Terms of Use


These Terms of Use are effective on August 22nd, 2019.

By accessing or using the HeySwap website, the HeySwap service, or any applications (including mobile applications and HeyImagine! Ads system) made available by HeySwap (together, the "System"), however accessed, you agree to be bound by these terms of use ("Terms of Use"). The System is owned or controlled by HeySwap, Inc. ("HeySwap"). These Terms of Use affect your legal rights and obligations. If you do not agree to be bound by all of these Terms of Use, do not access or use the System.

There may be times when we offer a special feature that has its own terms and conditions that apply in addition to these Terms of Use. In those cases, the terms specific to the special feature control to the extent there is a conflict with these Terms of Use.

ARBITRATION NOTICE: EXCEPT IF YOU OPT-OUT AND EXCEPT FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DISPUTES DESCRIBED IN THE ARBITRATION SECTION BELOW, YOU AGREE THAT DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND HeySwap WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION.

Basic Terms

You must be at least 13 years old to use the System.

You may not post violent, nude, partially nude, discriminatory, unlawful, infringing, hateful, pornographic or sexually suggestive photos or other content via the System.

You are responsible for any activity that occurs through your account and you agree you will not sell, transfer, license or assign your account, followers, username, or any account rights. With the exception of people or businesses that are expressly authorized to create accounts on behalf of their employers or clients, HeySwap prohibits the creation of and you agree that you will not create an account for anyone other than yourself. You also represent that all information you provide or provided to HeySwap upon registration and at all other times will be true, accurate, current and complete and you agree to update your information as necessary to maintain its truth and accuracy.

You agree that you will not solicit, collect or use the login credentials of other HeySwap users.

You are responsible for keeping your password secret and secure.

You must not defame, stalk, bully, abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate people or entities and you must not post private or confidential information via the System, including, without limitation, your or any other person's credit card information, social security or alternate national identity numbers, non-public phone numbers or non-public email addresses.

You may not use the System for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. You agree to comply with all laws, rules and regulations (for example, federal, state, local and provincial) applicable to your use of the System and your Content (defined below), including but not limited to, copyright laws.

You are solely responsible for your conduct and any data, text, files, information, usernames, images, graphics, photos, profiles, audio and video clips, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, applications, links and other content or materials (collectively, "Content") that you submit, post or display on or via the System.

You must not change, modify, adapt or alter the System or change, modify or alter another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with the System or HeySwap.

You must not create or submit unwanted email, comments, likes or other forms of commercial or harassing communications (a/k/a "spam") to any HeySwap users.

You must not use domain names or web URLs in your username without prior written consent from HeySwap.

You must not interfere or disrupt the System or servers or networks connected to the System, including by transmitting any worms, viruses, spyware, malware or any other code of a destructive or disruptive nature. You may not inject content or code or otherwise alter or interfere with the way any HeySwap page is rendered or displayed in a user's browser or device.

You must not create accounts with the System through unauthorized means, including but not limited to, by using an automated device, script, bot, spider, crawler or scraper.

You must not attempt to restrict another user from using or enjoying the System and you must not encourage or facilitate violations of these Terms of Use or any other HeySwap terms.

Violation of these Terms of Use may, in HeySwap's sole discretion, result in termination of your HeySwap account. You understand and agree that HeySwap cannot and will not be responsible for the Content posted on the System and you use the System at your own risk. If you violate the letter or spirit of these Terms of Use, or otherwise create risk or possible legal exposure for HeySwap, we can stop providing all or part of the System to you.

General Conditions

We reserve the right to modify or terminate the System or your access to the System for any reason, without notice, at any time, and without liability to you. You can deactivate your HeySwap account by logging into the System and completing the removal request. If we terminate your access to the System or you use the form detailed above to deactivate your account, your photos, comments, likes, friendships, and all other data will no longer be accessible through your account (e.g., users will not be able to navigate to your username and view your photos), but those materials and data may persist and appear within the System (e.g., if your Content has been reshared by others). Your budget balance will be kept and will be equally distributed to projects.

