BY USING THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AND ARE OTHERWISE LEGALLY QUALIFIED TO ENTER INTO AND FORM CONTRACTS UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. Any individual using the Website or Services on behalf of a company further represents and warrants that they are authorized to act and enter into contracts on behalf of that company. This Agreement is void where prohibited.
5. CRIMINAL RECORDS'S ROLE
Without limitation, You agree that Criminal Records is merely a technology solution that serves as a third-party platform and You use the Website and Services at Your own risk, without limitation and pursuant to Section 8 ASSUMPTION OF RISK; RELEASE. Criminal Records's role is limited because Criminal Records is not directly involved in creating or storing the underlying information in our reports. Criminal Records does not necessarily prescreen the content and/or information provided to users. Criminal Records does not take or transfer ownership of items or liability attaching thereto. For addition information, please carefully review Section 16: DISCLAIMERS; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
Subject to Your compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Criminal Records grants You a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, revocable as stated in this Agreement, non-transferable license to use the Website and Services. The Website, or any portion of the Website, may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, modified, sold, resold, distributed, transmitted, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without the express written consent of Criminal Records. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by Criminal Records. Without limitation, this Agreement grants You no rights in or to the intellectual property of Criminal Records or any other party, except as expressly set forth herein. The license granted in this section is conditioned on Your compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Your rights under this section will immediately terminate in the event that You breach, actually or potentially in the sole judgment of Criminal Records, any provision of this Agreement.
7. NO RELIANCE ON THIRD-PARTY CONTENT
The information on the Website is provided for information purposes only. The Website and Services are provided only as a technology solution. Criminal Records does not: (i) guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any third-party information accessible on or through the Website; or (ii) adopt, endorse, or accept responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made by a third-party by means of the Website and Services. Under no circumstances will Criminal Records be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from your reliance on information or other content posted on the Website or transmitted to or by any third-party.
8. ASSUMPTION OF RISK; RELEASE
YOU KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL RISK WHEN USING THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES. YOU, ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF, YOUR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES, AND YOUR HEIRS, HEREBY VOLUNTARILY AGREE TO RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE, HOLD HARMLESS, DEFEND, AND INDEMNIFY CRIMINAL RECORDS AND ITS STOCKHOLDERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, CONSULTANTS, REPRESENTATIVES, SUBLICENSEES, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS (COLLECTIVELY, THE "CRIMINAL RECORDS PARTIES") FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, ACTIONS, OR LOSSES FOR BODILY INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, WRONGFUL DEATH, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF PRIVACY, OR OTHER DAMAGES OR HARM, WHETHER TO YOU OR TO THIRD PARTIES, THAT MAY RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES.
9. USER INFORMATION; PASSWORD PROTECTION
To access and/or use the Website and use the Services, You may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. You represent and warrant that all user information You provide in connection with Your use of the Website and Services will be current, complete, and accurate, and that You will update that information as necessary to maintain its completeness and accuracy.If Criminal Records believes in its sole discretion that the information You provide is not current, complete, or accurate, Criminal Records has the right to refuse You access to the Website and Services and/or to terminate or suspend your access at any time. You represent and warrant that You will not create a fake account. You may also be asked to provide a user name and password in connection with Your use of certain of the Services. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your password. You may not use the account, user name, or password of any other member at any time. You agree to notify Criminal Records immediately of any unauthorized use of Your account, user name, or password. Criminal Records shall not be liable for any loss that You incur as a result of someone else using Your password, either with or without Your knowledge. You may be held liable for any losses incurred by Criminal Records, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives due to someone else's use of Your account or password.
10. CONSENT TO RECEIVE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS FROM CRIMINAL RECORDS
11. CONSENT TO RECEIVE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS FROM CRIMINAL RECORDS PARTNER MARKETERS
Without limitation, by registering for the Website and/or Services and/or by providing your name, email, postal or residential address, and/or phone number through the Website or Services, you hereby consent to receive, and openly and knowingly solicit, electronic communications, including SMS communications (for informational purposes only) or, email (for all permissible commercial purposes) from Criminal Records partner firms which may include third party marketing companies, affiliates, advertising agencies, and data aggregation companies regarding our or their services., You may opt-out of receiving electronic communications at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions contained in each communication, but you must contact the third-parties directly to do so.
