We are Rodeo World Ltd. (“Rodeo”), a business registered in England and Wales. We operate the Website www.rodeoworld.co.uk and all of the webpages, subdomains, country level domain variants and subparts of those Websites (collectively, our “Websites”) as well as our free applications (the “Apps”). Rodeo is a marketing services platform that drives users to consume offline entertainment by providing curated events based on its proprietary analytics of consumer data. Rodeo is able to drive traffic and provide an avenue for spontaneous discovery for event organizers (the “Services”). You can find further information about Rodeo in the following section
Our Services are available for users located in the United States of America, European Union, as well as other geographical areas.
1.2 The Services
Rodeo’s Websites and domains, including www.Rodeoworld.co.uk, and all of the webpages, subdomains, country level domain variants and subparts of those Websites (collectively, our “Website”), all of the services available on or through the Website or otherwise provided by us (including our application programming interfaces), and all of our free mobile applications, including without limitation, Rodeo app, are offered, maintained and provided by Rodeo. We refer to these as our “Services.”
Through the Services, Rodeo provides a simple and quick means for registered users who are event organizers, planners and charitable organizations (“Event Organizers”) to create event registration, speaker profile, organizer profile, fundraising and other webpages related to their events, to promote those pages and events to visitors or browsers on the Services and to sell tickets and registrations (or issue free registrations) and sell merchandise related to those events to users who wish to make purchases, registrations or donations from or to such events (including to free events) (“Customers”).
We refer to Event Organizers, Customers and other visitors and browsers of the Services collectively as “Users” or “you.”
2.2 Incorporation By Reference
3.1 The Services
4.1 Listing Service and Limited Agent
Unless otherwise stated in the contract between Rodeo and the Event Organizer (i.e.: prepurchase of inventory by Rodeo for certain events), Rodeo is not the organizer or owner of the events listed for sale or registration on the Services. Rodeo provides the Services, which allow Event Organizers to list and promote their events, but all sales are, by default and in origin, made by the respective Organizer listed on the applicable event page. Rodeo also acts as the Organizer’s limited agent solely for the purpose of using its third party payment providers to collect payments made by Customers on the Services with respect to an event and passing such payments through to the applicable Organizer. It is the Organizer’s sole obligation to ensure that any event page posting on the Services and the nature and conduct of the underlying event meet all applicable local, state, provincial, national and other laws, rules and regulations, and that the goods and services described in any event page posting are actually delivered in a satisfactory manner.
4.2 Payments from Customers
All payments made by Customers to attend the Events of Organizers will be made through the Rodeo Applications. Rodeo may use third party payment processing partners to process the transaction as Organizer’s limited payment agent.
Creating an account, listing an event through the 0% Commission Link and accessing the Services is free. We charge our fees only when you sell or buy paid tickets or registrations through one of Rodeo Platforms. We might charge subscription fees on different business account types. All descriptions of standard fees on the Services represent the standard fees that Rodeo charges to Organizers. These fees may vary based on individual agreements between Rodeo and certain Organizers. These fees will be absorbed into the ticket or registration price and, at Rodeo’s sole discretion, either a) paid by the Organizer out of ticket and registration gross proceeds or b) deducted by Rodeo from the amount owed by Rodeo to the Organizer. The fees charged to Customers may include certain other charges, including without limitation, facility fees, royalties, taxes, processing fees and fulfilment fees. Therefore, the implied fees paid by Customers for an event are not necessarily the same as those charged by
Rodeo to the applicable Organizer or the standard fees described on the Merchant Agreement. In addition, certain fees are meant, on average, to defray certain costs incurred by Rodeo, but may in some cases include an element of profit and in some cases include an element of loss. Rodeo does not control (and thus cannot disclose) fees levied by your bank and/or credit card company, including fees for purchasing tickets and registrations in foreign currencies or from foreign persons. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company prior to engaging in a transaction to understand all applicable fees, credit card surcharges and currency conversion rates.
The varying exchange and refund policies set forth by our Event Organisers prohibit Rodeo, by default, from issuing exchanges or refunds after a booking is placed. If a refund or exchange is requested by a Customer, such refund will be fully processed by Rodeo. In the case such refund is finally executed, the value of such refund (which equals the face value of the ticket sold plus any other additional cost as set forth within these Terms of Service or within the terms of the Merchant Agreement; e.g.: a penalty equal to 30% of the face value of the tickets sold in the cases that the event is cancelled within 24 hours before the starting time) will be deducted from the amount owed by Rodeo to the Event Organizer. Rodeo therefore asks that all Customers contact Rodeo with any refund requests. You can find help with getting a refund contacting our Customer Service. Organizers agree to post and maintain a refund policy in accordance with the terms set forth in Sections 4 and 5 of the Merchant Agreement.
