Terms and Conditions of Use
Last Updated: September 11, 2016
Rubicon Communications LLC d/b/a Netgate (“RCL”) is the exclusive licensee of Electric Sheep Fencing, LP (“ESF”), the company behind the pfSense® project. RCL operates the Netgate website at www.netgate.com, the ESF website located at www.pfsense.org on behalf of ESF, and the online stores located at store.netgate.com, store.pfsense.com and store.pfsense.org.
RCL and ESF are often referred to as “we,” “our” or “us” in these terms and conditions. “You” refers to you personally (i.e., the individual who has accepted these terms and conditions), and/or the organization, company or legal entity on whose behalf you are acting and have the legal authority to bind.
RCL may provide products and services when you visit or shop on the RCL or ESF website, purchase, use or re-sell RCL or ESF products or services, ask for maintenance or support, or use applications, software, hardware, or other services provided by RCL or ESF in connection with any of the foregoing (collectively referred to herein as the “Products/Services”). RCL provides the Products/Services subject to the following conditions.
When you access this site, or by obtaining, ordering or using Products/Services, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to abide by the terms and conditions described below. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions discussed herein, you should exit this site now. These terms and conditions supersede any other agreement between us pertaining to the subject matter set forth herein. If you are a reseller of RCL or ESF Products/Services, and there is a conflict between the reseller agreement and these terms and conditions, the reseller agreement shall govern.
PROOF OF PURCHASE
Your invoice is your proof of purchase from RCL.
ORDER AND SHIPMENT
RCL is not bound by any terms and conditions set forth by customer unless previously agreed to in writing by an officer or director of RCL. Unless otherwise agreed to in writing, delivery will be made in accordance with RCL’s shipping policy on the date of order. All shipments of Products by RCL will be EX WORKS EXW RCL warehouse Incoterms® 2010. Insurance coverage, transportation costs and all other expenses applicable to shipment from RCL to your identified delivery location will be your responsibility. You must notify RCL, by calling RCL within three (3) days after delivery of any claimed shortages or rejections. Failure to give such notice of a claim will be deemed an acceptance in full of any such delivery. Approval of any short shipment claim is in RCL’s sole power and discretion. In the event that RCL grants a short shipment claim, RCL will replace the lost or damaged Product or issue a credit memo at its sole discretion.
RCL is not responsible for typographical errors. RCL reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of sales at RCL at any time. All sales at RCL are governed by Texas law, without giving effect to Texas’s conflict of law provisions. Only an officer or director of RCL has the authority to vary any RCL policies or the terms and conditions governing any sale. Additional terms and conditions apply, as set forth herein.
From time to time we may change or supplement these terms and conditions of use. Your continued access of this site signifies your agreement to such changes or additions.
Please review our Privacy Notice, which also governs your use of Products/Services, to understand our practices.
When you use, obtain or order any Products/Services, or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this site or through the other Products/Services. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
All content included in or made available through any Products/Services, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, and data compilations is the property of RCL, ESF or its or their content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content included in or made available through any Products/Services is the exclusive property of RCL and/or ESF and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.
RCL’s and ESF’s trademarks and trade dress (including those marks shown below) may not be used without the prior express written permission of an officer or director of RCL or ESF, and particularly may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not RCL or ESF’s, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers or in any manner that disparages or discredits RCL or ESF. Graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names included in or made available through any Products/Services are trademarks or trade dress of RCL or ESF in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks not owned by RCL or ESF that appear in any Products/Services are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by RCL or ESF.
ESF marks include but are not limited to the following:
PFSENSE CERTIFIED (U.S. Reg. No. 4324672)
PFSENSE (U.S. Reg. No. 3571276)
PFSENSE (U.S. Reg. No. 4414546)
PFSENSE (International Reg. No. 1176766)
RCL marks include but are not limited to the following:
NETGATE (U.S. Reg. Nos. 3161285 and 3146119)
NETGATE (U.S. Ser. No. 86375940)
One or more patents owned by RCL or ESF may apply to the Products/Services and to the features and services accessible via the Products/Services.
