Terms And Conditions

These Terms and Conditions were posted on June 7, 2018, and is effective for new and existing users of One Billion Steps (OBS).

Other Important Notes about this policy:

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  1. Use of the Services and Your Account
  2. Ownership and Use of Content
  3. Community Guidelines
  4. Intellectual Property/ DMCA
  5. Third Party Links and Services
  6. Mobile Services
  7. Physical Activities and Dietary Guidance
  8. Modifications to the Terms and Product-Specific Terms
  9. No Warranties
  10. Limitation of Liability
  11. Indemnification
  12. Governing Law
  13. Disputes and Arbitration, Jurisdiction and Venue
  14. Survival
  15. Miscellaneous
  16. Contact Us

Terms and Conditions of Use

Effective Date: June 7, 2018

These Terms and Conditions of Use are the rules of the game — designed to create a positive, law-abiding community of our users. By using GEM’s products and services, you are agreeing to all the terms below.

Global Entertainment and Media LLC (referred to throughout as “GEM,” “we” or “us”), offer a variety of products and services, including the One Billion Steps (OBS) registration and tracking program, facilitated by Under Armour and its branded fitness and wellness related websites and applications (“MyFitnessPal,” “MapMyFitness” and “Endomondo” and “UA Record,” etc.). GEM is in no way affiliated with Under Armour except as a user of Under Armour’s technology and as a platform provider using Under Armour’s technology (collectively, the “Services”).

Please note that by agreeing to GEM’s Terms and Conditions, you also expressly agree to Under Armour’s Terms and Conditions; however, notwithstanding the foregoing, the Terms and Conditions listed herein do not include Under Armour’s Terms and Conditions, which you can find at https://account.underarmour.com/terms-and-conditions. By using GEM’s and OBS’s Services, you expressly agree that all issues related to Under Armour, its technology platforms, and collective services are separate and apart from GEM’s Services, and that you will hold harmless GEM and its assigns from any issues related to Under Armour and its technology platforms.

THESE TERMS INCLUDE A BINDING ARBITRATION CLAUSE AND A CLASS ACTION WAIVER IN SECTION 15. THIS PROVISION AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS TO RESOLVE DISPUTES WITH GEM AND YOU SHOULD REVIEW IT CAREFULLY. YOUR CHOICE TO MAINTAIN AN ACCOUNT, ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES (REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU CREATE AN ACCOUNT WITH US) CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THESE TERMS AND OUR PRIVACY POLICY, WHICH IS INCORPORATED INTO THE TERMS. IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ANY PART OF THE TERMS, THEN YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO USE OUR SERVICES.

Please note that by accessing or using our Services, your Personal Data (as that term is defined in the Privacy Policy and User-Generated Content (defined below) that you share with one part of the Service) may also be shared among the entirety of GEM and its Services.

Please note the summaries in shaded boxes at the top of most sections are provided to make the Terms easier to understand. In the event of a conflict between any summary and any section of the Terms, the Terms will control.

Please feel free to contact us by emailing info@onebillionstepsct.com if you have any questions or suggestions.

1. Use of the Services and Your Account

1.1 Who can use the GEM Services

You must be at least 18 to register for and use OBS.

No individual under these age limits may use the Services, provide any Personal Data to GEM, or otherwise submit Personal Data through the Services (e.g., a name, address, telephone number, or email address).

1.2 Your Account

You will need to create an OBS account to access the Services, and it's important that the information associated with your account is accurate and up-to-date (particularly your email address - if you ever forget your password, a working email address is often the only way for us to verify your identity and help you log back in).

You may need to register for an OBS account to access or use certain Services. Your account may also automatically provide you access and means to use any new Services.

When you create an account for any of our Services, you must provide us with accurate and complete information as prompted by the account creation and registration process, and keep that information up to date. Otherwise, some of our Services may not operate correctly, and we may not be able to contact you with important notices.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any and all actions that take place while using your account, and you must notify us right away of any actual or suspected loss, theft, or unauthorized use of your account or account password. We are not responsible for any loss that results from unauthorized use of your username and password.

