Effective Date: January 2018
Last Updated: February 13, 2018
We may, in our sole discretion, modify these Terms with or without notice to you. The "Last Updated" date at the top of these Terms will indicate when the latest modifications were made. By continuing to access and use the Services after these Terms have been modified, you agree to such modifications. Therefore, you should review these Terms prior to each use of the Services. In addition, when using particular services or features or making purchases on the Services, you will be subject to any posted guidelines or policies applicable to such services, features, or purchases that may be posted from time to time. All such guidelines or policies are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms.
PLEASE READ THE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SERVICES. THESE TERMS INCLUDE AN AGREEMENT TO MANDATORY ARBITRATION, WHICH MEANS THAT YOU AGREE TO SUBMIT ANY DISPUTE RELATED TO THE SERVICE TO BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION RATHER THAN PROCEEDING IN COURT. THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION/ARBITRATION PROVISION ALSO INCLUDES A CLASS ACTION WAIVER, WHICH MEANS THAT YOU AGREE TO PROCEED WITH ANY DISPUTE INDIVIDUALLY AND NOT AS PART OF A CLASS ACTION. THESE TERMS ALSO INCLUDES A JURY WAIVER.
If you are under the age of eighteen (18), you represent that you are either an emancipated minor, or have obtained the legal consent of your parent or legal guardian to enter into these Terms, submit content, participate through the Services, and fulfill the obligations set forth in these Terms.
2. Connectivity, Communications, Privacy
In order to access the Services, you must have access to the World Wide Web, either directly or through devices that access Web-based content, and must pay any service fees associated with such access.
You must have an internet-enabled cell phone or device using either the iOS or Android operating system to access the Application. Normal carrier charges and taxes may apply to any content you obtain from the Services. The Company is not responsible for any surcharges you incur from your cell phone or internet service provider as a result of the use of the Services.
If you use the Application, you will be asked when you first use the application whether you agree that to receive push notifications, including promotional push notifications from time to time. You may stop receiving push notifications by either turning off notifications associated with individual categories or by globally disabling the push notification functions from the Application.
3. Copyright; Trademarks
You acknowledge that all materials on the Services, including the Services' interface, graphics, text, sounds, pictures, software and other files, and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, "Materials"), are the property of the Company or its licensors and are subject to and protected by United States and international copyright and other intellectual property laws and rights. You will not obtain any ownership interest in the Materials or the Services through these Terms or otherwise. All rights to the Materials not expressly granted in these Terms are reserved to their respective copyright owners. Except as expressly authorized by these Terms or on the Services, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, republish, download, perform, display, post, transmit, exploit, create derivative works, or otherwise use any of the Materials in any form or by any means, without the prior written authorization of the Company or the respective copyright owner. The Company authorizes you to view and download the Materials only for personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Materials. You may not modify or adapt the Materials in any way or otherwise use them for any public or commercial purposes in the physical or digital space. The trademarks, services marks, trade names, trade dress and logos (collectively, "Marks") contained or described on the Services (including, without limitation, CHICAGO BEARS, CHICAGO BEARS design marks, CHICAGO BEARS C logo, CHICAGO BEARS BEAR HEAD lgo, the Chicago Bears helmet logo and uniform design are the sole property of the Company and/or its licensors and may not be copied imitated, or otherwise used, in whole or in part, without the prior written authorization of the Company and/or licensors. In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts are Marks of the Company and may not be copied, imitated, or otherwise used, in whole or in part, without the prior written authorization of the Company. The Company will enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.
4. User Content and Conduct
Where applicable at the Services (e.g., message boards or by leaving comments), you are invited to post your own content ("User Content"). You understand that all User Content, whether you have publicly posted it on the Services, posted it as part of your profile, or privately transmitted it the Company, is your sole responsibility. Though the Services are designed to be a safe place to share such User Content, the Company cannot guarantee that other users will not misuse the User Content that you share. If you have any User Content that you would like to keep confidential and/or do not want others to use (including but not limited to, photos, personal information, name, home address, telephone number, etc.,), do not post it to the Services. Under no circumstances will the Company be liable in any way for any User Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any User Content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any User Content posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via the Services.
THE COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR A USER'S MISUSE OR MISAPPROPRIATION OF ANY USER CONTENT YOU POST TO THE SERVICES.
