Last Updated Date: June 27, 2023
1661, Inc. d/b/a GOAT (“GOAT”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) provides curated products and other services through our website (“Site”), our mobile applications (“Apps”), and any other properties that link to these Terms (collectively, the “Service”). Users who purchase items are called “Buyers”, and users who list items are called “Sellers”. Users may be both Buyers and Sellers on the Services. On the Service, Sellers can submit items for sale by taking and uploading photos and entering a sale price, as well as the size and condition of the item. Buyers can browse items and can choose to purchase the items listed for sale on the Service. If you are a Buyer based in Canada, you are entering into these Terms with GOAT Group Canada, Inc. and all applicable references to “GOAT”, “we”, “us”, or “our” will be to GOAT Group Canada, Inc. If you are a resident of Quebec, Canada, please see Conditions d’Utilisation for the French translation of these Terms.
Please carefully read these Terms, including the binding arbitration provision contained below under “Dispute Resolution”, which will require you to submit claims you have against us to binding and final arbitration, unless you opt out of the binding arbitration provision by following the opt-out procedures described below under “Dispute Resolution” or unless a limited exception described in these Terms applies. If you do not opt out of the binding arbitration provision, you will only be permitted to pursue claims against us on an individual basis, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any class or representative action or proceeding, and you will only be permitted to seek relief (including monetary, injunctive, and declaratory relief) on an individual basis. These Terms govern your access to and use of the Service and, except as otherwise provided in these Terms, all Collective Content (as defined below). These Terms constitute a legally binding agreement between you and GOAT.
KEY TERMS RELATED TO CONTENT
“Collective Content” means Registered User Content and GOAT Content.
“Content” means text, graphics, images, music, software, audio, video, information or other materials.
“GOAT Content” means all Content that GOAT makes available on or through the Service, including any Content licensed from a third party, but excluding Registered User Content.
“Registered User” means a person who completes GOAT’s account registration process, as described under “Account Registration” below.
“Registered User Content” means all Content that a Registered User posts, tags on their own social media accounts, uploads, publishes, submits, or transmits to be made available on or through the Service or related social media.
Certain areas of the Site and Apps, and your access to or use of parts of the Service or Collective Content, may have different terms and conditions posted or may require you to agree with and accept additional terms and conditions. If there is a conflict between these Terms and terms and conditions posted for a specific area of the Site, Apps, Service or Collective Content, the latter terms and conditions will take precedence with respect to your use of or access to that area of the Site, Apps, Service or Collective Content.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICE OR BY POSTING ANY CONTENT ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE, YOU ARE INDICATING THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS, WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE REGISTERED WITH THE SERVICE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, THEN YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT.
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion and to the fullest extent permitted by law, to modify, discontinue or terminate the Service and to modify these Terms at any time. If we modify these Terms, we will update the Terms on the Site and will provide notice of the modification either by email or through a general notice on the Site. We will also update the “Last Updated Date” at the top of these Terms. Please review this page and these Terms from time to time so you are aware of any changes. By continuing to access or use the Service after we have modified the Terms, you are indicating that you agree to be bound by the modified Terms. If the modified Terms are not acceptable to you, please cease using the Service.
Users of the Service must be at least 18 years old or have the permission and acceptance (to these Terms) of a parent or guardian. Access or use of the Service by anyone under the age of 13 is prohibited even with parental or guardian consent. By using the Service, you also represent, warrant and agree that you are able to form a legally binding contract with the Company, you are not a person who is barred from using the Services under the laws of the United States or any other applicable jurisdiction (including, for example, that you do not appear on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or face any other similar prohibition), you will comply with these Terms and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules, and regulations, and will promptly assist GOAT in its compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations, as requested by GOAT.
ACCOUNT REGISTRATION AND SECURITY
In order to access certain features of the Service and to post any Registered User Content on or through the Service, you must register to create an account (“Account”) and become a “Registered User”. You will be required to provide certain information during the registration process, and you agree to provide accurate, current, and complete information during the registration process and to update such information to keep it accurate, current, and complete. Where you have provided your phone number or email address during or after the registration process, you agree to us sending you security codes by text message or email to verify your identity as a Registered User. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your Account for any reason at our discretion, including failure to provide certain information or to verify your identity when prompted, or if any information provided during the registration process or thereafter proves to be inaccurate, not current, or incomplete. You are responsible for safeguarding your password. You agree not to disclose your password to any third party and to take sole responsibility for any activities or actions under your Account, whether or not you have authorized such activities or actions. You will immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your Account by contacting us.
