Coder Terms of Service
Welcome, and thank you for your interest in Coder Technologies Inc. (“Coder,” “we,” or “us”) and our website at coder.com, along with our related websites, networks, applications, mobile applications, and other services provided by us (collectively, the “Service”). These Terms of Service are a legally binding contract between you and Coder regarding your use of the Service.
For your convenience, we have presented these terms in a short non-binding summary followed by the full legal terms.
The Coder Service :
Who Can Use Coder :
You can’t use the Coder Service if you’re younger than 13.
Signing Up for Coder :
You will keep your password secret and are responsible for anything that happens under your account. If you think someone stole your password, let us know. You will not misrepresent or falsify any information when creating an account.
We can change our pricing. You authorize us to charge your credit card for any orders you make, including periodic charges if you order a subscription. You can downgrade any paid subscription to a free option at any time.
Your use of Coder :
As long as you comply with the Terms of Service and our rules, you are granted a license to use the Coder Service. If you give us ideas, suggestions, or feedback, we can use that information any way we want.
We Own Coder :
We own our website, our intellectual property, and all of our other materials. You cannot share or use any of our materials without our permission, or in any way we have not authorized.
Other Websites and Services :
Other people (or companies) may share materials through the Coder Service. We are not responsible for any of their materials. We are also not responsible for any third party websites that the Coder service may link or operate with.
Your Content :
You own all source code and other content you create with or upload to Coder. These terms do not give Coder rights to your content except for the limited rights necessary to enable Coder to provide the Coder Service. You are responsible for any content you provide us. You promise that you own or have the right to provide us your content and that your content does not infringe the rights of others or violate any laws.
What You Can’t Do :
You agree that you will not do or attempt to do any of the prohibited conduct identified in these Terms, including using the Coder Service to violate any law, interfering with or circumventing any security or account limitations set by the Service, or creating or uploading any virus, malware, or other malicious code.
Other People’s Copyrights (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) :
We comply with U.S. copyright laws, including sections of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If you wish to report copyright-infringing behavior on our site, please submit a request according to the instructions in these Terms.
We Can Change These Terms :
We can update this agreement in the future. We will attempt to notify you if we make updates, and by continuing to use or access the Coder Service you agree to be bound by the revised Terms.
Quitting Coder; Changes to Coder :
We can terminate your account at any time. You can terminate your account through the settings page or by providing us notice. If you have a free account and do not access the Coder Service for 12 consecutive months, we may terminate your account and delete your content on the Service. We will provide reasonable notice before deleting your content. We can stop offering our services, or any part of our services, at any time. We are not obligated to keep offering you any services or to update any services.
Your Responsibility for Third Party Claims :
If anything you do on our site causes someone to sue us, you agree to indemnify us.
We Don’t Make Any Guarantees About Coder :
The Coder Service and all included materials are provided on an "as is" basis without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied.
Our Liability is Limited :
Our total liability under the Terms of Service is capped. We are not responsible for any non-direct damages.
Except for certain kinds of disputes described in these Terms, you agree that disputes arising out of your use of the Coder Service will be resolved by binding, individual arbitration and not a judge or jury. You agree that you are waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in any class action or representative proceeding.
Other Legal/General Terms :
Certain parts of this agreement will continue to apply even if this agreement is terminated. This agreement is governed by Texas law. If you bring any suit that is not covered by our agreement to arbitrate, you will bring the suit in the state or federal courts in Travis County, Texas. You agree that we can provide you notice or other communications electronically. This agreement replaces any other agreement you and Coder entered into before. If part of this agreement is not enforceable, the rest of the agreement still will be. You cannot assign this agreement to anyone else. We can assign this agreement without notice to you. If we choose not to enforce part of this agreement, that does not mean we waive our right to enforce it in the future
Except for certain kinds of disputes described in Section 16, you agree that disputes arising under these Terms will be resolved by binding, individual arbitration, and BY ACCEPTING THESE TERMS, YOU AND CODER ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY CLASS ACTION OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. YOU AGREE TO GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO GO TO COURT to assert or defend your rights under this contract (except for matters that may be taken to small claims court). Your rights will be determined by a NEUTRAL ARBITRATOR and NOT a judge or jury. (See Section 16.)
