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CHANGES TO SUBSCRIBER AGREEMENT
We reserve the right to make changes, modifications, amendments and/or updates to the terms in the Subscriber Agreement from time to time and for any reason, by posting such changes in this document, which you can access at any time by visiting http://www.wnba.com/wnba_leaguepass_terms_of_use/. You acknowledge and agree that you shall be responsible for reviewing this Agreement from time to time for changes, and that changes to this Agreement shall be effective when posted. By continuing to use the Service after We have posted any such changes in the Subscriber Agreement or otherwise, you are agreeing to be bound by all of the Subscriber Agreement, as amended.
As a WNBA League Pass subscriber, you will periodically receive emails regarding your WNBA League Pass subscription. In addition, you may periodically receive information by email regarding discounts, updates and new offerings regarding WNBA League Pass and other products and services from the WNBA and its partners. If you wish to change your email preferences at any time, you may do so by following the instructions provided within the emails received, or by visiting the My Account area (https://leaguepass.wnba.com/account/profile), where you can change your account information.
SUBSCRIPTION FEES AND PAYMENT; SUBSCRIPTIONS
Subscription Fees: You can find the current subscription fees and other charges for the Service (the “Fees”) posted on the Site pages where the Service is located. Although the Fees may be displayed in local currency for convenience and informational purposes only, all Fees will at all times be calculated and billed in U.S. Dollars. You agree to pay all Fees (including, without limitation, any applicable taxes and foreign currency exchange-related fees) incurred in connection with your access to the Service and/or your Password (defined below), at the rates in effect when the charges were incurred. We may change the Fees, or add new Fees, upon prior notice to you either by email or publishing the changes on the Site pages on which the Service is made available. You acknowledge and agree that you shall be responsible for reviewing the Service’s schedule of Fees from time to time for changes, and you further agree that changes shall be effective when posted on the Site pages on which the Service is made available. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, WNBAE shall be the seller of record of Service subscriptions for sales tax purposes, and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you agree to pay Us any taxes imposed on the sale of subscriptions or other products or services via the Service, for remission by WNBAE to appropriate taxing authorities.
Payment: You authorize Us to automatically bill the Fees (including any renewal Fees) based on any subscription you purchase to the means of payment (e.g., credit card, debit card, PayPal account) you designate during the registration process for the Service or subsequently designate to Us (“Designated Payment Method”). You agree to provide Us with a valid Designated Payment Method and accurate, complete and updated information required by the subscription registration form. By submitting your Designated Payment Method as the form of payment, you represent and warrant that your use of such Designated Payment Method is authorized and that all information that you submit is true and accurate (including, without limitation, card/account number and expiration date). In doing so, you also authorize Us to charge to your Designated Payment Method, as applicable, all amounts payable by you to Us in U.S. Dollars based on the subscription/billing plan you selected, including, but not limited to, all Fees and any applicable taxes We are required to collect. Failure to comply may result in the immediate suspension or termination of your access to the Service, as determined by WNBAE. If you want to designate a different Designated Payment Method or if there is a change in your card/account validity or expiration date, you can change your account information at https://leaguepass.wnba.com/account/profile.
Unable-to-be-processed payments: If We are unable to process your Designated Payment Method at any time, your Service account may be immediately suspended or terminated and you will remain responsible for all amounts payable by you to Us. Your agreement with your card issuer governs use of your credit card/debit card (as applicable) and the PayPal user agreement governs your use of the PayPal service. You must refer to those agreements with respect to your rights and liabilities as, as applicable, a cardholder or PayPal account holder. We reserve the right to continue to collect payment (and to continue to attempt to collect payment) that has not been collected due to technical or other issues.
Subscriptions and periodic billing: There are different types of subscriptions available via the Service, in each case, subject to applicable blackout restrictions (described below). For each subscription, the associated subscription fee is payable in advance in full on the date of purchase.
Recurring Charges / Automatic Renewal Terms. If you purchase an annual WNBA LEAGUE PASS or Team Pass Package, you agree that your Designated Payment Method will automatically be charged by Us each WNBA season at the then-current applicable subscription Fee, until you cancel your subscription or until prohibited by applicable law. We reserve the right to suspend the Service if applicable law no longer permits automatic renewals and We have not received your required consent.