You acknowledge and agree that the Service and Collective Content may contain images and descriptions of fashion items and other content that are protected by copyright, trademark, or other laws of the United States and foreign countries. Except as expressly provided in these Terms, GOAT and its licensors exclusively own all right, title and interest in and to the Service and Collective Content, including all associated intellectual property rights. You agree not to modify, copy, frame, scrape, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, remove, obscure, or create derivative works based on any copyright, trademark, service mark, or other proprietary right contained on, incorporated in, or accompanying the Service or Collective Content.
All trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names, and other proprietary designations of GOAT (the “GOAT Trademarks”) displayed on the Service or Collective Content are trademarks or registered trademarks of GOAT. Any other trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names, and other proprietary designations displayed on the Service or Collective Content may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Nothing in these Terms should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of the GOAT Trademarks, without our prior written permission in each instance. All goodwill generated from the use of GOAT Trademarks will inure to GOAT’s exclusive benefit.
Subject to your compliance with these Terms, GOAT grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license, without the right to sublicense, to access, view, and print any Collective Content solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes. You will not use, copy, adapt, modify, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, or otherwise exploit the Service or Collective Content, except as expressly permitted by these Terms. No licenses or rights are granted to you by implication or otherwise under any intellectual property rights owned or controlled by GOAT or its licensors, except for the licenses and rights expressly granted in these Terms. Any violation of the foregoing will constitute a breach of these Terms and may result in immediate termination of your right to use the Service.
REGISTERED USER CONTENT
By becoming a Registered User, you hereby grant GOAT the right to display certain account information including, but not limited to, your account username and location. Subject to GOAT’s sole discretion, Registered Users may post, tag, upload, publish, submit, and transmit Registered User Content. By making any Registered User Content available on or through the Service or social media tag, you hereby grant to GOAT and its licensees a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free license, with the right to sublicense, to use, copy, adapt, modify, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, create derivative works of, and otherwise exploit such Registered User Content. You acknowledge and agree that such license is not subject to compensation for use of name, image, or likeness, or any right of attribution or other moral rights. GOAT does not claim any ownership rights in any such Registered User Content and nothing in these Terms will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit any such Registered User Content. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for all Registered User Content that you make available on or through the Service. Accordingly, you represent and warrant that: (i) you are the sole and exclusive owner of all Registered User Content that you make available on or through the Service or you have all rights, licenses, consents, and releases that are necessary to grant the rights in such Registered User Content, as contemplated under these Terms; and (ii) neither the Registered User Content nor your posting, tagging, uploading, publication, submission, or transmittal of the Registered User Content, or GOAT’s or its users’ use of the Registered User Content (or any portion thereof), will infringe, misappropriate, or violate a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation. To the fullest extent permitted by law, GOAT is not responsible or liable for the removal or deletion of (or the failure to remove or delete) any of your Registered User Content.
We welcome and encourage you to provide feedback, comments and suggestions for improvements to the Service (“Feedback”). You may submit Feedback by contacting us. You acknowledge and agree that all Feedback will be the sole and exclusive property of GOAT and you hereby irrevocably assign to GOAT, and agree to irrevocably assign to GOAT, all of your right, title, and interest in and to all Feedback, including without limitation all worldwide patent rights, copyright rights, trade secret rights, and other proprietary or intellectual property rights therein. At our request and expense, you will execute documents and take such further acts as we may reasonably request to assist us to acquire, perfect, and maintain GOAT’s intellectual property rights and other legal protections for the Feedback.