1. Coder Service Overview. Coder provides cloud-based development tools and services.
You must be at least 13 years old to use the Service. By agreeing to these Terms, you represent and warrant to us that: (a) you are at least 13 years old; (b) you have not previously been suspended or removed from the Service; and (c) your registration and your use of the Service is in compliance with any and all applicable laws and regulations. If you are an entity, organization, or company, the individual accepting these Terms on your behalf represents and warrants that they have authority to bind you to these Terms and you agree to be bound by these Terms.
1.2 Accounts and Registration.
To access certain features of the Service, you must register for an account with Coder. Where applicable, you may be permitted to link your account with certain third-party services, such as GitHub or Google, with your Coder account. When you register for an account, you may be required to provide us with some information about yourself, such as your name, email address, phone number, or other contact information. You agree that the information you provide to us is accurate and that you will keep it accurate and up-to-date at all times. When you register, you will be asked to provide a password. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, and you accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account. If you believe that your account is no longer secure, then you must immediately notify us at [email protected]
1.3 General Payment Terms.
Certain features of the Service may require you to pay fees. Before you pay any fees, you will have an opportunity to review and accept the fees that you will be charged. All fees are in U.S. Dollars and are non-refundable.
Coder reserves the right to determine pricing for the Service. Coder will make reasonable efforts to keep pricing information published on the website up to date. We encourage you to check our website periodically for current pricing information. Coder may change the fees for any feature of the Service, including additional fees or charges, if Coder gives you advance notice of changes before they apply. Coder, at its sole discretion, may make promotional offers with different features and different pricing to any of Coder’s customers. These promotional offers, unless made to you, will not apply to your offer or these Terms.
You authorize Coder to charge all sums for the orders that you make and any level of Service you select as described in these Terms or published by Coder, including all applicable taxes, to the payment method specified in your account. If you pay any fees with a credit card, Coder may seek pre-authorization of your credit card account prior to your purchase to verify that the credit card is valid and has the necessary funds or credit available to cover your purchase.
1.6 Subscription Service.
The Service may include automatically recurring payments for periodic charges (“Subscription Service”). If you activate a Subscription Service, you authorize Coder to periodically charge, on a going-forward basis and until cancellation of either the recurring payments or your account, all accrued sums on or before the payment due date for the accrued sums. The “Subscription Billing Date” is the date when you purchase your first subscription to the Service. For information on the “Subscription Fee”, please see our Subscription Fees page. Your account will be charged automatically on the Subscription Billing Date all applicable fees and taxes for the next subscription period. The subscription will continue unless and until you cancel your subscription or we terminate it. You must cancel your subscription before it renews in order to avoid billing of the next periodic Subscription Fee to your account. We will bill the periodic Subscription Fee to the payment method you provide to us during registration (or to a different payment method if you change your payment information). You may cancel the Subscription Service by selecting to downgrade your subscription to the free option in the billing section of the account preferences page or by contacting us at: [email protected]
1.7 Delinquent Accounts.
Coder may suspend or terminate access to the Service, including fee-based portions of the Service, for any account for which any amount is due but unpaid. In addition to the amount due for the Service, a delinquent account will be charged with fees or charges that are incidental to any chargeback or collection of any the unpaid amount, including collection fees.
1.9 Limited License.
Subject to your complete and ongoing compliance with these Terms, Coder grants you, solely for your personal use, a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, revocable license to: (a) install and use one object code copy of any mobile application associated with the Service obtained from a legitimate marketplace (whether installed by you or pre-installed on your mobile device by the device manufacturer) on a mobile device that you own or control; and (b) access and use the Service.