You may cancel your WNBA LEAGUE PASS or WNBA Team Pass Package subscription by contacting WNBA LEAGUE PASS Support (via email: email@example.com). If you wish to terminate your subscription (and/or opt out of automatic renewal for the subsequent WNBA season) and avoid a charge for the subsequent WNBA season, you must contact Us at least five (5) business days prior to the last day of your then-current subscription term. Your WNBA LEAGUE PASS or Team Pass Package subscription renewal date is the date which is thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the subsequent WNBA Regular Season (or the next business day, as applicable).
If you do not cancel at least five (5) business days prior to the last day of your then-current subscription term, you will be charged for another WNBA LEAGUE PASS or Team Pass Package subscription and will not receive a full or partial refund of any subscription Fees, taxes or other applicable fees. If your cancellation is received at least five (5) business days prior to the last day of your then current subscription term, your cancellation will be effective for the following WNBA season and will cease the automatic renewal of your WNBA LEAGUE PASS or Team Pass Package but you will not receive a full or partial refund of any subscription Fees, taxes or other applicable fees for your then-current WNBA LEAGUE PASS or Team Pass Package subscription.
You may use the Service until your cancellation is effective. Receipts for recurring charges can be viewed and printed from your account at https://leaguepass.wnba.com/account/subscriptions. If you revoke authorization to charge your Designated Method of Payment, or if for any reason We are unable to process your Designated Payment Method at any time, We may immediately suspend or terminate your subscription or your use of the Service. We will send you a receipt of your WNBA LEAGUE PASS or WNBA Team Pass Package to the email address listed in your account.
League Pass Package: includes WNBA Regular Season games and Playoff games.
Team Pass Package: includes WNBA Regular Season games involving the selected WNBA team(s), but does not include Playoffs.
Single Game Package: includes only the WNBA Regular Season game or Playoff game specifically identified as part of the purchase.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL. OTHER THAN AS STATED IN THE “Recurring Charges / Automatic Renewal Terms” SECTION ABOVE, WE DO NOT GIVE FULL OR PARTIAL REFUNDS FOR SUBSCRIPTIONS THAT YOU HAVE PURCHASED REGARDLESS OF THE BASIS FOR THE REFUND REQUEST.
You also are responsible for any fees or charges incurred to access the Service through an Internet access provider or other third party service. AS BETWEEN YOU AND US, YOU, AND NOT US, ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING ANY AMOUNTS BILLED TO YOUR DESIGNATED PAYMENT METHOD BY ANY THIRD PARTY, EVEN IF NOT AUTHORIZED BY YOU.
The Service may only be used and/or accessed from the allowable territories as determined by WNBAE (which may exclude, without limitation, the People’s Republic of China). Blackout restrictions may apply to the Service depending on the date of the applicable game, your location and any applicable contractual obligations and other considerations with respect to WNBAE’s content distribution partners. You may therefore be unable to view certain games via the Service from some locations. Please go to http://leaguepass.wnba.com/page/help to learn more about these restrictions. You agree that you will not use the Service if you are located outside of the allowable territories or in an area where blackout restrictions apply. IF YOU CIRCUMVENT, OR ATTEMPT TO CIRCUMVENT, ANY BLACKOUT RESTRICTION OR OTHER USE RESTRICTION, WNBAE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO IMMEDIATELY TERMINATE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION AND CHARGE AN EARLY TERMINATION FEE OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) (OR SUCH OTHER AMOUNT AS THEN IN EFFECT) TO YOUR DESIGNATED PAYMENT METHOD; IN ADDITION, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO LEGAL ACTION BY WNBAE OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES.