ESF SOFTWARE TERMS
Redistribution and use of the pfSense® software, in source and binary forms, with or without modification, is permitted provided that the following conditions are met and publicly listed by you:
Redistributions of source code in any form, including in binary format, must use this copyright notice: “Copyright © 2016. Electric Sheep Fencing, LP and Rubicon Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved.”
All advertising materials mentioning features or use of the pfSense software must display the following acknowledgment:
“This product includes software developed by Electric Sheep Fencing, LP and Rubicon Communications, LLC (Netgate) for use in the pfSense® software (see http://www.pfsense.org).”
3. The pfSense® mark must not be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without prior written permission. For written permission, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Products derived from this software may not be called “pfSense,” and “pfSense” may not be used in the name of such software without prior express written permission of an officer or director of RCL.
RCL SOFTWARE TERMS
In addition to these terms and conditions of use, the terms found here apply to any software (including any updates or upgrades to the software and any related documentation) that we make available to you from time to time for your use in connection with Netgate® branded software (the “RCL Software”).
Use of the RCL Software. You may use RCL Software, in its original form as provided by RCL to you, solely for purposes of enabling you to use and enjoy the Products/Services as provided by RCL, and as permitted by the terms and conditions of use, and any additional written agreements between you and RCL. In order to keep the RCL Software up-to-date, we may offer automatic or manual updates at any time and without notice to you. End users shall receive a license to the RCL Software, in RCL’s sole discretion, in the form of (a) the end user license agreement contained within the packaging for the RCL Software, or (b) as dictated by installation of the RCL Software, or (c) as otherwise proscribed by RCL.
Restrictions on Use. Ownership and title to the RCL Software remains vested in RCL. You may not incorporate any portion of the RCL Software into your own programs or compile any portion of it in combination with your own programs, transfer it for use with another service, or sell, rent, lease, lend, loan, distribute or sub-license the RCL Software or otherwise assign any rights to the RCL Software in whole or in part. You may not use the RCL Software for any illegal purpose. We may cease providing any RCL Software and we may terminate your right to use any RCL Software at any time. Your rights to use the RCL Software will automatically terminate without notice from us if you fail to comply with any of these terms, the terms and conditions of use, or any other written agreement between you and RCL. Additional third party terms contained within or distributed with certain RCL Software that are specifically identified in related documentation may apply to that RCL Software (or software incorporated with the RCL Software) and will govern the use of such software in the event of a conflict with these terms and conditions of use. Ownership of and title to all software used in any Products/Services remains vested in RCL or its software suppliers and is protected by United States and international copyright laws.
No Reverse Engineering. You may not (and you will not encourage, assist or authorize any other person to) copy, modify, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble, or otherwise tamper with or attempt to learn the source code, structure, algorithms or ideas underlying the RCL Software, whether in whole or in part, or create any derivative works from or of the RCL Software. You agree to not directly or indirectly take any action contrary to RCL’s rights in the RCL Software.
Export Regulations; Government End Users. You must comply with all export and re-export restrictions and regulations of the Department of Commerce and other United States agencies and authorities that may apply to the RCL Software. If you are a U.S. Government end user, we are licensing the RCL Software to you as a “Commercial Item” as that term is defined in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (see 48 C.F.R. § 2.101), and the rights we grant you to the RCL Software are the same as the rights we grant to all others under these terms and conditions of use. You will promptly notify RCL if you become aware of any violation of these RCL Software Terms.
LIMITATIONS ON USE
No right is given to you for any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant, or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.
You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of RCL or ESF without prior express written consent of an officer or director of RCL. You may not use any metatags or any other “hidden text” utilizing RCL’s or ESF’s name or trademarks without the prior express written consent of an officer or director of RCL. You may not misuse the Products/Services. You may use the Products/Services only as permitted by law and pursuant to RCL’s or ESF’s Reseller Agreement. The licenses granted by RCL terminate if you do not comply with these terms and conditions of use or any service terms.