12. RESERVED RIGHTS FOR CRIMINAL RECORDS FEES
(a) Reserved Rights for Criminal Records's Fees
You acknowledge and agree that Criminal Records reserves the right to charge for access to the Website and use of the Services, in accordance with the Criminal Records Fees that are clearly disclosed throughout the Website. Criminal Records's decision not to exercise any specific right or require performance of any specific obligation under this Agreement, including without limitation the collection of regularly recurring fees from You, shall not affect Criminal Records's subsequent ability to exercise such right or require such performance at any time thereafter. Nor shall Criminal Records's waiver of Your breach constitute Criminal Records's waiver of any subsequent breach by You or any other user of the Website and/or Services. By using the Website and/or Services, You authorize Criminal Records, and/or its payment processor, to charge Criminal Records's fees to the credit card, debit card, or other payment method You provide.
(b) Criminal Records Fees: Offer Details
Volume Discount Offer Refund Policy:
To cancel at any time and have your last month's payment refunded, please contact customer care at 1-855-703-0266 or use our 24x7 online customer support. In addition to our refund policy we also offer a search credit for any unsuccessful search.
13. THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES
The Website is linked with the websites of third parties ("Third-Party Websites"), some of whom may have established relationships with Criminal Records and some of whom may not. Criminal Records does not have control over the content and performance of Third-Party Websites. Criminal Records has not reviewed, and cannot review or control, all of the material, including computer software or other goods or services, made available on or through third-party websites. Accordingly, Criminal Records does not represent, warrant, or endorse any third-party website, or the accuracy, currency, content, fitness, lawfulness, or quality of the information, material, goods, or services available through third-party websites. Criminal Records disclaims, and you agree to assume, all responsibility and liability for any damages or other harm, whether to you or to third parties, resulting from your use of third-party websites.
14. PROHIBITED USES
Criminal Records imposes certain restrictions on Your use of the Website and the Services. You represent and warrant that you will not: (a) "stalk" or otherwise harass any person, or contact any person who has requested not to be contacted; (b) provide false, misleading or inaccurate information to Criminal Records or any other member; (c) impersonate, or otherwise misrepresent affiliation, connection or association with, any person or entity; (d) while, using the Website and Services, use "ad blocking" software or similar built-in web browser options designed to hide, block or prevent the proper display of online advertising; (e) modify or change the placement and location of any advertisement appearing on the Website; (f) harvest or otherwise collect information about Criminal Records users, including email addresses and phone numbers; (g) use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent, or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars, or intelligent agents) to harvest or otherwise collect information from the Website for any use, including without limitation use on third-party websites; (h) access content or data not intended for You, or log onto a server or account that You are not authorized to access; (i) attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Services, the Website, or any associated system or network, or breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (j) interfere or attempt to interfere with the use of the Website or Services by any other user, host, or network, including, without limitation by means of submitting a virus, overloading, "flooding," "spamming," "mail bombing," or "crashing"; (k) use the Website or Services to send unsolicited e-mail, including without limitation promotions or advertisements for products or services; (l) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or in any uploading or posting to, or transmission, display, performance or distribution by means of, the Website or Services; or (m) attempt to modify, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reduce or attempt to reduce to a human-perceivable form any of the source code used by the Criminal Records Parties in providing the Website or Services. Any violation of this section may subject You to civil and/or criminal liability.
15. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
(a) Compliance with Law
You represent and warrant that, when using the Website and Services, You will obey the law and respect the intellectual property rights of others. Your use of the Website and Services is at all times governed by and subject to laws regarding copyright ownership and use of intellectual property generally. You agree not to upload, post, transmit, display, perform, or distribute any content, information or other materials in violation of any third-party's copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights. YOU HEREBY REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE OWNER OF ANY USER CONTENT THAT YOU SUBMIT TO THE WEBSITE. YOU SHALL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY VIOLATIONS OF ANY LAWS AND FOR ANY INFRINGEMENTS OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS CAUSED BY YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES. COMPANY BEARS THE SOLE BURDEN OF PROVING THAT CONTENT, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIALS DO NOT VIOLATE ANY LAWS OR THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS.
