Liquid Mirror Enterprises Affiliate Service Agreement
This Affiliate Service Agreement (hereinafter the "Agreement") is made by and agreed to between Liquid Mirror Enterprises ("LME"), and you ("You"). As an application service provider, LME facilitates "Affiliate Marketing Programs" through provision of services ("Network Service") via the Internet. An "Affiliate Marketing Program" (or "Program") is where a person, entity, affiliate or its agent operating one or more "Web site(s)" (domain or portion of a domain within the Internet and/or subscription e-mail list(s)) ("Affiliate") may earn financial compensation ("Payouts") for "Transactions" (sales) made from such Affilliate's Web site or subscription e-mails through a click made by a "Visitor" (generally any person or entity that is not the Affiliate or the Affiliate’s agent) an Internet connection ("Link") to a Web site or Web site content operated by another person or entity ("Advertiser"). The Advertiser compensates the Publisher, in accordance with this Agreement and the Program Payout specifications.
1 Relationship. In the context of this Agreement, You are referred to herein as an Affiliate. You agree not to:
(a) mislead others;
(b) operate or utilize a Web site or e-mail Link to Web sites that contain or promote, any of these types of content: libelous, defamatory, obscene, abusive, violent, bigoted, hate-oriented, illegal, cracking, hacking or warez, or the offer any illegal good or service, or Link to a Web site(s) that do so; and/or
(c) engage in spamming, indiscriminate advertising or unsolicited commercial e-mail.
LME may deem inappropriate based upon the foregoing, and/or on reasonable Internet business standards as they may evolve, any Web site or content that You make available to Visitors through e-mail, and provide You with notice that You are in breach of this Section 1 (with the opportunity to cure in accordance with Section 6.2 below, except if Your Web site, e-mail content and/or business activity is illegal). Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or otherwise illegal content or activity by You on Your Web site or in Your subscription e-mails, or that is perpetrated through use of the Network Service, is grounds for immediate termination of this Agreement or deactivation of "Your Account" (a memo account kept by LME on Your behalf), without prior notice by LME and referral to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. LME may not review all content on Your Web site or in Your subscription e-mails. You shall remain solely responsible for Your Web site and subscription e-mail content. LME is, under no circumstances, responsible for the practices of any Publisher or such Publisher’s Web site(s) and/or the content that an Advertiser makes available through the Network Service and/or the content of Publishers’ subscription e-mails.
2.1 Linking to the Advertiser. During the Term You have the opportunity to earn Payouts if results are produced through running one or more Advertiser "Campaigns" (pay-per-Transaction promotions). Upon approval by the Advertiser for acceptance into its Program, You may post (and remove) Links from Your Web site or subscription e-mails to Advertiser's Web site or Web site content at Your discretion in accordance with this Agreement. If such Links are not dynamically updated through the Network Service, You are obligated to update Links to an Advertiser's Web site or Web site content when notified to do so in order to earn Payouts. In the context of the LME Publisher Referral Program, LME is acting as an Advertiser and all provisions herein that reference "Advertiser" are deemed to refer to LME.
2.2 Use of Links to the Advertiser. You may not place Links to Advertiser's Web site or Web site content in newsgroups, message boards, unsolicited e-mail and other types of spam, banner networks, counters, chatrooms, guestbooks, IRC channels or through similar Internet resources. You must place Links to the Advertiser's Web site or Web site content such that it is unlikely that the Links will mislead the Visitor, and such that it is reasonably likely that the Links will deliver bona fide Transactions by the Visitor to Advertiser from the Link.
The details of an Advertiser's Program and any Campaigns shall be available by Linking through the Network Service to the Advertiser's "Information Page" hosted by Advertiser. Through its Information Page, an Advertiser may prohibit You from receiving compensation for a Payout attributable to Transactions made directly by You or on Your behalf by Your agent by Linking to Advertiser from Your Web site or in Your subscription e-mail. An Advertiser may permit You to serve the Advertiser's ad content and/or modify the Advertiser's Links (including but not limited to the images contained therein). Nothing contained on an Advertiser's Information Page may conflict with terms and conditions contained in this Agreement and the Advertiser Service Agreement and any such conflicting terms and conditions shall be void. LME shall not be obligated to enforce or honor any such conflicting terms and conditions. Breach of this Section 2.2 is cause for immediate termination from an Advertiser's Program or Campaign and/or termination of this Agreement.