We reserve the right to modify or remove projects that are violating the guidelines below:

    Sexually explicit material
  • Sexually suggestive material
  • Adult services or products
  • Pornography of any kind
  • Material relating to adult industry
  • Campaigns in defense of formal charges or claims of heinous crimes, violent, hateful, sexual or discriminatory acts
  • Content associated with hate groups or terrorist organizations
  • Campaigns including inflammatory or accusatory statements
  • Underage consumption or abuse of alcohol, tobacco, or narcotics
  • Drug abuse, products or paraphernalia
  • The illegal purchase or use of marijuana
  • Offering equity or return-on-investment
  • Pyramid or ponzi schemes, "get rich quick" schemes
  • Purchases of annuities, investments, equity or lottery contracts
  • Offshore banking or currency exchanges
  • Betting, gambling, raffles, or sweepstakes
  • Exchange of unrecognized or crypto-currencies
  • Offering monetary rewards, including gift cards
  • Non-medical or violent bodily mutilation
  • Non-prescribed drug use or purchase
  • Graphic content of injuries or procedures
  • Procedures conducted outside of an accredited medical institution
  • Directly funding an abortion
  • The purchase, transfer or production of non-FDA approved ingestible or consumable products and services
  • Hurtful or hateful language
  • Violent or hateful material
  • Materials including bigotry, racism, sexism, or profanity
  • Supporting or inciting treasonous behavior
  • False, misleading, dishonest statements
  • Blood, gore, graphic material
  • Sorcery, unexplained sciences or absurd claims
  • Funding or planning an assassination, suicide, or assisted suicide
  • Ending the life of an animal
  • The purchase, transfer, or exchange of weapons of any kind including guns, knives, explosives and ammunition
  • Campaigns in support of rebel groups, militias, gangs, or any organized violence

    Upon termination, all licenses and other rights granted to you in these Terms of Use will immediately cease.

    We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change these Terms of Use ("Updated Terms") from time to time. Unless we make a change for legal or administrative reasons, we will provide reasonable advance notice before the Updated Terms become effective. You agree that we may notify you of the Updated Terms by posting them on the System, and that your use of the System after the effective date of the Updated Terms (or engaging in such other conduct as we may reasonably specify) constitutes your agreement to the Updated Terms. Therefore, you should review these Terms of Use and any Updated Terms before using the System. The Updated Terms will be effective as of the time of posting, or such later date as may be specified in the Updated Terms, and will apply to your use of the System from that point forward. These Terms of Use will govern any disputes arising before the effective date of the Updated Terms.

    We reserve the right to refuse access to the System to anyone for any reason at any time.

    We reserve the right to force forfeiture of any username for any reason.

    We may, but have no obligation to, remove, edit, block, and/or monitor Content or accounts containing Content that we determine in our sole discretion violates these Terms of Use.

    You are solely responsible for your interaction with other users of the System, whether online or offline. You agree that HeySwap is not responsible or liable for the conduct of any user. HeySwap reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor or become involved in disputes between you and other users. Exercise common sense and your best judgment when interacting with others, including when you submit or post Content or any personal or other information.

    There may be links from the System, or from communications you receive from the System, to third-party web sites or features. There may also be links to third-party web sites or features in images or comments within the System. The System also includes third-party content that we do not control, maintain or endorse. Functionality on the System may also permit interactions between the System and a third-party web site or feature, including applications that connect the System or your profile on the System with a third-party web site or feature. For example, the System may include a feature that enables you to share Content from the System or your Content with a third party, which may be publicly posted on that third party's service or application. Using this functionality typically requires you to login to your account on the third-party service and you do so at your own risk. HeySwap does not control any of these third-party web services or any of their content. You expressly acknowledge and agree that HeySwap is in no way responsible or liable for any such third-party services or features. YOUR CORRESPONDENCE AND BUSINESS DEALINGS WITH THIRD PARTIES FOUND THROUGH THE System ARE SOLELY BETWEEN YOU AND THE THIRD PARTY. You may choose, at your sole and absolute discretion and risk, to use applications that connect the System or your profile on the System with a third-party service (each, an "Application") and such Application may interact with, connect to or gather and/or pull information from and to your System profile. By using such Applications, you acknowledge and agree to the following: (i) if you use an Application to share information, you are consenting to information about your profile on the System being shared; (ii) your use of an Application may cause personally identifying information to be publicly disclosed and/or associated with you, even if HeySwap has not itself provided such information; and (iii) your use of an Application is at your own option and risk, and you will hold the HeySwap Parties (defined below) harmless for activity related to the Application.