You agree not to do any of the following:
Access or use the Service if you are not able to form legally binding contracts (for example, if you are between 13 and 18 years old and have not received permission from a parent or guardian to access or use the Service) or are temporarily or indefinitely banned or suspended from using our Services;
Post, tag, upload, publish, submit or transmit any Content that: (i) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; (iv) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar, or offensive; (v) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment, or harm against any individual or group; (vi) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any other person; or (vii) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances;
Use, display, mirror, or frame the Service or any individual element within the Service (including the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page within the Service), GOAT’s name, any GOAT Trademark, or any other proprietary information of GOAT, without our express prior written consent;
Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Service, our computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of our providers;
Attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any of our systems or networks or breach any security or authentication measures;
Avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble, or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by us or any of our providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Service or Collective Content;
Attempt to access or search the Service or Collective Content, or download Collective Content from the Service, through the use of any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism (including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools or the like) other than the software and/or search agents provided by us or other generally available third-party web browsers;
Use the Service to send any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, email, junk mail, spam, chain letters, or other form of solicitation;
Use any meta tags or other hidden text or metadata utilizing a GOAT Trademark, GOAT logo URL or GOAT product name without our express prior written consent;
Use the Service for any commercial purpose for the benefit of any third party or in any manner not permitted by these Terms;
Use Collective Content for any commercial purpose, for the benefit of any third party, or in any manner not permitted by these Terms;
Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, or in any way use the Service to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information;
Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Service;
Interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host or network, including by sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the Service;
Take any action that imposes or may impose (as determined in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure or otherwise interferes with the functioning of the Service;
Collect or store any personally identifiable information from the Service about other users of the Service without their express prior written consent;
Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
Violate any applicable law or regulation;
Do anything else that we determine, in our sole discretion, misuses or otherwise negatively impacts the Service; or
Encourage or enable any individual to do any of the foregoing.
We will have the right to investigate and prosecute violations of any of the above to the fullest extent of the law. We may involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who violate these Terms. You acknowledge that we have no obligation to monitor your access to or use of the Service or Collective Content or to review or edit any Registered User Content, but that we have the right to do so for the purpose of operating the Service, to ensure your compliance with these Terms, or to comply with applicable law or the order or requirement of a court, administrative agency, or other governmental body. We reserve the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove or disable access to any Collective Content, including any Registered User Content, that we, in our sole discretion, consider to be objectionable, in violation of these Terms, or otherwise harmful to the Service.
The Service may contain links to third-party websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for: (i) the availability or accuracy of such websites or resources; or (ii) the text, products, or services on or available from such websites or resources. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by us of such websites or resources or the text, products, or services available from such websites or resources. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources.
ADDITIONAL RIGHTS AND TERMS FOR APPS
If you comply with the Terms, GOAT grants to you a limited non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license, with no right to sublicense, to download and install the Apps on your personal computers, mobile devices, tablets, wearable devices, and/or other devices and to run the Apps solely for your own personal purposes. Except as expressly permitted in the Terms, you may not: (i) copy, modify or create derivative works based on any Apps; (ii) distribute, transfer, sublicense, lease, lend or rent any Apps to any third party; (iii) reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any Apps (unless applicable law permits, despite this limitation); or (iv) make the functionality of any Apps available to multiple users through any means.
Additional Information: Apple App Store. This section applies to any App that you acquire from the Apple App Store or use on an iOS device. Apple has no obligation to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the App. In the event of any failure of the App to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Apple, and Apple may refund the App purchase price to you (if applicable) and, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the App. Apple is not responsible for addressing any claims by you or any third party relating to the App or your possession and use of it, including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the App fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation. Apple is not responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any third-party claim that your possession and use of the App infringe that third party’s intellectual property rights. Apple and its subsidiaries are third-party beneficiaries of these Terms, and upon your acceptance of the Terms, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms against you as a third-party beneficiary thereof. 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 must also comply with any applicable third-party terms of service, including these Terms, when using the App.
Registering for the Service is free, but we charge certain fees based on various transactions on the Service. Our fee structure is outlined in our Fee Policy and is incorporated by reference into these Terms.
We reserve the right to change, or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, some or all of such fees (including for promotional events), and such changes are effective when we post information about the changes through the Service. We may also change our Fee Policy at any time and in our sole discretion, and any changes to the Fee Policy are effective upon the posting of such changes to the Site or upon written notice to any user.
When submitting an item for sale on the Service, you agree to our rules and policies for Sellers described in our Selling with GOAT Policy and our FAQ, each of which are incorporated by reference into these Terms. You further agree that you have the legal authority to sell each item that you are submitting on the Service and that the photos you upload and the information you provide accurately reflect the item you send to us or the Buyer, as applicable.
When buying an item on the Service, you agree to our rules and policies for Buyers described in our FAQ and our Purchases and Returns Policy, each of which are incorporated by reference into these Terms. You further agree that you are responsible for reading the full item listing before making a decision to purchase an item. GOAT is the seller of record for purchases made by buyers shopping from the United States.
