relief totaling less than $10,000 unless the arbitrator determines the claims are frivolous. You may choose to have the arbitration conducted by telephone, based on written submissions, or in person in the country where you live or at another mutually agreed location. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.
13.3 Authority of Arbitrator. The arbitrator shall have exclusive authority to (a) determine the scope and enforceability of this Arbitration Agreement and (b) resolve any dispute related to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of this Arbitration Agreement including, but not limited to, any assertion that all or any part of this Arbitration Agreement is void or voidable. The arbitration will decide the rights and liabilities, if any, of you and TaxTaker. The arbitration proceeding will not be consolidated with any other matters or joined with any other cases or parties. The arbitrator shall have the authority to grant motions dispositive of all or part of any claim. The arbitrator shall have the authority to award monetary damages and to grant any non-monetary remedy or relief available to an individual under applicable law, the arbitral forum’s rules, and the Agreement (including the Arbitration Agreement). 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 has the same authority to award relief on an individual basis that a judge in a court of law would have. The award of the arbitrator is final and binding upon you and us.
13.4 Waiver of Jury Trial. YOU AND TAXTAKER HEREBY WAIVE ANY CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORYRIGHTS TO SUE IN COURT AND HAVE A TRIAL IN FRONT OF A JUDGE OR A JURY. You and TaxTaker are instead electing that all disputes, claims, or requests for relief shall be resolved by arbitration under this Arbitration Agreement, except as specified in Section 13.1 above. An arbitrator can award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court and must follow this Agreement as a court would. However, there is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is subject to very limited review.
13.5 Waiver of Class or Other Non-Individualized Relief. ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS, AND REQUESTS FORRELIEF WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT MUST BE ARBITRATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASISAND NOT ON A CLASS OR COLLECTIVE BASIS, ONLY INDIVIDUAL RELIEF IS AVAILABLE, AND CLAIMS OF MORE THANONE CUSTOMER OR USER CANNOT BE ARBITRATED OR CONSOLIDATED WITH THOSE OF ANY OTHER CUSTOMER ORUSER. If a decision is issued stating that applicable law precludes enforcement of any of this section’s limitations as to a given dispute, claim, or request for relief, then such aspect must be severed from the arbitration and brought into the State or Federal Courts located in the State of Texas. All other disputes, claims, or requests for relief shall be arbitrated.
13.6 30-Day Right to Opt Out. You have the right to opt out of the provisions of this Arbitration Agreement by sending written notice of your decision to opt out to: firstname.lastname@example.org, within thirty (30) days after first becoming subject to this Arbitration Agreement. Your notice must include your name and address, your TaxTaker username (if any), the email address you used to set up your TaxTaker account (if you have one), and an unequivocal statement that you want to opt out of this Arbitration Agreement. If you opt out of this Arbitration Agreement, all other parts of this Agreement will continue to apply to you. Opting out of this Arbitration Agreement has no effect on any other arbitration agreements that you may currently have, or may enter in thefuture, with us.
13.7 Severability. Except as provided in Section 13.5, if any part or parts of this Arbitration Agreement are found under the law to be invalid or unenforceable, then such specific part or parts shall be of no force and effect and shall be severed and the remainder of the Arbitration Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.
13.8 Survival of Agreement. This Arbitration Agreement will survive the termination of your relationship with TaxTaker.
13.9 Modification. Notwithstanding any provision in this Agreement to the contrary, we agree that if TaxTaker makes any future material change to this Arbitration Agreement, you may reject that change within thirty(30) days of such change becoming effective by writing TaxTaker at the following address: TaxTaker Inc., 1401Lavaca Street #645, Austin, Texas, 78701.
14. THIRD-PARTY SERVICES.
The Services may contain links to third-party services such as third party websites, applications, or ads (“Third-Party Links”). When you click on such a link, we will not warn you that you have left the Services. TaxTaker does not control and is not responsible for Third-Party Links. TaxTaker provides these Third-Party Links only as a convenience and does not review, approve, monitor, endorse, warrant, or make any representations with respect to them, or any content, products or services accessible through such links. Your use of all Third-Party Links is at your own risk. When you leave the Services, our Agreement and policies no longer govern. You should review applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any Third-Party Links, and should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction with any third party.