1.10 License Restrictions.
Except and solely to the extent such a restriction is impermissible under applicable law, you may not: (a) reproduce, distribute, publicly display, or publicly perform the Service; (b) make modifications to the Service; or (c) interfere with or circumvent any feature of the Service, including any security or access control mechanism. If you are prohibited under applicable law from using the Service, you may not use it.
If you choose to provide input and suggestions regarding problems with or proposed modifications or improvements to the Service (“Feedback”), then you hereby grant Coder an unrestricted, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully-paid, royalty-free right to exploit the Feedback in any manner and for any purpose, including to improve the Service and create other products and services.
1.12 Ownership; Proprietary Rights.
The Service is owned and operated by Coder. The visual interfaces, graphics, design, compilation, information, data, computer code (including source code or object code), products, software, services, and all other elements of the Service (“Materials”) provided by Coder are protected by intellectual property and other laws. All Materials included in the Service are the property of Coder or its third party licensors. Except as expressly authorized by Coder, you may not make use of the Materials. Coder reserves all rights to the Materials not granted expressly in these Terms.
1.14 Third Party Services and Linked Websites.
Coder may provide tools through the Service that enable you to export information, including User Content, to third party services, including through features that allow you to link your account on Coder with an account on the third party service, such as GitHub, Twitter, or Facebook, or through our implementation of third party buttons (such as “like” or “share” buttons). By using one of these tools, you agree that Coder may transfer that information to the applicable third party service. Third party services are not under Coder’s control, and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, Coder is not responsible for any third party service’s use of your exported information. The Service may also contain links to third party websites. Linked websites are not under Coder’s control, and Coder is not responsible for their content.
1.15 Third Party Software.
The Service may include or incorporate third party software components that are generally available free of charge under licenses granting recipients broad rights to copy, modify, and distribute those components (“Third Party Components”). Although the Service is provided to you subject to these Terms, nothing in these Terms prevents, restricts, or is intended to prevent or restrict you from obtaining Third Party Components under the applicable third party licenses or to limit your use of Third Party Components under those third party licenses.
1.17 User Content Generally.
The Service permits users to create content using the Service and upload content to the Service, including source code, photos, video, images, messages, folders, data, text, and other types of works (“User Content”) and to publish User Content on the Service. You retain any copyright and other proprietary rights that you may hold in the User Content that you create using or post to the Service.
1.18 Limited License Grant to Coder.
Because you retain full ownership of any User Content you upload to or create using the Service, we need you to grant certain rights to Coder in this Section 8.2, and to other users in Section 8.3, solely to the extent necessary for us to provide the Service. By providing User Content to or via the Service, you grant Coder a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully paid right and license (with the right to sublicense) to host, store, transfer, display, perform, reproduce, modify for the purpose of formatting for display, and distribute your User Content (such as when you request to share User Content with others through the Service), in each case solely as necessary to provide the Service, provide you customer support, or otherwise improve and optimize your experience with the Service. The license grant in this section does not give Coder the right to sell User Content or otherwise distribute it to any third party outside of our provision of the Service.
1.19 Limited License Grant to Other Users.
By providing User Content to or via the Service to other users of the Service or making the User Content publically available via the Service, you grant those users a non-exclusive license to access and use that User Content as permitted by these Terms and the functionality of the Service. If you post source code to the Service, you may be permitted to apply the license of your choice to that source code, and any other users’ use of that source code will be subject to that license.
1.20 User Content Representations and Warranties.
Coder disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Content. You are solely responsible for your User Content and the consequences of providing User Content via the Service. By providing User Content via the Service, you affirm, represent, and warrant that:
1.21 you are the creator and owner of the User Content, or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to authorize Coder and users of the Service to use and distribute your User Content as necessary to exercise the licenses granted by you in this Section, in the manner contemplated by Coder, the Service, and these Terms;
1.22 your User Content, and the use of your User Content as contemplated by these Terms, does not and will not: (i) infringe, violate, or misappropriate any third party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; (ii) slander, defame, libel, or invade the right of privacy, publicity or other property rights of any other person; or (iii) cause Coder to violate any law or regulation; and
1.23 your User Content could not be deemed by a reasonable person to be objectionable, profane, indecent, pornographic, harassing, threatening, embarrassing, hateful, or otherwise inappropriate.