All right, title and interest in the copyrights, trademarks, patents, devices, or other tangible or intangible intellectual property created, supplied or provided by ESF and/or RCL remains exclusively owned and vested in ESF and/or RCL, and you acquire no rights therein, other than the limited rights of use as may be set forth in these terms in conditions or the reseller agreement, if applicable.
All rights not expressly granted to you in the Reseller Agreement or these terms and conditions of use are reserved and retained by RCL or ESF or its licensors, suppliers, publishers, rights holders, or other content providers.
MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT
Some of our Products/Services may be eligible to receive “Subscription-Based Product Support,” as may be specified on the RCL or ESF websites. You are entitled to receive support on a Product only if you have paid a separate support fee for such product and have registered such Product’s serial number with RCL.
An “Incident” refers to a specific problem you may encounter arising out of the use of the Products/Services, whose origin can be isolated to a single cause. Upon submitting your “Support Request,” we will, in our sole discretion, evaluate the validity of the incident described and determine if we are able to support you via the Subscription-Based Product Support.
“Suport Subscription” refers to your right to receive Subscription-Based Product Support for a single Incident. The effective date for a Support Subscription shall be the date upon which we receive payment of the Support Subscription fee. Each Support Subscription will continue for a period of one year from the date we receive payment. All Support Subscription purchases are final and non-refundable. We reserve the right to cancel any Support Subscriptions that have not been paid.
“Subscription-Based Product Support” refers to the support services that we may provide with respect to the Products/Services, pursuant to these terms and conditions. Subscription-Based Product Support is subject to the following specifications and to the requirements and limitations set forth below:
Subscription-Based Product Support Characteristics Requirements or Limitations
Hours of Availability
07:00 – 19:00 CDT, from Monday to Friday excluding public holidays.
Subscription-Based Product Support is available to customers worldwide.*
Subscription-Based Product Support will be provided in English.
Support Subscription Expiration
Support Subscriptions expire one year from date of purchase.
Products Eligible for Support
Subscription-Based Product Support is available only for the Products/Services.
Supported Product Versions
Subscription-Based Product Support is generally available for the most current Products/Services released and for the one version prior to the current release.
* Subscription-Based Product Support may be subject to the limitations imposed by United States and any other similar export control laws and regulations.
“Subscription-Based Product Support Website” refers to the RCL and/or ESF Subscription-Based Product Support web page, on which the commercial terms and these Term and Conditions are located or linked.
“Professional Services” are technical or unique functions performed by staff members, independent contractors or consultants whose occupation is the rendering of specialized services that fall outside the scope of Subscription-Based Product Support.
“Resolution” refers to the efforts employed to address an Incident reported in a Support Request. Generally, Resolution is comprised of: (a) information that resolves the problem; (b) information on how to obtain a software solution that will resolve the problem; (c) notice that the problem is caused by a known, unresolved issue or an incompatibility issue with the Products/Services; (d) information that identifies the problem as being resolved by upgrading to a newer release of the Products/Services; (e) notice that the problem has been identified as a hardware equipment issue; or (f) if none of the foregoing are possible despite commercially reasonable efforts to identify and provide such a solution, a determination that there is no solution to the Incident. An Incident for which a Resolution is provided is referred to as “Resolved.”
“Software” refers to the pfSense® or Netgate® Products/Services with respect to which you submit a Support Request pursuant to these terms and conditions. If Products/Services are included as part of a bundled package, suite, or series, the term “Software” means each individual product delivered to you as part of that bundled package, suite, or series and described in the User Documentation. You shall have to submit a Support Request for each product of the bundled package, suite or series.
“Support Request” refers to your request for Subscription-Based Product Support. A valid Support Request requires that you provide all required information set forth below.