    You agree that you are responsible for all data charges you incur through use of the System.

    We prohibit crawling, scraping, caching or otherwise accessing any content on the System via automated means, including but not limited to, user profiles and photos (except as may be the result of standard search engine protocols or technologies used by a search engine with HeySwap's express consent).

    Payments terms

    All payments / transactions made on HeySwap by advertisers or by the System are made using Stripe. HeySwap charges a flat fee of 25% on all payments collected, 75% being redirected to seven global funds controlled by the users ('customers') of HeySwap. Credit card payment processing services for Advertisers on HeySwap are provided by Stripe, Inc. ("Stripe") and are subject to the Stripe Connected Account Agreement, which includes the Stripe Terms of Service (collectively, the "Stripe Services Agreement"). By continuing to operate as a Advertiser on HeySwap, you agree to be bound by the Stripe Services Agreement, as the same may be modified by Stripe from time to time. As a condition to HeySwap enabling credit card payment processing services through Stripe, you agree to provide HeySwap accurate and complete information about you and your business, and you authorize HeySwap to share any such information with Stripe, as well as transaction information related to your use of the payment processing services provided by Stripe. In all cases, standard credit card or other third party processing fees apply in addition to any Service Fees. We are not responsible for the performance of any third party credit card processing or third party payment services. Stripe charges 2.9% + 30¢ per successful charge, or less based on volume.

    At the end of the voting process, HeySwap will redirect the amount of money collected by its customers according to their choices. We reserve the right to refuse a payment if the selected project doesn't meet the guidelines. In this case, the amount will go to the following project in the rankings.

    Rights

    HeySwap does not claim ownership of any Content that you post on or through the System. Instead, you hereby grant to HeySwap a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use the Content that you post on or through the System, subject to the System's Privacy Policy, including but not limited to sections 3 ("Sharing of Your Information"), 4 ("How We Store Your Information"), and 5 ("Your Choices About Your Information"). You can choose who can view your Content and activities, including your photos, as described in the Privacy Policy.

    Some of the System is supported by advertising revenue and may display advertisements and promotions, and you hereby agree that HeySwap may place such advertising and promotions on the System or on, about, or in conjunction with your Content. The manner, mode and extent of such advertising and promotions are subject to change without specific notice to you.

    You acknowledge that we may not always identify paid services, sponsored content, or commercial communications as such.

    You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the Content posted by you on or through the System or otherwise have the right to grant the rights and licenses set forth in these Terms of Use; (ii) the posting and use of your Content on or through the System does not violate, misappropriate or infringe on the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark and/or other intellectual property rights; (iii) you agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owed by reason of Content you post on or through the System; and (iv) you have the legal right and capacity to enter into these Terms of Use in your jurisdiction.

    The System contains content owned or licensed by HeySwap ("HeySwap Content"). HeySwap Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws, and, as between you and HeySwap, HeySwap owns and retains all rights in the HeySwap Content and the System. You will not remove, alter or conceal any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the HeySwap Content and you will not reproduce, modify, adapt, prepare derivative works based on, perform, display, publish, distribute, transmit, broadcast, sell, license or otherwise exploit the HeySwap Content.

    The HeySwap name and logo are trademarks of HeySwap, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of HeySwap. In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts are service marks, trademarks and/or trade dress of HeySwap, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without prior written permission from HeySwap.