1.24 User Content Disclaimer.
We are under no obligation to edit or control User Content that you or other users post or publish, and will not be in any way responsible or liable for User Content. Coder may, however, at any time and without prior notice, screen, remove, or block any User Content that in our sole judgment violates these Terms or is otherwise objectionable. You understand that when using the Service you will be exposed to User Content from a variety of sources and acknowledge that User Content may be inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable. You agree to waive, and do waive, any legal or equitable right or remedy you have or may have against Coder with respect to User Content. If notified by a user or content owner that User Content allegedly does not conform to these Terms, we may investigate the allegation and determine in our sole discretion whether to remove the User Content, which we reserve the right to do at any time and without notice. For clarity, Coder does not permit copyright-infringing activities on the Service.
1.25 Monitoring Content.
1.26 Prohibited Conduct.
BY USING THE SERVICE YOU AGREE NOT TO:
1.27 use the Service for any illegal purpose or in violation of any local, state, national, or international law;
1.28 violate, or encourage others to violate, any right of a third party, including by infringing or misappropriating any third party intellectual property right;
1.29 misrepresent or falsify any information about yourself at when creating or maintaining an account on the Service;
1.30 interfere with security-related features of the Service, including by: (i) disabling or circumventing features that prevent or limit use or copying of any content; (ii) reverse engineering or otherwise attempting to discover the source code of any portion of the Service except to the extent that the activity is expressly permitted by applicable law; or (iii) gaining or attempting to gain root access to any resource or service that is part of or provided by the Service.
1.31 interfere with the operation of the Service or any user’s enjoyment of the Service, including by: (i) uploading, import, or otherwise disseminating any virus, adware, spyware, worm, or other malicious code; (ii) making any unsolicited offer or advertisement to another user of the Service; (iii) collecting personal information about another user or third party without consent; (iv) interfering with or disrupting any network, equipment, or server connected to or used to provide the Service; or (v) creating or running any program or application that will negatively affect the service, efficiency, speed, or functionality of the Service or other users.
1.32 create or run any program or application on Coder resources and or off of Coder that will negatively affect the service, efficiency, speed, or functionality of the Service or other Coder users
1.33 create or maintain more than one account on the Service;
1.34 perform any fraudulent activity including impersonating any person or entity, claiming a false affiliation, or accessing any other Service account without permission;
1.35 use the Service to engage in mining cryptocurrency or other mining activities;
1.36 use the Service to benchmark service hardware;
1.37 break out of a container or otherwise access Service resources not designated to you;
1.38 change Service resource access levels set by your account type, including but not limited to: fast time, CPU quota, disk quota, any container limit, amount of containers, amount of projects, memory, storage, and network limits;
1.39 sell or lease resources from your Service account, including but not limited to: server/cpu use, data storage, disk quota, memory, network limits, and any combination of these resources;
1.40 create, upload, post, or transmit any content that contains or installs any active malware or exploits or uses the Service for exploit delivery;
1.41 fail to report any potential or active security flaws to [email protected];
1.42 fail to report any service critical bugs to [email protected];
1.43 sell or otherwise transfer the access granted under these Terms or any Materials (as defined in Section 6) or any right or ability to view, access, or use any Materials; or
1.44 attempt to do any of the acts described in this Section 9 or assist or permit any person in engaging in any of the acts described in this Section 9.
1.45 Digital Millennium Copyright Act
1.46 DMCA Notification. We comply with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act applicable to Internet service providers (17 U.S.C. §512, as amended). If you have an intellectual property rights-related complaint about material posted on the Service, you may contact our Designated Agent at the following address:
John Andrew Entsistle
Coder Technologies Inc.