In case of to a postponed event, change of venue or significant change to event or line-up, customers are required to contact Rodeo no later than the Monday following the event to request refunds due
5.1 Email Tools
Rodeo may make available to you features and tools that allow you to contact other users of the Services or third parties via email (the “Email Tools”). In the event that you use these Email Tools, you represent, warrant and agree that:
(b) your use of the Email Tools is in compliance with all applicable local, state, provincial, national and other laws, rules and regulations, including those relating to spam and email;
(c) your use of the Email Tools will be solely to manage a bona fide event that you have listed on the Services;
(e) you will not use false or misleading headers or deceptive subject lines in emails sent using the Email Tools;
(f) you will identify the email message as commercial in nature;
(g) you will not hide, disable, remove, or attempt to hide, disable or remove the unsubscribe link that Rodeo includes on every email; and
If you fail to abide by any of the foregoing, if your use of the Email Tools results in bounce rates, complaint rates or unsubscribe requests in excess of industry standards or if your emails are found to cause disruption to the Services, Rodeo may, among other actions, limit or suspend your access to the Email Tools or, ultimately, cancel your account.
As part of certain registration processes on the Services, you will create an account or change or add information about your account. You agree (a) to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself, (the “Registration Data”); and (b) to maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. In the event of any dispute between two or more parties as to account ownership, you agree that Rodeo shall be the sole arbiter of such dispute in its discretion and that Rodeo’s decision (which may include termination or suspension of any account subject to dispute) shall be final and binding on all parties.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account details, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account. You agree to immediately notify Rodeo of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security.
6.3 Age Restrictions
7.1 Website Content
7.2 Your Content
7.3 Feedback & Revisions
You hereby acknowledge that (a) any and all suggestions for correction, change and modification to the Services and other feedback (including but not limited to quotations of written or oral feedback), information and reports provided to Rodeo by you (collectively “Feedback”); and (b) all improvements, updates, modifications or enhancements, whether made, created or developed by Rodeo or otherwise relating to Feedback (collectively, “Revisions”), are and will remain the property of Rodeo. All Feedback and Revisions become the sole and exclusive property of Rodeo and Rodeo may use and disclose Feedback and/or Revisions in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever without further notice or compensation to you and without retention by you of any proprietary or other right or claim. You hereby assign to Rodeo any and all right, title and interest (including, but not limited to, any patent, copyright, future copyright, trade secret, trademark, show-how, know-how and any and all other intellectual property right) that you may have in and to any and all Feedback and Revisions. You hereby agree to waive any moral rights you may have in any and all Feedback and Revisions, and consent to any act which amounts to an infringement of any such moral right, in favor of Rodeo. At Rodeo’s request, you will execute any document, registration or filing required to give effect to these provisions.
8.1 Certain Restrictions
8.2 Certain Remedial Rights.
9.1. Other Services
9.2. Coupons and Vouchers
Rodeo will, from time to time, grant vouchers (the “Coupons”) to Customers to redeem them at the time of purchasing a paid event through any of the Rodeo platforms. The use of and redemption of such coupons will fall under the specific conditions stipulated by Rodeo and added to the Coupon information available to the Customer. Rodeo reserves the right to stipulate, at its sole discretion, a different policy or set of terms for each of the Coupons granted.
Coupons are owned by Rodeo and are offered under its own discretion. The users agree that Coupons may be subject to change, whether they have been redeemed or not, in cases where Rodeo considers it necessary.
Each Coupon will only be valid and redeemable in the same city where the Coupon was originally granted. Trying to change the selected City in the Application for the sole purpose of being awarded the Coupons being offered in such different cities constitutes a wrongful use of the Applications and of Rodeo’s platforms and may automatically result in the cancellation of part or all of the user’s coupons or, ultimately, in the cancellation of the account.
Each Coupon has it own expiration date and conditions which will be indicated in the own coupon and that will be available to the Customer. Plans purchased with invalid coupons will be automatically cancelled.