Your system may need to meet certain minimum requirements in order for you to be able to utilize the service (“Minimum System Requirements”). You are solely responsible for ensuring that your system meets the Minimum System Requirements and for any costs associated with this. For more information about Minimum System Requirements, please see http://leaguepass.wnba.com/page/help#SYSREQ.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF WNBAE, THE WNBA, ANY OF THEIR AFFILIATES AND ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS AND/OR SUPPLIERS, FOR ANY REASON AND UPON ANY CAUSE OF ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE SERVICE OR THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE LIMITED TO DIRECT DAMAGES ACTUALLY INCURRED BY YOU AND SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY RECEIVED BY US FROM YOU FOR THE USE OF THE SERVICE DURING THE MONTH IN WHICH THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO SUCH CLAIM OCCURRED. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY HEREIN APPLIES TO ALL LIABILITIES IN THE AGGREGATE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OR YOUR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, OR ANY OTHER MATTER ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WNBAE, THE WNBA, ANY OF THEIR AFFILIATES AND ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS AND/OR SUPPLIERS OF THE FOREGOING SHALL NOT HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER FOR ANY REASON ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT AND/OR THE SERVICE, REGARDLESS OF THE BASIS UPON WHICH LIABILITY IS CLAIMED AND EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE. THIS LIMITATION IS INDEPENDENT OF ANY OTHER LIMITATION SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WNBAE, THE WNBA, ANY OF THEIR AFFILIATES AND ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS AND/OR SUPPLIERS OF THE FOREGOING SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, BY CONTINGENCIES OR ISSUES BEYOND THEIR REASONABLE CONTROL, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: THE ACTS OF THIRD PARTIES, ERRORS IN THE CONTENT OR SERVICE, NETWORK FAILURES, INTERNET FAILURES, SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE FAILURES, VIRUSES AND OTHER SYSTEM ATTACKS, LABOR STOPPAGES, RIOTS, ACTS OF GOVERNMENT OR GOD, NATURAL DISASTERS, ACTS OF TERRORISM, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, OR THEFT, DESTRUCTION OF, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF OR USE OF RECORDS.
THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER (I) LIABILITY OR DAMAGE IS ALLEGED FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY OR CAUSE OF ACTION, AND/OR (II) THE PARTY AGAINST WHICH LIABILITY OR DAMAGES IS SOUGHT WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU AGREE THAT REGARDLESS OF ANY STATUTE OR LAW TO THE CONTRARY, ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE AGREEMENT, THE SERVICE, OR ANY PART THEREOF, MUST BE FILED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER SUCH CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION AROSE, OR IT SHALL BE FOREVER BARRED.
CONTENT OWNERSHIP; USAGE RESTRICTIONS; THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE
The content available through the Service is the property of WNBAE and/or third parties (including, but not limited to, its affiliates), and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws of the United States and other jurisdictions. Such content may only be used or viewed by you for your personal, non-commercial use only, and provided that you: (i) keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices; (ii) do not use the content in a manner that would achieve commercial gain, or that would damage the goodwill associated with or compete with WNBAE or its affiliates; (iii) do not use the content in a manner that suggests an association with any of Our services, brands, or products (unless otherwise authorized in writing by WNBAE); and (iv) make no modifications to the content. Additionally, you agree to use the Service in a manner that complies with all applicable laws. You agree not to copy, deep link, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish, broadcast or circulate the content received through the Service to anyone, including, but not limited to, others in the same company or organization, without the express prior written consent of WNBAE.
You may not attempt to circumvent technological measures employed to control access to, or the rights in, the Service, whether in conjunction with or through use of any device, software program, service or otherwise.
In addition, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge and agree that:
1. You are only subscribing to the Service for your individual, private, non-commercial household use and enjoyment and that no part of the Service will be viewed in areas open to the public or be received by any location which is a commercial establishment;
2. No trademarks of any provider of Service content (including, but not limited to, WNBAE) may be used by you and none of the Service content will be rebroadcast, retransmitted or otherwise used by you;
3. Running accounts of Service content/programming in progress will not be transmitted or distributed by you;
4. No admission will be charged by you for viewing any of the programming available through the Service;
5. We and/or certain of Our content providers may enforce violations of clauses 1-4 immediately above;
6. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, any violation of clauses 1-4 immediately above may be prosecuted by Us or certain of Our content providers in any court of competent jurisdiction; and
7. Any such prosecution by Us or Our content providers shall be governed by, among other things, applicable law and the rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
DUE TO THE NUMBER OF SOURCES FROM WHICH CONTENT IN THE SERVICE IS OBTAINED, AND THE INHERENT HAZARDS OF ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION, THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS OR INACCURACIES IN SUCH CONTENT AND THE SERVICE. THE SERVICE AND THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS CONTAINED IN IT ARE PROVIDED BY WNBAE AND ITS AFFILIATES AND/OR LICENSORS ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. NONE OF WNBAE, THE WNBA, ANY OF THEIR AFFILIATES AND ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS (COLLECTIVELLY, “INDEMNITEES”) WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE SERVICE OR THE CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE INDEMNITEES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU IN RELIANCE ON THE SERVICE OR THE CONTENT AVAILABLE VIA THE SERVICE.