1.3 Service Updates, Changes and Limitations

Our Services are constantly evolving. With the launch of new products, services, and features, we need the flexibility to make changes, impose limits, and occasionally suspend or terminate certain Services. We may also update our Services, which might not work properly if you don't install the updates.

The Services change frequently, and their form and functionality may change without prior notice to you.

We may provide updates (including automatic updates) for certain Services as and when we see fit. This may include upgrades, modifications, bug fixes, patches and other error corrections and/or new features (collectively, “Updates”). Certain portions of our Services may not properly operate if you do not install all Updates. You acknowledge and agree that the Service may not work properly if you do not allow such Updates and you expressly consent to automatic Updates. Further, you agree that the Terms (and any additional modifications of the same) will apply to any and all Updates to the Services. We may change, suspend, or discontinue any or all of the Services at any time, including the availability of any product, feature, database, or Content. In addition, we have no obligation to provide any Updates or to continue to provide or enable any particular features or functionality of any Service. We may also impose limits on certain Services or restrict your access to part or all of the Services without notice or liability.

1.4 Service Monitoring and Suspension

We reserve the right to refuse to provide the Services to anyone and can monitor, terminate or suspend your account or access to the Services at any time.

We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor any accounts and/or activities conducted through or in any way related to the Services (including inviting a fellow user into a community or group), as well as any user's use of or access to Personal Data, and profiles of other users.

We may also deactivate, terminate or suspend your account or access to certain Services at any time: (1) if we, in our sole discretion, determine you are or have been in violation of these Terms or the spirit thereof (as highlighted in our Community Guidelines), (2) if we, in our sole discretion, determine you have created risk or possible legal exposure for GEM, the general public, any third party, or any user of our Services, (3) in response to requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (4) upon discontinuation or material modification of any Services, or (5) due to unexpected technical issues or problems. We will endeavor to notify you by email or the next time you attempt to access your account after any such deactivation, termination or suspension.

1.5 Security

Please let us know right away if you believe your account has been hacked or compromised.

We care about the security of our users. While we work hard to protect the security of your Personal Data, User-Generated Content, and account, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security measures. Please notify us immediately of any actual or suspected breach or unauthorized access or use of your account.


2. Ownership and Use of Content

2.1 Definitions

Content is what shows up on your display when you use our Services. User-Generated Content is any Content that is created by you or other users, and GEM Content is all other Content.

For purposes of these Terms, (i) “Content” means any form of information, data or creative expression and includes, without limitation, video, audio, photographs, images, illustrations, animations, tools, text, ideas, communications, replies, “likes,” comments, software, scripts, executable files, graphics, maps, routes, geo-data, workouts and workout data, biometric data and data elements derived therefrom, training plans, sleep activity, annotations, nutrition information, recipes, interactive features, designs, copyrights, trademarks, service marks, branding, logos, and other similar assets, patents, sounds, applications and any intellectual property therein, any of which may be generated, provided, or otherwise made accessible on or through the Services; (ii) “User-Generated Content” means any Content that a user submits, transfers, or otherwise provides to or through the use of the Services; and (iii) “GEM Content” means all Content that is not User-Generated Content.

2.2 Ownership

You own the Content that you create, and we own the Content that we create.

All GEM Content and all copyright, trademarks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in and on the Services belong to GEM and/or its partners or applicable third parties. Each user retains ownership, responsibility for, and/or other applicable rights in the User-Generated Content that he/she creates, but grants a license of that User Generated Content to GEM as explained in Section 2.5 below. GEM and/or its partners or third parties retain ownership, responsibility for and/or other applicable rights in all GEM Content. Except as expressly provided in the Terms, nothing grants you a right or license to use any GEM Content, including any content owned or controlled by any of our partners or other third parties. You agree not to duplicate, publish, display, distribute, modify, or create derivative works from the material presented through the Services unless specifically authorized in writing by GEM.