    Although it is HeySwap's intention for the System to be available as much as possible, there will be occasions when the System may be interrupted, including, without limitation, for scheduled maintenance or upgrades, for emergency repairs, or due to failure of telecommunications links and/or equipment. Also, HeySwap reserves the right to remove any Content from the System for any reason, without prior notice. Content removed from the System may continue to be stored by HeySwap, including, without limitation, in order to comply with certain legal obligations, but may not be retrievable without a valid court order. Consequently, HeySwap encourages you to maintain your own backup of your Content. In other words, HeySwap is not a backup service and you agree that you will not rely on the System for the purposes of Content backup or storage. HeySwap will not be liable to you for any modification, suspension, or discontinuation of the Systems, or the loss of any Content. You also acknowledge that the Internet may be subject to breaches of security and that the submission of Content or other information may not be secure.

    You agree that HeySwap is not responsible for, and does not endorse, Content posted within the System. HeySwap does not have any obligation to prescreen, monitor, edit, or remove any Content. If your Content violates these Terms of Use, you may bear legal responsibility for that Content.

    Except as otherwise described in the System's Privacy Policy, as between you and HeySwap, any Content will be non-confidential and non-proprietary and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure of Content. You acknowledge and agree that your relationship with HeySwap is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other type of special relationship, and that your decision to submit any Content does not place HeySwap in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public, including with regard to your Content. None of your Content will be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of HeySwap, and HeySwap will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Content you provide.

    It is HeySwap's policy not to accept or consider content, information, ideas, suggestions or other materials other than those we have specifically requested and to which certain specific terms, conditions and requirements may apply. This is to avoid any misunderstandings if your ideas are similar to those we have developed or are developing independently. Accordingly, HeySwap does not accept unsolicited materials or ideas, and takes no responsibility for any materials or ideas so transmitted. If, despite our policy, you choose to send us content, information, ideas, suggestions, or other materials, you further agree that HeySwap is free to use any such content, information, ideas, suggestions or other materials, for any purposes whatsoever, including, without limitation, developing and marketing products and services, without any liability or payment of any kind to you.

    Reporting Copyright and Other IP Violations

    We respect other people's rights, and expect you to do the same.

    If you repeatedly infringe other people's intellectual property rights, we will disable your account when appropriate.

    Disclaimer of Warranties

    THE System, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, HeySwap CONTENT, IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE" AND "WITH ALL FAULTS" BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, NEITHER HeySwap NOR ITS PARENT COMPANY NOR ANY OF THEIR EMPLOYEES, MANAGERS, OFFICERS OR AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, THE "HeySwap PARTIES") MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO: (A) THE System; (B) THE HeySwap CONTENT; (C) USER CONTENT; OR (D) SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO HeySwap OR VIA THE System. IN ADDITION, THE HeySwap PARTIES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, CUSTOM, TRADE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS.

    THE HeySwap PARTIES DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE System WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE System OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE System AVAILABLE IS FREE FROM ANY HARMFUL COMPONENTS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, VIRUSES. THE HeySwap PARTIES DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE INFORMATION (INCLUDING ANY INSTRUCTIONS) ON THE System IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR USEFUL. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR USE OF THE System IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE HeySwap PARTIES DO NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE System IS LAWFUL IN ANY PARTICULAR JURISDICTION, AND THE HeySwap PARTIES SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM SUCH WARRANTIES. SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED OR OTHER WARRANTIES SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU TO THE EXTENT SUCH JURISDICTION'S LAW IS APPLICABLE TO YOU AND THESE TERMS OF USE.

    BY ACCESSING OR USING THE System YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOUR ACTIVITIES ARE LAWFUL IN EVERY JURISDICTION WHERE YOU ACCESS OR USE THE System.

    THE HeySwap PARTIES DO NOT ENDORSE CONTENT AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE (WHETHER ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE), INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY OR OTHER CAUSE OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER BASED UPON OR RESULTING FROM ANY CONTENT.