“Support Ticket” refers to a ticket acquired and paid by you to receive Subscription-Based Product Support.
“Support Ticket ID” refers to the identification number we send you once you have acquired and paid the fees for the Support Ticket.
“User Documentation” refers to the printed or electronic documentation that we or our authorized distributor incorporate in or deliver with or on a package with the Software or send to you on an invoice, via email, facsimile, or otherwise when or after you acquire or install Software, including, but not limited to, license and/or technical specifications, activation code, license files, and/ or instructions on how to use the Software.
2. Fees and Services.
Upon your submission of a Support Request, we will evaluate the validity of the Incident described, and will determine if we will be able to support you via the Subscription-Based Product Support. If we consider your incident to be a valid Incident for the Subscription-Based Product Support, and you do not have a current support agreement, we will send you a purchase link to acquire a Support Ticket. You may purchase a Support Subscription by paying the fees specified on the Subscription-Based Product Support Website. Once you have paid the applicable fees, you will receive a Support Ticket ID. Upon registration, completion of your Support Ticket purchase and receiving a Support Ticket ID, you may contact us to receive Subscription-Based Product Support on the Products/Services in accordance with these terms and conditions. We reserve the right to modify any terms, requirements and limitations of Subscription-Based Product Support provided and/or the Products/Services covered under a Support Subscription, at any time, by either updating these terms and conditions or the Subscription-Based Product Support Website. In the event of any inconsistencies between the terms and conditions and any other terms at the Subscription-Based Product Support Website, the terms of these terms and conditions will govern.
3. Delivery of Subscription-Based Product Support; Limitations.
We will use commercially reasonable efforts to provide a Resolution for each Incident purchased and covered by Subscription-Based Product Support. We, in our sole and reasonable discretion, will determine if the Incident is Resolved.
We will make commercially reasonable efforts to respond to a Support Request within a reasonable time and subject to the specified hours of availability, but do not guarantee that a response will be provided within any specific time period.
No Incident will consume more than one (1) hour of time. If it is anticipated that a solution to an Incident will take longer, you should be aware that the Subscription-Based Product Support will be exhausted or that additional Subscription-Based Product Support will need to be purchased.
Examples of requests not included with Subscription-Based Product Support include, but are not limited to, the following: questions relating to the function of third party applications or systems, product training, end-to-end product deployment walk-through, implementing network security outside the context of the Products/Services, CARP configuration, network design, or other tasks that fall within Professional Services.
We will not provide Subscription-Based Product Support for problems or issues arising out of or from (a) the use or modification of the Products/Services in a manner for which the Products/Services are not intended to be used or modified; (b) third-party libraries, products (including, but not limited to third party hardware) or technologies and their effects on or interactions with the Products/Services; (c) damage to the hardware (i.e., mobile, computer) on which the Products/Services are installed; (d) use of hardware (i.e., mobile, computer system or subsystem), that is incompatible with the Products/Services; and (e) issues relating to Internet, email, network configuration, resource management, training, on-site diagnosis, or other issues not within the scope of the Subscription-Based Product Support described above.
5. Your Responsibilities.
To receive Subscription-Based Product Support, you must (a) follow the registration instructions provided by us and provide all the correct information requested by us; (b) pay the Subscription-Based Product Support fees, as applicable in your service plan; (c) cooperate with us by providing all information necessary, to assist us in diagnosing the cause of an Incident; and (d) establish and maintain email and telephone communications with us.
You are also responsible for: (a) any and all restoration or reconstruction of lost or altered files, data, or programs; (b) maintaining and implementing data backup measures; (c) all fees in establishing and maintaining email and telephone communications with us; (d) any and all security of your confidential, protected or sensitive information; (e) not disclosing to us any confidential, proprietary or other information that is subject to third party intellectual property rights that may expose us to liability; (f) having a reasonable understanding of the Software for which you seek Subscription-Based Product Support and the computer system (and/or any other hardware) it operates on.