4901 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
Email: [email protected]
Any notice alleging that materials hosted by or distributed through the Service infringe intellectual property rights must comply include the following information:
1.47 an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other right being infringed;
1.48 a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
1.49 a description of the material that you claim is infringing and where it is located on the Service;
1.50 your address, telephone number, and email address;
1.51 a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the use of the materials on the Service of which you are complaining is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
1.52 a statement by you that the above information in your notice is accurate and that, under penalty of perjury, you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.
1.53 Repeat Infringers.
Coder will promptly terminate the accounts of users that are determined by Coder to be repeat infringers.
1.54 Modification of these Terms.
We reserve the right to change these Terms on a going-forward basis at any time upon 7 days’ notice. Please check these Terms periodically for changes. By continuing to use or access the Service after the updates come into effect, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms. Except as expressly permitted in this Section 11, these Terms may be amended only by a written agreement signed by authorized representatives of the parties to these Terms. Disputes arising under these Terms will be resolved in accordance with the version of these Terms that was in effect at the time the dispute arose.
1.55 Term, Termination and Modification of the Service.
These Terms are effective beginning when you accept the Terms or first download, install, access, or use the Service, and ending when terminated as described in Section 12.2.
If you violate any provision of these Terms, your authorization to access the Service and these Terms automatically terminate. In addition, Coder may, at its sole discretion, terminate these Terms or your account on the Service, or suspend or terminate your access to the Service, at any time for any reason or no reason, with or without notice. You may terminate your account and these Terms at any time by navigating to your user or organizational settings and confirming the corresponding email verification or by contacting customer service at [email protected] Coder may terminate your account and delete your User Content from the Service if you have a free account and have not accessed the Services for 12 consecutive months. We will provide you with reasonable advance notice by the email address associated with your account before deleting your User Content.
1.58 Effect of Termination.
Upon termination of these Terms: (a) your license rights will terminate and you must immediately cease all use of the Service; (b) you will no longer be authorized to access your account or the Service; (c) you must pay Coder any unpaid amount that was due prior to termination; and (d) all payment obligations accrued prior to termination and Sections 5.3, 6, 8, 12.3, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 will survive.
1.59 Modification of the Service.
Coder reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Service at any time (including by limiting or discontinuing certain features of the Service), temporarily or permanently, without notice to you. Coder will have no liability for any change to the Service or any suspension or termination of your access to or use of the Service.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, you are responsible for your use of the Service, and you will defend and indemnify Coder and its officers, directors, employees, consultants, affiliates, subsidiaries and agents (together, the “Coder Entities”) from and against every claim brought by a third party, and any related liability, damage, loss, and expense, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, arising out of or connected with: (a) your unauthorized use of, or misuse of, the Service; (b) your violation of any portion of these Terms, any representation, warranty, or agreement referenced in these Terms, or any applicable law or regulation; (c) your violation of any third party right, including any intellectual property right or publicity, confidentiality, other property, or privacy right; or (d) any dispute or issue between you and any third party. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you (without limiting your indemnification obligations with respect to that matter), and in that case, you agree to cooperate with our defense of those claims.