By posting any User Content at the Services, you hereby grant the Company a royalty-free, fully paid up, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, combine with other works, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, edit and display such User Content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology not known or later developed. You specifically waive any "moral rights" in and to the User Content. The foregoing grant includes, without limitation, any copyrights and other intellectual property rights in and to your User Content. You represent and warrant that: (a) you own the User Content posted by you on or through the Services or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this Section IV and (b) the posting of your User Content on or through the Services does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person by reason of any User Content you posted to or through the Services.
You acknowledge and agree that the Company may preserve User Content and may also disclose User Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: comply with legal process; enforce these Terms; respond to claims that any User Content violates the rights of third parties; or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the Company, its users, and the public. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Services, including your User Content, may involve: transmissions over various networks and changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting to networks or devices.
You agree to each of the conditions in these Terms and further agree that each of these conditions applies forever and broadly with regard to the Company worldwide. Posting of User Content to or through the Services, including ideas or disclosures of opinions, is voluntary on your part. No confidential or additional contractual relationship is established by your posting of User Content or is be implied by our review of subsequent use of your User Content. The Company shall not be liable for any disclosure of any User Content, including opinion(s) or suggestion(s), you post to or through the Services. THE COMPANY SHALL BE ENTITLED TO UNRESTRICTED USE OF ANY USER CONTENT IT MAY RECEIVE FROM YOU AT OR THROUGH THE SERVICES, FOR ANY PURPOSE WHATSOEVER, COMMERCIAL OR OTHERWISE, WITHOUT COMPENSATION TO YOU AS PROVIDED OF THE USER CONTENT.
You agree that you will not use the Services to:
(a) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any User Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise unlawful or objectionable (including without limitation, nudity, and depiction of drug use.);
(b) harm minors in any way;
(c) impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to a representative of the Company, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
(d) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any User Content transmitted through the Services;
(e) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any User Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information or proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
(f) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any User Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party;
(g) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas that are designated for such purpose;
(h) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, emulate, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
(i) disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to "scroll" faster than other users of the Services are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges;
(j) interfere with or disrupt the Services or servers or networks connected to the Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Services;
(k) "stalk" or otherwise harass another;
(l) collect or store personal information or data about other Service users; or disclose another person's personal information or data to any third party;
(m) solicit personal information or data from anyone under 18 years of age; and/or
(n) "bot", "hack," or "crack," or otherwise attempt to circumvent any access control, copyright protection, or other license-enforcement mechanisms associated with or related to the Services.
You understand that by using the Services, you may be exposed to User Content created by others that is offensive, indecent, or objectionable. The Company does not endorse or have control over what is posted as User Content. User Content is not reviewed by the Company prior to posting and does not reflect the opinions or policies of the Company. The Company makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, as to the User Content or the accuracy and reliability of the User Content or any other material or information that you may access through the Services. Parents should use appropriate parental discretion in determining whether to grant authorization to minor children to access the Services. The Company assumes no responsibility for monitoring the Services for inappropriate submissions or conduct, but reserves the right to do so. If at any time the Company chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the Services, the Company nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the User Content, has no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate User Content, and has no responsibility for the conduct of the Services users submitting any such User Content. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company and its designees shall have the right to remove any User Content at any time, without notice and for any reason, including but not limited to, content that violates these Terms or is otherwise objectionable, in the Company's sole discretion. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any User Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such User Content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any User Content. The Company may store User Content indefinitely. However, the Company has no obligation to store User Content or make it available to you in the future.
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Services users. The Company reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Services users, including disputes regarding the exchange of virtual currency or goods. The Company reserves the right to terminate your access to the Services if the Company determines, in its sole discretion, that doing so is prudent.
You may submit reviews or other feedback using forms on the Services. Any comments, suggestions, or feedback relating to the Services (collectively, "Feedback") submitted to the Company shall become the property of the Company. The Company will not be required to treat any Feedback as confidential; will not be liable for any ideas in the Feedback (including without limitation, application, site, Services or advertising ideas); and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities between the Feedback and the Services or Company operations in the future. Without limitation, the Company will have exclusive ownership of all present and future existing rights to the Feedback of every kind and nature and will be entitled to use the Feedback for any commercial or other purpose whatsoever, without compensation to you or any other person sending the Feedback. You acknowledge that you are responsible for whatever material you submit and you, not the Company, have full responsibility for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright.