2.3 Our License to You

You are welcome to access and use the GEM Content and Services. We work hard to provide a great experience for our users, so please respect our intellectual property rights and only use the GEM Content and Services as intended. This includes not using any GEM Content or Services for commercial purposes without our permission.

Subject to your compliance with these Terms, we grant you a limited, revocable, personal, non-transferable, and non-exclusive right and license to access and use the Services and GEM Content for your own personal, noncommercial purposes, provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work from, reverse engineer, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in, transfer or otherwise commercially exploit any right in the GEM Content or Services.

2.4 Acceptable Usage Guidelines

2.5 Your License to Us

When you post Content in connection with the Services, it belongs to you - however, you’re giving us permission to use that Content in connection with our Services and make the Content available to others. We can edit or remove your Content from our Services at any time for any reason. Don’t post any content that is not yours or that you do not have permission to post.

When you provide User-Generated Content to GEM through the Services, you grant GEM and our users a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, freely transferable, sublicensable, worldwide right and license to use, host, store, cache, reproduce, publish, display (publicly or otherwise), perform (publicly or otherwise), distribute, transmit, modify, adapt (including, without limitation, in order to conform to the requirements of any networks, devices, services, or media through which the Services are available), commercialize, create derivative works of, and otherwise exploit such User-Generated Content in connection with any and all Services. You acknowledge and agree that: (a) we have the right to arrange the posting of User-Generated Content in any way we desire; (b) GEM has no obligation to provide you with any credit when using your User-Generated Content, but if GEM chooses to provide you with credit, the size and placement of the credit is at our sole discretion; and (c) you are not entitled to any compensation or other payment from us in connection with the use of your User-Generated Content.

The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purposes of allowing GEM to operate and allow other users to use the Services in accordance with their functionality, improve the Services, and develop new Services. Notwithstanding the above, we will not make use of any of your User-Generated Content in a manner that is inconsistent with the privacy settings you establish within our Services.

We reserve the right to monitor, remove or modify User-Generated Content for any reason and at any time, including User-Generated Content we believe violates these Terms, the Community Guidelines, and/or our policies.

You agree you will respect the intellectual property rights of others. You represent and warrant you have all the necessary rights to grant GEM the foregoing license for all User-Generated Content you submit in connection with the Services and will indemnify us for any breach of this representation and warranty.

2.6 Spreading the Word

If you share someone else’s personal information with us, you must first get their permission.

We hope you enjoy using our Services and encourage you to share your enthusiasm for them with your friends. If you elect to use the features in our Services to tell a friend about the Services, we will ask you to provide your friend’s email address or social media profile, which we may then use to contact your friend about the Services. We may store the information you provide for a period of time, but we will not post this information publicly. You represent and warrant that you are authorized to provide any third-party contact information that you provide to us for referrals and will indemnify us for any breach of this representation and warranty.

2.7 Content Retention

Please keep in mind that when you make something publicly available on the Internet, it becomes practically impossible to take down all copies of it in the future.

Following termination of your account, or if you remove any User-Generated Content from the Services, we may retain your User-Generated Content for a commercially reasonable period of time for backup, archival, or audit purposes, or as otherwise required or permitted by law. Furthermore, GEM and its users may retain and continue to use, store, display, reproduce, share, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute any of your User-Generated Content that otherwise has been stored or shared through the Services. Accordingly, note that the above license to your User-Generated Content continues even if you stop using the Services. When you post something publicly, others may choose to comment on it, making your Content part of a social conversation. For more information, please review our Privacy Policy.


3. Community Guidelines

3.1 Interactive Areas

Our Services often contain community features, particularly on social media websites. When you post content through these features, that content may become public. We may, but do not always, monitor our community features, and ultimately you are responsible for your interactions with other users. Please use good judgment and play fair.