Listed items may remain in a Seller’s physical possession until a purchase is completed. For this reason, while we may help facilitate the resolution of disputes, and may provide assurances stated in our Assurance of Authenticity, we do not otherwise guarantee, to the fullest extent permitted by law, (i) the existence, quality, safety or legality of the items advertised; (ii) the truth or accuracy of Sellers’ representations; (iii) the ability of Sellers to deliver sold items; (iv) the ability of Buyers to pay for items; (v) that a transaction will actually be completed or that an item will be returned; or (vi) the legal transfer of an item from the Seller to the Buyer (or from Seller to GOAT to Buyer).
In addition, there may be times when certain information contained on the Service may be incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, or appear inaccurate because of the browser, hardware, or other technology that you use. For example, we cannot guarantee that your computer monitor's display of any color will be accurate. We reserve the right to correct errors or to update information at any time without notice. We have the right to refuse or limit any orders or quantities, extend the delivery timeline for any reason after the order has been placed and accepted, and/or refuse to ship an item to you for any reason. We will not be liable if an item is unavailable or if shipment is delayed.
TERMINATION AND ACCOUNT CANCELLATION
If you breach any of these Terms, we will have the right to suspend or disable your Account or terminate these Terms as they apply to you, at our sole discretion and without prior notice to you. We reserve the right to revoke your access to and use of the Service and Collective Content at any time, with or without cause. When you register to join the Service and create an Account, you are free to choose any name to identify yourself to other Registered Users. However, any complaints to us by Registered Users arising out of or in connection with your use of a false name may result, in our sole discretion and without prior notice to you, in the suspension or disabling of your Account or the termination of these Terms. In the event we terminate these Terms for your breach, revoke your access to and use of the Service, or terminate or discontinue the Service and consequently these Terms, you will remain liable for all amounts due under these Terms. You may cancel your Account at any time by contacting us.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THESE TERMS, ANY PROVISION OF THESE TERMS THAT IMPOSES OR CONTEMPLATES CONTINUING OBLIGATIONS ON YOU OR GOAT WILL SURVIVE THE TERMINATION OF THESE TERMS.
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICE AND RELIANCE ON THE COLLECTIVE CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SERVICE AND COLLECTIVE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, GOAT EXPLICITLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. GOAT MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SERVICE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER DISABLING DEVICES OR HARMFUL COMPONENTS. GOAT MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY REGARDING THE QUALITY OF ANY SERVICES, COLLECTIVE CONTENT, OR ANYTHING ELSE PURCHASED ON OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, TRUTHFULNESS, COMPLETENESS, OR RELIABILITY OF ANY COLLECTIVE CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE.
GOAT PERIODICALLY AMENDS, CHANGES, UPDATES, AND ALTERS THE SERVICE WITHOUT NOTICE. GOAT ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT OF THE SERVICE. GOAT SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY DUTY TO UPDATE THE CONTENT OF, OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION ON, THE SERVICE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM GOAT OR THROUGH THE SERVICE OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT, WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of certain warranties, so some or all of the foregoing disclaimer may not apply to you.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold GOAT and its officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of the Service or Collective Content or your violation of these Terms. We reserve the right to assume all or any part of the defense of any such claims and negotiations for settlement, and you agree to fully cooperate with us in doing so.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE AND COLLECTIVE CONTENT REMAINS WITH YOU. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NEITHER GOAT NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SERVICE OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA OR LOSS OF GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE, OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL OR BODILY INJURY OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH: (I) THESE TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT; (II) THE CONDUCT OF YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT; (III) ANY COMMUNICATIONS, INTERACTIONS, OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICE OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT OR OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT; (IV) YOUR VISIT TO A VENUE RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT; (V) PRICING, SHIPPING, FORMAT, OR OTHER GUIDANCE PROVIDED BY GOAT; (VI) DELAYS OR DISRUPTIONS IN THE SERVICE; (VII) VIRUSES OR OTHER MALICIOUS SOFTWARE OBTAINED BY ACCESSING THE SERVICE OR THOSE OF ANY SITE, SERVICES, OR TOOLS LINKED TO THE SERVICE; (VIII) GLITCHES, BUGS, ERRORS, OR INACCURACIES OF ANY KIND IN THE SERVICE; (IX) DAMAGE TO YOUR HARDWARE DEVICE FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE; (X) THE CONTENT, ACTIONS, OR INACTIONS OF THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING ITEMS LISTED USING THE SERVICE OR THE DESTRUCTION OF ALLEGEDLY FAKE ITEMS; (XI) A SUSPENSION OR OTHER ACTION TAKEN WITH RESPECT TO YOUR ACCOUNT; (XII) THE DURATION OR MANNER IN WHICH ITEMS YOU LIST APPEAR ON THE SERVICE; OR (XIII) YOUR NEED TO MODIFY PRACTICES, CONTENT OR BEHAVIOR, OR YOUR LOSS OF ABILITY TO DO BUSINESS, AS A RESULT OF CHANGES TO THESE TERMS OR OUR POLICIES, IN EACH CASE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT GOAT HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, EVEN IF A LIMITED REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT GOAT SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR YOUR ACTIONS OR COMMUNICATIONS USING THE SERVICE OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE. GOAT SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY BREACH OF SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ANY LINKED SITES OR FOR ANY INFORMATION OR PRODUCTS OBTAINED THROUGH USE OF THE SERVICE OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SAME, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION OR BASIS OF ANY CLAIM.
WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OF THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT WILL GOAT'S AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT EXCEED THE AMOUNTS YOU HAVE PAID TO GOAT FOR USE OF THE SERVICE OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACTION GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY OR ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00 USD), WHICHEVER IS GREATER. THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND GOAT.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES OR EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES. IN A JURISDICTION THAT DOES NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN DAMAGES, THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF GOAT SHALL BE LIMITED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE TERMS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
CONTROLLING LAW AND JURISDICTION
These Terms and any action related to these Terms will be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue of any action to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation or violation of a party’s copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents or other intellectual property rights will be the state and federal courts located in the Central District of California, and each of you and GOAT waives any objection to jurisdiction and venue in such courts. If the agreement to arbitrate set forth below under the heading “Dispute Resolution” is found not to apply to you or to a particular dispute, claim or controversy, either as a result of your decision to opt out of the agreement to arbitrate or as a result of a decision by the arbitrator or a court order, the exclusive jurisdiction and venue for the resolution of such dispute, claim or controversy will be the state and federal courts located in the Central District of California, and each of you and GOAT waives any objection to jurisdiction and venue in such courts.
NOTICE FOR CALIFORNIA USERS
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users of the Service are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1020 N Street, #501, Sacramento, California 95814, or by telephone at 1-916-445-1254.
These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between you and GOAT regarding the Service and Collective Content, and these Terms supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between you and GOAT regarding the Service and Collective Content.
You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent. Any attempt to assign or transfer these Terms without such consent will be null and of no effect. We may assign or transfer these Terms at our sole discretion and without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of you, GOAT, and the respective successors and permitted assigns of you and GOAT.
Any notices or other communications permitted or required hereunder, including those regarding modifications to these Terms, will be in writing and given by GOAT: (i) via email to the address that you provide to us or (ii) by posting to the Site. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY. EXCEPT AS THE TERMS OTHERWISE PROVIDE AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO TRY ANY CLAIM IN COURT BEFORE A JUDGE OR JURY AND TO BRING OR PARTICIPATE IN ANY CLASS, COLLECTIVE, OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE ACTION. Other rights that you would have if you brought a claim to court, such as access to discovery or appeals, also might be unavailable or limited in arbitration.
Agreement to Binding Arbitration; Class Action Waiver. Except as these Terms otherwise provide and to the fullest extent permitted by law, you and GOAT acknowledge and agree that you are each waiving the right to a trial by jury and to the litigation of disputes in state or federal courts of general jurisdiction. The parties further agree that any arbitration shall be conducted in their individual capacities only and not as a class action/class arbitration or other representative action, and the parties expressly waive their right to file a class action or seek relief on a class basis. You and GOAT may not be plaintiffs or class members in any purported class, collective, private attorney general, or representative proceeding, or otherwise make or proceed with any claim on a collective or consolidated basis, and may each bring claims against the other only in your or its individual capacity. As referenced above, the arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only on an individual basis and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by the individual claim. Any dispute, claim or controversy between you and GOAT, its subsidiaries or affiliates and their respective agents, employees, officers, directors, principals, successors, and assigns (collectively for purposes of this Dispute Resolution section, "GOAT") arising from or relating in any way to: (i) these Terms (including previous versions of these Terms) and their interpretation or the breach, termination, enforcement, or validity thereof, and the relationships which result from these Terms; (ii) your use of or access to the Service; or (iii) the action of GOAT or its agents, or any items or services listed, offered, sold, purchased, or distributed by GOAT on or through the Service or through any website or mobile application owned or operated by GOAT (collectively, “Covered Disputes”) will be resolved by binding arbitration, rather than in court. Covered Disputes shall be interpreted broadly.