10.1 Third Party Websites
10.2 Linked Accounts
As part of the Services you may be able to link an account you have with a third party service, such as a social media website (e.g.: Facebook or Google). By linking such third party account, you agree that Rodeo may access, make available to and store any Content that you have provided to and stored in such third party account so that it is available on or through the Services
The Website and its content are delivered on an “as-is” and “as-available” basis. Rodeo disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including also any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Rodeo does not promise that the Website will be error-free, uninterrupted, or that it will provide specific results from use of the Website or any content, search or link on it. Rodeo cannot ensure that files you download from the Website will be free of viruses or contamination or destructive features. Rodeo will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this Website, including without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental and punitive and consequential damage. Rodeo makes no guarantee of any specific result from use of this Website or use of the Rodeo service.
Rodeo, the website and design are registered trademarks of Rodeo World Ltd. All rights reserved.
14.2 Access to personal data by the Event Organizers
TERMS OF SERVICE
The owner of the Website www.Rodeoworld.co.uk as well as the application (or “app”) is RODEO WORLD LTD. (hereinafter, Rodeo), a company registered in England and Wales, UK. Rodeo is a web and mobile app that drives users to consume offline entertainment by providing curated events based on its proprietary analytics of consumer data. Rodeo is able to drive traffic and provide an avenue for spontaneous discovery for event organizers.
1.2 The Services
Rodeo’s Websites and domains, including www.Rodeoworld.co.uk, and all of the webpages, subdomains, country level domain variants and subparts of those Websites (collectively, our “Website”), all of the services available on or through the Website or otherwise provided by us (including our application programming interfaces), and all of our free mobile applications, including without limitation, Rodeo app, are offered, maintained and provided by Rodeo. We refer to all of these as our “Services.”
Through the Services, Rodeo provides a simple and quick means for registered users who are event organizers, planners and charitable organizations (“[Event] Organizers”) to create event registration, speaker profile, organizer profile, fundraising and other webpages related to their events, to promote those pages and events to visitors or browsers on the Services and to sell tickets and registrations (or issue free registrations) and sell merchandise related to those events to users who wish to make purchases, registrations or donations from or to such events (including to free events) (“Customers”). We refer to Event Organizers, Customers and other visitors and browsers of the Services collectively as “Users” or “you.”
1.4 Contracting Party
The Services are being provided to you by, and you are entering into these Terms of Service with, Rodeo World Ltd. “Rodeo,” “us,” “we” or “our.”
2.1 Terms of Service Agreement
The following pages contain our Terms of Service Agreement (“Terms of Service”). These Terms of Service govern all of our Services, all of which are offered subject to your acceptance without modification of these Terms of Service. In addition to the Sections below, these Terms of Service include and incorporate by reference the following agreements, terms, policies, requirements and guidelines:
3.1 Binding Agreement
THESE TERMS OF SERVICE INCLUDE (A) AN ARBITRATION PROVISION FOR USERS LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES; (B) A WAIVER OF RIGHTS TO BRING A CLASS ACTION AGAINST RODEO FOR USERS LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES; (C) CERTAIN DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES ON BEHALF OF RODEO; (D) CERTAIN LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY FOR THE BENEFIT OF RODEO; AND (E) A RELEASE BY YOU OF ALL CLAIMS FOR DAMAGE AGAINST RODEO ARISING OUT OF DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES. BY USING ANY OF THE SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO THESE PROVISIONS.
Except to the extent set forth in Section 6.10(i) below, Rodeo reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any of the terms or conditions of these Terms of Service (or any of the agreements that make up these Terms of Service) at any time (collectively, “Modifications”). Modifications to these Terms of Service will be posted to the Rodeo website with a change to the “Updated” date at the top of these Terms of Service. In certain circumstances Rodeo may provide you with additional notice of such Modifications, via email or with in-Service notifications. Modifications will be effective the sooner of any date established by Law or thirty (30) days following the “Updated” date or such other date as communicated in any other notice to you, except that changes addressing new functions of the Services or which do not impose any additional burdens or obligations on you will be effective immediately. Rodeo will always inform you of any changes that may affect the use or processing of your Personal Data. Your continued use of the Services following the effectiveness of any Modifications to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those Modifications as well. If any Modification to these Terms of Service is not acceptable to you, you must cease accessing, browsing and otherwise using the Services. Other than as set forth in this paragraph, these Terms of Service may only be modified through a written Ticketing Services Agreement or written Addendum Agreement , signed by you and an authorized officer of Rodeo.
We may translate these Terms of Service (or any of the agreements that make up these Terms of Service) into other languages for your convenience. The English language version of each of these documents is the version that governs your use of the Services and in the event of any conflict between the English language version and a translated version, the English language version will control.