Some of our Services may include reviews, discussion forums, conversation pages, blogs or other interactive areas or social features that allow you and other users to post User-Generated Content and interact with one another (“Interactive Areas”). You are solely responsible for your use of the Interactive Areas and for any User-Generated Content you post, including the transmission, accuracy and completeness of the User-Generated Content. As the Interactive Areas are often public, you understand your User-Generated Content may be made and remain public. You should, accordingly, never post any Personal Data in an Interactive Area.

We are entitled, but have no obligation, to monitor our community features. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users, whether online or in person, including but not limited to comments, challenges, and friendly competition. We assume no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage resulting from any interaction with other users who employ the Services, individuals you meet through the Services, or individuals who find you because of Content posted on, by or through the Services. Under Armour is under no obligation to become involved in and disclaims all liability related to any disputes between its users and you release GEM from all responsibility and liability arising out of or in connection with such dispute.

3.2 Community Guidelines

Our Services are intended to be a safe and supportive environment to help you reach your fitness and wellness goals. You cannot use our services to post inappropriate material, harass people, send spam, violate intellectual property rights, or act inappropriately. Be reasonable and act responsibly.

Our Services are intended to create a safe and supportive community for all users. To maintain a safe and positive environment, we require everyone to agree to and follow certain rules (the “Community Guidelines”) when posting User-Generated Content and using the Services. Our Community Guidelines are based in many instances on principles of applicable law. Violations of our Community Guidelines accordingly may expose you to criminal charges and civil liability. By using the Services you agree that your User-Generated Content and use of the Services, including without limitation the Interactive Areas, will not violate the Community Guidelines. If you violate the Community Guidelines, we reserve the right to terminate your access to the Services.

If we determine you are violating the Community Guidelines or otherwise have breached the Terms, we may take actions to address the issue, including, but not limited to, terminating your right to use the Services, removing your User-Generated Content, taking legal action against you (in which case you agree that we may recover reasonable costs and attorneys’ fees) or disclosing information to law enforcement authorities. We reserve the right to enforce, or not enforce, these Community Guidelines in our sole discretion, and they don’t create a duty or contractual obligation for us to act in any particular manner.

3.3 Reporting Objectionable User-Generated Content

People do post inappropriate content on user-generated content sites. We do our best to keep the community safe and secure (users respecting the Community Guidelines helps), but you still might run into bad content before we have a chance to take it down. If you spot anything objectionable, please let us know.

While we require all of our users to comply with the Community Guidelines and reserve the right to monitor for violations, we ultimately cannot guarantee all users will comply with the Community Guidelines or these Terms at all times. If you believe any Content submitted to our Services violates the Community Guidelines, or if you know or suspect someone is misusing your User-Generated Content, please report it to us. We have the right, but not the obligation, to review and take action or remove any User-Generated Content you report. You understand and acknowledge that when you access or otherwise use the Services, you may be exposed to User-Generated Content from a variety of sources, and we are not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, legality, appropriateness, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User-Generated Content.

We are not responsible or liable for any injury or harm to you resulting from objectionable User-Generated Content or another user's failure to comply with our Community Guidelines.


4. Intellectual Property/ DMCA

We respect intellectual property laws.

If you believe User-Generated Content or GEM Content infringes copyright or trademark under U.S. or other national law, please notify our us immediately using the contact information provided herein. It is our policy to investigate any allegations of infringement brought to our attention. Please provide us with the following information in your notice of a suspected violation:

Your notice must be signed (physically or electronically) and must be addressed as follows:

Copyright Agent
c/o Global Entertainment and Media, LLC
85 Willow St
New Haven, CT 06511
info@onebillionstepsct.com

You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this section, your notice may not be valid. Some information provided in a notice of infringement may be forwarded to the user who posted the allegedly infringing content. In the U.S., under Section 512(f) of the DMCA, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability. Please see www.copyright.gov for more information about how to prepare or respond to a DMCA notice and/or www.uspto.gov/trademark for more information about trademark rights.