2.3 Termination from Advertiser's Program/Campaign. After You have been approved by an Advertiser, the Advertiser may terminate You, one of Your Web sites or subscription e-mail lists, and/or Sub-Publisher(s) from the Advertiser's Program or a Campaign upon 7 days written notice with effect from the 8th day from such notice ("Publisher Termination for Convenience"); unless the Advertiser is terminating You/Your Sub-Publisher upon notification to You for any of the following material breaches ("Publisher Termination for Material Breach"):
(a) operation of an illegal business through such Web site and/or subscription e-mail list;
(b) engaging in any illegal activity of any type, including but not limited to displaying illegal content on its Web Site and/or in its subscription e-mails or offering any illegal good or service through its Web Site and/or subscription e-mails;
(c) operation of a Web site or e-mail Link to Web sites that contain or promote, any of the following content: misleading, abusive, violent, bigoted, hate-oriented;
(d) engaging in indiscriminate or unsolicited commercial advertising e-mails;
(e) placing Links to a Your Web site in newsgroups, message boards, unsolicited e-mail and other types of spam, banner networks, counters, chatrooms, guestbooks, IRC channels or through similar Internet resources;
(g) establishing or causing to be established any promotion that provides any rewards, points or compensation for Transactions, or that allows third parties to place Links to the Advertiser's Web site or Web site content, without such Advertiser's prior written permission;
(h) breach of the licensing provisions of this Agreement;
(i) breach of any other intellectual property right provision of this Agreement or other of common law intellectual property rights of Advertiser; and/or
(j) diluting, blurring or tarnishing the value of Advertiser's trademarks, tradenames, and/or service marks.
LME may terminate You/Your Sub-Publisher from an Advertiser’s Program or Campaign in LME’s sole discretion.
3.1 Applicable Codes and Code Maintenance. In order for LME to record the tracking of Visitors' Transactions resulting from clicks on Advertiser Links on Your Web sites and/or subscription e-mailings, code ("Transaction Tracking Code") must be included in and maintained within the Advertiser's Links, and all Advertiser Links and all advertisements ("Ad Content") must be in a Network Service compatible format. You, the Advertiser or the Advertiser's agent may serve standard Ad Content. If the Advertiser has any non-standard Ad Content or Link format, these must be served by the Advertiser, You or a LME authorized provider (please contact LME support for verification and authority).
LME shall determine (where possible) actual Payouts that should be credited to Your Account, and alternatively apply an estimated amount of Payouts, if the Advertiser or its agent serves Advertiser's Ad Content and such Links are not functioning properly, or if Links to an Advertiser's Web site through the Network Service are not functioning properly due to Advertiser's negligent or intentional act or omission. LME may temporarily deactivate Your Account or terminate You if You or Your agent is responsible for the improper functioning of Ad Content that You serve, or if You otherwise interfere with and/or fail to maintain the Transaction Tracking Code.
3.2 Network Service. Subject to Section 3.1, LME shall provide You with access to tracking, reporting and support services. Critical information shall be tracked through the Tracking Code regarding Transactions that result directly from Links placed by You through the Network Service to Your Web site or subscription e-mail. You shall be able to produce informational reports and analyses through the Network Service. Tracking details regarding Visitor Transactions for all Advertisers is not available on a real-time basis and there may be reporting delays regarding Transactions for some Advertisers. LME may make available, at fees that LME shall publish from time-to-time, enhanced reporting capabilities and other services that are not included in the standard Network Service.
On-line support service is available via LME support at email@example.com.
3.3 Advertiser's Payout Rate. The Advertiser shall establish through the Network Service a Payout rate for a qualifying Transaction for each of the Advertiser's Campaigns. Your Account will be credited with each Payout in accordance with the Advertiser's Campaign Payout rate for the relevant Campaign for each such Visitor action resulting directly from Links from each of Your or Your Sub-Publisher's Web sites or subscription e-mail to each Advertiser's Web site or Web site content.
LME may discontinue Campaigns or Programs, or decrease any Payout rate upon 7 days written notice with effect from the 8th day from such notice. LME will send You a notice through the Network Service messaging system regarding each change in Payout rate(s) or Campaign or Program discontinuation. If You have a custom Payout rate or other arrangements it is the Advertiser's responsibility for notifying You through the Network Service messaging system of a change in Payout rate or discontinuation of a Campaign or Program.