Criminal Records and the "Criminal Records logo" (collectively, the "Criminal Records Marks") are trademarks or registered trademarks of Criminal Records. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics, logos, and domain names appearing on the Website may be the trademarks of third-parties. Neither Your use of the Website and Services nor this Agreement grant You any right, title or interest in or to, or any license to reproduce or otherwise use, the Criminal Records Marks or any third-party trademarks, service marks, graphics, logos, or domain names. You agree that any goodwill in the Criminal Records Marks generated as a result of Your use of the Website and Services will inure to the benefit of Criminal Records, and You agree to assign, and hereby do assign, all such goodwill to Criminal Records. You shall not at any time, nor shall You assist others to, challenge Criminal Records's right, title, or interest in or to, or the validity of, the Criminal Records Marks.
(c) Copyrighted Materials; Copyright Notice
All content and other materials available through the Website and Services, including without limitation the Criminal Records logo, design, text, graphics, and other files, and the selection, arrangement, and organization thereof, are either owned by Criminal Records or are the property of Criminal Records's licensors and suppliers. Except as explicitly provided, neither Your use of the Website and Services nor this Agreement grant You any right, title, or interest in or to any such materials.
(d) DMCA Policy
As Criminal Records asks others to respect Criminal Records's intellectual property rights, Criminal Records respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe content located on or linked-to by the Website violates Your copyright, you are encouraged to please immediately notify Criminal Records by means of emailed notice ("Infringement Notice"), providing the information described herein. If Criminal Records takes action in response to an Infringement Notice, it will make a good faith attempt to contact the party that made such content available by means of the most recent email address, if any, provided by such party to Criminal Records. Please be advised that you may be held liable for damages based on certain material misrepresentations contained in an Infringement Notice. Thus, if you are not sure content located on or linked-to by the Website infringes your copyright, you should consider first contacting an attorney.
All Infringement Notices should include the following:
1. A signature, electronic or physical, of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf;
2. An identification of the copyright claimed to have been infringed;
3. A description of the nature and location of the material that you claim to infringe your copyright, in sufficient detail to permit Criminal Records to find and positively identify that material;
4. Your name, address, telephone number and email address; and
5. A statement by you: (i) that you believe in good faith that the use of the material that you claim to infringe your copyright is not authorized by law, or by the copyright owner or such owner's agent; and, (ii) under penalty of perjury, that all of the information contained in your Infringement Notice is accurate, and that you are either the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf.Infringement Notices should be sent to email@example.com with the subject line "DMCA Notice CriminalRecords.us.org". Criminal Records will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the offending material or disabling all links to the offending material.
16. DISCLAIMERS; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
(a) NO WARRANTIES.
THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY CRIMINAL RECORDS ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. CRIMINAL RECORDS DOES NOT SPECIFICALLY WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF ITS SEARCH REPORTS. THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OUR REPORTS REPRESENTS THE LIEN RECORDS AND DATA OF THE NATIONAL DATABASE PROVIDERS ON OR BEFORE THE DATE AND TIME INDICATED ON THE REPORT. CRIMINAL RECORDS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING ANY LIENS OR SECURITY INTERESTS FILED AFTER THE DATE AND TIME INDICATED ON THE REPORT. IN ADDITION, CRIMINAL RECORDS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR THE CRIMINAL OR FRAUDULENT ACTS OF THIRD PARTIES. CRIMINAL RECORDS MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE TURN AROUND TIME OF ITS SEARCH REPORTS. CRIMINAL RECORDS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, DIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, THAT YOU MAY SUFFER AS A RESULT OF AN UNUSUAL DELAY IN THE TRANSMISSION OF OUR REPORTS. BY ACCEPTING THIS LICENSE TO USE OUR WEBSITE YOU ALSO AGREE THAT, AS A CONDITION OF ANY PAYMENT TO YOU, YOUR SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, BY CRIMINAL RECORDS AS PART OF ITS GUARANTEE OF THE ACCURACY OF ITS REPORTS, YOU, YOUR SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS WILL SUBROGATE ANY AND ALL RIGHTS THAT YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST ANY PARTY THAT CAUSED THE LIEN OR SECURITY INTEREST TO BE FILED.