5. Third Party Links and Services

Our Services may link to, interact with or be available on third-party services or products such as social media and third-party devices. If you access such third-party services or products, be aware that different terms and privacy policies apply to your usage of such services.

5.1 Social Networking and Logins

You may enable or log in to the Services via various online third-party services, such as social media and social networking services like Facebook, Twitter or Under Armour (“Social Networking Services”). To take advantage of these features and capabilities, we may ask you to authenticate, register for, or log into Social Networking Services on the websites of their respective providers. As part of this integration, the Social Networking Services will provide us with access to certain information you have provided to them, and we will use, store, and disclose such information in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Please remember the way Third Party Services (including Social Networking Services) use, store, and disclose your information is governed solely by the policies of those Third Party Services, and we have no liability or responsibility for the privacy practices or other actions of any third-party website or service that may be enabled within the Services. In addition, we are not responsible for the accuracy, availability, or reliability of any information, content, goods, data, opinions, advice, or statements made available in connection with Social Networking Services. As such, we are not liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such Social Networking Services.

5.2 Third-Party Applications

You may be able to access certain third-party links, applications, content, services, promotions, special offers, or other events or activities including but not limited to Under Armour and its affiliated technology platforms (“Third-Party Applications”) via our Services. If you choose to access these Third-Party Applications, you may be requested to log-in and sync your accounts with such applications. You are in no way obligated to use any Third-Party Applications, your access and use of such applications is entirely at your own risk, and we have no associated liability. In addition, we are not responsible for the accuracy, availability, or reliability of any information, content, goods, data, opinions, advice, or statements made available by any Third-Party Applications. As such, we are not liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such Third-Party Applications.

5.3 Third Party Products

Our Services may be accessed on third-party devices or other products (“Third Party Products”), and your ability to use certain features of the Services may require you to purchase Third-Party Products (e.g., fitness trackers). While we may recommend, promote, or market the products of certain partners, we have no responsibility for your acquisition or use of any Third-Party Products, and we do not guarantee that Third-Party Products will function with the Services or will be error-free. We hereby disclaim liability for all Third-Party Products, including any Third-Party Products offered by our partners.


6. Mobile Services

All mobile services and technology are provided by third-party platforms, which have their own privacy policies, terms and conditions and standard data and messaging rates. GEM is not responsible for any of these third-party services, platforms or costs thereof.

7. Physical Activities and Dietary Guidance

It's important to us that users stay healthy while achieving their fitness goals. Please be responsible and use your best judgment and common sense. We provide our Services for information purposes only, and can’t be held liable if you get injured or something goes wrong. In particular, while most of the content posted by the other users in our community is helpful, it is coming from strangers on the Internet and should never trump good judgment or actual medical advice.

7.1 Safety First

GEM cares about your safety. You should consult with your healthcare provider(s) and consider the associated risks before using our Services in connection with any physical activity, wellness or fitness program, or any dietary program or guidance. By using our Services, you agree, represent and warrant that you have received consent from your physician to participate in wellness and fitness programs, workouts, exercises or any of the related activities made available to you in connection with the Services, and that you have consulted with your physician before making any dietary changes based upon information available through the Services. Everyone’s condition and abilities are different, and participating in the activities promoted by our Services is at your own risk. If you choose to participate in these activities, you do so of your own free will and accord, knowingly and voluntarily assuming all risks associated with such activities. Activities promoted by the Services may pose risks even to those who are currently in good health.

You understand and agree that we will not carry out and are not responsible for any physical inspection, supervision, preparation, execution or conduct of any activities related to or accessed or discovered via the Services (e.g., featured, official or community created challenges; routes; friendly competitions or similar activities; any single or group training activities; any Third-Party Activities or other events or activities that utilize our Services). Maps, directions and other GPS or navigation data, including data relating to your current location, may be unavailable, inaccurate or incomplete. We encourage you to always put safety first, follow applicable traffic regulations, do not change settings on your device while in motion or in unsafe areas and always be vigilant and take stock of your surroundings when exercising.