3.4 Payment. If on the last day of the month Your Account exceeds LME's "Minimum Balance Amount", as set by LME from time to time (currently US$25 if paid out through PayPal and US$100 if paid out by check), for Transactions reported for the previous month, LME will issue to You any positive balance in Your Account. LME shall have no obligation to make payment of any Payouts for which LME has not received payment from the customer. If LME elects, in its own discretion, not to make payment to You for amounts not received from an customer, those amounts shall not be included in the Minimum Balance Amount. Your recourse for any earned Payouts not received by LME and not paid to You shall be to make a claim against the relevant customers and LME disclaims any and all liability for such payment. The number or amount of Transactions and clicks, credits for Payouts, and debits for Chargebacks, as calculated by LME shall be final and binding on You.
You may have a negative balance if Your Account is debited amounts equivalent to previous Payouts for Chargebacks and You do not have an adequate Account balance to cover the Chargeback amounts. Whenever You have a negative balance, You must immediately remit a payment to LME in an amount sufficient to bring Your Account to a zero balance. You may make payments hereunder via check, wire transfer, or certain credit cards over the Web or by phone. When payment is made by check, Your Account will not reflect payment until the check has cleared and cash has been transferred to Commission Junction's bank account. Your Account will not accrue interest. If You have a negative balance for any period of 45 days or more, Your Account is subject to 1.5% interest per month, compounded monthly. Your Account may be deactivated for non-payment. Check Your Account page for payment instructions and foreign currency options.
Your Account balance shall appear in US Dollars. Payment in Your local currency may be available. The conversion rate shall be determined in accordance with LME's operating standards using the rates prevailing upon the date that payment is made to You, or upon the basis of historical conversion rates if rates are unavailable at such time.
Any questions (including disputes) regarding Payouts and/or payment should be directed in the first instance to: firstname.lastname@example.org. LME shall work with internal resources, such as finance, legal, and senior management, as necessary to answer Your questions.
3.5 Chargebacks. An customer may request that LME, or LME may on its own initiative, debit Your Account with an amount equal to a Payout previously credited to Your Account in circumstances of a: product return; duplicate entry or other clear error; non-bona fide Transaction where there is no Publisher failure to comply with the Publisher Service Agreement or this Agreement; or, with respect to a sale, non-receipt of payment from, or refund of payment to, the Visitor by the Advertiser ("Chargeback"). Chargebacks requested by the Advertiser in accordance with the preceding sentence may be applied up to and including the 60th day after the end of the month in which the Payout was earned ("Chargeback Period"). LME may apply at any time Chargebacks for non-bona fide Transactions in circumstances of Publisher or Sub-Publisher failure to comply with this Agreement or the Advertiser Service Agreement.
4.1 Proprietary Rights and Licenses. LME grants to You a revocable, non-transferable, royalty free, international sublicense to display and Link to the Advertiser's Web site or Web site content, and all trademarks, service marks, tradenames, and/or copyrighted material ("Content"), from each of Your Web Sites and/or subscription e-mail for the limited purposes of Promoting the Advertiser's Program and subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. The foregoing rights are sub-licensable by You to Your Sub-Publishers only if authorized by Advertiser on its Information page or by written permission. Your/Your Sub-Publisher's sub-license is conditioned upon You/Your Sub-Publishers'(as the case may be): (a) not otherwise copying nor modifying, in any way, any icons, buttons, banners, graphics files or Content that is made available to You through the Network Service pursuant to the such sublicense; and (b) not removing or altering any copyright or trademark notices.
4.2 No Challenge to Intellectual Property. LME acknowledges that it obtains no proprietary rights in Your Content, and agrees not to challenge Your proprietary rights to the Content unless and until this Agreement is terminated. You acknowledge that You obtain no proprietary rights in LME's Content, patents, and patent applications, and agree not to challenge LME's proprietary rights in LME's patents and patent applications, and, with respect to the Content until this Agreement is terminated.
The licensees/sub-licensees agree that all goodwill arising as a result of the licensor's Intellectual Property shall inure to the benefit of the licensor, and that all non-licensed/or sublicense proprietary rights in the Intellectual Property remain with the licensor. Licensees/sub-licensees shall not adopt any names, trademarks, service marks or domain names that are confusingly similar to, or in combination with any of licensor's tradenames, trademarks, service marks and/or domain names.
4.3 Terminating Licenses. The Advertiser may terminate any sublicense granted to You and/or a Sub-Publisher under this Agreement immediately upon written notice to You if the Advertiser has reasonable concerns that You and/or the Sub-Publisher is diluting, tarnishing or blurring the value of the Advertiser's trademarks, service marks, and/or tradenames, and/or breach of the Advertisers other intellectual property rights. LME may terminate this Agreement immediately upon written notice if LME has reasonable concerns that You/or Your Sub-Publisher may be diluting, tarnishing or blurring the value of LME's trademarks, service marks, and/or tradenames, and/or breach of LME's other intellectual property rights.