The Service includes facts, views, opinions and recommendations of third party individuals and organizations deemed of interest. None of WNBAE, the WNBA, any of their affiliates or any of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, licensors and/or suppliers guarantees the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of, or otherwise endorse, these views, opinions or recommendations.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to defend (at WNBAE’s election), indemnify and hold harmless each Indemnitee from and against all claims (including, but not limited to, claims for copyright infringement, defamation, invasion of privacy and infringement of rights of publicity, whether in tort, in contract or otherwise), damages and expenses (including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees, court costs, judgments and settlements costs) that the Indemnitee may incur or become subject to by reason of or arising out of the use of the Service by you or under your Password(s).
WNBAE, WNBA, WNBA.COM, WNBA LEAGUE PASS, and each of their associated logos are trademarks of WNBAE and/or its affiliates or licensors. All rights reserved. All other trademarks appearing on the Service are the property of their respective owners.
Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all notices required under the terms and provisions hereof to Us shall be in writing and shall be transmitted by United States Postal Service (“USPS”) or reputable express carrier (e.g., UPS) to the addresses for WNBAE below. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all notices to WNBAE are effective five (5) business days after deposit with USPS or reputable express carrier, assuming some confirmation of sending is retained. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all notices required under the terms and provisions hereof to you shall be in writing and shall be transmitted by USPS, reputable express carrier (e.g., UPS) or email to any address for you referenced below. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, all notices to you sent by (i) USPS certified mail or reputable express carrier are effective five (5) business days after deposit with USPS or reputable express carrier, and (ii) email are effective one (1) business day after transmission, assuming some confirmation of transmission is retained.
If to WNBAE:
(a) Electronic mail to WNBALeaguePassSupport@WNBA.com, (b) letter faxed to NBA Account Relations, at the following fax number: (212) 888-7931, or (c) letter delivered by first class postage prepaid mail or courier to NBA Account Relations, at the following address:
NBA Account Relations
645 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Attn: Legal Department
Please Note: Any notice by You related to any dispute, claim, or controversy arising out of or in connection with your access to, and/or use of the Service, and/or the provision of content, services, and/or technology on or through the Site must be provided as specified in subsection (c) above.
If to you:
To the physical address or email address indicted in the Service or Site registration you submitted to WNBAE.
PASSWORDS AND ACCESS TO SERVICE
1. That you are and shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your Password, and for restricting access to your computer and your Password;
2. Not to share, transfer, lease, assign or sublicense any Password without WNBAE’s prior written consent;
3. Not to circumvent the password restrictions on the Site, nor allow others to do so on your behalf;
4. Not to use anyone else’s Password;
5. To notify WNBAE immediately upon discovery or suspicion of compromise of the confidentiality of any Password; and
6. That We may impose restrictions on the number of concurrent log-ins via your account (e.g., may prohibit more than one Service log-in using your account at any given time).
You acknowledge and agree that your subscription to the Service is personal to you and that you will not share your Password or grant any other person access to the Service, using your Password or otherwise, without WNBAE’s prior written consent. You further acknowledge and agree that you shall be solely liable and responsible for all activities that occur under your Password. You further agree that WNBAE shall not be responsible for your failure to comply with this Section or any loss or damage arising out of, or related to, the use of your Password by you or anyone other than WNBAE. You may not use the Service for any unlawful purpose or for any purpose other than as expressly authorized herein. We shall have the right, in Our sole discretion, to refuse or restrict anyone from access to any or all of the Service at any time for any reason or to refuse to permit you to use a Password for any reason, including but not limited to, that your Password impersonates someone else, is protected by trademark or other intellectual property rights, or is vulgar or otherwise offensive, as determined solely by Us in Our sole discretion. You may only receive the Service if you are a Service subscriber in good standing with a valid, authorized Designated Payment Method on file with WNBAE.