You expressly agree that your athletic activities, which may generate the User-Generated Content you post or seek to post on or via the Services (e.g., running, walking, cycling, hiking) and certain Third-Party Activities carry certain inherent and significant risks of property damage, bodily injury, or death and that you voluntarily assume all known and unknown risks associated with these activities, even if caused in whole or part by the action, inaction, or negligence of GEM or by the action, inaction, or negligence of others.

Except as otherwise set out in these Terms, and to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we are not responsible or liable, either directly or indirectly, for any injuries or damages sustained from your physical activities or your use of, or inability to use, any Services or features of the Services, including any Content or activities you access or learn about through our Services (e.g., a Third-Party Activity such as a yoga class), even if caused in whole or part by the action, inaction or negligence of GEM or others. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you expressly agree we do not assume responsibility for any Third-Party Activity or any other race, contest, class, athletic activity or event that utilizes or is promoted by or accessed via the Services.

7.2 Disclaimer Regarding Accuracy and Reliance on Content

We make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of any Content available through the Services, and we make no commitment to update such Content.

In addition, User-Generated Content, including advice, statements, or other information, including, without limitation, food, nutrition, dietary guidance, exercise or training guidance, athletic activities, and exercise database entries, are not produced by GEM, and should not be relied on without independent verification. User-Generated Content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the user from whom such User-Generated Content originated. All information is provided “as is” without any representation, warranty or condition as to its accuracy or reliability.

Not all users who may identify themselves as professional trainers or licensed dieticians are licensed in all applicable jurisdictions. GEM has no and assumes no obligation to verify that users who identify themselves as licensed trainers or dieticians are actually licensed. If you hold yourself out as a licensed trainer or dietician, you represent and warrant that you are actually licensed for the services you provide in the jurisdiction in which you offer your services. Users should also bear in mind that even if a user is a licensed trainer in one jurisdiction that does not mean the trainer user is licensed in the jurisdiction from which other users access the trainer user’s advice. Accordingly, relying on any advice provided by other users is at your own risk. To the extent permitted by applicable law, under no circumstances will GEM be responsible or liable for any loss or damage resulting from your reliance on information or advice provided by any user of our Services.

7.3 Not Medical Advice

We aim to provide useful general information for our community, not professional medical advice. The Services are not medical devices, and the data provided by them is not intended to be utilized for medical purposes or to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, ailment or injury. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you expressly agree we are not providing medical advice via the Services. All Content provided through the Services, whether provided by us or by other users or third parties (even if they are claiming to be a doctor!) is not intended to be and should not be used in place of (a) the advice of your physician or other medical professionals, (b) a visit, call or consultation with your physician or other medical professionals, or (c) information contained on or in any product packaging or label. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we are not responsible for any health problems that may result from training programs, dietary recommendations, consultations, products, or events you learn about through the Services. Should you have any health related questions, please call or see your physician or other healthcare provider promptly. If you have an emergency, call your physician or your local emergency services immediately.

Your use of the Services does not constitute or create a doctor-patient, therapist-patient or other healthcare professional relationship between GEM and you.

7.4 Accuracy

GEM does not warrant the accuracy of any third-party services, including but not limited to Under Armour’s technology platforms.


8. Modifications to the Terms and Product-Specific Terms

As GEM and OBS grow and improve, we might have to make changes to these Terms or include additional terms that are specific to certain products.

8.1 Updates to these Terms

GEM reserves the right to modify these Terms by (i) posting revised Terms on and/or through the Services, and/or (ii) providing advance notice to you of material changes to the Terms, generally via email where practicable, and otherwise through the Services (such as through a notification on the homepage of the OBS websites or in our applications). Modifications will not apply retroactively unless required by law.