5. Links; Third Party Websites
Links on the Services to third party websites and applications are provided only as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave the Services. Your dealings with third parties through links to such third party websites or applications are solely between you and such third parties. You agree that the Company and its Affiliated Parties (as defined below) will not be responsible or liable for any content, goods, or services provided on or through these outside websites or applications or for your use or inability to use such websites or applications. You will use these links at your own risk. You are advised that other websites on the Internet and mobile applications, including third party websites and applications linked from the Services, might contain material or information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate; that is inaccurate, untrue, misleading or deceptive; or that is defamatory, libelous, infringing of other's rights, or otherwise unlawful. The Company expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content, legality, decency, or accuracy of any information, and for any products and services, that appear on any third party website or application.
Without limiting the foregoing, your correspondence or business dealings with, participation in promotions of or purchases from, advertisers or third party applications found on or through the use of the Services, including payment for and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser or third party application providers. You agree that the Company and its Affiliated Parties shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers or third party application providers on the Services.
The Company is not responsible for any product or service (including third party applications) sold on or through the Services or any claims of quality or performance made on or through the Services.
If you host a third-party Web site that links to the Services, you: (a) shall not create a frame, browser or border environment around any of the content of the Services; (b) shall not imply that we endorse or sponsor your Web site or any of its products or services; (c) shall not present false information about us, the Services or any of our products or services; (d) shall not use any of our trademarks without our express prior written permission; and (e) shall not include any content that could be construed by us as distasteful, offensive or controversial. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, we reserve the right to deny or rescind permission to link to the Services from any Web site, and to require termination of any link to the Services, for any reason in our sole and absolute discretion.
6. Modular Content
We may provide certain content, which includes graphics, text, audio, video, photographs, news, scores, or other material that is capable of being incorporated, including as a module or via an RSS feed or similar technology, into a website or other online, cable, wireless, or other service other than the Services ("Modular Content"). To the extent that we make Modular Content available, you agree to use it responsibly and consistent with this Agreement and any other rules or restrictions provided to you in connection with the Modular Content.
By using Modular Content or incorporating it within or associating it with a website or other online, cable, wireless, or other service other than the Services, you agree not to: (1) obscure our branding of the Modular Content, assert or imply ownership or authorship of the Modular Content, or facilitate another party's assertion or implication of ownership or authorship of the Modular Content; (2) excerpt or edit the Modular Content, except as specifically permitted by us; or (3) publish, place, or utilize the Modular Content in a setting or manner in which it may be associated with content or other material that (i) is or may be considered unlawful, threatening, abusive, bigoted, hateful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, offensive, pornographic, profane, sexually explicit or indecent, (ii) may constitute, advocate or encourage conduct that would constitute or give rise to a criminal offense, civil liability or other violation of any local, state, national or international law; (iii) violates, plagiarizes or infringes the rights of third parties including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, rights of privacy or publicity, or any other proprietary right; (iv) contains or may be associated with a computer virus or other harmful component; (v) constitutes or contains false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact; (vi) contains any information, software or other material of a commercial nature; or (vii) contains advertising, promotions or commercial solicitations of any kind.
Although we are under no obligation to do so and assume no responsibility or liability arising from any use of Modular Content, we may monitor the web sites or other online, cable, wireless, or other services with which Modular Content is used. You agree that you will promptly, and in any event within 24 hours, remove the Modular Content from any website or other online, cable, wireless, or other service if we or our agent request that you do so, and that you will maintain the ability to remove Modular Content from any web site or online, cable, wireless, or other service on which you cause it to be placed or with which you cause it to be affiliated. You agree that we have exclusive discretion to direct that the Modular Content be removed from websites or other online, cable, wireless, or other services at any time and for any reason, including, but not limited to, the prohibited uses of Modular Content described above; that we may implement and use protections to limit the web sites or other online, cable, wireless, or other services in conjunction with which Modular Content may be used or the manner in which Modular Content may be used; and that we may not specifically advise you of the existence or nature of these protections.
We provide Modular Content, if at all, on a voluntary basis. We expressly disclaim any obligation to provide or update Modular Content, to maintain its availability, or to ensure its accuracy.
Notwithstanding any statement to the contrary by us or by you or any third party, your use of Modular Content creates no fiduciary or contractual relationship between us and you, or between us and any third party, other than pursuant to this Agreement.