5.1 Privacy and Confidentiality. You or LME may provide the other with information that is confidential and proprietary to that party or a third party, as is designated by the disclosing party ("Confidential Information"). The receiving party agrees to make commercially reasonable efforts, but in no case no less effort than it uses to protect its own Confidential Information, to maintain the confidentiality in order to protect any proprietary interests of the disclosing party. "Confidential Information" shall not include (even if designated by a party) information that is or becomes part of the public domain through no act or omission of the receiving party, or is lawfully received by the receiving party from a third party without restriction on use or disclosure and without breach of this Agreement or any other agreement without knowledge by the receiving party of any breach of fiduciary duty, or that the receiving party had in its possession prior to the date of this Agreement.
The information that You supply to establish and maintain Your Account shall be Your Confidential Information, and You agree that LME may provide Your e-mail address(es) and basic Publisher Account detail (including but not limited to Web site name (if applicable), date Web site or subscription e-mail first entered into operation, and visitor demographics) to other Advertisers. You shall be responsible for all usage and activity on Your account and for loss, theft or unauthorized disclosure of Your password (other than through LME's grossly negligent or willful conduct or omission). You shall provide LME with prompt written notification to email@example.com of any known or suspected unauthorized use of Your Account or breach of the security of Your Account.
5.2 Collection and Use of Transaction Data. LME does not collect information about a Visitor's Transactions, other than what it receives through the installed tracking code. LME reserves the right to be able to utilize this data, which may include information about Your performance statistics, to analyze Network Service trends, monitor Network Service efficiencies, maintain the integrity of the tracking code, promote Network Service capabilities and efficiencies, and promote You and Your Web site or subscription e-mail performance to Advertisers. LME may also disclose data regarding a Visitor's Transactions to You, if You referred the Visitor to the Advertiser, for the performance of this Agreement and to the Advertiser for the performance of the Advertiser's Advertiser Service Agreement, and for Your use for rewards programs that the Visitor is a member of (on the condition that the Visitor has authorized release of such information to You).
5.3 Collection and Confidentiality of Visitors' Personal Data. LME promises not to disclose publicly, other than under compulsion of law, including subpoena, any personal or business information that can be linked specifically to any Visitors to Your Web site that result directly from Links on Your Web sites and/or subscription e-mail mailings without the Visitor's express permission (which may be through the Visitor's membership to Your subscription e-mail or Web site program), to the extent LME collects any such information, including, but not limited to, the Visitor's name, e-mail address, phone number, or any other personal information.
6.1 Term and Notices. This Agreement shall commence upon Your indication that You have accepted this Agreement by ‘clicking through’ the acceptance button on the LME Web site, and, subject to Section 6.2, shall last until terminated in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. Except as provided elsewhere herein, both parties must send all notices relating to this Agreement via e- mail with the subject line of "IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE", to: (a) for LME, "firstname.lastname@example.org", and, (b) for You, at the e-mail address listed on Your Account. E-mailed notices shall be effective upon the logging by sender’s server of delivery confirmation. Your Account may be closed and LME may terminate this Agreement if Your Account has not been logged into and/or there have been no Transactions credited to Your Account for any 90 day period.
6.2 Temporary Deactivation and Termination. This Agreement may be terminated by Publisher upon 30 days notice, or by a non-breaching party if a breaching party fails to remedy a breach of this Agreement within 30 days' written notice, except in where no opportunity to cure is required to be extended (as specified herein). Your Account may be deactivated in accordance with Sections 1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.5, 4 or other material breach of this Agreement pending termination or cure of Your breach. If this Agreement is terminated for Your breach, You shall not be eligible to enter into a new click-on Publisher Marketing agreement with LME, and any attempt to do so shall be null and void.
Upon termination of this Agreement, an outstanding credit balance shall be paid by LME to You within 90 days of the termination date, and an outstanding debit balance shall be paid by You to LME within 30 days of termination of this Agreement, subject to amounts equivalent to pending for Chargebacks (that shall be paid promptly if and when LME has been able to verify that no Chargeback is applicable). Upon termination of this Agreement, any license or sublicense granted under this Agreement will terminate, and the licensee/sub-licensee must immediately destroy or delete all physical and electronic copies of the Intellectual Property and the Confidential Information, and cause all Links to Advertisers (or applicable Advertiser) to be removed, and, in the case of termination, Links to LME to be removed. Upon termination of this Agreement, or in case of deactivation of Your Account pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, You shall no longer accrue Payouts in Your Account for Visitors' click-throughs to Advertiser's Web site or Web site content (including but not limited to subsequent sales and/or Leads).