1.61 Disclaimers; No Warranties.
THE SERVICE AND ALL MATERIALS AND CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND ON AN “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. CODER DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, RELATING TO THE SERVICE AND ALL MATERIALS AND CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE, INCLUDING: (A) ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT; AND (B) ANY WARRANTY ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE, OR TRADE. CODER DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE OR ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICE, OR ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT OFFERED THROUGH THE SERVICE, WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR FREE OF ERRORS, VIRUSES, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, AND CODER DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY OF THOSE ISSUES WILL BE CORRECTED. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE SERVICE OR CODER ENTITIES OR ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY REGARDING ANY OF THE CODER ENTITIES OR THE SERVICE THAT IS NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT MAY RESULT FROM THE SERVICE AND YOUR DEALING WITH ANY OTHER SERVICE USER. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU USE ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND THAT WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTY (INCLUDING YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR MOBILE DEVICE USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE) OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, INCLUDING USER CONTENT. THE LIMITATIONS, EXCLUSIONS AND DISCLAIMERS IN THIS SECTION APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. CODER DOES NOT DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTY OR OTHER RIGHT THAT CODER IS PROHIBITED FROM DISCLAIMING UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
1.62 Limitation of Liability.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE CODER ENTITIES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, OR ANY OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSS) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF, OR YOUR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE, THE SERVICE OR ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT ON THE SERVICE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STATUTE, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT ANY CODER ENTITY HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGE. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 16.4 AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE CODER ENTITIES TO YOU FOR ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF OR ANY INABILITY TO USE ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICE OR OTHERWISE UNDER THESE TERMS, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, IS LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF: (A) THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID TO CODER FOR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE EVENT OR CIRCUMSTANCE GIVING RISE TO CLAIM; OR (B) $100. EACH PROVISION OF THESE TERMS THAT PROVIDES FOR A LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, OR EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES IS INTENDED TO AND DOES ALLOCATE THE RISKS BETWEEN THE PARTIES UNDER THESE TERMS. THIS ALLOCATION IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN THE PARTIES. EACH OF THESE PROVISIONS IS SEVERABLE AND INDEPENDENT OF ALL OTHER PROVISIONS OF THESE TERMS. THE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION 15 WILL APPLY EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
1.63 Dispute Resolution and Arbitration
In the interest of resolving disputes between you and Coder in the most expedient and cost effective manner, and except as described in Section 16.2, you and Coder agree that every dispute arising in connection with these Terms will be resolved by binding arbitration. Arbitration is less formal than a lawsuit in court. Arbitration uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury, may allow for more limited discovery than in court, and can be subject to very limited review by courts. Arbitrators can award the same damages and relief that a court can award. This agreement to arbitrate disputes includes all claims arising out of or relating to any aspect of these Terms, whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation, or any other legal theory, and regardless of whether a claim arises during or after the termination of these Terms. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, BY ENTERING INTO THESE TERMS, YOU AND CODER ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION.
Despite the provisions of Section 16.1, nothing in these Terms will be deemed to waive, preclude, or otherwise limit the right of either party to: (a) bring an individual action in small claims court; (b) pursue an enforcement action through the applicable federal, state, or local agency if that action is available; (c) seek injunctive relief in a court of law in aid of arbitration; or (d) to file suit in a court of law to address an intellectual property infringement claim.
Any arbitration between you and Coder will be settled under the Federal Arbitration Act and administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its Consumer Arbitration Rules (collectively, “AAA Rules”) as modified by these Terms. The AAA Rules and filing forms are available online at www.adr.org, by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879, or by contacting Coder. The arbitrator has exclusive authority to resolve any dispute relating to the interpretation, applicability, or enforceability of this binding arbitration agreement.
1.67 Notice of Arbitration; Process.
A party who intends to seek arbitration must first send a written notice of the dispute to the other party by certified U.S. Mail or by Federal Express (signature required) or, only if that other party has not provided a current physical address, then by electronic mail (“Notice of Arbitration”). Coder’s address for Notice is: Coder Technologies Inc., 4901 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702. The Notice of Arbitration must: (a) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (b) set forth the specific relief sought (“Demand”). The parties will make good faith efforts to resolve the claim directly, but if the parties do not reach an agreement to do so within 30 days after the Notice of Arbitration is received, you or Coder may commence an arbitration proceeding. All arbitration proceedings between the parties will be confidential unless otherwise agreed by the parties in writing. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by you or Coder must not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator makes a final decision and award, if any. If the arbitrator awards you an amount higher than the last written settlement amount offered by Coder in settlement of the dispute prior to the award, Coder will pay to you the higher of: (i) the amount awarded by the arbitrator; or (ii) $10,000.