15. GENERAL PROVISIONS.
15.1 Electronic Communications. The communications between you and TaxTaker may take place via electronic means, whether you visit TaxTaker Properties or send TaxTaker e-mails, or whether TaxTaker posts notices on TaxTaker Properties or communicates with you via e-mail. For contractual purposes, you (a) consent to receive communications from TaxTaker in an electronic form; and (b) agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that TaxTaker 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, including but not limited to the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act at15 U.S.C. §7001 et seq. (“E-Sign”).
15.2 Release. You hereby release TaxTaker 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 TaxTaker 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 Agreement or your use of TaxTaker 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 that the creditor or releasing party does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release and that, if known by him or her, would have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor or released party.” The foregoing release does not apply to any claims, demands, or any losses, damages, rights and actions of any kind, including personal injuries, death or property damage for any unconscionable commercial practice by a TaxTakerParty or for such party’s fraud, deception, false, promise, misrepresentation or concealment, suppression oromission of any material fact in connection with the Website.
15.3 Assignment. The Agreement, and your rights and obligations hereunder, may not be assigned, subcontracted, delegated or otherwise transferred by you without TaxTaker’s prior written consent, and any attempted assignment, subcontract, delegation, or transfer in violation of the foregoing will be null and void.
15.4 Force Majeure. TaxTaker 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.
15.5 Questions, Complaints, Claims. If you have any questions, complaints or claims with respect to TaxTaker Properties, please contact us at: TaxTaker Inc., 1401 Lavaca Street #645, Austin, Texas, 78701 email@example.com.. We will do our best to address your concerns. If you feel that your concerns have been addressed incompletely, we invite you to let us know for further investigation.
15.6 Exclusive Venue. To the extent the parties are permitted under this Agreement to initiate litigation in a court, both you and TaxTaker agree that all claims and disputes arising out of or relating to the Agreement will be litigated exclusively in the state or federal courts located in Austin, Texas.
15.7 Governing Law. THE TERMS AND ANY ACTION RELATED THERETO WILL BE GOVERNED ANDINTERPRETED BY AND UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, CONSISTENT WITH THE FEDERAL ARBITRATIONACT, WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY PRINCIPLES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE LAW OF ANOTHERJURISDICTION. THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON CONTRACTS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODSDOES NOT APPLY TO THE AGREEMENT.
15.8 Notice. Where TaxTaker requires that you provide an e-mail address, you are responsible for providing TaxTaker with your most current e-mail address. In the event that the last e-mail address you provided to TaxTaker is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to you any notices required/ permitted by the Agreement, TaxTaker’s dispatch of the e-mail containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice. You may give notice to TaxTaker at the following address: TaxTaker Inc., 1401 Lavaca Street #645, Austin, Texas,78701. Such notice shall be deemed given when received by TaxTaker by letter delivered by nationally recognized overnight delivery service or first class postage prepaid mail at the above address.
15.9 Waiver. Any waiver or failure to enforce any provision of the Agreement on one occasion will not be deemed a waiver of any other provision or of such provision on any other occasion.
15.10 Severability. If any portion of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intention of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.
15.11 Export Control. You may not use, export, import, or transfer TaxTaker Properties except as authorized by U.S. law, the laws of the jurisdiction in which you obtained TaxTaker Properties, and any other applicable laws. In particular, but without limitation, TaxTaker 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 TaxTaker 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 TaxTaker 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 TaxTaker 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 TaxTaker products, services or technology, either directly or indirectly, to any country in violation of such laws and regulations.
15.12 Consumer Complaints. In accordance with California Civil Code §1789.3, you may report complaints to the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by contacting them in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.
15.13 Entire Agreement. The Agreement is 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