These Terms of Service are effective upon your Acceptance as set forth under Section 3.1 above and continue in effect until terminated.
4.2 Termination by Rodeo
Except to the extent we have agreed otherwise in a separate written Addendum Agreement or Ticketing Services Agreement between you and an authorized officer of Rodeo, Rodeo may terminate your right to use the Services at any time for (a) your violation or breach of these Terms of Service; (b) your misuse or abuse of the Services; or (c) if allowing you to access and use the Services would violate any applicable local, state, provincial, national and other laws, rules and regulations or would expose Rodeo to legal liability. We will use reasonable efforts to provide you notice of any such termination. Further, you agree that Rodeo shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any such termination of your right to use or otherwise access the Services.
The closure of your account will involve the deletion by Rodeo of all of your Personal Data.
4.3 Termination by You
Except to the extent you have agreed otherwise in a separate written Addendum Agreement or Ticketing Services Agreement between you and an authorized officer of Rodeo, you may terminate your access to the Services and these Terms of Service by deleting your account. Customers may cancel their account by contacting a Rodeo office by phone or email through one of the addresses or numbers set forth in Section 6.7. Event Organizers, except for those who may have entered into a separate Ticketing Services or Partnership Agreement (where the clauses specified therein will apply), may also cancel their account by addressing themselves to one of the contacts set herein.
In the event there is a separate agreement between you and Rodeo governing your use of the Services and that agreement terminates or expires, these Terms of Service (as unmodified by such agreement) shall govern your use of the Services unless and until you cancel your account.
4.4 Survival of Terms
All provisions of these Terms of Service that by their nature should survive termination of these Terms of Service shall survive (including, without limitation, all limitations on liability, releases, indemnification obligations, disclaimers of warranties, agreements to arbitrate, choices of law and judicial forum and intellectual property protections and licenses).
5.1 US Export Laws
The Services are subject to United States export controls and economic sanctions laws. In accepting these Terms of Service you represent and warrant that: (a) you are not located in, and you are not a national or resident of, any country to which the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, Australia or Canada has embargoed goods and/or services of the same type as the Services (“Restricted Countries”), including without limitation, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan or Syria; and (b) you are not a person or entity, or owned by, under the control of, or affiliated with, a person or entity (i) that appears on the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control’s Specially Designated Nationals List, Foreign Sanctions Evaders List or Palestinian Legislative Council List; (ii) that appears on the U.S. Department of State’s Terrorist Exclusion List; (iii) that appears on the Bureau of Industry and Security’s Denied Persons, Entity or Unverified List; (iv) that appears on the Consolidated List of Targets published by the U.K. HM Treasury; (v) that appears on the Consolidated List published by the A.U. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; (vi) that is subject to sanctions in any other country; or (vii) that is engaged in the design, development or production of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons, missiles or unmanned aerial vehicles.
6.2 Disclaimer of Warranties
RODEO PROVIDES OUR SERVICES USING A COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE LEVEL OF SKILL AND CARE AND WE TRY TO KEEP RODEO RUNNING, ERROR-FREE AND SAFE. BUT THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS THAT WE DON’T PROMISE ABOUT OUR SERVICES AND YOU USE THE SERVICES AT YOUR OWN RISK. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAWS, THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. RODEO HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. BY WAY OF EXAMPLE, RODEO MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (A) THE SERVICES (OR ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICES) WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR
EXPECTATIONS; (B) THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE; OR (C) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT RODEO HAS NO CONTROL OVER AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE QUALITY, SAFETY OR LEGALITY OF EVENTS ADVERTISED, THE TRUTH OR ACCURACY OF ANY USERS’ (INCLUDING CUSTOMERS’, OTHER NON-ORGANIZERS’ AND ORGANIZERS’) CONTENT OR LISTINGS OR THE ABILITY OF ANY USER (INCLUDING CUSTOMERS AND ORGANIZERS) TO PERFORM OR ACTUALLY COMPLETE A TRANSACTION AND RODEO IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH, AND HAS NO AGENCY OR EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP WITH, ANY THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDER USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SERVICES, AND RODEO HAS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY ARISING FROM, THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES. NOTHING IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE IS INTENDED TO EXCLUDE OR LIMIT ANY CONDITION, WARRANTY, RIGHT OR LIABILITY WHICH MAY NOT BE LAWFULLY EXCLUDED OR LIMITED. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY WILLFUL ACTS, NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR BREACH OF IMPLIED TERMS, OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, ONLY THOSE LIABILITY AND OTHER LIMITATIONS WHICH ARE LAWFUL IN YOUR JURISDICTION (IF ANY) WILL APPLY TO YOU AND OUR LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