TERMINATION OF SERVICE BY US
In addition to any other remedies available to Us, whether in equity, at law or otherwise, upon your failure to comply with any of the terms or conditions in this Subscriber Agreement, We shall have the right to terminate your access to the Service and this Agreement immediately. We further reserve the right to discontinue, suspend, terminate or change the Service, or its availability to you, at any time. If We terminate this Agreement or discontinue your Service subscription for cause (for example, due to your breach of this Agreement), you will not receive any refund or partial refund for any charges or Fees already incurred by or billed to you, and We reserve all other rights available to Us in connection with your breach.
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY – IT MAY SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING YOUR RIGHT TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN COURT
WNBAE and you agree that this Agreement affect interstate commerce and that the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of these arbitration provisions.
In the event of a dispute, claim, or controversy arising out of or in connection with your access to, and/or use of the Service, and/or the provision of content, services, and/or technology on or through the Service, WNBAE or you must give the other notice of the dispute, claim, or controversy which notice will include a brief written statement that sets forth the name, address, and contact information of the party giving it, the facts giving rise to the dispute, claim, or controversy and the relief requested. You must send any such notice via letter delivered by first class postage prepaid mail or courier to NBA Account Relations, at the following address:
NBA Account Relations
645 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Attn: Legal Department
To the extent that WNBAE has your contact information, it will send any such notice to your email address or by U.S. Mail. WNBAE and you will attempt to resolve any dispute, claim, or controversy through informal negotiation within thirty (30) days from the date that any notice of dispute, claim, or controversy is sent. WNBAE and you shall use reasonable, good faith, efforts to settle any dispute, claim, or controversy through consultation and good faith negotiations. After 30 days, WNBAE and/or you may resort to the other alternatives described in this Section. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the notice and thirty (30) day negotiation period required by this paragraph shall not apply, however, to disputes, claims, or controversies concerning patents, copyrights, moral rights, trademarks, and trade secrets and claims of piracy or unauthorized use of the Service.
Except as otherwise specifically set forth below, any dispute, claim, or controversy of any kind between WNBAE and you arising under this Agreement or in connection with your access to, and/or use of the Service, and/or the provision of content, services, and/or technology on or through the Service, if unresolved through informal discussions within thirty (30) days of receipt of notice, shall be resolved by binding arbitration to be held in the state in which you reside. Notwithstanding the foregoing, disputes, claims, or controversies concerning patents, copyrights, moral rights, trademarks, and trade secrets and claims of piracy or unauthorized use of the Service shall not be subject to arbitration.
For residents outside the United States, arbitration shall be initiated in New York, New York, and WNBAE and you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of any state or federal court in New York, New York to compel arbitration, stay proceedings pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate, or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator.
The arbitration shall be conducted by a single arbitrator, governed by the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (collectively, “AAA Rules”) of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as modified by this Agreement, and administered by the AAA. The AAA Rules and fee information are available at “www.adr.org,” or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879.
WNBAE shall bear the cost of any arbitration filing fees and arbitration fees for claims of up to $75,000, unless the arbitrator finds the arbitration to be frivolous. You are responsible for all other additional costs that you may incur in connection with the arbitration including, but not limited to attorney’s fees and expert witness costs unless WNBAE is otherwise specifically required to pay such fees under applicable law. For claims that total more than $75,000, the AAA Rules will govern payment of filing fees and arbitration fees. The decision of the arbitrator will be in writing and binding and conclusive on WNBAE and you, and judgment to enforce the decision may be entered by any court of competent jurisdiction. WNBAE and you agree that dispositive motions, including without limitation, motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment will be allowed in the arbitration. The arbitrator must follow this Agreement and can award the same damages and relief as a court, including injunctive or other equitable relief and attorney’s fees. Notwithstanding the foregoing, WNBAE and you agree not to seek any attorney’s fees and expert witness costs unless the arbitrator finds that a claim or defense was frivolous or asserted for an improper purpose. WNBAE and you understand that, absent this mandatory arbitration provision, WNBAE and you would have the right to sue in court and have a jury trial. WNBAE and you further understand that, in some instances, the costs of arbitration could exceed the costs of litigation and the right to discovery may be more limited in arbitration than in court.