FURTHER, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, CRIMINAL RECORDS, ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND ITS LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS, HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE WEBSITE, ARISING BY OPERATION OF LAW OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, NO ENCUMBRANCE, OR TITLE, IN ADDITION TO ANY WARRANTIES ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE, OR TRADE PRACTICE. NEITHER CRIMINAL RECORDS NOR ITS LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS WARRANTS THAT THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. THE LIABILITY OF CRIMINAL RECORDS FOR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE FURNISHING OF SERVICES PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELAYS, TORTIOUS CONDUCT, ERRORS, OR OTHER DEFECTS, REPRESENTATIONS, OR ARISING OUT OF THE FAILURE TO THE FURNISH SERVICES, WHETHER CAUSED BY ACTS OF COMMISSION OR OMISSION, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE OCCURRING, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. CRIMINAL RECORDS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS OR LOST REVENUES), WHETHER CAUSED BY THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF CRIMINAL RECORDS, CRIMINAL RECORDS PARTIES, OR CRIMINAL RECORDS USERS, OR THEIR AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES.
(b) YOUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE; BACKUP OF DATA
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. YOU WILL NOT HOLD CRIMINAL RECORDS OR ITS LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS, AS APPLICABLE, RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE TO ANY OF YOUR COMPUTERS OR
DATA. THE INFORMATION AND SERVICES MAY CONTAIN BUGS, ERRORS, PROBLEMS, OR OTHER LIMITATIONS.IMPORTANTLY, YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT A CATASTROPHIC DISK FAILURE OR OTHER EVENT COULD RESULT IN THE LOSS OF ALL OF THE DATA RELATED TO YOUR ACCOUNT. YOU AGREE AND UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO BACKUP YOUR DATA TO YOUR PERSONAL COMPUTER OR EXTERNAL STORAGE DEVICE AND TO ENSURE SUCH BACKUPS ARE SECURE.
(c) LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THE LIABILITY OF CRIMINAL RECORDS AND ITS LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS IS LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IN NO EVENT SHALL CRIMINAL RECORDS OR ITS LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR CONFIDENTIAL OR OTHER INFORMATION, LOSS OF PRIVACY, COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, FAILURE TO MEET ANY DUTY INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION OF GOOD FAITH OR OF REASONABLE CARE, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHERWISE, REGARDLESS OF THE FORESEEABILITY OF THOSE DAMAGES OR OF ANY ADVICE OR NOTICE GIVEN TO CRIMINAL RECORDS OR ITS LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES. THIS LIMITATION SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE OUT OF BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY OR FORM OF ACTION. ADDITIONALLY, THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF CRIMINAL RECORDS AND ITS LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS TO YOU UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL BE $50.00. YOU AGREE THAT THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY REPRESENTS A REASONABLE ALLOCATION OF RISK AND IS A FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN CRIMINAL RECORDS AND YOU. THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS.
THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, WAIVERS AND LIMITATIONS DO NOT IN ANY WAY LIMIT ANY OTHER DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES OR ANY OTHER LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IN ANY OTHER AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND CRIMINAL RECORDS OR BETWEEN YOU AND ANY OF CRIMINAL RECORDS'S LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, WAIVERS, AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. UNLESS LIMITED OR MODIFIED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS, WAIVERS AND LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED, EVEN IF ANY REMEDY FAILS ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. CRIMINAL RECORDS'S LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS ARE INTENDED THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARIES OF THESE DISCLAIMERS, WAIVERS, AND LIMITATIONS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR OTHERWISE SHALL ALTER ANY OF THE DISCLAIMERS OR LIMITATIONS STATED IN THIS SECTION.
17. YOUR REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
You represent and warrant that Your use of the Website and Services will be in accordance with this Agreement and any other Criminal Records policies, and with any applicable laws or regulations.