6.3 Limitation of Liability
NOTHING IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE IS INTENDED TO EXCLUDE OR LIMIT ANY CONDITION, WARRANTY, RIGHT OR LIABILITY WHICH MAY NOT BE LAWFULLY EXCLUDED OR LIMITED. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY WILLFUL ACTS, NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR BREACH OF IMPLIED TERMS, OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, ONLY THOSE LIABILITY AND OTHER LIMITATIONS WHICH ARE LAWFUL IN YOUR JURISDICTION (IF ANY) WILL APPLY TO YOU AND OUR LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Rodeo provides a marketplace in which Customers and Event Organizers can transact. However, Rodeo could not function if it were held responsible for the actions or inactions of different Customers, Organizers and/or third parties both on and off the Services. Therefore, as an inducement to Rodeo permitting you to access and use the Services, you hereby agree to release Rodeo, and its affiliates and subsidiaries, and each of its and their respective officers, directors, agents, partners and employees from all damages (whether direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or otherwise), losses, liabilities, costs and expenses of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with disputes between you and third parties (including other Users) in connection with the Services or any event listed on the Services. In addition, you waive any applicable law or statute, which says, in substance: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE RELEASING PARTY 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 RELEASED PARTY.”
The trademarks, service marks and logos of Rodeo (the “Rodeo Trademarks”) used and displayed in connection with the Services are registered and unregistered trademarks or service marks of Rodeo. Other company, product and service names used in connection with the Services may be trademarks or service marks owned by third parties (the “Third Party Trademarks,” and, collectively with Rodeo Trademarks, the “Trademarks”). The offering of the Services shall not be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed in connection with the Services without the prior written consent of Rodeo specific for each such use. The Trademarks may not be used to disparage Rodeo, any third party or Rodeo’s or such third party’s products or services, or in any manner that may damage any goodwill in the Trademarks. Use of any Trademarks as part of a link to or from any site is prohibited unless Rodeo approves the establishment of such a link by prior written consent specific for each such link. All goodwill generated from the use of any Rodeo Trademark shall inure to Rodeo’s benefit.
6.6 Patents; Copyrights
Notices to you may be sent via either email or regular mail to the address in Rodeo’s records. The Services may also provide notices of changes to these Terms of Service or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to you generally on the Services. If you wish to contact Rodeo or deliver any notice, you can do so as follows:
To be confirmed
6.8 Entire Agreement
6.9 Choice of Law
Except as set forth in Section 6.10 below, these Terms of Service and the provision of the Services to you are governed by the laws of the state of United Kingdom.
6.10 BINDING ARBITRATION
ONLY FOR USERS LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES:
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY AS IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS. ANY DISPUTE OR CLAIM UNDER THESE TERMS OF SERVICE OR WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES WILL BE SETTLED BY BINDING ARBITRATION OR IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT (TO THE EXTENT THE CLAIM QUALIFIES) AND WILL TAKE PLACE ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS ONLY; CLASS, CONSOLIDATED OR REPRESENTATIVE ARBITRATIONS AND CIVIL ACTIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED ONCE THIS SECTION IS EFFECTIVE
(a) Contact Us First
If you have a question or concern about the Services, please contact us first. Our customer support team will try to answer your question or resolve your concern.
(b) Agreement to Arbitrate
In the unlikely event that our customer support team is unable to resolve your concerns, we each hereby agree to resolve any and all disputes or claims under these Terms of Service or with respect to the Services through binding arbitration or in small claims court (to the extent the claim qualifies) instead of in courts of general jurisdiction and only on an individual basis and not as part of any purported class, consolidated or representative proceeding. Arbitration, which is often cheaper, faster and less formal than a lawsuit in court, uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury. Arbitrators can award the same damages and relief as a court. Binding arbitration is subject to very limited review. Only the arbitrator appointed pursuant to this Section, and not any federal, state or local court or agency, shall have the authority to resolve any dispute or claim relating to this Section, including, without limitation, the scope, enforceability and arbitrability of these Terms of Service. This arbitration provision shall survive termination of these Terms of Service. These Terms of Service evidence a transaction in interstate commerce and the interpretation and enforcement of this Section 6.10 is governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, notwithstanding the choice of law set forth in Section 6.9 above.