Initiating Arbitration. You and GOAT agree that any Covered Dispute between you and GOAT shall be settled by final and binding arbitration, except that each party retains the right to bring an individual action in small claims court and the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in a court of competent jurisdiction to prevent the actual or threatened infringement, misappropriation, or violation of a party's copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, or other intellectual property rights. Arbitration Rules and Governing Law. Any arbitration between you and GOAT will be administered by National Arbitration and Mediation ("NAM") in accordance with NAM's operative Comprehensive Dispute Resolution Rules and Procedures (the "NAM Rules") in effect at the time any demand for arbitration is filed with NAM, as modified by this “Dispute Resolution” section. For a copy of the NAM Rules, please visit this link or contact NAM at NAM's National Processing Center at 990 Stewart Avenue, 1st Floor, Garden City, NY 11530. If you have a question about the NAM Rules, please contact NAM via email at [email protected]. If NAM is unavailable or unwilling to administer the arbitration, the parties will select an alternative private neutral arbitrator to conduct the arbitration in accordance with the NAM Rules. If the parties are unable to agree, they will petition a court of competent jurisdiction to appoint an arbitration administrator that will do so. Any arbitration will be held before a single neutral arbitrator. The Federal Arbitration Act will govern the interpretation and enforcement of this “Dispute Resolution” section.
Arbitration Process and Selection of Arbitrator. A party who desires to initiate arbitration must provide NAM with a written demand for arbitration or arbitration notice form made available from the arbitration administrator and supplement that form with a detailed description of your claim. You must personally sign your demand for arbitration. You agree to also send GOAT a copy of your demand for arbitration by email to [email protected]. If GOAT initiates arbitration, GOAT will send a copy of its demand for arbitration to your email address on file. Unless you and GOAT otherwise agree, the arbitration will be conducted in the county you reside in within a reasonable time, without undue delay. All parties participating in arbitration shall have the right, at their own expense, to be represented by a spokesperson of their own choosing. If your claim does not exceed $10,000 USD, then you or GOAT may elect to have the arbitration be conducted by telephone or solely on the basis of documents you and GOAT submit to the arbitrator, unless either you or GOAT requests a hearing or the arbitrator determines that a hearing is necessary. If your claim exceeds $10,000 USD, or seeks declaratory or injunctive relief, either party may request to hold an in-person or virtual hearing from the arbitrator. In-person hearings will take place in the county where you reside or at another location reasonably convenient for you, or at a mutually agreed upon location. The right to a hearing will be determined by the NAM Rules. Subject to the NAM Rules, the arbitrator will have the discretion to direct a reasonable exchange of information by the parties, consistent with the expedited nature of the arbitration. Unless otherwise prohibited by law, all arbitration proceedings will be confidential and closed to the public and any parties other than you and GOAT, and all records relating thereto will be permanently sealed, except as necessary to obtain court confirmation of the arbitration award (provided that the party seeking confirmation shall seek to file such records under seal to the extent permitted by law).
Arbitrator's Decision. The arbitrator has the sole authority to address all claims or arguments by both parties concerning the formation, legality, and enforceability of this arbitration clause, the scope of this clause, and the arbitrability of any claim or issue arising between you and GOAT. Provided the parties have not agreed otherwise, the arbitrator will have the same powers as a court of competent jurisdiction would to administer the arbitration and will administer the arbitration according to these Terms. The arbitrator will render an award within the timeframe specified in the NAM Rules. The arbitrator's decision will include the essential findings and conclusions upon which the arbitrator based the award. The arbitrator's award shall be final and binding only between you and GOAT and shall have no preclusive effect in any other arbitration or proceeding involving a different party, provided that the arbitrator may consider rulings in other arbitrations involving different arbitrations. The arbitrator's award may be subject to review in accordance with applicable statutes governing arbitration awards. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having competent jurisdiction thereof. The arbitrator may award fees and costs as provided by the NAM Rules or to the extent such fees and costs could be awarded in a court of competent jurisdiction or if the arbitrator determines that a claim, proceeding, or defense was frivolous, brought for harassment, for improper purpose, or in bad faith. The arbitrator shall apply the provisions of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 68 after entry of the award. The prevailing party in arbitration will be entitled to an award of attorneys' fees and expenses, to the extent provided under applicable law.