18. INDEMNITY BY YOU
Without limiting any indemnification provision of this Agreement, You (the "Indemnitor") agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Criminal Records and the Criminal Records Parties (collectively, the "Indemnitees") from and against any and all claims, actions, demands, causes of action, and other proceedings (collectively, "Claims"), including but not limited to legal costs and fees, and providing sole and exclusive control of the defense of any action to Criminal Records, including the choice of legal counsel and all related settlement negotiations, arising out of or relating to: (i) the relationship between You and Criminal Records, whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation, or any other legal theory; (ii) Your breach of this Agreement, including without limitation any representation or warranty contained in this Agreement; (iii) Your access to or use of the Website or Services; (iv) Your provision to Criminal Records or any of the Indemnitees of information or other data; or (v) Your violation or alleged violation of any foreign or domestic, international, federal, state, or local law or regulation; or (vi) Your violation or alleged violation of any third party's copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
The Indemnitees each have the individual right, but not the obligation, to participate through counsel of their choice in any defense by You of any Claim as to which You are required to defend, indemnify, or hold harmless any, each, and/or all Indemnitees. You may not settle any Claim without the prior written consent of the concerned Indemnified Parties.
19. GOVERNING LAW; JURISDICTION AND VENUE
(a) 1-Year Limitations Period
ANY CAUSE OF ACTION BY YOU ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE WEBSITE, SERVICES, OR THIS AGREEMENT MUST BE INSTITUTED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION AROSE OR BE FOREVER WAIVED AND BARRED. ALL ACTIONS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN ABOVE.
(b) Binding Arbitration
If You and Criminal Records cannot resolve a Claim through negotiations, either party may elect to have the Claim finally and exclusively resolved by binding arbitration. Any election to arbitrate by one party shall be final and binding on the other(s). YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WITHOUT THIS PROVISION, YOU WOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO SUE IN COURT WITH A JURY TRIAL OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION. The language in this Agreement shall be interpreted in accordance with its fair meaning and not strictly for or against either party.
The arbitration shall be commenced and conducted under the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA"), as modified by this Agreement, available at the AAA website www.adr.org or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879. Except as otherwise provided for herein, Criminal Records will pay the AAA filing, administration, and arbitrator fees. If, however, the arbitrator finds that either the substance of your claim or the relief sought is frivolous or brought for an improper purpose (as measured by the standards set forth in Federal Rule of Civil Procedures 11(b)), then the payment of all such fees will be governed by the AAA Rules. In that case, You hereby agree to reimburse Criminal Records for all payments disbursed that are your obligation to reimbursed under the AAA Rules. If you are unable to pay the arbitration fee, Criminal Records will pay it directly upon receiving a written request and a sworn statement that you are unable to pay. The arbitrator is bound by the terms of this Agreement. All issues are for the arbitrator to resolve, except that issues relating to the enforceability of the arbitration provision for a Court of Competent Jurisdiction to resolve. The arbitration may be conducted in person, through document submission, through telephone, or online. The arbitrator will issue a decision in writing, but need only provide a statement of reasons if requested by a party. The arbitrator must follow applicable law, and any award may be challenged if the arbitrator fails to do so. Criminal Records may litigate to compel arbitration in court, to stay proceedings pending arbitration, or to modify, confirm, vacate, or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator.
(c) Restrictions Against Joinder of Claims
You and Criminal Records agree that any arbitration shall be limited to each Claim individually. YOU AND CRIMINAL RECORDS HEREBY AGREE THAT EACH MAY ONLY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER IN YOUR OR CRIMINAL RECORDS'S INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. If this specific provision is found to be unenforceable, then, to the full extent allowable under applicable law, (1) no arbitration shall be joined with any other arbitration, and (2) there is no right for any Claim to be arbitrated on a class-action basis or to employ class action procedures, and (3) there is no right of authority for any dispute to be brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf either of the general public or any other individuals.
(d) Remedies in Aid of Arbitration; Equitable Relief
This agreement to arbitrate will not preclude You or Criminal Records from seeking provisional remedies in aid of arbitration, including without limitation orders to stay a court action, compel arbitration or confirm an arbitral award, from a Court of Competent Jurisdiction. Furthermore, this agreement to arbitrate will not preclude You or Criminal Records from applying to a court of competent jurisdiction for a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction, or other interim or conservatory relief, as necessary. As used herein, "Court of Competent Jurisdiction" means any federal or state court that has jurisdiction over the subject matter.
