Last Updated: March 21, 2023
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY AS THEY MAY IMPACT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS IN THE EVENT OF A DISPUTE BETWEEN US. SPECIFICALLY, PLEASE REFER TO THE ARBITRATION PROVISION SET FORTH BELOW, REQUIRING YOU TO ARBITRATE ANY CLAIMS YOU MAY HAVE RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS MEANS THAT YOU WILL NOT HAVE, AND YOU WAIVE, THE RIGHT FOR A JUDGE OR JURY TO DECIDE YOUR CLAIMS, AND THAT YOU MAY NOT PROCEED IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED, OR REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY.
1. Use of the Platform
The access to and use of the Platform implies Your full acceptance and undertaking to abide entirely by the Terms.
You should read all the Terms prior to using the Platform. However, please note that we may change our Terms from time to time, therefore we recommend You read the Terms each time You access the Platform. The revised Terms will be available via the Platform. You will be deemed to have accepted any changes to the Terms if You continue to access or use the Platform after the Terms have been updated.
You are not permitted to use, or cause others to use, any automated system or software to extract content or data from our Platform for commercial purposes.
Access to our Platform is permitted on a temporary basis. We update our Platform regularly and so may change the content at any time without notice to You. We reserve the right to withdraw, vary or suspend the service at any time without notice.
Please note that use of our Platform is subject to Your computer and/or portable device complying with our minimum standard technical specification and compatibility notice. You are advised to check this specification to ensure that Your computer and/or portable device is compatible with our products and services and we shall not be liable for any failure of the Platform which arises from incompatibility with Your computer or device (including, without limitation, minimum storage and memory requirements from time to time).
You agree not to use the Platform for fraudulent purposes, and not to perform any conduct that may damage the image, interests and rights of Block Buddy or third parties. You also agree not to take any action that will damage, disable or overburden the Platform, or hinder, in any way, the normal use and operation of the Platform.
In the event of breach of the contents of these Terms we reserve the right to limit, suspend or terminate Your access to the Platform, taking any technical measures necessary for that purpose.
2. International users
Our Platform is controlled, operated, and administered from our offices in Auburn Township, Ohio, United States of America. We make no representation that content on the Platform is appropriate or available for use at other locations outside the United States. You may not use the Platform or export its content or products in violation of United States export laws and regulations. If You access the Platform from a location outside of the United States, You are responsible for compliance with all local laws if, and to the extent, local laws are applicable.
3. Relationship and Reliance on Information Posted
THE MATERIALS ON THIS PLATFORM ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. YOUR USE OF THIS PLATFORM DOES NOT CREATE A CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND BLOCK BUDDY. THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS POSTED ON OUR PLATFORM ARE NOT INTENDED AS ADVICE AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON AS SUCH. WE THEREFORE DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY ARISING FROM ANY RELIANCE PLACED ON SUCH INFORMATION TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY ALL APPLICABLE LAWS.
4. Copyright Ownership
Block Buddy’s Platform is protected by the copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions. Upon obtaining the prior, written consent of Block Buddy, you may download or print a copy of the various recourses offered on the Platform for Your personal, non-commercial use, but You may not copy any part of the Platform for any other purpose, and You may not modify any part of the Platform for any reason. Inclusion of any part of the Platform in another work, whether in printed, electronic or other form, and inclusion of any part of the Platform in another Platform by linking, framing or otherwise, are expressly prohibited. Our operation of this Platform is not intended to create, and will not create, a contractual or legal relationship with You.
5. Trademark Rights
The trademarks, service marks, and logos of Block Buddy (“Block Buddy Marks”) belong exclusively to Block Buddy. The Block Buddy Marks are protected from reproduction, imitation, dilution or confusing or misleading uses under national and international trademark and copyright laws. All other trademarks, service marks, and logos are the property of their respective owners. The use or misuse of these trademarks is expressly prohibited and nothing stated or implied on the Platform confers on You any license or right under the Block Buddy Marks or the trademarks of any third party.
6. Subscription Services
You further agree that You will not:
a) except as may be allowed by any applicable law which is incapable of exclusion by agreement between the parties: (i) and except to the extent expressly permitted under this agreement, attempt to copy, modify, duplicate, create derivative works from, frame, mirror, republish, download, display, transmit, or distribute all or any portion of the Services (as applicable) in any form or media or by any means; or attempt to reverse compile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise reduce to human-perceivable form all or any part of the software generating the Services; or
b) access all or any part of the Services in order to build a product or service which competes with the Services; or
c) license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, display, disclose, or otherwise commercially exploit, or otherwise make the Services to any third party; or
d) attempt to obtain, or assist third parties in obtaining, access to the Services, other than as provided under this Section 6.