8. Availability of Services
The availability of the content on the Services may be affected by a variety of factors, including NFL Rules, technical problems or network delays, Company discretion or other reasons. "NFL Rules" means (a) the Constitution and Bylaws of, and other rules, regulations, resolutions, agreements and requirements of or issued by, the NFL and/or any other NFL Entity (as defined herein), as they presently exist and as they may, from time to time, be entered into, created or amended; and (b) any action taken by the commissioner of the NFL or any person having authority delegated by the commissioner of the NFL pursuant to any document, policy, rule, regulation, resolution or requirement referred to in clause (a) of this definition. You agree that we are not obligated to provide you with any specific content under this Agreement.
Not all of the features available through the Services, including certain live streaming audio, video or access to high-quality video, will be available to you unless your computer or mobile device satisfies the minimum technical requirements. As we make changes to the Services, the minimum technical requirements for access to the Services may change. You are responsible for determining whether your computer or device satisfies the minimum technical requirements before you access the Services.
If you submit feedback or suggestions about the Services, we may use your feedback or suggestions without obligation (including any compensation or attribution) to you.
9. Prohibited uses
You agree not to violate or attempt to violate the security of the Service, including, without limitation:
(a) take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of one or more of the Services;
(b) use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of one or more of the Services or any activity being conducted on this Site;
(c) 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 navigate or search the Services to harvest or otherwise collect information from the Services to be used for any commercial purpose;
(d) attempt to circumvent, reverse engineer, decipher, decompile, disassemble, decrypt, or otherwise alter or interfere with (or attempt, encourage, or support anyone else's attempt to engage in such activities) any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Services.
(e) access data not intended for you or logging into a server or account that you are not authorized to access;
(f) attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization;
(g) attempt to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, by way of submitting a virus to, or overloading, "flooding", "spamming", "mail bombing" or "crashing", the Services;
(h) send unsolicited e-mail, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services; or
(i) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or posting. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability.
We may investigate occurrences that may involve violations of the security of the Services or of the law and we may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.
10. Disclaimers; Limitation of Liability
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES AND THE MATERIALS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THESE TERMS, THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES AND THE COMPANY'S VENDORS AND BUSINESS PARTNERS (COLLECTIVELY, "THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATED PARTIES") EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THESE TERMS, THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATED PARTIES MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (I) THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (II) THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE; (III) THE INFORMATION THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; (IV) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS; AND (V) ANY ERRORS IN THE SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM, YOUR MOBILE DEVICE, OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATED PARTIES ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS.
ALL SERVICES AND PRODUCTS PURCHASED AND OBTAINED ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES ARE SUBJECT ONLY TO ANY APPLICABLE WARRANTIES OF THEIR RESPECTIVE MANUFACTURERS, DISTRIBUTORS, AND/OR SUPPLIERS, IF ANY. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATED PARTIES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES (INCLUDING VIRTUAL SERVICES, APPLICATIONS, OR SUBSCRIPTIONS) LISTED OR PURCHASED ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY FOR PRODUCT OR SERVICE DEFECT OR FAILURE, CLAIMS THAT ARE DUE TO NORMAL WEAR, SERVICE OR PRODUCT MISUSE, SERVICE OR PRODUCT ABUSE, SERVICE OR PRODUCT MODIFICATION, IMPROPER SERVICE SELECTION, AND NON-COMPLIANCE WITH ANY WRITTEN DIRECTIONS.
THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATED PARTIES SHALL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF, IN CONNECTION WITH OR RELATING TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, INCLUDING ANY LIABILITY (I) AS A PUBLISHER OF INFORMATION; (II) AS A RESELLER OF ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES; (III) FOR ANY DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS; (IV) FOR ANY INCORRECT OR INACCURATE INFORMATION; (V) FOR ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR DISCLOSURE OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (VI) FOR STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICES; OR (VII) FOR ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICES OR ANY THIRD PARTY WEBSITE OR APPLICATION. THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THAT APPLIES TO ALL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS; LOSS OF PROFITS; LOSS OF GOOD WILL; LOSS OF USE; LOSS OF DATA; COST OF PROCURING SUBSTITUTE GOODS, SERVICES, OR INFORMATION' LITIGATION; OR THE LIKE), WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ANY INDIVIDUAL ADVISES OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH HEREIN ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS FO THE BARGAIN BETWEEN THE COMPANY AND YOU. THE PRODUCTS, THE INFORMATION, AND THE SERVICES OFFERED ON AND THROUGH THE SERVICES WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING THE SOLE AND ENTIRE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF THE COMPANY AND THE AFFILIATED PARTIES FOR ANY REASON, AND FOR YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY CAUSE OR CLAIM WHATSOEVER, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR ANY PRODUCT, INFORMATION, OR SERVICE PURCHASED BY YOU FROM THE COMPANY ON THE SERVICES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID THE COMPANY ANY AMOUNTS FOR ANY PRODUCTS, INFORMATION, OR SERVICE PRIOR TO THE DATE ON WHICH YOU FIRST ASSERT ANY CLAIM, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY DISPUTE WITH THE COMPANY IS TO STOP USING THE SERVICES AND CANCEL YOUR ACCOUNT.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS, THE EXCLUSIONS AND LIABILITY ARE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Company and its Affiliated Parties against all claims, demands, causes of action, losses, expenses, damages and costs, including any reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting or arising from or relating to your use of or conduct on the Services, any activity related to you, any information that you submit to, post on or transmit through the Services, your breach of these Terms, your infringement or violation of any rights of another, or termination of your access to the Services.
12. Service Usage; Termination of Usage
You are required to establish an account and/or register on the Services in order to take advantage of certain features of the Services. If you provide information on the Services, you agree to (a) provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Services and (b) as permitted, maintain and promptly update such information to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete. If you provide any information that is false, inaccurate, outdated, or incomplete, or the Company has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is false, inaccurate, outdated, or incomplete, or the Company has the right to suspend or terminate your account and prohibit any and all current or future use of the Services (or any portion thereof) by you.
You will create a username and password while completing the account and/or profile registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account. The company reserves the right to refuse registration of, or cancel, an account, profile, or username in its sole discretion. You agree to immediately notify the Company of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. You agree to be responsible for all actions resulting from the use of your account on the Services, including actions resulting from unauthorized use of your account prior to your taking steps to prevent such occurrence by changing your password and notifying the Company. The Company and its Affiliated Parties cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this section.
You are responsible for your use or and communications on the Services. You agree to use the Services only for lawful purposes and not to use the Services in any manner that interferes with its normal operation or with any other user's use and enjoyment of the Services.
You further agree that you will not access the Services by any means except through the interface provided by the Company for access to the Services. Creating or maintaining any link from another website or application to any page or functionality on the Services without the prior written authorization of the Company is prohibited. Running or displaying the Services or any information or material displayed on the Services in frames or through similar means on another website or application without the prior written authorization of the Company is prohibited. Any permitted links to the Services must comply with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
These Terms are effective unless and until terminated by either you or the Company. You may terminate these Terms at any time, provided that you discontinue all further use of the Services. The Company also may terminate or suspend these Terms, at any time, without notice, and accordingly deny your access to the Services, for any reason, including without limitation, if, in the Company's sole discretion, you fail to comply with any term or provision of these Terms or your use is harmful to the interests of another user or the Company and its Affiliated Parties. Upon any termination of these Terms by either you or us, you must promptly uninstall the mobile application and destroy all materials downloaded or otherwise obtained from the Services, as well as all copies of such materials, whether made under these Terms or otherwise. Additionally, all the Points you have acquired through your Fin Club Account may, in our sole discretion, be terminated and forfeited.
The Company reserves the right and from time to time may modify or discontinue, the Services (or any part thereof) temporarily or permanently with or without notice. Except as otherwise expressly stated in these Terms, you agree that the Company and its Affiliated Parties shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuation of the Services.
You agree that the Company may terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Services, without notice, for any conduct that the Company, in its sole discretion, believes is in violation of these Terms or any applicable law or is harmful to the interests of another user or the Company and its Affiliated Parties.
Sections 9-11 and 14-16 shall survive the termination of these Terms.
13. Rules for Sweepstakes, Contests, Raffles, Surveys, and Similar Promotions
Any sweepstakes, contests, raffles, surveys, games, or similar promotions made available through the Services may be governed by specific rules that are separate from and in addition to these Terms. By participating in any such sweepstakes, contest, raffle, survey, game, or similar promotion, you will become subject to those rules, which may vary from these Terms set forth herein, and which are incorporated into these Terms.
Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230(d) as amended, we hereby notify you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors are commercially available. Information identifying current providers of such protection is available on-line.
15. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
(a) The Services are controlled and operated by the Company from within the United States of America, and is intended for use only by residents of the United States. The Company makes no representations or warranties that the content or materials on the Services are appropriate or lawful in any foreign countries, or that any items or applications offered for sale or download through the Services will be available outside the United States. Those who choose to access the Services from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
(b) These Terms shall be governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Illinois, without giving effect to any conflict of laws principles that may provide the application of the law of another jurisdiction. The parties agree that any claim or dispute one party has against the other party arising under or relating to these Terms (including claims in contract, tort, strict liability, statutory liability, or other claims) that is not resolved under Section 14 of these Terms must be resolved exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction, federal or state, located in Cook or Lake County Illinois, and no other court. Each party agrees to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts and to accept service of process from them.
(c) It is the Company's goal that the Services meet your expectations. However, there may be instances when you have a problem or dispute that needs special attention. In those instances, the Company is committed to working with you to reach a reasonable resolution that satisfies you; however, we can only do this if we know about and understand your issue. Therefore, for any problem or dispute that you may have with the Company, you acknowledge and agree that you will first give the Company an opportunity to resolve your problem or dispute. This includes you first sending a written description of your problem or dispute using the following email address:
Fan.Services-CHI@Bears.nfl.net or mailing address:
1920 Football Dr.
Lake Forest, IL 60047.
ANY PROCEEDINGS TO RESOLVE OR LITIGATE ANY DISPUTE WILL BE CONDUCTED SOLELY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS. NEITHER YOU NOR THE NFL WILL SEEK TO HAVE ANY DISPUTE HEARD AS A CLASS ACTION OR IN ANY OTHER PROCEEDING IN WHICH EITHER PARTY ACTS OR PROPOSES TO ACT IN A REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY. No arbitration or proceeding will be combined with another without the prior written consent of all parties to all affected arbitrations or proceedings.
All disputes arising under this Agreement that cannot be settled through informal negotiation will be settled exclusively through confidential binding arbitration in accordance with the Consumer Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator's award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in a court of competent jurisdiction. You agree that the Company may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in Illinois necessary to protect its rights or property pending the completion of arbitration.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, you permanently and irrevocably waive the right to bring any claim in any forum unless you provide the Company with written notice of the events or facts giving rise to the claim within one (1) year of their occurrence.
16. Severability; Interpretation
If any provision of these Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions shall not be affected. All interpretations of these Terms will be at the Company's sole discretion and the Company's decisions will be final. When used in these Terms, the word "including" shall be deemed followed by the words "without limitation."
17. Entire Terms
The failure of the Company and its Affiliated Parties to insist upon strict adherence to any section of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of that section and shall not be considered a waiver or limit the Company's right thereafter to insist upon strict adherence to that section of any other section in these Terms.
20. Copyright Policy
Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, § 512(c)(2), if you believe in good faith that your copyrighted work has been reproduced and is accessible on the Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our DMCA Agent with a written communication containing the following information.
IMPORTANT NOTE: ONLY DMCA NOTICES WILL RECEIVE A RESPONSE.
(a) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
(b) identification of the allegedly infringing material on the Services that is requested to be removed;
(c) your name, address and daytime telephone number, and an e-mail address if available, so that we may contact you if necessary;
(d) a statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted work is not authorized by you or the law;
(e) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are, or are authorized to act on behalf of, the owner of an exclusive copyright right that is allegedly infringed; and
(f) an electronic or physical signature of you or someone authorized on the copyright owner's behalf, to assert infringement of copyright and to submit the statement.
Claims of infringement which include the above required information must be submitted via postal mail or e-mail to Chicago Bears DMCA Agent as follows:
Chicago Bears Football Club, Inc.
1920 Football Dr.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
firstname.lastname@example.org (Please include "DMCA Notice of Infringement" in the subject line).
IMPORTANT NOTE: The foregoing information is provided exclusively for notifying the Chicago Bears that your copyrighted material may have been infringed. All other inquires and requests will not receive a response through this process.
We reserve the right to remove any posted submission that infringes the copyright of any person under the laws of the United States upon receipt of a notice that complies with the requirements of 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3). United States law provides significant penalties for submitting such a statement falsely.
21. Contact Information
If you have any comments, questions, or complaints regarding these Terms or the Services, or wish to report any violation of these Terms, please contact us at Fan.Services-CHI@Bears.nfl.net.