(a) BY CRIMINAL RECORDS
WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT, CRIMINAL RECORDS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO, IN CRIMINAL RECORDS'S SOLE DISCRETION AND WITHOUT NOTICE OR LIABILITY, DENY USE OF THE WEBSITE AND/OR SERVICES TO ANY PERSON FOR ANY REASON OR FOR NO REASON AT ALL, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION FOR ANY BREACH OR SUSPECTED BREACH OF ANY REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, OR COVENANT CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT, OR OF ANY APPLICABLE LAW OR REGULATION.
(b) AUTOMATIC TERMINATION UPON BREACH BY YOU
This Agreement shall automatically terminate in the event that You breach any of this Agreement's representations, warranties, or covenants. Such termination shall be automatic, and shall not require any action by Criminal Records.
(c) BY YOU
You may terminate this Agreement and Your rights hereunder at any time, for any or no reason at all, by providing to Criminal Records notice of Your intention to do so, in the manner required by this Agreement.
(d) EFFECT OF TERMINATION
Any termination of this Agreement automatically terminates all rights and licenses granted to You under this Agreement, including all rights to use the Website and Services. Upon termination, Criminal Records may, but has no obligation to, in Criminal Records's sole discretion, rescind any services and/or delete from Criminal Records's systems all Your Personal Information and any other files or information that You made available to Criminal Records or that otherwise relate to Your use of the Website or Services. Upon termination, You shall cease any use of the Website and Services. Subsequent to termination, Criminal Records reserves the right to exercise whatever means it deems necessary to prevent Your unauthorized use of the Website and Services, including without limitation technological barriers such as IP blocking and direct contact with Your Internet Service Provider.
(e) LEGAL ACTION
If Criminal Records, in Criminal Records's discretion, takes legal action against You in connection with any actual or suspected breach of this Agreement, Criminal Records will be entitled to recover from You as part of such legal action, and You agree to pay, Criminal Records's reasonable costs and attorney's fees incurred as a result of such legal action. The Criminal Records Parties will have no legal obligation or other liability to You or to any third party arising out of or relating to any termination of this Agreement.
Upon termination, all rights and obligations created by this Agreement will terminate, except that Sections 1, 2, 4-9, and 12-23 will survive any termination of this Agreement.
All notices required or permitted to be given under this Agreement must be in writing. Criminal Records shall give any notice by email sent to the most recent email address, if any, provided by the intended recipient to Criminal Records. You agree that any notice received from Criminal Records electronically satisfies any legal requirement that such notice be in writing. YOU BEAR THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF ENSURING THAT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS ON FILE WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS IS ACCURATE AND CURRENT, AND NOTICE TO YOU SHALL BE DEEMED EFFECTIVE UPON THE SENDING BY CRIMINAL RECORDS OF AN EMAIL TO THAT ADDRESS.
22. PARTIAL INVALIDITY
Should any part of this Agreement be declared invalid, void, or unenforceable by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity of any remaining portion hereof, which shall remain in full force and effect, and the parties hereby acknowledge and agree that they would have executed the remaining portion hereof without including the part so declared by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction, to be invalid, void, or unenforceable.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Criminal Records and You concerning Your use of the Website and Services. This Agreement may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Criminal Records or by the unilateral amendment of this Agreement by Criminal Records and by the posting by Criminal Records of such amended version. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. This Agreement and all of Your rights and obligations hereunder will not be assignable or transferable by You without the prior written consent of Criminal Records. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors, and permitted assigns. You and Criminal Records are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, or employee-employer relationship is intended or created by this Agreement. Except for the Criminal Records Parties and the Indemnified Parties as and to the extent set forth in Sections 8, 14, 16a, 18, 20e, and 23 and in this paragraph, and Criminal Records's licensors and suppliers as to the extent expressly stated in this Agreement, there are no third-party beneficiaries to this Agreement. You acknowledge and agree that any actual or threatened breach of this Agreement or infringement of proprietary or other third-party rights by You would cause irreparable injury to Criminal Records and Criminal Records's licensors and suppliers, and would therefore entitle Criminal Records or Criminal Records's licensors or suppliers, as the case may be, to injunctive relief. The headings in this Agreement are for the purpose of convenience only and shall not limit, enlarge, or affect any of the covenants, terms, conditions or provisions of this Agreement.