    Limitation of Liability; Waiver

    UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE HeySwap PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, ECONOMIC, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSSES OR DAMAGES) THAT ARE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO: (A) THE System; (B) THE HeySwap CONTENT; (C) USER CONTENT; (D) YOUR USE OF, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE System; (E) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH AN INVESTIGATION BY THE HeySwap PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES REGARDING YOUR OR ANY OTHER PARTY'S USE OF THE System; (F) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH COPYRIGHT OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERS; (G) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE System'S OPERATION; OR (H) ANY DAMAGE TO ANY USER'S COMPUTER, MOBILE DEVICE, OR OTHER EQUIPMENT OR TECHNOLOGY INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGE FROM ANY SECURITY BREACH OR FROM ANY VIRUS, BUGS, TAMPERING, FRAUD, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER LINE OR NETWORK FAILURE OR ANY OTHER TECHNICAL OR OTHER MALFUNCTION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, WORK STOPPAGE, ACCURACY OF RESULTS, OR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE OR EVEN IF THE HeySwap PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WHETHER CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY NEGLIGENCE, ACTS OF GOD, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, OR THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF THE System). IN NO EVENT WILL THE HeySwap PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT WILL THE HeySwap PARTIES TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES OR CAUSES OR ACTION EXCEED ONE HUNDRED UNITED STATES DOLLARS ($100.00).

    YOU AGREE THAT IN THE EVENT YOU INCUR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURIES THAT ARISE OUT OF HeySwap'S ACTS OR OMISSIONS, THE DAMAGES, IF ANY, CAUSED TO YOU ARE NOT IRREPARABLE OR SUFFICIENT TO ENTITLE YOU TO AN INJUNCTION PREVENTING ANY EXPLOITATION OF ANY WEB SITE, service, PROPERTY, PRODUCT OR OTHER CONTENT OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY THE HeySwap PARTIES, AND YOU WILL HAVE NO RIGHTS TO ENJOIN OR RESTRAIN THE DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, ADVERTISING, EXHIBITION OR EXPLOITATION OF ANY WEB SITE, PROPERTY, PRODUCT, service, OR OTHER CONTENT OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY THE HeySwap PARTIES.

    BY ACCESSING THE System, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MAY BE WAIVING RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CLAIMS THAT ARE AT THIS TIME UNKNOWN OR UNSUSPECTED, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH WAIVER, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE, THE BENEFITS OF SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF CALIFORNIA, AND ANY SIMILAR LAW OF ANY STATE OR TERRITORY, WHICH PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS: "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."

    HeySwap IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS, CONTENT, INFORMATION, OR DATA OF THIRD PARTIES, AND YOU RELEASE US, OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM ANY CLAIMS AND DAMAGES, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY CLAIM YOU HAVE AGAINST ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES.

    Indemnification

    You (and also any third party for whom you operate an account or activity on the System) agree to defend (at HeySwap's request), indemnify and hold the HeySwap Parties harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including without limitation, reasonable attorney's fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with any of the following (including as a result of your direct activities on the System or those conducted on your behalf): (i) your Content or your access to or use of the System; (ii) your breach or alleged breach of these Terms of Use; (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation, any intellectual property right, publicity, confidentiality, property or privacy right; (iv) your violation of any laws, rules, regulations, codes, statutes, ordinances or orders of any governmental and quasi-governmental authorities, including, without limitation, all regulatory, administrative and legislative authorities; or (v) any misrepresentation made by you. You will cooperate as fully required by HeySwap in the defense of any claim. HeySwap reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, and you will not in any event settle any claim without the prior written consent of HeySwap.