You will use Your best efforts to prevent any unauthorized access to, or use of, the Services and, in the event of any such unauthorized access or use, promptly notify the Supplier.
You further agree to be subject to the following billing processes:
a) Your subscription fee (“Fee”) will be due on the [X] day of each month. If you have purchased an annual subscription, your Fee will be due on the [X] day of each year.
b) This Fee is due by 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on the date your payment is due or, if occurring on a weekend or federal holiday, the following business day.
c)Your payment must be made via credit card.
d) Failure to render your Fee by the due date may result in the suspension or cancellation of your Services at the sole discretion of Block Buddy.
7. Use Restrictions
You further agree not to use the Platform for any purpose that is unlawful or that is designed or intended to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of the Platform(s). You further agree not to use the Platform in any manner that:
- copies, modifies, creates a derivative work of, reverse engineers, decompiles or otherwise attempts to extract the source code of the software underlying the Platform or any portion thereof;
- is intended to obtain unauthorized access to the Platform, any portion thereof, or any servers or devices on which the Platform or any related data or information is stored;
- infringes any copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent or other right of any party, or defames or invades the publicity rights or the privacy of any person, living or deceased (or impersonates any such person);
- consists of any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;
- causes us to lose (in whole or part) the services of our internet service providers or other suppliers;
- links to materials or other content, directly or indirectly, to which You do not have a right to link;
- is false, misleading, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, as determined by Block Buddy in its sole discretion; or
- violates, or encourages anyone to violate the Terms or any ancillary terms and conditions listed on the Platform.
8. Your Account and Registration Information
9. Online Purchases
By purchasing any service made available through the Platform (each such purchase, a “Transaction”), You may be asked to supply certain information relevant to Your Transaction including, without limitation, Your credit card number, the expiration date of Your credit card, Your billing address, and shipping information. YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO USE ANY CREDIT CARD(S) OR OTHER PAYMENT METHOD(S) UTILIZED IN CONNECTION WITH ANY TRANSACTION. By submitting such information, You grant us the right to provide such information to third parties for purposes of facilitating the completion of Transactions initiated by You or on Your behalf. Verification of information may be required prior to the acknowledgment or completion of any Transaction.
It is Your responsibility to ascertain and obey all applicable local, state, federal, and international laws in regard to the receipt, possession, use, and sale of any item purchased from this Platform. By placing an order, You represent that the products ordered will be used only in a lawful manner. We reserve the right, with or without prior notice, to do any one or more of the following: (i) limit the available quantity of or discontinue any product or service; (ii) bar You from making or completing any or all Transaction(s); and (iii) refuse to provide any You with any product or service.
10. Third Party Website.
You may be able to link from the Platform to third party websites and third-party websites may link to the Platform (“Linked Sites”). You acknowledge and agree that we have no responsibility for the information, content, products, services, advertising, code or other materials which may or may not be provided by or through Linked Sites, even if they are owned or run by affiliates of ours. Links to Linked Sites do not constitute an endorsement or sponsorship by us of such Linked Sites or the information, content, products, services, advertising, code or other materials presented on or through such Linked Sites. The inclusion of any link to such Linked Sites on our Platform does not imply Block Buddy’s endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation of that site. Block Buddy disclaims any liability for links (1) from another website to the Platform and (2) to another website from the Platform. Block Buddy cannot guarantee the standards of any website to which links are provided on the Platform nor shall Block Buddy be held responsible for the contents of such sites, or any subsequent links. Block Buddy does not represent or warrant that the contents of any third-party websites are accurate, compliant with state or federal law, or compliant with copyright or other intellectual property laws. Also, Block Buddy is not responsible for any form of transmission received from any Linked Sites. Any reliance on the contents of a third-party website is done at Your own risk and You assume all responsibilities and consequences resulting from such reliance.
11. Advertisements and Promotions
Block Buddy may run advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Platform. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers other than Block Buddy, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between You and such third party. Block Buddy is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of third-party advertisers on the Platform.