We may sometimes ask you to review and to explicitly agree to or reject a revised version of the Terms. In such cases, modifications will be effective at the time of your agreement to the modified version of the Terms. If you do not agree at that time, you are not permitted to use the Services. In cases where we do not ask for your explicit agreement to a modified version of the Terms, the modified version of the Terms will become effective as of the date specified in the Terms. Your choice to maintain an account, access or use the Services (regardless of whether you create an account with us) following that date constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions of the Terms as modified. If you do not agree to the modifications, you are not permitted to use, and should discontinue your use of, the Services.


9. No Warranties

EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, GEM EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS AND GUARANTEES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER THE LAW. THE SERVICES AND ALL CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITH ALL FAULTS BASIS. Without limiting the foregoing, you understand that, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we make no warranty regarding the quality, accuracy, timeliness, truthfulness, completeness, availability, or reliability of any of the Services or any Content. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we do not warrant that (i) the Services will meet your requirements or provide specific results, (ii) the operation of the Services will be uninterrupted, virus- or error-free or free from other harmful elements or (iii) errors will be corrected. Any oral or written advice provided by our agents or us does not and will not create any warranty. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we also make no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to Content; User-Generated Content, in particular, is provided by and is solely the responsibility of the users providing that Content. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained from other users or through the Services, will create any warranty not expressly made herein. You therefore expressly acknowledge and agree that use of the Services is at your sole risk and that the entire risk as to satisfactory quality, performance, accuracy and effort is with you.

10. Limitation of Liability

We are building the best Services we can for you but we can’t promise they will be perfect. We’re not liable for various things that could go wrong as a result of your use of the Services.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, under no circumstances (including, without limitation, negligence) shall GEM, its subsidiaries or partners be liable to you or any third party for (a) any indirect, incidental, special, reliance, exemplary, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever; (b) loss of profits, revenue, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses; (c) damages relating to your access to, use of, or inability to access or use the Services; (d) damages relating to any conduct or content of any third party or user of the Services, including without limitation, defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct or content; and/or (e) damages in any manner relating to any Third-Party Content, Third-party Products or Third-Party Activities accessed via the Services. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, this limitation applies to all claims, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, whether or not GEM has been informed of the possibility of such damage, and further where a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed its essential purpose. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the total liability of GEM, for any claim under these Terms, including for any implied warranties, is limited to the greater of one dollar (US $1.00) or the amount you paid us to use the applicable Service(s) in the past twelve months.

In particular, to the extent permitted by applicable law, we are not liable for any claims arising out of (a) your use of the Services (including but not limited to your participation in any activities promoted by or accessed via the Services), (b) the use, disclosure, display, or maintenance of a user’s Personal Data, (c) any other interactions with us or any other users of the Services, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages, or (d) other Content, information, services or goods received through or advertised on the Services or received through any links provided with the Services.

To the extent permitted by applicable law, you acknowledge and agree that we offer the Services and set the Services’ prices in reliance upon the warranty disclaimers, releases, and limitations of liability set forth in the Terms, that these warranty disclaimers, releases, and limitations of liability reflect a reasonable and fair allocation of risk between you and form an essential basis of the bargain between you and us. We would not be able to provide the Services to you on an economically reasonable basis without these warranty disclaimers, releases, and limitations of liability.

If you are a resident of California: You waive your rights with respect to California Civil Code Section 1542, which says “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.”

If you are a resident of New Jersey: Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, nothing in these Terms limits or excludes our responsibility for losses or damages caused by GEM’s own fraud, recklessness, gross negligence or willful misconduct.


11. Indemnification

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to indemnify and hold GEM, its subsidiaries, suppliers and other partners harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable accounting and attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of (a) the User-Generated Content you access or share through the Services; (b) your use of the Services, (c) your athletic activities in connection with the Services (including, but not limited to, athletic activities in connection with any contests, races, group activities, Third-Party Activities or other events that we may sponsor, organize, participate in, or where the Services are employed), (d) your connection to the Services, (e) your violation of these Terms, (f) your use or misuse of any user’s Personal Data, (g) any violation of the rights of any other person or entity by you, or (h) your employment of the Services to meet another user in person or to locate and attend any offline place or event. We reserve the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us under the Terms, and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims.