    Arbitration

    Except if you opt-out or for disputes relating to: (1) your or HeySwap's intellectual property (such as trademarks, trade dress, domain names, trade secrets, copyrights and patents); (2) violations of the API Terms; or (3) violations of provisions 13 or 15 of the Basic Terms, above ("Excluded Disputes"), you agree that all disputes between you and HeySwap (whether or not such dispute involves a third party) with regard to your relationship with HeySwap, including without limitation disputes related to these Terms of Use, your use of the System, and/or rights of privacy and/or publicity, will be resolved by binding, individual arbitration under the American Arbitration Association's rules for arbitration of consumer-related disputes and you and HeySwap hereby expressly waive trial by jury. As an alternative, you may bring your claim in your local "small claims" court, if permitted by that small claims court's rules. You may bring claims only on your own behalf. Neither you nor HeySwap will participate in a class action or class-wide arbitration for any claims covered by this agreement. You also agree not to participate in claims brought in a private attorney general or representative capacity, or consolidated claims involving another person's account, if HeySwap is a party to the proceeding. This dispute resolution provision will be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act. In the event the American Arbitration Association is unwilling or unable to set a hearing date within one hundred and sixty (160) days of filing the case, then either HeySwap or you can elect to have the arbitration administered instead by the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Systems. Judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having competent jurisdiction. Any provision of applicable law notwithstanding, the arbitrator will not have authority to award damages, remedies or awards that conflict with these Terms of Use.

    You may opt out of this agreement to arbitrate. If you do so, neither you nor HeySwap can require the other to participate in an arbitration proceeding. To opt out, you must notify HeySwap in writing within 30 days of the date that you first became subject to this arbitration provision.

    You must include your name and residence address, the email address you use for your HeySwap account, and a clear statement that you want to opt out of this arbitration agreement.

    If the prohibition against class actions and other claims brought on behalf of third parties contained above is found to be unenforceable, then all of the preceding language in this Arbitration section will be null and void. This arbitration agreement will survive the termination of your relationship with HeySwap.

    Time Limitation on Claims

    You agree that any claim you may have arising out of or related to your relationship with HeySwap must be filed within one year after such claim arose; otherwise, your claim is permanently barred.

    Governing Law & Venue

    These Terms of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law AND WILL SPECIFICALLY NOT BE GOVERNED BY THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTIONS ON CONTRACTS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SALE OF GOODS, IF OTHERWISE APPLICABLE. For any action at law or in equity relating to the arbitration provision of these Terms of Use, the Excluded Disputes or if you opt out of the agreement to arbitrate, you agree to resolve any dispute you have with HeySwap exclusively in a state or federal court located in Santa Clara, California, and to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located in Santa Clara County for the purpose of litigating all such disputes.

    If any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable during arbitration or by a court of competent jurisdiction, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. HeySwap's failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms will not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. No waiver of any of these Terms will be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition. HeySwap reserves the right to change this dispute resolution provision, but any such changes will not apply to disputes arising before the effective date of the amendment. This dispute resolution provision will survive the termination of any or all of your transactions with HeySwap.

    Entire Agreement

    If you are using the System on behalf of a legal entity, you represent that you are authorized to enter into an agreement on behalf of that legal entity. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and HeySwap and governs your use of the System, superseding any prior agreements between you and HeySwap. You will not assign the Terms of Use or assign any rights or delegate any obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, whether voluntarily or by operation of law, without the prior written consent of HeySwap. Any purported assignment or delegation by you without the appropriate prior written consent of HeySwap will be null and void. HeySwap may assign these Terms of Use or any rights hereunder without your consent. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, the parties nevertheless agree that such portion will be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions, and the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use remain in full force and effect. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice will act to modify the Terms of Use. These Terms of Use do not confer any third-party beneficiary rights.

    Territorial Restrictions

    The information provided within the System is not intended for distribution to or use by any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject HeySwap to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country. We reserve the right to limit the availability of the System or any portion of the System, to any person, geographic area, or jurisdiction, at any time and in our sole discretion, and to limit the quantities of any content, program, product, service or other feature that HeySwap provides.

    Software related to or made available by the System may be subject to United States export controls. Thus, no software from the System may be downloaded, exported or re-exported: (a) into (or to a national or resident of) any country to which the United States has embargoed goods; or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. By downloading any software related to the System, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of, any such country or on any such list.

    The effective date of these Terms of Use is September 28, 2015. These Terms of Use were written in English (US). To the extent any translated version of these Terms of Use conflicts with the English version, the English version controls.

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