Subscription-Based Product Support is non-transferable to any third party as it is provided for your internal use only. Unauthorized transfer of Subscription-Based Product Support, including any Resolutions received, will be grounds for immediate termination of all Support Subscriptions without refund. You will take reasonable measures to prevent the unauthorized use of Subscription-Based Product Support by any third party. You will not abuse the receipt or use of Subscription-Based Product Support, including but not limited to, accessing Per Incident Support for issues that have already been Resolved or contacting us after any six (6) month period of inactivity following the initial usage of such Support Subscription.
If you use any Products/Services, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. RCL does not sell products for or to children. RCL sells products to adults, who can purchase with a credit card or other permitted payment method. If you are under 18, you may use the Products/Services only with involvement of a parent or guardian. RCL reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in its sole discretion.
REVIEWS, COMMENTS, COMMUNICATIONS, AND OTHER CONTENT
Any material, information or idea submitted or posted on this website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. We may share or otherwise use your submission for any purpose whatsoever. If any of the information submitted constitutes personal data, you agree that we may transmit such personal data across international boundaries for any business purpose. Personal data will be treated as set forth in our Privacy Statement.
You alone are responsible for the content of any messages you post in the community section of the site and the consequences of any such messages. We reserve the right to terminate your access to our website(s) if we become aware and determine, in our sole discretion, that you are violating these guidelines.
You agree that you will not post any message or material that is unlawful, harassing, libelous, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive, inaccurate, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise objectionable or injurious material of any kind or nature or that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation. You agree you will not post any message or material that consists of or contains software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of “spam.” We will cooperate fully with any law enforcement officials and/or agencies in the investigation of any person or persons who violate the terms of this section.
You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any message, material or other content. We have the right (but not the obligation) to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. We take no responsibility (and assume no liability) for any content posted by you or any third party.
All of our products and publications are commercial in nature. Use, duplication or disclosure by the United States Government is subject to the restrictions set forth in DFARS 252.227-7015 and FAR 52.227-19.
If you do post content or submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant RCL and ESF a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant RCL and ESF and its sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will defend, indemnify and hold RCL, ESF, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, attorneys and employees harmless for all claims, demands, liabilities, costs or expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred by RCL or ESF as a result of your failure to comply with these terms and conditions. RCL has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. RCL takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party, or with respect to any editing or removal of such content by RCL.
We respect the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied on our website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with this information:
A physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on our website;
Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
Our copyright agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on its site can be reached as follows:
Rubicon Communications LLC
7212 McNeil Drive, Suite 204
Austin, Texas 78729
Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying us that your copyrighted material has been infringed by us.
RISK OF LOSS
All items purchased from RCL or ESF are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier.
RETURNS, REFUNDS AND TITLE
We do not take title to returned items until the undamaged and unused item arrives at our fulfillment center.
PRODUCT OR SERVICE DESCRIPTIONS
We attempt to be as accurate as possible. However, we do not warrant that product descriptions or other content of any Products/Services is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. If a product offered by us is not as described, your sole remedy is to return it in unused condition. The availability of the products or services described on this site, and the product or service descriptions, may vary from country to country.
Except where noted otherwise, the list price or suggested price displayed for products on any Products/Services represents the full retail price listed on the product itself, suggested by the manufacturer or supplier, or estimated in accordance with standard industry practice; or the estimated retail value for a comparably featured item offered elsewhere. The list price or suggested price is a comparative price estimate and may or may not represent the prevailing price in every area on any particular day. For certain items that are offered as a set, the list price or suggested price may represent “open-stock” prices, which means the aggregate of the manufacturer’s estimated or suggested retail price for each of the items included in the set. Where an item is offered for sale by one of our merchants, the list price or suggested price may be provided by the merchant.