If you are a resident of New Jersey: Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, nothing in these Terms imposes an obligation for you to indemnify us from claims arising out of GEM’s own fraud, recklessness, gross negligence or willful misconduct.


12. Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Connecticut and controlling U.S. federal law as applicable, without regard to its conflict of law principles.


13. Disputes and Arbitration, Jurisdiction and Venue

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you and GEM agree that any dispute resolution proceedings will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action. Except where prohibited, you and we agree to submit to the personal and exclusive arbitration of disputes relating to your general use of the Services under the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Please visit www.adr.org for more information about arbitration.

Any arbitration between you and us, to the extent necessary, will be conducted in Hartford, Connecticut, and you waive any right to claim that such location is an inconvenient forum. You agree not to sue us or bring arbitration in any other forum.

The arbitration will be conducted in English. A single independent and impartial arbitrator will be appointed pursuant to the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Both you and we agree to comply with the following rules, which are intended to streamline the dispute resolution process and reduce the costs and burdens for everyone involved:

Barring extraordinary circumstances, the arbitrator will issue his or her decision within 120 days from the date the arbitrator is appointed. The arbitrator may extend this time limit for an additional 30 days in the interests of justice. All arbitration proceedings will be closed to the public and confidential and all records relating thereto will be permanently sealed, except as necessary to obtain court confirmation of the arbitration award. The award of the arbitrator will be in writing and will include a statement describing the reasons for the disposition of any claim.

You also acknowledge and understand that, with respect to any dispute with us arising out of or relating to your choice to maintain an account, access or use the Services:

If this arbitration provision is found to be null and void, then all disputes arising under the Terms between us will be subject to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Hartford, Connecticut, and you and we hereby submit to the personal jurisdiction and venue of these courts.

This agreement to arbitrate will not preclude you or GEM from seeking provisional remedies in aid of arbitration, including without limitation orders to stay a court action, compel arbitration or confirm an arbitral award, from a court of competent jurisdiction. Furthermore, this agreement to arbitrate will not preclude you or GEM from (i) applying to the appropriate court of competent jurisdiction for a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction, or other interim or conservatory relief, as necessary, or (ii) seeking relief in any state or federal court for disputes related to a violation or possible violation of GEM’s intellectual property rights.

In the event of any litigation or arbitration arising from or related to these Terms, or the Services provided, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover from the non-prevailing party all reasonable costs incurred including staff time, court costs, attorneys’ fees, and all other related expenses incurred in such litigation or arbitration.


14. Survival

If our relationship or these Terms terminate, it will not limit any of our other rights or remedies, and any provision of these Terms that must survive in order to give proper effect to the intent and purpose of these Terms will survive termination.


15. Miscellaneous

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and us as a result of the Terms or your use of the Services. The Terms and any Product-Specific Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to your use of the Services.

Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect.

You may not assign, delegate, or otherwise transfer your account or your obligations under these Terms without our prior written consent. We have the right, in our sole discretion, to transfer or assign all or any part of our rights under these Terms and will have the right to delegate or use third-party contractors to fulfill our duties and obligations under these Terms and in connection with the Services.

Our notice to you via email, regular mail, or notices or links displayed in connection with the Services constitutes acceptable notice to you under the Terms. We are not responsible for your failure to receive notice if email is quarantined by your email security system (e.g., “junk” or “spam” folder) or if you fail to update your email address. Notice will be considered received forty-eight hours after it is sent if transmitted via email or regular mail. In the event that notice is provided via links displayed in connection with the Services, then it will be considered received twenty-four hours after it is first displayed.


16. Contact Us

If you have any feedback, questions or comments about the Services, please contact us by email at info@onebillionstepsct.com. Please be sure to include in any email your full name, email address, and any message.