Costs of Arbitration. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the NAM Rules. You will be responsible for payment of the then-current filing fee as required by NAM Rules at the time the demand is filed. GOAT will be responsible for payment of the balance of such filing fee and other administrative and arbitrator fees associated with the arbitration in accordance with the NAM Rules. If you are able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, GOAT will pay as much of your share of the filing fee as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive.
Special Additional Procedures for Mass Arbitration. If 25 or more individuals seek to initiate arbitrations with GOAT raising similar claims, and counsel for the individuals bringing the claims are the same or coordinated or the claims are otherwise coordinated ("Mass Claims"), you and GOAT agree that these additional procedures shall apply, along with the applicable NAM Rules. You understand and agree that if you choose to initiate your claim as part of Mass Claims, the adjudication of your claim might be delayed. Counsel for the individuals and counsel for GOAT shall each select the same number of cases, up to (15 cases (per side), to be filed in and proceed in arbitration in bellwether proceedings to be resolved individually. Each case in the first set of bellwether proceedings shall be assigned to a separate and different arbitrator. In the meantime, no other cases may be filed or deemed filed, processed, adjudicated, or pending in arbitration, nor shall any arbitration fees be assessed in connection with those cases, until the first set of up to 30 cases are settled. If the parties are unable to resolve the remaining cases after the conclusion of the first set of bellwether proceedings, each side may select an additional same number of cases, up to 15 cases (per side), to be filed in and proceed in arbitration in a second set of bellwether proceedings to be resolved individually. Each case in each additional set of bellwether proceedings shall be assigned to a separate and different arbitrator. This process shall continue consistent with this staged process of administering and moving forward up to a maximum of 30 individual arbitration proceedings at a time until the parties are able to resolve all of the Mass Claims, either through settlement or arbitration. If these additional mass arbitration procedures apply to your claim, any applicable statute of limitations shall be tolled from the time the first cases are selected for a bellwether proceeding until your claim is selected for a bellwether proceeding, withdrawn, or otherwise resolved. A court of competent jurisdiction shall have the authority to enforce these mass arbitration procedures and, if necessary, to enjoin the filing or prosecution of arbitrations.
Opt-Out Right. YOU MAY OPT OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE. IF YOU DO SO, NEITHER YOU NOR GOAT CAN REQUIRE THE OTHER TO PARTICIPATE IN AN ARBITRATION PROCEEDING. TO OPT OUT, YOU MUST NOTIFY US IN WRITING WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS OF THE DATE THAT YOU FIRST BECAME SUBJECT TO THIS ARBITRATION PROVISION BY EMAILING [email protected]. You must include your name and residence address, the email address for your account, and a clear statement that you want to opt out of this arbitration agreement.
Severability of Arbitration Provisions. If a court of competent jurisdiction decides that applicable law precludes enforcement of any portion of this “Dispute Resolution” section as to a particular claim for relief, then such claim (and only such claim) must be severed from the arbitration and may be litigated in a civil court of competent jurisdiction, and the parties agree that litigation of those claims shall be stayed pending the outcome of any individual claims in arbitration. All other claims will be arbitrated, and the arbitrator (and not any federal, state, or local court or agency) shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute arising out of or relating to the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation, validity, scope, applicability or formation of this agreement to arbitrate (including previous versions of this agreement to arbitrate), any part thereof, or of these Terms (including previous versions of these Terms), including, but not limited to, any claim that all or any part of this agreement to arbitrate or the Terms are void or voidable. Further, if any part of this “Dispute Resolution” section is found to prohibit an individual claim seeking public injunctive relief, that provision will have no effect to the extent such relief is allowed to be sought out of arbitration, and the remainder of this “Dispute Resolution” section will be enforceable.
Changes. Notwithstanding the provisions of the “Modification” section above, if we materially change this “Dispute Resolution” section after the date you first accepted these Terms (or accepted any subsequent changes to these Terms), you may reject any such change by sending us written notice by emailing [email protected] within 30 days of the date such change becomes effective, as indicated above, or in our email to you notifying you of such change or cancel your account. By rejecting any change or canceling your account, you are agreeing that you will arbitrate any Covered Dispute between you and GOAT in accordance with the provisions of this “Dispute Resolution” section as of the date you first accepted these Terms (or accepted any subsequent changes to these Terms). If you reopen your canceled account or create a new account, you agree to be bound by the then current version of the Terms.
Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of GOAT. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the fullest extent permissible and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.
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