6.3 Survival. The provisions of this Section and Sections 1, 3.4, 3.5, 5, 6, 8.1(a), 9, 10, 11.3, 11.5, and 11.6 shall survive the termination of this Agreement.
7 Changes to the Network Service. This Agreement, including the Introduction, contains the entire understanding and agreement of the parties and there have been no promises, representations, agreements, warranties or undertakings by either of the parties, either oral or written, except as stated in this Agreement. This Agreement may only be altered, amended or modified by an instrument that is assented to by each party to this Agreement by verifiable means, including without limitation by written instrument signed by the parties or through a "click through" acknowledgement of assent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, LME shall have the right to change, modify or amend ("Change") this Agreement, in whole or in part, by notifying You of such Change, by e-mail, at least 14 days prior to the effective date of such Change; provided however that either party shall have the right to terminate this Agreement pursuant to Section 6.2 in event that You do not agree to such Change.
(a.) Cumulative. No remedy or election shall be deemed exclusive but shall, wherever possible, be cumulative with all other remedies at law or in equity.
(b.) Your Remedies. If You believe in good faith that LME is harming Your reputation or in breach of any of the following Sections of this Agreement: 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 7, 10 and/or 11.2, You must notify LME in accordance with Section 6.1 and provide LME with the opportunity to cure such breach. You may terminate this Agreement immediately upon notice to LME if LME is in breach of Section 5.3 of this Agreement.
(c) Advertisers/LME Remedies. An Advertiser may terminate Your or Your Sub-Publisher's sublicense/participation in the Advertiser's Program under this Agreement immediately upon notice to LME if the Advertiser believes in good faith that You or Your Sub-Publisher is harming the Advertiser's reputation, or in breach of the following Sections of this Agreement: 1 (except as noted therein), 2.2, 2.3, 4 and/or 8.2. If LME believes in good faith that You are harming LME's reputation or in breach of any of the following Sections of this Agreement: 1 (except as noted therein), 3.1 (except for gross negligence or intentional act or omission), 3.4, 4.2, 5.1, 10, and/or 11.2, LME must notify You in accordance with Section 6.1 and provide You with the opportunity to cure such breach. LME may terminate this Agreement, deactivate You or remove or disable any Links from Your Web site or subscription e-mails through the Network Service without prior notice if You are in breach of any of the following Sections of this Agreement: 1 (except as noted therein), 3.1 (for gross negligence or intentional act or omission), 2.2, and/or 8.2.
8.2 Third Party Disputes. Should any third party dispute a party's right to use any Link, domain name, trademark, service mark, trade dress, or right to offer any service or good offered on a party's Web site or through its subscription e-mail, a party may, without prior notice, terminate this Agreement, or, in LME's case, deactivate Your Account. A party's representations regarding the preceding may or may not be relied upon in the other party's decision whether to terminate this Agreement, or, in LME's case, deactivate Your Account.
9.1 Business Operations. Each party will make reasonable commercial efforts to keep its Web site operational during normal business hours. However, the parties agree that it is normal to have a certain amount of system downtime and agree not to hold each other or the Advertiser liable for any of the consequences of such interruptions.
9.2 Authority and Compliance with Laws. Each party represents and warrants to the other party as to itself that the person executing this Agreement is authorized to do so on such party's behalf. Each party is responsible for compliance with the applicable local laws in the jurisdiction from which it operates and represents and warrants such compliance. Each party represents and warrants that the party shall have all appropriate authority and rights to grant the licenses hereunder, and that to the party's knowledge the licenses, and in the case of LME, the technology that LME utilizes for the Network Service, do(es) not infringe a third party's (or the other party's) intellectual property rights.
9.3 Limitation of Liabilities. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A PARTY'S INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATIONS, ANY LIABILITY OF A PARTY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE TOTAL OF YOUR PAYOUTS PAID AND PAYABLE TO YOU BY LME AND INTEREST PAID AND PAYABLE BY YOU TO LME DURING THE TERM OF THIS AGREEMENT. NEITHER PARTY SHALL BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER PARTY, OR ANY THIRD PARTY (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO A CLAIM BY ANOTHER PUBLISHER OR AN ADVERTISER OF THE NETWORK SERVICE), FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR CLAIM.