12. Disclaimer of Warranties & Indemnification
BLOCK BUDDY DOES NOT ENDORSE, AND WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO ANY OPINION, INFORMATION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT ON THE PLATFORM OR ON ANY THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES THAT MAY BE ACCESSED BY A LINK FROM THE PLATFORM. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL BLOCK BUDDY BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY OPINION, INFORMATION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT ON THE PLATFORM OR ON ANY THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE THAT MAY BE ACCESSED BY A LINK FROM THE PLATFORM.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE PLATFORM IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN AS IS AND AS AVAILABLE BASIS. BLOCK BUDDY DISCLAIMS IMPLIED WARRANTIES THAT THE PLATFORM AND ALL SOFTWARE, CONTENT AND SERVICES, AND INFORMATION DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE PLATFORM ARE MERCHANTABLE, OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, ACCURATE, TIMELY, FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NEED, OR NON-INFRINGING. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION GIVEN BY BLOCK BUDDY OR A REPRESENTATIVE SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY.
We reserve the right to restrict, modify, suspend, or terminate Your access to the Platform, with or without cause or prior notice, at any time, and without any liability to You.
You may terminate your Services by utilizing the cancelation procedure indicated in your account at least 24 hours prior to your annual or monthly renewal date. Monthly or annual subscriptions cancelled within seven (7) days of the beginning of a pay period are eligible for refund by contacting Block Buddy at email@example.com or via the support tab on the Platform. Refunds are issued at the sole discretion of Block Buddy.
To the extent permitted by law, Block Buddy may sell, transfer, or otherwise share some or all of our assets, including Your PII, in connection with a merger, reorganization, or sale of assets, or in the event of bankruptcy. In each such event, the PII we have collected from You may be one of the assets transferred.
16. Age Limitation
The Platform is not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. Block Buddy does not knowingly collect information from visitors under the age of 18 and in the event that we learn that a person under the age of 18 has provided Block Buddy with PII, we will delete such PII.
17. Limitation of Liability
In no event shall Block Buddy or any third parties mentioned on the Platform be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, incidental, consequential or other indirect damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from Your use of or inability to use the Platform or any part thereof, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not Block Buddy is advised of the possibility of such damages.
YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY OTHER DISPUTE WITH BLOCK BUDDY IS TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM OR ANY SERVICES OFFERED BY BLOCK BUDDY. IN NO EVENT WILL BLOCK BUDDY’S TOTAL CUMULATIVE DAMAGES EXCEED US $100.
18. Dispute Resolution
By using the Platform, You and Block Buddy agree that, if there is any controversy, claim, action, or dispute arising out of or related to Your use of the Platform, or the breach, enforcement, interpretation, or validity of these Terms or any part thereof (“Dispute”), both parties shall first try in good faith to settle such Dispute by providing written notice to the other party describing the facts and circumstances of the Dispute and allowing the receiving party 30 days in which to respond to or settle the Dispute. Notice shall be sent to Block Buddy at: P.O. Box 421, Newbury Ohio, 44065.
Both You and Block Buddy agree that this dispute resolution procedure is a condition precedent that must be satisfied before initiating any litigation or filing any claim against the other party.
IF ANY DISPUTE CANNOT BE RESOLVED BY THE ABOVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE, YOU AGREE THAT THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION FOR SUCH DISPUTE WILL BE DECIDED BY BINDING ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS MEANS THAT YOU WILL NOT HAVE, AND YOU WAIVE, THE RIGHT FOR A JUDGE OR JURY TO DECIDE YOUR CLAIMS, AND THAT YOU MAY NOT PROCEED IN A CLASS, CONSOLIDATED, OR REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY.
Other rights that You and we would have in court will not be available or will be more limited in arbitration, including discovery and appeal rights. All such Disputes shall be exclusively submitted to JAMS (www.jamsadr.com) for binding arbitration under its rules then in effect in the State of Ohio before one arbitrator to be mutually agreed upon by both parties.
The arbitrator, and not any federal, state, or local court or agency, shall have exclusive authority to resolve any dispute arising under or relating to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability, or formation of these Terms, including any claim that all or any part of these Terms are void or voidable.
19. Choice of Law and Forum
You agree that the laws of the State of Ohio govern the Terms and any claim or dispute that You may have against us, without regard to conflict of laws rules. The parties acknowledge that these Terms evidence a transaction involving interstate commerce. Notwithstanding the foregoing with respect to applicable substantive law, any arbitration conducted pursuant to the terms of these Terms shall be governed by the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C., Secs. 1-16).
We reserve the right to modify these Terms at any time. Your continued use of the Platform after any such modifications have been made shall be deemed to be Your conclusive acceptance of any modified version of the Terms. We will indicate that changes to the Terms have been made by updating the date indicated after “Last Updated” at the beginning or end of these Terms. If You do not agree to abide by the initial version and any modified version of the Terms, then You are not authorized to use the Platform.