If you commence arbitration in accordance with these Terms and the final decision by the arbitrator is in your favor, Coder will reimburse you for your payment of the filing fee, unless your claim is for more than $10,000, in which case the payment of any fees will be decided by the AAA Rules. Any arbitration hearing will take place at a location to be agreed upon in Travis County, Texas, but if the claim is for $10,000 or less, you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted: (a) solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator; (b) through a non-appearance based telephone hearing; or (c) by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules in the county (or parish) of your billing address. If the arbitrator finds that either the substance of your claim or the relief sought in the Demand is frivolous or brought for an improper purpose (as measured by the standards set forth in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(b)), then the payment of all fees will be governed by the AAA Rules. In that case, you agree to reimburse Coder for all monies previously disbursed by it that are otherwise your obligation to pay under the AAA Rules. Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator must issue a reasoned written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which the decision and award, if any, are based. The arbitrator may make rulings and resolve disputes as to the payment and reimbursement of fees or expenses at any time during the proceeding and upon request from either party made within 14 days of the arbitrator’s ruling on the merits.
1.69 No Class Actions.
YOU AND CODER AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, unless both you and Coder agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.
1.70 Modifications to this Arbitration Provision.
If Coder makes any future change to this arbitration provision, other than a change to Coder’s address for Notice of Arbitration, you may reject the change by sending us written notice within 30 days of the change to Coder’s address for Notice of Arbitration, in which case your account with Coder will be immediately terminated and this arbitration provision, as in effect immediately prior to the changes you rejected will survive.
If Section 16.6 is found to be unenforceable or if the entirety of this Section 16 is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this Section 16 will be null and void and, in that case, the parties agree that the exclusive jurisdiction and venue described in Section 17.2 will govern any action arising out of or related to these Terms.
1.73 General Terms.
1.75 Governing Law.
1.76 Additional Terms.
Your use of the Service is subject to all additional terms, policies, rules, or guidelines applicable to the Service or certain features of the Service that we may post on or link to from the Service (the “Additional Terms”). All Additional Terms are incorporated by this reference into, and made a part of, these Terms.
1.77 Consent to Electronic Communications.
1.78 Contact Information.
The Service is offered by Coder Technologies Inc., located at 4901 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702. You may contact us by sending correspondence to that address or by emailing us at [email protected]
1.79 Notice to California Residents.
If you are a California resident, under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, you may contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs in writing at 1625 N. Market Blvd., Suite S-202, Sacramento, California 95834, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210 in order to resolve a complaint regarding the Service or to receive further information regarding use of the Service.
1.80 No Support.
We are under no obligation to provide support for the Service. In instances where we may offer support, the support will be subject to published policies.
1.81 International Use.
The Service is intended for visitors located within the United States. We make no representation that the Service is appropriate or available for use outside of the United States. Access to the Service from countries or territories or by individuals where such access is illegal is prohibited.
1.82 Notice Regarding Apple.
This Section 18 only applies to the extent you are using our mobile application on an iOS device. You acknowledge that these Terms are between you and Coder only, not with Apple Inc. (“Apple”), and Apple is not responsible for the Service or the content thereof. Apple has no obligation to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Service. If the Service fails to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify Apple and Apple will refund any applicable purchase price for the mobile application to you; and, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple has no other warranty obligation with respect to the Service. Apple is not responsible for addressing any claims by you or any third party relating to the Service or your possession and/or use of the Service, including: (a) product liability claims; (b) any claim that the Service fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; or (c) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation. Apple is not responsible for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any third party claim that the Service and/or your possession and use of the Service infringe a third party’s intellectual property rights. You agree to comply with any applicable third party terms when using the Service. Apple and Apple’s subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of these Terms, and upon your acceptance of these Terms, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms against you as a third party beneficiary of these Terms. You hereby represent and warrant that: (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.