With respect to items sold by us, we cannot confirm the price of an item until you order. Despite our best efforts, a small number of the items in our catalog may be mispriced. If the correct price of an item sold by us is higher than our stated price, we will, at our discretion, either contact you for instructions before shipping or cancel your order and notify you of such cancellation. Other merchants may follow different policies in the event of a mispriced item.
We generally do not charge your credit card until after your order has entered the shipping process.
We may provide links to the sites of affiliated companies and certain other businesses. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating, and we do not warrant the offerings of, any of these businesses or individuals or the content of their websites. We do not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, product, and content of all these and any other third parties. You should carefully review their privacy statements and other terms and conditions of use.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THE PRODUCTS/SERVICES AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) AND OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE PRODUCTS/SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY US ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE PRODUCTS/SERVICES, OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE PRODUCTS/SERVICES, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE PRODUCTS/SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, RCL AND ESF DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. RCL AND ESF DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE PRODUCTS/SERVICES, INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE PRODUCTS/SERVICES, RCL’S OR ESF’S SERVERS OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS SENT FROM RCL OR ESF ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. RCL AND ESF WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF ANY PRODUCTS/SERVICES, OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH ANY PRODUCTS/SERVICES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. IN NO EVENT WILL RCL’S OR ESF’S LIABILITY TO YOU EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR THE PRODUCT OR SERVICE THAT IS THE BASIS OF THE CLAIM.
CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
ANY DISPUTE OR CLAIM RELATING IN ANY WAY TO YOUR USE OF ANY PRODUCTS/SERVICES, OR TO ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES SOLD OR DISTRIBUTED BY RCL OR ESF WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING ARBITRATION IN AUSTIN, TEXAS, RATHER THAN IN COURT. The Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law apply to this agreement.
THERE IS NO JUDGE OR JURY IN ARBITRATION, AND COURT REVIEW OF AN ARBITRATION AWARD IS LIMITED. HOWEVER, AN ARBITRATOR CAN AWARD ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS THE SAME DAMAGES AND RELIEF AS A COURT (INCLUDING INJUNCTIVE AND DECLARATORY RELIEF OR STATUTORY DAMAGES), AND MUST FOLLOW THE TERMS OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE AS A COURT WOULD.
To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claim to the following:
Rubicon Communications LLC
Attn.: Legal Dept.
7212 McNeil Drive, Suite 204
Austin, Texas 78729
The arbitration will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) under its rules. The AAA’s rules are available at www.adr.org. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA’s rules.
We each agree that any dispute resolution proceedings will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action. We also both agree that you or we may bring suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights.
By ordering or using any Products/Services, you agree that the Federal Arbitration Act and the laws of the state of Texas, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these terms and conditions of use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and RCL and/or ESF. Any claim or cause of action concerning these terms and conditions or use of the RCL and/or ESF website must be brought within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. Exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any dispute or claim arising out of or relating to the parties’ relationship, these terms and conditions, or the RCL and/or ESF website, shall be with the arbitrator and/or courts located in Austin, Texas. The judgment of the arbitrator may be enforced by the courts located in Austin, Texas, or any other court having jurisdiction over you.
SITE POLICIES, MODIFICATION, AND SEVERABILITY
Please review our other policies, such as our pricing policy, posted on this site. These policies also govern your use of Products/Services. We reserve the right to make changes to our site, policies, service terms, and these terms and conditions of use at any time.
If any provision of these terms and conditions of use, or our terms and conditions of sale, are held to be invalid, void or unenforceable, the invalid, void or unenforceable provision shall be modified to the minimum extent necessary in order to render it valid or enforceable and in keeping with the intent of these terms and conditions. If such modification is not possible, the invalid or unenforceable provision shall be severed, and the remaining terms and conditions shall be enforced as written. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. These terms and conditions set forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede any prior oral or written agreement pertaining thereto, except as noted above with respect to any conflict between these terms and conditions and our reseller agreement, if the latter is applicable to you.