(c) Scope of Agreement
This agreement to arbitrate is intended to be broadly interpreted. It includes, but is not limited to: (i) all claims arising out of or relating to any aspect of the relationship between us, whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation or any other legal theory; (ii) all claims that arose before this or any prior agreement (including, but not limited to, claims relating to advertising); and (iii) all claims that may arise after termination of these Terms of Service and/or your use of the Services. (d) Exceptions
Notwithstanding this Agreement to arbitrate, either party may (i) bring an action on an individual basis in small claims court (to the extent the applicable claim qualifies), (ii) bring issues to the attention of federal, state or local agencies which may be able to
(e) No Class Actions.
YOU AND RODEO AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS, CONSOLIDATED OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S CLAIMS, MAY NOT PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF CLASS, CONSOLIDATED OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING AND MAY ONLY PROVIDE RELIEF IN FAVOR OF THE INDIVIDUAL PARTY SEEKING RELIEF AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO PROVIDE RELIEF WARRANTED BY THAT PARTY’S INDIVIDUAL CLAIM.
(f) Notice of Dispute.
A party who intends to seek arbitration must first send to the other a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”). The Notice to Rodeo must be addressed to the address in Section 6.7 above (“Notice Address”) and must be sent by certified mail. The Notice to you must be addressed to a mailing, home or payment address currently on record with Rodeo and must be sent by certified mail. If Rodeo has no records of such physical address, such notice may be delivered to your Rodeo account email address. The Notice must (i) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (ii) set forth the specific relief sought. If Rodeo and you do not reach an agreement to resolve the claim within sixty (60) calendar days after the Notice is received, you or Rodeo may commence an arbitration proceeding.
(g) Arbitration Proceedings.
The arbitration will be governed by the Commercial Arbitration Rules, or, if the actions giving rise to the dispute or claim relate to your personal or household use of the Services (rather than business use), the Consumer Arbitration Rules (in each case, the “AAA Rules”) of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as modified by this Section 6.10, and will be administered by the AAA and settled by a single arbitrator. The AAA Rules are available online at adr.org or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879. The arbitrator is bound by the terms of these Terms of Service. All issues are for the arbitrator to decide, including, but not limited to, issues relating to the scope, enforceability, and arbitrability of this Section 6.10. Unless Rodeo and you agree otherwise, any arbitration hearings will take place in a reasonably convenient location in the United States for both parties with due consideration of their ability to travel and other pertinent circumstances. If the parties are unable to agree on a location, AAA shall determine the location. If your claim is for ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or less, we agree that you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules. If your claim exceeds ten thousand dollars ($10,000), the right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA Rules. Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator shall issue a reasoned written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based. All decisions by the arbitrator shall be final and binding and judgment on the award rendered may be entered in any court having jurisdiction.
(h) Costs of Arbitration; Legal Fees.
(i) Future Changes.
Notwithstanding any provision in these Terms of Service to the contrary, you and Rodeo agree that if Rodeo makes any future change to this arbitration provision (other than a
change to the Notice Address) Rodeo will provide you with notice of such change and you may reject any such change by sending us written notice within thirty (30) calendar days of the change to the Notice Address provided above. By rejecting any future change, you are agreeing that you will arbitrate any dispute between us in accordance with the language of this provision as unmodified by such rejected change.
(j) Special Severability.
In the event that the provisions of Section 6.10(e) above are found to be invalid or unenforceable for any dispute or claim, then, notwithstanding Section 6.11, the entirety of this Section 6.10 shall be null and void with respect to such dispute or claim and Section 6.12 shall apply in lieu of this Section 6.10.
6.11 Waiver; Invalid Provisions
The failure or delay of Rodeo to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. No oral waiver, amendment or modification shall be effective under any circumstance whatsoever. If any provision of these Terms of Service is found by an arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the arbitrator or court should endeavour to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms of Service shall remain in full force and effect.
6.12 Judicial Forum
In the event that the Agreement to Arbitrate above is found not to apply to you or to a particular claim or dispute for any reason, then any dispute or claim not subject to arbitration shall be resolved exclusively by a federal court located in the city of New York, New York, and to the extent there is no subject matter jurisdiction in such federal court, then a state court in the State of New York. Both you and Rodeo agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts and agree that such forum is convenient.
Any Section titles in these Terms of Service are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.