If your claim is solely for monetary relief of $10,000 or less, and does not include a request for any type of equitable remedy, you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely based on documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing under the AAA Rules.
You may choose to pursue your claim in small claims court where jurisdiction and venue over WNBAE and you otherwise qualifies for such small claims court and where your claim does not include a request for any type of equitable relief.
You have the right to opt-out and not be bound by these arbitration provisions by sending written notice of your decision to opt-out to the following address:
NBA Account Relations
645 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Attn: Legal Department
This notice must be sent within the later of thirty (30) days of your first use of the Service or within thirty (30) days of changes to this section being announced pursuant to the terms herein, otherwise you shall be bound to arbitrate any disputes, claims, or controversies in accordance with the terms of these paragraphs. If you opt-out of these arbitration provisions, WNBAE also will not be bound by them. If you do not affirmatively elect to opt out as described above, your use of the Service will be deemed to be your irrevocable acceptance of this Agreement and any changes/updates to this section or otherwise.
If any clause within these arbitration provisions is found to be illegal or unenforceable, that specific clause will be severed from these arbitration provisions, and the remainder of the arbitration provisions will be given full force and effect. In the event some or all of these arbitration provisions are determined to be unenforceable for any reason, or if a claim, dispute or controversy is brought that is found by a court to be excluded from the scope of these arbitration provisions, WNBAE and you agree to waive, to the fullest extent allowed by law, any trial by jury.
The terms of these arbitration provisions will also apply to any claims asserted by you against any present or future parent or affiliated company of WNBAE to the extent that any such claims arise out of your access to, and/or use of the Service, and/or the provision of content, services, and/or technology on or through the Service.
CLASS ACTION WAIVER
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY – IT MAY SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS.
WNBAE and you agree that WNBAE and you will resolve any disputes, claims or controversies on an individual basis, and that any claims brought under this Agreement in connection with the Service will be brought in an individual capacity, and not on behalf of, or as part of, any purported class, consolidated, or representative proceeding. WNBAE and you further agree that WNBAE and you shall not participate in any consolidated, class, or representative proceeding (existing or future) brought by any third party arising under this Agreement or in connection with the Service.
If any court or arbitrator determines that the class action waiver set forth in this paragraph is void or unenforceable for any reason or that arbitration can proceed on a class basis, then the disputes, claims or controversies will not be subject to arbitration and must be litigated in federal court located in New York, New York.
The terms of this provision will also apply to any claims asserted by you against any parent or affiliated company of WNBAE to the extent that any such claims arise out of your access to, and/or use of the Service, and/or the provision of content, services, and/or technology on or through the Service.
CHOICE OF LAW
This Agreement and any disputes relating to this Agreement or the Service will be governed by the laws of the State of New York, United States of America, without regard to its principles of conflicts of laws. You further agree to accept service of process by certified mail, return receipt requested at the address designated by you. WNBAE will be entitled to recover court costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses incurred in successfully proving any breach of this Agreement.
You acknowledge and agree that any violation of the Agreement relating to the disclosure, use, copying, distribution, display or publishing of the information and/or content on the Service and/or use of the Service may result in irreparable injury and damage to WNBAE that may not be adequately compensable in money damages, and for which WNBAE will have no adequate remedy at law. You, therefore, consent and agree that WNBAE may obtain injunctions, orders or other equitable relief as may be reasonably necessary to ensure compliance with this Agreement. You waive any requirement of the posting of a bond that may apply for issuance of any injunctions, orders or other equitable relief.
Use of the Service is not authorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to this Agreement. This Agreement is personal to you, and you may not assign your rights or obligations to anyone. We may assign Our rights and obligations under this Agreement, without notice, (i) to any affiliate of WNBAE, (ii) in connection with any change of control (e.g., by merger, exchange of stock or other equity interests, etc.) involving WNBAE or one of its respective affiliates or in connection with any sale of substantially all of the assets related to the Site, or (iii) to any successor in interest or other assignee of WNBAE. This Agreement shall be binding on and inure to the benefit of the successors and permitted assigns of WNBAE. The terms and conditions contained in this Agreement may not be modified by you except in a writing duly signed by you and an authorized representative of WNBAE. If any provision in this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. A waiver by Us of any right hereunder in any one instance shall not be deemed as a waiver of such right in any subsequent instance