9.4 Disclaimer of Warranties. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, BOTH PARTIES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, (A) MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, (B) THAT THERE ARE NO VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, (C) THAT A PARTY'S SECURITY METHODS EMPLOYED WILL BE SUFFICIENT, (D) REGARDING CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY, OR (D) AGAINST INTERFERENCE WITH ENJOYMENT OF A PARTY'S "INFORMATION" (WEB SITE). ALL 'INFORMATION' AND 'COMPUTER PROGRAMS' PROVIDED IN THE COURSE OF THIS AGREEMENT ARE PROVIDED WITH ALL FAULTS, AND THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY, AND EFFORT IS WITH THE USER.
9.5 Benefit of the Bargain. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION 9 ARE AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF THE BENEFIT OF THE BARGAIN REFLECTED IN THIS AGREEMENT.
10 Indemnification. Each party ("indemnitor") shall defend, indemnify and hold the other party ("indemnitee") harmless against all claims, suits, costs, damages and judgments incurred, claimed or sustained by third parties for the indemnitor's breach of this Agreement and for claims of product liability and/or malpractice or misfeasance in the performance of services ("Claims"). Should any Claim give rise to a duty of indemnification under the provisions of this Agreement, then the indemnitee shall promptly notify the indemnitor, and the indemnitee shall be entitled, at its own expense, and upon reasonable notice to the indemnitor, to participate in, control the defense, compromise and to defend such Claim. The indemnitor may not settle any claim without the consent of the indemnitee, except upon terms and conditions offered or consented to by the indemnitee, which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld. Neither participation nor control in the defense shall waive or reduce any obligations to indemnify or hold harmless.
11.1 Headings and References. Headings of Sections are for the convenience of reference only. Words indicated in quotes and capitalized signify an abbreviation or defined term for indicated words or terms, including those definitions contained in the opening paragraph. The content in other Web sites specifically referenced in this Agreement, such as URLs, is incorporated by this reference as though fully stated in this Agreement.
11.2 Relationships of Parties/Third Party Rights. The relationships of the parties to this Agreement shall be solely that of independent contractors, and nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed otherwise. Nothing in this Agreement or in the business or dealings between the parties shall be construed to make them joint venturers or partners with each other. Neither party shall do anything to suggest to third parties that the relationship between the parties is anything other than that of independent contractor.
11.3 Choice of Law/Attorneys Fees. This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of California (USA), except for its conflict of law provisions. The exclusive forum for any actions related to this Agreement shall be in the state courts in Orange County, California, and, to the extent that federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction, in Los Angeles, California. You consent to such venue and jurisdiction. The application of the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods is expressly excluded. A party that primarily prevails in an action brought under this Agreement is entitled to recover from the other party its reasonable attorneys fees and costs. LME controls and operates its Web site from its offices in the U.S.A. and access or use where illegal is prohibited.
11.4 Force Majeure. Neither party shall be liable by reason of any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations hereunder for any cause beyond the reasonable control of such party, including but not limited to electrical outages, failure of Internet service providers, riots, insurrection, war (or similar), fires, flood, earthquakes, explosions, and other acts of God.
11.5 Severability/Waiver. If any provision of this Agreement is held by any court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, null or void or against public policy, the remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. The parties shall in good faith attempt to modify any invalidated provision to carry out the stated intentions in this Agreement. The waiver of any breach of any provision under this Agreement by any party shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach, nor shall any waiver constitute a continuing waiver.
11.6 Assignment and Acknowledgement. Neither party may assign this Agreement without the prior express written permission of the other party. Your use of the Network Service is irrefutable acknowledgement by You that You have read, understood and agreed to each and every term and provision of this Agreement. LME may establish from time to time rules and regulations regarding use of the Network Service as published on the Network Service and are incorporated herein.
The Site may now, or hereafter from time to time, contain certain statements or information with respect to (i) the projection of revenues, income, earnings per share, capital expenditures, dividends, capital structure, or other financial items relating to us; (ii) our plans, objectives and/or projections for future operations, including those relating to our products or services; (iii) our future economic performance; and (iv) other projections, estimates or forward-looking statements relating to us. All such statements and information are forward-looking statements within the meanings of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements are based upon, or will be based upon, our judgment with respect to future events and are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks that could cause actual results or circumstances to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. For further detail and information concerning such risks and uncertainties, please consult our reports and other documents and information now and hereafter on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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